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juls29

Joined September 2019

Check out my blog for full book reviews! Www.juliareviewsthings.com
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The Fledgling Handbook 101 by P. C. Cast, Kim Doner
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition | Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell
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I read this to the daycare kids today. They are excited for our elf Jingle to start visiting tomorrow!
#wintergames #TMSkellington #holidayreads
@Crimson613 @Clwojick @StayCurious

Crimson613 21pts! 3d
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This year my husband and I are going to Vegas. We often go around Christmas time so it‘s a bit of a tradition for us. My dream though has always been to surprise my family with a trip to Hawaii. Some day I will do it!
#wintergames #TMSkellington
@Clwojick @Crimson613 @StayCurious

Crimson613 6pts! 3d
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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I absolutely loved this book! It is better than the first. I cannot wait until my BOTM arrives with the Queen of Nothing!
#TBRreads #wintergames # TMSkellkngton
@Crimson613 @Clwojick @StayCurious

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1. 55 books!
2. 30 books. I fell in love with reading again this year :)
3. I am super excited to read The Wicked King and The Queen of Nothing.
4. Watching snowfall out the window while cuddling under a blanket and reading. It‘s so cozy!
#wintergames #TMSkellington
@Clwojick @StayCurious @Crimson613

Crimson613 26pts, Oh! You've been doing great this year :D I also want to read those books, I saw those covers and 😍😍😍 also holly black just usually has good stories xD best reading weather 👌👌 5d
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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This is my #tbr for the #wintergames! I also have The Queen if Nothing coming soon from BOTM and that is part of my TBR for December. I can‘t wait to start logging the point for #TMSkellington

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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I‘m finishing up the cruel prince today. The story is great but honestly all the different types of creatures and the different courts is so confusing to me. Are these typical faerie creatures that I am supposed to know about? Would someone explain some of them to me?

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A Constellation of Roses | Miranda Asebedo
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I‘m starting a Constellation of Roses today. I haven‘t seen many reviews. I hope it‘s good!

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Winterwood | Shea Ernshaw
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I give Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw 5 stars. To be honest I really didn‘t expect to like this book. My personal tastes lead me to more fantastical books. Even though this book has an element of magic, it isn‘t overwhelming. I think this book reads more like a contemporary novel with some light magic than a fantasy novel.
Read my full review at www.juliareviewsthings.com/home/winterwood-by-shea-ernshaw-review

readingjedi Love that cover! 2w
juls29 @readingjedi This is the Owlcrate edition. It is just beautiful! 2w
OnlyYoo Beautiful edition! I love the contrast of the pages with the dust jacket 2w
juls29 @OnlyYoo This is my very first book with painted edges and it was really fun to read! 2w
Elisa This is probably going to be my next read, so I‘m glad to hear it‘s a good one 😊 2w
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The Kingdom | Jess Rothenberg
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My book haul from Shelflove Crate $5 sale. All books are signed!

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@revellbooks is celebrating 100 followers with a three book giveaway!

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I just finished bingeing Untamed and it was amazing. Probably my favorite book in the House of Night series so far. I love how big of a role grandma Redbird has in this book. Unfortunately I only own the first 4 books in the series and now have to wait and see if I get any more for Christmas. I can‘t wait to continue!

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I really enjoyed reading Chosen even if it was a little predictable. At the end I couldn‘t put it down!

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I tried my best but was not able to make it to 24 hours! I sure had a lot of fun though. Thank you #MrBook1inaMillion and #LitsyPartyOfOne for the fun weekend!
#24b4Monday #readathon

Andrew65 Thanks for playing along and well done on the excellent time you got to. 👏👏👏😊👍🥳 4w
MrBook FanTAStic!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
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Time to start this Sunday full of reading! I‘m excited to keep reading the House of Night series with Chosen. My time is not where I was hoping for #24b4Monday. I won‘t make it to 24 hours but I plan to go for a big chunk today!
#MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyOfOne #Readathon

Andrew65 Good luck with whatever total you get to. 😊👍 4w
MrBook MMMMmmmm! 4w
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In honor of #MrBook1inaMillion and #LitsyPartyOfOne I‘m going to finish up Betrayed while I snack on my favorite snack...Cake!
#24b4Monday #readathon

Lynnsoprano Oh, that looks so yummy!! 4w
Andrew65 The book and the dessert both look yummy! 4w
MrBook Another 🍰! Yeessss 😎🙌🏻!!! 4w
ljuliel Wow that looks so good ! 4w
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I am loving this book so far. Zoey‘s story is unfolding in classic YA fashion. This totally reminds me of Vampire Academy which I loved! I got in 4:44:44 of reading today. (I‘m not sure if I‘m supposed to report that in a different way). Have fun reading!
#LitsyPartyOfOne #24b4Monday #MrBook1inaMillion #readathon

Andrew65 Sounds good. A good time so far. (edited) 4w
MrBook You‘re doing fantastic!!! However #24B4Monday works 😊. Just be sure to screenshot your final time on Sunday. 😎👍🏻👍🏻 4w
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I loved this book and this whole series. I thought Five Dark Fates ended the series perfectly! One thing that I really liked about this series was that there were no dud books. Usually second or third books fall flat in a series but I absolutely loved every one of Kendare Blake‘s books!!!

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This is my TBR for this weekend and #mrbook1inamillion readathon. I have a busy Saturday so I know I won‘t get through them all, but I am excited to do my very first #24b4monday!

#litsypartyofone #readathon

cleoh I loved The Merciful Crow so much! 1mo
juls29 @cleoh I‘ve read mixed reviews for it, but I hope that I will love it! Glad to hear that you did! 1mo
cleoh @juls29 the only thing I would tell you is that it's the first of a duology! I thought it was a stand alone for most of the time I was reading it. 1mo
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juls29 @cleoh have you read both? 1mo
cleoh @juls29 the second one (The Faithless Hawk) doesn't come out until sometime next year sadly, but I'm looking forward to reading it! 1mo
Andrew65 Good luck! 1mo
MrBook WOOHOO!!! Awesome picks! Thank you so much for joining the fun!!! 🤗 1mo
juls29 @MrBook Thanks for hosting! 1mo
juls29 @MrBook Thanks for hosting! 1mo
MrBook ☺️🤗 4w
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It‘s quiet at my daycare. For once all of the kids are napping at the same time. I can‘t resist the chance to get some reading in! I need to find out what Jules Milone is up to!

Bookish_Gal So hard to get good quiet - and open - time to read with little ones 1mo
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1. I love seeing other people who are reading the same books as me and I love to hear different opinions about those books!
2. Books that I‘m not interested in haha.
3. I‘m not sure
4. I try to post a few times a week, everyday if I can.
5. I think I would enjoy all of those things but as a relatively new Litten I am not sure how to get started.
6. Instructions for new members to join activities.

jillrhudy Yes on #6!!! How are you supposed to have any earthly idea what's going on??? 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego If you follow @LitsyHappenings they repost most activities that are happening on Litsy like Swaps, Readathons etc. When I first joined I found that the more people you follow, the more you hear about activities, as people who are participating often repost as well. 😊 1mo
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jillrhudy @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I joined in March of 2018 and had no idea about Litsy Happenings. 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @jillrhudy I think it's run by a regular user and not admin, similar to @LitsyWelcomeWagon @LitsySwaps . Although @LitsySwaps has been inactive for a while, so not sure who was running that. Litsy is definitely a word of mouth kind of place, and you have to really look around to find things. Which is a flaw for sure. 1mo
juls29 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @jillrhudy. Thanks for the ideas! I hope I‘ll find something to join! 1mo
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I‘m pretty new to Litsy but can anyone tell me how to join a Christmas/winter swap and how it works?
Thanks!!!

Texreader I haven‘t seen any general swaps yet for Christmas or the holidays but maybe I‘ve missed them. The key is to keep an eye out for them and sign up when you see a post. Oh I did sign up for a Christmas recipe swap. If you scroll through my posts you should find the link. 1mo
juls29 @Texreader Thanks for the ideas. I‘ll keep an eye out! 1mo
sharread There's one going on. If you follow @LitsyHappenings you might find them promoting it. Let me see if I can find the last one. 1mo
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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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I‘m up before the sun with two of my favorite things. A homemade latte and a good book! So far I am loving this book, but I‘m not sure I want the Three Dark Crowns series to end!!!

Nute My favorite reading time is early in the morning just as the sun is creeping into the sky! 4w
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Two Dark Reigns | Kendare Blake
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I got up early this mornjng to spend some time reading this wonderful book!

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Last day of my read along of Marked. I finished the book and loved it! As you can see my orange cat helped me read about Nala, the orange cat in the book! I had a hard time putting the book down during the last 100 pages. I am so curious to find out what will happen next! Good thing I have the next three books ready to read! Let me know what you thought of Marked.
#catsoflitsy #readalong

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Day two of my Marked read along. Today I read chapters 11-19. This section was mostly about two different full moon rituals. I liked learning more about the Vampyres and the rules of their community. I also completely love Zoey‘s friends Stevie Rae and Damien! I also really like Zoey‘s cat. I love female orange cats! Things are getting a little more complicated for Zoey because she isn‘t like theothers. Can‘t wait to read more!
#readalong

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Day one of my read along and the first 10 chapters of Marked. So far I am really like the mix of Vampire and Cherokee cultures. My favorite part was when Zoey described her laughter as birthday cake frosting! I‘m not so into the mean girl storyline and there is some offensive language in here. Some of the 2007 slang is not okay by today‘s standards. Overall I‘m looking forward to reading more! What are your thoughts?
#readalong #catsoflitsy

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My Halloween costume this year will be a cat onesie. The costume looks very similar to my real life cat Daisy!
Congrats on your 10k Litfluence!
#big10k

REPollock I love the cat onesie! Did you buy it or make it? 1mo
juls29 @REPollock got it at Walmart :) 1mo
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I will be reading Marked this weekend! Please read along with me if you‘d like! I will post with my thought on the section each day, and you can add your comments! I‘d love to hear from you!
Saturday - Ch 1-10
Sunday - Ch 11-19
Monday - Ch 20-29 (end)

#readalong #catsoflitsy

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Marked: A House of Night Novel | P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
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I‘d love to do a read along with someone or multiple people for the book Marked. Would anyone be interested in reading with me possibly next week?

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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake
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Having a hard time getting into this one... very similar to Supernatural. It feels like a cheap knock-off.

#catsoflitsy

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I give Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo 4 stars. I really enjoyed the plot and Alex‘s character, but I found the book very confusing at times and I did not think the author did a good job of making the book mysterious or revealing twists throughout the book.

Check out my full review at https://www.juliareviewsthings.com/home/ninth-house-by-leigh-bardugo-review

jillrhudy Thank you! I like mystery but when the whole darn book is mysterious it‘s just annoying. Spell it out and sort it out by the end or I feel cheated! 1mo
juls29 Yes! It just felt so forced! 1mo
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I was tagged by @Eggs to answer these questions!
❤️ I‘m located in Minnesota
🧡 I am 29 years old!
💛 I run an in-home daycare and my husband lets me buy all the books I want! (I‘m so spoiled!)
💚 I have been married for almost 5 years.
💙She/her
💜 juls29 has been my handle on everything since I was young. Juls is short for Julia and 29 is my favorite number!

Thanks for getting to know me!

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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I am totally loving this series. Can‘t wait to read the next 2 books!!! Waiting for them to come in the mail!

kymmiesreads One of my favorite series! 2mo
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I give Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake 4.5 stars. This was a great YA fantasy book. It had some dark parts but I thought they were very well done. My only complaint would be the predictability of the ending. At chapter 3 I was able to guess the large plot twist.

Read my full review at www.juliareviewsthings.com/home/three-dark-crowns-by-kendare-blake-review

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris (Screenwriter)
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I give The Tattooist of Auschwitz 5 stars. This novel based on the real experiences and memories of Lale and Gita Sokolov is heart breaking, but it is also a story of survival. Lale and Gita did what they had to do to survive horrific circumstances and create a future together.

Read my full review at https://www.juliareviewsthings.com/home/the-tattooist-of-auschwitz-by-heather-mo...

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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Can someone please help me out with how this book ended. Who is Coco‘s Aunt and why is it a big deal? Clearly I missed something during the story!

Jess_Franzino I think we‘re going to find out next book. Right now, all we know is that her name alone was enough to make Reid swear 😂 2mo
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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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I give Wilder Girls by Rory Power a rating of 4 stars. I really enjoyed the story about the Tox. But there were a few things that slowed down my reading like the author‘s writing style.

Read my full review at www.juliareviewsthings.com/home/wilder-girls-by-rory-power-review

Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!📚 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
BillBlume I loved this book. WILDER GIRLS is probably my fav of 2019, so far. I was lucky in that I went into it after seeing other people‘s gripes about the ending not resolving a lot. 1mo
juls29 @BillBlume it was very good and I thought it was very unique. I‘ve never read anything like it. 1mo
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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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I give The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams 3.5 stars. Overall I really liked the plot and the meat of the story, but I didn‘t enjoy all of the pop culture references.

You can read the whole review at www.juliareviewsthings.com

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚🤗 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👻📚👻 2mo
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Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy ☕️📚📚📚☕️ 2mo
jillrhudy Glad to have you at Litsy! 1mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 4w
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