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Lord of the Fly Fest | Goldy Moldavsky

Absolutely wild
Loved the premise &now I need to watch that Fire Festival documentary people have told me about.
Secondly, how dare this main character be so relatable (but then taken to an extreme that I don't think I would go to)?!
This was ridiculous, and fun, & so much more enjoyable that the book by Golding.
Lemme go be in my feels about how much I'm not the target "look" for the platform & how much I always wonder if that is holding me back.

Wesleypaker Hello 👋 how are you doing today ? 2mo
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The Royals Next Door | Karina Halle
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This was a fun grumpy/sunshine with the added intrigue of celebrity that had mental health representation, all set on an island I enjoy visiting. Oh, and the protagonist has a romance podcast and defends romance readers to people who stigmatize us, so that's also a bonus in my books.

@Litsy, fix your app. It has been months since I've been able to upload a photo; it just crashes instead. I contacted support but got no reply.

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This is a beautiful, complex, and heartfelt story, and it was such a treat to get to know these characters.

Gissy Did you organize a readathon for this month? I think you did last year. 8mo
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This historical fiction told through poetry details the lives of queer performers at a Berlin night club shortly before the Nazi party took power. The titular character is also Jewish, as are many people we meet along the way, and this book didn't shy away from the brutality of hate.

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The Roughest Draft | Austin Siegemund-Broka, Emily Wibberley
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Write Your Own Story | unboxing & reading vlog
https://youtu.be/QezhF6hGUL0

(Sorry for the lack of picture, the app crashes every time I try to add one, and has for months)

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Dylan Marron writes with vulnerability, clarity, passion, & empathy in this retelling of his ongoing social experiment of bring together folks who have quarreled online. There are various ways we react to opposition, but conversation is at the centre of this project, & I truly appreciated learning about the process of putting various types of media & how they impacted others. Reminders that people are all nuanced can both be exhausting & necessary

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This is a beautiful beginning, which takes place in a world post monarchy, where dragons need companions and women can fall in love with each other without anyone else batting an eye. I adored the mystery, the magic, the friendships, and the feels.

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The Ship We Built | Lexie Bean

This is heartfelt and full of trauma.

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A Touch of Ruckus | Ash Van Otterloo

This book was a delight!

However, this app still won't let me post photos; what gives?

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Here's my Queer Lit Readathon TBR
https://youtu.be/ugVBpLM3wnM

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Unscripted | Nicole Kronzer

This is a powerful story of a girl who just wants to do well at improv camp having to deal with toxic masculinity, manipulation, and a culture of not calling out homophobia, racism, and other abuses (and when she steps up, she's dismissed as too sensitive, because "boys will be boys").

TW: sexual assault, verbal/physical abuse, homophobia, racism, discussion of attempted suicide/parental death, &brief mention of blood.

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A Curse in Ash | Julie Zantopoulos

This week's #WednesdayTradition features A Curse in Ash by Julie Zantopoulos and Hopped Mead by Fallentimber. I'm excited to dive into Julie's witchy fae book just before Samhain!

Also, adding photos to my posts has been crashing this app for weeks now, so hit up my Twitter or Instagram for the great photo I took of this book.

#BookBathAndBeverage #ACurseInAsh #BooksAndMead

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This week's #WednesdayTradition features The Impossible Resurrection of Grief by Octavia Cade, a SciFi candle from Page Turning Candle Co., and Mr. Pink Mead by Fallentimber Meadery (as gifted to me by my friends at Dark Age Creations). I think this will be my last read for #SciFiSeptember and #Demonathon.⁣
#BookBathAndBeverage
ID: a board across a tub that is filling with water and bubbles holds a candle, lighter, paperback book, and can of mead.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!! Enjoy 🛀 1y
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It Came From the Sky | Chelsea Sedoti
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This week's #WednesdayTradition features It Came From the Sky by Chelsea Sedoti and Blend No. 13 Malbec Merlot by Black Cellar. This is the last hotel tub for these photos for a while cuz we'll be home from this cross-Canada road trip on Saturday!⁣

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Axiom's End: A Novel | Lindsay Ellis
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This week's #WednesdayTradition features the audiobook of Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis - which is on my TBRs for #SciFiSeptember and #Demonathon - and Vina Tarapac's Sauvignon Blanc.⁣

#BookBathAndBeverage

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo ❤️ 1y
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This week's #WednesdayTradition features A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green and Yippee IPA from Picaroons, my "local" when I am in New Brunswick.⁣

#BookBathAndBeverage #LocalBeer #CanadianRoadTrip #SciFiSeptember #Demonathon

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I love this duology.

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Cancel Shawn Boston | Savy Leiser, Rk Gold
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I ended up really enjoying this dual POV lockdown romance between two new YouTubers just trying to make art and stumbling into a flame war.

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My Wednesday Tradition (book, bath, beverage) had to come a few hours early because I am driving a long distance to see my brother and his family tomorrow, and won't want to stop hanging out to use the tub after a couple years apart.

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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In case you want to know what I thought of any of the 22 books I read in July, I made this wrap up video: https://youtu.be/UvP4zH80hbo

Gissy Impressive!📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 2y
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This week's #WednesdayTradition features The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene and an AriZona Hard Iced Tea.⁣

The last time I was on a cross Canada trip, it was one way from East to West, and I was 12. Now, more than two decades later, I decided to start a reread of the original 56 volumes on a road trip, across and back, with my wonderful partner.⁣

Man, Iced Tea is different from the last trip. 😉

PickettT Ah, I remember this was the second book I'd borrowed from my school library when we were finally allowed to take them home and given a week's time to complete them. It made me stay up late and finish it on the same day. The rest of the week was spent in anticipation of the next week's library hour. 😂 Good old days! 1y
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The Memory Police | Yōko Ogawa
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My next audiobook...

BookBr Such an evocative cover! 2y
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Too Bright to See | Kyle Lukoff
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My next audiobook is about a haunted house...

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Magic | Mike Russell
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Staying at the coolest AirBnB on my island, and just about to start this book. If you want to see a vacation house where you sleep in a chicken coop, I made this video of it: https://youtu.be/xCPkMPiB08o

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Mostly Dead Things | Kristen Arnett
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New day, new audiobook!

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I never did get around to reading the original novel, but this graphic novel version looks too gorgeous to not pick up.

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I just started this audiobook, and am enjoying it so far.

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Last Act | Christopher Pike
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I'm picking up this oldie to see how high the cheese factor is... Teenage me was obsessed with these books.

Jemgirl2014 So was I! Christopher Pike and Richie Tanketsley Cusick were my favorites. LJ Smith was good too! 😊 2y
Kaarin What a great idea! 2y
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The Twisted Ones | T. Kingfisher
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This week's #WednesdayTradition features The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher and iced coffee because the protagonist has reheated hers a bunch of times when really iced is the way to go).⁣

#BookBathAndBeverage #WomenInHorror #IcedCoffee

[ID: hard cover book and clear glass.of iced coffee on dark wood board over a tub filling with bubbles and water.]

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Question of the Day: Where should we go from here? #QotD

I did an entire month of daily bookish questions. Did you enjoy them? Do you want them to continue? Would you prefer something on a weekly schedule instead? Do you want to suggest questions for the series?⁣

I'm open to your feedback. Let me know.⁣

[ID: Daily question in three text blocks in a purple and pink background with teal clouds.]

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Error 404 Title Not Found | Pickett's Class
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I just preordered the most ridiculous and potentially funniest "did it for the memes" romance ever.

It comes out in a month so it isn't in the Litsy system yet.

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The Worst Book Ever | Elise Gravel
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Question of the Day: What's the worst book you've ever read? #QotD

[ID: daily question in white text on a black and red background.]

BookishMarginalia Hands down, without question. I was forced to read it for a lit class in college. I think I even had to write about it. 🤢 2y
BookBr Probably The Origin of the Species by Nino Ricci — I found the characters so utterly odious I didn‘t even make it through a quarter of it… 2y
BookDragonNotWorm The Last Girl - can't remember the author. The first half was really good, centered around a plane crash, but the second half 🦨. So bad 2y
kathytrithardt Hahahah @BookDragonNotWorm I love the skunk emoji. I don't think I have that one on my phone. 2y
Tera66 A vampire romance called Strawberry 🍓, I listened to it and the narration made it worse😄 2y
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I just posted my weekly wrap up of everything I read, watched, and listened to! https://youtu.be/MpAKH8ySx5Y

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Question of the Day: What percentage of rooms in your home have at least one book in them right now? #QotD

I did a mental check and it is about 70% over here.⁣

#BookStacks #BooksEverywhere

[ID: daily question on a white text block in front of a haphazard stack of books.]

Eggs 💯 % 2y
Deblovestoread 9 rooms, 6 with books and one bathroom has bookish magazines. 😁 2y
rubyslippersreads About 75%. No books in either bathroom, but there is a slightly musty-smelling book on top of my washing machine (my tiny laundry room is dry and hot, which seems to help with that). 2y
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BookBr A solid 7/10 rooms, if you count the basement as one. 70% somehow doesn‘t seem right😂 2y
persephone1408 There are books in my den & all 3 bedrooms. So lets say 50% cause none in kitchen other den & 2 bathrooms. 2y
Pogue 79% 7 out of 9 rooms have books in them. 2y
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Finally getting around to the latest TJR audiobook!

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Question of the Day: Do you prefer to buy or borrow your books? #QotD

I know for many of us that it is a mix of the two, but I'm curious where you land on the spectrum.⁣

Tag me in your reply posts so I see them!

[ID: daily question on white background over cartoon figures having a conversation.]

Roxanareads I prefer to buy 2y
Karisa I prefer to borrow if possible. However, I‘ve been known to go back and buy a borrowed book I loved or want to share with my classroom library. 😊 2y
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persephone1408 I prefer to buy them...that's why I need book shelves so bad lol 2y
Cazxxx I do prefer to buy them but second hand where I can 2y
Gissy Buy them (new or used) (edited) 2y
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Where It All Lands | Jennie Wexler
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I love getting unexpected #BookMail, and enjoy it even more when it is a debut novel with themes of love, grief, and questions of "what if?". Thank you to Wednesday Books for sending me this finished copy of #WhereItAllLands by Jennie Wexler.⁣

#BookTuber #DebutNovel #NewRelease

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Cemetery Boys | Aiden Thomas
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I just did a collaboration with other BookTubers where we recommend Ghost Stories: https://youtu.be/qeRRbVoqNZE

Gissy I will watch this one today! I need ghost stories in my life👻👻👻☺️ 2y
kathytrithardt YAY 👻👻👻 @Gissy 2y
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Question of the Day: How do you balance "one more chapter" with getting exercise? #QotD

The only thing that works for me is walking while listening to audiobooks. I really want to enjoy and appreciate exercise, but I don't get a runners' high or whatever other chemical rush some folks do, and would rather use my spare time to read.⁣

#OneMoreChapter

[ID: daily question text next to a cartoon figure who appears to be running.]

Gissy I run at least 4 days per week, well to be honest, is like a power walking but in my mind I‘m a runner😜Tomorrow will go for our 18 miles which means I will be the last one to complete it 😆 I‘m trying to do some exercises those days I don‘t run and will like to do more activities at the beach. All these activities are in the morning. I don‘t read while I do exercises. Not at this moment. 2y
Gissy I run at least 4 days per week, well to be honest, is like a power walking but in my mind I‘m a runner😜Tomorrow will go for our 18 miles which means I will be the last one to complete it 😆 I‘m trying to do some exercises those days I don‘t run and will like to do more activities at the beach. All these activities are in the morning. I don‘t read while I do exercises. Not at this moment. 2y
kathytrithardt I just find exercise so boring and hate that it cuts into time where I could be doing non-boring things. 2y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile I do quick workouts (nothing more than 30min) first thing in the morning so that it can't interfere with the rest of my day. 2y
kathytrithardt Yeah @Enchanted_Bibliophile I try to trick myself into a 40 minute walk first thing before I wake up and talk myself out of it 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @kathytrithardt 🤣 I'm good at that too... But honestly try something short. I started with 10min workouts and upped it overtime (5 years) to 30min. I don't like waisting time, but I realise the importance of being active. And I learned to love my 20or30min of work. Anything more and I lose interest. 2y
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Once Stolen | D. N. Bryn
Mehso-so

Although I love this world filled with gender and disability representation, I had trouble picturing each scene. What did this world look like? The action was so quick that I had trouble following who was in each scene and how they got there.

That being said, the interactions between characters were, at times, intriguing and fun to see unfold.

I'm interested to see where the third volume of this series takes us.

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Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao
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Question of the Day: What books do you need to read by the end of the year? #QotD

#ReadingGoals #TBR

[ID: daily question in a white text block over a golden background with line drawn detailing.]

BookishMarginalia None. I‘m a mood reader, so I just read what I want when I want. 🤓 2y
Becker My goal was to read War & Peace in 2021. I‘m 3/4 of the way through.🌝 2y
Gissy None. I just want to accomplish my reading goals but if not that ok. I just want to enjoy my readings. 2y
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The Marvelous | Claire Kann
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This week's #WednesdayTradition features The Marvelous by Claire Kann and Cardhu Aged 12 Years Single Malt Scotch.⁣⁣
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#BookBathAndBeverage #WeeDram #Scotch #BookBath⁣⁣
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[ID: a library hardcover next to a glass and bottle of scotch on a dark wood board over a tub filling with water and bubbles.]

Alfoster Could it BE any better!!?😂 2y
kathytrithardt I make Wednesdays fantastic @Alfoster 2y
Alfoster I‘ll be right over!😝 2y
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This is a powerful, vulnerable memoir.
Content warnings for child abuse, sexual assault, familial death, and mental health struggles.

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Our Bloody Pearl | D N. BRYN
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Question of the Day: What underhyped book should more people read? #QotD

As a side note, I've been doing these daily questions for almost a month straight. Let me know if you enjoy them and want me to keep doing them.⁣

Don't forget to tag me in your replies!

#UnderhypedBooks #BookRecs

[ID: daily question in white text over fireworks.]

BookishMarginalia You go, girl! I don‘t have one particular book, but in general, I think #picturebook nonfiction should be more widely read — it‘s a great way to build background knowledge, not just for kids. 2y
kathytrithardt Picture books are great, @BookishMarginalia 😊 2y
Reggie In the Name of Salome by Julia Alvarez 2y
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Question of the Day: What are you currently reading? #QotD

For me, it's an e-ARC of Once Stolen by D.N. Bryn and a library e-audiobook of Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford.⁣

#CurrentlyReading

[ID: daily question in a white text block over blue and purple doodles.]

kaysworld1 Just started this today 2y
Alfoster I‘m reading The Husbands. 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit The Egoist by George Meredith and The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 2y
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Ravenpuff Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills. 2y
persephone1408 Currently I'm almost done with rule of wolves by leigh bardugo AND halfway thru the magicians by lev grossman 2y
kathytrithardt Oh it felt like The Magicians went on forever, @persephone1408 - but I very much enjoyed the show. 2y
persephone1408 I LOVE the show! So I'm not surprised by anything in the book so far. @kathytrithardt 2y
Gissy Ghost Whisperer (based on an old tv series. I don‘t know if the book is based on the series or viceversa. I a sucker for ghost stories☺️) and Todo Esto te Daré by Dolores Redondo. I think it was translated to English but I don‘t know the translated title. 2y
kathytrithardt I used to watch that one @Gissy 🥳 2y
DarkMina A Deadly Education 2y
Gissy @kathytrithardt I just finished it and I really enjoyed it. Trying to find the other books which are not easy. I think they are out of print. But I will try. 2y
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Question of the Day: How do you pick your next read? #QotD

I usually have a readathon or challenge that dictates a lot of my reading, and other than that I go on what I have access to and what I feel up to reading.⁣

#NextRead⁣ Don't forget to tag me if you make a response post.

[ID: white text block with daily question over a background of multicoloured, drawn books.]

audraelizabeth Mine is the same 2y
JenaJenkins If I go to add something to my Goodreads TBR list and find that it‘s already on there - I usually try to make that one of my next books. I also try to stay on top of buzzy middle grade books and state award winners that I might want to feature in my school library. 2y
Gissy Mostly I‘m a season reader but I try to add in my tbr different genres, old books I owned, specially sequels and books received in swaps. I try to match a the book themes with different readathon prompts. All these elements are part of my 2021 goals. 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit Sometimes my choice is made based on group reads I‘m participating in. I choose audiobooks based on books that sound engaging but not very complex, like horror and thrillers. I choose from my tbr based on how often I see the book mentioned. If a book has been on my tbr a long time and is frequently referenced by my friends, I know I need to get it read so I can participate in discussions. 2y
Reggie Wherever the reading wind blows me. 2y
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Question of the Day: What book screams "found family" to you? #QotD

#FoundFamily #LiteraryTropes

[ID: daily question in a text block over cartoon figures hugging.]

kathytrithardt @Johanna414 that book definitely fits! 2y
kathytrithardt Hahaha @JenaJenkins that's what I tagged, too! 2y
JenaJenkins Ha! I didn‘t even realize! 2y
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Upright Women Wanted | Sarah Gailey
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A dystopian reminder of what could happen if we aren't vigilant about our human rights.

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Question of the Day: What authors do you enjoy following online? #QotD

Eggbeater John Scalzi and Roxane Gay share my views of the world 2y
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To receive #BookMail, or not to receive book mail... obviously one of these makes the day better.⁣

Thanks so much to Wednesday Books for sending me this copy of The Tragedy of Dane Riley by Kat Spears. It's Hamlet-inspired, filled with feelings, and on sale now!⁣

[ID: a hardback book with a person in a grey suit holding a skull and broke cell phone on an orange background covered in vines sits on a black table in front of plants and a window.]