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kellyann28

kellyann28

Joined September 2016

🐍Just a Slytherin masquerading as a Gryffindor🦁
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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I am late this month on posting my list. Looks like I can scratch off The City We Became and All of Us Villians! #bookspin

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My July #bookspin list!🍦

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Enter the Body | Joy McCullough
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This was one of my #BookSpin books for June! I listened to this on audio and it was just okay for me. I'm not a poetry reader so I sometimes struggle with them. The flowery language mixed with contemporary conversations between the girls threw me off a bit!

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Mad Honey | Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan
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Ayyyy I got it posted before the draw finally! 😂🎉 #BookSpin

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A Dowry of Blood | S. T. Gibson
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I finished A Dowry of Blood last week for book club and it was a very quick read that I ended up really enjoying!
I'm using this for a Book with Monsters, as the story is told from the POV of one of Dracula's wives. #booked2023

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Vespertine | Margaret Rogerson
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One day I'll get my life back together and post my list before the second day of the month. Unfortunately yesterday I was swamped at work all day so it won't be this month 🤣 #bookspin

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Lunar Love | Lauren Kung Jessen
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Forgot to post my list for #bookspin ! April creeped up quickly. I haven't peeked at the numbers yet, so let's see!

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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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This was a pretty good ending to the Winternight trilogy! I buddy read this with @TheBookKeepers and am glad we finished the series! The Bear ended up being one of my favorite characters and I would have loved more of him in the previous books.
This book is used for #booked2023 for the Gifted by a Friend prompt, as I got this from a Christmas swap two or so years ago!
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae

Cinfhen Yay 😁 great photo ❤️ 1y
TheBookKeepers Loved finishing this series with you! 1y
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Another February read that also happened to be a January #BookSpin was Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. I LOVED this book! I typically love family dramas and really enjoy seeing this explored in other cultures. This was as good as other readers have said!

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We Deserve Monuments | Jas Hammonds
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A bit of a late review. I finished this at the end of February and overall really enjoyed it! The very end of it I don't think was necessary or made a whole lot of sense for the story, though. The characters were lots of fun and I loved Mama Lettie!
This was my #BookSpin pick for February 💙

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My #bookspin for March! 💚

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This was such a cute read! It gave me "The House in the Cerulean Sea" vibes with the house of orphaned children and some misfits/found family tropes. This was a great round of #LMPBC ! Thanks y'all! @Readergrrl @Johanna414 @EclecticBookLover

LiteraryinLawrence That description totally sells me on it! 1y
kellyann28 @LiteraryinLawrence I hope you enjoy it too! 💙 1y
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Starting on this one for this month's #LMPBC !
It's giving me The House in Cerulean Sea vibes

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My #bookspin list for February! ❤️

LeafingThroughLife Pretty sure Wretched Waterpark is about the best title for a book ever. Definitely got me curious! LOL 1y
kellyann28 @LeafingThroughLife 🤣🤣 it is a middle grade series that looks like a lot of fun!! 1y
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The Golden Enclaves was such an amazing end to the Scholomance trilogy! There were a lot of twists and surprises as El goes on her journey to "balance" the looming enclave war! I would like to do a reread of this series knowing what I know now to see what I can catch! #booked2023 A Book described with "twist" and "balance" @cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

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Thistlefoot | GennaRose Nethercott
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I finished Thistlefoot this week for another traveling book group and it was quite a read! Overall a lovely message with very complex characters. I thought the middle lagged a bit but the ending was perfection! I loved all the Baba Yaga stories woven in throughout. Using this for #booked2023 A Title with a Proper Noun
@Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Im super curious about this book!! Glad to see you enjoyed it💛 1y
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Certain Dark Things | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This was a "middle of the road" read for me. Didn't hate it but didn't love it! I did like exploring the different vampire clans. I thought they were fun and interesting. I will get this mailed off next week! #LMPBC @Johanna414 @EclecticBookLover @Readergrrl

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Certain Dark Things | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Scattered Showers | Rainbow Rowell
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This was a solid collection of romantic short stories by Rainbow Rowell! If you are a fan of her book Fangirl or the Snow&Baz spin off then you'll like these as well! Some of my favorite stories were Kindred Spirits and The Prince and the Troll. The audio was great on it as well.
#booked2023 A Collection of Short Stories @Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay! I heard this collection was solid 😄Glad you enjoyed…and again, love the photo♥️ 1y
kellyann28 @Cinfhen thank you! I keep a "theme" going for awhile on Instagram so you'll probably see it for a bit ? 1y
Cinfhen THAT FRAME is PERFECT 💛 1y
kellyann28 @Cinfhen Good ol' Hobby Lobby 1y
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One Dark Window | Rachel Gillig
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This book was PHENOMENAL!! An original YA fantasy story and I thoroughly enjoyed every single page. I am very sad I have to wait 9 months for book 2 as this book does end on a cliffhanger!
Using this for #booked2023 as a Quiet YA because I haven't seen much about this book on the social medias. I will be recommending this to a lot of people this year!
@Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Soubhiville I got this for Christmas and can‘t wait to read it! 1y
kellyann28 @Soubhiville I did too! The central plotline is an original one and I will be gushing about this to everyone 🤣 1y
Cinfhen Great choice!!! Thanks for spreading the word ❣️📚🎉 1y
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Cinfhen Also such a pretty photo 😍 1y
kellyann28 @Cinfhen Thank you 🥰😘 1y
Deblovestoread Sounds great, stacked! 1y
kellyann28 @Deblovestoread I hope you love it as much as I do! 1y
Johanna414 I just bought this as a kindle deal! 1y
kellyann28 @Johanna414 read it ASAP....but maybe closer to October because you'll want book 2 immediately 🤣🤣 1y
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My first completed book of 2023 just happens to be a reread! I plan on finally reading the rest of the trilogy this winter so I needed a refresh. Still starts out a little slow but really gets interesting at the end. A high so-so pick. Using this for #booked2023, 1) Part of a trilogy @Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Excellent!! 1y
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My first #BookSpin list of 2023, just barely under the wire! 🤣 I had to feel out what mood reads I was looking towards! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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This book was phenomenal!! I had been wanting to read an adventure fantasy recently and this hit me in all the correct places. Will be reading the prequel coming out in February for sure!

Johanna414 I just ordered this with a Christmad gift card! 1y
kellyann28 @Johanna414 The size may be a little intimidating for some but I thought the pages flew by. Always something happening! I hope you enjoy it too! 1y
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The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Well this was.....something. Very similar to the book The Last Mrs. Parrish. I read this as a traveling book so the fun part was seeing everyone's reactions to the over the top, shocking behavior.

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The Luminaries | Susan Dennard
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Thank you sooo much @Chrissyreadit ! This book was a total cover add to my TBR but it also sounded so good. The chocolate is my favorite. I appreciate you!! Merry Christmas 🎄
Thank you to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing another amazing #JolabokaflodSwap this year!

Chrissyreadit ❄️💙❄️💙❄️😘 1y
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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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This was a quick read and very cute! Zoey had energy for daaayyyys 🤣 mailing off today to account for all the holiday mailing #LMPBC @Johanna414 @Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover

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I'm assuming this is my #jolabokaflodswap package! I don't know the sender but I'm not expecting anything from a shop! @MaleficentBookDragon

Chrissyreadit Yes that should be it 1y
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My #JolabokaflodSwap is going out in the mail tomorrow! @MaleficentBookDragon

Wesleypaker Hello how are you doing today? 2y
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Ead = A mood.

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To Chase the Sun | Craig Randall
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My #BookSpin book for December is To Chase the Sun by Craig Randall. I "met" the author through my bookstagram and he is such a kind soul! This is his collection of poetry he wrote as he struggled with anxiety and depression. I'm not a poetry person really, but I enjoyed this! You can definitely feel his struggles and his breakthroughs. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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My final #BookSpin list for 2022!

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Keeper of Enchanted Rooms | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I LOVED this book! The vibes of this were just so fun and cute and quirky. If you're looking for a lighter read and a few laughs and a well thought out magic system, then give this a go! I will certainly be reading book 2 when it comes out! Can't wait to see what my #LMPBC group thinks! @Johanna414 @EclecticBookLover @Readergrrl

Johanna414 I'm so excited to read it! 2y
kellyann28 @Readergrrl I'm getting this in the mail to you tomorrow! 2y
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Got to meet TJ Klune today at Yallfest! He is just as nice as you'd imagine!!

BookDragonNotWorm 🤯 I'm so jealous!!! 2y
kellyann28 @BookDragonNotWorm He was SO nice! I made him laugh so I feel accomplished 2y
peaKnit I love his shirt! What a great meet up. (edited) 2y
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Bookish_Viking I think I might have seen you, I saw that shirt. Fierce Friday at the Museum? Ayana Grey or Victoria Aveyard? 2y
kellyann28 @Bookish_Viking yes I was at Fierce Friday!! We got in a tad late because we were in Klune's line haha 2y
Bookish_Viking I remember seeing your shirt because I was trying to figure out if it was the Night Court from ACOTAR. Ill probably see you again today lol. I walked right past you. 2y
kellyann28 @Bookish_Viking it's not officially ACOTAR but has those ✨️vibes✨️ 😂. I'll be at a few panels and walking around today in a white tshirt that says Lost Souls Book Club so say hi if you see me!! 2y
Bookish_Viking I'll be out and about in a Valknut shirt, symbol of Odin....if you see something Vikingish it's me...I'm actually heading towards the 9:30 Alex Aster thing at the museum here in a minute. My biggest thing I'm looking forward to is Jennifer Lynn Barnes. 2y
kellyann28 @Bookish_Viking will do! I was prepared to wait all day in line for VE Schwab but since she isn't going to be there today I'm just going wherever I land 😂 2y
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Keeper of Enchanted Rooms | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I think I'm starting this one today for #LMPBC! 🎉
@Johanna414 @EclecticBookLover @Readergrrl

KristiAhlers This was one of my Kindle First Reads book I downloaded! I still have to read it. Happy reading 2y
Johanna414 Can't wait to hear what you think of it! 2y
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Thistlefoot | GennaRose Nethercott
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I am running a little behind this month, but here is my #BookSpin for November! Excited to see the numbers tomorrow ❤️ @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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The Shadows Between Us | Tricia Levenseller
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I had a difficult time finding fantasy books that were not 500 pages 🤣 #LMPBC Have any of you read any of these? Any one of then stand out more than others? Excited for a new round with you all! @johanna414 @EclecticBookLover @Readergrrl

kellyann28 Oh I'm also throwing in this to the mix: 2y
EclecticBookLover I have not heard of any of those, but I understand trying to find something that's a reasonable amount of pages 🤣🤣 I definitely have some research to do lol 2y
kellyann28 @EclecticBookLover in my search I'd think "This would be fun!" Page count 520 ? 2y
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EclecticBookLover Exactly! 🤣 So I looked everything over last night and the only one that didn't grab me was Savage Lands, but if everyone is for it I'm fine 🙂 2y
Johanna414 I haven't read any of these! The top 2 are already on my TBR, so they'd be my top picks but I'd happily read any of them 2y
kellyann28 I'm thinking Keeper of Enchanted Rooms if @Readergrrl is okay with it! @Johanna414 @EclecticBookLover 2y
Johanna414 @kellyann28 awesome!! 2y
Readergrrl I am very happy with that choice! 2y
EclecticBookLover Sounds good to me! 2y
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The Lost Girls of Willowbrook | Ellen Marie Wiseman
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This was a really good fictional story that takes place based on real situations/places. It is overall a pretty heavy and graphic book, but I learned about a new tragic event in history. Would recommend!

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Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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This ended up being a pan for me, but not the worst. I feel like all I really learned about this was how awful Steve Jobs was as a person. Thank you for a great round! And @staci.reads I enjoyed your notes you sent with each book! ❤️ #LMPBC @cwarnier @allureofbeauty

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Pestilence | Laura Thalassa
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I was actually pretty surprised by this book as I expected it to be full smut, no substance (no shade if you enjoy that, it's just not my bag!) but there was no smut until the backhalf and then it was done pretty well. I plan on reading the rest of the books at some point, probably using them as palate cleansers between heavier reads. #bookspin

sprainedbrain This one surprised me, too! 2y
kellyann28 @sprainedbrain Did you read the next book? 2y
sprainedbrain Not yet… I just read Pestilence last month. I‘m planning to work the others in sometime! 2y
kellyann28 @sprainedbrain I'm going to do the same! 2y
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Pestilence | Laura Thalassa
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My #BookSpin for October is Pestilence by Laura Thalassa and my #DoubleBookSpin is Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs, which is also my #LMPBC read! Love how that worked out!

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Pestilence | Laura Thalassa
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My #bookspin List for October! 🎉🎃

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Finished this one today! I liked it! It was far more violence-detailed than I expected, but it didn't bother me. Good exampels of anti-heroes. I'll get this in the mail tomorrow! #LMPBC @allureofbeauty @cwarnier @staci.reads

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Starting this one today for #LMPBC !
@staci.reads @allureofbeauty @cwarnier

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Belladonna | Adalyn Grace
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My #Bookspin list for September! I can't believe it's already September 🥲 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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I LOVED this one and read it so quickly! I'm now committed to reading the rest of Sepetys's backlog. The amount of research she does is next level amazing! I will mail this out on Monday! #LMPBC @staci.reads @cwarnier @allureofbeauty

staci.reads So glad you liked it! I have read all of hers, and while I liked this one a lot, it comes in at the bottom of the rankings. I love her work. 2y
kellyann28 @staci.reads I've only read Salt to the Sea by her but I also really loved that one! 2y
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Thank you for the bookmarks @Maggie4483 ! #summerbookmarkswap @cwarnier

cwarnier That cat is so cute. 2y
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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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Starting this one today! I loved your note Staci! Fun fact, in 1989 I was 1 year old 😂 #LMPBC
@staci.reads @cwarnier @allureofbeauty

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read this one! 2y
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@Kshakal Thank you for the bookmarks!! I appreciate them! @cwarnier #summerbookmarkswap

Kshakal Glad they arrived safely 🤓 2y
cwarnier Naps are always good. 2y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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My #bookspin list for August! ❤️
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Managed to get a Bingo this month for #BookSpinBingo and knocked off a good chunk of books! 🍉