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laurenanalepa

Joined May 2016

Art Teacher, Reader, Whale Enthusiast. 👽👩🏻‍🎨☕️ laurenanalepa.weebly.com /// goodreads.com/laurenanalepa
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Doodled the covers of some of my favorite reads of 2018. Only one to go on my read harder challenge! Come on, 2019.

saresmoore So cute! 11mo
sprainedbrain Love these! 😃 11mo
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Artemis Fowl | Eoin Colfer
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Scored this signed copy with some AMAZING cover art, so pumped to reread the series.

hes7 Ah, that‘s great! I just reread the series this year, but I‘m so tempted to do it again next year. 😂 11mo
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😻 thank you so much, @Emiller !! Thank you so much for the lovely gifts. These books sound perfect! An art themed mystery and a Halloween-y one: you're covering all my bases. And the socks are the coziest! #letsgetcozy #bookmail

Emiller Yay!! I'm so glad you like it! 😊😊😊 2y
Callemarie Lauren I know im not supposed to do this early but I was worried about your gift. Did you get your Halloween book exchange gift? 2y
Captivatedbybooks Hey i emailed you just checking on the next #whodunitbymail 2y
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: A Graphic Novel | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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This graphic novel adaptation of Frankenstein is a great reminder for me of why it's my favorite classic. (And killing time at Barnes and Noble? 👌🏻)

GypsyKat Oh! This looks cool! 2y
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Heir of Fire | Sarah J. Maas
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Thanking my college desk job days for my ability to read a work document and listen to an audio book at the same time. Grading papers on Art Theft goes pretty well with kickass lady fantasy 🏹🤺✨

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All Hallows' Eve: 13 Stories | Vivian Vande Velde
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All signed up for @MaleficentBookDragon 'a #allhallowsreadbookexchange ! What better way to celebrate my favorite holiday?

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I just love Lemony Snicket.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I loved this series! 2y
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Paper Source has a deal on custom embossers! I've had a couple of people ask about it here on etsy, I got one as a gift a long time ago. Fantastic bookish gift 💖

Captivatedbybooks Sooooo you know what i will be spending some of my paycheck on tomorrow 😂😂😂👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 2y
Captivatedbybooks I deleted i think their email too like a jackass 2y
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#friYAYintro
1. Best Aug book: When Did You See Her Last?
2. Do you make your bed: yes but not well. Just sorta straighten out the comforter.
3. Today's high temp: 72*F! It's 64 now, it's been wonderfully cool.
4. Pirates or Ninjas: Pirates. 🌊
5. ✔️

collegecatlady Hey Lauren! Please get in contact with me regarding the Bibliophile Book Exchange as soon as you can. crystalellwood18@gmail.com 2y
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Finished this one here at our camp site! We're in Straits State Park, in Michigan's UP right next to the Mackinac Bridge.
Lemony Snicket always brings it, so I knew it was a solid choice to bring with me. This one didn't disappoint.

Aseleener My husband and I spent our "babymoon" in the UP. We rented a cabin near Naubinway. Such a nice area to visit. 2y
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#botm already picked and shipped! So ready for this one (and @Liberty never leads me astray)

TrishB It's amazing 💜 2y
Reviewsbylola Mine shipped too! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
Captivatedbybooks Hey hun! Where did you get the stamp thingy that says from the library and your name?! I NEED ONE! That is sooooo cool! 2y
laurenanalepa @captivatedbybooks my parents got it for me as a gift! They don't remember where, it was a long time ago. But if you search "custom book embosser" you may be able to find one! It's definitely a prized possession ? 2y
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It took me a while to finish, what with time-sensitive reading commitments forcing me to jump around, but Flavia always brings it 👏🏻👌🏻

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🌱 veggin with the veg 🌱
(And a book)

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This Or That?: Quiz Book | Emma MacLaren Henke
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#thisorthat
1. The couch 💖
2. Female
3. Salty
4. I think trilogies
5. Third! Third! Third!
6. 🌃
7. Bookstore
8. Usually colorful but it's gotta be well done
9. Plot but characters are what I'll care about most
10. My new rule is I have to read as many women as men
11. 🤷🏻‍♀️
12. Multiple. Many.
13. Own
14. Both!
15. Also both 💖

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Heathen: Season 1 | Natasha Alterici
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Oh. My. God.
This was AMAZING! I can't believe how good it was. I downloaded it on #netgalley mostly for the cover, I never imagined it would affect me so deeply. But it did.
It was beautifully written and beautifully drawn. And I don't even know what I'll do till vol. 2.

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You're all hitting double digits on your #24in48 and I'm crawling into bed after twelve straight hours of party prep: my little brother's grad party is tomorrow and I'm exhausted. But I'll at least get a little reading in, and after the party tomorrow I will retreat and hibernate with books, cat, and leftover salsa (homemade from our garden 💖)

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#tbrboost
1. @bookriot ! Maybe the #getbooked podcast (which I listen to religiously)
2. Goodreads & stacks around my home. It's not a great system.
3. Ebooks for convenience & because it's comfortable to read laying down. Physical because I like how they look on shelves 💖
4. Probably
5. Yes! The Girl With All the Gifts
6. I don't know
7. A Red Herring Without Mustard
8. Want by Cindy Pon
9. The Bean Trees?
10. I'm not hungry, but I could eat

Sha0102 10. Could be mine too kkkk 2y
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Strong Opinions | Vladimir Nabokov
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#unpopularopinionsbooktag
1. Jane Eyre 😞
2. The manga classics adaptations come to mind--as an art teacher I think they're fantastic, but they get a lot of shit on goodreads.
3. The Summer I Turned Pretty (I haaaated that book. A friend lent it to me and I barely kept my cool.)
4. Romance. I don't know where to start!
5. Mr. Rochester
6. I can't think of one!
7. 🙅🏻 love shapes 🙅🏻
8. Divergent 🤷🏻‍♀️
9. Catching Fire 🔥

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#BIRTHDAYSPACE
My current read! Possibly my favorite Flavia yet. (Gotta finish this up so I can jump to my #whodunitbymail book!)

BibliophileMomma I love the Flavia De Luce series. 2y
Liberty You won the giveaway! Please email your name and address to Liberty at Book Riot dot com and I'll send you the books. 🎉 2y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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#topfivemalecharacters tag!

🌕 Remus Lupin
💀 Nico Di Angelo
🌌 Kit Rodriguez
🍷 Baz Pitch
✨ Ron Weasley

#rapidfirebooktag
🔥Physical or ebook: I'm happy either way (but the collector in me says physical)
🔥Hero or Villian: What's the point if there aren't some grey areas?
🔥Standalone or Series: Series
🔥Last book you bought: Final Girls
🔥First book that comes to mind: Girl with All the Gifts
🔥Film that's better than the book: Catching Fire

LadyPotterHead Definitely have to agree with Catching Fire 👍🏼 2y
DivineDiana I love this image! 💗 2y
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1. 🍺
2. Covers. I'm a visual person, and a good cover does me in.
3. 🌳🌲🌳
4. Fantasy
5. Elizabeth Bennet for SURE. (Not a Jane Eyre fan, I kinda want to jump into the book and shake her by the shoulders)
#bookishwouldyourather

Kalalalatja 👏👏 2y
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Game of Thrones on audio + Arya Stark 💖

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Preach, Flavia.

Jaimelire True 2y
bitterbear Gross. 2y
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Thunderstorms | Patricia D. Netzley
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It's thunderstorming out, which is my favorite weather. All I want to do is climb into my bed and read, but I have to grade 😞⛈

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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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Returning to this audiobook after a long break while I do some painting 💖 🎨

UnidragonFrag Pretty! 2y
Gina `°•▪¤♡☆♡☆♡☆♡¤▪•°` 2y
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Keep stumbling onto bookish quizzes today! Can't disagree with Modern Mrs. Darcy's evaluation here.
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http://modernmrsdarcy.com/quiz

Meglet That sounds like me! :) 2y
Lynnsoprano I took this a couple days ago. I'm a "devotee" 2y
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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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I read this in college for a course and paid truly the minimum of attention to it, as I had so much going on...maybe it is time for a reread!
https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/find-your-next-read/games-and-activities/2017...

Sophoclessweetheart Oh! I love great expectations 🖤 2y
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Library | Sarah Stewart
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Big day: toured and applied to live in an (amazing) apartment in an area I've been wanting to move to. Part of the allure is their fantastic library. (The apartment has a huge balcony and a working fireplace, in a metropolitan area?? And I can afford it and it allows cats?? I'm pumped)

dariazeoli Good luck! 👍 2y
Sydsavvy Forgive me, but Damn! That's impressive! 2y
laurenanalepa @Sydsavvy right?! I'm so excited. Thank you!! 2y
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CaitZ Good luck. Living near a library is awesome 2y
Mdargusch Wow! Sounds amazing! 2y
PeruvianBookWorm That looks and sounds amazing!!! Just take it!!! 2y
monkeygirlsmama Hope you get in! 2y
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#sweetsummerstack
It was summer the first time I read this, and I've read it every summer since. The perfect summer read 💖
& thank you @Liberty for the giveaway!!

TheBookHippie I agree!!! We even make fried green tomatoes ! 2y
laurenanalepa @TheBookHippie I have grown Tomatoes every summer since I can remember, and never done it! This will have to be the year. 2y
TheBookHippie @laurennalepa I was surprised at how delicious it is !!! So yummmmm. 2y
bitterbear 💖💖💖💖💖 2y
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#asidefrombooks

Favorite hobby: Art! Digital (like that self portrait) And traditional.
Favorite drink: Espresso ☕️🙏🏻
Favorite food: Smoked Salmon 👅
Favorite color: Red
Favorite city: Detroit 🤙🏻
Where my dream house would be: On some windy, seaside cliffs
Favorite accessory: Layers of scarves
Favorite show: 30 Rock
Last movie watched in theaters: Wonder Woman
Currently reading: Redefining Realness, A Red Herring Without Mustard

CrowCAH Such cool art! 👍🏻 2y
EchoLogical Smoked salmon... Mmm 🍽 2y
VanChocStrawberry Love the art!! 2y
monkeygirlsmama Cool art! 🎨💻 2y
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Princess Academy | Shannon Hale
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This! Book!
It is NOTHING like the cover or the blurb would lead you to believe. It's gritty (for middle grade), and fascinating, and so page turner-y. I SO recommend it, especially for this audible deal!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I push this book into the hands of my 5th grade students. The boys sometimes give me the side eye, but every single kid that has read it has loved it! 2y
Rocki I adore this book. I can not get enough of it! Ever 2y
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Adding the text to some timeturner prints I'll be putting in my shop!

Jas16 Gorgeous! 2y
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Let Us Prey | Jamie Lee Scott
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#whodunitbymail is here!!

NovelGirl82 Yay!!! I'm glad it got to you safely, and I hope you enjoy it!!! 2y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Getting ready for an art market in part of in July with some HP themed bookmarks and other prints! ⚡️

Melissa_J Those are cool! 2y
NovelGirl82 I love those!!! I'm so not artsy, in that way, at all! 2y
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Princeless: Save yourself | Jeremy Whitley
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#TBR selections for this month! By saying this, I probably seal the deal that what I read will be a completely different list. But I like to have goals.

nickimags I know that feeling so well!! 😂 2y
Reviewsbylola Final Girls is on my TBR too. 2y
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Black Orchids | Rex Stout
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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!!! I'm so ready!

TheShopAroundtheCorner WHAT WHAT! That's so exciting! 🙌🏻 2y
laurenanalepa @TheShopAroundtheCorner and it's going to be animated! 💖💖 2y
DrexEdit That's awesome news! 💜💜💜 2y
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samesfoley This is the best news EVER!!! 2y
Oldschool_millenial WHAT?! YEEESSSS!! 2y
Mindelan THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING 2y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Confirmed and shipped my box! Poisonwood Bible is one of my favorite books of all time, and I haven't owned a copy till now. And the coloring book is a freebie I stumbled onto! #botm

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 3 questions... how do you skip a month? Can you order extras if you skip? And how do you find the free stuff? I'm new to this 😊 2y
laurenanalepa @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks the option to skip this month is a button underneath the book options, I think! I've done it before and I remember it being on the page where I was looking at the month's choices. I don't know if you can order extras without a botm, that's a good question...As far as the freebie, I just scrolled down and it was listed as like a featured "item," with totes and things, totally dumb luck. 2y
BethwithBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks if you don't confirm your box it will auto skip... but I don't think you can do add ons without making a botm selection (I could be wrong though I have never tried adding an add on without making a selection- though I have skipped many a month) 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!!! 😊👍🏻 2y
Reviewsbylola Great box! 2y
Jabberwocky I also adore the poisonwood bible! 2y
Jabberwocky @laurennalepa side note, do you want to exchange emails at all? 2y
laurenanalepa @Jaberwocky I'm down for anything! 2y
Jabberwocky @laurennalepa mine is arieldemong@live.ca my first name is Ariel. 2y
Jabberwocky @laurennalepa just wondering if you saw this or....? My email might be acting up and I just want to make sure everything is okay. If you've been busy that's cool too... 😂😂😂 2y
laurenanalepa @Jaberwocky emailing you now!! So sorry for the delay, I was without service over the long weekend and then got caught up in catching up! 2y
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Goldie Vance | Hope Larson
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Another month over and done! This first month of really settling into my new job has nearly doubled my books read this year 💖 onto July!

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Oh my gosh. This book had me hooked from start to finish. There are a few things nagging at me about it, but a full review will come later. For now I'm just recovering from this psychologically fascinating, crazy-well-narrated audiobook (and wondering what I'll listen to on the last day of my 80-mile commute tomorrow.)

MinDea Are you going to read The Boy on the Bridge next? 2y
laurenanalepa @MinDea yeah! Is it as good? 2y
LaraReads I want it so bad! 5 holds in front of me at the library! 😭😭😭 2y
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MinDea I haven't read it yet. Hoping to in July! 2y
laurenanalepa @LaraReads if the people in front of you are anything like me, it will be in your hands in a week. I couldn't stop. 2y
LaraReads @laurennalepa I broke down and bought it at B&N today! I'm going on a short road trip & just HAD to have it before we leave! 😬 2y
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I'm driving two hours a day this week to teach a summer art camp, and this book is making it hard to get out the car.

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#gryffindorpride 🤙🏻🤙🏻

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Untitled | Unknown
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My first #paperstreetbooks subscription box was a home run, but I open the letter to find it's their last! At least I snuck in one. (Spoiler comment contains what's in the box, in case anyone gets it and hasn't received yet!)

laurenanalepa Dragon Age: Knight Errant no. 1; Kingsway West vol. 1; a Fantastic Beasts pin; this patch; a Cthulhu mini journal; and a Legend of Zelda scarf! 2y
8little_paws This patch is everything 2y
Crystalblu Dude! The Patch wasn't in my box! 2y
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Chasing Vermeer | Blue Balliett
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#riotgrams #childhoodreads
I read this book to death. A middle grade art theft mystery with clue-filled illustrations by Brett Helquist was basically the 9-year-old Lauren's heaven.

mrp27 I love this series. 2y
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#riotgrams #truestories :
Just arrived from thirftbooks! I love all things #Frankenstein, so I'm excited for this thoroughly researched history of how it came to be.

DiruVamp This sounds fantastic!! 2y
KVanRead That looks so good! And what a gorgeous cover. 2y
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#riotgrams #currentread :
I've never known how to read one book at a time. There's also Juliet Takes a Breath and Ink Mage on kindle; I just curl up and open whichever I'm feeling at the moment. (I think this stops me from DNFing a lot: I like it all but have to be in the mood, so I jump around.)

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SOS: I need sticker removal tips!

saresmoore Scrape (I just use my fingernail or a plastic object), Goo Gone, scrape again if needed, buff with dry towel! 2y
Centique That sounds like what we used to do when I worked in a bookshop @saresmoore except the product we used was a citrus oil called De-Solv-It 👍 2y
josie281 @Lizpixie said eucalyptus oil! 2y
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AliBG Goo Gone is a citrus oil solvent 2y
BookishJess I use a pencil eraser, the white Staedtler brand, and it works really well to get the sticky residue off. 2y
bitterbear @saresmoore You sound like an old pro... 😉😉 2y
Lizpixie Eucalyptus oil works really well, and it smells nice too. 2y
Aims42 I've had good luck with 'Goo Off' and q-tips 2y
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Doing some book storage shopping in preparation to move later this summer! It figures that this is even more exciting to me than looking at actual apartments 😘

bitterbear I'm redoing my living room... Looking for bookcases too... 😍😍😍 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love doing that too! 2y
bitterbear @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Right!!!! 😍😍😍😍 2y
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I got this one on #netgalley and it was exactly as fun as it sounds.

britt_brooke Sounds interesting! #stacked 2y
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#readingwomenmonth prompt #womenofcolor and #riotgrams prompt #booksthatmadeyoucry collide! It's been a while since I read a memoir, and I'm so glad I picked this one up. She speaks so candidly and thoughtfully about the hardships she's faced, always pausing to explain what they've taught her and the things she's learned since: she's kind with the way she educates her audience. I admire her more with every page, she's a wonderful role model.

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