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ofbooksandme

Joined January 2018

Avid reader, literature graduate, Whovian, Feminist | 32| Argentina | Instagram @ofbooksandme
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Thank you so much Molly! You really didn't have to...I loved my cute presents!!! ♥️♥️♥️

Gonna get reading now...

@Shadowfat @Avanders

Shadowfat I'm glad you liked them! 2mo
Avanders Yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 2mo
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About this book: Oh my God! I came to this book after reading Okorafor's Who fears death, a sort of those "you might like this". And I LOVED IT. The characters and the story were exactly what I was looking for and the action was so fast and exciting tat I atuall screamed "NOOOO" when I got to the end.
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Avanders Hi just checking in.... did Scott‘s last #sfmbc make it to you?? Hope so!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽♥️ 4mo
cobwebmoth Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I received the #SFMBC book and journal. Thanks! 3mo
Avanders Hi again! Hope all is well with you! Molly sent the next SFMBC 2 weeks ago... hopefully you have it soon! Let me know when it arrives 🤗😘 3mo
ofbooksandme @Avanders awesome, do you have why tracking number? 3mo
Avanders @ofbooksandme She wasn‘t able to get one... so all my fingers are crossed!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽 3mo
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Le Chevalier Au Lion | Chrtien de Troyes
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Yvain is, together with Le chevalier de la charrette, the most "classic" of Arthurian romans written by Chrétien de Troyes. It has the romance, the magic and the chivalry that we all know. Yvain is a great knight that makes a mistake against his lady and goes crazy. He loses himself in the woods where he will find his fateful companion: a lion. Yes, a literal lion. Together they will on adventures to make amends to the Lady. What's not to love?

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Chimes | Anna Smaill
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Is anyone else following the Women's World Cup? I took a break from reading the tagged book to watch Argentina's match. So excited for our girls just being there 💚
They have a very interesting fighting story and we're all supporting them here.

TrishB I‘m watching the same match 👍🏻 6mo
ofbooksandme @TrishB I'm not having the best of times lol but our girls have done so much already that we're happy with whatever result they get. 6mo
TrishB I‘m obviously the opposing team ⚽️👍🏻 6mo
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Nyxia | Scott Reintgen
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Is this book "Hunger games in space"? Yeah, probably. But it's so exciting that I just couldn't put it down and when I ended I actually screamed "whaaaat?" and had to check the next installment. So, if you like actiin and adventure, a few diverse characters and Hunger Games, check it out.

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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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Thank you so so much @GrilledCheeseSamurai! Your package arrived perfectly some says ago and your present was very much appreciated! Any book with a map instantly hooks me 😍

@Avanders #sfmbc

Avanders Woot! 👏🏽👏🏽🌈 6mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Just saw this now. 😂 5mo
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It happened. I can't believe it, but it did.

All books are safe at. Home and will be traveling to its next owners on time!!!

Thank you so much @MommyWantsToReadHerBook for the books and presents, but most of all for your patience!

And thank you @Avanders for your support. Later today I'll send you a mil with some news because I think I might be able to continue 😁

#SFMBC

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Hey @ofbooksandme I'm a bit confused, think you tagged the wrong person? 8mo
Avanders 🤭yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 And yeah it‘s @MommyOfTwo 😘 8mo
MommyOfTwo Yay! Glad it finally made it! 8mo
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Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
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A fantasy written by a woman and before Tolkien? Yes, please.
The inhabitants of Lud-in-the-Mist are very proper law abiding people, but in their borders lies the town of Faerie, with its dangerous fruit. What will happen if said fruit came back to be eaten in the rational town of Lud?
While the writing is a bit pompous and outdated at parts, I found fascinating all the elements of high-fantasy it incorporates, and how funny it is!
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Since I'm on my phone everyone asumes I'm on social networks and nobody asks anything! 😁

julesG 👍 Selfcare! 10mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Haha that works! 10mo
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I'm looooooving this book. How gorgeous is it? Plus the story is intriguing and super fun.
I think I got this because lst year someone recommended it here si, once again, THANK YOU LITSY!

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Who doesn't want to see a lawyer getting screwed? This little farce is basically the story of Maître Pierre Pathelin, a lawyer who, thanks to his argumentation skills and a bit of cunning, tries to get some cloth for free. But when he thinks he won it all,karma will put everything back in its place.
I laughed. A lot.
#LitsyAtoZ #LetterF #ReadHarder (4. A humor book)

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1. Yesterday I started "My favorite thing is monsters". I had it for a long time! Can't believe I didn't read it before.
2. ¿Por qué volvías cada verano? From 2018, by Belén López Peiró, an Argentinian author.
3. Probably The Illiad.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Por qu volvas cada verano | Beln Lpez Peir

Hi fellow littens! How's the Saturday going? I wasn't here last week because my phone broke 😭 but I made a wise investment (?) and I have a cute new one.
So get ready for me to share some reviews cause I have a few!

julesG 👏👏👏 10mo
sprainedbrain Yay! 😃 10mo
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Alchemy of Stone | Ekaterina Sedia

It's been three days of + 40°C in a row and I can hardly exist.

Are you a winter or a summer person?

xicanti I'll take +40 any day. I can't tolerate the cold at all, and it's been -50 here pretty well all day. 10mo
ofbooksandme @xicanti Yeah, in here winters are never as bad (we don't even have snow and our temperature rearly reches bellow zero centigrades). I think I would prefer the summer too in that case! 10mo
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Cligs | Chrtien de Troyes
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Medieval chivalry again! Cligès might be the most interesting story of Chrétien for philologists but it's super dense to read just for pleasure. It's basically a copy of Thomas d'Angleterre's Tristan (an incomplete story of Tristan and Iseut) but with many long monologues in which Chrétien tries very very hard to show that adultery is wrong (something Thomas didn't care much about).
I wouldn't recommend it (I like it, but also not my fave).

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The Answer | Rebecca Sugar
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Do you like Steven Universe? A cartoon I HIGHLY recommend, particularly if you have kids, buy I think it's story is enriching for anyone. And Rebecca Sugar, it's creator, is a complete genius and overall adorable person.
This is the story of Ruby and Sapphire, two gems that weren't meant to be together but shocked the world with their choice.
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There was no walking today for me because it's been like this all day long. So, a little view of my backyard as I settle inside with some mate and my audiobook with the rain as company.
#Litsywalkers
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Kaye Better luck tomorrow maybe ! 11mo
Bklover So pretty! 11mo
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Following @kaye idea, I went for a walk with my audiobook of choice (started the tagged one).
Today was a very hot summer day but, on your typical Buenos Aires' way it was also rainy and the humidity was just awful. 👌
While I live about 40 minutes away from city center, Buenos Aires is a HUGE city so I kind of still live in the city and my view is basically streets and buildings, so I decided to go to the park. Hence the view.
#LitsyWalkers

Kaye Very pretty park, and good job on your walk ! 11mo
DarcysMom How nice to have a park close by to walk in! 11mo
Lauram Beautiful! 11mo
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Enjoying the last hours of this summer Sunday and the last minutes of sunlight with this awesome book. The hype was not wrong. I'm loving it.

It will be my letter C for the #LitsyAtoZ and my "YA book by a WoC" for the #ReadingWomenChallenge

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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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Is traveling through time actually a good idea? If you already messed up the first time, would you do it again?
I liked the idea behind this book and there were moments when I was really into it, but I don't know, something was off.
Mainly I couldn't connect 100% with the main character and having the story told from his first person perspective didn't help.
🌟 🌟.5 for me.

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Oh my God I'm obsessed with this book, and scientology and Leah Remini's life and strength. Though I knew some of her story before I wasn't aware of the particulars of her life in and after scientology. Leah grew up in the religion, poured her life into the organization and got to be very high up in the hierarchy. But her stubborn nature and the sudden disappearance of a friend make her question it all and leave. A revealing book.
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm so obsessed with her show! Scientology is nuts. Her show actually gives me nightmares. I'm not sure why. Probably because it's real life. 11mo
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Perceval, Or, The Story of the Grail | Chrtien (de Troyes), Chrtien de Troyes
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This time in #Medievalbooks one for everyone: Perceval. If you like stories about The Knights of the Round Table, Chrétien de Troyes is your guy. He pretty much invented all the things we now know (including the famous Lancelot and his affair with Guinevere). Perceval is his last book and he kind of died before finishing it and explaining what the Grail is. That gave way to the many stories and Christian speculations!
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ofbooksandme A bit of plot: Perceval is a teenager and a pretty bad knight overall. He's also a bit...slow...he has no idea how to interpret what he hears and takes everything literal. Which leads to some pretty funny moments. Per advice from his mom, he goes out to seek adventure and become a true knight of Arthur's court. One of the funniest, weirdest and perhaps most poetic and cryptic of Chrétien's stories. 11mo
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Jessica Jones - The Pulse: The Complete Collection | Brian Michael Bendis, Marvel Comics
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Mmmmmm...I loved the Alias series but this? Pregnant Jessica Jones and family life has little to do with the character we met on Aliathe previous series. And yeah, she loves Luke Cage but the rest of it felt weird.
The soty involves several well known heroes and it's a bit of a mash up. That I liked and the villain was entertaining but that's about it. I'm going to read the new adaptation (the one from the TV show) now.
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Les Cent nouvelles nouvelles | Franklin P. Sweetser
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I'm pretty sure no one is interested buy my medievalist heart compels me to review this. It was my first book read in Medieval French and it took me sooooo long.
A compilation of 100 short stories, a la Decameron or Canterbury Tales. A bit funny and a bit violent (like most things medieval) it stands as one of the great books of short stories of the period. Of course I loved it, but then again medieval weird humor is my cup of tea.
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AlaMich Medieval French, huh? 🙇‍♀️ 11mo
Avanders Sounds interesting! Though maybe not the medieval French part 😁 11mo
ofbooksandme @AlaMich Yeah, it's like my thing. But at first it killed me. French is my third language and I'm only at an intermediate level so going medieval was certainly a challenge. But my PhD is going to be in Medieval French lit so I couldn't pick! 11mo
ofbooksandme @Avanders Yeah, don't do that hahaha. But on all honesty I didn't get some of the jokes till I went to at least the modern French version to check. In translation is sooo much better lol. 11mo
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First book of 2019. What a great idea to have chosen the audiobook. The All-star cast is amazing, but it also adds flavor and a key element to the story. I'm not sure how much I would have liked if I had just read it.
The writing is good. I loved how it's not your typical American zombie story. It's at a global scale and that reflects on the different stories, ways of survival, characters' traits and so on.
My W pick for #LitsyAtoZ!
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HotMessJess Such a great read!! I really enjoyed this one! 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon I'm going to try this on audio. Thanks for the review. 11mo
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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I made my spread for #LittenLoveBingo and that means now I'm ready to tackle this challenge 💪💪💪
@BookishMarginalia
#LittenLoveBingo #LLB19

AmyG That‘s perfect. You write so neatly! 11mo
readingjedi I love your handwriting. My penmanship is appalling ☹ 11mo
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ofbooksandme @AmyG @readingjedi awww thanks 💜💜💜 While my handwriting is always kind of nice (one of the side effects of having a mom who is a primary school teacher), this was written slowly and with a lot of patience. 11mo
ofbooksandme @BookishMarginalia thanks! I'm so excited to see what books I end up reading for the bingo! 11mo
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1. I'm going for 52 (a book a week), but I'll give it a try to a few challenges. My main goal, however, is to make more bookish friends here.
2. Yep. A whole lot of specific meals. Smoked meat, stuffed eggs, something called pionono which I have no idea if it has a translation, and many desserts more suitable for a Christmas in winter and not with the 40°C we have.
3. Probably Batman.
4. September
5. Happy bday! 🙌🙌🙌🙌
#Friyayintro @howjessreads

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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When I asked for good audiobooks a while back, someone here recommended me this. Loved it. Hearing about a woman's life in science and also about mental health was a good change from the memories of famous people that I've been listening.
While I'm always for audiobooks being narrated by the authors, it's obvious she's not a narrator or actress adn her voice and tone can be a bit monotonous at times.
🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 /5

BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one! I‘m not usually a fan of author-read audiobooks, but I‘ve found some exceptions also. 11mo
BookishMarginalia I loved this one! 11mo
BookaholicNatty I‘m looking forward to reading this one! 11mo
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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I loooooved this book. The drawings are too cute, but also the characters are honest and with a twist. Nimona desperately wants to be sidekick, but the sidekick of a villain. Her power hides a secret and watching her adventures and growth is utterly thrilling. Highly recommend this and, of course, the new adaptation of She-Ra (Netflix) from the same author. Not just for your kids 😉

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One of my goals for this year is to be here more (of possible every day) and be more active in the community with challenges, readathons and reading alongs. One of my best things of 2018 was the #SFMBC so I definitely need more of Litsy.
Join me!
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Avanders Aww I'm glad you're enjoying it!! 🤗🥰😘 11mo
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Gosh I need to be here more. I'm only reading you all from the shadows.

Look what I've got! OMG I'm so thankful to the wonderful @Avanders for everything she sent me for our #SFMBC this month. As you can see some of the candy has already been tasted 😁
Guys, that coffee! Delicious! Ic ant wait to read my new books (and the one from this rotation looks awesome) with a cup of nice coffee.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Avanders Yay!! I'm glad it all made it to you! In tact and everything! 😄💗💗💗 13mo
MommyOfTwo That must be my book unless someone else had the same journal 😁 13mo
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Red Rising 01 | Pierce Brown
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OMG! Look at these amazing gifts. The first part of the #SFMBC arrived and I couldn't be happier. @cobwebmoth I'm in live with it. I mean, they involved some serious research! 😊😊😊
Your other package is still in Chigaco or traveling here according to USPS, just so you know.
@Avanders

cobwebmoth I'm glad you like the things I picked! I'm sorry that the package I mailed hasn't arrived yet. I had no idea it would take so long.😕 1y
umbrellagirl The Ocean at the End of the Lane is amazing. 1y
CouronneDhiver That blanket is lovely too! 1y
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Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 1y
ofbooksandme @cobwebmoth It's actually weird that it hasn't leave the US yet...but as soon as we can track it, it will el eventually arrive. Don't worry. 1y
ofbooksandme @CouronneDhiver 100% grandmother made. It's also incredibly cozy for winter reading. 1y
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Les Cent nouvelles nouvelles | Franklin P. Sweetser
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Hour 7 of the readathon, which might not be a lot for some but for me is a great accomplishment. I'm happy I took the time to read this weekend in between all the PhD work.
My boyfriend is out having lunch with friends so I said "Why not?" and came to eat by myself.
#24in48
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LiteraryinLititz Good for you! 1y
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Les Cent nouvelles nouvelles | Franklin P. Sweetser
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Using the readathon to read for my thesis be like...😎

#24in48
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Les Cent nouvelles nouvelles | Franklin P. Sweetser
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I wasn't going to participate because I had to study, but since studying involves reading...why not? I do need the motivation.
I don't know if I'll read anything else but we'll see.
#24in48

Bookzombie Great idea! 1y
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Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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Finally had time to go to the post office to pick up the box @MaleficentBookDragon sent me for #SFMBC.
Look at all these lovely things! Thank you so much Michelle! You made my day. Please note that "The Princess Bride" magnet, its wonderful ?
There's also a picture of the beautiful notebook @cobwebmoth picked for her book which of course is not pictured but I'm already reading ?

Cc @Avanders it's here!

MaleficentBookDragon I‘m glad you like everything. I have that magnet too. It‘s one of my favorites. 1y
Endowarrior21 Hey I have that same tote and love it she sent one to me too 1y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 awesome package!! 😍🌈 1y
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MaleficentBookDragon @Endowarrior21 everyone will have to have that tote eventually. Because we are ALL good women. 1y
cobwebmoth Hi! I emailed you about the next package, but just in case you didn't see it I wanted to let you know that it's on its way to you. You'll also receive a few other items directly from Book Depository. @Avanders 1y
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Looooved this book! The stories were actually scarier than I would like to admit 😁 And the drawings are just beautiful, with a Victorian air but also very modern (I caught glimpses of present-day animation style, for example like Adventure Time).
100% recommended.

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Alias Omnibus | Marvel Comics
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While it's hard to rate an omnibus of a comic because it has great moments and some not so much, I can say I truly enjoyed this.
The background story of Jessica and the Purple Man is of course the best but it was good getting to know the chatter first.
I didn't care much about the dating and Avengers part. And the ending...ugh *sighs*
🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 /5

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Bossypants | Tina Fey
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Sooooo glad I picked this audiobook from some you recommended me here. It's one of those rare books that I feel should only exist in audiobook format to be properly enjoyed.
Tina goes through her life story and reflects on beauty, motherhood, relationships, working in a manly environment and the role of women to change those places.
And of course it's hilarious.
🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 /5

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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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Taking a break from translating to share my simple review of this book.
It's as "white people problem" as it gets which annoys me a bit. However, it's really funny when it wants to and an easy read with interesting insights into parenting and long term relationships.
? ?.5/5
And just because...a #shelfie

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The Fandom | A. Day
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1. Leia. Is there even any other?
2. UGH THIS QUESTION IS KILLING ME. TEN. NINE. NO, TEN. MAYBE NINE. OR TEN. OR NINE. *sighs* I can't choose. Also, I have a profound and insane love for Hartnell.
3. What?! Team Sansa. No, not as a part of Snow, I hate Snow. Team Sansa.
4. 1, timeless classic. Get it? Timeless. I'm so funny.
5. Never watched them so...Peggy?
#fandomfriday @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan No Peggy muppet. Only Piggy. But I think Ayra can take Sansa. However I think Sansa would be a better ruler. 1y
ofbooksandme @LibrarianRyan You are totally right, Peggy is in the version in Spanish. 1y
LibrarianRyan @ofbooksandme really? How cool. 1y
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A fresh and prefoundly funny coming out and coming of age story. The mistery that adds the presence of Blue and his emails, the falling in love, the questions about identity, friendship, growing up and life itself...all adds up to a good story in what I hope is one in an ever increasing number of diverse stories in the YA world.
If you have any other of those to recommend, feel free!
🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

corycatelyn Leah on the offbeat is great too! 1y
ofbooksandme @corycatelyn Thanks! I'll check it out! 1y
corycatelyn You're welcome! A lot of my read list are books like this so you might find more on there that interest you...on a LGBTQ kick 😊 1y
ofbooksandme @corycatelyn Yeah! Most of what I read is for uni. It's all medieval literature. So you can imagine the diversity! And so I'm trying to add more in my non-study readings cause I'll go insane. 1y
corycatelyn I feel you. I was in nursing school for 4 years and all I read were textbooks 😴 so it's nice to have a variety now 😂 1y
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Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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Romance can be well done too, you know? The characters were a bit plain and everything was 99% obvious.
I only cared a bit about the music parts, except when it seemed like it was just showing off from the author.
Evidently, not at all my cup of tea.

IWriteInTheNight I agree! The writer tried too hard and was literally telling the readers everything. Also the ending was very disappointing. 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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...It is not a hobby.

As seen in a bookstore in Antwerp.

How are you?! It took me all of these 10 days to catch up with work, study, TV shows and books after my holidays. But I'm ready to be back now! I have 2 reviews to share and some updating to do,but I'm glad I'm back because I missed you!

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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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Gorgeous day today in Antwerp. I finished "Simon vs. The homo sapiens agenda" and finally started Other People's Houses. One more week of holidays left: Netherlands here I come!

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Right now I'm at Amsterdam Airport waiting for my connection flight to Barcelona (I'll be back here in a few weeks to actually visit the city).
During the flight I managed to finish The music shop and started Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda. Read g and vacations do get along. 💚

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I looooove this! Thanks for introducing me to this amazing stories full of magic and jokes that are so silly that are smart.
Wizord, your not so regular wizard, decides to stay on Earth and live like a human. With magic. And a talking koala. Just like any human,right?
But caos arises and some evil forces are sent to fight him. The story is full of intrigue and cliffhangers. I really really want to read what's next.
#wevegotissues @TricksyTails

vivastory Volume 2 is a total blast. I loved this! 2y
TricksyTails Yay! This makes me so happy! 👏😁♥️ 2y
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Secrets & Surprises | Ann Beattie
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Look what's going your way @Tiffy_Reads! I don't know if you got my email explaining that I had to send it early. Later I'll be sending you the number for tracking. I hope you like it 😀
@Avanders #SFMBC

Avanders Did you ever hear from her? If not, I will touch bases directly ... she may not be participating going forward .. if not, we'll figure out what to do w your book ☺️ 2y
ofbooksandme I haven't and casually, her box has been listed as "in transit" by USPS since May 12th. But I've seen her posting 4 days ago that she had some problems. Maybe she'll get in touch? 2y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Beartown is a hockey town. They eat and breath hockey and a promising young team is pretty much the only means for survival for the town.
But what does all that do to a group of kids? To their self-esteem, their values.What happens when we give kids adult-like responsibilities?
With great writing that builds up a perfect tension the novel takes in you in a journey into this town just as they are about to discover who they really are.
🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟/5

LitsyBuddyRead Final discussion post is up. 2y
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As Bright as Heaven | Susan Meissner
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I can't believe I forgot to review this!
Great historical fiction about what it means to be alive when the whole world is crumbling because of war and disease. What is death to those who survive? What does family mean and what would we do to protect those we love when everything around us is loss?
A story told from the perspective of 4 girls and women of different ages which is definitely its strongest point.
🌟 🌟 🌟.5/5