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ofclumsywords

Joined June 2017

introvert (INFJ) // hufflepuff // coffee addict // book nerd // https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/67182400-melanie
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, Kyle Freeman
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Found this at work today and hand to check it out. Such sweet haikus about dogs that all dog owners will understand. 3/5🌟

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Also found the cutest little tote bag to bring my books back to WI in 😊

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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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Drove down to Waco TX for a much needed vacation and got to stop at my first in a long list of bookshops along the way!! Tagged book has been on my wishlist for a really long time!

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Another round of reading in the car while waiting for an appointment. Haven‘t found much time to read lately so I‘m taking any spare time I can get!!

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Stars of Fortune | Nora Roberts
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Going on vacation in a week and first priority has been searching for and checking out audiobooks for the car ride. I am really excited about my choices and can‘t wait to start listening to them but first have to actually begin packing and preparing for the trip!

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I haven‘t stayed up late to finish a book in ages but this one was so worth the extra cups of coffee consumed during work this morning. Ninth House is the perfect October read to bring in the spookiness of Halloween! Leigh really brought New Haven and Yale to life in a new and incredible way and created such amazing characters to compliment such a strange and wonderful world. 5/5🌟

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❤️ Milwaukee, WI
🧡 27
💛 I‘m a circulation aide at my local library
💚 Single and loving it!!
💙 She/her
💜 Blink-182 song lyrics from the song Going Away To College (I‘m also an very awkward introvert so I thought it was fitting... 🤣)

@JoScho #gettingtoknowyou

JoScho Thanks for joining in 😊❤️ 1mo
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After binging Downton Abbey for the first time & then going to see the movie I was so excited to hear there were books! This book didn‘t disappoint in giving a more in depth view to the real family who lived in the castle. The only thing I wish was different was a little bit more information on the lives of the servants downstairs. All in all it was really good & gave a better view into the life of the Carnarvon‘s. 4/5🌟

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Getting to know a different side of Hopper before he returns to Hawkins & before all the crazy of the Upside Down begins was incredible. Hopper holds a special place in my heart & the author does a really good job of keeping true to Hoppers character & who he is as a cop & person. The murder mystery was well done & kept up suspense & intrigue through the entire book! 4/5🌟

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Llama Destroys the World | Jonathan Stutzman
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Does anyone else read to their pets? I‘m really hoping I‘m not the only one 🤣 this was the cutest book and even though my dog left halfway though, I really liked it! 5/5🌟

Susanita I‘ve tried but the cat wasn‘t having any of it. 2mo
ofclumsywords @Susanita 🤣 my dog is the same. He got annoyed and walked away. 2mo
xicanti I used to read Chaucer to my flatmate‘s cat, since he‘s fun to read aloud and she seemed to like it! 2mo
ofclumsywords @xicanti maybe I should switch from kids books to classics! He might like that 2mo
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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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I don‘t know why it took me so long to read this book because it lived up to all the amazing things I‘ve heard about it! I‘m so glad that I found all three books at my library because I can‘t wait a second more to start the second book. 5/5🌟

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Marlo and the Dinosaurs | Christopher Browne
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This sequel to Marlo was just as cute (if not cuter) than the first book! Marlo is back but this time with dinosaurs adventuring in a new world of Marlo‘s making. Had its own version of I Spy to find Marlo‘s friends hidden on each scene thats beautifully created. 5/5🌟

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Marlo | Christopher Browne
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This was the cutest book about a dog who takes a bath and goes on an underwater adventure! The illustrations are perfect and the story is so sweet and fun. AND it has a sequel!! 5/5🌟

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I really tried to like this but 50 pages in and I couldn‘t do it. I don‘t know if its because I‘m not in the right mood for this kind of book (even though I JUST finished a murder mystery before picking this book up) or because of the writing or plot. But either way, it hurts my heart to DNF this one but I fear I may push myself into another reading slump if I try to force myself to continue.... 🙈

MelissaSue81 I honestly couldn‘t understand this book. I slogged through it but I still don‘t think I know what happened. 4mo
Alfoster Agree! I bailed too @MelissaSue81🤪 4mo
TrishB I bailed too! 4mo
Sapphire I listened on audio and really wanted to bail the entire middle third. It didn't start to redeem it self till the very end. Overall I am glad I finished because the twist was interesting, but it was a bit of a tortured telling. Which kind of fits I guess if the author wanted the readers to have a taste of what the characters go through. 3mo
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Betrayal in Time | Julie McElwain
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Another amazing story to continue Kendras journey. Have to admit that I sort of saw the ending coming, but there was one plot twist at the end that sent me reeling! I honestly never want this series to end, its so incredibly detailed and twisty that it makes it so enjoyable. I need the next book ASAP! 5/5🌟

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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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This was amazing from start to finish! It brings books to life in a new way that you can immediately connect to and fall in love with this incredible world Rogerson created and her characters were so well written as well. I felt and immediate connection to Elisabeth and how she loves and respects books and libraries. And not to mention there are warrior librarians in this one! 5/5🌟

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GingerAntics 💙💙💙 4mo
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Fiction Can Be Murder | Becky Clark
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Officially been three weeks working at my library and at least once a week I come home with a new book I find on the shelves 🤣 at least I‘m not buying them though and they are free to read!

Branwen That's my favorite part about working in a library! 😍📚 4mo
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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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Already in love with this book!

Branwen SAME! It's sooooo good! 😍📚 4mo
xxjenadanxx I just had to add this one to my stack! 4mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
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I‘ve been a fan of Katie Heaney‘s since her first book came out and related to it so much. And now that Would You Rather is basically a continuation to that book I loved it just as much. 4/5🌟

CaliforniaCay I loved never have I ever and I bought dear Emma but I had no idea she had another book out! 5mo
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Faerie Wars | Herbie Brennan
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My very loved copy of this book has been my companion the last few days as I tried to break my impossibly long block. This year has been full of twists & turns & the reading block has been real but I turned to an old friend to help. Loved this book just as much as the first time I read it all those years ago. 5/5🌟

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Found a perfect reading spot in the break room to read during lunch! 😊 thank you everyone for all the support on my new job!! ♥️

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Its certainly been a whirlwind week! I had applied to work at my library in September and didn‘t get the job, but then last week I got a phone call asking if I was still interested in the position & scheduled an interview for this Monday. Well, I just got the call back less than 24 hours after & they offered me the position!! I am on cloud nine right now that I get to have my dream job & had to share the news with my fellow booklovers right away!!

Branwen 🌟Congratulations! 🎉 Such awesome news! What part of the library will you be working in? 📚 5mo
annahenke Amazing! Congratulations! 5mo
CouronneDhiver 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
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Librarybelle Congratulations! 5mo
ofclumsywords @Branwen thank you! 😊 I‘m going to be at the circulation desk!! 5mo
Avanders Yay congratulations!!! 🎉🎊🍾 5mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 💐 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage So awesome!! Congrats. 👊🏻📚👊🏻📚 5mo
mcipher That‘s so amazing!! Congratulations! 🍾 📚 🥂 5mo
TCLinrow Congratulations! 🥳🍾 5mo
jchawkins Yaaaaaaay!!!! Good for you!! 5mo
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Karkar Congratulations!!!🎈 📚❤️ 5mo
JoScho Yay! That is amazing! 5mo
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Areader2 That‘s wonderful! 5mo
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BiblioLitten Congrats!! 🎉😊 5mo
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Ethel Everhard Memorial Library | Westfield, WI (Library)
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Visiting a new library and settling down in a comfy chair with a new book is a perfect start to a weekend getaway 😍

BiblioLitten Perfect! 5mo
TheSpineView Yes it is! 5mo
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Is it horrible to say I liked the TV show better? I know its a rare instance when you think the movie/show is better than the actual book, but in this case it happened. I‘m not saying the comics were bad but there didn‘t seem like a lot of questions were answered; especially in the first volume. But its a really creative idea and the art was great so I‘m looking forward to how the story continues in vol 3. Vol 1: 3/5🌟 Vol 2: 4/5🌟

TheLibrarian I really enjoyed the show but haven't started the comics yet. 5mo
cobwebmoth I agree. The comics are decent, but I feel like the show is more enjoyable. 5mo
ofclumsywords @cobwebmoth I‘m so relieved!! I thought I was one of the only with the unpopular opinion, I‘ve heard nothing but good things about the comics 5mo
ofclumsywords @TheLibrarian the show was absolutely amazing and it went into so much more depth with the character backgrounds! I can‘t wait for season two. 5mo
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Going out of town for the weekend so stopped at the library to stock up on books and movies!!

TheBookAddict The 7.5 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle was a good read. Threw me for a loop. Keeps you guessing until the end. Enjoy your trip and the reading. 🙂👍🏽 5mo
ofclumsywords @TheBookAddict yay! Those are the best kind! Now may have to read that one first 🙌 5mo
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I loved everything in this that involved books but the romance? Not so much. I found myself really relating to Nina in the beginning and found her inspiring as she took her leap of faith and left everything that was comfortable and easy behind. Then the romance came in and I found myself getting more and more disinterested. All in all give it a 3/5 🌟

hermyknee I got disinterested as soon as the romance(s) started, too! She acts like such an idiot! And that incident with the train guy and the wounded goat and the farm guy and all the talking when there‘s a hurt baby goat?! Ahhhh I wanted to slap her!! 5mo
ofclumsywords @hermyknee yes exactly! I mean I have to admit that I liked Lennox better than the train guy but the last quarter of the book was all about their lack of relationship and sleeping together. There were no books involved! The whole reason I read it was for the books!! 5mo
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An amazing companion to Moonlight Over Paris which tied up loose ends for another character and brought her the answers she so desperately wanted. Daisy‘s journey was another well written one and getting to know her better was well worth making this ebook an impulse buy. I was grinning from ear to ear during many parts of this book! 4/5🌟

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My first historical fiction in what seems like forever and it was a great book to get me back into the genre. I related a lot to Helena and getting to see her journey to become her own woman was written so well. Not to mention Sam! Where can I find my own Sam!! 😍 4/5🌟

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1. Priory of the Orange Tree or A Curse So Dark and Lonely!!
2. Probably Siege and Storm. The only reason I rated it high was because of Nikolai
3. Sarah J Maas‘ & Leigh Bardugo‘s new books! 🙌
4. Yes I set myself for 50 books but only at 11 right now 😫
5. @Areader2 @HOTPock3tt 😊

#Thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

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Trying something new in June by making myself a TBR pile! I have never actually completed one before and either get distracted by other books or intimidated by how big it is 😱 so fingers crossed that I can finish it 🤞🏻 first up is Moonlight Over Paris 😍

Liatrek I loved the bookshop around the corner 😊 6mo
ElishaLovesBooks Looks like a good stack! 6mo
TheWintergarden Nice selection and cheers for helping me reach 5000 Litfluence😊💜💜💜💜 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks I often don't get through my entire stack for the month, but I like planning ahead. You've got some books on your stack that are also on my TBR stack (just not for June). I really liked The Bookshop on the Corner! 6mo
ofclumsywords @TheWintergarden aw you‘re welcome 😊 congrats on 5,000! 🥳 6mo
ofclumsywords @CoffeeNBooks I have only read one book of Jenny Colgans but it was so wonderful I am beyond excited to read more books of hers! 6mo
ofclumsywords @Liatrek yay I am so excited to read it! I might read it next I‘m so excited 6mo
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The Blood Spell | C. J. Redwine
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Another amazing book to the Ravenspire series! One of the best fairytale retellings yet with just enough originality to stand out among the rest. Blue is such a fierce and determined character and her relationship with the rest of the characters are so complex and wonderful! 5/5🌟

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The Blood Spell | C. J. Redwine
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Finding quiet moments to myself in the car during a day full of appointments and errands. This book is addicting and I‘m really having trouble setting it down to actually get things accomplished. 🤓

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This book was my Everest and my most anticipated book of the year and it did not disappoint at all. It took me a hot second to finish but with how many details and characters that were in this book it made reading it over the span of two months (while also battling a reading slump) worth it! 5/5🌟

Caroline2 What a fab cover! 😍 stacked!! 6mo
ofclumsywords @Caroline2 the artwork for this book is amazing! If you love the cover wait until you open the book 😍🙌 6mo
TheBookStacker I plan to finishing it this Memorial Day weekend since my only plans are chilling by the pool. 6mo
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Follow.my.read Love love love this book!!!! 6mo
ofclumsywords @TheBookStacker that sounds like the perfect reading spot! I hope you enjoy it. 6mo
hermyknee I want to read this one so badly! I don‘t have it and I‘m wondering if I should get it in hardcover or kindle. It‘ll be easier for me to travel with it on my kindle but what if it‘s so good I want the hardcover forever?! Aahhh decisions, decisions... 6mo
ofclumsywords @hermyknee I actually might get it in paperback AND ebook as well as keep my hardcover copy 🤣 the hardcover is soo heavy but I couldn‘t wait another year before the paperback came out to read it/buy it. My wrist was hurting the entire time so heads up on that but it is such an incredible book it was worth the pain 🤣🤣 6mo
hermyknee What great advice! I'll go for kindle first :) 6mo
HOTPock3tt I really like this one too ☺️ 6mo
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The Roman Hat Mystery | Ellery Queen
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Second book sale haul of the year is not too shabby!! 😍📚

RvnclawWhovian I love old books 😍 7mo
Bookwormjillk So pretty! 7mo
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Thanks for the tag @Areader2

1. Cancer ♋️
2. That my aunt and uncle were recently in town & my uncle did a one man play at my church last weekend!
3. A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
4. We are celebrating my mom and aunts birthday the whole day!! 🥳
5. @Rothereader @oh_mybook @ReadingOverSleeping 🙌

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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1. YA/Fantasy 🦄✨
2. Maureen Johnson is always my go to!
3. This is so hard! Um maybe Throne of Glass series
4. Graphic novels
5. The Priory of the Orange Tree 🍊🌳🐉

@wanderinglynn #Hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 8mo
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📕 Priory of the Orange Tree 🍊🌳🐉
📗 Captain Marvel 🤜💥
📘 Coffee or tea! ☕️

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Newest book haul 🙌📚

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Finally starting my most anticipated read of the year! I‘ve heard nothing but amazing things about it and I‘m so excited to jump in and discover this new world.

ChasingOm I think I‘m gonna start this one this weekend too! 8mo
ofclumsywords @ChasingOm yay!! I hope you enjoy it! 8mo
MellieAntoinette Sooooo stinkin‘ good!!! 8mo
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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This book jumped up to become on of my favorite retellings! It was unique enough to stand out from the others but had plenty similarities to the original story that I always remembered what I was reading. 4/5🌟

398.2 I need to get my hands on this! 8mo
ofclumsywords @398.2 it won‘t disappoint! Its already one of the top books I read this year and its only March 🤣 8mo
LauraWeasley I'm reading this right now and I'm enjoying it so much! 8mo
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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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This book was amazing start to finish. Not only were the new character pov‘s done extremely well but the humor and action scenes incredible too! I found my love for Nikolai only grew and my respect for Nina and Zoya too. And after that ending, I need the next book now!! 5/5🌟

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The Body in the Library | Agatha Christie
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Went to my best friends library book fair and then grabbed lunch so we could show off our spoils! I got two really cool 1880‘s and 1912 German books and a 1947 dictionary to add to my collection. 🙌

BiblioLitten Pretty cool! 😃 8mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Going back to Ketterdam was just as amazing as the first and now finally getting to start King of Scars and return to Ravka and my favorite Privateer! 😍

Becca95 I loved King of Scars!! The Zoya & Nikolai banter is on another level 😄 hope you enjoy! ✨ 9mo
ofclumsywords @Becca95 thank you 😊 I‘m so glad the banter is top notch because I love for sassy Nikolai 😍 9mo
Becca95 @Ofclumsywords definitely bags of sassy Nikolai, you will not be disappointed 👌🏼✨ 9mo
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Another book haul of two amazing books that I‘ve been dying to get my hands on since their release dates! 🙌

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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Latest haul of bookish things 🙌 got the book on my trip to Chicago and when I got home these two bookmarks were waiting for me in the mail!

bullbunny Loved the book! Heard it's being turned into a movie, and her latest is coming out sometime this year 9mo
BooksandCats14 That looks like such a great book and I LOVE the bookmarks 💛 9mo
Catsandbooks One of my favorite books! 🎪 9mo
ofclumsywords @bullbunny I didn‘t know it was going to become a movie! But I‘ve heard nothing but amazing things about it!! 9mo
bullbunny @Ofclumsywords Yes I liked it, I have a hardback stained edge copy and your copy. I am totally going to reread it 9mo
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Went to Chicago for the weekend and while it was all amazing, the best part had to be discovering this little book store and meeting sweet Ramona the resident doggo and spending most of the time cuddling her 😊

cathysaid ❤️ Add a cup of coffee to that mix and I‘d never leave! 9mo
ofclumsywords @cathysaid that sounds like heaven! 😍 9mo
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1. The entire Grishaverse series!! Currently on Six of Crows.
2. All of the above!! 🙌
3. The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 🙈

#Weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain I just started Ruin and Rising! Thanks for joining in 📚 9mo
BiblioLitten Heart of Darkness was so boring! 🙄 9mo
ofclumsywords @BiblioLitten I actually didn‘t even start it and then I dropped the class so I was saved from actually having to read it 🤣 9mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Usually don‘t get much time to read on the weekends so actually getting to sit down and sneak a few chapters in is making this rainy day better. 🙌

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Snuck a little time at work when things were quiet to read this. 30 odd pages of a glimpse into the Darkling before he actually became the Darkling. Really interesting to see him as a child and the relationship between him and his mother. 4/5 🌟