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phantomx

phantomx

Joined July 2018

Devouring manga and (occasionally) bookjumping
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Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper
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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
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With meeting Hideyoshi, the third Alpha, things are starting to move fast in this volume! An "opposing" faction heads to the academy when hearing about the Omega being found. Nobunaga and Noel spend more time with each other. Hideyoshi breaks off his engagement to find his soul mate. Bonus: Hideyoshi's parents are both women, and female alphas and male omegas are androgynous or intersex #manga

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The story is showing more supernatural and natural selection elements in this volume. A beta that can mutate into an alpha. Alphas have 1 unique ability that physically attracts men and women. The covers for this series is artistically interesting. From reading the creator's notes, it seems that this story might involve LGBTQ+ characters in the next volumes #manga

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Girl, Noel, meets Boy, Nobunaga; boy thinks girl is his soulmate, girl makes boy see that love doesn't always mean sex and good genes. Question of natural instincts versus reasoning and intimate connection in relationships set in a hierarchical school system. Sparked my interest in reading vol 2. I recommend this to readers who like Josei with a bit of shoujo
#manga

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1)Bite Maker vol 1-vol 3, My Dress Up Darling vol 1-vol 2, Rosen Blood vol 1
2)Partly Cloudy and Cold
3)London Fog Latte keeps me warm on a cold day #Weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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I'm gonna catch up on some of the manga I've bought. I'm not sure what exactly compelled me to buy these--maybe it was the cover🤔 Looking through my collection--and watching the Venture Bros.--I've realized I jump into reading some strange stories #WeekendReading @Andrew65

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy them. 2d
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Mars Red Vol. 1 | Bunou Fujisawa
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A story set in 1923 Japan about a team of super soldiers that must protect humans from ghoulish vampires. It isn't the action and blind promises that drives the storyline, but the flaws of each character, consequences, and the hardship of loss. I'd recommend this series for readers who love dialogue-driven period pieces mixed with vampires. Fun fact: this started as a stage play #manga

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A wonderful debut series to the Sunday Viz Edition! I admired the development of the main character and what can happen after a guild ends. A plus: the main character is an elf. Can't wait for volume 2 to arrive to me #manga

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Happy Birthday Lynn! Check out this awesome giveaway provided by @wanderinglynn for #bdaygiveaway

wanderinglynn Thank you! And thanks for sharing! 🥳 6d
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Sending out Round 12 to @Soubhiville and Round 13 picks to @IndoorDame for lmpbc.I didn't finish the my pick for GroupP for Round 13, but I'm borrowing my friend's copy to continue reading the story. Sorry for sending these out so late. I will start reading the picks from @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard @LibrarianRyan #groupP #groupA #lmpbc

LibrarianRyan I completely understand. It happens. 1mo
IndoorDame No worries. Looking forward to it! 1mo
phantomx @IndoorDame Just sent out my picks today! It should arrive to you by tomorrow 1mo
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Soubhiville Thanks! I‘ll let you know when it arrives. 1mo
phantomx @Soubhiville the package is expected to arrive on Friday 1mo
IndoorDame Looking at planning my reading for the end of this month and wondering when I should expect the January books 3d
phantomx @IndoorDame I'm so sorry! I was supposed to send it out last week, but I fell ill, and I've been in quarantine for a bit over a week. I will send it out in the upcoming week 3d
IndoorDame Got it. I hope you‘re feeling a bit better! 💜 3d
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Work has been hectic, I'm still reading Payback's a Witch for #GroupP. I'm going to try to send it out this Friday or Saturday along with my pick for #GroupA #Round13 @bibliobard @WanderingBookaneer @IndoorDame @LibrarianRyan

IndoorDame Sounds good! 2mo
LibrarianRyan I get it. I still have a bit to go with Heroine Complex. I am hopig for a send out on Friday. 2mo
WanderingBookaneer No worries. I never got the Lorca poetry book, so I‘m sending Mirror Season to you with the Round 13 books. 2mo
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Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian
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I am 50 pages away from finishing Like A Love Story, and then I will write down all of my reactions and thoughts on the book and final thoughts in the journal. I'm going to send the book back to @Soubhiville this week, and I'll be offically done with Round 12 for LMPBC for GroupP #lmpbc #round12 #GroupP @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard

WanderingBookaneer It mentions some of the ACT UP actions in Like a Love Story. 2mo
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Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian
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Hit the halfway mark for this book. There is a lot happening in this story that really pulls at my heart, and everyone's annotations adds a depth to the story--I can feel the emotion of the other readers from #GroupP who've read the book #Round12 @Soubhiville @bibliobard @WanderingBookaneer

bibliobard I haven‘t mailed my book back yet — just haven‘t had money or time. Hoping to change that this weekend 😩 2mo
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Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian

I've been in a funk with reading lately, and I will be late in sending this pick back @Soubiville I am enjoying Like A Love Story though. I might not write as many comments in the book, but I will keep posting my progress. I have my bubble mailer ready! #lmpbc #round12 #lgbtq

Soubhiville As always no hurry! 🙃 3mo
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Thank you (again!) @MatchlessMarie I was suprised to see so many goodies in the package. Also, the alteration to the book is killer for A Good Girl's Guide to Murder #ANS

MatchlessMarie You‘re welcome! Glad you liked your box. Happy reading! 🎃🐈‍⬛👻 3mo
LibrarianRyan nice! 3mo
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Thank you @Chrissyreadit I love everything, and it was so sweet that you gave me an extra book😭. The coffee really made my day--Holy Cannoli, a phrase I will use for the rest of the year #AllHallowsReadSwap

suvata Best.Coffee.Ever. 3mo
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Thank you so much @MatchlessMarie Everything was so beautifully wrapped, and I loved everything in the box! The candy is amazing #HHS

MatchlessMarie Happy Halloween, friend! 🦇👻🖤 3mo
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Goals for Readathon:
🎃 Read all of lmpbc Group P pick
🎃Finish Berserk DE vol 3
🎃Prepare for November lmpbc
🎃Send out lmpbc pick
🎃Reach 50% of Readathon
🔥Bonus: Read and watch as many spooky things as you can before the end of the 31st
#20in4#Readathon #Halloween @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3mo
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Goals Completed for Readathon:
✔Complete reading lmpbc for Group U
✔Read lmpbc for Group P
✔1/2 of lmpbc picks sent out by Oct 30
✖Continue reading Black Sun
✖Continue reading Berserk vol 3 DE
✔Obtain lmpbc picks for Group A & Group P
🎃Complete at least 50% of these goals
Completion: 66%
#outstandingoctober @Andrew65

Andrew65 A great outcome, well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🥳🍾🥂😍👍 3mo
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Suncatcher | Jose Pimienta
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I enjoyed this graphic novel. I loved the story's setting and remembering the time when I read a lot of Chicana and Chicano authors. Also, it made me feel nostalgic for rock songs I haven't listened to in a long time and the time I spent with my grandfather. #yagraphicnovels #queerbooks #music

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Oh Hello Again @MatchlessMarie Thank you for the HHS box! I'm really excited to see what's in it; the little witch sticker is upping the temptation to open the box. Must resist #HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
MatchlessMarie Yes! 🕷🕸🎃 3mo
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Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian
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Jumping into the last book for LMPBC, I've read about 10 pages so far, and it's cracking me up #lmpbc #GroupP @Soubhiville @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard

Soubhiville Yay! 3mo
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Home Is Not a Country | Safia Elhillo
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I loved this story in verse. Each entry was so beautiful, it made me cry--it reminded me of the many things my family and I have experienced, what we learned about each other, and understanding what home means to each of us. The annotations for #groupU felt personal and supportive. Coco thank you so much for sharing this book @TheBookKeepers @WanderingBookaneer @SamAnne #poetry #lmpbc

TheBookKeepers I‘m so glad you loved it ❤️❤️ I‘m excited to read everyone‘s notes 3mo
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Home Is Not a Country | Safia Elhillo
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Read and annotated yesterday, and then I got to a point of the book where I started crying, and couldn't stop crying all day. I've had a book do that to me in a long time, and the annotations adds more to the book 😭 #poetry #lmpbc #groupU @TheBookKeepers @WanderingBookaneer @SamAnne

TheBookKeepers ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Saga 1 | Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
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Guess who's coming back in 2022...😲😲😲😢😭😆😆😆 I've provided a link to the article Diamond Distributors published on when the 55th issue of Saga will be published, and what Vaughn and Staples has in store for readers of the series. Link:https://diamondbookdistributors.org/brian-k-vaughan-fiona-staples-saga-returns/ #comics

Karisa 😱🙀😱🙀😱🙀😱❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Home Is Not a Country | Safia Elhillo
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1)Home is Not a Country
I am loving it, its made ne cry, feel heartache, and longing
2)Ace of Spades
Mindblowing novel
3)My Heart is a Chainsaw
I love homage to horror from the 70s, even classic horror films
#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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Got my Altered Nightmare Swap package a few days ago! I was about to open it--thinking mindlessly it was something I ordered, but the #ANS stopped me immediately 😥 Thank you Amanda, I'm really excited to see the changes you've made to the book @MatchlessMarie @LibrarianRyan

MatchlessMarie Yay! Glad it got there safe and sound 🕷👻 3mo
LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 3mo
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Goals for Readathon:
🌟Continue reading lmpbc pick for Group U
🌟Read lmpbc pick for Group P
🌟Send out lmpbc picks by Oct 30
🌟Continue reading Black Sun
🌟Continue reading Berserk Deluxe vol 3
🌟Obtain next lmpbc for Group A and Group P
🌟Complete 50% of these goals
@Andrew65 #OutstandingOctober

Andrew65 Great goals, good luck. 3mo
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Sent out all of my swaps today, and they should arrive by Monday to all of my swapees. It was fun looking for the books and some items; my area started selling Halloween stuff very late. Don't get me started on shipping. My swapees provided helpful details on their preferences of books and various items. I am really nervous about my ANS design, I'm hoping my swapee will like it @wanderinglynn @LibrarianRyan @MaleficentBookDragon #HHS #AHS #ANS

LibrarianRyan i bet it fabulous. Plus, I know how mine turned out.

Yeahhhh
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wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
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Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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I'm at a crossroads of which book to pick for lmpbc Round 13 they all look really good, and the page count is different for each one. I'll tag the books in the comments #GroupP @bibliobard @WanderingBookaneer @IndoorDame

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IndoorDame This list looks great! I‘m particularly interested in the library of the unwritten and summer sons 3mo
bibliobard I have read Library and Every Heart and can say that BOTH are amazing. Let me take a look at these others and get back with you 3mo
bibliobard My vote is Spindle and Payback! 3mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘m fine with any of these. I haven‘t read any of them! 3mo
phantomx @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard @IndoorDame Decided on Payback's A Witch in order to push out of my comfort zone for awhile and see how this story will unfold 3mo
WanderingBookaneer 👍🏻 3mo
IndoorDame Awesome! 3mo
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Animus | Antoine Revoy
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I've picked out these for #lmpbc #Round13. I'm really set on reading Garlic and the Vampire--I'm not entirely sure what draws me into to reading frightening books that involve food @LibrarianRyan @WanderingBookaneer @IndoorDame @suvata

LibrarianRyan My vote is for Over the Garden Wall or Animus. We did Nightlights for this section in like Round 8. And I have read Garlic and have just not posted my review. But I will reread if anyone wants. 3mo
WanderingBookaneer I haven‘t read any. 3mo
carlthecattt I have not read any of these. 3mo
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phantomx @LibrarianRyan @WanderingBookaneer @carlthecattt I'll go with Over The Garden Wall 3mo
WanderingBookaneer 👍🏻 3mo
IndoorDame Looks fun! 3mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3mo
phantomx I realized I need to Watch Over the Garden to start reading the first volume , well I have the whole weekend to do it😁 3mo
phantomx @WanderingBookaneer @LibrarianRyan @IndoorDame I've had trouble obtaining a copy of Over the Garden Wall, and there aren't used copies to purchase for it. I was thinking of going with Animus OR Life of Melody. They're both categorized as YA; I wanted to get everyone's vote and opinion again about which GN would go with the theme of our group. I've tagged Life of Melody in the comment 3mo
WanderingBookaneer 👍🏻 3mo
IndoorDame Animus feels more MG to me so I think that‘s my vote, but Life of Melody sounds like a total blast, so if people want to go with that one I‘m down for it 3mo
LibrarianRyan I‘m fine either way 3mo
IndoorDame Awesome! 3mo
LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 3mo
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After Round 12, I was going to take a break from lmpbc, but I've had so much fun reading everyone's comments, annotating, and pushing myself to read daily, I decided to participate again. I'm going to jump into Group A and stick with Group P for this round #LMPBC #Round13 @suvata

LibrarianRyan yeahhh 3mo
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I recieved my swap box yesterday! @Chrissyreadit is this for the Altered Nightmare Swap?

Chrissyreadit All Hallows‘ Read 3mo
phantomx Oh Awesome! Thank you #AllHallowsReadSwap 3mo
phantomx @MaleficentBookDragon Recieved my All Hallows Read Swap 3mo
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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I enjoyed this book for my lmpbc! This book was fast-paced, thrilling, and mind-blowing. The writing provided a mixture of stunning craft, character development, and an engaging plot that constructs emotions of fear, confusion, anger, and drama within the reader and demonstrating in action racial oppression, homophobia, social eugenics. #lmpbc #Round12 @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard @Soubhiville

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@Soubhiville Sent out the lmpbc today for #GroupP, it should arrive on October 12th. @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard @suvata #lmpbc #Group12

WanderingBookaneer Let me know when you receive my package. 3mo
Soubhiville Thanks! I‘m looking forward to reading this one. 3mo
phantomx @WanderingBookaneer I received your package. I'm excited to read them, thank you! 3mo
Soubhiville @phantomx No journal with this one? I‘ll be starting it in the next few days, thank you! 3mo
phantomx @Soubiville I felt that a journal wasn't necessary for this one, and I wanted to jump right into the book 3mo
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I've been waiting for this to go on a discount as an ebook, and I found out this debut series is not even in ebook form--I'm trying not to buy physical copies of manga til I have a new box for my manga...but I've been eyeballing this series ever since it came out. Oh well!😆
I don't read Omegaverse stories, but I decided to give it a shot--I think the paranormal aspect is what drew me in, and the cover for volume 1 gave off vampire vibes #manga

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@TheBookKeepers I sent out the lmpbc pick today, it should arrive in about 5-7 days (maybe earlier). I'll keep ya posted on the date #lmpbc #GroupU @SamAnne @WanderingBookaneer

TheBookKeepers That‘s fine! Thank you 4mo
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1) I am not participating in #Scarathon2021 this year sadly. Too many things going on for work, which eats up my reading time. But I'm excited to see what spooky reads each team will read.
2)Looking forward to readin':
*My Heart is a Chainsaw
* Harrow County (which is really hard to find now)
*Something is Killing the Children (which I've already started 👿)
*Gwendy's Magic Feather
There's more of course...
@TheSpineView #October2021 #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🧡🎃🧡📖 4mo
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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Almost hit page 200 yesterday, I've been reading as much as I can, and I'll continue reading Ace of Spades today. I know it'll be a bit late sending out, but I'll do my best to send it out by the deadline. I'm enjoying it a lot! #lmpbc #GroupP @WanderingBookaneer @Soubhiville @bibliobard

Soubhiville Again no hurry on my account! I‘ll be out of town until the 6th, so I won‘t start it until after that anyway 😊. Enjoy! 4mo
phantomx @Soubhiville Thank you for letting me know! I'll send it out next week 4mo
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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Starting Ace of Spades; reels ya into the story quickly and cut throat. Hoping to finish this by the end of next week #lmpbc #GroupP @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard @Soubhiville

Kenyazero Looking forward to seeing how you like it. I'm excited to read this eventually. 4mo
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Trese Vol. 1 | Budjette Tan
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This urban fantasy graphic novel set in the Philippines is strong with mythological rrpresentation, but okay with writing style and visual sequence of the story. With the first few stories, the writing and story sequence was jumbled, some chapters, character spotlight, and cases felt rushed. Alexandra Trese seemed flat in this volume. The last 2 stories grasped my attention and centered on a theme. I'll read volume 2 to see how the story develops.

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I loved this collection; Diaz's poems are provocative, moving, and familiar. I was struck with nostgalia when it came to her poems about her and her brother-reminded me of my own brother. Her provocative poems gave off vibes of Sor Juana Ines, and Diaz makes readers think about language and nature beyond what we understand of it. #lmpbc #groupU #poetry @WanderingBookaneer @SamAnne @TheBookKeepers

SamAnne @phantomx I wrote so many comments in the original book that was lost. The poems about her brother really resonated with me as well. And I loved the poem about the Oregon wolf. I worked on wolf recovery and I followed that wolf‘s journey. 4mo
TheBookKeepers Looking forward to getting this one! BTW I‘m moving so I just emailed you my new address for the final poetry book 💕 3mo
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Working on finishing my lmpbc for #GroupU by the end of this week, I'm enjoying the imagery throughout this collection #lmpbc @TheBookKeepers @WanderingBookaneer @SamAnne

TheBookKeepers ❤️ 4mo
WanderingBookaneer This book resonated with me. 4mo
SamAnne Loved this collection. Will read more of her. 4mo
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1) I think it depends on the genre. Also, with the fluctuation of small presses and independent publishing options, these factors have changed books too
2)Sometimes I can figure out twists
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 📙📖📚 4mo
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1)Apple Cider
2)Life Saver Gummies
3)I try to put up small decorations
4)Black Sun
5)Pens, Pencils or other writing utensils, stamps, but I'm keen on any nonbookish items
6)Bookish stamps, Bookmarks; anything really
#ITSFALLYALL @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🧡🎃 thanks for playing!! 4mo
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1)Trick
2)That's a tough one: Vampires
3)Jack O'Lantern
4)Scary Book
5)Bob for Apples
6)Dracula
7)Haunted House
8)Either one
9)Zombie
10)Hot Chocolate, but I recently tried Pumpkin Spice
11)Bats
#HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Awesome! Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 4mo
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Goals for the Read-a-Thon:
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1)Continue reading Black Sun
2)Read LMPBC Picks
3)Collect Halloween Items
4)Finish Reading Berserk Deluxe vol 3 & 4
5)Complete 50% of the Read-a-Thon #SuperSeptember

EadieB @phantomx Thanks for joining in on the readathon! Great goals! 4mo
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1)I am unable to carve a jack-o-lantern due to time and space to do it (I love them though)
2)I do like fun socks, my size is an 8
3)My top favorite colors right now are black, pastel yellow, and blue
4)I'm not really picky on fall accessories
5)I'm open to other bookish accessories besides bookmarks
6)The Boulet Brothers always have the best horror outfits (in my opinion)
7)I like baseball or beanies
My tbr list is updated 😅
#HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 4mo
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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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1) Black Sun (but I quickly reeled into reading Coyote 😳); returning to Black Sun soon
2)The Dark Testaments
3)My Chainsaw is a Heart
#Weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Mehso-so

3/5 🌟s. I loved Nima at the beginning of story and her confession to Ginny really reeled me in. However, after the Summer Lovin' Festival, the story was no longer appealing, and the characters were falling flat with the plot. Deidre, the drag queen, became more of a tool to solve everyone's problem rather than a person. The flow of the story didn't work for me, it was broken up. I was more exhausted than happy with the ending. 😧

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Finished Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens; I enjoyed reading it, RuPaul's Drag Race really pumped me up for it. I will be sending out this lmpbc pick tomorrow through the mail. I'll keep ya posted @Soubhiville @bibliobard @WanderingBookaneer #LMPBC #GroupP

phantomx @Soubhiville Sent out the lmpbc through the mail, should arrive by Saturday 4mo
Soubhiville I‘ll keep a lookout for it. Thank you! 4mo
Soubhiville It arrived today @phantomx 🤗Thank you! 4mo
phantomx @Soubhiville you're welcome, enjoy the book 4mo
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