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wideeyedreader

wideeyedreader

Joined June 2019

23, English degree, future librarian. Books are literally my life, I can never have enough! Book blog here: https://wideeyedreader.blogspot.com
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The Broken Girls by Simone St James
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REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier's
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Critical Role: Vox Machina--Kith & Kin | Marieke Nijkamp, Critical Role
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I‘ve been a fan of Critical Role for years now, and this book is basically like candy for me! The twins were spot-on in their portrayal, and I loved reading this pre-game adventure. #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1d
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Terra Nullius: a novel | Claire G. Coleman
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Sadly, I just couldn‘t get past the glaring grammatical errors (so. many) or the fullness of the story to like this one. I wanted to! It just was too rough for me. #newyearwhodis

Read-y_Picker Oh no! Well, you can‘t win em all! I did really enjoy this one. It takes a huge turn about halfway through. But I was extra motivated because it was an LMPBC. I don‘t remember how it hit at the very beginning. 1w
monalyisha Great cover, though! 😉 1w
wideeyedreader @Read-y_Picker lol I did look at spoilers to see what the twist was! I was just too curious not to. 1w
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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This was a re-read, as I read it in college, but #newyearwhodis was a very good excuse to finally get my hands on my own copy!! (Why is this book so hard to find, as a sidenote?) It‘s just as great a read as I remember, and I hope to keep reading these!

monalyisha The newest book in the series is hard to find, too, & it just came out! Or, not hard to find, exactly, but no local bookstores are carrying it & the scant few library copies in my systems (both the one I work in & the one where I live) are checked-out. I wanted to read it for my upcoming vacation, so I ended up ordering a copy from Amazon & having it sent to my Mom‘s condo. 🙈 Anyway, I love them. 💞 Glad you enjoyed your reread! 1w
wideeyedreader @monalyisha I had to order my copy from PangoBooks! I‘ve been hunting for it for years in local stores with no luck 1w
thebluestocking Love this whole series. 💙 1w
monalyisha @wideeyedreader Oh, I don‘t know about Pangobooks! I‘m just looking into it now. I used to use PaperbackSwap but it‘s been so long since I‘ve checked in that I couldn‘t even remember the name for it. 😆 I had to cobble together a Google search from the deep annals of my memory just to find it. Haha. 1w
wideeyedreader @monalyisha lol that‘s funny! I‘ve been using PangoBooks for a few months now, I really like it! 1w
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I think I‘ve found my first favorite of the year, thanks to @Read-y_Picker and #newyearwhodis! I knew I would like this book, but I wasn‘t expecting to cry over it, or to love it so, so much. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

monalyisha I‘m so happy you adored it as much as I did! 💙 It‘s a special book. 1w
LiteraryinLawrence One of my favorites of 2020! 1w
Read-y_Picker Oh yay I‘m so glad you liked it! I thought it was just so cozy and clever and cute and heartwarming. Definitely worth the hype! 1w
wideeyedreader @Read-y_Picker it is!!! I loved it a lot 1w
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Now that my library hold came in, I‘m ready to post about my #newyearwhodis books! I‘m still waiting on one to come in the mail, but hopefully it‘ll be here soon. I‘ve already started the tagged and am loving it! @Read-y_Picker

Jerdencon Great first choice! 2w
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Briar's Book | Tamora Pierce
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And finally, Briar‘s Book. Definitely the most emotional of the series for me, as I‘ve gotten attached to these characters both from my original read and this time around. Now, on to something new! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ozma.of.oz ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Daja's Book | Tamora Pierce
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Continuing the series reread! Still love this one just as much ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ozma.of.oz This series is one of my absolute favorites. ❤️❤️ I do a reread once a year. 2w
wideeyedreader @ozma.of.oz that‘s a great idea! I just recently got copies of all four and decided it was time to reread them 2w
ozma.of.oz Rereading Briar‘s book last year was… definitely an experience. 🤣🤣 2w
wideeyedreader @ozma.of.oz yeah, that one‘s next on the list—should be interesting! 2w
Darklunarose I finally completed this series last year, I really loved it as well. 2w
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Last read of 2021! Ended it on a positive note, in my opinion, and I‘m super excited for next year!

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Sandry's Book | Tamora Pierce
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I love revisiting childhood favorites, especially when they‘re written by Tamora Pierce! She‘s a master of what she does, if you ask me, and I still love this story of magic and friendship. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I‘ve got so many books I‘m excited to read, it was hard to pick just 20 for the start of next year‘s #bookspin! But I managed somehow lol

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I love this time of year where all the books look so shiny and exciting!!! 3w
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Not my favorite, but a solid fantasy! Though I‘ll say I prefer The Bear and the Nightingale, which covers similar themes, to this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ahhhh!!! I‘m so, so excited about this book @ozma.of.oz !! Thank you so much for the beautiful book and delicious chocolate, and thank you for hosting @MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflodswap

ozma.of.oz I really enjoyed it, and I hope you do too! Merry Christmas! 4w
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Finally got to my yearly read of this (with a little help from Terra) and ticked another one off for #averymerrybingo! #dogsoflitsy

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Comfort and Joy | Kristin Hannah
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Not a favorite for me, but an enjoyable book. Filled the #jinglebellrock prompt for #averymerrybingo @Jadams1776

Jadams1776 🎅🏻🎉 4w
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Decided to give this one a read! Super charming and easy to read

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The Guinevere Deception | Kiersten White
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Both my #doublespin and filling the prompt #lastchristmas for #averymerrybingo! I really liked this one, one of the better Arthurian retellings I‘ve read!

PatriciaU This whole series is fantastic! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This one is on my January TBR! 1mo
wideeyedreader @TheAromaofBooks I hope you like it too! 1mo
Jadams1776 🎉🎄👍🏻 4w
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The Book of Three | Lloyd Alexander
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Both my #bookspin this month and #ochristmastree for #averymerrybingo! Loved reading this classic fantasy adventure

LibrarianRyan I LOVE THIS ANTIQUE VERSION!! 1mo
HeyT Those covers were my favorite and I'm still upset there isn't an easier way to collect them. 1mo
wideeyedreader @HeyT I kind of stumbled on this one! I think it a lot 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Love this series so much!!! 1mo
Jadams1776 🎅🏻👍🏻🎁🎄🎉 1mo
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Twelfth-night: Or, What You Will | William Shakespeare
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Decided to go ahead and read my free space book for #averymerrybingo! Gotta love some Shakespeare every now and then @Jadams1776

Jadams1776 🎉🎄🎅🏻👍🏻🎁 1mo
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Finally gave this one a re-read! I read it first when I was a kid, forgot everything that happened in it, and loved it just as much this time around! If you‘re looking for a good middle-grade fantasy, this is one to look out for. Fills the #frostythesnowman prompt for #averymerrybingo @Jadams1776

Jadams1776 🎁👍🏻🎅🏻🎉🎄 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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It‘s arrived safe and sound! #jolabokaflodswap @ozma.of.oz @MaleficentBookDragon

ozma.of.oz Woohoo! 🎉🎉 1mo
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Swapsies | Fiona Roberton
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Forgot to post yesterday, but my #jolabokaflodswap package is in the mail!

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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Forgot to take a picture, but I finally finished this one! It‘s been a long time coming lol

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Nobody's Princess | Esther Friesner
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It‘s time for my December #bookspin list!! It‘s been a blast doing it this year, @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 2mo
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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I‘m so excited about my #newyearwhodis list from @Read-y_Picker that I want to start reading immediately! This is what I‘ve picked out for January—I‘ve actually read Every Heart a Doorway, but I‘ve been wanting a personal copy, so this seems like the perfect excuse!

I‘ve never heard of Terra Nullius before now, so I‘m quite excited to give it a try, but I think I‘m most anticipating finally reading The House in the Cerulean Sea!

monalyisha Loooooved Cerulean! 💙 It was on *so* many lists this year. Enjoy! 2mo
wideeyedreader @monalyisha I‘m looking forward to it! 2mo
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Cleopatra's Shadows | Emily Holleman
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Sadly, I found this one to be pretty dull—I wanted to like it a lot, as it was my #doublespin for this month, but some things aren‘t meant to be.

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 2mo
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The Wolf in the Whale | Jordanna Max Brodsky
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I almost bailed on this book a couple times, but decided to stick with it—and I‘m glad I did! Omat‘s story, I think, is powerful and important. #bookspin

MadelineMcCrae I also struggled to finish this book, but was glad I did! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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I‘ve just signed up for #newyearwhodis!! I‘ve never done it before but decided to give it a shot—I love discovering new favorite books! Thanks for hosting, @monalyisha

monalyisha You‘re welcome! Happy to have you! 😊 2mo
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The Wolf in the Whale | Jordanna Max Brodsky
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This little sweetheart is keeping me company as I read! #dogsoflitsy

wanderinglynn What a cutie! I love that he has his paw on you. ❤️🐶 2mo
wideeyedreader @wanderinglynn She‘s such a sweet girl I love her 2mo
AmyG Awww ❤️ 2mo
Gissy 🐶❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Feed | M.T. Anderson
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Read for school—not something I would pick up on my own and not a book I enjoyed reading. ⭐️⭐️

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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The first time I read this book, it was 2016 and I‘d just finished my freshman year of college. Now it‘s 2021 and I‘m in the middle of my second year of graduate school—and I still really enjoyed this book! I completely forgot how it ended, but I did remember the mid-book twist, which made several things before it make much more sense! Glad I gave this one a reread! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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1. Tagged!
2. I love a notion setup a found last year—a really nice way to track books on my phone AND computer!
3. I actually have no idea, lol. I usually don‘t google books!

#weekendreads

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book is great if you‘re interested in psychology or just people in general! I loved it

fredthemoose I loved this one, too! 2mo
Crazeedi This was a good one 2mo
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Swapsies | Fiona Roberton
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I‘m so excited for this!! I absolutely loved #jolabokaflodswap last year, and I‘m so excited to do it again! Hosted by @MaleficentBookDragon

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Spinneret | Timothy Zahn
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I‘ve had this ready for days, and kept putting off posting it! But here it is, finally—my #bookspin #doublespin list

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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The Keeper of Night | Kylie Lee Baker
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My #botm picks this month! I‘m pretty interested in both of these, hopefully they‘re as good as they look!

Jari-chan The Gilded Wolves is one of my favourite books 😍 2mo
wideeyedreader @Jari-chan I‘ve heard good things about it! 2mo
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Lords and Ladies | Terry Pratchett
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I‘ve never been disappointed by a Pratchett yet, and this one is no exception! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Finally read this one, and while it wasn‘t what I expected, I quite enjoyed it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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In this case, I think I‘m just the wrong person for this book! To me, it‘s kind of dull and uninteresting, but ti the right reader it‘ll be perfect! So, even though I‘m bailing, I‘ll still give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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I love a good Poirot mystery, and as usual, this one totally shocked me! I never even guessed. Thanks for letting me borrow this one, @AmyK1

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The Wind Singer | William Nicholson
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I realized about 20 pages in that I‘m far too old for this book. Sad, because it‘s my #bookspin, but that‘s all right!

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right fit!! 3mo
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Witches Abroad | Terry Pratchett, Terence David John Pratchett
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Forgot to take a picture before the book went back to the library, but I finished my #doublespin! I loved this book, and I can‘t wait for more of these wacky witches

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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The Wind Singer | William Nicholson
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My #bookspin and #doublespin books for this month! I‘ve already started Witches Abroad and really love it so far, hopefully I‘ll feel the same about The Wind Singer!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Last minute, but here‘s my #bookspin list for October! I tried to get some good spooky/fall reads on there ☺️

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Engaging and inventive, but I felt like I didn‘t know any of the characters—also not sure the interview format really works for this story. I felt removed and distant from the events, which is not something I like in my sci-fi. I‘m not sure if I‘ll continue the series yet.

JamieArc If you do continue, this series works really well in audio. I read the first in print too and thought it was just okay, but listened to the second two ans really liked the full cast audiobooks. (edited) 4mo
wideeyedreader @JamieArc I might have to do that! 4mo
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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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My #botm picks!! I wasn‘t thrilled by any of the add-one for this month, so decided to add a fantasy I‘ve been eyeing instead

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I read this memoir in verse for a class, and I greatly enjoyed it! Woodson has a way with words that I admire.

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I‘ve always been a little obsessed with Arthurian Legend, and this book was a treat to read! I greatly enjoyed it, and look forward to reading more of the series! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Allylu I loved this series. I read it a long time ago but still remember the feelings. 4mo
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Exit West | Mohsin Hamid
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Ahhh I‘m so excited about everything you sent for #fallingforfallswap #fffs, @Amiable ! Especially those cozy socks and that bookmark! I love dragons 🐉
Thank you so much, and thank you @Avanders for organizing this amazing swap!

AmyG Great cat socks! 4mo
wideeyedreader @AmyG I know, right! Totally going to wear them today 4mo
Amiable I'm glad you love it! I adored the socks, too! I have a black cat and am in love with everything that has a black cat on it. :) 4mo
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TheBookHippie That journal 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 4mo
Avanders Oooh love the socks! 😍😍🍂🍁🧡 4mo
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Bailedbailed

Tried to read my #doublespin and got incredibly bored with it—just not for me!

TheAromaofBooks Some books just aren't the right fit!!! 4mo
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This story was absolutely adorable! I loved all the magic and the messages about grief, and I think it‘s perfect for middle-school kids. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Allylu Loved this one! 4mo
IuliaC I loved it too! 💙 4mo
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