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Q: Who is a villainous lady you highly dislike?
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Listen, I know Hera has reasons to be the way she is and I know she thinks she's helping, but I am not a fan. I have sympathy for her, but the way she takes her jealousy and anger out on kids who didn't even ask to have godly parents is just uncool. Plus, she separated my OTP, so that'll have her in my bad books forever. I had so much fun reading this book right up until the end... When it ended... Without the reunion I had been looking forward to for two whole books. Not the traditional cliffhanger (no one was in mortal peril), but I lost a whole lot more sleep over this ending than I did over it's sequel. I know I'm probably the only one that feels like that. ๐Ÿ˜‚ What about you, have you ever stressed over an ending everyone else thought was no big deal? Or been calm about an ending that has everyone else freaking out?
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๐ŸŒน #JuneInBooks18: #MapMonday fun day!
๐ŸŒน #AlltheBooksJune18: Best female villain
๐ŸŒน #BookQueensJune18: Book that stressed you out
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Q: What are some of your favorite (or least favorite) books that inspired movies?
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I've been busily taking notes in my copy of Howl's Moving Castle in anticipation of watching the movie tonight. I have enjoyed it just as thoroughly this time around as I have every other time. If you hadn't heard yet, I've started a series on my YouTube channel called "Read the Book". In each episode I'll be reading a different book and then watching the movie to compare the two. If you want to know more, you'll find the first episode linked in me bio. The second episode will be up next Saturday, along with my regular Saturday chat.
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๐ŸŒน #JuneInBooks18: Foreign authors you love
๐ŸŒน #BookQueensJune18: Best summer romances
๐ŸŒน #BookstagramTogetherJune: Perfect summer read
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Q: What is your favorite mythological creature?
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Part of me wants to say u icorns or pegasi or something else horse-related (capaill uisce anyone?), but if I'm honest, the ones I really gravitate towards are dragons. There are just so many ways to do dragons. I've seen them as great, wise beings. Villains. Pests. Terrifying beasts. Mischievous tricksters. They are so often characters of their own rather than simply fauna for a magical world.
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๐ŸŒน @litjoycrate May Photo Challenge Day 6: Dragon print
๐ŸŒน #BookstagramReadsJune: #FanArt Friday
๐ŸŒน #BookQueensJune18: The book is better than the cover
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Q: What was the last book you read that left you feeling like a new person?
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It's not technically a book, but I've been watching all the vlogs from Book Con and it's made me reevaluate where I am in regards to my finances and current standard of living. I ran up the credit cards in college and I've been futzing around with paying then off ever since. Watching all the people at BEA made me realize that I wanted to be there and more importantly, it's made me start plan what needs to happen to get me there next year.
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Speaking of me and my bookish goals, did you see there's a new post on my blog (link in bio)? This one is all about bookstagram and how I've been improving my feed and making new friends!
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Q: Is there a character whose hype leaves you scratching your head?
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This tote is beautiful, this character...not so much. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Don't get me wrong, Bardugo did a great job creating a nuanced villain, you can definitely see in his backstory why he became who he was. I just don't get the appeal. Sure he's gorgeous and powerful, but what are might and beauty without love and respect? (The verdict is still out on Rhys and, as I've yet to read ACOTAR.)
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๐ŸŒน @litjoycrate May Photo Challenge Day Five: Magical Boys Tote bag
๐ŸŒน #BookstagramTogetherJune: Favorite Author
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Q: When you think ๐Ÿ‰, who is the the first fictional dragon that comes to mind?
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For me, it's Smaug from The Hobbit. I don't know why, because I'm sure he isn't the first dragon I was exposed to ( the earliest one I can remember atm is Kazul from Dealing with Dragons). Dragons are a pretty solid staple for kid's fantasy. Anyways, The Hobbit was me and my brother's first exposure to Tolkien. My mom had read the books and she was all about introducing us to books she loved. We listened to this and the LotR trilogy in the car as a family driving to and from homeschool stuff. Of course, I do believe there were a few years between us listening to The Hobbit and listening to LotR. The Bro and I didn't really get into until the first movie came out and then we just HAD to listen to the book.
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How awesome is this dragon eye soap by @thecharmingfrog? It came in my May @litjoycrate and it's almost too pretty to use. The link to my full unboxing is still in my bio if you want to check that out.
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๐ŸŒน May LitJoy Crate Photo Challenge Day 4: Dragon Eye Soap
๐ŸŒน #BookQueensJune18: Materialistic characters
๐ŸŒน #BookstagramTogetherJune: A book you could never part with
๐ŸŒน #bookstagramreadsjune: Love that bookish merch
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Q: Do you ever have conversations with the characters as you read?
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I'm known for yelling at just about every fictional character I encounter. If they're being dumb, if they're doing something awesome, if they're about to walk into anad situation, whatever it is, I'm probably yelling. I'm a very interactive reader.
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Reading update:
I finished Dread Nation last week and it was every bit as good as I thought it was going to be. Definitely making this year's top ten. I just wish I had the sequel ๐Ÿ˜ญ I started reading From Twinkle, With Love over the weekend and it's cute, but I'm not loving it as much as. I love the first book. I'm still invested and I have high hopes that Menon will up the ante soon, but it doesn't seem to have that same spark.
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Q: What was the last book that you just knew you'd love?
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It took me about three seconds of reading the description for @mindeearnett's Onyx & Ivory to know that there was a high chance of me loving this book. There are so many things in those three paragraphs that I love: magic, dragons, danger, two exes that have to work together to solve a mystery. I'm shipping trash, y'all, you knew this. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Anyways, I could not add this to my TBR fast enough. And look at the awesome promo cards! The backs are pretty cool too, I just couldn't bear turning one over to show you (but you can see it in my full unboxing, link in the bio). It also has LitJoy exclusive artwork AND an author letter that are bound into the book. Brilliant idea.
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๐ŸŒน @litjoycrate May Photo Challenge Day 3: Onyx & Ivory
๐ŸŒน #JuneBookBlooms18: Summer Heat: Romance
๐ŸŒน #BookQueensJune18: Favorite cover font
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Q: If you could have any magical power, what would it be?
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Honestly, I wouldn't want anything cool, like Zelie's ability to reanimate dead spirits in Children of Blood and Bone, I'd just want the ability to stop time and take a nap (or read). ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm about halfway through COBAB right now and I am hooked. Tomi Adeyemi has built a rich world and I want to know everything about her magic system. Plus, I'm getting hints of one of my favorite romantic tropes: star-crossed lovers. Naturally, I had to pull it out to showcase the map today. And it just happened to be the perfect book to pair with @novellyours' "Life Force" candle. It came in my May LitJoy Crate and I cannot get the scent. It's sweet and fresh and actually smells like peaches, perfect for summer! I love getting bookish candles, there's something about them being inspired by a novel that makes them smell better than your usual scented candles. Or at least I think so.
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๐ŸŒน @litjoycrate May Photo Challenge Day 2: Magical powers and candle
๐ŸŒน #JuneInBooks18: Fave Bookish Merchandise
๐ŸŒน #BookQueensJune18: #MapMonday
๐ŸŒน #BookstagramTogetherJune: Favorite Trope
๐ŸŒน #BookstagramReadsJune: MapMonday .
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Today is day one of @litjoycrate's May photo challenge! This is the day for everyone to show off the beautiful boxes we received last month. I've also got a full unboxing on my YouTube channel too (link in bio). The book sounds like it will be right up my alley and the products they included are amazing as always. Stayed tuned, each of these will be getting a feature over the next week or so as I participate in the photo challenge.
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What was your favorite item?
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@gabriella.bujdoso @laura.hollingsworth @novellyyours @thecharmingfrog @mindeearnett
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The out-of-office emails are on, our bags are packed and @_jack_busby_ and I are up, up, and away. See you soon Dublin ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿปโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Follow our trip at #ourunfinishedjourneyโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Q: If you could pick any fictional character to be your BFF, who would it be?
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Ugh, hard question to answer. My initial reaction is to say Annabeth Chase from the Camp Half-Blood books, but then I start thinking that Percy would be super fun as a BFF too. I dunno, I guess I'd just have to see which one of them liked Batman more...
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๐ŸŒน #BookQueensJune18: Best friendships/Best Friend Day
๐ŸŒน #BookstagramTogetherJune: A book set in your country
๐ŸŒน #JuneBookBlooms18: Favorite fictional BFFs
๐ŸŒน #BookstagramReadsJune: Favorite fictional friends
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Q: What is a book you've reread multiple times?
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I'm about to embark on my umpteenth reread of this book for a new series I'm starting over on my BookTube channel (link in bio). I'll be reading the book and then watching the movie so I can discuss the differences between each. I think it'll be a fun little series and it gives me an excuse to reread some of my favorite books.
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๐ŸŒน #BookQueensJune18: #throwbackthursday books/movies
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Q: What has been your favorite read so far this year?
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It should surprise no one that my favorite read was the Six of Crows series. The world. The characters. The heists. It all came together in what was apparently the perfect novel for Margaret. And I hear that Leigh Bardugo has plans for a third book. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ It's a few years away from being written (if it gets written at all), but you can bet I will be first in line. (Maybe I'll be lucky enough to score and ARC.)
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๐ŸŒน #BookstagramReadsJune: Six of Crows Appreciation
๐ŸŒน #AllTheBooksJune18: #WaitingonWednesday
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Q: What's something you've given up so you can get a book?
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If you saw any of my #LitJoyCrate posts, you know I significantly cut my fast food/dining out spending so that I could get a monthly book box (I'm also on a book buying ban for at least the next month). Of course, I was already planning to do that since I'm trying to get my eczema under control, but still... This forced me to do it now and not whenever I felt like it.
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Q: Who is your favorite Grisha character?
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If we're talking in the whole Grisha universe, it's Inej Ghafa from the Sox of Crows series. But for the Grisha Trilogy, it's probably Nikolai. Which is hilarious, since I thought he needed a good smack constantly. But he just added such a wonderful dimension to all the darkness of Alina's thoughts and I love how realistic he was about the entire situation. I'm really glad I finally read this series (that's right, I finally did it). I really liked them, though the series didn't really pick up for me until Seige & Storm. Don't get me wrong, Shadow & Bone was still SO good, but for most of the book it was missing that one crucial element Margaret always looks for. Oh, but boy did Leigh deliver when the time came.
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๐ŸŒน #JuneInBooks18: The Sequel Was Better
๐ŸŒน #JuneBookBlooms18: Ditch That Jacket (do paperbacks count ๐Ÿ˜‚)
๐ŸŒน #BookstagramTogetherJune: A Book You'd Recommend to Everyone
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Q: Do you tailor your reading list to the season?
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I don't really. I'll go through phases, wanting to read one genre or another, but as far as I can tell it's not linked to the seasons. The weather sometimes (who hasn't wanted to read a dark, gothic novel during a thunderstorm) or my mood, but I don't really put much forethought into what I'm reading. Just "Oh, I want to read this. I'll put it on my TBR."
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๐ŸŒน #JuneInBooks18: Book With Summer Vibes
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Q: What are you feelings about audiobooks?
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These are just SOME of the books I've read via my eardrums. I'm always working on one audiobook or another. They keep my brain busy while I'm doing monotonous tasks at work or doing housework. Anything that occupies my hands but not necessarily my brain. What can I say I don't like being bored. My current listen is Children of Blood and Bone and I couldn't resist showing the pretty design underneath the dust jacket.
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๐ŸŒน #AlltheBooksJune18: Audiobook Appreciation
๐ŸŒน #BookstagramReadsJune: #CurrentlyReading
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Our $5 book haul from the library sale. I canโ€™t wait to dig in!


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Q: What books do you want to pick up in June?
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A new month means a new pile of books to read AND a new theme! What do y'all think? I just love calls lilies and these were so bright and colorful, I couldn't resist. But books... Here we have my spectacular June TBR. I've got a video up on my BookTube channel (link in bio) where I go into detail about all of these. I'm pretty hyped. One of them, CoBaB, I may start as an audiobook because it just came into my Overdrive account the other day, but I also really want to read the physical book. I'm torn y'all.
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June TBR:
๐ŸŒน Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
๐ŸŒน From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
๐ŸŒน Inferno by Julie Kagawa
๐ŸŒน Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
๐ŸŒน Beyond A Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
๐ŸŒน Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
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๐ŸŒน Photo Challenges: #junebookblooms18 #bookstagramreadsjune #BookQueensJune18 #BookstagramTogetherJune #AlltheBooksJune18 #JuneInBooks18
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Q: Can you guess what all three of these books have in common? (Besides all being fantasy books.)
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The answer happens to be the subject of a new series I'm starting over on my BookTube channel (link on bio). It's a super cool idea and it's going to cover a whole bunch of books from a WHOLE bunch of genres and it's going to involve me reading old faves and trying to find new ones.
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Q: Have you gotten any fun books recently?
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I did! Between bonuses at work, sales, and the boxes I ordered in March I cleaned out this month. Of course, I'm probably not going to be as lucky next month. I'm on a book buying ban for the next little bit, so the only new books I'll be getting are the ones coming in my LitJoy Crate box.
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๐ŸŒผ #MayWithSteph18: Once Upon A Time: May Haul
๐ŸŒผ #BookQueensMay18: #BookHaul
๐ŸŒผ #AllTheBooksMay: May Book Haul
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Q: What book/series do you wish you'd read sooner?
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There a lot of books that I wish I'd read sooner, but the one that immediately comes to mind is this series. I read the first book shortly after it came out, but the rest of the series fell victim to the year gap. I finally finished the series this winter and I had so much fun reading these books... I can't believe I waited this long.
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๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18: Lost Princess
๐ŸŒผ #MayinBooks18: Wish you read it sooner
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Iโ€™m living my best pastel life and Iโ€™m not mad about it. ๐Ÿ’– I made a trip to @capecowlcomics yesterday for their Black Panther #1 Oakland variant. Iโ€™m fangirling a little! I also have no self-control and there were new books from my favorite series... Darth Vader isnโ€™t pictured because I couldnโ€™t fit him in with the color palette.
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I mostly read trades, but when @elusivej recommended Sex Criminals a couple years back, I picked up the first ten issues in their slick hardbound compendium (no innuendoes, promise). This purple beauty is the second volume, along with the best coffee table book, Just the Tips. Iโ€™ve snorted laughing while reading Sex Crims in public, but thatโ€™s expected when the plot involves a couple that can freeze time with their orgasms.
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If you like fashion bloggers, murder mysteries, or terrible allergies, Snotgirl is all of these things. I expected the characters to be grating and self-absorbed millennials, but thereโ€™s so much more to Lottie and her crew. Iโ€™m digginโ€™ it more than Scott Pilgrim and Iโ€™m sort of conflicted about it! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
Tell me about your favorite comics in the comments! My bookshelves might hate you later but shh, itโ€™s okay. -NSG ๐ŸŒธ
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Q: What genres do you gravitate towards? Which genres do you need to read more of?
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Today's prompt hit on both of those genres for me. I love a good dystopian. The way different authors deconstruct and then rebuild society fascinates me. I'm always amazed by the creativity that shows. And looking at my shelves you can tell. There are a couple more dystopian series gracing my shelves that just didn't fit in the picture. I was actually sad to see that I don't really have any Sci Fi on my shelves. (Does The 100 count?) Especially considering how much of it I read as a teen. So, if you have any suggestions for YA science fiction for me to read, definitely let me know. I need to read more of it ASAP.
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๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18: Dystopian or Space
๐ŸŒผ #MayWithSteph18: Cherry Blossoms: book and flowers
๐ŸŒผ #NotYourAveragePages: #stacksaturday
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Quick sneak peek of the May @litjoycrate. I have been working so hard to get to a place where I can afford a regular subscription and I'm finally there!!! It meant giving up a few things, but as I've been saying #booksbeforeburgers... Lol. I am so excited to read this book, btw, it sounds like exactly the find of plot I love. I can't believe I didn't even know about it until Thursday.
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There's a FULL unboxing in my stories for at least a few more hours and I'm working on getting the one I filmed for my BookTube channel up ASAP. .
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Q: Do you like vampire novels or do you think it's an overdone trope?
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I personally enjoy any sort of paranormal fantastical element, so long as it's well done. And I'm all for mashing up all the things. Maybe that's why I love the Shadowhunters series so much, he has so many elements that I'm drawn to: vampires, werewolves, magic, fairies. I love hiw darkly woven all the different aspects of the Shadowhunter world are, it's just delicious.
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๐ŸŒผ #NotYourAveragePages: Pages & Libations
๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18: Vampires or paranormal
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"You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are. "

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Q: Do you remember the first couple you shipped?
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I have been shipping characters since before I knew what shipping was... Case in point, these two, who I decided belonged together when I was but six years old. Clearly baby! Margaret was onto something because here we are twenty-four and they are finally--FINALLY--tying the knot. Wedding of the year, am I right? ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm not usually one that needs all the variant covers that come out for an issue, but I decided to go all out for this landmark issue last year (aka the issue that got me reading comics again). It sold out twice and I managed to get all three printings (counter clockwise from bottom, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd).
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๐ŸŒผ #MayWithSteph18: True Love's Kiss: #OTP
๐ŸŒผ #BookQueensMay18: Multiple Editions
๐ŸŒผ #AllTheBooksMay: Romantic Reads
๐ŸŒผ #MayinBooks18: Fictional Female Villain (but is she? ๐Ÿ˜‹)
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Q: Have you ever almost quit a series you ended up loving?
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You know, a couple of weeks ago I didn't think I would ever talk about this series on my feed again. Book three hurt me real good. Right in feels, I can't believe you betrayed me like that hurt. But then I read Legion and I was so happy with that book (granted, a couple of spoilers might have impacted my decision to continue with the series), that there was no question about me finishing the series. And it seems I discovered it just in time too. Inferno literally just came out, but I was smart enough to place a hold at my library before just about anybody else.
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๐ŸŒผ #MayInBooks18: Book written by an author of color
๐ŸŒผ #AllTheBooksMay: Whimsical Reads
๐ŸŒผ #NotYourAveragePages: #waitingonwednesday
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Casually debating my next read. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ“š #bookishgirlgang


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Q: Does reading ever temporarily alter how you think of yourself?
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I'm not talking about in the greater understanding of self, inspirational way. I'm talking about the weird, forget your own face kind of way. I don't have a mirror in my room anymore, so it doesn't happen as often, but I remember this happening a lot as a kid. When I'd pass by my mirror after I put my book down and be shocked by my own face because in my head I looked like the protagonist. Please tell me I'm not the only one. ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Q: Do you have a favorite romantic trope?
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I'm a fan of almost all romantic tropes, but favorite, favorite, FAVORITE is probably enemies/rivals to lovers. Give me a couple with anytype of animosity who gradually get to know each other and then fall in love? Yeah, that sounds like the recipe for a great romance (which is probably why I love The Cruel Prince so much). The Gallagher girls series takes a couple of books to get to the really good stuff, but when Ally Carter writes a romance, she writes a ROMANCE... I loved the development between Cammie and her main love interest, it was so cute and slightly competitive, but in a nice healthy way. That's not to say that these books are all about romance, these books are about spy school, but I wouldn't love them nearly as much if Cammie and her friends didn't try to use their growing repertoire of spy skills try and figure out the opposite sex.
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๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18: Friends to Lovers or Enemies to Lovers
๐ŸŒผ #AllTheBooksMay: Boarding School
๐ŸŒผ #MayInBooks18: Make a #BookSpineBesuty (I tried!)
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Q: Have you ever read any of the original Grimm's fairytales?
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I have read one or two and they're definitely more gruesome in their original forms. More blood. Fewer happy endings. Doesn't mean they're less fascinating though. There's definitely a lot of 'Good triumphs, evil suffers' in these. I think it lends a sense of realism to the stories, despite the witches and fairies and mermaids...Even with all that magic, actions have consequences, they may not always be fair, but they're there. Eventually, I plan to start making my way through this book. It's a bit daunting, but who knows what inspiration with strike me. After all, I've always wanted to put my own spin on my favorite fairytales and nearly all of them can be traced back to this collection.
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๐ŸŒผ #AllTheBooksMay: Fave fairytales
๐ŸŒผ #MayWithSteph18: Under the Sea: book featuring mermaids
๐ŸŒผ #NotYourAveragePages: Witch or Mermaid
๐ŸŒผ #BookQueensMay18: Fictional Vacation Spot
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Q: How much do you love bookish merch?
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I am absolutely in love with bookish candles. There's just something so special about my room smelling like a fairy woodland or Justiceโ„ข๏ธ. It's funny, because of my asthma (and my mom's) I wasn't as into smelly candles when I was younger, but now I absolutely adore them, especially since so many come with lids that I can use to snuff them out without the smoke triggering an asthma attack. My favorite scents are the softer, floral scents, but I've recently developed a love candles with sharper, more defined scents.
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๐ŸŒผ #MayInBooks18: Favorite bookish merch
๐ŸŒผ #BookQueensMay18: #NakedBooks
๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18: Favorite merch: floral or musky candles
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Q: Do you borrow new books from the library before buying them?
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I'm on a budget, so I do. But every now and then you come across a book that you're willing to change the budget for. I've sacrificed eating out recently in order to get myself some bookish goodies (#booksbeforeburgers, right?) and this was one of the more recent ones. Totally worth every penny. And hopefully by the time book two comes out, I'll be in a better financial position and can rush out to buy it on release day! But seriously, this was a fantastically twisted book with an ending that left me desperate for more... I cannot wait to see the relationship in this book play out. It's going to be delicious. ๐Ÿ˜„
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๐ŸŒผ #AllTheBooksMay: Last book you loved
๐ŸŒผ #BookQueensMay: Last book purchased
๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18: Romance or friendship- Er, both? Preferably at the same time ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Q: Do you prefer paperback or hardcover?
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For me it used to be paperback, simply because they are lighter, but I really do love the look of a nice hardcover on my shelves, all cozy in it's dust jacket. Plus I'm impatient and if I'm reading a series I don't want to wait another year for the paperback to come out. ๐Ÿ˜… Of course, then there are the series that have different editions. Like this gorgeous copy of Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I got the entire series just like this because the covers were so aesthetic. I love how they avoided showing her face in a different way for each one. It's not so much that the other covers are bad, these are just better. And I don't think they even made the last book in the old covers.
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๐ŸŒผ #NotYourAveragePages: Bookish Rainbow
๐ŸŒผ #MayWithSteph18: Cinderella: Book with a cover upgrade
๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18: Ebooks or physical books
๐ŸŒผ #MayinBooks18: Hardcover vs. Paperback
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Q: Does any one else have an issue with their photo thumbnails looking sub par? Cause when I'm looking at my feed or the tags my photos are always blurry in the thumbnail, but they're nice and crisp at full size. But other people's thumbnails look just fine, even teeny tiny. ๐Ÿคจ
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Anyways, I pick Goliath because it has a crown on the cover and one of the challenges I'm doing had that as a prompt for today. Alas, I can't figure out which challenge that was... ๐Ÿ˜… That's okay though, I don't need any excuses to talk about this book. I love this clever alternate version of WWI. Its about Deryn Sharp, a girl disguised as a boy so she can be in the British airforce. And Prince Alek, an Austrian fugitive trying to elude the people who killed his parents. It's just so clever and intriguing and I love the fact that there are illustrations interspersed throughout all the books. Goliath is the last book in the Leviathan series and I was SO happy to get my hands on it. Easily my favorite of Westerfeld's series and definitely the series that made him a favorite author.
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๐ŸŒผ #MayInBooks18: Makes you want to travel
๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18: Shelfie or Bookstack- Er, preferably neither ๐Ÿ˜…
๐ŸŒผ #MayWithSteph18: Prince Charming
๐ŸŒผ #AlltheBooksMay: Book worth a crown
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Sneak peek of the @fairyloot crate I got last week! This box was absolutely perfect. I'll have a full unboxing photo for y'all as soon as I finish editing my unboxing vlog!
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I was tagged by #thereadingcornerforall to do the #fiveanimalsidekicks tag:
๐ŸŒผ Isis (Catwoman/DC comics)
๐ŸŒผ Blackjack (Percy Jackson series)
๐ŸŒผ Chainsaw (The Raven Boys)
๐ŸŒผ Disputable Dog (Sabriel)
๐ŸŒผ Fawkes (Harry Potter series)
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Q: What's an underrated book you think everyone should read?
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I have no doubt that if Dealing with Dragons had come out recently, all the book people would be talking about it. Cimorene is a princess who thought all of the princes fighting for her hand we're just stupid, so she ran off to live with a dragon. This book has stuck with me since middle school and I think I might have to read it again soon. Plus, how gorgeous is this cover illustration?
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๐ŸŒผ #LILGettingToKnowYou: Book I Can't Forget
๐ŸŒผ #NotYourAveragePages: Royalty- Happy War Storm release day!!!
๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18: New or Used- Both!
๐ŸŒผ#MayWithSteph18: Rapunzel: character with awesome hair
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I wanted to put more library books in this picture, but they were all red. But if you count Seige & Storm, there are two borrowed books in this stack. One just doesn't have a hard return date. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm a big fan of borrowing from the library. As much as I love adding books to my personal library, I wouldn't get to read half the books I do if it weren't for the one on the way home from work.
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๐ŸŒผ #MayWithSteph18: Fathoms below: Teal books
๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram: Library or Bookstore- Both
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Owl Crate #OCshadows Day 7: Owl Crate box & favorite books
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Okay, this was based hard one. Because I have a LOT of favorite books. I literally grabbed the first five that came to mind and went with it. Of course, there was no way I was leaving Percy Jackson out of the mix, but the other three took a minute. What five books would you have put in this photo?
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๐ŸŒผ #BookQueensMay18: Character most like me- Sophie
๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18 Cover: Matte
๐ŸŒผ #MayinBooks18: Buy it for bookstagram- The Cruel ๐Ÿคด
๐ŸŒผ #MayWithSteph18: Home: ๐Ÿฐ on the Cover
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Q: If you could visit any fictional world in your dreams, which would it be?
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It should come as no surprise that I would love to visit the DC world. Preferably sometime when Brainiac or the Joker or Gorilla Grodd aren't attacking. I wouldn't want to stay, it seems so much more dangerous there. But I'd love to meet my faves. Hang out with Nightwing. Chat with Superman. Ask Lois Lane how to be a better writer. ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Owl Crate #OCshadows Photo Challenge: Ace of Shades & Red
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I was so stoked to get my very first @owlcrate box in April. And look at this beautiful exclusive cover! I think I might like it even more than the original cover. As you can see, we've been trying things a little differently this month. I've been working with a few photo challenges (including the owl Crate one) and I'm loving how they force me to think outside the box with my photos. I think the most notable instances are from a couple of days ago when I actually set-up a photo on my bed. I've been meaning to try this set-up for a few weeks now and I thought today's prompt was the perfect time to feature two of my favorite series from my college days. You really don't hear about these series anymore and they're both so good!
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๐ŸŒผ #AlltheBooksMay: Modern Royals
๐ŸŒผ #BookQueensMay18: Cover Buy
๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18: While reading: Tea
๐ŸŒผ #NotYourAveragePages: Underrated
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Owl Crate #OCshadows Photo Challenge Day 5: Coffee & Chocolates
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I didn't have any chocolate for the picture, but I did steal some coffee from my dad for the pic. This was one of my favorite reads from last year (no, really, it made it onto my top ten) and I'm so excited that there's a sequel coming soon. It's such a fresh, cute take on romance and figuring out who you are. Also, it is one of those romances that features a meet ugly and I never knew how much I needed that until this book. I'm nsure Sandyha Menon will be making her way onto my favorite authors list in no time. (I was so excited to find this in a B&N bargain shelf.)
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๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18 Day 9: Superheroes or Underdogs
๐ŸŒผ #MayinBooks18 Day 9: #WaitingonWednesday book
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Owl Crate #OCshadows Photo Challenge Day 4: Pillowcase & Bed
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Did I buy an entire Owl Crate box because they said Six of Crows? Yes. Was I disappointed? No. But no, really, I was so happy to get this and when I saw @stellabookishart's gorgeous pillowcase, my entire face lit up. And I know y'all are tired of seeing the Grisha books on my feed, but they're still on my TBR and I couldn't resist sticking them in this picture.
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๐ŸŒผ #MayWithSteph18 Day 8: Stroke of Midnight
๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18 Day 8: Cover Typography
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Owl Crate #OCshadows Photo Challenge Day 3: Soap & Florals
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I'll admit, my allergies super nervous about getting any body products in an Owl Crate box, but this adorable soap by @soapcauldron is all ingredients that work well with my skin. It has such a lovely berry scent to it and the colors are just lovely. Please ignore the fact that my Shadowhunters books are all upside down. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I started out with a completely different set-up and just could not make it work. The trials and errors of bookstagram.
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๐ŸŒผ #notyouraveragepages Day 7: Naked
๐ŸŒผ #MayBookstagram18 Day 7: Magic Earned or Magic Born
๐ŸŒผ #AllTheBooksMay Day 7: Binge worthy
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Listen, I know I'm a day late with this, bit the picture is cute so I'm posting it...
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I'm probably in the minority here, but HBP is my favorite book. Mostly because it's the book that has the most Ginny Weasley in it. (OotP is a close second) and she's my favorite character from the series. Does it have it's issues? Sure, but all books do. Anyways, here's a cute #shelfie of my copy with the awesome @jubileedesignstudio pencils that I got in my April Owl Crate. Oh and tiny Snape, I'm not thrilled to have him (I got him in a mystery collectible thing), but at least he's useful.
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๐ŸŒผ Owl Crate #ocshadows Photo Challenge Day 2: Pencils & favorite HP book
๐ŸŒผ #allthebooksmay Day 6: Shelfie Sunday
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iโ€™ve never been much of a naturalist in the clinical sense. iโ€™ve always loved being outside, the beauty of rocks & birds & plants & clouds. iโ€™ve marveled at geodes, written poems about trees, and am always getting up close & personal with flowers, but iโ€™d never sought or retained many specific names.
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is this a sign of growth, of age? a search for structure in the face of mortality? maybe itโ€™s merely about continued learning, about examining the human schema, our imperfect categorizations, the reflection betrayed in narratives, how desperately we sort the world, name the world, fence the world... so as to (draw closer to/set ourselves apart from) the world.
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at any rate, i want the names now. since returning fresh-eyed to the desert, i want to know the trees and flowers. i want to know stones, creatures, stars. names are (meaningless/powerful), multitudinous, contradictory, fascinating.
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sharing a few of my recent faves:
โ–ช๏ธ artichoke agave (Parryโ€™s agave)
โ–ช๏ธ cape aloe (bitter aloe; alligator jaw aloe)
โ–ช๏ธ desert ironwood (olneya tesota)
โ–ช๏ธ purple prickly pear (opuntia macrocentra)
โ–ช๏ธ apricot mallow (desert globemallow; mal de ojo; sore-eye poppy)
โ–ช๏ธ ...and a fresh-inked declaration of love for my desert roots. (by the talented @lisacardenasart โค๏ธ)
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-EMP ๐ŸŒต
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Ta da! The official unboxing of my very first @owlcrate! I was so stoked to get this box and all the goodies inside. It was so nice to come home from my trip to Orlando and find this waiting at my house. I've got an unboxing video on the way, so keep your eyes open! And I can't wait to give y'all close-ups as I participate in Owl Crate's April photo challenge... I'm also super excited to check out Ace of Spades, even if my May TBR is already full. It's a good contender for June though.
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Q: Any Star Wars fans out there?
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No #freshreadsfriday post today because it's Star Wars day! Instead, have a picture of Baby Margaret reading a Star Wars book. It's actually the last book in the Hand of Thrawn trilogy. Way back when I went through a whole Star Wars EU phase and the Hand of Thrawn trilogy was my favorite read from that time. It was the first series where we got to meet Mara Jade and she has ended up being a forever fave.
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Happy Friday and #Maythe4thBeWithYou!
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#tbt: I been here for years. ๐Ÿ•๏ธ๐Ÿ“š Camping was basically a period of coming up with creative contortions in which to comfortably consume my books. -EMP ๐Ÿค“

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Q: Is there a book or series that you almost gave up on?
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Talk about #throwbackthursdays, I started this one all the way back in high school. It took me a few more years to finish the series, but this book had me hooked from beginning to end. I'm pretty sure it's the very first dystopian I ever read. It takes place in a future where everyone is ugly until they turn sixteen, when they indergo an operation to turn them pretty. Bit, of course, not everyone agrees that you should be forced to change your looks to meet whatever dad society is touting. It's about identity and expression and deciding who you want to be.
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Q: If you could undo the death of any fictional character, who would it be?
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๐Ÿ˜ฑ Spoilers for Deathly Hallows below ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
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Seeing as today is the Battle of Hogwarts, it felt like a good time to highlight Harry Potter again. Listen Rowling might be one of my favorite authors, but that doesn't mean I agree with everything she does. She hurt a lot of my faves in this last book. You would think knowing what happens would prepare me for each subsequent reread, but I feel like it only hurts more the more times I read it. I think most people would choose to bring back Fred Weasley, but I personally would be torn between Remus and Tonks. ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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#bookiddoMAY Day 2: Battle of Hogwarts 05.02.1998
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Q: What books for you plan to enjoy in May?
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I know, I know, y'all are probably getting tired of seeing the Grisha trilogy in my TBR stacks. But I really mean it this time. Not Children of Blood and Bone or Dread Nation for me until I finish these books...well, the first one at least. Seriously though, those two arey most anticipated reads of the month. I cannot wait to dive into them.
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May TBR:
๐ŸŒธThe Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
๐ŸŒธPromise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
๐ŸŒธDread Nation by Justina Ireland
๐ŸŒธChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomorrow Adeyemi
๐ŸŒธCatwoman: The Dark End of the Street by Ed Brubaker
๐ŸŒธCatwoman: Crooked Little Town by Ed Brubaker
๐ŸŒธCatwoman: Relentless by Ed Brubaker
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#bookiddoMAY Day 1: #maytbr
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Q: What lessonshave you learned from other forms of storytelling.
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I know a lot of the time other forms of story get dismissed as mindless or whatever, but I always felt like they had just as much to teach me as all the novels I've read. TV shows are great for studying how to structure chapters. Movies teach you how to streamline your plot. Comic books help you learn what to focus on as you tell the story. I've learned so much about what details to include, how to do good character growth, plot holes, dialogue, pacing, etc. from TV, comics, and movies. Good storytelling is universal, no matter the medium being used
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Opened my very first @owlcrate last week! Stayed tuned, there will be an unboxing up on my channel soon.
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A book haul didnโ€™t really happen unless your neighbors catch you straddling the kitchen table in your underwear for a photo. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ My spoils from #independentbookstoreday, including a sneak peek of my next read recommended by @booknerdnat! What books did you bring home today? -NSG ๐ŸŒž
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Q: How do you feel about debut novels?
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I was all about this series when it first came out. I was relatively new to the world of Dystopians and darker fictions. DeStefano created such a believable alternate future. I wasn't quite happy with the way things ended the first time, but I think coming back at it now my perspective on some of the events may have changed. Not that I think I'd love it any less (this on was probably my favorite), but I think I'd be a little more disturbed by a lot of things.
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Q: What's your favorite fairytale?
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I love them all, but mine has always been The Twelve Dancing Princesses. That's a hard one to find retellings of. My second favorite is Rapunzel though and that one does have quite a few quality retellings, including the one in this stack. This was a series that was super popular when I discovered it. It's brings together a whole bunch of different authors and they all take cracks at different fairytales. Of all the ladies that have written for the Once Upon A Time series (not to be confused with the TV show of the the same name), Cameron Dokey happens to be my favorite. She just does such a good job. There are always such interesting twists in her tales, like Sherazad being blind and Rapunzel being bald. And her heroines never wait for the prince to show up, they usually run into him while they're in the middle of fixing their own problems...
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Q: What is a book or series that you're a little nervous to read?
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I know, I know. I keep saying I'm going to get to this series and I really am, but I've been putting it off. Six of Crows and Wonder Woman were so good, they really were perfect (or almost perfect). Two of my favorite romances of year were in those two series. I'm a little worried that the Grisha series won't live up to that. I am such a shipper. I really do need an OTP if I'm going to be fully invested in a story and I'm a canon shipper, so if things don't work out I'm all ๐Ÿ˜ก. And I really, really want to like this series. Don't worry, I'm going to bite the bullet, because I love Leigh Bardugo and I want to read everything she's ever written... I just need to screw my courage to the sticking place first (and maybe finish a few more pressing books).
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Reading update: Speaking of OTP's and Margaret being all ๐Ÿคฌ about things happening in books, I am so, SO glad I gave the Talon series another try. I was totally done with it, but I decided to take a chance on Legion and I am SO happy with it. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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I didn't like today's scheduled photo, it's just not good... So instead, have my last photo in Diagon Alley for a while (taken yesterday). My annual pass is expires tomorrow, so that's good bye to @universalorlando at least until Rock the Universe comes around. I've had a blast this last year, but I think it's time for a break. Both me and my wallet are all Universaled out for a while. I'm gonna miss that Butterbeer though...
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Happy Saturday!!!
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I'm super stoked to be spending my weekend at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We had kind of a lazy day yesterday at the parks, but I think we're gonna try to hit more rides today. I don't know, honestly, I'm happy as long as I get my Butterbeer.
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Hello, everyone, I hope your Friday is fantastic. Mine is going to be great because I'm in Orlando for one last weekend at Universal. Expect lots of pictures this weekend.
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So... this book was fantastic. I was a little worried going into it because it's getting mixed reviews on BookTube, but I thought it was great. It so much more layered than a lot of the synopses I found make it sound. I got sucked right into the action and the world right away. The writing was so evocative and pretty and the plot kept the action coming. I hated putting it down. And that ending! Augh! I am so ready for the next one.
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Happy #WriterWednesday to all my lovely writer friends! I hope you have a great one and that you get ALL the writing done!
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I can't tell you how long I've known about Maggie Stiefvater, but I can tell you that The Scorpio Races shakes me up every time. Don't get me wrong, I've loved all of her books I've read so far, but Scorpio Races is my favorite. (Followed very closely by BLLB, I think.) The ending of this book had tears in my eyes, it was so beautiful and wonderful. I've had a hard time convincing others to read it, but that might be because my main selling point tends to be, " IT HAS MAN-EATING HORSES!!!" Stiefvater is just so creative with the myths she chooses to tell. She takes the conventional ideas about supernatural events and creatures and turns them on their head, finding ways to define them that are all her own. (Wolves of Mercy Falls, anyone?)
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Finished this monster over the weekend. 818 pages! Whew! I've been meaning to pick this up ever since I listened to the musical. I was worried that it might be a little dry, but I needn't have. Hamilton had a pretty wild life and he lived during a fascinating time. I learned so much about how my country was formed. And that government has always been a crazy mess.
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Was scrolling and did a double take, I know that book cover... Glad to know people are still enjoying me as as Ophelia โœจ๐Ÿ’œโœจ #tbt #covergirl
#Repost @thewordn3rd with @get_repost
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I know a Hamlet retelling isn't the obvious pick to talk about the power of friendship, but this is one of my most treasured books. And it represents one of my most treasured friendships. I am always so thankful for the friends that have encouraged me and believed in me and listened to me rave on about characters and plot points that make no sense to them. When I feel discouraged, remembering my friends' words motivates me to push on and keep writing. Also, this is a bomb ass retelling. It's dark and twisted and it makes all the insanity in that stupid play seem plausible. I loathe Hamlet and yet I love this book so much.
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Sometimes itโ€™s necessary to turn down the volume on my inner English major/lit-snob, and just really dig in on a giant trilogy about a vampire & a witch falling in love. โœจ๐Ÿค“ If youโ€™re into art & alchemical history, complex world-building, and, ahem, fantasy romance, these would make great summer reads.
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So, whatโ€™s YOUR favorite โ€œguilty pleasureโ€ genre? -EMP ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Unrelated postscript: Iโ€™ve been having a lot of fun reading up on the #zerowaste movement lately, and working to make my lifestyle more planet-friendly. Little by little, Iโ€™m swapping out single-use items with sustainable, waste-free alternatives. Today, Iโ€™ve got glass lunch containers instead of sandwich bags, aaand Iโ€™m maintaining my Starbucks addiction (minus all the plastic), thanks to a 24 oz Ball jar and a long-lasting sleeve from @jarjackets. ๐Ÿ˜
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Q: How many books does it take you to decide someone is a favorite author?
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I normally need more than one book, but not more than one series. ๐Ÿ˜‹ Case in point, V.E. (or Victoria) Schwab. I've only read her Shades of Magic series, but I fell in love with her characters and her world right away. By the second book, I knew I wanted to read everything she's ever written (though that might take a while). She is one of many authors that I follow on Twitter and she's such an encouragement and inspiration. She's so real about writing and doesn't shy away from her struggles and that makes it okay for me to struggle with my story too. Anyways, these books are great and I love them so much, I even snagged a special edition copy of the first book. I can't wait for more from this world!
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