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Reading Wrap-Up of 2019

2019 was the Year of the Book for me and all is merry and bright. New fabulous authors, great finds, perfect recommendations, fun series, five star reads, crazybananas alien romance FOR DAYS. This year made me so happy. This post also combines my last two Friday Favorites of the year. December 20: favorite releases of 2019 and December 27: Favorite Reads of 2019. Number Of Books I Read: 250 Um. In my defense, I was left unsupervised. With lots and…

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Friday Favorites Has a Brand New Feel

December 13 is Favorite New to Me Authors in 2019 Prepare, friends. Prepare to be bombarded with alien romance recs because that’s 98.5% of the favorite new authors I found in 2019. I can’t recommend Ruby Dixon again because technically I discovered her in 2018. Which is why I so-casually snuck her into the beginning of this post. JUST GO READ ICE PLANET BARBARIANS, you can thank me later. Amanda Milo Despite the dark, angsty, muscle covers Amanda Milo has…

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Friday Favorites Has You Covered

December 6: Favorite Book Covers of 2019 Disclaimer: I haven’t even read these. Most of them are anticipated releases and part of a series. I’m a bookworm. I read books. BUT NOT THESE ONES, apparently? Even though I haven’t read them, I love the covers. Insert shrug emoji here, because life is just this funny place where kids across the country can buy the exact same book at their Scholastic book fair in 1999 and I can like books purely based…

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Friday Favorites Celebrates Reading

November 29: Favorites Books that Make You Thankful to be a Reader Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers. I hope you’re enjoying a day full of good food and good family. I’m sending you big digital hugs, wherever you are. I’m assuming this week’s prompt means those books which you close slowly while you sit staring into the distance thinking, “damnit that was SO good. So good.” When this unique feeling occurs, I’m very thankful. This week I’m focusing on romances. Sorry, SciFi,…

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Friday Favorites Tag Teams

November 22 is: Favorite Character Team Ups From The Lord of the Rings Universe Frodo Baggins & Samwise Gamgee: ultimate team-up goals. Full stop. Meriadoc Brandybuck & Peregrin Took: a partnership forged in the Shire which only grew stronger through adversity and separation and eventually saved the whole Shire. Legolas Greenleaf & Gimli son of Gloin: the unlikely friendship which persisted even after death. From The Discworld Esmeralda (Granny) Weatherwax & Gytha (Nanny) Ogg: seventy years of tag-teaming witchcraft and taking…

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Friday Favorites is Inspirational

November 8th favorite is: Inspiring Characters Matilda, (Roald Dahl) Matilda inspires me to believe that my habit of disappearing into my room for hours at a time to read and emerging only after my family has forgotten I exist is a worthy, nay, even noble life decision. Fitzwilliam Darcy, (Jane Austen) As a fellow socially awkward introvert, Mr. Darcy is honestly my #partygoals. We can triumph over large groups, we can survive a village assembly with resting bitch face intact, and we…

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Friday Favorites is a Little Magic

October 25 favorites is: Magic Wielders Did I use this post as yet another excuse to bust out the Shia Pornstache gif? YOU BET YOUR SWEET EDIBLE BRITCHES I DID. Here you go: On to the favorite magic wielders in my nerdy bookish heart. Fred & George Weasley, Harry Potter series, JK Rowling “Hey, look — Harry’s got a Weasley sweater, too!” Fred and George were wearing blue sweaters, one with a large yellow F on it, the other a…

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Friday Favorites is a Clever Bastard

October 18 is: Favorite Villains Hello and welcome to my tangent! I’ve previously covered this topic in Top Ten Tuesday, Villain Edition and had a lot of fun with it. So today I’m going rogue again and picking my favorite clever villains. I want the best plotters, the most urbane, cultured, and ridiculously devious little psychopaths for the list today. I want the type who have plans A-D prepared, in their sleep, and could pick out a good bottle of wine (which are…

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Friday Favorites wants Your Childhood

October 11: Favorite Books from Childhood Let me just throw this entire list at you, and then try to fight off the urge to go re-read all of these immediately. Beatrix Potter stories For some reason we also owned the VHS animated BBC versions of these stories and guess what I bought as soon as I could (on DVD, yes, THERE ARE DVDs!) for my own children. The Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis Re-read all of them to this day. No,…

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Friday Favorites Contains a Little Hate

October 4: Favorite Characters that Other People Hate This may be the trickiest prompt I’ve ever done? Kibby excels at coming up with the brain-teasing, controversial Friday Favorites. (See: that one time she wanted to throw the match and watch it burn) Obviously this will be a super subjective list and your mileage may vary, standard cautions, etc & etc. Except for Dolores Umbridge, who we can all agree is virulent toad slime wrapped in sickly pink cardigans, there isn’t really a…

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