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“A wise warrior learns from her mistakes.”
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Does anyone think these jellyfishes are fighting? You should see how fast they fly against each other torpedo-like 🤔
The Latin name for jellyfish is medusa, from the name of the mythological Meduṡa—one of the 3 Gorgons, whose head full of snakes was cut off by Perseus—so it seemed fitting to put a Heroin from the Greek lore in their midst:

WONDER WOMAN - WARBRINGER.

I’ve always loved the Amazon mythology—I know they all got slain one way or another but…in the Epic world an hero’s death is something to be embraced—and since I was a child I’ve come to read pretty much anything I could find about WW as well: wouldn’t it be awesome if someone like her ever existed? The daughter of Hippolyta herself, and a warrior like no other? My feminist part feels at home with the idea of a strong, female lead and not a “damsel in distress”.

I liked this book. Leigh Bardugo did a great job with this book, Princess Diana is not presented as perfect or faultless, you can understand her struggle, her desire to prove herself, to be accepted. The world building is solid and the plot is never boring or obvious. The characters are well depicted: they are strong and the relationships between them easily transpires through the dialogues.
Plus there is action, death, drama, Greek mythology, a hint of romance, but NOT TOO MUCH, ‘cause the theme here is girls sticking up for each other.
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#grimdragon — Thankful
#circleofbookishfriends — Thank BG for
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I am thankful for a lot of things: I have to make a huge decision in the next few weeks and it could mean a change in my work/life/country; a crazy sparkle in my head that makes me do crazy things; a family that supports my restlessness—I know it is not easy on them my changing country every few months 😂 ⚔️
Thank BG for giving me a chance to meet awesome people to talk about books and stuff and help me discover new books I want to read or host great Group Reads! This community also helped me get a bit more out of my shell—I’m super shy and usually just talk to people because of work. It’s not even a year since I joined, but I’ve loved every minute of it ⚔️

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 🍻
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So, we're on day 3 of #bookishcolorexplosion and the color is orange (my favorite color, btw)! And both #thereadersbooknook & #grimdragon are prompts about things I'm thankful for. .
I'm always thankful for my friends and family that are there for me when I need them and have been with me since day one no matter what. Even when I'm being a giant asshole or emotional and clingy and weird. Thank you for accepting me and acting like you aren't embarrassed by my nerdiness in public (even if you totally are).
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And this year, I'm really thankful for the Bookstagram community. I went through a really rough time over the summer, and of course my ride or die friends and family were there for me. But I didn't always wanna feel like a burden and I needed an outlet to take my mind off all the shitty things that had happened. So, I decided to do the #circleofbookishfriends August challenge on a whim. And it was the best decision I've made all year. I've made so many new friends and gotten to know a lot about everyone in the community and I cherish every moment of it. Truly. This community changed my life this year. Thank you. I spent a long time with someone who didn't really support my interests and the things I loved, reading and collecting books being a huge one. Being a part of this community has reintroduced me to a part of myself I lost. Okay. Okay. I'm getting emotional now, I'll stop. But I love you guys ❤️
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#bookstagram #instabook #instaread #books #reading #bookworm #bookish #bookishfeatures #bookporn #bibliophile #bookchallenge #photochallenge #bookphotography #booksofinstagram #booknerd #bookgeek #bookstagrammer #funkopop #popvinyl #popstagram #funkophotography #popphotography #stephenking #lemonysnicket #nickcutter #constantreader

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Warning: today’s post is going to be a mushy one!
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Today’s #grimdragon prompt is ‘thankful’ and guess what I’m thankful for? That beautiful redhead in this picture is my crazy little sister. I’m really close with her (even though sometimes we annoy each other to no end, haha) and as she studies all the way in Antwerp, Belgium, we FaceTime almost every day. Ever weekend, and yes I mean every weekend regardless of how much work or studying she has to to, she goes out with me to take my bookstagram pictures. Whether it’s raining or not (she might whine a bit, but she goes out with me anyways). She’s currently extremely busy with her studies and I’m ridiculously proud of how far she’s already come! I just know she’s going to be an amazing doctor. So @merel188 I’m thankful for you sweetie! Keep being awesome and rocking those dreams!
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Day 23 of #grimdragon “thankful”.

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Day 23 for #grimdragon and it’s thankful 🕊️


I chose Rebecca-not because it’s a particularly inspirational story but because it was one of the first “proper classics” I read. It was that bridge book between reading children’s fiction and moving to young adult (and now as an adult I read all the young adult 😂) also this copy is pretty 💖



Instead of a tag today I decided to think about all the things I’m thankful in my life. Mainly the strong women, whether they’re friends, family, fictional characters; these women inspire me, are there for me and help me face a few harsh truths when necessary: what are you thankful for today? 💐



GrimDragon is being run by @the_infinite_book_dragon and @grimdark_dad what reading challenges are taking part in this month? •


#instabooks #classic #bookstagram #bookworm #book #booksofinstagram #luna #lunamoon #lunamoonbooks #goodreads #bibliophile #bookblogger #bookporn #igreads #bookish #bookishfeatures #booklover #booknerd #books #reading #penguin #readingchallenge2017 #popfunko #thanksgiving #readersofinstagram #inspirationalwomen #funko #harrypotter #luna #maleficent #popfunko

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Happy Thanksgiving guys! 🇺🇸 I am super grateful for lots of things - all my friends and family and my #bookstagram friends 💚💚💚 Today I'm thankful that I'm finally heading for an operation on my hip that I've been waiting on! Operation is tomorrow 🤞
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Im very grateful for all my #Nanowrimo2017 friends as well. I've come so far in my novel and it wouldnt have been possible without you all! .
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Day 23 - Who will you dedicate your book to? (American Thanksgiving) - to all the believers out there! The world's we create and live in are truly magical 😍 #readwritenovember @racheliswriting @sneirrbooks @isawrites
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Day 23 - Thankful - #Grimdragon November Book Challenge - @the_infinite_book_dragon @grimdark_dad
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#book #books #bookaddict #booklover #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #bookporn #reading #readingtime #readingissexy #bookstagramchallenge #bookstagramfeature #fiction #fantasy #starbucks #coffee #amwriting #instagram #instaireland #instagrammer #thanksgiving

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Happy Thursday ✨
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Have you read The Girl With All The Gifts?... if not, then add it to your 2018 reading list!
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It was such a beautiful read... I know a few people have been put off because it's technically a zombie story... but it's not really. Yes, it features zombies but it isn't a typical zombie fest and the focus is more on the relationships and growth of a small group of brilliantly written characters!! This book puts you through it emotionally... but ultimately I felt warm and fuzzy when it was over ☺️
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I have the rest of the week off 🙌🙌 and I'm off to go do some shopping today which would be good but... I need to find something to wear for my works Xmas party in a few weeks time 😭😭😭 I HATE CLOTHES SHOPPING!! It's never easy!!
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Have a lovely Thursday and to those of you who celebrate it... HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🦃♥️
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#grimdragon - thankful... I'm thankful great books like this exist!!
#circleofbookishfriends - thank you to #bookstagram without your recommendations I would never have found this book (and a billion other great ones) ♥️
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#books #bookishfeatures #bookstagramfeature #bibliophile #bookish #book #booknerd #booksofinstagram #epicreads #igreads #wildbonbonreviews #thegirlwithallthegifts #bookreview #a_sill_life #moodofmywindow

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'He could be ejected by force,' said Inigo.
'Now there's an experiment I wouldn't want to miss,' said Vimes.
Detritus made a rumbling noise. 'I don't mind goin' back if-'
'Shut up, sergeant. You're a free troll. That's an order.'
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More #grimdragon catching up with #thisisfine. Whilst maybe not quite on meme, I love this book. Keeping relatively spoiler free, it focuses on Sam Vimes as a diplomat. A very blunt diplomat who, more than anything, blindly believes/hopes/ensures that blind conviction and common sense will overcome all obstacles, even the rather deadly ones.
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#thefifthelephant #terrypratchett #discworld #bookstagram #samvimes #citywatch #bookquotes #youreafreetroll #foliosociety #mort #theshepherdscrown #unseenacademicals #raisingsteam #bookstaspam

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Second post of the day...
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Recruit your bookish heist crew for #bookreadhappyhour (yep, I'm late again)
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Thief - Moriarty
Hacker- Sherlock Holmes
Fighter - Eleven (not from a book, but she's too badass to be left out).
Boss- Daenerys
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Who would your crew be?
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#grimdragon - The angst is real! Again, I know Stranger Things isn't a book, but I don't want to wait another year!!
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Bookmarks from @astrangerdream and @inkandwonder.designs .
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookworm #bookaddict #bookaholic #bibliophile #reading #books #bookphotography #funkopop #funko #inkandwonder #astrangerdream #eleven #strangerthings #got #gameofthrones #daenerystargaryen #motherofdragons #sherlockholmes

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This may not be underrated ( #readwritenovember ) but it's certainly got enough ANGST ( #grimdragon )

Speaking of angst, BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO RECOMMENDED A MONSTER CALLS BECAUSE I READ IT IN AN HOUR AND AM IN GENUINE TEARS.

#booksandfallenleaves2k17 day 22 - tfios

#bookstagram #booklr #bookishfeatures #bookaholic #bookaddict #booknerd #bookworm #bookphotography #bibliophile #bookblogger #bibliophile #ireadya #yablogger #bookishphotography #bookishlove #tfios #thefaultinourstars #johngreen

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#fangirlnovemberchallenge #day21 #currentlyreading #grimdragon #day21 That cover though! #beautifulcover #uncriticalnovember #coffee #day23 Starting to enjoy this book. It took a little time but it is starting to get good! #dividingeden #joellecharbonneau

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#grimdragon/#circleofbookishfriends - I'm grateful for... all the awesome recommendations from my fellow nerds 😊 There are lots of people who have recommended books that I've loved, and I was recommended the books in this picture by the whole @hobbsquad (Assassin's Apr entice obv), @bookstagrambyjess (Lumberjanes) and @_hex_libris (DOSAB).
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There are zillions of other bookstagrammers I could be thanking as well, but that would be way too long a post. But I think you know who you are 😊
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#bookstagram #booknerd #bookdragon #bibliophile #bookhoarder #assassinsapprentice #robinhobb #lumberjanes #noellestevenson #daughterofsmokeandbone #lainitaylor

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Day 23 on #grimdragon and it’s all about being thankful? Not sure what that’s all about 😉🦃
I’m pretty happy about most things in my life so business as usual over here but if I had to pick one thing it’ll probably be ...... gin. I’m extremely thankful for gin 🍸😳
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#Bethankful #happythanksgiving #yanks #bookstagram #thanksgiving #orangebooks #autumnbooks #yellowbooks #maskerade #brokenhomes #tyrannyofpetticoats #buffalosoldier #readersofthebrokenwheelrecommend #illgiveyouthesun #walktheearthastranger #whendimplemetrishi #thescarecrowqueen

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Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for many things, especially discovering the #bookstagram community earlier this year. I’ve made new friends, discovered great new reads, and developed a new hobby of taking book pics. Thanks to the fellow bookstagrammers who have interacted with me, and also to the authors on this site who are so kind and interactive! I also have bookstagram to thank for my newfound Funko obsession and excessive book hoarding.🤣🤓🤔 #grimdragon #thereadersbooknook #circleofbookishfriends #bookreadhappyhour #shelfie #booknerd #readathon2017 #goodreads

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I legitimately keep forgetting to post my photos lately, but I finally remembered this one at liiiike 10 pm 🙈 I guess I’ve been pretty busy for once! How have y’all been??
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Bilbo or Frodo? #watermelanerdsnovember
Is there even a contest? Does anyone actually like Frodo? He was such a wuss 😂
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Characters you’d invite to dinner #allthebooksnov
Merry and Pippin! And Sam. And Legolas 🤤 Alright, I guess the whole Fellowship can come 🤷🏻‍♀️
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The angst is real! #grimdragon

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Day 22! 😡😤The angst is real! 😭😡Y’all, this was my first Abercrombie read and I loved it! Loved. It. And, I mean, Yarvi is a pretty angst character. Have a great day tomorrow everyone!! #grimdragon #joeabercrombie #read #fantasy #readfantasy #lovereading #reading #readinglove #book #books #booklover #booklove #bookstagram #shelfie #igreads #instabook #bookaholic #bookaddict #booknerd #bookworm #bookdragon #bibliophile #readersgonnaread #booksonbooksonbooks

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Grimdragon challenge: oh the angst!!
I love the brooding and gothic ambience of Victoria Holt's novels
Appropriately a block of Irish peat sits in the background😀
#grimdragon #gothic #mistressofmellyn #victoriaholt #broodinghero #dramaticscene #angst #bookstagram #bookphotography #transferware #vintagedecor #booksandtea

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QOTD: Do you have big plans this week?

Today was my last day of classes before my first break since the semester started. It’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m so excited! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it’s the one holiday I’m guaranteed to spend with my extended family. It’s always so fun helping my grandma cook the turkey and bake desserts. She’s really into the holiday, which my brother and I low key find amusing since she’s super Chinese and Thanksgiving is a super American holiday. 😂
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#bookishscavengerhunt17
Metallic book

#allthebooksnov
Characters You'd Invite to Dinner > I’d definitely invite the Black Betty gang!

#grimdragon
The angst is real! > Some of the stories in #ThroughtheDark by #AlexandraBracken.

#bookstagram #instabook #igreads #yabooks #yareads #bookphotography #booktography #reader #bookworm #bibliophile #booknerd #instabooks #book #bookstagramfeature #booklover #vscobooks #bookaddict #ireadya #youngadult #thedarkestminds

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Hello, hello🤗
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It's all right," said Wolf. "You loved her. I would feel the same if someone wanted to erase Scarlet's identity and give it to Levana's army.

Scarlet stiffened, heat rushing into her cheeks. He certainly wasn't insinuating . . . "Aaaaw," squealed Iko. "Did Wolf just say that he loves Scarlet? That's so cute!"
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Scarlet cringed. "He did not--that wasn't--" She balled her fists against her sides. "Can we get back to these soldiers that are being rounded up, please?"
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[🎧:One Direction🎶 Midnight Memories]
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DAY 22》
#grimdragon
The Angst is Real
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#RFABNovember17
Bookmarks
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#bookishscavengerhunt17
Metallic Book
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#fanaticalbirdnov
Did not finish
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I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began.” - Lev Grossman ‘The Magicians’
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It’s day 22 of the #grimdragon November book challenge, and the angst is real! I love this series, but I’ll admit, Quentin Coldwater is one of the angstiest protagonists you’ll ever find. #reading #bookworm #bibliophile #bookstagram #brosofbookstagram #novemberbookchallenge #bookchallenge #themagicians #themagicianking #themagiciansland #levgrossman

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I was originally intending to post this in a few days but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ hope everyone had a good Wednesday. .
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#grimdragon is the angst is real. .
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#geekyglowreadstpb is book I am thankful for. .
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#bluelovesbookishnovember is paperback love. .
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#dreambunnybookishnovember is thanksgiving. .
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#bookish #booknerd #booklove #bookphoto #bookphotography #booklover #bookishfeatures #booknerdigans #bibliophile #bibliophilefeatures #bookfeaturepage #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramfeature #amonstercalls #patrickness #fairylights

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#grimdragon day 22 and this book has very angsty moments. I mean, is mostly a "contemporary" read about the relationship of a guy and a pastor, since the guy was like 5 years old until he is like 50, but there are some moments where you know something else goes on, and in the end it's all an amazingly terrifying lovecraftian mess hahaha

#books #bookstagram #reading

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↝23.11.17 ⇟

IMO, there aren't enough pirate books in the world. Especially lady pirates. Who's with me?
I've yet to read On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers is said to be the quintessential pirate book (I beg to disagree, Treasure Island is the quintessential pirate book) and was basically the plot of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I'm excited to read it.

#qotd There's aren't enough pirate books in the world, yes or no?

#grimdragon // free day

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Today’s #grimdragon prompt is the angst is real! Gayle Forman’s If I Stay/Where She Went duology came to mind right away, though the angst in this series is totally justifiable, in my opinion. Have you read If I Stay and/or Where She Went? Len and I both love these books.
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It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving will be over by this time tomorrow…wish me luck! 16 people will be at my house and so far I’ve only injured myself once while prepping, and the bleeding stopped once I had a bandaid on for a bit. 😅😂
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Other challenges:
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#thankfulbookworld: hardcover

#asongofnovember: I wish I could meet you #favorite character. I’d really like to meet Adam!

#dreambunnybookishnovember: sidekicks and secondary characters: Kim, Liz, Kat, Denny, and Teddy are some of my favorite secondary characters in contemporary fiction

#allthebooksnov: character you’d invite to dinner

#betweennovemberspages: dark and twisty -Mags

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“I promise, I will not let you die without being kissed.”
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One thing that I absolutely love about The Lunar Chronicles is that every relationship is amazing. Each character suits the other very well and brings out the best in them. I like that we got to see Thorne before he met Cress. I got to see how he changed, and loved him all the more for it. I can’t wait to see more of them in the graphic novels!
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This one is a day late. I wanted to post yesterday but something happened and then today was incredibly dark so I wasn’t able to take any pictures. .
Who is your favorite unexpected couple?
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#bookishscavengerhunt17: dress on cover
#grimdragon: that cover, though!
#novinbooks17: a fairy tale retelling
#fanaticalbirdnov: Unexpected fave read
#lilbookishthanks: #fanart
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Thorne quote print is from @reverieandink. Thorne candle is from @novellyyours. Cress and Thorne fanart is from @taratjah.

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Have you read Z?
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I haven't yet, but it's definitely on my soon #tbr since I really like the storyline and the period it's set in! Probably won't get to it until after the holidays though. 😅
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Looking forward to lots of food and fun tomorrow!
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#grimdragon
#allthebooksnov #ampersandnov17 #bookstagramchallenge #bookstagrammer #igreads #book #bookworm #bookstagram #bookish #booklover #booklove #booknerdigans #booknerd #bookaholic #bookaddict #bibliophile #quote #quotestagram #책 #책스타그램 #북스타그램 #독서 #좋아요 #일상 #데일리 #첫줄 #l4l

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Day 22 of the #grimdragon November book challenge.
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-The Angst Is Real!-
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Now I know this isn’t everyone’s favourite... so tell me who you are, cause I’ll fight ya!!! 🤬🤜🏻🤛🏻 Actually, no I won’t, because I know we’re all different people with different tastes. 😆 But whether you love this book or hate it (I love it 😁), everyone will agree that Holden Caulfield is one of the angstiest peopleuu out there. Pretty sure in the dictionary, his name is used in the example. And if not, it should be.
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PS- Non-spoilery fact: So Holden goes to the big city, and I tried to stay within that theme by going to the busiest spot in Toronto; Dundas Square. Do I get extra points for bookstagramming where literally hundreds of people are around wondering what the hell I’m doing? 🤔
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#literature #beacauseofreading #readallthebooks #bookaholic #bookcommunity #bibliophile #libraryofbookstagram #readersgonnaread #booklover #bookphotography #constantreader #bookworm #bookcollector #readstagram #goodbook #thecatcherintherye #jdsalinger #fiction

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Happy Wednesday! Who’s excited for Thanksgiving tomorrow??


challenges:
shortest reads - #readingwhalenov17
open book - #fangirlnovemberchallenge
angst - #grimdragon
DNF - #fanaticalbirdnov
characters to invite to dinner - #allthebooksnov


#book #bookme #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booknerd #bookworm #booklove #bookblogger #bookish #instabook #bibliophile #booklover #bookstagramfeature #bookaddict #bookfeaturepage #bookblog

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