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Queer Romance Readathon TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Welcome to another readathon TBR and this time, I’m talking about the books I plan on reading for the Queer Romance Readathon. This is a readathon hosted by a bunch of Booktubers and it’s essentially all about reading queer romance books.

This round is taking place from June 13th until June 20th. They created a bingo board for it and I’m really just trying to get bingo. Essentially, I’m going to be trying to read five books within the seven days which is more than doable for me so let’s get into the bingo board and the books I plan on reading to get a bingo. ūüôā

For me, I’m going to try and get a bingo going down on the fourth square over from the top so let’s get into the books I have picked out. ūüôā

Indie Author 

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For the indie author prompt, I decided to go with¬†Midnight¬†by Bryce Oakley. I’ve been meaning to get caught up with this series and this is a perfect time. I know that this is book 3 in the series and it follows Zoey who is the only “non-lesbian” member of the band but it’s an f/f romance so I can’t wait.

M/M by A Gay Author 

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For the next prompt, I actually stumbled upon an author who is a Pennsylvania native and his books are actually set in Pennsylvania so I had to pick this one. I’m pretty sure this is an m/m romance between two guys who have a second-chance romance. Either way, it’s set in PA so I want to read it plus it’s one of the few audiobooks I have.

Black Author 

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I’ve had this one on my TBR for the longest and I finally have an excuse to read it. This is by Jack Harbon and it’s a serial killer romance. It’s also like a horror/erotica so I’m just excited.

F/F Romance 

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For this one, I’m going with¬†Bring Her On¬†by Chelsea M. Cameron. I’m pretty sure this one is a romance either between two cheerleaders or two cheerleading coaches. Either way, it’s an f/f romance and it’s Chelsea M. Cameron so I’m excited to read it all the way around.

Erotic Romance 

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The final book I’m using to get bingo is¬†Drag Me Up¬†by R.M. Virtues. This is an erotic romance and it’s also a retelling of Hades x Persephone but queer. This one is also the group book for the readathon along with being the Hoemance Book Club pick for June. I honestly can’t wait to get to this one and see if it ends up being as amazing as I’m hoping for. ūüėÄ

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That is my TBR for the Queer Romance Readathon and I am SO hyped. I really can’t wait to get to all of these books and see if they end up being new favorites.

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Queer Series TBR [2022]

Hello friends and fellow book lovers!! In honor of Pride Month, I knew I wanted to feature a mixture of queer romance ideas so the first one had to be my queer romance series TBR. These are basically a few queer series I’ve started and want to finish so let’s get into them.

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1. The Kaleidoscope Album series

The first series I desperately want to finish is The Kaleidoscope Album series by Bryce Oakley. I read the audio for the first book years ago and since then, I’ve been excited to read more. I’m pretty sure this is a five-book series and I’m super excited to read the next three and finish it out. Each of the books follows different members of this girl band and they’re all f/f romances which is amazing.

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2. The Ms. Right Series

As you can tell, I really do enjoy f/f romances and this series by Rachel Lacey is such a delight. The first book was a pretty fun twist on¬†You’ve Got Mail¬†and I’ve been eager to read the second book in the series. This one is fake-dating romance and that just sounds delightful.

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3. The Feminine Pursuits series

The next series I have on my TBR is the Feminine Pursuits series by Olivia Waite. These series are all f/f historical romances and I adored the first book. I’m excited to see if the other two captivate me as much as the first one did.

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4. The Dreamers series

This is a new series for me in 2022 and I’m already loving it. Each of the books follows a guy from the friend group and them having queer relationships. I’m pretty sure the first three are all m/m romances and the final book is m/f with bi rep but either way, I’m super excited to listen to all of these.

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5. The Encounters series

The final series I have on my TBR is The Intern by Jack Harbon. I liked the first two books in the series so I’m excited to see how this one is and what tropes he decides to employ. These are all m/m romances and they’re basically just fun smutty times.

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June 2022 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For June, I have a pretty jam-packed TBR and that’s for a few reasons. Firstly, I’m going to be reading books with all of my challenges along with doing the monthly Golden Girls readathon along with the Queer Romance Readathon but let’s get into my long yet exciting TBR.

June Hoemance Book Club Pick 

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For the June Hoemance pick, we decide to go with a queer romance and we went with¬†Drag Me Up¬†by R.M. Virtues. This is a queer Hades x Persephone retelling that I”m pretty sure features trans and demisexual rep. I could be wrong, but I’m super excited to read it.

Romance Buzzword Pick: “Marriage/Wedding/Hitched/Proposal”¬†

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For these picks, I usually go with something that’s been sitting on my Amazon Wishlist and thus is on my KU TBR so¬†The Marriage Contract¬†by Shay Davis works. I’m pretty sure this is a Black love marriage of convenience story but I’m excited nevertheless.

Happy For Now Members Pick 

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For June, there were actually two books but I haven’t read this one so I’m going with it. I’ve seen pretty good things about this book but know nothing about it. However, it’s on KU so I’m willing to give it a try.

Golden Girls Reading Challenge: LGBTQIA+ Author and Character 

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For this one, I decided to go with Seeing Red by Cara Malone. I read a Cara Malone book last month and really enjoyed it plus my co-worker and I had a bit of fun with this pick.

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Golden Girls Best Girl Battle 2022 TBR 

Since this one is a lot of prompts and a decent amount of reading, I decided to give it the second half of this post. I decided to join Team Blanche so I’m doing the mandatory prompts along with the prompts for Blanche so let’s get into it.

Set or Published in the ’80s/’90s

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For this prompt, I’m going with¬†Survive the Night¬†by Riley Sager. This book is set in 1991 and it’s also my final Riley Sager before his next release. I’ve heard mixed things about this one but I know it’ll be an easy and fun read.

Strong Female MC 

For this one, I’m doubling up with¬†Seeing Red¬†by Cara Malone.

Reread a favorite 

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For this one, I’m going to be re-reading¬†Foolish Hearts¬†by Emma Mills. The last time I re-read this one was in 2020 and I’m ready to go back to it. Plus it also has a queer side relationship.

By and about someone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ 

For this one, I’m deciding to read¬†Drag Me Up¬†since I know the book features characters who are on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and the author identifies as such.

Book You Think Your Girl Would Read 

This is another one that I’m doubling up with as I feel like Blanche would enjoy¬†Island Affair¬†which segways perfectly into the Team Blanche prompts.

Includes Artwork 

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For this one, I went with a graphic novel and this one is another queer author. I’ve read a few things from them and I’m excited to see if this one ends up being as good as I’ve heard.

Most Attractive Cover 

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I absolutely LOVE this cover and it’s one of the few unread books on my shelf so this was an easy pick.

“B” on the Cover¬†

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For this one, I decided to go with¬†Wicked Beauty¬†by Katee Robert. This is a book I actually got early even though I only preordered it I’m not complaining. Either way, I’m excited to get into this as I’ve enjoyed the previous two installments in this series.

Romance

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Once again since it’s Pride Month, I knew I had to feature this one and it’s actually a freebie I got recently. This is an f/f romance between two cheerleading coaches and I’m pretty sure they were rivals in high school. Either way, I love Chelsea M. Cameron’s f/f romances so I’m excited.

BIPOC Author 

For this final prompt, I decided to go double up and use¬†The Marriage Contract¬†for this one since the author is Black but that about wraps it up for my TBR. Those are all the books I plan on reading in June although I know I’ll read more lmao ūüėÄ

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Bob’s BurgersAThon Round 2 TBR

Hello friends and fellow burger lovers! Today is a day I’ve been waiting weeks, months, and years for. The Bob’s Burgers Movie is finally out and I’m HYPED for it. I already have plans to go see it and I’m just excited about it. In honor of that, I decided to participate in the Bob’s BurgersAThon which is set during the weekend of the movie release.

This round is taking place from May 27th until May 30th. She’s also released a bingo board and has prompts related to the “Burger Of The Day” from the show. With that being said, let’s get into my picks for this round and the books I plan on reading.

I Know Why The Cajun Bird Sings Burger (POC Author) 

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For this one, I decided to go with¬†Prior Affair by Christina C Jones. This is the final book I have to read from her backlist and I’m super excited to read it. Plus I already have a plan of how I want my reading to go.

Free Space 

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Because it’s going to be a Bob’s Burgers weekend already, I decided to pick up Bob’s Burgers Volume 1: Medium Rare¬†which is a re-read for me. Either way, I’m excited to pick this one up again.

Kales from the Crypt Burger (Scaryish) 

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For the final one, I would read a horror book but then I realized that I wanted to get caught up on the Small Spaces¬†series by Katherine Arden. This book is book 3 in the series and it follows the kids as they’re again going up against the smiling man. These books are slightly spooky and honestly, I can’t get enough of this middle-grade series.

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Honestly, I’m super excited for this round and I knew I wanted to participate. I’m super excited to finally get into these books despite it being a weird hodge podge of books lmao.

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May 2022 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Welcome to my May 2022 and honestly, I’m super excited to talk to you about all of these books so let’s get into it. ūüôā

May Hoemance Book Club Pick 

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This one needs no introduction. It’s¬†Book Lovers¬†by Emily Henry and I’m sure all of you know about this one but it’s our Hoemance Book Club pick for May.

Romance Buzzword Pick: “Bridesmaid/Best Man”¬†

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For this one, I chose¬†The Best Woman¬†by Bree Wright. This is one I’ve had on my Amazon wishlist that I know nothing about but I’m excited about it. Plus that cover is just stunning so how could I not pick this one?

Happy For Now Members Pick 

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For this month, we all voted and picked out¬†Summoning Up Love by Synithia Williams. I’ve never read anything by this author before but I’m excited to give this one a go. Plus it’s at my library so it shouldn’t be a long wait and I can read it ASAP.

Golden Girls Reading Challenge: Cozy Mystery with Food 

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For this one, I knew I wanted to read a book by Abby Collette. If my hold comes off in time, I’m going to be reading¬†Body and Soul Food¬†by her or the first book in her¬†An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery¬†series. Either way, both seem like good options and an author I’ve been wanting to check out.

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This post was pretty short and sweet, but honestly, I’ve been reading SO many books within the past few months that I’m ready to double down even more. For me, it’s nice to do these challenges and hopefully, find something I enjoy and maybe branch out a little. Of course, I’m going to be reading more of CCJ’s backlist and also finishing up my final five-star prediction book, too. ūüôā

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April 2022 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Welcome to another post and this time, I’m talking about the books I have picked out to read in April.

April Hoemance Book Club Pick 

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For Hoemance Book Club, the pick for April is¬†Hands Down¬†by Mariana Zapata. This one is Zac’s book and I’m super excited to finally read his story. I think it’s a second-chance romance and that sounds like it’s going to be exactly my vibe.

Romance Buzzword Pick:¬†Book/Bookish Buzzwords”¬†

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The book I chose for this is¬†Love By The Books¬†by Te Russ. I’ve only read two of her books I think but I really enjoyed them so I’m excited to finally dive more into her backlist.

Happy For Now Members Pick 

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The book we all chose as members were The Dragon’s Bride¬†by Katee Robert. I’m pretty sure this is her first monster romance and I’m really excited to read it because Katee Robert is just that bitch.

Golden Girls Reading Challenge: “Friend Group”¬†

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For this one, I decided to go with¬†Pumpkin¬†by Julie Murphy. I know this book follows a character we’ve never met before but I know that the friend group from¬†Dumplin¬†is in here. Plus this is one of the series I wanted to finish this year so I’m super excited for this one.

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For April, I really plan on reading some series I have ongoing and need to finish. Plus I might participate in a readathon but I’m super excited to get into my April reading plans. I feel like March was a super busy month for my reading and I’m ready to just chill and read some springtime books. Plus I already know most of my work schedule for April so I know how much time I’m going to have.

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March 2021 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! I’m finally posting my March TBR and I’m super excited about all of the books I have picked out for this month. Plus I told my boyfriend that I’d let him pick out some of my March reads so a few might be surprises for me as the year goes on. With that being said, let’s get into my “mandatory” reads. ūüôā

 March Hoemance Book Club Pick 

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For Hoemance in March, we’re reading¬†Delilah Green Doesn’t Care¬†by Ashley Herring Blake. This is one that I’m super excited about and it’s an f/f romance that seems like it’s going to be opposites attract. Either way, I’ve heard amazing things about it so I can’t wait for my library hold to come off.

Romance Buzzword Pick: “Equation/Anything Sciencey” Related¬†

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For this one, I decided to go with¬†Count Your Lucky Stars¬†by Alexandria Bellefleur. This one features “count” in the title so I’m using that one as a sciencey word. I’m just excited about this one so I had to use it lmao.

Happy For Now Members Pick 

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For the member’s pick, they chose The Quarry Master¬†by Amanda Milo. I know it’s a monster romance and it’s also a boss-employee romance. I’ve never read anything by Amanda Milo so I’m excited about this one and I’m curious to see if I end up enjoying it.

Golden Girls Reading Challenge: “Girls In the Title”¬†

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For this month, I decided to go with¬†Carefree Black Girls¬†by Zeba Blay. This is a non-fiction book and it’s all about Black women in pop culture which I’m excited about. I saw this book while scouring at my local library and figured it would be a fun listen. Plus I need to be reading more non-fiction so this is perfect.

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Those are all of the books I MUST read in March. However, I’m sure it’ll probably end up reading more CCJ books so I’m not going to talk about any other books lmao.

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February 2022 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Welcome to my belated but finally here, February TBR. For this month, you’ll see if you follow Ellyn that we’re both trying to read 28 graphics in 28 days. I don’t actually have a TBR planned out for that, but I’m sure you’ll be seeing tons of graphics talk as the month rolls on. However, I did want to talk about the books I have picked out for my reading challenges, book clubs, etc so let’s go. ūüôā

February Hoemance Book Club Pick 

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For February, the “Hoemance Book Club” pick is¬†The Wall of Winnipeg and Me¬†by Mariana Zapata. This is going to be a re-read for me and I’m super excited about it. This one is a slow-burn, sports romance featuring one of my favorite tropes which I won’t share because I felt like it was a huge part of the book that I loved. Either way, we hope you decide to join us and this would also be an awesome read for the week of the Super Bowl. ūüėõ

Romance Buzzword Pick: “Love”¬†

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For this one, I decided to go with Love Notes by Christina C Jones. Honestly, I could sub this in for another book but right now, this book feels like a solid choice.

Golden Girls Reading Challenge: Author With Your Initials 

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For this one, I knew I wanted to pick a graphic but it took me a while to figure one out. Then I stumbled upon Ron Marz and since my initials are R.M, this was perfect. I honestly don’t know anything about this graphic, but it’ll also fit for the 28 in 28 challenge that Ellyn and I are doing so this is perfect.

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Before I finish up, I just wanted to mention a few graphics that I’d like to get read in February. I plan on reading more of¬†Sweat and Soap,¬†The Way of the Househusband, and A Man and His Cat. If you couldn’t tell, I’m really jumping into manga this month so don’t be surprised if most of my wrap-up is manga-related.

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Betty White-Out Weekend TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Welcome to a TBR post and this time, I’m featuring my TBR for the Betty White-Out Weekend readathon. This is part of the Golden Girls readathon and it’s something I’m super excited about. As we all know, Betty White passed away at the end of 2021 but we still wanted to celebrate her.

With that being said, let’s get into the details. This round is going from January 14th until January 17th and it’s inspired by her name. According to the website, the prompts include “Read a book with white in the title,” “Read a book with white in the author’s name,” “Read a book with white on the cover,” “Read a book about Betty White” and finally, “Read a book by Betty White.”

Honestly, I’m super excited and my plan is to try and read a book each day of the readathon so let’s get into my TBR.

Read a book about Betty White 

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The first book I chose for this round is How To Be Golden: Lesson We Can Learn From Betty White. I saw this cover and I was all over it. This book is basically little tidbits from and about Betty White. It was the first book I saw and knew I had to read it for this round.

Read a book with white in the title 

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For this prompt, I decided to go with¬†White Smoke¬†by Tiffany D. Jackson. I’ve read other books by Tiffany D. Jackson and enjoyed them so this was one I saw and knew I had to use it. I’ve heard mixed things about this one so I’m nervous but I want to check it out.

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At this point, those are the only books I have picked out. However, I don’t think it’s going to be hard to pick out two books that feature white on the cover. Either way, I’m excited to be able to celebrate Betty White in my own way. ūüôā

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January 2021 TBR

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Welcome back to my blog and today, we’re talking about the books I have picked out to read in January. For me, January is definitely about a fresh start and reading some books I might have missed out on in 2021 along with catching up with some series. I also plan on diving into some authors’ backlists as well.¬†

First of all, let’s start off with the book clubs and challenges I’ll be doing in 2022. First is obviously the Hoemance Book Club that I co-host with Ellyn. I’ll also be participating in her “Romance Buzzword” challenge every month. Additionally, I’m a member on a BookTube channel where we buddy-read a book each month. Last but not least, I decided to do the Golden Girls Reading Challenge for 2022 as well.¬†

With that being said, let’s get into the books I have picked out for each and some other books I have on my TBR.¬†

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January Hoemance Book Club Pick 

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For January, we’re going to be reading¬†Weather Girl¬†by Rachel Lynn Solomon. This is a book I’m super excited yet nervous about. I did enjoy The Ex Talk¬†but it didn’t end up being a new favorite so I’m excited but I’m also a little bit anxious, too.¬†

Happy For Now Members Pick 

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For Happy For Now, we’re buddy-reading¬†Three of Hearts¬†by Lillian Lark. This is a series that’s connected to another book we read last year. Honestly, I really enjoyed that book so I’m excited to read more from Lillian Lark.¬†

Romance Buzzword Pick: “Royal/Royals (Royal Terms”)

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For this one, I’m going to reading¬†Queen¬†which is the final book in Katee Robert’s¬†Bloodline Vampires¬†series and I’m so excited to get to it. I binged the last two while at my boyfriend’s so I’m excited to finally finish this series.¬†

Golden Girls Reading Challenge: City/Country Name 

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I decided to go with Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean for this one. Spoiler alert: I already read it and enjoyed it. Even so, it gave me major Princess Diaries vibes and honestly, made me feel like I was in Tokyo. Everything was so beautiful and lush, definitely a huge surprise for me in 2022 already. 

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In addition to reading those books, I do plan on reading all of Christina C Jones’ backlist in 2022 so don’t be surprised if her books come up a lot. I’m also participating in a readathon which you’ll see a TBR for soon. I also might read the rest of Jack Harbon’s backlist, too. Either way, I’m excited to kick off another year of reading. ūüôā¬†

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