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Xandra Nelsen🦉| cali | xxiv  2019: 12/50 INFJ | Writer | Library & Information Science Student 📖: Fire Study

Three guesses who has had no time to take bookstagram photos lately!

The last two days have been spent catching up on 2 weeks worth of lectures and readings for my classes. I've been doing research on fanfiction readers and writers as information communities, which has been the coolest and most interesting research I've ever done!😍
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#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #acomaf #acotar #acowar #gillywickgoods #bookishcandles #sarahjmaas #fanfiction #gradstudent

Question: What sequel is better than the first in a series (in your opinion)?

I'm currently reading Magic Study - the second in the Soulfinders series by Maria V. Snyder. Poison Study, the first, took me SO long to get through because I wasn't really a huge fan of it. The second, though, has my attention and I'm loving the direction of it.

Between grad school and work, I rarely find the motivation to take photos for bookstagram. Thank you guys for bearing with me! I have no idea when I'll catch up on comments, but at least I'm still here and a part of the community, no matter how inactive I may be at times.😂
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#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookcover #magicstudy #currentread #candles #booksandflowers #kindle #kindlefire #buddyread

Question: Who else is going to #yallwest this May?

The author lineup was announced and I'm so excited! I ended up checking out "Courting Darkness" from the library yesterday so I can read it before the event. (The other 3 photographed books are not by authors who will be at the event, by the way.)
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#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #acursesodarkandlonely #kingofscars #thewickedking #courtingdarkness #tbr #librarybooks #rowenasravens

"Faith is a very personal thing, really. Just because you don’t meet with a group of people once a week who believe everything exactly the way you do doesn’t mean you don’t believe in something." - The Paper Magician

Yesterday, I had to arrive at school to start that day's substitute job at 7:50 AM. I didn't have a class until 1 PM, but I had to make myself available in case something came up. For my entire morning, I sat in the staff room and read the whole of The Paper Magician. It was FANTASTIC! I plan to buy all the books (physical copies) because I loved the ebook of the first. My only complaint was that it needed to be longer. The story and characters reminded me so much of Howl's Moving Castle.❤

Coaster: @thesimplybookishco .
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#bookstagram #booklover #bookdragon #thepapermagician #rowenasravens #thehobbit #thesimplybookishco #magicnbooks #bookishcandle #youngadult #magic #kindle

"Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you." - ACOWAR

Guess who has been a busy beaver? If I'm not at work, I'm doing homework. If I'm not doing homework, I'm squeezing in time to read. If I'm not reading, I'm sleeping. That's the cycle.

Grad school is kicking my ass. Only 7 units and I'm weighed down by hours of reading/work every night. Thank GOODNESS it's finally Friday!

Because I have had no desire to read anything lately, I decided to reread ACOMAF and ACOWAR. I got ebooks of both, and I've been reading ACOWAR on my new kindle. I splurged and finally bought a kindle fire 10. It's my reward to myself for managing to only cry twice this week.🙃

Book sleeve: @ardentadmirations
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#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #acourtofwingsandruin #acowar #sarahjmaas #kindle #booksleeve #beautyandthebeast #magicnbooks #rowenasravens #booklover #bookdragon #currentread #paperroses #youngadult

Question: I don't have one today but feel free to ask me anything! I have to catch up on all the answers from the last couple posts!😁

Today has been rather crazy. I subbed third grade and now I have homework for two of my classes. I'll be busy all night, but I'll take the time to catch up on comments and browse through bookstagram a bit during my breaks!

Yesterday I received my @alexinbookland_. In it was an upgraded jumbo booksleeve, and guess what?! IT'S THE ONLY ONE I HAVE THAT FITS MY FAVORITE BOOK! I now I have a sleeve just for ACOMAF.💙

Book sleeve: @alexinbookland_
Candle: @gillywickgoods
Shirt: my friend got me this from an etsy store😍

PS. Totally forgot to add one of the layers of filters from the new theme.😅 Still getting used to it!
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#bookstagram #booklover #bookdragon #acomaf #sarahjmaas #booksleeve #candle #bookishcandle #gillywickgoods #magicnbooks #rowenasravens #booksofinstagram

Question: How often do you change your theme?

New theme! I was feeling way too restricted by my last theme as far as what books I could feature without lowering the saturation. Hopefully this will allow me a bit more freedom!

I picked up Veins of Magic to continue. I wanted a break from Outlander for a bit but I still craved that Outlander vibe.😂 Remember to head over to @emmahammauthor 's Instagram to enter the giveaway she's currently hosting. Only 3 more days to write an amazon review for one of her books (that you've bought and read, obviously).

In other news, I have my very own teapot! For a while now, I've been planning on getting one. Luckily, my mom had been planning on giving one away that hadn't turned out to be what she'd wanted.

Tea: Nectar from @thesimplybookishco
Book: Veins of Magic by @emmahammauthor
Candle: Terrasen Forest from @TheLibrarianBox .
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#bookstagram #bookaesthetic #thesimplybookishco #tea #teapot #teacup #booksandtea #veinsofmagic #emmahamm #beautyandthebeast #retelling #magicnbooks #rowenasravens #newtheme #currentread

Question: What's the last book that you lost interest in mid-story?

It's happened. The same thing that happened with "Emma" and "Pride and Prejudice": I've lost interest.

It's not that I'm not enjoying "Sense and Sensibility"! I've just picked up three other books since I've started reading it that I enjoy more. The story is good. I like the characters. It's just that I'd rather read something else at the moment, which isn't going to go well since this is supposed to be done by January 31st for the #ardentlyaustenbookclub

In other news! My cold is gone after only about 4 days of sniffles. Zach's is still in full swing so we'll see what today brings.
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#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #senseandsensibility #magicnbooks #paperroses #janeausten #bookclub #flatlay #bookaesthetic #currentread

Question: Who is your favorite author to follow online? (Instagram, Twitter, blog posts, etc.)

Many of the authors I follow online are authors whose books I haven't yet read. Twitterverse in a crazy online universe filled with TONS of authors and readers with some of the funniest, most moving, and thought-provoking things to say. From Cora Carmack to "the library haunter," I'm in love with bookish Twitter.

For those you haven't yet read any of @emmahammauthor 's books, I strongly encourage you to before February 1st! She's currently hosting an amazing giveaway of ALL of her already published books on a Kindle. All you have to do is read one or more of her books, review on Amazon, and message her your review to be entered for a chance to win. Also, she posts awesome (and totally relatable, at times) author content in her Instagram stories that you can follow.

Bracelet: @bookishadventuresshop .
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#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #roar #coracarmack #bookishadventures #bookishjewelry #fantasy #yafantasy #yalovin #fairylights #booksleeve #bookaesthetic #paperroses #magicnbooks

Hey, bookstagrammers!
I'm hosting an #sfs since I've been dancing the line between 1.9K and 2K for a week or so now.

Rules:
1. Must have a public bookstagram account
2. Must be following (don't follow to unfollow because that's super rude and no one appreciates it😅)
3. Screenshot my feed, post it to your story for 24 hours, and be sure to tag me in it!
4. Come back here, comment the book you'll be reading next from your TBR, and tag 2 fellow bookstagrammers who may want to join.

OPTIONAL: If your Instagram interactions have been suffering as much as mine, we'll do a swap.
Go and like and comment on a few of my recent photos and I'll do the same - just include that you did it in your comment so I don't miss you!

Thanks so much for joining! I'll be returning all within 48 hours of your comment.💙
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#shoutoutforshoutout #bookstagram #bookish #bookishcommunity #reading #booksofinstagram #bookishsfs #magicnbooks #bookaesthetic #bookishcandle

"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure." - JKR

Question: Which is your favorite Harry Potter book? Movie?

This week hasn't been the greatest. I went from possibly having 3 jobs to being stuck with 1 (but at least I like the one I have!). The full-time library position didn't work out and I quit my accounting/secretarial job 2 days ago after my employer yelled at me for something I didn't do and then didn't apologize when he realized that it had been his mistake. So yeah.😅 Mini venting session over!

Pillowcase: @TheLibrarianBox
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#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #harrypotter #jkrowling #harrypotterpillowcase #bookishpillow #thelibrarianbox #bookaesthetic #magicnbooks

Question: What is your favorite Austen adaptation?

This is my first update for #ardentlyaustenbookclub in my actual posts! I'm not quite 30% of the way through Sense and Sensibility and I have another book club read due soon that I have to focus on first. Can you tell that I'm falling behind?😅

I posed this question in my story not long ago: do you agree with the views of traditional Elinor or progressive Marianne? If I'm immersed in the read, I lean towards Elinor's views; when I take a step back and examine just what Marianne is doing and wanting in terms of what's societally acceptable when "courting" today, I agree with her.

I think that since the narrator is primarily tracking Elinor, I'm actually more interested in Marianne than I would be if the story followed Marianne. Does that make sense? I'm stepping into the concerned older sister role right alongside Elinor and it's driving me crazy!
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#bookstagram #booksofinstagram #janeausten #senseandsensibility #currentread #bookclub #readalong #barnesandnobleclassics #bookaesthetic #bookworm #booklover #bookcover #magicnbooks

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