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Baba  London. UK πŸ”΅ Innovate, empathise, support~ πŸ“˜ Lover of books, comics & US TV #babasbookstagramtips

Joey: "Rach, the big question is: does he like you? 'Cause if he doesn't like you this is all a moo point.,"
Rachel: "A moo point?"
Joey: "You know, like a cow's opinion. It doesn't matter. It's moo.'
---Joey Tribiani, Friends.
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So this photo took me ages, and I just couldn't get it right, it's messy and dark grrrr... then I thought that's perfect because today's prompts...
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πŸ‘‰ prompt '#wtf." via #grimdragon ---- well I think some people will see this photo and think exactly that! 😁
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πŸ‘‰ prompt #meaningful via #creativebookstagram ---- and what does my picture mean. WTF!
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So more on the 'meaningful' prompt... Do you feel that whatever you invest your time reading, watching or listening to has to mean something? Do you like a mix of meaningful and meaningless media? Or do you prefer just escapism on what you read, watch or listen to? What say you?
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Enjoy what's left of the weekend, and have a productive week all πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒ.
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Last words our from my not-a-sponsor:
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'I'd wish you the best of luck, but I believe luck is a concept created by the weak to explain their failures."
----Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation.
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#augustbookchallenge #augustbookphotochallenge #augustphotochallenge #BenElton #bookaddict #bookchallenge #bookish #booknerdigan #booksofig #booksbooksbooks #bookstagramming #bookstagrammer #bookworm #brownbooks #DBCPierre #NicciFrench #orangebooks #PeterJames #RainbowRowel #redbooks #ZadieSmith

Pyramid game show host:
"You put this in your coffee?"
Joey: "A spoon! Your hands? Your face?'
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Host: "It's white?"
Joey: "Paper! Snow! A ghost?"
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Host: "It's heavier than milk?"
Joey: "A rock! A dog! The Earth?"
--- Joey Tribiani, Friends.
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Good day my bookish friends, I hope you're having a good weekend and getting out and doing stuff if you can. 😊
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πŸ‘‰ prompt #saturdaystack via #bookstagramreadsaugust --- hope you like my Stephen King stack 😊.
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πŸ‘‰ prompt "stationary items" via #creativebookstagram --- my stacks are stationary. πŸ˜ƒ See what I did there?
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I only recently found out stationery is actually spelt with an 'e'. Now let's be having you, who else has been misspelling 'stationery'? Also are there any other words that you used to misspell? I must admit to misspelling February as Feburary for decades! Looking to hear some funny comments... fanks in advance.
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Guess what ...I might DNF Black Mirror... halfway through season 3, and just not feeling it... on the flip side next is OITNB! Yasss! Any big fans out there? No spoilers please πŸ˜±πŸ˜ƒ.
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Final word from our non-sponsor? Ok then.
"I like saying no. It lowers enthusiasm."
----Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation.
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#augustbookchallenge #augustbookphotochallenge #augustphotochallenge #bookaholic #bookchallenge #booknerd #bookphotochallenge #booksofinstagram #bookstack #Bookstagram #bookstagramer #bookworm #CastleRock #ConstantReader #DerryMaine #horror #horrorbooks #ighorror #StephenKing #StephenKingBooks #StephenKingFans #StephenKingGoldπŸ‘‘ #stephenkingsit

"I would rather someone read my diary than look at my iPod list."
---Mindy Kalin, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
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πŸ‘‰ prompt 'You need this in your life' via #grimdragon ---- applies to hyped books. There was a time when I was a bit snobby and felt heavily marketed books were too mainstream for me, but after reading some great hyped books I saw the light!
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As so many of you took part in my last post about varied tastes in book genres, I think you deserve a sequel. From this photo of hyped books how many have you read? Thanks, as ever in advance 😊
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πŸ‘‰ prompt #candles via #creativebookstagram ...and check out the amazing feeds of hosts @betterwithabookinmyhand
and @xenatine.... On Point! 😍😍😍
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Have a great weekend... break your book buying ban, talk to a stranger reading a book in public, visit a library and write a mean tweet about puppies.
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As ever a final word from our non-sponsor:
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"In my experience, guys are way more attracted to the back of you than the front."
---Meredith, The Office πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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#augustbookchallenge #augustbookphotochallenge #augustphotochallenge #bookaddict #bookchallenge #bookcovers #booknerd #bookphotochallenge #booksandcandles #booksofinstagram #Bookstagram #bookstagramming #bookworm #readersofinstagram #ReadyPlayerOne #ROOM #TheGirlOnTheTrain #TheBonfireOfTheVanities #TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNightTime #TheKiteRunner #ThePower #TheTimeTravellersWife #TheWhiteTiger #Wonder

"Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience; this is the ideal life." --- Mark Twain .
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Today's prompt is 'sunset' colours via #creativebookstagram and I couldn't help myself - I had need of good #flatlay... no jokes please πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜.
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I just love book covers, they tell their own story before you've read the book, and your interpretation of the story once read, I feel.
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I sort of am aware I have a widish taste in reading, but it would be interesting to see how many of the books pictured you've read? Sooo, have a count and let me know , thank you. 😊.
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Black Mirror season 3 started.. still hovering around a 5 out of 10, for me!... in my defence I have always claimed to love US TV!... sorry fellow Brits.
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Non-sponsor's last words:
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"If I had to have a stripper's name... it would be Equality."
---Leslie Knopes, Park and Recreation.
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#augustbookchallenge #augustbookphotochallenge #augustphotochallenge #BenElton #bookappreciation #ChimamandaNgoziAdichie #ChuckPalahniuk #KazuoIshiguro #parksandrecreationquotes #PauloCoelho #RainbowRowel #SJWatson

"Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming."
---- Donna Tartt, The Secret History.
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Hope you're enjoying your weekend? I tried so many ways to display my top women writers, my heroines... but in the end I had to go circular, as it often seems most pleasing to the eye?
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πŸ‘‰ prompt #heroine via #ampersand2018 ---- pictured are the books of my hero writers - Maas, Atwood, Tartt, Lee and soon to join them, Leguin 😎
πŸ‘‰ prompt 'retelling' via #novelbeanaugust - I love that the Throne of Glass series came from Sarah J Maas reimagining Cinderella leaving the bal.. .as an assassin fleeing the ball, and from that idea this series grew!
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I am so into the Throne of Glass series, much more than I thought I would be! What highly rated TV or book series surprised you by living up to its hype, more than you thought it would? Thanks in advance.
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As ever a few words from my non-sponsor:
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"I feel like all my kids grew up, and then married each other. It's every parent's dream.'
----Michael Scott, The Office πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ.
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#Atwood #augustbookchallenge #augustbookphotochallenge #augustphotochallenge #bookcircle #DonnaTartt #femaleauthors #femalewriters #HarperLee #MargaretAtwood #SarahJMaas #womenauthors #womenwriters #UrsulaKLeguin

"The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink."
----T.S. Eliot
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So I have been looking to repost this photo for ages and finally found the fitting moment... National Lazy Day!.Just being lazy and reposting an old pic.
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Lazy Day originally a fun American National Day has spread much wider thanks to social. I think there should be World Pick Up Litter Day, but that's boring me... if you had the chance to create a National, International or World Day, what would be yours Feel free to have some with this πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ.
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πŸ‘‰ prompt #NationalLazyDay via #bookqueensaug18 and #ampersand2018.
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I probably should say something related to the photo...Erm... it took bloody ages to set up!
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The Walking Dead wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be... but to be fair, the comic book of that season was comparitvely weak too.
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Watched the first 2 seasons of Black Mirror. ...really not feeling it at all! I continue to watch as each episode is stand alone, so hoping a decent episode will come up!
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And a final word from our non-sponsor:
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"Saddle shoes with denim, I will literally call protective services!"
----Oscar Martinez, The Office πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ.
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#augustbookchallenge #augustbookphotochallenge #augustphotochallenge #blood #ConstantReader #LazyDay #StephenKing #StephenKingBooks #StephenKingFans

"One of the most important things you can do on this Earth, is to let people know they are not alone"
----Shannon L. Alder
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πŸ‘‰ prompt #artyaugust ---- y'all invited to join in on this tag for creative pics this month, check out @places_and_books to find out more. 😊.
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πŸ‘‰ prompt #BookishSymbol via #creativebookstagram ---- I have chosen BG, representing the Bookstagram community as a whole, as a symbol of what fine people most readers are. So many posts comment on this great community... but what is the common denominator... we're all readers.
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Next time you see a person abusing someone in public, throw a book at them and shout "For Bookstagram"... well maybe not.
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This community is everything social media should be. 😍😍😍. Other than Bookstagram what digital platform do you use the most?
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Mine is digital comic readers 😎. I also probability play too much Words With Friends! So what platforms eat up your time?
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Can't wait to finish The Walking Dead, as I have finally got my hands on Black Mirror... I bet there are some huge fans out there? No spoilers of an sort please.
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And of course a word from our non-sponsors:
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Toby --- on coming to work:
"This morning I saw a little bird flew into the glass doors downstairs and die. And I had to keep going."
----Toby Flenderson, HR, The Office πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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And one for the fans:
"DID I STUTTER?"
---Stanley Hudson, The Office πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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#augustbookchallenge #augustbookphotochallenge #augustphotochallenge #bookishcircle #bookspines #readersofinstagram #redbooks #TheOfficeQuotes

"Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you are getting the best possible information."
---Michael Scott, The Office πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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Do you have any books on your TBR that you know you definitely will love? For me it's anything by Leigh Bardugo, I don't even have any idea what the books are about, but just reading a few reviews, looking at the covers and the 'Grammers that like this work, I know they'll be great. I felt the save about Dan Simmons and Joe Abercrombie and was not disappointed.
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So, what about you avid reader..Which writers did you have high expectations of, even BEFORE you read ANY of their work?
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πŸ‘‰ prompt #artyaugust via @places_and_books ---- Let's get some Bookstagrammers rolling with this tag, if you're reading this your tagged to post something creative using the tag.
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πŸ‘‰ prompt 'circle/sun' via #creativebookstagram
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As ever a final word from our non-sponsor:
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"I talk a lot, so I've learned to just time mysekff out."
---Kelly Kapoor, The Office πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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"You wanna call someone! That texted you. Do you wanna drive them away?"
----Kelly Kapoor. The Office πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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#augustbookchallenge #augustbookphotochallenge #augustphotochallenge #bookishcircle #bookseries #CassandraClare #CrookedKingdom #LeighBardugo #PhillipPullman #SarahJMaas #SixOfCrows #TBR #TheOfficeQuotes #urbanfantasy #YoungAdult

"I think we can agree that all wine tastes the same. And if you spend more than five dollars on wine, you are very stupid."
----April Ludgate, Parks and Recreation.
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See the theme of this photo? πŸ‘‰ prompt 'star' via #creativebookstagram - books with TV or film adaptation stars on their covers. I am not a big fan of stars on covers unless the book is about the star as an individual and not a part they played.
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But now the big question of the day. Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ or Parks and Recreation.... which one is the best?
I look forward to declaring a winner and proposing a National Holiday for adoration.
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So The Walking Dead, three episodes to go... I really don't think it was that bad, maybe because my expectations were already lowered? So looking forward to watching The 100 next πŸ“ΊπŸ˜Š.
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....and a final word from our non-sponsor:
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April Ludgate on dogs:
"They should be rewarded for not being people."
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April Ludgate on contributing to conversation:
"I wasn't listening, but I strongly disagree."
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#AlanPartridge #augustbookchallenge #augustbookphotochallenge #augustphotochallenge #BuffyTheVampireSlayer #ConstantReader #CurbYourEnthusiasm #JackNicholson #ParksAndRecreation #TheOffice

"We now know that memories are not fixed or frozen, like Proust's jar of preserves in a larder, but are transformed, disassembled, reassembled, and re-categorised with every act of recollection."
----Paula Hawkins, Into The Water.
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This week I picked up for free, Paula Hawkins' - Into The Water, and once I started couldn't put it down.
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So without spoilers.... a part of a river is deemed a 'suicide spot', and the story begins after a second suicide in a few months (they're usually years apart)... now here's the thing. ...the story is told by various characters, and very soon you begin to realise they are all unreliable narrators... right? That's just the thing you're never quite sure.
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A good thriller involving some trigger issues but handled really well, as this is not a gloomy read, it's a thought provoking mystery. Personally there were too many plot holes though... or is that that unreliable narrators? 😁. 7 out of 12 on the #BabaScale 😎
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What has been your favourite 'trendy' read this year? Mine was definitely Ready Player One.
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πŸ‘‰ prompt 'they are good books' via #Grindragon ---- both Paula Hawkins' books are worthy of their phenomenal sales... truly water cooler conversation reads πŸ‘.
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Five more episodes to go on The Walking Dead... I can see why people were down on this season... the non linear story telling is kind of out of context with the rest of the series!
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Finally a word from our non-sponsor:
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"Two elephants walk off a cliff... boom boom."
----Tommy Cooper.
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#BlackSwan #bluebooks #bookreview #booksNOTbullies #intothewater #julybookchallenge #julybookphotochallenge #julyphotochallenge #PaulaHawkins #thegirlonthetrain
#BabaRead

"Strippers do nothing for me... but I will take a free breakfast buffet, anytime, anyplace."
----Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation.
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πŸ‘‰ today's prompt is 'terror' via #summeroffright.
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Behold the Dan Simmons pyramid of terror. I remember after reading Carrion Comfort I felt that Simmons doesn't write horror, he goes one step further, he writes terror! Even his amazing Hyperion Cantos is damning indicating mankind's development goes hand in hand with terrorising indigenous species (not a spoiler).
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Carrion Comfort is the most terrifying book I've read... what say you? What is the most terrifying book you've read, I'll definitely... swerve way from reading it πŸ˜±πŸ˜ƒ.
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Warning, warning.... I am slowly becoming a huge Sarah J Maas fan... you've been warned. Throne of Glass series. ...don't believe the naysayers such a cool constructed reality, and possibly the best take on witches.... ever!
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And finally a word from our non-sponsor:
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"Bacon."
----Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation.
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#CarrionComfort #ChildrenOfTheNight #DanSimmons #HyperionCantos #ighorror #SongOfKali #SummerOfNight #TheTerror

"If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, buy what he rereads."
---Francois Mauriac.
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Friends, bloggers and bots, how fare thee? So ...about rereading. The only way a book stays on my shelves is if I am going to reread it one day... so my fellow Grammer, how do you decide what books to keep, and what books not to? .
Really enjoying reading at the moment, I feel like I am in a golden zone reading Sarah J Maas, 'Throne of Glass' series, Joe Abercrombie, Paula Hawkins 'Inti The Water, Palahniuk's 'Survivor', rereading The Stand, and The Gunslinger, as well as all the X-Meb books! ...I really enjoy reading a lot of books at once, 'cos if one bores me, I can move on. But my query is, are there any people out there who sticj to reading one book at a time?
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Took a break from The Americans to watch the first right episodes of the most recent season of The Walking Dead.... Hmmm, my thoughts so far is they tried so hard to be different, they forgot vehst works? What say you,?
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And finally a word from our non-sponsor:
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"You only get one chance to make a second impression."
Leslie Knopes, Park & Recreation. 😎
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#blackbooks #bluebooks #bookishcolor #CassandraClare #igquestions #rereading #TheShadowHunters #readingfiction #whitebooks

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