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Aquedita

Aquedita

Joined September 2016

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#currentlyreading the last volume in the Love by Numbers trilogy by @sarahmaclean . Can't wait to get to know Juliana's story, she's a firecracker :)

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A twist on damsel in distress trope, making fun of Cosmo articles!

Isabel has trouble trusting men & asking for help, but the safe house for women she runs falls into disrepair & she's left broke. Only solution? Sharing her secrets with Nick.

This volume was sad & darker than the previous one; both protagonists dealing with trauma made for a compelling tale, even if it's messy.

It's about building a strong partnership & letting your guard down.

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Moving on to the next volume in the Love by Numbers series by @sarahmaclean immediately. Need the fluff in my life, don't @ me.
Thanks @amanda for the recommendation :)

#currentlyreading #readathon #24in48

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An entertaining & cute historical #romance that's also feminist af. Bless Sarah Maclean!

Callie is tired of being the good girl & following the rules, so she comes up with a list of adventures she would like to experience: drinking, fencing & gambling being just a few of them. Because why not? But what if a handsome aristocrat comes in the picture?
Bonus: a witty Italian débutant as a backup character :)

#24in48

TheBookHippie ????my grandma used that term "rake" oh the memories !!! 2y
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Bless @Amanda from @bookriot for putting @sarahmaclean on my radar :) Currently in a mood for an adorable historical #romance, don't @ me.

Kicking off #24in48 readathon with picking up "Nine rules to break when romancig a rake", the first volume in the Love by Numbers series. If it's anything like the excellent Rules of Scoundrels series, I am in for a treat!
Also, I adore this cover so much...

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Read Harder | Heidi Julavits, Ed Park

Here's what I've read so far for #MMDchallenge:

Newberry Award winner: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

A book of poetry: Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
An essay collection: A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Book addressing current events: The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

Book published before you were born: Sultana's Dream by Begum Rokeya

#ownvoices: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Aquedita #diversebooks: The Mothers by Brit Bennett 2y
Aquedita Nominated for an award: The Power by Naomi Alderman 2y
Aquedita 6 tasks completed, 6 more to go :) 2y
Aquedita Forgot to mention... a play: Alice in Bed by Susan Sontag. 2y
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Book of Summer | Michelle Gable
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Time for a quick bookish update, summer edition: http://aquedita.eu/post/162198219549/time-for-a-quick-catch-up-the-past-few-mont...

Find out what I've been reading recently and what is on my TBR.

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Read Harder | Heidi Julavits, Ed Park
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Just registered for #litsypenpals :)
Anyone want a pen pal from Estonia?

Louise YES!!! Huge fan of Arvo Pärt here! 2y
Aquedita @Louise Fingers crossed we get matcbed :) 2y
Louise @Aquedita If you'd like to be pen pals anyway, send me your address; and I'll send you mine! pvmusegroup@gmail.com 😄 2y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Who knew a novel I picked up while on holiday would end up being the best book of 2016?

#ReadingWomenMonth #readwomen

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The Woman Destroyed | Simone de Beauvoir
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I'm back :) Did you miss me?

Good news: there's a new indie bookstore in town and so purchased this collection of novellas & short stories by Simone. Nobody describes Paris quite like her.

"The card-indexes and blank paper on my desk urged me to work; but there were words dancing in my head that prevented me from concentrating."

#readwomen #ReadingWomenMonth

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Bone | Yrsa Daley-Ward

"She puts cinnamon on tomatoes
white pepper on carrots
mustard seeds on unlikely things
and takes wine and ice with breakfast."

#DiverseAThon Day 4 Update :)

Weaponxgirl Ohhhh 3y
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Salt. | Nayyirah Waheed

" i am a child of three countries. the water. the heat. the words."

#DiverseAThon Day 3 Update :)

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Primeval and Other Times | Olga Tokarczuk
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A translation of a new novel by my favorite author will finally be published soon! So excited for my friends all over the world to get a chance to experience it :) "Jacob's Scriptures" is a masterpiece.

If you're in London in March, make sure to attend this event:

http://www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/events/2017/3/olga-tokarczuk-and-deborah-l...

In the meantime, enjoy her debut novel "Primeval and other times".

Weaponxgirl Ohhh, unfortunately I can't get to London easily. But thank you so much for the link 3y
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Butterfly Fish | Irenosen Okojie
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Some of my tentative TBR for #DiverseAThon. More info on my blog: www.aquedita.eu

Won‘t you join us to celebrate the rich world of diverse reads and #ownvoices stories this January? :)

#weneeddiversebooks #readwomen #diversebookbloggers

Weaponxgirl Great looking collection you've got there :) I have ruby on my kindle to read at some point too 3y
Aquedita @Weaponxgirl We could do a buddy read one day ;) 3y
Weaponxgirl We seem to have quite similar tastes in book so your on :D 3y
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Aquedita @Weaponxgirl Yes, I predominantly read books by women, trying to add more books by WOC and / or works in translation this year. 3y
Weaponxgirl Are you on goodreads? The 500 great books by women group has a challenge of reading woc for the year. You set your own goal but I'm finding others reading lists very inspiring 3y
Aquedita @Weaponxgirl Nope, quit GR years ago. Doing Modern Miss Darcy's Reading for Growth challenge. Google her blog pls! 3y
Weaponxgirl I have seen it and am doing it unofficially:) 3y
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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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Forgot to link up my new blog post: a tribute to Toni Morrison.

http://aquedita.eu/post/155385322624/book-review-the-bluest-eye-by-toni-morrison

#readwomen

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Home: A Novel | Marilynne Robinson
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Which book should I pick up first?

#ReadWomen #bookhaul

Weaponxgirl That's a great looking pile, I've only read beloved out of those but I think year of wonders maybe 3y
Aquedita @Weaponxgirl Since I'm reading The Bluest Eye right now, will follow your suggestion :) 3y
Weaponxgirl I loved the bluest eye, my suggestion comes from the selfishness of wanting to know how year of wonders is :D 3y
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Just chillin' at the office, enjoying the view... #bookhaul for the win :) #ReadWomen

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Read Harder | Heidi Julavits, Ed Park

Also, you are welcome to check out the TBR of (diverse) books I want to finally read in 2017 posted on my blog a few days ago. The focus is on literary&historical fiction written by women with a few notable exceptions. #sorrynotsorry #girlpower

http://aquedita.eu/post/154338427134/diverse-books-i-want-to-finally-read-in-201...

#weneeddiversebooks #diversebookbloggers #readwomen #ownvoices #tbr

TheBookHippie I did that challenge last year and enjoyed it !! 2y
Aquedita @TheBookHippie Thanks for the suggestion :) At the moment I am doing "Reading for growth" challenge from Modern Mrs Darcy and loving it! 2y
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Read Harder | Heidi Julavits, Ed Park
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2017 wil be the year of Reading for Growth Challenge. Thanks @annebogel for hosting :) Visit my blog to check out the TBR I announced today: http://aquedita.eu/post/154543575989/mmdchallenge-tbr-announcement

Photo credit: www.modernmrsdarcy.com

jessdean I'm doing the same challenge:) just finalized my book choices📚 3y
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NEW REVIEW is up on my blog. Let's go on a heartbreaking trip to Croatia with Sara. Check it out: http://aquedita.eu/post/154417901819/book-review-girl-at-war-by-sara-nović-took...

#readwomen #diversebookbloggers #weneeddiversebooks #ownvoices