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BexCW

BexCW

Joined September 2016

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored - Waugh
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Some lyrics used in Hardcore Self Help: F@!# Anxiety

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Superman: True Brit | John Byrne, John Cleese, Kim Johnson, Mark Farmer
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Superman: True Brit | John Byrne, John Cleese, Kim Johnson, Mark Farmer
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My first DC, thought it would be a laugh. And it was ok? He's pretty awkward, I don't know if it was the same for the American raised Superman?

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#selfhelp and a little #mothersruin.

If you dont mind nerds and bad language and suffer from #anxiety (or know anyone who does), please give this a try. It's short and available as an ebook, audio, or physical, and is packed with advice and support. Absolutely perfect for a person like me.

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Going Solo | Roald Dahl
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First read of the year. Things have been slow now that I have a PS4 distracting me! But I was lending some Roald Dahl books to a friend and accidentally started reading one.....

Roald Dahl always gets five stars from me.

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I'm 50/50 but usually put on my Slytherin colours!
#harrypotter #slytherclaw

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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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#myyearinbooks #goodreads

Most were comics and apps, but still better than the year before. My longest was Sense and Sensibility, which I took on during a weekend of so much self indulgence, I had to complete it by audiobook as I was too drunk to see.

Feel free to add me on goodreads, I'm starvinglion.

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Can I get away with these for #silhouettesoncover? I'm going to try, anyway!

#seasonsreadings2016

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Here's a #bookwithpictures and not really much else. But there are some wonderful and unusual pictures. #seasonsreadings2016

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Stressed, Unstressed: Classic Poems to Ease the Mind | Jonathan Bate, Sophie Ratcliffe, Paula Byrne, Andrew Schuman
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This is my #poetry shelf, by my bed. There are a few others around the house, of course......

#seasonsreadings2016

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These count as adaptations, right?

#favejaneaustenadaptation #seasonsreadings2016

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We Need New Names: A Novel | NoViolet Bulawayo
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Part of my foreign lit shelf (the rest is pretty much just Primo Levi). I almost went with Rivers of London for POC characters, but it's written by a white guy. This felt a little more diverse for authors and cultures. #weneedmorediversebooks #seasonsreadings2016

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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All I could think of for #steampunk! Only read the first one so far.....

#seasonsreadings2016

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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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I have #multiplecopies of several books, but I found the big grey one recently after being a little worried about it. It was a gift from my brother, the top right was a gift from friends during a little bout of hard times. #seasonsreadings2016

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Tommy's Tale: A Novel | Alan Cumming
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This was the first LGBT Lit I read (outside of fanfiction!). I have a thing for Alan Cumming and have since High Life! So this book immediately caught my teenage attention. It's not an easy romance, and not in the silly mistakes way, there's a lot of things going on. Also, yey #bisexual visibility!

#seasonsreadings2016 #inthemoodforlove

ReadingOver50 💜 Alan Cummings as an actor. Did not realize he is also an author. 3y
BexCW He's so amazing, @ReadingOver50! 3y
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I used to live & work overseas and, after my brother had his arn twisted to come visit so he could take some of my books back to the UK, my family got me a kindle. I fell in love, love the search function, the look, the size, the entire library in my bag, highlighting, samples. Audible.

But I still bought physical books and, when I came home from good, went back to physcial mostly. But I still love my reading apps!

#seasonsreadings2026 #ereader

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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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Please excuse the absence of Rivers of London. It's in possession of a coworker. I used to own 2 of the 4 copies I've bought, but Dad fell in love so I let him keep it. Maybe I need another spare.

Anyway! This was written by a screenwriter who worked on Dr Who and there are talks of a TV SHOW! Which I would be equally happy with. I just need more formats, more things to possess.

#seasonsreadings2016 #thisshouldbeamovie

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As well as spies and history, I have a thing for myths, legends, and magic. So here's a mini fairytale stack for #fictionnonfictionpairing

#seasonsreadings2016

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The Fox and the Star | Coralie Bickford-Smith
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I already posted an #artrelatedbooks, so this time I've gone abstractly for one with beautiful art. I went to great pains to get this book before the new year (2015) & got it on new years eve after leaving work early to spend £5 getting in & out of town to pick it up from #waterstones. It was worth it, as I read it at the stroke of midnight after a rough few weeks. It gave me hope& comfort and really is just so, so beautiful.

#seasonsreadings2016

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Don Quijote: seleccin de textos | Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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I really like the #serial app, but when I was reading the translation at the bottom, I remembered the better (imo) version above and it might have put me off a little! What to do, what to do.....

#translations

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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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Let's try this #recommensday thing.

Jane Austen took me a long time to appreciate. We watched Sense and Sensibility a lot at home when I was a kid but, being the Romantic that I am, I didn't understand all the crying and outbursts. I liked watching it for my joint crush on Winslet and Rickman. I didn't get any more Romantic as an adult, but I tried the book for an Online course about mental health and reading and fell in love with the humour!

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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I managed to find one #setonanisland without cheating and doing the UK. This is my first Agatha Christie, and I read it after working abroad and having so many students recommend her books to me! This seemed a good place to start and I very much enjoyed it.

#seasonsreadings2016

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Sharing this here, over from the Penguin Instagram Challenge, because I'm quite pleased with the photo!

This is the spy secrion of my wartime and spy books. Fleming, Le Carré, and a few factual books, all of which I highly recommend.

As stated on the Instagram post, I'd never seen a Bond film until about 4 years ago. Skyfall was due out and a friend and colleague encouraged me to give it a go. But first I had to read the book! Now im hooked!

Mariposa_Bookworm I love Daniel Craig! 3y
BexCW I was really impressed with him, @Mariposa_Bookworm 3y
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This is a very feeble offering of a #blurb. I kind of gave up and just grabbed this. I dont read blurbs much and couldn't think of any entertaining ones!

#seasonsreadings2016

juliannebenford It is a pretty good blurb, though the slang is a bit dated! 3y
BexCW @juliannebenford, I love a little outdated slang! Its kind of adorable.... 3y
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Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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Despite Don Quixote being my favourite fictional character, I've never read past the first few chapters..... But I've sat with the Don Quixote statue outside Cervantes' home! Thanks to another #litsy user, I've downloaded the Serial Reader app.

To Kill a Mocking Bird was recommended by mum who read it at school and introduced me to the film last year.

#seasonsreadings2016 #classicihaventread

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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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I have a thing about foreign languages. I'm no good at them, but I love them and have attempted a few (most for work). So I collect books I like in languages I like. A few Japanese ones are missing as they still live at mum's, sadly.

#seasonsreadings2016 #notinenglish

Louise I like to do that too! In fact, I've made rather a point of it with Le Petit Prince! Foreign languages are so fascinating! 🌟❤️ 3y
BexCW @Louise, I'm very proud of Le Petit Prince as I got the English and French versions from the little book stalls on the side of the Seine! 3y
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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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#seasonsreadings2016 #takesplaceinalibrary

This is close enough, right? I read it recently and, despite some small issues, I quite like it.

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#kickassheroines #seasonsreadings2016

This one has to go joint to these two slight extremes. The carefree Tank Girl, violent and brash, and the clever, but equally as brave, Hermione.

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Wolfsbane and Mistletoe | Charlaine Harris
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#seasonsreadings2016 #wanttoreadindec

A Christmas present from my brother years ago, that I still haven't gotten to! I've been obsessed with werewolves from a young age and proudly did my dissertation on the subject! Somehow, however, december gets busy and I refuse to read this out of season. And it's a short season when you're chapter 1 Scrooge.

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The Yellow Wall Paper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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"John does not know how much I really suffer. He knows there is no /reason/ to suffer, and that satisfies him."

#mentalillness #depression

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The Yellow Wall Paper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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I think I've onky read this one other time since uni and only remembered the very basic idea. I forgot how well constructed it was and how vibrant the narrator. It gives such an insight into the treatment of women and mental illness at the time, and reflects a lot of the current stigma too.

#feministwriting #feminism #mentalillness #depression #anxiety #postnataldepression

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"Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by nature." ~ George Harrison

#nature #selfhelp

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Gorgeous book, great content. The app would be amazing if it wasnt quite so dear.

#calm #anxiety #depression #selfhelp #mindfulness

MrBook I like the color! 3y
BexCW @MrBook, theres a pafe or two dedicated to the colour blue (and green) 3y
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A book to get me and my partner through our first year living together! hopefully 😅

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Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch
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Listening to the audiobook, narrated by the amazing Kobna Holdbrook-Smith while I paint and clean!

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This is incredibly relatable. I had these exact same problems at my worst. I was taking trains every day, and having to keep myself as far back as I could, and I didn't think I was unique, but this is the first time actually seeing in down on paper, from somebody else.

#churchill #depression

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The Hanging Tree | Ben Aaronovitch
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Amazing. Beautiful.

Read the series.
It's real british, POC, LGBTQA+, without being "british", "POC", "LGBTQA+".

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The Hanging Tree | Ben Aaronovitch
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Ah, I love Peter. From the architectural opionions to the nerd knowledge. The first time I saw the Shard, I'd arrived in London from Paris and was getting a train home. I hadn't heard a single thing about the building and just saw this strange structure that looked ready to send a beacon to awaiting alien spacecraft.

#london

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The Hanging Tree | Ben Aaronovitch
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After waiting for over a year, it finally arrived! Happy Halloween 🎃 👻

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Untitled | Anonymous
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This is 100% accurate....

From the We Know What Type of Book Nerd You Are quiz here:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/we-know-what-type-of-book-nerd-you-are

#buzzfeed #books #booknerd #quiz

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This Is Where It Ends | Marieke Nijkamp
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Unrealistically narrated, exploitative. But gripping, in its way, just not, what I feel, was the most respectful telling of a story that keeps repeating.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | Washington Irving
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I read this from the iCollection app and its a good thing I did too. It was the only thing that made the story remotely eerie. There was far too much dull, unnecessary detail thrown in at the beginning and the actual "spooky" stuff is incredibly quick and shortlived.

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Saga Volume 1 | Brian K Vaughan
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Do it for him.

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Saga, Volume 2 | Brian K Vaughan
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We've all been there.

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I treated myself to an early payday gift in light of my first dentist appointment in 8 years. No regrets. Only a little way in and it is perfect for me!
#anxiety #selfhelp

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A quote from Freud that isn't entirely unreasonable or weird! #creativity #psychology #Freud

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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I think "Spy" is overselling it. And the dangerousness of the book wasnt overly clear to me.

But, despite struggling through the second half (the waffling narration more than the plot) it really did pick up at the end and I'm glad I have the second one already.

It's obvious in places and surprising in others and, really, it's not so bad.

Give it a try.

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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The book is quite inspiring to begin with, and the approach is cathartically ruthless, but it begins to feel unreasonable and impractical halfway through as well as boastful. Kondo points out many times that these are Japanese homes she visits, but offers no advice to other lifestyles. Money also seems to be no issue to her or her clients with what she's written.

As you an see from the photo, I'm at least trying to take what I can from the book!