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Bindrosbookshelf

Joined March 2016

Follow me on Goodreads @bindrosbookshelf. I update there constantly- here not so much but I try! Blog: https://bindrosbookshelf.com
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All Systems Red by Martha Wells
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Nothing Is Okay by Rachel Wiley
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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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I am one of the few readers out there that love Wuthering Heights so I was excited to see this at my library.

I am also very curious in reading works where the author has interpreted the classic text and have made their own story. Also Kate Mosse is a favourite.
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#currentlyreading #reversereadathon #deweysaug

CareBear This is one of my favorite books 2w
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Opening line for the #reversereadathon:
‘Even before stepping into the cottage, Gary knows that this is bad.‘

Switching to a thriller from all the SciFi and Fantasy I‘ve been reading lately

#currentlyreading #deweyaug #readathonhourlyphoto @DeweysReadathon

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My reading month in July was ok with only one 3 star read. The rest were 4 or 5 stars.

I had a whole week where I only read two books due to my birthday trip but I did manage to finish #thebookjunkietrials and read my Austen for the month as well as squeezing my poetry book for the month.

6613 pages

11 print
4 ebook
3 audio

#monthlywrapup #julywrapup

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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My weekend reading stack since I was unable to participate last weekend in the #24in48
Need to finish off those #bookjunkietrials prompts
Not shown here but on my Kobo that I want to try to fit in as well:
• An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
• The Invasion by Peadar O‘Guilin
• Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
Wish me luck!!
#currentlyreading #weekendstack

cookreadsleep That‘s a pretty stack! 4w
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Finding little bookish corners in arty cafes hidden down laneways...

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Umami | Laia Jufresa
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I may have found a cheap bookstore...

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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Just arrived at my hotel and set up my book stack. Still feel like I should have brought more books with me on my holiday...
#currentlyreading #holiday #melbournevisit

Caroline2 Ohhh that‘s a good looking stack tho! 😯 1mo
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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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One of the books that has been on my TBR the longest. Finally getting to the book that everyone else has read and so far I‘m really enjoying it.

Reading for the The Great Library prompt and for bookquest which involves reading through my unread shelves #bookjunkietrials #teambard #currentlyreading #bookquest

BookwormM Amazing series of books 1mo
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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This book is HYPED in the book communities I belong to and even at the SciFi and Fantasy bookstore I go to.

It‘s also SciFi and I still feel like an imposter saying I like SciFi since I haven‘t read a lot in the genre.

Due to these reasons, may I introduce you to my intimidating read at the Giant Squid for the #bookjunkietrials for team #bard ?

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shanaqui I hope you enjoy it! But hey, if you don't, you don't -- no pressure. 😅 Plenty more SF in the world! 1mo
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Nothing Is Okay | Rachel Wiley
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My indulgent read for the Empty Barrel Inn prompt in the #bookjunkietrials

Also the team #bard weakness is to read a book with music or poetry in it so this counts.

I‘ve been reading one poetry collection a month this year as poetry was an area I wasn‘t giving a lot of love to in my reading life and I‘ve been really glad that I‘ve been able to follow this challenge and get amazing poems along the way

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I haven‘t been feeling the best this week and therefore haven‘t been reading that much (which is how you can tell something is off with me!).

I have been managing bits and pieces of Spinning Silver, my atmospheric read for the Hallow Isle in the #bookjunkietrials

Definitely a great read for winter, which it is here in Australia ❄️

#currentlyreading #bard #bookjunkietrials

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Once & Future | Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta
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So I read my first book for the #bookjunkietrials on team #bard
I really enjoyed this SciFi retelling of the Arthur legend. It‘s diverse and has a found family that I adore.

The first challenge at Elven guard is done and I got past those elves by brushing up on my political skills that I learnt from this book 😉

Onwards to the hallow isle and my atmospheric read!

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Once & Future | Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta
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Starting my first book of the month. It‘s Monday and I need to have all three bookclub books read by Friday. No pressure, right?
#currentlyreading #amreading #julytbr #bookjunkietrials #bard

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Nothing Is Okay | Rachel Wiley
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I am participating in the #bookjunkietrials for July in team #bard
If you would like to see my reasoning behind the picks, check out my blog post here: http://bit.ly/2Yr0hPy
Ambitious but doable and fits a few more Hugo reads in to help finalise my nominations before end of July!

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Hold Your Own | Kate Tempest
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My #bookhaul today to cheer me up.
The Maggie O‘Farrell and This Shattered World were on sale.
Good Talk looks amazing, what I have flipped through, same goes for the two poetry books.
Just read the Poet X and NEEDED With the Fire On High.
I‘m in a weird reading mood and I think my choices reflect that...

Kalalalatja Love, love, love the tagged book 🙌 2mo
Lovesbooks87 With the Fire on High was so good! 2mo
Bindrosbookshelf @Kalalalatja I read another of hers earlier this year and really enjoyed it but even just the opening poem I read in the store, I HAD to get it! 2mo
Bindrosbookshelf @Lovesbooks87 I‘m looking forward to it 😍😍 2mo
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The Strays | Emily Bitto
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When I go secondhand book shopping, I go hard and then go home 😊
Money goes to a really important cause and I get cheaper books. Win win really, except for finding space for them all on my triple stacked bookcases...
#secondhandbookhaul #lifelinebookfest

Joanne1 All for a good cause. But don‘t shelve the tagged book. Put that beside your bed and read immediately. It‘s stunning. 2mo
Bindrosbookshelf @Joanne1 thanks for the tip! I‘m in a GR group reading through the Stella award winners so I‘m hoping it comes up sooner rather than later! 2mo
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On a Sunbeam | Tillie Walden
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Reading through as many Hugo nominated works for 2018 so I can vote for the first time. This graphic novel floored me in the best way. Completely recommend and I‘ve been sick with one cold after another and haven‘t felt in the mood to read at all, so this is saying something!

Also dog cuddles when sick are the best. Right Pedro?

TheLibrarian What a sweet dog you have!! 2mo
Broke_Girl_Reads I loved this one too! 2mo
ladym30 What a sweet face! 2mo
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Catching up on my classics so I can jump into the Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter having read all the original sources. Today I‘ve gotten through the Island of Dr Moreau and Rappacinni‘s Daughter. Last one up is Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I did it again, went to the library to pick up Trail of Lightning for my Hugo reading and came home with more that I thought I would, not for my Hugo reading at all!

laytonwoman3rd But that's the POINT of libraries! 3mo
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When you go to the library to pick up two Monstress volumes and come home with more than you planned...
#libraryhaul

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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I finished book 1 at 2am and then went into a deep sleep.
Bouncing back now at 8am to jump back in. Who needs sleep, really?
Also Freshwater was amazing, 5 stars.
#readathon #deweyapril #readathonaussie @DeweysReadathon

laytonwoman3rd Book darts! 4mo
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Reading my 100 pages for lent, started strong on the first day.
Finished Archenemies.
Started Hannah Green.
#lentenreadingchallenge #day1oflent

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Excuse my Leslie Knope bag that I propped my books up on but I couldn‘t wait until my train arrived home before sharing what I got today! So excited 😍
Pulp Fiction bookstore, you win again 🙌 #bookhaul #allthescifiandfantasyplease

Sue That looks like your weekend sorted! 6mo
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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames
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See? This is why I don‘t like clowns...

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Killing Gravity | Corey J. White
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I have a new favourite bookstore 😍 it sells both mystery plus science fiction and fantasy and has really friendly staff.
#bookhaul #newbookstore

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When you go to the library to return six books and pick up three, you end up with six again 🤷‍♀️
The Wedding Date, In am Absent Dream and the Perfect Girlfriend were all holds.

The Calculating Stars, The Kiss Quotient and European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman all caught my eye 📚📚📚
#libraryhaul #librarystack

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Brutally Honest | Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
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What a start...

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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#24in48 is done ✅

Jas16 🙌🏽🎉📚🥳 7mo
PurpleyPumpkin Wow, good for you! Congrats!🎉 7mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Book 7 complete
I reread one of my favourites and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Highly recommend rereading a favourite during a readathon
#24in48

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Book 7
This is a reread of a favourite.
So far I‘m really enjoying it and having a giggle at the banter between the Bennetts. I also realised Mr Collins was an OG mansplainer and the way he did not take no for an answer after hearing it THREE TIMES is quite concerning. Also Miss Bingley was a low key Regina George. I‘m getting to the bit where Lizzie visits Charlotte for the first time so we all know what is about to happen...
#24in48 #24in48ausnz

Erofan So beautiful cover and cutie 🐕❤ 6mo
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Ruin of Stars | Linsey Miller
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Book 6 done ✅
To be fair, I had half of this read before the readathon but had been waiting for a good time to pick it back up.
Loved the conclusion to the series but I have to say I loved the first book that little bit more. Would recommend the duology to anyone who wants to see a hunger games except for assassins and with a gender fluid main character
#24in48 #24in48ausnz

GatheringBooks i have only read two, thus far! and i am halfway through my sunday in my part of the world! 🤣😭💕🧚🏼‍♀️ 7mo
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Ruin of Stars | Linsey Miller
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Book 5
So this one is already half read but what better time to finish a book that you have been meaning to get to?
#24in48 #24in48ausnz

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So Lucky: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Book 5 complete ✅
An #ownvoices book about the main character losing a lot (wife/job) but learning to adjust to living with a disease where your mind and body can let you down. Such an important book to read to have a different perspective.
#24in48 #24in48ausnz

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So Lucky: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Croissants, dogs and books? What more could a girl need?

I started this morning with Book 5 - So Lucky, about Mara who has her wife leave her, a diagnosis of MS and loses her job all in the same week.

#24in48 #24in48ausnz

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Book 4 done ✅
I forget to post this before going to sleep.
I loved this story so much. So fantastical.
Just read it. 5 stars.
#24in48 #24in48ausnz

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Book 4 for #24in48

This was recommended by my bibliologist from myTBR, Book Riot‘s personalised recommendation service, and I have wanted to read it for ages. This is probably the book I have been most excited about this readathon
#24in48ausnz #24in48 #gettbr

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I really enjoyed these poems.
5 stars
#24in48 #24in48ausnz

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Book 3 is poetry, to spice things up
#24in48 #24in48ausnz

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Rosewater | Tade Thompson
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Book 2 finished!
I am pretty new to sci-fi so I wasn‘t sure if I would like this one but it was amazing! It‘s such a complicated book to explain but you will get it if you read it, trust me.
#24in48 #24in48ausnz

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Rosewater | Tade Thompson
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Book 2 for #24in48

So far I‘m enjoying this one with an alien biodome, xenosphere, sensitives and a past that is being discovered at the same time as a lot of action in the current day with jealous ex-husbands and secret govt divisions.
#24in48 #24in48ausnz

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First book down for #24in48

4 star read for me involving a boarding school (though not all of it is set at the school), an obsessive relationship, a mentor with a magnetic pull and dream experiments that may not be that ethical. Highly recommend to anyone who likes the weird and wonderful.

#24in48 #24in48ausnz

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My first book for #24in48 #teamausnz
So far I have read for 2h 38mins and it is now 3am.
I‘m going to go to sleep and dive right back in when I wake up.
So far I‘m really enjoying the foreshadowing aspect which is something that is a hit or miss with me. It has a strange boarding school, experiment vibe and I‘m starting to think that the whole thing is a one big experiment but I could be getting ahead of myself

Donald.Elbert Where do you live if you don't mind me asking? 7mo
Donald.Elbert I ask because it's 9am here lol 7mo
Bindrosbookshelf @Trashcanman In Australia, how about you? 7mo
Donald.Elbert @Bindrosbookshelf I live in Los Angeles, California. Hello from way over here to you waaaayyyy over there. 7mo
Bindrosbookshelf Hello 👋 Yep it‘s just after 3am Saturday so I‘m going to say good night and get some sleep in! 7mo
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My #24in48 readathon TBR.
I wrote a little about each of picks in my blog post:
bit.ly/2S2qx2v
Starting here in Australia in 15 mins!! Any other aussies or new zealanders reading along? #24in48ausnz

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Another day., another library haul. With this little stack I‘m at 19 books currently out. Clearly my current system of return one, pick up four is not working 😉 #libraryhaul #bookstack

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Kalpa Imperial | Ursula K. Le Guin, Angélica Gorodischer
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A+ story heading 🙌

📖CR: Kalpa Imperial
#currentlyreading #amreading

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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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📖CR: The Catcher in the Rye

Trying to complete the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge by getting an assigned hated book out of the way. Only 50 pages left 🙏

Samplergal Aww. I loved it. I‘ve read it about five times over my lifetime. 8mo
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Rosewater | Tade Thompson
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My library stack just keeps getting bigger. Welcome new library books, come and wait to be overdue with the others...

Library wins again
#libraryhaul

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Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Not my best reading month as I slumped hard and didn‘t read anything for the first two weeks. Luckily I was able to push through and read this bunch which were just amazing, some in completely different ways.

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Really enjoying this one so far but the foreshadowing... This is going to make me cry, I can just feel it
#currentlyreading