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18 || British || Favourite genres: Horror, romance and Fantasy || Studying marine Vertebrate Zoology ||Naturalist 🍂 www.goodreads.com/Book_Shark
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Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
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Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
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Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King, Owen King
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Untilted | Autechre

Return #2? I can‘t believe it‘s been 5 months away again! Thank University for that! With the holidays here, I have a little bit more free time, and I‘m going to clear up my schedule each week to catch up with my reading! Expect mostly fiction reads, but I may throw in some of my course reading for any other marine vertebrate zoologist out there! Are there any books you pave enjoyed and would recommend? Happy reading, and happy holidays! 📚🦈

BookishMarginalia Welcome back! If you like mysteries, I enjoyed the latest Louise Penny and Donna Leon. I also really liked 13mo
Scurvygirl Hiya! I took a super long break too, welcome home! 13mo
Lcsmcat Sometimes life gets in the way of reading. 😀 13mo
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Book_Shark @BookishMarginalia ooh! I‘ll check them out! Thank you x 13mo
Book_Shark @Scurvygirl and you! 13mo
Book_Shark @Lcsmcat unfortunately! Looking forward to getting back to campus and testing out all the pretty new books on my bookshelf haha! 13mo
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Angels and Demons | Dan Brown

*Initial thoughts*

I‘m CAPTIVATED. The first few pages hooked me like a fish and now the story is just reeling me in! I always adored the film, but it seems as though the novel is taking its place already! I‘ve been meaning to read this for a few years now, so it‘s great I‘ve found the time to get invested 📚 🦈

irre It‘s my favorite Dan Brown book. 2y
Book_Shark @irre I‘m really enjoying it! 2y
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T is for Tree | Greg Fowler
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I have two minds on this book. It‘s gripping (to a degree, at least), bold and sent me on a mini emotional rollercoaster; yet I found myself feeling slightly unsatisfied after completion. I can‘t quite put my finger on what it is, but it may have something to do with the end coming up so fast, without all my questions being answered. I‘m not sure if this was Fowler‘s intention, but it‘s safe to say I‘m left a little disappointed 📚🦈

Book_Shark Also, I did not enjoy the representation of eddy, and why the author felt a need to turn him into a genius, and make him success fall down to a magic tree and not all his hard work. As a previous review stated, to go from almost completely illiterate a few years before, to achieving straight A*s in his GCSE‘s seems far to unrealistic and unnecessary for this particular story, and made me raise my eyebrows in disbelief. It felt lazy and unpolished. (edited) 2y
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T is for Tree | Greg Fowler
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So... what did I miss? I know I‘ve been gone for a while, but with exams and the excitement of University approaching, I really haven‘t had much time to read (other than my study guides) at all! Never mind though, I‘m back now, and you‘ll be hearing a lot more from me... Happy reading 📚🦈

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Just a little update on my 2018 so far...
I GOT THE JOB! I honestly have the nicest boss in the world and I can‘t believe how blessed I am! This years looking up already!

niha923 Congrats ❤ Glad to know things are going well with you :D 2y
ladym30 Congratulations! 2y
youneverarrived Congratulations 😁 2y
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Godmotherx5 Congrats! 2y
TricksyTails Congratulations! 👏👏👏👏 2y
99problemsbutabookaint1 Congrats that's awesomeness!!! 2y
tournevis 👏👏👏👏👏 2y
TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 2y
Book_Shark Thank you everyone! I have such a nice, welcoming boss and I couldn‘t be happier! 2y
cobwebmoth Congrats! 2y
Kati15 Congratulations on the new job! 🎉 2y
Simona Congratulations 👏🙌👏👍 2y
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 2y
emily_m_tubb Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 2y
rubyslippersreads Congratulations! 🎉⭐️🎉 2y
AmyG Congrats!!!🎉 2y
buecherwurm 👏👏👏👏👏🎆🎇🎆 2y
GripLitGrl Congratulations!!!🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
JessClark78 Congratulations!! 🎊🎉🎊🎉 2y
BookwormM Congratulations 2y
drokka Yay! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
TNbookworm Congratulations🎆 2y
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 2y
minkyb Sweet‼️ 2y
megt Congratulations! 2y
Book_Shark Thanks everyone!! It‘s was my first day today and everything went well I think!! 2y
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Time to sort my life out!
This week, I have two job interviews, training for a job I may or may not have already accepted (whoops!), a date and it‘s my first week back at college!! Oh, and I start uni this year studying Msci marine vertebrate zoology in wales!! Looks like a busy year 😎

jhod Exciting! 2y
Book_Shark @jhod it is!! 2y
Libby1 Good luck! 😃 2y
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Christine11 Good luck with everything! 😊 2y
Book_Shark @Libby1 thank you!! Exciting year ahead!! 2y
Book_Shark @Christine11 thanks, and you!! Wish you the best of luck for 2018!! 2y
TNbookworm Good luck with all your endeavors! 2y
Book_Shark @TNbookworm bless! Thank you! 2y
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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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I WILL FINISH THIS...eventually...
To be truthful, I've been so caught up in the repetitive tragedy of love in the Owens' house-hold (Practical magic) that I completely forgot to read any of this today! I'm actually half way through practical magic- something I'm happy with considering I've been ridiculously busy this week already- so I should be finished by tomorrow... anyway, sorry Stephen King! I haven't abandoned you yet! 😂😂📚🦈

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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This quote really struck a cord with me. I think at some point in everyone's life, we've all wished we could simply "be like everyone else"-The grass is always greener on the other side, right? For this quote, I almost felt the pain of desperation the girls must be feeling to "fit in" to the society that has so obviously shunned them. They long to be rid of their individuality and to simply blend in. It's quite sad really, when you think about it.

JazzFeathers True. But l understand the feeling, especially in a teenager. Being your true self isn't easy. 2y
Book_Shark @JazzFeathers it's something that's always upset me. The fact that as a society we can turn our back on anyone who's different 😢 I mean, individuality should be celebrated, not feared 😢 2y
JazzFeathers @Book_Shark l agree. Unfortunately, it seems to me that today conformism is greatly rewarded, where individuality is almost frowned upon... 2y
Book_Shark @JazzFeathers it is a sad notion 😢 hopefully one day we'll overcome it! (But I doubt it 😬) 2y
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Wow! What can I say! I‘ve been using this (with great joy) for 4 days now and I can‘t believe I‘ve already reached 1,000!! Thank you Littens for your kind words and brilliant recommendations!! This years looking up already!! 📚🦈❤️😇

Andrew65 🎉🎊👍🍾🥂😊 2y
tournevis 🎉🎇🎆🎇🎆🎉 2y
FantasyChick Yay!!! 👏👏👏 2y
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BethM Welcome to your new perpetual addiction! 2y
Book_Shark @BethM @Andrew65 @tournevis @FantasyChick Thank you everyone ❤️❤️ 2y
Christine11 Well done !!! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Yay!🎉🎊🎉🎊 2y
JazzFeathers 👏👏🙌🙌🙌😁😁 2y
robinb Wow, congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏 2y
DGRachel Congrats!🎉🎉🍾🎉🎉 2y
Book_Shark @robinb thanks!! 2y
Book_Shark @DGRachel Thank you so much 😸😸 2y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 2y
Reviewsbylola 🎉🎉🎉 2y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊📚 2y
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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So, my first 3 2018 books are...
1. Physical copy: Sleeping beauties (still haven‘t finished it 😳)
2. E-book: Practical magic
3. Audio book: Norse Mythology- Neil Gaiman

Happy reading Littens!!

Andrew65 Norse Book is going to be my first audiobook of 2018 too. 😊 2y
MinDea I loved Norse Mythology! It was my first Neil Gaiman and reading about norse. @Andrew65 2y
Book_Shark @Andrew65 that‘s great! You‘ll have to tell me what you think 😁 2y
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Book_Shark @MinDea great! I‘ve listened to about an hour so far, and I‘m loving it! 2y
Ubookquitous Love Alice Hoffman and her classic 2y
kezzlou85 I haven't finished sleeping beauties either 2y
Book_Shark @Ubookquitous I‘m really enjoying it!! 2y
Book_Shark @kezzlou85 it‘s a beast!! I‘m just struggling to find the time!! 2y
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Okay, so I‘ve already wished everyone a happy New Years, but it‘s officially 2018 here in England and I was wondering what everyone‘s 2018 reading list looks like?? My New Years bookish resolution is to jump out of my comfort zone and read as many weird and wonderful books as possible! Recommendations welcome please!

TricksyTails Happy New Year!!🎊🎆🎉 2y
Book_Shark @TricksyTails And to you! 📚🦈❤️ 2y
TricksyTails Hugs to you and your fur babies! 🐶😸♥️ 2y
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Book_Shark @TricksyTails Much love to yours too!! 2y
TieDyeDude Thanks for the follow. I'm loving the Obama Inheritance. I've only read two stories, but the first imagines Michelle as a member of a secret women's strike force, and the second has Obama and Biden as time-traveling Star Trek-ish crew members 2y
Book_Shark @GoodForCirculation Thanks for the fantastic recommendations! 2y
BethM He's adorable! 2y
Book_Shark @BethM thank you!! 2y
Cortg Happy New Year! The weirdest book I read in 2017 was The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving. I loved it for it‘s quirkiness. 2y
Book_Shark @Cortg will have to add it to my TBR!! 2y
SomedayAlmost John Irving is good reading. Weirdest book I've read in a while is the very dark "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn. I liked it but you have to ride out the intensity & not all the freak show characters are likable in any way! Also some of the satirical attacks on ableism did not sit well with my friends. 2y
Book_Shark @SomedayAlmost will add it to my TBR! Thanks! 2y
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I‘d like to wish all my Littens a very happy new year!! I hope the new year brings happiness and success to your homes and with it, plenty of great reads! Thank you for such a lovely Litsy welcome! ❤️❤️📚🦈

valeriegeary Boop! 2y
OrangeMooseReads I want to scratch his cheekers 😻😻 2y
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everlocalwest So much lovely kitten face! Love it! 😸😸😸 2y
Book_Shark @OrangeMooseReads Ahhh! I know isn't he pretty! My old boy! 2y
Book_Shark @everlocalwest Thank you! My dog was eager to get in the photo shoot though! 2y
Purrfectpages What a great picture of such a cute kitty! 2y
Book_Shark @Purrfectpages Thank you! 😸😸 2y
Bookzombie Your cat is so pretty!! Happy New Year!🎆 2y
Book_Shark @Bookzombie bless!! Thank you and happy new year!! 2y
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 2y
Book_Shark @Redwritinghood Happy new year!! 2y
JessClark78 Happy New Year! 2y
Book_Shark @JessClark78 and to you!! 2y
Sace This face! 😍 2y
Book_Shark @RestlessFickleBookSlut ah! I caught him off guard 😂😂 2y
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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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I love this bookmark purely because of the mistake 😂 (the birdie trapped in the zebra‘s stripes!) #NewYearsReadathon

TricksyTails How cool! I like it because the Zebra looks like he's smiling right at me! 2y
Book_Shark @TricksyTails I know, I think it‘s great! 📚🦈 2y
Ms_T That‘s a very happy zebra 🦓 2y
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Book_Shark @Ms_T guess he likes the book too 😉 2y
Soubhiville I like his smile too! 😁 🦓 2y
Book_Shark @Soubhiville I‘m going to say “thank you” on his behalf! 2y
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@TheBookFawn Saw you try this and just had to give it a go!

Elizabeth Bennet? Certainly not going to complain against that! 😉




LiteraryinLititz I got Atticus Finch! 2y
minkyb I git Atticus Finch as well @LiteraryinLititz 2y
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GripLitGrl I got Atticus Finch also ☺ 2y
Book_Shark @GripLitGrl @minkyb @LiteraryinLititz You guys could make a club considering you‘ve all got Atticus Finch!! 😂😂 It‘s rather strange considering I‘m reading To Kill A mocking bird too! 2y
readinginthedark I got Elizabeth Bennet, too! Could‘ve called that one. 😊 (edited) 2y
Book_Shark @readinginthedark ah my quiz twin! 2y
tpixie Atticus Finch 2y
readinginthedark 😉🥂 2y
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Two by Two | Nicholas Sparks
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So, after much thought about what books I'd like to read to start my 2018 right, I couldn't help think about my stash of books I meant to read, but never got round to. I've always had a deep love for Nicholas Sparks' Novels- the way he writes is so beautiful, I sometimes forget I'm reading a book and not living in it. So what better way to start 2018, than with "Two by Two". Better get the tissues ready!


Eggs I do enjoy NS 💕 2y
Book_Shark @Eggs I must say, he‘s one of my favourites! 📚🦈 2y
alleyfam51699 I have this one sitting on my shelf. I may have to get it out and read it this week. 2y
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Book_Shark @alleyfam51699 my plan was to start it on either Monday/Tuesday depending on how quickly I get through my current novels and how much I drink on Sunday! 😬🍷 You will have to let me know how you find it 📚🦈 2y
mdm139 Beautiful photo 2y
alleyfam51699 Same here. I‘m waiting on 2 books from Amazon today and hope to finish those this weekend. My friend went to school with Nicolas Sparks. It‘s fun to read books that take place near me. 2y
Book_Shark @mdm139 Thank you! I try 😂🙏🏻 2y
Book_Shark @alleyfam51699 Wow! Now that is something to tell your friends! I'm trying to cram as many books as I can in the holidays, I have 4 A-Levels to study for! 2y
CrowCAH Welcome to Litsy! 😊 2y
Book_Shark @CrowCAH Thank you! 2y
tpixie @Book_Shark @alleyfam51699 Nicholas Sparks is tuned into his feminine side! That‘s for sure! 2y
Book_Shark @tpixie and it's wonderful! 2y
tpixie ❤️♥️❤️ 2y
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As a child, this novella was a chore for me to read! I simply didn't enjoy it and I just could figure out why. I was constantly re-reading over each page and I was relieved to see the back of this book. However, I recently picked this book back up and I must say, I was completely and utterly wrong! Maybe it was because I read it out of choice and not because I had to, but I genuinely found this book enjoyable. This is now a Christmas staple! 📚🦈

readinginthedark It‘s fantastic on audio, too! 2y
Book_Shark @readinginthedark will have to check it out! Currently listening to Neil Gaiman Norse Mythology 😜😇📚🦈 2y
readinginthedark Ooh, I need to read that one! 2y
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tpixie It‘s funny how timing can change a book for you! 2y
Book_Shark @readinginthedark it's good so far! 2y
Book_Shark @tpixie I know! To be honest I went in with my expectations rather low because I had read it previously... let's just say I was more than pleasantly surprised 😉😇📚🦈 2y
tpixie ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Thought I‘d add a dash of the classics while I still have time! 📚🦈

DGRachel I love that cover!😍😍 2y
Book_Shark @DGRachel Thank you! I felt blessed to find it! 📚🦈 2y
Bklover Welcome to Litsy! (A little late!) 2y
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Book_Shark @Bklover Thankyou! 📚🦈 2y
robinb Welcome Aboard! Happy you‘ve joined us at Litsy! 😊 2y
Book_Shark @robinb Happy to be here! 📚🦈 2y
bookloo This is such a beautiful copy. 😍 2y
Book_Shark @bookloo thank youu ❤️ 2y
DrexEdit I love this cover! Welcome to Litsy @Book_Shark! Nice to meet you! 😊 2y
Book_Shark @DrexEdit nice to meet you too and thank you! It was a nice find! 2y
UwannaPublishme Cool photo! Welcome to Litsy! 👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻👍🏻👍🏻🍾🍾 2y
Book_Shark @UwannaPublishme I appreciate it! 2y
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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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It‘s official...I‘m in love with this book! I still have a bit to go but, once again, King has had me hooked from page to page. Often, I find books with such a vast range of characters tend to confuse me rather than entertain me, but this novel is easy to follow and almost impossible to put down. I can‘t wait to finish this beast soon! ❤️📚❤️

Scurvygirl Welcome to Litsy! This book is amazing!! 2y
Book_Shark @Scurvygirl Thank you! And it is! It's completely exceeded my expectations! 2y
EchoLogical I really enjoyed this book, with the exception of Lilah Norcross. I can't put my finger on what it was about her that I hated though. 😅 2y
Book_Shark @EchoLogical Im really enjoying this book, but I have to say, there are times when I get a little bit frustrated with the things that fall out of their mouths 😂. I guess that's why I like it so much though, I get very involved in it 😂. It's interesting to see King bring the story from each characters perspective 📚🦈 2y
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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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While reading this book, I came across this gem of a quote. It reminded me of another little quote- “A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.” Lisa Kleypas- and I couldn't help thinking about how important it is to allow both boys and girls a chance to delve into the world of fiction and how important a strong female lead in a book can be to a child's social development.

swishandflick Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉 2y
Book_Shark Thank you! 🌹 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here!! 2y
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Book_Shark Thank you 😊😇 2y
jfalkens Welcome to Litsy and happy reading 😊🎊📖🎉📚 2y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! 👏😊📚🎉📚🎉 #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Book_Shark @jfalkens I feel very welcomed, thank you! 📚 🦈 2y
Book_Shark @TricksyTails I appreciate it! This is one of the friendliest communities I've known! 📚🦈 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! I hope you enjoy it here and I look forward to seeing more of your posts. 😉 2y
Book_Shark @PurpleyPumpkin Thank you! They'll be plenty to come 😁 It's a lovely break from my college exams and Uni preparations for next year! 📚🦈 2y
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😸 2y
Book_Shark @BookwormAHN Bless you! 📚🦈 (edited) 2y
DivaDiane Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
Book_Shark @DivaDiane Thank you! 2y
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy, @Book_Shark ! ❤️📚❤️ 2y
Book_Shark @Libby1 Thank you! 📚🦈 2y
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Book_Shark @Purrfectpages Thank you! 🎉🎉 2y
MrBook Welcome to Litsy, @Book_Shark !!! 2y
Book_Shark @MrBook Thank you! 2y
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