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BooknerdsLife

Joined June 2017

Just a nerdy Mom🤓❤️ books📚 “It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”~ Oscar Wilde
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The usual humours mixed with multiple murders & a clever plot made me love this one even more than the first book!
It did get a little slow at times, but the witty banters & friendship between the members (of Thursday Murder Club) from the retirement village made me giggles out loud & reminded me not to underestimate your elderly! I want to join their community & be as sassy as Elizabeth & Joyce when I grow old! 😆

#bookreview #murder #mystery

ElizaMarie Me too!!! 6mo
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Finished this one 2 weeks ago & I can't stop thinking about it.
A story spanned over decades, about love, friendship, self love and grief of loved ones. (Which is so relatable & really tugs on my heartstrings)
It has left me struggling in a reading slump 😫
One of my favorite reads of the year!

#bookreview #booknerd

Erinsuereads That is a striking cover 6mo
BooknerdsLife @ErinSueMreads IKR! It's more gorgeous IRL! My photo isn't doing it justice 😅 6mo
fredamans It's taking me forever to get through.... We feel so differently.... 6mo
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Galatea: Short story | Madeline Miller
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Also read this one back in May.
Another Greek Mythology retelling, about a statute made of ivory, & came to life by Aphrodite.
Love Miller's take on this story. Its very short but totally packed a punch!
100% my auto buy author. Love Every single book she has written so far and cannot wait for her next one.

(Sorry I'm posting about some of the books I've read in past months cause I wasn't able to back then)

#bookreview #greekmythology

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My first Kazuo Ishiguro book. Read it in June, or was it May? Gave it a 4⭐ at the time, as time goes by, changing it to 3.5/5⭐
About a beautiful friendship between an AI & a little girl who had chosen the AI (among others) as her companion. Love the POV & I was totally captivated & moved by the writing. Was it something unique or extraordinary? Not really, but definitely want to read more books by this author.

#bookreview #booknerdslife

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Empire of the Vampire | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Not gonna lie, I'm so excited to see our Aussie author #JayKristoff made the list! 😱 Cannot wait to finish the tagged book, along with all the others on that list. Including some of the Crime& Thrillers from the list as well.
How many of the books from the list have you read? What do you think about them?

#TheBritishBookAwards #Fiction #booknerdslife #currentread #TBR #KlaraAndTheSun #CloudCuckooLand #SallyRooney #RichardOsman #SorrowAndBliss

TrishB I‘ve read 5 and have one more on the pile. 10mo
BooknerdsLife @TrishB That's awesome! Did you enjoy them? 7mo
BooknerdsLife @TrishB ...And so sorry about late reply 7mo
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Reading #StationEleven during lunch
This one has been on my TBR for years, but the hypes around it had stopped me from picking it up, now it's the hypes that made me curious about it all over again.
Honestly, I don't know if this is the best time or worst time to read this book... provided it's about lives before and after a pandemic, it really does strike a nerve there. Nonetheless, it's written beautifully & I'm hooked.

#CurrentRead #scifi

MrsMalaprop I am just starting this one too! And same same, wondering about the timing 🤔🦠😷 10mo
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Empire of the Vampire | JAY. KRISTOFF
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I'm only 41% in but I'm loving the idea of Vampires being the monster once again, like the old classic Dracula or Interview With The Vampire, instead of some love interests we have seen in some books these past few years.
Reading this 800pages monster along with other books, so might take me awhile to finish. In the mean time...
Do you prefer reading Vampires as horrific monster? Or some kind of romantic love interest?

#currentread #bookworm

5feet.of.fury I prefer the scary monster version! I mean I still read some nonsense romantic/conflicted vampire stories but… 10mo
BooknerdsLife @5feet.of.fury Hahaaa right? 🙂 I would not say no to a good read either but we need more dark vampire stories! 🦇💀 10mo
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EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Happy Wednesday to you all! Thank you @Eggs for another wonderful idea for this #Wondrouswednesday
1. Here's one of the bookshelves I share with my kid
2. I'm not sure if it's the most important book I've read, but it's definitely one of my favorites so far : #HowToStopTime by #MattHaig
3. I haven't bailed on any book this year yet. Last year I DNF #OneLastStop , I really wish I could love it more.

#booknerdslife #bookworm #readinglife

5feet.of.fury Pretty shelf! 😍 10mo
Eggs Great shelfie! 10mo
Dodi I see The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo which I loved 😍 10mo
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BooknerdsLife @5feet.of.fury Aww Thank you 💗 10mo
BooknerdsLife @Eggs Aww Thank you! 😘 10mo
BooknerdsLife @Dodi YES!!! Read Seven Husbands years ago, before all the hypes! It was my first TJR book & totally took me by surprise! It's till one of my favorite books! Cannot love it enough! 10mo
Dodi @BooknerdsLife Me too, I still think of it when I see things that remind me of her story :-) 10mo
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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"life is an adventure to be embraced with an open mind and loving heart" ~ Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other

Usually the Awards Winning books and I don't really get along ? but this one here, it was one of very few books I've truly enjoyed last year.
#CuriousCovers #Yellow ?
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs ? hope you don't mind me jumping into this book covers photo challenge ?
#bookquotes #booknerd #booknerdslife

Eggs We are happy to have you 💛📒🌼 2y
BooknerdsLife @Eggs Thank you 🤗💛🌻 2y
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Just started this one but already know that this is going to be one of my favourite books, one that will occupy my heart for a very long time!
Loving Klune's writing very much & definitely need to look for more of his works

#currentread #lgbtqread #pridemonth #booknerd #booknerdslife

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Some of my favorite #LGBTQ Books for Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈 (Part 2)

I know lots of people love Red White & Royal Blue, I did enjoy it while reading it, but honestly, I still prefer Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and Less a little more in terms of the writing 😬🙈

#PrideMonth #Lgbtqreads #LGBTQBooks #booknerd

BookHoarder32 Did you see there will be a sequel? 😁 2y
BooknerdsLife @BookHoarder32 Yes!!!! Cannot wait to read the sequel!!! 2y
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1. Currently reading : The House in the Cerulean Sea, Guncle, and Project Hail Mary
2. Top of my TBR : The House in the Cerulean Sea & Malibu Rising
3. Last LGBTQ book I've read : Girl Women Other

#Weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

#currentread #booknerd #booknerdslife

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"Knowledge is finite. Wonder is infinite."

"You can't find happiness looking for the meaning of life. Meaning is only the third most important thing. It comes after loving and being.". Matt Haig, The Humans
Just 2 of the many quotes I love from this book!! Cannot stop thinking about it!
#BookQuotes #Booknerd #mustread

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My first ever Matt Haig book and everything they said about his writing is So True!
This one moved me to tears from the very beginning to end. Reminded us how to Be Humans & what humanity really means to us... ❤️

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Happy June & Happy Pride Month ❤️🌈
Just a few of my favorite #LGBTQ Reads
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo will always be one of those books that I cannot recommend enough! Love how Taylor Jenkins Reid can always make her characters seem so real that you want to google about those characters during and after you've read her books! #BooknerdsLife #lgbtqreads

Dodi What did you think about The confession? Unfortunately, it didn't work for me, I tried hard and I read it until the end but there was no chemistry... 10mo
BooknerdsLife @Dodi I'm sorry it didn't work for you. I did enjoy it, not as much as her first book. The characters in The Confession are quite unlikable but I remember I couldn't put it down & finished it in 2 sittings, which is rare for me. Was a little disappointed with how it ends tho. 10mo
Dodi @BooknerdsLife Wow, in 2 sittings! It took ages for me to finish it :-) I was surprised I didn't like it because there are some similarities with The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo... perhaps the writing style or as you say the characters were unlikable. 10mo
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Lore | Alexandra Bracken
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The synopsis mentioned Greek mythology meets Hunger Games & I‘m sold! Plus I‘ve read her other book Passenger & really enjoyed her writing, cannot wait to start this during the #JoyousJanuary #Readathon this weekend!! Haven‘t read a YA fantasy in some times, hope this one won‘t disappoint *fingers crossed*
#YAFantasy #GreekMythology #newbook

TorieStorieS I hope you enjoy it! I thought it was a fun read that nicely combines familiar and fresh elements! 2y
BooknerdsLife @TorieStorieS So happy to hear that! I‘m really looking forward to read it too! 2y
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Read the 2nd book Golden Son & Morning Star back to back! Well with that big cliff hanger you just have to! The whole Red Rising series is AMAZING & I haven‘t loved a series this much since forever (Or maybe since The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare) Never knew I‘d love reading a SciFi but Brown is brilliant in writing his characters which had me hooked from the start! #SciFi #MustRead #booknerdslife #nerdymom

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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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Didn‘t read too many books last year but most of them were fantastic read, including this one! I‘m late on this but I‘ve heard lots of good things about it & didn‘t want to set my expectations too high! Was surprised how well written it is, with great characters & clever plots that really got you thinking. Underneath the murder theme it‘s about being who you are & try to be true to yourself! Love it! A Must Read!!

Reviewsbylola I loved this and her second book, and I don‘t typically like YA! 2y
kaarnalaiva I‘m currently reading this and Loving it! 2y
BooknerdsLife @RosaS Yay! Happy Reading! 🤗 I hope you‘ll like it too! Can‘t wait to hear what you think of it! 🤓 2y
BooknerdsLife @Reviewsbylola Same! This one definitely exceeded my expectations! 😊 Still on waiting list (from my library) for the second! Can‘t wait! 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This #JoyousJanuary might just be what I need for this month! Hope to start at least one new book and read at least half of a book I started! 🙌🏼📚 Thank you

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us. 😊 2y
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Happy New Year to you all 🎉
What a year it‘s been! Sorry I haven‘t been here, my husband of 22 years had a heart attack and passed away unexpectedly last year...it was a lot to take in & to deal with ...but I‘m hanging in there ...so trying to get back or attempting to get back to a normal routine
Wish you all a wonderful year ahead💖
Be grateful for & treasure the ones you love🙏🏼

Hestapleton I am so so sorry for your loss 💜 2y
BooknerdsLife @Hestapleton awww thank you 🥺🙏🏼💖 2y
TheDaysGoBy Sorry for your loss! 2y
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batsy I'm so sorry for your loss. 2y
BooknerdsLife @TheDaysGoBy 🙏🏼💖💖 2y
BooknerdsLife @batsy 🥺💖🙏🏼 2y
La_Cori So sorry for your loss! I wish you all the best 🤗💕 2y
Thousand-Lives I‘m so sorry. Sending hugs and positive thoughts. 2y
MrsMalaprop Oh my goodness. So sorry to hear that. 😢 Take care. 2y
TrishB So sorry for your loss 💔. 2y
Deblovestoread I‘m so sorry for your loss. 2y
Simona Sorry for loss💔 2y
BookwormM So sorry 😢 is 2y
Reggie So sorry for your loss. 2y
BooknerdsLife @La_Cori @Thousand-Lives @MrsMalaprop @TrishB @Kdgordon88 @Simona @BookwormM @Reggie I‘m so sorry for late reply 😔 Thank you so much for all your love & kind words 🙏🏼❤️❤️ Truly appreciate them!!! 2y
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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Why didn't I read this earlier??
It's really just as good as everyone told me! And definitely gave me that Hunger Games vibe (I was told it's different vibe in 2nd book) but with #SciFi elements and took place in Mars and galaxy far far away😆 Love the characters and the world building! Fast paced and action packed! What a Brilliant first book! 4.5⭐️/5
#fantasy #booknerd #bibliophile #bookworm #wrapup

GrilledCheeseSamurai Yaaaas! Amazeballs series! 🤩❤️🤩 3y
BooknerdsLife @GrilledCheeseSamurai OMGOSH!!!! 😱 Yes it is!!!!!! And I freakin adore Sevro 😭❤️ (fingers Crossing he better made it til the end of the series) 🤞🏼🤞🏼 3y
BooknerdsLife @GrilledCheeseSamurai Aaahhhh 😱😩 I‘m dying to know!!! 😭 3y
cariashley These books are soooo good but brutal! 3y
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DARKDAWN. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Happy weekend!
Anyone else super excited about this last book in the #Nevernight chronicle? It's always lovely to be able to attend the book launch & meet the brilliant author #JayKristoff again. I can't wait to get back into this series!
(BTW, it was winter here last month so perfectly normal that I had my scarf on& not being a weirdo😆)

#NotYA #Fantasy #Booknerd #bookworm #AussieReader #TBR #MeetTheAuthor

Reggie Nice pic! 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Looking gorgeous Eliza! ❤️ 3y
Jas_thebookthief Hey! Finally found my password for this app and messaging you here. In the hope that you are using this app if not Instagram. Please please reply❤️🙏 2y
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BooknerdsLife @Jee_HookedOnBookz awww you‘re too kind!!! 💖 2y
BooknerdsLife @Reggie thank you!!! 🙏🏼💖 2y
BooknerdsLife @Jas_thebookthief OMG!!! Jas!!! My sweet sweet friend!!! How are you??? 😭❤️❤️❤️ Miss you very much & so much has happened!!! I‘m still locked out from my IG account 😣 but I will definitely ask my girl to help me to lock back in ...or else I might have to start a new one...I am terrible at remembering passwords! **sigh** I hope you are doing well!!! Hope to hear from you & Please take care🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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The Bus on Thursday | Shirley Barrett
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Let‘s start off by #FriYayIntro
1. Read the tagged book early this year and I just hated how the teachers acted in the book! So frustrated by the plot I had to DNF 😅
2. Earlier seasons of Big Bang Theory, Will & Grace, & Everybody Loves Raymond 😆 (I am trash for sitcom)
3. Had Croissant 🥐 & Coffee this morning ☕️
4. Sydney, so it‘s Australian Eastern Time Zone (Friday night right now)
5. The Grey Poppy 🤘🏼

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Happy September everyone 🙋🏻‍♀️❤️ Hope you‘re all doing well & what are you reading? 😊
Sorry for being MIA ...it has been a crazy month of August & didn‘t even realised that I haven‘t been posting anything or checking social media much for the whole month! 😱 But Im back & have been reading so will be posting some wrap ups soon🤗
Pictured here are Birthday gifts from my non reader sister💗 Love her so much! #bibliophile #booknerd #Funko

vivastory Happy belated birthday! 3y
BooknerdsLife @vivastory awww Thank you so so much 🙏🏼 💗 3y
Reggie What an awesome sister!!! Nice to see you again. 3y
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BooknerdsLife @Reggie Thank you Reggie it‘s so nice to be back 🤗 Yes love her so much, even tho she still doesn‘t understand “why all the fuzz about books” 😂😂 3y
CarolynM Nice to see you back 3y
JennyM Missed you 👋 3y
BooknerdsLife @CarolynM @JennyM Thank you so much girls 😘💗 Miss being here too! 3y
SamanthaMarie Welcome back!!! Isn't that how life goes sometimes? The ebbs and flow. 😊 what lovely gifts!! She did a great job not being a reader!! 3y
BooknerdsLife @SamanthaMarie 😄 Haha yes hate real Life always gets in the way!! 😂 & Thank you 🙏🏼 💗 So happy to be back! 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Welcome back! Same here have been a little caught up too and haven't been posting much. Take care my friend! 3y
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Totally just went to the library for ONE book only! Need to get the 2nd book of the series just in case, but somehow all the other books wanted to come home with me too!! 😆🙈 Don‘t ask me how did that happen? 🤷🏻‍♀️🙄 #NotMyFault
BTW, didn‘t know #ThePoppyWar is that Big & not #YA?😅
Cont 👇🏼👇🏼

#librarybooks #bookhaul #TBR #newbooks #bookworm #booknerd #SciFi #fantasy #Murder #Mystery #AussieReader #Funko

BooknerdsLife I‘m not sure yet, but saw it in the library on my way out, so Maybe I‘ll do a reread ? 4y
Reggie Omg this is how Litsy is for me, last week some day I added 10 books to my TBR and i was like when the hell am I gonna read those. That was just one day!!! Lol 4y
BooknerdsLife @Reggie HAHAAAAA IKR! 🤣🤣 We are helpless when it comes to book and Litsy definitely not helping! At least nice to know that we will Never run out of books to read 😅🙌🏼📚📚📚 3y
JulietReads Do not worry. It's perfectly normal. 😁 3y
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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So, my library only has the 2nd & 3rd book of the series, I tried to request a purchase for the first book, but they told me I‘d need to pay a fee if the library approve such purchase! Guess I might as well buy my own copy using my birthday gift card & bonus point from Dymocks, right? 🤷🏻‍♀️
p.s. I‘ve started it yesterday & I CANNOT PUT IT DOWN!! Just went to library to check out the 2nd book😆
#scifi #fantasy #currentread #newbook #bibliophile

GrilledCheeseSamurai Such a great series! 🤘 4y
BooknerdsLife @GrilledCheeseSamurai I can totally see it becoming one of my favourite too 😱 4y
Sweetkokoro That‘s such a weird system at your library. At mine we are allowed to suggest books and if our suggestions get picked we get first hold on a copy. Why would they charge a fee for someone requesting they look into getting a book. That‘s so odd. 4y
LibrarianRyan that is a screwed up library policy. It's part of a series. I can understand not buying the next book in a series, but not buying the first book in a series they own the rest of. Ugh Then charging you if they do order it. A** backwords. 4y
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Life With Books Is Just Better!
My favourite colour?? It‘s like asking for my favourite book...I Can‘t just pick one! I love them all! (Except for the tagged book which I haven‘t read yet)
So here are some of my favourite books in my favorite colour : #RainbowColor 🌈for #ColorMePretty #FavoriteColor
Sorry I‘m late as usual 😅🙈
#booknerd #bookish #bibliophile #readerslife #AussieReader #bookworm #bookwormsproblem 🤷🏻‍♀️📚

brit91 Love this!💖💖 4y
BooknerdsLife @brit91 Thank you! 🙏🏼❤️🌈 4y
janeycanuck Fantastic pillow! 3y
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After I Do | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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#ColorMePretty #GreenAbdPink
Really love this cover, & Taylor Jenkins Reid has quickly becoming one of my favorite writers since her last two books #DaisyJonesAndTheSix and Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo. Love how her characters came alive & believable through her writings! Hoping this one is just as good! *Fingers crossed*

#booknerd #bibliophile #fiction #readerslife #bookworm #TBR

JennyM Pretty 💕 4y
BooknerdsLife @JennyM Thank you so much Jenny 🙏🏼💜💖 4y
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Oh this one! I have such mixed feeling about it! So raw & heartbreaking yet frustrating at times! I see why all the love or not so much love for this one! I was so frustrated about the lack of communication between the two MC during the whole book (Probably why there‘s no Quotation marks? IKR!) Yet, I can't help but love them so much. The way Rooney tells a story about strugglig & mental illness struck me in the heart! #24B4Monday #readathon

Andrew65 This one certainly gets mixed reviews. 4y
BooknerdsLife @Andrew65 Yes, it‘s interesting to read one of those books that gets polarising reviews. This one probably due to its particular tone or style of writing 🤔 4y
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Another book finished during #24B4Monday #readathon
A fun #RomCom written by another Asian author. The beginning of the book was a little too cringy for me when the "mail ordered bride" Esme was trying to seduce Khai, who is with autism (so his mom went back to Vietnam to find him a wife). The plot seems bit extreme yet predictable but overall, its a lighthearted fun #romance & smutty at times, with touch on subject like immigrant & autism. 3.5⭐️

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4y
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So proud &excited to see more Asian writers in #YA #Fantasy with diverse & #LGBTQ characters & stories based on Asian #folklore these days. And a first w/w romance I've read. I really wish I could love this more, especially when so many people seem to love! But I just couldn't connect with the MC & the writing didn't do anything for me either. Maybe I'm just not in the right mood.Bailed at 50% #24B4Monday #Readathon
#colormepretty #purpleandpink

Andrew65 That‘s a shame, because I agree we need more diversity in books. 4y
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Won this gorgeous signed copy (from QBD bookstore on Instagram)on my birthday and received it in the mail yesterday! This yellow book with orange in the title🍊is perfect for #ColorMePretty #YellowAndOrange & it‘s so GORGEOUS! 😍
Its a chunkster & 😅 Hopefully my wrist can survive reading it. Can‘t Wait to dive into this fantasy world!🤗

#Fantasy #dragon #booknerd #bibliophile #bookmail #newbook #signedbook #loveBigBook

Lady_Tigana_20 So cool that you won a signed copy! 4y
BooknerdsLife @Lady_Tigana_20 Thank you so much! 🙏🏼💛💛 I couldn‘t believe it too! (edited) 4y
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Sorry I haven‘t been able to go online past few days & feeling terrible that I haven‘t got a chance to go through all the comments yet 😵🙈 Hoping to catch up on my reading & checking online soon🤞🏼
Here‘s a quick post for #ColorMePretty #Monochromatic , only two copies of my favorite book series with a matching booksleeve, with the #Classics #SherlockHolmes #Quotes 🤗

#PenguinBooks #PenguinClassics #Bibliophile #booknerd

Crazeedi Hope you feel better soon, its awful being under the weather!❤ 4y
Sarah83 I am so glad, we finally met. I found another one, who loves Sherlock Holmes as much as I do. 🤩😍💓 4y
BooknerdsLife @Crazeedi Thank you so much 💖💖🙌🏼 4y
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BooknerdsLife @Sarah83 Hahaa yes!!! I‘m so happy we‘ve met too 😄💖🙌🏼 Yay to another Sherlock Holmes lover!!! 🕵️‍♂️ I loved it since my high school years & its my comfort read these days but I tend to reread the same ones over & over and still have to read the rest of the series and reread some LOL 🤣🙈 It‘s been too long! 4y
PaperbackPirate Happy Belated Birthday!!! 4y
Sarah83 Definitely. I really should reread them soon. 😍 4y
BooknerdsLife @PaperbackPirate Thank you so much 🥰😘😘❤️ (edited) 4y
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Evidence of the Affair | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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When Carrie found out her husband is cheating on her with David's wife, she decided to tell David thru letters & developed a friendship with each other...
This one just proved again what a genius of a writer she is! Told entirely in the format of letters, yet the characters came alive & story feels completed with twist & emotions. I wish &can totally picture it developed into a full length novel 😍❤️ LOVE IT! 5⭐️/5
#review #readathon #24B4Monday

Andrew65 A great review! 4y
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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I haven‘t been reading much the past few days since my birthday. 😆 Ive been busy eating & celebration LOL Can you believe it‘s the end of July already?! 😱Going to try doing a #readathon again! #24B4Monday really help to boost my reading each month! Still need to decide what to read besides my #CurrentRead 🤗 Here‘s also #ColorMePretty #PrimaryColor

#booknerd #bookworm #bibliophile #Fantasy #Funko

julesG The two on the bottom are still on my TBR. I have Strange the Dreamer as audiobook, too. I think I've just decided what to read for the readathon. 😀 4y
BooknerdsLife @julesG Hahaa that‘s fantastic! Happy reading to you!! 💖 I love Crooked Kingdom! But maybe not as much as Six of Crow...just slightly but still very enjoyable! Hope you‘ll like it too🙌🏼How‘s the narrator of Strange The Dreamer?? I‘ve just started the book but really like her writing 🤗 Hope the narration is just as beautiful 🥰 4y
jb72 Nice big books! So glad you‘re joining us! And happy birthday! 🎂🎈 4y
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julesG I'm looking forward to immersion reading Strange the Dreamer. The narrator, Steve West, is one of my favourite narrators of all time. I've listened to a lot of contemporary (steamy) romance novels just because he was (one of) the narrator(s) 4y
julesG Forgot to say, for contemporary romance he goes by the pen name Shane East. (shouldn't we call it a mic-name then?) 4y
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon, great to have you playing along. 😊👍 The Secret Garden is a great book. (edited) 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💗💗💗 4y
Sarah83 Love that Funko 🤩🤷 4y
Reggie I hope you had a good birthday day!!! 4y
BooknerdsLife @Reggie Thank you for the kind wish, Reggie 🙏🏼💜 I did have a great day 😊 4y
BooknerdsLife @Sarah83 😂😂 Thank you 💖 I have two other hipster Princess as well, just need to search for hipster Mermaid/Ariel and I‘ll have the set completed 🙌🏼😁 4y
BooknerdsLife @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! 😘❤️ 4y
BooknerdsLife @Andrew65 Thank you 🙌🏼💛 I‘m hoping to read the Secret Garden soon too but keep getting distracted by other books!!! 🙈😅 4y
BooknerdsLife @jb72 Thank you so much 🙏🏼❤️❤️ 4y
BooknerdsLife @julesG Awwww Thank you for the recommendation! 🥰 He must be something if he can make steamy novels ...I mean contemporary romance sounds good 🤩🤩 Now I‘m super curious about it!!! 🤓 4y
Sarah83 @BooknerdsLife didn't know about them 😍 4y
Andrew65 @BooknerdsLife Too many books, too little time to read them! 4y
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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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#ColorMePretty #White
Didn‘t realise I don‘t have many white books at all! Love the movie adaptation of Breakfast At Tiffany‘s too much I‘m scared to read the book since it‘s not exactly the same and I‘m afraid I will end up not liking Holly Golightly from the movie 🙈 But one day, I will be brave enough to read it! 😅

#PenguinClassics #PenguinBooks #ModernClassics #booknerd #bookworm #bibliophile #AussieReader

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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When you just grabbed 2 new books you‘ve been dying to read from the library, all you want to do is stay home and read instead of going to your own pre-Birthday dinner! 😆🙈📚
I‘m saving these two (besides my current reads) for the #24B4Monday 😊#readathon #TBR

#booknerd #bookworm #newbook #librarybooks #bookhaul #readerslife #AussieReader #YA #Fantasy #RomCom #Fiction

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Hot Fudge Murder | Cynthia Baxter
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It's a sweet #CozyMurderMystery with different flavours of ice cream & trivia in the book. It‘s a slow paced mystery with lots of talking & “walking” around trying to get to the scoops & sub plot of love triangle going on that I‘m not a fan of 🙄Overall, not much action & not as delicious as the blurb sounds but a good palate cleanser like sorbet. Not dying to read her next book but I will if there‘s nothing else to read😆
3 / 5
#review #mystery

AbhisekBasu There's always something to read ;) 4y
AbhisekBasu ☠️ Love reading short horror stories? Please check out the SCARIEST BOOK you'll read this year. Link is in my bio! Buy it and leave the lights on, tonight. ☠️ 4y
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#ColorMePretty #Orange
Penguin Classics always have the best collection and most gorgeous edition. I love these with their #frenchflap & deckle edges & the cover arts by artist Eric Nyquist.

#PenguinBooks #Classics #penguinclassics #booknerd #bibliophile #readerslife #bookworm

Nute I‘m into these as well!🙂 4y
BooknerdsLife @Nute Yeah! 🤗 They are too pretty to say no to! 😆 4y
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Frankstein | Mary Shelley
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“I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.”
#ColorMePretty #BlackAndBlue
One of my favourite #Classics that took me by surprise. It‘s beautiful yet heartbreaking. About a man trying to play god & then turned his own back to his creation, while the creature just wanted to be understood & loved!
#PenguinClassics #Quote

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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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“All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shadow.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy totally captured my heart with his beautiful writing (assuming translations did his books justice) I cannot recommend this enough! It‘s more than a love story, it‘s also about family & choices you make in life. Amazing how it‘s still relevant now as it was then! #LetsTravelJuly #Russia #Quotes #bookquote #PenguinClassics #booknerd

Erofan Great book! Cute matreshkas 😍 4y
OriginalCyn620 Pretty photo! 👌🏻😊 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Hot Fudge Murder | Cynthia Baxter
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As it gets closer to my birthday, I want to read something lighter and more fun instead of heavy or tense, so I picked this, my first #Comfy #MurderMystery Love the cover & it sounds delicious. Who doesn‘t like ice cream right?🍨
Well, I‘m half way through & still not much action, just a lots of “talk”. We‘ll see, hope it gets better & Not to #DNF it🤷🏻‍♀️

#CurrentRead #mystery #Murder #Crime #ReadingLife #AussieReader #librarybook #bookerd

Insightsintobooks Happy Early birthday, when is it? 4y
BooknerdsLife @Insightsintobooks Aww thank you so much🥰💖 It‘s on the 23rd 🤓 4y
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Starting this one today since I saw #MuseOfNightmare (the 2nd book of the series) on sale yesterday, & l couldn‘t resist that beautiful sprayed edge! 😍❤️ I usually take off the jacket when reading a hardcover, that‘s why I made that changeable bookcover last night, so I won‘t ruin the spine 😅
Do you read with or without the book jacket?
#Currentread #newbook #bookhaul #TBR #bookworm #bibliophile #bookspine #Fantasy #whimsical

PaperbackPirate Without - I don‘t want to ruin it & sometimes have trouble keeping them on anyway. 4y
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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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I have very sweaty hands, so sometimes when I read a hardcover without its jacket, the words on the bookspine got rubbed off afterwards. Last night I‘ve decided to hand sew (hate using sewing machine) my first #bookcover to protect the book & listen to this fun lovely #audiobook while doing so! This book never gets old! Not the best needle work but at least I can read my hardcover with ease☺️
#BookwormsProblem #booknerd #Bibliophile #readinglife

Megabooks That is so cute!! 4y
Sarah83 Looks awesome 😍 4y
BooknerdsLife @Megabooks @sarah83 Awww Thank you 😘💖 4y
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Sarah83 I have a similar one with little owls. 😍 4y
BooknerdsLife @Sarah83 You use a bookcover too? 😍 I bet yours is much prettier 🤗 4y
Sarah83 @BooknerdsLife yours is pretty cute. I use my cover, when I travel. 😍 I have several book buddies. Do you know them? 4y
BooknerdsLife @Sarah83 Aww thank you! That‘s sweet of you. I think your book buddies is what we called booksleeves? I have a few of those and love them! A must when I travel too 4y
Sarah83 @BooknerdsLife yes. That's what I am talking about 😍 should I take a picture of my sleeves, when I am at home? 4y
BooknerdsLife @Sarah83 YES Please!!! 😍😍😍❤️ is love to see them! And your Folio collection too!!! 💖 4y
Sarah83 @BooknerdsLife will do 😍 4y
Cathythoughts Beautiful cover ♥️ 4y
BooknerdsLife @Sarah83 Can‘t Wait to see your photo 🤗💕 4y
BooknerdsLife @Cathythoughts Thank you so much!!! 🙏🏼💕 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Cute cover. I am a little obsessed with book sleeves though. I don‘t make them, I buy them 😄 4y
BooknerdsLife @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you 🥰 Hahaa I‘m obsessed with booksleeves too 😂🙈 I might have more than a few which I bought them online as well 😆 This is my first ever attempt to make a bookcover as I was desperate to use it for my current read & I happen to have my daughters spare fabrics in the house (edited) 4y
Sarah83 @BooknerdsLife do you want to see the whole shelf or do you want to read the titles? 4y
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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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I don‘t always read Classics, but I love books & stories in general 🤗📚💛 & I just Love how the colour #Yellow makes everything seems so cheerful 😃 #ColorMePretty💛
I‘ve read & adore all but the tagged book, a #YA contemporary which I couldn‘t get into at the time, & #DNF. Nonetheless it‘s a topic I‘m very interested in, so I do plan on picking it up again one day, when the mood strikes.
#Booknerd #Funko #bibliophile #Mystery #LGBTQ #readinglife

marleed I love yellow spines - they are so cheerful! 4y
marleed And the tagged book is at least good for some upcoming spine poetry challenge! 4y
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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Also #ColorMePretty #RedAndBlack
Another #Classics That has been on my #TBR
Been wanting to read this epic tale but still waiting to be in the right mood to fully enjoy the writing. And I‘m still looking through different translations to find the one that suit me. I don‘t want to rush but slowly enjoy every details of it .
Are you picky when it comes to translation too? Or just me?

#PenguinClassics #Vintage #Classics #Classicsread #bibliophile

Caroline2 Yes!! I read this awesome article in The Guardian about different translations of Russian novels. Fascinating!! Now I do my research and google the book and different versions to see what people say. 👍🏻 4y
BooknerdsLife @Caroline2 Oh! I did not realise such article existed! It sounds like one that I‘d love to read about and learn more about how to pick the right translations! I‘ll need to google about it! 😆🙌🏼 Thank you so much for the info ❤️ 4y
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“I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still”
#ColorMePretty #RedAndBlack
Reminded me of this #Fantasy series & first book I‘ve read by VE Schwab. About parallel Londons including Red, Grey & Black London. I was hooked by her writing & magical world building but most of all the characters she created! You might get hooked by the adventure but stay for the villains you‘d end up rooting for!
#booknerd #bibliophile #readinglife #bookworm

Sweetkokoro I have to say I like these covers so much more then the usual ones I see floating around at my B&N. I have yet to read it, but I feel I would be more enticed if I had seen these versions on the shelf. 4y
julesG Loved this series! We do have a lot of books in common, it seems. 4y
BooknerdsLife @Sweetkokoro Haha I normally prefer the US editions but in this case I do love the UK ones better too 😆❤️🖤 Oh I hope you‘ll get to read this soon! I‘ve now read most of her books & love them all! You can order this edition from bookdepository which offers free delivery internationally 👍🏼 4y
BooknerdsLife @julesG Awww that‘s awesome!! 🤗How lovely we have similar taste in books! 😱💖 I love her YA duology too, which I think is a little under appreciated 😐 Still need to read the new one Vengeful tho🤗 4y
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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#ColorMePretty #Black

“I would always rather be happy than dignified”

I‘ve always love reading & libraries been my paradise on earth, but wasn't a big fan & didn‘t appreciate #Classics (except for few children‘s & “not romance” classics) til recently, when I don‘t have to analysis every details & then write papers about them.
What are your favourite Classics?

#Bookquotes #bibliophile #readinglife #AussieReader #PenguinClassics #Quote

erzascarletbookgasm Love your collection 👍 4y
julesG Love this picture! (I've followed you three times now, this is weird. I see your pictures in my feed, but whenever I look at your profile, you're marked as not followed by me. @TimSpalding @kgriffith @lorannen - any idea why that happens?) 4y
Freespirit I love classics too..in 2017 I spent the year only reading classics...my top ones so far...The Moonstone and Women in White by Wilkie Collins, Count of Monte Christo , Rebecca, anything by Jane Austen, anything by the Bronte's, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Anna Karenina, Dracula, Little Women, Frankenstein, and I've just read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn to add to the list😊 4y
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lorannen @julesG If you're following the @PostsAboutYourBooks account, that would be why! This is a post about a book you've stacked. 4y
GypsyKat Great picture! 4y
julesG @lorannen I'm following that account you've mentioned, but I haven't stacked this edition of Jane Eyre that is tagged. 😕 4y
lorannen @julesG Posts About Your Books doesn't go by edition, I believe. If you've stacked a copy that matches title and author, you'll see the post. In fact, Litsy doesn't really have the concept of separate editions - in theory, the idea was to have one profile for each book (covering all editons). There are some duplicated records still out there, but this is part of our efforts to bring all duplicate records together in Litsy. 4y
julesG @lorannen Thank you! Now this makes sense. Is there any way users could help getting rid of duplicates? Like flag a book when we notice there's more than one entry in the database? 4y
julesG Eliza, sorry for hijacking your post. 4y
BooknerdsLife @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you 💖 Trying to read more good books each year🙏🏼 4y
BooknerdsLife @GypsyKat Awww Thank you Kat 💖🙌🏼 4y
BooknerdsLife @Freespirit I‘ve grown to love & appreciate Classics the more I read them. Awww that‘s such a great idea to spend a whole year reading Classics alone! So many great books you‘ve read! I‘m not sure I‘m there yet but I will try reading more each year.. Love Anna Karenina, Picture of Dorian Gray, Frankenstein, Dracula too & My Cousin Rachel too! Definitely have Monte Christo, Rebecca, Woman In White & so many more are on my TBR 😍🙌🏼📚 4y
BooknerdsLife @julesG Awww Thank you so much 🙏🏼💖 Wow! That‘s so weird & I sincerely thought I‘ve followed your account too!!! Now I‘m confused LOL 😂 4y
BooknerdsLife @lorannen @julesG Hahaa I‘m not sure I understand all these 😅🙈 I‘m so used to Instagram and Litsy is all new to me 😆 But thank you for taking the time for the explanation 🥰❤️ 4y
BooknerdsLife @julesG HAHAA No problem at all🤗I love reading all the interactions/ conversations 😊 the more the better 👍🏼 4y
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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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Here's my mini book haul from June. And Yay! I've finished 2 at the bottom out of these 4 books, not too bad, right? 🤷🏻‍♀️ The top 2 books are my birthday present so will probably read them after my birthday later this month.
Have you read any of these? Or have them in your #TBR pile too?

#bookshaul #newbooks #bookstack #bibliophile #bookworm #aussiereader #readinglife #LoveOzYA #YA #Fantasy #Fiction #Romance

TrishB Just read Boy Swallows Universe this week 👍🏻 4y
BooknerdsLife @TrishB Just saw your review & love it 👏🏼💖 4y
BookwormM I loved Boy Swallows 4y
BooknerdsLife @BookwormM I‘m so happy you did 🤗Hope I‘ll enjoy it too 🤞🏼 4y
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