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CWilson

CWilson

Joined November 2017

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I‘d sooner go to Middle Earth. - George R. R. Martin
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Finishing up some more comics. Loved Darth Vader! Galaxy‘s edge wasn‘t bad either.

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I‘m on a bit of a Star Wars binge to prepare for the new movie. These comics were a quick read, and I loved seeing Mon Cala and Admiral Ackbar‘s son!!

Nute Sweet! 3d
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Unpopular opinion: why did this book get so much positive feedback?

So disgusted with the way she was treated and abused/ humiliated for her to just make nice and kiss the very same guy. A guy kills her parents so she lives with him and learns about politics from him? Sorry, but how does this story make it through a publisher? It felt rushed, and cruel just for the shock factor of being cruel.

Brittybuhh I think these books are very overhyped. I enjoy them enough to read them but this and the wicked king are no where near my top favorite books. I though book 2 was even worse than book 1. 😂 I like the idea of the story I just don‘t think enough time was spent in character/relationship/world building. All that being said I still ordered the exclusive owlcrate for queen of nothing. 😂 6d
ofclumsywords I thought the exact same thing. I read this entire book just to finish it but didn‘t like it at all. And this was my first Holly Black book too and not sure if I want to read anything more of hers. 6d
CWilson @Brittybuhh oh yuck, book 2 is worse? I wanted to like this one because of the pretty blanket in November‘s box 💁🏻‍♀️ 6d
CWilson @ofclumsywords I agree, I definitely don‘t think I‘ll be in a hurry to read anymore of this author! 6d
Brittybuhh @CWilson I thought book 2 was extremely predictable and anticlimactic! Like everything that happened is what I figured would happen so I found it extremely boring. 6d
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My favorite Star Wars book since Thrawn Alliances! So many awesome appearances/throwbacks. Takes place a few days after Crait. I‘m living for the Finn/Poe content. ❤️

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I Hope You Get This Message | Farah Naz Rishi
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3.5/5 stars! Didn‘t really root for the characters, at times I was a bit bored, but I did feel like this book made me think a lot. The bitter jokes about humanity and how people would act during the apocalypse were spot on. And I think I‘m in the minority here- but I liked the ending. The trial scenes where the aliens are trying to decide whether to let us live or not - the best part!!

Kar2b I completely agree with your assessment- the concept is cool, the middle dragged for me, but I liked the ending! 6d
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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Finally got around to reading this one, and I‘m so glad I did. It was gripping and I‘m so glad I bought a copy because I know I‘ll read it again. Moving, sad, beautiful, terrible.

jouleian It's terribly ironic that this showed up first on my feed. This is something that applies very much to my life at the moment and I kind want to cry. 14mo
CWilson @jouleian I‘m sorry! I didn‘t mean to upset you. I hope you are okay. It‘s crazy how impactful some words can be, and sometimes I feel like some books are written so well that the messages really resonate for a long time. 14mo
jouleian @CWilson no worries, cry in a "christ, even my phone knows better than me" kinda way lol 14mo
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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I haven‘t posted on Litsy in a while, but I read this book recently and I really liked it! I am a big fan of Neil Gaiman‘s writing style, I think his prose is beautiful. He is a truly great storyteller.

madamereadsalot1 He's my favorite! Such a wonderful story, this one, and this quote is beautiful! So sweet and pure! 14mo
shanaqui Isn't that a quote from the movie, not the book? 🤔 Spent ages trying to place it-- it's definitely said in the movie, but I can't find it anywhere in the book! 13mo
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Cute, charming, warm book set in 1946, on the island of Guernsey that was recently occupied by the Germans. The entire book format is written letters, telegrams, etc. if you can get past that, it is a good read. The romance felt a bit like Jane Austen.

ValkyrieAndHerBooks This is, hands down, my favorite WWII book! 1y
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Great book. Good fantasy world building. Great characters, interesting plot. At the end I REALLY couldn‘t put it down. Can‘t wait for the next book coming out in March.

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Star Wars: Bloodline | Claudia Gray
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I liked this book a lot but I was hoping for at least one interaction with Ben Solo. Still it was interesting all the way through and it helped me understand Leia more.

annkuch13 Last Shot had some really great little Ben Solo moments! 1y
CWilson @annkuch13 awesome!! thank you! I‘ll put that on my list to read next! 1y
annkuch13 @CWilson There's still not a whole lot, but the scenes with him are wonderful! And the Han & Lando plot is fun. 1y
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Trying to decide what to read next! Which one of these books did you love?

BarbaraJean Of these four, I‘ve only read Hundred Years of Solitude, but I did love it. It‘s quite a ride! The others are all on my TBR—Nightingale and Life After Life are both on my shelves, but I want to read Children of Blood and Bone as well! Children of Blood and Bone is the Tonight Show Summer Read pick, so that might be a fun one to read next, too. 😊 1y
BookwormM Loved Life After Life 1y
shaynarae I‘ve read 3 out of the 4, and my vote goes to one of my favorite books 1y
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AnneCecilie I've only read one of these, but I loved it, and that's 1y
Dulcinella No doubt for me! (Though life after life and the nightingale are good too) 1y
vlwelser Definitely this one. 1y
SamAnne Loved Life After Life. Nightingale not so much. 6d
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This was one of those books that I can‘t step away from even after I‘ve finished it. I‘m still sitting here trying to come to terms with this book. The writing was gorgeous and so descriptive that I really felt like I was there. The book switches between two main characters POV in very short but powerful chapters. It was a bit long, a hefty 500 pages but I couldn‘t rush through it either. Humbling, gut wrenching, haunting, depressing, inspiring.

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Star Wars: Lost Stars | Claudia Gray
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Loved loved loved this book! It‘s truly amazing writing. I will be reading more from this author. One of the top Star Wars books I‘ve ever read, up there with darth bane!

LadyChristy I love her stuff! Have you read Bloodline? Also awesome! 😁 (edited) 2y
CWilson I haven‘t! I want to read that one next! 2y
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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This follows a child who is raised in awful conditions. An alcoholic father who loves his children but just cannot stay sober. When he isn‘t drunk he tells them stories, they plan a magnificent glass castle they will one day build, and teaches them about physics, geology, etc. The mother was selfish and so dysfunctional. The kids are so resilient and the writing is really well done.

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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Loved this book. The writing was well done. I enjoyed the imagery, and the characters were so relatable and flawed.

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As Bright as Heaven | Susan Meissner
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A good month in January, my Goodreads challenge is 100, and I‘m well on my way!

hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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My botm box this month. So excited for beasts and Eleanor! #botm

The_Heeler_Booklife Eleanor is such a cute book. 2y
Louise I adored the Eleanor book! 2y
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As Bright as Heaven | Susan Meissner
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Loved this one! The author did a great job making me feel like I was in 1918, surrounded by the war and the flu. The characters were so well done. So sad and sweet. Definitely a good book to read if you want to cry.

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Caraval | Garber
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Not a fan of this one. It was like a really watered down version of night circus to me. I had high hopes. A fantasy carnival game? Sign me up! But there was no world building, zero character development, and the game was just ridiculous. No emotional depth. Anticlimactic. I almost gave up on this one, and now that I‘ve finished, I wish I did.

HighLadyoftheStacks Nothing puts me off a book faster than the phrase “watered down Night Circus”. Love the honest review. 2y
Laughterhp Agreed!! Felt the same when I read it. 2y
bookcyns I started reading it but got sort bored so I put it back into my TBR pile, glad to know I wasn‘t the only one who wasn‘t a huge fan (even if I haven‘t finished it) 2y
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Shipwrecked | Siobhan Curham
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I‘m crazy but here you go: my favorite ships. My entry for the #ishipit #YAGiveaway @hermyknee

hermyknee 🙌🏽 2y
UnidragonFrag I agree! All of this, I agree! 😍 2y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I don‘t really have the words to describe this book. I couldn‘t put it down. It was very violent at times and it was difficult to wrap my head around what the world became. I felt so empowered in the beginning, when women were breaking their chains and not allowing people to abuse them. Then it escalated and it was shocking and terrible. Would definitely recommend if you aren‘t squeamish.

Helloknitty I have a hold on this at my library and I‘m so excited for it to come in! 2y
Cailey_Mac I plan to get this as my extra for next month from Book of the Month 🙃 2y
tammysue Can‘t wait to read this 2y
CWilson @Cailey_Mac that‘s what I did for January! (edited) 2y
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This book was so fun! A cute quick read. The cover of the book calls it a mixture of Willy Wonka and the Matrix, which I would agree with. Now I am excited for the movie coming out in March.

Liatrek Just finished this too! I really hope they do the book justice 😊 2y
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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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a quick read. The banter was cute at times.
Some of the writing was not my favorite. The pacing was off. The main character is just constantly telling everyone how she is so amazing and skilled which was annoying. The romance seemed sudden and forced.

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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The last third of this book was so good, I couldn‘t put it down. It started a little slow, and the footnotes were a little different but in the end I really liked it. I will definitely be reading the second one!

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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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Some book mail came today! Anxiously awaiting my botm box as well.

YouReadMyEyes Ready Player One is such a fun read! I read it a handful of years ago and want to re-read again before the film comes to theatre. 2y
CWilson @YouReadMyEyes I just saw the preview for the film recently! It looked interesting so I knew I needed to read the book! 2y
ASavage I'm so new to all this, what is book mail? 2y
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CWilson @ASavage Just books I ordered online and waited patiently to arrive! I love ThriftBooks, bookoutlet and Amazon. 2y
ASavage @CWilson gotcha! I'm not sure I knew about thriftbooks, I'm gonna have to check it out! 2y
CaliforniaCay Nice haul! Oscar Wao is such a strange, oddly written yet entertaining book. 2y
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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Picked this one because of the gorgeous cover.

Wordsareweapons It‘s so good! Slow but good. 2y
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Ahhhh!!! Crazy ending!! On the edge of my seat. Loved this trilogy. I should have read it sooner!

ofbloodandstardust Yes! I love this series. I can't even begin to count how many times I've reread it. 2y
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Action packed, and fun! Some unbelievable feats (somehow he uses a force shield to fly a Drexel from a moon to a nearby planet- which made me go hmm.. 😒) but apart from that, it was great!

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Final book in the trilogy! Darth bane is a great villain, I can‘t get enough.

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I love a good villain! I‘m jumping right in to the second book of this trilogy.

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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So excited for my book mail!

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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I was really excited for this book. I loved the Martian, but this book fell a bit short. It seemed to be the same character and personality as before. It took the same tone, focused a lot on chemistry, welding, etc on the moon.

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1984 | George Orwell
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War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

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Purchased when on sale. I wasn‘t a fan of this book. I felt like Georgia was whiny and I never liked Sean at all. His main greeting was so ridiculous that it made me cringe every time he said it.

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Thoughtless | S.C. Stephens
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Not a fan. I could not relate to the main character. She was clingy, dishonest and cruel, while still acting naive and innocent.

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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The Court of thorns and roses books are still my favorite from this author. The series got even better as it went on though so I‘m really excited to continue reading these books.

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Loved this series! Interesting world, and the second and third books were even better than the first.

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Fun and fast paced. It kept me reading, but the ending was a little anticlimactic.

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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My absolute favorite. I have reread this series more times than I can count.

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The Selection | Kiera Cass
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Not my favorite. I felt like the first three books could have been combined to form one book.

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Loved it