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Callsie

Callsie

Joined December 2018

Student🤓feminist✊🏻reader📚mother of Aussies🐾
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Untitled | Unknown
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Pickpick

#bookmail - my first ever issue of Granta!!

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Raven Lane | Amber Cowie
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Mehso-so

I got an advance reader's copy from #NetGalley

There were elements I enjoyed. One of the characters is an author hugely inspired by Lovecraft (thus the #Cthulhu) which was cool.

But there were things that just made me angry. I guess I really don't like mystery/thrillers were the resolution/reveal comes in the last 2 sentences :(

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The Winemaker's Wife | Kristin Harmel
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Mehso-so

Book 41 of 2019, looking good for my goal of 80 this year #readingchallenge got an arc of this from #NetGalley full review up on goodreads, but the gist of it is, this was ok, not great. I think the author was being too ambitious and should have stuck with 2 narrators not 3, the “voices” didn‘t seem developed enough.

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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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Pickpick

This was superb! That‘s all.

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Mehso-so

This is some pretty heavy academic analysis. The first 2 chapters definitely the strongest. Big block quotes on almost every page if that kind of think scares you like me you may want to skip this one!

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Pickpick

This is so great! I don‘t have kids, nor do I plan on having any, but this was such a joy.

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Literary Places | Sarah Baxter
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Mehso-so

This was ok... got it to review from #netgalley. Wish the titles were more modern and that the countries had been more diverse. Also read it on my non-colour kobo so I missed out on the full effect. Can you name this city ⬆️?

scowler1 The Royal Crescent, Bath ? 5mo
Callsie Ding ding ding 🎉 5mo
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The Hiding Place | C. J. Tudor
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Reading this at Starbucks on campus... should be studying between classes but BOOK!! Good thriller so far but her first, The Chalk Man, was more engrossing.

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Hunting Annabelle | Wendy Heard
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Bailedbailed

Nope, read chapter and I just couldn‘t go on. Too many things annoyed me 1)copious use of adjectives, 2)couldn‘t believe a girl would just start playing tonsil tag with the guy who is clearly creepy and 3) don‘t know why the author who doesn‘t identify as Asian-American chose to have her protagonist be?!

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Finding Katarina M. | Elisabeth Elo
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Started a new galley that sucked me in right away. Should be social with the company over for a visit but BOOKS! Thanks again #netgalley!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Not on Litsy yet but I enjoyed this immensely, thanks #netgalley for the ARC!

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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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This is so much fun! Don‘t know much about Madame Tussaud but a great imagining of what her life may have been like, with creepy/funny illustrations by the author. At the ‘blood on the streets‘ part of the novel. Headed back there now 😜

Becker I agree. A fun book. 5mo
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Loving this so much! The unnamed island is creepy, trippy fun, and there is a bookstore featuring prominently recipe for D-light 😍

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Gahhh use a bookmark - someone who got this before me from my local lib marked this beaut instead of using a bookmark send the #librarypolice !

wordzie 😫😡 5mo
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Pickpick

This is fun to pick up if you‘ve been to the Tower of London especially, but even if you were just curious. Went in April ‘18 and got the tour from ‘Shady‘ who gets a mention in these pages. I‘m SUPER jealous of the beefeaters and their families who get to live here (even with the odd creepy ghost)!

Crazeedi So cool! 7mo
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The Parting Glass | Gina Marie Guadagnino
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Liking this quite abut so far, my only complaint (this happens with other books too and drives me nuts) is that the word ‘gay‘ wasn‘t used to denote homosexuality until 1953 and this is set in the 1800s. I feel like a good editor should catch these things, no?!

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#bookmail the best kind of mail. Got a copy of this from Penguin because I asked a question on the “our shared shelf” bookclub on GoodReads! Love winning and even better whens it winning books! I‘m sure feminist godmother Audre‘s got all the answers!

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Pickpick

Foodies of Litsy you wanna read this!!!

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Mehso-so

The illustrations are the best part of this. Cool and creepy, I‘ll make sure to pay attention to what else the Morbid Anatomy Museum has to offer.
Its pretty chilly in the great white North so I have flannel sheets... which apparently don‘t photograph well, but they are cozy 😚

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In a hotel somewhere in Cusco, Peru snuggling up to a good book after a long day touristing!

Biverson12 Buen viaje 🌎 7mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 😀 7mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy! I loved this book! 7mo
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Margaret the First: A Novel | Danielle Dutton
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Reading this in Cuzco, Peru. Haven‘t seen the real thing yet but these Llama magnets are gonna be appreciated souvenirs!

akckitty Not gonna lie, those are pretty cute 7mo
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The Girl without Skin | Mads Peder Nordbo
Mehso-so

Finished the Galley for this. Had some flaws but interesting to see more about the tensions between indigenous Greenlandic people and the Danes who colonized them. Peter Høeg‘s Smilla‘s Sense of Snow is definitely a better pick.

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A Death in the Family | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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How many books is too many books for a trip? These three + my kobo + Karl Ove for 11 days in Peru and I‘ll have some time to myself - that‘s not too far fetched is it?

RaimeyGallant You'll have fun whether you get through them or not. :) 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 8mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 8mo
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Theshadedbuffalo Hi! Welcome to Litsy!! ⭐️📚 8mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 8mo
Crazeedi Welcome! 8mo
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Sabrina and Corina: Stories | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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Back on Netgalley after a 2 year hiatus 😳so snagged this collection of short stories. Really enjoyed “Sugar Babies” and “Remedies” so far. Home from work nice and cozy so imma gonna read!

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The Midnight Witness | Sara Blaedel
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Mehso-so

I had been looking forward to this - first in a series, Scandinavian best seller available for the first time ever in English but then it left me feeling meh 😩 fast paced enough just didn‘t love the leading ladies.

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My year in reading. Will I finish the new George R.R. Martin and one more to make it to 75? Sure hope so!

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Bookish xmas gifts from Bookriot are in!!!

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈🎈 8mo
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Should be studying... but this came in for me at the library. Shiny, precious book 😍🤩

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Pickpick

That was fun! Meanwhile my TBR seems to have exploded 🤪 what next?!

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
RaimeyGallant Sold! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 9mo
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Chelleo Welcome! 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌟 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌟 8mo
scowler1 Just bought this for my daughter! 8mo
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Bailedbailed

Too self-helpy - I just wanted to read about the science, so DNF.

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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
Pickpick

Omg! Don‘t know where I heard about this but this was so so amazing! Clef the talking key is the best. Who doesn‘t love a sassy inanimate object?!

bookcollecter Welcome to Litsy 😁 8mo
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