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Charysselya
Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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Awesome trilogy. Took me a minute to get into the book but once it got going it was a great third novel. Lots of talking about relevant issues the world is grappling with today. Highly recommend. Good action. Great writing. Loved the plot. I was a little sad that the aliens from all kinds of planets only had two genders that were talked about as that would have been a nice detail. But overall despite some pacing issues I really enjoyed it.

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Wyrd Sisters | Terry Pratchett
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Charysselya
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I am in love with this book. Borrowed from library and definitely went out and found a hard copy. The art is gorgeous and the writing is lush and poignant. I found the characters and stories not only exciting and engaging but I identified heavily with so many aspects of what was happening. Magic and mayhem and adventure await. Can‘t recommend enough ✨

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The Color of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Love the whole discworld series. Always one of my recommendations.

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Jane, Unlimited | Kristin Cashore
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Awesome layout! Love the characters and how each story builds on the last. Highly recommend ^_^!

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Jane, Unlimited | Kristin Cashore
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Just started this. So far so good. Love this imagery and perhaps foreshadowing?

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Mists of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Chariot card! Autonomy, identity, and how we present ourselves to the world. This battered and well-loved book was a foundational stone for my identity. I found new ways of seeing the world and myself. #tarottakeover @WhiskeyMistress @ErinSueG

bookcollecter Great pairing! love the Mists of Avalon😀 1y
Charysselya @bookcollecter thanks! I‘m feeling the need to reread. It‘s been a while. 1y
bookcollecter I think I might do the same. I was 16 the last time read so a little over 20 years now. I'm going to need a new copy lol. How long since you last read? 1y
Charysselya @bookcollecter good question! I honestly don‘t remember. First time was when I was 21 but have read again since then. But it‘s probably been years. 1y
ONH Started this book when I took Arthurian lit in college three years ago ... just got around to finishing it. I didn‘t think Arthurian lore could impact my thoughts about spirituality so much - definitely have some reflecting to do after this book. Some parts were odd, given MZB‘s history, but overall- LOVE IT 6mo
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When She Woke: A Novel | Hillary Jordan
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#tarottakeover - I haven‘t been able to keep up but here‘s my late contribution to the challenge of the hanged man (using The Wild Unknown Tarot deck). This book exemplifies a painful moment that requires letting go and moving through it. Sacrificing who you were for who you could be. @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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Charysselya
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I‘m loving this book. The stories are beautifully written and the illustrations are awesome. I love the way she treats female characters and makes storylines with lovely twists. Reminds me a bit of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, another favorite of mine. Highly recommend 😊! #fairytale #feminist

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First day of #tarottakeover is the sun card. A lovely card representing energy and invigoration. And whenever I want to feels exhilarated I read the Binti series, but especially the last book, Home. Perhaps it would be better paired with a transformation card, but for me the act of transformation creates light and heat and new energy, just like the ☀️. So here‘s my sun card book. @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

ErinSueMreads That‘s a fantastic interpretation! I like that you went a bit different and picked the book that conjures those feelings for you. (edited) 1y
Charysselya @ErinSueG I haven‘t done a challenge on Litsy before so wasn‘t sure how to approach but glad it works :) 1y
ErinSueMreads I can‘t believe you haven‘t done one! They are so fun! Glad This can be your first! Hopefully it‘s fun! (edited) 14mo
Charysselya @ErinSueG it is tho I have been behind in posting for a couple days. Will have to catch up! (edited) 14mo
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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I‘m loving this book even more than I thought I would! #truth

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Definitely feeling witchy!
#witchy #witch #witchstuff

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The Grisha Trilogy | Leigh Bardugo
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Reading in the afternoon sun. I‘ve had a few moments of frustration with her pacing, but overall love The Grisha Series. Especially love the world she created. Looking forward to more books set there. Definitely recommend. Bardugo also has some truly beautiful quotes. Several particularly poignant observations made me cry.
#romance #readingoutide #sunshine

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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I find this to be very familiar.

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I really hope this story involves revolution...

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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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I think it‘s the broken parts of a Love story that hook me and shatter me and make me remember that life is fleeting and worth being present in every moment even the painful ones. If for no other reason than they will never happen again, not the same exact way ever again. And that finite existence gives a meaning where often I feel there is none.

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Charysselya
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An apt read as I recover from hysterectomy and continue on my journey with endometriosis and fibromyalgia. Still adjusting to the words that finally explain so much.
#womenspain #sickness #chronicpain #hysterectomy #recovery

bookishbitch Have you read Ask me about my uterus yet? It is another good one. 4mo
Charysselya @bookishbitch yep! It‘s actually what led me down my diagnostic path. I rec it to everyone I can. So thanks for rec it to me ^_^ 3mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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My best buddy keeping me company by my to-reads soon pile. She keeps me company when I don‘t feel good. I suspect it‘s because it‘s when I‘m the least likely to move, which makes me an excellent heated couch. #catsandbooks #catsoflitsy

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A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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Whenever I need to remember to take things slowly I pull out this book. I love all the little extras inside and how it reminds me to be mindful and creative. I also adore the design purely on its own.

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I‘m beginning to experiment with audio books. I feel like I‘m saying I‘m going to experiment with drugs ha! Just started this guy. So far hilarious and makes cooking and cleaning far more enjoyable. Especially at my snail speed.

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I have used this book for at least twelve years. I love the recipes and the guides for building my own recipes using a dutch oven. I have trouble standing for long periods of time and getting a full meal done quickly without needing to tend to it the whole time makes a huge difference in my life. I highly recommend it to everyone.

Quirkybookworm Love Dutch oven! I think food tastes better than crock pot! I even tossed out my crock pot when I became hooked on cooking with Dutch oven. 1y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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NK Jemisin is one of my absolute favorite authors. According to the interwebs she recommends Everfair by Nisi Shawl, Kindred by Octavia Butler, and The Devourers by Indra Das.
#agameoffavorites
@WhiskeyMistress

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Charysselya
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So excited to start reading this!!

bookcollecter What's this one about? 1y
Charysselya @bookcollecter Don‘t know yet. Rereading His Dark Materials again first before stepping into the new story. 1y
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Every time I finish the last book in the Binti series I get so sad. I just want the story to keep going. I want to keep experiencing her existence and experiences.

CarolynM Welcome to Litsy🌼 1y
Charysselya @CarolynM thank you! 1y
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Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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“...a cold so astonishingly complete it felt personal.”

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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“The feather was dark gold, with a glass-green tip.”
Sometimes I like to stop reading and savor the last few pages I read. That‘s how I feel reading this book so far.

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The Radiant Road | Katherine Catmull
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I was surprised it is listed for a younger audience. Outside of the age of the characters indicating YA status, I found the language and concepts to be complex and beautifully articulated, so that it seems out of place in that genre. It‘s a confusing genre anyway. But I digress. I loved the characters and the world building was most excellent. If you love the fae world and a new/old way of perceiving their existence, give this book a shot.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
RaimeyGallant Nice review. 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. 1y
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Charysselya Thanks all! ^_^ I just saw all the welcome comments. Still getting used to the app. 1y
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