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Cindyelizavaz

Cindyelizavaz

Joined September 2016

Books. Yogi. Travel. 📸 instagram: www.instagram.com/yogireads | Blog: www.yogireads.com
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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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Helen Hoang‘s The Kiss Quotient series was the first romance series I picked up after a good 10 years and I love it with every single fibre of my body.

Quan and Anna both are thoroughly imperfect in their own way, but so utterly perfect for each other. I loved their dynamics and how they help each other to grow and step out from their old shadows.

Five solid stars.

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I‘m glad I picked this up. It‘s very thought-provoking, how decisions can lead to various degrees of differences in a woman‘s life, and in this case, 9 potential outcome of a woman‘s life depending on how she react in one situation. This is an answer to a lot of what ifs, especially in a marriage life.

A solid 4 on this.

ericarobynreads I love that mug!!! 5mo
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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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Look what finally arrived in the mail! After two months. This book got lost amidst the Covid frenzy here and finally made its way to my arms and bookshelves, yesterday!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 🖤 6mo
Cindyelizavaz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know right?! Loveeee it!! ❤️ 6mo
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Happy Pub Day! I thought that the book had a brilliant start. The first few pages blew me away. As the book carries on, we were taken into the world of a myriad of characters. Initially, the sheer number of characters can be confusing but after a while, you tend to see each angle of each different characters in a different way and when you finally reach the climax where all characters come together, it simply is quite a thing.

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Hunting the Wren | Susanna M Newstead
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Mehso-so

The start of the book is actually quite promising. The premise is interesting though the writing is sub par. Felt like a school essay kind of writing.

The book gives an interesting take on astrology but what would you do if you inherited a book that has your entire future spelled out for you.

3 stars for this one and a promising book with better writing. Special thanks to NetGalley for this advanced reader‘s copy. #netgalley #huntingthewren

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This was such a haunting read. The brutalities of war made me sick in my gut but this is also a book about the incredible strength of women, and friendship, and forgiveness. I haven‘t read an Asian lit I loved as much as this in a long time. This book is a masterclass.

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This book was all and more than I could have ever wanted from a book two of a series! Nothing about it was ever boring. Every character has the growth they needed. I was utterly destroyed towards the end of the book but was saved with the ending. Absolutely fantastic.

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A Vow So Bold and Deadly | Brigid Kemmerer
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I was really looking forward to the final instalment in this series because I‘m a hard core fan of Grey. This book didn‘t quite do it for me. I was literally rolling my eyes on some parts and never quite got into the whole Lia Mara and Grey dynamics. I stan Harper and Grey. Lol. It‘s a 3.8 star for me for this one. #review #fantasy

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The Assassin's Blade | Sarah J. Maas
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I actually really like this book and think that this is a MUST READ in order to truly understand Celaena‘s story and why she is the way she is in the rest of the series. I think that she is foolish at times, but mostly got a good head on that shoulder and too loyal, too upright, and too young.

Also, Sam Cortland is my MVP! :)

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J Maas
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I knew I would enjoy this book the moment I picked it up. A couple of chapters in and I was sold. Went ahead and bought book 3 to 5 and the novella. Lol.

I loved the bad assery of the heroine. An assassin. Best in the world at that and put those male warriors to shame with her skills and wits. Loved her attitude too, and how she knew exactly what she wanted and need.

Solid five stars. :)

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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The premise of the book is interesting. I was hooked from the get go. Towards the end, I feel that things got a little haphazard but the ending is well thought of. I would rate this a solid 4/5

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The Burning God | R. F. Kuang
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Fang Runin.
What a growth for this character.

Everything about this book and closure blows me away. I‘m a total wreck. The brilliance behind how the story is weaved and taken after actual history is downright brilliant yet so very brutal. I will need some time to recover from this.

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The Burning God | R. F. Kuang
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Crazeedi Hey there! Just checking in! Happy spring!🌷 10mo
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So overwhelmed with all these lovely letters and cards from my #LitsyLove fam! I will be getting back to you soon! Our international mail have stopped for a bit hence I haven‘t manage to send out the letters I have written! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You made a very lonely girl who is cooped up at home since March 2020 very happy!!

Ellies_Books06 Woohoo!!!! 💙💌💙 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞💞 11mo
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The Burning God | R. F. Kuang
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#weekendreads

1. The Burning God by R.F Kuang! The third instalment to The Poppy War series! LOVE this series!

2. The Girl & The Ghost by Hannah Alkaf

3. 48 this year, a 20% increase from 40 in 2020 :)

@rachelsbrittain

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Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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Wonderful listen!! Perfect for a rainy day!

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#nowreading The Fifth Season by #NKJemisin. The first few pages were a little hard to focus on. Almost 50 pages in, finally picks up a little.

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Interesting read. As human we tend to need the getaway from our daily hustle and bustle. Chris Knight took it to a whole new level. I wonder if I could do the same. I am content to staying home all the time without the need or want to leave the confines of my home to head out. But again, I have enough human connection vs none at all. Hugging is my universal language. I do find the author's obsession about Chris a tad bit alarming.

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This is a fascinating read. So interesting to get behind the scenes and mind of one of UK's most brilliant pathologist. You learnt that there are so much more than just a post mortem. Also, interesting insight behind September 11 in US as well as.... Princess Diana's accident! If medical non fiction is what you enjoy, you will love this!

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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One down, three to go on #Audible for this month! 😚😚😚 I also have one physical book (70% done ) and one on my Kindle (20% done)! Let‘s see how many I can complete by month end! ❤️

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What a wonderful listen for a Sunday morning!! Can‘t stop listening to this! Poppy & Hawke 🥰

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#bookmail on a weekend! My local bookstore is hard at work 😊 have been wanting to read this from V. E. Schwab for a while now and Storytelling with Data is something I'm keen to read for work purposes! Just curious... Do you read books related to your work for non examination purposes?

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#nowreading this! Very fascinating read!

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Such a beautiful book about the basis of friendship. I never knew maths could be as beautiful as this too! My first Yoko Ogawa and I'm in love with her writing! 5/5

BarbaraBB I loved this one too 💕 1y
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#nowreading this for an #asianlit #bookdiscussion coming up. Good start so far!

Mrs_B I loved the descriptions of maths in this one. Enjoy! 1y
Cindyelizavaz @Mrs_B thank you! I'm enjoying it so far! The start have been good. 😊😊 1y
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Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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The first half of the book infuriates me! Like I am sooooo mad with Reid and Lou. The second half picked up and was the saving grace of book 2.

I'm torn between a 3.5 to 4 for this one. But for book 1's premise, I will give this a 4.

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This week's #bookhaul! Have been wanting to read something from Hanna Alkaf for the longest time since she is a Malaysian author. Super happy with these!

Caroline2 Oh I‘ve had queen of the north on my tbr shelf for agesss now. It‘s meant to be really good. Good book haul. 👍 1y
Cindyelizavaz @Caroline2 I am looking forward to reading it too! Not my standard selection but 2020 is a year of reading out of my comfort zone! 😊 1y
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Blood & Honey | Shelby Mahurin
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#bookmail during state lock down have helped me coped with being stuck at home!

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This is an interesting read. If not for my busy work schedule, I would've devoured this in one go. I loved the narration angle from each of the girls and it is interesting to think of things from another person's angle about how the grass might not actually be greener on the other side.

Cathythoughts I thought it was really good too 👍🏻 1y
Cindyelizavaz @Cathythoughts yes! It was also an easy read! 1y
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#nowreading If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha. 1/3 through this book and really enjoying it. #asianlit

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I don't usually read or listen to non fiction that much but this book came so highly recommended, that I decided to give it a go. I loved it! I laughed and cried, and some parts felt like it was written especially for me. I learnt so much from this book and relearnt about living once again in the best possible way - by letting go of unnecessary thoughts and things. Great book!

TrishB Just got this one this week 👍🏻 1y
Cindyelizavaz @TrishB very good read! Enjoy! 1y
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This book gave me the same feels as when I read Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda. The grit, the courage, the pain, the fear, and most of all, the want to learn kept me reading from start to finish. Adunni is truly a character like no other.

This book explores a lot of uncomfortable topics and maybe it was that very reason that made it so interesting, yet tough to read all at the same time.

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This book has a little bit of Chimamanda feels for me. Good start, hope it stays good! #nowreading

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In time for my #asianlit #bookdiscussion!
Sorry Litsy Lovelies, work has taken hold of my life the past two months! I am back and looking forward to more bookish adventures. ❤️

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Book haul for 2 months! I've been so caught up with audiobooks and getting these #bookmails have been a delight!

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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The first Leigh Bardugo i had a tough time to finish. The first half dragggggeeeedddd. On and on and on. It was the second half that redeemed it for me. Then the ending got me all pissed that i almost flung the book at the wall. What. The. Flying. Fish. Was. THAT!

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More #Bookmail! I've got two more fantasy coming in the mail and I'm all done for June... Until July roll in. 😊😊

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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#bookmail on a busy and rough day! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Loving the colours of this haul!

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Hello again, Ravka.
#leighbardugo #fantasy

On a fantasy roll these days! Got to have my fantasy fill before having to buddy read a non-fiction!

LittleBug Gorgeous map! I love books with maps🤩 2y
Cindyelizavaz @LittleBug me tooooo!! This is a beautiful one. 2y
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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This book is giving me a serious case of second lead syndrome. Grey oh Grey.
I loved that the heroine is not your regular perfect protagonist. She has her flaws but her strength anchors her instead of her disability. Love it!

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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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WHAT. A. FREAKING. FANTASTIC. BOOK!!!!

I loved every second and every page of it. Such a great debut from Shelby Mahurin! Five solid stars and beyond from me.

#fantasybooks

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

1. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
2. I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
3. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

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#bookmail! Best kind of day!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Litsy loves, what are you reading? I'm stocking up and would love recommendations! ❤️ #BookRecommendations

CaliforniaCay Just started Children of Virtue and Vengeance. If you haven't read the first book, Children of Blood and Bone, I highly recommend it! 2y
Cindyelizavaz @CaliforniaCay i loveeeee that series! Devoured both books in two days! 2y
CaliforniaCay Nice! I haven't read the first since it came out. I feel like I should have re-read it before reading this one. Ok some other recs: Michelle Obama's Becoming, Night Circus, Starless Sea, anything by Augusten Burroughs, Turtles all the way Down, It's kind of a funny story - just to name a few 🤗 2y
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#nowreading Wild Swans by Jung Chang.

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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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A rom com set in a Muslim world, and the world of arranged marriage. Fascinating but light and easy.

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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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#nowreading Ayesha At Last for May's The Two Book Nerds Talking reading challenge for a Muslim writer or a book set in a Muslim world.

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Take my heart, Ken Liu. Take it all. Such a wild journey i have been on with this book. The heartache is real. I bawled in tears. I was angry. I was frustrated. Most of all, i love how strong the female characters are in this book. Thanks for the ride. Till we meet again in book 3. #epicfantasy #bookreview

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Reading is an emotional journey for me.
Everytime I read a good book, I laugh, I cry, I get angry, I get frustrated, and I pump my fist up in the air when my prediction came true. It usually sucks my entire energy out once I'm done with a book.

#bookish #ilovetoread

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On my radar this month! #readinglist

Cathythoughts Lovely lavender 💕 2y
Cindyelizavaz @Cathythoughts thank you!! xx 2y
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