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Cindyelizavaz

Cindyelizavaz

Joined September 2016

Books. Yogi. Travel. 📸 instagram: www.instagram.com/cindyelizavaz | Blog: www.vazadventure.com
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Freedom was a ghost that haunted us all on the row, but most of all we were haunted by a past we could not go back and change. Loss and grief and a cold madness that defied words floated in the grime and filth that we were all coated in. Hell was real, and it had an address and a name.

Death Row, Holman Prison.

Where love and hope went to die.

- The Sun Does Shine, Anthony Ray Hinton

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This.
My heart is so very broken just by reading this!
#nowreading

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#bookmail day! Love it! #readinglist

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#selflove #quotes
My daily quote book and today's quote was so apt.

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#nowreading this for my February challenge of Redemption themed book. I'm participating in a reading challenge from Two Book Nerds Talking. https://www.facebook.com/twobooknerds/ #readingchallenge

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Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard
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I truly enjoyed the way the stories are unfolding! Each page as unpredictable as the next. The ending to this book was surprising and I can't wait for more.

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Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard
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Lunch break perks. Reading with a view.
#booklover #ilovetoread #metime #donotdisturb #epicfantasy

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Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard
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Needed something light to take my mind off some stress and no better way to escape than to dive into a fantasy series! I've had the series and read book 1 a while ago, time to complete the set! #nowreading Glass Sword by #victoriaaveyard

#fantasy #fantasyseries #ilovefantasy

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It appears that the size of human brains have been decreasing compared to the forager days. The irony. As we modernize, the need to require superb mental abilities and agility decreases because apparently, we now no longer need to rely on massive brain power and superb agility to survive in today's world. Ha! And here I am, being so proud of my intelligence. 😂 #sapiens #yuvalnoahharari #audiobook #nonfiction #polyreader #nowlistening #nowreading

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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I liked this book and it was an easy read. Knowing that it is actually a play made me appreciate it even more. Some of the characters were annoying but mostly, the stories were heartwarming. I liked how the entire book centres around one single cafe, but tells 4 different short stories of the people there.

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Exhalation: Stories | Ted Chiang

Loooovvveeeeeeeee Barack Obama's yearly reading list! Anyone else waits for it like I do? 🤭🤭🤭

Laurenabeth Absolutely. I always feel so superior when I‘ve read something on the list already. Like oh, yes, Barry is my peer. 3w
Cindyelizavaz @Laurenabeth Hahaha! I so get what you mean! 😂😂😂 2w
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Mitch Albom never disappoints. I love this book so so so much. I think it is probably the best he has ever written. I had a tough time reading the ending few chapters as it reminded me so much of my late papa and what we went through together. This is a solid 5 stars from me. #mitchalbom #findingchika #BookReview #goodreadschallenge

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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Got this at the airport for my flight back to where I am based for work. Looks very interesting! Have you read this?

#japaneseauthor #asianlit #asianauthor #airportread #nowreading #ilovebooks

Libby1 I enjoyed it. It was originally written as a play, and if you keep that in mind as you read it‘s even more enjoyable! 4w
Cindyelizavaz @Libby1 yeay! Thanks! I've started reading it and liking it so far! 4w
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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So excited! I'll be offline, watching this show in marathon! I lovvveeeeddddddd the book and so stoked that Netflix has turned it into an original! #theghostbride #yangszechoo #malaysian #asianlit #asianliterature

BookishMe I read her recent book and enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to completing this book and the series ;D 4w
Cindyelizavaz @BookishMe I loved Night Tiger too! Our local book club had a discussion and we even invited Yangsze for a Skype discussion which she attended! It was brilliant! 4w
BookishMe @Cindyelizavaz that's FABULOUS 4w
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This!

Participating in life. Rejoicing in life!

#findingchika #mitchalbom

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Burial in the Clouds | Hiroyuki Agawa
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I love #bookmail! It's my favourite kind of mail. 😍
#newbooks #tbr

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Braised Pork | AN. YU
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Found an indie bookshop on my recent trip to Auckland. I spent almost an hour here and loved it!

As it is with most of my books, I loved quirky titles so I purchased Braised Pork by An Yu from Time Out Bookstore.

Have you read this book or visited this store? #bookshop #braisedpork #anyu #bookishplace

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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Best fantasy I've read in 2019! This was an absolute page turner and is one of my favourite fantasy series in recent times! Just completed book two too! #epicfantasy #fantasy #bookrecommendation

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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#nowreading The Silent Patient. My first mystery of the year. Got this at the Auckland Airport and am halfway through! Have you read this?

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Yet another outstanding book by Mitch Albom. Touch me in ways I can never imagine. Annie's love for her dog Cleo and Cleo's love for Annie reminds me of my little pomeranian pup, Whisky. This is another must read from Mitch Albom!

MyBookSwapClub I love the pic! I'm reading this now :) 1y
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I've had this on my shelf for the longest time and I often question myself why. It has been ages since I've read and loved a fantasy series and this book is one of those that I love! This book has all the potential in the world to be a fantastic series. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series. #fantasy #thegraceofkings #kenliu

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“Do not worry, Jinhua, about what has not yet happened. The future is long. Now, close your eyes and sleep, and do not allow today to use up the moments that belong to tomorrow.”

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The world of thought, belief, and feeling is by definition far more difficult to decipher.

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White Chrysanthemum | Mary Lynn Bracht
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This book brought out all the emotions in me. So much of heartache. So much pain. War has brought upon so much of pain to people, and have taken away loved ones, breaking ones‘ spirit and soul in the process. One book I will treasure for a really long time.

TrishB Loved this too ❤️ 2y
RebelReader Great book! 👍🏻 2y
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Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden
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What a brilliantly written book! I can‘t believe it has taken me this long to finally read it! I loved it and this is one book I would re-read again. Now if you‘ll excuse me, I need to watch the movie!!

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Good People | Hannah Kent

People are always afraid of what they do not recognise, Nance thought.

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One of the very few non fiction book I actually finished. Love the way the book was written, like story telling. It was almost as if I wasn‘t reading a non fiction and maybe that‘s why I finished it.

BookishMe Received the package! Journals are visually Amazing... @GatheringBooks LOVE LOVE your printouts!! Joy of BookMail has just multiplied manifold 💗💗 2y
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#nowreading the last book in the #Shikanoko series!

BookishMe Hey, please email me title of the next book you will be sending for our group swap. If it's available at the library, I can get a head start ;D 2y
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Still Me | Jojo Moyes
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In a way, I like how Lou is rediscovering herself. But it‘s still missing that feeling Book 1 gave me. For that, I‘m giving this a 4 Star.

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Still Me | Jojo Moyes
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#nowreading the third book in the series! #jojomoyes

EJG31 I really enjoyed it! 2y
Cindyelizavaz @EJG31 I‘ve just finished the book and quite like it too! 2y
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The third book never fail to deliver the same feelings that Book 1 and 2 did to me! I wept and felt for Hina. I was enthralled from page to page. Definitely a big fan of Lina Hearn‘s writing. Five stars!

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Another one from Jeannie Lin that I absolutely love!!! Reading about the other side of Li Tao was great - of how a scoundrel and a warlord actually have a tender side to him when it comes to the prettiest lady in the world. Five stars!!

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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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This book seemed to draggggggggggg on. Not my cup of tea. I‘m surprised I actually finished it.

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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro

‘But isn‘t it hard, sir,‘ Beatrice asked, ‘to see what truly lies in people‘s hearts?Appearances deceive so easily.‘

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So... I‘m down with chicken pox!!!

I‘ve been given medical leave for a whole week and all I could think off - are the amount of books I can read the entire week!! 😂

It‘s party time!!

Sue I hope you‘re not feeling too unwell! Hooray for more reading time? 2y
kitabi_keeda Get well soon.🍎🍏🍇 and then enjoy your extra reading time 📖 2y
PaperbackPirate No scratching! Good luck & enjoy your readimg time! 2y
BookishMe Oh dear... On a brighter note, happy reading! 2y
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Let‘s talk about reading Reading Nooks!! This is mine - taking the entire living of the upper floor of my house.. that also serves as my yoga corner! What‘s your favourite #readingnook? Upload a picture and do tag me! I‘d love to see them ❤️

#readingcorner #myfavouritebook #thelastlecture #randypausch

Eggs Love your space love the bookshelves! I'd send a pic but mines a mess at the moment 2y
Cindyelizavaz @Eggs it‘s running out of space.. 😅 probably need to fit another shelf in there somehow! 2y
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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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#nowreading The Buried Giant by #KazuoIshiguro in preparation for May‘s Book discussion! #asianlit

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This is such a fantastic series! Book two have kept me on my toes, and is pulling me in two direction: I can‘t wait to read more and yet I don‘t want to finish the book so fast! Love love love it!

Two books in the series completed, two more to go!

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The second book in the series! Can‘t wait to get lost in the #Shikanoko fantasy land again. I‘m liking this series!! #lianhearn #taleofshikanoko
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On another note - watched #ReadyPlayerOne in cinema yesterday and it Rox my sox off!! Loved the book and loved the movie too! Character was very well played out.

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Finally finished this book in time for the swap!!

GatheringBooks hahaha! nice! :) 2y
BookishMe Am I correct to guess this is the book I can expect? Just want to confirm. I have started reading it on Overdrive while waiting for it to arrive ;D 2y
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God of Small Things | Arundhati Roy
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Studying for the upcoming book swap! 😀 #arundhatiroy #godofsmallthings #asianlit #holidayread #airportreader

GatheringBooks nice! looking forward to it! :) no need study tho, just enjoy! hahahah😀😂🤣 2y
kitabi_keeda Yoga and books, I like that 👍🎎📚📖🎎. You combined two of my favourite things in life! I would love to see more of this combination and would definitely try it myself too. 🎎📖 2y
Cindyelizavaz @kitabi_keeda thank you for dropping by! You love yoga and books too - sounds like we could be best friends! Hehe! 2y
Cindyelizavaz @GatheringBooks so sorry I was missing in action a little bit. Real life took control for a little bit as it‘s the start of the financial year for the company I‘m working it. It‘s strategy mapping time and all the boring unbookish stuff.. if you know what I mean 😅 2y
kitabi_keeda Thanks, @Cindyelizavaz that sounds nice. And why not, we could be best friends! ☺😀 2y
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It has been a long time since I enjoyed reading from the fantasy genre! This book have everything I love - Asian background, fantasy and Asian mythologies, a little bit of love and enough adventure to keep me wanting for more! Can‘t wait to dive into book 2,3 and 4! #lianhearn #taleofshikanoko #japanesefantasy

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Saturday | Ian McEwan
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A habit I started a couple of years ago is to buy a book in English and a book in the local language in every country I visit. This time, bought #Saturday by #IanMcEwan and a book by #AgathaChristie in Mandarin from #Beijing! I love this book store. If you‘re in Sanlitun St area, don‘t miss out on this store!

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I can finally start this book series! #lianhearn #taleofshikanoko #nowreading

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Harrowing and very surreal read about how life of refugees would be. It was as if I was in Saeed‘s and Nadia‘s shoes. I could feel their struggle and pain, heartaches and tears. Good read.

BookaholicNatty I need to get to this sooner than later!!!! 2y
Cindyelizavaz @BookaholicNatty sorry for the late reply! I was traveling in China! :) I think it‘s a pretty good read and only picked this up because it‘s our local book club pick for the month! 2y
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Since the announcement of the next book delay, I might as well re-read book 1-7 in the series for the umpteenth time. This time, upside down 😝

#kapotasana #readingyoga #georgerrmartin #gameofthrones #waysyogisread

Smarkies Another delay? I have been trying to read the series realllllly slowly in the hopes that the next book will get published and then I can read them fairly continuously.... 😂😂 2y
EliNeedsMoreShelves I quit. At this rate I'll be dead first. 😩 2y
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Thanks to my book fairy, my Shikanoko series is now complete! 💗 #lianhearn #taleofshikanoko

GatheringBooks nice!!! 2y
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The Last Lecture have been my all time favourite book for the longest time. As a kid, I‘ve always loved dancing, and hoped to one day be a dancer. Now that I‘m an adult and dancing is not exactly an option (except for the occasional clubbing), I find myself so drawn to Yoga. Picked it up about 4 months ago and here I am - doing the dancer pose, while reading The Last Lecture ;) #howyogisread #readingyoga #thelastlecture #randypausch

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome! 👏🏻💕I would be in big trouble if I tried a move like that!!! 2y
Kaye Sure wish I could do that. If I tried it, it‘d be called Old Lady Broken Hip. 2y
GatheringBooks awesome pose!!! :) 2y
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Cindyelizavaz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you!! It took a bit of a practice to learn this pose and I‘ve got to thank my husband for being so patient with all these photo taking. 🤪 2y
Cindyelizavaz @Kaye actually, I‘ve always had very tough bones and not flexible at all! 😆 But I‘ve been practicing all these stretches on a daily basis and I now have a pretty flexible back but no arms strength for the lifting poses 🙊 2y
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The Mouse Deer Kingdom | Chiew-Siah Tei
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I started this book with no expectation, purely to fulfil my reading goal of reading something from a local author. I‘m glad I picked this book. I loved the prose and how the story and thoughts of the various character was woven together along with all the local histories. This book reminded me on why I loved the subject of History in my high school days once again. #asianlit

BookishMe I hope I can find this in the library here... 2y
Cindyelizavaz @BookishMe I would be happy to send you my copy! I usually don‘t re read most of my books, so I tend to give them away 🙂 2y
BookishMe @Cindyelizavaz we think the same! Lol... Thanks so much. You're supposed to send me the swap book in April right. Both books together then? ;D 2y
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One of my personal reading goals this year is to read three non-fiction, and #Sapiens is one of it! This book came highly recommended by my local book club. Have you read it? Did you like it? #harari #nonfiction #readinggoals

P/s: here‘s one of my entry for #7WaysYogisRead - the Low lunge mermaid pose :) sending you some positive vibes and love! 💗