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EllanaRose

EllanaRose

Joined November 2016

Queer disabled Jewish nonbinary person, fangirl at ellanathornton-wheybrew.weebly.com with two degrees in Classical Studies
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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
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The King of Crows | Libba Bray
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This was incredible.

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The King of Crows | Libba Bray
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Absolutely #ItsSoLateItsEarly at 6am but I need to know what happens next. I need to know if they're all OK

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Blimey. This hits hard

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... And now to start the third in the series! Excited for this, worried for the characters, and curious as to how it'll all end

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Actually finished this last night, just forgot to post about it. An excellent book, it felt shorter than the first in the series despite being longer

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Just some #ItsSoLateItsEarly reading

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In at the Deep End | Kate Davies
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Mehso-so

This book is trigger warning central.

The final few chapters redeemed it but oof. I'm unsure how to feel about this one

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In at the Deep End | Kate Davies
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Starting this for a book club, not a clue what it's about, so this could be interesting??
Have you read this?

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This was a little slow to start, lots of world and character building rather than plot, but once the plot started it really went fast.

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Reading this for my book club and enjoying it so far. I love the world building, it feels like being in the 1920s

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The Witness for the Dead | Katherine Addison
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Rather charming

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The Goblin Emperor | Katherine Addison
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Well this is amazing. I love a book that instantly opens with a huge list of names and how to pronounce them. This is such a brilliant book

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The Goblin Emperor | Katherine Addison
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My first fiction since May. Let's get reading.

sprainedbrain I really enjoyed this one! 12mo
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TransAntiquity: Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World | Domitilla Campanile, Filippo Carl-Uhink, Margherita Facella
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I have to stop reading this. It was published in 2017 but the language is outdated and offensive. The arguments made in the five essays I've read are weak, based on evidence that can be interpreted in a very different way very easily. I have to stop.
#ClassicistsOfLitsy

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TransAntiquity: Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World | Domitilla Campanile, Filippo Carl-Uhink, Margherita Facella
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I'm only a little bit into this, but I'm really not sure how to feel about it so far. Anyone read it?
#ClassicistsOfLitsy

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My delayed #24in48 is off to a great start!

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Lord of Shadows | Cassandra Clare
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I forgot it was #24in48 this weekend so I'm doing it in the week instead. Good luck to everyone doing it!
I finished the tagged book on Friday, about to start Queen of Air and Darkness now.

LazyOwl I'm reading Infernal Devices at the moment and want to read these next I think 🤔 2y
EllanaRose @LazyOwl I read them in 2019, excellent books! This series is a lot darker, follows a different family, but still as excellent 2y
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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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This was an easy read with some of my favourite tropes.
My January wrap up and my February TBR will be up on my blog at 6pm UK time on ellanathornton-wheybrew.weebly.com

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I first read this when I was 5yrs old, and mom thought it was a lovely book about a farm. She was wrong, yes, but it did seem to influence a great deal about my world view. 25yrs on from the first time I read it, this still remains an excellent book, one I think should be essential reading

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Again, ableist slurs used. Every book in the series so far has used at least one. I still enjoyed it, but ugh.

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The Titan's Curse | Rick Riordan
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Mehso-so

Not bad, put off by the slurs in it though

Saknicole I haven‘t read this series, but it surprises me to hear that there are slurs in a younger YA series. Do you recommend starting the series not knowing at at all as an adult? I think I may have watched the movie once. 2y
EllanaRose @Saknicole The slurs were commonly used at the time of publication, so I'm not overly surprised by their use. I didn't read them as a kid, but they are good books, but definitely go into it knowing that they're not perfect 2y
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Much prefer this to the first in the series, despite the slurs.

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Starting the next in the series with a little friend. Fuzzbutt is snoring loudly

TheSpineView Adorable! 2y
LeahBergen So cute! 2y
Megabooks Awww!! 😍😍 2y
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Mehso-so

I love the representation in this, with a large number of main characters having ADHD and dyslexia, but I'm not yet convinced that I'll love the series

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Just perfect

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This one I'm very excited about reading. I adored the previous books and I'm looking forward to reading this

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Lords of the North | Bernard Cornwell
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Mehso-so

The misogyny is strong in this one.

It's an OK series, I'm invested in some characters, but not Uhtred. The author seems to show that people are evil if they abuse women and children. Sure you can claim it's historically accurate, but does it really need to be in every other chapter?

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Guess who's been forgetting to check here...

It is my plan to read every day in December to help smash my reading goal, so let's get started!

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The Luminaries | Eleanor Catton
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I'm dog sitting this pretty baby, fuzzbutt. Fuzzbutt has anxiety so we're reading together
#dogsoflitsy

TheSpineView So cute! 2y
LeahBergen Awww! 💕💕 2y
EllanaRose @TheSpineView and @LeahBergen I've passed on your compliment and fuzzbutt says "boof" XD he's been such an amazing little nurse (I'm sick, have been for a few weeks), not left my side 2y
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BookNAround Fuzzbutt looks like the best sort of reading company. (edited) 2y
Bette Get ready for your close up fuzzbutt. 😊❤️👍📸🐶 2y
EllanaRose @BookNAround and @Bette fuzzbutt is such a cutie, he loves the camera, almost as much as he loves being read to, he's a darling 2y
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Out | Natsuo Kirino
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This book needs all the trigger warnings, but what an intense read. Incredible, dark, and a great way to end my reading slump

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Out | Natsuo Kirino
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It has been three months since I read a book, but I started this last night and so far I'm enjoying it! While it's not the most comforting book to read since I'm sick right now, I'm enjoying it nonetheless. It's dark and brutal, and just what I want

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Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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My #WitcherADay continues! The dragon episode was so good, but the story was better.

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This was an incredible start to #WitcherADay and I'm excited for the rest of the series

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Looking for Alaska | John Green
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My #OWLs are going well, with Muggle Studies now complete
#magicalreadathon2020

Also I'm back doing some cross stitch! Not yet done with this yet but isn't it pretty?

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One day left with this book for #WitcherADay and I'm really enjoying it!

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I adore Geralt. Just read the story regarding the law of surprise for my #WitcherADay and oooooh...

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My #WitcherADay is going well, and I love Geralt even more now

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The Ticking Heart | S. A. Winters
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Finished this for the #OWLs for Ancient Runes. Not a great short story.

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Starting today I'm doing #WitcherADay and I'm starting with one short story a day, then one chapter a day once I get to the novels.
Geralt is adorable

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The Last Testament | Sam Bourne
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A pretty good start to the #OWLs and Astronomy

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The Last Testament | Sam Bourne
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Reading for the #OWLs starting with Astronomy, reading a book when it's dark. I'm aiming for Alchemist.
Tomorrow I'm starting something interesting, and I'm planning on hosting a readathon in June, but more details later

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A charming short read for #24in48

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Right now, I'm all out of melon, which is a shame. I've been snacking on it throughout #24in48 but I've finished book eight

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After a nap and dinner I'm resuming #24in48 and I've finished book 7!

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Having a well deserved nap, part way through the seventh book of the readathon #24in48

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I'm still enjoying the series, a great mix of found family and steam punk tropes that I love
#24in48

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Five books finished! #24in48

BookishMe 👏🏽👏🏽 3y
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Fourth book finished! Great series #24in48

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Three books completed! #24in48 is my favorite readathon, I love it

LauraBrook Wow, impressive! 3y
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This is such a fun series so far, I love it
#24in48