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Enchanted_Bibliophile

Enchanted_Bibliophile

Joined January 2019

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The Institute by Stephen King
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Pickpick

This was exactly what I needed to get out of my reading slump!
It was fast passed and left you wanting to know more with each page turn.

Sager's talent to write form a women‘s point of view is exceptional. He portray the feelings and thoughts so true.
I enjoy the shifting past–present pov; giving you a bit more info with each shift. It just builds the story so perfectly.
I can‘t wait to get my hands on Lock Every Door.

Melismatic I just finished this and couldn‘t agree more. 1w
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Last Time I Lied | Riley Sager
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Power outage at work and this was the only book I had with me....
At least I think my reading slump is something of the past...
Can't put it down 😁

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Trying to get out of this awful reading slump so I did a bit of e-shopping 😊
Now the choice of what to start with...
#tbr

Cinfhen The instant satisfaction of one click!!! 1mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Cinfhen You've said it! 1mo
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Blackbird Vol. 1 | Sam Humphries
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I'm trying to get out of my reading slump...

The vibrant color collection on any given page is dessert to the eye.
The plot was a bit predictable at some points, but overall it was entertaining.
I‘ll definitely be on the lookout for the next issue.

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I'm in such a bad reading slump...
I pick up a book, read the first 2 chapters and then loose interest :-(

MelissaSue81 Same 1mo
Megabooks I think we all go through phases like that. Two things work for me: rereading a favorite or going to a seldom-read genre (usually sci-fi or romance for me). 🤷🏻‍♀️ I think of you ask a dozen readers how they bust through, you‘ll get a dozen answers. Good luck! 1mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Megabooks I've tried all my usual ways to get out of this slump, with no luck so far. Have not tried the different genre yet, so maybe you've got something there. Thanks! 1mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile @MelissaSue81 All the best to you! Hope you kick it soon 1mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Pickpick

The Plot is a bit predictable by now. Fishlegs and Hiccup gets into trouble and by some crazy plan gets out of it again.
But Cressida keeps throwing new characters and dragons at us; more than making up for plot predictability

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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I might be enjoying these books a little too much for a full grown human being…
Blushing
Not that I care. I‘m still a child at heart!

I‘m going to listen to them all and not care what anyone say.
And come the day I have children of my own, I‘ll read it to them and enjoy them just as much!

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Pickpick

I loved the art it was so erie and unique

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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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This sounded awesome, a fresh idea with a bit of mystery and a lot of horror.

Unfortunately, I couldn‘t care less about any of the characters.Some of the writing was a bit blunt and at times I had to re-read paragraphs just to make sense it.
And the story was not all that captive in the end. I‘m not certain if I was anticipating something different; or if this simply wasn‘t my sort of book; or if the whole thing just fell flat.

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Pickpick

For a genre I typically despise, I immensely enjoyed this book.

Yes, it was still cheesy. Yes, there were still parts which I rolled my eyes at. Yes, it was still exceedingly predictable.

BUT Sally added some humor and reality to this that made me not want to barf or gouge out my eyes. And for me to say that is major in the Contemporary Romance Genre.

marleed I just finished this one! 2mo
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I‘ve seen – and loved – all the movies and heard only good things about the audio books. And I was not disappointed. Even though it is very different from the movies, I had an insta love.
I adore Hiccup and Toothless‘s relationship, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Toothless has his own voice.
The narration of this audio is excellent.

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Anya's Ghost | Vera Brosgol
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This one has been on my reading list since it appeared on the 2011 Goodreads Choice Award as a nominee.

And it did not disappoint!

Addressing a verity of issues; victimization, body-image, self-worth, love and friendship. This little graphic novel impressed me immensely

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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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My current reads 😄

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Mehso-so

On the one hand I'm kind of disappointed that this is the ending to PI Kate.
On the other hand I‘m glad, because this end meant the start of Tony Hill & Carol Jordan– and we all know I love them.

Not sure what my next Guilty Pleasure Reads will be.

#ColourCleanUp :Black

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Mehso-so

These books have become something like aguilty little pleasure read. You don't have to think or try to figure out what needs to happen. You just read and enjoy it. Fast-paced with just the right amount of action and mystery to keep you fascinated.
This is not as good as McDermid's newer books, but I still like to read them

#ColourCleanUp
Blue

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Duma Key: A Novel | Stephen King
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1. Read a few good ones, but this one popped into my mind first
2. Marts (all my cousins)
3. Not sure - depends on my mood
4. It's my niece's birthday & some reading
5. Two ✌ 2 - English & Afrikaans

#Friyayintro
@howjessreads

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I need to clear-up my TBR!
I have over 300 books and tend to have great excuses for not getting to them.
I've created this #ColourCleanUp to help me get into it.
If anyone wants to join in, please feel free!

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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📚 The Wife Between Us (All I can think of is how they met in flight)
🎥 Air Force One with Harrison Ford
🎶 Leaving on a Jet Plane by John Denver

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🛩💙🛩 3mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This was so much FUN!
#TheReadingRush
Unfortunately I didn't get to finish 7 books, but I'm very pleased with myself for finishing the 6 Promts and receiving 9 Badges 😊

Boooooks Oooo the badges look so satisfying I might have to do the reading rush next year 3mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Boooooks Must say that was a big part of what convinced me to take part this year. Well that and the fact that I was unexpectedly home for the week. 3mo
Boooooks @Enchanted_Bibliophile yeah it makes it seem more fun even though I haven‘t taken part I‘ve loved seeing people‘s posts and blogs about it. 3mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳📚📚📚 3mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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I did it! #24B4Monday
Finished 3 books and is halfway with Mostly Harmless...
If I didn't struggle so much with the tagged book, I would have finished all 4.
But it was really not a book for me, I can't remember the last time I had to re-read so many times just to try and make sense of it all.

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Mostly Harmless | Douglas Adams
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Standing at 14hours for #24B4Monday
Managed to complete the Chalk Man for #TheReadingRush and decided to change it up a bit and threw in Mostly Harmless for a bit of humour. Hopefully it will be my seventh book for #TheReadingRush

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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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#24b4Monday
Did just over 5hours today.
But now I need my bed. 💤

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Gwendy's Button Box | Stephen King
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#TheReadingRush : Read a book you meant to read last year
I've been meaning to read this book since it was published, but for some reason never got around to it.
It was a quick fun read with just the right amount of mystery, suspense, and magic to keep you engaged.
I've also combined the #24B4Monday Readathon to my #TheReadingRush; because I was falling behind. Gaining 02:30:37

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Saga, Volume 7 | Brian K Vaughan
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#TheReadingRush : Read a book with a non-human main character

Brilliant as always, but this edition felt like something was missing.
Not sure if it's the loss of one of my favorite charterers that is influencing me, but this one felt notably darker too.

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The Jewel | Amy Ewing
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#TheReadingRush : Read a book with purple on the cover
Unpopular opinion time:
Yes; I didn't like this one.
Now I could rant and tell you why...
OR
I can go read another book... Preferably a better one.

So I'm going to go for the second option.

julesG 😂😂😂👍 3mo
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I'm a bit behind on #thereadingrush so I thought I'll combine it with #24B4Monday to catch up. 😁

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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I loved this one.
Believe it was the perfect book at the perfect time
Now watching the movie.
#thereadingrush

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Cujo | Stephen King
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📚 Cujo by Stephen King
🎥 Bolt
🎶 How let the dogs out by Baha Men

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🐶🖤🐶 3mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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#threadingrush
Read and watch a book to movie adaptation

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The Jewel | Amy Ewing
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Her are some of the books I'm planning on reading for the #thereadingrush
Anyone else taking part?
Add me as a friend
https://thereadingrush.com/members/enchantedbibliophile/profile/

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Duma Key: A Novel | Stephen King
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Pickpick

This was superb!
I haven't read King in such a long time.
Duma Key again emphasizes his talent and shows his superiority in the Horror genre. His effortless storytelling and enchanting characters come to life every time I read one of his books

Full Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/378034032?book_show_action=false&from_revi...

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Mehso-so

In the end I managed 19hours of reading in the #12in24 #readathon
Not to bad considering I came down with the flu yesterday.
I finished Duma Key and Final Girls and is about halfway with The Chain.
This was fun!
Next time I'll be a bit more prepared, as it took me half an hour to choose a book after finishing Duma Key 🙈

Megabooks Great job! 🥳🥳 3mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks @Megabooks appreciate your support! 3mo
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Duma Key: A Novel | Stephen King
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Didn't do to bad for my first day of the #24in48 #readathon
10:11:58
Not sure about today though - I think I'm getting flu or something. I overslept and isn't feeling all that great

Megabooks I‘m sorry. ☹️ 3mo
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1. Most recent 5 star
2. Never had it before (don't think we have it in SA)
3. Sunset
4. down payment on a beach house
5. I would have to say GR.3 when I fell in love with books
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Trying out a Riley Sager...

Enchanted_Bibliophile @MaleficentBookDragon Thanks, wil add it to my TBR 3mo
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📖 Die Uile van Kranskop by Cor Dirks
_I loved these books when I was a child_
🎥 Ledgen of the Guardians: The Owl's of Ga'Hoole
🎶 Fireflies by Owl City

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🖤🦉 3mo
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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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Couldn't resist the book sale I passed by yesterday.

TrishB Got some good ones 👍🏻 3mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Why am I only getting to this now???
I can't remember the last time I had so much fun with a book.
Kathleen Wilhoite does an excellent job with the narration. I believe her delivery is one of the main reasons why I enjoyed this book so much!
This is one of those books where you sit with that silly grin on your face through the entire book. It just makes your heart overflow with joy you forgot was possible to flow out of that said heart.

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"Yes, yes it is"

brit91 Haha me too!😂🤣📚📚 3mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile I can't resist a sale, nevermind FREE books. 3mo
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Duma Key: A Novel | Stephen King
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Couldn't decided what to read next, so I'm falling back on one of my favourite authors.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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In the last few years, I have really come to appreciate good psychological-thrillers. Especially the ones I can't seem to figure out until the author reveals the big mystery.
Alex Michaelides has officially become one of those authors; with his debut novel The Silent Patient
Reveiew cont...👇

Enchanted_Bibliophile His gripping narrative and unusual point of view deliver something I have not encountered before. Being told from a Psychotherapist perspective gave this book -in my opinion- the variation that was needed to put it at the top of this genre.

If this is what we can expect of Alex Michaelides every time I see him becoming one of my favorites.
3mo
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Monsters of Men | Patrick Ness
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I really, really want to continue this series; but I don't know if I'm emotionally ready yet...

readingjedi Gosh, I loved this series! But I did feel emotionally wrecked afterwards! Still haven't got over the dog ... 3mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile @readingjedi I know 😭 every time I just think about it I tear-up again. 3mo
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Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson
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📖 Treasure Island
🎥 Moana
🎶 Under the Boardwalk (The Drifters)

#ManicMonday
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🖤🐚 3mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Finally!
Making time to read.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Can someone - anyone! - please tell me what kind of Magic Ness use???
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite trilogies of all time.
Full Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1268205705

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This is my favorite of all the “Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy“ books.
I know it kind of defies the whole travel the Galaxy and see the universe idea, but I love that Arthur is content and happy; that he found a like-minded being that likes him back. Call me a Romantic.

Honestly if you have not read these books; just go pick them up!
You'll laugh so hard... and if you don't what's wrong with you? 😬

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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1. Yes, a made-up one 😁
WYRD as in o my wyrd (it's a Sarah J Maas thing)
2. All the time, especially since English is my 2nd language 😊
3. supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)
4. Back to question 1... WYRD
Seriously go read Throne of Glass
5. New followers:
 @Dragonfairykats
 @Chelsea.Poole
 @Beatlefan129
Thanks @Powered_By_Plants for the tag.
Thanks @wanderinglynn for creating this prompt.
#HelloThursday

julesG 👏👏👏👏👏 3mo
Powered_By_Plants Thank you , Added to my stack 👍😁 3mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Powered_By_Plants Always happy to make new Maas fans! 😊 3mo
wanderinglynn Love supercali! Great words! Thanks for playing! 💜 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Thanks for the tag! ☺️ 3mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Just got myself this e-books, when I'm informed I need to attend a meeting the entire day 😦

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Why is this so hard?
#top6reads so far for 2019
Thanks @Cinfhen for almost making my brain explode 😂

Cinfhen Hahahaha!! Nice choices!!! The Lisa Jewel is on my TBR 😍 3mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Cinfhen Definitely read the Lisa Jewel. It's unexpectedly different. 3mo
ReadingOver50 Love your top 6 3mo
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📖 The Gunslinger - Stephen King
🎥 The Lone Ranger
🎶 Wanted: Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi

#manicmonday
@JoScho