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Eyglo

Eyglo

Joined September 2016

Icelandic nursing student who loves books (and cats) ❤📚🐈
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Woo hoo 🙌 My Bookdepository order just arrived 😁 Then it's just deciding which book to start with!

charl08 And the winner was? 2y
Eyglo @charl08 The Hate U Give. Such a fantastic book! 👌Saga vol. 2 was the runner up 😁 2y
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My brand new Kindle and my trusted 4 year old one 💙 I seriously cannot live without this device 😊 So when a friend went on a vacation to the States I seized the opportunity to buy a back up 🤓

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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I just started this one on audio ✌ Phoebe is very funny and charming but so far I'm a bit lost to be honest (currently listening to the chapter about hair). The african-american culture is just so different from the Icelandic/Scandinavian one. But I'm eager to learn and listen to more 😊

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Pickpick

What a wonderful, wonderful book! Found it a bit slow in the beginning but then book grabs your heart and doesn't let go ❤ I listened to it on audio and the narration by Lin-Manuel Miranda is perfect 👌 I listened to it during driving and nearing the end I didn't want to step out of the car and stop listening even though I had reached my destination!

DebinHawaii I really loved this one on audio! 📚💜 3y
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I am currently in a big reading slump 😞 Usually a juicy book or a good romance novel can get me out of it...but I'm not finding anything helpful right now! So I'm asking the Litsy community - any recommendation? 😊😊

KCorter I find graphic novels or short story collections the perfect remedy when I get in a slump. Have you read Nimona or Lumberjanes? They are super fun and quirky. 3y
mischa Maybe a reread of a favourite book? 3y
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Eyglo @KCorter - funny coincidence! I just bought Nimona a couple a weeks ago but put it a side for some other time. I will def give it a try now 😊 3y
Eyglo @mischa yes! That is a classic solution! I always find it a bit comforting to go back to something I know won't dissapoint me or surprise me in a bad way :) Now I just have to dig through my 4 and 5🌟 ratings on goodreads ;) 3y
Eyglo @Notafraidofwords What a great recommendation! Wish I hadn't already read it. Def one of my top 10 books of 2016! Maybe I should just read it again;) 3y
Libby1 Do you like spy thrillers? Exposure was one of my favourites from 2016. It is a very human story dealing with family and betrayal and courage. I highly recommend it! 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Eyglo The Humans by Matt Haig. That's my answer to everything. Lol. I loved it so much. 3y
EricQiao Why not read my book, The Only Girl in China? This way you can talk to the author about it while you read, he'd make sure you won't fall into a slump. 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I second @KCorter - graphic novels, especially Nimona or Lumberjanes are fantastic for slumps. And I only discovered graphic novels last year so I am not even hardcore (yet)! My absolute favorite is Bandette💕 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon p.s. This photo is amazing. 👍 3y
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Finally now that the crazyness - that preparing for Christmas is - is over I'm just going to lie in bed / on the couch all day long 😋 First up -> these two ! Hope you all are having a wonderful time 💙
#christmas

BarbaraTheBibliophage Looking forward to your review on the Angela Davis book. I'm trying to decide what to get from @haymarketbooks before their 50% off sale ends! 3y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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So nice to be home and snuggling with this one!! ❤ During christmas time here in Iceland we have what is called "christmas-book-flood" - puplishers publish most of their books around this time and everyone gets a book as a christmas present ? After opening the gifts on christmas eve we cosy up and read our new books. So working in a bookstore during holiday season is pretty crazy - but so much fun ? #christmas #catsoflitsy

britt_brooke 💕💕💕 3y
Sparkpuppypup 💖📚😻 3y
LeahBergen I want to be in Iceland for Christmas Eve! ❤❤ 3y
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Libby1 ❤️❤️❤️I love this ❤️❤️❤️. I must get to Iceland some day. I only live in Northern Ireland, so I'm not that far, right? 😁 3y
nickimags Wow sounds amazing but frantic! 3y
Eyglo @Libby1 haha no not at all! You should take up this tradition if you are a book person 😊 I recommend that over moving here - way too cold and isolated ⛄ 3y
Eyglo @nickimags it truly is! Crazy - but worth it in the end! 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
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A small book haul from work today (can't seem to stop buying books these days!! 🤑) Having a hard time though deceiding which one to start with! I might just let Bella pick the one...
#bella #haul #catsoflitsy

RanaElizabeth Great picks! 3y
Libby1 ❤️ Bella 3y
LauraBeth 😻😻 3y
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valeriegeary Bella, just chillin' 3y
LeahBergen Bella! 💗💗 3y
Eyglo @LeahBergen @the_hibernator @valeriegeary @BookishMarginalia @Libby1 Bella is such a fantastic creature - no matter what she is very chill 😊😋😊 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻😻 3y
MrBook A colleague of mine just went to Iceland in November, and she looovvved it! 😊👍🏻 3y
Eyglo @MrBook I'm so happy to hear that!! 😊 Hopefully see got to see the northern lights 💫 3y
MrBook Yes! She did. Took her 7 decades to see them, but now she's crossed that off of her list 😊👍🏻. 3y
Eyglo @MrBook Great!! That's lovely 🤗⛄👍 3y
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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EXCITED! 😻 Just realized that this one is out early in hardcover 🤗 Since I loved both her previous books sooo much I think I won't be able to wait 19 days for the UK paperback...

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A very hyped up book! Decided to check it out though so I'm currently listening to it on audio 😊 Slow paced but very enjoyable + the narration is fantastic 👍

Sparkpuppypup Because Lin-Manuel!!! ❤️ 3y
Eyglo @Sparkpuppypup So true!! 😊😊 3y
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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I didn't realise until now that a lot of my favorite books were published in the 90's 💥 All quite different but fantastic!! 👌If you haven't read Wild Swans, I recommend it for #nonfictionnovember ....

#publishedinthe1990s #photoadaynov16

Reviewsbylola I have read and enjoyed all four of those! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
LeahBergen All of these are so good! 3y
rubyslippersreads Have read all four; second the recommendation for Wild Swans. 3y
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Pickpick

Very impressive #comic / #graphicnovel 🙅 Liked how it tackled the themes of feminism and patriarchy. I will definitely be continuing with the series. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

#photoadaynov16 #politicalfiction #imwithher

queerbookreader Hi I'm Claire 👋🏽 I really love Iceland and all things Icelandic! It's my favorite country to study. Nice to meet you (also glad you loved this comic! I haven't found a copy to read yet!) 💞 3y
Eyglo @lemonlime799 Hi Claire! 😊 Nice to meet you too!! I'm so happy to hear that! It is quite nice to live here...at least most of the time 😋 Are you from the States? P.s. I recommend checking the comic out if you ever come across it. It's not an easy breezy read but important and relevant! 💥 3y
queerbookreader @Eyglo I am from the states! I might ask for a copy of this comic for Christmas. I've always been really interested in the Icelandic language ✨ 3y
Eyglo @lemonlime799 That's cool 😊 I love visiting the states!! I don't envy anyone who has to learn the Icelandic language as an adult - but it's history and development is pretty interesting 🙄 3y
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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I finally got Nimona in the mail today ? I've read so many great things about it so I can't wait to dig in! Just had to include the "purse-cat" in the photo ??

#catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads Every purse should have enough room for a book and a cat, right? 😸😸😸 3y
Linsy Awe, so cute! 3y
LeahBergen 💗💗 3y
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LauraBeth 😻😻 3y
Eyglo @rubyslippersreads hahah yes! So very true 👜😸 3y
Simona The best picture today❣️😻 3y
moranadatter Excellent! Enjoy! 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻😻 3y
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Independent People | Halldor Laxness
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I had to read the only Icelandic nobel laureate, Halldór Laxness, both in middle and high school. Well I'll just say that I don't recommend speed reading any of his work in 12 hours 🤓 No pleasure in that. I'll definitely give his most famous work, Independent People, another shot someday.
#readinschool #photoadaynov16

LeahBergen What a nice edition! 3y
Eyglo @LeahBergen Thank you! It's quite old but in good condition 😊 3y
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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My #novembertbr 📚 Because it's #nonfictionnovember I'm going to try to read more non-fiction 💪 - I usually lean more towards fiction in my reading habits!

#photoadaynov2016

LeahBergen I've been thinking that I need to reread Heidi again soon. I loved it so much as a kid! 3y
Eyglo @LeahBergen me too! I haven't read it in over 20 years, definitely time for a reread 😊 3y
Wilkie Love your Little My mug💕💕 3y
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Eyglo @Wilkie Thank you!! I collect the moomin mugs from iittala 😊😻 3y
Wilkie Me too ☺️I read the books when I was little and thanks to my Finnish friend and neighbor I have a nice collection of mugs and bowls. 3y
Eyglo @Wilkie that's very cool! I didn't know that people outside of Scandinavia did collect these things 😊 3y
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Lover Awakened | J R Ward
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Even though this book has an amazing rating both on Amazon and Goodreads it just wasn't my cup of tea. I'm dnf-ing it at 27%. 😐 They can't all be winners!

EloisaJames I loved some of the Brotherhood and not some others. A few were too violent for me. So it goes! 3y
Eyglo @EloisaJames true! 🤗 3y
JoRead I never understood the appeal of this hero. To many he is the favorite, to me he's got really bad issues 🤔😯😞 3y
Eyglo @JoRead Yeah, I agree - I started the book bc it seemed like a fan favorite. But no, not for me 😞 3y
Bookwitchery I had high hopes for this series but after about book 4 the writing quality started going downhill and consistency was thrown out the window. I don't expect Shakespeare, but I want even my smut reading to be decently written! 3y
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Lover Awakened | J R Ward
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I'm in mood for some romance and action tonight! 🤗 I haven't read J.R. Ward before and plan on breaking all the rules by starting on the 3rd book in the series 👮🤘 Here's to hoping I won't be too lost !

#rulebreaker #romantsy

valeriegeary You rebel! 😁 3y
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On Cats | Charles Bukowski
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My favorite snuggling while reading buddies 🐈📚

#nationalcatday

BookishMarginalia What gorgeous cats! 😻😻😻 3y
Eyglo Thank you @BookishMarginalia !! I think so too ? They are both from the local shelter and are my dear housecats ? (In Iceland we give non-breed/shelter cats the breed name "housecats" ?) 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻😻 3y
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atunah So sweet 😻I am about to adopt 1 or 2 again. Feels lonely without cats in the house. I needed some time after I had to say goodbye to my old shelter boy in summer. 3y
Eyglo @atunah I can imagine! A house is not a home without cat(s) is my philosophy 😻 Sorry about yours - it's so hard when we have to say goodbye 💙 Good luck with the new one (s), they will be lucky to have you! 3y
atunah @Eyglo thank you. I agree with your philosophy fully😸. 3y
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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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Friday night reading! 🤘I have read so many amazing things about The Dublin Murder Squad series and I think that this (the second one) is suposed to be the best one. Her first book, In the Woods, was quite good 🤓

#fridayreads #halloween

v_cuev It's been my favorite so far! 3y
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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This cover manages to both creep and gross me out! 👹 It's the Icelandic paperback version - I think I'll just stick to my hardcover!

#booktober #creepycovers

LeahBergen Oh, YUCK!!!!! 3y
valeriegeary Yikes! That is terrifying! 3y
Merethebookgal Now I'm queasy! 😦 3y
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v_cuev That is not cute 3y
Lakesidemusing 😵😵😵 3y
gibblr Ewww 😖😖😖 3y
TheBookAddict 😳 oh my! 3y
quirkyreader It's not to particularly terrifying if you have had stitches and have a lovely scar to remember it by. 3y
Eyglo @quirkyreader You are so right! 🤔! I hadn't thought about it that way. I guess I'm just not used to seing such a graphic photo on a bookcover 😶 3y
Kimzey Ick! Yep, pretty creepy! 3y
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Pickpick

I just finished this chunk of a book. It was very addictive and so much better than the first one. Can't wait for the next one in the series 😻

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Heidi | Johanna Spyri.
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My dear grandmother, who passed away last year, used to read an illustrated Heidi to me as a small child. I was heartbroken when that book got lost and haven't read the story since. But since buying this beautiful edition I can't wait for the right moment to read it again ❤

#booktober #reread #love

JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved Heidi also and I owned the book as a child!! Mine is long gone also😐 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 That is a beautiful edition!! Enjoy!!! 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Eyglo i was just searching on GR at all the different editions of Heidi..there are 842 editions!! I was looking for one that looked familiar to me, but couldn't find it...I know the Heidi on my cover was blonde...but there are a lot of brunettes too...it looks like your edition is a 2014 reprint...and it looks familiar to me, I wonder what year it was originally printed? 3y
Eyglo @JanuarieTimewalker13 The cover design on my edition is from 2014 but the translation is from 1956 😊 I didn't either find my grandmother's edition on GR, but it has been over 20 years since I saw it + it was in Icelandic! 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Eyglo wow!! That's cool !!! I wonder if that was the edition I had in the mid to late 1960s 3y
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My "next in line" tbr shelf ? When the tbr gets out of control - a girl gotta prioritise ! ?

#tbrtuesday

LeahBergen You have some good ones waiting for you! 3y
v_cuev Ooh, we have a few that are the same! 3y
Eyglo @LeahBergen glad to hear that 🤓 ! 3y
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Oops! I just realized I did the #booktober tag for today yesterday so I'll just switch them 😸

#wishicouldbethere is of course the world of HP & Hogwarts 💫

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Outlander: A Novel | Diana Gabaldon
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Outlander is definitely one of my favorite books of all time. Read it for the first time 12 years ago and fell in love ❤ Still working my way through the series though 🙊
#booktober #ilikebigbooks #outlander

valeriegeary Love the bookends! 3y
JulieAnn One of my favorites as well! 3y
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Uninterrupted reading time...what is that you say? 🙊😸🙊
#catsoflitsy

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The Complete Maus | Art Spiegelman
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My favorite graphic novel without a doubt. Definitely time for a re-read.
(I have to give a shout-out to Persepolis which is also amazing!)
#favegraphicnovel #booktober

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Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales | IRMAOS GRIMM, ARTHUR RACKHAM
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I adore these pretty bookplates from Etsy 😍😍 They make a beautiful book even more special !

#bookplates #etsy

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Amazing book! The best debut I read this year. Diffucult but an important read. Bella most definitely agrees 🐈

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I guess now is as good time as any to finally check out Angela Carter and read this beautiful #foliosociety edition of The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories! 👿
#booktober

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One of my favorite books of all time ❤ There are so many beautiful editions out there....hard to resist not owning them all!

#favoritebook #tokillamockingbird #collectorsedition

JanuarieTimewalker13 I purchased a beautiful edition on book depository for $6. I will post and tag you!! Nice collection of a wonderful book!! 3y
Eyglo Thank you so much for the recommendation! I will most definately check it out on bookdepository (my main book source these days) since it looks beautiful 🤗🤗 3y
Eyglo @JanuarieTimewalker13 , forgot to tag you in the comment above....spot on earlier (cat comment) about an edit button on Litsy!! 3y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @Eyglo No worries, and thank you!🌸 3y
MandaNette79 Ilove that picture!! Ive never read this one, but i really want to!! 3y
Eyglo Thx @MandaNette79 🤗 I wholeheartedly recommend it! 3y
OffTheBeatenShelf.com Love this!! I still have my crappy, beat up paperback from when I was 10. I'm surprised the pages haven't started falling out considering how many times I've read it. 3y
Eyglo @OffTheBeatenShelf.com Exactly!! As much as I love all my new editions there is just something about the first one! The one that introduced me to the magic that To Kill a Mockingbird is 🤗 3y
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What a lovely lovely book. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. Such a sweet and funny lovestory 😊

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Goal | Elle Kennedy
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Finally a new book in the Off-Campus series! Guilty pleasure all the way 😊 Turned out to be my least favorite one though. The book was still enjoyable and Tucker is a charming character 👌🤓

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Loved it! Listened to the book on audio and the narration by Amy Schumer is fantastic 😊

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Love me some new paperbacks 📚😍

MrBook Ooh, nice selections and great pic! I might have to get these for @BookBabe 😊. Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
Eyglo Thank you so much for the warm welcome 🤗🤗 3y
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