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Hope_a

Hope_a

Joined December 2018

Bulgarian, living in UK * Cat Lady * Book dragon * Architect * Vegetarian * Artist * Book blogger www.theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/
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Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone
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The Lore of Prometheus | Graham Austin-King
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I was curious about The Lore of Prometheus and a bit wary to pick it up because it is not something I typically read. However, I had the pleasure to be part of her blog tour and I decided to read it.

Full review: wp.me/p9uuCK-rm

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The Road Trip | Beth O'Leary
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There are authors who wrote a bestseller and their next books struggle to beat the high bar they set. There are authors whose best book is yet to come. Beth O‘Leary proves, with every book she wrote, that she is one of the latter.

If you like her previous books, you will love this one!

Full review here: https://wp.me/p9uuCK-px

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The Flatshare | Beth O'Leary
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I‘m here to remind you that Beth O‘Leary new book publication date is coming closer and closer (29/04/21) and if you still haven‘t read her previous two amazing books - now is the perfect time to fix that mistake!

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The Flatshare https://wp.me/p9uuCK-au
The Switch https://wp.me/p9uuCK-hY

JamieArc What is the title of the new book? 2y
Hope_a @JamieArc The Road Trip 😊 2y
JamieArc @Hope_a Ooh! That sounds right up my alley. I have really enjoyed her other two. Thanks for the heads up! 2y
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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It‘s Sunday and I‘m here to remind you of this book.
Why it is perfect for your Sunday read?
📖It‘s short and easy to read in one sitting.
📖 It will take you to another world and make you forget for a few hours that Monday is coming.
📖 Being short and fast reading it can help you boost your reading challenge. (I‘m currently 6 books behind the schedule according to GR 🙈)

https://wp.me/s9uuCK-piranesi

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Mirrorland | Carole Johnstone
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I‘ve just started Mirrorland. Has someone already read it? I know that its publication date is in April, I‘ve got an ARC from Netgalley. There were lots of marketing campaigns about the book, it even has its own IG page 🤯
I‘m around 20% and have no clue what‘s going on! Does it become better? I‘m struggling to get involved with the plot. 😐

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The Last Snow | Stina Jackson
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What a great book! My boy is entertaining himself and hope I will be able to finish it before he got bored with his walker. 😅

Ruthiella Did you make it to the end? 😀 2y
Hope_a @Ruthiella Nah, 10 mins later he wanted to eat 🙄 2y
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Her Daughter's Mother | Daniela Petrova
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Daniela Petrova, like me, is a Bulgarian. You won‘t believe how amazed I was when I saw a book that is receiving so much hype, with Bulgarian name perching on the bottom of its cover. I had the chance to meet her and have a chat. She is so lovely! People like her make me feel proud that I‘m Bulgarian and the book it is so good in the same time I can‘t recommend it enough!

theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/11/15/her-daughters-mother

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The Other Mrs Miller | Allison Dickson
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Full review- https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/10/18/the-other-mrs-miller/

Simply brilliant!
It is everything you can want from a book. It is witty, it is quite a good mystery and it is sad from time to time. I laugh (probably in some really inappropriate places), I cried because of Nadia fate, and the whole book kept me on the edge of my chair all the time. Bonus – it didn‘t fail in surprising you all the time till the end.

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Heroine | Mindy McGinnis
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This book doesn‘t deserve a bright or colourful picture. Because it‘s so dark and terrifying you can barely stand reading it without crying. It‘s not the light summer read I‘m going to recommend to everyone. But it‘s a must-read book. I couldn‘t stop thinking about it a whole week after I finished it.

Full review: https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/07/29/heroine

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Meet the new member of our family- Presley! 🐈😍I‘ve been waiting for 3 years to be able to adopt a cat! In the very moment I had this Mr. Fluffy Butt handed over me I couldn‘t help myself and cried like a baby, and continue to cry during the whole way back home. I couldn‘t believe I have a cat! 🐱 Probably there are not enough words to describe how I‘m feeling right now. ❤️

glitterkitty459 🎉😻😻 4y
Marilyncjackson Congratulations 🎈 😻 4y
BookwormAHN Congratulations 😻 4y
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Mimi28 Aaaaawwwww 😻😻😻😻 4y
BlameJennyJane What a cutie!! ❤️😻❤️ 4y
Ruthiella Congratulations!!!! 😀 ❤️ 4y
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Who doesn't like a book about books, bookworm, and love? Right, nobody! Meet Nina Hill and her bookish life:

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/06/25/the-bookish-life-of-nina-h...

Ruthiella Books about books are my kryptonite. 4y
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WordPress For Dummies | Lisa Sabin-Wilson
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Hey, hey 😊
Does someone know why I can‘t see my followers in my notifications? It is so strange because I actually do have followers but they don‘t show in notifications. Any ideas? Xx

wanderinglynn I think that notification may fall off after a while. Mine currently says “older than a week” then has “[x person] and 107 others follow your blog.” But that‘s all it says. I have to go into followers to see the complete list. 4y
ShyBookOwl Could be a glitch. I find WP exceptionally glitchy 4y
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The Dangerous Kind | Deborah O'Connor
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Full review https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/the-dangerous-kind/

I loved the book so much, I don‘t think there are enough words to explain. I finished it in two sittings and then reread it, but this time slowly, enjoying the style and mystery of the book. I was blown away by how brilliantly written this book is.

Djspens This book sounds intriguing and I love your photo!! #addedtomytbr 4y
Hope_a @Djspens Thank you 😊 4y
LaraReads Beautiful pic & I love your nails!🖤 4y
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ehewett88 sounds like such a good book and just had a look at your blog i think it's great 😀 4y
Hope_a @LaraReads Thanks ❤️🌻. @ehewett88 It is. I already recommended it to like a dozen people. 😁 (edited) 4y
ehewett88 haha nice. will definitely have to read it when it comes out. also great to see a fellow uk book worm on here 😀 4y
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The Furies | Katie Lowe
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Hi there! I‘ve been MIA lately because I‘m so occupied with uni and final exams.
I am back and have new review in my blog. Go and check it.

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/the-furies/

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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This book is a friend‘s hug when you need a cheering up. It is uplifting, charming and funny. The Flatshare is a must-read book for every romance-lover. That‘s why it receives solid 5⭐️. Thank you #readersfirst and Quercus books for the opportunity to read and review this book in advance. ❤️
Full review: https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/arc-review-the-flatshare/

Ashley85 Beautiful photo and great review! Stacked 🤗 4y
Hope_a @Ashley85 Thanks! ❤️ 4y
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Calling all Iliad lovers - this book is for you! Plus, it is Longlisted for Women‘s Prize this year. Go grab yourself a copy and read it!
You can find my review here:
https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/the-silence-of-the-girls/

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic 💜💜 4y
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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Had a great walk today. ☀️🌻
#LitsyWalker

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Solid 5 stars for this debute. This book goes straight into my list of top books for this year. Full review here:
https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/arc-review-my-lovely-wife

Thank you NetGalley and Penguin for this ARC

Jeannineth Why the “so so” review? I just got the book. 4y
Hope_a @Jeannineth It was a mistake. It is corrected now. Absolute pick! 4y
julesG Agree, this was a great book. 4y
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Stepsister | Jennifer Donnelly
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🌻 Stepsister- Jennifer Donnelly
🌻 My Lovely Wife - Samantha Downing
🌻 Lost Roses - Martha Hall Kelly
Vincent & Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers - Deborah Heiligman
#weekendreads

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Call Me Evie | JP Pomare
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It is a negative review, I know and I'm so sorry about. I put a lot of expectations over this book and really wanted to like it, but it left me disappointed. It does have a beautiful cover, tho.
https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/03/25/arc-review-call-me-evie/

jpmcwisemorgan Negative reviews have their role too. Sometimes I‘m suspicious when I see all positive reviews. Not every book is for every person. Also, the things you didn‘t like might be things that someone else loves. 4y
Hope_a @jpmcwisemorgan Yeah, I know, but somehow I felt bad for the efforts author put into the book. 4y
jpmcwisemorgan I understand. 4y
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Hi, can somebody tell me which character is this. Thanks! ❤️

MotionChickness Little Elsa from Frozen! ☺️ (edited) 4y
Hope_a @Stephuhhnieee I thought so but wasn‘t sure. Thank you! ❤️ 4y
MotionChickness @Hope_a Absolutely ☺️ That Pop‘s cute! I‘ve never seen it before! 4y
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Hope_a @Stephuhhnieee A friend of mine found it in her new place she moved in and gave it to me. I haven‘t seen it before that‘s why I have some doubts. 4y
MotionChickness @Hope_a Ah gotcha! I recognize the shoes and dress... (I have a five year old daughter 😂 Ive seen Frozen more than I ever wished to.) I just pulled it up on amazon though just for true confirmation and it‘s her ☺️ 4y
julesG @Stephuhhnieee Agree! Little Elsa. 4y
BookishTrish Elsa! 4y
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The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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I can‘t believe my luck 🤩I got this treasure in a charity shop for just a pound ❤️

DocBrown Looks like it weighs much more than it costs! 4y
tammysue 🙌🏻 4y
Jobe Excellent! 4y
BarbaraJean 😍 What a find!! 4y
BBooks 😲 wow!! sweet!! 😍 4y
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Have you seen that The British Book Awards shortlist have been revealed? If you still haven‘t got a time to check it, you can find it here:
https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/the-british-book-awards-sh...
#BritishBookAwards #Nibble #TheBookseller

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The Book Jumper | Mechthild Glaser
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Congratulations for reaching another one of your milestones! Thank you for the opportunity to win not only one, but 3 books! If I win I‘d be glad to have The Night Circus and The Book Jumper.
#3for3kGiveaway

GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/arc-review-the-secret-runn...

Many thanks to Readers First and Hot Key Books for providing me with ARC of this book.

The book opens with typical high-school drama. In addition, we can supplement money and rich, spoiled kids.Yeah, sounds like typical YA drama. But we are expecting dystopian Sci-Fi, aren‘t we? I enjoyed the book although it‘s not what I expected.

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Hey, hey! How is your weekend going so far?
I had an intention ti go for a ride with my bike but it‘s raining elephants and it emerged to be raining the whole weekend.
So I‘m stuck home with hubby and this fluffy buddy for company. 😸
What are you reading this weekend? Or what are you planning to read?

litenthusiast I'm reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. You're cat is very cute! 😻 4y
Hope_a @litenthusiast Thank you! 😸 Happy reading! 4y
JHSiess In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. It's gut-wrenchingly sad. 😭 4y
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BarbaraJean I want to be reading Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb and Pride by Ibi Zoboi, but first I am reading assigned reading in this: 4y
Hope_a @BarbaraJean wow that sounds interesting. Enjoy your reading. 🌻 4y
Hope_a @JHSiess I noticed some post about this book but I don‘t think it is something I would enjoy. Happy reading ☺️ 4y
Scochrane26 I‘m reading A Question of Holmes because I couldn‘t wait to finish the series. Tomorrow, I want to work on finishing Where the crawdads sing. 4y
Hope_a @Scochrane26 Good ones, they are on my TBR list. 4y
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Opposite of Always | Justin Reynolds
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This is a debut novel by the author and it is absolutely stunning. It is a story about love, friendship, family, and time-traveling, of course. What are the possibilities in front of you if you go back in time with a chance to alter the future? I had everything I want from a book – I laugh, I cry, got mad and annoyed. Liked it so much!

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/03/10/arc-review-opposite-of-alw...

#NetGalley #ARC #eARC

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*SCREAMING* 🤩🤩🤩
I‘ve just received the ARC I won on Readers First. It is my first physical ARC and I‘m so excited, I can‘t stop smiling and jumping around. What a great ending of the week! 🌻🌻🌻

Birdsong28 #Readersfirst is so addictive!!! Have you tried #Netgalley ? It's ARC's for Kindles 😁📚📖 4y
Hope_a @Birdsong28 Yeah, I do reviews there. But they are all e-copies. This is my first paperback. 4y
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After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Cross Her Heart: A Novel | Sarah Pinborough
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I received the copy of this book via NatGalley and this is my first touch to Sarah Pinborough work and I can say, I enjoyed this book. It is kind of messy, but it ends up kind of well after all.

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/arc-review-cross-her-heart...

Birdsong28 I would try the tagged book as it's so much better, don't be put off by the one you have read as it's not so good as the tagged book 📚📖 4y
Hope_a @Birdsong28 I would definitely give it a chance. Thanks. ☺️ 4y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Are you curious about which are the characters I want to switch place with? Find more:

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/top-ten-tuesday-characters...

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I Owe You One | Sophie Kinsella
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https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/i-owe-you-one

I hate to write negative reviews.. But ‘I Owe you One‘ kind of disappointed me.
The story was so naive and stereotyped. A girl idealizes her childhood love and thinks she still loves him. Then, she meets a handsome stranger and fells in love with him. Then, they are together out of blue, then, they are not, and at the end they are back together.

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I Owe You One | Sophie Kinsella
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A bit behind schedule but here is my February wrap up. ⭐️

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/wrap-up-february/

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I‘m Bulgarian and on first of March we celebrate Baba Marta Day. We put martenitsas on out wrists or little dolls made from red and white yarn.
This year instead of sending to all of my friends the usual pictures took from Google, I made my own kind of red and white martenitsa.
I just wanted to share this tradition of ours with you, guys! Happy weekend! ❤️⚪️🔴
You can read more for the holiday here:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Marta_Day

mreads That's so interesting, thanks for sharing 😁 4y
Hope_a @mreads You are always welcome! Glad you liked it. 😊 4y
Suet624 A beautiful photo. Thank you for sharing. 4y
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Hope_a @Suet624 Always! ☺️ 4y
JenniferEgnor Culture is so amazing! 4y
Moony Such a nice tradition and a cool pic! 4y
Hope_a @Moony Thanks! 🤗 4y
Nute Thanks for sharing your culture and teaching me something new and wonderful! 4y
Hope_a @Nute You are welcome! ☺️ 4y
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He is guarding my TBR pile and makes sure I‘ll pet him before I reach my books.
#CatsofLitsy #LitsyCat #TBR

Minimalgrl 🥰🥰🥰 3y
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Only a Breath Apart | Katie McGarry
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https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/only-a-breath-apart/

I felt in love with this story of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. It is NOT retelling of the Peter Pan story, but still it won my heart.
The author provides us with a great spectrum of emotion – love, hate, fear, sadness and happiness. Characters are so true and alive, everybody can step in their shoes. But there is magic. You can feel it soaked into the whole book

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Kiss Thief | L J Shen
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I can‘t describe the emotions this book brings me. I cried, I laughed. Hugged this book so tight.
You can read more in my blog:

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/the-kiss-thief/

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Hopeless | Colleen Hoover
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I read 4 of Hoover‘s book. She definitely has a writing pattern. I do like her characters. They always go to adventure to gain a self esteem. As a principle, her plots are full of twists. Books are easygoing. Even though her plots are more or less the same, I liked her writing style. More you can find here:

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/colleen-hoover-wrap-up-quo...

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Harvard Library Bulletin | Harvard University. Library

Hi, can you suggest a app in which I can keep track on the books I have? I tried BookBuddy, My Book List and Books. But all of them allow me to add limited number of books and after that I have to upgrade to premium. I don‘t think that this kind of app deserves £.99 per month for subscription. I‘m looking for something free in which I can add as much books as I want. Thank you! Xx
P.S. I forgot. It should be for iOS, not for Android.

Hestapleton Have you tried LibraryThing or Goodreads? 4y
Hope_a @Hestapleton I‘ll check LibraryThing. I do have Goodreads, but here, in UK, we have such a bad 4G/3G and sometimes when I‘m out GR doesn‘t want to load. 4y
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Bookwormjillk I‘ve been using LibraryThing for about 5 years. I like it. 4y
TheLibrarian I use both LibraryThing and Goodreads. 4y
sprainedbrain I agree with others... Goodreads and LibraryThing are great for keeping track of what you have. 4y
Hope_a @Bookwormjillk @TheLibrarian @sprainedbrain @Hestapleton @Chrissyreadit Thank you all! I downloaded LibraryThing and I‘m happy with it. Have a good Sunday. Xx 4y
SleepyDragon Not sure if available for iOS, but I use a combination of ReadTracker and ReadingPlanner. They aren't great, but they are free. I also use Goodreads. Library Thing has a cap, I think, but it is pretty high at least. I was disappointed on how limiting basic Bookly was. 4y
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This Mortal Coil | Emily Suvada
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I have something like a tradition of buying books from every place I visit. This is not my first book bought from Chester because this town is one of my favourite places for walks. Today the weather was great like yesterday (around 13 degrees) and with my fiancé took a trip to this town and walked around.
I achieved nearly 8k steps! #LitsyWalkers

JoRead It took me a second to realize that not everyone talks Farenheit when it comes to temperature and I thought 13! How is that nice?! 😅 4y
Hope_a @JoRead Hahah, I feel the same when I see degrees in Fahrenheit. 4y
rockpools 👏👏👏 And Chester‘s a lovely place to spend the day! 4y
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Hope_a @RachelO Yes it is! It is 30 minutes with car from where I live and I love to spend time there. 4y
Maggie_Reads I try to buy a book in every new town I visit but I look for a book that tells me something about the area. I would love to carry that tradition over when I get the opportunity to visit Britain...whenever that might be. Chester looks very nice. 4y
Kaye Great job ! 4y
Hope_a @Maggie_Reads Yes, that too. In December I was in Milan with friends and I bought Da Vinci biography from there, because he is connected with Milan. Otherwise I marked on the first page of the book from where I bought it, if somewhere special. Wish you to have a chance to visit UK anytime soon! Xx 4y
Hope_a @kaye Thank you! 4y
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Kiss Thief | L J Shen
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I‘m not a #LitsyWalker but weather today was awesome! Near 13 degrees in the midst of February. I went out with my rollerblades and enjoyed the sun while listening to ‘The Kiss Thief‘

xicanti I'm so envious of your weather! It's -17 here. 4y
Hope_a @xicanti Oh, cold weather is totally not my thing. Hope it will get warmer soon. Xx 4y
sk888888 A fellow skater/reader here! I used to skate all winter long outside, but in recent years I will ice skate (indoor rink) when it‘s cold, returning to the mean streets in March or April. 4y
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Kaye Now THAT is a devoted LitsyWalker 👍🏼 4y
Hope_a @kaye Thank you! ❤️ 4y
Hope_a @sk888888 I‘m not a professional or something. Sometimes I jog, but my asthma is trending to get worse after a good cross, so I prefer skating and I love to skate. 4y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Happy Love Day! Here I collect some of my favourite quotes about love.

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/happy-14-02-with-14-love-q...

If you are not celebrating - good! I've always preferred a bottle (or two) of good wine than man!

jillannjohn I really enjoyed these! Have a great ❤️day! 4y
Hope_a @jillannjohn Thank you! You too. ❤️ 4y
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Willfull Child | Steven Erikson
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Here are three reasons you might want to read Steven Erikson‘s book:

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/willful-child

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Holding Up the Universe | Jennifer Niven
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Hi, guys. What‘s your weekend read?
I decided to grab this book by Jennifer Niven because it stayed for so long on my bookshelf. I read her previous book ‘All the Bright Places‘ couple of years ago and I loved it, so I don‘t know why I still haven‘t read this one. I believe I will enjoy it. Fingers crossed.
So what are you going to read this weekend?

BarbaraJean I‘m planning to make some progress in this one: 4y
Hope_a @BarbaraJean Do you like it? My fantasy-lover friends constantly speak about her and her book, which (according to them) are AMAAAAAAAZING. I haven‘t read anything from her, but consider to do it sometime soon. 4y
BarbaraJean You know how with some books, from just the first few sections, you can tell you‘re in the hands of a wonderful storyteller? So far it‘s like that! I‘ve heard rave reviews of her for so long—I‘m glad to finally get into one of her books! 4y
Hope_a @BarbaraJean Cool! Thank you. 🤗 4y
BarbaraJean 😊You‘re welcome! Happy weekend reading! 4y
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November 9 (Nine) | Colleen Hoover
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I finished it wast night in one sitting. I haven‘t read Romance books since I was in high school, so the book brought me back to my teenage years. 😁
Liked the plot and the story author tells. But I have such a strange feeling that I have read something similar before. I felt a deja vu from the moment Ben leaves the box with his script in front of Fallon‘s door. Like I read this book before, or maybe I read a passage from it. I can‘t remember. :(

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Vocabulary 4000 | Jeff Kolby

Hi, there! Hope your weekend is going well.
I have a question: as I‘m not a native English speaker, I‘m looking for improving my English and my vocabulary, in particular.
I‘m open for offers and suggestions, and I‘ll be so grateful for the help!
P.S. I am living in English-speaking country, use English in my everyday life - chatting, reading mails and etc. Also I‘m reading in English a lot. Mark new words, but still feel like I‘m not good enough.

tpixie Your English in this post is perfect! I would have never guessed English is not your first language!! 🥳🥳🥳 4y
Captivatedbybooks Have you thought about reading kid chapter books? Like Charlottes Web? That would be good exorcise 4y
Hope_a @tpixie Thank you so much, dear. ❤️ I have the feeling that I am using the same words all over again. Trying to keep a treasure dictionary handy, so I can check for synonyms and not repeating myself. Also I read a lot of book bloggers and they use such a word, oh my god. Some time I have to check every second word. But somehow it sounds more profound, and makes me want to go up to their level of expression. 4y
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Hope_a @Captivatedbybooks I am thinking of reread Harry Potter series. I‘ve read the books hundreds of times but in my mother tongue. A friend told me that Rowling built up such a great vocabulary through the books that makes them so helpful when you want to improve. 4y
tpixie @Hope_a I've heard we speak at a third grade level, and so to build your vocabulary, you need to read. Sounds like you're off to a great start!! ( Maybe enroll in a word a day in a dictionary app and write one sentence using it- even if not in your blog!). 4y
dreadamara Have you tried audio books? I know listening helped my pronunciation and grammar when I was learning Arabic and Greek. 4y
Hope_a @dreadamara Yeah, I did but I‘m easily distracted. I failed listening audiobooks even on my language. (Shame! 😅) 4y
melissanorr Maybe try reading and listening to the same book. I know a colleague of mine who listens to a chapter of an audiobook (or has her tablet "read" an ebook to her with the accessibility software) and then reads the same chapter in print. She said it really helps her with retaining the material so it might also work for building vocabulary. 4y
Slajaunie Watch the news. They speak with no accent and do not use slang. 4y
Hope_a @melissanorr Thank you! 😊 I‘ll try. 4y
Hope_a @Slajaunie Yup, I‘m watching the news (especially now with this hot Brexit topic). I don‘t have a problem with understanding. I‘m working with native-speakers from different parts of the country and they all have different accents. Looking for a way to build up a good vocabulary because I have a feeling I use simple words and repeat myself constantly. 4y
danimgill For adding to your vocabulary you could always try flashcard type games! I used freerice.com when I was in school to study for the SAT vocabulary section, the site donates rice to a charity organization for every correct vocabulary answer you give. But I‘m sure there are tons of newer apps/games for vocab out there now 😊 Your English is awesome by the way! 4y
Slajaunie There are different accents as well as local slang. Try crossword puzzles. 4y
Hope_a @danimgill Thank you! I checked the site and it‘s amazing. Already listed some new words from there. Thank you, again! 4y
LazyDays Pinterest has some great boards to help with sight words. Just search learning English. Hope that helps, good luck! 4y
LazyDays Also thesaurus.com helps find other words with the same meaning. So you don't feel like your saying the same words.😊 4y
Hope_a @LazyDays Thank you! I know about Pinterest‘s boards, also have my own with grammar explanations, phrases and others. It‘s really helpful. ☺️ 4y
CoffeeK8 @danimgill I second the Free Rice recommendation 4y
Redwritinghood Duolingo is a good, free service. 4y
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Confess: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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Here is my #February #TBR list. Like I said, I am going to do Romance readathon! 😅 Although, it‘s not my genre, I do enjoy some romantic books. I‘m quite behind the new releases. Everybody around me is so hyped about Collen Hoover‘s books, I feel ashamed I haven‘t read a sentence from her. I hope, I‘ll catch up.
This is my #LitsyAtoZ TBR list, as well. Here I have books for letters: A, C, H, K, N, O, P, T and U.
#AbecedarianTBR

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
RadicalReader @Hope_a sensational penmanship 4y
Hope_a @RadicalReader Thanks! ☺️❤️ 4y
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February Fever | Jess Lourey
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Hi, there. It is 1st of #February and I have a new post for you. This is the month of #love, so here are some of my favourite romantic novels. At the end of the post you can find my #TBR for the month. Hope you will enjoy reading it. ❤️

https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/02/01/the-love-month-and-12-roma...

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Life has an expiry date, like everything does. But nobody know how long this period is, also it is completely personal, so there is no universal date for all of us. But what if you know the exact day of your death? How you might live your life if you knew?

Find out more here:
https://theantagonistdiaries.wordpress.com/2019/01/31/the-immortalists/

P.S. I read this book for #24in48 readathon and loved it!
#litsyatoz #letterI

Reviewsbylola That drink. 😍 4y
BennettBookworm Loved this one! So intense!! 4y
tpixie Intriguing!! And I want your drink!! 4y
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Willfull Child | Steven Erikson
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Pleaaase, leave this book and pet me, hooman!
#catsoflitsy #litsycat #Chocho

readordierachel That face!! How can you resist? 4y
Erofan So cute!!! 😻😻😻 4y
Hope_a @readordierachel I can‘t ❤️ Always take him in my lap and pet him while reading 4y
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Hope_a @Erofan Thank you! ☺️😸 4y
Redwritinghood How could you refuse? 😻😻 4y
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