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Jinster

Jinster

Joined April 2019

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Secret History by Donna Tartt
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Tell Tale: Short Stories by Jeffrey Archer
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I love when you discover a new potentially absolute fave through a recommendation from a fellow book lover.

Loved the story of Elantris and the mystery and discovery that the characters worked through. Great characters #Raoden and awesome world-building. Looking forward to reading the Mistborn trilogy!

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When you have tickets to a Leigh Bardugo book signing so you just have to buy the collector's editions!!!!

#leighbardguo #sixofcrows #grishaverse

Balibee146 Those are gorgeous ❤️❤️ 1w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow! 😍 Have fun at the signing! 1w
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World Without End | Ken Follett
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Summer is finally here and that means I have time to plunge into the long-awaited World Without End.

I have had this on my shelf for years but needed a nice empty summer to feel like I could get stuck into it.

Need to garden... but a little read beforehand won't hurt. Just for 5 minutes ☺
#kenfollett
#kingsbridge
#historicalfiction

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Just finished Crooked Kingdom and loved all 5 of the Grishaverse books. Next up I'm reading Muse of Nightmares!

Then I want to start one if the above - anybody read them? Any comments? I've read Strange the Dreamer and all of ACOTAR and loved them all.

I love books 💛

Happy Friday readers ☀️

BookHoarder32 Daughter of Smoke and Bone is awesome. It took me a little longer to get through the second one and I haven't read the third one yet. But that's my pick. 4mo
Jinster @BookHoarder32 Thank you! I only heard of it today but it sounds right up my street! 4mo
BookHoarder32 I haven't read Strange the Dreamer yet (I own it and Muse), but if you like her writing, I think you'll definitely like it. 4mo
julesG Loved the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. Loved it so much, I bought several editions. 🙈 4mo
Johanna414 I‘ve read and loved both series, but Daughter or Smoke and Bone is one of my absolute favorite series. It is so beautiful (edited) 4mo
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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I'm so excited to start this book!!

Having read the Shadow and Bone trilogy after Six of Crows I am HUNGRY for this one.

Any love for Grishaverse?

Shley9225 Best series ever ❤️❤️ 4mo
Ronda Totally love this series! 4mo
Jeralyn My all time favorite series!! 4mo
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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After my first time speaking at an education conference today, I decided that I deserved a new book!

Obviously I still have over 30 books on my tbr shelf but I'm sure I'll slot this in somewhere - any fans? Loved the ACOTAR series ☺

megzlynn I‘m ready the series now and it‘s great. I have to say I almost like it better than ACOTAR. 4mo
Jinster @megzlynn My friend said the same! I've found it hard to believe but I guess I'll find out!! 4mo
bewareofwords This series is my absolute favorite! Enjoy! 😍🥰 4mo
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1. Fantastic day at a physics teachers' course - followed by a fab gym sesh.

2. I've never reread a book! Should I?

3. Who?

4. To Kill a Mockingbird.

End humpday the right way! All invited.

@DebbieGrillo @MinDea

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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus

I just got through 3 books without purchasing a single new one! The holiday helped but this definitely calls for celebrations...

I better go buy like 15 new books!! ☺

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Thanks for the tag!
📚 I usually go for the kind if theme that I feel I need. Which is usually my most recent purchase despite the books I have waiting on my tbr!
📚 When I take the train yep.
📚 TV or other talking.
📚 Coffee. Black, no sugar!
📚 Tagged in comment ☺

This weekend I'm looking forward to finish this book a d starting a new one (or few) as I head to Spain.

emz711 Hello! 5mo
Eggs Safe and happy travels 🧳 !!! 5mo
Jinster @Eggs Thanks so much! 5mo
Jinster @emz711 That was my attempt at tagging people on Litsy while trying to also be productive at work 🤣 5mo
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The Diary of a Nobody | George and Weedon Grossmith
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#friyayintro

1. Diary of a Nobody - My Dad recommended it and it just makes me giggle.
2. I became a great aunt!
3. Japanese
4. About 30. Possibly more, we don't stay in touch and we're wide spread.
5. This is for you, reader. Happy Friday evening from the UK

Jinster @howjessreads Sorry for missing the tag! 5mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Current read

Thrilled to see Vermont make an appearance - one of my fave states so far. Beautiful place!

Hopefully the storyline won't ruin idyllic memories 🙊

swishandflick One of my favorites! Hope you love it! 6mo
Jinster @swishandflick Oh cool, thanks for the comment! My colleague recommend on the basis of just being really bloody good 😄 6mo
LauraK411 It is really bloody good! 😊 4mo
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Four unread sequels to some of my favourite books and I've been putting them off for so long, possibly to savour them, maybe because I'm scared to finish them as I might lack the exciting of having them ready.

Hands up - who else does this??

gibblr At least in the case of Crooked Kingdom and Muse, you should do it!! I read both not too long ago. Put off Muse for awhile but finally but the bullet. 6mo
Jinster @gibblr 👍 Tempted to do SK first as there are so many more to look forward to. Then keep the massive Follett story for summer. 6mo
julesG Yep same! Crooked Kingdom and I haven't even read Strange the Dreamer. Stupid as hell. And my kids are the same. 🙈😁 6mo
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Johanna414 Yes! I do this all the time. I get so excited for the sequel but then I‘m almost scared to read it (edited) 6mo
Jinster @Johanna414 this is exactly it! Excited, but very scared 😂 6mo
rjsthumbelina I do this with every series I like! I never want to finish it bc then I'd have to say goodbye...I may have attachment issues.lol 6mo
Jinster @rjsthumbelina haha #bookattachment had got to be a real thing right!? 😂 6mo
rjsthumbelina @Jinster it's a very real thing! 6mo
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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It's arrived!

I only ordered it about 20 hours ago 😄

Better get through some books so I can get round to this!

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Saints help my tbr pile now I've read Six of Crows 😂

But which should I prioritise next? I want to read Crooked Kingdom really bad but I'm so tempted to get the Shadow and Bone books read first.

Help?! 😂📚

VanChocStrawberry Shadow and Bone trilogy happens first chronologically, but I also read six of crows first. If I were you I‘d read crooked kingdom next. 6mo
VanChocStrawberry I went to a book signing with Bardugo, and she asked what I thought of the intentional inconsistencies with narrators...but I‘d read them so far apart, a lot of that was missed by me. PLUS the TV show is combining the first books of the two series. Between those two things reading them like you‘re thinking could be awesome. 6mo
cherinium I went right into Crooked Kingdom after Six of Crows, because I had to see how that all turned out. I have bought, but still not read Shadow and Bone. 6mo
Jinster @cherinium @VanChocStrawberry Thanks both - totally taking this into account. I'll read my next distraction and think it over while they both make their way to me 6mo
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My latest purchase that will undoubtedly cause havoc on my reading order

I'm not the only one, right?

Eggbeater This book 😍! 6mo
Jinster @Eggbeater It's comments like this that mean it's skipping 32 the places 😂 6mo
Eggbeater Sorry 😂 6mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Leigh Bardugo fans - I am almost half way through Six of Crows but I feel like I'm missing a lot of back story!

Should I have started the Grishaverse somewhere else? Should I stop reading SoC and start this world from a more suitable point??

I hate being out of order!

TheSpineView I read six of crows first and I found it was not necessary to read the others first. Though there were a few things made clearer. 6mo
Jinster @TheSpineView OK that's good to know. I feel like I might read the earlier books after I've finished Soc 6mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime it's not necey to read first but the Shadow and Bone trilogy will give you the missing background 6mo
Jinster @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime Great, thank you! 6mo
cherinium I have read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, but have not read the Shadow and Bone trilogy. I did not feel like I missed out on anything important. 6mo
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Joining in with #weekendreads as the weather has got me in the mood for big jumpers, meditation, fresh coffee and sinking into a book (or talking about them)

1. Six of Crows - see latest post
2. Sadie, Courtney Summers
3. The Secret History, Donna Tartt

rachelsbrittain Love, love, love Six of Crows! Thanks for joining in 💜 6mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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My current read - I've had it weeks but prioritised a new, spontaneous purchase.

I'd love to hear what people though of this. at the moment I'm about 50 pages in and finding it a little more scatty than I thought but finding the character development pretty good so it's keeping me satisfied. Wonder if it'll live up to its hype?!

julesG It takes about 70 pages to get the story started. I'm sure you've probably passed that point by now. 6mo
Jinster @julesG Ahh OK, I'm not quite but definitely will be tonight 👍 6mo
julesG Another Litten warned me about the slow start due to all the characters being introduced. I might have given up otherwise. 6mo
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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This is my absolute favorite book so far this year. And totally unexpected as I bought it on a whim after reading one rave of a review.

Any other Lazlo fans?

How long do I leave the book hangover to pass before moving onto Muse of Nightmares?

Eggbeater Muse of Nightmares is even better. I say read it right away. Welcome to Litsy! 🐙 6mo
Jinster @Eggbeater omg really? I better get on it. Thanks! looks like a good place to be so far! 6mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 Enjoy! 6mo
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Jinster @rretzler thank you ☺ 6mo
tpixie Welcome to Litsy! 🥳📚🥳 6mo
mcipher I haven‘t read Muse of Nightmares yet, but I loved this book!! I think I‘m kind of holding off so the story‘s not over yet... 6mo
Laura317 Welcome to Litsy! I loved the first book. I‘ve got MoN but not listened to it yet. Soon 6mo
Becker One of my favourite authors 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
Palimpsest I‘m reading this now. Only on page 132, but the world so far is super cool. 6mo
charl08 Loved this! Such a long wait for the sequel. I vote go straight into the next one, why wait if you don't have to?! 6mo
Jinster @Becker Oo really? This is the first I'd come across but I'll look a bit deeper 6mo
Jinster @charl08 Haha good question, I'm just so worried that sequels ruin the magic that has built up 6mo
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First taste of Agatha Christie for me and I liked it! please feel free to hit me with any recommendations on which one to line up next to 👍

... you know, so I can ignore the other 22 books I have on my TBR pile

Emilymdxn Love this! My other fave Poirot is the murder of roger ackroyd so I really recommend that. Try to avoid having the Big Spoiler spoilt if you can 6mo
Jinster Thanks! Haha I better get reading it quick then 6mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 6mo
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jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy!!! 6mo
Jinster Wow, thanks everyone 😍 6mo
BethM Welcome! Check out @RaimeyGallant and @Chelleo for tips and tricks! 6mo
MaceyT15 And Then There Were None & Death on the Nile are great Christie novels 👍 6mo
Jinster @MaceyT15 thank you so much - just topping up my audio list 6mo
Jinster @BethM wow, devoured all that thanks for the heads up! 6mo
MaceyT15 @Jinster hope you enjoy!! 6mo
AshleyHoss820 And Then There Were None and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd! Both are stunners! 6mo
Jinster @AshleyHoss820 Thank you so much - excited! 6mo
Ericalambbrown Welcome to Litsy! 😊📚🙏🏻 6mo
Naj Welcome to Litsy 🤗. I agree with the others on The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, absolutely loved it. 6mo
rretzler I‘ve been a Christie fan for 45+ years and my favorites are Murder at the Vicarage, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, And Then There Were None. The ABC Murders and Endless Night are also fairly unique. 6mo
BooksAndTea97 Welcome to Litsy! A. Christie's books got me into reading. You can't miss with any of her works, but if you really want a book that will wow you, pick And Then There Were None or The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Enjoy! 6mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 I read a lot of Agatha Christie years ago. All the ones already mentioned are great. I also really enjoyed the Tommy and Tuppence stories and (edited) 6mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 6mo
KristenDuck Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!#LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
Jinster @Chelleo Thanks for the info 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 6mo
Eggs Welcome 🤗🌺 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 6mo
Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 6mo
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