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Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja

Joined May 2016

Psychologist, collector of books, consumer of cakes 📚❤🍪
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The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
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Map: Collected and Last Poems by Wislawa Szymborska
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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It is grey and rainy outside, but I have just taken a nap, I don‘t have to get up off the couch for a few hours, and I have a goal to finish this book before Monday. Let the weekend begin!

#currentlyreading

readordierachel Sounds perfect! 4h
Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts on the book ♥️👍🏻 2h
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Sitting down to read an actual book for the first time this week 🙌

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Moray_Reads Bits of this one worked better than other for me, but the good bits are really great 1w
Megabooks I really want this from the library! Have you finished it yet? 13h
Kalalalatja @Megabooks not yet, but I hope to finish it this weekend 🤞 13h
Megabooks @Kalalalatja looking forward to your review!! Good luck. 👍🏻 12h
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Mehso-so

I‘m being generous and giving this a so-so, but I won‘t be reading more books in the series. It felt like a mash up of The Walking Dead, a Civil War romance, and every YA novel with a kick-ass heroine. All things that could be good, but it just didn‘t work for me.

My last book for the #MarchMadnessChallenge 🙌
And I‘m counting this as my #POCMCParanormal book for #Booked2019. Zombier are kinda paranormal, right?

Cinfhen It certainly works in my opinion 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ 1w
BarbaraBB So how did your March Madness go? Have you discovered good books? 1w
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB pretty good! I predicted the winner book (Woohoo!). I think I really liked about half of the books I read, while the last half was less impressive 😅 1w
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BarbaraBB Are you the overall winner then? And what was your favorite book? 1w
Kalalalatja I don‘t think I have the most points, but I think I won the title of best “coach” 😊 1w
4thhouseontheleft Definitely paranormal, this is the book I had in mind when we camp up with this prompt! 1w
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Hey There! | Sarah Jackson, José Luis Morales, Cathy Myers
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My life is pretty hectic at the moment, so I‘m not reading much which leads to less posting. Luckily, all the stuff I‘m doing is pretty great. Like today, I met my new coworkers for the first time at an exciting seminar, and my bf and I just bought our very first car! 🙌🚗

The rest of my week is pretty busy as well, but I‘m hoping everything chills out a bit from next week on 🤞

Tamra That is fun busyness! 1w
aeeklund Life is relentless, sometimes. So glad good things are happening for you!! 💜💜 1w
ephemeralwaltz Same girl! I feel bad about not engaging as much on here anymore but we'll catch up! Enjoy all the good things coming your way! 1w
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BookNAround Congrats on the car. 1w
mabell Nice! Congrats on the car! 1w
LeahBergen How exciting for you! ❤️❤️ 1w
Reggie Yay!!! So excited for you! 1w
RealLifeReading Hooray! New car! 1w
squirrelbrain It‘s sound like good busy though, better than bad busy! 😁 1w
BarbaraBB All good stuff! Happy for you! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 busy but exciting! Congrats on the new car! 1w
mrp27 Congrats on the new car! 1w
Kalalalatja @Tamra @aeeklund @ephemeralwaltz @BookNAround @mabell @LeahBergen @Reggie @RealLifeReading @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm @mrp27 you are all very right, I‘m busy, but it is all good things 🙌 I‘m just being hit by all the adult things I have to do at the moment, but I know I‘ll be happy in the end 😅 1w
Megabooks Congratulations on your car!! I hope you‘re enjoying it! 13h
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Pickpick

I‘m giving this a pick, even though I wasn‘t really that interested in the story itself. However, I was interested in Mrs. Hawkins, her musings and reflections, her honesty and the wry, sarcastic tone of the book. I‘ll definitely read more books by Muriel Spark 🙌

BarbaraBB I don‘t know this one but I have read some Muriel Sparks that I liked a lot! 2w
EadieB I read A Driver's Seat - Here's my review:
This is a short, brilliant book which is a little over 100 pages but packs a punch. In the beginning the author tells you how the book ends yet it held my attention until the last page as I followed along to see how the author accomplishes her task. This was my first Muriel Spark book but it won't be my last. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a creepy, chilling tale of evil.
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#YouNeverCanTell when it is the right time to start a book. I started this 4 months ago, read 20 pages, was bored to tears and sure I would hate it. So I put it down, and haven‘t been motivated to pick it up again. That is‘ until yesterday, where I read 120 pages in the blink of an eye, and enjoyed every second of it! Perfect example that every book has its time to be read 👌

#MayMovieMagic

Kate.Braithwaite So very true!! 2w
TrishB Agreed 👍🏻 2w
RealLifeReading Definitely! Also cute cover! 2w
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Tamra Truth! 2w
aeeklund I love how this happens. It‘s one of my favorite things about books! 2w
KarenUK Ooh, love that cover.... and enjoyed this one ... hope you continue to 👍💕 2w
Cinfhen I found this to be so true!!! 2w
rohit-sawant So true! 2w
LeahBergen It‘s so true, isn‘t it?? 2w
Amandajoy I need to remember this and not be afraid to put down a book. 2w
Centique I have to remind myself of that and give books a second try. I'm in love with this cover though! 2w
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Do Not Say We Have Nothing | Madeleine Thien
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In 1990, Ai-Ming says to Marie and her mother “please, #gimmeshelter” after fleeing the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protest. Her stay leads Marie to discover more about her father‘s life, which has been secret so far, while at the same time showing examples of China‘s recent history.

I loved the book when I read it, but tbh, I don‘t remember much from it now.

#MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen Good memory!!! I totally forgot about this one 2w
rohit-sawant Nice one! 2w
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Panpan

I‘m so happy to be done with this...

It was just too much in every way - too violent, too rape-y, too confusing, too dense, too unlikeable, too long, too complicated.

The only good thing I can say about it is that it does have a gorgeous cover. That‘s it.

#MarchMadnessChallenge

LeahBergen Yuck! 2w
Caroline2 Oh dear...unstacked!! 😳 2w
Kalalalatja @LeahBergen yuck indeed! @Caroline2 I have seen some reviews which praise it. It was just a complete miss for me, I was hate reading it all the way through 2w
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HardcoverHearts This was a DNF for me. For all the reasons you mentioned. It was so disappointing. 2w
BarbaraBB So good you finished it. It doesn‘t appeal to me at all. One book by him is enough 😉 2w
readordierachel Thanks for the warning! 2w
ferskner On the other hand, those flowers! 🥰 2w
BiblioLitten Oh good! I was on the fence about this one. 2w
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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For Maurice Swift, there‘s no limit to how far he‘ll go to get the things he wants 🙅‍♀️ #HowFarIllGo

#MayMovieMagic

ephemeralwaltz Beautiful picture! 3w
Cinfhen Great choice!!! And lovely photo!!! Those flowers are still looking good! 3w
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I know! Almost a week old, and still looking fresh 🙌 3w
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erzascarletbookgasm 👏 excellent pick and lovely photo! 3w
gradcat How do they stay so fresh after a week? They‘re gorgeous! 🌺 3w
Kalalalatja @gradcat I have no idea! I think my bf got some really fresh flowers, other than that I‘m clueless 😅 3w
gradcat Really nice! 3w
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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You might think the #YoungAndBeautiful have it all. Which might be the case at times. But in these three books we see how being young, beautiful and female can be hard, infuriating, awful and filled with pain.

#MayMovieMagic

kspenmoll Great choices! Well done! ❤️ 3w
SarahHarts_books I really enjoyed Girl in Pieces. Haven't read the other two yet though! 😊 3w
Cinfhen Well played!! 3w
rohit-sawant Great post! 3w
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It feels like #WeveOnlyJustBegun with this book, because even though I‘m about a third of the way through, I have NO IDEA what‘s going on, I‘m confused and pretty sure I‘m going to end up not liking this book much. It will take so much coffee to get me through this book ☕️☕️☕️

#MayMovieMagic

gradcat I hope you get through it—I hate it when that happens! 😊 3w
JennyM For some reason I don‘t want to read this one. I feel a bit intimidated by it. Looking forward to hearing how you find it x 3w
Cathythoughts I nearly got it ... just for the cover ♥️👍🏻 3w
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erzascarletbookgasm Agree the cover is beautiful @Cathythoughts 3w
8little_paws I'm about this far as well and yes, it's a hard book to read. I'm hoping to finish it up soon though. 3w
laurenslibrary I had trouble with this one too. I stopped around 50 pages and haven't decided if I'm ever going to go back to it. 3w
Centique Your mug is gorgeous! 3w
Geeklet @LaurensLibrary Exact same thing happened to me. I‘ll try it again....eventually. 3w
Cinfhen Uh oh!!! I‘m really nervous 🤦‍♀️I‘ve been looking forward to this book for so long but I‘ve only seen meh reviews 3w
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I hate to say this, but I‘m hating it a bit. I‘m only struggling through it for the #MarchMadnessChallenge, and because it is starting to make a teeny tiny bit of sense. But no a fan, which bums me out, because I was really excited for it 😔 3w
Kalalalatja @8little_paws @LaurensLibrary @Geeklet I‘m not against violent books (I love GRRM‘s books), but something about this is just too much. It is so graphic and it feels like violence for violence‘s sake, and not for the story. 3w
Kalalalatja @gradcat it is so disappointing! @JennyM so far, I can‘t recommend it 🤭 @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it is a stunning cover! @Centique thank you, I painted it myself ☺️ 3w
merelybookish I couldn't finish his last book and everyone loves it, so I didn't even consider trying to read this one. 3w
laurenslibrary @Kalalalatja Yeah I thought the sex was overdone, too. Like there was constant, graphic scenes about masterbating and stuff for no reason. 3w
Centique @Kalalalatja how clever you are! 3w
Suet624 I‘m bummed because I recently bought this and Seven Killings. Neither of which seem to be easy to like. 3w
gradcat I‘m so sorry. That is really sad...do you HAVE to finish it for the challenge? 3w
Kalalalatja @gradcat not really, but I‘m way too stubborn when og comes to stuff like this. And now I‘m so far, I kinda need to see how it ends even though I‘m hate reading it all the way to the end 3w
gradcat Same here. I am really trudging through my current read...it, too, is for a challenge. I‘m almost there, though, but it seems like it has taken me a month! 3w
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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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Something beyond awful in this book happens #behindthewheel. Through jumps back and forth in time we learn about the events leading up to the episode and the consequences which follow after.

#MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen Good pick!!! Forgot about this book!!! Great photo 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Haven‘t read this but great pic! 3w
gradcat Sure is a nice-looking book, but I haven‘t read it either...what kind of person would I be if I read just because I love the cover?!? 😂 (edited) 3w
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Under the Skin | Michel Faber
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If you meet Isserley on a rainy, cold night by a road side in Scotland, you might be on a #HighwayToHell 🚗💨

#MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen I‘ve heard this is disturbing AF 3w
readordierachel Good one! Such an unsettling read. 3w
Angitron That cover is 🥺🥺🥺 3w
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rohit-sawant Oh, this has been on my TBR for ages! Nice pick! 3w
Reggie It seems I already have this stacked but thanks for the reminder. This sounds great. 3w
gradcat Wow! This book reads “visceral” to me! Crazy good plot line! 😈 3w
Avanders When you scroll up and down while sort of gazing at the cover (not really focusing), it looks really cool! 😄😁 3w
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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My April #wrapup - 16 books read, with the tagged book being my only five star read.

All but one have been library books, 7 out of 16 have been audiobooks, and 6 NF books, which aren‘t the norm for me, but I‘m quite happy about my month 🙌

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great job!! 📖💖 3w
TrishB A good month 👍🏻 3w
squirrelbrain Great month! 📚 3w
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britt_brooke Wow, fantastic month!! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm A great reading month 👍 3w
Reggie Wow, great job!!! 3w
Suet624 Wow, so much goodness! 3w
Avanders 🤯🤯🤯 3w
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I hit this milestone yesterday, and because I‘m in such a good mood after getting a new job, I thought I would do a little giveaway 🎉

So comment on this post with the book at the top of your wishlist, and then you might just be the one to win it! Also, I need recommendations now I‘ll actually have money to spend on books again 😄

Open to all, and it ends on Tuesday May 7th 🙌

#giveaway #LitsyLove

Mokizedek Top of my wish list is gonna be Dale Allison‘s The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus. Congrats on the milestone! I only just joined a few moments ago. 3w
ElishaLovesBooks Congratulations on the new job!!! Awesome news!💕💖 Top of my wishlist is 3w
AsYouWish Congrats on the milestone and the new job!!! That is awesome!!! I have been wanting to read this book since Litsy brought it to my attention 3w
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sudi Congratulations on the job and the milestone 🎉🎉🎉. The book i've been wanting to read for a while now is 3w
bookish_wookish Yay! Congrats on the new job and your Litfluence! How exciting! 🥳 The book at the top of my list is 3w
cariashley Congrats on the new job! 🤗 (forgot to tag a book 🤦🏼‍♀️) (edited) 3w
Lindy What a great milestone! 💐The book at the top of my wish list is 3w
Laughterhp Congrats on the milestone and new job! 3w
tournevis 🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🐼 3w
angel1 Congrats!!!🎉 3w
batsy Congrats on your milestone and thank you for the giveaway ❤️ This Agatha Christie-esque Japanese mystery has long been on my wishlist :) 3w
Eggs Hearty congratulations to you 🎈👏🏻🎈👏🏻🎈 3w
cobwebmoth Wow! Congrats and thanks for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read this one. 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Cool!! Everything happens at once with life!! It‘s funny like that!! 3w
Lizpixie Congratulations lovely lady! 🎉♥️🎉♥️🎉Top of my list is Stone Mother‘s by Erin Kelly 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Heartiest congratulations! Exciting new job and fantastic Litsy milestone! 😘❤️ (edited) 3w
Rissreads Fantastic news on your new job and reaching this amazing milestone! 👏🏻 The book that Keeps alluding me whenever I look in book/secondhand book stores is 3w
Bklover Congratulations on your new job and your Litsy milestone! 3w
Michollio Congrats! The book at the top of my list is 3w
TheSpineView Congrats on tbr new job and teaching that incredible Litsy milestone! 3w
Sarah83 So happy you made it. Hope the job suits you and you enjoy your work. By the way what an incredible milestone. 😍 3w
mreads Congratulations! 3w
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 3w
mabell How fun! Thanks @Kalalalatja ! I‘m in the mood for a Georgette Heyer 😊 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Congrats!! 🥂 and thank you for the generous giveaway. I've been meaning to read this for some time. 🦈 3w
Sweetkokoro Congrats on the milestone as well as the new job! I would love to get my hands on 3w
LeahBergen How exciting! Congratulations on the new job! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Let‘s see... 🤔... I feel like reading some Victorian true crime. How about 3w
UwannaPublishme Wooo hooo! Congrats on your new job and this stellar number! Hmm...One book that I‘d immediately bury my nose in: 3w
Reggie Congrats!!!! On the job and the milestone!!!! Stephen King‘s Firestarter 3w
Simona Congratulations❣️ 🍾🥂 3w
monalyisha I don‘t know exactly why...but something about the addition of those bright red hearts makes your image very visually-appealing. ❤️ Congratulations on all of your recent accomplishments! I‘d love a cool-looking copy of “Dandelion Wine” by Ray Bradbury. I always check for it at used bookstores & I‘ve only ever found a single, beat-up, cheesy-looking mass market copy. There are so many neat editions out there (mass markets included)! (edited) 3w
JoScho Congrats and thanks for the awesome giveaway! I would pick 3w
Suet624 What a lovely offer! This book sounds like fun. 3w
BiblioLitten That‘s great! Congratulations 🎉🎉 I would love to read 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎉🎊🍾🎈 3w
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🎊♥️😍 Congratulations on the job!!! And on your whopping 250,000! 🥳🥳🥳 The book that is at the very top of my wishlist right now is Shorefall which doesn‘t come out til Jan 2020 😆 But after that, 3w
CaliforniaCay Congrats!!!!🎉🎉🥳🎈 And thanks for the generous opportunity. I'd choose 3w
TK421 Gongrats on the milestone! Thank you for the generous giveaway! I would choose 3w
Kalalalatja Congratulations @Rissreads you were the one picked by the random number generator! 🎉🙌 send me a message at katjanielsen92@gmail.com with your address and then I‘ll order Engleby from BookDepository and have it sent to you ☺️ 2w
tournevis 😘 2w
monalyisha @Viskal95 Of course! Thanks for the tag! 2w
Bklover ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Bklover Oh, how‘s the new job going? 2w
Kalalalatja @Bklover I start June 3rd, but I‘ll be sure to update a bit 😄 2w
AsYouWish Congrats @Rissreads 📚🎉📖🎊 2w
Rissreads OMG! What a wonderful surprise to wake up too! Thanks so much! How exciting! Lucky me! 😆🎉💚💙💜 2w
Kalalalatja @Rissreads you are so very welcome 😄👏 2w
ju.ca.no Congrats on finding a job and hitting this milestone😍 1w
Kalalalatja @Rissreads have you sent me an email? I haven‘t received anything, and can‘t find anything in my spam folder 😊 2d
Rissreads Yes I did. I will go back and find it and send it again. 2d
Rissreads Done 😊 2d
Kalalalatja @Rissreads 👍👍👍 2d
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Not book related, but too good news not to share

I got offered a job today as a psychologist helping under 18s with addiction problems!!!! 🙌🙌🙌
It is for 8 months, and I got a semi long commute, so I‘m going to go audiobook crazy, and just enjoy working, learning and being free from the unemployment-obligations.

My bf bought me celebratory flowers, so you‘ll get a gratuitous bookshelf and flowers photo 😄

I‘m just so happy you guys!

minkyb Marvelous news ! Congratulations!!!! 4w
Lindy 🎉🎉🎉 4w
GlassAsDiamonds 🥳🥳🥳 Congrats 4w
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Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats! 4w
squirrelbrain Congratulations, You deserve it! 🎉😁👍 4w
TheLibrarian Congratulations!!! 4w
AmyG Congratulations!!! 💐 4w
Billypar Congrats: awesome news! 4w
cobwebmoth Congratulations! 4w
AnneCecilie Congratulations 🎉 4w
wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻🎉🥳 4w
DaveGreen7777 Congratulations, Katja! 😀 4w
OrangeMooseReads Congratulations! 4w
julesG Congratulations! Great news! 💐🎉🎊 4w
Stacypatrice That‘s awesome!!! Congratulations 🥳 4w
merelybookish Congrats!! 🎉🎉 4w
PurpleyPumpkin Congratulations! That‘s fantastic news. 🎉 4w
Daisey Great news! Congrats! 4w
Jerdencon Congrats! 4w
aeeklund CONGRATULATIONS!!! 🎉🎉🎉💜💜💜 4w
Johanna414 Congratulations! That sounds like such a fulfilling position! 4w
Cinfhen Yay!!!! Soooooo happy for you!!!! Great BF for treating you to flowers💜 4w
Blaire Congrats!! What wonderful news! 4w
mreads Congratulations 4w
Jinster Congrats, what a great role to have! 4w
DarcysMom Congratulations! 🎉 🎉 🎉 4w
Reggie So happy for you!! Congrats!!! 4w
Mtroiano 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4w
Sarah83 Congrats 🎉😁 4w
BarbaraBB That is the best news! So happy for you & well deserved. Congratulations 🎈❤️😘 4w
saresmoore Well-deserved! Congratulations! 🙌 4w
JennyM So so happy for you, congrats 😘😘 4w
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 4w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Congratulations!!!👌🏽 4w
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
mabell Yay! Congratulations! 4w
Tamra Yay for you!!! 👏🏾 4w
LiteraryinLititz Congratulations!! You‘re going to do a great job! 💜💜 4w
DebReads4fun Congratulations ! 4w
Jas16 Congratulations!!🍾🎉🙌🏽 4w
Lcsmcat That‘s great! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
batsy Congratulations!! ❤️ 4w
Redwritinghood Congrats! 4w
Weaponxgirl Congrats 3w
NighttimeWanderer That's wonderful! Congratulations! 3w
mklong Congratulations!!! 3w
youneverarrived Congratulations!! 🥂🥳 3w
CarolynM Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 What lovely news! 3w
Kalalalatja @DebReads4fun @Jas16 @Lcsmcat @batsy @Redwritinghood @Weaponxgirl @NighttimeWanderer @mklong @youneverarrived @CarolynM thank you so much to all of you! I‘m beyond excited, and can‘t wait until I start in the beginning of June 🙌🙌🙌 3w
Rissreads Fantastic news, your new adventure awaits 💜 3w
DivineDiana So happy for you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Suet624 Fantastic! 3w
Avanders ♥️♥️♥️👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️♥️♥️ 3w
ju.ca.no That‘s great to hear! 🤗 1w
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Mehso-so

While True Crime isn‘t my thing, I can definitely see why this is a popular title. Capote makes the story real, and not just a listing of facts. However, I was a bit bored, and when listening to the audio, I fell asleep a bit 🤭

#MarchMadnessChallenge - substitute for I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark.

BarbaraBB Oh too bad it‘s just a so-so for you. I remember reading it and being really sucked into the storytelling (not on audio though). 4w
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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I have been together with family the last few days, and now I‘m finally home and ready to introvert and relax with this book 👌

#currentlyreading

BarbaraBB This book... so good! And chilling! 4w
Cathythoughts One of my favorite books ever. 4w
Avanders What a pretty edition! 4w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Pickpick

Between a pick and a so-so.

First, the full cast audio is great!
Second, I enjoyed it, but not as much as Evelyn Hugo
Third, have Taylor Jenkins Reid written books which aren‘t “fake biographies”? Maybe something new next time?

#MarchMadnessChallenge #FeaturesAMusician #Booked2019

MelissaSue81 While I did think this book was a solid “pick”.. I do not understand all the hype. Evelyn Hugo was definitely better.. and I liked the characters, but wasn‘t a huge fan of the format. 1mo
Zelma Her earlier novels aren‘t fake bios. I read one and part of another. General fiction with a focus on relationships. Didn‘t care for anything so far but am intrigued by this one. 1mo
Cinfhen Seems like I‘m missing posts again....sorry!! 3w
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Pickpick

How? HOW?!?!? How could Elizabeth Holmes carry on her lies for so long? She can definitely say “#IFoughtTheLaw for as long as she was able to. I can‘t wrap my head around the brutal, menacing ways of the Theranos company towards its employees, and I can‘t get over the fact how many high ranking, influential people Holmes got into her net, while not being able to show any results. Bonkers!

#AnglophileApril #MarchMadnessChallenge

Mdargusch This all shocks me too. Sounds like she almost got away with it. 1mo
charl08 Completely mad. I just read this too. Also the ethics of the lawyers involved... 1mo
ShyBookOwl It's all so mind boggling and incredibly frustrating... and straight up SAD 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly She is a pyschopath. 1mo
Blaire This book was so good and her super scamming is incredible! 1mo
Ncostell I just watched a documentary on this on HBO and it is really beyond belief. I‘ll have to pick up the book too. 1mo
emilyhaldi I'm dying to read this one!!! Everyone I know who's read it is 🤯🤯🤯 1mo
Cinfhen Such a CRAZZZY story!!!!! NEED to check out the HBO doc 1mo
Megabooks You know, as a doctor who understands the workings of blood machines, I never believed she could do that many tests on 1-2 drops of blood. We have micro tubes to do specialized chem panels on birds with as little as 4 drops. Hell it takes 3 drops just to do a SNAP heartworm test on dogs. Fun fact: birds have nucleated red blood cells so traditional CBC machines don‘t work on them. You have to do a manual count, which is a pain! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I think I‘m going to have to read this one! 1mo
Kalalalatja @Mdargusch @charl08 @ShyBookOwl @MicheleinPhilly @Blaire @Ncostell @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola I went in with low expectations, because this isn‘t normally my jam, but it was just beyond crazy and unbelievable! 🤯🤯🤯 @Megabooks that is really interesting! I couldn‘t get over the fact that none of the higher ups actually knew anything about blood testing. It makes no sense! 1mo
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Patience | John Coates
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Yesterday was a day. Today was a day. And now I‘m a day behind on #AnglophileApril, so let‘s catch up!

My bank account would be a #SuperMassiveBlackHole, if I bought all the books I want to. The ones above are some of the books highest on my wish list, but as I‘m still trying to keep my book buying ban, I‘ll have to leave them in my online basket for a while longer. 💸💸💸

GatheringBooks well played! 1mo
Cinfhen Sorry you‘re having days!!!! I own the Obioma book and I‘m happy to gift it to you after I read it ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen It was gifted to me by @LibrarianRyan and I‘m happy to keep the generosity moving 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️ 1mo
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Kalalalatja @Cinfhen that is so sweet of ypu to offer, thank you! ❤️ I would love to get a chance to read it, once you finish it, but don‘t stress about getting to it soon 😘 1mo
Cinfhen You got it!!! 1mo
Mdargusch You have some great books waiting for you! Way to be steadfast in your resolution! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
emilyhaldi Let me help you prioritize: 1) Persephone 2) NYRB 😉😉 (edited) 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great titles! A few on my list too! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Patience is one I want to buy now too after @emilyhaldi ‘s review. 1mo
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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When #BoysDontCry, a monster might have to show up to make them realize what it is they are scared of, what makes them sad and angry, what their most painful thoughts are. At least that‘s what the monster in this book tries to do

#AnglophileApril

TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 1mo
Mdargusch That cover is wonderful! 🖤 1mo
Reviewsbylola What a gorgeous edition!! 1mo
emilyhaldi Cool 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
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Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
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I might be reviewing a book called “Winter”, but my living room is filled with Spring flowers and I got sunshine (aka lemon curd) on my bread, so all‘s gooooood 👌

There‘s something about Smith‘s books which makes me feel like I‘m not smart enough to get it, but I love the way Smith writes, so even if I don‘t get everything, I‘m still enjoying the reading. And that‘s how I feel about “Winter” - Clever, insightful, tough

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Grrlbrarian Om nom lemon curd! 😋 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ve read books like that. I can‘t remember the last one, but I understand not quite “getting it” yet getting it...Like my mind may not fully grasp, but something on a cellular level does. Lol 1mo
RealLifeReading Those flowers are so lovely! 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Yummy! 1mo
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When you are an assassin it is part of your job description to make #AnotherOneBitesTheDust 💀

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TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 1mo
Andrew65 I need to get back to Robin Hobb. 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m always slightly tempted..... 1mo
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Mdargusch Perfect! 👌🏼 1mo
Reviewsbylola These look good! 1mo
emilyhaldi 🔪💣🗡⚰️ 1mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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#UnpopularOpinion time - I didn‘t like Song for Achilles at all. And this ended #MoreMehThanYay for me. I was kinda bored most of the way through, and while I liked Circe as a character, the rest of the book didn‘t do much for me. The pacing felt weird, and it felt like Miller was trying to cram to much into the book. Not for me...

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Soubhiville I‘m with you. In fact, I was bored enough to bail. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft It would be a boring world if we all liked the same things! 😄 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Also, even though I loved Circe, I agree that it felt like she did cram a lot into the story. 1mo
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TrishB I‘ve yet to start either of them! I will try eventually. 1mo
saresmoore Well said! 1mo
hlgreenfield That's a shame to hear. I was looking forward to both books! 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl I loved Song of Achilles but I bailed on Circe! 1mo
Cathythoughts I swayed towards popular opinion with Song Of Achilles ( there were some good moments & quotes ) ... but looking back now ... it was ok. I have no interest in Circe ... 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 1mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB @hlgreenfield I know I‘m in the minority, her books just don‘t do it for me 🤷‍♀️ @Soubhiville @CoverToCoverGirl I was reading it for a challenge, which is a good thing since I might have bailed on it otherwise. It got better the further along I got, but never great. @Cathythoughts I thought for a long time, it might have been because I read the Danish translation that I didn‘t like Song of Achilles. But apparantly not 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
Kalalalatja @4thhouseontheleft that‘s true! I love seeing all the different opinions 😄 1mo
yourfavouritemixtape I felt exactly the same and was a bit confused because I heard so much praise around. 1mo
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Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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Cosette can be sure that her stalker (or lover, depending on your view of things), Marius, will be watching #EveryBreathYouTake while she walks through the gardens of Paris.

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Cinfhen Beautiful photo 🥰love those flowers 1mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s a gorgeous edition. 1mo
rubyslippersreads And Eponine will be watching Marius. 😊 1mo
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Mdargusch Lovely photo! 1mo
JennyM ♥️💐📚♥️ 1mo
LaraReads So beautiful! 💕 1mo
emilyhaldi Gorgeous flowers!!!! 😍😍😍 1mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @Mdargusch @JennyM @LaraReads @emilyhaldi I felt like my living room needed some Spring feeling and these flowers were screaming to be taken home with me 😄 @Reviewsbylola I agree 👌 @rubyslippersreads true! So many stalkers in Les Mis 😂 1mo
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The Winds of Winter | George R. R. Martin
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I know I‘ll #NeverEver see the publication of The Winds of Winter. I know. But.... I can‘t help but hoping that G.R.R.M will surprise us all and get it out just when we all least expect it. 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

#AnglophileApril

sudi A girl can hope 😉 1mo
Literary_Siren 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 1mo
TrishB I‘m hoping! 1mo
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Reviewsbylola My husband would be happy! 1mo
Melissa_J I feel the same way! 1mo
emilyhaldi I didn't realize it had been so long since he started writing it?! (Just went down a Google rabbit hole) 😲 1mo
Kalalalatja @sudi @Literary_Siren @TrishB @Reviewsbylola @Melissa_J to be fair, I get if the man is feeling the pressure. The TV series has become cannon now, so everything he writes will be compared to it, and not the other way around as normal. 🤷‍♀️ @emilyhaldi the man definitely knows how to procrastinate! 1mo
Mdargusch He needs to get on it! 1mo
emilyhaldi Very fair point!!! That has to be stressful😅 1mo
TorieStorieS 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 1mo
bookandcat He said recently that writing for it is going very well right now. I think he had writer's block for a bit (probably due to show pressure which is now alleviated as it ends) and also had a lot of backstory and mapping to do which is how we ended up with the monster book that is Fire and Blood. 1mo
Kalalalatja @bookandcat that‘s good news, but I still need to see before I believe it 😅 1mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Balcony reading in the warm Spring sun 🌞

#currentlyreading

kspenmoll How nice! Enjoy! 1mo
Autumnscribe Great book, enjoy! What a wonderful cover...I am a bit jealous. 1mo
Kalalalatja @kspenmoll thanks! @Autumnscribe and it is “just” a library book! But I think this is the UK edition 👌 1mo
Abailliekaras Looks like bliss! 1mo
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Almost Love | Louise O'Neill
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When Sarah meets Matthew she is instantly attracted to him. But as time and their relationship move along, Matthew starts to pull back saying “I can‘t #letyouloveme”. However, Matthew still wants the convenience of having Sarah around. What follows is an exploration of the dynamics of an abusive relationship, which moved me and had me gripped all the way through.

#AnglophileApril

Mdargusch Sound heartbreaking. 💔 1mo
TrishB Have on the pile! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Ugh, that sounds all too realistic and heartbreaking. 1mo
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Cinfhen What @Reviewsbylola said 😥😥😢 1mo
emilyhaldi An age old story.. 😕 1mo
Kalalalatja @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi it did a great job of portraying the damage and dynamic of a mentally abusive relationship, and I read it at a time when mental abuse was very discussed in the Danish media, so it gave the discussion an extra dimension for me. @TrishB you‘ll get through it in no time with your reading speed. It is tough, but really good! 1mo
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South of Forgiveness | Thordis Elva, Tom Strange
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What Thordis Elva has done, I‘m not sure I would be able to do, if I were in her shoes, but I admire her for it. Contacting the man who raped her, trying to forgive him and eventually meeting up with him in a foreign country to get to a place of acceptance, forgiveness and understanding, are beyond what most survivors would do. But Elva did it. And wrote a book with her perpetraitor. And it is a great book.

Mdargusch I don‘t think I could ever do that. Wow. 1mo
Kalalalatja @Mdargusch me neither, but I really admire her strength. And it helps that Tom, her perpetraitor, is actually sorry and repents what he has done. His thoughts and reflections were interesting! 1mo
MrsMalaprop I have just started this today. And already I am like, “Wow”. 1mo
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South of Forgiveness | Thordis Elva, Tom Strange
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I‘m on Easter break from today till Tuesday, and I‘m excited! I have been #audiocleaning and #audiobaking with the tagged book, and now I‘m ready to relax with one of the raspberry slices above, and start a new book 👌

Emilymdxn Those look amazing! 1mo
mreads OMG those look delicious 1mo
mabell Yum! 😍 Are they like sugar cookie sandwiches with a raspberry filling? 1mo
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Crazeedi Those cookies look yummy!! 1mo
MrsMalaprop I love Thordis Elva ❤️❤️❤️ & avidly follow her stories on Instagram. I have her book, but know I need to be in the right place to read it... 1mo
Caroline2 Yummy 😋 1mo
Kalalalatja @mabell more like shortcrust and then with raspberry jam in the middle and icing on top. So simple, but soooo gooooood 😋 1mo
whatshesreadingnow All looks yummy 😋 ! 1mo
batsy Yummy! 1mo
wanderinglynn Those look delicious! 😋 1mo
Kalalalatja @Emilymdxn @mreads @Crazeedi @Caroline2 @whatshesreadingnow @batsy @wanderinglynn I really have to stop myself from eating them all at once 😍 1mo
Kalalalatja @MrsMalaprop thanks for the tip, I have to find her on instagram now! and it is a sad and tough read, but I found it really positive as well. 1mo
LeahBergen Yum! 1mo
mabell They definitely sound delicious! 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Yummy!! 1mo
minkyb That looks like the PERFECT baked goodie!
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The House of Broken Angels | Luis Alberto Urrea
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I‘m so glad I found this after reading @BarbaraBB ‘s glowing review of it. I think I would have liked it better in print, so it would be easier to keep track of all the characters, but Urrea was a great audio narrator. It gave me “This is Where I Leave You”-vibes, with its focus on family relationships, the uncovering of secrets and its humour. This was darker, though, but definitely a great book!

BarbaraBB I‘m happy you liked it! 😘 1mo
minkyb Really loved this one! 3w
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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Some might call them hauntings, others might say it is just a #carelesswhisper. But whatever you call it, Cathy sure knows how to get the attention of the men she wants to torment, and it doesn‘t matter much if she‘s alive or not 👻

#AnglophileApril

Mdargusch Lovely photo! 1mo
BarbaraBB Well played! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Perfect! 1mo
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Cinfhen Oooohhh, good choice and beautiful edition 1mo
emilyhaldi Love your photo 😍😍😍 and this book! 1mo
rohit-sawant Great pick! 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Yesss 1mo
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I‘m not sure books can #FixYou, but they can relax you, make you happy, and entertain you. And that is just what this book did for me. It was sweet and just the perfect amount of YA-lightness for my mood at the moment 👌

#AnglophileApril

Mdargusch Books can definitely #fixyou ! 1mo
Librariana I'm still wondering when we'll get the sequel! He was my creative writing professor in college and announced the title some time back in 2016. I'm ready for "There Will Be Other Summers" ? 1mo
Reviewsbylola I love when you find the perfect book at the right moment. 1mo
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emilyhaldi Lovely 💞 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @Librariana what? That's awesome to hear! 1mo
minkyb @Librariana That is fabulous news. Also I hoe he was a great professor! 3w
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Night Waking | Sarah Moss
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When you are a historian trying to work while being stuck on a small island with your two small children, a husband too focused on his own work, and suffering from insomnia, then every night might feel like a #HardDaysNight. That‘s the reality for Anna. Add the skeleton of a small child into the mix, and you have the recipe for a great book 👌

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Cinfhen Sounds intense!!! 1mo
Reviewsbylola This sounds great! Except for the idea of being stuck on an island with two small children. 😆 1mo
emilyhaldi I wanted to stack this but it‘s already stacked 😜 1mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen it is intense but in a quiet way. I love Moss‘ description of motherhood and how you can love your kids, but at the same time wish them so far away @Reviewsbylola 😄 @emilyhaldi next step is reading it 😉 1mo
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I find it really hard to critique this, since it is somebody‘s life and traumas. However, I didn‘t really like the book. I had to force myself to pick it up, and I felt like Karr kept me at arms lenght all the way through, while at the same time telling the story of some pretty horrible things happening to her.

My substitute for Educated for #MarchMadnessChallenge

squirrelbrain Great review .... 1mo
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The Indian Cooking Course | Monisha Bharadwaj
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#SundayCatchUp

I love Indian food and I would love to #SpiceUpYourLife with this awesome-sounding cookbook 👌

#AnglophileApril

Mdargusch Perfect choice! ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen Love the cover!! Looks 🙌🏻💕 1mo
Redwritinghood I love Indian food, too! Looks like a good cookbook. 1mo
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Reviewsbylola Love it! 1mo
emilyhaldi Delish!! 1mo
ferskner Indian food is my favorite! This looks amazing 1mo
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What I Loved: A Novel | Siri Hustvedt
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#SundayCatchUp

Leo tells himself for a long time that he‘s just #paranoid when it comes to his best friend‘s son, Mark. Something is or isn‘t off about Mark, and Leo can‘t figure out if it is all in his head or if something darker is going on.

#AnglophileApril

Mdargusch Stacking! Besides the beautiful cover this book gets great reviews!❤️ (edited) 1mo
Reviewsbylola Sounds very good. And I agree, stellar cover. 1mo
emilyhaldi This has been sitting on my bookshelf for a long time 😅 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Oooh I really want to read her work. 1mo
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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A little #libraryhaul 📚📚 so far this year, I have read more library books than books I own, which is a first for me. Being on a book buying ban has really opened my eyes to the wonders of my local library 🙌

erzascarletbookgasm What‘s the English title for the red book? 1mo
whatshesreadingnow Yay 👍🏻 1mo
Emilymdxn Amazing! LOVE supporting public libraries. Circe and Winter were both 5* amazing for me 1mo
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emmaturi I read two or three books per month from the library. If I get anymore I would hardly read any of my own books! 1mo
cathysaid I ❤️ In Cold Blood (yes, I realize that‘s a disturbing statement) 1mo
Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm I think it is this one 👉 it is a book about a rape victim and her perpetraitor, and how he didn‘t realize he was crossing her boundaries (I think), and how she moves to a place where see can forgive him. It sounds so interesting! 1mo
Kalalalatja @Emilymdxn I have been hesitant about Circe because I didn‘t really like Song of Achilles 🙊 but with all the buzz, I‘m hoping to feel differently! @emmaturi I haven‘t read a lot of my own books either. Tbh, I only have about 15 unread books on my shelves, so I‘m not really stressed about it 😄 and I‘m doing the #MarchMadnessChallenge, so it has been necessary to borrow quite a bit, since I can‘t buy. @cathysaid I‘m glad to hear it! 1mo
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After having some weird #dreams the protagonist of this book decides she doesn‘t want to eat meat any longer. Which is kinda scandalous in South Korea, apparantly. Told through three different view points (the protagonist‘s father, brother in law and sister) we see how this decision influence the protagonist‘s life and the lives of those around her.

#AnglophileApril

vivastory Excellent choice 👍 1mo
Reviewsbylola Very interesting plot. 1mo
Cinfhen Still haven‘t read this book #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 1mo
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Mdargusch Sounds like a strange dream. 🙃 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great pick! Such a haunting read. 1mo
emilyhaldi I‘ve always been curious about this one 🤔 1mo
Kalalalatja @emilyhaldi it is so weird and wonderful! And dark, and disturbing, and did I mention weird? 😄 1mo
emilyhaldi Well you know how I love dark and disturbing!! 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Good pick! 1mo
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The boarding school mistress, Miss Minchin, #shessocold. She takes all of Sara‘s stuff away the moment she heard her dad has died and left Sara with no money. And she does it on Sara‘s birthday! Now that‘s cold! ❄️

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JennyM So pretty 1mo
LeahBergen 🥶 1mo
AlaMich A childhood favorite of mine! ❤️ 1mo
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Blaire I adored that book as a kid. 1mo
Reviewsbylola I have a different copy of this book but I am lusting after this cover! 1mo
brilliantglow Aww I absolutely love this story 1mo
Cinfhen That cover❤️ 1mo
Mdargusch That part was heartbreaking! 1mo
readordierachel Gorgeous edition! 1mo
emilyhaldi Fab book! 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Oooh😍 1mo
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Under the surface of the ocean, there is no room for #BadGirls. Mermaids have to be docile, marriagable and dependent on their husbands. Even the daughters of the Mer King. However, Gaia, the MC, is having none of it, and does her part to smash the patriarchy 🙌

#AnglophileApril

Reviewsbylola I love this cover so much! 🧜🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Sarah24 The cover is lush 😍 1mo
ShyBookOwl Sounds awesome! 1mo
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Cinfhen Total #CoverCrush 💕💕💕💕 1mo
Mdargusch Sounds like a fun read! 🧜🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola @Sarah24 @ShyBookOwl @Cinfhen @Mdargusch the cover is beyond awesome, but the book was “just” okay. I enjoyed it, but it didn‘t wow me like some of her other books. But, a feminist retelling of the Little Mermaid is something I can‘t not read 😄 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Kalalalatja agreed, I can't not read it. I'll have to check it out! 1mo
RealLifeReading What a cute cover 1mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! Great hashtag @Mdargusch 1mo
emilyhaldi I really want to love this book but I just have a feeling I wouldn't 😆 it's gorgeous though!!! 1mo
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Sorry, not book related.

My 8 weeks internship got extended so I can stay 4 months longer at my current job as a psychologist for rape victims. However, I‘m not technically employed, because it is a program through the unemployment office, which means I still have to look for other jobs, and I don‘t get paid my full wage. So the above comic describes my current mood quite well.

On the plus side, I get a ton of experience and Mondays off!! 🙌

CoffeeAndABook Oh I understand so well!!! I am also a psychologist in training to become a therapist & I remember all those un(der)paid internships so well. I wouldn‘t miss them for the world though. I learned so much and felt I was in a position to ask and ask endlessly. But wow. Your internship sounds hard! Keeping my fingers crossed that you‘ll find exactly the right longer term job soon 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 (edited) 1mo
tpixie @CoffeeAndABook well said! And ditto!! 🍀💚🍀 1mo
JennyM Hang in there. It‘ll all be worth it. Such important work you do. 😘 1mo
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jpmcwisemorgan I‘m glad it was extended but I‘m sorry you still have to look. Fingers crossed that you find something permanent with the pay you deserve! 1mo
CarolynM What @CoffeeAndABook and @JennyM said. Hopefully the experience will get you something really good in the long run. 1mo
julesG Agree to the above. See the positive side, it's work experience. Fingers crossed for something more permanent and well-paid soon. 1mo
Lindy Best wishes for a permanent job soon. 🌻 1mo
Kalalalatja @CoffeeAndABook @tpixie @JennyM @jpmcwisemorgan @CarolynM @julesG @Lindy you are all so sweet and wise 🤗 I know you all are correct, and most days, it is easy to look at the bright side. But on others, my negativity and insecurities take over, and I feel like I‘ll never get a “real” job, even though what I‘m doing at the moment is VERY REAL! And exciting, and challenging and hard and kinda awesome. So a lot to be positive about ☺️ 1mo
LeahBergen That‘s tough but I‘m positive that someone as smart and wonderful as you will land the perfect job soon. 😘😘 1mo
tpixie @Kalalalatja 💚🍀💚🍀💚 1mo
Reggie I‘m glad people have someone like you to talk to. Good luck on the job search, though. 1mo
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This book is CRAZY! I can‘t even articulate into words how f***ed up the history and present day of private prisons are. I don‘t think I would have read this book, if it wasn‘t for the #MarchMadnessChallenge, but I‘m glad I did!

Bauer did a bit of a #creep move, and got hired as a prison guard, as a way to see the reality behind private prisons. His own feelings, thoughts and reflections were my favourite part!

#AnglophileApril

Cinfhen Sounds like a must read 1mo
Mdargusch This sounds like a tough read but a very important one. 1mo
Reviewsbylola This sounds fascinating. Interesting aside, I read an article that named our local prison as one of the worst in the country. My boss is an attorney and visits clients there pretty frequently. I asked him if it was true and he said absolutely. After his visits, he won‘t even wear his clothes back in the house. He takes his suit off first in case he has picked up any type of bugs, etc. 😬 (edited) 1mo
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emilyhaldi So depressing 😖 but an important read 1mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi I can‘t wrap my head around it. And hearing how Bauer actually start to “like” the power of a prison guard and what it does to him, is so interesting, but so disturbing as well. No wonder there are so many bad guards in this book. @Reviewsbylola Wow, that is pretty insane! I get that people who have commited crimes need to be punished, but that doesn‘t mean they have to live in filth and inhuman conditions 1mo
Rachel_nyc I have a hold on this now. I read the Mother Jones article that it‘s based on and was horrified. I‘m sure it will be a difficult read but I‘m still eager to get to it. 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Okay, I enjoyed Conversations With Friends, and expected to do the same with Rooney‘s second book. But WOW this was something else! The dynamic between Connell and Marianne feels like it could be the subject of a psychological thesis. I couldn‘t stop reading, and I was fully invested in the lives, in the ups and downs, of the two MCs. Just wow!

#MarchMadnessChallenge #Readathon #deweyapril

JennyM Yes, yes, yes to a thesis! I read this when I was doing some workshops in CFT and couldn‘t stop applying the model to the characters. I love that you had similar thinking! 😘 2mo
Kalalalatja Oh, and this works for #taintedlove - definitely some unhealthy things going on here! #AnglophileApril @Cinfhen @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola 2mo
Kalalalatja @JennyM I was planning which interventions I would use if I had them as clients. It was such an interesting look at a relationship, l‘m blown away at the moment! 2mo
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KarenUK Ok so now I‘m even more excited to read this! @Kalalalatja @jennym @cinfhen I‘m saving this book and the tagged one for my flights to the U.K. and back later this month! Thanks ladies 👍💕 2mo
Reviewsbylola I am def reading this ASAP! 2mo
Mdargusch I‘m worried the lack of quotation marks will drive me crazy! 2mo
Cinfhen I wasn‘t blown away by this book...it was really darker than I expected 😬 2mo
Kalalalatja @KarenUK really hope you enjoy it (and your trip!!), and that I haven‘t ruined it with too high expectations 😅 @Reviewsbylola I actually think this might be right up your alley! @Mdargusch it irritated me more in her first book, but I didn‘t even notice it in this because the story distracted me. @Cinfhen kinda like a dark version of this, but then not at all 😄 2mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t like One Day at all....too saccharine 😜😜I‘m a picky reader!!! I think @Reviewsbylola and @KarenUK will both like this book more than I did but maybe not as much as you, Katja 😘 2mo
batsy I feel like I have to stop and pause every so often while reading this because I'm feeling/thinking so much with this book. 2mo
emilyhaldi I finally decided I need to buy this one, I‘m not sure I‘ll want to return it if I go the library route! 2mo
Kalalalatja @batsy it really gets your brain going! I couldn‘t put it down, but I get what you mean! @emilyhaldi I‘m so annoyed I have to give this back to the library 😫 2mo
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Kalalalatja
Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Just woke up after a relatively good night‘s sleep, and with my coffee and breakfast, I‘m ready to begin another book for the #readathon

#deweyapril

batsy I just started this, too! 2mo
JennyM Hope you enjoy it - seems to divide opinion this one (I‘m in team #yey 😉) 2mo
Kalalalatja @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @JennyM so far, I‘m really liking it! 👍 2mo
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Kalalalatja
Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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A book filled with friendship, hardships, feminism, sexism, abuse, caring and so many sensory details, it almost feels like you can smell the tumeric and the sweat, feel the cotton and the heat.

It isn‘t an easy book, but it is a great book.

#MarchMadnessChallenge #Readathon #deweyapril

julesG Oh, @oryx just got this in the #readingretreat blind book date swap. 😁 2mo
readordierachel Great review! Sounds fantastic. 2mo
Kalalalatja @julesG exciting! I hope you‘ll like it @Oryx 🤞 @readordierachel I would definitely recommend it, but with some TW for abuse and sexual violence. 2mo
BarbaraBB I was never much interested in this book but your review changes everything. Stacked! 2mo
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Kalalalatja
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Oh my, what a book ❤️ I couldn‘t stop myself from listening to it, so much so that I even ended up tidying my book shelves yesterday and sorting out my closet today. Beautiful descriptions of nature, and while everything ended up rather neat and pretty, I enjoyed going along for the ride.

#MarchMadnessChallenge #readathon

8little_paws My book club is reading this for June 2mo
ReadingSusan I am listening to this one too! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Just finished it this week. Also loved it! 2mo
Kalalalatja @8little_paws hope you‘ll enjoy it! @ReadingSusan it is really good in audio, don‘t you think? @BarbaraTheBibliophage definitely worth the hype! 2mo
BarbaraBB I loved this one too. You‘re doing great on your March Madness! 2mo
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I‘m taking a break to eat potato and beetroot pizza 🍕 and thought it a good time to post a #shelfie 👌

#dewyapril #readathonhourlyphoto #readathon

ju.ca.no Pretty as always😍 2mo
Zelma Such a pretty space! 😍 2mo
Simona 😍😍😍😍 2mo
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BookwormAHN Lovely 😻 2mo
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2mo
readordierachel A very good time 😍 2mo
trioxin_sematary 👌👌👌 2mo
Avanders Soooo pretty 2mo
Chrissyreadit 😍 2mo
HipcheckandPaperbacks I love all the ribbon bookmarks hanging out! Your shelves are awesome. 2mo
ephemeralwaltz It's always a good time for a shelfie! 1mo
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Kalalalatja
Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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Never go down on #snacks when readathoning 😋

#RATbooksnack #deweyapril #readathonhourlyphoto

MicheleinPhilly ? I‘m missing små godis! 2mo
batsy That plate of snacks is a work of art! 💜❤️ 2mo
Kalalalatja @MicheleinPhilly @batsy I have to keep it away from where I‘m reading because I will end up eating it all way too fast. 😅 2mo
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Avanders Your little bowl of goodies looks perfect 🥳☺️ 2mo
ferskner That's it, I'm breaking into my reserve Stjerne Mix. 2mo
Kalalalatja @ferskner mmmhmm Stjerne Mix 👌 2mo
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