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Katiesbookishlife

Katiesbookishlife

Joined June 2017

Sharing my love of all things bookish. Western Australia. Instagram @katiesbookishlife and goodreads.com/katiesbookishlife
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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
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Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
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Just quickly, I think everyone should read this book.

ReadingDownUnder Hi! Am I correct that you‘re in SW WA? I just joined Litsy. Live in Denmark, WA. 🙂 1y
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After completely re-shelving my TBR bookcase, I found this book which I have been wanting to read for about a decade so I hope it‘s good.

Abailliekaras We did it for Adelaide Book Club recently. It‘s good - can see why it was such a hit. 1y
emilyhaldi Beautiful view 😍 1y
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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What a delightful book. Such Interesting and lively characters. Definite pick.

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Absolute gem of a book. Such interesting and fascinating tour through history, I love armchair archaeology reads.

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So many people just do not understand this. I kept my name after marriage for the simple reason that it is my name, that I like my name. I had one relative nearly fall off her chair in surprise because I did not take my husbands name. I had friends that started addressing me by my husbands name, and were so confused when I challenged them to look at the reasons they had assumed I would just take his name.

Bklover Good for you! At 50 years old I finally took back my original name simply because it was mine- just mine!!! 2y
KellyHunsakerReads I kept mine for same reasons. We are married 24 years, and I am 55, and people still challenge me. One family member even said I was going to hell! 2y
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It‘s raining and so cold so it‘s a staying in bed and reading kind of day.

MoniqueReads305 I love that cover 2y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Love Neil Gaiman 👏 an afternoon free to start this.

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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Absolutely fantastic story. Kept me in suspense the whole time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

riversong153 Agreed. This was a good one. 2y
CathyJ Yep, really liked this one. 2y
RJHowe Great novel by a great lady 👍🏻 2y
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Mehso-so

Quite enjoyed this book even though it‘s a very different genre to ones I usually like. The characters were well written and the action scenes seemed well paced.

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Contact | Carl Sagan
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Bailed. Just didn‘t hold my interest for such a large book.

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Contact | Carl Sagan
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I loved this story as a movie 🍿 I‘m hoping this book is good as well 🤞

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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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Interesting story, takes upon tales interwoven throughout. It reminded me a lot of Jen Campbell‘s short story collection. 4⭐️ #holidaybooktwo

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I was lucky enough to listen to a talk by this author, Shokoofeh Azar, about the story behind how she wrote this book. There were a few passages that were read from the book that made me want to go read it straight away, so bought it that same day. #magicalrealism

JennyM I love the cover 2y
Katiesbookishlife @JennyM yes it‘s really beautiful. I think some of the authors own paintings were used in the cover design. 2y
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A fantastic collection of two short stories. Always enjoy reading H.G. Wells. I‘m on a small holiday for a couple of days and trying to get through some books I‘ve been wanting to read for ages. #bookoneonholidays

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Took me so long to finish 🤦‍♀️ really interesting in parts, really long-winded in other parts. Overall a 2.5 ⭐️

MaureenMc Same! I found the ending to be extremely anti- climactic. 2y
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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I almost gave this book up at the beginning as it didn‘t quite grab me but I‘m glad I stuck with it as it turned out to be a great book. I thought some of the characters dialogue seemed a bit unbelievable, however the stunning prose through most of the book more than made up for this. #tbrbingo

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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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This is the last book I have to read for this semester 👏👏👏👏

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A fantastic book. The jaunty-English voice took awhile to get used to, but a suburb story throughout.

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And I just realised I put the title of this book in wrong 🤦‍♀️ oh well, a new TBR bingo card for me. I loved this idea last year and then completely forgot to finish it 🤷‍♀️. I‘m on a mission to get my TBR pile down from two and a half shelves to just one, so I can start buying books guilt free again. #weshallsee #tbrbingo

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Really interesting read, as I was reading it I had to keep reminding my self that this was published in 1949 and to try and imagine how groundbreaking this would have been. #feministbookshelfcollection

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Have been waiting to read this gorgeous book 📚 on loan from the library. Just looking at the cover is making so hungry. #slowlygoingvegetarian

tammysue Beautiful cover! 2y
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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Love the main character. The action was well paced throughout.

erzascarletbookgasm I really liked this one 👍 2y
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Mehso-so

Quite a self indulgent novel, interesting in a few sections, but it is hard to like a novel where the central character is a compulsive liar.

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Ready for some laughs, customers can be so funny.

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Panpan

Meh. Nothing happens in this story. I‘m a fan of the other books in this series but this novella was awful.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Enjoyable Sherlock story, a quick read and a satisfying mystery. #penguinenglishlibrary

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Current reading stack, hoping to get through three books today, 2 for uni and 1 for me. #1 #dracula #2
#thehoundofthebaskervilles #3 #acourtoffrostandstarlight and maybe not in that order

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Wonderful surprise when I went to the bookshop, I had completely forgotten this was released this month.

rather_be_reading been seeing this around alot 2y
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Today‘s major reading challenge, I‘m a little behind in my reading for uni 😬 so trying to finish Americanah today, get through half of Dracula and read a few chapters of The Hound of the Baskervilles #phew #readingmarathon

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So many funny stories, recommend it if you need some bookish laughs.

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Current read for gothic fiction course, interesting so far....but we shall see.

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Which one to pick next ? I love this part !

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Love this cover. The beginning of this book seemed a little underwhelming, but I‘m hoping it picks up pace soon.

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Such a powerful novel. Can‘t recommend this highly enough.

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So good, can‘t wait until the next one is released.

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Selected Tales | Edgar Allan Poe
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Is it madness to read Poe in brilliant sunshine ?

emilyhaldi Lol, perhaps, especially with that particular cover 🖤😆 2y
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On to the next Shetland book. Hoping that my husband will come home with some much needed chocolate. #longday

Eggs ❤️❤️❤️Shetland 😊 2y
Lizpixie The next book will be released in September I think!🙌 2y
Katiesbookishlife @Lizpixie oh awesome, I was just trying to figure out if there would be more to this series. 2y
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This book is so interesting but it‘s taking so long to finish. I started this 6 months ago and only half way through with sporadic reading sessions.

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Dead Water | Ann Cleeves
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A good book and a glass of champagne 🥂 having a little relax before #datenight #midweekweekend. I‘m a little unsure about continuing with the Shetland series as I didn‘t like the book before Dead Water, but my husband assured me this book is worth it. #shetland

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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I never to know how to review this book, except to say that I love it. This was possibly my fourth time reading it and I fell in love with it all over again. I think it‘s the honesty of the book, the portrayal of the characters is so mesmerising and heartbreaking. When pressed to choose my favourite book (a question I dread, for there are so many) I usually say this book.

YouReadMyEyes That cover is beautiful. Have not seen that edition before. 2y
Kalalalatja That coooooover 😍😍 2y
Cinfhen That cover is exquisite ~ just like this book 🧡 2y
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The Well: Popular Penguins | Elizabeth Jolley
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Last week the weather was too hot, this week it‘s becoming too cold. But oh well, it‘s given me the best excuse to curl up for the rest of today with some good books. Up first, The Well.

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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I love this beginning.

Jess7 I want to read this one. It‘s been on TBR list for ages. 2y
JulieAnn I have read this book so many times! It‘s so good. Happy Reading! 2y
Eggs It's one of my TBRs -- a gift from my sister 2y
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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Time for a re-read of this beautiful novel. #beautifulbookcovers

Kalalalatja What a cover 😍😍 2y
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Just starting, I have only read some of Junot Diaz short works and essays which I‘ve really enjoyed, so I‘m excited to get reading this one.

Heideschrampf What a terrible cover for a book like that... 2y
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The Monk | Matthew Lewis
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About a third of the way, slow going though 🤦‍♀️

Bklover This doesn‘t look like an easy read! 2y
DGRachel Ooh, I remember loving this one. Yes, it‘s a slow burn, but it‘s a true Gothic Classic. 😍 2y
Katiesbookishlife @Bklover it‘s definitely not ! 2y
Katiesbookishlife @DGRachel yes it does pick up the pace a little, thank goodness 😅 2y
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SqueakyChu I love the introduction to this book so much! 💕 1y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Such an interesting story, with such a great layout. Compelling all the way through, though it did take me awhile to get in the hang of how to read this book.

alvingregorio I'm a third of the way through, and I'm still struggling 2y
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A fantastic book, a must read for all.

tif Agreed! Should be compulsory reading! 2y
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The Sense of an Ending | Julian Barnes
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Really enjoyed this book, although I found the ending somewhat unsatisfactory.

ClairesReads Such a good book 2y
Dulcinella I thought it was great too, the end didn‘t particularly disappoint me as a bit in tune with the rest of the book. 2y
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