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La_Cori

La_Cori

Joined December 2016

italian 🇮🇹 Ravenclaw 💙 food lover 🍝🍕🍦🍷 just an ordinary woman who lives extraordinary lives with books!
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Dune by Frank Herbert
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The Madwoman Upstairs: A Novel by Catherine Lowell
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Gli affamati by Mattia Insolia
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December | Mari Kesselring
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I can't believe December is already here! It's time for the last #bookspin list of the year..
My TBR is a mix of all the books I've started this year (and never finished) and I don't want to drag them to the new year and few others quick read (I'm still hoping to reach my goal in the Goodreads challenge! 🤞🏻)

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Y The Last Man Book One | Brian K. Vaughan
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It's time for a re-read..
I read the complete series back in 2015/16 and after I watched few episodes of the TV series (and got super bored!!) I wanted to revisit the story..

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La felicit del lupo | Paolo Cognetti
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Paolo Cognetti is now officially one of my favorite Italian authors 💕
I love his writing style and how his characters feel 'real', like old friends you haven't seen in a while..

This was my #bookspin for November (and the virtual bookclub pick) and very likely my best read for this month! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5d
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One True Loves | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My weekend is all booked! 😅📚💕

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La felicit del lupo | Paolo Cognetti
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Mini #bookhaul, just one! 1️⃣
This is November pick for the virtual book club.. I know the author, I've read other books of his so I was quite confident to buy it - and I love the cover!!

(it can't be worse than last month pick, The Factory! ❌)

lelia1 Ciao, di dove sei? Io sono Elisa di Cagliari 4w
La_Cori Ciao Elisa! Io sono Corinna, abito a Pistoia.. Benvenuta su Litsy!! 🥳🤗 4w
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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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Next up..
I'm ready for my saturday at home! 📚🥰🍷

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The Factory | Hiroko Oyamada
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Panpan

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I was so mad at the end.. I wanted to know what was happening in that factory! What about all the animals?!?!
The story is non linear and it was difficult for me to understand which character and "when" in time I was reading..
The only positive side, it's a quick reading ?

(This was my #DoubleSpin for October and I'm glad I finished it in time.. I want a fresh start for November!) @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
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November | J. William English
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Where did October go?! I'm still reading my #doublespin book 😱
It's already time for a new TBR list.. this time I want to give the Bingo a try! I have very little expectations but my TBR is ready 💪💪
Thanks again to @TheAromaofBooks for organizing everything EVERY month!!!

#BookSpin #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!! 1mo
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Senza sangue | Alessandro Baricco
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
I've read the graphic adaptation of this short novel (that I might add to my TBR).. the story is about survival after the war and its atrocities. The art style is not my favourite but it suits good the story told..

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Paul is Dead | Paolo Baron
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐+
It's more than So-so, but not a Pick for me..
I'm a huge Beatles fan and I've always laughed at the 'Paul is dead' theory so I couldn't pass on this graphic novel!
The story is simple (there aren't proofs or anything about the theory), just a narration and the drawings are really on point (loved the LSD scene!)

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La fabbrica | Hiroko Oyamada
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A sunny afternoon with a new book..
I know nothing about it, it's the virtual book club pick for October.. I hope it's a good one! 🤞🏻

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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
OMG!!! Can't believe all that's happened in this book.. i laughed, i was anxious, i cried, i was always on the edge of my seat while i was reading/listening (the audiobook is perfect! Loved all the readers 🖤🎧)

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I'll start with the weekend 😂😂

Ruthiella That would be bliss! 1mo
CarolynM Uh huh 🙂 1mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌👏🙌👏🙌📚🎉📚 1mo
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⭐⭐⭐1/2
I like Rooney's writing style, it's so "casual" but never obvious.. the characters aren't very likeable so I didn't warm to them, but over all it was a good reading for me (and i still think Normal People is a better novel).

This was my #bookspin for October @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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#BookSpin & #DoubleSpin for this month..

Conversations with friends has been on my TBR since last year, when I read Normal People.. Love Sally Rooney's writing style!
La Fabbrica is October pick for the virtual book club.. but I haven't got hold of my copy yet.

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October, October | Katya Balen
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Here's my #BookSpin list for October.. I'm doubling up, I want to read these books before the end of the year 📚💪 Let's hope I won't get the same book for Spin and DoubleSpin 😅🤞🏻
As always, thanks @TheAromaofBooks

BkClubCare Ah, I like how you think. I should have left a few spots open. Best to you on a fab month of reading! 2mo
La_Cori @BkClubCare I'm a moody reader, I make a list every month and then I find new books to read 😅 I'll try to make the best out of the game.. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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Mini #bookhaul
Yesterday I was in a bookstore for the first time in months.. and I bring these books home with me! ??

I've just read Tre gocce d'acqua in ebook, but I couldn't resist the cover.. beautiful!!!
The other two are italian editions of "Little Fires Everywhere" and "The Neverending Story"

Nute That cover is amazing! 2mo
La_Cori @Nute I know 🤩 now I have to find a good place on my bookshelf, so I can see it everytime.. 2mo
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Tra me e il mondo | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Next up ➡️ the Italian edition of "Between the World and Me"

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Per questo mi chiamo Giovanni. La graphic novel | Luigi Garlando, Claudio Stassi
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I was just a kid in 1992 when magistrate Giovanni Falcone was murdered by the mafia, I don't remember any of the events in this book (the maxi-trial was in 1986, the year before I was born).. but in the years I learned his story and how his work had helped in the fight against Cosa Nostra.
This graphic novel can be the perfect way to tell kids Falcone' story, a good way to start a conversation in schools..

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Ignite | Lily Paradis
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#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz

1. Always.. if I like the cover than the book is next on my TBR pile! I got so many letdowns 😅
2. The less the better.. just a general idea of what is inside.
3. I love this cover, but I hated the story (I can't remember a word from it, just my disappointment)

ozma.of.oz The faded look of the title against the sunbeams is a really neat effect! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
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Per questo mi chiamo Giovanni. La graphic novel | Luigi Garlando, Claudio Stassi
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Tagged, and Tre gocce d'acqua (a weekend with italian authors!)

2. The Painted Veil by W.Somerset Maugham
(The title is a reference to Percy Bysshe Shelley's sonnet, which begins "Lift not the painted veil which those who live / Call Life".)

3. La mafia è la “miseria” di chi crede che vale solo la legge del “prepotente”.

Vansa What does the quote translate to? 2mo
La_Cori @Vansa It's about the origin of the word "mafia" and it translates to 2mo
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The Absolutist | John Boyne
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⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
John Boyne has become one of my favorite authors (and this is only his second novel that I've read!)
The Great War is a background, with vivid descriptions of the horrors of trenches, but the story is about the ambiguous morality..
There are so much sadness and heartbreak as Tristan unleashes his secret, I loved how he narrates his story, with such sincerity.

This was my #DoubleSpin for September @TheAromaofBooks

zezeki I loved this one too! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Tre gocce d'acqua | Valentina D'Urbano
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My book for the weekend.. I know nothing about the story, but I love D'urbano's writing style 🖤

(The cover is gorgeous but my ereader is in black and white 😒)

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Good morning, Littens!! For once, I'm not late.. i can take my time for breakfast and I'm re-reading The Bride Test 💕
Have a nice day & a great week! 💪🌞🌻

IuliaC Good morning! Have a wonderful week! 🌞 2mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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I loved it!!
I thought Shadow and Bones was a good start for a trilogy but this was better.. I prefer books with multiple POVs and so I fell in love with every main characters (I think Kaz and Inej broke me💔)
Can't wait to start Crooked Kingdom 🔜💟

This was my #bookspin for September✅ @thearomaofbooks

(Pic found on Pinterest, poster by art-by-niko98)

Mavey Crooked Kingdom will take your breath away!! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
Peaceful_Reader I‘m just starting Crooked Kingdom! 2mo
La_Cori @Peaceful_Reader I'm planning to read it in October.. can't wait! 2mo
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The Absolutist | John Boyne
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@rachelsbrittain #WeekendReads

1. Tagged, and Six of Crows
2. Il rumore dei tuoi passi & Heartstopper vol.4
3. Fall!! 🍂🍁💟

Vansa 😱😱😱I'm reading a book by John Boyne right now too!! Love it. 3mo
La_Cori @Vansa it's on my TBR, like most of John Boyne's books 📚🙂 3mo
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September, September | Shelby Foote
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I'm so happy for this month picks!!! #BookSpin #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

Six of Crows has been on my nightstand since spring, I started reading it a couple of times but never went further the first chapters.. let's try the audiobook! 💪🎧
And I'm starting The Absolutist tonight.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Six of Crows has been on my TBR foreverrrrrr!!!! 3mo
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September, September | Shelby Foote
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My list for next month #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin.. I won't try the Bingo this time, because I already know I'll have a little time to read..
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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I'm going to re-read all 3 volumes, before vol.4..

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Happy Ferragosto to all my italian friends here on Litsy and to everyone who celebrates this summer holiday
🥳🍉🍹🍦🎆🎈

DivineDiana Would you tell your Non Italian friends something about the holiday? 3mo
La_Cori @DivineDiana in some ways Ferragosto is like Christmas but in the summer, it's the day that everyone is on holiday (except restaurants/tourism related activities and hospitals).. it's tradition to gather with family and friends and eat, barbecue usually or go for a day trip to the beach.. I found this article with more details 😉 https://instantlyitaly.com/what-is-ferragosto-all-you-need-to-know-about-this-un... 3mo
DivineDiana Thank you! Buon Ferragosto! 3mo
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Troppo facile amarti in vacanza | Giacomo Keison Bevilacqua
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"Quando si fugge da ciò che si amava, si fugge sempre lentamente."

Beautiful graphic novel! The art is superb *chef kiss* and the story is so unique.. for once, we live the changes of the Apocalipse, step by step. At the end we are just like Linda, the protagonist: we are angry for all the bad things that we can't control and we are just looking for the right reason to come back home e fight for the good cause..

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“Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read.”
Raymond Carver

[Same!]

MidnightBookGirl Pretty much every morning!
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dariazeoli Frequent urge, really! 4mo
La_Cori @MidnightBookGirl @dariazeoli glad I'm not the only one 😉😂 4mo
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Maike More often than not, probably. 😅 4mo
Nute Feeling this way most mornings.😄 4mo
Sharpeipup Everyday. 4mo
Thndrstd I love that poem 4mo
DivineDiana All the time. ❤️📚❤️ 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Love that! I did that last Sunday 💜 3mo
charl08 Every day. 2mo
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Tex: i figli della notte | Gianluigi Bonelli, Aurelio Galleppini
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A lot to catch up on.. 📚📚📚

bthegood glad to see you back 😊 4mo
La_Cori @bthegood thank you! 🥰 4mo
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Il rumore dei tuoi passi | Valentina D'Urbano
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Loved it! At the end I was ugly crying but it was worth it..

“Lo sapevo che era difficile, ma pensavo che io gli sarei bastata. Io, che ci sarei stata sempre. Io, che non lo avrei lasciato mai. Io, che ho mantenuto la promessa perché alla fine è stato lui a lasciare me.”

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It's arrived!!! 🥳🎉🥳
Thanks again Kristen @BookNAround for these gifts!!! 💕💕💕 coming home to see the package has made my day 🤩 I really needed something 'good' this week..

BookNAround I‘m so glad it finally arrived! I was starting to wonder. 😜 8mo
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I'm enjoying my day off from work.. 📚🥰

Ruthiella Nice! 😀 9mo
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#quotsyFeb21 @TK-421
Day 28 #Abrasive

“Insult can be disguise as compliment if embellished with flowery appendages. There is always a way to deliver something abrasive with emotional anesthesia.”
― Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs (Vol.1)

CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 9mo
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The Liars of Mariposa Island | Jennifer Mathieu
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⭐⭐⭐1/2
Not my favorite from Jennifer Mathieu, but it's ok.. As always, good writing and the author created characters that felt real (and I love the 80s setting!)

And with this last book of February, I've got my first Bingo of the year!!! 🎉📚🎉🥳 #bookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! 9mo
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Here is my #bookspin and #bookspinBingo list for March 📚📚📚 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 9mo
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Il prigioniero del cielo | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I had to bail this.. I started with high expectations, because I loved others Zafon's novels, but this book was not right for me!
I was bored most of the time and I couldn't find the style, the atmosphere that I loved in his previous works.. Maybe I'll try again in a few months.

This was my #doublespin for February @TheAromaofBooks (and now I'll go plan my list for March 📚📚📚)

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes it just isn't the right time for a book!! 9mo
JamieArc I recently read this and loved it. BUT, it took a while to get into. It was just okay at first and didn‘t immediately hook me. Might be worth a try when you are willing to get through the first third or half. 9mo
La_Cori @JamieArc thanks for the advice! 9mo
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Anna Premoli is one of my favorite authors and her new novel didn't disappoint..
Ludovico and Ginevra are divorced but they haven't moved on from each other.. it takes them a full lockdown for a global pandemic to address their feelings!
Such a bittersweet story and it felt so real 💕

(Square 10 on my #bookspinBingo card)

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⭐⭐⭐⭐+
"She knew better now. The world was bigger now. She was bigger now, and that made all the difference."

I loved it!!! This series is getting better and better!
Regan is such a beautiful character and her story was so well written.. and I loved Hooflands! ??

(Square 9 on my #bookspinBingo card)

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#QuotsyFeb21 @TK-421
Day 16 #Sneeze

“Can't we sleep ten minutes more? I was having a lovely dream about sneezing without covering my mouth, and giving everybody germs.”
― Lemony Snicket

Just the perfect quote for these times of Covid 🙈🙈

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The Lie | Helen Dunmore
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"They say the war's over, but they're wrong. It went too deep for that."

Beautifully written, this novel revisits WWI both the trenches and the aftermath on who survived its atrocities.. Daniel, the protagonist, tries to rebuild his life but he's hunted by the ghosts of his past and the memories of his childhood.

(Square 22/Free on my #bookspinBingo card)

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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#QuotsyFeb21 @TK-421
Day 12 #Farewell

“And now,' said the unknown, 'farewell kindness, humanity, and gratitude! Farewell to all the feelings that expand the heart! I have been heaven's substitute to recompense the good - now the god of vengeance yields to me his power to punish the wicked!”

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⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 (not a Pick, but more than So-So)
I loved "Bridgerton" the TV Series and I was so curious about this book.. it wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. I'll read the other books from this series while I'm waiting for season 2 ?

This was my #bookspin for February (just perfect for Valentine's) @TheAromaofBooks

wanderinglynn The books are fun, but typical romance. Light, easy reading. 👍🏻 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
Ruthiella I find there are some books/stories that work better for me in television/movie format than as a novel. 🤔 9mo
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#quotsyFeb21 @TK-421
Day 11 #Heavy

“We didn't talk about anything heavy or light. We were just there together. And that was enough”

OrangeMooseReads This is on of my favorite books. 10mo
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I'm a little bit late, but thanks for the tag @Butterfinger

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

❤ No, I'm single.. but I may buy myself a gift/book
❤ Yes! I'm currently reading The Duke and I and then I've got a couple more romance waiting for me..

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged 💕

TheSpineView Buying a book is wonderful retail therapy! Thanks for playing! 10mo
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The Martian | Andy Weir
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#QuotsyFeb21 @TK-421
Day 9 #Emergency

“If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it's found in every culture without exception.”

TK-421 Great quote! Loved this book & the movie too 🧡 10mo
La_Cori @TK-421 I loved them both too 🧡 10mo
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Jones e altri sogni | Franco Matticchio
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐ 1/2
This is not a graphic novel.. there's almost no text, just illustrations, and most of the times I didn't comprehend the meaning of them 🤔🤔 definitely not my cup of tea!

(Square 3 on my #bookspinBingo card! ✅)