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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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It's been a crazy week (or two..) but I want to begin this weekend in the best way possible! 🤓📚💚 Happy Friday, dear Littens!!!

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Until Friday Night | Abbi Glines
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#LuckyInLove
Day 6: sunset
🌄 here's a sunset from last november, up on the hills it was a beautiful day.. but a few meters down, there was only fog (that looked like an endless sea of clouds!)

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Great choice🧡🧡 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Gorgeous 🌅 3w
bthegood beautiful picture!! 3w
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The Edge of Never | J.A Redmerski
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#LuckyInLove
Day 5: wine ?
The two main characters sing together "Poison & Wine" (and "Barton Hollow") by The Civil Wars..
I'll be forever grateful to this book for introducing me to this band ❤
(sadly I can't remember anything else of the plot! Sorry..)

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Clare-Dragonfly I love The Civil Wars! I was originally introduced to them by an ad on TV—some teen vampire show, I think? It was playing “The One That Got Away.” 😂 3w
JamieArc I love that album! I was so sad that they didn‘t continue to make music. 3w
Eggs Beautiful 😍 🍷❤️ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🖤🖤 3w
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Bouquets with Personality | Lucinda Rooney
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#LuckyInLove
Day 4: bouquet💐
I haven't found a book cover with a bouquet on it, but I've found this drawing on Pinterest (I think it was on the Etsy page, but I can't read the tag)..
and now I know what I would love to receive for Valentine's day ❤📚💐

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Gissy 📚 💐 👌❤️ 4w
Eggs So clever👏🏻👏🏻 4w
kassandrik Best gift for me as well ❤️ 4w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! Me too!! 4w
BookmarkTavern I need it! 🥰🥰 4w
InkedBookworm13 Oh I so want this every year 😍😍 3w
word.morsels 🫶🫶🫶 2w
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#LuckyInLove
Day 3: candlelit
🕯 this book is in my house since forever, I think my mom bought it in 1999 or 2000 (the price is still in Lire and not Euros) but I've never read it..

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

ShyBookOwl Haha ohhhh I was OBSESSED with Rice in high school. I first read this one in middle school. I've outgrown her now, but so many memories of little goth me flood back when I see her books 😅 4w
La_Cori @ShyBookOwl I've never had a real gothic phase in my reading life, so I don't know much about this series.. in my teenage years I was reading thrillers and spy novels (and now, 20 years later I can't stand them 🤷🏻‍♀️ they make me too anxious😅) 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤 🕯️ 4w
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Eggs Perfect🖤🕯️💀 4w
Ruthiella I‘d be curious to hear what you make of this. I read it when I was in college and loved it and read the next two sequels right after, but I have tried other Rice books later in life and didn‘t love them. 4w
La_Cori @Ruthiella maybe I'll try and read it.. I've never seen the movie or the tv series either, so I'll go in totally blind 4w
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⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2

The author, a plant neurobiologist, with short essays discusses plant intelligence, propagation, evolution and diversity in a way that is both sometimes humorous and always informative. This book isn't an 'in-depth' study and I think everyone can enjoy this read (even if you're new to any botany knowledge).

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L'amica geniale | Elena Ferrante
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Day 1: holding hands
👰🤝🤵 This is the first cover that has come to my mind, even though we can't see the hands clearly behind the veil..

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

IuliaC Nice cover and lovely novel!! 4w
Eggs Love this cover❤️🤝❤️ 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 4w
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January | Sara Gallardo
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My January #wrapup
I read 8 books in total (~2300 pages + 15 hours)
1 comic, 1 audiobook and 1 nonfiction

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ White Holes by Carlo Rovelli
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Foe by Iain Reid; The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne; Eragon by Christopher Paolini

#JanuaryStats #monthlywrapup

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Stoner | John Williams
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Mehso-so

Stoner: ⭐⭐1/2
The Necessary Lie: ⭐⭐⭐

#unpopularopinion
I struggled a lot with Stoner, the book and the character: it took a while to grab me, for most of the novel I was not interested enough and I really disliked the side characters.. at the end I was just waiting for him to react and fight for what he loved.
Anyhow, it's not all negative.. i really appreciate Williams's writing style and the poem collection "The Necessary Lie".

Billypar I had the same response - great descriptive writing, but the characters seemed so flat to me. Like Williams wanted to fictionalize his life to puff himself up and air some grievances. 4w
La_Cori @Billypar i'm happy i'm not the only one who didn't love this novel! 🙃 99% of the reviews i saw were 4 and 5 stars.. 4w
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My next audiobook ??????

(From the blurb of the English edition "The Incredible Journey of Plants": a leading neurobiologist presents fascinating stories of plant migration that reveal unexpected connections between nature and culture.)

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I'm re-reading Eragon.. and then all the other three books of the series, just for Murtagh!
I've bought the fifth book a few months ago but then I've realized that I don't remember much of the plot 😅

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rovelli is an Italian theoretical physicist and a great writer.. this is my third book of his, and I loved it the most! And we're talking about a book on White Holes, which are completely theoretical and have never been observed and so are based only on mathematical calculations (the same calculations that describe Black Holes).
Maybe it is the continuous reference to Dante Alighieri, but I think this is Rovelli's most poetic work.

AnnCrystal White Holes! Just looked that up, quite fascinating 😉👍. 1mo
monkeygirlsmama We have the same bookmark! My daughter bought me mine for Christmas. ☺️ 1mo
La_Cori @monkeygirlsmama mine is also a Christmas gift, from a friend 🙂 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#JoyousJanuary This readathon was a success!! I reached all my three goals 💪✅
(and i finished the audiobook of Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow)

Thanks @andrew65 😊

BkClubCare Stoner - it stays with you. 1mo
La_Cori @BkClubCare I'm struggling more than I thought with Stoner 🙄 I'm enjoying the writing style but I can't relate or sympathize with any of the characters #unpopularopinion 1mo
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⭐⭐⭐1/2

This one left me perplexed: I had high expectations but I'm here with a few doubts and many "why?"
The beginning was a massive pick! But as the story developed, i was losing interest because it felt like an endless (and toxic) cycle.. and then the DRAMA happened and I was furious!! At last, the final part that didn't feel like an end at all..

?: ai ichigo ? by nevada, found on pinterest.

BarbaraBB Beautiful artwork 1mo
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Iron Flame | Rebecca Yarros
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⭐⭐⭐
A soft pick, just like the first book..

For me, it was waaaay too long! Part 1 e part 2 could have been 2 separate books, so the author could have focused better on the new characters and the plot development of the finale that felt rushed and chaotic (but great cliffhanger!)
I preferred part 1, but overall it was entertaining and I'm really curious to see where the story goes..

1st goal of #JoyousJanuary

Andrew65 Well done, a BIG book. I‘ve just started this today. 1mo
La_Cori @Andrew65 during this week i've read "only" the second part.. I'm not that fast! ? enjoy your reading ?? 1mo
Andrew65 @La_Cori It‘s not a quick read. 1mo
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@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

🚗 Yes, I've always used a manual transmission (I drove an automatic once, it was a friend's car, and it was chaotic!!!)
🚙 Tagged, the protagonist makes a road trip across England; if you liked Harold Fry, this is a good sequel..

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 🚘

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
BethM I occasionally go for the clutch when I‘m driving someone else‘s automatic 😂 1mo
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I finished The Scarlett Letter early this morning and I've just started White Holes by Carlo Rovelli.. I was listening to the audiobook in the afternoon, doing some chores around the house.

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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I'd like to read more nonfiction, especially about science, biology or botany and maybe a couple of biography..
My goal for 2024 is to read at least one NF book/month 📚💪

@BookmarkTavern #SundayFunday

BookmarkTavern I‘ve got a couple science books on my TBR too! I‘m looking forward to reading more Mary Roach. Thanks for posting! 1mo
AnnCrystal Have you read, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Not sure if it will fall within your interest. It is beautiful. 1mo
La_Cori @AnnCrystal I haven't read it, but I just add it on my TBR.. thanks for the recommendation 😊 1mo
AnnCrystal @La_Cori 🎉👏☺️👍. 1mo
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The Scarlet Letter: a romance | Nathaniel Hawthorne
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“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.”

Ruthiella Ooh , that is a great picture! 2mo
AnnCrystal That's good👏🎭👍. (edited) 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#JoyousJanuary @Andrew65

This readathon is perfect for tackling my January TBR, so my own goals are pretty simple:
❄ to finish "Iron Flame"
❄ to read my nonfiction pick "White Holes: Inside the Horizon" by Carlo Rovelli
❄ to start reading "Stoner" by John Williams

If I can complete 2 out of the 3, I'd consider it a win! ?

❄(Bonus) to read "In amore vince chi rischia" by Anna Premoli, a book on my TBR since since may/june 2023..

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Untitled | Unknown
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1. Not a must, but much appreciated.. usually tea/herbal tea in winter and iced coffee or fruit juices in the summer.
2. During the holidays I've read a few comics sipping hot cocoa 😋

TheSpineView Love fruit juice. Every once in a while I treat myself to a juice and Sprite. Thanks for playing 2mo
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A new audiobook for an easy sunday morning.. I've heard great things about it!

SamAnne Just finished this and really loved it, more than I expected. 2mo
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Foe | Iain Reid
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⭐⭐⭐⭐

I'm starting 2024 with a great first book!!!
This novel was anxious and very compelling, I wanted to know what was going on between Hen and Junior, what about those beetles.. I knew there was a plot twist waiting to explode at the end, and even if I had many theories and predictions, I didn't see THAT coming!!!
The ending was perfect *chef kiss*

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2023: World War III | Carl Berryman
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Gissy Congratulations 📚📚📚🎉👏👏👏 2mo
La_Cori @Gissy thank you 😊🥳 2mo
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2023: World War III | Carl Berryman
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#goodreads

(I don't think the number of pages read is accurate.. gr doesn't differentiate pages read from minutes listened)

Ruthiella Good work! 👏👏👏 2mo
La_Cori @Ruthiella thanks!! ☺ 2mo
TieDyeDude 💪🎉 2mo
La_Cori @TieDyeDude thank you 😊🥳 2mo
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Foe | Iain Reid
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This is my last book for 2023 (and the first for 2024 🎉🥳🎆🎊)
The cover is just gorgeous!!! 🤩

And yes, I'm reading it before the movie (I think it will be available in Italy next week..)

LeafingThroughLife That is an amazing cover. Enjoy! 2mo
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Klara e il Sole | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐

This is my third novel by Ishiguro and it's the one I liked the least..
The humanity of AI isn't the most original theme and I found occasionally the plot a bit boring; i hated most of the characters, the mother above all.
I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was 👌👌

(I love this cover!! 🤩 the Italian publisher made a great choice.)

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“..people often felt the need to prepare a side of themselves to display to passersby - as they might in a store window, and that such display needn't be taken so seriously once the moment had passed.”

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“You all listen now, this is a real lesson in life. Yes, we got stuck, but what‘d we girls do? We made it fun, we laughed. That‘s what sisters and girlfriends are all about. Sticking together even in the mud, ‘specially in mud.”

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I'm catsitting for my brother and I'm enjoying some time with my furry nephew Bibi.. but he doesn't want me to read my book 😂 #catsoflitsy

Jari-chan Awww 😸😻 6mo
dabbe Hello there, Bibi! You are absolutely gorgeous! 🖤🐾🖤 6mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 6mo
peanutnine Oh my goodness how adorable 😻 6mo
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La Scomparsa Di Majorana | Leonardo Sciascia
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

Ettore Majorana was an Italian theoretical physicist, defined a "genius" such as Newton and Einstein by Fermi; on 25 March 1938 he disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
In this short book published in 1975, Sciascia summarizes some of the results of the investigations and hypoteses about the disappearance, ruling out the suicide theory. Recent investigations confirmed that Majorana was still alive in the '50 and lived in Venezuela.

La_Cori If interested, here's a link to the wikipedia's page https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ettore_Majorana 6mo
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Spatriati | Mario Desiati
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐ 1/2

I think I didn't fully understand this book.. I liked the premises of the story, but then it took a few turns and twists that left me perplexed 🤔🤨 And the writing style wasn't captivating (or just interesting) enough to compensate for it.

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August | Judith Rossner
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August wrap-up #stats
(Best month for my readings this year 🙂💪)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (both nonfiction) Silent Spring & The Order of Time
⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 I re-read the Heartstopper graphic novels

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Next up..
I've read a few chapters, but I'm already hooked 🤓📃

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Primavera silenziosa | Rachel Carson
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This one has been sitting on my TBR for way too long (2008, maybe?!)
A few months ago at a meeting with Paolo Giordano, one of my favorite authors, he spoke mainly about this book (he wrote the foreword of the new italian edition).. so I decided to finally read it!

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L'ordine del tempo | Carlo Rovelli
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🇬🇧 “A stone is a prototypical “thing”: we can ask ourselves where it will be tomorrow. Conversely, a kiss is an “event.” It makes no sense to ask where the kiss will be tomorrow. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐨𝐟 𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬.”

Clare-Dragonfly That is lovely. Thanks for sharing. 7mo
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L'ordine del tempo | Carlo Rovelli
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#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

A nonfiction kind of weekend for me.. 📚🤓

⏰ The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
🦋 Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

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August | Judith Rossner
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My August TBR 📚📚📚

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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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Next up ➡️

Trying to read this lying on the bed it's quite an exercise.. it's a big and heavy book, literally!!

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Mi limitavo ad amare te | Rosella Postorino
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Come d'aria | Ada D'Adamo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
Here's the winner for the "Premio Strega" 2023 (one of -or THE most prestigious italian literary award)
This is a memoir, the author faces her diagnosis (and her battle against cancer) and how it changes the relationship with her disabled daughter.
The writing style is almost poetic, but some chapters felt like a punch straight to the heart! ?
Sadly,Ada D'Adamo passed away just a few days later learning she made it to the Strega finalists

La_Cori If you're interested in the history of this Prize that's been awarded since 1947, i leave the link here ➡️ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strega_Prize 8mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

I've always loved the Darkling, such a great tormented character / villain (and even more after Ben Barnes played him in the tv series! ?)
This graphic novel is a glimpse in his "youth", it's a quick read and the art is really good.

bthegood Stacked, my niece and I read these! 👍 8mo
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"As Wendy Darling pushed through the door, all conversation died and every eye focused on her."

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl Ooh! Intriguing. 1y
Bookwomble Hey, Corinna. I see you're visiting Litsy as you've liked a couple of my posts, but notice that you haven't posted yourself for a while. Not that you have to, of course 😊 I hope things are ok with you 💖 9mo
La_Cori @Bookwomble thanks Michael for checking in 😊 i'm in a biiiig reading slump, so I feel I don't have nothing to share 🙃 i'm visiting Litsy once or twice a week to see what everyone else is reading.. 8mo
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Bookwomble @La_Cori Slumps can feel pretty heavy - hoping you get your reading mojo back before too long 💗 Perhaps you'll find some inspiration when checking in 😊 8mo
bthegood hope you are doing well - have missed you on Litsy 🙂 8mo
La_Cori @bthegood 🤗🤗 thanks!! 8mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#ManicMonday #LetterM @CBee

📚 A Man Called Ove; Il mare dove non si tocca.
✒ George R.R. Martin (we're all waiting for the next book!!!); Ian McEwan; Seanan McGuire.
📺 The Mandalorian; Murder, She Wrote; Misfits.
🎬 The Matrix; Mrs. Doubtfire; Memoirs of a Geisha.
🎤 Måneskin; Muse; Mumford & Sons.
🎶 Mantieni il bacio by Michele Bravi; Meanwhile Up in Heaven by Kaiser Chiefs; Mildred by Deaf Havana; Mentre tutto scorre by Negramaro.

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As always this was an exciting and entertaining read, but also more tense and "dark" (pun intended for the adventures in the Tartarus!)
Can't wait to read the end of the series, and I hope all these characters that I learned to love will have their happy ending!

This was my #doublespin for October @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Here's my November (and probably December) TBR, also my list for #bookspin #doblespin and #bookspinBingo 📚📚📚
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#ManicMonday #LetterL
@CBee

📚 Less; The Light Between the Oceans
✒ Nicola Lagioia; Lois Lowry
🎬 The Lion King (1994); Legends of the Fall
📺 Locke & Key; Lost
🎤 Avril Lavigne; London Grammar
🎶 The Loneliest by Maneskin; Love and Lies by Anthony Ramos; Lover of the Light by Mumford and Sons; The Light Behind Your Eyes by My Chemical Romance

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Bones & All: A Novel | Camille DeAngelis
Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐

Did I read it just because there's a movie adaptation coming out in a few weeks?! Yes, of course.. can't wait to see Guadagnino & T.Chalamet together again!
The story itself is peculiar and interesting.. I didn't love the ending, but it was an overall okay reading.

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⭐⭐⭐💫

This third book of the series was a little bit more chaotic than the first two, maybe all seven demigods and multiple storylines were a LOT to handle at the same time.. But that ending?!? It was brutal 🥺😭💔

This was my #bookspin for October @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Bones & All: A Novel | Camille DeAngelis
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Enjoying some free time on a wednesday morning..