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LittleBug

LittleBug

Joined August 2018

Lover of books, languages, traveling, baking, food and of course my husband😜
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My mom and dad are! My mom reads fiction and my dad reads only nonfiction. And my little girl is well on her way to becoming a reader too😍 Not even 19 months old and she loves paging through my books😍

We rarely swap books, because I read mostly in English and my parents read only in Dutch. I do get them translations when I come across something I think they'd like.

#TwoforTuesday

Patchshank I have quite a few relatives that read. We all like different stuff though, so there's not a lot of book swapping. 1y
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1️⃣ ohhhh, my list is so long!!! South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Scandinavia, Russia...want to see it all!
2️⃣ No challenges for me at the moment. With a little girl that doesn't sleep too much without mommy near and studies to finish, I'm glad I get to read at all! What I would like to finish is the tagged book. Started it a couple months ago, almost finished and then didn't🥴

#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs
Thanks for the tag @Deifio

Eggs I like your travel choices! Thanks for playing today! 1y
LittleBug @Eggs they are 'I want to travel everywhere' choices🤣 1y
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Pickpick

I think I like this series even better than the October Daye one🤩
It feels original, I love the dancing angle, and I sure don't mind the little pinch of romance😉

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Artificial Night | Seanan McGuire
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I think I liked this one better than book 2 in the series. The story was a lot darker though, even if there weren't as many deaths. However, that darkness suits the fae setting, I always prefer the stories where there's a dark side to the Fae. I also like what she did with Blind Michael and his Hunt, as gruesome as it was. And I especially like that this one has a somewhat happy ending!

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Milch und Kohle: Roman | Ralf Rothmann
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Not my preferred reading material, but I can recognise good writing when I read it! Rothmann manages to show beauty in a dark and somber story, highlighting wondrous details and joy in everyday occurrences.

#12Littens12BooksRound2

Heideschrampf I‘m glad it wasn‘t too depressing 2y
LittleBug @Heideschrampf it's a little darker than I usually read, bit the writing made up for a lot!☺️ 2y
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Moon Over Soho | Ben Aaronovitch
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Really enjoyed this one! Aaronovitch‘s snarky humour is right up my alley. The story is just the right side of absurd, barely escaping ridiculous. Love the fact that it is sprinkled with random snippets about London and the English.

If the acknowledgment makes you smile you‘ll probably like the book too🤩

ozma.of.oz This whole series is so much fun! ❤️ If you like audiobooks, I highly recommend giving these a try! (edited) 2y
LittleBug @ozma.of.oz I tend to drift off listening to audiobooks🙈 But I‘ve been wanting to try again since our daughter was born, see if I can more easily listen to than read some books. So I‘ll keep these in mind! Thanks for the rec!☺️ 2y
ozma.of.oz The narrator, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, is amazing. He‘s really good at accents. Aaronovitch said in an interview that at this point, when he‘s writing Grant, he‘s also imagining how it would as KHS reads it! ❤️ 2y
LittleBug @ozma.of.oz wow! That‘s quite the compliment! Now I really want to try it!☺️ 2y
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I really liked the idea of this one, bringing computer technology and the fae together. Also still like the MC, she‘s both kick-ass and fallible and that makes her very likeable to me. I could have done with fewer deaths though. Guess I prefer a proper happy ending☺️

KarouBlue Beautiful photo! 2y
LittleBug From Pixabay! They‘ve got really pretty pictures🤩 2y
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De gebroeders Leeuwenhart | Astrid Lindgren
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Thanks for the tag @Deifio 🤩

For me it‘s definitely Astrid Lindgren‘s The Brothers Lionheart. I loved everything she wrote, but this book has a special place in my heart. It taught a far too serious kid not to fear death. A small piece of me still believes in Nangijala...

Wanna play @Tahoe ?

Deifio Oh I loved it too! I even did a speech about it in school! 2y
LittleBug Nice!👍🏼 2y
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Moon Over Soho | Ben Aaronovitch
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Love Aaronovitch‘s snarky humor🤩
I‘m probably missing some of the puns because I‘m not that familiar with London, but this one brings up memories of all the different cuisines we tried while living there😁😋

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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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It took me a while to get into this book. The MC is not very likeable and the story is a bit weird. But by the end I was hooked. I guess I just need a moment to be able to appreciate the snarky humour.

I liked that there was a short summary of Shakespeare‘s The Tempest at the end of the book. I haven‘t read that so this really helped seeing the parallels. After all, it is a rewrite of the play.

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I didn‘t like the story, but did enjoy the read, does that make any sense? There‘s a certain acceptance of affairs in there that just annoyed me, but there‘s also a sense of the absurdity of life in there that I really liked. I mean that in the sense that everyone has their own worries, worries that seem absurd to others. And there‘s so little understanding for each other, even though we‘re kinda all in the same boat...

#12Littens12BooksRound2

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A little late to the game, bit at least I‘m playing, right?🤪
Thanks for the tag @Bookgoil 🤩
Here are some of my books with a lot of blue, turns out I have quite a few🤷🏻‍♀️🤣

Couldn‘t resist adding my daughter‘s current favourite🥰 Only 9 months old and already a favourite book, I‘m so proud😍

#ispy

I tag @Tahoe and @Deifio for purple books!

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Loved this one! It was my first McGuire, so I guess I have a new author to add to my TBR. Have already started No 2 in the series, actually🥴

So why did I love it? Well...I liked the MC, who is kick ass, but also fallible. The book is set in a fae setting and I love fae elements in my books, really liked McGuire‘s version too! And I thought the storyline was good. Strong and complex, but not too much so.

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Nationalstrae: Roman | Jaroslav Rudi
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I‘ve been reading about parenting (writing this with a nine month old sleeping on my shoulder🥴) and came across the concept of generational trauma. This book is almost like a case study on the subject, which is possibly why I‘m rating it a ‘pick‘...

Can‘t say I liked the book, but I am glad I read it. It‘s one of those books that reminds us of shared histories and how they influence different people and places in different ways.

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In the Pond | Ha Jin
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Mehso-so

Not too sure about this one...liked the first half, got annoyed with the second half... I think I liked Jin‘s writing style, but the characters became too much like caricatures to me.
Very curious to see how the others in our #12Littens12BooksRound2 like it...

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Wolf Rain | Nalini Singh
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1️⃣ Guilty! Although more and more often I get seduced by a title, blurb or review
2️⃣ Preorder actually☺️
3️⃣ Radio and my hubby 🙈🤣🙈
4️⃣ At the moment our 8 month old daughter is our alarm, she‘s usually awake by 6 at the latest🤷🏻‍♀️ I used the have several alarms, just so I could snooze🤩 Then hubby arranged for music and light to wake us up nice and slowly. One big snooze really🤪
5️⃣ @Tahoe @julesG @Maike

Thanks for the tag @Deifio

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In the Pond | Ha Jin
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Everyone loves a little bit of a rogue in a hero, right? Makes them human😉

Cindyelizavaz One of my favourite author! I loved Waiting by Ha Jin! 2y
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Wolf Rain | Nalini Singh
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And yet again...Nalini Singh does not disappoint🤩

The world she‘s created in her Psy-Changeling series remains one of my favourites. Singh‘s careful to repeat just enough to remind the reader of the key elements and manages to add in some variations without compromising the core.
As usual with her books I can‘t wait for the next book in this series!

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Wolf Rain | Nalini Singh
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💜💜

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Wolf Rain | Nalini Singh
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I can‘t not read Nalini Singh‘s Psy-Changeling books when one comes in. Been waiting for this one for what feels like forever. Now the world will have to wait, while I read...🤪🤩

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Gospel of Loki (UK) | Joanne M Harris
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This was a fun read! Thanks @Velvetfur for including this in the #MythsandLegendsSwap🤩🤩

Loki‘s portrayed as snarky, sarcastic and surprisingly human. I had the Avengers‘ Loki in mind from the start; the author was either inspired by him too, or simply created a very similar image of him, cause they really fit.

👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

LittleBug Unfortunately, I‘m not very familiar with Norse mythology, so I may have missed some puns. Will be on the lookout for a book on the subject and will then maybe do a reread... Any recommendations? 2y
LittleBug @ju.ca.no ohhh! Great rec! Didn‘t realise he stayed true to the myths🙈 Stacked it! Thx! 2y
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ju.ca.no @LittleBug I don‘t have much knowledge of Norse Mythology but as far as I can tell- he did stay true to the myths! It was an enjoyable read and a good overview of the norse myths☺️ 2y
LittleBug @ju.ca.no sounds good🤩 2y
Velvetfur I'm so happy this was a pick for you! I'm glad you enjoyed it 😁 2y
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If you‘re pregnant or had a baby recently and are a bit nervous about getting him/her started on solids, read this. The baby led weaning approach takes out all the stress and in this short introduction you‘ll find everything you need to get started. Our little girl loves it🤩🤩
The book is easy to read, with lots of examples and some pictures. I keep going back to it, checking examples and looking for suggestions on finger foods.

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Look what came in🤩🤩
It‘s like it‘s Christmas all over again🥳
Thank you @Litsy

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Eric: A Novel of Discworld | Terry Pratchett
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Mehso-so

I‘m not entirely sure about this one... I like Pratchett voice, but it‘s a bit too much over the top for me, or maybe it‘s just too much...? It reeds like YA book, but at least half the jokes/innuendo would go past a YA reader... And for an adult, or at least this adult, it‘s a little as if the author couldn‘t choose who/what to make fun of, so he just made fun of everything he could think of???

julesG That sums it up fairly well. 2y
CarolynM Yes, that's what he does. I still chuckle about Rincewind's exit from the Trojan Horse. 2y
LittleBug @julesG not a big fan either? Glad I‘m not the only one☺️ 2y
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LittleBug @CarolynM That‘s the thing, I didn‘t feel like chuckling, more like shaking my head🙈🥴 2y
julesG Actually, I'm a big Pratchett fan. (I've taken over hosting #OokBOokClub about a year ago) I like the Discworld books, but this is not one of my favourites. 2y
LittleBug @julesG that‘s good to know! I really wanted to like Pratchett, now I know it‘s worth trying another one of his books🤩 2y
julesG Although it might throw you into the middle of the Discworld, but this one is a good starter. 2y
LittleBug @julesG Stacked! Thanks!☺️ 2y
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This Monstrous Thing | Mackenzi Lee
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Our first little round of #12Littens12Books was good fun!! I really enjoyed reading everybody‘s notes and especially loved the markings in the book, made with red wine😁😁 and of course the awesome bookmark🤩🤩
Sorry to those who didn‘t enjoy the book, I‘ll do my best to pick a better one for our next round☺️

julesG I liked this one. 2y
LittleBug @julesG I‘m glad! I think it was about 50/50 on this one... 2y
LaLecture Omg this bookmark is amazing! 2y
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I‘m pretty sure these are my #SantaThing books...🙈🥴 There‘s no note, no remark on the delivery note...🧐

I‘m very intrigued by the both books, can‘t wait to read them!

Deifio Cool! 😍 I read both of them and they are both great! They both have a heist movie thing going. But very different settings and if course Pratchett's humour is unique. Enjoy reading! And btw I hope you find out who sent them! 2y
LittleBug Sounds great! Yeah, I‘d love to know who my secret santa was... 2y
umbrellagirl @LittleBug you used to be able to see it on LT after Christmas passed. 2y
umbrellagirl Probably. I think LibraryThing orders the books rather than the chooser. 2y
LittleBug @umbrellagirl Ah, I‘ll see if I can find my secret santa there! Thanks!☺️ 2y
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Happy belated #Jolabokaflod 🥳
Thank you @jhod 😘I love the book, have been wanting to read it for a while now. Can‘t wait to dig in!🤩
And of course the chocolate is perfect too😍

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Merry Christmas everyone!!

TheSpineView Merry Christmas to you!🎄🎄🎄 2y
Daisey Merry Christmas! 🎄 2y
umbrellagirl Merry Christmas 🎄🎄 2y
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My #Jolabokaflodswap package has been posted! Lets hope the German Post can do what they promise and deliver before the 24th...

Deifio I sent mine off today too! And the German and UK post don't have to work miracles, still should be plenty of time 😉 2y
LittleBug @Deifio Should be, yes...☺️ 2y
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Maybe it‘s because I read it during my daughter‘s naps on my shoulder (main theme is grief after the loss of a child); maybe it‘s because it comes close to horror (I get nightmares from proper horror)... Either way, I found it ‘goose-bump-inducing‘!

Thanks @inthegreensandblues for including it in the #HocusPocusSwap

inthegreensandblues I'm glad you enjoyed it! 😄 2y
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I wasn‘t going to do any other swaps this year, but I just couldn‘t resist this one🙈🥴

Visit https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing for more info or to sign up!
#SantaThing

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Repost for @Eggs

Kindness is as kindness does
Please share your kind acts or kindnesses extended to you❤️❤️❤️

Today was filled with kind acts🥰
First my hubby rescheduled a meeting so he could bring me and our little girl to my yoga class. Then a friend gave me ride. Later I was given a helping hand getting my pram with my daughter in it off the bus, not just once but three times!💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!! 💗💗💗 3y
LittleBug @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it is, isn‘t it! Loved my day today🥰 3y
Eggs That‘s so amazing 😉. Thanks for sharing that with us 💕❤️🤗 3y
LittleBug @Eggs Thank you for starting this! Such a wonderful idea💕 3y
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Wasn‘t going to do any swaps for a while, but this one...🤩 Was so much fun last year, I just couldn‘t resist signing up again for this year🥴☺️

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Barely started and already loving this book😍

I love riddles and this one really hits the spot.

ju.ca.no 😍😍 3y
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I‘m already creeped out, and this is just the dedication🙈😳😱

I‘m counting on the hormones from breastfeeding to get me to sleep tonight🤪

LA_Mead I feel like I just HAVE to read this book! 3y
LittleBug @LA_Mead it‘s that kind of dedication isn‘t it😉 3y
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I‘ve really enjoyed reading this series. I‘ve read the previous one quite a while ago, which is probably a good thing, as even so I felt that there‘s a certain repetitiveness to the story, a similarity to the previous books. Regardless, it was a fun read. I especially like the universe Cogman created here.

ju.ca.no Ah I will read this soon! I loved the others so far😍😍 3y
LittleBug @ju.ca.no then you‘ll love this one too🤩 3y
ju.ca.no @LittleBug oh I‘m excited🤩 3y
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The Queen of Blood | Sarah Beth Durst
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Not just beautiful world building, but Durst also makes it come alive. Although I‘ve seen it labeled ‘YA‘, it didn‘t read that way for me. Sure, a younger audience would love this, but so would an older one. I for sure really enjoyed it. So, thank you @Velvetfur for including it in the #MythsandLegendsSwap 🤩🤩

👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

LittleBug Although Robert Jordan isn‘t mentioned in the acknowledgments as one if the authors that inspired Durst, the academy reminded me of Tar Valon. The way the spirits are commanded reminded me of a book about dragons, that I read ages ago...Possibly the one from Anne McCaffrey that is mentioned in the acknowledgments😊 3y
Velvetfur Aaww I'm so glad you enjoyed it! 💜 3y
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Grave Witch | Kalayna Price
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Looks like I just started a new series🙈 Really enjoyed this read, not very original, but includes everything I need: fae, magic, romance, mystery...snarky humour😉

Thanks @maich for including this in the #SciFiFantasySwap

maich I'm glad you enjoy it! 3y
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Annnnnnnd Ilona Andrews delivers again!! I don‘t know where they find the inspiration for the worlds they create, but they are always so fascinating. And they are just right, close enough to reality to easily connect as a reader and at the same time so different from anything else, that you can‘t help but want to know everything. Add in a little romance and I‘m done for🙈☺️😍

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The Darkest Warrior | Gena Showalter
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Always good fun, Gena Showalter‘s Lords of the Underworld. Over the top, hilarious, silly, fun...everything I‘ve come to expect of this series☺️

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Serenade | Lon de Winter, Sandra Mitrovi?-Vejzovi?
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Not impressed. Reminded me of why I don‘t like Dutch literature😔 Conversations I can‘t imagine anyone actually having and in general dry and emotionless language use. Maybe the Dutch language just isn‘t suited for passion...
I did like the story itself. It‘s about guilt, the desire to DO something, about being naive, about learning to see a parent as just another human being.

Deifio The cover looks just like my Cerny piano sheet music! 🤔 3y
LittleBug @deifio Hope that‘s more fun to play than this was to read!😉 (edited) 3y
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Fun read! Light hearted and yet with threads about loaded subjects such as the opium trade in colonial times and gender bias.

#12Littens12Books

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Loved this book! So much fun 3y
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Repost von @julesG

Hallo ihr deutschsprachigen Littens!!!

Der #12Littens12Books Buchclub geht in die zweite Runde. Falls du Interesse hast, oder jemanden kennst, der sich einer solchen Runde anschließen möchte, lass es uns wissen.

#12Littens12BooksR2

LittleBug @Deifio vielleicht diesmal?🥴☺️ 3y
Deifio @LittleBug @julesG : Vielleicht. Wie funktioniert es denn? Jeder ein Buch und jeweils einen Monat pro Buch? 3y
julesG @Deifio Ja. Jeder ein Buch und ungefähr einen Monat pro Buch. Deshalb auch ein eher kürzeres Buch. 3y
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Jas van belofte | Jan Geurt Siebelink
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Mehso-so

A man, dying in the ER, reflects on his life, especially on his process of writing his one and only book.

The story fell flat for me. Very little depth, unconvincing dialogue. Maybe those are hard to achieve in under 100 pages, but then, there are plenty of awesome short stories, aren‘t there?
#boekenweekgeschenk

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Three Japanese Short Stories | Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Anon, Kafu Nagai, Chiyo Uno
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Finally read this little gem! Thanks @Caroline2 for including this in the #blinddatebookswap☺️

Not my usual fare, but fascinating to read. The stories are somewhat somber, the first two about people who have in one way or another retreated from the world.
The final one is my favourite, it reads like a summary of a myth and illustrates how myths can be created when history gets embellished.

Caroline2 I‘m glad you liked it. 👍 3y
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Love me some Ilona Andrews. This one is short, quick and awesome☺️☺️ Can‘t wait for the next book in this series!

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Schutzengel | Paulo Coelho
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My first Coelho and I'm not impressed. Could have been a story of a very profound experience, but fell flat for me. Didn't like any of the characters, couldn't connect to the story... I doubt I'll be reading another Coelho any time soon...
#12Littens12Books

ju.ca.no Pretty picture though😊 3y
krismlars I know everyone seems to think Coelho can do no wrong, but I'm with you! I've read two of his books and don't intend on making that mistake again. 3y
julesG Coelho is overrated, in my opinion. The two books I've read so far fell very flat. 3y
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tournevis Coelho is so boring! So inane! Argh! The last Coelho I read broke in pieces with all my throwing it to the wall. Gawd! 3y
LittleBug @ju.ca.no compensation for a disappointing story🤪 3y
LittleBug @krismlars This happens a lot to me with authors everybody seems to love... Glad I‘m not the only one who didn‘t like Coelho😉 3y
LittleBug @julesG Based on just this one, I have to agree! 3y
LittleBug @tournevis I feel you!!😉 3y
Cathythoughts I‘m not a fan either 3y
LittleBug @Cathythoughts so glad I‘m not the only one☺️ 3y
rretzler @krismlars @julesG @tournevis @LittleBug Oh, I so agree. I didn‘t like The Alchemist, but everyone else seemed to rave about it. There‘s no way I‘m reading another by Coelho - life is way too short. 3y
LittleBug @rretzler Well put!😉 3y
tournevis @rretzler I choose to live in a universe in which this book was never written. It's a better reality. 3y
LittleBug @tournevis 👍🏼☺️👍🏼 3y
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And that‘s number 10 in my WOTReread done!💪🏼 Mat‘s storyline was good fun, Rand and Nyneave achieve the unachievable but nobody knows/believes which causes some creative plotting... I‘ve given up trying to pace myself with these books, next one will be started on today!🥴☺️
#WoT

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So much of what the previous books have been working towards is finally fulfilled in this one, very satisfying! It may be the pregnancy hormones, but I cried over Elayne and Aviendha‘s ceremony and loved their and Min‘s bonding with Rand. I can‘t wait for Mat‘s storyline to continue, so much fun! And the end… I promised myself to finish a few other books before starting book 10, but I don‘t think I‘ll be able to keep that promise!☺️
#WoT

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Path of Daggers | Robert Jordan
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Yay, writing reviews of books I actually read recently? Number 8 in my WoT Reread felt like a built up to the rest of the series, with the pace slowly picking up. We see a continuation of Egwene‘s awesomeness, despite all the bickering Nyneave and Elayne finally reach their shared goal, Rand learns the hard way that he doesn‘t know everything and on top of all that we‘re left with quite a few cliffhangers…