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Lylah

Lylah

Joined March 2016

I read everything | art-of-storytelling.tumblr.com
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Beauty | Robin McKinley
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Beat a personal record in 2021! Happy new year y‘all! 🎉🎉🎉

Texreader Congratulations!! 2w
readordierachel 👏🏽👏🏽 2w
robinb 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2w
Simona Happy New Year 🥳 2w
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 2w
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Literally shaking reading this. This plot twist was so unexpected and the last half of the book has been impossible to put down. I can‘t believe the double entendre of the book title.

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Finally giving this one a try after owning it for years!

emmalouise1 I love you bookmark 😍 3mo
BiblioLitten I love the phases of the moon bookmark 🔖 🌖 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Loving the bookmark as well. 🌛🌝🌜 3mo
wanderinglynn That bookmark! 😍 3mo
mariaku21 Loving the bookmark and how it matches the nail polish 💕 3mo
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Fat Cat at Large | Janet Cantrell
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Life imitates art?

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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Jones
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Work has been stressful and whenever I‘m stressed I open this boom back up 🥺

vivastory I keep seeing this posted & hearing about this book. Might be a sign from the book universe 7mo
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The Word for World is Forest | Ursula K. Le Guin
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️A quick, phenomenal read. You can really see Le Guin‘s interest in anthropology. Seems particularly potent 50 years later as humans continue to colonize each other on Earth.

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The Word for World is Forest | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Le Guin always blows me away with her writing—what a paragraph. You know his exact thought process & inclinations of his character laid bare here and how he became a scientist-turned-activist in the story. Just beautiful.

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Weekend read!

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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This book has had so much hype that I was scared it‘d let me down, but a third of the way through it‘s turning out to be really good!

thewallflower0707 One of my favourite 😭 10mo
Lylah @thewallflower0707 it was very good and I cried a lot. Haven‘t read a book that fast in a while. 10mo
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Fireheart Tiger | Aliette de Bodard
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I‘ve heard nothing but good things about this novella so here we go!

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Graceling | Kristin Cashore
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I was enjoying this so much that I bought it when I saw what the new cover looked like. Love the blues and greens.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag The new covers are stunning! 11mo
Lylah @thegirlwiththelibrarybag they really are! 11mo
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Graceling | Kristin Cashore
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This silly baby wants me to give her attention instead of my book ❤️ I‘ve been reading on my phone & tablet on my lunch breaks at work but this one was good enough to compel me to read it before work too.

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The Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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Finished 2020 off with a really good ARC. This is the most books I‘ve read since keeping track and the most pages! Happy new year everyone!

readordierachel Happy new year 🎉 13mo
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Cart And Cwidder | Diana Wynne Jones
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Cozy Sunday morning with kitty snuggles and a new book. This is supposed to be one of DWJ‘s more serious books, so we‘ll see if I like it!

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The Camelot Betrayal | Kiersten White
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mostly filler, but it was very pleasant, atmospheric filler. I think this series is going to be better as a whole when the third comes out than individual entries as the books aren‘t too long — I‘m ready for the next one to actually progress the plot!

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Caught this little old lady being funny this morning...

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The Camelot Betrayal | Kiersten White
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Starting on this one! I‘ve never read a book by Kiersten White that I didn‘t like.

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The Demon King | Cinda Williams Chima
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I‘ve had this book since I was 16 and lost track of how many times I‘ve read it — it may be the most beat up book I own since usually I try to take good care of them. Paperbacks weren‘t meant to be read this much 😅

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The Guinevere Deception | Kiersten White
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The sequel to this just came out a few days ago so I‘m rereading it to refresh my memory first. I remember liking it a lot!

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Happy Halloween everyone!

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Written in Starlight | Isabel Ibaez
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Cozy morning view on this dreary day... I post a lot less pictures because most ARCs I read are in e-format due to COVID.

Prairiegirl_reading Dog photos are good too! 😄 1y
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Finished my challenge with a wonderful coming of age novel. Time to up my goal!

britt_brooke Yay!! Congratulations! 1y
Jas16 🙌🏽 1y
Megabooks Awesome! 1y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile 🙌 Congrats!!! 1y
bookaholic1 Congratulations!! 1y
Reggie Congrats!!! 1y
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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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Ordered two books I really enjoyed the ARCs of from Bookshop.org, which is quickly becoming my favorite website to get new books from!

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Reading this on this gloomy morning before work.

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Thorn | Intisar Khanani
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About to start on this one!

Librarianaut The cover is gorgeous! 1y
Lylah @Librarianaut for sure, the color scheme is just beautiful 1y
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A good view from last night ☺️

Reagan 😻 1y
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The Shadow War | Lindsay Smith
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Enjoying the leftovers of a scrumptious Sunday brunch this gloomy morning!

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The Shadow War | Lindsay Smith
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Have to work today later, but enjoying my Saturday morning with a book, Irish breakfast tea, and a kitty for now. ☕️

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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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Starting on this one next! ✨

Cathythoughts Gorgeous cover. I have this stacked already 👍🏻❤️ 1y
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Night and Day | Virginia Woolf
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was pretty good, and often funny. Some stark revelations about human nature along with the workings of love, marriage, and the pursuit of happiness. Like a Shakespearean comedy, all the characters seem to love the wrong person and fall in and out of love on a whim, which was a lot of fun.

heikemarie Do we have a time share on the same tortie?! 1y
Lylah @heikemarie she sneaks off to the basement for hours every day so tbh it‘s not impossible. Probably cashing in on double meals. 1y
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Night and Day | Virginia Woolf
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A very bleak view on love! Anyone agree with this? 🤨

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I know of people that honestly think this. 😒 I for one am very happily married to my best friend. It takes work, as do all relationships, but it‘s definitely a closer bond because we have worked at it together. ❤️ 1y
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Night and Day | Virginia Woolf
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Rainy days are good for this. 🌱📚

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Night and Day | Virginia Woolf
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Not feeling well at all today and I‘ve basically been in-and-out of sleep, but while I have this moment of feeling awake enough I‘m going to sneak some pages in.

Lesanne Hope you feel better soon! 1y
KathyWheeler I hope you feel better soon. 1y
bookaholic1 Feel better soon, I am as well in your position, trying to finish the book I'm reading, got 70pgs to go 1y
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Lylah @bookaholic1 good luck! 1y
Lylah @KathyWheeler @Lesanne thank you, me too 😩 1y
PaperbackPirate I hope you‘re feeling better! 1y
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Night and Day | Virginia Woolf
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I said a while back I wanted to read Virginia Woolf‘s novels in chronological order, and only made it through the first. Onto the second a couple years later—her signature style hasn‘t developed yet but hoping for a good read anyhow.

merelybookish Good luck! I read all her novels last year although not in order. It made me grow to love her more. 1y
Lylah @merelybookish where does this one rank?? I keep seeing mixed reviews & Austen comparisons. 1y
merelybookish It's middling. Honestly it took me a minute to remember it Still quite conventional in terms of plot and style although like The Voyage Out she is challenging the traditional marriage plot and what it means to be a woman. I think it's her next one, Jacob's Room, where her style begins to emerge, although it was my least favourite of her novels. 1y
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Lylah @merelybookish thank you, that‘s helpful! It‘s going to take me forever to get through them but I‘m excited to get into some of the later stuff as I really loved To The Lighthouse, Orlando, & Mrs Dalloway in the past ☺️ 1y
merelybookish @Lylah Those three are undeniably her masterpieces! She somewhat returns to a more conventional style in her last two novels. 1y
SamAnne I‘m planning a Woolf read along beginning in October on both Litsy and Goodreads. Starting with Mrs. Dalloway. I just reread A Room of One‘s Own and decided it was time for a big reread 1y
Lylah @merelybookish that‘s interesting! I wonder why. 1y
Lylah @SamAnne awesome, I‘ll keep an eye out for it! Hope it goes well ☺️ 1y
merelybookish @Lylah I don't know. She is still playing with time. So one is set over several decades. And the other one takes place within a day. But neither of them are as stylistically innovative. I think she pushed her style to the limit in The Waves. And then focused on other areas? 1y
Lylah @merelybookish I see 🤔 I‘ll have to see for myself when I eventually get around to it haha 1y
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My partner is vegan, so I eat vegan around her and occasionally we pull off a delicious brunch with fresh fruits & veggies from the farmer‘s market. Is this the lesbian dream or what?

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ to the whole series. The prose is breathtaking, the characters real, the feeling of magic present in every page—always feel a little empty when it‘s over.

Nerdy_Bookworm I'm planning on starting this series in the near future!!! 😊 2y
Lylah @Nerdy_Bookworm awesome! I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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And again, onto the last. I like this cover the most. This series is even better than I remember from the last time I listened to the audiobooks.

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue | Maggie Stiefvater
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And onto the next one again. Funny how it can take me a week to finish a book I have to read but the favorites go by so quickly.

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Taliesin | Stephen R Lawhead
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A dynamic angle of this cat in her favorite spot. #catsoflitsy

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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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Aaand we are already on the next one. The second book has always been my favorite in the series.

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Someone wants attention this morning!

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
Reagan Better drop what you‘re doing ❤️ 2y
Lylah @Reagan multitasking! 2y
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It‘s been a minute since I reread this series in its entirety—I got Call Down the Hawk when it initially released but haven‘t read it yet.

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As the Shadow Rises | Katy Rose Pool
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A kitty looking pensive against a bookshelf backdrop 🌱 #catsoflitsy

AmyG Beautiful 💕 2y
SamanthaMarie Purrfection 😻 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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My girlfriend & I got a French press when we‘ve been drinking pourover coffee for the longest time and it‘s definitely a noticeable improvement (if a little harder to clean up).

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It‘s sad to not celebrate Pride with others this month, but I‘m making do at home. 🏳️‍🌈

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The Beast Warrior | Nahoko Uehashi
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We had a new couch delivered the other day and the cats seem to like it! I‘ve been reading ebooks for work instead of physical copies for the most part, which doesn‘t always make for the best pictures.

rubyslippersreads The lovely Tortie is what makes this a great picture. 😻 2y
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Go follow my friend Missy, who‘s new to Litsy - she blogs about books a lot and loves sci fi & fantasy! @MissyB.blio

Karisa Welcome to Litsy! 🖐😊📚 2y
Jas16 Welcome to Litsy @MissyB.blio 2y
UwannaPublishme Welcome to all the fun @MissyB.blio ! 👋🏻🎉📚 2y
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NeedsMoreBooks Welcome @MissyB.blio 😎❤️ 2y
DaveGreen7777 Welcome to Litsy, @MissyB.blio Hope you enjoy your time here! 😌📚 2y
DieAReader Welcome @MissyB.blio 🥳 I hope you enjoy the wonderful world of #Litsy as much as we do!! 2y
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One good thing about moving is that I get to set up my shelves all pretty ☺️

MissyB.blio Damn girl. Love me a good shelfie 2y
MissyB.blio Have you read ninth house? 2y
Lylah @MissyB.blio no, I just chose it as one of my BOTM picks. I want to though! I‘ve liked other Leigh Bardugo books 2y
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I didn‘t actually plan on reading this on my own time, but I got assigned to review it for work! Pressure‘s on.

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Larry Kramer is really ripped a new one in this massive AIDS book - not well-loved by much of the gay community. It‘s a bit hard to read in light of his recent passing. RIP Larry Kramer; abrasive as you were to many, you made an impact.

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