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Messiejessie

Messiejessie

Joined February 2019

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
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Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
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This was a fun. Stephen Fry is wonderful!

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Where to start??? With the Starless Sea, Erin creates every book-worm‘s fantasy world.
With tons of detail and lots of mini plots, it required my full attention, so it seemed like it took me forever to finish. It is a book to linger over and spend time turning the phrases over in your mind. I enjoyed the ride. But I‘m glad I‘m finished.

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Overall I enjoyed this book. I got quite invested into wanting to know what was going to happen and the pages turned quite easily, despite the size of the book.
There were only a few parts that I found to be a little bit tedious.
Lots of detail and some pretty great characters.

Rissreads One of my all time favourites 😍 3w
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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It was nice to have a little bit of magic to break up the monotony of the working week.
Worth reading for sure.

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So good! Excellent sequel. I know these are kids books, but I can‘t wait for the next one to come out

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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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This was one of those books where at the start, you don‘t know what the hell is going on. The further you read, however, things make sense and the story all knits together beautifully.
Eli and August are wonderful characters.
This author has a really unique writing style and a way of making the ordinary seem lovely.

BookwormM I loved this 5mo
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I gave this book to my 10 year old daughter, and she loved it so much that she insisted I read it so we could discuss it. This is an awesome book. It has everything - mystery, suspense, magic, colour. The characters are fabulous, the dialogue is great. It‘s funny and scary and magical. Set in a whole new world dreamed up by the author‘s absolutely out-of-this-world imagination.

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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There is so much to love about this book! The characters, their chemistry, the romance! And wow, it is STEAMY! The intimacy is just gorgeous. I adore Stella and Michael. I am now rushing out to buy anything else written by Helen Hoang.

I_Like_Big_Books I love both of her books. I also feel like Penny Reid‘s “Neanderthal Seeks Human“ has the same feel to it. ❤️ 6mo
Messiejessie Thanks - I‘ll look that one up! 👍 6mo
Meghan1 Wait until you read the next one!! 6mo
DebinHawaii I really liked this one & The Bride Test too! 📚❤️ 6mo
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It | Stephen King
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This is embarrassing, but this book is too scary for me at this stage of my life. 🤦‍♀️ 😂 I‘m going to have to leave it and come back to it once my kids are older. At the moment I just can‘t do it without losing sleep

Crazeedi I've bailed on a couple books lately for the same reason so it's quite alright 6mo
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This was a really fun, entertaining and original read. It drew me in right from the start. I wanted to zip through it, but I forced myself to take my time. (And my kids helped with this too, to be honest 🤣)
Evelyn is a complex character- and I had conflicting feelings about her. I really, really liked this about the book. Another strong female lead from this author. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi Yep! I adored this book!! 6mo
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This was my favourite childhood movie. Watched over and over, 100‘s of times. All the lines burned into memory.
I‘m nearly 40 now and I finally got around to reading the book. I loved it!
It was so witty and just so different! All the magic of the movie, plus some.
I don‘t know where William Goldman gets his ideas, but this book is different to anything I‘ve read. (Both good different and weird different!). At times it does test your patience 🤣

LapReader Hello! My name is Allissa. I am nearly 40 and love The Princess Bride movie and also own the book which I am yet to read. Nice to meet you. 7mo
Messiejessie Hi Alissa 😊 nice to meet you too! I think it‘s worth the read if you loved the movie. It took me a while to get through it as it meanders quite a bit and there are times when you‘ll really wonder where he‘s going with it all. But it‘s pretty amusing 7mo
Crazeedi @LapReader lol!!😉❤️ 7mo
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A Dog's Purpose | W. Bruce Cameron
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A few chapters in and I wasn‘t sure I liked this book, however it did grow on me and I found myself crying a few times throughout the book. It was a cute story. 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This was a fun read with some really great characters. In fact, all the female characters in this book were written beautifully! Worth the read just for that fact alone.
A lovely little insight in 70‘s rock‘n‘roll.

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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A tragic, well known story, told in a lovely way from a different perspective.
I really enjoyed hearing this story from the perspective of Patroclus. He was the heart behind the hero.

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Wow! That was FUN!!!
Such an original idea.
This story will continue to bounce around in my head for a while.

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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Wow, what a great book!
Reading this book, I felt like I was part of this wonderful family. The author created such wonderful characters. I loved the family dynamic.
I‘ve never read anything regarding this topic before and it certainly made me think. A lot! This is a lovely book. It will resonate with parents everywhere. A story of acceptance and unconditional love.
Highly recommend

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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I Tried really hard to like this one, but I felt the dialogue between the characters didn‘t quite hit the mark. I rushed through it so I could start something else. It was a light read if you‘re in the mood for that.

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!🎉🎉 11mo
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The Rosie Result | Graeme Simsion
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This is the 3rd book in a trilogy, the first book, (The Rosie Project), being my all time, ultimate, most favourite book.
In The Rosie Result, we have the privilege of watching Don Tillman parent his son, Hudson, in his unique way. This role further endears his character to the reader as we take the journey of acceptance and self reflection with him.
This book is heartwarming, funny and it will make you THINK!
Highly recommended.

greenhairdontcare Can‘t wait to read this! 11mo
RaimeyGallant Loved the first book. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 11mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 11mo
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CoffeeNBooks I read the Rosie Project, but haven't gotten to The Rosie Effect or The Rosie Result yet. Welcome to Litsy! 📚 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 11mo
Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy !🎉🎉 11mo
Messiejessie Thank you all for the warm welcome! 11mo
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Phew! I Can‘t believe I have finished the series! (Until #9 comes out). What will I do without Claire and Jamie until then?!
This book was throughly entertaining with all the usual stuff that we love as well as entwining story lines, expertly woven together to create an eventful and exciting read. Gotta love Outlander

Erofan Welcome 📚! 11mo
Messiejessie Thanks! 11mo
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