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PageShifter

Joined November 2021

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The Last Legacy: A Novel by Adrienne Young
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Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
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The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
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I got some lovely #LitsyLove 💚 @TieDyeDude

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cool 💛💙 21h
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Pickpick

Characters were likable but I also loved that they did mistakes and weren't flawless.

This was a bit rough to read, this told about people who were living in the middle of the war and there weren't that many happy moments.

This had some repetitive sentences and also could have been a bit shorter. But this was pretty intriguing to read.

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The House of Hades | Rick Riordan
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I love characters in this series, I enjoyed meeting them again.

There was a lot of action, but the plot wasn't really surprising: every single thing got solved maybe even too smoothly and I was a bit disappointed. At the beginning there were several impossible looking challenges ahead but they weren't that challenging after all.

This was a fun book, made me laugh and I enjoyed reading.

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView Great job!💜📖📚 3d
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Mehso-so

Chapters were like short stories: every chapter was from different POV and main characters were from different generations.

Writing felt a bit dull and didn't get me to feel all those emotions. And it's a shame because everybody's story was interesting and touching, but still managed to left me a bit cold.

I would have loved to have some plot, because this felt a bit like an anthology and I didn't love that.

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Pickpick

I loved how well written characters were: some are super despicable and some really likable.

This was pretty dark book, and that's the atmosphere I often love. But this also felt a bit confusing to read: there were questions you wanted answered - but not so many answers were given. I think things make more sense in the next book.

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView I enjoyed this series!💜📖📚 3d
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American Queen | Sierra Simone
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Pickpick

This was an insta-love, and that didn't work for me at the beginning. The present timeline felt more believable, and flashbacks about things that had happened years ago gave some depth.

Plot was a bit missing, it took some time before things got interesting. But the last part of the book was really intriguing and everythings ends with a cliffhanger.

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView Not a fan of cliffhangers. 🤩📖📚 3d
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I sent some #LitsyLove
@ju.ca.no 💚

ju.ca.no 💚💚💚 1w
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I got some lovely #LitsyLove mail 🥰 I also sent a letter

@dabbe
@ju.ca.no
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

ju.ca.no ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Read4life 💙💌💙 3w
dabbe 💚🩷💚 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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I got 3 bingos (#LitsyLoveBingo) and sent 6 letters

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 3w
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I got a letter with lovely stickers & tea, this had been on it's way some time 😄 #LitsyLove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yeah, this one took the long way!! 4w
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I got some goodies, this was surprising. Got cute stickers, cards and something that could be used for crafting 🤗 #LitsyLove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That got there pretty fast!! 4w
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I got a lovely surprise when there was a knock on the door and the package was delivered. The book I have wanted to read, and I love the color on the cover 💛🐣🐤🐥 And this bookmark 🥰 #LitsyLove

@Bookgoil
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so happy it made it! I loved this book and I hope you do too! 💛💗 1mo
AnnCrystal 👏 excellent surprise ☺️👍. 1mo
ShelleyBooksie Litsylove is the best!.♡ 1mo
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Librarybelle Yay!! 1mo
iread2much 😁 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩷🩷🩷 1mo
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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Pickpick

June is so unlikable and delusional main character - and that's why I liked her. Her mind was so twisted, I loved to see what she's going to make up next.

This was really captivating read, I was intrigued to see what was going to happen next. Super easy & enjoyable read. And I loved the ending, it was twisted enough to my liking 😀

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Mehso-so

Characters weren't likable, but behind them were clearly author's own experiences. I really appreciate that part.

This was mysterious, but had so many unbelievable things happening that I took this as a soap opera.

The ending felt rushed and didn't answer to all questions either. That was disappointing.

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Pickpick

I loved Lacey, I really loved to have a bit different main character!! I adored characters overall, there were several who became friends with Lacey.

This felt super cozy, even though at some point I hated people of the small town who were judging.

Like many cozy mysteries, this too was a bit unbelievable. But I still enjoyed this and the ending made me curious about sequel.

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView Awesome! 1mo
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I got some lovely #LitsyLove
I love the bookish cards and one with two little kittens 🥰 And I always appreciate cute stickers 👾
💚 @catiewithac
🧡 @iread2much

iread2much 😊 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🫶🏻❤️💌 1mo
Read4life 💙💌💙 1mo
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#FreebieFriday

I was in the zoom meeting with C.J. Tudor a year ago and LOVED her. I would love to interview her.

Read4life That‘s so cool. 💙💌💙 1mo
Bklover Wow! Thats wonderful! 1mo
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#FreebieFriday

A favorite female author is a hard one, but I have enjoyed books by Karin Slaughter recently.

Read4life Thanks for participating. You‘re entered into the drawing. 1mo
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Tigana: Anniversary Edition | Guy Gavriel Kay
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Mehso-so

I don't know why, but I wasn't super invested in characters. I liked them and they had touching backstories, but something was missing that would have made me to love them.

This had a nice atmosphere, I loved the world. It felt alive.

This felt a bit slow to read: things happened but there were slower parts too. Or it felt like that when every little detail was explained. I would have been happy with less details & more action.

RaeLovesToRead I really disliked this one for many reasons 1mo
PageShifter @RaeLovesToRead I am so happy that I am not alone with my feelings! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm not sure if this'll work, but if you want to read my thoughts on GR, this is my profile: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/35995783?ref=nav_profile_l 1mo
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RaeLovesToRead Not sure how to send individual reviews! 😄 1mo
PageShifter @RaeLovesToRead You had so many same thoughts!! I didn't like either how men had all those immediately sexual thoughts about women - like there hadn't been so many other things to notice first. And those different POVs, when things were told from totally random characters' POVs. I agree about horses, the man who was taken into the slavery... And how off the pacing was. And oh yes, that how someone's final will was disrespected. 1mo
RaeLovesToRead There was some really dreadful representation too - like the woman who was supposedly only into kinky sex because she was broken and the MC basically had a go at her about it RIGHT AFTER PARTAKING HIMSELF. God, this book made me angry 😅🤣 1mo
PageShifter @RaeLovesToRead 🤣 I was also surprised how many totally random sex scenes there were 😂😂 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Male gazey sex scenes that naffed me the hell off! Hahhaaaa oh my days ?? I don't mind sex scenes but could they be any more "the woman I fancied screwed me in a cupboard so that I wouldn't overhear deets and this isn't problematic at all" 1mo
PageShifter @RaeLovesToRead So true. The way she lost her virginity?!? Awful! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead It's the sort of scene you can't imagine a female author writing/ thinking was a good idea! (Thanks for letting me rant on here... it's cathartic... most of the GR reviews totally love Tigana) 1mo
PageShifter @RaeLovesToRead This really is cathartic!! I read this as a buddy read, others gave this 4 or 5 stars and my reading dragged. I was so alone with my thoughts 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
RaeLovesToRead 😁💕 1mo
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Hooked | Emily McIntire
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Mehso-so

Characters weren't really fleshed out, they felt flat. That was the reason why I didn't feel all the emotions. There were scenes that should have made me feel more than what they did. I also don't like insta-love and that was the case here. Characters' bigger-than-life emotions at the end were unrelatable because there hadn't been a prober building up.

This was easy to read but a bit tasteless.

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView Awesome! 1mo
TieDyeDude Someone at my book club had a similar reaction. I already tried a dark Peter Pan retelling and did not enjoy it. I have too much fondness for the original story. 1mo
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The First Bright Thing | J. R. Dawson
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Characters were well developed, I really adored this circus troupe of misfits. This was also a story about toxic relationship, and I felt for Ruth. It's awful what people can do to each other, saying they love you.

I adore circus as a setting, and time travelling - this had both! I loved how this made me to think about who I really am.

There happened pretty much, there was one subplot that wasn't needed.

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Read4life 💙💌💙 1mo
Librarybelle Yay!! So glad it arrived! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩷🩷🩷 1mo
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I definitely see a theme here 🤣💜🫂
💚 @Sleepswithbooks
💚 @dabbe
#LitsyLove

dabbe Nothing like Valentine's Day in March! 🤩😍😂 2mo
PageShifter @dabbe Couldn't it be everyday 🤔🤔😀 2mo
dabbe @PageShifter #goodpoint 💚💙💚 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Mehso-so

I hated how every POV was in first-person narration and you had to figure out who this “I“ is this time. I don't know if that was the reason why I couldn't relate to characters. Or was the writing style the reason? Writing was too detailed and wordy, and that made this pretty long read - even though there didn't happen that much. I ended up liking the romance in this book, but that only means the last pages.
I loved the world & magical atmosphere.

Deblovestoread I struggled with this one, too. 2mo
PageShifter @Deblovestoread I am so happy to hear that! So many seems to adore this book 🙈 2mo
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Mehso-so

Characters felt somehow a bit flat, and I couldn't feel all their emotions. They were likable, but nothing more.

This felt so much like many other fantasy YA stories, this wasn't really unique. Plot was also pretty common and predictable. The first 100 pages dragged, and it took that long before starting to be interesting.

This didn't have that special feeling that the first book had, but this was still entertaining story.

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView Great job for sticking it out. 2mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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These Violent Delights | Micah Nemerever
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Mehso-so

I didn't find main characters likable and it was hard to relate to their relationship, but it was toxic. I appreciate how this showed things from isolated person's POV. And then how everything went toward destruction.

This was more like a drama, I started this thinking I would be reading a mystery and that was a mistake.

I didn't like the writing.

I would say this was super interesting read, this really made me see things differently.

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Mehso-so

Supporting characters in this series are awesome! But it seems like this on-off relationship got me tired. At least some hard feelings would have been understandable if someone had walked away only to come back TWO YEARS later.

I also found this unbelievable thinking about composing music. It's hardly believable that someone comes from retirement, starts composing and the album is out in couple weeks.

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView It doesn't sound believable. I know it is fiction but I perfer the pt to be at least plausible. 2mo
Andrew65 Well done 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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Books I read for #WintersRespite

truebookaddict Nicely done! Some intriguing titles there. Thanks for joining us for another readathon. 😻 1mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi

“We believe the one who has power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So when you study history, you must ask yourself, Whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth? Once you have figured that out, you must find that story too. From there you get a clearer, yet still imperfect, picture.”

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#LitsyLove in & out
Always much needed stationery, also much needed bookmark and super lovely stickers (oh those unicorns made my heart jump for delight 🤣)
💜 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
💚 @BookwormAHN

Read4life 💙💌💙 2mo
BookwormAHN 💜🩵💜 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! It made it 💜 🦄 2mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi

“There should be no room in your life for regret. If in the moment of doing you felt clarity, you felt certainty, then why feel regret later?”

#LitsyLove

Read4life 💙 2mo
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Here‘s my #BookSpin list for March 2024

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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TheSpineView Beautiful!💜 2mo
Read4life Love your shelves 💙 2mo
Deblovestoread Lovely! 💜💜💜 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 2mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
AnnCrystal 📚🤩 Elegant 😉👍. 2mo
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Yellowface | R F Kuang

“Reading should be an enjoyable experience, not a chore.”

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I am enjoying some cozy read, I have had several slow & epic books after each other. Tea is my beverage at this time, I know some might appreciate my mug 🤣
#LitsyLove

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
AnnCrystal 👏🍵CUTE💝😉👍. 2mo
Read4life Love the mug! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it 🥰 2mo
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I was waiting for part 3, but part 2 was written on the card. But I am pretty sure this is the missing part 3 🤔 I am embracing all this letter madness 🤣 #LitsyLove
💜 @Blerdgal_Fenix

Read4life 💌😁 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📝📮 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You should be getting some from me soon! ❤️ 2mo
PageShifter @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How exciting! 🥳 2mo
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I don't know what route this letter had taken, but it finally arrived :D 🧡 @dabbe
#LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Haha!! 🫶🏻 🌎 2mo
dabbe Holy guacamole, Batman! It must have circled the globe a few times! Glad it finally found you! 💙🩶💙 2mo
dabbe Guess you'll get your Valentine's Day card in April! 😂😍🤩 2mo
PageShifter @dabbe Hahah, if you have sent one I have not yet gotten it. But I'll still be glad to get it 😊😊 2mo
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In & out again: got some awesome Galentines Card (I have never used a lip mask before xD) and sent a letter
💜 @Blerdgal_Fenix
💛 @Deblovestoread
#LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞 2mo
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In & out some #LitsyLove
I got some cute cards, stickers and something that I can use as a bookmarks 😀
💜 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
💚 @Bookwormjillk
💛 @BookwormAHN
🧡 @dabbe

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️💌📮 2mo
BookwormAHN 🤍✉️🤍 2mo
dabbe ❤️💜🩷 2mo
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I got some lovely #LitsyLove, with a glitter bomb that made me smile, stickers, a new tea to taste.
💜 @Blerdgal_Fenix
💚 @Deblovestoread

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊❤️🎉 2mo
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Two super ladies sent some lovely #LitsyLove
So many delicious products and loved Yoda socks 🤣 This book I have wanted to read so badly, and didn't own it (was planning to buy!). I already tested a lip balm, really needed it xD And body lotion too. Got also a bookmark and fun games 🙈
💜 @Blerdgal_Fenix
🧡 @dabbe

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻 😍 2mo
dabbe Quite the haul! You deserve it! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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TheSpineView 👍🤩💞📫 3mo
Sleepswithbooks Yayyyyy! Love when you visit me 💌📬💛 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📮💌 3mo
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These Infinite Threads | Tahereh Mafi
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Alizeh was likable, and ended up liking the chemistry between her & Cyrus. It was easy to relate to Kamran and why he couldn't know who're trustworthy. I really loved one evilish character, because I am eager to see what part they're playing in the next book.

I loved plotting/politics in this book, and the setting was lovely too.

Strangely there doesn't happen really much in this book, but I still enjoyed reading this.

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView Fantastic! 3mo
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Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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This book had unbelievable likable characters! I really loved them, even secondary characters. I didn't expect liking the main characters xD

This was a bit gory but still light & fun. I loved this pecualiar mixture :D The beginning was a bit off, but soon this really hooked me. And I loved everything after that point.

#SeriesLove2024

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Bright Young Women | Jessica (Author) Knoll
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I have a bit mixed feelings. I was intrigued but I am not sure if I was that only for the true story behind the book. Main characters had so much happening in their lives, and I am not sure if I was interested in all of that.

We really should talk about victims more. I don't know if fictional book was the right choice. Does this work as a fictional story without knowing the true story? I am not sure.

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Mehso-so

I liked Riva's siblings, and how different they were. There were so many main characters, and filler chapters about totally unimportant secondary characters. I think I would have enjoyed this more with less characters.

This felt quite depressing, and I thought this would be about some glamorous party.

The ending felt a bit anticlimactic: I thought all the time there would be something HUGE happening and was disappointed.

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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Pickpick

I loved characters so much! I rooted for them and hoped they would survive. Characters were well created and I loved how I couldn't know who were trustworthy and who weren't.

This had one brilliant twist and was super captivating.

Horrible but enjoyable thrilling to read!

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The Kiss Curse: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Pickpick

I adored Gwyn, she was fun, smart and independent. I also loved Wells who was quite a gentleman and also had a good sense of humor. This book also had really nice group of secondary characters that made everything feel alive.

This was fun & light but also had a hint of mystery in it. I loved the setting & atmosphere.

Plotwise this went straight forward but wasn't too predictable. This was fast paced and pretty captivating.

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView Fantastic! 3mo
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