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Rambo_Reads

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Joined December 2018

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Sneaking in some reading during downtime at a bouldering competition today.
Started Black Leopard, Red Wolf this morning - has taken a few chapters to get used to the style but I'm hooked now.

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Noughts and Crosses | Malorie Blackman
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Apparently there's a new book to this series - will have to get my hands on a copy soon!

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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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New read! It's been a while since I read a new Brandon Sanderson book.

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Tense is the main word that comes to mind for this one. I finished this last night and it's still lingering in my thoughts a day later. This is billed as YA but it felt more adult to me.
The format worked well (switching between Sadie's POV and crime podcast); each chapter left me wanting just a bit more. And the ending - I've seen a few complaints that it wasn't definitive enough but I found it very fitting

TrishB I thought the ending fitted, but would have liked it to be different if that makes sense! 7d
Rambo_Reads Yeah I can agree with that! Left you wanting top know more 2d
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To Best the Boys | Mary Weber
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So the title is cheesey-as-heck but this was an easy read in a world that was fun to be immersed in.
It's a shame more time wasn't spent in the labyrinth that seems to be the focus of the book. There's a few questionable decisions by characters but overall I think it concludes nicely as a standalone.
Longer review on goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2926902356

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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Reading on the beach today - hard to know whether to focus on that beautiful view or the craziness going on with the words on the page.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Is that a printing error, or is it supposed to be like that? 1w
BookwormM I loved the crazy page layout works so well with the story 1w
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Disappeared at lunchtime to go to the library and then for a coffee. Picked up Max Porter's Lanny today 😊

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Finished All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung last night: a gently reflective memoir of a transracial adoptee - I thought she explained her emotions surrounding her adoption well and although there was no "high drama" I was compelled to keep reading

This was a particularly interesting read after enjoying Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere last year; it helped give a real world perspective of how the young adoptee might have felt later in life

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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This is where I wish I was on a Saturday morning.... (instead I'm at work - Booooooo!)

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Seems like I'm on a bit of King Arthur spree atm - One of my favourite stories is The Green Knight and this was probably the first poetry book I bought for myself as a teenager.

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The Throne of Scone | Patricia Kennealy
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So I'm reading Once & Future at the moment and really enjoying the whole King Arthur in space thing - it's making me think of the first time I came across this idea when a friend lent me Patricia Kennealy's Keltiad books ❤

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Got the chance to do some more LOTR nerding out today at the Weta Workshop in Wellington - well worth a visit if you get the chance!

Trek Into Books One of the best reads of all time
3w
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Once & Future | Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta
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Back in the airport - got here super early so plenty of reading time 👍

BookishMarginalia Safe travels! 3w
AllieLovesBooks This has been on my TBR forever! Ugh I have to get to it! 3w
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Fairly standard fantasy - those covers drew me in though... 😬

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My next two reads - thought these would go together nicely 😊

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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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Sunday mornings are made for reading and coffee 😊
I'm racing through Magic for Liars - such a great mystery, I'm suspicious of everybody!

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I really liked this book! I‘m glad to see other people enjoying it! 1mo
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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Today's new book - a murder mystery in a magic school 👍 sounds like pretty perfect reading to me 🥰
(and we've got the Harry Potter jokes out of the way on page 1 😝)

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Started Down Among the Sticks and Bones this evening - really enjoying the dark, fairytale vibes at the moment.

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Auckland Public Libraries | Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (Library)
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Such a great YA fantasy book haul from the library - time to dive in!

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Little Women | Louisa M. Alcott
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I heard recently that there's going to be a new film adaptation of Little Women with a pretty awesome cast (Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan).
We had the old film on video and I used to watch it when I was off school sick.
And obviously the book is great too 😉

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The Seeing Stone | Kevin Crossley-Holland
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One of my favourite King Arthur retellings (with plenty of crusade action too!)

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Tolkien Bestiary | David Day
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One of the best things about fantasy has to be magical creatures. Got any favourites?

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Gather the Daughters | Jennie Melamed
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Gonna try this one today 😊

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Loved The Magicians trilogy especially the middle book because let's face it Julia is sooo much better than Quentin...

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All the books I packed finally arrived to join me in New Zealand; I now have a TBR trolley full of an intimidating number of books 🤣

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My favourite Trudi Canavan trilogy is The Age of Five. I love a fantasy where the gods get involved and it's full of her usual brilliant style of world building.

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So excited to be starting this! It's so shiny and new, I think I must be the first lucky reader to get hold of it from the library 🤗

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Started reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe this morning and am already half way through...

ShyBookOwl I heard this is a stellar #LGBTQ pick! Stacked 2mo
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HOLY SISTER. | MARK. LAWRENCE
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Just finished The Book of the Ancestor trilogy and what an EPIC trilogy it was. The pacing is breakneck, the world is fascinating and the characters just get unapologetically more and more awesome.

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All Families are Psychotic | Douglas Coupland
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This was a weird book I stole off my dad's nightstand when I was about 14. It was probably one of the first contemporary adult books I read and I just remember the whole thing being a bit crazy...
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Also I had to throw out those shoes today 😭 A hole had grown in the toe that was beyond recovery...

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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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So this started with a bit of a pet-peeve where basically the entire storyline is summed up in the blurb. That being said, the first half contained a lot more soul-destroying sorrow and a lot less fighting than I expected. The story only really kicked in with the second half. Overall I liked this book well enough to keep going.I enjoyed the way the gods were used and Viking vibes are always great!

emz711 Omg where are you? A volcanic island? 2mo
Rambo_Reads @emz711 Kinda, yes! 🤣 I was on Rangitoto Island just off Auckland 2mo
emz711 Oh wow! 2mo
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Needed something new to listen to while I taught myself how to reupholster some chairs
(I'm not very good at being crafty so I'm quite chuffed with how these have turned out)

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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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Found the perfect bit of driftwood for reading on today 😊

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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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Trying to be positive about cancelled trains... at least it means more reading time right? 🤷‍♀

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Settled in to finish off "Darius the Great is Not Okay" in a cafe earlier today ?
I loved the vivid descriptions and reading from Darius' perspective - I didn't always agree with how he saw things but I could understand why he felt the way he was feeling.

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Time to crack on with this one! (Due back at the library in 3 days 😦)

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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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Started this last night - only a few chapters in but interesting so far

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The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
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Another book that definitely made me messy-cry...

KristenDuck I want to re-read this one. I read it so long ago. 2mo
marleed This book was so dang creepy. I honestly don‘t have a copy because I don‘t want to think about every time I look at my shelves! 2mo
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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So my partner has driven off with my book in the car... perfect time to start a different one. So happy to finally get my hands on a copy of this 😁

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Relaxing after a long day of tramping around the Bay of Islands

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My sister sent me this cute-as-heck little book from the US 😊

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How a sunny Sunday should be spent 😊

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Magician: Master | Raymond E. Feist
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Which author do you own the most books by?

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Robin of Sherwood | Michael Morpurgo
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Another childhood favourite with some nice twists on a legend

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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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Beautiful, heartbreaking, brilliantly written.

Reggie 😭😭😭this book. 3mo
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Grey Sister | Mark Lawrence
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Yes! Finally got my hands on Grey Sister! It's getting bumped right to the top of my TBR 😁

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Heroes | Stephen Fry
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Pretty excited to start this after enjoying Mythos so much last year. One of my favourite things about Mythos was how it was mostly about the lesser known Greek myths so it'll be interesting to see how Stephen Fry takes on the heroes!

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The Testament of Loki | Joanne M. Harris
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Anyone else's library holds act like buses? Been waiting for ages for one book (not even one of these!) and then three show up!
Been looking forward to getting my hands on these 😊

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Yay for book deliveries!

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My aunt gave me this poetry collection one Christmas when I was about 8. I still love flicking through it.

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