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ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed

Joined June 2018

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A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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I loved Midnight Sun and can‘t wait for the next two😅 Twilight is definitely ‘it‘s so bad it‘s good‘ but rereading the saga in between stuff like Taming of the Shrew and Paradise Lost for uni has been such a necessary sort of palette cleanser that I just want to give Stephanie Meyer a hug!

sprainedbrain I thought Midnight Sun was awesome, and I have such a book hangover. 🥺 4y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @sprainedbrain Me too I just wanted it to carry on! Can‘t wait for the next one 4y
ninergrl6 Palette cleanser, indeed! It‘s a great escape from reading so much heavy stuff lately. 4y
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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Not even ashamed of how excited I am to start this right now!!

Curly_Reader Excited! My preorder isn‘t coming till Friday, I was so upset. I‘m wondering if it‘s even worth traveling to target to pick it up today in this hurricane? 4y
squirrelbrain Is that one of your set books for next year?! Hhmmmm....🤣 4y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @Curly_Caffeinated_Reader I‘m on chapter 2 and it‘s everything I hoped for! 4y
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ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @squirrelbrain I wish 😂although only got a reading list for one module until next week as they are restructuring the others due to Covid 🙄so I‘ll use that as my excuse haha 4y
squirrelbrain Oh, good excuse! (not really!) 🤣 4y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Picked up a little haul this morning in Alnwick! Gorgeous second hand bookshop in the old station could‘ve stayed all day #BarterBooks

rockpools Ooh, so jealous! Love Alnwick 😊 4y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @RachelO Yeah it‘s gorgeous! Sadly on way home now 😄 4y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Picking up a couple of books in the gorgeous Cornerhouse Café in Berwick, can also recommend the cake ?☀️?

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I‘ve read quite a few negative reviews for this but honestly I LOVED it. I think because the originals left so many questions to be answered seeing how the Games became what they are in the trilogy is really interesting and Snow was a brilliant protagonist. I thought this book was equally well written and at least as twisted as the others and I would 100% recommend it to anyone who loved the original trilogy.

sprainedbrain I loved it too! 🙌🏻 4y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @sprainedbrain Yess! My only thing was maybe would‘ve liked to hear a bit more from Tigris 🤷‍♀️ 4y
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Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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It took me until about half way through this to really get into it, but I ended up really enjoying it, and I‘m actually looking forward to studying it in september now that‘s it‘s finished!

squirrelbrain I read this when I was a teenager - probably about time for a re-read! 4y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @squirrelbrain Absolutely! And it‘s 96p on kindle x 4y
squirrelbrain I still have my original copy on my shelves! 😘👍 4y
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She: A History of Adventure | Henry Rider Haggard
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Totally in two minds about this book! Overlooking the racist, sexist and imperialist views the actual plot line is really quite good and if you like Victorian gothic sort of stories you‘ll be tempted to forgive the dated attitudes. ‘She‘ is a fantastic character and for that reason I‘m looking forward to studying the text in September, but whilst some of the story is straight out of Indiana Jones you also get 15 pages travelling through a swamp🤔

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Hamnet | MAGGIE. O'FARRELL
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This take on Shakespeare‘s life is really unique as Agnes is the focus of the novel, whereas Shakespeare is barely mentioned, which I actually really enjoyed. However, I wasn‘t quite ready for how devastating the book was! A worthwhile read as Hamnet‘s story is mostly untold, even studying Hamlet at A-level I never came across him, but it will probably make you cry.

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I can‘t wait to read this after listening to the Q&A from Hay Literature Festival, Shapiro is so passionate but straightforward in his discussion of Shakespeare it‘s really refreshing.

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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This was a bit like a better Eleanor Oliphant! First book I‘ve read in translation from Japanese but the descriptions are really immersive from the first page. Also an extremely quick read, would really reccomend.

squirrelbrain Glad to see you back on here! 😘 4y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @squirrelbrain Glad to be back!💕 4y
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The Woman in the Photograph | Stephanie Butland
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This book was really genuinely moving, I read it in one day. The protagonist is a young girl who makes a feminist friend and calls off her engagement to focus on her career which is a refreshing standpoint and I thought she was a really likeable character. The narrative skips back and forth to her as an older woman from the start of her career which makes for an interesting narrative. An ‘Every woman should read this‘ sort of book.

squirrelbrain I loved this one too! 💕 4y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @squirrelbrain yes!! Best Readers First book I‘ve had 💓 4y
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The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
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I wouldn‘t usually reach for this sort of fantasy novel but this is such an immersive, and imaginative read I would recommend it to any one who likes dystopian fiction. Strangely you immediately connect to the heroine my only critique would be the plot is a little jumpy, but I enjoyed the style of writing. I also spent ten minutes getting a picture of my copy next to this cute little bee in the corner 🐝 😂😂

squirrelbrain Love that you spent so long waiting for a 🐝- the things we‘ll do for a great Litsy pic! 🤣 4y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @squirrelbrain I know I couldn‘t resist 😂🐝🌼 4y
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Ponti | Sharlene Teo
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Set in Singapore, this book is told from the perspective of three women across their lives. Age 16 Szu is lonely as her ex-actress mother ignores her. Amisa, Szu‘s mother tells the story of her growing up and then Szu‘s only friend Circe 17 years later in 2020 is struggling through her divorce. A very well written novel of haunting memories, growing up and friendship.

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Social Creature: A Novel | Tara Isabella Burton
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Read this in one go yesterday, it‘s incredible. Sort of like The Great Gatsby meets You by Caroline Kepnes, completely over the top and compelling critique of the upper class. Also a must read for anyone who loves books based in New York! @squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain Lovely pic! Hope you‘re having a fab time... 😘 And, yes I may need to borrow this when you get home..! 😁 5y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @squirrelbrain yes gorgeous thank you, very warm! Yes you can haha😘 5y
Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy !🎉🎉 5y
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starlight97 Welcome! 🥂 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo ❤️ 5y
squirrelbrain @Crazeedi - @ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed is my niece! She‘s been on Litsy a little while but hasn‘t posted much due to exams... now she‘s finished I‘m sure she‘ll be all over it! 😁 5y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you so much! Having a lovely week on the beach at Guadamar reading ❤️ 5y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @squirrelbrain @Crazeedi yes summer reads will all be going up now :):) 😂 5y
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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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I loved this book although the change of perspectives was almost a bit unnecessary, I wish it had followed Romy all the way through in a way as Doc didn‘t add a lot. Overall all a very good read ,comes across as almost non-fiction. P.S. lovely to get back to Litsy for summer hot tub reads after the busy exam season :)

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States of Passion | Nih?d S?r?s, Max Weiss
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“The world is so strange. The strangest things are the stories you overhear here and there.” When he finds himself lost in a storm and happens upon a house our narrator befriends the old man who lives there with his unfriendly servant. He then has to fight so that the man can finish his story about the beautiful dancer he saw in Aleppo.

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States of Passion | Nih?d S?r?s, Max Weiss
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My first #readinginheels box! Definitely the best post I‘ll receive each month, thank you so much @squirrelbrain also excited to start collecting pretty postcards :) #readinginheelsuk

squirrelbrain ❤️😘❤️ 5y
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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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Completely heart-rending story and one of the most immersive books I‘ve read in a while. Definitely want to read more from Hosseini, has anyone read “A Thousand Splendid Suns”?⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☕️

TrishB A Thousand Splendid Suns is even better 👍🏻 makes you cry. 5y
Kaye I liked the both. It‘s hard to say which I liked more. I think the second one had characters a female could relate to more so it might be a bit better in that area. Both excellent 5y
Jee_HookedOnBookz One of my all time favs 5y
squirrelbrain A Thousand Splendid Suns is even more harrowing, I found.... 5y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed Oo I think I might have to risk it and hope I don‘t cry too much! Thanks guys :) x 5y
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Can‘t believe I waited this long to read this, loved it, sci-fi isn‘t always my thing but I couldn‘t put this down :)

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Seriously dark and definitely not a light read but I loved it, though took a bit to get going. Genuinely thought provoking.

Cinfhen Loved this book❤️❤️❤️soooo good 5y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed Yesssss me too been meaning to read for ages so glad I did:) 5y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love thought-provoking books! 5y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed Me too definitely!! 5y
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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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This book is crazy but I loved it, keep reading dystopian/ speculative fiction at the moment :):) “Words can be like x-rays if you use them properly”

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ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed Oh my gosh thank you for the welcomes, 100 followers now eek!🎉📕 5y
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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Really fab and definitely makes you think, quick read, definitely recommend and I will be reading more of Ishiguro‘s :)

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed Thank-you!!! 📚😊 5y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Actually liked this a lot more than I thought I would, definitely recommend to anyone who really enjoyed The Handmaids Tale.

ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @Literary_Siren Oo thank you I‘ll check that out:) 5y
Literary_Siren You‘re very welcome!! 5y
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ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @rather_be_reading yes I love it it‘s from paperchaae I just had to!😂🦄 5y
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Bamazin I love your litsy handle 😂😂 super relatable, welcome to litsy! 5y
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