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RinaBrahmbhattBarot

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Joined September 2016

Reader | Writer | Sharer | forever a book lover
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Absolutely, loved this gem!

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Self Helpless | Rachel Hall
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Tell me….I‘ve never been so inactive here :)

Susanita Actually, you don‘t have to don‘t do anything different. This too shall pass. But if you want to jump start the process, you could reread an old favorite to help you get back in the swing of things. 12mo
WanderingBookaneer Picture books, graphic novels, audiobooks (I recommend memoirs read by the author because it feels like having dinner with someone interesting and listening to their stories.) 12mo
KathyWheeler Audiobooks and/or light books with short chapters have always helped me. Robert Parker‘s Spenser novels worked for me — books like that. 12mo
Reggie I think for me this past year, it has been short stories and novellas that have helped me through slumps. 12mo
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Happy World Autism Awareness Day 💙

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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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Happy Friday xoxo

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Gifts | Nuruddin Farah
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I‘m so grateful to @Wife for sending me a beautiful #litsylovespringswap. Everything is beautiful and exactly what I need :) @Bookgoil Thank you for organising it 🙏🏼

Wife I‘m happy you like my choices. Here‘s to a new season!🌹 2y
BethM Such a great package! 2y
Bookgoil Wow such an awesome themed package I love it!! 2y
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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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Happy Friday!! Does this apply to you?

Literary_Siren 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yes. This might be why people don‘t ask to borrow from me anymore. 😅 I constantly ask how far they are to see when I can get it back home safe. 😂🤣 2y
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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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Finalllllyyyyyyy...Friday is here!! Happy Friday!!! Sometime, I dream up my own adventures based on a book I was reading 😂

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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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Happy Friday! Does this apply to you?

Prairiegirl_reading In every room except the bathroom! 2y
Lizpixie Oh yeah🙌 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm YES!! 📚📚📚📚🤓📚📚📚📚 2y
maich Me too😂🤷‍♀️ 2y
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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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Happy Friday!!! Is that you?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wish I liked audiobooks 😩😩 2y
emz711 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks start with something short, easy to follow! 2y
kspenmoll Yes! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @emz711 they always have an odd voice... I‘m choosing the wrong ones I‘m sure! 2y
emz711 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Bartimaeus series is really cool. 2y
BiblioLitten Yes absolutely! 8mo
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On my audiobook..in honour of the #BlackHistoryMonth

Really heartbreaking (especially what they did with children) and heartwarming (compassionate and kind people who come together to help the people/children in need)

LoverOfLearning EXCELLENT audiobook and EXCELLENT movie adaptation. Just wow! 2y
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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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Tell me that‘s you as well #FridayFunFact

TrishB Nope, I like to swap mine around! 2y
charl08 @TrishB me too Trish. Although I am currently awash with the lovely Blackwell ones, so if anyone wants one... ! 2y
TrishB @charl08 😁 so funny! I‘m using a Blackwell‘s one at the moment! 2y
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Read or listened to this?

TheLudicReader Read and then watch the series, which is awesome. 2y
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Simple Gifts | Lori Copeland
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Hello!!! Is there any book (or all) would you like? I‘m giving away - let me know in the comment and i will mail it. #PayItForward #BookSwap

CaliforniaCay Oh wow, how generous of you! I would be interested in Sadie and Mosquitoland 🥰 2y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot Please email me your address - mybookswapclub@gmail.com 2y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot @CaliforniaCay see the email and send me your address 2y
CaliforniaCay Done! 🤗 2y
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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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Happy Friday!!! Finally it‘s here!! Is this you? #FridayFunFact

megnews Yes!! 2y
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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 I‘m not getting notifications 😩 2y
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Tonight‘s bedtime read! What are you reading? Tell me :D

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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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Is that you?

UwannaPublishme 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Second Thoughts | Niklas Asker
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I‘m a fan of short stories and a kind reader as part of #bookswap subscribed me to receive this beautiful gift every month! Anyone here for #One story? Have you read this? I would love to read your review as I was disappointed with this story. There are times I don‘t few books but feel guilty of sharing/writing bad reviews (even though I did one for January as I want to share what I actually thought of the book). Do you share mixed reviews?

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This morning as I was posting my book to another reader, and placing hold on few books I like to read. I mainly use my library, and book swaps, and may be rarely purchase books (partly my house is filled with so many unread books...) and I can‘t possibly add any further. I would love to know..how do you get your books? #question

Butterfinger At least 2-3 times a week, I am at the library. 2y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot @Butterfinger we only have curbside pick up! Where are you? 2y
emmaturi Yes quite often I go and out around 3 books. I have many of my own so try not to go to crazy 2y
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Butterfinger We only have curbside pick up too. I order my books online and then knock at the door to let them know I'm here. 2y
Butterfinger I'm in Marion, NC. 2y
SassyBookworm I use my library‘s Libby app! I‘m a huge ebook reader and I can always suggest new book if they don‘t have one I‘d like to read. I‘ve found it saves a ton of space and money! 2y
LibrarianRyan I buy a lot of mine. And I work in a library. I boy books that I know libraries could use and then donate them when I am done. Mostly YA, MG, and manga. I leave audiobooks and a lot of graphic novels, picture books, and almost all adult (except sci0fi) to the library. Libraries around here are so strapped, that they buy what goes out, and that is usually not what I read. 2y
LazyOwl I'm consciously trying to buy books only if I think I'll read again, or someone in the household will read. Otherwise I borrow library books, both print and ebook. 2y
iread2much I love to buy books I am really excited about and think I will reread. I generally use the library in the city in (during normal times) for their kindle ebooks only. I don‘t use my library very often anymore, but I always make sure to vote yes for more library funding! 2y
MyNamesParadise I try to use the library as much as I can. However, there are certain authors that I love and will get their new books when they come out (even in hardcover, although I prefer paperback. If it‘s a new writer or I feel I can wait for the story, I get it from the library. Sometimes I‘m just in the mood to buy something and so I buy books! I own so many books though that‘s it‘s tricky! 2y
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Abide with Me | Elizabeth Strout
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Review: 💗💗💗
I love her writing and the American village/town lifestyle. I fell in love with her when I read 'My Name Is Lucy Barton'. It's such a simple story about a minster 'Tyler' in a small town in New England. It is about his life as a pastor, town people, kids, and widowed life. It is one of those books where you can get lost and time flies by, I did not want the book to end (but it did), and it was a little disappointing...

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Review: 💗💗💗💕
My take: Nora, such a beautiful character, yet there was an element of 'seriously' moments! So many lives, and emotions and at times, it feels like a philosophical pondering between you and the author. The narrative is straightforward and engaging, and I would love to visit 'Bedford' someday! I listened to this book, so listening to a sharp, crisp, and clear British accent was a bonus (something I very much enjoyed).

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Review: 💗. Therapy session between a psychotherapist and a Christie. While I admire her courage to be vulnerable and share such intimate details of her life. This book became just about her (maybe rightly so, however, the title can be misleading). It dragged on, and I lost interest! She is a great writer, and her description of Chicago left me mesmerized about the city life (but it wasn't enough that I could carry on). Excellent writing, but

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The Swap | Fiona Mitchell
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Hey @katy4peas Thank you!!! Books and gifts received :) I can‘t wait to read books and enjoy my gifts! @Bookgoil

katy4peas Yay! Glad you like them! 😁 2y
Bookgoil So lovely! 2y
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Happy Christmas xoxo

Crazeedi Merry Christmas!🎄☃️🌠🎁 2y
Deblovestoread Merry 🎄 Christmas 2y
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Wordplay | Adam Lehrhaupt
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To cure this...what do you do?

1. Pick up a book and nap with a book 😀

2. Headset, audio book and to for a walk

3. Hit the gym

#WOTD

My preferred option is 2, but at times 1 is more comfortable 🙂

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Hey @robinb I want to thank you for my birthday card and send you #litsylove letter ~ I can‘t see your address in the list! Please email me :)

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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Cozy, winter afternoon, tucked away in my duvet...writing away my #LitsyLove penpal cards :)

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Diwali | Rina Singh
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Happy Diwali 🪔

ju.ca.no Happy Diwali 🎉 2y
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The Book Club | Marjolijn Februari
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Hey All! I know I‘m late but as you‘ll see from three book titles....just get on with it is something I‘m getting better at :D @Erinreadsthebooks @TheSpineView @Kappadeemom here are my selection for #PostalMarkUpClub let me know which one shall I start reading in November?

TheSpineView I've not read any of those. Nonfiction is not a genre I read with the exception of science. So I'll let you guys choose. 2y
Erinreadsthebooks I‘m good with whatever you choose, @MyBookSwapClub 👍 2y
Kappadeemom I‘m good with any of them 2y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot I‘ve started Marissa Mayer book :) 2y
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Happy Halloween! How are you celebrating?

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Happy Friday!!!!
Share yours abs tag me :D #FridayFunFact

MaleficentBookDragon I do too. There is always at least one book in bed with me (and 2 cats). The #manpanion does not find it as delightful as I do. 2y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot @MaleficentBookDragon :) minus the cat in@our household and snap, hubby thinks....do you really need to ;) 2y
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Happy Monday!! This WORD, Like my reading...journey started almost 10 years ago, when someone gave me a non-fiction book..to read (it was One day and then Shantaram) since then I‘ve hold on to this reading journey (even though I‘m a self confessed non-fiction geek) I try to mix and match! #WOTD

How did your reading journey start?

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The Art of Travel | Alain de Botton
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After a busy weekend, finally time to put my feet up and wander off to another journey! I‘ve had this book in my #TBR forever..(like years) and finally picking this up! It‘s a book you can dip in and out from! He‘s a brilliant author, I loved his work about Proust (fascinating read). What are you reading this evening?

RinaBrahmbhattBarot @megnews hey! Looks like a great book (despite not so great review) is it based in NYC? 2y
megnews It is which was one reason I was drawn to it. Some of the reviews I read didn‘t care for the dual timeline. I like that sort of thing although I agree with one reviewer-I usually end up liking the historical one best. It is interesting to see the struggles women in the workplace faced both in 1949 and today. 2y
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Art of the Swap | Jen Malone, Kristine Asselin
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Love it love it love it!!! My #BookishSwag is perfect :) @CynthiaFBuck and thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @Bookgoil for organising #LitsyFallSwap

TheSpineView 😍 😍 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t organize but @rsteve388 did with @Bookgoil 🎁📚👏🏻 They did a great job!! 2y
Bookgoil Enjoy all your goodies!!! ❤️ 2y
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RinaBrahmbhattBarot @Bookgoil tbank you 🙏🏼 2y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 2y
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The Swap | Fiona Mitchell
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Thanks @CynthiaFBuck here is before picture :)

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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I‘ve read and heard raving review of this book, currently listening but am so close to abandoning..anyone read this? Thoughts?

Lillie I bailed too. Tried it and set it aside to pick up when I was in the mood to revisit it. That was five years ago 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Kimzey It is one of my all-time favorites, but I read it more than 30 years ago. I should revisit to see if it holds up. 2y
LibrarianRyan Former staff men ever read it when it first came out. Loved it. 20 years later she rereads it for book club and couldn‘t figure out why she loved it in her younger years. 2y
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Addison_Reads Ugh...this book is like my evil nemesis. I've tried 3 different times and it is still the only book that I can claim I DNF. I just couldn't get into it, and I had no desire to see what happened in the end. 2y
iread2much I have tried a dozen times and I can‘t get into it :( 2y
AlRah It is one of my favourites..I have read it twice...thougj I found it hard to finish it the first time..the moment I finished the book, I knew it was the best book I read in ages...each character..each scene leaves a mark 2y
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Loving it!

kspenmoll Such a wonderful book! 2y
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Have I told you about this one? I do love self-help books, by now I‘ve read over 200+ books..but this one stands out! It resonates with me. It taught me to just put my head down and get on with (whatever) task I‘m working on. It was a major help, when I need all the focus I could muster to finish my masters thesis.

Are you too distracted? I‘m hyper, and at any one time..working on multiple things (even when it comes to reading).

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Omg.....just got this now :) thank you! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you are the best! I‘m little tardy when it comes to send letters, nevertheless I‘m off next week - plan to catch up with my #LitsyLove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! Sorry! I had to type some letters this month because I got so far behind 🤷🏼‍♀️ I usually don‘t do that, but I‘m finding that easier and to just add in at the bottom! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Storyland | Catherine McKinnon
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This one came few weeks ago and I finished it today. It‘s very funny...as I read..I enjoyed and then few hours later..it seemed little off. It just seemed, end was weird and the plot felt too fake! Ratings ~ 2/5

Overall, I‘ve enjoyed all stories but this one seemed too strange, when though it was well written.

Has there been a book where you‘ve had a similar experience?

Rating ~ 2/5

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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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Much awaited...Happy Friday xoxo is that you?

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Happy Wednesday...midweek 🙂

#WOTD such a mouthful but fun 🙂

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Happy Tuesday! What‘s in your reading list this week!

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So true!!!

Last week I was using this carpet to walk into Walt Disney‘s corporate world. Where does your carpet takes you?

Happy Monday xoxox

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This book is different. It has many Ahhhh...moments (insightful not a plot based). It has very practical and easy to follow steps to install good habits. All recommend methods are based on experience, research and in good faith. One of my favourite method from this book is - habit stacking, start a new habit after completing a habit. For example, if I want to drink more water, I shall make a point to drink water after tidying my room. #SatReview

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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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Finally...its Friday!! Happy Friday xoxo

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Memory | H. Lovecraft
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#tbthursday

Confusion between a phone and a book ;)

Butterfinger Typing a quote into Litsy. 2y
hannah-leeloo A book, a phone and a pencil..... 🤔📖✏️📱😂 There's a lot happening haha 2y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot @hannah-leeloo yes :) 2y
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Today's Life Quote | Frank Casto
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#QOTW

With the current Corona...and many other things...there‘s always a hope 🙏🏼

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This week...in my to listen list! How about you?