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SealedWithInk

Joined July 2016

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1Q84 : Books 1 and 2 by Haruki Murakami
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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Popped into town this morning whilst waiting for my boyfriend to go on his lunch break. I had another book themed gift voucher from Christmas to spend. I decided to browse the classics section. One of my bookish goals is to read one classic a month. I'm looking forward to starting these at some point.

CarolynM The Enchanted April ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
SealedWithInk @CarolynM is it good? I had only heard of it from one of the booktubers I watch. She has it on her TBR 13mo
CarolynM It's lovely. So is the film😍 13mo
SealedWithInk @CarolynM I didn't know there was a film. Ooh 13mo
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1Q84 : Books 1 and 2 | Haruki Murakami
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From out of the 5 books I've read so far this year, the longest one has been 480 pages, the shortest is 305. I know it's only the early days of this year but it's time to amp it up a bit with a big chunky book. This one technically is two books though I'm classifying it as one. It comes in at 805 pages. I'd better get cracking on with it.

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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I knew that I would finish The Hate U Give on my way home from work, so naturally I had to go to Waterstones to buy some new reading material with a voucher I got for Christmas 😁

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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A book much needed for its time, a story portraying the life of a black teenage girl after she witnesses her black friend being killed by a police officer. As much as I enjoyed reading this it shouldn't be relevant to modern history.

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Rotherweird | Andrew Caldecott
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Got this one to keep me company whilst I finish reading Rotherweird.

JoScho That face 🤗❤️🤗❤️ 13mo
SealedWithInk @JoScho it took a few name calling to get him to look at the camera. He was more concerned at the time with cleaning his paws. But yes, he is cute ❤ 13mo
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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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1) In terms of numbers, I want to read 60. I do have other bookish goals that I have recently posted.
2) Nothing to eat, but if I'm at my boyfriend's parents we will welcome in the New Year with something bubbly, usually bucks fizz.
3) I'm not really into super heros.
4) June
5) 🖐️

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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I knew that this was a well known classic but before reading it I didn't know why. Now I now why. This book in her autobiographical series (another thing I didn't realise till I started reading this) tells of her childhood, one that at times was extremely hard. I would really recommend it. I look forward to reading the rest of her autobiographies.

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Starting out during the slave trade, Homegoing tells the family histories of two sisters who are never to meet but who are both impacted by the slave trade. It goes on to span the family stories of those after them who feel the after affects by each sister. All of the characters are victims of racism and it's cruelty, this shaping each of their lives, regardless of the time they are born.

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This year I want to be a better reader. I've started working on my reading journal. This is a list of my goals. Some of these I already do but not everyday. Others are new ones or ones that I specifically want to work on. Are there any more goals you think I should have? Do you have any reading goals for this year? Also, if you keep a reading journal, what pages/spreads do you have? #2019readinggoals

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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As much as I love spending time with my family and my boyfriend, the Christmas and New Year period is exhausting. I've either been celebrating with family, stopping over at my boyfriend's house, or been at work. Today I'm off work and my boyfriend is going away today for a conference. He won't be back till Saturday evening. So this is going to be a me day. I'm gonna chill at home reading Homegoing, with the plan of finishing it.

JacqMac That sounds so great! I find this time of year so overstimulating. Enjoy your me time. 13mo
SealedWithInk @JacqMac Glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Thank you, it's been great so far (apart from when I took my dogs out for a walk and stood in some poo!) 13mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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So this year I want to really try harder to be a better reader. I'm wanting to plan some goals, which I'll start thinking more about tomorrow, though I already have a few in mind. Today has been quite good for me reading. I started Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott on my Kindle this morning whilst my boyfriend was still asleep. I read some more of that on my way home from his. I've also started Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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At my step-grandparents house for Christmas celebrations. Got 6 new books to read 😁

erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve only read and loved the tagged book. Enjoy your little haul! 13mo
SealedWithInk @erzascarletbookgasm Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you. I don't know where to start 😂 13mo
BookaholicNatty @SealedWithInk enjoy your fabulous haul!!! I hope you get to read your entire break and love every moment of it!!!! 🎄❤️📚 13mo
SealedWithInk @BookaholicNatty Thank you! 😊📚 13mo
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1) Book tickets for an event my boyfriend and I want to go to in January. Oh, and continue the Christmas shopping.
2) I'm working this evening. Tomorrow I'm off. I'll be spending some of the day preparing for a job interview I have on Tuesday.
3) I love Christmas biscuit tins e.g. Foxes
4) I'm re-reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower
5)@zsuzsanna_reads @Cinfhen @BeADragon3 (three of my latest followers. Hello 😊)

KrystleTheBookSlayer Good luck with your interview!☺ 14mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag!!! Nice idea!! I think I‘ll do the same 💕 and good luck with the interview ☘️ 14mo
SealedWithInk @Cinfhen You're welcome 😇 thank you 14mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Beautiful and moving tale of love, hope, and survival during the darkest of times.

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Heard good things about this, though judging from where it is set, it most likely not an easy read.

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Have You Eaten Grandma? | Gyles Brandreth
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Got about half way through and decided it wasn't for me. I was more interested in the history and modern usage of language and colloquialisms than the grammar and spelling side, which is discussed more. I don't think it's badly written, it's just not what I was hoping to get out of it. If you are needing help with spelling and grammar then I'd recommend it. Some bits were also funny regarding history of language.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Something worth remembering. I'm reading a book at the moment that I'm not sure I want to keep reading. Link to the article is here should you wish to read it: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/30/the-joy-of-not-finishing-b...

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Returned one book to the library, came back home with seven more. Oops 😂

- The Boy on the Bridge by M. R Carey
- The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
- On Beauty by Zadie Smith
- Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Shelley
- On the Frontline with the Women Who Fight Back by Stacey Dooley
- Talking to my Daughter about the Economy by Yanis Varoufakis
- Rise Up, Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes by Diane Atkinson

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Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
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New book for the beginning of a new week. Loved Autumn so I'm looking forward to seeing what Winter is like.

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The Book of Joan: A Novel | Lidia Yuknavitch
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So after pushing myself onwards to keep reading it, there was actually some aspects of the book I was starting to enjoy. Out of the three parts, the second was the 'best' written. It's just a shame the first and third ones were not that good. The descriptions of character actions were not always clear. The ending was a bit strange to understand (still not 100% sure what happened). I feel the writing let this book down.

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The Book of Joan: A Novel | Lidia Yuknavitch

So far this book has made me fall asleep on three occasions today. Not sure if it's to do with two being while in the car and the other lying on the sofa. Nonetheless it's something that hasn't happened to me before. The premise sounds great but so far the writing and the plot are messy.

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The Book of Joan: A Novel | Lidia Yuknavitch

Started reading this now. However, after having just added it to my currently reading on Litsy, it's not got too many good reviews. Hmm.

Edit: Not so good reviews on Goodreads either.

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An incredibly detailed, fascinating, yet heartbreaking book on the legal, political, and personal circumstances of the terms 'genocide' and 'crimes against humanity' and the individuals behind these terms. As well as this, the book is also a memoir of the authors grandfather, who too faced the horror of the influence of Nazi Germany.

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Busy shift at work today (ended up staying behind an extra hour). At least I'm back home, fed, and in my pyjamas. The plan for the rest of this evening is to finish this. I have just under 50 pages to go so I reckon I can smash it. #eastweststreet #philippesands #amreading

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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My dog makes a good book stand 😝 #dogs

SealedWithInk *though he is not good when you want to get a drink and decides to jump of you. Bye bye, book stand! 2y
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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From one big book to an even bigger book. This one has 721 pages (that's including an acknowledgement page). This is the third book that I bought sometime ago in 2017 that I've had for several months that was sat on bedside table waiting to be read. Time to get on it! On a side note, because this was from a charity shop it only cost £3.99 as opposed to £16.99 #bargain

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The Sea, The Sea | Iris Murdoch
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Charles Arrowby, a famous, now retired theatre director, moves to a small village by the sea to enjoy a peaceful life. However, old friends and memories find him out, including an old love that broke his heart.

JennAndrew Love this book- it‘s one of absolute favourites. It was my first Iris & I‘ve had to read a lot more of hers since. I haven‘t read them all yet, but have made a good dent! 2y
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Death as a journey. I just thought it was a beautiful piece of writing.

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The Sea, The Sea | Iris Murdoch
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Well that's just sad 😞

LauraBeth 😢 2y
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The Sea, The Sea | Iris Murdoch
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Perfect weather for staying indoors and finishing my book 😀

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Untitled | Unknown
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I came across this article on my Facebook feed and decided to share it. Things like this are so important and can be a huge benefit to those who need it. #libraries

Libby1 This is WONDERFUL. 2y
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My library now has a comics app! Exciting 😀 After seeing her comics over Facebook, I had to make this one of my first reads. So cute and definitely relatable ☺️

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Emma | Jane Austin
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Forgot to add this to my Listy currently reading list! I'm not really a Jane Austen fan to be honest, but for some reason I was in the mood to try reading this. I knew at some point in my life I would end up reading this anyway, with it being such a well-known classic. Surprisingly, I'm quite enjoying it ☺️

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First book of 2018 read 😀 I actually bought this last year but never picked it up. It was just sat on my bedside table for several months along with a couple of other books. Planning on reading the other two books next and then I can dive back in to my books that I bought at the very end of last year with Christmas vouchers.

Tamra I haven‘t read it yet and like yours, it‘s been TBR for quite awhile! 2y
SealedWithInk @Tamra I would recommend it, though it turned out to be different to what I was expecting 2y
Tamra @SealedWithInk that can be a good thing! 2y
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Quick question. Does anyone who uses the app Serial Reader have their account synced up with their Goodreads? For some reason my book that I'm reading on it is not synced up, even though both Serial Reader and Goodreads settings say they are.

SerialReader Could you write to me from within the app (Settings > Leave Feedback)? Thanks! 2y
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The Gustav Sonata | Rose Tremain
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Book one of my recent haul 😇 On a side note, that sticker mark is very annoying.

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I managed to get quite behind on my serial reads which wasn't very good. I was well over a week behind. However, I have now managed to catch up 😀 definitely not gonna let myself get behind like that again #serialreader

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Just finished reading Goblet of Fire 😊 I didn't plan to re-read the Harry Potter series this year, but when you read the first book you simply can't ignore the rest.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! I'm re-reading them now myself! 2y
PatternsOnWalls I'm the same way! I always end up reading them in the wintertime, somehow… 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
SealedWithInk @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for some reason I couldn't remember if I had read all of them or not. I knew I had read some of them so I'm on a mission haha. 2y
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SealedWithInk @PatternsOnWalls ooh interesting. Do you read them all at once in order or do you just pick your favourites? 2y
PatternsOnWalls I usually end up going through the whole series. It's like a chain reaction and I can't help it. 😂 Last year, I did end up switching to the audiobook, though. It was my first experience listening instead of reading, and I really loved it! 2y
SealedWithInk @PatternsOnWalls ooh is that the Stephen Fry audiobooks? 2y
PatternsOnWalls It IS! He does such an amazing job. I definitely recommend them 2y
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Just woken up and remembered I bought new books yesterday. What a beautiful feeling it is. With just Harry Potter there by itself it looked a bit sad. Now it looks so much better 😁

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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I bought books! The Underground Railroad was bought thanks to a £10 gift voucher for WHSmith, that was a birthday present from a good friend a few months back. The rest of the books were from an Oxfam second hand bookstore. #bookshopping #secondhand

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So I decided to download the Serial Reader app after seeing so many people on here using it. I have to say I quite like it actually. Now the problem is, is do I just read one book at a time on here or do I download more? Hmm 🤔 #serialreader

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A book that shows the difference books can make in a person's life. He talks about how books affected his childhood, current life, and raising his young son. Other topics raised include the e-book industry, libraries, and book ownership. All this, and of course, discussion of some of the books on his 'List of Betterment'

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Boyfriend and I went to our favourite ice cream parlour. We both had crepes, his with white chocolate and mine with milk. Unfortunately I didn't finish all of mine as it was quite sickly after a bit haha. Now one my way home. Let's see how close I can get with this book. #crepes #nom #chocolate

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Briefly seen boyfriend again as his meeting has finished. I've also had a slice of cake and I am currently slurping through a smoothie. It's almost quarter past 4. He finishes work at 6 so that means an hour and 45 mins of reading time.

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Is it bad that a little part of me liked this? :P

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So I'm (somewhat) spending time with my boyfriend today. We had a custom made burger and chips from the Students' Union cafeteria for our lunch. Now he is currently in a meeting so I'm sat in another part of the Students' Union with a vending machine latte and my current read.

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So I've learnt a new word...

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I am trying to re-read more books this year. Already i have re-read a few books so I'm happy about that. Whilst I'm enjoying my current read, I don't think it is a book you can read all the time. I was also in the mood for reading this. Hopefully this will break the tension.

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Just done some morning reading before I have to get out of bed and start getting ready for work.

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Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard

Sequel time :D Also, another book from the TBR pile that I want to finish before the new year.

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