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Shmemilina

Shmemilina

Joined July 2016

~*~ UPenn '16 ~*~ 😻 ~*~ Chi Omega ~*~ Peace Corps Senegal 2018! ~*~
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The Blade Itself | Joe Abercrombie
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#49BDayGiveaway ! Tagged my current read. Thanks @Jerdencon !

Shmemilina And happy birthday!!! 6mo
Jerdencon Thanks for joining! 😊 6mo
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While I would love to blow $50 on paperbacks, studying for the LSAT and the GRE at the same time is expensive!! Congrats @TheSpineView on your #50KLoveLitsy !

TheSpineView Thanks! 9mo
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid

I think this one is my favorite book of the year so far, but then again I always favor the ones I‘ve just read! Thanks for the opportunity, @EH2018 !

EH2018 This one is on my tbr pile at home! 13mo
BigHam *books 8mo
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Family Album: A Novel | Penelope Lively
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Some reads for Short Book September!! All under 250 pages (or thereabouts). Tagged one of my favorites so far! #sbksept Thanks for the idea, @juliannebenford ❤️📚

juliannebenford Thank you! I'm intrigued by all of these! 1y
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#TuesdayTidbits @JenlovesJT47 1) Tome! 2) Can I say both? If I really have to choose, Harry Potter 3) Physical books are much preferred but I‘ll read it any way you give it to me! 4) Tea 5) Agatha Christie - I‘ve been on an Agatha Christie binge lately! ... Just finished the tagged book about Nancy Drew (the magnifying glass is in her honor).

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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For this, my first post in forever AND my first post in the beautiful country of Senegal 🇸🇳, here‘s a look at a very small part of what I‘ve been doing here ~ reading (because no matter where I am, I‘m always reading!)
Tagged is one my most recent reads and a favorite for this year @callielafleur #ClearingtheShelves3

callielafleur There are some amazing titles on this list! ❤️ 1y
Nute Fantastic accomplishment! 9mo
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Tell Tale: Short Stories | Jeffrey Archer
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Currently juggling these two beauties, both due back to the library by the day after tomorrow (the 8th). 😱😱😱

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So I know this doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement of either book but... I read both of these this year, and while I kind of get them confused when I think back on them, I really enjoyed them both.

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Forgot to post when this occurred, but I caught the moment!! #Spooky

LeahBergen 😮 2y
MiyakoBunny Cool 😎 Catch! Curious though as to how you pronounce your username? 2y
Shmemilina It's a nickname from high school; my name is Emily and when I was little my mom would call me Emilina, and when my friends found out of course they had to make fun of me for it. 2y
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MiyakoBunny Awww no worries 😃 I think it‘s rad! I honestly thought it was a spin off the Indiana Jones Temple of Doom ShivaLinga Mystical Stone 🤘🏼😅 2y
Shmemilina Haha well in the future I can definitely tell people that instead. 😜 2y
GypsyKat 😈 lol 2y
JoeStalksBeck 👏👏😮🤭🤘🏻👹 2y
MiyakoBunny You should & then grab their chest and start chanting the “Kali-Ma Kali-Ma Shi-Toh-Day!” & pretend to rip their still beating hearts ♥️ from their chests it‘ll go over like gang busters 🤘🏼😎 2y
MiyakoBunny I love this plan 😍😍😍 please film it if you ever do 😳😳😳 2y
Shmemilina Hahahaha omg I promise that if I ever do it I will film it for you lol 😂 2y
Smrloomis 🎉🎉🎉👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
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I don't know if I'm just at the right age or time in my life for Rupi Kaur but these days her poems seem to be exactly what I need to hear. #SelfAffirmation

Shmemilina Again, creds to google for the pic 2y
Hornsby78 Rupi makes my heart sing. Glad you found her work. 2y
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Lola | Melissa Love
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Currently reading and really digging this book that hasn't been getting as much litsy love as it deserves. (Cover pic from google)

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This book was sooooo good! And such a good follow up to the March series. (I love those weird library book selection coincidences where somehow you end up picking a bunch of books dealing with a similar topic: in this case, segregation and Jim Crow).

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Beowulf | Anonymous
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My bedside book stack is getting more and more out of hand... #spacejam #technicallynotashelf

LauraJ Ha...Hold Me Closer, Necromancer 😹 2y
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Interesting and dark graphic novel about one of the Lost Generation's forgotten literary stars.

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Midnight Crossroad | Charlaine Harris
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Saw the new commercial for this show and had to read the book before it premiers! #24in48 #Book2

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Getting a bit of a late start to the #24in48 because Artscape is today in Baltimore, and then this classic was on tv when we got home! What's a reader to do?

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The Chocolate War | Robert Cormier

Not the brightest start to the #24in48 weekend, but a pick nonetheless

Sue Oh, good old Robert Cormier. I am the Cheese destroyed me. 3y
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The Fate of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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Success! Thanks mom!

Liberty Hello! You won the #BooksFromLiberty giveaway! Please email me your name and address at liberty at Book Riot dot com and I will send you books. 😊 3y
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The Fate of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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T minus 8 hours until my last final of the semester and had to shoot my mom a late night text before going back to studying...

LeahBergen Thank you for all the "stacks"!! ? 3y
MiyakoBunny 😂When you reach that point in your life/book addiction where subtle hinting just won‘t do. ❤️ it! 2y
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Is it a gift if your professor gives you his book that's required reading for his class for free? My parents (who pay for my books) definitely think so! #BooksfromLiberty @Liberty

Marchpane Looks like it would be a very interesting class! 3y
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Democracy in Europe | Larry Siedentop
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Mr. Preston has a fundamental misunderstanding of what "compulsively readable" means... Also please note the abundance of cat hair sticking to the cover ?

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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson

I've been stalled on this one for a while... I thought the sister was being really whiny and self-absorbed to the point that I had to take a break. Still not sure if I'll get back to it anytime soon.

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This is potentially the snarkiest aside that I have ever seen in a published work. I liked the Da Vinci Code! I mean, it's not Shakespeare, but neither is your book Misters Micklethwait and Wooldridge! #lol

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Can we all just agree that it's super not ok to refer to women by their first name while simultaneously referring to men by their last names if you don't personally know the woman? Which, considering she died in 1944, I doubt you did?! (Aimee Semple McPherson is just Aimee, meanwhile William Seymour is consistently referred to by his last name.) #FthePatriarchy

BookishFeminist This drives me nuts. Either use last names for both, first names for both, or their initials for both. 3y
Shmemilina @BookishFeminist Agreed! It's just so disrespectful! 3y
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Tonight's bath time book, my last read for my Middle Eastern Politics class and the first fiction book of the semester! (Joy!)

BookishMarginalia I'm curious about the concept of an"ethnographic novel" and wonder if there are others that bill themselves thusly. 3y
Shmemilina Yeah, it was definitely something that was commented on in our discussion of it in class. I thought the most interesting reflection was the question of how accurate it can really be given that in this fiction book you can see inside the main character's head, but an anthropologist or ethnographer can never really know when they're getting the whole truth from an interviewee. @BookishMarginalia 3y
BookishMarginalia @Shmemilina I hadn't considered that point but that's would indeed by a big issue. 3y
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Loving this little history of one of my favorite places I've ever been as a break from all the class reading I should be doing... Particularly all the vignettes about special buildings and shops; it's added a lot of locales to my to-do list for next time!

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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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Someone seriously needs to restrain me... More new ebook purchases.

jpmcwisemorgan I read The Sisterhood a couple of years ago and grabbed when I saw it on sale. I might have gone a little crazy this weekend with ebooks. 3y
Shmemilina Same!!! I bought more than are pictured here but I felt like even Litsy might get sick of all my new book purchase posts lol 3y
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An interesting discussion of religious legislative overreach in America... Not bad for class reading!

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Can't wait until Winter Break when I'll be able to get back to reading for pleasure instead of doing all this class reading! Reading about the failure of the Arab Spring and the Euro Crisis is getting mighty depressing...

DivineDiana Hang in there! 😀 3y
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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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Omg why did y'all have to tell me about Cyber Monday sales?!?! My dad is gonna kill me when he gets these Amazon notifications... #ThanksLitsy

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I ❤️ Jane Austen, and this was no exception.

[DELETED] 2232195534 Love Persuasion! 3y
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The Valley of Fear | Sir Arthur Doyle
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On to the Valley of Fear, and more of the beautiful cover on this edition of the Sherlock Holmes novels...

MrBook Yes, I like this cover! 3y
flyfarther79 Such a cool cover/detail! 3y
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The Sign of the Four | Sir Arthur Doyle
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The Sign of the Four. (It was originally published in America so I'll use the American title, thank you very much.) I'm loving my first time reading the early Sherlock Holmes, with Holmes and Watson just getting to know each other and the introduction of new characters who'll become regulars.

quirkyreader I think this new cover is very cool. 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love Sherlock. But i'd forgotten how much of a jerk he is... It's been awhile since I've read these 🤔 3y
flyfarther79 Love that cover! I'm embarrassed to admit that I still haven't read any Sherlock 😳 3y
jpmcwisemorgan Some of us are reading A Study in Scarlet with the Serial Reader app, using the hashtag #Sherlocked, in case you're interested. We're close to the end but I'm sure we will read more. 3y
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I'm still stuck in the spirit of #24in48 I guess, so I finished this one in a day. Surprisingly good. ~I ❤️ Braque~

flyfarther79 I've been wanting to read all day since #24in48 so I can't wait until I'm off tomorrow so I can do it 3y
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A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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My reading companion caught mid-noms.

MrBook 😻👍🏻 3y
BookBabe 😸 3y
flyfarther79 So cute! 3y
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Well it's an unruly stack, but it's official, I'm done! #24in48 #readathon ~*~24 hours, 5 books~*~

Smrloomis Good job!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
MrBook Great job! 😁👍🏻👏🏻 3y
flyfarther79 Awesome!! 3y
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Finished Book 5 of my #readathon, #24in48, although I guess it's more like #24in72 now... I'm at 19 hours, 54 minutes!

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This is basically a 2 in 1 but I figured I'd throw in an #honestbooktitle for funsies as I'm realizing this book has a MILLION endings. Return of the King should really be called Return of the King & Saruman's still an ass & Ents made a garden & Eowyn and Faramir are my new OTP, etc. etc. SO, I've managed to get 19 hours done so far, and read almost 5 books. #24in48 #readathon

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With 10ish hours left to go on my personal #24in48, I'm thinking that I kind of started early so I might as well finish late. Good thing I'm off on Monday! So, getting back to Return of the King after taking a break for library books. (Book 5 of the #readathon!)

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The only kind of book I can read without the kitty 🐱interrupting horribly (audiobook) #24in48 #readathon

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Creepy, I guess, knowing the plot, but disregarding that... This could describe my life. #blessed #24in48 #readathon

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On to the next one! #24in48 #readathon

Penny_LiteraryHoarders This is one that still waits patiently for me on my Audible account! 3y
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Blood & Beauty | Sarah Dunant
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So, I haven't quite read this one yet but I had to bring it out for my favorite #dysfunctionalfamily, the Borgias. They're not exactly fictional, but this is a historical fiction novel so I figure it counts. #24in48 #readathon

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Almost 5 hours in to my personal #24in48; finished my second book! #readathon

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Almost 5 hours in to my personal #24in48; finished my second book!

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Girl in Hyacinth Blue | Susan Vreeland
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First book read, first book finished! #24in48 Chosen at random because I happened to be in Barnes and Noble today and everyone knows I can't leave a bookstore without buying a book. The blurb reminded me of the new Helen Mirren movie (Woman in Gold, I think?) that I've been meaning to see. #readathon

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