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Smoky_Embers

Smoky_Embers

Joined May 2019

Atypical student living in a dream state 🦖💤 Ravenclaw, zoologist, daydreamer 🌍💙 Quiet British gal with a magical imagination
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Faithful: A Novel by Alice Hoffman
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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Finally able to pick up a book tomorrow, go on a beautiful run, do some yoga and relax. Just what I need after this week 😍 Any good book suggestions?

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If you enjoyed twilight, you‘ll for sure enjoy this. Although simple, I actually really enjoyed the story line and found myself relating to more than one character (I‘m a 19 year old university student, so no surprise there!). The writing is pretty simplistic, but easy to follow, so I ended up reading the whole novel in one sitting. Despite the basic vocabulary and common ‘Teen girl falls for supernatural being‘ storyline, I couldn‘t put it down.

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman

Okay..

So I‘ve decided to put this book on hold (once again)

It‘s not that it isn‘t well written, because it is, but I‘m just not that gripped 😕

Neil Gaiman is such an incredible author, and I enjoyed his Norse mythology a lot, but I can‘t help feel this novel is a little too slow for a person as busy as me. I will finish it! I just need a break to go over some things and analyse it! I don‘t know, something about it just feels a bit off to me

julesG The only Gaiman I haven't finished (yet). It's slow and different from other Gaiman stories. 4w
NeedsMoreBooks I totally understand your view. I have been reading and putting this on hold for the past 2 years 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4w
Sweettartlaura I liked it... but found the ending anticlimactic 🤷🏻‍♀️. I still recommend it as a Gaiman pick. But you‘re not alone in your reticence with this one. 4w
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Smoky_Embers @NeedsMoreBooks it‘s driving med crazy! Like it‘s not a bad book! Just something‘s off about it and I keep putting it it down 🤣 4w
Smoky_Embers @julesG I agree! 4w
Smoky_Embers @Sweettartlaura Being a popular book, I was worried I‘d raise a few eyebrows with my review! I just can‘t seem to get hooked or excited for it unfortunately. I didn‘t enjoy the series either (which in my opinion, was awful). 4w
BethM I feel the same! Loved Norse Mythology- should love this one as I‘m into the concept. But I just can‘t get into it, I‘ve tried numerous times. 4w
Smoky_Embers @BethM glad I‘m not alone! Norse mythology was really good, I had such high hopes for this one 😭 4w
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 2w
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Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe | Peter J. Hayward, John S. Ryland
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For any marine biologists out there, you know this is a staple! I couldn‘t even guess the number of times this book has helped me through my practical exams and has advanced my understanding of marine fauna. Although not majorly relevant to a lot of you Littens, this book truly is a staple in my library, and I will continue to rely on it for the remainder of my degree .

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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So I think my girl likes the book 🤣
Meet Phoenix Embers, ain‘t she special? 😍 🐍
In terms of the novel, I‘m enjoying it. I‘m still a little confused, but it‘s a weird book! So no surprise there! For people who have watched the TV series, the novel is far, far better!
#Theresasnakeinmybook

DebinHawaii Such pretty colors she has! 😍 1mo
Smoky_Embers @DebinHawaii thanks you! She‘s so tame it‘s incredible! 1mo
gradcat I‘m scared of 🐍, but your post is nice. 4w
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Smoky_Embers @gradcat most of my family are too! She‘s very sweet, thank you! 4w
gradcat What kind of snake is it? It looks sort of like a copperhead to me, but surely I‘m wrong, right? 4w
Smoky_Embers @gradcat she‘s a wild type corn! Breeder thinks she‘s showing het-stripe qualities though! 4w
gradcat Cool colors! 4w
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Afterlife With Archie #1 | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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#llchillinggiveaway @laurenslibrary Would be wonderful in my collection! What a lovely giveaway!

laurenslibrary Thanks for entering! Good luck! 1mo
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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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Getting back into reading has reminded me of something very special.
I love books so much, I re-read each sentence again and again...

Because I have OCD 🤦‍♀️🤣

Getting through this may take a little longer than expected considering I‘m actually a quick reader 😅

Wish me luck!!

tpixie Welcome! 🥳📚🥳 1mo
Smoky_Embers @tpixie thank you! 1mo
Geeklet Welcome to Litsy! I‘ve got to read this book soon. I tried watching the show and I think I‘d do better with the story in book form. 1mo
Smoky_Embers @Geeklet I was exactly the same! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 1mo
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Jumping on the bandwagon!
1️⃣ I often find myself wandering into the bookstore/library and playing eeny meeny miny moe with the books as i‘m indecisive 🤣
2️⃣ I used to read on the bus to college, but have now adopted the train as a designated reading place as my journey is 4 hours!
3️⃣ My pets, studying and cute goat videos
4️⃣ Nope, nope, nope! I always forget to eat when I read
5️⃣ @rather_be_reading @Kappadeemom
#WondrousWednesday

Kappadeemom Thanks for the tag! 1mo
Eggs 4 hours on the train 🚊!! Lots of reading time❣️ 1mo
Smoky_Embers @Eggs I know right! 1mo
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American Gods | Neil Gaiman

Finally found time to pick this beast back up and I‘m not disappointed! As much as I love my studies, it‘s so nice to be able to read some fiction rather countless books on zoology and statistics!
Any recommendations for my next read? I feel like a bit of Stephen King maybe... 🧐💙

laura26 @Smoky_Embers doctor sleep, best stephen king book, in my opinion. Definitely worth a read 1mo
Smoky_Embers @laura26 Oo I‘ve not read that one! Will defo give it a read! Thanks! 1mo
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Hey!
So I thought I‘d make a little intro post.
My names Bec, I‘m 19 and I‘m a marine vertebrate zoology student. My absolute favourite genres are horror, fantasy and MAYBE a wee bit of romance from time to time. I‘m a big environment enthusiast and love gazing into the sea when it‘s raining, with a fat cup of coffee and some chill music. I aspire to be a marine vertebrate conservationist, specialising in sharks and rays! Happy reading!

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