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Swe_Eva

Joined March 2018

“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.“ Fernando Pessoa
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America, Volume 1: A Narrative History (Brief) | George Brown Tindall, David E Shi
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Mission accomplished! 🦅🗽🇺🇸 Looking for recommendations for a good US history survey book. I have taken US History at Uni, so am planning on the tagged books, albeit the full versions, but if someone knows something better, I'm all ears.

Swe_Eva 2 fat Norton volumes should do the trick, right? 🤣👍🏻 5d
RachelO Congratulations! 5d
LeahBergen Congrats! 5d
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DivineDiana Cheers! 👏🏻🇺🇸👏🏻 5d
AshleyHoss820 I used these for my American History classes and they are EXCELLENT resources! We also used this one: 5d
C.Perone Congrats! 5d
rubyslippersreads Congratulations! 😊 5d
Swe_Eva @AshleyHoss820 Perfect - thank you so much! 5d
AshleyHoss820 @Swe_Eva Absolutely!! Oo!! One more, if you‘re TBR can handle it! 😄😄😄 I had an amazing professor with a HUGE reading list for our critical book reviews, so if you need any other recommendations, I‘ll try to help! Congratulations on your citizenship! 5d
Swe_Eva @AshleyHoss820 🤣 I JUST now bought that one, like 10 mins ago! Thank you!! 5d
AshleyHoss820 @Swe_Eva Hahaha!! YES!! You are welcome!! 5d
Liz_M Congrats! You now probably know more about US history than 78% of natural born citizens. 8-) 2d
Swe_Eva @Liz_M Thanks!! I did see some staggering numbers on how many US citizen would NOT be able to pass the naturalization test. Happy to raise the average knowledge percentage. 👍🏻 17h
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This is my first try at this series that I‘ve been recommended for many years. Not sure why I‘ve waited - I‘m loving it so far! #currentlyreading

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🤣🤣🤣 I stinken ADORE this series! 💜 #riversoflondon #favoriteauthor #favoriteseries

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The Crow Trap | Ann Cleeves
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Trying to watch the TV-version, but Oliver wants attention and I keep missing dialogue, so I might give up and go with the book instead. 😂#dogsoflitsy

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
rabbitprincess Awwwwwww that sweet face! 2w
Swe_Eva @rabbitprincess He's a little charmer! 💝 2w
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Rivers of London: Body Work | Ben Aaronovitch
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One of my favorite series and the accompanying comic books don‘t disappoint either! Great characters, crazy situations, and lots of humor (especially from the shorts at the end). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Freespirit I have this on my TBR pile😃 3w
Swe_Eva @Freespirit I am a sucker for these characters, so I loved it! 💜 3w
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CITIZENS ALMANAC | U. S. Department of Homeland Security, U. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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I'm happy to report that my citizenship interview went well and that I received more reading materials from the USCIS. 🇺🇲🗽👍🏻 I saw Hamilton's grave when I was in NYC the other week and now I want to go on an east coast history-tour! #currentlyreading

Mollyanna Congrats! 🇺🇸👏🏻🇺🇸 3w
Ericalambbrown Congratulations! And good luck as you move forward in the process! 💕 3w
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No leisure reading for me this weekend - gotta prep for my naturalization interview tomorrow. 🤞🏻 #currentlyreading

Graywacke Wishing you well, because that‘s pretty awesome. 3w
Bookwormjillk Good luck 🍀 3w
LiteraryinLititz Hope it goes well! 3w
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C.Perone 🤞🍀 3w
rwmg Good luck 3w
rwmg Good luck 3w
Jas16 🍀 3w
Crazeedi You got this!👍❣ 3w
Slajaunie Good Luck!!! 💚💚 3w
Slajaunie I agree with @Graywacke , it is awesome! 👏 3w
CarolynM Good luck! 3w
Swe_Eva @Graywacke @Bookwormjillk @LiteraryinLititz @C.Perone @rwmg @Jas16 @Crazeedi @Slajaunie @CarolynM Thank you all for your well-wishes! I am happy to report that I did indeed pass my interview today and will join a bunch of fellow citizens-to-be at the Los Angeles Convention Center at the end of May or June for my Naturalization Ceremony. 👍🗽🇺🇸 (edited) 3w
Graywacke @Swe_Eva congrats! 3w
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Found this in my Kindle library while I was traveling and am now hooked. Hope it lasts!! #currentlyreading #portugueseliterature

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Today's #audiowalk takes place at JFK Airport Terminal 5. After that, we're looking at 5-6 hours of #audiositting. 😁 #endofvacationisnofun #litsywalkers #currentlyreading

CouronneDhiver Audio sitting 😂😂 Love it 1mo
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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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#audiowalk in New York City. The views are great, the bagels fantastic, and the book is as I remember from my first read (although the movie has overwritten some of my memories of it 😁). Happy Saturday, everyone! #litsywalkers #currentlyreading

Henrik_Madsen Does it hold up for a re-read? I quite liked it but not sure it is worth revisiting. 1mo
Swe_Eva @Henrik_Madsen It does hold up, I think, but if it is a needed revisit, I‘m not so sure. I had a hankering for Ian Malcolm talking math theory, so I‘m enjoying it. 😄 1mo
Liz_M I love that sculpture, where is it located? Another terrific public sculpture is the amazing collection of little dudes in the A/C 14th Street subway station. 1mo
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Swe_Eva @Liz_M She‘s in front of the stock exchange now. Agree, the Otterman figures are wonderful! 1mo
Liz_M Of course! She's starting down the bull! 4w
Swe_Eva @Liz_M That‘s where she was at first, staring down the bull. Now she‘s a few blocks away, staring down the stock exchange. 👍🏻 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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And of course had to stop here too while I was in the neighborhood. 😁 #newyork

Liz_M Don't forget The Strand and Housing Works Used Bookstore Cafe! 1mo
Swe_Eva @Liz_M I missed Housing Works when I was in the neighborhood. 👎🏻 I'll have to try and get up there again. 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Managed not to empty my entire wallet! 😁 #newyork

Henrik_Madsen Well done. Are you travelling? Because I always fear overweight after shopping... 😃 1mo
rather_be_reading that is my next quest! 1mo
britt_brooke 😍😍😍 1mo
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readordierachel Awesome! 😍 1mo
Liz_M Oops, ignore my comment on the Amazon post. 😳 😁 1mo
Swe_Eva @Henrik_Madsen I am traveling, but we have flat rate boxes that you can ship within the US for a set fee. Very dangerous! 1mo
Swe_Eva @rather_be_reading It's a very dangerous store. 😁 1mo
Swe_Eva @Liz_M 👍🏻😁 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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OMG, how much am I coveting this shower curtain?! 🤯😁

C.Perone 😍😍 1mo
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For some reason I've never read this before. It was a little different from what I had expected and a lot better. Punchgut. 👍🏻#serialreader

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Was going to go to Festival of Books, but the Grand Prix is in town so I'm using my car to save a parking spot for my neighbor who has to work today (I have a garage). Parking in my neighborhood is atrocious. Anyways, will spend the day trying to figure out how to find out what Lorenzo's script actually says. 🤓🤔 The art is gorgeous, btw, but I liked the author's Griffin and Sabine trilogy immensely so not surprisingly I like this too.

Nute I really enjoy his books. Didn‘t know about this one. It looks gorgeous! 1mo
Swe_Eva @Nute It's really beautiful! It's not a "reading" book, like G&S were, more a puzzle where you have to find clues in the artwork. There are some hints, but it's proving tricky. ? 1mo
Nute Oh, I might like that even more. I‘m so into puzzles!😊 1mo
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Solovyov and Larionov | Eugene Vodolazkin
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Spending the morning in bed with a Russian... Oddly funny so far, in a very Russian way... #currentlyreading

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The Eye of Zoltar | Jasper Fforde
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No point in waiting now that I‘ve already binged on parts one and two in the series... Jasper Fforde is all kinds of entertaining. #currentlyreading

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Thanks to my wonderful local library's Overdrive, I already have my hands on book 2. And a huge thank you to @RainyDayReading for the heads-up that this is a series! #currentlyreading

RainyDayReading You‘re very welcome!! 😊 Hope you enjoy! 2mo
Swe_Eva @RainyDayReading So far, it feels the same as the first one. Fingers Xed! 2mo
rretzler This is the only series of Fforde‘s I haven‘t read yet - don‘t know what I‘ve been waiting for! 2mo
Swe_Eva @rretzler It is technically YA, so less complex than the Thursday Next series, but just as enjoyable and satisfying! 2mo
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The Last Dragonslayer | Jasper Fforde
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I‘m already a longtime fan of Jasper Fforde, so there‘s no surprise I‘m loving this! He goes extra Pratchett-y in this one too, which is never a bad thing.

RainyDayReading This was one of my favorites! I‘ve never continued the series though because I can never find the second book. 2mo
Swe_Eva @RainyDayReading I didn't realize it was a series but it looks like my library has 2 more! #win 👍🏻 2mo
RainyDayReading @Swe_Eva Lucky! I hope you enjoy the rest of it! I didn‘t realize it was a series either until I saw the third book at a thrift shop. 2mo
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I've managed to attract an annoying head cold, so instead of my #audiowalk, I'm having an #audiosittingonthecouch. 🙄 The book is fascinating, though, so that helps!

DivineDiana Feel better! Fun book! 😀 2mo
Swe_Eva @DivineDiana Thanks! It is oddly fun even though some of the events are horrific! 2mo
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The Last Dragonslayer | Jasper Fforde
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When you have to save magic, but still want your creature comforts. 😂 How much wouldn‘t I give for a perpetual teapot!?

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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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This one had some embarrassingly recognizable moments... 🤭😂

Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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This had been better had I not expected something really funny. It's poignant and sad and quite brilliant, though. And Derek Jacobi reads the audio, so it has that going for it as well. #audiowalk #litsywalkers

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Last Dragonslayer | Jasper Fforde
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Sounds just about right for my current mood! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 #currentlyreading

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Today's #audiowalk got extended by half an hour simply because I could not stop listening to Noah talking about his childhood. Amazing book. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ If you haven't read or (preferably) listened to it, do so. Soon. #litsywalkers

Aimeesue My walks got a lot longer when I was listening to Trevor Noah, too. The dogs were so thrilled! 😄 2mo
Swe_Eva @Aimeesue 😂😂😂 2mo
RachelO Such a good audiobook! 2mo
Swe_Eva @RachelO It's really hard to stop listening. 2mo
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Quite possibly the prettiest ARC I've ever received. 💜 #currentlyreading #physickworld

SqueakyChu Wow! That is beautiful! 2mo
CaliforniaCay 😍 2mo
Linsy Beautiful! 💙 2mo
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#audiobake instead of #audiowalk today. Happy Mardi Gras! #kingcake The book is entertaining, but the main character is irritating like Austen's Emma, except I'm not sure she's meant to be... 🤔

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Not all California mornings are sun and blue skies. 😁 Surprisingly good first novel by local author. The murder is a bit gruesome and the denouement so-so, but an enjoyable read that takes place in my neighborhood, which adds a little extra. I'll read more in the series, for sure. 👍🏻 #audiowalk #litsywalkers

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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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Wonderful blue skies this morning! The book has its problems, but it's keeping my interest. #audiowalk #litsywalkers

RachelO That‘s a beautiful photo! 3mo
Swe_Eva @RachelO Thank you! 3mo
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Fields of Fate: A Novel | Fernando Namora
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I do love me some old school library books! 💜📖

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Not a literary masterpiece perhaps, but the man is interesting, his stories likewise, and early 1900s New Orleans is nothing short of mesmerizing. #blackhistorymonth #currentlyreading #nola

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Last night's #audiowalk was lovely! The book is only OK, but the sky was brilliant! #litsywalkers

DivineDiana Beautiful! 4mo
CarolynM Gorgeous colours! 4mo
Liz_M Wish I was there! 4mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Started this one this morning and was really wishing it was the weekend so I could continue reading. See you tonight, book! 💜 #currentlyreading #blackhistorymonth

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This one was a quick read with some really funny bits. Never heard of the store before but I now covet their Brooklynese collection. Thanks for the recommendation, @SqueakyChu!

SqueakyChu So glad you got to read this book, too!💕 3mo
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Live and Let Die | Ian Fleming
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The book is ALL kinds of racist, and I wish I could say times have changed a lot since it was written, but they haven't changed anywhere near enough. The sunrise was gorgeous, though! #audiowalk #litsywalkers

wanderinglynn Beautiful sunrise! 💜 4mo
Swe_Eva @wanderinglynn My walk was part walk, part just-stand-and-stare-at-the-sky. 😁 4mo
DarcysMom Gorgeous picture! 4mo
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tpixie Lovely! Where?? ♥️ 4mo
Swe_Eva @DarcysMom Thank you! 4mo
Swe_Eva @tpixie Long Beach, California. 💜 4mo
DivineDiana What a gift! 😲 4mo
Kaye Beautiful sky ! Great view for walking. 4mo
Swe_Eva @kaye Makes it worth getting up at the crack of dawn! 4mo
tpixie So lovely!! I‘ve got a son in North Hollywood & one in San Diego. Such beauty in CA! 4mo
Swe_Eva @tpixie 👍🏻 4mo
RachelO Gorgeous sky! 4mo
batsy Beautiful ❤️💜 4mo
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Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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Beautiful morning audiowalk! The book is enjoyable, but a little too chick lit for me. The magic bits are great, though. #audiowalk #litsywalkers

Cinfhen Sooooo pretty🤩🤩🤩 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Beautiful pic! 4mo
Kaye Beautiful photo ! 4mo
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DarcysMom That picture! 😍😍😍 4mo
Texreader I loved her Garden Spells. I have this one but haven‘t been able to get into it yet. I agree with your assessment. I like the magic. 4mo
RidgewayGirl This is my favorite of her books. 4mo
Blaire Beautiful! Thought this was a fun #palatecleanser 4mo
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Ghosts on a train. Cousin Abigail is up to shenanigans as usual - such a fun character. Great series that I‘m trying to read as slowly as possible so that it lasts longer, but I‘m struggling. #wanttobinge

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The Time Machine | H.g.wells
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From my last audio walk of 2018. On to 2019! Happy new year, everyone! 🎉🎆🎊 #audiowalk

Mccall0113 Beautiful! Where is this paradise? 5mo
Swe_Eva @Mccall0113 Long Beach, California. It is indeed a most wonderful place to live. 👍🏻 (edited) 5mo
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THE best way to spend a non-reading Sunday. 💖🧙‍♀️🧙‍♂️ #lovejkrowling

BooknerdsLife Yes!!! I totally agree with you 😄💙 6mo
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Little, Big | John Crowley
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I know this is a fantasy classic, but it is a tad too messy for me. To be perfectly honest, some of the time I had absolutely no idea what was going on.🤨The family parts are wonderful, though. 💜 The audio is unfortunately read by the author and, as much as I get why you‘d want to, I wish authors would understand that they are not actors and are actually doing their story a disservice. Starts off mumbling and gets only slightly better at the end.

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How does she do it? Every time. In this one, barely anything happens and it‘s still a page-turner! 🤯⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

aprilpohren This sounds amazing! 7mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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JK Rowling is just a genius. I love this series - its characters and twisty plots are so engaging and spending time with Cormoran and Robin is always enjoyable. Highly recommend for mystery-fans. #pageturner

rwmg I loved the first two, the 3rd one not so much - I didn't like spending so much time in the bad guy's head. How does this one compare? 7mo
Swe_Eva @rwmg Lots of twisty tangles and no time at all in the baddies head. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 7mo
rwmg @Swe_Eva sounds good. Wishlisted 7mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Bestest emails!! 👍🏻

Tadams4 That‘s awesome! 8mo
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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules | Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
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Charming tall tale about a group of geriatrics who plan a heist so that they can afford to escape their humdrum retirement home. Slightly silly but very cute. 👍🏻

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Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home | Marcus Samuelsson, Roy Finamore
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Reading cookbooks is one of my favorite things to do, but they make you HUNGRY!! The Andrés book is good, but as I don't care for seafood there's not a lot in it for me. Marcus' book is good, has great stories, and has food from around the world. The Madeleine book made me order pans, so very tempting, in other words. Smitten Kitchen is awesome, but that was a given, just check her website and you'll know it's the truth.

Pamwurtzler I have both the SK books, but cook from her website more often. I love that Madeline book - I have a pan that I‘ve never used! 8mo
Swe_Eva @Pamwurtzler I very much look forward to premiering my pan when it arrives. 👍 I mainly cook from the SK site as well, but the books are so pretty. 💜 8mo
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The Murmuring Coast | Lídia Jorge
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I 💜 the library! The cheapest used copy I could find was over $100 and a new one would set you back about $240! Library: $0 👍🏻 #portugueseliterature #currentlyreading

readordierachel Hooray for the library! Can't beat that price :) 9mo
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Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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I‘m not entirely sure this should have been a graphic novel. The story seems very interesting, but there is so much world in the story that isn‘t explained (other than the info-dump parts) that it‘s sometimes tricky to say what‘s actually going on. Perhaps a novel would have been a better medium? Or add a narrator, at least? The art is gorgeous, though, and I very much like the cat and Fox.

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A Sea of Love | Wilfred Lupano
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Aah, what a beautiful and marvelous tall tale. Told in no words, only drawings - I am a bit gobsmacked, really. 💜😍

CouronneDhiver Interesting! 🧐 9mo
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City of Thieves: A Novel | David Benioff
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This one just sucks you in and won‘t let go; great characters, engaging setting, and the stake are at the life-or-death level. Audiobook reader Ron Perlman (yep, Hellboy himself) does a spectacular job as well. Highly recommended.

Bookish_B Is this YA? I was thinking of recommending this for book club but we did a YA book last month so I don't think they'd go for another so soon. 9mo
Swe_Eva @Bookish_B Not at all. The cover does make it look slightly juvenile, but the subject matter is very much serious, albeit with a lot of dark humor. 9mo
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I‘ve only just started and basically know nothing of the plot (a friend gifted me the trilogy), but so far it feels like it could be great. Hope so, I could use a little getting lost in a new world. #currentlyreading

lahousewyfe Read the trilogy at the beginning of the year and loved it! Hope you have as much fun as I did! 9mo
Swe_Eva @lahousewyfe That is great to hear - I liked the covers, but have deliberately refrained from reading any reviews so I can experience it without prejudice. 😁 9mo
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