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SwedePea

SwedePea

Joined June 2018

Swedish 🇸🇪 Bookaholic 📖 Feminist ♀️Geek 🤓
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In the Distance | Hernan Diaz
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I'm overwhelmed, I teared up even. @BookNAround went above and beyond with generosity! I'm beside myself, I don't often have the money to buy bookish things, so this is a real treat for me and I'm so so so thankful 😍😍😍

You have a special place in my heart @BookNAround THANK YOUUUUU!!!

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No Title | None
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#myfavoritebookswap

It's finally September 1st, and I literally woke up at 7am to open this package from @BookNAround and I'm already amazed at the thoughtfulness and consideration she took with everything 😍😍😍

@JoeStalksBeck

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My swap from @BookNAround arrived today! The American Postal Service really likes tape! But it is nice to know the contents are safe :D

#myfavoritebookswap
@JoeStalksBeck

BookNAround Yay! Glad it‘s there on time. 12mo
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The Beauty Myth | Naomi Wolf
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The Language of Dying | Sarah Pinborough
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Mehso-so

I was so excited to read this! It had been hyped up in almost every book forum I follow, but I was left wanting. Many times the book goes off on irrelevant little tangents and there's an odd supernatural aspect I couldn't get behind. Some of it was very touching, but for the most part I feel this book did not live up to its reputation. 🤷 I expected deep introspection, but got irritating family drama instead... Hmm.

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-☕In autumn, I take advantage of all the pumpkin flavored things, but I love chai too ☕
-🔥Bonfire, it has such a unique smell 🔥
-🎂Cake, carrot cake, pumpkin cake, German Black Forest cake🎂
-🦉Owls 🦉
-💀 Addams Family 💀
-🦇 Anne Rice 🦇
-🎃 100% Halloween 🎃

#allthefall

🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂

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Bookswap package on the way to @BookNAround
#myfavoritebookswap
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@JoeStalksBeck

BookNAround How exciting! I‘m just about ready to send yours. 13mo
SwedePea @BookNAround Wonderful! It's going to be hard to wait until Sept 1st! 13mo
JoeStalksBeck Woooo! 12mo
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SwedePea
The Spy: A novel | Paulo Coelho
Bailedbailed

Unpopular opinion, I do not like Paulo Coelho's work. I bailed on The Alchemist and I'm bailing on this too. I love stories about strong women and I really thought this would fulfill that. Well, as I have seen many times with male authors, they are not good at writing female characters. He took a badass femme fatale from history and made her story trite, shallow, and boring! It contained a few good 1-liners, but halfway through... BAIL.

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#agameoffavorites

Caitlin Doughty!! A mortician/author/death-positive activist, her books are informative, well-researched, and fun to read :)

jmofo I have this book at home. It looks like such a good read! I‘ve been waiting for cooler weather to snuggle in a blanket with it! 13mo
SwedePea @jmofo It's a great read! I hope you like it as much as I did :) 13mo
jmofo Have you read Making an Exit? A friend gave it to me after my mom died and it was super interesting and gave me a lot to think about. 13mo
SwedePea @jmofo No I haven't, but I just added it to my tbr pile! Thank you for the rec! 13mo
KateFulfordAuthor @SwedePea If you‘re in the mood for a sassy & funny narrator, may I recommend my debut? Check the link in the bio for all the info you need. 12mo
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1. Art or art history 🎨
2. Maths 💀
3. Band performances 📯
4. Tigers 🐯

#HelloThursday
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Hello fellow band geek! 👋🏻 Thanks for playing! 😀 13mo
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The Spy: A novel | Paulo Coelho
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It's pessimistic, but she's not wrong.
Love leaves you vulnerable.

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The Spy: A novel | Paulo Coelho
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Where's the lie? 😂
#TheSpy #MataHari #mansplaining

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The Last Tudor | Philippa Gregory
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book, I devoured it in a matter of days. I'm a sucker for all things Tudor-related. This book is written from the perspective of the 3 Grey sisters, Jane, Katherine, and Mary after Edward VI dies young and leaves the throne of England empty and the battles the sister fight to survive in the vicous and fickle royal courts. (Note, it helps a lot if you already have basic Tudor knowledge, if not, it could be a bit confusing.)

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1. Only if I trust the person implicitly, or they sign a binding contract in blood
2. I occasionally try new genres, but there are a few types of books I avoid... Harlequin novels, outlandish sci-fi, most fantasy, etc
3. No, I like wee knick-knacks too, candles, souvenirs, pictures, etc.
@SilversReviews

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. LOL on the binding contract and blood. 😊 13mo
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1. Tiramisu! Yum!
2. No nuts, brownies should be soft, not crunchy imho
3. Mayyyyyyybe... Ok yes, a few 😏
4. Music, listening to someone talk makes me sleepy
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Adelle1 Amen on the nuts! 13mo
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The Last Tudor | Philippa Gregory
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Crazeedi ❤ this 13mo
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Thank you to @Addison1 for the successful book swap! I was excited to get it and I'm excited to read it! #bookswap #thebirthofthepill #sex #womensrights #feminism #womenshistory

BookNAround Yep. I‘m here. Hopefully this makes it easier for you to contact me. 😉 13mo
SwedePea @BookNAround Oh good! :D 13mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Pickpick

Everyone of every color, creed, and class should read this book, I got so emotionally invested and I teared up at the end. So moving. #BLM

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This book is just so eye-opening, it's humbling to read a WoC's work on such a tense subject. She doesn't hold back and I love that. #thehateugive

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one ❤️ 14mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Glad Midsommar allihopa!
Happy Midsummer everyone!
#midsommar #midsummer

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I ❤️ Rupi Kaur, so poignant!

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@Addison1 Your book is in the post! I hope it arrives quickly and safely!! #bookswap #women&power #marybeard #feminist

Addison1 Eeeeeek! So excited! I‘m on my way to the post office as I type this! 1y
SwedePea @Addison1 Yay!! :D 1y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. 8 times
2. 4000 miles from America to Sweden
3. 5 or 6 (58x33x42cm)
4. I will probably move once more when my daughter graduates in 15+ years
5. Nay, I've never used them

@JoScho #bored #questions

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊❤️📦 1y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Trade! Giveaway! Swap! I'd love to trade this book with another Litten! Leave the title of the book you would like to swap in the comments and I'll pick a winner on June 15th at 6pm (GMT +1) Good luck! :D

#trade #bookswap #swap #giveaway #women #strongwomen #women&power #feminism #girlpower #marybeard #manifesto

mrozzz Oh cool! Let‘s get @LitsyHappenings to share this too 😊 #LitsyHappenings 1y
SwedePea @mrozzz Yes! Good idea, thank you! ^_^ 1y
Addison1 The birth of the pill by Jonathan Eig! :) or nothing is okay by Rachel Wiley. 1y
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SwedePea @Addison1 Both sound interesting! :D 1y
SwedePea @Addison1 Well! You win! How can we exchange E-mails and addresses? 1y
SwedePea Ok got it!! I'll email you shortly! 1y
SwedePea E-mailed! 1y
SwedePea @Addison1 No longer interested? 1y
Addison1 I think I missed it! I‘ll double check my inbox and folders!! 1y
Addison1 Got it! :D 1y
LitsyHappenings Sorry we weren't able to repost this for you in time .. we're working on getting some help with these posts! 14mo
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I had an idea. I was thinking that I would offer a trade for Women and Power by Mary Beard, I just finished it, I think it was good (a bit specialized on Greek/Roman examples, but good points nonetheless) Perhaps if someone had another feminist/strong woman book they'd like to trade, I'd be happy to do so! Thoughts?

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Starting "Women & Power: A Manifesto" by Mary Beard and I love how my bookmark inexplicably looks like it was designed to go with the book! ? This will be a quick read, it's a petite book including illustrations and only 104 pages. #MaryBeard #women #power #womensstudies #feminism #womeninhistory

Leftcoastzen Oh want to read this!welcome to Litsy! 1y
Bronte_Chintz Welcome to Litsy! Hope you love it here! 1y
BookaholicNatty Welcome to Litsy!!! Hope your loving it as much as I do!! It‘s a great place with wonderful people and lots of fun book activities to do! Book clubs, swaps, buddy reads, postal clubs, and soooo much more!!! 1y
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asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
SwedePea @BookaholicNatty Thank you! I would love to do swaps and book clubs, how do I get into those? 1y
BookaholicNatty @SwedePea check out @LitsySwaps and @LitsyHappenings for all the events going on! ❤️ 1y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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I. Born in America, but I live in Sweden. Dual-citizen.
2. I have a different "favourite book" every few months, so this question feels impossible to answer, sorry :)
3. Right now, Solsidan
4. Auntie Mame (1958)
5. Anything with Line Elvsåshagen
6. Lana Del Rey
7. Green!
8. Contemporary fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, biographies, social science, it's hard to choose!
9. Tullängsskolan in Örebro, Sweden
10. Not currently, but I'd like a turtle. ?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love turtles!! 1y
Ingerella Welcome to Litsy! My family comes from Sweden but I was born in PA. I would love to go there one day soon! 1y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 1y
SwedePea @Ingerella You would be welcomed :) 1y
Swe_Eva Welcome to Litsy! You and I are the inverse of each other - I was born in Sweden, but live in the US now. 1y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Grrlbrarian Ugh it me 😬 13mo
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Mehso-so

Even at 700+ pages long, I was still so enamored I read it in a week (and I'm no speed-reader). HOWEVER, only the first 500 pages were worthwhile, had JCO stopped there this book would be an absolute KNOCK-OUT, it was compelling, forced me to think outside of my comfort zone, gave fascinating insights in to the religious delusions of man. But then after p. 500 it did a 180° turn and it was 100% superfluous and completely ruined the book. 3/5 stars

SwedePea So to be clear, if you stop reading at p. 500, you won't miss anything and you'll walk away with a better experience, if I can imagine that I would've easily given it 5/5 stars, no contest, amazing. I still think people should definitely read this book. 1y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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New books! Yay!
*The Hate U Give* by Angie Thomas
*Women & Power* by Mary Beard
*The Almost Nearly Perfect People* by Michael Booth
*Born A Crime* by Trevor Noah
#bookhaul #AngieThomas #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #MaryBeard #women #feminism #feminist #MichaelBooth #Scandinavia #Sweden #Denmark #Norway #Finland #Iceland #TrevorNoah #DailyShow #SouthAfrica #Apartheid #memoir #PoC

tammysue Fabulous haul! 😁 1y
Theshadedbuffalo So many goodies! I LOVED Born A Crime. I listened to the audio version, which he narrates, and oh my gosh I have the biggest crush on him now. 🤪🙈 1y
SwedePea @Theshadedbuffalo He's adorable, I agree, and so witty! 1y
Addison1 Ooh! The Hate you Give has been on my reading list. Can‘t wait to see what you think! 1y
SwedePea @Addison1 I've read so many great things, I'm excited for it! 1y
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I'm so obsessed with Litsy now, I swear I'm checking it more than Facebook or Instagram 😂 it's making my TBR pile grow at exponential rate #BookNerdProblems

But progress update, had a busy weekend, but still got a good reading session in, p 467 of 736

SinkLikeTheMoon I know the feeling! 1y
tammysue Don‘t you just love it here, I‘ve all but stopped using FB! 1y
BookaholicNatty @whatshesreadingnow 😂😂me too!! I hardly ever check any of my other social media‘s! This is my favorite one hands down! 12mo
SwedePea @BookaholicNatty Litsy addiction is very real!! 😂 12mo
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I am absolutely *tearing* through this book. Bought it 36 hours ago, and I'm already 291 pages in (out of 736)

SwedePea @CoffeeNBooks Thanks! ^_^ 1y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1y
SwedePea @RaimeyGallant thank you! 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊👋🏻 1y
SwedePea @Eggs Thank you! 1y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a fun community. I know that you will make many friends here. Enjoy yourself!🙂 13mo
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