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Velvetsun

Velvetsun

Joined September 2016

Voracious Reader. Discworld Fangirl. Ravenclaw. Ninja. http://ravingbookaddict.blogspot.com
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The Dry by Jane Harper
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The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
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The Luminous Dead: A Novel | Caitlin Starling
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I haven‘t been reading very much lately. It‘s mainly been because of a combination of work stress and diamond painting addiction. But I just got these new releases and feel like it might be time to dive into something new.

Which one should I read first?

BookHoarder32 Aurora Rising 🚀 1mo
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Springtime on the back deck.

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The Last Mile | David Baldacci
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My audiobook and a diamond painting. A perfect Saturday. 😊

Karkar Do you like diamond painting? I looked at a couple of them, but had never heard of anyone doing them. 2mo
Velvetsun @Karkar I love diamond painting. It‘s helped a lot with my stress and anxiety. 😊 2mo
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The Truth | Terry Pratchett
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Book mail earlier in the week. ❤️. #botm

PSreads73 My choices are nearly identical. Just substitute Queenie with Daisy Jones & The Six. It took me longer to decide this month. All the choices sounded very good. 3mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Work has been so crazy this past week, I forgot to post pics of these gorgeous books I received on Tuesday. 😍

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Anna and the Apocalypse | Katharine Turner, Barry Waldo
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After finishing a truly terrible book, thought I‘d go for something silly on audio.
#unpopularopinions

akckitty Well this is true.... This book is truly silly. I just finished this the other day! 4mo
Bookzombie I thought the movie was fun and have the book on hold at my library. I also listened to the soundtrack yesterday. 🙂 4mo
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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So happy I decided to do a re read of this series. I‘m enjoying it even more this time.

mcipher Have you some the audio? I keep hearing it‘s amazing. My someday re-read plan is a combo (same for my next Harry Potter re-read!) 4mo
Velvetsun @mcipher I haven‘t heard the audio, but I also heard it was great. 4mo
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Super excited to be approved for this. I‘m a total True Crime junkie and hopefully this will be up my alley. #netgalley 🤓

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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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Books...books...and more books.
My favorite sight in the world. 🤓
#bookmail. #bookhaul

Mdargusch 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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Mini #bookhaul Part 1.

What should I read first?!?!

peaknit I liked both Wolves and Eleanor! 4mo
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CoffeeNBooks Eleanor! 4mo
Robothugs Tagged book is one of my favorites. ♥️ 4mo
Hollie Tell the Wolves I‘m Home 4mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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Unexpected snow day from work, allows me to read more of this fantastic book. 💙

jpmcwisemorgan I want to read this one! 4mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Next up. 🤓📖

Lovesbooks87 Just finished it. It was amazing! Hope you enjoy it! 4mo
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Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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After a crazy week, I can‘t wait to get started on this.
The hype surrounding it is bonkers.

4thhouseontheleft Parks and Rec! 😍😍😍 4mo
Velvetsun @4thhouseontheleft Yes! My go to when I‘ve had a crappy day at work. ❤️ 4mo
Reviewsbylola I want to read this one! 4mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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For the first time, I‘m SUPER excited for all of my #botm picks. 🤓
#FebruaryPicks

TheBookStacker My box is taking forever! 4mo
Velvetsun @TheBookStacker I feel you. Plus, My box arrived all torn up. Thankfully the books weren‘t damaged. 4mo
hermyknee @TheBookStacker @Velvetsun my book is taking forever, too! I‘m really disappointed because today is the release day for the book I chose (The Winter Sister). Thank goodness I didn‘t pick On The Come Up - I would be so mad if I didn‘t have it today! As it is, I preordered it on audible so I had it as soon as I woke up today! But, my #botm tracking says my pick ISN‘T EVEN AT USPS YET. 😐😑 (edited) 4mo
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TheBookStacker I am almost done with the silent patient, it‘s very good! 4mo
laurenslibrary Sometimes my tracking says its still "in route to usps" and then it will update a few hours later and say its being delivered the next day. I'm not complaining, I just don't think the tracking is reliable. ? 4mo
laurenslibrary Also I heard one of the books sold out real quick.. like it was gone the night of 1/31. 4mo
Velvetsun @laurenslibrary The Silent Patient sold out, I think. It‘s not listed on the site right now. 4mo
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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Lazy Saturday night. 🤓📖

JoScho The best kind of Saturday night 5mo
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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I have tried so hard to wait to start this series until it was completed...I hate waiting a year+ between books.
But, with the last book coming out in a couple of months I think it‘s finally time to do this.
#KristoffLove

Ddzmini I bought the second one yesterday and can‘t wait to read it but I‘m reading “The Red Book” now and can‘t put that down 👀📖 so it has to wait nail biting time but I‘m loving it 📚😋🤣🤣🤣 5mo
julesG That's exactly why I started this a few days ago. 5mo
Velvetsun @julesG How do you like it? 5mo
julesG Started this as audiobook and like it, but I'm going to switch to the ebook. I kept checking Google books because it was slightly confusing with flashbacks and such. 5mo
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I think it‘s time for a re read of my favorite book of all time.
💙📖❤️

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Brutal Telling | Louise Penny
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10 books - not bad considering it got off to a slow start.

My favorite read of the month is the tagged book.

Least favorite was The Immortalists. Pretty much hated that one. 😆

Cinfhen I really really liked The Immortalists 😲 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some great reads! 📚💕 5mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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A longer list has been posted on the #botm website. Wonder how many are accurate for February or March. 🤔

Tnovo Guilded Wolves, Enchante, and small fry already showing as sold out 🤬, how is that possible already. 5mo
felinesandfiction @Tnovo its a glitch. They are in the process of getting everything set up. 5mo
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The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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After just finishing a really depressing book, I‘m having a hard time figuring out what to read next. So, I‘m going to give this ARC by one of my very favorite authors a try. 🤓📖

jillannjohn This looks really good! 5mo
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Brutal Telling | Louise Penny
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Well, that was dark and depressing.
But still the best book in the series so far.

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Saved | Edward Bond
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Same!!! 🙌🏻📚 5mo
Pamwurtzler Same here! 5mo
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Excited to start this one. 😊

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CoverToCoverGirl ❤️😊 5mo
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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Thanks for the giveaway!
@Lel2403 🤓

Check out her feed for the original post.

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Sirens | Joseph Knox
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The post Infinite Jest book hangover is still lingering (I‘ve yet to finish a book this month), so I‘ve decided to try something by a new-to-me author. Here‘s hoping this will be the one that kick starts my reading for 2019.

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#botm day. 🤓📖

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Out of work until Tuesday with a pinched nerve.
Trying to focus on my book, but it‘s a challenge when I can‘t get comfortable. 😒

DGRachel Ugh. Feel better soon! 6mo
readordierachel Oh no! Hope you're feeling better soon! 6mo
BiblioLitten Love the bookmark! Feel better soon💕 6mo
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Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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Am I crazy for wanting to read this all over again, even though I just finished it last week?!
Yes. Yes I am. 😆😬😬
@LazyDays #INJT2019

LazyDays 🙌😊🤣 6mo
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The Year in Review | Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
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❤️📖🤓

Reggie Great Job!! 6mo
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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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Finished.
So sad it‘s over. I‘m going to miss these characters so much. 😢

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#BookishRewind2018

My top 3 books I read in 2018.
They each made a profound impact on me in different, but unforgettable ways and I could gush about them for hours.

All 3 are now on my Top 5 favorite books of all time list.

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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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🤓📖💙

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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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How I‘m spending my day off.

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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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It‘s Looking a bit battered, but so far I‘m 430 pages into this beast and feeling quite accomplished. 💙📖🤓

Becker Impressive- I‘m saving this one for my retirement. 6mo
Karkar I am a bit scared of this one .... it sits on my shelf and looks pretty 😮 6mo
LazyDays Keep it up!🎉🎉 6mo
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Incandenza @Karkar It‘s super worth getting into. Starts off a bit challenging, but gets way interesting. 6mo
Velvetsun @Incandenza Agreed. I‘m almost finished with it, and I find myself sad thinking about saying goodbye these characters. Btw...love your username. 😊 6mo
Incandenza @Velvetsun Thank you, I‘m in love with the book so thought I‘d tie in some bit of homage. Luckily I‘m only 600 pages into this leviathan, so I won‘t be saying goodbye for a while. 6mo
Velvetsun @Incandenza It‘s such a wonder of a book. Once I got about 75 pages in, I was all in. I love that some of the footnotes have footnotes. Everything about it is brilliant and unique. 6mo
Incandenza @Velvetsun It makes you work, and I love it. (edited) 6mo
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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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Afternoon reading by the Christmas tree. 🤓📖

ephemeralwaltz Lovely! 6mo
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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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Borrowed from Tumblr. Because this is me right now. 😆📖🤓

LazyDays 😄😄👏 6mo
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Book mail makes me happy. 🤓📖

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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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After struggling with this book for over a year, I have slowly but surely fallen in love. With the storytelling. With the weirdness, with the sheer beauty of the writing.

PS anyone know where I can find this version of the book?!?! I love this cover.

Moray_Reads This cover is fantastic. And the book is brilliantly surreal 6mo
AshleyHoss820 That IS a cool cover! And I lived in this book when I read it! Once I let go of trying to make everything make sense and just enjoyed the ride, it became one of my favorite reads. 😊😊😊 6mo
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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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I have attempted to read this book so many times and have yet to make it to 100 pages.
It‘s so dense and intimidating....but I keep trying.
#readingresolutions #bookgoals

TrishB I admire your persistence! 7mo
Reviewsbylola I think @britt_brooke loved this one. 7mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola You‘re right! It‘s an all time favorite, but it is SO dense. I‘m not sure I would‘ve gotten through it if not for the buddy read here. 7mo
Velvetsun @britt_brooke I did the buddy read, but fell so far behind I gave up. Wish I had stuck with it since having people to talk about the story would have probably helped me get through it. 7mo
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The Shuddering | Ania Ahlborn
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Starting my 3rd Anita Ahlborn book of the week. This woman knows how to write horror.
I tried to read this last year but couldn‘t get into it. Hopefully I have better luck this time.
😊🤓📖📕

Reggie Awwww man, I always think of the first death in here because that man thinks of his wife in her wedding dress as he‘s being devoured. Hope you get into it and like it. 7mo
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Almost 500 kindle books on sale for Cyber Monday and I did not buy one of them.
There‘s a first time for everything I guess.
😳😳😳😳

Caterina Same, there weren't any I wanted! 7mo
Well-ReadNeck Me, too. 7mo
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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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This book is like a Lifetime movie.
Everything is over the top dramatic and the characters are not very realistic.
I must be missing something, because most people love this book...for me so far, it‘s been a bit cray cray. 😳🤪😟

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Didn‘t think I‘d do it this year. I might have to drop my goal down a bit next year to allow for all the reading slumps I inevitably fall into.
#readingchallenge

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! Good for you! 7mo
laurenbescoby Wowza! Congrats!! 7mo
julesG 👏👏👏 7mo
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Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 7mo
Nebklvr Great job!! 7mo
JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 7mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 7mo
Hooked_on_books Nice job! 7mo
sprainedbrain That is awesome!! 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
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Going Postal | Stephan Jaramillo
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I am so fed up with the USPS. I can‘t tell you how many times I have had to deal with late packages. And this one in particular is really annoying because they delivered other mail including another package. 😒😒😒😒

Avanders 😖😖 so frustrating 7mo
Burghbookaddict They've done this garbage to me, too!! They said my mailbox was blocked so they couldn't deliver a package, but they delivered the actual mail that day just fine. LIES! 7mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Listened to this as an audiobook....which is definitely the best way to go. Phoebe adds a bunch of extras to the audio version, and just listening to her tell stories is a joy. I will read/listen to anything she does. Definitely in my top favorites of the year.

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Not book related, but....So nice to see my usually quiet polling place have several people in line to vote this afternoon. 👍🏻😬🇺🇸

vivastory Yes! 🙌👏🤘 The turn out at my polling place is what it is for a presidential election. 7mo
Reviewsbylola Mine was much busier than I expected too! 7mo
Velvetsun @vivastory The workers said today has seen a much larger turn out than for the last presidential election. 👍🏻 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl 👏👏👏 7mo
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