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Vinjii

Vinjii

Joined August 2016

LibraryThing member Vinjii

I blog at https://www.booksinblankets.com | @Vinjii | 👭 | I write, read, edit, train dogs and cook. http://www.goodreads.com/vinjii
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Limited Wish | Mark Lawrence
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Next up is Limited Wish. The first one One Word Kill was excellent. A D&D 80‘s nostalgia time travel story! Highly recommended.

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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress | Robert A. Heinlein
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When your gf tries to cheer you up and comes home with a new book ❤️

kelseynicburke Cool title and cover 6d
kelseynicburke Also she sounds like a keeper! 6d
Vinjii @kelseynicburke Yes ❤️ 6d
HOTPock3tt So sweet!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 6d
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Children of Ruin | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Children of Ruin is the sequel to Children of Time. A novel that won the Arthur C. Clarke award in 2016. Adrian Tchaikovsky is a gifted writer and his thought experiments are fascinating. Children of Time: A ship sets out to land on a terraformed planet, ready for us humans. Only when we arrive, life is already there.

The sequel is just as magnificent! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CouronneDhiver Shark! 1w
Louise Lovely pooch! 💕🐾 1w
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Castle of Wizardry | David Eddings
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I don‘t think Blue appreciates being a book stand. I‘m reading book four of the Belgariad #fantasy a heartwarming old style classic fantasy series.

TheSpineView I remember reading that once years ago and loving it. 💜 2w
Reviewsbylola Your dog is so beautiful! 2w
Vinjii @Reviewsbylola Thank you ❤️ 2w
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Empire in Black and Gold | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Lola is reading as well #dogsoflitsy

Shadows of the Apt is a great epic fantasy series written by Adrian Tchaikovsky.

It spans 10 books and instead of having familiar #fantasy creatures like orcs and dwarves, this one has insect-kinden. Each species shares the characteristics of their respective insect.

We‘ve got hardworking ants, brilliant mantis fighters, stubborn and sturdy beetles, etc. And then one day the wasps attack....

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TobeyTheScavengerMonk This series rules so hard! 2w
Vinjii @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m on book 3 and can‘t wait to see where it goes ❤️ 2w
wanderinglynn Lola looks like she‘s really into the story! ❤️🐶 2w
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Veteran | Gavin G. Smith
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According to my gf this one is a bit like the video game Deus Ex which she loves #sciencefiction

She also may need new glasses 🤔

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A bit late but life has been crazy busy lately.

Red Sister is an amazing first book in a fantasy trilogy with a kick-ass female character.

And The Quiet at the End of the World is a wonderful science fiction book with an apocalypse. But it‘s hopeful, light and I recommend it to fans of Station Eleven.

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Fingersmith | Sarah Waters
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A present from my other half that I adore. So thoughtful and filled with my all-time favourite books ❤️

Mitch That‘s sooo lovely ❤️ 2w
julesG Lovely. Wonderful idea. 2w
Vinjii @julesG I didn‘t expect it and was very much 😱😱😱❤️ 2w
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Vinjii @Mitch 😍 2w
Oryx Love this! 2w
rretzler Very nice! 💕 2w
Moray_Reads How lovely! 2w
JoScho This is wonderful 🖤 2w
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 1w
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My first #WyrdandWonder read.

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Grey Sister | Mark Lawrence
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I‘m almost done with my re-read. It‘s a fantastic fantasy series by Mark Lawrence about a young girl growing up as a deadly nun in a convent. There‘s lots of magic, fights and a marvellous story. If you‘re into #fantasy give the Mark Lawrence Ancestor series a shot.

Using this to share my two dogs on a walk this weekend #dogsoflitsy

BethM 😍😍 4w
rretzler 💕Adorable! 4w
Texreader They behaved so well for the picture! So cute!! 4w
Crazeedi I love your puppies!!🐶🐶 4w
Vinjii @BethM @rretzler @Texreader @Crazeedi The things they do for a treat 😂 thanks ❤️ 4w
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Circe is next but I also plan to read Gene Wolfe soon.

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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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And here‘s my #sffs from @jenniferw88 and I love love love it. Can‘t wait to read the books ❤️ and thank you for the lovely card. I will add the series you recommended to my list. It sounds super intriguing!

Edit: because I forgot to tag @Avanders — I am terrible.

jenniferw88 😊 glad you like everything! Thought you might appreciate a shorter book after Golem and the Jinni! 1mo
Vinjii @jenniferw88 I didn‘t know it was this long 😂😂😱 1mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Preparing for May and the #WyrdandWonder challenge organised by @imyril among others who are possibly not on Litsy. If I don‘t start preparing photos soon I‘ll fall off the wagon halfway through. As usual.

BookwormAHN This sounds like fun. I'll join in 🐉 1mo
imyril @BookwormAHN yay! 🔥🐲📚⚔️❤️ 1mo
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The Blade Itself | Joe Abercrombie
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Half reading, half working on my third in a series of five post apocalyptic novellas.

The novel is #fantasy and so far a lot of fun.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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New book brought in by my gf because I had a headache ❤️ and my less photogenic dog.

Did you know shelters in the U.K. struggle to find homes for black animals because they don‘t instagram well? 😱🤦‍♀️🙈

Lola doesn‘t instagram well but I love her anyway 😂

akckitty Wow .... That was a sentence I'd never expect to see. That just breaks my heart. I never thought that'd be a legitimate concern. However, SHAME on people for just adopting animals for their Instagrams as well. 1mo
akckitty They don't deserve Lola ;) 1mo
Vinjii @akckitty right? I have never entered a shelter thinking which one will make me famous? Appalling! Lola is the best ❤️ 1mo
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Mitch That makes me want to home with love every black haired beauty xxxx 1mo
emmalouise1 I have this book arriving today :) also Lola is lucky to have you I think it's so bad people will only adopt animals that suit their social media status I'd have them all :) xxx 1mo
Cortg I did read recently read that the adoption rate for black dogs is much lower than any other color. Maybe my next rescue pup will be black. Lola is a cutie! (edited) 1mo
Vinjii @Cortg 😰 And thank you 😊 1mo
Vinjii @emmalouise1 I hope you enjoy the book 😍 1mo
Vinjii @Mitch me too! But I‘m running out of space! 1mo
Crazeedi Get well soon! Beautiful fur friend! 1mo
TheLibrarian That‘s terrible 😡 I know black cats have a lower adoption rate due to superstition. People are cruel and should want to adopt no matter what. Lola is adorable btw!! 1mo
Vinjii @TheLibrarian Oh yes the superstition thing is bad 😰 1mo
Vinjii @Crazeedi headache left, thank you! 1mo
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Blood of the Mantis | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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New book arrived. Digging into this one soon. I love when there‘s book post dropping through my door.

tpixie Pretty puppy! #DogsOfLitsy 1mo
KarenUK Those Aussie faces just get me! Soooo beautiful 😍💕🐶 1mo
AlaMich 🐶❤️ 1mo
wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️🐶 1mo
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Pushing Ice | Alastair Reynolds
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For once science fiction and not fantasy. My gf‘s favourite Alastair Reynolds novel, hence my decision to finally give it a go. It‘s a fantastic concept, spans decades and has an epic scope. Characters are somewhat unlikeable, deeply flawed and I was totally engrossed in the plot.

One day, one of Jupiter‘s moons takes off and flies away. An alien ship had hidden in our solar system and now we‘re pursuing...

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My recent tbr pile.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I made my gf wrap things for #sffs and then we ran out of normal paper so there‘s some Christmas paper happening. Whoops. Talk about an unwanted theme added to a swap 🙈

Avanders Love the paper 😁 Has your package been sent? ☺️ 1mo
Vinjii @Avanders Yes. It went off to @TCLinrow via Royal Mail first class last Monday 👍 hopefully will arrive safely. 1mo
Avanders @Vinjii yay!! 💃🏽💃🏽 1mo
TCLinrow It arrived yesterday 😊 1mo
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One Word Kill | Mark Lawrence
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What a fantastic beginning #firstlines

I feel like I‘ll probably read this through in one go.

rretzler I picked this one too. 2mo
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Magician's Gambit | David Eddings
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Still loving this series a lot. Just comforting classic #fantasy like sipping hot chocolate on a cold winter day.

Also, Blue loves his shark #dogsoflitsy

Crazeedi Your puppy is beautiful 🐶💖 2mo
Vinjii @Crazeedi thank you 😍 2mo
chapter_fifty2017 One of the best fantasy series ever!! 🤣 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Wohoo. I received my #sffs package and now the waiting begin.

Thank you @jenniferw88

jenniferw88 Glad it arrived! You'll need scissors to open it lol! 2mo
Vinjii @jenniferw88 I've got them ready :D 2mo
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Holy Sister | Mark Lawrence
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I can‘t wait to read these.

I was at the Birmingham MCM convention this weekend and it was amazing.

Hope everyone is having a good start into the week.

TrishB I can‘t wait for these either!! 2mo
Vinjii @TrishB 💃 💕 2mo
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This is a Jane Austen type fantasy. Humorous prose, filled with wit and social commentary. If you loved Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, you will like this! #fantasy

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Dragonfly Falling | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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The morning was joyless for him, as mornings always were.

#firstlines and this one is gold 😍

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Instead of reading we‘re playing a board game.

Edited to add: there‘s no board but it‘s definitely a game.

wordzie 😎 3mo
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Never Die | Rob J. Hayes
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Touch was a wonderful thriller with an interesting premise. Empire in Black and Gold is a first in a ten book epic fantasy series and I can‘t wait to read the rest.
Never Die is fast paced action fantasy and I highly recommend it.

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Empire in Black and Gold | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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He had his teeth cleaned today and is now feeling sorry for himself / sleeping off the anaesthesia while I read my fantasy book.

RubyRed Poor baby 3mo
TheSpineView Pitiful!🙃 3mo
Vinjii He feels very sorry for himself @TheSpineView @LynBee33 3mo
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TheSpineView I can see that! But they are babies after all... fur babies! 3mo
AlaMich Awww! He deserves extra treats, though maybe soft ones...🐶❤️ 3mo
Aussie4paws Pretty Aussie 3mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m 5 books into the Shadows of the Apt and this series is A++! I‘m just starting a book by him from a different series. 3mo
Vinjii @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I love his work ❤️ 3mo
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Touch | Claire North
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Her descriptions are so vivid and the premise of this book: being able to switch into someone‘s body by touching them is so clever.

Zelma That sounds really good! 3mo
Vinjii @Zelma I‘m having so much fun with this one 😍 3mo
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Stormwarden | Janny Wurts
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Look what I‘ve just received in the post! No not the dog 😂 now to finish writing today‘s chapter, make myself another coffee, then read some #fantasy

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Empire in Black and Gold | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Because I need a new series #fantasy and here we‘ve got ten books finished about humans that are different because they‘re insect-kinden. There‘s wasp people and ant people and bug people and I find the premise intriguing.

KarenUK Awww...... Shepherds are just the prettiest 😍💕 3mo
Vinjii @KarenUK ❤️😍 3mo
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Ballet Shoes | Noel Streatfeild
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Apparently my gf‘s favourite childhood book, so I guess I‘ll have to read and find out why.

AJBowers I have this to read to my girls!! I can't wait 3mo
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Touch | Claire North
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My next read. A break from all the traditional fantasy. What if you could transfer into someone else‘s body by touching them?

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Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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My favourite reads this January 😍 All three are fantasy. Two from back in the day, and The Wicked King just came out and is a YA fantasy with fairies.

Also look at how pretty my frosted garden looks 😊

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Titus Groan | Mervyn Peake
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Taking notes to write an article about this book next month.

“Like a vast spider suspended by a metal chord, a candelabrum presided over the room nine feet above the floor boards.”

Do you annotate books? Do you take notes on a separate piece of paper? Or do you never take notes?

BarbaraBB What do you think of this book? 4mo
Vinjii @BarbaraBB Intriguing so far. Bizarre. Well written. Not sure yet what to make of the plot. 4mo
BarbaraBB I keep hesitating if I should read it or not! 4mo
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Vinjii @BarbaraBB Let me come back to you in a few hundred pages 👍 4mo
BarbaraBB 👍 4mo
Litsi It‘s a read for me. Or you can listen to it on Scribd. 4mo
Vinjii @BarbaraBB Ok. So not much happens in the first few hundred pages. If you enjoy a gothic setting. Humorous British descriptions. And a slow pace it‘s for you. It picks up about halfway through but I don‘t think this is one you read for the story but for the character portraits, setting and atmosphere. If that doesn‘t appeal, don‘t bother. 3mo
BarbaraBB Thanks so much for this update. I think I‘ll pass for now! Are you going to read the next instalment? 3mo
Vinjii @BarbaraBB I stupidly promised an editor a review / article of the entire trilogy. I‘m currently watching the BBC adaptation while reading book 2 and 3. It‘s all very weird. 3mo
BarbaraBB Oh wow, That‘s quite a task! Good luck. I hope you‘ll end up liking it! 3mo
Litsi Please let me know when you finish the article. I find this book fascinating. 3mo
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Night time reading in bed with my owl hot water bottle because damn it‘s cold.

Anyone else? 😊

Well-ReadNeck 😆🦉 4mo
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Stormwarden | Janny Wurts
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Stormwarden by Janny Wurts is an amazing fantasy from the 80‘s. I seem to really enjoy the old stuff #fantasy

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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We went to the vet this morning for annual booster vaccination and she does not like me. However, I love this book

CoffeeNBooks Cute pup! 4mo
Vinjii @CoffeeNBooks thank you 😊 4mo
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Pawn of Prophecy | David Eddings
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Some old-fashioned fantasy for the weekend. I hope everyone is well. Trying to figure out what to eat currently...I‘m hungry for bad food 😂

Pogue I love David Eddings. His worlds are amazing. 4mo
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Empire of Sand | Tasha Suri
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When you have a dog and also read so you use him as a book stand to make a photo for social media, and he is not impressed by any of it... #weekendread #fantasy

TrishB Awww 🐶💕 4mo
TheSpineView He makes a lovely model! 💜🐾 4mo
Kaye Beautiful pup 4mo
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LauraBeth What a cutie 😍 4mo
Vinjii @TheSpineView @TrishB @kaye @LauraBeth He knows, he knows 😂😍😊🙏 (edited) 4mo
Slajaunie Sweet baby! 💙💙💙 4mo
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Gormenghast Novels | Mervyn Peake
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Will I like this beast?

Soubhiville Creepy cover! 4mo
RowReads1 🤷🏻‍♀️Very heavy on the descriptions. I love it! 4mo
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The Earthsea Quartet | Ursula K. Le Guin
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I wasn‘t feeling well so my other half surprised me with a book ❤️

ju.ca.no How nice😍 4mo
Chrissyreadit Gorgeous cover! 4mo
UwannaPublishme Hope you‘re feeling better! 4mo
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Stormwarden | Janny Wurts
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Book delivery 🙌 #fantasy — I‘m always happy when new books arrive.

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Best. Christmas. Gift. Ever.

Always ❤️💔

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Treason's Shore | Sherwood Smith
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Inda is a fantastic #fantasy series that I highly recommend to any fantasy fan who likes strong female characters and coming of age elements and betrayal, pirates and battles. The first volume is: Inda by Sherwood Smith! 😍

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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Perhaps this is too hard a read for January? Any Woolf fans?

ephemeralwaltz I've only read To The Lighthouse and I found it so beautiful but she is a slow read!! I'm interested in reading your thoughts on this one whenever you finish it :) 5mo
Moray_Reads I love her with all my heart but you have to be in the mood to give it all of your attention. It's best savoured slowly if you can 5mo
Samplergal I‘d love to join in, but I‘m a bit more free February or March. I agree... slowly savored is best with Virginia. 5mo
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Vinjii @ephemeralwaltz I‘ve got the Lighthouse on my list 👍 5mo
Vinjii @Moray_Reads Ok, will go slow! I think that‘s the important part here. 5mo
Vinjii @Samplergal I‘m often someone who reads too fast so that‘s definitely important to remember. 5mo
Moray_Reads @Vinjii it's worth it. And if you enjoy it I highly recommend 5mo
nudibranch 中文!! ❤ 5mo
Vinjii @Moray_Reads I have seen and read The Hours. It seemed easier than to start with Woolf 😂 5mo
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As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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Look at my shiny new Kindle case. Purple 🥰😍 and now to read some Faulkner while taking a break from writing.

BookishMarginalia I have that case! (I love it!) 5mo
Vinjii @BookishMarginalia It‘s so pretty 😍 5mo
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Ironclads | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Mehso-so

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ I love Tchaikovsky‘s work but couldn‘t connect to this one like I wanted to. Onwards.

Happy 2019 to everyone!

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The Gutter Prayer | Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
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This just dropped through the door and I‘m so happy to get my hands on it. I‘m just a little #fantasy fan who loves books far too much.

Now, to do all of my Christmas shopping so I can snuggle into the sofa with dogs, books and a glass of whisky.

I hope everyone has an amazing day.

kamoorephoto I‘m so jealous!! On my ARC wishlist, this one!! 5mo
Vinjii @kamoorephoto I have been happy dancing all morning. 5mo
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Armored Saint | Myke Cole
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Reading with a cup of coffee and a fluffy dog. 9 books to go to hit my Goodreads challenge.

Wow, what a tense opening chapter this book has!

ephemeralwaltz You can do it! 5mo
Vinjii @ephemeralwaltz Thank you. I hope 🤞 5mo
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