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Violetta

Violetta

Joined April 2018

accountant and booklover from Saint-Petersburg
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The Anubis Gates | Tim Powers
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Up to #summer set of #booked2019☀️
🌴Genrebusting - The Anubis Gates by T.Powers
🌴Muslim author - A Mind at Peace by A.H.Tanpinar
🌴Book to movie - Good Omens by T.Pratchett and N.Gaiman
🌴Graphic novel - A.D.:After Death by S.Snyder
🌴Gift - Artificial Condition by M.Wells
🌴Diverse middle grade - To Night Owl From Dogfish by H.G.Sloan & M.Wolitzer

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage Hope you enjoy all of them! 2w
Cinfhen Thanks for translating the covers!!! 2w
Cinfhen Are those in Russian??? 2w
Violetta @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks a lot! 🤗 2w
Violetta @Cinfhen Yep, they are! ✨ 2w
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... and the second part! 📚
#bookhaul #TBR

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The Incal | Alexandro Jodorowsky
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Book lovers are scary people, when their last #bookhaul was almost a month before 😏
This is one of today's additions to my ever growing #TBR, including magnificent illustrated Stardust... 🧡

Violetta @Swe_Eva I've been waiting for it to be published in Russian - the art is adorable! 1mo
Swe_Eva @Violetta Gorgeous, isn‘t it! 💜 4w
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Overstory | Richard Powers
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Couldn't resist buying a physical book after Keanu Reeves recommended it in his video with puppies https://youtu.be/rOqUiXhECos 😍
The novel seems gorgeous itself, though - I've started the e-book, and got completely immersed in it from the very beginning 🌳

Erofan Wow, it's a big book! 😍 1mo
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Pickpick

It was the most dragging of the HP books so far, and was closer to 'so-so' than a 'pick'. Harry's stupidity reached the level of guys from 'Alien' movies, who stick their heads into unidentified eggs whenever possible. Though his teenage issues are quite believable, his inability to see the hint until it hits him hard in the face annoys me to great extent. The final saved the book though, making me cry my eyes out. #HPBuddyRead

AlaMich It‘s cool seeing the cover in Russian! 😊 1mo
LiterarySloth After I finished reading it, I put the book aside and was quiet. (I think I was still in high school when the book came out and finished it maybe the day or two after it was released.) I was so quiet that my mom asked me if I was okay. Safe to say I was not! 1mo
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Bookworm | Karen Emigh
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Never knew there would be so many when I started circling 😁
Hope I'd never rip a page or lose a book (especially my e-book, it's a nightmarish idea😱)
I'm not sure whether I bought books at an airport or not, but I surely bought them at railway stations and even bus stops!
And I'm certain that smb could tell me to stop reading, but come on! I'm usually absorbed in the book so much I don't hear anything 😂
#BookwormBingo @EclecticReaders

Crazeedi I have to be tapped on the shoulder or yelled at to know someone is talking to me, some would say I'm rude, but no just away in my book...😉 2mo
EclecticReaders Nice job! 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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And what do you know about eye-catching titles? 😏 (Different versions of Washington's teeth stories on the net are quite disturbing, though)
#shortstory #hugo2019

Aimeesue The truth is disturbing. The tour guides at Mount Vernon will tell you allllllll about how George got his false teeth. Yikes. It's good that they've recreated the slave quarters and are telling enslaved people's stories now though. 2mo
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Mary Stuart | Stefan Zweig
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Quite a read it was! I do like the novel itself, though Mary Stuart as a character and historical figure is all contradictory. She evokes the whole range of emotions - one moment you are angry and annoyed by her follies, the next you are already full of compassion to her miserable luck 💔 This is a breathtaking story with conspiracies, betrayals and a bit too much of 'excessive passion'.

Slajaunie Her story is an interesting one if frustrating. 2mo
Violetta @Slajaunie So true! 2mo
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The White Company: Sir Nigel | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Historical novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about Hundred Years' War were a pleasant surprise.
The White Company stands between Ivanhoe with its romanticism and flourishing eloquence, and Don Quixote, with all the grotesque and sometimes outright comedy.
The outcome - really interesting story with lots of catchy characters and a historical insight.

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1. When I keep thinking about it for a while after I've finished 💜 or when I'm completely amazed by characters and plot twists 💜 or when the writing is beautiful and great to savour
2. Bookmarks and notepads
3. The one I use to cook in a crockpot
4. Nope
5. @Erofan

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Erofan Great reasons to love books! 📚❤ 3mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗💗 2mo
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Challenges | Ben Bova
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I finally decided to put away two books I'm stuck with for winter #Booked2019 and choose the #spring set (just woke up and it's May already!👀)
6.Night-oriented - Nevernight by J.Kristoff
7.Cli-Fi - The Drowned World by J.G.Ballard
8.Indigenious author - Americanah by Ch.N.Adichie
9.Musician - The Double-Bass by P.Suskind
10.Social media - The Extremes by Ch.Priest
11.Food - Chokolat by J.Harris
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Feel free to jump around!!! Keep reading and enjoying 💕 3mo
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1. Tea 🍵
2. It depends 🤷‍♀️
3. Dogs!!! 🐕
4. Beach 🏖️
5. @Erofan, @Greenebean, @ReadWithAJ, @xxjenadanxx, @christine_reads88

@Hestapleton 😉
#summersantagoespostal
#summerthisorthat

Hestapleton Thanks for playing! ☀️ 3mo
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1. Short, but nevertheless great holiday in the countryside☀️
2. I've started The White Company by A.Conan Doyle. Never knew he wrote Ivanhoe-like historical novels, and this one seems funny and interesting 🏹
3. Friend's party🎉
4. We had a hailstorm today, and the weekend promises to be really cold❄️
5. Grilled chicken and pasta🍝
#friYAYintro @howjessreads

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During my first read of #HPseries I didn't like the books after the 3rd very much. I don't understand now what repelled me in the Goblet of Fire. It has some unexpected turns I didn't remember already, so I was shocked at least twice. It's much more serious and ambiguous with what characters do and why they do it. And there is a solid foundation for the main plot finally. So it's outright ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ after the reread!💚 #HPBuddyRead @TheReadingMermaid

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Pickpick

Solid ⭐⭐⭐⭐. This was a second go for the book - first time I bailed cause I didn't feel for it, but now I couldn't put it down and am looking forward to the second novel. The story is great, covering apocalyptic event, its consequences(with a great deal of plausible science), political and personal aspects of dealing with the grim future. Setting and main characters strongly reminded me of Hidden Figures which I love dearly. #scifi #womengotospace

Erofan Sounds interesting! 3mo
Violetta @Erofan A good chance to start reading in English, huh? 😏 3mo
Erofan @Violetta It's gonna be a long read! 📆 3mo
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My good old reader served me faithfully for more than 5 years, and it's about time to move on! 🎉 I'm still commited to PocketBook models, and this new one has smart backlight and is almost weightless.😍 I won't be able to carry it around before I buy the case, but I surely love it already! 💙💙💙 Bonus: it shouldn't be afraid of spilled coffee, not that I'm willing to check it out 😊 Guess I'm bragging, but I'm too excited not to share 🤭

Puredragonstar Congrats 🎉🎊 new reader! 😍😍😍 Harry Potter as well 💜💜💜 3mo
Violetta @Puredragonstar Thank you! 😘☺️ 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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@Erofan, thanks for the tag! 🤗 Better late than never 😁
1. Sci-fi & fantasy, big mainstream novels, (post)modernism
2. All mentioned above and classics
3. Sentimental romance and detectives
4. Definitely sci-fi and occasionally some breathtaking thriller
5. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple stories
6. Artemis by Andy Weir
7. If you haven't answered this, join the fun! 😉
@Clwojick
#BookishQuestions

Erofan Yeah! More sci-Fi TV shows and movies! 😁 3mo
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1. Charmed ?‍♀️?
2. Never had one ?‍♀️
3. Different methods, but the best is to snatch one from TBR stack that seems to be whispering "read me now" in its bookish way ?
4. Thomas Pynchon
5. Plans for the weekend, Littens??
Mine is to listen to some online courses for work and to wait for my brand new e-reader to come tomorrow✨
#friyayintro @howjessreads @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Melissa_J @emtobiasz @youneverarrived @Erofan

wanderinglynn Independent bookstore day is tomorrow, so I‘ll be hitting up some local shops! 3mo
Violetta @wanderinglynn Wonderful plans! Have a great bookshopping time! ✨ 3mo
CouronneDhiver Not sure yet. Maybe go visit the grandparents? 3mo
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Erofan "Whispering books" - sounds like a cool headline! I need to buy a birthday present for my daughter's friend this weekend! It will not be easy for me, it is difficult to surprise a twelve-year-old girl! 3mo
AsYouWish Reading!!! Although I should wait the next round of my reading challenge to start.....but that is so many days without reading....hmmmm...... 3mo
Violetta @CouronneDhiver Spending time with family is really nice! ☺️ 3mo
Violetta @Erofan Come on, doesn't Masha have some ideas? Or she dropped this on you? 🤔 3mo
QueenJen Nothing! If I get my way. 😉🥃 3mo
Erofan @Violetta Masha doesn't know what to give her friend, so we will wander around the shops together! ... And I'll be waiting for pictures of your new e-book! 😉 3mo
TheLibrarian Going to my mother-in-law‘s to celebrate her birthday. I‘m being nice and skipping independent bookstore day 😭 3mo
Violetta @AsYouWish There are always books waiting to be read :D It's great that you are keeping up with your challenge, I'm two books behind already 😅 3mo
Violetta @QueenJen That looks like a dream weekend to me 👏😁 3mo
Violetta @Erofan Then good luck with your search! I hope they really bring it tomorrow, can't wait already! 🙃 3mo
Violetta @TheLibrarian I hope you'll have a good time! It's never too late to go bookshopping, but birthdays are the different matter 😉 3mo
CoffeeNBooks My husband I are going to a charity event for children's cancer research. 3mo
xxjenadanxx Participating in #24b4monday and going to my Niece‘s volleyball game. 3mo
Violetta @CoffeeNBooks Such events surely make life better! 👍 3mo
Violetta @xxjenadanxx Have a nice day! ☀️ 3mo
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Never read Shannon's books yet, but this cover is so beautiful, even in black and white 😍 Guess I'll need a physical copy! 💸
#Fantasy #GorgeousCover

Emilymdxn I want to read this SO badly 4mo
Violetta @Emilymdxn I'm starting it now and hope I'll like it, cause I'm already in love with cover and annotation! 4mo
sudi I bought this on kindle, but i still have to read it 😊 4mo
Violetta @sudi I'm a bit scared of its volume, but it seems to be well written and interesting to read, so go for it! 😉 4mo
sudi Thanks @Violetta when someone on Litsy says a book is good then it is 😊🙌 4mo
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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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1. Aquarius ♒
2. Been promoted, though it's still in process 👩‍⚖️
3. Naked lunch - couldn't get through its crazy structure 😵
4. Gonna buy season tickets for autumn piano concerts for me and @Erofan 😘 And then try to catch up with bookish challenges 🤓
5. #Friyayintro ❤️ to @Lauram @BookwormM @DGRachel @Weaponxgirl and every other Litten! 💕
@howjessreads 😘

Lauram Thanks for the tag! 4mo
Erofan Congratulations on your promotion! 🎉🎉🎉 You're boss! 4mo
Violetta @Erofan Thanks! 😎 4mo
Weaponxgirl Thanks for the tag! Congratulations on your promotion 4mo
Violetta @Weaponxgirl Thank you! ☺️ 4mo
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Mehso-so

#UnpopularOpinion I loved the characters and was worried sick when smth bad was to happen to them, but overall impression wasn't that good.Quite a few historical inaccuracies caught my eye even though I'm not an expert. And it's hard for me to believe that such story could happen in reality.It's like a performance with lots of funny&dramatic moments, so I couldn't get serious about it #booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Violetta It's the #RemindsYouofYourHappyPlace choice 📚 4mo
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Weekenders | Mary Kay Andrews
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1. Getting over the reading slump with Gentleman in Moscow. And Ulysses, though this one doesn't help much 📚
2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which was better than I expected, but I still can't believe it snatched the Oscar from magnificent Isle of Dogs! 😒
3. Fruit or hibiscus tea and🍷on the rainy evening
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Lands of glass | Alessandro Baricco
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...I would like to see that at least once, at least sometimes — in this cursed world — someone who is looking for something would find what he lost. Just like that, so he could say to himself: I've found it, and smile a little; I lost it, and now I've found it, and such a trifle would be a real happiness. #Baricco #Italian

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The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch
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1. Tagged, and I'm half through The Magus by J. Fowles
2. I like both, but if the series is longer than trilogy, I almost never get to read it whole 😅
3. And together they walked back through the gateway to the Muggle world 🧙‍♂️

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch
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I really love it when endpapers aren't blank but show pictures or maps, and Gone World's are outstanding! 😍 I planned for a quick tea-time reading, but spent some time relishing this mesmerizing picture instead✨

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I was afraid that the dragging start (nothing new to be said about Dursleys, really) will spoil the overall impression, but it didn't. I still 💙 the series (to the point of buying the whole set of bookish phone cases😅), and The Chamber feels more like a part of big story with lots of secrets to reveal (pun almost as bad as Rowling's Slytherin-slithering, if you know what I mean) #HPBuddyRead @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Love the phone case 😍 totally awesome! 5mo
Violetta @TheReadingMermaid I've already changed it for The Prisoner, and it looks great too. Certainly will show it in the next review 😉 5mo
TheReadingMermaid Yaaaasss girl 😍😍😍 5mo
laur89 Where is that case from? 😮💕 5mo
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Magus | John Fowles
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Getting a moment of peace with coffee, zephyr and The Magus after a tedious job of cleaning radiators to prepare them for coloring 😌 After reading The Collector I thought this one will go as a page-turner too. But Magus isn't that easy to get through - the text is full of descriptions, allusions and metaphors. And a great deal of suspense too, though the pace is slow so far. #bookclub

Erofan Is that a cup that doesn't heat up? ☕ 5mo
Violetta @Erofan Yes, it has two uneven layers of glass and stays cool 😎 5mo
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This book is a great memoir about life and work of 1950th British midwife. Obviously, Worth isn't a professional writer, so the book has quite simple manner, but, at the same time, it's really heartful, curious and sometimes shocking. Looking forward to other books in the series, I certainly want to know more about favorite characters 😊 #Booked2019 #RelatedtoaPodcast @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Violetta I don't listen to podcasts though, so I just found one about the book I've been planning to read 😋 5mo
Reecaspieces One of my favs. And the tv show was super 5mo
Violetta @Reecaspieces I'm planning to watch the show soon 5mo
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Cinfhen Is that Russian?? Or am I completely off.. 5mo
Violetta @Cinfhen It's Russian edition, you are right. We have the TV-show cover, but the font is huge! The book is 600 pages long compared to 350 in English! 😲 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I have this one on my TBR shelf. Thanks for the review! And good job on finishing the prompt. 😎 5mo
Violetta @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! ☺️ I still have 3 books for winter though, so the schedule is a bit pressing 😁 5mo
Cinfhen No rush!! You can still read the prompts throughout the year!!! And it still counts towards the drawing!! 5mo
Violetta @Cinfhen I love that challenge for being so not pressing 😊, but I want to manage all the themes, so I'll try to manage. It helps that I like all the books so far 5mo
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5(!)volumes of Michael #Moorcock epic collection, which seemed abandoned by its publisher after #Elric. #Corum hit the shelves a week ago, and the second part of #Pyat series is announced. Hooray to them👏

Not to mention the beautifully drawn French graphic novel based on Elric(the red one), with the 2nd part promised in March. Isn't this happiness?!💖

Texreader Very cool! 5mo
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Rage | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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Well, that's what I call a 'typical King' - quite a good psychological thriller with Lord of the Flies allusions. The pace is good, flashbacks make it clear when the guy began drifting towards insanity, and other characters are moderately repulsive and insecure themselves. But if you've read a deal of King's books, you won't find any revelations or new themes - just the same old frustrated teenager failing to endure the dull reality

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God of Small Things | Arundhati Roy
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This book is stunningly beautiful -metaphors are so vivid you become completely immersed into the atmosphere,although it can be rather difficult to keep up with style and all those characters in the beginning. It's also really sad and hopeless, because the ragged timeline tells us immediately what awaits in the end.And not once I regretted not being able to influence the flow of events, prevent at least some of 'small things' from destroying lives

mreads Such a pretty cover ❤ 5mo
Haroon_Ishaq One of my earliest reads, love it 💕 4mo
readinginthedark This is such a difficult read, I agree. Still in the middle. 😔 4mo
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Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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I've just caught up with#INJT2019📘 I didn't have stickers at hand when I started, so I have a log in my phone now, and it's already like a little novel itself😁 I can't say I see all the plot lines yet (is that even possible??), but the conspiracy is surely beginning to outline, and I'm totally into the Incadenza family. I'm loving the translation - lots of stunningly beautiful (or terrific) images for now. @LazyDays, how are you doing?😉

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#RedReads look quite good together - maybe I should consider sorting my bookshelves by color (when I get to sorting, so to speak) 😅
#LiteraryLove @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Erofan Awesome ♥ 6mo
Violetta @Erofan 😘 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
vkois88 They're beautiful 😍 6mo
TimSpalding I love seeing all these Russian books. 4mo
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1.That might sound awful - I've struggled to the middle of the 4th part of The Song of Ice and Fire and could never move ahead. Since then I find this book series quite boring and overrated 🙄
2. Depends on the mood. I try to keep both handy 🍟🍬
3. Tatyana and Vladimir / Anastasia and Vasily
4. Disney and Soviet cartoons (still ❤️ them)
5. New York! 🗽
@howjessreads #friyayintro

Erofan The name of my grandma (dad's mom) was Anastasia too! 6mo
Slajaunie I have never seen the series or read the books. (edited) 6mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff You made it farther than I did! I ended up stopping after the first book! 6mo
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Swordheart | T Kingfisher
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Catching a cold just before the weekend is so unlucky! 🤒 But I'm glad that I started Swordheart yesterday - it's funny and engaging, I even hope for the romantic line, what I don't normally do, but the characters are just right for it 💕 A good laugh and fruit tea with honey must stop my running nose! 🍵🍯😊

LauraJ Feel better soon! 6mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon. 6mo
Victoriahoperose Feel better! Spending the weekend in bed also. Thank God for good books! 6mo
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Erofan Get well soon! 💕 I hope 🍯 will help you! 6mo
Violetta @LauraJ @cobwebmoth @Erofan Thank you so much! 🤗 6mo
Violetta @Victoriahoperose Thank you! ☺️ Hope you'll be all right soon! 💐 6mo
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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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I couldn't be more mistaken when waited for a mere old Russian #fairytaleretelling. Valente deconstructs fairy world, throws its inhabitants into bolshevik Russia, drags them (with the reader) through delirious, possessive love, death and gore of war and bitter disappointment of the last haven been torn apart. The book seemed excessive and gross at times, but it's emotionally powerful.#booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Wow!!! 6mo
Cinfhen That author sounds familiar 🤔what else has she written???? 6mo
Violetta @Cinfhen She has The Orphan's Tales (I haven't read yet, but it's a novel in two books: In the Night Garden and In the Cities of Coin and Space), the series about Fairyland (about the girl called September who is travelling around the Fairyland) and sci-fi novels Radiance and Space Opera. There must be more, but I know just this much 📚 6mo
Cinfhen Yes! That‘s the one I was thinking of....thank you 😊I‘m planning on reading this one for #pop19 6mo
Violetta @Cinfhen It's in my plans for 2019 too! It will be interesting to compare opinions 😊 6mo
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Birthdays: Beyond Cake and Ice Cream | Nikki Tate, Dani Tate-Stratton
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I've wanted that bookish night lamp for quite a long time now, but never made my mind to buy it and certainly didn't tell anyone about this wish. And my friends gave it to me yesterday as my birthday present! 💖 It looks sooooo cool! 😍

Cinfhen Awesome 6mo
tracey38 How fun! What a wonderful gift. 6mo
jenniferajanes What a great gift! (And awesome friends!) 6mo
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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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I'm looking forward to other #MissMarple books, because the 1st one turned out to be interesting, hilarious and tricked me into suspecting innocent characters while the murderer seemed not suspicious at all! 👀 I love that little town with gossiping crones and seemingly stale life, that is brimming with intrigues when you look closely! Great start of #Booked2019 #femaledetective @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Love these graphics 🧡🙌🏻😄 6mo
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Wurthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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1.I got mad with characters throughout the book🤦‍♀️
2.I eat with my colleagues, and each day one of us brings food for all 6,or we just order smth🍲
3.In highschool we used to give lectures on history to 5th-graders. As I can get a bit dyslexic when nervous, I once swapped the words crown and cow(in Russian one letter is different),making the latter quite royal.And hard they laughed😁
4.Baking bread🍞
5.Pink Deathless😎 #friyayintro @howjessreads

SailorMoon Thank you thank you thank you!!! I felt like I was almost the only person in the world to hate Whutering Heights! I HATED IT. I don't see all the romance that everyone talks about, I only see bitterness and dispise. I hated every page! 6mo
wanderinglynn @Violetta @SailorMoon I hated it too! I read it last year for a reading challenge and have NO idea why it‘s a classic. (edited) 6mo
Violetta @SailorMoon @wanderinglynn I can't say it was outright hatred, but I couldn't believe I was published after Pride and Prejudice! I love Austen's novel with adequate characters who act quite naturally. Wuthering Heights, though, had a complete set of obsessed maniacs, effeminate nobelmen and awfully stupid women. The only sane person was the narrator-maid. And I didn't find any love here, too. Only egotism and obsession 💔 6mo
wanderinglynn @Violetta @SailorMoon And a bunch of people in dire need of therapy. 6mo
brandymuses I love how many people are hating Wuthering Heights today. 6mo
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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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It's my first book by Agatha Christie, but I'm already laughing out loud over such quotes:
'There is no detective in England equal to a spinster lady of uncertain age with plenty of time on her hands' 😂 And how relevant! 🕵️‍♀️
#booked2019 #femaledetective
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Love everything about this post ❣️ 6mo
Violetta @Cinfhen Thanks! ✨ 6mo
Christine11 This illustration is adorable! 6mo
OriginalCyn620 I plan to read this for the same prompt. Glad to hear you‘re enjoying it! 6mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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A 'small' January #bookhaul is finally here to make one more #TBR stack 🧡

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It was a surprise for me just how much I 💖 #HPseries even though I never considered myself a fan. Time to start being one, then✨ The 1st book is still enchanting, exciting and moving, and even more charming than I remember from my childhood read. Looking forward to number 2 next month, and big thanks to @TheReadingMermaid for a magical #HPBuddyRead!

TheReadingMermaid You are most welcome sweetheart. I am so glad you enjoyed it. I did too, much more than I thought I would have 😄 6mo
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Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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I finally got my hands on Russian translation of #InfiniteJest 🤩 Now let's find out how many years will pass till I get to read at least one of them 😁
#bookhaul #TBR
UPD: #INJT2019 @LazyDays
Seems it won't take that long 🤓

tournevis snort snort snort snort 6mo
Violetta @tournevis Have you read this one? 😅 6mo
LazyDays 🙌🎉 6mo
tournevis @Violetta I have and I have detested it with firery intensity. 6mo
Violetta @tournevis That's a pity. But all the more interesting to read myself, after I've seen quite a lot of different opinions! 6mo
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That's quite disappointing #2018stats compared to my usual 75 per year 🤔
#2019readingchallenge will be 50, and I hope being busy with work, social activities and repairing our apartment won't affect my reading plans dramatically (including 2 #Litsychallenge🤓). TBR won't become smaller by itself! 📚 😁

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Pickpick

First #bookclub read of the year turned out unexpectedly good. It's a story of progressive #insanity, caused by drugs and alcohol, written in satirical, sometimes even humorous manner. Conspiracies that Gilbert developed in his imagination were funny, but also creepy, when he wandered too far from reality. I was surprised to find out that this novel is autobiographical. Clear 5🌟
#British

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Mortal Coils | Eric Nylund
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Happy #NewYear's reading to all! 🎄🎇🎉

Crazeedi Its what I plan to do new years eve and day! In between a couple football games. If they're boring, I'm going to try to read 2 books at least! 7mo
Violetta @Crazeedi Wow! That's a great plan! 🤩 7mo
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Violetta
A Winter in Stockholm | Agneta Pleijel
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Panpan

This was our #bookclub #NewYear's Eve choice, but it had neither X-mas spirit nor winter mood. Just a poorly written #psychoanalysis of one unhappy woman. Her problems with parents, men and self esteem are relevant, but the character is awfully annoying. The end was satisfying though - it seemed she broke the vicious circle.
#WinterWonderland #CrystalDays @Cinfhen @TrishB
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Violetta In the pic: snow crystals on the birch branches in one of St-Petersburg suburbs. Our winter now is more elaborate, then the book's one❄️ 7mo
TrishB Nice summary 👍🏻 even if you didn‘t enjoy the book! 7mo
Cinfhen Love the photo and the review 7mo
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The Art of Brom | Brom, Arnie Fenner, John Fleskes
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This gorgeous #Brom deserves a personal post! 😍 I just can't let it out of my hands - it's one of the most beautifully designed art books in my collection, not to mention Brom's works are fantastic themselves! 🖤🖤🖤 #bookhaul

Erofan Magnificent book! 😍 7mo
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December #bookhaul: C. S. Lewis, Christopher Priest, Peter Watts, J. M. Coetzee and Jay Cristoff, all long awaited 💖

Erofan "Autumn in St. Petersburg" - is this book about Russian St. Petersburg? 7mo
Kimzey I love seeing these covers! 7mo
Violetta @Erofan It's about Fyodor Dostoevsky who comes to St. Petersburg from abroad and is wandering around, meeting his future novels' characters. I think that must be interesting, especially from a foreign author! 7mo
Violetta @Erofan I've just found out that it's called The Master of Petersburg. Just where did the translator get an 'autumn' from? 🤷‍♀️ 7mo
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The Arctic Incident | Eoin Colfer
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"The Gulf of Kola was not a place you wanted to be after September, especially not Murmansk. In Murmansk, even the polar bears wore scarves. Nowhere was colder, except perhaps Norilsk"❄️

This is such a great start for the novel. I still remember the quote although I've read those Artemis Fowl books in my school days. Hooray for bears wearing scarves!?#babyitscoldoutside #WinterWonderland @Cinfhen @TrishB

TrishB Brrrr 🥶🥶 7mo
julesG Now I'm shivering from reading this. 7mo
Violetta @TrishB @julesG Colfer surely hits the point here, but there're polar lights to make up for the cold 🌌 7mo
Cinfhen Fun!!!! 7mo
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