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Xeroaa13

Xeroaa13

Joined December 2017

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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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Movie Star 1 by Alex Cartier
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Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
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The War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Last day of #holiday at the seaside - but at least I have a nice book to keep me company (and a bit of a sunburn)

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I love Harry Potter, but fictional characters cannot be stated as valid examples for thesis in real-life psychology studies and books!

knittedgnome Haha! But why?!? Lol 4y
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I am so sorry about this sentence I am casting, this was a book I so much anticipated reading and... It turned out to be such a disappointment! I don't disagree with the thesis, but the writing style (too much self-centred and enthusiastic) and the lack of data are preventing me from liking this book.

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin | Louis de Bernieres
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At the seaside after a long break from social media #backtolitsy #holiday #1000beforeyoudie

Andrew65 Looks good! 4y
Xeroaa13 It does :) both the sea and the read are amazing :) 4y
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A random book on a random day. Let‘s add some German into this reading list. Also, this Diary of an Hamster is so deep and hilarious!!

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The Club Dumas | Arturo Perez-Reverte, Sonia Soto
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Just finished this book - I couldn't put it down. Mystery, feuilleton and unexpected villain(s?). #mystery #spanishreads

GarthRanzz I loved this book! Have you ever seen the movie version, The Ninth Gate? 5y
CarolynM My husband loves this guy's books. I'll have to tell him about the movie @GarthRanzz 5y
Xeroaa13 @GarthRanzz No, I did not see the movie, but it is from Roman Polanski with Johnny Depp, I should give a try! @CarolynM does your husband recommend another one of this author's books? 5y
CarolynM He says this one is his favourite 5y
Xeroaa13 Thanks @CarolynM ! I will research it :) I have the Fencing master in ebook format. Any thoughts on it? 5y
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Tatiana & Alexander | Paullina Simons
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I fell for it again. I hoped that the second book could give me the thrill of the first one, but I was disappointed. First of all the pace is slow, with too many flashbacks and digressions. I am not a fan of straight-to-the-point books, but here we had too many reminiscences of the past. In addition, I don't understand how the characters did not evolve: I wanted more of Tatiana and Alexander, but I read a book of strangers. stick to the first one.

KateFulfordAuthor Second novels can be like that. If you want deeper characters & a page turning plot, may I recommend my debut? 5y
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I took some days off to travel the Netherlands and Belgium. Lively places, lovely people and amazing food ;) A very nice bookshop owner even gave me a book in Dutch!! I think I will start a city readathon... Need ideas to plot it :) #travel #travellinglitten #books #internationalbooks

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Three weeks left to my half marathon. Proud of the result considering the extremely hot weather in Luxembourg! I could only be motivated to do it thanks to the tagged book #5k #sundayrun #irunsoicanreadmore

Swe_Eva Well done, you!! I managed an hour of leisurely walking on the beach this morning. And now I‘m back on my couch. 😂 #mustdobetter 5y
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Suet624 👍👍👍 5y
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Tattoo | Manuel Vazquez Montalban
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1. All of Vasquez Montalban books (and Camilleri's Montalbano series)
2. Panzerotti
3. Seafood
4. Christmas
5. It depends... In Lux i have 3: ukulele, Notaro and Goethe stuff
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#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️ 5y
Xeroaa13 @joscho - thanks for coming up with such a nice game :) 5y
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Movie Star 1 | Alex Cartier
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#sunday morning #breakfastwithabook
Starting this #french #chicklit series I got in yesterday's #bookhaul - so far I understood that the protagonist is intrigued by 50 Shades of Grey. Let's see where this leads...

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hello! hello! | Matthew Cordell
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1. Italy, but I live in Luxembourg
2. The lord of the rings
3. Mozart in the Jungle
4. Atonement
5. Do not really watch TV
6. Gavin Degraw
7. Light blue
8. Historical fiction
9. I work in recruitment in Luxembourg
10. Nope. Just boyfriend

#meetthelittens

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Books and lemonade #bookhaul #friends

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! ❤️💕 5y
Nute Lemonade. Limeade. Books. It's all good! 5y
Xeroaa13 @Nute indeed! Also being with friends helped :) 5y
ephemeralwaltz Looks yummy!! 5y
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Not the book I chose to read, but the book the magic #mounttbr jar chose for me. #diversity #journalism #resistance

Suet624 Love that you do this. 5y
Xeroaa13 @Suet624 thanks! It was the only way to force myself into reading the different genres I have home 5y
Suet624 @Xeroaa13 Completely understand. I should do this too. 5y
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Reading a book about an island in an airport adds a twist in its contradiction. #travelsaturday #backtoluxembourg

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Red Queen (International) | Victoria Aveyard
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@bethm @Captivatedbybooks #kingsandqueensthisrthat
1. Historical fiction
2. Yes
3. 1920s
4. Elizabeth 2

Captivatedbybooks Roaring 20s!!!! Great era i always forget about till mentioned 5y
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Foucault's Pendulum | Umberto Eco
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Tough read for a tough commute. I love working from the Milan office, but I am not used anymore to such a long ride to work. #tiredthursday #mounttbr #umbertone

ReadZenRites May good books carry you home quickly...😊💕 5y
DivaDiane It‘s tough, but satisfying in the end. I should probably read it again. 5y
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I cannot stop reading it! I want to turn one more page and one more after that one, read one more letter (letters are short, right?). Too bad today it is my first day #backtowork

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Mehso-so

When I saw it in the bookshop with it's gilded cover I had to buy it. After reading it I do not agree with myself anymore: the core topic of the book is incredibly interesting, but the style is dull, repetitive and superficial. A good book to read if you want to start in the topic, definitely not the best one.

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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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1. Android for private life, iOS for work.
2. Kobo Aura
3. Nike +, Goodreads, Spotify
4. Laptop to watch Netflix :)

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 5y
Jess7 Speaking of technology - Just a reminder @litsy will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 3 am to 11 am EST. Checkout @kgriffith for details about a chatroom on LT you can join during the downtime. 5y
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Awesome movie, really hope the book is going to be better (as it always is)!

MrBook Oooh! The book was awesome! Don't know if I want to see the movie after reading the book and then seeing the trailer, lol. If you say it's good, then maybe I just will have to go see it. 😉👍🏻😎🙌🏻 5y
Xeroaa13 Thanks! I wouldn't define it the best Steven Spielberg's movie ever, but I found it quite enjoyable not being a fan of highly CGI movies. I need to read the novel now to be objective :) 5y
tpixie Loved the book- but I haven‘t seen the movie. My son has experienced both and enjoyed both!! 5y
DivineDiana This was a surprise favorite for me which I never would have read, if not for Litsy! Want to see the movie! 5y
Xeroaa13 @DivineDiana good to know ;) I liked the movie more than I expected, as it is not at all a Tron-like film. It was a very much enjoyable evening 5y
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What is #hygge, how can you live a happier life? Hope this book will inspire me for my life in Luxembourg #candles #hominess #cozy #Denmark #newcultures

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Mehso-so

Tough read - interesting and unusual plot, but it was difficult for me to stick to the pages. Still think that Calvino is a genius and might go back to this book when I'll be wiser.

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Pickpick

I started this book looking for ideas to find focus before my next half marathon and I finished it feeling that I have really all the tools to become a real athlete. I'll recommend it to anybody who wants to start train thoroughly or wants to increase their performance!

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In Patagonia | Bruce Chatwin
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Tough read, but the #wanderlust is strong!

Graywacke Just seeing this cover brings some of the book back. 5y
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Got inspired by #TheBraveAthlete to wake up and train. No excuses, no bail out, only positive reinforcement, suffering and pain management. I could have done better, but I did it! This book makes miracles, it should be a #mustread for all athletes or wannabes

Reecaspieces You go! Great job! 5y
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I have a Chimp brain wired up and winning all the arguments. This year it is gonna be me and Mr Professor brain taking over again!! #smartreading #nofictiom #rise

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The Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
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It was simply impossible to stop reading. It obsessed my days and nights. The book contains many character and narrative flaws, but for some strange reason I could not manage to get my head off it. Pick it if you feel like an epic love story with a knight in a shiny armour and crazy secondary characters!

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18 Bookshops | Anne Scott
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Libreria Lello e Imão in Porto #beauty #bookkingdom #bringmeback

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Waiting for my flight to Porto #2018readingchallenge #nonfiction #foodforthoughts

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Truth Or Beard | Penny Reid
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light reading in the bus #easyplot #travelreads #tooearlytobeawake

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How come symmetry is all around us?
Incredibly enough this is linked to the mathematical concept of the group theory, theorised for the first time by Evariste Galois when he was less than 20 years old. Evariste's tragic story is the background of this thorough journey across symmetry.
What about the equation in the title? Well, this is the fifth grade one...

MrBook Added! Great review! 5y
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The book is actually not the one mentioned above, but same author - couldn't find it in litsy.
First book that I am bringing to 2018 and it's about maths. Got it gifted when I was 16 and wanted to be a physicists. 50 pages a day and it will be done by the end of the week! #throwback #TBR2018 #backtobasics

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Rip Van Winkle | Washington Irving
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In the TBR list since the Angloamerican Culture classes at uni in 2011. It's the cornerstone of the unwilling time travel genre and it is an incredibile quick and simple read. But I did not find the wonder in this short story, probably because it took me so much time to decide to pick it up.
I definitely will go and read some extra critical work about it to understand fully its meaning and give justice! #TBR #2017readingchallenge

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RaimeyGallant Looking forward to your review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :)
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Xeroaa13 Thanks @RaimeyGallant ! I found the link super helpful :) Will add the hashtag above in my review! 5y
RaimeyGallant Oh good. We wrote it not too long ago. Glad to hear it's still useful. 5y
Smrloomis Welcome!🎉 5y
Xeroaa13 @Smrloomis thank you!! 5y
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