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alifesheloved

alifesheloved

Joined October 2016

✎ long time book junkie + planner addict
♡ happily engaged to the love of my life
❋ bit of a foodie and nature enthusiast
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The V Card by Lili Valente, Lauren Blakely
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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
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'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
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I wish I could interpret dreams, I didn‘t want this one to end.

hermyknee I had vivid dreams last night, too! Though in mine, someone had somehow salted a freshwater river and so my house became a haven for the freshwater wildlife and I had to go everywhere on a floaty as my floors were replaced with water 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
alifesheloved @hermyknee That‘s really interesting, I love having such vivid and lifelike dreams that you remember when you wake up! 3mo
hermyknee @thrivingonliterature I am okay with it when my dreams aren‘t bad, but I‘m prone to really intense nightmares 😱😢😭 3mo
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alifesheloved @hermyknee Oh no, I‘m sorry, that sucks 😞 I only really seem to have bad dreams when I fall asleep on my back 🤔 3mo
hermyknee @thrivingonliterature your dream sounds like a really good book - have you been reading mysteries lately? 3mo
alifesheloved @hermyknee It does a bit, doesn‘t it! I haven‘t read much lately. I did listen to a bit of an audiobook but that only had one teenage boy in it 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
LauraBeth I think your use of the words “rescue” and “adoption” are key. 🤔 I think that adoption usually means you‘re going through a huge transition in your life. And perhaps you have a rescuer personality? Although if you identified and connected with the introverted girl - then perhaps she symbolizes you. I‘m clearly guessing here! 😂 3mo
alifesheloved @LauraBeth Yep I‘m going through a transition, and I do have a sort of rescuer personality and it‘s funny you mentioned but I did think the one little girl I connected with the most reminded me of myself! 3mo
LauraBeth Ahhh...I married someone who has a bit of a rescuer personality and what I‘ve noticed with him is that sometimes (although rarely), he can feel somewhat neglected and I‘ve concluded it‘s because he never spends time doing rescuer-type things for himself. In other words - he‘s selfless and it comes at his own expense. So just be sure you‘re taking care of you during this big transition right now. 💕 3mo
alifesheloved @LauraBeth Thank you, I‘m going to make sure I take extra care of myself now ☺️ 3mo
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Not book related but I thought I‘d share my weight loss journey with you lovely lot anyway. I lost 2½ lbs this week and I‘m absolutely gobsmacked! ? This has definitely put into perspective for me that I can eat my favourite meals, I can have treats, and I can eat up to my syn limit and still lose weight! ?

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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Audiobooks are quickly becoming my go-to format 🎧

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I‘m definitely becoming a lot happier within myself and much more confident. ? I‘ve lost 6lb in four weeks on Slimming World meaning I only have 1lb left for my ½ stone award! ? Last Monday I received my bronze and my silver body magic awards too! ?

Amiable Great job! 👍🏼👍🏼 4mo
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Just started reading again this evening after having eye strain for the past week (that sucked), and I decided to treat myself to a new book too because I fancied something dark and twisted (and I‘m still holding on to Christmas) 🎄

britt_brooke Glad you‘re feeling better! 4mo
alifesheloved @britt_brooke Thank you so much! ☺️ Spent a week with my glasses on, staying away from screens as much as possible and using night mode whenever I had to! 4mo
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Lol this made me giggle 🤭

BookHoarder32 This is why I can't read at night. 😒 And sometimes I start the sequel right after 😉 (edited) 4mo
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I absolutely adore this A5 planner band by CreativeStationeryUK. 💕 It‘s the perfect reminder to just take this journey one pound at a time; and it‘s super cute too! ☺️ (I‘ve lost 3lb in two weeks)

BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 4mo
LauraBeth Nice job! 🙌 4mo
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It feels like I haven‘t been on here in forever so here‘s a bit of an update. ☺️

» I‘m flip-flopping between 3 different books, each in a different format. I haven‘t finished a single one yet. My reading life has taken a little bit of a back seat lately. ?

» I joined Slimming World at the beginning of January and I‘m loving it. ??

» I quit caffeine and I‘m no longer addicted to or dependant on coffee and I never thought I‘d say that! ?

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» The Cuckoo‘s Calling (paperback), ‘Salem‘s Lot (audiobook), and The V Card (eBook). That‘s quite a diverse threesome if I do say so myself! ?

» Mint hot chocolate with whipped cream and mini marshmallows! ❤️

» I don‘t drink caffeine anymore (shock horror I‘m no longer a coffee addict!) and haven‘t for a while so ??‍♀️

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 4mo
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Merry Christmas! ✨

BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 5mo
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I can‘t actually believe it. I‘m sick. Again. 🤧 I suppose I‘ll have a tv day and play some Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble with my other half... There‘s no way I‘m going to get any reading done with how watery my eyes are or how tingly and irritating my nose is being.

GripLitGrl Feel better soon!💐 5mo
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After a chaotic day Christmas food shopping at the last minute, it‘s nice to come home and relax with a glass of Coca-Cola while reading my book ❤️

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I had such a lovely evening watching Christmas films and wrapping presents with my other half 🥰 Deck the Halls is hands down my absolute favourite Christmas film, ever. 🎄

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#sundayfunday
👑 | Queen of Air and Darkness
🗺 | A Map of Days
📖 | The Book of Dust
⚡️ | FB: The Crimes of Grindlewald

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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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Trying out Audible and decided to get Salem‘s Lot as my first audio book! 🧛🏻‍♀️

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The V Card | Lili Valente, Lauren Blakely
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First romance novel that I‘ve read in.. years. I don‘t usually pick up books like this as they are normally not my cup of tea, however, I‘m surprisingly really enjoying this and actually got through half the book in one evening as I couldn‘t put it down!

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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Just started this last night as my migraine receded and my head finally stopped pounding. I‘m already on part III and I‘m loving it. It‘s like an adult scooby-doo mystery novel and a super fun read. I really hope Kerri and Andy end up together too, I can literally feel their chemistry coming off the pages! 🕵🏻‍♀️🔍

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Well, there‘s a first time for everything! 🥳

JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 6mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 6mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 6mo
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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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The first new book I‘ve bought in a while. I couldn‘t say no because I‘ve wanted to read it for so long and, it was only Qa and from the British Heart Foundation. My night is going to consist of catching up on Riverdale, Sabrina and then some reading! ?

MinDea Loved this book! 7mo
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Just started my 11th book of 2018. I‘m so close to reaching, and maybe even surpassing, my reading goal for this year (12)! 👏🏻🙌🏻

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King

I finally finished Pet Sematary by just sitting down and reading the other half of the book in one sitting. 😅

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I‘ve recently unhauled more than half of my bookshelf that I know I either won‘t read at all or ever re-read again and dwindled my TBR shelf on Goodreads from over 500 down to just 220. I think going forward I‘m probably going to buy more ebooks than physical copies and actually try to read books rather than just collect them.

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I‘ve been in a bit of a slump since getting back from Whitby. I really didn‘t want to leave and felt like I really belonged there, like it was my home. I can‘t find peace here. Too many memories. Not enough opportunities.

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Death at the Seaside | Frances Brody
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I had to pick up Death in the Stars and Murder on a Summer‘s Day after getting half way through Death at the Seaside and loving it! 📚 Cosy mysteries are becoming my all-time favourite genre to read. 🤓

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Simon's Cat | Simon Tofield
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“It‘s mine now mummy!” 😼
I literally had to wheel her out of the way and sit on a dining chair instead because she refused to move and whined at me when I tried to pick her up lol 😂 This cheeky little girl has stolen my heart, not just my computer chair. 💛 #catsoflitsy

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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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After I‘m finishing with The Language of Bees, this is the book I‘m going to be reading next! 🤓

maich Enjoy reading🤩 10mo
alifesheloved @maich I definitely will, thank you! 😄 10mo
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He‘s so stinkin‘ cute! 🦉✨

maich ❤❤ 10mo
RebelReader Adorable!!!! 10mo
BrittanyReads I need this in my life 10mo
TheBookStacker Omg I wannnnnttttt it! 10mo
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My hairdresser worked her magic today on my hair and I‘m absolutely in-love with it. 💗 I feel a lot more feminine and myself with shorter hair and I‘m glad I bit the bullet and had it chopped of because a change was long overdue. 💇🏼‍♀️ I‘m going to have lots of fun styling and playing with it now. 😸

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks great!! 💁‍♀️ 10mo
JoScho ❤️❤️ 10mo
rachelsbrittain It's so lovely!! 10mo
alifesheloved @rachelsbrittain Thank you 🤗 10mo
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Starting a new book after finishing The Silent Companions in just two sittings! 🤓 I didn‘t realise this was the 9th book in a series but damn I‘m enjoying it anyway, I love these kinds of books so much. 📖 On another note I‘m completely and utterly obsessed with my nails. I used some nail wraps from Thumbs Up Nails called Honeybee and they‘re just so beautiful; I can‘t stop looking at them! 🐝

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#FriYAYintro
👎🏻 Migraine, anxiety, and self doubt. Blah!
💇🏼‍♀️ Getting my roots touched up, and my hair cut short/differently because it‘s time for a change and I‘m super excited because it feels like the first baby step to becoming who I really am!
🖍 Cray-on. Fun fact I used to gnaw on crayons as a kid...
📖 The Silent Companions, I 110% recommend reading this if you haven‘t already. I gave it 5 stars and read it in two days!

BarbaraTheBibliophage #2 YAY! I love a new ‘do especially if it has some attitude!! 10mo
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Two inches down, five left to knit..
This is hopefully going to be a Hedwig/snowy owl coffee cup cosy when it‘s finally finished! 🦉

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I think I‘m going to finish this book pretty quickly. I only received it today and I‘m already 135 pages in!

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Here are just a few fun little facts about myself. ☺️
• My favourite colour is yellow b/c it‘s sunny and happy
• I have a 2yr old cat named Millie, she‘s my baby
• I got into books/reading because of my auntie and I will forever be grateful to her for gifting me the first Harry Potter book when I was a kid
• My hubby-to-be is my best friend, and only friend
• My other obsessions besides books and Harry Potter are Animal Crossing and Sims 4

QuietlyLaura Animal Crossing! ❤ 10mo
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Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them | J.K. Rowling , Newt Scamander
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Just hangin‘ around! 🌱

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Decided to give this a go since it sounds like it would be right up my alley! 🎧

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1. I always finished the chapter I‘m reading, I can‘t just stop in the middle ??‍♀️
2. Both, I‘ll read whenever and wherever ?
3. Nope, I can read in a noisy café or while the tv is on in the background. But I like listening to ASMR ambient rooms when I‘m reading ?

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. I like quiet. 😊 10mo
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Amethyst: Peace + Stability + Calm.
I‘ve decided to name my purple Pygmy Puff Amethyst, after the stone. 💜 Amethyst is a natural stress reliever. It rids your home and body of negative energy while attracting positive, inspiring energy and is a powerful aid to creative thinking. ✨

JoScho 💜💜 10mo
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A little bit of a cheeky Harry Potter haul! ⚡️
The satchel, the adorable Hedwig Owl, and the Honeydukes pin badges are all from Primark. And of course the little ball of fur that is a Pygmy Puff is from the Warner Bros Studio Tour! ✨

RestlessFickleBookHoarder Hedwig's expression is the best! 10mo
alifesheloved @RestlessFickleBookHoarder My partner says she looks grumpy 😂 10mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I'm seeing haughty derision 😂 10mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Oh, and Amethyst is precious! 10mo
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May‘s Wizarding World Loot Crate // House Pride Theme which of course mine is Ravenclaw! 🦉💙⚡️

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1. First/oldest (I‘m nearly 24 whaaat?!) 😳
2. I always wanted a sister 💁🏼‍♀️
3. I have a wonderful step sister who is almost a clone of me and I love her to the moon and back 🧡
4. The Weasley‘s
5. 👀

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#meetthelittens
1. Yorkshire, England 🇬🇧
2. A Man Called Ove ❤️
3. Harry Potter ⚡️
4. Zootopia 🐰🦊
5. Riverdale 🤸🏼‍♀️
6. 🤷🏼‍♀️
7. Yellow 💛
8. Thriller/Mystery 🧐
9. I‘m self employed and I work from home 🏡
10. I have a cat called Millie who has a heart marking on her fur, and a teddy bear (long haired) hamster called Cocoa 🐱🐹

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Does anybody else listen to background noise while reading? 🎧 I love ASMR rooms Harry Potter ASMR ambiance videos, they‘re perfect for when you really want to shut out the world and dive right in to your book (especially when it‘s a Harry Potter book)! 🤓

BiblioLitten Wow! This is new to me. Looks interesting 14mo
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I treated myself to a birthday gift and got one Wizarding World Lootcrate box because I‘ve been wanting one for a good few years now and I‘m super duper excited! 🤓❤️

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And the re-read continues! 🤓⚡️

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#ThisorThat
• New books, however I do also sometimes buy my books secondhand from charity shops 📚
• Exercise, I go to the gym 3-5 times a week and love going on hikes with my other half 💪🏻
• Watch a play/pantomime 🎭
• Road trip 🚐

BiblioLitten Nice answers! Thank you for participating 😊 14mo
alifesheloved @BiblioLitten Thanks, and you‘re welcome! 🤗 14mo
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The Young Elites | Marie Lu
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Can‘t believe I got all of these for just Qe! ?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
MayJasper Hi I am also 🇬🇧😊 14mo
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New ebook using one of my Kobo credits, I‘ll definitely be listening to this while I‘m at the gym tomorrow! ☺️

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INK | Alice Broadway
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Enjoying a hot chocolate and reading Ink in my favourite little café ☺️

TheKidUpstairs That cover is stunning! 1y
alifesheloved @TheKidUpstairs Isn‘t it? I saw it the other day in The Works and kicked myself for not getting it but my other half surprised me with it today! ☺️ 1y
StephanieGeiser What a gorgeous cover!! 1y
Kalalalatja What a cover 😍😍😍 1y
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1. Funko Pops and books
2. If I read a hardback, which is rare, I take the dust jacket off so it doesn‘t get in the way and I don‘t ruin it but honestly, I prefer paperbacks 🤷🏼‍♀️
3. Amazon or The Book Depository

MelAnn I prefer hardback or kindle - we each have our preferences! I find that the paper used in too many paperback books really challenges my tactile defensiveness! Kindle saves me on bookshelf budget, but sometimes I just need a real life book to engage with! Thanks so much for participating! 1y
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Weekenders | Mary Kay Andrews
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1. Harry Potter, I‘m not a huge fan of reading books in a series honestly 🙅🏼‍♀️
2. A Series of Unfortunate Events because there just seemed to be so many books to get through 😫
3. Shelve it if it‘s a book I loved/enjoyed or pass it on to a charity shop if I know I‘m not going to read it again - someone else might love it more than I did
4. I don‘t belong to any book club unfortunately ☹️