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brindille

brindille

Joined August 2017

In my defense, I was left unsupervised. https://www.goodreads.com/marina-dee
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The Burning God | R. F. Kuang
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BookDepository, why do you hate me???? 😭😭😭😭

What do I have to do to get this book in paperback before May???? Why is life so cruel?????

#theburninggod #thepoppywar #rfkuang #paperbackproblems

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Look, I know I'm not a handy person, but that commentor who said that it took them 5 mins to build this thing is a freaking wizard, there's no other explanation.
It took me at least an hour, AND I hurt my back!
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Hey, but at least it looks cute?

#tbrcart #bulletjournal #bookishdecorations

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It was an impactful look into South Korea's impossible beauty standards and extreme social disparities, and yet, the tone wasn't bleak and tragic. It really surprised me!

🌟4

#francescha #koreanculture #korea #kbeauty

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I would wait another 8 years for a Erin Morgenstern book. It's okay. It's worth it.

🌟5

#erinmorgenstern #starlesssea #thestarlesssea #alltimefavorites

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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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"Home is an end to glory, a stopping point when the tale is done."

My favourite in the series, so far. Absolute perfection.

?5

?▶️Summer Kpop Readathon:
[STRAY KIDS-Levanter] a door-themed book ✔

#seananmcguire #waywarchildren #summerreadathon #straykids

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings | Elsie Chapman, Ellen Oh
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Sometimes, things just work out: you cried all the tears in your body while watching Hotel Del Luna, and it just so happens that you have an anthology about star-crossed lovers just waiting to be picked up. It's like it was meant to be!

🌟3.5

▶️🎧 Summer Kpop Readathon:
[CHUNGHA-Flourishing] something that blooms (and I chose love because, apparently, I'm a sap, now) ✔

#summerreadathon #roshanichokshi #reneeahdieh #juliekagawa #aishasaeed

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The Mythic Dream | Naomi Novik, Stephen Graham Jones, Ann Leckie, Seanan McGuire, Leah Cypess, Kat Howard, Jeffrey Ford, Carlos Hernandez, T. Kingfisher, Alyssa Wong, Amal El-Mohtar, John Chu, Indrapramit Das, Carmen Maria Machado, Sarah Gailey, Rebecca Roanhorse, Arkady Martine, J.Y. Yang
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I'm floored by the quality of this anthology (the best one I've ever read so far) and by the directions some of these stories took. I enjoyed it so much!

🌟4

▶️🎧Summer Kpop Readathon:
[ATEEZ-Star 1117] a book with stars on the cover ✔

#summerreadathon #ateez #seananmcguire #naominovik #rebeccaroanhorse #johnchu #carmenmariamachado

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“How does anyone come to know a witch? It's not like I went looking for one. Only a fool would do that.”

Look, I just like quaint stories about witchcraft.

🌟3.5

▶️🎧 Summer Kpop Readathon:
[MAMAMOO-Hip] female empowerment ✔

#witches #witchcraft #summerreadathon

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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The audiobook is literally one of the best things I've ever heard, even if there were moments I couldn't connect with the story. I still desperately want an adaptation!

🌟3.5

#daisyjonesandthesix #daisyjones #taylorjenkinsreid #historicalfiction

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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I blame the translation a little bit, but overall, it was really enjoyable. The stories feel like modern folk tales and the atmosphere is unique and whimsical.

🌟3

▶️🎧 Summer Kpop Readathon: [EVERGLOW-Bon Bon Chocolat] something to do with sweets ✔

#beforethecoffeegetscold #toshikazukawaguchi #summerreadathon

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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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It wasn't quite what I expected, but then again, what does that even mean? What exactly was I expecting? It doesn't matter. At this point, I'm just willing to read anything she writes.

🌟4

▶️🎧 Summer Kpop Readathon: [ITZY-Wannabe] a book I've been meaning to read ✔

#theglasshotel #emilystjohnmandel #summerreadathon

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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I may or may not (but actually definitely) have created my own summer readathon.

I have no regrets.

#summerreadathon #kpop

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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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First real outing in 84 days (yes, I've been counting), and where do I go? A bookstore, of course!

I did not need any more books to read, but it's not like I was going to let that stop me.

Super happy with my haul! I mostly wanted to get my hands on the books Amazon failed to deliver to me all those months ago.

#bookhaul #bookishexpedition #samanthashannon #emilystjohnmandel

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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First audiobook ever and it actually was the perfect experience! It has a full cast! Do you even know how good that is?!!

I'm cautiously optimistic that other audiobooks could work for me?

🌟5

#sadie #courtneysummers #audiobook

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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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My first Murakami! And also my last!

I knew he wouldn't be my type of author, but if you can get past all the uncomfortable and kind of inappropriate scenes, then you're good.

🌟3

#murakami #asianlit #japaneselit #harukimurakami

Cathythoughts It was my first too. I didn‘t like some of it ... but I loved most of it ❤️ 3y
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Peter Darling | Austin Chant
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"What good was it to find out who I am and what I want if I had to be alone?"

Since I only want queer fairytale retellings, I was bound to love this one. It was a great story and a very interesting take on Neverland.

?4

#lgbtq #peterpan #austinchant

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The Downstairs Girl | Stacey Lee
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#owlsreadathon2020 Muggle Studies: a book from the perspective of a Muggle

Last minute addition to the challenge because I had a bit of time left!
I feel weird saying these words but... I would have liked more romance?
Who even am I? 😳

🌟3

#owlsreadathon #magicalreadathon2020 #magicalreadathon

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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#owlsreadathon2020 Divination: a book picked from your TBR based on a random number

Sometimes, reviews are not helpful at all. Turns out it was the perfect book for me! I cried.

(Also, yes, it's the middle of spring, but here's an autumn aesthetic anyway)

🌟4

#owlsreadathon #magicalreadathon2020 #magicalreadathon

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Ormeshadow | Priya Sharma
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#owlsreadathon2020 Defense Against the Dark Arts: a book set by the sea or on the coast

Both too long and too short. I didn't really see the point, even if the premise is interesting.

🌟2.5

#owlsreadathon #magicalreadathon #magicalreadathon2020

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The Weight of Feathers | Anna-Marie McLemore
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#owlsreadathon2020 Arithmancy: a book outside of your comfort zone

It was outside of my comfort zone because it's a full-on romance, and because Anne-Marie McLamore's writing didn't win me over the last time I've read something by them.

I can see why people would love it, but it still wasn't something I'd have picked up by myself if it didn't come from numerous Night Circus recs.

🌟3

#owlsreadathon #magicalreadathon #magicalreadathon2020

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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#owlsreadathon2020 History of Magic: a book featuring wizardry

Look, was this book a chaotic mess? Well, yes. Was it fun, though? Absolutely!
Besides, look at my beautiful boy 😍 What a star!

🌟4

#owlsreadathon #magicalreadathon #magicalreadathon2020

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#owlsreadathon2020 Charms: read a white book

This is the type of magic that I want to see more often: something that is not just a tool, that is not without consequence, magic that takes a toll on you.

🌟4

#owlsreadathon #magicalreadathon #magicalreadathon2020

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Silver in the Wood | Emily Tesh
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#owlsreadathon2020 Potions: A book that's under 150 pages

Who says you can't meet cute boys if you're living in a creepy forest?

🌟4

#owlsreadathon #magicalreadathon #magicalreadathon2020

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#owlsreadathon2020 Astronomy: read a book when it's dark outside

I'm forever whipped for Hades and Persephone.
🌟4

#magicalreadathon #magicalreadathon2020 #owlsreadathon

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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#owlsreadathon2020 I usually like to spread my Owls Readathon over the course of 2 months to be more comfortable (because 1 month is too short but this readathon is too fun) but HA! Joke's on me this year 😂 Oh well... Anyway, as usual, I'm going after dear Professor Flitwick's job!

Who else is participating?

#SlytherPuff 🐍🐾
#owlsreadathon #magicalreadathon

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Maybe the key to enjoying this book is to stay far, far away from the hype?
There still wasn't enough Darlington, though!
🌟3.75

TheKidUpstairs I agree, I wanted more Darlington! 3y
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Some of my favourite bookmarks!! 💜
Also, shout out to Book Depository for always providing me with cute and creative bookmarks!

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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What do you do when you're social distancing? You ask yourself weird questions, like "What if I lived in a house made of books? What would be my foundations?" and then this is what happens!

So, a bit of Fantasy, a bit of Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, graphic novels, Asian Lit, and what I'm calling "Mythological Feminist Poetry"

#KeepLitsyPositive

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Miss Jane | Brad Watson
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My review on Goodreads was apparently controversial because I dared to say that the main character was too passive, too dependant on other people and that she resigns herself to a bland life without a fight... I stand by those opinions.

BookishMe While I don't share your views, I don't see anything controversial about your conclusions. Each reader perceives characters and story differently 5y
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The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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"These peaceful whispers tell me a truth I wish very much to believe. If I fail, another shall come to finish my work."

Not like I'm trying to spoil anyone, but let's just say that I can't wait to pick the sequel!

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Miss Jane | Brad Watson
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I dont know how productive I'll be, but I want to at least finish Miss Jane and start on one of the other two!

#SpookyOctober #OctoterTBR

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Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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The only thing better than books is free books.
And no, I didn't steal them...

#bookhaul #fiction #fantasy #donnatartt #salmanrushdie #megwolitzer #jessieburton

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Mehso-so

My problem was that I wanted it to be something it was not. But it's such an interesting read nonetheless with definitely a deep look into the Ancient Greek society. I just wasn't completely swept by it.

#thelastofthewine #ancientgreece #lgbt #mythology

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"'When I marry myself,' he said, 'that is just about the age I shall look for [talking about a 14 years old girl]; before they get their heads full of notions, and while there is still time to train them in orderly ways.'"

This is a quote I read today. I also donated to the Breast Cancer Research and got myself a nice little bracelet! All in all, this wasn't a wasted day.

#thelastofthewine #breastcancerresearch #feminism

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A Conjuring of Light | Victoria Schwab
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This series was a wild ride and A Conjuring of Light was the perfect finale. I have so much love for this story, these characters, and Schwab's writing. The whole thing is just masterful!