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Cazxxx

Cazxxx

Joined August 2020

🦇 Witch 🧙‍♀️/Crystal lover 🔮/Plant lover 🪴/Bookworm 📚/Rocker 🎸/Crafts 🧵/Spiritual 🧘🏼‍♀️/Lover of all things dark 🖤/nature 🌎 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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A Spell of Good Things by Ayobami Adebayo
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The Illusions by Liz Hyder
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The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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Stone Blind: A Novel by Natalie Haynes
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The Cloisters by Katy Hays
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If trans people in Britain were some sort of
'overnight phenomenon' then it was a long night, lasting generations. A fad would have disappeared by now; fads have a short half-life in our novelty-obsessed media.

#Transrightsreadathon

Bookwomble This is such an informative book. Fascinating to learn of the past relative acceptance of gender diversity and that the current "moral panic" about gender diversity is recent and politically motivated. 2d
Cazxxx @Bookwomble I‘ve only just started it but looking forward to learning some more of the history 1d
Bookwomble @Cazxxx Oops, sorry - spoilers! 😬 1d
Cazxxx @Bookwomble Ha it‘s ok, not telling me anything I didn‘t already know 😂 1d
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Death of a Bookseller | Alice Slater
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This is a slow burn suspense novel about two women who work in a book shop, one of whom is obsessed with true crime and the dangers of the obsession.
It was intriguing, dark, full of awful people and once it got going I couldn‘t stop listening. Didn‘t expect the ending either
Really enjoyed this one

#netgalley

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"Yes, I read. I have that absurd habit. I like beautiful poems, moving poetry, and all the beyond of that poetry. I am extraordinarily sensitive to those poor, marvelous words left in our dark night by a few men I never knew."
~Louis Aragon

#WorldPoetryDay

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Book number 1 for #TransRightsReadathon
Hoping I can get 3 read this week 🤞🏼

dabbe Gorgeous cover! 3d
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🌼 Ostara blessings 🌼

TheBookHippie 🐇🌻 3d
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🎧 Currently listening 🎧

mcctrish I really enjoyed this 4d
Cazxxx @mcctrish I‘m almost done and have really enjoyed it too 😊 4d
mcctrish Have you read/listened to wordslut? Also by her 3d
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Cazxxx @mcctrish Not yet, it‘s been on my wish list for ages! Have you read it? 3d
mcctrish Yes and I‘m officially “will read anything by Amanda Montell forever and ever” 3d
Cazxxx @mcctrish This makes me want to get around to her other work soon! 3d
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Couldn‘t have put it better myself!

TrishB I would put a smiley face, but it hasn‘t been funny has it! 5d
The_Book_Ninja I would have used lots of swear words 5d
Cazxxx @TrishB Not at all! Couldn‘t find an emoji for ‘surreal‘ 5d
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Cazxxx @The_Book_Ninja Yep. Those wouldn‘t be my exact words either! 5d
Bookwomble I find these emojis useful to represent my feelings when the topic of Johnson arises - 🤢🤮 4d
Cazxxx @Bookwomble Those emojis really sum up how I feel about him 4d
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🌺 Absolutely loved this multigenerational magical realism story. Witchy and beautifully written, this is told from multiple perspectives when the matriarch of the family summon her relatives before her death 🌺

I had bought this personal library kit last year to date stamp my books when I read them, it‘s so cute and quirky and would make a lovely gift for any book lover!

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Sounds familiar 😂

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 6d
Enchanted_Bibliophile 😂 Free Shipping has cost me a lot of money 😉 6d
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The Burnings | Naomi Kelsey
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‘The only thing that frightens men more than witchcraft is a woman they cannot control. They want us to confess to witchcraft?
We shall not. Do you hear me? We will not confess.'

Set in Scotland at the time of the North Berwick Witch trials this is ultimately a book about female friendship and loyalty and taking back control while the men have all the power
I thought this was wonderful and a real tear jerker at times
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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Tea in a mug? What a disgrace! ?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "slut" has a number of meanings. From the Middle Ages onwards, it was used to describe "a woman of dirty, slovenly, or untidy habits or appearance". This is a meaning that many older people would use it for even now

LiseWorks Oh my, I only drink tea in mugs 🍺 🤪 1w
marleed I need the biggest mug and keep refilling it all day! 1w
Cazxxx @LiseWorks Me too 😂 1w
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Cazxxx @marleed 😄😄 1w
Branwen I must be a HUGE slut... 😱... I only drink my tea in mugs! 😂 7d
Cazxxx @Branwen Outrageous! 😂 7d
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Macbeth | Shakespeare
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'Her husband's to Aleppo gone
Master o the Tiger
But in a sieve I'd thither sail
And like a rat without a tail
I'll do I'II do and I'II do.‘

The three witches from The Scottish Play by William Shakespeare

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Heartbreaking, brutal and raw this should be mandatory reading for everyone
The author includes texts and emails she received from asylum seekers who have been intercepted and arrested fleeing their countries and the treatment they receive from the guards plus the people who are meant to help them
Timely and honest this shines a light on the plight of some of the most vulnerable people who go through hell to make a better life for themselves👇🏼

Cazxxx This is graphic, tw for almost everything 1w
Balibee146 An important read..... After a wild weekend in the UK and the parliamentary debate last night, my rage is at an all time high.... Stacked for when my blood pressure comes down. 1w
Cazxxx @Balibee146 It‘s such a dark time in the UK at the moment. It‘s a very important read but I had to keep putting it down as it made me even more angry and upset 1w
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TrishB I don‘t think I could take this at the moment. I‘m seeing no light in the U.K. currently and it‘s very depressing @Balibee146 1w
Balibee146 @Cazxxx @TrishB I am ashamed of what the UK has become... can't remember ever feeling as bleak even at the height of Thatcherism..... I fear that the populist bigotry might work again come election time too 💔💔 1w
Cazxxx @TrishB I totally understand, it‘s a very hard read and everything feels utterly hopeless here at the moment 1w
Cazxxx @Balibee146 My feelings are the same and unfortunately I don‘t think anything will change anytime soon. I‘m staying away from news and sm as much as possible as it‘s utterly depressing here right now 😔 1w
Balibee146 @Cazxxx @TrishB empathy, hugs and good books for us 💜💜💜 1w
Cazxxx @Balibee146 Thank goodness for books! 😊 1w
TrishB Well 3 of us is a start! @Balibee146 1w
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'Who are you?' I called out.
But she opened her arms, so her cape of feathers turned into two big wings, and then she disappeared into a copse of silvery birch, the big cat at her heels.

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Joan | Katherine J. Chen
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#weeklyforecast

Joan- Almost finished, Very much enjoying
My fourth time, we drowned- Also close to finishing but taking this slowly as it‘s harrowing
Orquidea Divina-Halfway through but struggle with physical books with having arthritis. Absolutely loving this!
No Season-Enjoying this Persephone retelling, might finish this week
Fight Night-Only started yesterday, not sure how I feel about it yet

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Scottish Myths & Legends | Daniel Allison
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When the Cailleach awoke, she saw, to her horror, that green grass had broken the ice in the valleys.
Summer birds were everywhere, singing in praise of Bride. The Cailleach took her holly wand and brought it crashing down on the landscape. Ice shot outwards from it in every direction, cloaking the land in winter again.

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Im a Fan | Sheena Patel
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This follows an unnamed narrator who is having an affair with an unnamed married man who is also having affairs with multiple other women while she herself has a long term boyfriend
A look at toxic relationships, obsession, patriarchy, power, race, class, narcissism and social media which felt very fresh and modern while being short and readable
Quite a frustrating read as all the characters are awful but I think that‘s the point
3 ⭐️

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Morgan Is My Name | Sophie Keetch
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Loved this feminist retelling of Morgan Le Fay which follows her from her early years to becoming a wife. Morgan is a strong independent woman who takes no crap from anyone which of course gets her in trouble
The story drew me in from the start, the writing is beautiful and the author really brings the characters to life
4 ⭐️
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💜 Happy International Women‘s Day 💜

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Birnam Wood | Eleanor Catton
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This got off to a slow start but really picked up the pace about halfway through and I was fully invested. I think it‘s a strong contender for the women‘s prize longlist

Cathythoughts I loved it 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Cazxxx @Cathythoughts I‘m glad you loved it too 😊 2w
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Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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How amazing is this puzzle? Little gift for myself a few weeks ago 😁

Karisimo Love this!!! 2w
Cazxxx @Karisimo As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it 😂 2w
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dabbe What fun! Have you started it yet? 😊 2w
Cazxxx @dabbe Not yet. Have one on the go at the moment but really looking forward to this one 2w
Bookwomble That looks fantastic! 😍 2w
Cazxxx @Bookwomble I love it 😻 2w
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Our Missing Hearts | Celeste Ng
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‘If you acted unpatriotic, there would be consequences. If you didn't, then what were you worried about? And if you saw or heard of something unpatriotic, it was your duty to let the authorities know.‘

Pick 3.5 ⭐️

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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@ozma.of.oz

My favourite genre is Gothic🦇

WJCintron Gothic horror!! Or Gothic Romance 🙌🙌 3w
Cazxxx @WJCintron I don‘t like romance but everything else Gothic-yes! 3w
ozma.of.oz Definitely have this on my TBR! Thanks for sharing! 3w
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"We're guilty of being women and of having no man to speak for us. We're guilty of being intelligent and educated, of speaking out when we see injustice
or cruelty.
We're guilty of looking and sounding different.
But we are not witches and we are not guilty of witchcraft!'

Bookwomble Nicola Sturgeon should have that printed on a t-shirt! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 3w
Cazxxx @Bookwomble And I shall wear said t-shirt! 3w
Bookwomble @Cazxxx 😄✊ 3w
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Absolutely loved this, complex and heartbreaking but so compelling, I couldn‘t stop reading!
5 ⭐️

Chelsea.Poole I just finished this as well. Loved it!! 3w
Cazxxx @Chelsea.Poole I‘m glad you loved it too! 3w
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In total, the Neanderthals endured for an astonishing 350,000 years, until we lose sight of them – or, at least their fossils and artefacts – somewhere around 40 ka. So far, so dizzying. But it‘s not just time: Neanderthals also spread across a remarkably vast swathe of space. More Eurasian than European, they lived from north Wales across to the borders of China, and southwards to the fringes of Arabia‘s deserts.

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🎧 Tonight‘s listen 🎧

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Trespasses | Louise Kennedy
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Finishing up this audiobook today. Soooo good!

RowReads1 It looks so good 😊 3w
Cazxxx @RowReads1 It was a great book. Highly recommend 😊 3w
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🌷Welcome March 🌷

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Absolutely fascinating from start to finish! Easily one of my favourite nonfiction books of all time. 5 ⭐️

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Every time 😤

Karons1 🤣🤣 I saw a great sign 🪧 the other day - Fuck off im reading 📖 bit harsh but probably works ! 😂 3w
Cazxxx @Karons1 I think that‘s fair 🤷🏼‍♀️ where do I get one? 😂 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Karons1 I have a pair of socks that say that. ☺️ 3w
Gissy 😹 3w
Ruthiella 😹😹😹 3w
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“No one knows the worst thing they're capable of until they do it.”

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What are you reading this weekend?

Cazxxx @AllDebooks ooh that sounds good! Another to add to the tbr 😅 4w
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River Sing Me Home | Eleanor Shearer
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This historical tale tells of Rachel who has been a slave in Barbados for years. Her children are taken away from her so she runs away and we follow her journey to reunite with them. Heartbreaking but hopeful this is beautiful and powerful with lots of tender moments and a story you won‘t forget
#netgalley

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Yes 😍

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I thought I was going to love this but from the authors use of disability and disfigurement to animal abuse, fat phobia and outdated terms for trans people this is a huge no from me

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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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“I wish I‘d a knowed more people. I would of loved ‘em all. If I‘d a knowed more, I would a loved more”

rachelk This is one of my favorite books! 1mo
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Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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😂😂😂

Sparklemn I love it! 1mo
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🎧 Currently listening 🎧

julesG It's a good one. Especially on audio. 1mo
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A powerful book exploring the science as to why history has got the notion that women are inferior to men wrong. This was infuriating at times but ultimately interesting with studies and facts to back up the arguments. It was a little repetitive in places but I still found it engaging while showing how much work is still to be done

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Interesting 😃

Cazxxx @AllDebooks That‘s so interesting, I didn‘t even know there was a museum! 1mo
ElizaMarie Ravens are just something else!!! 1mo
WJCintron This is amazing! Thanks for sharing!! 1mo
Cazxxx @ElizaMarie They are very cool! 1mo
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Shadow Dance | Angela Carter
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“At the best of times, spring hurts depressives”

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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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This author has quickly become one of my favourites, I love her writing and this was no exception. This is a reimagining of the Island of Doctor Moreau with feminism vibes. As always the author builds atmosphere and her characterisation is excellent
It‘s a bit of a slow burn but once you get into the story it picks up the pace and is engaging. So good!
4 ⭐️

DimeryRene I liked this one too!! Saw tons of negative reviews though. Glad to see another good one. 💘💘 1mo
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In our brightly lit modern world, she has lost
some of her purpose. There is something poetic about it: as we lose touch with the moon, she is actually moving away from us. Each year she inches 3.78 cm further into space.

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Maame | Jessica George
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Maddie has a difficult life caring for her dad with no support from any of her family members. When her mum comes back from Ghana she suggests Maddie moves out for a while. This is a period of self growth as she becomes independent and learns about love, loss and all the other things her friends have been experiencing for years. I thought this was really good, it felt fresh and relevant and I really liked the narrator‘s performance.
#netgalley

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😅😅

Ruthiella Penguin‘s got it covered! 😂 1mo
Cazxxx @Ruthiella So funny 😆 1mo
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Perhaps the most amazing thing about life – apart from its very existence – is how quickly it began. It stirred itself into existence a mere 100 million years after the planet itself formed

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The Night Watch | Sarah Waters
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What are you reading this weekend? I plan to start this, hopefully today. I have so many library books to get through as the holds always seem to come in at once 🤦🏼‍♀️ 😂