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dxmy

Joined August 2018

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Another book I cannot wait to read!!

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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Today The Testaments FINALLY arrived at work! Our English book supplier was suffering from a malfunction in their system the paat couple days, so it got in 2 days late 😭 But now here it is and here I go!!

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Untitled | Anonymous
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My boyfriend came back from a work tour to Austria yesterday and he brought me back this gorgeous bookmark! He's a keeper hahah! 🤭😜😍

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Paradise | Toni Morrison
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Went to the second hand shop with my sister today and scored these 2 books for only €3! Always nice when I find books in those shops, since it's mostly all Dutch books

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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The Man Booker shortlist is here, no Lanny, sadly. I'm so excited to get my hands on The Testaments though!!

keepingupwiththepenguins I was really surprised Lanny didn't make the cut, too!! And ditto, really looking forward to The Testaments 😍 2w
dxmy @keepingupwiththepenguins Right!? Lanny was just amazing, really deserving, but too bad 2w
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It's the first of September, let's get back to school! 🤓⚡

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Calypso | David Sedaris
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4/5⭐

I completely agree with the quote on the cover: funnier and more heartbreaking than pretty much anything out there. This book consist of short 'stories', all about David Sedaris' life, so it tends to cover all things about life, good and bad. It was a great read!

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Calypso | David Sedaris
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Not a typo this time 😜
How, exactly, does one shrug 'Dutchily' though? I am asking, as a Dutch person 😂😂 However, the fact that Sedaris describes the awful Dutch cursing makes me feel ashamed for 'my people'. People here often (though less (thank goodness) than they used to, due to a raised awareness) curse with cancer, which is just appalling!

marleed I would have no idea what that meant! I might though think it was an oddly used adverb. Adverbs bug me! 2w
dxmy @marleed Yeah he probably meant it in a joking way, but it made me giggle hahah! 2w
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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And another space missing

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These things drive me crazy 😝 3w
dxmy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too! Already found 3 in 1 book, my goodness 3w
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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Another space missing, second one (I noticed) in this book. I've never found so many typos in one week before! 😂🤓

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With the movie trailer being everywhere, I'm going to pick this up next. Never read it before, so I'm really curious!

Powered_By_Plants Iv also just downloaded this onto my kindle for the same reason! 2w
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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4/5⭐

The fact that this book is from 1985 and yet feels so modern and to date amazes me. This is the second time I read it and I liked it better this time, maybe because of how the world works now, but also my understanding of how it works. It's so sharp and well executed, just amazing. I'm really excited about the sequel coming out in a few weeks! Good to have this fresh on my mind!

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I FOUND IT 😂 Page 247 to keep my future self from having to search again 😅 I did a little online research and was able to find it again! Now I can enjoy my night in peace hahaha!

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Confession time, reading this for the second time I apparently read over this typo (I only have the Historical Notes left, I doubt it'll be in there), but I happened to have posted it on Instagram when I found it back when I first read it (October 2017). Long live my being a nerd and getting excited to share typos! 😂🤓

rwmg I'm going to be looking out for that now when I reach that point 3w
dxmy @rwmg ah cool, I hope you'll enjoy the book! 3w
rwmg @dxmy Found it 😂 3w
dxmy @rwmg Ah awesome!! 😂😂 3w
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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I also bought these two beauties today. I've been trying to buy less books to limit myself to only owning book that really mean something to me, so I read these on my e-reader and fell in love with both, so I got them 😬

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Ow yes, I'll be trying some new recipes soon!!

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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An unnecessary period. I also seem to remember this version has another typo further along in the book: cheeerfulness, with a third e. If I do come across it, I'll post it too.

SharonAlger And you should never stick your needles through your wool! It splits the fibres 😂😛 3w
dxmy @SharonAlger oh my, I didn't know that!! 3w
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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With the long awaited sequel coming up real soon, I decided to reread this gorgeous book, so it'll be fresh in my memory before picking up The Testaments

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Calypso | David Sedaris
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I hardly ever find typos in books, so when I do I can't help but share because I'm a nerd haha! 🤓 Not a badly spelled word, but there's a space missing between the words

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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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5/5⭐

My oh my, this was so eerie and beautiful. Consisting of three parts and very amazing formatting, something I've never seen before. Definitely worthy of the Booker longlist, claiming a very well deserved spot in my opinion. I hope it even makes the shortlist, my goodness it was so amazing. I'm not saying much more about it, because you have to experience it for yourself, I think it's best to go in without knowing too much. So dive in!

Tashreads Just finished it, and totally agree. It is wonderful 3w
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Another one of the Man Booker Longlist to dive into. I love being on holiday and having to do nothing except reading!

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5/5⭐

I LOVED THIS. It's hilarious and brutal and I adore every little thing about it!! I really hope this one at least gets on the shortlist for the Man Booker, it definitely deserves it in my opinion! Great writing, great pace and a gruesomely entertaining read!

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Up next! I think I'll fly through this one, it has such short chapters!

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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3,5/5⭐

When I started working at my local bookshop in March, this one was a big seller. Having won prizes and being around people constantly buying it and talking about it, I was expecting a lot more I think. It was a good book, a very modern love story in my opinion. I liked how Rooney gets into the charactera heads, showing how their mind works, but my goodness, learn to communicate you kids!! 😅 I did like it though, it was an amazing story

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I'm finally picking this up! Let's see what all the fuss is about

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The Kingdom | Jess Rothenberg
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4/5⭐

This. I liked this. A very quick read, it keeps you wanting to read one more chapter before putting it down, but realizing how short the next chapter is makes you read another one, and so on. I flew through this! It was alright, I really liked this hybrid concept, first book I ever read with hybrids! This was the perfect book to recover from A Little Life 😅

LibrarianRyan I love that cover. What version UK or AUS, or ??? 1mo
dxmy @LibrarianRyan It says printed in the UK! 1mo
LibrarianRyan @dxmy Very cool. The US version has the same colors but a completely different cover. If I remember when I get home I'll take a picture. 1mo
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dxmy @LibrarianRyan isn't that the one with the split face? 1mo
LibrarianRyan @dxmy yeah. That is what drew it to me in the first place. 1mo
dxmy @LibrarianRyan I understand, that's an intriguing cover! I like that one better, represents the book better in my opinion, though this one isn't too bad either 🤭 1mo
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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5/5⭐

It took me a full month to read this book. Not because it was boring, or slow, or not to my liking. No, because of its intensity. I wanted to keep reading, to keep an eye on Jude, but sometimes, I just had to put it down and remember life can be good. I don't mean this in a negative way or to bash on this book, but it was INTENSE! Gorgeous, but intense! I loved it!!

TrishB A very fair summary. It‘s an emotionally draining, but brilliant book. 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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When given a giftcard... 😅😬

LoveToReadLiveToRead Haha, I just had one to spend and bought Educated too! 2mo
dxmy @LoveToReadLiveToRead What a funny coincidence! 😁 2mo
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Got myself one of the books that's on the Booker Longlist. I've heard about it on the Bookseller podcast before it was on the longlist and I've been wanting to read this ever since. Now all I have to do is finish some of my current reads haha!

Liatrek I really enjoyed this one 😊 2mo
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We have a second hand section in de book shop I work and I couldn't not get this one for myself. I love this book!

marleed This is the book I always pick if asked my most influential book of middle school years. I was haunted by it. 2mo
dxmy @marleed I read it for the first time last year and I was so intrigued by it! Had a real big impact on me 2mo
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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My boyfriend and I made the deal to make each other a little something for our six month anniversary and he made me two adorable bookmarks!! I love them!

TheSpineView So sweet!🥰🥰🥰 2mo
dxmy @TheSpineView Right!? I got lucky with him! 🤭 2mo
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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My boyfriend and I made the deal to make each other a little something for our six month anniversary and he made me two adorable bookmarks!! I love them!

Freespirit They are adorable!! 2mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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The longlist is here! Got some reading to do!! 🤓📖

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Calypso | David Sedaris

'My sisters and I refuse to feel bad about shopping. And why should we? Obviously we have some hole we're trying to fill, but doesn't everyone? And isn't filling it with berets the size of toilet-seat covers, if not more practical, then at least healthier than filling it with frosting or heroin or unsafe sex with strangers?'

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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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2/5⭐

I'm really underwhelmed and I'm quite disappointed. I was expecting to like this book a lot, since people describe it as a femal Lord of the Flies. I understand the comparison, but I didn't really like the story. The writing was pretty cool, gruesome horror stuff sometimes which was impressive, but it just wasn't for me. Maybe I'm growing out of YA books? Maybe not, I don't know, but this one didn't do it for me, sadly.

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Wilder Girls | Rory Power

'"Some things don't belong to other people," she says, tired and drifting. "Some things are just mine."'

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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Recieved this book from the English book supplier at work to read for free... I love working in a bookshop! 🤭 This cover is gorgeous! Started it tonight, it has a creepy vibe. Excited to see where it goes

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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I'm also picking up this one. It's been selling like crazy at work and I want to know more about it. According to Goodreads, it's been on my TBR for quite a while as well, so it seems like good timing haha!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to get in the right frame of mind for this one 💔 2mo
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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I love the simplicity of this cover! I've heard good things about this one, so here I go, diving in

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3,5/5 ⭐

I've always loved sleeping and I'm reaaaally good at it as well (I sleep A LOT), so I was intrigued by the concept of this book. I've already ready 'The Woman who went to Bed for a Year' by Sue Townsend once and I wasn't sure if another book with the same topic would be any different, but my goodness, it was. It's such a dark portrayal of a depressed woman who wants to detach from the world by hibernating... I was so into it!

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My graduation gift! 😍🎓 I've had the first one ever since it first came out, but I hadn't bought the second and third for myself, but now my dad gave them to me! I'm in love with them

Lady_Tigana_20 I love mine. After a two year wait, the illustrated Goblet of Fire will finally be available this year. 2mo
dxmy @Lady_Tigana_20 Yeah, I'm really excited! I work at a bookstore and I pre-ordered one for myself... 😅😬 2mo
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Okay just one more photo, I'm just really friggin' excited about them 😅😍

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One of my favorite series, now in hardback!! This October, I'm going to a book festival in Utrecht and V.E. Schwab is going to be there, so I had to splurge on the pretty edition to get them signed! A perfect graduation gift to myself as well, as I graduated from college!! 🎉🎓

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Currently reading this one, very curious about it

ImperfectCJ This was one of my favorites of the books I've read this year so far. I love Moshfegh's dark, bizarre, Shirley Jackson-ish style. 3mo
dxmy @ImperfectCJ Thats good to hear! I'm on page 73 now and I'm really into it so far! 3mo
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Heroes | Stephen Fry
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THE HEROES POCKET IS FINALLY HERE!! I've waited for it to come ever since I bought the Mythos pocket and today it finally arrived! I love that they match!!

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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4/5⭐

This was gooooood! I'm not really a big fan of hip-hop, so the raps and everything weren't really that interesting for me, though I loved how Bri used it to express herself. She had some good lines, definitely! I love Angies Thomas's writing: it's full of humor. I'll definitely read anything she writes, juat because her books are so real and eye-opening, yet she does it ao gracefully and amazing, really.

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Currently reading this one. I was obsessed over her first book and have had this one on my shelves since it came out, but I only now felt like picking it up. So far, I love that it takes place in the same area as THUG, with all the familiar things coming back. Let's see where this is going to go!

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4/5⭐

I liked this book! It's so suspenseful and intriguing, reading about Naomi and her search for the lost girl Madison. The writing is quite simple but it does te trick! The ending was amazing as well, I really loved that. I know that's all really generic stuff, but I don't want to say too much about it, because I went in blank and I want you (if you decide to pick it up yourself, which I would recommend!) to have that same experience.

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Next up: The Child Finder.

I recently watched the Netflix documentary series about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and then found this book... It seemed weird, but the topic of children just disappearing intrigues me so I decided to pick this up

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Quicksand | Malin Persson Giolito
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4/5⭐

I picked this up because I saw there was a Netflix adaption and that looked quite good, based on the trailer, and it seemed like something I would enjoy reading and I did! It seemed so real, the whole trail... That's what you get when the author was a lawyer! So well written! I loved it! Now I can start with the adaptation, I'm curious!