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edennugget

edennugget

Joined June 2018

to read or not to read... has never been a question
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Becoming Dickens by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
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City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Not in a YA mood at the moment but YA Historical Fiction just hits differently...

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Fangirling so hard at this reference! Only one of my favourite Shakespeare plays!! 💕

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Duchess of Malfi | John Webster

‘Time will easily scatter the tempest.‘

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah

‘A thing can be true and not the truth.‘

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah

‘His smile reawakened her in a way, reminded her that there was more to life than work. He taught her something new about friendship: it picked right back up where you‘d left off, as if you hadn‘t been apart at all.‘

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah

“What‘s your story, missy?”

“I don‘t have a story.”

“Everyone has a story. Maybe yours just starts up here.”

“Maybe.”

The_Real_Nani This book starts out so well. 2mo
edennugget @The_Real_Nani Absolutely! The ending broke me... 2mo
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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A fruitful library haul! Currently rereading one of my favourites so as soon as I saw that the borrower of another Hosseini had returned ATME, I picked it up!

Louise_Lulu I love the whole stack 1d
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘[Being a princess] has nothing to do with what you look like, or what you have. It has only to do with what you think of, and what you do.‘

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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tpixie What a wonderful quotation! This is 1 of my favorite all-time books of my childhood 💜 3mo
edennugget @tpixie Absolutely! Beautiful books like this just shaped me as a person. 3mo
tpixie @edennugget yes! ♥️📚♥️ 3mo
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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This spoke to me on spiritual levels as a kid and to this day... still does!

tpixie YES!! oh, I should re-read this!!
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edennugget @tpixie You should! This and ‘The Little White Horse‘ have helped me out of my mid-year reading slump. Nothing cures like rereading childhood favourites! 3mo
tpixie @edennugget 😊 i‘ve never read the little white horse but those quotations look good too!! 3mo
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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tpixie On my! another great quote!!!!
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I don‘t think I‘ll ever tire of this childhood gem!

Despite some offensive classism and racism due to this book being a product of its time, the strong character of Sara and the influence she had on me as a child holds true. Sara Crewe taught me boundless imagination, unfaltering optimism, resilient diligence, and constant selflessness.

The magic of childhood imagination need never fade as we age! That is one message I hope to remember.

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘She was a proud, brave little chatelaine, and dispensed generously the one hospitality she could offer - the dreams she dreamed - the visions she saw - the imaginings which were her joy and comfort.‘

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘She could not be made rude and malicious by the rudeness and malice of those about her.‘

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘Give her books, and she would devour them and end by knowing them by heart.‘

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘She had learned to know how comforting a smile, even from a stranger, may be.‘

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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The Little White Horse | Elizabeth Goudge
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A screenshot of my snapchat story since I don‘t have the mental capacity to write a coherent review at the moment.

I loved everything about this when I was 7 or 8 and at 17 I still love it as much. The ability of books like this to transcend time and spread touching messages and live close to hearts is an ability that continues to astound me as I progress on my bookish journey.

So much appreciation right now. Definitely recommend!

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The Little White Horse | Elizabeth Goudge

‘However old you are you never forget the time when you were young, or the people you loved when you were young; indeed, the older you get the more clearly you remember the times and the more clearly you love the people...‘

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The Little White Horse | Elizabeth Goudge

“I suppose we couldn‘t expect to succeed at the first try. But there has to BE a first try, and now we‘ve had it, and it‘s behind us.”

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The Little White Horse | Elizabeth Goudge

‘All the best things are seen first of all at a far distance.‘

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The Little White Horse | Elizabeth Goudge

“Borrow what you like,” said Old Parson. “My books, like myself, are always at the service of my friends.”

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The Little White Horse | Elizabeth Goudge

‘It is a fact that nothing worthwhile in this world is achieved without love and humility.‘

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The Little White Horse | Elizabeth Goudge

‘In every fairy-tale there is a kernel of truth.‘

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The Little White Horse | Elizabeth Goudge
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The Little White Horse | Elizabeth Goudge
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The Little White Horse | Elizabeth Goudge
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There‘s just something so special about rereading a childhood favourite - especially when rereading the same copy your young chubby fingers held years ago!

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“Get me a house that says to those that visit it that magic is a respectable profession - no less than Law and a great deal more so than Medicine.”

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The Lie | Helen Dunmore
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This was okay!

Very atmospheric and a beautiful writing style but honestly, found myself skimming over it a lot as not enough was happening to keep me invested in the story. It is relatively short which probably plays a big part in why I bothered to finish it.

My lack of immense enjoyment may be due to me not being in the mood for historical fiction at the moment. I‘m a big mood reader!

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I don‘t know if you can hear me through the sobbing but I really really really really loved this. Read it.

More coherent review coming soon... ‘soon‘ being when I can form a sentence to explain how I feel about this beauty...

BarbaraTheBibliophage Same thing happened to me at the end. 😰 😰 4mo
edennugget @BarbaraTheBibliophage still in complete and utter turmoil! 😭🙈 4mo
BeckyandBooks I really enjoyed this one!! 4mo
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Lady_Tigana_20 Read it for my book club—not something I normally read—and I sobbed throughout the book. 4mo
edennugget @BeckyB I absolutely adore it too!! 4mo
edennugget @Lady_Tigana_20 I never expect war time stories to be happy but I read them and am surprised and cry and sob and love and read more of them regardless every time. 4mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller

‘We are not our blood.‘

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Circe | Madeline Miller

“You are wise,” he said.
“If it is so,” I said, “it is only because I have been fool enough for a hundred lifetimes.”

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Circe | Madeline Miller

‘I had been old and stern for so long, carved with regrets and years like a monolith. But that was only a shape I had been poured into. I did not have to keep it.‘

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Circe | Madeline Miller

“You are not frightened?”
“You warned me it was not safe,” he said. “I do not think being frightened will help.”

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Circe | Madeline Miller

‘Some people are like constellations who only touch the earth for a season.‘

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Circe | Madeline Miller

‘That is how things go. You fix them, and they go awry, and then you fix them again.‘

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Circe | Madeline Miller

“It is strange to think of a goddess needing friends.”
“All creatures that are not mad need them.”

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Circe | Madeline Miller

‘But perhaps no parent can truly see their child. When we look we see only the mirror of our own faults.‘

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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THIS WAS SO COOL. Worked wonders for my reading slump!

This was rather difficult for me to stay engaged with due to this being my first time properly interacting with complex Greek mythology, but I‘m glad I hung in there because this just got more and more fascinating to me. I cannot wait to read The Song of Achilles and get more into mythology.

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Toffee | Sarah Crossan
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Brilliant, disturbing, scary, yet moving exploration of sisterly love, troubled families, murder, revenge, and abuse.

The format of this (two timelines and perspectives) was highly effective in keeping me engaged and made this work really well as an audiobook.

Sadie is a truly fascinating character and the slow reveal of information added so many layers to this seemingly simple plot: find Mattie‘s killer and kill him.

Highly recommend.

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Circe | Madeline Miller

‘You threw me to the crows but it turns out I prefer them to you.‘

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King of Fools | Amanda Foody
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Incredible! An emotional rollercoaster...

I adored the girl power in this! Lola, Enne and Grace FTW.

I got frustrated with Levi in this because of his selfishness and ambition, but the character growth in this is insane.

And can I say... Grace is so damn cool.

I did get a little confused with everyone‘s motives and assignments but I think it‘s because I listened to this on audible and I really shouldn‘t for complex, political stories :‘)