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galueth28

galueth28

Joined October 2019

Love to read, lack the time. 🇵🇹 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/130706769-ana
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The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
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Byzantium (I): The Early Centuries by John Julius Norwich
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Also, reached 50 books this year!

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This was my first Nero Wolfe mistery and it was fun. He makes a very good excentric detective.

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Badly pictured, #bookspin and December TBR for #wintergames #teamgamesleighers 😊🎄🛷

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A Master of Djinn | P. Djeli Clark
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I really enjoyed this one. Fun characters, nice worldbuilding and interesting setting.

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Very informative and fun, for a book about death.

This was my October #bookspin and one of the books I wanted to finish for the #NovelNovember readathon, so 👍 for me.

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A Master of Djinn | P. Djeli Clark
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Isn't it nice when a book just springs an amazing library on you? ☺😍

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A Master of Djinn | P. Djeli Clark
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Since I'm on vacation next week, I'm going to try and finish all my current reads and maybe get started on my #bookspin.

#novelnovember @Andrew65

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Murder in Mesopotamia | Agatha Christie
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This is another excellent book from Agatha Christie. I love the setting and Nurse Leatheran as the narrator. The mistery is clever, if a little convuloted.

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There's no such things as witches, but there used to be.

(Started this one today 🎃)

#firstlinefridays
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Finally finished my October #bookspin. I loved the worldbuilding and the atmosphere, didn't mind the slow pace, although it lagged in the middle. That was also when vampire Matthew was at his most controlling and possessive and witch Diana at her most tell, don't show, about how sturbon and brave she is. But things do pick up at the end, with a bunch of conspirators coming together and the haunted Bishop house being the best house.

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Augustus: First Emperor of Rome | Adrian Goldsworthy
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My #bookspin list for November. I still haven't finished the October books, but I can always start another one 😋

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The Duke I Tempted | Scarlett Peckham
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Mehso-so

I really liked the protagonists in this one, but their communication problems got really annoying really fast. 😑

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The leather bound volume was nothing remarkable.

#firstlinefridays

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Finally getting started with this one, it has been on my TBR forever 🎃🧛‍♂️🧙‍♀️ Good pick from October #bookspin

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This is a very good introduction to genes: what they are, what they do, how they it, how they shape us. It's easy to read and to understand. It's probably a bit outdated in places, though.

Also, it was my #bookspin for September.

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#bookspin list for October 🙂

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I don't really know what to say about this book, except that I love it. It's slow going, and not much happens, but I loved the characters, the setting and the writing. There's an underground library, lots of stories within the story and the starless sea itself. And the ending, it's very open, but I still found it satisfying. It's definetely my favourite book of the year. 💖💖💖🐝

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The ABC Murders (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Another fun mistery!

Although, as something of a serial killer fan, I found the killer a bit underwhelming.

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For false gods, they cast long shadows.

(Great to see Elayne again!)

#firstlinefridays

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A Week to Be Wicked | Tessa Dare
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This was a delightful read. 😍 Lighthearted, sexy and fun, and the main couple had great chemistry.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest know narrative story - it was first inscribed in clay tablets over 4000 thousand years ago. Although the style in which it is written can feel foreign, there's nothing foreign about the deep relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu or the despair Gilgamesh feels when his friend dies.

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Another Poirot short story collection. It was a nice read: I really love Poirot❤ and there's quite a few interesting problems for him to solve.

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This year's book fair haul: I got crime, romance, poetry, african fairytales and the oldest book ever 😎
#bookhaul

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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This is such a lovely romance! I really like Anne, her calm and self assuredness. She's a great heroine. ❤

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#bookspin list for September @TheAromaofBooks

Hopefully, I'll be able to hit the book fair next week and have a renovated list for next month 🤗

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The Thirteen Problems | Agatha Christie
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This is Miss Marple's first short stories collection and it's quite delightful how she solves all the misteries with simple human nature observations. 😲😃

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Finally getting started with my August #bookspin 🤗

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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There is a pirate in the basement.

(I'm enjoying taking my time with this one, instead of racing through it.)

#firstlinefridays
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Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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4% in, and this is becoming delightfully meta ❤

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This was fun ro read. The leads have excellent chemistry, although I would have liked the hero better if he wasn't so prone to violent thoughts.

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#bookspin list for August 🤩
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Anthony Bridgerton had always known he would die young.

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Two Serpents Rise | Max Gladstone
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I was really excited to start this one after reading Three Parts Dead, but it took me forever to get through it. Basically, the first thing the protagonist does is decide to risk his life for this obnoxious woman he just met because... I guess she's pretty?
The romance doesn't really improve from there.
I liked the Mesoamerican worldbuilding and found the plot about culture clash and long planned revenge much more interesting.

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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I loved this one. Loved the writing, the atmosphere of the House, all the Statues, the narrator's voice. It does get weird right at the end and I still don't know what to think about that.

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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Loved this one ❤❤❤ It's very fun, the worldbuilding is great and Miss Alexia Tarabotti is the most delightful protagonist, with a deserving and hot love interest.

Also, my #bookspin for July.

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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I'm about five pages in and loving it already.

Cathythoughts ❤️💔 4mo
SamAnne Picking this one up from the library today. 4mo
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This is a great biography of Alexander Humboldt, the most influential scientist you probably never heard of. It details his life, his travels, his philosophy and those of others that were influenced by him.

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Three Act Tragedy | Agatha Christie
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Another favourite! Interesting mistery and fun characters to follow. And then Poirot shows up at the end to set things straight 😎

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#bookspin list for July, even though I'm still working on books from previous months...

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Another collection of short stories, this one featuring married couple Tommy and Tuppence. They're very fun, the characters have a great dynamic, and the misteries are quite varied.

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Starting this biography of Alexander Humboldt. The intro makes him look very interesting alre already 🤩

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Why Didn't They Ask Evans? | Agatha Christie
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The mistery definetely isn't one of Dame Agatha's best, but I loved the plucky heroine and the sense of adventure.

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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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#bookspin list for June. Now, i just need to finish May' book 😋

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Teresa: A CONDESSA-RAINHA | Luis Carlos Amaral, Mrio Jorge Barroca
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Faz um bom retrato da situação política na Península Ibérica na altura da fundação do Condado Portucalense. Como biografia propriamente dita, deixa um bocadinho a desejar. Mas é, no geral, uma leitura agradável.

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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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#bookspin list for May. Had to do some last minute adjustmen😆
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Super informative and easy to follow, details the evolution of the dinosaurs from their humble beginnings to their apogee and unexpected fall.

Also, my #bookspin read for April.

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Fun fact: T. rex teeth were the size of bananas. 🍌🍌🍌

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Beautiful🐥

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This one is a classic for a reason. An excelent puzzle mistery with a great solution. It would be the perfect crime, were it not for Poirot and two bits of bad luck.