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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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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
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Oh, romance 😍😍😍

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Trying to enjoy the fresh air before I'm chased away by the rain.☺

peanutnine I loooved this book! 2w
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Paladin's Grace | T. Kingfisher
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Enjoying the return of the nice weather 😎😊

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The Ivory Key | Akshaya Raman
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Almost forgot to post my #bookspin list for May 😋

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Blameless | Gail Carriger
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"How much longer, Mama, must we tolerate this gross humiliation?"

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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This was a really fun read. Likeable characters and a nice mistery to follow along, with the promise of something sinister in the background 🤩😍

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Another good, clever mistery. I like that the murder only takes place halfway through the book, it gives us time to know the people involved (and absolutely despise the victim, tbh.)

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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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Very fun, loved all the different POV's, but didn't enjoy it as much as the first one.

Read for #bookspin.

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"You see, don‘t you, that she‘s got to be killed?"

(An excellent way to start a murder mistery. )

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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One Corpse Too Many | Ellis Peters
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Interesting mistery, and I ended up liking most of the characters, which was really nice.

StaceGhost I love this series! 2mo
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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Loved Williams optimism, despite his many setbacks. And super interesting all the info about life in Malawi.

#ReadingAfrica2022

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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It's been a few years since I last read Sabriel and it was nice revisiting the world. I liked the world building more than the characters, though.

Except Mogget. Supernatural beings of cosmic power trapped in the form of a cat are like, well, catnip to me 🤷‍♂️

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Avoiding the people at home with a bit of outside reading 😎

BookDadGirlDad I like your venue choice better than mine. I tend to disappear into the room with the lidded porcelain sest.....😳😳😳 3mo
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This Woven Kingdom | Tahereh Mafi
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I really enjoyed this one. Alizeh is wonderful and I hope to see her succeed and happy in the sequels.

#bookspin for March
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TheAromaofBooks What a gorgeous edition!!! 3mo
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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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Posting my #bookspin list for April. March was a bit of a disapointment in regards to reading, I hope next month goes better.

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!!! 3mo
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This Woven Kingdom | Tahereh Mafi
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Alizeh, stitched in the kitchen by the light of star and fire, sitting, as she often did, curled up inside the hearth.

(Nice Cinderella vibes!)

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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I didn't finish reading any books this week, so I went out and bought a couple more. I make excellent life choices 👍

(Note, I didn't buy all these books today. Two are Illumicrate books, and so very, very pretty 😍😍😍)

#bookhaul #tbr

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Keeping my goals simple: finish at least one of my current reads before starting another book 😋

#MarvellousMarch @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 Great to have you with us. 4mo
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This is my favorite Christie mistery, mostly due to the quality of the love triangle and the very clever murder.

Also, it was nice finishing it outside 😁

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Star Daughter | Shveta Thakrar
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My mother is a star.

(I like how it goes straight to the point.)

#firstlinefridays

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Loved this one 😍 I adored the love story between Gabriela and Nacib and had fun with all the small city politics going around them.

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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February #bookreport:

Read 7 books
3 physical
1 from Library
2 for #bookspin, 2 for #roll100, 2 for #ReadingAfrica2022 - O Alegre Canto da Perdiz by Paulina Chiziane (Mozambique) and Children of the Benin Kingdom by Dinah Orji (Nigeria)

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Star Daughter | Shveta Thakrar
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
PuddleJumper Looks good! 4mo
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Samarcande | Amin Maalouf
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Loved getting to know a new-for-me setting, both 10th century Persia and early 20th century Iran. My only regret is that I don't know enough about the history covered to differenciate fact from fiction.

Read for #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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It was a lovely read, I quite enjoyed the characters and their relationships, and the way the magic works in this world. And, of course, I would love to visit the circus 🤩

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I'm going to keep it simple and try to read for 20 hours.

#20in4Readathon
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Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 4mo
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Starting a new book, and I'm outside, for once.

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Samarcande | Amin Maalouf
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Au fund de l'Atlantique, il y a un livre. C'est son histoire que je vais raconter.

(At the bottom of the Atlantic there is a book. I am going to tell you its history.)

#Firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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This is one of my favourite books ever (I'm one of thise weird people who prefers it to Lord of the Rings 😊). I love the epic scope and that a lot of stuff happens, and all the backstory of Middle Earth.

#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Samarcande | Amin Maalouf
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Main goal is to read the tagged book, for #bookspin.

And try to finish my current reads.

#FabulousFebruary
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Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 4mo
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Slightly Scandalous | Mary Balogh
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This is such a fun romance. It's fake dating with a rivals-to-lovers flavour, and I like how much fun the main characters are having.

Read for #roll100 @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Awesome! 4mo
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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Plans for February:

#bookspin and #doublespin are The Silmarillion (one of my old favourites) and Samarcanda (new author!)

Using #roll100 to get through my ebooks. This month I'm reading Sligtly Scandalous by Mary Balogh.

Nigh Circus came from the library.

For #ReadingAfrica2022, I'm currently reading O Alegre Canto da Perdiz by Paulina Chiziane #Mozambique (doesn't seem to have an english translation).

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Changeless | Gail Carriger
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#BookReport

Read 10 books, 7 physical, 2 from library, 2 for #ReadAfrica2022, 1 non-fiction

My favourite was Changeless by Gail Carriger.

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This is another one of my favourite misteries, and my favourite Poirot and Hastings pairing. I really liked how the victims personality shapes Poirot's investigation.

It also features the best sidekick, Bob, the dog 😍💖

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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The circus arrives without warning.

(Yay! I'm finally diving in 🤩)

#Firstlinefridays

TheSpineView Loved it!😍 5mo
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Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora | Nuzo Onoh, Michael Boatman, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Dilman Dila, Eugen Bacon, Marian Denise Moore, Dare Segun Falowo, Rafeeat Aliyu, Odida Nyabundi, Mame Bougouma Diene, Ekpeki Oghenechovwe Donald
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This short story is part of the Dominio anthology and my favourite so far. I'm not much of a horror fan, but I loved the atmosphere and Desee's journey, even if it was a painful one.

I'm counting this as my entry for Nigeria for #readingafrica2022

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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You know a book is up to a good start when the magical library shows up in chapter 1 😊😍

2nd book for #JoyousJanuary

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Started another mystery series, these ones set in medieval England. Loved Brother Cadfael, he's a nice misture of pragmatic, worldly and devout. Also, the medieval monk drama was fun!

First book finished fot #JoyousJanuary

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The Colour of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Starting a Discworld re-read with the very first book. It might not be the best, but it's still a lot of fun, brimming with clever ideas, and I have a soft spot for cowardly, failed wizard Rincewind.

#doublespin #bookspin #seriesread2022

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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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My goals for #JoyousJanuary are: read my library books and get started with Night Circus, before I get even more intimidated by it.

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Andrew65 Love Night Circus 💕 Good luck 😊👍 5mo
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“On the fine, bright morning in early May when the whole sensational affair of the Gwytherin relics may properly be considered to have begun, Brother Cadfael had been up long before Prime, pricking out cabbage seedlings before the day was aired, and his thoughts were all on birth, growth and fertility, not at all on graves and reliquaries and violent deaths, whether of saints, sinners or ordinary decent, fallible men like himself.”

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Changeless | Gail Carriger
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My first favourite book of the year 💖💖💖 Alexia and Connall continue to be a great couple, there's a clever mistery, fun new characters and bits of interesting, expanding worl building.

And what an ending!

#bookspin #seriesread2022
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TheSpineView Well done! 👍📖📚 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Nice short story collection. Parker Pyne is an interesting detective. About half the stories deal with unusual problems - they're my favorites.

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Finished my first book of the year 😎 It also doubles as my first read for #readingAfrica2022. I loved this collection of traditional tales, reminds me of the ones I used to read growing up.

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Changeless | Gail Carriger
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First random picks of the new year 👍

#bookspin #roll100
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PuddleJumper Fun stack! Happy reading 6mo
galueth28 @PuddleJumper Thanks 😀 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Cards on the Table (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Made 481points in the last week (including my first ever #bookspinbingo), for a total of 9701 points in my first #wintergames.

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StayCurious Great job! 6mo
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Just for fun, my first #bookspin list, from back in February. Kind of amazed I managed to read all those books 🤗

UwannaPublishme How cool is that! 🙌🏻 6mo
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The Silmarillion | J. R. R. Tolkien
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#bookspin list for January 😀
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