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haanim

haanim

Joined May 2016

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We Were Liars | E Lockhart
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In this book the protagonist begins a giveaway project, where she gives away one item each day. Her reason for doing it is rather sad, but it did inspire me to do something similar, new year and all 🤷🏽‍♀️😅
Hopefully I can keep it up!

LMJenkins I read this book, but don‘t remember anything about giveaways? Maybe I need to re-read! 5mo
haanim @LMJenkins I can‘t jog your memory without dropping spoilers 😂 it wasn‘t a major plot point though, just one of the things she did, I guess as a coping mechanism. 5mo
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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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I didn‘t spend a lot of time on Litsy in 2018 and I did not have a great reading year in 2018. That is no coincidence. I‘ve set my goal at a more realistic number this time and I‘ll see how it goes. Happy new year all! 💜💫

Soubhiville Happy New Year! You can do it! 5mo
tpixie Great Luck! Welcome back! 📚📚📚 5mo
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Pickpick

Loved this book. I started out thinking “this woman is ridiculous” and laughing out loud at all of her quirks. But as the details of her life are revealed I started feeling intensely sad for her.

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Ok so I actually woke up early to finish this before work 😆 I absolutely needed to finish it before leaving for my holiday this evening. So glad I finished!

I need the next book RIGHT NOW! I‘m not not usually into fantasy novels, but this one had me hooked right from the start. I LOVED it! I loved every character, but I resonated with Amari 💜👸🏾

minkyb Glad this captivated you! 10mo
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The upside of being home sick with bronchitis? Extra reading time! 💃🏽

16 pages into this one and I am HOOKED! 😱

Big hugs to @aloslibrary for gifting this to me 😍💜

MidnightBookGirl Sorry you're sick, but yes to having time to read this! 10mo
aloslibrary I‘m reading it too! 👌😍 #feelbetter #xoxo 10mo
dariazeoli Feel better! 10mo
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It feels weird to say that I enjoyed a book about the Rwandan Genocide, but in truth, I did. Or maybe it‘s better to say that I was captivated. The writing was simply brilliant. I really don‘t know what else to say. I am still speechless and furious. The so-called international community really failed Rwanda.

minkyb Well said. 12mo
Blaire Good review. I‘ve wanted to read this for a long time. 12mo
Weaponxgirl I felt exactly the same way when I read this book. Great review 12mo
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Pickpick

A good ole murder mystery 👍🏽

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You've Got Mail | Stephen Travis, Travis Stephen
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Received this for our #Litmail V-day swap. I am in love with this tote 😍 thank you @Robothugs 💜 feeling very spoilt. ☺️

Sapphire I need to get this for my daughter! 1y
RebelReader That tote is adorable! Where did you find it @Robothugs? 1y
Robothugs @RebelReader if you email robothugs.litsy@gmail.com I can send you the link specific to the tote 😊 1y
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I won this in a @Robothugs giveaway. How lucky ☺️💜 thank you Jen! 💜

sisilia I loved this book 😍 14mo
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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This passage made me giggle. 😅
#AfricaIsNotACountry

batsy 😂👌 1y
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Spilt Milk | Kopano Matlwa
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Pickpick

There was a lot that bugged me about this book, but there was more that made me smile, so I‘ll give it a pick 🤘🏽😅

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Spilt Milk | Kopano Matlwa
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“The cars carred, the trucks trucked, the busses bussed and the taxis hooted...”

South African traffic in a nutshell 🤷🏽‍♀️🙈😅

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You've Got Mail | Stephen Travis, Travis Stephen
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@Robothugs is the absolute sweetest person 💜 look at this gorgeous mug she sent me ☺️ thank you so much 🤗💜💫

josie281 I love it!! 1y
Robothugs You‘re welcome!! ❤️☺️ I‘m glad you love it 1y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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1 hr 37 minutes is about all I managed to clock for @24in48 🤷🏽‍♀️ oh well! 😅
#24in48

emilyhaldi Better than nothing! 😄😄😄 1y
DebinHawaii Every bit is good!! 🎉📚🎉 1y
LeahBergen It‘s all good. I‘ve done the readathon twice now and haven‘t even been close to finishing. 😆 1y
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batsy Every bit counts! ☺️ 1y
sprainedbrain Every minute spent reading is well spent! Good job 🎉 1y
Lacythebookworm Reading any amount of time is great! 🎉 1y
Bookzombie I agree with all the comments here! Time well spent. 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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This book starts off dripping with teenage angst and then develops through a range of human emotions. The writing is beautiful: embellished, but lucid. A searing read about passion and holding someone dear.

(Just finished this as part of #24in48. Time for breakfast then to start a new book yay!) @24in48

Cinfhen Nice review 1y
Lizpixie Im so happy some of my fellow #LitMail members are ‘thoning along with me! Isn‘t it awesome to see our name on a bunch of international prizes? #thoningalong #litmailforpresident 1y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Compelling and beautifully written. This is a special book and I totally get why people rave about it. 💜

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Finished my first book for 2018 and WHAT a book. Excuse me, just need to have a cry quickly. 😓

Kalalalatja Soooo good! 1y
AmyG If you find a book you love more for 2018...please let us know immediately!!! 1y
minkyb Totally agree! 1y
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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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1. Top half of my bookshelf, which contains all my unread print books 🙈
2. History
3. Chocolate milkshake 😝 I don‘t drink alcohol 🤷🏽‍♀️
4. Brown
5. The Heart‘s Invisible Furies

@MinDea #HumpDayPost

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I just turned 29, so I guess I‘m an ancient dinosaur in this kid‘s eyes too 😆

Beckykearns I turned 27 in December and have been panicking about being late 20‘s 😂 1y
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Settled on 45 books for 2018. Let‘s do this 👊🏽

Texreader Yes!! 1y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
DivineDiana 👍🏻 1y
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In 2015 my target was 15 and I only read 11.
In 2016 I joined Litsy. My target was 15 and I read 25!
In 2017 I upped my target to 35 and I read 40! 😆🎉

Firstly, thank you @Litsy for igniting my reading.
Secondly, what should I set next year‘s challenge at? 🤔😅

MMenefee 👏👏👏👏 1y
AmyG 👍🏻 1y
Lacythebookworm That‘s great! 45? 50? (edited) 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm Happy reading journey in 2018! ☘️📚 1y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 1y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1y
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New Year's Eve | Lisa Grunwald
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I‘m having a very wild New Year‘s Eve - summarizing 2017‘s reading 🤘🏽😆
I tend to just follow my reading feelings and I haven‘t made a conscious effort to read diversely. I don‘t do resolutions, but in 2018 I do want to try to do better when it comes to reading more diverse authors. I‘m also on a mission to read more African authors, especially South African. Let‘s do this 2018 👊🏽

minkyb Happy New Year @Haanim‼️ 1y
haanim Thank you @minkyb 💜 happy new year to you and your family too! Xx 1y
batsy Sounds like great bookish goals. Happy new year! 1y
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 1y
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Oh hello! 10,000! Yay! Happy new year littens! 🎉🎉🎉

Suelizbeth Fantastic! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉📚📚❤️❤️ 1y
ElishaLovesBooks Congratulations!!🎉🎊 1y
Liatrek Awesome!!! 1y
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DGRachel Congrats!🎉🎉🍾🎉🎉 1y
LeahBergen Yay! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 1y
Shemac77 Congratulations! 1y
Mdargusch 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
JessClark78 🎊🎉📚 1y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 1y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻📚🎉 1y
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House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
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Final book of 2017 and I really liked it ☺️
#buddyread with @Robothugs

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House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
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This is what I want 😓 although I‘d be satisfied with an apartment. As long as it‘s cosy.

minkyb ❣️ 1y
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Watching this movie and eating a giant bowl of ice cream. Happy Saturday y‘all! ✌🏽😋

GoldenGirl My son said it was fantastic! I still need to read the book! 1y
DivineDiana I thought the movie was stunning! 1y
haanim @GoldenGirl I read the book too and I think the movie was quite a good adaptation! 1y
haanim @DivineDiana agreed! I thought the Monster was especially well done. 1y
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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I don‘t usually read romance novels. And at times this felt like a romance novel, but it was more than that. By half way it was a tense drama. And by the end I was a puddle of tears. It‘s a goody that I couldn‘t put down. It‘s 3am here and I just finished it 😅 goodnight! ✌🏽

Rachel.Rencher I loved this book 😍 It was so emotional for me to read, but it's one that's really stuck with me 1y
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I wish I‘d read this around 2011-2012. It could have been a benefit. Great little book that‘s written earnestly. It‘s not a scientific or medical exploration of depression and anxiety. It‘s a heartfelt account of the author‘s experience.

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1. Shortbread and chocolate chip 🍪
2. Traveling
3. 38 so far!
4. Home Alone 😱
5. Books, I guess 🤷🏽‍♀️

#FriyayIntro @jesshowbooks

erzascarletbookgasm 1. My favourite types too! 🙌 1y
haanim @erzascarletbookgasm nomnomnom 🤤 1y
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“Read anything you want. Just read.”

ElishaLovesBooks Great quote! 1y
DeborahSmall ❤️ 1y
TNbookworm ❤this quote! 1y
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You've Got Mail | Stephen Travis, Travis Stephen
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Feeling so happy. @Michelle_mck has spoilt me 😍 I love everything so much 😭😍☺️
Thank you thank you thank you 😍💜💜💫☺️
#litmailholidayexchange #litmail

Michelle_mck So happy that you love it 💕💕💕 1y
Robothugs You are the cutest lol ❤️ 1y
Cinfhen 😍 1y
haanim @Robothugs 😆☺️💫💜 1y
haanim @Michelle_mck 💜💜💜💫 1y
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You've Got Mail | Stephen Travis, Travis Stephen
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Ok it‘s past midnight here in 🇿🇦 and I can‘t wait anymore so I‘m about to open my #LitmailHolidayExchange package! #litmail

Excited 😁

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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1. Roller blades
2. The Hate U Give ✊🏽
3. Younger 😝
4. The hospital I was born in is literally in the same street where I live, not even 1km away 😅 so yes!
5. 💜💫

#FriyayIntro @jesshowbooks

Rachbb3 I loved my roller blades!! 1y
bentchbites I miss my roller blades! Haha 1y
elizabethlk Going to have to agree that roller blades were the bomb. 1y
Cinfhen My hubby belongs to a rollerblade hockey league! 1y
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Pickpick

A beautiful, sad book that I really enjoyed 💜

VickytoriaLou Have you seen the film? I thought it was actually a pretty close representation of the book ... bit didn't make me cry quite as much! 1y
haanim @VickytoriaLou not yet, but I have it recorded on pvr so I intend to watch it soon! ☺️ 1y
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#2018readingresolutions

Didn‘t manage to complete any of the challenges I took on in 2017, ( #LitsyAtoZ or #ReadHarder ) except my Goodreads challenge. I‘m cool with not completing them, but I think they dictated my reading a bit too much and I wasn‘t always feeling it.

SO! In 2018 I‘m only doing GR challenge, upping my target. Going to read according to what I feel like reading, and what my #Litmail group is reading. There! ✌🏽

@Liberty

batsy 💪 I'm a mood reader I've discovered and told myself the same. Then I went and signed up for two challenges 🙄😂 1y
haanim @batsy sooo I just signed up for #MountTBR 🤷🏽‍♀️😆 1y
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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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💜 sad but pleasing at the same time 🤷🏽‍♀️

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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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💜💜💜 tag your best friend 💜💜💜

@Faiza_Mallick

Laura317 @harrisenigma has been my best friend since 7th grade. 1y
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You've Got Mail | Stephen Travis, Travis Stephen
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You never realize how well these damn padded envelopes stick shut, until you seal it and then realize you left something out 🙈

Anyway! My #LitmailHolidayExchange package is going out tomorrow! I think I‘m cutting it fine, but here‘s hoping it gets there in time! 🙏🏽

#litmail @LitMail

minkyb Oops. 1y
LitMail This happens to me more often than I care to admit. 🙈 1y
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Still a month left in the year and I've completed 2017's Goodreads challenge 💪🏽🎉😜
#BlameItOnLitsy 😝🤗

Kalalalatja Well done! 2y
Marchpane Awesome! 👏👏👏 2y
batsy Nice! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
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PenguinInFlight Woo hoo! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
irre 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Lindy Excellent! 2y
sprainedbrain Awesome! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
minkyb Sweet! 1y
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There's so much I can say about this book, but I really do understand all the hype and attention it received. It is brilliant. Heartbreaking. Infuriating.

One minute you're reading and things seem relatively calm and then chaos erupts almost seamlessly. I felt unsafe reading it. And I think the author did this on purpose, because when you're a slave on the run, you can't allow yourself to feel safe. 👇🏽cont...

haanim Also made me question why I've never read a novel about slavery set in my own country, even though we have an extensive history of slavery in South Africa. 2y
haanim ALSO it made me sit staring into space, thinking about slavery until I had tears in my eyes. We must never stop talking about slavery and the effect it's had on the makeup of this world. 2y
batsy Lovely review 💜 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great review! I read this one and Kindred this year, so moving, and I highly recommend it too. 2y
haanim @Riveted_Reader_Melissa that's on my TBR! Thanks 💜 2y
minkyb Love your review @haanim You can really feel the emotional connection you had with the book. 2y
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You've Got Mail | Stephen Travis, Travis Stephen
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My #LitmailHolidayExchange package arrived. 🤗
#litmail

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Disgrace | J. M. Coetzee
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I need something light and fluffy after this 😰

Michelle_mck After these last two you need something super light 2y
haanim @Michelle_mck I actually also finished the Underground Railroad today. I was reading 3 heavy books at the same time and finished them all around the same time too 😆 2y
Simona After this book I couldn‘t start to read the next one for few days... 2y
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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Mehso-so

I know lots of people loved this book, but it just wasn't for me and I'm ok with that 🤷🏽‍♀️💜

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Packing for a trip. I think I'm ready 💁🏽😆

ScientistSam What else would you need?! 2y
haanim @ScientistSam maybe one or two more books? 🤔 2y
BarbaraBB 😂😂 2y
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LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
ScientistSam That's fair. 😜 2y
Simona Ready to go! 😂😂😂 2y
minkyb Looks good to me! 2y
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I read three books in October.

🥇The Reluctant Fundamentalist
🥈On Beauty
🥉The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

#OctoberReads #bestofoctober

BarbaraBB Good ones! 2y
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Disgrace | J. M. Coetzee
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I just wanna say that Cape Town is my hometown and I can attest to this 😝😂

Simona I love this book❣️ 2y
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You've Got Mail | Stephen Travis, Travis Stephen
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My #LitHalloween spoils from @sisilia 💜 I love everything, thank you so much! 😍💫

@LitMail #Litmail

Cinfhen 🎉🎉🎉 2y
batsy Some amazing books! 💖 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
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I love going to the library and grabbing random books that weren't on my TBR and then reading them before books that are on my TBR. 🤣

Jess7 Great book! I prioritize library books above books I own all the time! 2y
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American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Look I can handle the weird stuff. But I could not handle one more outfit description. 😤

Owlizabeth I really dislike this book. 2y
Alfoster @Owlizabeth I agree! I bailed because it was just too disturbing (and I can take a lot of weird stuff)! 2y
haanim @Owlizabeth @Alfoster I don't think I even got to the really weird parts yet. But the outfit descriptions were annoying me so much I just couldn't go on 🙈 2y
Alfoster Then it‘s good you bailed when you did; it gets really gross😫! 2y
Bookish.Heart This is definitely one of the worst books ever (in my opinion). I tried reading one of Ellis other books to see if it was just a one-off thing.... Nope! I just have an intense dislike of this author 2y
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