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Warbreaker | Brandon Sanderson
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Vivenna and Siri are sisters of quite opposing characters. They are both doing what they ought to do, but then it's time for a treaty to be fulfilled, and amidst the increasing possibilities of war, both of their lives are just tossed right into the middle of action and politics. Somehow there's also enough time for people to fall in love? The book is full of action, deceit, politics, corruption, and I don't know what to do with my life now.

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Hey people!

Not book related, but big news.

The highest court of my country, India, has finally decriminalised homosexuality in a landmark decision. I'm so, so proud.

Probably you all have already heard the news, but I'm so happy I wanted to share it with everyone. ❤️🏳️‍🌈

Samplergal Congratulations 🎈🎉🍾! While the rest of the world moves forward, the USA appears to be headed backward. We are proud of your country! 4y
LiteraryinLawrence Wonderful news!!! 4y
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This is a story of the intertwined lives of Karolina, the seamstress from the Land of Dolls, and the Dollmaker of Krakow.

How the story itself ends leaves you hollow and sad and ugly crying. But it's a beautiful story nonetheless, full of pain and loss, but also of magic and hope and friendships that don't die.

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"An entire lifetime spent without believing in anything marvellous would be gloomy and dull."

Reviewsbylola What a gorgeous cover. 😍 4y
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin

I recently finished reading A Game of Thrones (only the first book of the series) and I'm a little disappointed that I already knew all the plot twists because I have seen the TV show. Nevertheless, I always love how characters are developed in books, both physically and conscientiously. It's a much more immersing experience. Plus side of having already watched the show? The numerous characters in the book had faces and I didn't get confused. 😅

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Untitled | Anonymous

Do any of you have bookstagrams? I recently started following a couple of accounts, and my Instagram feed is actually making me happy. Looking to follow more people. ❤️

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The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame
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I feel like I find the deepest, most touching pieces of writing in children's books. I find this really beautiful. Reading The Wind in the Willows is making me calmer.

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A song of ice and fire | George R. R. Martin
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Got this for INR 79 (that's roughly 1.15 USD 😛) in a crazy online deal! 🤩
It has a map of Westeros and the Free Cities too!

Jess7 Where did you get it? I‘m intrigued! 5y
her-my-oh-nee @Jess7 It's on this e-commerce site "Flipkart" in India. 5y
Jess7 Ohhh never heard of it. I live in the US (edited) 5y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Just finished reading The Handmaid's Tale. So thoroughly disturbing. Particularly how she begins to forget the details from her past little by little, getting used to how things were around her. But the ending! I need answers. I would like to believe that Nick was actually rescuing her. I would also like to believe a lot of other things, but I don't think they'd work out. I'm just so drained.

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Despite the fact that all the characters were hopelessly screwed up, I enjoyed the plot. The climax was was actually pretty satisfying for me.

I read a lot of reviews from people complaining that the women in the novel had no self worth. I mean, yes, they didn't, isn't that an integral part of the story? I don't know what that's about. I liked the book overall.

Gezemice I liked it, too. And I had the same issue with complaints about unlikeable characters. It is psychological thriller, what do people expect? 5y
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Sons and Lovers | D.H. Lawrence

"Being the sons of mothers whose husbands had blundered rather brutally through their feminine sanctities, they were themselves too diffident and shy."

I'm going through the book extremely slowly, but it's definitely an interesting read.

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A Modest Proposal | Jonathan Swift
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Did anyone else find A Modest Proposal a bit creepy? If I hadn't known in advance that it was a satire, I would have been horrified. All that baby murdering, cannibalism... I was too scared to focus on what he was trying to mock. I don't know, it just didn't feel enough satirical to me.

Libby1 I think he was trying to get people to care for the plight of the poor. I knew that going into it so it didn‘t seem creepy to me! Sorry it put you off! 5y
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2017 was a good year reading-wise. 😁
I started the year with Popsugar reading challenge, but ended up reading just any book that came in sight. I'm glad I could at least reach the desired book count anyway.

#Goodreads #MyYearInBooks

DebinHawaii Great job!! 🎉📚👍 5y
AmyG I read 53 books, too. Congrats! 5y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I don't like how the world is working right now, so I've decided to go to #Hogwarts for the last few days of 2017 ❤️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I re-read the entire series this year, so I know exactly what you mean! 5y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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#ChristmasCarolBuddyRead with #SerialReader
I fell behind in between but ended up finishing early. 🙈

Sorry @KVanRead, I wasn't as interactive as I had hoped to be, but it was definitely fun to reread this book with everyone.

KVanRead So glad you had fun! Me too!! 5y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Rereading A Christmas Carol with #SerialReader for #ChristmasCarolBuddyRead. I haven't seen any movie or play adaptations though.

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#RandomRants

So, I picked up the audio book version for A Short History of Nearly Everything narrated by William Roberts. I'd heard a lot of praise about this one, but I don't feel it. It's been over a month since I started it and I'm still barely 15% done. I guess audio books are not my thing. But I'm the kind of person who finishes a book no matter what, so I guess I'm stuck.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome to Litsy! Have you tried speeding up the audiobook? Most players will let you go at speeds over 1.0. Sometimes that helps make the narration better, believe it or not. And at the very least, it‘ll help you finish sooner. One thing I‘ve learned from people here, though, is it‘s okay to bail on a book! 5y
her-my-oh-nee @BarbaraTheBibliophage will try speeding it up. Thanks for the tip. 5y
jfalkens Welcome to Litsy and happy reading 😊🎉📖🎊📚 5y
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Cinfhen Hi welcome to Litsy! Sometimes with audio it has a lot to do with the narrator ! I find for me memoirs "told" by the author work best! Hands down the best audio I listened too was 5y
her-my-oh-nee @Cinfhen Thanks for the tip and the book suggestion. I will definitely try it out. 5y
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Favourite classic ever! 😍

DebinHawaii My favorite too! Welcome (belated) to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here. 5y
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Christopher is a boy with Asperger's syndrome who likes maths, dogs, and playing detective. Apart from his father, his school teacher Siobhan is the only person whom he trusts completely. One night, a dog in his neighbourhood is murdered, and Christopher decides to do some detecting, and he ends up solving not just Wellington, the dog's murder mystery, but also the mystery of his mother's sudden death.

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