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lillinares

Joined September 2016

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From Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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There's nothing else like it. 📖

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Last Word | Lisa Lutz
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The last one... Nooooo! 😭 I'm gonna miss Izzy.

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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So enthralled by this story right now. 💙 And this cover art is just perfect, don't you think? #exitwest #bookclub #requiredreading

WordWaller Yes and yes! I'm reading this one right now too (: 5y
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After 3 Spellman Files books in a row, I spent the last two weeks reading some highbrow stuff (sorry, no pictures... they were free on Serial Reader). I feared I was going soft on my literary habits. Then I picked this one up and face-palmed myself within the first few chapters because IT'S SO DAMN FUN! Why did I wait this long? I love you, Izzy! #aprilreads #offmyhighbrowhorse #spellmanfiles

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Daisey I read this a while ago, but don't remember much about it. It's my next planned Serial Reader reread. 5y
Ellie93 I read it quite a while ago as well but I remember enjoying the reading a lot. Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors! 5y
lillinares @Ellie93 @Daisey I thought this was a really sweet one. It did take a while, though, to understand Mr. Tilney... At first I thought he was so rude, but then I realized he was just being sarcastic most of the time. I enjoyed that. 😜 5y
Ellie93 Agreed! Austen is great at making characters look a certain way and then showing who they really are and why they behave a certain way. They're so complex but I do enjoy that as well 😊 @lillinares (edited) 5y
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Words to live by. #adichie #equality

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Loved these little books so much. May we raise our children right, girls and boys, to respect one another, to see themselves as equals. Always. In every way.
"Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl.
'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything.
Ever." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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On my 3rd Spellman Series book. 😁 I giggle so often reading these, it's the best. I've just ordered the two books for my book club's next meeting, both by the amazing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. So, I'll get to more serious matters than Izzy's insane and hilarious antics when they arrive at my door step.

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Ahhh! I've been wanting to get these books for so long! They were the two required readings I loved the most when I was in school. And I'm so glad I found these gorgeous Penguin editions. 🐧 #penguinclassics #penguin #ciadasletras

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Morning in the Burned House | Margaret Atwood
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I didn't know Margaret Atwood until last year, when I read The Handmaid's Tale, which is one of the greatest books I have ever come across. The more I learn about her, the more I admire her strength and the power she bestows upon all of us women through her words. You are a goddess, ma'am. You make me feel like one too. Today is our day. .
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#internationalwomensday #womensmarch #margaretatwood #womensstrike #adaywithoutwomen

JoRead This kind of goddess I can absolutely support and get behind 😉😍 6y
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The Mists of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley
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I was maybe 15 years-old when I found this book at my home's bookshelf. I was immediately intrigued. It looked like many hands had held it, so that must have meant it was a good book. I'm pretty sure this was the first medieval-history-fantasy book I read, and it has informed so much of who I am today, and what my tastes, and dreams, and beliefs are made of. #strongwomen

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I'm going through this series in record speed, and it's been such a reprieve from all the shit happening in the world everyday now. #escapism #quoteoftheday

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So here I am having a pretty good time reading this series... It's cute, funny, snarky. Then the characters start watching Doctor Who (the new series) and making comments on the episodes, and now I'm having THE BEST TIME EVER! HECK YEAH! No one I know watches Doctor Who (I tried to make my husband watch it, but he didn't go past the Christopher Ecclestone series), so now I feel like Izzy and I really are best friends. #doctorwho

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Opening line to a harrowing tale. #thewordiest #quoteoftheday #2017readingchallenge

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The White Queen | Philippa Gregory
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All three simultaneously and chronologically.
Because, why not? #2017readingchallenge

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Just a little shout out because I'm loving this book. 💙 #3of24 #sleuths

bookmagic I love the Spellman series! 6y
lillinares @bookmagic I'm loving it too! So funny! 6y
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Some light reading to start off February, because the January books were dense and tough and they made me cry and want to pull my hair out. 👍🏼 #detectivestoriesarethebest #iwishiwereapi #lightreads #februaryreads

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The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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I did it!!! I finished this drag of a book! Don't get me wrong, it's a superbly well written and researched story, but it's a tough, exhausting read. I joked that it was my Everest, and it turns out it really was. Reaching the end felt like climbing a mountain. On the really bright side though, my Latin skills are sharp now! De te fabula narratur. 😉
#toughreads #umbertoeco #toomuchlatin

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The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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'Everywhere I have sought peace and not found it, except in a corner with a book.' Quote found in the Introduction of Umberto Eco's The Name Of The Rose. #umbertoeco #christmasreading #2016readingchallenge #toomuchlatin

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The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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This book is my Everest. I've been trying to finish it for YEARS. I am only one book away from completing my yearly challenge on Goodreads, so, I've decided that this will be the one to do it. I have 8 days left to finally reach the end of this freaking labyrinth! #umbertoeco #toomuchlatin #readingchallenge #2016readingchallenge

Bookzombie Do you like it? This is an option for my #birthdaychallenge next year. 🤓 6y
lillinares @Bookzombie Yeah! It's an incredibly dense mystery, full of mysticism. (edited) 6y
twohectobooks It helps to just ignore all the Latin paragraphs haha 6y
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lillinares @twohectobooks True! And tried doing the that the first time I began this book. But this time I got a companion book called "The Key To The Name Of The Rose" and I feel like I'm studying more than just reading. It takes forever to get through a chapter, but everything makes a lot more sense. ? (edited) 6y
kim.guernsey Good luck! 6y
Madeline I am two books away from finishing the #readharder challenge, too! I am at 70% of The Garden of Evening Mists (SE Asia) and about 20% into Yes, Chef (food memoir). 6y
lillinares @Madeline Good luck, Madeline! We can do this!! 🙌🏼 6y
bookmagic I've been reading this for years, too 😃 I don't think I will get to it finish it this year but it will be on the list for next year 6y
Sydsavvy I've tried too, but only briefly. This makes me feel so much better! I'll wait until you finish to see if I should retry to scale that mountain. 6y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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On to the next one! This book has been recommended to me by so many people. I'm really looking forward to delving into post-apocalyptic America. #dogsandbooks #postapocalypse #dystopia

Dvmheather I think I should reread this but I'm still scarred from the first time. 6y
wordsofbek I was planning this for my Xmas read! 6y
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Euphoria | Lily King
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Loved this book. I felt like I was right there in the 1930s Papua New Guinea. It also managed to spark my interest in anthropology, which until now was slim at best. The book had some weaknesses. I couldn't understand why the author chose to make Nell such a complacent wife while being so forward thinking in every other aspect of her life. But alas, the book was great in everything else.

akfreeborn I thought this book evoked a place and era better than most! Great read! 6y
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Very fitting that I should have come across this quote in these odd times we're living through right now. All I can say is that I hope I know where my interests are and that they are good, and kind.

JoRead Perfect! 6y
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Time to start a new book. 📖

LiteraryMind Looks very intriguing! 😊 6y
lillinares @LiteraryMind I'm loving the short chapters! It's keeping me on my toes every turn of the page. :) 6y
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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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A gentle tale about love and memory. 💙

jlrspaar Ugh, this book... The feels at the end were not cool. I love when a book can make you feel emotion like that. 6y
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"And the stars: the sky gets crowded at night, and it is a bit like watching a clock, seeing the constellations slide across the sky. It's comforting to know that they'll show up, however bad the day has been, however crooked things get."

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