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Moll

Moll

Joined May 2019

just finished my lit degree and figuring out how to read for fun again!
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Emilymdxn This one‘s gorgeous! I still need to make time to read it 1mo
Moll Ahh yes do!! I wanna know what you think! 1mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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#7covers7days #covercrush

Thanks for tagging me @Emilymdxn !

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Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
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I've just moved into my new flat in London and I've already found the library haha - dipping into this book for a while!📚😊

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

It was a grey cold day, and the sun did not come out, but the road glittered anyway.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

If you tried to look right at it, you couldn't see it. If you looked away, it was there gleaming in the corner of your eye.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

...you could feel the chill creeping along the ground as though breathed out faintly by some distant giant...

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

I could feel it on my side, a shimmer of colder wind trying to press against me and pierce through to my skin, but I didn't care. I was colder inside than out.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

I liked to feel their eyes on me, weighing me like a purse, and being able to hold my head up when they did it, feeling my own worth.

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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
1) People who are rude/ungrateful!
2) For my 21st, my boyfriend collated lots of photos of me and him and my friends and put them in this beautiful little book alongside lovely messages written by everyone for me. Made me cry!
3) Someone who achieves security within, and remains true to, themselves no matter what the circumstance. Difficult but so admirable!
4) Anyone who sees this should do it and tag me so I can read!

Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻🌼 3mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

His lantern was swinging inside the house, making eyes of the windows, looking for me.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

Cn: death

Da always buried the babies there even though the ground was hard to dig, because he didn't want to spare planting ground.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

No one had ever shouted at me in my life: my mother with her quiet voice, my gentle father. But I found something bitter inside myself, something of that winter blown into my heart: the sound of my mother coughing, and the memory of the story the way they'd told it in the village square so many times, about a girl who made herself a queen with someone else's gold, and never paid her debts.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

When my mother spoke, I inhaled all the warmth of that memory with her words, and longed for it with my cold hands curled into painful knots. I thought of going there to stay, a beggar girl, leaving my father alone and my mother's gold forever in our neighbours' houses.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik

The real story isn't half as pretty as the one you've heard.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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FINALLY finished the first book I've read since finals and it may have taken me 20 years but I really liked it! Unlike anything I've read before and not something I'd usually pick up...but well worth the read💖 Thanks @Emilymdxn !💖💖💖

Emilymdxn SO glad you liked it! 3mo
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'Her hair was as sleek as it always was, and her dress as beautiful, but there was something about her that seemed wild, as if an invisible wind whipped around her'.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'Her face was like quicksilver, always racing to something new'.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'Her voice was bright and almost childishly loud, startling after the dullness of the hall. She had a tipped-up nose, and a sharp face, like a fox. She was pretty, and knew it'.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'“What are you thinking about?“ [...] “Nothing“, I said. It was untrue. I guess it always is'.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 4mo
Moll Thanks!😊 4mo
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'To a goddess the few decades of human life were barely even an inconvenience'.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'Her black hair was loose down her back and her skin shone luminous and impossibly pale, as if it drank light from the moon'.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'Gods and mortals never mixed happily in our stories'.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'But is it not a sort of genius to cut always to the heart?'

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'The sound was pure and sweet as water, bright as lemons'.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'I had been dreaming myself a fish, silvered by sun as it leaped from the sea. The waves dissolved, became amphorae and grain sacks again'.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'Rumours were the only coin the boys had to trade in'.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'I could have told him more, of the dreams that left me bleary and bloodshot, the almost-screams that scraped my throat as I swallowed them down. The way the stars turned and turned through the night above my unsleeping eyes'.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'Juggling was a trick of low mummers and beggars, but he made it something else, a living pattern painted on the air'

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

'The keen edge of my envy was like flint, a spark away from fire'.

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

tw: graphic imagery, death

'Sometimes he turned and showed the hole in his head, where the soft mass of his brain hung loose'.

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Life of Pi | Yann Martel
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My college library is still accessible for me until term finishes and I've found some really great books to read there!! I'm excited! Emily has recommended that I also read Johnson's Fen so I'm going to give that a go too hopefully.😊
(sorry for the blurry photo - idk why it's posted like that!)

Emilymdxn Yessss free books hype 4mo
Moll 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

1) Hmmm, this was technically the end of last year but I LOVED H is for Hawk - it's beautiful
2) I haven't read enough books this year to have a least fave! (Damn you finals revision)
3) The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (loved The Night Circus)
4) I've set myself the goal of reading AS MUCH FOR FUN AS POSSIBLE for the rest of the year now I'm done w finals!!
5) everyone who follows me!! Tag me if you do it!🙌

Emilymdxn Wooooooooo reading for fun! 4mo
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'In order to lay down firm foundations for change it is necessary both to understand the framework you wish to change and to be kind to yourself' - Stepping Away from the Past

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Moll Ty!!💞 4mo
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Glubbslyme | Jacqueline Wilson
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1) My family sometimes call me doodles/molldoodles (I think bc i LOVED The Tweenies when I was little), my grandpa calls me little treasure, and most people call me Moll
2) hmm, the only one that comes to mind is Glubbslyme, that's kinda weird
3) I don't think so!
4) I LOVE a good book cover but if a book doesn't have a good'un it won't stop me reading it, so I guess it's just a bonus
5) @Emilymdxn !!😊

Emilymdxn Glubbslyme is an amazing book title and I want it to be someone‘s nickname now 4mo
Moll I wonder what would result in Glubbslyme being someone's nickname... 4mo
Eggs Love your responses 🤗👏🏻🎈 4mo
Moll Thank you!!😍 4mo
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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
1) The Song of Achilles mainly! I'm enjoying it out in the sun and it's so nice to be reading just for fun again😊
2) I really want to read more by Naomi Novik!!
3) Hmm, I think it was A Clockwork Orange!
4) Naomi Novik's 'Uprooted' (she's a fave, can you tell haha)

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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#wondrouswednesday
1) Fantasy or magical realism
2) I'm terrible at thinking up stuff like this but it would have to be one word, idk why it just would haha. Think, like, 'Uprooted' by Naomi Novik
3) Me and 2 friends after our final exam!! We'd just been trashed (a weird oxford tradition where your friends come and cover you in shaving foam and whatnot to help you celebrate finishing)
4) I was just revising for my exams so sadly not many at all!

Moll @Emilymdxn I did it!🙌 5mo
Emilymdxn Amazing! Just think how different your next reading month will be now exams are out the way 5mo
Moll I'm so excited to read so many books!! 5mo
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Started reading for fun again after finals! I like to read a fiction and a non-fiction at the same time so starting with a book that @Emilymdxn got me and a self-help type one🙌 Reading in a lush bath😊

Theaelizabet Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
Moll @Theaelizabet thank you!!📚💖 5mo
Ericalambbrown Welcome! Hope you enjoy it here as much as I do! 😊📚🙏🏻 5mo
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Moll @Ericalambbrown thank you! I hope so too!!🙌 5mo
Samplergal Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
Moll @Samplergal 😍😍 thank you! 5mo
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 And congrats on finishing your degree. 🎉 5mo
Moll @wanderinglynn thank u x2!!!🙌💖 5mo
KathyWheeler Reading for fun after I finished my lit degree was just complete bliss! Enjoy it, and welcome to Litsy. 5mo
Soubhiville Hi @moll! Welcome! 5mo
Moll @KathyWheeler I'm so excited😍 ty! 5mo
Moll @Soubhiville hello! Thank you! 5mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 5mo
Moll @RaimeyGallant ty!!😍 5mo
Moll @CoffeeNBooks thank you!!💖 5mo
Geeklet Welcome to Litsy! I hope you like it here! 5mo
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audraelizabeth Welcome to litsy! Your tbr will never recover in the best way. 5mo
saresmoore Lovely! I devoured this book. Your non-fic looks interesting, too. 5mo
Moll @Geeklet thank you! Me too!! 5mo
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Moll @audraelizabeth haha, thank you! 5mo
Moll @saresmoore Ooo so glad to hear you enjoyed it!! Thank you! 5mo
audraelizabeth Your welcome 5mo
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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