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Moll

Moll

Joined May 2019

reading because I love it!😁
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Dubliners by James Joyce
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Birthday reading over brunch😊❤️

#JumpStart2023

Soubhiville Happy birthday! 3d
OriginalCyn620 Happy birthday! 🎂 3d
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PurpleyPumpkin Happy birthday! Have a lovely day. 🥳 3d
TheKidUpstairs Happy Birthday! Great pick for a birthday read!!! 3d
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 3d
Moll Ahh thanks so much everyone!!!❤️❤️❤️ 3d
dabbe Happiest of birthdays! ❣️ 3d
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This is genuinely one of the best things I've ever read; I'm not even sure how to put it into words. Everything about it is so stunningly powerful; to be honest I'm a bit (read: very much) in awe

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Next up! #JumpStart2023

It is bold to start this one so early on in my 100 book challenge but it looks so good and I am determined💪😂

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Really really good! Very bizarre but I loved piecing everything together and it's left me with much to ponder. The prose is gorgeous too

8 books down, 92 to go! #JumpStart2023

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY AT THIS CURRENT TIME

#JumpStart2023 #AuldLangSpine @MatchlessMarie

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PHO Love Story | Loan Le
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This is really lush❤️ There's a cute little love story at the heart of it, but what I really loved was the insight into Vietnamese culture/food. Looovely stuff🙌

6 books read, 94 to go! #JumpStart2023

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PHO Love Story | Loan Le
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Train reading🚞📖❤️ #JumpStart2023

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A gorgeously bookish day with @Emilymdxn 😍

@MatchlessMarie I want you to know that Heartstopper has taken over my entire soul. I have already bought the 2nd one (despite them being available for free online because I simply must own them all) and I've watched the Netflix series about 5 times over😂 #AuldLangSpine @monalyisha

monalyisha @MatchlessMarie That sounds like a fun obsession! Perhaps I need to join you. 😉 2w
Moll @monalyisha hahah it's a fabulous time!🌈 2w
MatchlessMarie As it should haha I need to buy the series for my own collection so I can hug them when it‘s time for a reread 😂 2w
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TheLudicReader Fingersmith is soooo good. 2w
Moll @MatchlessMarie hahaha I'm so glad it's not just me who hugs the books I love😂😂❤️ 2w
Moll @TheLudicReader Oo yay!! This makes me even more excited to read it😍 2w
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PHO Love Story | Loan Le
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I'm in the mood for romance atm haha so this is next up!

#JumpStart2023

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Before Your Memory Fades | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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Oooo I do like this series!! I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the first two, but story 2 here made me tear up so it's safe to say I still liked it😂

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Next up!! I adore the first 2 in these series so I bought this one immediately when I saw it in Foyles in December! Finally reading😍 #JumpStart2023

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This was very fun to read; the illustrations were so clever & it was funny & touching in all the right places

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Absolutely loving this so far😍 The illustrations are so lush, it's funny and I love the pink💗

4 books down, 96 to go for this year's reading goal! #JumpStart2023

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Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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Film time! #JumpStart2023

Update: Loved it! The perfect Sunday evening watch and really brought the book to life for me

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Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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Mehso-so

I quite liked this but I wasn't as invested in it as I would have expected to be! I could see that there was a real connection between Carol and Therese but somehow I just didn't feel it

I think I'll watch the film some time soon as I'd be keen to find out what I make of that!

That is another book read for this year - 3 down, 97 to go! AND my first #bookspin book of the year! @TheAromaofBooks

#JumpStart2023

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
Moll @TheAromaofBooks 🙌🙌🙌 3w
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Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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Next up! And this is my first #BookSpin book of the year!!

#JumpStart2023

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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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This made my little bi heart siiiiing and I didn't want it to end!!😍 It was so cute - I loved it🥰 And that's my 2nd book read of the year and another square ticked off for #BookSpinBingo😁

#auldlangspine @monalyisha @MatchlessMarie #JumpStart2023

MatchlessMarie Welcome to the cult of Nick and Charlie 😜🥰🥹 3w
Moll @MatchlessMarie hahaha I am fully on board!😂 Definitely going to read more in the series this year😍 3w
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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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This took me ~100 pages to get into but BOY did I love it when I did!! Selin is all of us, we are all Selin

#JumpStart2023

That's a square ticked off for #bookspinbingo too!!😁

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The Idiot | Elif Batuman

#JumpStart2023

I have 100 pages left of The Idiot and I'm so hoping to finish today! I have until end of day on the 4th to keep me on track for my 100 books in 2023 goal though!!

I'm back at work today after my Christmas break (booo!), but I should still be able to manage it💪

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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
Moll @TheAromaofBooks 😍😍😁 4w
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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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The Idiot is really making me chuckle at the moment - Selin (main character) is so unintentionally funny bless her, I love her a lot

#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge #JumpStart2023

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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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Okay but why does this paragraph give a real insight into the workings of my brain too😂

#JumpStart2023

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The Idiot | Elif Batuman

'February rolled around. The philosophy professor's unwavering concern for Martians came to strike me as eccentric, even troubling. For the benefit of the Martians, we spent hours trying to put things like metaphor and malapropism into logic notation.'

Currently over 100 pages in to my first book of the year😊 Happy reading everyone🙌

#JumpStart2023

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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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@TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #bookspinbingo

My list for January 2023!! I can't remember if I'm on the list to be tagged in posts so please do add me if not😁😍

BkClubCare Oh wow, you have some excellent books on this list! Many favorites of mine. HNY 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Moll @BkClubCare Eek this makes me more excited to read them!!😁 1mo
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Moll @TheAromaofBooks 🙌🙌🙌🙌 1mo
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks Is there a way to add me in for 2023? I'm rather new to Litsy and migrating around the site, so I hope you'll forgive my difficulties! I'll post my 2023 list today. Thanks for doing this! What fun but LOTS of work for you! #laboroflove 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @dabbe - Absolutely!!! I would love to have you along!! I did write a long and rambly post about the challenge on my blog here - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/bookspin-bookspinbingo-litsy-challenge/ - just let me know if you have any questions!!! 1mo
Moll @dabbe Great to see you joining!! Have fun😁 4w
dabbe @Moll Thanks! I'm ready to get some serious reading done this year. Serious as in, well, you know! 😃 4w
Moll @dabbe woo hoo!!💪🙌 4w
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A Girl Is a Body of Water | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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My pick for #foodandlit January 2023 - Uganda!

Jennifer Nansubaga Makumbi is a Ugandan novelist (with links to Lancaster University - I was born in Lancaster!!) who according to Goodreads lives in Manchester (near to where I grew up!)🙌 It's about a Ugandan girl called Kirabo and seems to be set in Uganda too😊

Pageturner1 i picked that one too. 1mo
Moll @Pageturner1 Nice!! Excited for your review😊 1mo
Sapphire I think I have this in my BESO. I wasn‘t going to do foodandlit this year(just follow you all), but I may have to join if I already have this one! 1mo
Moll @Sapphire Ooo yes do!! 4w
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The Idiot | Elif Batuman

#JumpStart2023

I have decided that my goodreads goal will be to read 100 books in 2023 - very bold given this year I was just short of 40 hahaha but it will be fun trying!! I'll need to read about 8 books in Jan to be on track😂

I am going to be posting my #bookspinbingo list soon & I'll also be taking part in #foodandlit in Jan (at least)😁

@Clwojick @Lizpixie

Clwojick You‘ve got this!! 🥳🤩🥳 1mo
Moll @Clwojick 😍😍 ty!!! 1mo
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Uganda | Andrew Roberts, Philip Briggs

@Catsandbooks @Texreader Hello!! Please could I be tagged in #foodandlit posts?😁

Texreader Yay! So glad you want to participate! 1mo
Moll @Texreader 🙌🙌 Thank you for running!! 1mo
Catsandbooks Added you! 😊 1mo
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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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Next up!

This will also likely be my last book of 2022 and my first of 2023!

#lastfirst @BookNAround

BookNAround I have this one sitting in my tbr shelf so I hope it‘s great. 😁 1mo
Moll @BookNAround It's great so far!! 1mo
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I wish this wasn't a library book so I could scribble my thoughts (of which there were many) all over it! Pick, pick, pick

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Ladies and gentlemen, she has finally FINISHED!!

I looooooved it - the world that Tolkien builds is so impressive and I love hobbits so much, bless their little souls🥰

Now to decide what to read next!

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'Great trees passed by like ghosts, thrusting their twisted thirsty roots through the mist down into the water.'

#WinterReadathon

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#WinterReadathon #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge

2023 reading goals!

I will be setting a specific number of books I want to try to read in 2023 on NYE, but more generally speaking I just want to keep reading as much as I can! I also want to take part in a few different Litsy events - like #BookSpinBingo every month with @TheAromaofBooks ✅️

@DieAReader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES

Andrew65 Great goals and do many fun challenges to be part of on Litsy. Have a great reading year. 📚📚📚 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
Moll @Andrew65 Thank you!!! You too😁 1mo
Moll @TheAromaofBooks 😍😍 1mo
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'For such is the way of it: to find and lose, as it seems to those whose boat is on the running stream. But I count you blessed, Gimli son of Glóin: for your loss you suffer of your own free will, and you might have chosen otherwise.'

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'She shone like a window of glass upon a far hill in the westering sun, or as a remote lake seen from a mountain: a crystal fallen in the lap of the land.'

#WinterReadathon I truly AM going to finish Fellowship today because I only have about 20 pages left now😍

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'All the while that they dwelt there the sun shone clear, save for a gentle rain that fell at times, and passed away leaving all things fresh and clean. The air was cool and soft, as if it were early spring, yet they felt about them the deep and thoughtful quiet of winter. It seemed to them that they did little but eat and drink and rest, and walk among the trees; and it was enough.'

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'"What did you blush for, Sam?" said Pippin. "You soon broke down. Anyone would have thought you had a guilty conscience. I hope it was nothing worse than a wicked plot to steal one of my blankets."'

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'The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.'

#WinterReadathon

KateReadsYA 💙 love this!!!!! 1mo
Moll @KateReadsYA Wise words from Haldir!! 1mo
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'With a terrible cry the Balrog fell forward, and its shadow plunged down and vanished. But even as it fell it swung its whip, and the thongs lashed and curled about the wizard's knees, dragging him to the brink. He staggered and fell, grasped vainly at the stone, and slid into the abyss. "Fly, you fools!" he cried, and was gone.'

Is there REALLY a more iconic scene?? I think not

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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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I haven't actually read this book but I've heard a fair amount of chatter about it; I thought I'd have a listen to this little podcast ep as I put on some make up😊

Has anyone read this?? What did you reckon?

#WinterReadathon

kspenmoll I really enjoyed this motley crew of elderly amateur detectives! 1mo
Moll @kspenmoll I love that the main characters are older😍 1mo
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'As if it were a breath that came in through unseen doors out of deep places, dread came over him.'

#WinterReadathon

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So I still didn't finish Fellowship yesterday & I started feeling bad & guilty about that...but I didn't finish because I was relaxing/eating/chatting with my family, so how silly of my brain to try to make me feel guilty about it😂

Anywho, maybe I'll finish Fellowship today, maybe I won't - either is okay😊 The goal is to enjoy reading however much I end up doing of it❤️

#WinterReadathon

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'Yet Frodo began to hear, or to imagine that he heard, something else: like the faint fall of soft bare feet. It was never loud enough, or near enough, for him to feel certain that he heard it; but once it had started it never stopped, while the Company was moving. But it was not an echo, for when they halted it pattered on for a little all by itself, and then grew still.'

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'Hobbits must stick together, especially Bagginses. All I ask in return is: take as much care of yourself as you can, and bring back all the news you can, and any old songs and tales you can come by.'

I didn't finish Fellowship yesterday but I now only have ~120 pages left so I'm hopeful that I can today!

I want to listen to a bookish podcast & start another book today too!

#WinterReadathon

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'I have crossed many mountains and many rivers, and trodden many plains, even into the far countries of Rhûn and Harad where the stars are strange.'

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'All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken:
The crownless again shall be king.'

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'They spoke no more of the small news of the Shire far away, nor of the dark shadows and perils that encompassed them, but of the fair things they had seen in the world together, of the Elves, of the stars, of trees, and the gentle fall of the bright year in the woods.'

#WinterReadathon