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Joined March 2019

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/anorexorcist
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The Invention of Wings | Sue Monk Kidd
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I've enjoyed most of SMK's works thus far, and The Invention of Wings is no different in that regard. I highly enjoyed her strong-minded characters, fighting for what's right in this world, Sarah & Nina Grimske, as well as the slaves portions of the book, Charlotte & Handful
She writes of strong minded, female characters, fighting for the injustice and abolition of slavery. Highly recommend!

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The Invention of Wings | Sue Monk Kidd
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Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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This was a hard book to read due to the tragedies that occurred, but overall I enjoyed it.

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This is a book for my forever shelf, to keep and reflect on, and re-read whenever I feel the need. I think there's a lot to be learned from this book, and it'll take more than one reading to even try and scratch the surface of these insights and teachings.

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Her Body and Other Parties | Carmen Maria Machado
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I found this at a library sale and was excited to get it, because it'd been on my tbr list for a while, so I snagged it right up. However, I was underwhelmed with the writing and the stories. 😕 Two stars. I'll be donating this to my little free library. I'm glad I didn't pay much, at least.

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Mehso-so

Two and a half stars. Ground breaking read? It is not. It's a decent read about a twenty-something in the New York restaurant world--- a lot of fucked up relationships with co-workers and a lot of drugs. I've read better books, and I've read worse. This one's pretty middle-of- the-road.

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I need a light read after finishing The Labyrinth of Spirits, and this seems like it will fit the bill.
Book #109 for 2019!

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Labyrinth of the Spirits | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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All I can say is, WOW Zafón did it again! That guy is a literary master, in my mind. It was well worth the late hours and headache/eye strain I'll have from devouring the last 300 pages in a matter of hours, tomorrow. I already can't wait to re-read this entire series 💞

BookwormM This is an amazing series 4w
perfectsinner @BookwormM yes, it is. I'm sad I finished it. It's my new favourite series now. 4w
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Labyrinth of the Spirits | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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500 pages into this behemoth of a book! So many twists and turns, wonderful characters 💞
I should be finished by the end of the weekend, sadly. I love the series so much, and don't want it to end! Zafón is an absolute master!

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Labyrinth of the Spirits | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Starting the last in the series! It's a big book, and I'm hoping to read it slowly, as I don't want to series to end 💖

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The Prisoner of Heaven | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Mehso-so

Not as good as the first two in the series, but still a decent read overall

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The Prisoner of Heaven | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I'm less than 100 pages in, so I'm trying to reserve judgement, but so far I am thinking that The Prisoner of Heaven will be far less well liked than either Shadow of the Wind or The Angel's Game. I'm not sensing a five star read out of this one.... Which isn't too say that it's 'bad', because it isn't-- but it isn't as good as the first two, for sure. I'm still very much looking forward to finishing the quartet with Labyrinth of Spirits.

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The Prisoner of Heaven | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I wanted to take a break from Barcelona, Spain, and try to stretch out the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, because I've really enjoyed the first two, and don't want it to be over so soon! However, since nothing else seems to be captivating me at the moment, I'm diving back in to Barcelona, Spain, with Daniel & Bea in The Prisoner of Heaven.

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This book is packed with information that could severely be useful for those looking to get in touch with their spirit guides & guardian angels. It has a lot of exercises and meditations to try and help you become acquainted with them. I'm going to keep this book so I can look back & try to incorporate techniques into my own life.

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Used books are fun! Someone enjoyed annotating this

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Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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OMG, Zafón has done it again! The Angel's Game, the second in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series, was just as phenomenal as Shadow of the Wind. 5 star read! I'm so glad I bit the bullet & bought the rest of the books.

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Labyrinth of the Spirits | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Book mail! I'm so excited to finally have the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. I loved Shadow of the Wind so much, I hope the rest are as great as it was.

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Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Book mail! I'm so excited to finally have the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. I loved Shadow of the Wind so much, I hope the rest are as great as it was.

Insightsintobooks This is the one book I'm missing from the series! Hope you enjoy it! 1mo
perfectsinner I finally bit the bullet & ordered them all from Amazon. I got really, really lucky finding Shadow of the Wind at a used book sale, and knew my odds of finding the rest of the series would be even more of a struggle against odds, so I finally just did it lol 1mo
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The Prisoner of Heaven | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Book mail! I'm so excited to finally have the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. I loved Shadow of the Wind so much, I hope the rest are as great as it was.

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Mehso-so

2.5 stars
I bought this on a whim when I was really into historical fiction... I then read a bunch back to back, and as a result, got a bit burned out and this has been sitting on my book shelf for six months. I finally got around to reading it tonight. I wish I had read it sooner, if only to get it out of the way. It was just alright/okay for me. I'll be donating my copy to my little free library, as I won't be re-reading.

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Mehso-so

It was okay. Different settings, going back & forth, secret family histories being discovered decades later, an autistic son... It's not the best read, or the worst. I only finally picked it up because it's literally been sitting on my bookshelf for at least 6+ months. I'll probably donate it to my little free library

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Onto Chapter 17. Page 193/426, close to 50% mark

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It's the weekend, finally. Getting back into this.
Page 120/416

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Ah, great read. Definitely deserving of all the hype. 5 star

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Book haul #2 from Friday

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Book haul #1 from Friday

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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Book haul #2 got 8 books today
Got 10 on Friday

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I've been saying this was going to be my next read for a few weeks now... But tonight I'm finally going to start it, for real!

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If you've ever been curious about past life regression and what happens to your soul in the after life to prepare you for this life, this is a book you should read. Newton takes us through the cases of 29 individuals & leads them through their past lives to help try and understand what they went through in their lives to help better them in this one. It's a fascinating story that I'm glad I read. I feel like I learned a lot.

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I picked this up a while ago & then put it down to read something else, because I knew it was going to be sad & I wasn't quite ready for something heavy at the time. Like most of Hannah's stuff I've read, it's a moving story of lifelong friends of Katie & Tully and the different directions their lives take, and some regrets of the way life works out in the end. A very touching, moving book, indeed. 4 star

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Mehso-so

Bumped it up from 2 to 3 stars from my initial 2015 read. It's still my least favourite of the trilogy.

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Starting book three to finish up the trilogy. I initially read this in 2015, and it was my least liked of the series. I gave this two stars first time around--interested to see if the rating will change on the second read-through. 🤔

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Starting The Girl Who Played With Fire tonight. I first read this trilogy back in 2015, so it's nice to come back & revisit. I do wish List had a re-read option, instead of moving it back & forth between the 'have read' & 'reading' shelves.

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I'm in a bit of a reading slump. I've picked up & put down about five books this weekend, and can't really get into any of them.
I've decided to try & re-read this series now that I own the trilogy, in hopes of breaking the slump. I haven't read them since I first did over five years ago. 🤞 that it helps

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I enjoyed The Rules of Magic better, but this was still a good read

perfectsinner I'm probably in the minority 🤔 2mo
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Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Great book! Loved the story. Looking forward to reading Practical Magic next.
I know this story was written way before, but some of the plot/characters really reminded me of The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Starting this today. This one and Practical Magic have both been on my tbr list for a while now, so I decided to dive in.

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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I don't even have the words to describe this book. I am so happy I was able to find it at a used book sale, otherwise I probably never would have read it. Absolutely fantastic read. I'm adding the rest of the series to my tbr list now, as well. I'm happy I own this-- I am, without a doubt, going to re-read it in the future. 5 stars, for sure.

Velvetfur I bought this in a charity shop a few months ago, will read it after finishing my challenges - I'm so glad to read such a glowing review from you! I'm looking forward to reading it now, thank you x 3mo
perfectsinner I hope that you like it! I had heard so many good things about this book, but I still wasn't sure, at first. It was a slow burn, for me. But it turned out that I loved it. 3mo
perfectsinner I think also, that maybe it was fate that I found it. Because I'd I had tried reading this, even a year or two ago, I know I would have abandoned it, due to so many characters to keep track of, and a rather slow moving plot. I'm glad I stuck it out. It seems it found my at exactly the right time. 💓 3mo
emz711 Reread all the others fast so you don't forget! And once I got to labyrinth, I started right over again! 2mo
perfectsinner That's awesome! I'm going to buy the rest for a Christmas gift to myself this year. And then I'll re-read SotW again to prepare! 😁📚📖 2mo
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#bookmail from a dear bookish friend of mine ☺ I also received an essential oil diffuser keychain when a cat face, and a cat hook metal bookmark

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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Surely hoping this is not sad! I can't read any more sad books this weekend. This has been on my want-to-reads list for ages, so I really hope I'll like it 🤞

Macnjen Not sad but wonderfully written, mysterious and creepy at the same time. My favorite. 3mo
perfectsinner I'm hoping I can start it today. I went to start it last night, and the first four chapters fell out! The binding/pages got loose, so I had to glue them back into the book... 3mo
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OMG! Wahhh, I didn't see that coming AT ALL. I didn't completely cry, but I definitely had tears in my eyes at the end. 😭

4thhouseontheleft As soon as he crossed under the fence, I just thought OH NO. 😢 3mo
perfectsinner Everyone was telling me to have tissues ready... Still can't believe! Wahhhh 3mo
perfectsinner There's a book called The Boy who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield that I'm going to have to read one of these days. I believe it's a true story. Just seeing the title, and literally having just finish/posted this made me look it up immediately. 3mo
Shakespearience @4thhouseontheleft I made the mistake of doing this book as an audiobook. The narrator starts talking about them going through the fence and as it progressed I actually started yelling at my car stereo “No. Stop. You are NOT ending this way.” Needless to say I had to sit in my car a few minutes before driving again cause I was a mess 3mo
perfectsinner Aww! 😔 3mo
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Bridge To Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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Aww, I wasn't expecting that at all! 😮

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Bridge To Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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My two next weekend reads.
Probably going to start with Bridge to Terabithia first.

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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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I initially wasn't too sure if this book, as I did not care for, and ultimately abandoned Morton's The Clockmaker's Daughter.
However, this book had me from the beginning. There was quite the cast or characters, a huge mystery to unravel, and when I thought I knew where the story was going, it went and turned in another direction. I really enjoyed this book.

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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Loving this book so far
Page 170/552
30% in, and just started it last night

thereadingowlvina My favourite from her so far!!! 😊 3mo
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perfectsinner I'm enjoying it way more than the other book of hers I tried 3mo
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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Did those with passage booked on death's silent ship always scan the dock for faces of the long-departed?

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White Oleander | Janet Fitch
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Book haul #3
13 books for two dollars! 📚😃👍
I've already read White Oleander, but it was on my want to own list, so I had to snag it!

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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Book haul #2
13 books for two dollars! Shadow of the Wind has been on my want-to-reads list for ages 👍😃📚

Leftcoastzen Nothing makes me happier than finding something on the TBR for a long time at a inexpensive book sale! 3mo
perfectsinner I completely agree! I found so many that were on my list! I had SOTW, White Oleander, and the three Millennium series books, and I found them all! Everything else was just a bonus buy! 3mo
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Book haul #1
13 books for two dollars! 📚😮
The Millennium trilogy had been on my want to own list for ages, and I finally found all three! I'm bummed two are paperback and one is hardcover, but I'm happy enough just to own them now!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊🎉🎊 3mo
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