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pilardib

Joined May 2016

I like reading.
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I have finally finished reading my last book for 2021 🥳

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So far I'm really enjoying this collection of short stories. I was expecting a completely different kind of "horror" but I'm pleasantly surprised!

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Bailedbailed

I thought I would love this book but I didn't. So it goes.

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Mehso-so

The last two months I didn't read anything ~at all~ mostly because I was fostering these two puppies for an NGO. Now they are both grown up and adopted 😊
I finally finished what I thought was the last book in the series. Honestly, I didn't love it. The first two books are waaay better. I also don't like it when too many new characters/places are added so close to the end.

Should I read Map of Days?

AmyG Omg they are so cute. Thank you for fostering…what a wonderful thing. 3mo
Megabooks So cute! 3mo
pilardib It was a lot of work but I loved having them 😍 3mo
batsy ❤️❤️ 3mo
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It had become one of the defining truths of my life that, no matter how I
tried to keep them flattened, two-dimensional, jailed in paper and ink, there would
always be stories that refused to stay bound inside books.

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It's been a while since I last read book 2, but I'm definitely going to finish this series

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Untitled | Unknown
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*not book related sorry*
Today I lost my dog. I'll miss her so much ❤ RIP

AmyG I am so very sorry for your loss. 6mo
DaveGreen7777 Oh, no, I‘m so sorry! 😢 6mo
DGRachel I‘m so sorry. I know how much that hurts. Sending hugs. 6mo
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Megabooks I am so very sorry. 💜 6mo
Tamra Oh, so hard. Take care. 💜 6mo
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Twocougs Sending love. So sorry fir your loss.😢 6mo
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batsy I am so sorry 😞 6mo
Reggie I am so sorry. 6mo
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pilardib Thank you everyone for the kind messages. I was lucky to have her in my life for almost 18 years ❤ 6mo
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Texreader I‘m so sad for you. Lots of hugs. 6mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
Panpan

At least I finished it.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman

I really want to like this book but so far it's 😪😫😒😧

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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Pickpick

I'm actually proud of myself for reading this book :P It took me nine months!
It's easy to see why this book is so popular.

SamAnne One of these days! 9mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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The Count of Monte-Cristo | Alexandre Dumas

Less than 100 pages left 🔥🔥🔥

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
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Great documentary and the author of this book is featured!

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This short book is exactly what I needed after finishing a 13-books series.

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Pickpick

No, not all questions are answered. I understand the author wanted to make a point that the end of the book is not the end of the story but I also understand why so many people felt frustrated. I personally liked the Netflix adaptation better because I felt all of the changes to the story only favored its progression.

pilardib I read some reviews that correctly pointed out some continuity errors. Why make us doubt if the Baudelaires survived or not if there are many mentions throughout the book that they would still be traumatized by Olaf many and many years later?? 10mo
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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I made it to the last part 🎉🎉🎉

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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This book is teaching me the art of patience. Feels like I'm getting closer to the end but there are still soooo many pages left 😫

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People aren‘t either wicked or noble. They‘re like chef‘s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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Interesting and intense chapter. I was eagerly waiting for this encounter. That's all I can say without spoiling the story.

monkeygirlsmama I used to have a copy of this but I never felt inspired to pick it up. Pretty sure I got rid of it when I moved back in 2014. 12mo
pilardib @monkeygirlsmama I'm only reading this classic because I found out the tv show Revenge is based on it 😛 12mo
monkeygirlsmama @pilardib Really? Huh, I had no idea! I haven't watch that one yet, but I have heard of it and thought it looked good. Maybe I'll end up reading this book after all one of these days. haha 12mo
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Slippery Slope | Lemony Snicket
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I was disappointed with the slow and boring start, but this ended up being one of the best in the series. I love that we learn more about VFD, but also end up with even more questions.

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I wouldn't be so sure.

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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One of the only good things that happened this year was having more time to read, mainly because I was tired of staring at my phone/computer screen all day. My reading breaks were essential for helping me make it through each day.
Let's hope that 2021 will be a better year! It can't get any worse, right? :P

PurpleyPumpkin Well done!🎉 13mo
pilardib @PurpleyPumpkin I'm already thinking of all the books I'll read next year 🎉🎉🎉 13mo
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I give up on finishing this book before the year ends. It doesn't look like much, but I still have 500 pages left. Still, this was a great year for reading 😊

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Journalist Sara Stopazzolli tells the story of women in abusive relationships that ended up in them killing their partners. She also dives into the legal aspects of how the law can protect women and how it fails to do so at times. At the end of the book there is a much needed reflection of what will take to change this reality.

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My sister let me try her new kindle and I loved it! ❤

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I finished part 3. I don't have much to say other than I'm glad I finally took the time to read this classic. It makes the perfect reading for being stuck at home. Only parts four and five left! That's like five hundred pages 🙌

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Honestly, I think the series should have started with this book. The ones before are just as good, but I think it took too long to introduce some key characters/information/VFD. Maybe in the end everything will connect and I just wasn't able to pick on some things. I don't know.

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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The last of #inktober
26 - Atelophobia - fear of imperfection
29 - Mandala
And a bonus halloween ghost because I didn't draw anything for the other prompts. This was fun! Happy Halloween!

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I'm not done reading but I already think this is the best book in the series so far. The story really picks up and the introduction of new characters really helped.

Darthdad I loved this series. Might need to reread at some point 1y
pilardib @Darthdad I'm reading the series for the first time but I watched the Netflix show already so I know the plot. If you havent yet, watch the Netflix adaptation! In a lot of ways it's better than the books. 1y
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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#inktober Days
20 - seraphim - angel with six wings
22 - illusion
23 - cryptozoic - living in dark places such as holes/caves
24 - rúnda - secret, mysterious, magical
25 - chevelure - haziness surrounding comet or star

Megabooks Fantastic! 1y
tournevis Love chevelure! 1y
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I would have never thought a book could keep my interest after so many pages. I also regret not taking any notes on the characters and places. The story moves around a lot.

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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#obscuretober #inktober
Days
15 - nighted
16 - caim
18 - dreamkatcher

tournevis Love nighted! 1y
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La Sombra del Viento | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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“Well, this is a story about books.
About books?
About accursed books, about a man who wrote them, about a character who broke out of the pages of a novel so that he could burn it, about a betrayal and a lost friendship. It's a story of love, of hatred, and of the dreams that live in the shadow of the wind.“

I'm glad I gave this book a second chance. However, I have to say I was extremely disappointed with ALL of the females characters.

ferskner They are all so bad! 1y
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La Sombra del Viento | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Most of us have the good or bad fortune of seeing our lives fall apart so slowly we barely notice.

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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I'm done reading Part 2! I liked Part 1 better and reading about Edmond's time in prison. However, it was fun to read about the Carnival in Italy and the ending of Part 2 really made up for the really boring middle.

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Days #inktober
8 - Nīpan
9 - Monophobia
11 - Ephialtes
No need to say I had trouble coming up with ideas that that these are completely open to interpretation 😅
And may I add it feels so good to pick an old hobby after sooo long??

tournevis These are very nice. I love Nipann 1y
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"They had each other. To have each other in the midst of their unfortunate lives felt like having a sailboat in the middle of a hurricane, and to the Baudelaires orphans this felt very fortunate indeed".

My favorite so far!

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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun | Cornelia Funke, Guillermo Del Toro
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Quick drawing for today's #inktober prompt: Labyrinth.
I totally cheated yesterday because I couldn't come up with an idea 😜 Today I went with my obvious choice: The Pan's Labyrinth. One of my favorite movies and favorite bookworm characters!
I hope I can keep up with the prompts and keep them book related.

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“They didn‘t understand it, but like so many unfortunate events in life, just because you don‘t understand it doesn‘t mean it isn‘t so“.

I loved it and can't wait to read the next one in the series! I really wish I had read this when I was younger. I watched the netflix show first but that didn't make the book any less enjoyable. The show and the book really capture what I love most about reading, books, and stories.

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La Sombra del Viento | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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So comfortable 😆

TrishB Aww 🐶❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts Oh dear ... so cosy 💕 1y
LibrarianRyan If that was my doggies she would be chewing on them. 1y
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pilardib @LibrarianRyan she's too old now but when she was younger she did a lot of chewing/destroying 1y
batsy 😍😍 1y
PaperbackPirate Aw that is the cutest! 💙 1y
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Pickpick

I was surprised to find that everything I knew about this classic was wrong.

TheBookHippie It‘s so good! 1y
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I decided I'm going to write a review for each part.
I'm done with part I and I really enjoyed it despite the slow start. It's not hard to sympathize with Dantes and I hope some people get what they deserve.
fun fact: the sole reason why I wanted to read this book is because Revenge is one of my favorite tv shows ever ❤

Trace Best book of all time!!!! 1y
pilardib @Trace yes, I can already tell it'll be one of the besr books I'll read this year! 1y
Trace @pilardib I read it twenty years ago and keep saying I will read it again but haven‘t yet. 1y
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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My reading spot for the sunny days 🌞

IuliaC Beautiful 😍 1y
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Frankestein | Mary Shelley

Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?

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La Sombra del Viento | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Este mundo no se morirá de una bomba atómica como dicen los diarios, se morirá de risa, de banalidad, haciendo un chiste de todo, y además un chiste malo.
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Our world will not die as the result of the bomb, as the papers say, it will die of laughter, of banality, or making a joke of everything, and a lousy joke at that.

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The Count of Monte-Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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I regretted not starting this book earlier but it seems I'll be in quarantine for the rest of the year with plenty of time to read 😜

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La Sombra del Viento | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I decided to give this book a second chance and I'm sure this time I'll be able to make it to the end. I understand why I bailed and why I thought the writing was a bit annoying but I can also see why this is a comtemporary classic.

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The Last Battle | C. S. Lewis
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"I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now".

Yesterday I finished my reread of the series. I'll definitely read these books again in the future! Narnia is still one of my favorite series ❤. Some things do feel outdated but the magic is still there.

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Bloodchild | Octavia E. Butler
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I don't like scifi but I can make an exception for Octavia Butler and Ursula Le Guin.

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I don't know why I thought this would be a difficult/challenging book. So far I'm enjoying it.

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"(By the way, if you are going to read this story at all, and if you don't know already, you had better get it into your head that the left of a ship when you are looking ahead is port, and the right is starboard)"

These pictures and explanations I find when reading are not only welcome but much needed because I always feel lost when reading books that involve navigation/ships/boats or whatever because I know nothing of the sort haha

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