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Joined May 2016

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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Here is my #shelfie for #24in48! Sadly I only have these books with me at the moment, but I loved all of them and am loving GAME OF THRONES! 😄

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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The first half an hour is done! Now... food. #24in48

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Is anyone else joining in #24in48? I'm planning on finishing off GAME OF THRONES today, about 180 pages to go! 😄

MandaChittles Hiya - what's this 24 in 48 thing?? 3y
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The Fade Out Vol. 1 | Ed Brubaker
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I really enjoyed this! I really want to pick up the second one too. The cover completely intrigued me and the story lived up! (It's a bit outlandish in places, but still interesting!)

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Standing Female Nude | Carol Ann Duffy
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First read of #readathon, and I really enjoyed it! The poems were different to what I expected but I've definitely got a few bookmarked, including the collection's namesake. Definitely recommend!

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Standing Female Nude | Carol Ann Duffy
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Happily reading my first book of #readathon! I'm really enjoying this, nearly finished actually!

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I really enjoyed this MG book! Coco had great character development and the horsey aspect was fab. (Forever waiting for my Cupcake!) It was sweet and fun, and I felt like I was really in the story with the characters. I'm not sure if I'll read the sequel simply bc it's from a different character's perspective, so I'll have to see about that but I definitely loved this one!

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City of Heavenly Fire | Cassandra Clare

I haven't been reading for ages, been in a slump and I got 170 pages into this book about 4 months ago and never finished it :/ I'm going to try & finish it soon though because I'm seeing spoilers everywhere 🙃 I LOVED The Infernal Devices but I've been way more disappointed with The Mortal Instruments :/ what're your thoughts?

aecawthon I preferred the Infernal Devices over Mortal Instruments as well, and I never read the last book. I did read Lady Midnight, however, and loved it. I'm looking forward to the 2nd book in that series. 3y
sprinkledwithwords @aecawthon I think you're the only person I've spoken to who feels the same haha! I already have Lady Midnight so I'm definitely going to read it! I'm glad you like it :D 3y
aecawthon I think Mortal Instruments just got too complicated. Too many backstories and betrayals to keep up with. It made me tired. 3y
sprinkledwithwords @aecawthon same. At the moment I'm only reading it just to say I have and because I'm half way through! 3y
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Strange Medicine | Mike Russell
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Whilst I liked the short stories in this collection, some of them were SO weird, I couldn't quite figure out the meanings. I really enjoyed all of them and thought that they were fascinating, but they seemed a little short and inconclusive & I couldn't quite figure out if I was 'getting' them or not! Enjoyed overall though! Thanks to the publisher for an arc. Book 3 of Dewey's 24hr pre-#readathon! #arc

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Mistletoe and Murder | Robin Stevens
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What another FANTASTIC book! It is no secret I love Robin Stevens' novels, and this one is no different. And it doesn't even matter than I'm reading a Christmas book in April! I will always recommend this series. Book 2 of Dewey's 24hr pre-#readathon!

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Windfall | Jennifer E. Smith
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I read WINDFALL today (aside from 60 pages already read) which is my first book for the Dewey's 24 hour pre-readathon! I really enjoyed it although I had some trouble with one of the main characters and was kinda put out that the MC ended up with them. :( 3.5/5 overall & 2/24 hours read!

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This was a reread but I last read the book years ago! I'm planning on carrying on with the series this time, though. There's so much to say about this book (a longer review is heading to my blog!) but it's definitely a modern classic and I'm really looking forward to the Netflix series!

Josie I've never seen that cover!! It's amazing 3y
sprinkledwithwords @josie haha really? I've never seen a cover other than this!😂 3y
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I really loved this book. It was so abstract and beautifully written. I loved how fevers and dreams were written and I could not put it down! There was one character I felt a little irrelevant but I loved it overall. The ending especially was wonderful.
Full review will be on my blog soon: sprinkledwithwords.wordpress.com & goodreads (same name!) x #arc

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In Search of Lost Time | Marcel Proust
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I think #24in48 may be over for me and I did PITIFULLY! I read so little hours I'm really disappointed (although happy that I read 1 book, finished another, and started a third). Next time will be better...! Uh, when is the next round? 😉
This also really highlighted how I have to make reading more of a priority, even if I am a student and 4:30am bedtimes are a thing multiple days in a row. 😜

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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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"A monster calls.
I capture the castle:
The princess saves herself in this one."

Poem in book titles for another #24in48 challenge! ? Now... off to bed for me. Yet another 4am!

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A Reading Diary | Alberto Manguel
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I'm #currentlyreading this for leisure and thought I'd get a bit of reading in before I go out tonight! 😄🎉 #24in48

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The Garden Party and Other Stories | Katherine Mansfield, Lorna Sage
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First book for #24in48 and I really enjoyed it! It's very realist, very literary fiction & focussed on character more than plot, but aside from maybe 1 or 2, I really loved all of the stories! It's one I think I'll keep on my shelf even after my course is over.

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The Garden Party and Other Stories | Katherine Mansfield, Lorna Sage
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OMG I completely overslept before #24in48 and I'm so far behind!! 😱😱 Not going out tonight as well haha! 4:30 am bedtimes are NOT a good idea for reading.
Anyway, starting with this one first I think as I need to have it read by Monday and I think short stories will be good for my brain! Haha!
Happy readathon!
Ps: also tweeting (mb1098) and instagramming (sprinkledwithwords)

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Swann's Way | Marcel Proust
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24in48 is this weekend and I'm finally participating whoo! This is my TBR, all for university and o need to get them all read this weekend haha! *screams* Well, I need to read at least 90 pages of both of the Proust novels so there we go! #24in48 #tbr

Weaponxgirl Just saw you on the #24in48 website and saw your based in Norwich too. Hope you don't mind the follow 😀 3y
sprinkledwithwords @Weaponxgirl not at all! Always fun to find someone in the same place as you! 3y
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Happy #NationalBookLoversDay! This is my most recent read and some of my favourite books which I think is appropriate!

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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It's official - I have read 80 books this year and I am very chuffed! 😄
(I also feel like I've abandoned Litsy so HI AGAIN I'M BACK WITH 80 BOOKS AND 800 MORE ON MY TBR!)

Trav Well done! And still 4 months to go until the end of year. 3y
Sue Yay!! Good work! 3y
sprinkledwithwords @Trav Thanks! I can't wait to see what the next 4 months will bring to my read list :) 3y
sprinkledwithwords @Sue thank you! :D 3y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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I really loved Fangirl! It wasn't as good as I expected it to giving the hype but i enjoyed it so much and I loved the fan fiction bit! It really inspired me to write which is an added bonus ;P and it'll be coming with me on MY first year at uni this September...

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Clockwork Prince | Cassandra Clare
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Loving this at the moment. Wish I'd brought book 3 with me too! Now I have to wait 2 weeks!!

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Starcrossed | Josephine Angelini
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New current read. However, it is a second hand copy and it STINKS! I've never had this before... Anyone else?

readinginthedark Read a stinky book before? Hm...well, I couldn't stand Tess of the D'Urbervilles! 4y
sprinkledwithwords @readinginthedark Haha, I meant it literally smells really bad! 😂 I actually quite like it! But I feel your pain, there are a few books I hated too :/ 4y
readinginthedark @sprinkledwithwords How funny! That crossed my mind, but I was like, "Surely not!" Lol Anyway, I've found books that smell before in used bookstores, but I usually don't buy them for that reason. 4y
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sprinkledwithwords @readinginthedark Haha, yeah, it's strange! I didn't notice the smell until I opened the cover either!! I kinda got used to it after a while but it was really horrible to begin with... 4y
readinginthedark @sprinkledwithwords Well, I know how that is! I have a four-year-old, so I can usually handle yucky smells long enough to read a good book. 4y
MrBook Nice pic! 😸 4y
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Yes, my dad IS the best! 📚

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Clockwork Angel | Cassandra Clare
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Started this this evening but it's scarier than I thought! Currently 11:30... Seeing as I was up to 12:30 last night (also because I was reading) I should probably get to bed!

aecawthon I loved this series more than Mortal Instruments! 4y
sprinkledwithwords @aecawthon Aw great! I'm glad I started with it xD 4y
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Geek Girl | Holly Smale
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Love a morning just lounging in bed and reading.

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The Girl of Ink & Stars | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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The second half of this book definitely made up for the sometimes lacklustre and slow first half. I think this book is a rather acquired taste but I'd definitely try it! I did love the whole magical-realism thing and when THAT THING happens I can guarantee I cried...

MissKatie Pretty cover! 4y
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The Girl of Ink & Stars | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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I crossed the finishing line of my Goodreads reading challenge today! Whoop! 😄 61 books read so far this year...
Ps search sprinkledwithwords to find me on Goodreads!

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Paris For One | Jojo Moyes
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Why is it that I can't go to a library and not pick up books...?! (To be fair, I did drop off 8!!)

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Oh my gosh. This was so terrifying, so thrilling, so utterly brilliant! I really enjoyed this and that ending... WOW.

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Halo | Zizou Corder
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I really enjoyed this book! It was definitely for younger readers but definitely very well researched. Halo was a great protagonist. My one quibble is that the ending was too rushed but there we go.

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Reading this for #TBRTakedown and I'm really enjoying it so far! So many mysteries. It's a standalone sequel to Florence & Giles :D

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Eek my mum bought this for me today! 💕 And it's SIGNED! I cannot wait to read this, I've heard such good things about it. Steadily building up my summer reading list! ^_^

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Halo | Zizou Corder
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I heard that fun photo Friday was book and pet! Here's one of my gorgeous kitties and my current read 💕

Liberty 💕💕💕 4y
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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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This was tricky to get into but I enjoyed it so much. It has a lyrical style and I just enjoyed my eyes skimming over the pages. The actual plot was violent but still interesting to read, and I've even tabbed this book (I never do that)! I highly recommend it.

JPeterson This is one of my all time favorites! I try to reread it everyone other year. 😊 4y
sprinkledwithwords @JPeterson Pretty sure it's become a favourite of mine too! 😄 4y
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Labyrinth | Kate Mosse
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Picked up these two yesterday. I've already enjoyed Terry Pratchett books before, not so much Kate Mosse but I've heard such good things about Labyrinth I had to give it a try. (Plus, they were only 50p each!)

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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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'it was a real satisfaction to me to waltz - left two three, right two three - and carve left cheeky and right cheeky...'

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Birdsong | Sebastian Faulks
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Found this awesome free little library today when out with my boyfriend! (It's in his home village! Cannot believe he never showed me before now!) I of course picked up a book - Birdsong :) it's so well loved and I can't wait to read it. Hope to find more of these around!

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The Book of Lies | Teri Terry
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Finished this book today, finally! It took me a while due to exams but I was so so gripped and so scared! I love how it's partly set in Winchester too! Always something fun about living where a great book is taking place. :) Definitely recommend, even if you didn't like the SLATED series!

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The Book of Lies | Teri Terry
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Currently reading this and I'm actually seriously hooked! Much better than her Slated series (far less confusing!). Recommend it so far but of course I haven't finished yet :)

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Flawed: A Novel | Cecelia Ahern
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This arrived today! I can't wait to delve into it. I loved her adult novel 'How to Fall in Love' :)

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How to Fall in Love | Cecelia Ahern
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What an incredible book. I am definitely going to copy down some of the quotes. Really highlights how to feel, not be, better (well, for me anyway) and although it's cliché it is also realistic and not patronising. Given straight to my mum to read too! I'm definitely trying more Ahern in the future.

queerbookreader 1) Haven't read this 2) that being said I read the description and tbh it sounds extreeeeeemely ableist. Is the book itself as ableist as the description makes it sound? 4y
queerbookreader By ableist I mean "guy who's so mentally ill he is ready to kill himself, enter neurotypical savior who's love is all that is needed to cure man's severe mental illnesses and suicidal behavior, not massive amounts of therapy and medication" haha I see that too often 4y
sprinkledwithwords @lemonlime799 You could say that but he still is quite suicidal at the end - the end of the book is just the end of this weird ass challenge thing and we know he's still alive - just backed away slightly from the cliff. It's a love story but the love isn't what 'cures' him. 4y
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How to Fall in Love | Cecelia Ahern
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Really enjoying this. So far it feels like a better version of Me Before You (unpopular opinion: I didn't like that book). I hope it ends happily... Well, a girl can hope in a world of evil authors!

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How to Fall in Love | Cecelia Ahern
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I was in a reading rut but I'm already 60 delicious pages into this novel and loving it! It's my first Cecelia Ahern novel and I hope it won't be the last :D

jessberk13 Cute coffee mug! 4y
sprinkledwithwords @Jessica thanks! It's from bookworm boutique's store on Society6! :) 4y
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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard

Read some really great books this year, I hope this continues the trend. Standard of YA so far has been especially great.

queerbookreader I picked this up at the library yesterday because I saw your posts about it on my feed 😊 I can't wait to read it! 4y
sprinkledwithwords @lemonlime799 oh nice! I hope you enjoy it! 4y
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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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Heard mixed reviews about this but it's been on my tbr (and my shelf!) for a while so I thought... May as well! Kinda intrigued so far which is good :D

BethRevis The ending is SO GOOD. 4y
sprinkledwithwords @BethRevis I can't wait! *reads faster* 4y
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Utterly terrifying and yet completely captivating. I read it in the morning and was still thinking about it (and hiding under the covers) at night!

shawnmooney I looked at some sample pages elsewhere online, and on the basis of the great artwork and your review, I have to check this out! 4y
sprinkledwithwords @shawnmooney Hope you enjoy it! :D 4y
beccaeve It's so pretty and so spooky. I love this book. I need to buy a copy (I read a library copy). 4y
sprinkledwithwords @beccaeve yeah, so did I! Libraries are great 😄 4y
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These Shallow Graves | Jennifer Donnelly
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I really enjoyed this one and I would definitely give it a solid 4/5! The mystery was interesting, the main character was great and the side characters played really well. I couldn't stop reading! Definitely keep an eye out for Jennifer Donnelly in the future.

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These Shallow Graves | Jennifer Donnelly
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On page 46 and I'm already hooked probably because it's got everything I love:
- Young heroine
- Mystery
- potential romance
- historical setting
- great side characters
(And only in 46 pages so far!)

awbree.reads I'm reading it too! 4y
sprinkledwithwords @awbree.reads Oh nice! Are you enjoying it? 4y
awbree.reads At first I wasn't but now I'm loving it! 4y
sprinkledwithwords @awbree.reads Oh I'm glad! 4y
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