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starlight97

starlight97

Joined August 2017

🌍 Budapest, Hungary
📒 Nursing student ⚡ Ravenclaw
🎂 22
🐎 Equestrian 📖 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/14696113-veronika
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Prince Caspian (adult) by C. S. Lewis
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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
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I've never studied advanced literature or creative writing or anything of the sort and sometimes I think maybe this book isn't written badly, maybe I'm just not sure of the definition of good writing... Sometimes I feel that despite the big amount of books I've read I'm just too much of a layman to determine if a book's well-written or not 🤔

Megabooks I can relate. I‘ve easily read 1000 books in the last 8-10 years, but I still feel my taste is very subjective. Probably less so in nonfiction - especially investigative, but fiction 🤷🏻‍♀️ I like what I like, and I‘m fine with that. 5d
starlight97 @Megabooks you're so right 🙂 5d
LapReader Depends on where I am in my life at the time. If I like a book I like it. The opinions of others don‘t concern me but do interest me. 4d
starlight97 @LapReader true 🙂 2d
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It's always a win when I can find used English books around here 😁📖

#TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo #TheGirlWhoPlayedWithFire #StiegLarsson #MakeSomethingUp #ChuckPalahniuk

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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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Isn't it very true? 😃

#kazbrekker #inejghafa

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Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons | Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub
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"You've got to — belch — roll for initiative, Morty!"

You get to see Rick as a bard. Loved it ?

#RickAndMorty #DungeonsAndDragons #graphicnovel

Spencer_Labbe Need this! 1w
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Today I officially became a registered nurse! 🍾💉💊🏥♥️
#nursesoflitsy

DaveGreen7777 What an accomplishment! Congratulations, Veronika! 😀👩🏻‍🎓👩🏻‍⚕️ 3w
Soubhiville Congrats! 3w
Exbrarian Hello, nurse! 😄
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BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 3w
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vivastory Congratulations! 👏🎉 3w
That-Bookish-Hiker Congrats!!!! 3w
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BookishTrish Congratulations!!!! 3w
Slajaunie Congratulations!! 💊💉 3w
Ddzmini Congratulations 🎈🍾🎊🎉 📖😋 3w
starlight97 @Ddzmini thank you 😊 3w
HOTPock3tt @starlight97 Congrats!!!🎉 ♥️📚 welcome to the wonderful world of nursing!!! I have never looked back 😎#NursesOfLitsy (edited) 1w
starlight97 @HOTPock3tt thank you! 😊 It's a profession one can only do with love 🙂 1w
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My first ever batch of #LitsyLove mail just arrived! Thank you so so much @Lovesbooks87 @BookwormAHN and @Stacypatrice ! This made my day 💌💌

Lovesbooks87 Yay! So glad it made it to you! 💌💌💌 1mo
BookwormAHN 😸😸 1mo
Stacypatrice Yahoo! 😀💌🧡 1mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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I started this as an audiobook but soon realized it's a bit too complicated for me to follow that way. I heard so much good about this 🙂

julesG Had the same experience. It was sooo good on paper. BTW, stick to the book, it gets better after the first 70 pages. 1mo
starlight97 @julesG I will! 😃 1mo
Slajaunie Loved this book! 1mo
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starlight97 @BookFrog hope I will too! 😊 1mo
Jeralyn Literally my all time favorite series ever, I love it so much it hurts😂 1mo
starlight97 @Jeralyn wow now I'm really curious 😃 1mo
JohannaRose I just finished the first book and I LOVED it!! I can't wait to start the second book! 1mo
starlight97 @JohannaRose I'm loving it so far too! 😄 1mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Wow. Alicia is found with slit wrists next to her beloved husband who has been shot in the head five times. She never speaks again until a motivated psychotherapist takes it up as his personal mission to help her.
I haven't read such a good thriller in a while.
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ReadingOverSleeping I loved this one! 1mo
starlight97 @ReadingOverSleeping I can see why 😊 1mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Twenty years after a deadly virus sweeps out most of Earth's population, a group of musicians and actors travel the post-apocalyptic North America to perform Shakespeare and give concerts to residents of this new world.
Interesting book, interesting world, although I wasn't really satisfied with the ending. Worth a read though.
"Because survival is insufficient."
⭐⭐⭐☆☆

Cathythoughts All the love for this one 😍 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! 1mo
starlight97 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks hope you'll like it! 1mo
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📖 The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
🎬 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
🎵 Standing in the Sun by Slash and Myles Kennedy

#ManicMonday @JoScho 🌞

DaveGreen7777 Excellent song choice! 👍🎸🎶 1mo
JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🌞💙 1mo
starlight97 @JoScho thanks for the game 😊☀️ 1mo
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The Volkswagen Van | Bill Girvin
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So I spotted a hippie van speaker/radio in my uncle's garage a few months ago and I made it quite clear that I'd love to have one too. So here it is, I have my own now! It's so cool, it makes an engine-starting sound when you turn it on. 💜 It'll be perfect for listening to audiobooks in the house! 🎧

Ddzmini So cute 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😍 1mo
starlight97 @Ddzmini right? 😻 1mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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How funny that the narrator of this audiobook and one of the main characters in the book are both Kirsten!
#postapocalyptic #dystopia #audiobook

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The Birthdays | Heidi Pitlor
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Happy birthday @Jerdencon and thank you for the awesome giveaway! #49bdaygiveaway 🎁🎂🎈 wish you all the best! 😊
#giveaway

Jerdencon Thanks for joining 😀 1mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Performed by the author himself, this bok was equally sad and funny. He writes about the struggles of being a "colored" kid in post-apartheid South Africa. I really liked the parts where he was speaking in different South African languages, it's remarkable.
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ShyBookOwl I did this on audio too and SO glad I did. Listened twice in a row (2nd time with my husband). 💗 2mo
starlight97 @ShyBookOwl wow nice! 😊 2mo
marleed I can‘t wait to read this. 2mo
starlight97 @marleed hope you'll like it 😊 2mo
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Kate Quinn superbly intertwines real historical characters and true events with fictional details here and there, never twisting facts too much to fit her storyline. I devoured the author's note at the end (something I don't always do), learning which characters and events were real and which parts were made up by her. Brilliantly written and very well researched historical fiction. Recommended for those who like to read about both World Wars.

EH2018 Really looking forward to this one! 2mo
starlight97 @EH2018 I don't think it'll disappoint 😊 2mo
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Wednesday's Child | Shane Dunphy
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1. I have a wise mason jar with my tbr titles in it and I just pick one
2. Always! And when I'm walking somewhere I'm listening to audio
3. Phone games, TV shows 😅
4. Popcorn is always a good choice with some soda
5. Lemme tag my two newest followers @spookyjesse and @cbowlin1921 😊
#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Love these responses—thanks for joining in 🎈 2mo
starlight97 @Eggs 😊😊 2mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Love this guy! 🎧

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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This audiobook took me quite a long time to finish but that wasn't for my lack of interest. I just loved listening to this strong, hard-working, focused and driven woman who could make the most out of the vague job description of a First Lady, and for very good and important causes as well. I can't help but admire her, even though I'm not an American. That the author herself was reading it just added even more to the book's authenticity.
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Thief's War | Hilari Bell
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The literal book thieves! A man and his two younger sisters stole 73 books in an hour, worth around 650 USD 😮 They got caught on the scene and everything was returned to the shop. I assume they didn't steal all that to read them.

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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Mehso-so

This was a pretty nice and sad book about family, love and trying to do the right thing. But it just didn't really come alive for me. It was just meh. :/
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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Awesome giveaway by @Kayla.Adriena ! Hope it's okay that I live in Europe 😁
#SpringHasSprungGiveAway

Kayla.Adriena 🌸🌷 3mo
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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This was the last title I added to my #TBRjar and after a good shake it came right out. @my.books.in.squares it was your review here on Litsy that made me add it to my tbr so thanks for that, I hope I'll like it 😃

my.books.in.squares It's great! Hope you enjoy it. Have some tissues handy 😂 x 3mo
starlight97 @my.books.in.squares very few books made me cry but who knows 😃 3mo
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Far from Nothing | Zoltán Böszörményi, Paul Sohar
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It's Hungarian poetry day!

#hungarian

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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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"What moves me so deeply, about this little prince who is sleeping here, is his loyalty to a flower – the image of a rose that shines through his whole being like the flame of a lamp, even when he is asleep…"

? Kim Min Ji

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I won't deny I bought this book (that's not in the Litsy database) because I'm Vera too! 😁

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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A private plane plunges into the ocean 16 minutes after takeoff. Only two survive: an average painter and a four-year-old boy. We get a glimpse of the events leading up to the tragedy, from the perspective of the deceased as well as from the view of the investigators trying to figure out what happened. Mechanical error? Human error? 🤔
This was a good book, but not breathtaking.
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

rather_be_reading oh man i could not finish this one! 2mo
starlight97 @rather_be_reading really? 😮 How far did you get? 2mo
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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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📖 The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse by Steven Schlozman
🎥 Zombieland
🎵 Zombie by the Cranberries or same title by The Pretty Reckless! 🖤
So fun!
#manicmonday
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JoScho 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 4mo
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Can't and won't stop posting bookish art! ♥️🎨
karen_leopold on Instagram 📷

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I just love historical fiction and especially World War II, and this book didn't disappoint. First I felt like it was a bit too fast-paced with those big leaps ahead in time, but this actually helped to show a more encompassing view on the characters' fates. This is no corny love story but rather the tale of two people struggling to love again after so much loss, with the shattered pieces of their hearts.(But boy, was it also so damn witty!)
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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gradcat Ah, so poignant, that...😔 4mo
starlight97 @gradcat right?! ☹️ 4mo
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"Once a King in Narnia, always a King in Narnia." ?

tpixie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ loves this book and series. I have my Grandma ‘s wardrobe. I‘m still hoping to find Narnia!! 5mo
starlight97 @tpixie I hope you'll find it one day! 😃 5mo
tpixie @starlight97 thanks!!! 🍀🎉 5mo
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Well this wasn't a bad book but also it wasn't as good as the reviews I read about it. Meh
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Love this artist 🧡🎨📖
_aeppol on Instagram
#art #bookart #illustration

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#demons 👹

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I'm in the dormitory with only this book and no Kindle, so at least I don't have to think about what to read next! Any thoughts about this one?
#RuthWare

CatLass007 I got about halfway through it and then got sidetracked, but I do plan to finish it. I found it quite interesting. 5mo
starlight97 @CatLass007 I hope we can both finish it 😃 5mo
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Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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It's a serial killer's dream to murder in a country that doesn't acknowledge any criminal activity and does everything to blame obviously connected murders on invalids, drunks or enemies of the Party.
An interesting and well-constructed book; although I'm not sure I'll read the next one in the series.
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Very well depicted and interesting setting, brought to life perfectly by the voice of Wil Wheaton. I can totally understand this obsession with video games and unfortunately I see this as a not very unbelievable future for humanity. And although the story was never boring, somehow I felt like the hunt for the egg was sometimes too easy and effortless.
Can't wait to see the movie! ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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This was so fun, thanks for the tag @Hope_a ! Let me see yours @oOArankaOo and @ReadingisMyPassion 💕
#20thingsaboutme

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Cat's Cradle: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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1️⃣ I just didn't get the humor
2️⃣ Either pack or buy
3️⃣ Can't think of anything specific, but I've had several embarrassing drunk moments 😆
4️⃣ Cooking food, burning incense sticks, skin disinfectant 🖤
5️⃣ Black Child or Black 44, both sound awesome!
@howjessreads #friyayintro

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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"For you, a thousand times over."
Very well written book about family, love, loyalty, sin, guilt and redemption. Hosseini writes in his foreword that readers often tell him how this book helped put a personal face on Afghanistan for them, how it made them see it more like a real place. I think the same goes for me. It was a really nice read overall.
"Zendagi migzara, Afghans like to say: Life goes on."
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

nu-bibliophile Love this book! 6mo
starlight97 @nu-bibliophile agreed! 6mo
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Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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1. My lunch today!
2. #Child44 by #TomRobSmith
3. No US states yet, but if we consider European countries, then 9 or 10
4. Not really
5. Would love to, but don't have exact plans yet 🙂
@MinDea #HumpDayPost

TieDyeDude Hawaiian pizza is the best! #pineapple belongs on pizza 6mo
starlight97 @TieDyeDude couldn't agree more! 🍍🍕 6mo
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Started #ReadyPlayerOne audiobook today! 🎧 Love the voice of Wil Wheaton 🙂

Puredragonstar ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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Wow. I don't regret reading this book despite the number of DNFs it got on GoodReads. Hard and powerful and really sad sometimes, but still inspiring in the end. Do not read if you hate books with domestic violence.
I also loved how medically correct it was with fancy words like serosanguinous fluid 😆 oh, and the voice of Alex McKenna...? 💚
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

Cinfhen I can‘t read this one but thank you for your thoughtful review 6mo
starlight97 @Cinfhen 😊👍 6mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Oh, I hope I end up liking it as much as you! 6mo
starlight97 @CoffeeCatsBooks I hope that too! 6mo
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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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1. Teleport!
2. Finished tagged book a few days into the year
3. Nope
4. Well not on Netflix, but we started (re)watching Dexter with my bf! 🖤
5. 👍
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Elma Dexter!😍😍😍 6mo
starlight97 @Elma the best! 😁 6mo
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You Choose! | Pippa Goodhart
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Wow this was hard 😃 #Pick3 @GypsyKat

GypsyKat Great choices! ❤️ 6mo
starlight97 @GypsyKat 😄🖤 6mo
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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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Just started 😊📖

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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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Oh my 😭😭 what can I say about this book... I fell in love with Charlie's character at the very beginning. Gripping, emotional and devastating.
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AmyG Agreed. And I love his picture. 7mo
BookwormM Beautiful book and I love your photo 7mo
starlight97 @AmyG @BookwormM I really love this cover too 🙂 7mo
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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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I think we all know that feeling 😂 #CharlieGordon

tpixie The is such a great , moving book 📖 7mo
Reviewsbylola Your nails tho. 😍 7mo
starlight97 @tpixie I agree, I love it so far! 7mo
starlight97 @Reviewsbylola haha thanks, it's actually deep red but it looks black because of the filter 😆 7mo
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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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🌼🐁