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tessavi

Joined January 2018

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Rabbits | Terry Miles
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And stack 2! Was on the lookout for the bottom 3 ☺️
#bookhaul #booksale

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The Hiding Place | C. J. Tudor
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Went a bit overboard at a book sale. Since it's Tokyo and all import it wasn't cheap either, but felt like treating myself! Had some of these on my wishlist for a while. Stack 1!
#bookhaul #booksale

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Should have put a ring holder on my Kindle sooner! So much more comfortable when reading in bed.
I made these stickers and am happy with how they turned out 😊

ReadingVampire Super cute!!! I did the same thing! So much more comfortable! 10mo
tessavi @ReadingVampire Thank you 😊 10mo
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Littens! I made a coloring book and am pretty happy with how it turned out 😻
I apologize for the shameless self promotion but thought some of you might appreciate this. Now available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C7JCWHM3

#coloringbook #adultcoloringbook #coloringbookforadults #audiocoloring #coloringbookforbooklovers #bookishcoloringbook

Soubhiville I love it! Thanks for posting! 10mo
tessavi @Soubhiville thank you ♥️ 10mo
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55 | James Delargy
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Still in a bit of a slump and only managing to stick with thrillers and horror books.
#readingslump

CatMS Thriller and horror books are good 10mo
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Woman in Cabin 10 | Ruth Ware
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I finished the tagged book despite my reading slump. I guess I will stick with thrillers and mysteries and give this Mick Herron book a shot.

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Woman in Cabin 10 | Ruth Ware
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My partner is grabbing a beer with friends so I'm curling up on the couch with this book. Hopefully I can get out of my reading slump!
#fridaynightplans #readingslump

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55 | James Delargy
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How I deal with a reading slump: buy more books!
#bookhaul

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I am in a reading slump. Started several books but nothing holds my attention.

CatMS Been there. Usually start several books none of which grab me, then pick up one from a favorite author and genre which helps me get going again. 12mo
Deblovestoread They are the worst. Sometimes reading the next in a favorite series can help. Visiting with familiar characters is comforting. 12mo
tessavi @CatMS Thanks, I will try that. 12mo
tessavi @Deblovestoread unfortunately, I have no good series going at the moment. 12mo
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson | John Green, David Levithan
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It's a rainy day so I decided to stay home and dive into this book.

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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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Another lazy weekend~

CatMS Absolutely love Jane Harper. Read Lost Man when it was released, recently listened to the audio book. Can't recommend it higher. 12mo
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Mehso-so

I didn't realize it was a short story collection, until the 'second chapter' made no sense. As with every short story book, a few great ones but most just OK.

CatMS Huzzah for Mick Herron!! 12mo
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Reading some short stories while my boyfriend is playing games. Those are only a small part of my TBR piles 😅

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5 years already! Though I haven't been actively posting the last 2 to 3 years, I have been lurking and love looking at all your bookish posts 🤩
#litsyversary

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I was in the mood for a cozy book. Becky Chambers is an instant buy author for me ☺️

CatMS Love this cover 10mo
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Slough House | Mick Herron
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Small #bookhaul

CatMS Am a big fan of Jane Harper S well as Mick Herron. Harper's "Lost Man" was excellent and I highly recommend all her books. 14mo
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Mehso-so

I loved the setting and world building. The story started of good but the last third was a drag and took me ages to get through.

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Not even close to my goal this year. I hardly read at all the last 3 months. Setting the same goal for 2023, let's see!

Jas16 We all have months like that. 35 is still a great number! 1y
tessavi @Jas16 thanks! I hope to get back into the flow soon. 1y
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

This story was exactly what I expected based on the title, but I was hoping for more. Between a so-so and a pick.

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My Name is Mina | David Almond
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I am a sucker for books with interesting designs, unusual layouts etc. My ten year old self would have loved this story.

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The Dispatcher | John Scalzi
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Another great story in The Dispatcher universe! The first one was my introduction to Scalzi.

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Cage of Souls | ADRIAN. TCHAIKOVSKY
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Loved the world building & writing, the story was alright but ending so-so. Overall still a pick

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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This was free in the Audible Plus catalog. I didn't know anything about the book or author when I started it, but it turned out to be a fast paced mystery/thriller. Not the best I read, but just what I was in the mood for!

CatMS What is the draw to Colleen Hoover? She has been on the NYT list for weeks. 12mo
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The Shivering (A Vintage Short) | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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An interesting setting but that's it. The story itself fell flat and I forgot most of it after finishing it.

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Mehso-so

I am not sure how I feel about this book. It wasn't bad but only just kept my interest enough to finish.

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Galaxias | Stephen Baxter
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Small e-book haul.

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2001: A Space Odyssey | Arthur C. Clarke
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Written in 1968, I think Clarke succeeded in creating a story that still holds up today. I should watch the movie someday.

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Me time!

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2001: A Space Odyssey | Arthur C. Clarke
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Updating my bullet journal while listening to the tagged book.
I started a bullet journal before but failed to keep track and didn't like how it turned out. Keeping it simple this time and just adding the books I read in the last 3 years.
#bulletjournal #bookbulletjournal

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As with most short story collections, it was a mixed bunch. There were a few I loved and some were quite haunting. However, this is a rare case where the movie is better than the title story.
Would recommend this if you enjoyed The Three-Body Problem.

Graywacke Is it related to the movie? 2y
tessavi @Graywacke The title story setting is the same, but that's a out it. None of the other stories are related. 2y
Graywacke @tessavi huh. Interesting. 2y
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A comforting and fluffy story, that is also deep and touching. Becky Chambers is becoming an instant-buy author for me.

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The Running Man | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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Fast paced and entertaining. The original hunger games?

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Panpan

Meh. This short story didn't add anything to the series.

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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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Though the story was entertaining, it didn't blow me away like Recursion did.

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China Miville | Embassytown
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I have been lurking on Litsy and am trying to get back into posting.

I loved the premise and world building of this story, but some parts dragged. Too much politics.

rabbitprincess I love Mieville‘s plots but have not yet been able to finish one of his books! 2y
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Remote Control | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

I read several books by Okorafor and in my opinion this one has the best writing style so far. The ending was so-so, but overall a quick solid read.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Mehso-so

This is the second Backman book I read and I have mixed feelings. Some parts really touched me an Backman is great at showing people's thoughts & emotions. But there is just something about the writing style that makes it less enjoyable. I felt the same a out A man called Ove.

katy4peas I enjoyed Ove, but I think I listened to it on audio. I wonder if this one would be more enjoyable for you on audio? 🤷‍♀️ 3y
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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This murder mystery with a ghost story and some world war II history mixed in was pretty good!

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World Without End | Ken Follett
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15,000! Thanks everyone! I am slowly getting back on Litsy, I love browsing everyone's posts. Just haven't felt like writing reviews myself.

Libby1 I understand! I‘m happy you‘re here. 🌷 3y
Mccall0113 Congrats! I don‘t write reviews. I just post what I‘m reading. Enjoy!! 3y
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I listened to the audio and was engrossed. Not the best dystopian novel ever, but it did make me feel uncomfortable.

Sweettartlaura SO uncomfortable 😮. I was angry reading this pretty much all the way through. Wasn‘t expecting that much of a reaction. 3y
tessavi @Sweettartlaura yeah, I felt anger every now and then as well, as this didn't seem farfetched at all. 3y
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Burning Girls | C J Tudor
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I loved this! My favorite C.J Tudor book so far. I guessed a few of the 'twists', but it was still enjoyable.

Jemgirl2014 Did you guess Jack's true identity? That was the only thing I guessed. lol I was rooting for Wrigley until his true nature was revealed. Totally shocked! 3y
tessavi @Jemgirl2014 yeah, I did guess that. I also liked Wrigley in the beginning. 3y
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The Tommyknockers | Stephen King
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Some might consider this book longer than it needed to be to tell it's story, but I loved every page.

BekahB I felt the same way when I read King‘s It. Did the book need to be that long? Probably not. But I still enjoyed the extra side stories/details. 3y
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Mehso-so

Not as good as the first book. It dragged here and there and I found Wade annoying in the first few chapters.

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World Without End | Ken Follett
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Tissue box for scale. I'm jumping into this chunkster next. I read Pillars of the Earth years ago and loved it.

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Roadside Picnic | Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Mehso-so

I liked the premise and enjoyed the first half, but towards the end it was dragging.

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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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As a boardgamer, I am excited to learn more about this Red Rising #boardgame!

LibrarianRyan That looks interesting. 3y
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This Perfect Day | Ira Levin
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Except for the rape, already forgiven the next day, this is a great classic sci-fi. Love this awful cover 🤭

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Semiosis | Sue Burke
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the story but didn't love it.

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Run | Blake Jack Crouch
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Panpan

(Non)zombie survival story. It didn't add anything to the genre.

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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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Pickpick

I found the character background parts more interesting than the main story but overall a great read.

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