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tessavi

Joined January 2018

Books & Boardgames ❤️ Goodreads: tessami Bookmooch: tessavi1
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Station Eleven: A novel by Emily St. John Mandel
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Steel Remains by Richard K Morgan
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Completed my challenge the other day when I finished Wonder! I expect to finish about a book a week until the end of the year.

Mollyanna Congratulations 🎉🍾🎉 6d
UnidragonFrag Congrats!! 🎉 6d
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Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 5d
Libby1 Well done! Thanks for commenting on my photo about the Gold Clasped Bible. Do you live in the Netherlands, too? I will be in Amsterdam today and tomorrow if you‘re free. ❤️ 5d
tessavi @Libby1 I'm from the Netherlands but living in Tokyo for the past 9 years. Enjoy Amsterdam! At the end of the Kalverstraat there is a cheap English bookstore. New English Books 😉 5d
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Mehso-so

I listened to this audiobook right after Wonder. Though nice stories, they are not as moving as Wonder.

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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A sweet & moving story. This would be a great book for the classroom, but some adults could still learn from it as well 😉

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A little disappointing that the same books keep going on sale, but I found 4 nonetheless! Did you grab any at the 2 for 1 sale?
#audiblesale

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Paradox Bound | Peter Clines
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A few hours into the audiobook I was considering bailing on it because it was slow. But around the 3 hour mark it finally grabbed my interest. A fun story about -time- history travel.

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People of the Book | Geraldine Brooks
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#Day7 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

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#Day6 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

If you fancy playing along all you have to do is post a picture of a book cover you love with no explanation.

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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#Day5 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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#Day4 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

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SilversReviews Gorgeous!! 4w
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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
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#Day3 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Didn't get any sleep on my 11hour flight because I had to finish this book! The first few chapters where a bit slow & I found it a little frustrating we didn't return to Tim until much later, but other than that I loved it.

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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#Day2 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

If you fancy playing along all you have to do is post a picture of a book cover you love with no explanation.

Spotted this one at the airport. It's not visible in the photo, but the dots are silver.

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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#Day1 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

If you fancy playing along all you have to do is post a picture of a book cover you love with no explanation 📚 Feel free to tag any fellow littens that you think would enjoy playing along.

Haven't read this book yet, but love the cover! Thank you @TCLinrow for the tag!

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The Last Town | Blake Crouch
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A bit predictable, but an entertaining ending to the series.

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Wayward Pines: Wayward | Blake Crouch
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An entertaining read and I immediately started the 3rd book.

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Mayflower Bookshop | Leiden, Netherlands (Bookstore)
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Found these two today at a lovely English bookstore in Leiden (tagged)!
#bookhaul

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The Darker Side | Cody McFadyen
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Another entertaining story in the series.

TorieStorieS I love this series and really feel like it‘s not gotten the attention it deserves!! 1mo
tessavi @TorieStorieS I picked up the first book at the airport about 8 years ago and have been collecting the others ever since! 1mo
TorieStorieS Wow! I‘m so glad you found him in such a mainstream way!! I absolutely fell in love with him when he mentioned one of my favorite authors (John Connolly) !😘 1mo
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Airplanes: Soaring! Diving! Turning! | Patricia Hubbell, Megan Halsey
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Woke up at 4.40 to get to the airport, now waiting to board my 11h flight. I'm already exhausted.
My kindle is loaded but I bet I'll get distracted by the movie offerings 😅

Aims42 11 hours is no picnic!! I initially read it as ‘11th‘ which would be terrible too 2mo
Ruthiella I tend to zone out and watch movies too when I fly. Train journeys are more conducive to reading IMO. 😀 2mo
tessavi @Aims42 thankfully I had a direct flight from Tokyo to Amsterdam. 2mo
tessavi @Ruthiella yeah, I read on my train commute. Managed a few chapters on the plane and actually slept a few hours! 2mo
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Panpan

This book fell flat for me. Though sympathizing with her experiences, I did not connect with the main character.

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I enjoyed the characters, their interactions and the world building. The overarching story could have been expanded on a bit more.

Karisa Oh! I love her books and the worlds she creates so much! 😍 2mo
tessavi @Karisa I intend to read the second book someday 😊 2mo
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Reamde: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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Audible US is haveing a 3 for 2 sale! The 3rd one I got is the tagged book. I still got 3 credits left but didn't spot anything else, and already own quite a few.
#audiblesale #audible3for2

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Be sure to add 5 books to your Book Depository wishlist ;)
#bookdepository #winbooks

sudi Thanks for sharing 😊👍 2mo
tessavi @sudi should have kept it to myself instead of lowering my chances 😂 2mo
sudi @tessavi 😂 2mo
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Fast paced with lost of twists. This is my favorite in the trilogy and will definitely continue the series! Brown's style is improving with every book.

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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The story/writing wasn't bad, but neither did it grab me. Maybe my expectations were too high. Might pick up the 2nd book if I come across it, might not.

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Since it had been a while since I read the first book, I forgot most of the characters and it took me a few chapters to get back into the story. The writing style improved and I jumped straight into book 3!

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Mehso-so

I haven't been on Litsy for a while, life getting in the way. I finished this audiobook a few weeks ago. Great opening chapter, the rest was okay. Don't think I'll continue this series.

SamanthaMarie Life can be so busy and full of ups and downs. Hopefully most of it has been okay/good ♤ 2mo
CarolynM Nice to see you back🙂 2mo
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Who Fears Death | Nnedi Okorafor
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A great story set in a tough world, not too different from our own. I would have preferred more focus on the magic instead of the personal relationships. This was better written than the Binti trilogy.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego HBO is making a TV adaptation. (With GRRM as executive producer. Cuz ya know he has nothing else he could be doing rn. 🤪 But I'm looking forward to it! ) 3mo
tessavi @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I heard! Curious how it will turn out. 3mo
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Agent to the Stars | John Scalzi
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Another entertaining sci-fi story by Scalzi! I first thought the aliens were the same ones as in The Androids Dream. How many aliens communicate through smell 🤔

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So far 2019 is a great reading year for me. Lots of good books! How is your Goodreads challenge progress? Any authors you disvovered this year?

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re going to crush your goal! 3mo
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Walking to Aldebaran | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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A great short story but I think I would have preferred it if it was a little longer, so the -see spoiler in the comment-. Though I have 7 of the Shadows of the Apt books on my shelf, this is the first Tchaikovsky book I read. I really should start that intimidating series...

tessavi so the main character going insane happened a bit more gradually. 3mo
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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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A great continuation of the story. Murderbot is very relateable. Don't we all rather watch shows (read books) than deal with humans or work?

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Loved it! More books like Recursion & Dark Matter please!

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Woohooo! Wizards Unite just became available in Japan! Not sure how long until I get bored, but add me~? Tessavi or 6061 0052 8622
#harrypotter #wizardsunite

Linear It took me 30 minutes and then I was bored and deleted it. 4mo
esurient @Linear LOL I thought I was the only one who had that reaction to this game. Meanwhile, my husband excitedly texted me today about finding a new WU hotspot that had 8 inns and 3 greenhouses. (Me: You do you, honey!) 4mo
tessavi @Linear @esurient I played Pokemon Go for a while but eventually got bored with. I usually get obsessed with games for a week or so and then start to loose interest 😅 4mo
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tessavi @tjwill yay! added you 😊 3mo
FoxySocks Request sent 😊 2mo
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Full Tilt | Neal Shusterman
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Some more character development would have been nice, but overall an entertaining horror story.

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Trash | Andy Mulligan
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A murder mystery in an interesting setting. I would have loved this more if I had read it as a teenager. 2.5 stars

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Half a King | Joe Abercrombie
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Took a day off and visited two use bookstores. Too bad Tokyo was so humid today.
#bookhaul

DebReads4fun I loved His Majesty‘s Dragon! 4mo
tessavi @DebReads4fun I only read Uprooted by Novik but look forward to giving these a try! 4mo
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Though I read the book after I watched the movie, it was still entertaining because of the different puzzles. Since the ending was a quite predictable, I'm giving this 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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If the goal of this trilogy was to make me feel just as uncomfortable as the resisters, it succeeded. Though none of the scenes were graphic, I couldn't help but imagine tentacle sex.
A strange but fascinating story that made me curious about Butler's other work.

I am curious how the Oankali originally started and which other species they traded with to reach their current form.

Ruthiella I‘ve only read the first one in this trilogy but I agree, Butler really gets under the reader‘s skin. I‘ve read other books from her and she‘s fearless.😱 4mo
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Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Though I enjoyed this book, I felt like it had an abrupt ending. Perhaps I spaced out listening to the audiobook...

TheSpineView I agree! The ending was anti-climatic for sure! 4mo
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The Cloud Roads | Martha Wells
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Humble Bundle but up a sci-fi book bundle! Not sure about the other books, but I loved Murderbot so decided to grab this for the Martha Wells books 😀
#humblebundle #bookbundle

tournevis The Sherlock Holmes collection looked good too. 4mo
tessavi @tournevis it's on my to-read-one-day list :) 4mo
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Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman
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Thunderhead is a solid story and I definitely want to know what happens after this cliffhanger, but it did not draw me in as much as the first book.

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Visited the used book shop after work 😁
I also got the tagged one and The Priory of the Orange Tree as ebooks.

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Head on | John Scalzi
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The great world building of the previous book continues in Head On. I liked the characters interaction and if there are going to be more books in this world, I'll definitely give them a shot.

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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I loved the world building and the philosophical thoughts in the diary pieces. The second half of the story was predictable but I still enjoyed it. After finishing I immediately downloaded the 2nd audiobook.

Lovesbooks87 This is not something that I normally read but I inhaled both of these books and hate that I have to wait until November for the last one to come out! 5mo
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Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin
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I never saw the movie and it's the second Levin book I finished (The Stepford Wives last year), but I can see why it is considered a classic. Good pacing and suspenseful.

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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Grabbed these books during the Audible 2-for-1 sale 😁
#audiblesale #audible

BookHoarder32 I really need to get back to the Lockwood & Co series 5mo
tessavi @BookHoarder32 This is #5 and I haven't read #4 yet. 5mo
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Borne | Jeff VanderMeer
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I enjoyed the pacing & overall flow more than the Southern Reach trilogy. I kept imagining Borne as a post-apocalyptic wasteland wandering Barbapapa 😅

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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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A short but powerful story. I listened to the audiobook and had to wipe away a few tears at the end 😥

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Nemesis | Jo Nesbo
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Overall a fast paced read, but it felt like Nesbo crammed too many story lines into one book.

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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A nice fairytale but not Gaiman's best work.

Melissa_J This is one of the very few instances where the movie is better than the book. 5mo
tessavi @Melissa_J I didn't even know there was a movie 😅 5mo
Callemarie @tessavi the movie is SO GOOOOOOD 5mo
tessavi @Callemarie I'll add it to my to-watch-someday list 😉 5mo
Sweetkokoro Ahh I loved Stardust, but I‘m still exploring the world of Gaiman so for me it‘s a good book by him. I have seen lots say the movie is better and I have to say, while its good, I don‘t feel it‘s better than the book. It‘s enjoyable, but I prefer the book haha. 5mo
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