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thegirlwiththebookishcandle

thegirlwiththebookishcandle

Joined May 2017

🐈Hi there! I'm Elle, tea drinker, cat lover, librarian 📚 I read a LOT, and I also make and sell bookish candles and gifts goodbookhunting.com
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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel by Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
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Innocent Blood | P.D. James
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Received my next tbr for #whodunnituk from @ScorpioBookDreams -thanks Rachael!

TrishB Great stuff 👍🏻 1y
ScorpioBookDreams Yay! It arrived safely. I always worry. 1y
RadicalReader @thegirlwiththebookishcandle never heard of a bookish candle before but sound absolutely bookworm beautiful 1y
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Sent #theblackhouse off to @daydreamin_star last week along with my notebook and these handmade bookmarks, one for everyone... Then realised that we were using the one N version of whodunnit 😱😱 so i was going to remake the bookmarks with one N... #whodunnituk #whodunituk

TrishB I think I always use two!! 1y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle @TrishB I do too but then after I made them it looked wrong somehow lol 1y
jhod They're brilliant! Thank you! 1y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Oh yay! Glad you like them @ jhod 1y
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Macbeth | Jo Nesbo
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Currently reading this MacBeth retelling from #jonesbo and have to say I found it a bit slow to get going but after the murder things really started to get interesting. Im about halfway through it now and should finish in the next few days.

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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Just getting started on this book for #whodunituk or #whodunnituk lol. This lovely package arrived from @ScorpioBookDreams a couple of weeks ago which is when i took this photo and then managed to lose access to my SD card 😱 Thanks so much Rachael, for the Vera book and the other goodies, i love them all.😍😘😱

ScorpioBookDreams Glad you liked everything! 1y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Yes thanks @ScorpioBookDreams loved the box it was all in too! 1y
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Artemis | Andy Weir
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Thanks so much @miralunasbooknook for this lovely black edged ARC of Artemis by Andy Weir. #bookmail #andyweir

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Finally posted this today @TrishB sorry for the delay due to a spot of weather ❄ ❄ ❄ ❄ ❄ #whodunnituk #thedry #janeharper

TrishB No worries! Only just posted mine to @Caroline2 2y
Caroline2 And I only just posted mine to @ScorpioBookDreams today too cause of the snow! 😉 👍🏻 2y
ScorpioBookDreams 😂😂😂 I love how this sounded like a series of confessions from you all! 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Haha yes confessions of a snowed-in bookworm 2y
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Secret Place | Tana French
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Just finished this for #whodunnituk and will be posting it on to @TrishB today #tanafrench

TrishB Just nearly finished the last one 👍 thanks 2y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Picked up a new edition of one of my favourite books last week. This one has an embossed cover and red sprayed edges #thehandmaidstale #margaretatwood #gorgeousbook #currentlyreading

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Saw this on @jenniferw88 page and thought I'd try #tbrboost
1. Invited by @scorpiobookdreams, was sure I had already joined
2. Text file, blog and giant stack of books
3. e-book and audiobook
4. yes
5. Yes I run one - c/r Reading Lolita in Tehran
6. Nothing lately but some of the Outlander books have that affect
7. An Unattractive Vampire
8. The Little Paris Bookshop
9. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
10. Sorry I'm Late

jenniferw88 Have just started A little life - it's already better than my original idea for Y #LitsyAtoZ! 2y
jenniferw88 @Christyco125 was the original poster! 2y
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Was at the Edinburgh book festival yesterday, got to meet James Oswald, got my book signed. May have bought more than one book actually lol #jamesoswald #crimefiction #scottishcrimefiction

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My second book for #whodunnituk arrived! Thanks for everything @jenniferw88 that's amazing!!!

jenniferw88 Glad it got there in one piece! 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Yes it was super secure! @jenniferw88 2y
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Posted the second #whodunnituk book on to @TrishB on Wednesday and it arrived safely. Can't wait to find out what book is next for me. This one was pretty good and I love discovering a new (to me) series 😃 thanks @jenniferw88

jenniferw88 Will probably be posting yours on Monday! 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Oh how exciting - can't wait to see what it is @jenniferw88 2y
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I got this ARC last week and I'm super excited about reading it. Since then i injured my hand so holding books is a little tricky right now 😔 but I know it's gonna be great #jaykristoff #nevernight #godsgrave

TrishB Hope your hand heals soon. 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Thanks @TrishB it got jammed in a door, its not pretty 😳 2y
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Currently Reading for #whodunituk and received from @jenniferw88 - thanks! 😃

jenniferw88 ☺️ I put the chocolate in a bag just in case it melted on the way to you! 😂 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Thanks, it was a good idea because it was a bit soft. Glad the postman didn't eat it though lol 2y
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Posted off my book today to @TrishB for #whodunituk hopefully you will get it tomorrow Trish 😃

TrishB Woohoo 😀 not a clue about this author or book. I'm going on holiday next week, so will be saving it until I get back. Will let you know when it's arrived safely. 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Ooh that's exciting - have a great time! I hope you love the book, he's such a good author and I rec him to everyone. He's also got a gazillion books if you do decide you like him. I love discovering new (and new to me) authors 2y
GothamGal I have heard good things about this author. Hope you enjoy it and your holiday! 2y
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So I'm just over halfway through this audiobook and I'm starting to slow down because I don't want it to end - you know that way? I love this series, this author (read everything he has in print) and this narrator - just perfect. Again. #sandmanslim

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Flame in the Mist | Rene Ahdieh
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This is a really pretty book, havent read it yet. It's an ARC from the publisher so I better get cracking! Anyone else read it yet? #flameinthemist #arc #reneeahdieh

ScorpioBookDreams I've got it to read too but haven't got round to it yet. I've heard it ends on a cliffhanger and I hate that so I might keep it until nearer the release of the second book. I'm not very patient! 😂😂 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Yeah I hate that too 😔 thanks for the warning @ScorpioBookDreams 2y
ScorpioBookDreams That's why I kept ACOTAR and ACOMAF until near the release of the last one lol 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Sometimes it's impossible to wait that long though @ScorpioBookDreams 2y
MrBook Great pic! 2y
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The very first books i ever fell in love with - The Chronicles of Narnia - I had old battered... erm "well-loved" editions passed down through family and eventually ended up with me. It started my obsession with CS Lewis, and I read everything he ever wrote. Who else loves this series? #chroniclesofnarnia

ScientistSam These were the first books that got me reading chapter books instead of easy learn-how-to-read books. Love them! 2y
tpixie I absolutely love these books. I want to reread them again. I've read them at least three times. This cover you have is cute (edited) 2y
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tpixie @ScientistSam 💕🦁 💕 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle These were the original covers from the set i had years ago, and then a few years back they reprinted them with the same covers but much higher quality and with colour plates inside, so i bought them again. @tpixie 2y
tpixie @thegirlwiththebookishcandle wow I'm gonna have to look into this maybe I need a new set too!! 2y
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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My pretty bookshelves need some tidying up and A Song of Fire and Ice looks so out of place and needs a new home 📚 what do you think of books arranged by colour? #somanybookssolittletime #coloredspines

KarenUK I love it... looks so pretty! 💕 2y
britt_brooke Love!! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin 😍😍😍 2y
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thegirlwiththebookishcandle Thanks @karenuk all the black and white books are in the other room 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Thanks @PurpleyPumpkin at first I couldn't find anything lol 2y
mjdowens How do you ever make yourself even leave that room? How pretty ❤️❤️ 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle I work from home @mjdowens so I'm lucky that i get to spend a lot of time in this room 😀 which can be distracting or inspiring lol 2y
Lwiesman Love your room!! 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Thanks @Lwiesman its great when the sun shines in there 2y
tpixie Lovely! 2y
MrBook Oooh! 😳 2y
marynmkfrsh Omg! Looks so dreamy 😍 2y
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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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My current obsession. And I'm at that point where its nearing the end and I dont want it to finish. #bookhangover in the making

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Book 27 - apparently I read a lot of books in series! This is the latest (8) in Jodi Taylor's fun time travel series.

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Book 26 - hmmm I was a little disappointed 😞 with this one, so my favourite in the series remains ACOMAF

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Book 25 - book 2 in the series, good but a switch in narrators on the audiobook was jarring and took sone time to get used to it

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Book 24 This was really awesome, so glad I finally got it off my TBR

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Bound | Benedict Jacka
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Book 23 The latest book in the Alex Verus series and my very favourite Supernatural series!

LauraBrook Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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Silence Fallen | Patricia Briggs

Book 22 Mercy Thompson #10 another auto buy and a really good paranormal series

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Book 21 I like to switch gears, so after A Little Life, I switched to some Irish crime fic. Love this author, he's one of my auto purchases. He's also a very interesting, well travelled guy.

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Book 20. What a heartbreakingly beautiful book. I've had it since last year but it took my friend asking me to read it with her, to finally get me to pick it up. I was not disappointed

TrishB 😭 powerful, emotional book! 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Yes @TrishB it really is. So glad I made it through to the end 2y
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Love this book, series, author and Harry Hole! And met the author and had my copy signed! YAY! Even gave him one of my Nordic Noir candles which he thought was cool 😎

ScorpioBookDreams I am still insanely jealous about this! 😉 2y
kspenmoll Welcome to Litsy! 2y
thegirlwiththebookishcandle Thanks kspenmoll! Nice to be here 2y
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Why no, I dont have the target edition but its the only one showing a cover on here so I went with it. Thank goodness this book is so much better than the last, I was not looking forward to starting this one after reading Queen of Shadows, but glad we are back on track

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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J Maas

This is my least favourite of the series so far. Not helped by the fact that I judt finished reading something good, and now this is just so repetitive

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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy

A sanity break from reading all that YA fiction and back to one of my favourites. 19th century Russian fiction is so intense

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Heir of Fire | Sarah J. Maas

This is probably my favourite of the series

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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J Maas

This was a good sequel

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas

A good start

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo

Fantastic! 💜💜💜

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo

Love this series

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo

This is a terrific series!

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Loved these little Ravka folk tales

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Imprudence | Gail Carriger

Not loving it as much as the Parasol Protectorate books 📚

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Redemption Song | Craig Schaefer

Book 2, working my way through the audiobooks of this series. Book one, I read a few years ago, and waited ages for the next audio to come out

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Plays are meant for performing, not reading! The next best thibg is listening to the audiobook so I did that. Would love to see the show!

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The Hanging Tree | Ben Aaronovitch

I love this series

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Wonderful, sweet story. Cant wait for the movie!

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Glass Sword | Victoria Aveyard

First book I read in 2017

PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy - enjoy!😉 2y
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