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thewallflower0707

thewallflower0707

Joined June 2017

20, 🇩🇪. Reader of not too many books, Traveller of not enough countries, Watcher of too many series. Queerfeminist & Tea enthusiasts & Cat lover.
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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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It is exam phase again which means I‘m sitting at my desk the whole day and work through multiple mental breakdowns.
Fortunately, The Great Alone is already a book I look forward to reading whenever I have time. I have lots of anger already for the parents who bring their daughter to this isolated area they know nothing about. You can feel the constant looming danger of nature and of violence.
#reading #plants #thegreatalone

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My top four books of the year so far! Two by Taylor Jenkins Reid, three fictional, one non-fictional.

What are yours?

#2019 #reading #favouritebooks

LaurenReads Loved all of those books too! 1w
Stormborn1992 Really excellent picks, all four of those!! And there's plenty of days left in the year to add to it! 1w
marleed Your TJR books are in my Top6Reads for 2019, as well. 1w
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Finished this in one day. While it does have some elements that often lack in YA (wlw relationship, human trafficking, sexual assault, lots of Asian rep) it suffers from the typical faults that YA often has. Clumsy characterization, weird twists, etc.
⭐️⭐️⭐️
#youngadult #girlsofpaperandfire

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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter

3stars
This family was EXTREMELY lucky, from their established wealth to their “aryan” look to their special skills. If this weren‘t based on a real story I‘d have stopped reading because too unrealistic.
It was between non-fiction and fiction style, writing was lots of telling and little showing. The narrative seemed to glance over the most interesting parts.
Not really a book about the Shoa but more about the family‘s history.
#review #read

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Untitled | Unknown
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1) well I hope if everything went correctly (I did get the confirmation e-mail, but y‘know anxiety) I booked myself a ticket for Hamilton in London.
2) London! Hope they don‘t pull a Brexit before October.
3) neither
4) not really. Exam phase IS RIGHT NOW and I have a lot to study.
5) will do!

#friyayintro @howjessreads #friday #tgif

4thhouseontheleft Hamilton! 🥳🥳 2w
TrishB Hamilton is awesome 👍🏻 2w
Jerdencon Enjoy Hamilton! 2w
TheDaysGoBy I‘ve always wanted to go to London! 2w
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Another book that waited months, probably a year, on my to-read list. Eleanor sounds like a character I would enjoy greatly and it‘s also a British story with fantastic reviews. The yellow cover is cute💛.

#newbook #bookcover #gailhoneyman #eleanoroliphantiscompletelyfine

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Fingersmith | Sarah Waters
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This has been on my to-read list for ages. Who doesn‘t love historical gay fiction? My first book by Sarah Waters as well.

#fingersmith #sarahwaters #cover #newbook

Freespirit It's fabulous! 2w
Cathythoughts Brilliant book 2w
Minervasbutler Loved it. 2w
JamieArc One of my favorites of this year. 2w
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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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I want to read more biographical stories about the Third Reich, the Holocaust and the Second World War. I love the cover with the music 🎼 notes.

#weweretheluckyones #nonfiction #bookcover

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I‘m turning full #pride for 21st birthday, with some book-ish gifts, a gorgeous jumpsuit and a long skirt, this wonderful bag in deep blue and of course, this book. I‘ve heard only positive things about it, it sounds a lot like fanfiction, WHICH I LOVE TO READ, so my expectations are high.

#redwhiteroyalblue #newadult #bookcover #lgbt

TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 2w
KirstieE Happy birthday ! 🥳 2w
youneverarrived Happy Birthday 🥂 2w
rachelsbrittain Happy Birthday! RWRB is such an excellent reads-- perfect way to celebrate! 2w
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah

Oh dear god, I‘m still sniffling. A few lengths at the beginning and a bit short at the end, but The Nightingale is definitely a must-read. It tells the story of two very different sisters trying to survive WWII in France with courage and heart. I‘m drawn to WWII stories and this book may be one of the best about that period.

#read #weekend #thenightingale #crying

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel

It‘s is a good book but it does not keep your up on your toes or is scary. Reading the news everyday is more terrifying than a book ever could be.
3,5 stars

#StationEleven #read #meh

Amiable I loved this book, but I have to agree with you 100% about the news! 😳 1mo
Suet624 Was it supposed to be scary? 1mo
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I finished this and in the end, it all fell a bit bland for me. Reading this you‘d barely notice there was an actual war going on, and the two main characters and their stories hardly overlapped and it all came to a somewhat disappointing and rushed ending.

The Nightingale also received a lot of praise and has a similar premise, so maybe I‘ll like that more.
#review #read

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I read the first 250 pages from the tagged book, a book that had been on my TBR for two (?) years. I‘m really enjoying it so far 💫.

#AlltheLightwecannotsee #cover #cat

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Who else is enjoying the new #GoodOmens series on Amazon Prime as much as I do??? The actors are brilliant and they took a lot of care to adapt the book properly. If only every book adaption could be like that. I hope the series His Dark Materials is gonna go as smoothly as this one!
#watching #series #saturday #weekend

julesG 🙌 1mo
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Miss Sara Sampson | Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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(I love that I can finally take pictures of my two most favourite things in the world together- books and cats)
Miss Sara Sampson is one of the three books I have to read for my German studies this semester. It‘s the first German middle class story with a tragic ending.

#reading #student #class #cat

squirrelbrain She‘s so cute! Is she behaving herself so far?! 😻 1mo
glitterkitty459 😻😻😻 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I survived Moving Day and now I‘m with my parents for the weekend, getting to know our new cat

Jee_HookedOnBookz Hello Svenja! How are you?
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thewallflower0707 @Jee_HookedOnBookz still stressed out with bureaucracy due to the moving, enjoying the weekend, loving our new cat, nervous because next week I will be teaching a class for the first time (thankfully only for one day and with a fellow student). 1mo
Toniyesss I enjoyed Evidence of the Affair by TJR - short but interesting and kind of an unusual format as well, written as an exchange of letters between (mostly) two people 1mo
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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This is the new love of my life and also my new obsession! She‘s called Zara, is a British Shorthair kitten and 6 weeks old in this picture. Right now she is still living with her siblings, but on the 6th of June (a few days after my moving day), my parents will collect her and we will spend the long weekend together 💕. I hope she‘ll like me! I‘m ready to fulfill her every wish.
#cat #catsoflitsy

squirrelbrain Oooh she‘s so cute! 😻 2mo
Gissy So pretty😻❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Viji Beautiful! 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Hello, so first I went missing from Litsy. Then I haven‘t read a book since Easter (but again, hundreds of thousands of words in fanfiction). Now, I‘m planning to move closer to university (my first flat share), and we are adopting a British shorthair kitten!! Lots of exciting and especially stressful stuff. So I‘m giving away some of my books to get room, as you can see in the picture.

Rachel.Rencher Glad to see you back! ❤ 2mo
RaimeyGallant How lovely. 2mo
mhillis British shorthair 😻😻😻 2mo
esurient Sympathies! Even though I love them so, I think #fanfiction is nearly as much of a vortex of lost time as TVtropes. 2mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I had a bit of a rough start into my fourth semester at university, with all the stress that is involved. I‘m very committed to finally read this book 📖, but it is difficult to concentrate and reading 80k words of fanfiction a day is just so much fun. I‘m reading a lot nowadays, just not published books 😅. I wish all Littens a Happy Easter 🐣!
#goodomens #reading #IAMALIVE

WanderingBookaneer 1. Fourth semester is rough, but you can do it. 2. Reading is reading however you are doing it. 3. I love this book! 3mo
yourfavouritemixtape What @WanderingBookaneer said! I felt like there was a time in life in which I didn‘t read until I noticed I was ready fic for two hours a day! :) 3mo
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Dear Mrs Bird | AJ Pearce

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The title is misleading b/c this book is really not about Mrs Bird, who was very one-dimensional and nasty. I wish that‘d been different. Emmy lacks the humor of Bridget Jones, and I was mostly frustrated at her. I felt very removed from the historical events around it and didn‘t care much for the story. I‘ll probably not keep this book, I was expecting much more.
#review #read

Jee_HookedOnBookz So sorry you didn't enjoy it :( love the cover though! Hope you enjoy your next book! How are you? 😊 3mo
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The stuff I bought at the other beautiful bookstore, #Foyles at Charing Cross Road. I really wanted something #London themed, so I chose #Londoners. The other one was recommended by the staff, and I love the cover. As a big Paddington fan, I couldn‘t say no to the bookmark, and the bag is also very pretty.

#shopping #newbooks #holiday #cover

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Dear Mrs Bird | AJ Pearce
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The book I bought at the Daunt Bookstore at Maryleborne High Street. It sounds interesting.

#dearmrsbird #bookstore #newbook #bookshopping #london #uk

Freespirit That London bookshop will have to go on my bucket list!😊 4mo
Samplergal That is a great book from a great shop. I was there in October and didn‘t want to leave. 4mo
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The gigantic and wonderful Foyles at Charing Cross Road, they lots of signed books and other fabulous stuff. I‘m quite happy with my purchases!
Tomorrow I‘m flying back home and I hope everything goes well.

#london #sightseeing #holiday #bookstore #travel

TrishB Love this shop ❤️ 4mo
Viji Went to London last month and loved it! We stopped at Daunt Books and a Foyles as well. 2mo
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How is it that when hundreds of thousand of people (mostly women, mostly queer) do it for dozens of years, yet it never gets recognized as actual writing but when A MAN does it, it‘s newsworthy?
Just call it Fanfiction like the rest of us, random dude.

#fanfiction #publishing #writing #reading

julesG Gah! 4mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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The House of MinaLima is great for every Harry Potter Fan. It sells exclusive prints (quite expensive), but also lots of other good quality stuff, for example postcards, poster, bags and notebooks, designed after the Hogwarts school books.

#harrypotter #london #uk #shopping

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Theatre | Victor Hugo
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Had a lot of fun with Everybody‘s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. If you‘re ever in London, I highly recommend The Theatre Café at Shaftesbury Avenue. Great drinks, nice atmosphere and with mirrors perfect for selfies.

#london #musical #holiday #sightseeing

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Londonistan | Melanie Phillips
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At the Alice Shop at Portobello Road Market (Notting Hill). Looks like a very old edition.

#london #shopping #uk #holiday #sightseeing

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Of course, the detective himself.

#london #uk #sightseeing #sherlockholmes

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Come from Away | Genevieve Graham
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Yesterday I saw the musical #ComeFromAway at the Phoenix Theatre! It‘s about Gander in Newfoundland, they cared for over 7000 people after the 9/11 attack. Brilliantly acted, great band, emotions and lots of fun. I had a blast!

#musical #westend #london #holiday

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Notting Hill | Richard Curtis, Andy Hopkins
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This bookstore in Notting Hill was the inspiration for the same-called movie with High Grant and Julia Roberts. Also very sweet.

#sightseeing #london #uk #bookstore #nottinghill

rather_be_reading 😍😍 4mo
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The beautiful Daunt Bookstore at Maryleborne High Street, where the books are sorted according to their country. Definitely worth a visit!

#london #sightseeing #bookstore #london #uk

Samplergal I loved visiting that bookshop! 4mo
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Yeah, I‘m back in London! If you are a big fan of Sci-Fi, Comics and Fantasy Books, visit The Forbidden Planet ship on Shaftesbury Avenue, they have loads, also many signed editions.
#bookstore #london #rec

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My #bookhaul from the shopping trip in Berlin yesterday. I bought Down Girl (essays about misogyny), A Girl called Shameless (sequel, ya), Where the Crawdads sing and Daisy Jones & The Six (high expectations for that one).
#newbooks #cover #fiction #nonfiction #taylorjenkinsreid #essays

BarbaraTheBibliophage I have Down Girl also. She is on the Ezra Klein podcast—it‘s almost two hours of them chatting about her research. Well worth a listen! 4mo
thewallflower0707 @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you for the recommendation!🤗 (edited) 4mo
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I haven‘t been posting as much as I wanted (dito with reading), so I‘m hoping to do better tomorrow. On Sunday I watched Captain Marvel and today I travelled to Berlin for my favorite bookstore (#bookhaul will be posted tomorrow). Berlin is alright for a day but I could not live there. It‘s way too loud, expensive and dirty. Sorry Berlin.
#shopping #holidays #starbucks

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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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For the first time in too many weeks, I actually have enough time and nerves to read an actual book. I‘ve brought lots of books with me, and I‘m ten books behind my goodreads challenge, so wish me luck! I‘ve started with this one because it‘s been on my shelf for ages and it is easy to read. So far I like it more than Leah, which was tbh dreadful.
#ya #reading #cover #whatifitsus #beckyalbertalli #adamsilvera

Emilymdxn I know how it can feel when you‘re behind on goodreads and feeling out of the mood for reading. I hope you enjoy this and get into the reading vibe, and be kind to yourself 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘ve had very hard, emotionally and physically difficult weeks. On Monday I handed in my term paper, and now I‘m back at home for 3 weeks of holiday, including a trip to London.
Sadly, our beloved cat died one week ago. She was 14 years old and had lots of health problems. I still expect her to sleep somewhere or to answer me.
#personal #nobooks #tgif

ladym30 So very sorry for your loss.😢 5mo
AmyG I am so sorry for your loss. 😪 5mo
TrishB Sorry to hear 😔 5mo
TheBee How sad 😢. I am so sorry for your loss! I‘m a cat mom too so I can relate 💔 5mo
Blaire I am so sorry for your loss. 5mo
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#friyayintro
1) yes, a 14 years old cat called Indie
2) making waffles
3) writing fanfiction, traveling, watching and talking about tv shows and movies, taking a walk
4) Iceland, New Zealand 🇳🇿, San Francisco
5) What‘s your favorite sport? Asking because today I went swimming 🏊‍♀️ for the first time in two years!

@howjessreads #tgif

TrishB Footie ⚽️ though I don‘t play anymore 5mo
thewallflower0707 @TrishB is used to be the only girl in an all-boy team! I stopped going after one year though. 5mo
TrishB I played until I was about 16- only girl in one team and all girls in the other. Long time ago. I still love watching though. (edited) 5mo
SailorMoon Scubadiving!!! 🐳🐋🐬🐟🐠🐡🦈🐙🐚🦀🦞🦐🦑 5mo
DebbieGrillo Basketball 🏀 5mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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The other book I ordered arrived, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I believe it‘s the UK 🇬🇧 Cover. My holidays in March are going to be well-spent!
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Have any of you read this book and did you like it?

#newin #stationeleven #tgif #newbook #myhand #reading

TheKidUpstairs Loved this book! 5mo
youneverarrived It‘s a good one! 5mo
JillR I got this for Christmas but haven‘t read it yet. I‘m UK and mine has that cover 👍 5mo
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Phew, I still have to write my term paper, but I‘m also planning what to read during my holidays and how to spend my time in London (yes, I‘m going again, one week before Brexit).

All the Light... was on my TBR for YEARS, and now I finally bought it, together with The Nightingale, two books with similar topics.
#coverporn #historicalfiction #iamback #newbook

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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IT HAS ARRIVED!! Nikolai, Nina and Zoya are back in my life 💛. Unfortunately, so are exams, and my TBR (you can see part of it here) is enormous.

#kingofscars #manybooks #tbr #leighbardugo #coverlove

Jee_HookedOnBookz Love the cover and good luck in your exams! 6mo
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In other upsetting news, the author of Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher, is a fucking creep.

He admitted to coercing multiple women at the SCBWI conference into an affair and then threatening them to keep it a secret.

This fits into a few others accusations against him, James Dashner and Sherman Alexie a few months ago.

https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/thirteen-reasons-why-author-jay-asher-made-a-pre...

#metoo #13reasonswhy

Bklover 😡 6mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I have arrived at home for the weekend, and my two ordered books have arrived too! It‘s The Great Believers and There There. Both books are on my #newyearwhodis list, and although January is over I will continue this challenge (the others are The Immortalists, Once upon a River and where the Crawdads sing).
#newbooks #reading #cover #winter

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Normal People | Sally Rooney

I have gone missing for two weeks. Exam preparation time is KILLING me, and I have only read about a hundred pages of #NormalPeople by #SallyRooney. Amazon also cancelled my The Great Believers order and now tells me #KingofScars won‘t arrive until the middle of February 😭.

#update #readingprogress

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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I had to go through a whole odyssey to get this, but now I finally have it!!! Together with King of Scars it‘s my most anticipated YA January 2019 release 🎉😍.

It‘s so pretty.

#theWickedKing #hollyblack #thecruelprince #coverporn #youngadult #newbook #monday

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I don‘t really know how to rate this- I was frustrated throughout the reading, but also mildly entertained. The ending confuses me, but a short book is always good for my #goodreads challenge.

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So... I‘m crying. The last sentence broke me. This may already be my favorite book 2019.
The Monique chapters fell a bit flat and kind of threw me out, but otherwise...
Evelyn is a wonderfully flawed character I just couldn‘t get enough off. She lived through so many highs and lows, tragedies and mistakes, but she is so fierce?!
READ THIS BOOK NOW.
#newyearwhodis #thesevenhusbandsofevelynhugo #novel #january #review @Jee_HookedOnBookz @monalyisha

Freespirit Sounds like a definite TBR.... 6mo
monalyisha What a win! 🙌🏻 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved this too! 6mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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AHHHHHH Netflix will produce an eight episode series Adaption of the „Shadow and Bone“ and „Six of Crows“ series by Leigh Bardugo!!!

I‘m bursting with excitement but I‘m unsure how mixing the two series together will work- i kinda wish they would have only focus on Six of Crows.

But hey, the #grishaverse is coming to life!
#adaption #leighbardugo #sixofcrows #kingofscars

suzisteffen Whoa, I just came here to post something similar. 😂 Your point is good! 🤔 Still, excited! 6mo
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GypsyKat Great choices! ❤️ 6mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Great article about the bestseller #NormalPeople by #SallyRooney in The Guardian. It brings some good points about today‘s reading culture up. I‘m very happy that this book is waiting for me on my bookshelf💜.

Have you read it yet, and did you enjoy it as much as the article describes?

https://www.google.de/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/08/normal-people-...

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Fire and Heist | Sarah Beth Durst
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REPOST:
To celebrate the New Year, I‘m hosting another EUROPE-ONLY Giveaway! This includes the SIGNED FairyLoot edition Fire & Heist, a letter with exclusive artwork from the author, an interview, two postcards and a secret item celebrating the release of #KingofScars. To participate repost this picture, @ me and tell me what your reading goal this year is. End: 10. 01.2019
#litsyhappenings #freestuff #freebook #fireandheist #youngadult