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yvo_about_books

Joined June 2017

Bookblogger and eclectic reading monster | Blogs at melovebooks.wordpress.com | Twitter/Bookstagram: yvo_about_books
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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
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I Have Lost My Way | Gayle Forman
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Christmas has come early this year as I received my very first bookpost today through the wonderful Masa Critica program at Babelio! The Spanish version of I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman. 😍😍😍 Muchisimas gracias Urano Argentina & Puck LATAM!! ❤

whatshesreadingnow Cute! 🦌 6mo
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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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A rainy day today, so I'll be spending the afternoon finishing The Couple Next Door with this little monster purring on my lap. 😻 Delilah Bard is quite happy the weather is bad! 😹

#amreading #currentlyreading #catsoflitsy #delilahbard

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A Woman of War | Mandy Robotham
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I'm currently reading this historical fiction ARC set during WWII and while it's still early days, so far it's without doubt an interesting read. A Woman Of War by Mandy Robotham is due to be published next month.

#amreading #currentlyreading #arc #netgalley

SassyBookworm Just snagged this off NetGalley after I saw your post! Thank you! 🤓 7mo
yvo_about_books @SassyBookworm I hope it will be a good one for you! 7mo
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Blue Blood | Sara Blaedel
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Currently on my nightstand: Blue Blood by Sara Blaedel. I didn't realize it was actually the second book of a series when I bought it, but fingers crossed it can be read as a stand-alone as well...

#amreading #currentlyreading

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Heresy | Melissa Lenhardt
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I have been spending this Saturday afternoon with this Western style historical fiction story set in the 19th century... I'm still not sure what to make of the writing style, but it's interesting to see female outlaws in the spotlight for a change.

#amreading #currentlyreading #netgalley #arc

RadicalReader @yvo_about_books what‘s yvo stand for it seems so book related and love your username simply because it is so uncommon and unique 7mo
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Long time no see! 😅 I hope everyone is having a wonderful start of the weekend... I will be spending my Friday evening with a new story and one of the pending 2018 NG ARCs: Hunting Annabelle by Wendy Heard. I always like to go in blind, so I totally didn't expect the mental health angle! I'm definitely curious how things will develop...

What are you reading this weekend?

#amreading #currentlyreading #arc

Ashley85 This one sounds interesting but intense! Curious to hear your thoughts on it. 7mo
yvo_about_books @Ashley85 it definitely wasn't what I was expecting! I had some issues with credibility and some of the plot twists, but overall it was an interesting and quite original read. It did read more YA than adult though despite the twenty-something characters. 7mo
DivineDiana Welcome back! 🙋‍♀️ 7mo
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Spring time. 🌹😍 One of my favorite seasons!

I'm currently reading In A Dark Dark Wood and I like the writing style so far...

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Saturday night reading with furry company... 😻 #caturday #currentlyreading #DelilahBard

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Since we didn't get to try any of the brownies I baked yesterday, my hubby asked me to prepare my custard cream fruit pie for him today. I always love decorating these! 😍

#ambaking #custardcream #pie #fruits #peach #kiwi #lemon

I'm currently flying through The Wife's Secret and it has been a very strong start! I will definitely finish this one tonight.

RestlessFickleBookHoarder Looks yummy! 😋 9mo
TheReadingMermaid OMG that looks amazing!!! 😋 9mo
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Pretty Little Liars | Sara Shepard
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Brownie galore!! 😍😍 And there's another batch waiting to be cut into portions in the fridge... The saddest part is that I won't be even trying any of these this time around. 😅😂😂

#ambaking #chocolate #chocolateaddict #brownies

Also, I'm kind of wishing I could DNF Pretty Little Liars because I'm absolutely detesting it so far... Definitely another case of not-for-me. 😫

Ddzmini Yum 😋 9mo
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Pretty Little Liars | Sara Shepard
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Ready to go brownie crazy today! Baking brownie for 40 persons... I'm starting Pretty Little Liars while the first batch is in the oven. 🍫😍

#ambaking #brownie #chocolateaddict

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Nothing like a bit of afternoon reading in the garden... I'm definitely happy Spring is almost here! 😍 #amreading #garden #springtime

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The Ballroom | Anna Hope
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Saturday night was brownie night! 🍫🍓😍 I now wish I made a bigger batch so I could enjoy another piece today with a cup of tea while reading The Ballroom... These disappeared in record time yesterday even though we were all full already after dinner. 😅😂😂

#ambaking #brownie #strawberry

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Half Bad | Sally Green
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Starting a new physical copy today as part of the N.E.W.T. Readathon! I do have a copy of the English version on my kindle, so if I struggle too much reading in Dutch again I'm definitely switching. 😅😆😂 This paperback copy is so pretty though. I love the foiled details and the back with the white background is gorgeous! 😍

RadicalReader @yvo_about_books wonderful username what does it stand for? How do you know Dutch? 9mo
yvo_about_books @RadicalReader I was actually born in Holland! Although I've been living in Argentina for years now, so my Dutch is pretty rusty. 😆 I'm trying to read at least one or two books in Dutch every year to try and keep up with the language, although I prefer reading in English. 9mo
RadicalReader @yvo_about_books can you write and speak Dutch too or just read it? 9mo
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Bang | Barry Lyga
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Cleaning all done, so now it's time for some relaxing and reading in the garden... Loving this almost Spring weather! 😍

#amreading #currentlyreading

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Our new mini cactus and succulent garden. 🌵😍 SO ready for it to be officially Spring!!

CouronneDhiver Nice! 👌🏽 9mo
Tamra Lucky you. 9mo
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Halfway done! 💙💙💙

#amcrocheting #crochet #hexagon #wip

CouronneDhiver Beautiful. You‘re doing a great job! 9mo
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I was going to continue with my crochet hexagon blanket, but this one here decided she needs my arm as a cushion so I'm going to read The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo instead. 😂 What a start of this story! I'm having a feeling this will be a high rating...

#caturday #catsoflitsy #amreading

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I Let You Go | Clare Mackintosh
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I'm slowly starting to put together my gradient hexagon blanket... 50 hexagons now attached, only 170 left to go! 😆 Jasmine seems to be wanting to keep a close eye on the project. 😹

#amcrocheting #crochet #hexagon #catsoflitsy

CouronneDhiver Did you opt against adding another colour to the mix, then? 10mo
yvo_about_books @CouronneDhiver I decided to use grey as the extra color in the end mostly because our bedroom and living are blue and black&white themed and I guess it fits better. Plus, I already made a rainbow colored bedspread before so plenty of color there. 😉 10mo
CouronneDhiver Fun! That will look really nice 😎 10mo
BooksAndYarn Wish I could send you a magical “weaves in your ends” fairy, but the best I can do is give you mad props for the endeavour 10mo
yvo_about_books @lauria56 I'm doing it in parts so it's not too bad... Plus, I need to make another pile 9f hexagons before I can continue putting them together. 😅😂 10mo
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I Let You Go | Clare Mackintosh
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We've been having a few days of wonderful Spring weather in the middle of August and I wish it would last longer... I'm so ready for the cold weather to be over. 😅

Alfoster So pretty! 😍 10mo
whatshesreadingnow Pretty! 10mo
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Some evening reading in the company of Delilah Bard. 😻

#amreading #currentlyreading #catsoftwitter

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Apparently Spring is arriving early this year... 🌷😍 #anemoneblanda #springiscoming #flowers #cantwait

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A Patient Man | S. Lynn Scott
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My current #crochet project is slowly coming together... 'Only' about 170 hexagons left to go. 😆😅😂 I still think I need a fifth color though: maybe a contrast color to brighten things up?? Suggestions are welcome. 😊

CouronneDhiver Yellow! 10mo
britt_brooke Maybe coral? 10mo
BooksAndYarn I love these projects but the prospect of all those ends to weave in always puts me off of making one myself. You‘re braver than me ... or have more patience lol 10mo
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yvo_about_books @britt_brooke ohh coral sounds good! 10mo
yvo_about_books @lauria56 yeah it definitely requires a lot of patience haha. I'm not even thinking about having to sew 200+ hexagons together yet. 😆 10mo
CouronneDhiver It‘s going to be gorgeous when you‘re done! Stick with it and, if you remember, show us when it‘s all done. 👍🏽 10mo
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A Patient Man | S. Lynn Scott
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A new read to start the weekend along with my current crochet project! A hexagon blanket... I still need to decide on a fifth color, but I'm liking the look of it so far. 💙

#amreading #crochet #crochetaddict #hexagons

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I just baked a batch of lemon brownie to go with a nice hot cup of tea and my current read Call To Arms tonight. 🍋😍🍋😍

#ambaking #lemonbrownie

Chelsea.Poole Yum! Love lemon! 10mo
Tamra Me too! 10mo
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Ready for another Kay Hunter adventure!! 😍

#amreading

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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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Another dose of Rivers Of London and a different reading buddy tonight. 😻

#amreading #catsoflitsy

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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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Jasmine decided to grace me with her presence and be my reading buddy today for a change. 😍😍 Needless to say that Delilah Bard was a tiny bit jealous haha. 😂

#amreading #catsoflitsy

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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She might be a little devil sometimes, but who can resist this face?? 😍 Sunday evening cuddles with Delilah Bard. ❤❤

#amreading #catsoflitsy

whatshesreadingnow Cute! 😻 10mo
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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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"What is this book doing in my chair?!?!" ??

Jasmine wasn't really happy to share her favorite sleeping spot with Rivers Of London... Not the book's fault though, because I'm loving the story so far!

#catsoflitsy #caturday #currentlyreading

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Cold weather means another evening of snuggling with Delilah Bard and a good book. She makes a good kindle stand haha. 😂😂

#currentlyreading #catsoflitsy

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Lust Sinterklaas speculaas? | Guy Daniëls, Ina Hallemans
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I was in the mood for baking today and feeling nostalgic, so I decided to prepare these typical Dutch almond paste 'spice cookies' AKA #speculaas . Just what we needed with this cold winter weather we're having down here!! 😍😍 And the smell is divine.

#ambaking #typicaldutch #gevuldespeculaas #sweettooth

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Truth and Lies | Caroline Mitchell
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Currently reading Truth And Lies and it's such an intriguing start of a new detective series so far!

#currentlyreading

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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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I'm so excited to finally start this series! Especially since it has been recommended to me various times... I love the details on the cover with the 'alternative' London street map as well. 😍

#currentlyreading #catsoflitsy

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The perfect way to spend this cold, windy and rainy day... Reading with a cat snoozing on my lap. 😻

#currentlyreading #catsoflitsy

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This book is so unbelievably good! I'm still nowhere near the finish line but I already know this will be on my list of 2018 favorites. A true masterpiece! Just made it to chapter 38 and will continue my buddy read with Nicki @ Secret Library tomorrow.

#currentlyreading #buddyread

Tashreads One of my favs of the year too 😍 10mo
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Mehso-so

I read the first book of this series last year, and I had a few issues with it. But I was curious about the sequel and it fitted one of the prompts for a challenge I'm doing this month, so I gave this series another go. While an improvement compared to the first book, I still had quite a few of the same issues relating to both the slow pace, lack of a plot that grabs you, a missing 'spark' and more.

3/5 stars.

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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I'm a huge fan of Backman's books, and Britt-Marie Was Here has shown once again he is a master in creating unique characters you can't help but fall in love with. This book was another winner! It was great seeing more of Britt-Marie.

4.5/5 stars.

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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"Sometimes it's easier to go on living, not even knowing who you are, when at least you know precisely where you are while you go on not knowing."

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 11mo
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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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My current view... 😻 Delilah Bard is keeping me company while I'm flying through this book. I'll most likely finish it this afternoon! 💚

#currentlyreading #catsoflitsy #caturday

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Happy #caturday !! 😽 One of the books I'm currently reading is The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle, a buddy read with Nicki @ Secret Library Book Blog. I'm being blown away by this one! What a read... I'm not even finished and I already know it will be one of my top reads of 2018.

#currentlyreading #catsoflitsy

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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So I've been terrible at posting here during the last few months... Oops? Let's see if I can get back on track. Tonight I've finally picked up my copy of Britt-Marie Was Here and it's been great seeing more of her character so far. Our cat Delilah Bard has been keeping me company. 😍

#currentlyreading #catsoflitsy #fridaynight

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 11mo
CatLass007 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈⭐️ 11mo
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Reading the newest DI Robyn Carter at the moment and it's SO good so far!

#amreading #currentlyreading #arc #netgalley #bookouture

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Delilah Bard loves sleeping on top of my arm to make sure I'm not going anywhere. 😹 Currently reading Scared To Death and absolutely loving it!

#amreading #currentlyreading #catsoflitsy

whatshesreadingnow Aw, she‘s a sweetie! 😻😻😻 1y
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Delilah Bard with my newest read The Elephant Keeper's Daughter. Like me, she's still on the fence about this one. 😕 While the many descriptions help create the right atmosphere and early 19th century foreign setting, they do slow down the pace considerably. And to be honest, I'm finding the story itself a bit flat and unpersonal so far. Plus, how on earth will Phera will able to keep her gender a secret as she grows up in the first place?!

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 1y
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Wing Jones | Katherine Webber, Katherine Webber Katherine
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We celebrated my birthday again tonight and I decided to prepare one of my favorite desserts: cheesecake. 😍 Classic no bake cheesecake recipe with forest fruit topping. 😎

#cheesecake #ambaking #yum

ReviewsbytheMrs Cheesecake is my favorite dessert too 💜 1y
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Guess what I'm currently reading? 😍 I'm SO excited to be reading the sixth Erika Foster right now!! ❤

#amreading #currentlyreading #mostanticipated #favoriteseries #erikafoster

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Recipe for the perfect evening: a steaming cup of tea (not pictured), a new thriller and snuggling up with Delilah Bard and a blanket!! ❤❤❤

#amreading #currentlyreading #catsoflitsy

RadicalReader @yvo_about_books wonderful username love it most unique I have ever encountered!! Awesome sounding book too 11mo
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It's finally getting colder which means it's getting perfect for reading sessions on our bed with a blanket again! 💙 With my favorite reading buddy Delilah Bard keeping me company of course. 😻

I'm totally loving this contemporary romance novel so far!! Which is basically a miracle on its own, since it's not my genre, but this book is just what I need right now.

#amreading #currentlyreading #catsoflitsy #delilahbard

whatshesreadingnow Sweet 💗 1y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 1y
BookishMe I LOVE the buddy's namesake! 😍😍 1y
yvo_about_books @BookishMe we adopted her just days after I finished ACOL and just HAD to use that name... And it fits her so well as well! ❤ 1y
BookishMe @yvo_about_books how awesome! 1y
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Happy #caturday everyone!! I just had to share this snap of #DelilahBard I took earlier today... 😹 Currently reading The Sun Does Shine, a very interesting memoir of a black man who was wrongly accused of murder in Southern US and spent 30 years on death row... Fascinating to learn more about where he grew up, what race problematics he had to face during that time and how he was sentenced even though he had a solid alibi.