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OldVictorianQuill
Dracula | Bram Stoker
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Had the best time at the book launch for Margaret Atwood‘s ‘The Testaments‘ at Waterstones Piccadilly. Gorgeous readings from Romola Garai & the amazing Margaret Atwood. Then ran like a madwoman for my last train home! So worth it. Now for some train reading 😍 #books #amreading #thetestaments #margaretatwood #bookstagram #midnightlaunch #lovebooks #favourites

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Pickpick

This book is laugh-out-funny, heartbreaking, poignant, incisive, and silly in equal measures.

One of the best graphics memoirs I have ever read, and I highly recommend it.

#recommendsday #favourites #graphicmemoirs

AutumnRLS I loved this. Borrowed from a friend, but had to pick up a copy to own after I read it. ❤ 4mo
Niso @AutumnRLS same here!! After falling in love with the library book, I have ordered my own copy. 4mo
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Niso
Milkman | Anna Burns
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“The truth was dawning on me of how terrifying it was not to be numb, but to be aware, to have facts, retain facts, be adult.”
― Anna Burns, Milkman

#quotes #favourites #Bookerprize #Irishlit #Irish

Pruzy Another great way of saying ignorance is bliss... 4mo
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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“Living every day in the presence of those who refuse to acknowledge your humanity takes great courage”

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a marvellous historical family saga and the best book I have read so far on the experience of immigrants/refugees.

#historicalfiction #Japan #Korea #quote #favourites #refugees #immigration

Leftcoastzen I loved this book (edited) 4mo
FeministBookClub This was our July book of the month. Such a good read. 4mo
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Niso
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“If only human beings were not masks behind masks behind masks. If only this world was a clean board of lines and intersections. If only time was a sequence of considered moves and not a chaos of slippages and blunders.”

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
David Mitchell

#quote #favourites

sudi Love this quote 💜 4mo
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Pickpick

A superb work of investigative journalism on how a crafty extremely privileged white blonde girl/psychopath scammed and handled some of the world most powerful policy and business elite (mostly a punch of old white men thinking with their dicks) and the dreadful ramifications on the health and welfare of millions if it wasn‘t for the bravery and commitment of a whistleblower and a journalist.

Highly recommended
#nonfiction #favourites #bookly

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Niso
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Pickpick

Brilliant heartbreaking saga of familial strife, love, music and revolution in China.
It is a complex but immensely rewarding reading experience, and I hope more people will get to enjoy it as much as I did.

#greatbooks #historicalfiction #china #culturalrevolution #classicalmusic #favourites

BookwormM I loved it 5mo
Prairiegirl_reading I read this awhile ago. I read it with a weekly book group where they break up the book into sections and get together weekly to discuss each section. I‘m glad I did it that way because I probably would have dnf‘d it at the beginning. It is complex and I was a little lost at first but I‘m so glad I stuck with it because it is an absolutely beautiful book. 5mo
Niso @Prairiegirl_reading I struggled through the first 50 pages or so, but it was well worth it. I read it 2 years ago and I still think about it, especially when listening to classical music ❤ 5mo
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Science may provide the most useful way to organize empirical, reproducible data, but its power to do so is predicated on its inability to grasp the most central aspects of human life: hope, fear, love, hate, beauty, envy, honor, weakness, striving, suffering, virtue.

Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

#favourites #memoir #quote

Beatlefan129 I loved this book, but I cried so hard when I read it 5mo
IvoryLunatic @Beatlefan129 I ugly cried the whole way through the afterword. My dog and boyfriend were looking at me like I was crazy. 5mo
Niso @IvoryLunatic @Beatlefan129 it's heartbreaking, I didn't cry as much I needed breaks in between reading just to sit in silence and process everything. He was such a brilliant insightful man, doctor and writer, may his beautiful soul rest in peace 5mo
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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”False things, endings. Sustenance for fools and never what they claim to be.

Nevertheless”
#quote #lanny #maxporter #favourites #reading