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Bindrosbookshelf

Joined March 2016

Follow me on Goodreads @bindrosbookshelf. I update there constantly- here not so much but I try! Blog: https://bindrosbookshelf.com
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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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What did you read in November? Have you read any of the above?

I clearly went on a bit of Sailor Moon kick but also read some other excellent things and managed 3 books over 500 pages and to read both my poetry book of the month and the classics for bookclub for two consecutive months (Dracula and the Secret History).
#readingrecap #monthlywrapup #novemberreads

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The Tiger's Daughter | K. Arsenault Rivera
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My blog post is up for the Winter Quest. I will be reading the Tiger‘s Daughter which fits all the challenge prompts.
The scavenger hunt‘s prompts was fun to do as well! All books listed are ones I‘m planning to read really soon
#SaveYourDaemon #BtWQScavengerHunt
http://bit.ly/2OF4s7K

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The White Book | Han Kang
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When your library borrowing takes on the next level...
I‘ve already maxed out my library card for 20 holds, so I borrowed my husband‘s for this pile 🙈
#libraryhaul #librarystack

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October reading recap
I did a borrowed tbr theme so getting through books that I have borrowed from other people and the library. The only book I owned that I read was Pansy and that went towards my poetry book a month challenge.
All up a good reading month with all four and five stars, however my absolute faves were:
• Daisy Jones
• Sophie Stark
• Eggshell Skull
• Pansy
#monthlywrapup #octoberreads

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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After taking a break, I‘m ready to jump back into reading.
This will be my third book for the #readathon and my second bookclub pick for the month. Only one more bookclub pick to to go after this one. Let‘s see if the hype is worth it...

kamoorephoto I really loved it 🖤 1mo
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Pansy | Andrea Gibson
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2nd book done ✅
I really loved this poetry collection and I‘m so glad I finally picked it up
#readathon #deweys24readathon #deweysreadathon #deweysoct

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Pansy | Andrea Gibson
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My poetry pick of the month for my own personal poetry challenge and my second book for the #readathon

#deweysreadathon #deweys24readathon #deweysoct

akaicia Her way with words is amazing 😍 1d
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Rules for Vanishing | Kate Alice Marshall
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One book down 🙌
#readathon #deweysoct2019

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Rules for Vanishing | Kate Alice Marshall
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My first book for the #readathon
So far it‘s a bit Blair witch like and told through a mixed media format which I appreciate. Also unreliable narrators which makes things interesting.
#deweys24readathon #deweysoct

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Rules for Vanishing | Kate Alice Marshall
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My #tbr stack for Deweys #readathon
All bookclub reads plus one poetry collection I‘ve had my eye on

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Pedro‘s not so sure about my reading taste...

#currentlyreading #dogsoflitsy

Sace I'm very sure Pedro is darling! 2mo
ladym30 Pedro has a sweet face!❤️ 2mo
JoScho Pedro is adorable 🖤 2mo
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Questions for Ada | Ijeoma Umebinyuo
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Reading wrapup for the month of September. I had a bit of a reading slump so I tried reading in various formats as you can see with more comics than usual.

Recommend No Friend but the Mountains on audio and is a must read for Australians in particular.

Loved reading Go Set a Watchman and then To Kill a Mockingbird back to back.

If I had to choose a fave it would be between Priory and Ten Thousand Doors of January

#readingrecap

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After the Lights Go Out | Lili Wilkinson
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I really like this dedication
#currentlyreading #loveozya

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!!! ☺️💪🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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When you are only 400 pages or so in, on chapter 40, and only two thirds of the way through your book...

#currentlyreading #tome #historicalfictionescape

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My reading stack this long weekend for #OcTBRChallenge

Besides The Night Circus which I‘m reading in parts for a readalong (and is a reread), all the other books have been borrowed from someone and I would like to read and return them!

I‘m currently just under the halfway mark for the Life and Death of Sophie Stark and so far I‘m really enjoying the different perspectives telling Sophie‘s story.
#currentlyreading #weekendbookstack

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So I went to two different bookstores to look for a particular book, didn‘t find the the one I was after but managed to picked up two books at each store...

#bookhaul

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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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This wasn‘t one I picked out on my own. This was one of the three picks for my irl bookclub. I enjoyed it fine. It‘s about a witch and a witch hunter who have to get married and obviously end up haters to lovers. It‘s predictable but that‘s okay, I didn‘t mind and it was a fast read. I gave it 4 stars just based on enjoying the experience and I did really like the main character Lou.

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My bookclub chose To Kill a Mockingbird for the classic pick this month.

Instead of a straight reread, I decided to pick up Go Set a Watchman first. Straight after reading Watchman, I dived into Mockingbird and really enjoyed the experience. It was interesting to see what had been left From Watchman and what had been rewritten.

3 stars for Watchman, it does read as a first draft as it actually was intended.
5 stars for Mockingbird, of course.

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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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Reading Brave New World for the first time for bookclub.

I have 38 pages or 15% to go and so far I‘m not loving it.

This was last month‘s classic pick but as bookclub was cancelled for last month, I have extra time to catch up on last month‘s picks as well as this month‘s picks!

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DrexEdit It's not my favorite future dystopian world either. It's. Ok. 😊 3mo
Bindrosbookshelf @DrexEdit to be fair, dystopian worlds shouldn‘t be a fave 😉 and I appreciated the model with brain washing, giving into impulses, the hypocrisy in the governance structure, the digs at religion and Shakespeare, but I think I needed a more character driven driven story with an actual plot to be able to explore the world 3mo
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When you have read almost 700 pages and still have quite a few pages to go...
#currentlyreading #ilikebigbooksandicannotlie

bookladyreads What do you think about this book so far? I've heard a ton of mixed reviews. 3mo
Bindrosbookshelf @bookladyreads I really enjoyed it but I really like court politics and ancient myths coming together in the present. I think it did move slow in some places but I appreciated all the threads being woven and then coming back together but the pace wouldn‘t suit everyone 3mo
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What are you currently reading?
I‘m ending my reading slump jumping into this mammoth. I‘m a third of the way through and I‘m really enjoying the world building and character set up. Also you just have to give me a book with court politics and even a hint of a dragon and I‘m there to be honest...
#currentlyreading #ilikebigbooksandicannotlie #dragons #septemberreads

Bindrosbookshelf @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read Evelyn Hugo at some point. Hope it‘s good so far for you. Before She Knew Him looks good too 😊 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bindrosbookshelf Evelyn is a reread for book club! I love it!! I hope you find something good!! 📚💗 3mo
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The two books I ordered from Thriftbooks arrived and then I went and had some retail therapy on Friday night after work at Dymocks.

With Death Grip, I‘m collecting a childhood favourite series. I needed a new edition of Gone With the Wind because my previous copy was falling apart and I had loaned To Kill a Mockingbird out and never got it back.

The others are just books I‘ve had my eye on for awhile. Have you read any in this stack?
#bookhaul

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Saturday has been a graphic novel, classic retelling with illustrations type of day.

Moonstruck vol. 1 and vol. 2 were adorable and I gave both 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Heartstopper vol. 1 was all the feel goods and I gave it 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sleepless had ancient magic, animal familiar and court politics, I also gave 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lastly The Story of Antigone was cleverly told through the eyes of a crow 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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Better late than never right?
Recap of the 17 books I read in August.
Would love to know what you think about any of the above books pictured.
#readingrecap #monthlywrapup

Bindrosbookshelf @Crinoline_Laphroaig it was soo good, a five star read for me 🙌 3mo
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The Ice Palace | Tarjei Vesaas
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Visited the library after work today to pick up my hold on the Ice Palace, my book for Norway from my reading #aroundtheworld challenge... Left with many more books than expected AND I‘m already in the middle of a big reading slump AND trying to attempt to read one of the big books this year, Priory of the Orange Tree. How am I going to get these read? #libraryhaul #oopsabookhaul

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Blanca & Roja | Anna-Marie McLemore
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When you are supposed to be on a library ban and reading through the books you own...
But at least most of these are on my goodsreads want to read shelf so that‘s going down? 🤷‍♀️🙄📚📚
#libraryhaul #goodreadstbrtakedown #tbr

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I am one of the few readers out there that love Wuthering Heights so I was excited to see this at my library.

I am also very curious in reading works where the author has interpreted the classic text and have made their own story. Also Kate Mosse is a favourite.
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#currentlyreading #reversereadathon #deweysaug

CareBear This is one of my favorite books 4mo
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Opening line for the #reversereadathon:
‘Even before stepping into the cottage, Gary knows that this is bad.‘

Switching to a thriller from all the SciFi and Fantasy I‘ve been reading lately

#currentlyreading #deweyaug #readathonhourlyphoto @DeweysReadathon

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My reading month in July was ok with only one 3 star read. The rest were 4 or 5 stars.

I had a whole week where I only read two books due to my birthday trip but I did manage to finish #thebookjunkietrials and read my Austen for the month as well as squeezing my poetry book for the month.

6613 pages

11 print
4 ebook
3 audio

#monthlywrapup #julywrapup

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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My weekend reading stack since I was unable to participate last weekend in the #24in48
Need to finish off those #bookjunkietrials prompts
Not shown here but on my Kobo that I want to try to fit in as well:
• An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
• The Invasion by Peadar O‘Guilin
• Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
Wish me luck!!
#currentlyreading #weekendstack

cookreadsleep That‘s a pretty stack! 4mo
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Finding little bookish corners in arty cafes hidden down laneways...

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Umami | Laia Jufresa
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I may have found a cheap bookstore...

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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Just arrived at my hotel and set up my book stack. Still feel like I should have brought more books with me on my holiday...
#currentlyreading #holiday #melbournevisit

Caroline2 Ohhh that‘s a good looking stack tho! 😯 5mo
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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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One of the books that has been on my TBR the longest. Finally getting to the book that everyone else has read and so far I‘m really enjoying it.

Reading for the The Great Library prompt and for bookquest which involves reading through my unread shelves #bookjunkietrials #teambard #currentlyreading #bookquest

BookwormM Amazing series of books 5mo
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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This book is HYPED in the book communities I belong to and even at the SciFi and Fantasy bookstore I go to.

It‘s also SciFi and I still feel like an imposter saying I like SciFi since I haven‘t read a lot in the genre.

Due to these reasons, may I introduce you to my intimidating read at the Giant Squid for the #bookjunkietrials for team #bard ?

#currentlyreading

shanaqui I hope you enjoy it! But hey, if you don't, you don't -- no pressure. 😅 Plenty more SF in the world! 5mo
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Nothing Is Okay | Rachel Wiley
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My indulgent read for the Empty Barrel Inn prompt in the #bookjunkietrials

Also the team #bard weakness is to read a book with music or poetry in it so this counts.

I‘ve been reading one poetry collection a month this year as poetry was an area I wasn‘t giving a lot of love to in my reading life and I‘ve been really glad that I‘ve been able to follow this challenge and get amazing poems along the way

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I haven‘t been feeling the best this week and therefore haven‘t been reading that much (which is how you can tell something is off with me!).

I have been managing bits and pieces of Spinning Silver, my atmospheric read for the Hallow Isle in the #bookjunkietrials

Definitely a great read for winter, which it is here in Australia ❄️

#currentlyreading #bard #bookjunkietrials

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Once & Future | Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta
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So I read my first book for the #bookjunkietrials on team #bard
I really enjoyed this SciFi retelling of the Arthur legend. It‘s diverse and has a found family that I adore.

The first challenge at Elven guard is done and I got past those elves by brushing up on my political skills that I learnt from this book 😉

Onwards to the hallow isle and my atmospheric read!

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Once & Future | Cori McCarthy, Amy Rose Capetta
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Starting my first book of the month. It‘s Monday and I need to have all three bookclub books read by Friday. No pressure, right?
#currentlyreading #amreading #julytbr #bookjunkietrials #bard

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Nothing Is Okay | Rachel Wiley
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I am participating in the #bookjunkietrials for July in team #bard
If you would like to see my reasoning behind the picks, check out my blog post here: http://bit.ly/2Yr0hPy
Ambitious but doable and fits a few more Hugo reads in to help finalise my nominations before end of July!

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Hold Your Own | Kate Tempest
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My #bookhaul today to cheer me up.
The Maggie O‘Farrell and This Shattered World were on sale.
Good Talk looks amazing, what I have flipped through, same goes for the two poetry books.
Just read the Poet X and NEEDED With the Fire On High.
I‘m in a weird reading mood and I think my choices reflect that...

Kalalalatja Love, love, love the tagged book 🙌 5mo
Lovesbooks87 With the Fire on High was so good! 5mo
Bindrosbookshelf @Kalalalatja I read another of hers earlier this year and really enjoyed it but even just the opening poem I read in the store, I HAD to get it! 5mo
Bindrosbookshelf @Lovesbooks87 I‘m looking forward to it 😍😍 5mo
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The Strays | Emily Bitto
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When I go secondhand book shopping, I go hard and then go home 😊
Money goes to a really important cause and I get cheaper books. Win win really, except for finding space for them all on my triple stacked bookcases...
#secondhandbookhaul #lifelinebookfest

Joanne1 All for a good cause. But don‘t shelve the tagged book. Put that beside your bed and read immediately. It‘s stunning. 5mo
Bindrosbookshelf @Joanne1 thanks for the tip! I‘m in a GR group reading through the Stella award winners so I‘m hoping it comes up sooner rather than later! 5mo
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On a Sunbeam | Tillie Walden
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Reading through as many Hugo nominated works for 2018 so I can vote for the first time. This graphic novel floored me in the best way. Completely recommend and I‘ve been sick with one cold after another and haven‘t felt in the mood to read at all, so this is saying something!

Also dog cuddles when sick are the best. Right Pedro?

TheLibrarian What a sweet dog you have!! 6mo
Broke_Girl_Reads I loved this one too! 6mo
ladym30 What a sweet face! 6mo
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Catching up on my classics so I can jump into the Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter having read all the original sources. Today I‘ve gotten through the Island of Dr Moreau and Rappacinni‘s Daughter. Last one up is Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I did it again, went to the library to pick up Trail of Lightning for my Hugo reading and came home with more that I thought I would, not for my Hugo reading at all!

laytonwoman3rd But that's the POINT of libraries! 7mo
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When you go to the library to pick up two Monstress volumes and come home with more than you planned...
#libraryhaul

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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I finished book 1 at 2am and then went into a deep sleep.
Bouncing back now at 8am to jump back in. Who needs sleep, really?
Also Freshwater was amazing, 5 stars.
#readathon #deweyapril #readathonaussie @DeweysReadathon

laytonwoman3rd Book darts! 8mo
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Reading my 100 pages for lent, started strong on the first day.
Finished Archenemies.
Started Hannah Green.
#lentenreadingchallenge #day1oflent

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Excuse my Leslie Knope bag that I propped my books up on but I couldn‘t wait until my train arrived home before sharing what I got today! So excited 😍
Pulp Fiction bookstore, you win again 🙌 #bookhaul #allthescifiandfantasyplease

Sue That looks like your weekend sorted! 10mo
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