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Cazxxx

Cazxxx

Joined August 2020

🦇 Witch 🧙‍♀️/Crystal lover 🔮/Plant lover 🪴/Bookworm 📚/Rocker 🎸/Crafts 🧵/Spiritual 🧘🏼‍♀️/Lover of all things dark 🖤/nature 🌎 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
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Read 21 and 6 I still want to read

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I‘ve not been on here for a while as my health has been really bad but I‘m enjoying catching up on all your bookish posts!
I‘m really loving this memoir it‘s just what I need right now and thank goodness for audiobooks 😊

Librarybelle Welcome back! Sending you positive thoughts ❤️ 2w
Ruthiella Welcome back. ❤️ Hope your health improves! 2w
Dilara Welcome back! I hope you're on the mend... 2w
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Cazxxx @Librarybelle thank you ☺️ 2w
Cazxxx @Ruthiella Thank you 😊 2w
Cazxxx @Dilara Thanks ☺️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Feel better ❤️‍🩹 2w
Bookwomble I hope you're on the mend 😊❤️‍🩹 6d
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Finally getting round to reading this which has been on my tbr for ages!
The audiobook is excellent and comes with a pdf so I can study the art while the book is being read to me 😊

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Balibee146 Love this! Stacked by this 54 year old! 5mo
Cazxxx @Balibee146 Hope you enjoy! 5mo
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The New Life | Tom Crewe
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Book 6/12 on the Walter Scott prize longlist. This was an excellent LGBTQ+ historical piece of fiction incorporating Oscar Wildes trial. All the books I‘ve read from this list so far have been brilliant! I‘ve rated them all 4 🌟.
After seeing the mediocrity of the Women‘s prize longlist I shall be focusing on this and the WP non fiction list which I‘m halfway through and have enjoyed every book so far

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The September House | Carissa Orlando
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📚Spending my weekend with these library books

📚 What are you reading this weekend?

rajithr 📚Read September House and ❤️d it 5mo
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How to Say Babylon | Safiya Sinclair
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Currently listening 🎧
This was on my tbr anyway so when I saw it had been nominated for the women‘s prize for non fiction I thought I would bring it forward. Very much liking the tone and voice in this memoir
I have another 10 marked off from the nominees I would like to read but I think that may be a little ambitious 😂
Are there any that you want to read?

charl08 All of them! 🤣 5mo
rmaclean4 I am reading All That She Carried. Would love to reD them all! 5mo
Cazxxx @charl08 very ambitious 😂 5mo
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Cazxxx @rmaclean4 How is that one? It‘s high up on my wtr 5mo
ChaoticMissAdventures This was on my library hold list before the announcement too! Luckily b/c the hold here is long, I still have 7 weeks to wait 😳 I hope you enjoy! 5mo
rmaclean4 @Cazxxx informative, it is brutal history. Well written. 5mo
Cazxxx @ChaoticMissAdventures Hopefully you might get it sooner! I‘m really liking this so far. My library doesn‘t have a single book on the longlist which is disappointing 5mo
Cazxxx @rmaclean4 Thank you ☺️ I really want to read this but I think it may break my heart 5mo
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The Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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FINALLY getting round to this which I‘ve meant to read for years!

TheSpineView Enjoy! Loved this story! 5mo
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Currently reading 🎧

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Currently reading 🎧

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Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese
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I didn‘t even get halfway through this last time I borrowed it from the library, I had to put it on hold and have waited months to borrow it again. Hopefully I can get it finished this time!

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Little gift to myself which I‘m thoroughly enjoying reading every day

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The Sittaford Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Continuing with my reread of all Agatha Christie‘s novels and short stories. I remember really liking this one when I first read it plus it‘s perfect for the season ❄️

IndoorDame One of my all time favorites of hers! 7mo
Cazxxx @IndoorDame It‘s a good one 😃 7mo
Ruthiella This one is very snowy as I recall! Perfect for winter in the northern hemisphere. 😃 7mo
Cazxxx @Ruthiella Yes it‘s a perfect winter read 😊 7mo
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I didn‘t enjoy this quite as much as the first one but it was still lots of fun and full of whimsy 🧚🏻

4 🌟

Thanks to NetGalley for this arc

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I‘ve lost count of the times I‘ve heard carol singers recite the line from ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas‘ as ‘Good tidings we bring, to you and your king,‘ when the correct word is of course ‘kin‘, meaning family.

AllDebooks I adore this book ❤️ 8mo
Cazxxx @AllDebooks It was amazing 😻 7mo
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One of the most interesting yet infuriating and sad things I‘ve ever read. The levels men would go to blame women for absolutely everything and have them tortured and killed is beyond belief, a lot of it in the name of religion. This is such a hard read but part of human history which everyone should know about
I don‘t think I‘ve ever highlighted a book so much!

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Up next 🎧

AllDebooks I read this last month and enjoyed it. Hope you like it 8mo
Cazxxx @AllDebooks I found this one a bit disappointing, it was ok but i expected more 7mo
AllDebooks @Cazxxx I think Shirley Jackson is a lot to live up too. 7mo
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‘A murder is announced and will take place on
Friday, October 29th (that's today), at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.
Friends please accept this, the only intimation.‘

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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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Angrboda, whose name translates to "the one who brings grief" or "she who offers sorrow," is a prominent giantess in Norse mythology. She resides in the land of the giants, Jotunheim.
Angrboda is best known for her union with Loki, the trickster god, with whom she bore three infamous offspring that play pivotal roles in the apocalyptic events of Ragnarok (essentially end of the world): Hel, Fenrir and Jormungandr
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Cazxxx Art by anetteprs on Instagram 9mo
Librarybelle Thanks for sharing this! 9mo
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🎧 currently listening 🎧

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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“Once again...welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.”

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Untitled | Unknown
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‘In every village, town and city in Scotland, there's a plinth devoted to the war dead. Even my tiny local post office has a list of the postal workers who died in the Great War. Was the terror of the witch-hunts, lasting hundreds of years, not a war on women, community and folkways?
And yet the dead have no wreaths, no sanctioned hour.‘

5 ⭐️

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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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I‘ve decided to reread all of Agatha Christie‘s novels starting with Marple. It‘s been years since I read some of them that I can‘t remember them all. I always enjoy a Christie although Poirot is my favourite and I‘m not as keen on the Tommy and Tuppence books

SarahBookInterrupted Poirot are my favourite too! 9mo
Cazxxx @SarahBookInterrupted Love Poirot! 9mo
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Caliban and the Witch | Silvia Federici
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The witch-hunt was also the first persecution in Europe that made use of a multimedia propaganda to generate a mass psychosis among the population. Alerting the public to the dangers posed by the witches, through pamphlets publicizing the most famous trials and the details of their atrocious deeds, was one of the first tasks of the printing press

Velvetfur Wow, I hadn't known that.... Fascinating! In a very sad way of course 😪 9mo
tpixie Tragic and amazing fact ❤️‍🩹 9mo
Cazxxx @Velvetfur The whole book is absolutely fascinating 9mo
Cazxxx @tpixie Very sad 9mo
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🧛🏻 Finally getting round to this one 🧛🏻

Caroline2 Oh you‘re in for a treat, I loved this book! ❤️ 🧛 9mo
Cazxxx @Caroline2 I have very high hopes for this one! 9mo
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What if you asked the universe for your heart's desire and the universe obliged? What if you tried to understand yourself better and actually liked what you found? What if you let something go and something better appeared in its place?

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A wonderful month by month look at how the oak tree sustains wildlife and how important it is in nature. I‘ll definitely listen to this one again as it‘s so fascinating

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The Ritual | Adam Nevill
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Folk horror and mythology, right up my street! I read this over two days and found it hard to put down. Creepy and atmospheric rather than scary, I‘ve enjoyed all of this authors work so far

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Hags | Victoria Smith
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Black Candle Women: A Novel | Diane Marie Brown
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Weekend reading. I am loving this one 🧙🏼‍♀️

#witchathon @TEArificbooks

TEArificbooks 🐈‍⬛🧙‍♀️Nice 9mo
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Near the Bone | Christina Henry
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So dark and atmospheric, perfect for this time of year to give you the chills!

Reggie Omg, loved this book and was hoping the monster would kill the husband the whole time! 9mo
Cazxxx @Reggie I felt the same! He was truly awful. What a great book though 9mo
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Rereading this favourite 😻

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‘I have been many things since last we met. I have been trees and rivers and hills and stones. I have spoken to stars and earth and wind. One cannot be the conduit through which all English magic flows and still be oneself.‘

5 ⭐️

AllDebooks This book 😍 maybe time for a revisit 10mo
Cazxxx @AllDebooks It was so good! 10mo
gossamerchild This was one of those books that I despised the first read through and then adored it on my second read through. Might have to read it again :-D 10mo
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Cazxxx @gossamerchild I think you should 😄 10mo
perfectsinner Wow, that's great. I got about 60% through it and bailed. Nothing ever seemed to happen and I was way too bored. 10mo
Cazxxx @perfectsinner I can totally understand that it wouldn‘t be for everyone 10mo
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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Weekend reading 🧛🏻

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The Virago Book Of Witches | Shahrukh Husain
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dabbe 🤩🤣🤩 10mo
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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde | Robert Louis Stevenson
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Men don‘t age better than women, they‘re just allowed to age

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Loved every minute
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

GondorGirl I'm obsessed with Natalie Haynes! 🥰 10mo
Cazxxx @GondorGirl Oh same! I will watch, read or listen to anything she does 10mo
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October, October | Katya Balen
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The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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PaperbackPirate I loved this book! How was it on audio? 🧜🏽‍♀️ 10mo
Cazxxx @PaperbackPirate I‘m really loving it and the audio is excellent! 10mo
PaperbackPirate Hooray! 🧜🏽‍♀️ 10mo
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Daughters of Night | Laura Shepherd-Robinson
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I‘ve definitely found a new favourite author after reading The square of sevens and now this wonderfully engrossing historical novel

AllDebooks She's so good. 😍 10mo
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
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2. Cold weather! I‘m Scottish I am not built for this relentless heat 😂 Plus October is my birthday month and I love everything about spooky season 🎃

TheSpineView Happy birthday month! Hope you get your cake and eat it too! 🎂 Thanks for playing! 10mo
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Dolores Claiborne | Stephen King
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I set myself a challenge to read 10 King books this year and this was number 9 so I‘m more than happy with my progress. I‘m thinking of reading Christine or Bag of bones next, which would you recommend?

Jari-chan I vote for Christine 😄 10mo
JessClark78 Christine 10mo
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This was incredible! A dual timeline novel about The Ormen, a ship which has been abandoned with the crew missing and never found. So dark, gothic and claustrophobic while also being touching and sad with elements of folklore. The writing is sublime with the cold atmosphere of Iceland perfectly captured so you can feel the chills. One of the best books I‘ve read this year
5 ⭐️

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this arc

Deblovestoread Great review! Stacked 10mo
Cazxxx @Deblovestoread Hope you love it too! 10mo
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Enchanted Britain | Marc Alexander
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Thoroughly enjoyed this tour around the magical places in Britain and the history behind them

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Untitled | Unknown
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I dnf lots of books now, I used to try to push through but I‘ve got thousands on my tbr so I won‘t spend time on books I‘m not enjoying. I give up as soon as I‘m not liking a book and I know what doesn‘t work for me
When do you give up on a book?

Ruthiella Still pretty rare for me. I did skim a thriller the other day-not exactly a DNF but I won‘t count it as read because I slipped huge parts of it. 10mo
Cazxxx @Ruthiella I sometimes do that as well, especially with mystery/thrillers if they‘re not great but I want to know the ending! 10mo
kelli7990 I DNF at 60% or after reading 100 pages. 10mo
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Soubhiville I usually give a physical book at least 50 pages and an audiobook an hour or two before I bail. I try to recognize as soon as I don‘t want to go back to it and let it go. 10mo
Cazxxx @kelli7990 I never get as far as that if I‘m bored or don‘t like the writing 10mo
Cazxxx @Soubhiville I think it‘s a good idea to let books go, there‘s so many more that you might love 10mo
LiteraryinLawrence I usually give it about 100 pages but if I know right away, I just stop! That‘s only happened a few times though (stopping after like 10 pages). 10mo
kwmg40 I usually go by Nancy Pearl‘s Rule of 50, especially now that I‘m over 50 years old! 😁 10mo
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Voyage of the Damned | Frances White
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‘A mind-blowing murder mystery on a ship full of magical passengers. If Agatha Christie wrote fantasy, this would be it!‘

Do you need to know anything else 🤷🏼‍♀️

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BookwormM Intrigued 10mo
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