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ChamomileAndCupcakes

Joined March 2018

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The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
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We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman
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I couldn‘t with this book :( I found the story telling really confusing, I found the humour pretty basic, I found the overall tone irritating.
I really wanted to like it! Oh well, can‘t win them all 😂

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I completely understand, I loved some of his later Discworld novels.... but some of the early ones are just too scattered. 6mo
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Goodness I struggled to read this. Even more so than My Absolute Darling. So many times I wanted to throw this damn book across the room. Yes, the language is beautiful. Yes, the text is taboo and somewhat interesting. But to read an entire novel from such an unlikeable narrator. A misogynist, misanthropic, self-hating (yet self-aggrandising??) despicable example of a human being. I‘m so glad to be done.

Bklover Congratulations for finishing it!🎉🎉 1y
Leniverse Yes, that‘s pretty much how I felt about that book too. But I expected to hate it, so I was positively surprised. 😂 1y
Samplergal I‘m about halfway. It‘s tough. But I‘m going to do it because it reminds me that it‘s beautiful in spite of the subject. 1y
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tammysue Way to go! 👏🏻👍🏻🎉 1y
Dragon Just watched a movie called The Bookshop that uses this novel as a plot point. It‘s definitely on my tbr. 1y
ChamomileAndCupcakes @Bklover thank you!!!! 😭 1y
ChamomileAndCupcakes @Leniverse so tricky because I can see why people like and what people get out of it...but that wasn‘t enough for me, I suppose. 1y
ChamomileAndCupcakes @Samplergal you‘re doing great! I definitely wouldn‘t recommend abandoning it. I don‘t regret finishing it. It just makes me so so angry! 😂 1y
ChamomileAndCupcakes @Dragon interesting!! I need to watch that. 1y
Samplergal @MissMia3003 oh I‘ll get through it. Just can‘t do my darling too many times in one sitting. 1y
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Time for some non-fiction thanks to my lovely boyfriend ☺️📚

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Mr. Chartwell: A Novel | Rebecca Hunt
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I love how this book is showing a representation of depression as an individual, unique and yet, somehow, oddly, shared experience...

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Mr. Chartwell: A Novel | Rebecca Hunt
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Comes highly recommended from mother dearest. Looking forward to this one ☺️ 📚

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Currently reading!
These non-fiction stories are wonderful ❤️

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This was tough. No question about it. Uncomfortable and difficult. However I think it‘s a deeply interesting study of an abused child. I think it‘s important to know how such adversity can affect a person. Every character is deeply flawed and at times most of them are incredibly frustrating. But that‘s humanity. It‘s messy and it‘s hard to understand and I think that there is merit in portraying that in art, even if it‘s hard.

britt_brooke Nice review! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm ☝️what @britt_brooke said! 👍 2y
mrozzz 👌🏻 Great explanation. This is still on my TBR 2y
innah96 Lovely review! I agree with the meaning behind it - it is a powerful story, that is for sure. For me, the language and the way it was said didn't do the trick. But I completely agree that a voice should be raised about these subjects, and this book did that extremely well! 2y
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innah96 I an waiting to see what you thought of this book. I personally didn't like it for various reasons 🍀 2y
Burghbookaddict @innah96 Yeah I didnt even finish this one. 😕 2y
innah96 @laurenashley I had three attempts, and finished it on the third, but I was really struggling hard, and I always felt so agitated and aggressive during and after reading it. No other book made me feel that way... 2y
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Next up.

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About to start my 3rd Strout!! 😍

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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On Doubt | Leigh Sales
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Gorgeous little nugget of a book. Was curious as to Leigh‘s writing style and I was not disappointed #leighsales #chat10looks3 #clang

MrsMalaprop Just got this for Christmas 👍. 12mo
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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This is fantastic so far. Very compelling. Some might say, a #literarypageturner (#lpt). I was just thinking how fantastic it would be as a film and had a bit of a google...Lo and behold, Barry Jenkins, the director of Moonlight is directing an upcoming TV series for Amazon! I will be looking out for that one!

asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 2y
tpixie Great info! Welcome to Litsy!! ❤️📚❤️ 2y
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Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead
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1: Using the wrong “your”/“you‘re”
2: Pie!
3: Sarah (apparently I named her after “Cera” the Triceratops from The Land Before Time)
4: Crime/Thriller/Horror/Self-Help 5: @Joanne1 #friyayintro

Bostonmomx2 Then/than; there, they‘re, their; and the list goes on. Makes me insane as well. 2y
ChamomileAndCupcakes @Bostonmomx2 what I also hate is when I accidentally type the wrong one or my phone autocorrects to the wrong one. I swear I know which version I‘m supposed to use! 🤣😩🤭 2y
xicanti Until this very moment, I had no idea Sarah the Triceratops was actually called Cera. 2y
ChamomileAndCupcakes I mean, I‘ve never check officially if I‘m being perfectly honest, I just kind of assumed... 2y
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Sloooooowly making my way through this fun, characterised reading of Dracula. As the book is written in the form of letters and journal entries, it works very well to have a different reader for each character.

Swe_Eva That's the version that finally got me through it. 😉 Great cast! 2y
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Amy and Isabelle | Elizabeth Strout
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Love love love. An intense study on two characters (mother and daughter) and how intensely feelings can fluctuate over time, even minute to minute. Very real and relatable. A beautiful book. 📚

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Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead
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Coming up next!! #tbr

mabell Welcome! 🎉 2y
ChamomileAndCupcakes @mabell aw thanks ☺️👋 2y
Ava_Weasley Welcome to Litsy! I'm pretty new too (just one month) #ListyWelcomeWagon 2y
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CaitlinR You will love it — Cora is a great character. 2y
rachaich This is an awesome book. Heart wrenching at tines. The author was skilled in presenting the narrative jn an almost removed way but not preventing the reader from forming sympathy. 2y
ChamomileAndCupcakes @rachaich thanks for that! Looking forward to starting it 2y
Joanne1 Loved this one!! 2y
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Amy and Isabelle | Elizabeth Strout
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“She might not read another book for a while...life was difficult enough without bringing someone else‘s sorrows to crash down about your head” - Isabelle #strout #amyandisabelle #literarypageturner #lpt

Joanne1 I love Elizabeth Strout but have not read this one. Stacked! 2y
ChamomileAndCupcakes Me too. I fell in love with her after reading Olive Kitteridge. Amy and Isabelle I think is her first published book and it‘s beautiful. 2y
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Funny and enthralling. I kept having to remind myself that it was all fiction, these people don‘t actually exist, because even the silliest entries are still somehow believable! Also, I only have a tiny bit of Australian literary scene knowledge (thanks, high school literature classes) but that tiny bit I think went a long way to making this even funnier.

UwannaPublishme Welcome to Litsy! 🤗🌺 2y
ChamomileAndCupcakes @UwannaPublishme thank you ^_^ ☺️☺️ 2y
mhillis Great review! This sounds interesting 2y
ChamomileAndCupcakes @mhillis thank you! 😍 2y
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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“ALL FOR LOVE is my motto” - Hamilton 1776

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to to the #LitsyFamily ! We‘re so glad you‘re here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. (edited) 2y
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MrBook Welcome to the #LitsyFamily, @MissMia3003 😁👏🏻!!! We hope you enjoy your stay. Thank you for the tag, @RaimeyGallant ☺️🤗! 2y
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ChamomileAndCupcakes @Jess7 Thank you!! ☺️😊 2y
mypoesoul @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How did I miss this before? Thanks so much for the tag! ☺️ 2y
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