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DaniRa

DaniRa

Joined June 2016

lover of books and nature
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Ending the day with tea 🍵 and Firoozeh Dumas 😊

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Simply Magnificent ♥️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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So I was in Paris for the New Year and FINALLY went to Shakespeare & Co. ....twice 😜 the first time we went, it was a 20 min wait just to get in. But then we went back a couple days later and walked right in. (Do not go on a Saturday if you can avoid it) I was in heaven. Bought a total of 7 books and cannot wait to go again. ♥️ asked the woman at the register what it‘s like to work there - her response “exactly as you would expect, it‘s awesome“

TrishB I went last year 😁 it‘s wonderful isn‘t it 💜 2y
DaniRa @TrishB oh yes, I am sure that if i went with my father, who loves books as much as i do, a search party would be sent looking for us 😆. It was exactly what I had hoped it would be. 💕 2y
Louise How wonderful! 2y
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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Oooooooooiiiiiweeeeee this baby is thick and going to take me a year to read lol. 1319 pages 🤪

RobinW That is a commitment there to read that large #Chunkster ! 2y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I know I‘m late to the game on this book but I Loved Homegoing even though I felt like my heart broke a few times reading it. I only wish we would have spent more time with each character. In other news, this stack of books were all my January reads! 8 books in a month is a record for me! When the Moon is Low was also a superb story about a family fleeing their home for a better life.

Louise I'm reading Homegoing right now, and I know what you mean about the many heartaches it contains! 2y
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Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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So in love with my little collection of World Cloud Classics ? The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Odyssey, Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, Great Ecpectations, Les Misérables, The Jungle Book, Moby Dick, Anne of Green Gables, Treasure Island and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ?

emilyhaldi So pretty!! I have a little collection too that I ❤️ 2y
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Book mail! 😍📚

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🤣🤣me

Maike 😂😂😂 exactly. 2y
Reecaspieces 😂😂😂 2y
jhod Me too! And I'm very happy with that 😁 2y
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LauraBeth 😂😂😂 2y
DivaDiane LOL 2y
Varshitha Hahahaa 😂 2y
Bookcation74 Yes!! 2y
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Mehso-so

Nothing especially shattering but it does open the eyes a little for those who have never been afflicted with depression. I could identify with parts..a short read if you wish to understand a little more.

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I enjoyed David‘s story very much and it really kicked my Fernweh into overdrive ⛵️🥘also made me hungry! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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At work like........wishing I could be home reading instead 😫

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#currentlyreading So far really enjoying David Shalleck memoir about being the chef on a yacht. if you enjoy food and travels, I totally recommend this one😊

Mdargusch I love the tv show Below Deck, so I'm stacking this. 🛥 2y
DaniRa Below deck?....hmm I‘ll have to look into that @Mdargusch 😊 2y
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The Jungle Books | Rudyard Kipling
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Well, I loved some of the stories (this is a book of short stories-I never knew that) but others bored me to sleep. The stories I loved were all the Mowgli stories as well as Rikki Tikki Tavi and The White Seal get five stars but the others between 2 & 3 so it‘s very hard to rate it as a whole...

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The Jungle Book | Rudyard Kipling
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Spending all day losing myself in The Jungle Book!

julesG Great edition!/ 2y
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My Struggle: | Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett
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Book haul 💕especially looking forward to My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard

DivineDiana That pillow!!! 2y
emilyhaldi I loved Just Kids 🖤 2y
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Origin | Dan Brown
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Whoa...that was a ride! Woke up and started this book...13 hours later I finished it...(I don‘t normally read very fast, but Dan Brown has a way of keeping my eyes plastered to his books) I like the book very much and don‘t want to ruin it for anyone so I‘ll just say that while his other books had my heart racing faster, this is a very interesting....idea😉

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Mehso-so

I thought this book was going to be something quite different than what I read. Don‘t misunderstand me, I didn‘t think it a bad book. It wasn‘t what I thought it would be is all. It was a nice book and I loved very much the main character, Mr. Fickry. But I didn‘t love the story. It was...typical and predictable.

BookNAround Hallelujah! Someone else who was underwhelmed like me. I was beginning to think I was the only bookish person on the planet who didn't love this. 2y
DaniRa @BookNAround whew! I was worried I was alone feeling this way! Thank you! So it seems it‘s the two of us 😜 2y
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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Heavy topics in comic strip format (graphic novel?) it was a quick read but not necessarily “easy” I felt the weight of her world on my shoulders while reading and so happy I saw the reviews here over time that made me decide to read. Accidentally bought two copies so gave one to my friend so I have already recommended 🙂

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Out of Africa | Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
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I loved this book. While I can easily imagine that if someone is not all that interested in life in Africa that it can seem dry and dull, I felt so much life in it. I admit that I‘m worried about the movie ruining the book in this case since the movie made it a romance even though there was no romance at all in the book. Thus, I will not watch it (even though I adore Meryl Streep)

DivineDiana Interesting to know there is no romance. Another book that I read about the same time period in Africa, “Circling the Sun” , also mentioned her romance with Denys Finch. (edited) 2y
DaniRa How interesting! I mean I kind of figured there may have been some romance with him IRL but since it wasn‘t actually in the book and the book was about other topics, I‘m afraid I‘d be bothered about the movie missing everything else the book was about. Thank you for mentions “Circling the Sun” 😊ill look into it 2y
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Hannah Hart cracks me up on her YouTube show “My Drunk Kitchen” so when I bought this book, I sort of assumed I would be laughing at the puns and jokes she tells but instead I really got to know and understand her in a way that made me even feel like I connected with her. Love her even more now.

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Men Explain Things to Me | Rebecca Solnit
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While I took a lot from the book, there was a whole chapter that I couldn‘t follow...still, I was glad I read it and would recommend to those who are interested in feminism books.

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I‘ve been saying this for years 😊

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Moranifesto | Caitlin Moran
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♥️this whole page just makes me 😍

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Moranifesto | Caitlin Moran
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Wholeheartedly love Caitlin Moran. A gloriously quiet (minus my out loud chuckling) and happy Sunday

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#currentlyreading can you tell I am stuck on travel books? 😜 I can't help it, I love feeling like I'm traveling through the story of another..since I still have another 40 days until my next trip🌴

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I thought this book was fantastic! It wasn't at all what I wanted it to be or what I was looking for but I was laughing and thinking "I'm so glad I chose this book!" Geraldine is hilarious, honest and pretty witty in my opinion.

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Really loved how I felt like I understood a little more about South Africa and growing up there. Very well written and funny! Trevor had me laughing and thinking at the same time😄

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A good travel book, and a relatable story about "what do I want to do with my life" but I have read other travel books that I enjoyed much more..

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Being a wanderlusting gal, I loved this book and enjoyed how their friendship grew through thick and thin. I could have kept reading this one for another couple hundred pages

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A very quick and short read that has me wanting to know more but I would have called it 7 brief tidbits because I didn't get a lesson out of them...still had me intrigued to learn more about physics though so I'll say it is a pick

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While I didn't feel this book did much in the way of teaching me anything, it still piqued my interest to read more about physics..

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I truly loved this book and though the girls said they shortened it from its original length in order to be readable, I wished it would have gone on longer. I live for traveling and this kicked my wanderlust into high gear.

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An afternoon cocktail with a side of Physics...seems legit to me. 😜...

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Thank you @Ambrosnazzy !! Looking forward to a weekend of partying!! 😁

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The Man Who Quit Money | Mark Sundeen
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#marchintoreading #didntlikestillfinished - The Man Who Quit Money just never got interesting for me. It was short enough to get through hoping for something but it just drug me through a dull story about a guy mooching off society. I have since donated the book.

Suet624 😂😂😂 3y
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Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir | Shannon Leone Fowler
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#funfridayphoto at least it would be travel related haha 🤗

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I had posted about this one before I think but for the sake of #marchintoreading #recentnonfictionread here is a recent one I read and adored. It is a seriously hilarious book but also a great comfort for those that have depression and anxiety.

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"Ninety-nine zillion, Nine Trillion and two creatures are sleeping! So...How about you?" Good night Littens??✨

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss ❤

TobeyTheScavengerMonk In my head his voice would sound just like Stan Lee. 3y
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Wonders of the Universe | Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
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#bookmail 😍 these two could NOT be more different 😆but so excited about both! I was addicted to Brian Cox on his series..And I am developing quite a love for Phoebe and her Unicorn 🦄

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Memories of My Melancholy Whores | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#marchintoreading #judgedbyitscover so I've only read Memories of My Melancholy Whores years ago and I remember little but I think it was an example of reading a book at the wrong time. Might have to reread. The other three I did look at because of the cover but I genuinely am interested in what they are about.

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Yay💃🏼❤️thank you to everyone for the comfort you give, the laughter and the love of books. I'm in very good company 😊😁 ....I would like to thank the Academy and my parents....haha kidding😆

Donna_sBookMinute 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 congrats!! 3y
DebinHawaii Congratulations!!! 🎉👍🎉👍🎉😀 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Woohoo!!! 😊❤🙌📚🎉 3y
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Marchpane Awesome! Congrats 👏👏👏🎉🎉💕 3y
Joanne1 👏👏👏👏 3y
JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏🎉🎊🎈‼️🌟💫✨🏅🎖🏆 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Woohoo! 👏🏼💃🏻 3y
TrishB 🎉👍😀 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Yay!🎉🎊🎉🎊 3y
Suet624 😂😂😂 3y
writerlibrarian 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🎉 3y
moranadatter Congrats!🎉🙌🏻 3y
asiriusreader Woohoo!! 🎉🎉💗👏🏻 3y
stacybmartin Yay - congrats!! 🎉📚🎉👏🏼 3y
Suetara Congrats! 📚🎉📚🎉 3y
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#marchintoreading #marchtbr ambitious for me but really hoping to read these this month! 😁

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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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#riotgrams #bookishconfessions I buy some books knowing that I am going to read them later in life. I am currently reading books I bought well over ten years ago..I also know when a book is something I'll like but that timing is important. Plus, i think some will be more enjoyable when I am older and have more time to really absorb them. I know I sound crazy lol😜

geodynamical If that's crazy, then I'm crazy too. 🙃 3y
DaniRa @geodynamical yaaaayyyyy I'm not alone! 😆 3y
TrishB I'm with you! The numbet of times I've said to my husband - it's not time for that book yet! 3y
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WanderingBookaneer Maybe this is @BookishMarginalia 's plan. 🤔 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Me too! My father is digging his retirement and reads like four massive history books a week. One day... 3y
DaniRa @TrishB yup, I totally get it!😁 3y
DaniRa @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Your father is my spirit animal 🤣 I don't want to wish my life away but I SO look forward to that time of life. 3y
BookishMarginalia @WanderingBookaneer I admit it: there is no plan 😘 3y
DaniRa @WanderingBookaneer It may well be 😉 3y
lynneamch Before I retired, I collected fabric, thinking I would quilt. But, as it turns out I'm too busy reading. I guess I could listen to audio, but that's what I do when cooking and cleaning. Keep collecting 📚😊 3y
Reecaspieces When my daughter graduates college I am going to semi retire and work maybe three days a week and read the rest...or at least that is one plan...4.5 years to go...I cannot wait to retire and READ!! That has been my plan my whole life!! 😂 3y
DaniRa @lynneamch and @Reecaspieces ❤️ my heart is smiling...in good company 3y
Tillie I am retired and reading. So many books, so little time!? 3y
Bklover Me too me too! Just retired last July 1st. Books books and more 📚 books 📚! 3y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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#feistyfeb #bestoffebruary these were my favorites from February ☺️I am not a fast reader so it was actually quite an accomplishment to read 6 books this month! (Didn't list all that I read)

geodynamical 🔥🔥🔥📚😎📚🔥🔥🔥 3y
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#bookmail 😍😁 I am so exited about these!!

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Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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#feistyfeb #australianauthors turns out I have 3! Haven't read The Thorn Birds yet (not even sure it's my cup of tea) but the other two were great!😊

Abailliekaras I loved the Book Thief! Tracks was a stunning movie too, worth seeking out. 3y
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The Flowers of Evil | Charles Baudelaire, James N McGowan
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❤️🌹#riotgrams #favoritequote 🌹❤

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Angels & Demons | Dan Brown
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#feistyfeb #internationalcrime these two come racing to mind. Also, I don't read many crime novels 😉

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