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GingerPicks

Joined September 2019

I read books and my cat tolerates me.
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Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris
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Lirael by Garth Nix
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Hannibal Rising | Thomas Harris
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A bit late with the Halloween reads, but Halloween is all year round, right? Having devoured the rest of the series, it seems a bit strange to end with a young Hannibal, but for a while I thought I'd mislaid this book. Finally ready to revisit the ultimate prince of darkness! #currentlyreading #catsoflitsy #cats #horrorfiction #spooky #covercrush

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This book did not disappoint. The highs and lows of the Marsh family were beautifully constructed. Looking forward to the newest film adaptation 🎬 #currentlyreading #justfinished #classics #fiction

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Peter Darling | Austin Chant
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This book was gorgeous in so many ways. The characters were fully fleshed out and incredibly multi-dimentional. There were a couple of typos/changes in font size here and there, but then again, I've never read an indie book before, and the pure human joy of this novel makes up for all that! #justfinished #lgbt #lgbtfiction #peterpan #fiction #queerfiction

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Peter Darling | Austin Chant
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Really enjoying this one so far. The characters are familiar yet completely reimagined, and the story is utterly engrossing. I can't wait to see what Peter and Hook will get up to next, though I dare say I'm more intrigued by Ernest as an OC 😏 #currentlyreading #catsoflitsy #covercrush #peterpan #peterdarling #fiction #lgbt

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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This was strange, very uncomfortable at times, but overall a fascinating read. Dystopian fiction at it's best! #catsoflitsy #justfinished #atwood #fiction #dystopian

Leftcoastzen Cat inspected, must be good!😻 3w
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Only 100 pages left to go and I'm still no clearer on where this story is going, but I'm enjoying the trip. Meanwhile the Ginge isn't too impressed 😾 #catsoflitsy #currentlyreading

cherinium Love your kitty! 1mo
GingerPicks @cherinium Thank you! She's a huge bookworm 😻 1mo
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I've been following Tess's misfortunes whilst at work, and I've got to say, I didn't expect this book to be so utterly depressing! Having said that, I was in the mood for some 19th century romanticism, and this ticked most of those boxes for me. I just wish all the toil had been for something 😕

Now back to some cheerful dystopian fiction!

#classics #romance #currentlyreading #finished

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“I don't know about ghosts,“ she was saying; “but I do know that our souls can be made to go outside our bodies when we are alive.“ (p.132)

Appropriately spooky! #currentlyreading

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A Dedicated Friend | John Doe, Shirley Longford
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I won these two novellas after taking part in a Horror Fic open mic this weekend 💀 Can't wait to get stuck in! #halloween #spooky #horror #scarathlon

N.b. you can read my story here if you feel so inclined! https://bardovdarkness.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-glutton-club.html

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Toast is me. I am toast. 🍞 - p.98

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Me and the Ginge are really enjoying this so far. With speculative fiction I've always loved the slow unraveling of a backstory, which Atwood delivers 😻 #atwood #cats #catsoflitsy #covercrush #scifi #hardback #currentlyreading

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This was such an enjoyable read, surprisingly cute and heartfelt but with typically eerie Junji Ito drawings. The bonus manga at the end broke my heart though 💔 #junjiito #justfinished #manga #cats #catsoflitsy #review

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Another beautiful cover. This book was gifted to me by a good friend last week and I'm a little bit in love #covercrush #scifi #green #atwood #postapocalyptic

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Myth and Meaning | Claude Lvi-Strauss
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#throwback to when my Ginge was only a few months old and already helping me do research for my dissertation. I've always been fascinated by the Trickster archetype, and apparently so was the Ginge 😸 #catsoflitsy #studying #tbt #books #literature #theory #cats

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Me and the Ginge are enjoying this little manga immensely. Only a few chapters in and I've already given myself cramps from laughing. Junji and his fiance are so sweet, and Ji just wants the kitties to love him! #currentlyreading #catsoflitsy #manga #junjiito #illustrations

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Lirael | Garth Nix
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Ready to get stuck into the story. I loved Sabriel and Touchstone's relationship in the first novel, so I'm really excited to see where life has taken them. The epilogue was extra spooky (just the way I like it). #currentlyreading #garthnix #covercrush #fiction #fantasy #lirael #catsoflitsy

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Lirael | Garth Nix
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Finished Sabriel last month, so I thought I'd keep the saga going :) #covercrush #cover #fantasy #garthnix #fiction #book #lirael #currentlyreading

VioletBramble I love Lirael. Just a warning, it ends abruptly and is continued in the third book Abhorsen. It was probably one very large book split into two. Lirael and the Disreputable Dog are my favorite team. Also, I want to work in the Library of the Clayr. I hope you enjoy the book. 2mo
GingerPicks @VioletBramble Thanks for the heads up! Oh no...a library 😍 I'm going to enjoy this. 2mo
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Foe | Iain Reid
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“There's a strange man upstairs with my wife while I'm down here, washing dishes with one arm.“

It's safe to say I'm really enjoying this book, even though I don't quite know what's coming next 😻

#Foe #cats #catsoflitsy #currentlyreading #currentpicks #novel #fiction #cover

BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one a lot too. So scary‘ 3mo
GingerPicks @BarbaraBB It's very unsettling, great atmosphere and proving to be a relatively quick read too! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💕📖💕 2mo
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One day I will read you cover to cover - but today is not that day 😂 #covercrush #poe #edgarallanpoe #poetry #fiction #horror #cover #art #countdowntohalloween

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Foe | Iain Reid
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Although the ginge looks bored, I can assure you, I'm really intrigued by this novel so far. The opening chapters have been cloaked in mystery, and I'm not sure who to trust (unreliable narrator? unreliable everybody??) Excited to find out whether Junior will leave or not... #cats #catsoflitsy #foe #novel #currentlyreading #review #fiction

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Absolutely superb! Finished this book a few months ago and I still can't shake it. The tension was palpable and each of the characters were both lovable and detestable in their owns ways. If you're a lover of Shakespeare or just the dramatic arts in general, you will adore this! 5/5 😻 #shakespeare #angst #ifwewerevillains #fiction #drama #lgbt #lgbtfiction #cats #ginger #catsoflitsy #toppicks

MrBook Ahhh! My review was very similar! @MLRio would be happy to find this review! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😻😻😻 3mo
GingerPicks 🎏@MrBook Thanks! It really is such a dark and enjoyable read 💀 3mo
MLRio So glad you liked it! 2mo
GingerPicks @MLRio You're welcome! Me and my friends have been raving about it. 2mo
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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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My friend recommended this book to me after I bugged him about the fact that I just can't seem to “get into“ Fantasy. He knows I'm more of a horror fan, and seeing as Sabriel's job is to banish the dead, this book seemed like a good way to ease me into the genre. Nix's writing also has a YA feel to it, so it was easy to get through. Overall I found myself falling for the characters, and I'm curious to see what this series has in store 4/5 😻

MrBook Nice review! Welcome to the #LitsyFamily!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @LitsyWelcomeWagon is a great place to find new Littens. 3mo
GingerPicks @MrBook Thank you for the warm welcome! I didn't realise there was a character/word count, otherwise I would've had more to say, but in some ways it's a challenge 😄😸 3mo
MrBook @GingerPicks Yeah, it‘s helped me quash my verbosity. 😆🙈 3mo
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3mo
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