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JaneyWaneyB

JaneyWaneyB

Joined September 2016

I love reading 🤓😍 I wish it could be my job some days with a few film marathons thrown in! www.goodreads.com/janeywaneyb
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A walk in the park interspersed with a coffee and a few chapters in the blustery sunshine

#SundayReadersClub #April #Spring #Parklife #SouthchurchPark #Blustery #Sunshine #WeekendAllBooked #BookDragon #CoffeeAndAGoodBook #Flowers #Bloom #LazyWeekends

Soubhiville Lovely! 2mo
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It's Easter Monday so a nice bank holiday for everyone. That means reading, tea and blankets for me 💜
Just started this book and I'm not sure....hasn't grabbed me just yet. This isn't a YA book but the style of writing is a little immature and all the characters seem obsessed with handsome men 🤔 I thought witches would be a little more about the magic 🎩 ✨️ 🪄🧙‍♀️🧹

#BookWitch #Tea&Books #LibraryMouse #Magic #Witches #LongWeekendAllBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your mug ☕️ 3mo
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I have just finished this book, it is wonderfully
heart-wrenching. It transports you to WWI and all the horror of war whilst giving you a golden thread of hope to hold tightly throughout. This story has a realness whilst touching the fantasy veil just enough that you could imagine soldiers telling this tale in the trenches. This story will stay with me, and so will the
characters.

#HistoricalFiction #Fantasy #WeekendAllBooked

Bookbuyingaddict Hi 👋 it‘s on my TBR purchased the special edition in Waterstones with the spreyed edges ! Sucker for those 😆 2mo
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This is my favourite way to spend a Sunday Afternoon. A big cup of tea and a good book. This is the beautiful picture on the endpapers of this special edition from Waterstones. Think this tale might be a heartbreaker

Happy Sunday Litsy

#SundayReadersClub

BookmarkTavern Wow! 🤩 3mo
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I have just re-read all the ACOTAR books before starting this tome. I can't wait to get back to Crescent City and see how it is mixed with ACOTAR. Thankfully, I have avoided spoilers and theories, so I am heading in blind just the way it should be.

#Maasiverse #CrescentCity #Bryce #ACOTAR #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #Fantasy #BookDragon #BookWitch #Magic #Escape #WeekendReads #SundayReadersClub #MyWeekendIsAllBooked

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Impossible Creatures | Katherine Rundell
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This is a beautiful story of magical creatures and places mixed with coming of age feelings that children work through like grief, loss, friendship and love. Mal and Christopher form the heart of this story whilst magical creatures spin around them flying them to a heart wrenching finale. Young and old will love this tale.

#ChildrensStory #Fantasy #MagicalCreatures #Adventure #LibraryMouse #BookLover #BookDragon

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House of Sky and Breath | Sarah J. Maas
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Now that is what a second instalment of a series should be. There is action, intrigue, mystery, and of course, a healthy dose of spicy romantasy to keep you crashing through the chapters. Thank goodness the next book is out in a week or so. 5 ⭐️ read as Maas does it again, another series to become obsessed with.

#BookDragon #BookLover #Fantasy #Romantasy #Magic #WorldWeaving #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #WeekendReads #WeekendAllBooked #LibraryMouse

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The Legends of Langkawi | Mohamed Zahir Haji Ismail
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Not book related, but I wanted to share this stunning sunrise from Langkawi, Malaysia. This was one of my favourite stops. We learnt about the legend of Mahsuri, who cursed the island for 7 generations when they mudered her after being accused of adultery by a chief's wife who was jealous of her beauty. Her ancestors are still alive, and 7 generations have passed. Will be reading more on Mahsuri

#TravelTales #Legends #Langkawi

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Just back from a fantastic cruise around Asia. There wasn't much time for reading as every say was so busy but managed to get through these 3 books. 1st 2 books were good 👍 but Crescent City...OMG such a fantastic book. Loved it and delved straight into the second book! Loved the characters and the nice crime/mystery twist to a romantasy

#BookDragon #HolidayReads #WinterSun #ReadingAtSea #SunSeaCruise #Sightseeing

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Iron Flame | Rebecca Yarros
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This doesn't have the flow & pace of Fourth Wing as we see Violet & Xaden join the revolution. We learn more about the powers, the bonds, & the history of Navarre. There are some great fast-paced scenes that had me flicking through the chapters. Violet definitely has the best dragons & they are the stars.

My only complaint is all the spoilers on social media about the ending. Read the book, share your review, DON'T SHARE SPOILERS!

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Guanzon has set up a fantasy world which is easy to step into and get lost in. Her writing style allows you to flit between the equally confused feelings of Talasyn and Alaric whilst tiptoeing through court politics and fragile alliances. An enjoyable read, I will be looking out for the next book in the series.

#BeautifulCovers #Fantasy #BookDragon #BookLove #ReadersLiveAThousandLives

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A Shadow in the Ember | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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The nods to the Blood & Ash series are fantastic and you have to read this before reading The War of Two Queens. Sera has been groomed for one task and that is to end a deal which saved the mortal world made hundreds of years ago by her ancestor, she must kill the Primal of Death. But when push comes to shove can she fulfil her duty? The story is weaved between the romance and passion, well balanced. It is a twin of the Blood & Ash but I liked it!

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A short but powerful read about the prevalence of violence against women and logical arguments on how to end it. Harriet Johnson uses her experiences and passion to write a compelling narrative about violence against women. I recognised myself in her words not only as a woman, a survivor, and an educator but as a Feminist and advocate. I will be returning to this book time and time again when I feel powerless to remind me to keep fighting 🙌

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Love it when a trainer brings in a Dumbledore quote to make their point 💜
When working with, supporting, or even raising young people, remember what it was like to be young and that you were never perfect

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A Shadow in the Ember | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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So it is time to dip into the sister series Flesh and Fire before jumping back into the Blood and Ash series again. I had to make myself this little visual aid, just so I knew which book came next (each line is left to right). I'm trusting the process with this series. There are some infuriatingly agonising rehashing of the same conversations in places, but overall, I'm invested in where this series is going, the world building is very good too

Meshell1313 I absolutely devour every Armentrout book- enjoy!!!! 12mo
JaneyWaneyB @Meshell1313 I can completely understand why, absolutely loving this series 😍 12mo
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The Crown of Gilded Bones | Jennifer L. Armentrout
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As Poppy & Casteel solidify their relationship and start to understand what the future could hold for them, lies & betrayals turns it all on it's head. Poppy has a decision to make and to truly become what she is meant to be.
This book was so up & down, action then lulls of talking & Poppy's incessant questions. But...Armentrout has done it again, leaving you with a cliffhanger that means you have to pick up the next book or is it another series?

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DinoMom Gorgeous 13mo
Deblovestoread 😍 13mo
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Meshell1313 Gorg! 😍📖 13mo
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A 3.5⭐️ read. There is a lot of world building as Poppy learns more about the truth of the Ascended as well as battling her feelings for Casteel. There is a lot of talking & going over the same murmured whispers & it is not until the last quarter the pace picks up & the story starts going somewhere. You can tell the questions Poppy asks will be needed later in the series & the relationship between her and Casteel makes it worth sticking with.

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A must-read for fans of ACOTR. After book one, this feels like a great series, as BookTok has claimed. The first half is a little slow as the world & character building is the focus. The last half of the book has a good pace, of course the smut makes an appearance too. I enjoyed this read & will continue with the series.

#LibraryMouse #InkDrinker #BookWitch #BookGeek #LostInABook #SundayReadersClub #BookLover #WeekendReads #ProfessionalBookworm

BethM I always get nervous when books are compared to my favorites. I feel like I rarely end up enjoying them 13mo
JaneyWaneyB @BethM this is very much the same theme as ACOTR girl meets boy, boy is mysterious and is he what he seems, girl falls for boys...oh what is this a lie? If you like ACOTR this will be a comfortable familiar read but probably better series out there 13mo
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Foyles | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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I had a day up London yesterday and my friend was desperate to go to the largest bookshop in London so off to Foyles by Leicester Square we went. We may have both bought a few books, but if anyone asks Ian spent more than me...which for once is the truth 🤣

#Booklovers #BookNerds #LibraryMouse #InkDrinker
#BookNerdsUnite #BookWitch #BookGeek #LostInABook #BookLover #WeekendReads #JustOneMoreChapter #ProfessionalBookworm

TrishB Love this bookshop ❤️ 13mo
JaneyWaneyB The Fantasy section could do with some TLC from a fantasy reader 😉 13mo
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TheBookHippie 😂👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 14mo
UwannaPublishme 😁😁😁 13mo
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I loved this audio performance. New York psychiatrist Dr. Eliza Knight begins treating a patient registered as Case 63 who claims to be from the year 2062. What begins as routine therapeutic sessions quickly turns into a story that threatens the boundaries of the possible and the real. Moore and Isaac give fantastic performances which left me compelled to listen to what would happen in their next session. If you have Spotify, worth a listen

cinda.marie I listened to this podcast too and found it entertaining. I‘m ready for the next season! 14mo
JaneyWaneyB @cinda.marie ooh are they doing another season? 14mo
cinda.marie I read online somewhere that Spotify “greenlighted” for a second season, but I don‘t see a release date yet. I hope it happens bc I thought it was pretty good! 14mo
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Fatal Witness | Robert Bryndza
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Another solid DCI Erika Foster investigation. A brutal murder, mistaken identity & too many suspects. A fast paced investigation with the frustrations of missed evidence. There is a great cast who I've come to really love. Bryndza knows how to shape an investigation, then twist it away, stall it & bring it to a crescendo. I do love an armchair police investigation mystery. I would watch this as a TV series & the stories would easily translate.

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Fatal Witness | Robert Bryndza
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The Cloisters | Katy Hays
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Set in The Cloisters of New York this is an atmospheric story of murder, mystery, the occult and academia. There was something missing...not sure whether it was pace, need for more incidents or intrigue but I felt a little deflated with each turning point in the book. There is a lack of drama & the story is delivered at one tone that doesn‘t change as the story progresses. Sadly, it offers a level of dullness like the main character Ann.

JaneyWaneyB The premise of the story is good, Hays has done her homework on the occult, especially tarot, which gives the story some weight. Sadly not a beautiful story as the cover. 14mo
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Thank you so much @Jari-chan for your thoughtful gift 💖🎁💖
It was such a lovely surprise 🥰 I don't know what I did to deserve a friend like you. I am grateful and appreciate you 💖💖💖💖
Thank you again you beautiful wonderful person 💖💖💖

#Friends #BeautifulPerson #Kindness #Letters #PenPals #Post #SnailMail #SpecialDelivery #LitsyLove #KeepLitsyPositive #Post #WaitAMinuteMrPostman #Airmail

Jari-chan And thank you so much for your lovely postcards ❤️ It's great to have you as a friend 🥰 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 14mo
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The Cloisters | Katy Hays
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Devil's Way | Robert Bryndza
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Kate & Tristan are hired to investigate a case of a missing child, which leads them down a twisting path out on the moors trying to piece together what happened 11 years ago. Bryndza keeps the mystery fresh & puts in twists leaving you wondering how it could be related to the missing child. I found myself engrossed and whizzing through the chapters.

One thing I will comment on...does everyone in Devon & Cornwall own an Aga?

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Impact Winter | Travis Beacham
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A fairly typical dystopian/vampire story, it has a 'have I read this?' vibe. This version has great sound effects, putting you in the moment. Holliday Grainger, as Darcy, creates an arrogant character due to her perfect English accent, making her an unrelatable character. The other characters feel a little more relatable, Liam Cunningham, Himesh Patel, Indira Varma & Bella Ramsey give really good performances.

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This is a good series from Bryndza. Kate Marshall is a complicated character who you want to like, but you feel her standoffish nature in every chapter. This prickliness does add to her style of investigation and how she interacts with people and suspects. The story jogs along, and there are enough tib bits for you to start piecing the story together, but little bits leave enough doubt and keep you reading. I'll definitely stick with this series.

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All you need is a holiday to get back into your reading stride...onto another favourite author with the next Kate Marshall book...might have lined up Book 4 too

#Booklovers #BookNerds #LibraryMouse #InkDrinker #ReadersLiveAThousandLives
#BookNerdsUnite #BookWitch #BookGeek #Reader #ReadABook #LostInABook #Books #BookLover #WeekendReads #ReadThisBook #JustOneMoreChapter #LetMeRead #ProfessionalBookworm #LostInABook

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I love this series. I am always hooked from the first page as X flies into another mission to save those who deserve his help. In this instalment, X is thrown into the world of Cartels but do they deserve his help or has he just started a war? Another good romp out with Orphan X doing what he does best as the Nowhere Man. Hurwitz writes believable but unbelievable action into his books, which keep you pressing onto the next chapter.

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Medusa | Jessie Burton
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Bbbbbbbb Hi! I‘m Nichi. Would you recommend this book? 1y
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When I started this book I had mixed feelings but by the 4th short story I was transported back to Daevabad and the wonderful characters. There are certain stories that make you want to plead with the author to write just one more book or triology. There is a big part of you that wants to dive straight back into the Daevabad Trilogy & it is all because of tiny glimpses into the lives past, present & future of the cast of wonderful characters.

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The Blood Traitor | Lynette Noni
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The final instalment doesn't disappoint & leaves you not wanting to leave Evalon, the wonderful characters & what might be in store next. Noni weaves another twisting tale of hurt and betrayal weaved with hope & love. You are kept gripped as you follow Kiva on another desperate journey to save those she loves & restore what should be in Evalon. This is a great series for lovers of The Hunger Games, ACOTR, Daevabad series & many more.

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The Gilded Cage | Lynette Noni
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The second instalment of The Prison Healer series does not disappoint. Binge-read the second half of the book as it flies on, the story comes together then unravels leaving you turning the pages to help Kiva learn the truth. The character development is strong along with a great twisting plot. Loved it! Can't wait to see where the next instalment of this series has in store.

#fantasy #SundayReadersClub #BookWitch #BookWorm

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The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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A teenager is taken on a journey through labyrinths by a ginger cat called Tiger to save books, but can Rintaro find his way out of the labyrinths? A short story that I enjoyed and had many meanings. Is this a book about grief? Self-discovery? Meaning of life? A coming-of-age tale? Understanding of mental health? I think it is all of these and many more, it all depends on the reader and that is what makes it a good read.

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The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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"That first time the mysterious cat took me on journey, I thought that if it was a dream I wouldn't mind never waking up, and if it wasn't a dream then I wouldn't mind not being able ever to make it home...But ever since that cat turned up, I've been thinking more and more about everything that's been going on. I feel like I'm starting to see things a little differently."

#Grief #Loss #Love #FindingSelf

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The Prison Healer | Lynette Noni
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Oh wow loved this first book, it has Hunger Games vibes with the pace and how the characters grab your attention instantly. Really enjoyed this book and I am straight onto the second book The Gilded Cage

#YA #Fantasy #Booklovers #BookNerds #LibraryMouse #InkDrinker #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #BookWitch #BookGeek #Reader #LostInABook #SundayReadersClub #BookLover #WeekendReads #JustOneMoreChapter #LetMeRead #ProfessionalBookworm #LostInABook

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This is a powerful book that offers such clarity on issues we should all be aware of & how the minority are influencing the majority filling our society with a hate rhetoric. Before starting this book I thought I knew something of incels & misogyny, nope! I knew nothing. Bates has researched her book so thoroughly with no stone left unturned & she is shining a bright spot light that we must all look at NOW!

#Feminism #EndMisogyny #PowerfulReads

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As someone who works in education and deals directly with Safeguarding concerns and behaviour incidents Chapter 9 of Laura Bates' book has thoroughly slapped me in the face and woke me up!

#Feminism #Research #TheVoiceOfToday #TodaysIssues #Safeguarding #Radicalisation #Extremism #SocialMedia #Misogyny #Truth

kspenmoll Great post! So true - I am in a HS. 2y
JaneyWaneyB @kspenmoll I have just finished the book and the last two chapters were eye opening....frankly I got slapped in the face by what Bates had discovered through her research and talking to young people. Those two chapters at least are a must read for teachers...especially male teachers 2y
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The Living: Novel, A | Annie Dillard
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tessavi Did you use it yet? If so, what was the result? 2y
JaneyWaneyB @tessavi as it has taken me four days to reply...one more chapter 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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The most enchanting book I have read for a long time. The Dictionary of Lost Words tells the story of Esme growing up surrounded by words as her Dad works at the Oxford English Dictionar writing the first version alongside learned men. I found myself drawn in by the words and staying for the characters and the lives Pip Williams crafted. This book hit my emotionally on many occasions and it has been a long time since a book has done that.

kspenmoll Lovely review. Loved this book too. 2y
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