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Jari-chan

Joined May 2019

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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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How could a book by Elizabeth Acevedo not be a Pick?! Especially, if you got the chance to listen to the audio book read by the author herself.

Even though this one isn't my favourite of Acevedos books it still a very good book, no doubt. Elizabeth Acevedo manages to be intensive without forcing anything. She writes deep characters, that feel real with all their strengths, faults, worries and dreams.

Well, I got myself a new favourite author.

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Mehso-so

I only bought this because of the Douglas Adams story, but was happy to find out that there are a lot of famous names to find: Wells, le Guin, Pratchett, Vonnegut... And of course I've also met some new names.

If you want to try some new fantsy writers, this collection is a good idea to dip into their writing. Some stories didn't age well, and some are a little tiresome, but anyways it was a lovely read.

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Not tagged book but it fits, anyways.

My father loves Brecht and keeps on quoting his poems. That's why I couldn't resist when I found this book free to adopt. I loved reading the originals of the parts I've heard since childhood.

No, Brecht doesn't write “beautiful“ poems. He uses a harsh language, dirty sometimes, because he writes about the dirty things of life: war, another war, hunger, the failure of humanking. Harsh, but readworthy.

Jari-chan Also, if counted correctly, I've finished the #AestheticallyMatched challenge by @Clwojick with his book. 3d
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Dead Silence | S.A. Barnes
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These are my #BookSpin and my #DoubleSpin for October. Dead Silence really hits the spot, doesn't it? 😄 Well done, @TheAromaOfBooks 👏

candc320 Dead Silence was really good! 4d
Jari-chan @candc320 I've just started it, but I think I'm going to like it too 😁 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4d
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The Golem | Gustav Meyrink
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My #roll100 for October has arrived 😊 I've wanted to read this book since our vacation in Prague. Now thanks to @PuddleJumper I'll finally do so 😄

Bookwomble This is one of my favourite books - hope you enjoy it 😊 1w
Jari-chan @Bookwomble That sounds promising! 🤩 1w
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Roald Amundsen | Tor Bomann-Larsen
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@PuddleJumper - I did it! This was my #roll100 for... August? July? I don't remember, but I'm so glad I finally got to read this book. Yes, I took my time, but it was worth it. Amundsen won't be our favourite hero, and Bomann-Larsen isn't afraid of showing his dark sides along his good ones. I only wished there would've been more information about his time on the Poles, but apart from this it's an excellent biography.

PuddleJumper Yay! That's great! 1w
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River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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Just finished my #DoubleSpin in time! A great example of Alternative History - what would've happened if the idea of brining Hippos into the marshlands would've become real? I especially loved the atmosphere in this book and yes, of course, the Hippo riding idea. But it of course isn't as cute as it sounds - Hippos are highly dangerous. This story shows us what can happen if you mess with Hippos and their Rangers.

@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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This is an absolute feel good story. It has everything one needs: London, beautiful illustrations and cats. A lot of cats. Talking cats. Singing cats. Fighting cats. Some parts went a bit too easy for my taste, but then I have to remember that this is a children's book. So everything is fine. Purrfectly fine.

#catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead These kitties are so beautiful 🥰🥰 1w
Jari-chan @RaeLovesToRead Thank you ❤️ I'll let them know 🤭 1w
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Just as it happened with Thrawn, I liked the third part of the series the best. Still not my favourite (to many things happening, to many characters), but I was rooting for our heroes and felt with them. Gray has enough writing skills to make the best out of it with no doubt.

Now I really wish for many characters to get their own books, so we can get to know them better (Burryaga, Geode).

#StarWarsBuddyRead @BookwormAHN

TracyReadsBooks Agreed! I thought this was the best one too. 1w
BookwormAHN Also agree, third times the charm. 1w
Jari-chan @TracyReadsBooks @BookwormAHN Glad to hear you feel the same 😊 (edited) 1w
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Crimson Dawn | Tanya Hartgers
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I needed to speed up my audio book to finish my September #DoubleSpin in time 🤣

Until then this is my list for October. It will be a stressful month, so I'm aiming only for #BookSpin this month, but will note down the #DoubleSpin as well, to maybe read it later (like I did with SoulSucker) 🤭

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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Not tagged book!

My book for #TurnUpTheBooks in September and Augusts #DoubleSpin 💛

This book is great in many ways. The setting is superb - inspired by the real events of the French Revolution. The characters are children of their time in many ways. The world building is amazing and fascinating. The writing fits the events and the plot.

Of course I'm going to read book two. What a question!

@AkashaVampie @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thank you for tagging me @Eggs ❤ And sorry for being late - the next couple of weeks are fully loaded with work 😅

But that's exactly what I'm #grateful for - a place where I belong. My home with my family and my working place, which is so much more than just work. It's part of who I am 💖

Eggs Thank you for joining in ❤️ 2w
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Bookish Song Nr 40: Rebel Girl

This song is my Will/Becca song. Of course the tune doesn't fit the era the story is set in, but I still can see them dancing together. And both are rebels in their own way. Therefore, to me it's a match.

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For the past few weeks it was this book I was looking forward to reading every evening. It felt like coming home, the characters became my friends. Will grew dear to me, and I couldn't wait until she continued telling me her story. Some parts I was able to guess, some came as a surprise. Now I have to wait until next year to see all my new friends again...

#catsoflitsy

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Friends in Funchal | KG Fleury
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Even though I somehow liked this book, it still was a disappointment. I hoped to learn more about Madeira, Funchal and their history, their custom and traditions. Sadly, there was almost nothing of that in this book. Some historical facts were mentioned, but not to that amount I would've wanted. The characters are lovable and therefore, in my opinion, wasted here, since the book doesn't have any plot at all. Awww...I so wanted to love this book..

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Trollslayer | William King
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Bookish Song Nr 39: Friends

Yes of course I needed a song to this favourite of mine. And while listening to Friends by Blake Shelton I couldn't help but imaging those two slashing through a horde of monsters while always having each others back. Because that they do.

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Thank you for tagging me @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️

Just came along this quote while reading our book for the #StarWarsBuddyRead

@BookwormAHN

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

BookwormAHN Love that quote 💙 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 3w
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A Snake Falls to Earth | Darcie Little Badger
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At first the audio book for my current #bookspin was too slow for me. I've only started enjoying it, when I put it on 1.5x. And when Rain and Risk appeared. After that I was totally hooked.

The characters all grew dear to me and I love the combination of folk tales and modern world. And of course how the author mixes it all together. She also manages it to give depth and meaning to her story, without overdoing it.

I so wish for a sequel now.

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The Currents of Space | Isaac Asimov
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Mehso-so

Maybe I would've liked this trilogy more if I had read it in the correct order. But even then one just feels that it's one of the earlier works by Asimov. The ideas behind the story aren't bad, but the whole plot lacks depth and all the meaning we find in his later books.

But I'm happy to still have finished the series and now can move on to Asimovs other works.

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Trollslayer | William King
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How could I possibly NOT love those two? How could I possibly NOT love the whole book? King writes a perfect combination of Warhammer, humour and characters. And everything just fits. Gotrek and Felix have such a special relationship, and both are such great characters, they now are second in row in my Warhammer Top Ten (Number one will always be Gaunt).

Trigger warning: some arcs in this book will NOT be completely finished.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty nails 💅 3w
Jari-chan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 💛 😊 3w
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Faust | Goethe
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Thank you for tagging me @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Book: “God help us - for art is long, and life so short.“
Author: Max Frisch (not really a favourite, but the one with F I read the most)
TV Show: Futurama always and forever
Band: Forever the Sickest Kids
Song: For the Glory by All Good Things feat. Hollywood Undead

I'm tagging whoever wants to play along 😊

#LetterF #ManicMonday
@Cbee

CBee Thanks for playing! 3w
Jari-chan @CBee Thank you for hosting 💜 3w
CBee @Jari-chan it‘s a lot but it‘s fun 🤩 3w
Jari-chan @CBee It really is! Thank you for all the effort ❤️ 3w
CBee @Jari-chan absolutely 😘 3w
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Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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Even though I'm not usually one for pancakes, from all the mentioned foods and dishes, this was the one that spoke to me the most. Pancake, maple syrup and bacon - a down to earth breakfast. I've also had some sugar and butter with it, since they had those too.

IuliaC That pancake 😍 4w
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Untitled | Unknown
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After trying for a very long time I finally have to admit that even with an extra shelf I can't go single row... 😅 So many books - so little space 📚📚📚

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I feel this. I told my husband I need to get those hidden sliding bookshelves I see in a lot of pinterest posts. 😅 4w
Jari-chan @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I might need those too 😁😅 4w
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What do we do for love? Reading books we don't like for example.

These kind of books just aren't my kind of jam. So I just read this book because Wifey gave it to me. TBH, after a few hundert pages I actually thought it wasn't as bad as expected, and that I could read the following books as well.

But then it all got so ridiculous. I wasn't sure if I should laugh at this Hunger Games mock-off or simply cry. No offense to those who like it!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 🥰 I‘m mailing you a letter tomorrow! Fingers crossed that it gets there!! 🤞🤞 3w
Jari-chan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really hope it'll arrive correctly this time 😅 Can't wait to receive your letter! ❤ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jari-chan ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Jari-chan @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The letter arrived yesterday! 🤩 Thank you so much ❤️ 2w
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My first thought about this book was “I'm going to DNF this“, but after a few pages I found the characters rather interesting, so I kept on reading and hoping. I didn't even make it half-way through the book. Sadly, Rooney makes the same mistakes as many others: the relationship becomes more important than the characters. And so to me the book became more and more dull. And now back to the library it goes.

Ruthiella I‘ve read all three of her novels and don‘t get the appeal. 1mo
Jari-chan @Ruthiella Wow, that's impressive! 😱 1mo
Ruthiella @Jari-chan They keep getting on various award lists and then I “have” to read‘em! 😂 1mo
Jari-chan @Ruthiella Maybe at some point she'll write something you like 🤭 1mo
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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Wow - what a book! This is one I won't forget about that easily. Even though set during the Great Depression, it's still worth reading nowadays. Especially now, since Steinbeck addresses so many topics that we are still facing: economic crisis, how we treat refugees, environmental disasters due to pollution...
Not a lot is happening in the story, but a lot is going on. Steinbeck digs up the roots of human failures and shows us the face of despair.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Bookish Kitty is tired from all the reading Mummy does 😸

#catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️🐱 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😻😻😻 1mo
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Bookish Song Nr. 38: Out of My Mind

This is the proof that you don't have to like a book to have a song connected to it. Deezer came up with Out of My Mind by Reuben and the Dark and my brain sent me back into the story. At least back to those part I still could enjoy (now I'm just waiting for the book to be over 😅)

#music #musicandbooks

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Ship Fever: Stories | Andrea Barrett
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Another dish I've found in a book: in one of the stories they have salads with pears and blue cheese. A perfect start into autmn!

I've also noted down two other dishes to mayve try another time: omelette with potatoes and spice cake.

It's quite fun to share foods with book characters 😁🍽️

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Thank you for tagging me @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️

When I was younger I refused to DNF any book. As I got older I realized that life is ti short to read books I don't enjoy. Since then I do DNF books, but I always give them second chances. Or third. Sometimes I even end up thinking 'Now I'm too far into the book to DNF it' 😅

This just happened with a book by Sarah J. Maas tbh 😅🙈

Moony What a suitable quote! 1mo
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A Snake Falls to Earth | Darcie Little Badger
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Here are my #bookspin and my #doublespin for September. Got them both as audio books, so I'll be busy during my walks to work and entertained while doing the chores 😄

@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Enjoy!!! 1mo
Jari-chan @TheAromaofBooks I will, thank you ❤️ 1mo
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While I enjoyed the first book, I loved the second one. Maybe because of the setting, but I also got a better feeling for the characters, got more into the story and was curious to find out what breathtaking ideas Locke comes up with next.

Te German version is read by Matthias Lühn and he does a really good job here, bringing the characters to life and each scene unique. What a marvel and what a great combination this audio book was 😍

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Outpost - Der Posten: Roman | Dmitry Glukhovsky
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YES! 😍 @PuddleJumper how come that your #roll100 challenge always draws the perfect books for me? I've wanted this book for so long and now I finally got an excuse to get it 😂 Pure awesomeness! 🎉

PuddleJumper 🤣🤣 1mo
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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Thank you for tagging me @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😊 And as always I'm late... 😌

I do note and mark quotes in my books, but I often feel as if I'm not that excited about book quotes as all you other Littens... 😅 Here's one of my favourite quotes from one of the books I'm currently reading and loving.

#LittensWanttoKnow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just love them 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
UwannaPublishme Love Steinbeck! 🙌🏻 This is still on my TBR. 1mo
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Not tagged book!

The song for Septembers #TurnUpTheBooks challenge is one of my favourite songs by one of my favourite bands - Last Night by Good Charlotte ♥️

The book that immediately came to my mind was actually Augusts #DoubleSpin - Soul Sucker by Dan Dreyer

I only recently managed to get myself a copy of this book, and have already read a couple of pages. ⬇️

Jari-chan Even though the mentioned song is about a one night stand, it also fits the MCs relationship with magic 🤣 @AkashaVampie @TheAromaofBooks 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The last part of the trilogy was my favourite. I got a better feeling for the characters and the story, and got more drawn into the book than before. Not my most beloved series in the Star Wars universe, but I still really liked the characters and how it all turned out.

#TurnUpTheBooks @AkashaVampie
#StarWarsBuddyRead @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm still reading it but so far I also think it will be my favorite in the trilogy as well. 1mo
Jari-chan @BookwormAHN I'm happy to hear you like it as well 😊 1mo
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My #BookSpin for this month ❤️

A helpful guide to either get started with Intuitive Eating, or having an affirmarion or task for each day to get you more into the topic. Highly recommend to everyone who's sick of our societys obssesive diet mentality.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
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Crimson Dawn | Tanya Hartgers
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Et voilà - here's my September list for #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin ❤️

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
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So I'm continuing making meals mentioned in my books. In Lukianenkos last book of the The Watch prequels they're eating rye bread and bacon while drinking bottled tea, before heading out into the cold Taiga.

I went with veggie bacon and tea in my favourite mug, because I could cozyly stay at home 🤭 But there's something about that simple meal, really.

Dilara Ooh, veggie bacon! I did wonder what that thing that looked like playdough was - I thought maybe marzipan 😄
You do know that the #FoodandLit challenge is still going strong? It's Japan this month and Kenya in September 😁
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Jari-chan @Dilara I don't like normal bacon, therefore veggie it is 😁 I love the #FoodandLit challenge, but while in recovery I sadly had to pause... That's another reason for doing this mini challenge 🤭 1mo
UwannaPublishme Any kind of bacon always sounds good! Hope you‘re feeling better. 🤗 1mo
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Jari-chan @UwannaPublishme Exactly! 😁 And thank you ❤️ 1mo
Bookwomble Veggie bacon is the best - no pigs died for it! 🥓🐷😊🥓 1mo
Jari-chan @Bookwomble Yes! 💪🐷❤️ 1mo
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Ship Fever: Stories | Andrea Barrett
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Andrea Barrett has a deep skill for writing stories that make science and history even more enjoyable than I already think they are 😄

It's a wonderful collection that educates and evokes feelings at the same time. Especially Ship Fever shows us that history still affects us. But Barrett also talks about many other topics, her interests are widely spread, of which her books only benefit.

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Many reviewers called this one boring, so I was a little scared, since it's the last book in the series. Happily, to me it wasn't boring or dull at all! I loved getting to know this world from a whole new point - the Taiga is a fascinating setting. My only problem were the missing character descriptions... 😅 The author focusses more on their insights, but I sometimes mixed them up badly 🤣

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I really miss the #FoodandLit challenge, so I did something similar in private 😁

For the little monthly challenge @LiljaPleasant wrote for me I've read the tagged book set in #Botswana - so I made myself a Botswanan Cabbage Salad and the famous Bush Tea they drink in the book series.

Both dishes were very interesting and something new and different.

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I love horror stories and I love Warhammer 40K - of course I love this book too ❤️

The horror elements just fit perfectly into the setting, and I adore Annandales way of playing with reality and imaginations.

Spooky house horror meets Military Sci-Fi and it just works!

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Heretics of Dune | Frank Herbert
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This has been my #roll100 for June, and yes I took my time reading it. And I enjoyed it so much more than rushing through it in one months time. I already miss visiting Rakis, Duncan and this feeling of coming home to a good series I got whenever I was reading it.

@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Awesome! 2mo
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Thank you for tagging me again, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙

No need to overthink this letter. I love the whole trilogy dearly 💛

I'm tagging whoever wants to play as well.

#AlphabetGame
#LetterG

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Thank you for tagging me @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛

Well, what a surprising pick I've got here - Not 😆 I love the Dune series and fell in love with it from a first pages on. Even though my progress is slow, I've enjoyed every book so far.

I'm tagging whoever wants to play as well. What a fun game!

#AlphabetGame #LetterD

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you for playing!! 2mo
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This is my #BookSpin for August. Since both chosen books are quite bulky, I've decided to only do the BookSpin this month. I might get the #DoubleSpin book whenever a free reading slot is open and read it in peace 😄 I just don't want to stress about reading anymore, but enjoy it ❤

@TheAromaOfBooks

TheAromaofBooks I've only been working on my BookSpin each month, since that list has some hefty tomes!! 2mo
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Eagly! 😍 My song for Augusts #TurnUpTheBooks is Wig Wams Do You Really Wanna Taste It - which is also the intro song for DCs Peacemaker series. Love the show, love the song.

And what popped up in my mind? Thrawn and his crew dancing the Peacemaker dance 😂 Well, I guess I got a match. And a dancing Thrawn in my head 😅

@AkashaVampie

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Roald Amundsen | Tor Bomann-Larsen
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My book for next months #roll100 has arrived and I've already started to read it (couldn't wait 🤭). This will be another one I'll take my time with, since it's about 700 pages strong.

I know I'm not quite playing by the rules, but I'm so glad for this challenge because it makes me read all the books on my TBR I'm secretly scared of 😅

@PuddleJumper

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Justina Ireland and Star Wars - is there a better combination? Maybe Peanut Butter and Jelly, but I guess that's it. What a great and enjoyable read. Great characters, a good plot, developments and everything Star Wars. What else do I need? A PBJ Sandwich maybe, to make things perfect.

#StarWarsBuddyRead @BookwormAHN

BookwormAHN Great to hear. My copy just came in from the library so I'll be a little late starting it 2mo
Jari-chan @BookwormAHN I hope you'll like the book as well 😊 2mo
Twainy Interested!! 2mo
Jari-chan @Twainy Yey! 😁 2mo
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