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Karizma

Karizma

Joined February 2018

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I really enjoyed this. The perspectives switch between characters, and all of the females are smart, honest, and cunning. What a lovely fairytale experience. I can't wait to read more by Naomi Novik.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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These pair well together, with tea, Girl Scout cookies, and puppies too.

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Amy Hempel

Husband is currently reading this and stopped to share this page. He keeps trying to suppress his laughter, so this is going on my tbr list. #readinginbed

Linsy True story! 4w
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Bought a used book online. A monster has written all over it, there is visible water damage along the bottom, and it smells awful. Disappointed is an understatement however Amazon is providing a full refund!

Prairiegirl_reading I would be IRRATE! Good thing you are getting a refund. 4w
WJCintron 😮 4w
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... her darkness was her comfort zone.
She considered those words compliments.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Erin complimented my hair while I explained buying a hardcover of the Night Circus at the museum.

rather_be_reading 😯😯 1mo
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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"Bees insisted on being in the book." With @StellarDoc
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Bklover I cannot imagine that woman‘s mind. Incredible. 4w
Karizma @Bklover she was sweet and that's *exactly* how she was introduced! 4w
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Jan 11: when winter settles in, animals hibernate, away from the cold. The night's are longer and a chill sets in. Cover yourself with blankets and burrow in, like a rabbit in its hole. You are warm and protected from the cold. Send out gratitude to your bed, your home, and you'r safety. Underneath the covers, feel yourself drifting into a state of contented slumber.

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Jan 10: sunset paints the sky with soft colors, becoming darker and darker until the stars showcase their brightness. In the absence of light, it is apparent how vast the universe is. Stars shoot across the heavens, leaving stardust behind them, continuing to shine up until the moment they leave they leave the sky. We can emulate stars and decide to give off brilliance throughout life.

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Jan 9: In the void, dreams can take place. In the silence, ideas take shape. Quiet you'r mind by breathing in the silence and breathing out ther noise. Listen to your breath as it goes in and out. Allow ther breath to cover you in peace and quiet.

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Received this book with my January Introverted Chick subscription box. Lots of cute boredom busters you can do when staying in. Many I've tried, and a few new suggestions I'm looking forward to enjoying at home soon. Would make a fun gift for ther introvert in your life.

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Jan 8: Allow your dreams to take place; trust the universe with them. As you fall asleep, set an intention, release it to ther universe, and be patient. Forces beyond your control are taking care of you and working to help you manifest your desires. Surrender and let go. Breathe in peace; breathe out control.

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Jan 7: Sleep is a time for dreams to propagate. The seed of a dream is the beginning of creation. When or mind rests, our subconscious has room to create, manifest, and deliver. Let go of the outcome and allow yourself to rest.

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Jan 6: The ocean is calm beneath the waves and life moves forward in natural rhythm. To access it, close your eyes and see a deep blue light covering you from your head all the way down to your toes. Release any tension and breathe into the release. The goal is complete relaxation and access to your inner calm.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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"The stars conspired and separated the two. For a while they breathed easier in the heavens. Time continued to flow as it always had, or perhaps imperceptibly slower. Fate wove together the paths that were meant to intertwine, though perhaps a string was missed here or there. But eventually, Fate and Time found each other again."

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Working on shadow integration and finding balance. I'm much more comfortable in the shadow than the light and have been resistant in ther past. This is a timely and impactful reminder of the work I still need to accomplish.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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"Once, very long ago, Time fell in love with Fate. This, as you might imagine, proved problematic. Their romance disrupted the flow of time. It tangled the strings of fortune into knots. The stars watched from the heavens nervously, worrying what might occur. What might happen to the days and nights were Time to suffer a broken heart? What catastrophes might result if the same fate awaited Fate itself?"

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January 4th: "Regardless of what you're going through, look for the light. When the light seems to dim, find ways to fuel it. Think positive thoughts and offer gratitude. Allow the air and space to breathe so that the light can grow. Remember that the stars still shine on ther darkest nights. Whatever you're growing through, you can still choose to shine."

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January 3rd: "Be like the ocean, fluid and forgiving. Wash away whatever is holding you back. Forgive others and let go of the pain. Release all bitterness. Breathe in forgiveness; breathe out bitterness."

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Picked up on a whim and smitten! I'll share especially poignant passages and my thoughts as I work through this year.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I can't wait to feast on this book. Happy Thanksgiving Littens!

LauraJ Happy Thanksgiving!🦃 3mo
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The Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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A fast and satisfying read, however I mourn the unfinished plots.

Slajaunie 💚💚💚💚 book maps 3mo
Karizma @Slajaunie maps and world building are some of my favorite fantasy elements. 3mo
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Shockaholic | Carrie Fisher
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I miss her so much! This was a perfect vacation read, and another blank cover from Skyview 8.

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One day at the office, books mysteriously arrived on our shelves without covers. I recognized a title of a book I own and realized my personal library had just expanded! Picked this one up today to read on break and I'm hooked. My TBR list continues to grow...

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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LauraJ Hell yeah! 3mo
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Fixed and growth mindsets fascinate me. I'm working hard to reframe negative and fixed thoughts. In what areas do you recognize limiting beliefs?

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Bedhead | Margie Palatini
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SassyBookworm Every night ❤️🤓🌝🌟 3mo
LauraJ 🙌🏼 3mo
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"Vocation" Is Not "Vacation" Misspelled

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These pop culture references are becoming clearer!

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Mehso-so

I got so much more out of the book than I did from the online test. However, I wish I had only read halfway. The last 1/4 seemed to veer into making the best of an abusive relationship and that did not sit well. My love language remains the same, and I now better understand the other 4, so glad I read it overall. Don't think I'll look any further though.

There are supplemental materials online that are helpful too.

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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This has a strong start. I liked how the story was told from multiple points of view, it's from a local author, and set in a nearby location. However, I could not relate to any of the characters. Read the author's note, it adds weight. This book was so far from reality that it dashed the hopes I had in the first half. It was a fast read, and I may have liked it more if the introvert character had been handled better. Let's discuss mbti!

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Welcome to @Nancitalita @LitsyWelcomeWagon
Nancy, make your first post so we can welcome you!

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker

I was enjoying this book until the following passage:

"Sloane's position required her to be good with people, while Ardie wanted to avoid them at all costs. Ardie wondered if there was something wrong with her. Some actual diagnosis. A personality disorder. Something more concrete than just: natural introvert."

I'm only continuing because I'm at the halfway point. I'm having serious doubts about this author understanding her characters.

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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But these lines did exist. And not only in our heads.

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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My dogs do not want me to read this morning! It's Wrestlemania on my lap.

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Whisper Network | Chandler Baker
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Amazon Prime shipping spree goodies on the way! My first Kindle... what tips and tricks can you share to help me get acclimated quickly?

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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This is my favorite book this year. ❤ 📖 ❤

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Midnight Dinners are a tradition at la maison Lefevre. They were originally concocted by Chandresh on a whim, brought about by a combination of chronic insomnia and keeping theatrical hours, along with an innate dislike of proper dinner-party etiquette.

... he began throwing elaborate, multicourse dinners, with the first course to be served at midnight.

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Mehso-so

I related with my current season and similar soil. Many poems were lessons I needed in this very moment and others missed me completely, without connection or heartbeat. I collect words and those I connected with will become part of me. Perhaps I'll rediscover others when the timing is right.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Exsanguinate is my new favorite word.

Crazeedi Just had that word in my most recent book, a girl was shot in groun and they were trying to get her to hospital before this happened!!! 8mo
Karizma @crazeedi I've shared my new vocabulary with anyone that will listen! 7mo
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This book came to me with The Introverted Chick monthly subscription. Perfectly timed gift from the universe.

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I enjoy how Rowling gently reminds us of the previous events. New characters integrate and introduce the mystery. We better understand the growing wizarding world and I'm still waiting for Harry to become likeable and less annoying.

The twist of this book kept me guessing and I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out differently than I expected. The way he-who-shall-not-be- named threads through the story is holding my interest.

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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Mehso-so

Frequent narrator changes are annoying and I must have reread the first 50 pages 3 times just to figure out the main characters and why I should care. It was maddening how long it took interesting threads to pay out on clues.
The troubled youth reveal and why some make deadly decisions was timely, though this story doesn't shed any additional light on the problem and makes the motives sound even more selfish and sinister. #RebelliousReaders

Karizma The character arcs were mostly rewarding and the overall message of kindness was another plus. Very difficult to rate on a 3 point scale. Not a love or hate, decidedly a middle of the road experience. 8mo
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An easy read, with equally annoying and interesting story elements. I like the premise and will hope the story gets better as the world grows.

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In 1998, living on my own and feeling very grown up, H. Potter was everywhere. I remember all of the hype over casting and awaiting the next books in the series. Fast forward 20 years and I'm reading this now with my younger sister in a book club of 2. I wanted more description of characters, settings, and magic. I enjoyed the pace and was still surprised by the big reveal. Looking forward to the next one and discussing!

alayarachel Yayyy! Keep telling us how it is to experience this for the first time! 11mo
Karizma @alayarachel What struck me is how different Hogwarts is from most wizard stories I knew! To see Harry as a talented but inexperienced wizard grow into his powers is a really cool perspective. Most wizards and witches are portrayed as old and all knowing, and the vulnerability and strength the characters in this world show is really humanizing. I'm into it, but going to switch gears to start Cinder next. Thank you for the encouragement! 11mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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This story has completely enchanted me. I can't wait for the next book!

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I want to make these burgers!

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The Cold Heart of Capricorn | Martha C. Lawrence
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Found this in an old stationary set, dated on the back March 8-14, 2012. That's kinda spooky, right?