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Leniverse

Joined October 2016

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The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
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#BeginsWith #Blue

I think this is my favourite book in the series. 🤔 Might have to read all four again just to make sure. 😆

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover 💙📚 5h
Eggs Pretty 💙🖤💙 now
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#BeginsWith #Spice
This looks like the ultimate book on the spice trade and how it shaped history. Sadly it is out of print, but I am sorely tempted to throw money at a used copy.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Beautiful 🤩 1d
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼 🐦 2d
Ddzmini One of my favorites 📖 1d
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Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👏🏻📚 4d
Eggs Sounds wickedly good!🌿😱🤯 4d
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The Glass Bead Game | Hermann Hesse, Magister Ludi
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#BeginsWith #Glass

For a moment I regretted using The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters for the Dream prompt at the beginning of the month, but then I remembered this pseudo-scifi chunkster.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Perfect 🔴🟠🟣🔵⚪️🟢 4d
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Home (Binti, #2) | Nnedi Okorafor
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#BeginsWith #Home

This is one I've read, for a change, instead of a half forgotten part of my endless TBR. 😅

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Haha!! Awesome 👏🏻 5d
Eggs “A half forgotten part of my endless TBR” like your favorite blues song 🎶 5d
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The Hanging Tree | Ben Aaronovitch

Jeremy Beaumont-Jones had been lucky enough to be born rich. He wasn't in the mad oligarch class but once you're past a certain point, the sheer weight of your money sucks in wealth like a financial singularity. If you're sensible enough not to blow it on race horses, cocaine or musical theatre, then it becomes a perpetual-motion money making machine.

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Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story | Pietro Bartolo, Lidia Tilotta
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Admitting defeat on #BeginsWith #Salt
I've got nothing.
But when scrolling through Goodreads I did find this, which looks good but also horrific.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don‘t have anything either 🤷‍♀️ 6d
Eggs Sounds like an important book👍🏼 6d
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The Nordic Baking Book | Magnus Nilsson, Richard Tellstrm
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I've got nothing that #BeginsWith #Sugar except the odd recipe like these Swedish biscuits/cookies where sugar is both the first and last ingredient.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 💗 6d
Eggs Sounds 😋 - well done! 6d
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#BeginsWith #Book
And not lurking on my Kindle for a change.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 📚 1w
Eggs Beautiful covers ❤️🧡💛 1w
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A Folio Society Handbook | Brian Codling, The Folio Society
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Early birthday present for myself from the Folio Society new year's sale. So pretty! So shiny! Can't wait for it to get dark so I can check out the Oryx and Crake glow in the dark effect. 😍

jhod 😍😍😍 1w
squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Ddzmini Happy early birthday 🎊🎂🎈🎉🎁🥳📖📙 1w
Leniverse @Ddzmini Thank you! It's a month away, but it's still the excuse I used for ordering the books. 😆 1w
LeahBergen Lovely! 1w
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#BeginsWith
I had a few options here, but when in doubt go with Douglas Adams. I have this as both ragged old paperback and as Kindle edition, but neither of them has this particular cover. I just went with this one because of the way it makes the word #Long stand out. 😄

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 1w
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#BeginsWith #One

Let's hear it for the #IndieAuthors of #LGBTQ+ Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩸 🦷 📚 1w
Eggs 👍🏼📕❤️ 1w
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Church & State I | Dave Sim
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Another tricky one.
#BeginsWith #State

I think I'm all caught up now. Also, there is no prompt for the 15th?

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Susanita It‘s ONE. They posted a correction. 2w
Leniverse @Susanita Thanks! 2w
Eggs Perfect 😍 1w
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#BeginsWith #Voice

This one was tricky, but I was massively into Mercedes Lackey books in my teens, including her Bardic Voices series.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

GondorGirl I adored this series as a teenager! 2w
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Of #TheThingsThatLurkOnMyKindle that I have forgotten about, this one at least I get why I have. Time travel and Edgar Allan Poe? Right up my alley. Must remember to read!

#BeginsWith #Door

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 🙌🏻📚 2w
Eggs Cover Love 💕 2w
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Oops, I've fallen behind a bit. But #TheThingsThatLurkOnMyKindle include #BeginsWith #Hope
Although this one seems to also be the end of hope.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻💛 2w
Eggs ❤️‍🔥 2w
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Another book I have no recollection of acquiring. #TheThingsThatLurkOnMyKindle

#BeginsWith #First

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚🙌🏻 2w
Eggs Lovely cover! 2w
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Eggs 🖤🤍🧡 2w
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julesG My son has to read it for school atm. He's no fan. He'd rather read some sci-fi. 2w
Leniverse @julesG I loved it! But I did the audiobook, and since it's read by the author it was like he was right there telling the story and it was really entertaining. 2w
Eggs 💛📚💙 2w
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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#BeginsWith #You

Although it also begins with the end.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Well done 👍🏻 3w
Eggs Can‘t have a new beginning without the end of some other beginning (or so we must tell ourselves 💔) 3w
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The Forever War | Joe Haldeman
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻📚👍🏻 3w
TheSpineView I choose the same book! Great minds! 3w
Leniverse @TheSpineView I didn't have a lot to choose from with this prompt. 😅 I try to stick to books I own (and very often haven't read yet 😬) 3w
TheSpineView @Leniverse Yeah... I get that!📚📚📚 3w
Eggs 📚👍🏼👏🏻 3w
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Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 📚 3w
Eggs You are clever 👏🏻🤩👍🏼 3w
tokorowilliamwallace I don't know if I have something for this prompt! I'm trying to, but the brain's not happening for me. 3w
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#BeginsWith #Secret

Sort of? I guess strictly speaking it begins with Empire.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Close enough! Works for me👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I want to read this one! 3w
Leniverse @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Same. I mean, I have the book so I should just get to it. 🤪 3w
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#BeginsWith #Garden

(I think I need to start the hashtag #TheThingsThatLurkOnMyKindle
I didn't know I had this! Where did it come from? 😅)

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Oryx I like this hashtag - I'm often surprised by what I bought 5 years ago and forgot about 3w
Leniverse @Oryx Right? I think I need to do a month long (possibly year long) Read My Kindle readathon. Or maybe create a database of titles, at least. 😅 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 3w
Eggs It happens to a lot of us….😃 3w
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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#BoutOfBooks is starting, and while they're mainly on Twitter and Instagram I am only marginally there, but as their motto says, I was going to read anyway - so I signed up. I'll probably post here and ignore all the Twitter sprints and what nots. No better way to start the year than with a week long #readathon amirite? 😄 📚

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Eggs Well done! 3w
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Eggs Yes! Nicely done 🧡🧡 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Making a new year's resolution to post more on Litsy again. This interesting challenge should help me out! (I never make it through the whole month with these things, but I'll give it a shot.)

#BeginsWith

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are happy you are joining us!! 🙌🏻💛📚 3w
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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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'He was a middle-aged child that had never shed its baby fat, though some gifted tailor had almost succeeded in camouflaging his plump and spankable bottom.'

LeahBergen 😆😆 That‘s great. 3w
Cathythoughts I‘d love to read the book. I Imagine it to be a very different vibe from that in the movie. ( loved the movie too) 3w
Leniverse @LeahBergen This is a book of great descriptions and ridiculous names. 😄 3w
Leniverse @Cathythoughts It's been so long since I watched the movie that I don't remember much about it, but I think they got the character of Holly Golightly pretty accurately but changed the story a bit. Def recommend reading! 3w
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Which do I read first?
I can't decide! 😩

#BooknerdProblems #TheStruggleisReal 😆

ravenlee I always go with Mercy - but the other is still sitting on my shelf unread, so I can‘t judge fairly. 1mo
TrishB I enjoyed the left! Not read any Biggs! 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I loved, loved, loved House in the Cerulean Sea. 1mo
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My Pretties | Jeff Strand
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My prettiest book gifts this year. 🤩😍

Looking forward to reading the TJ Klune.
Persuasion is due a re-read, and I now have 4/6 of the Jane Austen Penguin Clothbound editions.

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit | Jeanette Winterson
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Excellent in every way. An unusual coming of age story. Just the right mix of troubling and funny. Need to track down the BBC adaptation next.

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit | Jeanette Winterson
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Everyone else has gone to bed. In the Gladstone Library lounge it's just me, a dying fire, and the wind howling against the walls. And the books. 📚🤓

@scripturient @julesG @squirrelbrain @jenniferw88 @Oryx @TrishB @CGainor3

kspenmoll So festive! 2mo
TrishB Just about still reading in bed 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts Fabulous! Enjoy ❤️ 2mo
Caroline2 Have a fab weekend! 😁 2mo
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The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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Absolutely the best thing that could have come out of Lovecraft's messy xenophobic Red Hook story. And finally a story where the reader can see why trying to wake Cuthulhu from his slumber might appeal.

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The final volume! For a while I was worried that the series would never get a real ending, but as it turns out 20 volumes was exactly long enough. What a journey. All the feels in this one.
Thank you @LibrarianRyan for sending the first vol. to my (strictly speaking too young at the time!) Firstborn years ago. 3/4 of the fam have been following the children of Grace Field House and their battle for survival & freedom ever since.

LibrarianRyan I really need to read this series. It‘s good to know it‘s complete. I‘m pretty sure it was an anime too. 3mo
Leniverse @LibrarianRyan From what I've heard the first season of the animé is good, but then in the second season they decided to do their own thing and completely changed the storyline. So I haven't watched it. 3mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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slategreyskies Oh, jammie dodger!! Yummm!! :) 3mo
squirrelbrain 😋 3mo
TrishB Party rings and jammie dodgers, perfect 😁 3mo
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"The wages of sin is death but so is the salary of virtue, and at least the evil get to go home early on Fridays."

BookwormM Love Pratchett 6mo
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No dear, that would be Athena.
This character is such a super annoying judgey know-it-all, I'm surprised at that mistake.

Also, bored. I don't think cozy mysteries are my genre, but I need one for a reading challenge and I'm halfway through, so I will persevere in a skim read fashion. 🙄

rabbitprincess Ugh, what an error! That would be “yell at the book and immediately abandon it” territory for me 😂 6mo
Leniverse @rabbitprincess I skimmed through the rest. The killer was who I thought it was. Let's just say I have zero inclination to continue the series. 6mo
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Thas | Anatole France

"There are forces, Lucius, infinitely more powerful than reason and science."
"What are they?" asked Cotta.
"Ignorance and folly," replied Aristaeus.

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Une Vie | Guy de Maupassant
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I'm about to read a novel with a female protagonist, and the entire introduction is all about what a manly man the author is. From a long line of manly men even. Robust, masculine, sober style and virile impartiality, vigorous language. He was a soldier too. I don't know... Was Gosse trying to reassure male readers that their masculinity would not be harmed by reading a French book about a woman? 😆

BarbaraBB I think he does! 8mo
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Palestine | Joe Sacco
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Non-fiction in graphic novel form! I've wanted to read this for ages, and finally got around to buying it.

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Oh no...

julesG Famous last words. 😂😂😂 9mo
Nute Never say those words!😕 9mo
Leniverse @julesG @Nute Right?! You'd think Dream was old enough to know better, since he basically predates the planet. But he does have that emo teen thing going on, so I guess maybe it takes a lot for him to learn. 😆 9mo
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This book is netting me so many squares in the @DeweysReadathon #Bingo!

I should just change into PJs and do a 60min sprint in a different location while I'm at it!

#readathon #goingforblackout

LiteraryinLawrence So I didn‘t look at the board at first and interpreted your comment as doing a 60 minute running sprint rather than a reading one! I was like, whoa, she is way more active than I am during her readathons! 😋 9mo
Leniverse @LiteraryinLititz 🤣 If I tried to sprint for 60 minutes I would probably drop dead. 😬 I could do a 60 minute walk with an audiobook though. Let's just say that I'm built for endurance, not speed. 😅 9mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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I have my #tbr #stack ready for the weekend‘s #24hourreadathon 😁 Although I might have to expand it as I need a one word title for #Bingo 🧐

#readathon #deweys #allthehashtags

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The game board is really conspiring against my return to the Hebrides and the Lewis trilogy. 😆 First book in 3rd person, then graphic novel, then book to movie, and now book with diversity. But at least it's giving me the nudge I needed to finally read The Hate U Give, which has been languishing on my shelf for two or three years. 🙄

rockpools Fun! Fairly sure THUG is still unread on my kindle too. What‘s the game? 10mo
Leniverse @rockpools It's the pre-readathon warm-up game for @DeweysReadathon which is coming up in a fortnight. You just print it out and play. Link is in the Goodreads group, but possibly on their website too. 10mo
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Unnatural Death | Dorothy L. Sayers

"To the person who has anything to conceal - to the person who wants to lose his identity as one leaf among the leaves of a forest - to the person who asks no more than to pass by and be forgotten, there is one name above others which promises a haven of safety and oblivion. London.
(...)
London, whose rather untidy and grubby bosom is the repository of so many odd secrets. Discreet, incurious and all-enfolding London."

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Unnatural Death | Dorothy L. Sayers

"'Was it Voltaire who said that the English had three hundred and sixty-five religions and only one sauce?'
'Judging from the War Tribunals,' said Parker, 'I should say that was an understatement. And then there's America - a country, I understand, remarkably well supplied with religions.'"

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Unnatural Death | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Continuing my påskekrim reading after a quick detour to read some Sandman. We're playing the @DeweysReadathon board game, and I landed on graphic novel. Now I'm on book to movie/TV and mysteriously the Lewis trilogy has not been adapted for the screen. I don't get it, it's so visual it's like reading a TV show. But no worries, I have a Lord Peter mystery I don't think I've read yet (or if I did it was years ago).

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Meh. Way more romance than murder investigation. Which doesn't have to be a bad a thing, but the writing was all over the place; plot points thrown in left and right and a style that was either purposefully disjointed or accidentally full of tiny continuity errors.