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Lyssa131330

Lyssa131330

Joined May 2016

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
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From Here On, Monsters | Elizabeth Bryer
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This book sounded so promising but it was a mishmash of plot ideas without a clear resolution. There were so many plot points brought up that were never addressed and the whole experience was unsatisfying. 1 1/2⭐️s

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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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Yay! I‘ve had this book on my TBR for ages so I‘m thrilled it‘s the free book of the week on the Australian iBooks store

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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I am loving this book so far 😂

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Black Spring | Alison Croggon
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I‘m not sure how a retelling of Wuthering Heights with witches and wizards managed to be boring but there you go. I finished, but it was a struggle

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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I enjoyed this so much more than the grisha trilogy. It had complex three dimensional characters that I cared about and an action packed plot that kept me guessing. The ending was satisfying and sweet without being too neat. Pick for sure

PaulaNovotna Me too! I found the characters were much more enjoyable and loveable. 2mo
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Wyrd Sisters | Terry Pratchett
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Husband did alright 😍 #birthdayswag

julesG Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎁🍫💐🎈🎊 Great tote! 3mo
Lyssa131330 @julesG Thank you! 3mo
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Congrats @Megabooks ! I read the tagged book every summer #25etsy

Megabooks That‘s great that you have a tradition! Thanks for entering! 4mo
Lyssa131330 Thanks for the opportunity 💙 4mo
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The Wolf's Call | Anthony Ryan
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What to do? I loved the Raven‘s Shadow trilogy so I can‘t decide between reading and dealing with the frustration of a wait between books or waiting to read the first one until he finishes the series and dealing with the frustration of pretending a favourite author isn‘t out there writing more books 🤔 #booklife #hardchoices

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Well I know what I‘m asking for this Christmas #juniperbooks

Caroline2 Oh my.... 😍 5mo
Mishu94 Omg this is so beautiful!!!! 😍😱😱 4mo
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My local library organised a talk from one of my favourite feminist writers as part of the city‘s current festival of the arts. This is the first time I‘ve been able to go to something like this and I really enjoyed it. As well as getting to listen to the inspiring and personal talk with Clementine I got her to sign my copy of Fight Like A Girl and she was lovely #authorcrush #feminism

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It‘s always a good time for Peppa Pig

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Night Watch | Terry Pratchett
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I‘ve been wondering which #Discworld book to re-read but I‘ve just realised the date and suddenly the answer is obvious #theglorious25thofmay #howdotheyriseup #gnuterrypratchett

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Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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This is one of those times when I wondered if I read the same book as everyone else. While the true story that inspired Heather Morris is amazing, I found the fiction she created from it boring and badly written. I would have bailed if I wasn‘t reading it for book club #unpopularopinion

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I love Angie Thomas. While this book didn‘t pack the same emotional punch as THUG, there is a beautiful honesty to her characters that makes them realistic and very compelling. Go Bri!

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Electronic book haul. All my library holds have come in at once. Super excited for the tagged book, The Hate U Give was my favourite read from last year

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I can see what all the fuss is about now. I read this one for my book club and I‘m so pumped to discuss it. What a beautiful book. I loved watching Eleanor grow and learn to accept her past and her worth as a person

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Went in for one book, came out with three. Not bad, really #bookhaul

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Zombies Vs Unicorns | Holly Black, Justine Larbalestier
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A book with wildly varying short stories; all well written but so different in tone. Much to my surprise, I found myself on #teamzombie by the end

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Groundhog Day with murder. I don‘t know if fun is the right word for such a dark book but i found it very enjoyable to read.

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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It‘s probably bad that I‘m identifying strongly with Murderbot, isn‘t it? #recharge #introvertsunite #butseparately 😋

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They are supposed to be getting dressed for the shops but how do I get mad when books were the holdup? #reader

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Time to introduce my sister in law to SJM. This is my DIY book box for Christmas. I had so much fun putting this together, I want to keep half (all) of it for myself 😍

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Lord of the Rings | J R R Tolkein
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It‘s time for the annual re-read! With a new edition ready to be destroyed by reading it in the pool and a beautiful bookmark from Ink and Wonder

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Finally completed the @bookriot reading challenge for this year! I‘ve had so much fun doing this one. I‘ll be a few categories off finishing the #popsugar challenge but I‘ve read some fantastic books over the year. Tagged book was my favourite read from this list

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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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Wow😍😍😍! Finished it (not a small task with nearly 1000 pages) and I feel pretty satisfied with how SJM ended the series. Now I just have to figure out how to deal with my massive book hangover 😋 #tog #kingdomofash #trashformaas

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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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This was much harder to get my hands on than it should have been (it doesn‘t matter what the store website says if they haven‘t unpacked the box). I‘ve been holding off on a re-read until I knew I could finish the story. Now it‘s go time! #trashformaas #tog #kingdomofash

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The Empire of Ashes | Anthony Ryan
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I can‘t in good conscience recommend the Draconis Memoria series to anyone. You will lose too much sleep, Ryan is the master of the end of chapter cliffhanger. I‘m too old (or my kids are too young) for me to be up all hours of the night and my partner hates me waking him up by yelling at my book 😋#reallyilovedit #justonemorechapter #draconismemoria #anthonyryan #steampunk #dragons

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I requested this as an interlibrary loan for #23 on the 2017 Read Harder challenge and never heard anything. It turns out my library bought it for me and forgot to tell me. I‘m not that into poetry but my obligation read turned out to be moving and thought provoking. This is why I enjoy challenges, even the seemingly unenjoyable prompts 😊. Keep up the good work @bookriot

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Confetti? For me? Pre-baby me would not have been impressed with this but post-baby me is very proud of herself 😊

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RaimeyGallant Looking forward to trying this series on audio. :) 2y
Lyssa131330 @RaimeyGallant I haven‘t tried it on audio, I hope you enjoy it. The second book in the series is my fave 2y
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What a great read. Now I need to catch up with all my friends so I can force them to read this 😋

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What a unique book. Beautifully written, I ended up with so many highlighted passages that I couldn‘t pick just one to share. Hard to read in parts but I enjoyed it all. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

KateFulfordAuthor Nice cover too ;-) 2y
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Just Macbeth | Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton
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"What's this? Is this a dagger I see before me, the handle towards my hand? Come, let me clutch thee: I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible to feeling as to sight? Or art thou but a dagger of the mind, a false creation proceeding from the Wizz-Fizz'd brain?"

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"I love you right up to the moon and back"

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Fight Like A Girl | Clementine Ford
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I devoured this book. It made me laugh, cry and get really angry but I feel so empowered now that I've finished it. Watch out all, loud feminist coming through! #feminism #clementineford #readwomen

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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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"LET'S GET THERE AND SLEIGH THEM. HO. HO. HO." #christmasread #death #terrypratchett

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The Rithmatist | Brandon Sanderson
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Not a great start but the world building sucked me right in. I'm now keen for the sequel and plan to look into more Sanderson