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MissLucyIrene

MissLucyIrene

Joined June 2018

Find me on Insta @misslucyirene
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Moby Dick: bl velryba by Melville Herman
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Love and Curse Making | Kelly St. Clare
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I‘m really excited to get tucked into this one that I picked up at @fictionandfrictionbookseller. Besides from being a local business to me, they specialise in independently published books, particularly in the Romance genre. Even if that isn‘t your thing, they have the cutest accessories, like my new adorable Lehabah pin!

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War and Peace (Revised) | Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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Last minute joining the #whiskyandperseverance read along of War and Peace. Hopefully, I‘ll be caught up by the end of the week.

I‘ve always wanted to read this Russian classic, and a chapter a day is the perfect way. Plus I have a whiskey cast, so it‘s almost the law I join in!

#whiskeyandperseverance #whiskyandperseverance #Tolstoy #leotolstoy #russianliterature #russianliteratureclassic #warandpeace2023 #warandpeace

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Fallen Dragon | Peter F. Hamilton
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This was my second year of not setting a reading goal, and while I know I haven‘t hit the impressive numbers I see on here and BookTok, I‘m still pretty happy with the number I‘ve read.

I‘m a slow reader, with a lot going on and am currently in a massive slump. Hopefully, I‘ll be able to get out of my slump soon, but if I don‘t then that‘s ok too.

I hope that in the new year books bring you joy like they do me, whether you read 1 or 100!

Vansa Even 1 book ,if read and enjoyed, is impressive. You really can't quantify it, so whatever number one reads, in my opinion, is excellent!! 😀 1mo
wanderinglynn Totally agree with @Vansa . This is great! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Mollyanna I concur with previous comments! You did awesome. 🎉🥳🎉. I‘m a slow reader too, and reading slumps suck. Hopefully you have a favorite to pick up to try and get back in your reading groove. 1mo
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Librarybelle You did well…congratulations! 1mo
MoonWitch94 Don‘t compare yourself to anyone else! This is a great achievement. I suffered lots of slumps this year, and it‘s impressive you read ANY. Congratulations 🥳📖🥳 1mo
KateReadsYA That's 2 books a month and perfect for stress free reading if you ask me :) 1mo
Ruthiella It‘s too easy to get caught up in the numbers game on social media. 24 books is awesome! 🤩 1mo
bookaholic1 You did good!!! You picked up books and read, that's what matters...numbers don't matter 1mo
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Fallen Dragon | Peter F. Hamilton
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Some shameless self promotion:

I‘m slowly shifting my writing into my blog - most of it is about books, reading and writing.

Please take the time to check it out as I slowly add pieces!

misslucyirene.com

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I‘m having so much trouble getting my images to show up, all I get is a black box!

So I stole this, as it has been my complete vibe this week.

Ruthiella Excellent sentiment! I do my best to sidestep the seasonal insanity. 😂 2mo
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Given my latest read, when I saw this in the rundown, usually filled with terrible books “little free library” near my work, I immediately picked it up.

Opened it up and ooooffff… the brutality! Poor Sophie! It was so heartfelt!

Maybe I‘m just too sentimental?

#margaretatwood #maddaddam #littlefreelibrary #bookstagram #books

LeeRHarry Nope you‘re not - brutal! 4mo
Ruthiella What if Isobel loved is SO MUCH that Sophie later bought her a beautiful hardbound set of the trilogy for graduation and then encouraged Sophie to set the paperback free ? 4mo
MissLucyIrene @Ruthiella This is what I am going to choose to believe 4mo
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Had to pause my own reading to read this for uni, and all I can say is get on it!

I‘ve never read Atwood before and found her writing clever and humorous. I‘ll be working through her back catalogue asap!

#margaretatwood #burningquestions #bookstagram #book #books #essaycollection #reading

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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So much for not adding to the TBR…

Also, any suggestions for good book blogs? I‘m thinking of starting one, but would like to research first.

julesG There are lots of Littens with a book blog, maybe start with some of those and then widen the scope? I'm just saying this, because I keep forgetting whose blogs I read regularly. 🙈 4mo
MissLucyIrene @julesG Thanks for the suggestion! I have to admit I am always a bit lost with blogging, I‘ll have a look around :) 4mo
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Mythology | E. Hamilton
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Every now and then then you find a place that makes you fall in love with bookstores again… and leaves you broke! Completely worth the trip to visit, and I‘ll be back asap.

I can‘t wait to get stuck in!

@southseasbooks

#margaretatwood #donwatson #edithhamiltonmythology #jeanpaulsarte #bookstagram #books #bookstagrammer #bookstack #bookworm #bookaddict #booknerd #bookphotography

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 🌊 4mo
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Meshell1313 Buckle up! 📚 5mo
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Stacks on stacks!

Also I don‘t want to do my assignments at all today, I just want to finish my book club read: A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Bookwormjillk I had a day like that too. Blah. 6mo
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Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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I first picked up Jane Eyre for a uni course, and I wish we had to read this book as part of it too.

It gave me so much to think about, and while it is a different style and tone to Brontë, I think it helps make the story and the characters of Rochester and “Bertha” that much more interesting.

Finished in a day too, so that‘s a bonus!

#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #penguin #widesargassosea #brontë #jeanrhys #janeeyre #readinaday

KathyWheeler I loved this book and loved getting a story about what might have turned Bertha into the madwoman in the attic. (edited) 6mo
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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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Nothing like a moody boy. Also my notes from my last attempt at reading this are hilarious.

Coincidentally, I‘m also starting to research an article on reading in times of crisis. Does it matter what we read? Should we be so hard on ourselves during these less than fun times? Does loving a trashy read every now and then take away from the act of reading? So many questions and thoughts about this!

#bookstagram #ilovebooks #bookstagrammer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🖤❤️ 6mo
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Bill Bryson is a near perfect companion to a glass of wine by the campfire…

#billbryson #bookstagram #mtcrawford #rockypaddockcampground #carbook #escapefromreality

Suet624 Oh yes. 6mo
LeeRHarry Definitely 😊 6mo
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Zombie Apocalypse! | Stephen Jones
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And now for something completely different…

While the cover is a bit much, and I‘m not all into the more necromancy elements, this book is actually really good.

Basically, a bunch of different writers have written reports, articles, and diaries collated after the zombie apocalypse, and it‘s come together really well. The writing is top notch. I should have read it much sooner.

#bookstagram #zombieapocalypse #tbr #stephenjones #guiltypleasure

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Selected Stories | Anton Chekhov, Anton Pavlovitch Tchekhov
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The perfect start to a Sunday morning!

Really needing a break from American Psycho as I‘m finding it a bit full on. Who knew being in the mind of a psychopath would be so draining!

Also, please take the time to check out my Insta. I‘m much better at posting there! @ misslucyirene

#constantreader #hardcoreliterature #chekhov #bookstagram #hardwaresociete #chailife #journalling

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The perfect combo (not pictured: amazing tunes, immediately spilt tea).
#bookstagram #constantreader #jonesbo

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Codename Villanelle | Luke Jennings
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I am the queen of reading too many things at once… but I just need this long weekend comfort read!

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It | Stephen King
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Reading a bit of the master while I‘m in isolation…
I‘ve definitely had the same thought as Bill Denbrough during class…

tpixie Hope you feel well soon! That book will keep you busy! 10mo
Nute Welcome back to Litsy! It‘s good to see you posting again.🙂 10mo
Jobridge As an English major I‘ve had that thought SO many times. Class discussions got a bit ridiculous sometimes. 10mo
MissLucyIrene @Jobridge Completely. It made me feel very dumb and frustrated, but I still loved it! I‘m even thinking of changing my major to English! 9mo
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Moby Dick: bl velryba | Melville Herman

Sometimes I write about books on Medium. Check out my writing and follow along! https://baos.pub/setting-yourself-a-reading-goal-can-be-the-worst-thing-you-do-b...

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The Stand | Stephen King
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Since my book club no longer exists thanks to Covid, I'm forcing you all to book club with me. Taking on this chonker as part of my top 100 book challenge! #wishicouldreadallday
Follow along on insta @misslucyirene

Juliev Love the cover 12mo
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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What's that? World's most dangerous assassin at only 18? Sure buddy... and two men in love with you? I'm sure you aren't a stand in for the author at all 🙄
But I couldn't put the stupid thing down!
Also pictured, my tiniest and most danderous plant - Edna.

Tonton 🌟🌟Edna❣️ 3y
archaeolibrarianologist The series actually gets good once she gets to the real story. The author is bad about writing whole books to set up the main plot. 12mo
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Surprisingly good for a story about a man with a golden dick. Geralt as a character developed surprisingly well through out the story, it's just a shame that the other characters felt a little lacking in comparison. I'm hoping that they are further developed in subsequent books.

PickwickPlockPlock I gave this book to my husband as Christmas gift. So far he likes it (I will steal it when he's finished). 4y
lauralovesbooks1 That's the best first sentence to a review ever. 4y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @lauralovesbooks1 yes!! I busted out loud laughing at that one! 🤣 12mo
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The Last Tribe | Brad Manuel
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Seriously, the apocalypse couldn‘t have happened to a nicer, more boring group of people. Little to no conflict, easy resolutions, barely any swearing, and no sexual tension. To top it off, it was unbearably long. I found myself thinking if this happened to me, I hope I die ASAP to never be stuck with these people.

Or maybe I am just a bad person....

I can live with that.

LiteraryinLawrence 😅😅 Great review! 4y
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Feel free to add me on Goodreads! I want to see even more of what everyone is reading and what they think of it :)
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/23767634-miss-lucy-irene

candority Just sent you a request! 4y
BridgetteM Just sent you a friend request! 4y
Quirkybookworm Sent! 😊 4y
Birdsong28 Just sent you a friend request 😀📚📖 4y
TaciturnWhenReading Months later...I just sent a request. 😀 4y
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Sometimes it's dangerous to visit a book sale! Where should I start?

Leniverse Oh wow. Start with the shortest one? 😂 So many good books there, but some of them takes quite a while to read! 4y
JackOBotts I really enjoyed The Corrections. Midnight in the Garden...is one I want to revisit. Too many books, so little time. #goodproblems 4y
Gezemice eeny meeny ... 4y
Redwritinghood White Teeth is so good! 4y
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The Essential Kafka | Franz Kafka
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Just some light weekend reading... who else is studying a literature based course?
Find me on insta at miss_lucy_irene :)

shendrix413 Ooohhhhhhh I loved Heart of Darkness! It's been years since I read it though... I might should find my copy and give it a reread 4y
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Who else has a TBR pile like this? #readinggoals #booknook

RainyDayReading 🙋🏼‍♀️ 5y
RamsFan1963 👍 I have a very similar one, my worst nightmare is I'll die before I finish all of them. 5y
laurenlovesliterature 😮😮📚📚📚📚📚📚 5y
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CarolynM Nowhere near as well ordered as this! 5y
AyaOfSiwa Oh, boy... that is a pile ;) 5y
tpixie Wow!! Are those books in crates? 5y
jillannjohn WOW! 5y
Bookishlie I love it!! 5y
Bookishlie @RamsFan1963 Right!! And yet I keep buying more.... 5y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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“This is not what happens to a man. Except now it is.”

This utterly brutal speculative tale begins with young girls developing “The Power” - the ability to deliver painful and deadly electrical shocks with a simple touch. Immediately, the balance of power shifts as men find themselves in the position of women. Alderman crafts her story with a raw truth and left me feeling uncomfortable and challenged. I was left enthralled to the very end.

Jacquililene Nice 👍🏻 5y
vkois88 Great review ❤ 5y
CarolynM Excellent review. I agree she challenges some preconceptions about the differences between men and women, I think that's why some people have reacted negatively to the book. 5y
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MissLucyIrene @CarolynM I can definitely see why some people dislike it, especially men. However, we tend to be uncomfortable with the truth, and it definitely looks at aspects of our nature unflinchingly! 5y
DivaDiane I received this on a swap and am really looking forward to it! 5y
Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy! 5y
BookwormM I loved this book really makes you think 5y
Kayleigh12 I loved this book. I‘m not usually into books that are dubbed feminist but this one was just so interesting and to be frank quite terrifying of what could happen. Glad you enjoyed it too. 5y
kidamy Welcome to Litsy! Thanks for the follow! 💕 5y
MissLucyIrene @Kayleigh12 I found it very interesting how i felt so uncomfortable with the treatment of men by the end. Women have been and in some places still are treated like that, but I accept it as part of life and being female. It left me with so many conflicting feelings, which I guess is the point 😊 5y
SomedayAlmost I do think she wanted to make us uncomfortable. The way in which men who write were treated (in preface as well as Within major storyline) was also quite timely. One of the most creative books I‘ve read in along time! (edited) 5y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Friday night sorted!! Much more taken in by this book than I thought I would be, worth a read and definitely thought provoking.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
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RaimeyGallant I'm audiobooking this right now. 5y
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AWahle Our book club just discussed this book. It really did give us a lot to think about. 5y
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RadicalReader @miss_lucy_irene enjoy the wonderful world of Litsy!! Many marvelous friends to be made here and endless amount of books stacking to the TBR list 5y
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