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Rbabyblue

Rbabyblue

Joined November 2018

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June wrap-up (books i‘ve read or finished in June)

Last month I included Henry Hamlet‘s Heart and Th Cousins in my monthly wrap up but realized that I actually read them in June, that‘s why they‘re repeated here s well lol.

#junewrapup
#junereads

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new books!
i had already started the priory of the orange tree as an ebook when it first came out, but I got distracted and never picked it up again even though i had liked it, so I decided to get the physical book and try again

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May wrap-up (books I read/finished in May)

I don‘t know why goodreads decided to log the Saga volumes like this, but I actually read them in the right order lol. And I absolutely loved them!! The last one ended on a big shocker so i‘m really really anticipating the next volume. I could purchase the single editions 🤔 but I‘d rather wait for the whole thing to be released

#maywrapup
#mayreads

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April wrap-up - books I read/finished in April

I‘m very happy with the diversity of the genres, especially since I planned on reading more nonfiction, literary fiction, and classics this year.

#aprilwrapup
#aprilreads

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I‘m spending a few months at my sister‘s who has probably never read a book in her life, but recently bought this one. I found it on my nightstand as I moved into my designated room, so I‘ll guess I‘ll be reading a few pages each day before going to sleep lol

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March wrap-up - books I read/finished in March
I didn‘t read as many books as i‘d wished, thanks brain fog, but i‘m still satisfied with my little collection.
The book I liked the most would probably be Young Mungo or The Empire of Gold, and the one I liked the least is The Spanish Love Deception.

#marchwrapup #marchreads

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I went to the bookstore after my morning shift and got these ☺️

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Acts of Desperation | Megan Nolan
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Here‘s my February wrap-up! I‘m tagging the book that stayed with me the most, not counting The Wicked King, as we all know it‘s one of my all time favorites and this was just a reread.
#februaryreads
#febwrapup
#februarywrapup

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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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This was one of my most anticipated 2021 reads but I haven‘t picked it up yet since I saw a lot of people being disappointed with it, including some of my favorite booktubers. I‘m so curious though about what‘s so bad about it, and I‘m actually hoping I would like it as much as I liked the author‘s previous book, despite the lukewarm/bad reviews I‘ve read.

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Book of Night | Holly Black
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just preordered my copy!

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The Empire of Gold | S. A. Chakraborty
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Last one! I‘m very curious about the Netflix adaptation that‘s been announced, I hope it‘s good and I especially hope they don‘t whitewash the cast.

JGadz11 I was hoping it would be made a movie one day - a NetFlix series is even better! What an incredible world the author has created.✨ 3w
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The Kingdom of Copper | S. A. Chakraborty
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I haven‘t been able to read not one book during January because I caught Covid (how I caught it is still a mystery) and, being immunocompromised, my butt was kicked. I still have symptoms but at least the brain fog lifted, so I‘m trying to get back into the rhythm with the Daevabad trilogy. I‘m reading book 2, The Kingdom of Copper.

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just me with my lil desk and my lil books 😗

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I finally received my signed copy of the Cardan novella! I‘m so excited to read it! But I‘m starting exams tomorrow so I‘ll have to wait until next weekend before I can start it 😞

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time for the sequel!

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Took me long enough!

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Hey yall! Sorry again for being MIA! Hope everyone is doing well 💓

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Madame Bovary | Flaubert, Gustave
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Book 7 of the Popsugar Reading Challenge (a book with a pink cover)

We had to read this book for my French lit class in high school, but I was more interested by YA dystopian books as a teen so I had just skimmed through it and don‘t remember much about it.
It was convenient to find a free version on the apple bookstore with a pink cover!
And naturally, I‘ll have to read it in French to preserve authenticity.
#popsugarreadingchallenge

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Book 6 of the Popsugar Reading Challenge (a book with a map)
I‘ve been so excited to read this book but its length intimidated me for so long. I haven‘t read a long book in a minute. A buddyread goodreads group is breaking it down into parts as botm so I couldn‘t miss the chance to participate!
#popsugarreadingchallenge

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Book 5 of the Popsugar Reading Challenge (a book with more than 20 letters in its title)

I‘ve been in a slump (+ I have a horrible cold 😩), I hope this one will get me out of it!

#popsugarreadingchallenge

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Book 4 of the Popsugar Reading Challenge (a book with only words on the cover, no images or graphics)
#popsugarreadingchallenge

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Scarlet | Marissa Meyer
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Book 3 of the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2020 (A book with a robot, cyborg or AI character)

I have decided to finish the lunar chronicles series which I had started last year, I hope it‘s as good as people say!
#popsugarreadingchallenge

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Book 2 of the Popsuagr Reading Challenge 2020 (A book by a trans or nonbinary author)

I meant to read this book in December but a lot of things happened that prevented me from reading at all. I‘m glad this fits a 2020 prompt tho! And yes, I‘m recycling the picture 🤭🤷🏻‍♀️
#popsugarreadingchallenge

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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Book 1 of the Popsusgar Reading Challenge 2020 (A book about a book club)

First read of 2020, let‘s do this
#popsugarreadingchallenge

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Hello! I‘ve been pretty busy this month so I haven‘t been active here :(
I‘m about to start this book but it‘s already late so I‘ll probably only read a few pages now.

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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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#currentlyreading
Just started this one while waiting for some x-ray results. Thank god for books! I truly hate waiting 😅

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I was cooking while listening to an audiobook and my attention was scattered, so I absentmindedly turned the immersion blender on while my finger was inside as I was trying to get the bits stuck there. Thankfully, I pulled my hand away before any serious damage happened, but the amount of blood was crazy. 😰
The lesson is audiobooks and cooking (especially with blenders) don‘t mix. Lol

TheBookAddict 😳😱 oh no! I hope you feel better. May it heal fast. 💕💕💕 3y
Rbabyblue @TheBookAddict thank you! 💕 3y
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I‘m feeling better today. Let‘s do this

Caroline2 I loved this series! 😍 3y
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These past few days have been pretty rough, my (mental and physical) health has been a mess and I haven‘t had a good night‘s sleep in over a week, so my brain and eyes have not been able to focus on a book at all :( it‘s really frustrating.
I‘m comforting myself with some camomile tea and a disney movie

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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1. Six of crows by Leigh Bardugo
2. Time manipulation for sure
3. Scorpio ♏️
4. I don‘t have any plans other than going on a brunch or lunch date with my girlfriend before she goes back home
5. 💕💕 (should I tag people?)

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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I didn‘t have time to go to the bookstore (okay, I didn‘t feel like it #lazyaf ) so I purchased the ebook instead. If it turns out that I like this one a lot, I‘ll go get the physical copy + the rest of the series.

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I have an exam tomorrow and I just can‘t seem to focus! I‘m so not ready 😩
Wish me luck!

Balibee146 Good luck.... You probably have more retained than you think. Hope it goes well xxx 3y
Rbabyblue @Balibee146 thank youu! I hope so! 3y
Emilymdxn Good luck! Sending prayers/good thoughts whichever you‘re more into! The part right before the exam is always the hardest I find, once you go in it‘s often easier 3y
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Rbabyblue @Emilymdxn thank you! It‘s the first exam of the semester and I haven‘t gotten used to the school rhythm yet lol 3y
ONH Qu‘est-ce que vous étudiez? 3y
Rbabyblue @ONH je suis en M1 Psychologie 😄 3y
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I‘m ready to suffer. Bring it on Sarah J Maas

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The Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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I regret going back to this series, because it blindsindedly ruined me. I didn‘t expect to get sucked into it, especially after the first book left me with only a meh feeling, but that was because I hadn‘t known the characters well enough yet. But now I do, and I need more! Why was it over and why was it so short? The one thing I have to say is that it was very rushed, but that didn‘t stop me from enjoying it till the very last word. #bookhangover

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I made blueberry muffins (first time) and my girlfriend made some chocolate m&ms ones 😋

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The cruel prince was a 3 star read for me, but seeing the queen of nothing everywhere and the 4.46 goodreads rating of the wicked king got me curious about the rest of the series, so here I go!

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Heavy Vinyl | Carly Usdin
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Adding a graphic novel to the mix wouldn‘t hurt, would it?

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The #popsugarreadingchallenge 2020 is out! I‘m about to start planning my books, although I might not stick to them lol. Are any of you participating? Also i‘m open to suggestions for all prompts ☺️

Emilymdxn Omg that‘s so exciting! I need to do some brainstorming this evening! 3y
Rbabyblue @Emilymdxn there are some really good prompts too! It‘ll push me out of my comfort zone for sure, and I‘m looking forward to it lol 3y
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Ok but this is so important! I can‘t even tell you how irritating this is to me! The number of times I have corrected someone on this or I have disregarded an article because of their use of ‘schizophrenic‘ to describe a hypocrite society or something along that line is tremendous, so much that I wanted to center my thesis around the vulgarisation and the misuse of mental illness terms and how they‘re perceived in the collective consciousness. 😤

ImperfectCJ Hear, hear! This is something that really irritates me and that I think both perpetuates and is a symptom of our culture's negative/dismissive view of mental illness. 3y
Emilymdxn Fantastic sentiment and fantastic book! After I read it and spoke about it to people I realised almost no one i knew knew what schizophrenia was at all, just scary ideas from movies. Ideas like this make it so much harder than it needs to be for people to get help and respect. 3y
Rbabyblue @ImperfectCJ @Emilymdxn it really is sad, and it‘s even worse in countries like mine where a big chunk of the population equates schizophrenia to being possessed (as it is discussed in a further chapter of the book, so it‘s safe to assume that it‘s somewhat common in western cultures as well) 🤦🏻‍♀️. I‘m hoping that the subject will be handled and regarded in a more positive and respectful way in the future! 3y
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Emilymdxn What country are you from if you don‘t mind me asking? I think movies and stereotypes of ‘crazy people‘ being murderers in crime shows etc. is a big cause of the problems in the uk at least 3y
Rbabyblue I‘m from Morocco. And yes definitely! That makes people vilify the person as soon as they‘re diagnosed with any type of psychosis, which makes the patient suffer repulsion instead of support from others. I have seen many cases like these during my internships and it‘s pitiful. 3y
ImperfectCJ @Rbabyblue @Emilymdxn Same in the US. It's becoming more acceptable to talk about depression and anxiety, but there seems to be a line when it comes to psychosis. Also, people seem unable to imagine someone committing certain types of crime if the perpetrator isn't "insane" or "evil," which has echoes of the idea of possession, now that I think about it. This book's on my TBR; I really need to pick it up! 3y
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My nonfiction pick for the week

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Also, I have decided to read more than one book at a time: 1 fiction, 1 non fiction and 1 classic. This is (obviously) the classic. Lol

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I Dare You | Sam Carrington
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I have been going through a reading slump lately so my ARCs have been piling up and collecting dust, so now‘s the time to tackle them, starting with this bad boy!

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In the mood for a short read

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I caught a cold and couldnt focus on reading at all! So I spent the whole day binge watching TV shows #zombiemode

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I didn‘t want to associate the series with the foul mood and feelings I had these past couple of days, so now that I‘m feeling a little better, it‘s time to get into it.

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Is it too late to join #litsypartyofone and #24b4monday ? I had planned to participate but I had a really really bad day and couldn‘t focus on anything ☹️

wanderinglynn It‘s never too late. It just started at midnight, so plenty of reading hours left between now and Monday. 😀 And I hope your evening and weekend get better. 💜 3y
Rbabyblue @wanderinglynn it‘s actually past midnight here so it‘s already Saturday :( but maybe i could pretend i‘m in a different time zone hahah. And thank you I hope so too! (edited) 3y
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My sister got me this #ironman plush pillow. So cute!

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue | Maggie Stiefvater
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Halfway there!

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Oh and I also got these books last week! As it was obvious in my previous post, I started with The Raven Boys.
Also, I usually start a series then take breaks between the books, which makes me not go back to them after a while. So I have decided to start reading series back to back before getting into something else.