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ShelfRighteous

Joined February 2018

Book 38/40 The problem with reading a good book is that you want to finish the book, but don't want the book to finish😆
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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
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Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia
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1. Ludo. I love board and card games 🎲
2. Has to be Bhutan😍
3. I had originally planned to read around 50 books and I'm at 38, I think it's still achievable
4. Cant think of any🤔
5. Mention a few holiday traditions you had while growing up/ follow currently 🎄

@howjessreads #friyayintro

AmyK1 We always put the tree up the Saturday after Thanksgiving while listening to Christmas music. That evening we light a fire, no matter how warm it is (we live in the south), make hot chocolate and watch a Christmas movie. 1w
Beatlefan129 I feel like this is more common in the Midwest, but we had St. Nick when I was a kid. You put your stocking out on the first Sat. in Dec. and it would get filled with little gifts 1w
ShelfRighteous @AmyK1 Oh the little things we do as a family are remembered forever when we grow up❤ 1w
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ShelfRighteous @Beatlefan129 My religion does not celebrate Christmas but as kids we also put up a stocking and on Christmas morning it would be filled with gifts! I think I have to be thankful to my parents for being broad minded enough to include this little practise on a festival that we dont normally celebrate! Your answer suddenly reminded me of this when I was a kid❤ 1w
AmyK1 @ShelfRighteous So true. My daughter took that Saturday off work so she wouldn‘t miss out, even though we would have waited for her to get home. She wants the whole day to do everything ❤️ 1w
ShelfRighteous @AmyK1 She must be enjoying this little tradition so much! Such moments give us nostalgia for years to come🤩 1w
vivastory Growing up the Xmas tradition was opening one small gift the weekend prior to Xmas & watching Xmas story. I don't really have a Xmas tradition as an adult. I usually see my family. Although watching the latest star wars became somewhat of a tradition as 3 of the 4 recent movies released right before the holidays & I'd see it after my holiday dinner. Glad I'll be able to do it again this year! 1w
ljuliel We didn‘t do anything out of the ordinary. Decorate the tree , open gifts, bake cookies and have lots of good food. We still do most of that but on a pared down scale. I don‘t bake the cookies. I buy a dessert. After 42 years I really hate cooking. We also don‘t bother with gifts. If we want something we buy it so when the holiday comes , there‘s nothing else we want except a nice meal and peace. (edited) 1w
Jerdencon We have a few - going to see the Rockefeller tree lighting, decorating our tree, going to dinner for Xmas eve, church on Xmas eve 1w
ShelfRighteous @vivastory Oh visiting family after a long time is very special and festivities make it even more so☃️ 1w
ShelfRighteous @ljuliel Its not about doing anything extraordinary, even if it's as simple as having a dessert together, in peace and quiet, I think it qualifies as a tradition if that's your thing❤ Actually I love peace more than all the hustle! 1w
ShelfRighteous @Jerdencon I just looked up that tree and wow! It's so beautiful🤩 I'm sure you guys enjoy this tradition a lot😍 1w
TheLibrarian My parents and I have always gone to my Aunt's for Christmas Eve. Sadly it's gone from a dinner to mostly appetizers (not a fan). 1w
Bklover Matching pajamas for all of us to open Christmas Eve! 1w
ShelfRighteous @TheLibrarian Oh no🙈 Even I look forward to food more than the occasion itself😛 1w
ShelfRighteous @Bklover Oh❤ I wish I could do that here in India even tho I dont celebrate Christmas! (PS I love those Christmas sweaters too that everybody hates, but Mumbai's weather is so darn humid all the time we cant even wear a simple full sleeved tshirt here😐) 1w
wanderinglynn On Christmas Eve, we ate seafood and opened one present. The rest were opened on Christmas Day. 1w
ShelfRighteous @wanderinglynn That's a unique one! 💫 1w
ImperfectCJ I always looked forward to my kid-jobs for holiday meals: tearing up the toasted bread to make the turkey stuffing, opening the can of cranberry sauce, and putting together the relish plate (do other people call it that? Olives and pickles and veggies to snack on while waiting for the big meal). 1w
Emilymdxn My parents and I watch bad rom coms together every evening of the festive period! 1w
ShelfRighteous @Emilymdxn Oh that must be such fun😅 1w
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#KeepLitsyActive @ljuliel

1. That the app is exclusively for posting about books. Each and everything revolves around books and reading🤩
2. Non bookish posts😞
3. Hmm..none that I can think of right now🤔
4. About 4 times a week
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ShelfRighteous 5. Readathons- No becoz they mostly have a set of books you're required to read and my reading is very moody
Swaps- No, mainly becoz I'm not situated in the US which makes it harder
Readalongs- Maybe, haven't tried any
Questionnaires- My fav, I never miss any
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ShelfRighteous 6. Right now I can only think of allowing more text in the caption and some freedom from posting only square images 2w
ljuliel Thanks for responding. It helps to get as many opinions as possible. 💕 2w
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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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1. Neil Gaiman for sure. Tagging my fav Gaiman book😍
2. I would love to ask him how he imagines all these different worlds in his books🤩
3. Very less due to space constraints. About 20 I would say. I would love to have a massive bookshelf of my own someday❤
4. Anyone who wants to join can do so!

@Eggs This was fun! Happy Wednesday!

#wondrouswednesday

Scochrane26 I thought of the same thing w/ Gaiman. He comes up w/ some amazing worlds & situations. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm 🙌💜 to no.1 2w
ShelfRighteous @Scochrane26 Readers for whom books are an escape from the real world or adulting, Gaimans books prove to be treat with all his rich imagination🤩 2w
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ShelfRighteous @erzascarletbookgasm 🙌🏼🙌🏼❤❤ 2w
GlassAsDiamonds Omg you‘re reading the Nevernight!!! (I didn‘t make it past Mr Puddles and am completely torn on what to do with the series now 🤦🏻‍♀️😭🤦🏻‍♀️). Gaiman ...♥️♥️♥️ 2w
ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds Yes I started it and I'm loving it too but I have a slump and i dont even want to look at a book right now😒 Gaiman will always be my fav🤩❤ 2w
GlassAsDiamonds @ShelfRighteous oh been there!!! In a slump, I manically re-read Kerry Greenwood or, if it‘s really dire, Sherlock Holmes 😂😂😂 2w
ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds 😂😂😂 I need to find some trick like this which cures the slump magically😆 2w
Eggs Thanks for playing 📚👏🏻🤗💕 2w
ShelfRighteous @Eggs Thanks for hosting🙌🏼 2w
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On a Tuesday | L Thomas
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1. Yes! 4 out of 7 books were spooky.

2. I loved Naomi's Room the best🤩

@TheSpineView #two4tuesday

TheSpineView I haven't read Naomi's Room yet. I'll have to add it to my list. Thanks for playing! 2w
ShelfRighteous @TheSpineView It is super creepy😬 if you love a good scare you'll love it 2w
TheSpineView Well then... maybe not. A little creepy is Ok a lot creepy in Not Ok.😋 2w
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ShelfRighteous @TheSpineView Hahah then you better dont read it. I'm a hard core horror fan and even I got scared😬 2w
TheSpineView @ShelfRighteous Thanks for the heads up. You saved me from dreaming about it. 2w
ShelfRighteous @TheSpineView Oh that has happened to me before. Better to stay away from the book then😬 2w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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So The Starless Sea is on shelves today! I loved The Night Circus by Morgenstern and I was waiting for this, and it's already on Storytel India🤩 But, I have already booked a book box based on this book which will have goodies related to the book, so sadly I cant start reading this right away😒

LibrarianRyan I love that cover so much more than the US cover. 2w
ShelfRighteous @LibrarianRyan I think I keep comparing it with The Night Circus' cover and don't like either of them😆 2w
LibrarianRyan @ShelfRighteous That's a good point. Even though i liked the Night circus uk paperback cover best. 2w
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ShelfRighteous @LibrarianRyan All covers of TNC are gorgeous🤩 I wish this cover had a little more detail atleast😁 2w
LibrarianRyan @ShelfRighteous I like that it‘s colorful. I‘m tired of the black, white covers. 2w
ShelfRighteous @LibrarianRyan Hmmm🤔 Black bein my fav color is not helping me here😂 2w
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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1. Nevernight Chronicles Book 1 😬
2. I can't remember, I take atleast 2 days to complete a book, cant read continuously for long 😬
3. Mumbai has nothing called fall, it's just rains, summer and a lil bit of coolness in the name of winter here 😑
It's so amazing to see people get excited about fall tho🤩

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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Beginning November with this series, I've literally heard so many people raving over it, I think I'm ready🤩
Also, I think I'll read Illuminae series next, so this month is dedicated to completing series of books.
Anyone who read either, did you guys enjoy these books?

InBooksILive The Nevernight Chronicles is one of my favorite series! 2w
ShelfRighteous @InBooksILive I have started and it looks promising🤩 2w
InBooksILive @ShelfRighteous i especially loved the snarky foot notes. They always made me chuckle lol 2w
ShelfRighteous @InBooksILive Ooohh yes I'm loving them too! 😆🙌🏼 2w
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1. Anything greasy and fried😐
2. Always! They're a great way to get reading done and sometimes the recital is just a cherry on the cake🎧
3. Mumbai's weather is just weird rn so nothing on that front. Hope to get a lot of reading done tho!
4. We do not celebrate Halloween here in India😬
5. All time fav has to be black. I also love pastel shades.

Happy Friday to everyone! #friyayintro @howjessreads

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Wrap up for October!

1. Naomi's Room- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
2. The Ten Thousand Doors of January- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. Anna Dressed in Blood- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4. Girl of Nightmares- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
5. The Witching Hour- ⭐⭐
6. The PCOD Thyroid Book- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
7. Don't Lose Out, Work Out- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Naomi's Room was my best read for the month and I would highly recommend it if creepy is your jam. That makes it 38 books read this year. Looking forward to an amazing November now!

Happy Halloween! 🎃

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If you ever believed magic existed somewhere, or were told to stop dreaming or be more realistic when you were young, this is the perfect story for you. This is a story that makes you believe in exploring and adventure. It has a slow start, but then pulls you right in. The protagonist, January, experiences pain, loss, grief n growing up to find who she really is n the author describes this journey vividly. A great read for imaginative people.

TheSpineView Sounds good! Stacked! 3w
ShelfRighteous @TheSpineView I hope you like it! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 🖤🖤 3w
ShelfRighteous @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know right! Also when you hold the hard copy under Google Lens, you get to see your own door and the back cover turns into a note from the author. It's so cool🤩 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ShelfRighteous wow!! That‘s cool!!! 3w
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Personal experience 📚🤩🤓

Hazel2019 Very true!! 📚 😁 3w
ShelfRighteous @Hazel2019 I think almost everyone on this app will agree to this quote😃📚 3w
megnews Yes!!! 3w
ShelfRighteous @megnews 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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DONT LOSE OUT, WORK OUT! | Rujuta Diwekar
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Checking in for Week 3 of #BFCr4 !

● Read 4 out of 8 books. Halfway thru my target
● Yoga goal for the week completed
● I'm slowly getting there with meditation. From zero to 4 days a week is surely an improvement
● Managed to avoid junk food on weekdays despite having India's biggest festival (Diwali) going on!
● Cardio goal completed!

Hello teammates @mhillis @GlassAsDiamonds @thegreensofa

@wanderinglynn Thanks for hosting!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making fantastic progress! 3w
ShelfRighteous @wanderinglynn Yesss😬 I was hoping this accountability will help me reach my goals 3w
GlassAsDiamonds Omg how did you avoid sweets during Diwali?!!!? THATS an achievement!!!! 😂👍🏻🥳 (also I love that background!!!) (edited) 3w
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ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds Hahah I simply filled myself with normal food before I could feast on the delicacies. However i could not resist anymore and have been binging on them since saturday🙈 3w
GlassAsDiamonds @ShelfRighteous 😂😂😂Smart! (But I feel you - Halloween candy for us! I can‘t really participate in much but I volunteered for the complex‘s Halloween and ... the left over candy...!! Let‘s just say, it‘s a great thing I didn‘t add “no junk food” to my goals!!!! 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂). 3w
ShelfRighteous @GlassAsDiamonds Hahaha I think sweets and candies are all of ours weaknesses. Somehow I was hoping this challenge would help me be accountable and indirectly encourage me to develop this habit of not stuffing everything I see into my mouth😆 3w
GlassAsDiamonds @ShelfRighteous - well, sounds like you‘re being conscious of what you‘re eating (although... brutal time to minimise sweets!! 😂😂😂😂). Maybe we make November “no junk food on week days” or something?? 3w
mhillis Oh I love sweets! It‘s hard not to eat too many!! You‘re doing great 👍 3w
ShelfRighteous @mhillis Only people who love sweets know how difficult it is to abstain from them🙈 3w
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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1. Tagged!
2. Yes I do. I can't stand an unkempt bed and it's the first thing I do after I wake up
3. Pizza is always a YES
4. UK 6
5. Everybody is tagged!

Thanks @howjessreads #friyayintro

Happy Friday!

Jerdencon #2 - me too!! 3w
ShelfRighteous @Jerdencon Hehe I just cant ignore it😬 3w
TrishB No 2! Me too 😁 3w
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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🔸️I joined Litsy in Feb '18
🔸️I was looking for an app to document my reading habits & to save my tbr
🔸️Reading more coz litsy introduced me to hundreds of like minded people, & there's no pressure of posting everyday like Instagram
🔸️My all time fav is horror, but nowadays I read a lot of middle grade too. Fav authors are Neil Gaiman, Ania Alhborn, Alice Hoffman to name a few

Happy Wednesday! Anybody can tag along! #wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 📚💕🤗 4w
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On a Tuesday | L Thomas
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Tuesday at my place is over but I love languages, so here it goes

1. I can speak English very well (I think I should consider it foreign since I live in India) apart from 2 of my regional languages. Plus I'm learning Spanish from an app.

2. I have visited just one country till now and it never crossed my mind. Maybe I'll do it in future.

@TheSpineView This was fun! Happy Tuesday!

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Wednesday! 4w
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Checking in for Week 2 of #BFCr4 !!!!

▪︎I completed 2 out of 8 books and am reading 2 more 📚
▪︎Junk food was limited to weekend this time too 🥞
▪︎Theres some progress on meditation. It's not a complete zero like last time 🙈
▪︎Cardio target on point 🏃‍♀️
▪︎Need to stop putting off yoga 🧘‍♀️

Wassup team mates @GlassAsDiamonds @mhillis @thegreensofa How was the week?

@wanderinglynn Thankyou for hosting!!!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great week! Keep up the fantastic progress. 1mo
thegreensofa I did better on meditation too. We just needed this shove! Lol. ❤️❤️ 1mo
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ShelfRighteous @thegreensofa Haha yes! And we'll do even better this week💪🏼 1mo
mhillis @ShelfRighteous You‘re doing great!! I need to post an update 😅 4w
ShelfRighteous @mhillis 😬😬😬 Please do! I hope you're doing well too! 4w
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❤ Mumbai, India
🧡 27 years
💛 I hardly buy new books, I have signed up on Storytel coz there are latest books at a nominal subscription
💚 Married for a few months now
💙 She/Her
💜 I just Googled bookstragram names, so creative 😬😆

It's such fun getting to know fellow Littens🤩 @JoScho

#gettingtoknowyou

JoScho Thanks for joining in ☺️❤️ 1mo
InBooksILive I love your Litsy handle! 😊 1mo
ShelfRighteous @InBooksILive Heheh thanks🙈 Yours is so apt for readers🤩 1mo
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Now Entering Addamsville | Francesca Zappia
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1. The Ten Thousand Doors of January and Now Entering Addamsville

2. The Nevernight Series

3. Naomi's Room. It was awesomely creepy👻

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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I had heard a lot about this book before starting. And then the first chapter itself describes the experience of a new book so well. This looks like a promising read🤩

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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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Mehso-so

This one not just disappointed me but annoyed me too. After reading 1200 pages for over 10 days, you just realise that the story was built up for nothing. The protagonist just acts out of her character in the last chapter leaving you wondering what the hell happened. This doesn't get a complete PAN from me just because the story was actually good up until the author decides to ruin it in the last 20 pages. Not continuing this series anymore.

Cinfhen 1200 pages!???!!! 😱 1mo
ShelfRighteous @Cinfhen Yes!!! I'm not a slow reader and it still took me more than a week to get it done. I want my time back😒 1mo
Cinfhen I don‘t blame you!!! That sucks!!! And a week is a pretty quick pace 🙌🏻 1mo
ShelfRighteous @Cinfhen 🙌🏼 🙌🏼 1mo
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I would definitely want to experience my favourite books for the first time again🤩 I dont think I enjoy reading books very fast, I have to savor them🤓

ShelfRighteous @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh the number of books you'll be able to read🤩 1mo
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Hard Targets | John Ostrander
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Checking in for #BFCr4 Week 1!
●Books- 1.5 out of 8
●Junk Food- On target, weekend out of 7 days
●Meditation- Downright disaster this one, will try to make it up in next weeks
●Cardio- I'm very proud of myself to overachieve the target
●Yoga- 2 out of 3 days but I'll complete the target next week

How was your week @GlassAsDiamonds @mhillis @thegreensofa

@wanderinglynn Thanks for hosting!

thegreensofa Wow! That‘s fantastic! I wish I had a 7/5, I‘m going to use that as an inspiration. Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻✨💛💛💛 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! 1mo
ShelfRighteous @thegreensofa Yess! We can do it💪🏼 1mo
ShelfRighteous @wanderinglynn 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 1mo
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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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1. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. That book is neverending🤕

2. Dont use a library😬

3. Read from your fav genre or re-read your fav book. If it makes you feel comfy you'll surely start reading again.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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1. Enjoyed the said series. Also I want to read Nevernight series by Jay Kristoff
2. Supernatural, but I stopped watching after season 9
3. No
4. Nothing planned as of yet but I'll surely have some junk food
5. A big NO. I got the reading bug from my mom. Dad will only read what's work related.

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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My speed automatically multiplies as I reach the end 🥴

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On a Tuesday | L Thomas
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1. I have an app called My Library(Android) which has all my read, reading and tbr books. Apart from that I add it here on Litsy 📚🤓

2. It completely depends on my mood. If a blurb entices me enough it becomes my next read. I cannot make monthly tbrs at any point😬

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 1mo
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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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I started this series today but I'm not sure, this book is so big! Any thoughts from anyone who has read and enjoyed this? I'm already past chapter 2 and it has somewhat managed to hold my attention, but it's a slow start for sure.

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Naomi's Room | Jonathan Aycliffe
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I binged this book in two sittings, it was an absolute page turner. The first half was very creepy, giving spine chills on every page. The second half is downright disturbing, and this coming from someone who reads a lot of horror should warn you about this book. Be sure to have sleepless nights if you pick this one up, but then it also may not be everyone's cup of tea. 💯 marks for being unsettling.

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Naomi's Room | Jonathan Aycliffe
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Halfway through this book and I can say it's lived up to my expectations. Every page has already given me chills or goosebumps and if it continues this might as well be at the top of my fav horror books.

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This is my first time participating and these are my goals for #BFCr4 !
I always struggle with keeping up with habits and I think this accountability will help me🙂

Thankyou @wanderinglynn for organising and hello to my teammates @GlassAsDiamonds @mhillis @thegreensofa Let's do this! 🙌

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1mo
mhillis So glad to be in a group with you!! Great goals!! Let‘s do this 💪 1mo
ShelfRighteous @wanderinglynn Thankyou! And thanks for doing all the work❤ 1mo
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ShelfRighteous @mhillis Yaaas! 🙌🏼💪🏼 1mo
GlassAsDiamonds Oohh!! Team!! Hi! 😊😊😊😊 First for me too 😊😊😊 1mo
mhillis @GlassAsDiamonds Hi!! How exciting!! 😁🥳 1mo
KathyWheeler I hope you enjoy it! I‘ve loved these challenges; the support has been great , and, if you find you need to adjust your goals (which I did) you get support for that too. 1mo
ShelfRighteous @KathyWheeler That's awesome! I'm so looking forward to this🤩 1mo
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Girl of Nightmares | Kendare Blake
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This was even better than the first book. The writer has managed to give the story a satisfactory ending, which I was much skeptical about. The only thing that irked me was that Cas seemed so off about everything, even freezing during important moments. New character added is also completely justified and does not feel forced. Overall a good read.

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1. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. I wish I can experience that book all over again. 🧙‍♀️
2. Grey👕
3. I interviewed at a Fortune 500 company. And it actually went well😆
4. Yes and yes 😙🤞
5. On it❤

#friyayintro @howjessreads

umbrellagirl Congratulations on your interview. Hope you get the call! 1mo
ShelfRighteous @umbrellagirl Thankyou so much and I hope so too! 🤞 1mo
wanderinglynn 🤞🏻 you get good news on the job! 1mo
ShelfRighteous @wanderinglynn Thankyou❤🤞 1mo
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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake
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First spooky read of October, done! I was hooked the moment I read this blurb on IG. For a horror fan, it was pretty difficult to not start reading it immediately. Also, I love the cover art, its fantastic. Now onto d story, I loved Blake's writing, d story is engaging and keeps you sucked in. As for the creepy quotient, it does manage to scare you at some points. What pleased me that it was not a repetitive horror story involving a bunch of kids.

MrBook Great review! 1mo
ShelfRighteous @MrBook Thankyou 😬 1mo
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Polygamist, Altruist and Introvert Reader here 👓📖📚

What about you guys?

Caroline2 I‘m extrovert and altruistic! 😉 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Caroline2 Wow I wish I could be an extrovert, in real life and in terms of books too! I think I'm just very rigid about not wanting to read some genres 😬 2mo
Caroline2 In real life, I‘m an introvert but with books I love reading new genres or crazy books that I‘d never normally read but someone from Litsy gave a rave review for etc. It keeps me on my toes! 😆 2mo
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ShelfRighteous @Caroline2 Hahah I love it! I should try it sometime😜 2mo
MrBook All the ones on the right. 😆 1mo
ShelfRighteous @MrBook Hahaha looks like completing a book is a task for you🙈 1mo
MrBook Oops, the *other* right! 🙈😆 1mo
ShelfRighteous @MrBook 🙈 shit 1mo
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The Trouble with Wednesdays | Laura Nathanson
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1. Birds are my favourite to photograph. This is a Brahminy Starling clicked at a recent trip.
2. Love to get a hot cup of tea and read. Fortunately my city is blessed with loads of rainfall.
3. Got to give a professional exam. Just chill after that I suppose.
4. Anybody who reads this is tagged. Happy Wednesday!

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs What a lovely photo! Last night I dreamt about a painted bunting just strutting through the living room. They‘re my favorite colors, but I love all the birds 🐦 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Eggs Wow that's a lovely bird! I love when birds come in the house and have a look around, they're generally so curious❤ 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Here's my September wrapup (in no particular order) :

1. Nightbird - ⭐⭐⭐.5
2. Faithful- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. Practical Magic- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4. The Rules of Magic- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5. Tunnel of Bones-⭐⭐⭐⭐
6. The Night Circus- ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Yes, I read 4 books by the same author🙈

Ladygodiva7 Yes and she‘s my favorite author. 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Ladygodiva7 Mine too 🤩 2mo
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Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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This is mostly a feel good and innocent story. Hoffman's writing, as always, is rich with descriptions just like her other works. What disappointed me was the lack of suspense despite the story being based on a witch and her curse. However Hoffman expertly takes ordinary people and weaves magic into their lives, which is why I love all her books. It should be a pick for anyone who believes in magic.

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Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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1. Nightbird by Alice Hoffman. Love it so far!
2. It's easily Rules of Magic. It introduced me to Hoffman and it's magical 🔮
3. I have a bad slump right now so pre deciding is not going to help. Will read whatever holds my attention😁

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Fridays | Andrew Johns
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1. My goal was 40 books and I'm on my 30th book. Seems achievable 😬
2. I'm totally afraid of heights but I cant stop signing up for treks. I seem to like that kind of fear🙈
3. Anything soothing 🎧
4. January ❄
5. High five guys ✋🙌

This was fun @howjessreads #friyayintro

howjessreads Thanks! 🙂 2mo
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Faithful: A Novel | Alice Hoffman
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The book follows Shelby, who makes a mistake when she's just 17 and tries to punish herself for it for the rest of her life. Hoffman's writing instantly sucks you into shelby's life, pitying her, agreeing with her, sometimes mentally yelling to tell her how wrong she is. This is a touching story of someone who thinks is unworthy of even being alive to actually realizing life is far more than a tiny moment or an accident that happened long ago.

llcoolnate Wow this is a pretty important concept! Sounds like an interesting read! 2mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 and it has a fantastic cover. 2mo
ShelfRighteous @llcoolnate True! It taught me to value what I have in life rather than crying over what I dont have 2mo
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ShelfRighteous @TrishB This was my 3rd Alice Hoffman and I think I have a new go-to author now. Have you read anything else by her? Would love recommendations🙂 2mo
TrishB This is my fave 2mo
TrishB And this one- you might have read these of course! 😁 2mo
ShelfRighteous @TrishB Thankyou so much! I'll definitely check these out ❤❤❤ 2mo
llcoolnate @ShelfRighteous sounds awesome! 2mo
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Five Feet Apart | Rachael Lippincott
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Tanisha_A So detailed and pretty! 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Tanisha_A I know right!?! 2mo
sudi Pretty 💖 2mo
ShelfRighteous @sudi ❤❤❤ 2mo
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Okay so I have missed two days in a row but here's my #covercrush for Day 5 of #7days7covers

Anyone who wishes to post can do so.

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The Muse: A Novel | Jessie Burton
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My #covercrush for Day 4 of #7days7covers

Tanisha_A Ooh that typewriter! 😍 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Tanisha_A The more you stare, the more objects you find🤣❤ 2mo
DivineDiana I was going to choose this one too! It‘s lovely! 2mo
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ShelfRighteous @DivineDiana You should post it too✌ 2mo
DivineDiana 🤔🙂❤️ 2mo
marleed I bought this based on the cover! 2mo
ShelfRighteous @marleed Haven't we all done it some time or the other🙈😬 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I have this on my tbr! 2mo
sudi 😍 2mo
ShelfRighteous @erzascarletbookgasm Me too! Hope to get to it soon🤩 2mo
ShelfRighteous @sudi Isnt it gorgeous🤩 2mo
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The Near Witch | V. E. Schwab
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It's a witchy kind of month for me🧙‍♀️ Started this today.

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My #covercrush for Day 3 #7days7covers

@sudi Would you like to join? Post 1 cover everyday for 7 days. No explanations needed. Tag a person each day.

Kalalalatja I just posted this 😅 #greatminds 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Kalalalatja Hahaha it was right at the same moment. #thinkalike 😜😜 2mo
sudi Thanks for the tag💗, i do have a few in mind. I don't own many books so i'll probably post a google image 2mo
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ShelfRighteous @sudi No worries! I do the same, too❤🙌 2mo
Tanisha_A Beautiful! And I was going to tag @sudi next, and yay! 😁 2mo
sudi @Tanisha_A thanks 😘 2mo
sudi And this cover is so beautiful ❤ 2mo
sudi @Tanisha_A i was going to tag you but then i saw you already posted 😆 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Tanisha_A Ohhh I got to her first😜 2mo
ShelfRighteous @sudi Isnt it tho🤩 2mo
Nute This cover is gorgeous! 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Nute I'm actually put off reading the book lest its cover gets spoilt😜🤣 2mo
Nute I‘ve actually been there before...so much so that I waited for and then purchased the paperback upon release for the reading experience.😂 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Nute Oh shit🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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Here's my #covercrush Day 2 #7days7covers

Hey @naj would you be up for it? Post 7 covers for 7 days. No explanations needed. Tag a new person everyday😊

Tanisha_A Ahhh! I have always wanted to own this edition. 😍 2mo
batsy Pretty 💚 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Tanisha_A Dont we want to have every book there is🙈😍 2mo
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ShelfRighteous @batsy Yeaaa🤩 2mo
BarbaraBB Nice cover and I love your profile pic! 2mo
ShelfRighteous @BarbaraBB Thankyou so much🙂 2mo
Naj Thanks for the tag! I'm up for it. Would probably have to catch up on the days I missed though. What is it, day three now? 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Naj No it's when you start. It's my day 3 today but you can start today and continue for 7 days 🙂🙂 2mo
Naj @ShelfRighteous oh okay. Thanks 😊 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Naj ❤🙌 2mo
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Finding Audrey | Sophie Kinsella
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It's an honest look at the life of a teenage girl suffering from severe anxiety. I loved Audrey's crazy family, who fight all the time but love each other all the same. I'm glad this book does not show audrey having miraculous recovery at the end, in fact shows how its often a one step forward and two step back process. The fact that what actually happened to Audrey is not revealed makes me a lil bit mad tho. Also, we all need a friend like Linus.

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Because I read The Rules of Magic first and was completely enchanted by it, this was a little bit disappointing. I was emotionally invested in the prequel which failed to happen for this book. Still a pick, managed to finish this book in one day. Definitely looking forward to more Alice Hoffman.

Tanisha_A #covercrush on this one! 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Tanisha_A Yeahhh😍 2mo
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On a Tuesday | L Thomas
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1. I started regular reading in May this year so it was only 40 books till year end. But I'm happy coz I have already completed 27 and currently reading 2 more😊

2. So many🤣🙈 But the most important is regular exercise and building a certain level of fitness. I really wish I can accomplish it this year.

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView Thankyou!😊

TheSpineView So much to do and so little time!🤪 Thanks for playing! 2mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Thankyou so much for the tag @Tanisha_A

@batsy I tag you to post 7 covers you love for 7 days. No explanation needed. And also use the tags. You up for it? 🙂

#covercrush #7days7covers #day1

Cinfhen Love this one too!!!!! 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Cinfhen Isnt it pretty?❤ 2mo
Cinfhen We all posted water themed covers today @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @KarenUK 💙 2mo
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ShelfRighteous @Cinfhen Wow that's a brilliant observation 🤩 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve always been drawn to the ocean 🌊 I found it very calming and peaceful 🙏🏻 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Cinfhen That's true for me too! Any natural water body makes me feel calm😊 2mo
batsy It's very pretty! And thank you for the tag ☺️ 2mo
ShelfRighteous @batsy 🤩🙌 2mo
Tanisha_A 😍 like a painting! 2mo
ShelfRighteous @Tanisha_A Yessss! The vibrant colors against the black background🤩 2mo
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