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ShelvesAndCandles

Joined October 2016

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
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Geekerela | Ashley Poston
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I miss parts of it. I don't miss the actual place. That's never as good as you remember it.

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Annabel Lee: Poem | Edgar Allan Poe
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✨For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; ✨

#EdgarAllanPoe #poetry #AnnabelLee #bookworm #quote

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Steppenwolf | Hermann Hesse

I want to read, but...

I really love reading. However, sometimes I can't find my inspiration for reading. It usually happens after I finish some book which I didn't like, and then I am stuck with another one.
Several days ago I read This Savage Song and I didn't like it, then I re-read Steppenwolf though I love that book, I couldn't find myself enjoying. What is going on?

Q: Anyone with the same problem? Any kind of help is welcome!

Redy2trvl I've gone through this several times. In years past, have gone months without reading. Now, I find if I'm in a big slump or have that "I don't want to read at all" feeling, I head to the bookstore. Even if my TBR stack is piled high, I go there for inspiration. Sometimes you need a new "little black dress" to give you a jolt and a little pep in your step. Hang in there. ? 2y
Cinfhen I like your analogy @Redy2trvl ‼️‼️#ReadingSlumps are the worse 😩I find mindless thrillers or easy #PaletteCleansers usually do the trick! This was a gripping thriller...Have you read 2y
CareBear I also find reading something completely different from what I usually read can kickstart my reading again. 2y
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Notafraidofwords I listen to bookish podcast and it usually gets me out of it. 2y
KrystleTheBookSlayer Yes, that actually happens to me quite a bit, but I'm lucky because my current job allows me to read when it's quiet, which I do or else I get really bored throughout my shift. It kind of forces me out of my reading slump. Sometimes I will choose quick/easy reads, so it's not too much of a commitment when I'm in my slump. 2y
Blaire I have some go tos for slumps. Either a series I know I love - jack reacher, inspector gamache, an Agatha Christie. Or a fave children's literature book. Something I know is quick to get into and will only take a day or so to read. 2y
Bianca I do the same as @Notafraidofwords - reminds me how many books are out there waiting to be read. 2y
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A Girls Best Friend | Lindsey Kelk
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My little friend helped me to finish this book. 😻
I really enjoyed reading A Girl's Best Friend and I loved the fact that Lindsey Kelk included Angela and Jenny in this book since it's all about Tess.

5/5

DebinHawaii Looks like you have a great helper! 🐱❤️ 2y
ShelvesAndCandles @DebinHawaii Yeah, she's amazing. ☺😻💜 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
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Billi Adorable! 😻 Kitty cuddles are the best while reading ❤ 2y
ShelvesAndCandles @Mew_Hime Thank you! ☺ Yeah, I couldn't agree more! 💚 2y
Sace 😻❤️😻❤️ 2y
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Aaand finally it is here with me!

I can't describe how I feel 😵 It's been several weeks since this book came out and it is here with me now.
I re-read I Heart collection by Lindsey Kelk this summer and I was super excited for this one.
It is awesome that I Heart Forever isn't the last book in this collection, the next one will be published in 2019.

What are you reading these days?
Happy reading everyone! 🍀

Birdsong28 Thought this was the last in the series! So excited ❤📖📚 2y
ShelvesAndCandles @Birdsong28 I was thinking that, too but yesterday she said there will be another book! Can't wait! ☺😍 2y
Birdsong28 We still have her standalone next year 2y
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ShelvesAndCandles @Birdsong28 ohmy... 😳 I didn't know that! That's so great! 2y
Birdsong28 @ShelvesAndCandles Have had it pre-ordered since Jan as I get vouchers for Waterstones for Xmas and do a big order so its like getting presents all year 😃 and when I pre-ordered I heart forever I saw One in Million (Well it was untitled but I saw a video she did on FB and she said she was doing a standalone in 2018 so I thought thats what she was probably talking about). So we will be able to get our Lindsey Kelk fix next year📖📚 2y
SilversReviews I am reading THE IT GIRLS by Karen Harper. Delightful read. 2y
SilversReviews Love your user name. 2y
ShelvesAndCandles @SilversReviews sounds interesting. Enjoy! And thank you! ☺ 2y
SilversReviews @ShelvesAndCandles It is very good. Set in the late 1800's and two feisty women trying to break the man/woman barrier in business and personal life. :) They just didn't want to be housewives. 2y
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Pride & Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Pure love!

quirkyreader This is cool. Are the books translated into Hungarian? 3y
ShelvesAndCandles Thank you! Actually no, they are translated in Bosnian language, but you were close. :) @quirkyreader 3y
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I just looove my books!

I got these series as the present for Christmas three years ago and I am so in love with these books.

I am a big fan of New York, London and it was just the perfect present for me. The story is interesting and funny so that I read all these books just in few days. I love Angela and Jenny and Alex is my no.1 imaginary boyfriend haha!

#bookishworld #bookworm #iheartseries #lindseykelk #christmaspresent

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Clockwork Princess | Cassandra Clare

"You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all."

Magnus Bane

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The Mortal Instruments | Cassandra Clare
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I seriously have a crush on him!

Jace *-*

#themortalinstruments #jace

DGRachel I wish I loved this book and TV show. I really want to, but I have developed the same love/hate feelings that I have for Twilight. I hate the Twilight books and movies, but am inexplicably drawn to them. When I'm super depressed, I reread the books and/or watch the films and hate myself. I've binge watched the Shadowhunters first season twice in the last week. And I hate myself. 😳 3y
ShelvesAndCandles I used to love the Twilight books and movies when I was teenager. But I guess I grew up and I am not fan any longer. But The Mortal Instruments books are somehow different to me, I don't know why. I guess it is just about the story itself. Now I am waiting for Monday and the new season of the Shadowhunters. However, no reason to hate yourself. Stay positive! :) @DGRachel 3y
DGRachel I'm positive I'm going to set my DVR for Season 2. 😂😂 it's important to have comfort tv ready for when you feel crummy, right? Like junk food. I may not really like the way it tastes, and it may give me a tummy ache, but something about eating certain comfort foods feels almost obligatory. (Oh my. Now I really sound crazy 😜) 3y
DGRachel And actually, I think I could have dealt with a lot of the things that bugged me about the first book (which is the only one I've read) if one thing hadn't happened between Jace and Clary that crushed my romantic hopes for them. 😳 3y
ShelvesAndCandles Then we are the same haha. I will also prepare myself. You know, the most important thing is to keep a holiday spirit. My New Year actually starts on Monday. :) I hope someday you manage to read the rest of the mortal instruments books. Things get better and from my point of view, they are worth of waiting. :) 3y
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Clockwork Princess | Cassandra Clare
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Catching up with my reading.
I just love this book!

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The last book bought this year!

I bought it today in some second shop, and I love the fact that this book had been read and used. Unfortunately, I found only the first book of this collection, but I hope I will find the rest of them soon.
I remember reading these books 8 or 9 years ago and I remember loving them!

Has anyone read these books? Any thoughts?

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What was the first book you ever remember reading?

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I remember reading Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, I was 7 years old and it was obligatory reading in elementary school. I was super scared that I will not remember anything about the plot, so I tried to remember all the pictures inside. :)

Smangela ❤❤ 3y
SoniaC Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard plus the follow up books. I was an animal lover from the start. Right at this time I was also into the A Things Great and small books plus Where The Red Fern Grows, The Yearling and Old Yeller. I was a little obsessed! 3y
MrsMalaprop Wacky Wednesday and The No Such Thing. Oh and Where the Wild Things Are. When I was a little older I loved Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park. 3y
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TrishB It will have been something by Enid Blyton but can' t remember exactly 😀 3y
Texreader I can't remember the title but I remember I checked it out from my school's bookmobile. How I loved bookmobile day. 3y
Reecaspieces I do not remember not being able to read. I think I always had a book in my hand. I remember hiding behind the China cabinet and reading Dick and Jane books. 3y
Lmstraubie Corduroy by Don Freeman. I loved that little bear & his lost button. 3y
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The Zahir | Paulo Coelho
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BarbaraTheBibliophage ❤📚❤📚 3y
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The Zahir | Paulo Coelho
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Happy holidays my dear book nerds!
Best wishes! 💕

Faibka Happy Holidays! 💕🎁 3y
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One poem and thousand feelings! 💕

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Metaphors We Live by (Revised) | George Lakoff, Mark Johnson
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This is going to be my 4th exam in this week! It is very exhausting and I feel like it will never be over.
I fell behind on my reading goals this year and I feel so bad about it. I feel like whenever I take a book to read, my brain tells me that I should be studying.
Anyone with the same problem?
#readingproblems

LaurenReads Yup, finally finished my masters which was 3 classes a semester and now onto ELL certification which is only 1 per semester. Along with working full time I'm trying to squeeze in as much fun reading as possible. I felt guilty at first, but realized I need to read to relax too or I'd burn out. 3y
Shemac77 I did when I was in school. I adjusted my reading goal because sometimes ( :) ) school trumps studying. Don't feel bad about not making your reading goal! You'll put the time in now and have time to read later. Good luck with your 'zammers! 3y
brilliantglow This was how I felt when I was in school. But like @LaurenReads said, I needed to read to relax. Last year I had 8 classes/semester and my course was done online since I was on mat leave when I enrolled. So I did all of my course work while at home with a baby/toddler and also having to cook and stuff since my husband was also in school full time and worked a full time job. It was very stressful at times. Reading saved me. Good luck on your exams! 3y
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ShelvesAndCandles I am studying English Literature and it is sad that we don't have so much time for extra reading because we have so many books about linguistics. We need to learn by heart every single theory and its representatives. But I will try to relax a little bit and enjoy some good books soon. You survived, I will survive too 😄 thank you guys! @LaurenReads @Shemac77 @brilliantglow 3y
kspenmoll Hang in there; School first- feels like forever but it will end- i had to read less while getting my masters, but once completed, even with a family It is easier to find time to read- who cares about housework; I'd rather read! 3y
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I still remember when I first read this book, 2 years ago. Back then I had a very confused feelings about this book.
I just couldn't give my opinion. But, as the time goes on, I know deep inside that I enjoyed reading this book. Definitely on my rereading pile.
#thirteenreasonswhy #rereading

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The Mortal Instruments | Cassandra Clare
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This!!! 💙

Bookworm54 This is awesome! Where did you find it? 😍 3y
ShelvesAndCandles Yes it is really awesome. I've just googled it and I had to post it here. I really loved The Mortal Instruments 😍 I'm so in love with Jace 😩💕 @Bookworm54 3y
Bookworm54 This is the problem, I loved Jace, but then she continued the series, so I now love Will and Jem and Julian too 💔 3y
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ShelvesAndCandles I feel you 💔😩 @Bookworm54 3y
BeththeBookDragon I read a few of these, but got bored... 😕 3y
ShelvesAndCandles I must say that the first three books are great and the rest of them are a bit different.. I understand that you got bored, I saw how many people complained about it. For me this series was amazing from beginning until the end. @bethfriedman906 3y
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City of Glass | Cassandra Clare

"I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then."

(Jace)

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Some of my books that I have at my home. I have muuuuch more, but I keep them in my apartment. Books everywhere!

LeahBergen Nice!! 👍🏼 3y
ShelvesAndCandles Thank you!! 😊 @LeahBergen 3y
Tonifica Zavidim 😙🙋 3y
ShelvesAndCandles Slatke muke, heh 👌 @Tonifica 3y
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This would be me everytime I reread The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
Who else can relate? 💔
#TheFaultinOurStars #JohnGreen #BookishProblems

Texreader Me, about this book. I don't have the emotional stamina to read it again though. 3y
ShelvesAndCandles I totally get it! The first time I read this book, I couldn't make any progress in my life. The same situation happened when I have read Tuesdays With Morrie. It is very difficult for me to deal with the sadness. @Texreader 3y
TrishB I read it and then passed it to my daughter, we took days to get over it. I haven't read it again as I can't face it. She re-reads all the time! 3y
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ShelvesAndCandles She is just like me, then. I don't know why I keep re-reading it all over again. I guess, whenever I re-read it, I hope that the ending will be somehow different. Later on, I read all books written by him, hoping that the writer will make it up. @TrishB 3y
TrishB @ShelvesAndCandles the others are good. Looking for Alaska is the other tear jerker! 3y
ShelvesAndCandles Oh I loved Looking for Alaska! Paper Towns is also great. @TrishB 3y
Dragon I don't think I can reread it , I can't even look at the cover without tearing up.💜❤️️💚💙 3y
ShelvesAndCandles Once you finish reading it, you realise that curling up and dying sounds like a fun activity! 💔 @Dragon 3y
Seshat Cloud Atlas. The last few psragraphs, then "multitude of drops." I couldn't breathe.Also, I have lived in the worlds of Middle Earth and Earthsea, on some corner of my mind, basically my entire life (read them young). 3y
Nerdfins I read this book when I need a good cry. 💔 3y
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Going La La | Alexandra Potter
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I am going to meet Alexandra Potter in Belgrade by the end of this month. I just can't wait, I am very excited!
I already have A. Potter collection and I will bring these books with me so that she can sign it. I have been a huge fan of her books for almost 6 years!
#AlexandraPotter #MeandMrDarcy #GoingLaLa #TheLoveDetective #BosnianEdition
I also have a few more books written by her, but they are in my apartment.

melbeautyandbooks So excited for you! Hope it is a great experience. 3y
ShelvesAndCandles Thank you @melbeautyandbooks ! I hope that, too ☺ I am going to share my feelings and thoughts after event. 3y
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Stolen | Lucy Christopher
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings I read this book about 2 Christmases ago, I remember wondering why I was so sad and actually agreeing/connecting with her emotions instead of thinking she is bat-shit crazy. Terrific story told from the other side of it. 3y
ShelvesAndCandles I completely understand you! I just don't know why it made me sad like I was thinking that Ty didn't deserve to be put in jail. Indeed, terrific story and somehow creepy. @BooksTeasAndBookishThings 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Yes. The middle part could have probably been condensed a little, but behinning and end made up for it, I think. I think it is so creepy, because it is so plausible that someone would think the way he does and also because we feel ourselves understanding her affection toward him. 3y
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Stolen | Lucy Christopher
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And let's face it, you did steal me. But you saved my life, too.And somewhere in the middle, you showed me a place so different and beautiful, I can never get it out of my mind.
And I can't get you out of there, either.
(Gemma)

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Stolen | Lucy Christopher

Some days it feels better knowing you are here, in the same city, knowing you are close.
Some days that same thought fills me with fear. But either way, I think of you in your cell every night.
(Gemma)

-this is the most heartbreaking part! Almost killed me! 💔

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Stolen | Lucy Christopher

It's all right to be confused, she whispered.
The people we ... care for... aren't always the ones we should...
She wondered if she'd got it right.
(Gemma)

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Stolen | Lucy Christopher

But I hated you for something else, too.
Right then, and at every moment since you'd left me, all I could think about was you. I wanted you in that apartment. I wanted your arms around me, your face close to mine. I wanted your smell.
And I knew I couldn't - shouldn't - have it.
That's what I hated most. 💔
(Gemma)

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Stolen | Lucy Christopher
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I absolutely loved this book, though my end of this story would be entirely different! And Ty...oh that guy was actually a good one, but he showed it in a wrong way, too bad. However, goodbye Ty!

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ShelvesAndCandles Thank you!!! 📖🎊🎉 This is so great! @DebinHawaii 3y
DebinHawaii @ShelvesAndCandles It's a great place to hang out. The people are wonderful. Just be prepared to quadruple your TBR stack! 📚📚📚😀 3y
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ShelvesAndCandles Thank you very much @MrBook !! I already love being here. It is really amazing. 👌👋 3y
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