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Smoky_Embers

Smoky_Embers

Joined May 2019

Atypical student living in a dream state 🦖💤 Ravenclaw, zoologist, daydreamer 🌍💙 Quiet British gal with a magical imagination
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Faithful: A Novel by Alice Hoffman
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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Finally able to pick up a book tomorrow, go on a beautiful run, do some yoga and relax. Just what I need after this week 😍 Any good book suggestions?

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If you enjoyed twilight, you‘ll for sure enjoy this. Although simple, I actually really enjoyed the story line and found myself relating to more than one character (I‘m a 19 year old university student, so no surprise there!). The writing is pretty simplistic, but easy to follow, so I ended up reading the whole novel in one sitting. Despite the basic vocabulary and common ‘Teen girl falls for supernatural being‘ storyline, I couldn‘t put it down.

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman

Okay..

So I‘ve decided to put this book on hold (once again)

It‘s not that it isn‘t well written, because it is, but I‘m just not that gripped 😕

Neil Gaiman is such an incredible author, and I enjoyed his Norse mythology a lot, but I can‘t help feel this novel is a little too slow for a person as busy as me. I will finish it! I just need a break to go over some things and analyse it! I don‘t know, something about it just feels a bit off to me

julesG The only Gaiman I haven't finished (yet). It's slow and different from other Gaiman stories. 8mo
NeedsMoreBooks I totally understand your view. I have been reading and putting this on hold for the past 2 years 🤦🏻‍♀️ 8mo
Sweettartlaura I liked it... but found the ending anticlimactic 🤷🏻‍♀️. I still recommend it as a Gaiman pick. But you‘re not alone in your reticence with this one. 8mo
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Smoky_Embers @NeedsMoreBooks it‘s driving med crazy! Like it‘s not a bad book! Just something‘s off about it and I keep putting it it down 🤣 8mo
Smoky_Embers @julesG I agree! 8mo
Smoky_Embers @Sweettartlaura Being a popular book, I was worried I‘d raise a few eyebrows with my review! I just can‘t seem to get hooked or excited for it unfortunately. I didn‘t enjoy the series either (which in my opinion, was awful). 8mo
BethM I feel the same! Loved Norse Mythology- should love this one as I‘m into the concept. But I just can‘t get into it, I‘ve tried numerous times. 8mo
Smoky_Embers @BethM glad I‘m not alone! Norse mythology was really good, I had such high hopes for this one 😭 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 8mo
Ams1 Oh my gosh I feel the same!! Like I don‘t hate it but doesn‘t really pull you in! Great concept though! 6mo
vumblereads I‘m currently reading American Gods and yes it is slow but I‘m really pushing myself to finish it only because it‘s Neil Gaiman 😂 1mo
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Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe | Peter J. Hayward, John S. Ryland
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For any marine biologists out there, you know this is a staple! I couldn‘t even guess the number of times this book has helped me through my practical exams and has advanced my understanding of marine fauna. Although not majorly relevant to a lot of you Littens, this book truly is a staple in my library, and I will continue to rely on it for the remainder of my degree .

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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So I think my girl likes the book 🤣
Meet Phoenix Embers, ain‘t she special? 😍 🐍
In terms of the novel, I‘m enjoying it. I‘m still a little confused, but it‘s a weird book! So no surprise there! For people who have watched the TV series, the novel is far, far better!
#Theresasnakeinmybook

DebinHawaii Such pretty colors she has! 😍 8mo
Smoky_Embers @DebinHawaii thanks you! She‘s so tame it‘s incredible! 8mo
gradcat I‘m scared of 🐍, but your post is nice. 8mo
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Smoky_Embers @gradcat most of my family are too! She‘s very sweet, thank you! 8mo
gradcat What kind of snake is it? It looks sort of like a copperhead to me, but surely I‘m wrong, right? 8mo
Smoky_Embers @gradcat she‘s a wild type corn! Breeder thinks she‘s showing het-stripe qualities though! 8mo
gradcat Cool colors! 8mo
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Afterlife With Archie #1 | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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#llchillinggiveaway @laurenslibrary Would be wonderful in my collection! What a lovely giveaway!

laurenslibrary Thanks for entering! Good luck! 8mo
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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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Getting back into reading has reminded me of something very special.
I love books so much, I re-read each sentence again and again...

Because I have OCD 🤦‍♀️🤣

Getting through this may take a little longer than expected considering I‘m actually a quick reader 😅

Wish me luck!!

tpixie Welcome! 🥳📚🥳 8mo
Smoky_Embers @tpixie thank you! 8mo
Geeklet Welcome to Litsy! I‘ve got to read this book soon. I tried watching the show and I think I‘d do better with the story in book form. 8mo
Smoky_Embers @Geeklet I was exactly the same! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 8mo
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Jumping on the bandwagon!
1️⃣ I often find myself wandering into the bookstore/library and playing eeny meeny miny moe with the books as i‘m indecisive 🤣
2️⃣ I used to read on the bus to college, but have now adopted the train as a designated reading place as my journey is 4 hours!
3️⃣ My pets, studying and cute goat videos
4️⃣ Nope, nope, nope! I always forget to eat when I read
5️⃣ @rather_be_reading @Kappadeemom
#WondrousWednesday

Kappadeemom Thanks for the tag! 8mo
Eggs 4 hours on the train 🚊!! Lots of reading time❣️ 8mo
Smoky_Embers @Eggs I know right! 8mo
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American Gods | Neil Gaiman

Finally found time to pick this beast back up and I‘m not disappointed! As much as I love my studies, it‘s so nice to be able to read some fiction rather countless books on zoology and statistics!
Any recommendations for my next read? I feel like a bit of Stephen King maybe... 🧐💙

laura26 @Smoky_Embers doctor sleep, best stephen king book, in my opinion. Definitely worth a read 8mo
Smoky_Embers @laura26 Oo I‘ve not read that one! Will defo give it a read! Thanks! 8mo
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Hey!
So I thought I‘d make a little intro post.
My names Bec, I‘m 19 and I‘m a marine vertebrate zoology student. My absolute favourite genres are horror, fantasy and MAYBE a wee bit of romance from time to time. I‘m a big environment enthusiast and love gazing into the sea when it‘s raining, with a fat cup of coffee and some chill music. I aspire to be a marine vertebrate conservationist, specialising in sharks and rays! Happy reading!

GondorGirl Hello! Welcome to Litsy! @LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
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