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Thewanderer92

Thewanderer92

Joined July 2019

Alex 🥰|Nymeria & Arya 😻|Teacher 👩🏻‍🏫| “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” - Albus Dumbledore
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The Summer Garden: A Novel by Paullina Simons
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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
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When you‘re teaching a diary/journal unit for English literature and decide to focus on the Holocaust.

Every lesson I read a chapter and students are composing a diary from the perspective of Bruno with his thoughts and feelings about everything he is experiencing.

At the end, students will present this as an accompaniment to this text to know more about Bruno 😍

#teachersoflitsy #teacherinspo

LoverOfLearning Wow. What an excellent literature lesson. Fantastic. I'm the the students are really engaged. 2d
Thewanderer92 @LoverOfLearning thank you so much for the feedback! Kids are absolutely loving it at the moment :) 2d
LoverOfLearning Oops I meant to say I bet the* 2d
LoverOfLearning @Thewanderer92 and good I'm glad they enjoy it 2d
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The Summer Garden: A Novel | Paullina Simons
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Onto the final part of the trilogy 😥

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The Bridge to Holy Cross | Paullina Simons
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Onto book 2 of the trilogy 😥😍

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The Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
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This story has killed me (in a good way!) I was so absorbed in the love story of Alexander and Tatiana that every moment I wasn‘t reading, I was thinking about it and talking to anyone who would listen. I can‘t wait to go onto the second novel now. 😍

TheSpineView I loved this book! It is one of my all time favorites! 2w
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The Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
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My little reading partner 😻 #catsoflitsy

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The Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
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I cannot stop reading this book! It is just as good as The Nightingale. I didn‘t realise how much I loved historical fiction until I read 6 of them this year 😍

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Twilight | Stephenie Meyer
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Finally worked out the apps that work in my local library. I was quite disappointed that these apps don‘t work on the kindle, so I won‘t be using it for reading but rather listening to the audio books. First one up! Going back to my high school obsession with Twilight 😍💕

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The Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
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Just a little excited to read this!

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Mehso-so

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Read my review above.

I strongly believe maybe if the book was divided by Aunt Lydias perspective as one and then the two sisters as the other the entire story would be so different and more detail could have been presented.

Rushed, I was wishing for more.

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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Okay, so according to my kindle I am 36% of the way through Atwood‘s novel and I am on struggle street.

At the moment, I don‘t agree with this winning the Booker Prize. It took me ages to work out who the other characters were apart from Aunt Lydia and I don‘t like the way it‘s set out.

Anyone agree or disagree?

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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Ok so... I literally planned to read The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah but I just couldn‘t wait. I bought this immediately and need to continue on! Someone please help me and my bank account 🙏

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5

Finally finished this novel! I struggled a little with the non-linear storyline and how it kept going back and forth. Maybe if it was structured a little differently or better I would have liked it more. In saying that, loved the cliffhanger ending!

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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With school back this week and getting all my admin, marking and prep out of the way. This is the first time in almost 6 days where I have had the opportunity to sit down and read. I really want to finish this novel!

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I can never sleep the night before school starts up again 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Okay, so I started this novel after I knew the series was out. I purchased a special dystopian cover hard cover edition and was so careful with how I was reading it, not opening the book wide and not creasing the pages.

I‘m trying again so I can read the sequel and then I will rewatch series before I was season 3.

Is anyone else that careful with new books, especially special edition ones?

BookwormM Confession time no I am not careful for me it‘s all about the read not the book itself 1mo
ValerieAndBooks I try to keep my books in good condition. I buy used often, but am picky about their condition...dislike cracked spines. 1mo
Thewanderer92 @BookwormM fair enough, I love collecting them and colour coordinating my bookshelf 1mo
Thewanderer92 @ValerieAndBooks I‘ve never bought used before and struggle to even borrow or accept books people have given me because I love them fresh and new 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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I struggled so much through this novel especially in the middle. Out of the books I‘ve read this year, this has taken me the longest and it‘s not even the longest book I have read.

The beginning was hard to follow at first, the middle was a struggle and it wasn‘t until I was 82% through the story that the story grasped my attention and I was up until 3.30am last night. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Would have loved to have some closure on a few things.


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BookwormM Glad it wasn‘t a complete wash out for you 1mo
Thewanderer92 @BookwormM me too, I just feel bad that it didn‘t resonate with me. I really wanted it too 😞 1mo
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BookwormM I really felt this book from the beginning I was in love with the boys from the start and that little hint of magical realism sealed the deal for me 1mo
Thewanderer92 @BookwormM I loved the boys too. Admired the strength of Frankie and Roberts character development. But I wanted to know so much about the underground world too! 1mo
BlameJennyJane A so-so is encouraging. I‘m glad it wasn‘t ultimately a bail given some of the challenges getting into it. I shall venture in again myself at some point. Thanks for the update! 1mo
Thewanderer92 @BlameJennyJane no problem at all! Let me know how you go :) 1mo
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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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SOS!

I‘m really struggling to read this. I like the story, love it, but it‘s not keeping me engaged as others are. I‘m onto my 5th day of reading this full time.

Is it worth it?

BlameJennyJane I‘m struggling in a similar way- starting and stopping and waiting and trying again. 1mo
Thewanderer92 @BlameJennyJane im glad I‘m not the only one! I had so many colleagues and friends tell me to read it because it was fantastic but now I‘m just struggling. 1mo
BlameJennyJane Exactly! I follow the author in Insta and he is amazing, and the hype, and I have in print and audiobook... but the struggle is real. Lol. I‘m pausing again but not giving up! (edited) 1mo
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Thewanderer92 @BlameJennyJane and I can‘t go back to it! If I give up now, I won‘t ever read it haha! I just have to persevere 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
BlameJennyJane @Thewanderer92 ☘️☘️☘️ let us know how it goes! 😁 1mo
Thewanderer92 @BlameJennyJane I shall! Haha thanks, you too 1mo
BookwormM I loved it it‘s a slow build but worth the payoff 1mo
Thewanderer92 @BookwormM I‘m almost 3/4 of the way through and I‘m struggling. Is that really how long the build up takes? 1mo
BookwormM I would say if you are not loving it now you may well end up not loving it... 1mo
Thewanderer92 @BookwormM okay, update. I am loving it, it has taken a swing. I was up until 3.30am reading. I‘m onto the second last chapter and I‘m almost finished with it! 1mo
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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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When you have finally purchased a bath caddy and reading in the bath will be so much more comfortable from now!

Come-read-with-me @Thewanderer92 Looks absolutely divine! 🛀🏻 1mo
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I chose this novel because people have compared it to Eleanor Oliphant which I adored.

I loved the story. But, what prevented me from giving it 5 stars was the lack of depth that the characters received. I love knowing, understanding and empathising for the characters. I could still do it to a certain degree, not as much though.

Excellent, heartbreaking story of survival and belonging. I just wanted more depth.

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When you‘re at the tail end of the book and you can‘t stop reading even though it is almost midnight.

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I am loving this story, loving it. How I wish there was more detail though! Started off so well at the beginning with the years being mentioned and significant historical events but now...

I want to know more what the characters are feeling and seeing. I don‘t really get that from this novel.

Anyone else agree?

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Shouldn‘t we first be tipped upside down to let all our knowledge out - like when you empty a piggy bank of its coins?

#quoteoftheday #qotd

BookwormM You are really hitting the books I love at the moment 👍 1mo
Thewanderer92 @BookwormM I was up until 3am reading Augusta! So tired at the moment but worth it 1mo
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When your kindle freezes and you have to go to another book 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Boy Swallows Universe | Trent Dalton
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Excited to get started on this!

BookwormM I loved this book 1mo
Thewanderer92 @BookwormM all my English teacher colleagues have been begging me to read it for months! I‘m finally getting around to it now 1mo
BookwormM Hope you enjoy it 1mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I loved it! I‘m such a hopeless romantic. I couldn‘t put this down, I just kept wanting to see if they would end up together and if they did or didn‘t how it would all unravel.

Beautifully told highlighting the differences between females and males in their autistic traits.

Looking forward to reading more of Hoang‘s novels!

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Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I saw someone recommended this novel on here and I loved the reviews! Thought I would try something lighthearted before I delve into the darkness of the later half of the Harry Potter series. 💕📚

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Part 2 - this was before going to sleep. Then I listened to audible while driving and that just made me love reading all over again which has led me to rereading the HP series. As Sept. is coming to an end, I have finished my 2019 Reading Challenge. I am so happy that I achieved this goal with 3 months of the year. Joining a book club on FB and finding Litsy has really helped me in achieving this goal. 25 for 2020! 📚 #goodreads #litsyinspo

Twainy AGREED!! Audible made such a difference in reading for me and then OverDrive, Libby & Hoopla. Congrats on meeting your GoodReads challenge! 2mo
Thewanderer92 @Twainy thank you! I have heard of overdrive but my local library doesn‘t have it. What‘s Libby and Hoopla? 2mo
Twainy Libby is the younger cooler sister app to OverDrive. Hoopla is another library app with older but just as good books with no wait listing. Sometimes the library will have a Cloud app? Ours does by I‘ve never needed to use it. Sometimes your state will have a library card that allows you to visit multiple libraries (yes now I sound dumb but I‘ve never needed it, just seen others mention it). Sorry so long. 2mo
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Thewanderer92 @Twainy no! We don‘t have hoopla or Libby. Not available in Australia! 2mo
Twainy I‘m so sorry. Do you have something similar? I see that amazon.com.au has the hoopla app but you need access to a library card at a library that participates. OverDrive is available at Port Phillip library service but of course I‘m not sure if that is in Australia. Happy Tuesday! 1mo
Thewanderer92 @Twainy I checked, no where near me unfortunately! Times like this (plus Disneyworld and the Netflix catalogue) I wish I was in usa 1mo
Twainy No Netflix? Nooooooo that‘s dreadful 😫 😥 😳 🤗 I can‘t afford to buy more than a couple of books a month so I‘d be lost without the library. The librarian probably hides when she sees my e-mail because I‘m just going to be complaining that there aren‘t enough books in a queue so the wait is over 6 months. Happy Tuesday! 1mo
Thewanderer92 @Twainy oh no, we have Netflix but what we have on Netflix is no where near as good as the US one! Oh fair enough, libraries are a sanctuary for us bookworms! Happy Tuesday :) 1mo
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Part 1 - Growing up, I was a huge bookworm. But as work and life got in the way my love for this was shoved to the side. At the end of 2018, I set myself a goal to get back into it. I forced myself on any nights where I had to do work at home to stop at 7, when I needed a break from work I wouldn‘t do any work or think about work on the weekend (I tried) and to always give myself time in the day to read. #bookwormsunite #goodreads

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When you‘re up to Chapter 31: The Third Task and really want to read it but there is someone who is beginning to lose their patience about not being fed yet.

Can you spot who?

#holidaytime

JoScho 😂😂😂 2mo
TheSpineView 😹😹😹 2mo
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School‘s Out! Now I have unlimited time of reading (well apart from my marking, but I can do that whenever I want!) God I needed these holidays 💕

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In my opinion, the Harry Potter series has some of the best quotes for all walks of life.

Which books or series does that for you? Let me know!

#quotes #quotablequotes

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#7days7covers #bookcovercrush

This is from my special edition Harry Potter collection set that I don‘t think I‘ll ever read because the covers are just too beautiful and I don‘t want them to get damaged 😍

tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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Andrew65 Also loved the book. 2mo
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Just saw this on the ‘Silent Book Club‘ Facebook group and thought it was a pretty good fit 😍

SW-T 😊😊😊 2mo
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris (Screenwriter)
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When you went to read but you‘re forced to give love and cuddles at The Dark Marks entrance 😳🤭

IvoryLunatic My cats are terrible about letting me read so I go to my bedroom where they‘re not allowed but then I feel bad. Lol 2mo
Thewanderer92 @IvoryLunatic how are they with that? Our girls have free reign basically and they have had no issues with anything. They are good 95% of the time, but sometimes they can be very insistent hahaha 2mo
IvoryLunatic @Thewanderer92 They cry in the morning sometimes if we don‘t come out fast enough. But besides that, it‘s not really an issue. They do try to sneak in whenever they get a chance because they‘re so nosy about everything. But it‘s probably our messiest room in the house bc after work, we‘re too tired to bother sometimes so I don‘t want to worry about what they might get into there (like my medicine in my purse). 2mo
Thewanderer92 @IvoryLunatic that‘s very true! We have to protect their crazy hearts 😂 2mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Liz_M this would have been my 8th book! 2mo
Thewanderer92 @Liz_M I really struggled to read it and didn‘t finish it! I think it‘s because I was trying so hard not to damage the book cover by opening the book too wide 😂 I‘m going to buy it and try it on my kindle next! (edited) 2mo
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The German Girl: A Novel | Armando Lucas Correa
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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#7days7covers #bookcovercrush

I would be stupid not to start with this one!

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well!

@Megabooks @TheSpineView @Liatrek

Megabooks Gorgeous!! 2mo
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 😊 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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You have no idea how much I wish I was reading Harry Potter at the moment.
#markingseason #thelifeofateacher

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Finished the novel last night, watching the film today with my hubby 😍💕

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This novel marks the first of the middle three stories of the series that I love. All three of them are my absolute favourites.

I love Harry‘s friendship with Ron and Hermione, introduced to one of my favourite characters Remus Lupin and Harry‘s relationship with Sirius begins.

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One day, I will have this tattoo.

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For an unknown reason, my anxiety over the last 5 years has skyrocketed. I have an amazing job, I have an amazing husband who is also my best friend and I‘m in perfect health and the only thing that is unsettled is the relationship with my immediate family.

With these things all ticked, you would think I had no mental health issues or worries. Never assume.

#mentalhealthawareness #readingismypill

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A perfect Saturday afternoon reading 💕

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As a teacher, this part of the year is the hardest. By the end of next week, I‘ll have almost 250 reports and exams to mark.

All I‘ve wanted to do every day coming home from work is to read but instead, I was so mentally and physically exhausted today I literally sat in the supermarket carpark for two hours with my groceries in the trunk and had a nana-nap.

FYI - I‘m reading a chapter before bed now 😁

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Even though this is my least favourite of the series, I still love the novel, the story and the characters. This time round, I actually realised how stuffed around Hagrid was because of Tom Riddle. Can‘t believe I didn‘t register that clearly the last times I read it. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Onto Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Finally finished Chamber of Secrets - definitely my least favourite of all the series by far!