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Utopiyll

Utopiyll

Joined June 2017

☕// Words whisper to me in the wind. Ravenclaw // 🏹 Fantasy // AUS // INFP // https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/72348113-utopiyll
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Battle Royale: Remastered | Koushun Takami
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The original Hunger Games!

This whooper of a book is over 600 pages long and while I'm only 400 in the tension has yet to let up.

This novel tackles human psyche like no other as it follows 40 classmates who are forced to kill eachother. It's heart-wrenching, gorey and traumatic and I have to commend the new translater for envisioning the true uncomfortable prose and voice of Koushun Takami.
Have you littens read this cult classic? 😍

CoffeeCatsBooks I tried reading this because I love the movie, but so many character names! 1y
Utopiyll @CoffeeCatsBooks it was really hard for me as well 😭 as it goes on it gets easier because you can discern who is important to remember and who not, but jeez it was a big learning curve to begin with! 1y
RaimeyGallant No, but it sounds interesting. 14mo
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Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
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This story is heart-breaking, but the use of 'mashed' in this one paragraph had me laughing. 😂

When I was in Japan for a month I only read one book! I always find it hard to read while traveling. 😪 Hopefully I can finish this one soon.

Alfoster But...you‘re in Japan!😍😍😍👏👏👏! 1y
Utopiyll @Alfoster 😭😭 I was, but sadly now I'm back! It was so wonderful though 😍 I want to go back already 1y
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Litsy fam! After months of drowning in uni homework and having an inactive phone I've finally been able to find the time to get back on! It feels so good to be back. 👐🏼💕💕
I hope I haven't missed much. Gosh I have missed it here. 😭

batsy Nice to see you back! Love that pic 😍 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Lovely to see you back. 🖤🖤🖤 2y
CarolynM Welcome back🌷 2y
KirstieE Welcome back !! 🌸 2y
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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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WOAH! A Room of One's Own was fantastic! It held so much truth about women and their pursuit for a writing career!
It's a great feminist novel! If you can get past the start to the true message in the middle then you will be blown away! My mind is honestly still reeling after finishing it.

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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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Two posts in the same day! 😱 What??
It is so hot down here in Aus, so I've armed myself with an Iced coffee and a great classic, A Room of One's Own.
I also have this lovely diary where I write down all my writing ideas and thoughts! 🌞🌞 The sun has met its match!

batsy That journal is beautiful! 2y
Utopiyll @batsy Thank you! I am afraid to use it just because it is so lovely. 😍 2y
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The Death Cure | James Dashner
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Who else has seen The Death Cure?
I read the books years ago, but I can still recognize the enormous difference between the book and adaptation.
It was different, there were some plot holes, but I still enjoyed it heaps, and I'm amazed at how the cast was able to pull it off!
S P O I L E R:
Even when page 250 played out on screen. 😢 I am still broken.

Booklover13 I just watched the movie and it broke my heart but it was good. 2y
Utopiyll @Booklover13 Same! I still haven't recovered honestly. I absolutely bawled in the cinemas. 2y
Alittlebookworm Love the move! Love the books! Love this world and everyone in it! It broke my heart and cried like a baby in the cinema! This world will always be with me! 2y
Utopiyll @Alittlebookworm Same!!! I saw it again last night and still cried! I think everytime I see it that is going to happen. 😢 2y
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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Poor, poor Septimus.

I finished this book this morning just as I made mango yoghurt. 🍁 It was wonderful, yet sad. The writing was a challenge to read (as is most of Woolf's novels) but you still found yourself caught and propelled with each word.
There were some character I liked above others, but I learnt so much from all of them, and I loved how they were all connected by the end.

What a wonderful classic this is.

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Today I recieved @Mommamanzi christmas box and I love it! Here are just some of her amazing presents she sent me. They are all so beautiful!
Thank you so much 💕 I squealed at the Harry Potter gifts!

Mommamanzi Love the photo!! MAN that took forever to get to you. 😑 I‘m sorry! There is one more thing that will be coming your way soon (well mailed soon so it will get there in a million years). 2y
Kalalalatja Great photo! 2y
Utopiyll @Mommamanzi That is no problem at all! I was seriously spoilt by your presents; they brightened my day! :) 2y
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Utopia | Thomas More
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Heyo littens 🐱
I finally made a goodreads account! 🎉 I hardly have any idea how to use this but I would love to be connected to you all on there! So, just leave your account name below or the litsy group, or just add me (I'll leave a link!) So I can have all you wonderful littens on there!
Ps: I also need help trying to figure out how to use the website. 😂

Here's the link to my account: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/72348113-utopiyll

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Making my own pop funko was so fun!! @KirstieE #MyPopFunko
If I could I would have dressed myself in everything floral until I became a garden bed! 🌿
And although I love dogs, I can't help but want a mini tiger-like cat!

KirstieE You're so cute as a lil funko ! 💕 2y
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The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! 🎅🎄 What bookish presents did everyone get?
@Mommamanzi 😱 It says my package was delivered to your house today! So, I hope it got there good and well!
This particular book is from the lovely @Kirstie ! At some point I'll upload the whole Chrissie package I recieved from her, but I'll start with this! 🎅 Thankyou! 💕💕

KirstieE You're most welcome ! Hope you're enjoying the book 🙋🏻 (edited) 2y
Mommamanzi We just got home (it‘s 11:47pm here) my husband DID bring in a package and yelled “who do we know from Australia?!” So I am assuming it‘s yours lol. As soon as I get the babies off me I am running to go open it!! I will also hunt down the receipt with tracking number for yours to see where it is! So excited!!!! 2y
Utopiyll @Mommamanzi Oh yay! This is great news, I hope you enjoyed everything in there!! 😱😱 2y
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This was me today after finishing my last minute shopping! 😂 The book store has taken all of my money this Christmas, and that isn't just for presents. Woops!
I'm about to start The Upside of Unrequited that the lovely @KirstieE got me from her Christmas Box. 💕

batsy 😂😂 2y
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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If you haven't read any Ali Smith novels, you need to!

She has mastered the art of Limited Third Person! I find myself constantly refering to her work to absorb her writing techniques.
She doesn't just tell a story, she wraps around you and pulls you into the world of her characters. You feel like you are on a first-name basis with them, conversing with them, learning about them, you are them and they are you.
It's an awfully poetic experience.

Carolefort Her season novels do read like poetry. 2y
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Have I been super inactive lately? Yes!

Has that stopped me from getting holiday boxes ready? Definitely not!

🎅 I am excited for Christmas, to say the least, and especially when I can spoil my penpals - @Mommamanzi and @KirstieE - though there is a 100% chance I've brought books that you guys already have! Still, I can't wait to send these off (eventually)! 🎄🎄

Mommamanzi So excited! This is an amazing photo! 2y
KirstieE I'm having fun putting your Christmas box together too 😍 2y
Utopiyll @Mommamanzi I can't wait to send it! 😱 Though yours will definately be late cause I ordered some thing online that I'm still waiting for!! 💕 2y
Utopiyll @KirstieE Giving present is so fun 😂 We take this to the next level! 2y
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What a gut-wrenching experience. I've recently come to love military non-fiction novels and this one is like no other. It goes in depth about Easy Company of 106th Regiment who fought in WW2. It brings you close to combat, death and comradeship. If you haven't already, watch the mini-series 'Band of Brothers' it takes this novel and brings it to life. I even think the series is more relatable than the novel.
#military #war #nonfiction

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'Is being authentic the same as being romantic?'

🎆 I haven't finished this book yet, but it's raw, emotional and real. This personal essay breaches topics about the human pysche that people usually avoid, about their darkest thoughts or ones they would be looked down on for having. It's brutally honest, and I thank this author for sharing this with us.
I would recommend this to everyone!!

youneverarrived Sounds good!! 2y
KirstieE I was just wondering today where you've been , haven't seen you active ! Here's my email , I've been wanting to ask you something 😊 kirstiesullivan2@gmail.com 2y
Utopiyll @KirstieE Of course!! Here's mine: chantelle.mccoll.22@gmail.com , would love to have a chat!! The end of year struggle of university hit me, so many assignments to finish I haven't had much time for anything else! 😭 2y
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Bookworm | Karen Emigh
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This is pretty accurate, especially there being no such thing as too many books! Oh, and waiting for a Hogwarts letter. Who am I kidding, I am all of them!

Is this accurate for you guys?! 😂

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Untitled | Unknown
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American Ghost Jack by Han&An on Tapas

🎆 Tapas is a wonderful website to find indie/freelance comics and novels! This comic in particular, which is 100 chapters long, absolutely blew me away. It's a horror/thriller/romance of a woman who goes to a haunted house and falls in love with a ghost.

🎆 What's amazing is you can support the creator by paying for the chapters!

🎆 Here's the link 💕:
https://m.tapas.io/series/americanghostjack

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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#BookRecGame
🎆 Found this from @mindea and also thought it was a brilliant idea!! 💕

🎆 My favourite genre is Adult Fantasy!!

🎆 Post your favourite genres below as well and I'll think up some recs and anyone else who wants to play along!

🎆 (I got to go to work but when I'm back I'll reply 🌿)

DannyHattan Old school Epic Fantasy 👌🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
KirstieE YA fantasy is probably my favourite. At comic con I recently picked up this adult fantasy , maybe it may interest you too ! 2y
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jfalkens This is the first book in The Dragonriders of Pern series 2y
Utopiyll @Dannyhattan Have you read this series?! It is such a classic epic fantasy! Written in the 80's or 90's I beiieve. There's around 7 books in the series and it is honestly amazing!! 2y
Utopiyll @KirstieE You've probably read all the YA fantasy books I know 😱 If you haven't read this though, it's great! Not much romance but more focused on the girl's coming of age! 2y
Utopiyll @MinDea I love Uprooted!! That much so that recently I bought The Bear and the Nightingale which is apparently also like Uprooted and based on folklore! Haven't read it yet though! 2y
Utopiyll @jfalkens I have heard of this!! I might actually buy it today, you have reminded me how much I want to read this!! Thankyou 🤗 2y
Utopiyll @KirstieE And I didn't see your rec!! This looks so interesting! I'll get onto it 😱 2y
jfalkens @Utopiyll I loved it 😊 2y
KirstieE @Utopiyll I've heard heaps about that but never picked it up ! I'll add it to my tbr 😊 2y
DannyHattan @Utopiyll I‘ve had it on a “to read list” for a while, I‘ll deffo give it a go 👌🏻👍🏻 2y
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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Just finished the first chapter of Nevernight, and it's safe to say I'm hooked! From the get-go the expectations of the book are set: dark and grim, yet the prose is so wonderfully flowery that it makes a sick comparison. I love it!

¤ Who else has read it?! 😱 I don't think I'm quite prepared for what will happen!

¤ Also say hello to my family of plants 🌿🌻 who I love very much and am trying not to kill!!

398.2 I haven't read it but it's on my TBR list. You are making me want to bump it up. 2y
Utopiyll @398.2 Oooo yes, I would definitely recommend getting onto it asap! It's really amazing! 2y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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D R A M I O N E

Picture taken from 'Littlechmura' from Tumblr

How many of you have dabbled in fanfiction? I used to read a lot of it, but not much anymore, until I got back into this ship of Draco and Hermoine! I know not everyone likes them together, BUT ALAS I DO, and now I need your help!
What's your favourite Dramione fic!?! Because I need to read more or else I might explode! 💕 Thankyou Littens
#harrypotter #draco #dramoine #hermoine #otp

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Did not even know this was a thing but I am instantly totally down with it. 2y
KirstieE I thought I was the only one who shipped them ! 😱 2y
Utopiyll @KirstieE 😱 You two!?! And JK Rowling does, she literally said Draco had feelings for Granger when they were growing up! (Look it upp) I ship them so much my heart bleeds! 😭 2y
Utopiyll @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Yes! Welcome to the ship, I never thought about it either ... but when I did I realised it actually made sense!! 2y
litmuggle I don't read fic but they are one of my ships. They have such a love hate there would be so much passion. 2y
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The cliffhanger 😭 I need to go find the next book tommorow!
What saved this book was the characters and writing, or else I probably would have given it a so-so. I felt the pace was a bit odd, and there was so much build up to the tournament, and Kell and Lila meeting again... but it fell short for me. I also wasn't fond of the Lila 'breathtaking gown at a ball' moment, just because it felt out of character BUT overall I still loved the novel 💕💕

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Thanks @Natasha.C.Barnes 🍁 This would be my dream. The masterminds behind everything I love and hold dear. I would have loved to live life next to any of these people.
☕ Brandon Sanderson
☕Homer
☕Tolkein
☕Virginia Woolf
☕George Orwell
☕Shakespeare

Natasha.C.Barnes Great picks. I was afraid to choose some of these authors...kind of a don't meet your heros kind of thing...do you really want to discover that you hate Shakespeare or Woolf? 😂😭 2y
Utopiyll @Natasha.C.Barnes I didn't even think of that! I just assume I'll be too involved in wanting to know how their brain works to realise haha 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Homer 🙌❤️ 2y
KirstieE Tolkien 💕 2y
Hamlet Tolkien, Woolf, Shakespeare, & Homer: you‘re hitting on all cylinders. Great choices. 2y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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1. Read based on my mood! Couldn't imagine any other way!!
2. One 5 star book a year - though a Chany 5 star rating cause it's subjective
3. Best friends with HP 😱😱 Yes please! (Maybe I can romance Draco)
4. Bookish tattoo -- bring it on!
5. Last half be bad! I still want to be sucked into the story/plot/place! Bad starts are a killer for me

Thanks @Kalalalatja for this lovely #Bookishwouldyourather tag!!

Kalalalatja #3 😂😂 2y
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I did the hashtag wrong 😂 woops!
Thanks @KirstieE !! This was surprisingly hard! Especially my favourite book because in different times of my life I had different favourites! So I just remember the Dragonlance Chronicles being my favourite when I was a teen, so that's what I chose!! 💛💛
I'm just going to leave it open to everyone to do, because my brain can't seem to decide who to tag!! #5TopFaves #topfivefaves

EchoLogical The Dragonlance Chronicles are also one of my favorites! 2y
Utopiyll @EchoLogical I don't meet many people who have read it, let alone it being a favourite! It's an amazing book 😍, though I have to give it another read soon! Been too long. 2y
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The Colour of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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The book haul has arrived! 📚 They are all so beautiful. As you can see some are a tad bigger than others, which I had a bit of a chuckle about. Can't wait to get into all of these Spring reads!! 🍁🍂🍄
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@Mommamanzi I sent you through some stuff 😵 but I'm not quite sure if it will ever get there!! We can hope, and wait and see!

Mommamanzi Haha did you plan on all the red?! 2y
Utopiyll @Mommamanzi 😂😂 I didn't actually! When I took the picture I was surprised that they were all coordinated!! My brain must just be super looking forward to Spring haha 2y
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Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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Got my hands on the famous spanish novel Don Quixote translated by Edith Grossman.
A parody on historical fiction and fantasy that has aged fantastically throught the ages! It's about a hero so entranced by chivalric romances he decides to become a knight himself. Apparently it is quite ridiculous, and am so excited to read this classic!
#fantasy #fiction #parody #satire #funny #historical

emilyhaldi Beautiful picture! ❤️ 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Love the book, REALLY want your bedroom. 2y
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Thanks @GypsyKat for the tag! I'll admit it took me quite some time to make this collage!

¤A bottle, knife and those waterproof blankets!? I don't know, I'm thinking ahead to when I have to fight for my life 😂
¤I can't stand anything pumpkin related!
¤Gathering of Shadows by V.E Schwab
¤To be an Antari 😂 Too much to ask?

That was great fun! I'm going to tag @Noonlightreader , @KirstieE and @miralunasbooknook !! Feel free to play along 🤗

GypsyKat Haha! You deserted island answer, that escalated quickly! 🗡💪🤣 2y
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STORY TIME:
I had to get this book after finishing the 1st one in a day! I walked the whole of Melbourne city, into 8 different book stores without seeing one copy of the second book! In Dymocks 7 people had it ordered in 😱 So I went home yesterday with blistered feet and a sore heart!
Today though, I rang Dymocks and just as I rang the truck rolled up with the ordered books inside! So I raced down and now I finally have the book 😭 The chances!

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Harley Quinn Vol. 1: Hot in the City (the New 52) | Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
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This comic series is a serious guilty pleasure of mine! This was published in 2014 and now there is a continuation that started up again in 2016! It is hilarious, light-hearted, full of woman power and the drawing IS FLAWLESS!
I would recommend this to anyone who just needs a light read in the form of comics, because this is truly fantastic, despite it not being your traditional sort of novel!
#DC #HarleyQuinn #Batman #comic

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This beautiful fiction novel I bought awhile ago, but still is one of my favourite covers! 😍

Do many of you buy from book depository? I sometimes do, but this morning I bought a book, put in all my details and when I clicked submit just took me back to the homepage but had taken money out of my account, with no email confirmation. I emailed them (so hopefully they get back to me) but has this ever happened to anyone?!
#fiction #bookdepository

Sophoclessweetheart It's never happened to me and I do use book depo semi-often. It's the site I use as a last resort because shipping takes so long and prices are higher than anywhere else here but the only problem I've ever had with them is them never sending the order and my having to email them to get them to send my stuff. 2y
Utopiyll @Noonlightreader Oh really?! For AUS it is so much cheaper (but that might be because I don't know many others)! But hopefully because they were pretty receptive to your situation they'll get back to me quickly and send it on through!! 😥 It'a just a hassle really! Are there any online book stores you reccomend?! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart I've heard from friends whom live there that books in AUS are really expensive. I know that wordery ship to AUS and they are usually cheaper than book depo. I buy my books mainly from The Works and The Book People online which are really cheap compared to everywhere else but I'm not sure if they're UK only stores or not. I also find buying books from the supermarket is great because they off all books for Qc each or two for Qf. 2y
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Utopiyll @Noonlightreader Oh thankyou!! I will definately look at wordery and those other ones you mentioned!! Gosh I have no idea what that is in aussie dollars but seems cheap as! Pretty much anywhere in store in aus you are paying a shit load, (for some reason) maybe it is because we're an island haha 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Qc is about $6 AUS x 2y
Utopiyll @Noonlightreader oh my that is actually ridiculously cheap! I would only get that price at an op shop I reckon 2y
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Do any of you ever read multiple books at once? Well, I am hardcore guilty of this! Especially if one of the books I'm reading is non-fiction (which it is), so now I am picking up this amazing book!

I must confess I haven't read it yet! This will be my first time! Hopefully it is as good as everyone says!!
#fantasy #YA #fiction #bookstagram #booklover

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Blood of Elves | Andrzej Sapkowski
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I just splurged and bought these 6 books from book depository! 😱
I already have a bunch of books in my TBR pile, but at the same time couldn't help myself??
Have any of you guys read these? Would you recommend reading a particular one first?
They should all arrive by next week and I'm so excited! 💕
#fantasy #literary #literaryfantasy #splurge

Kristy_K I had to stop myself from doing that today! They have such great prices, but my tbr shelves are already out of control. 2y
Utopiyll @Kristy_K It really is terrible isn't it 😭 I just let myself believe I'll get to reading them eventually, despite knowing that the new books will take my full attention! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Just reread The Colour of Magic and it was a goofy blast. I've had the Gormenghast books sitting around forever but haven't tackled them yet. 2y
Utopiyll @TobeyTheScavengerMonk That might have to be the first one I read then! I've never read any of Terry's work 😱 so I should dive in as quick as possible! 2y
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It's been quite some time since I've picked up a book, and of course it is going to be in the middle of the night when I have work in the morning!
Built on Bones is a non-fiction book about how we evolved to the living conditions we have now, from cave men to nomads to huts to cities and to now urban lifestyle. It's going to be super interesting, and my kitty can't wait either! 👌
#nonfiction #cat #educational

KirstieE Welcome back 😊 2y
Utopiyll @KirstieE Yay thankyou, back from my reading slump! 🤗 2y
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Guess who's back 🤗
I had a short hiatus because of some family issues! I finally feel alright to come back, hopefully I haven't missed out on much! 🌿
// Bought these two today at a bookstore! So aesthetically pleasing
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#literature #classic #author #art #artists

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My first ever bookish candle was delivered today 😍 I can see myself getting addicted to spending all my money on these candles!
Thankyou @koolandco 💕 it is beautiful and smells amazing!
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#fantasy #YA #bookishcandles #candles

Sophoclessweetheart Oh lovely! 2y
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Touch of Power | Maria V. Snyder
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Everyone seems to love Maria V. Snyder's Poison Series but the Healer Series seems to be my favourite by far! 😍😍 I read this when I was a bit younger but I loved all the characters and really connected with the fantasy world!
Would recommend to everyone who likes YA fantasy 🎆
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#fantasy #romance #YA #YAfantasy

abbsinwonderland Those are beautiful 2y
Utopiyll @abbsinwonderland That's what originally pulled me into reading them! I got them so long ago now that they aren't in their prime condition 😭 2y
abbsinwonderland @Utopiyll awww so are they really good?! 2y
Utopiyll @abbsinwonderland Yes!! I really enjoyed them! There is a romance focus but you get to see the main female lead evolve into such a gentle bad ass! I read it so long ago so I don't remember if there are any cliches in there but would totally recommend!! 2y
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#asidefrombooks
Favourite Hobby: Hiking 🌿
Favourite Drink: Coffee ☕
Favourite Food: Chicken Wings
Favourite Colour: Blue 💧
Favourite Place: Venus
Where would my dream house be: In a forest 🌳 A nice secluded place
Favourite Accessories: My leather necklaces that I collect from every country I visit!
Favourite TV Show:Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (I cheated because this is an anime!)
Last movie you saw in the cinemas: Transformers!
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Sophoclessweetheart Venus and coffee! Great choices 🙈🖤 2y
Jenni_Capps Chicken wings! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
Utopiyll @TheOtherMother I would loveee to go to Venus 😍 Seriously my dream!! 2y
Utopiyll @Jenni_Capps I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THEM!! So yumm 💕 2y
TitleSpines Yay FMA! The best ever😄 2y
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Mistborn Trilogy | Brandon Sanderson
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Good morning everyone ☉
I went back to uni this week! I'm studying writing and there is so much work involved, hence why I was a tad absent, but I believe in my time managment skills 🤗
How many of you have read the Mistborn series? I loved the first book, honestly one of my favourites! I remember thinking it was so innovative for the fantasy genre!
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#fantasy #romance #bookaddict #bookworm #tea

SpeculativeFemale Fabulous series. Brandon Sanderson never disappoints. 2y
398.2 Love the picture. I haven't read this yet. 2y
Utopiyll @398.2 It is so good with such a kickass female lead!! 2y
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GypsyKat Great picture! And I just recently read the Mistborn trilogy. I loved it, and immediately started recommending it to friends and family. 👍 2y
Utopiyll @GypsyKat same!! If friends are asking for a fantasy to read I will always tell them this first up!! 😍 It's so good!! 2y
isy_the_owl I absolutely loved the magic system in this series! 2y
Utopiyll @isy_the_owl Same!! That's what originally pulled me in because it was something I hadn't seen before!!! 2y
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Godblind | Anna Stephens
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About to start this dark fantasy! 😍
Super excited for what it holds, and even more excited that it's a female author producing a dark adult fantasy novel!
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Chocomeiske Have this one too! Curious to hear what you think about it. The huge font is such a turn off for me though., pffff.. 2y
Utopiyll @Chocomeiske i'll let you know!! I was only able to read a couple chapters yesterday 😱 but the font and the margains also put me off! It just seemed such a contrast to it being an adult fantasy! 2y
Chocomeiske @Utopiyll Ikr... The font is better suited to middle grade... 2y
adventuresthruwonderland Oh! How have I not heard about this one before? It looks amazing! 2y
Utopiyll @adventuresthruwonderland Same!! I only saw someone reading it on litsy so that's how I knew about it, but such a good book went under my nose!!! 2y
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Flame in the Mist | Rene Ahdieh
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Yesterday I went on a massive book haul and this was one of the books I got 😍 A mulan retelling with romance, fantasy and action!
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Ultimately this book was the reason I wasn't online, I started and finished it in one amazing sitting! Mariko reminds me much of myself; cautious, curious and a bit naive! I loved it!! There were a few faults, and I didn't enjoy her brother's POV as much but overall this Mulan retelling was SUPERB! 💕💕

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Have I ever told you guys that I have a massive Middle Earth map over my bedhead in my room?

It's massive, taking up almost the whole width of my queen bed! It's my prized possession! I don't think I could ever part with it! What bookish merch is your prized possession?!
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alexreadsboooks I own a huge map of Middle Earth too! I bought it a few years ago but it's still in the tube it was sent in because I never manage to get it framed 😅 2y
Utopiyll @alexreadsboooks 😂😂 Yes that was the same as me!! I ended up just doing it myself because I knew I would never send it in! It's so beautiful! 💕 2y
thewornbookmark That is so awesome! Where did you find the map? I have a posterized map of The Wheel of Time that I absolutely love but still need to get framed. 2y
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alexreadsboooks @Utopiyll my problem is usually money, because I'd rather spend all of mine on books. But when I start my job in August I will both have money and there's a shop that frames things o the way from my work place to my mum's so I really won't have any excuses anymore 😂 and yes it's super beautiful! 😍 did you get the print from Weta? 2y
Utopiyll @thewornbookmark oh my goodness I can't remember for the life of me 🤔 It was so long ago! I think I might have gone into a movie/comic shop years ago and they had a copy there!! Such a great find! I really, really want to get into reading Wheel Of Time! I've heard it is one of the best!! 2y
thewornbookmark @Utopiyll Seriously so cool! Hopefully I'll find one someday. The Wheel of Time is one of my all-time favorite series! I highly recommend it :) 2y
Utopiyll @alexreadsboooks That is so convenient!!! Frame shops are so far and few around me!! I've only now found a somewhat stable job so I can afford to buy some merch again 😂 I literally found the map in a movie/comic shop years ago and just fell in love with it!! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Omg!! That's crazy. I have a huge middle earth map above my bed too! 😂😂🙈🙈 I absolutely adore it. I'm trying to find a wall to move it too though cause I'm nervous my daughter will knock it down on her. 2y
alexreadsboooks @Utopiyll god yes, there's only two in my entire city that I know of (one of them doubles as an art gallery). And wow you got lucky then! All I could find around here was a pixelated poster 😅 2y
Utopiyll @TheOtherMother Yes how gorgeous is it!! 😍 Oh no, that might be a bit of a struggle to find another wall but I would be nervous as well if I had a child!! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Yes. I have no little spare wall anywhere else but it's so big and I'm terrified she gets hurt by it 😣 2y
Hamlet I have a cloth Middle-earth map that‘s prized possession of mine. 2y
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Magician: Master | Raymond E. Feist
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This is my beautiful Ren, who also likes to read with me! 💕

D I S C U S S I O N T I M E
How did you find this book? What did you like or didn't like? How about the length, or the characters?

I love this series but for me the two after this one take the cake! Don't get me wrong this book is great and sets up a lot, but some Pug moments were really long for me. Anyway, what did you think?
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GypsyKat That face! 😍 2y
Utopiyll @GypsyKat he was such an angel when I took the photo, usually he can't keep still 😂 2y
GypsyKat @Utopiyll I know what you mean! I feel like I can never get my dogs to pose. He's really gorgeous! 😊 2y
[DELETED] 4111751919 what a beauty!! 😍 2y
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Graceling | Kristin Cashore
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How many of you have read this epic fantasy? 🌿

Kristin Cashore is a genius, to say simply. In only a standalone she was able to create such an amazing world, characters and plot, and that isn't even touching how she handles romance.
If you didn't love Katsa and Po I would be surprised! Easily one of my favourites. 💕
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CommasAndAmpersands Yesssss I love this book! 2y
TheLiteraryCasanova Cashore making a comeback is my fav thing ever. Graceling was my fav book for ages! 2y
Utopiyll @TheLiteraryCasanova Same!! I am so excited!! Did you like Fire and Bittblue as much as Graceling?! 2y
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Utopiyll @CommasAndAmpersands It's so good!! 👐😊 2y
laurenbescoby I loved this book, but really struggled to get into Fire. Graceling throws you right into the action whereas Fire was taking too long to get started. Have to admit I DNF Fire. 2y
Utopiyll @miralunasbooknook I DNF Bitterblue 😭 I'm not a huge fan of love triangles so I got part way through it and then stopped! Graceling is definately the gem of the bunch 💕 2y
laurenbescoby @Utopiyll Didn't even get to Bitterblue. Not a fan of romance/love triangles myself, and I usually skim read those bits if they're not relevant to the plot! 🙈 2y
Booklovertale My favorite was Fire - but I don't know why anymore. I think it's time for a re-read. Been nearly 10 years since I read the first book 😮 2y
Utopiyll @Booklovertale I can hardly even remember the plot for Fire 🤔 It's definitely been awhile for me! I might have to reread it as well!! 2y
Utopiyll @miralunasbooknook I commend you honestly, I am such a romantic that sometimes I get addicted to romance, and I wish I wasn't so I could get on to other books!! 😭 2y
laurenbescoby @Utopiyll I've read books that have romance in, and enjoyed them. But it's a more human kind of romance. Robin Hobb is good at exploring the human heart as we know it in reality. But if I'm reading something and the romance is a bit far fetched I usually just roll my eyes and skim it 😂. Saying that, I love Disney films. They're my one vice 😊. 2y
TheLiteraryCasanova @Utopiyll I liked Fire and I haven't read Bitterblue. I loved Graceling overall though. 2y
Utopiyll @miralunasbooknook That's very true!! It has to be realistic, with realistic interpretation of human behaviour, that is also when it usually gets lost on me!! I am a complete sucker for Tangled and Mulan, those two get me everytime 😂 2y
laurenbescoby Beauty and the Beast and the Tinkerbell films for me. My son loves Tinkerbell too, think it may be my influence 😂 2y
Utopiyll @TheLiteraryCasanova Yes! I've heard across the board the other two books polarise the readership, however a larger majority like Graceling!! 💕 2y
GypsyKat Ooooh, I have this series on my TBR shelf! 2y
Paperdreamsblog Standalone? Bitterblue is the sequel and Fire is the prequel! All soooo good! 2y
b00kswithmaps Lovvved Graceling!! 2y
Utopiyll @Paperdreamsblog True 😂 You can read them without having read the others, so I just call them standalones 🤔 but yes they really are 💕 2y
Utopiyll @GypsyKat Ohh I can't wait until you read it! Tell me if you enjoy it or not!! 💕 2y
Utopiyll @b00kswithmaps I know right! It's so good!! 2y
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The Waking Fire | Anthony Ryan
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I've finally finished this 700 page mammoth fantasy read! 😍 This book is a whirlwind from start to finish. Dragons, kickass females, thieves, killer beasts, it has everything!! The story telling is truly immersive! I must confess that this is the first fantasy in a while that has engaged me to this extent. 💕
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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The Essex Serpent was finallly delivered today 👐 Can't wait to eventually read it!! Not only is the cover beautiful but the story confronts issues of superstition vs faith vs science whilst weaving itself all into a wonderful romance! 💕
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BookishMarginalia No idea about candles, but excited about Essex Serpent. On the theme of religion and superstition. Have you read 2y
Utopiyll @BookishMarginalia Oh I haven't read it, but I just had a look at the blurb and it looks quite interesting!! I'm going to add it to my TBR's! Thankyou 😊 2y
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Jamesfahyauthor This is a wonderful read 🙌🏻 2y
Utopiyll @Jamesfahyauthor I really cannot wait to get into it! 😊 2y
JenWindramReads This is so pretty!! 2y
WordWaller 😍😍😍 I need this book so badly! 2y
ruthemmielang This ones on my TBR too! 2y
Utopiyll @JenWindramReads Isn't it!! That's what originally pulled me in to buying the book until the plot then sucked me in!! 😍 2y
Utopiyll @ruthemmielang Ohh tell me your thoughts when you eventually get around to reading it!! I'm so excited to read it! 2y
Utopiyll @WordWaller It is so wonderful. 😍 I couldn't resist and had to get it immediately!! 2y
ruthemmielang @Utopiyll I first heard about it from @thereadingwomen on their podcast. They seemed to really like it 😊 2y
GypsyKat Great picture! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart @koolandco @nookandburrow I feel like there's another one but I can't recall it right now 😂😂 2y
Sophoclessweetheart ☝️ Those are AUS based. My favourites are @MerakiCandles @bookandnookstore @flickerinkuk and @twocandlethieves but these are UK based so shipping may be steep. 2y
Utopiyll @TheOtherMother thankyou so much!! I just ordered a candle from Kool and Co so YAY!!! 💕 2y
Sophoclessweetheart 🙈🖤You're welcome 2y
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This book is a masterpiece! 🌿Everything from the writing to the realistic characters creates a world that is vivid and imaginable. It's a fantasy book that might divide the readers of the genre, but I loved it! Have you guys read it?! What did you think?
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Katerina I absolutely love the whole trilogy. The characters and the whole world Abercrombie creates here are so alive! You feel the searing sun, you taste the dust on your tongue. Brilliant! 2y
Utopiyll @Katerina I agree! You become so invested you forget you are even reading. I actually have another of his books 'Half a King' on my TBR, and I am really hoping it is just as vivid with just as complex characters!! 2y
Katerina @Utopiyll Sadly, I didn't really like that series of his that much ? Maybe because it was written for a YA audience and not as gritty as the first law? Who knows. I'd recommend reading the stand alone novels to First law, such as "Best served cold", if you haven't read them yet. 2y
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Utopiyll @Katerina Oh no I didn't realise it was aimed at a YA audience! 😭 I am usually drawn to the darker and more realistic themes that come with adult fantasy so I assumed his other series would follow the same pattern as The First Law! I haven't yet read Best Served Cold but I really want to because I just can't leave the world alone! 2y
Katerina @Utopiyll If I remember correctly there are 3 stand alone novels that "accompany" the First Law AND he supposedly is working on a second First Law trilogy, so we have something to look forward to ? 2y
Utopiyll @Katerina HOW EXCITING!! I'm glad he has decided to come back to that world, more for us! YAY! 2y
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The Butcher Boy | Pat McCabe
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☕My humble cuppa and The Butcher Boy!
Good morning everyone! ☉
I've almost finished 'The Waking Fire' by Anthony Ryan and hence going to start my next book soon! Despite this not being a fantasy, The Butcher Boy is a classic pyschological fiction that has caught my interest. I can't wait to start reading!! 💕

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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"I will have you without armour. Or I will not have you at all." - Six Of Crows

Couldn't wait to post Day 21: Multiethnic for #JuneBookBugs ?
Six of Crows has everything! Such amazing representation of race, gender and orientation! And it's a kickass fantasy!
This is a great addition to the YA and Fantasy genre.
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ThatReadingWraith This is beautiful!! 2y
Utopiyll @ThatReadingWraith Yay!! Another Six Of Crows lover!! When I first picked it up I wasn't expecting it to be SO GOOD! I haven't been able to find anything quite like it 😭 2y
ThatReadingWraith I agree!! I was so sure I'd dislike it and now it's my favourite fantasy book, hands down.☺️ 2y
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alexreadsboooks I think this was one of the first truly diverse YA Fantasy books I read and I just. Love it so much! I was literally shook. 2y
Utopiyll @alexreadsboooks Same!! Until Six Of Crows I hadn't read a YA with much to any diversity in it, let alone a fantasy! Still now though the diverse fantasy books are few and far inbetween for me. I'm looking to find more!! 2y
alexreadsboooks @Utopiyll I try to read as much diverse YA as possible, and I find it easier than I thought. Also it turns out I'm starting to get bored with most non-diverse mainstream YA 😅 2y
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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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❄My pick for Day 20: Winter Read for #JuneBookBugs !! This is the perfect book to open up on a cold night, right next to a fire or heater! It's Winter here at the moment and I am honestly going to reread this soon! @RealLifeReading
What books do you guys like to read in Winter?! 🌧
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