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Yuki_Onna

Yuki_Onna

Joined May 2020

LibraryThing member Yuki-Onna

Love. Animals. Books. Travel. Japan, South-East Asia, North/West Europe, World - gothic, literary fiction, thrillers, mythology, plays, classics...
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October, October | Katya Balen
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🧡🎃🍂 The #October #BucketList 🧡🎃🍂
for #Scarathlon2022
+20 Early Bird points for #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome! 3d
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Joining in for another round of #20in4 #readathon😊

As I've got a long weekend starting from now, Friday 30 Sep 7 pm CET (got tomorrow off work) - til Monday included, as October 3rd is the National Holiday of Germany - I hope to get some reading done.

Not aiming for 20 hours, that would be unlikely for me - but reading as much as I can manage.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 3d
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🍂🧡🎃 The autumnal Halloween-y reading list for October 🎃🧡🍂
#Bookspin & #Bookspinbingo hosted by @TheAromaofBooks
#Spookoween #readathon hosted by @TheSpineView
all #October #readathons hosted by @Andrew65
and of course
#Scarathlon2022 hosted by @Clwojick and @StayCurious
-20 Early Bird pts. for #TeamSlaughter

🍂🎃🧛‍♀️🦇💀👻👹🧡🍂
#Halloween #autumnreading

TheSpineView Good luck! 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4d
Clwojick I love the little ghosts! 4d
Yuki_Onna @Clwojick Right?🧡 I was so happy when I stumbled upon them... 👻 3d
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The Mask of Ra | P. C. Doherty
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1. Yes! Set in Ancient Egypt or Ancient Greece especially.
2. Doherty wrote a few nice Ancient Egyptian mysteries.

#Two4Tuesday #ancientEgypt #ancientGreece #mystery
@TheSpineView

Checking in from #SuperSeptember #Readathon hosted by @Andrew65 as well.
I read 23 hours in total, finished two and a half books (The Jew's Beech Tree; Nanny Needed & the last half of Where the Crawdads Sing)
For me, that's awesome! 😊
Thank you for hosting, Andrew! 🥳

TheSpineView Love Egypt and storied about their ancient culture! Thanks for playing 6d
Andrew65 Great, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 5d
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Equus | Peter Shaffer
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1. Yes! Henrik Ibsen, Friedrich Schiller, William Shakespeare & Sarah Kane are among the playwrights who shaped me.
2. Hmmm... Reading them allows me to stage them in my head; watching them brings them to life in a different way - but what if I don't like the production?🤔
3. That one's been on my radar for some time now.

@ozma.of.oz
#SundayFunday #plays #theatre

Wanna play? @TheAromaofBooks @RaeLovesToRead @SoyTooSaucy @trashcanman ?

RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag! 🙃 I don't usually read plays, but I like to watch them! 😁 1w
ozma.of.oz The variety of adaptations is one of the best things about plays! Thank you for sharing! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the tag!!! ❤ 1w
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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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1. Living in our world and finding yourself in a surreal dreamlike situation all of a sudden - with no idea how you slipped into it, whether what you experience is real or not or what may happen next.
Pure wonder. Or, as somebody once said about Haruki Murakami's books: 'It's like reading a dream'.
2. 🔼
3. Oh yes! I like the dreamlike sensation of strange occurrences & not knowing what's happening next...
🔽

Yuki_Onna ... Continued:
The tagged book has some magical realism as promised in the synopsis - I surely hope so as I'd like to put this one on my #October #Scarathlon2022 and #Bookspin lists of #spookyreads ...

#SundayFunday #Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter #magicalrealism #HarukiMurakami #autumnreading
@ozma.of.oz @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

Tagging everyone who hasn't played and would like to!
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ozma.of.oz Oh Lavelle is a great choice! Thanks for posting! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the tag!!! 2w
Yuki_Onna @ozma.of.oz Nice! Have you read anything by him? 1w
ozma.of.oz I read The Ballad of Black Tom years ago, but I haven‘t searched anything out by him since. I should do that. 😄 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Joining #SuperSeptember #Readathon hosted by fabulous @Andrew65

Hope to get a bit of reading time during the next week as I was just diagnosed with a leg thrombosis (😯why?) and shouldn't move much? 🤔 Oh well...

Treating this one as a #20in4 and trying to get 20 hours of reading done during these 9 days. That may not sound much - yet for me that would be a success. 😊

rockpools Get well soon! And hope you can enjoy your enforced reading time! 3w
Yuki_Onna @rockpools Thank you so much! 😊🤗 Had three stints at ERs yesterday - first to pick up a prescription for antibiotics for an obstinate infection.
Then - pain in the leg and got the thrombosis diagnosed.
Then I suddenly fainted last night, fell and was unconscious for a bit and had to be checked at the third ER.... 😵😑
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rockpools @Yuki_Onna oh my goodness - how terrifying! How are you feeling today? Managing to take it easy? 2w
rockpools Oh my goodness! How terrifying! How are you feeling today? Hope you‘re managing to take it easy 2w
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Three Gothic Novels | Peter Fairclough
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1. That's a tough question - favourites are psychological thrillers & magical realism as well, but I think eerie gothic novels win.

2. The last half! I need to know the ending - I can make up the backstories that lead up to it.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
#gothic #gothicnovels #psychological thrillers #magicalrealism

Tagging everyone who hasn't done this one and would like to play 😊

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3w
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Dance Dance Dance | Haruki Murakami
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*Japan (Sapporo, Tokyo) & Hawaii in the 1980s.
That's where I wanna be atm. 😊

Another choice would be The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - gothic spooky England in the early 1800s.

#SundayFunday #portals #literaryworlds #gothic #Japan #England #gothicliterature @ozma.of.oz
Have you played this one, Bunny? What are your choices? 💞 @BeeMagical

ozma.of.oz Both amazing options! Thanks for sharing! 3w
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What a fun question! 😊
A ghost/creepy story book for sure - the tagged one is the first that came to mind. 🔥🍂
Reading this one atm,which would also fit perfectly:
Strange tales from Japan: 99 chilling stories of yokai, ghosts, demons and the supernatural by Keisuke Nishimoto

#SundayFunday #campfirereading #autumnreading #ghoststories #horrorstories
@ozma.of.oz
Feel like playing? @hannah-leeloo @enchanted_bibliophile ?

hannah-leeloo I have that book! I'm joining you lol 😆 3w
Yuki_Onna @hannah-leeloo You're in the group of friends anyway - so of course you're joining in!😆 3w
ozma.of.oz That sounds like such a cool collection! Thank you for sharing! 3w
Palimpsest Oh my, before I read the tagged book title this is exactly what book I was thinking! I listened to quite a few of his stories on audible last year and then bought Collected Ghost Stories. 3w
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1. 👹🐲🐾🦊🐸👺👻🐉🕷️👣✍️🎏🎐🏹⚔️🪦🐇🐺🦝🐗🐎
2. Dare me by Megan Abbott
3. Play it as it lays by Joan Didion - 5***** again eventually.

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
#summerreading #endofsummerreading

Have you played this one? @StaceGhost @RaeLovesToRead @Andrew65

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🙏🏻👍🏼 4w
RaeLovesToRead I have done this one already... but I'm now reading different books so... NEW EMOJIS!!!! 4w
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag 😁 4w
Eggs @RaeLovesToRead 😉🤩🤗 4w
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Dance Dance Dance | Haruki Murakami
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Thanks for the tag, @RaeLovesToRead 💕
Islands are right up my alley! 😊

1. So many... Anytime:
Japan (regardless which one - either one of the main islands ( esp. Hokkaido or Honshu again), or the Okinawan or any small Japanese one);
Taiwan
Ireland
The Channel Islands
Easter Island
Hawaii (any island)
or... Langeoog again.
2. if Japan (Hokkaido) or Hawaii: the tagged book
on Kyushu: Kafka on the Shore
on Honshu: any Murakami ... ⤵️

Yuki_Onna Continued:
*Langeoog: Shark Drunk by Morten Stroksness; The North Water by Ian McGuire (topic: rough seas) or Monster Love by Carol Topolski (thriller, first book I read on my 'adult' stays on the island)
*Ireland: I'd BUY tons of books there again: ghost story anthologies, books about Irish & Celtic myths, mythological creatures, thrillers set in Ireland.
*tropical/far away islands: any psychological thriller taking place on a tropical island.
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wanderinglynn Okinawa! 🙌🏻 I do miss Japan 🇯🇵 And I love Ireland too 🇮🇪 4w
TheSpineView So many islands to choose from! Thanks for playing 4w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#EndofSummer #20in4 #Readathon Check-In @Andrew65

Complete reading time: 18 hrs 50 min.
For me, that's a total success! 😊
Though I cheated a bit - Changed 31. August when I didn't read at all because I wantedto enjoy my last holiday day on the island to the fullest for September 1st - travelling back by ferry, overland bus and various trains through Germany - from the very north to the south. 12 hoursh to go and plenty of time for reading... 😏

Yuki_Onna 👆I hope that's ok? 🤓😉 @Andrew65
The journey by public transport is always a kind of exciting odyssey... Pic above was on the last train part - The ICE doesn't mean 'in case of emergency' here btw. but is the name of the train type - InterCity Express. 🚅

Finished two books during this #20in4 - 'Play it as it lays' and 'Once upon a time in Hollywood'. Started a third - Where the crawdads sing.
ed. for typos
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The last day on this island in the North Sea, for this summer at least, the last day of August 2022.
Sitting at the beach watching the sea, feeling very bittersweet. 🌊

Here's my #Bookspin #Doublespin list for September. @TheAromaofBooks
Some sea/seafaring/coastal life themed books and some spooky books! Because 2. is such a chunkster and 19. is partly a reread (did read some of the stories), I might substitute one of those with 👇

Yuki_Onna ... Der Grieper-Spuk (The Grieper Haunting) by Martin Luserke. It's a short obscure North German story I found at a local bookstore - the sea, coastal life AND spooky! 😎 (edited) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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1. Tagged. Play it as it lays.
2. The accurate narrative of someone with major depression. The setting in 1960's Hollywood - actors, sex, drugs, drama, superficiality. The beautiful reduced writing style. Made me race through it and grit my teeth at the accuracy of Maria's descripion. My first 5***** for over one and a half years.

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView
#summerreading #depression

Yuki_Onna T'was also the first book I finished during #EndofSummer #20in4 #readathon .

Wanna play @RaeLovesToRead @Nute @StaceGhost ?
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
StaceGhost I can‘t believe I forgot to respond! Sorry my Tuesday was really busy. I think I‘ll post it today ha ha 1mo
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1. don't have specific set comfort reads, but most mythical creatures books/bestiaries tend to be my go-to feel-good reads.
yeah, I'm weird... 😂
2. on the couch on rainy days or (when possible) on Langeoog island (beach, café); when travelling: in cafés...
3. coffee, in all variations ☕️

#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz
#comfortreads #comfortreading # mythicalcreatures #islands #beachreading

ozma.of.oz Mythical bestiaries are amazing! Thank you for posting! 1mo
Yuki_Onna @ozma.of.oz Thank you for creating and understanding! 🤗 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Joining another #20in4 #readathon hosted by @Andrew65 🥳
As I'm on #holidays on my fave little #island in the North Sea - where I always slip into #readingmode, thankfully, maybe I'll get a few hours of reading done this time?
Celebrating #beachreading sounds like a good idea!
🌊🌊🌊
If I'm not mistaken, it's a #20in6 this time anyway, isn't it? That gives me some hope of succeeding, actually...😏

Andrew65 Yes it is 😂 Which island? Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 1mo
Yuki_Onna @Andrew65 Thank you Andrew! 😊
-The island? Langeoog. It's one of the seven East Frisian Islands. Tiny, but beautiful.
Been to nearly all of them (my parents used to take me to either Switzerland or to one of the Frisian Islands for summer holidays), and Langeoog remains my favourite by far. Since the pandemic has prevented long distance travel for quite some time, hubby & I have visited this little gem a few times over the last few years again.
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Andrew65 Sounds wonderful! 1mo
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Even in the grave | James Chambers
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Blending beach reading with looking forward to spooky season 😎🎃

#beachread #summerreading #holidays #spookyseason

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We, the Drowned | Carsten Jensen
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1. Tagged. Bought it yesterday on my favourite island bookstore. 🙂
2. Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
3. Wow, this is tough. ... Japan, Ireland, Costa Rica?

#WondrousWednesday #travel #August #summerreading
@Eggs
@hannah-leeloo @Nute @mdm139 @Enchanted_Bibliophile

kaysworld1 Hello there I was just checking did you get my extra package I sent out? Xx 1mo
Yuki_Onna @kaysworld1 Kay! 🤩 Yes, I did recently! DHL didn't notify me properly, as usual, but got hold of it nonetheless.
So sorry not to have thanked you sooner - underwent another major crisis over the last weeks... Still, that's no excuse! Love the bookmarks and can't wait to dive into the book! Thank you so much! 💜
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kaysworld1 @Yuki_Onna oh thank heaven's for that. I hope your crisis sorts itself out and your all safe. I'm glad you got something eventually. Xx 1mo
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hannah-leeloo Thanks for the tag sweet ❤️ 1mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 📚✈️🗺 1mo
Yuki_Onna @kaysworld1 Thank you so much Kay❣️ That's the sweetest gesture ever - I'm blown away by your kindness! I'll let you know when I start diving into the book once I'm back 🌊 1mo
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#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

1. The Rider on the White Horse by Theodor Storm 🌊
2. Tagged. It features one of my fave weather/nature events to read about - storm tides. As I'm vacationing at the North Sea Coast atm, there are so many stories to listen to...
3. Rainy and stormy! So cozy to sit inside and read!

#weather #extremeweather #storm

Wanna play? @BeeMagical 🐝 💗 @RaeLovesToRead 💗

RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag! 🥰 1mo
ozma.of.oz Two thumbs up for rain and blankets! 👍🏻👍🏻 Thanks for posting! 1mo
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That Weekend | Kara Thomas
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1. The house - Simon Lelic ; the arrangement - Robyn Harding
2. The last 5 stars? That was in 2020. 😅 Hardly read last year and, while better, am still not back in reading mode...
Had a 4,75 star read in December 2021, though - Thinkers and Doubters by 17 year-old Michal Arbel.
3. Mood! Mood! ✌️

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads #weekendreading
What are you reading this weekend, Bunny? 💕 @BeeMagical

Yuki_Onna Started another, the tagged book, yesterday (Sunday) evening. Bought it when accompanying my boo on a trip.
It's an illustrated, fun, short non-fiction of the forensic biologist and undergroud/goth icon Dr. Mark Benecke's favourite animals (a lot of them obscure insects and other invertebrates).🪰🪱🪳
He writes short, witty, insightful descriptions and the slightly goth illustrations by Kat Menschik are simply beautiful. Highly recommended!
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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1. Agatha Christie, hands down. There are only about five of her mystery books I haven't read yet. And I haven't read her novels published under the name Mary Westmacott. Nevertheless, that makes over 60 books I've read by her.-
2. In bed.
When traveling, in cozy armchairs or on couches on cool, windy or rainy days. On sunny days: at the beach, if possible.
3. Yes! Many times I don't reach my goals, though; esp. recently... 😅

RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag! 😊 I think I've done this one. I think my most-read authors are Harlan Coben & Agatha Christie! 💕 2mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in ❤️🦋💕 2mo
hannah-leeloo Hey sweet friend sorry I'm late for this post I've had a rough few days. Thanks for the tag 🫂❤️ 2mo
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Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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#sundayfunday #sundayreading #surprises #surprise #twists @ozma.of.oz

1. Yes! Yes! Yes!😊
2. Tagged.
3. Haruki Murakami. His magical realism storytelling always takes me where I least expect it. Same as David Lynch with his surreal movies. You never know what's happening, where the story is going and why. Love it.

Wanna play? @RaeLovestoRead @Enchanted_Bibliophile @StaceGhost @kezzlou85

RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag! I'll have a think! 🤔 3mo
ozma.of.oz Murakami is a great pick! Thank you for sharing! 💙 3mo
StaceGhost Yes! I agree! But I like Murakami more than Lynch lol 3mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks for the tag 🌷 3mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#JubilantJuly #Readathon @andrew65

Started work again, so that doesn't mean much time for reading (and I still haven't gotten back into reading fully anyway)...

So joining this one. My goal is, as always, to read as much as possible. Additionally, I'll treat this as a #20in4, I think - Going to track my reading time and aiming for 20 full hours of reading time during this #readathon. 😊

#summerreading #summer

Andrew65 Best of luck, and hope it helps with your reading 😊👍 (edited) 3mo
kaysworld1 Hey, I was just wondering if you got my package yet? I sent another because I didn't want you to go without this one was in a more protective envelope This time xx 2mo
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The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
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1. Haven't yet, as I rarely to never read Sci-Fi or Fantasy, which might use alien or mythological creatures' POVs.
2. Haven't read this one yet either, but it's been on my wishlist forever and I feel I might like it a lot. It's told from the POV of a bee. 🐝

@TheSpineView
Wanna play? @hannah-leeloo @Nute @BeeMagical

#Two4Tuesday #summer #summerreading

RaeLovesToRead I loved The Bees! Such a good book. When I asked the lady in Waterstones if the story was told by a bee, she said "it's written by a human..." ? too cute ? 3mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing!🐝❤️ 3mo
BeeMagical I have this one! I must move it up on my list!!🖤🖤 3mo
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Peter Swanson always gets me. Well, this is only the second book of him I read and he's already become a new favourite author.
His writing sucks me right in – he writes so (seemingly) effortlessly, such great character descripions and thrilling, twisty plots.
In the beginning, Abigail felt a lot like me.
A suspenseful, thrilling ride of toxic masculinity leading to a honeymoon of hell.

Yuki_Onna This was my April #Bookspin book. I don't write reviews for all the #Bookspin or #Doublespin picks I manage to read, but this one called for a quick shout out... 😁
@TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks I just read another Swanson book this week and could hardly put it down (as usual) 3mo
Yuki_Onna @TheAromaofBooks That was the other one of him I've already read... Soo cool! 3mo
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The Riddle of the Sands | Erskine Childers
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1. Hmmm... Japan, the British Isles, Central/Middle America. Or right here, where I am. Like south Germany a lot better now I've got my darlings here.

2. In a book? From what I remember, 'Zuhause' (At home) by Icelandic author Kristof Magnusson had a great description of coming home after a long absence.

3. Tagged. Haven't read it yet, but it's set on partly around the East Frisian Islands, where I holiday often and feel at home somehow...

Yuki_Onna #SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz #sunday #sundayreading #home

Having a lazy #sunday with lots of reading and in the mood for playing.
Have you played this one? @hannah-leeloo @RaeLovesToRead @StaceGhost
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hannah-leeloo Thanks for the tag my sweet friend 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag! 🥰 3mo
ozma.of.oz Your answer for one is pretty similar to mine right now! I want to be constantly traveling! Thank you for posting! 💕 3mo
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Win Lose Kill Die | Cynthia Murphy
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July's #bookspin list 🌺🌴✌️

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Jenna!!! What a cool #soss #sliceofsummerswap package you sent me! You've spoiled me! 🌺🍍🥥🥤🍧Thank you soo much!!! So summery - I'm in a holiday mood right now... 🌴🍧🥥✌️

@lirahlu @catsandbooks #summer #LitsySwaps #summerreading

Catsandbooks Fantastic! Have a lovely summer! 😎 3mo
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One Summery Day | Larry Dane Brimner
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Abiii!!! 🤩
I love my #soss #sliceofsummerswap box!!! Thank you so much for your sweet thoughtful selection! It was like opening a late birthday present box. 🥰 And the little fake plant? Priceless! 🌺🍍🍌🥥🥤

@AbigailJaneBlog @catsandbooks
#summer #LitsySwaps #summerreading #swaps

Catsandbooks So fun! Have a great summer! ☀️ 3mo
AbigailJaneBlog You are so welcome! I saw the plant and knew immediately I had to get it for you - it was just so cute!! 3mo
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LoveStar: A Novel | Andri Snaer Magnason
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1. Done. It's dystopian - a genre I stay away from under all circumstances. Most of them feel too creepy, I guess. Don't know why I picked up this one - but it was hilarious despite of its premise.
2. 😱🔪💊😶‍🌫️😮🤔⁉️
3. (psychological thrillers, suspense) - Because I like not knowing what's happening next in books and movies.
4. Cover art, mostly.

Thanks for the tag, @hannah-leeloo !😊

#ThoughtfulThursday @Moonwitch94 #thrillers #suspense

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Since I've got Covid atm and started feeling a little better today (at least so I feel able to read again), I'm going to join this #20in4 #readathon.
There's not much else apart from reading, sleeping and getting better I can do anyways, is there? 😅
And (if one needs reasons for readathons at all...) - a readathon including my birthday? Heck yeah! 🌺
#20in4readathon @andrew65

Andrew65 Sorry to hear about the Covid, get well soon 💕 Good luck with the readathon, and i hope it helps you through the illness. Happy Birthday when you get there. (edited) 3mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Thanks for the tag, @hannah-leeloo ❣

1. I've never thought about that question before and before now, was not aware there is a distinction. But all the fellow Littens who played before me have brought to my attention there is a clear distinction.
Please look for the answers of @kezzlou85 or @hannah-leeloo for a definition.

2. Yes. Always been a writer and storyteller; am an aspiring author.

Tagging everyone who wants to play & hasn't yet. 🥰

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 4mo
lirahlu Tracking 1Z6726876720001814 4mo
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Yuki_Onna @lirahlu Thank you, dear! I'm soooo excited. 😁🌺 4mo
Yuki_Onna @lirahlu @catsandbooks Your #soss parcel arrived on Monday! 🥳Sorry I didn't post a pic - got Covid and feel very weak... 🙁 On Opening Day there will be pics!
#sliceofsummerswap #LitsySwaps
@AbigailJaneBlog Got your tracking number, dear! It's still safely on its way. 😊
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lirahlu @Yuki_Onna I'm so sorry lovely! I hope you start feeling better! 💝 3mo
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Late to the party, as always... 😅 #JoysofJune #Readathon @andrew65

It's likely I won't have that much time for reading the next week, but we shall see... My goal is to finish the tagged book, i. e. my current read. It's fab so far, but as I said: not much reading time atm. ... 📚

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, whatever reading time you can get in. 4mo
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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1. Another post about one of my all time favourite books... 🐇🎀 It seems it shaped me...

2. Not necessarily. Longer titles can be as dark, funny, mysterious, enticing etc. as one word titles.

#two4tuesday #titles #bunny
@TheSpineView @BeeMagical 🐰 Bunny! How are you, my sweet one? 🖤

BeeMagical Love this, Bunny!❤️🐰 In this case, one word title is amazing👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 4mo
TheSpineView 👍📖📚🐇 4mo
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Bingo Palace | Louise Erdrich
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RaeLovesToRead 5 is good! And I got Malibu rising to read this year too! 😊 4mo
Yuki_Onna @RaeLovesToRead Good to know you liked it and it seems to deserve the hype! I'll let you know what I think! 💚 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It's almost time for #BigJuneReadathon hosted by the phenomenon @clwojick 🌻

Trying to get back into reading still. As progess is still slow, my goals are humble.
To read as much as possible, as feels good. And to have fun reading.
I'd love to finish at least one book, two if possible, preferably among the #Bookspin / #Doublespin selections.
-Yeah, humble, as I said... 😄

@TheAromaofBooks @clwojick

TheAromaofBooks Setting goals you feel like you can actually attain is so important!!! Good luck!! (edited) 4mo
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Depeche Mode | Serhiy Zhadan
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Have been trying to get my hands on this edition of the book for a long time and now, due to recent circumstances, more than ever.

Zhadan is Ukrainian, the book is set in the Ukraine.

And I'd love to read it in loving memory of
Andy Fletcher
of Depeche Mode
who passed away unexpectedly the day before yesterday - May 26.
His death left me devastated - have spent the last few days in a fog.
💖 RIP Andy. 💖

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Thank you for the tag sweet @hannah-leeloo and @AbigailJaneBlog 😊

🦋 I'm about 30 % in - 3*** so far, I guess.

🦋 Annie Ward, Beautiful Bad. How twisted it was...

🦋 Sunshine & the wonderful men in my life 😊 (No offense meant to the wonderful girls in my life - today, I'm especially grateful for 3 men)

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
Wanna play? @BeeMagical @StaceGhost @EnchantedBibliophile @Nute @rachelk
#spring #summer #gratefulness #happiness

Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks for the tag 🌷 4mo
Eggs 💗🦋💙 4mo
rachelk Thank you! 🌸 🌸🌸 4mo
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#MarvellousMay #Readathon Check In :

I actually reached and surpassed my goal 😀
I finally finished the #Librarything EarlyReviewer ARC Dark Factory by Kathe Koja (Rather underwhelmed... 😑) - that was my goal.
Started Mine by Rachael Tamayo and finished it in five days AND started my next read The Unreliables.
So - success! 😁

Thank you @Andrew65 - it seems you got me out of my reading slump! 😊🙏

@RaeLovesToRead

RaeLovesToRead 🙌🙌🙌🙌 Well done, Sam!!!! 👏👏👏 😁 4mo
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Mine | Rachael Tamayo
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Pickpick

A fast-paced, quick ride of a thriller. After having had to push through some pretentious, dense, arty books, it was a relief to read an easy, sexy, yet well-executed story again. While I will say that the ending was a bit too neatly tied up for my taste, it was an exciting read full of twists and turns and rewarding nonetheless. Definitely tempted to pick up more by Rachael Tamayo now!

#thrillers #LibraryThingEarlyReviewers #LTER #greed

Clwojick Wow! Great colour match! 4mo
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Mine | Rachael Tamayo
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1. Tagged.
2. It's an e-book ARC. Don't like e-books that much, but gotta get aroud to reviewing all my #LTER ARCs... 😅
3. 3,5*** I'm about 50% in atm.
4. No, I like my books pristine. 😊 I do write down quotes in a notebook, though.

@MoonWitch94 #ThoughtfulTuesday #LibraryThing

Wanna play? @hannah-leeloo @Nute @RaeLovesToRead ?

RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag! 😊 5mo
Nute Thanks for thinking of me!💕 5mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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Look what I mailed off today! 🌺
🌴🌵 #SliceofSummerSwap 🌴 @catsandbooks

@lirahlu @AbigailJaneBlog
🍑🧁🍒 Hope the parcels arrive quickly and smoothly! 🍧🍍🍉

Yuki_Onna @lirahlu @AbigailJaneBlog
A request I have: Could you please forward me the tracking numbers of the parcels when you post them?
It's just because there's been trouble with the German Post with nearly every swap I've partivipated in.
They sometimes deliver the boxes to the wrong people and/or don't notify me at all.
Only when I have the tracking number can I do something and try to locate the box.
Thank you so much! 🌺🌴🌵

#LitsySwaps #summer
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AbigailJaneBlog Oh my gosh you've got everything sorted so quickly! I'm looking forward to sending yours (and will of course send a tracking number) 5mo
lirahlu @Yuki_Onna of course! I will likely mail yours today or tomorrow! 5mo
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Yuki_Onna @AbigailJaneBlog @lirahlu Thank you, sweet ones! 😊 That makes me a lot calmer.
- Don't hurry!!! (I'm always super hyped up with swaps and can't wait to go shopping and get my swap mates' parcels ready... 😅)
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Catsandbooks Wow! You are fast!!! ☀️🙌🏼 5mo
Yuki_Onna @lirahlu Oh, I forgot to say: When your box arrives - DO NOT check the customs declaration (in the plastic envelope on the parcel), ok!? It will spoil all the fun... 🌺 4mo
lirahlu @Yuki_Onna my box came today! I am so excited! 4mo
Yuki_Onna @lirahlu Woohoo! Finally! 😊 4mo
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Dark Factory | Kathe Koja
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Bklover Wow!!!! 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Should I make another attempt at a #readathon with goals I'm likely not able to keep? 😂
Those hosted by @Andrew65 are so low key they're far too tempting to resist... 🌷 And it's May, a month I love...
So, the goal is to finally finish my current read, Dark Factory. Could I do this, please? 🙄😄
#MarvellousMay

@RaeLovesToRead I'm sending you a mail soon!

RaeLovesToRead 🥰😊 I think you should give the readathon a go! It doesn't matter if you don't meet the goals, they are just for fun 😁💕 5mo
Andrew65 @RaeLovesToRead i totally agree, we are very informal and relaxed, and just enjoy reading and sharing our reading with each other, 5mo
Andrew65 Best of luck @Yuki_Onna, great to have you with us. 5mo
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Madame Anniversaire | Roger Hargreaves
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Uiiiii... It's my Litsyversary ☺️

Happy Anniversary to everybody who joined this wonderful site today with me! 🌷🥳
And thank you to the wonderful friends I've met on here! I don't want to miss anyone out, therefore I don't try to tag you all. Normally, I don't regard internet 'friendship' as real, but the friends here on Litsy are real friends.
Thank you, Litsy. Thank you all. You know who you are. 🌷

#anniversaries #friendship #friends

StaceGhost So glad you‘re here ❤️ 5mo
wanderinglynn Happy Litsyversary! 🎉 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Happy Litsyversary! I agree Litsy friendships are true friendships! 😊💕 5mo
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BeeMagical Yay!!! Happy Listyversary Bunny!!!!💕💕💕🐇 5mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 5mo
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost 🥰 The exact same to you, dear!!! ❤ 5mo
Yuki_Onna @wanderinglynn @JessClark78 Thank you!!! 😊
So happy to have met you via Litsy❣️❣️
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Yuki_Onna @RaeLovesToRead Thank you, Rae, dearest! ☺️🥰 So happy to have met you on here! 💞
And btw, haven't forgotten your poetry 😉
It's just incredibly chaotic atm and hard to find time to concentrate... 🙄 But from what I've read so far you'll get plenty of feedback (positive😉)...
🤗🤩🤗
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Yuki_Onna @BeeMagical Bunny!!! 🐰🐰🐰 Soo happy you are in my life!!! 💗💖🖤💕 5mo
fredamans Happy Litsyversary! 5mo
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Yuki_Onna
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May #Bookspin list. 📚
#BookspinBingo #readinglists
I made several for this month - this is the one I'm most in the mood for atm, so I'm going to stick with it. 😊
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Enoch Arden And Other Poems | Alfred Lord Tennyson
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Look what arrived today, eventually...
My #AprilPoetrySwap .
Right now, I don't know how to feel, however. Happy that it wasn't lost entirely or sad about what little arrived of what lovely @kaysworld1 originally sent.
The envelope was ripped open completely on two sides - left was the tagged book.
A wonder it was still in there. Kay originally sent trhee books, chocolate and a card. I guess the envelope wasn't sturdy enough. I'm just sad now. 😭

kaysworld1 Can you post a picture or what arrived please? 5mo
kaysworld1 I don't mind sending things again so you have something 😌 5mo
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Yuki_Onna @kaysworld1 Of course, darling. I'll send them by email, ok? On the pic posted you already see the plastic wrap repackage by the German Post...
Postal loss/damage is just.... 😡 And it took them three weeks to deliver the parcel? Come on...
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Yuki_Onna @kaysworld1 Nope, darling. It's not your fault!!! I'm happy with the Tennyson book, don't get me wrong. But seeing on the customs declaration what you originally sent is tough... 5mo
kaysworld1 @Yuki_Onna Yer it is saddening to be honest. The 2 missing were from my personal collection I thought you might liked. 😭 xxx 5mo
TheBookHippie HOW SAD..............so sorry all around!! 5mo
Yuki_Onna @kaysworld1 Oh noooo... 😫 This is soo... *sigh* Happy to own a Tennyson now, but to know that you sent two from your collection that are lost ... 😧 5mo
Trashcanman Everyone fell 5mo
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For the Wolf | Hannah Whitten
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🌸 Magical realism often does it for me.
🌸The people! The friends I've made on here are the best 💜
🌸 Tagged. Got this from lovely @maich as part of #LitsyLovesAnimalsSwap . As I'm obsessed with wolfish creatures lately, this became the instant top of my TBR list. ☺️
#wondrousWednesday @Eggs
Wanna play? @hannah-leeloo @Nute @Enchanted_Bibliophile @BeeMagical

Eggs Sounds good! Thanks for playing 😍 5mo
Nute Thank you for thinking of me!🙂 5mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks for the tag 🌷 5mo
Yuki_Onna @Nute Of course dear! 😃 5mo
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For the Wolf | Hannah Whitten
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🦊🐈‍⬛🐿🐙🐺 Opening Day 🐺🦣🐇🦇🐊

#LitsyLovesAnimals #LLAS #animals #lovereading #LitsySwaps #LitsyLovesAnimalsSwap
@DinoMom @ShelleyBooksie Thank you for organizing this fun swap!

@maich Thank you sooo much for this sweet parcel, Maja! It's perfect! 🐇😊

maich I'm glad you like it😍❤💕 Enjoy! 5mo
DinoMom This is a fabulous package! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks I really enjoyed For the Wolf, and The Friend Zone is on my May TBR!! Such a fun box!! 5mo
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Yuki_Onna @maich I will!❣️That you sent me a rabbit and 'For the wolf' is perfect in so many ways... And I love the pencil✏️ When I read the books I'll let you know my thoughts and feelings, ok? 5mo
maich @Yuki_Onna ok😊😍 I'm so happy to hear that💕 For the Wolf is also on my tbr. It will be great to hear/read review. 5mo
Yuki_Onna @TheAromaofBooks Oohhh - That's good to hear!
I think I'll put both books on my May #Bookspin list... 😉
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