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dalma_st_paul

dalma_st_paul

Joined February 2019

True genrefreak and literary omnivore🧞‍♀️Firm believer of good text and saying no to the distinction of highbrow/lowbrow literature
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Mehso-so

I'm finally back to Litsy and I could not be happier😍🎉 The decade's first book is 99 percent mine.
While at the age of 30 I am proud to be a contemporary romance fan I was a little disappointed with this 2019 favorit. The Hating Game was one of my favorit discoveries of 2019 but this Thorne book was sadly boring at times. While I loved Darcy as the badass but escapist heroine I did not understand the dynamic that drove the romance.

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Pickpick

I had heart-shaped pupils pretty much throughout the whole time I've read it. Smart reenactment of the good old-fashioned Benedict/Beatrice hate-fuelled love narrative. Thorne creates characters with real vulnerabilities and is able to write intelligently structured and worded sex scenes which I greatly appreciated. Though idillyc the scenes are tasteful and true to the characters she created. will revisit this humorous sexiness of a novel.

mcipher I loved this book, too. ❤️ 10mo
dalma_st_paul @mcipher I think I will ❤️this book for a long time. 10mo
mcipher She has a new one out/coming out this year too! 10mo
dalma_st_paul @mcipher Wohoo😍 Thanks for the heads up! 10mo
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Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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???Happy International Women's Day Litsy! I wish every female writer to have, as Virginia Woolf have said a "Room of Her Own" to create worlds of her own. So I am happy to present female author who I'll be reading this year from horror to fantasy through science, romance to crime and scifi. There is no form of literature that is particularly male or female there are only good texts and bad texts. #shewhowrites makes the world a better place!

Freespirit You'll love Rebecca I'm sure😊 12mo
dalma_st_paul Thanks @Freespirit I'm fairly sure as well 💕 12mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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If you adore BBC's Pride and Prejudice to the ridiculous extent that you are able to recite complete scene in multiple languages this gem of a behind the scenes picture is for you (other) crazy folks😘

#JaneAustenrules #austenian

Vinjii OMG 😍😍😍 12mo
dalma_st_paul @Vinjii Exactly my reaction. I almost fell off my seat from laughing on the metro when I saw this. 12mo
Sjoanns ♥️♥️♥️ 12mo
sprainedbrain Love!!! 12mo
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Sonnets from the Portuguese | Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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?✒️?Elizabeth Barrett Browning knew something profound about love when she wrote "I love thee withe the passion put to use/In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith." Definitely one of my favorite lines of poetry. I am celebrating this genius' birthday with this picture. What is your favorite line from any poem?

#poem #lovepoetry #poetry #sonnet

flying_monkeys There are many, but here‘s one of my recent favorites, by Rupi Kaur, “do not look for healing
at the feet of those
who broke you” from
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dalma_st_paul @flying_monkeys I absolutely understand. I really cried throughout the whole of Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur understands female experience like no other. 12mo
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The Man who Laughs | Victor Hugo
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🗼✒️💈The great master and empathizer of human suffering #victorhugo was born today in 1885. I adored#lesmiserables as a teenager (angst galore) but the #hunchbackofnotredame is also a grand masterpiece in tragedy and compassion. Keep reading Hugo. What's your favorite quote, character, story from this French realist/romantic? 😊

wordzie 12mo
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Pickpick

Mesmerisingly true to seventeen year-old's struggle with identity. Sweet and pure but nonetheless intense. If you have not cried like a baby by the end of this one you are made of stronger matter than I am.
Its a breath of fresh air that while you know that the love Ari and Dante have for each other will face many obstacle from this environment their family's support will shelter them from not taking a chance with each other.
Fall in love 💕

CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! I also loved The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. 12mo
dalma_st_paul ❤️ @CoffeeNBooks I've just put it on my list for next year. I have a super tight reading challange for 2019 but I'll definitely read in 2020 12mo
EmilyM Looooved this book and his other one, too--you are in for another good read with Inexplicable Logic!! 12mo
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dalma_st_paul @EmilyM Yeah❤️ I feel like that from now on I can't go wrong with Benjamin Alire Sanz books. I am curious about his poetry too. 12mo
AileenRR So much love for this one ❤️ 12mo
JaclynW Great review! I loved this book! It was a tear-jerker. 12mo
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✒️💕One of my favorite poets Edna St. Vincent Millay was born on this day in 1892. Transcendental mind, immense heart, larger-than-life poetry. Yes, those are my #booknerd notes on the margin. I've got this volume for my 18th birthday. I did not know all of the words then (Hungarian here) but I cherished them nonetheless. #poetry #poems

SW-T ❤️ 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 📖💖 12mo
dalma_st_paul @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Immensely ❤️ definitely an amazing 21st century way to meet with fellow booknerds 😊 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 12mo
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In 1907 a great master of human emotions was born. His birthday is today. I loved him in Uni, and continue to love him today. #poetry #englishliterature

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It‘s commendable of Angie Thomas that she created a character who is three dimensional, with amazing strength and very human with wishes, regrets and traumas yet (or maybe because of this) she can be an inspiration for a whole generation. Even if one sees the struggles Starr's family faces the support you feel through every conversation makes you wish you see more families behaving exactly like hers when facing such insurmountable obstacles.

Reggie Totally, I loved how she pointed out the strength of the community that people never thought much of. Like the sandwich shop guy who gave sandwiches to kids who got good grades and to some kids who promised to do better. Great review!! 12mo
dalma_st_paul @Reggie 🙏 Absolutely. The whole neighborhood was presented as a loving and supportive environment only broken by the economical and sociological struggle they had to face. Plus the humor was spot on! 🤣 12mo
Reggie Lol, yeah, I loved the Harry Potter/gangs metaphor her dad was saying. 😂 12mo
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dalma_st_paul ? "Daddy claims the Hogwarts houses are really gangs. They have their own colors, their own hideouts, and they are always riding for each other, like gangs. Harry, Ron, and Hermione never snitch on one another, just like gangbangers. Death Eaters even have matching tattoos and look at Voldemort. They‘re scared to say his name. Really, that “He Who Must Not Be Named” stuff is like giving him a street name. That‘s some gangbanging shit right there" 12mo
jillannjohn Yes. ❤️ 12mo
Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy !🎉🎉🎉 12mo
dalma_st_paul ❤️@Crazeedi it‘s amazing to be here with fellow booknerds. 12mo
Crazeedi @dalma_st_paul you will love it here 12mo
dalma_st_paul @Crazeedi I am sure😊 This is definitely the warmest welcome I‘ve ever received on any social media. #booknerdsarethenicestpeople 12mo
Crazeedi @dalma_st_paul 🧚‍♂️😉❤ 12mo
JaclynW @Reggie I loved that too about this book! 12mo
JaclynW Your review is spot on. I loved everything about this book! 12mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Pickpick

Magnificent, transcendental, gut punching. Brilliant tribute to Bushwick and Jane Austen‘s original work.

I‘ll reread and reread this book when I want to get lost in the themes of coming-of-age, self-discovery, first love, family-pride, and the love of Bushwick, or any neighborhood that starts to lose its heart.

saresmoore Great review! 12mo
dalma_st_paul Thanks🤗 I had such an emotional reaction to this book. I love Jane Austen and Bushwick is an absolute favorite place of mine. So this reading experience was just a nostalgia fest. 12mo
Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy! 🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️ 12mo
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jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 (edited) 12mo
dalma_st_paul @Crazeedi 🙏 happy to have found Litsy 12mo
dalma_st_paul @jenniferajanes approtiate the warm welcome💕 (edited) 12mo
CaliforniaCay I got this book as a Christmas gift, can't wait to read it soon. Welcome to litsy! 12mo
Cinfhen Great review! I don‘t read a lot of YA but your review makes me want to pick up this book! 12mo
dalma_st_paul @CaliforniaCay You'll not regret it. 12mo
dalma_st_paul @Cinfhen I'm so glad❤️ It truly deserves attention. And even though I read a lot of YA this might be considered crossover to adult fiction. I hope you'll like it😊 12mo
JaclynW I've been waiting for 2 months so far for this book! The library says I still have 6-8 weeks. 😔 12mo
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Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Pickpick

This book took me the longest time to finish, but in the end it shook me to my core. You do not complete reading a book narrated by Death in a couple of days. It's a slow process with miriad of miraculous and horrific scenes revealed.

With this book you'll experience WWII with characters you'll grow to love and know from the beginning that they'll needlessly suffer because of a psychotic little man. And you'll be viciously angry.

Cinfhen Another great review and such a moving story. Have you seen the film?? It was actually really well done 12mo
dalma_st_paul @Cinfhen Thanks❤️Not yet. I wanted to read the novel first but I have great expectation as the cast looks amazing. Geoffrey Rush for Hans, Emily Watson for Rosa and Roger Allan for Death/Narrator supremely good choices. But I have reservations about the child actors Liesl and Rudy are such complex characters on the verge of adulthood it must be hard to depict without a war going on. 12mo
KateFulfordAuthor A terrific review - keep them coming 12mo
dalma_st_paul @KateFulfordAuthor ♥️ Thank you! I'll try. 12mo
JaclynW You have a way with words. Your reviews are excellent. Thanks for sharing! 12mo
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Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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"A last note from the narrator: I am haunted by humanity." from Marks Zusak's The Book Thief

dalma_st_paul 🙏 Such a wonderful welcome! 12mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 12mo
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RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 12mo
dalma_st_paul @RaimeyGallant wow🙏 much appreciated! 12mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 12mo
dalma_st_paul 📖🎉❤️thanks @rather_be_reading such wonderful welcome. 12mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 12mo
dalma_st_paul Thanks @SW-T!❤️ 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 12mo
dalma_st_paul Thanks so much @Eggs this is an amazing place❤️ 12mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 12mo
Kimzey Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community! 📚❤️🎉 12mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great bookish community and I hope you enjoy it here. Enjoying your posts so far!😉👍🏽 12mo
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