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dariazeoli

Joined November 2016

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Goodreads @dariazeoli IG @plannedreads | DA-ree-uh. Vegan. Reader of books. Roller of eyes. NJ, born & raised.
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Station Eleven: A novel by Emily St. John Mandel
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The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Name sighting! It‘s always nice to see it in print, even though the audiobook narrator pronounces it the “other” way 🤷🏻‍♀️

#authoramonth

AmyG Ha! 🙌🏻 5d
Soubhiville Fun! 5d
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From the chapter “How Diet Culture Steals Your Well-Being.” This is my nightmare fear.

slategreyskies This is my nightmare too. I‘ve never admitted it to anyone before. 1mo
Tamra Oh god, that‘s horrible! 1mo
Sace I saw this yesterday and “liked” it but I couldn‘t stop thinking about it. It‘s really terrifying. The go to diagnosis should never be “it‘s your weight”. 1mo
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What are we thinking, you guys? Tempted or not?

AlaMich From the photos I‘ve seen, it seems like they emphasize the color highlighting but nothing else? Or maybe I haven‘t looked closely enough. I would assume it would apply to color photos in a book or something. 1mo
xicanti I want one, but my greyscale Kobo Clara‘s less than a year old so I‘ll hold off for a bit. @AlaMich, all the covers and interior illustrations are in colour too, with whiter text backgrounds than you normally see with e-ink. (Also the option to read white-on-black or with orange tones at night, if black-on-white bugs your eyes.) 1mo
AlaMich @xicanti Sounds intriguing but I‘m not rushing off to get one yet. 1mo
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TheSpineView I got that email too. I would love to have one but I already have a Kindle Oasis and a Kobo eReader that are not very old. Maybe I will ask Santa for one. 1mo
Pruzy So tempted, if not for dark mode alone! 1mo
Pruzy @AlaMich I would hope so! I mean pictures are usually in colour if you read a book on your iPad or iPhone so I assume it would be the same here 1mo
AlaMich @Pruzy Maybe I should check out some more photos 😊 1mo
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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Mehso-so

Hm. Well, this was my first Jane Harper, and I‘m not sure how to feel. Seems like such an abrupt ending, with no resolution.

I did like the atmosphere and I think I‘d give the author another try, but I‘d say I‘m just whelmed by this one.

#AuthorAMonth

Eyelit I was underwhelmed by this one, myself. Luckily I had already listened to The Dry (which was so much better imho) that I wasn‘t thrown off Harper completely 2mo
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Ok, really considering this readalong! I have almost all of the books on my TBR abut have yet to read ‘em. Anyone else considering it? #maaseffectreadalong

Read4life Thanks for sharing this, Daria. I need to check this out. 🤓 3mo
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Clutter: A Tidy History | Jennifer Howard
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“Clutter, like emotional chaos, has a way of running in families, passed down like curly hair or blue eyes or musical ability.”

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Bag Of Bones: A Novel | Stephen King
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Scarier than King meant in the late nineties…

Texreader Whoa!! 😂😂😂 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly King is so good at horror! 😂 3mo
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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I think my jaw actually dropped as June‘s thoughts and beliefs were vomited into the page. What a terrible person! And yet, there are no angels in this story. What a twisted tale Kuang weaves here; I‘ve finally read her for the first time, and surely not the last.

Another winning #AuldLangSpine pick courtesy of @jenniferw88 !

jenniferw88 I haven't got around to any more of yours yet - I'm SUCH a mood reader, but I will tag you when I do, as I doubt any more will be read by next week. I'm glad you've enjoyed my list, though! 4mo
Itchyfeetreader I read this from my partners list also ! Loved it 4mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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He ardently loves her! Have I read far enough where I can rewatch the BBC version yet? 😁

#AuthorAMonth

Leftcoastzen Sigh ❤️ 4mo
Deblovestoread Yes! Always, yes. Swoon… 4mo
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I listened to Binti last week and was impressed with how much the author packed into such a short novella! This is my second book by her and I‘m struck by how vivid a picture she paints with her words.

You‘re two for two with #AuldLangSpine picks, @jenniferw88 !

jenniferw88 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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I‘m so glad I got to go into this one blind! I was 14 when it was released and never had it as part of my high school curriculum.

Is ignorance bliss? Is a sanitized, safe existence any more than just existing? This book is beautifully written and definitely poses some great questions. I think I will always answer that the choice can‘t be to stay asleep.

Wonderful pick to start off #AuldLangSpine, @jenniferw88 !

TheBookHippie Oh wow! It has been required reading here for so long- but many evangelicals refuse to let their kids read it. It wasn‘t in my day but I think I would have enjoyed it younger as well. 5mo
monalyisha This is one I‘m sure I‘d enjoy revisiting! 5mo
jenniferw88 I also went into this blind, but I live in the UK, so I was not assigned it as part of my curriculum! (I was also 3 when it was published! 😂) 4mo
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My Dark Vanessa | Kate Elizabeth Russell
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No other #fiction I‘ve read since February managed to knock the tagged book from its top spot this year. I still find myself thinking of Vanessa. #readingbracket2023

rachelk I loved that book too. 5mo
jenniferw88 I've only managed one #auldlangspine book so far, but it was this one - and I'm still thinking about it a couple of weeks after finishing. It's definitely going to be a tough one to beat! 4mo
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Wizard and Glass | Stephen King
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For the past couple of years I‘ve read a classic during the span of twelve months. In thinking about 2024‘s yearlong project, I‘m considering ramping up my #chronologicalkingread and trying to finish one book every month. If I can do it, I‘ll head into 2025 about to complete The Dark Tower!

Nothing like spur-of-the-moment reading goals on the last day of the year…

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My Name Is Barbra | Barbra Streisand
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No more #nonfiction to finish this year, so the #2023readingbracket goes to Barbra Streisand! I highly recommend the audio version of her nearly 1000 page memoir; it was like listening to a friend chat for many, many hours.

UwannaPublishme A lot of my favorites are on your list, but I agree. Barbra topped them all! 5mo
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With all due respect, if you couldn‘t answer that question the first time, you shouldn‘t be running for the office you‘re running for. I don‘t want a president who panders to a base who can‘t accept an honest answer.

https://www.npr.org/2023/12/28/1221988690/nikki-haley-didnt-say-slavery-caused-t...

marleed That was shocking. What I used to believe to be true was that our national lawmakers understood history, the constitution, and were privy to real world situations in discrete ways that constituents didn‘t have access to. It was the job of the lawmaker to present truth and fact to his constituents even if that was not what the constituent wanted to hear. So wrong. Now lawmakers spew what they believe a constituent wants to hear as a truth. 5mo
Susanita “It was all about the government telling them what to do.” 🙄 5mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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My first tentative TBR for 2024! I like to start the year at zero current reads, so I won‘t be cracking these open before Monday.

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Well, that was fucking bleak.

AmyG Ha! 5mo
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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I‘m so excited that there are so many books I haven‘t read on @jenniferw88 ‘s #AuldLangSpine list!

I‘ve read two, and I‘ve tagged a bunch of these on Libby, Hoopla, and Amazon for 2024. In January, I plan on reading the tagged book (the only one I currently own), as well as Binti and The Giver, both books I‘ve wanted to read for awhile.

jenniferw88 Yay! 5mo
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#AuldLangSpine About Me! Like you, Jenny, I carried over some items from last year but added a few new ones, too.

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One of my first role models. 🌟#WonderWoman

TheBookHippie Me too!!! 5mo
TheBookgeekFrau Me too!! 5mo
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It‘s the last #AuthorAMonth book of 2023, and I might just DNF it. There‘s been some interesting plot points so far but I‘m mostly not feeling it. I switched from the hardback to audio today; I‘ll give it another session or two to change my mind.

Anyone else underwhelmed?

LapReader I love the ending of this one. It still haunts me. I hated the beginning. 5mo
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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I love it when my reading comes together like this. I‘m feverishly trying to finish Bab‘s audiobook before the library takes it back and here she appears in Crying in H Mart, after I listened to a chapter about her difficult relationship with her mother earlier today.

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Signal Boost | Alyssa Cole
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It‘s the most wonderful time of the year! #AuldLangSpine2024 sign ups are open! 🥰

I‘m asking Santa to magically make my matches list already exist on my owned TBR.

BarbaraJean That is an ingenious Christmas wish--well played. 😄 5mo
Billypar I had the same wish 😆 I'm not sure how mine exploded so much this past year 🤷‍♂️ 5mo
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Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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I‘ve reached the last hundred pages of #LesMisCAD! I‘m excited to check it off my list at the end of the month.

Anyone doing a yearlong read next year? I was considering a series like Throne of Glass or something on those lines.

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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Someone is getting ready for #authoramonth2024.

It‘s me, hi. I‘m the someone, it‘s me.

Thanks, Soubhi, for keeping it going and working hard to keep us organized!

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Well that‘s a crappy gift, PRH. Booooo ☹️

Jas16 Agreed 6mo
JamieArc I saw this too and was disappointed, and then saw they are suing Iowa for censorship, so I feel a little less bad about it. 6mo
dariazeoli @JamieArc That was definitely a good counter action and I hope they win! 6mo
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Oh, gosh. This might have been the headline I read when I burst into real tears at the terrible news that Patrick Swayze was dying. I thought I had already known he was sick, but the thought of a five week timeline really made me cry.

Tabloids should be ashamed of themselves.

Clare-Dragonfly That‘s awful. 💔 6mo
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Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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I just don‘t know if I‘m ready for this…

#LesMisCAD

dabbe I tried three times and finally bailed. After seeing the Broadway musical 9 times, the book moved way too slowly for me, so I #hailedthebail! 😀 6mo
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Coffee and an audiobook on this chilly Saturday morning. I‘ve felt down this past month, unable to help those needing help, unable to shake the feeling that whatever I say will be the wrong thing. And so I continue to listen, to hope I understand, to never stop learning.

BarbaraBB I loved this book. It taught me a lot and I am so sorry Israel and Palestine haven‘t been able to find their way to peace with so many people wanting it at the time 6mo
lynneamch Well said. Truly listening to seek more to understand than to be understood. I'm trying too. 5mo
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Here are some of the contenders on my #nonfictionnovembet TBR, made up of things I own and end of October Hoopla credits. We‘ll see what I make it through!

Today is my 7th Litsyversary and I thank each of you who has made this place such a great community over the years! ❤️

Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 7mo
wanderinglynn Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎈🥳💜 7mo
TheBookgeekFrau Happy Litsyversary!! 7mo
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Enough | Cassidy Hutchinson
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Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
dariazeoli @Chrissyreadit Thank you! Where did seven years go?? 7mo
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The Broken Girls | Simone St. James
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This is not the big, terrible thing I wanted to hear about today. I read Matthew‘s book last year and was really rooting for him in recovery. He didn‘t get enough time.

He sure made me laugh as Chandler for a lot of years, though. Thanks, Matty. RIP.

https://www.tmz.com/2023/10/28/friends-star-matthew-perry-dead-dies-drowning/

DebinHawaii I just heard this. So sad! 💔 7mo
RamsFan1963 Such a f**king tragedy 💔💔😫 He had worked so hard to get clean and sober. Life is truly unfair 7mo
Deblovestoread Broken hearted. 💔 7mo
dabbe 💔 7mo
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The Woman in Me | Britney Spears
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I regret how I viewed Britney Spears at the height of her fame, and letting the news stories and edited interviews sway my opinion so much. Looking back over her career, it‘s impossible to deny how hard she worked. In hindsight, a lot of the behavior she got brutalized for wasn‘t so different than what others get to do without the flash of paparazzi. You stumble, you get up and try again. Fuck her family.

And yes, JT is a TOOL. Fuck him, too.

Soscha Indeed! Same for her father! 7mo
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Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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#LesMisCAD

A little fall of rain, can hardly hurt me now…

Today was the day. (I‘ve been reading forever.)

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I don‘t know if I feel seen…

…or judged!

RaeLovesToRead Hahaha, it looks like the next part of this comic goes on to say how hoarding is unhelpful and we should put less of an onus on possession of material things? Good job you pasted over that bit 😉😉😉😉💃💃💃 TO THE BOOKSHOP!!!!! 7mo
wanderinglynn 🤣 so true. And public libraries are great . . . but they don‘t have *every* book (and a lot of what I like to read I can‘t find at the library). So there‘s that. As @RaeLovesToRead said, to the bookshop! 7mo
TheLudicReader Please, everyone knows it‘s not hoarding if it‘s books. 😂 7mo
dariazeoli @RaeLovesToRead @wanderinglynn @TheLudicReader See you all at the shop! 📚🛍️ 7mo
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Had no idea when I posted this as an answer to a QOTD in the company water cooler channel last week that halfway across the world, stress and trauma were being experienced by Jewish civilians 80 years after these words were written in a diary.

I haven‘t the knowledge nor the understanding to pretend my opinion means anything today. But I‘m horrified for all the innocent people who are suffering during this terror.

How DO we improve this world?

Cinfhen I agree!!! What happened on Saturday isn‘t about “sides” - it‘s about EVIL savages massacring, abducting, raping and harming innocent families, elderly people, party goers, infants and children. It was PURE HATE and an attack on humanity. Either you condemn this type of behavior or your moral compass is out of whack. (edited) 7mo
TheBookHippie Just astounded and horrified at the EVIL and HATRED. Babies women elderly young men families slaughtered … and people are cheering in the streets 💔 we all must condemn this. (edited) 7mo
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Lcsmcat @Cinfhen I think autocorrect changed your meaning. Condone means to approve of. I think you meant to type “condemn.” 7mo
Cinfhen Thank you @Lcsmcat !!!! Damn autocorrect!! Fixing now 🤓 7mo
Cinfhen Did you see in UK @TheBookHippie they smashed the windows of Jewish owned shops!!! Its kristallnacht. What we are witnessing is 1939 Germany! Never Again has already occurred 💔 7mo
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen yes…and ppl thinking they‘re safe because of where they live…. They comment here to my daughter over her name in Hebrew tattooed on back of her neck she‘s been hiding it lately afraid to show it. (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m so sorry your daughter is experiencing that type of fear - for having a Jewish name. For proudly sharing her name in Hebrew. And now she has to hide it. We are living in dark times @TheBookHippie 💔 7mo
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Enough | Cassidy Hutchinson
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This is your ride or die, Trumpers? Aren‘t you embarrassed?

I‘m about halfway through this memoir, and I believe Hutchinson was naïve and in over her head. I‘m grateful for her J6 testimony, but I‘ll never understand how she still identifies as a conservative.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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The Broken Girls | Simone St. James
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I‘m definitely reading the tagged book for #AuthorAMonth in October, but I wanted to build a potential #FallTBR from books I already own. Here are the potential contenders.

BookBelle84 You have some good ones there. Vengeful is fantastic! It's one of my all-time faves. 8mo
dariazeoli @BookBelle84 Ooh, that‘s great to hear! I thought Vicious was a pretty good start so glad to hear you loved its sequel. 8mo
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Desperation | Stephen King
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I see it. Happy Birthday, Stephen King!

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Leslie F*cking Jones | Leslie Jones
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I dunno about you, but I think I‘m MORE likely to read Leslie‘s memoir with that title 🤷🏻‍♀️😉

UwannaPublishme Agreed! 8mo
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Greetings from Bury Park | Sarfraz Manzoor
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It‘s the Jersey in me. I can‘t help raising a fist and yelling, “Bruuuuuuuce!” at this.

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Ok, this is just ridiculous. #mounttbr #bookhoarding

Bookwormjillk I thought I was doing better until I added up how many audio and e-reader books I have 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️ 9mo
kspenmoll I am too scared to count & face my mountainous TBR! 9mo
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Bklover Oh I loved The Green Mile! 8mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Who else is a member of “The Books Became the Room” Club? 🙋🏻‍♀️

IMASLOWREADER loved that book especially when you read along with jim dale 9mo
wanderinglynn 🙋🏼‍♀️ that is a great description! 9mo
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