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lumbricuslibri

Joined September 2016

And her nose stuck in a book...
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Liking it so far.

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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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...if we're all out there missing someone, that means that we're all really together on that one note, aren't we? So none of us are really alone as long as we're lonely.

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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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Daniel spared another drop of water. The tear fell to the dust. A pack rat raced out from the brush to grab it, certain it was a jewel because of its shine in the firelight. Daniel's sorrow had made it tangible enough to carry, and so the pack rat bore it back to its nest, only to later find that offspring raised on a bed of sadness fail to thrive.

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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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When words and numbers are gone, tears are all that remain. And silence. Now and forever. The silence of a missing presence screaming in your head, your heart, deep in your gut, leaving no peace, no respite, only the damp misery of regret.

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I watched the trailer yesterday and was so intrigued that I immediately checked if it's based on a book.

RaeLovesToRead Oh my goodness, hello beautiful kitty! 😍 5mo
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Soul of the Sword | Julie Kagawa
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Ruthless Vows | Rebecca Ross
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"Sometimes," Iris began, "I don't think we know what we're made of until the worst moment possible happens. Then we must decide who we truly are and what is most important to us. I think we're often surprised by what we become."

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Ruthless Vows | Rebecca Ross
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I haven‘t been on Litsy for a hot minute but have not stopped reading!

Just saw my last post was a Ross as well. Very apt, I say.

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A Fire Endless | Rebecca Ross
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I love this duology so much! 😭 So magical, so beautiful.

Rebecca Ross is now one of my auto-read/buy authors.

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A Fire Endless | Rebecca Ross
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Oh, folks. Please, not a love a triangle?!
Could be nothing but ugh.

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A River Enchanted | Rebecca Ross
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But I‘m reading these first because they‘re due in 9 days. 😅

Meshell1313 Yes! I loved these! 8mo
lumbricuslibri @Meshell1313 36% and I‘m loving it! 8mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Bought them cause I‘m not waiting 5-6 weeks (Libby).

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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Still underwhelmed but I‘m giving this a pick.

I thought it was rushed especially that ending, with the fewer but longer chapters. It was still OK, though.

I‘m glad I read this series.

GondorGirl I love your kindle skin! 😻 9mo
Pash I found the ending a little anticlimactic, what did you think? 7mo
lumbricuslibri @Pash I haven‘t been on Litsy for a hot minute so I only just read this. But, yes, I agree! It was definitely anticlimactic for me, too. 6mo
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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo

“I know metal."

"What does that have to do with anything?"

"I ... I don't understand half of what goes on around me. I don't get jokes or sunsets or poetry, but I know metal. Beauty was your armor. Fragile stuff, all show. But what's inside you? That's steel. It's brave and unbreakable. And it doesn't need fixing."

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

Same as the first one: a short, fast-paced read but still underwhelming — most likely my fault as I expected too much from this series.

On to the third book!

// I was on vacation this past week so I didn‘t finish it as quickly as I‘d hoped but I still read everyday. 100 days on my Kindle streak! Woohoo!

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

Finally started this series.

A short read, I like how fast-paced it is. A bit underwhelming, though.

Will read the rest.

LiseWorks I'm starting this one tomorrow, I had a long hold on it. And I noticed it has over 700 pages . 9mo
lumbricuslibri @LiseWorks That surprised me, too! It actually ends around 58% then the rest are ‘Siege and Storm‘ and ‘Six of Crows‘ excerpts — which I skipped. 9mo
Gissy I found this first trilogy okay but it is good that you enter to this world to continue with the other books that are amazing: Six of Crows duology and King of Scars that I think we should wait for a third book. These last four books are awesome. 9mo
lumbricuslibri @Gissy I am excited to read the SoC duology! Some say you don‘t have to read the original trilogy but I felt it‘s a disservice not to so here I am. Thanks! 9mo
Gissy @lumbricuslibri There is a only a small part but you will understand better the world. That duology is fantastic. I will wait for your review🤗 9mo
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Mehso-so

Won‘t be reading book 2. I liked this but don‘t care enough to finish the story.

Edit: Just wanna add that I really don‘t like love triangles. I knew that there‘s a LT in this book before reading but I still read it because I thought maybe it would be executed in a way that I‘d be fine with it. It was OK but I still don‘t like it.

I also read a summary of book 2 and I‘m really fine with the decision of not reading it entirely.

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Romantic Comedy | Curtis Sittenfeld
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Ah, crap. I had this book on hold for a while, and then I got lucky and skipped the line. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get into it. I'm not a fan of SNL (I don't even watch it), so I think that's one of the reasons. But I still wanted to try it since I do read romance and have seen good reviews. This would have been my first Sittenfeld book, too, but now I'm not sure if I even want to try something else of hers. I feel bad. 😞

DivineDiana Thank you for your honesty. I haven‘t read it yet, but I did enjoy 9mo
lumbricuslibri @DivineDiana Ooh, interesting - P&P! I‘ll check it out. Thanks! 9mo
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Heaven | Mieko Kawakami
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I knew nothing about ‘Heaven‘ when I decided to read it — I didn‘t read the blurb, I just really loved ‘Breasts and Eggs‘. This was a difficult and sad read. I give it 3⭐️ but it‘s still a pick for me. It hurt but I‘m glad I read it.

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lumbricuslibri @RaeLovesToRead He says hello back! 😸 9mo
lumbricuslibri @AmyG Yes and foot socks! His name is Sir Footsock. 😸 9mo
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Romantic Comedy | Curtis Sittenfeld
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Lucky! Reading this next.

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Heaven | Mieko Kawakami

You think about how other people feel. You‘re so kind. It makes sense. Because we‘re always in pain, we know exactly what it means to hurt somebody else.

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Vow of Thieves | Mary E. Pearson
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No words, just ♥️🫶🥰

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I really enjoyed this! I actually wanted to read the original series first but couldn't get into it. However, this one hooked me right off the bat.

I just need to do something (read: work 🙄), but I will immediately start book 2 after.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Mehso-so

I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, probably because I watched the show first. It did have some funny moments though, and I found myself laughing out loud. I might give it another shot someday.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

I have never read Pratchett and have only read a couple of Gaiman's books, but I've always wanted to read 'Good Omens.' Now, I have to because I've already watched the first season of the series on Prime, and I don't want to watch the second season without reading it first.

julesG The first season of the series is based on the book Good Omens. The second season is based on notes for a sequel Pratchett and Gaiman had in mind. 10mo
lumbricuslibri @julesG Thanks! Yep, I did read somewhere that season two isn‘t based on the book. But I would still very much like to finally read the book before I continue watching. 😆 10mo
julesG That is an excellent idea. I can recommend the audiobook and audioplay too. 10mo
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Flowerheart | Catherine Bakewell
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Don‘t know how to explain it, but it reads like a movie. Not much world-building but it was fine.
Not entirely satisfied with how it ended or how the conflicts were ‘resolved‘, though. It feels incomplete.
Regardless, I really enjoyed it. I love the LGBTQIA+ representation and how it tackles mental health [in fantasy/ a magical way].

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Flowerheart | Catherine Bakewell
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- The Big Bang Theory prepared me for this! 😂
- I like Hazelwood.
- This is the first book of hers that made me LOL.
- An Aro-Ace character?! Hnnng, yes!!
- My favourite AH so far.
- Unputdownable. 🫶

JenReadsAlot I'm reading this right now and loving it! 10mo
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Life Ceremony: Stories | Sayaka Murata
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Last book of the month // not even 5 pages in and I‘m already 😳

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Jade Legacy | Fonda Lee
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Wow. I didn‘t cry-cry but definitely shed tears.
The whole series, not just this last book, could‘ve been shorter, though. But at the same time, I want more. 🫠
Nevertheless, I thought the ending was perfect.

kwmg40 I had shed a few tears too! There is a novella in this series. It has different characters but some familiar ones do appear. 10mo
lumbricuslibri Wait what?! But it‘s not on Kindle! 😫 10mo
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Jade Legacy | Fonda Lee
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Oh, I hate cheating.

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So beautiful. 🥹

// a quick break from the Green Bone Saga.

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Jade War | Fonda Lee
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Oh, my goodness! Definitely better than Jade City, especially the last few chapters. 🤌

Wanna start Legacy right away but it‘s already midnight where I am and last I checked, I‘m still a corporate slave. 🙄

kwmg40 Glad to hear you liked this one better than Jade City. I hope you enjoy Jade Legacy. I had a hard time putting it down. 10mo
lumbricuslibri @kwmg40 True enough. I think I‘ll finish Legacy faster than the first two. 10mo
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Jade City | Fonda Lee
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A soft pick, really.
It took me 8 days to finish it but not because I was not enjoying it. Well, I didn‘t at first.
I found the world-building to be well done, although it's a whole new world for me. It took me a few chapters before I finally understood the jargon.
I'm not overly excited to continue reading the rest, but I am still intrigued.

lumbricuslibri More thoughts: I was really excited to read this but was disappointed, a little. Again, would still be very interested to read the rest, but will wait to start JW tomorrow. 10mo
kwmg40 I'd encourage you to continue. This first book was a soft pick for me too, but I liked the second better and the third was fantastic, packing a big punch at the end because of all the set-up that happened before. 10mo
lumbricuslibri @kwmg40 Thank you! Yep, reading Jade War now. It is better than City. Oohh, now I‘m excited to finish this so I can hop onto Legacy! 10mo
kwmg40 I hope you enjoy both! 10mo
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Jade City | Fonda Lee

Two strong-minded women in a man's world, if they do not quickly become allies, are destined to be incurable rivals.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Just watched! (Can you see my cat?)

I liked it. I thought it was good. 👍

dabbe #catnoir 🖤🐾🖤 10mo
Ruthiella The cat is well camouflaged! 😹 10mo
Dragon 😻💚🐉 10mo
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Jade City | Fonda Lee
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😂

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Jade City | Fonda Lee
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More or less 10 hours. Aight, no biggie.

(I lie. It is, in fact, a biggie.)

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Mehso-so

I thought it was a good, solid debut. I enjoyed it but not enough to tag it as Pick.

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This is a soft pick for me. I really wasn't feeling it. Took me three days to finish it, when, normally, I would have finished a short book like this in one sitting. However, towards the end, I did feel it, and I'm nothing if not an emotional reader.

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If my life were a movie…

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Breasts and Eggs | Mieko Kawakami
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I read 16 books in July!

I‘ve read more in a month before but it‘s been years. I‘m happy. 😊

Tagged book is my favourite of the month.

BarbaraBB Do 28 and 29 July books belong together? (edited) 11mo
lumbricuslibri @BarbaraBB Hi!! Did you mean 21 & 22? Because if so, then yes! 😁 Fable & Namesake, it‘s a duology by Adrienne Young. 11mo
BarbaraBB Yes I did! They looked so similar it was too good to be true! Nice 😀 11mo
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Lovely War | Julie Berry
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Did you know it‘s difficult to read when you‘re sobbing?

Another great read for me and what a way to end the month.

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Lovely War | Julie Berry
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The most ordinary mortal bodies are housed by spectacular souls.

😭

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Lovely War | Julie Berry
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These gods are hilarious. 😆

dabbe 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
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Lovely War | Julie Berry
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😂 Aphrodite is such a fun(ny) narrator.