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lumbricuslibri

Joined September 2016

And her nose stuck in a book...
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"Aren't you afraid of dying?"

"Death comes for everyone. I'm not afraid of dying. But I am afraid of dying ????. I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still."

JenReadsAlot Yes!! 2d
Lovelylottereader Aaah! Favorite quoteeee 22h
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𝘓𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦, he'd say. 𝘠𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵.

𝘛𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘳, she'd answer. 𝘐𝘵 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘔𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵.

𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘦?

𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵, she'd say. 𝘐 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦.

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Still in a slump update + first post with my new cats!

No longer pressuring myself to get out of the slump but finding it easy to read ADSOM. Probably because I've wanted to read this for so long + Schwab is familiar. Doesn't matter as long as I'm reading, eh?

Cats! Meet Sir Footsock and Joferlyn. Adopted these brothers about 3 weeks ago and they just turned 3 months last week. 😻

shortsarahrose Your cats are so pretty! 😻 2w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Awww, they‘re adorable!! 😍 2w
sherrisilvera They're beautiful! 2w
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Nutmegnc I love them! 😍😍😍That book isn‘t bad either 😜😜😜 (edited) 2w
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2w
OliviaV The cats are so cute!😍😍 1w
RavenclawPrincess913 Their so cute 1w
DivineDiana So sweet! 😻 1w
lumbricuslibri They are cute, pretty, adorable and I love them, too! But omg what menaces. 😹 1w
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Spin the Dawn | Elizabeth Lim
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Still recovering from my slump.

I liked this.

RavenclawPrincess913 I love the cover 1w
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Spin the Dawn | Elizabeth Lim
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I was going to post this yesterday for #firstlineFridays but I still wasn't sure if this was the one to get me out of my slump.

Well, I'm sure now. I just finished 10 chapters and am now on page 106. 🙌

(It's still Friday somewhere, right? 😅)

Bklover Still Friday right here! 54 minutes till Saturday! 2mo
CaitZ Still Friday here too 2mo
Ruthiella Still Friday here too! 👍 2mo
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BkClubCare Here‘s to slump-breakers whatever the day it is! 🤗 1mo
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All My Rage | Sabaa Tahir
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I'm in a slump and I hate it.

Not just reading but also crocheting and playing the kalimba—2 other things I like doing in my free time. Over the past 2 weeks, I've started 2 books but haven't gotten past 50 pages with each.

Regardless, I still visit the bookstore every week and today I got new books!

lumbricuslibri Excited to read Last Night at the Telegraph Club. I liked Ash and Huntress.

Of course, excited to read All My Rage, too. Read An Ember in the Ashes when it came out but never got to read the rest of the series— but soon!
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DivineDiana It will pass. And how wonderful that you are prepared when it does! 💖 2mo
lumbricuslibri @DivineDiana Thank you! I actually started LNATTC the other night. 😊 2mo
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Mehso-so

I remember saying that I will not buy and read Schwab's graphic novels—not just hers, just not really into GNs—yet here we are.

But I'm weak! Also, I didn't have any signed Schwab so... 🤷‍♀️

On another note: my challenge last month was a success (only read books by new-to-me authors)! For June, I will only read books by LGBTQIA+ authors. Of course, I started with one of my favorites.

#HappyPrideMonth 🤍💖💙🤎🖤🏳️‍🌈

DivineDiana Signed! I too would not have resisted! 2mo
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The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
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One of my favorite books of all-time and my fourth copy!

This is Owlcrate's TSR 10th anniversary collector's edition box which was released last October. And yes, I just got it. But better late than never, eh?

In my defense, I don't subscribe to Owlcrate (or any other bookish subscription services for that matter). Nor do I consider myself a Maggie Stiefvater fan (this is the only book of hers I've ever read—will try to remedy that, though).

lumbricuslibri So you see, I didn't know this existed. That is, until I saw the blue cover on one of @JuliaTheBookNerd's bookshelf tours back in April. I immediately ordered it and a little over a month later, here we are. 💙 2mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Last book of the month!

I liked this. This was good.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I enjoyed this one! 3mo
5feet.of.fury Nice! 3mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides

"... one of the hardest things to admit is that we weren't loved when we needed it most. It's a terrible feeling, the pain of not being loved."

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides

"About love. About how we often mistake love for fireworks—for drama and dysfunction. But real love is very quiet, very still. It's boring, if seen from the perspective of high drama. Love is deep and calm—and constant. I imagine you do give [her] love—in the true sense of the word. Whether or not she is capable of giving it back to you is another question."

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides

She used to say we are made up of different parts, some good, some bad, and that a healthy mind can tolerate this ambivalence and juggle both good and bad at the same time. Mental illness is precisely about a lack of this kind of integration—we end up losing contact with the unacceptable parts of ourselves.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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It reminded me that there was a world outside this house: a world of vastness and unimaginable beauty; a world that, for now, remained out of my reach.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it 🌸 3mo
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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan
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I wish this was longer.
I wish it was the first book in a series.
There's just so much more to explore in this world.

But I also like that it's a standalone.
Make it make sense, haha.

I just loved it.
Looking forward to more books by this author.

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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan
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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan
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Don't know what they're called... Part dividers? Anyway, I just want to say that I love these.

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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan

𝘈 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘯, I decide as I observe Tang Wei flirting with our waiter.

That's what she is. A violent, glorious roar of wind and water that turns everything upside down and leaves you standing in awe of its raw beauty.

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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan
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Back cover - Pg 302

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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan

Life is but a dream, and death is returning home.

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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan
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Biohaz74 Love it 3mo
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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan
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Title!

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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan

Children are not born with the fear of falling. It is life that conditions them to be afraid.

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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan

It is said that the gods test a man for a purpose; that they would never place on him a burden he could not bear. But the boy held a different view. The gods were cruel, and men were merely puppets in a grand play staged for the amusement of bored immortals.

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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan
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And the priests and the palace have done too good a job erasing the true history of the Empire. Pages can be burned; words, erased. Scribes can be persuaded to write new tales, new books. A new past to suit the agenda of those in power.

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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan
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Their home was no longer safe—not with their father dead and the stench of betrayal in the air.

#FirstLinefFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Jade Fire Gold | June CL Tan
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Excited to read the tagged book!

+ I finally have all of Schwab's novels.

#bookmail

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Anatomy: A Love Story | Dana Schwartz
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Mehso-so

Hmm, nope.
Didn't know much about this when I picked it up, I just liked the cover.
Ending was abrupt and dissatisfying.
Not gonna read the sequel (if there'd be one).

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Anatomy: A Love Story | Dana Schwartz
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Kindle edition: found a couple of typos so far.

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Anatomy: A Love Story | Dana Schwartz
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I've already reached my reading goal this year! 🥳

Still going to read, of course. But with a challenge! Will try to do it monthly.

This month: only read books by new-to-me authors.

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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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I find it fitting that I finished this today. Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and mother figures out there! 💖
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I loved this! I cried 😭
Made me want to read more about Norse mythology (and/or retellings) as I know very little of it.

lumbricuslibri The only things I know about Norse myth are from these retellings in different forms: Valkyrie Profile (PS1), Ah! My Goddess (Manga/ Anime), Ragnarok: Into the Abyss (Manhwa) and MCU Thor (Movies). 3mo
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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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Got this on Kindle for only $1.99. Enjoying it so far.
Thanks for the recommendation, @Ericalambbrown 😄

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

Johanna414 I loved this one! 3mo
Ericalambbrown Yay!!! I sure hope you continue to enjoy it (edited) 3mo
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Strange Weather in Tokyo | Hiromi Kawakami
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Mehso-so

So there's an exception: I don't like Japanese contemporary romance. (But I do like romance in my manga.)
Maybe it's the translation but I also didn't like the writing style. It's a short book but I had a hard time getting into it. The long chapters didn't help.
This was a little funny, though—that, I liked.

IuliaC Funny and a bit unusual, maybe it's because of the translation as you said 2mo
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Strange Weather in Tokyo | Hiromi Kawakami
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RebL Disagree. Unless people can look in, then it‘s not so depressing as awkward. 3mo
Bklover I‘m with you! I think I‘d love a window. (edited) 3mo
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Sweet Bean Paste | Durian Sukegawa
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Short and sweet.
Japanese literature really tugs at my heartstrings and makes me think about life.

mackelie I have just received this one and looking forward to reading it! 3mo
lumbricuslibri @mackelie Hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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Sweet Bean Paste | Durian Sukegawa
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Sweet Bean Paste | Durian Sukegawa
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'Bean paste is very difficult, you know. Listen, lady—err, Ma'am. Have you ever made it?'

'I certainly have. I've been making it for fifty years.'

Sentaro almost dropped the dorayaki he was about to put in a paper bag. 'Fifty years?'

'Yes, half a century. Bean paste is all about feeling, young man.'

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Mehso-so

After 50%, it got more interesting and easier to read. But, I'm not going to pretend to like the prose. Because in the end, I don't think I understood anything.

jlhammar You are not alone! This book didn't really work for me either. 4mo
lumbricuslibri @jlhammar yeah, the majority seems to like it so I read through the end but was just disappointed. 4mo
lumbricuslibri I wanted to like it but it wasn't for me. And there were some good quotes, too! 4mo
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sarahbellum I wasn‘t a fan either when I read it a few months ago. Too much flash and not enough substance. And waaaay too much whining about not knowing the mechanics of the competition 😩 4mo
lumbricuslibri @sarahbellum yes! Exactly! 😞 4mo
Linear I audio listened to this at night laying in bed. It was one of those books that makes me think of a story teller speaking. If that makes sense. When I was little my mom would read Hans Christian Anderson fairytales at night like this. And it reminded me of that. So it was soothing and I figured it out as its read like an old fairy tale. 3mo
Linear The story is also circular. It ends at the beginning... it ends at the start of the story being told. I happened to also love this tagged book for how it's written like an old fairy tale. And a lot of people couldn't get into that one either lol. 3mo
lumbricuslibri @Linear thanks for sharing! I did get that and it makes sense to me that there's a storyteller. I guess, ultimately, I just didn't like the story being told—not for me. Still interested in checking out Vassa in the Night, though. Thanks again! 😄 3mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I'm enjoying this book but I've been reading it for 4 days now and I just got past 50%. It's not readable for me.

I suppose I just contradicted myself. Sigh.

Prairiegirl_reading I thought slow, slow, slow. I didn‘t get much further than you and gave up. 4mo
lumbricuslibri @Prairiegirl_reading it picked up for me after this mark but I still didn't really like it in the end. 4mo
Prairiegirl_reading @lumbricuslibri lots of people love it but I just couldn‘t get through it. 4mo
lumbricuslibri @Prairiegirl_reading I would've dnf'd it myself if I didn't want to know what happens in the end—I was disappointed. 4mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern

"Is it not that bad to be trapped somewhere, then? Depending on where you're trapped?"

"I suppose it depends on how much you like the place you're trapped in."

"And how much you like whoever you're stuck there with."

JGadz11 So apropo.🤌🏼 4mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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He did not receive as clear an answer about his future as he had expected, but somehow the issue does not seem as heavy as it had before.

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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I don't like the helmet cover.

I wanted the UK ed (with the heart bow & arrow cover) but got the US one instead. The shop I ordered it from ran out of it but didn't tell me.

So I looked for alternatives without buying another copy. Found this dust jacket designed by a local (PH) artist. Sigh, so beautiful. 🫶

lumbricuslibri It's from https://theliteraryculture.com/, if anyone's interested. 4mo
StaceGhost That‘s so cool! I love a good cover— especially/even when covering a cover! 4mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 4mo
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Sweet Bean Paste | Durian Sukegawa
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"I'm just browsing."

I lied.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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"Celia," he says without looking up at her, "why do we wind our watch?"
"Because everything requires energy," she recites obediently, eyes still focused on her hand.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern

Prospero the Enchanter's immediate reaction upon meeting his daughter is a simple declaration of: "????, ????."

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I've had this book for over 7 years now and I'm finally reading it.