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pppooraikul

Joined May 2016

An off-and-on Litten but always a reader.
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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4th read, as it is my comfort read when life gets messy (well, messier)

Still poetic and beautiful as ever 💚

Soubhiville I‘m with you there. I just love these books, and was recently thinking it‘s about time to read them again. 14mo
pppooraikul @Soubhiville Please do! It‘s like giving yourself a reward after a long day 😁 14mo
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Radiance: A Novel | Catherynne M. Valente
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Randomly love this. Love does take so much effort.

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The Devil and His Boy | Anthony Horowitz
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An average read of one of my all-time fav authors but I enjoyed it immensely with such a view. Perfect for a quick read on vacay. 😍

This is the most beautiful dam in Thailand imo 💚

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Judging from my rant these past few days, no doubt it is a pick! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

P.S. That‘s my sister, a typical Asian working woman.

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OMG I internally screamed at this book about a hundred times. It‘s the kind of book you need to pause every other chapter to take in. And you‘ll need many coffee for that.

I guess all Asian countries have similar roots of patriarchy. Though Korean are far more sexist, each and every situation told from Ji-Young‘s POV is eerily familiar to me. It‘s relatable to a point that it‘s almost uncomfortable.

Gosh, I need a short break!

Twocougs I was so intrigued by what you said that I just went and bought it. 2y
pppooraikul @Twocougs One thing that makes me happy is a successful recommendation! I do hope you‘re not disappointed. 😁 2y
Twocougs @pppooraikul I‘m sure I won‘t be! 2y
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My BFF was in a toxic relationship and just got out. She read this book and said it helped her see her worth. A feminist take on a dark patriarchy side of South Korea. She was so deeply impressed she lent me this for a week. Gonna start the journey now!

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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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A beach trip with my BFF and we coincidentally both brought a book. So we ended up reading side by side in the sun. 🌊🌴☀️🕶

LiteraryinLawrence Sounds perfect! 2y
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Sir Thursday | Garth Nix
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Thank you @zezeki for the tag! And @Eggs for hosting #wondrouswednesday

1. Lots! 😂 But the first on my list is Garth Nix‘s Keys to the Kingdom series.
2. When I was in grade 5 and stayed up late with my father reading HP and the Half-blood Prince the very first day it came out. (The only time I‘ve ever read with father.)
3. Kelsier from Mistborn 😍

I‘m gonna tag @CBee @TrishB @charl08 @MidnightBookGirl but no pressure! 😁

Eggs #2 💕📚💕 Thanks for joining in 👏🏻🤗 2y
TrishB I‘m still thinking about number 2! 2y
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Mists of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Asking for an opinion: should I continue this one or bail?

I‘ve read the first of the four parts. It‘s interesting but painfully slow. It‘s been sitting on my shelf since last August. Plus, I‘ve just found out what the author had done to her child and that made me hesitate.

But people either gave 5 stars or 1 star for this. I really don‘t know what to do next. Please help! 😂

KathyWheeler I loved this book, but if you aren‘t enjoying it, there‘s no reason to finish it. 2y
ljuliel I‘ve never read anything by this author , so don‘t have an opinion about whether the book is good. I‘d say if you‘ve been trying for that long to finish it, and you‘re still struggling with it, you might be wise to move on to something more entertaining. Those books with reviews like that are tricky , aren‘t they ? You either see really low or really high reviews, so it doesn‘t help you decide, it just makes you more confused. 2y
MidnightBookGirl I loved this as teenager, but I had very different reading habits back then (and honestly the whole relationship between Morgaine and Arthur probably fed into my VC Andrews love). I never continued on with the series, and I read the same news about the author as you have. I can't imagine slogging through it now... unless it was on audiobook, where I could speed it up. Maybe cheat on it with a faster paced book, and see if you come back to it. 2y
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pppooraikul @KathyWheeler You‘re right. I think I might have to let it go. Perhaps I‘ll come back to it when I‘m ready. Thank you. 😊 2y
pppooraikul @ljuliel Exactly! I mean, how can one love it and another hate it completely? 😂 I hesitated because I‘m afraid that I‘ll miss something great. But I guess I might have to accept the fact that it cannot keep me hooked. 2y
pppooraikul @MidnightBookGirl Yeah. I feel troubled about the news. I love how she told the story via female characters whose names and importance got mixed up in some other Arthurian tales. I also love the hint of feminism in her voice. But considering her real life, it just seems...so wrong. I think I‘ll let it go for now. (Or maybe I if I can find an audiobook and speed it up... 😂) 2y
CBee I loved it. But I read it a long time ago and only found out about the author a year or so ago. Knowing what I know now, I wouldn‘t read it today 😳 Definitely sounds like taking a break is a good idea 😁 2y
julesG I forced myself through this. I think I gave it 3 stars. I'm all for bailing if you don't enjoy the book. 2y
Palimpsest I generally try to separate the artist/ author work from their real lives, but as much as I‘m interested in this time period I will boycott this series forever because she was a child molester to multiple people. I don‘t care if the money profited from books sales are now going towards abuse victims. Everyone should make their own decision about whether they want to read it themselves though. 🤷‍♀️ 2y
pppooraikul @CBee Indeed! I think I really should read some other books before giving it another chance. I‘m glad you loved it though. 😁 2y
pppooraikul @julesG That sounds like a pain! Hearing this, I seriously think I‘ll bail. 😂 2y
pppooraikul @Palimpsest That‘s my problem exactly. I tried so hard to read it as if I know nothing of the author‘s horrendous abuse. It made me feel kinda obliged to finish. But somehow the thrill‘s gone and I felt uncomfortable when I read some certain scenes. Knowing the money‘s now for a good cause did help ease my mind. But all in all, I think I‘m gonna bail on it. Thank you for sharing your view on the matter! 😁 2y
CBee @pppooraikul sounds like you‘ve figured it out 😊 2y
pppooraikul @CBee Yeah, thanks to you all. ☺️😘 2y
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The Wrath & the Dawn | Rene Ahdieh
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I‘d contradict a saying that a good book is one you couldn‘t put down. There are lots of great books I enjoyed and still took me days or weeks to finish.

But this isn‘t one of them.

Finished in one sitting. Exactly my kind of pleasure reading. It has a vibe very much like Uprooted. You get the idea.

Thanks @TheLondonBookworm a bunch for introducing me to this! 😘🙌🏼

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The Wrath & the Dawn | Rene Ahdieh
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This is a Christmas present from @TheLondonBookworm years ago. Sorry it took me so long to start. 😅

But I‘m not able to stop! It‘s sooooooo good. A retelling of Arabian Nights by an American-Korean author. My type exactly. Halfway through and I‘ve just clicked the pay button on Bookdepository for its sequel. Look what you‘ve done to me Laura! 😂

ju.ca.no Oh good to hear! I have also received this as a gift last year and hope to get to it soon! (Those endless TBR Piles🙄) 2y
pppooraikul @ju.ca.no Fingers crossed for you! Those piles are totally out of control 😂 2y
ju.ca.no @pppooraikul yes!! Such a shame that so many good books have to wait for such a long time😂 2y
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The #readharderchallenge2020 task 13 “read a food book about a cuisine you‘ve never tried” is a real challenge bc I don‘t wanna read a cookbook nor a chef‘s memoir. I‘m not into the art of cooking no matter how much I enjoy eating.

This book, y‘all, nails it. Adventurous plot, historical war theme, lovable characters and FOOD. The most exquisite cuisines one could conjure up in the middle of the ocean as if one‘s life depends on it.

Halfway now.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love this book. 💙 3y
pppooraikul @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Just finished it a few days ago. Loved it too! 💚 2y
emz711 Yes! 👐 2y
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The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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I‘ve never competed in @bookriot ‘s #readharder challenge before because, admittedly, I didn‘t have the nerve. I didn‘t think I can make it.

But there‘s a first time for everything! So, this January I‘ve already checked 3 tasks:
#8 An audiobook of poetry
#9 The last book in a series
#20 A middle grade book that doesn‘t take place in the US or the UK

Now I‘m on to #13 a food book about a cuisine you‘ve never tried.

Oh I‘m sooooo enjoying this!

AmyG Good luck! 3y
pppooraikul @AmyG Thank you! 😁 3y
DGRachel That bujo page is AWESOME!😍🤩😍🤩 3y
pppooraikul @DGRachel Thanks! 🥰😘☺️ (edited) 3y
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And now I taste my tears

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I just can‘t get enough of these poetic words.

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Amber Spyglass | Philip Pullman
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This simple sentence touches my soul deeply because, for the first time, someone looked into my eyes and I felt exactly the same.

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As I reread HP for a twenty-ishth time (couldn‘t help myself), I just noticed something. Not sure if this has been discussed anywhere before but it seems weird to me that Dementors affected Harry to the degree he lost consciousness. Upon rereading, I realized that, of course, Harry had another (part of a) soul inside him at that time. And that soul was damaged beyond repair. That must be the true answer! 💡😎

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Grave Peril | Jim Butcher
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Sorry Mr.Dresden, I think this one kinda drops a little. And I do hate how female characters are portrayed.

But, but, but I‘m gonna continue on the next book. I still have high hopes for you. 😉

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Grave Peril | Jim Butcher
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Saw this from @RestlessFickleBookHoarder ‘s post and I already signed up. 😁 I think I‘ll tackle down the Dresden Files series as many as possible. I‘m so glad it‘ll be 8 am to 8 am in my timezone (finally morning readathon)!

Anyone joining? 🙋🏽‍♀️

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Fool Moon | Jim Butcher
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This book is a BLAST. Audiobook is amazing too.
I adore Harry Dresden. Bus he does have flaws. I‘ll leave Murphy description of him, which I completely agree, right here:

“Dramatic death scene. Noble sacrifice, right? Tragically misunderstood? Hah! I understand you, buddy. You‘re such a pompous, arrogant, pretentious, chauvinistic, hopelessly old-fashioned, stupidly pigheaded . . .” 🤣

KathyWheeler I loved when she said that to Harry! It was so perfect. 😄 My husband and I just finished listening to this book and are on the next one now. James Marsters has become Harry Dresden to me; if they ever do another Dresden Files show, I want him to play Harry even though he‘s too old for him. 3y
pppooraikul @KathyWheeler Couldn‘t agree more! I‘d love to see that too. His narration is so Dresden. 🤣🤣 3y
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Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Have I mentioned that I‘m a fan of Sherlock Holmes since forever? Complete works & translated box set here and I also have an audiobook by Stephen Fry plus two or three comic books (as a gift from my father). I saw some Littens did a #sherlocked read a few years back. I think I‘ll be doing mine this year. 🤓🕵🏻‍♂️💪🏼

Sarah83 Looks great. I am also a great fan. 😍🤩 3y
Lady_Tigana_20 My mom is a huge fan, but I‘m slightly embarrassed to admit I‘ve only read THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. ONE DAY I‘ll remedy that. I am, however, reading a series by Sherry Thomas in which Sherlock is actually a woman: A STUDY IN SCARLET WOMEN. 3y
pppooraikul @Sarah83 Thanks! 😁🙌🏼 Interested in rereading? 😉 3y
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pppooraikul @Lady_Tigana_20 That sounds very intriguing! I‘ll keep my eyes open for your opinion on that one. 👀 3y
Sarah83 @pppooraikul for sure. But I have several buddyreads coming up. Would September suit you? Or is this too late for you? 3y
pppooraikul @Sarah83 I guess that‘ll be too late for me bc I already started. So sorry. 😢 However, I‘m not gonna rush and I‘ll keep updating my progress. If you catch up please tell me and we could read some together! 😁😁 3y
Sarah83 @pppooraikul do you read the short stories or the books first? 😍🤩 3y
pppooraikul I read by goodreads order. A Study in Scarlet >> The Sign of Four >> The Adventures >> The Memoirs >> The Hound >> The Return >> The Valley of Fear >> His Last Bow 😁 3y
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When I read the word thaumaturgy, I instantly thought of The Name of the Wind. Later on, I saw Mr.Rothfuss‘ review on goodreads an completely agreed with him. THIS BOOK IS A BLAST. Plus, if he says next audiobooks are even better, then they really are and I‘d better go get the second one stat.

PS. Harry Dresden can be really annoying with his “old-fashioned gentleman” thingy. I hope to see some development as many reviews suggested, though.

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Heard raving reviews on this audiobook so I decided to give it a try. A bit skeptical though, since I was not impressed with the Demon Accords series which has a very similar ring to this one. But a Wizard detective? Why not?

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As you all might have guessed from my previous rants, I LOVE this final installation of Wicked Years series. It‘s better than the previous 3 books combined in all aspects. Plot, pacing, punchlines, character development, etc. And far more passionate.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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...wounds the heart. 🎼🎤

I do love Maguire‘s humorous tribute to the musical version of Wicked. Can‘t stop reading this in tune. 🤣🤣🤣

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Its prequels are all melancholy despite being thought-provoking. But this one gave me too many emotional blows. I apologize for having doubts about you, dear book. Right now I‘m very so in love with you. (80% read) ❤️📚❤️

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This scene reminds me of the parents of a child with some kind of developmental disease. Believe me, I‘ve seen a fair number of such cases. The feels. 😢

Maguire‘s writing can be bleak, despairing and surprisingly emotional somehow.

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What a quote from a prologue. And on Monday too! Don‘t know about you guys but I always feel somewhat caged on Monday. 😞

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I know I said this too many times but hey, I‘m back! 😊👋🏼📚

This focuses mainly on Cowardly Lion, the infamous collaborationist. He sought out Mother Yackle to get some information on Elphaba‘s past and ended up, quite involuntarily, recounting his own.

Like previous books, the pace picked up at the latter 1/3. The end served storyline well & was satisfying enough. However, I was barely engaged & had only a little sympathy for Brrr. 🤷🏽‍♀️

BooknerdsLife 😱Didn't know there's a 3rd book! 3y
pppooraikul @BooknerdsLife Acutually, there‘re 4 books in total! 😂 3y
BooknerdsLife @pppooraikul AH!!! 😱 I‘d never be able to catch up ...not that I‘ve started, but it‘s been sitting on my TBR for ages! 🤣 3y
pppooraikul @BooknerdsLife I know that feeling! Lol. And this series is a bit hard to get into IMO. 😂 3y
BooknerdsLife @pppooraikul 😂😂🙈 3y
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Yay! One more public library down. I‘m impressed with the collection and, of course, the tree house! 😍

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I‘m going to Singapore for a short holiday trip this weekend. So everyone please, any suggestions apart from usual tourist attraction? I plan to visit the National Library for one and probably Kinokuniya too.

If I remember correctly, you live in Singapore, right? @RealLifeReading Do you have anything in mind? Or, if you‘re available, would you like a #litsymeetup ? 😁

Sarah83 Nor Singapore but Bali is pretty close. 😊 4y
RealLifeReading I am from Singapore but live in California actually! I do go back once a year though and recommend Books Actually and Woods in the Books (which are near each other). Some Littens in Singapore are @GatheringBooks @sisilia 4y
sisilia Littered with Books has excellent collection, and there‘s a new indie bookstore called The Moon. For National Library, just visit the Orchard and Tampines branches. They are the best of the lot 😄 4y
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GatheringBooks @RealLifeReading thanks for the tag! the central public library is worth going to - the tree house is gorgeous. 4y
GatheringBooks if you‘re into bargain books, i haunt bras basah for those. 4y
pppooraikul @sarah83 Ooh. Bali is one of my pocket list! 😍 4y
pppooraikul @RealLifeReading I‘m sorry! And thank you for the suggestion & tagging littens. Those two bookstore go to my list then 😁😁 4y
pppooraikul @sisilia Thank you! I looked up The Moon for National Library and it looks interesting. 😊 4y
pppooraikul @GatheringBooks Thank you! The tree house is IN the public library??? 4y
GatheringBooks @pppooraikul yessssss!! tree house inside central public library 4y
pppooraikul @GatheringBooks OMG I need to go there! 😍👏🏼 4y
RealLifeReading @pppooraikul no worries! I wish I were in Sg and could meet up with you!!! 4y
pppooraikul @RealLifeReading Yeah, it‘s a pity. But I‘ll flood your timeline with Sg pictures. 😉😉 4y
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It‘s either a pick or a pan for this one. No compromises. Just like Elphaba herself.

It‘s completely different from the broadway show but also very similar. Full of drugs, sex, politics, philosophy magic and religion, it invokes conflictual questions with no provided answer. The ending is far from satisfying. The writing style is hard to get into and I don‘t think I understand half of it. Still, it got a pick from me. Weird.

Suzze I tried. I really tried. Nope. 4y
pppooraikul @Suzze Don‘t force yourself! If it doesn‘t work, dump it. Tbh, I didn‘t expect to finish it this time. (My first attempt was six years ago. 😂) I only picked it up again when I was about to put it into my DNFs. Oh, irony. 4y
Zelma I am one of the few that absolutely loved this one. Looking at racial issues with the animals and economic systems with the emerald mines? Yes please! 4y
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BethM Super weird. And lovely. It makes you think and feel, while leaving you a bit perplexed and off kilter. Loved the series. (edited) 4y
pppooraikul @Zelma @BethM Yes! 😁 Have you guys read the sequels? Are they as good? 4y
BethM I have. They only get more complex but I really loved the series. 4y
pppooraikul @BethM Thanks. I‘ll definitely check them out. 😊 4y
Zelma @pppooraikul I haven‘t but I am really weird about series. I rarely read more than the first book in a series or trilogy. Usually it is enough and I don‘t need to continue the story or live in the world more. It‘s an odd reading habit, I know. 4y
pppooraikul @Zelma It‘s weird indeed! I‘m leaning more towards conquering every book in a series. But I guess we all have preferences. 😉 4y
Zelma @pppooraikul 😆 I know it‘s strange. I also don‘t finish books. 😱😉 4y
pppooraikul @Zelma I‘ll keep my eyes on the ones you‘ve finished then bc they must have something special to keep you reading! 🤣 4y
Zelma @pppooraikul heh, I read some stinkers, but I have no problem abandoning books right away if I know they aren‘t working or my style. 4y
pppooraikul @Zelma You know, it‘s actually a habit that those with overwhelming TBR pile wish for. Mine is hopeless because I cannot bear to stop reading the book even if I hate it. 😂 (edited) 4y
sprainedbrain It‘s been years, but I loved this one, too. 4y
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A bit late but here I am! 🙂
1. Done.
2. Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I was surprised to find this one had been banned in many countries despite the successful broadway show.
3. Too many. And they ban too many books!
4. You only make (a certain group of) people want to read them more. Anyway, what RIGHTS do you have to tell me what I shouldn‘t read? That‘s a very primitive communist way!

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I‘ve given up halfway once but I want to give myself a second chance. Also, I dearly need a company to keep me awake during the flight this early. 😴

BethM It's really weird but that's why I loved it. 4y
pppooraikul @BethM Yes! I find all the political and ethical issues rather weird, yet intriguing. Last time I read I must be too naïve for all that. ? 4y
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Welcome | Barroux
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Please welcome my friend to the community. @padadadadapa She‘s the third Thai Litten I know to have joined (and there are probably only three here). 🎉🎉😁👏🏼👏🏼 Feel free to suggest your fav Littens and accounts. :) #LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyFamily

I‘d drop ones of most celebrated here: @litsybookclub @LitsyHappenings @bookriot @Liberty @MrBook and of course @LitsyWelcomeWagon

(Pic stolen from the internet)

SilversReviews Welcome!! 4y
Jess7 Be sure to tag the @LitsyWelcomeWagon if you want us to give a warm welcome! And use the hashtags: #litsywelcomewagon and #litsyfamily. The account is run by: @Chelleo ,myself, @BookaholicNatty @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and most recently @CoffeeNBooks and @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 4y
pppooraikul @Jess7 I know there was something missing! 😂 Thanks. :) 4y
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Jess7 You‘re welcome! @pppooraikul ! :-) 4y
Jess7 Welcome @padadadadapa ! So glad you‘re here. I‘ll start the welcome wagon by tagging some I recommend following: @LitsyBuddyRead (we read a new book each month and have a discussion twice a month). @LitsyWelcomeWagon , @TheLibrarian @mrp27 @Kalalalatja @AmyG @Pamwurtzler @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @britt_brooke @GripLitGrl @JoScho and so many more! 4y
britt_brooke Thanks @Jess7 - welcome @padadadadapa ❣️ 4y
AmyG Welcome @padadadadapa 👋🏻🎉 4y
JoScho Thanks for the tag @Jess7 and welcome to Litsy @padadadadapa I hope you love it here 💕 4y
Ddzmini Welcome to Litsy happy reading 📖 😋 4y
Samplergal Welcome!! 4y
vkois88 Thank you for the tag, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘 Welcome to our #LitsyFamily @padadadadapa 4y
BethM Welcome welcome! 4y
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Jess7 and welcome @padadadadapa 💚 4y
Pamwurtzler Thanks for the tag @Jess7 ! Welcome to Litsy @padadadadapa ! 4y
Laura317 Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉🎉 4y
mrp27 Thanks for the tag @Jess7 Welcome to Litsy @padadadadapa !! 4y
MrBook Awww, thank you, @pppooraikul ! ☺️🤗🤗🤗 4y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy @padadadadapa! 🎉 Thanks for the tag @Jess7! 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy @padadadadapa 👋🏻🤗 4y
padadadadapa Thank you ❤❤❤ 4y
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A Scandal in Bohemia | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Love Stephen Fry‘s work on the Sherlock Holmes definitive collection audiobooks. And many thanks to @SerialReader for a handy, easily accessible way to read a classic. I‘m on 3rd story right now and I have to agree with Fry‘s foreword; The opening line of this one was the most remarkable and later became one of signature lines of Holmes collection.

“To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman.”

Desha Love your setup with audio and reading at the same time! ❤️ 4y
pppooraikul @Desha Thank you! I figured it‘s one of the best ways to learn English as it‘s not my mother tongue. 😉 4y
SerialReader This is so cool!! Awesome to see how the app can be used in split screen 4y
pppooraikul @SerialReader I‘m really grateful for all your hard work in this app. It‘s amazing! 👏🏼 4y
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Saw this on twitter, read the article and then got lost in the series (again). This time I picked book 19, The Departure, which turns out to be even more heartbreaking than I remembered (2 years ago?).

Feels like I‘ve been rereading Animorphs forever. 😅

P.S. The link to the article is here. But beware, IT CONTAINS SPOILER. https://thespinoff.co.nz/media/02-09-2018/i-read-all-54-animorphs-books-in-five-...

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A 24-hours book fair where I can get all these in $30 sounds pretty amazing, isn‘t it? 😎

MeganAnn 😱😍 looks like some great choices! 4y
pppooraikul @MeganAnn Thank you! 😊😁 4y
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The Book of Dust | Philip Pullman
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I managed to read a little further from my goal (and fell asleep and woke up late 😂). This is and amazing race! Thanks all of you ‘thoners and of course our amazing hosts. @24in48 See you next Jan! #24in48

Lizpixie Well done!🎉🎉🎉🎉 4y
AnneCecilie Awesome 🎉 4y
Lindy Excellent! 👏👏👏 4y
Eyelit Fantastic! 4y
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The Amber Spyglass | Philip Pullman
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I started 3 hours ahead of the EST which is 8 am from where I live. Now I‘ve just finished the third book of His Dark Materials series and picked up my phone and this time I aced it! 🏆🎉💪🏼 #24in48 Oh, I‘m so proud.

Well, my work starts at 9 am so I guess there‘s no harm in reading onto The Book of Dust, is it? 🤔 That‘s what this rereading was for in the first place.

JoScho 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
Bookzombie Awesome!! 4y
AnneCecilie 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉 4y
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Reviewsbylola Amazing! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Sweettartlaura 🏁🙌🏻 4y
24in48 🎉🎉🎉 yaaayyy! 4y
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Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K Leguin
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#Hour12 A whole new world challenge;
If the “ambisexual” world where everyone can choose and change their gender couldn‘t open up your eyes to a whole new world, I don‘t know what could. Just the concept alone leaves a sober thought to ponder for days.

#24in48

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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A very get-to-the-point opening line since this is a book about a man called Ove. 😉

#Hour6 challenge of the #24in48 readathon.

Varshitha This book ❤️❤️.. 4y
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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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It‘s this time of the year again and again I‘m on duty all through the weekend! (Honestly, is there such a weekend I could be totally free?) But that won‘t stop me for trying. 📚🤓💪🏼

-> sign up at 24in48.com

24in48 We love the dedication! 🤩 4y
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Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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A story of Alyce, a young witch whose mother had been burnt alive by the Witchfinders. She soon found herself trapped in the war between Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary of Scott. Fast-paced and gripping, although there‘re small holes in the plot but they could be overlooked. I really liked Alyce especially in her opening scene.

A quick pleasant read. And the most beautiful cover ever! Thanks again for the gift. 😘 @TheLondonBookworm

LeahBergen That cover! 😍 4y
Soubhiville Wow! Yep I‘d buy it just for the cover! 4y
Nute Wow! That is amazing cover art. 4y
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Brutal Asset | John Conroe
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As in my previous post, I‘m participating in #ArmchairAudies in Fantasy category. All these finalist titles are very promising. And almost all of them are the first of a series, an independent prequel or a standalone. Only one exception is Snake Eyes but I‘m willing to read book 1-10 to get there. (I‘m on book 3 right now.)

P.S. Oh, I‘ll try not to be biased even with my fav author Cat Valente on the list.
P.S.S. Anyone wants to join? 🙋🏽‍♀️

Zelma I don‘t kn9w how the audio is but one 9f y favorite reads last year was The Refrigerator Monologues! 😍 4y
pppooraikul @Zelma I‘m glad to hear that! It‘s the book I have the highest hope for. 😉 4y
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Around this time of the year, the #ArmchairAudies is usually held by @LitHousewife to listen to Audie Award finalists and predict the official result. Sadly, this year she isn‘t able to run it. (I hope you‘re well, Jennifer. *virtual hugs sent*) But Miss Dee and Miss Susie (no Litsy account) are helping out this time. 👏🏽

I‘m participating in Fantasy category. If anyone is interested, please don‘t hesitate to reach out! 😉

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My friend wanted to order a book (a soccer book of some kind) from Book Depository and I thought shipping halfway across the world is a serious journey and I ought to order some too to make the trip worthwhile. I ended up ordered 3 while my friend got only 1. 🤣

And I‘d like to give credits to Book Depository, as this is the first time I use their service. They took care of the packages really well!

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Tehanu: Book Four | Ursula K. Le Guin
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After reading 4th volumes of the Earthsea series, I decided I like Ursula Le Guin‘s voice in female protagonists way better. Or maybe it‘s just because I like Tenar so much. This book spoke strongly on feminism and totally worth reading. 👍🏼

DivaDiane I agree! She continued the series mostly because she wanted to say something different about women and how they live in the Earthsea world. The last 2 Books in the series really make a wonderful ending for the series. 4y
pppooraikul @DivaDiane Yes! I can‘t wait to start the next one. 😁 4y
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Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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Bought a piece of cake and made myself a nice cup of tea ready for the crazy amount of paperworks. But who could ever work when there‘s a tempting book at hand? One of the most beautiful covers I have.

>> I‘ve read a few chapters and OMG @TheLondonBookworm you know EXACTLY what I like! Thanks for this amazing Christmas present! 😘❤️🎁

Karkar Such a pretty cover ❤️📚❤️ 4y
DGRachel That‘s a beautiful cover!! 4y
Lizpixie See! This is why my hashtag is #nomorereccesyourekillingme! 4y
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Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 4y
rubyslippersreads That cover! 😍😍😍 4y
TrishB That cover 💜 4y
pppooraikul @Karkar @DGRachel @Kalalalatja @rubyslippersreads @TrishB Yay! This cover totally is a winner! ❤️ 4y
pppooraikul @Lizpixie Lol! 😂😂 You‘re killing me yet I‘m stacking that book! 😉 4y
Zelma Wow, that is eye catching and gorgeous! 4y
pppooraikul @Zelma Yay! Definitely a beauty! 4y
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I opened my dorm room and found this book in a bag hanging on the doorknob, with a simple post-it note “HBD” and no signing anywhere.

But I knew by heart it was from one of my friends who I‘m currently having a quarrel with and this is definitely his way of making-up. How can I still hold grudges after this? I mean, not all your friends buy books as an apology, right?

P.S. It‘s an extremely belated BD gift. Almost a month actually! 😂

LiteraryinLawrence What a nice gesture! 5y
LeahBergen Aww! ❤️ 5y
Alfoster That should be a “thing”: Apology Books!👏👏👏😍😍😍 5y
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pppooraikul @LiteraryinLititz @LeahBergen It made my heart melt really. Though sometimes I hate that he knows too much about my weak spot. 😂 5y
pppooraikul @Alfoster Yes! And all the arguments will always be quickly mended. Lol. 5y
Kaye I‘m a little slow. I kept trying to figure out the CODE for HBD 🤔🤪 5y
pppooraikul @Kaye To be honest, I was at a lost at first too bc my birthday is Jan 18! 🤣 But I guess it‘s just an excuse so he doesn‘t have to write “I‘m sorry” or “Apology” or something like that. He‘s just impossible to pin down. 🙄 5y
Kaye One of those mysterious fellows. Gotta keep an eye on those ones. They always keep you guessing. He can‘t be all bad if he gives books as gifts. 🙂 5y
pppooraikul @Kaye You‘re right. I‘ve come to the same conclusion too. 😊 5y
Dragon And it‘s a cute book , he should get points for that. 😀 4y
pppooraikul @Dragon He did indeed! 😁 4y
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