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r0sepetals

Joined November 2019

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ My first read of 2020!

This is a story about a young girl who is born on a spaceship, but both of her parents die mysteriously. She‘s all alone, hurdling towards a new planet where civilization is meant to start again. It‘s all about her journey and, without eluding to much to the plot, the peculiar circumstances that arise along the way.

#quickread #yafiction #scifi #yascifi

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn‘t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim... Or why there are such high security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. Some might wonder what‘s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.

Quick, page turning psychological thriller

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Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holiday season to everyone. I for one am full, tired and ready to get started on some new books I received tonight. I hope everyone is in a safe space, and enjoying time with those who mean the most to you. 🎅🏼❄️🎄🎁📚💕

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Only Ever Yours | Louise O'Neill
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book has shaken me to my CORE. It was so bizarre, super uncomfortable to read and a total jab at the society we live in today. I flew through all 400 pages in two days and that ending... 🤬

As a CW this book spends a good deal of time talking about eating disorders/body dysmorphia and suicide. I would not recommend this book to people who are easily triggered by these topics because it is a very dark and heavy element of the book.

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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The TBR stack is never ending 😅

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The Gallery | Laura Marx Fitzgerald
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ “An eccentric recluse. A self-absorbed newspaper magnate. A shady footman. A mansion with a secret. And one girl who has the moxie to see everything for what it is.”

Super cute book, set in the 1920‘s loosely based on a few historical events. The plot unfolds pretty quickly, but it kept me going until the end. 🙃

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An Enchantment of Ravens | Margaret Rogerson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Would you like to know the greatest secret of fairykind? We prefer to pretend otherwise, but truly, we have never been the immortal ones. We may live long enough to see the world change, but we‘re never the ones who changed it. When we finally reach the end, we are unloved and alone, and leave nothing behind, not even our name chiseled on a stone slab. And yet—mortals, through their works, their Craft, are remembered forever.”

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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⭐️⭐️ I‘m sad to report that this book fell a little short for me. The beginning started so strong, and Mandel is clearly talented; the ending just felt so rushed to me, and there were SO many questions that I just felt were left unanswered. 😓 This book is hugely popular, and generally well-received and I usually LOVE dystopian novels, but this one just didn‘t do it for me, and I really REALLY wanted to love it.

marleed Same reading experience for me. I think it may have been timing on my part and the other books awaiting me for this month. I wanted to like it more too. 1mo
MrBook Finally! Someone who feels the same as I do about this book. You‘re not alone. 😁🙌🏻 1mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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“A memory from early childhood, before the collapse: sitting with a friend on a lawn, a game where they closed their eyes and concentrated hard and tried to read one another‘s minds. She never entirely let go of the notion that if she reached far enough with her thoughts she might find someone waiting, that if two people were to cast their thoughts outward at the same moment they might somehow meet in the middle.”

MadDashReading I love this book so much! 1mo
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Zodiac | Romina Russell
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Received the complete Zodiac series today, by Romina Russell. I absolutely CAN NOT wait to start these! 🤗 So glad I have a long weekend ahead of me! Happy Friday everyone! 💕

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “He watches me a moment, and I wonder if he can read in my expression that I will never tell him the truth. I‘ll give him a version of events, a half-truth, but I haven‘t told anyone what happened in those smoke-filled moments in January when I stood over the Prophet‘s body and watched him breathe his last ungodly breath. And I never will.”

#fiction

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“...and I think that was the biggest difference between us. That we could look at the same stars in the same sky, but not have the same questions - not want the same answers.”

#quotes #blurbs

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Welcome to My Country | Lauren Slater
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ A beautifully written book by a woman who treated and personally experienced an array of mental illnesses. The stories are moving and I‘d highly recommend it to people in the mental health profession and those seeking to understand mental illnesses the profound impact treatment has on both parties. It‘s relatable, sometimes humorous and always blatantly honest.

#Nonfiction #Memoir #MentalHealth #QuickRead

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The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek: A Novel | Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘m happy to say I was not disappointed by this book. #RhettAndLink did such a great job capturing aspects of their childhood and weaving it into a great work of #fiction. It‘s a perfect blend of suspense, culty weirdness and good old #mythicality. If you are a GMM fan you absolutely must read this book. This book permanently has a place on my shelf and in my heart. 🙃💕

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The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek: A Novel | Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal
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It‘s cold and raining here in my corner of the Midwest tonight and I start a new cohort on Monday for school, so I thought this weekend would be the perfect time to stay in with two of my favorite fellas ( #RhettAndLink ) and start this book, #TheLostCausesOfBleakCreek

I received this copy of the book during their book tour last month, I can‘t believe I haven‘t started it until now!

#Fiction

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⭐️⭐️⭐️✨Caitlin Doughty is one of my favorite YouTubers and this book is just as good as her channel. Filled with lots of tidbits about the funeral industry and a few parts actually makes you pause and confront your own mortality. Great read for those of us morbid minded folks out there!

#CaitlinDoughty #SmokeGetsInYourEyes #Nonfiction

Tera66 I loved this on audio. It really helped me through the grieving process after losing my grandma. 2mo
r0sepetals @Tera66 I read this in an attempt to battle some death anxiety that I have, and I felt it to be a real eye opener to the death “process” - a lot less daunting than most of society thinks it is. I‘m glad this book helped you in your own ways. 😌 2mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I CANT STOP RAVING ABOUT THIS BOOK. One of my top picks for 2019.

#DarkMatter #BlakeCrouch #SciFi #Fiction #Thriller

TheLibrarian Welcome to Litsy!! 2mo
r0sepetals @TheLibrarian Thanks, I‘m glad to be here. 🙃 2mo
lele1432 Welcome! I really liked this one too! I hope you read Recursion as well; it's so good! (edited) 2mo
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PSreads73 Blake Crouch has become one of my favorite writers. Dark Matter and Recursion are both great. 2mo
Pruzy Welcome to litsy! 2mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1mo
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