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starlight97

Joined August 2017

🇭🇺 Hungary 💉 ER nurse 🎂 25 ⚡ Ravenclaw 📚 all but romance 📖 goodreads.com/user/show/14696113-veronika
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"A moment can be an eternity, if we let it."

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"The things I valued had changed. My frame of reference was Vietnam, and nobody wanted to hear about it."

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"We are all unreliable narrators of our own lives, crafting stories about ourselves that omit unsavory truths and highlight our invented identities."

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The Lieutenant's Nurse | Sara Ackerman
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"It was one thing to have your own life fall apart, another to see the whole world fall apart."
⭐⭐⭐☆☆

KristiAhlers Ugh I have this one in my kindle for #readhawaii. I was hoping it would be a solid read. 3w
starlight97 @KristiAhlers it wasn't bad really, there was just a bit too much romance for me 3w
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Pretty good trilogy 👍🏻💕

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"Nobody was innocent. There were only varying degrees of responsibility."
??️ Lee Bermejo

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"The raptors of the world understood only one language."

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"As it turns out, one can revisit the past quite pleasantly, as long as one does so expecting nearly every aspect of it to have changed."

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Not a Drop to Drink | Mindy McGinnis
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"You can't change the things you've done. It's now and the here on out you've got control of."
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The Labyrinth of the Spirits | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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This whole series is just wow. 💕

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Fables: The Deluxe Edition: Book Four | Mark Buckingham, Jimmy Palmiotti, Bill Willingham, Tony Akins, Steve Leialoha
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"Revenge is ultimately unsatisfying. It can't make up for the evil done to you, but can destroy the remaining good in your life."

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"Dead is the change you can't take back, dead is the mistake that can't be unmade."
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Libby Day is the sole survivor of the murder of her whole family back when she was seven years old. Twenty-odd years later she's trying to figure out the real truth behind the events of that day.
This was my third book by Gillian Flynn and she's just brilliant. 💕
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vivastory I think this is my favorite by her 3mo
starlight97 @vivastory I can see why! 3mo
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Vengeful | V.E. Schwab
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"Some people were matches, a bit of light and no heat. And some were furnaces, all heat but little light. And then, once in a blue moon, there was a bonfire, something so hot and bright you couldn't stand too near without burning."
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️🖤 3mo
TheBookHippie Checking in to see how you‘re managing. Thinking of you often. ♥️ 3mo
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starlight97 @TheBookHippie I'm good thanks 💕 I'm actually on the border again for another few days. Refugees are still coming 3mo
TheBookHippie @starlight97 ♥️. Sending love! My husbands best friend is headed to the Polish border/Ukraine. (He‘s in Kyrgyzstan.)Sending you so much light. 3mo
starlight97 Thanks so much 💕 3mo
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Vicious | V E Schwab
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"Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human."
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"We rise and we fall and then we rise once more. We're all on different paths, but death doesn't discriminate. It comes for everyone. It's what you do with it that sets you apart."

TheSpineView Fabulous quote! ❤ 5mo
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Piranesi lives in the House where Sea Water laps at the Lower Halls, Tides sometimes flood entire Vestibules, where Clouds form in the Upper Halls and Statues cover every Wall. He is the Beloved Child of the House until strange occurrences start to happen and he has to consider the possibility that things weren't always as they are now and that he might not remember crucial details as to how he came to be where he is. ⬇️

starlight97 This book engaged me more than I expected it to. It is a strange combination of fantasy, magical realism and sci-fi and it was just too hard to put down. 5mo
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Probably the best anthology I've ever read.
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Flavia is an extremely clever 11 year old girl who lives with her father and two sisters at Buckshaw. One day a dead body turns up in their cucumber patch and she has to take matters into her own hands and investigate.
I do love cheeky young female MCs; this was a fun mystery.

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My 2021 📚

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War | Janne Teller
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Janne Teller is an instant buy for me; this is the fourth book I read by her.
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
#danishauthor

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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Zafón continues what he started in The Shadow of the Wind: eerie 1920s Barcelona atmosphere, magic realism, intrigue and love, and a passion for books and storytelling. Can't wait for the third book to arrive.
#booksaboutbooks

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Best socks ever! 🧡

AmyG How pretty! 7mo
Megabooks Yes! 7mo
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Slice Girls | Joan Arakkal
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Story of a female Indian orthopedic surgeon and her struggles in a mainly male profession. 🔪

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Well, this just says it all.
#booksaboutbooks

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Flora has anterograde amnesia. She is 17 but hasn't been able to form new memories since the age of 10. She writes down everything she needs to remember — in a notebook, on scraps of paper, on her hands. Then she unexpectedly forms a new memory she can hold on to longer than ever.
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Kenyazero This sounds like an interesting (but difficult) read! 8mo
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Current read and new favorite cocktail: the White Russian 🍹

IuliaC Great choices, both the book and the cocktail 👍 8mo
AmyG I agree with @IuliaC 8mo
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Such a lovely and heartwarming story 💚 I laughed out loud many times, especially on Lucy 😄🖤
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Chrissyreadit I love this picture 😍❤️ and Lucy was funny! 8mo
starlight97 @Chrissyreadit right? 😄💕 8mo
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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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I almost bailed on this but I'm glad I didn't. Full review on GoodReads
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Look Who's Back | Timur Vermes
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This book is set in Berlin, 2011, where the 56-years-old Hitler unexpectedly finds himself. It is hilarious and morbid at the same time, and sometimes frighteningly realistic.
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
📸 Photo was taken at the Hitler birthplace memorial stone in Braunau am Inn, Austria

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A bit late with posting my #september #bujo #readinglog ✍🏻

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Billy Summers | Steven King
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"Do we ever tell ourselves all of it?"

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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This was a story with a uniquely eerie atmosphere — there are people who are being bred to later donate their vital organs, but the story is not so much about that, it focuses more on the characters and their bringing up at this boarding school, how they drift apart and then find each other again later on, and how they cope with the fact that they're going to have to donate their organs sooner or later.
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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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"Like life, what gives a story its meaning is the fact that it ends. Our stories have lives of their own — and it's up to us to make them mean something."
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Coma | Robin Cook
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This took quite a while to finish due to the arrival of my PS5, a week of vacation and a 3-day reenacting event. 🙄 I wouldn't call it 'fast-moving' as a blurb says on the back, but I liked it well enough.
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
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I Found You | Lisa Jewell
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Alice, mother of three, finds a strange man on the beach outside her house in a 'fugue state', a temporary loss of memory. A grisly story is slowly emerging as he's regaining his memories.
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Gruesome story of Rudolf Lang and the organization and development of concentration camps throughout the Third Reich.
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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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This book took me to a place I never read about before: the distant peninsula of Kamchatka. The story loosely follows the events unfolding after the kidnapping of two young girls and deals with many different aspects of life on the peninsula: the tension between Russians and indigenous people, the conversion to a new way of life after the collapse of the USSR, or the difficulty of leaving the peninsula and restarting life elsewhere. 👇🏻

starlight97 The story lines and characters were so loosely connected that sometimes it felt more like an anthology than a novel, but in the end it all came so neatly together. ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
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SamAnne Excellent review. I really loved this book. 12mo
starlight97 @SamAnne thank you! I agree it was great 📚 12mo
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Bullet Journal | Bujo International
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#June ⛱️ #bujo ☀️ #readinglog ✍🏻

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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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"Hitler really would pitch an absolute screamer if he knew a lot of girls scratching pencils in Bletchley are turning his war inside out."
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Made You Up | Francesca Zappia
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#CuriousCovers day 21 — Water
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! How are you Veronika? ❤️ 12mo
TrishB I love this cover ♥️ 12mo
Eggs Loved this book❤️. Beautiful photo 💙☔️💜 12mo
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starlight97 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks good thanks, I'm having some paid time off after a whole year! 🥳 12mo
starlight97 @TrishB @Eggs thank you 💕 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @starlight97 yay!! You deserve it!! ❤️ 12mo
starlight97 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I feel like that too 🙄😁 12mo
MayJasper Your picture is so good. Congrats 😊 12mo
starlight97 @MayJasper not my photo but thank you 😄😊 12mo
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#CuriousCovers day 19 — Blue and Yellow 🔵🟡
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💙📚💛 12mo
Eggs Well done 💙💛🦋📒 12mo
starlight97 @Eggs thank you 💙💛 12mo
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BookishMarginalia How pretty! 13mo
starlight97 @BookishMarginalia thank you! 🥰 13mo
Kenyazero I love book bullet journals 🥰 this looks great! 12mo
starlight97 @Kenyazero thanks! 💕 12mo
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Later | Stephen King
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Jamie Conklin is a kid born with an unusual talent: he can see dead people for a few days after they die. The interesting part is that the dead must tell him the truth, whatever he asks.
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"I was lying on the tracks under a train I was in love with."
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A szivarhaj utols tja | Pintr Mt, Pintr Bence
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An interesting alternative historical fiction novel that plays with the idea of how things would've been had Hungary won the 1848-49 war of independence against the Habsburgs. Elaborately detailed internal affairs and foreign politics, economic and social relations spiced up with spying, gunfights and bombings.
#Hungarian
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Deifio Sounds interesting! 13mo
starlight97 @Deifio it is! 13mo
Jari-chan Ez nagyon érdekes hangzik! 😍 13mo
starlight97 @Jari-chan az is!😄 13mo
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Oh man, this really is a chronicle. So here comes my #unpopularopinion: I don't mind reading a chunkster if there's good reason for it to be a chunkster. This whole 660 pages was just the beginning of Kvothe's life story which was interesting enough but I still felt like it could've been told in half the amount of pages and still not feel rushed. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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starlight97 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it's so cute that you found the only positive thing in this review 😅💞 13mo
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