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Joined March 2018

"Books are the elixirs for those who dream of seeing a thousand suns, all at once." ❇️Ravenclaw ❇️handmade_bookmarks
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The Wych Elm | Tana French
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Didn't finish it last time and never reviewed it. So, all I felt after finishing it is that the ending is anti-climactic. Good start with the theme of love, nostalgia, bonding, then the sudden discovery n the growing tension. Quite jerk characters. But all happened for some bland reasons. The narrator's personal life is totally unimportant in the development of the plot. Didn't relish the novel. Like all for nothing. I sold the book with 15% off

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A New Life: A Novel | Jonathan Lethem, Bernard Malamud

And this year I am embarking on a new journey. Like totally single. Goal oriented, positive, empowering and disciplined life. It's been really tough to remould myself but I'm good at trying.
Learning Spanish.
Still love classics.
This year i just wanna a read min. 10 novels. Old and new. Drama n poetry included. No pressure.

Stay safe. Toodles. Oh and Happy New Year!

wordslinger42 I'm sorry you've been through so much, but it's great to hear that you're doing better and to see you back on Litsy! I'm praying this year is a wonderful one for you! 💜 8mo
the_artist Yes. I'm doing good. Being back to litsy is actually great. Thank you so much. 8mo
wanderinglynn Sounds like great goals! 🙌🏻💜 8mo
the_artist Yep. I'm set. Thanks💜💜 8mo
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A Fresh New Start | Stacie Wade

Hey. Good to be back here after a year of disappearance.
Books n litsy are the only places where I really enjoy. Made new friends here.
Apart from Covid, I was also healing from a long term toxic relationship, and a toxic mindset.

And I learnt I had self esteem issues. Working on it.
And that the Life is much more than crying yourself to sleep for those ppl who never even considered you up to their levels.
And you need to set your standards.

wanderinglynn Welcome back! So happy to hear your health is better and that you took time to heal. I hope you are having a good start to the new year. 💛 8mo
the_artist Yes. I'm working hard to get back on track. Thank you. Good health and happiness to you.💚💚 8mo
Tera66 Glad you are back, friend! 8mo
the_artist Thank you. 8mo
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My present read. It feels really good when you get back to your form and back to your reading.

CoffeeNBooks This is a great book! 2y
readingjedi I loved this book! 2y
the_artist Yep. I've been enjoying it so far! 2y
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The Wych Elm | Tana French
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So far so good. Day2 ☕☕☕

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I loved the book. Its a non fiction book. And it shows how you can navigate your life towards abundance and prosperity and most important, towards having the peace of mind.

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Pickpick

It was a good read..

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New read

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My current read.

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Recently I've been reading Donne. I don't generally go for poetry but a friend of mine once suggested me for Donne, that I would like it.
I really found the collection quite interesting. It's the poet's strange yet fascinating use metaphysical conceits and his subtle sense of presentation of the temperament of the age fused with his personal issues.
It establishes the relationship between the personal and the universal.

Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Lcsmcat He‘s one of my favorite poets! I‘m glad you like his work too. 4y
the_artist Yeah, i liked it. 4y
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At last, I've started reading this book, been looking for this like for months. It's of my top favourite writer.
Most of the people will admit that Hardy's a pessimist. But what I think is that the word pessimist sounds negative. He's more of a realist.

He writes in the simple language of philosophy with his often stinging irony; that life is never cruel by itself but it's our ignorance to reality which makes it difficult.

Loving this read😘

CoffeeNBooks I'm reading this right now, too! I'm about halfway through the book. The only other Thomas Hardy book I've read is The Mayor of Casterbridge, and I really liked it. 4y
the_artist That's great.. *same_pinch* Yeah I'VE read that too N also far Far From the Madding Crowd. I'm sure you'll like this one even more than Casterbridge. ENJOY! @CoffeeNBooks 4y
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Ghosh has always been one of my favorite writers and I think this book is his signature work along with The Glass Palace n sea of Poppies. Precisely i love the way he keeps it low profile yet elegant while illustrating the story along with his dialectical uses in his novels. But what i like about d novel is d raw depiction of daily life and death situations of the abandoned fates. It's like a war for survival. Would recommend the book to everyone.

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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My off season side-read.

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The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas
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My first ever serious classic read .. time for some re-read.
#classic_lover #nostalgia

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Hopeless | Colleen Hoover
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Yeah that's me.. a reckless hopeless worm that live only and only on books- be it in real or in abstract .😅😅

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling

I think that d Harry Potter books r better than the movie series. I mean Rowling's deep imagination, humour n Vivid descriptions of characters, incidents n settings r wat evokes d unquenchabl thirst 2 learn more about Harry's life n his ppl. In d book, Ron always amazes us wid his stupid ideas. Tbh the book takes us to a more magical Hogwarts.
Or it may b just because I can't get enough of Harry Potter n so wishing for the next part 8,9,10,...🤔

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I love the book.
Generally I don't go for the modern. But this book depicts a very harsh reality.
The way the characters struggle to live their lives a bit more than they are 'alotted' mostly caught my attention.
And somewhere it just felt that we too often do suffer from certain fate where someone else decides our lives and we are left helpless, with no right to choose for ourselves which is very unfortunate.

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This evening is dedicated to the Bard of Avon.

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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Now that my exam is over, I've officially returned into LITSY (I was active and I have zero determination when it comes to books, so it was an unsuccessful HIATUS).

Anyways in the process, I've fallen in love with stream of consciousness novel, and I'm starting now with Mrs. Dalloway.

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Hard Times | Charles Dickens
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#academic_read
It's good in its own way.. coz nothing can beat Oliver twist, david Copperfield n Great expectations(favourite). Character portrayal is very vivid. and it has a lot of symbols and stuff.

Lcsmcat That‘s a beautiful edition! 5y
the_artist Yes... thank you 5y
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Precious Dreadful | Steven Parlato
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This is my precious little wishlist. It contains... 🤔Well... names of more than 300 books🌋(out of which I read only 80 so far) which I must read before I die🕛. So, it's a lifetime plan. 😇🤓😇

rather_be_reading awesome!! 5y
the_artist Yes. Thanks ☺. 5y
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I enjoyed it thoroughly. Again. it's the fourth time. Academic reads. (Can't dare to read apart from college stuffs at this moment??). It has everything I look for in a non-fiction. Beautiful way of description. Characters are well conceived. Perfect way to present an almost autobiography. I love Joyce. Looking forward to read "Ulysses" too.

A must read for every Bookworm... if you still haven't.

mirellalella86 Fifteen pages left ... 😊👍 5y
the_artist Tell me how it was.. @mirellalella86 5y
mirellalella86 Going to finish it in the afternoon. Really loving it. @rhea_reads11 💙 5y
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the_artist 👍that's great. @mirellalella86 5y
mirellalella86 Finished. One of the best books I have ever read.... I may say. @rhea_reads11 📚👍 5y
the_artist Me too. It's become my favourite tbh @mirellalella86 5y
mirellalella86 Magnificent.... 💙💙💙x @rhea_reads11 5y
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Untouchable | Mulk Raj Anand
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Academic read.
It presents the real pre-independent society of India. It's just like the story of the old India I'd heard from my great grandpa. It's a serious stuff. Really serious stuff.
And a must-read too.

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Riders to the Sea | John Millington Synge

Academic reads. Read it so much. Still pretty much enjoyed it.🙃🙃

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A Re-reading for a change. Read just after The Alchemist #myfavorite.
Completed in just 2 sittings.
#holiday_challenge

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! (And good luck on your exams!) 😆 5y
the_artist Thanks @DebinHawaii . Heaven knows what will become of me. 5y
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