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wideeyedreader

wideeyedreader

Joined June 2019

25, English degree, librarian. Books are literally my life, I can never have enough!
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Finished my final #auldlangspine book at work!! I wasn‘t sure about it at first, but by the end I was rooting so hard for Mina and Shin!
@AbigailJaneBlog your picks were great!

AbigailJaneBlog So glad this one worked better for you! I was hoping to read 7 husbands as well but I just haven't had time - I'll keep picking from your list this year for definite! 5d
wideeyedreader @AbigailJaneBlog I‘m glad too! It was such a great book, I‘m trying to get my friends to read it lol! I hope you enjoy them, I had a lot of fun reading them all last year! 5d
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Finished this stunning book last night, just in time for book club this week! This book made me angry, made me sad, and ultimately gave me hope ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bailedbailed

NO. Just so much no.

I only got through one chapter before I gave up, because this is just so IMMATURE. More sex jokes in a six-page span than I heard in several weeks of high school and college, and none of them even FUNNY, stereotypes that are borderline offensive, and writing that comes off like it‘s trying to hard. I know TJ Klune can write, so this one is a huge letdown. #auldlangspine

monalyisha Not every book is for every person. Sorry this wasn‘t a winner for you! On to the next? 🤞🏻 2w
wideeyedreader @monalyisha yep! I‘ve started my last one for #auldlangspine and I‘m already enjoying it more! 2w
monalyisha @wideeyedreader Excellent. 💯 2w
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AbigailJaneBlog Ah, sorry you didn't enjoy this one! What are you trying next? 2w
wideeyedreader @AbigailJaneBlog the girl who fell beneath the sea!! It‘s the last one I chose from your list 2w
AbigailJaneBlog @wideeyedreader ah yes, I think you'll enjoy that better! 2w
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This Vicious Grace | Emily Thiede
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Finished this one while eating some leftover pizza for lunch! Not only is this my first choice for #auldlangspine, but it‘s also my #bookspin AND #doublespin this month! Great book choice @AbigailJaneBlog

AbigailJaneBlog Glad you enjoyed it! 🥰 2w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I think Jackson is becoming a favorite author; her stories never let me down!

Cathythoughts Sooo good 👍🏻♥️ 3w
jlhammar Amazing book! 3w
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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I got this in my #jolabokaflodswap a few weeks ago and instantly started to read it! While a bit slow in places for my taste, I did really enjoy the mystery and the characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This Vicious Grace | Emily Thiede
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The three books I‘ve chosen to read for #auldlangspine from the list @AbigailJaneBlog provided! I‘m really excited about these, especially the tagged (which is also both my #bookspin and #doublespin this month!).

AbigailJaneBlog IT'S AMAZING!! I hope you enjoy 🥰 4w
wideeyedreader @AbigailJaneBlog I‘m sure I will!! 4w
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#bookspin list time!! I‘m really excited to read these, and some are my #auldlangspine choices for this year!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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Thank you so much @mcipher for the amazing #jolaboksflodswap!!! I‘m SO EXCITED to read this book I will be starting it immediately. And of course, thank you to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing this swap! I‘ve loved it every year!

Avanders Oooooh this is one of my favorites!! 1mo
mcipher I hope you love it, too! I‘ve read it a bunch of times ♥️ 1mo
batsy I enjoyed this book! 1mo
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Swapsies | Fiona Roberton
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My #jolabokaflodswap package has arrived!!! I‘m so excited and I LOVE the packaging

mcipher Yay! Glad it got there safely (sorry I forgot to mark that it was from me - I did that last minute post office packing thing 😆) 1mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ another book club read, though I was a bit slow with this one!

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Swapsies | Fiona Roberton
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My #jolabokaflodswap package is all packed and ready to go! @MaleficentBookDragon

swishandflick I love the Aardvark book boxes! Perfect for a repurposed book gift 😄 2mo
wideeyedreader @swishandflick they really are! 2mo
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A low pick from me, as some of the stories were a bit lackluster, but a fun read!

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Re-read this one for book club!! I love Christie‘s books so much!

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Pope Joan: A Novel | Donna Woolfolk Cross
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Spent my morning finishing this historical read and hanging out with Terra! Following the life of a 8th-century woman who became Pope according to legend, this book was really interesting and well-researched—though I‘m still not sure Joan actually existed! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Scarlet Pimpernel | Emmuska Orczy
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Mehso-so

This one is another book club pick, and so far my least favorite, despite it being my pick! It wasn‘t as fun as I was expecting, and has a REALLY slow start. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.75

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Maskerade | Terry Pratchett
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘m never disappointed by Pratchett!

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Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Holy crap this book is good. It‘s been several years since I read the first, but a few pages into this one it all came flooding back—and I‘d like to read the third book right now, please.

AmandaBlaze The feels are strong with this series. I've reread it every couple of years, and it doesn't get old to me. 3mo
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Bailedbailed

I went into this wanting to love it. Sadly, I can‘t stand Hera as a narrator—she comes across as vindictive and petty—and the writing just seemed… juvenile. Not for me, sadly.

Thanks to Terra dog for holding up the book for me!

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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My irl book club‘s second pick!! This one‘s a reread for me, and I love it so, so much. For sure a good read if you like Jane Eyre and other gothic fiction!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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This wasn‘t as hard to read as I feared, and I found myself caring about and being interested in the characters—which is good, as this is a very character-focused novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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I FINALLY FINISHED NONA
And I love her and this book so much 😭
The Locked Tomb series continues to sit at the top of my favorites list ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Laughterhp I want to reread the first 2 before I read this one!! 4mo
wideeyedreader @Laughterhp I did too, but honestly remembering just the important events is enough! 4mo
Jari-chan I'm not that far in, but I already love Nona 😍 4mo
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The Street | Ann Petry
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First in-person book club read! This is a book I‘d never heard of before, but I‘m glad I read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Sandman: The wake | Neil Gaiman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love this series of comics so much more than I thought I would. Time to spend the next four weeks thinking about this story

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The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones | Neil Gaiman, Frank McConnell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I am sad now

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World's End | Neil Gaiman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this one really grabbed my attention, I feel like I need to reread it already!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this might be my favorite volume so far!

AmandaBlaze I just started Premises and Nocturnes again. 5mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ not my favorite but still a lot of fun!

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A bit last minute, but here‘s my September #bookspin list! I can‘t believe it‘s almost September already

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love a dream of a thousand cats so much lol

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You‘d think I wouldn‘t be this awed by GAIMAN‘s storytelling anymore, but I am. I very much am. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I have begun my Sandman journey, and I‘m loving it already! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KristiAhlers Enjoy the ride! 5mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I thought this was really informative and interesting!

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Hell Followed with Us | Andrew Joseph White
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Do NOT read this book if you‘re squeamish. It‘s very, very gory.

I really liked it though! This was such a good, unique read, and though I‘m not sure if I‘ll ever read it again, it‘s earned its place on my shelf. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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One of my favorite fantasies for #lettere! #alphabetgame

Thanks for the tag @AmyK1 I‘ll tag anyone who wants to!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 6mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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For #letterB we have the tagged! Probably my favorite Backman book, to be honest. #alphabetgame

Thanks for tagging me @AmyK1 - this is another open tag bc I‘m bad at remembering usernames lol!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 6mo
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Choosing this VERY fun memoir for #lettera in the #alphabetgame! If you like the princess bride and haven‘t read this yet, I highly recommend it.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks for the tag @AmyK1
If you haven‘t done it yet, take this as your tag!

AmyK1 Good one! 6mo
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Spinneret | Timothy Zahn
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I made the list days ago, but as usual forgot to post till now! #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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A reread, and still as much fun as the first time!

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Bailedbailed

This just depressed me, and I‘ve got enough of that without the book. So bail it is!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I don‘t know why this doesn‘t have better reviews, because I thought it was—pardon the pun—stellar. Moving and funny, I really enjoyed this. It also counts as my #doublespin for june

TheAromaofBooks This one sounds fun!! Stacked!! 6mo
wideeyedreader @TheAromaofBooks It was a lot of fun!! Fast paced and made me laugh out loud a few times 6mo
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Virtual Light | William Gibson
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This was both my #bookspin and #doublespin this month! I liked reading a more classic science fiction, but the writing style just wasn‘t for me.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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The Stardust Thief | Chelsea Abdullah
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This was a great debut fantasy! Loved the characters and the twists at the end ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Suite Francaise | Irne Nmirovsky
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My #bookspin list for July! I‘ve decided to go with a small selection of books I want to read so I catch up on my doublespins from the last couple months! The book with no dust jacket is the tagged.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Probably my favorite Backman so far! By the end, I loved Britt-Marie so much.

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The Night Tiger | Yangsze Choo
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Bailing due to the romance between one of the main characters and her stepbrother—no thank you! Otherwise this month‘s #bookspin is a great and intriguing book.

TheAromaofBooks Yeah no 😬 8mo
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Miss Marple Meets Murder | Agatha Christie
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It took me a month, but I finished this!! I loved all four novels in this collection, even though I guessed wrong each time! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This is the first book I‘ve finished in a month, but Terra wants more cuddles! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AmyK1 Terra always wants more cuddles 8mo
Soubhiville Yay for cuddles! 8mo
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Spinneret | Timothy Zahn
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Finally posting my #bookspin list! Lol I forgot about it for a few days!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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Kaikeyi: A Novel | Vaishnavi Patel
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Bailedbailed

It might be my lack of knowledge, but I felt like I was reading another book set in England rather than India. I think I‘d like to read the original text instead.
#bookspin

KristiAhlers Some authors really rely on the fact India was a large part of the British Commonwealth to tell their stories. I‘ve noticed that in a few of the books I‘ve read set in India. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Disappointing!! 9mo
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