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Joined March 2018

Be sure to never leave the house without a book. You‘ll always have a friend. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5339285-yourfavouritemixtape
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My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel | Alexander McCall Smith
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I found this on a cozy-mystery-recommendations-list. I have read The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by McCall Smith, so I gave it a go without further research. I read page after page, waiting for the mystery to happen. And then the book was over. I cannot say, I did not enjoy it, it was just that I expected something completely different.

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My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel | Alexander McCall Smith
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I have stacked my e-reader for the next month and it makes me SO EXCITED! #yaybooks

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Due or Die | Jenn McKinlay
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You know that moment, when you read a story happening in severe weather and suddenly you look up and are a bit confused, that it‘s not that exact same weather outside your window? That‘s what happened to me with this book. For a moment I thought I was reading it in a snowstorm. I really like this series. It‘s not too deep but it‘s very cozy.

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Last Chance to See | Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine
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I really like the way Douglas Adams tells stories. And I like animals. So this book was good.

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This was a much lighter read than I expected.

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It took me some time to get used to the fact that the story follows different perspectives of the people living in the village or the Inspectors. But I kind of liked the style of writing and how it sometimes felt like a completely different story for a couple of sentences. Will definitely read the second book in this series.

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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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I really didn‘t know what I was in the mood for and I had this book sitting on my ereader for a while, so I thought I give the first page a try. And then I found myself sucked in and when I put it down I wanted to know what happens next. You know when you just want to shake the book‘s protagonist and say „look after yourself“! This book does that. And even though it‘s serious it‘s never too much.

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Panpan

This was a drag. The story never really started to get interesting, there were too many parts.

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An ok quick summer-read but probably not one that will stay in my head for long. I liked the last book in this series a lot better.

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I am not that much into memoirs tbh, but Ben Folds is one of my favourite musicians of all time, so I had to read it. I liked that it was a road towards the discovery of the importance of taking care of yourself without ever feeling too pathetic. But it also left some questions open.

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„A story is a story, in any era. And the best ones, I‘ve always thought, develop from mysteries you want to solve.“ (p. 46)

THIS. 🙌

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Last one done! #12littens12books I can‘t believe almost a whole year is gone! It was a blast! Thanks to all of you!
@ju.ca.no @Sarah83 @Heideschrampf @LaLecture @Moony @DuckOfDoom @julesG @Maike @LittleBug

julesG It was so much fun! 2mo
ju.ca.no Time passed so quick! 2mo
LittleBug I loved doing this!! Looking forward to the next one😉 2mo
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I finished this on my way to work. It‘s a bookclub-book, which I usually don‘t review here but this one just needs a recommendation! It‘s a crime-story completely told through the eyes of a flock of sheep and I liked it very much!

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This Monstrous Thing | Mackenzi Lee
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The second last of the #12littens12books-books.

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I read this in a span of about half a year. It started quite well and I took notes with loads of things that I could see myself go back to. But then it kind of fizzled out a bit and became more about the author and her story.

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Strandgut: Kriminalroman | Benjamin Cors
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I liked this and I don‘t really know why. There are a couple of points in which it could have gone downwards, there are also a lot of plot-twists, some I saw coming, but it also has a nice kind of tone and very fast-paced storytelling.

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The best bookmail is the one you kind of forgot you ordered months ago. But I am SO EXCITED to get into this!

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Die Hummerzange: Ein Maine-Krimi | Hansjrg Schertenleib
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It says „a Maine crime-story“ on the cover, but to be honest, it‘s a story about a woman who is grieving her husband, who is fighting addiction and a trauma she experienced at her job as a policewoman. It took me a while to get into it, also because the language us very detailed and circuitous.

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I‘ve liked the other books in this series but this time it felt like the author wanted too much. There were multiple storylines (of which some turned out to be a red herring) and also the attempt to go deeper in the protagonists personal history/relationship. But it made it all a bit fragmented.

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Finished this yesterday and I like this series of a amateur detective that in this book solves a case with his whole family. The main plot line is about sunken ships and treasures and that‘s something I have a soft spot for anyway.

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Easier to Kill | Valerie W. Wesley
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I really like this series about a black, single-mom private investigator.

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Did a lot of #audioknitting and #audiocrocheting with this cozy-mystery-series. It‘s all on Spotify!

Sarah83 Danke, dass du mich an die Serie erinnerst 😉 5mo
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The Lido | Libby Page
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Trying to escape the heat.

TheSpineView A beautiful way to escape! 5mo
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All in all a good and exciting read. From time to time it felt a bit as if the author wanted to tell you all that he researched for this book, but if you like food (especially chocolate) and a fast-paced crime-story, you‘ll like this.

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Not Just a Witch | Eva Ibbotson
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Already read the next one for #12littens12books I hope I can send it out tomorrow @LittleBug

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Library of Lost and Found | Phaedra Patrick
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Most of the time I would probably say that this was a bit too easy and a bit too predictable. But I guess the message was a good one to hear right now.

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Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K Leguin
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Finally it‘s #12Littens12books time!

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Der Bcherdrache: Roman | Walter Moers
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„Books are the best painkillers to endure life.“

I like all stories in this universe, so the only negative point is, that it was too short.

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Books Can Be Deceiving | Jenn McKinlay
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I had this sitting on my ereader for quite some time and read it as an in-between book. But I liked it a lot more than I expected! A very nice #cozymystery set at a little coast town and the main characters are librarians. What more do you want?

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I like crime-stories that have other storylines than the main plot but this almost had too little of a main-plot-storyline.

But if you like stories about the South of France, the résistance or the Huguetnots, you‘ll like this.

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I think I liked this. It was a quick read and it‘s one of the stories in which nothing really happens, it just lives because of the characters. And these are really good in this book.

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Anne Collins, Alexander McCall Smith
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This was a wonderful read. A strong female character that exactly sees the big problems in the society and her country but still has a very positive attitude. I liked it a lot.

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Schutzengel | Paulo Coelho
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This was a weird one. #12littens12books

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I liked the fact that it‘s a bit different than the usual French commissaire story. But I think it would‘ve been better if the author didn‘t explain so much.

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When I started, I was euphoric. The setting in an old-people‘s-home is such a good idea, the writing feels like from the perspective of old people. The longer the story goes the more helpless you feel, the more it drags - which probably is also very accurate for 94-years-olds, who are mostly waiting to die. What it lacks is the proper crime-story. The German subtitle is „Why did the young cook die?“ I still don‘t know that.

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I could have done with the relationships/jealousy undertones, but all in all it was a very quick read.

Sarah83 Dann weiß ich ja, dass ich das Buch mal in Angriff nehmen kann. 😍😍😍 8mo
yourfavouritemixtape @Sarah83 definitiv :) war jetzt nicht das beste ever, aber ein light reading, das in einem Dorf spiel, in dem sich alle kennen, und alle ihre Geschichten haben. 8mo
Sarah83 Sowas finde ich immer witzig. Ich würde ja selbst nie in so einem Dorf leben wollen, aber zum Lesen finde ich es gut. 8mo
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I did not expect such a strong female character in a setting in the 20s. But I really liked it. Sometimes I even asked myself, if it‘s not a bit over the top. But I will definitely read the second book. Yay new series!

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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Cheese fries and Frankenstein #bookclub

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I liked that there‘s more than one cases but it kind of fizzled out a bit at the end.

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Die Hochhausspringerin: Roman | Julia von Lucadou
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I like that this is set in the future but the author didn‘t feel the need to explain all the things that are different to our world. It is written in a distant tone, which fits the book but took me a long time to get into.

If you like plain, futuristic scenarios that are neither apocalyptic nor very sci-fi but make you think, this is the book for you.

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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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#12littens12books time! This time it‘s a book I never would have picked up myself. And now I‘m glad I did! @LittleBug I will post the package on Monday! I hope it doesn‘t take too long to get to you.

Moony Hihi the tag is #12littens12books 😉😘 9mo
yourfavouritemixtape @Moony dang, thank you! 🙈😄 9mo
LittleBug Got it! Thanks! And thanks so much for the little surprise😘 So nice to have some proper chocolate instead of the mostly too sweet stuff they have here☺️ 9mo
yourfavouritemixtape @LittleBug glad you like it! 9mo
LittleBug Loved it!☺️It‘s already gone😉🥴 9mo
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I needed something to pound through and this was the exact right thing. Fast-paced crimesolving with a deadline.

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Managed to finish this last night! @Lauram
It‘s a book about learning to be alone, about learning to find yourself, about growing older. But most of all, it‘s a beautifully written story about love.

Lauram Me too! I thought this book was wonderful. 9mo
yourfavouritemixtape @Lauram me too! It was so wonderful as a whole. The story itself, the writing, the end 9mo
Megabooks It‘s a great book! 8mo
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Not too sure about this. First of all I had my problems believing that the police was so easily willing to work with an amateur. Also the changes in point-of-views didn‘t manage to make the story more exciting, it made me not connect with any of the characters.

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My non-fiction tbr-pile. I want to read (and learn) more about writing.

Do you have any #recommendations for books about writing?

Moony Oh yeeesss. The book by stephen king is a must-read 10mo
Moony I have a bookshelf for all such titles 😂 When I was younger I dreamed I'll write a book. Some drafts are in my drawer.... 10mo
yourfavouritemixtape @Moony thank youu! Will add that to my list 😊 10mo
yourfavouritemixtape @Moony haha, tell me about it! I have notebooks full of unfinished plot-ideas... 😂 10mo
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„And as if in answer there came from far away another note. Horns, horns, horns, in dark Mindolluin's sides they dimly echoed. Great horns of the north wildly blowing. Rohan had come at last.“

I have read this books many times. Still I get goosebumps.

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3rd week, 3rd book. I kind of don‘t want it to end.

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„They cannot conquer for ever.“

One of my favourite parts in the whole book

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I am a very fast reader but I really don‘t want to read this in my normal highway-speed but more like a nice long walk. On to the next one we go.