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yvo_about_books

Joined June 2017

Bookblogger and eclectic reading monster | Blogs at melovebooks.wordpress.com | Twitter/Bookstagram: yvo_about_books
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Pierced: A Novel by Thomas Enger
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Pierced: A Novel | Thomas Enger
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Trying to stay cool in the middle of a 40°C heatwave with some Nordic noir and a summer fruit salad... Today is day number five and I'm more than ready for this hot weather to be over! 🥵📖🍈🥝🍓🍑🫒

slategreyskies Oh, I know how you feel! Hot weather‘s always tough for me. I‘m in the US, though, and we‘re expecting a foot of snow on Sunday. Wish I could send some your way! :) 2d
BooksAndYarn I don't think I'd survive heat like that. I'll take the 40-60cm of snow we have predicted through tomorrow over those Temps lol 2d
yvo_about_books @slategreyskies I never expected to say this when I was still living in The Netherlands, but I actually miss having snow. 🙈 2d
yvo_about_books @BooksAndYarn I'm definitely not used to this kind of temperatures either! Fingers crossed it's not a sign of what's to come in future summers down here... I never thought I would say this, but I miss having snow. 🙈 2d
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I always try to make something new for our Christmas tree each year, and I love how these little robins came out! 😍

BooksAndYarn Cute! 2mo
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Celebrating that I finally emptied out my NG shelf again and reached that mythical 100% ratio by painting these little plant pots for my baby succulents. 😁🖌🌈🪴

Chelsea.Poole Lovely! 2mo
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The blogging slump seems to be very stubborn indeed, but at least I'm baking again? 🤷‍♀️ I made these mini #boterkoek pies/cookies today as I was feeling nostalgic. #ambaking 🥧🍪

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Later | Stephen King
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Guess who learned how to make pretzels in the middle of a heatwave?? 🙋‍♀️🥨 #ambaking

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Sunday bliss! 😍 Spending the morning with Kim Stone and the rest of her team... Who knows; I might actually catch up with this series before the end of the year!

TrishB I‘m up to date with this series! Looking forward to the new one in a couple of weeks. 3mo
yvo_about_books @TrishB I was hoping to catch up before book 15 was published, but I guess that won't be happening haha. Looking forward to read the pending books before the end of 2021 though... Such a great series! 3mo
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Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd. | Jonas Jonasson
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First strawberries of the season, so of course I had to bake something to celebrate. 😂 I ended up making these mini pies with lemon curd filling and topped with fresh strawberries. 😋🍋🍓🥧

EvieBee Yum! 3mo
Linsy Yum! 😋 3mo
yvo_about_books @EvieBee @Linsy they were the perfect balance of sweet and sour. 😍 3mo
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My reading pace is still SO slow, but at least I've been painting... Just look at these cute ladybug cement stones! 🐞😍

EvieBee Those are so cute!!! 😻 3mo
DivineDiana Adorable! 🐞 3mo
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It's almost a tradition to have something sweet during our #buddyread , so I decided to make some rice pudding with speculaas flavor just in time for Part Two. 😁

EvieBee That‘s a good tradition! 3mo
marleed That looks wonderful! 3mo
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All set up in my new reading/painting spot to start #buddyread The One Hundred Years Of Lenni and Margot!! ☀️🫖🖌📖

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I haven't been reading much this month, but at least I have been painting... Including these colorful cement 'stones' that I will be using to mark the edge of a plant border. 🌈😍 I will have to make at least 80 more before I have enough of them though. 🙈

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Painting in progress!! I love how the yellow brightens up the garden even when the weather is overcast like today. 😍 Of course our dog Paco has to 'help' with the painting too. 🐶😆🤣

Tamra I love yellow. 🌻 (edited) 4mo
GondorGirl It's so cheerful! ☀️☀️☀️ 4mo
yvo_about_books @GondorGirl It's like having sunshine in the garden all year round now. 💛 4mo
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Spending a quiet afternoon reading in the garden before the DIY/painting madness begins tomorrow... No more sad grey walls in the garden; I will be painting them yellow. 😁 I just love the name of the paint color too: 'lemon ice cream'. 🍋🍦😍

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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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I decided to spend the afternoon recycling an old pizza board and I love how this one came out! 😍 Still need to varnish it and the photo doesn't do the yellow justice, but I'm sure I will be using it in daylight soon enough as a tea/snack board (meaning better pictures). 😉 #ampainting

Tamra Very creative! 5mo
GondorGirl That's so pretty! 5mo
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Sunday bliss. 😍 Revamped the doghouse during the weekend (also repainted the shelves and a couple of cement plant pots) and now it's time for a reward. 😁📖 Paco doesn't really seem to care about the new look of his house though. 😂🐶

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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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Mr. Penguin and me are having a 'wild' Friday night reading The Lost Man... 🐧📖🙈😂 I'm excited to be finally reading this one as I loved her writing in the Aaron Falk books. 😍

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Win | Harlan Coben
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Woohoooo I finally cleared out my pending Netgalley shelf completely and made it to the mythical 100% ratio!! 😱🥳😱🥳😍 This has never happened before in the five years since I signed up... Ready for a break now though. 😆

WJCintron Congrats!!! That's amazing! I'm new to Netgalley, but I'm also in Goodreads!! 😃 👍 5mo
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OMG I'm now down to just TWO pending NetGalley titles on my shelf!! 😱🥳😍 I don't think I've ever been this close to the mythical 100% ratio before... Although my profile seems to think I already got there? 🤔🤷‍♀️

Kappadeemom Unicorn!🦄 6mo
vlwelser Lol. Math is great, right? It must round up. 6mo
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yvo_about_books @Kappadeemom definitely would have expected to see a unicorn before that 100% ratio haha 6mo
yvo_about_books @vlwelser yeah that is what I figured too. Makes it too easy to 'cheat' in the future and keep one or two ARCs on the pending shelf while also having a 100% ratio though. 🙈 6mo
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Stranded | Sarah Goodwin
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Guess who has finally managed to get her pending Netgalley shelf below 5 books?? 🥳🎊🥳🎊😍

vlwelser I'm feeling a little jealous right now. I don't have that level of willpower. 6mo
yvo_about_books @vlwelser I'm surprised myself I was able to do so to be honest... I guess the fact that most of the titles I've been interested in were wish only did help. 🙈 6mo
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Girls Who Lie | Eva Bjrg gisdttir
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Soaking up some winter sun while I continue this nordic noir sequel I'm loving so far... Jasmine decided to keep me company. 😍🐱📖☀️ #caturday #amreading

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Second Blind Son | Amy Harmon
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Woohooooo I finally made it to the single digit mark on my pending @NetGalley shelf!!! 🥳😍🥳 Now let's see how long I can actually keep it this way... 🙈🤣 #bookbloggerproblems

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Of course I ended up putting together a list of the books I read during 2020 (3 stars and above) instead of catching up with all things blogging... Whoops? 😅🤣 Now I'm curious: how many of these have you read? 🤔 https://www.listchallenges.com/books-featured-during-2020-on-its-all-about-books

ICantImReading I‘ve read 26 of these! 🙂 7mo
vlwelser I love these things for some reason. I made it to 32. 7mo
yvo_about_books @ICantImReading yay that's excellent! 😁 7mo
yvo_about_books @vlwelser I agree; these lists are highly addictive for some reason. 😆 You got a really high score! 7mo
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Broken Homes | Ben Aaronovitch
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I love this little penguin corner bookmark! 😍🐧📖 I'm really enjoying Broken Homes so far and I'll be looking forward to read more today. 😁

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Broken Homes | Ben Aaronovitch
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I'm hoping to start the next Rivers Of London book tonight! A certain someone wants me to play fetch with him instead though... 🙈😂🐶📖

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Las Onomatobellas | Ruth Kaufman
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Today is #bookmail day!! 🥳 My Babelio Masa Crítica Argentina ARC copy has finally arrived and it's so pretty. LOVE what I've seen of the illustrations so far!! 😍

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The Hollows | Mark Edwards
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Back in February I wanted to get back on track with my Netgalley shelf so I could read more of my own titles... Four months later, and while I do have 'only' 12 books pending instead of 16, I did manage to add a whopping 31!! new ARCs. Whoops? 🙈😂🤣 This does mean I read 35 ARCs in four months, which isn't too shabby I suppose. 🤷‍♀️ #bookbloggerproblems

DivineDiana Not too shabby at all! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 7mo
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The Good Lie | A. R. Torre
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More fishing themed mates are starting to come together! 😍🎨🧉🎣 Taking a break from painting though to continue The Good Lie as it's too addictive to put on hold for long. 😁

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The Good Lie | A. R. Torre
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A friend of the hubby commissioned a dozen fishing themed 'mates' for his fishing/camping shop, so I guess I will be busy painting in the near future. 😁🎨🧉🎣 I'm looking forward to start my ARC of The Good Lie too though!

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I decided to spend this Friday evening with one of my favorite detectives DI Kim Stone. 😍😍😍

I'm still reading The Stand too, but the book is so huge that I need little breaks to read other titles even though I am enjoying it so far (62% in so there is still a long road ahead). 🙈

TrishB Love both 👍🏻 7mo
yvo_about_books @TrishB The Stand is great so far, but I was in the mood for more Kim Stone... I'm having a feeling it will be another excellent sequel! 😍 7mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Spent the afternoon painting this wooden bowl set and I love how these came out! 😍 I still have to varnish them, but that will have to wait until the humidity is down. 🙈🎨🌿

Beatlefan129 That is so pretty 💚 7mo
Alfoster Wow, those are lovely!❤️👍 7mo
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AkashaVampie Gorgeous Sweetie!!! 7mo
DivineDiana I love them! Are you on Etsy? 7mo
yvo_about_books @DivineDiana thanks! ❤ I'm not on Etsy though as I live in Argentina and the international postage and taxes would probably be sky high. 🙈 7mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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It wasn't as cold today, so I decided to soak up some vitamin D while continuing book giant The Stand... And apparently Felix thought my lap was the perfect place for a little siesta. 😂😍🐱📖

Bianca So cute. 😻 8mo
DivineDiana I love Felix! Had 2 black and white cats and a black and white bunny. I am yearning for another. 😻 7mo
yvo_about_books @DivineDiana I love black and white animals! 😍 7mo
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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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SO close to the magical single digit pending @NetGalley shelf!!! 😱🥳 Now nobody move while I try not to request any new titles before I can finish another one. 🙈🤣 #bookbloggerproblems #amblogging

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The weather has been terrible these last few days, so I decided to bake this traditional Dutch #boterkoek recipe as a treat. 😋 And what better book to combine it with than a sweet romance read?!

Nute Yum!😋 Is that a lemon-flavored filling? 8mo
yvo_about_books @Nute It's not a filling actually! The whole thing is made of the same dough, quite soft and chewy in the center and crispy on the outside... A giant cookie basically! It does have some lemon rasp besides de main the vanilla/butter flavor. 8mo
Nute OMG! It looks good! The description sounds good! I wish that I could eat that picture right now!🤤 8mo
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Shipped | Angie Hockman
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Tonight it is #comfortfood night with homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese. 😍🍅🧀 I've also started my most recent romance read Shipped; I've seen lots of mixed reviews, so I've been curious to find out how I will react to it.

EvieBee I really enjoyed the audiobook! Hope you like it! 8mo
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I'm excited to be reading this one as I loved the first two Cuba books! Jasmine decided to keep me company for a bit too. 🐱😍📖

RachelAmphlett Your cat looks so soft 😍 8mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 8mo
yvo_about_books @RachelAmphlett she's very fluffy considering she's not a long-haired cat! 😍 8mo
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Hostage | Clare Mackintosh
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Happy #caturday ! 🐱❤ The temperatures have gone slightly up, so I was able to read for a bit outside today... Felix decided to join me too (and you can also spot our dog in the back). 😍

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Hostage | Clare Mackintosh
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UPDATE: I was able to finish varnishing the 'mate' set this morning and it's all done now! 🧉🎨😍

DivineDiana Love your work! ❤️ 8mo
yvo_about_books @DivineDiana thank you! ❤ 8mo
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Take Me There | Carolee Dean
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The reason why I haven't been reading as much these last couple of days... Oh yes, I'm painting another 'mate' set! 🧉🎨😍 A gift for my sister-in-law this time though. 😁

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The Life We Almost Had | Amelia Henley
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The cold weather definitely seems to be here to stay, and we had to start using the winter rainbow crochet bedspread again... And to make it double crochet, I'm currently bundled up under my waffle stitch blanket about to start a new book. And who needs a hot-water bottle if you have a sleeping cat right next to you (bump in the left bottom corner)? 😆😂🐱📖😍

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My Dark Vanessa | Kate Elizabeth Russell
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I'm finally starting My Dark Vanessa, which means that it's time to draw a new TBR jar pick! So many books... 😱

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It seems like the cold weather has officially arrived, which means Jasmine wants her cuddles again. 😍🐱📖

rubyslippersreads 😻💤 8mo
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Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch
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Making the most of the last lingering summer weather by reading in the garden with some refreshing orange-flavored 'terere'... 😍

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Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch
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I had the whole Saturday afternoon free to read, so of course I ended up painting this mural instead. 🙈😂🎨 I know it's not 100% accurate, but I had to draw the map by hand with only a reference on my phone, so I'm considering it a win. 🤷‍♀️

RachelAmphlett I love it! 9mo
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Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch
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Having a 'wild' Saturday night reading in bed. 😂📖 There is a cat under the blanket somewhere too! 🤷‍♀️🐱

CaffeineAndCandy 😂💜💜💜 9mo
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How Sweet It Is | Dylan Newton
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Trying out my new mate while starting another ARC... I definitely needed something light after finishing Karin Slaughter's Kisscut last night! 🙈

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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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Enjoying a slice of my favorite fruit/custard pie recipe while I continue with Ariadne... 😋📖🍑🥝

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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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Remember that wooden 'mate' set I was painting? It's now varnished and all ready to start using once I 'cure' the mate! I just LOVE how these came out. 😍🧉🎨🌿💛💚💙

ozma.of.oz Gorgeous! 🤩 9mo
hannah-leeloo These are beautiful. Fantastic work well done. 9mo
yvo_about_books @ozma.of.oz @hannah-leeloo thank you! 😊 9mo
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Silent Scream | Angela Marsons
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The 'reading books snuggled up under a blanket' season is starting again... 😁📖

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Silent Scream | Angela Marsons
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I just LOVE how these came out! 😍🧉🖌 I still have to varnish them, but that will be for another day when the humidity isn't so high. 🙈 #ampainting

britt_brooke So pretty! 9mo
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Silent Scream | Angela Marsons
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More painting in process... Looking forward to see how this wooden set for drinking mate will come out! 😍🧉 Cookie bowl and yerba jar background done, next up the background on the mate and board. 🖌

Looking forward to read more of Silent Scream while I wait for the paint to dry... I'm really enjoying it so far!