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User Image sadokrouai Posted: Dec 12, 2017 1:48 AM (UTC)
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Fascinating book. I selected its conclusion which I like it. This book allowed me to achieve my challenge of reading 150 books in 2017 - 150/150 #2017bookchallenge - The fun goes on.
User Image theveganlibrarian Posted: Dec 11, 2017 9:43 PM (UTC)

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Just finished - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Synopsis : When travelling artist Mia and her daughter Pearl arrive in town, they kick start a series of events that changes the lives of the Richardson family forever.
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Review : I read this book in three sittings and I could have done it in one if I didn’t have to work! Celeste Ng has created an intricately woven story populated with fascinating and realistic characters. She sets up a plot with a lot of moral questions and leaves her characters, and the readers, to draw their own conclusions. I will definitely be checking out her first novel, Everything I Never Told You, as soon as I can.
User Image scraps4abc Posted: Dec 11, 2017 2:15 PM (UTC)

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With the #elvesontheshelf reminding me of my #2017bookchallenge goal deadline quickly approaching, and the #toberead lists and piles becoming unruly, who am I to ignore the nudge? Beginning this book on a Monday morning may, in fact, lead to a less-than productive #decemberday if a girl is not careful, but, ah, the world of #historicalfiction beckons me to turn the pages. #wherethelightfalls #bookstagram #bibliophile #justonemorechapter #whatshouldireadnext @annebogel
User Image thetalking_cat Posted: Dec 11, 2017 7:14 AM (UTC)

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#TalkingCatReads Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah, book #24 yr 2017 (⬅️I keep a tally of books I've read out of habit. A grade-school habit 🤓) _
The story of two sisters, Meredith and Nina, their mysterious Russian mother Anya, and the siege of Leningrad during WW II. Beautiful and tragic.

Yay, I found a new favorite author! (note to self: read the rest of her books) Kristin also wrote one of my favorites last year, The Nightingale. This is a riveting read and her words have such intensity that I can't seem to shake the story off me. I finished this last Monday when I went for my twice-a-year blood test. Tears streamed down my face that morning, man. It was embarrassing because my seat was positioned facing other waiting patients... It's been a week now and, sigh, I can't seem to start another book.
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Kristin creates strong and inspirational women characters
User Image theveganlibrarian Posted: Dec 10, 2017 4:02 PM (UTC)

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Just finished - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Synopsis : 16 year old Starr’s world is turned upside down after witnessing the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend Khalil by a police officer.
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Review : I mean, what can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said? It’s powerful and heartfelt. It touches on important messages without being preachy. It is full of vivid, relatable and interesting characters. The story will stay with you for a long time after you’ve turned the final page. I didn’t want it to end. This is being marketed at YA readers but I think everyone should be reading this book. Angie Thomas is a powerful story teller and I can’t wait to see what she does next (and I’m excited for the movie adaption so hopefully this amazing story can reach even more people).
User Image jazzy_sax Posted: Dec 10, 2017 8:10 PM (UTC)

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Book 25/26 in my #2017bookchallenge - #DaretoDream by #ShervinAzar was featured on #DragonsDen this season. Written by a 12 year old boy, the topic is "A Tween's Road to Success". I bought it for the purpose of supporting the author and thought it would be a good Christmas gift for my future niece. Thankfully I decided to read it myself first and have concluded it is not going to be given to any tweens in my life. While I think it's great that this young man wrote a book at such a young age, the content is misleading at best and at worst is dangerous for a child who hasn't yet developed critical thinking skills. As an adult I can appreciate what the author was intending, but a child reading this would easily be misled. In particular, I absolutely cannot support or share with a child the statement "it's essential for you to know your talents by the time you're a tween, because that knowledge will ultimately lead you toward your goals and, finally, to success. you have to figure out what you want to do for a living when you're young. Otherwise when you grow up you'll have no idea what you're doing." Maybe that's not the message we want to send to 11 & 12 year olds? Maybe let's not force them to believe that if they don't have their shit figured out now they're going to be lifelong failures? Yikes. Anyway, congrats to the author for his commitment to writing a book at such a young age - but I'm not recommending or sharing the book with anyone unfortunately. #Sundaymorning with #Tobythedog
#readersofinstagram #criticalthinking #criticalreaders #bookstagram #books
User Image kregerkid Posted: Dec 10, 2017 3:24 AM (UTC)

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User Image bookedinvictoria Posted: Dec 10, 2017 2:20 AM (UTC)
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How are you all doing with your book challenges? 2017 is nearly done, almost time to reset to a new one! Are you as excited as I am to set a new one at exactly 00:00 January 1, 2018 as I am?
I finished my #goodreads #2017bookchallenge last month of reading 50 books. I started book 51 of 2017 as soon as I finished, and was hoping to see if goodreads throws another little party for going over, but due to life challenges such as, silly me, allowing a boy to get in the way of my reading it doesn't look like that will happen. I've thankfully come to my senses, dropped the boy because #prosebeforeboys (amiright, ladies!?) this will get added to 2018 as I doubt I will finish it this year. Stupid boys.
This is a fun book so far. #booknerds will love this. It is a collection of stories edited by #ottopenzler, (proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York) of mysteries and crime involving the world of #books. Such as a rare volume, a bookshop, a library, a collector, a bookseller, etc.
If you're a #booklover and #mysterylover you will love #bibliomysteries. ...
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#currentlyreading #amreading #instaread #instabook #igreads #bookcover #booksaboutbooks #booksofinstagram #readersofinstagram #booksbeforeboys #bookgirl #fallreading #winterreading #mysterythriller #shortstories #archeoeubibliologist #bibliophile #bibliophagist #bookstagram #victoriabc #yyj
User Image fafafafeeneys Posted: Dec 9, 2017 11:47 PM (UTC)

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I’m defo finishing this book now I’ve called in reinforcements aka wine & crisps with #Luna under the bed and trigger in the lavender bush (don’t ask) #lunchinparisbyelizabethbard #book #okimrelaxing #saturday #reading #books #bookchallenge #2017bookchallenge #wine #nibbles
User Image amoonie_living Posted: Dec 8, 2017 5:21 PM (UTC)

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Librarians looking for alternate versions of books of alternate worlds with magic , dragons and faes and adventure - finished book 1 , looking forward to book 2 #theinvisiblelibrary #2017bookchallenge #30books_challenge #bookshelf #booklover
User Image kim34x Posted: Dec 7, 2017 2:59 PM (UTC)

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kim34x 5d ago
Ending my year with this great novel 📚/
#2017bookchallenge #mydrugs
User Image theveganlibrarian Posted: Dec 7, 2017 2:44 PM (UTC)

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How difficult is it to photograph audiobooks guys?! especially in the crap winter weather! If you have tips, seriously, hit me up!!
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An audiobook series I’ve been enjoying recently are the Lotte Meerman novels by Anja de Jäger. Set in Amsterdam they follow homicide detective Lotte Meerman who has just recently returned to active duty. The stories are fairly formulaic but they throw some twists and turn at you. I love the character of Lotte, who is somewhat of a walking disaster! I just want things to turn out well for her!
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There’s three books so far in this series, that I’d describe as mid-way between a Nordic noir and a cosy mystery. Perfect fodder for cold winter nights!! .
Have you read this series? 🕵🏼‍♀️
User Image walkingtolive Posted: Dec 7, 2017 10:17 AM (UTC)

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📚 "Английская портниха " Мэри Чэмберлен - 2\5 📚

Читала в ноябре совместно с #КлубЛюбителейЭротическойКниги @natshell общий тег: #natshellreadings_портниха


Только из-за первой части, я ставлю 2. Потому что 2я и 3я совсем уж как-то... мда... В первой части хоть интерес какой-то есть.

Если в первой части можно закрыть глаза на абсолютно алогичное поведение восемнадцатилетней девчонки, живущей в своём мире розовых пони, то дальнейшие глупости после предательства, рабства в плену и проч. ну в голове не укладываются точно.

Всю книгу девушка, а затем и женщина живёт в своей голове. И ведь там есть и правильные мысли, но каждый раз она сама себя уговаривает, что нет-нет... это не так, а вот так, а вот так вот будет и снова уходит в мир грёз.

Как можно имея в руках профессию, инструмент, поставщика тканей и покупателей пойти на панель?

Как можно ОПЯТЬ повестись на практически тот же самый подкат мужчины красавчика?! Как можно мечтать найти своё дитя и просаживать деньги на тряпки и "красоту"? Ничего не делая реального, чтобы найти сына, о котором грезишь.

Как можно было признаться?!!! Третья часть это быстрый суд. Такое ощущение, что автор хотела побыстрее отвязаться и завершить книгу, но при этом всё же выдавить слезу у читателя. (Тема ребёнка). А уж любовница Гитлера и аргументы обвинителя по этому поводу ну вообще фейспалм.

В "исторической справке" в конце автор говорит, что тогда женщин засуживали, намекая, что и героиню тоже.

Ась? Она реально хладнокровно убила человека (для закона не важно почему) и призналась (sic!) в этом. Это назвается "засудили?" Не понравилось:

Книга откровенно антимужская. Нет нормальных героев мужчин первого-второго плана. И ладно бы девушка при этом ввзывала достойные чувства, но нет ведь.

Война идёт каким-то серым фоном. С таким же успехом её в заточении мог держать какой-нибудь маньяк. Или два маньяка: сначала религиозный фанатик, а потом воинствующий нацист.

Очень странна небрезгливость "рабовладельцев" Ады, которые позволяли годами не мывшейся девушке шить для них одежду, стирать бельё и убираться на кухне (мыть посуду!).
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User Image che_gavidi Posted: Dec 6, 2017 7:21 PM (UTC)

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Little bummed about this one.
I’d been looking forward to it for a while with all its promises about being a ‘spot-on Southern novel brimming with wit and authenticity’ I thought uuww yay like The Help!! Nup. Wasn’t like The Help.
My fault really for thinking that, I have an issue with reading all of the synopsis for fear of it giving too much away.
A story of friendship at its core but also (weakly) touches on issues of adultery and illness. Sorry, but one review I read was like “grab a box of Kleenex before you start this one!” Ummm no Debra. That wasn’t necessary. There were no tears from me. Didn’t even threaten.
But yeh, tried way too hard to be funny in some parts as well like one line read “I sat down and laughed so hard I had to hold the wall, I was holding my sides I was shaking all over” I was like CALM DOWN love it wasn’t THAT funny, I’m sittin here rolling my dam eyes.
Anyway not a total loss there were some good parts. And the cover is really pretty.
But! I have now officially reached my 30 book target for the year!! 👏🏼👏🏼🏆🍾🎉🎊 with a couple of weeks to spare... 😎

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