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Yep, think I read one or two chapters before I let it lay there and gather dust... I am considering just giving up and find something else that I might actually read. The library may want it back (who am I kidding? I’ve already renewed my loan twice, no one else want it, so they really don’t care)

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I like it a lot, both the chemist and the host, but off course, I love twilight as well. And it’s always a romance between two people who shouldn’t fit together, so you have to like that. And I might be getting to old to love youth books this much, but I guess I never grow out of that. 

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I think once you love a book, you probably have some level of love for it forever. I reread the Percy Jackson series last year and it was like getting a hug... I'm about 10 years older than the target age group but honestly who cares.

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I think that’s true! Some books kind off feel like old friends. And when I’ve read them before I already know how they’ll make me feel, so I can handpick the feeling I want. It’s not like the first time, when everything is new and unexpected, but I don’t risk any big emotions when I’m not prepared. The last year have not been the year to put a lot off extra emotion on top. 

But I guess I’ve always been that weird person who rereads books as a norm, and not as an exception. 

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I mean i read slightly obsessively, and i got through three 500 page ish novels yesterday simply to kill time i should have been doing schoolwork in, but that might just be because my house always has had and always will have too many books in it. ( to  give you some knid of idea, ive got about 300 or 400 in my bedroom alone, and both of my siblings are the same)

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22 hours ago, MajorSunshine said:

I think that’s true! Some books kind off feel like old friends. And when I’ve read them before I already know how they’ll make me feel, so I can handpick the feeling I want. It’s not like the first time, when everything is new and unexpected, but I don’t risk any big emotions when I’m not prepared. The last year have not been the year to put a lot off extra emotion on top. 

EXACTLY.

28 minutes ago, M.G. said:

I mean i read slightly obsessively, and i got through three 500 page ish novels yesterday simply to kill time i should have been doing schoolwork in, but that might just be because my house always has had and always will have too many books in it. ( to  give you some knid of idea, ive got about 300 or 400 in my bedroom alone, and both of my siblings are the same)

3 500 page novels in a day? Holy shit, I thought I read fast.

Currently reading Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes

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im not a huge fan of actually sleeping so i spend a lot of time drawing/reading/writing in the dark

i think my favourite was rebecca by daphne du maurier ( i have read it before but its so creepy i love it)

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On 1/16/2021 at 1:43 PM, M.G. said:

It's a long beginning, but once you're into it it's hard to put down, and the ending is brilliant.

I think I'll wait until I'm on holiday or somewhere I can properly focus and sink my teeth into it.

2 hours ago, MajorSunshine said:

I’ve picked up Far from the maddening crowd again, think I’ll make it this time!

You can do itttt

Still reading Pandora's Jar, but I reread The Scorpio Races over the weekend. I'd forgotten how lovely it is, even though the main topic is flesh eating water horses... 10/10 excellent fantasy read, I would go there on holiday. 

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I’m about halfway through now, and it’s a weird book with so many unrealistic people. But I’ll make it to the end!

I need something to start with when I finish this, any suggestions? Flesh eating water horses does sound a little too morbid for me.
I actually ordered the Bell jar from the library after reading your blog, but it might not be in for a month or so. 

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The Bell Jar is good but quite heavy. Quite chuffed to have ~ influenced ~ another reader though! I hope you like it. The Scorpio Races is actually quite light, relatively speaking, it's a Young Adult novel so nothing too graphic or gory, and lots of magic - the water horse myth is Celtic, there are Scottish and Irish versions I believe, so it you like magic or myths you'll probably enjoy it?

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It actually sounds right up my alley, but my library doesn’t agree. Or at least they don’t have it. Doesn’t seem like it have been translated to Norwegian either. Not that I would need a translated version, but the library is more likely to have books if they’ve been translated. 

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Well, I don’t really recommend Thomas hardy to anyone after this book, but I’m satisfied that I got through it. It wasn’t even that heavy, just a bit weird and uninteresting. 

I guess you have to be in the right state off mind to get into the Host. I think it helps that I was super fan off Animorphs as a kid!

Anne of Green Gables is wonderful! I love those books. 

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