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About anisia

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  • Birthday 05/18/1985

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    Reading, music, various TV shows (way too many!), hiking, running...and of course, Harry Potter.
    I can't live without tea, coffee and cheese.
  1. Having finally started reading again after a very a long time (), I'm now making up for for the lost time by reading too many books in the same time. Currently reading Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb, started listening to Becoming by Michelle Obama and as part of trying to complete the Rory Gilmore Challenge with a friend, started Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
  2. Bullet Journal

    I love bullet journals, I've kept one on and off for a couple of years. After reading the thread, I'm definitely updating mine this weekend!
  3. Diane's Reading List - 2017

    Have a great reading year!
  4. Your Book Activity - January 2017

    It's definitely on the Rory Gilmore challenge, it's how I chose it It has great reviews too, so I think it was a good choice from the list. The list has always scared me a bit with some of the reads, I can just see they're not my style! I haven't read Moonglow, I'll have to add it to the TBR list.
  5. Mona's Reading List

    "Knots & Crosses" by Ian Rankin Goodreads Description: And in Edinburgh, of all places, I mean, you never think of that sort of thing happening in Edinburgh, do you...? That sort of thing is the brutal abduction and murder of two young girls. And now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, smoking and drinking too much, his own young daughter spirited away south by his disenchanted wife, is one of the many policemen hunting the killer. And then the messages begin to arrive: knotted string and matchstick crosses - taunting Rebus with pieces of a puzzle only he can solve. Personal Note I've wanted to start reading the Inspector Rebus series for years and never got around to it. I do love a good crime novel and I really like Rebus as a character. It was also nice to read something based in Edinburgh, which isn't too far away from where I live. I like reading about familiar places and being able to have a good image of what is being described. Following this, I'm curious to see how Rebus will develop over the series. Rating: 5/5
  6. Your Book Activity - January 2017

    I finished Knots & Crosses by Ian Ranking, always love reading a good crime book. I've now started The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon; it took me a bit to really get into it but I think I'll like it a lot.
  7. Mona's Reading List

    I've decided there's no point in starting a new topic for 2017 as I never updated the 2016 enough. I'll continue updating this one for 2017 too - as always, beginning of the year is full motivation! I'm going to try something new this year and decide on the books I want to read in advance for the month and hopefully tackle books from the two lists I'm slowly making my way through: Rory Gilmore and 1001 Books. January Books will hopefully be: 1. Knots and Crossed - Ian Rankin (finished) 2. The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon (Rory Gilmore + 1001 Books) 3. The Godfather - Mario Puzo (1001 Books) 4. Making It Up As I Go Along - Marian Keyes (Kindle)
  8. Rainbow Rowell

    I finished Fangirl over the weekend, such a lovely read. Even though I can't say I got too invested in the fan fiction appearing in the book, as someone who reads a lot of fan fiction, it's nice to read a book that puts it at the centre and doesn't mock it.
  9. Your Book Activity - November 2016

    I finished Fangirl and I'm now reading 1984. I have a vague recollection of reading it before many years ago but I'm not certain so I've had it on my TBR list for a long time. I'm really enjoying it so far.
  10. Your Book Activity - October 2016

    That was a very ambitious plan Enjoy your new books! I enjoyed Eleanor & Park, it was sweet I didn't even realise it was the same author until after I started the book. I'm thinking of getting a Paperwhite, I have a very old version of Kindle. Not that it's not working...but Paperwhite looks great! --- I started listening to American Psycho yesterday while I was doing things around the house, I'm now about 5 hours in.
  11. Your Book Activity - October 2016

    I'm reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, I wanted an easy read; also not often fan fiction appears in a novel at the centre of it.
  12. Interesting! I just felt at times I wanted the plot to move along a bit; maybe at some point I'll give the other published version a try, see if I get the same feeling.
  13. I read it many, many years ago so can't remember it very well, but I do remember enjoying Diary of a Short-Sighted Adolescent (I should probably give it a re-read). I had a teacher who loved Eliade so thankfully in school it was great studying the mandatory reads.
  14. Hayley's 2016 Reading

    The Girl in the Photograph sounds interesting, it's now added to my TBR list!