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today’s edition of #matchingwithbooks ——————————————
thanks to one of the librarians i work with for lending me her personal copy of ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ since every library copy in the state is on hold till kingdom come. #illbegoneinthedark #goldenstatekiller #michellemcnamara

I may or may not have put on red lipstick just to match the book I’m starting. By that I mean, I did. Gotta do it for the ‘gram.
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I’ve heard mixed reviews about this book. The premise sounds fascinating to me: women have developed the power to electrocute people and subsequently seize control of society. Come on, that sounds badass. Plus, it won the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction and Margaret Atwood (my personal hero) liked it so I have to give it a shot. I actually like reading books that have mixed reviews because then I don’t go into it with my hopes up. I feel like it helps erase my expectations. When a book is really hyped up on bookstagram, I go into it thinking “this is going to be amazing!” and I wonder sometimes if that sways my opinion.
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Does anyone else feel that way about hyped up books? Also, have you read this?
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“If you're frightened of damaging yourself, you increase the risk of doing just that. Consider the tightrope walker. Do you think he spares any thought for falling while he's walking the rope? No, he accepts the risk, and enjoys the thrill of braving the danger. If you spend your whole life being careful not to break anything, you'll get terribly bored, you know...”
一 Mathias Malzieu (@mathiasdionysos); La Mécanique du cœur / The Boy with the Cuckoo-clock Heart
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Reading La Mécanique du cœur has been one of those times when you mournfully think: it's not you, darling, it's me. Albeit appreciative of its soft-spoken, lyrical writing wholly suitable for its themes of Passion that leaves the lover broken and still wanting; the first-person narrative of the book, with the main character's being starstruck in love and absence of any form of character development, is just not for me. It ineludibly reminded me of Romeo and Juliet, and just like in that case, I can't bring myself to cheer for a love that cuts so deep it pushes the parts involved to impulsiveness... and yet is based on such superficial foundations. If you're a romantic in the most sentimental sense, you'll probably find the read more moving than my rational heart ever could.
What I did appreciate was the locations: a snowflakes covered Edinburgh, a brightly coloured circus in Granada, the diversity in the streets of Paris.
After watching the animated movie adaptation I can add: kudos to the soundtrack, the talented voice actors and the colour palette which are very close to how I had imagined while reading the novel.

we have a hobbit hut in our garden and i had a bright idea to create a photo with my copy of “the hobbit” 🌿📚💚 the ‘no admittance...’ sign was hand carved by my husband! #matchingwithbooks

When you've made it halfway through your master's program and you're beyond exhausted but thrilled that for the next two weeks, you don't have to do any school in the evenings. And you still have a full time job but getting to do what you want at night and on the weekend feels like a glorious luxury. Helllooo puppy snuggles and my to-read stack that's been steadily piling up over the past few months. 😍 Also, I'm thoroughly enjoying this story of Danish friends as they move through the world (Berlin, Lisbon, Denmark, Italy, Mozambique and New York) and experience life (both together and apart). Translated from the Danish and published by the gorgeous @fitzcarraldoeditions.
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florals? for spring? groundbreaking. #matchingwithbooks #whatkjbisreading

#matchingwithbooks today, I guess 😎
Still getting into the groove with this one - I'm about 50 pages in and it's definitely a page-turner, but I don't quite care about the characters yet. Super interesting premise, though. Anyone else reading it right now? Would love to find someone to chat with about it.
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Definitely not really #matchingwithbooks but look at that cover!!

Flappers and Philosophers. #matchingwithbooks

Not #matchingwithbooks but v cozy

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