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My review of acofas will contain some spoilers so watch out if you haven't read it! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ i went in without expectations of a plot - being a novella, i thought it'd be more focused on tying up loose ends & setting the story for the continuation of the series. so the story itself didn't let me down - i liked the happiness, banter, rebuilding, reflections &dealing with mental health issues after the war.
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what i didn't like was the writing ๐Ÿ™ˆ it felt overdone & as though aspects of choice &strength were being shoved down my throat & told to me over and over, rather than subtly weaving those themes in throughout the story by showing them. this was done perfectly in acomaf, but i felt like acowar started the trend of forcing these themes upon readers, & it got to the point of annoyance in acofas. which is really disappointing because i've loved this series & agree with the feminist viewpoints & fierceness with which sjm usually writes.
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i feel like sjm is trying to deliver too much, too quickly. with tod, acowar, acofas, catwoman & koa all coming out within such a short time, she just has too much on her plate. i know i couldn't cope with the stress she'd be under from so many releases! i'd prefer the books to be spaced further apart, allowing her time to edit & produce better stories, rather than have them all released so quickly that the writing is compromised.
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i didn't think the pov voices were that unique or strong - nesta sounded like feyre, rhys was kind of boring (which shocked me cause he's always so sassy & crafty!), cassian was good but he sounded like a man written by a feminist female, not a feminst male character. mor could have had a stronger voice too, but i felt like the deliberately short sentences, internalisation & perspective was basically feyre as well. i don't mind switching between first & third person - outlander did this & it's engaging & different. but i do wish the writing changed more between povs.
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i loved the s**t scene! i do live for these ๐Ÿ˜‚ elain improved a lot & i really liked her. i enjoyed seeing more of illyria & the set up for mor's part in the next books (hopefully!) review cont in comments!

comment 2 star 2 1 minute ago

What's your favorite place to sit down and read?
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i like to read pretty much anywhere but mostly do it either outside on my balcony in the summer, or in bed. i've always dreamed of having this little corner with a comfy chair and a shelf right next to it though, and now i finally made that come true. had my eyes on this chair for a while and finally got it and i love it. it's quite big and so comfortable. perfect chair to get lost in with a good book.

comment 2 star 40 32 minutes ago

I have been mia from instagram for the last few days because of quite a few reasons.
first, my routine was upside down and i wasn't getting enough time to concentrate on reading or taking pictures. school and office timings change here during ramadan, and it takes a few days to make sense of the new timings.

then, we decided to go for umrah to makkah on the weekend, and honestly, taking pictures or checking on social media is the last thing you think of when you're there for so short a time!
i had decided to post something on sunday, but my daughter got really sick in makkah and the last two days were spent taking care of her while coming back to the unfamiliar routine.
so, that is the long story of my absence. what i didn't mention was that i feel so lazy and lethargic these days and i don't feel like reading anything except the quran. this tafseer or explanation of the holy quran is so interesting and in depth, that i wish i was capable of reading all 8 volumes!!!

comment 6 star 22 42 minutes ago

"special memories - so confusing. like photographs that don't really tell the whole truth, like photographs that can lie"
james patterson, "hide and seek"
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comment 0 star 5 45 minutes ago

How adorable is this??? regrann from @thehogsmeadereader - โ €โ†ก
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comment 1 star 18 58 minutes ago

I feel like i am reading a play and doing a performance not good at posing๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ but hey i am here to try new things here๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—-----------------------------------------_----------------- ๐Ÿ’ก question time! tell me what do you like doing on holidays? i love reading 10 books at the same time๐Ÿ˜‚ the usual as my everyday life...

comment 1 star 24 1 hour ago

Bulan puasa ini udah abis berapa buku?
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aku malah ngga mood baca apa-apa. ๐Ÿ˜‚ dari kemaren ambil buku, baca beberapa kalimat terus udah aja ditinggal.
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rasanya pengen lanjutin baca buku kedua lockwood aja. ๐Ÿ™ˆ *ini dikomporin dikit, aku langsung ke toko buku nih ntar beli seri lockwood sisaannya*

comment 7 star 38 1 hour ago

“happiness is a cup of coffee and a really good book.”

did you guys know that @bookishlyuk have a subscription? every month you receive a vintage paperback and some yummy ground coffee delivered to your door. and there’s also a subscription for all the tea lovers as well! i’ve been wanting to read the great gatsby so was super excited to see that it was the book i received. .

are you a tea or coffee drinker? i drink both at different times during the day. i usually start and end the day with tea, and then have coffee in the middle of the day. .
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via:@lifeandliterature
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comment 0 star 9 1 hour ago

Do you like these everyman's pocket classics ?
i was thrilled to start collecting these but at some point i lost the interest in having more, though i love the editions.
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on the reading front, i am loving 'the disreputable history of a frankie landau-banks' ๐Ÿ’“ it's a perfect example of ya doesn't have to be all awww moments yet can be fun to read !
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comment 0 star 19 1 hour ago

Simone vs the h**o sapien agenda || becky albertalli



qotd: have you bought a book because of a movie? which one?



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comment 4 star 62 1 hour ago

Official repost from: ๐Ÿ“ท @mythoughtsareabook ๐Ÿ’š
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ quote of the day ๐Ÿคฒ
aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. mary kay ash
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comment 1 star 205 1 hour ago

Boy has it been a while.. .
things are going a bit crazy workload regarding, i've been so focused on weddings and christenings and editing that i have not yet had time for personal photos.
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so here i am a few weeks back with cucko the cat and my dearest @evan_civas behind the camera ๐Ÿ’œ

comment 3 star 51 2 hours ago

Happy book birthday furyborn! such a great book, i recommend it. another series i want to recommend - the elemental trilogy. just based on the cover alone you guys should want to read it, but its also a wonderful story and probably one of the most romantic series i've read, sherry thomas is, after all, a romance author. โ €
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#booksandmayflowers - laurel - gloryโ €
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#maybookstagram18 - friends to lovers or enemies to lovers - enemies to loversโ €
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comment 0 star 27 2 hours ago

Don’t you guys agree that this paperback edition of south and west by joan didion is gorgeous๐Ÿ˜?!
#joandidion #southandwest

comment 2 star 142 2 hours ago

Tools of titans
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"life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘wow! what a ride!"
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