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The Binding
The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Kenyazero
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Love books about books, or dark reads with wildly unhealthy ways to deal with trauma? Then you might enjoy this one! The world building is excellent, and it was interesting seeing the dual timeline play out. Things were drawn out just a little too long and started to lose my interest toward the end. Warnings for suicide, sexual abuse, rape, and others. #LGBTQ

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SleeperShark
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Thank you Soubhi!! This smells wonderful and the book sounds so good!! The cover is beautiful 💜💛 can‘t wait to read it! I mailed something to you on 12-3 and I‘m hoping it‘s not lost!

#LitsyLove

Soubhiville Oh good, I‘m glad you like it 😊. The vendor calls it her Yule soap, it‘s supposed to be very relaxing. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville I wasn‘t sure if it was soap! It‘s so pretty that I hate to use it! I love it though!! ❤️ 10mo
tracey38 The soap looks so pretty! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 too pretty to use!! 10mo
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readingjedi
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Mehso-so

I had problems with this one. I love the moral ambiguity of binding and the concept of people's memories being trapped in books & it is fairly engaging & entertaining on a superficial level. BUT the writing is flabby, dialogue goes nowhere/is trite & repetitive, it needs a 100 page pruning, the pace is torturous, the plot dragged out to the point of breakdown. Worst of all, a trope I'm beginning to loathe .... continued in comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi Continued from above: ...why does the initial attraction between the 2 main characters have to be characterised with hate & violence? It's just toxic! They literally wanted to punch each other until the moment they got it on. 12mo
readingjedi I really don't think it's a helpful way to express latent/emerging homosexuality. 12mo
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readingjedi
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Starting this one tonight. Feeling a little melancholy, need a good read to lift me out of it.

RaeLovesToRead This book has beautiful covers 🥰 Hope you feel better soon 💙 12mo
SilverShanica Loved this one. Absolutely fantastic. 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m feeling that way too 😞 12mo
JohnLAndBenji We all feel down sometimes, myself included. I hope it passes. Feel better. 12mo
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The.Fantasy.Library
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A book about books and magic
M|M star crossed lovers in the late 19th century.
Memories
Historical fiction with a hint of Fantasy.

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"Which was worse? To feel nothing, or to grieve for something you no longer remembered?"

#thebinding
#historicalfiction
#fantasy
#lgbtq

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Monicad
The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Easy to read, engrossing, suspenseful, beautiful, twists 😁

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JaneyWaneyB
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Part 1: Hmmm, what's all this about then?
Part 2: Oh OK I like where this is heading
Part 3: A change of perspective, interesting.

Overall it was a good read once I got to Part 2 and it all started coming together as a story.

#WeekendReads #BookWorm #BookLover #Readers #BookNerd #InkDrinker #LibraryMouse #BookWitch #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #TheBinding #Fantasy #JustOneMoreChapter #HistoricalFiction #EasterWeekend #LLSS #LetMeRead

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JaneyWaneyB
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My favourite part of waking up early whilst visiting my parents is reading a few pages whilst this one snoozes by my feet 💖

#WeekendReads #WeekendAllBooked #SundayReadersClub #BookNerd #CutePupper #BookWorm #BookLover #InkDrinker #LibraryMouse #BookWitch #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #LazySundayMornings #DogsofLitsy

Megabooks Cutie!! 1y
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JaneyWaneyB
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My annual leave has started not back at work till the 12th April. Today I have started this one, I've been meaning to read it for a while, let's hope it is a good one. Thank you @Jari-chan for sending me this book 📖💖📚💌

#WeekendReads #WeekendAllBooked #BookWorm #BookLover #InkDrinker #LibraryMouse #BookWitch #BookNerd #EasterWeekend #LetMeRead #SpringReads #SpringSunshine #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #AnnualLeave #Spring

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 1y
Jari-chan Have fun reading it! 😊 1y
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Cazxxx
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Helen19
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All the reviews and quotes say how ‘spellbinding‘ and ‘magical‘ this book is, which it was but the magic was mostly used to control and manipulate people and I found it more sinister and sad than spellbinding. A good read though! #booked2021 Author‘s name begins with A/B/C

Cinfhen Nice review/ the cover sucked me in but I didn‘t care for the story ☹️ 2y
Cathythoughts I‘ve been drawn to this one because of the cover ... 2y
Helen19 @Cinfhen @Cathythoughts I did enjoy it but it wasn‘t what I was made to expect based on things I‘d read/the cover! 2y
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Helen19
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📖 forbidden
📖 sinister
📖 secretive
Thanks for the tag @Cupcake12
#3WordReviews @ShyBookOwl

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Emma_PK
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Firstly, this book is about books. And magic. And forbidden love. It has a wonderful triad structure which alters the viewpoint and carries on the story. The notion that stories come from people who have have them bound into books is so unique and really pulls you into the relationship of the central characters and how bindings have affected their lives and choices. A very memorable book.

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Moonprismpower
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OK I wouldn‘t necessarily recommend this only because it‘s vague and it‘s fantasy and ending and not everyone appreciates so much vagueness that you kind of feel gypped. But I really like the characters of Emmett and Lucian and I enjoyed the storyline. It‘s not so much a book about magic as it is about two people coming together despite the odds

JaneyWaneyB I love this picture 😍 I must read The Binding this year as I keep hearing such good things 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo!! 12mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk7 & my last for #FabulousFebruary is done. It was an intriguing book, it‘s a very similar style to Laura Purcell & Sarah Perry. They all have a very lyrical way of writing & all are either Edwardian or Victorian or earlier. And they have a very similar sense of despair. #ReadingWomensChallenge #QueerLoveStory #LitsyAtoZ2021 #LetterC #PennyPerPage #437c #Pop21 #Forgetting #PickYourPoison #NeedReading2021 #BookspinBingo #BooklistQueenChallenge

TheAromaofBooks Ack ANOTHER gorgeous edition!!! I don't know how you find so many!! 2y
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏🙌🙌 2y
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Lizpixie
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Winding down the last hours of #FabulousFebruary with this gorgeous signed edition of The Binding, a tale of magic books & their makers. A world where your bad memories can be taken from you and bound into a beautiful book that you never have to read or remember again. So far it‘s fabulous as well as being one of the prettiest on my TBR.

ScientistSam What a beautiful book! 2y
Lizpixie @TheAromaofBooks this is what it looks like under the dust jacket & inside!😍 2y
TheAromaofBooks I don't even know what this book is about and I want to own it!! 😂 2y
Andrew65 These look lovely. 2y
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erinreads
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It‘s true, you can use anything as a bookmark. 🤷🏼‍♀️😻

kspenmoll 😂😂😂😹 2y
Leftcoastzen 😻😂👍 2y
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Crazeedi Absolutely 😻 2y
Gissy ☺️😻❤️❤️❤️ 2y
maich 😂😂 2y
TNbookworm 😻 2y
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SkeletonKey
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Books about books. I love a good illustration. I‘m starting The Binding today.

Tianarose This looks very interesting. I recently read word by word by Kory Stamper. She is a lexicographer, and talks about all the ins and outs of writing dictionaries. It‘s fascinating! 2y
SkeletonKey @tianarose - That sounds good too! I can‘t put this book down this morning. It‘s fiction but sucks you in extremely well. 2y
Tianarose @SkeletonKey love books like that! 2y
SkeletonKey @Tianarose - Just realized it‘s not even morning anymore 😅 maybe I should put it down for a minute. 2y
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LapReader
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That fairy bread bar of chocolate disappeared before I even took the picture! Thankyou very much.

LapReader @Flingogal I thought I had posted this. Sorry. The silly season melts my brain. 2y
Flingogal Thanks for confirming you got it, I was really starting to worry that it had gone to the wrong place :) @bookish_wookish #jolabokaflod 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Yay! he Bear Hug chocolate looks really interesting. 2y
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charlotteamber
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When I first looked at this book, I made a snap judgement that it wasn‘t for me. I assumed it was going to be heavily historical and far from my usual choice. Oh. My. How wrong I was - this was such a beautiful book, story, journey... all about erasing memories and binding them in books. After the first 100 pages, I was totally invested. I‘m almost crying at how beautiful it was and I‘ll definitely re-read one day. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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TheEllieMo
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I enjoyed this tender love story set in a world where memories can be taken from you and held within a book.

#12Booksof2020
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks good. 2y
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JillR
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One of those books you start out a bit impatient with; the writing is good but you don‘t really get what‘s going on, there are well over 400 pages and you fear there‘s going to be a fantasy element and you don‘t like that. What a reading grump. Then it turns out it really is good; the sort of book that lurks in your mind throughout the day. Sinister and atmospheric, this really was well worth the initial effort!

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twinkletoes74
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I loved this book. Lots of twists and turns.

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Messiejessie
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Talk about a slow burn 🔥
For the first half I wondered if anything was actually going to happen in this book. But happen it did and before I knew it, it had evolved into a unique and beautiful love story that was hard to put down.
Even though I found the beginning a bit slow, the writing is beautiful throughout.

Mishu94 The start was so good, like piqued my curiosity, the second half was a slow burn! I really liked this read! 2y
Messiejessie Wow, that‘s interesting that we‘ve had the opposite experience. I didn‘t really get into it until part 2. 2y
Catherine_Willoughby @Messiejessie part 2 kept me listening. It was so slow at the start - close to giving up 2y
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Messiejessie
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I just love a rough cut edge 💗

lynneamch I saw a 1-star review on Amazon once, where the reviewer said she sent the book back twice because of the "faulty binding." LOL ? 2y
Messiejessie 😆 2y
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rachaich
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Wow! Very intricate plot which almost frustrated me st first. I liked the two characters even though Lucian infuriated me. Loved the mysterious atmosphere and the oddities.

Crazeedi Oooo this sounds interesting... 2y
rachaich It is!!! 2y
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rachaich
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That cover... Swoon!
My night shift companion this weekend. I'm rather absorbed in this creepy tale of book binding and secrets and families...

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rachaich
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Such a gorgeous cover, and the purple edging, swoon 😍😊☺
About to go to night shift so this is my companion!

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Mishu94
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For this partly because of the pretty cover! Hope I like it as much as I did the cover! 😁

Cathythoughts I love this cover ✨ 2y
Mishu94 @Cathythoughts it‘s really pretty! 😍 2y
Jess861 Honestly just stacked this book based on the cover, lol. 2y
Mishu94 @Jess861 hahah I got this just for the cover 😂 2y
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TheEllieMo
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I‘m a sucker for a pretty cover, and these are #3Books #IReadSolelyBasedOnTheirCovers because they‘re all so pretty!

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 💙 2y
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ReaderLiz
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This was a bit of a strange book. I like that it explored the mind, feelings and gay relationships. However, it was truly odd. My 13 year son also read this book and really enjoyed it. So I am going to give it a pick, as it led to some interesting chats with my son

BookwormM I enjoyed this one 2y
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Vee_Bookish
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This was such a hard book to pick a rating for - eventually I gave it 4/5. Its one story, but feels like 3. It's a historical fantasy, a mystery, a coming of age, a love story, and the writing completely captivated me.

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TheEllieMo
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Would you bind your memories into a book, or would you prefer them to be #Unforgettable?

#BoundTogetherJune
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
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thevagabondlawyer
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My 1st read in June 😊 Fantabulous! The BINDING is a reminder of why I love to read. It is an once transportive, atmospheric, heart-breaking and ultimalety triumphant - an affirmation of love in all its forms. A story full of passion, full of courage, and full hope to acknowledge that the human heart has reason, which reason itself does not know. When it comes to bravely imaginative fiction, Ms. Collins is nothing short of magnificent. 👏

Nute I just bought this book. Your heartfelt enthusiastic review confirms this purchase as a good decision!🙂 2y
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thevagabondlawyer
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I am loving this book so far 👏 #TheBinding #BridgetCollins

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jcalyn5
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This is the first book I‘ve actually bailed on. I‘ve forced my way through painfully bad writing out of stubbornness, but the one thing I can‘t handle is animal cruelty. Just over halfway through, there is a graphic and traumatizing scene of dog murder that made me wonder if the author is a sadist for writing it and also for tricking others into reading it.

The story itself was too slow and aimless to justify continuing after that.

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LaurenELovesToRead
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A historical fiction novel. A mystery novel. A fantasy novel. A romance novel. PERFECTION! I loved this book a lot, I could escape the real world and melt into it. The story is so well thought out and perfectly executed, I don‘t know what else to say other than this is a must read and a masterpiece... and yes you will cry.

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Debdeb
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I loved this different take on books ... the concept that people are bound to a book and they forget the memory that is ‘bound‘ in the book ... the down side is that books are considered bad as it‘s reading someone‘s personal and painful memory

ozma.of.oz That sounds fascinating! 2y
Redwritinghood You should try the audiobook. I‘m now forever in love with the voice actor. (edited) 2y
Debdeb @Redwritinghood who is the actor? Might see if they have done any other audiobooks 🙂 2y
Redwritinghood @Debdeb Carl Prekopp. Swoon-worthy in general. 2y
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Cathy_J
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I have to say this book was darker than i was expecting. It kept my attention throughout and brought up some interesting ideas to ponder. Can I give it an extra star for how beautiful it looks? 🤔😁

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I think so ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2y
tpixie Gorgeous! 💕📚💕 2y
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TrishB
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Can‘t believe I managed three books 😁enjoyed them all, despite all life does to throw the curve balls and disrupt my concentration.
#bookreport

BookishMe 💪🏽💪🏽Cheers for overcoming curveballs... Never easy but picking ourselves up is the only right? 2y
Cinfhen I‘m glad your reading mojo is coming back 😘 (edited) 2y
TrishB @BookishMe exactly! Coping with the ups and downs 😁 2y
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TrishB @Cinfhen I think I could describe it as irrational at the moment.... 2y
BarbaraBB Three books! I‘m happy you are back into reading 💚 2y
Centique You are a rockstar! 👩🏻‍🎤🙌 2y
Cathythoughts The Binding has such a beautiful cover ... ❤️ 2y
Balibee146 Nice one 👍💪💪 2y
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TrishB
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Despite books taking me three times my normal reading speed (at least) at the moment, I really enjoyed this gothic, historical fantasy! An interesting, entertaining read. Thanks Victoria 😘
Using for #gothic #jennyis30

Birdsong28 Glad you liked it 😘 and that it got you reading again. 📚📖 2y
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TrishB
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#litsymail made my day 😁
Thank you lovely friends, Victoria and Helen for your kind words and thoughtful gift.
I am now working at home for the foreseeable future and my daughter is now back from uni, so it‘s been a very good day today. Thank you 😘😘

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 wonderful news 3y
Birdsong28 Glad to hear you liked your present 😘❤️ Glad it has brightened your day 💕📚📖 3y
squirrelbrain Glad to hear you‘ve had a better day today.... long may it continue! 😘 3y
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Cathythoughts Well that makes all the difference X ❤️ 3y
TrishB @Cinfhen such a relief! 😘 3y
TrishB @Birdsong28 @squirrelbrain thank you lovely friends 😘 3y
TrishB @Cathythoughts it definitely does 😘♥️ 3y
Kalalalatja Glad to hear you have had a good day! We need those at times like these ❤️ 3y
BarbaraBB Glad to hear your daughter made it home and you are together now! 3y
TrishB @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB thank you 😘 my kids like to be organised, so we all have allocated places to work, a rota for meal making and taking the dog out! 3y
BarbaraBB That‘s the way to do it I think. My kids are spread out on the couch all day with their iPhones and Netflix 😩 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Yay! Glad she‘s home! 3y
Caroline2 That‘s good news Trish. 👍 3y
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TheEllieMo
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A good start to my reading year, 14 books in January, including three 5-star reads: The Binding by Bridget Collins, Me by Elton John, and Braised Pork by An Yu.

#JanuaryStats @Eggs

#JanuaryFinale @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go 🙌🏻🎊📚🎉 3y
jillrhudy I also read 14 (unless I get another one in tonight!) 3y
Eggs 👏🏻📚👏🏻📚👏🏻 3y
OriginalCyn620 Impressive! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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veritysalter
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No where is safe! I shouldn‘t be left unattended at the supermarket. I only went for potatoes 🥔🥔🥔🥔

Sleepswithbooks 😂😂I love the supermarket!! I always leave with new discoveries. 3y
ljuliel Did you remember the potatoes 🥔? 3y
Crazeedi Things like this happen, it's really weird!!😜😉❤️ 3y
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veritysalter @ljuliel I did although it‘s not uncommon for me to forget to buy what I went for! 3y
ljuliel I do that sometimes if I don‘t make a list and I only need 1 or 2 things. I get in the store and just go blank. I usually find something else to buy, though. 3y
hes7 😂😂 Happens to me all the time! 3y
Suet624 Nice job! 3y
kezzlou85 The binding is really good and Tesco is terrible for having so many books. 3y
veritysalter It‘s only a Tesco Local @kezzlou85 so I managed to control myself (just). 😂 3y
kezzlou85 @veritysalter oh that was lucky. Ours is a massive one. I try and avoid the aisle altogether. 3y
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TheEllieMo
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My first 5⭐️ read of the year. I was completely drawn into this gothic fantasy story of people being able to free themselves of bad memories by having them bound into a book, and the implications of its misuse by the unscrupulous, with a tender love story woven in.

#CoverCrush #Booked2020 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

#CoffeeAndAGoodBook #BoughtBecauseOfTheCover

#ModernMrsDarcy #RecommendedByASourceYouTrust

Cinfhen This cover is gorgeous 😍 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Perfect pick for the cover-related prompts. It‘s so lovely! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover!! 3y
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