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Thursday's Children: A Virago Modern Classic | Rumer Godden
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Doone Penny is a child with a gift - he was born to dance. But though others recognise his talent, there is little encouragement from his family. His mother preens over his pretty sister, Crystal, also a dancer, but fiercely competitive and vain. Doone's father would never allow a son of his to have ballet lessons, and his brothers think he's a sissy. But Doone has passion and ambition beyond his years, and knows he can succeed, if only he is given the chance. If he can make it into Queen's Chase, Her Majesty's Junior Ballet School, he'll show them all . ..
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1* “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." Diary of Anne Frank
2* This is not an emergency ?
3* Not all who wander are lost.
4* “How YOU doin?” Joey Tribbiani
5* ???? @Crazeedi

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

Velvetfur Haha, I agree with the Joey being the best catchphrase! 😂 4mo
LeeRHarry Hehe Joey 💕 4mo
Crazeedi Thanks for the 💗💗💗! 4mo
wanderinglynn Great answers, especially Q4! ❤️ Joey! Thanks for playing! 😀 4mo
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I know we look like dorks in this picture, but I don‘t care! I‘m leaving my dear fiancée @AJTimberlake love notes anywhere that I can. For Litsy I want you to know that I love your intellect, my darling. You are the smartest person that I know. You teach me so many new things and I think you‘re incredible ??

JennyM Oh you two are lovely 💕 13mo
AJTimberlake Awww I love you @chikin511 😘 13mo
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Love starting off a new book with a map, just gives context and a feel for the book straightaway and brings the book to life. Yet again with this series we have a map of one of London‘s hidden rivers. Despite living in London for the first 20 years of my life not heard of the River Walbrook. Although I lived in South London and this one is in the north. #MapsofLitsy

MicrobeMom Agreed! Love a book with a map!! 13mo
Andrew65 @MicrobeMom It just rounds off the book! 13mo
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Just about to start the tagged book reading with @Tove_Reads So will now have five books on the go!

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon 🎧
The Judas Strain by James Rollins : Group Read
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King : #KaTetBuddyRead
The Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan : #BOTMBuddyRead
Thursday‘s Child by Nicci French : #buddyread

Think I may be addicted 😂 What do you think?

Tove_Reads Why so few? 13mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads 😂😂😂 13mo
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On Saturday @Tove_Reads and I are starting an informal Buddy Read of Thursday‘s Child by Nicci French, which is book 4 in the Freida Klein series. All are welcome to join us. We will do a new post at the end of each day to discuss the section, the more the merrier. #ThursdaysChildBuddyRead

Tove_Reads Done for today! 13mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Already, I haven‘t even started. 😂 13mo
Tove_Reads I like this one a lot more than Wednesday. It‘s interesting to learn about her past from long ago. I also find it easier to follow because there are less side plots this time. Sandy moving to London took me by surprise. 13mo
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I‘ve now finished the section. Agree totally about initial impressions being better than the last book. It feels much freer flowing and easier and quicker to read, again helped by focusing on one plot. Surprised how quickly I read it. Sandy moving to London was a shock, but why a separate flat? You come back from America then live separately? Frieda‘s past rape was a surprise. 13mo
Andrew65 Any thoughts on Chloe and Jack? @Tove_Reads 13mo
Tove_Reads I think something will happen to C and J, pregnancy or something. It will be interesting to learn more about Frieda‘s past. It feels like the story is really moving forward by opening up her past to us readers. 13mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads It does feel like we will find out more about her past. Any thoughts what might happen to C and J? The mother won‘t be happy when she finds out especially when she finds out Frieda knew. 13mo
Tove_Reads Pregnancy, that‘s what I believe will happen. 13mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Fairly safe bet by the look of it! 13mo
Tove_Reads This is def my fave book this far! Shocker how she treats Sandy. Poor chap! Wow about her mother! So much information about her past that she seems like a totally different person. And the “suicide”. Things are really heating up, only bad things happening. 13mo
Andrew65 It feels a very different book to the others and has a much better flow and focus @Tove_Reads Breaking off with Sandy was a total shock, what was that all about! In the middle of a walk. You go and get the bus, I‘m walking home!!! 😳The suicide was another great shock. Surely it‘s murder! How long before Freida is blamed for this in the press. 13mo
Tove_Reads Nothing really happens and a lot really happens. Seems like some people know a lot more than they claim to remember about what happened 23 years ago. Quite a few peeps she talks to after all these years. What about her dad‘s suicide? And that Sarah‘s suicide? I doubt her dad was a victim, but I feel like the same man has indeed done it to more than two women. 13mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Yes think Sarah was a victim too. I‘m a bit suspicious about the head Teacher who was her form tutor. I do wonder what is behind her dad‘s suicide. Also what about that missing scarf? Where will that turn up. Will it end up being a murder weapon? So many questions and so many suspicious and guilty acting people. 13mo
Tove_Reads One of those towns with secrets after secrets... I don‘t wonder why Frieda left in the first place, but 16 is young... it‘s weird how people, for example, Sandy are mentioned briefly, something big happens, and then it‘s not really mentioned again. Frieda‘s family is the most dysfunctional ever. 13mo
Tove_Reads Done! 13mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads You‘re ahead of me, I got a bit behind on yesterday‘s section but still hop to finish tonight. 13mo
Tove_Reads Still not finished? You are on thin ice as it is... 13mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads No been a very difficult week at work so got behind on this one. 😔😡 13mo
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I am not a comic person so I can‘t really answer any of these question.

I will just let the folks who like comics know about the questions so they can join in the fun.

Thanks, @GarthRanzz

BookishMe Neither am I a fan of comics ;D 2y
SilversReviews @BookishMe 😍😍😍 2y
GarthRanzz Thanks for passing it along Elizabeth! 😊 2y
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1. I‘m just in #foreverforever right now. I‘ll be running #earthseedbuddyread for Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler. That‘ll start in June!

2. I tried that with my first marriage. Nope. Ultimately, this is me. But if you held a gun to my head and forced me to change, I‘d take my husband‘s last name.

3. My relationship to music is complicated right now. So .... I‘ve got nothing.

#trivialthursday @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz Thanks for participating Barbara! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I do love this song. But right now I can‘t properly appreciate this version. I have an issue with noise in my ears that makes music impossible to enjoy. I miss it terribly! 2y
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Love the graphic and the way you set up the questions.

1. I am not currently in a buddy or group read

2. I LOVE my name and wouldn‘t want to change it.

3. I also don‘t have a favorite song. LOL!!

ENJOY your day.

GarthRanzz Thanks for participating Elizabeth! 2y
SilversReviews @GarthRanzz I enjoyed it. Thanks. 2y
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Thanks for the tag, @Sarah83 😊

1. Goodreads, but I'd like to start a book journal
2. First person
3. Sleep, read, and visit the LibraryThing and GR Litsy groups
4. @UwannaPublishme @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DeborahSmall and anyone else who wants to play 😺


thereadingowlvina 💖 the owls!!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww thank you!!! 😘😘 2y
Sarah83 The owls 😍😍😍🦉🦉🦉 2y
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I‘m back to ballet classes this week, so digging through old pairs of ballet shoes and reading ballet books for inspiration.

angela_fi13 Great!!! Dance it‘s the best for the body and soul ❤️ 2y
KerriNTurner @angela_fi13 I agree completely! 2y
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A beautiful story about a boy and his passion for ballet. Godden writes in an unsentimental way about children's fierce desires and coming to terms with who you are. I'm not sure why but I was completely undone by it, ugly crying by the time I reached the end. #LetsDance #SeptemBowie @Marchpane @Cinfhen

shawnmooney Ooh I've never read her - this sounds right up my alley! Rumer has it she's great! 😂 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful ballet slippers 💕 2y
batsy @shawnmooney 😂😂 ok but it's a children's book, so fingers crossed!! 2y
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shawnmooney Oh, well on sober second thought... 😂 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts It's a lovely cover :) 2y
Marchpane Love Rumer Godden! I haven't heard of this one 😲 2y
Cinfhen 💞💞💞and what's your beef with children 's lit @shawnmooney ?!? 2y
shawnmooney @Cinfhen I'm allergic. 😂 2y
Cinfhen Sort of like my allergy to YA 🤧😷🤒🤢 @shawnmooney (edited) 2y
RachelO Sounds great! Yet another author that totally passed me by when I was small. 2y
twohectobooks This sounds awesome. 2y
batsy @RachelO Same! And sadly her books were not widely available here. 2y
AJTimberlake This is my favourite book in all the world 2y
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Late night children's book...

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