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Sleeper's Castle
Sleeper's Castle | Barbara Erskine
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RedLeaves
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My tag line 😊 My job is quite stressful and today was an especially stressful day, I've kept myself going with the promise of an hours reading later, or the audio book if I'm flagging!

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RedLeaves
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I tend to have a physical book and an audio book on the go. Audio books usually listened to when I can't sleep. I'm listening a Barbara Erskine....also reading one of hers and finding it quite cosy despite the ghostly happenings. I need cosy at the moment, so another Erskine one it needed to be 😊

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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I‘ve struggled to read these past few weeks. I think getting married in 10 weeks (eek!) has stressed me out. So I bought myself this to help me escape. I love Barbara Erskine, reading her stuff is like putting on a comfy jumper. 😍

TrishB This is a good read 👍🏻 1y
Melissa_J I really liked this one. 1y
Caroline2 Oh I have this on my tbr shelf too! 👍🏻 and good luck with the wedding planning!!! Exciting!!! 👏🏻 👰🏻 1y
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Melissa_J
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I love dual-time narratives, especially those with a little bit of the supernatural, and Barbara Erskine is one of the best at writing them. This one alternates between present-day and early 15th century Wales, and is centered around a house that influences the dreams of its occupants. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jhullie I really liked this. I haven‘t enjoyed her recent books so much but this one is like her old style. 2y
Melissa_J @Jhullie I agree, her older books are my favourite and this one is much more reminiscent of them. I have similar feelings about Susanna Kearsley‘s books - have you read her? I loved her early books but have bailed on her two most recent ones. 2y
Andrew65 I love dual-time narratives too! 2y
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Melissa_J
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My daughter and I have returned from our downtown adventure, and I‘m once again all settled in with a book and a large cup of tea (Creamy Earl Grey - it‘s lovely). The freezing rain that has wrecked havoc in Southern Ontario this weekend has finally arrived in Ottawa, so I plan to do nothing but read the rest of the day.

This book is awesome. I feel like Barbara Erskine deserves more Litsy love. Who‘s with me?

Andrew65 One of my favourite authors, love all her books so agree totally! 2y
rabbitprincess I'm glad to hear you got home before the rain started! Considering working from home tomorrow to avoid the nasty-sounding commute. 2y
Melissa_J @rabbitprincess smart! I have a short commute but am still not looking forward to it 😬 Maybe it will switch over to just rain and won‘t be that bad 🤞🏻 2y
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Melissa_J @Andrew65 I knew I could count on you 😉 2y
Chellebearss Ugh, sorry you are getting it too. London area got it bad! 🙁 2y
TrishB Absolutely!! All her books are wonderful. She‘s another author I follow on fb. Very ordinary and down to earth. 2y
rubyslippersreads She's been on my TBR list for ages. 😊 2y
Ms.Story @TrishB I didn‘t realise she was on FB! 2y
Ms.Story One of my favourite books ☺️ I‘ve been reading Lady of Hay for ages but am enjoying it too! (edited) 2y
Melissa_J @Ms.Story I loved Lady of Hay and Kingdom of Shadows, but my all-time favourite is 2y
TrishB @Ms.Story yes - go follow her 😁 Lady of Hay is wonderful 👍🏻 2y
Melissa_J @TrishB can‘t wait for her new book in June! Mind you, I still have a couple in my TBR I haven‘t read yet. @Andrew65 2y
TrishB I have it on pre-order! She‘s one I usually read fairly soon after coming out. 2y
Melissa_J @TrishB what did you think of Time‘s Legacy and River of Destiny? Those are the two I still have to read. Oh, and House of Echoes. The only one I haven‘t liked is On the Edge of Darkness. 2y
TrishB Loved all of them! River of Destiny I think was probably my favourite. 2y
Andrew65 @Melissa_J @Ms.Story I would agree totally I adored Lady of Hay, absolutely loved Kingdom of Shadows but Child Of The Phoenix just had it for me! These are three of my favourite books by any authors but all Chunksters! 2y
Andrew65 @Melissa_J @TrishB I deliberately haven‘t read all her books as I always want some to look forward to! 😂 2y
Andrew65 @Melissa_J On the Edge Of Darkness has a very different feel to her other books, aspects that I loved about it but also one or two things that put me off it. I loved House Of Echoes and if I remember correctly was the first of hers I read. 2y
Andrew65 You‘ve reminded me that it is about time I got to another of her books. 2y
TrishB @Andrew65 I‘m just not that controlled!! 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve not read one of her books for years but this one has been on my radar. 👍🏻 2y
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Melissa_J
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My daughter and I have left the suburbs and are enjoying a girls weekend downtown in honour of her birthday next week. We shopped all afternoon and are now back in our hotel room eating some dinner (my daughter surprisingly didn‘t want to eat out, so we picked something up and brought it back with us). Our view is of Canada‘s Parliament buildings 😊

JacqMac Have fun! 2y
Andrew65 Have a great weekend. 😊 2y
Beckys_Books Sounds fun! 2y
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TrishB Sounds fab 👍🏻 2y
Alfoster Enjoy!👏👏👏 2y
JoScho Sounds lovely! Enjoy ❤️ 2y
Jabberwocky Gorgeous! 2y
Reviewsbylola Sounds like a fun weekend! Enjoy! 2y
CarolynM Your window looks like a painting on the wall! Enjoy your weekend 2y
Dragon Lovely view. Ottawa is so historic. Have fun! 2y
LeahBergen Oh, that sounds like so much fun! ❤️❤️ How old is she going to be? 2y
Melissa_J @CarolynM ha ha! I didn‘t realize until I read your comment but you are totally right! It does look like a painting. 2y
Melissa_J @LeahBergen She‘s turning 12! 2y
LeahBergen Twelve! The last “pre-teen” year! 😫 2y
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Melissa_J
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So I read one chapter of Ready Player One and immediately knew that it wasn‘t, in fact, what I‘m in the mood to read right now. I‘ve turned my attention back to this Barbara Erskine book and am finally settled and ready to read, complete with my #schnauzeroflitsy firmly planted on my lap.

tammysue 💕🐶 2y
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Bkwurm
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I liked the concept of this book, but the characters were frustrating. Especially as the story progressed all the female characters got more and more maddeningly irrational, and all the surrounding characters threw up their hands in this "oh well, what can you do?" kind of way. I did finish the book because the story itself was compelling, I just wish the characters had been more likable.

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Melissa_J
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It‘s time for #bedandabook 🌙✨ Not sure how long I‘ll be able to keep my eyes open, but here is my before bed book. Any other Barbara Erskine fans out there (other than @Andrew65 😉)? Her books are fabulous!

Andrew65 You know me so well! 😂😂😂 2y
TrishB Me 😁😁 loved this one 👍🏻 2y
Melissa_J @TrishB I had a feeling that you would be a fan 😊 2y
TrishB Lady of Hay will always be a favourite of mine. I‘ve loved all her books, but that one was awesome. 2y
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Ms.Story
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Historical fiction + a bit of suspense = 👌🏻 Favourite read of 2017 thus far ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Melissa_J I'm happy to see your rating. I love Erskine's books but haven't read this one yet. 3y
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Arbol
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This is our bed, or bower as I've taken to calling it. I love being surrounded by books even as I sleep.

LiteraryinLititz That's awesome! 3y
diovival 💜💛💚💙💖❣ 3y
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Jhullie
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My November books, so many good ones but I would have to say Sleeper's Castle is my #bestofnovember read.
#photoadaynov16 #day30

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Jhullie
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I can't tell you how much I loved this book. Barbara is back at her finest and it was totally compelling. I haven't been overly enthusiastic about her last couple of novels but this one is beyond exceptional. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Jhullie
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So close to finishing but had to leave it and come to work! Biggest annoyance ever, the need to earn a living!

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Jhullie
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My October books. Finished 1, halfway through 1 and almost finished 1.

SaturnDoo Wtg 🖒🖒🖒 3y
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Jhullie
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It's the 31st here in Brisbane, Australia so...Happy Halloween 👻💀🎃

moranadatter Happy Halloween to you too! 🎃 3y
InLibrisVeritas Happy Halloween! 3y
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Jhullie
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A man after my own heart 💙📘❤️📕💚📗

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Jhullie
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This is my beautiful Tonks, (yes, named after Nymphadora Tonks of HP fame) watching me read. #caturday

Tanzy13 💟🐱 3y
Suzze I love her! 💕💕💕💕 3y
Eyelit 😻 that face! 3y
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Jhullie
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Saturday relaxation after a hectic week at work! 💚📗💙📘❤️📕💛📔

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Jhullie
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What time is it? It's reading time!
💙📘💚📗❤️📕

Trav We sell those clocks at work. They're great! 3y
Jhullie @Trav I love mine. My sister gave it to me a few years ago and it always sits on my bookshelf. 3y
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Jhullie
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It's been very hard to find some 'me' time this month. Reading hours have been few and far between with the craziness of work. But I am loving this latest missive from Barbara.

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Jhullie
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Another @DeweysReadathon is done and dusted. Not a particularly successful one for me coming on the heels of Diner en Blanc Brisbane but I gave it my best shot. Congrats to all the Readathoners who achieved their goals ❤️📕💙📘💚📗

OceanCityMama Congrats to you! Participation is fun no matter how you do it. ❤️🎉 3y
SaturnDoo Wtg!!! I agree...any participation is an accomplishment ☺ 3y
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Jhullie
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MidnightBookGirl Creepy Cake Bar? I need that in my life! 3y
Jhullie @MidnightBookGirl it's delicious, toffee cream and coated in chocolate. Perfect for reading alone - no sharing! 3y
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Jhullie
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Tonks is doing her best to cheer me on #Readathon

Loreen Kitty cheers are the best. 😻😻😻 3y
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Jhullie
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Home from Diner em Blanc and straight into Readathon. My start time was 10pm so I'm a little late, but here I go!

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Jhullie
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5am alarm goes off, "I'll just read for a couple of minutes before I get up."....Suddenly it's an hour later and I am desperately late!

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Jhullie
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Reading in style! A little 'me' time after a frantic day.

coffeenebula 😍 So cozy! 3y
TrishB Gorgeous 😀 3y
Shortstack Love your peaceful sanctuary!! ❤️😍❤️😍❤️ 3y
acorter Amazing 3y
britt_brooke Lovely! 3y
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Jhullie
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Spent a few hours at the hospital with my 17 year old son today, he has glandular fever and his throat closed up. They got it under control and kept him there for 3 hours on a drip. He dozed off and I managed to read a few pages.

TrishB Hope he's ok. 3y
Kazen That must have been so scary for both him and you - I hope everyone is doing well. 3y
Jhullie Thank you @TrishB and @Kazen he is doing well now. 3y
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DGRachel Glad to hear he's doing better! 3y
Godmotherx5 What a scare. When exhaustion hits after that rush of fear, listen to your body. Rest...both of you. Virtual hugs to you. 💝 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hope he feels better soon! 3y
SaturnDoo So sorry to hear that...hope he gets well soom. 3y
Carol Thinking of you all! 💗💗 3y
Jhullie @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @SaturnDoo @Carol thank you. He was re-admitted in Monday and kept in overnight and is much better now. Still on bed rest but able to breathe and swallow again. 3y
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Jhullie
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Sunday morning cup of tea and reading in bed = Bliss 📖☕️

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Jhullie
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Loving this book. It feels more like her older books, I have missed that spine tingly feeling in her more recent books.

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Jhullie
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TGIF I have hot plans with a comfy chair, chai latte, pj's and this wonderful book tonight 📖📚💕

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Jhullie
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Trying to fit in some reading 'me' time in a particularly hectic week is proving problematic. 🙁

Shaunesay I see a lot of neat picture templates that incorporate a book cover, like you did here, is there an app that is popular for that? What is the little brand icon down in the bottom right corner? I hope you don't mind me asking! Thanks! 3y
Jhullie Hi @Shaunesay I don't mind at all. This app is called Photo Lab and I use it a lot 😀📸 3y
Shaunesay Thanks! I will have to check that out! 3y
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Jhullie
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I have a little collection of 'readers' who sit on my bookshelf and guard my books. Who else collects bookish ornaments?

rubyslippersreads Me! They'll have to pose for a photo. 😀 3y
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Jhullie
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Sitting at work, feeling blue because I can't read my book. Didn't stop me taking it out and snapping a pic though! 💙📖

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Jhullie
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Barbara's writing has gone back to her original style. Loving this one 💖

TrishB I really enjoyed this. Wanted to live in Sleeper's Castle 😀 3y
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Jhullie
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I bought this when it was released but wasn't a fan of her previous 2 books so waited to start it. I am finally in the mood to give it a try and it has already grabbed me.

margreads Barbara Erskine feels like an author I should love but I didn't enjoy the one book I read by her at all 3y
TrishB @margreads not sure which you've read, but she has written some lovely ones! 3y
Jhullie Don't get me wrong, I love all her other books but The Darkest Hour wasn't spooky at all and River of Destiny had too many timelines for me. 3y
margreads @trishb i read Lady of Hay 3y
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Jhullie
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Deciding on my next read!

MyBookSwapClub What are you in mood for? Can recommend a few ;-) 3y
Jhullie @MyBookSwapClub I have a few on my TBR. I'm thinking either Sleeper's Castle or Goodwood. 3y
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Lauramag
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I'm loving this book , and so glad I get to see Barbara Erskine on Tuesday for book talk .
Finished the book and it was very good, back to lady of hay now

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