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Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth: A Novel | Ian McEwan
In this stunning new novel, Ian McEwans first female protagonist since Atonement is about to learn that espionage is the ultimate seduction.Cambridge student Serena Fromes beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5.The year is 1972.The Cold War is far from over.Englands legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government.The operation is code named Sweet Tooth.Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley.At first, she loves his stories.Then she begins to love the man.How long can she conceal her undercover life?To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage:trust no one.Once again, Ian McEwans mastery dazzles us in this superbly deft and witty story of betrayal and intrigue, love and the invented self.
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Tashreads
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Project TBR 2020. In an effort to decrease the massive number of my current TBR (450!) I‘ve decided to use my #goodreads want-to-read shelf and have a bit of fun with the numbers. ⁣

First up, these are the 5 oldest books on my TBR (added back in 2013) that I plan on reading next year. #babygotbacklist

BilboBookends Invisible Monsters 💚💚💚 1mo
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KarenUK
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#AyUpAugust
On this cover, Serena Frome, a young MI5 recruit in post Cold War England, is looking #overmyshoulder as she is being followed.
I loved this book, full of jittery atmosphere, sly manipulations, secrets and betrayals...This is such a book for readers, with McEwan‘s always beautiful prose, and the bookish Serena infiltrating a literary circle.
As I add to my McEwan Vintage cover collection, this may have to be next so I can re-read it!

Cinfhen Love the vibe coming off the book cover 5mo
squirrelbrain Sounds (and looks) amazing - stacked! ❤️ 5mo
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EmilieGR
Panpan

Very unlikely characters and unbelievable story

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Aimeesue
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Yes, I'm reading my signed copy. I *assume* that's his signature - I won a signed copy in a drawing from the publisher. Kinda looks like they had the mailroom guy scribble random words on the title page though. 😆
#AnglophilesAnonymous

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Dirowe

Not great

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Updrifting
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Was tagged by the industrious and #inspiring @TheReadingMermaid for this so I'm doing it:
1. My fave book is Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan because...because... ok there are too many reasons. Just go read it.
2. No. I fall in love with a new one every time I read.
3. Graceling. I am sick to death of man-bashing combat queens.
4. I reread old faves because it makes me feel centered and beats valium. 😂

#summerreading2018 #readingmatters #favoritebooks

TheReadingMermaid 😘🤗😘🤗 1y
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Ardachy
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A good read from one of my #favouriteauthors now #bookcrossing registered and released on a bench for someone else to read. The building is one of several Martello Towers situated on the #Suffolk coast.

TrishB Looks lovely 😁 2y
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Updrifting
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1. Reread of Sweet Tooth 'cause I like to have McEwan in my brain when I finish a manuscript.
2. Yep but staying home.
3. Jasmine.
4. Chocolate eggs!
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💛💛💛 2y
Jess7 Just a reminder @litsy will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 3 am to 11 am EST. Checkout @kgriffith for details about a chatroom on LT you can join during the downtime. 2y
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Leniverse
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Also from my Secret Santa @Izai.Amorim for the #wintersolsticebookexchange
A staggering amount of Christmas cookies I have never heard of, which is really exciting because this is one area where I am thoroughly Norwegian! We have 7 different types of cookies for Christmas and I love trying new types. Also there's some high quality marzipan there on the right, and that's one of my favourite things in the world. 😁

julesG I do have to admit, I'm glad I did not swamp you with Spekulatius and Lebkuchen then. I'm sure you'll like them. This looks like a Christmas care package from my grandmother, well-done @Izai.Amorim 2y
Izai.Amorim @Leniverse @julesG There are two other very German Christmas sweeties that you could try if you find them in the U.K.: Baumkuchen and Stollen. Both are kind of trick to ship in a box (Baumkuchen is large and Stollen is heavy) otherwise I would have added them. Guten Appetit! 2y
sisilia Lebkuchen!! 🤤 2y
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Leniverse @Izai.Amorim @julesG Stollen they have in the U.K. supermarkets. They're lovely! All citrus-y and full of rum (or at least rum flavour). Baumkuchen I'll have to look up. 2y
julesG I could send you some Baumkuchen, I'm off to get groceries and I hope they still have some. Lidl could have that, should you have a Lidl in your part of the UK (in London there are a few). 2y
julesG PS - Stollen should be buttery. 2y
Leniverse @julesG There's a small Lidl in my Welsh town, yes! I should probably look for a more genuine Stollen there as well. 😂 2y
julesG Fingers crossed. 2y
Avanders So fun!! 💖 2y
LeahBergen Ooooo! 😍 2y
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Marissa_Writes
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“Writers are said to have superstitions and little rituals. Readers have them too.” ― Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth
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Let's talk superstitions... do you have any?
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I don't really think I do... paraskevidekatriaphobia or Triskaidekaphobia is certainly not a fear for me
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Tell me your rational and irrational fears, phobias, and superstitions today

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bbackes
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Challenge | Day 14

After a bad experience with the author, this book surprised me. Not just for the plot, but for making me see some people who were in my life at the time (and even myself) and how the behaviors were similar to some characters.

#saltyreads or #booksthatleftbadtasteinyourmouth on #booksacrossoceans by @pri_bibliophile and @mellisarock

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MrsMalaprop
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#Riotgrams #Characterwhosharesyourname I've not come across too many characters who share my first name, but remembered this one I read a few years back. Like the 'Serena' in Sweet Tooth, I am most certainly "a compulsive reader of novels". And my name is spelt the same way. ?

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Lidia
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This is a great little #bookwithinabook about a girl that gets hired by MI5 to be a spy because she is such a bookworm and has to infiltrate the literary circles. How cool is that for a job! #ReadJanuary

LeahBergen Ooo! This would be a good one for #LitsyReadingChallenge #Setinthe1970s 👍🏼 3y
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Sweettartlaura
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Sweettartlaura
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#spynovel #photoadaynov16
Sneaking this in before the day is officially done.
I cannot do justice to how good this book is. So I present to you the blurb on the back. If you are interested in this even a scintilla, pick it up - you won't be disappointed!

ReadingEnvy I'm a sucker for secret agents. 3y
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TheBookDream
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Misplaced the Jackaby novel I was reading so I started this. Personally, I believe all books should have single quotation mark. British editions all the way!

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polvish
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in hebrew translation. Love serena!

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megt
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Survived my 1st big library sale! Ok not that big, but crowded! The friends of the library org in my town runs a used book store during reg library hours. It's always well stocked, but the room isn't really meant for more than 5 or 6 people browsing @ a time. Today there were 15-20 in there & you could barely move. I didn't get to look around much; it was getting claustrophobic. But mom & I did fit 13 books into 1 bag for $5! 👈My stack & mom's 👉

GinaAnderson I ❤️ Sweet Tooth. 3y
Kirstin Nice! Love those sales!😃 3y
Lacythebookworm What a bargain!! 3y
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PurpleyPumpkin Great stacks!📚📚📚 3y
DebinHawaii An excellent haul! 📚📚❤️ 3y
megt @GinaAnderson I'm looking forward to it! It's been ages since I read McEwan. 3y
megt @Kirstin @Lacythebookworm book sales are the best sales! 😃 3y
Jenni_Capps Awesome haul! Library sales are my favorite!! ❤️ 3y
megt @Jenni_Capps thanks! And they really are great! Awesome prices and it's always good to know the money is going back to the library to fund programs and such 😊 3y
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Joanneds
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Mehso-so

This book plods along, but truthfully I was a bit disappointed. I found the plot was slow and characters slight. It was okay.

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Amandajoy
Panpan

This was ok for the first two-thirds. The last third made me roll my eyes in annoyance, especially when I figured out the ending. Disappointed because I've loved other McEwan books, but this one was not for me.

Sydsavvy Agreed! 4y
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annmcgraw
Mehso-so

Trying to like this book as much as I do Antonement. Afraid it isn't happening

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Sweettartlaura
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Though Atonement is still my favorite McEwen book, this might be second. He makes it look soooo easy.

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Amandajoy
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I think this is appropriate.

anwade88 😂😂👏🏽 4y
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Amandajoy
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In the mood for a thriller. Hope it's a good one!

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Lidia
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Pickpick

Loved it! It kept me interested from beginning to end and I could easily identify with Serena and her passion for reading. Plus I loved the story within the story...

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Eastbriar
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A little Saturday afternoon reading and coffee. I love Ian McEwan...but I've also heard some mixed things about this one. Curious what I'll think of it.

LitHousewife I have this in audio because Juliet Stevenson narrates. I'll be curious what you think of it. 4y
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