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kwmg40
Agency | William Gibson
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I loved The Peripheral for its imaginative ideas and this sequel explores them further. It feels very much like a “middle book“ but is a pick all the same.

This is my first book finished for the #AwesomeAugust readathon and my #2020 selection for the #192025 challenge. It's also my #DoubleSpin book for the month.
@Andrew65 @Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks

Librarybelle Woohoo! 3h
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jenniferw88
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Librarybelle Wow! This sounds like a harrowing experience! 18h
Cinfhen Sounds great!! 18h
Cortg Wow! This sounds like a tough, emotional read! 14h
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rockpools
The Rain | Virginia Bergin
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I *have* read books in the last 6 weeks, honest! Let‘s catch up with some reviews…

It‘s taken me 5 years, a pandemic & now officially a drought (so bizarre), but I finally got to The Rain. A lot of fun (in an everyone dies kind of way 🤔!). Teenage Ruby is in first-lust, and living in my hippy soggy old home town. Then the world changes. The virus is in the rain, and kills anyone who comes into contact with it… Or anyone who touches anyone…

rockpools Reading it now, the start was a little ewch (it was written in 2014) - no hugs, first attempts at isolation, and worse. But then it descended nicely into YA-Hot-Fuzz-Without-Zombies territory, and all got quite silly.

The familiar sites kept me very happy (I‘ve also spent ridiculous amounts of time in that Morrisons carpark!). Thank you @TrishB
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rockpools I think this was my very first Litsy swap. Sorry it‘s taken FOREVER to read. (But I do think I appreciate it more now 😘) 3d
rockpools And because I‘m SO good at starting things, I‘ll be using this to kick off #192025 #2014 @librarybelle and #Devon for #ReadAroundTheUK #BotherIveForgottenTheHashtag - help @jenniferw88 3d
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squirrelbrain This whole post made me 🤣! 3d
rockpools @squirrelbrain If you have any spare organisational skills, I could use them Helen! 3d
rockpools @jenniferw88 THANK YOU 😁 3d
squirrelbrain Ooh, do you need a spreadsheet? 💃 *excited dance* 3d
rockpools 🤔 Hot Fuzz didn‘t have Zombies in in the first place, did it?! Can someone please turn the heat down? 3d
TrishB 😂😂 every book has its day! I‘m glad it was (eventually) enjoyable. And yes, someone please turn the heat down. 3d
Librarybelle Woohoo! This post made me laugh!! 2d
eraderneely Is this the book the show is based on? Is the show based on a book? How could I watch an originally-a-book show WITHOUT READING FIRST? 2d
eraderneely 😂 in looking through the other posts for this book I realized I asked @TrishB this question 3 years ago! Brain completely gone at this point 2d
TrishB @eraderneely I‘d have probably still just answered! 2d
rockpools @eraderneely 😂 I think you can rest easy Emily - not 100% sure, but it doesn‘t look like the two are related. Just similar. Same concept- killer virus in rain, much unpleasant deathiness, teen mcs, - but different characters, plot and location. 2d
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Ann_Reads
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On the whole, I absolutely love this series by Tolkien. Considered individually, this is my least favorite out of the three books (or four, if one includes The Hobbit). Still, it is a wonderful conclusion to an epic tale and one of the most imaginative trilogies I have ever read. Although I have many favorite characters, in my estimation Sam is the hero of the story, although he'd never consider himself to be one.
#192025 #1955 @librarybelle

Ann_Reads I must give a round of applause to Andy Serkis for the absolutely amazing narration. Wow! Highly recommended. 👏 3d
Librarybelle High praise for an audio! Hooray! 3d
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AnneCecilie
Tokyo Express | Seicho Matsumoto
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A man and a woman is found dead in the beach. Cyanide. It‘s concluded to be a lover suicide. But one of the detectives on the case doesn‘t believe this. Why would the man have eaten alone, wouldn‘t a woman in love have accompanied him even if it‘s just for a tea? So the investigation begins.

1st book for #AwesomeAugust
#foodandlit #Japan
#1958 #192025

Librarybelle The photo on the cover is gorgeous! I like the subtlety of it 4d
BarbaraBB I have just bought this one too. 4d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3d
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kwmg40
Siddhartha | Hermann Hesse
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There are some beautiful passages in this story of a man's journey of spiritual discovery which spans his entire life.

This is my #1922 entry for the #192025 challenge. @Librarybelle

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Cathythoughts ♥️ 4d
Librarybelle On my to read list! 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3d
kwmg40 @Cathythoughts @Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks Thanks for stopping by. This book had sat on my shelves for about 15 years before I got around to reading it! 3d
kwmg40 @Cathythoughts @Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks Thanks for stopping by. This book had sat on my shelves for about 15 years before I got around to reading it! 3d
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Ann_Reads
Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Another beloved children's classic read for the #192025 challenge. This line made me smile: "If I can fool a bug," thought Charlotte, "I can surely fool a man. People are not as smart as bugs."
(Published #1952)
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Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ Wonderful choice! 5d
batsy This book 💔❤️ 5d
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