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Chrissyreadit
The Last Hours | Minette Walters
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1. My parents married one week after meeting in person.
I sang at Carnegie Hall, my favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla.
2. What The Dead leave behind, The Last Hours, The Cruel Prince
3. Belle, to discuss books.
Thanks for the tag @Butterfinger
Anyone else want to play? #litsylearn

Alora Hello! Thank you for playing 💜💜 17h
Alora That would be so cool to meet Belle! 😍📚 17h
Alora Is the lie that your favourite ice cream flavour is vanilla?! Ahhhh now I want ice cream even thought it‘s insanely cold! 🍦 Lol 17h
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Butterfinger I'm guessing vanilla is not your favorite flavor. 17h
Eggs I think I‘m exhausted or dyslexic—I read the first sentence as my parents married after meeting in “prison” 🤪😳🤣 16h
Chrissyreadit @Eggs 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 16h
Chrissyreadit @Butterfinger @Alora no vanilla for me! 16h
mabell 1. !!! 👏👏👏 15h
Avanders Crazy — my parents married 10 days after meeting!! 🤭🤭 14h
Chrissyreadit @Avanders That is crazy!!! I‘m not the only one!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 9h
Rina_Black @Avanders And I thought my parents were crazy, they married 5 months after meeting each other 😄 Now I see it's quite a long time. 4h
Chrissyreadit @Rina_Black 5 months was the slow track 😂🤣😂 2h
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Christinak
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“Oh, I can manage perfectly well,” she said, and brought the tray to the nearby #desk, nudging the small stack of leather books aside with one corner. “You must rest. #QuotsyJan20

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Panic70
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Mehso-so

American girl gets shipped off to an English boarding school. I feel like I should have enjoyed this book more. This will be another #readalsoin2020 I will forget entirely what this book is about soon. A secret society, mysterious messages from an anonymous “friend” and the disappearance or death of her father years earlier. This should have been a gloriously dark MG book. Still worth reading.

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veritysalter
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘m a big fan of Bill Bryson, I love his ability to notice the quirks of the British that we view as completely normal.

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Hooked_on_books
Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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I just looked back at my review and I forgot to mention the HUMOR in this book! It sneaks up on you and is alternately off-color and snarky. I was snorting my whole way through.

Also, I‘m using this for #ReadingEurope2020 #UK #England

(I gave the book to my aunt and we are headed to the airport, so here‘s a random picture of southern CA.)

TrishB I love the humour, one of my main reasons for loving Atkinson. 6d
vivastory I agree about the humor. Several points I literally loled, which is rare for me with a novel 6d
Librarybelle I still have to reread this for this weekend‘s buddy read. I forgot about the humor in this! @BarbaraBB - I think this book has been a favorite to use for the UK. 6d
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BarbaraBB Lol I know I used it for this prompt and I think many people did 😀 6d
Blaire Yes! The humor struck me as well. Some spot on funny observations. 6d
Hooked_on_books @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I have SO many books set in the UK, I actually wanted to be sure to read another country first, since this one‘s so easy. And I really feel like the four parts of the UK are really different from each other, so I plan to read one from each place. 6d
Hooked_on_books @vivastory It started for me with the inappropriate name of the missing cat and I laughed several times from there. I found myself reading funny parts out loud to others. And the whole relationship between Amelia and Julia was a riot. 6d
Librarybelle Awesome idea for UK! I too have so many books that fit the UK prompt that it‘s hard to choose which one. Haha! 5d
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dodgygothbint

"How many people [...] are ignorant of what they themselves contribute to beauty in their daily lives!"

I love the notion that just by being ourselves and living our lives we're adding to the beauty of the world.

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dodgygothbint
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Pickpick

I love the writing of Chiang Yee! A Chinese national who fled the wars in his homeland in the early 1930s, his 'Silent Traveller' books give his observations of life from the viewpoint of a foreigner. His prose is gentle and witty and full of the beauty and joy of nature and people, interspersed with his poems, drawings and paintings. I find Chiang's work really relaxing and uplifting to read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Tove_Reads
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I knew there had to be a reason for my sick leave (other than the inflammation). The postman just brought me all these books! OMG, he has no clue how happy he just made me! I only have about 800 unread physical books, and 1000 ebooks. = I was seriously running out of reading material! Photobombed by Mr Terrier, of course.

TheSpineView Love getting book mail! I also have the kind of TBR list and like you I just keep adding to it. 1w
Crazeedi Nice collection of books you got! Enjoy choosing what to read next🥰 1w
Suet624 So fun to get books no matter how many I have crammed in the closets, oven and dishwasher. 1w
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KerriNTurner
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Many of you are probably aware that Australia has been experiencing unprecedented bushfires and all the chaos that comes with it. On Twitter there is an Authors For Fireys auction, with all funds raised going to support our volunteer firefighters. I‘m running an auction on behalf of a group of authors who have donated 42 signed books (not all pictured). My Twitter is KerriNTurner - head on over if you‘d like to bid and help raise funds. Thanks! xo

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UnabridgedPod
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Pickpick

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place is the ninth novel in Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series. Flavia, for those unfamiliar with the series, is a twelve-year-old girl, a chemist, and an incredibly precocious investigator of murders. With her sisters Daphne and Ophelia, her loyal servant and companion Dogger--he served in WWII with Flavia's father, ending up with Mr. de Luce in a POW camp--⬇️

UnabridgedPod and an array of familiar, small town characters from her British village. In book 9, Flavia and her family are traveling and, as often happens, Flavia becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. As she navigates a cast of unfamiliar suspects, Flavia--as narrated by the fabulous Jayne Entwistle, deploys false humility and inner monologue with complete abandon. I love listening to these books SO much. ⬇️ 2w
UnabridgedPod This series is perfect for those who want to dip into a series with familiar characters but books that can stand alone (though of course I recommend listening to them in order!).⠀

Who are you favorite audiobook readers? What books are made better by the audiobook experience?
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