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Child of Fortune | Yuko Tsushima
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#nofemmeber #theharshestlight
On my browsing around waterstones my eye was drawn to this incredible cover- definitely a blinding light and i was also struck by what an interesting looking story it appeared to be, definitely another on my tbr and bizarrely both books ive just posted are not referenced yet on litsy.

Billypar I don't read books because of covers but they do play a role in exactly the way you describe- a good one like this begs you to pick it up, and then you read the back, flip through it, and sometimes that closes the deal 😀 4y
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Sometimes #theharshestlight is All the Light We Cannot See.

This has been on my TBR for far too long. I swore 2018 was the year I would finally read it because it‘s one of my prompts for #pop18. I‘ve got a month to go. 😂🤞🏻


GatheringBooks definitely a worthy read. my book club discussed this two years back i think when it first came out. :) 4y
DivineDiana Beautiful writing! A favorite! 4y
Billypar It's weird- there are some books like this one that I see everywhere, but it never occurs to me to actually pick up and read. Like I figure one day they will just pop into my hand sporadically 🤷 4y
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Jilly6183 It's excellent 4y
kstadt929 This is one of my all-time favorites!!!! 😍 4y
Jason7 This is a good one, especially on audio. Really liked the narrator. 4y
britt_brooke I almost chose this for today‘s prompt! I loved this book. The descriptions are so beautiful. 4y
RadicalReader @Reviewsbylola wonderful little painted doggy 4y
Cinfhen I really loved this book but @BarbaraBB just read it and wasn‘t too impressed😢I think you might end up on #teamBarbara 4y
BarbaraBB #pop18 was the reason for me too to finally read it. And as @Cinfhen says, I was a bit disappointed. Looking forward to what you think! 4y
Megabooks I keep putting this off too! 4y
Flaneurette I am a huge fan of Doerr, Memory Wall and The Shell Collector are fanfrickentastic, that being said I avoided this one for a long time bc historical fiction is not my thing and I was also underwhelmed with this one. Having trouble pinpointing exactly what it was but it seems too calculated, like he said to himself, I‘m gonna write this heartfelt ww2 thing w these lovable quirky kids and it‘ll sell like hotcakes. Lovely descriptions though 4y
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Billypar Oh my- a sampling of some very harsh lights! 😲🙈 4y
Cinfhen I‘ve already stacked this book but now I WANT to read it immediately!!! Sounds great 4y
Cinfhen Yes @Billypar haunting images 😬🥺 4y
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Dry: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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DAY 29: Often memoirs shine #theharshestlight on oneself. This memoir of getting sober is one of my favorites. I know Burroughs is a polarizing author, but I love him. He ignited my love for the genre back when I first became a reader.

This, and similar books, resonate because of my dad‘s alcoholism. He‘s 14 or 15 years sober now and I‘m so proud of him. 🧡


Cinfhen You know I REALLY disliked my only read by AB but I do admire his willingness to be so open about his upbringing, addictions and ultimate recovery. And how awesome of your dad to change his life around 💙🙌🏻 4y
jdiehr Definitely not a fan, but I can appreciate your review! Happy to hear about your dad 🙂 4y
britt_brooke @jdiehr Thank you! 🥰 4y
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen Oh, I know! 😆 And Thank you, my dad is pretty awesome. 💚 4y
Billypar Hmm- never read AB. I didn't like the Running with Scissors movie, but I'm sure the book is much better. Congrats to your dad: that's a great accomplishment! 4y
Leftcoastzen Love AB ,love Dry, @Billypar In my opinion,the book is MUCH better. 4y
britt_brooke @Billypar I agree with @Leftcoastzen - the book is much better. I didn‘t care for the movie. 4y
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Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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#theharshestlight #NoFemmeber
I would love to see the northern lights 😁

Cinfhen Me too!!! #BucketList 4y
jenniferajanes Me too! Definitely #bucketlist 4y
Cathythoughts I would love to see them too 💙💚💚 4y
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LeeRHarry I was lucky enough to see them in far north Finland earlier this year - truly amazing #tripofalifetime 😊 4y
SassyBrit Loved the books! Now I need to re-read them! 4y
TrishB @LeeRHarry how wonderful 💕 very jealous! 4y
TrishB @SassyBrit they are great reads 👍🏻 4y
Cinfhen That‘s amazing @LeeRHarry can u share a photo??? Please 💕 4y
SassyBrit Oooh 😮 is like to see one too! 4y
Billypar I'm curious about this Pullman photo: I can't tell if he's praying, trying to compose his thoughts, or about to raise his arms and conduct a symphony 🤔 4y
LeahBergen I love the Northern Lights. I get to see them every so often here in Canada (even though I live in a big city). I‘ve seen them more often when I‘ve been in rural areas. 4y
jenniferajanes @TrishB Yes! 💕 4y
TrishB @Billypar I always think that when I see it! My son brought me an author set of photos a couple of years ago from Edinburgh - they‘re all pretty cool 😁 4y
TrishB @LeahBergen you lucky lady 😘 4y
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Cinfhen Coffee to chase the mirror down - interesting lyrics 😆 4y
EadieB @Cinfhen I think it means she is getting a good look at herself and maybe she doesn‘t like what she sees. 4y
Cinfhen Yes , But that would be wine I need not coffee 😂😂😂 (edited) 4y
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EadieB @Cinfhen Must be her first cup of the day and the she will do a wine chaser! 4y
Cinfhen Haha☕️🍹🍸🍷the progression 4y
Billypar I'd probably step back into the shade and keep drinking the wine 😂 @Cinfhen 4y
EadieB @Billypar That would be a good solution! 4y
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#TheHarshestLight-bulb should have gone up in my head when I made soap on Tuesday.

I know how to do it and still made a mistake after pouring the soap into the molds. And then I put the pre-cleaned molds into the dishwasher to give them a thorough clean. 🙈

The first mistake is no biggie, means waiting two extra weeks before the soap is ready for use. The second mistake though, I guess I can throw the molds out.

#NoFemmeber @Billypar @Cinfhen

Dolly Oh dear. One time I whipped huge amounts of air into a reconstituted batch. I ended up with many many bars of styrofoam-like purple soap 😂 4y
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julesG @Dolly that could be cool, too. I think I need to try that next. 4y
Craftylikefox Oh no! I am trying out some silicone molds for my lotion bars this year. 4y
julesG @Craftylikefox The silicone molds that I used for the lotion bars came out fine. I'll try heating the plastic molds in the oven and then twist them back into shape. I might safe them this way. 4y
Craftylikefox Ooo that‘s a good idea! I hope it works out! 🤞 4y
Billypar I never read Fight Club, but it would be nice if it included some instructions at the end for making your own soap (provided it allowed for some ingredient substitutions 😁). 4y
julesG @Billypar 😂😂😂😂 the most funny part of this, before opening Litsy I just added Fight Club to my TBR. Should you want pointers as to how to make soap, let me know. 😉 4y
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The Royal We | Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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Bex Porter finds herself in #TheHarshestLight as she navigates her relationship with Prince Nicholas of Great Britain. #NoFemmeber

Billypar Good one! The tabloid press does tend to shine a harsh light on their subjects 📸🇬🇧 4y
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Daft Punk dancing naked on Mars while Adam Ant plays guitar and the earth explodes.
#NoFemmeber @Cinfhen @Billypar

Cathythoughts As you do ... 😂 4y
TrishB Couldn‘t have a better start to the day 😁 4y
Cinfhen Better than dancing Moomins 😂😂😉😘 4y
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rockpools And Morris dancing at that! What more could you ask?! 4y
Ms_T Random! 😂 4y
julesG 😂😂😂 4y
erzascarletbookgasm What? 😄 4y
DivineDiana 😮😳🤪 4y
Billypar I mean, I think we've all had the Daft Punk dancing naked on Mars while the Earth explodes dream. It's just Keith Richards on guitar in mine 😋 4y
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#TheHarshestLight can dazzle, so a book on WWII dazzle ships - ships painted with patterns as 'camouflage' to make it harder to judge their distance, direction of travel etc. This book was written by the curator of paintings at the National Maritime Museum -sounds like it's highly illustrated.

#nofemmeber @Cinfhen @Billypar

TrishB Dazzle ships is also the title of an OMD album 😁 4y
Cinfhen The cover alone is awesome 💙💙💙 4y
rockpools @TrishB 😁 I guess there must be a Liverpool connection to Dazzle ships then? (Not expecting an answer to that! Can't be bothered to find out myself!!) I saw the Peter Blake-painted ferry when I was up a couple of years ago 😍 https://www.biennial.com/dazzleferry 4y
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rockpools @Cinfhen I know! I seem to be choosing books entirely for their covers right now 😁 4y
TrishB I‘m guessing maybe they were painted here- but I‘ve never looked it up either! 4y
Billypar Never heard of this! I feel like 'dazzle' isn't a word you hear in military contexts much 😀 4y
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