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Only enjoyed one of these short stories, I'm afraid.

I had to swap my bookmark over yesterday - I 💗 seeing the little face poking out!

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Bronte_Chintz @TrishB @Velvetfur

Velvetfur Hmmm, I haven't heard of this one, sounds interesting! Sorry to hear that you didn't like all of the stories though x 2d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Short stories are like that! 👏🏻♥️📚 2d
Cinfhen I‘m not a big fan of short story collections either. At least you tried❤️ 2d
TrishB It looks very cute! 2d
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Next book is Sherry Thomas arc's of the up-coming Lady Sherlock #4. Next #booked2019 is #bookgiftedtoyou #bookedsummer

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Hope you like this one more than I did 🙈😬 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Very summery graphic! 🏖 2d
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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What a fun ride! I loved reading this classic detective story- it had everything you'd expect from a great whodunit, and I totally didn't see the ending coming.
Thank you Michelle!
#booked2019 #bookgiftedtoyou

rubyslippersreads Great cover! 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage What a fun cover—great review! 👏🏻👏🏻 6d
MaleficentBookDragon You're welcome. I 💜 old Christie paperbacks. 6d
Cinfhen What stunning cover art ❤️ 6d
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So I liked this book, but I wouldn‘t say I LOVED it. While I liked the concept of the dual-memoir, Karen‘s sections were much stronger than Georgia‘s (since Karen is an experience TV writer and Georgia is a blogger). They made me laugh and cry, and briefly expanded on stories they‘ve told on the podcast. A solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me. #SSDGM, Littens.
📷: My husband letting me know my copies came since I was trapped at an oil change.

gradcat Yaaasss! I love these two women...when I listen to “My Favorite Murder” I find myself doing that snarky kind of giggling that, if you do it in public, is not very nice! 😂♥️👍 3w
Hestapleton @gradcat I listen to MFM a lot at work and have to stifle so many giggles so my coworkers don‘t think I‘ve finally lost it lol 3w
gradcat They really are funny 😆! 3w
Cinfhen I keep seeing this book mentioned. Great review 6d
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@Cinfhen Thank you for sharing this deep, beautiful memoir with me! I appreciated Dani‘s introspection and struggle to find her place in the world after the life-upending news that she is not her beloved father‘s biological daughter.

I wish there had been more discussion about the ethics of 1960s sperm donation. Perhaps she and her biological father, a medical ethicist, will write about it later.

Highly recommend this #audiobook! 4.5⭐️

Megabooks @Cinfhen Do I need to do anything to return this to you? Thank you again!! 1mo
bookandbedandtea I just finished this yesterday! I've been organizing my thoughts before posting about it. 1mo
Megabooks @bookandbedandtea It is a book that really makes you think. 1mo
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bookandbedandtea @Megabooks Absolutely! My family is into genealogy and we've had our DNA done so this topic interests me. Luckily we haven't had any surprises but I know people who have. 😯 I really felt for Dani. 1mo
Megabooks @bookandbedandtea We have a family Bible that traces back lineage on my dad‘s mother‘s side through the founding of the US. (John Hancock is a many generations removed uncle.) I haven‘t gotten my DNA done. I‘m still worried that privacy laws aren‘t where they should be, but my grandmother did hers shortly before her death, and we were surprised to find a small amount of Roma gypsy! 1mo
Dragon A friend of a friend found out her siblings were her cousins and her UK cousins were her siblings. No one knows why. 1mo
Megabooks @Dragon Wow! That‘s really interesting and must‘ve been very surprising to her. 1mo
Cinfhen Great review, Meg! I‘m happy I was able to share it with you. That‘s crazy @dragon 😱 1mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks! I‘m going to read her other books now. 👍🏻 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ve only read and LOVED 1mo
Cinfhen But parts of it are covered (again) in Inheritance. 🙄I still think it‘s worth listening too 1mo
Megabooks My library has this tagged one and didn‘t you say Devotion is on #hoopla? 1mo
Dragon Apparently, and there‘s no one alive to tell her the story. 1mo
Megabooks @Dragon Oh that‘s terrible. It must be very frustrating for her!! It‘s a strange world that we live in where a simple cheek swab can change an entire lifetime. (edited) 1mo
4thhouseontheleft DNA tests can uncover many surprises in families, but what they can‘t do is change the past and our memories. I‘m forever grateful for the technology as otherwise I may have never met my bio family. There was barely a paper trail, so all I had to go on was 🧬. ☺️ 4w
Cinfhen 100% 🧡 4w
Cinfhen I‘m pretty sure I listened to Devotion via Hoopla 4w
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen it was surprising but apparently it explained why she looked more like her “cousins “ than her “siblings “. The power of the cheek swab. 4w
Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft That‘s fantastic!! 😊😊👍🏻 4w
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Small Island: A Novel | Andrea Levy
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#Booked2019 #BookGiftedToYou I‘ve been dying to start this one .... here it goes .. I have a feeling I‘m going to love it 👍🏻♥️

Minervasbutler Loved it! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Minervasbutler well that‘s great to hear 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
jenniferw88 I think i would have enjoyed this more if it hadn't been a set text for uni! The bbc series has Benedict Cumberbatch in pre-Sherlock fame! 3mo
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jenniferw88 Ps happy birthday! 3mo
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 thankyou ♥️👍🏻 3mo
readordierachel Beautiful cover! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm This is such a gorgeous cover! 💙 3mo
jhod Happy birthday Cathy!! Sorry I'm late but something is on its way to you! Xx 3mo
Cathythoughts @readordierachel @erzascarletbookgasm I know 👍🏻♥️this cover is gorgeous 3mo
Cathythoughts @jhod oh Lord , you are very good. Thankyou 😘 3mo
Tamra I have this TBR too! 🤞🏾 3mo
Tamra Is it your Birthday??? 🎉🎉 I will wish you a Happy BOOKday then. 💚😆 3mo
ephemeralwaltz Happy birthday!!🎂🎉❤️ 3mo
batsy Lovely! That cover is amazing. 3mo
Nute Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day, Cathy.🎂🎉 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra the book is good .. happy Bookday it seems to be ! Thankyou Tamra XXX 3mo
youneverarrived Happy Birthday Cathy 🍷😘 Hope the book is as good as it sounds! Enjoy ♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived thankyou ! And yes the book is great ... reading it all day 👍🏻 3mo
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Thanks Helen , look forward to the books & ... you are killing me with this chocolate Salted Butterscotch & Maple Syrup ! Unreal ! Delicious 😋. All gone 😀. Thankyou X

squirrelbrain Happy Birthday! Have a lovely day! 😘🎉📚❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain thankyou so much 😘 3mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I‘m starting Small Island today ... very excited! It‘s going to be my #bookgiftedtoyou for #booked2019 from both you & @youneverarrived Really looking forward to 84 ... too 😘 3mo
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Birdsong28 Happy birthday! Hope you have a good day!! 😘📚📖 3mo
Cathythoughts @Birdsong28 Thankyou 😘 3mo
MaureenMc Happy birthday! 3mo
batsy Lovely bookish gifts from everyone! Charing Cross Road is brilliant ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc thankyou 😍😘 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy great to hear ! I‘m stuck into Small Island .... ♥️have you read it ? the characters, the history, The colonies... very good 3mo
batsy I haven't! And now I think I must 🙂 3mo
LeahBergen 84 Charing Cross Road!! 😍😍😍 One of my absolute favourites. 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen oh great to hear 💕💕💕 3mo
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Touched | A.J. Aalto
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Imagine coming home to this ... I‘m fairly blown away ... I will ofcorse wait till my birthday, my husband is looking at this & saying ... I‘m in competition now with your Litsy friends ....( he‘s joking , he thinks ye are great ) I see one from you @TrishB @squirrelbrain & an unknown Litten ... ye are too good , I feel like crying ...

squirrelbrain Oh no don‘t cry! 😁 We must have all gone to the Post Office on the same day...! If you want to open the box of mine you can - it‘s all wrapped up inside. 3mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain thanks so much .. I‘ve never received so many presents .. its a bit overwhelming- in the best way , thanks I might open your box so ( but not the presents ... super excited) truely grateful 😍😘 3mo
squirrelbrain Don‘t open the card either until your birthday, and even then probably after the pressies, as I think I waffled on about the pressies in the card 🤣😳😁 3mo
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain 😘😘😘😘 3mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived I think the unknown Litten is you Katie... can‘t wait to read that book , I‘m going to use it for Booked2019 summer #Bookgiftedtoyou 👍🏻♥️♥️ 3mo
TrishB Amazed it got there so quickly- posted Saturday morning! Hope you like them when you get there ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks Trish! I will wait till my birthday & I know I will like them 😍thankyou 3mo
youneverarrived It is 😁 that makes me happy you‘re using it for Booked2019 ♥️ I‘ll look forward to seeing what you think x 3mo
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The Fall of Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Yay! I actually got six prompts read this quarter for #booked2019! 😄

#FairyTaleRetelling: The Bear and the Nightingale
#NewToYouAuthor: Fox 8
#CliFi: The End We Start From
#Genrebusting: Friday Black
#BookGiftedToYou: The Fall of Hyperion
#PoCMCParanormal: Kindred

MelissaSue81 I loved Fox 8 so much! 3mo
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