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#MOvember #Revolver James Bond , book 13 , by Ian Fleming 👍🏻❤️

Cinfhen My hubs loves this franchise/ although I don‘t think he‘s ever read any of the novels 😆 12h
Cathythoughts @cinfhen I‘ve never read any either ... but James Bond is such a memorable character from all the movies 12h
erzascarletbookgasm Roger Moore was great in the film but my favourite Bond is still Sean Connery 😊. 11h
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm absolutely!! Sean Connery👍🏻❤️ 11h
batsy Nice pick! 10h
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! 🤣🤸‍♀️ 6h
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Forever and a Day | Anthony Horowitz
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There are two good things about this book, saving it from a pan. The first good thing is the opening chapter, which is twisty and surprising. The second good thing is the Sixtine character, who holds the upper hand over Bond at all times. I'd read her book series; someone write that.

The rest of the novel is ridiculous. The plot is eye rolling. There are two villains (why?), one of which is reduced to a fat joke. Disappointing.

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This book gave me great tips as to how to shake surveillance, develop an alias, and burn documents if needed. I thought the training in the CIA was so interesting and her humanity and portfolio of work was something to be deeply respected. I‘d love to travel the world as Fox did and enjoyed many parts of reading about her life, but couldn‘t connect with other portions.

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Another Saturday, another book report. I read Human Voices ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, 150 pages of Our Mutual Friend #chunkster and finished listening to my Harry Potter audiobook, such a good comfort read/listen.
Dad finished Double Cross which he loved - he‘s also read Agent Zigzag by this author and loved it too.
Son and I started The Amber Spyglass as a read aloud.
Gratuitous picture of Dad‘s cats Casey and Charley who read nothing this week.

batsy They seem pretty smug for cats who have read nothing this week! 😆😻 5d
Centique @batsy exactly! 😂😂 5d
Slajaunie 💙📖🐾 5d
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erzascarletbookgasm 😆 love your book report! 5d
Cinfhen A+ #BookReport and extra credit for Charlie & Casey 😻 5d
Cinfhen Hahahaha @batsy it‘s so true 5d
Reggie Lol, those bums!!! 2d
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This is the sixth novel of Alan Furst's that I've read, and it is my least favorite. The book reads like a draft which would be improved by further rounds of editing. It's unfortunate; i loved Dark Star and The World at Night, but if this is what passes for a Furst novel now, I'll content myself with the backlist.

I received an ARC of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The weekend.

Kappadeemom Good grief! You planning on sleeping?? 😂 2w
RealBooks4ever Looking forward to your review of The Starless Sea! 💜 2w
LauraBeth @Kappadeemom 😂😂 I‘ve been up since 4! Was supposed to run the 5k at Mercedes-Benz this morning and then was like, “Do I feel like driving downtown for a 5k? Nah...” (edited) 2w
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LauraBeth @RealBooks4ever I‘m anxious to read it! 2w
Prairiegirl_reading Over the top is really good. I ❤️ JVN. 2w
Sace I wouldn't feel like running even if a bear was after me. 2w
LauraBeth @Prairiegirl_reading me too - I may or may not watch him feed his cats most every morning on Instagram. 😹 2w
LauraBeth @Sace 😂 that is the husband‘s view as well! 2w
Prairiegirl_reading @LauraBeth lol! I absolutely do!! 😹😹😹😹 2w
DrexEdit I lose all self-control in the library. I can't go in there very often. 😂 😄 2w
Branwen YAAAAASSSSS!!!! 2w
LauraBeth Same @DrexEdit! Same 😹 2w
LauraBeth @Branwen 😂😂 2w
Kappadeemom @LauraBeth I‘ve been up since 5. I had a Heart Walk that I managed in Panama City, so I feel ya. I am doing nothing but read tomorrow. 2w
LeahBergen Robert!! 😍 2w
julesG @DrexEdit come to my library, you'll want to donate a crate full of books, which, unfortunately, they won't accept. because they only accept books in mint condition and published within the last 6 months. 😑 1w
LauraBeth @LeahBergen Robert with the golden eyes 😹 1w
DrexEdit @julesG does your library not buy enough new books? 😨 Most of my read books go to the Friends Of the Library group for their booksales. Another dangerous place to go. 😊 1w
LauraBeth @julesg my library won‘t take ANY donated books. 1w
julesG @DrexEdit Oh, they buy lots of books in German, but books in English are limited to the "usual" lot (Agatha Christy, Austen, Shakespeare, Grisham, Elizabeth George, Kinsella,...). I've offered them books, but the books were about 8 months past the publishing date and, although in good as new condition, the library didn't want them. 1w
julesG Laura, that's just as awful. 1w
DrexEdit @julesG @LauraBeth wow. I confess I don't know our library's donation policy. That just seems wasteful though! 1w
LauraBeth @julesG, @drexedit I do pay the county almost $4,000 every year in property taxes and from that, the library gets a piece. Last time I checked, the county gave the libraries an annual budget of $20 million dollars - so I‘m guessing they may not need donations since they seem to be well funded from taxes. They also don‘t have book sales. (edited) 1w
julesG @LauraBeth Wow, seems like someone in your county values books and education! 1w
valeriegeary Look at this gorgeous stack! 😍 1w
rubyslippersreads 😻📚😻📚😻 1w
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So excited that I got approved for this from #netgalley! I have loved several of Furst‘s books!

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#NamasteNovember #WinterTheme For some reason ‘The Spy Who Came in from the Cold‘ has become our Christmas Eve film (for at least the last five years): I first read the book when I was having a break in Berlin (I like to theme my holiday reading), it was snowy and freezing.

Eggs Great choice 2w
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My all time favourite spy novel. Outstanding

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