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Andrew65

Joined January 2017

‘A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone‘ Tyrion Lannister
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Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore
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#7Days7Covers. Day 7 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 7 cover.

flying_monkeys This was my pick for today too 🤓 (edited) 5m
Sarah83 Will start my week on the weekend 😍🤩 2m
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Been one of those non-stop work days, working from getting out of bed until I got back into bed at midnight (my appraisal review tomorrow) but did manage to get some audiobook time in during the commute. Started this Liane Moriarty book, which wanted to read for a while.

Ruthiella I liked this one a lot.😀 18h
Megabooks It‘s definitely fun! 16h
Andrew65 @Ruthiella @Megabooks As a head Teacher / school principal the actions of the parents is really annoying me. 😂 A petition to exclude a child with no evidence against him! 😡 The parents are acting worst than the children, but a good read. (edited) 35m
Ruthiella @Andrew65 oh there‘s plenty more bad behavior to come! 😀 26m
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#7Days7Covers. Day 6 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 6 cover.

EadieB Very nicely done cover. One author writing about another! 19h
Andrew65 @EadieB I love Alexander McCall Smiths book and really enjoyed this one in the Summer. A great audiobook. 19h
EadieB @Andrew65 I'll have to check it out. I'm working on the series tracker list that I started in Jan. 2018 on LibraryThing. I'm glad I made the lists as Fict/Fact was discontinued and now I have to rely on Fantastic Fiction. (edited) 19h
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Andrew65 @EadieB Yes I need to catch up and update my series list too, well overdue! That was a shock about Fict Fact! 19h
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes and they didn't give us much notice it was here today and gone tomorrow. 19h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!!! How are you? 19h
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Not too bad a day today, especially given how bad the pains were over the weekend. Think the endoscopy upset the system and fasting period didn‘t help the suspected gallstones. One bit of advice I‘ve seen is to eat regularly but small meals. Hopefully settled down again until I can have the ultrasound on Saturday. Thanks for asking. 💓 (edited) 19h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 I‘m glad you had a better day ❤️🙏🏻 19h
gradcat Hey—this is a McCall Smith that I know absolutely nothing about (well, I do know about Wodehouse—just not about the McCall Smith writing about him), AND it‘s a beautiful cover! Sorry you‘re not quite up to speed yet...hopefully things will get better soon. 🙏 ♥️ 📚 (edited) 14h
Andrew65 @gradcat I had never seen or heard about this one until I came across it on the e-audiobook section of my library. Loved it! 31m
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too, because awful Saturday afternoon, evening and Sunday morning. Not touched a chip in weeks. 😔 🍟 26m
EadieB @Andrew65 Sorry to see you are still having some bad days! 8m
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The Other End of the Line | Andrea Camilleri
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#7Days7Covers. Day 5 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 5 cover.

@TheBookHippie Have you been tagged yet? Care to play along? Post covers you love over 7 days without an explanation and tag someone new each day.

EadieB Very nice cover. I need to start this series too! I have a lot of his books! 2d
Andrew65 @EadieB This is a wonderful series. All the books have lovely covers, and this is the latest one published this month. Very quick, entertaining and enjoyable reads. Montalbano is a great character. 2d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 yay!!! Can't wait to get to it! I think I'm on book 12 2d
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Crazeedi @EadieB I love this series!! 2d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I read the other post, your first test went well, so glad to know! I went through both procedures you're having done a couple years ago too! No fun, had gall stones! 2d
gradcat Awww...Inspector Montalbano...all of these covers are so inviting...RIP Camilleri ♥️ (edited) 2d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Thanks, I have a strong feeling it will be the same outcome for me. 😔 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 19h
TheBookHippie Oh yes I‘ll play!!! 18h
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Can‘t wait to see your covers. 😊👍 39m
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According to the BBC they recommend these three female authors :
1. Octavia Butler
2. Ursula K Le Guin
3. Emma Newman

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2v25WYrswXYGDZL4St7Xyxl/need-a-new-boo...

Which female authors would make your #Top3FemaleAuthors recommendation list?

Crazeedi My choices would be not like anyone else's I know that 😉 3d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Might be same for all of us. I‘d struggle to just pick 3! 3d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I'm thinking you are right😉 3d
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Ruthiella Becky Chambers. Martha Wells. Ann Leckie. 😀 3d
Andrew65 @Ruthiella Some great choices. 👍 3d
Lauredhel Such a huge field, but it's pretty hard to leave out NK Jemisin at this point in time! Nnedi Okorafor, Charlie Jane Anders, and what @Ruthiella said :) 3d
Andrew65 NK Jemisin is one I need to get to. 3d
Melissa_J Just for SciFi and Fantasy? I‘d go with Robin Hobb, Connie Willlis and Sarah J Maas. Overall, Robin Hobb still makes the list, but I‘d add Sharon Kay Penman and Elizabeth Chadwick. 3d
vivastory If we're talking just about sci-fi and fantasy, top 3 are Jemisin, LeGuin & Hobb 3d
vivastory Top 3 of all genres would be impossible 3d
lahousewyfe NK Jemisin and Anne McCaffrey, for sure. I also love L'Engle and Diane Duane. And now I have everyone else's lists. Here goes the TBR! 3d
rwmg The best 3 female SF writers I've read in the past decade or so are: Ursula K Le Guin, Mary Doria Russell, and Becky Chambers 3d
SW-T Tough choices but Kay Kenyon, Connie Willis, and Martha Wells. Plus, I feel like Butler, L‘Engle, and McCaffrey are awesome enough that people find them on their own since they exist in a special dimension of awesomeness. 3d
Scochrane26 I don‘t read much sci-fi, but I like Olivia A Cole. 3d
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#7Days7Covers. Day 4 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 4 cover.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you been tagged yet? Care to play along? Post covers you love over 7 days without an explanation and tag someone new each day.

Andrew65 @EadieB @gradcat Endoscopy went well today, nothing sinister there to use Doctor‘s words, some inflammation from acid reflux so to keep taking acid medication. Discharged from this part. Now next Saturday ultrasound to see if pains are biliary colic and gall stones, which seem worse today! Also too see if this is what is causing irregular readings from liver. 🤞for latest blood test readings from Friday. So one step forward. 3d
Librariana Pardon my nosey comment reading, but glad to hear things went well for you! I saw the word 'endoscopy' and then kept reading since my husband also had one not too long ago. 3d
Librariana Also! Hope next Saturday's news are positive. Not that you are curious about my little family's medical history, but I personally dealt with gallstones and had to have my gallbladder removed. No complaints here since I had that procedure done more than 14 years ago, but wishing you the best! 3d
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Andrew65 @Librariana Thanks for your best Wishes, and pleased to hear potential light at the end of the tunnel. 👍😊 Been a difficult couple of months. Yes endoscopy not pleasant - now had one twice in 2 years! Hope your husband‘s went well. 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 Glad to hear that Endoscopy went well but sorry to hear you are still having problems and have to wait a whole week for the next test. Not good! 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 Love this cover too! 3d
gradcat Thanks for the update, @Andrew65 ... glad the endoscopy is done and you‘re clear. I‘m still hoping you get an answer, but in the meantime I suppose that being able to take the reflux meds will help with some of the discomfort you were having while you had to stop them for the scope. I will be anxious to hear about results from blood work up and the ultrasound. So sorry you‘re having to go through this, but glad to see you‘re keeping your chin up. 3d
gradcat Sorry—I totally forgot to say you picked a perfectly fantastic cover today! 😂 3d
Andrew65 @gradcat Thanks, not a lot else you can do. We all have things we have to go through in life. As a head teacher can‘t allow staff to see me down or will affect them. 🤞 Next week goes quickly and smoothly. (edited) 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 @gradcat Andrew, always thinking of others! But I agree that you have to keep them feeling secure! 3d
EadieB @gradcat Thanks! I like this one and I need to read this book! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB 😂 True but that‘s the very essence of leadership. Lead by example. 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 I agree! Then every time they have a hangnail they won't stay home from work when you are there no matter what condition you are in. 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! I will 🙌🏻📚 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope everything is ok Andrew!! I didn‘t know you were sick ❤️ 3d
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks, been a few issues over the past two months. Hopefully they are well on the way to sorting it. Barring pain, discomfort, and acid reflux not felt ill although they can bring you low! 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 I‘ll be thinking about you ❤️🙏🏻 3d
sudi I just dropped in to say that we picked the same cover, yay for twinning 🙌. Then i read the comments and wanted to say that i hope everything turns out okay for you 💕 3d
Andrew65 @sudi Thanks 😊👍, always great to see people choose the same books. 2d
JazzFeathers I love this cover. 2d
gradcat @EadieB & @Andrew65 Both of you are always thinking of others—I have the pleasure of reading books with you guys & @Crazeedi ... what more would an old gal like me want? #litsylove 😂♥️ 2d
EadieB @gradcat Andrew and I are soulmates in our reading. We like a lot of the same books and love to read with other people. I gave him the name Question Master because he makes up the best questions for our group and buddy reads. 2d
gradcat @EadieB And I didn‘t know that about Andrew either! 😂 You‘re great book-reading buddies, in my opinion! ♥️ 2d
Andrew65 @gradcat @Eadieb We are, and you are rapidly joining us, as has @Tove_Reads This is my page on Librarything, although not fully updated recently. https://www.librarything.com/profile/Andrew-theQM (edited) 2d
gradcat @Andrew65 I have to check that out! Oh, yes, defo @Tove_Reads ... I‘d only forgotten for a moment because she wasn‘t with us on the last buddy read. Thanks for the compliment, too! 2d
Crazeedi @gradcat @Andrew65 has recommended many of the books I've read too! Actually maybe like 6 or 7 series so far? @EadieB @Tove_Reads Andrew and you and I need to hang out!! 2d
TheBookHippie Drooling over this cover! 18h
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie it is a fantastic cover. 39m
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Love hanging out with all of you. @Tove_Reads @gradcat @EadieB 37m
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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#7Days7Covers. Day 3 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 3 cover.

@DGRachel Have you been tagged yet? Care to play along? Post covers you love over 7 days without an explanation and tag someone new each day.

gradcat Ooh, nice one! Yesterday seemed to be Asian-themed; today the covers are looking very dark & mysterious! 4d
Andrew65 @gradcat Another great book which I wouldn‘t have discovered but for Litsy. #BlameItOnLitsy 4d
gradcat You liked it? I don‘t do fantasy very well...but I know what you mean about #blameitonlitsy 😂 4d
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Andrew65 @gradcat This is a real chunkster and a great story. Book three is published next year. The first book is 4d
DGRachel I have not been tagged, thank you. I‘ll have to go search my shelves after I finish watching Vera. 😊 4d
Andrew65 @DGRachel Have you ever read the Vera books, or even better the Shetlands Series by Ann Cleeves. 4d
DGRachel I read Raven Black last year and didn‘t care for it. I got her new one (The Long Call) from NetGalley, though, and loved it, so I thought I would give the Vera series a try. I‘m actually listening to the first Vera book now, but I‘ve been binging the TV show all week. 😊 4d
EadieB Love that cover too! 3d
gradcat Thanks for the info, Andrew! 3d
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This book! Just approaching 3/4 of the way through the book. Definitely did not see some of these events happening. Real shocks! 😢😭😭😩😢 #EpicKatetBuddyRead #StephenKing #TheDarkTower

Kaila-ann I am just about due for a reread of this series . . . one of my favorites. 5d
llcoolnate I've never read the series. Ever since joining Litsy (this month) it's made me want to read them! Worth the time, I'm guessing? 5d
Karkar It is so good!! @llcoolnate I think it is one of the best of Stephen King books. 5d
llcoolnate @Karkar Okay well that seals it! 5d
Jovy SK saved the best for last!! ❤️ 5d
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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#7Days7Covers. Day 2 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 2 cover.

@Moony Have you been tagged yet? Care to play along? Post covers you love over 7 days without an explanation and tag someone new each day.

EadieB @Andrew65 Good one! Love that cover too! 5d
Andrew65 @EadieB One of my favourite books and covers. 5d
Melissa_J This will be one of mine in a day or two, but my cover is different from this one. All the various covers I‘ve seen for this book are lovely. 5d
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Andrew65 @Melissa_J I agree there‘s a few different covers and love them all. 5d
gradcat I haven‘t read this yet, although it‘s been on the TBR for quite some time—I just haven‘t even able to get to it. So you guys love it @EadieB Oh, and yes, I love the cover! (edited) 4d
Andrew65 @gradcat You simply must read this. I can very strongly recommend the audiobook read by Jim Dale. He was beyond stunning! 4d
gradcat @Andrew65 Thanks for that advice—I‘m now going to make a concerted effort! 4d
Andrew65 @gradcat I just love this book! 4d
gradcat @andrew65 High praise, indeed, coming from you. 4d
Andrew65 @gradcat 👍😊 4d
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Thanks for tagging me in #7Days7Covers. Day 1 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 1 cover.

@Sarah83 Have you been tagged yet? Care to play along? Post covers you love over 7 days without an explanation and tag someone new each day.

EadieB @Andrew65 Nice cover! 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB Love the covers for this whole series. 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes they are all very nice! 6d
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Crazeedi Those are great covers 6d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Great covers, great series! 6d
Leftcoastzen 👏❤️ 6d
Sarah83 No I haven't been tagged yet 💓 6d
gradcat @Andrew65 I love, love, love this series...and you‘re right...all of the covers are beautiful. 5d
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The 19th of the month is rapidly approaching when it will be time again for the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead. In September we will be reading Night of Rain and Stars. All are welcome to take part in this #BuddyRead whether you have taken part in others are not. #NightOfRainAndStars

EadieB @Andrew65 Already to go! Got both book and audio this time! 6d
cobwebmoth Picked it up at the library last night.☺ 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB @cobwebmoth 👍😊 That‘s great, I picked mine up from the library last week. 6d
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Tove_Reads Can‘t believe how fast September is moving forward. Ready to go nonetheless! 6d
CarolynM Not sure I'm going to have time this month. I'll let you know.🙂 (edited) 5d
ljuliel This was one of my favorite Binchy books. So good ! 5d
Andrew65 @CarolynM Ok, congratulations on the Ashes Win. 🏆 Well deserved. 5d
Andrew65 @ljuliel Thanks for that information 😊 5d
CarolynM It's nice to have the Ashes, but the series isn't over yet! 3d
Andrew65 @CarolynM Apart from Steve Smith think there are big issues on both teams for batting! David Warne can‘t seem to buy a run! With a better batting line for yourselves we‘d have been dead in the series a long time ago, but after yesterday still a chance of a draw. With our current team that is unbelievable. Staggered England have not made more changes to batting. Think Root as captain is an issue! (edited) 3d
CarolynM Agreed about Smith. I haven't been impressed with our selection decisions either. I don't know how either of our openers kept their places for this test, and some of the bowling choices raise questions too. At least it's been more interesting than a walk over for either team would have been🙂 3d
Andrew65 @CarolynM For me unbelievable that they dropped Khawaja instead of Travis Head in the Last Match. He wasn‘t firing on all cylinders but was often close to breaking through. I‘d have replaced one of the openers with Khawaja, he seemed to be doing well as an opener during the suspensions. He always appears more dangerous than the others. 3d
Andrew65 @CarolynM Amazed that Starc hasn‘t played in every game. 3d
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The Dark Tower | Stephen King
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I‘m 41% into the final book of The Dark Tower Series, which has taken some quite bizarre turns. What was Stephen King smoking when he wrote this. 😂 I‘d love to know what goes on in Stephen King‘s head, on second thoughts perhaps not. 😳 That said am interested to see where this book is heading. #EpicKatetBuddyRead #DarkTower #StephenKing

Karkar I cannot wait to see what you think of the ending!!! 6d
Andrew65 @Karkar Just got to a key event midway through. 😢 Didn‘t see that coming! 6d
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For some reason I didn‘t finish the #EpicKatetBuddyRead so have picked up the final book in the series, The Dark Tower. Hopefully this will bring sone answers to what has been going on. #StephenKing #DarkTower

AnansiGirl Yikes! I need to finish the series too. Somehow I got sidetracked with Song of Susannah. 7d
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Wolf: Jack Caffery | Mo Hayder
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Starting the final published book in the Jack Caffery Series.

EadieB I like this one especially the ending! Are you feeling any better? 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Got two different tests the next two Saturdays, Endoscopy then an ultrasound. Thankfully pains eased off, still there at times after eating but not as intense. Helped by virtually eradicating all fats from my diet and having quite a bland diet. Certainly helping me lose weight! 😂 What‘s with salad today, poached chicken breast, grilled chicken breast. 😂 Acid reflux not too bad given had to stop medication for the weekend. 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Fingers crossed this continues. 🤞 7d
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Andrew65 @EadieB Can‘t wait to see the ending, intriguing opening. 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 Nice to hear the pain has eased off because of change in diet. Hopefully, it‘s some type of irritation that will get better as time goes on. First thing is to find the problem and then find what you have to do to fix it. On the bright side, losing weight is a good thing! 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 I found the story very interesting but brutal in parts! Just like Carter‘s books, don‘t really need the gritty stuff but I guess that‘s what sells books‘ 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes even before the issues came on I was changing my diet to lose some weight. 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Good point comparing them to Chris Carter‘s Books. 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 A lady in the health food store was telling me that you should eat certain foods according to your blood type. Check website Drlam.com I asked my doctor about the diet. He said, “so many crazy diets, just eat fresh foods and stay away from processed foods and cut out sugar.” That‘s my problem because I have a sweet tooth. 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Me too, but not had any cakes or sweet things in almost 8 weeks! Plenty of fruit and vegetables at the moment. Thanks for the link, will check it out. 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 You have to search under diet or Eat according to your blood type to find the info on the website. 7d
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The Caller | Chris Carter
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You‘ve got to love the Robert Hunter Series - great plots (often unique), great characters and books that move at a pace. However they are incredibly graphic / gritty, sometimes I wonder why as they do not need this element, would be great books without these. I do love the central character & how he has been affected by events in his life if you love great crime fiction, great detectives and can stand the gritty I really strongly recommend these.

EadieB Nice review! I agree they don‘t really need to be that gritty! 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks. He is such a great writer they don‘t need that gruesome element. 7d
TrishB Have read the first but haven‘t been drawn back yet! 7d
Andrew65 @TrishB Definitely a series I enjoy, but not right for everyone. 7d
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Princess Elizabeth's Spy | Susan Elia MacNeal
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Thanks goodness I‘ve finished this one, not a good experience at all. I think it was because of the annoying narration more than the story. Was very disappointed by this book as I really enjoyed the first book, although it was read by a different narrator! I‘m sure I won‘t continue the series.

Melissa_J I don‘t think I‘ve ever seen you pan a book! 2w
Andrew65 @Melissa_J No that is an extremely rare event. The narrator was horrible, would have switched to a physical book which might have got it to so so but at that stage not prepared to pay for it and the library didn‘t have a copy. I think the last one was Gorky Park a few years ago. How they let the narrator continue without doing something about it I don‘t know. (edited) 2w
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The Caller | Chris Carter
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Schedule of the Group Read of #TheCaller, Book 8 in the Robert Hunter Series, which is taking place on Librarything.
If anyone wants a great series, although a little bit gritty 😱😳😂, then cannot recommend this one highly enough. Robert Hunter is a great character.
#RobertHunterSeriesRead

EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks for the schedule, 2w
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Barnsley Central Library | Barnsley, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom (Library)
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We have a new central library in Barnsley. Been away on holiday so not managed to see it for real. #SomethingNew #SelfImprovementSeptember

Here are some pictures from the website.

Leftcoastzen Looks nice! 2w
Andrew65 @Leftcoastzen A big difference from the old building. 2w
OriginalCyn620 Looks fantastic! ❤️📚 2w
LibrarianRyan It looks so pretty and bright. 2w
Crazeedi What a beautiful library, so much light!💞 2w
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Princess Elizabeth's Spy | Susan Elia MacNeal
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Been listening to the audiobook of book 2 in the Maggie Hope Series. I really enjoyed the first one, but the narrator in this one (it is a different narrator) is irritating me. The dialogue she does well, but in the other narrative she has an irritating way to how she says sentences with her voice seeming to go up at the very end of the sentence. Just doesn‘t work for me.

Has anyone else read this by audiobook? Did it affect you in the same way?

Skeebies05 I bailed for that same reason!!! I have to read this series. I can‘t do the audio. 2w
Andrew65 @Skeebies05 Glad to hear I‘m not alone. What happened to the supervision and editing of this audiobook! 2w
Crazeedi I've read 3 or 4 of this series 2w
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This trilogy by Nora Roberts came to mind with the #flowers tag. #SelfimprovementSeptember

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/tstacka/all-things-nora-roberts-and-jd-robb/

Excuse the poor picture.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌸📚🌺 2w
Melli This was the first series I read when I bought my paper white last year 2w
Andrew65 @Melli So far it‘s the only trilogy of hers I‘ve read but I did enjoy it. 2w
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🌸🌼🌹 2w
Melli @Andrew65 try the cousins O‘Dwyer series I also enjoyed this trilogy 2w
Andrew65 @Melli Thanks for the recommendation 😊👍 2w
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The Hammer of Eden | Ken Follett
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What a unique book this was. A group try to blackmail the authorities by setting off earthquakes if they don‘t do what they ask. This was a good read, once I got into the book, how could it not be when it‘s written by the great Ken Follett - can he do any wrong. However I think I prefer his standalones which are in the historical fiction genre. Despite this I do recommend this book.

EadieB @Andrew65 Nice review! I finished this today too! I enjoyed it too! 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks. Almost impossible not to enjoy his books. 2w
Tove_Reads It‘s weird how versatile an author can be. I enjoy his modern time books, but he is at his very best writing historical fiction! Next up is The Third Twin. 2w
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The Moon Sister | Lucinda Riley
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Lucinda Riley does it again, I just love the Seven Sisters series, and this one kept up the really high standard of the other books, despite initially think it might not do so. I should have far more faith. We are getting closer and closer to finding out about the seventh sister with book 6 published later this year. Just can‘t get enough of this series & think I will read them all again once the final book is published! What are you waiting for!

Crazeedi This was a great one! I was confused for a minute, I thought this was her new one, but it hasn't come out yet, I can't wait for book 6!! 2w
Crazeedi Btw do you have any thoughts on sister 7?? All I know is that in the first book when the story was back in time in Paris, there was a boy taken in for a bit by one of the characters, who told the boy I'll always be here for you, do you remember this scene? I'm a little unsure about the whole part, but Ammmm 2w
Crazeedi (Sorry my post went before I finished) I remember thinking that urchin is the dad 2w
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jdiehr I love this series as well. My book club read book 1 and thought, like you, that the boy was a young Pa Salt. 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi I do remember that and agree with @jdiehr that this could have been a Young pa salt. I definitely with feel the need to read books 1 - 6 to see if can work things out before reading book 7. Presumably that will be published in the fall of 2020. 2w
ephemeralwaltz I still haven't gotten to this one but oh boy! 2w
Andrew65 @ephemeralwaltz For some reason it took me a long time to actually get to it too. The next one is due out next month in the U.K. (edited) 2w
Crazeedi @jdiehr 👍 yes 2w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I am thinking I should maybe reread, even though I never do that, for the same reason you're saying 2w
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Seem to have committed to a lot of buddy reads in September. 😳😱😂

#MaeveBinchyBuddyRead #BOTMBuddyRead

@EadieB and @Tove_Reads Unfortunately no capacity to take the Inspector Linley series forward in September, will have to do that in October. Same for the Susanna Gregory series if we are taking that series forward, still not finished the first one.

Tove_Reads No way you can skip Maeve! That‘s the one I want to read next, fine with the others! (edited) 2w
Tove_Reads When‘s the next Angela Marsons? 2w
Tove_Reads I feel like there is one book missing, but I might be wrong 2w
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Maeve is on the list, hoping to pick it up from the library later this week. Not scheduled in the next Angela Marsons book yet, will discuss next one‘s date with the group on Librarything. If you remember what the other book is then let me know. (edited) 2w
Tove_Reads I might be wrong. Could be something I‘m supposed to read this month 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I‘m giving up on the Thomas Chaloner series. I don‘t like Susanna Gregory‘s writing. 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB I thought you‘d say that looking at your review. I‘ve stalled on 26% 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 That book was such a chore and rather boring! Maybe I‘ll try her Matthew Bartholomew series. 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘ve read a couple of the Matthew Bartholomew books - gave one 4 stars and the other 3 1/2 stars. Quite a few years ago but seem to remember them being pacier, lighter reading and enjoyable murder mysteries. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes the reviews were better for that series. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You can do it!!! 🙌🏻💚📚 2w
TheBookHippie ❤️❤️ 2w
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September, September | Shelby Foote
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My #ReadingGoals for September. These are the eighteen books I hope to get to this month. No doubt one or two I won‘t get to and others I will get to which aren‘t on this post. #SelfImprovementSeptember

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! I loved Evelyn Hugo too! 2w
Crazeedi Is the next "sister" out Andrew?? And Evelyn is good! 2w
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Crazeedi Ahhhhhh! You're going to enter the world of Venice too!! Yes!! 2w
Moony Wow! But I know you can get it! Can I ask you something? How many hours do you read a day? I only read 18 books a year. 😂 2w
jillrhudy I am listening to Evelyn Hugo right now; having trouble tearing myself away to sleep, work, etc 2w
Andrew65 @jillrhudy That sounds very promising! 😁 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Yes picked up the book from the library last night. 2w
Andrew65 @Moony During work days I listen to an audiobook on the commute, usually totally 1 hr 20 minutes. Then will attempt to get up to 2 hrs in at night, don‘t always manage it but sometimes get more done. On Saturdays, Sundays and during weekends aim to read at least 7 hrs a day. Sometimes manage 8 on Sundays. During school holidays try to do 8 hrs but can range generally from 7 - 9 hrs. We no longer tend to watch any tv, but will sometimes 👇 (edited) 2w
Andrew65 @Moony 👆listen to cricket commentary on the radio or watch highlights on YouTube (this somedays can eat into reading time). Keep up to date with news and videos on iPad from BBC website. Helps that children flown the next and my wife loves to read as well. (edited) 2w
Andrew65 @moony I used to read that amount of books (18) and kept challenging myself to read more. Still remember the joy when I got to 75 a year then a hundred. These days I read over 200. It‘s about targeting and ring fencing that reading time. If too tired to physically read I will turn to audiobooks. 2w
Andrew65 @MicrobeMom Great news 😊 2w
Moony @Andrew65 oh thanks this great answer! 😊 I wish you fun and a good reading time with your family. I'll try to hear more audiobooks. 🤣 2w
Andrew65 @Moony It is audiobooks that has really help me take reading to those higher levels. Some audiobooks work for me others don‘t, so you need to work out what type of audiobooks (and narrators) work best for you. I do a lot of driving so they really help. (edited) 2w
Moony @Andrew65 great tip! 😎 2w
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August Heat | Andrea Camilleri
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Altogether of the 18 books I planned to read in August, I finished 16 of them, the ones marked TBR are the two I‘ve started but yet to finish.

In total in August I read 34 books and read 14,436 Pages - the most pages and number of books I have read in any month. August is my most productive reading month so won‘t break this record anytime soon. Previous best was in August 2018

LauraBeth Wow! That‘s a lot of reading! August always seems to be a slower month for me. 2w
Andrew65 @LauraBeth August is always an intense reading month, as it is the only month in the year school is shut! 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig August is always a good reading month for me. Quiet Schedule. I get out early to weed and water. Afterwards I retreat indoors to Air conditioning and a book. 2w
PurpleyPumpkin Wow, well done you! 👍🏽 2w
Crazeedi Congrats on a record breaking month!👏👏 2w
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The Medici Secret | Michael White
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This isn‘t the best book in its genre, but despite its low goodreads rating (3.19), I did enjoy it and would just about be able to rate it a pick. I have read and enjoyed other books by Michael White so gave it a go. If you enjoy books which have a historical backdrop and involves a treasure hunt where the good guys have to solve word puzzles and avoid the baddies then this is worth a read and like me you could enjoy it, it is quite a quick read.

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The Hammer of Eden | Ken Follett
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It‘s September so starting the next book in the #KenFollettBuddyRead which I am doing with @Tove_Reads and @EadieB
Others are more than welcome to join us, this is very low key and informal, with each person reading it at their own speed and to their own schedule.
This will be my audiobook for the commute next week in the first week of the new term.
Hopefully it will be as great as the other books we have read.

Tove_Reads Would Ken ever let us down? 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Hopefully not. 🤞 2w
Tove_Reads Been desperately looking for it today. Turns out I‘d turned it upside down and therefore totally confused myself. I feel so smart at the moment. 2w
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EadieB @Andrew65 At a family picnic today so will have to start it tomorrow. @Tove_Reads 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB No rush as likely to be reading it most of this week. @Tove_Reads Enjoy the family time Eadie. 😊 (edited) 2w
Melissa_J I know I read this one, but I can‘t remember a thing about it! 2w
Crazeedi I haven't read this(I don't think). I'm going to look for it 2w
Andrew65 @Melissa_J Can often be the case with some books and others stay in your mind so strongly. 2w
Andrew65 Priest certainly doesn‘t seem to be working out as the intelligent criminal mastermind. At 48% and enjoying the book, although wasn‘t convinced by first 10%. @EadieB @Tove_Reads (edited) 2w
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Cabin Gulch | Zane Grey
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Time for one of those old westerns by Zane Grey. #Cabin
#letsTravelAugust

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Come-read-with-me @Andrew65 My Das loved these books! 2w
OriginalCyn620 📚👌🏻📚 2w
Andrew65 @Come-read-with-me I recently read Betty Zane which was based on one of his relatives (an incredible woman) and do want to read more. 2w
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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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Question 4 of 4

Tove_Reads I liked it. Felt like Quentins himself was a bit of an odd character, misplaced. I liked Derry, and in general the people in Ella‘s life, except the idiot. 2w
CarolynM It was a nice easy read. Not very realistic, but most of the time I didn't mind suspending disbelief. My favourite characters were the twins Ella was tutoring - they were very amusing. 2w
cobwebmoth I liked it. I was worried about how things would turn out, but I was satisfied with the ending. 2w
EadieB I liked this book a lot. I was glad to see characters from the other book, Scarlet Feather. I liked Derry too and my favorite part was when Don finally got arrested. 2w
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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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Question 3 of 4

Tove_Reads She made all the difference to him. He let go of the demons of his past. 2w
CarolynM Not wise at all and I'm not really sure I understood what she thought she was going to achieve. I was glad to see him in the hands of the police at last. 2w
cobwebmoth I don't think it was wise, but I'm glad it resulted with Don getting arrested. 2w
EadieB I don't think it was wise for her to meet Don especially by herself. I was glad the outcome was good and Don was arrested. 2w
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Question 2 of 4

Tove_Reads She finally realized what a dbag he really is. Never loved her, lied to everyone. 2w
CarolynM I agree with @Tove_Reads It's a pity it took such an extreme event for her to wake up. 2w
cobwebmoth It finally woke her up to reality. I don't think I would have met him by myself. 2w
EadieB She finally realized that he was a liar and pretending he was dead was the last straw for her. 2w
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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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Question 1 of 4

Tove_Reads Well, no, because he‘d been there looking for it, and it was clearly a big deal. Hand it in the minute she found it. 2w
CarolynM No, not at all. The right thing to do would have been to hand it over to the authorities immediately. 2w
cobwebmoth No, I wasn't surprised. I agree that she should have turned it over to the authorities right away. 2w
EadieB I feel the same way as the others. She needs to hand it over to the police. 2w
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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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I will shortly post the final discussion questions for the Buddy Read of Quentins. Thanks everyone for taking part, bern a good read and sone great discussion.

In September we will be reading one of my favourites, Night of Rain and Stars.

Tove_Reads I‘ll pick it up from the library tomorrow! 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Picked mine up tonight. 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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With 4 minutes to go until midnight at the end of #SummersEndReadathon I finally passed my target of 4000 Pages, Reading 586 pages on the final day.
During the Readathon I Read :
4001 pages
Finished 10 Books
And read for 68 hrs 16 mins

Thanks @Clwojick for creating and hosting this great Readathon. 👏👍🙌😊

What do I do now?!?!?

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🥳 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳📚📚🎉🎉🎉 3w
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rwmg 👏👏👏 3w
ravenlee Wowzers! 3w
Clwojick 🙌Woohoo! WAY TO GO!!! You've done fantastic! Thanks for joining us 👏 3w
TheSpineView You did so good! 👏👏👏 3w
Andrew65 @Avanders @TheAromaofBooks @Megabooks @rwmg @ravenlee @TheSpineView Thanks everyone, it has been a great week. 😊👍 2w
Andrew65 @Clwojick Been my pleasure, thanks for hosting. 😊👍 2w
Crazeedi Andrew, just saw this, congrats! What a great goal that you accomplished!👏❤ 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Thanks, just about made it. 😅 2w
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This was the first book that came to mind with the prompt of #Switzerland. The first book in the excellent Scot Harvath Series. #LetsTravelAugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🇨🇭📚🙌🏻 3w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🇨🇭 3w
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The Parliament House | Edward Marston
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Finished my 10th book during the #SummersEndReadathon.
This takes my total up to 3678 pages. Might jus have an outside chance of making my target of 4000 Pages by the end of the day. 🤞 I do enjoy his Christopher Redmayne Series, set in the period after the Great Fire of London.

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Year of the Tiger | Jack Higgins
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End of day 7 totals for #SummersEndReadathon

3415 Pages Read
8 books Finished
58 hrs 53 mins reading time.

May just fall short of my 4000 page target.

These are the books I finished today.

CocoReads I love Quentin‘s. It‘s one of my favorite Binchy books. 3w
Andrew65 @CocoReads Mine too. 3w
Crazeedi Andrew you are doing so great! Congrats 👍👏🎉 3w
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Year of the Tiger | Jack Higgins
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Finished Year of the Tiger by Jack Higgins, which is the eighth book I have finished during #SummersEndReadathon. In total so far I have read 3,286 pages during the Readathon. Not sure I‘ll get to my 4000 page target at this stage.

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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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Really enjoyed this book from Maeve Binchy, & it was good to see a few faces from her previous books make an appearance in this one. In this book she expertly put in an ongoing story alongside a few short stories linked to Quentins, a high quality restaurant in Dublin. A good group of characters. Definitely one of her better books for me, & there is tough competition there!

Now in day 7 of #SummersEndReadathon : 3086 Pages Read, 7 Books Finished.

Prairiegirl_reading She writes great characters and I do love when some will pop up in other books. I don‘t love when this happens and I haven‘t read the other book with that character‘s main storyline. I would prefer to read in order if I knew. I miss her characters when I finish her books though. 😄 3w
Scochrane26 Quentin‘s and Scarlet Feather have always been my favorite of hers. 3w
Andrew65 @Scochrane26 I‘d agree, and I‘d possibly add Heart and Soul, and A Night of Rain and Stars to this list. 3w
Andrew65 @Prairiegirl_reading Agree with all of this. Initially I had read these randomly, but restarted and reading them in published order, definitely adds more to the experience. 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This is my stack for the second half of the #SummersEndReadathon. At the end of day 4 I was on 1913 Pages (target 4000) and had read for 33 hrs 52 mins. I am over halfway in 5 (!) of these books. Got to prepare for the new term so was hoping to be more than halfway to the target so a bit uphill...but here goes.

Kaila-ann Impressive stats 🎉 3w
Crazeedi Nice selections and great stats!! 3w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi @Kaila-ann Thanks, now can I finish it off over the next two days! 3w
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How the Dead Speak | Val McDermid
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End of Day 6 of the #SummersEndReadathon.

Read for 8 hrs 36 minutes today, 465 Books, and finished two books

Overall Totals, 51 hrs, 0 mins, 2907 Pages Read, 7 Books Finished.

Clwojick Wow! Your totals are great! Way to go! 🙌🏻♥️💪🏻 3w
Clwojick Do you have a favourite book so far? 3w
Andrew65 @Clwojick Thanks, quietly pleased. Favourite so far would be 3w
Clwojick Okay, stacked it 😉 3w
Andrew65 @Clwojick If you have not read the Tony Hill / Carol Jordan Series it is a great series, one of my favourites. 3w
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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Part 3

Question 4 of 4

CarolynM I thought it was a bit strange that he didn't leave it to Brenda and Patrick or at least offer to sell it to them. But I found the manner of Quentin's involvement very unlikely all along so I guess what he did with it when he died made as much sense as what he did to start with. 3w
EadieB No I thought Quentin should have left Quentins to Brenda and Patrick too. 3w
Tove_Reads I felt it was a bit odd, the whole part with Quentins to begin with. He was so distant. 3w
Andrew65 Very strange that he didn‘t just leave it to Patrick and Brenda, after all they were the ones who made it. @CarolynM @Tove_Reads @EadieB I found the whole situation quite bizarre, why want a restaurant then go away? 3w
cobwebmoth I don't think his plan was bad, but all of his decisions have seemed a little strange. 3w
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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Part 3

Question 3 of 4

CarolynM I like Derry but I find it a bit hard to believe that he would become friends with Ella at all and very hard to believe that it would happen so quickly. 3w
EadieB I think Derry has been very nice to Ella considering her circumstance with Don. I think Ella will finally wake up and learn from her mistakes. 3w
Tove_Reads Ella is growing up. Not everyone was born to make the right decisions at once. Derry seems to be a surprisingly decent guy, considering his field and all. 3w
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Andrew65 @CarolynM Yes I too find it a bit surprising that it happened so quickly. 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB Hopefully this will help her wake up to things. 3w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I do like Derry. 3w
cobwebmoth I think Derry seems nice. I think his calm influence could be good for Ella. 3w
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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Part 3

Question 2 of 4

CarolynM As before. The why is fairly obvious. Of course he's still looking for Ella because he wants the money he has left her access to. He thinks he still has a hold over her so she will hand over what're he asks for (including the money supposedly for her father). 3w
EadieB Yes I think he faked his death. He everyone to think he's dead in order to take the heat off of him. He will be looking for Ella for his computer and money. She like a fool will probably meet up with him. 3w
Tove_Reads Yes, faked it, yes, still looking for her. He‘s someone she has to get rid of once and for all. 3w
Andrew65 Well there was no body, which makes you think it was faked! If that is the case he will still be trying to get at Ella to get the laptop. They think this will make Ella and her friends relax. 3w
cobwebmoth Yes, I think he's still alive. I hope she comes to her senses and doesn't give into him. 3w
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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Part 3

Question 1 of 4

CarolynM Not really, and I didn't believe he had actually done it - smacks of the John Stonehouses or Robert Maxwells to me. 3w
EadieB No becauseI don't think he really killed himself. I think it's a faked death. 3w
Tove_Reads Fake news! Don‘t know why what she‘ll do, maybe growing up, found the right thing? 3w
Andrew65 Did seem a bit too fortuitous, worried this will make her do something silly. Lost love and all that! 3w
cobwebmoth I thought that the fact that there was no body found made things very suspicious. I hope she'll finally give the laptop to the authorities. 3w
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Quentins | Maeve Binchy
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How the Dead Speak | Val McDermid
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Given the way events have affected things, this is a bit of a different book to others in the series, but despite that it was a very enjoyable book. This series is always changing perspectives and writing books in different ways, following life events for the characters, but this keeps the books fresh and enjoyable. I love this series and hope we will see more.

#SummersEndReadathon 2762 Pages, 7 Books Read.

Cathythoughts Just got the first 3 in a kindle package 📦. Really looking forward to them. Definitely a big hit on Litsy 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Andrew65 @Cathythoughts One of my favourite all-time series. Enjoy. 😊 3w
andrew61 Thanks Andrew im looking forward to it and thanks for no spoilers ☺ 3w
Andrew65 @andrew61 I always try to ensure I don‘t give anything away, as would spoil this book and previous books for other people. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it. 3w
Clwojick 👏 👏 👏 3w
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The Ipcress File | Len Deighton
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This is an old book, Len Deighton‘s first book, dealing with incidents during the Cold War. Rather like historical fiction now, but well-written with a number of different turns or twists the book took. Quite cleverly written, and build towards an exciting climax. This was produced as a film with Michael Caine in the lead role.

#SummersEndReadathon 2610 Pages Read, 6 Books Finished.

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Golden Buddha | Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
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Playing catch-up
The Oregon Files crew are definitely #globetrotter(s). Each book tends to take in a few countries and plenty of sea action too! #LetsTravelAugust

https://clive-cussler-books.com/category/books/the-oregon-files/

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🌎 3w
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The Cup | Alex Lukeman
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This is Book 13 in the Project Series and takes in #Syria. I do love the Project Series, a covert counter terrorism group, that also often incorporates a bit of history and treasure hunting. These are quick and often exciting reads with action, and a great group of characters. I think the author is self published (or was). I definitely recommend these and the first one can usually be downloaded from Amazon free.

Rarely see a post for these.

Andrew65 This is the first book in the series. 3w
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Cinfhen Yes!!! Absolutely tagging the #SeriesSquad @TrishB @EadieB @gradcat 😜 3w
TrishB Interesting 👍🏻 @Cinfhen 3w
TrishB @Cinfhen the first one is free on kindle. That‘s made my day.... 3w
Andrew65 @TrishB It is also worth keeping an eye on the series because on occasions other books in the series have been made available free for short periods. 3w
TrishB I definitely will do 👍🏻 I scroll kindle quite a lot....I know hard to believe! 3w
Andrew65 @TrishB 😂 Don‘t think you‘re alone there! 🤔 3w
Cinfhen Who could pass on free @TrishB ?!???! 3w
TrishB @Cinfhen definitely not me! 3w
gradcat @Andrew65 Nice handoff! Another series, wow! Okay, I‘m quite tardy with Aimee LeDuc number 2, but I‘m just about done. Unforeseen events got in my way! 3w
Andrew65 @gradcat I know that feeling. Have you enjoyed Aimee LeDuc? 3w
gradcat @Andrew65 You know? To my surprise, I really have enjoyed the books. They are not at all what I was expecting. I suppose the difference for me is in the situations she gets into—these are not straight-up mysteries—more danger than I would‘ve thought. What about you? Tell the truth now....😊 3w
Andrew65 @gradcat Overall I enjoyed it but not as much as the first one. She is a good character and they are well written, but the overarching theme was not as enjoyable or as engaging as the first one which I loved. I just wish they were easier to get hold of over here. 3w
gradcat @Andrew65 I guess I didn‘t realize that...so sorry! I have to use a Kindle, so is it possible for me to gift it to you? I could check if you like. Also, finally I‘ve finished...review coming soon (I have out-of-town guests—just another delaying event!)....☺️ 3w
Andrew65 @gradcat That‘s the strange thing about Kindle. In the US you can gift books but in the U.K. it won‘t allow us to do that to receive books from other countries. Thanks for offering though. 😊 My library only has one in the series, but at least all but three of them are available as audiobooks on Audible. 2w
gradcat @Andrew65 Sorry—I wish that could‘ve worked, but thanks for checking on it—now I know. Is everyone still interested in reading the books? I don‘t want people to feel obliged. Anyway, since I‘ve never done a buddy read, I‘m not really sure of the strictures and structure, as it were. Houseguests leave tomorrow, so I should have my review up by Monday...crossing fingers! 2w
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