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Andrew65

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A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
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Heresy by S. J. Parris
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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May‘s #24B4Monday #Readathon has crept up on me. Now got 24 hours to choose the books before it starts. Need to be careful with my targets as got our first grandaughter‘s Christening to attend and a 500 mile drive over Saturday evening / Sunday morning.
Hope you are going to join myself, @Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid for this special edition Readathon where we join with #MayMadness and aim to read a banned book or 2 this weekend.

TheReadingMermaid Woot woot 🤘🏻🎉🙌👏 3h
TheReadingMermaid Also please be safe in your travels sweetie. Let us all know how the christening goes 😃 3h
Samplergal I‘m in! 2h
EadieB I won‘t be able to read much this weekend either as I‘m babysitting on Friday all day and will be thoroughly exhausted as I also am babysitting on Thursday too! On Saturday I have a family birthday party to go to so not many hours left for reading. 2h
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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#MaeveBinchyBuddyRead #TheCopperBeech

Discussion of Maura and Eddie Chapters

Question 5 of 5

EadieB I think Chris and Eddie could have a good future. Chris held back information that she had one leg shorter than the other but I thought that Eddie was very kind to her about her leg so I think even though they weren‘t honest in the beginning they showed that they were willing to forgive and forget all that had transpired. 2h
cobwebmoth I think that they can be happy together. Chris seems to be a good match for Eddie. 40m
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Maura and Eddie Chapters

Question 4 of 5

EadieB Eddie seemed a bit of a dreamer. He daydreamed of his father writing him letters and even wrote letters to his father but never mailed them. He had a pen pal in Scotland and led her to believe that he was a girl. In the end, she told him that she knew he was a boy all along. They soon fell in love and ended up engaged. 2h
cobwebmoth I like Eddie. He's definitely a dreamer, but he seems to have a good heart. 41m
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Maura and Eddie Chapters

Question 3 of 5

EadieB I think Gloria and her husband lied about the jewels being stolen in order to collect the insurance money to pay their debts. Maura should have given the jewels to the police as soon as she found them. Maura‘s plan to sell the jewels could have gotten her arrested and was a very bad idea as everyone is wondering where Maura got the money to buy the cottage. 2h
cobwebmoth I agree. I think the whole situation with the jewels seemed very risky. 42m
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Maura and Eddie Chapters

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EadieB I think it was awful the way Gerry treated Maura. He totally took advantage of her from the very beginning. As soon as he found out there was a problem with the baby, he left for England never to return. Maura should never have gotten involved with Gerry in the first place. 3h
cobwebmoth I thought that Gerry's reaction to the news about the baby was drastic and very sad. I think Maura's life is pretty full with her son in it. 44m
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Maura and Eddie Chapters

Question 1 of 5

EadieB If Maura was slow in her school work and wanted to be a cleaner or maid then I think Father Gunn should have encouraged her in her decision. 3h
cobwebmoth I think it's fine as long as she's content with her decision. 47m
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Will shortly post the discussion questions for the Maura and Eddie Chapters in the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead of #TheCopperBeech. Will put them under a spoiler alert so as not to spoil anyone‘s reading.

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This has been the most enjoyable of all the Harry Potter books so far, very much enjoyed it. Have to say Stephen Fry has done an excellent job with the Harry Potter Audiobooks, really brought the characters and the stories to life. You can certainly feel things coming to a head. I look forward to listening to book 6 in June. #HPBuddyRead

TheReadingMermaid Very nice 👌 1d
TheReadingMermaid Sweetie did you ever get my email about our read-a-thon? 1d
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ReadingOverSleeping Never did the audiobooks and now I feel like I have to! 1d
Andrew65 @ReadingOverSleeping Definitely recommend them. 21h
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid I will send a reply tonight. 😊 21h
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Shancarrig School and Maddy Chapters.

Question 5 of 5

EadieB I don‘t think Father Barry should have explicitly sought out Maddy in order to tell her he was getting married and leaving the priesthood as I feel that was very hurtful to Maddy especially since Father Barry knew her feelings for him. (edited) 2d
cobwebmoth Yes! How could he be so oblivious as to think that she wouldn't be hurt by his decision?! 2d
Andrew65 This was plain cruel and totally selfish. How could he do this when she had previously declared her loved for him and he said he loved her. Words fail me about his actions! 😡 @cobwebmoth @EadieB Felt so sorry for Maddie, she deserved to be treated better. (edited) 1d
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Shancarrig School and Maddy Chapters.

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EadieB I think Father Barry is a bit weak in his actions with Maddy and if he is completely serious about the priesthood then he needs to stay away from Maddy. 2d
cobwebmoth Badly. I found his attitude rather selfish. 2d
Andrew65 Very badly! Eventually did the right thing bit not before he had taken things too far! A very weak man by the look of it. Agree @cobwebmoth very selfish! @EadieB 1d
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Shancarrig School and Maddy Chapters.

Question 3 of 5

EadieB I think Maddy and Father Barry became infatuated with each other. I think Father Barry gave Maddy mixed signals and she became confused and asked him to leave the priesthood. I think Father Barry did the right thing by telling Maddy that once a priest, always a priest. I think Father Barry needs to stay stronger in his commitment to the priesthood by staying away from Maddy and not send her mixed messages. 2d
cobwebmoth I think it was natural for her to be drawn to him since she had no other friends. I think he used her even though he knew he wasn't going to let things go further. He should have distanced himself from her before things got so intense. 2d
Andrew65 @EadieB Definitely totally infatuated with each other and very mixed signals being given out. A Father stroking / caressing her breast! REALLY! 😳 😱 😡Father Barry eventually did the right thing but seemed to be leading her on prior to this. Maddy certainly tried to tempt him, including suggesting stealing money to go with her to Peru! @cobwebmoth (edited) 1d
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Shancarrig School and Maddy Chapters.

Question 2 of 5

EadieB I think the children felt left out and that‘s why they destroyed the cakes. They should have been punished somehow but I think things would have went better if they made the children feel included. 2d
cobwebmoth I agree. If they had been included then they wouldn't have felt the need to take matters into their own hands. Things still worked out, so I think making them clean up was fitting. 2d
Andrew65 Certainly needed to look at including the children more, strange how they instantly knew who had done it! Punishment seemed fairly appropriate. @EadieB @cobwebmoth 1d
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Shancarrig School and Maddy Chapters.

Question 1 of 5

EadieB Shancarrig seemed like a peaceful community with a church and school where the children were prepared to go out into the world. 2d
cobwebmoth It seems like a small community, where everyone knows what's going on with everyone. 2d
Andrew65 I agree feels a nice quiet village in Ireland, very typical of Maeve Binchy Books. @EadieB @cobwebmoth 1d
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Will shortly be posting the discussion prompts for the first two chapters of #TheCopperBeech under spoiler alerts so as not to spoil anyone‘s reading.

#MaeveBinchyBuddyRead

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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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Okay starting this for #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead, thought I owned a copy. But unless it is hiding (and my books are mischievous like this 😂) I don‘t, so just bought the audiobook.

catebutler I just borrowed the audiobook from the library. It‘s been so fun to listen today. 2d
Andrew65 @catebutler Is yours read by Kate Binchy? 2d
catebutler @Andrew65 Yes! I was going to look up to see if she was a daughter. I really like how she narrates this, her accent is perfect for an Irish book. 2d
catebutler @Andrew65 Apparently she‘s a cousin, how interesting! 2d
Andrew65 @catebutler Yes, I had initially assumed it was her daughter too. I‘ve heard her narrate a previous Maeve Binchy book and she did a great job. 2d
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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This is the schedule for the May #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead of #TheCopperBeech which starts today.

All welcome to join. 😊

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SS-GB | Len Deighton
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Started reading SS-GB for the #CenturyOfBooks Challenge. Trying to work my way through the 1970s this month.

JazzFeathers I've heard good things about this and l like the premise. How are you liking it? 4d
Andrew65 @JazzFeathers Only about a tenth of the way in but enjoying it so far. 4d
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The Copper Beech | Maeve Binchy
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On Sunday the May #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead will start. This month we are reading #TheCopperBeech which is another of her big books.

All welcome to join us! 😊👍

The schedule will be posted over the weekend.

catebutler Definitely going to try to read this, I fell behind with the last two, but want to keep reading. 😬 6d
Andrew65 @catebutler Great to have you with us. 😊 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 I‘m on the train coming home from New Orleans so I‘m starting the book. Do you have the schedule made up for 4d
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Andrew65 @EadieB Stupidly away from home and left the book at home! 😱 Friday was a stressful afternoon!Downloaded the free sample from Kindle and it has 10 named chapters. Is that correct? If so I suggest reading two chapters at a time and posting the questions, and posting the first questions tomorrow. That way allows us and others to read other books alongside it. 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 Ok Sounds good. I actually split the book myself into sections and two chapters for each section was what I chose too! Great minds.....! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Lol! 👍😊 3d
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Started listening to the fifth book in the Harry Potter Series. Now at 816 pages and 30 hours of audio, this is a BIG book! Stephen Fry though, does an excellent job with the #audiobooks. #HPBuddyRead

TheReadingMermaid I've still been trying to get through the audiobook for #3 😞 6d
Swe_Eva I could listen to Stephen Fry read pretty much anything! 6d
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Who reads yours? 6d
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Andrew65 @Swe_Eva Definitely Agree! 6d
TheReadingMermaid I just found one that they have on YouTube. I don't think it says the person who is reading. But I will double check for you and let you know 6d
tracey38 He is an amazing reader for the HP series! 6d
BooknerdsLife Stephen Fry makes every book better! But he sure made Harry Potter comes to life! Sadly there‘s always a long waiting list for this HP audio books from my library , so worth it tho! Enjoy 🙌🏼💖 6d
BooknerdsLife @Swe_Eva Hahaa totally agree 😆 6d
BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid is your copy read by Stephen Fry? 6d
TheReadingMermaid @BooknerdsLife I actually don't know I just looked it up on YouTube. But it is a male voice that is narrating it. I will have to double-check and get back to you guys. 6d
BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid oh I see... do you think maybe a different narrator might help you get through the book? Or is it the plot? 6d
TheReadingMermaid @BooknerdsLife I'm actually not sure. I started off reading my paper copies that I have and for some reason I just didn't feel like reading the third book. I don't know what it is exactly. I'm still healing from the hospital kind of and I don't want to force myself to read something so I tried the audiobook instead. Maybe I should try speeding it up? Maybe it's just too slow? 6d
BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid awww I didn‘t know! Hope everything‘s well & speedy recover to you 🙏🏼💖 Maybe you‘re just not in the right mood for it? Try put it aside for awhile and pick it up at different time? For me, the wrong narrator can totally ruin the book & it had happened, but sometimes speeding up the audio might help too. I hope you can find a way & enjoy rest of the series🤗💙 6d
TheReadingMermaid @BooknerdsLife I hope so too girl! I was really looking forward to this Harry Potter buddy read. Now I'm afraid I won't finish the series. And thank you for the well wishes I appreciate that. Things are getting much better but every day is different so I just never know. But so far so good 😊 6d
BooknerdsLife @TheReadingMermaid awww don‘t put too much pressure on the reading & yourself! I‘m sure you can always catch up on the buddy read. Just focus on your own well being first 🙏🏼💖 which should be your priority and you‘re welcome 😘😘 Hang In there ☺️🙌🏼 6d
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Banned Books | Marcia Amidon Lusted
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Can‘t wait for May‘s #24B4Monday Readathon, which for this month is carried out in conjunction and partnership with #MayMadmess being led by the wonderful @Clwojick , @RadicalReader and @TheReadingMermaid . This month as part of this we are challenging you to see if you can read banned books during the Readathon.

This link might help you know some popular banned books :

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_books_banned_by_governments

TheReadingMermaid Thanks for providing the links darlin! That really helps 😘😘 6d
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Thought it would help people identify banned books, some real surprises on there! 6d
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TheReadingMermaid IKR??? 🤦🏻‍♀️ 6d
Clwojick An you believe that Charlottes Web is Banned?! What the flip! 6d
RamsFan1963 I'm off most of that weekend, so I plan to participate, but I don't have many banned books. Off the list, I have Brave New World, Animal Farm and Naked Lunch. 6d
Andrew65 @Clwojick Just Incredible, such seditious spiders out there. Clearly worried Charlotte was planning to take over the world! 😂😳🤷‍♂️ 6d
Andrew65 @RamsFan1963 I still need to search out what I own or yet need to read. 6d
TheReadingMermaid Don't forget about my email sweetheart. Big things are going on and I'd like you to be a part of them if you want to 😁 6d
BooknerdsLife Awww great idea with the banned books! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Going to look through the list! Thank you for the link 🤗💖📚 6d
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Do people agree with this decision, or would you have gone with Michelle Obama‘s book. Think I‘ve seen more positives for that book on Litsy than Normal People.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48258405

squirrelbrain I haven‘t read Normal People yet but.... based on the fact that I liked Conversations with Friends but adored Becoming, I‘d have gone with Michelle... 1w
bookandcat I loved both books but they are very different and hard to compare. 🤔 1w
Andrew65 @bookandcat Agree, very different style of books. 1w
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Tanisha_A I have read NP, and I loved it. Yet to read Becoming, but yes very different genres to compare. 1w
Kimberlone Since it‘s a British award, I‘m not surprised that Normal People beat out Michelle Obama 1w
Andrew65 @Kimberlone Good point, although Michelle Obama got some big crowds at her events in the U.K. @TrishB and others from Litsy were in the audience. (edited) 1w
Tove_Reads Didn‘t care too much for Normal People, but did enjoy Becoming. 4d
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I‘ve heard mixed views for (edited) 4d
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The Inimitable Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
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Started listening to The Inimitable Jeeves for my #CenturyOfBooks Challenge. This one was first published in 1923.

Pricel101 I read all the Jeeves in the ‘80‘s! Just the right amount of 🙃 silly. I was reading way too much Anthony Burgess & Graham Greene, Jeeves was a breath of fresh air! 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I like reading about Jeeves! 2w
Andrew65 @Pricel101 Definitely a good antidote to Burgess and Greene. 2w
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LeahBergen Love! 💕 2w
Aimeesue Plum!❤️❤️❤️ 2w
RealBooks4ever Love this book! 💜 2w
tdrosebud Wodehouse is so much fun to read! 1w
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Dead Men | Stephen Leather
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Still playing catch-up!

Week 19/52 2019- #BookStats
6 Books Finished, 2253 Pages Read

Books Read 94/200
Pages Read 39,618 / 85000
#Chunksters 9/25 (1 this week)
#CenturyOfBooks 36/100 (4 this week)
#LitsyAtoZ 21/26 (0 this week)
#SeriesUpToDate 11/25 (0 this week)
#SeriesCompleted 4/15 (0 this week)

Buddy / Group Reads Completed : 36 (2 this week)

Palimpsest How are you enjoying the Ellis Peters mysteries? I read two and one I had already seen the movie version of. Do they have to be read in order? I think I didn‘t continue because I wasn‘t finding all of them at half price books and wanted to read them in order of publication. I specifically like that they are historical/ medieval. 2w
Andrew65 @Palimpsest They are very enjoyable reads, love the tibalries between the monks! I wasn‘t reading them in order and they held up very well, but decided to go back and try reading them in order to see if any underlying themes come through. They are set at a very turbulent time in English History. (edited) 2w
Palimpsest @Andrew65 thanks! I think I am going to re-visit them. Two of my favorite books are The Name of the Rose and Morality Play, so I‘m happy when I come across books of that ilk. 2w
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The Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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Playing catch-up!

Week 18/52 2019- #BookStats
9 Books Finished, 3452 Pages Read

Books Read 88/200
Pages Read 37,365 / 85000
#Chunksters 8/25 (1 this week)
#CenturyOfBooks 32/100 (2 this week)
#LitsyAtoZ 21/26 (0 this week)
#SeriesUpToDate 11/25 (2 this week)
#SeriesCompleted 4/15 (1 this week)

Buddy / Group Reads Completed : 34 (3 this week)

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Dance Upon the Air | Nora Roberts
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Loved this book! 😍
#DancingOnMyOwn #AMonthofSongs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover 💞 2w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 2w
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I read this book for the letter X on my Author #LitsyAtoZ. I have to say it was quite a refreshing read, & quite a contrast - one person‘s journey before, during & after the Chinese Cultural Revolution. A great memoir if you enjoy memoirs & had a backdrop of music to the book, which is interesting given the aims of the Cultural Revolution. If you are more into music and the classical composers I think you will enjoy this book even more than I did.

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He may have been 100 but he had a great #LustForLife .I really enjoyed this book, a great journey through some of the historical events of the 20th Century. I need to read the new sequel, The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred Year Old Man.
#MayMovieMagic

Aims42 I loved this!! Such a great adventure 😃 2w
Andrew65 @Aims42 Totally agree! 😊 (edited) 2w
rohit-sawant Great pick! 2w
Ardachy A great read as is the sequel. 2w
Andrew65 @Ardachy That‘s good to hear. 2w
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This is the schedule for the Group Read of The14th Colony, the 11th book in the Cotton Malone Series by Steve Berry. This group read takes place on Librarything but posting the schedule in case anyone wants to read along.

EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 2w
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Started listening to this book, covering one person‘s experiences before and during the Cultural Revolution in China. Listening to this for letter X in my author audiobook #LitsyAtoZ.

Suet624 Oooohhh, sounds interesting. 2w
Andrew65 @Suet624 It is quite interesting so far. 2w
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About to start The 14th Colony, book 11 in the Cotton Malone Series. Another series I am a long way through. I‘m reading this as part of a Group Read on Librarything. I‘ll post the schedule later on in case anyone wants to read along.

EadieB @Andrew65 Glad to see you finally got the book! 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes finally managed to lay my hand on one. Quite a big read by the look of it. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Started the audio today! Looks like you‘ll be learning more US History! 2w
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Andrew65 @EadieB The last few books seem to have become very centred on US history. Is it still Scott Brick doing the audiobooks? 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes it's still Scott Brick! 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Is that good or bad for you? 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I like him so it‘s good. How about you? Do you like him? 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB He‘s got quite a unique style but I think it works for the Cotton books. I know he isn‘t popular at all with some. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I‘m surprised! I really like his voice. 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB He has got a very distinctive voice. 2w
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Never Tell | Lisa Gardner
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New to the Detective D D Warren Series this year.
#YouNeverCanTell #MayMovieMagic

rohit-sawant Interesting! 2w
TrishB One of my all time fav series! 2w
Andrew65 @TrishB Hope things go well and smoothly as possible for you tomorrow. Sending best thoughts. Stay strong. 😊 2w
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Andrew65 @TrishB Only Read one book by her, need to try more. 2w
Andrew65 @TrishB Just checked, the one I Read was in the FBI Profiler Series. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I've read Gone, Hide and The Perfect Husband. I think I ROOed! lol (edited) 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB You ROO!!!! 😳 The Perfect Husband was the one I read. 2w
TrishB 🙏 thank you. 🤞🏻 2w
TrishB The D D Warren series is amazing! 2w
EadieB @TrishB Would have to agree! I think Lisa Gardner is an awesome author! 2w
TrishB @EadieB agreed- never let me down yet. 2w
Andrew65 @TrishB Will need to add it to my list. Shhhhhhh! Don‘t tell @Cinfhen 😂 2w
Cinfhen Of course you 3 are having a lovely conversation @EadieB @TrishB @Andrew65 #MySeriesSquad ❣️❣️❣️ 2w
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#ThereWasThisGirl #AMonthofSongs
Love Lisa Jewell books, and this was a good read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Clever tie in! 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB 👍😊 2w
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve only read one Lisa Jewel but I want to read more! 2w
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Yet to Read one I haven‘t enjoyed. 2w
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Started reading the first book in the Brother Cadfael series, this one was written in 1977. #CenturyofBooks

Aimeesue I looooooove Brother Cadfael. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Herschelian I loved the Cadfael books when they were first published. Your post has reminded me, time for a re-read methinks. BTW the BBC made them into a wonderful TV series starring one of our greatest actors Derek Jacobi as Cadfael. 2w
Freespirit I liked this book alot also❤️I didn‘t realise there was a TV series @Herschelian. Thank you I need to investigate! 2w
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LeahBergen I‘ve read several of these (the first 5 or 6?). They‘re so fun. 2w
rwmg @Herschelian I thought individual episodes were brilliant, but as a series it was terrible. They did the books in the wrong order (thus ruining the arc following the war and some other arcs which would be spoilers) and the change of Hugh was distracting as well. 2w
Sarah83 Did you watch the TV series? 2w
Andrew65 @Sarah83 @Herschelian @rwmg Yes I loved the TV Series and Derek Jacobi was excellent in the role of Cadfael. Great interpretation of the rivalries and friction between the different monks amongst the murders. @Freespirit @Aimeesue @LeahBergen (edited) 2w
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@Tove_Reads and @EadieB This book looks really interesting and says ‘novel to rival C J Sansom‘ which is what caught my interest. It does say debut novel but this is the second book in the Nicholas Shelby Series. Book 1, The Angel‘s Mark has a rating of 4.29 on Goodreads.

EadieB @Andrew65 That‘s interesting! Looks good! 2w
Melissa_J This does sound good! 2w
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Andrew65 @Melissa_J Thought it would interest you. 2w
Tove_Reads Sounds good! Now I remember that we have not set a date for the second Parris. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 You can do Litsy on your computer now: https://www.litsy.com/web/home 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes I had seen that. I actually like the simplicity (and quickness) of using it as an App. Hopefully being on the internet doesn‘t change the feel of Litsy world. 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Would most probably have to be in June for me. @EadieB (edited) 2w
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The Woman in the Lake | Nicola Cornick
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Okay have to admit feeling a little bit disappointed in this book, after having read her excellent House of Shadows. This one just didn‘t seem to have the same depth and not really sure I can say it really had any redeeming characters. I actually struggle to think it was written by the same author. I will continue with her books but hope the next one gets back to the quality of the previous book.

EadieB @Andrew65 That‘s bad news! 2w
Melissa_J That‘s exactly how I felt about the book, Andrew. 2w
Andrew65 @Melissa_J Great minds 👍 2w
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Andrew65 @EadieB Yes very disappointing. 2w
Crazeedi Thanks for review!! 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Just sorry it wasn‘t a better one! 😔 2w
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This Dr Seuss book seems a good choice for #AMonthOfSongs today. #YouSay

RadicalReader Love this title 2w
OriginalCyn620 Yes it is! 👌🏻📚🎶 2w
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A bit of lateral thinking for #MayMovieMagic today.
#GimmeShelter is the opening track from the Rolling Stones Album ‘LET IT BLEED‘ and that is the title of the seventh book in the wonderful Rebus Series by Ian Rankin. I loved this book and gave it 5 stars.

Itchyfeetreader Wow that‘s some mental gymnastics - like your style! 2w
Andrew65 @Itchyfeetreader Thanks. If memory serves me correctly I think he said he named the book after the album. (edited) 2w
rohit-sawant Great interpretation! 👏🏼👏🏼 2w
Cinfhen Well done 🙌🏻❣️ 2w
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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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This is the deal of the day on Audible today, available for Q9.99 (UK).

ReadWithAJ And it‘s a pretty good book too 2w
Andrew65 @ReadWithAJ That‘s good to hear because I just bought it. Thanks 😊👍 2w
ReadWithAJ @Andrew65 it‘s slow in the beginning but once it picks up I couldn‘t put it down 2w
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Andrew65 @ReadWithAJ I look forward to getting to it. Often psychological suspense books are slow in the beginning as the context is set. 2w
Ms_T Thanks for the tag 👍🏻 2w
Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag 📚📖 2w
TrishB Have this on kindle 👍🏻 2w
Andrew65 @TrishB Hope you recovered your voice for your conference slot today. 👍 2w
Andrew65 @Ms_T @Birdsong28 You‘re welcome. 😊 2w
TrishB It was a bit croaky but survived!! I was on that much of a high that I wasn‘t even nervous! 2w
Andrew65 @TrishB I can imagine, using Liverpool and the video clips for my motivational speech to Year 6 on Friday before they do their SATs next week. Such great pictures of what success looks like and why we should work to achieve It. Also will be using the message on the T-Shirt. The singing at the ending was special! (edited) 2w
TrishB My daughter was videoing me at the end during the singing 😱 but it was very special! There are special messages there about never giving up- Mo was right!! Hope the students like it 👍🏻 2w
Andrew65 @TrishB a lot of messages and the pictures of the faces are key too. Will let you know how it goes. 2w
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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I‘ve focused on the red for this one, and the Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown. This is the first book of the Red Rising Series. Is that the right wing? 😂. Can‘t think of Red Rising without #No1FanGirl coming to mind. @DGRachel
#RedRightHand #MayMovieMagic

DGRachel 🥰🥰😘 2w
Cinfhen And I always think of @Dragon when it comes to this series!!!! 🐲 2w
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Isn‘t it interesting how we connect books with series! 2w
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen I really enjoyed that series! 👍😀🐉 2w
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Lord of the Rings | J R R Tolkein
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Did someone mention rings? #7Rings
Can only be One ring...Lord of the Rings!

7 to the Dwarf Lords!

One Ring to rule them all!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-NyuRNSA7zs

#AMonthOfSongs

melissajayne When I saw this post, I couldn't help but remember the Big Bang Theory episode in which the guys got a huge box of junk and inside was a ring from the movie and how Sheldon thought he had turned into Gollum. 2w
Andrew65 @melissajayne That was a great episode! Rather like the one with the Time Machine as well. Wonderful television! 2w
melissajayne @Andrew65 I wasn't a fan of the Time Machine episode, although I loved the Gorn nightmares that Sheldon ended up having at the end of the episode. 2w
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 2w
Andrew65 @melissajayne He did suffer didn‘t he! 2w
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The Woman in the Lake | Nicola Cornick
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Started listening to this book today as my commute book. Read her book The House of Shadows last month and it was one of my favourite reads of the month. This is another timeslip book and I hope it is as good. Yet another of those fashionable covers, but love the colours on this one.

EadieB That‘s the third in the series. I read the other 2! 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘ve only just noticed tonight they are in a series, and not read the second one. 😱 So unintentionally ROOing. 2w
Crazeedi A new author to check out! Andrew you're always giving me more books to investigate! 😉❣ 2w
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Andrew65 @Crazeedi That‘s both good and bad. 😂 I heartily recommend the book on this comment, a wonderful story. (edited) 2w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I will add to my tbr! 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I didn‘t think you knew it was a series. I got the 2nd book from NetGalley so I was ROOing at that time! 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Hope you enjoy it. 🤗 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Spot on! 2w
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After You: A Novel | Jojo Moyes
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#WithoutMe
Book 1 and 2 of the Me Before You Series, tissues required. 😭😭😭 How do you go on without me?
#AMonthOfSongs

OriginalCyn620 Great choice for the prompt! 😢💔 2w
micamaldita Currently reading the first book. I hope to get it done before the week ends. 😊 2w
SarahHarts_books Haven't read these yet. But have been meaning to for a while. They both look good. 2w
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Andrew65 @micamaldita Hope you are enjoying it. 2w
Andrew65 @SarahHarts_books There is also a third in the series, (edited) 2w
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Thanks 😊👍 2w
SarahHarts_books Oh thank you! I actually didn't know about the 3rd! I'll have to add it to my stack! 👍 2w
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Let‘s go for the literal today. #DontStopMeNow
This looks an interesting romantic comedy. Has anyone read it?
#MayMovieMagic

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Ritual | Mo Hayder
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Mehso-so

This was somewhere between so-so and pick. Like the others in the series there was a lot of detail early on but more sub-plots, too many in my opinion. Others have really picked up in the second half of the book, but this one didn‘t do so to the same extent. The hardest thing to bear was that there were so many changes for Jack from the previous one, and four years had elapsed. I thought I‘d missed a book in the series, but sadly not. 👇

Andrew65 I feel the author took a few too many liberties with the reader in this one with all the changes. It just didn‘t feel like the same series as a result. Hopefully the next one will get back to the overall standard of the first two. 🤞 (edited) 2w
julesG Right, it felt like Hayder was working on a new series and then noticed it might sell better with Jack in it. It's been ages since I read it, but Jack felt like edited into the plot. Probably the reason why I stopped reading the series although I got the next books. 2w
Andrew65 @julesG Definitely felt very different and with Jack as co-star rather than star. Strange decision. If she wanted to do this there should have been a book in between to show what went wrong with his relationship. 2w
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EadieB @Andrew65 Nice review! Same way I felt about this book! 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, I felt we had similar viewpoints on it. I‘m convinced a book should be written between the second and third one. I think it‘s even more stark having only read the second one last week! 🤞for book 4. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I think you‘re right! All of a sudden he was in Bristol and nothing about the relationship he was in ending. 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB There wasn‘t even that much said about the relationship. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 That was very poor on her part. 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Agreed. 2w
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Harold Fry was certainly prepared to walk a long way to try and see Miss Queenie Hennessy before she died.
A wonderful book!
#HowFarIllGo #MayMovieMagic

Kaila-ann Very cute book. The counterpart was good as well 2w
Andrew65 @Kaila-ann Yes, I loved both of them. 2w
Cinfhen So sweet🥰 2w
rohit-sawant 💜💜 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💗👍🏻 2w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 (edited) 2w
SW-T Two good reads 😊📚 2w
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Red Dragon | Thomas Harris
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If anyone in the U.K. wants the Hannibal Lecter series - all four books are available for 99p each, but only for today.

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Ritual | Mo Hayder
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Starting Ritual, Book 3 in the Jack Caffery series, which I am reading with @Tove_Reads and @EadieB
#MoHayderBuddyRead #JackCafferyBuddyRead

EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_reads I started this yesterday. 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB What a change in his life in this one, compared to the last book. 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes, now that he‘s in Bristol working with Flea. Hayder seems to have new characters in each book. @Tove_Reads 2w
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Andrew65 @EadieB Shame we have lost some of the other characters. @Tove_Reads 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I agree! I think I like book 1 and 2 better. This one is somewhat different because it has more subplots. @Tove_Reads 2w
julesG Please don't forget to alert me around book 5,so I can join you. Pretty please. 😊 2w
julesG PS: It took me a moment to realize that this book was more about Flea than Jack. Somehow. 2w
Andrew65 @julesG We will. 👍😊 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB So far this one is less gritty. It feels strange compared to the others. @julesG Most definitely so far feels more about Flea. @Tove_Reads 2w
Tove_Reads I thought it wasn‘t as good as the others because I read it in Swedish. Somehow crime translated in to the Swedish can be blah. But, yeah, feels like another author took over. @EadieB 2w
EadieB @Tove_Reads Hopefully the next one will be better. @Andrew65 2w
Andrew65 Where are either of you up to. I‘m up to chapter 23. @EadieB @Tove_Reads (edited) 2w
Tove_Reads Chapter 21. Will have to do some work now, so won‘t read until tomorrow morning. 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘m still hoping his one will get better. 2w
Andrew65 Just checked this one has the lowest rating in the series. @Tove_Reads @EadieB 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Well at least they do get better than this one! @Tove_Reads 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Now over halfway, Chapter 31. Not much in this book about a murder (or not) investigation. 🤔 @Tove_Reads 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I like it better when the author does 1 major plot or investigation instead of all these subplots. This book is boring in parts! @Tove_Reads 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Certainly Agree, tough to read continuously! 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I did audio plus book. Easier to get thru boring parts. @Tove_Reads 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Audio is always better for that! With a book like this you keep thinking do I rest from it and start a new book, or try to plough on so I get finished quicker. (edited) 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I would just plow thru and be done with it. Otherwise it will keep haunting you. @Tove_Reads 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB 😂 So true! It‘s not a series I‘ve fallen in love with! @Tove_Reads (edited) 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 It is pretty gritty with some nasty themes and characters! @Tove_Reads 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB I just find them to have not much of a flow, wanting me to keep reading on. I felt this with the last one too, and a bit fed up with all the Ewan story. It seems to dominate the books more than the murders / abductions etc. @Tove_Reads 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I like the Jane Casey and Adrian McKinty books better. Maybe we should put this series on hold after this one. @Tove_Reads 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB The Adrian McKinty and Jane Casey books are definitely more enjoyable reads. @Tove_Reads 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 We can either try one more as a group or read them on our own. @Tove_Reads 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB We‘ll see what @Tove_Reads thinks. There are 4 more in the series, and she hasn‘t written anything since 2014. 2w
Andrew65 Book 5 was an Edgar Award Winner. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Just read the description for the next book entitled Skin and it says: Devious and disturbing, it introduces one of Hayder's most horrifying villains yet. Sounds gritty and nasty to me. But, we can see what Tove_Reads thinks. (edited) 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Book 5 doesn‘t sound too bad. @Tove_Reads 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Book 4 sounds 😢😱😂 (edited) 2w
Tove_Reads @Andrew65 @EadieB Just Finished. It was a bit weird. Should we read the next one and make a decision after that one? It‘s quite common that one book in the series doesn‘t live up to the others. Remember Heartstone? 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads That was quick!!! Last night you were only on Chapter 21. I‘m on Chapter 38 (65%) and aiming to finish this afternoon. I imagine I‘ll finish the series, either individually or with both of you, even if don‘t improve. Hate to give up on a series in the middle. @EadieB (edited) 2w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I will finish the series as well. I doubt we will run out of series, since we haven‘t even started three we have recently discussed. 2w
Tove_Reads @Andrew65 ... and we have the second option we voted for, but chose the three we are reading now. 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads And that‘s just the tip of the iceberg! 😱 @EadieB Now on Chapter 50 (last 100 Pages). 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Remind me of the second option? 2w
Tove_Reads Hmm... don‘t remember all of them. I think David Hewson was one of them. Need to check the lists each of us made. 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Yes not read any David Henson yet. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I don‘t mind finishing Mo Hayder books since I own a few more. @Tove_Reads 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB We‘re almost half way through. This book like her others tedious in first half but gets better towards the end. Needs to write shorter books I think. @Tove_Reads (edited) 2w
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The Virgin in the Ice | Ellis Peters
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Started listening to The Virgin In The Ice, the sixth book in the Cadfael Series, this will cover 1982 for me in the #CenturyofBooks Challenge.

Sarah83 I will start this series again.... I own the whole series in German. 😍🎉 3w
Andrew65 @Sarah83 They are good reads. 😊 3w
Sarah83 @Andrew65 I read, I think, the first ten books about fifteen years ago. I should finish the series. 😍 3w
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Andrew65 @Sarah83 I‘m hoping to get through a few of the series this year. Got 3 planned for this month alone. 3w
rwmg So sad she didn't have time to finish the series. She wrote the last one but didn't have time to cover the whole war. All you series authors out there, write faster - you never know. 3w
Andrew65 @rwmg Yes very sad. Similar things happened to Sue Grafton in the alphabet series - only got to Y. 3w
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Better Than Life | Grant Naylor
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You can‘t beat Red Dwarf, even #better when it‘s read by Chris Barrie.
#AMonthOfSongs

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 3w
SW-T Yes! Red Dwarf is the best 😂 3w
kezzlou85 I love Red Dwarf. Got the books. 3w
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