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Balibee146

Balibee146

Joined September 2016

'I'm not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.' Scottish and dog obsessed, also cat person ❤️
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Latest audible purchase #audible

TrishB I just brought this last week 👍🏻 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB 👍👍 expecting to get really angry though! 2mo
TrishB I‘m reading this at the moment and my blood is boiling!! 2mo
Balibee146 Added to TBR @TrishB 2mo
mreads Reading this now, only one chapter a day it's making me so mad. And ironically brought it home the day the 2 woman space walk was cancelled cause they didn't have two suits available. 😡 2mo
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An interesting premise though jury is still out for me on this title overall.... Good to challenge your own assumptions sometimes though!
#kindle

kathedron I thought he made some valid points but he seemed unaware of how much of an "insider" he is in how his work life is structured. 2mo
Balibee146 @kathedron yes you hit the nail on the head 👍 2mo
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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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I've been reading all of 2019 but it's been boring, boring business and textbooks...... Starting to read for fun again now and kicking off with this which was a pressie from the fab @TrishB

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 2mo
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Somehow managed to have about 5 books part done... None of them suiting 10 minute snatches of reading in my crazy busy January 🙄😛
So this has been perfect for the last couple of days... I love Dawn French.... This is the closest you can get to a natter with her over a cuppa and a nice gentle read. Despite the Sunday Mail quote on the cover it's not at all self help-y if that's not your thing ❤️❤️

JamieArc I didn‘t know this existed! I love Dawn French! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
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Thank you so much for the postcard @TrishB. Missing you and my Litsy family.... Hardly read a page since Boxing Day arghgh.... The work rush shall hopefully ease off soon! 😘😘😘

TrishB You‘re welcome 😁 catch up soon 😘 4mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Sorry I've hardly been on and hardly read a thing in last two weeks... Back soon xx

TrishB 👍🏻 hope all is good. 4mo
Balibee146 Hi @TrishB just too busy to have me time (expected)... someone has been stealing my business advertising, most probably a rival, which sucks but otherwise all okay... Got through the first anniversary of dad's death and raised a glass to him. I'll be back properly soon xx 4mo
TrishB 😘 take care x 4mo
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Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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Not a fan of these tie in covers... But only £4 for a new copy.... Do UK Littens know when it's on BBC One... Hardly ever watch telly but would give this a look if it hasn't started already (or iPlayer I suppose lol)
#foodshoppingfail #mountTBR

squirrelbrain It starts tonight! (edited) 5mo
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Predictions | Sian Griffiths
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JackOBotts LOL! This is wonderful! 🤗 5mo
Avanders 😆😆 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂Omg I love this!!! 5mo
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Liatrek 🤣🤣🤣I was nervous to read it at first lol 5mo
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
ju.ca.no I love it😂😂 5mo
merelybookish I'm all good! 📚📚📚 5mo
Lcsmcat Perfect! 😂 5mo
TNbookworm Yes! Perfect!! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm I see ‘smorebooks‘ 😉 Yum 😋😁 5mo
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😉😉

Cathythoughts Nice one ♥️👍🏻 5mo
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Just remembered I hadn't chosen my Amazon First Reads this month.... Tough choosing between two of them but hope this is as good as it sounds! #mountTBR #kindle

cathysaid This is the one I got as well. 5mo
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Finally | Wendy Mass
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Aaaaaand relax 😘😘🎄🎅

TrishB Enjoy ❤️ 5mo
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More early pressie exchanges... A member of my family actually bought me a Book!!!! 😂😂😂 Always wanted to read her but never have.... Guessing this is a later one in an ongoing series though??

mdm139 Pretty cover 5mo
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Preferences | Christoph Fehige, Ulla Wessels
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1. Either
2. Author
3. Always 😥😥😥
4. 1000+ pages about the Clans please
5. Always
@Kalalalatja #bookishwouldyourather

Kalalalatja 🙌🙌 5mo
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Thank you so much @TrishB I love them..... Going to have a King family reading fest again in the new year so these beauties will be getting all the love.... Already scoffed the choc.... Only lover of the dark stuff in the house yay 😋😋
Thankyou dear friend for your thoughtfulness and generosity.... Much love to all of you ❤️❤️🎅🎄💕💕💕

TrishB Have a lovely time ❤️ Needful Things is one of my favs. We‘ve nearly finished fixing and cleaning and your box is winking at me! 5mo
Balibee146 @TrishB 😉😉 5mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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#99pOnKindle #purchased
For £0.99 it would be rude not to....
#mountTBR #cantstopwontstop

AlaMich SO rude!! 😆 5mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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It was nearly a so so as I think it dragged a bit in the middle but the beginning and the end sections were so, well, powerful it has to be a Pick with some qualifications.
Difficult to read in places - Alderman doesn't sugar coat the brutality and casual violence but never voyeuristic; it is the casualness of the violence and abuse of power, the glee in hurting others that is difficult to bear but so well done.
Pic stolen off t'internet

JLaurenceCohen Need to add this to my list! 5mo
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Miracle on 34th Street | Valentine Davies
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Afternoon plans #currentlyreading and these ginger thin biccies from IKEA are yummy (also super cute heart shaped)

Lcsmcat Two marvelous books. 5mo
kathedron Damn! I knew there was something we were meant to go to IKEA for but I forgot what it was. 😖 5mo
Balibee146 @kathedron we got the very last tubs off display areas (staff said OK!) in our local one over a week ago! Thanks for your card lovely...alas all my letters etc. are in storage for more reno and I didn't have a note of your address here... So a random nice card in the new year will be winging its way to you 😘😘 5mo
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The Ladybird Book of the Sickie | Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris
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Sorry I've been Awol but I've been really sick for nearly 10 days.... Bleughhhhh. One of the joys of my second business.... 50+ plus folk in a queue all coughing sickness yuk germs and phlegm particles in your face 😷😱😰
Normal posting soon I hope.... Also hoping to get outside to Post Office tomorrow @TrishB 😉😘

Lovesbooks87 Oh no! Hope you feel better! 5mo
MrBook 😧 *biiiig hug from @BookBabe and me* 5mo
RadicalReader @Balibee146 wishing you a speedy recovery you‘re deeply missed here on Litsy love your content 5mo
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CouronneDhiver Yucky. Chicken soup for you 😕 5mo
TrishB I was hoping you were ok - thought you may have taken a few days out/time of year etc. Look after yourself 😘 and don‘t be worrying about the PO! 5mo
LeahBergen Oh, yuck. Feel better soon! ❤️ 5mo
Purrfectpages Feel better! 5mo
sprainedbrain Oh no... sorry you‘ve been sick! 5mo
Reggie I work in a casino where there‘s people who come in the flu because they can‘t stay away. So sorry your sick. Hope you feel better!! 5mo
batsy Feel better soon! 5mo
youneverarrived Hope you feel better soon 💚 5mo
Balibee146 @TrishB posted but maybe just missed the Xmas cut off.... Better late than never lol... Still sick but getting better now.... Just as well as I'm the only one who can cook our Christmas Dinner!! Lol xx 5mo
TrishB Hope you‘re feeling much better soon! There‘s a parcel at the PO that they tried to deliver yesterday - I‘ll let you know if that‘s it. Thank you 😘 have a lovely one . Card arrived 💜 5mo
Balibee146 @TrishB thanks... Posted both together so hopefully that's it. 😘😘🙏❤️ 5mo
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Will try for #25in5 though I may not make it I'm sure I'll have fun trying

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Beautiful Oops! | Barney Saltzberg
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Amazon Christmas shopping for other people and... Oops... Keep adding a wee extra for me to all the parcels... I should feel guilty but I work hard, right? #mountTBR #cantstopwontstop

LauraBeth You deserve it! 5mo
gradcat I‘m guilty! 5mo
Billypar I think Scarlett O'Hara approves 😀 5mo
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TrishB You go 👍🏻 5mo
Balibee146 @TrishB hoping next year is easier than 2018 then I'll have more time to read... Otherwise I'm acquiring faster than I'm finishing lol ⌚🙄📖😁 5mo
Balibee146 @Billypar 😂😂 5mo
Balibee146 @gradcat partners in crime.... 5mo
Balibee146 @LauraBeth 😘😘 5mo
TrishB I gave up worrying about the ratio of acquire/read. I think I probably average buying 30 a month and reading 15-20!!! They are piling up 😁 5mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Back to this one to finish after a reading break.... I've enjoyed it so far. #eveningplans

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What a beautiful little book, funny, sad, happy, silly then serious and moving.... Loved it ❤️📓❤️

TrishB I loved this. He‘s a very gifted writer. 5mo
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Lirael | Garth Nix
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Any book in the Abhorsen series, especially the middle of the original trilogy Lirael.... Or a bit of Potter 😉
#sundayfunday @sebrittain

mrsmarch YAAS SABRIEL 5mo
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Absolutely loving this #borrowed book - finishing today.
Any others in particular by Matt Haig recommended?? (already read How To Stop Time) ☺️

Tamra I liked this book. The first couple of chapters were hilarious. 5mo
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Thank you so much for your Christmas card and gifts @TrishB.... Oooh excited for Crimbles 😁🎄😁🎁🎄
Yours should reach you very soon... Plus that package I've been meaning to send you for ages lol #hopeless 😘😘😘

Jennick2004 That card! 💜 5mo
Texreader What a cute card! 5mo
Balibee146 @TrishB just caught my youngest about to 'help me' by opening them 😂😂 I was very restrained and didn't pretend I hadn't seen him 😜😜 5mo
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TrishB Lol 😁 it‘s always very tempting! My daughter is opposite end now and won‘t let you open before!! 5mo
Balibee146 @TrishB same with my older boy....having to be increasingly creative hiding things as he searches thoroughly including at his Nan's house 😂😂 5mo
TrishB I remember those days - searching for presents. I only found out in my teens that my mum hid all our presents in an elderly neighbours house- who loved being involved as she was on her own! 5mo
Balibee146 Awww @TrishB 🎄😍🎄 5mo
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You'd end up #frozen if you were exposed to Outer Space right? Plus I really need to make time for this short story collection.
#winterwonderland @TrishB @Cinfhen

TrishB Definitely frozen! 5mo
Balibee146 @Cinfhen 😂😂 5mo
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If Only | Jennifer Gilmore
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Hopefully tomorrow 🙏🙏🙏....... Hope you all have a great Saturday

ju.ca.no 🧡💛💚 5mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Word. That's me every day. 5mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️♥️ I hear you (edited) 5mo
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Prep our tax returns yawn
Work at 7am tomorrow, then visits from a plumber and an electrician more yawn, help my son finish his project about Trench warfare in WW1
IKEA are doing these tins of ginger thin Christmas shaped cookies yum yum
Tagged
Shout out to all the new Littens consider yourselves tagged 🙋🙋
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

CouronneDhiver Tax returns. No fun unless there‘s a refund involved. Lol 💸 5mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick If you and/or your son are into documentaries or WWI, Fathom Events has the Peter Jackson film doc They Shall Not Grow Old coming to theaters on Dec 17 & 27. Looks interesting! 5mo
Balibee146 Thanks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick sounds interesting... Will check it out 👍 5mo
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Other reads temporarily suspended so I can zip through this #borrowed book #currentlyreading

Reggie I loved this book!! 5mo
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Freebie second hand.... The premise looks interesting but no Litsy reviews..... UK author (Liverpool)....any opinions trusty Littens??

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Still behind on #winterwonderland..... These are the only books I have to hand featuring an #angel
Enjoyable YA.... Reminds me I wanted to finish the series.....
@TrishB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen 😇 5mo
TrishB Not heard of these ones! 5mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author I've written an angel book if you're looking for another book? 3mo
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Fun test! In Litsy terms I think I'm a pretty slow reader and I'm fine with that. Turns out that I'm average according to this test......wonder what number you'd get @TrishB 😉
http://projects.wsj.com/speedread/

DuckOfDoom I came out with 663 words... But that is not always the case, my reading speed varies a great deal depending on the book. The text was really simple, though 😁 5mo
Cathythoughts Must try later on 👍🏻😬 5mo
Leniverse I score a lot higher on these tests than my actual reading speed. Sure, I can zoom along and grasp content, but when I read a novel I read for more than just facts and info. And of course, like @DuckOfDoom says, it depends on the text! 5mo
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DuckOfDoom @Leniverse pretty good description, I totally agree. Reading a good book brings so much joy and I take my time. But it is cool to know that my top reading speed is so high 😁 5mo
Leniverse @DuckOfDoom Yes, your top speed is impressive! 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I get too nervous when I‘m timed 😬😆 5mo
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A day late again for #winterwonderland but The Wintersmith makes an appearance as a man made of snow.... So many snowman decorations picked up by my youngest boy... They are all over the house #frostythesnowman ⛄❄️⛄
@TrishB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Love the snowmen ⛄️ 5mo
MayJasper I love all of his books 5mo
MayJasper Great pic 👍 5mo
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aprilpohren I love snowmen! 5mo
TrishB Loving the ⛄️⛄️ 5mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic 💫💫☃️ 5mo
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The jigsaw puzzle: piecing together a history | Will Shortz, Anne Douglas Williams
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Christmas plans inspired by a post a few days ago but can't remember who, sorry..... Picked up this lovely bookish 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.... Must be 35 years since I did a proper puzzle..... Just need to work out how/where with 3 cats in the house to paw at the pieces lol

TheWordJar That‘s a beautiful puzzle! 😍 I love audio puzzling! 5mo
aprilpohren Amazing looking puzzle!! I adore puzzles!! 5mo
merelybookish Cool puzzle! Have fun! I love puzzling but have to limit myself because I get obsessed! 5mo
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War and Peace: World Classics | Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
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Picked these up on Kindle as, you know, don't want to risk having nothing to read....Slightly ashamed to admit that with a Masters in English Lit I've yet to read these classics.....ah well there's still time before I die ha ha 😰😱🙃
#cantstopwontstop #mountTBR

Cathythoughts Great books !! That I havnt read either .... but I know they will be brilliant ♥️👍🏻 6mo
Amiable I finally read "W&P" a few years ago. I was pleasantly surprised by how accessible it was. I think it always seemed a bit "scary" to me-- probably because of its length! But it was an effortless read with a good story. 6mo
Balibee146 @Cathythoughts 👍👍 @Amiable that's great to hear 😁 6mo
Logan_Pittman The conversations between Count Bezuhov and Prince Andrei are very well written and full truth. 5mo
Logan_Pittman I particularly remember, among other scenes, the scene when Bezuhov and Andrei discuss what harm is. 5mo
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#winterkills #winterwonderland Confession time...I own two copies of this... The others in paperback, the audible books and the first season on DVD..... I have watched the first half hour then my zombie phobia kicked in..... Horrible thing to say but I can't bring myself to invest in a series that might never be concluded 🙊🙊
@TrishB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen It‘s going to be concluded but maybe not by George RR Martin 😉 6mo
Balibee146 @Cinfhen I'd read a few years ago that he'd left instructions with those close to him to destroy any drafts and outlines so they couldn't be used by another writer to work from his vision and story arc etc...so that put me off! 6mo
TrishB I love this edition! And it will be finished.....😱 6mo
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Miracle on 34th Street | Valentine Davies
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#December #winterwonderland
Catching up!.... I picked this up last Dec to read with kids..... It arrived in January 😂🙄 so doing it this month. What a cheesy naff cover lol
@TrishB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen That‘s sweet 💕 6mo
TrishB Isn‘t it the law that Christmas stuff has to be cheesy and naff 😁 6mo
Cathythoughts I always loved this old movie ♥️👍🏻 6mo
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1. I watched Gremlins for the first time in 20 years this week and it had lost its magic (except for the score) 😭😭
2. Either or both if I feel extra stinky 😰
3. Jean Mackie (my gran's name)
4. Work, house reno, chores, hopefully some electrical work done on stove, paperwork, Strictly on telly, reading..... SLEEP!!!
5. Will do
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Bookjunkie57 Ugh I had that happen (movie losing magic) last weekend. It‘s the worst. 6mo
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Leaving Time | Jodi Picoult
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Went in a local bargain shop for an Elf on the Shelf and these were £1.99 each. Never read any Picoult before 🙃😜🙄 #cantstopwontstop #mountTBR

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Picoult!! 6mo
suzie.reads Oh I love Michael Connelly and Harry Bosch! 6mo
TrishB The Connelly books are awesome ( but this is number 19 in series as long as you don‘t mind reading out of order!) 😱 a great series to get into though. 6mo
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Balibee146 Thanks folks @TrishB the plan is to read in order but at £1.99 brand spanking I decided to bank it lol x x 6mo
TrishB I know that one! I keep lists on my phone so I know what I‘ve got. One series I gave 1-4 and then 14! 6mo
Balibee146 @TrishB..... Scurries off to start phone list.... 👍📃👍 6mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Really enjoying this book...Dinnertime read! Cooking a chicken became a full on roast dinner tonight yum

TrishB I‘m thinking someone needs to come and do some cooking for me 😁 I‘ve completely lost my appetite since the op and have to force myself to eat something!! 6mo
Balibee146 Aww shame I'm not nearer @TrishB I do some great veggie meals 😘😘 hope you get your appetite back soon x x 6mo
TrishB So do I 🤞🏻 not had a glass of wine yet either! 6mo
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#bookmail..... Wasn't expecting an Arc for the price I paid 😒.. Hate typos lol but still looking forward to this one #mountTBR

TrishB Strange and crazy book! 6mo
DGRachel People aren‘t supposed to sell those. I‘d be a little irritated if I ordered a book and received an ARC. it‘s a great book though. Enjoy it! 6mo
Balibee146 @DGRachel exactly.....it even still had the 'Dear Editor' press release generic letter inside the front cover 👿 grrrrr oh well 6mo
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The Templar's Code | C.M. Palov
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#haul from a church hall in exchange for some of my old reads.... Not sure if it will be any good but love a Templar yarn....

Cathythoughts Looks good 👍🏻❤️ 6mo
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Joined me in the bedroom still wearing her new coat... Silly but cosy girlie #bigorangedog #dogsoflitsy #readingbuddy

TrishB Awwww 🐶❤️ Sansa would fight to the death not to keep that on! 6mo
Balibee146 @TrishB awww Rosie used to be like that but these days she loves coats, doggy jumpers and being under snuggly quilts... DoggyHygge 😂😂🐕💖 6mo
TrishB Maybe one day....🐶 6mo
LauraBeth That‘s a coat fit for a queen! 👑 6mo
Ms_T What a stylish pupster 🐶 6mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Pizza power!.... Using a wrap as a base and reduced fat cheese for a slightly healthier version 😋🍕 #currentlyreading

jhod Am hungry! 6mo
Cinfhen Looks delicious 😋 6mo
Balibee146 @jhod @Cinfhen super quick and easy and delicious ❤️🍕❤️ highly recommended 6mo
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Awww @TrishB what a lovely surprise thankyou 😘😘 I very nearly bought the autocorrect book on kindle a few days ago went with another funny instead 😁👍..... The little package in the pic is something I've been meaning to take to the PO for you for weeks..... There's a postcard inside says something like I hope you had a good birthday yesterday (or something like that.... Memory fails me lol). Will post v soon xxx

TrishB Glad it arrived safely 💕 and no worries- it takes me an age to fit in a trip to the PO! Even when it‘s all ready to go....life.... 6mo
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I already own the unread book but the sample sounds great.... Love the soothing tones of Jenny Agutter. #audible #purchased #blameitonLitsy #£1.99

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Evening plans.... Starting this after bailing on Big Fish (second attempt so obviously just not for me). Hope I enjoy this one better #currentlyreading #currentread

JillR I really enjoyed this, although it wasn‘t quite what I expected... 6mo
Balibee146 Thanks now I'm intrigued @JillR only a few pages in 👍 6mo
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Next up..... Don't mind a movie cover when it's Tim Burton 😉 #currentlyreading

MinDea I can't wait for Dumbo! 6mo
JamieArc I think this is one of my favorite book to movie adaptations. 6mo
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Up next.... Should take no time at all ⌚👈👍

TrishB Lovely 💕 6mo
batsy What a sweet cover! 6mo
MayJasper Very funny 😀 6mo
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Finishing up a few reads with the Vizzie keeping my legs warm.
I enjoyed this one.... Probably particularly because my introduction to Holmes and Watson was through TV and film versions over the years. It is clear Horowitz loves the cannon and he does a good job. I expect some purists who adore the Conan Doyle works might have some issues as it is clearly a modern writer and novel format.

LauraBeth I think Horowitz is the perfect person for this. Also...😍 6mo
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