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Bambolina_81

Bambolina_81

Joined September 2016

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Painful to read and so incredible powerful. I can't quite put this one into words yet because it's certainly been a journey!

My first Colson Whitehead but definitely not my last!

4thhouseontheleft I loved this book! 13mo
RebelReader That mug!!💕💕 13mo
whatshesreadingnow A wonderful book! Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 13mo
emilyhaldi Such an incredible book 13mo
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Neverending Story | Michael Ende
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Thank you @sarah83 for your incredibly generous and thoughtful birthday gifts. It has been nice opening our goodies on the same day! I hope you've had a great day! 😆😊🤗

TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 13mo
Sarah83 Glad you like everything 😍 13mo
rubyslippersreads Happy birthday! 🎂🎉🎂🎉🎂🎂🎂 13mo
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Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 13mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚📚 13mo
CouronneDhiver Happy Birthday 🍰 13mo
Tanisha_A Happy birthday! 💐🎂🎈 13mo
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This saddens me beyond words...

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Dickens in Europe: essays | Charles Dickens
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The wonderful @Sarah83 has sent me an incredible box of gifts for my birthday. As our birthdays are close together I am going to wait for her birthday before I open them all so we can celebrate together. I did open this little gem this morning and I am so happy! I love Dickens and very nearly bought this vintage Folio a few months back. Sarah really is my book twin! Thank you my dear friend! Xx

Sarah83 Glad you like everything 😍 13mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 13mo
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Rebecca | Virago, Daphne Du Maurier
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A nice glass of Rosè cava to accompany my afternoon reading today. Can't beat bubbles on a beautiful day!
#litsyclassics
#maylovesclassics

I love this gothic #cover

Sophoclessweetheart I wish I liked wine 😂😂 14mo
readordierachel What a lovely edition! (And a lovely beverage) 14mo
youneverarrived Ohh perfect 👌 and that is a lovely edition! 14mo
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Sarah83 Looks really chilly 😍 14mo
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 How are you getting on with the book? I think I'm only on ch5 so far. Really enjoying it so far! 14mo
Bambolina_81 @Wanderingwithwords This is nice and light, I feel guilty as I don't usually drink in the day, but it was already open...so... 14mo
Sarah83 I read the first chapter yesterday. I will drive home now and continue reading. ☺️ 14mo
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 No pressure, you know how slow I am! 14mo
Bronte_Chintz I‘d love to hear a review of this, been on my TBR for years! 14mo
Sarah83 💖 I only told you. 😉 14mo
Cathythoughts Sounds delish 💫 14mo
LeahBergen This looks perfect! 💕 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart 😂 Sounds lovely. It looks refreshing! Ahh! Don‘t feel guilty, I‘m sure you deserved it 😉💛 14mo
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David Copperfield | Dickens Charles
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Happy 2nd Birthday to my daughter Rose.

It was actually last Thursday but it has been such a busy and lovely Bank Holiday weekend.

These wonderful gifts were sent all the way from Germany from the wonderful and generous @sarah83 It was a bit of a struggle to take the cat away from Rose for a minute so I could take a photo!

The Pom Bears were munched on the day so didn't make the photo!!

Thank you @Sarah83 for being so lovely and thoughtful

julesG Happy Birthday to your daughter! 14mo
Cinfhen Awww; birthday wishes 🎉💓🌸🎀how sweet 14mo
Captivatedbybooks Happy birthday to la nena and that bear is sooo cute 14mo
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rohit-sawant Happy Birthday to her! 🎉🎉 14mo
asiriusreader Happy birthday to her! 14mo
whatshesreadingnow Happy Birthday to Rose! 🎉💕🌸 14mo
Dragon Happy birthday 🎂 to 🌹! 14mo
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Rebecca | Virago, Daphne Du Maurier
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@sarah83 Is it ok to change my #litsyclassic list as I go along. This one is a nice surprise and not on my original list! Chapter 1 of our #buddyread complete before bed.

Sarah83 Of course you can 😍💖 14mo
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Rebecca | Virago, Daphne Du Maurier
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And so begins my #buddyread with @sarah83

Such an atmospheric start. I love the film but this is my first reading of the book, I'm excited!

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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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#litsyclassics

Hey everyone! Don't forget the awesome @Sarah83 and I are hosting the classics challenge starting tomorrow.

Remember to include #maylovesclassics to be in with a chance of winning some bookish goodies!

emilyhaldi Looks fun!! 👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
whatshesreadingnow 👍🏻😁 14mo
ValerieAndBooks I will try to do this! Fun! 14mo
Bambolina_81 @ValerieAndBooks thanks for taking a look! 14mo
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IQ | Joe Ide
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Today's book mail.

The Jemisin's were only £2 each on Amazon so I couldn't resist finishing the collection!

Cathythoughts I though IQ was very good 👍🏻 14mo
Bambolina_81 @Cathythoughts I think I'm the only one who hasn't read it! 14mo
vivastory I loved all three of these 14mo
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Caliban's War | James S.A. Corey
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Book 2! I can't wait to see what happens next in this space opera series. My heart was a bit broken by the first book so let's see if the men behind James S A Corey can fix it!

whatshesreadingnow 👍🏼😁 14mo
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Leviathan Wakes | James S.A. Corey
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This totally blew my mind. I did not want to put this down and it certainly kept me gripped. @Foxyfictionista you were right when you said I'd love it!

Foxyfictionista Excellent!!! I'm so glad you liked it. On to the next one? 😄 14mo
Bambolina_81 @Foxyfictionista Already on it!! 14mo
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The Seven Dials Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Hello all #agathachristieclub readers and all who love Christie!

Has anyone listened to this month's Christie read? I'm reading the paperback this month and enjoying it, but so far Roger Ackroyd is my favourite this year.

What do you all think?

batsy Haven't started this month's read yet but do agree that Roger Ackroyd is the highlight so far this year :) 1y
Sarah83 I don't find a German copy and I don't want to read it in English, so I wouldn't be able to read this one. 😫 1y
RachelAmphlett I‘m thinking I need to go back and read Roger Ackroyd as I didn‘t enjoy it as much as I expected to. And Then There Were None is still a firm favourite! 1y
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Librarybelle I‘m a little behind on my Christie readings this year - should probably do a marathon reading one of these weekends! Roger Ackroyd was so good! 1y
DGRachel Just started this one on audiobook today. I‘m missing Hugh Fraser! 1y
Bambolina_81 @DGRachel He is definitely my favourite narrator! 1y
Bambolina_81 @Librarybelle I haven't been very prompt with my readings but I'm determined to get on top of things this month! 1y
Bambolina_81 @RachelAmphlett I still haven't read that but it's on my bedside table :) 1y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 You're allowed to have a month off ;) 1y
Bambolina_81 @batsy It'd been a bit slow going since January! 1y
Sarah83 Thank you 😍 1y
4thhouseontheleft I‘m a little behind, and currently reading The Big Four (probably my least favorite of the year, boy is it dragging!). Roger Ackroyd has definitely been the highlight since Jan. 1y
ferskner I'm listening to it now too. I like it more than her other espionage thrillers, simply because I love all the Bright Young Things, but I'm really ready for her to move on from this style. I read that she considered these really easy to write, so it makes sense that she turned to them in the aftermath of her mother's death, her divorce, and her ten missing days. 1y
PurpleyPumpkin The Murder of Roger Ackroyd has definitely been my favourite so far. This one is next up (I think I‘m a month behind). 14mo
ferskner Do we have a new #agathachristieclub schedule? I'm finally caught up! 12mo
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Hello all Agatha Christie fans out there especially all members of the #agathachristieclub I hope you are all happy and well!

I'm sorry I fell of the radar for a while but life intervened, grrr. Anyway, I'm back and posting so please still tag me as you read along with the current monthly read. More updated info coming up later today so please keep a look out!

Sophoclessweetheart Welcome back x 1y
whatshesreadingnow 🤗🤗🤗 1y
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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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Hello everyone!

Please join @Sarah83 and I for the May #litsyclassics photo challenge!

There is also a great giveaway for participants :)

Take a look at @sarah83 feed for more information

SilversReviews Great photo. 1y
sprainedbrain Ooooooh! This will be fun. 😍 1y
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Can't wait to get started on this!!! I love Charlie Parker :)

TrishB A series I‘ve got into via Litsy! But I‘ve only just finished number 4! 1y
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I'm struggling with this one. I found The Dry to be instantly engaging but this is really boring and the characters are so uninteresting to me 140 pages in. I shall keep going as I hope it will pick up!

LitLogophile I felt the same way! I loved The Dry immediately but this one didn‘t do it for me. 1y
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What a wonderful surprise! @Sarah83 sent my daughter and I great care package all the way from Germany. The wall decoration is already hanging and Rose is busy eating her PomBears while wearing an owl sticker. After her snack we shall sit and read this great looking book. What a lucky pair we are. Thank you for your generosity Sarah x

Sarah83 So happy you like everything 😍 1y
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I went on to my Goodreads account today and this happened. All of my books have disappeared!!!

Has anyone else had this problem? I've emailed them and am awaiting a response, so frustrating!

Puredragonstar It happened to @kim.guernsey too! 1y
Bambolina_81 @Puredragonstar I've been on GR since 2009 so that's a lot of books especially as this has been my primary book log grrrrr 1y
Puredragonstar 🤭oh nooooo!!! Maybe it's not all gone perhaps it's just the app? Have you checked the actual site? (edited) 1y
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Puredragonstar It's been my primary way of book logging too... (edited) 1y
Bambolina_81 @Puredragonstar Thank you, that was a good idea! I just checked the desktop site and my books are listed under 'All' and not separated out on to my usual shelves. Strange but better than a total wipeout I guess! Thank you for the suggestion :) 1y
Puredragonstar You're welcome I hope the app gets fixed and everything returns to normal!!! I just asked everyone for suggestions on new ways to keep track of the books maybe to have a backup. I would hate for you or anyone to loose all the hard work its tough remembering what you have read over the years. 1y
Leftcoastzen OMG! Gotta check , though I have kept a written record as well for years 1y
Redwritinghood Thank goodness, no. This would freak me out. (edited) 1y
minkyb Ugh oh. Need to go check. 1y
ferskner I did, but it looks back to normal now. 1y
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Mend the Living | Maylis de Kerangal
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Today's read...only a few pages in and I'm mesmerized. I have never read anything quite like this.

Cathythoughts That sounds interesting ! Mesmerized so soon ❤️ 1y
Tamra Yes, it does sound interesting! 1y
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I've been taking my time with this one as I don't like to read short stories all in one go. I love Jen Campbell's style and how quirky and well written her stories are. You can tell this is a woman immersed in fairy tales and the art of story telling. Very nicely done!

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hello! hello! | Matthew Cordell
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1. 36
2. 1 older sister
3. 1 daughter
4. The Hazel Wood
5. Jane Eyre
6. My keypad won't let me add one!
7. My daughter saying 'Mummy'
8. People always underestimate me
9. Dogs!
10. Tea and coffee
11. This one's tricky...I'll have to think!

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The Big Four | Agatha Christie
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I hope to get started on this month's #agathachristieclub read today. I picked this copy up yesterday at the second hand book shop, so let's get going with our fifth Poirot. I've heard mixed things about this one so we shall see!

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Fire Sermon | Jamie Quatro
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I had heard lots about this book so requested it on #netgalley . Regardless of what I had heard, this was a real surprise in a positive way! I read it over two sleepless nights and found it fast and easy to read all the while Quatro keeps you on your toes with her nonlinear style. If you enjoy stories about marriage and relationships you should try this, for sure.

Thank you #natgalley for the opportunity to review this book.

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Baby is out walking with her Nonno and I'm trying out my new reading specs with Pachinko. It's taking me a while to read but I'm really enjoying it!

2BR02B Beautiful cover. 1y
Bambolina_81 @2BR02B It feels lovely and embossed too. It's a beaut! 1y
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Wonderstruck | Brian Selznick
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Just a sample of Selznick's drawings of Rose from Wonderstruck.

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Wonderstruck | Brian Selznick
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This is a touching story of two linked narratives one told in pictures and the other in words. I took this photo as I enjoyed how Selznick depicts Deaf culture and the experiences of two deaf characters and I actually took time to read the acknowledgments!

As always, Selznick has created an engaging and beautiful book. I think this is my favourite of his so far.

Loved it.

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Waiting for my friend for food and a catch up but first some Mr Penumbra!

TommieMarie74 I thought your sugar cubes were marshmallows. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I now think there should always be marshmallows at the table!! 😍 (edited) 1y
Meeko93 @TommieMarie74 haha I was looking at those too, but had no idea what they were till I read your comment. 1y
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I need some Hygge in my life. I'm not usually one for lifestyle books, but this was too cute to resist.

Cathythoughts Looks pretty cute 👍🏻 1y
Sarah83 Do you like it? 1y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 I liked the food and home sections :) 1y
Sarah83 👍 1y
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Next up...

I enjoy Jen Campbell's Booktube vlogs and have heard her interviewed but this is my first time reading her work.

Also, it must be a record as this is book 16 for me this month! That hasn't happened since I studied English and American Lit at uni.

batsy I love her channel, too! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm You‘re on a roll! 1y
Kalalalatja I LOVE her channel! And I just read this this weekend, and I loved it 👍 1y
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PurpleyPumpkin Wow, book #16! Good for you!👍🏽 1y
whatshesreadingnow 👏🏻 👏🏻 That‘s fantastic! 1y
minkyb Off to a great start for 2018! 1y
Sarah83 Yes. Sounds pretty great. 🤗 1y
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The Outsider | Albert Camus
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I really enjoyed this story of an awkward, painfully honest man who happened to commit a very meaningless and pointless murder. You can't help but dislike the MC but I liked the simplicity of the sentences which is probably down to the translation too. This edition has some crazy weird illustrations too that added to the discomfort of Camus story.

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The Outsider | Albert Camus
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Today's reading begins with my new Folio Society edition of The Outsider. I thought it needed a little colour so chose my Oz bookmark to brighten things up!

#foliosociety #lovefoliosociety #foliomad

Nikki15 Cute bookmark! 1y
Kshakal I love that bookmark!! 1y
rubyslippersreads Adorable bookmark! ❤️🌈 1y
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Mehso-so

After a strong start this came somewhere between a pan and so-so for me. In this book Frankenstein becomes both monster and creator combined and I am interested to read what others make of the ending. I could see where the author was trying to go but I don't feel the book hung together well with it's great start, long drawn out middle and rushed ending. Overall, interesting in parts but there were too many plot holes for me.

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Men Explain Things to Me | Rebecca Solnit
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Mehso-so

This has me a little frustrated. Solnit's strongest essays are those giving a literary critique of Woolf and Sontag. I feel her work is clearer when she has something concrete to base her ideas on. Some essays skimmed issues & felt superficial to me, I wanted her to go deeper and make further comment rather than just mentioning injustices that had made the news. Solnit seemed very distant in these essays & I have finished it with mixed feelings.

Prairiegirl_reading I'm 83% through and couldn't agree more except to say that I wasn't even sure how the Woolf/Sontag essay even fit with the rest. 1y
Bambolina_81 @Prairiegirl_reading I don't think it fits at all, I think that's why I like it! It makes me want to re-read Sontag again :) 1y
minkyb Well done review! 1y
readinginthedark I haven‘t read this, but great review! 1y
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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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I knew nothing about Roxane Gay before starting this yesterday but having just heard her section on Caitlin Moran's brand of feminism...I think I'm her new number one fan. I've struggled to find books about feminism that don't resort to lame humour or superficial lists of statistics. So far I'm really enjoying this. It's a shame this isn't narrated by Gay as I'd love to hear her tell it.

riversong153 I loved this book 1y
Bambolina_81 @riversong153 I liked your review of Hunger. I've just added it to my stack! 1y
Cathythoughts I have resistance to reading this book .... but your review is very encouraging 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1y
Bambolina_81 @Cathythoughts I was surprised. I think I'm in the minority of finding modern feminist texts unsatisfactory, no one seems to be really saying anything or they resort to crassness. I enjoyed this one because it is one woman's thoughts and experiences on a range of issues. You don't have to agree with her and I like that. It would be great to hear your thoughts if you do read it. 1y
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Paper Girls, Volume 3 | Brian K Vaughan
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Another volume of Paper Girls completed. This has certainly been a graphic novel month for me. I'm really enjoying this fast paced time travel series and it provides a more easy going reading experience compared to my usual reads. Looking forward to the next collection!

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Saga Volume 8 | Brian K Vaughan
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Oh how I love this series and it's all over for now! Volume 8 was certainly the hardest to read but I miss it already. The characters and settings are great but now I have an age to wait until the next volume...

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Thanks for the tag @sarah83
1. Bed or sofa
2. Bookmark
3. I prefer to stop at the end of a chapter or section if possible
4. Drink tea or coffee
5. No way! I need silence.
6. Several
7. I read anywhere and everywhere
8. Silently
9. No
10. It depends, I'm not as precious as I used to be
11. I used to at uni but not now

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My latest Mary Beard 😊 can't wait to get started on this, just a couple of others to finish first...or will I bother? 😂

Sarah83 Haven't heard of her before.. 🤔 1y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 check her out! 1y
Sarah83 I really have to. Which book is a good start? 1y
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Saga Volume 4 | Brian K Vaughan
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I love this Graphic Novel collection from Image. The characters continue chasing round the galaxy on various adventures risking life and limb. This little guy Ghüs has just joined the adventure. Love this bookplate of him with his stack of books 😍

britt_brooke 😍😍😍 1y
Lacythebookworm Ghus 💕💕💕 1y
Leftcoastzen 👍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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#agathachristieclub

This is my favourite on our chronological journey, so far! I enjoyed the 'twist' and the reveal seemed much darker than the previous books. Perhaps I enjoyed it as Hastings wasn't the narrator? I guessed the murderer this time about three chapters from the end but only because everyone else had been discounted 😂

I'd also recommend this narration by Hugh Fraser. His voice is very well suited!

Jerdencon I found the ending really good and didn't guess the murderer at all until the very end but found I was skimming over parts at times in the middle. 1y
Bambolina_81 @Jerdencon I love how Christie ends her books after the reveals. All the preamble is done, murderer identified. Done. I love her style. 1y
benchley1 Sometimes I think that Hugh Frasier reads Poirot better than Suchet, but I love them both! 1y
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Sarah83 You are earlier than me this time. 😊 1y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 First time ever 😂😂😂 1y
Sarah83 But you made it!!! 1y
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I caved in and finally bought this because of all the #litsylove 😊 It's enormous!

AmyG I did the same! It‘s, so far, amazing. 1y
Bambolina_81 @AmyG Excellent! I'm trying to finish up my Sagas and Paper Girls before I get started, but my fingers are twitching 😬 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead My library JUST emailed me to say they‘ve set this aside for me! Looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about! 1y
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starlight97 I started this one but didn't get far :/ is it worth reading? 1y
AmyG @starlight97 yes...it‘s very worth reading. 1y
starlight97 @AmyG thanks, then maybe I'll give it another shot :) 1y
ladym30 Love this! 1y
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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Calling all Agatha Christie fans #agathachristieclub

Follow the link for a great episode of the World Book Club podcast based on Murder on the Orient Express and other works of the wonderful Christie.

A great listen 😊

http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nond...

batsy I enjoyed listening to this! Thank you for sharing 🙂 1y
Bambolina_81 @batsy Lovely! I'm glad you enjoyed it 😊 1y
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Best book of the year, so far! Everyone should read this. Beard is so intelligent and accessible that I feel so much more informed about women and the classics...and it's a tiny book. I'm going to revisit the classics based on these essays. So many interesting points that I don't have space to list them. Read the book, it's fantastic!

Lindy I‘m definitely going to read this. ❤️Mary Beard. 1y
UrsulaMonarch Same! Stacked! 1y
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This morning's read is proving very interesting. This little gem of a book includes two lectures given by Mary Beard in 2014 and 2017. I have heard really good things about her other works but this is her first book for me. So far her writing is engaging and informative. This is a woman who knows her stuff!

TrishB I‘ve attended one of her lectures - she‘s amazing 😁 1y
Bambolina_81 @TrishB wow, I bet that was fantastic! I've watched her on TV and am in awe of her knowledge. 1y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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This has left me so frustrated, I think I was expecting great things and it fell flat for me at the end. I enjoyed the first third, particularly the setting of the war torn city but the rest did very little for me. I fear I'm in the minority here 😬

AmyG I didn‘t love it either. I also expected great things. 1y
Bambolina_81 @AmyG I'm glad it isn't just me. I feel it lost its way for me when they went through the second door. It lacked something for me and by the end I wasn't sure what he was trying to say. 1y
AmyG Exactly...all you said. 1y
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Rachbb3 You were nicer than me I panned it. Lol. 1y
Bambolina_81 @Rachbb3 I'm going to check your review. I'm still really annoyed by it 🙄🤔🤣 1y
Purrfectpages I wasn‘t a huge fan either. 1y
SnowEcho Same! 1y
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I started this #arc last night courtesy of #netgalley

So far, so good. I'm a huge fan of the original story and this take is interesting and well written. I'm about 27% through and have a long car journey as a passenger tonight, so hope to get through to the end 😊

saresmoore Ooh, want to read! 1y
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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Just started this month's #agathachristieclub read 😊 so far so good!

I'm listening on audio as I have lots of jobs to do today, so am pottering with Agatha 😍

JazzFeathers I'm hopelessly behind, but l really want to read this 1y
Bambolina_81 @JazzFeathers This is the only way for me to get to it this month. It's a quick listen and I've got into this straight away some of the others have been very slow to start I think. 1y
erzascarletbookgasm @JazzFeathers you must read this month‘s pick. This is so good, one of my top three AC! 🙂 1y
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Bambolina_81 @erzascarletbookgasm What are the other two? 1y
erzascarletbookgasm @Bambolina_81 It‘s not easy to limit to only three, but I keep coming back to these, in no particular order- the tagged book, Endless Night, And Then There Were None. 😊 1y
BookishMe I was on a Agatha Christie reading spree last year... Is there a list of books you read through? 1y
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The Warden | Anthony Trollope
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Such a wonderful surprise arrived this morning. My dear friend @sarah83 sent me these gorgeous bookish new year gifts! 😊 I'm sorry for the poor photos but you can see a Folio edition of The Warden by Trollope (with endpaper map) with some licorice in the shape of little books 😍, The Waves by Woolf and a book of Trollope quotations. Also there are two postcards from Rothenburg and Bredevoort. I'm so happy. Thank you Sarah xx

Sarah83 So happy you like everything. 😍 1y
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Oroonoko | Aphra Behn
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Book one toward my #Litsyclassics challenge is complete 😊

For a slender book I found this one took a while to get through because of Behn's writing style. It's the story of slavery, betrayal and love and has such a terribly sad ending. I've read some reviews that consider Behn to have suspect views on race and slavery but this was written in 17th century so I would expect her perspective to reflect that. Perhaps I'm in the minority?
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