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Birdsong28

Birdsong28

Joined September 2016

I was born with a reading list I will never finish
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Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
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Rachel's Pudding Pantry by Caroline Roberts
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The Testaments: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
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How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Reviewsbylola Kind of crazy! 2d
Cathythoughts @Reviewsbylola Kind of is crazy alright !! (edited) 2d
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Have entered to win this on #Readersfirst . Wish me luck 🤞 🍀 📚 📖

Ms_T Good luck 🤞🏻 3d
Birdsong28 @Ms_T Thank you 😘 📚 📖 3d
Cathythoughts Good luck 👍🏻♥️ 3d
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts Thank you 😘 📚 📖 3d
rubyslippersreads This sounds right in my wheelhouse (pun intended). Good luck! 🍀 2d
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Eek!!! These tickets for BBC History Weekend in Chester came yesterday so it feels so real now. Can't wait to see the tagged author and Suzannah Lipscomb and Alison Weir.

Let me know if any of you littens are going and we could maybe meet up if you are interested.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎉🎉 3d
LeahBergen This sounds amazing! 3d
TrishB Can‘t that weekend ☹️ looks fab though! 3d
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Birdsong28 @LeahBergen I can't wait!! Its the first time they have put this on near me so I jumped at the chance to go. It's on for 3 days but I am only going on the last day as it was the only day with people I wanted to see. 3d
Birdsong28 @TrishB I have had my tickets booked since April time! It's the first one in Chester that they have put on, it's normally in York and then in Winchester this year it's Chester and Winchester. I jumped at the chance to go! 📚 📖 3d
Caroline2 Ohhh I am very jealous!! This sounds amazing!!! 3d
Birdsong28 @Caroline2 Thanks I can't wait!!! 📚 📖 3d
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Good. Interesting as you get a tour round not just all the royal palaces but places that were significant during the tumultuous period that was the Tudor. Easy to read and very informative.

#EdburyPress
#Penquin
@PenguinPublishing
@penguinrandomhouse

DrexEdit Oh and a Hilary Mantel blurb. Sign me up! 😊👍🏻 3d
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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The Song of Achilles is back on #Kindledailydeal UK and Queen Victoria is part of the big non fiction sale on Kindle so go grab yourself a bargain.

@Ms_T @Andrew65 @Cathythoughts @TrishB

Cathythoughts Thankyou!!!! I‘m going to go for Queen Victoria..... the other one isn‘t really for me. Thanks 😘your great for the heads up 👍🏻♥️ 6d
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts Its ok. I will be getting Victoria as well as I have Achilles already. 😘📚📖 6d
TrishB Thanks! I have both in hard copy and still not read 🤷‍♀️ I also have the Thomas Cromwell one in offer in hard copy too and still not read! What am I actually reading..... 5d
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RachelO Oops! I‘ve just accidentally bought the Lucy Worsley book 😉 5d
Birdsong28 @TrishB You will get round to it eventually....😂 5d
Birdsong28 @RachelO Well you had better read it then 😂📚📖 5d
RachelO @Birdsong28 Oh ‘eck! I‘m in trouble if that‘s how it works 🤣🤣🤣 5d
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Cathythoughts Thankyou my friend .... I think I have this.. better check though 👍🏻 1w
Ms_T Thanks for the tag, if my husband were a reader he‘d love this. Not my cup of tea though 😘📚 1w
Caroline2 Ohhh this sounds good!! 1w
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Birdsong28 @Caroline2 It is really good. I read this in a afternoon, I just couldn't put it down. 📚📖 1w
Birdsong28 @Ms_T That's fine it is a good book though. 📚📖 1w
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts If you haven't got it then you should get it, it is such a good book📚📖 1w
Caroline2 My kindle is a bit out of action at the mo so I‘ll have to check out the paperback! 👍 1w
Crazeedi I read this one, very interesting and good 1w
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag @Birdsong28 7d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi If you liked it, I most probably will. 7d
TrishB Thanks 👍🏻 7d
Itchyfeetreader Thanks for the heads up on this it‘s now sitting in my queue ! 7d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 it's a very different take on the women, and good research 7d
Birdsong28 It certainly is @Crazeedi and @Andrew65 it was so good I read it in a afternoon as it just flowed and was so good 7d
Andrew65 @Birdsong28 @Crazeedi Can‘t get a better recommendation than this. 7d
Birdsong28 @Andrew65 Thanks. Plus I am going to seeing her later on this month so excited!!!📚 📖 7d
Andrew65 @Birdsong28 I look forward to hearing about that. Enjoy. 😊 (edited) 7d
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LibrarianRyan interesting. Thank you. 1w
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Well I'm not going to say no now am I!? I have been looking forward to this for a whole year!!!!

@FashionableObserver

Thank you @penguinrandomhouse @PenguinPublishing #TheTwoLivesOfLydiaBird #Netgalley #Penquin

FashionableObserver OMG! Jealous! (But pumped for you, of course) I can‘t wait to hear how it is! 1w
Birdsong28 @FashionableObserver I knew you would appreciate this! Thanks for the enthusiasm! I will let you know in due course! 😘📚📖 1w
TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 1w
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Look who it is @Ms_T and she is talking about new book

Ms_T Fab, I‘ll set a reminder. Thanks for letting me know! 😘 1w
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Inside Out | Demi Moore
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#Audible Uk Not sure how long this price is going to be on but it seems to good to last as this book has not long come out and has been talked about quite a bit.

@Ms_T @Andrew65 @Cathythoughts

Andrew65 Thanks for the tag. 😊 1w
Ms_T I‘ve seen lots about this book recently. Thanks for the tag, I didn‘t know it was this cheap on Audible 😘 1w
Cathythoughts Thankyou 😘. This is a good price ! 1w
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Three Little Truths | Eithne Shortall
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Very good. Eithne Shortall is fastly becoming one of my favourite authors as her stories are so different. This story is based around a cul-de-sac and its inhabitants and the politics that is suburban life. Even though on the surface the story seems simple to start with the author changes pace so suddenly you don't see it coming and even then it changes once more. Recommend. Thank you #Readersfirst and #Netgalley for the free copies.

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@Ddzmini One for your collection 😂😘📚📖

JulietBooks Yea right. Lol 2w
Gissy 👍👏👏👏 2w
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Ms_T Ooh, thanks! I really enjoyed Circe so will look in to this 😘 2w
Birdsong28 @Ms_T Its ok. I got this when it was on the boxing day sale so I am glad its been put back on sale. Enjoy 😘📚📖 2w
Andrew65 @Ms_T I was disappointed by Circe. 2w
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Andrew65 @Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag. 2w
Ms_T @Andrew65 Oh no! 😱 I guess that‘s the joy of books, not everything will suit everyone but there‘s always something else out there 😃 2w
Birdsong28 @Ms_T @Andrew65 This supposed to be the better of the two but yes that is what makes this community great we can all understand each other's side and agree that not everyone will like every book. 2w
Andrew65 @Ms_T Definitely, possibly i expected too much of it following the strong positive opinions on it. @Birdsong28 2w
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Frankestein | Mary Shelley
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Re listening to this starting tomorrow as last year it got me in the mood for Halloween and I thought I would start a tradition to listen to this during the month of October. It also has Greg Wise narrating Dracula (as the Audible sticker is covering that bit incase anyone wants to know lol 😂) 📚📖

#Audible

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Very good. Davina Porter continues to an excellent job on narrating on this series and even though there were some chapters that I thought didn't add anything to the book it was still a wonderful story.

#Audible

AlaMich I haven‘t listened to her read any Gabaldon but I love every other thing I‘ve heard Davina Porter read! 2w
Birdsong28 @AlaMich If she read the telephone book (when we had one) I would listen to her as she is just so good. 😃📚📖 2w
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Have entered to win this on #Readersfirst . Wish me luck 🤞 🍀 📚 📖

TrishB Good luck 😘 2w
RachelO Good luck! I‘ve requested this one too 😊 2w
Gissy Good luck!👍 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Best of luck 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2w
Birdsong28 @RachelO Thank you 😘 . Best of luck to you as well 🤞🍀😘📚. I take it you have read the first in the series which is tagged. It was so good and surprising as it came from someone who writing isn't what he known for. 2w
RachelO @Birdsong28 🤭 It‘s the ONE RF book I haven‘t got to (so I don‘t rate my chances of winning this one 😬) but I loved your review of it. If I read it in the next fortnight, I can catch up... 2w
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Three Little Truths | Eithne Shortall
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Mine and Lillie's #afternoonplans

#dogsoflitsy

TrishB 🐶❤️ 2w
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The Women at Hitlers Table | Rosella Postorino
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Good. Even though at times the writing was a bit disjointed and confusing at times it was still a good story based on real people. Thank you #HarperCollinsPublishers for inviting me to read this via #Netgalley.

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I am using the tagged book for this prompt for my #52booksin52weeks challenge.

@Schnoebs

Schnoebs I‘m so behind on this challenge 😂 but I am reading one now that could definitely go on the list 👍 3w
Birdsong28 @Schnoebs Me too but we will get there but if not we have had fun doing this and you have been great to do a challenge with 😘📚📖 3w
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I am using the tagged book for September's prompt for this challenge

@SitsWithaBook

SitsWithaBook @Birdsong28 I have fallen so behind! Ack! 3w
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Very good. Shows a different side to the queen that everyone remembers as the one that wasn't what Henry VIII thought. Very well written and has given me a new perspective on this subject. Recommended.

#HeadlineReview
#HeadlinePublishingGroup

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The Foundling | Stacey Halls
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I so have a total #covercrush for this #coverreveal !!

#TheFoundling

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Festivals and Celebrations | Sandra Lawrence
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On Sky Arts. I know some people are going to this (so jealous btw 😂📚📖) but this means that you won't miss out if you're not, not sure of timings on the television. 😘📚📖

Cathythoughts I must have a look and see if I can get this ..... 👍🏻♥️ 3w
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Anyone else having trouble with their #Audible app on Android since the last update on 12th September? I'm in the UK

Recently when I open it, it just crashes so I have to reinstall the app and I have done this most days recently and it is annoying me. I will report this to Audible but I wanted to ask if it is happening to anyone else first.

ljuliel I haven‘t had any issues , but I‘m not in the UK. Not sure if that helps or not. Hope it starts working again for you ! 3w
Martyn_J_Pass Must be an Android thing - I have the app on my iPhone and it‘s fine, other than the new format driving me mad lol 3w
NatalieR I‘ve been having that issue with an iPhone in the US. It seems to happen when I don‘t use the app consistently. Glad I‘m not the only one. 😏 3w
Birdsong28 @NatalieR Thing is I use the app every day. So I have reported it to Audible but nothing has changed but they said to report it again if it keeps happening to be reported to the account specialist. 3w
NatalieR @Birdsong28 Well, that response is discouraging. 😕 If I have this problem the next time I use the app I will report it too. 3w
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Suet624 Not sure whether to like this or not. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
LibrarianRyan Interesting. I wonder why she did't bring it to her OWN network. 3w
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One for you @TrishB on #netgalley

TrishB Thanks 👍🏻 not on NG, but will put this on hubbys Christmas list! 3w
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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Look what arrived from Amazon! 😂

The kitten in the box is Gracie and the kitten in the bed is Katie who are Russian Blues. 11 weeks old.

#catsoflitsy

julesG 😻😻😻 3w
wanderinglynn What cuties! ❤️🐱❤️🐱 3w
sarahbarnes Adorable! I have a Russian Blue at my house, too. But he‘s an old man. 😊 3w
8little_paws Omgggggg I'll take 4 I have Amazon prime will they ship in 2 days?🤣🤣🤣 3w
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Sace Thanks for sharing this article. I've been struggling with reading coupled with social media lately. For me, reading challenges and social media sharing had started to take the joy fromy reading. I have stopped tracking my reading in any form and I now spend less time on Litsy. I am starting to enjoy my reading more. 3w
That-Bookish-Hiker Great article! I don‘t follow bookstgram accounts because I feel like it‘s all about how pretty the picture can be or it‘s an ad and I can‘t trust those reviews to be honest. That‘s why I was so excited for Litsy. Its about books and not about how many followers a bookstagrammer can get without interacting with all their followers. On litsy I can interact with everyone easily and I trust the reviews on here. 3w
Birdsong28 @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Its ok glad you liked the article. Just do what is right for you. I do challenges but I don't read to fill those challenges if the book I am reading fits I use it for that prompt. I can also see how you could feel pressured as some people have more time to read and therefore read more so you feel you need to keep up. I sometimes see people's stats and think I should be reading more than I do but how I read suits me. 3w
Birdsong28 @That-Bookish-Hiker I am not on instragram but I heard about them. Yes Litsy is such a safe and welcoming space and it doesn't tolerate people being like that, but I don't think many are, it's about quality not quantity for me and I think that is the general consensus 3w
Sace It's my own personality that gets in my way when it comes to challenges and social media interactions 🤣 3w
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Need your advice please.

This is the situation: I bought a signed copy of this book when it was released but since then I have bought tickets to a BBC History weekend talk about this from the author and there maybe a signing at the end of the talk. Do I take this book and get it double signed or do I take a book in this series that I have that wasn't pre signed even though the talk is about this book? Thoughts please 😘📚📖

Librarybelle I think it would be fine to take a book from the series to the event. I‘ve seen others do this at author book signings, and no one had questioned it. 3w
Birdsong28 @Librarybelle Thanks for the the advice 😘📚📖 3w
TrishB Definitely would just take another one- I‘ve done this before and it was fine. As long as you don‘t pull a library out of your bag! 3w
Birdsong28 @TrishB Thanks for the advice. It's tempting! But I will be taking The Five by Hallie Rubenhold and a book by Sussanah Lipscombe as well as I will be attending talks by them so I won't have the room! 📚 📖 3w
TrishB lol 😂 3w
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#covercrush #7covers7days Day 7

@TrishB Do you want to play?

TrishB Thank you 😘 I got to day 3 and forgot to finish....I should just do them all in one go! (edited) 3w
Birdsong28 @TrishB I wasn't sure if you had been tagged already sorry 😘📚📖 3w
TrishB No worries ❤️ I want to finish just can‘t seem to get going! 3w
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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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#covercrush #7covers7days Day 6

@Hufflepuffle Do you want to play?

Cathythoughts Matilda ♥️♥️♥️ 4w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Oh gorgeous! ❤️❤️ 4w
Hufflepuffle Thank you for the tag! I would love to play! 😊 4w
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Birdsong28 @Hufflepuffle Just post 1 cover a day for 7 days no more explanation as to why you have chosen it. Glad you can join in. ,😘📚📖 4w
Tanisha_A 😍 4w
Gissy Beautiful edition!!!😍❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Birdsong28 @chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A @gissy There is a edition with her as an astrophysicist and one with her as a world traveller. 4w
mcipher Such a wonderful book - and this is a great cover! 4w
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Dead to Her | Sarah Pinborough
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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keepingupwiththepenguins OH MY GOD! 😳 😢 4w
Megabooks How terrible!! 4w
Birdsong28 @keepingupwiththepenguins @megabooks I know its so sad especially with all the success of her book 😢📚📖 4w
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laurenslibrary Aww, that's so sad ☹ 4w
Gissy So sad😢Thank you for the article. 4w
Leftcoastzen 😢 4w
youneverarrived Oh no, that‘s so sad 😞 4w
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Cathythoughts Nice covers 😎 4w
marleed I love these covers! 4w
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#covercrush #7covers7days Day 4 📚📖

@Books.Bottles.and.Babies Do you want to play?

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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BookwormM Oh man you just added to my TBR at that price I couldn‘t resist 4w
Cathythoughts Good price 👍🏻. I‘m not drawn to this one though 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
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Little | Edward Carey
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#covercrush #7covers7days Day 3

@abbsinwonderland Do you want to play? 😘 📚 📖

Tanisha_A 👌! 1mo
julesG I need this, just because of the cover. 1mo
abbsinwonderland Omg. I need this literally just for that cover 😍😍😍😍 4w
abbsinwonderland I‘ll start playing tomorrow! I‘m already at work 😒 4w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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#covercrush #7covers7days Day 2 📚📖

@DrexEdit Do you want to play?

Cathythoughts Gorgeous cover ♥️ 1mo
RachelO Nice! 1mo
DrexEdit Ooooo! I think I will. It'll probably be more like 3 or 4 book covers when I can get to it though. Lol! 😄 1mo
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#covercrush #7covers7days Day 1📚📖

Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I now tag @Ms_T to play along

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚💗 1mo
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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I want to see a big thank you all for making this such a safe and welcoming space. I have always been a big reader but since joining here I have read and enjoyed doing so even more. Love to you all. 😍❤️😘📚📖

#Litsyversary

squirrelbrain Congratulations! 🎉❤️ 1mo
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 1mo
TheSpineView Congrats on your anniversary! 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
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LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 1mo
AmyRebecca Yay! 1mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 1mo
GripLitGrl 🎉🎉 1mo
SamanthaMarie Wooohoo!!!!! 1mo
Gissy Yeah! 🎉🎊🎈🎈🎈🎈 1mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Look what arrived today! Complete with badge that says Down With Gilead

Is is a good idea to start this at bedtime?! 😂📚 📖

#Foyles

Leftcoastzen Love the sticker. 1mo
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Very good. Finally a book that shows how interesting and intelligent Marilyn Monroe actually was and how progressive she was.

#RunningPress
#HachetteBookGroup

kaysworld1 Can I be cheeky and ask if you still have this book? @Birdsong28 ❣️ 2w
Birdsong28 @kaysworld1 I do still have the book but it's not one I would be willing to part with sorry ❤️😘📚📖 2w
kaysworld1 @Birdsong28 No problem don't worry. I have a few like that 😄💖 2w
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Little | Edward Carey
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Very good. Love the writing style and how it makes it such a atmospheric book. Very well researched and it makes all the difference. Recommended

#GallicBooks

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Don't Touch My Hair | Emma Dabiri
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I am using the tagged book for this prompt for my #popsugarchallenge as the author has African ancestry