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Caroline2

Caroline2

Joined July 2016

If I'm hiding books under the bed, does this mean I have a problem???
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Glass Houses | Louise Penny
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Bailedbailed

It‘s probably just bad timing as I‘ve had a couple of really stressful days but I could not get into this at all! I was hoping for the usual cozy, murder mystery in Three Pines but I couldn‘t get into the drug cartel storyline or the jumping back and forth and the court room drama! Nah! 😑

TrishB Maybe come back to it at a less stressful time ♥️ It‘s good when you get into it. 4d
Caroline2 @TrishB Yeah, it‘s prob timing! I‘ve read that this one is a bit of a stand alone? Will I miss much if I skip it??? 🤔 4d
squirrelbrain Sometimes it‘s right book, wrong time. Maybe try again sometime in the future? 😘 4d
Tamra I prefer the Three Pines setting too. 4d
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Pickpick

These books are so comforting and easy to read. I always enjoy getting lost in them and they‘re such a welcome break from demanding literature. This one (book4) could have done with some editing tho! It‘s a massive book but I loved the Australian history and it just whizzed by. 👍

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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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Ohhh what an interesting list of books @shadowspeak17 I‘ve already read a couple but I think I‘ll start with these three! 😁 📚 👍 #newyearwhodis #nywd2021

LeeRHarry Bad blood is excellent 😊 4d
squirrelbrain I loved Bad Blood too… you can see why we got matched up @LeeRHarry 😁 4d
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monalyisha I‘m *very* interested in this one! I‘d never heard of it before running down @shadowspeak17‘s list & it seems so strange & unique. 4d
LeeRHarry @squirrelbrain definitely! 😀 4d
shadowspeak17 Yay, excellent choices! 😄 I hope you like them! Project Hail Mary was universally loved by my book club, which was a first. 😂 Battle Royale is probably the most engrossing book I‘ve read this year. Bad Blood was fascinating. Apparently the author has a podcast covering the trial too. I haven‘t listened to it yet, but another Litten told me about it recently. So if you end up liking the book, it might be worth checking out. 😊 3d
shadowspeak17 @monalyisha it definitely was strange and unique. I‘d highly recommend it. I‘ve only given out two five-star ratings so far this year, and The Hole got one of them. 3d
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The Snow Song | Sally Gardner
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This sounds like a good wintery read for 99p 😃 👍

TrishB May just go and have a look 😁 1w
squirrelbrain It would fit for the weather prompt for #booked2022 as well! @TrishB 1w
TrishB @squirrelbrain well….. 1w
Caroline2 @TrishB I‘ve bought about 7 99p books today! it‘s been one of those days. Retail therapy to the rescue!!! 😆 7d
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The Morbids | Ewa Ramsey
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Look what just arrived! 🤩 Thank you so much for sending this to me @Kalalalatja And for the fab stickers! I can‘t wait to read it! 😀 👍 #travellingbook

squirrelbrain Yay, the travelling book! ❤️ 1w
BarbaraBB And it‘s so good! 1w
Kalalalatja Glad it found its way to you quickly, since I have been so slow to send it 😅 enjoy! 4d
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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Yayyyyy! The next series of Between the Covers is out! 😃 👍 📚

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Mehso-so

The Netflix series of this is very different and actually much better. I was v poor growing up, my parents both worked two jobs. Some of this is really poignant but other parts she comes across as whiney (esp as she‘s nearly 30) and she makes some bad decisions, like she can‘t afford food but then spends $200 on a diamond ring to prove to herself she‘s worth it?! A lot of this didn‘t sit well with me….

Readswithcoffee I agree about the whining and poor decision making. It made me CRAZY. Also, I felt it lacked introspection as to what led her to be in the situation to begin with, which I find to be a common problem of memoirs in general. 3w
GingerAntics I‘ll be avoiding this book, then. It drives me crazy when people make really stupid decisions like this, since then people make assumptions about all poor people making bad decisions that “make them poor” like it‘s a choice. I wish someone would pay an average poor person who does everything they‘re “supposed to” and is still poor to write a memoir, just once. 3w
KatieB I felt the same way about this book. I definitely wanted more introspection! 3w
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Caroline2 @Readswithcoffee Yes!! I completely agree. 3w
Caroline2 @GingerAntics I totally agree!! She defo fulfils the stereotype. 🙄 3w
Caroline2 @KatieB Yes, there was lots of jealousy of couples and families but no introspection as to why she made her choices. 3w
GingerAntics @Caroline2 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3w
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Super excited about my November TBR pile. 😀 Hoping I can get more reading time this month. #novembertbr

squirrelbrain A couple of chunksters there! 😜 4w
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain yep!! 😬 (I‘ve just replied to your email, sorry it‘s taken so long! 🤦‍♀️) 4w
squirrelbrain 😜👍 4w
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Let the Right One In | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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Yoshi bags just do the best book bags ever!! How cool are these!!! 😎 🔪 🩸 😱

TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 4w
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Bone China | Laura Purcell
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Laura Purcell is one of my favourite authors, I would read her shopping list! This is her third book and while it still has the beautiful, atmospheric writing and creeping dreading of Corset & Silent Companions it‘s a lot more melancholy. A mad scientist is trying to find the cure for consumption. It‘s a cracking, Victorian gothic mystery with characters I loved but the ending hit me so hard it gave me stomach ache!!! 😆 🤦‍♀️

Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Thank you so much for getting this for me. It was such an engrossing read! Really, really good. 👍 4w
TrishB I love the description of the ending! 4w
squirrelbrain Woah, that sounds great, especially the ending! Glad you liked it! 😘 4w
bthegood You sold me on this one with your first line - reading her shopping list - 😂 4w
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The Haunting Season: Nine Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights | Andrew Michael Hurley, Natasha Pulley, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Laura Purcell, Jess Kidd, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Elizabeth Macneal, Bridget Collins, Sara Collins
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Fantastic!! I don‘t normally like short stories but these are simply superb! So much atmosphere and creeping dread that kept me up at night! Each story is written to perfection! This might be my favourite book of the year…! 👻 ❄️ 📚

Caroline2 I wouldn‘t say this is a Halloween read. Some stories are set around Christmas but most are just gothic, haunting stories for cold, winter nights! 🕯 😲 1mo
ShelleyBooksie Gorgeous photo 1mo
julesG This is on the top of my Waterstones list for the Gladstone's retreat. 1mo
Caroline2 @ShelleyBooksie Thanks! 😀 1mo
Caroline2 @julesG It‘s really good. 👍 1mo
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I may have got a little excited in the charity shop yesterday! But I was caffeine depleted and running on the excitement you get when go shopping without the kids!! 😆 #bookhaul

squirrelbrain Nice haul! 😁 1mo
Ruthiella Great finds! 1mo
Magpiegem Oh I know that excitement! 1mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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How cute is this Lego set!! 😍

Klou OMG! I love it! 1mo
kspenmoll Adorable! 1mo
squirrelbrain Oooh! ❤️ 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Gahhh!!! 🥰🥰🥰 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 1mo
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Heads up Louise Penny fans. Great deal on Amazon today. 👍🏻

squirrelbrain That *is* a good deal, not that I‘ve read any of her books….! 1mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain It‘s a good little series of books. Nice and easy to read. Comforting. 👍 1mo
kspenmoll Love this series! 1mo
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Look what just arrived! Thank you so much @jenniferw88 for posting this to me. It was very kind of you. 😘 #jbuk

squirrelbrain Lovely! 1mo
Oryx Obviously I'm very interested in your thoughts on this one when you get to it 😁 1mo
jenniferw88 Forgot about the postcard - did I write on that too?! 😂 1mo
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jenniferw88 PS was there a bookmark too?! 1mo
Caroline2 @jenniferw88 Yes there was! Sorry, that got left out of the photo. 😆 1mo
Caroline2 @Oryx I think I read it a few years back and loved it but then lent my copy and never got it back again!!! 1mo
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Panpan

I loved A head full of ghosts but this was so disappointing. It starts as a good premise, family in the woods get attacked by doomsday extremists but then it shoe horns every social debate you can think of and none of it really lands. I should have bailed! 🤦‍♀️

rockpools There‘s always that hope it‘ll turn itself aroud, isn‘t there ? 😕 1mo
Caroline2 @rockpools yep! 🙄 I need to trust my instincts more and bail quicker!! 😆 1mo
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The Haunting Season: Nine Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights | Andrew Michael Hurley, Natasha Pulley, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Laura Purcell, Jess Kidd, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Elizabeth Macneal, Bridget Collins, Sara Collins
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Don‘t you just love it when you‘ve forgotten you preordered a book, then it just turns up like some magical gift from the Gods!!! 😃 🎃 📚

squirrelbrain Very season-appropriate too! Although a little ghost told me you were on a book-buying ban! 👻😜 1mo
Gissy Beautiful book!! 1mo
LeahBergen I ordered this one, too! 1mo
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Caroline2 @squirrelbrain I know!!! 🤦‍♀️ but surely it doesn‘t count if I don‘t even remember ordering it, right?? 😬 1mo
Caroline2 @Gissy I‘m such a sucker for a gorgeous cover! 😍 1mo
Caroline2 @LeahBergen It sounds really good, doesn‘t it. 😃 👍 1mo
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So, my poor kindle has finally died. 😔 guess that means I need a new one!!! 😃 any recommendations? I‘m thinking of the paper white but my husband reks it might be worth paying more for the Oasis. 🤔

Coleen_Nieto I recently bought the Oasis and I do like it a lot but I don't know that it's so much better that it justifies the cost. 1mo
TrishB I love my paperwhite. But I‘m not really sure about the differences with the Oasis, that seemed more like a tablet. 1mo
Lcsmcat I love my water-resistant paperwhite. I‘m not sure what the Oasis does that it doesn‘t. 1mo
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slategreyskies I have the Oasis, but not the Paperwhite. The Oasis is the best ereader I‘ve ever owned. I love the little bump that runs across the back. It makes it easy to hold. It‘s backlit too, if you want it to be, which makes it easier for me to read. I like that I can adjust the size of the font and that I can put it in a warm mode where there‘s not a lot of blue light. I don‘t know how many of those features the Paperwhite has. 1mo
Birdsong28 I say it depends on how much you will use it as if you use it regularly then spend the extra money and get an oasis but if you don't use it regularly then get the paperwhite. 📚📖 1mo
slategreyskies Also, the Oasis has physical page turn buttons, in addition to the screen touch, while the Paperwhite doesn‘t. (edited) 1mo
Twainy My paperwhite goes with me evvverwhere. It‘s unobtrusive. What is the difference? Is the oasis bigger? IDK, I don‘t have an Oasis so I can‘t speak for it. I do love my paperwhite, it‘s a book workhorse 😁 congratulations whatever you decide on!! 🎉 1mo
OutAndAbout I‘ve owned every Kindle and bought an Oasis as a luxury buy for myself. I love it. I worried about the shape but it‘s a pleasure to hold, the lighting is perfect, and water resistant to boot. The Paperwhite is an excellent option and is 90% the same functionality, and the Oasis is probably overpriced. But if your husband wants to spoil you with the upgrade, I don‘t regret it. 1mo
quietjenn I have both and I actually like my Paperwhite better. The Oasis buttons are nice and I like that you can hold it either way and adjust the lighting, but I prefer the size and shape of the Paperwhite and tend to use it a lot more. But it's a win either way! 1mo
Flaneurette I have and had many iterations of both, if I were to buy one today I‘d probably get the new paperwhite. Now that the paperwhite has the warm light I‘m not sure the physical buttons and ergonomics of the oasis are worth it. The oasis also doesn‘t have the best battery life and it is slippery with its metal case. 1mo
Kalalalatja Hi Caroline, I think I promised to send The Morbids on to you, once I finished it. Are you still interested? 😊 1mo
Caroline2 @Kalalalatja oh yes please! 😀 👍 here‘s my email: cballinger13@gmail.com then I can give you my address. 1mo
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Girl A | Abigail Dean
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I should have trusted my instincts and bailed! The constant back and forth in time was annoying and the modern segments were dull compared to the dark, childhood flashbacks which were too brief for me to really care for the characters. It‘s very predictable with a “twist” you can see a mile off. And it‘s depressing with so much child abuse. Meh. 😒

TrishB I‘ve just put this on my list to read this week! 1mo
squirrelbrain I quite liked this one 🤷‍♀️ - didn‘t love it but it was a good, distracting read. 1mo
Caroline2 @TrishB hopefully you‘ll enjoy it Trish. It just felt like one of those thrillers that I‘ve already read, if you know what I mean. 1mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain think maybe I‘ve read too many thrillers lately. 1mo
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You Love Me: A You Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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This was great fun! Joe is such a great character and I just love hanging round him in his crazy world. What a cracking thriller. I can‘t wait for the fourth book and the next Netflix season. 👍

Oryx New series coming in Friday I think. Can't wait! I really need the 4th book too. 1mo
Caroline2 @Oryx I just watched the season 3 trailer and it looks completely different to the book!! 😯 so exciting!!!! 👏 😁 1mo
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Well this was fun! If you‘re looking for a light weight, easy read about time travelling historians then this is the book for you. 😉 👍

TrishB I have this one and just not got to it 👍🏻 2mo
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The Manningtree Witches | A. K. Blakemore
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I didn‘t realise what a seasonal reader I was till I went on Litsy! 😂 I love reading spooky, gothic, witchy , scary reads in October! Considering I average about a book a week this TBR pile is MASSIVELY over ambitious… just how I like it! 😊 🍂 🎃 🧙‍♀️

RaeLovesToRead Ooh... some good picks there!!! ❤ 2mo
squirrelbrain Maybe a *little* bit ambitious…. 🤔 2mo
candc320 Some really good books in that pile! I loved Heart Shaped Box. 2mo
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TrishB Enjoy whatever you get to ❤️ 2mo
Caroline2 @RaeLovesToRead Thanks! I‘ve been saving them for October. 😆 2mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain I know right!!! 😆 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
Caroline2 @candc320 oh good to know, I‘ve been wanting to read it for a couple of years now. 👍 2mo
Caroline2 @TrishB thanks Trish! just need to put my kindle down for a bit first. 🤦‍♀️ too many books!!!! 2mo
Beachesnbooks fall reading is ny favorite kind 🎃 2mo
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Does anyone know what order I should read these in?? 🤔 Amazon and Goodreads aren‘t very helpful with their 0.1 etc order?! Or are they stand alone and it‘s doesn‘t really matter?? 🧐

Johanna414 I've only read Practical Magic and Magic Lessons, but they felt kind of like stand alone stories that had minor references to characters from the other books. I would read them in publication order 2mo
mcctrish I read somewhere that the published order ( that‘s what I read them in; Practical, Rules of, Magic lessons) is not the same as chronological ( time for a reread) : Magic Lessons, Rules of Magic, Practical Magic. Granted I only read the first 2 and there is a 4th Book of Magic 2mo
BookwormAHN I just read them in chronological order: Magic Lessons, Rules of Magic and then Practical Magic. The first two are the best. 2mo
mdm139 They explore the history of Owens family. So if you want to start at the beginning, start with Magic Lessons(my favorite one). Book 4 comes out October 12 which is also the last book chronological. So if you want to start at the end, wait until book 4 comes out. 2mo
Caroline2 @mcctrish @Johanna414 @BookwormAHN @mdm139 Thanks guys! 😀 I already have Magic Lessons so I‘ll start with that one first and go for chronological order. 👍 2mo
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After the heaviness of Great Circle I really needed a fun read…Looks like this should fit the bill nicely! 😆

julesG 🤣 I love the disclaimer. 2mo
squirrelbrain Sounds like fun! 😁 2mo
HeyT I just started this series and I'm liking it so far. I'm currently reading book three. 2mo
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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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Pickpick

Liked it but didn‘t love it. It is beautifully written and I loved the characters but at times it felt so long, too much detail, too many lovers, too little editing. Cracking ending tho. 👍

TrishB It did have a very satisfactory ending 😁 2mo
rockpools There‘s incentive for me to get on and finish it 😁 2mo
squirrelbrain Yay you finished! 2mo
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BookBosomed1 I vacillated between liking it and almost giving up. Kudos on finishing! 2mo
Cathythoughts Well done ! It‘s long … it‘s on my shelf 👍🏻😁 2mo
Caroline2 @BookBosomed1 yeah it‘s hard going at times isn‘t it n 2mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain I was dying to know how it finished. 👍 2mo
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The Comfort Book | Matt Haig
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I went into this with low expectations. I thought it would be full of hollow quotes but I loved it. I listened to it while walking the dog & it honestly felt like I was calling a best friend/therapist/life coach. It is full of perspective, advice, and shared experiences. I highly recommend it to anyone suffering with anxiety, depression &/or panic attacks. It really is a comforting book to listen to.

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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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Yay! Good to see Great Circle has made the shortlist. I‘m reading it at the mo and really enjoying it. 👍 #bookerprize

Oryx Yeah I'm really glad to see it on there. I also ordered the Richard Powers one, which sounds good too. 2mo
squirrelbrain Yes, that was my favourite on the list. I predicted 3 of the 6, didn‘t pick the Powers as I haven‘t read it! I‘ll see if I can get it anywhere when it‘s published, which I think is next week…. 2mo
Caroline2 @Squirrel @Oryx Yes! I just looked up the Powers one, it sounds really good. 👍 2mo
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KatieB I‘m in the middle of Great Circle at the moment too, and engrossed! 2mo
TrishB I‘m really surprised Great Circle made it. 🤷‍♀️ shows what I know! 2mo
julesG 🎉 Fingers crossed for Great Circle 2mo
shortsarahrose Just picked the Great Circle at a bookstore this past weekend. Looking forward to it! 2mo
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Pickpick

If you looking for a good psychological thriller that‘s different this good! Think Lisa Jewell or Claire Mackintosh. It‘s dark and twisty. 👍

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My fav of the series so far! I loved the Edwardian setting and such an interesting plot. At over 700 pages, it‘s a chunkster but never dragged. An easy, comforting read! 😊 💫

BeeMagical Your bookshelf is so satisfying! The level-ness, the colour-block! 😻 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve always wondered about this series… sounds like a great read. 3mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain I‘m enjoying it. Nothing amazing but comforting. Bit cheesy at times with the romance elements but good if you want an easy read. 👍 3mo
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squirrelbrain Sometimes you need a bit of 🧀! 3mo
Caroline2 @BeeMagical Thanks! 😃 3mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Defo! 😆 3mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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I absolutely loved this!! Who knew that an epic Chinese fantasy novel was what I need right now!! 😆 but this was grounded (think Robin Hobb meets The Name of the Wind) with amazing world building (steeped in Chinese modern history) and characters to love! Highly recommend! 👍

TrishB I may have to shove up the tbr pile now. I have the first and second in the series! 3mo
rockpools This sounds amazing! I‘m not entirely convinced that epic Chinese fantasy is quite what I need right now either, but… 3mo
Caroline2 @rockpools 😆 👍 3mo
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I really loved this! The author teaches a MFA course in Creative Writing and this really feels like a mini Masters course book! By looking at Russian short stories, George analysis what makes a story great, what makes us fall in love with certain characters and why we love stories so much! Detailed, interesting and I want to read it all over again! (Me and George are now BFFs ☺️)

squirrelbrain I was intrigued by this when it came out, but thought it might be too clever for me! 3mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain it can be a bit high brow at times and it‘s taken me a couple of months to read as there‘s lots of concepts to sink in but it‘s very clever and well written. It‘s like a course book! 3mo
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This is a weird one! At times it was hopeful and deep and insightful but other times it was bleak, depressing and kinda whiney!

paulfrankspencer I think that's what I would expect from Lamott. 3mo
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Who Is Dolly Parton? | True Kelley
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What the….?? I would not have put these two together!! So intrigued by this book tho…!!! 🧐

Clare-Dragonfly Wow! Well, if I were Dolly Parton and wanted help to write a thriller, James Patterson would be the person to ask. And if I were James Patterson and Dolly Parton asked to co-write a book with me, I would definitely say yes! 3mo
Caroline2 @Clare-Dragonfly So true!!! 😆 3mo
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This was the nice, easy comforting read that I needed. I enjoyed the 19th century setting in Norway and the plot around famous composers was fascinating. Like a few people have mentioned, I couldn‘t connect with Ally either. But I‘m looking forward to the next book! (Check out my out of control tbr read piles on the shelves! 🤦‍♀️ arghh! Must. Stop. Buying. Books!!)

Caroline2 I really don‘t like books piled on top of shelves. 😒 messy! But I‘ve run out of room now!! 😬 3mo
LeeRHarry I‘m rereading the first one atm with the plan being to then continue the series 😊 3mo
Caroline2 @LeeRHarry I liked the second book more than the first so I think it might be one of those series where each one gets better..! 3mo
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The Castaways | Lucy Clarke
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A fun, action packed thriller. I wanted more of the experience of being stranded on a tropical island and it was very predictable but still really enjoyable and readable. Defo worth the 99p on kindle. 😉 👍

rockpools Sounds weirdly fun! 4mo
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Pine | Francine Toon
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Second hand shop book haul! 😀 📚

TrishB Great finds 👍🏻 4mo
squirrelbrain Oooh, all great books! 🥰 4mo
jessjess Good haul, loved Pine! 4mo
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Darklunarose Pine is my next “tbr” book! 4mo
Caroline2 @TrishB I loved looking for books in second hand shops. It‘s my fav hobbie! 😁 4mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain I‘m really looking forward to them. Need to read Salt Path and Tidelands first tho I guess. 😆 4mo
Caroline2 @jessjess good to know. 😀 4mo
Caroline2 @Darklunarose it sounds good. 👍 4mo
rachaich All excellent reads 🙃🙃 4mo
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Wakenhyrst | Michelle Paver
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The first half of this book was a 5 star read! I stayed up late and couldn‘t put it down. Then, it dipped in the middle. Too much of the father‘s diary, it felt repetitive and I started skimming. The ending is predictable. BUT overall, a solid pick. Full of gothic atmosphere with a creeping dread. A good eerie read. 👍 😉

TrishB I loved the first half too- but I‘m in that dip and can‘t motivate myself to pick back up. 4mo
julesG @TrishB same. 4mo
Caroline2 Such a shame isn‘t it! 🤦‍♀️ @TrishB @julesG 4mo
squirrelbrain Great review! I felt a bit of the dip but you know I skim-read a lot anyway so…. Probably didn‘t notice the dip as much as you! 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
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Monsieur Anniversaire | Roger Hargreaves, Collective
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I can‘t believe I‘ve been on Litsy for 5 years now!!!
Daft as it sounds, I can‘t imagine my life without Litsy! Well, I can….and it‘s really boring!!! 😆

Cathythoughts Congratulations! 🎉📚❤️ 4mo
TrishB Woohoo 🎉 🎉 4mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary 🥳🥳🥳🥳🎉🙌💥 4mo
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julesG 🎉🎂📚🎉 It is hard to imagine a life without Litsy. Happy Litsyversary! 4mo
squirrelbrain Happy Litsyversary! 😘🎉😘🎉 4mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉📚 4mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚🎉 4mo
Oryx Happy litsyversary! 4mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 4mo
eeclayton Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
fredamans Happy Litsyversary!!!!! 4mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽📖 4mo
Prairiegirl_reading Happy Litsyversary!!! 🎉 4mo
PaperbackPirate Happy Litsyversary! 📚📚 4mo
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On Writers and Writing | Margaret Atwood
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Crickey! Margaret Atwood has a seriously monotone voice!! I can‘t listen to any more! Hmm, maybe it‘s not always best for authors to read their own books! 😬

LikelyLibrarian I‘ve heard her speak before, and I agree. Fabulous writer. Not a great speaker. 4mo
squirrelbrain Oh dear…. 4mo
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Pickpick

The best book I have read in a long time. This had it all; it is so well written, it‘s full of great characters that you grow to love with a complex plot that keeps you guessing till the last page. Just a really fantastic book. (I have a serious book hang over now!!) #buddyread

TrishB It was great 👍🏻 4mo
Jas16 I really loved this one too 4mo
squirrelbrain Yes, that‘s the issue with such a good book - a book hangover… 🤷‍♀️ It was ever so good though wasn‘t it? 4mo
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Fr3NcHtOaSt I loved this book 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve seen much love for this book recently..must get hold of it! 4mo
Cathythoughts I really need to get to this one … 4mo
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A soft pick. This really dipped in the middle for me and I nearly bailed but it was so easy to read and I love a sweeping historical read. Occasionally, it felt soapy but it was overall a comforting read so I‘ll read the next one in the series. 😉

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It‘s been ages since I‘ve listened to an audio book and this one was great. Like listening to a good friend, egging you on and some fantastic advice. I really enjoyed this. 👍

TrishB Good to know 👍🏻 5mo
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Falling | T J Newman
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Book haul! 😀 👍 📚 ok, I need to seriously stop buying books now! 🤦‍♀️

squirrelbrain Oooh, nice haul! ❤️ 5mo
Caroline2 Thanks! 😊 @squirrelbrain 5mo
Oryx Nice! Interested to hear about Falling 5mo
Caroline2 @Oryx yes! I‘m excited about that one too. 😯 5mo
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The Name of the Wind | Patrick Rothfuss
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As recommended by Rachel Parris on ‘Between the covers‘, this was really good! Like if Robin Hobb wrote Harry Potter for adults! It‘s a chunkster and I got restless at the 3/4 mark (prob more me than the book!) but amazing world building, characters to really root for and a plot that keeps you guessing! A fab read! 👍 #betweenthecovers

Oryx I love this book. It's brilliant and I am so mad that the third book isn't out 😁 Are you going to read 6mo
squirrelbrain I have to say it‘s not one that I fancy but glad you liked it! 6mo
GingerAntics @oryx I‘m still not so patiently awaiting the third book. I get that he wants it to be really good, but it‘s frustrating. 6mo
Caroline2 @Oryx Yes! Defo going to read the next one!! 😁 6mo
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Ohhh I‘ve been wanting to read this! 😀 99p 👍 #kindledailydeals #99ponkondle

TrishB Thank you 👍🏻 got this one. 6mo
Cathythoughts Good price 👍🏻getting it 6mo
Crazeedi It's very good! @TrishB 6mo
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jenniferw88 Just bought this! 6mo
ShelleyBooksie Soo good! 6mo
TrishB @Crazeedi I think I just kept putting it off! 6mo
Tamra It‘s a great read!! 6mo
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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Some great kindle deals today! 😀 99p! #kindledailydeals #99ponkindle

allureofbeauty Envy. 6mo
jenniferw88 Yep, bought this one too! (11 books bought so far today lol) 6mo
Oryx I liked this one a lot 6mo
Caroline2 @jenniferw88 😆 I‘ve bought about 4! 🤦‍♀️ these kindle deals are too irresistible aren‘t they!! 😬 6mo
Caroline2 @Oryx ohh, good to know! 😁 6mo
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This sounds interesting and I‘ll take a chance for 99p. #99ponkindle #kindledailydeals 👍

Oryx Hmmmm. Sounds good 6mo
squirrelbrain Yes, I read it recently @Caroline2 @Oryx - really liked it. 6mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain yes, I thought I remembered seeing a good review from you. 👍 6mo
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I‘ve been wanting to read this for a while now. 😃 #99ponmindle #kindledailydeals

mjtwo It was fascinating 6mo
Caroline2 @mjtwo good to know. 😉 6mo
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Rodham | Curtis Sittenfeld
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Some great Kindle deals on today! 😀 #99ponkindle #kindledailydeals

squirrelbrain Ooh, this one is a definite...trots off to Amazon.... 6mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain it‘s does sound intriguing doesn‘t it. 😯 6mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain what is with Amazon‘s genre‘s....??? How is this a self-help book?!?!? 😆 🤦‍♀️ 6mo
squirrelbrain Goodness knows! They do come up with some weird ones! 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
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Can anyone recommend a really good short story collection please? Preferably thriller/suspense/horror or sci-fi?? 🤔

RaeLovesToRead The Complete Robot by Isaac Asimov or The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury 6mo
Caroline2 @RaeLovesToRead oh both of those sound brill, thanks. 😃 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells ...it‘s a set of novellas though. The first one is 6mo
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Caroline2 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa OH yes! I have that on my shelf. Thanks for the reminder. 😉 👍 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Caroline2 Oh, read it then! I‘m rereading it now and even enjoying it as a reread. 6mo
Liatrek It‘s so funny the only reason I started watching GOT was because Sean Bean was in the lead and I knew he couldn‘t die🤦🏾‍♀️ I hadn‘t read the books lol 6mo
RamsFan1963 Neil Gaiman is my favorite short story writer. Any of his collections, Smoke & Mirrors, Fragile Things, or Trigger Warning, are highly recommended. 6mo
Caroline2 @Liatrek Oh no!!! 🤦‍♀️ 😆 he‘s a great actor. And so lovely, I met him once at a premier. He gave me his autograph and a kiss 😘 😯 ☺️ 6mo
Caroline2 @RamsFan1963 thanks, I‘ll check him out. 👍 6mo
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