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Catherine_Willoughby

Catherine_Willoughby

Joined December 2019

39/100 Reading Challenge 2020 📚📚📚📚 📖 Lover of Classic Horror Stories, Tudor and Victorian History
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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ElizaMarie I love this one! Super creepy but so good. 16h
Catherine_Willoughby @ElizaMarie can't wait as loved S1 of this show 16h
BookishMe This was a #BlameItonLitsy choice for me. And a show I happily binged through! Alas, I couldn't stand the heavy swearing in the book ;(( 16h
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Catherine_Willoughby @BookishMe only through chapter one . I will let you how i feel about the swearing 15h
BookishMe @Catherine_Willoughby 👌🏾👌🏾 15h
MissAimz_55 I‘m watching this right now on the plane . Doing it backwards as I haven‘t read the book but I can‘t wait any longer 14h
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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book, which is based on a real person from the early 19th Century

The #Netflix series was very true to the source material.

Was Grace Marks a Murder, a Victim of the time or Troubled or all three.

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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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First impression : Good

More detailed so might take 48hrs to finish

📍Update page 200 after 14hrs . Saturdays are busy for me

#TBRCrew #TBRReading #TBRList #Netflix #MovieTieInBook

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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Another tv adaptation from Margaret Atwood

#AliasGrace #Netflix #MovieTieInBook

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Finished

First book that I have read right through in 16 hours (9am to 1am) that I would recommend to anyone

The last chapter was a nice touch

Has anyone read #TheTestaments ? Is it as reviving as this book?

Let me know so I can order it

#TheHandmaidsTale #TBRReading #TBRList

KristenDuck Loved the Handmaid‘s take and the testaments! Just be ready for a different writing style but very good. 2d
Catherine_Willoughby @KristenDuck reading Alias Grace now . I can see from text style its it's completely different to The Handmaids Tale 2d
BookwormM Personally I don‘t think The Testaments was needed the beauty of Handmaid‘s Tale was on the boy knowing that said did I rush to read it when it came out? Hell yeah 2d
Catherine_Willoughby @BookwormM from my opinion of The Handmaid's tale , it doesn't seem to need a squeal. Loved the end. The unknown. Might have written it because of the popularity of TV series. Seen S1 . Loved it (I know there is movie version from late 80s somewhere)but couldn't grasp S2 so stopped watching after E2. Bidding on secondhand version on ebay. So far its 99p. Won loads of new reads for least than 2£. Show my new haul next week when all books arrive 2d
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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Some more movie tie in books
#TBRCrew #TBRReading #TBRList

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Just started. Going well.

#TBRCrew #TBRReading #TBRList #Netflix

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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I must eat

Can't put down this book 👍

#TBRCrew #TBRList #TBRReading #WW2 #Death

WatsonReads One of my all time favourites. Ripped my heart out. 4d
Catherine_Willoughby @WatsonReads I never finished the movie last night . Will finish when done with reading 4d
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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I am hooked .... nearing the half way mark already !

#TheBookThief #WW2 #TBRCrew #TBRReading #TBRList

TrishB Great read 👍🏻 4d
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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A few chapters in .... Some theories from my previously book on Catherine Parr's education are discredited in this book....but did learn more on the inter Marraige relationships that connected the Parrs to Margaret Beaufort's third marriage & Sir Thomas Moor's first wife.

#NonFiction #Tudors #HistoricalBooks #TBRList #TBRReading

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Panpan

Nothing is happening with this story . I still can't feel the characters. I don't want to waste anymore time with this book .

#NapoleonicWars #CatandMouseChase

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Medieval Women | Eileen Power, Maxine Berg
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Can't have enough books ... more deliveries 😁

Some are old editions

#TBRCrew #TBRReading #Tudor #NonFiction #MedievalWomen #ElizabethEra #HistoricalBooks

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Will try to finish #TBRCrew #TBRReading #TBRList

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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Dracula: The Un-Dead | Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt
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Mehso-so

I knew 32 pages in that the #Titanic would feature!

Queensland (Cobh, Co.Cork. I am a corkonian) features in the last chapter..... so basically the only surviving character will die on this doomed ship.

#BramStoker death is not even mentioned - which in real life was over shadowed by the horrors of the #Titanic .

I hated the #JackTheRipper and #ElizabethBathory angle as well as the big reveal at the end .

Disappointing

#TBRCrew #TBRList

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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“Though sympathy can‘t alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable.”

Mina - Dracula

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Dracula: The Un-Dead | Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt
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Is it a Dracula or Jack the Ripper tale ?

Its like every element of 1888 & 1912 in London is relevant !

The Titanic does not sink for one more month (1912).

Lets see how this ends...

#Dracula #BramStoker #Vampires #Theundead #JackTheRipper #London

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Dracula The Un-Dead | Dacre Stoker
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I am only 39 pages in , with at least 5 name drops of well known CELEBRITIES of the period !!!

Waiting for #HGWells to be mentioned!!!

I don't know........

#Vampires #BramStoker #TBRCrew

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Dracula The Un-Dead | Dacre Stoker
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I hope to complete this book by the end of this week

#Dracula #Theundead #Vampires #BramStoker #TBRCrew #TBRReading #TBRList

tvscag Nice!!! I love vampire stories as well! 👍 1w
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Had this book for months waiting to be finished

I hope to finish over the next few days #TBRCrew

#TBR #TBRReading #TBRList

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I hope to finish this book tonight 👍

#TBR #TBRCrew #TBRReading #outlander #LordJohn

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Dracula: The Un-Dead | Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt
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Shelves of books . Getting through my #TBRList

UPDATED:

📍My cousin Rachel- Daphine Du Maurier - Finished 16/2/20 - 5 Stars ⭐

📍 Lord John and The Hand of Devils - Diana Gabaldon- Finished 16/2/20 - 3.5 Stars ⭐

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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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500+ pages

When did books become so big ?

#PrelovedBook #AmazonRecommend #Vampires

Branwen This is one of my favorite books of all time! 😍 1w
Catherine_Willoughby @Branwen has excellent reviews . Will start this book sometime next week ... trying to complete the books I am currently reading 1w
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Catherine of Aragon | Garrett Mattingly
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Mehso-so

VERY DETAILED Biography

It will take me months to complete this book - so far mostly about Anglo- Spanish relations in the 16th Century. I don't really need to know all this background info in great detail.
Nothing really on her marriage to Arthur.

I will dip in and out of this book during the next few weeks. Written for scholars of Anglo -Spanish relations in the 16th century not for the average enthusiast of Tudor history.

#TBRReading

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5/5

Very sad ending

#TBRCrew #TBRReading

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My Cousin Rachel | Daphne Du Maurier
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Can't read as usual. Work getting done . With the drilling can't focus 😥

#Reading #TBRCrew

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Catherine of Aragon | Garrett Mattingly
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Not too familiar with the Spanish court during the Renaissance , know who Charles V & Philip II are , of course .

Had to write down Catherine of Aragon's siblings . Catherine lost her older sister , she died within a hour of her sons birth (he died at the age of two) & her brother who died two months before the birth of his stillbirth daughter, before she even left for England in 1501.

#Tudor #NonFiction

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Catherine of Aragon | Garrett Mattingly
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1963 Edition

It's the time of Henry VIIIs First Wife

#TBRCrew #TBRReading #Tudor #NonFiction

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Queen Katherine Parr | Anthony K. Martienssen
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I have learned so much from this biography of Catherine Parr that I ever learned online (Wikipedia)

She was part of the Court of Henry VIII since birth , her mother being a lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon. She was raised along side Catherine Willoughby , Margaret Douglas (Margaret Tudor's daughter) and her cousin Princess Mary.

1975 Edition

#TBRCrew #TBRReading #Tudor #CatherineParr

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Dracula The Un-Dead | Dacre Stoker
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erzascarletbookgasm Look forward to your thoughts. 2w
Catherine_Willoughby @erzascarletbookgasm I hope to start the book by Saturday 2w
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Queen Katherine Parr | Anthony K. Martienssen
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So far an excellent easy account to follow.

Loads of notes written in .

Coming to Thomas Cromwell's fall from Grace (102 pages in)

#TBRCrew #TBRReading #Tudor #NonFiction

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Queen Katherine Parr | Anthony K. Martienssen
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Loads of family information on Catherine Willoughby , Anne Boleyn and Margaret Beaufort.

1975 edition

*Will take a few weeks to finish*

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The Reign of Mary Tudor | James Anthony Froude
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Can't have enough books ... more deliveries 😁

Some are old editions (1970s)

#TBRCrew #TBRReading #Tudor #NonFiction #Georgian #VictorianEra #HistoralBooks

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My Cousin Rachel | Daphne Du Maurier
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veritysalter I loved it, very suspenseful. 2w
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Jaclyn the Ripper | Karl Alexander
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Mehso-so

This book becomes interesting than the first installment (#TimeAfterTime) towards the end due to the decent suspense created by the author .

I had to research H.G.Wells. He was a known adulterer. He had many mistress while married to Amy Robbins.

Amber was a known Mistress. This is the name given to the 21st century love interest who becomes infatuated with Wells within minutes of meeting him!

Disappointing female leads #TBRCrew #TBRReading

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Jaclyn the Ripper | Karl Alexander
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Sick all day

Not able to read much

Brought this same time as #TimeAfterTime

I think my opinion of this installment will be the same as the first book

#TBRCrew #JackTheRipper #TBRReading #HGWells #TimeTravel

erzascarletbookgasm Get well soon! 💗 2w
Catherine_Willoughby @erzascarletbookgasm thank you . Worse today. Had to take the day off 2w
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Was meant to read this book two weeks ago . Finally reading #TBRCrew

*Irish General Election day coverage starting on TV. Exit polls due soon. RTE lost a senior journalist tonight , its taking up the start of the program as she host previous election coverage **

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Mehso-so

At first I wanted to give up on this book . The Letters back and forth started to irritate me .

There is no Chapters . The Book is spilt into two parts : Letters before her visit and Letters exchanged while on Guernsey.

There was a few minor elements in the book that were not in the movie .The Movie worked better for me.

I want to say PICK but due to format of book I Must say "So-So"

I just expected so much more due to Movie

#TBRCrew

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Private bedroom bookcase is built & getting filled

#TBRCrew #Bookcase #Books

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It's not what I expected.....

Will finish tomorrow

#TBRCrew #TBRReading

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Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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New bookcase coming for my room tomorrow.

This is just one small corner

#TBRCrew #TBRReading

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Dracul | Dacre Stoker
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Prequel to #Dracula

It's in a similar format to #BramStoker Dracula through Journal entries , Newspaper clippings and Letters . We are first introduced to The Stoker Family through Bram's eyes. Did his early childhood experience be the true origins of his well known book Dracula ?

100% Recommend

*While reading over 3 days I was painting my kitchen*

#TBRCrew #TBRReading #Vampires

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Can't have enough books ... more deliveries 😁

#TBRCrew #TBRReading #Tudor #NonFiction #Georgian #Devil #QueenAnne

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"Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well."

Vincent van Gogh

*Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh - Lust For Life (1956)*

#VincentVanGogh #Impressionism #Art #Artist

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Dracul | Dacre Stoker
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301 pages ...

Less than 200 pages to go

This book is the best I've read in this genre so far this year .

#Vampire #Dracula #BramStoker #TBRCrew

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The Vampire Lestat | Anne Rice
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