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Books that linger, the good books stay with you . From Cork 🇮🇪 on Instagram @cathyoma
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Going away for a few days. These are coming too , also kindle. The Bee Sting will be first up. Of course that could all change 😁

julesG Enjoy your trip! 2d
batsy Nice! Enjoy your trip ❤️ I'm a bit afraid of The Bee Sting so will look out for your review and can't wait to get to Butter! 2d
CarolynM Hope you have a great time away💕 2d
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erzascarletbookgasm Great stack! Have a lovely trip 😘💕 2d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Hope you and your lovely bookstack have an amazing holiday! 2d
merelybookish Enjoy! 😀 2d
Cathythoughts @julesG Thankyou ❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @batsy Thankyou X I‘ve only read the first paragraph of Bee Sting .. which is alarming straight away 🤞🏻. I know nothing about Butter yet 👍🏻 2d
Cathythoughts @merelybookish Thanks Margot ❤️ I hope all is well you X 2d
Erinreadsthebooks The order, the books, purchasing a new book…it can always change on vacation 😅 2d
Leftcoastzen Have fun! Looks like you have some good ones to choose from. 2d
andrew61 Have a great time Cathy. I'll look forward to your review of the bee sting as I want to read it soon, I remember loving Skippy dies. 2d
Tamra 😍 wishing you happy travel reading Cathy! I hope you find *one or two extra to bring home. (Or 3-10) 😜 (edited) 2d
bookandbedandtea Beautiful picture! Enjoy your time away. 💛 2d
LeahBergen Have a wonderful time! It looks like you‘ll have good “book company”. 😘 2d
Ruthiella Great stack! Bon voyage . 😊 2d
squirrelbrain Great stack! Have a lovely time! 2d
Cathythoughts @Erinreadsthebooks Well that is the truth, anything can happen in our book worlds 😂❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen Thankyou ! 👍🏻❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @andrew61 I didn‘t read Skippy Dies , but my son loved it. Bee Sting is starting off great .. loving it so far 🤞🏻👍🏻 2d
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks X Don‘t you know one or two might just happen 😂❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @bookandbedandtea Thankyou ❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah X I think my book company will be fine 👍🏻❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella We aren‘t leaving the country.. but it will be a lovely few days X 2d
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen. I started Bee Sting , it‘s not like anything I expected.. it‘s a good story so far , I think you‘d like it 👍🏻❤️ 2d
squirrelbrain I‘ve read it! I really enjoyed it, for the most part. 🤪🤔 I‘ll be interested to hear your thoughts when you‘ve read it. 2d
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Ok ! That‘s intriguing 🤔😆 I‘ll keep you posted. I‘m only 100 pages in and I love it. But there‘s a lot to go … we shall see ! 2d
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The Expendable Man | Dorothy B. Hughes
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From the very beginning I felt tense , had butterflies. I loved the desert setting. I loved the surprises along the way , Thankyou @vivastory for recommending I go in blind… I went in knowing nothing and it made all the difference. I was fascinated as the story unfolded and at the draw , the force , that brought certain characters together. What an excellent book. I‘ll definitely try In A Lonely Place next.

Tamra 👏🏾 Love it when that happens! 3d
LeahBergen Great review! I went in blind, too! 3d
Liz_M I love this book! 3d
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vivastory I'm so glad that this worked out for you! I think you'll like In A Lonely Place, too. 3d
sarahbarnes Stacking! 3d
BarbaraBB I loved this one too and I‘m sure you‘ll love In a Lonely Place as well 🖤 3d
Cathythoughts @Tamra Me too. Have you read this one, I‘d say you‘d love it ❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks. I loved it. ❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @Liz_M I know !! I‘m looking forward to A Lonely Place too. 2d
Cathythoughts @vivastory Thanks 👍🏻❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes I look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB It‘s a good one ❤️ 2d
batsy I loved this and also went in not knowing anything when we read it with our NYRB group. Great review! 2d
Tamra @Cathythoughts not yet, but I have it TBR. Must bump it up! 😊 2d
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks. It‘s so well written, I loved it. ❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @Tamra You absolutely must 😁 2d
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Domestic Pleasures is an absolute pleasure to read. Set in 1980‘s New York , with a wonderful cast of characters. It‘s about relationships and life, falling in and out of love , about bringing up teenagers in this NY setting.
I couldn‘t stop turning the pages. Such an enjoyable book. I‘m not a big romance reader , but I had tears for some of the touching moments in this story♥️♥️♥️

squirrelbrain Sounds wonderful! Stacking. 1w
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain It‘s so good 👍🏻❤️ 1w
jlhammar Pretty plant🪴Can‘t wait to read more Gutcheon! 7d
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andrew61 That's sounds interesting Cathy. I enjoyed Still Missing very much so will try and find this one. 7d
LeahBergen This sounds lovely! I need to buy some more of her novels. 7d
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed. I‘m going to keep looking for her books in the 2nd hand shops🙂 7d
batsy Lovely photo! Haven't read any Beth Gutcheon but seen so much praise dor her lately and am adding to the list 👍🏾 6d
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Thanks X Yes , she‘s good. We knew that after Missing 👍🏻😁 6d
Cathythoughts @andrew61 It‘s very different from Missing. But the writing just as good 👍🏻 6d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I think I remember you saying you read The New Girls 🤔. I have that and will read it soon. X 6d
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Og good. I am too. 🤞🏻❤️ 6d
Cathythoughts @batsy I think you‘d like her .. Still Missing was the Persephone we read , it was excellent. ❤️ 6d
LeahBergen Yes, I read it way back in my teens! I remember the old cover but nothing else about it. 😆 6d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Imagine that. It‘s funny what we remember. I wonder if you started to read it , would it come back to you bit by bit … interesting! ❤️ 6d
rubyslippersreads Stacking! I loved Still Missing so much, I really want to read more of her books. 5d
Cathythoughts @rubyslippersreads I know! I loved Still Missing too x 5d
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I‘m reading one of the Beth Gutcheon books I bought after reading Still Missing ( which I loved ) with #PersephoneClub. This one doesn‘t have that terrible dark theme, ( not yet , I don‘t think it will ) a softer story of people‘s lives , marriage, divorce, all the complications of love and loss. The writing I do remember ! She‘s a lovely graceful writer.

Tamra I won‘t soon forget Still Missing! 😳 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I won‘t either ! It‘s good to be reading her again , she‘s gifted. 2w
jlhammar Glad to hear you‘re enjoying this so far. I look forward to reading more of her work. 2w
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CarolynM Sounds good. Thanks for reminding me to look out for more Beth Gutcheon. 2w
LeahBergen This does sound good! 2w
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Yes, she‘s a good writer ❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Its good 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘m really enjoying it , I imagine you would too 😘 (edited) 2w
Suet624 I read this so many years ago that I can‘t remember a thing about it but I do remember thinking I wanted to search for more of her books. 1w
Cathythoughts @Suet624 I‘m loving it. It‘s such a beautiful, ordinary read. I‘m not a romance reader. But this is more like Jane Austen ❤️ (edited) 1w
rubyslippersreads You had me at Jane Austen! 5d
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Fayne: A Novel | Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Just starting this one and I love the whole idea of it, if not a bit worried about the page count. It‘s so long 🤞🏻🙈

TrishB I‘ll watch out for your review 👍🏻 2w
Karisimo The description sounds good! 2w
Tamra I hope you like it despite being a doorstop! 2w
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Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Karisimo It really does ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I love it already. 🤞🏻❤️ 2w
batsy Love the photo 🌸 2w
LeahBergen I‘ll be watching to see how you like it. You may inspire me to finally pull it off my shelf! 😆 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I think I‘ll like it , I‘m just worried about the length of it. I have to be in a certain frame of mind to tackle these long books … 🤞🏻🤞🏻 ♥️ 2w
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts So do I! 😬 2w
sarahbarnes This one is on my list. 😊 2w
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 😬 I havnt got too far. I might be in a little slump… I‘ve set time aside for today , see what this slump is all about … 🤞🏻 2w
LeahBergen I‘ve felt a little slumpy lately and then pulled myself out of it by reading really light books 😆 2w
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Well that was wild. I think I preferred the first half .. and I think I‘m ready for a change of genre. But I‘ll be back to John Marrs again , he‘s tried and trusted now.

LeahBergen What a pretty photo! 2w
BarbaraBB I will read this one too but like you for now I need a change of genre 😀 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 😘 I hope you‘re feeling better X (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB 👍🏻👍🏻😘 2w
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One newly washed dog and me ready for an early night … This book is a real page turner. I‘m halfway, not too happy with some of the plot developments… but loving the pure escapism of it all. John Marrs is such a good thriller writer. So glad to have discovered him here on Litsy @BarbaraBB 🙏♥️

LeahBergen Hello, Lisa Lee! 😘😘 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Lisa Lee is wrecked after two long walks and a bath. But she insisted she wanted us to say hello to JohnnyBergen 🐶♥️♥️ Hi Johnny 👋🏻 3w
LeahBergen And he send his love right back! ❤️ 3w
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Tamra What a cute & clean curly whirly! 😍 I‘ve been in the mood for escapism too. 👍🏾 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I can guarantee this one for escapism 👍🏻 3w
TrishB I have 4 on my kindle s d have only read one. 🐶♥️ 3w
BarbaraBB Ooh great, I haven‘t read this one yet. I just started the tagged, I needed some escapism too! 3w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3w
batsy Lisa, what a beauty 😍😁 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB I have a few more too. Some books and some kindle. He‘s great. ♥️ 2w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I have Samaritan stacked. I feel you can‘t go wrong with him. 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy She is that 🥰 you‘d love her. 2w
kspenmoll What a cutie! 2w
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll She is 🥰 2w
Cathythoughts @dabbe ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
AnnCrystal 💕🐕💝. 2d
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Oh dear ! #Unpopularopinion This is a bail for me. I just couldn‘t get into it, and the writing wasn‘t for me. There are some great reviews here on Litsy , but I had to bail out.

Tamra That‘s disappointing! I had this one stacked too. 3w
Ruthiella Oh well, on to the next one which will be hopefully a winner! 🤞 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra It may well work for you. Not for me 😬 Thats where I find the kindle samples are so helpful. I did buy this book though. Hopefully I‘ll find a good home for it. It‘s a pretty book ❤️😁 (edited) 3w
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Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Yes. Onwards and hopefully upwards ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
LeahBergen That‘s too bad. I was initially curious about this and then read a bit of it online and decided it might not be for me either! 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I know ! That‘s the way it goes. We do pretty well here on Litsy for books though 😁❤️❤️ I did love the whole idea of this one … anyway .. onwards and upwards. I‘m thinking of Fayne .. not sure I‘m ready for such a long book. I‘m always up for another thriller 🤣 I‘ll have fun deciding X June for our next Persephone x 3w
BarbaraBB Another bail. I hear you 😀. I just started another John Marrs 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I might try another Marrs too 😁👍🏻 3w
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Under the Storm: A Novel | Christoffer Carlsson
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An excellent crime book and so much more , great storytelling and substance. This is my favourite book so far this year. @batsy

Tamra Best of the year? That is high praise - I‘m going to stack it. I hope I can borrow the audio. 3w
batsy Wow! Great review and high praise. So glad this author works for you, Cathy 💜 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra @batsy It‘s just my favourite kind of book. Literary crime. I‘m in heaven … dark , yes. But all of life is here. I learned a lot about life from this book too. High praise for this one. I must look up more of his writing. (edited) 3w
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Cathythoughts @Tamra It‘s so interesting what we read or listen to. I love to read crime, couldn‘t listen. I listen more to books I‘m not too sure about but have to read ( for one reason or another ). I can watch and love a romantic comedy ,but couldn‘t read one 🥱 boring 😑. ❤️ (edited) 3w
LeahBergen I like literary crime, too. 👍 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️ It‘s good. 3w
sarahbarnes So glad to hear this! I just picked it up from the library. 😁 3w
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes Oh I look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻❤️ 3w
BarbaraBB That‘s quite the recommendation! Stacking! 1w
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Under the Storm: A Novel | Christoffer Carlsson
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“Old people say pightle, instead of yard. Isak has recently noticed this, how old people sometimes talk a little different, using words he‘s not used to. He likes the way they sound. Edvard often says that words are one of the links we have to those who are no longer with us. “

I see this as I get older. Words my mother and father used to use , I find myself using them now too.

lazydaizee The meanings of some words have changed since we started using the internet. Spam used to be a tinned meat product, now it means unwanted emails. 4w
Tamra So true! There are words periodically that pop into my mind from my grandparents, like davenport & soda pop. 😁 It‘s fun to think about and always brings happy memories. They also had quirky words they mispronounced as part of a rural accent, despite my grandmother being a teacher. 😂 4w
Cathythoughts @lazydaizee I know ! When I say .. I must go to the shop for a few messages … my granddaughter is bewildered by my use of the word … What Granny 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4w
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sarahbarnes This is on my list after seeing @batsy nominate it for Camp Litsy. 😁 4w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I love those quirky old words , they are part of a way of being and talking … 🥰 your local accent. 4w
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes Yes ! @batsy put me onto this one 👍🏻😁 4w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Your grandmother 🥰🥰🥰 4w
batsy This is so true! 💜 And @sarahbarnes I knew @Cathythoughts would get to this sooner than I would 😁 and so glad you're liking it, Cathy. 4w
sarahbarnes I may have just put in for a copy at the library @batsy 😁 4w
Cathythoughts Thanks @batsy Of course it all started with Sjowall/Wahloo and then Henning Mankell ❤️ .. but there‘s been nothing to compare sinse. When I saw you recommending this book , I thought I‘d better have a read. Thanks so much Suba ❤️ really enjoying. 😘 4w
batsy @Cathythoughts My pleasure, Cathy! 💜 I should bump him up the list. I too love Sjowall and Wahloo and need to continue the series. 4w
LeahBergen I find that, too! The odd time I‘ll find myself using one of my Nan‘s words or phrases and it makes me laugh. 😆 4w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I know , and it happens so unconsciously… interesting ❤️ they are part of us. 4w
CarolynM Such a lovely observation 🥰 and so true. I once had a work colleague who, like me, had spent a lot of her childhood with her grandparents. We used to laugh about the old fashioned expressions we both used and the odd looks we got from others when we did. 4w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM It is a lovely observation. All the old fashioned expressions and memories ❤️ 3w
UwannaPublishme Sp true! I have many of those old expressions in my vocabulary now too. 3w
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Under the Storm: A Novel | Christoffer Carlsson
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On to my next Christoffer Carlsson for a Saturday afternoon relaxing read.

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Crime , serial killer , set in Sweden. Good writing and a steady pace all the way through. I guessed the ending , which is most unusual for me 🤣. There‘s a fair bit of philosophising too and nature, which I enjoyed. I thoroughly enjoyed it all. Thanks @batsy for recommending this writer. I‘m off to start another by him now .. Under The Storm. 👍🏻❤️

batsy Very intriguing review, Cathy! Glad you enjoyed it ❤️ 4w
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks X It‘s a good one. 4w
Tamra This sounds great! Stacked! (edited) 4w
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Cathythoughts @Tamra I hope you like it. I‘ll be dying to know if you figure out ‘ who done it ! ‘ 😁 4w
LeahBergen Great review, Cathy! I‘m intrigued. 😄 4w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yep , ❤️ ! I‘m enjoying another of his now. (edited) 4w
CarolynM I think I will have to investigate this author too🙂 4w
emmasm08 @Cathythoughts a good thriller is always worth reading - I‘m stacking it xx 3w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I hope you will like it ❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @emmasm08 I love good thrillers 👍🏻❤️ 3w
EverydayImReading @Cathythoughts Thanks for the recommendation Cathy. I‘ve started this one and I‘m hooked already. 🥶 🇸🇪 🌳 3w
Cathythoughts @EverydaImReading Oh good ! I‘m glad you‘re enjoying. You‘d get hooked alright 👍🏻😁 I‘m on my second one by Carlsson now. (edited) 3w
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They Knew Mr. Knight | Dorothy Whipple
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A reread for me. I did start reading , then watched the movie on YouTube which was brilliant. I‘ve dipped in and out sinse… I don‘t think Dorothy Whipple could ever disappoint. I loved the characters , the villain and all ! Loved it ♥️ #PersephoneClub

Tamra A movie?! I will check for it. 😃 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Oh do ! It‘s perfect , I think anyway. ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It was @Bookbuyingaddict who recommended the movie. Made in 1946 ! Imagine ! 1mo
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EverydayImReading @cathythoughts Sounds intriguing. I might check out the movie. Great review Cathy ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @EverydayImReading Thanks Sinead 😘 1mo
jlhammar Excited to watch the movie once I‘ve finished! 1mo
daena I will also be watching the movie once I finish reading! This is my second Whipple and she really doesn‘t disappoint. 1mo
andrew61 Great review, Cathy. I wasn't aware of a film , ill try and find it but inevitably doubt that seeing the characters on screen will match my imagination. Mr knight has a Cape , is twirling his moustache , and laughing maniacally as he counts his money. 1mo
LeahBergen Lovely review, Cathy. And it definitely looks like spring in your part of the world! 😍 1mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammer oh good 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @daena She‘s a lovely writer , isn‘t she. ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Loving your description of Mr Knight 😂 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes , Spring has sprung. Now if we could just find a way to keep the sun from disappearing again 😁 1mo
Aimeesue Nice review! I‘ll have to watch the movie once I‘ve finished! 4w
Aimeesue @andrew61 Now I can only picture him as Snidely Whiplash! 🥸 4w
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Fayne: A Novel | Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Two new books bought on trip to Dublin today. Both Litsy inspired. I‘m excited about the tagged book @Tamra 👍🏻❤️ It‘s very long. I can do it 😁

Tamra 👏🏾 Slow & steady! I‘ve been missing the world of Fayne every evening. I will be curious as to what you think of the end. 1mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been staring at Fayne on my shelves for ages. The chunkiness of it has deterred me. 😆 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Yes your review inspired me. Sounds like a really good one. @LeahBergen I know ! I‘m all talk , I think it will be good but I‘m afraid of the length of it 😳♥️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra I need to learn Slow & Steady ! 🙈😆 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I read a chapter in bed each night. I‘ve done that twice now with chunky monkeys and it doesn‘t feel burdensome at all. 😄 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Good plan ❤️ 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Prima Facie is EXTRAORDINARY! 1mo
Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly Oh good. Your review and @squirrelbrain were the deciding factors 👍🏻👍🏻♥️♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly I‘m always in bookshops looking up Litsy ♥️ 1mo
squirrelbrain I won‘t say ‘enjoy‘ because it‘s not that kind of book, but I think you‘ll love Prima Facie. 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen ♥️ 1mo
TrishB I have Fayne ready 😁 via the lovely @LeahBergen I‘m saving for Gladstone‘s this year! 1mo
LeahBergen @TrishB That will be a good place to read it! 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Nice plan Trish 👍🏻❤️ I‘m going to finish Blaze Me A Sun by Christoffer Carlsson. Then maybe another by him and then tackle Fayne … that‘s the plan anyway 😁. 1mo
Suet624 I often think of MacDonald‘s earlier novel. I read it years ago. So atmospheric. I should check in on it again. 1w
Cathythoughts @Suet624 Stacking that one now. Thankyou ❤️ 1w
Suet624 I hope it still holds up! The first review on Goodreads is a 1 star review 1w
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Her Last Move | John Marrs
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Thankyou @Balibee146 for the tag 😘

1. Play with grandchildren, walk , Bookclub Friday night.
2. The river.
3. Cork , Ireland. Weather not too bad… partly cloudy, windy, coolish. Meant to get better soon 🤞🏻
4. Tagged 👍🏻

#Cupcake12 @Cupcake12 #motivationalmonday
Tagging all who want to join in. X

BarbaraBB How is the book? 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Only starting … 🤞🏻😁 1mo
Cupcake12 Thanks for joining in. Enjoy book club. Have a great week x 1mo
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batsy That weather does sound lovely 💙 (envying anyone not in the midst of a hellish heatwave 😂) 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I, ( many people here) wouldn‘t mind a reasonable heatwave 💙 😘 1mo
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Pity | Andrew McMillan
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Thanks so much Helen. ❤️ I‘m excited for this one. You are very good X XX I see you say in your review, the writer is a poet and the writing beautiful. ❤️

squirrelbrain You‘re welcome Cathy! I wonder if the other one will ever turn up, or if it‘s lost for good?! 😘 1mo
TrishB I loved this one ♥️ very clever. 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks 😘. You never know 🤞🏻 it‘s out there somewhere ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB It‘s a lovely gift to receive and I‘m looking forward to it 🥰 1mo
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Providence | Anita Brookner
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“They were married on his embarkation leave. Louise made her daughters wedding dress, sitting up all night to finish it. It was of the palest pink china silk; an audacious choice destined to set off her daughter‘s delicate white skin. Instead of a veil , there was a little pill-box hat. It was the most beautiful wedding dress Louise had ever made. “

Very happy to be reading Anita Brookner again ♥️

Tamra I need to read more! 1mo
Cathythoughts @tamra I do too. She is kind of perfect ♥️ (edited) 1mo
LeahBergen You bought this one for me several years ago and I loved it SO MUCH! ❤️ 1mo
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batsy Oh gosh, I really must read more of her! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘m really enjoying it. I‘m glad you loved it. She‘s unique ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I know. She‘s very good. X 1mo
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The One | John Marrs
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This was such a good psychological thriller. Thankyou @BarbaraBB for the recommendation. It was just what the doctor ordered. A good easy read with just enough edge to it. I‘ve ordered more John Marrs already .. great stuff. 👍🏻♥️

bookandbedandtea For a thriller, I thought this had a lot of depth. It turned me into a Marrs fan and I'm slowly reading the rest of his books. 1mo
intothehallofbooks I loved this one! 1mo
BarbaraBB So glad you enjoyed it. I know what you mean; just the right kind of books at the right time! 1mo
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Cathythoughts @bookandbedandtea Yes, I think so too. I‘m looking forward to reading more of him. 1mo
Cathythoughts @intothehallofbooks Yes ! It‘s good 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Yes. That‘s it 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
emmasm08 I read ‘ The Good Samaritan ‘ and enjoyed it but don‘t know this one ! I‘ll add it to@my very long list 😂x 1mo
Cathythoughts @emmasm08 Well Emma , I‘m adding , The Good Samaritan to mine 😁♥️ 1mo
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Small Mercies | Dennis Lehane
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Boston 1970‘s. Tough times. I can‘t go on with this one. It‘s too hard core. I understand Mary Pat and where‘s she‘s coming from. Her life is tragic. But where‘s she going to ? I won‘t find out as I bailed before half way. I started off engaging with the story. But I found it relentless. I wanted to stage an intervention. Get Mary Pat out of there. Maybe it‘s because of the terrible violence right now in the world, this hit me all the harder.

Suet624 I understand. I read several books recently that just about did me in. I needed to take a break. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Suet624 Yes. ❤️ We are living in desperate times. ❤️ 1mo
Tamra Indeed, it is gritty & raw. 😐 I loved Mary Pat despite her rough edges. 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra I really felt for her. But ( in as far as I got in the story ) I couldn‘t imagine how her life could end well. Her tough edges seemed to hide a dying center. Nothing was sacred any more. She loved her daughter. I felt Mary Pat was on a self destructive path ( through no fault of her own ) .. but it was getting worse and so hard to watch. So much pain for one woman. 1mo
squirrelbrain Sounds like a tough read, Cathy. 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Yes. I‘d usually be up for it. Something about the MC … ❤️ 1mo
Ruthiella I‘ve read a couple other books by Lehane and they were pretty emotionally exhausting . 1mo
vlwelser My coworker had to stop reading it. He couldn't take all the racism. Or more the reminder about how bad it is. So embarrassing. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Yes , emotionally exhausting is it 👍🏻 I felt depleted. ♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @vlwelser It was everything !! Tough read 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
Cathythoughts @dabbe 😂🤩X 1mo
BarbaraBB I know what you mean. I read it recently and finished it but I wanted the intervention too! 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Yes everything was so chaotic and she was so vulnerable. 1mo
emmasm08 Oh blimey ! I almost feel like I need to read it to share some of the pain around this poor women‘s life ! … 🙈xx 1mo
LeahBergen I find that I haven‘t been up for “hard” reads lately either. 🫤 1mo
Cathythoughts @emmasm08 👍🏻❤️ I might go back to it sometime as I‘d like to know what happens. Maybe when I‘m in another frame of mind. X 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Ya , me neither. Xx 1mo
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They Knew Mr. Knight | Dorothy Whipple
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Starting now #Persephoneclub 🤍🤍🤍🍷

jlhammar Whipple and wine - looks divine! Can‘t wait to get started. 2mo
Tamra What a treat! I have started and am enjoying it. 😊 2mo
andrew61 Look forward to your thoughts. Might Starr it next week. 2mo
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Cathythoughts @jlhammar Wine and Whipple 🥰 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen That‘s a nice pairing! I‘ve been out of town all week and haven‘t started yet. 😬 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I watched the movie on YouTube .. thankyou @Bookbuyingaddict ! It was so good. I loved it. Very faithful to the book too. ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen I‘ll watch it when I‘m done, too! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Oh good ! I‘ll be dying to know what you think. 1mo
Bookbuyingaddict @Cathythoughts glad you enjoyed it , I love old films 🎥 @LeahBergen hi ladies happy Thursday 😀I was going to watch it whilst ironing yesterday but our fuse box blew 💥 so I had no electricity for hours, thankfully the magic 🪄 of our local electrician put in a new one 😀they are the true wizards 🧙🏻‍♂️ aren‘t they 😆so I will watch it today ! And report back 😀 1mo
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The Heaven of Mercury | Brad Watson
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Thankyou @emmasm08 for saying I‘d like this one. I really did like it. Great storytelling and characters and mostly I loved that it was so human. ❤️

emmasm08 That was a quick read 😂glad you liked it Cathy x 2mo
Cathythoughts @emmasm08 Thanks X It was a good one ❤️ 2mo
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The List | Yomi Adegoke
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Thankyou Trish. ♥️ I‘m very excited for these books. I‘ve seen the reviews on Litsy that had me stacking them… and now I have them 😁. Thankyou my old Litsy friend @TrishB

TrishB Hope you had a fabulous day Cathy ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish , for the lovely books. ,was a lovely day. A lot of chocolate went down. I just had more for breakfast. 😂 2mo
LeahBergen How nice! 🥰 2mo
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BarbaraBB Is it your birthday Cathy? I hope you‘ve had a happy one. My belated congratulations 🎈 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes! I‘m delighted ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Thanks Barbara 😘 2mo
UwannaPublishme Happy Belated Birthday! 🥳🎉📚🍫 2mo
Cathythoughts @UwannaPublishme Thankyou X 😘 2mo
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Thankyou so much Leah. For the lovely card and bookmark, a book to read to my little grandchildren, Grandmothers ! And Harriet Said …. Thrilled to pieces. That Beryl Bainbridge cover is amazing, everything is.Thankyou my lovely friend 😘 @LeahBergen

LeahBergen You‘re so welcome, Cathy! I hope your birthday was wonderful! 😘😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thankyou ! It was a lovely birthday 😘 2mo
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This was a reread for me, and I loved it even more this time round. Classic suspense , Alfred Hitchcock style. Recommended by @EverydayImReading for our Bookclub this month , we met last night and had a cracker of a discussion. A compelling irresistible read. 👍🏻♥️

Tamra 🫣 I will check it out! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I think you will love it 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I placed a library hold on the audio. I love these kinds of books on audio. Woot! 🎉 2mo
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EverydayImReading @Cathythoughts We had a wonderful night once again. And yes a great discussion. It was my first Ira Levin and won‘t be my last. Such a compelling writer. So happy you enjoyed it too ❤️ 2mo
batsy This is a good one! 🖤 2mo
jlhammar I think I need this - sounds so good! 2mo
LeahBergen I must get to the copy you bought for me! 🩷 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I read it years ago and did the audio this time. I‘m not the best critic of audio , but I thought it was really good. I listen mostly on my walks , so a lot of gasps and shrieks , I think I kept it under wraps though 😂😂❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @EverydayImReading I loved it , Sinead. So glad you recommended it 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Batsy So good 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar You need it !! 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen You must !! I‘ll be dying to know what you think 💕💕💕 I‘m just fresh from it , so I‘m all about it 😁 2mo
BarbaraBB I should reread this too. I loved this book as well as 2mo
batsy Happy birthday, dear Cathy! Hope you have a fantastic day, friend 🎉🎁🎈🎂❤️ 2mo
quietlycuriouskate Happy birthday, Cathy! 📚🎂 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I think it‘s even better second time round 👍🏻 I never finished Rosemary‘s baby, maybe I‘ll revisit it ♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thankyou my friend ♥️😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @quietlycuriouskate Thanks Kate 😘 2mo
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A Helping Hand | Celia Dale
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Maisie and Josh have a spare room in their house. They have taken in an older lady, as a paying guest…. Let‘s just say the way they make their way in the world is quite disturbing.
I really enjoyed this one and want to read more by Celia Dale. Thanks @LeahBergen for your posting this. It caught my interest and it was so good 👍🏻♥️

Tamra I have it stacked! Looking forward to it. 2mo
Lesliereadsalot Sounds intriguing! 2mo
LeahBergen It was a fun one, wasn‘t it? I‘ve bought two more of her books. 😆 2mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra I loved it. It‘s sad too , but fun as well. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot It‘s very good ! I‘m looking up more by her ♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I thoroughly enjoyed it. I must get more of her too 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
batsy I have it stacked, as well ?? "Disturbing" always piques my interest ? 2mo
emmasm08 I like the sound of that ! ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Yes ! Me too 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts @emmasm08 It‘s good Emma 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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Book haul today…. And this isn‘t all of them. 🥰 went a bit mad. This copy of Crimson Petal is so nice.

BarbaraBB Wow! 2mo
Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Stack of wonderful 2mo
batsy Have you already read Crimson Petal, Cathy? It's a fantastic book 💜 2mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra It is that ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I have read it. I just loved this copy and the cover. ❤️❤️❤️ It is a brilliant book. 2mo
Tamra The tagged book is on my TBR, but I forgot about it. It sounds so good that I may have to buy it. 2mo
Ruthiella Awesome stack! 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Oh I think you‘re going to LOVE it 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I‘m thrilled 😁 Xxx 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I looked it up just now, mixed reviews 😬. But I‘m betting you‘ll like it ❤️🤞🏻 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I seem to enjoy reading a chapter of a chunkster each night before bed and I am guessing this will be perfect. I recently started Fayne, so it will be awhile. 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I see I have Fayne on my list .. and it looks great!! I‘m getting an attack of FOMO .. I want to read Fayne too 😂❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen What a haul! 2mo
TrishB I have Crimson and Fayne to get to on the pile! 2mo
jlhammar Look at all those Rendells! Fun haul. 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah 🥰 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘ll look forward to your thoughts. I‘m getting very interested in Fayne now 😁❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar I know ! She‘s a good writer. X 2mo
sarahbarnes 😍😍😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes Yes ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
kspenmoll Great finds! 2mo
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll It was a lovely day out X 2mo
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The Postcard | Anne Berest
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I finally received my copy. Looking forward to starting this one.

Tamra Enjoy Cathy! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks X. 2mo
jlhammar Wonderful! Look forward to your thoughts. 2mo
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Cathythoughts @jlhammar I know. I‘m delighted to finally have it 😁 2mo
BarbaraBB Enjoy Cathy ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen I‘ve yet to pick up a copy but all the reviews on here are making me want to read it! 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Thanks Barbara ♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes , me too. That‘s why I got it . It took ages to come. Makes me really miss Book Depository… they had everything and delivered everywhere so quickly. 2mo
CatMS I loved this book, one of my favorites in 2022 2mo
Cathythoughts @CatMS Oh thats good to hear. 😁👍🏻 2mo
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Subdivision: A Novel | J. Robert Lennon
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I wasn‘t sure what this was all about, a guest house in the ‘town ‘ called Subdivision. Run by Clara and the Judge , our MC checks in and there is a jigsaw on the table to finish, and a crow that‘s watching. So begins a heady journey. I found it often hard to connect with, but I did develop a compassion for the MC, and I never wanted to bail, and at times I felt moved to tears. A haunting book when you really think about it.

Balibee146 Oh this looks right up my street 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts @Balibee146 It‘s a strange one 😁 2mo
batsy Great review! I should start reading this author. 2mo
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Cathythoughts @batsy I imagine you‘ll be a fan 😘 2mo
Balibee146 @Cathythoughts Yes.... Well.... Cough, cough 😉🤣 just picked it up on Kindle 2mo
Tamra Fabulous review! Broken River keeps popping into my mind, unsettling. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Balibee146 Oh very good. 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra This one is so different from Broken River. I have another one now , he‘s addictive 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I love it when that happens! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Me too ♥️ 2mo
Ruthiella Great review! I loved how strange this book was and enjoyed trying to put the pieces together. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella It was so strange, I don‘t think I put all the pieces together but I loved it all the same. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
BarbaraBB So glad you read it and loved it. It is unlike any other book I think. It was my first Lennon and I was hooked immediately! 2mo
LeahBergen That sounds so intriguing! 2mo
CarolynM Great review! I have to stack it, of course! 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Very good/different book. I have Familiars to start next 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s definitely intriguing 😁♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM It‘s a strange one. Kafkaesque , so I‘m not sure what I read. But I started to read a more normal book today , and I found myself paying more attention , and it was interesting…. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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Broken River | J Robert Lennon
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This is the story of a house in the woods where a murder happens. The house remains empty for many years, until a new family move in hoping to repair their relationships and their lives.
At times I wanted to bail because it was really very scary, and because of my intense dislike for a certain character. But I was too caught up in the story, so well written and unputdownable. The house is a character too and also the snow.

BarbaraBB I loved this one for all the reasons you mention 😉 2mo
Tamra Oh, this sounds terrifically eerie! Stacked! 2mo
Lesliereadsalot Definitely reading this one! 2mo
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batsy Nice review 💜 Been on my tbr for awhile and I need to bump this up! 2mo
TrishB Been on my pile for a while. Saying it‘s very scary makes me want to read now! 2mo
sarahbarnes I really liked this one, too. I agree it was very creepy in parts. I also loved the house as a character. 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I see your reviews of this author. Would you recommend another to me ? When you get a chance XXX 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra @Lesliereadsalot @batsy @Trishb Whenever you may get there , I do look forward to your reviews. You have been warned ! It‘s edgy and scary. 2mo
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes Isn‘t he a great writer. It makes all the difference. A bit too graphic for me in some ways , but having said that, I‘ll read another book of his shortly 😬😂 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Oh no! 😂 I‘ll be interested to see if you find as scary as I did , whenever you may get there xx 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Thankyou for those .. I‘ll definitely read one soon ( once I recover 😂) He‘s a good writer 👍🏻 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts I agree. And all of his books (the ones I read) are completely different. 2mo
Ruthiella Great review! If I hadn‘t already stacked it, I‘d have done so now. I really liked Subdivision. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella 👍🏻❤️ Great to hear another like for Subdivision.. I‘m getting it ! 2mo
CarolynM Nice review🙂 I‘m not good at scary, though, so I don‘t think this one‘s for me. 2mo
Reggie Did you say really, really, scary, you say? lol, stacked! 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM No not for you Carolyn 😳🙈 .. I nearly bailed and I love a good thriller 😄 2mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie I did say really scary 🙈😂! I‘ll look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 2mo
Lindy This definitely sounds too scary for me. I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 2mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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A short , quirky book that I couldn‘t put down once I started it. A real snapshot of a real life .. I loved our mc .. It‘s one I‘ll be thinking about.

TheBookgeekFrau I still think about it. So quirky, and yet so good. 3mo
Cathythoughts @TheBookgeekFrau Yes indeed. It‘s one to remember 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
batsy Glad you liked it, Cathy! So true @TheBookgeekFrau it's a book that I can't forget. 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Such a good book. I won‘t forget it either. X 3mo
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Strangers | Taichi Yamada
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Books I read recently.
My favorite was Strangers. Set in Tokyo , a recently divorced screenwriter has moved into his studio workplace to live. Immediately atmospheric. Suggestive , thoughtful, a short book and every word is numbered 👌🏻. I loved this one.

North Woods was a beautiful book to read.

Christ on a Bike I enjoyed, but didn‘t love it.

Writing Retreat , ok till 2d half. Then quickly a bail.

batsy Haven't heard of Strangers! Sounds good, adding to the list 👍🏾 3mo
sarahbarnes What @batsy said! I just saw the post from @BarbaraBB on this book as well. Good to hear you also liked it! 3mo
Tamra You‘ve been on a reading roll! 😃 3mo
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Cathythoughts @batsy I think you‘d like it 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes Yes ! @BarbaraBB got me interested in this one , and it was good. 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Yes. If I get through one a week ( on average ) I‘m happy. It‘s to find the good ones 😁 , and the hours and days spent looking for them 😂 3mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts exactly! 😅 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Strangers is what the film All of Us Strangers is adapted from, yes? 3mo
Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly I didn‘t see the film , but I think so. 3mo
MicheleinPhilly The film utterly destroyed me. So so good. 3mo
Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly I must look out for it ❤️👍🏻 3mo
MicheleinPhilly It‘s available on Hulu in the US, not sure about international markets. 3mo
Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly Ah , thank you. I‘ll have to investigate it over here. I‘d like to see it ❤️ 3mo
LeahBergen You‘ve been having some good reading lately! 👍 3mo
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly Yes it is! I saw the movie too but its‘s very different from the book. I liked both though! 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I havnt been doing too badly 😁 thank god. 3mo
TrishB Definitely getting through some good ones 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish. It‘s so good when the reading is going well ❤️ 3mo
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Pet | Catherine Chidgey
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Great storytelling about a young girl and her relationship with her father , her friends. Navigating those pre-teen years in New Zealand. Then, a beautiful teacher that everyone falls in love with. Suspenseful, a page turner for me with quality writing.
I‘m looking up more by Catherine Chidgey now. Lovely writer to discover here on Litsy. 🙏

Lesliereadsalot Loved this book too! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m looking forward to read this! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot So well done ! 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm It‘s really good. X 3mo
Tamra Can‘t wait! 😄 3mo
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot And there are funny suspenseful bits too. Like when she is swanning around in front of the mirror in Mrs Prices bedroom, in Mrs Prices underwear.. saying ‘ Now People , who‘s like some ice chips … ‘ I thought that was tense , but funny. 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Looking forward to your thoughts 👍🏻 3mo
Ruthiella I found this one to be so tense, I had to skip to the end, find out how the chips lay, and then I went back and read the middle. 😬 3mo
Lesliereadsalot Yes! Humor really adds to the believability of the story. 3mo
marleed I‘m intrigued! 3mo
squirrelbrain Such a great book! ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @marleed 👍🏻❤️ it‘s intriguing 😁 3mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Seriously good. I‘m looking forward to reading another. ❤️ 3mo
BarbaraBB I was so glad to discover her too here and want to read more by her as well! 3mo
LeahBergen Lovely photo! I have this one waiting on my shelves. 3mo
jlhammar One of my favorites so far this year! Chidgey's Remote Sympathy is quite different, but also very good. 3mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB She‘s very good. 3mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Yes. Me too. Thanks , I‘ll look up Remote Sympathy ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I imagine you will really like this one 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I know , the tension was constant 😳 3mo
TrishB I didn‘t enjoy her other one but people have said they‘re very different so I may give this a go! 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Is the other one Remote Sympathy? I‘ve just got that one .. this one is very good imo 3mo
Suet624 If not for Litsy, there are so many authors and books I‘d never have read. Pet is definitely one of them. I‘m on to Remote Sympathy now. So far I‘m intrigued by it. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Suet624 I know ! Litsy is great , it‘s a real education 👍🏻😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @Suet624 I have Remote Sympathy now too .. just havnt got to it yet 👍🏻 2mo
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#Persephoneclub I hunted her down on the internet, and these ones came pretty quickly too. Exciting!! All second hand and very reasonable, and in good shape. 👍🏻♥️

Aimeesue Looking forward to your reviews! Hope they‘re as good as Still Missing 3mo
Tamra 😍 Excellent sleuthing! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Aimeesue I hope so too 🤞🏻😁 3mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra Thankyou my friend ❤️ 3mo
quietjenn Nice! 3mo
Cathythoughts @quietjenn Yes , looking good 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 3mo
BarbaraBB Wow! 3mo
LeahBergen How wonderful! I know I read The New Girls waaaay back when I was in junior high school. I want to read it again! 3mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I hope so 🤞🏻😁 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Ok. I can always send you this copy … when I read it. I‘m good for sharing 😂 Really ! 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen …And I think New Girls has a Leahbergen kind of cover. X (edited) 3mo
Caryl Fantastic finds! Looking forward to hearing what you think. I really enjoyed her writing style! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Caryl I enjoyed her writing too 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
CarolynM Well done! Yet another name for me to look out for in second hand bookshops🙂 3mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Yes! I might start one soon. I‘ll keep you posted 😁👍🏻 3mo
jlhammar Wonderful! I was thinking about including a Gutcheon (More Than You Know was calling to me) in my next book order. 3mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Oh great. We can compare notes in the future 👍🏻❤️ It will interesting to read another Gutcheon book. 3mo
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My Husband: A Novel | Maud Ventura
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I enjoyed this one , a woman obsessed with her husband. Well written in a suspenseful way. But , the ending was terrible! It kind of ruined the book for me. Still, I look forward to more by Maud Ventura.

batsy Intriguing review especially about the ending 😁 I have it on my list. 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I look forward to your thoughts, when you get there 😘 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I know , I love when there are intense comments about a books ending … if I am enjoying it at all , I have to read on to see what I make of the ending 😁 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Curious about this, based on your review. Hope you‘re well, my friend! ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm It‘s a good read. Thankyou ❤️ I hope you are well too Jessie ❤️ 3mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Yes! Sometimes negative reviews or pans are so interesting in that way, too. Makes me want to read the book 😆 3mo
BarbaraBB I didn‘t see that ending coming! 3mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I know ! What a way for the book to end. I see your review on it. I have the same boots 😆 I love the way you‘ve styled yours. 👌🏻 3mo
Lesliereadsalot I definitely did not see that ending coming! 3mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts Thank you 😊, what a coincidence we‘ve got them both! They‘re perfect for winter days right?! 3mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB They are perfect , and fun. 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot Me neither … not a clue. I imagined all kinds of endings, but not that 👍🏻😁 3mo
Tamra I agree about having to plow through a book to find out how it ends! 😆 Endings are just downright difficult. 3mo
TrishB Sounds intriguing! 3mo
Megabooks I enjoyed this ending and did see it coming. Interesting to read all these different reactions! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I agree ! Endings are indeed difficult ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB It was good … I was hanging in for ‘ the ending ‘ 🙄 it didn‘t impress me 😂 So , sometimes I get obsessed with the reviews and seeing for myself… all part of it ❤️👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks So interesting that you saw it coming ! I really did not… But I look back now and see the whole book in a different way. Love this about book discussions. 3mo
LeahBergen I‘ve had this one stacked for a while. I‘ll have to let you know if I liked the ending any better than you did! 😆 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes! I‘ll be dying to know what you think of it. 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
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Still Missing | Beth Gutcheon
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Now , it‘s a dark and difficult book to read. The disappearance of a young child. It reads like a true crime book, suspenseful and brilliantly written. Character development is excellent. The far reaching effects of the missing boy and the psychological trauma is so well done. I loved this book. I‘d love to read more by Beth Gutcheon. Look forward to discussing it all , and the ending. Great book ! #PersephoneClub

Tamra Me too! 😊 4mo
Becker Nice artistic touch to your photo. I have that book on my shelf. Maybe it‘s time to pull it out. 4mo
jlhammar I‘m loving it so far. Look forward to reading more this evening. Great photo and review! 4mo
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andrew61 Great review Cathy, I'll have to move it up my list to read next. 4mo
CarolynM Lovely review, Cathy. I will get too it soon. 4mo
LeahBergen Great review, Cathy! I‘m going to get to it VERY soon. ❤️❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 @CarolynM @LeahBergen Thanks guys. I‘m looking forward to hearing what ye think of it. 3mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar It‘s very good ! Look forward to hearing what your final thoughts are ! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Becker Oh do ! Pull it out now 😁. 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Should be interesting 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
LeahBergen That ending! I was so surprised! 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I know ! Me too. And they can‘t contact her , And then when she comes upon the scene outside her house and she says this should be the most simple moment of her life.. and the dog running over to him. What an ending ❤️ I loved the ending. 3mo
Caryl I loved that the ending was told from the perspective of Detective Menetti, and then switched to Susan in the last pages. I needed Alex to be found and to come home to his mom. That reunion was so beautiful and sad. 3mo
Cathythoughts @Caryl I agree, Im glad we got to experience Menetti‘s feelings in the ending , and that his son was there too, that brought another dimension to it all. 3mo
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O Caledonia | Elspeth Barker
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I finally got around to reading this one , Leah. I loved the beginning and the wild drama of the ending. What a tale! Poor Janet. A rich and dense book that I will read again. Set in Edinburgh, bringing up memories of older times. Thank you @LeahBergen ♥️

CarolynM Nice review and lovely glimpse of hyacinth🙂 Hope you‘re well, Cathy😘 4mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Hi Carolyn, thanks for, yes the hyacinths are very much around at the moment 🥰 I hope you are well too x 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review and photo, Cathy ❤️. I got a copy after seeing @LeahBergen Leah‘s post a few years ago..it‘s still on my tbr 😂 4mo
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batsy Nice review 💜 Got myself a copy too before Book Depository closed (😢) thanks to raves from @LeahBergen and others who had read it together 😁 4mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy Thanks you two XX Well Leah sent us all in the right direction yet again ❤️👍🏻 It‘s very good. I know Suba, Book Depository is sorely missed… 4mo
Tamra This one was so atmospheric! Easy to fall into. 🐦‍⬛ 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Absolutely! I agree X 4mo
jlhammar Excited to start this. Reading it with my IRL book club next month! 4mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Yes , I read it with my irl Bookclub.. look forward to your thoughts. X 4mo
LeahBergen I‘m so glad you liked, too, Cathy! What did the rest of your bookclub think? Did anyone hate it? 😆 4mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy Haha! This is one of those books I‘ve bought for numerous friends (along with I Capture the Castle and Fingersmith). 👍 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It sparked a LOT of discussion! The woman who recommended it , well she loved it. She had reams of notes and talked at length with great excitement and fervour about it. You could tell she absolutely adored it. We all did like it , to an extent. We score out of 10. We had a 9 , 8 , some 7‘s , and a 6. Ok scores. We have a couple of Scottish gals , so they brought memories and feelings. Great discussion , looking at mothering and 👇🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts 👆🏻At our feelings about Janet. Some loved her and felt sad for her. Others were irritated by her. So , all in all , a great Bookclub ❤️ @LeahBergen (edited) 4mo
LeahBergen I love when a book gets this sort of response at my own bookclub! It makes for such a fascinating evening. Thanks for the update. 😘 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks for the book 😘 4mo
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Every Man for Himself | Beryl Bainbridge
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Morgan , a gorgeous young man of 22, is the MC in this story of the Titanic‘s maiden journey. I loved him ! Beautiful, rich writing, Beryl Bainbrdge created distinctive and memorable characters in this short novel, and some funny scenes. But Morgan won my heart, and his mother too. I must read more of her books !

CarolynM I really liked the movie, so I‘ve always wanted to read this one 4mo
batsy Sounds lovely. I have a Bainbridge book or two on my shelves and must get to it one day. 4mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks Carolyn 👍🏻 I have that one stacked now. 4mo
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Cathythoughts @batsy I imagine you would love it 👍🏻🩷 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ll look it up, never read this author. 👌 4mo
Tamra Beautiful review! I‘m not sure if I‘ve read anything by this author. 4mo
sarahbarnes Happy to see you here again! Happy New Year. 😊 4mo
Shemac77 Beautiful photo! 4mo
jlhammar Sounds good! I definitely want to try more Bainbridge. I loved 4mo
Tamra @jlhammar oh yes, I read that one! 😄 4mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I think you would like this book 🩷 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I thought it was the first of hers I‘d read , but @jlhammar I might have read The Dressmaker 🤔 4mo
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes Thanks! Lovely to back among book people 🩷 Happy New Year x 4mo
Cathythoughts @Shemac77 Thankyou ❤️ I hope you‘re keeping warm in your part of the world X 4mo
BarbaraBB I must read more by her too! 4mo
LeahBergen I was going to recommend The Dressmaker but I see others already have! I have A Quiet Life and Harriet waiting on my shelves. 😀 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Ttanks Leah , I‘ve just stacked the two you mention 🩷🩷 I really love her writing. 4mo
Balibee146 Hey great to see you back 😘 4mo
Cathythoughts @Balibee146 Thanks 😘 4mo
Centique Great to see you back Cathy! This book sounds great 😍 4mo
Cathythoughts @Centique Hi Paula 🩷 Yes it‘s a good book 👍🏻 4mo
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We Run the Tides | Vendela Vida
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I thought the mc and her best friend were well drawn characters. I enjoyed the epilogue, it‘s interesting how we look back on friendships in our lives and often see them differently and more clearly. I think of Bob Dylan‘s line
‘Ain‘t it hard when you discover that he really wasn‘t where it‘s at .. ‘
The good writing kept me going until the end , but I felt disconnected from the book. A pick/so-so.

lauraisntwilder Disconnected is a good word for this one. I really enjoyed it, when I read it a couple years ago, but I almost felt like a voyeur. Their lives and mine were so drastically dissimilar. 4mo
Tamra This sounds thought provoking. At least for me, it came as a surprise to discover in adulthood most friendships have seasons. So different than childhood perceptions & expectations. 4mo
BarbaraBB Great review though. I think I felt similar about 4mo
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Cathythoughts @lauraisntwilder Yes I really enjoyed it too.. I could identify with being young and all the over thinking and uncertainty of that time. The disconnect was more that I never felt close to the characters at all. Interesting to hear your thoughts 👍🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I know , me too. I suppose we change and our friends change too in different ways … Sometimes we have to let friends go ( that came as a shocker for me I remember) friendships end. But some stand the test of time. Seasons ! As you so wisely say 👍🏻❤️ (edited) 4mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Interesting! During the first half of the book I thought I‘d be looking up her other books… now I‘m not sure. We‘ll see. I was glad to finish it. 4mo
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Mistletoe Malice | Kathleen Farrell
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The fire is lit; sherry poured; claws are being sharpened. In a seaside cottage perched on a cliff, one family reunites for Christmas.

I received this lovely book today! Thankyou Leah, you are such a kind person.
I‘m thrilled with the book. Christmas can be a loaded time ( especially perched on a cliff 😳) I think this book will address that.
Thankyou my lovely friend 🩷
Im looking forward to reading this one 🥰😘
Thankyou XXX

Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thankyou so much X. I‘m having a Baileys ( sadly no sherry in the house … 🩷🩷🩷 I must get some though. 😋 4mo
Tamra That sounds like a fun ride! 4mo
batsy Lovely. I've heard good things about this one! 4mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra It does ! 😂 looking forward to it. 4mo
Cathythoughts @batsy It sounds really good 👍🏻 🩷 4mo
LeahBergen It FINALLY arrived? 😂 You‘re so welcome, my friend; I hope we like it! 😘 4mo
LeahBergen And I need to buy a bottle of sherry, too! 👍 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks so much Leah , it‘s a lovely gift. Yes , let‘s both get a bottle of sherry and let‘s toast to the New Year 😘😘 4mo
LeahBergen Cheers! 🥂 4mo
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The Guest: A Novel | Emma Cline
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First book finished this New Year. We only know Alex in her present life … She loves the water and swimming. She is in summer , on Long Island. Her past life can only have been madness, as is her present. She tested my patience and my understanding. But , it wasn‘t so much the mc or the story , it was the writing , how she told it , suspenseful insightful writing , I will read Emma Cline‘s The Girls now, and I will look out for her future books.

Tamra Cathy 💙♥️ Happy New Year! So happy to see you! 😊 5mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Happy NewYear ♥️ 5mo
squirrelbrain Hi Cathy, lovely to see you! 😘 5mo
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rockpools Hi Cathy, Happy New Year! 5mo
batsy I thought this was really intriguing too! I think my main issue was the ending. (Happy to see you back 💜) 5mo
Ruthiella Happy New Year Cathy! 🥳 5mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain @rockpools @Ruthiella Happy New Year ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Cathythoughts @batsy The ending was strange.. I didn‘t mind it too much, I enjoyed the journey.. and I was warned by many reviews that the ending would be annoying. Hope your well X🩷 5mo
BarbaraBB Happy new year Cathy! Very happy you‘re here again 💜 5mo
MaureenMc Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! So glad to see you again. 😁 I loved The Girls but have been hesitant to pick up this one. Your review has me thinking that maybe I‘ll try it. (edited) 5mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Happy New Year Barbara 🩷 5mo
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc Happy New Year Maureen. X .. and you loved The Girls , good the hear 👍🏻 I‘m looking forward to trying it. 5mo
merelybookish I read The Girls when it came out and loved it, although I don't remember much about it now. I was planning to read this for our #tob but now your review has me more interested in it. 5mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish Yes , likewise, I think The Guest is a book I won‘t remember much about in the future, but I did enjoy reading it. Good to hear you loved Girls, I will get to it soon. I‘ve just started Wellness and it‘s very long !! And very good so far👍🏻 5mo
quietlycuriouskate It's lovely to see you here again, Cathy! ❤️ 5mo
LeahBergen There you are! So glad you‘re back. 😘 5mo
Cathythoughts @quietlycuriouskate Thanks Kate 🩷 5mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Hi Leah 😘🩷 looking forward to Persephone. 5mo
Lesliereadsalot Every day for the narrator was such an adventure. And I felt sorry for her page after page, wondering if she was ever going to get it together. I suppose we‘ve all had times in our lives when we couldn‘t get it together! 4mo
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot I know , I think we‘ve all had difficult times. She was an interesting character, she used everything she had to survive…living on the edge. 4mo
TrishB Hi Cathy- happy new year 😘 and lovely to see you back. 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Happy New Year to you Trish 🩷X 4mo
andrew61 Happy 2024 Cathy, I hope you john and your family are all well. 4mo
Cathythoughts @sndrew61 Thanks Andrew, we are all good thank god. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year. 4mo
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Vaster Wilds | Lauren Groff
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Wonderful book. Set in 1700‘s , one can identify with this girls struggle through her life , she is fleeing oppression, she has her hopes and dreams. There is immersion in the world at ground level, sensing it , finding home, finding meaning in the soil the stones. Everything is alive…the girl, the trees, the birds, the pulsing earth. I love Lauren Geoff‘s writing.

I‘m going to take a break from Litsy for awhile.

TrishB Ah Cathy- I‘ll miss your reviews and your company. Thank you for your gifts this week. Hope all is well and take care ♥️♥️ 7mo
Balibee146 Sending you love Cathy and hope to see you back when you are ready. I take breaks myself some time too xx 7mo
squirrelbrain We‘ll miss you and your wonderful photos Cathy. Hope all is Ok with you. ❤️ 7mo
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BarbaraBB Oh no, I hope all is well and will really miss you and your thoughtful reviews. We‘ll be here waiting for you 🩷 7mo
Liz_M We'll miss your presence -- thoughtful reviews and beautifully staged photos. But I'm glad you are taking time for yourself. 7mo
MaureenMc Take care! You will be missed. 💗 7mo
Lesliereadsalot It‘s always good to take time to refresh and refuel. I‘ll look forward to your return. 7mo
Librarybelle Take care! 7mo
batsy Lovely review, Cathy. I still have Matrix by her on my TBR. Will miss you here but will keep in touch ❤️ 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hope all is well, Cathy. Sending ❤️ take care, my friend. 7mo
marleed Beautiful pic! I hope everything is okay and I‘ll be watching for your return! 7mo
jlhammar One of my favorite reads so far this year. So glad to hear you enjoyed. And lovely photo! I‘ll miss seeing your posts. Take care 💜 7mo
quietlycuriouskate Hope we'll see you back soon. Take care, Cathy. ❤️ 7mo
youneverarrived Brilliant review! Hope you‘re all ok 💕 you will be missed ♥️ 7mo
quietjenn Take care of yourself! You will be missed. 💜 7mo
bookandbedandtea You will be missed. 🩷 7mo
Cathythoughts Thankyou All. X Its a terrible time in the world. #freepalestine (edited) 7mo
LeahBergen I‘m going to miss your posts here but sometimes a little break is what we need. ❤️❤️ I‘ll keep in touch with you on Instagram, my friend! 😘😘 7mo
andrew61 Take care, Cathy. Look after yourself and your family. 7mo
batsy I appreciate you so much, Cathy! ❤️ #freepalestine 7mo
Cathythoughts @batsy ♥️♥️♥️ 7mo
Tamra Will be looking for your return and missing you. Take care! ❤️😘 (edited) 7mo
Reggie As someone who takes a couple of months off Litsy a year I totally understand. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and we‘ll miss you. ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
sarahbarnes Will miss you here. Take care of yourself. ♥️ 7mo
CarolynM Cathy, I‘ve just seen this post. Hope all is well with you and your family and you will be back here in time. I‘ll miss you. Sending love💕 6mo
merelybookish Hi Cathy. Have missed seeing you around and now I know why. Take care of yourself. 💕 6mo
Leftcoastzen Will miss you . Take care. 5mo
kspenmoll Cathy please take care of yourself 💜💚 5mo
Tamra Missing you and hoping you are having a happy holiday season! 🎄🤗 5mo
TrishB Hope you‘ve had a lovely Christmas ♥️ 5mo
Ruthiella Missing your posts. Happy New Year! ❤️ 5mo
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Possession | Celia Fremlin
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Another beaut from Celia Fremlin , complete with creepy dolls. Clare Erskines daughter Sarah is engaged to an accountant, Mother is very pleased, at last a solid , respectable lad, or is he ? And is his possessive mother pleased?! Taking an interesting look at mothers influences over their children. Couldn‘t put this down.

rubyslippersreads Scary cover! 😳 7mo
Cathythoughts @rubyslippersreads It is 😂 it‘s a very good and creepy book. 7mo
TrishB Oh that looks good! Great review 👍🏻 7mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB It‘s very good. After a lot of bails this week , Celia was great. (edited) 7mo
Leftcoastzen Aaawwww! Creepy dolls creep me out! 7mo
jlhammar What a cover! I'm so excited to try Fremlin. I've got this one in my stack for December 7mo
LeahBergen Eeee! I can‘t wait to get to this one! Great review. 😘 7mo
Tamra Creepy dolls?! Perfect seasonal read! 7mo
Tamra @jlhammar me too! 7mo
Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen I know 😬 I love it though 😂 7mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘ll look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻❤️ 7mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra it is ! I never thought of that 👍🏻😁 7mo
batsy Sounds great, Cathy! I definitely want to read it but creepy dolls really get to me 😳😂 7mo
Cathythoughts @batsy There are funny parts too ( at least I thought so … 😂 7mo
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Kala: A Novel | Colin Walsh
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Loving Kala , the characters growing up..grown up. We move back and forth through their lives. This thriller , this crime book, I could quote so much of it. I‘ll quote one character whose life is kind of ‘ perfect ‘ now , and yet he is lonely

‘ Lonely for the warmth of human imperfection‘

The humanity , characters voices intermingle , fused , their desire to be one , the gang, at times I have to backtrack unsure who is speaking
Excellent book

squirrelbrain Great review - I have this on Kindle too, although goodness knows when I‘ll get to it. 7mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain It‘s really good !! 👍🏻 7mo
Tamra Fabulous review - I can‘t wait to read this one! 😍 7mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra It‘s dark , but I loved it. 7mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I‘m on a looongggg hold for the audio via the library. 😬 7mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I hope it comes in for you sooner …🤞🏻 7mo
Lesliereadsalot Picking it up tomorrow! 7mo
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot I hope you will enjoy. Look forward to your thoughts ❤️ 7mo
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I enjoyed Miracle Creek by Angie Kim.. and I really enjoyed this new book of hers too. Set during covid ( something that didn‘t appeal to me before reading ) But done in a natural , intelligent way. It worked very well with images and layers of meaning around the idea of masks and isolation. An absolute page turner for me, I sank into the lives of this amazing family, whose son Eugene has autism and angel syndrome. A great mystery story.

Tamra Ohhh, will check out! 😁 7mo
BooksNBowls I still can‘t read COVID books yet. I read The Sentence and had PTSD lol 7mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It‘s good 👍🏻 7mo
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Cathythoughts @BooksNBowls I hear you ! I think this is written in an interesting way regarding covid. 7mo
BooksNBowls @Cathythoughts I‘ll definitely check it out eventually. Miracle Creek has been on my TBR for a while now. Might read that one first since you said it was good! 7mo
Cathythoughts @BooksNBowls I enjoy her writing, I hope you will too 🤞🏻 7mo
LiteraryinLawrence I agree, I liked this one a lot! 7mo
Cathythoughts @LiteraryinLawrence Yes ! 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
LeahBergen You look like you‘re having a nice, cozy evening! 😊 7mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes I am 😁 X 7mo
batsy Nice review! Sounds good 💙 7mo
CarolynM Sounds good. Stacked🙂 Hope you‘re enjoying Ireland‘s World Cup performance so far. I cheering for them to win🙌💪 7mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks ! Yes I enjoyed reading it 👍🏻❤️ 7mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM We are not doing too bad at all 👍🏻😀🤞🏻 7mo
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The River We Remember: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Set in 1950‘s Minnesota , in the small town of Jewel. A wealthy citizen is murdered… what follows is some great story telling that takes us into the lives of these town people. Historical fiction and murder mystery rolled into a heartfelt story. I really enjoyed reading this one.

Cinfhen Great review and I totally agree💙 8mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen It‘s a lovely read ! ❤️ 8mo
jlhammar Hoping to start this soon! Have you read Ordinary Grace yet? That‘s my favorite WKK so far 8mo
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Cathythoughts @jlhammar I havnt read Ordinary Grace … stacking 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
LeahBergen This does sound good, Cathy! 8mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s lovely, great characters. ❤️ 8mo
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All Done by Kindness: A Novel | Doris Langley Moore
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I‘m agreeing with all the other #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub reviews. I enjoyed it ! Yes , the whole Scooby-Doo adventure @batsy 😂. I agree with some it was a bit slow to start , but the start was my favourite part. For a scooby- do , it caused a bit of uneasiness. I love the title of this book , it feels like the cosy blanket covering this cosy mystery with warmth and kindness.

EverydayImReading I love this review @Cathythoughts ❤️Im sold. Stacking 🎉 8mo
Cathythoughts @EverydayImReading Thanks Sinead , I hope you will like it. ♥️ 8mo
TrishB Lovely review ♥️ 8mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish X 8mo
batsy Nice review! Yes, an anxiety-inducing Scooby Doo caper 😆 8mo
Ruthiella The whole plot is set in motion because of the kindness of Dr. Sandilands and I was very much worried he would be duped and taken advantage of! 8mo
squirrelbrain Sounds wonderful! ❤️ 8mo
Cathythoughts @batsy You nailed it with the ‘ Scooby - Doo ‘ ! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Oh me too , Dr Sandilands ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain It‘s a good one 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
jlhammar I agree, the title is just perfect. Great review! So glad you enjoyed it. 8mo
Tamra I‘ve been missing you here! 🤗 8mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar It‘s a great title. X 8mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thankyou X And I‘ve been missing you too ! ♥️ I havnt had as much time since I properly retired … that‘s either a good thing … or age 🙄😂. Either way , I hope to stay in touch more. (edited) 8mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I didn‘t know you fully retired - Yayyyyy🎉🥳🍾 I hear exactly that, people are busier after they “retire” so I‘m not at all surprised. 😉 8mo
andrew61 Sounds like a fun read Cathy. Enjoy your retirement once the dust has settled. 8mo
LeahBergen Lovely review, Cathy! I liked the first part the best, too (the discovery of what‘s in the trunk, etc). 8mo
willaful Yes, I was afraid it was going to make me too anxious. I had to read a review to make sure everything would be okay. 😳 8mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Yes it‘s funny. A friend of mine retired recently and says she doesn‘t know how she found the time to work 😂X (edited) 8mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 ThanksAndrew! I think I will. I hope all is well with you and yours. X 8mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes the first part was lovely before all the drama started 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
Cathythoughts @willaful I know !! And I love a full blown thriller , but this was such a cosy read and I wanted to warn these lovely people 8mo
CarolynM Lovely review and picture😍 Congratulations on your retirement 🎉 I‘ve missed everyone‘s news over the last few months but hoping to catch up now. I hope you‘ve been busy with good things💕 7mo
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The Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese
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#Top10Summer2023 @Cinfhen Thanks for the tag Suba ♥️ @batsy

I don‘t have 10 favourites. But I have these 6 favourites from the summer.
I tag all who‘d like to share theirs ! , @EverydayImReading would you like to share your summer favourites?! ♥️

batsy Lovely! Thank you for sharing. Glad to see a Celia Fremlin in there 🤩 I must read more of her. 8mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Celia never fails , love her 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing and tagging, Cathy! Need to check out the titles I‘m not familiar with 🤓 8mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Hi Cindy 😘 8mo
Cinfhen What‘s new, Cathy?!?? Hope all is well ♥️ 8mo
squirrelbrain I have an ARC of The Mess We‘re In, but didn‘t read it in advance of publication. I‘ll try to get to it soon! 8mo
Tamra What lovely spread! 8mo
LeahBergen Lovely! ❤️ 8mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen All is well Cindy, just very busy. I hope all is good with you X ❤️ 8mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I really enjoyed it. She has a very familiar way of writing. 🥰 8mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra 👍🏻❤️ you loved Covenant too I see 😁 8mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Our Fathers | Rebecca Wait
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I couldn‘t get a copy of the book. So , kindle it is.
I was very excited as I started this book .. ‘ Thriller of the Year‘ and so it began. I thought it was good , just not what I expected. It turned out differently, more of a thoughtful book. I loved the Scottish island, the weather, the people. A deep reflection on Tommys tragic life. I did enjoy it. I just wanted ( expected ) to be more scared 🙈. A pick 👍🏻 #EuropaCollective

Tamra I‘m happy to see you posting! 😍 Thanks for the heads-up - I won‘t expect it to be a thriller in the scary sense. 9mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks X if you‘re not expecting it , it may be very different X 9mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Next up , All Done By Kindness 👍🏻😁♥️ 9mo
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mcctrish Thx for the reminder 🤦🏻‍♀️ 9mo
Cathythoughts @mcctrish I know the feeling 😁 we take a lot on sometimes X 9mo
squirrelbrain Great review - I don‘t think I was expecting a thriller but I haven‘t even read the blurb again since we nominated it. I‘m reading it next week. 9mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I imagine you‘ll enjoy it. It‘s a good book. ♥️ 9mo
jlhammar Fantastic review! Yes, I‘m finding it much quieter, much more reflective (and heartbreaking) than expected. I‘m nearly halfway through and really enjoying it so far. Some great writing. 9mo
julieclair I love thoughtful books and great writing. Haven‘t started this one yet, but I expect I‘ll love it. 9mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Yes, the writing is great. So readable. ❤️ 9mo
Cathythoughts @julieclair Oh good. I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy it ❤️ 9mo
BarbaraBB I wasn‘t expecting as much of a thriller as you did, so wasn‘t disappointed with the lack of excitement. I loved the quietness of the book 🤍 9mo
Tamra The blurb definitely makes it sound like it‘s going to be more of a traditional thriller. It‘s more of an emotional thriller and a bit of an unresolved one at that since Tom‘s memory is questionable. 8mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Very good point about Tom. Strange ending … strange book, but I enjoyed it. 8mo
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Seven Lean Years | Celia FREMLIN (pseud.)
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I‘ve done a bit of bailing this week. So frustrating 🙄 So, back to the tried and trusted Celia Fremlin , always good. 👍🏻♥️

Tamra 👏🏾 Fremlin is good for what ails you. 😊 9mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Indeed 😁👍🏻 9mo
EverydayImReading @Cathythoughts It‘s lovely to find a reliable comfort read. Stacking 😀 9mo
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LeahBergen Oh, yes! Fremlin should do the trick. 🤞 9mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes! Good old Fremlin ❤️ 9mo
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Blue Hour | Sarah Schmidt
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After loving Sarah Schmidt‘s See What I Have Done , I‘m looking forward to trying this one 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻