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Cathythoughts

Joined June 2017

Books that linger, the good books stay with you . From Cork 🇮🇪
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My Husband Simon | Mollie Panter-Downes
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I‘m really enjoying this book. The writing is very ‘chatty ‘ & it‘s funny in places & lovely too.
I‘m getting carried away & have already ordered another book of hers called One Fine Day

TrishB Love it when we get carried away 😁 4h
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 I love chatty and funny too. 😊. Cute 🧜‍♀️ tail, is it a bookmark? Pen? 3h
squirrelbrain Sounds lovely Cathy! 3h
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batsy Like Jessie I'm entranced by the mermaid tail 😁 And I love a book that allows us to get carried away 💕 3h
Cathythoughts @TrishB me too Trish ! & it‘s Christmas ( as if we need an excuse ) 😁 2h
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy 🧜‍♀️ it‘s my granddaughter‘s pen .. 😊 2h
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain it‘s a good read Helen 👍🏻❤️ 2h
Charityann Love the mermaid tail pen!😆 2h
Cathythoughts @Charityann Thanks 😂it‘s fun 2h
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My Husband Simon | Mollie Panter-Downes
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Out to lunch & I was having a little read. Husband here now .. must order .. it‘s all good here 😋 ( and the book is a good read .. a blame it on @LeahBergen

Dodi Sticky toffee pudding... Yammy! :-) 2d
Cathythoughts @Dodi my favorite is the Chocolate St Emillion with rum soaked macaroon 😍 2d
Tamra Yum! 😋 2d
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TrishB That looks fab 👍🏻 2d
Cathythoughts @Tamra @TrishB We come here for lunch every week .. it‘s a lovely spot & consistently good . I‘ll slot in the main courses next time 😁 (edited) 2d
Lindy I‘d like a slice of the Tunisian Orange Cake, please. 2d
Cathythoughts @Lindy you‘ll have to come to Cork , Lindy ! Lunch is on me 😁 2d
Lindy @Cathythoughts That sounds delightful 😁 2d
LeahBergen I‘m glad it‘s a good one (I must get to it soon 🙄). And I‘ll have a sticky toffee pudding! 2d
marleed Cathy, my family roots are from County Cork. (Harrington - as if that narrows things down!) Oh how I wish I could come lunch with you! 2d
CarolynM One of each for me😆 1d
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Good idea 👍🏻 😋 20h
Cathythoughts @marleed Cork is a lovely county , I wonder what part your people are from. Harrington is such a lovely name ❤️ lunch someday 👍🏻 20h
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Look at this beautiful book that has arrived in the post for me ! ❤️ I wonder who sent this ? & I Thankyou very much ! .. I love it 😍

batsy Oooh 😍 4d
Cathythoughts @batsy Oooh indeed ! Isn‘t it a beauty 4d
batsy @Cathythoughts Yes! And I read it awhile back but it's a great book ❤️ 4d
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Cathythoughts @batsy oh good & im reading her books now with the #WhartonBuddyRead so it‘s all the more welcome 🙏 4d
TrishB There‘s a mystery book person out there! 4d
Cathythoughts @TrishB 😂 there must be a little fairy on Litsy 😍 4d
LeahBergen That‘s lovely! 😍 4d
Centique Oh that‘s from me Cathy! I was going to send you a NZ book and then found it was out of print, so I saw you were doing the Wharton Buddy Read and thought that would be a good alternative! 💕💕 13h
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks Paula ! It‘s a beautiful copy & so thoughtful of you. I am indeed doing the Wharton Buddy Read .. and I‘m really enjoying it. Your gift is perfect 💫❤️Thankyou X 7h
Cathythoughts @Centique I love the cover ❤️ 7h
Centique @Cathythoughts im so glad! 7h
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The Santa Claus Book | Alden Perkes
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#JolabokaflodSwap @MaleficentBookDragon

Off to the post office with this now ❤️👍🏻

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Win Me Something | Kyle Lucia Wu
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Little book haul before lunch today ☺️

erzascarletbookgasm 👍📚 Hi, how are you, Cathy? 7d
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m good Jessie ! 👍🏻❤️ 7d
Cinfhen Nice!!!! @Megabooks really liked 7d
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I know Meg did … that‘s where I got it from 😉 7d
Cinfhen 🙌🏻❣️ 7d
merelybookish Oh you bought Writers & Lovers! I hope you enjoy it!! 7d
Ruthiella Lovely pile! Enjoy 😊. 7d
LeahBergen Ooo, nice! 7d
Megabooks I hope you enjoy these two as much as I did! 😁👍🏻 7d
Cathythoughts @merelybookish Thanks! I‘m looking forward to it ❤️ 6d
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Thanks Ruth X 6d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 👍🏻😘 6d
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Thanks! You‘re great for the recommendations 👍🏻😁👏🏻 6d
Tamra Ohhhh, beauty in a stack! What is the cookbook?! 2d
Cathythoughts @Tamra that is a cookbook recommendation from @BarbaraTheBibliophage and I love it (edited) 2d
Tamra @Cathythoughts love Madison! 😍 2d
Cathythoughts @Tamra I posted that book up first on Litsy 4 years ago 😬 time is flying 2d
Tamra @Cathythoughts it‘s disconcerting how fast time goes by! 2d
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Crow Lake: A Novel | Mary Lawson
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An incredibly beautiful book.

‘The last stretch of the journey from Toronto to Crow Lake always takes me by the throat. I know every tree, every rock, every boggy bit of marshland so well … as if they were my own bones ‘ 💔

Tamra I‘m glad you loved it! 👏🏾💜 She is now an auto buy for me.😄 1w
Megabooks Stacking this! 1w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Me too. I‘ve ordered all the ones she has written… up next is 7d
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Cathythoughts @Megabooks I think you will like this.. I look forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there 👍🏻❤️ 7d
BiblioLitten My friend recommended this recently saying it was one of favourites😊 3d
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten I loved Town Called Solace very much. This is my second of hers … I‘ve ordered the other 2 as well ! She‘s very good 2d
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten also looking forward to this one 2d
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To the Wedding | John Berger
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I just received this lovely book in the post .. which I didn‘t order. I wonder , Paula , is this from you ?

@Centique

Centique Yes that‘s from me! There‘s another book coming as well. 💕 1w
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks so much Paula! The book looks wonderful & you are too kind 😘 1w
Reggie This is one of my favorite books ever, also thanks to @Centique. Hope you like it Cathy! 1w
Cathythoughts Aww thanks Reggie! I‘m delighted with it .. I‘ll let you know how I get on with it 👍🏻 1w
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Crow Lake: A Novel | Mary Lawson
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“ But of course that was the most significant year. It seems to me that more happened in that year than in all the other years of my childhood put together. “

I‘m loving this book. I love how this family hit by tragedy , continues, gets on with it. That love is seen as the core of us , is explored. The deep yearning for Crow Lake ..
The particular years , times of our growing up , that define us in our memory..

Tamra Ohhhh Mary Lawson! 💜 1w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I love her ❤️ 1w
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#FurrowedMiddleBrowClub I picked out these two by Elizabeth Eliot … please vote for the one you‘d like to read for January. Thanks, Cathy X

erzascarletbookgasm Both sound intriguing… I vote 2w
batsy I've been looking up these titles and other Eliot books; intriguing indeed! I'm also voting for 2w
rubyslippersreads I‘m fine with either, with a slight preference for 2w
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quietjenn It's pretty much a toss-up for me, so I'll vote for the one with the best opening line - 2w
LeahBergen Oh, lovely! 👏🏻👏🏻 I own both so I‘d be fine with either but… I‘ll vote for 2w
CarolynM They both sound fabulous and I'd be happy with either, but the reference to running away to the circus makes me lean slightly towards 2w
Ruthiella I literally flipped a coin- TAILS for (edited) 2w
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @rubyslippersreads @quietjenn @CarolynM @Ruthiella So (if we‘re going by our original club of 8 voting list) it would appear that Cecil has one more vote than Henry. 😄 That will be our January read and we‘ll save poor old Henry for another month. Yes? 2w
LeahBergen @Ruthiella has our March pick and @batsy has our May pick. That has given us all one round of picks! 2w
CarolynM @LeahBergen Works for me. @SamanthaMarie Do you want to join us for this one? 2w
Ruthiella Also @catebutler , @Tamra , and @sarahbellum if you are interested in reading along with us in January 2022? 😃 2w
Tamra Yes, I‘d love to join in January! 👏🏾 Thank you @Ruthiella 😁 (edited) 2w
quietjenn @LeahBergen sounds good! 2w
catebutler @Ruthiella Yes please! I‘d love to join in. 2w
sarahbellum @Ruthiella Yes, please continue to keep me in the loop 🙂 2w
LeahBergen @Tamra @catebutler @sarahbellum Oh, good! Let us know if you want to be added to the “official” 😉 list so you are added into the rotation of choosing our reads. And you, too, @BookNAround ! I know some of you just like to be notified in case you can find the time to read along with us that month, so … no pressure! 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes thanks 👍🏻 Cecil it is then !! I‘m delighted you‘re joining in January @Tamra 😘 and @sarahbellum @catebutler 👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 2w
batsy @LeahBergen Cecil it is! 🎉 And noted on when it's my turn next year, thank you 🙂 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Off to order Cecil before I forget! 👍 2w
Tamra Woot! Already loaded on my Kindle! Looking forward to reading for fun. 😃 2w
Tamra @LeahBergen thank you! I think for now I‘ll stick to the hod hoc schedule until I‘m free of classes. 🙃 2w
SamanthaMarie @CarolynM Yes I do!! I'm still trying to read this month's as well. We've just had a series of busy weeks so I've been reading fluff 😅 2w
LeahBergen @Tamra Yes, I figured that would be the case as you‘ve been so busy with your course readings! 2w
CarolynM @SamanthaMarie Lovely! No rush to finish, but I look forward to seeing what you think. 1w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#WeeklyForecast
Finish …🤞🏻🤞🏻 three of these.
And maybe begin If We We‘re Villains

Happy Reading friends 😘

TrishB Read three of these and loved them ♥️ I‘m currently saving If We Were for dark academia prompt next year. (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘m afraid I failed miserably at this years challenge 🙄 I‘m a drop out !! … I might try again next year 🤞🏻 2w
TrishB It‘s the only one I do and I‘ve tried to do next years from current books on the shelves! But I don‘t stress because where‘s the fun in that. 2w
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Cathythoughts @TrishB Absolutely the truth .. no fun in stress 👍🏻😘 (edited) 2w
squirrelbrain Ooh, thanks @TrishB I don‘t have a book for that prompt so I may check this one out, see if I can get it on Libby. Have a great week Cathy! 2w
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Hi Helen 👋 😘 2w
TheKidUpstairs I've been meaning to read Crow Lake for ages. It was recommended by one of my favourite authors (Helen Humphreys) but is one I've just never gotten around to. I hope you're enjoying it! 2w
TrishB @squirrelbrain my daughter says this one would work too 2w
Cathythoughts @TheKidUpstairs I‘m really enjoying it ! Thanks! I loved A Town Called Solace .. so decided to try anther by her 😁 2w
Cinfhen Oh, Lovely 🥰 2w
MaureenMc Gorgeous forecast! 😊 2w
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc Thanks 😊😘 2w
LeahBergen If We Were Villains is really fun! 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen oh good 👍🏻😁 2w
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My Caravaggio Style | Doris Langley-Levy Moore
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#FurrowedMiddleBrowClub As for Quentin, he really got what was coming to him. What did he think he was attempting with his forgery?? And how will he come to terms with his ‘ feelings‘ for Jocasta ?

“ I understand so well what she meant when she said it would be hard to recover from a love affair with Byron because of having constantly to hear about him “

Ha ! Take that Quentin !
And I also kind of feel sorry for him .. 😬 from a distance.

CarolynM What a kind heart you have! I'm afraid I can't find any sympathy for him at all. 2w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM It‘s just that‘s he‘s so pathetic & he‘s not fooling anyone … 🤷🏼‍♀️ I feel sorry for him “ at a distance “ & he can stay at a distance 😁 2w
batsy Hahaha! "Coming from a distance... " Love it ? 2w
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Cathythoughts @batsy He‘s really something! His ‘ Caravaggio ‘ style 🙄 (edited) 2w
quietjenn Sorry at a distance it's a great way to phrase it! 2w
Ruthiella I feel sorry for him too in a way, but am glad Jocasta escaped him. He was so patronizing to her! 2w
Cathythoughts @quietjenn 😂 ! @Ruthiella I‘m so glad Jocasta escaped him too 👍🏻 2w
LeahBergen And didn‘t you all love that he was so patronizing to Jocasta but she was way cleverer than he ever imagined? 2w
LeahBergen And that ending! I was surprised that she flung it in the fire and then somewhat surprised at myself for not seeing it coming. 😆😆 @Ruthiella @batsy @quietjenn @CarolynM 2w
LeahBergen Oh, and Cathy … you have our next pick for our January read. 😊 2w
Ruthiella @LeahBergen Yes! She was much more capable and clever than he gave her credit. 2w
CarolynM @LeahBergen Once Jocasta arrived at Murray's rooms I started to get an inkling of what might happen but not why. It seemed like a fitting conclusion. 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes Jocasta was so much cleverer.. he never saw that !! 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks for reminding me .. I thought I was in March 😬. I won‘t have a clue what to recommend, I‘ll be shooting in the dark , so I‘ll have a look & put up a couple of titles & ye can pick, ok ?! Give me a couple of days 😘 @CarolynM @Ruthiella @quietjenn @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @rubyslippersreads @BookNAround 2w
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts That sounds great, Cathy! 👍 2w
CarolynM 👍I don't think you can go far wrong with these books🙂 2w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I agree 👍🏻😁 2w
batsy @LeahBergen @Ruthiella @quietjenn @CarolynM Yes, Jocasta surprised me but it also felt pretty apt and exactly as it should be 😁 2w
batsy @Cathythoughts Sure thing 👍🏽 2w
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella I cringed when he said, “my young person.” 😠 1w
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I was surprised too, but it was very satisfying. 1w
rubyslippersreads @CarolynM @Cathythoughts I agree. I want to read them all, so I don‘t care what order we read them in. 1w
rubyslippersreads @batsy Jocasta showed herself to be Quentin‘s superior in every way. 1w
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The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton
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I so enjoyed my reread … and I didn‘t remember the characters so clearly as I thought. A different reading for me .. Thankyou for your insights #WhartonBuddyRead @Graywacke @Lcsmcat , and all.. look forward to more comments & reviews & more Edith Wharton with you all ❤️💔

merelybookish I loved Wharton when I read her but it's been years... 2w
Cathythoughts @merelybookish She is so good ❤️ 2w
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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she stands in the middle of the abbess‘s dictation and takes up her little merlin upon her shoulder.. . she goes out to the stables and saddles her horse and trots down the hill to the winter/ rye fields and once there she sets her falcon free : and she gallops through the fields and forest the length of the road to town watching for her deliverance

Unconscious collective memory . 1160‘s
I would love to have lived in this time ritual wildness

Cathythoughts 👆🏻👇🏻I love the world this book takes me into ..woods & horses & falcons .. old ancient woods ❤️💔 (edited) 2w
AmyG I, too, loved this. Such beautiful writing. 2w
Tamra My audio hold came in! Woot! 2w
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squirrelbrain Lovely picture, Cathy! 2w
TrishB Great post. I loved it too ❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @AmyG Aww the writing 👌🏻❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I so look forward to your thoughts ❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen.. it‘s one of those books I ‘ started ‘ ages ago ! And now I can‘t believe it took me so long to get into it. Loving it 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB oh Trish !!! It‘s brilliant X 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB and it‘s Eleanor of Aquitaine‘s sister ( half - sister ?? Relation of some kind ? ) … and you introduced me to that whole world ! Thankyou 😘 (edited) 2w
LeahBergen It sounds like my sort of book! 😍 2w
BarbaraBB I am so looking forward to this one! Great quote. 2w
TrishB It‘s wonderful history ❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Hey Trish just listened to you speaking about Paper Bullets on Shawns bite sized chats. So interesting, I think I‘ll try the fictional story first .. well done & you had my full attention .. great story, you have inspired me to read about these rebellious women 👍🏻❤️ (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB It‘s really good 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s so good , I think you would like it Leah 2w
TrishB Ah thank you Cathy, that‘s so nice to hear. I hope you enjoy when you get to it. Love a few rebellious women 😁 2w
batsy Love this post 💕 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba! I think you‘d like this one 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Reggie Beautiful post, Cathy! 2w
Cathythoughts @Reggie Thanks Reggie 😘 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Left over cakes for breakfast (from our posh afternoon tea yesterday )
I‘m like ground hog day with the books .. but making some progress…. except for #DrZ … not going so well , I‘m not sure if it‘s me or the book but I can‘t seem to get going with it 😬🤞🏻

Happy Reading week guys 😘
Hi Cindy 👋 I hope all is well with you X

TrishB I‘m not doing so well with that one either Cathy! Have a good week 😘 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks 😘 3w
Cinfhen Its NOT you, Cathy!! I have a feeling we aren‘t going to have too much of a discussion but that‘s ok!! As long as we‘re all giving it a go @TrishB xx (edited) 3w
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Cinfhen Posh tea sounds fabulous 3w
charl08 Cake for breakfast is the best. 3w
Cathythoughts @charl08 Absolutely 😁 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Posh afternoon tea??😍 I‘m imagining scrumptious cakes and sandwiches on a elegant three-tier stand, and fancy tea sets 😍🥰 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I don‘t know about Dr Z, not reading it, but I hope you‘ll have a better week with the books. 3w
batsy Dr Z is a book I've always felt I "ought" to read but in my heart of hearts I don't really want to, so I think I'm never reading it ? 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm you‘re imaging the very thing !! My daughter expecting her first baby for January.. so we went for afternoon tea 🥰 happy days 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy … sounds like a plan 😂… I don‘t think I‘ll get very far at all .. 3w
rabbitprincess Ooh I do love a posh afternoon tea! Enjoy those leftovers ☺️ 3w
Cathythoughts @rabbitprincess Thanks! I did enjoy them … all gone 😂 3w
LeahBergen @batsy You‘ve echoed my thoughts exactly. 🤣 3w
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts A new grand baby on the way and a lovely tea! 😍😍 3w
squirrelbrain Oh, congrats on the new grandbaby! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Wonderful news! Congrats! 3w
BiblioLitten Congratulations! That afternoon tea sounds heavenly😊💕 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @squirrelbrain @erzascarletbookgasm @BiblioLitten Thanks All! Yes , very excited for the new baby 🥰 2w
Tamra @Cathythoughts so exciting!! 👏🏾👏🏾 Wonderful start to a new year! 2w
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Vet's Daughter | Barbara Comyns
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Brilliant images and a dreamlike quality to all of this story , I felt I was floating myself , surreal , strange. I loved the image just before the very end .
She felt a ‘ strange homesickness for no home I‘d known‘

I‘m so glad she got to feel rapture :

“ He put his arms round me , and once he pressed his face against mine so that the sides of our faces touched. It was only for a moment, but then I knew what the word rapture meant “

TrishB Lovely review Cathy ♥️ 3w
LeahBergen What a great review! Now that you‘re finished you can check out the #NYRBBookClub chat about it. 😊 (edited) 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds lovely! Will put this further up my tbr. 3w
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s actually quite a terrible tale … but I found it powerful 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish 😘 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah , I‘d love to have a look at that chat. It was a strong story, upsetting… and with ancient depth 3w
batsy Love your review, Cathy! There *is* something ancient and timeless about it. 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba , it‘s still going around in my mind .. a sign of a good book 3w
Centique Congrats on the rugby Cathy! Did you watch? It was too early for me - 4am. But I‘ll go watch the highlights. 3w
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks! I only caught the end of it as we were out for afternoon tea… I heard the commentator saying we will be going to you guys next & that Ireland will receive a warm welcome in New Zealand ❤️ 3w
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Howards End | E.M. Forster
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Howards End .. on Netflix.. Yes , I‘m going to have an early night & watch , I havnt seen it in years ❤️ I‘ve never read the book yet

Ruthiella I remember enjoying the film. I have read the book, but I saw the movie first. 4w
Leftcoastzen I love both , but would have to revisit them to tell you what was different between them , if anything. I think I saw the movie first. 4w
EvieBee I read it in 2019 and then watched the movie. Loved both! 4w
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erzascarletbookgasm I haven‘t both. Enjoy! 4w
batsy The book is wonderful! I also love the film 💕 4w
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I have the book on my shelf.. I must take it down 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen I do love the movie ❤️.. I hope to read the book someday 🤞🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @EvieBee Movie is so very good 4w
Cathythoughts @batsy it‘s a ‘win win ‘ so 😄 4w
tpixie Great movie 3w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I‘m hoping to make some headway with these 3 this week. I hope my concentration is good 🤞🏻🤞🏻😊

Happy Reading week friends.
Hi Cindy 👋

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful mug!! 💜 4w
TrishB Happy reading Cathy, have a good week ♥️ 4w
batsy Love the photo 4w
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squirrelbrain Lovely picture Cathy! 4w
Tamra Lovely pic - so cozy! 😊 4w
LeahBergen What a pretty little jug. 😊 4w
Ruthiella The Moore title should help break up the heavier aspects of the other two. 4w
Cathythoughts @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks ❤️👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB you too my friend X 4w
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba .. my little flowers left over from Bookclub night 😊 4w
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen 😘 4w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks! That little jug my husband brought home years ago .. he has good taste I think ! 4w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks, it‘s a present from my husband.. it comes out on all special occasions.. 4w
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Yes , that could be what happens , I‘m finding them all page turners in their own way though 4w
Centique That jug!! So pretty 💕 3w
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Bone Clocks | David Mitchell
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My husband , myself, & …. David Mitchell 💫💫💫💫💫 having tea & scones & chat in Inchydoney, West Cork ( star struck ) such a lovely gentleman ! The excitement! Can‘t cope …

Leftcoastzen Just wow! 1mo
vivastory Nice! I missed out on seeing him when he came here for Slade House & am still kicking myself 1mo
julesG Wow! 1mo
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AmyG Wow! 1mo
Lindy 🤩 1mo
LeahBergen Eeee!! 😍😍😍 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Wow!!! 🥰 1mo
Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen Yes !! Such a lovely man 1mo
Cathythoughts @vivastory So lovely to meet him .. 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @julesG I know !! Was great 1mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG Yep !! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @Lindy And he just chats on another level … books , ideas , & a lovely gentleman 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 😁thanks Leah ! 😍 1mo
Cathythoughts @RaeLovesToRead Absolutely! Wow X 1mo
BiblioLitten Wonderful! I love his book The Bone Clocks😍 1mo
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten Yes me too. It‘s the only one I‘ve read. My husband has read 3 … I need to read another 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten I‘m stacking that one you mention 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
rockpools Oh wow! And lovely photo Cathy. 1mo
Cathythoughts @rockpools Thanks XXX 1mo
squirrelbrain How exciting! And lovely photo! 1mo
Lindy I was at a Vancouver Writersfest event when his Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet came out. He was reading from a passage, then stopped when he realized it contained a continuity error that had been missed in the editing. I like the humble way he handled himself then. 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain So exciting! Thanks Helen. 1mo
BiblioLitten @Lindy I love this anecdote! 1mo
merelybookish How wonderful! 1mo
BkClubCare Oh!! Exciting! He and I have had a lovely twitter chat - I was starstruck and astonished. (We talked abt pi and pie.) 1mo
andrew61 Fantastic Cathy. 1mo
Gissy Wow!🤩 1mo
MaureenMc Holy cow! 🤩 1mo
Reggie Wow!!! And lovely pic, Cathy! 1mo
Ruthiella WOW! 😃 1mo
batsy Very exciting, Cathy! 🤩 Hope you had a lovely time. Love the photo! 1mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish Thanks Margot ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @BkClubCare He‘s lovely.. yes ! Launching straight into the kind of things we don‘t normally talk about & scones too 👍🏻😁 1mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Thanks Andrew ! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Gissy Yes! Wow 😁 1mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie Thanks Reggie! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Wow is right 👍🏻😊 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba ! We did X 1mo
CarolynM Fabulous! And judging by his face, he enjoyed talking to you too (as he should). 1mo
Oryx Wow, that's awesome! 1mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks! It was an unexpected treat 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @Oryx Thanks! Yes was great. 4w
kspenmoll What a wonderful experience!!! 3w
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll It really was !!! Thanks X 3w
DivineDiana How fabulous! 👏🏻📚⭐️ 3w
Centique Wow! But also - Cathy you look so beautiful in this photo! You are a Reading Queen 😍👸🏼👑 3w
Cathythoughts @Centique my husband says I look like the cat who got the cream 😂… I was very excited to meet David Mitchell , he is such a gentleman 3w
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana It was that ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Crow Lake: A Novel | Mary Lawson
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I really enjoyed Town Called Solace , so I‘ve just started this one .. the writing 👌🏻

“.. It‘s only for the last hour or so , when you fork off the main road, heading west, that the paving runs out and the forest closes in and you really feel you‘re going back in time “
AND so she was ❤️ 💔

sarahbarnes I still want to read A Town Called Solace. 1mo
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes It‘s very good 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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They Knew Mr. Knight | Dorothy Whipple
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This book has been a lovely companion to me on our small holiday.. it‘s described as “ comforting but not cosy “.. great characters.. this one has echoes of From A Distance. The protagonists are the Blake family & I felt that I moved in with them while reading this book. I wish them well & am sorry to say goodbye. A book about greed & the nasty Mr Knight… Another Dorothy Whipple for me soon I think 👍🏻❤️

marleed Oohh, I‘m intrigued! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm It sounds lovely. I‘ve never read Whipple, stacking! 1mo
TrishB Fab review! 1mo
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JamieArc Beautiful book 😍 1mo
Cathythoughts @marleed It‘s very good 👍🏻 (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I‘ll look forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @JamieArc It is that 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen Dorothy Whipple is always such an immersive read for me. ❤️❤️ 1mo
Ruthiella I love Dorothy Whipple! I‘ve not read this title yet, however. 1mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful pic. I don‘t know this Whipple! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Immersive is the word .. and she is an author you introduced me too .. Thankyou 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I think this is my third .. Someone at a Distance is still my fave .. but I‘ve loved them all 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Thanks & Yes this is a good one 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
shawnmooney Cathy, how about a “bite-sized book chat” about this novel? I am pretty sure you are familiar with the series. The playlist is here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf I‘d be delighted to have you on as a guest! 😁 4w
Cathythoughts @shawnmooney Thanks so much for asking me Shawn. I‘m too shy in that kind of situation , so I will decline your kind offer. I love your series and I‘m enjoying the bite-sized chats with some of my favorite Litsy friends! Thanks 🙏 😊 Cathy 4w
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Getting organized for our trip away to West Cork tomorrow… I have these definitely coming .. must have another look & I have kindle ready to go ..
Cleaning the house ( 🙄) and packing soon. We are back Friday for my first hosting of Bookclub sinse Covid . Shuggie Bain is the book we will be discussing
I can‘t wait to see everyone..

TrishB Have a lovely break, sounds wonderful ♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish 😘 you‘re so good X 1mo
squirrelbrain Have a lovely holiday! 💕 1mo
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen 😘 1mo
Tamra Lucky you!! 🤗 I‘m envious all the way around. 1mo
Centique Have a lovely holiday and enjoy Book Club! 1mo
LeahBergen Enjoy your time away! 😘 1mo
Megabooks Enjoy!! 1mo
CarolynM Enjoy your holiday. Good to see our #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub book in your pile🙂 1mo
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks Paula 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thankyou , I‘ll try 😄😂 very excited X 1mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Thanks Meg X 1mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks!! Yes looking forward to starting the Middle Brow book 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
vivastory I hope you are having a wonderful trip! Look forward to your thoughts on Vet's Daughter. I finished it myself a couple of days ago. 1mo
Cathythoughts @vivastory Thanks! We had a lovely trip.. I never got to Vets Daughter as I got caught up in another book .. I hope to read it soon 👍🏻 4w
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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Well that was a great read … such an enjoyable page turner. I might start another one by this author tonight. It‘s nice & easy reading when one is too tired at night to concentrate on heavier material .. and it‘s good 🍎 🍎🍎🍎

Cathythoughts Only I found it upsetting that near the end covid has started, and it‘s part of the book .. Seems sad that it‘s such a part of our lives 😔 1mo
BiblioLitten I have only read Truly Madly Deeply by the author. Should get to this one too🙂 1mo
LeahBergen I‘ve read one by this author (hmm, which one was it? 🤔) and enjoyed it! 1mo
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Prairiegirl_reading I read the husband‘s secret and I was pleasantly surprised by it. Big little lies is good too. 1mo
CarolynM I liked Big Little Lies (it's funnier than the TV version) and The Husband's Secret was OK. I wasn't keen on Truly Madly Guilty, I got a bit sick of waiting for the big reveal and then I was a bit disappointed when it came. 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes & I enjoyed this one .. it‘s OTT , but I didn‘t seem to mind 1mo
Cathythoughts @Prairiegirl_reading those are the other ones I have 👍🏻👍🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I didn‘t see any of the tv shows … and the story in this one is a bit rediculous… but I think I needed something like this .. easy reading. I‘ll try one more, Big Little Lies it is so. 1mo
Tamra Stacked! I‘ll need an easy audio book soon. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I hope you enjoy! Look forward to your thoughts 1mo
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The Promise | Damon Galgut
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A story about a white South African family, who live on a farm outside Pretoria, a story about death , a story that cuts to the core of their lives. . I experienced the writing and the thoughts as profound , mesmerizing … A book to remember. Gravitas is the word that comes to mind when I think of this book.

squirrelbrain Great review Cathy! 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen .. I was really blown away by this one. 1mo
JamieArc This one has stayed with me. I was rooting for it to take the prize until I recently read A Passage North, and found myself loving the narrator‘s reflections. Now I‘m torn. 1mo
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LeahBergen Another wonderful review! 1mo
Cathythoughts @JamieArc Ok ! I havnt read A Passage North … I really loved this one though… maybe I‘ll read A Passage …. Time is the problem 🤔😁 we need more reading time 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks birthday girl 😘 1mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful review Cathy! 1mo
batsy Lovely review! I wasn't too impressed by another Galgut book I read, but your review might persuade me to give this a go ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts Thanks Barbara 👍🏻 @BarbaraBB (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks friend X . It‘s my first book by this author … I didn‘t know what to expect.. I was afraid it might turn into used up metaphors & become too obvious & borrowed… he did use some modern common psychology phraseology.. but only a few lines , and in a natural way. I had serious dreams after it ( always a good measure fit me ) 1mo
andrew61 Great review, I've been wondering whether to try it but definitely will do now. 1mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 I‘d love to hear what you think of it 👍🏻 1mo
Tamra Enticing review! Adding to TBR. 🤓 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I hope you will like it … look forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there 1mo
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The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton
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A couple of Litsy buddy reads I need to get moving with … ❤️❤️ ( and half a small bar of chocolate.. I‘m trying to be good 🙄

sisilia I love the cover of Zhivago 😍 1mo
batsy I love that chocolate! ... Eat the whole bar, Cathy 😈 1mo
Cathythoughts @sisilia It‘s a lovely cover 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts @batsy Stop 😂😂 you are a divil alright … 😂👿 1mo
Reggie I‘m with Batsy, just be bad, Cathy! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie oh what the hell !! I‘ll have it all 😂 thanks guys @batsy 1mo
Graywacke Hey, chocolate is good for you. Hope you‘re enjoying Lily Bart. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Graywacke I‘m glad it‘s good for you .. I love it. 👍🏻😁 Lily is a reread for me , but I‘ve forgotten the other characters.. so it‘s good to reread, and Yes ! I‘m really enjoying it ❤️ 1mo
Graywacke @Cathythoughts awesome 👍 I have a chocolate thing too. A square or two of dark chocolate is basically my sweetener for coffee. 🙂 1mo
LeahBergen I love that cover of Doctor Zhivago! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s a lovely cover ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Graywacke Same !! Only I‘m a milk chocolate addict .. and it‘s my coffee sweetener too 👍🏻 1mo
Graywacke @Cathythoughts that sounds good. With expresso I need a lot of sweetener - steamed milk, sugar. Milk chocolate would work wonderfully. With regular coffee I prefer it black, if it‘s to my picky taste, and, of course, just the exact right temperature. Sorry… I must be tired posting all this about coffee. ☺️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Graywacke ☕️You can‘t beat a good cup of coffee 👍🏻 1mo
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The Gallows Pole | Benjamin Myers
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Desperately graphic , I went with audio after awhile.. my early morning walks in the woods & the fields enhanced my experience. Late 1700‘s Yorkshire moors , A picture made of man & beast & earth ( beautiful dark earth ) Savage living , mud & guts , This book dosnt take any prisoners.. the story of the Cragg Vale Coiners
Of the beginnings of myths & pathways .. poetic , epic , sense of place 💫into the gorzy purplin hethur , stag heads , visions

LeahBergen A lovely, evocative review. 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah ❤️ 1mo
batsy Beautiful review! I can *feel* what the book's like from that 💚 1mo
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andrew61 I have a copy of this Cathy so will put it up my list to read and I believe there is a TV production planned. 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba ! It‘s a strong book 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 A tv series !! I don‘t know if id be able to watch it 😱😂…still sounds interesting 1mo
andrew61 @Cathythoughts from recollection I think it's directed by Shane meadows and starring Stephen Graham so should be good. I will definitely read it before then, although I still have North water saved on TV but never seem to have time to watch things. 1mo
Centique Hello lovely Cathy. This is just a heads up that I have sent you 2 books for Christmas from Book Depository. I didn‘t think it was likely that the international post from NZ would get to you! One book will probably arrive much more quickly than the second one which is by an NZ author. I hope you like them! Merry Christmas in advance xxxx 2w
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks Paula!!! You‘re very good. Great minds think alike .. I have a book on the way to you too via Book Depository. Happy Christmas lovely friend 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @Centique except I never included “ North Shore” in your address 😬 but I do have the postcode written down🤞🏻 2w
Centique @Cathythoughts oh Cathy that‘s very lovely of you! Don‘t worry about the North Shore bit. Lots of people don‘t use that in the address anymore, the postcode does the job! 😘 2w
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#WeeklyForecast

Gallows Pole .. I‘ve switched to audio.. nearly finished, very good.

The Promice .. halfway & really enjoying

Apples Never Fall , on my kindle with this one & LOVING it ( are her other books good too ?)

The Vets Daughter … hoping to start this week 🤞🏻

It‘s a holiday Monday here. So that nice 😊
Happy Reading lovely friends
Hi Cindy , hope your enjoying the after glow of your daughter‘s lovely day 😘

rockpools Happy Monday, Cathy. I‘m quite intrigued by the Gallows Pole - look forward to your review. 1mo
Cinfhen I definitely want to read both Apples and Promise♥️I think u should read Big Little Lies and this one too 1mo
Cinfhen And thanks for asking, Cathy…I‘m almost back to normal 😊 1mo
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batsy Enjoy your holiday Monday 🌞 1mo
TrishB Enjoy ♥️ 1mo
LeahBergen I‘ll be starting The Vet‘s Daughter this week, too. You‘ll be able to discuss it with us for the #NYRBBookClub on November 7th! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Looking forward to reading it .. I‘m a little afraid of your NYRBBookClub though 😂😂 😬 1mo
Megabooks I also enjoyed these by Moriarty 1mo
Megabooks And the two cindy mentioned and 1mo
BarbaraBB I ended up not connecting to The Promise as much as I hoped. I hope you‘ll love it! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks gif the tips … I‘m looking forward to ( finishing this one first ) having a look 1mo
Cinfhen That‘s disappointing about The Promise @BarbaraBB I‘m really looking forward to reading it 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB there is a distant feel to it .. Interesting 🤔 1mo
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The Promise | Damon Galgut
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My little pet , Lisa, is totally cuddled up , for our post walk reading experience.
Good book so far , there is something very immediate about the feelings described , I can relate , I feel like ..Yes ! I‘ve felt like that but I didn‘t have the words to describe it so simply and profoundly

Lindy If I was a gambler, my money would be on this one to win the Booker. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Lindy Oh ! I will take a greater interest as I read ❤️😁 1mo
LeahBergen What a beautiful photo, Cathy! 😍 1mo
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah 😘 1mo
squirrelbrain Gorgeous pic! 1mo
sarahbarnes I really loved this one! Great photo. 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, Lisa, what a cutie 🥰. I‘ve got this book stacked after much Litsy love. 1mo
Megabooks So cute!! 😍 1mo
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes Thanks! I‘m still trying to find time … but loving all the little snatchs I get 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm She‘s a cutie alright 👍🏻❤️ thanks Jessie ! It‘s good so far 1mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Wouldn‘t you just adore them ?! So cute 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
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Currently reading The Gallows Pole .. beautiful poetic descriptions of nature, late 1700‘s , life on the moors .. very graphic 😳.. very good so far

I started The Promice this morning… so we‘ll see how it goes 🤞🏻

Hi Cindy 👋
Happy Reading lovely friends 😘

squirrelbrain I really liked The Promise - hope you do too Cathy! 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen 😘 2mo
BarbaraBB I have The Promise lined up for this week too! 2mo
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TrishB That looks like a good plan 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB So far I like it 👍🏻 look forward to your thoughts 2mo
Tamra I will keep my eye out for your Gallows Pole review! 2mo
LeahBergen Happy reading! 😘 2mo
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The Gallows Pole | Benjamin Myers
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But it was not a normal daye it was the day that changed me The day wot gave me fresh eyes and new beelefs and a sens of wonder and fear of what it is that this lande of mine can do and what it is that maykes these moores a place of magick and feer and what it is that goes on that we cannot understand up here and what it is that make right minded folk stop away and keep these moores empty and what it is that makes man and animal move as wan 👇🏻

Cathythoughts 👇🏻up here where the land meets the sky and creechurs do dance and it‘s all beyond boeth reesum and ecksplaynen. …… ……………………….SO many brilliant scenes in this book … this one describes how King David felt after a vision of stags dancing . I‘m blown away by the writing & the scenes (edited) 2mo
Lindy I‘m intrigued! 2mo
BarbaraBB Very intriguing 2mo
Reggie Muy intriguing. Stacked. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Lindy @BarbaraBB @Reggie The writing is poetic, set on the moors in the late 1700‘s .. atmospheric, graphic… the MC so far seems to be (King) David Hartley… let‘s just say I wouldn‘t want to get on the wrong side of him 😳 2mo
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Another great read from Peter Swanson 👍🏻.... He is consistently good & easy to read. . I hope he keeps writing.

Ruthiella Ooh! Good to know! I‘ve only read 2mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella That‘s the only one I havnt read … I‘m not drawn to it .. I feel that I won‘t know all the references & I won‘t get it .. 🤔 maybe I‘m missing out. Did you like it ? 2mo
Ruthiella Yeah, I liked it. You don‘t need to have read the 8 novels to “get” it because he explains it all in the book. But there are plot spoilers for the 8 books and for The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (which isn‘t one of the 8). 2mo
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LeahBergen I‘ve only read two of his but I enjoyed them both. 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Thanks 👍🏻 I might give it a miss .. spoilers 🙄.. unless I read all the books mentioned first 😀 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen He‘s easy to read .. kind of ‘ light thrillers ‘ , would you say ?! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh good ! I hope you like it & I look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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..,waiting for the kettle to boil .. ☕️

Monogamy , Sue Miller , I put it “ quietly aside” @rockpools early last week … I might try it again 👍🏻😁
& Sons … I‘ll give this one a go too.
Happy Reading week Littens 😘
Hi Cindy 😘

Cinfhen Hi, Cathy 😁Lots of Litsy Buzz 🐝 around Monogamy…hope you like it ❣️ 2mo
LeahBergen I love your mug! 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 👍🏻 so important to drink from a nice cup 💫 (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen My lovely birthday parcel just arrived, Cathy!! 🥰🥰 I‘ve hidden it away. Thank you SO much! 😘😘 2mo
Cathythoughts You‘re very welcome my friend .. they said in the post office the post to Canada is slow just now , so thank goodness it got there 👍🏻😊 2mo
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Another excellent thriller/serial killer ! Just what I needed , not a dull moment … Peter Swanson is good 👍🏻😱

TrishB I have 5 of his on my kindle and only read one. Have this one- good to know it‘s a good read 👍🏻 (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I think it‘s my 3d one .. he hasn‘t let me down yet 👍🏻😁 2mo
TrishB A good recommendation 👍🏻 2mo
Octoberwoman If you have The Kind Worth Killing I highly recommend it, my favorite of his. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Octoberwoman I did read that one .. this one is equally good , I think 👍🏻😃 2mo
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“Selden paused in surprise. In the afternoon rush of the Grand Central Station his eyes had been refreshed by the sight of Miss Lily Bart. “

Here we go .. so good to be in Lilys‘ company again.
Making a start on #WhartonBuddyRead

Lily ❤️

Therewillbebooks Happen to be reading this right now! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Such a pretty edition! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Therewillbebooks Such a wonderful book … what a writer 💫 2mo
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Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen Thanks!! A Litsy gift 💝, I love it. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous edition! 2mo
LeahBergen How pretty! 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks my friend… 🙏😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah X 2mo
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Monogamy | Sue Miller
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Late lunch … checking out my next kindle read as I wait for my husband ( 🙄😂… it‘s all good ) except the cover is divine .. wish I‘d got the real book ..

Lesliereadsalot You will love this book! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot Thanks!! That‘s what I want to hear 👍🏻😁 2mo
Tamra So many readers have loved this one. I‘ve yet to check it out - I‘ll be reading your take on it. 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra They have !! It‘s my first Sue Miller.. I‘m hoping I like it as she has written quite a few .. it would be great to discover a new favorite 2mo
BarbaraBB I hope you are enjoying it! 2mo
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Well , I certainly got my serial killer fix 👍🏻London , 1888. Lots of twists in the second half. A good page turner.. I think I needed that thrilling read 😱

TrishB I love that title! 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Have you read this Trish ? As I have an extra copy & could pop it in with your birthday present ( if you are interested… 2mo
batsy @TrishB Was just thinking it's a great title, too! 2mo
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batsy Nice review...sounds intriguing! 2mo
TrishB That would be fab, thanks Cathy (for both!). 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy it‘s a good page turner 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Oh good ! I‘ll pop it in 👍🏻😁 2mo
Reggie Lol, sometimes we just need something different. Nice review, Cathy. 2mo
LeahBergen This was just the ticket when I read it, too. 👍 2mo
Tamra On my TBR, I‘m glad it‘s a page turner! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie Hey Reggie !! Yes , sometimes we do 👍🏻❤️ thanks x 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes , it‘s a great old read 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Yes ! I think it is … look forward to your thoughts 😁🤞🏻 2mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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The Autumn light was soft & low this morning as I started this one. ( I love the light at this time of year 🥰 🍂 🍂 book starts off well 👌🏻

wildwoodreads Yes! Autumn light is the best! 2mo
Cathythoughts @megzlynn It is ! I love it 💫 2mo
LeahBergen I love it, too! It‘s been exceptionally lovely here, as well. 😊 2mo
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Ahh! That‘s nice to hear. So nice .. it‘s very dreamy .. 2mo
Megabooks I love the light this time of year as well. 💕 2mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks It‘s lovely, isn‘t it ! Also I just got Monogamy on my kindle ( even though the book cover is so pretty , I couldn‘t wait , Book Depository deliveries are taking a long time just now) 2mo
Tamra I haven‘t read any Groff, but I‘m looking forward to this one. 👍🏾 2mo
Lesliereadsalot Do not miss Fates and Furies. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I‘m looking forward to it too @Lesliereadsalot I did read and LOVE Fates & Furies 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻❤️ 2mo
rmaclean4 I loved Matrix...did you enjoy it? 1mo
Cathythoughts @rmaclean4 Would you believe I havnt finished it yet … I started , then life got busy … I have every intention of getting back to it .. soon I hope 🤞🏻 Other books nosed there way in 🙄 1mo
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#WeeklyForecast

Finish Glimpses of the Moon .. 👍🏻💫
Finish People of Abandoned Character ..👍🏻good

Maybe Matrix next 🤔not sure yet.

Happy Reading week lovely friends 😘
Hope all is well with you Cindy 😘

rockpools Looks good - happy reading Cathy! (And I had to go and read up on 2 of your books as I hadn‘t heard of them - you have some fab titles there!) 2mo
TrishB Looks like a great plan 😁 enjoy your week. 2mo
LeahBergen You have a lovely reading week planned! 2mo
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The Glimpses of the Moon | Edith Wharton
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Nick & Susy are young , and very excited about life & it‘s possibilities.. they fall in love .. but there are many twists of fate. Exquisite writing .. Edith ❤️and moral dilemmas…
I‘m really enjoying this & not sure yet where fate will take them. About 2/3ds in … Lake Como , Venice ( a Venetian Palace no less) .. The list of beautiful places is inexhaustible & so much fun to read about , and the people 💫

Cinfhen Sounds lovely 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Soooo good ❤️ 2mo
Lcsmcat I can‘t wait til we get to this one with the #whartonbusdyread. It sounds good! 2mo
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Cathythoughts @Lcsmcat I had started before I joined your buddy Wharton read … and I‘m nearly finished… and can‘t wait to read again & appreciate the finer details ❤️ 2mo
squirrelbrain Sounds fab - I don‘t think I‘ve read any Wharton. Where should I start? 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain there‘s a Buddy read ..I just joined #WhartonbuddyRead @Graywacke @Lcsmcat … … where to start ? I‘m not an expert 😬… Sanctuary is a short book ( and on kindle ) that‘s the 3d book being read ( I think ) it‘s very good & a good introduction to her way of writing & thinking … (edited) 2mo
squirrelbrain Thanks Cathy! I‘ll keep an eye on the #whartonbuddyread and I‘ve stacked 2mo
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Sanctuary | Edith Wharton
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My kindle version cover …only on page 19 ( so no spoilers ) The writing is so beautiful & we have a body found in a lake already … I‘m totally invested !
#WhartonBuddyRead @Graywacke

Tamra I‘m glad your reading game is back on! 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra oh Thankyou ! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
Graywacke Nice to see this post. I‘m also finding her prose quite wonderful. (although for its a discovery 🙂) 2mo
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Cathythoughts @Graywacke Thanks! I‘ve only read 2 or 3 … so I‘m very excited to read more. She is brilliant.. 2mo
LeahBergen This is one of hers that I haven‘t read (yet!) 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen … I‘m nearly finished now , it‘s very good 👍🏻 2mo
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The Gallows Pole | Benjamin Myers
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The postman just delivered these .. blame it on Litsy ( you know who you are 😁) & tagged book my son recommended to me 👍🏻

squirrelbrain Ooos, never mind! 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain That Matrix cover is divine 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
TrishB Ahhh everyone loves a bit of book mail 😁 2mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB We sure do 😘 2mo
rmaclean4 So excited to read the Lauren Groff! 2mo
Cathythoughts @rmaclean4 Oh Yes !!! Me too X 2mo
Tamra 😀😃 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra 👍🏻😁 2mo
JillR My husband and I both bought each other Gallows Pole a while back but neither of us have read it yet 🙈 - interested to hear what you think when you get to it! 2mo
LeahBergen Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
bb623 Love Lauren Groff. Can‘t wait to read the new one. 2mo
bookandbedandtea Nice choices! I've been thinking of getting Matrix and now I'm more tempted. This is the first I've heard of Gallows Pole but it sounds so good I might have to get it too! 2mo
Cathythoughts @JillR I don‘t know when I‘ll get to it , but it sounds really good 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @bb623 Yes , I loved Fates & Furies , looking forward to this one 2mo
Cathythoughts @bookandbedandtea Yes , I only heard of Gallows as my son is reading it … sounds good , doesn‘t it ?! 2mo
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#ThinkPositivebePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks one of my favorite quotes .. let‘s stay forever young ❤️

I tag all who wish to join in ❤️❤️❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙏🏻❤️🙌🏻 2mo
TrishB Thank you 😘 2mo
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rockpools I love that song 💕 2mo
Ruthiella Thanks for the tag! ❤️ 2mo
Leftcoastzen Love that so much! 2mo
Cathythoughts @rockpools @Leftcoastzen Yes ! I love this too ❤️ 2mo
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Mrs March | Virginia Feito
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#WeeklyForecast ( a day late & a book still not finished)
It‘s a beautiful autumn morning here 🧡

And I am determined to finish this book this week… I‘ve been in a hell of a slump .. my mind is wandering too much, daydreaming. Time for some serious concentration.
Happy Reading week lovely friends 😘

Cinfhen Gorgeous photo!!!!! 2mo
Cinfhen Hope you get your reading Mojo back 💋💋 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 😘…. 📚 & me (🤓) this week 🤞🏻 2mo
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Cinfhen 🤞🏽🤞🏽🙏🏼 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Looks like a beautiful morning indeed. Hope you‘ll get more reading done this week 😘🤞💪 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie 👍🏻I hope all is well with you X 2mo
squirrelbrain Looks like a lovely morning for daydreaming to me! 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain 😂 I love to daydream … but I need to get back to the right balance. .. It‘s the first real autumnal day 🍂🍂 🍂 2mo
sisilia Same here 😄 I can‘t focus 2mo
Tamra That does look like a day dreamable spot. Happy Fall! 2mo
Cathythoughts @sisilia 🙄oh no !! It‘s very frustrating, isn‘t it ?! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Happy Fall friend X that‘s outside our window, we live by the river , blessed ❤️ 2mo
Megabooks 🤞🏻 your slump ends soon! 😘 (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻it‘s got to end sometime 🙄😁 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm First real autumnal day! 🍂🧡 wow! wish I can experience it some day. I‘m good, Cathy, although my reading has slowed down to a trickle..believe it or not, I‘m still reading Apricot Sky! 2mo
LeahBergen So pretty! 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Apricot Sky! What a lovely book to still be reading 🧡 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah😘 2mo
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The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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The Age of Innocence revisited & will be revisited again.
I never realized this movie was dedicated to his father … Luciano Charles Scorsese.. how beautiful 💔

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Mr. Archer , how do you like this odd little house ?

‘ You‘ve arranged it delightfully ‘ …

Yes , to me it‘s like heaven.
Some of the things I managed to bring with me , little pieces of wreckage.

(Oh how I love her heroines ❤️💔)

Tamra 👌🏾 I really need a Wharton reread spree! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra She really is powerful ❤️💔 2mo
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2mo
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The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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I‘ve been reading a good bit of Edith Wharton recently.. currently reading & loving ‘Glimpses of the Moon ‘.. so when I happened to see this film on our Saturday matinee on TV today , I had to stop & watch .. I received this beautiful copy from you , Suba @batsy ( about 4 years ago .. time flies) & I treasure it dearly 🙏

rockpools How lovely! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Rockpools Yes ! The movie is very good ( the book I loved ) Michelle Pheiffer , Winona Ryder, Daniel Day Lewis .. directed by Martin Scorsese… … I rest my case 👍🏻❤️ (edited) 2mo
batsy 💜 Where does the time go? And yes, a beautiful book and film... It's been a long time since I watched it & feel the need to watch it again now :) 2mo
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Leftcoastzen What a wonderful post ! Litsy friends , a great book and a film I need to watch again , it‘s been far too long. 2mo
Tamra Such a beautiful edition! 2mo
TrishB Beautiful book ❤️ 2mo
Nute Love this post and the continued friendship between two readers ( @batsy ) from the initial sharing of a book. Just beautiful!💕 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy It‘s so well done 👌🏻 I couldn‘t fault it ! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen Yes ! All that 😁 & well worth another watch 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Tamra it really is & I could show off the end papers too .. beautiful 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @Nute I know ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen I loved that film. I should watch it again soon. 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s so good ❤️💫 2mo
nathandrake1997 Books are the best kind of gifts ❤️ Recently my cousin gifted me two books and I'm over the moon 😄❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @nathandrake1997 They are the best ❤️lovely to get books from your cousin 😍 2mo
CarolynM Do you know about the #whartonbuddyread group? It's a follow on from the #catherbuddyread. We're only up to her third book, Sanctuary. 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks! I did see some posts & was getting curious … I‘ll investigate that 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I havnt read Sanctuary… I‘ll get a copy 👍🏻 2mo
CarolynM 👍 2mo
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Mrs March | Virginia Feito
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“The truth is,” Zelda continued, “this is a game-changing book, one that appeals not only to his fans , but to everyone, no, hold on” —— she wagged a finger at George, who had begun to protest—— “and, I‘m compelled to say , is my favorite book of the last decade! And I HATE to read!”

✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨⚡️

This book is cracking me up … & freaking me out , the tension is building…

Tamra I couldn‘t put it down! 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra it‘s a godsend , as my concentration isn‘t good for awhile … but this , I can concentrate on 👍🏻😁 ( like Zelda 😬 2mo
tpixie Funny quote! 2mo
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Cathythoughts @tpixie It‘s a great read 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Nute I feel like that‘s an endorsement!😃 2mo
Cathythoughts @Nute I think so 😂.. 2mo
CarolynM 😂😂 2mo
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Summerwater | Sarah Moss
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I‘ve been out shopping for some Littens birthdays 🤫 mission accomplished 🎉🎉.. and I got a book for myself too. Summer water. Now for some lunch with my husband ( he always runs a bit late 🙄😂

MaureenMc Lovely 💕 2mo
Tamra I liked this one on audio, very atmospheric. Husband running late is a good thing in this instance. 😁👌🏾 Tell him I just started Ghost in the Throat and the opening already has me! 2mo
squirrelbrain I just read this one recently -I think you‘ll like it! @Tamra - that‘s so good to know about Ghost in the Throat…I hope to get to it soon but I‘m reading ‘assigned‘ books at the moment for a course…. 2mo
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Tamra @squirrelbrain that‘s gonna me again starting in November. 😩 (edited) 2mo
SamAnne I loved Summer Water‘. 2mo
Lindy And I bet you always have a book to read whenever you‘re waiting for your husband. Win-win. 😊 2mo
LeahBergen Ooo, what a lovely day for you! 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc I think you have your eye on that brown bread again 👍🏻😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I will tell him ! I think your husband is a musician too ? Their minds are on higher things 🤣being on time isn‘t in their field of vision … ( I‘m always early, I‘m working on trying to be late 🙈 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain @SamAnne you both liked it then 👍🏻👍🏻❤️❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes ! Great day 🥰 2mo
Cathythoughts @Lindy Always ! Yes , win/win 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
squirrelbrain @Tamra - my course is Litsy-relevant, it‘s ‘The American Novel‘. I‘m halfway through book 3 of 5 that I need to read…. 2mo
MaureenMc @Cathythoughts You know it! 😆 2mo
Tamra @squirrelbrain lucky you! 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain @Tamra Yes , lucky you ! I think you‘ve done these before .. I‘m very interested.. sounds good Helen 👍🏻💫 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks @Eggs for the tag 😘

1. Green (and blue )
2. Probably, as sometimes I smile at the cover ..

#TwoforTuesday @TheSpineView
Happy Tuesday ❤️

LeahBergen I love green, too. 💚 2mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💙📘💚 2mo
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Mehso-so

I can‘t put my finger on it .. but something was missing for me ( maybe that‘s the point ). Thought provoking at times , but ultimately this one left me feeling cold. I wasn‘t able to suspend my disbelief…
Should make for an interesting Bookclub discussion on Friday though 👍🏻

BkClubCare 😊 2mo
Tamra I‘m envious of your IRL book club, even if this book was a miss. It should be interesting to find out what others think of it! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It should be a good meeting & our first real one sinse covid. 👍🏻😁 2mo
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BkClubCare I bailed on this book - reading the end and asking a friend (who loved it) to fill me in with answers to my questions. It does have a lot that is discussable. I am just not a fan of this author- after now having read 4, I think I will finally trust my own opinion! 2mo
Cathythoughts @BkClubCare I think I would have bailed only it‘s for Bookclub.. I truly loved the movie Remains of the Day .. but this is the first book I‘ve read by this author… I really wanted to like it .. and looked for similar themes as in Remains .. and there were some, but where Remains had a huge impact on me .. this book left me unmoved 2mo
BkClubCare @Cathythoughts - I was blown away by Never Let Me Go and I have read Remains - movie IS good! But whatever the next one was; I felt that Ishiguro is the wizard behind the curtain and I can see him. LOL. Something about his style now- I can‘t do it. 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts @BkClubCare “ The wizard behind the curtain & I can see him “ … brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻 that‘s well put. That describes how I feel too 👍🏻 2mo
Lindy Maybe the missing aspect will be revealed by someone in your bookclub and then you might view this novel differently. Or maybe it‘s just not quite the book for you. 2mo
ReadingEnvy It didn't feel entirely... "new" to me, like the ideas were recycled. 2mo
squirrelbrain I too didn‘t like this as much as the reviews suggested. I think you‘re right when you say something was missing. Like @BkClubCare I loved Never Let Me Go, as well as Remains of the Day but this one… 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
eraderneely I was iffy on this too until I listened to the Book Riot podcast about it. And hearing their enjoyment of it really brought me around. 2mo
Cathythoughts @eraderneely Thanks! Must have a listen , I don‘t think I‘ll be persuaded, but I might learn something 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @ReadingEnvy It‘s my first book by this author, so I don‘t know .. but I think I‘m an emotional reader & it just didn‘t ‘ feel ‘ to me … 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Yes , something missing 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
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#WeeklyForecast
- Finish Klara for Bookclub this Friday ( first real one sinse covid 🎉
- Continue with Miss March 👍🏻❤️

The other 2 are possibles .. but I‘m expecting book post too … so that could be a game changer 😁

Hope all is well with you Cindy 😘

Happy Reading week all 😘
I‘m going to have some of that chocolate now 😋

batsy Yep... Was concerned that the chocolate was left unattended 😂 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy 😂 I would never leave chocolate unattended, it‘s part of my daily diet 👍🏻 3mo
Cinfhen Yummmm on the chocolate 🍫 LOTS of GREAT reads there!!! Im well, thanks for asking ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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TrishB Have a good week Cathy 👍🏻 3mo
Tamra What a stack of goodies! So much to look forward too. 😄 3mo
kspenmoll How is Mrs. March? 3mo
squirrelbrain All great books - I‘ve read all 3! And book post is exciting too…! 3mo
LeahBergen Yum! 🍫 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I know !! Spoilt for choice at the moment 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll It‘s really good !! Intriguing so far 🤞🏻🤞🏻 (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain oh good to hear 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Love chocolate 🥰 2mo
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