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Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
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The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
The Institute | Stephen King
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I was in town today & got this ... the Litsy love is big & reviews good ! But I need to get in before any more hype. Wine is poured ... ready to go 👍🏻💙🍷

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Broken Harbour | Tana French
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So good! I‘m thinking of the name of Neil Young‘s band *Promice of the Real* .......Tana delivers the real here .. The characters, the hard hit of the recession in Ireland , setting - ghost estate in Dublin , a smooth read from start to finish. My favorite Tana so far.

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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RachelO I‘ve just discovered my library has the audio of this - v looking forward to it! 12h
LeahBergen Lovely photo! 11h
Cathythoughts @RachelO I havnt read yet .. looking forward to it too 👍🏻 11h
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen thanks! I love when the Autumn light shines in. I went to retake that pic but the light had already moved & the shadows were gone. Love light & shadow 11h
batsy So pretty 💫 10h
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks friend 👍🏻♥️ 4h
youneverarrived I really like this one too 💛 3h
Well-ReadNeck Oooh! I haven‘t seen this version before. 🥰 1h
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Shadowplay | Joseph O'Connor
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#7covers7days #CoverCrush #day6

@CarolynM @MamaGina @Severnmeadows @Well-ReadNeck

@LapReader would you like to join in - 7 covers in 7 days & no explanation ♥️👍🏻
Or please Any Litten who‘d like to join

Silence | Shusaku Endo
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#7covers7days #covercrush #day5

@Velvetfur would you like to join in ? 7 covers in 7 days - no explanations.

@CarolynM @MamaGina @Severnmeadows @Hazel0303 @Well-ReadNeck

Cinfhen Nice cover 3d
CarolynM Gorgeous😍 3d
LeahBergen This is a pretty one. 3d
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RachelO Wow, that‘s a cover! 2d
TrishB That‘s lovely 💕 2d
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @CarolynM @LeahBergen @RachelO @TrishB thanks! It‘s a beautiful book. A gift from generous @batsy over 2 years ago .... Litsy time is marching on ..... ♥️♥️♥️ 2d
Tanisha_A Beautiful! 2d
BarbaraBB Gorgeous cover! And such a tragic book... 2d
batsy ❤️❤️ And yes, time sure does fly! 2d
Velvetfur Thank you for the tag! Yes I've been asked already but haven't got myself together enough to join in yet, haha! I'll get onto it asap 👍 2d
Severnmeadows Really striking! 2d
Nute That is everything that a book cover should be - Gorgeous! 2d
youneverarrived That is gorgeous! 2d
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A 👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ 2d
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB 👍🏻♥️♥️ 2d
Cathythoughts @Severnmeadows it is a beautiful cover alright ♥️ 2d
Cathythoughts @Nute I agree ♥️ 2d
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived 👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ 2d
Suet624 Wow. I read this book and that image brings it all back to me. 4h
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“ That slow- motion silence inside the amber was over : the second we stepped out of the house , before we even stopped walking quietly..... “

Still reading & this is my favorite Tana so far 👍🏻♥️💔

vivastory This & The Likeness are tied as my favorite Tana French. With The Trespasser being a close second. 3d
Cathythoughts @vivastory The Likeness was so good ... this one is even better for me - I‘ve still not read The Trespasser ... love her writing 3d
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#7covers7days #covercrush #day4
@Well-ReadNeck would you like to join in.
7 favorite covers in 7 days & no explanations

@CarolynM @MamaGina @Severnmeadows @Hazel0303

youneverarrived Great pop of colour 💕 3d
TrishB I like that 👍🏻 3d
erzascarletbookgasm A good read too! 👍 3d
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CarolynM 😍 I love a good, strong pink. 🙂 3d
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I think my all time favorite thriller 👍🏻💕 (edited) 3d
LeahBergen I love this cover (and I‘ll have to hunt down a copy now that I know it‘s your fave thriller!) 💕 3d
Well-ReadNeck I‘m in! 3d
Centique I love this cover! 2d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘ll love to hear what you think ! .. whenever you may get there 👍🏻♥️ 2d
Cathythoughts @Well-ReadNeck great stuff 👍🏻♥️ 2d
Cathythoughts @Centique 👍🏻💕💕💕 2d
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The Parisian | Isabella Hammad
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#7covers7days #covercrush #day3
@Hazel0303 would you like to join ? Share 7 covers in 7 days - no explanations

@CarolynM @MamaGina @Severnmeadows

TrishB Beautiful ♥️ 5d
JennyM Gorgeous, and I nearly got this from the library today. Have you read it? Is it good? 4d
batsy Ohhh nice! I hope to continue reading this again soon; my digital ARC of this expired when I was about a 1/4 of the way through 😂 4d
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Severnmeadows Lovely cover! 😊 4d
Cathythoughts @JennyM I havnt read it yet ... saving for hols ( a possible contender) end of October 👍🏻♥️ 4d
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻♥️ 4d
Cathythoughts @batsy yes! I remember your part - review & then you had to give it back 😱. It stayed in my mind as I think you really liked it (edited) 4d
Cathythoughts @Severnmeadows isn‘t it just !!! 👍🏻 4d
LeahBergen This one‘s lovely! 4d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 👍🏻♥️♥️📚 4d
Tanisha_A Love this! 😍 3d
Centique That‘s amazing! 2d
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Bone Clocks | David Mitchell
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#7covers7days #day2

@MamaGina would you like to join in ? 7 covers you love - no explanations

Thanks @CarolynM got the hashtag 👍🏻♥️

JennyM Oooo, that cover is ❤️ 5d
CarolynM 👍 5d
batsy Very cool! 5d
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TrishB One of my faves too ♥️ 5d
Tanisha_A This photo is 👌! 5d
DivineDiana Beautiful! I liked this book, but my cover was not like this! 5d
MamaGina Sure, I‘m always up for some cover lust! 🤓 5d
Cathythoughts @JennyM @batsy @TrishB @Tanisha_A @DivineDiana such a great book & I live this cover ♥️ 5d
Oryx Love this book and this cover too 5d
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1. Im on my 4th Tana French .. the quote above says October.. I don‘t know where the story will take me .. but excited to be reading Tana again
2. Yes. Going to Killarney for a week late October- cannot wait
3. My little grand doll started senior infants .. year 2 in school 💕♥️

I‘m spreading the love Sherri 😘


Eggs 🧡🍁🧡🍁🧡 6d
Ruthiella Broken Harbor is my favorite of French‘s Dublin series!😀 6d
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I‘m really liking it ... it may turn out to be my favorite so far too ... I‘ll keep you posted. .... I hear Witch Elm is good too 6d
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Thankyou for the tag @CarolynM I‘d love to join in.
I tag @Severnmeadows : 7 covers you love , no explanation ... will you join in ( if you arnt already 😉

Tanisha_A Ooh, sooo pretty! 😍 7d
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A thanks! It‘s my husband‘s book. ✨ 6d
LeahBergen Beautiful cover! 😍 6d
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CarolynM 😍 That's lovely! 6d
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely cover and the book should be interesting! 6d
Severnmeadows Thanks for the tag! This cover is lovely - I always enjoy anything I read of Fintan O‘Toole. 6d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @CarolynM @erzascarletbookgasm thanks, Yes I think it‘s a good cover design 6d
Cathythoughts @Severnmeadows 👍🏻👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ 6d
Centique That is beautiful 😍 6d
Cathythoughts @Centique 👍🏻♥️ 5d
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The Death Of Mrs Westaway. Just got from library ♥️. I always was haunted by seeing magpies & believing the rhyme ( one for sorrow, two for joy ... )
Thinking out of the box ... she has changed the rhyme... 👍🏻 “ I‘ll change that rhyme. One for joy. One for love. One for the future.
Loving the new rhyme- I won‘t see magpies the same anymore 🤞🏻! Thankyou @Melissa_J for this recommendation

Melissa_J Yay! I‘m so glad you are enjoying it 😊 7d
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The Mercy Seat | Elizabeth H. Winthrop
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Starting this now on a friends recommendation.... she has a good eye for the books .. so I think it will be good 👍🏻♥️

JennyM That sounds good. Keep us posted x 7d
Cathythoughts @JennyM it‘s good so far ... very emotional! Well written 7d
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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One of our ladies chose this for our IRL Bookclub for September. So I had to read it early- but I took notes & I‘ll join in the buddy read discussion later on in the year @Cinfhen .... Loved it ! Dealing with serious issues. Amazing writing, poignant. And still a great sense of humour too - I havnt laughed so much sinse Eleanor Oliphant ... Brilliant!

squirrelbrain Sounds fab! Can‘t wait to read it.... 😘 1w
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I‘ll look forward to your review.. you‘re reading it for October I think 🤔👍🏻♥️ 1w
squirrelbrain I was going to do, but I may be away on holiday when that Book Club is meeting so we‘ll see.... I might read it soon, or I might wait until later in the year when the #buddyread is happening.... 1w
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LeahBergen Yes! I loved this one, too (and the others in the series)! 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Great to know! I‘ll save this nearer to the buddy read 😉 1w
TrishB It is a great read - I‘m going to reread in Jan, I love the series. 1w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm ahhh it‘s so good 👍🏻♥️. I have the next one in the series on my kindle now too ... the writing is so good & the characters & plot = perfect book for me 1w
julesG Just wanted to say, I like your new picture. 1w
Cathythoughts @julesG thanks!! You are very nice to say so 😘 1w
batsy Nice review! So glad you loved it. I'm looking forward to the group read 💜 1w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks!! I‘m looking forward to the group read too & to everyone‘s thoughts 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 1w
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The Earthquake Bird | Susanna Jones
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Thanks @RachelO I got it 👍🏻👍🏻And I have to say it sounds great !

Tonton There‘s going to be a 🎥 movie based on the book. 1w
Tonton Netflix. 1w
Cathythoughts @Tonton interesting... 👍🏻I‘m looking forward to reading it this week 1w
RachelO Hooray! Glad it arrived - hope you enjoy it! 1w
Cathythoughts @RachelO thanks! Hooray is right ! Starting it now ..... 1w
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5⭐️The most thought-provoking book this year for me. The metaphor/symbolism of this story .. like taking a dive deep into the psyche -pun intended. To be a carer for your child, to be an immigrant & have your family torn apart. We see the characters under severe pressure, we see their darkest thoughts & acts & they are ashamed , remorseful. exploring the underbelly of feeling- desperation, regret, cruelty, torment ,envy
#Booked2019 #NewIn2019

Cinfhen Gorgeous review!! I loved this book too!! 2w
batsy I took a Book Riot quiz about what crime/thriller book to read next and this was mine 😁 So many good reviews ... I'm keen to read it! 2w
Freespirit This sounds great! 2w
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Ms_T Awesome review ❤️ 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review! So many positive reviews, I am so eager to read it! I‘ve stacked it for a while, waiting for the paperback edition. 2w
andrew61 Great review. I've seen it mentioned a lot on litsy so will try and find it. 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen so very good 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘ll look forward to your review! A great read on so many levels 2w
Cathythoughts @Freespirit it really is .... 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Ms_T thanks 🙏🏻 praise indeed 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s an all rounder 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻♥️ 2w
Cathythoughts @andrew61 👍🏻👍🏻I look forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there 2w
youneverarrived I‘m looking forward to reading this even more now 👍 2w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived it‘s a great read 👍🏻 2w
BarbaraBB Great review. I loved this one too. 2w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks! It‘s so very good 👍🏻 (edited) 2w
Tamra I checked for the audio and it‘s a lonnnnng wait! 2w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 I really enjoyed this too. 1w
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New album ! So excited to hear his perfect voice singing more new songs COLORADO

She was looking like a friend of mine the first time I saw her face, I was approaching at the end of the line the first time I ever saw her smile at me that way ...” I was sailing in the Milky-way lost track of memories that weren‘t that day
Right by her side
As the stars flew by - I did collide with memory and somehow I survived
And became free

Cathythoughts Where would you get this writing 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Eggs 🤗Neil Young🤗 2w
TrishB Some great lyrics there 😁 2w
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Cathythoughts @Eggs ♥️♥️♥️love him (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB these lyrics are haunting me. ... imagining being free of certain memories.... 2w
TrishB Agree ♥️ 2w
BarbaraBB I love your new pic! Those glasses fit you so good! ❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks! 👍🏻♥️ 2w
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Thankyou Sherri for the tag 😘

1. Reading Alice with my granddaughter at the moment.. I love it
2. Eleanor Oliphant I laughed & cried out loud
3. Tough one as it‘s one of my 2 fave genres. Raven Black 👍🏻 and presently Miracle Creek
4. Fave guilty breakfast- scone/jam/cream & coffee ♥️
5. @TrishB @youneverarrived @squirrelbrain @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @CarolynM @JennyM & @Birdsong28 &
All Littens who want yo join in 😘

batsy 4... Yum! 2w
Eggs #4 😋😋 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy @Eggs thanks guys ! The alternative is porridge 🤔😂 2w
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I‘m ready to relax after the day ... and after a few failed attempts to start this one ( timing is such a factor) I‘m now hooked on this riveting court room drama .. with good writing on immigration, family , relationships ... a compelling read. I think this will be my #booked2019 - new in 2019 pick. So good 👍🏻

Scochrane26 My library book club is reading this in October. 2w
Cathythoughts @Scochrane26 I‘d be very interested to hear what your book club thinks 👍🏻😊 2w
CarolynM Love the new profile pic😘 2w
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Eggs Wow Cathy love your new hair!!! 2w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM @Eggs thanks ladies 👍🏻. The grey is finally out. What a relief.. no more dye 😃. I‘m free 🤸‍♂️ 2w
DivineDiana You look so fab! 2w
Eggs Congratulations on your freedom!! It took me about18 months to grow out the dye. I feel so me🥳 2w
Cathythoughts @Eggs thanks!! I still have a bit to go , but I‘m really getting there ( in the front 👍🏻- back still a bit patchy) but so glad I decided to lose the dye. It‘s a great feeling 2w
Oryx Love the hair! I've almost grown out my dye too - just the tiniest bit left - loving having grey hair. 2w
Cathythoughts @Oryx thanks!! It‘s a great feeling. I‘ve another bit to go too ... but we‘re getting there 👍🏻😊 2w
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I‘m afraid I‘m bailing #unpopularopinion it‘s not that I don‘t like it ... I just don‘t like it that much to invest time in it ... 🤷🏻‍♀️

TrishB Ahh, that‘s a shame, but we all like different things 😁 love your new pic. 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB I know. I really wanted to like it!! Thanks X 👵🏻 2w
batsy Yup... Rocking the look in the new profile pic 😍 2w
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Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! The Granny look 😁 2w
batsy @Cathythoughts If by Granny you mean Cool Librarian slash Rockstar, then yes 😘👑 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy you are very sweet 👍🏻thanks Suba X X 2w
ValerieAndBooks I like your new profile pic 😍! 2w
Cathythoughts @ValerieAndBooks thanks 👍🏻♥️ 2w
JennyM I‘m still yet to read any Tan. And hi, love the new pic of you 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @JennyM yes my first one if Tan , very readable too , but there was something missing for me. Thanks about the pic 👍🏻😘 2w
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The Wall | John Lanchester
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I‘m giving this one a Pick 👍🏻. The second half dragged a little for me - but ultimately redeemed itself. There were some truly poignant moments that made it all worthwhile. 👍🏻♥️💔 very glad I listened. Will be thinking about this one ... I think it has every right to make the Booker short list 🤞🏻

Cathythoughts Thanks @Ms_T I would never have got to it only for your post 👍🏻 (edited) 2w
Ms_T @Cathythoughts Lovely review and thank you for tagging me. I‘m glad you enjoyed it 😘 2w
TrishB I shall get to this one eventually! 2w
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Cathythoughts @TrishB I think it‘s really good 👍🏻 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Glad it‘s a Pick for you! 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie ♥️ 2w
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Sunday morning coffee & enjoying my #lmpbc read 👍🏻♥️ beautiful writing

Hi 👋🏻 guys @RachelO @jenniferw88 @jhod

RachelO 👋 Morning Cathy! Glad you‘re enjoying it 😊. I‘ll be putting the next one in the post tomorrow- it‘s a much quicker read (sorry! I forgot to check just how dense the print was before I picked that one 😬) 2w
TrishB Great start to Sunday 😁 2w
jhod Ooh great choicd @RachelO! I should finish mine today so will send on in the week 😘😘 2w
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jenniferw88 Cathy, there's no rush for me as i won't be in to collect any parcels until 11th. X 2w
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 yes you did say that , so I thought if I post it on September 10th from here ... that should work 👍🏻😘 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB if at all possible it‘s the only way 👍🏻♥️ 2w
jenniferw88 @Cathythoughts yes that's fine, just wanted to remind you really! 2w
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Finally finished this one ... I‘m loving this series... love Jimmy Perez ♥️ & how the guilty party is so unpredictable ( for me anyway ) .. 2 down 👍🏻

TrishB I never guess either! Which I love. 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB I was really watching out ... thinking who could it be 🤔. And she got me again !! 2w
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The Wall | John Lanchester
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I‘m half way through The Wall on Audible & my blue tooth battery just died. So I have to wait. I‘m very surprised, as I had no interest in it & Im finding that it‘s really good so far... it‘s giving me chills about the future of our world. It‘s also very quotable:
...” relief is probably the purest form of happiness there is “ ... I can identify with this.
Looking forward to the second half .... 👍🏻

Ms_T This is great to hear! 2w
JamieArc I felt the same way. I thought it was going to be dry and slow reading but I really enjoyed reading it. 2w
Cathythoughts @Ms_T yes! Thanks. I‘d never have gone there. I‘m really into it ! Part 2 up next 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Cathythoughts @JamieArc me too. I‘ve 2d half to go & I can only imagine I‘ll love it 👍🏻 2w
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The Snow Gypsy | Lindsay Jayne Ashford
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#AyUpAugust #SwingTheMood I have not read this but there is a great swing to her step on the cover ♥️👍🏻💃🏾I love her red shoe ♥️
Thanks Cindy & Helen for a great month of prompts & chats 😘

TrishB Great cover 👍🏻 2w
Texreader I enjoyed this book 2w
squirrelbrain I loved this book too @Texreader - you should definitely read @Cathythoughts. Thanks for taking part this month - I‘ve loved seeing all your posts! ❤️😘 2w
Melissa_J Love the cover. 2w
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1. Loving tagged current read - been reading it for over a week I‘d say ... busy busy week.
2. Hopefully dog walks & reading & chill out time ( after cleaning the house with an audio The Wall , got a great deal today @Ms_T 😉
3. Not a fan of ice cream , but vanilla
#FriYayIntro @howjessreads
4. I don‘t ... not musical 🤷🏻‍♀️
5. I will ofcorse 👍🏻

Ms_T Always happy to spread the word about daily deals! 3w
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#AyUpAugust #SleepingSatellite this title came to mind. I kind of remember the movie, maybe the book would be good 🤷🏻‍♀️

TrishB Sounds like a tough read! 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB I saw the movie ( Robin Williams ♥️) it was only ok 3w
squirrelbrain Gosh it does sound tough doesn‘t it @TrishB ? 3w
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TrishB I‘ve never heard of the film either! @squirrelbrain 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I don‘t know this 🤷‍♀️ 3w
batsy I remember the movie but didn't watch it! Interesting; didn't know it was a book. 3w
DGRachel @TrishB @Cathythoughts @batsy @squirrelbrain @erzascarletbookgasm I cried through the entire movie. I watched in the the theater when in was released and sobbed the whole time. I can't imagine reading the book. 3w
Cathythoughts @DGRachel ahhh! I cant remember it so well. But Robin Williams is such a brilliant actor 3w
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Heart of Darkness | Conrad, Joseph
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#AyUpAugust #AllOfMyHeart Heart of Darkness is the only one I can find. I love this cover , it‘s my sons book. ♥️🖤🖤

Tanisha_A That looks like a beautiful edition! 😍 Which publisher? 3w
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A I took the pic in my sons house earlier in the week for this prompt... I‘ll be up there again next week & I‘ll have a look for you 👍🏻😘 3w
batsy Yup... Stunning edition 👍🏽 3w
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Cinfhen Wow!!! You‘re very prepared and what a lovely treat for us ❤️ 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Isn‘t that a Folio edition? 😃😍 3w
youneverarrived Cool cover! 3w
Tamra Awesomely frightening! 😬 3w
TrishB Lovely edition ♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy @Cinfhen @youneverarrived @Tamra thanks! Yes ! Great cover / edition @TrishB (edited) 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm not sure ! I‘ll check next week ( up in my sons house ) 👍🏻 3w
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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1. Rebecca 👍🏻♥️ I saw the old Hollywood movie... really want to read the book ( I hear there may be a prompt in 2020 that could work, not sure yet 🤞🏻( inside info)
2. None. I did reread Wuthering Heights & In Cold Blood ( not twice though)
3. God only knows 🙄
4. Ann Rule - The Stranger Beside Me - ( I don‘t read non -fiction .... 🤔
5. Any Littens who would like to join in
Thanks @Bookishthoughts for the tag 😘#Wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Tamra Rebecca is a good read! 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I‘d say it really is. I loved My Cousin Rachel ... did you see the movie 1940 !!!! It was excellent ( the movie of Rebecca , I mean ) (edited) 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts no, I need to find that version! 3w
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LeahBergen I‘ve been feeling a reread of Rebecca coming up for me! 3w
Eggs Thanks for joining in Cathy🌺 3w
batsy It's a brilliant book, Cathy! And also a book I've read more than once 😁 I adore the Hitchcock movie, too. 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @batsy I loved the movie ... I think I‘ll call my next puppy Jasper ... 3w
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Home from town with my library books. When I finish my present read I will start the tagged one .... inspired to try it after @TrishB review 👍🏻😊

Crazeedi Both good books!❣ 3w
Cathythoughts @Crazeedi great ! I hope to start one over the weekend 👍🏻 3w
TrishB Hope you enjoy 😁 at least they‘re from the library if you don‘t! 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB hubby has me on a library vibe ... he thinks it‘s something nice about the world... ( it is ofcorse) , we need to rebuild / repair the old city library in Cork , he‘s involved in the project... my Granddaughter can‘t get over the idea of “free” books ! Free anything ! Wow 3w
TrishB @Cathythoughts I agree- something very comforting about free 😁 3w
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The Rainbow | D. H. Lawrence
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#AyUpAugust #ChasingRainbows this book came to mind , but I‘m chasing memories because I can‘t remember if I read this or not. 😳🤷🏻‍♀️.... maybe years ago, must have a look & see

jenniferw88 I almost used this one! 💕💕💕 3w
Lcsmcat I‘m in the same boat! It‘s been on my shelf for years, and I think I read it in the 80s, but I remember nothing. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Cinfhen It‘s such a beautiful cover 🌈💕 3w
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squirrelbrain Don‘t be silly @jenniferw88 - you were never going to go with a rainbow when there‘s also the word ‘chasing‘ in the prompt! 🤣 Great pick @Cathythoughts ! 3w
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 great minds 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts @Lcsmcat Oh stop ! It‘s mad , I definitely remember Lady Chatterleys Lover ... I read a lot of classics back then & really loved them 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I took from the internet & all the covers are amazing ✨ 3w
Lcsmcat @Cathythoughts I remember Lady Chatterly too, but I was younger when I read that. It‘s just like Billy Collins said https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/37695/forgetfulness 3w
andrew61 I read several of lawrences books in my teenage/twenties cathy. I think it's time for a reread. I think I'll make it a plan for 2020! 3w
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The Night Bookmobile | Audrey Niffenegger
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Tagged book read for #Booked2019 #ComicOrGraphicNovel the review by Neil Gaiman was lovely ... the book was only ‘So-So‘ for me ... lovely idea ! Graphics 🤷🏻‍♀️and my first graphic , so maybe I need to explore a bit.
All of my other summer reads were 5✨stars. Loving the challenge! 🙏🏻 favourites : BONE CLOCKS . &

TrishB Loved Bone Clocks too 😁 3w
Cinfhen So glad you‘re enjoying the challenge ❣️❣️❣️I‘m not a fan of the graphic novel, but it‘s always nice to explore a new media 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Bone Clocks ♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I agree always good to try something new 👍🏻😊😉 3w
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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#AyUpAugust #TaintedLove I enjoyed this when I read it. I wouldn‘t be going for the reread though. ! Tainted love times a million 😱

Cinfhen Gone Girl is still one my favorites!! 3w
squirrelbrain Great choice! 👍😁❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain I thought this one would be gone by the time I thought of it 😊 3w
youneverarrived One of my faves 🖤 3w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived a great page turner 👍🏻 3w
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1. Siddhartha ♥️
2. Maybe not superpower strength, but more strength 💪
3. Aries
4. Gym / farmers market/ read/ family / my favorite Saturday
5. Have a fab weekend all 👍🏻♥️

#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

youneverarrived Sounds like a lovely weekend. Enjoy 💕 4w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived thanks Katie! You too 👍🏻♥️ 4w
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There is so much beautiful writing about nature & the sea , I love it all so much! Here‘s a random quote that made me smile. I feel Ann Cleeves is so much in the mind & the community of the people she writes , she has them down to a T .... the dancing ♥️there‘s a lot of talk about the dancing 😊

TrishB I really enjoyed this one 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB yes! Loving it so far 4w
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On to the 2d in this Series... 🥰loving it

andrew61 Only read one, the first jimmy perez and enjoyed it. So many detectives so little time! 4w
Cathythoughts @andrew61 well put !! 👍🏻 4w
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#AyUpAugust #DownInTheWoods I picked this up last year .... I havnt read yet 🤷🏻‍♀️

TrishB Looks good 👍🏻 4w
Cinfhen This book is meant to be fabulous. Can‘t wait to read your review. I hope you read it soon 😘 4w
squirrelbrain This is meant to be great isn‘t it @Cinfhen ?! 4w
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Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻♥️ 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain ahhh great to hear 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
LeahBergen It sounds good! 4w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen it does , but it‘s not really in the picture at the moment 😬😬😬 way down the list. Now I feel guilty... 🙄 4w
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Raven Black has been on my kindle for so long .... so delighted to finally read Ann Cleeves ... I loved this murder mystery, & the characters, and the setting !! The setting , Shetland .. I‘m looking forward to the next in the series.

TrishB I started this series a while ago - read 2 so far! 4w
eanderson I really need to read this! I‘ve had the book for a long time but for whatever reason still haven‘t picked it up. 4w
Melissa_J I‘m in the same boat as @eanderson ! I have read a few of Cleeves‘ Vera Stanhope books though, and enjoyed them. 4w
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erzascarletbookgasm Yessss! 👏❤️ 4w
batsy Sounds good! 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB it‘s so good 👍🏻I‘m heading straight into the 2d one 4w
Lizpixie One of my favourite series👍 4w
Cathythoughts @eanderson I know ! I was the same ... it turned out to be such a good read 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @Melissa_J oh ! Vera Stanhope 🤔... interesting, must look those up 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm It was so good Jessie 👍🏻 (edited) 4w
Cathythoughts @batsy 👍🏻👍🏻really good 4w
Cathythoughts @Lizpixie I can see why 👍🏻 Sooo good 4w
emmaturi I have read all 8 books! They are great. TV series is also great! 4w
Cathythoughts @emmaturi I don‘t know the telly series. Must be fab 👍🏻♥️ 4w
emmaturi Yes it is, would recommend it! 4w
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Selected Poems | Patrick Kavanagh
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#AyUpAugust #Human from the poem On Raglan Road... Patrick Kavanagh

‘ A creature made of clay‘... , a mortal person , made of flesh & blood

Cinfhen Lovely 😊 thanks for sharing 💕 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen ♥️👍🏻 4w
TrishB So I‘ve just brought his collected poems 💜 4w
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JCPaulk Sinead OConnor does a beautiful cover of the poem 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB oh that‘s so lovely ♥️. I hope you enjoy... X 4w
Cathythoughts @JCPaulk yes she does ... she‘s brilliant 👍🏻 4w
TrishB I‘ve loved all the bits you‘ve posted ❤️ 4w
TrishB Had to buy hard copy though as poetry on kindle just doesn‘t do it for me. 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB I absolutely agree. Poetry on kindle wouldn‘t work for me either. And poetry is great for dipping in & out of ... you‘d need a real book for that 👍🏻♥️ 4w
LeahBergen I love the rhythm of this poem! And what is that GORGEOUS bird and strawberry border on the bottom of the photo?? 😮😮 4w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen that gorgeous bird & strawberry border is a bookmark I received from @RachelO .... I love it 🥰 4w
LeahBergen It‘s beautiful!! 😍😍 4w
squirrelbrain I agree @LeahBergen - that bookmark is lovely! Great choice of poem too.... 4w
TrishB You certainly do ♥️ 4w
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#AyUpAugust #UnderneaththeStars Hubby gave me this a few years ago ... I still have not read it ... Soon 👍🏻♥️

Cinfhen One of my favorite reads!!! I‘m pretty sure you‘re gonna love it 😊 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen oh great ! That‘s good to hear ♥️ 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen And I love your new pic 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 4w
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kstadt929 One of my favorites! I think I need to reread sometime because it has been a few years ❤️ 4w
Cathythoughts @kstadt929 that‘s great to hear .. I feel more inspired to read it with these lovely comments 4w
TrishB I loved this one 👍🏻 4w
SauerPatch I remember it being quite good also! 4w
bookandbedandtea I really enjoyed this one. Hope you do too! 4w
Reagan-reads I sat on this one for quite some time but it was really good! 4w
tina_b.ooks It's a beautiful story! 4w
squirrelbrain Also on my TBR shelf! #buddyread?! 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻♥️ 4w
Cathythoughts @SauerPatch great ! Thanks 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @bookandbedandtea thanks! It‘s getting lots of Litsy praise 😍 4w
Cathythoughts @Reagan-reads 👍🏻 I hope I don‘t sit on it too much longer 😊 4w
Cathythoughts @tina_b.ooks nice to hear that ! 4w
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain yes! thanks Helen ... would be nice ... sometime in late September?? Or whenever works for you ?! 4w
squirrelbrain Yes, I can do whenever @cathythoughts, but late September sounds good! 😘 4w
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain It‘s a date 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 4w
LapReader I have it and would like to read along with you guys too. 4w
Cathythoughts @LapReader @squirrelbrain brilliant ♥️the more the merrier 4w
squirrelbrain Yay @LapReader - that‘s great! A month today is a Saturday (21st Sept) - is that late enough in the month for you to start @cathythoughts? 4w
LapReader Fine by me. 4w
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain September 21st ... perfect !! @LapReader 4w
youneverarrived I‘m not a big fan of it but I know plenty of people are 😁 look forward to seeing what you make of it. 4w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived ..... thanks Katie 👍🏻♥️ 4w
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Collected Poems | Patrick Kavanagh
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#AuUpAugust #Temptation

“An apple tree with its December-glinting fruit we saw- oh you eve were the world that tempted me
To eat the knowledge that grew in clay
and death the germ within it
Now and then I can remember something of the gay garden that was childhoods. Again.
My father played

written alone in his Dublin flat around Christmas , remembering his childhood ... one of Patrick Kavanaghs best known poems ‘ A Childhood Christmas‘

charl08 What a lovely idea! 1mo
TrishB What a great post 👍🏻 I must check out this poet as I only know him from your posts. 1mo
batsy 💜 1mo
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squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 1mo
youneverarrived Love this 🖤 1mo
LeahBergen Lovely! ❤️❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen Wonderful post 4w
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The Night Bookmobile | Audrey Niffenegger
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#AyUpAugust #HappyHour I spent a happy hour today joining the library - havnt been joined sinse I was 12. I got a graphic novel for #Booked2019 , then my summer books will be done ✅

TrishB Exciting 👍🏻 1mo
squirrelbrain How lovely! ❤️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm The book sounds good 👍 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I had a peek & it seems good alright 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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Good Son | You-Jeong Jeong
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Nightmarish reading - yet compelling ! Everything is revealed bit by bit. This was extremely creepy... the tension !! I‘d read another of his now , but just looked Jeong up & his next book isn‘t out till 2020. I have it pre-ordered 👍🏻. I thought it was really ‘good‘ @erzascarletbookgasm , Thankyou for your review, which was why I stacked it

batsy I found this one really disturbing and creepy, too. Nice review. 1mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 so many good books at the moment. I love this cover too. 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! It was so good. And I ‘loved‘ the ending ..... 1mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks! It‘s a good cover 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Rissreads Wow, this sounds fantastic! Stacked! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Rissreads it‘s creepy! I hope you like it as much as I did whenever you may get there 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great review 👍 Glad you liked it. ‘Nightmarish‘ is accurate! 1mo
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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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#AyUpAugust #PillowTalk Has any one read this & remember the pillow ..... 🤐😳 saying no more ( spoiler) .. I also read Wind Up Bird ..... but this Commendatore is my favorite so far

Texreader My husband is reading this one now. So far he likes it. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Texreader just putting more info in a spoiler for him 👍🏻 not to read spoiler till about halfway (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @Texreader it was my first experience of Murakami & I loved it. Could not get over that “ pillow” on the couch when it ( he ) spoke... 1mo
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squirrelbrain Now you‘ve got me intrigued.... 😁 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain it‘s fairly intriguing 😉 1mo
Cinfhen Same!!!!! @squirrelbrain and weren‘t we just talking about Murakami @DivineDiana !!!!! Maybe we need to try this one 😉 1mo
Billypar Good to know- for some reason I didn't hear (or don't remember) much of a reaction either way when this came out. Will definitely need to check it out- WBC is one of my all-time favs, so your review bodes well! 1mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen We were! Stacking! Still slogging through 1mo
Cinfhen Oh no @DivineDiana that book is sucking away your summer days!!!!! 1mo
Tamra I just placed a hold on the audio! 👍🏾 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I‘ll be very interested to hear your thoughts when ever you get there 1mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen That it is! And the other one I must read quickly for Book Club is another chunkster 1mo
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana I couldn‘t get into the Goldfinch, but I did love Pachinko 1mo
Cathythoughts @Billypar I‘m only new to this author, but I really enjoyed this Commendatore👍🏻 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts the Goldfinch was one of 2 books that have ever made me mad when I finished! 😆🤪 My fault entirely because I kept reading instead of bailing. (edited) 1mo
DivineDiana @Cathythoughts Thank you! I will nevertheless persevere! 🙂 1mo
DivineDiana @Tamra Oh no! 😕 1mo
Tamra @DivineDiana just one of those times I didn‘t heed my intuition. 🥴 But I think most readers have loved it! 1mo
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Good Son | You-Jeong Jeong
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#AYUpAugust #Tequila I‘m out drinking coffee ( not tequila) & will start this book later .... there is tequila on the shelf behind my kindle ... I asked permission, I‘d say they think I‘m mad 😳

JennyM Ha...I love it! Have a lovely day out 😘 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I ‘enjoyed‘ this. Hope you had a lovely day. 1mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM thanks!! 😘 1mo
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks!! I stacked it because of you ... I‘m loving it , it‘s a good change of genre too. I really hope my parcel hurry‘s up to you ..... 🤞🏻 1mo
TrishB The things we do in public for Litsy! 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB 🙄😂😂 1mo
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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I had to keep reading till I finished, after Tea Cake arrived things really got moving. A lot of the rhyming lines & the story made me think of Bob Dylan‘s writing too. A powerful story on every level. I feel shook up inside. Look forward to hearing everyone‘s thoughts whenever all are finished. Feels like a book that will be bonding. Must think more about it myself now ....

TrishB Lovely review Cathy 💕 I‘m still shook up inside too. I feel like the author really let us inside Janie and you experienced everything with her. 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks. I‘m so glad we read it together , it is good to share this experience. Yes , I agree , really experienced everything with Janie 1mo
batsy "shook up inside" —yes! Lovely review. I hope to have time to finish it this weekend. 1mo
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cathysaid I read this one in a literature class in college and then again in grad school. If those of you reading haven‘t already, you might find it interesting to read a bit about the author‘s life after you‘ve read the book. Puts a lot of things in perspective. Just be warned...it‘s a sad history 😞 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! I hope you get some reading time 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @cathysaid thanks for that. Will have a look 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely what you said, Cathy. 👍 1mo
youneverarrived Lovely review ♥️ I‘m going to read a bit more later. I‘m loving it. 1mo
andrew61 Great review, i really enjoyed reading this earlier this year and found it as well as the authors life story fascinating. I think I will have to reread it soon. 1mo
kspenmoll Great review. Read this a long time ago & lived it then. 1mo
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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I‘m halfway till tomorrow.... ( wish I could read tonight ) Storyteller ! So quotable... & what she really does for me is that she brings it all home. We are no longer talking about issues & points of view out there ... I find myself thinking of my family history & of the pain , of people I loved ... of how they were hurt , In ways that were seen as nothing & in more visible ways .. #TheirEyesWereWatchingGodBuddyread2019

TrishB 😘 love it when a book does this. 1mo
Ruthiella Love your bookmark! ❤️Yes to powerful fiction that helps the reader reflect on life. I read for many reasons and that‘s one of them. 1mo
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batsy Beautifully put ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Ruthiella @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy thanks! Such simplicity & power all at once ... Tea Cake has entered the story at this point. I didn‘t think this would be such a beautiful page turner ... 1mo
youneverarrived Stunning writing. It‘s so vivid and emotive. 1mo
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#AyUpAugust #PutYourRecordsOn this is a book Hubby got in the Library yesterday ... he will be telling me all about it ... he is the library- goer & the talker in this house 👍🏻

TrishB Just ready for you to use today 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I know ! I was coming down stairs thinking - I have nothing for this prompt- & then there it was facing me on the table 😊 1mo
squirrelbrain How thoughtful of him! 😁 1mo
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain 😁he‘s good like that ! 1mo
Cinfhen Hilarious 😂 and what perfect timing 🙌🏻🎶 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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The Absolutist | John Boyne
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Such a vivid story - I felt I was sitting with the characters. Meditations on : dying without reconciliation , immunity to violence, love , youth & old age ... war ... 5⭐️ Soldiers Story

#booked2019 #soldiersstory

TrishB Lovely review Cathy. My heart ached so much after reading this. Makes you think so much, human frailties. 1mo
Cinfhen Gorgeous review 😊adding this to my book cart 1mo
Tamra I really enjoyed this one too! 👌🏾 1mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks! & thanks for recommending, I might never have read it 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks! I hope you like it when you get there 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra yes! So good ♥️💔 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! I didn‘t realize it was a soldier‘s story. Might have to use it for the prompt! 👊🏻📚♥️ 1mo
Lindy Glad to hear this is a 5-star read. John Boyne is amazing! Must move this up my TBR pile. (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraTheBibliophage thanks! Yes a good soldiers story 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Lindy This was my first John Boyne .... won‘t be the last 👍🏻 1mo
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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1. Chips ( French fries )
2. A pair of boots ♥️ can‘t wait to wear them all the time in the Autumn/ Winter ( have been wearing most of summer too
3. The Absolutist 👍🏻♥️💔
4. Tagging any Litten who wants to join in

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

batsy 1... Me too! 🍟🍟🍟😍😍 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm 3.. My copy of The Absolutist arrived today! 💃 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy there just so good 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm oh great ! I‘m almost finished.... it‘s very very good ♥️💔 1mo
Eggs @Cathythoughts Boots 👢 love the 👢 1mo
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