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ChloeTallis

Joined January 2017

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Loving this so far!

Dr._Who_number10 Love the nails!!!!! Glad it‘s a good read 1y
JillR I loved it too x 1y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Wow wow wow. I loved this one. It literally put the "power" in powerful. Hints of The Handmaid's Tale but also incredibly different. Thought provoking and chilling. I started off wishing that all women had a powerful awakening (Buffy style ??‍♀️) but quickly changed my mind ?. A must-read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

WhatThePuck This is in my audiobooks TBR pile! Can't wait. 1y
JillR So glad you enjoyed it too! 1y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I am on page 47 and I already love this book.

theladygreer Ooh, I've never seen this cover. UK? 1y
Ashley_Nicoletto I loved this one as well. "Burn it down" ?? 1y
JillR I whizzed through this too and loved it although it wasn‘t what I expected. Really interested to hear what you think when you‘re done :) 1y
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Mehso-so

I wasn't really sure what I expected from this one, but it was an enjoyable read and a great little story with a good mix of characters. For me, it was just lacking something and I was a little bit underwhelmed by the ending. Saying that, it was a solid 3.5/5 and I would definitely recommend for a light holiday read.

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Onto the next! 🤓

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Margaret Atwood at her best - outstanding. I'd say that I loved it, but I don't know if this is a book to be loved. It is one to terrify you and shake you out of complacency or acceptance of the status quo. And it is unforgettable. I found the themes, and how they are reflected in our world today, chilling but important references. Atwood said that everything that happens in this book has some root in history - now that's an eye opener! Read it!

DivineDiana I did! And it was! 👁 2y
ephemeralwaltz Nice photo! 2y
Melissa_J I read this one way back in high school (25 years ago now - yikes!). I thought it was fabulous. 2y
JillR I still haven‘t got to reading this, but just started watching Season 2... 2y
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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Being at the Hay Festival has indulged my book splurges 🤣🙈 #hayfestival

ephemeralwaltz Hooray! Great stack! 2y
BarbaraBB I am curious to know what you‘ll think of 2y
Oryx Is Hay amazing? I'd love to go some day 2y
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ChloeTallis Ohh @BarbaraBB will keep you posted, it could be up next! 😊 2y
ChloeTallis I loved it @Oryx ! Worth a visit deffo, I went for the weekend and went to see a mixture of things - all a very high standard! I loved Laura Bates and Margaret Atwood the most. Would deffo recommend 😊 2y
ChloeTallis @ephemeralwaltz just can't wait to get started now! 😂 2y
BarbaraBB I‘d like that, I have been wanting to read that book for years! 2y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Seeing Margaret Atwood live at the Hay Festival was SUCH a treat. She is an awesome human!

Cathythoughts Oh I would love to see her live. How brilliant for you ❤️👍🏻 2y
ChloeTallis @Cathythoughts she was amazing! Love her even more now haha. 💕 2y
AmyG Wow! 2y
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Girl Up | Laura Bates
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Just seen Laura Bates talking about #everydaysexism at Hay Festival. What an inspiring woman! Have any of you guys read any of her books?

TrishB Yes, seen her talk at work too (I work at a uni) she‘s very inspiring 👍🏻 2y
bedandabook Ooh, I‘ve always wanted to go to Hay! Hope you‘re enjoying it. 2y
ChloeTallis @TrishB she is so inspiring! That's cool - which book did you read of hers? 2y
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ChloeTallis @bedandabook it's so good! I bought 2 books within 3 minutes of being there haha! Deffo recommend! 2y
TrishB This one 👍🏻 2y
Weaponxgirl @TrishB I though it was a good book too. I used some of her stats about schoolgirls in my diploma on childcare 2y
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This book. Wow. I love it when a book that has sat on your shelf for months, overlooked, hits you hard with all the feels. Guys, if you read one book this year, make it this one. It is powerful, but tender. It is at times heart warming and at times utterly devastating. I cannot stress it enough: read it! You'll never forget it. It even got me out of bed at 6am for a sneaky read. Up there with A Little Life for me which we all know says a lot! 👏🏻

JillR Wow! Tim read this but I didn‘t fancy it... I might take another look... 2y
ChloeTallis If you don't still have the copy let me know. I absolutely loved it (and I too kept overlooking it!). You will deffo like it 😃 2y
SaturnDoo I really liked this book!!! 2y
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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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MrsMalaprop Ooh, I picked this up at a second hand book stall recently 🤗. 2y
TrishB Loved this one 👍🏻 2y
KateFulfordAuthor If you like Maggie‘s style, perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

Learn more via the link in the BIO
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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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batsy 🙌🏽 2y
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JillR I never read this 😳 but I‘m thinking I might read it with Seth soon, or Bella maybe... 2y
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I cannot even express how much I am loving this book! I read it on the train to work, think about it all day, and then read it whenever I can in the evening! Who else has read it?! No spoilers please!

Samplergal I loved it as well. 2y
ChloeTallis Totally absorbed from the start! It's terrific @Samplergal 😊 2y
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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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A part of me will always be in Neverland 🗺

Happy birthday J.M. Barrie.

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We Are Water | Wally Lamb
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bookaholic1 Great book 2y
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Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
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#7favesin7days 1/7*

*post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, with the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going!

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Started this one today. And it has been a glorious hot weekend in the UK (for once), so this has been one hella good day! 📖 🌺 💦

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Every book should be read with the smell and sound of the beautiful ocean 🌊. I really enjoyed this one, an easy read with a good story (although I would say that I do feel the suburban America setting has been a tad overdone!). Definitely a solid summer read, but not one that you will remember forever and ever. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

kspenmoll Agreed! Wish I could be by the sea - where are you? 2y
ChloeTallis I was in Croatia but I am back home in Manchester now!! The sea is so good for a quiet mind - where are you based? 😊 @kspenmoll 2y
kspenmoll @ChloeTallis I live in Connecticut on the east coast of U.S. about an hour from the shore. My parents lived on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, two miles from the beach so Even though its about a 4 hr drive, I go when I can. 😃🌊 love the ocean after 5 pm, when its quiet. 2y
ChloeTallis Ohh amazing! Not so far then - some American states are so far away from the water! My parents also live on the coast in Wales. I love it, early on or late on. Beautiful. Have you read any Wally lamb books? They are set in Cape Cod (that's how I have heard of it!). 😊 @kspenmoll 2y
JillR I‘ve just finished this, thanks for the loan 😊 x 1y
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I absolutely loved this one - and it showed, I devoured it in less than a week whilst working a hectic week! Although the plot was nowhere near the best I have read, it really didn't matter and I just loved Eleanor and rooted for her so much! Surprisingly a laugh out loud book at times too. Read it, I dare you. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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So, last night I went to The Gatsby in Dubrovnik. Awesome. I will leave it there. ✌🏼

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Spending the day reading 📖 the best thing about holidays 🌝

JillR Oooooh another one on my list! 😉 2y
ChloeTallis I chose this one! Also coming your way!! Xx 2y
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Trying to decide my next read. All lends from my lovely friend @JillR ! What do you guys think?! (bearing in mind I am on holiday next week so want a more holiday feel!) #decisions

batsy I loved Hot Milk. 2y
JillR The Girls & Different Class. The other two were only just picks for me... 2y
ChloeTallis Hahaha don't say that @JillR I have just started the post-birthday world! Thanks tho hahahaha 2y
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ChloeTallis @batsy oooh, look forward to it! 2y
JillR How do you feel about snooker @ChloeTallis ? 😆 2y
ChloeTallis Hahaha I read 2 chapters and I was enjoying it but was so worried by your comment that I decided I would pick it back up post holiday! 😂😂 @JillR 2y
JillR Oh no sorry 🙈! What did you choose instead?! 😎 2y
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This is so me in work (minus the mean colleagues). Such a tea snob. In fact it links to my last book - as part of my mission to be more happy and positive I had a lunchtime trip to Whittards for a loose tea strainer and some posh tea for my desk! 🙊

rabbitprincess Yay Whittards! 2y
JillR Liking your style. Unfortunately I am like the colleagues, although I do grimace at the first sip every time... ☕️ 2y
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Excited for this one. Heard some great things ✌🏼

Peterfox123 Hope you like it! Was my favourite book of last year. 🤞👍 2y
ChloeTallis Ohh! I'm sure I will, everyone has recommended it! ☺️ @Peterfox123 2y
Reviewsbylola Beautiful mani!! 2y
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Em_loves LOVED this! 2y
JillR I so want to read this :) 2y
ChloeTallis @JillR i shall give it you at lunch! It's so good I know I will have finished ☺️ 2y
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How to Be Happy | Eva Woods
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I found this book irritating at first (I am a natural pessimist and found some of the cliché phrases on happiness tedious), HOWEVER that did not last. I raced through this book and found it both thought-provoking and profound and just what I needed.I am now embarking on my own little mission of happiness and I am committed to doing something every day to ground myself & achieve it - so, guys, any tips on little daily habits that make you happy?!

CouronneDhiver I like to take small moments aside to do things I enjoy (even on a really busy day) - make a cup of hot tea, sneak in five minutes of an audiobook, soak in the tub, take a walk around the block, etc. It‘s really in the little things. 2y
ChloeTallis Ohhh nice @CouronneDhiver ! Definitely about making little changes to brighten up the day. I like your choices :) x 2y
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I finished this one a few weeks ago and it was a frustrating read mainly because I couldn't find the balance with work to get stuck in. However, once I did I enjoyed it. I didn't warm to the characters and I found some of the writing OTT and not in a style I like, however it really picked up and I really enjoyed the second half when the perspective switched. I would give it 3/5 but would still recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

JillR I was really mixed about this one too - almost disliked the first half, enjoyed the second half more 2y
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How to Be Happy | Eva Woods
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Today is International Day of Happiness and what better book to be reading. I have been stuck in a major rut and feeling glum for a long time and this book is really breaking through! Sometimes you have to acknowledge you need a change of mindset and do things every day that make a small difference.

LizzieChantree Hopefully you will feel happier every day. Wishing you an amazing week. 🌸📚 2y
ChloeTallis Thank you @LizzieChantree ! I will get there ☺️💕 x 2y
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How to Be Happy | Eva Woods
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I love a Sunday. 💕

JillR Hey! Good to see you 😊 x 2y
ChloeTallis Jill! Hey. Trying to read more again now that I've finished the mad employment seat! ☺️ lunch soon I hope, and this book is coming your way 💕 @JillR xx 2y
Purrfectpages I really liked her other one, Something Like Happy. I never heard of this one before. Wonder if it‘s a sequel. 2y
ChloeTallis @Purrfectpages oohhh I haven't heard of that one! Interesting...☺️ will have to look it up! X 2y
ChloeTallis @Purrfectpages it's so confusing, they appear to be the same book!! 2y
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The Refugees | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Today I am in Oxford, England. 📖

rabbitprincess Jealous! Enjoy! Give my love to Blackwell's ♥️📚 2y
emilyhaldi Yum 🤤 2y
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I have been terrible at reading recently with work being so intense and I have decided enough is enough! I need to read for at least an hour a night. I'm calling this my end of January resolution. SO I am really making my room relaxation central, including this beautiful scent 👌🏼how do you guys switch off and relax?! Tips welcome!

JenlovesJT47 I use a similar sleep spray from Bath and Body Works - lavender and it smells delicious! It really is relaxing. 2y
bookaholic1 I grab a tea and read in bed, til my eyes get heavy. Hard to settle after hard work day but camomile tea really like and I agree with @JenlovesJT47 about the lavender 2y
JillR Yoga (get me! 🧘‍♀️), bath then This Works Deep Sleep Spray... (ha, it‘s like I‘m on commission for them 😉) 2y
Kelican17 Where is you find/what brand is your room spray? It looks like something i would like! 2y
ChloeTallis @Kelican17 it's a marks and spencer one :) (UK) x 2y
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Essays in Love | Alain de Botton
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Saturdays 😊

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Essays in Love | Alain de Botton
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Yep. same. 😂

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A Place Called Winter | Patrick Gale
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Starting this one today! Review for Never Let Me Go coming up when I have the energy!

JillR I loved this! 2y
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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Love a Sunday. ✌🏼 hope yours is equally chilled!

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Thank f*ck its Friday! It's cold and a little bit damp, but nothing is getting in the way of my good mood today. How are you all spending your weekend?! December already! 😮 where does the time go?

JillR Really interested to hear what you think about this one 2y
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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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That Sunday feeling 🍂

RachelO Your lampshade's amazing! 😍 2y
jfalkens Love your lamp shade 😍 2y
Jas16 Your lampshade is incredible!! 2y
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bedandabook What a wonderful lampshade! You‘re reading in a wood. 2y
blondie So pretty! 2y
vicgreentoriafield Love that lampshade!! 2y
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The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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This was one of those books that really hit the spot. It made me laugh out loud and then sob (in public!). Gotta be read! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Suet624 This is a very special book. 💕 2y
TrishB Great book 👍🏻 2y
AmyG Yep. 2y
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Maike Oh yes, it‘s so good ❤️ 2y
Reecaspieces Loved that book!! 2y
RebelReader Such a good story!❤️❤️ 2y
bookaholic1 I have it to read in the near future 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm "What a shitbucket" might just become my new insult of choice. Definitely bumping this book up on my TBR list! 2y
ChloeTallis Get on it @PerksOfBeingABookworm @bookaholic1 - you won't be disappointed! 🔛 2y
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The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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I'm not a big fan of Christmas. It's too commercial and overbearing. But I do like some select aspects of it, one being the Christmas drinks! First gingerbread latte of the year, curled up on the couch with my book. I choose what parts of Christmas I enjoy and make my own winter holiday. It's starting to feel a lot like [my low key] Christmas... ❄️☃️☕️

Notafraidofwords This time of year is my biggest struggle. A lot of people call me the grinch, but I️ just don‘t enjoy all the hoopla. 2y
SilversReviews Agreed. Not a fan. Enjoy your latte and your book. 2y
AlaMich I'm on the grinch train too. I'm Jewish, for one thing, and my wife's family, shall we say delicately, is not a Hallmark family. Edited to add that I also work in retail (clothing) so...'nuff said. (edited) 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto I love Christmas but most because I make it what I want it. I try really hard to enjoy my favorite parts as much as I please. Also a lover of Christmas drinks and Starbucks holiday cups. 2y
MamaGina I also work in retail, so the holidays are just something to be gotten through because of extra hours and crazy customers! I have to find quiet moments within the chaos-I do try to read a couple of Christmas themed books and do enjoy sharing holiday meals with my family. 2y
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The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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I'm back! And I like this quote.... 😘 🐝

Bambolina_81 I have this on my tbr 😊 2y
ChloeTallis Enjoying so far! 😊 @Bambolina_81 2y
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Been really struggling to read lately. My concentration isn't there - working too hard and lost my reading spark! So anyway I finally picked up a collection of Roald Dahl's short stories and they have filled the void and got me going again! I will be back to full length books in no time 👍🏼

Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
minkyb So glad! 2y
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Have I died and gone to heaven?!

Barter Books for the win 📚

RachelO Is that Alnwick? 😍 2y
BookishBlonde12 Oh wow! 😍 2y
Nat_Reads Where is this beautiful place?! 2y
ChloeTallis It's in Alnwick in Northumberland (UK) @Nat_Reads - got it in one @RachelO 😊👏🏻 2y
RachelO @ChloeTallis It's kind of unforgettable 😊Have fun! 2y
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So I'm working around the clock and I'm tired and a little grumpy. I have also had no time to read - 50 pages in around 9 days. Massive boo. But managed to grab 20 minutes of reading with lunch 👏🏻

Notafraidofwords I get grumpy when I can't read 2y
rabbitprincess There should be a word for the grumpiness that comes with not having had time to read. Like being hangry but with books 😁 2y
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Onto the next! I am reading so slow at the moment - my brain is elsewhere and can't get my chill on! Hoping this will pick me back up! What do you guys do when you just can't relax?!? 🤷🏻‍♀️ (wild Saturday night...)

MicheleinPhilly I watch Gilmore Girls. Helps me relax, makes me smile, and puts me in a bookish mood. 2y
AmyG Gilmore Girls is my comfort show. 2y
valeriegeary A walk. Or a cup of chamomile and television. Gray's Anatomy is my comfort show though it's not very comforting. 😄 But it is a good distraction. 2y
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Lcsmcat Re-read an old favorite or take a walk. 2y
minkyb Watch sports! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lovely pic ❤️ 2y
HippieChickHomeschool Beautiful photo ❤️ 2y
ChloeTallis Thanks for the suggestions guys - television (and Gilmore Girls!/football) is usually my go to as well! But then often I get carried away haha. Will carry on what I'm doing and hopefully will find my chill again 😂. Off for a nice walk now! @MicheleinPhilly @AmyG @valeriegeary @Lcsmcat @minkyb 💕 2y
JillR I think you'll like this; you know I love Kate Atkinson 😍 2y
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I think I know where I get it from! My dad's "library in the making" ??☝??

JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️ 2y
OrangeMooseReads 😍🤤 2y
Sace 😍❤️😍❤️ 2y
JillR No wonder you managed to sneak away with a stack! 2y
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Brought a nice stack of reads home from the parents' house ✌🏼📚 #tbr

JillR I have never heard of any of them 😳! So love a new stack... 2y
ChloeTallis Haha I hadn't heard of a few! But they sounded good and if so, will be coming your way ✌🏼 @JillR 2y
lynneamch Shadow is SO good. This one an all-time favorite Enjoy! 2y
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ChloeTallis Ohhhh yay I love some positive feedback before I start! Thanks @lynneamch 😊 2y
Cathythoughts The secret life of bees, on my TBR all summer !! Must get there. Loved Shadow of the wind & what a title 💫 (edited) 2y
JillR Haha thanks @chloetallis! I'm enjoying Alias Grace 👍 2y
Cinfhen Yes!!! Excellent haul 💕 2y
Yvonnel Nice selection! I so enjoyed The Shadow of the Wind. I have not read the third book so I might just have to read them all again. 😀 2y
Louise Oh, there are some powerful books in that pile! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
AmyG I wsh I could read Owen Meany for the first time. 2y
minkyb Nice! 2y
ChloeTallis All these comments have made me really excited to read these now! Whoop! Love a successful haul 😊✌🏼 @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @Yvonnel @Louise @AmyG @minkyb 😘 2y
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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I had the best reading buddy today 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Sace What a sweetie! 2y
ChloeTallis He is 💕 although he did claw me recently because I woke him up! 😂 @RestlessFickleBookSlut 2y
Sace @ChloeTallis I'm sure I'm not much better when I get woken up. 😊 2y
ChloeTallis Haha ditto! @RestlessFickleBookSlut 👌🏼 2y
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Thanks @JillR and @Simona for the tags! Here are my #fivestarpredictions from my #tbr list. Would love to see all of yours! 💕.

Lacythebookworm I love Ferrante! 😍 2y
EvieBee Kate Atkinson! Yes! 2y
JillR Nice list @chloetallis 👍. I like Kate Atkinson almost as much as Maggie O'Farrell... 2y
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ChloeTallis I decided I need more Kate Atkinson in my life @EvieBee @JillR - only read one! Glad you ladies approve 😉😂. 2y
ChloeTallis Excited to try Ferrante - they were a gift from @JillR - Have you read all of them? @Lacythebookworm 💕 2y
JillR I always approve @chloetallis! 2y
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Touch | Claire North
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Good morning Littens! 💕 I'm starting mine with a latte, homemade banana bread and of course some reading. How are you all?!...✌🏼

Centique I'm good - but I'm heading towards a cosy bed with a book soon! It's nighttime here 😴 Enjoy your morning on the other side ✌️ 2y
rabbitprincess Mmmmmm homemade banana bread! 2y
ChloeTallis Haha i love how strange that is! Enjoy your cosy nighttime read 💕 @Centique 2y
ChloeTallis It's abit of an indulgence...but who cares! @rabbitprincess 😊 2y
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