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Cupcake12

Cupcake12

Joined December 2019

YA fiction, history, chick lit, I‘ll give anything a read 📖 🇬🇧
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#Litsylove mail all the way from Australia 🇦🇺
Thank you ❤️ @LapReader
Mine will be on the way to you soon

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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94
✔️Best thing to happen this week is my eldest daughter passed all her exams and my youngest daughter has been invited to sing with the Kings Choir
✔️Weekend...it‘s my daughters 10th birthday. We‘re off to a zip wire/trampoline park. I‘m just watching!!
✔️I‘m reading the tagged book which has taken a while to get into but now I‘m addicted 📚
✔️Anyone who hasn‘t already done so...littens get busy 😀

MoonWitch94 Oh congratulations on your children‘s achievements! Spectacular🤩 Thanks for playing! 1d
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After historical romance I thought I‘d read some young adult fiction...my favourite ❤️ I‘ve never read anything by this author before but loved the front cover design and red pages! So my afternoon off work and a cuppa is calling ☕️ 🍪

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More #Litsylove mail today. My cocker spaniel didn‘t even move when the postman arrived! Too comfortable on the sofa 😂
Thank you @jenniferw88 I love the card ❤️

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#NewYearNewYou Day 15 #adventure
@Eggs
Some of my favourites❤️

Eggs This so lovely and unique 📚💗👏🏻 2d
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Thank you for my lovely card and letter ❤️ @robinb
It‘s my day off tomorrow so will be sending one out to you too #litsylove 🌎📚❤️

robinb Yay!!! It made it across the pond! 😊 I‘ll look forward to hearing from you, Kerry. 😊💕 3d
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Indiscretion: A Novel | Jude Morgan
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I‘ve had the morning at home and managed to finish my first #NewYearWhoDis challenge! 🌟 Thank you to @TheAromaofBooks for the recommendation- it isn‘t a book I would normally read but I pleasantly enjoyed it; with it‘s regency charm, likeable heroine and an abundance of secondary characters. Thank you for the pairing ❤️ @monalyisha
What to read next......

TheAromaofBooks Glad you liked it!! ❤ 4d
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Indiscretion: A Novel | Jude Morgan
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“We always think we know what we want: when in truth there is nothing we are less likely to know”

These words really resonate with me at the moment. Only the last 100 pages to go in this regal, decadent novel as part of my first #NewYearWhoDis

TheAromaofBooks I'm glad you're enjoying it. Hoping to read Cogheart this week!! 4d
Cupcake12 @TheAromaofBooks My daughter and I both loved Cogheart. Hope you like it! 4d
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Thank you for the tag @Crazeedi ❤️
#friyayintro
1. I loved reading Nancy Drew and The Worst
Witch..both my daughters love reading them now
2. Margaret Thatcher being voted back into
Parliament-longest reigning female prime minister
3. Sofa, cuddles, furry blanket, reading and a hot
honey...not forgetting my dog who wouldn‘t leave
my side
4. I‘m not sure who‘s new but a big warm hello to you
all ❤️

Crazeedi I ❤❤❤ your answers!! 6d
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I saw this on the internet in the UK and think my children would love this starring our own crazy cocker spaniel - Belle❤️🐶
A bit like Where‘s Wally?
#NewYearNewYou #Bookswithpets

TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh, that is such a fun idea! 1w
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@NeedsMoreBooks -thank you for the tag ❤️ #ThoughtfulThursday

✔️I don‘t really make resolutions but have promised
to myself to make more time for me and that
includes reading and as a #litsy newbie taking part
in some challenges
✔️I‘m currently reading Indiscretion by Jude Morgan
as recommended by @TheAromaofBooks as part
of #NewYearWhoDis

@Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen @Stacypatrice

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️ 1w
Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 1w
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag 😘 1w
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My second #litsylove mail... it really brightened up my day 😘❤️ Thank you x

UwannaPublishme Yay! 🥰💌👍🏻 1w
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Very excited...just got home from work and saw this on the floor...my very first #litsylove mail ❤️ It‘s so pretty and brought a smile to my face. Can‘t wait time open it!
#litsylove

Stacypatrice Yay!!! 💛💌🙃 1w
UwannaPublishme Woo hoo! 💌✍🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1w
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Very excited..just sent my first #LitsyLove mail ❤️ ✈️

TheAromaofBooks Woot woot! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! 📬💌📝 2w
UwannaPublishme 💌💌🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉 2w
Crazeedi Welcome to litsylove!! 1w
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I actually found time to read one of the Christmas food magazines I brought before Christmas!! ....so many gorgeous foods and healthy tips. Oh well....I can use the recipes for Xmas 2020....nothing like early preparation!

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Indiscretion: A Novel | Jude Morgan
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Started my Book.1 for #NewYearWhoDis book as recommended by @TheAromaofBooks I‘m already in love with the elegant writing style and feel the relationship between the two leading ladies will be quite entertaining
@monalyisha

TheAromaofBooks I hope you enjoy it!! I just find this whole book to be so funny... but I kind of have a weird sense of humor. 😆 2w
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Indiscretion: A Novel | Jude Morgan
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Well..this is my first #NewYearNewYou post. These are my TBR pile although I‘m a quarter of a way into my tagged book as recommended by @TheAromaofBooks which I‘m getting into and really enjoying. My children are back at school Monday so hoping to make a start on reading a bit more and finally eating my Xmas treats all to myself!
#NewYearNewYou
#JanuaryTBR
@Eggs

Eggs How fun! 2w
TheAromaofBooks I hope you enjoy it!! Also, looking at your list of books you gave me made me wonder if you've read The Mysterious Benedict Society series? 2w
Cupcake12 I‘ve never heard of the Mysterious Benedict Society series? @TheAromaofBooks 2w
TheAromaofBooks Based on the list from you, I think you would really enjoy them!! They are middle grade reads, but such good stories that I can hardly put them down whenever I read them. In the first book, four children have to infiltrate a private school/orphanage. They are just fun books, just thoughtful enough to keep them interesting. Here's the first one - 2w
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Happy New Year All 🎉🥳
1. Cleaning,tidying up, cooking, take the dog for a
walk and then FINALLY some reading
2. Jemima vs. The Universe..loved it
3. @Chrissyreadit @monalyisha @Eggs

Eggs Busy day! Thanks for joining in ❣️ 2w
kspenmoll Welcome to Litsy!!!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Kerry, can you send me a test email? The emails are bouncing back 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
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Thank you for all welcoming me ❤️
Happy New Year everyone 🎉
I‘m excited for the year ahead with Litsy 🖊 📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Indiscretion: A Novel | Jude Morgan
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@TheAromaofBooks @monalyisha
Finally got my hands on my first #NewYearWhoDis book. So excited to take part ...it looks very grown up 😂 Do I just write a review when I‘ve finished? I‘m learning very quickly how to do things on Litsy xx

monalyisha Yes! Just write a review & tag your match (& me). You can also post quotes or thoughts (blurbs) from/about it as you go. There‘s the little spoiler button (skull & crossbones), which you can use if there are any top-secret plot points you want to conceal. 😉 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay! I hope you enjoy it. This one is a pretty lighthearted read. 😊 I like happy books!! 3w
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My children know me so well...two new young adult fiction books. Think the infusions will send me to sleep, not help me stay up and read 😂

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As I‘ve only just joined Litsy I love how friendly everyone seems and can‘t wait to be part of the Litsy family next year! Enjoy your day wherever you are ❤️

MidnightBookGirl Merry Christmas! 3w
TheSpineView Merry Christmas! 🎄 3w
MoonWitch94 Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 3w
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Lynnsoprano Merry Christmas, happy Boxing Day, and welcome to our Litsy family! 3w
Cupcake12 Thank you everyone x 3w
Nute Merry Christmas, Kerry! 3w
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As I‘m new to Litsy, I‘m looking forward to taking part in #NewYearWhoDis @monalyisha has paired me up with @TheAromaofBooks and I‘ve been sent my book list 😮 I‘ve spent the past hour reading blurbs and just can‘t decide. 📖🎄

monalyisha I don‘t blame you! So many of them look so good! I can only personally vouch for The Night Circus (which is magical). ❤️🎪🖤 4w
TheAromaofBooks In fairness, I listed a wide variety of titles, so they are kind of all over the place!! The Goose Girl is a great fairy tale retelling, and there are three more books set in the same world, so if you enjoy it there are more goodies to follow!! Damsel in Distress is classic Wodehouse, but if you haven't ever read anything by him, you can pick up almost any of his books - Code of the Woosters and Joy in the Morning are probably his two most ⬇ 4w
TheAromaofBooks famous. Eagle & Crane is historical fiction, which isn't always my favorite, but I could barely put this one down!! The pacing is fantastic and the setting extremely well drawn. Indiscretion is Regency romance with a huge dollop of humor. A Duty to the Dead - another first in a series, this one historical mystery as the main character is a WWI nurse. Swallows & Amazons and My Side of the Mountain are both older children's books. ⬇ 4w
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TheAromaofBooks S&A is one of those delightful tales were not much happens, but they are just so happy and fun that they completely suck you in. My Side of the Mountain is a childhood favorite of mine that I reread this year - if you have ever dreamed of running away and living in the wilderness, it's a must-read!! The Night Circus - one of those rare, magical books that is about as close to perfect as one can hope to find! ⬇ 4w
TheAromaofBooks All that to say, in my humble opinion, you can't go wrong no matter which one you choose! 😁 4w
Cupcake12 I think I‘m leaning towards Indiscretion, Night Circus and Eagle and Crane. Love reading blurbs and looking at the book cover designs for inspiration 📚 4w
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1. Online Marketing Manager and Primary Teacher
2. Crazy cocker spaniel called Belle
3. Has to be Young Adult...I never grew up 😂
4. So many but probably Kieran Millwood Hargrave and Katherine Rundell
5. A handmade bookmark from my daughter❤️
6. I don‘t...I just about manage to put everything on the kitchen planner
7. Tea...oh so much tea
8. I use Good Reads and now Litsy
9. Purple
#Litsylove
#Gettingtoknowyou2020

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Jasmine Skies | Sita Brahmachari
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Such a change from what I normally read and I enjoyed it immensely. As a reader you go on a physical and emotional journey with Mira and her problems are relatable to young adult readers everywhere. The writing allows you to picture the beautiful images the author describes.

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Still Me | Jojo Moyes
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I was really looking forward to this as I loved the first book. Honestly, it took me a while to finish I kept picking it up and putting it down and felt that the storyline was quiet weak and the characters weren‘t likeable. Quietly disappointed.

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A Seaside Affair | Fern Britton
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I read this over the summer whilst at our beach house in Cornwall. A gentle, summer read which was perfect for reading in the summer with a drink 🍹

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An afternoon full of chocolate and Xmas trees, followed by an evening of chocolate and reading
❤️📖🎄

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Two new reads picked up at the library yesterday. I‘ve not read anything by these two authors but loved the front covers. Enjoying a wide range of young adult fiction so thought I‘d continue with this genre 📚

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Chocolate Lovers' Christmas | Carole Matthews
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Well I‘ve finally succumbed to a festive read...picked it up at the library today...here goes...do you think I need to eat chocolate whilst reading ?? 🍫 🎄

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I was looking forward to reading this as so many people had recommended it. I wasn‘t disappointed! A delicate, first person narrative going back in time and moving forward trying to figure out and understand what happened. The author has sensitively wrote using a young persons perspective to approach the subject of abuse and its effect on one persons life....a book that should be read by every young adult-both male and female. A great read 👍🏻

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Canal Boat Cafe | Cressida McLaughlin
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I‘ve never been on a canal boat and after reading this...I really want to go on one. This was a perfect, charming cosy read which goes hand in hand with a hot chocolate on a winter evening. Loved it!

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Loved this book, devoured it in 3 days. Picturesque Italy with lovable, charming characters. Couldn‘t put it down. I even lent it to my Nan who loved it too

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I‘ve never read anything for this author before...so charming, full of easy going characters and a joy to read especially last thing at night. This is my first and definitely not my last.

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Cook. Eat. Love. | Fearne Cotton
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Treated myself to this today as I‘ve told myself I need to get in the kitchen more in 2020 (NY Resolution!). The pictures looked scrumptious and it definitely contains recipes that I‘ll try at least once!

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The Explorer | Katherine Rundell
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A delicious and satisfying young adult read that was recommended by my teenage daughter. Set in the Amazon- a tale of friendship and survival...a modern day version of Lord of the Flies. Easy to read and hard to put down.

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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I absolutely love this book! I wouldn‘t have chosen this to read myself but read the blurb in the bookshop and was hooked. Was drawn in by Haig‘s great words and could visualise what was happening. I loved all the historical points of reference and would so love for there to be a sequel!

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Cogheart | Peter Bunzl
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I don‘t normally like this type of of book but the cover design jumped out at me. I wasn‘t disappointed as I began to read about a beautifully drawn world that had a great plot and lovable characters. On to the next one in the series now.

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I‘m a newbie on Litsy so learning the ropes. Any hints or tips would be appreciated! I‘m sure I‘ll get the hang of it soon. The quote above is literally what I said to myself last night at 11pm....can‘t wait to read more of “The Places I‘ve Cried in Public” tonight ❤️

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The Twilight Saga | Stephenie Meyer
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Think it‘s about time I dusted all these off and re-read all of these again! This time my daughter wants to join me! #teamjacob

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The Storm Keepers Island | Catherine Doyle
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I loved the front cover...that‘s what drew me in. This story really was magical in a fun way had a blazing my dark side too. This is the first book I‘ve read by this author, I‘ve already got the second one. I need more time to read! 🕰

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Heard so much about this book...finally got a copy and starting it tonight ☕️

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I‘m a big fan of Harry Potter and read this on the recommendation of my 12 year old daughter and I wasn‘t disappointed. Easy to read, you can picture the magical book wandering taking place...only wish I had this skill. If I could change one thing it would‘ve to make the book wandering take place in more modern stories.Can‘t wait to read the next one in the series.

hannah-leeloo I loved this and can't wait to ready the sequel ❤️📚 so fun 1mo
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I love YA fiction and was lucky enough to get a signed bookmark too! This story should be read in high schools across the country by both girls and boys. It really hits a nerve (in a gentle and sensitive way) about being different and that we should embrace this...no matter what we look like. We should be proud of who we are! A great read and well written.