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Itchyfeetreader

Joined January 2017

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All My Sons | Arthur Miller
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So this week in #bfc @wanderinglynn I managed to hit my books, swimming and home lunch target but a day working at home but me under my steps at only 64k ! bUT came out stronger with a lovely walk through central London‘s last night after seeing the fabulous All My Sons at the Old Vic

Moray_Reads I'll always be completely in love with St Paul's 2d
Itchyfeetreader @Moray_Reads it was absolutely spectacular last night. 2d
DivineDiana Beautiful photographs! 👏🏻🚶‍♀️👍🏻 2d
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Chrissyreadit Wow! Your photos are beautiful. 2d
BookwormAHN Fantastic photos 😺 2d
wanderinglynn Wow! Fantastic photos! And a great week 2! Way to go! 🙌🏻 2d
CarolynM 😍Gorgeous! And a great play, too. 2d
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I really enjoyed this one. It‘s creepy and twisty enough for anyone who loves mysteries but also kind of heart breaking. I enjoyed the police officer narrating this sorry and the moral ambiguity was great. Off to find number 5!

Cathythoughts Great review! I must get back to her , I‘ve read the first 3 , I think. ♥️👍🏻 5d
vivastory This is one of my favorites by her 5d
RachelO You‘ve convinced me I‘ll have to try her one of these days... 5d
Itchyfeetreader @cathyreviews thank you! It‘s taken me a while to get into her style but I am enjoying this series ! @vivastory agreed favourite so far. 5d
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My consumption of the Dublin murder squad continues. Don‘t judge me for the wine it‘s been that sort of a Monday! (And for #BFC I did my swim this morning and took packed lunch to work so not a total wipeout!)

LapReader There was no way I was having an alcohol free day on my Monday evening either. #BFC or not. 7d
CouronneDhiver ⬆️ I concur. Lol 7d
BookwormAHN As do I ⬆️ 7d
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Julsmarshall Wine is in my near future! And I love this series! 7d
Itchyfeetreader @LapReader @CouronneDhiver @bookwormAHN @Julsmarshall thanks all - had a rather lovely night even if I read too long ! Hope you enjoyed your drink and book this odd Monday evening! (edited) 7d
Bookwormjillk Wine is healthy isn‘t it?? 7d
dariazeoli Red wine is good for the heart... let‘s all agree it counts towards your fitness goals 😁 6d
Caterina Looks like a great evening. ❤ You got a swim in, you're good! 👍 6d
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Untitled | Anonymous
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So I do not quite hit my goals although there were some special@circumstances! BUT I do think being in this challenge had me thinking more about walking and exercise wh in is partially the aim! @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn You had a great first week! 🙌🏻 I didn‘t meet all my goals either, but that‘s okay. More to aim for this week. 👍🏻 1w
Itchyfeetreader @wanderinglynn thanks I think the thing I am grateful for is this for me out and walking whilst away with work vs sitting in a hotel room . So I also got to see more of the city! Win win! Thanks again for arranging 1w
LapReader You are so right. Fitness is more of a focus in my life because of this challenge too. Enjoy this week to come. 1w
BookwormAHN Nice first week, especially since you were out of town 👏🏻 1w
TheSpineView Great start! Keep up the good work! 1w
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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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Okay so the premise of this novel is absolute nonsense AND YET i enjoyed it immeasurably! I Am going to binge this series I think! In other news thanks to an early night and bath I have hit my one book for the week target and thanks to a long walk to the office here in Madrid and back I have also hit my #bfc step for the day!

LiteraryinLititz I have only read a few of Tana French and not all in order, but I remember The Likeness as eerie in a good way! 2w
Bookwormjillk I‘ve never read Tana French. Great job on the walk! 2w
RaimeyGallant There's a series based on her books coming out. :) 2w
Caterina Good job finishing a book and meeting your step goal! 👍 2w
Kaye ✨🌟✨ 2w
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El Retiro | Mark Edwards
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In Madrid for a few days with work so got a lovely walk through the park with a stop off at the rose garden with my book! Smashed my daily goal for #BFC feeling pretty proud of myself!

cobwebmoth Nice! 2w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2w
mabell It is a beautiful park! It‘s been over 15 years since I‘ve been there - time to return! 😍 2w
UwannaPublishme Beautiful photos! 😍 2w
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In the Woods | Tana French
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I think I enjoyed this. An unusually reflective, verbose and I think decidedly unreliable police officer as the narrator had me hooked once I pushed through the style as did the mystery within a mystery. I guess I am just left a bit unsatisfied with closure. For those of you who have was the series will I ever get that closure and if so how many do I need to read please?

jenniferw88 I don't know which book it is, but you don't have to read in order as each book has a different lead. 2w
mcipher No closure that I‘ve discovered so far - they don‘t really build on each other that much. But I thought about this one for a long time after I finished it! 2w
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I loved this book. A part of parallel story lines has a now 85 year old US based art professor reflecting on her experiences in Warsaw during the war as her grandson is targeted as part of an attempt to legislate gay teachers out of jobs. The story is a strong warning from history and a powerful immigrant story. This I think will be a rare 5 out of 5 for me.

TrishB This looks great - stacked👍🏻 3w
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I had been debating joining in the fitness challenge and have decided that it‘s exactly what I need to follow on from a holiday reset, try and both stop working ALL the time and inspire me to get moving after 9 days all inclusive!! @wanderinglynn thanks so much for organising - this seems to have turned into a bit of a hit!

wanderinglynn Yay 🙌🏻 great goals! 3w
squirrelbrain Great goals! I like the home-prepped lunches one - it‘s so easy not to bother...! 🥪 3w
Itchyfeetreader @squirrelbrain it‘s one of those things that is first to go when I am busy and bad things always result! So fingers crossed! 3w
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This is undoubtedly an important book - the author brings decades of clinical and social research into conscious and unconcious racial bias with a specific focus on criminal justice and education. She writes well and carefully explains a huge number of studies into the topic as well as explaining their significance. She does so without judgement whilst explaining some of the clinical as well as social with I found fascinating. ⬇️⬇️

Itchyfeetreader My only criticism is that at times it felt a little disjointed, however I learned a great deal and the chapters especially on education will stay with me especially when paired with some of my take always about data gaps from invisible women which I finished earlier in the week. 3w
laurenslibrary I've been into all of these kind of books lately! Thanks for turning me on to a new one! 3w
Itchyfeetreader @LaurensLibrary more than welcome - it‘s definitely worth reading. The author is hugely experienced and paints a really clear picture. We have been talking a lot about unconscious bias at work so her thoughts on training programmes on this topic were also incredibly timely for me 3w
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Old Baggage | Lissa Evans
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So to be clear nothing really happens in this book however for me it‘s a pick. The language is reminiscent of my much loved girls school stories and the characters are a delight. There is an underlying message here about social change not being ‘done‘ after one big win ether for society or the people who enable the change. I will be seeking out more of Lisa Evans books.

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Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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Disappointing - the historical element is good as is the telling of a more diverse sense of early Stewart history BUT the magical elements were confused and not fleshed out. I am also confused about the reinterpretation of the religious issues of the day which were decidedly lacking in subtlety. However claiming as over 300 page and a blue cover for #maymadness and #mayscavengerhunt @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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fascinating and infuriating! Perez takes you through a relentless summary of the ways in which the world treats male as the standard & female (if considered) an aberration. From office temps, city planning, politics and car safety through to a genuinely heartbreaking chapter on the medical industry this book warns us of the risks when women are excluded from data and how that risk accelerates as we become more automated. go read this now! ⬇️⬇️

Itchyfeetreader I am stretching a little here but this book includes details about how crash test dummies don‘t have to be female and often when companies say they test on female they mean a smaller male model. Ie it does not consider a woman‘s different physiology. As such cars sold as super safe may not actually be for a woman in the driver seat. So #maymoviemagic #behindthewheel @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant 4w
TimSpalding Does it go into machine-learning issues, or is it mostly other statistical problems? 4w
Itchyfeetreader @TimSpalding neither really it really focuses more on the myriad of places where bias exists and she touches on the risks inherent in coding those into the system — eg where an all women‘s university receives negative scoring in automated CV review. It‘s really a focus on the need for disaggregated gender data across all facets of life (did you know most medical testing on mice only uses male mice for example) 4w
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TimSpalding @Itchyfeetreader Sounds like an interesting, worthy topic. There's a lot of buzz going on now about bias in machine learning—sex, but also race, class, etc. The trick is that you can in theory find, disentangle, invalidate or redo the sorts of data you're talking about. But ML systems are black boxes. Once you give them data, you don't know how they're working. So it's easy to bake biased data in, and not be aware of it or see what it's doing! 4w
gradcat I am so disgusted, and full-up-to-my-eyebrows with this subject...and it seems like there will be no progress on these issues until people wake the f$&# up. I‘m reading the tagged book (granted, this is a teen-aged subset), and some of these surveys show that people think women have MORE rights than men, and are thus privileged. What kind of crazy backwards world are we living in? I know med school studies are notorious for this kind of bias. 🤯 4w
Itchyfeetreader @gradcat what I think this author does really well is not get into the social elements of it. She does not presume to root cause but rather just keeps hammering home all the actual data driven examples, many of which sadly are about women being put in actual danger. There were so many examples in this book that felt solvable with only a little consideration or thought and I hope books like this help start move the dial. 4w
rohit-sawant This reminds me of an interview I heard on The Filmstruck Podcast a while back where Kirby Dick talked about his documentary The Bleeding Edge and, among other things, mentioned similar problems about most test subjects for medical devices being male. Adding this to my TBR. 4w
gradcat @Itchyfeetreader Sorry I jumped on my soapbox, but you‘re so right when you speak of some of the “solveabilty” of these issues. But meanwhile, it seems like very basic problems are just ignored or glossed by most of the population. I‘m glad you posted this book...we need more books like this one! 4w
Cinfhen Wow! So fascinating 4w
Itchyfeetreader @gradcat not at all! This book has me building a permanent soapbox! My husband just starting reading it and it‘s fascinating watch him be confronted with it. 4w
TrishB It‘s on my pile ready!! May be very soon now. 3w
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Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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Pleased to be able to race through the last two in this series whilst away. Elegantly plotted with plenty of inter connecting characters and storylines this kept my attention right to the bitter end. Also works for a number of the #maymadness #mayacavengerhunt prompts !

Clwojick ♥️ 4w
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Thanks for the tag @jenniferw88 hope you are well #wonderouswednesday 1. Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy 2. little Women (once a year without fail) 3. Badly! LibraryThing is most complete long term view but good reads in the last couple of months. I then sporadically update! 4. Playing around with the Hipstamatic app last night! 5 jump on in anyone who would like !!

Eggs Gorgeous photo 🤗 4w
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Broken Promise: A Thriller | Linwood Barclay
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This was a #blameitonlitsy although really it should be #thankslitsy And more specifically thanksyou @Andrew65 totally forgotten how much I used to enjoy Linwood Barclay novels and this is a cracker. Great small town politics, a horrific crime and enough unsavoury folks to have you casting around for the guilty party. Off to pick up part two because what is a holiday for if not binge reading!

Andrew65 Great to hear you enjoyed it. 😊👍 Book 2 and 3 in the trilogy only get better. I strongly recommend not leaving much of a gap between the books as there are ongoing threads and characters across all three books. Enjoy. (edited) 4w
Andrew65 Enjoy your holiday and I agree, just had two weeks holiday and it turned into a read fest! 4w
Itchyfeetreader @andrew65 thanks I have making good inroads on book 2. When we travel we mostly tour but this time we are sitting doing nothing in a resort and it‘s giving me excellent reading time here in the shade ! 4w
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I downloaded this months ago on a whim, then last weekend took the in-laws to see Come from Away & realised it was the same true story. This was a quick non fiction read full of heart - the author does a great job of painting the kindness of the townsfolk, the pain of those days & brining some of the stories of the nearly 7000 passengers diverted to Gander to vivid life. Post theatre we were entertained to hear my husband had been!! His 📸

Ncostell I‘m going to see Come From Away this weekend having read the book already. Can‘t wait! 4w
Itchyfeetreader @ncostell Enjoy - I liked it more than I thought I would. It‘s quietly charming and some of the songs totally stick! (edited) 4w
Melissa_J I loved this book and the play! 4w
Nebklvr What great folks! 4w
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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I enjoyed but didn‘t love this. Comparisons with Elinor Oliohant are to be expected and I found Susan somewhat less charming overall. Yes she is socially withdrawn & isolated but this is a carefully cultivated choice. She shows a distinct lack of empathy and whilst I was pleased to see her female friendship develop she is still decidedly judgey. Pleased for her but not necessarily routing for her by the end. #anglophileapril #ownerofalonelyheart

Itchyfeetreader Cactus because I am not sure how many photo of my kindle I can post. Cactus taken in Joshua tree a few years ago. Side note cactus metaphor in the book was about as subtle as a hammer to crack a nut 1mo
Mdargusch I loved Elinor and she of course came to mind for this prompt. This book sounds a little darker. 4w
Itchyfeetreader @Mdargusch I may have not sold it well! I would say Susan felt more deliberate than Elinor 4w
Reviewsbylola The Elinor slant has me very interested in this. 4w
emilyhaldi I agree Susan isn't nearly as charming as Eleanor but I still loved this one ❤️ 4w
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This was not quite what I expected. The thriller elements were interesting and twisty although I did get most of them. The main character was an extreme example of self distraction to the point that is was hard to empathise. It also finished abruptly and was a little too nicely tied up for me. A quick holiday read

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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greetings from Miami where I am on a layover on my way to a much needed holiday! Just watched the film on a plane and am reminded anew about what a powerful, nuanced and multi dimensional story this is. As ever the book, with richer back stories and a more complex narrative wins but I was pleasantly surprised by how well the story had been translated and was blown away by the acting in this one. Enough to insist my husband watched it too!

CarolynM Safe travels. Enjoy your holiday. 1mo
Kaylamburson I just watched this on a plane, too, and was trying hard not to let my neighbors get soaked in tears. I personally think the movie illustrated the message much stronger than the book did. 1mo
Itchyfeetreader @Kaylamburson as I explained the bits missing to my husband he said the same thing!! 1mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Almost no time to read this week means this has taken me longer than I would have liked. Wonderful storytelling with just the right mix fo characterisation, mystery, history and with a sniff of magic /other that has me hooked to the very end.

mom2bugnbee I love Setterfield! Can't wait for this one. 1mo
xxjenadanxx This is such a pretty cover! 1mo
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Not my favourite of Moriaty‘s but good for #anglophileapril #everybreatheyoutake

Mdargusch I have not read this yet! I love her writing! 💗 1mo
darklydreaming I love her writing too! Some of her books are better than others. Haven‘t read this one yet though! 1mo
Cinfhen Haven‘t read this book. I do think her earlier books are better than her last 2 😖 1mo
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t read this one. Her books are good but not great for me. 1mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Dear litsy I have a confession... I am horribly hungover! Plans for the day have been dismissed and I won‘t be moving very far from here (I may also embrace the restorative power of an afternoon nap)

TrishB We‘ll speak quietly. ❤️ 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Oh no! Take care of yourself today. 😋 1mo
Bklover ❤️❤️❤️🤫 1mo
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CouronneDhiver 😂 I‘m sure most of us have been there before... rest up. 1mo
Cinfhen Hope last night was memorable 😉 1mo
cathysaid 😂😂😂 Once I passed 40, my ability to “hang” seems to be decreasing. 1mo
squirrelbrain @trishb 🤣🤣 (Good book though...) 1mo
TheLibrarian As long as you had fun!! But hangovers are terrible and hopefully you‘ll start feeling better soon. 1mo
BookwormM I have just woken from my afternoon nap 🤣🤣🤣no hangover just living the spoonie life 1mo
Itchyfeetreader @trish it‘s appreciated !! @cinfhen embarrassingly a quiet night in with an old friend !! @cathysaid I turn 39 this year and think I might be there already!! 1mo
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Not my usual kind of a book but I really enjoyed this rich YA fantasy book. The relationship between the 2 main protagonists is incredibly toxic to the extent that I would probably have put the book down if a contemporary novel. However in this world with their deep backstories I was able to read through. A story about power, trust and relationships when the people who should love and care for you are manipulating and power hungry.

Slajaunie This was a good story. Did you read the gist book? 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @Slajaunie yes I did I preferred this one I think. I liked the world building much more 2mo
Velvetfur Wow, that's a fantastic cover! 2mo
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This is a unique way of telling an autobiography. Each (non chronological) chapter reflects on a near death experience of the author and are beautifully written. I was incredibly moved by the story of two of her children and her fertility issues as well as a childhood case of encephalitis in particular. This really moved me and at times resonates strongly

charl08 Great book! 2mo
Reagan-reads I loooved this book. 2mo
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Heart Sick | Chelsea Cain
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I really liked this series featuring that rarity of things - a female serial killer. “She'll take your heart but you won't feel it” #easylover #anglophileapril @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

Cinfhen Ha!!! I went with a female serial killer , too!!!! #GreatMindsThinkAlike 👯‍♀️ 2mo
Cinfhen This book sounds good!!! 2mo
Cinfhen @TrishB another series!!!! But this one sounds really twisted....have you read it??? 2mo
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Itchyfeetreader @Cinfhen I binged the series on kindle a few years ago on holiday but remember enjoying ! 2mo
Mdargusch My kind of book! Stacking. 2mo
emilyhaldi I don't know if I can read books about kidnapping & torture and this one 😖 2mo
TrishB @Cinfhen stacked 👍🏻😁 2mo
Reviewsbylola Oooooh sounds good! 2mo
gradcat Oh yes, I remember this one very well. My nephew & I were reading it at the same time (that rarely ever happened), and we both loved it (wonder of wonders?)! By the way, I seem to remember reading something about a tv series featuring her books? (edited) 2mo
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Blood Oath | Linda Fairstein
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What felt a bit like a return to form on this, Cooper‘s 20th outing. Less@personal nonsense and a good solid case or two rooted firmly in #metoo territory. I respect Fairsteins‘s background in working with victims of violent crime and sexual assault and I think she always covers the crimes with compassion vs titilation. This lived up to that!

MicheleinPhilly There are 20 books in this series?? 😮 2mo
Itchyfeetreader Yup they have a slightly weird chronology now but if you skip past that then all good! @MicheleinPhilly (edited) 2mo
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I am still reading this one - it‘s ages since I have read something so slowly but the power of the data and the stories contained to drive me to frustration / rage / sadness means I have been eking it out. It‘s all the more powerful for the factual non interpretive tone. I‘m not even half way in but the desire to DO something on reading is massive

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Greeting from sunny Munich where I can currently hear the glockenspiel playing from my open window! Really enjoying this one, but have highlighted half the book!

Velvetfur Oohh Munich! I'd love to go there! Have a great time, send us pictures! 😁 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @velvetfur here for work but hopefully have time this afternoon for a quick walk. It‘s my fourth visit but the first time I have Ben morning the office and it‘s been light and not raining 2mo
Velvetfur @Itchyfeetreader Oh that's great that you get to travel for work! Yes hopefully you can get time for a walk this afternoon 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts I‘ve been to Munich... ♥️♥️♥️love it there ! Enjoy 2mo
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The Secrets of Ivy Garden | Catherine Ferguson
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There is truly a time for every book. I‘m tired, stressed and a bit run down. This book from @kaysworld1 was like a lovely warm cosy hug and just what the doctor ordered. Gentle & kind

RadicalReader What a wonderfully titled book 2mo
kaysworld1 I'm so happy you liked it 🤗💖 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @kaysworld1 it was the perfect book for me right now. I am much calmer than I was this morning! 2mo
RachelO That looks lovely. Hope your week gets better - look after yourself‘ 💖🌱🌿 2mo
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The Flower Girls | Alice Clark-Platts
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So many mixed thoughts on this one. I have been interested in how the uk system treats child criminals for some time and so the premise of this was interesting to me. It was well written, undeniably creepy with a couple of twists I didn‘t see coming. BUT and it‘s a big one for me the echo of the James Bulger case were too loud and jarring for me to claim this was an enjoyable read.

wordzie Nice review 3mo
BookwormM I had exactly the same problem I think a younger audience who didn‘t live through the Bulger case may be able to enjoy it. 3mo
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The Adults: A Novel | Caroline Hulse
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I think this was supposed to be a comedy and yet I found parts of it profoundly sad. A divorced couple and their new partners plus seven year old Scarlett and her imaginary rabbit friend away together for Christmas. WhT could possibly go wrong? None of the characters are particularly pleasant although some more sympathetic than others

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The Adults: A Novel | Caroline Hulse
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Fourth flight in six days. Pretty tired but for a fair bit of reading done! This book is very well written but I feel like I want to scream with some of the carrying on from the apparently grown adults in this one. The kid talking to her imaginary giant rabbit friend is as mature.... (also night flight should sleep but have a star is born and the favourite on inflight entertainment... decisions decisions)

AlaMich Three words: noise cancelling headphones. That is all. 3mo
saguarosally Did you get to experience what the locals are calling just a bit more than a dusting of snow? 3mo
RadicalReader Love your ereader case I have the same one for my iPad 2mo
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How to Hang a Witch | Adriana Mather
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I am not always a fan of witchy type books but I really enjoyed this young adult novel exploring the experiences of the descendants of the key players in the Salem witch trials. Lots of history and context that if enjoyed tucked up on my hotel room in Boston... wish I had long enough here to head up the coast and revisit Salem!

RachelO Have a great time! 3mo
Itchyfeetreader @RachelO thanks regretfully a flying visit I have been locked in a meeting room for two days- have half a day to go and then straight back home. Coming was a last minute request from a colleague ! I‘ll be back!! 3mo
RachelO That sounds incredibly frustrating! 3mo
RadicalReader I‘m profoundly surprised I can get any reading accomplished with how beautiful book covers have been lately 2mo
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The Lido | Libby Page
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This book has inter generational friendships, female empowerment and a strong sense of community all of which I loved. That the writer expresses such lovely strong emotions about swimming was the cherry on the cake. For some it may be a little too saccharine but I found it joyful and uplifting even if I did shed a tear or two (to the consternation of the air steward who was serving me!) ⬇️

Itchyfeetreader Oh and thanks to @BookNAround who had this on her #newyearwhodis list which the lovely @monalyisha organised. I clearly did not make it through this book in Jan but I did get to it and am so glad I did! 3mo
monalyisha Sounds kinda perfect! 3mo
BookNAround I only finished one of yours too (started a second one) because life got so chaotic but I fully intend to finish the unfinished one and read more too when I can squeak them in! 3mo
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Possibly a bit too clever for its own good I still really enjoyed the body swooping / time travelling country house murder mystery. So many things to ponder and I really didn‘t have a clue who might have done why. Excellent escapism!

Oryx I'm literally just contemplating starting this. And wondering why it is 7 and a half deaths on some books... maybe US title? 3mo
Itchyfeetreader @oryx I think US title but has relevance in the story. I think I enjoyed it!! 3mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Oryx @Itchyfeetreader yeah it's the US, I think it was coming out around the same time as the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and the publisher wanted to differentiate. This was a group read for the popsugar challenge on Goodreads and there was much debate about the 1/2! 3mo
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I may only be away for 2 days but I am on my hols and I will get my #litsywalkers time in after weeks stuck doing laps of the office; rain and wind be damned. This picture also a fair reflection of how my head feels half way into this book 😂

Cathythoughts Stunning pic 💙👍🏻 3mo
RachelO Gorgeous! Enjoy your mini-hols! 3mo
Suet624 💕 this photo. 3mo
Itchyfeetreader @cathythoughts @raxhelO @Suet624 thank you it was very beautiful if not frighteningly blustery! 3mo
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Hi Litsy 👐 it‘s been a while. Work has been chaotic and I hadn‘t picked up a book in weeks. Any how afternoon off so I read this one. An interesting premise a genetic abnormality that means aging slows leads Tom to be approaching his 500 th birthday. I loved Tom‘s story and the messages about history, learning and the ignorance and fear of the different but overall felt this could have been something more and richer. A just about pick !

RachelO Hi Jo! 3mo
Suet624 Nice to see you again. 3mo
squirrelbrain 👋 Hello! 3mo
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CarolynM Hi there👋 Nice to see you back🙂 3mo
Caroline2 I felt the same about this one too! 3mo
Itchyfeetreader @Caroline2 I wanted to really love it but I just didn‘t ! 3mo
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I see why this book seems to be compared unfavourably to Circe but I think it‘s unfair. Can we not have 2 books be exceptional female authors that present a female perspective to the Greek myths? I really enjoyed this - here Briseis‘ story highlights the uncomfortable truth about the perception of women in times of war as well as presenting a more rounded view of the Iliad

Severnmeadows About to read this. I think it‘s going to be brilliant. 3mo
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Have plans later on so embracing the spirit of #litsypartyofone now @MrBook @Ambrosnazzy

AmyG I love the cover of that book! It was very good. 4mo
MrBook Yaaay! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
BookBabe Mmmm. What flavor is that? 😋 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @bookbabe - a ‘I let my husband loose in the supermarket flavour‘ 😂😂 it‘s a Ben &jerrys - Sofa So Good. Caramel with chocolate brownie, chocolate cookies & salted caramel swirl 4mo
BookBabe 😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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I have been in a reading funk and this got me out of it! As a kid I dismissed this because of the phantom in the title. More fool me! The word play and world building would have been. Up my 9 year old alley and were a lot of fun now. Yes it‘s a tad preachy and the takeaway about the importance of learning is pretty obvious but the book is none the worse for it!

tealwish Great cover!! I just read this last year. Same thing my preteen self would have been very amused by the adventure and the word play. 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I loved this book! Gahhhhh now that I'm seeing this beautiful cover I'm thinking if I shd get another copy! 4mo
GatheringBooks one of my absolute faves 4mo
SitsWithaBook A favorite of mine since my third grade teacher read it to us. A looooong time ago.😁 4mo
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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#musicalnewyear #summernights ok weird choice I know BUT the thing about summer nights is the different ways Sandy and Danny tell the story of their summer and how they see it so differently so this so what I thought of (there‘s an insight into how my mind works no one probably needed) @Cinfhen @vivastory

Cinfhen That‘s actually brilliant ❤️ 4mo
SailorMoon I'm missing something here... what is the meaning of #musicalnewyear and #summernights? I mean, is it a play? I looked for other people and they are all posting stuff about the two # but I can't seem to get how it works! Can you please help? 😰🤣🤯 4mo
SailorMoon Sorry, I meant a game, not a play 😰 4mo
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Itchyfeetreader @sailormoon no worries I guess it looks odd! Every month there are some challenges running on Litsy - each day has a prompt for people to interpret in a bookish way. #quotsyjan19 does words for quotes. There is always one for songs and this month it‘s songs from the musicals. Today is summer nights ! Tomorrow is sister suffragette from Mary poppies 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @cinfhen why thank you! 4mo
SailorMoon I still don't get it, I'm afraid 😰 I see tons of pictures of #SummerNights linked to books that are not summery at all! But I guess I'll figure out how it works eventually, thanks anyway 😘🌙 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @sailormoon everyone interprets it differently - sometimes I go for something related to the song title - eg summer nights at the moonlit hotel or something related to the lyrics, - e.g arcade fever or something that just reminds me of the song so today I went for a book that has two narrators talking about the same thing differently. It‘s fun to see how other people interpret, a bit like a cryptic crossword! 4mo
SailorMoon Aaah I think I'm starting to get it now 😅 thanks!!! Where can I find the page that picks the songs for each day? 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @sailormoon try following @cinfhen for the song one although she often has a guest host. If you scroll down the #musicalnewyear tag search you will find the rest of those months. Enjoy!! @LitsyHappenings often amplifies any challenges people are running like this that have a prompt a day. I usually screenshot a couple to flick through during the month as the mood takes me! 4mo
SailorMoon Thank you, really! You've very helpful and kind!!! Have a good night (almost time to bed here!!!) 😘 4mo
vivastory Very clever 👍 4mo
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Thank You | Amelia Riedler
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Thank you @LibrarianRyan I really enjoyed reading about everyone‘s #20thingsaboutme and all the conversations and chatting going on yesterday

TrishB Me too 👍🏻 4mo
Crazeedi I'm saying THANK YOU SO MUCH too @LibrarianRyan 🌷💕 4mo
Kaye I‘ll jump in on this. Thanks Ryan. You brought Litsy to life again ! 4mo
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LibrarianRyan You are welcome. I love this place and seeing everyone active. 4mo
wanderinglynn Yes, well done @LibrarianRyan 👏🏻 I‘ve so enjoyed reading everyone‘s lists. 👍🏻 4mo
Chrissyreadit 😘👏🙌😘 4mo
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Loving reading all of these this morning here‘s mine! #20thingsaboutme. Great idea @LibrarianRyan will pop back to tag some new followers later

Lauram 🙋🏼‍♀️ #4 and #5. It can be exhausting! 4mo
Susanita I hope you get a dog! 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @Lauram always laugh when I show people quite how Myers Briggs introverted I am! I needs lots of down time after social stuff! @Susanita I am confident my campaign will win out in the end ! 4mo
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LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁🤓 4mo
Kaye # 11. Are you thinking of a new career or staying at home to pursue new hobbies / interests ? Great to learn more about you. ♥️ 4mo
Crazeedi I would love to visit the U.K.! I love reading history about it, and novels too. Especially would love to see the Bodleian . Thanks for sharing your list 4mo
wanderinglynn 👍🏻 I love to bake, but cannot cook! 😂 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @Kaye is that not the question!? I think realistically I would love to find a way to go part time and do either voluntary or paid work in my immediate community for the remainder. Whilst I was off last year I really enjoyed the slightly slower pace and actually feeling like I belonged in the neighbourhood vs just flitting to and from work. It was nice to see the same people every day (but I need to pay the bills!) 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @wanderinglynn we should get together we‘d be unstoppable ! 4mo
Itchyfeetreader Tagging some new followers to join in and get to know the fabulous community (later than i planned but see no.9) @marina_h @LitTrish @colleenisreading (edited) 4mo
wanderinglynn 👍🏻👍🏻 😀 4mo
ColleenIsReading I‘d like to do the 20things thing but I am having a hard time figuring out how to make the graphic! 4mo
Marina_h Yay, I have no idea how you make these posts but I will find a way so I can join the fun 😊 and yes for number 19, I'm trying to convince my hubby as well🐕 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @Marina_h I did my words in notes (which some people then just screen shorted) but I then pasted mine into a free app called over and shrunk the words til they fitted in a square frame! Good luck with your dog quest I think I might be winning :-) 4mo
Erofan I love it 👍 You are an interesting person! 4mo
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Cinfhen Chuckling 😂😂😂🙌🏻❤️ 4mo
RachelO 😂😂 Just perfect! 4mo
vivastory 😂😂 4mo
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Good Offices | Evelio Rosero
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Hey #litsywalkers I have managed at least 8000 steps this week each day but only walking round and round the office ! Here‘s a rather lovely zero filter view of the London skyline in then distance (and a light show projecting hearts into a nearby building) that I have just left behind. Happy happy Friday!

squirrelbrain I love city views as much as countryside ones! I think I might have to start measuring my steps again, as I don‘t have much time for ‘proper walking‘! 4mo
Jerdencon Beautiful view! I need to join #litsywalkers even if it is just me walking around my school building! I'm just afraid teachers will see me and want to ask questions! Lol 4mo
Pricel101 Beautiful! Happy weekend! 👋 4mo
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8little_paws That's awesome!! Thank you for sharing 4mo
CarolynM That's lovely. I love London. 4mo
DarcysMom Happy Friday! I 💖 your picture! 4mo
RachelO Lovely photo! 4mo
Wife 🌹 4mo
Kaye Pretty picture ! Good job on your walking this week. 4mo
youneverarrived What a great photo 😍 4mo
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1. Probably historical fiction 2. Shellfish esp crabs and lobsters. Am better than I was, as a kid my mum used to have to sellotape her cook book pages up if they had lobster pics 3. A cleaner in a cinema (don‘t judge me) 4. Looks to be 5 Celsius 5. Will do! #friyayintro

greenhairdontcare Your mum is so sweet! 4mo
TrishB I love your cookbook story! 4mo
RachelO Totally get where you‘re coming from with the lobsters! 4mo
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JackOBotts Because you get to see the movies for free?! Genius!! 🙌🏼 As someone who wanted to be a garbage collector, I totally get it (free truck rides!!!) 🗑🚛 4mo
Suet624 I wanted to be a gas station attendant. 😀 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @JackOBotts got it in one! When I heard about the usher / usherette job shine my soz year old brain was wowed!! 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @greenhairdontcare and @TrishB my mum is one in a million although this story suggests she is more patient than she perhaps is! 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @rachelo I don‘t like the long thin bits they freak me out. Also claws ! 4mo
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Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens
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Cinfhen Please, Sir.... May I have some more?😢 4mo
vivastory This is going to be the next Dickens I read 4mo
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The Lido | Libby Page
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1. Been on a soup making kick trying to get more veggies into me! 2.done (it‘s for#newyearwhodis) 3. Excluding those we have gone through on the overnight train 13 plus Washington DC (never very sure on DC status in such things) - not a bad count for a Brit! 4. I‘m slowly building a collection of girls school stories from the 1920s to 1950s - I try and buy in shops vs online 5. only work plans to Boston and Munich so far #humpdaypost @MinDea

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Untitled | Unknown
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#musicalnewyear #favouritethings ideally stolen shamelessly from @KarenUK some of my favourite things include 1. Stained glass 2 eating with friends and family 3 tulips 4. Home! 5. Beaches and sunsets / sunset at the beach 6. Bunny noses (miss this little guy) 7. Live theatre esp musical theatre (implies throughout given these are all mine photography and travel)

RachelO 😍 Great collage! 4mo
KarenUK Lovely! 💕😊👍 4mo
vivastory Love this photo collage 4mo
Cinfhen Soooo beautiful!!! wonderful 🥰🥰🥰 4mo
mabell Bunny nose ❤️❤️ 4mo
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