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KarenUK

KarenUK

Joined March 2016

British gal living in sunny FL 😎- Bookseller, Book Club lover, Bookaholic, Cookaholic
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Saw this in RealSimple magazine, and thought it was cute! 😊

Readergrrl Love this! 24h
Leftcoastzen 😂👍 24h
Lcsmcat 😂 23h
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wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 23h
LiteraryinLititz So cute! 23h
CarolynM 😂 15h
Texreader Hilarious!! 12h
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My year in books so far.....
I‘ve had 14 x ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reads, and made some pretty good progress on my reading challenges ....

40/100 #Goodreads
19/26 #LitsyAtoZ
22/40 #Pop19
17/24 #Booked2019

RealLifeReading You‘re doing great! 2d
bewareofwords That‘s awesome! 👏🏽 2d
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The Things She's Seen | Ambelin Kwaymullina
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Just one more read to go for the second quarter of #booked2019 so I‘ve decided on the tagged one....
Don‘t read much YA but this one sounds great....
#booked2019
#indigenousauthor

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 2d
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The second short, beautiful and heartbreaking book about human connection I‘ve read this week, and to also make me 😭!
(The other was The Traveling Cat Chronicles)
This simple story of love, loneliness and companionship in later years is so touching, so real.....I just loved Louis and Addie so much, and the interference from Addie‘s son was maddening! This book will really stay with me.
#nightorientedtitle #booked2019
#publishedposthumously #pop19

TrishB It‘s a great read 👍🏻 2d
4thhouseontheleft Great review! I still need a book for the posthumous prompt, I‘ll consider this one. 2d
mrsthilkey I ended up really not looking this book because of the son and how the book ended. Glad it worked for you!! 2d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one also. ♥️♥️ 2d
mrsthilkey *liking 2d
Cinfhen I KNEW you were going to love this one and the ending 😭😭😭😭WHY!!?!?? 2d
Cinfhen OMG!!!! You have to read this one @4thhouseontheleft it‘s sooooo good and it‘s practically a one sitting read!!! And such a great choice for #pop19 (edited) 2d
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#Surprisebookmail Don‘t you love it when you forget you pre-ordered something and it arrives unexpectedly! 😊💕
Nigel Slater is my all time favorite food writer, and this book cover is gorgeous! (Also pre-ordered the Autumn/Winter one that comes out in October) 📚🍁🍂

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#juststarted this one over breakfast..... I loved the first chapter so much!!! I have a really good feeling about this one....
#booked2019 #nightorientedtitle
#pop19 #abookpublishedposthumously

Cinfhen Its sooooooo good!!!! Just get your tissues 😢😢😭😢😭 6d
Cathythoughts I did this for #Booked2019 too for #remindsyouofyourhappyplace such a lovely book 👍🏻♥️ 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love loved this one!! 6d
erzascarletbookgasm Loved this one too! 6d
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The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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#nightstandtbr My hubby is moaning that my bedside pile of books is getting out of hand (he‘s a total neat freak!)....
I had to explain that a) this is NOT a big pile, and b) that choices are important and c) Books are not mess! 😇
How is your #nightstandtbr looking?

BarbaraTheBibliophage I think that looks very orderly. I try to keep my #nightstandbooks down to just currently reading plus one. It‘s less stressful somehow. But, believe me, I have other piles. And a clutter-averse husband as well. 🤓 6d
Lindy That looks like a tidy pile. I‘ve got five on my nightstand right now plus a pile on the floor next to it. Not tidy at all. 6d
Freespirit I have a TBR bookcase as my bedside pile got too big! 6d
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erzascarletbookgasm Looks neat to me! Great stack too! 6d
julesG Your husband would be very happy with my nightstand. It has 850+ books on it, in one slim kindle case. ??? I'm the "my books could get a crease" freak and only take the kindle to bed. I've slept on my kindle at least twice, too. ? 6d
ShyBookOwl @julesG lol I only keep my kindle beside my bed too 6d
Tamra Yes, tell him again that isn‘t a “big” pile. 😂 You could make it taller. 6d
BarbaraBB It looks awesome! 6d
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This was a real tear-jerker... Such a lovely story about human connection, friendship and kindness..... Satoru and his cat take a road trip, visiting old friends and looking for a new home. Nana the cat‘s musings on life are at times hilarious and other times profound. The writing is simple yet beautiful, to the point, and cuts to the heart... a tale of love, companionship, loneliness..... And that ending! #infinitetissueread 😢

AlaMich This sounds lovely! Stacked! 7d
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#maymoviemagic @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant
Next up on my kindle, this book of 365 micro essays where the author focuses on the #littlestthings each day for a year.... 💕

Cinfhen This sounds lovely 💕💕 1w
Megabooks I‘m slowly reading through a paper copy! It is lovely @Cinfhen 1w
Cinfhen Good to know @Megabooks 🤗 1w
rohit-sawant Interesting! 1w
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#nextup this one for B&N bookclub for June...

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Total brain candy 🧠🍭, but following Stassi‘s advice, I‘m embracing things that make me happy, without shame, whatever anyone else thinks! 😍
I have to say, there‘s just something about Stassi that I love! I did this one on audio, smiled and chuckled my way through it, and surprisingly found some pretty empowering advice and ”be your best self” pep-talks along the way. Just so much fun..... 💕

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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Endlessly quotable and sharply written, I couldn‘t get enough of this complicated relationship between twins Cassandra and Judith.
I love a story set in a short period of time, and here it‘s just a couple of days with the eccentric Edwards family, as Cassandra travels back to the family home to attend(or maybe try and stop) Judith‘s imminent wedding. Whip smart, perceptive, witty and dark, I just loved it!💕
#nyrbbookclub @BarbaraBB @vivastory

Leftcoastzen It was superb! Love your review! 2w
vivastory Terrific review & a great photo! 2w
BarbaraBB Great review, happy you loved the book too! 2w
LeahBergen Great review! I thought it was wonderful, too! 2w
Cathythoughts Very well put 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Thinking of You | Jill Mansell
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Today is a tough one for some.... so just sending love and hugs 💕💕💕
I always have to work on Mother‘s day, and today I‘m sharing the day with co-workers and friends with many different stories.

Leftcoastzen So glad you posted this . 2w
Emilymdxn I love this so much 💖 2w
AlaMich That‘s lovely, thank you. 2w
BlameJennyJane 💗💗💗 2w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Best girl‘s night out ever! Happy hour with a friend, followed by this! Just so inspiring..... She‘s so warm, driven, compassionate, smart and funny too. And hopeful..... just so positive about the future. I left with a spring in my step, and a fire in my belly..... 💕

Brewychock48 I am reading it,and I love it. A beautiful story,well written. 2w
stacybmartin Wow! What an amazing time - so jealous! 😍💙 2w
Christine So wonderful!! ❤️ 2w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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This little girl is saying everything I want to say about this book 😍💕.... just hug it and smile!
Sooooooo excited to get to hear her speak tonight....

wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Tanisha_A Oh how lucky! Enjoy! 2w
Bookladylinda Wow! Enjoy!!!!!! ❤️❤️ 2w
youneverarrived Awww 💖 2w
Suet624 Awww, great photo. Have fun! 2w
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This book is a love letter to a city and it‘s people.... Haya Molocho and her four sons run the NENI restaurants dotted all over Europe, but here they return to their home city. It‘s a celebration of heartfelt stories, passionate people, beautiful photographs and mouthwatering recipes, focusing on the vibrant food culture of Tel Aviv. Both moving and inspiring, I can‘t wait to try some of the recipes, and just maybe visit one day .... 💕

BarbaraBB This sounds great. I visited Neni in Berlin and there just opened one in Amsterdam too. 3w
KarenUK @barbarabb I‘ve never been to any of the cities where they have restaurants, but this book made me want to so badly! This book is wonderful.... 💕 3w
BarbaraBB I love Israelian food and storytelling about food so I can imagine it‘s wonderful! 3w
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KarenUK @cinfhen I think you might like this one? 😊 2w
Cinfhen Yes, please!!!!! Thanks so much for the tag xx I‘m not familiar with this chef, need to fix that. Thanks for thinking of me 2w
KarenUK @cinfhen email me your address, I‘d love to send you a copy 😘 2w
Cinfhen Thank you, my sweet friend. Will email you 💕💕💕💕 2w
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Had my morning swim, now getting started on this #NYRBbookclub ..... 🏊‍♀️💦😎📚💕... a perfect way to start my day off....
I‘m loving the writing so far....

Slajaunie Love swimming!! 3w
Tamra What a contrast to my weather! 3w
Kalalalatja Sounds perfect 🙌 3w
JohannaRose That sounds so perfect! 3w
vivastory Swimming is featured pretty prominently in this one. Hope you enjoy the book! 2w
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The Things She's Seen | Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Ambelin Kwaymullina
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Picked up this #ARC at work today... It has such a beautiful cover! 😍..... I‘m thinking I may read this for #booked2019 for the #indigenousauthor prompt....
Aborigine authors Amelia and Ezekiel are a brother and sister from Australia, who wrote this story together....

Cinfhen Ohhh!!! Looks promising 3w
Matilda It‘s SO GOOD!! @Cinfhen 3w
Cinfhen Thanks for letting me know @Matilda will keep my eyes out for this one 🤩 3w
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Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
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I understand why so many readers hate this book, but I really liked it. I loved the gorgeous, sensual descriptions of food & wine. I found it so nostalgic (I worked in a restaurant/wine bar in London for all of my 20s) & I think Danler perfectly captures the experience of the formed ‘family‘, the excesses and lack of self-awareness of youth, the loneliness of big cities, and the obsessions and self-discoveries and mistakes we make as we grow up.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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#audiowalking today, listening to Michelle to prep for seeing her speak on Friday.... So excited!
Also, thrilled to see my first burrowing owls this year, on the parkland in our neighborhood.... they are just the cutest 💕🦉

Cinfhen How‘s Paul feeling??? 3w
KarenUK He came home yesterday and we had a lovely nurse come in and show us how to administer IV meds... he has 13 treatments a day just for his infections! But he‘s already breathing a little easier which is a huge relief! He‘s such a fighter, he‘s got such a positive attitude that he just won‘t be beaten! Thanks for checking on him 😘💕 3w
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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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My favorite #booktomovie adaptations..... 💕🎥

TheReadingMermaid Wait... "A Monster Calls" was made into a film? 3w
Clwojick ⬆️⬆️ I was just going to say the same thing about We Need To Talk About Kevin! 3w
KarenUK @TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick Both films are amazing! And totally do the books justice 👍💕 3w
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Secrets of a Charmed Life | Susan Meissner
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#bookclubread
I really enjoyed this one. It had a very Kate Morton vibe. It‘s a sad story of two evacuee sisters during the Blitz of World War II, who make small choices with devastating consequences.

“There are no secrets to a charmed life. There is just the simple truth that you must forgive yourself for only being able to make your own choices, and no one else‘s.”

#pop19 #abookwithanitemofclothingoraccessoryonthecover

xxjenadanxx I can‘t wait to read this one! 4w
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Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
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#nextup Just started this one as a #doubledip for challenges.... So far I‘m loving it...

#booked2019 #foodorbeverageoncover
#pop19 #abookwithatitlethatfeaturessaltysweetbitterorspicy

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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#Aprilwrapup
A SUPER slow reading month for me!
Half the month with house guests, a busy trip home to UK, a full time job, and lots of anxiety over my husband‘s health has made reading super tough...
But when I have been able to grab a few minutes here and there, I‘ve really enjoyed what I read....
The Sally Rooney was a standout, but I also discovered Kate Morton, who I‘d not read before, and sure will read more of.... 💕📚

Cinfhen Good morning, thinking of you!!! 4w
4thhouseontheleft Hugs 💞💞 I hope May is a better month for you! And whatever is going on with your hubby health-wise, I hope better days are on their way. 💗 4w
Crazeedi Kate Morton is a great author, I've read most of hers! I hope your hubby regains good health, whispering a little prayer for you both 4w
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BarbaraBB I love Sally Rooney too and wish you all the best with your husband‘s health. 🍀😘 4w
KarenUK @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @Crazeedi @barbarabb thank you for your kind words. He was admitted to hospital yesterday, so he‘s in good hands now, being taken care of 💕 4w
Crazeedi @KarenUK that's good to hear, take care 4w
Cinfhen So glad to hear 🙏🏻 4w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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An ambitious #TBR for both May and June, including a couple of rereads for bookclubs, some recent purchases and some challenge reads...
Currently reading Sweetbitter, and I‘m seeing Michelle Obama next week so I‘m going to read that next... So excited!

Traci1 Good luck! Becoming is fantastic. 4w
Emilymdxn I found her incredible live! Hope you enjoy as much as I did 4w
ManyWordsLater Franny and Zooey was my life guide in high school. I hope you have a similar experience reading it. (edited) 4w
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BarbaraBB Haven‘t you read Conversations with Friends yet? I hope you‘ll love it. And Hollinghurst is so great, I have him on my tbr for May too. 4w
KarenUK @traci1 @Emilymdxn Thanks! 💕👍 4w
KarenUK @ManyWordsLater I have a feeling I‘m gonna love it! 4w
KarenUK @BarbaraBB I‘m rereading Conversations with Friends so I can run a book club discussing it.... I loved it! Really looking forward to my second Hollinghurst... 💕 4w
BarbaraBB I thought so indeed! The Line of Beauty is my favorite so far! 4w
Tex2Flo I admire anyone who can actually foretell what they‘d like to read..in advance at all. I never know until I‘ve finished the one and am ready to start the next. 4w
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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#botm In the mood for some fun reads.... 💕

JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you for posting this!!! Ha! I‘m also going with 4w
BlameJennyJane It‘s between these two for me as well... (edited) 4w
felinesandfiction These were my picks too!!! 4w
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Ordinary People | Diana Evans
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#womensprize shortlist ..... I‘m really sad not to see Sally Rooney on the shortlist 😕 I loved Normal People! But it‘s an interesting list as always...
Only read American Marriage so far, but will be trying to catch up on the rest.... 📚👍

Megabooks It‘s a great list! 4w
Kalalalatja Not a fan of Milkman or Circe, but loved American Mariage, and want to the read the other three 📚 4w
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Taverna | Georgina Hayden
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5⭐️
This book is beautiful, inspiring and full of homey, simple Mediterranean recipes that i can‘t wait to try!
Highly recommended to anyone who loves this kind of food, this book is a winner! Best cookbook I‘ve picked up in ages😋💕

AnneFindsJoy Yum! Thanks for the rec , looks good! 4w
BarbaraBB Thanks for bringing this up. I love the Mediterranean kitchen! 4w
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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5⭐️...A beautifully written, quiet character study of two young people, uncomfortable in their own skin, yet somehow finding each other. Sally Rooney‘s writing is so perceptive and subtle, and Marianne and Connell really got to me. I can‘t stop thinking about them. I‘ve really loved both her books so far. Can‘t wait to see what she does next..... 💕

#booked2019 #bookedgiftedtoyou
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen So glad this book ended up in your hands (and heart) How‘s Paul feeling??? 4w
KarenUK @Cinfhen not great I‘m afraid, but thank you for asking.... Just waiting on getting approvals from insurance and then he should going into hospital. Probably tomorrow it looks like now... 4w
Cinfhen I‘m so sorry 😪😪please keep me posted, if you can. I‘ll be keeping both of you in my thoughts ❤️ 4w
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#gratitude21 Day 21!
1. Thank you to @Eggs for this challenge. I‘ve loved this exercise, taking time to appreciate life‘s joys each day!
2. For a wkend of perfect family time- my mum is safe and well cared for, and remembered me which was so wonderful, had a fabulous Sunday with my Dad and my brother‘s clan, & a London day with my BFF!
3. To be flying home to hubby & pup. Missed them terribly, particularly when I know he‘s struggling to breathe.

Crazeedi Safe travels, good to hear you had a wonderful trip! 1mo
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Heading back to US.... I‘ve bought way too many books, that wouldn‘t fit in my checked bag, so I‘m carrying them in my hand luggage....So what do I do? Pick up 2 more at the WHSmiths bookshop at Gatwick! My hand luggage weighs a ton! 😂
🇬🇧➡️🇺🇸✈️

CarolynM I know the feeling! Safe travels. 1mo
Crazeedi When my daughter went to England last year, she had her books shipped! Lol too many! 😍 1mo
kezzlou85 The flatshare is brilliant. 4w
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Friends With Benefits | Kelly Jamieson
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#BOTM BFF status...pretty chuffed about it! 😊👍💕

KarenUK @Tex2flo I‘m sure you‘ll be one too.... I think it‘s if you have ordered at least 12 boxes.... then it‘s a free tote, plus 2 free books a year.... 1mo
Tex2Flo I have no idea what to look for. 🤨🤨. Is a “box” a shipment? I haven‘t got my BOTM email notice yet. 4w
KarenUK @Tex2flo I think if you look under the menu... it should say something about it under your account? 4w
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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Thanks for the tag @Tex2Flo 😘

Greek Islands, my favorite place on earth
Feta, cucumber, watermelon salad
Bike rides at the ocean, morning swims
Frose!
Waterproof sun screen
My patio, lake view, with the fans on full blast....

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged!

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@Eggs #gratitude21

Day 20- what (my belly) is grateful for on my trip home to the UK! 🇬🇧😋 I‘ve been totally spoilt with cravings from home!

1. Delicious local caught seafood- grilled 1/2 lobsters, and traditional pub style langoustine tails (scampi) with chunky chips and homemade tartare sauce
2. Comforting British breakfasts-bacon sangas in bread from the village bakery, and hot toasted crumpets with Marmite
3. Sussex farmhouse cheeses 😍🧀

KarenUK And the tagged cookbook is great 💕 1mo
julesG Now I'm craving Marmite. 😉😉 1mo
Eggs Wow I‘m salivating 1mo
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The Pursuit of Love | Nancy Mitford
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#bookhaul #2 from today from Daunts
3 from my #TBR for #pop19

I love this 🐧 edition of the tagged book with the Lourdes Sanchez cover design. So pretty.

I‘ve been wanting to read this McEwan for ages (and this Vintage edition has a blurb from John Boyne on the cover!) They had every one of McEwan‘s novels in these editions, which are really lovely.

And I‘m so looking forward to ‘The Summer Book‘ as I 💙 Jansson‘s Moomin books as a kid.


Aimeesue The Mitford is gorgeous! 1mo
Freespirit The Summer Book is a delight! 😍 1mo
Suet624 All of those covers are beautiful! 1mo
LeeRHarry The Summer Book is near the top of my TBR 😊 1mo
Samplergal Those covers....❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Taverna | Georgina Hayden
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#bookhaul #1 from today....
A beautiful Cypriot cookbook from ‘Books for Cooks‘ in Notting Hill... I love how they personalize their paper bags by hand.... 🖋💕

Tamra What a pretty cover! I love bright and simple designs like this. 1mo
Fridameetslucy Wooooo. Which bookstore did you find this treasure in ? 1mo
KarenUK @Fridameetslucy Books for Cooks... in Notting Hill.... one of my faves. Has a lovely little cafe and does classes too... 💕 1mo
Fridameetslucy @KarenUK ok will have to put that into my summertime plans. Even living in the city - with a long commute the last thing I want is to shlep on weekends but .., for a cookbook cafe WITH a cuppa inside it !!! Ty 1mo
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@Eggs #gratitude21

Day 19..... what I‘m grateful for today....

1. British public transport.... a day of easy travel, so many trains, buses and tubes without any hitch...
2. For a steaming bowl of curried cauliflower and parsnip soup with homemade sour dough bread at the coziest pub you can imagine, to warm our cold bones...🥶🥣
3. To get to spend the perfect day with my best friend of 25+ years, who I couldn‘t adore more....💕

Cinfhen Glad you‘re having a wonderful time 💕💕💕 1mo
Crazeedi Golden friends are the best! ❤😍 1mo
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Her Fearful Symmetry | Audrey Niffenegger
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We ended our lovely (if very cold and drizzly) London day, with a wander round the magical Highgate Cemetery..... the higgledy-piggledy graves, rampant wildflowers and crumbling statutes in the woodland-like setting, is just so beautiful.
(And makes for the perfect setting for this creepy book 💕👻🐱🐱)

kspenmoll Looks wonderful!!! 1mo
JillR It‘s a long time since I read it but I really enjoyed that book. I cannot deal with this weekend‘s weather after last weekend‘s glorious Easter sunshine! 1mo
KarenUK @JillR I definitely picked the wrong weekend! Though I just got back to the Sussex coast and it‘s beautiful and sunny! 1mo
JillR That‘s good to hear - we‘re north of Manchester and it‘s still chucking it down and freezing... Hope the coast stays sunny for you 😎 1mo
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Ottolenghi: The Cookbook | Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi
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After kicking the day off at Daunts in Marylebone, we headed off to Notting Hill for a foodie/bookish morning with cups of tea and beautiful food at Ottolenghi‘s patisserie/cafe, followed by a browse at one of my favorite bookstores ‘Books for Cooks‘ 💕😋

kspenmoll Such fun! Enjoy! 1mo
Cinfhen Jelly!!!!!!! 1mo
JennyM You are making me so jealous - I might have to plan a trip back home. Glad you are having a great time 😘♥️😘 1mo
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I had a little time to kill before I met up with my friend.... so I braved the walk, in this miserable weather, to my favorite bookshop... Daunts in Marylebone..... this place is just heavenly 💕

Freespirit Wow I love it! 1mo
JazzFeathers Beautiful. I envy you 😆 1mo
Soubhiville It‘s so beautiful! 1mo
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Samplergal Daunt. Love it! 1mo
youneverarrived It really is 😍 1mo
Tamra So comfy! 1mo
Cinfhen Lucky 💜💜💜💜💜 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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A little train reading on my way to London today.... I am loving this so far.... Marianne is breaking my heart! 💔

Tanisha_A Loved it! 1mo
Cathythoughts Loved it too 1mo
Suet624 So good. 1mo
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Dragon I listened to an interview with this author last night on my way home from work. She read an excerpt and discussed her second novel. Lovely voice , interesting book. Stacking 1mo
britt_brooke Reading this now, too. 💚 1mo
auntie_jenn three hours left on the audio and YES about Marianne 💚 1mo
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#friyayintro @howjessreads
1. Dynasty & The Colbys! 🤦‍♀️
2. Visit the Greek Islands with my hubby (both been separately but never together) @Melissa_J
3. My many Bookclub schedules vs. mood vs buzz I can‘t resist! @emtobiasz
4. Read Kate Morton recently for the first time, and really enjoyed it. @youneverarrived
5. Prettiest book cover of the year so far? 😍I love the US paperback of Tin Man by Sarah Winman 🌊

CouronneDhiver One of the prettiest covers I own (IMHO) is: 1mo
KarenUK @CouronneDhiver Oooooo, that IS a lovely cover 😻 1mo
Ncostell I loved Dynasty and The Colbys too! (edited) 1mo
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A friend just sent me this screen shot of recommended food writing.....
Very serendipitous, as tomorrow I‘m heading to one of my most favorite book shops... https://www.booksforcooks.com/find_us.html

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@Eggs #gratitude21

Day 18...what I‘m grateful for today....

1. A day that forecast rain, but ended up being sunny and breezy and beautiful.💕☀️
2. A perfect walk along Shoreham-By-Sea beach with my old Dad....💕🌊
3. A proper British bacon sanga for breakfast in a beach cafe, a wander round a lovely bookshop for an hour and a little #bookhaul too 💕📚

Ms.Story What a wonderful day! 1mo
Eggs Sounds dreamy and serene 😊🤗 1mo
JennyM ♥️ enjoy your trip ♥️ 1mo
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The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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I have no room in my suitcase at all.... but still had to do a little #bookhaul from Waterstones....
I‘m besotted with the Virago Modern Classics, so grabbed the tagged book, I‘d had recommended to me recently.
The Macmillan collectors edition of ‘The Go-Between‘ is for a reading challenge...
And I picked up ‘The Guest Cat‘ from a display table of novellas (described as “careful, elegant and lovely, subtly profound”..... Sold!)

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Just had a lovely wander round the amazing five floored Waterstones in Brighton.... I saw this table in the kids department and thought of you @arlenefinnigan 💕

arlenefinnigan Ohhhh ❤️ 1mo
batsy 😍 1mo
kamoorephoto I love the Moomins!! And I miss Waterstones! (I‘m in the States) 💗💗 1mo
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KarenUK @kamoorephoto I live in the states now too.... whenever I visit home I HAVE to visit Waterstones 💕 1mo
kamoorephoto @KarenUK Top things I miss: Waterstones, chocolate (ie Cadbury‘s), fish‘n‘chips, small country lanes (that green and pleasant land, of course), and my family 😊 1mo
KarenUK @kamoorephoto that pretty much matches my list too! Just add M&S cheese & onion sandwiches! 1mo
kamoorephoto Oh yes, how can I forget Marks and Sparks?! And Boots!! 1mo
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#gratitude21 @Eggs

Day 17 .... (airport themed) what I‘m grateful for today... ✈️🇬🇧

1. That there were no lines at check-in or security!
2. That I have an aisle seat booked! Yay for leg stretching.....and getting up a lot to ease my creaky back... 👵🏻
3. That I‘m a reader! 🙏.... I received an email this morning, that due to grounded planes, our rented plane has no entertainment system! there are gonna be some really upset flyers! 🤦‍♀️

Oryx I feel sorry for non readers on flights like that. They are missing out on so much! 1mo
Cathythoughts All good 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Lynnsoprano That‘s a triple win! But, unless it‘s a transatlantic flight, I always choose reading over in-flight entertainment. 1mo
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Mdargusch Think of all the reading you will get done! 1mo
Eggs Yes all good for the book-ies!!! 1mo
KarenUK @Lynnsoprano @Mdargusch @eggs @oryx transatlantic I‘m afraid! So sleeping and reading it is! 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Miami airport is truly the worst..... no decent places to eat or settle.... but at least I have a new book to start (and a plastic cup of Sauvignon Blanc!😉)

Thanks again Cindy! 😘 @Cinfhen
(And my book magnet is the University I went to!)

Cinfhen Safe travels, Karen. Enjoy time with mum xx 1mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen Maybe one day we can meet in London! Halfway?!🤷‍♀️😘 1mo
Cinfhen And @TrishB too!!!! 🙌🏻💕#DareToDream 1mo
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KarenUK @cinfhen I was just thinking the same thing! @trishb 1mo
Cinfhen #GreatMinds 😘😘😘 1mo
TrishB That would be fab 💕❤️ you two!! @Cinfhen 1mo
Lynnsoprano With you on MIA. Safe travels. 1mo
Mdargusch Safe travels! 1mo
auntie_jenn just started this, too! loving it! 1mo
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It‘s always exciting when #newbookday includes a shiny new one from one of your favorite authors! 💕

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Excited about this one! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Look forward to your thoughts! 1mo
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@Eggs #gratitude21

Day16 ...what I‘m grateful for today

1. Having so much fun sharing GOT theories with hubby, friends and co-workers📺
2. My hubby is very sick right now, and (bad timing) I‘m about to fly home to see my sick mum. Having friends who offer (without asking) to check in on my husband and make sure he‘s OK. I‘m VERY grateful for that. 💕
3. The amazing head nurse at his CF clinic at the Joe DiMaggio hospital. She is a super hero 🙏

Cinfhen Ugh, I‘m so sorry to hear about your husband , Karen 😢Sending lots of get well wishes 💚💚💚 1mo
Karkar Hope you Mom and Husband get better soon. 1mo
Eggs Hope everyone is better soon 😟😘 1mo
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JennyM Take care, Karen. Thinking of you 😘 1mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen @Karkar @eggs @jennym Feeling really overwhelmed but again I‘ll say.....I‘m so very grateful for the kind words from friends 💕😘 1mo
Cinfhen Love to u & Paul 💋💋💋 1mo
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