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Leannr

Leannr

Joined July 2017

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American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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This book is trying at times for three reasons. The endless detail given to clothing and their origin, the inedible sounding combinations of food and of course the emotionless descriptions of horror...

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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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Dawn sunshine and a beautiful cover.

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Little Dorrit | Charles Dickens
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Tea, pjs, banana bread and Dickens. Peak Sunday vibes 🙌🏻

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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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Such a truly moving story, and so relevant. I had heard the title many times but had never read the book. In beautifully casual dialogue and poetic description unfolds the story of a family forced from their farm land by a large corporation, and their subsequent migration to California in search of a promised new life. Poverty, hunger and loss accompany the Joads as they adapt to a nomad existence that they had never sought.

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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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Starting 'em young 🙌🏻

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David Copperfield | Dickens Charles
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What a few weeks in my handbag does to a book!

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David Copperfield | Dickens Charles
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Christmas time in Dublin 🎄

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David Copperfield | Dickens Charles
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Me and David Copperfield on our rainy, wintery commute. I don't know what I'll do when I've no more Dickens to read!

Libby1 Do you have a favourite? I think my favourites so far are Edwin Drood, A Christmas Carol, and Great Expectations. 7mo
Leannr @libby1 Great Expectations is my all time favourite 😍 the depth of his characters and the pure beauty of his descriptive passage take me away every time! Nicholas Nickelby is up there too, AND A Chistmas Carol 😂 7mo
Libby1 I haven‘t read Nicholas Nickelby yet. I read one Dickens book a year - usually in September. It‘s a bit of a fun tradition for me. 😊 7mo
Ericalambbrown I really like A Tale of Two Cities. Probably because it was the first of his novels that I was introduced to in the eighth grade by my grandmother. It started a lifelong love of Mr Dickens for me. I read the Claire Tomalin biography of Dickens this fall and really liked it, if you are interested. 7mo
Leannr @Ericalambbrown I must look into that, I've never read a Dickens biography! 6mo
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The Lost Girl | D. H. Lawrence
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Kind of a slow burner, bits are happening in this book and I am still interested in Alvina's story but I feel like I'm still waiting for the real story to start and I'm already half way through.

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The Lost Girl | D. H. Lawrence
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Is there a more inviting sight on a cold, rainy night than loads of blankets and a book?😍

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The Bell Jar LP | Sylvia Plath
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This book started in the style of a high school drama about a country girl moving to new york city that felt a bit pastiche. If it I hadn't known it was Plath I wouldn't have continued. I found some of the charaters shallow and difficult to care about. The story itself in dealing with Esther's mental anguish is interesting and naturally for Plath, sprinkled with some poetic turn of phrase.

Tamra I wasn‘t wowed by it either. 8mo
Leannr @tamra thats a relief! I felt I'd missed something seminal, every review is glowing! 8mo
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The Bell Jar LP | Sylvia Plath
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A work trip to Iceland means normal rules are out the window! Waffles for breakfast!

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Despair | Vladimir Nabokov
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Storm Ali is wreaking havoc in the city! Fallen trees have damaged the tram lines and blocked roads rendering my usual commute home from work out of the question. Fret in the rain and wind at the bus stop for an indefinite amount of time? Naaaah, slink into a familiar cafe, find the cosiest nook and chill for a while instead 😎

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Castle Rackrent | Maria Edgeworth
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New lease of life for an old shelf 📚

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Despair | Vladimir Nabokov
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Sigh of enjoyment.

BarbaraBB Perfection 😍 10mo
meghan2714 🍻 10mo
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The Suffragettes | ed. Penguin Classics
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A Clergyman’s Daughter | George Orwell
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In reference to Mrs. Creevy's underwear... "They were the most chilly-looking garments that one could possibly imagine; they seemed to carry upon them, as no nun's coif or anchorite's hair shirt could ever have done, the impress of a frozen and awful chastity. The sight of them set you wondering about the late Mr. Creevy, even to the point of wondering whether he had ever existed."

Ddzmini 🌻🌻🌻😍😍😍 11mo
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A Clergyman’s Daughter | George Orwell
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Perfect Sunday set up.

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A Clergyman’s Daughter | George Orwell
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Ooh, shall Mr. Warburton be your undoing?

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A Clergyman’s Daughter | George Orwell
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I'm about five chapters in and dying to see whats down the road for pious Dorothy, I'm hoping she just goes wild and tells her Dad to stick it!

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Howards End | Edward Morgan Forster
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"It is part of the battle against sameness. Differences- eternal differences, planted by God in a single family, so that there may always be colour in the daily grey"

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A Clergyman’s Daughter | George Orwell
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A cute haul from my fave little spot, "The Book Cafe", if you ever find yourself in Co. Wexford in Ireland you have to stop in for some cakes and classics!

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Howards End | Edward Morgan Forster
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"His was a grey life, and to brighten it he had ruled off a few corners for romance"

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What a life! 👌🏻🍷📖

Tamra Very sad. 😉 12mo
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Bleak House | Charles Dickens
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Sunshine, two magpies and dickens.😌

britt_brooke Nice! 12mo
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Bleak House | Charles Dickens
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Me and Dickens trying not to be blown off deck in the middle of the Irish Sea.

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Bleak House | Charles Dickens
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Flat out living for myself today 🙌🏻

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Adam Bede | George Eliot
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Playing guitar in the background as I read...perfect Saturday morning 😍

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Adam Bede | George Eliot
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It's sunny in Ireland!!! Quick, grab your books and head straight to the garden before it changes it's mind!

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NW: A Novel | Zadie Smith
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It took a couple of chapters to get used to the writing style but I'm enjoying the character development.

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Oroonoko | Aphra Behn
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Me and Aphra Behn braving the snow to get to the pub!

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The Vagabond | Colette
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Ireland is in the midst of the most snow we've had since "The Big Snow" of 2010. The city has shut down, everyone has been sent home from work, no public transport is in operation and there's a national bread shortage. So naturally I'm holed up The Vagabond and living my best life ????

Tamra It‘s like a national holiday! 👏🏾 Lucky you! 1y
Leannr @Tamra everyone's delighted 😂🙌🏻 fingers crossed it lasts for a few days! 1y
Libby1 Are they calling it The Beast from the East down there? 1y
Leannr @libby1 yeah! Day 3 of the country in lockdown! 1y
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The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot
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I am sick... but that means hot whiskeys and boooooooooks! ....and cakes 👌🏻

SilversReviews Feel better. 2y
Leannr Thanks so much! @SilversReviews 2y
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The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot
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Books for me, sports for him, pints for all! 📖⚽️🍻

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Deception | Roald Dahl
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Rock n'Roald! My second foray into the series. Let's see what Deception brings.

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Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
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Kafka invents the "face palm" circa 1924 ??‍♂️

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Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
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Mehso-so

Some of these short stories are so short they can't even see over the counter. Hard to get into but hoping some of the long ones are more engaging.

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Snow Falling on Cedars | David Guterson
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This beautiful cover enticed me to pick up the most modern book I've read in a long time. Written in the 1990's if you don't mind! Five chapters in finds me party to an investigation into the death of a fisherman in the insular island of San Piedro.

BarbaraBB Loved this as well! 2y
Leannr @FionaR you have to read this! Such a beautifully written story with deep, genuine characters. 2y
MissMatildaHoney I will add it to my to do read list if I can figure it out! 2y
Leannr Just click the little stack of books 👍🏻 2y
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Villette | Charlotte Brontë
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At least if you have to travel for work you can build in a bit of r&r (read and relaxation!) 🙌🏻

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Vilette | Charlotte Brontë
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This cafe has a 2nd hand book shop in it. I may have died...is this heaven?

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Daniel Deronda | George Elliot
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Brother-in-law, sister, boyfriend, me #booksonholidays

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Daniel Deronda | George Eliot
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If you have to work on a Sunday, at least make your breaks count 👌🏻👌🏻

BarbaraBB The view looks good! 2y
GhostStories Wow I love this pic! 2y
MrBook Excellent vantage! 2y
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Daniel Deronda | George Eliot
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Evening reads in the park 🙌🏻

BarbaraBB Great photo, great spot! 2y
Jas16 Lovely! 2y
MrBook Beautiful! 2y
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Daniel Deronda | George Eliot
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Granola ✔️blanket ✔️book ✔️happy evening ✔️

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Daniel Deronda | George Eliot
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Me and George Eliot heralding the impending weekend. Helloooooo Friday 🙌🏻🙌🏻

mrozzz Where is this picture? 😊 2y
Leannr It's Grafton Street in Dublin, on my way to work at 6am! 😴 2y
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mrozzz It's a lovely street. 🙃 2y
GhostStories That cover! 😮 2y
MrBook Beautiful street! 2y
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What a Carve Up! | Jonathan Coe
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When you start dressing like the book you're reading 👗📕

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What a Carve Up! | Jonathan Coe
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"Do you want to watch the match in the pub?" is one of my favourite things Leon asks. It means I get to drink pints and read my book undisturbed for 90 minutes ????

tricours Sounds perfect! 2y
mrozzz That does sound perfect. 😊 2y
abbsinwonderland That cover is very intriguing! 2y
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Leannr @abbsinwonderland that's the reason I bought it ! 😂 the cover is completely unrelated to the story though 🙃 2y
abbsinwonderland @Leannr ahhh imagine that. Lol. Still added to my stack :) 2y
Leannr It's still a good story though @abbsinwonderland he weaves all these threads of characters together, things you'd forgotten about turn out to be tied together, in a slightly contrived way but still enjoyed it. 2y
MrBook Love me a Guinness 😎👌🏻. 2y
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What a Carve Up! | Jonathan Coe
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Starting this today, all cosy-ed up with a fluffy blanket 👌🏻 never read anything from Coe before but picked this one up for €1 in a charity shop!

BarbaraBB It is a very good and entertaining book! 2y
Leannr @barbaraBB excellent news! It's always good to hear that a tome you're about to become invested in is worth it 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
BarbaraBB Definitely. You won't be sorry I think! 2y
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Saturday morning brekkie and a book. Wilde wrote these short stories for his two young sons but I'm not sure how suitable all the themes are for children. Some quite dark but definitely worth the read!

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The King in Yellow | Robert William Chambers
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Started this little number on a dreary day in Dublin. The cover looks almost like a sun, hopefully it will bring a bit of sunshine!