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Libby1

Joined September 2016

American living in Northern Ireland. I love historical fiction, classics, and literary fiction.
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The Colours of All the Cattle | Alexander McCall Smith
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Good morning, @howjessreads !

1. I was awake at 4:00 this morning, but just had some porridge with chopped dates while reading the tagged book. I still love this series 19 books in. It brings such joy. No other author has brought me such joy!

2. I have a BBQ tomorrow night with the animal shelter where I do volunteer work with cats, rabbits, hens, and ferrets. ( @Butterflyamore !) . This also makes me happy!

#friyayintro

Libby1 @howjessreads - this is a beautiful photo. 😊 6h
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The Colours of All the Cattle | Alexander McCall Smith
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Mma Ramotswe put an arm around the boy‘s shoulder. ‘We don‘t hate people, Puso. We don‘t hate anybody.‘

He looked at her sullenly. ‘Why?‘ he asked.

‘Because hate makes you very tired,‘ said Mma Ramotswe. She wondered whether there was more to say, but suddenly she felt tired herself.

azulaco Yes. Yes it does. I love Mma Ramotswe. She is so wise. 6h
Libby1 @azulaco - yes, she is. I love how deep ideas can just sneak up and surprise you in these books. 🦋 5h
TrishB Yes, very wise. But sometimes it‘s hard to let go of it! 5h
Libby1 You‘re up early, too, @TrishB ! You‘re so right. 5h
TrishB Having my cups of tea before getting ready for work! 5h
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The Colours of All the Cattle | Alexander McCall Smith
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‘England is far away,‘ her aunt had said. ‘They used to be here, you know, but now they have gone back to their own place. There was the Queen, and then there was Seretse Khama and our own people. That is called history, you see.‘

‘But who asked them here?‘

The aunt shook her head. ‘There are some guests who do not knock.‘

‘That is very rude.‘

‘Yes,‘ said the aunt.

What a description of colonialism!

TrishB Brilliant 👍🏻 and then take forever to leave.... 19h
Libby1 @TrishB - yup. These books are so thoughtful. Not a lot happens in them but I don‘t mind as there are always so well observed and thoughtful. And funny! 6h
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Flavia in all her glory.

When Flavia‘s sister finds a severed finger in her wedding cake it is Flavia who comes to the rescue. This book also has the most surprising set of villains.

This book is a delicious confection - unlike the aforementioned wedding cake!

rretzler I love the Flavia series! 2d
CrazyLibraryGirl Ooh, haven‘t got to this one yet. Hopefully my local library gets it soon! 2d
Libby1 @rretzler - so do I! 😃 6h
Libby1 @CrazyLibraryGirl - I nearly broke into a spontaneous tap dance when I saw this at the library! 🤣 I hope you‘ll find a copy soon. 6h
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I‘m aware there have been concerns about aspects of this book, as it is a fictionalised account of a true story. As such, it won‘t be entirely accurate.

While this may be the case, I felt the author conveyed the most horrible events imaginable in a surprisingly gentle way.

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Mehso-so

Great ideas, but not well executed.

All of the main characters were women, and this could have been so good. Sadly, the prose style was so plain as to be dull, and I just did not care about what was going to happen.

DogEaredBooks That‘s a bummer especially with that great cover art too 2d
catsuit_mango Husband just brought this back for me from a work trip to the UK... Oh well, I'll give it a try anyway 2d
Libby1 @DogEaredBooksHampton - this book has gotten great reviews so maybe it‘s just me? 6h
Libby1 @catsuit_mango - I really hope you‘ll enjoy it! Considering other reviews I‘ve read many people do. 😊 6h
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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“Because men‘s crimes are ALWAYS ours in the final analysis, aren‘t they, Mr Strike? Ultimate responsibility ALWAYS lies with the woman, who should have stopped it, who should have acted, who MUST HAVE KNOWN. Your failings are really OUR failings, aren‘t they? Because the proper role of the woman is carer, and there‘s nothing lower in this whole world than a bad mother.”

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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“She and Flick got intae a row about who was more middle class.”

My mother-in-law think I‘m very middle class (code - stuck up and snobby) because...

Wait for it...

I read non-fiction.

SERIOUSLY. 🤦🏼‍♀️

WanderingBookaneer 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 1w
Mdargusch Wow! That‘s crazy! 1w
taraWritesSci Now that's just bonkers. 1w
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Connster In that case, I‘m stuck up and snobby too, haha! Thanks for posting this - I didn‘t realise the next Cormoran Strike book had been published (and way back in September too!) I might not have realised for a long time if I hadn‘t seen your post! 😁😁😁 1w
kathedron My mum used to call the TV guide "the telly book": she didn't read anything else. Thank goodness my dad has always been a reader! 1w
Libby1 @WanderingBookaneer , @Mdargusch , @taraWritesSci , @Connster , @kathedron - I think I was feeling a little sorry for myself the day I posted this! Yes, this book was great. I really like this series. So far book 3 was my favourite, but I certainly enjoyed this one. 6h
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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Somebody fixed this.

Much better now.

rachelm Yes! Thank you!!! 1w
Suet624 Dear God! Yes!!! I can't stand this book. 1w
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CaliforniaCay I love this! 😆 when I was working at Barnes and Noble I actually had a customer return this book because she said it was too sad 😭 1w
LeahBergen 😆😆 1w
KathyWheeler So much better! 1w
Laura317 I really didn‘t care for this book. At. All. 1w
bewareofwords 😂😂😂 I didn‘t know I needed this picture until now... it feels like closure somehow lol! 1w
Libby1 @rachelm , @Suet624 , @RaimeyGallant , @CaliforniaCay , @LeahBergen , @KathyWheeler , @Laura317 , @bewareofwords - it‘s odd that I really didn‘t see how awful this book was until I became a parent. When I read it to my son he knew straight away that it was horrible! 🤣 5h
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#GraphicNovel
@Clwojick
#RecommendsDay

Illegal is a graphic novel that explores people trafficking. It‘s a sad, powerful book.

Clwojick His has been on my list for a while! I need to read it. ♥️ 1w
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I just watched this beautiful film about love and art and the power of words.

My husband is a Tolkien super fan and he enjoyed it too.

suzie.reads I can't wait to see it next week 😍 2w
JazzFeathers I'm seeing lots of nice reviews from both Tolkien fans and non-fans. I'll take it as a good sign. I'll patiently wait for September, when the film is due pur here in ltaly... 2w
Libby1 @suzie.reads and @JazzFeathers - I think it was well done. Some of the reviewers called it boring, but it was slower paced and more true to its time and place. I hope you‘ll enjoy it as much as I did. During one scene the tears were streaming down my face. So unexpected. 2w
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I have finally found a copy at my library!

I‘m ditching the book already in my bag. It will have to wait. I‘m sitting in a café with the most amazing cakes and scones and have ordered a black coffee and poached eggs because I‘m trying to be good. Lethal White will help me not to feel too sorry for myself!

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Blackout | Kit Mallory
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I‘m FINALLY sending this on to you, @youneverarrived . I‘m so sorry for the delay.

I really enjoyed this book. 😊

#MentalHealthRoundRobin
@daydreamin_star

youneverarrived No worries! Looking forward to reading it. Shall let you know when it arrives 🤗 2w
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls | Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
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From the Bad Parenting Moments Facebook page (one of my favourites!) via The Decent Mother Facebook page.

batsy Oh god 🤣 2w
Reggie Lololol 2w
Eggs 😂😂 2w
Libby1 @batsy , @Reggie , @Eggs - my husband always did the bedtime story but I thought this was hilarious! The long suffering look on her face... 🤣 2w
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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Bailedbailed

I REALLY tried to get into this but could not. The themes are fascinating to me, but this book was so rambling that I couldn‘t focus. The first paragraph was incredible but the style put me off.

On a side note, when I met them in the early 1990s my sister‘s in-laws had one of those coachmen from the cover in front of their house.

Gross.

Suet624 My in-laws did too. 2w
Reggie It was almost a chore to get through. I don‘t blame you for bailing. 2w
Libby1 @Reggie - I‘m so glad you said that. I‘m not a light weight when it comes to reading, but I really wasn‘t enjoying it. I‘m trying to be more brave about bailing! 2w
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I really liked this one. It was warm and refreshing without being silly, frothy, or romantic. Pieces of Happiness focuses on the lives of five women over 60 who live together in Fiji. I could sympathise with each character, and each one was more than a cliche.

And #Fiji ... I adore grey, cloudy days but have been won over to Fiji by this book.

And the cover and #Endpapers !

Cocoa pods 🤤

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After reading a number of #HeavyBooks recently, this library book spoke to me.

“Take me home! Take me home! Look at how colourful I am! I am about friendship and hope and chocolate and #Fiji ! Give me a try!”

So I did. You can‘t ignore a book when it‘s making such an impassioned plea.

It doesn‘t have a great review on Litsy so far, but I‘m finding it to be beautiful, colourful, and hopeful - just like it told me it would be.

PurpleyPumpkin 😁Sounds like this book called out to you at the perfect time. Kismet!👌🏽 2w
Libby1 @PurpleyPumpkin - I really liked it. I felt like I was in Fiji, which was especially lovely because it‘s been so dreak here in Northern Ireland. Dreak is a wonderful word I learned when I moved here that is a mixture between dreary and bleak. 2w
PurpleyPumpkin Ha, dreak is a great word and one that I'm adding to my vocabulary. There are many days during Canadian fall/winter/spring periods that I can and will use that word. Also, I'm stacking this book! (edited) 2w
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Embers | Sandor Marai
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* No books were harmed in the creation of this photo! 🔥

A simple story, dark and deep, told mostly through the form of a one sided conversation between two old men. Set in a castle deep in the forests of #Hungary , this book is like a winding trail through Medieval woodlands: trails twist and turn, the smell of the earth rising about you in the morning fog, sunlight piercing through the trees in unexpected places.

A quiet book. I loved it.

starlight97 Yay Hungary! 😊 2w
Libby1 @starlight97 - yay Hungary! I visited Budapest a little over a year ago and was completely charmed. ❤️ 2w
Mdargusch Beautiful review! 2w
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starlight97 @Libby1 it really is a lovely city 😊 2w
Tamra That sounds good! 2w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Was JUST reading the blurb on Goodreads. Sounds really good! (I think hearing about this book twice in 5 minutes from two different people means I need to buy it, right?) 2w
Libby1 @Tamra - it was a slow burner (pardon the pun), but beautifully written. 2w
Libby1 Amazing, @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ! Did you get it?!? 🤤 2w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I put it on my Amazon wishlist 🤞 2w
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The Last Black Cat | Eugene Trivizas
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This was my last (most recent) black cat, Jack. He died about 4 years ago. He only lived with us for 6 months, but I feel honoured to have given him a good ending. He was ill the whole time he was with us.

This book is funny, sad, and fierce; an allegory of how society can be manipulated by its own prejudices.

#CatsOfLitsy

Birdsong28 So beautiful 😍😍😍😍📚📖 2w
Lauram 😻 2w
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Libby1 @Lauram ❤️ 2w
Mdargusch 🖤🖤🖤 2w
ReadingSusan ❤️❤️ what a sweet baby. 2w
Tamra 💜💜 2w
Libby1 @ReadingSusan 💕 He was. 2w
Libby1 @Tamra 💜💜 2w
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Oranges From Spain | David Park
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Today‘s #BookHaul !

I‘ve recently done a big clear out, but couldn‘t resist the charity shops this morning. ??‍♀️

I bought all of these for Qc!

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Dracula (Revised) | Bram Stoker
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Itchyfeetreader 😂😂😂 3w
julesG 😂😂😂😂😂 3w
Libby1 @Itchyfeetreader and @julesG - ❤️🐑❤️🧛‍♀️❤️! 2w
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I met the lovely James Runcie at an event tonight for the Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas.

Bright, compelling, funny, and honest, I was impressed not just by his writing but also by his humanity.

If you haven‘t read the Sidney Chambers Granchester books then you‘re in for treat. The tagged book is his most recent, and is a prequel to the series.

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Eyetooth | Frank Rodgers
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A book for middle grade readers about a vegetarian vampire called Count Muesli and his battle against the evil Count Fibula. It‘s action packed and full of great vocabulary.

This was a really fun read.

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“‘You see your world reflected in a mirror, but I have another mirror,‘ Lale says.

... He looks at Lale, and Lale holds his stare.

‘I look into mine,‘ says Lale, ‘and I see a world that will bring yours down.‘

____ smiles. ‘And do you think you will live to see that happen?‘

‘Yes, I do.‘”

cswaingiggles This is very high up in my TBR pile right now! If it‘s half as wonderful as I hope it will be mind blowing. 4w
Libby1 @cswaingiggles - I really enjoyed it and hope you will, too. I plan to review this later today! 2w
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Embers | Sandor Marai
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My coffee matches its saucer. ❤️

I feel almost as if I‘m in Vienna in the late 19th century ad I read this book. The translation is beautiful. I can only imagine how stunning this would be in the original Hungarian.

BethM Beautiful! 1mo
Oryx Let me know how it ends 😋 1mo
RadicalReader Love the pretty artwork on the coffee cup 1mo
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Cathythoughts Sounds really interesting! Stacked 1mo
Crazeedi I've never heard of this before, and it sounds intriguing, putting on my list 1mo
mabell The coffee is perfection 😍 1mo
Libby1 @BethM , @Oryx , @RadicalReader , @Cathythoughts , @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks , @Crazeedi , @mabell - the coffee - and book - were perfection! ❤️📚❤️☕️❤️ 2w
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“I called Miss Daphne, but she says she doesn‘t want ‘er tea. She‘s got ‘er nose stuck in a book. USELESS, I think it‘s called, by some woman called Joyce.”

AlaMich 🤣🤣 2mo
rretzler I love Flavia! 2mo
kathedron Oh, that's fabulous! 😁 2mo
Libby1 Flavia is the BEST. This most recent instalment did not disappoint, @AlaMich , @rretzler , @kathedron ! 2w
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The Sense of an Ending | Julian Barnes
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Panpan

This is a book about memory, meaning, and our common responsibility to one another.

These subjects usually fascinate me, but this book is

Incredibly. Dull.

My sense was that I couldn‘t wait for its ending.

readingjedi 😂😂😂 2mo
Kaye I agree with you on this. I‘d always heard how good it was. I thought it was dry and dusty and boring. 2mo
KathyWheeler I read this book and remember nothing about it. 2mo
batsy I tried to read a Julian Barnes book once ... I finished it but I can't remember which book 😅 2mo
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The Last Black Cat | Eugene Trivizas
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“‘Alie is a lie, no matter how many people believe it. Put that into your head. It isn‘t so difficult to grasp.‘

‘A lie that everyone believes is no different from a truth. It‘s got exactly the same consequences and the pain it causes you is real enough! In other words, a forged truth is no different at all from a real lie.‘”

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The Last Black Cat | Eugene Trivizas
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@TheReadingMermaid posted this lovely meme.

What are you reading today? I‘m reading the tagged book! 😻

TheReadingMermaid How are you liking it so far? 2mo
Samplergal I‘m finishing up 2mo
SilversReviews MY LOVELY WIFE by Samatha Downing - she definitely is NOT lovely. 2mo
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Palimpsest Reading today 2mo
rachaich The Memory Stones by caroline Brothers. Set in Argentina and keeping me hooked! 2mo
Elma Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and 2mo
kaysworld1 So far so good. The writing is really small and I have to get out magnifying glass 😆 2mo
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The Last Black Cat | Eugene Trivizas
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The chapter titles and illustrations already make this more enjoyable than Last Night in Montreal! 😻

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Last Night in Montreal | Emily St. John Mandel
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Mehso-so

Hello from Romania! ??

This was NOT my favourite book. I plan to leave it behind in the café.

Horrible, selfish characters. Depressing. All kinds of trigger warnings. I‘m giving it 3 stars because sometimes the writing was pretty, but otherwise it wasn‘t for me.

JennyM Have fun in Romania! 2mo
TrishB I just decided on this one for one of my challenges......may now have to rethink!! 2mo
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Why I Write | George Orwell
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The quote on the cover is worth its own post.

JennyM Kapow 🙌 2mo
TrishB One of my heroes. And always cuts to the chase! 2mo
wordzie 😎 💘 2mo
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Why I Write | George Orwell
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Thought provoking essays from a truly original mind.

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Why I Write | George Orwell
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“I have not written a novel for seven years, but I hope to write another fairly soon. It is bound to be a failure...”

His next novel was 1984.

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“There are stages to the process of being betrayed by your society. One is jolted from a place of complacency by the discovery of difference, by hypocrisy, by inexplicable or incongruous ill treatment. What follows is a time of confusion - unlearning what one thought to be the truth. Immersing oneself in the new truth. And then a decision must be made.”

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To celebrate #WorldBookDay my son‘s school had an extreme reading photo challenge.

What can be more extreme than an 8 year old trying (pretending) to read War and Peace?

Isaac the guinea pig is there to increase the cuteness factor. ❤️

batsy Aww 💕 3mo
Velvetfur Aaww they're both so adorable! (Guinea pigs are one of my favourites) ❤️ 3mo
JennyM Gorgeous pic. ❤️ 3mo
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Tanisha_A So cute! 😍 3mo
LauraBeth 💕💕 3mo
Cortg I love it! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Too cute!!!! 💙💙💙 3mo
mabell Way to be there for moral support, Isaac! 3mo
JacqMac Wonderful! 💕 3mo
readordierachel Love it 💖 3mo
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Bookstore people are awesome people.

I just read this article on CNN. A bookstore owner had to have emergency surgery, and when other local bookstore workers found out, they pooled their resources and worked for free to keep the bookstore open. ❤️

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Golden Hill | Francis Spufford
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Bewildering.
Bedazzling.

1746 - An enigmatic character appears on the shores of colonial New York City presenting a bill for an impossible amount of money. Who is he really? And what on earth is he going to do with that money?

This book is the literary equivalent of a Tilt-A-Whirl carnival ride: sights and sounds and smells lunge past you, leaving you feeling exhilarated and maybe just a bit pleasantly ill.

Vivid and visceral. I loved it.

LeahBergen Wonderful review! I have this waiting on my shelf. 👍🏻 3mo
RachelO Great review! 3mo
Lauram What a fantastic review! 3mo
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Excellent.

From The Language Nerds‘ Facebook page.

C.Perone 🤣🤣 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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What a dedication.

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Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens
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I‘m currently sitting in a café trying to read Bram Stoker‘s Dracula in preparation for my upcoming trip to Romania.

The book is excellent, but I‘m completely distracted as a woman sitting near me in the café is talking about a dozen different books with her friend. So far I‘ve heard her speak of all of Austen‘s books, Dorian Gray, Oliver Twist, and David Copperfield.

I‘m dying to introduce myself! Should I?

#ToIntroOrNotToIntro
#IAmNotAWeirdo

jhod Yes! 3mo
tournevis Go ahead! Do it! 3mo
Sarah24 Do it! I hate if afterwards when I'm kicking myself for not saying something. There's no harm in a quick hello and interjection, especially when it's about books! 3mo
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Laura317 Give it a go! Let us know what happens. 3mo
DivineDiana Tell her about Litsy! 😀 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Yes!! 😁📚 3mo
Mdargusch So funny. 3mo
starlight97 Enjoy your trip to Romania! 3mo
BiblioLitten Did you talk to them!?!😃 3mo
Naj @DivineDiana what if she is on Litsy?! 3mo
DivineDiana @Naj That would be great! 3mo
Tamra Why not?? I am always thrilled to meet other book worms! 3mo
youneverarrived I‘m intrigued if you ended up saying hello? A trip to Romania sounds exciting 😁 3mo
Libby1 @jhod , @tournevis , @Sarah24 , @Laura317 , @DivineDiana , @CoffeeNBooks , @Mdargusch , @starlight97 , @BiblioLitten , @Naj , @Tamra , @youneverarrived - I‘m sorry it took me so long to reply! Yes, I did talk to her. It turns out that #IAmDefinitelyAWeirdo because I followed her into the next shop and “pretended” to run into her. Yes, it was cringy. Peopling is hard. 3mo
Laura317 Peopling IS hard! Good job, though! #weareallweirdostosomebody 3mo
tournevis @Libby1 Peopling is hard. Also, we love you. 3mo
Libby1 Aw! Love you, too, @tournevis ! 😊 3mo
Libby1 Thanks, @Laura317 🤣 3mo
BiblioLitten That must have taken so much courage. 😍💕 3mo
Naj Well done! It takes a lot of courage to do that and you're definitely not weird. 3mo
Libby1 Thanks, @Naj 😃💕 2mo
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Anne of Avonlea | L M Montgomery
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Blackout | Kit Mallory
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You have totally, totally spoiled me, @daydreamin_star ! 💙

Thanks so much for the parcel and plenitude of gifts! Apologies for taking so long to post a photo.

I‘m looking forward to tackling these for #whodunituk and #MHRoundRobin . I‘ve just finished Rubbernecker today, which was an excellent start!

wordzie 😍 3mo
Libby1 I KNOW, @wordzie ! 😍 3mo
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The Queen and I | Sue Townsend
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Poor Prince Philip.

Still, it could‘ve been worse, and it IS worse in this hilarious comedy from the 1990s.

I read it recently and it was the perfect read to lighten the spirits.

Connster I loved this one! It‘s done really cleverly. Really enjoyed it! 3mo
Libby1 @Connster - so did I! My husband was cross about the ending, though! 3mo
Connster @Libby1 I was too! Bit of a cop-out! 3mo
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Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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A thriller with a main character with #Aspergers ?

I recently posted about my bugbear with “Magical Disabled People” in books. This could have been so bad, but it wasn‘t.

Either Bauer knows someone with #Autism or has done her research because this was spot on.

I really liked the story and the writing and will read more from this author. Thank you, @Christine11 , for choosing this book for #whodunituk !

TrishB I love this author ❤️ glad it felt authentic. 3mo
CouronneDhiver Cool! I love that 👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
merelybookish Oooh I have this bugbear too! 3mo
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merelybookish Tagged book is an example of 'magical disability'. It made me SO mad!! 3mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead This was my pick for #whodunituk, I heard a review of it on Simon Mayo‘s Radio 2 bookclub aaaages ago and finally read it last year so when I joined #whodunituk it seems perfect! Glad you enjoyed it x 3mo
Libby1 @TrishB , @CouronneDhiver @merelybookish - The Keeper of Lost Things made me mad for the same reason! @LoveToReadLiveToRead - thanks so much for picking this book. It was a 5⭐️ read for me, and I remember it fondly. I‘m thinking of buying a copy for my mother in law as she likes thrillers and it might give her some insights into my son. She‘s great with him, but I‘m so immersed in autism stuff and I think it might help her. 3mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Libby1 if your MIL doesn‘t mind used copies I can send you that one back when we‘re done if you like? I‘m happy for it to go to a good home! 3mo
Libby1 @LoveToRead - Hello! Sorry for the delayed reply. You‘re so very kind. I‘d love the book when it‘s done the rounds. Thanks so much 😊 2mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Epic.

Cinematic.

Fantasy world building at its finest.

But don‘t be fooled.

This book is about race in America.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB On my tbr! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 3mo
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Cathythoughts I couldn‘t get into this one ... but I want to try it again 👍🏻 3mo
Libby1 @TrishB - it‘s excellent. Once you get your mind into the world she‘s building it‘s fascinating. 3mo
Libby1 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego - I only have the last book to go! 3mo
Libby1 @Cathythoughts - I found it hard work at the start but once I got my head around it it was fab. 3mo
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The Crow Road | Iain Banks
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Thanks so much for the lovely parcel, @jhod , and sorry it took me so long to post about it. I think you chose this traveling book, right @TrishB ? I‘m looking forward to it!

TrishB We‘re a bit behind on these! Yours is on my get on with it this month! Hope you like this one 😁 (edited) 3mo
Emiller Love the pillow!! 😻 3mo
Libby1 Thanks, @Emiller ! Don‘t worry about being behind, @TrishB . I haven‘t started The Crow Road yet. 3mo
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TrishB Phew....I have no plans this weekend and I know it‘s a little book so 🤞🏻 3mo
Libby1 @TrishB and @jhod - who does this go to next? I‘m sorry I‘m so behind! 2mo
TrishB I‘m very behind too, don‘t feel I‘ve been on top of this!! Thoughts and directions appreciated! 2mo
Libby1 @TrishB - no problem! Do you have any idea who I‘m meant to send it to next? I‘ve finished now. 😊 2mo
TrishB I‘m supposed to send mine to Jess, but haven‘t as I thought I was waiting for something. Is it Ali @Balibee146 ? 2mo
Balibee146 I've been useless.. Still got the book @jhod sent me... Sorry.... I will prioritise it next so if no one else to read Crow Rd I'm up for that too. Xx 2mo
Libby1 Great, @Balibee146 ! No rush and no pressure. I just like to make sure I don‘t forget to send them on when I finish them. Do I have your address? 2mo
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Xingu | Edith Wharton
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Pickpick

Preposterous, snooty ladies partake in the book club from Hell.

Amusing.

Thank you for the opportunity to read this, @SerialReader !

TrishB Great summary👍🏻 3mo
ErinSueGreads Loved this so much! One of my favorite serial reads! 3mo
Blaire I love Wharton and have never heard of this one! 3mo
Libby1 Thanks, @TrishB . I LOOOVE #SerialReader , @ErinSueG . I‘m reading Dracula 🧛‍♂️ on the app now in preparation for an upcoming trip to Romania. @Blaire - I‘d only read Ethan Frome, which I‘d loved. This one is a short read on @SerialReader . 😃 3mo
Blaire It sounds really fun! 3mo
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I went to a fundraiser book sale at a local church this morning.

This is my #BookHaul :
1. Clear Waters Rising - Nicholas Crane
2. The Girl in the Red Coat - Roma Ligocka
3. 1984 - George Orwell
4. My Little Afternoon Tea Book (Recipes)
5. Notes from an Exhibition - Patrick Gale
6. The King‘s Curse - Philippa Gregory
7. Nothing to Envy - Barbara Demick
8. 1066 & All That - W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman

Have you read any of these?

kathedron This one's on my Overdrive wishlist. 3mo
batsy Only 1984, which was pretty amazing/devastating. 3mo
EmilyM Nothing to Envy is excellent. 3mo
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BarbaraJean I‘ve read both “year” books—quite different from each other! 1066 & All That (pretty funny) and 1984 (good, but so unsettling). 3mo
LeahBergen Nice haul! 3mo
Libby1 Thanks, @kathedron , @batsy , @EmilyM , @BarbaraJean , @LeahBergen . Sorry it‘s taken me so long to reply. I‘ve missed you guys! ❤️📚❤️ 3mo
BarbaraJean Glad you‘re back! 😊 3mo
Libby1 Thanks, @BarbaraJean . You‘re a star. ⭐️ I hope you‘re well! 2mo
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Rubbernecker | Belinda Bauer
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“He shook his mother‘s hand off his arm, and she said sorry to him then. She was sorry about everything, always.”

TrishB Aren‘t we all....😔 3mo
Libby1 @TrishB - I already mentioned that #IAmDefinitelyAWeirdo , but we totally have to meet in real life! 3mo
TrishB That would be fun 😊 3mo
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