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LornaDH

LornaDH

Joined May 2016

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GOBLIN. by EVER. DUNDAS
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Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
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Allegedly by Tiffany D Jackson
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You by Caroline Kepnes
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Just started this today, already a quarter through. I‘m a ball of conflicting emotions over this one. In related news, reading slump averted.

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Christodora | Tim Murphy
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I‘m loving this book.

MicheleinPhilly One of my favorites this year! 11mo
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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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This was a recent buy for me that I actually finished! Neil thinks the tag line is movie voice over territory. But brain candy for me. 4 stars.

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Starting on this series. Are these supposed to be funny? I woke Neil up, I laughed so much already.

Leniverse I‘ve never read them, but you‘re tempting me now. I had no idea they were funny. 12mo
Abailliekaras I don‘t find them laugh out loud funny but she does have a sense of humour! 12mo
Zelma I wouldn‘t consider them comedies by any means, but Penny presents all sides of life (happy, sad, absurd, mundane). And her characters are delightful and have sense of humor. I mean, Gabri is hilarious and so dramatic. 12mo
LornaDH I didn‘t really mean comedy, I just appreciate dry humor. 12mo
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The Party | Robyn Harding
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I‘m back. What have I missed? 🍿

Bookworm83 I‘m posting for the first time in a long time, too ❤️ Welcome back! 13mo
LornaDH @Bookworm83 - I don‘t feel so weird now. 💜 13mo
Bookworm83 Not at all 😘 I really enjoyed 13mo
Clwojick I just read another book by Robyn Harding a few months ago, and really enjoyed it. I‘m excited to see what you think of this one. 13mo
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Life is Magic | Meg McLaren
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Isla the butterfly-cat perusing the kids section at Waterstones yesterday! 💜📚

kspenmoll Cute!!! 1y
LornaDH @kspenmoll - more like epic. 1y
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History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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‘I‘m in Glasgow, what‘s yer book order?‘
‘Nothing, just you.‘
‘You can have both. I‘ll surprise you.‘
#myhusbandshouldjoinLitsy

Cinfhen Awwww!!! 1y
LauraBeth 💕💕 1y
kspenmoll ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
sprainedbrain He should join! 1y
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Ok, so Neil is away. Back in two days but soon away for 2 more weeks. I‘m still not sleeping and generally stressed out. Need reading suggestions for when Isla is asleep. Just throw me titles, because I probably own them. Thank you! 🍻

JacqMac I think you need some fun books. I‘m reading the Soulless series. It‘s really fun. And I‘d recommend Jenny Lawson or Davis Sedaris. I hope you get some sleep. 1y
LornaDH Read most of those! But thank you! 1y
sprainedbrain How about The Song of Achilles and Circe by Madeline Miller? She‘s my current author crush because holy buckets, she can write. 😍 1y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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When your weird and wonderful book club sends you a book you‘ve been waiting this whole time to read, it looks like this. With an appropriately covered phone!

Also if you‘ve ever read my blog, I‘m up for an award! Please vote for Gin & Lemonade in the Best Overall category, here: https://sachablack.co.uk/2018/04/06/voting-is-now-open-for-the-annual-bloggers-b... Thank you! #litsygoespostalOG

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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OK so, I finished this yesterday. I loved it. The whole thing broke me, but I loved it.

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Seriously, what do we all think of this one? Halfway through and I think it‘s beautiful.

BookishTrish The first half broke my heart 1y
Traci1 I love that cover so much more than the other one. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m in the minority as usual!!! I didn‘t like it 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1y
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What You Don't Know | Joann Chaney
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Road tripping equals books! 💜

Elisa It sure does! I‘m just in the process of deciding what to bring with me on our road trip this weekend! 2y
Richryan52 Voted. Good luck! Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan? 2y
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Suspicions of Mister Whicher | Kate Summerscale
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Thanks to @Christine11 for my #2018NFBE box. Puts my own lack of wrapping to shame, too. But it's all about the books. And thanks to @inwhichHeikereadsharder for organising the exchange!

Reviewsbylola The Summerscale is fantastic!! 2y
Christine11 You‘re welcome 😊 I‘m glad it arrived safely! I really hope you like it all! 🌸 2y
heikemarie Is that a bookmark in the lower left? I like it!! It was my pleasure! 2y
LornaDH @Chrissyreadit @inwhichHeikereadsharder - I could not track it. It left my house and all I have is the receipt. I can resend the books through amazon once I get back to my computer, but I'm not at home til later. 💜 2y
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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The Dry is my most recent 10 star read. I read Force of Nature immediately after, which never happens. I had The Dry on Kindle, but bought this so I could throw it at Neil. He's nearly done. More Aaron Falk, please!

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Mailbox Monday. For real. Two stacks going out to the next readers for #litsygoespostalog and #2018NFBE @MrBook and @inwhichHeikereadsharder @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit Yay!!!!!!! Thank you 🙏! 2y
LornaDH @Chrissyreadit - hope you like the books. No fancy wrapping or anything. I'm all about the words, ha! Lorna 💜 2y
Chrissyreadit @LornahDh it did not arrive yet- fingers crossed for today! 2y
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LornaDH @Chrissyreadit - first class takes 5 days from here. 📚 2y
Chrissyreadit @LornaDH So excited! 2y
Chrissyreadit @LornaDH not arrived yet. Do you have tracking info? 2y
LornaDH @Chrissyreadit - couldn't get it tracked. It was first class. 5 business days from Monday. 2y
Chrissyreadit @LornaDH it has not arrived. I‘m guessing lost in the mail somewhere. 2y
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Well, I'm back! Thank you to @BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Lacythebookworm and all you other groovy people for the gentle nudges. Happy to be back! What have I missed, besides you guys? This stack is my current situation. 💜☕️🍿

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Love you 😘 2y
Lacythebookworm Yay!! 😍 You‘ve got one of my favs there 2y
MeganAnn Welcome back Lorna! ❤️❤️ 2y
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This is actually the sequel ...Slug of Doom. 💜

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I recently re-shuffled my bookcases. Meet my new/old TBR. 🙄

ReadingEnvy Wow some great books in those piles! 2y
Sue Nice stacks! 2y
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Kind of expected more. And it took me longer to read than I though it would. Just kinda whelmed.

MyNamesParadise Good to know! One of the books on my never ending list! Good to narrow the list down! 2y
LornaDH Kinda feel bad now. You might LOVE it. 2y
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I Love You | Edward Monkton
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Yournewfriendsams ❤❤❤ 2y
LornaDH @Yournewfriendsams 💜💜💜 2y
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Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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I'm in! #GWTWreadalong Haven't read it before.

BibliophileMomma Im in too. A first time reader of too. 2y
Reviewsbylola Love all the first timers! 2y
Reviewsbylola Have you seen the movie? 2y
JacqMac My first time too. I'm really looking forward to it. 2y
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Have this in the house somewhere. Must find it. #wolves #junetunz #toread

Cinfhen It sounds amazing 😉 hope you find it!!! 2y
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Reading this through #netgalley, but it's also out today. Fitting for #SmellsLikeTeenSpirit #JuneTunz

Cinfhen How is it so far??? It's been on my radar!!! 2y
LornaDH @Cinfhen I love the premise. The rest not so much. Halfway done, but now it's 3. Read it though. I hate hating on books unless it's 2y
Cinfhen Hahaha😂ok...so a library request 2y
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GOBLIN. | EVER. DUNDAS
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Taking a break from all other books to read this. Loving it!

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Little Deaths | Emma Flint
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Started this last night. Actually hard to put down.

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Six Stories | Matt Wesolowski
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#mailboxmonday and art by lsla!

britt_brooke Cool! 2y
LukkiAnn So cool!!! 2y
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All Involved: A Novel | Ryan Gattis
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Loving this, taking slight issue with the fact that books set in the 90s are now considered 'historical fiction', though. I'm a grumpy old woman. #litsyatoz

Cinfhen Haha, makes me feel old too but I really thought this book was stellar 💚 2y
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@Lacythebookworm it arrived! Thank you! Going to get lost in it and then send it to my fellow Austen-obsessed cousin. Thanks for helping me find another way to connect to my far away people! 💜 #blinddatewithabook3

Lacythebookworm Yay! Glad it arrived safely! 😊🙌📚 2y
Reviewsbylola Looks cool! 2y
lamom7 I really had fun with this book - enjoy!!! 2y
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He Said / She Said | Erin Kelly

The jury's still out on this one...

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Listening to this audio-book while writing my own words. 💜

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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And...my set-up while Neil and Isla work in the garden. 🌻

Reviewsbylola That looks perfect. 2y
LornaDH @Reviewsbylola it was. But I got a bit fried! 2y
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Saga, Vol. 2 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Everyone up early this morn. Husband on a health kick, so we have a treadmill now. He ran-ish, while Isla and I played a few rounds of hide-and-seek. Now this is happening.

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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Again, WTF did I just read? Intrigued by the next one, too.

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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Hey, @Eyelit. Look what you made me do?! 😜💜
#blameitonLitsy.

Eyelit This makes me so very happy! 👍😄💜📚💚 2y
LornaDH @Eyelit 💜 I'm nostalgia tripping 2y
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Letters from Skye | Jessica Brockmole

#bookmail out to @BookBabe @MrBook , and @PatriciaU ! Much love from this coast to my other one, ha. 🍿

BookBabe 😊❤️ 2y
LornaDH @BookBabe Hi! Did you get it? Spelling mistake wasn't mine. 💜 2y
BookBabe No, we haven't gotten it yet! What spelling mistake? We received the one regarding the grandparent, that's the last thing we got from you. Hope nothing is lost in the mail! 2y
LornaDH @BookBabe Sent two weeks ago now. I can't write on presentable envelopes. So my PA addressed it, and spelt @MrBook's name wrong. Soz. I have the receipt, so it should arrive. 2y
MrBook @LornaDH Aww, lol, no worries 😊. We received it Monday afternoon 😁! 👍🏻👍🏻🍻 2y
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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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Not exactly a sunshiny read. But I love the cover and the sun's slanting on it. Captivated by this book. #maybookflowers

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Reading faces. Also, I put that ring there. 💜 Also also, I've always thought Tall Dude looks like a grownup Harry Potter.

britt_brooke Love this! 2y
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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I've been a major stress-head recently. But instead of reading after family time last night, crashed out. No #readathon finishes. This, however, is The Best first line I've read in a long time: The christening party took a turn when Albert Cousins arrived with gin.

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Off in a Boat | Neil Gunn

Off in a boat. Or not. Ferry was cancelled so we either hafta drive three more hours to meet my sister-in-law after her half-marathon, or my husband is a shitty little brother. See as it's #readathon , I don't know which option I prefer today. 😂

Reviewsbylola You tried! 🤷🏼‍♀️ Time to read. 😂 2y
Dogearedcopy If the travel time is greater than the actual event, I think you both could be forgiven for not going... (edited) 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Loved this. Didn't want it to end. #readathon start is 1pm my time today. So finished this one in preparation!

Purrfectpages Great book! 2y
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Night Waking | Sarah Moss
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Moray_Reads Night Waking is great 🙌 2y
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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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I really have no business buying real books. Especially hardbacks. But these are beautimus. I can't wait to read in daylight, ha!

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The Sport of Kings | C. E. Morgan
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Right, been a bit click-happy recently. Let Go My Hand, Cross-Talk, The Sport of Kings, Good Me, Bad Me. My excuse is: books!

LornaDH PS. @Cinfhen I was just looking out your Baileys post to comment on! 2y
Laalaleighh I want crosstalk. 2y
LornaDH @Laalaleighh I'm intrigued. It's doorstop length. But should be a fast read. 2y
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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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Reading outside in mah pjs while Isla's on the trampoline. Love a transatlantic story with a beautiful cover. Anyone notice my socks with martinis on them? 🍸

KateFulfordAuthor If you like Maggie‘s style, perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

Learn more via the link in the BIO
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I Love You | Edward Monkton
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I've known my husband for 8 years, almost. He has always had a rather impressive, albeit quirky beard. Didn't think I was into beards because my Dad's always had one, too. However. To love Neil is to love his beard. Today there was a shaving malfunction that's resulted in a short goatee. I've been touching his bald face for luck all morning. Won't let me take a photo. But I had to share somewhere! Edit: LOOKIT!!

Hoopiefoot My husband wears a beard from September thru April. I love it and get unreasonably sad when it comes time for him to cut it off for summer. 2y
Alisnazzy Whenever my husband shaves his beard, my soul hurts. 😩😩 2y
Reviewsbylola My husband has had a full beard for probably close to a year. He knows I love it! 2y
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LornaDH @Hoopiefoot @Ambrosnazzy @Reviewsbylola I kinda dig it. But I hate to see him so depressed. 2y
minkyb Oh. i fell in love with my husband and his red beard. I loved it. It has been so long since he had one. Now it would probably grow in grey. No matter. I would still adore it. 2y
jfalkens My husband has had his beard as long as I've known him, I hated beards before(my uncle keeps his untamed, long and unruly) but I love my husband's ☺ 2y
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When you want to read all the books, but you're a bit overwhelmed and you love weird angles and your kid and open doors and fresh air and your bed and your porch. Yeah, that. 💜

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The Graces | Laure Eve
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One review says this is The Craft meets The Secret History. To that I say: JHRC. Take all my money. (2.84 on Kindle UK.)

DGRachel Is JHRC a Clare-ism/Outlander reference? 😂 2y
LornaDH @DGRachel Maybe. But it was a Grandma-ism before the books, haha 2y
DGRachel 🤣🤣 I've just never heard anyone say it! 2y
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'Don't skip that page!' Good advice, kiddo. 💜

LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
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I really need tonight's #readingparty. What are you reading? 💜

Sace At the risk of revealing my ignorance - is #readingparty a thing? What? How does one participate? 2y
LornaDH @Sace Neil and I turn off the TV and read 3 nights a week. Because Isla was getting more reading time than us, ha! Sunday, Wednesday, Friday. It can be a thing. 💜 2y
Sace @LornaDH that's awesome. I think I need to talk my husband into this. 2y
LornaDH @Sace Yay, cool beans. Open to anyone! 2y
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