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LostInSpace

Joined July 2020

Mum, Dork, Bookworm, Engaged 👻
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Woom | Duncan Ralston
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What in tarnation did I just read?

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bthegood enough said - TBR'd - 😅 1mo
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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Mehso-so

I found this really uncomfortable reading but I couldn‘t put it down.

What a messed up story.

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Tomie | Junji Ito
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Just finished this.

I really enjoyed it, the art is good and the stories are messed up!

It‘s repetitive but there was enough variety to keep me interested!

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The Cosmic Puppets | Philip K. Dick
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Another really bizarre one from PKD.

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The Shining | Stephen King
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Haunting, terrifying, and a horrible insight into the unravelling of a mind, falling into insanity.

The hotel is creepy, filled with horrors around every corner, I felt so sorry for Danny and everything he had to face and overcome.

Jacks battle with the hotel was raw, hard to read, and as one of his final acts to tell his son how much he loved him - you knew the hotel did not win.

Another enjoyable novel from SK.

bthegood One of my favorites - People often say the book is better than the movie - very true here - the movie almost feels like a separate entity (character of Jack and ending in the movie so different from the book) - but it is an enjoyable movie if you don't go in with the expectation that it will be like the book 🙂 I have found that I am usually disappointed with the movie interpretation of Kings books (even when he has had a hand in making them) - (edited) 3mo
LostInSpace @bthegood I haven‘t seen the movie yet but of course I have seen the scenes of Jack going crazy (bathroom scene, scene on the stairs) in my mind the two just don‘t seem to match up. The Jack in the story seemed nuts yes but much calmer, less unhinged then that. I don‘t know, from what I know of the film I‘m not sure I‘d enjoy it if I thought of it as the books, as you say separate entity 🤣 3mo
LostInSpace @bthegood though I did enjoy the original pet sematary movie - I haven‘t seen the most recent one yet 3mo
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Plague from Space | Harry Harrison
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This was a wild book, aliens, plagues, some casual sexism (why not 🙄)

This book shows it‘s age, however I did enjoy the storyline and the general writing style is easy to follow.

I think it could have probably been longer and more detailed but for a quick read, it was enjoyable enough!

rwmg I forget whether I've read that particular one but I found Harry Harrison hilarious as a teenager 3mo
LostInSpace @rwmg I enjoyed the general story line but some of it was pure cheese, as you‘d expect from a novel like that I suppose 🧀🤣 3mo
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My Friend Dahmer | Derf Backderf
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Well written and well drawn.

A sad and scary insight into the teenage years of Jeffrey Dahmer.

Troubled from the start, with a family that never paid him any attention, no friends and completely isolated, life was very lonely for Dahmer.

Haunted by his thoughts and fantasies, this is the start of him becoming a monster who would go on to kill.

A really interesting though sad (for all involved) read.

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I love this series, anything history related always holds my interests.

In the 3rd book in the series, the team travels to Troy to see the Trojan horse, they get in all sorts of trouble and find different ways to cause chaos.

The world building is awesome, the character development is exceptional. Looking forward to the next book!

UwannaPublishme I see an adorable pug! 😍 3mo
LostInSpace @UwannaPublishme I tried to get him to look at me but he wasn‘t having it! 🤣 3mo
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Plague Pit | Mark Ronson
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I really enjoy anything plague related and this was good!

A bunch of workmen accidentally open a plague pit and manage to infect the whole of London, causing mass deaths and chaos, with looting and violence.

The writing style isn‘t the best but the story was interesting enough 🦠🦠

swynn And what a great cover! 3mo
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Ugh I‘m not really sure how I feel about this one.

The writing style feels very jumbled, with over the top descriptions of things that aren‘t even related to the story or what‘s happening, quite often I felt lost.

The only redeeming feature is Area X itself, there isn‘t much to go on, on what‘s really happening in this abandoned and disturbed place.

If I read the next book, I hope I get some more clarity because I feel a bit let down.

shanaqui If I remember rightly, the whole trilogy is very much in the same vein -- I enjoyed it all, but I can't say I remember much by way of explanations! 3mo
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The Human Son | Adrian J. Walker
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After humans have destroyed the planet and become extinct, a species called Erta try to fix things and bring humanity back to life.

Ima is the Erta who takes on the task of bringing up Reed.

As he grows and changes she realises she loves her child, and will do almost anything to protect him.

A story that revolves around a mothers love, a species destroyed, a planet remade. I loved this one, this will stick with me for a while 🌍

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Mehso-so

Was a quick and easy read.

Nice to know some back story from the villain from my favourite Disney movie 🧜🏻‍♀️

Was enjoyable enough to hold my attention, though it very closely followed the movie itself.

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This is one of my favourite series of all time.

The ending was perfect, left open to interpretation in terms of what the characters did next.

The characters are well developed, the storyline and world building are amazing and very well thought out.

I would recommend this series to everyone!

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This has so much potential but was actually terrible 😩

The unlikable characters, over the top descriptions (really not needed).

The story could have been amazing, however this was pure junk.

The only thing going for it is the cool cover 😵‍💫

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I really liked this, and it wasn‘t what I expected at all.

The twist was something I didn‘t see coming, such an original and cool idea. As Santi and Thora navigate through their many lives, they have to find the real meaning of their constant reincarnation.

As long as they find each other they‘ll be ok, such a sweet story about friendship, fate and learning to grow as a person in different stages of life.

Definitely recommend this one!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover 💛🖤 4mo
bthegood stacked - thanks for the review 🙂 4mo
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In The Miso Soup | Ryu Murakami
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What a weird and disturbing story.

Kenji is a tour guide for those who are seeking something a little extra in Japan, such as hookers, drugs and other unmentionables.

His client Frank, is beyond strange, unreadable and completely unpredictable. Also a murderer.

Shockingly cut-throat and bizarre reading. 🍜

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NOS4R2 | Joe Hill
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Wow this was a trip!

Charlie Manx feeds on kids in his weird messed up world called Christmasland, he steals their souls and they spend eternity celebrating Christmas in a screwed up world of joy.

Violent, messy, some great characters, here‘s to you Maggie 💪🏼

Hills writing style is just like his fathers and I loved it! 🎅🏻

fredamans I loved this book. The show is pretty decent too, it really brings the book to life! 4mo
LostInSpace @fredamans I‘ll have to check it out! 4mo
fredamans @LostInSpace It's on Prime! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. 4mo
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The Heart of the Circle | Keren Landsman
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Mehso-so

Didn‘t grab me like I‘d hoped. A wishy washy romance, a wishy washy fight for rights, this book didn‘t know whether it was a romance novel or a paranormal novel.

I really liked Daphne as a character, her unrelenting loyalty to her friends is admirable.

Certainly the topic is on point and relatable to the world we live in today - a group of people segregated for things they can‘t help and wouldn‘t change.

A meh read.

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I felt it was too detailed in places and went off on a tangent.

Such a unstable and unsure walk of life, mostly based on youth, beauty and allure, and once those you were gone you didn‘t have much going for you. Securing a wealthy man early in life was absolutely imperative.

I felt sad for these women, rich and beautiful but all could fall down in the blink of an eye.

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The Midwich Cuckoos | John Wyndham
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Such a strange and disturbing story.

In the town of Midwich, a ‘dayout‘ happens where everyone falls unconscious, when they wake, all the women of childbearing age are pregnant.

The Children are strange, they all appear alike, they can communicate telepathically and they appear as one rather than separate entities.

Where did they come from and what do they want?

Creepy, atmospheric, and well written. Another good one from Wyndham.

braddsibbersen Great book. Not a fan of that cover though. My pocket paperback edition has a much pulpier, 1980s horror thing going on which I much prefer 4mo
Caz1 Yep I loved it too 1mo
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The stories in this book are all so crazy and baffling, totally typical of PKD.

My favourites were The Second Variety and What The Dead Men Say.

What an absolutely mystifying and crazy brain PKD must of had 🧠

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I enjoyed this! I really like the movies so it made sense to delve a little deeper reading the books!

I love how much more detail you get in the novels, more insight into the characters, their actions, you can really feel the fear in this book too!

braddsibbersen Read this in grade school because I wasn't allowed to see the movie! Foster is terrific. He's the actual author of the original Star Wars novelization, and his novelization of Disney's The Black Hole almost makes the ending coherent. 4mo
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The Kingdoms | Natasha Pulley
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Mehso-so

Bit disappointed with this for my first read of 2022.

Too many characters, too many timelines, and nothing made any sense til literally the last few chapters.

I liked Kite and Agatha, about the only redeeming features of this confusing and never ending book 😬

Vansa Please read ONly a Monster by Vanessa Len if you're in the mood for some time travel fantasy!! It's gripping, moving and super well-written with memorable characters. Here's my full review!
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4367440444?book_show_action=false&from_rev...
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The Knife's Edge | Stephen Westaby
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Some jarring reading, what strength it must take to be a heart surgeon dealing with dying patients including children.
Westabys memoir of his life as a heart surgeon is insightful, and interesting, his sadness at the failing NHS we all know of is relatable, once the best health service in the world, now on its knees.

All I can say is what a remarkable man, I can‘t imagine how strong and calm you must be to operate in such desperate conditions.

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Buffy: The High School Years: Freaks & Geeks | Faith Erin Hicks, Joss Whedon
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These are so much fun and make me feel so nostalgic for the old school buffy 🖤

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The Nakano Thrift Shop | Hiromi Kawakami
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Mehso-so

Not my favourite by Kawakami.

A interesting insight into Japanese culture and life. Not much really happens, a bunch of awkward and unsociable characters thrown together to run a thrift store, bumbling through life unsure of themselves or each other.

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Horrid | Katrina Leno
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Mehso-so

Mental illness or a ghost? This story never really seems to come to a conclusion of either and you are left wondering, I found the storyline quite predictable, feeling like I was one step ahead of the protagonist all the way through.

The ending was terrible, with nothing wrapped up and no questions answered.

The cover art is beautiful, the story was okay but I felt it was unfinished with a very abrupt ending!

Reggie Yikes that cover. 5mo
LostInSpace @Reggie I bought it cos I liked the cover - goes to show! Beautiful cover art, mediocre book! 5mo
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The Shape of Water | Guillermo del del Toro
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I really liked this story however I felt it went on for a bit too long. There was quite a lot of filler, rather than actual meaningful story.

The multiple POVs mean this story is complex and really well written, I really enjoyed how the characters were entwined together, especially Giles and Zelda‘s feelings towards Elisa.

Overall enjoyable, though strange. Not sure about the fish porn 🤣

bthegood love this review - thank you !! 5mo
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A great debut from this author.

Korede is a nurse who is good at her job, she takes no nonsense and is a meticulously clean and good worker.

Her sister Ayoola is beautiful, shallow and a serial killer, she can‘t help herself from killing every man she has a romantic involvement with.

Korede spends her days dealing with her sisters messes, until the day she has to choose between what‘s right and her family.

Fast paced, dark but also funny!

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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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Wow, what a sad story.

A father who will go to the ends of the earth to protect his son in a post-apocalyptic world. You can really feel the soul destroying desperation as he struggles to keep himself and his son alive.

It‘s beautifully written, but heartbreaking.

Reggie Oof this one is soooooo dark. 5mo
LostInSpace @Reggie I know, I really wasn‘t expecting some of it to be that sad 5mo
bthegood I have TBR'd it - for after the holidays! 5mo
LostInSpace @bthegood definately save it for after Christmas! 5mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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I loved this.

Keiko has always been a store worker, she lives and breathes her convenience store life and that‘s where she is happiest.

As she struggles with the shackles of society that are imposed on her by her friends and family such as getting a ‘real‘ job or getting married, she realises that she doesn‘t care for that, she is who she is and that‘s that. A convenience store worker.

We could all learn from Keiko.

bthegood I loved this message as well - enjoy the holiday season with your little one! 🙂 5mo
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The Daylight Gate | Jeanette Winterson
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Mehso-so

A surprisingly intense and interesting read.

Overall too many characters and lines of story to keep up with.

Short, enjoyable, but not overly remarkable.

Have a cute picture of baby Ethan to make up for the moderate story and review!🖤

Cathythoughts He is adorable 🥰 5mo
bthegood absolutely precious - 🙂 5mo
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They Thirst | Robert R. McCammon
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A classic horror with some serious 80s vibes.

Gave me some fuzzy nostalgia.

Was a little too long though, took a while to get into the swing of things and although I like setting the stage, the vampires didn‘t really appear til half way through.

Still fun to read! 🧛🏻‍♂️🧛🏻‍♀️

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Chernobyl - the Zone | Francisco Sanchez, Natacha Bustos
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Beautifully poignant.

Eerily done and well drawn.

Following 3 generations of a family and what happens to them during the Chernobyl disaster.

Such a terrible tragedy with long lasting consequences.

bthegood Chernobyl series on HBO a few years ago - really well done - amazing what lengths a government will go to in order to protect the government rather than the people - thx for posting - it is on my TBR 👍 5mo
TheNeverendingTBR @bthegood I agree, that series was very well done! 🙂 4mo
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Hero at the Fall | Alwyn Hamilton
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Enjoyable but mediocre end to the trilogy.

Wrapped up all the loose ends and I felt satisfied with the ending.

I never felt particularly enamoured or connected to the main love story or interest but it was a decent enough story to keep me interested til the end.

Predictable, but enjoyable.

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An interesting take on the origin story of The Wicked Queen.

A good moral message on how beauty and vanity can destroy a person and become an obsession.

Definately going to read the others in the Villians series!

Cathythoughts That‘s some eyebrow 😳 6mo
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Every time I read something of Ishiguros it stays with me for a while.

A profound and thought provoking story of a robot who can think and feel, and keeps her sickly best friend Josie company whilst hoping for her recovery.

Seeing the world through Klaras eyes is refreshing as she tries to navigate a human world she doesn‘t quite understand.

What a gorgeous story 🖤

IuliaC Great review! I enjoyed this novel very much👍 6mo
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Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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Carnivorous and disturbing plants decide to use a freaky event which blinds the world to rise up and cause humanity to revert back to their more primitive ways.

Triffids are creepy and a little weird and nothing is really given away about what they are or how they came to be on earth, our main character Bill somehow manages to survive and find happiness throughout the shitshow of the apocalypse 👍🏼🤣 good job Bill!

Another classic down 🎉

DinoMom Love the mug! 6mo
rwmg I had the distinct impression that the triffids had escaped from some sort of genetic experimentation laboratory a few years before the story and become a fashionable garden plant. 6mo
LostInSpace @rwmg possibly, he briefly touched on what they were but there wasn‘t a solid classification, Wyndham left most of that to the imagination I think! 6mo
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Wrecker | Noel OReilly
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I was drawn in by the cover and feel of this book however I felt deflated and disappointed after finishing it.

It promised a much more enthralling story than it delivered. The writing is well done and very atmospheric but the storyline and romance really fell short of my expectations.

This could have been a really intriguing story, with wreckers scavenging off victims of shipwrecks but overall it was very dull and left a lot to be desired.

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Ubik | Philip K. Dick
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Just finished this whilst my daughter is in her dance class.

Enjoyed it immensely!

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Literally the cutest 😩😍

Cathythoughts What a little dote ❤️😍 6mo
Megabooks 💜💜💜 6mo
bthegood I'd never get anything done, I'd just stare at him all day, cute🥰 6mo
reading_rainbow Congratulations!!💛💛💛 he‘s so sweet 🥲💕 6mo
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Hound of the Baskervilles | Arthur Conan Doyle
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🐶👻

Another one down with my reading bud 📚

Reggie Omg. 🥰so cute! 6mo
Cathythoughts The cuteness 🥰 6mo
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Hound of the Baskervilles | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Such a little love 🖤 @TheNeverendingTBR

TheNeverendingTBR Sleeps during the day, up all night 😂 6mo
readingjedi Adorable 😍 6mo
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JessClark78 🖤 6mo
wanderinglynn Precious! 💛 6mo
BookwormM Adorable 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Awww 🥰 6mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 🥰 6mo
KateReadsYA How sweet, I just gave birth to my 3rd son on 9/9, what's your little beans bidthdate? 6mo
LostInSpace @KateReadsYA Ethan was born on the 3rd October 🖤 he was 4 weeks old last Sunday! 6mo
KateReadsYA @LostInSpace oh wow we have baby buddies hahahaha 💕 so awesome! And his name is so cute. We chose Georgie for our son!!!! 6mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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“We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end. We have conquered ours, or so we believe.”

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Tales from the Cafe (Original) | Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Sunmark Publishing Inc
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Seasons flow in a cycle.
Life too, passes through difficult winters.
But after any winter, spring will follow.

Another amazing book from Toshikazu Kawaguchi. 🖤

IuliaC These are two gems! 😍 7mo
LostInSpace @IuliaC 100% I was moved by both books, he‘s a very talented author! 7mo
BookwormM Loved both of these 7mo
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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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This was a fun read, and the cover is super cool.

I wasn‘t bowled over by the story and some of it felt quite childish, however I enjoyed it enough for a quick and easy read whilst caring for a picklebutt newborn 😍🖤

BookwormM Your reading companion is a little cutie 🥰 7mo
ElizaMarie I have to agree, this reading companion of yours just takes the shine! Also... that book looks interesting. I might try to find it on Libby :) 7mo
Reggie I love how sometimes they look like old people. Sooo cute! 7mo
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Cathythoughts This is your new baby ❤️❤️❤️❤️ oh how adorable.. you must be over the moon 🥰 7mo
LostInSpace @Cathythoughts yeah he‘s nearly 3 weeks old, absolutely flown by! 🖤😍 7mo
Cathythoughts What did you call him 7mo
LostInSpace @Cathythoughts Ethan Thomas ☺️ 7mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 😍😍😍 I hope we see more pics of Ethan Thomas in the future 💫… ( my daughter is due in January… happy days ❤️) 7mo
bthegood He is beautiful 🐣 7mo
LostInSpace @Cathythoughts congrats to you and your daughter, babies are the best! 🖤 7mo
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The Maid's War | Jeff Wheeler
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Ankarette is one of my favourite characters, it was enjoyable to find out more about her and more about The Maids story 📚

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Ethan Thomas, 6lb 7oz, 3-10-21

Hopefully be a huge bookworm like his parents! 🤓

Tagged the hungry caterpillar because he is an absolute boob monster already 🤣🥰

@TheNeverendingTBR 🖤

readingjedi Meep! So cute! Have to look away now cos I WANT ONE!!! 7mo
Reagan Congratulations 🥳 7mo
IuliaC Congratulations! 🎈👶 7mo
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ozma.of.oz Congratulations! 🎉💕🎉 7mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🎉Congratulations!🎉 7mo
Chelsea.Poole Congratulations! 📖 🐛 7mo
MicheleinPhilly Congrats! 7mo
JessClark78 Congratulations! 7mo
bthegood Congratulations @LostInSpace and @TheNeverendingTBR - he is beautiful 😊 (edited) 7mo
Q84 Congratulations 🎉 7mo
Traci1 Congratulations! ❤❤ 7mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 🎉 7mo
BookwormM Congratulations he is gorgeous 7mo
Reggie Congratulations!!! 7mo
LostInSpace @Cathythoughts this was when we announced his birth! 7mo
Cathythoughts Thanks for tagging me .. how did I miss this ?! ! ( I must be getting on a bit 👵🏻) Congratulations, what a gorgeous boy 😍 7mo
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Such an enjoyable read.

I loved the characters, the storyline, I didn‘t see the twist at the end coming!

Such a cool little premise and I wonder whether shops like the one in the story actually existed - most likely!

Definately recommended - first 5⭐️in ages!

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