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Thunderstruck | Erik Larson
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I always hear AC/DC when I see the word thunder. I don't even love this song but Thunderstruck is such an ear worm. #Thunder #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 Agree. I don‘t like it either but it is an ear worm. 20h
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Some “Home” titles #Homesick #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 Were these good? I haven‘t read any of them. 📚 1d
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Wiley Cash is one of my favorites and I always like Jennifer Wiener. The other one I haven‘t read but the movie Lion is based on it. The movie was good. 1d
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Girls Like Us | Cristina Alger
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These books with similar titles seem different based on their covers. I'm fascinated by books with the same or almost the same titles. #GirlsLikeYou #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! ❤️ 3d
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Also this song has been in my head all day! 3d
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Love Lies | Amanda Lamb
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I've never read this book, but this murder case happened in the next town over. The author is a reporter who covered the case for one of our local TV stations. The Triangle area is also home to the Michael Peterson case made famous by the documentary The Staircase, and a few others that have been covered on Dateline. A creepy claim to fame! #LoveLies #AMonthOfSongs

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Lucifer Book Two | Mike Carey
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I love this song but I'm just using the prompt as an excuse to post Tom Ellis as Lucifer from TV. The Netflix season is great! There are definitely a lot of #BrokenHalos in the show. #AMonthofSongs

wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️😍 He‘s so fabulous! I love Lucifer and so happy that Netflix saved it. 5d
OriginalCyn620 I was hoping you‘d do this! 😝 I thought about doing it myself! ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
cbowlin1921 Just watched this season and it was so incredible! 5d
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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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A few books that made me cry, sometimes from anger and sometimes from sadness. #NoTearsLefttoCry #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 I love Sally Field...I should read that one! 6d
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 It's very good and she wrote it herself. There's a lot of sad parts, but I enjoyed the book. 6d
marleed Although I didn‘t particularly like the writing flow of Radium Girls - that story though! It‘s been 6 weeks and I‘m still thinking about those girls - it just makes my blood boil. I‘m grateful to know this story. 6d
MallenNC @marleed I read it over a year ago and I still recommend it often. It was infuriating but I was so glad to learn their story. 6d
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Kiki, do you love me?

If Kiki were in this book, you could bet not. This is a funny look at different famous couples from history.

#InMyFeelings #AMonthofSongs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💗🧡 1w
OriginalCyn620 I need to read this! 1w
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I listened to the audiobook and the lady‘s voice was perfect for it. The perfect sort of sarcastic tone. 1w
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Some think women are too #delicate for war but these books show women have always played a role. I‘m reading the tagged book now. #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 Great interpretation of the prompt! 1w
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Well, you know I didn't listen to the song! Thanks. 1w
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC Oh, I know! 😝 1w
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I just bought a ticket to see Louise Penny! I'm behind on her series, but I might be able to catch up in time. I've seen her before and it was really fun.

Graciouswarriorprincess I wanted to see her but the tickets were pricey.
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MallenNC @Graciouswarriorprincess They were but I don‘t have this book so I splurged. When I saw her last time it was held here at work so it was free for me. So I owe her one! 1w
Graciouswarriorprincess @MallenNC Understandable. I just don't have a job yet so no extras for me. Still searching for a permanent full time job. :(
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MallenNC @Graciouswarriorprincess I understand that. There have been other times I would not have been able to either. I save in other ways. I wish you all the best in your search. 1w
Graciouswarriorprincess @MallenNC Thank you. I regret ever moving to NC. If I could move back to Maryland, I would do it in an instant. Books are my only saving graces that keep me sane. 1w
MallenNC @Graciouswarriorprincess I‘m so sorry. I know it has been tough. 1w
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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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A selection of books set in #Havana. Historical fiction, spy novels, and one nonfiction look at modern Cuba. #Havana #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 😎 1w
marleed Next year in Havana was my favorite book cover of 2018 - and I liked the book too! 1w
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MallenNC @marleed The cover is beautiful! I have it on my shelf, just waiting for me to get to it. 1w
AlaMich Oooh, I will have to investigate these. I‘m so interested in Cuba! 1w
MallenNC @AlaMich @AlaMich They look good to me! I want to find the nonfiction one, The other side of paradise (edited) 1w
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Some of my favorite recent reads (in the last year or so) that have love at the center of their stories. #LoveSomeone #AMonthofSongs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 1w
OriginalCyn620 Excellent! 👌🏻 1w
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The Bloodprint | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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I‘m always fascinated by the different covers books have in the U.S. vs the U.K. For these two, the U.K. version is on the left. I love the U.K. version of The Bloodprint but for Convenience Store Woman I like the U.S. one best. It‘s so cute. Which is most #beautiful to you? #AMonthofSongs

suvata Sometimes I order books from The Book Depository just so I can get the UK cover. #TrueConfession (edited) 2w
MallenNC @suvata I might have to start doing that! 2w
suvata @MallenNC 👍🏻 2w
OriginalCyn620 I love a lot of UK cover versions, most recently the one for Daisy Jones! 2w
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I just looked that one up and it is prettier! 2w
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I'm not really a foodie and I don't think I ever read an issue of Gourmet magazine, but I really enjoyed this book. I work in the communication field so I related to her work. I enjoyed her travels, the struggles of taking the chance on a new job, and colorful revolving cast of coworkers at the magazine. I especially liked the chapter on how the magazine staff helped in a small way after 9/11. I've added her other memoirs to my TBR.

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The Constant Princess | Philippa Gregory
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I just started watching The Spanish Princess, which is based on these two books. Loving Henry VIII definitely had #Consequences for Katherine of Aragon and the rest of the six. #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 Yes, it did! Good choice! 2w
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I have several books (that I haven‘t read yet) about rich American heiresses who married men in the UK who had titles but had run short of money. I don‘t know if any of them said #LoveMeNow at the start of these marriages! I became interested in this after watching Downton Abbey. The Crawleys were this kind of match on that show. #AMonthofSongs

marleed What an interesting collection! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 2w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 2w
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A Deadly Divide: A Mystery | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Another great book in this series! I usually read a couple books at once but after I started this one, I read it every chance I got. The mysteries in this series are always about a bigger picture of human rights and that is handled well because of the author's background in human rights law. I am also invested in the ongoing storylines or the two main characters. I'm looking forward to the next one.

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I have to be at an event for work but my job is basically to sit, out of sight of the audience, beside a camera tripod until the end. So I‘m taking advantage of a little reading time! This book is great.

Lcsmcat Sounds like a great job for a reader. 2w
MallenNC @Lcsmcat It was the perfect task for me! I usually have a more hands-on job so this was a fun break. I finished a couple of chapters. 2w
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Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina | Misty Copeland, Charisse Jones
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Misty Copeland has probably thought she was dancing on her own at times. I loved her book and think she‘s a great role model. #DancingOnMyOwn #AMonthofSongs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2w
Megabooks I loved this book! 2w
MallenNC @Megabooks Me too! She‘s overcome so much. 2w
OriginalCyn620 I had a feeling you might post about this book! I know you liked this one! 2w
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I love it! It is my first thought whenever there‘s something about dancing. 2w
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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#ThereWasThisGirl on the bookshelf! Here are just a few of the thousands of books that come up when you do a search for Girl. #AMonthofSongs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚😊📚😊 2w
OriginalCyn620 It‘s crazy how many books have ‘girl‘ in the title! 2w
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 There were something like 60 on my own Goodreads to read or read shelves. 2w
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I can‘t see or hear the words #YouSay without thinking of the first lines of King George‘s song You‘ll Be Back in Hamilton. Here are a couple of books about the real king. #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 Maybe one day I‘ll get to see Hamilton! 2w
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 It's coming back to DPAC in 2020. I think that's right. 2w
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Since #7Rings uses the tune of A Few of My Favorite Things, I had to post books related to The Sound of Music. The tagged book is behind the scenes of the movie, and the other two are written by Julie Andrews. She's quite the accomplished children's book author. #AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 I do love Julie Andrews! 2w
rretzler Many years ago, when it was first published, I read what I think was her first children‘s book. It was wonderful, by I haven‘t read anything else she wrote. 2w
MallenNC @rretzler I haven't read her children's books and I was amazed at how many she's written! I'm glad to hear her first one was good. 2w
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I love The Sound of Music. It is one of my favorite classic movies. 2w
BooknerdsLife Aww thank you for this post! I love her but have no idea she has written those books! 😍😍 2w
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A Deadly Divide: A Mystery | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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I started this last night and read some during my lunch break. Then I left it on the edge of my desk where it could taunt me. It‘s finally time to read again. I love this series. #Mystery

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Mindy Kaling and I share a similar concern: is everyone hanging out #withoutme ? Probably, because I'm most likely at home reading. #AMonthofSongs

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I used this book for the prompt too! 👌🏻 3w
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I'm not surprised! We think alike pretty often. 3w
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I went to my local library book sale this weekend for the first time. I went on dollar day and ended up with 17 books for $17. (The picture cuts off 3 of them.) Mostly royals and reporters with a Mario Lopez thrown in! The friend who asked me to go bought 3 books and I left with a box full. Now to find space for these. #library #bookhaul

DivineDiana Great haul! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3w
MallenNC @DivineDiana Thanks! I couldn't resist when they were just $1 each! 2w
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Unmarriageable | Soniah Kamal
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I love a retelling, and a Pride and Prejudice retelling is irresistible to me. This one was great fun.

DGRachel Alright. That does it. I‘m dropping my other reads and starting this one! 😆 3w
MallenNC @DGRachel I hope you like it! 3w
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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My first thought for #BeautifulCrazy was Wuthering Heights, specifically the TV version with Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley. The truth is I really don't like this book at all, but I will rewatch the movie of it! #AMonthofSongs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻❤️📚 3w
OriginalCyn620 I prefer this tv version to the book as well. And no, Hardy has nothing to do with that 😝 (he totally does) 3w
Palimpsest I don‘t like this book either. 3w
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The books on my shelf with #Better in the title or subtitle. I think reading any good book makes you better! #AMonthofSongs

JenReadsAlot Have you read Amy Robach yet? 3w
MallenNC @JenReadsAlot Yes, and I liked it a lot. I actually read it when someone close to me had been diagnosed with breast cancer (she's fine now!) and it helped me understand what she might be going through. Plus I just like Amy on GMA. 3w
JenReadsAlot I love her on GMA! I'll add it to my list! 3w
OriginalCyn620 Agree! Reading makes us all better! 📚🎶 3w
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A Touch of Stardust | Kate Alcott
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I found a list of books to read after watching A Star is Born, and these two sound most interesting. And just to be #Shallow I'm adding a picture of Bradley Cooper for good measure.

https://ew.com/books/10-books-to-read-if-you-loved-a-star-is-born/?slide=6096496...

#AMonthofSongs

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! And thanks for the pic of Cooper! 👌🏻📚🎶 3w
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 You know me! I really wanted to post one from the A-Team but I couldn't find one I liked. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh Bradley 🔥🔥🔥 3w
MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you heard him speak French? Swoon. 3w
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I have to admit I never paid any attention to the lyrics of #Eastside until this challenge. It seems to be about teen romance, so here are some of my favorite YA romances. #AMonthofSongs

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Love all those! 👌🏻 3w
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I feel like I post The Sun is Also a Star about once a month 3w
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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1. Jane Eyre
2. Beezus and Ramona
3. Goodreads and Litsy
4. This is my mom with me last week at a garden tour and tea in a historic neighborhood in my town. It is an annual fundraiser that I took her too for an early Mother‘s Day. (With a couple inset pictures so my layout works!)
5. @originalcyn620 & @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks have y‘all done this?

Thanks for the tag @4thhouseontheleft

#wonderouswednesday @eggs

OriginalCyn620 Love the pic of you and your mom! I haven‘t done this, but fun! 3w
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Thanks! It was a fun day. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome pic!! 3w
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Me | Katharine Hepburn
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I decided #ItsGonnaBeMe reading these books this month! Or at least I'll be trying. #AMonthofSongs
@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! You can do it! 📚🎶 3w
Aswenson Looks like a great list! 3w
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April was a great reading month despite the fact that I traveled for part of it and it is also the busiest month of the year at my job. I read 3 fiction and 3 nonfiction this month. The tagged book, Say Nothing, is by far my favorite. It may end up being my best read of the year.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice work! 📖💖 3w
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This is a mix of memoir, short stories (or book excerpts), and travel journal. I enjoyed reading it, even as I wondered why she'd choose this place to work on her book. (She sort of provides an answer.)

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My current listen. I had this out from the library a while back but had to turn it back in before I got too far. The audiobook is fun. I love a retelling.

DGRachel I bought this one in print and can't wait to get to it! 4w
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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The Women‘s Prize short list! This is my favorite literary prize. A lot of times I don‘t love the Man Booker winners. The tagged book is the only one I have already read, though I have Circe and My Sister the Serial Killer on my shelf. Do you have a pick?

Megabooks My Sister tSK is awesome! 4w
Jeannineth My sister The Serial Killer was quirky and I loved it. I also enjoyed An American Marriage a whole lot. 4w
RidgewayGirl Oh, my, I‘ve read all but one of these. 4w
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Bingo | Jeffrey B. Fuerst
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Catching up on my #Nonfiction2019 bingo card. Added the following two:
* Something with history: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe, about the Troubles in Northern Ireland and
* Something from another country: Prisoner by Jason Rezaian, about his imprisonment in Iran

I'm hoping to fill the whole card so I'm jumping around.

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job so far! And some great books! 1mo
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The subtitle of this book tells you exactly what happened to the author. Maybe because I already knew some of the story reading it was at times a bit tedious, but I'm sure that was the nature of his experience. The best part for me was the end, during the part when he was kept on a US military base just after his release, and then the end when he had to become reacclimated to normal life. #nonfiction2019

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I enjoyed this book, which was recommended for me by @bookriot through their Tailored Book Recommendations (TBR) program. I listened to it and that made me a little confused at times about what was going on, but overall I enjoyed it. There's magical realism in this story, which is something I don't usually read. What I liked best were the strong women characters. I also liked hearing the author read her own work.

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My current audiobook. I‘m just starting to get a good idea of what‘s happening but I like it. The author does the narration and she is great.

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I like this genre of amateur female detectives in the Victorian period. I accidentally read a later one before this one and it was nice to see how it started. I like the Charlotte Holmes series by Sherry Thomas too and it would be fun for Veronica to team up with her!

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Beezus and Ramona | Beverly Cleary
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Happy 103rd birthday to Beverly Cleary! Her books made me a reader and they are still enjoyable many years after I first read them.

Reviewsbylola Love the Ramona books! 1mo
MallenNC @Reviewsbylola I have such nostalgia for them. 1mo
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Just started this book. It was on the newer books shelf at the library. I‘m on a nonfiction kick. (My #catsoflitsy reading buddy isn‘t interested) #nonfiction

rretzler 😻Beautiful kitty 1mo
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My Reality | Melissa Rycroft
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Back to work and back to reality today after a 10 day trip to the UK. Trying to power up with tea. The benefit of jet lag in this direction is waking up in time for a little bit of reading.

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This book, which is more of a history of The Troubles than just a murder mystery, is excellent. Fascinating and sad, well researched and well written. I had only a cursory knowledge of Northern Ireland's history and this book was a humanizing look at the conflict and the people caught up in it. I've also never read a book where an academic archive played such an important part.

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The Mitford Murders | Jessica Fellowes
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I find the Mitford sisters fascinating so the title of this historical fiction drew my interest. It was a great book to read while traveling. It is based on a real life case. I liked Louisa, the nursery maid turned amateur detective and the case kept me guessing. I had a small issue with the ending but I won't say what so as not to spoil it. I'm happy to see it is a series and look forward to book 2.

rretzler I didn‘t realize this was actually based on the real Mitfords! 2mo
MallenNC @rretzler Only loosely. They're children in this one, Nancy is the only one with much of a part in it, but that may change in the other books. 2mo
rretzler I‘ve been seeing it and I‘m a big British mystery fan but wasn‘t sure whether I should buy it. Got it on my list now! 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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This hotel does turn down service and I could get used to this life. They even put my book out for me!

Cinfhen Nice!!! 2mo
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The Mitford Murders | Jessica Fellowes
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I spent about 5 hours on a train to Windsor today but that meant I got to read! I‘m 3/4ths through this one. I like it.

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Poldark's Cornwall | Winston Graham
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A few snaps from my day tour around the north coast of Cornwall. This is such a beautiful place!

DivineDiana It must be fantastic in person! Always admiring the gorgeous views in Poldark! ❤️ 2mo
MallenNC @DivineDiana Poldark and Doc Martin are the reasons I wanted to come here. 2mo
RealLifeReading How lovely! 2mo
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Lynnsoprano Of course, Doc Martin! Enjoy! So jealous 😄 2mo
ju.ca.no Lovely😍 2mo
OriginalCyn620 So pretty! 2mo
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Today I visited a historic site in Cornwall that had a small secondhand book shop on the property. So of course I had to buy a few! The money goes to the National Trust.

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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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Currently reading while waiting for the night train to Cornwall

JessNevertheless Her books are a huge reason I'm planning a trip to Cornwall later this year. Hopefully the landscape will live up to her books!! 2mo
MallenNC This will be my first visit so I hope so too! 2mo
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