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MayJasper

MayJasper

Joined March 2017

🇬🇧🇪🇺📻📚☕ I don't have too​ many books just too few bookcases #coversublime
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Nicholas Nickelby | Charles Dickens
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#FallTreasures Day 1: #SchoolDays
Not the best of school days!

MayJasper Oops. Wrong month 😕 2mo
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The Apothecary's House | Adrian Mathews
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#FallTreasures Day 5 #SlowBurn
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

For ¾ or may be ⅔ of the book it was a slow burn of an interesting story then it switched dramatically to a fast paced thriller even a little scary. I enjoyed it.

Eggs Sometimes it‘s just what you need👏🏻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 3mo
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Pompeii: A Novel | Robert Harris
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#ConflictedWorlds Day 25 Person Vs #Disaster
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I am fortunate to have visited Pompeii and Mount Versuvius. It is so hard to imagine the power of the volcano when you see the large distance between them. But there are the remains of the town and people still being unearthed till today.

Oryx It's such a fascinating place 3mo
Eggs Sounds like a bucket list item 🌋 3mo
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The Long Earth | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
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#ConflictedWorlds Day 20 Person Vs #Technology
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A new 'stepper' technology is discovered that allows travelling between worlds. But not everyone can 'step'. Will the 'non-steppers' be left behind?

Yes it does involve potatoes! Well it is co-written by Terry Pratchett!

Eggs Fascinating! 3mo
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#ConflictedWorlds Day 19 Person Vs #Memories

How tragic to be among the last and to have to keep retelling tragic events so that the old memories are kept alive.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs 📖❤️👏🏻 3mo
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“I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one-half his days and mad the other.”
― Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

#ConflictedWorlds Day 18 Person Vs #Addiction

A story of a woman's struggle to leave her abusive alcoholic husband and start afresh in a society where this was not acceptable.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

tpixie I loved this book. She may be my favorite Brontë. These are great covers 4mo
Eggs Perfection 👌🏼📖🤗 4mo
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Family Matters | Rohinton Mistry
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#ConflictedWorlds Day 14 Conflicted person Vs #Siblings

Matters are taken to extremes so the care of an elderly family member is forcibly and deceitfully passed from one sibling to another.

One of my favourite authors.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Intriguing 👍🏼💗👏🏻 4mo
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Regeneration | Pat Barker
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#ConflictedWorlds Day 10 Person Vs #Illness
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Shell shock and attempts to cure it. I cannot imagine the conflict for doctors of making patients well enough so they can return to the battlefield to face further bombardments.

Leftcoastzen I need to get back to this series. 4mo
Eggs 🖤📖💔🙌🏻 4mo
CarolynM One of my favourites❤️ 4mo
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Harlequin | Bernard Cornwell
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Thomas of Hookton is the person versus #war in this story.
#ConflictedWorlds Day 7
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I remember picking this book on a whim not expecting it to be my thing. I loved it.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻👏🏻 4mo
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Rewild Yourself | Simon Barnes
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#ConflictedWorlds Day 2 Person Vs #Nature
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

We have trashed the planet, forgotten we are part of nature and it has to be put right. Now!

DivineDiana They all look interesting to me! Stacked “Rewild Yourself”. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 4mo
Eggs Great selections ❤️📚👏🏻 4mo
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Going Postal (Revised) | Terry Pratchett, Terence David John Pratchett
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#ConflictedWorlds Day 1 Person Vs #The Boss
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

In Moist's world conflict with the boss leads to his "unlife".

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🖤📚 4mo
Eggs Great choice 💜📖👏🏻💜 4mo
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#JulyJourneys Day 30 #FriendshipDay
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A lifelong friendship formed when 2 cousins met in extraordinary circumstances. This book still stays with me many years after I read it.

Eggs 🥰📚👏🏻📖 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 4mo
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The Return | Victoria Hislop
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Eggs Perfection ❤️💃🤗 4mo
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#JulyJourneys Day 23 #Lighthouse

I have climbed Souter Lighthouse (northeast coast of England) and seen the seals lounging on the rocks below. Recommended to visit.

I wouldn't recommend journeying to the lighthouse in PD James novel though! Fog and murder feature strongly.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Beautiful! I love lighthouses 4mo
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Pickpick

Just brilliant. It was the right time for me to read this book. I will return to it many times.

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Okay so going to Iraq it's not a journey I am planning but someone must be.

#JulyJourneys Day 20 #Desert
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Well done 👏🏻📚🔥 4mo
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The excerpt is from The Book of Noise also by R Murray Schafer.

I so remember the strange quiet of the first lock down. The birds sounded louder as the city noise was greatly reduced.

#JulyJourneys Day 18 #ListeningDay
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Well done 👍🏼👂🏻👏🏻 5mo
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On the Run | Izai Amorim
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I think this is the only book I have read set in New York and it is a great one. @Izai.Amorim 👍🏻

Here's to the TA-DA city.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#JulyJourneys Day 17 #NewYork

Eggs Great choice! Love the ta-da 🌃 💙 🏙 5mo
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#JulyJourneys Day 14 #BastilleDay
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

An excerpt from Coleridge's poem.

Happy Bastille today to those celebrating around the world 🇨🇵

Eggs Beautiful 💙🇫🇷❤️ 5mo
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#JulyJourneys Day 13 #Japan
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Some great reads here. I suppose I would say The Wind-up Bird Chronicle wasn't my favourite but it certainly made a strong lasting impression on me.

Eggs 🇯🇵❤️🌞 5mo
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Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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#JulyJourneys Day 12 #SimplicityDay
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I like the thought of 'unanxious hens'.

Eggs Beautiful 🐓 ❤️📚 5mo
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https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/poems/picnic/

A sad poem contrasting the lives of non-combatants picnicking with the WWI combatants.

#JulyJourneys Day 9 #Picnic
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Brilliant 🤗📚🧺 5mo
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge | Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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I love the thought of Mont BLANC having a bald head, an awful bald head at that!

https://www.bartleby.com/41/419.html

#JulyJourneys Day 8 #Mountains
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Brilliant! 💙🏔🙌🏻 5mo
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The Truth | Terry Pratchett
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It is not a lie that I love Terry Pratchett books.
It it the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Especially this one.

#JulyJourneys Day 7 #TellTheTruthDay
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 5mo
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The Dogs I Have Kissed | Trista Mateer
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#JulyJourneys Day 6 #NatlKissDay
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Dogs/frogs - I've kissed a few. They certainly weren't princes!

Eggs LOL 😂💋🥳 5mo
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The Riddle of the Sands | Erskine Childers
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I met one of my oldest friends at the seashore. I think we were 4 or 5 when we first met.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#JulyJourneys Day 3 #Seashore

Eggs Beautiful covers and post and quote! Nicely done 👏🏻📚🌊 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️🐚🌊 5mo
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The Giant, O'Brien | Hilary Mantel
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Charles O'Brien is an Irish bard, a man of folklore and a giant. The poverty of 1780's rural Ireland leads him to migrate to London, to try to make a living from making an exhibit of himself.

A book of beautiful prose but still a quick read. The voices of different characters interweave and concentration is required!

⭐⭐⭐⭐½

Thanks to @Lcsmcat for her review that put me on to this book. 😊

Lcsmcat I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 5mo
MayJasper I certainly did. And I was ready for the interweaving of voices after having read Wolf Hall. Time to read Bringing up the Bodies? 5mo
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#CanadaDay

I am so sorry.
Articles from the UK Guardian newspaper.

#JulyJourneys
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

In_the_stacks Thank you for putting this front & centre for this prompt. I am both Canadian and also someone who was raised Catholic, and it is so distressing (though maybe not surprising) to find out what has happened at these schools. For he past 5 years or so I have not felt comfortable celebrating Canada Day for many reasons, but this year I feel this even more strongly. Going forward today should be a day of remembrance. 5mo
Eggs Thank you for sharing this😞😥 5mo
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Trade Wind | M M Kaye
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The last #CuriousCovers today. It's been fun. Thank you @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Day 30 #Lovers

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚🙌🏻 5mo
Eggs Thanks for playing this month ❤️👍🏼📚 5mo
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This book has stayed with me since I read it as a child and only now, thanks to #CuriousCovers, I have found out it was the first book in a semi-autobiographical trilogy.

Day 29 #pets

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Great cover🐇🐰 5mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 28 #Mountains

An eclectic mix of books that's for certain! All on my 'I would really like to own these' list.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

GingerAntics LOVED What the Eagle Sees!!! It would be such a fun book to read with kids, too. 5mo
Eggs Beautiful covers 🏔💙📚👏🏻 5mo
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Day 27 #Cars #CuriousCovers

C. J. Sansom is one of my favourite authors. I have Dominion but haven't read it yet. I like to ration out my favourites.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs ❤️🚘📚👏🏻 5mo
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The Monk of Mokha | Dave Eggers
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So herring and coffee is probably not a great combination.

#CuriousCovers Day 26 #Food
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚❤️🙌🏻 5mo
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The Black Tulip | Alexandre Dumas
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Day 25 #flowers #CuriousCovers

I thought I would have read many books with covers featuring flowers. Seems not. But I did find this one.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Beautiful ❤️🌷🖤 5mo
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This #CuriousCovers challenge was a challenge! Eventually, I came up with this cover for Close Up.
Day 24 #CloseUp

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🙌🏻📚 5mo
eeclayton That's a creative interpretation of the prompt 👏 5mo
Eggs Well played👏🏻🤗👍🏼 5mo
In_the_stacks Oh, I like it! Good idea for the prompt 😊 5mo
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Not one I've read but I like the cover.
#CuriousCovers Day 23 #Building
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Louise This one is an interesting read. 👍 5mo
Lissy1 I just looked this up and it actually sounds really interesting. Adding to my list for sure! 5mo
LeslieO I ❤️ Lillian! And this is a great cover. 5mo
Eggs Love this book❤️❤️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Lillian and this cover is awesome! 5mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Day 22 #Multicoloured #Multicolored 😍
#CuriousCovers

I loved colourful covers! The reason I choose a lot of books.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome covers!! 📚👏🏻 5mo
Eggs I do the same thing 🤗! These are so beautiful 😍🌺 5mo
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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On my To Be Read list for longer than I care to mention.

#CuriousCovers Day 19 #BlueAndYellow

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

rockpools I do like that cover. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙📚💛 pretty cover! 6mo
Ast_Arslan Beautiful book ❤ 6mo
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Eggs Perfect 💙💛🦋📘 5mo
Kenyazero It's worth pushing up the list! 😉 5mo
MayJasper Thanks @Kenyazero will do 👍 5mo
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Eggs True classic 💚📗 🐛✅ 6mo
youneverarrived My son‘s favourite ♥️ 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚📚💚 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover!! 💗💗 6mo
Eggs So pretty 🌸💖👏🏻 6mo
batsy Me too! 6mo
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Letters from an Astrophysicist | Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Who knew I had so many books with stars on them, I didn't until I searched them out for #CuriousCovers Day 15 #Stars

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ✨🙌🏻✨ 6mo
Eggs Great selections 📚🌟👏🏻 6mo
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Kitchen (Original) | Banana Yoshimoto
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#CuriousCovers Day 14 #woman
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

An author I want to try. Any recommendations please?

Eggs Multiples of women 👏🏻📚👩🏻 6mo
EvieBee I loved Kitchen. 6mo
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Frenchman's Creek | Daphne Du Maurier
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👨📚💙 6mo
Eggs Great cover👏🏻📚🥳 6mo
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How fortunate that this is my current read. I am enjoying Lemn's poetry.

#CuriousCovers Day 12 #Gold
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Beautiful 🌟👏🏻🧡 6mo
Nute Cool cover art! (edited) 6mo
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Glad of These Times | Helen Dunmore
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"Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect."
tate.org.uk

#CuriousCovers Day 10 #AbstractArt
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Beautiful images and presentation 👏🏻📚❤️ 6mo
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Maike It‘s so much fun! 6mo
Eggs What a title 👏🏻💜🤗💜 6mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 8 #circles
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Now where did I put this book?

Eggs Perhaps you could pray for it to appear🙏🏻⚪️⭕️🔴🙏🏻 6mo
MayJasper Good suggestion 😊 @Eggs 6mo
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Charlotte Gray | Sebastian Faulks
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#CuriousCovers Day 7 #gray
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
One of my favourite authors 😊

Eggs Perfect 🖤⚪️☑️ 6mo
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