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Mitch
Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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I started reading this with one eye closed - tense, worried it would disappoint! When your literary idol returns to a world that influenced you so greatly as a teenager - there's a certain amount of nervousness! By the end of page 1 - both eyes were open and I buckled in for the ride! It's a fast paced thriller, faithful to the world she created 30+ years ago.

Smrloomis I was also hesitating for the same reasons but your review convinced me! 📚📚📚 4h
Amiable Great review! 3h
Aaronlisa I quite liked it myself. I just had a hard time with Daisy and her parts at times. I think that was the only reason why I gave it a so-so rating here on Litsy. And it is certainly fast-paced. 3h
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Mitch @Amiable Thank you - its a book you can't say much about without risking spoilers! 2h
Mitch @Smrloomis It cant be a powerful as the first book - because I'm not that person now...but it definitely didn't disappoint! 2h
Mitch @Aaronlisa I wanted to read it slowly - but that proved almost impossible! 2h
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Happy Birthday | Danielle Steel
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squirrelbrain So many lovely cards! ❤️ 1d
Eyelit 🥳🎈🎉 happy birthday! 1d
AmyG What a lovely picture of you two. I hope Mel is taking good care of you today! 😘 (edited) 1d
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litenthusiast Have a Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉💜 1d
QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday! 🎉❤️🎉 1d
Soubhiville It looks like my package to you must have run late. Be on the lookout to stretch your special day a bit longer! ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
LauraBeth Happy Birthday!! 🎉🎉 1d
robinb Birthday Hugs! 🤗🤗💕 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 1d
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚😘😘 1d
Christine11 Happy Birthday! 🥳🎂💗 1d
Mitch @Soubhiville oh, no worries honey ... it‘s lovely to have my birthday stretched! 🤣🥳🤣 1d
Mitch @AmyG he‘s made me peach ice cream! 👍🏼 1d
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 1d
LauraAndTaraAndBooks Happy birthday 🎈🎉🎈 1d
kezzlou85 Happy Birthday ❤ 23h
Mollyanna Happy Birthday 🎂🎈🎂 23h
Gissy Happy Birthday!🎂🎉🎊🎈🎈🎈😘❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 22h
RachelO Happy Birthday! Hope you‘ve had a wonderful day 🌷📚🍷📚🎂❤️ 21h
xicanti Happy birthday! 21h
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Happy Birthday ! 21h
Ruthiella Happy birthday 🎂😀 21h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love to see all of the love shared on Litsy!! It warms my heart ❤️ 19h
nelehelen Happy birthday!!!!! 16h
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Mitch
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Thank you thank you thank you gorgeous friend. Both these book look and sound amazing and to know you‘ve read them and liked them too is a huge recommendation! Thank you so much for making my birthday so special @BookNAround #litsylove

squirrelbrain I‘ve not heard of either of these - they sound fab though! 1d
BookNAround Hope you enjoy them. 😁 18h
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The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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So looking forward to reading this is sounds AMAZING! Thank you so much @CoffeeNBooks for thinking of me - it means the world to me this amazing community #litsylove. Thank you honey 😘

Soubhiville It‘s so pretty! 1d
squirrelbrain Lovely cover! ❤️ 1d
Mitch @squirrelbrain @Soubhiville it‘s super pretty isn‘t it! 1d
CoffeeNBooks Happy Birthday Mitch!! So glad the book made it to you! I hope you have a fabulous day! 22h
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Oh @AmyG I love it all - thank you honey. I new to me author ( so exited by that!) and fabby socks and stationery. Thank you for thinking of me xxxxxxxx #litsylove

Ps. hope you‘re doing well 😘

teainthelibrary I need those socks!! 1d
Mitch @teainthelibrary @squirrelbrain They‘re so brilliant aren‘t they! 1d
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AmyG My pleasure. And I have those socks. You needed to have them, too. 😘 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 I have the socks too!! 1d
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎂🎊🎈🎉🎁 🥳 1d
Gissy Nice socks!👌 22h
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Thank you so much @squirrelbrain such a perfect book! Thank you - I shall really, really enjoy reading that. And of course chocolate is always perfect! Thank you for making my day so lovely 😊

Cathythoughts Lovely ♥️ 1d
jhod Happy birthday Mitch! And its a 'special' one! (though obviously they're all special!) Congratulations! 🎊🎊 🎊 1d
Mitch @jhod it is - although I‘m in denial! 1d
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TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 1d
squirrelbrain I have to say it waved frantically at me from the shelf when I went shopping for you (pick me, pick me!) - I thought it was perfect and just hoped you hadn‘t already read it... hope you‘ve had a wonderful day! 1d
Mitch @squirrelbrain it‘s perfect. Thank you 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 1d
Mitch @TrishB thanks Trish x 1d
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday! 🥂 22h
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The World of Downton Abbey | Jessica Fellowes
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Part of my birthday weekend - a trip to see Downton the movie (a bit of escapism!). Our cinema was doing a special afternoon tea Downton style before hand, so we filled up on finger sandwiches, scones with cream & jam and copious amounts of cake before settling into the movie!

Chelsea.Poole Looks lovely! 2d
LeahBergen That looks wonderful! 😍 2d
Mitch @LeahBergen @Chelsea.Poole It was a fun way to see a movie! And the cakes we‘re delicious! Some people had even dressed up Downton Style, with glittery dresses and headbands! Sadly we just had jeans and T shirts on! 2d
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squirrelbrain How was the film? 2d
Mitch @squirrelbrain it was good, just like a Christmas Special! 2d
squirrelbrain 😁👍❤️ Have a fab day tomorrow! 2d
BethM I can‘t wait! It doesn‘t release in the states until Friday! 2d
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Oh man - I‘ve hit the halfway mark - I vowed to take it slow and make it last. Save me from myself! 🤣

Lovesbooks87 I started it yesterday morning and finished it this morning. I wanted to take it slow too but it just too good! 2d
Mdargusch I‘m glad it lives up to the hype! 2d
Soubhiville Wow, you‘ve flown by me! Im glad you‘re liking it! 💚 2d
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Dishoom: From Bombay with Love | Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar, Naved Nasir
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Enjoying curling up with this one.. part travelogue, gorgeous recipe ideas and stunning photography. It‘s a love letter to the Irani cafes of Mumbai. Can‘t wait to get stuck into cooking fro this one - I think it‘s going to be our October cook book of the month ( we choose one cookbook and cook through it for a month!)

Emilymdxn I want this soooo badly! I love the restaurants 2d
Mitch @Emilymdxn me too! And all my favourites are in the book! 2d
Crazeedi What a great idea, you are so creative with your cooking!❤ 2d
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cariashley That‘s such a great idea! I feel like I don‘t use my (many) cookbooks nearly enough, I should do that. 2d
Mitch @cariashley it works for us - mainly because you make good use of any specialist ingredients and left overs all go together! 2d
jesseastin What a fantastic personal cooking challenge! I love the idea and I haven‘t heard of this particular cookbook, so I‘m especially intrigued. 2d
Louise I love the idea of a cookbook of the month! I might try that! 2d
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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After my bookmaking summer school I‘m taking much more interest in endpapers!

Lovesbooks87 I love it! Wish my endpapers looked like that! 3d
vivastory I feel like #endpaperscrush could easily be a thing 3d
Mitch @Lovesbooks87 they‘re soo pretty! 3d
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Mitch @vivastory 🤣🤣🤣 3d
Cathythoughts Beautiful 3d
JackOBotts Ummm...your nail art is pretty amazing, too! 🙌🏼 3d
Mitch @JackOBotts it‘s a Margaret inspired weekend! 3d
squirrelbrain Loving the nails! 💚 3d
valeriegeary Nails! 💯 3d
Gezemice Nice nails! 3d
sprainedbrain THOSE NAILS! 💚💚💚 3d
Mitch @sprainedbrain @Gezemice @valeriegeary @squirrelbrain Thanks Guys - I was super pleased with them! 2d
mcctrish Oh those nails! You are winning at life 💚😍 2d
Mitch @mcctrish ❤️ 2d
Gissy Nice!👌 2d
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Well that‘s my Saturday night all sorted!

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It seems 76% of us sleep better if we read before bedtime. I‘m assuming the other 24% are reading something so good they keep reading all night! 🤣

https://www.realsimple.com/health/preventative-health/sleep/reading-before-bed-s...

@Blaire @nelehelen @Siani123 @callielafleur @Chrissyreadit @sudi @MicrobeMom @crazeedi @Books.Bottles.and.Babies @wanderinglynn

sudi If i read before bed i would just keep reading and never sleep 😂 3d
Mitch @sudi I‘ve done that once in a while - in my younger days!🤣 3d
princesspeanutsmommy I'm not so sure about the healthy eating part but the rest seems on point.... 3d
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Crazeedi I read before bed every night, I couldn't go to sleep without reading. Its actually my favorite time to read 3d
Chrissyreadit Someday my reading before bed will pay off! I just know it! 🤣 3d
Mitch @Chrissyreadit 🤣🤩🤣 2d
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Weligama | EMILY. DOBBS
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Kicking off the birthday weekend with my favourite - Sri Lankan breakfast at our local park cafe, outside in the sun. It was also a good place to reflect on how far I‘ve come with #bfcr3 - walked 43 miles this week, wore a pair of jeans I‘ve not been able to for quite some time (and smiled every moment of wearing them) and have had sugar under control on most days. @Blaire @nelehelen @callielafleur @Chrissyreadit @sudi @MicrobeMom @crazeedi

Chrissyreadit Wow!!! 1. I want to live in your neighborhood 2. I‘m going to be super excited to see your birthday weekend updates. Hope you have fun! 3. Congrats on the jeans!!!!! That is awesome!!!! (edited) 3d
Prairiegirl_reading Happy birthday!! 3d
Mitch @Prairiegirl_reading thank you It‘s on Monday , but we‘re having fun all weekend! 3d
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Mitch @Chrissyreadit thank you sweet friend 😘 3d
nelehelen Happy birthday!!!!!!! 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats on the jeans 👖! Have a great birthday weekend! 😘 3d
Cathythoughts Well done ! Happy Birthday 🎊 that looks delicious 3d
Slajaunie Happy Birthday! Isn‘t that a wonderful feeling? Old jeans made new! 😁 3d
sudi Congrats on the jeans and hope you have a great birthday weekend 🎁🎂🎉 3d
PurpleyPumpkin Happy birthday! Enjoy! 🎂 🥳💜 3d
Reviewsbylola Happy birthday! That looks amazing! 3d
MEGR Happy birthday 🎈🎉! That looks delicious 😋 I am going to look up Sri Lankan restaurants in my area ASAP! #birthdaygoals 3d
Leftcoastzen Looks so good!Happy Birthday! 3d
wordslinger42 Happy Birthday! 3d
litenthusiast Happy Birthday! 💜 The food looks amazing! Enjoy your weekend! 3d
Ruthiella Go you! 🤩Happy Birthday 🎂! 3d
Mitch @MEGR it‘s the best food ever! 3d
Mitch @Slajaunie oh yeah! 🙌🏼 3d
LeahBergen Yum! 3d
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Classic way to start .... once upon a time...👍🏼

#newbookday

Crazeedi As we've said before, starting a new book is a joy❤ 4d
Mitch @Crazeedi absolutely - the anticipation & promise 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
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Welcome to Lagos | Chibundu Onuzo
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Really looking forward to this - an evening with Chibundu Onuzo- readings, gospel choir, live music creating the streets of Lagos in London!

Any other Littens in the audience - I can give you a wave?

Susanita I wish! Enjoy! 4d
JamieArc Wow. That sounds amazing! 4d
TrishB Sadly not. 4d
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andrew61 Wow i loved this book, what a great event - enjoy. 4d
Soubhiville Oh cool! Sounds like a nice time. 4d
Blaire You go to so many great events! 💕 4d
Chrissyreadit This looks like a great time! 3d
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Birthday Present | Pamela Oldfield
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Dear Hilly, Just wanted you to know the parcel has arrived safe and Mr K is looking after it until Monday. Thank you so much 😘#litsylove

AmyG I told her and she is still not amused. But I am thrilled you got it in time! 😘 4d
Mitch @AmyG 😘 4d
Brithomas17 Love your bookshelf! 4d
Mitch @Brithomas17 thank you 4d
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The Rough Guide to Greek Islands | Geoff Garvey, John Fisher
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Thank you SO much @jenniferw88 for the birthday greetings. I‘m looking forward to it ( I think!). Hope you‘re having a great time on holiday 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Avanders Happy birthday!! 🎊🎈🎂 4d
GypsyKat Happy birthday!🎉 4d
Mitch @Avanders @GypsyKat Thanks Guys, it‘s not officially until Monday, but I‘m starting early! 4d
GypsyKat @Mitch I feel that. I celebrate all month long! 🎉😂 4d
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Special Friendships: A Novel | Roger Peyrefitte
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It‘s Friday ! Yeah! That means it‘s #litsylove day! It‘s coming across to you @Soubhiville @Jee_HookedOnBookz and @Bklover 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you, Mitch! Happy Friday! 4d
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Oh wow - thank you, thank you, thank you @Chrissyreadit I really LOVE it. It was so lovely of you to thinking of me. Thank you 😘

Blaire Great shirt! 4d
Mitch @Blaire it‘s fab. All the authors names involved in the festival across the back 👍🏼 4d
erzascarletbookgasm Love it! 👏 4d
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AmyG Awesome short! 4d
Chrissyreadit Yay! Glad it reached you! Thank you for being you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4d
LeahBergen 😍😍 4d
Mitch @Chrissyreadit that‘s such a lovely lovely thing to say. Thank you sweet friend 😘 4d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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My book hasn‘t arrive yet - but my nails are ready! #atwoodlive

Hooked_on_books That‘s cool! 4d
Mitch @Hooked_on_books she did a great job - one Handmaids on each hand! I‘ll enjoy looking at them whilst reading! 4d
Jerdencon Love it!! 4d
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Soubhiville Oh fun! You have to tag the author somewhere... insta or FB? 4d
Amiable That is awesome! 4d
Jemmygem That is fantastic I agree with @Soubhiville you have to tag Her in it 4d
Mitch @Jemmygem @Soubhiville - I‘ve just done that following your suggestion. 👌 4d
sudi So cute 😍 4d
Aimeesue Wow! Very cool! 4d
Leftcoastzen Stunned ! That‘s amazing! 4d
4thhouseontheleft That‘s so cool! 4d
Oryx Love it! 4d
IndoorDame Love it!! 4d
Blaire That is so so cool!! 4d
erzascarletbookgasm So cool! 🖤💚 4d
Mitch @Blaire thanks! It‘s on both hands! Love it - she did a great job! It‘s the first time she said she‘d been given a bookmark as inspiration for nail art! 🤣 4d
EH2018 That is awesome! 4d
Birdsong28 😍😍😍😍📚📖 4d
Brithomas17 I love it! 😍😍 4d
julesG 😍👍 4d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Omg, you're amazing. 💚 4d
erzascarletbookgasm Can I share your pic please? 4d
Kimberlone Nails are great!! 4d
marleed Nice! 4d
youneverarrived Amazing!! 💚 4d
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
Christine Fantastic!! 💙💚 4d
Birdsong28 Mine has just arrived!!!! look out for your post today (Sat 14) @Mitch @oryx 3d
Mitch @Birdsong28 yeah - so pleased for you. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
Oryx @Birdsong28 no sign of mine. Hopefully Monday ... 3d
Mitch @Oryx mine didn‘t come yet either - but Mr K went out and bought another copy and then we‘ll return one! 3d
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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I‘m sure I‘m going to be in the “RAVE” camp..but please Foyles - get a wriggle on and deliver my pre ordered book that I ordered back in January! #bookishproblems

squirrelbrain Oh no, that‘s a bit rubbish! I just finished mine.... 5d
Leftcoastzen Oh my , I‘m so sorry the screw up fairy came to visit.😡 5d
Birdsong28 Glad I am not the only one! I am still waiting for mine from Foyles, and I ordered 2 and one is a birthday present for my friend who joined me the other night for the live performance and she is really looking forward to reading it, and with her being a non reader its really special .Also her birthday is Monday but I'm seeing her tomorrow as I thought it might be here and we are going out for a meal. 😢😡 5d
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Birdsong28 Mine dispatched on Sunday did you get that email? @Mitch 5d
Mitch @Birdsong28 hahah - it‘s my birthday on Monday too and Mr K has got me the book as part of my present ( hopefully!) 5d
Oryx @mitch @Birdsong28 How annoying! Now I'm wondering if mine will even have arrived when I'm home on Saturday. I ordered from Foyles too. 5d
Mitch @Oryx 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 5d
CoffeeNBooks I sent you a little birthday gift through Amazon that was supposed to have been delivered yesterday. Just wanted to make sure it made it to you. 😊 5d
Mitch @CoffeeNBooks ahhhh... Mr K is keeping my packages so I‘m not tempted to open them. There is one from Amazon. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Big Thank you for thinking of me 😘 5d
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I love it when my #bookmail shows how diverse my reading taste are as a product of the wonderful world of litsy! #blameitonlitsy

julesG Still waiting for my Darkdawn. Have kept myself from really getting into the series so far. Eventually caved and bought the UK editions and am still waiting for the book mail. 😔😔😔 5d
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime Island of Sea Women is soo good, enjoy! 5d
DrewAnderson 🍭 5d
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Special Friendships: A Novel | Roger Peyrefitte
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Oh thank you honey.... I've handed it over to Mr K to keep safe until Monday (and reduce my temptation to peak!) Thank you, thank you , thank you @squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain You‘re welcome! Hope you have a wonderful birthday! When is the BBQ extravaganza?! I seem to remember it was nearer your birthday than Mr Ks? 5d
Mitch @squirrelbrain it is.. we‘re off Oct 10th and counting! 5d
squirrelbrain How exciting! I hope you‘re only going to eat vegetables and do a juice cleanse for the next month, in preparation 🤣 5d
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Bought appropriately coloured movie snacks to tonight‘s event! #atwoodlive

Leftcoastzen 😂👏❤️ 1w
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 7d
Soubhiville Oh wow, have a great time! 7d
LeahBergen 😆😆 7d
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Yellow House: A Memoir | Sarah M Broom
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Love this - food, books, community- perfect. Looking forward to reading this one.

https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/eat-drink/article_f64ca228-cb77-11e9-8a3...

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Po-boys + books 😁👌 1w
Mitch @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I know, right?! Perfect! 1w
eri.reads Simply amazing! 1w
vivastory @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Couldn't agree more. Also, beignets + books=infinite joy 3d
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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I‘m waiting for the postman to bring me my copy!

Image: Waterstones

Laru79 Yay! I have to wait until Thursday to go and collect mine but then I can binge over the weekend!! 1w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime haa this is awesome! 1w
eri.reads Eek! I have to get to reading The Handmaid's Tale. Right.Now. #sobehind 😔 1w
marleed I love this pic. My physical book is awaiting my arrival home. And somehow the gods smiled on me and I‘m #1 on the audio download from the library. So tonight I‘ll be having a buddy read/listen with myself as I feel I must return this audio soonest! 1w
Come-read-with-me @Mitch Fantastic picture! I can hardly wait to start reading when I get home from work!!! 1w
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Pages of Hackney | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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This is why I love my Indie - every time I go in there‘s something new & interesting that I‘ve never seen. I was born in Essex “the misunderstood county”! It‘s a place that people have lots of stereotypes for!

Aimeesue That is a lovely colorful map! 1w
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this - it's less about the actual murder and more about the interconnecting threads of society that surrounded the event. Whilst Albert Massey was undeniably shot the household's 18 year old Carrie Davies - the book focuses on the influence of the media, the idea of celebratory, powerful men and powerful male driven organisations. It's well written, the courtroom scenes are brisk and it turned out to be a good history lesson!

Mitch @rabbitprincess looks good. Thanks. This is the first book I‘ve read by this author. Interested to read more. 1w
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This book has some great ideas for getting the ,oat out of a small garden... carrots on the menu tonight!

AlaMich What adorable, chubby little carrots! 1w
Gissy I bet there is a satisfaction to eat from your own garden!😋 1w
MicrobeMom ♥️it and you greenhouse!!! 1w
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UwannaPublishme 😋👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Blaire 😍 1w
iread2much Yummy! 6d
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Pages of Hackney | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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The basement of my local Indie is such a calm oasis.... perfect reading spot today 🥰

JennyM ❤️ 1w
Bookzombie 😍 1w
AmyG Lovely 1w
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Gissy Soooo cozy!📚📚📚😍❤️❤️❤️ 1w
marleed I love it! 1w
valeriegeary Oh my! 😍😍😍😍 1w
SW-T 😊😊😊 1w
Emma2019 So lucky☺️ 1w
DGRachel Oooh, that's wonderful. I'd love to be there today instead of stuck in my cubby! 1w
Mitch @DGRachel I agree! Its the basement of the store and its so mellow.Hope your day goes quick x 1w
Blaire That looks perfect. 1w
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My Daenerys keyring gave up the ghost yesterday after a year of faithful service - drowned my sorrows with this one! 👌

vivastory Awesome! 1w
LeahBergen Love it! 1w
Bookzombie I love this! 1w
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marleed It‘s a good one! 1w
Mitch @marleed agreed 🤣 (edited) 1w
Amiable That‘s awesome! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!!! Poor Daenerys 😥 1w
cathipink That looks like Jane Mount art 🙂🙂 love it 1w
Mitch @cathipink it is indeed! 1w
Gissy Nice!!😍❤️❤️❤️ 1w
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 1w
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Oops.... i just popped in to have look!

#bookishproblems

AmyG Good job! 1w
vivastory I thought the tagged book was really interesting 1w
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Daunt Books - Marylebone | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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When you have an hour before a dinner date......

MicrobeMom ♥️♥️♥️ love it! When ever the hubby I get a date night, the bookstore is one of the activities. That or a hike!! 1w
Leftcoastzen Nice! 1w
Cinfhen Jelly!!!!! 1w
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JulietBooks ❤❤❤❤❤ 1w
Cathythoughts Nice pic & place ♥️ 1w
Becker What a nice store. Where is this? 1w
KarenUK Love Daunts! 😍😍😍😍 1w
Mitch @Becker it‘s the original Daunt Books in London. 1w
SilversReviews The best thing to do ALL the time. 😊 1w
Bookish_Gal Can‘t have a date without a stop at a local bookstore. This is a beautiful place 1w
AlaMich Wow, that‘s a gorgeous bookstore! 1w
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This has been a mega fast week - walked 39 miles, 2 long walks with a friend & have eaten reasonably well. The biggest thing this week- for the first time in a while I feel both mentally & physically super happy. My jeans fit nice, my days are filled with plans & I‘ve woken up every day before my alarm. 🥳

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monalyisha That all sounds amazing! Congratulations! 🎉 1w
mcipher That is so awesome!! 👏👏👏 1w
Reviewsbylola WTG!!! 💪🏻🙌🏻👏🏻 1w
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kspenmoll So so happy for you!!!!! 1w
Ms_T 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😃 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Awesome week! 1w
nelehelen Wow amazing!!! 1w
Ruthiella Well done! ❤️😀❤️😀 1w
Blaire What a wonderful update!! Sounds like you are in a good place. 1w
Crazeedi Very very good, you're awesome! 1w
Mitch @nelehelen thank you. How was your week? 1w
Mitch @Blaire thank you - I feel I‘m almost there! Great week. Hope you‘re good to. 😘 1w
Mitch @Crazeedi ahhh - thank you. The team has been amazing. I‘ve really thrived with knowing you‘re all there. 😘 1w
Chrissyreadit Wow!! That was a great post! 👏🙌👏🙌👏❤️👏🙌 1w
MicrobeMom Mitch you are the best! So positive and doing great! ♥️♥️ 1w
sudi Awesome work 👏👏👏 6d
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Today is an Eccles kinda day - curled up with the a book, kitchen smells lovely and Eccles are warm. Determine to take this weekend slow!

veritysalter I‘ve just bought a batch from my local farm shop, yummy 😋 1w
erzascarletbookgasm I just learnt what‘s Eccles! 😅 Looks yummy 😋 1w
CoffeeNBooks Those look delicious, Mitch! 1w
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AmyG Yum. What is in them? They look delicious. 1w
Cathythoughts They do look good. Where is our Indian summer ??? We are not getting one on this side of the sea ... I‘m cold 1w
Mitch @Cathythoughts me too! I‘m fancying soup and have started to nest far too early in the year! 1w
Cathythoughts Are Eccles similar to mince pies ?? I love mince pies 1w
Mitch @AmyG it‘s a currant and butter filling with lots of spices and a dash or two of dark rum ( which is in my Nans recipe !) 1w
Cathythoughts I just made broccoli soup ... with nutmeg... first time trying this recipe & deeelish 1w
Mitch @Cathythoughts sounds lovely. I love soup 🥳 1w
LeahBergen Yum! 1w
Mitch @Cathythoughts they‘re a bit like mince pies although the filing is slightly different. It‘s only currants in a jammy sauce - wrapped in puff pasty with a sugar crust. I dread to think of the calorie content! 1w
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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There‘s just soooo much to,talk about with this book.... it raised so many questions as I was reading it.

https://electricliterature.com/what-does-three-women-tell-us-about-the-sexual-de...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds interesting 2w
TheBookHippie Yup! Discussion is going to be good!!! 2w
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The Crying Book | Heather Christle
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I love these interviews - revealing the decisions behind certain cover choices - and rejections!

https://electricliterature.com/10-book-covers-that-almost-made-the-cut/

tpixie Sounds fun! Thanks!! 2w
LeahBergen Cool! I‘m always amazed at how much I predict what a novel will be like by the tone of the cover (although I try not to judge a book... 😆😆) 2w
Mitch @LeahBergen absolutely- it‘s a huge influencer for me 2w
Hooked_on_books Very cool. I love stories like this. I also find interesting the fact that I don‘t always prefer the final cover choice. 2w
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Starting a new book tonight... it‘s got a 3 page list of characters, a double page spread map and a pull out family tree! Hope I can follow who‘s who! #bookishproblems

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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Oh Foyles ..... you are the best!

marleed That is brilliant! 2w
Lovesbooks87 Love!!! 😍😍😍 2w
Christine 💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙 2w
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charl08 I've only just noticed that there is a woman outlined in the green dress! 🤦‍♀️ 2w
Gissy Nice!!!😍❤️👏👏👏 2w
Soubhiville Very cool! I‘m ready to pick up my copy of the book to match the bookmark you sent me! 2w
GripLitGrl 😍💚💚💚 2w
Birdsong28 I'm getting mine from there as there is a badge with it when you pre order saying Down with Gilead 📚📖 2w
thewallflower0707 Just walked by this yesterday!! 2w
thewallflower0707 @charl08 omg I didn‘t notice that!! 2w
Mitch @thewallflower0707 Hope you‘re having a fun trip 😁 2w
charl08 @Birdsong28 a free badge? Ooh. Tempting... 2w
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Ahh man.... now my TV hard drive is as full as my TBR.

#bookishproblems

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Spin the Dawn | Elizabeth Lim
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Thank you @strandbookstore - it‘s my season ( although not sure the book rec works for me 🤣)
🥳🥳🥳🥳

suvata It‘s my season too. 2w
Mitch @suvata yeah! 2w
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Folios new autumn editions .... niiiiiice!

#bookishdreams

Oryx Oh my. That is tempting. 2w
Mitch @Oryx I think it‘s almost essential for someone with a litsy handle like yours! 🤣 2w
Oryx @Mitch well I do only have two copies (paperback, signed hardback - my prize possession) and on audible and in Kindle. It's not take enough, is it? I really do need another version. 2w
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Oryx (been on the folio website - am now plotting how I can get this for Christmas) 2w
Mitch @Oryx 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
DrexEdit 😍😍😍 2w
Ruthiella Pretty! 😀 2w
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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This is such a quiet, well told character driven story. Keane deftly tells the story from multiple characters points of view - each of which is incredibly believable. The blue collar catholic community is well drawn, as is the real life of a cop family. It's one of those stories that slowly creeps up on you and you find yourself completely invested in the lives of these two families. #readthis

Cathythoughts Great review! I‘m looking forward to it 2w
Mitch @Cathythoughts I really enjoyed it! Its one of those books where you hang with characters rather than hang on plot 2w
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Jumped on a train to the seaside, as it‘s probably the last afternoon of summer for me 😩

Starting this - loved Fever so fingers crossed its as good. 🤞🏼

Hooked_on_books I haven‘t read Fever, but this one‘s really good! 2w
Oryx Heard the author on the radio yesterday - this one sounded interesting. 2w
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Albion Books | Hastings, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Oh my goodness! Popped into this little ‘new to me‘ bookstore. I didn‘t stay long!

Jenken1998 That gives me anxiety 2w
MicheleinPhilly 😱😱😱I‘m all for stores jam-packed with goodies but that‘s a little too much. 2w
Louise Oh, my! 😆 2w
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Mitch @Jenken1998 @MicheleinPhilly @louise @RvnclawWhovian I felt torn between running the hills and buying every book to ‘save‘ it! 🤣 2w
RhiannonDelore Lol. That‘s my kinda store! Needs more support to get the funds to take care of it. 2w
Beatlefan129 It looks like an earthquake happened in there! 2w
julesG My fingers start itching, I want to clean up the mess. That shop definitely beats the bookstore opposite Lord Russell Pub near Russell's Square (can't remember the name). It was packed with stacks to the ceiling and I was afraid to move around. 2w
Eggbeater I want to get in there and organize it and take home the treasures I know must be hidden among the mess. 2w
RachelO Wow! 2w
Dolly ☹️ 2w
Branwen HERE COME THE HEART PALPITATIONS! 😵 That is just TOO much book chaos! 2w
Hooked_on_books I‘ve seen places like this. I don‘t last long in them, either. 2w
Oryx @julesG I really need to tidy and organize that too! I think I know then one in London you mean - skoob books? 2w
Soubhiville I wouldn‘t be able to handle it either. How do they find anything? 2w
Gissy I agree with @Eggbeater 2w
Crazeedi How could you find anything? I mean I love full shelves but this???? 2w
Brithomas17 Whoa! That‘s just a total mess! Wouldn‘t be able to find anything in that! 2w
julesG @Oryx No, skoob books is organised compared to this, but also near Russell's Square (in the New Brunswick mall). The one I was referring to is Judd Books in Marchmont Street https://maps.app.goo.gl/BxhzwdmsrWDT9zBE6 - the stacks were not as tame when I visited. 2w
LeahBergen Holy shite. If I have to clamber over piles, it‘s just too much. 😆😆 2w
Oryx @julesG oh yes, I know that one now. 2w
DGRachel I‘m not the neatest of people but that gives me anxiety! 2w
Mitch @DGRachel me too! 2w
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An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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The shortlist is out!

Dolly Ah, my impulse now is to search for which books were not chosen. I didn‘t read many of these but did read My Sister... and didn‘t think it worthy of a prize. (edited) 2w
Cinfhen Did u read Orchestra???? I know you were grappling with it. 2w
emilyhaldi Ofcourse none of the 3 that I‘ve actually read made the short list! 2w
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AnneCecilie I‘ve read Shafak, and while it was a good book I didn‘t love it. I‘m looking forward to reading “Ducks, Newburyport” and “Girl, Woman, Other”. 2w
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi I read 5 that didn‘t make it 😬 2w
LeeRHarry There has only been one Booker prize winner that I have loved - some I have tried and am subsequently baffled as to why they won 🤨 (edited) 2w
Mitch @Cinfhen I‘ve set is aside for a bit - but Bookclub is Monday night so I‘ll be reading over the weekend 🤞🏼 2w
Mitch @Dolly agreed! 2w
Cinfhen Hope you end up enjoying the book‼️I‘ll be curious to hear what the others in your group thought 2w
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Excited by this - hitting the big screen on 30 November 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Ruthiella They have to get Boris right! He was my favorite character from the book! 2w
Mitch @Ruthiella fingers crossed! 2w
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Erinreadsthebooks I am excited! 🙌💃🏽💃🏽 2w
Lcsmcat Thanks for sharing! 2w
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So yesterday I met an old friend and she gave me a very early birthday present ( it‘s not for 2 weeks) it‘s a gorgeous cushion, refashioned from a tweed jacket. The jacket pocket has been made into a book pocket! Love it ❤️❤️❤️

Mitch Maybe a sewing project idea for you @Crazeedi ?🤣 2w
8little_paws I love it! Very cool idea 2w
Mitch @8little_paws clever isn‘t it! 2w
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Aims42 That‘s so clever!! 2w
LauraBeth Love this! 2w
Crazeedi @Mitch omg that is a great idea!!!!! I love it, now I have to go figure out what material to use to make this! Great gift idea too 2w
saresmoore Brilliant! 2w
CuriousCaterpillar Wow! That so cool. 🤗 2w
LibrarianRyan That is cool. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Nifty! 👍 2w
Hooked_on_books Very cool! 2w
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Not my biggest reading month but what I‘ve read has been quality! Ive been inspired by the research that went into bringing the stories of the Rippers victims to life to enable them to be more than victims. I‘ve been transported to a remote Russian enclave and encouraged to make more photographs. I‘ve chewed over how I feel about desire and male views of what it should look like and I‘ve relaxed with math and space dreams. #augustinbooks

catiewithac How was Disappearing Earth? It's on my TBR list. 2w
Mitch @catiewithac I liked it. It was less a mystery / thriller and more a portrait of a place and the women who live there. ✔️ 2w
Birdsong28 The Five is my best book of 2019!! 📚📖 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Some great quality reads! 👍 2w
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