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MrT

MrT

Joined July 2018

Phil T...Born to read, forced to work to buy the books I'm born to read. SE Londoner in Penarth, Wales, UK. SK fan.🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
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EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Bought the US signed First Edition. Not quite sure what to make of this. Only 100 pages in. Seems to be a lot of words just for the sake of it , could be 200 pages shorter just because of that. Loving that the Vamps are just evil though and quite liking Gabriel as the narrator of his life. I'm giving it an above so-so so far.

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The Expanse: Origins | James S.A. Corey
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YES!!!!! The Beginning and The End.

Sci-Fi Equivalent to GOT? Much Bettah! ❤I think it's probably the most enjoyable sci-fi I have ever read.

Let's see how TVs Season 6 wraps it all up.

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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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2021 Reads continued....

Thought this would just be a rip off of RW&RB, but was quite different. Really liked the sarcasm and banter between Luc & Oliver. Look forward to Husband Material.

CarolynM Alexis Hall❤ 2mo
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So I ended up passing on my paperback copies ( a mistake I regret), however consoled myself with finding these on eBay. AGOS & ACOL are both numbered and signed. Happy days! 😊

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2021 Reads continued....

YAMOV (or PWMOV 🇺🇸 title)...vast improvement from the debut novel.

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Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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Thoroughly enjoyed this underrated series. Great plots, action and memorable characters. I recommend to readers who loves books about books

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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2021 Greek Holiday Reads...

A cracking fun read...Mash up of Amityville, American Horror Story and every other classic haunted house cliche. Almost figured it out then.......!?!
Thought it was great!

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The Castaways | Lucy Clarke
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I'm hardly marooned on a desert island after a plane crash but I am enjoying this easy read. Still haven't figured out the ending/twist but enjoying that too.

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Cut Off: Quick Reads | Mark Billingham
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2021 Reads continued.

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Apart from IKEAs Billy Bookcases, how does my Littens store their precious ones?

I would like to invest in extra storage (my bookcases are full, as are my vertical ones) that needs to be portable, store a fair amount but also be stylish and on trend.

Would love a Penguin donkey but boy are they expensive!

Any suggestions?

Jinjer i love that!!!!!!
5mo
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2021 Reads continued.....

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The Treatment | Mo Hayder

RIP Mo Hayder.

She wrote the two scariest novels I've ever read so far...The Treatment & Pig Island.

Ast_Arslan 😱 I have some books by her in my tbr 6mo
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Been waiting a very long time to find and buy this US Paperback version of my one number favourite SK novel. It‘s the First Signet Printing June 1988. I love the Limited Edition Cover of Misery‘s Return and hilarious that the 'hero' bears a very uncanny resemblance to SK. I can only dream of finding and owning his Secretary of Dreams Vol 1 & 2 and my SK Library is complete

Michael_Gee That is so amazing! 6mo
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Space Between Worlds | Micaiah Johnson
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Mehso-so

2021 Reads continued....

Struggled...the writing style, the first person narrative. I liked the story and the Earths just not the execution of it. TBH I found it all rather dull. The cover didn't live up to the hype. It could have been so much more exciting. One for the charity pile.

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Nighthawking | Russ Thomas
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2021 reads continued...

A solid second Britsh crime novel featuring DS Adam Tyler. I certainly didn't figure out whodunit and the surprising end sets up future plot lines for the series.

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Falling | T J Newman
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Managed to get hold of an ARC. A fast paced rollercoaster with plenty of twists and turns but all that I've read before in hundreds of other thrillers, nevertheless an enjoyable quick read good for the summer or a holiday.

Is it the Thriller of the Year? No.
Will it be a Bestseller? Probably.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Arrived quicker than expected. Bit frightened of ruining the packaging. Hope its not a case of style over substance.

#TheOctunnumi

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2021 Reads continued. Crime Time.

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The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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2021 Reads continued....

I usually don't get on very well with translated novels. Tend to find the rhyme of the writing gets lost in the translation, however really enjoyed this new Danish crime novel.

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Need You Dead | Peter James
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Getting myself reacquainted with one of my favourite British Fictional Detectives DSI Roy Grace ahead of the new Crime Drama Grace coming to ITV this March. Season 1 is apparently the first two novels Dead Simple & Looking Good Dead. Not sure which actor I think should play Roy but let's hope John Simm can bring him to life. 🤞🏻

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Later | Stephen King
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💥BANG.... along with Later, there goes my book buying ban for 2021.

TheSpineView I caved about a week ago. I think I have purchased around 10 books in the last week. 12mo
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Babylon's Ashes | James S A Corey
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2021 Reads

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2020/2021 reads

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A Conjuring of Light | Victoria Schwab
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Wow. What a fantastic fantasy trilogy! Did not let me down in the concept, characters, plot and action. It doesn‘t disappoint. It‘s been voted one of the best fantasy series in the last 20 years and I couldn‘t agree more. Loved the Four Londons. Kinda wish for a sequel trilogy now. V E Schwab......I Salute You!

Very highly recommended!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

TheSpineView I loved these books also. I gave the set to my grandson for Christmas. 12mo
Kimberlone Such a good, underrated series! 12mo
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43 books read this year📚📚🔖👓

Spent approx £600 on books this year💰💰

2021... get to 50 reads, buy zero books and read from my TBR pile, which stands at 150. 🔖📚

LazyOwl Good luck with the book buying ban 🍀 13mo
MrT @LazyOwl I lasted 5 months in 2019 13mo
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This Time Next Year | Sophie Cousens
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More 2020 Reads....

I'm at home with mild Covid symptoms (Day10 today) and hopefully I'll have no lasting effects for back to work on 20th.

I would like to thank my TBR pile for getting me through it.

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The Institute | Stephen King
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I am now the proud owner of SK Triplets.

Dan_1988 Love this!! I have King, Pennywise and Jack Torrance 😁 14mo
MrT I really struggled to buy/find the IT SK Variant. Couldn‘t find it in the UK. Was shipped from US. (edited) 14mo
Dan_1988 @MrT Oh wow. I found IT in Menkind, shop. I had to buy Jack Torrance from US. (edited) 14mo
Nute Very cool! 14mo
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Written in Blood | Chris Carter
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What's wrong with this? 😤

How to wind up a book nerd!
Reissue all the covers except two.
Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 😠

MsMelissa This drives me mental. Similar to when publishers change the size of books midway through a series, and then they don‘t line up perfectly on your shelves 😡 1y
Nute Yes! Major book-related (publishing) pet peeve! 14mo
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The Night Stalker | Chris Carter
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More 2020 reads

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Whisper Man | Alex North
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I don't scare easily being a lifelong Stephen King fan but after reading chapter (spoiler alert!) .... oh boy! did I get out of bed and check the front door was locked. Very unsettling but a great thriller chiller perfect for Halloween. I recommend.

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Mehso-so

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The weirdest book I've read in a very long while. Sort of grasped the plot...then didn't...then did. 🤔

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Leviathan Falls | James S. A. Corey
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Soooooooo excited for the finale!

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The Crucifix Killer | Chris Carter
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Space Between Worlds | Micaiah Johnson
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I know which cover I prefer. It kinda irks me when UK & US covers are so different. Just give us the same one!

rwmg Even worse when the title is different, especially when it is so different you don't realise they are the same book 1y
rather_be_reading UK covers are always SO much better!! 1y
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The Prettiest Star | Carter Sickels
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More 2020 Reads

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The Reunion | Guillaume Musso
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More 2020 Reads

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2020 Reads continued....

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Having panned her debut novel, this has been sitting in the TBR pile for 2 years, I was surprised I really liked. Better constructed in terms of plot, prose and paragraphs. Ok the plot is trivial small town tolerances/intolerances, however is did speak about larger issues such as rich/poor, race, mother/daughter/family dynamics. Very readable and I really did want to keep reading to find out the secrets. An unexpected read in a good way.

MrT @Rachel.Rencher did you? 2y
Rachel.Rencher @MrT Honestly when I picked this book up I don't think I was in the right mood for it. I watched the Hulu series & LOVED it, though. I think I'll give it another shot! 2y
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Mehso-so

Started well then lost it's way. Could have been so much better.

Latest 2020 reads.

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If It Bleeds | Stephen King
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My life is now Stephen King complete.

BookishMe Incredible 👍🏽👍🏽 2y
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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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2020 reads continued.

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Firewatching | Russ Thomas
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OMGOSH! Just read this in 2 days.

It's very rare I find a new British crime author to get excited over and one with an LGBT spin on it. Was soooooo good!!!!!

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Raise the Titanic! | Clive Cussler
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RIP Clive

I do hope he‘s left us with at least one unpublished Dirk Pitt adventure.

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Wranglestone | Darren Charlton
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Recommended by Attitude magazine

Apocalyptic Zombie epic meets gay love story.

I'm hooked!

rwmg I'm not a zombie fan, but it does sound tempting 2y
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One of Us Is Next | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Mehso-so

2020 reads

One of us..... was not as suspenseful as its predecessor. Didn't keep me guessing or caring about the main characters. Was just ok for a sequel.

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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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2019.....35 books read 👓

2020....to continue to read my TBR pile. 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚
(Now standing at 110) My resolution of not buying any more in 2019 was broken in May.

First up...The Bromance Book Club.

MySharonaK hi! just saw you‘re from Wales as well. And in Penarth which means you have Brød(the Danish bakery) in your town, lucky! Nice to meet you ? 2y
MrT @MySharonaK Hello! I‘m carb free at the mo so have yet to stuff my face. 2y
MySharonaK @MrT ❤️ 2y
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ElaineR @MySharonaK Brod is fab. Alex Gooch may beat it though...maybe ;-) I'm in Cardiff and new to Litsy so hope you don't mind me butting in 👋 2y
MySharonaK @ElaineR Where is Alex Gooch? I‘m in Swansea but whenever I visit Cardiff I make sure to go to Brød. Welcome to Litsy! Wanna follow one another? ? 2y
ElaineR @MySharonaK kings yard which is kind of hidden away at end of Kings road in Canton. Their focaccia is to die for. They are open really limited hours though and it seems to sell out in a heartbeat. It's actually not far from the Brod in Pontcanna. You can do both in mere minutes ;-) Thanks for welcome. 2y
MySharonaK @ElaineR I know where I‘m going next time I‘m in Cardiff 😍 2y
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The Last Romeo | Justin Myers
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Christmas 2019 Reads

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Reading this again as it totally fried my brain on initial reading. Think I'm concentrating more as I have nothing else to do but sit in the sunshine for a week.

ElaineR Loved this. I couldn't help but think of the poor author trying to pull this together. Would have been a nightmare to write. 2y
MrT I think there was a clue to 'other prisons‘ in a chapter towards the end .....The next novel is set on a cruise ship with detectives. 2y
MrT @ElaineR Welcome! Litsy has been a wonderful source of reading inspiration since I joined. 2y
ElaineR @MrT Excellent news. I thought he might give up after this! Thanks for welcome. Really enjoying it so far. 2y
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