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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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The Jigsaw Puzzle King | Gina McMurchy-Barber
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I recommend this jigsaw Mayhem in the Library by Big Potato Games. There are 101 book titles hidden in there. I think I got half of them.

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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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2022...
...42 Books Read

Still to reach 52. 2023?!?

Favs this year: Empire of the Vampire, The Plot, A Flicker in the Dark.

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Frankenstien | Mary Shelley
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Early Christmas 🎁 The companion puzzle to last year's The World of Dracula. Would now like to see a Werewolf or Invisible Man 🧩🧩

Bookwomble I really enjoyed this puzzle, and the Dracula one, too. I'm saving The World of Sherlock Holmes puzzle for nearer to Christmas! 😊 2mo
MrT The artist Adam Simpson is marvellous! 2mo
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2022 Reads Continued

TGAT:S I've vowed to finish this mammoth trilogy in four parts by mid 2023. Started the series in 2016.

THATL- that Bonkers Twist was not good. Think it's my least favourite of Sagers

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Clown in a Cornfield | Adam Cesare
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2022 Reads Continued

CIAC - That was a blast! Established the characters real quick then got on with the gory bloody fun. A homage to all those 80s Slacker flicks. 🤡🌽🏹🩸

CIAC2FL is in order.

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Last Time I Lied | Riley Sager
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2022 Reads continued......

LTIL - better than LED, as usual with his novels the last 3rd is better, I can usually guess who the culprit is from about a 3rd in, and then the final twist throws you.I still think HBD is his best work to date. Will read THATL when its a cheap £1.99. Riley Sager is always a great holiday quick read.

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I thought it would be sold out everywhere but thank you to my local bookshop Griffin Books Penarth for the last copy.

I will probably get the Trade Paperwork in the Airport on the way to Cyprus to actually read.

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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SK Day has finally arrived! 😁

Branwen That cover! 😍 5mo
KristiAhlers I LOVE those covers! For some reason UK covers are always so much better! 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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📚 To escape the everyday life, the lifelong anxiety. I can travel the world and beyond in a book.
📚Probably both my parents. Dad was a lover of thrillers and Mum loved a trashy blockbuster popular summer read. I mostly read crime, suspense, horror and fantasy.
📚I read every day, usually before bedtime. If I'm anxious and the thoughts wake me up I read to help with that. If I have a day off and nothing planned I love an afternoon of reading.

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Marvellous Light | Freya Marske
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Panpan

Am I the only one on here who just didn't get on with this. Someone compared this with RW&RB Edwardian style? WHAT? NOPE!

Was slow, the writing style made the reading of it feel even slower, the main characters weren't very likeable or endearing, the sex scenes made my think they were written for another book, seemed awkward.

I did like the premise and the period setting but not enough to want to read A Restless Truth.

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Hidden Pictures: A Novel | Jason Rekulak
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Mehso-so

2022 Reads continued

HP...Hmmmm did it live up to the Hype....was it horror? Was it psychological thriller? A chiller? None of them really. Was well written but..Meh. The big twist/reveal was just lukewarm

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End of Watch | Stephen King
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2022 Reads continued

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Cyprus 2022 Holiday Reads

I got a little tired of the 'movie in my mind' repetition, the last third was more enjoyable than the beginning, I figured out the twists and THE END. An enjoyable sunbathing read but not as cracking as Sagers HBD.

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The Devil Makes Three | Tori Bovalino
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More 2022 reads

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Celtic Empire | Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
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More 2022 Reads

Stronger than recent previous DP adventures and the last 'true Dirk Pitt'. Clives son has now taken full rein...time will tell.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I gave my original p/back copy away. Found this beauty on Etsy

The world demands a sequel NOW!

Thank you ShellBeeBooks 😊

#iloveanlgbt+romcom

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Finally..

A book trolley, for half of my TBR.

TheSpineView 💜💜💜 11mo
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Memory's Legion | James S A Corey
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My Expanse is complete

I have the final two novels to read, plus the last two novellas

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Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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2022 Reads #2

Surprised how much I liked the Sanatorium for a debut novel, however loved The Plot more.

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2022 Reads #1

EOTV went from a So-So to a Pick with Reservations. My first experience of this author. Loved the narration by Gabriel, the plot, the action, and plenty more kept back for the next novels.....but BOY! it was soooooooo long. Took me 3 weeks to get through it. A great winter read if you have the time!

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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❤ 14mo
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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!!!!!!
1y
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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 2y
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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! 2y
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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. 2y
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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. 2y
Kimberlone Such a good, underrated series! 2y
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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 🍀 2y
MrT @LazyOwl I lasted 5 months in 2019 2y
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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 😁 2y
MrT I really struggled to buy/find the IT SK Variant. Couldn‘t find it in the UK. Was shipped from US. (edited) 2y
Dan_1988 @MrT Oh wow. I found IT in Menkind, shop. I had to buy Jack Torrance from US. (edited) 2y
Nute Very cool! 2y
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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 😡 2y
Nute Yes! Major book-related (publishing) pet peeve! 2y
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The Night Stalker | Chris Carter
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More 2020 reads