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Nikki15

Nikki15

Joined June 2017

Reading is everything 💕
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Tin Man by Sarah Winman
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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I Found You by Lisa Jewell
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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
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Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
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Lost Boy by Christina Henry
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Slade House by David Mitchell
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Untitled | Unknown
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So happy to be a part of this ❤️
#helpinghearts @BookaholicNatty

laurenbescoby Hey, noticed I hadn't seen a post from you in a while. Hope you're keeping ok! ❤ x 11mo
RachelO Hi Nikki! Just popping in to see how you're doing. 🌷 10mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I have read lots of great books in my life but I never once felt the desire to write to an author and tell them how much their book moved me. Tara Westover is a remarkable young woman who, against everything she knew, went out into the world to finally discover who she could be. Everyone should read this book. It is truly wonderful ❤️

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I really feel for Tara. She deals with so much that no-one should ever have to deal with.
It should never be acceptable to behave like this ever! To accept this and feel like you deserved it is something a lot of people can empathise with and that in itself is despicable.

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The German Girl: A Novel | Armando Lucas Correa
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A realistic look at the impact of the Nazi regime on Jewish people living in Europe. It‘s appalling to find out that there were some countries who refused entry to the people who needed a safe haven more than anything. The story is told beautifully through the eyes of Hannah and Anna. One young girl who has tried to forget her past and one who yearns to find out where she comes from.

tournevis *cough cough canada cough cough* 1y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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@LazyDays Congratulations on your milestone 🎉🎉 What a lovely giveaway to do!!

It‘s so hard to narrow it down to just two books but if I have to choose it‘ll have to be A Man Called Ove and The Amber Spyglass
#litsyloveday ❤️

LazyDays Thanks for entering and good luck!😊💓 A Man Called Ove is my top favorite!💓💓 I haven't read the other book. 1y
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An early birthday treat for myself with my confetti balloons 🎈🎉

Sophoclessweetheart Happy birthday 🍰 1y
Texreader Happy early birthday 🎂 !! 1y
Cinfhen Fabulous choices 🎉🎉🎉🎉 1y
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JoScho Happy Birthday!!! Fun balloons! 1y
asiriusreader Happy birthday 🎂🎈🎁 1y
Thndrstd Happy birthday! 🎁🎉🎊🎂🎈 1y
britt_brooke Happy birthday! 1y
AmyG Happy Birthday 🎁🎉🎂🎈 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎊🎈 1y
wanderinglynn Happy birthday! 🎉🎂🎁 1y
That-Bookish-Hiker Happy birthday! 1y
Nikki15 @Cinfhen I‘m really excited to read all of them! 1y
CouronneDhiver Have an awesome birthday! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 Great book choices! 1y
somebooksaround Happy Birthday!!!🎉🎉 1y
readordierachel Happy birthday! Enjoy! 🎉🎈 1y
KirstieE Happy birthday Nikki !!! 🙀😊✨❤️ 1y
Nikki15 Thanks you for all your lovely birthday wishes 😘 @CouronneDhiver @josteele @ReadOrDieRachel @KirstieE I‘m so happy with the books, I‘ve already started Educated @Redwritinghood 1y
RachelO A belated Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day 🎉🎉🎉 1y
Nikki15 @RachelO Thanks ❤️ 1y
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The German Girl: A Novel | Armando Lucas Correa
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“I watched him die little by little. I realised this and was prepared.”

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1. I like any mode of transport but I guess it‘ll have to be plane as that means I‘m going somewhere amazing!!
2. Has to be Rome every time ❤️
3. Off to Cuba in September which I‘m so excited for!! 😬
@GarthRanzz
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GarthRanzz Cuba? That‘s so cool! 1y
Nikki15 @GarthRanzz Thanks! Yeah I wanted to go somewhere crazy for my first holiday alone! And I love Cuba‘s history 1y
youneverarrived Cuba looks amazing! 1y
Nikki15 @youneverarrived I‘m already planning what I‘ll do everyday I‘m so excited 😂 1y
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The German Girl: A Novel | Armando Lucas Correa
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Hannah boards a boat to Cuba in the hope to escape the impending Nazi regime but will it be her salvation?
I‘m looking forward to starting this after it‘s been on my TBR shelf for ages!

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Trying | Emily Phillips
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A Bridget Jones-esque story about being parents. Olivia constantly balances the stress of work with trying for a baby. It doesn‘t help when all of their friends are rubbing their beautiful children in their faces and Olivia ends up doing things she‘ll regret to escape the pressure of not conforming to society‘s stereotype. I like the character of Olivia is enjoyed the writing style being interspersed with texts, letters and calendar invites.

Cathythoughts ❤️ 1y
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Trying | Emily Phillips
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Such a pretty book 🧡🌸
And a colour by numbers inside as well 😬

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Absolutely wonderful 🧡

How long will I have to wait for the next one??!?

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Pullman is the best author ever! I cannot put this down! I‘ve been reading it non stop today and the thought of finishing it brings me a childish happiness but also a sadness!!!!

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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I just realised that I forgot to review this one. Overall I did enjoy it but I think watching the film first spoilt it for me as they‘re so different. I just wanted a little bit more from the book. It is a really sweet story with some really well drawn characters though. It just needed a little bit more of this (see picture)

Traci1 This was one for me that I actually preferred the film. I watched it first too, and then was slightly let down by the book. 1y
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Starting this today! Since moving I forgot all about it so I‘m so glad I found it 🧡
Might also do a little bit of reviewing in the sun ☀️

AmyG I enjoyed this. What a great series. 1y
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What is John Green trying to do to me?!?! Break my heart again 💔
“True terror isn‘t being scared; it‘s not having a choice in the matter.”

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Looking forward to this one. I hope it‘s as good as I‘ve heard 🧡

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So emotional. I wasn‘t too sure about the whole story being told through personal letters but it really added to both the period and the intimate nature of the character development. I spent the whole book smiling or crying 🧡

bunny Love this book! So glad you enjoyed it. :) 1y
Nikki15 Thanks @bunny I loved the film so I really wanted to love it as much and I definitely did!! 1y
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Daisey This book always sounds good to me. I need to move it up on the TBR. 1y
Jerdencon Love the book... but there is no US release date for the movie yet. 🙁 1y
bunny @Nikki15 I‘m so glad to hear you liked the film too! I‘ve been a little nervous about it. 1y
Nikki15 @Daisey Absolutely do!! Although I bet there‘s tons of other great books on your tbr 😂 1y
Nikki15 @Jerdencon that‘s so sad! The film is great. I hope you get it soon 😔 1y
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“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.”

Bronte_Chintz This was one of my favourite quotes! 1y
Nikki15 @Bronte_Chintz There were so many great quotes to choose from! 1y
Bronte_Chintz @Nikki15 I love a book with good quotes! 💖 1y
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Lunde combines non-fiction and fiction really well in this book. The book charts the impact of beekeeping and CCD over 300 years. William, George and Tao all have a relationship with beekeeping that cannot be forgotten but what if it threatens their whole livelihood and even the life of their family. There‘s a touch of Margaret Atwood to this story. A great debut adult novel in my opinion 🐝

RachelO Sounds great! 1y
Nikki15 @RachelO It really was. I can send it to you if you‘d like? 1y
thereadingowlvina One of my favourites! It got me really interested about bees 🐝❤ 1y
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RachelO @Nikki15 That's really kind of you - thank you! 😊🐝 1y
Nikki15 @RachelO perfect. If you send me your address I‘ll send it ASAP n.townsend198@gmail.com 1y
RachelO @Nikki15 I've mailed you. Thank you so much! 1y
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Not book related but I spent last night at a live orchestral performance of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at The Royal Albert Hall. It was the best thing I‘ve ever seen!! For any HP fans in the UK, they are showing each film every few months. Finished my trip with a cheeky cupcake from the beautiful Peggy Porschen in Belgravia. Such a lovely day 🧡

LoveToReadLiveToRead Oh Peggy Porschen‘s cakes are so beautiful! I‘ve drooled over a few of her books, beyond my skills I think. 🎂 1y
Nikki15 @LoveToReadLiveToRead The cupcake was beautiful and delicious! I bet you could give it a go. I need to get back into baking myself. 1y
KirstieE I saw number 3 just the other weekend with an orchestra! It was amazing 😍 I'm going to goblet of fire in august 1y
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Nikki15 @KirstieE That‘s so exciting!! I‘m about to book prisoner of Azkaban for October! 1y
larah17 I wanted to go and see the Philosophers Stone orchestra performance in Dublin a few months ago but it was too expensive 😂 but I would say it was incredible!! Glad you enjoyed it 😁 (edited) 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Nikki15 I might have to have a try. I‘ve barely baked since my little boy was born so maybe this bank holiday weekend..... 1y
TNbookworm Wow! That sounds awesome! 1y
AnneCecilie I've also seen the movie with orchestra. It was so great, that I've already bought tickets for the next movie. The live music really added to the experience 1y
Linsy 😍😍😍 1y
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The Bees: Poems | Carol Ann Duffy
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This is such an eclectic mixture of themes in one collection of poetry.
• World War 1
• The war in Iraq
• Love
• Death
• The environment
• Politics
• Mythology

And of course, 🐝

There is something for everyone in this collection.

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The Bees: Poems | Carol Ann Duffy
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Some really heavy subjects in this volume of poetry but the way Duffy portrays them are brilliant.

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Dorothy Must Die | Danielle Paige
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I did enjoy this one but not as much as I‘ve enjoyed other books this year. I liked the retelling element to it and found the horror theme quite interesting. The Scarecrow and Lion are definitely characters you‘d never want to meet in Oz. There are definitely some great moments but it did take me a long time to get into it.

saradxxiii I really loved this one, but the second one was so-so for me. I haven‘t read the rest. Not sure if I will. 🤷‍♀️ 1y
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LOVE LOVE LOVE THOR RAGNAROK!!!!
Erik Killmonger from Black Panther
Love both DC and Marvel 🧡
#trivialthursday @GarthRanzz

kitabi_keeda I too loved Black Panther 💚 1y
JackOBotts Ragnarok was fantastic! Love the direction Marvel went with that movie. That director is great! 1y
Nikki15 @kitabi_keeda @JackOBotts I‘ve really enjoyed the latest few Marvel films. They‘ve really gauged their audience and made the films appeal to a wider range. 1y
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Dorothy Must Die | Danielle Paige
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“Wickedness is part of Oz. It‘s part of the order of things. It‘s always been the Good versus the Wicked. Magic can‘t exist without Goodness. Goodness can‘t exist without Wickedness. And Oz can‘t exist without magic.” 🔮

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Dorothy Must Die | Danielle Paige
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1. The Harry Potter series now I have the illustrated copies. I have just finished His Dark Materials re-read and loved it!!
2. Crispy M&Ms and Pringles
3. Gotham and Sherlock 🧡 #wishiwasmrscumberbatch 😂
#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

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Blood for Blood | Ryan Graudin
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This book! There aren‘t any other words.

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Blood for Blood | Ryan Graudin
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A lovely day reading in Kew Gardens 🌸☀️

MayJasper You enjoy 😊 1y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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This is the first retelling I‘ve read of a Greek myth and it was great! I really loved the character development of Circe. All I knew of her was that she turned men into pugs and this book delves into her motives and her poor treatment at pretty much everyone‘s hands including her own family. She is definitely a #strongindependentwoman

Nikki15 😂 haha that‘s what happens when you don‘t proof read #pigsnotpugs 1y
RachelO Pugs would be quite entertaining though! 1y
Nikki15 @RachelO not nearly as scary though! 1y
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RachelO @Nikki15 😂😂 1y
jpmcwisemorgan I got a little excited that it was pugs, tbh. 1y
ephemeralwaltz This cover😍 1y
somebooksaround Love love love!!!!! 1y
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Hello, Sunshine | Laura Dave
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🌸 The view from my kitchen. It‘s lovely to finally have some sun
🌷Biographies - I like a good story that I can lose myself in
🌹Read by the pool! But as I grown up I do like to experience the culture of places as well so a mix between the two now
🌺 Cream
🌻 I don‘t think I can pick just one 😱
#humpdaypost @MinDea

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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☀️ A Man Called Ove! Definitely thanks to Litsy, would never have picked it up otherwise 👍
☀️ I don‘t tend to even pick up books I‘m not into so I don‘t have one!
☀️ Keep it coming, I‘m stronger than you think
☀️ @KirstieE @TrishB @miralunasbooknook
#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I‘m so glad the sun is out and my new book can keep me company. I lost my job yesterday, something that I have loved since day 1 but I‘m determined to see the bright things in life 🧡

knittedgnome I'm sorry about your job loss. 1y
GypsyKat I‘m sorry about your job, that sucks. 😐 1y
Jas16 I am so sorry about your job. Hoping that something better is right around the corner 1y
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KathyWheeler I‘m sorry about your job loss. My son is going through the same thing right now. 1y
Nikki15 @knittedgnome @GypsyKat @Jas16 Thank you 🧡 I know I‘m strong and I will find something better. It‘s lovely to know I‘ve got people out there to turn to 😊 1y
Nikki15 @KathyWheeler it‘s so rubbish. I thought I worked for a great company but it would seem not. I hope everything goes well for your son. 1y
KathyWheeler @Nikki15 I hope everything goes well for you too and that both you and my son find something you both love soon. 1y
CocoReads Sorry about your job. Thinking good thoughts that something better is just around the corner. 1y
xicanti Oh crap. I'm so sorry. 1y
Nikki15 @CocoReads @xicanti Thanks for your thoughts 💕 1y
EadieB @Nikki15 A lot of times bad things happening turn out to be a good thing! Wishing you the best in finding a new job that you will like even more! 1y
Nikki15 @EadieB That‘s what I‘m hoping. Thanks for your kind words 🧡 1y
Kalalalatja I‘m sorry to hear that! 1y
BookwormM I agree with Eadie perfect chance to do something new 1y
stacybmartin So sorry to hear this - sending hugs! 💜 1y
Zelma I am so sorry. Hoping you have another opportunity very soon! 1y
Nikki15 Thanks for all your kind words @Kalalalatja @BookwormM @stacybmartin @Zelma 💕 1y
kezzlou85 So sorry to hear that. Hope something better is on its way for you. I can relate as my job isn't too secure at the moment either. 💜 1y
AceOnRoam Sorry about your job, I hope you find something better soon 💜💕 1y
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The Amber Spyglass | Philip Pullman
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I forgot how heartbreaking this book is! I don‘t think I could ever quite appreciate this as a child. There are so many dark and complex ideas in this story that even as a adult I‘m a little drained (in a good way). The decisions that Will and Lyra have to make throughout are devastatingly difficult and their final choice leaves me streaming with tears. I could read this a million times and never get bored.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Book haul to make up for not being able to go to the Litsy meet up in London yesterday 🧡

TrishB Good choices 👍🏻 1y
VelvetSpade Oh wow! Your Circe cover is 😍 1y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve never heard of The Bees but omg that cover!! 1y
Nikki15 Thanks @TrishB @VelvetSpade I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it!! @Reviewsbylola I quite like Carol Ann Duffy and the cover just tipped it over the edge for me 🧡 1y
KirstieE Yay you got blood for blood !! 😁 1y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Book haul to make up for not being able to go to the Litsy meet up in London yesterday 🧡

ScorpioBookDreams Have you seen under the cover of Circe?! 😍😍 1y
Nikki15 @ScorpioBookDreams I have and it made me so happy!!! 😊 1y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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So this is a very late post as I‘ve been really busy with work but I am overwhelmed by the generosity of @TrishB I love everything 🧡 especially my McGonagall pop vinyl and all my Hufflepuff goodies #hufflepuffsforever
#potterheadswap

GypsyKat Wow! What an incredible pile of goodies! ⚡️❤️ 1y
JenlovesJT47 Awesome!!🤓 1y
youneverarrived Ah wow 😍 I love that yellow bookmark! (edited) 1y
TrishB Yay - Glad you like them 😁❤️ 1y
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The Subtle Knife | Philip Pullman
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Loving this trilogy 🧡
I can‘t get over Pullman‘s use of language. It‘s so beautiful and realistic that I could be there with Lyra and Pan.
Next up The Amber Spyglass

Kalalalatja It is such a wonderful series! 1y
AmandaL I'm listening to the Golden Compass now and I'm loving it. 1y
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Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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It‘s so lovely re-reading a childhood favourite. I love it just as much now ❤️
Pullman is an absolute genius!

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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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So I thought I‘d send everyone who participated in my #bookselfie giveaway a little gift so if everyone could email me their address that would be great 😊

laurenbescoby Awww! Thanks hun! Shall sent you my address. Would like yours too if that's ok? X 1y
Nikki15 Ok no worries I‘ll reply to your email with it x 1y
scripturient Awww, that is so generous. Thank you! 😘 Where. should we send our address? (edited) 1y
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Kshakal That is so sweet!! What is your email?? 1y
Nikki15 😂 it would help if I actually put my email down!! n.townsend198@gmail.com 1y
shadowspeak17 Oh, that‘s so nice of you. Thank you! 😊 1y
Kshakal I sent you my address! 1y
Nikki15 @scripturient @Cathythoughts I just realised that I never got your address for the giveaway! I‘ve got both your packages waiting so if you send it to my email address above that‘ll be great! 1y
Cathythoughts Oh dear ... Thankyou!! I‘m not very technical.. I‘m not sure what your email is ....or where to find it , sorry ! but mine is ... cathyomah@eircom.net ❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts Just saw your email . X will send address 👍🏻❤️ 1y
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Such a beautiful way with words 💕

Craftylikefox He really does! 1y
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I had forgotten how much I loved this story. There is such an intelligent depth of understanding which I could never fully comprehend as a child. I‘m extremely glad to be re-reading it 🧡

HKGirl His writing is just so good! 1y
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This is what I say to everyone who tells me that the books I love most are for children 🧡

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It was nice reading a thriller again but I found it a little predictable towards the end. I‘ve read so many great books over the last few months that this just didn‘t do it for me as much anymore.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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There are no words to describe how good this book is. I spent the whole book either laughing out loud or sobbing with tears. One of the best books I‘ve ever read. Love love love 💖
I can‘t get over how much this review doesn‘t do it enough justice!!!! Everyone should read this book!!

Andrew65 Loved this! 1y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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“And after that she came home every evening for as long as Ove could remember and told him, with fire in her eyes, about her boys and girls. The ones who arrived in the classroom with police escorts yet when they left could recite four hundred year old poetry. The ones who could make her cry and laugh until her voice was bouncing off the ceilings of their little house.”
That‘s what teaching is all about 💕

Suet624 💕💕💕 1y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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There are so many lovely life lessons in this book 💜

JaclynW I loved this book! 1y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Taking a day off from reading today to bake. I bet Ove would find something to complain about but this has turned out perfectly today ❤️

Melissa_J Lovely! 1y
kathedron Yum! ❤ 1y
emily_m_tubb Looks Great! 😍 1y
JoScho I would like to eat all the eggs off the top of that cake 💕😋 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love your cake!!! 💕 1y
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Absolutely heartbreaking. Jojo is a wonderful main character. He is completely lovable despite some of the closest people in his life being unable to love him like they should. This book is littered with loss and pain but is fantastically written.

Cinfhen Great review!! I loved it too, especially JoJo 1y
Kalalalatja Yes! 🙌 1y
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Couldn‘t ask for better accompaniments to a morning commute. Good book, tea and some delicious cannoli 🧡❤️

kathedron Patisserie Valerie! 🍰😍 1y
Oryx That's an optimal commute 😀 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sing❤️ and I love your cover!! 1y
Chelsea.Poole Cannoli 😋😋😋 1y
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