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Oryx

Oryx

Joined June 2016

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Prima Facie by Suzie Miller
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Trespasses by Louise Kennedy
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The Library Book by Susan Orlean
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The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
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Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
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The Long Walk by Stephen King
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My Favourite Mistake | Marian Keyes
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I'm 15 pages in and already I feel so seen 😁

squirrelbrain I need to read this! 3d
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3d
Hooked_on_books I‘ve always liked her 2d
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The Body Snatchers | Jack Finney
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A few minutes reading in the sun outside the British Library.

I'm obsessed with these new SF masterworks covers. I may have bought 2 and coveted several more.

squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 1w
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James: A Novel | Percival Everett
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Snacks before Percival Everett.

@TrishB @squirrelbrain

LeahBergen Eee! Look at you lovelies!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Megabooks Yay!! 🤩🤩 2w
AmyG Oh wow! Enjoy!!!!! 🤚🏻 2w
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Bookwomble Bundobust! 🤤😋 Hope you have a great evening 😊 2w
Cathythoughts Have a lovely evening ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
youneverarrived Have a great time ♥️ 2w
LeeRHarry Enjoy! 😊 2w
Ruthiella Have a fantastic time! 😃 2w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2w
BarbaraBB So cool! Enjoy!! 2w
Reggie Love this! 💕 2w
CarolynM How lovely to see you all💕 2w
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My Favourite Mistake | Marian Keyes
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Book mail! Look at these lovelies.

And looking forward to seeing Everett tonight with @trishb and @squirrelbrain ❤️

TheSpineView 👍🤩❤️📖 2w
squirrelbrain Now you definitely need to read James sooner rather than later! 2w
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Wellness | Nathan Hill
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I guess I need to take somebody for a walk.

I'm liking this book - I loved The Nix a lot, and glad this one is proving equally addictive.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 🐾❤️ 1mo
squirrelbrain They just don‘t care that the weather is rubbish, or that you‘re reading a great book, do they?! 1mo
Suet624 I‘m so glad to hear you‘re enjoying Wellness. I can‘t wait to get to it. 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
Megabooks Glad you're enjoying it even with the cute interruption! 1mo
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Quarry Bank | National Trust
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If you woke up today thinking "I'd like to see a dog looking disdainful in a bookshop", then you're welcome.

RaeLovesToRead Looks like you're being judged. Are you holding an enormous stack of books? 😄 1mo
julesG 😂😂😂 Side-eye 1mo
Oryx @RaeLovesToRead I think I was being judged for taking too long. I mean, she's right, I was taking too long. 1mo
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Oryx @julesG she's queen of the side eye 1mo
julesG You can't rush decisions in a bookshop. 1mo
Kappadeemom 😂😂😂😂😂 1mo
squirrelbrain Another bookshop, Mum, really?! We might be taking Henry to an NT bookshop tomorrow….! 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
Ruthiella Thank you! ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 1mo
ShelleyBooksie So disdainful! Amazing ♡ 1mo
tpixie 🩶🖤 🐾 🖤🩶 1mo
tpixie @Oryx it‘s a great side eye! 1mo
Aimeesue 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
Cupcake12 I love this 🐾🐶 1mo
Caroline2 😂 1mo
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My last mini book haul in Denver. Going to start one of these on the flight home.

TrishB Great choices 😁 bet you can‘t wait to get home! 1mo
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Mother Country: A Novel | Jacinda Townsend
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More book therapy today

squirrelbrain The book sounds great - and I ❤️the bookmark! 2mo
TrishB This sounds really good! Onboard for the therapy. 2mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain she gave me two, because she couldn't decide which one matched the book better, so I'll bring one for you when I see you 2mo
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Oryx @TrishB I think one more session should do it. I have free time today, and there's a book shop about 45 mins walk away that looks good (plus I need the exercise). I've had my Sephora therapy too. 2mo
squirrelbrain Aw thank you! 😘 2mo
TrishB It‘s called self care ❤️ 2mo
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North Woods | Daniel Mason
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Me: ok, so I can only buy one book, because they are very expensive in the US
Also me: ⬆️

squirrelbrain Of course! ❤️ 2mo
Hooked_on_books They‘re both really good, so you chose wisely! 2mo
julesG It's just one small bag of books. 2mo
Oryx @julesG I know. But it's opened the floodgates - you know I'll go back. 2mo
Oryx @Hooked_on_books that's what I needed to hear! 2mo
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That's supposed to be MY reading chair Daisy! That's yours on the floor.

Soubhiville What a cute happy colored chair! Daisy is just keeping it warm for you. 🩵 2mo
Oryx @Soubhiville it was quite toasty actually 😊 (I've evicted her) 2mo
Bookwormjillk I love that color! 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead But she's so comfy! The floor is your home now 😅 2mo
Birdsong28 I think it's the other way round now! 😂😂😂📚📖 2mo
Traci1 Oh my goodness, she is adorable. I'd just have to be sitting on the floor. 😍 2mo
Leftcoastzen So cute! 2mo
Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣🐶❤️ 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
squirrelbrain There‘s room for two, surely?! 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 2mo
Gissy Too comfy to leave it☺️ 2mo
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Another good read. This year has been off to a good start in terms of reading for me. This is another New Zealand author. I thought this was really interesting. It's got a dysfunctional family, and dissects the effects of privilege and generational accumulation of wealth, as well as looking at aspects of modern life for women. Lots to dig into and think about, while being very readable. Lots of good authors coming out of NZ at the moment.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐾 🤍 🐶 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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Brainwyrms | Alison Rumfitt
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You know that thing that happens when you are buying a present, and you accidentally buy yourself a present too? It happened to me recently. Be careful out there.

tpixie So cute! ? A bookworm necklace? 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Haha. This is so cute. And yet also a worm. I am very confused about my feelings haha. 😋 2mo
Oryx @RaeLovesToRead I know - I was going to tag you but was worried about worm trauma. But so cute. 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead I actually had to turn Ceebeebies off the other day because they were having a worm episode. I coped through all the closeups, but then they started handling CLUMPS of worms. Clumps, Emma!!!!!! This one is adorbs though 🥰🥰 2mo
LeahBergen It happens to me ALL the time. I don‘t know why. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
julesG 🤣🤣 2mo
Gissy 🙋🏽‍♀️Guilty too 2mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s so cute! How could you not get it? 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Centique That is gorgeous! 2mo
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Daisy judges you.

This book is so good so far

Cupcake12 Love this photo x 3mo
JenReadsAlot Omg that face! 😍 3mo
Gissy I want to read that one🙋🏽‍♀️ 3mo
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RaeLovesToRead I swear, Daisy, I don't know why books keep showing up at the house! Someone must keep ordering them!!! I'm INNOCENT 😇 3mo
Ruthiella @RaeLovesToRead That‘s not what Pickles is telling me ! 😂 3mo
Leniverse I keep meaning to read that one! I need to... idk clone myself so I can read more books simultaneously 😆 3mo
squirrelbrain Love it, Daisy! 3mo
RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella 😅😅😅 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
LeahBergen 😂😂 3mo
Hooked_on_books Daisy serves excellent side eye! 3mo
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Our Share of Night | Mariana Enriquez
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Wow. This was properly epic. Genuinely horrifying in parts, but so compelling. Real life events mixed with supernatural elements. I've not read anything quite like this before.

Oryx @RaeLovesToRead how are you getting on with it? The eyelids get a couple more name checks before the end... 3mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm still just over halfway through... I tend to get through Kindle books slower 😅 STOP WITH THE EYELIDS ALREADY!!!!!! Haha 3mo
Oryx @RaeLovesToRead same with me and Kindle normally - but because I was travelling it was my only book source. 3mo
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TrishB I loved this. Best old school horror I‘ve read for ages!! 3mo
TrishB The arm!!!! Brilliant twist. 3mo
Reggie Yayyyyy so glad you like it! 3mo
julesG @TrishB If you liked it, I should maybe read it. 🤔 3mo
TrishB @julesG I smile when I pass it on the book case! Really loved it. 3mo
Oryx @julesG go for it. It's excellent in so many ways. 3mo
Oryx @Reggie @trishb I've just listened to a really good podcast interview with Mariana Enriquez - Talking Scared Episode 130. It was really interesting to hear her discuss this book, folklore, and horror writing. 3mo
Reggie I‘ve listened to it and fell in love with her even more after. 3mo
TrishB I shall give it a go! 3mo
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Last week me must have known that today me would have a rubbish day at work, so she arranged for some book mail to arrive today. Isn't she clever? I also love how these books look together - very soothing shades.

charl08 Nicely done, last week Helen... 🤜 3mo
MicheleinPhilly OK, that‘s eerie. Last night I was patting 3 weeks ago me on the back for ordering something that made yesterday slightly less miserable. Very smart, these psychic selves. 3mo
TrishB Smart thinking. 3mo
squirrelbrain Meh, always rubbish back at work after a break. 3mo
Birdsong28 She was a very smart woman 😂 📚📖 3mo
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Our Share of Night | Mariana Enriquez
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When you tell your family you'll meet them at the beach down the road and you won't be long. Spoiler - I took a little longer 😉

JamieArc As you should 😁 3mo
Gissy 😍 3mo
squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Reggie I love this book sooooo much. Hope you like it! 3mo
Oryx @Reggie I'm really loving it - but it's also probably the most horrifying book I've read! It's insane and addictive. 3mo
Reggie 🖤😁🖤My favorite section is the coming of age. The parts with Adela. 3mo
Oryx @Reggie yes, I'm just through that section. It was excellent - poor Adela. I hope we see her again, but... (I'm 60% through now). I'm traumatized by the mudslide girl, which I found out really happened. 3mo
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Our Share of Night | Mariana Enriquez
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My reading view for the next few days.

Texreader Nice! 3mo
BarbaraBB 😍😍 3mo
julesG Would love to join you. 3mo
squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Oryx @julesG come, I'll put the kettle on 3mo
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Greta and Valdin | Rebecca Reilly
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I loved this one. It's about a Maori-Russian-Catalan extended family in Auckland, and I just loved all the characters and how they interacted with each other with love. This needs to a TV show so I can have more. I'll also accept a sequel.

Oryx And I agree with @squirrelbrain , I think you'll like this one @TrishB 3mo
TrishB I‘m convinced (because, to be honest, it doesn‘t take much!) - it‘s on pre-order 😁 3mo
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Greta and Valdin | Rebecca Reilly
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I'm only allowing myself one book purchase* in NZ because they are so blooming expensive. But this NZ book sounds great, and looks like it has some lovely reviews on Litsy.

(*Unless I really really want another one)

LeeRHarry After seeing that it was @CarolynM ‘s best book of 2022 I have put this one on hold at my library. Not sure how I missed it before, sounds excellent. 😊 3mo
CarolynM I adored it! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. @LeeRHarry It was a gift from @Centique and we all know what good taste she has. 3mo
LeeRHarry @CarolynM indeed! 😊 3mo
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squirrelbrain I‘m just reading the ARC of this now - it‘s great so far. (Out in Feb in the UK so you‘re ahead of the curve!) 3mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain what a coincidence. Cool! I'm gonna read it after my current book I think. 3mo
Oryx @CarolynM I was very happy to see lots of good reviews, because I picked it up without knowing anything about it, and took a chance (and had no internet to do the usual pre-buy Litsy check 😁). @LeeRHarry 3mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain You're on a kiwi kick this month too 3mo
squirrelbrain It wasn‘t intentional. Well, Bookshop was, for #readingoceania. But Greta and Valdin was just next on my ARC list, as I‘m trying to read in publication date order. I didn‘t know it was set in NZ, otherwise I didn‘t need to have read Bookshop! 🤦‍♀️ 3mo
Centique @CarolynM oh thats a lovely compliment! 😘 3mo
TrishB Sounds like a plan! Enjoy. 3mo
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Apparently it was a 'buying a food-related memoir' kind of a day

Ruthiella Were you hungry while shopping? 😆 4mo
Oryx @Ruthiella always! 😁 3mo
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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano
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Wave of Nostalgia, Haworth | Haworth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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My mini book haul from the fabulous feminist bookshop in Haworth.

squirrelbrain Fabulous! ❤️ 4mo
LeahBergen Nice! 😍 4mo
Caroline2 Oh I just bought Vaster too. Such a lovely cover isn‘t it. Sounds like a great story too, I‘m looking forward to it. 👍 4mo
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Getting soaked in Bronte country today. It was very pretty, and very wet.

Soubhiville It looks wonderful, so quaint! 4mo
Oryx @Soubhiville it's a beautiful village. The Bronte family home is there, now run as a museum. And there's even a steam train. It's so cute. 4mo
Soubhiville How cool! Sounds like a perfect day, even with rain. 🤍 4mo
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AmyG Still beautiful. 4mo
squirrelbrain Love Haworth - my Dad lived there for a few years. (In the old school on the left as you walk from the village down to the steam train) 4mo
dabbe 💙❄️💙 4mo
LeahBergen Gorgeous! I‘ve only been once and I‘m dying to visit again. 4mo
Gissy Beautiful😍 4mo
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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano
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Happy Christmas! I'm only 30 pages in, but in loving this.

AmyG It‘s just wonderful. 4mo
Ruthiella Merry Christmas 🎄 4mo
AnnR 🎅❄🎄 4mo
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squirrelbrain It‘s such a good book! ❤️ 4mo
dabbe 💙❄️💙 4mo
BarbaraBB Just finished it and loved it! 4mo
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Fresh Water for Flowers | Valrie Perrin
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What more does one need than a good book and a judgmental look from a spoiled dog?

MicheleinPhilly “Shouldn‘t you be out buying me more presents???” 4mo
Suet624 My favorite book in the world. 4mo
CBee @Suet624 same here ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐶 🐾 ❤️ 4mo
julesG 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
squirrelbrain Such a good book! Hi Daisy! 4mo
dabbe Hello, Darlin' Daisy! 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 4mo
TrishB Great read ♥️ hi Daisy 🐶 4mo
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Beware the Woman | Megan Abbott
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I might have to give up on Megan Abbott altogether. I've not finished this yet, but I'm finding it almost unbearably grim. It's hard to explain, but she does dread and ickiness so so well, that I can hardly stand it. I think it's probably testament to her writing skill to evoke that, but do I want to subject myself to it? I found "The Turnout" similarly unsettling and off-putting. I loved some of her earlier books though.

squirrelbrain Sounds tough and if it‘s that tense / awful that you can‘t enjoy it…. 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain I powered through. But I think that's maybe my last Megan Abbott. But man is she good at getting under the skin. 4mo
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Waterstones Belfast | Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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I've had 3 cocktails and it's 25 mins until my train. What could go wrong?

AmyG Ha! I‘d be fast asleep in fiction. (edited) 4mo
BarbaraBB Love all about this post! 4mo
Aims42 Oooo tipsy book shopping! That sounds fun!!! 4mo
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TrishB You go Emma! One for each cocktail sounds doable. 4mo
Oryx @AmyG @BarbaraBB @Aims42 @TrishB the result was I was too tipsy to concentrate 😂 so zero books for me. I am, however, on the train, so that's a win. 4mo
squirrelbrain Now you just have to stay awake so you don‘t miss your stop. 🤣 4mo
LeahBergen Haha! Too bad. Tipsy book shopping is the BEST. 4mo
quietlycuriouskate Three cocktails? I'd have all the books on the floor and would be gleefully making angels in them! 4mo
RaeLovesToRead This photo makes my heart sing!!! 🥰 4mo
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Looking Glass Sound | Catriona Ward
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Train reading. I'm three quarters of the way through, and officially have no clue what's going on in this. I'm hoping I'm supposed to have no clue what is real at this point in the book. 🤷‍♀️

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Cozy book for a cozy night

squirrelbrain Daisy! ❤️ 5mo
TrishB All looking cosy ❤️ 5mo
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The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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I really liked this and flew through it. She really captured something about the university experience and being that age. But it also has a propulsive plot, and relationships you get invested in. It's mostly set in Cork at the time of the recession, but from the perspective of Rachel years later. Great read.

Caroline2 Oh I have this on my kindle and I keep seeing great reviews lately, sounds like I need to move it up the pile! 👍 5mo
squirrelbrain I‘m waiting for this from the library. I think I must have missed a 99p deal on it as I *don‘t* have it on Kindle. 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain you must have missed it ☹️ I definitely got it on a deal. It will probably come back again 5mo
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The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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Hairdresser reading, with the dog. Yes, Daisy has come to my hairdressers and had lots of fuss.

Sleepswithbooks What a precious girl 🐶💛 5mo
squirrelbrain Is Daisy getting a new hairdo too?! ❤️ 5mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain she needs one 😁 5mo
AmyG Lucky Daisy! 5mo
dabbe Hello there, Darling Daisy! 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
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The Future | Naomi Alderman
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Lovely evening listening to Naomi Alderman discuss her new book, among other things. Really excited to read this one.

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 5mo
Itchyfeetreader Oh how fun - really enjoyed the last one and think sounds good too 5mo
GondorGirl I LOVED this book! 5mo
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House of Books and Friends | Manchester, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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First book tree of the season 🎄

Kimzey Nice! 👍🏼 5mo
tpixie 💚❤️🎄🎄❤️💚 5mo
TrishB Awww lovely ❤️ 5mo
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Ruthiella Very pretty! 5mo
squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! Well done ❤️ 5mo
julesG 😍😍😍 5mo
staci.reads Love it! 5mo
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Cold Earth | Sarah Moss
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I love when one book brings you to another. Collapse has a chapter on the Greenland Norse (the book is about why societies fail or survive), and then I realized Cold Earth is about archaeologists in a Viking settlement in Greenland. So I had to bump it up the list. Both books from my shelves, and Collapse was sent to me on an early book swap here - apologies I can't remember who sent it, but thank you.

TrishB Oh this sounds good! 5mo
squirrelbrain Serendipity! 5mo
JamieArc I read Cold Earth earlier this year. It was my first Moss book and I really enjoyed it. Understated and atmospheric - my favorite elements to have in fiction. 5mo
rachaich Cold Earth was brilliant, as are all of her books, though they are all vastly different:) 5mo
Hooked_on_books I love a good fiction/NF pairing! 5mo
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What I Loved | Siri Hustvedt
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Trying this thing called "reading books I already own". It's quite unusual.

kspenmoll 😂😂 6mo
Suet624 That‘s a good one. 6mo
Ruthiella Revolutionary! 😮😂 6mo
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squirrelbrain What an odd thing to do. 🤣 It‘s a great book though! 6mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain I was wondering if you'd read it - it's extremely New Yorky 6mo
squirrelbrain Yes, I think it was one of the first #blameitonlitsy books that I read a few years ago. 6mo
Christine Ooh, I would like to do this exact activity with this exact book from my own shelf! 🤣 6mo
youneverarrived 😂 one of my favourite books so I‘d say you chose a good one! 6mo
BarbaraBB Echoing @youneverarrived ! I hope you‘ll love it too 6mo
Caroline2 😂 I so need to try this!! 👍 5mo
Rissreads 🤣🤣🤣 But why? 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
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Attempting some Halloween spooky reading. It's actually kind of cool reading this after being in Svalbard this year, which is where this book is set.

Oryx I was also pretty sure this was a book swap gift, and I couldn't remember from who, and I've now scrolled back and see that you sent me this @scripturient ! About 5 years ago. Thank you. I've now read it and enjoyed it. All books have their time. 6mo
scripturient Glad you enjoyed this! ❤️ 6mo
Caroline2 I loved this too. Michelle Paver is such a fantastic writer. 6mo
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Prep: A Novel | Curtis Sittenfeld
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Last night in Warsaw and so I've taken myself on a book date. Been working straight through the weekend, and so having a little treat.

tpixie Looks delicious! Warsaw! Amazing 🤩 6mo
TrishB Have a good night! 6mo
LeahBergen The drink and the setting look wonderful! 6mo
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squirrelbrain That drink looks wonderful! Enjoy your evening. 6mo
julesG Enjoy your evening! 6mo
Itchyfeetreader Hope you enjoyed - that looks lovely 6mo
Caroline2 Nice. What do you think of Prep? 6mo
Oryx @Caroline2 I liked it. Even though sometimes you want to shake the protagonist. I find her writing really addictive. My 4th book of hers in six months I think. 6mo
Caroline2 I love her writing style too. I need to move this up the pile. 👍 6mo
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Maria Konopnick | Josef KARSEK, Maria Konopnicka
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Why are the geese so sad? I need to know. This was in a Polish bookshop, and Google tells me it's "Little orphan Mary and the gnomes".

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Getting psyched for the new season of For All Mankind by reading this book.

dabbe Hello there, sleepy pup! 🖤🐾🖤 6mo
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The Boy Who Went Away | Eli Gottlieb
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Look at me, reading a book that's been on my shelf for at least 6 years. All the gold stars for me.

Jas16 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 6mo
Ruthiella You have to do reader math to determine what “six years” is in reader years. To do this, you have to take your age, subtract the miles from your nearest library, multiply by the size of your own collection, divide by the number of times you have moved house….*scribbles* …and voila, six years calculates to “reasonably promptly”. 😂 6mo
Oryx @Ruthiella completely logical, perfect reasoning 6mo
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Charity shop haul. Very pleased with this. Especially the illustrated Drawing. Plus Tom Gordon is one of the ones I've not read yet.

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Impossible Creatures | Katherine Rundell
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Bonus day of reading in the sun. Not sure this has ever happened in October before. Very odd.

squirrelbrain It‘s alright for some! Fog and drizzle this morning, and not much better the rest of the day. 🌧️ 7mo
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The Iliad | Homer
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Thanks @julesg for restoring my Litsy app so I can do my first #gladstonerds post of 2023.

Bookzombie Yay! That‘s great! 7mo
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Holly: A Novel | Stephen King
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Hanging out with a soggy dog who went for a snorkel in the river. And Holly.

IndoorDame Lucky 🐶!!! 7mo
dabbe Hello there, sweet-soggy-snorkeling pup! 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
TrishB I‘ve just finished it ♥️ 7mo
Oryx I think we might have finished it within an hour of each other 😁 although I started much sooner!! Thoughts? 7mo
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The Turnglass | Gareth Rubin
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Since I have both @julesG 's copy, and the one I decided to buy for myself at the last moment, I can show you all the front and the back at the same time. Or is it the front and the front?

Caroline2 Ohhh 😯 ❤️ 8mo
julesG 😍😍😍 They are beauties. Can't wait to read the red part of the story. 8mo
squirrelbrain Oooh pretty! 8mo
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House of Books and Friends | Manchester, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Got my blind date book for #gladstonerds with some help from the very excited booksellers. They loved helping me find something. @jenniferw88 @Leniverse @squirrelbrain @Susanita @TrishB @rockpools @RaeLovesToRead @scripturient @julesG @CGainor3

squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
julesG 😍😍 Do they have bags now? 8mo
Oryx @julesG yes - I'll keep the bag for you. 8mo
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julesG 😍🤣 8mo
RaeLovesToRead I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!!! 8mo
TrishB Coool 😁 8mo
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The Dark Half | Stephen King
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Turned my trip to pick up your book @julesg into a treat yoself morning. And @Leniverse influenced me to pick up this SK book that's been on my Kindle forever. I think I have about 20 SK books left to read from his back catalogue, so that'll be a fun project for next couple of years.

Leniverse I'm reading him at a rate of one book a year. I haven't calculated how long that will take, but we all need a project, right? 😂 The Dark Half is too preposterous to be scary but it was great fun! 8mo
Oryx @Leniverse not scary, but that opening surgery scene sure is sticking in my mind 🤢 8mo
Leniverse Yeah. Fortunately that's the grossest part of the book. Although there were some descriptions later on that I didn't let my mind linger on. 8mo
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julesG Enjoy your treats! 8mo
julesG @Leniverse Well, I should have a look at it then. 😁 Gross doesn't scare me. Yet. 🤣🤣 8mo
squirrelbrain Yummy! 😋 8mo
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Bookmail! The top one - I loved The Book of Lost Things, so I'm equal parts looking forward to this one and scared it won't be as good.
I do appreciate that the covers match despite being years between publications.

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No Alibis | Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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TrishB Oh I loved this shop ♥️ my sons in Belfast this weekend! 8mo
Oryx It's really nice. Well if you want an early access Stephen King, get him to pick one up there. Already on sale. 8mo
TrishB Damn! Didn‘t see this to ask. 8mo
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Superb. I can't recommend this enough. I learned so much from it.

squirrelbrain Great! Glad it was good - stacking now. 8mo
TrishB Will have to read very soon now! 8mo
Caroline2 Oh good! I‘ve have this on my kindle, I‘ll move it up the pile. 😉 8mo
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