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Oryx

Oryx

Joined June 2016

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This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent Krueger
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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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Contraband | Charlie Vazquez
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MicheleinPhilly I ❤️ EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS! 2h
Ruthiella Wonderful! 😍 2h
Caroline2 I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!! 😃 🥂 2h
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Chrissyreadit 👏😋 2h
AmyG Have fun everyone! 1h
LeahBergen Perfect!!! 👌 now
LeeRHarry Hope everyone is having a fab time 😊 now
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Mitch Perfect ♥️ 6h
LeahBergen Ohhhh, lucky you!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4h
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My tentative stack for the reading retreat #gladstonerds
@trishb @Leniverse @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @scripturient @julesG @CGainor3
Or maybe I'll get something from the lounge shelves, who knows?

TrishB Great stuff 👍🏻 I have one of those on the pile and have looked at the time war one a few times! 5d
Oryx @TrishB Great minds 🙂 5d
squirrelbrain Ooh, Sisters is a good one! 5d
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TrishB @squirrelbrain yes I really enjoyed that one! 5d
Leniverse I'm bringing my Kindle for the journey and aim to find something on the lounge shelves for the stay. Found several interesting ones there last time. 5d
julesG The time war is good. I had the ARC. @TrishB 5d
TrishB @julesG I think I may have put it on my Christmas list (need to check!) 5d
scripturient Yay!!! The Leky book is great and was super popular over here. I can‘t really post a stack - am bringing two books for the flight and plan to buy all of Waterstones in Chester. 😂😂 5d
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Current read - it's giving similar vibes to a recent read, The Lincoln Highway, although set a bit earlier, in 1932 with a younger cast of character.

squirrelbrain I‘ve heard good things about this…. 5d
AWildMandaPanda I love the bookmark! 5d
TrishB I really enjoyed this one 👍🏻 5d
Lcsmcat I loved this book! 5d
Aims42 Oooo I‘m intrigued!! I loved “The Lincoln Highway” and the summary sounds really good 🙌🏻 5d
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Miss Iceland | Audur Ava lafsdttir
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Always nice when you pick a book without knowing anything about it or the author, and it turns out to be a good one. It's set in 1960s Iceland, and it's about a young woman who wants to become a writer. The writing is beautiful. I loved it's exploration of what it was like to be a woman at that time in Iceland. And what daily life in Iceland was like. Definitely will seek out more by this author. And also makes me want to go back to Iceland

TrishB That sounds good 👍🏻 6d
squirrelbrain I‘ve heard good things about this one before…. 6d
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Really enjoyable read - loved the setting (Nebraska and NYC and a few other places) and the characters (Woolly and Billy especially). Felt like a proper old-fashioned adventure story. But not as much highway as you might think 🤔

AmyG Ha...I thought this would be their trip to CA! 😂 I, too, really enjoyed this one. 2w
squirrelbrain This one is on my wish-list…. I did eye it up in Waterstones the other day…. 2w
Oryx @squirrelbrain I think you'd like, especially the New York bits. 2w
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I'm so enjoying this. It's such a simple story, a family goes to the seaside for their annual holiday. But you also get to see all their little worries and small satisfactions and joys. It's quite charming and a perfect Sunday night read

squirrelbrain Sounds delightful! 3w
Ruthiella I loved this book! ❤️ 3w
LeahBergen I loved it. 😍 3w
TrishB Sounds lovely and relaxing. 3w
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I just finished a chunkster (The Book of Form and Emptiness), so what better read to celebrate, than starting an even longer book.

rockpools 😂😂 There are a number of words in that sentence I don‘t follow. ‘Finished‘ for one, never mind ‘Finished a chunkster!‘ Have fun 😉 3w
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It's took me a while to get into this one, but it's really starting to grow on me now.

squirrelbrain I eyed up this one in Waterstones the other day, but resisted…. 4w
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Really enjoyed seeing this at the cinema - guess I'll have to read the book now, finally ⛱️🪱

vivastory Glad to hear that it's good! I'm going next week 1mo
kplovesbooks My absolute favorite thing about this story (book; haven't seen the movie yet) was the giant worms. 😂😂 1mo
Lucy_Anywhere The film was so good! I saw it yesterday and just… wow 1mo
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mamareading I‘m watching it right now! 1mo
Caroline2 I can‘t wait to see this film. I tried reading the book last year but just couldn‘t get on with it?! The writing style was hardwork so I bailed. Might need to give it another go tho. 😉 1mo
mklong Same! I ordered the book as soon as I got home from the theater 1mo
Suet624 Saw it last night at the theatre. Fantastic. Will definitely go again. 1mo
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A couple of charity shop finds. This will be my first Anne Tyler, but I see good things on Litsy.

Chelsea.Poole I‘ve enjoyed every book by Anne Tyler that I‘ve read. 😊 but I haven‘t read this one. Hope you enjoy! 1mo
LostInSpace Looks good! 1mo
KarenUK Oooh I love Sarah Winman 💕 1mo
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squirrelbrain I like Anne Tyler, but I‘ve not read this one either. 1mo
CarolynM I've loved a lot of Anne Tyler's books, but I didn't like Accidental Tourist at all, so if you don't like it, don't write her off altogether. 1mo
Oryx @CarolynM good to know! Thanks 😃 1mo
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I'd was trying to be good and just browse in Waterstones, but they had this, which I've been looking out for for a while! And it pairs lovely with a lunch treat on my day off.

Soubhiville 💜 It‘s so good! Enjoy! 1mo
JamieArc That‘s on my reading list for tomorrow. I have high expectations of a cozy afternoon. 1mo
squirrelbrain Pah! Browsing is for wimps! Have a lovely day off. 1mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain I'll be honest, I was trying to hold out for black Friday triple stamps... But that's just so far away! 1mo
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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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Beautiful book. Both the father son relationship and the overall environmental message will stay with me. It manages to be both intimate and global in scale. I hope it helps change the world 💔

Caroline2 Really looking forward to reading this one. 👍🏻 1mo
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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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Really enjoyed this - thought it was really interesting look at how stories can be lost or saved across time. I loved the mixture of settings in 1453 Constantinople, modern day, and a spaceship in the future. Its talk of Homer is making me want to read the Iliad - and I'm very excited to see that Emily Wilson is working on a translation - so maybe I'll wait for that.

TrishB You might have put it on the tbr! I‘ve been on the fence. 1mo
Caroline2 This one does sound interesting but I really didn‘t like his previous novel which has put me off a bit… 🤔 1mo
Oryx @Caroline2 I haven't read the previous one yet - I think it's been on my shelf since it was published. This one appealed to me more in the settings 1mo
Caroline2 Be interesting to see if you like it. I really didn‘t like All the light, I bailed hard!!! 😆 1mo
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The Fortune Men | Nadifa Mohamed
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These are my two most recent Mr B's picks @Mitch
I'm really interested in reading the Herrera one - completely new to me author.

squirrelbrain Gorgeous cover on the Herrera one! 1mo
Cathythoughts Yes! The Herrera cover is gorgeous 1mo
Oryx @Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain yes, isn't it lovely? ❤️ 1mo
Mitch Both looks really interesting and very beautiful! 1mo
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I really wanted to love this, I love reading about Antarctica. But I found it to be just a middling murder mystery. It was fine.

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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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I had a lot of fun with this one.

MayJasper The book blurb is very tempting. 2mo
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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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Getting major Cloud Atlas vibes from this one - it's a chunkster, and I'm half way through and I'm liking it.

MayJasper Funny picture 😊 2mo
Amandajoy I just picked this one up at Costco & I loved Cloud Atlas! 2mo
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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Autumnal audiowalking with Daisy. I'm enjoying the tagged book so far.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🐶🍁 2mo
squirrelbrain Gorgeous pic! ❤️ 2mo
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The Other Passenger | Louise Candlish
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Oops - arrived in town too early for my appointment, with half an hour to kill. So somehow this happened...

TheSpineView Yum! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl Love it!
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Caroline2 Oh i enjoyed this one. I loved all the generational (is that the right word?) arguments. 😆 2mo
BrittanyReads Oh darn....hate when that happens..😏😂 2mo
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Audiowalking in Antarctica (well the book is in Antarctica, it's not quite so cold where Daisy and I are).

Cathythoughts Lovely sky 2mo
squirrelbrain Sounds like a good book! 2mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain it's ok - I love the premise, but it's kind of a middle of the road murder mystery at the moment. But that could change. Although I'm enjoying the setting very much. But currently definitely a borrow don't buy type - fairly entertaining but nothing that will stick with you. 2mo
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squirrelbrain Ah well, maybe not then! 🤔 2mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain it is good enough for me finish it though 🙂 and I'm a bailer as you know 😉 2mo
squirrelbrain But you know I‘d keep on pushing through until the bitter end, even if I didn‘t like it; being the non-bailer that I am! 2mo
andrew61 Great photo. 2mo
Caroline2 A book set in Antarctica…???? stacked!!! 😆 2mo
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The Lying Life of Adults | Elena Ferrante
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Feeling very happy that I booked an extra Monday off work after my holiday. Daisy and I are enjoying the autumn sunshine.

squirrelbrain Lovely! 💕 2mo
BittersweetBooks Looks like perfection ☀️ 2mo
TrishB I had an extra day off today too 😁 2mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Been listening to this for months and finally finished it today.

It's amazing - I absolutely loved it. It's an incredible document of the state and concerns of the Western world (particularly the US at the current time). I loved being in the narrators head. It's so much more than I thought it would be.
I definitely recommend the audiobook if you aren't sure about this one - it was very easy to slip into the stream and just become absorbed in it

squirrelbrain Yay, well done! I loved how all of the disparate threads started to knit together towards the end. 2mo
BkClubCare YAY!!! 😁 🦆 I think this book will stay with me forever. I might even reread via the audiobook someday. 2mo
SamAnne This is on my list for winter. 2mo
Ruthiella I loved this one too. 🦆 2mo
cdreincarnate I read this one and enjoyed it, but I did wonder if the audiobook would make it easier or harder to get into the flow. 2mo
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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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Lovely to return home to book mail - I'm most looking forward to Bewilderment.
The Fortune Men was my Mr B's subscription.

TrishB That is always lovely ♥️ 2mo
ju.ca.no They look so lovely! 2mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 2mo
Caroline2 Oh yeah, I‘m looking forward to Bewilderment too. Can‘t wait to hear what you think of it. 👍 2mo
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I can't be the only one to collect beautiful notebooks that I'll never dare ruin by writing in? ❤️

zezeki Me too! 🙋🏻‍♀️😅 2mo
julesG Same! 2mo
rockpools 😍 2mo
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Suet624 Those are beautiful! 2mo
squirrelbrain Yep! 📒❤️ 2mo
Johanna414 You are not alone!! 2mo
ju.ca.no Same! 2mo
TiredLibrarian Guilty! 📚📒❤ 2mo
BookwormAHN So guilty 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
emtobiasz Oh, I write in mine, but my purchasing always outpaces my writing so I‘m sure I‘ll never get to half of them! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Haha, same 😅 2mo
Caroline2 Yep! 😆 me too!!! 🤦‍♀️ Altho I recently started using this beautiful soft bound notebook that I‘ve had for yearsss (too beautiful to use!) and I must say, using them is even more lovely! 😀 2mo
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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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I reckon Marian would have flown into this tiny airstrip in Scotland. Major Great Circle vibes. Daisy acting as runway model. @julesg @scripturient @TrishB @squirrelbrain @jenniferw88 @rockpools @Leniverse @Susanita @CGainor3 @jhod @eraderneely

squirrelbrain Oh yes, most definitely! Hope Daisy is having a lovely holiday! 2mo
julesG Are off to visit all the airstrips mentioned in the book? 😉 Enjoy your holiday. 2mo
TrishB Definitely ♥️ that looks gorgeous! 2mo
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scripturient Hahaha, wonderful picture! 😍 2mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain Thanks! She'd rather be at home! Last day today, on the long drive home. 2mo
Oryx @julesG wouldn't that be an adventure? Next stop, Antarctica ☃️ 2mo
julesG I'd come with you. I've always wanted to go. 2mo
rockpools Daisy makes the best runway model! Have a good journey back. 2mo
squirrelbrain We‘ve just come home today too - only 2.5 hours for us though so not so bad! Drive safely! 2mo
Caroline2 Oh yeah! 😀 I‘m 27% into the book now and loving it. 👍 2mo
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The Lying Life of Adults | Elena Ferrante
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Almost Napoli (in Scotland)🌞🌞

wanderinglynn Gorgeous! 💚 2mo
squirrelbrain Looks lovely! 🥰 2mo
Cathythoughts Lovely pic 2mo
LeahBergen Beautiful! 2mo
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The Lying Life of Adults | Elena Ferrante
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New book, same sleeping dog (she has moved from my last post - we had a lunchtime walk and swim).

Cathythoughts I loved this one 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Oryx @Cathythoughts I'm really liking it. It has a magic about the writing. 2mo
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Having an older dog means she needs rest days on holidays. Which means a reading in the sofa day for me!

This memoir is fantastic - I'm so glad I picked it up at the last bookshop I visited. A #blameitonlitsy purchase - no regrets ❤️

LeahBergen Sweet girl! ❤️ 2mo
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The latest in the photographic series I call "Dog in book shops" #dogsoflitsy

TrishB Awww 🐶❤️ 3mo
julesG 😍 3mo
Leftcoastzen So cute !🐶 3mo
Desha So cute! 💗💗💗 3mo
rockpools She always looks so at home in a bookshop! 3mo
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Billy Summers | Stephen King
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Loved this one and read in about 3 sittings! As always with King, it's all about the characters and relationships, just as much as (if not more than) the plot.

RachelAmphlett Isn‘t it brilliant? 3mo
Oryx @RachelAmphlett I got so attached to the characters! Brilliant. 3mo
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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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TrishB Excellent review 😁 3mo
julesG Whoever suggested this book for #Gladstonerds picked a winner. 3mo
rockpools Oh good! I‘m having a chunksterphobic episode with this one, and keep putting it off - which obviously helps nothing 😑 3mo
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Oryx @rockpools it didn't feel like a chunkster at all. Helped that I had a Kindle version though. 3mo
rockpools @Oryx I do have the kindle version, so fingers crossed. I‘ll give it a go this weekend. 3mo
squirrelbrain There‘s no need to be a chunksterphobe with this one @rockpools - as Emma said, it doesn‘t feel like it. And just don‘t look at your Kindle % - you‘ll never even notice! 3mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain @rockpools and I think because the word count is used for pushing the story forward, not meandering flowery descriptions of everything, it just whizzes by. 3mo
Caroline2 Ohhh I need to get started on this one. 😯 so glad to hear you liked it too! 👍 3mo
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Billy Summers | Stephen King
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Seems like Billy Summers was a lucky charm to bring a bit of summer to Scotland in September. 🌞 Really enjoying this one.

squirrelbrain Looks lovely - enjoy! 3mo
Cathythoughts One of our Bookclub ladies was just on to me saying it‘s the best .. back to his golden era of Shawshank & Green Mile .. stacking 3mo
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The Wolf Den | ELODIE. HARPER
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How's this for a bookshop location? An old watermill. So pretty. Daisy guarding my purchase.

SamAnne Beautiful! 3mo
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 3mo
Cupcake12 Such a pretty photo x 3mo
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rockpools Daisy looks very much at home there. 3mo
Tamra Awesome! 3mo
Caroline2 Beautiful 😍 3mo
LeahBergen That‘s lovely! 3mo
Mitch Well done Daisy ♥️ 1mo
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Ok, I'm doing this @TrishB

TrishB Oh I hope you like it 🤞🏻🤞🏻 just started Great Circle. 3mo
AlaMich The Bosch series is excellent! I don‘t know if you get the Amazon Prime Bosch series in the UK, but that is very good as well. Los Angeles is almost a character in itself. 3mo
Oryx @AlaMich Yes, I was telling @trishb it was really good 😃 I've watched two seasons now, but never read the books! Completely agree with you on LA - that sums it up perfectly. 3mo
swishandflick 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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Definitely liking this one so far. Aviators, Americana, LA, movies, what's not to like?

Further enhanced by coffee and banana bread.

Caroline2 Yum 😋 I‘m looking forward to starting this book. 👍 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘m loving it too! 3mo
rabbitprincess This is definitely on my radar for the aviation aspect! 🤓✈️ 3mo
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rockpools Oh, fantastic- I‘m looking forward to this now. (And will have to incorporate cake into it somehow!) 3mo
Oryx @rockpools Always incorporate cake. That's my rule ☺️ 3mo
rockpools @Oryx 😂😂 Excellent rule! 3mo
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The Mercies | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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It's raining today, so... Cake 😋

EvieBee Always. 3mo
squirrelbrain Of course! 3mo
Hooked_on_books Ooooo, it rains here almost every day. Cake every day! (Why didn‘t I think of that?) 3mo
Caroline2 Yum 😋 I loved this book! ❤️ 3mo
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This was great. It's hard to explain, but it's summed up in the inside cover as part mystery, part ghost story, part revenge story. The main mystery happens in modern Vietnam, and then it goes back and forward in time, through periods in Vietnam's history, mixing in some folklore and more mysteries, until we find out what happened. Really well written, and I found it very compelling.

4thhouseontheleft This sounds really good! 3mo
underground_bks That cover is so gorgeous! 3mo
TrishB Q9.99 on kindle….. 3mo
rockpools Hmm, i just might… 3mo
Caroline2 I‘ve bought this in my kindle! 😉 sounds good! 3mo
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Finally got my penguin bookmarks free book @squirrelbrain

The book I originally picked never arrived, so I got to pick from a new selection, and they had this one. ❤️

Soubhiville I love this cover. 3mo
Caroline2 Awesome! I‘m dying to read this book. I absolutely loved her first one. 👍 3mo
squirrelbrain Oh great book! Probably a good thing that you ended up having to choose again! 😁 3mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain it was. I remember the first one was the best of a bad bunch, and I wasn't that interested in it. Can't remember what it was, but it worked out well! 3mo
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Although I'm giving this a pick, I can't say I enjoyed it exactly. It's like watching a super violent revenge movie - except not being able to watch it through your fingers. Brutal. But, it's also so good - the relationship between Ike and Buddy Lee is brilliant, as is the complex look at racism and homophobia through an action thriller lens. Intense. I'd read more from this author.

TrishB Another one I‘m looking forward to! 3mo
Caroline2 Hmm, I‘m not good with ultra violence at the mo so I might wait a bit for this one. 3mo
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The Asylum | Karen Coles
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Just a so so for me on this one. I'm not really a reader of gothic type fiction, so maybe it's me. I just found it a bit repetitive in places, and I would have liked more time seeing the development some of the relationships - I thought we were going to get a really interesting mentor-mentee things with certain flashbacks, but it didn't really show enough for me to care about that in the end. Looking forward to discussing this week. #gladstonerds

Oryx I wanted more scientist Maud. And I also didn't get at all any reason why she would like Harry other than the fact that he was the only one around... I felt like that needed more development too. 3mo
TrishB I‘m trying to get to it this week! 3mo
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squirrelbrain I feel the same as you (forgot to post my review ☺️). I‘m not a huge gothic fan either and this was too soon after Wakenhyrst for me. You‘re right in that there wasn‘t enough backstory- there could have been so much more; it was a bit superficial. 3mo
Leniverse Wait, what, this week?! I'm not prepared. 😯 3mo
julesG @Leniverse dito. 3mo
rockpools Aah, that‘s disappointing. I have to confess, I really don‘t think I‘m going to get to this one. Sorry, folks! 3mo
Caroline2 Yeah it defo could have delved deeper. Still, gotta love that cover art tho!!! 😍 😆 3mo
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I think I'm hooked on this one already - love that feeling when you get sucked straight in. Excited to see where it goes. Stunning cover too.

DGRachel Wow. That‘s a very different cover from the one I have. Enjoy the book. I loved it! 3mo
TrishB Very tempted….currently only Q9.99 on kindle… 3mo
darklydreaming That IS a stunning cover! 😍 3mo
Caroline2 Oh this sounds good and for Q9.99 I‘m in. ? 3mo
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Apparently I should be playing with someone, not reading... #dogsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen 😁🐶 3mo
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The Asylum | Karen Coles
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If only all Fridays were like this. Glad of some sunshine on my day off today.

TrishB Enjoy 😁 3mo
rockpools Lovely! 3mo
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The Asylum | Karen Coles
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Now for the best bit!

squirrelbrain Well done! 👍😁 4mo
TrishB Thank you for doing this 👍🏻 I‘ve been anaemic on and off most of my life and can‘t give blood- blood transfusions saved my life twice though so I am very grateful for all the people that do donate! 4mo
Oryx @TrishB oh wow. That's so scary, so glad they were able to help you. Thankful for the NHS! 4mo
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TrishB Very thankful! Even before Covid…. 4mo
ravenlee Well done you! @TrishB I can‘t give blood either - my first experience involved passing out twice, being wheeled out to my mother‘s car, and being mostly incapacitated for two days. I wish I could be a hero like @Oryx ! 4mo
Centique @TrishB I used to give blood all the time but nope they don‘t want me after cancer! I understand of course. Eventually they‘ll let me give blood again they say.... so yay for all the wonderful people who can do it and put the time in to do it! 🙌🙌🙌 I‘m so glad it made such a difference for you Trish. 4mo
TrishB Me too @Centique 😘 never taken for granted! 4mo
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The Asylum | Karen Coles
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My new reading spot. Donating blood. ♥️♥️
If you've never done it before, it's easy and you can read and get free biscuits!

TrishB Well done you 👍🏻 4mo
AmyG 🙌🏻 4mo
julesG Yeah! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts Well done 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
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After discussing Nomadland with some friends, I left their house with this book. That's the best kind of friends 😃 It seems to be a really good accompaniment to read alongside Nomadland, the author works in an Amazon warehouse, McDonald's, and a call center. Just started, but finding it take eye opening already.

Megabooks This is a fascinating book!! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Working in a call center was one of the worst jobs I've ever had in my life. 4mo
squirrelbrain Sounds fascinating - stacked! 4mo
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Oryx @4thhouseontheleft I can imagine it would be hellish. My worst job was working in a factory production line, but it seems like it was so easy compared to some of these jobs. At least we were treated like humans, not machines. I imagine you got so much abuse working in call centers. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @Oryx factory work is tough! The peo to call center work is there is no physical labor involved. But the number of times I was propositioned over the phone was disgusting. 4mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain hi Helen - I can't remember if you are booked for Gladstone's or not? Hoping yes! 😃 Anyway, my friend said to give this book away - they don't want it back. Shall I bring to Gladstone's for you? Or I'll post it at some point instead if you aren't going. 3mo
squirrelbrain Yes, I‘m booked for Gladstone‘s and it would be fab to have this book - thank you! 😘 3mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain Excellent, I'll bring. 3mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Not a bad reading spot! Waiting for the ferry (I'm on a wee jaunt to Ireland, and that's Northern Ireland across the lough). Only got about 10 minutes reading done, before a dolphin popped up, so the book was bagged for some dolphin spotting.

TrishB Looks gorgeous ♥️ the book is fun too! 4mo
BookishTrish Gorgeous photo 4mo
squirrelbrain Wow - a dolphin! 🐬 4mo
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LeahBergen Aww, lovely! 4mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain yes, such a treat to see. Apparently he's a lone dolphin who lives in Carlingford Lough and his name is Finn ♥️ 4mo
Oryx @TrishB yes, it's definitely one of those read in two sittings thriller books! 4mo
squirrelbrain Aw bless him! Such a cute name! ❤️ 4mo
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Me: I'll just go on and allow myself two paperbacks on the buy one get one half price offer.

Two hardbacks later...

LeahBergen Much better! 😆 4mo
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Waterstone's guide to books | Waterstone & Company
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Happy place. Excuse the glare, I am happy really 😃

Aims42 Love your shirt and your mask!! 4mo
RaeLovesToRead Waterstones ❤ my sanctuary! (Love the shirt and mask too!) 4mo
Reggie Awesome shirt! 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I want that shirt! 😁👍 4mo
Birdsong28 Yes the shirt is excellent 😀 4mo
Oryx @aims42 @RaeLovesToRead @reggie @erzascarletbookgasm @Birdsong28 Thanks! I love it - I had it made as a birthday present to myself earlier this year. A lovely lady in Wales makes them https://www.lisamacario.com/ 4mo
Birdsong28 Thanks @Oryx I will check that out 4mo
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