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Ottergirl

Ottergirl

Joined January 2017

Mostly audiobooks these days, listen during my commute.
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Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden
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Chinese Whispers by Peter May
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Chinese Whispers | Peter May

I‘m enjoying the latest instalment in the story series but Im getting frustrated with the inconsistency between the last book(takes place 1 year later than The Runner) 😠

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Enjoyed seeing this side of the Peter Grant story. Can‘t wait to find out more about Toni and Vani 😊

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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman

Loved this book. Can‘t wait to hear what Bogdan, Elizabeth, Joyce and the gang get up to in the second instalment. And Steven Spielberg has bought the rights and wants to make it into a movie 🎥
Who would you cast?

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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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I‘m putting Jane Harper on my ‘Top Authors‘ list. I‘ve read all her books now, I think, and she just writes brilliantly. Easy to follow stories, good bit of mystery without being graphic or scary. Bring on the next!

RachelAmphlett Wonderful writer - I‘m biased I know, because she‘s Aussie, but her settings and pace are brilliant. Can‘t wait to read this! 11mo
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Pickpick

Late to the party with this book. Read it in an evening, couldn‘t put it down. Everyone should read it.

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2019 on Goodreads | Various Various
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More books, and more pages than in 2019 🤩

Reggie Yayy, great job! 11mo
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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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1. I still have a stable job and so do all my family. All my family still have their health. Lockdown with my children allowed me to get to know them once again. We have a beautiful home and garden. My divorce finalised.
2. My view from the bedroom window this morning 😊 #wonderouswednesday

Eggs Love the Beautiful pic and thoughtful responses - thanks so much for playing ❤️👏🏻❄️📚🤗 11mo
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Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas
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That‘s a lot of hours! That‘s 16 days 🤪

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Macbeth | Jo Nesbo
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I read Macbeth as a GCSE text and always had a fondness for the story, even if I‘m not a fan of Shakespeare per se. This was engaging from the start as I tried to figure out how the story was going to be updated. I enjoyed it, but having so many claims made and crimes committed just seemed a little far fetched to me 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Just finished this book. My first by this author. It was a good quick read, with a few twists in the plot but honestly a bit too predictable for me. Has anyone read any others, would you recommend?

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Children of Time | Adrian Tchaikovsky

Who would have thought a book about spiders could be so interesting! Genuinely enjoying this #bookclub read

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I was thinking about this book and how it‘s from the POV of a painting, and that I‘ve read a book from the POV of bees. Can anyone recommend books that are from different POV so I can carry on with this collection?

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Birds of Prey | Wilbur Smith
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Just about to start this epic 774 page book for my work book club! Each term someone picks a book and we get together in the pub after work in the week before we break up and have a pint and talk about it.

Ottergirl So I‘ve read this for a book Club. It‘s a LONG book, and it‘s written for a ‘male gaze‘ (which means it‘s pretty grim in places!) but it‘s still an enjoyable story. It was a swashbuckling adventure, plenty of treachery and treasure hunting! It does go on a bit though 🙄 2y
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The Cows | Dawn O'Porter
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I really enjoyed this book and I was surprised. A friend recommended it to me a few months ago and I wasn‘t excited by it. Three slightly cliched ladies‘ lives entwine in a mostly predictable way. It had me laughing, crying and at some points I was dumbstruck!
Read this book if you‘ve ever felt pigeonholed by society into behaving in a certain way. It‘s loads better than you think it‘s going to be

Oryx I just read this on audiobook last week, really enjoyed it - more than I thought I would. Think I'll get her next one too. 2y
Ottergirl Yeah I think I would read another one too. I was gobsmacked when Cam died! Didn‘t see that coming at all 😮 2y
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The Murder Room | P. D. James
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I enjoyed the story and trying to figure out ‘who dunnit‘ but I didn‘t guess. And when the@police had figured it out I was still unsure, which made me feel a bit silly, like I hadn‘t been paying enough attention.
And I don‘t like the way Tally just ‘decides‘ one day to go to the House of Lords and that‘s how the mystery is solved🙄. And Muriel wasn‘t close with her sister so I didn‘t really think that would influence her decisions 🤷🏻‍♀️

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What an epic book! This was picked for my work book club and I was a bit intimidated by the size of it... what normal person picks up a 1000 page book 📚 it‘s almost 3 ‘normal‘ sized books! Well I needn‘t have worried because once you start you just can put it down! It‘s awesome story-telling and the characters are brilliantly constructed. Don‘t be scared by it!
Can‘t wait to talk about it!

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COAL KILLER. | TREVOR. NEGUS
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I read this for my book group. We picked it because one of the group knows the author and he‘s coming to join the group when we discuss it.
I think you can tell the book is by a first time author and the second half is better than the first. The plot moves along at pace, and the characters are all different to each other. I don‘t think I‘d call it a mystery or a ‘who done it‘. I didn‘t like the way the story jumps about.

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We Are All Made of Glue | Marina Lewycka
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Our school librarian offered a ‘surprise‘ book for summer reading and this was what she chose for me.

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H E L P! I suggested this book for my book club a couple of months ago because I loved it! Now it‘s time to discuss it, and I can‘t remember what the twists are. 🙈 If you‘ve read it, please could you leave a brief comment about the story to help jog my memory 🤔🥰

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The Overlook | Michael Connelly
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A really quick read. Typical Bosch.

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Pigeon English | Stephen Kelman
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Read this book for a book club, and devoured it! I did enjoy the style and the characters, but the ending was just so shocking and sudden! Then I saw the references to Damilola Taylor and it made sense. I‘m so glad they didn‘t put those references in the cover as it would have ruined the story. I really want there to be a sequel told from his sister‘s perspective.

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Fear | Dirk Kurbjuweit

This story was over before it started. The opening lays out the entire plot and I was left with no suspense... there was no ‘chasing‘ or ‘wondering‘. I didn‘t like the narrator at all, maybe a cultural divide, and there is very little character development of any of the other characters at all. Overall I was very disappointed

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman

My team at work decided to start a book club and this was our first book. It‘s been a really interesting experience because although we‘ve all been reading it, and all enjoyed it, we didn‘t discuss the book at all until we met tonight in the pub to discuss.

tpixie Who knew I could enjoy a book about hockey!! ( it was so much more!) how did the discussion go? (edited) 3y
Ottergirl It was easy flowing conversation, which was a relief! Most people were attending book club for the first time and some were a bit nervous I was going to give them a test 😂 3y
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A God in Ruins | Kate Atkinson

This book was picked for my book club, and I have tried to read it a couple of times but just can‘t! Normally I finish books deliberately, but this is a book I just can‘t get into. I‘m not enjoying the writing style at all. Maybe I‘d enjoy it more if I‘d read the first book beforehand.

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Red Sparrow: A Novel | Jason Matthews

I‘m usually a big fan of spy thrillers, espionage etc in a novel but this was just too slow and painful for me. I just couldn‘t stomach more than the first half, so I bailed. Maybe I‘ll watch the film, if I‘ve got a couple of hours on a rainy afternoon ☔️

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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My department have work have decided that we should have a book club. This is the first book and we are meeting on 20th March to discuss. Can‘t wait!
Today I am reading at a lovely cottage away with family to celebrate Father in Laws 70th Birthday. The fire is roaring, the wine is warming and the curry is on its way. Pretty good times

tpixie Just finished this today! I bet you all will have a lot to discuss! Happy Bday Father in law!! Curry! Yum!!! 3y
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Dead Man's Footsteps | Peter James
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I‘m sure there are many that will enjoy this storytelling, but it wasn‘t really for me. The plot was a bit slow, and most of the twists could be seen coming. I didn‘t really engage with any of the characters, and the relationships between them were a bit superficial. Who buys a puppy without telling their partner? There was a bit of a cliffhanger at the end but it‘s not going to drag me back for another visit.

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Lies | T. M. Logan
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I‘m glad I finished this book because the ending is the only redeeming feature. I didn‘t like the lead character and I‘m sure there are several holes in the plot, but I‘m possibly overthinking it. I‘d like to know if others have enjoyed this.

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Tin Man | Sarah Winman
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At first I didn‘t enjoy this book. The writing style was a bit funny and I didn‘t really engage with the story very easily as it jumped around. I also didn‘t really enjoy Ellis in the beginning. And then when Dora died I had to put it down for a couple of days because it was was too hard after recently losing my own mother to cancer. When I picked it up again, I fell in love with Michael and his story. I am bereft now I am finished.

Reggie Ughh, this book, 2 summers ago and I still feel 😭😭😭when I think of Michael. 3y
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The Accident on the A35 | Graeme Macrae Burnet

An enjoyable story, but I didn‘t think it was as good as The disappearance of Adele Bedeux. A pity, because I was hoping Gorsky would develop into a character I really liked.

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Dark Sacred Night | Michael Connelly
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Had a great evening a couple of weeks ago, listening to Michael Connelly talk about his writing. I forgot to post the picture when I got back 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Our House | Louise Candlish
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Brilliant book! Really clever story telling, a twisting plot and I was hooked! definitely recommend this to anyone

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The Disappearance of Adle Bedeau | Graeme Macrae Burnet
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A really well written slow paced ‘thriller‘. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot development. I was very surprised at the ending, but can‘t think of a different way to wrap it all up. I‘ll be hunting down ‘The Accident on the A35‘ like Gorskie hunting down a killer 😉

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I enjoyed this book... a lot. I preferred the first Aaron Falk novel, but I did enjoy the character development of Aaron and Carmen in this story. Looking forward to #3

emmaturi I also thought the first was better! 3y
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Three Things About Elsie | Joanna Cannon
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Have been to see this author speak tonight. An excellent speaker and I‘m part way through the book now... looking forward to finishing it 😊

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The Child | Fiona Barton

I‘m almost done with this book. It‘s really frustrating how the author switches narrator part way through a chapter. There are also a few things that make me feel like the research hasn‘t been very thorough. I‘d be interested to hear what any other readers feel about it

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The Librarian | Mikhail Elizarov

Hi Littens,

The librarian at my school is retiring at the end of the school year and I‘d like to get her something to say thank you for all her excellent recommendations.

I‘d love to know what literary themed gifts you‘ve all received, and loved 🎁

Tianarose When I was kid and our librarian retired we made her homemade bookmarks and got them laminated. (edited) 4y
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I am really enjoying Catherine Morland. What a lovely book 😊

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A Whole Life | Robert Seethaler
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1.on a February morning in the year 1933 Andreas Egger lifted the dying goatherd Johannes Kalischka, known to all the valley dwellers as Horned Hanes, off his sodden and rather sour-smelling pallet to carry him down to the village along the three kilometre mountain path that lay buried beneath a thick layer of snow. (Phew!)
2. 149 3. Intuition 4. See the first sentence 5. Green 11. 2015

Kaye Wow, that is one long first sentence ! 4y
Ottergirl It‘s a whole paragraph! 4y
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A Whole Life | Robert Seethaler
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This is for the next meeting of my book club. Only a short read so should be nice and quick ⏰

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1. I prefer spring. Can‘t choose between summer and winter.
2. Fiction. But I also read non-fiction.
3. I‘m in a book club. It makes me read books I would t normally choose, and I don‘t always enjoy them. But the tagged book is the one for this month and I‘m loving it!
4. Audio all the way 🙈
@SilversReviews

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Absolutely love Eleanor. She‘s such good company 😊

Jess7 Love her too! 4y
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Easter | Gail Gibbons
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I‘ve been baking and cooking for family today. Something I don‘t get the chance to do very often. #fillsmycup

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Butterfly Garden | Dot Hutchison
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After reading several books I couldn‘t really care for, this has been a breath of fresh air.
Absolutely loving it! #ilovereading

JoScho I enjoyed this one too! 4y
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The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Kept me guessing til the end, really well structured mystery. The characters develop slowly, but I enjoyed the story.

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I Am Watching You | Teresa Driscoll
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Yes a girl has ‘gone missing‘ but after only a year the case has gone and there doesn‘t seem to be very much ‘policing‘ going on at all! I can‘t believe Sarah didn‘t tell the police sooner about her dad. And surely Henry would have said about his fling? If Anna got on a bus, surely someone would have seen? CCTV? And why didn‘t those pair just come forward? Why the side story with Matthew and his new baby? So many holes 😠 wholly unsatisfied

Ottergirl And the audio narrator doesn‘t use a West Country accent at all! Almost all the characters are from Devon and Cornwall and she makes them sound like they‘re cockneys or from Surrey! 4y
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Have been to my book club tonight to discuss this book (still haven‘t finished).
One of the reasons I enjoy book club so much is that the people are very different to me with lots of different backgrounds. They help me see the ‘other side‘ of books.
I‘m definitely enjoying this book more than when I started and the rhythm of it is very soothing.
Two of the group had been to see the author talking, so it was interesting to hear their views.

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Reservoir 13 | Jon McGregor

Should I continue with this book? It‘s for a book club meeting on Tuesday evening and I didn‘t go to the last meeting.
I‘m enjoying the writing, and I get that the pace is slow but can someone who has read it tell me if there is any point continuing?

TrishB I reviewed a couple of weeks ago! It‘s slow, nothing particular happens, beautiful writing and I really liked it. 4y
andrew61 Yes I really liked it and id recommend the bbc podcast reservoir tapes which tells 15 more individual stories about 15 mins each. 4y
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#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks
1. Going to look after my nephews while my sister helps decorate at Dad‘s new place
2. I‘m 5‘ tall
3. 2 years
4. How to stop time, The Widow
5. See for yourself! Ready for the cold snap@next week?

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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1. Driving
2. Audible
3. Original pace
4. Robert Glenister or Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
5. Any of the Robert Galbraith or Peter Grant series
#audiobookenquiry