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Rissreads

Joined July 2017

🇦🇺. Lover of books, magpies, elephants, yellow, rainy days, the beach, crazy socks, pineapple, and disco music! I collect teaspoons. Hufflepuff.
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Perfect book for this new chapter in my life. Some good stuff in here and some 🤷‍♀️ stuff in here. I‘ll take away from it what I need.

Jeg 👏👏 5d
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Brother | Ania Ahlborn
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‘A party ain‘t a party without a splash of red.‘
Well what can I say but this book was everything a horror book should be! The sense of dread from the first page to the last was so satisfying!
This book was horrifying and sick and awesome!
Thanks @Reggie for gifting this to me and introducing me to a new horror author, I will definitely be reading more of Ahlborns work. ♥️

Reggie I would suggest The Shuddering, The Devil Crept In, or Seed. I‘m so glad you liked this. The way that whole ending comes together. Just brutal. 1w
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Brother | Ania Ahlborn
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@Reggie Ok. I‘m going in! Wish me luck! 😬😱

Reggie Yayyyyy!!!! I hope you like it! 2w
BarbaraBB It‘s goooood! 2w
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Monkey Grip | Helen Garner
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It‘s about time I read this book! My first for 2022. Garner writes like no one else but I must admit I was troubled by a lot of it, Especially where her daughter was concerned. I found it hard not to be judgemental and to comprehend that Nora is obviously an intelligent woman who is choosing to live this life. 33 is old enough to know better.
#Ozfiction

CarolynM But it's ok, because we know how well Alice Garner turned out😆 I love her writing, even when I'm struggling with the subject matter. 2w
MrsMalaprop I know what you mean Nerissa, but yes @CarolynM Alice is an awesome human. So is Helen; just a flawed one. And by golly aren‘t we all! 1w
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop @CarolynM it‘s so good that we know that, the outcome. I‘m going to read her other work this year. She is fascinating! 1w
Jeg I‘m listening to it and it‘s lovely hearing HGs voice. The ABC listen app has Aussie books to listen to and mostly narrated by the author. I‘ve read it before and trying to get into listening to books. 1w
Rissreads @Jeg thanks I will check that site out! 1w
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I just finished watching a 3 part series about iconic Australian books called ‘Books that made us‘. It was fantastic! I had read about a third. So my reading resolution for 2022 is to read all the books on this show. I started with this one. I loved it but I was disappointed to learn that some of it was made up. So the true history is not a true history 🤷‍♀️🤣
#ozfiction

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Sneaky when they do that! Sounds like a great 2022 reading goal! 3w
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Merry Christmas @CarolynM ! Wow you spoil me. Thanks for this, I‘ve wanted to read it. You must be psychic. I‘ve just been writing you a letter to put with a couple of books I have for you! Let‘s hope 2022 is a fantastic year for us both! I‘m still planning on coming over to visit my daughter so when I do I shall get in contact if you would like to meet at a bookshop somewhere? 😘

CarolynM Glad it's finally arrived🙂 Merry Christmas 🎄🌟 I would love to meet when you're next in Melbourne. I hope it won't be too much longer before that is possible. 😘 3w
Rissreads @CarolynM 🤞🏼 3w
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Christmas Day in Australia! A swim with the family at the dog beach. 42 degrees! One of my happy places!
Merry Christmas littens ♥️💚

Soubhiville How fun! Merry Christmas! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I miss the beach! Merry Christmas! 🏊‍♀️ 🏄‍♀️ 🎄 3w
Crazeedi Merry Christmas Nerissa!❤💚 3w
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook Shucks, that's hot! Merry Christmas! 3w
CarolynM Merry Christmas Nerissa😘🎄 3w
Reggie That looks lovely! Merry Christmas! 3w
TheSpineView Merry Christmas! 3w
Jeg Merry Christmas Nerrisa. The beach is one of my happy places too. Hoping to get down there this evening. Xxx 3w
Rissreads Merry Christmas to you all. I hope you have an awesome day doing whatever it is that makes you happy! X @Reggie @Soubhiville @erzascarletbookgasm @Crazeedi @MommyWantsToReadHerBook @CarolynM @TheSpineView @Jeg 3w
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Grown Ups | Marian Keyes
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Book club pick. It was ok, not as funny as promised.

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Brother | Ania Ahlborn
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So I have received 2 books in the mail from the book depository and I have no idea who they are from! They look like @Reggie books! Was it you?
Well whoever you are you are wonderfull! It‘s the best feeling to be gifted books! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! ♥️

Reggie It twas me! Merry Christmas! There is one more coming. 2mo
Rissreads @Reggie how gorgeous are you! So unexpected! Thankyou my Litsy friend! Litsy people are the best people! ♥️😘🙏🏻👏🏻 2mo
MrsMalaprop Awww, how utterly wonderful @Reggie 😍. And perfect timing now that you‘ve finished work for the year Nerissa. Yay! 1mo
Suet624 @Reggie i keep coming across posts of people who have received the gift of books from you. You are sooooo generous and thoughtful. 💕💕 2w
Reggie @Suet624 ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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My school book club book. I really enjoyed reading this book based on the real life about a servicewoman of the war. Nancy Wake was given the nickname ‘The white mouse‘ by the gestapo because she avoided all their traps to catch her. What an amazing woman she was!

Crazeedi Sounds really good, adding!! And how are you my friend?🥰 2mo
Rissreads @Crazeedi I‘m a bit flustered, it‘s been a big year. Finally moving into my own house tomorrow, which is exciting and scary! How are you? X 2mo
CarolynM That's big news! Hope the move goes well. Let me know your new address sometime 😘 2mo
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Rissreads @CarolynM From the 10th of December I am on holidays over the summer until school goes back. I plan to write to you and catch up then once I‘ve caught my breath. I‘m hoping to stay more connected with you all next year as hopefully my life will have settled down. X (edited) 2mo
CarolynM Thank you. I've noted that down if you want to delete it for privacy. Hope next year is better💕 2mo
Crazeedi @Rissreads so glad to hear you have a new home! Share some pics? It's been a stressful year for me too, but I'm doing much better. Sending my love and prayers that your home is filled with blessings ❣ 2mo
Crazeedi @Rissreads and please share your address to me if you want, I'd live to send a note crazeedi73@gmail.com 2mo
CarolynM Hope the move is going smoothly. I've arranged a little house-warming gift to be delivered this afternoon. It didn't give me an option to include a card but what I would have said is I wish you much happiness in your new home😘 2mo
Rissreads @CarolynM Hello. I received your gorgeous plant when I got my keys to my house. I rang the company today and they let me know it was from you. You are so thoughtful! It really made my day xxx 2mo
CarolynM 😘 2mo
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Straight talking, cuts through the bullshit!

Jeg My copy sits on the coffee table looking at me. My health anxiety is high right now and I‘ve had to stop reading it. However I will get to it sometime. I do like him . 2mo
Rissreads @Jeg better to read something else then. You will get to it. 😊 2mo
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Families in Afghanistan that do not have a boy dress one of their girls as a boy to increase the family‘s stature in the community. I assumed wrongly that most families dressed their girls as boys so they could have a better life. This was a topic I knew nothing about. It was a great Bookclub pick as it generated a lot of discussion.
The main emotion I felt reading this was anger. ⬇️

Rissreads Is it better to have a few years of freedom doing things only boys can (like climb trees etc) before you must live like a girl again at puberty (a life of oppression). Or does it make it worse to know what you are missing when you can no longer live with these kinds of freedoms? So sad! (edited) 2mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Fantastic book! I loved reading about a pandemic in a pandemic. I‘m glad I didn‘t get a cold or flu whilst reading this! 😬

DrexEdit I read it last year and had the same thoughts! If I so much as sneezed while reading I was freaking out! 🤧 3mo
CarolynM Hi Nerissa, great to see you here again. Hope you're well😘 3mo
Rissreads Hi @CarolynM I‘m doing ok. Lots happening this year. I plan to write you a real letter so I will explain it all then. I hope you are doing ok after your last lockdown and I really hope it is your last! Enjoy your new freedoms! X 3mo
CarolynM Thanks, I hope so too😬 It's a bit daunting to be going out into the world again. I'll look forward to hearing from you😘 3mo
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Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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I loved this book! Thanks for suggesting I read it @MrsMalaprop straight after reading Great expectations by Charles Dickens. I had a big ugly cry!

Reagan Oh I have had this for years and never read it, maybe I need to move it up! (edited) 4mo
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Real Life: A Novel | Brandon Taylor
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This was such an amazing book, it portrays living a life built on trauma so well. The past trauma becomes like a poison in Wallace‘s body and it affects him physically and emotionally. My stomach was in knots for most of it. I could feel Wallace‘s exhaustion with his world, the constant up hill battles. The racism both at work and with his friends. I think Wallace will stay with me for a while.

CarolynM I liked this one a lot too🙂 4mo
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This was an eye opener! It was equal parts shocking and hilarious!

PhyllisH I totally agree. I just finished listening to the Audible version.😁 4mo
CarolynM Loved it! 4mo
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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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I cannot believe that I am reading this for the first time at 50. What a wonderful story this was. Absolutely loved it!

Lcsmcat I loved Dickens as a kid, but I get so much more out of him now. 50 might be the perfect age to read this one. 🙂 4mo
Jeg Good for you. Maybe I should try again. I hated reading him at high school and have never tried again. 4mo
MrsMalaprop 👏👏👏 One of my faves. Now you should read 4mo
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I loved the retelling of this story of the Trojan war from the point of view of Briseis who goes from being a Queen to Achilles slave. I found myself thinking about what is happening in Afghanistan at the moment and feeling sad for the women of that country. We still have such a long way to go with women‘s rights.

Smrloomis Such a long way indeed! In many places I‘m afraid… 5mo
SamAnne I just put this on my TBR list. Reading A Thousand Ships right now and really enjoying it. 5mo
Jeg I heard her on ABC RN on the weekend, very interesting discussion. 5mo
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I hated the first half of this book and the second half was only a bit better. I feel like it tried way to hard to be high brow and this alienated me as a reader. It was pretentious and daft. The book would have fared better if it had just stuck to the story and didn‘t add all the other stuff which was totally unnecessary and boring.
I‘m not usually this savage when reviewing! 😬

Aims42 I bailed on it 🎈 I couldn‘t get hooked 😕 5mo
tracey38 But you have a snufalufagus! (I'm not sure if that's the correct spelling, haha) I love it! 5mo
Centique Snuffalufagus!!!! One of my friends is known as Snuff because as a child everyone thought he sounded like Snuffalufagus. I‘m so envious! 😍 5mo
Rissreads @Centique that is my nickname with my friends husband because when he started seeing her we would make plans and then I would pull out so he thought I was not real. He bought me this for my birthday. @tracey38 (edited) 5mo
CarolynM Glad I'm not the only one who didn't love this! It was an early bail for me. I wasn't interested and the writing annoyed me intensely. How have you been, Nerissa? 5mo
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The Labyrinth | Amanda Lohrey
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I really loved this book. The writing is beautiful and the story is very atmospheric and incredibly sad. My heart ached for Erica and the troubled relationship she has with her incarcerated son. I couldn‘t stop thinking about how hard this would be to live with.
#Ozfiction

Cathythoughts Sounds beautiful ❤️ stacked 5mo
CarolynM This is next month's book for my IRL book group. I'm looking forward to it. Hope all is well with you Nerissa💕 5mo
Rissreads @CarolynM yeah I‘m going ok but chasing my tail! How are you going with the latest lockdown? I will be interested to hear what you think of this one. X (edited) 5mo
MrsMalaprop I‘ve just started this. 5mo
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Winter Garden | Kristin Hannah
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I listened to this for my school book club. It was a pick but only just. I don‘t like things that are neatly tied up with a bow. Very predictable. Next!

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The Group: A Novel | Mary McCarthy
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This was my latest bookclub pick. It generated fantastic conversation. It‘s strange to enjoy a book when you don‘t like most of the characters.
It made me incredibly sad that it is set 90 years ago in the 1930‘s and we as women are still facing a lot of the same issues and struggles.

Centique I enjoyed this too! So many unlikeable characters but it was such a good window into oppression and gender roles wasn‘t it? 🤔 5mo
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The Animals In That Country | Laura Jean Mckay
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This book was really different but in a good way. If you contract the virus the ‘Zoo flu‘ you can talk to animals, which isn‘t such a great thing. It sends most people bonkers!
It was fantastic to have a grandma character that wasn‘t sweet. I loved the gutsy, drinking, smoking, swearing grandma Jean. ♥️
This is a picture of my Mums pug Pippa.
#Ozfiction

Reggie Oy, Pippa! Whata cutie! 6mo
CarolynM It's a weird one. I agree with you about the main character and the dingo too. And I was very amused by the whales😆 Hope you're doing well, Nerissa😘 6mo
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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I read this book in one day and it filled me with dread the whole time. My anxiety was through the roof! So much is packed into this short book. I did feel like it could have been fleshed out a bit more and the ending was a bit rushed. I will definitely read some more from this author.

kathedron She's great! Though I thought her "Summerwater" had an abrupt ending, too. 6mo
SamAnne I loved this one! I‘ve begun to appreciate writers who,pack a lot in a small book….over some of the overly long winded ones. 6mo
Centique How are you doing Nerissa? Are you guys out of lockdown? I hope things are going okay for you there 💕💕 6mo
Rissreads @Centique no lockdown for us! Most of Australia is in lockdown though. I‘m going ok. Busy with my parents living with us at the moment! Yes it‘s not as fun as it sounds! 🤣 How are you? X 6mo
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This book was everything I hoped it would be and more! It was epic, captivating and brought back the feelings I had as a child being totally lost in a good book. The awe and wonder and sheer delight of being immersed in a new world! Wanting to read it as fast as possible to finish the story but also wanting to read it as slow as possible to make it last! ♥️

Centique I was reading this series to my son but we stopped at book 2 and I need to pick it up again. It was so lovely and such a unique vision too. 7mo
Rissreads @Centique I wish I had read it with my kids. 7mo
Jeg Loved all these books. 6mo
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The Paris Library: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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Yeah, nah……
Between a so-so and a pan.

CarolynM I'm starting to think all books with this sort of cover and Paris in the title should be reviewed like that😆 7mo
MsMelissa Oh thank god I thought I was the only one who wasn‘t impressed with this book (I just finished). 6mo
Rissreads @MsMelissa you are not alone! ☺️ 6mo
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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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Thanks @Tanisha_A for gifting me this book.
I‘m embarrassed to say it is my first Morrison but it definitely won‘t be my last.
Such a sad book. So much pain and tragedy. It‘s heartbreaking that society is the cause of such self hatred in some children. That there is only one way to look, one kind of beauty. And if you don‘t conform to this beauty standard then you are worthless. We still have such a long way to go to undo these wrongs.

Reggie There is a whole passage about a sofa and what it means to a family that I always think about when this book comes up. Morrison is a master at writing. 7mo
Rissreads @Reggie the passage that got to me most was when Mrs. Breedlove was cruel to her own daughter Pecola but kind to the little girl of the people she worked for. That just broke my heart! 7mo
Centique I think this is the saddest book I ever read! But it also captured falling in love better than many books do too. Toni Morrison is incredible - there is such a world of wonderful writing for you to enjoy from her! 7mo
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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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I didn‘t want this book to end and now that it has I am feeling very empty. It‘s rare for me to mourn the end of a book but that‘s how deeply I felt for these characters. Stunning! ♥️

Blaire This is an all-time favorite of mine. 7mo
MrsMalaprop Oh, such a wonderful novel. 💕😭❤️ 7mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful book 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 the characters ❤️💔 7mo
Centique This is getting close to the top of my TBR! 7mo
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Gifts of Reading | Jennie Orchard
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This was given to me from a dear friend in my bookclub. She has sewn some thread on the bottom corner. ♥️
This is a collection of essays etc on gifting books and reading by many different authors. I liked some more than others. Each contributor listed their top 5 books that they gift. A book that came up in 2 lists was ‘A fine balance‘ by Rohinton Minstry. A book that I have had on my tbr shelf forever! So that‘s my next read!

Crazeedi Sounds like a wonderful book! 7mo
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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‘Everything is broken, and fucked up and completely fine. That is what life is. It‘s only the ratios that change.‘
I loved this book and it‘s portrayal of mental health is staggering! It‘s fierce and funny and devastating and profound. So good! 👏🏻

JennyM Loved this book! Had me simultaneously crying and laughing. Fierce is a good word for it ❤️ 8mo
CarolynM I've already stacked this one or I would stack it after reading your review🙂 8mo
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I needed this book as I have an immense fear of developing dementia like my Mum. It put normal forgetting into perspective.

Centique I thought this was so well done too. 7mo
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What makes us human? Our heart, our feelings and our compassion. I loved this book about an artificial friend. I found it sad and alarming as I believe that this kind of story could well happen in our future.

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I loved reading about NYC in the late 1930‘s. Towles descriptions painted such a clear picture in my mind of the time and place. ♥️

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Oops! Got some money and vouchers for my birthday so of course I went book shopping!!!!! Books are cheaper than shoes!

Crazeedi Great choices! And happy birthday to you 🎊🎶🎉🎁❤ 9mo
batsy Fun stack! I love Ghost Wall and The Summer Book. 9mo
LeeRHarry Happy birthday 🥳 9mo
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SamAnne Happy birthday! Loved Ghostwall! 9mo
JennyM Happy birthday Riss 🥳😘🥳You have a glorious stack of books there! 9mo
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday! 9mo
Jeg 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂 8mo
Reggie Happy Belated Birthday!!! 8mo
Nute I am going to start using that justification to myself when buying books...”Remember that this is way cheaper than buying shoes!” Yay! I like it!!😃 Happy Belated Birthday!🥳🎉 8mo
Rissreads @Nute thanks! X 8mo
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Made for Love | Alissa Nutting
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What a breath of fresh air this book is and a mind f*#k! Thanks for putting it on my radar @Reggie
It‘s a cautionary tale about letting technology take things too far in our world. It also acknowledges that women are somebodies not somebody‘s. This was weird and wonderful! 🐬🐬🐬

Reggie 😁yayyyy I‘m so glad you liked it! It‘s a big bunch of crazy but with a lot of commentary. 9mo
Crazeedi Sounds interesting, and a scritch for your sweet kitty!😻 9mo
MrsMalaprop Ooh, sounds intriguing. Love that photo 💕😻👏🏻. 9mo
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I used to think that if you are a good person good things will happen to you but now I realise that this is definitely not the case. It‘s all just down to chance. Fantastic book about life, death and humanity, it was so insightful and it made me realise how lucky I have been. And when someone in your life is going through tragedy you just need to show up. You don‘t have to have all the answers or say the right things. You just need to be there.

LeeRHarry The take home message I got from this book was definitely that it is better to say something rather than nothing, I‘ve tried to take it onboard - great read 😊 9mo
Crazeedi Sounds like a book I want to read, thanks for great review 9mo
Freespirit I haven‘t read it but it‘s on my list! 9mo
Suet624 Great review. Sounds like a good message. 9mo
Jeg Loved this book. Got her to sign my copy in those days of no covid. 9mo
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The Hours: A Novel | Michael Cunningham
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I was not expecting this book to effect me as much as it did. The writing is exquisite the subject matter heartbreaking. Cunningham‘s understanding of melancholy is astounding! ♥️

MicheleinPhilly This book shook me to my core when I first read it many moons ago. An all time favorite. 9mo
kathedron I adore this book (and have read it twice, so far)! 💕 9mo
Centique I loved this too 😢 9mo
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CarolynM Hi Nerissa, thinking of you in lockdown. Hope you're doing ok😘 9mo
Rissreads @CarolynM thanks for thinking of me. I‘m good. Just using the time to read and watch movies and trying to relax. Nothing else we can do. Can‘t wings as we have had it so good! How are you going? X 9mo
CarolynM Not too bad thanks🙂 I'm glad you can see the silver lining. Hope the time passes quickly. 9mo
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I listened to this. It was a pick but only just. Lots of interesting stuff in here but it had no direction and I‘m confused as to why it was titled ‘My year of living vulnerably‘.

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This book was sad, sad, sad from beginning to end but god it was good! The similarities with its depictions of a pandemic were spooky, especially because it was written in 2018. There are so many scenes that will stick with me, especially to do with Candace wondering around a deserted New York City taking photos for her blog page. It‘s just helped cement my desire to visit NY one day.
Apocalyptic fiction is my jam!

Reggie Awww, the part that made me cry was the girl behind the curtain. And then I got angry cause Bob was an *******. Glad you liked this book! 9mo
Rissreads @Reggie yep that scene really got me too, how she was shredding hair in her mouth! 9mo
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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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Oh my heart! This book hurt! Sooooooo good! ♥️

SamAnne I am so looking forward to my library hold coming in on this one. 9mo
MrsMalaprop Glad you loved it 🥰 9mo
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The Lizard | Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
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School book club pick. Not my thing, too unbelievable. Listened too it and the narrator was good, he could do English, Australian, Greece and German accents.

MrsMalaprop You finished it - yay! 9mo
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Seeing as I am on holidays for this week I‘m going to join in!
My goals are 3 hrs physical reading a day and 1 hr listening a day. Also finish my current jigsaw.
Thanks @Andrew65 for the encouragement
Also this is a beautiful picture!
#AwesomeApril

Andrew65 Great timing. Good luck 😊👍 9mo
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My bookclub book choice. I have always wanted to read this book as I love the movie. This book has it all! I needed a bit of silliness in my life right now and this book didn‘t disappoint! This book was a delight! 🤩

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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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This was exquisite! Loved it! A really lovely surprise how much I enjoyed it. 💛
Another beautiful gift from @CarolynM
It looks splendid with my birthday flowers!

BarbaraBB I loved this one too! 9mo
CarolynM 😘 Glad you enjoyed it. The flowers are looking lovely. 9mo
Tanisha_A One of my favourite novels 9mo
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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Why have I not read Virginia Woolf before now?
I loved this book and the writing. I will definitely work my way through her others! ♥️
Thanks so much for this gorgeous gift @Tanisha_A

Tanisha_A Such a fabulous read. Glad you liked it. ❤️ 9mo
MrsMalaprop Hmmm, you have me contemplating...don‘t think I‘ve read her either? 9mo
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Thank you @Reggie for sending me this book ♥️. The language was beautiful, the story devastating. I loved the complexity of the characters. Good people do bad things sometimes and bad people sometimes do good things. I will definitely look out for the authors next novel.

Reggie Yayyyy, I‘m so glad you liked it! 10mo
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@CarolynM Thank you! This was very unexpected but so lovely. You have made me feel very special and reminded me what an amazing community Litsy is. I have been a bit absent on Litsy lately, as life doesn‘t always go to plan. Fingers crossed I find more time to interact with you. X

Lizpixie @Rissreads she‘s wonderful isn‘t she? Much much love @CarolynM ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
CarolynM Hope you're having a lovely birthday, Nerissa 🎂🎈🎉💕 10mo
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Centique Happy belated birthday Nerissa! How is everything going? Hope you and the family are all well 💕 9mo
Rissreads @Centique thanks! Hmmm things are a bit bumpy here as my Dad is really sick so him and my Mum are living with me. Not what I thought I would be doing this year. I did have a beautiful week away with friends so that was lovely. I hope you are going ok? X 9mo
Centique @Rissreads oh boy that is a difficult situation! My dad has been ill but not so bad that he has had to move out of his home yet. We are beginning to research retirement village options though as he‘s definitely losing mobility and memory. Best wishes to you as you go about supporting your parents 💕💕 9mo
Rissreads Thanks @Centique it‘s just a lot to take in and organise, but I‘m sure we will get it sorted eventually! 9mo
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This was a very interesting listen. I learnt a lot and was shocked with how things were covered up and not handled appropriately. Very sad and devastating consequences for a lot of innocent people.

Crazeedi 👋👋 Nerissa!! 10mo
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I just finished all three of these books and I really enjoyed them. Not bad for a YA series. I just watched the movie and I hated it! Why must they change the story so much that it‘s totally different! Aghhhhhhhh, so annoying!

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Another Booker prize winner I adored! This book ripped my heart out. I just wanted to open my arms up to Shuggie, give him a cuddle and never let him go. Soooooooo good! ❤️

CarolynM I'm still working up the courage to read this. Depressing books are not very attractive these days. How are things with you, Nerissa? 11mo
Rissreads @CarolynM Hmmmmm, a lot going on! My Dads not well. How are you going? X (edited) 11mo
Jeg That‘s how I felt too. I hope he writes some more. 11mo
CarolynM Sorry, I've only just seen your reply (comment tags don't always show up on my notifications). I'm sorry to hear your Dad is unwell. Sending love and hugs🤗 10mo
Tanisha_A I wanted to do the same! 💔 8mo
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