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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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Love this 💙

Kaila-ann So true ❤️ 1w
KristenDuck This is so cute! 1w
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Summer Santa | Ward Maia
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#summersantagoespostal
@nelehelen
1. Chips/crisps
2. Earings
3. Sherlock (British)
4. Classic 80‘s films - way too many
5. Yellow
6. Sparkling flavoured water/ chai tea
7. Roller skating EVERYWHERE in Hong Kong listening to Blondie on my Sony Walkman
8. @Crazeedi @LaraReads @Andrew65

nelehelen Roller skating all over Hong Kong?! Sounds like a dream or a movie! 😍 thanks for joining and playing!! 2w
Crazeedi ❤❤ for tag!! 2w
Andrew65 Thanks for tag. 😍 2w
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Rissreads @nelehelen it was the 80‘s and I was 11yrs old! And when I said everywhere I meant to school, the shops, the park, to brownies, to my mates etc 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m behind in our readalong... it‘s been a rough weekend. I‘m sorry 😪 2w
Rissreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks so am I! So all good! 👍 2w
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1. If it makes me feel something and I‘m still thinking about it days, weeks and months later.
2. Teaspoons
3. Nope, I hate cooking.
4. Not really, poetry hasn‘t really been my thing but I think it is something I should maybe explore more.
5. @MrsMalaprop @Jeg

Crazeedi Love your answer to number 1 👍😍 2w
Eggs Agreed #1👍🏼👏🏻🤗 2w
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The Choke | Sofie Laguna
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#Ozfiction
I loved this book. I listened to the first third and read the rest. I was so invested in it that I couldn‘t go to sleep last night until I finished it. Laguna does an amazing job at narrating as a 9 to 14 yr old. This book is devastating and yes I had an ugly cry. I will definitely read her other book ‘The eye of the sheep‘.

TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 sounds interesting. 2w
AntoinetteBuchanan Eye of the Sheep is wonderful 2w
Rissreads @TrishB what‘s really distressing about this book is lots of children live in these kinds of worlds where the adults are not really the adults and they have to fend for themselves 😩 2w
TrishB I know, that‘s awful 😔 2w
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South of Forgiveness | Thordis Elva, Tom Strange
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Mahatma Gandhi once said that the weak could never forgive. That forgiveness was an attribute of the strong. (pg 301)
This quote sums up the overall theme of this book written by both the rapist and the victim. It is a raw and powerful story which I found very moving and so relevant and so remarkable. Thanks for the recommendation @MrsMalaprop I know this book is going to sit with me for quite a while.

Kalalalatja Such a powerful book! 3w
MrsMalaprop 👏 I messaged her in appreciation on Insta and she responded. #fangirl 😍 2w
Crazeedi Did you see my post to you? I got your lovely package and posted on my feed! @Rissreads 2w
Rissreads @Crazeedi no I didn‘t I will look now. 👍 2w
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The Well: Popular Penguins | Elizabeth Jolley
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#Ozfiction
‘What have you brought me, Hester? What have you brought me from the shop?‘
‘I‘ve brought Katherine, Father,‘ Miss Harper said. ‘I‘ve brought Katherine, but she‘s for me.‘
This book is a creepy physiological drama. It‘s about an obsessive unconventional relationship between 2 women. The story is quite ambiguous in parts and requires you to decide what‘s real and what‘s insanity.

MrsMalaprop Love Elizabeth Jolley. I was lucky to have her as a lecturer at uni 🙏❤️. 3w
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop Ooooooo, lucky you! Have you read any of her books? (edited) 3w
Crazeedi From me to you ❤ and ((hugs)) 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#24B4Monday
@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Thanks for hosting and the encouragement.
Not a bad effort, I‘m happy with it seeing as I had an action packed weekend.

TheReadingMermaid An action-packed weekend and you still got that time??? You are my hero girl! 🦸🦹 3w
Andrew65 Fantastic time, especially with other things you had going on. 👏👏👏🙌 3w
MrsMalaprop Woot! Woot! That‘s impressive 👏. 3w
Nessavamusic Great job!! 3w
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Wow, wow, wow! This book was so f*•king awesome. My favourite of the year. It‘s a book about depression and anxiety that everyone should read as these conditions touch us all either personally or through someone you know. It is very well written and researched. This book has changed my life and I will re read it every year. This book has made me look at the way I live my life and has filled me with knowledge and hope. Sooooooooo good! 😊

Jeg I must read this. My brother recently was hospitalised for his depression and anxiety. This book was recommended and I got it for him. I‘m looking forward to reading, even more so since reading your review. Thanks. 😊😊 2w
Jeg Have you read Happy Never After? Fabulous. 2w
Rissreads @Jeg No I haven‘t I will maybe try to get it on Audible 2w
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#24B4Monday #PopJarGame

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

So far I have read for 9hrs and 35 minutes and finished reading 2 books.
The tbr ‘jar‘ has spoken and the next book I will start tomorrow is..........
The Well by Elizabeth Jolley #Ozfiction
#LitsyAtoZ book letter ‘J‘
What fun! 😆

TheSpineView That is awesome! 4w
TheReadingMermaid ❤️❤️❤️ your "jar" ? 4w
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant. Well done. 🙌👏😁 4w
mally_n Great effort!! 4w
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A travelling memoir.
What a fantastic philosophy ‘Turn a mishap into an adventure!‘ This was the kind of book that you can read a bit here and read a bit there. Each chapter starts with a postcard that the author has written and mailed to herself describing events or emotions of her travels in Europe. How I wish I could just take a year off and travel like she does.

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#LitzyAtoZ letter ‘V‘
Nope, this book just didn‘t do it for me. What a let down. I did like some characters and their stories but not others. This is the second Pulitzer Prize book I‘ve read this year and they have both left me scratching my head. What am I missing?
I have 2 more on my tbr shelf but I am a bit reluctant to pick them up. It‘s strange as I find I generally love the books that win the Man Booker prize.

Lindy I love this book so much that I have read it twice and will surely read it again. It hits lots of notes for me: MPV; memorable characters; novel told via interconnected stories; time & music are themes; stylistic elegance. 4w
Trashcanman I don't want to... I don't want to go. 4w
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Flames | Robbie Arnott
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#ozfiction #LitsyAtoZ #buddyread @Abailliekaras

This book was mad but so refreshing and wonderful. Once I accepted the magic realism, I was hooked! It‘s beautifully written and has made me yearn to revisit Tasmania. It explores family, grief, nature and spirituality. Each chapter is from the perspective of a different character, which works. Some parts of the book are extremely difficult to stomach (animals deaths) but others made me laugh.

AntoinetteBuchanan I hope to start it tomorrow. I‘m very much looking forward to it 1mo
Rissreads @AntoinetteBuchanan It will be interesting to see what you think. I can see how some people would not like or connect to the book. 1mo
Freespirit This sounds great. Stacked😊 1mo
Abailliekaras Great review! I agree - mad but in a beautiful way - and there‘s lovely humour in it. Glad you liked it! 1mo
Lindy I‘m looking forward to this one. It will be released in Canada in July. 1mo
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#Litsylove
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for the birthday wishes and cards! @nelehelen @JoyBlue @Soubhiville @Crazeedi @LokiDokey @litenthusiast @CoffeeNBooks @tracey38 @Slajaunie
Especially the book @LaraReads and bookmarks @Bklover @UwannaPublishme @BookwormAHN
I am writing back as fast as life allows!
❤️💙💜🧡💚💛
@TheBookHippie
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

JennyM Happy birthday 🥳 1mo
Rissreads @JennyM it was last month but I keep getting things in the mail! 😊 1mo
BookwormAHN 😺😺 1mo
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JennyM @Rissreads 😂 oh that‘s so lovely. Enjoy the prolonged birthday 😘 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊💞 1mo
Soubhiville I love that book! I laughed so hard I actually had tears running down my face. Enjoy! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Soubhiville I‘m stacking it then!!!! 🤣🤣🤣 sounds like the story of my life!! (edited) 1mo
Crazeedi I'm so glad the card made it!! 👍😍💞 1mo
UwannaPublishme Glad you‘re having a great birthday month! 😘💕💕🎉🎉🎂🎈🎁🎁 1mo
nelehelen Another letter should be en route to you from me!! 1mo
LaraReads @Rissreads Yay yay yay! I‘m glad it FINALLY made its way across the big pond! 🌊🤣 Enjoy! 💕 1mo
Rissreads @LaraReads it was very kind of you x 1mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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What if the world were run by women? Another book that totally enthralled me from start to finish. I loved the play on power and gender. It shines a light on so many issues that are relevant today. Powerful, smart, brutal and shocking! I finished this book a few days ago and I am still thinking about it. Always a good thing!

Cinfhen I really liked this one! 1mo
Caroline2 I loved this one too!! 👍🏻 1mo
Jeg I loved this one too. When I play with my grandson now my women figures have the power in their hands. No guns !! 1mo
Rissreads @Jeg Love it! 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 2mo
Jeg @Rissreads don‘t know how to do it but these are the ones of yours I relate to , 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 16, 19. 😊😊😊😊 2mo
Rissreads @jeg That‘s ok! I think it was @mrsmalaprop who told me about the app PicCollage. I then just played around with it! I got there eventually!!! (edited) 2mo
MrsMalaprop Oh that‘s right, you two are my Rod Stewart fan friends 😂👍 @Rissreads @Jeg 1mo
Fridameetslucy I worry too. A lot some times 1mo
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Well I must have liked this book because I felt for the main character and cared about what she was doing to herself. I found myself yelling at her ‘Nooooooo! Stop!‘ quiet often. This book was a trip and so funny in places, especially the ‘so called‘ psychiatrist who was bat shit crazy! 🤣
It references Whoopi Goldberg a lot and I kept wondering if she has read it.
As my Mum always says “Money doesn‘t make you happy.” I‘m glad it ended with hope.

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This book is hilarious one minute, 🤣🤣🤣 The main characters dreams (Pg 60-62) and her conversations with her parents! (Pg 67/68)
And then the next page it‘s so devastatingly sad! 😩😩😩

@MrsMalaprop
@LapReader
#buddyread

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Hmmmm, I am a bit miffed about how this book won the Pulitzer Prize last year. I really struggled with the first half and I think I would have bailed except it is my book club book pick. I warmed slightly to the story in the second half especially some of the observations about growing old.
I did like some of the writing though:
‘Bougainvillea bloomed on their porch like a discarded prom dress.‘

LapReader I picked it up from my building‘s book exchange then put it back before reading it. 2mo
Rissreads @LapReader some people have really loved it. 2mo
MrsMalaprop I‘m with you on this Nerissa. We did it for BC at the end of last year. Some members absolutely loved it. 1mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop we are reviewing it at our next meeting in early May. It will be interesting to see who liked it and who didn‘t. 1mo
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin
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It‘s my birthday! 🎂
Thank you all you beautiful people who have sent me cards, I feel very special! Thanks especially to @robinb for the bookmark and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie for the book ‘Mexico‘.
I had a lovely time just browsing the shelves of a book store today and I came home with the tagged book, lucky me!❤️
#Litsylove
@whatsthEStorey @throwmeabook @Stacypatrice @Kerrioke @LaurensLibrary @aroc @CoffeeNBooks @Bookwormjillk

Rissreads I am busy replying to you all! X 2mo
Cathythoughts A very Happy Birthday to you 🎈♥️ 2mo
Erofan Happy birthday to you 🎉🎁🎂💕🎆 2mo
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TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 2mo
sudi Happy Birthday 🎉🎉🎂🎁🎈 2mo
JennyM HaPpY BiRtHdAy 🥳♥️🥳 2mo
Sarah83 Happy birthday 🎂 2mo
CarolynM Happy birthday Nerissa 🎂🎈🎉 Hope you're having a lovely evening after a lovely day😘 (edited) 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎊🎈🎂 ❤️ 2mo
Stacypatrice Sending birthday hugs and smiles 🤗😁 2mo
LiteraryinLititz Happy birthday! Fill it with great things! 2mo
aroc Happy birthday! 2mo
Slajaunie Happy Birthday! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Happy Birthday! 🎂 2mo
robinb 👍🤗🎉🎉🎉💞 2mo
Jeg Happy birthday 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂 2mo
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Wow! This book blew my mind! It was refreshing to read such an original murder mystery. I both listened and read this book and I loved every minute of it! I was mesmerised from the first page to the last. It‘s definitely one of my favourites for this year. It was just so bloody clever! 🤩

emmalouise1 I'm hearing really good reviews from this book . In on my kindle to read I'm just scared to start as i know Il get to the end and I don't want it to end. If thay makes sense 😀 2mo
Bklover So glad to hear it! I just got my copy from Book Depository- same copy as yours. 😁 2mo
Rissreads @emmalouise1 @Bklover It will be interesting to see what you think of the book, if you like it as much as I did! 2mo
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emmalouise1 @Rissreads I started it this morning. So far so good im 5 chapters in and it's different to what I expected it but I'm really enjoying it :) 2mo
Bklover It really looks good. I mailed you a note today. Will probably take forever to get to you! 2mo
Rissreads @Bklover thanks! It will be lovely to hear from you. X 2mo
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#Fridaynightbookclub is actually #Saturdaymorningbookclub in Australia.
Our book club is meeting tonight so I‘m excited for that as it means a new book to read!
❤️💛💜💙🧡💚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 🐶❤️ 2mo
mreads ❤🐕❤ 2mo
JoScho So cute!!! 2mo
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#litsyLove
Thankyou @bookish_wookish for this absolutely gorgeous card! Yellow flowers are my favourite. 💛
You have put a little bit of sunshine in my life.

bookish_wookish Yay!!! Im glad it made you smile! 🌼 2mo
bookish_wookish It also got there really fast!!! So Happy early Birthday!! 🎁🎈 2mo
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New book! I think I‘m going to like this one......🤞

olivia.ferz I love this quote. Very meaningful. 2mo
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It‘s been awhile since a book has made me cry, and I am an ugly crier! Such a powerful book that stays with you. This book rips your heart out of your chest. ❤️
My 15yr old son is reading it for school so I thought I would read it again so he has someone to talk to about it. I can‘t wait to see what he thinks of it.

Erofan So beautiful cat 😻! 2mo
Crazeedi I 💜💖 your fur baby! 2mo
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#LitsyLove
First letters have just gone in the mail! All 4 of them to the USA. Happy birthday March LitsyLove members. 💙💛💜💚
And the package is on its way to @CoffeeNBooks who is my first letter received. 🧡
What fun I am having!!!!!!!❤️

CoffeeNBooks Oh wow! Thanks so much! 😊 2mo
Rissreads @CoffeeNBooks thanks for my note, it made me feel happy 🤩 2mo
TheBookHippie Hopefully your book arrives soon!!! 2mo
Rissreads @TheBookHippie Oooooooooo! Exciting! Thanks 🧡💙❤️💛💚💜 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💓💓💓 2mo
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Snail Mail | Samantha Berger
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My first #Litsylove letter! Thanks to my beautiful cat Lola for being my model!
I was so excited to find this card in my letterbox. This is such a wonderful idea and I feel so blessed to have found Litsy.
Thanks @CoffeeNBooks for your card, you have truly made my week! 💙💛🧡❤️💚💜 I shall write back tonight! Xxxxxxxxx

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2mo
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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This book taught me a lot about Japan and Korea that I didn‘t know. I really enjoyed the first half of the book and the characters but I lost some interest as the book went along. I think a lot of this was because of the straightforward writing style, it annoyed me at times.
#LitsyAtoZ letter ‘P‘

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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‘I think you have to have faith in people before they earn it. Otherwise it‘s not faith, right?‘
Great book, about a rock band, although I did find the story a bit predictable. I could see in my head the movie of this as I was reading it.
What I loved most were the strong female characters and their relationships and support for each other. 💪🏻💜

wordzie ❤ the quote ☺ 2mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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This was better than I hoped. It‘s great to finally know the original story.

SleepyDragon O.M.G. Tim Curry??!! 💜💜💜 2mo
TheWintergarden Yes! 😍💜💜🖤 2mo
Rissreads @NeesyBeth the cast were fantastic! 2mo
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#Litsylove 🧡💜🖤💛💙💚❤️

1. Reading (duh!), playing board games, theatre/movies, walking
2. Apocalyptic/dystopian, contemporary fiction, memoir,
3. 1 dog, kelpie cross ‘Rocky‘. 2 cats ‘Crookshanks‘ and ‘Lola‘.
4. Yep!
5. Teaspoons, crazy socks (and books 🤣)
6. Nope!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Special teaspoons or just teaspoons?! 😉 3mo
Rissreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks special teaspoons! 3mo
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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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Well what the hell did I just read? I usually love dystopian novels but This book was so vague. It was such hard work. I kept reading always hoping that all the questions would be answered, but when I got to the end I still had no answers. I still don‘t know if the world outside was full of real dangers or if it was all fabricated in their heads! I wish I had read it with other smarter people to explain it to me!

readingjedi I felt pretty much the same about this one 🤔 3mo
wordzie 😁😁 2mo
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The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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Beautiful spot to sit and read......

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Another great passage in this book! I really enjoyed this story and how it has made me feel sad and mad. It is so relevant in so many ways. How women are held accountable for men behaving badly. Jokes that go too far. Aggressive and over the top parents at children‘s sports games. I could go on and on......
Letter ‘B‘ book, #LitsyAtoZ

thebluestocking I loved this book! That‘s a great quote, and only one of many that are great. ❤️📚 3mo
CarolynM Such a good book❤️ 3mo
wordzie 2mo
tpixie @thebluestocking yes this book was fun of great quotes!!! 2mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I‘m really liking this book and this quote.

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Well I didn‘t love this book and I didn‘t hate it either. I do appreciate the research that must have gone into it.

Freespirit I loved this book. 3mo
Lcsmcat Kitty! 3mo
MrsMalaprop Snap! Again 😊. 3mo
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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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I‘ve been a bit naughty.......🤣
New books! ❤️💜🧡💙💚🖤💛

Chelleo 7 Husbands is so good! Friday Black is on my TBR (edited) 3mo
Rissreads @Chelleo Yes I want to read 7 husbands because of all the Litsy love! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve only read the first two on the top, and they‘re great! 3mo
MrsMalaprop Exciting! I‘ve not read any of these. 3mo
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I hated ‘Eat pray love‘ so I‘m giving the author another go. This book came highly recommended by some bookclub members. Fingers crossed I love it!

FreeReadAndWrite I also hated eat pray love! Sometimes I feel all alone in that opinion lol 3mo
SamAnne I refused even to pick up Eat Pray Love. But I really enjoyed this novel! It was hard to comprehend the same author had written both. 3mo
MrsMalaprop Hmmm, I too could not even contemplate picking up Eat, Pray, Love @SamAnne and I think it‘s best I keep my opinions on this one to myself 😂. I will say that my view was at odds with most others in my book club though 🤷‍♀️😊. 3mo
UwannaPublishme Glad I‘m not the only one who didn‘t like Eat, Pray, Love. 😊 3mo
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The Nowhere Child | Christian White
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I didn‘t love this book but didn‘t hate it either and I did read until the end so that I would know what happened. But I just wanted it to end fast so I could move on and start to read something else. The story was ok but I just didn‘t connect with the characters at all, the writer didn‘t develop them enough.
#ozfiction

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Fingersmith | Sarah Waters
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Another fantastic book I‘ve read this year! It‘s been awhile since a books twist has really surprised me, and there is more than 1! I found myself thinking of this book whilst at work, wanting to be home reading it!
#LitsyAtoZ letter ‘F‘

MrsMalaprop I loved this too. Sarah Waters is fab 👍. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm One of my favourites ❤️ 3mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop what other books of hers would you recommend? 3mo
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readingjedi I loved this one as well 💗 3mo
Caroline2 I loved this book too! 😍 3mo
Cathythoughts I loved this ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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The Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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This is the story of a deeply wounded family of 5 boys. The characters are created beautifully and with such depth, I don‘t want to let them go just yet.
It is a complex story that takes a bit to get into and understand what‘s going on as it jumps around timelines, but it‘s so worth it.
#LitsyAtoZ letter ‘Z‘
#ozfiction
And really who wouldn‘t want a mule for a pet?

TrishB I loved it 💕 4mo
MrsMalaprop Great review 👏. 4mo
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Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Why did I wait so long to read this?
I sobbed like a baby at the end of this book! Such a devastating read but also so uplifting! 💜
I love the empowerment of the women in the story. That they didn‘t give up on themselves or each other and that they were responsible for the change in their lives. I just loved it!!!!! 💜
#LitsyAtoZ letter ‘C‘

Jeg One of my favourite all time books. I read it soon after it came out. 4mo
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Wow! This book was so hard to put down, so basically all day I kept sneaking back to it, abandoning everything else! (Sorry kids!)
I am a sucker for post - apocalyptic fiction and this book didn‘t disappoint! I loved it! ❤️🧡💙💜💛💚
Now I can watch the Netflix film tomorrow and ignore my life some more! 🤣

MrsMalaprop 😂 4mo
Jeg What a wonderful idea. Reading and Netflix.😍😍 4mo
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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What an amazing dedication at the start of this book.........

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Overall this was a great read but I was hoping it would affect me more deeply than it did. I found the coincidences in the plot annoying but It did make me laugh a lot though. 🤣
#LitsyAtoZ letter ‘H‘

Cathythoughts Sounds good ... still havnt read it , I just have a resistance to it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m surprised @Cathythoughts I think you‘re gonna love it😍 (edited) 4mo
Reggie @Cathythoughts me and you both. I think I just wanna let the hype die down first before I read it. 4mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie yes that‘s it , let‘s let the hype die down a bit 👍🏻 4mo
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I am soooooo excited to start this brick 🧱!
I have 2 more weeks on holiday so I thought I would read the longest book on my #LitsyAtoZ list: the letter ‘H‘.

MrsMalaprop Just finished it. You may or may not want to read my review! 4mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop I think I will wait. 4mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I LOVED THIS BOOK! I wish we had books like this when I was a teenager. What makes this book sad is how honest and relatable it is to the injustices going on in many parts of the world today. We need to listen, learn and we need to do better. Such a powerful book 💪🏻

MrsMalaprop Such a terrific book for all ages 👍. 4mo
Jeg I loved it too. 4mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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This book was funny, sad, very, very strange but also rather lovely.
I love the basic message: F*•k everyone else and just be true to yourself. The world does not need everyone to be the same!

Reggie Nice!!!!👍🏽 4mo
MrsMalaprop Sounds great. 4mo
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Finally read this book. It is the first from my #LitsyAtoZ 2019 for the letter ‘i‘. I loved the way it told the story from the viewpoint of the victims, the criminals and the investigators. I have always been fascinated with why people behave a certain way and do the things they do.

JaclynW I just finished this book for my second time in December. I love this book! It is written so well. Because it is true time, it is quite creepy. I too, was taken with how Capote gives you a peek into the lives of these criminals. You really do wonder what makes a person do the things they do. 4mo
Rissreads @JaclynW I am also fascinated with the story of the writer and his relationship with one of the killers so I think I will watch the film ‘Capote‘ tonight. 4mo
Kaye One of my favorites. Every time I read it, and they describe the family on their last day going about their normal daily duties, you know what‘s coming and you just want to yell RUN ! !! To them so they can get away in time. 4mo
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JaclynW @kaye Exactly! 4mo
JaclynW @Rissreads I will have to watch that again. Truman Capote is an interesting man. I've read a bit of his other stuff and liked it too. I'm interested in his relationship with Harper Lee also. A good book about Capote (fictionalized but based on real events) is 4mo
MrsMalaprop Oh yay, just read this too. We should have done a buddy read. 4mo
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Fight Like A Girl | Clementine Ford
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Another fantastic book from feminist Clementine Ford.
Quote: ‘Why is the measure of a mans worth meant to be the size of his integrity while the measure of a woman‘s is the size of her waist?‘
Yep, so much to be angry and sad about!

Jeg A favourite of mine. 4mo
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Papillon | Henri Charriere
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Our latest bookclub pick and What a fantastic story it was!
It got me thinking about all the places this escaped convict ended up and at all times he was shown such kindness and generosity from strangers who knew of his status but were willing to give him a chance because he had done nothing to wrong them. They believed that he deserved a chance to redeem himself and make something of his life. Perhaps we could all learn from this?

Cinfhen Interesting 4mo
Erofan Beautiful cover! 4mo
MrsMalaprop Oh well done getting through this tome 📚👏. 4mo
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