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RuthyBux

RuthyBux

Joined December 2017

Bibliophile, Nature Nerd and Drinker of Tea.
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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
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I didn't think this would be my cup of tea....but it's amazing 😍 #sundayreading #currentread #wwz

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A shorter read than I remember! I first read this when I was about 15 for my English class, and remember it as being much longer.

Anyway, I loved this book just as much the second time round. A solid 5🌟

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I should be studying but this story is just so good! 📚☕🍫

#currentread #sundayreads

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Aww probably read this 20 years ago but remember it was beautiful! 1y
RuthyBux @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Same. I had to read it for an English class years ago and loved it. It popped into my head recently so decided to read it again. It's a lovely book 1y
Vikkiha I read this 30 years ago because my mum and all her friends were reading it. Such a powerful story. I love historical books about the lives of ordinary people. 1y
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I first read this book for an English class when I was about 14 years old. I've been .meaning to re-read it for some time now. Lets hope it's as good as I remember

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Untitled | Unknown
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Wow, its been a while folks 😁 I've been so busy the last few months writing my thesis. But it's all done and dusted now so I can start reading for pleasure again!

Thanks to everyone who followed me while I was away from Litsy. I look forward to seeing all your posts 💕💕

MrsSpencer I love this picture!! 1y
ReadingSusan Yay! Congratulations! 1y
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RuthyBux @MrsSpencer It's lovely isn't it 💕 I took it from Google 😊 1y
4thhouseontheleft Congrats on finishing your thesis!! 1y
RuthyBux @4thhouseontheleft Thank you 😊 1y
Maria514626 Congratulations @RuthyBux! 🎉🎉🎉 1y
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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I had great plans to do some work in the garden this afternoon, but the temperature has dropped and it's started snowing! So I'm cuddlin' up with the kitty and Agatha Christie for the rest of the day 📚🐱🍵

TheAnitaAlvarez This is my favorite Agatha Christie ever ❤️ 2y
RuthyBux @TheAnitaAlvarez its sooooo good! I'm not normally one for murder mysteries, but I recently read Murder on the Orient Express and loved it, so decided to give another Agatha Christie a go. I'm hooked on this one 😍😍😍 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @RuthyBux I used to read her a lot when I was a teen, because my grandma would get them at the supermarket whenever she went shopping, so when I visited her there was always some new books to read 2y
Jess7 I liked this book a lot! 1y
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Chores done, fire lighting so the evening shall be spent on Soldier Island 😍😍

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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#16 on the #readingwomen challenge. I'm not usually a fan of murder mysteries, but I loved Murder on the Orient Express.

Can't wait to get stuck into this one 😍

#kindle #ebook #agathachristie #andthentherewerenone

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Untitled | Anonymous
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So, I've decided to do the #readingwomen challenge this year. I'm looking for #recommendations for books that would suit the challenge...any ideas fellow #littens?

callielafleur Kelly Link writes amazing and weird short stories! Magic For Beginners is an excellent collection. 2y
RuthyBux Thanks @callielafleur I'll check it out! 2y
Dragon I just finished a great thriller set in the American south 2y
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Velvetfur For number 4: a short story collection, how about The Virago Book.of Women Travellers? That's on my bookshelf, on my TBR 😊 And for the one set in Russia or by a Russian author, it would have to be The Master and Margarita! 2y
Fernoppy 4 - anything by NK Jemisin, 20 - the hate race by Maxine been a Clark, 21 - uprooted by Naomi novik 9 - Helen garner, charlotte wood, Hannah Kent, melina matchetta. Kindred by Octavia butler would work as set in the south or as fantasy. 2y
BookishBelle Eudora Welty‘s work was mostly (if not completely) set in the American South. Plus she‘s from here so I feel like you‘d get extra points for that. Lol 2y
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Tea Planter's Daughter | Janet MacLeod Trotter
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I finally finished it! I've only been reading this book for a month 😂

A lovely read, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

4🌟

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Tea Planter's Daughter | Janet MacLeod Trotter
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I've been offline for so long, but I've been itching to get back to litsy. It's been a busy few weeks with exams, study and dissertation deadlines 😱 But that's all over and done with, and I have a full week off to catch up on my reading 😍😍😍

Looks like I'll *finally* get around to finishing The Tea Planter's Daughter!

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Tea Planter's Daughter | Janet MacLeod Trotter
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Oh my! What a busy few days it's been, I've barely had time to read. I've all the presents wrapped, prepped the turkey, visited friends and relatives so now it's time to put the feet up with a book.

I'll probably be offline for the next 48 hours or so, so I'll take this opportunity to wish everyone a very merry Christmas. I hope everyone gets stacks of books! 😂📚🎆

PurpleyPumpkin Merry Christmas to you too! Enjoy. 🎄💜 2y
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Tea Planter's Daughter | Janet MacLeod Trotter
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This has been on my #tbr for far too long.

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I love, love, love this book. As a fellow nature nerd and introvert this book appealed to me in numerous ways. The solitude, the wild places, connecting with nature. Fascinating stuff.

4🌟

DiruVamp This sounds right up my nature loving introverted alley! 2y
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Arguably: Selected Essays | Christopher Hitchens
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I always loved the Hitch and his marvellous way with words. I've read most of his books and essays, and regularly return to this collection. It's a permanent feature on my side table.

Such a strong, opinionated and more than a little controversial character. Like him or loathe him you cannot deny his command of the English language. His wit and his wisdom is sorely missed.

5🌟

Cathythoughts I‘ve never heard of or read him. Thankyou for sharing 🙏I love this about Litsy ✨✨✨ 2y
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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
Mehso-so

So I finished this last night. Not a badly written book, it was very readable but I feel the ending of the book was very, very rushed.

Hats off to Krysten Ritter, this isn't a bad attempt for a first book but the outcome of the story was somewhat predictable.

3🌟

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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
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On the train again. I'm hoping I'll get this finished by the time I get home 😊

#choochoo #goinghomeforchristmas

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Is there anyone that doesn't love this book? 💕

suvata I doubt it 2y
tournevis I like the book. I don't love it, though. 2y
CarolynM Me, sorry. I read it when I first got together with my husband because it was his favourite book. Still amazes me that the relationship survived it! 2y
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RuthyBux @tournevis Really? My Dad was a massive Tolkein fan, so I suppose I have a sentimental attachment to all things Middle Earth. Glad you liked it, but sorry you didn't love it. 2y
tournevis @RuthyBux Reading it in translation has an effect for sure 2y
Sydsavvy Absolutely no one!! 2y
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Rebeca | Daphne Du Maurier
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This was another recent read from the library, and the first of Du Maurier's books I've read. A very atmospheric story with some somewhat unsettling undertones. While I'll admit I disliked the main character a bit (Rebecca is spineless!), I really enjoyed the story, and it gripped me till the end.

I'm looking forward to reading more of Du Maurier's work.

4🌟

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Wow. I read this first when I was about 15, and while I enjoyed it I don't think I could appreciate the message that Atwood was conveying. I simply read it as a story, and missed the underlying themes.

I reread this again about a year ago, and it hit me like a tonne of bricks. An excellent but often challenging read.

4.5🌟

[DELETED] 3803335244 I liked this book but I felt so much needed to be explained. She needed either a prequel or sequel either would be great! 2y
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California: A Novel | Edan Lepucki
Mehso-so

I rad this recently on kindle. The beginning of the story was promising, but I felt it got a bit predictable and slow towards the end. It's not a bad read, and if you're a fan of dystopia then it might be right up your alley.

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Untitled | Unknown
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My feed is full of people's beautiful bookmarks, and here I am with a grubby little post-it. I'm going to have to up my bookmark game! 😂😂😂

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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
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I'm a mature student in my final year of a B.Sc. Hons. I've an exam today 😱 I probably should have studied last night instead of reading #bonfire.

Any other #maturestudent s on here?

Owlizabeth 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
RuthyBux Really @Owlizabeth ? What are you studying? 2y
Owlizabeth I‘m getting a bachelors in social work. It‘s slow going, but definitely worth it. 2y
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RuthyBux @Owlizabeth well done! That sounds interesting. Have you long till you finish? 2y
Owlizabeth Oh goodness, hopefully only two more years! I‘m not going full time. 2y
CarolynM Good luck with your exams 2y
RuthyBux @Owlizabeth I'm sure those two years will fly by. I don't know where the last 4 have gone for me, it feels like I only started yesterday! 2y
RuthyBux @CarolynM Thank you 😊 2y
Libby1 I hope it goes well! ⭐️ 2y
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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
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Just...one...more...chapter!

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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Just pure pleasure. I can't put into words just how much I adore this book 😍😍 Like Wuthering Heights, a book I return to time and time again.

5🌟

Christine11 It is just fantastic no matter how many times you read it ! 2y
RuthyBux @Christine11 I know! To me Jane Eyre is the literary equivalent of comfort food. Jane Eyre is good for the soul 💕 2y
Christine11 @RuthyBux agreed 😊 it totally is ! 💕 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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I was made to read this book during my final year in Secondary school (high school) for my English exam, and I loathed it.

Since then, I must have read Wuthering Heights a dozen times. Each re-read brings out something new. It has gone from a book that I despised, to a book that I return to at least once a year. I absolutely adore it.

5🌟

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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
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I've got two hours on the train with #Bonfire. I'm currently two chapters in and really enjoying it.

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I waited half a lifetime for this book, and I was not disappointed. It was emotional at times, especially when characters from HDM were mentioned or popped up...so many feels 😍

The last few chapters were a little bit odd, so I think this book will need to be reread to see if I can make more sense of it all.

Overall another amazing book by Pullman.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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RuthyBux @RaimeyGallant Thanks for the welcome and for the link. I'll definitely give it a read 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
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RuthyBux Thank you @DebinHawaii 😀 2y
RaimeyGallant I hope you find it helpful. :) 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It's a great community. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. 😉👍🏽 2y
RuthyBux Thank you @PurpleyPumpkin I'm loving it so far 😀 2y
Suet624 Welcome!!! 2y
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 2y
Kaye Welcome 🌸 Sorry I didn‘t see you sooner. Hope you enjoy Litsy 🙂 2y
Cinfhen Hi! Welcome to Litsy 💕 2y
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