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Tablet-and-Books

Joined May 2016

Librarian, Scotland. Slytherin & Wampus.
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I‘ve also got this on the go already. If anyone needs to have a good old clear out of their flat it‘s me! 😂 I‘m awful for holding on to loads of useless crap that I‘m never going to use!

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Wow, it‘s been a while since I‘ve had time to read anything (or be on Litsy for that matter!) but I‘ve just got this jewel out of my library and can‘t wait to get started. I‘ve heard nothing but good things. 😊

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Reign of the Fallen | Sarah Glenn Marsh

I‘ll be honest I‘m not enjoying this as much as I thought I would. I keep putting it down and coming back to it so I‘m only just more than a quarter of the way though. I hope it gets better the further in I get but it‘s not really holding my attention at the moment.

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Reign of the Fallen | Sarah Glenn Marsh
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Well this arrived today which was a nice surprise! I‘ve been hearing good things so far so I can‘t wait to get stuck into this. As soon as I‘ve finished Carry On of course. 😊

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Reign of the Fallen | Sarah Glenn Marsh
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Saw this one on Goodreads yesterday and was quite intrigued! The cover alone make me want to read it so I pretty sure I‘ll be adding this to my TBR pile!

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Mehso-so

Finished this on the way back up to Aberdeen today. I liked this one, particularly Mateo‘s character but I‘ll be honest I found Rufus‘ slang speech a bit out of place. It felt a bit like that Steve Buscemi meme, like an adult trying too hard to sound like a teenager. Not sure if that was just a sign of me getting old though.

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It‘s here! I‘m so excited! 😁 I‘ve got so many other books I need to be reading right now but I really can‘t wait to get started.

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Weather‘s horrible here so a good day for a good book, some coffee and a bit of pumpkin cake!

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I know it‘s not being release for a while yet but I‘m really excited for this! I‘ve started listening to the podcast again and I‘m really enjoying getting caught up with the episodes I‘ve missed.

OSChamberlain Oooooh. I‘ve listened to the podcast a couple of times but never fully dived in. I should! 2y
Tablet-and-Books @OSChamberlain I know! It came recommended when I started listening to Welcome to Night Vale but I put off listening to it for ages and now I‘m hooked. 😃 2y
OSChamberlain @Tablet-and-Books Yessss Now WTNV is one I‘m fully obsessed with! 2y
Tablet-and-Books @oschamberlain I‘ve already preordered the next WTNV book It Devours! It‘s due out next month 2y
OSChamberlain @Tablet-and-Books I haven‘t preordered it but I can‘t wait!! 2y
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Look what my sister just sent me! She knows me so well! I've got too many books on the go to do a Harry Potter reread right now. Maybe when things calm down at work! 😉

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Recent book haul! Managed to get all of them really cheap! 😊

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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Got this out the library and I've heard such good things about it! Can't wait to get started! 😊

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I've got a bit of a backlog of reviews that I've been meaning to get around to so I'll start with this one. It's rare that I sit down and just consume a book (not since A Darker Shade of Magic) but it only took me a few hours to finish this. I just couldn't put it down! It took me a few chapters to get used to the narrative style since it's a bit 'stream of consciousness' like but it's one of the sweetest stories I've read in ages.

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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Finally getting started on this series. I've been putting it off for ages but since I'm on holiday I actually have time to sit and read a while for once!

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Finally got round to tidying the bookshelf in the living room. I was going to do the one in my bedroom but I think that one's a lost cause!

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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They're beautiful! They were on sale in the Book Depository so I had to have them!

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Bailedbailed

I don't like bailing on books but I just couldn't get into this one. I'm beginning to think that Sarah J Maas' books just aren't for me. It's a shame since the premise seemed great it's just not holding my attention.

CatLadyBibliophile I wasn't able to get through any of her books ☹️ 3y
Tablet-and-Books @CatLadyBibliophile I got through the first two of her Court of Thorns and Rose but I pretty much stayed with them for one or two characters. 3y
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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While I'm waiting for the 3rd book in A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy (for the sake of finishing the series more than anything else), I thought I'd try the Throne of Glass series. I'm keeping an open mind though so we'll see how it goes!

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I'd wondered for months where my copy of Good Omens went! Turns out I'd put it in my suitcase when I moved home, forgot, and put my case in the loft with my mum's. Found it last night. I thought I'd lost it! 😂

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Took the dust jacket off out of curiosity. Pretty!

ReadingSusan That's beautiful! Curious to know what you think about the book. I have read so many mixed reviews but I want to read it. Trying to decide on buying or getting it from the library. 3y
Tablet-and-Books @ReadingSusan I'm a little worried that I might be disappointed since it seems a lot shorter than I thought it would be. Might just be the way the book's laid put though. 3y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Got these in the post today! I'm going to wait until I'm done with A Conjuring of Light before I get into these.

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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Can't wait to get started on this! Everything else is going on hold until I finish this. A Gathering of Shadows ended on such a cliffhanger!

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Headings up to Inverness this weekend and since we're having a bit of snow here, there's amazing winter scenes in the Cairngorms! Got Malazan and a flask of tea so I'm all set! 😊

Nebklvr So beautiful. Want to return 3y
Tablet-and-Books @Nebklvr I'm hopefully moving to the area next month so I'm really excited. 3y
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Not long to wait now! I'm so excited for this book. I already have it on preorder from Amazon but I was pretty excited to see this in my inbox this morning!

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Can't wait to get started on this one! I'm going on a very long train journey tomorrow so plenty of time to get my teeth into it. I've heard such good things about this book. 😊

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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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I didn't remember this one from my last dip into this series but totally wasn't expecting that ending! I've missed these books! 😄

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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Anyone else wonder if Troye Sivan was reading The Raven Cycle when he made this album? Found it on Spotify tonight and it just made me think of the books.

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I'm currently in a bit of an Agatha Christie phase at the moment so I picked this up yesterday and haven't put it down since! (Perks of being ill 🤒) I think this was a good one to start back with. I prefer Marple to Poirot anyway.

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Disappointing lack of Agatha Christie books on my library's eBook collection. ☹️

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First book on my list for this year! It's pretty good so far. I'm not usually one for reading non-fiction for fun but this has really got my attention. Mary Beard's writing style is humorous and never dry.

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I've chosen a relatively smaller book challenge this year since I didn't manage to finish the challenge last year. Hopefully I'll be able to do this one! 😊

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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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Shiny new book for Christmas! I can't wait to start this!

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This was only 99p on Amazon so I just bought it. It had good reviews but anyone know if it's really any good?

gigicraw Honestly so good 😍 one of my favourite book series 3y
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Ever read something and think 'Shit. That's me'? Yeah. 😥 Barely even started this and already I'm recognising things I'm guilty of doing.

BookishMarginalia Hug 💜 3y
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A sweet and easy read that actually asks a lot of quite philosophical questions. I wasn't expecting that and thoroughly enjoyed pausing to think about them. I'm glad I asked for the next one for Christmas now: only a week to go!

DuckOfDoom I did not expect it so be so good when I read it. I just wanted to read a medium length sci-fi novel and was blown away! The next one was good, too! 3y
Tablet-and-Books @DuckOfDoom Same! Good to know the next one's just as good! 😊 3y
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Finished my jumper! It's a bit lumpy and bumpy and the arms are a bit too long (totally my fault, not the pattern) but I think that just adds to the Weasley charm! 😁

thegirlwiththelibrarybag It's perfection! I'm a lousy knitter (I can do garter stitch badly, and only with copious amounts of encouragement) but the only thing holding me back from badgering my Nana (a knitting queen) to make me one is the climate (summer at the moment - and often not even cold enough in winter for a wool jumper) 3y
Tablet-and-Books @thegirlwiththelibrarybag One of the very few benefits of living in a wet and windy country! Jumpers become a necessity in winter in Scotland. 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I don't believe that! (But then every ridiculously hot Australian summer has me considering applying for citizenship in a wet and windy country) 3y
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Smokey: my knitting partner for tonight. She's not been much help to be perfectly honest. At least she's stopped trying to bite the wool like she was earlier. 😊

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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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I was actually pleasantly surprised by this book! There's an interesting world setup, intriguing characters (although I'm not too fond of Mare), and a pretty damn good plot twist. I really didn't see it coming. I bought this and Glass Sword a while back but I've finally got around to reading it.

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The Death House | Sarah Pinborough
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I was really disappointed with this one. Barely anything about the disease the characters were supposed to have was explained properly, most of the characters with the exception of Louis and Will were pretty unlikeable, and the ending was completely unsatisfying. The premise was so intriguing but it might be a case of 'Great idea. Shame about the writing'. I'm still none the wiser about what the plot was supposed to be.

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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Going to give this one another go sometime soon. I just couldn't get into it the first time I tried but I've heard too many good things to just bail completely. Still got to finish Lies of Locke Lamora and Long Way to a Small Angry Planet but I'll definitely need to try again.

keelymorgan Try it on audio!!! Jim dale is the narrator! I love him 3y
Tablet-and-Books @keelymorgan Well I am due my next Audible credit this week, I might look into that! 3y
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Quick update on the Weasley Jumper! The front and back of the jumper are complete. Just to work on the arms now and hopefully I can be done by Christmas!

megt This looks awesome! 3y
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I probably shouldn't be starting another book while I've got so many on the go but I've been meaning to read The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet for a while now. Didn't realise it was a series though. Might need to look into that on payday!

britt_brooke This is sitting on my kindle yet unread. I didn't realize it was a series either. 🙃 3y
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'I AM EVEN-HANDED TO RICH AND POOR ALIKE... BUT THIS SHOULD NOT BE A SAD TIME. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY... AND OTHER THINGS ENDING IN OLLY.'

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Still living out of boxes at the moment so I'm not sure where all my books are. I love this book so I'm glad it was at the top of one of the boxes! Just grabbed it on the way out the door.

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Got my next Audible credit this morning! Time to start the next one! 😊 Best thing about commuting really, an hour all to myself!

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Been meaning to get back into knitting so I've decided to jump straight in with attempting to make a Weasley jumper. I've never made a jumper before so I'll see how it goes.

moranadatter Wow! Jumping back in the deep end! 3y
Tablet-and-Books This will either get me back into knitting or put me off forever! 😊 3y
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Sunset Song | Lewis Grassic Gibbon
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I hated this book so much that when our teacher for Higher English told us we were studying it for our book study I spent the rest of the class silently screaming. I don't think I've ever disliked a book so much. I never understood why so many people liked it. I just found it so dull and depressing. #threwitacrosstheroom

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The Hanging Tree | Ben Aaronovitch
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This arrived yesterday morning on pre-order! I didn't think it was going to be released on time so I'll need to reread the others quickly!

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I know I've got too much on my TBR pile already but I saw this in a charity shop for Qb today and thought I had to have it. I've heard nothing but good things so I might bump it up the queue.

thebookmagpie This copy is so cute! 3y
Tablet-and-Books @thebookmagpie It's still in really good condition too! I kind of feel they should have been charging more for it to be honest. 3y
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Loving the audiobook version of Harry Potter. Normally I sleep really badly but this has been helping me sleep the past few nights. Stephen Fry's voice is pretty soothing.