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TheEllieMo

TheEllieMo

Joined March 2018

Hoarder of books; walker; runner; novice aviatrix; occasional cross-stitcher & knitter. Owned by 2 cats
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Great Hand Book of Quotes | Israelmore Ayivor
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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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Sal Paradise seems like a bit of a #Partyman when he goes off on his road trips with Dean Moriarty.

#SoaringScores @Cinfhen @CrowCAH

Cinfhen Not familiar/ more info please 🙏🏼 15h
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen it‘s a sort of autobiographical novel by Jack Kerouac; he is persuaded to go on several wild road trips, involving jazz, poetry and drugs. It‘s one of those books where I hated the characters, and their lifestyle, but the writing transcended both. It‘s a classic, a Boxhall 1001 13h
Cinfhen Wow!!! I totally most have been half asleep this morning/ I do know the book 🤦🏼‍♀️ 13h
CrowCAH Road trip! 9h
ValerieAndBooks I‘m reading this right now and haven‘t encountered any drugs yet but maybe I blinked 🤔. Booze, definitely 😜!! 2h
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The Official Highway Code | Great Britain. Department for Transport, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
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#Tailgating must obviously mean something very different in some parts of the world to what it means in England, where it refers to driving too close to the car in front, and would result in me wanting to throw the tagged book at anyone doing it!

#Spooktober @Eggs

Jerdencon It also means the same thing in the US but also means partying in the parking lot before a sporting event or concert. 15h
TheEllieMo @Jerdencon I‘ve not come across its use for that before, I think we still just call it a picnic! 13h
Susanita Tailgating because you traditionally set up the picnic on the tailgate of your vehicle, but some folks have more elaborate procedures. My husband‘s cousins manage their Penn State tailgates with military precision! 12h
Eggs Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻 The tailgating (picnic) at college football games is a wonder to behold 9h
veritysalter I‘m with you @TheEllieMo, to me it means someone driving too close to your rear bumper. 7h
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I couldn‘t think of one so mine won‘t be very original 🤣🤣🤣 I was in a hurry for work!! 16h
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤 12h
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For no other reason than I like doing these things,
❤️Gloucester, UK
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💛I work as a Financial Controller for a family-run builders‘ merchant
💚I think you‘d call it Living Apart Together; I spend 3/4 days a week with my partner.
💙She/her/hers
💜It‘s been my Twitter handle for 10 years; it‘s my nickname plus the name of my cat.

Tagging a few followers @AppuNthebooks @Viji @royallyregan93 @PageTurner789

#Gettingtoknowyou

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The Well Of Loneliness | Radclyffe Hall
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1. Nothing!! 😱 I finished a book in the car on my way to a night out this evening!

2. The tagged book.

3. Lanny by Max Porter

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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All's Well that Ends Well | William Shakespeare
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JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
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The horse is called Rosie, and she‘s working a cider mill. So this is actually (almost) Cider With Rosie!

LaraS So cool! 🍎 🍁 1d
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I don‘t really do seasonal reading (apart from reserving obviously Christmassy books for December) so I don‘t have a #FavouriteFallRead, so here‘s my current read instead!

#FallisBooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🍂🍁 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love the cover!!! 2d
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After the week I‘ve had, I feel like I need this book! I am so not in love with my job right now!

#FallingInLove #Spooktober @Eggs

Suet624 😒 I‘m sorry. 2d
Eggs ❤️😘❤️ 1d
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So I had to look up where #DidIMakeTheMostOfLovingYou came from, but now I know, I thought of this sweet little feel-good book about a group of strangers who slowly become friends and help each other get through the hard times they‘ve all faced.

#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Looks like a sweet read 1d
Birdsong28 Love this book 📚📖 18h
CrowCAH The whole family sat down and watched Downton Abbey; a great show fit for all! 9h
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The Complete Works of Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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1. The tagged book isn‘t cheating, is it?...

2. Bare feet

3. The top of Pen Y Fan.

4. Banoffee pie. Seriously, who thought that was a good idea?

5. Nope!

#FriyayInto @howjessreads

Lcsmcat What is that pie? 2d
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The Lost Diaries | Craig Brown
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I have no idea what the Isle of Skye is like, so it may be nothing like the fictional island of Mure featured in Jenny Colgan‘s series.

#TheSkyeBoatSong #SoaringScores
@Cinfhen @CrowCAH

CrowCAH Good choice; a piece of land surrounded by water, they must be similar. 9h
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I‘ve used this one before on a photo challenge; let‘s call it recycling!

#Bonfire #Spooktober @Eggs

Eggs Why not?? 🤗👏🏻 2d
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Apple Tree Yard: A Novel | Louise Doughty
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Apparently this one has been on my TBR since July 2014......oops

#Apple #FallisBooked
@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🍎 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 2d
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kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3d
Linsy Truth! 💖💖💖 3d
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Gorillas in the Mist | Dian Fossey
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Dian Fossey‘s memoir tells of her 13 years studying gorillas in the #MistyMountains of Virunga.

#soaringScores @Cinfhen @CrowCAH

hannah-leeloo I did a 4000 word report on this amazing woman and got top marks. I also made people cry who read it. Now my daughter sponsors one of the gorillas in that area 3d
TheEllieMo @hannah-leeloo wow, great family connection! 3d
hannah-leeloo @TheEllieMo thank. We have 8 wwf animal adoptions in the family all together, my fiancé @Jackal121 was the latest to do an adoption. 3d
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Cinfhen Great choice 🦍🦍🦍and cool connection @hannah-leeloo 3d
hannah-leeloo @Cinfhen thank you 3d
CrowCAH The jungles would be kinda misty 🦍 3d
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Around India in 80 Trains | Monisha Rajesh
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I saw the author of this book at Cheltenham Literature Festival last week, talking about her new book, Around the World In 80 Trains. I ended up buying both books, they may inspire me to finally get my bum into gear and sort out a trip to my father‘s birthplace in India! Meanwhile, we have gorgeous sunshine and mild temperatures today, a bit of an #IndianSummer!

#Spooktober @Eggs

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Our book club read a #GhostStory collection a couple of Chritmasses ago, and this was the first story in the book; coincidentally, a TV adaption from the 70s was broadcast over that same Christmas.

#FallisBooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

veritysalter I love this story, it‘s truly haunting. 4d
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤👻 4d
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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1. I don‘t think I‘ve ever even seen a Hallowe‘en film!

2. Going home at the end of the day!

3. Probably my current one, but it‘s not without its challenges.

4. 👍🏻

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

TheLibrarian 2 - 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 4d
Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻🤗 4d
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Poirot May have been expecting a pleasant cruise down the Nile after #LeavingPort, but it was never going to be uneventful!

#SoaringScores @Cinfhen @CrowCAH

Cinfhen Excellent choice 🚢 5d
CrowCAH Lol murders always seem to happen wherever Poirot goes! 4d
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Starter for Ten | David Nicholls
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Brian Jackson desperately wanted to be on the University Challenge team in his #CollegeDays

#Spooktober @Eggs

Eggs Great choice👏🏻👏🏻 5d
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The Wicked Cometh | Laura Carlin
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A very pretty cover from the TBR mountain

#Wicked #FallisBooked
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I do like that cover! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That is beautiful 💜💜💜 5d
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On a Tuesday | L Thomas
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1. Not a must - more often I have a physical book. Yes, I really do read-and-walk;

2. It‘s not a thing in the UK, but several old red telephone boxes across the country have been converted into mini libraries. None near me, though, but we do have our own proper library!

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView I love the library! 💝 5d
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Saw this on Facebook! #Controversial #LitsyHumour

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Death by Pumpkin Spice | Alex Erickson
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I tired a #Pumpkin Spice latte once; it was without doubt one of the worst things I have ever tasted. Never again. So when I saw the title of this book, I could relate 😂. Cute cover, too, I think I may need to check out this cozy mystery series.

#FallisBooked @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

QuietlyLaura I'm not a fan of pumpkin spice. I prefer caramel apple! 🙂 6d
OriginalCyn620 Cute cover! 🎃 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🎃🧡 5d
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Rugby For Dummies | Mathew Brown, Patrick Guthrie, Greg Growden
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Autumn means the return of rugby!

#FallSports #Spooktober @Eggs

Eggs ❤️👏🏻🍁🤗👏🏻❤️ 5d
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Selling with Ease | Chris Murray
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Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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🎶Valjean, at last, we see each other plain; “Monsieur Le Mayor”, you‘ll wear a different chain🎶

I fell in love with the musical, Les Miserables, over 30 years ago, so #TheConfession can mean only one thing to me.

The image shows Colm Wilkinson as Valjean, and, I believe, Roger Allam as Javert, from the original cast back in 1985.

#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Best musical EVER 🙌🏻🎼🖤 6d
Chrissyreadit Yes! My favorite musical! I saw it on Broadway for my 16th birthday. 1987. Still love it so much! 6d
CrowCAH I love the music! 🎶 6d
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The Nursery | Asia Mackay
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I must like a #RedCover, I have quite a few of them. All but the tagged book is in my TBR mountain!

#FallisBooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know the feeling!!! 🤣❤️📚 6d
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 6d
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell

🎥 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

🎵 Not Fade Away - The Rolling Stones (who else remembers the Scotch Tape advert?!)

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🖤💀🖤 7d
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Blue Dress Girl | E V Thompson
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My mum has quite a few E V Thompson books when I was younger, and I read a few, though I have to say I don‘t recall this one - I think it came out after I‘d gone to Uni #TheBlueDress #SoaringScores
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CrowCAH The sounds like it has a lot of conflict, not only the countries at war, but a forbidden romance. 6d
Cinfhen Not familiar with this author. Are her books mostly romance?? 6d
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen the author is a he! His books are mostly sweeping historical sagas, I remember reading the Retallick family series when I was younger. 6d
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Cinfhen Ha! I assumed a female author😜so like a Jeffrey Archer or Ken Follett??? I love that word “sweeping”, I used to love those type of novels before #PageCountPhobia set in 😂 6d
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen I suspect he used his initials so as not to put off a female audience. His novels are closer to Catherine Cookson than Archer or Follett. 6d
Cinfhen Haven‘t read Catherine Cookson 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6d
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Two literary giants both have books under the title of #LettersHome

#Spooktober @Eggs

Eggs ❤️📫💌❤️ 7d
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🎶 Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh #Mysterious girl
I wanna get close to you 🎶

#FallisBooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 1w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊🖤 1w
veritysalter 😂 1w
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Having lived around here for almost 30 years, I consider Gloucestershire to be my #Homeland; the photo (stolen from the Internet!) is of the Slad Valley, which is where Laurie Lee grew up, so it forms the backdrop of the tagged book, Cider With Rosie. And of course, cider is made from #apples

#Spooktober @Eggs
#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen

BarbaraBB It looks so lovely! I really want to travel through England one day. 1w
Cinfhen Absolutely beautiful 😍 1w
Eggs Lovely choice👏🏻🍎👏🏻🍏❤️ 1w
CrowCAH Beautiful landscape! I like apple cider 🍎 1w
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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I had three goals for #BFCr4.

1. read 2 books per week ✅

2. Stick to my calories - epic fail

3. Lose some weight - epic fail.

Realistically, though, 2 & 3 were never gonna happen during Cheltenham Literature Festival week. Books and cake... books and wine... books and chocolate....the combinations are endless

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Ellie! 😂 You know there is NO failing in #BFC! You just didn‘t have your goals set right for a festival week. 😉 But 🙌🏻 for the Yoda meme. 1w
Lucy_Anywhere One out of three ain't bad! I agree - there's no fail in BFC, only something to aim for 😀 sounds like a great week - tea, cake, and lots of bookish chat. Perfect! 1w
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1. I‘ve never really read an entire series before this year, but I‘m currently working my way through the entire Phryne Fisher series;

2. I don‘t have one at the moment. The ones I did like have all gone off the boil for the last two or three series, so I‘m only watching stuff like Bake Off and Strictly

3. No. I‘m English, I barely even know what the World Series is!

4. Chicken and chips this evening.

5. Yes

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

squirrelbrain I love Bake Off and Strictly too - great fluffy telly! 1w
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Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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5 of the 6 Booker Shortlisted authors at Cheltenham Literature Festival today.

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1. Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood, the 12th Phryne Fisher novel;

2. 10, all due back at the end of the month...

3. Ride it out. You‘ll know when it‘s time to pick up a book again, one will call to you.

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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Blankets and Throws to Knit | Debbie Abrahams
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It‘s a dull, damp day in Cheltenham today, almost enough to leave me #longing for a #blanket to snuggle up under, with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate

#Spooktober @Eggs
#FallisBooked @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Pretty blanket! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m #Longing for a #blanket also!! I‘m freezing at a ballgame 🥶 1w
Eggs That looks so warm and cozy 🥰🥰 1w
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#TheCallOfDestiny is from TV series Merlin, which was, apparently, about a young magician in the court of Camelot, and not about an aeroplane engine used in one of the most iconic aircraft ever made - the Spitfire. I may be a bit of an Avgeek....

#SoaringScores @Cinfhen @CrowCAH

RachelO Love it! 1w
CrowCAH Nice! ✈️ 1w
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There‘s always at least one #RestlessSpirit in a ghost story.

#Spooktober @Eggs

Eggs 😱❤️👏🏻 1w
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The book that reminded us that a panda eats shoots and #leaves, and not armed villains that kill you after they‘ve had a nice meal 😉

#FallisBooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 1w
RachelAmphlett Great choice of book for this prompt - loved this one! 1w
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In 2013, a letter written by Admiral Lord Nelson was sold at auction for £,000. In the letter, Nelson describes the French as “thieves, murderers, oppressors and infidels”. A little unfair, and the French probably though much the same of the Brits. Still, the letter shows that Nelson clearly considered France to be #ANationOfThieves

#SoaringScores @Cinfhen @CrowCAH

Cinfhen Love this #LiveAndLearn 🤓 1w
CrowCAH Nice! Love the history lesson. And Nelson was a well respected Naval hero! 1w
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