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TrishB

TrishB

Joined September 2016

Main loves: Stephen King, Robin Hobb, Sharon K Penman, Mark Lawrence.
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An entertaining thriller with a lot of twists in the last third!

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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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#camplitsy24
First one finished. Look forward to discussing.
Another moody, sea cover I‘m in love with.

BarbaraBB Moody is just the word 🤍🩶🖤 2d
squirrelbrain Love this cover and The Coast Road one too, which I‘ve just finished. 2d
TrishB @squirrelbrain yes that cover is amazing too! 2d
Suet624 This story 💕💕💕 2d
Megabooks Great cover! I‘m glad you enjoyed it, too! 2d
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Short stories are never my favourite, but somehow King‘s are different. A great collection, some excellent, some ok, some creepy.
I would have loved an 800 page novel but these will do for now 😁

Sharpeipup Is that a Stephen King bookmark? 3d
Leftcoastzen I read the first one so far ! 😂 3d
Cathythoughts 👍🏻😁 2d
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TrishB @Sharpeipup it is 👍🏻 2d
TrishB @Leftcoastzen hope you enjoy 👍🏻 2d
RamsFan1963 It might be sacrilegious, but I actually prefer King's short stories, even novellas, to his big doorstop chunksters. 2d
Centique Love the bookmark! 1d
Reggie I am shocked you read short stories. I‘ll be reading this soon. 18h
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#bookhaul
Double points at Waterstones! Top two are my daughters others are mine.
Not read a word most of this week with work stuff, but more books of course!

Cathythoughts Of course ! I hope you get some reading time. ❤️ 5d
CarolynM Hope work stuff doesn‘t keep you from the books for too long😘 4d
TrishB @Cathythoughts @CarolynM thanks both. Very grateful for a long weekend! 4d
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The List | Yomi Adegoke
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Really enjoyed this. Very nuanced, every-time one of the characters made a crappy decision we were given a bit more info. Very current and explored many modern dilemmas.
Many morally dubious men in this.

squirrelbrain I enjoyed this one too. 2w
MicheleinPhilly This 99p right now, yes? 2w
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly absolutely 😁 2w
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Cathythoughts Oh good ! Looking forward to my lovely copy you gave me ❤️ 2w
Megabooks Just bought this week. Glad to read another good review!! 2w
Caroline2 I really enjoyed this one too. 👍 2w
CarolynM Sounds interesting. Stacked. 1w
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#bookreport
Enjoyed The Coast Road
Was highly entertained by The Passengers
Currently reading The List- interesting read so far.

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Enjoyed this twisty, driverless ride! I told my daughter what the plot line was and she said sounds like an episode of Black Mirror- which it definitely did.
An entertaining read.

BarbaraBB Glad you liked it! 2w
Cathythoughts Oh great. I have this one. He‘s good , isn‘t he !! 👍🏻❤️ 2w
TrishB @Cathythoughts yes very entertaining! 2w
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I can‘t call it a lovely quiet read as actually it‘s a bit of a sad story about lost people! Set against the backdrop of the divorce vote in Ireland. It‘s not that long ago and there‘s a lot of lost, lonely women in this.
A good read and a great cover.

rockpools It is gorgeous. 3w
squirrelbrain Looking forward to this, if that‘s the right way of putting it. 3w
BarbaraBB That cover is great indeed 😍 3w
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Deblovestoread Beautiful cover and Ireland stacked 2w
Bookzombie I had to look up stonkingly from the blurb. I‘ve never come across it before. 🙂 2w
Cathythoughts Nice review ❤️ 2w
Hooked_on_books Total agree about the cover. It‘s stunning! 2w
TrishB @rockpools hi Rachel 👋 yes it is beautiful @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books 2w
TrishB @squirrelbrain hope you like it 👍🏻 2w
TrishB @Deblovestoread hope you enjoy it. 2w
TrishB @Bookzombie how weird! Is it a U.K./Irish centric word? Very, very good 😁 2w
TrishB @Cathythoughts thanks Cathy 😘 2w
Bookzombie @TrishB Google said it‘s British slang. I‘m going to try and remember to use it. lol. 2w
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#coverlove
There‘s a sub genre at the moment- small, quiet novels set in coastal Irish towns with amazing covers.
Reading on a quiet Sunday morning.

squirrelbrain Enjoy! I have this as an ARC but I‘ve got a bit behind with those…. 3w
Suet624 I‘m all for reading this particular genre. And that cover!! 3w
TrishB @squirrelbrain I hear you! 3w
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TrishB @Suet624 the cover is awesome. 3w
JacqMac I have a thing for this genre. I blame Maeve Binchy. Lol 3w
TrishB @JacqMac ah, Maeve could write a story couldn‘t she. 2w
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Loved it ❤️ one of my fave series. Combining thriller and horror themes and generally set in creepy old Maine. Full of characters that you‘ve come to love over the last 20 books.

FlowerFairy I‘m only five books into this series but I love it! 3w
Caroline2 I still need to read number two! I remember really liking book one, think we read it for our old crime book club….. oh can‘t remember what it was called now? Do you remember? We used to post the books to each other. WHODUNNIT! That was it! 😂 3w
Addison_Reads I can't wait to read this one. 3w
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TrishB @FlowerFairy oh you have 20 books ahead of you still- that‘s brilliant! 3w
TrishB @Caroline2 in some ways that feels like 5 mins ago and a lifetime 😁 3w
TrishB @Addison_Reads I don‘t think you‘ll be disappointed! 3w
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#bookreport
‘Enjoyed‘ In Defence
Ordinary Human Failings was very sad
Stolen Children was the usual action packed detective outing
Reading The Instruments of Darkness at the moment and loving it. Definitely one of my fave series.

Cathythoughts Very good 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I want you to read In Defence 👍🏻❤️ 3w
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Jeez, what a sad roll call this book is. Not sure what I was expecting really. It‘s grim and sad and full of mistakes people make in life. And poverty and hopelessness.
Small glimmer of a light at the end.

squirrelbrain Great review! 3w
sarahbarnes I agree. And I loved it. 3w
BarbaraBB Great review. I loved it too. 3w
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻❤️ 3w
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Stolen Children | Michael Wood
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6th in the series. A lot happening in the personal lives and in the plot! I did guess the killer at about 50% because there was so much pointing to someone else. But still enjoyed the story.
Look forward to the next one.

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In Defence of the Act | Effie Black
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A well very written book. A very difficult subject. I would find this hard to recommend. If suicide has touched your life you probably won‘t want to read. It was hard.

sarahbarnes I ordered a copy of this given a strong recommendation from @BarbaraBB. Glad to see you recommend it as well. 4w
Cathythoughts I have this stacked. I‘m interested to read it too 👍🏻♥️ 4w
BarbaraBB Suicide has touched my life and yet I found it somehow comforting 🤷🏻‍♀️🩷 4w
TrishB @BarbaraBB I think it stirred up to many things. But my own fault- I knew what it was about. 4w
BarbaraBB I can imagine 🩷 3w
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#bookreport
24 Hours was an all action thriller
Virgin Widow was to satisfy my R3 obsession this week
Whale Fall was a beautifully written quiet read
Just started In Defence this morning

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Whale Fall | ELIZABETH. O'CONNOR
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Beautifully written, with a haunting MC and nasty posh, educated side characters.
Though there some very sad themes in the book I just didn‘t feel I connected emotionally with it and I wanted to love it.
I will try the authors future books though!

squirrelbrain Great review! I still need to post mine…. 4w
TrishB @squirrelbrain I‘ll be interested in yours! 4w
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Whale Fall | ELIZABETH. O'CONNOR
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#quicklunchtimeread
First for a long time!

squirrelbrain Enjoy! I just read this too…. 4w
TrishB @squirrelbrain I may actually finish a book in a day. Something I haven‘t done for a while. 4w
Cathythoughts I love your lunch time reads. 👍🏻❤️ 4w
TrishB @Cathythoughts 😘 I wish there were more of them! 4w
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The Virgin Widow | Anne O'Brien
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After a day out to Bosworth last week, just a bit of a R3 story. Enjoyable, if a bit romanticised.

LeahBergen I‘d like to go to Bosworth!! 4w
TrishB @LeahBergen it was fab! We were the only 4 on the tour. The guide was great and we got to do all the re-enactments 😁 4w
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Ariel: Poems | Sylvia Plath
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#sundayfunday
Book you have the most copies of ❤️
Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb is next with 5.
And I have 4 of The Bell Jar.

Ruthiella Beautiful collection. 😍 1mo
BookmarkTavern That‘s amazing! Thanks for sharing sharing! 1mo
Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Centique I love seeing your Ariel collection! 4w
TrishB @Centique I love hoping there‘s others out there! 4w
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24 Hours | Greg Iles
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All action thriller that never stopped. Easy, entertaining read.

Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Enjoyed the new Keyes, always a pleasure.
The Gathering was a good vampire read.
Dipping in and out of The Feminist Killjoy
Reading 24 hours this morning and it‘s all action!

intothehallofbooks I just got The Gathering out from the library! I‘m so excited to read it. I‘ve read one other by the author-The Drift-and I LOVED how exciting it was. Hoping this one lives up! 1mo
TrishB @intothehallofbooks hope you enjoy it 👍🏻 1mo
CarolynM The Feminist Killjoy Handbook 🤣 what a great title! Does the book live up to it? 1mo
TrishB @CarolynM a lot isn‘t new- but I‘m only a couple of chapters in! I like being reassured I‘m not going mad. 1mo
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Love a good vampire story! This one even has a scene straight out of Salem‘s Lot 🧛‍♂️
Definitely set up for a sequel.

RaeLovesToRead I loved The Drift (despite the bleakness). Totally up for Tudor does Vampires 1mo
TrishB @RaeLovesToRead if you like her writing you‘ll like this one. She writes a good story. 1mo
Caroline2 Cor it‘s been yonks since I‘ve read a good vampire book 🧛 stacked 1mo
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My Favourite Mistake | Marian Keyes
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Always a pleasure to spend some time with my favourite dysfunctional Irish family 😁

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A not much reading week: a work trip to Bahrain that was an adventure (or a nightmare depending on your approach to life)
The weather going out there, multiple changes of flight times/paths etc as we were supposed to fly into Dubai.
Then the worry about missiles/war etc flying back.
I read The Murder House on outgoing flight & started the Keyes coming back. Was too exhausted by then to read much. Have a great weekend ♥️

Ruthiella Yikes! Hope you‘re able to recuperate over the weekend. 1mo
Lindy 😳 1mo
Itchyfeetreader Oh poor you - v stressful. Rest up this weekend 1mo
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julesG Put your feet up and rest! 1mo
quietlycuriouskate Trish, you are made of sterner stuff than me: in my hands your week would have been a runaway meltdown clusterfuck! 1mo
BarbaraBB Wow that is quite the adventure indeed! 1mo
TrishB @julesG definitely what‘s happening today 😁 1mo
CarolynM Glad you‘re home safe. 1mo
TrishB @quietlycuriouskate I was at the outer limits of my tolerance levels I have to admit! But was with mostly fellow experienced travel colleagues so we were just trying to make sure we kept it together and got everyone home. 1mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB I couldn‘t even tell you much about Bahrain!! The visit to the university was successful but everything overshadowed by other worries really. 1mo
TrishB @CarolynM thank you 😘 1mo
BarbaraBB I can totally see that. You must be exhausted 1mo
Susanita 😳 1mo
squirrelbrain Glad you‘re home safe and sound. 😘 1mo
DGRachel Glad you are home safe! 1mo
vivastory Glad that you are back home 📚📚💙 1mo
MaureenMc Woah! 😳 Glad you made it home safely! 1mo
sarahbarnes That is quite an adventure. Glad you‘re back. 1mo
Jas16 Hope you have a relaxing weekend ahead. 1mo
Deblovestoread Hope you are now a bit rested and curled up with a good book. 💜 1mo
LeahBergen That sounds like a nightmare trip to me! 😱 1mo
TrishB @LeahBergen it was definitely difficult 😁 1mo
jlhammar Oh my, that sounds stressful! Glad you‘re back home. 1mo
Cathythoughts You must be so happy to be home ♥️ 1mo
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Summer Camp Adventure | Marsha Hubler
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#camplitsy24
James I want to get to and think it will probably make for good discussions.
The others are in my ‘books to look out for folder!‘

squirrelbrain I have the bottom two as ARCs and very nearly nominated them! Great minds and all that…. 🤪 1mo
BarbaraBB I had almost nominated The Limits too! And James seems perfect for Camp! 1mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB definitely great minds 😁 there‘s some great nominations again. Hello large tbr pile. 1mo
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charl08 Can't wait to read 1mo
Suzze I can‘t believe I didn‘t think of 1mo
AmyG Ooooo a new Claire Messud. I picked James, too. 1mo
Megabooks The Limits looks really interesting! Nice choices! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Such a different cover of Whale Fall — it‘s on my list too! 1mo
kspenmoll James & Claire Messud - 🎉🎉 1mo
Caroline2 Yes! whale fall sounds really good. 👍 1mo
Cathythoughts Screenshot taken. I have James. These all look great. 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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Earth | John Boyne
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A quick, compelling read. Although there‘s actually nothing nice about the topic, or most of the people in the book.

slategreyskies Odd that literature is spelled wrong on the cover. I keep looking at it, thinking that I must be seeing it wrong. 2mo
slategreyskies ^^^to add to that comment of mine, I just looked up the word, and it‘s apparently a real word that I‘d never heard of before. It‘s always a good day when you learn something new! :) 2mo
TrishB @slategreyskies I just screen shotted the pic from Amazon- you are right! But on my actual printed book it is correctly spelt on the front 😁 which confused me no end after your comment. So it‘s correct on the book…. 2mo
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TrishB Even more confusing- the one on the front of the book is spelled differently …. @slategreyskies 2mo
slategreyskies Oh wow! Now I don‘t know if it‘s in reference to the other word or is just a typo. Haha! 2mo
TrishB @slategreyskies confusion all round 😁 2mo
squirrelbrain I can‘t believe I didn‘t notice this! 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
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Mystery/family drama. Entertaining read. Probably forget everything about it in a few weeks.

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Loved The Book of Doors ❤️
The Forgotten Holocaust was good- not the best in the series, but an action packed read.
Reading Has Anyone Seen at the moment.
Away with work again from Tuesday so not anticipating much reading this week.

wanderinglynn Ooh, Book of Doors sounds interesting. Adding it to my TBR! 2mo
Lynnsoprano Adding Book of Doors to my never ending TBR 😀 2mo
TrishB @wanderinglynn @Lynnsoprano hope you enjoy when you get to it 👍🏻 2mo
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James: A Novel | Percival Everett
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A lovely evening with some Litsy friends and the clever, funny and humble Percival Everett 😁

Ruthiella Awesome! 😎 He doesn‘t smile in the author photos I‘ve seen. He looks great here. (edited) 2mo
squirrelbrain Such a fabulous man! And a great evening with friends too…. @Ruthiella - he smiled quite a bit - such a funny guy. 2mo
Centique Wow! What a great event 😍 2mo
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BarbaraBB He seems to be having a good time. And I am sure you were! 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great ❤️ 2mo
batsy That must have been amazing 😍😍 2mo
youneverarrived Sounds fab ❤️ 2mo
Gissy Great👌📚♥️ 2mo
Hooked_on_books Oh man, I‘m so jealous! 2mo
sarahbarnes Wow, that had to have been amazing. 🤩 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh wow! 2mo
BkClubCare Jealous! 2w
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I liked the all action thrill in the book- but the female MC was awful and just came over really stupid! Hopefully not a future female character thing….

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The Book of Doors | Gareth Brown
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Loved it 👍🏻 great plot and wanted to see how it all ended.

julesG Knew you'd like it. 😁 2mo
Caroline2 Oh looks like I got this in a kindle deal too. Sounds like I need to move it up the pile. 👍 2mo
TrishB @Caroline2 👍🏻 hope you enjoy. 2mo
TrishB @julesG 👍🏻 2mo
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Only had 2 days in work this week!
Enjoyed all my books.
Currently reading The Book of Doors 😁

Balibee146 Hope The Book of Doors is good.... I got it on a #99ponkindle deal last month! 2mo
BarbaraBB That cover of Erasure 😳 2mo
Tamra Love the cover of Night Swimmers! 2mo
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Cathythoughts Night Swimmers looks good 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
TrishB @Balibee146 I got it on the same deal! It was definitely worth it. 2mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB I hadn‘t realised there were different covers until you said that. 2mo
TrishB @Tamra it is a beautiful cover ❤️ @Cathythoughts I really enjoyed it. 2mo
Balibee146 @trishb cool.... Also pucked up Erasure want to read both this month 👍 2mo
Caroline2 I really enjoyed Erasure and the film is also very good. With a better ending, if you ask me. 😉 2mo
TrishB @Caroline2 not watched the film as yet! 2mo
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Night Swimmers | Roisin Maguire
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A lovely, poignant read. About the really crappy things that can happen in life, how you live with them, heal and try to move forward.
And nature and the sea- how it doesn‘t care and carries on regardless.
And the cover is gorgeous.

Cathythoughts Lovely review ❤️ Yes, gorgeous cover. 2mo
BarbaraBB The cover is gorgeous indeed and your review is 👌🏽 2mo
JacqMac I think I need this one. 2mo
Anna40 Read the first pages, loved them. My library doesn‘t have a copy. Would you recommend buying? 2mo
TrishB @JacqMac @Anna40 I think if you read the first few pages and liked you‘ll enjoy the rest of the book. You may need this one @JacqMac 😁 2mo
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Night Swimmers | Roisin Maguire
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#quicklunchtimeread
The cover of this book is amazing. Only a couple of chapters in so no comments on story as yet.

Cathythoughts 💙 2mo
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Last read of my extra long weekend. Work looms tomorrow. This was a roller coaster of a murder hunt- I did have my suspicions at about 75% but great build up. Sad stuff going on and a twist of an ending!!! Great series.

MicheleinPhilly It‘s still sad?? 😩 2mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly not just Matilda sad!! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Oh goody! Spread the misery around, Michael! 2mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly he does! He had a new book out last week- completely new series. I brought, not yet read (ofc). 2mo
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Hadn‘t realised this was YA. So I pretended to be 15 and absolutely loved it. Not so much about smashing the patriarchy, but training as a knight and just killing them all 🤷‍♀️

Rissreads Sounds like a solid plan! 🤣 2mo
julesG That's also a form of smashing. 🤣 2mo
Caroline2 Awesome plan 😂 ❤️ 2mo
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True before the internet- but even more powerful with the internet.

BarbaraBB Too often disastrous with the internet 2mo
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Thanks to Helen for the loan ♥️ I think I enjoyed this a lot more than most of the other reviews and I liked it more than Idlewild. Maybe I went in with low expectations and it surprised me. An enjoyable weekend read.

squirrelbrain Glad you liked it! ❤️ 2mo
JamieArc I have the same feelings about it as you… going in with low expectations and really liking it. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I loved this one. Totally snuck up on me! 2mo
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TrishB @JamieArc @MicheleinPhilly I think that was it- it snuck up on me! 2mo
BarbaraBB More than Idlewild? Wow! 2mo
Cathythoughts I havnt read Idlewild yet , but it‘s getting such great reviews. So I‘m definitely stacking this one ♥️ 2mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB I wasn‘t a massive fan of Idlewild, sometimes I think it tried just a bit too much to be cool and edgy! But that may be the point. 2mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts 👍🏻 hope you like them! 2mo
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Empire was a big book and took most of the week with work commitments as always! Loved it.
Cheater was a good Rose book- not as gruesome as some of hers, enjoying this series.
Just started VC so I can give back to the lovely Helen next week!

squirrelbrain Don‘t rush through it - I don‘t *need* it back. Who am I kidding? The speed you read, you‘ve probably finished it already! 🤣 2mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain just have a couple more chapters 😁 2mo
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Empire of the Damned | Jay Kristoff
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A roller coaster bloody vampire/many other beasts epic tale! With a 😱 ending.
If you don‘t like blood, violence and a very liberal sprinkling of sex, it‘s probably not for you.

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻😁 2mo
julesG I like the above, but didn't like the book. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
CarolynM Well, the “liberal sprinkling of sex” is tempting, anyway😆 2mo
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TrishB @julesG I didn‘t think you liked the first either? 2mo
TrishB @CarolynM 😂😂 2mo
julesG Still had to skim this to find out what I'm not missing. 😜 2mo
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Carrie / Carrie | Stephen King
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50th anniversary edition has arrived. 50!!!!
I was 6 and didn‘t read then, think I was probably 11 before I nicked it off my brother‘s shelf.

LeahBergen Oh, that‘s pretty!! I think I was 13 when I read it. 2mo
Megabooks Great edition! 2mo
AmyG All the wows!!! I remember reading it when it came out-and became a die hard fan. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Librarybelle That‘s an impressive edition! 2mo
Cathythoughts Carrie !!! Memories of seeing that movie .. I remember where I was ( cinema closed long ago ) , who I was with , all the feelings xxx gorgeous copy ❤️ 2mo
TheBookgeekFrau Damnnnnn, I feel old! 😂😂 2mo
sarahbarnes Crazy! Like @LeahBergen I read it in middle school. Terrified me. 😳 2mo
Bookwormjillk 50 years???? 2mo
WildAlaskaBibliophile Beautiful cover! I too read it when I was younger but I don't remember my exact age. 2mo
Balibee146 Beautiful edition. I've still to read this one and apart from pop culture clips and stills haven't seen the movie either! 2mo
TrishB @Megabooks @Librarybelle @Balibee146 it‘s a lovely edition! Well worth the read Ali 😁 2mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts that sounds like a special memory! 2mo
Balibee146 @trishb I must pick it up.... I'm really liking the new graphic and colourful paperback designs with the cool font and trying to grab as many as I can. 2mo
AvidReader25 What a beautiful edition! 🔥 2mo
RohitSawant Such a gorgeous edition! 💗 2mo
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Empire of the Damned | Jay Kristoff
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Just over half way. There‘s some blood thirsty vampires in this!!!

LeeRHarry How does it hold up compared to the first one? 2mo
vivastory I've heard glowing reviews. I still have to read bk. 1! 2mo
Captivatedbybooks @LeeRHarry ooo this isnt the 1st book? 2mo
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Cathythoughts Yes. The cover says it all 😳♥️♥️ 2mo
Balibee146 I need to start these...😜 2mo
TrishB @LeeRHarry I‘m thinking it‘s better at the moment! It‘s a roller coaster ride. 2mo
TrishB @vivastory it‘s not literary genius - but it‘s a great story and I‘m really enjoying it!! 2mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts it‘s very bloody and violent! 2mo
TrishB @Balibee146 👍🏻 2mo
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Still feeling a bit spaced out after return from work trip.
Finished Idlewild on flight out last week, I just thought it was ok in then end- a bit too long and would have preferred more older reflection.
Read A Stranger through the week- another good Maeve addition.
Loved Lone Wolf - 9th in the series and still going strong.
Just started Empire.

BarbaraBB Safe home! I hope you had a good trip! 2mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB as work trips go this was very easy and obviously a lovely place to be. Though way too hot for me. 2mo
BarbaraBB I am so in need of some sun and heat, that place looked lovely! But you were probably busy all the time! 2mo
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This morning‘s reading view ♥️ 🌞

Balibee146 Lovely.... Where are you Trish? 😍😍😍 2mo
Librarybelle So gorgeous!! 2mo
Soubhiville Ooooo, pretty! 2mo
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Cathythoughts Wow ! Enjoy X 2mo
AmyG That looks so lovely. 2mo
Kimzey Nice! Spring break? 2mo
Cupcake12 Very jealous! 2mo
TrishB @Balibee146 I‘m in the Cayman Islands on a work trip! 2mo
TrishB @Kimzey on a work trip 😁 2mo
Kimzey @TrishB Nice! 🏝️ 2mo
julesG Could be worse 😁😁 Enjoy your reading time. 2mo
RaeLovesToRead TAKE ME WITH YOU!!!!! 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB what a cool trip and gorgeous place 2mo
Deblovestoread Lovely! 2mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
BarbaraBB Wow! Were are you? 2mo
BarbaraBB I already read above. What a great work trip! Enjoy!! 2mo
LeahBergen Ooo, gorgeous! I was there years ago and went swimming with stingrays. 2mo
maich Beautiful🥰 2mo
CarolynM Lovely! Hope you get some time to enjoy the islands outside work hours😘 2mo
Centique Gorgeous! Hope you get time to look around and enjoy 😍 2mo
Reggie Hope you had a great time! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow Cayman Islands! Hope you get some time off from work! 2mo
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The Postcard | Anne Berest
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I don‘t think there‘s anything to add to everyone‘s reviews. A totally engrossing, poignant read. Made even more poignant when you know it‘s based on facts. That cover just stirs up so many emotions too.
A brilliant read.

charl08 Just if you haven't read it yet, definitely pick it up! 3mo
Librarybelle Everyone‘s wonderful reviews of this one has made me add it to my list to get at the library! 3mo
AmyG I just bought it. Thanks @TrishB 3mo
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jlhammar I agree, having Noémie‘s photo on the cover and the novel being autobiographical made everything hit harder emotionally. 3mo
TrishB @charl08 @Librarybelle @AmyG hope you love it too ♥️ 3mo
TrishB @jlhammar you just couldn‘t look away. 3mo
BarbaraBB Great review Trish. A book that needs to be read by many 🤍 3mo
quietlycuriouskate Waiting impatiently for my library hold... 3mo
Cathythoughts Great review. I‘m hoping to get to it soon X 3mo
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#bookreport
Bailed on Wayward.
In the Seeing hands was a dark, compelling read.
A lovely short story from Keegan.
My heart is now invested in Postcard, have about 100 pages to go.

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The Postcard | Anne Berest
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#motherdaughterread
I‘m engrossed in The Postcard!

squirrelbrain It‘s so good, even though it‘s tough. There will be a point where you need to take a break. 3mo
kspenmoll Me too! 3mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain noted 👍🏻 3mo
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TrishB @kspenmoll it‘s so good 👍🏻 3mo
jlhammar Yes! So engrossing. I‘m almost finished. 3mo
Hooked_on_books I put in a hold for this one on the strength of Helen‘s review. @squirrelbrain 3mo
BarbaraBB Such a fantastic book. And that ending ❤️💔 3mo
TrishB @jlhammar hoping to finish today. 3mo
TrishB @Hooked_on_books I was having a very bad day earlier in the week and messaged Helen and said I‘m buying a book (as that always fixes it!) and she said this one 😁 so of course I did. 3mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB 😢 not there yet! I‘ll be ready, sort of. 3mo
BarbaraBB It‘s kind of beautiful ❤️ 3mo
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I don‘t like short stories and yet, here I am again with Claire. Who writes top notch short stories.

TheKidUpstairs I feel the same way! Short stories rarely work for me, and yet Keegan's stories work SO well! 3mo
TrishB @TheKidUpstairs she definitely has a skill! 3mo
andrew61 I haven't read it yet, but if you have access to New york Review of Books Podcasts where authors choose short stories, there is an episode where George Saunders chose this one but clare keegan read it which I'd really recommend. 3mo
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LeahBergen I‘ve really enjoyed the two I‘ve read! 3mo
Cathythoughts I‘ve only read Small Things ( so good ) I can imagine she‘d write a great short story 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
TrishB @andrew61 thanks- will see if I can track that down. 3mo
TrishB @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts very talented author. 3mo
HeatherBookNerd She‘s just a master storyteller 2mo
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Very hard to review- I can‘t say I enjoyed it as the subject matter is dark and sometimes it‘s very difficult to follow. But it‘s a debut and I would certainly read the next one by this author.

Cathythoughts It sounds complicated, I‘ll try a sample 👍🏻 3mo
batsy Sounds like a tough read but very intriguing. 3mo
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Wayward | Dana Spiotta
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70 pages in. As a woman feeling many of these things at a certain age in life I really thought I would like this. But Sam‘s response to feeling like this is to be able to move out of the family home (not a spoiler) and just buy another house- helped by the family savings.
No mention of privilege etc. Just like that‘s what most people can do. Whether that‘s addressed later I don‘t know but I can‘t bear anymore.

Ruthiella It isn‘t ever really addressed. Spiotta just lays it all out there and the reader decides how much empathy they feel for Sam, who is portrayed “warts and all”. You were probably right to bail! 3mo
squirrelbrain Meh, might not bother with this then! 3mo
TrishB @Ruthiella thanks 👍🏻 think you can probably tell I didn‘t have much empathy. 3mo
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TrishB @squirrelbrain some people loved it. I wouldn‘t rush though. 3mo
sarahbarnes I liked it, but this is a very fair critique. I think for me it felt like a nice escape story. 3mo
quietlycuriouskate Ugh! 🙄 3mo
BarbaraBB Oh man… I‘ve been thinking I‘d like it too. Will temper my expectations 😇 3mo
CarolynM Striking this one off my list, then☹️ 3mo
Caroline2 Meh. That‘s disappointing esp as I have the hardcover edition 🙄 3mo
Caroline2 I doubt it. I hate unacknowledged privilege. 😒 It‘s bad enough these people are so wealth but when they take it for granted…. 😑 3mo
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