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TrishB

TrishB

Joined September 2016

Main loves: Stephen King, Robin Hobb, Sharon K Penman, Mark Lawrence.
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#bookreport
I finished the one on the left and am reading the one on the right! It‘s long and I haven‘t had a lot of reading time after work this week.

Cinfhen What did you think of the Stacey Abrams??? I started it on audio awhile back but couldn‘t get into it 19m
Cinfhen Also the Lamb has SO MANY story arcs!!!!! I got up to page 716 today 17m
TrishB @Cinfhen I struggled with the beginning of the Abrams, it probably didn‘t get going until 100+ pages, but then I really enjoyed it. now
TrishB Lamb- I‘m at 300 pages. I like long books but this definitely feels too long. @Cinfhen (edited) now
squirrelbrain Page 716! That‘s a loooong book! @Cinfhen now
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#decemberchill
Some pics from my lovely chilled weekend last week.
Relaxing in a library ♥️

BarbaraBB That is the ultimate chill indeed! 3h
batsy Lovely! 3h
TheBookHippie Love it all. 3h
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MaureenMc 🥰 2h
kspenmoll Beautiful! 2h
Cathythoughts Gorgeous! Trish ! 32m
youneverarrived 😍😍 24m
Cinfhen Wonderful photos!! Seems like the perfect place to chill 😆 12m
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I‘m going with my yearly round up. I think the first time Numan hasn‘t been number 1 😱
But 3 in top 8 😁
Number one is courtesy of @vivastory who asked if I‘d listened to this, at the time I hadn‘t but obviously have non stop since.
#decemberchill #musicalmatters

vivastory I heard it on the radio for the first time in about a month last week and it made me very happy🎶 1d
DGRachel You had me at Robert Smith. 😍 1d
vivastory @DGRachel It's on my (admittedly very long) best of the year list as well 1d
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DGRachel @vivastory @TrishB I‘m going to have to grab my headphones and pull up The Cure albums from my iTunes library. No further audiobook listening will be done today. 😂 1d
vivastory @DGRachel Enjoy! 🎶 It's a good way to kick off the weekend 1d
BarbaraBB Robert Smith? I‘m very intrigued and off to Spotify now! 24h
Flaneurette Wait? What? Robert Smith? Checking this out immediately! 21h
kathedron I've started listening to Gary Numan because of you, Trish! 🙂 20h
Billypar Chvrches amaze me at how they can keep coming up with these over the top hits. And collaborating with Robert Smith is such a great pairing. 12h
Billypar Also, I found this track on the long version of my playlist when I was going through out today - not sure if you'll love it or hate it: https://open.spotify.com/track/70p7tgRp2XJEWch2fPiMtM?si=vohsvgYPT_GnlM2dIoJT4Q&... 12h
TrishB @kathedron music to my ears 😁😁 that‘s so cool. 9h
TrishB @Billypar thanks - will have a listen as soon as I find my head phones 👍🏻 9h
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Not much reading time- but I‘ve started. Enjoying so far.

JenReadsAlot One of my all time favorites! 2d
TrishB @JenReadsAlot I can see it‘s well loved. 2d
Cinfhen I‘m glad you‘re enjoying!! I‘m loving it BUT it‘s soooooooo long 1d
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Reggie I didn‘t care for this one because I liked his other one, She‘s Come Undone, so much more but interested to hear your thoughts. 1d
TrishB @Cinfhen I don‘t think I‘ve appreciated the length yet as I just haven‘t had any chance to read. 1d
TrishB @Reggie I haven‘t read any of his, have another one on the kindle but not that one. Will have a look 👍🏻 1d
Cinfhen This book keeps adding more & more layers upon itself so it‘s gonna be a slow burn read for me. 10h
TrishB @Cinfhen I got to 20% last night! And it still says 11 hours 11 mins left 😂 9h
Cinfhen I‘m on page 455 and I think that‘s 50% 7h
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The Hollows | Mark Edwards
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It may be a good book offer, but what is the 31th of December!

Caroline2 😆 🤦‍♀️ 2d
LeahBergen Oops. Or rather “oopths”. 😆 2d
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Cathythoughts Oh dear 🙄 @LeahBergen 😂 2d
Susanita Thirty firths? 2d
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Good legal thriller with a lot of political shenanigans.

Nute That‘s one of my favorite words. “Shenanigans!” So fun to say. HaHaHa! 4d
TrishB @Nute it‘s a great word 😁 3d
Cathythoughts It is a great word @Nute 3d
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Never | Ken Follett
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#bookmail
My Waterstones double stamps purchases!

squirrelbrain 😁👍 5d
Tove_Reads Getting Never at the end of the week 5d
Oryx I might have added a little something for myself to my Waterstones Christmas shopping basket when I placed an order at the weekend 5d
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TrishB @Tove_Reads looks good 👍🏻 5d
TrishB @Oryx as you should! 5d
TNbookworm Love the Bees cover💕 5d
TrishB @TNbookworm it has bees down the side and end papers too 😁 4d
Caroline2 Ohh I keep meaning to start the Outlander series as I have the first 3 on my kindle. Might add that to my Jan tbr list. 👍 4d
TrishB @Caroline2 they‘re very big books! 4d
Caroline2 @TrishB I don‘t mind big books as long as there‘s plenty of plot and interesting characters. But yes, the size has really put me off I admit!!! 😆 🤦‍♀️ 2d
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These have just arrived from BD 😁😁😁 thank you to whoever sent them! Apologies if I shouldn‘t have opened them.
I have not seen that Plath book before!!

BarbaraBB Exciting who will claim this gift! I always wonder why BD doesn't have the option to add a personal note. 5d
squirrelbrain The Plath book looks right up your street! 5d
TrishB @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I‘m intrigued now! As Helen says the Plath book looks right up my street. 5d
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LeahBergen Mystery book mail! 👏🏻👏🏻 5d
TrishB @LeahBergen 12 hours in and still a mystery! 5d
Cathythoughts I see your mysterious books too 😁💫 4d
TrishB @Cathythoughts I think I may have guessed and will wait for her to appear first! 4d
Centique Ooh this is from me Trish! I saw the Plath book and thought of you and then added a mystery I‘d really enjoyed that you might like. 14h
Centique @Cathythoughts I was your mysterious book giver too! 😂😂 14h
TrishB @Centique I thought it was you Paula 😘 but I wasn‘t sure if you were sending directly from NZ. Thank you so much they both look fab! But I hadn‘t even seen that Plath book so I‘m really looking forward to it ♥️♥️♥️ 9h
Cathythoughts @Centique Aha !!! It‘s you Paula, the mystery is solved 😁 Thankyou so very much 😘 9h
Centique @TrishB fingers crossed that it‘s a good one! 🤞🤞 8h
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#weeklyforecast
Started While Justice Sleeps very late last night.
Will give I Know This Much Is True a try next.

Cinfhen Hope the book works 🤞🏽🤞🏽and thinking of you xxxx 5d
Cathythoughts Sounds good. I must try a Wally Lamb book 👍🏻❤️ 5d
TrishB @Cathythoughts trying to get to it 😁 5d
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1979- good start to a new series
The Glass Room- continuing Vera excellence
The 100 years -sad but lovely
The Spinning Heart - current bed time read.
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Cinfhen I can‘t keep up with all your series! 7d
Cathythoughts We read The Spinning Heart for Bookclub a few years ago .. I thought it was very good 6d
TrishB @Cinfhen not sure I can! 6d
TrishB @Cathythoughts I enjoyed it, finished last night 👍🏻 6d
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It‘s sad, but in a good way, with some friendships and love along the way.

Cinfhen I just watched your video on @shawnmooney #BiteSizeBookChats 💕🙌🏻You were fabulous ♥️and now I‘m SUPER EXCITED for both the books you gifted me!!! Should I start with the fiction or NF first??? 7d
TrishB @Cinfhen thank you 😘 personally I would start with the fiction. But that‘s me! You may prefer the facts and then add the background!? They both have merits. But fiction. 7d
Cinfhen Ok, I‘ll start with fiction as that‘s the way you did as well. 7d
TrishB @Cinfhen hope you like it 🤞🏻 6d
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#readingretreat
This afternoon‘s cosy spot.

Amiable Lovely spot! 1w
rockpools 🥰 1w
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LeahBergen Sigh. 😍😍 7d
Balibee146 Well jel!! 6d
CarolynM That does look cozy. Glad you enjoyed the weekend 6d
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The Glass Room | Ann Cleeves
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Well at least I‘ve finished one book on the #readingretreat
Another great Vera mystery, last person on my list for the murderer.

squirrelbrain It‘s always the last person you‘d expect….! 1w
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The Glass Room | Ann Cleeves
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It was a dark and stormy night!!
It certainly was, couldn‘t sleep through the noise. Early morning read in bed.

Cathythoughts Morning Trish ! Hope you‘re having a brilliant time X 1w
rockpools Oh no! I thought it‘d be quiet up there. I‘ve been listening to wheely bins blowing up and down the street for HOURS here! Have decided today is not the day to renew my exercise regime! 1w
Caroline2 Oh no! 🤦‍♀️ 1w
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LeahBergen You may need to have a nap this afternoon. 😆 I hope you‘re having a wonderful time! 1w
TrishB @Cathythoughts I am thanks Cathy 😁 a very indulgent read and nothing else time! 1w
TrishB @rockpools very atmospheric! Church bell clanging away too. 1w
TrishB @Caroline2 @LeahBergen I think a nap is a perfect plan! 1w
squirrelbrain I got more noise from the room next door who seems to enjoy slamming doors…. At midnight and then 4am 😠. I too will be having a nap later @LeahBergen ! 1w
Leniverse Woke up a few times from the windows rattling, yes. 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Vera! 🤍 I hope you get to have a nap later today 👍 1w
Bookwomble I slept through the 1986 hurricane, so Storm Arwen didn't bother me! 😄 1w
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The Glass Room | Ann Cleeves
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Hardly done any reading the past couple of days. Quick lunch time cup of tea and a couple of chapters.

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1979 | Val McDermid
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Good first in a new series. Will look out for the next one.
1979 play list at the back, no Numan on it. Lose points.

MicheleinPhilly 😂😂 2w
Ruthiella What should have been the Neuman song for 1979? Maybe we can get it on the next printing! 😆 2w
CarolynM 🤣 2w
BarbaraBB 🤣🤣 2w
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly @Ruthiella @CarolynM @BarbaraBB 2 number one albums and 2 number one singles in 1979 😁😁 Cars and Are ‘Friends‘ Electric. We‘ll go with one of them. That‘s today‘s history lesson done. (edited) 2w
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#kindledailydeal
Much loved here - got this one today.

squirrelbrain I really enjoyed this one… definitely worth 99p! 2w
CarolynM Full price here, unfortunately, but I'm stacking it and will look out for a sale. 2w
TrishB @CarolynM that‘s really annoying when that happens! 2w
Caroline2 I grabbed this one too. 👍 😉 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#weeklyforecast
Started 1979 this morning. A watershed year in my head, started secondary school , Numan was number one and the Thatcher government came to power.
The others look like potentials at the moment.

4thhouseontheleft That‘s the year I was born! I was a premature baby in the NICU when the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown happened just a few miles away. Our home was in the evacuation zone but the hospital was just outside it. 2w
TrishB @4thhouseontheleft well it‘s definitely a watershed year for you too! 2w
squirrelbrain I just got the Kupersmith on Libby, but hadn‘t read the blurb first…. I‘m not keen on the sound of the fantasy elements so sent it back…. 🤷‍♀️ 2w
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TrishB @squirrelbrain it was @Oryx review that sold it for me so I‘ll give it a try. 2w
Cinfhen Love the cover and title for this one 2w
Oryx @TrishB Hope you like it. It is weird. It has a strong horror element, which I know you won't mind 2w
TrishB @Cinfhen it‘s very cool 👍🏻 2w
TrishB @Oryx sounds good to me 👍🏻 2w
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Early Morning Riser | Katherine Heiny
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Pickpick

Between a pick and a so-so for me. Sometimes I loved the MC and sometimes she frustrated me and sometimes I just wanted to yawn.
But I enjoyed enough to finish 😁

Cinfhen That‘s a fair and accurate review!! Glad you didn‘t bail 2w
Cinfhen This was a quiet book but I loved it 2w
TrishB @Cinfhen I think on another day I may have loved it! 2w
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#bookreport
Anos- impressive book of poetry
Social Creature - full of despicable characters
Dark Hours- good stuff
Early Morning- just started this morning, not my usual but giving it a chance
Three- enjoyable, creepy thriller

Cinfhen I really loved this one and I think you‘re gonna end up liking it too 2w
squirrelbrain I really liked Early Morning Riser too, but it‘s one of those where not much happens….🤷‍♀️ 2w
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The Dark Hours | Michael Connelly
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I enjoyed this one. Love the balance of Ballard and Bosch.
I‘m sort of anticipating a Ballard future with maybe Bosch‘s daughter making an appearance. That‘s not a spoiler but my thoughts!

EvieBee Oooh! Hadn‘t thought of that, but I can see it. 2w
BarbaraBB Great review although a Ballard future sounds horrific 😨 2w
TrishB @EvieBee I think it will be a good way for Bosch to bow out. 2w
TrishB @BarbaraBB definitely not that Ballard 😁 2w
BarbaraBB Oh man silly me. I see now!! 2w
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The Dark Hours | Michael Connelly
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Hairdresser read 😁😁

RachelAmphlett Saving that one for a two-night break in early December! 2w
TrishB @RachelAmphlett I wish I‘d done that, dipping in and out because of work at the moment! (edited) 2w
EvieBee So good, right?! 2w
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TrishB @EvieBee definitely. Was going to finish last night but fell asleep! 2w
suzie.reads I'm abit bored with it 😑 2w
TrishB @suzie.reads ah sorry to hear that, I‘m really enjoying it. 2w
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Social Creature: A Novel | Tara Isabella Burton
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Mehso-so

Genuinely not sure who I disliked more in this book, but I guess that‘s the point.
#frenemies #booked2021 - last one 😁😁

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 congrats!!! Don‘t forget to fill out the form:
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E
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BarbaraBB Haha! Great review! 3w
TrishB @Cinfhen done 👍🏻 great challenge as always. Looking forward to next year. 3w
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TrishB @BarbaraBB it was definitely one of those! 3w
Cinfhen I think I sent you the wrong link 🙈 please resubmit xx Here's the link:

https://forms.gle/dsgdzAv3TxV79wbMA

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TrishB @Cinfhen done 👍🏻 5d
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Creepy thriller, liked the way it all came together.
A good read 👍🏻
Thanks Cindy 😘

vivastory You had me at creepy thriller 🤣 3w
TrishB @vivastory exactly 😁 3w
BarbaraBB What @vivastory says! 3w
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EvieBee Yay! I thought this was pretty well done. (edited) 3w
Cinfhen Ohhh, you read this one pretty quickly🙌🏻Glad you enjoyed it ♥️😘 3w
TrishB @BarbaraBB 👍🏻 3w
TrishB @EvieBee it was 👍🏻 3w
TrishB @Cinfhen weekend is generally the only time I get! 3w
Cathythoughts Creepy thriller… 👍🏻must look this up ASAP 3w
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Anos Ku Ta Manda | Yasmina Nuny
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Interesting collection of poetry. Themes include love, being a black woman and political thoughts.
I liked the political ones best. Although my favourite was Expletives. Response to women shouldn‘t swear😁
Thanks Rachel 😘

Velvetfur That's a great cover too 😊 3w
Cinfhen That is an awesome cover!! I fucking love it!!! 3w
charl08 Agreeing re the cover. So striking. 3w
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rockpools 😘 3w
TrishB @Cinfhen 😂😂 3w
Cathythoughts Yes ! Fab cover 💫 3w
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#weeklyforecast
May or may not include some of these.
Reading the poetry selection this morning.

Cinfhen I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts on three!!! It‘s an interesting read / stick with it 3w
EvieBee Oh nice! Three is good but Dark Hours is GOLD. 3w
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Monogamy | Sue Miller
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Thought this was a really sad and thoughtful book. I think you do get to a certain age (even without the losing a partner) where you do look back and worry looking forward.
There was love and all the usual dynamics of messy family life. I really enjoyed it.
Thanks Helen 😘

squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! Sounds like one I would like too…I can‘t remember if I have it on Kindle already. 🤔 3w
Megabooks This is a great book! 3w
Cinfhen I liked it a lot but I thought it meandered in places but still a thoughtful read. Great review 3w
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KatieB I loved this too. I thought it was a ‘quiet‘ book but one in which I was totally engrossed. It reminded me a bit of 3w
TrishB @squirrelbrain I think you‘ll like it 🤞🏻 3w
TrishB @Megabooks I really enjoyed it 👍🏻 3w
TrishB @Cinfhen 👍🏻 it was a thoughtful read. 3w
TrishB @KatieB thanks- haven‘t read that one. 3w
Cathythoughts I have this on kindle ( I think 🤔).. sounds good 👍🏻 3w
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too. 3w
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Wolves - I found really disappointing
The Twelve- good thriller set in Belfast
The Liar‘s Girl- good thriller 😁 interesting twist
Stolen Ones- great new one in the series
Monogamy- just started this morning, thought I‘d do a break away from the thrillers!

rockpools Glad you found a few to make up for Wolves! 3w
Cinfhen I‘m sorry wolves was a disappointment/ it‘s gotten so many amazing reviews & I loved it!! It‘s kind of a slow burn. I could see where it might disappoint 3w
Cinfhen I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts on 3w
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TrishB @rockpools there‘s always the thrillers! 3w
TrishB @Cinfhen I thought the secondary story line was just meh and implausible. 3w
RachelAmphlett Ooh! I‘ve got The Twelve on my TBR - I‘ll bump it up the stack! 3w
TrishB @RachelAmphlett it‘s gritty and dramatic! 3w
squirrelbrain I didn‘t see your review yet for the Marsons…. Scurries off to check it out…. 3w
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Another great story with Kim Stone 👍🏻 I didn‘t guess the twist along the way. Be interested whether others do?
Still love this series.

squirrelbrain I‘ll let you know when I get to it! 😁 3w
TrishB @squirrelbrain I‘m not sure if I missed clues or it was very well done! 3w
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Love it when you forget about a pre-order 😁

squirrelbrain I just got mine too! 😁 3w
TrishB @squirrelbrain 👍🏻😁 3w
eanderson I forgot about preordering it! I am excited because it released the same day here too! 3w
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TrishB @eanderson a lovely surprise! 3w
eanderson It really is! 😃 Now to finish a book so I can read it. 3w
MicheleinPhilly When I saw a receipt in my inbox this morning, I thought I had done some sleep shopping. I was so confused. 3w
Cathythoughts A great surprise 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
TrishB @eanderson @MicheleinPhilly I think I‘m going to start tonight! 3w
TrishB @Cathythoughts definitely 😁 3w
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The Liar's Girl | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Pickpick

Another great twisty thriller from this author.
Just when you think it‘s all been revealed there‘s another little twist in front of you.
Good stuff, I‘ve now read all her books!

LeahBergen I‘ll have to pick this one up. 👍 3w
Cathythoughts I must really start the one I have .. set in Cork .. I think I‘m scared 😳 3w
TrishB @LeahBergen 👍🏻 3w
TrishB @Cathythoughts Cork features in this one too 👍🏻 3w
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The Twelve | Stuart Neville
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Good, full on action plot line. Based on the 12 people killed by the MC and trying to make amendments. Fast paced and intriguing.
Thanks Jenny ♥️

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I‘ve already read- but if you haven‘t it‘s definitely worth the 99p if it‘s on offer where you are.

rockpools Thank you 😊 4w
JillR I have this one waiting but it looks so big and heavy (both the actual book and the subject!) that‘s it‘s scaring me a little… 4w
Cathythoughts Thanks Trish 👍🏻 4w
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TrishB @JillR it is heavy. But completely compelling and eye opening! 4w
squirrelbrain I bought it last time it was 99p - I‘m saving it for the journalist prompt of #booked2022 4w
CaroPi I have it in audible in my TBR. I think I must start soon 4w
TrishB @squirrelbrain I‘m doing this one for that prompt 4w
TrishB @CaroPi hope you like it when you get to it 👍🏻 4w
squirrelbrain That‘s a tough one Trish, but so good. 4w
JillR @trishb if it‘s compelling I think I can do it! Will bump it up the pile… 4w
kspenmoll One of my best reads ever! 3w
TrishB @kspenmoll that‘s a great recommendation! 3w
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The Twelve | Stuart Neville
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#weeklyforecast
Started The Twelve this morning. The others may or may not feature this week! I‘m a bit undecided.

jenniferw88 😊 4w
Cinfhen I enjoyed 4w
Cathythoughts Looks good ! Monogamy sounds good , look forward to your thoughts when you get there 👍🏻❤️ 4w
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TrishB @jenniferw88 good so far 👍🏻 4w
TrishB @Cinfhen @Cathythoughts hoping to actually get up that one this week! 4w
rabbitprincess Stuart Neville is so good! 4w
BarbaraBB I feel ya 4w
TrishB @rabbitprincess my first of his! 4w
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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Mehso-so

The writing is amazing, no problems there.
My issues are below so I don‘t put any spoilers.
Generally disappointed.

TrishB My fault- things happened to Wolves. I should have guessed. 4w
TrishB Domestic violence, I try not to read books about it. 4w
TrishB Implausible pregnancy and birth. Just don‘t see what it added to the story, weren‘t the Wolves enough? Just need to add a bit of sex and pregnancy problems to add to an enthralling subject? 4w
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LauraBeth I‘m reading this now so I‘ll look at the spoilers when I‘m finished 😂 4w
TrishB @LauraBeth I think I‘m definitely in the minority- but definitely don‘t look at the spoilers! 4w
AmyG I found the birth to be a bit of magical realism….comparing her birth to that of wolves in the forest. I get why it didn‘t work for some. (edited) 4w
TrishB @AmyG really interesting point. I guess because the pregnancy storyline wasn‘t working for me, this just seemed way too predictable and not real to me. 4w
AmyG I get it. For whatever reason-this book “worked” for me. And yes, it was a bit predictable. 4w
Kimberlone @TrishB 100% agree with your review! Her trauma backstory, murder mystery, and the pregnancy plot line did not work for me at all! The most interesting stuff was the wolves and the small town politics. I‘ve read almost universally favorable reviews for this book, so I think we are definitely in the minority. 4w
TrishB @Kimberlone too many things going on so unsatisfactory outcome all round! We definitely are in the minority. But that‘s fine- we all read our own story 😁 4w
Larkken @Kimberlone @TrishB I‘m with you both! There was a number of “wait, what?” moments here. I really thought the wolf saving her and her baby was just too far. As if that shark hadn‘t been jumped already by her giving birth in the winter in the woods. I … dunno 4w
Kimberlone @Larkken @TrishB the entire pregnancy plot line from beginning to end was ridiculous. Just the fact that she refused to go to the doctor the entire time was enough for me to completely discount what it was intended to add to the story. 4w
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#bookmail
Top one is for my last one in #booked2021 #frenemies
The bottom 2 I brought with a birthday gift from @eanderson thank you Elisabeth 😘 they‘re very different but both have appealed to me recently!

squirrelbrain Lovely! 💕 4w
Reggie That‘s the second time Ive seen the Vampire uprising mentioned this week. It‘s a sign. Nice haul. 4w
TrishB @Reggie I love a good vampire read and had never heard of this until @vivastory posted about it. 4w
TrishB @squirrelbrain like I definitely needed more books! 4w
vivastory I hope that you like People's History! I've been thinking about rereading it 4w
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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Grateful to be having a #motherdaughterread

erzascarletbookgasm The tagged book is on my list. I‘m reading Migrations. 👍 1mo
rockpools Nice! Have a lovely weekend. 1mo
Megabooks I‘m always happy when I see these posts! I love talking books with my mom. 1mo
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TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm I loved that one too 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB @rockpools you too Rachel 😘 1mo
TrishB @Megabooks she‘s just finished hers and gone up stairs crying! She‘ll tell me about it in a bit. 1mo
BarbaraBB Who has been reading Once There Were Wolves? 4w
TrishB @BarbaraBB I‘m currently reading it. 4w
BarbaraBB You‘ll be going up stairs crying too 🤍 4w
TrishB @BarbaraBB I keep putting it down as I have a sense of dread and not sure I want/need to read the ending! 4w
BarbaraBB I understand! 4w
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The Gathering | Anne Enright
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A very difficult book to read, both in content and style. If you like a linear telling of a story this isn‘t for you.
I appreciated the style eventually, you just had to get used to the constant jumping about and the story was sad and heartfelt.
And I love the cover ♥️
Thanks Kate.

Ruthiella I just bought a used copy of this at the library for $0.50! I normally don‘t mind non-linear. Looking forward to trying it soonish. 1mo
TrishB @Ruthiella it took me a few chapters to get my head round it! 1mo
BarbaraBB This was a hard read indeed but I ended up loving it. 4w
TrishB @BarbaraBB it was a hard hitting read! 4w
TrishB @Centique aw thank you 😘 in hairdressers at the mo- Will email later x 2w
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#bookreport
Work has been another of those bonkers week where I think I did 2 weeks work in one. Not much reading done.
Finished the Cleeves and Barclay and enjoyed them and nearly finished The Gathering, which I‘m enjoying but is a challenging read.
C home for a few days so I expect not much reading.

Lynnsoprano I enjoyed the Cleeves book, too. She has another great series. 1mo
Cinfhen Enjoy your time with C ♥️ 1mo
TrishB @Lynnsoprano she definitely has. 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen 😘 1mo
squirrelbrain Have a great few days Trish! 1mo
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The Sweetness of Water | Nathan Harris
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#kindledailydeal
Some good reviews for 99p 😁

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one ❤️ 4w
TrishB @Cathythoughts that‘s good to know 👍🏻 4w
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1 Unorthodox - Deborah Feldman
2 tbc
3 The Last Rose of Shanghai - Weina Dae Randel
4 tbc
5 The Girl with the Louding Voice - Ani Dare
6 The Mercies - Kiran Milwood Hargrove

Planning so far 😁 subject to change at a whim.
#booked2022

squirrelbrain Don‘t be suggesting another #buddyread @TrishB - I have Unorthodox on my list too! 1mo
TrishB Oh no 🙈 I am trying to be really good and use existing books! 1mo
Cinfhen I just posted ideas and if any of the books catch your interest I‘ll be happy to send them to you xxx 1mo
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Cinfhen I think I own this one still…I might have donated it but I‘ll look if you want it 1mo
Cinfhen Although some of the books I realize are ebooks or audiobooks and a few I know I‘ve loaned …oops, sorry 1mo
TrishB No worries. I have Unorthodox on kindle. Will have a browse through the others later too 👍🏻@cinfhen 1mo
Cinfhen I just bought this one yesterday at the charity shop if you‘re interested I‘m happy to send it 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I‘ve read that one 😁 I‘ve just found 2 in one of the other hidden piles with Snow in the title ! Winning 🏆 and a title repeats itself. Now about to write them down. Before I forget. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen Half of a Yellow Sun is so good! It was the first book I read by Adichie, years ago! 1mo
Centique @Cinfhen I loved that Snow Flower book - one of those really epic tales of women in China living through multiple reigns. One of the best IMO 😍 1mo
Cinfhen Ohhh, so i might need to work it into my challenges this year @Centique it‘s been on my shelf for AGES!!! 1mo
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Bitter Wash Road | Garry Disher
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Thank you Carolyn ♥️ I‘m looking forward to starting a new series! I can‘t believe the dish arrived unscathed. I share your sentiments exactly in your card.
Hurrah for Litsy friends 😁♥️♥️

Cathythoughts Lovely gifts ❤️ 1mo
squirrelbrain Lovely - and the book sounds right up your street! 1mo
LeahBergen Lovely gifts! That @CarolynM is the best. ❤️❤️ 1mo
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TrishB @Cathythoughts they definitely are 😁 1mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain I thought that too. 1mo
TrishB @LeahBergen she is 😘 1mo
CarolynM It's arrived - yay! Hope you enjoy the book😘 1mo
TrishB @CarolynM 😘 pretty sure I will. 1mo
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The Burning God | R. F. Kuang
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Does this mean I can‘t read it 🤔

julesG The whole title is weird "tik tok showed me" ???? 1mo
Caroline2 Amazon seriously need to sort this out as it‘s so off putting sometimes isn‘t it. Esp when it‘s a book you‘ve not hear of and it‘s described in a really weird way?! 🙄 (I also got this book on kindle this morning tho!! 😀) 1mo
TrishB @julesG I was that fixated on the man bit I didn‘t even see that! 1mo
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TrishB @Caroline2 definitely! I‘ve got the whole series now but still not started it! 1mo
Libby1 Read it whilst eating a Yorkie bar. 😊 1mo
TrishB @Libby1 😂😂 perfect!! 1mo
Megabooks 😂😁 1mo
GingerAntics Wow, so much weird going on here!!! I‘m not going to lie, sometimes I use these sorts of things “men‘s fiction” to tell me there is definitely no love triangles or romance subplots. They could certainly do that in a more gender neutral way, though. “Tik tok showed me” is a hoot. 😂🤣😂 @julesG 1mo
TrishB @GingerAntics did Tik Tok only show the men! 1mo
GingerAntics @TrishB maybe! Does tik tok know genders? 1mo
TrishB @GingerAntics I only know tik toks from my daughter! 1mo
GingerAntics @TrishB 🤷🏼‍♀️ I have friends trying to get me to go on there, but I think I‘m going to leave them to the teenagers. 1mo
TrishB @GingerAntics a wise move! I don‘t understand most of it. 1mo
GingerAntics @TrishB neither do I… the biggest thing I know is that if you get bullied and someone reports the bullying, the person being bullied will get their account frozen or deleted. Sounds like just another fb/ig/whoever they are now. 1mo
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The Heron's Cry | Ann Cleeves
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Second in this new series, knowledge of the characters is growing and so are the deaths.
Enjoyed this one as with all her books and didn‘t guess the murderer!

erzascarletbookgasm I‘m looking forward to read this new series. And watch the tv series! 1mo
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm not got to the tv series yet! 1mo
StellaB I really enjoyed the first one in the series, great to hear this one is good, too! 1mo
TrishB @StellaB enjoy when you get to it 👍🏻 1mo
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Thank you Rachel. What a brilliant little collection, it has distracted me completely. ♥️♥️
This one had your name in 😁

rockpools Yay! It got there eventually. Happy unbirthday, Trish! 1mo
TrishB @rockpools 😁♥️ books are welcome anytime! 1mo
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The Fell | SARAH. MOSS
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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/oct/29/sarah-moss-the-rhetoric-during-loc...

This sounds fab! But 131 pages - that‘s not a book 😁 very tempted still.
Out next week (U.K.)

squirrelbrain Definitely not a whole book! 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain half a book! 1mo
LeahBergen A novella! 1mo
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BarbaraBB She‘s a writing machine! 1mo
TrishB @LeahBergen but still full price 😁 1mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB she is! 1mo
Caroline2 Meh. Dunno if I‘m ready for lockdown reads yet. 😬 1mo
Libby1 I pick up my signed copy tomorrow. 😊 2w
TrishB @Libby1 I put it on my Christmas list. Hoping it‘s worth the wait! 2w
Libby1 @TrishB me too! 2w
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Find You First | Linwood Barclay
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Good twisty thriller with some seriously warped characters!! Good stuff 👍🏻
Thanks Leah 😘

LeahBergen Oh, good. 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#weeklyforecast
Currently reading Find You First and enjoying it.
I have that many birthday books I want to read them all now! The above may be considered this week 😁
Have a good week all.

charl08 Definitely a good week. 1mo
Cinfhen Hooray for multiple options!! Im nearly done with Monogamy / OOF - it‘s a #GutPunch 1mo
squirrelbrain I made a lucky dip jar for my birthday books as I just couldn‘t decide…. Have a good week! 1mo
LeahBergen I hope the Barclay‘s a fun one! 👍 1mo
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Fun read 👍🏻
My idea of horror is a trip to IKEA, so a horror set in there is doubly troubling.

eanderson Agreed!!! 🤣 1mo
Oryx I actually love a trip to IKEA - but only with my sister. Anyone else, it's just hellish. Fun read. 1mo
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TrishB @Oryx any of my sisters would be really bad tbh! 1mo
StellaB I enjoyed this one too - such a great idea, IKEA - the place of nightmares 🙂 1mo
MicheleinPhilly I call IKEA Horrorstör now. I HATE IT. Of course I had to go and marry a Swede. 1mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly 😂 do you have to go a lot!! 1mo
TrishB @StellaB exactly! 1mo
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#bookreport
The Prettiest Star - 😢😡
There She Goes- 😡 depressing
Listening Still - 👍🏻 enjoyed
Horrorstor - just started this morning
Gwendy‘s Magic Feather- 👍🏻 enjoyed

squirrelbrain A good reading week overall…! 1mo
Cinfhen The Hendrix is TOTAL CAMP but fun 1mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain 3 days off helped! 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen it was fun 👍🏻 1mo
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