What a strange book....I think I liked it because I couldn‘t put it down and really wanted to know what happened. I‘ve been googling Madam Tussaud and a lot of things in the book are definitely for the novels benefit and not necessarily backed up by facts. Saying that it was a fascinating, weird read.
My interest was piqued yesterday Cindy and Cathy! I can see how this wouldn‘t be for everyone.
A particular situation in work, can‘t do anymore, stop stressing- release 😁
Last two verses of The Moon and the Yew Tree - my favourite poem ever (Plath)
💕❤️ love to all
Number 6 in the series, brilliant as always. These thrillers are awesome. Charlie, Louis and Angel are some of my favourite characters ever. These are also slightly spooky and so well written.
I hate that sticker too 😔
I have the book on my tbr but it‘s in the spare room and my son‘s b.f is staying whilst he does some research at a specialist library in town for his masters dissertation so I can‘t go in and take a photo at the moment!
Please watch, literally made me cry.
Latest in the series of #dontrememberordering and they‘ve sent me two! Only been charged for one as I‘ve checked my account.
First one to say they‘d like the spare one- it‘s yours!
Yes, a lot, 20+
Thanks to @Cathythoughts and @andrew61 for bringing this one to my attention!
A heart breaking story at the centre and lots of tough stories about the trials and tribulations these women have gone through. But a compelling look at families and supporting and getting each other through things.
Awesome read, tough themes.
In my local charity shop today ?? I‘m not sure who pops into Oxfam to spend 640 on books, lovely though they are.
I nearly gave up initially, the writing and the dialect are hard work to start with and I think sometimes I‘m a bit lazy and put them aside quite quickly. But I persevered and got into the rhythm of the writing at about 50 pages. The story, both the personal and the historical, are amazing and important. A gay love story, set against the backdrop of political upheaval in 1916 Ireland, you learn a lot about both.
Worth the effort.
Everyone still in bed, slipping in a quiet read and starting this one. Not much more reading will be done today, son coming home for the footie. Doesn‘t want to be with non fans whatever the outcome 🤞🏻⚽️
Hard to say this was an enjoyable read because of the subject matter. But I think it‘s a fantastic debut and I‘m a bit in awe that the author is only 25.
There are lots of sub plots with various POV, but I think it works well reflecting the chaotic, messy lives of the characters.
Can‘t wait to see what the author does next.
Today‘s charity shop #bookhaul
Give money to charity and get books in return!
I think Helen is to blame for the tagged one!
Mr Armitage - new Poet Laureate 😁❤️ I like.
I brought Thirteen when it was being hyped and realised it was 4th in the series! Even though everyone said you could read as stand alone I just couldn‘t do it.
Good introduction to the characters and good storyline, will read more!
Thank you Cindy, I‘m so excited by my parcel 😁 I love the bag and I‘m just going to pretend I‘ve been! (Fake it until you make it!) I‘ll look forward to getting to the book and I always love stationery goodies.
😘😘 #litsyfriends ❤️
Sorry I haven‘t even made it to the PO yet.....slacker. Going to combine with a birthday parcel anyway. (Is that nearly a year already).
Sorry not book related - off to the match....very long odds but going to shout and support anyway.
Also - don‘t get many chances to see Messi.
Quick, easy read for a bank holiday afternoon 😁
Sorry Cindy 😔 I‘ve read another 50 pages since I got up and I‘m now in that hate mode of snarling when I look at it!
I‘m not getting what everyone likes and I‘m admitting defeat.
Clever (too), complicated, confusing and I‘m just bored now.
Hope you enjoy the rest 😘 I‘m a bad buddy read person!!
Just starting this for a buddy read with Cindy 😁 forget I had a lovely signed edition from Goldsboro when I was in the monthly book club.
I really enjoyed this and learned a lot about the culture of this particular part of China. A good reflection on the pace of change and the challenges and clashes of different cultures.
Some bus reading on the way to meet my sisters for lunch
Oh god that birthing scene 😱😱 won‘t be getting that out of my head for a while.
Sansa likes a good nap 🐶❤️
Watch footie, read and lunch with sisters. Long weekend and I‘m very grateful!
12 degrees and sunny
It‘s Friday 😁😁 takeaway night and my turn to choose
Well that was bloody bonkers wasn‘t it!! One of those where you just have to race to the end to see what‘s really going on and then it‘s nothing you imagined!!
Train reading this morning (7am train to London 😴) or sleeping....
I‘m going with the band 😁 brilliant band I‘ve loved since they started a long time ago. Seem them live many times - including a special visit to Paris to see them for my 50th birthday ❤️
I‘m not really into books that are just romance, but there‘s a lot more in this. Charlie coming to terms with his parents breaking up, his dad being an arse and his mum falling in love with another woman. It‘s the 1950s and such things are shunned!
Well written throughout and moving in places.