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UglyOldBat

Joined August 2017

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An Echo in the Bone | Diana Gabaldon
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This week I have been mostly reading

#historicalfiction #Outlander #Scotland

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Morgan and Abel are leaving the Castle, their home, to follow the other refugees and get the hell out of Dodge.

As you travel through the pages you realise something is unusual about their relationship, but before we get there we meet a group of soldiers who are determined they are taking them back to the Castle, whether they like it or not

#literaryfiction

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Snow Angels Volume 1 | Jeff Lemire
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First in a comic book series.

Two sisters live in the Trench with their father, a place they have never left. The trench is home but also holds something dangerous, which they may have just woken up.

#comics

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The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories | Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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Finished up this anthology. Many excellent stories included. Recommended for horror fans. My favourite is Algernon Blackwood's 'The Willows'

#short stories #weird #horror

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Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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Well it took me over a year but I finally finished this door stopper. Woosh!

#france #classics

LiteraryinLawrence Wow, congrats! 9mo
Ruthiella I read this over 12 months too! What a chunky monkey! Congratulations on your achievement. 🥳 9mo
eeclayton Congrats! It took me a while, too. 9mo
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A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel | Haruki Murakami
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1. I had a black cat called Sooty. I recently found out he wasn't our cat at all, my mum had been feeding him so he started hanging around. I wondered why he disappeared for months at a time 😄

2. I'm thankful for my family, who are always there when I need them ❤

@Soubhiville @JessClark78 @BookwormAHN @ozma.of.oz @hes7
#thankfulthursday @Cosmos_Moon

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This week I am mostly listening to:
Small Bones, Simple Murders and the Tent

Share yours!

#mostlylistening

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Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
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This week I will be mostly reading:
Ender's Game

#scifi #mostlyreading #weekgoals

AvidReader25 Love this book! 13mo
ReadingOver50 Great book 13mo
UglyOldBat @AvidReader25 @ReadingOver50 I LOVED it! Have you read any of the other books in the series? 13mo
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AvidReader25 @UglyOldBat Yes! I‘ve read all of them. There‘s one series that follows Ender and one that follows the rest of his crew. The Ender one has a very different tone. The parallel book, Ender‘s Shadow, about Bean is my favorite. Start there! The series the follows the crew is very political, but fascinating. I don‘t love any as much as the original book, but I loved seeing more from the characters. 13mo
UglyOldBat @AvidReader25 Ooh I liked Bean! Will check it out. I have the Worthing Chronicle too, not heard much about it though 13mo
AvidReader25 @UglyOldBat I haven‘t heard of that one. If it‘s good, let me know! 13mo
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Gerald's Game | Stephen King
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Puppycat and book beside a cosy fire

#catsoflitsy

Ruthiella Puppycat! 😍😍😍 14mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Excited to find these in Prime Reading

#murderino #truecrime #primereading #magazines

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Chrissyreadit Yes! I have whispered this to myself multiple times a day. ❤️ This quote 🙌👏🙌 2y
AmyG @Chrissyreadit Yes. I have thought of this, too....many times. 2y
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While I finish Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

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Ebookfriendly.com has a list of vintage bookmobiles

#bookmobile #vintage

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The Victorian Underworld | Kellow Chesney
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I bought this book second hand many years ago and it has been read several times since then. It is falling apart in many places despite being repaired. Does make it slightly harder to read!

#history #secondhand #victorian

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The Stand | Stephen King
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Books I hope to finish this week. Both a bit battered, like their owner

#readingplans

TheNeverendingTBR This edition of The Stand 😍 1y
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Still moving through this one 😌

#apocalyptic

vlwelser That book has seen a lot of love. ❤ 2y
UglyOldBat @vlwelser Deservedly so 👍 2y
AvidReader25 What a book to read right now! 2y
UglyOldBat @AvidReader25 I know! I couldn't help myself 🙈 2y
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An Echo in the Bone | Diana Gabaldon
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Just arrived *squeee*

#outlander #bookmail

Literary_Siren I just started the tagged book today. 🤩 2y
UglyOldBat I'm just about to start! 2y
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Oh my heart. Diana, what are you doing to us?

#outlander #droughtlander #adso

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The Stand | Stephen King
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Like many people I am re-reading The Stand. My copy is pretty battered but it's older than I am so fair enough. Furthermore someone has defaced my book! Rude 😮

#reread #currentlyreading #defacement

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The Stand | Stephen King
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1. The Stand
2. Mostly Sci-Fi
3. The Martian - Does that count?!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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I just finished the tagged book and looking forward to starting Return of the Jedi

#starwars #maythe4thbewithyou

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Tallis gives a sympathetic history of the 'Nine Day Queen', a young woman forced to wear a crown and who died a martyr not long after

#kindleunlimited #history #nonfiction

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In an effort to make the most of my Kindle Unlimited subscription I'm going to try and read exclusively from the collection, starting with the tagged book.

Let me know if you have any good recommendations 📖

#kindleunlimited

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The History of Cults | Robert Schroeder
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vivastory Have you seen this @britt_brooke ? 2y
britt_brooke @vivastory No, and thanks for tagging me! Looks like a book I need for sure. 2y
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N-W | Zadie Smith
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Nine Stories | J D Salinger
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South | Sir Ernest Shackleton
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Taking the name from a horror trope this novel looks at the aftermath of three violent massacres and the individuals who survived. It's a psychological thriller and I agree with @Reggie that it was not what I expected but once I excepted it for what it was I enjoyed it

#knives #cakes

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Anyone know why it was called this at first? Doesn't seem to have anything to do with the story, an odd choice of name

julesG It's the UK edition. It was called Cross Stitch at first. 3y
Coleen I think I remember reading an explanation, but can‘t remember what it was exactly. I‘m thinking it had to do with the time travel...stitch in time or something like that. 3y
UglyOldBat @Coleen That makes sense, thank you! 3y
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Eureka: A Prose Poem | Edgar Allan Poe
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True 😋

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Savage | Richard Laymon
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Laymon is a classic horror writer and this book's title lives up to it's story. Ostensibly about a boy in 1880s Whitechapel who witnesses one of the Ripper's brutal murders and vows to track him down, it follows his journey to finding himself (somewhat psychopathic himself) in the violent setting of the wild west

#horror #gore #gorehound #wildwest #ripper

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UglyOldBat It's not for the faint hearted, unless you like your horror with lashes of gore I'd recommend steering clear. If however you're like me and thinking that's my total wheelhouse, get your savage little mitts on it asap 3y
Reggie I‘ve only read 2 of his. Island and The Traveling Vampire Show, and while I liked them, Laymon always has his characters take a sudden left right before the end. It gets real weird. 3y
UglyOldBat @Reggie I know what you mean, Travelling Vampire Show got very weird. This one has more of a satisfying conclusion I'd say 3y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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About to dive into this - thoughts?

rather_be_reading so good! 3y
Reggie Meh, but it was my own fault. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I liked it!!! 🔪😱 3y
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UglyOldBat @Reggie I'm intrigued - how so? 3y
UglyOldBat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm enjoying it so far 💀 3y
Reggie By the title alone I thought it was gonna be a group of final girls who went to the woods in a cabin and start getting picked off one by one. That is not this book. Just my own expectations did me in. Lol, it wasn‘t bad just not what I thought it was gonna be. 3y
UglyOldBat @Reggie I see why you would think that, I'm not sure it's quite what I thought it would be either 3y
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Book mail this morning!

Has anyone read this?

#scifi #blackhole

Zelma I read it years ago. Very weird but definitely held my attention. 3y
UglyOldBat @Zelma I've been wanting to read it for years! And yeah it looks super weird 3y
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This is the first book in a huge, well loved series. It follows the adventures of a Naval captain and his friend, a surgeon, during Napoleon times. Good pick for anyone who likes action with some humour thrown in

#historicalfiction #navy #sea

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Reading this while listening to the Ambient Mixer selection 'On a Ship at Sea'

#perfect

What do you like as background noise when reading?

melissajayne My podcasts 3y
UglyOldBat @melissajayne Ooh which pods do you like? I listen to them falling asleep 3y
melissajayne @abandonallhope Revolutions, British History Podcast, Reading Glasses, In Our Time, Ologies, History of the Great War, The Land of Desire, The Story Behind, Outlander Cast, amongst others. 3y
melissajayne @abandonallhope it really depends on my mood is. 3y
UglyOldBat @melissajayne Nice mix of stuff. I love British History Podcast but hadn't heard of the others, just subscribed to Ologies and Reading Glasses 3y
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Mudbound | Hillary Jordan
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The Last Bookaneer | Matthew Pearl
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Best bookmark ever? 😂

MayJasper That's so funny 3y
SleepyDragon Expensive bookmarks ... 3y
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Poppy Shakespeare | Clare Allan
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I am LOVING this book

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Fans of Downton Abbey might enjoy

#edwardian #servants #history

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I finally got my copy! Which book are you up to? #Earthsea2018 @BkClubCare @Avidreader25

AvidReader25 Yay! Got distracted by a million books on my TBR, but I‘m finally about to start the second one! 3y
BkClubCare I don‘t have the second one...yet 3y
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The Last Bookaneer | Matthew Pearl
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The Last Bookaneer | Matthew Pearl
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julesG @WanderingBookaneer - a book about you? 3y
WanderingBookaneer This is where I got the idea. ☺️ 3y
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Freebie on Amazon

#free #ebook

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I love the threat that's implied here

#bookishtee #readingresolutions
@Jess7

2BR02B I love how this combines two of my favorite things: books and Hamilton the musical. 3y
Jess7 Nice! 3y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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So hard to choose just one but settled on this #bookwithgorgeouscover

#SeptInBooks18

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Pongwiffy | Kaye Umansky
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#NewHogwartsAdventure

My #favoritewitchorwizard isn't a Hogwarts student but a smelly witch I have loved since childhood. These fantasy books are full of brilliant characters, Pongwiffy being the best of course.

Has anyone else read them?

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven‘t!! 🖤 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I don‘t know this. 🧙‍♀️ 3y
vkois88 I've never heard of this, but it sounds cute! 3y
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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📖 Both
📖 Harry Potter 👓
📖 More ebooks lately but physical books are still essential
📖 Green tea 🍵
📖 King
📖 Anyone who wants to join in!

@JenlovesJT47
#tuesdaytidbits #thisorthat

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 3y
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Sorrow's Point | Danielle DeVor
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Grabbed this for free from Amazon, hadn't heard of it but looks like an exorcism based horror

#free #horror #amazon

Cathythoughts Free is free ! Just got it & thankyou 🙏🏻 3y
UglyOldBat 😀 3y
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