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UglyOldBat

Joined August 2017

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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. 3mo
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. 3mo
UglyOldBat @Coleen That makes sense, thank you! 3mo
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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 3mo
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. 3mo
UglyOldBat @Reggie I know what you mean, Travelling Vampire Show got very weird. This one has more of a satisfying conclusion I'd say 3mo
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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About to dive into this - thoughts?

rather_be_reading so good! 3mo
Reggie Meh, but it was my own fault. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I liked it!!! 🔪😱 3mo
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UglyOldBat @Reggie I'm intrigued - how so? 3mo
UglyOldBat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm enjoying it so far 💀 3mo
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. 3mo
UglyOldBat @Reggie I see why you would think that, I'm not sure it's quite what I thought it would be either 3mo
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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. 4mo
UglyOldBat @Zelma I've been wanting to read it for years! And yeah it looks super weird 4mo
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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 4mo
UglyOldBat @melissajayne Ooh which pods do you like? I listen to them falling asleep 4mo
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. 4mo
melissajayne @abandonallhope it really depends on my mood is. 4mo
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 4mo
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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 7mo
SleepyDragon Expensive bookmarks ... 7mo
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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! 8mo
BkClubCare I don‘t have the second one...yet 8mo
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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? 9mo
WanderingBookaneer This is where I got the idea. ☺️ 9mo
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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. 9mo
Jess7 Nice! 9mo
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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!! 🖤 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm I don‘t know this. 🧙‍♀️ 9mo
vkois88 I've never heard of this, but it sounds cute! 9mo
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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 💚💚💚 9mo
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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 🙏🏻 9mo
UglyOldBat 😀 9mo
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📖 Death and Mr Pickwick by Stephen Jarvis - it's on my TBR list!
📖 Haunted houses, castles, old rambling estates

@SilversReviews #tuesdaytidbits

SilversReviews Ooooo....haunted houses, castles, old rambling estates are perfect choices. Thanks for playing. 9mo
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Library | Sarah Stewart
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Or any library really 📖

#libraries #duolingo

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Being Emily | Anne Donovan
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Set in Glasgow, this novel follows the story of a young woman struggling to be an artist, dealing with her family and working out who she is. It's written in Glaswegian, making it sound very authentic and has humourous moments sprinkled throughout

#glasgow

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Tree of Smoke: A Novel | Denis Johnson
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This was my first read by Denis Johnson and I had no idea what to expect but I really liked it. A war novel filled with intriguing characters

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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Hey there littens, I'm looking for recommendations for biographies of the Brontës that you have read and enjoyed. Thanks!

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I enjoy Antonia Fraser's books and this was no exception. Interesting to learn the little parts of her life away from all the royal drama

TrishB I liked this one 👍🏻 10mo
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Being Emily | Anne Donovan
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Got to love some Emily Brontë appreciation

#scotlandthebrave #brontes

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The Cosmic Puppets | Philip K. Dick
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Really enjoyed this, didn't want to put it down! A man returns to the town he grew up in only to discover that it is not the place he remembers

#scifi

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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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👓 📖

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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Yay my Libby hold finally came in!

#jacobites #scotlandthebrave #highlanders #france #sassanach

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The Man who Laughs | Victor Hugo
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Mehso-so

It took me roughly 5 months to finish this, for various reasons. I enjoyed parts of it but after reading 672 pages the ending was not satisfying to me. I have Hugo's collected works on my kindle and I think I'll tackle them one at a time if this is anything to go by

#laughingman

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Enduring Love | Ian McEwan
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A good quick read. Obsession, distrust and some psychology thrown in for good measure

#love

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🌟 Chores are done so hopefully finish off some outstanding books
🌟 Sunrise
🌟 Not really, I can't sit in the sun for long or my eczema flares up 😔
🌟 It was blonde but turned light brown!

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks 🙋

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Graphic novel of adaptations of some of Poe's poems and tales - good stuff

#graphicnovel #poe #horror

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The Killer Inside Me | Jim Thompson
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Graphic novel version. Coraline discovers Other parents through a door in her house, but there's something not quite right about them

#graphicnovel

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Enduring Love | Ian McEwan
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I still have so many questions about this book! I loved it, just the kind of dark crazy stuff I'm into

#poison

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Exactly how I feel about the spiders in my house!

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Graphic novel of Coraline

#graphicnovel

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The Man who Laughs | Victor Hugo
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Dollhouse Volume 1: Epitaphs | Joss Whedon, Andrew Chambliss
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Finshed off this comic series. Good follow on from the show which I loved

#13inThree @Samplergal
#comics #graphicnovel

Samplergal Excellent! 13mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Starting off #13inThree with this gem. Looking forward to the other books. Those of you who read the series which is your favourite?

@Samplergal

#scotland #highlanders

MKbookworm Hard to choose just one so Outlander, Voyager and Written in my Own Heart‘s Blood 13mo
Karkar Hearts Blood is my favorite too! 13mo
UglyOldBat @MKbookworm @karkar Ooh can't wait. Did you watch the show? 13mo
Karkar I watched the first season but then I had to end my Subscription 😫 13mo
lady-grinning-soul So hard to choose a favourite! Outlander then Voyager but I love them all 13mo
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Half-year's poems | James Henry
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New badge 🙌

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A clever look at beings existing in other dimensions

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