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Vikz

Vikz

Joined September 2016

I love books and blog about them @ vikzwrites.wordpress.com.
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Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett
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Full Disclosure | Camryn Garrett
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A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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#listeningto this via #scribe. Interesting listening

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My morning read/listen for #deweys24hourreadathon. How is your reading going.

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I should be moving on to another read. But, I am addicted to this series. #deweys24hourreadathon

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My first read/listen for #deweys24hourreadathon. Are you doing this #readathon? What are you reading?

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Blue Self-Portrait | Noemi Lefevre
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Arrived today #bookmail

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan

Anna tried to listen.... She'd never bee good at banter. It was like a skipping rope whose rhythm she couldn't master enough to jump in with confidence P. 67

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Mornings mail #bookmail

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Good morning all. Here is my #snowy #morning #reading #amreading

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Untitled | Unknown
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#snowy #reading I am loving this book

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Currently reading, thanks #NetGalley. So far so good

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Untitled | Unknown
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#bookmail reading 'die, my love' by Arianna Harwicz' my Republic of Consciousness prize read

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Even the Dogs: A Novel | Jon McGregor
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Library #bookhaul

Tamra I‘m quite curious about Hunters in the Snow! 2y
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To Serve Them All My Days | R. F. Delderfield
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Library #bookhaul p1

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Also #reading and enjoying

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Another book that I read during my absence and loved. I was given an #arc via #NetGalley and loved it that much that I had to buy a copy

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Silver Well | Kate Forsyth, Kim Wilkins
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Sorry for my absence. Blame stress, migraines and a cold from hell. However, I am back to reading and am really loving this book. Thanks to all those who followed while I was away.

Libby1 I hope you‘re feeling better. 🌼 2y
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Dogs at the Perimeter | Madeleine Thien
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#Currentlyreading #NetGalley this is a really autumnal read

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LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader | Marla Brettschneider, Susan Burgess, Christine Keating
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How Parliament Works | Robert Rogers, Rhodri Walters
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Reading this in preparation for the beginning of a new political year.

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4321 | Paul Auster
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Good writing, interesting character but way too long

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls | Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
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Evening read. Feeling like a light empowering read to close the day. This #library find

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4321 | Paul Auster
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Mehso-so

My third book read. I really wanted to like this book. I am really glad that it's on the #manbooker Longlist. I think that the stories held within it need to be told and retold. But I found it hard to engage with it. I found that it's central focus, the underground railroad was present enough to get in the way but not present enough to make it an interesting feature.

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Days Without End | Sebastian Barry
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Bailedbailed

I must admit that I feel really bad about dnf'ing this book. I love the fact that there is a gay relationship at the core of this book. I also really like that this relationship is treated so casually. The author just presents as a natural fact. But, I have been trying to read it for a week and keep finding excuses not to pick it up. But, really it is another cowboy movie written from the POV of a white guy. #manbooker

Rcoco I bailed on this one too. Started out great but then I got bored…and found a lot of the language unrealistic for who the characters supposedly were. Started this one right after o finished "news of the world" which was a gem! 2y
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Days Without End | Sebastian Barry
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On about page 41. So far, It's really good. The characters are well drawn and believable. The language is structured in so that you get a strong sense of character while still being readable

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Autumn | Ali Smith
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My first Booker read. The shear mass of ideas; together with its non-linear form and shortness, made it feel very busy and overwhelming. At times, I felt lost, and disengaged, from the story and characters. Not a bad read, but not a satisfying one either. I can see why it‘s on the Booker list and I fear that it will be on the short list. However, I will feel really disappointed if it wins.

Lindy I'm cheering for this one to at least make the short list, if not win. I really loved it. 2y
charl08 Oh no! I loved this one. Perfectly captured the weirdness of post-referendum England for me. 2y
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Days Without End | Sebastian Barry
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2nd #manbooker read

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4321 | Paul Auster
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2nd #manbooker read. (I am trying to read the list) Not really looking forward to getting into this chunkster though

andrew61 Ill be interested to see your views as i generally have liked all the austers I've read. 2y
ReadingEnvy I don't have this one in hand yet but have it on hold! I'm trying to dip into the list too, I'm still working on 2y
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A Field Guide to Reality | Joanna Kavenna
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I was right. Last week was as stressful as the week before and ended with a heavy cold. No reading done. I watched a lot of West Wing though. This week is calmer if slightly snuffley. This book is making me feel better

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Bluets | Maggie Nelson
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I am really on a Maggie Nelson kick at the moment. This, like Argonauts, really made me rethink the way that I saw writing, reading and the way you can contextualise creative, memoir, writing

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Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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This book really made me think about how read and write. It made me see how I could stretch and collapse the boundaries between; memoir, and academic writing.

ReadingEnvy She used an amazing citation method! 2y
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Both Flesh and Not: Essays | David Foster Wallace
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#library part 2

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A Field Guide to Reality | Joanna Kavenna
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Sorry for the silence. Last week was hectic. This week isn't going to be much better. But, I had a really nice day in Ludlow last week and of course I had to go into castle books. Of course I had to buy books. So, here's the book haul

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Taking Sides | Kathleen Knowles
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#prideweekend read. #NetGalley #arc what are you reading this weekend?

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Weekend read. Hooray it's finally cooled down enough to get some reading done. This week's weather has been hot and distracting

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A smallish #librarybookhaul. I didn't mean to go in the library today. But, I couldn't seem to go past the door without entering. Yes, it's true, I have a library addiction

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Politically topical. Topically currently. Extremely engaging. A brilliantly written collection. Not one dud amongst them

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Panpan

Really well written. Politically topical. But, at the same time, uninspired and lacklustre.

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#bookmail arrived this morning

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If You Go Away | Adele Parks
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The Red Parts: A Memoir | Maggie Nelson
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HHhH | Laurent Binet
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