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always_need_more_books

Joined June 2017

Likes books, family and the sea
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Really clever idea, especially the way it was written. Told from the point of view of several characters, we learn how teenage girls develop the power to inflict terrible pain - even death, using electrical power from a skein of muscle across the shoulder blades.
Some scenes are shocking (excuse the pun!) but its an interesting take on what would happen if women had the upper hand all over the world.

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Really enjoying this - full of nostalgia for a child of the 1970s.

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Some of this bookxwas interesting, the beginning where Fisher describes how she came to be Princess Leia & the latter half of the book when she talks about the success of Star Wars & what it‘s like to still be known as Leia, 40 years later. The whole business about her affair with Harrison Ford is boring – she seems to take a long time to say not much at all. I liked her writing style overall though.

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I never give up on books but I'm tempted with this! I'm just not interested enough...
#readingonmylunchbreak

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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I'm so pleased I picked this up - I'd read a few negative reviews and it almost put me off. The Girls tells the story of 14 year old Evie. We hear how she gets involved in a cult and the events that lead up to a brutal killing. With similarities to the Charles Manson cult, this book is well written, helping us understand the appeal of the ranch on which they lived, despite the descriptions of filth and poverty. Highly recommended!

bookishrose I'm looking more and more forward to reading it 2y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Reading on my lunch break - I love this weather!
Almost finished this now...I'm so glad I read it as I was a little put off by some negative reviews. It's been well written and an interesting story too. I always like a book, that makes me do a bit of background reading, however gruesome! (in this case about Charles Manson)

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I'd heard many good things about this book, both on Instagram and in The Times book review section that I had to pick it up.
Told from the POV of Starr, a 16 year old girl who lives in a poor black neighbourhood who attends a good school in an affluent area.
She witnesses a fatal shooting one night of her unarmed friend by a white police officer.
This is a powerful and important book and some of the events that take place are shocking.

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Really looking forward to digging into this! Just need to finish, both my current reads, my bookclub book and I'm there!
I'm new to this...should I be adding # here?

Jst1MoreChapter You can add the # Clair 👌 2y
bookishrose I got it too this week and can't wait to start it 2y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Over two thirds through and really enjoying this. I like her writing and I'm happy I'm enjoying it as others have told me they weren't keen!
Just joined Litsy and am getting the hang of it I'm also over on Instagram x

MrBook 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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This is one of those books I didn't want to end - when I turned over the last page I was so disappointed! Told from multiple viewpoints and over different periods we follow the life of Claudette Wells, a reclusive film star, and her husband Daniel. We hear from all the people in their lives. Sometimes it was a little confusing about who I was hearing from and I wondered how the author had kept track of it all.

KateFulfordAuthor If you like Maggie‘s style, perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

Learn more via the link in the BIO
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This is one of the best thrillers I've ever read - I've read a couple of hyped thrillers recently but this one was clever and excited and shocking over and over again! Told cleverly from multiple viewpoints, the story starts when Ted meets a stranger called Lily in the airport bar. He confesses to his wife's infidelity and his desire to kill her, and Lily agrees to help him. So good, I'm excited to read other books by this author!

JenWindramReads Sounds interesting!! 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Welcome to Litsy!!! 😊❤️🙌📚🎉 2y
always_need_more_books Thank you @BooksTeasAndBookishThings ! Getting the hang of it! X 2y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings Good! If you ever have any questions, just ask. Littens are incredibly helpful and any one of them would be happy to answer your questions 😊 2y
always_need_more_books I love that you are called Littens! 💙 2y
MrBook Nice review and pic! Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay with us 😊👍🏻. We're the most positive, tight-knit, passionate bibliophile community you'll meet. Careful: this'll take over your life. 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
always_need_more_books Thanks @MrBook ! I'm not sure what I'm doing yet, but I have a feeling what with Instagram and Goodreads it'll take up a lot of my time! 2y
MrBook You'll get it figured out right quick 😉👍🏻. 🙌🏻 2y
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