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Andrew65

Joined January 2017

‘A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone‘ Tyrion Lannister
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Village Matters | Rebecca Shaw
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Moving onto book 3 in the Tales of Turnham Malpas Series, a lot goes on for such a small village 🤣 #SeriesReads2023 @TheSpineView

#20in4 #JumpStart2023 @clwojick @LizPixie @EadieB @Tove_Reads

EadieB Haven‘t finished book 2 yet! 3h
Andrew65 @EadieB They are quick reads. 2h
EadieB @Andrew65 I had to read some NetGalley books. 2h
Tove_Reads This is the one I didn‘t care too much about. I‘ll start book number 4 this week! 2h
TheSpineView Whizzing along! 💙📖📚📚📚 2h
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The Istanbul Puzzle | Laurence OBryan
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I love the Puzzle Series by laurence O‘Bryan but it doesn‘t seem that well known. #NationalPuzzleDay #JanuaryJazz

@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/o/laurence-obryan/

Eggs It‘s new to me and it looks good 👍🏼 14h
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Moving straight on to book 5 in the Captain Daniel Rawson Series, and the last book that has been written in the series. Will be sorry to have to say goodbye to Captain Daniel Rawson. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

#20in4 #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

TheSpineView Fantastic! I know you will keep it up.📚📚📚 7h
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Under Siege | Edward Marston
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Another very good book in this series centred around the events of the War of the Spanish Succession as seen through the eyes of Captain Daniel Rawson. A great character and a pacy read. A period of history and a war I knew nothing about and through research on the internet have found out a lot more about it. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

#20in4 #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

Clwojick Well done! 16h
TheSpineView Awesome!💙📖 7h
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Day 2 of #20in4 Readathon. No books finished but close to the end of Under Siege. Altogether 366 pages read in 5 hrs 51 mins, leaving me just off track to meet my goals.

Read 777/ 1600 Pages
Finished 2/5 Books
Read 12hrs 24 mins / 25 hours
Written 0/3 #NetGalley Reviews

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Moved onto my next audiobook, with book 10 in the Jack Daniels Series. Luther Kite is back 😬😱😫 Run for your life! #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

#20in4 #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

TheSpineView Running... 🤣 1d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Pleased to hear it 😂 18h
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Day 1 of the #20on4 Readathon, 2 books finished and 411 pages read.

411 / 1600 pages read

2/5 Books Finished

0/3 #NetGalley reviews written

6 hrs 33 mins / 25 hours Read

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Finished book 9 in the Jack Daniels Series. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

Jack no longer works for Chicago Police, and is bringing up her toddler daughter but is going through a life crisis. That is until a drug Lord she helped to bring down many years before escapes from jail and is bringing an army down on her. Enjoyable but not as good as others in the series.

30th book #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

Clwojick Great job! 2d
TheSpineView You are killing this series! Pun intented!🤣 2d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView There is plenty of killing 😂 Read 7 books from this series this month now. 2d
Andrew65 @Clwojick Thanks 😍 2d
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This book is in my physical library but have not got to it yet. In the book Nicole‘s 1990 New Year‘s Resolutions were to :

1 Start keeping a journal;

2. Lose half a stone;

3. Kiss Julian Symonds

I wasn‘t aware when I picked up the book but Amy Silver is the pseudonym for Rachel Hawkins! (The Girl on the Train)

#NewYearResolution #JanuaryJazz @Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Eggs It looks fun, by the festive cover! 2d
Andrew65 @Eggs Doesn‘t it just. Enjoyed the previous Amy Silver book I read. 18h
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Under Siege | Edward Marston
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Making progress in this historical fiction series by reading book 4 in the series, which covers the siege of Lille during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1708. I look forward to reading more about the adventures of Captain Daniel Rawson. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

#20in4 #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

Clwojick Well done! 2d
Andrew65 @Clwojick Thanks📚 2d
TheSpineView This series sounds good. Great job! 2d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Definitely enjoying it. 2d
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The Cook of the Halcyon | Andrea Camilleri
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I couldn‘t sleep last night so finished off my first book for #20in4
Another sadness as this almost takes me to the end of the series and this one was published posthumously following Camilleri‘s death. Usual great Fayre from this author, always great to spend time with Montalbano and his zany crew. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView Only one book to go in the series now.

#JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

TheSpineView Sorry you couldn't sleep. Still having trouble with heartburn? 3d
Clwojick Totally random, but if it is heartburn… have you tried spearmint gum? It‘s the only thing that helps me,I just chew on 2-3 pcs at once, and it normally calms after 15 mins or so. If this is an ongoing issue, I‘m sure you‘ve tried everything, but I figured I‘d suggest it in case you hadn‘t heard of this trick. I just found out about it a year ago, and it‘s been a life changer for me. 3d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView still issues but not as bad as it was. On this occasion my wife was up being sick every 20 minutes through the night, we think it might be her passing a gallstone. 3d
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Andrew65 @Clwojick You‘ve reminded me I used to do this but have stopped, thanks for posting it, 😍 (edited) 3d
TheSpineView @Andrew65 Poor thing! Hope she feels better! 3d
curiouserandcurioser @Andrew65 i hope your wife feels better💕 3d
CSeydel Oh that‘s so uncomfortable! Sending love - hope she feels better! 💜 3d
Andrew65 @curiouserandcurioser @CSeydel @TheSpineView Thanks 😍. Everything okay until the next time. Been about 8 months since the last one. 2d
CSeydel 🥰 2d
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This is the last book solely written by M C Beaton in the Hamish MacBeth Series. Another very good read, but tinged with sadness for me. As always the murder is almost incidental to what is happening in Hamish‘s life. In this one Blair loses the plot and puts them all at risk. Changes are ahead in Hamish‘s life. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

#JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @Lizpixie

TheSpineView Great job! 📚📚📚 3d
Clwojick Way to go! 🎉 3d
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Chocolate Cake for Breakfast | Danielle Hawkins
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Eggs Works for me 😋 3d
DinoMom @ShelleyBooksie I feel like this book is something you would like. 3d
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The Cook of the Halcyon | Andrea Camilleri
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Starting off #20in4 by reading one of the last books Andrea Camilleri wrote in the Montalbano series before he died. This is book 27 in the series. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

#JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

TheSpineView Great job! 4d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Thanks 😁 4d
Clwojick Gah! I already forgot about #20in4! 😅 Off to make my TBR. 4d
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Andrew65 @Clwojick 😂😂😂 4d
Clwojick I have NO IDEA where this week went. I swear it was JUST Monday. 😅 4d
Andrew65 @Clwojick I know what you mean 🤷‍♂️ 4d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This is my stack for the #20in4 Readathon over the next 4 days. I would like to finish 5 books over the 4 days, 2 audiobooks (Rum Runner and The Cook of the Halcyon) and at least 3 of the other physical books. A mixture of historical fiction, crime fiction and a village saga.

Goals

Read for 25 hours

Read 5 Books

Read 1600 Pages

Write 3 #NetGalley Reviews

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Moving onto book 33 in the Hamish MacBeth series. Needing to do this one as an audiobook as have not been able to get hold of a copy of the book, but the library had this as an audiobook. Sadly the last one written totally by M C Beaton before she died. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

#JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

Clwojick Is Bolinda your library‘s app? I haven‘t heard of it before. Just tried to Google it, but it was hard to tell if it‘s for everyone, or just specific areas. 4d
Andrew65 @Clwojick It looks like the company that is behind BorrowBox who some libraries in the U.K. use for E-books and audiobooks.

https://www.bolinda.com/about-us/origin-story/

I know many on your side of the Atlantic mention Hoopla but as far as I am aware that doesn‘t exist in the U.K.
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Clwojick Ahhh. We have a handful of different library ones. My library used to use Hoopla and Libby, but went to CloudLibrary a few years back. 4d
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TheSpineView Well done!📚📚📚 4d
Andrew65 @Clwojick A few libraries went with Cloud Library but those that I knew used it have changed or are changing providers. Most here seem to be using Libby or BorrowBox. 4d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Thanks, determined to get this series finished off. 4d
TheSpineView @Andrew65 I admire your dedication! 4d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Or stubbornness 😂 Easy with a good series. 4d
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Another really good book in this historical fiction series. I enjoy this series but it is not a series for the high brow historical fiction fan. These are fast paced reads within the historical context with a hero who can do little wrong, although he almost did in this one. Possibly a bit romanticised for the GB side of things and downplay the French. Also loves to rescue a damsel in distress. These are more of a romp style. But loving them.

Andrew65 This is my 19th book read for #SeriesLove2023 this month. @TheSpineView @Eggs These cover 10 different series, and currently have two other books on the go.

27th book read for #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

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TheSpineView Wow.. 19! Impressive!💙📖💙📘💙📚 4d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Now 20 🥳 4d
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TheSpineView @Andrew65 awesome 🥳🥳🥳 4d
CoverToCoverGirl Wonderful review! 4d
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The Secret Crown | Chris Kuzneski
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I love the Payne and Jones books by Chris Kuzneski. Great storylines involving the historical dimension, great characters and plotting with humour throughout between Payne and Jones. The #Secret Crown is book 6 in the series.

#JanuaryJazz @Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Eggs You are the Series King 📚👍🏼🤴 4d
Andrew65 @Egg I do have a few hundred series on the go or read 😂 4d
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Friday sees the start of the January #20in4 Readathon. All welcome to join.

The aim is across the 4 days to aim to read either for 20 hours or to read 20 chapters. Alternatively you can set your own targets for the Readathon. A very informal and relaxed Readathon where we all just aim to end the month on a reading high.

To join just post your targets and/or the books you are hoping to read from over the 4 days.

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Bookwormjillk Woo hoo! I‘m in. I‘ll post my goals tomorrow. 5d
TheBookHippie LOL 😵‍💫 where did JANUARY go?! 5d
Clwojick Sounds great! I‘ll be there! 🖤🙌🏻 5d
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie I know frightening, thought it was only 1 week since Friday 13th then realised it was two!!!! 😱 (edited) 5d
Clwojick @TheBookHippie I just said that to my husband an hour ago! 😅 5d
TheSpineView I'm in! 5d
Librariana Count me in! 😁😁😁 5d
CoffeeNBooks Yay! I'm in! 5d
IndoorDame Yay! Count me in! I have a few things I‘d love to finish up before the end of the month. 5d
Librarybelle Hooray! 5d
mariaku21 Going to try to get some reading in... Depends on my mood. Yay for mood readers 🤣 5d
slategreyskies Oh, I so needed a readathon! I‘ve been in a serious reading slump! Thanks for hosting again!! 🤗 5d
OriginalCyn620 I‘m in! 🤗 5d
Ruthiella Sounds good! 👍 5d
Eggs I‘m always IN! I will repost❤️ 5d
Andrew65 @Eggs Thanks 😍 5d
AmyG I shall try. Maybe I will read 20 chapters??? 😬 5d
Lizpixie I‘ll give it my best shot!🏌🏻 5d
julieclair I'm definitely in! 😃 5d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This week hasn't yielded the amount of reading time I'd hoped for. Maybe the weekend will reap more chapters. 5d
DieAReader You know it!😏📚🤓 5d
Tove_Reads Haha!!! I‘m off Friday to Monday, so definitely will focus on reading 🙃 5d
eanderson I‘m in! 4d
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Perfect timing! 4d
Andrew65 @Lizpixie You always do 🥰 4d
Yuki_Onna @Andrew65 Hey dear, the tagging didn't work again... Maybe there's some misspelling in my username in the tag list? 🤔
Can't participate in this #20in4 , sadly, as it's high season at the job. We get 'overrun' and we're severely short-staffed... 😫 I'm fully booked for tomorrow, Monday & half of Saturday... *hmpfff*
But I'd love to be tagged again in the readathons you host - it worked so well for some time, what's happened? 🤔
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Andrew65 @Yuki_Onna Do you get this message as it is copied directly from the list? It looks right. Very puzzled by this. I will delete you and trying adding again to see if it makes any difference.

Sending best wishes for your busy work days.
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Yuki_Onna @Andrew65 Yes, your message right now I received. Strange, isn't it? Very puzzling indeed. 🧐... Sorry for all that bother!
Thank you so much for your supportive wishes, they'll help!😊
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Andrew65 @Yuki_Onna It looks like an issue with Litsy, will post you separately next time and see if you get that tag. 4d
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I enjoyed book 2 so much that I have moved straight onto book 3 in this enjoyable series set during the War of the Spanish Succession in the early part of the 18th Century. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

#JumpStart2023 @Clwojick@LizPixie

TheSpineView I love series like that! 💙📖📚📚📚 5d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Nothing beats that feeling. 5d
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I‘m enjoying these books set in the War of the Spanish Succession set in the early part of the 18th Century. Plenty of action in this one, a battle, a spying mission, an escape from the Bastille and across France, and the maltreatment of a novice soldier that led to a surprise ending to the Battle 😱😢 Captain Rawson is a great character. #SeriesLoves2023 @TheSpineView

26th book finished for #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

TheSpineView Great job! I need to check out this series. 💙📖📚📚📚 5d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Quite a short series, only 5 books and they are quick reads. 5d
Ruthiella Sounds like fun. And only five books makes it approachable! 👍 5d
Andrew65 @Ruthiella They are quick reads too. Not high brow historical fiction, light and fun reads. (edited) 4d
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HMS #Surprise, the third book in the excellent Aubrey/Maturin Series by Patrick O‘Brian, and a picture of HMS Surprise docked at the Maritime Museum in San Diego.

#JanuaryJazz @Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Eggs Amazing 👏🏻⛵️ 💙 5d
Ruthiella This one is next for me in the series! 5d
Andrew65 @Ruthiella Hope you enjoy it. 4d
Andrew65 @Eggs Thanks 🥰 4d
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Winter Solstice | Rosamunde Pilcher
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1. Not a great fan of Winter, hate cold and snow. But enough of Mr Grumpy Pants. Favourite thing of Winter the sound of silence and the view after snow has fallen, and tucking up in the warm to read.

2. The tagged book, a great story set in the highlands of Scotland.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Perfect! Thanks for playing!💙❄️💙📖 6d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Th is 😍 6d
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Time for some historical fiction, with the next book in the Captain Rawson Series #SeriesLove2023 This covers the European war of the Spanish Succession in the early 18th Century. Captain Rawson was introduced in the last book and is a great character, both spy and soldier. @TheSpineView

#JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

TheSpineView Love a good historical fiction. Fantastic!📚📚📚 6d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView These are very enjoyable, like you I enjoy good historical fiction. 6d
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Death of a Ghost | M. C. Beaton
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Another excellent book in the Hamish MacBeth series, book no 32, these are always fun and enjoyable reads. Interesting developments in this book after the murders are solved. Should be good to see where this is taken next. Unfortunately the next one will be the last book in the series written by M C Beaton before her death. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

Book 25 for #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

Clwojick We‘ll done! 🎉🙌🏻 6d
Andrew65 @Clwojick Thanks 😍 (edited) 6d
TheSpineView Great job! Though I hate it when a good series comes to an end. 6d
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Andrew65 @TheSpineView Me too, sometimes drag my feet on some series for this reason. 6d
JohnLAndBenji Is this related to shakespeare‘s macbeth or is this different? 5d
Andrew65 @JohnLAndBenji No it‘s doesn‘t have any relation to Shakespeare 5d
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Keys of Kindness | Nicole J Mulholland
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Kindness is the ultimate compliment we can show anyone, a kind act or kind word can lift someone‘s mood and leave them feeling special. Who are you going to show the gift of kindness today? #ComplimentDay

#JanuaryJazz @Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Eggs To you: your interactions with others are always positive and authentic ❤️ @Andrew65 6d
Andrew65 @Eggs What a lovely thing to say, thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Coming from such a special person that means a lot. Hope you have a great day. 6d
Eggs @Andrew65 I do hope you have a lovely day as well 🌺 6d
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Cupcake12 💯 agree x 6d
Andrew65 @Eggs I‘ve had a great day, thanks ❤️ 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
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Final figures for my #JoyousJanuary Readathon.

✅10/10 Books Finished - 7 pages away from finishing 11 books (The Godmothers)

3500 / 3600 Pages Read

✅ 9/7 #SeriesLove2023 books finished @TheSpineView

Missed my pages count by 100 pages but still happy with an average of 388.9 pages per day. Surprised at one point that I even got that close.

Thanks everyone who played along, I hope you all had great fun and see you on Saturday 4th Feb. 😍🥳

Ann_Reads Yay, Andrew!!! 👏🥳👍 7d
TheSpineView Excellent work!💙📖📚📚📚 7d
Julsmarshall Amazing! 7d
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Monica5 Wow!👏📚❤️ 7d
Bluebird Nicely done! 🎉 7d
TheBookHippie 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7d
Andrew65 @Ann-Reads @TheSpineView @Julsmarshall @Monica5 @Bluebird @TheBookHippie Thanks, had a good rhythm to my reading during the Readathon 😍 6d
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#BacklistReadathon may be over but I‘m continuing with the Jack Daniels Series by J A Konrath, with book 9 in the series. Three books were finished during the Readathon and look forward to the next one. Thanks for hosting @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

#SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView #JumpStart2023 @LizPixie

DieAReader 🎉🎉Great job!! 7d
Clwojick Great job! 🎉Thanks for joining us! ❤️ 7d
Andrew65 @Clwojick @DieaReader Thanks ❤️, and it was great to join this Readathon - look forward to it next month and I‘ll be more prepared. 7d
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TheSpineView You did really good!🤩🤩🤩 7d
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Death of a Ghost | M. C. Beaton
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Making progress on the Hamish MacBeth Series, which I am now on book 32, and only 2 more written by M C Beaton before she died. Will be interested to read on to the two books written by R W Green in the series. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

#JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

Clwojick Good for you for sticking with such a long series. I find it takes a great author to keep one going for son long without it feeling repetitive or boring. So far the most I‘ve read in a single series Is 11 books. Hopefully that‘ll change this year, thanks to #SeriesLove2023. 😊 1w
Read-y_Picker I was looking at this series, as my library has them available in French and I figured they'd be a pretty easy read. I guess having read up to #32 you'd recommend? 1w
Andrew65 @Read-y_Picker They are fun cosy reads, with a laid back policeman in a remote part of the highlands of Scotland who has no luck with women. Always very enjoyable and grist to spend time with him. Quite short reads too. Always enjoyed them. Robert Carlyle actually played him in a tv series from early in his reads too. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111993/ 1w
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Andrew65 @Clwojick I‘ve read a few long series that I‘ve enjoyed. They can be a bit samey these ones, but usually space them months apart and isn‘t an issue, sometimes good to get back to favourites. 1w
TheSpineView Wow! Book 32! That's a lot of books for a series! I'm impressed that you have read that far. 7d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Just checked, taken me almost 10 years, I finished the first one on 29th July 2013 7d
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X: A Novel | Ilyasah Shabazz
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📖 Not many X books but loved the tagged book, a fictionalised version of Malcolm X‘s early life which his daughter was involved in writing.
✍️Diana Xarissa who writes cozies set on the Isle of Man with books starting with each letter of the alphabet.
🎥 The X Files : The Film
📺 Could choose X-Files again but going with Xena : Warrior Princess
🎤 Can only think if the Group XTC
🎶 Xanadu : Olivia Newton John RIP https://youtu.be/dKSB2O2Shts

CBee Thanks for playing, @Andrew65 ♥️♥️ 1w
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The Godmothers: A Novel | Camille Aubray
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But for the #SundayBuddyRead I would never have picked up this book, but so glad I did as this was an excellent read. I especially enjoyed the section covering the Second World War Years. Would really have liked to know what happened following the end of the main story and the death of the Godmothers. Thanks @TheBookHippie for your work on the read and for choosing the book. Recommended.

24th book for #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie It was a lovely find!!! 🖤 1w
Clwojick I‘ve seen so many great reviews on this one in the last few weeks, that it‘s quickly moving up my TBR list. ❤️ 1w
Andrew65 @Clwojick Definitely well worth a read. 1w
AmyG This was such a fun read. And The Godfather kept popping up on cable! 7d
Andrew65 @AmyG I really must watch or Read The Godfather. 7d
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As is often the case with setting up books of this kind, it took quite a while to introduce the characters and the world created, but the time put into that was very worthwhile. By the end of the book a great premise had been created to take forward in the rest of the trilogy. I look forward to getting to them. Excellent as an audiobook. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

23rd book finished for #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

TheSpineView So glad you enjoyed. We'll done! 7d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Thanks, now need to make time for book 2 😍 6d
TheSpineView @Andrew65 Soooo many books!!!! 6d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Yes 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ 6d
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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Loved this book and the group that was set up, to think what could be hidden by pies! #NationalPieDay

#JanuaryJazz @Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Eggs A classic!!👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 5d
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My #WeeklyForecast. Already started Hiding From The Light, the others will ll be new starts for me. Hoping to get a many of these started as possible. @Cinfhen

7/8 will be #SeriesReads2023 @TheSpineView

#JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

Hiding from The Light is my #BookSpin and #ChunksterRead2023 for January. @TheAromaOfBooks @EadieB @Tove_Reads

EadieB @Andrew65 Nice Weekly Forecast! 1w
TheSpineView They all look good. A nice selection! 1w
Tove_Reads You were right - the Clifton chronicles are addictive 1w
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads You will want to read one after another, but be prepared for tears at points. 1w
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Thanks 😁 1w
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks 😁 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 1w
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks Thanks 😁 1w
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The Firemaker | Peter May
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Love the Yan and Campbell Series by Peter May set in China where two cultures collide. Seems very appropriate for #ChineseNewYear and recommend this series. #JanuaryJazz

@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Eggs Perfect ❤️🧡❤️ 1w
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Stirred | Blake Crouch, J. A. Konrath
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My third book finished for #BackListReadathon, think I will be more prepared for it next month. This finishes a story started in the previous book. Much longer than others in the series and I think this led to it losing some of the pace, and also lost a lot of its humour with the two authors. That said though it was still a very good read, but not 5 star like the last one. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView #JoyousJanuary @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

Andrew65 Thanks to @Clwojick and @TheAromaOfBooks for hosting this unique Readathon and a great addition to the Litsy monthly diary of events.

22nd book finished for #JumpStart2023 @LizPixie
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm already thinking about February's #BackListReadathon as well!! I think this challenge may help me actually plow through some of these long-lingering series!!! 1w
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks Yes, me too. Possibly thinking about Daniel Silva‘s Gabriel Allon series. 1w
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Clwojick Great job! It worked really well for me too! I bounced back and forth between genres, but whenever I was in the mood for a thriller I‘d stick with my one author For February I think I‘ll go with a romance author, to play into #Loveathon, but I‘m not 100% on which author I‘ll choose. Probably Sawyer Bennett so I can knock off one of the bigger series I chose for #SeriesLove2023. 🎉 1w
TheSpineView You are killing this series! Awesome! 7d
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Loving this series, but there are plenty of them. 6d
Andrew65 @Clwojick Good thinking about #Loveathon 6d
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t read the first book and I felt to some extent this therefore meant it took a long time to get on top of the characters and what was happening in the story. As a result I didn‘t really enjoy the first half that much but got into the story more in the second half where it was more enjoyable. Although having said that I can‘t say that I ever fell in love with the characters, or found myself strongly rooting for them.

Andrew65 There just seemed something missing for me in this book in emotional attachment with the characters. This may have been impacted by the narrator and her style of reading the book, which in this case I felt limited my enjoyment of the book. I read a lot of the books of this style and overall I felt there are better books out there in this genre. 1w
Andrew65 For me it was an okay book but not really anything more I don‘t think I would read the first book following this. If you are planning to read the book I would personally say go straight to the book and avoid the audiobook but it might just be me.

Thanks to the author, publisher and Net Galley for providing a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Clwojick Great review! 1w
Andrew65 @Clwojick Thanks 😍 1w
julesG I agree with your review. I've read the first book, but I think you can read the second book as a standalone. Anyway, this book felt weird/off. I'm having a hard time to write a review. 1w
Andrew65 @julesG I did too, glad to see it wasn‘t just me. 1w
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Ice Station | Matthew Reilly
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You can‘t get much more #Freezing than Antarctica. Ice Station is the first book in the brilliant Scarecrow Series, and introduces a brilliant character in Shane Schofield. If you like high octane and fast action books I definitely recommend this series.

#JanuaryJazz @Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverofBooks

Eggs Perfect 🤩 1w
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Starting the first of the trilogies I am aiming to get to this year as part of #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView Doing this as an audiobook as I own the whole trilogy as audiobooks, also reading along with the library ebook.

#JoyousJanuary #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

TheSpineView Hope you enjoy. This was not a favorite series of mine. However lots of people loved. 1w
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Thanks 🤞 1w
julesG The audiobook is fantastic. 1w
Andrew65 @julesG About a quarter of the way in, still trying to work out the bigger plot but enjoying it so far. Works well on audio. 1w
Clwojick Great job, Andrew! 1w
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Hiding From the Light | Barbara Erskine
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Soubhiville I hope it‘s a nice creature! 1w
Andrew65 @Soubhiville I‘ve a feeling it very much isn‘t. 1w
ShelleyBooksie Oh - now that's a first line to get attention!! 1w
Andrew65 @ShelleyBooksie Isn‘t it just! 1w
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Finished my second book in the Welcome to Whitsborough Bay Series. Another good book but still think I preferred and and felt more for the characters in Book 1. Jessica Redland does write good books and I look forward to continuing the series. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

#JoyousJanuary #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

TheSpineView Fantastic! 💙📖📘 1w
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Thanks 😁 1w
Clwojick Great job! 1w
Andrew65 @Clwojick Thanks 😍 1w
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Stirred | Blake Crouch, J. A. Konrath
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Moving straight onto book 8 in the Jack Daniels Series, this time co-written by Konrath and Blake Crouch, bringing in a serial killer from one of Crouch‘s series. Interesting development! #SeriesLove2023 #BackListReadathon #JoyousJanuary #JumpStart2023

@TheSpineView @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @LizPixie

Clwojick Great job! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Good luck!! 1w
TheSpineView Fantastic! 1w
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This would be the last book I read which took place in a #bookshop, even better some of it was also set in a tea room. A really enjoyable book which is an ideal read incorporating the Christmas theme.

#JanuaryJazz @Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover 🤍💙 1w
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover for a cute book. 1w
Eggs Another great cosy cover 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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Think this was my most enjoyable book in this series so far, keeping me awake to finish it until 3 am. This one takes place across Jack‘s career and jumps back and forwards as she tries to track down a ruthless serial killer. In the current time frame she is held captive by the serial killer and he intends to end her life in the worst way possible. Can Herb, Phin and Harry come to her rescue?

2nd book finished for #BackListReadathon

TheSpineView Love when I get so wrapped up in a story and I figure I can always take a nap. Well done! 1w
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Yes, great when this happens. Thanks. 1w
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Clwojick Great job! Woo woo! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1w
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Starting my second book for #BacklistReadathon which I am basing on the Jack Daniels Series by J A Konrath. This is book 7 and I‘m really enjoying this series. Plenty of action, quite dark but also plenty of humour in the books.

#JoyousJanuary #JumpStart2023 #SeriesLove2023 @Clwojick @TheAromaOfBooks @LizPixie @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Well done! 📚 2w
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Thanks 😍 2w
Clwojick ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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Moving swiftly onto book 2 of the Welcome to Whitsborough Bay Series. I‘ve really enjoyed the books by Jessica Redland. #SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView

#JoyousJanuary #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick@Lizpixie

TheSpineView This is not an author I am familiar with. I need to see if the library has any of her books. 2w
Read4life @TheSpineView I discovered her through Audible & Kindle free listens/reads if you have access to either. I‘ve enjoyed all of her books. 2w
Andrew65 @Read4life @TheSpineView This is also how I got into the books, they are good ones as audiobooks. 2w
TheSpineView @Read4life Oh good, I have both! Thanks for that tidbit! 2w
TheSpineView @Andrew65 Good to know. I stacked this book so I won't forget. Thanks! 2w
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Thankful | Eileen Spinelli
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Wow! Where have the last 6 years gone. Thanks for posting this @HappyLitsyversary and thanks to all the wonderful Littens out there that make this such a special happy place. You know who you are, so many special friends I have had the pleasure of making over the last six years ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Also a big thank you to all those that take part in all the readathons and other challenges on Litsy. 🥳🍾🥂🎈👏🎊🙌🪅

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Litsyversary Andrew!! 🎊🎉🎈📚💙 2w
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks Misty and you are definitely one of those special friends 🥰 2w
IndoorDame Happy Litsyversary!!! 2w
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TrishB It‘s flown by 😁 2w
TheSpineView Happy Litsyversary! The years sure go by fast! 2w
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Liatrek Happy anniversary 🎉🎉🎉 I always look forward to your post and reviews 📚📚📚 You bring the best positive energy to Litsy🙂 2w
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The Popcorn Pirates | Alexander McCall Smith
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This is one book by Alexander McCall Smith I wasn‘t aware of.
#NationalPopCornDay #JanuaryJazz

@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 🍿 2w
willaful National popcorn day?! I can't wait to tell my kid to celebrate irresponsibly. 😂 2w
Andrew65 @willaful Sounds perfect! 2w
Eggs ❤️🍿🤍 1w
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Starting this ARC which I got from Net Galley as an audiobook. If you are on Net Galley and want to get hold of it, it is a Listen Now Book (at least in the U.K.).

#JoyousJanuary
#JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

julesG Snap! 2w
Clwojick Awesome! I just got approved for this one too (In Canada) 2w
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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#MLKDay #JanuaryJazz

59 long years and we are still waiting for Martin‘s Dream to come to fruition. The seminal speech of the 21st Century, but it feels at the moment as if this dream is moving further away than ever with so many right winged governments around the world. We must fight on!

This is the link for the speech which I often watch. https://youtu.be/smEqnnklfYs

@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

CBee YES 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
Andrew65 I was going to tag Dear Martin by Nic Stone, but notice @Eggs already tagged that today. If you haven‘t read Dear Martin I urge you to read that book. Also everyone should also read the tagged book which for me left me reeling on so many fronts. Both these books address why we need to fight racism in every form! (edited) 2w
Eggs Well done 👏🏻 2w
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