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Joined January 2017

‘A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone‘ Tyrion Lannister
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After the Fire | Jane Casey
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Finally, finally got to start After the Fire, book 6 in the Maeve Kerrigan Series.

@EadieB and @Tove_Reads Reading book 6 at the moment and hope to get to book 7, Let The Dead Speak, next week.

Apologies for being absent from Litsy a lot of the last week or 2 - life has consumed me (personally and professionally) over that time but hoping to bounce back

Tove_Reads Another good one! 24h
Andrew65 Enjoying it so far. @Tove_Reads (edited) 22h
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Overture To Death | Ngaio Marsh
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Starting listening to Overture to Death, which I am reading as part of my century of books Challenge. #1939

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The Third Twin | Ken Follett
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Not sure why this has got such a low rating on Goodreads, as this was another very enjoyable thriller written by Ken Follett. Yes I do love his historical fiction more but he still writes a very good thriller. I recommend this along with all his other thrillers. Some great characters, and a very interesting plot in this one.

EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Looking forward to reading this soon. Nice review! 6d
Freespirit I love his books💕 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks 👍 6d
Crazeedi I've not read this one either 6d
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The Amber Spyglass | Philip Pullman
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Finished the third book in Phillip Pullman His Dark Materials Trilogy. The best of the lot by far, and very emotional towards the end of the book. Really enjoyed this whole series, but this book definitely ended it on a high. I do recommend these books to others. Now I need to get to The Book of Dust Series for some more Lyra!

batsy I cried like a baby at the end of this one! 1w
Andrew65 @batsy Yes! 😭😭😭 6d
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The Third Twin | Ken Follett
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Started listening to the next book in the Ken Follett Buddy Read I am doing along with @EadieB and @Tove_Reads
This will be my commute book this week.

Tove_Reads Can‘t wait what we‘ll think of this one since it seems to be the least liked of his book. Well, Whiteout wasn‘t a smash hit on GR either. 1w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads And I liked Whiteout so 🤞 1w
Tove_Reads I think it has to do with the books not being historical fiction. 1w
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads They are very different from his historical fiction books, but then I love thrillers too. 1w
Nute So strange to find out that he wrote so many other books! 1w
Tove_Reads Enjoying it so far! 1w
Andrew65 @Nute This surprised me too. 1w
Tove_Reads I‘m liking it a lot! 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 Getting ready to start this one! I see you are enjoying it! How have you been feeling lately? 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Back at doctors tomorrow to get latest blood test results, hopefully it will show the liver readings continuing to improve! 🤞 Still having acid issues and periods of pain but not as bad as it used to be so hopefully body improving itself. Lost at least one stone and most probably a lot more due to the changes to my diet. It was a good book, I finished it today. @Tove_Reads 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 Glad to hear that the pain is not as bad and may be improving. Hopefully the blood test will agree with the fact that your body is improving. Losing 20 lbs is a good thing. Glad you hear you enjoyed the book. Babysat today and I am going to bed as soon as I finish my dinner as I am exhausted so will not get much reading done tonight. 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB Baby sitting is so exhausting! Enjoy the book. 6d
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Like with a lot of new series this took me a little while to get into but once I did this was a really enjoyable book, and definitely provided a glimpse into another world. I look forward to returning to Venice, and getting a further glimpse into Brunetti‘s world! A very satisfying end to the book with a bit of a twist. On to book 2.

kspenmoll I love this series! 1w
rwmg It's on my wishlist 1w
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Wolf: Jack Caffery | Mo Hayder
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Finally finished Wolf, not because I didn‘t enjoy it, but just fitting it in around other commitments. Another very interesting book in this series, and yet again the series seems to have taken another turn. It‘s like there have been about three different series during the progression of the first 7 books in this series. This was a quite unique detective book, not following the usual format - however it most definitely worked. Thoroughly recommend

EadieB I liked this one too! 1w
gradcat Another Mo Hayden! I guess I need to read this author, because you & @EadieB seem to read a lot of these books! 1w
EadieB @gradcat it‘s a series so start with 1w
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Andrew65 @gradcat I‘ve also enjoyed her standalone. @eadieb 1w
Tove_Reads My fave in the series. Different. Strange series in the context of a series. 1w
gradcat Thanks for the recommendations, you guys @EadieB & @Andrew65 ... I‘m going to try to get to tagged before the year is out. 6d
Andrew65 @gradcat Overqll enjoyed this series, one or two of them are very gritty. An intesting theme running through them. Hoping there may be more written. 6d
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Possibly my second favourite in the series. 6d
gradcat Omigod...I‘m REALLY falling behind in my Litsy readings & responses. How are you feeling—any better? 3d
Andrew65 @gradcat Been a really bad week at work and will be ongoing issues. Told this week I had Fatty Liver Disease but big reduction in cholesterol. So now need to go on a low fat and low carbohydrate diet and hopefully help liver to recover or diabetes or other issues ahead. Also acid problems and pain still ongoing. @eadieb 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 Exercise when you can too will help. Audiobook time! I know work does get in the way. You can lick this problem by setting your mind to do it and determination. I have faith in you! Good luck! 2d
Andrew65 @EadieB Dead right Eadie, you know me well - when I set my mind to achieve something I usually exceed on it. And yes I do need to do more exercise, especially during term time. At least know what dealing with in the main. Thanks 😊👍 (edited) 2d
EadieB @Andrew65 You're welcome! Don't let it get you down. Stare it in the face and say, “I Can Do It!“ 2d
gradcat @Andrew65 I‘m just so sorry you‘re still feeling bad, plus have to restrict your diet. It can‘t be fun, and I know I absolutely HATE to exercise, but if that‘ll fix it, here‘s hoping you can find the time to do it. ♥️ 21h
Andrew65 @gradcat Thanks 🥰 Seems to be one of those phases in life where trying to plod uphill through molasses! I‘m the same about exercise! (edited) 21h
gradcat @Andrew65 Sorry for you, but I really, REALLY hope you get to feeling better! ♥️ 11h
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The Amber Spyglass | Philip Pullman
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Started the final part of Philip Pullman‘s His Dark Materials Trilogy. Hoping to get some answers!

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With my health issues over September and a very intensive month at school, really surprised that I had read more books and pages than in the same month last year.

Strongly strongly recommend these three books, but only read the Chris Carter book / series if you like gritty murder books.

Tove_Reads Oh no, hope you‘re doing better now! Totally missed that (very busy right now). Will I like C.C.? 1w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads if you like gritty crime fiction you will love his books, I really love them and the characters and the pacy plot, plus the psychological aspect. One of my favourite is detective series. 1w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Unfortunately doctors having trouble sorting out acid issues. Certainly got gastritis, and thought I had gall stones. Also issue with liver at moment which might be causing my pains. Living on grilled chicken and salad. As a result lost a lot of weight, but needed to lose some. 1w
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TheBookHippie Hope you‘re feeling better!!! 6d
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Thanks, ongoing health problems that have been ongoing since mid July. Back at doctors tomorrow for results of yet another blood test. Hoping it will show the liver readings continuing to improve from abnormal reading. Know not got ulcer or stomach cancer, no gall stones, although doctor thinks have passed one. Only diagnosis so far is gastritis, and still issues with acid. 🤞 6d
TheBookHippie Ugh!!!!!! So frustrating!!! Sending healing vibes!!! 6d
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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Started listening to this book on my commute today, wanted to read the second book in this series for a long time. Already hooked!

#LitsyAtoZ

Ruthiella I listened to this on audio too- Dan Stevens - he did a fantastic job! 2w
Andrew65 @Ruthiella Yes it is the same narrator, and he is doing an excellent job. One of the best audiobooks I have listened to in a while. 2w
Tove_Reads Sadly, I was a bit disappointed 1w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Started well but fell off a bit in the second half. Finished it today. Certainly not up to the first book! 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Final time for this month for #24B4Monday Readathon 18 hrs 25 mins. Very much down on previous months, but did finish 4 books.
Health issues getting in the way!

TheReadingMermaid Sweetie I think you did a stellar job all things considered! Much love to you and I hope that the doctors can help you. ❤️😘❤️ 2w
Crazeedi You did great! Now I know you are human like the rest of us! LOL!😉💞 2w
Eggbeater You did great! 🎉👏👏👏 I hope you feel better! 💜 I love Poo! 2w
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AnansiGirl You did a fabulous job! Fingers,toes and eyes crossed that the doctors can find out what‘s going on. 🤞🏼 2w
Andrew65 Thanks @TheReadingMermaid @Crazeedi @Eggbeater @AnansiGirl Yes, unfortunately at the moment all too human! Not helped by work issues! 2w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 hope you have a better week and start to feel better 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Thanks, thankfully in better place now than at the weekend, but wouldn‘t be hard (for a variety of reasons). 😂 2w
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Starting book 19 in the excellent Ben Hope Series. Should be interesting with the reintroduction of one of the key characters from earlier in the series.

Currently on 14 hrs 13 mins in the #24B4Monday Readathon

Tove_Reads Don‘t tell me anything! 2w
TheReadingMermaid Awesome time 👍 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I wasn‘t planning too. 😂 2w
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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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End of Day 2 of #24B4Monday

Read 8 hrs 12 Mins on Saturday, bringing me to a total of 12 hrs 35 mins

Finished 2 books : Winnie the Pooh and The Gallows Curse

TheReadingMermaid You are over halfway with a whole nother day ahead of you sir! You got this!!!! 2w
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Taken a concerted effort since 2 pm! 👍 2w
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Discussion of Chapters 11 - 14

Question 5 of 5

JacqMac I think we might end up with some happy endings. Thanks to Vonni. (edited) 2w
EadieB I agree that there is still time in the book for some new directions on these relationships. 2w
CarolynM I hope David only goes back to his parents to show he loves them, not to do what they want. But I always have a very negative reaction about parents who want to make decisions for their adult offspring. 2w
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Andrew65 Worry most about Thomas at this point. 2w
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Discussion of Chapters 11 - 14

Question 4 of 5

JacqMac I think it frustrated her to see them making what she believed were mistakes. I think she has regrets about her own mistakes and she wants them to fix their relationships while they still can. 2w
EadieB I agree with JacqMac that she is losing patience with their problems and she wants to help them fix their mistakes before it is too late. 2w
CarolynM What @JacqMac said. Also maybe a bit of frustration at feeling they weren't taking her earlier suggestions seriously. 2w
cobwebmoth I agree. 2w
Andrew65 Totally agree too @JacqMac 2w
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Discussion of Chapters 11 - 14

Question 3 of 5

JacqMac Vonnie‘s story is fascinating enough to be a book of it‘s own. I find it interesting that the town accepted her in the end. 2w
EadieB I agree that Vonnie's story could be its own book. Her husband Stefan was not very nice to her. I like how all the people on the island protect Vonni's story. 2w
CarolynM I agree with @JacqMac @EadieB - this could have been a whole book. Actually, I think all the stories could have been. I have felt through the other Binchy books I've read with you that she is great at coming up with ideas but doesn't seem to want to do the work to flesh them out into fully realised characters and stories so she throws them all into a mash up. The result is books that are entertaining but, for me at least, not very satisfying. 2w
cobwebmoth She's an interesting character. It was nice to finally learn her story, but I found it very sad. 2w
Andrew65 I agree @cobwebmoth A very sad story and annoying at the same time. This could easily have been a series of books, with this as the final one. Maeve does sometimes leave you a bit unsatisfied. @CarolynM @JacqMac @EadieB 2w
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Discussion of Chapters 11 - 14

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JacqMac It‘s weird. I think she thinks she loves him, but I don‘t think she really does. I also think he‘s just telling her what he thinks she wants to hear. 2w
EadieB I agree with @JacqMac that Dieter and Elsa's relationship is a dead end as it doesn't seem like real love to me either. (edited) 2w
CarolynM I don't think there's really enough information to make a judgement. I'd like to know how the arrangement started and what each of them was thinking then. If she does go back I don't think it's likely to last very long. (edited) 2w
cobwebmoth It doesn't strike me as a very healthy relationship. I think that she would be happier in the future without him. 2w
Andrew65 Think I agree with @JacqMac and @EadieB. I don‘t think deep down even she thinks she loves him, or that he loves her - more the thought of her. 2w
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Discussion of Chapters 11 - 14

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JacqMac I don‘t think so. Shane is so selfish. 2w
EadieB No I don't think selfish Shane was ever really interested in Fiona. 2w
CarolynM Not in a million years. He was only interested in what Fiona would do for him, he wouldn't have crossed the street for her, let alone travel back to the island. 2w
cobwebmoth No. He only cared about himself. 2w
Andrew65 Was never going to go back for her. 2w
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I will shortly post the discussion questions for Chapters 11 - 14

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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne

Time for something to get me going, and a time for going down memory lane. So going to read Winnie the Pooh.
#24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid ❤️❤️❤️ this so much 2w
Tove_Reads I think I‘ll be able to join in on this in December. No plans for the last weekend in December, so I‘ll just read, read and read! 2w
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The Gallows Curse | Karen Maitland
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This book just didn‘t work for me but may be more the audiobook narration rather than the story. The story seemed ok but one of the main voices was so annoying that I should have transferred to the physical book. Certainly don‘t recommend the audiobook, but don‘t let my view on it put you off, possibly it just wasn‘t for me. Generally it seems to have a lot of positive recommendations.
Currently at 5.51 in #24B4Monday.

Tove_Reads So-so, 2 or 3 stars? Yup, sadly narration can sometimes put you off a book. The cover looks weird, but the text on the cover looks good. 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I would only give it 2.5 but sure would have enjoyed it more as a book. 2w
Melissa_J I enjoyed this one, but read rather than listened to it. I do remember preferring Company of Liars though. 2w
TheReadingMermaid You're still doing great on time my friend 2w
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The Gallows Curse | Karen Maitland
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Not the best first day of the #24B4Monday Readathon. Just about managed to get up to 4 hrs 23 mins.

TheReadingMermaid All things considered I think you did a great start honey. I hope you are feeling a little better. ❤️ 2w
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Unfortunately still having continuing issues, two scans and still not got to the bottom of it! 2w
TheReadingMermaid Oh my goodness! I am so sorry sweetheart. If you need anything from me you know where I am. All you ever need to do is ask my friend 😘🤗😘 2w
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Rissreads Any reading is better than no reading! 2w
Andrew65 @Rissreads That is true, especially on a work day, thanks 😊 2w
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Thanks, means a lot. 😘😘😘😘 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My #24B4Monday reading stack. Already part way through 4 of these.

TheReadingMermaid I'm excited! 3w
Tove_Reads Let me know if the last two from the bottom right are good! 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Will do 😊 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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The September #24B4Monday Readathon is rapidly approaching, with under 24 hours to go! Will you be taking part? What books are you planning to read? Do share your reading stacks. What goals are you setting yourself?

Would be great to have you join us, especially those newbies who haven‘t played along previously or are new to Litsy (#welcome). You are going to read this weekend so why not join the party. 🥳🥳🥳

rwmg Big social weekend coming up so not much reading time 😥 3w
Andrew65 @rwmg There‘s always next month. 😊 3w
rwmg @Andrew65 exactly 3w
janeycanuck My SO is away for the weekend and I have not gotten enough read this month so count me in! 3w
Andrew65 @janeycanuck Great, brilliant to have you with us. 😊 3w
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Discussion of Chapters 7 - 10

Question 4 of 4

EadieB I like David a lot. I think his patience has caused him to be more successful then Vonni. 3w
JacqMac Yep @EadieB Some people are just calming to others. And I wish he‘d come teach my kids to drive. It‘s nerve wracking! lol 3w
cobwebmoth I agree, David is more patient. He seems like a really caring person. 3w
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Discussion of Chapters 7 - 10

Question 3 of 4

EadieB I think the group is having a lot of personal problems and they have chosen to disclose these problems to one another and this has caused them to become closer with each other. 3w
JacqMac I think tragedy brings people together quickly. They went through something together. It made a bond. 3w
Tove_Reads Sometimes these bonds just happen. Might be a short term thing, because they found the people they needed right now. 3w
cobwebmoth @JacqMac I agree. 3w
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Discussion of Chapters 7 - 10

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EadieB I don't think Thomas should have moved away from this situation. He is still Bill's father and needs to be involved in Bill's life. 3w
JacqMac I agree with @EadieB His son wants him and needs him. All he‘s doing is making the poor kid feel rejected. He should be on the next flight home. 3w
Tove_Reads I guess he‘s confused himself and thinks that people would feel differently about him now. Bill still needs his father. 3w
cobwebmoth I think he's being selfish. He feels left out, but he's just making things worse by running away from the situation. He should be there for his son. 3w
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Discussion of Chapters 7 - 10

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EadieB I don't think she should have slept with Dieter if she was going to end it with him. I think Dieter should have told her about his child by another woman when he planned to have a relationship with him. I think Elsa is afraid to trust him at this point. 3w
JacqMac No. What a messed up relationship. There is no honesty and trust. She should have just walked away. 3w
Tove_Reads Such a typical relationship in a Binchy book 😂 answer: no. 3w
cobwebmoth I don't understand why she felt the need to sleep with him one last time. I agree that she should have walked away. 3w
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I will shortly post the questions for Chapters 7 - 10 of the tagged book.

cobwebmoth I'm still trying to catch up. 3w
Andrew65 @cobwebmoth Will come and discuss the book with you whenever you finish the sections. 😊👍 3w
cobwebmoth Thanks! 3w
CarolynM I've fallen behind. I'll try to catch up later today🙂 3w
Andrew65 @CarolynM Good luck. 😊 3w
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The Woods | Harlan Coben
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Love this book, but the cover not so much!

#BoringCovers #UglyCovers #PuttingYouOffCovers

Day 2 of #BoringUglyCovers

riversong153 Agree! Good book but the cover didn‘t do it justice. I find that to be a problem with the genre. 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Definitely boring for such a good author too! You would think he might have noticed how boring it was! 3w
Librarybelle Definitely not the greatest Coben cover! 3w
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gradcat Totally agree! I‘ve read all of his books (although I think he‘s not a good writer, he comes up with outstanding plots—I read them because I LOVE a great plot), it seems like several of his books have uninteresting or even boring covers. 3w
Crazeedi I have only read one of his books, so I cant make a judgment, I just never picked up another one 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi He is one of my favourite authors. 2w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 interesting to know Andrew! I may have to check out another 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Love his standalones, but my favourites would be his Myron Bolitar Series, makes me laugh out loud. 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi See my old post. Andrew65's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/NW1VZEFoZjMz 2w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 thanks for recs Andrew! 2w
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Discussion of Chapter 1 - 6

Question 4 of 4

EadieB Thomas got a divorce from his wife, Shirley. Shirley met Andy and Thomas decided to leave and let Shirley and Andy raise his son, Bill. Elsa had a relationship with Herr Dieter, her boss in Germany. Dieter never told her about his son he had with Monika, so Elsa wants nothing to do with Dieter as he reminds her of how sad she was when her father left her. Elsa in turn tries to console Fiona in regards to Shane not be happy about her baby. (edited) 3w
JacqMac There is so much! I love their relationships with each other. I don‘t want to say too much because I‘ve read ahead. I didn‘t mean to, it just happened. Lol 3w
EadieB Andreas has a son who left his restaurant 9 years ago and never came back from Chicago. David and Thomas have taken an interest in Elsa and are trying to help her with her problem. The theme seems to be about children and parents separating and missing the ones who have left. 3w
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Andrew65 @JacqMac Easy to do with this book because it just flows. (edited) 3w
Andrew65 Complex characters, with some complex issues! Like (apart from Shane) how they are interacting and supporting each other. Elsa is an interesting one and still waiting to learn more. @JacqMac @EadieB 3w
cobwebmoth There is a lot going on with these characters! I'm enjoying going back and forth between them, and I look forward to seeing how they continue to interact. 3w
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Discussion of Chapter 1 - 6

Question 3 of 4

EadieB I think Vonni has run away from Ireland and started a new life as she feels she has made a mess of her old life. 3w
JacqMac I don‘t know. But I‘m looking forward to hearing what happened. 3w
CarolynM I'm sure she will have a story to tell. 3w
Andrew65 Sounds as if she has run away from something, can‘t wait to see her story unfold. @EadieB @JacqMac @CarolynM 3w
cobwebmoth I'm very curious to learn about her background. 3w
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Discussion of Chapter 1 - 6

Question 2 of 4

EadieB I think Fiona is thinking that Shane will one day be happy about the baby. I would tell her that his first reaction shows that he blames her and she should move on as people don't change that quickly. 3w
JacqMac She thinks he will make her happy. I‘d tell her when someone shows you who they are believe them. 3w
CarolynM Who knows? This seems to a bit of a recurring theme in Maeve Binchy novels - the nice girl who is in love with a no-good man. I think I'm too old to be sympathetic to that situation. 3w
Andrew65 What is she doing! Ditch him and ditch him quickly before this becomes a totally abusive relationship! He came across as a horrible, horrible man. She deserves better and should respect herself. @CarolynM @EadieB @JacqMac (edited) 3w
cobwebmoth I don't understand why she was with him. I think sometimes people think they don't deserve better treatment? 3w
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Discussion of Chapter 1 - 6

Question 1 of 4

EadieB I thought that Shane would be very angry and ask Fiona why she didn't take precautions. 3w
JacqMac @EadieB Same. I expected him to ask her to terminate her pregnancy. 3w
CarolynM I think I expected pretty much the reaction she got. 3w
Andrew65 @CarolynM Me too, this was never going to work out well! @EadieB @JacqMac A horrible man and even before this I was as,I got why Fiona was with him. 3w
cobwebmoth I agree, I thought he would be angry. I didn't understand all of the excuses Fiona made for him. 3w
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Gone | Michael Grant
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#BoringCovers #UglyCovers #PuttingYouOffCovers

Day 1 of #BoringUglyCovers

This one certainly hits the boring criteria!

Hooked_on_books Additionally, it‘s not a great book! So, an appropriately boring cover? 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Very boring for sure! 3w
Andrew65 @Hooked_on_books 😂 So book and cover say it all! One to avoid! 3w
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime haha really?! i loved this book & the whole series, the story definitely not boring 3w
Andrew65 Jus goes to show how we all respond differently to books. 3w
gradcat Looks really stupid, if you ask me...those people look like mannequins! 😂 3w
Crazeedi Agree! I've been gone since Monday so I'm our of the litsy loop, trying to catch up! @Andrew65 @gradcat @EadieB 2w
EadieB @Crazeedi Hope you had a great time with your sister! 2w
Crazeedi @EadieB we had a wonderful time, went to son in laws cabin near Huntington and visited belleville! 2w
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This is the schedule for the discussion of the Buddy Read of Night of Rain and Stars, which starts today. #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead #NightofRainAndStars

EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! A few days of switching between Kate Ellis and Maeve Binchy. 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 Oh my! Three books! I have The Seven Husbands on audio too but I've only listened to 1/2 hour and it's 12 hrs. long. 4w
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Crazeedi @EadieB @Andrew65 Evelyn is a great book 4w
CarolynM Oh goodness! I've got so many books I'm supposed to be reading right now, but you've said this one is your favourite so I do want to read it. I'll try to keep up!🙂 4w
Tove_Reads Already reading six books at the moment, so what‘s two more buddy reads 😅 I‘m going to a crime novel festival tomorrow, so been busy reading the books they‘ll talk about there. (edited) 4w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Halfway through it and definitely enjoying it. 3w
Andrew65 @CarolynM Similar to me with books on the go! Hope you enjoy it. 3w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads 😂 Have fun. 😊 3w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 👍🏽 my choir performed tonight and I‘m on the way back home. Will start with this one tomorrow (to be fair tomorrow starts in 15 min). 3w
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If you live in the U.K. this is too good an offer to turn down. The American Assassin, a book in the brilliant Mitch Rapp Series by the late Vince Flynn is available free! Whilst this is one of the latest books he published in the series, chronologically it is the earliest book in the series & would be a great introduction. This is one of my favourite all-time series. If you live outside the U.K. would be worth seeing if it is free.

EadieB @Andrew65 I have 8 of these books and do own the tagged one. I'm missing 5 from the series. (edited) 4w
Andrew65 @EadieB It is a fantastic series, I have read the first 12. 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 Wow! I knew you were reading them but didn't know that you finished that many! 4w
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Andrew65 @EadieB Been reading them for years, read the tagged book as first in series in October 2015. Only got one left written by Vince before going on to the person who took the series on when he died, Kyle Mills. So addictive, and hard to put down. (edited) 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 I'll have to check them out! 4w
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes, I‘m sure you‘ll love them! 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 Great! I will have to get them out and put them in the TBR pile. 4w
Crazeedi I've never read, but heard great things about! 4w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Definitely worth Reading. 4w
Cinfhen I actually own this book but it‘s been on loan to my brother for a very long time 🙄 (edited) 4w
TrishB Will have a look later 👍🏻 4w
Ms_T Cheers! 3w
gradcat I‘m going to check on this...my mother loved his books, but for some reason I never read any of them. With recommendations like these, it behooves me to give Rapp a try, I think. Thanks for the tip! 3w
Andrew65 @gradcat Will be interested to see what you think. 3w
gradcat @Andrew65 It seems I never have enough time...I‘m already way behind for this month. Have you finished the ultrasound? Do you know anything yet? 3w
Andrew65 @gradcat I‘m way behind this month. 3w
gradcat @Andrew65 Good—I don‘t feel so bad—although you have a good excuse! 😁 3w
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Here‘s the schedule for the Group Read of The Funeral Boat, the fourth book in the Wesley Peterson Series by Kate Ellis. This group Read is taking place on Librarything and all are welcome to join. This is a good murder mystery series, that always has a strong historical / archaeological series. Wesley Peterson is a great character.

EadieB @andrew65 Thanks! 4w
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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This one took me a little while to get into, but once I did get into it, it really was an excellent read. The adults in this one behaved totally disgracefully, talk about guilty until proven innocent, & their victim was a 5 year old! As a head Teacher/Principal their behaviour absolutely horrified me. However it certainly left you wanting to read on! A few little twists to the end. This one and What Alice Forgot are my favourites by this author.

Megabooks Totally agree! I was reminded of Amabella and these parents‘ horrible behavior when I read 4w
Ruthiella I really want to try What Alice Forgot. I‘ve also read The Husband‘s Secret and found it just OK. 4w
Andrew65 @Ruthiella Totally agree about The Husband‘s Secret, and disappointed in 4w
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Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore
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#7Days7Covers. Day 7 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 7 cover.

flying_monkeys This was my pick for today too 🤓 (edited) 4w
Sarah83 Will start my week on the weekend 😍🤩 4w
EadieB Beautiful cover! 4w
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Centique Oh my! 😍 4w
Andrew65 @flying_monkeys How strange, what a coincidence. You must have great taste. 😂😂😂 4w
Andrew65 @Sarah83 Look forward to seeing your books! 4w
Sarah83 Still need to this about which ones I choose 💓 4w
Andrew65 @Sarah83 Difficult to limit it to 7! 4w
Sarah83 Definitely. So many gorgeous books are sitting on our shelves 😍 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗💗 4w
gradcat @Andrew65 Wow! You and @flying_monkeys — this is a truly gorgeous cover! ♥️♥️♥️ 4w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 just a perfect cover, you know I'm all about the flowers too! Excellent! 4w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Can‘t beat flowers. 4w
Nute Lovely! It has a 3D effect. I want to reach out to touch and then smell! 4w
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Been one of those non-stop work days, working from getting out of bed until I got back into bed at midnight (my appraisal review tomorrow) but did manage to get some audiobook time in during the commute. Started this Liane Moriarty book, which wanted to read for a while.

Ruthiella I liked this one a lot.😀 4w
Megabooks It‘s definitely fun! 4w
Andrew65 @Ruthiella @Megabooks As a head Teacher / school principal the actions of the parents is really annoying me. 😂 A petition to exclude a child with no evidence against him! 😡 The parents are acting worst than the children, but a good read. (edited) 4w
Ruthiella @Andrew65 oh there‘s plenty more bad behavior to come! 😀 4w
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#7Days7Covers. Day 6 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 6 cover.

EadieB Very nicely done cover. One author writing about another! 4w
Andrew65 @EadieB I love Alexander McCall Smiths book and really enjoyed this one in the Summer. A great audiobook. 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 I'll have to check it out. I'm working on the series tracker list that I started in Jan. 2018 on LibraryThing. I'm glad I made the lists as Fict/Fact was discontinued and now I have to rely on Fantastic Fiction. (edited) 4w
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Andrew65 @EadieB Yes I need to catch up and update my series list too, well overdue! That was a shock about Fict Fact! 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes and they didn't give us much notice it was here today and gone tomorrow. 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!!! How are you? 4w
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Not too bad a day today, especially given how bad the pains were over the weekend. Think the endoscopy upset the system and fasting period didn‘t help the suspected gallstones. One bit of advice I‘ve seen is to eat regularly but small meals. Hopefully settled down again until I can have the ultrasound on Saturday. Thanks for asking. 💓 (edited) 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 I‘m glad you had a better day ❤️🙏🏻 4w
gradcat Hey—this is a McCall Smith that I know absolutely nothing about (well, I do know about Wodehouse—just not about the McCall Smith writing about him), AND it‘s a beautiful cover! Sorry you‘re not quite up to speed yet...hopefully things will get better soon. 🙏 ♥️ 📚 (edited) 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat I had never seen or heard about this one until I came across it on the e-audiobook section of my library. Loved it! 4w
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too, because awful Saturday afternoon, evening and Sunday morning. Not touched a chip in weeks. 😔 🍟 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 Sorry to see you are still having some bad days! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 oh no!! I love chips! 4w
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too, went to the beach on Sunday and couldn‘t have fish and chips, that is just total sacrilege! Eating plenty of poached or grilled chicken, and never eaten so much salad in my life. Starting to look like fruit and veg! Not eaten are cakes or sweet things since 19th July. Lost a fair bit of weight as a result of these changes in diet and now using braces! 😂 (edited) 4w
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, thankfully been a lot better since Sunday afternoon! Now just to wait for the ultrasound scan on Saturday, only 3 - 4 days now. 4w
gradcat I, too, love chips 🍟 and I feel terrible for you! 4w
EadieB @gradcat You do know that @Andrew65 is talking about French Fries. (edited) 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat Biggest problem missing chips covered in salt and vinegar, and other big miss garlic bread, pizza and chicken wings (due to the skin). Missing these more than sweet things or cakes. @EadieB 4w
gradcat @EadieB Yes, see my little “fries” emoji? 😂 (edited) 4w
gradcat @Andrew65 I much prefer savory to sweet...give me salt, lotsa 🧂 😂 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat That‘s me increasingly too, but not able to eat a lot of my savoury things at the moment either. 4w
gradcat @Andrew65 I know, sorry for you... I wonder why we change like that. I used to have to have sweets...now I really pass them over so easily. But push something salty on me, and I can‘t refuse! 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat Strange how we change as we get older. 4w
EadieB @gradcat @Andrew65 I can‘t have too much salt as not good for my blood pressure but I do love sweets but I just cut back on bread and sweets. 4w
gradcat @EadieB & @Andrew65 My blood pressure is really low... 110/70...or thereabouts usually. ♥️ 4w
EadieB @gradcat High blood pressure runs in my family. 4w
gradcat @EadieB So sorry, Eadie. I think I‘m pretty lucky about those kinds of things. Diabetes runs in mind, but it missed me! 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat You sound like my wife. 4w
Andrew65 High cholesterol runs in my family - mum heart attack in 50s, dad fatal stroke at 42. My blood pressure is slightly raised but with tablet maintaining around gradcat‘s level. @EadieB @gradcat Only been on tablets since Easter. Without usually mid 120s to mid 130s. Although if doctor measures it, it is always inflated! (edited) 4w
gradcat Omigod, @Andrew65 so sorry about your father...you must‘ve been terribly young, right? Is your mother still alive? 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat Yes dad died when I was six in 1972 so don‘t really have any memory of him. Unbelievably my mum died almost seven years ago following heart complications after a hysterectomy. 4w
gradcat Omigod, @Andrew65 ... that‘s a lot to shoulder. Do you have kids? (I know, I ask lots of questions—forgive me—just tell me to “knock it off” if it gets too personal for you. 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat No problem, two grown up children who are both sergeants in the Royal Air Force. That‘s how I get a lot of reading time. They have literally flown the nest. 😂 4w
gradcat Quite literally, right? I‘m very impressed that they‘re both serving their country...♥️ 3w
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The Other End of the Line | Andrea Camilleri
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#7Days7Covers. Day 5 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 5 cover.

@TheBookHippie Have you been tagged yet? Care to play along? Post covers you love over 7 days without an explanation and tag someone new each day.

EadieB Very nice cover. I need to start this series too! I have a lot of his books! 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB This is a wonderful series. All the books have lovely covers, and this is the latest one published this month. Very quick, entertaining and enjoyable reads. Montalbano is a great character. 1mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 yay!!! Can't wait to get to it! I think I'm on book 12 1mo
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Crazeedi @EadieB I love this series!! 1mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I read the other post, your first test went well, so glad to know! I went through both procedures you're having done a couple years ago too! No fun, had gall stones! 1mo
gradcat Awww...Inspector Montalbano...all of these covers are so inviting...RIP Camilleri ♥️ (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Thanks, I have a strong feeling it will be the same outcome for me. 😔 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 4w
TheBookHippie Oh yes I‘ll play!!! 4w
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Can‘t wait to see your covers. 😊👍 4w
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According to the BBC they recommend these three female authors :
1. Octavia Butler
2. Ursula K Le Guin
3. Emma Newman

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2v25WYrswXYGDZL4St7Xyxl/need-a-new-boo...

Which female authors would make your #Top3FemaleAuthors recommendation list?

Crazeedi My choices would be not like anyone else's I know that 😉 1mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Might be same for all of us. I‘d struggle to just pick 3! 1mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I'm thinking you are right😉 1mo
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Ruthiella Becky Chambers. Martha Wells. Ann Leckie. 😀 1mo
Andrew65 @Ruthiella Some great choices. 👍 1mo
Lauredhel Such a huge field, but it's pretty hard to leave out NK Jemisin at this point in time! Nnedi Okorafor, Charlie Jane Anders, and what @Ruthiella said :) 1mo
Andrew65 NK Jemisin is one I need to get to. 1mo
Melissa_J Just for SciFi and Fantasy? I‘d go with Robin Hobb, Connie Willlis and Sarah J Maas. Overall, Robin Hobb still makes the list, but I‘d add Sharon Kay Penman and Elizabeth Chadwick. 1mo
vivastory If we're talking just about sci-fi and fantasy, top 3 are Jemisin, LeGuin & Hobb 1mo
vivastory Top 3 of all genres would be impossible 1mo
lahousewyfe NK Jemisin and Anne McCaffrey, for sure. I also love L'Engle and Diane Duane. And now I have everyone else's lists. Here goes the TBR! 1mo
rwmg The best 3 female SF writers I've read in the past decade or so are: Ursula K Le Guin, Mary Doria Russell, and Becky Chambers 1mo
SW-T Tough choices but Kay Kenyon, Connie Willis, and Martha Wells. Plus, I feel like Butler, L‘Engle, and McCaffrey are awesome enough that people find them on their own since they exist in a special dimension of awesomeness. 1mo
Scochrane26 I don‘t read much sci-fi, but I like Olivia A Cole. 1mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#7Days7Covers. Day 4 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 4 cover.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you been tagged yet? Care to play along? Post covers you love over 7 days without an explanation and tag someone new each day.

Andrew65 @EadieB @gradcat Endoscopy went well today, nothing sinister there to use Doctor‘s words, some inflammation from acid reflux so to keep taking acid medication. Discharged from this part. Now next Saturday ultrasound to see if pains are biliary colic and gall stones, which seem worse today! Also too see if this is what is causing irregular readings from liver. 🤞for latest blood test readings from Friday. So one step forward. 1mo
Librariana Pardon my nosey comment reading, but glad to hear things went well for you! I saw the word 'endoscopy' and then kept reading since my husband also had one not too long ago. 1mo
Librariana Also! Hope next Saturday's news are positive. Not that you are curious about my little family's medical history, but I personally dealt with gallstones and had to have my gallbladder removed. No complaints here since I had that procedure done more than 14 years ago, but wishing you the best! 1mo
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Andrew65 @Librariana Thanks for your best Wishes, and pleased to hear potential light at the end of the tunnel. 👍😊 Been a difficult couple of months. Yes endoscopy not pleasant - now had one twice in 2 years! Hope your husband‘s went well. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Glad to hear that Endoscopy went well but sorry to hear you are still having problems and have to wait a whole week for the next test. Not good! 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Love this cover too! 1mo
gradcat Thanks for the update, @Andrew65 ... glad the endoscopy is done and you‘re clear. I‘m still hoping you get an answer, but in the meantime I suppose that being able to take the reflux meds will help with some of the discomfort you were having while you had to stop them for the scope. I will be anxious to hear about results from blood work up and the ultrasound. So sorry you‘re having to go through this, but glad to see you‘re keeping your chin up. 1mo
gradcat Sorry—I totally forgot to say you picked a perfectly fantastic cover today! 😂 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat Thanks, not a lot else you can do. We all have things we have to go through in life. As a head teacher can‘t allow staff to see me down or will affect them. 🤞 Next week goes quickly and smoothly. (edited) 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @gradcat Andrew, always thinking of others! But I agree that you have to keep them feeling secure! 1mo
EadieB @gradcat Thanks! I like this one and I need to read this book! 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB 😂 True but that‘s the very essence of leadership. Lead by example. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I agree! Then every time they have a hangnail they won't stay home from work when you are there no matter what condition you are in. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! I will 🙌🏻📚 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope everything is ok Andrew!! I didn‘t know you were sick ❤️ 1mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks, been a few issues over the past two months. Hopefully they are well on the way to sorting it. Barring pain, discomfort, and acid reflux not felt ill although they can bring you low! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 I‘ll be thinking about you ❤️🙏🏻 1mo
sudi I just dropped in to say that we picked the same cover, yay for twinning 🙌. Then i read the comments and wanted to say that i hope everything turns out okay for you 💕 1mo
Andrew65 @sudi Thanks 😊👍, always great to see people choose the same books. 1mo
JazzFeathers I love this cover. 1mo
gradcat @EadieB & @Andrew65 Both of you are always thinking of others—I have the pleasure of reading books with you guys & @Crazeedi ... what more would an old gal like me want? #litsylove 😂♥️ 1mo
EadieB @gradcat Andrew and I are soulmates in our reading. We like a lot of the same books and love to read with other people. I gave him the name Question Master because he makes up the best questions for our group and buddy reads. 1mo
gradcat @EadieB And I didn‘t know that about Andrew either! 😂 You‘re great book-reading buddies, in my opinion! ♥️ 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat @Eadieb We are, and you are rapidly joining us, as has @Tove_Reads This is my page on Librarything, although not fully updated recently. https://www.librarything.com/profile/Andrew-theQM (edited) 1mo
gradcat @Andrew65 I have to check that out! Oh, yes, defo @Tove_Reads ... I‘d only forgotten for a moment because she wasn‘t with us on the last buddy read. Thanks for the compliment, too! 1mo
Crazeedi @gradcat @Andrew65 has recommended many of the books I've read too! Actually maybe like 6 or 7 series so far? @EadieB @Tove_Reads Andrew and you and I need to hang out!! 1mo
TheBookHippie Drooling over this cover! 4w
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie it is a fantastic cover. 4w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Love hanging out with all of you. @Tove_Reads @gradcat @EadieB 4w
gradcat Ditto what Andrew said... @Crazeedi @EadieB @Tove_Reads ! Plus, you, of course, @Andrew65 (edited) 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat of course 😂 4w
Tove_Reads @gradcat @Crazeedi @Andrew65 @EadieB Totally missed out on this whole conversation, but yeah, still most definitely taking part in buddy reads. Reading Murder in Bville now, since I finally got it, so ready to read the third book in the series. 4w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 @gradcat @EadieB @Tove_Reads Yes!❤ sorry I haven't been on much last couple days! 4w
gradcat @Tove_Reads Good—I hope it goes quickly, as third one crops up on the 22nd, right guys? @Crazeedi @Andrew65 & @EadieB (who‘s already finished! 😣😂) 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat Yes starting the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead tomorrow, the next Kate Ellis Group Read on Librarything on Friday and then the Cara Black Buddy Read on Sunday. 🙄😳😱 Going to be very busy! @Tove_Reads @Crazeedi @EadieB Oh Yes and still trying to finish theMo Hayder Buddy Read and the #BOTMBuddyRead before Sunday (two weeks worth) as will then be recalled to the library! And still need to start the next Maeve Kerrigan and The Mutiny on the Bounty (edited) 4w
gradcat @Andrew65 Andrew, you are really too busy! I hope you‘re okay doing all of this considering you‘re not feeling very well. You‘d better take care & put yourself (and your health) first, my friend! Just a little advice, not trying to be bossy, though I probably am. ♥️ 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat Someone need to be bossy with me. 😂 I just hate to let people down. As headteacher always someone who wants my help / guidance etc, whether it be staff, parents, pupils, other heads, staff from other schools, etc. Not to mention all my lovely friends on here! 😘 (edited) 4w
gradcat I really want you to get well. I mean that, so forgive my bossiness. You must be a really nice guy...I hope I get to meet you someday! 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thinking of you today and hoping all turns out well for you! 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, not really any further forward. Apparently not got gall stones! Which really surprised me. So back to the drawing board with the doctor to see what is causing the pain and discomfort. @gradcat @Crazeedi 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 No gall stones is great! No surgery! 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Did they say anything about an ulcer? 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB No the endoscopy didn‘t show an ulcer, just some inflammation as was off medication for a week before test. Nothing sinister shown up on endoscopy or ultrasound scan. 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB No surgery is obviously wonderful! Think the new deputy will feel the same too. 😂 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 I guess need to get rid of inflammation and should be calmed down soon since you have not eaten fried foods for awhile. 3w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 glad to hear no surgery!! I had issues that they diagnosed as a fungal infection too. So I hope they continue to look into your issue. I guess bland diet for now? Or maybe its stress???😉 sounds like you have a little...btw I was at my daughters yesterday and she just got this exact copy of the hobbit in mail, she loved the cover! (And the book she has now is pretty trashed, lol) 3w
gradcat @Andrew65 You know, I‘m really happy that you don‘t have to have surgery, but I‘m also truly sorry that you don‘t have an answer—that‘s almost worse than no surgery! It can be quite frustrating not to know what to do in order to ease pain or get to feeling better. So I‘m happy/sad for you...does that make sense? Are they going to look into anything else? 3w
Andrew65 Good that there‘s no operation but yes frustrating as don‘t know when it ends. I go back to the doctors midweek so will be interesting to see what they say now, let‘s see what the future brings. @gradcat @Crazeedi 3w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi That‘s great about your daughter‘s book. 😊👍 3w
gradcat @andrew65 I‘m really hoping you find some relief, Andrew, & I‘m sorry you‘re going through this. ♥️ 3w
Andrew65 @gradcat Thanks, sure it‘ll get sorted in time. 🤞 3w
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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#7Days7Covers. Day 3 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 3 cover.

@DGRachel Have you been tagged yet? Care to play along? Post covers you love over 7 days without an explanation and tag someone new each day.

gradcat Ooh, nice one! Yesterday seemed to be Asian-themed; today the covers are looking very dark & mysterious! 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat Another great book which I wouldn‘t have discovered but for Litsy. #BlameItOnLitsy 1mo
gradcat You liked it? I don‘t do fantasy very well...but I know what you mean about #blameitonlitsy 😂 1mo
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Andrew65 @gradcat This is a real chunkster and a great story. Book three is published next year. The first book is 1mo
DGRachel I have not been tagged, thank you. I‘ll have to go search my shelves after I finish watching Vera. 😊 1mo
Andrew65 @DGRachel Have you ever read the Vera books, or even better the Shetlands Series by Ann Cleeves. 1mo
DGRachel I read Raven Black last year and didn‘t care for it. I got her new one (The Long Call) from NetGalley, though, and loved it, so I thought I would give the Vera series a try. I‘m actually listening to the first Vera book now, but I‘ve been binging the TV show all week. 😊 1mo
EadieB Love that cover too! 1mo
gradcat Thanks for the info, Andrew! 1mo
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This book! Just approaching 3/4 of the way through the book. Definitely did not see some of these events happening. Real shocks! 😢😭😭😩😢 #EpicKatetBuddyRead #StephenKing #TheDarkTower

Kaila-ann I am just about due for a reread of this series . . . one of my favorites. 1mo
llcoolnate I've never read the series. Ever since joining Litsy (this month) it's made me want to read them! Worth the time, I'm guessing? 1mo
Karkar It is so good!! @llcoolnate I think it is one of the best of Stephen King books. 1mo
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llcoolnate @Karkar Okay well that seals it! 1mo
Jovy SK saved the best for last!! ❤️ 1mo
Karkar @Andrew65 Did you finish it???? 4w
Andrew65 @Karkar Yes, but not written a review yet. So much happened in this book and plenty of surprises in the end, definitely ended on a high. So much happened though that I need to reread the last few chapters! 3w
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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#7Days7Covers. Day 2 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 2 cover.

@Moony Have you been tagged yet? Care to play along? Post covers you love over 7 days without an explanation and tag someone new each day.

EadieB @Andrew65 Good one! Love that cover too! 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB One of my favourite books and covers. 1mo
Melissa_J This will be one of mine in a day or two, but my cover is different from this one. All the various covers I‘ve seen for this book are lovely. 1mo
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Andrew65 @Melissa_J I agree there‘s a few different covers and love them all. 1mo
gradcat I haven‘t read this yet, although it‘s been on the TBR for quite some time—I just haven‘t even able to get to it. So you guys love it @EadieB Oh, and yes, I love the cover! (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat You simply must read this. I can very strongly recommend the audiobook read by Jim Dale. He was beyond stunning! 1mo
gradcat @Andrew65 Thanks for that advice—I‘m now going to make a concerted effort! 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat I just love this book! 1mo
gradcat @andrew65 High praise, indeed, coming from you. 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat 👍😊 1mo
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Thanks for tagging me in #7Days7Covers. Day 1 of #CoverCrush

Here‘s my Day 1 cover.

@Sarah83 Have you been tagged yet? Care to play along? Post covers you love over 7 days without an explanation and tag someone new each day.

EadieB @Andrew65 Nice cover! 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Love the covers for this whole series. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes they are all very nice! 1mo
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Crazeedi Those are great covers 1mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Great covers, great series! 1mo
Leftcoastzen 👏❤️ 1mo
Sarah83 No I haven't been tagged yet 💓 1mo
gradcat @Andrew65 I love, love, love this series...and you‘re right...all of the covers are beautiful. 1mo
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