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arlenefinnigan

arlenefinnigan

Joined September 2016

There's more to life than books, you know, but not much more.
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Liverpool Liver Birds | Ali Harwood
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Cinfhen Looks like a beauty😍I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to visit Liverpool. 5h
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Cinfhen Nicely played ♥️😘 1d
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Moominpappa at Sea | Tove Jansson
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🎶Here I go out to sea again🎶
#WonderfulLife #RedRoseSeptember @Cinfhen

Louise Awww, love the Moomins! 💕 2d
Cinfhen Thank You!! I‘ve been waiting 💙 2d
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Noughts and Crosses | Malorie Blackman
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#ReadHarder challenge 17:an alternate history novel.

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This is a really enjoyable, gripping read. A couple of big plot twists that I really didn't see coming. A great exploration of human nature and relationships under the most difficult circumstances.

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How to Be a Good Wife | Bodleian Library
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We weren't even living together when he gave me this. #GroundsForDivorce #RedRoseSeptember @Cinfhen

BarbaraBB 😂😂 3d
Cinfhen Uh oh!!! What was Andy thinking???? 3d
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen he likes to wind me up. He likes to be an arsehole. 3d
marleed Haha. I first saw your post and thought it was for CoverCrush! (edited) 3d
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 3d
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Ruthiella Totally! 4d
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#Panic #RedRoseSeptember
What a terrible shame that Morrissey is such an awful racist arsehole. We can still enjoy the music though. Can't recommend this book highly enough to Smiths fans.

AmyG Ha...my first thought was basically- Morrissey is an asshole. (edited) 5d
batsy Ugh. I love their music so much and him revealing himself to be a racist arsehole is a betrayal #whycantwehavegoodthings 5d
TrishB Such a disappointment.....I will be making a very similar post!! 😁 5d
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Next up. (guess where we're going on holiday next month?)

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 6d
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The Road to Wigan Pier | George Orwell
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This is fascinating. The accounts of the lives of the northern working class in the 1930s are a real eye opener. His reflections on class politics are interesting – some of the language is very ‘of its time‘,although his criticism of colonialism is progressive. His grumpiness about technology is hilariously outdated, and his hatred of vegetarians is amusingly daft. Overall it‘s a really thoughtful, well researched piece of political journalism.

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Cinfhen Sarcky arse 😘😘 6d
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#Saturn5 #RedRoseSeptember
Saw this in a bookshop in Oxford not long after the Inspiral Carpets drummer, Craig Gill, passed away. Felt a bit emotional tbh.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I‘m always sad when a musician passes away. It‘s like a bit of light has left this earth 7d
gradcat Well said, @Cinfhen 😞 (edited) 7d
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https://unbound.com/books/effin-birds/ go buy it, it's really good

Lel2403 It‘s such a fun book 📚 1w
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Cinfhen This book actually sounds fascinating!!!!! #stacked 1w
gradcat I agree with @Cinfhen ... it sounds really great. 👍 Yup, Just decided to stack it. Thank you for the tip! 📚 ♥️ (edited) 1w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I mean I'm still not totally convinced it's appropriate but

Lynnsoprano I love it! 1w
squirrelbrain I love it too! 1w
Cinfhen ♥️ 1w
Leftcoastzen 😂 1w
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Cinfhen This book looks really fascinating 1w
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen haven't read it yet but from what I've heard about it, it's crying out to be made into a film. 1w
Cinfhen I bet 1w
Cinfhen Spielberg, are you reading this??? 1w
gradcat This looks to be a great read. ♥️ 1w
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Cinfhen Finally!!! A football post 😘now where the hell are The Moomins ?????? 1w
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen they're coming 😉 1w
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BarbaraBB That copy! It really seems well-read! 2w
TrishB A well loved book there! 2w
arlenefinnigan Borrowed from my cousin. Clearly been read in the bath! 2w
gradcat Fun picture—books ‘n‘ bathtubs—nuttin‘ better! 😂 📚 🛀🏽 2w
Cinfhen Sounds good but it‘s a mini chunkster 😱 2w
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MrBook 😳😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Cinfhen What‘s your typical Friday night dinner??? 2w
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen I'll be honest, on Friday evening I clean the house and Andy picks up something no-cooking-needed from the supermarket! But when we do go the chippy it's either salt and pepper chips or chow mein. I go for the exotic option 😉 2w
Cinfhen Aren‘t you just a party animal?!?! And super adventurous 😉😘 2w
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LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
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mcipher If only I could hang this in my cube... 😆 It‘s been quite a week at work. 2w
sprainedbrain Oh I love this! 2w
erinreads I need this! Especially since the author and I (kind of) share the same name! 2w
mcctrish This book looks fantastic 2w
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🌹❤️🧙‍♀️

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Cinfhen I‘m beginning to sense a North/ South rivalry 🤔 2w
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I would love it if Johnson lost the plot tonight and challenged Corbyn to a duel

RachelO THAT‘s what we need! 2w
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Cinfhen This was my first thought for today!! I bailed on this one ☝️ Did u like it?? II was mentally distracted at the time. 2w
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen still not read it. Will read it soonish. 2w
vivastory I haven't read it yet but I have always loved this cover 2w
squirrelbrain Gah! I was going to post this (I know I‘m late - having one of ‘those‘ days) - my mind is so frazzled I can‘t come up with anything else... @arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen 2w
arlenefinnigan @squirrelbrain double posts are fine, go for it 😉 2w
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#Tubthumping #RedRoseSeptember
Got knocked down. Got back up again.
@Cinfhen

TrishB Clever 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Cinfhen 💥Bam 🥊 2w
gradcat Ah, yaaasss....🙌 2w
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Cinfhen Don‘t hold back 😘 2w
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#ADayInTheLife #RedRoseSeptember
4000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
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Cinfhen Wow!! You were up VERY EARLY or out VERY LATE😉this is gonna be a fun month!!! 2w
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Lancashire Legends | Kathleen Eyre
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Quick reminder that #RedRoseSeptember - a celebration of the music of Lancashire - starts tomorrow. Tag me and @Cinfhen in your posts and feel free to share/repost! Check out the Spotify playlist here https://open.spotify.com/user/arlenefinnigan/playlist/7rhMSg3V2f5Fs7cnZz3GUV?si=...

Cinfhen How can it be September????? 😱 3w
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen son be Christmas 🎄😉 3w
Cinfhen The supermarket aisles in America are already FULL of Halloween candy 🍬 🍭 👻 🎃 3w
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arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen had my first Christmas catalogue in the post from Amnesty on Thursday 😃 🎄 3w
Cinfhen I‘m sure the Easter Bunny 🐰 will show up before the leaves turn yellow 🍁 3w
umbrellagirl You‘re really spoilt for choice with music! 2w
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Swing Hammer Swing! | Jeff Torrington
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#SwingTheMood #AyUpAugust
Thanks for hosting @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen! It's been great fun.

squirrelbrain Thanks for joining in all month - I‘ve enjoyed all of your picks! ❤️ 3w
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Paris Proposal | Stephanie Cage
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#SleepingSatellite #AyUpAugust
Book not listed (I've tagged one of the author's other books) but I swear it's on Goodreads, I haven't made it up for this prompt.
@squirrelbrain @Cinfhen

squirrelbrain 🤣🤣🤣that could be a whole new book challenge - making up books! 3w
TrishB @squirrelbrain I‘d have thought she was extra special for making it up! 3w
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The Tell-tale Heart | Edgar Allan Poe
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Cinfhen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
squirrelbrain ❤️😁👍 3w
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A Star Called Henry | Roddy Doyle
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Cinfhen I‘m intrigued #stacked 🌟 3w
squirrelbrain What @Cinfhen said! 😁 3w
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Chase the Rainbow | Poorna Bell
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TrishB That sounds 💔 3w
Cinfhen I‘m intrigued ~ good find!! 3w
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My Name Is Why | Lemn Sissay
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Looking forward to reading this

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Making the most of the Bank Holiday sunshine #BooksAndBooze #Peterloo

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Oldham Library & Lifelong Learning Centre | Oldham, United Kingdom (Library)
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It is my great privilege to cohost the musical photo challenge with @Cinfhen next month. #RedRoseSeptember is a celebration of the music of the Red Rose County, Lancashire. Tag us both us your posts and check out the Spotify playlist, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed compiling it https://open.spotify.com/user/arlenefinnigan/playlist/7rhMSg3V2f5Fs7cnZz3GUV?si=...

Cinfhen You Brits are taking over the airwaves 🎶😘 can‘t wait❣️❣️❣️❣️ 3w
squirrelbrain Ooh exciting! The War of the Roses! 🌹 😘 3w
arlenefinnigan @squirrelbrain I'm far too diplomatic to bring up the Battle of Bosworth 😉 3w
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BarbaraBB I really don‘t know what you Brits are talking about but I am looking forward to September! 😂 3w
arlenefinnigan @BarbaraBB oh, but you know the songs 😉 3w
BarbaraBB Absolutely 😘 3w
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Cinfhen Not really a fan of SS collections but this sounds interesting 🤓 3w
squirrelbrain It does sound interesting.... stacked... 3w
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squirrelbrain 🧡💛🧡💛 3w
Cinfhen I think @TrishB might like this one ❣️ 3w
TrishB @Cinfhen stacked 👍🏻😘 3w
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The danger illustrated ❤️

TrishB A hero 👍🏻🎉 3w
LeeRHarry Great result!!! 😊 3w
CarolynM Congrats. As I said to @Andrew65 I'm glad I was asleep in bed rather than suffering through the drama. 3w
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Andrew65 An incredible man, seems to have taken him a couple of years to recover from his personal problems. Seems to have made him mature. He scored 2 runs from the first 60 odd balls! Was listening on the radio, wonderful emotion and he did the impossible. Certainly is his Summer. That World Cup innings and the overthrows, then two successive test hundreds. Wouldn‘t have been possible without his non stop bowling performance either in the second innings. 3w
TrishB @Andrew65 I was brought up listening to test cricket on the radio - it‘s how my Dad did all sports. He had a quiet room and you could only go in there and be quiet- hence I would read and test cricket would be on the radio! Stokes has found his groove at the moment, a true sporting hero. At least it makes the rest of the ashes still a contest too. 3w
Andrew65 @TrishB What a wonderful story and wonderful memories. Always love over the Summer listening to the test matches, so much better than tv coverage. 🤞This can be a turning point. (edited) 3w
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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#TaintedLove #AyUpAugust
POINT OF ORDER @squirrelbrain : Marc Almond is from Southport and Dave Ball is from Blackpool. 🌹
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Cathythoughts Nice pick ♥️ 4w
TrishB I was assuming we were going from they met and formed in Leeds 😁 4w
arlenefinnigan @TrishB I met my husband in the White Hart, thta doesn't make me a deer 😉 4w
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squirrelbrain Great choice! And, yes, @TrishB is right - the band formed in Leeds in the early 1980s! Sometimes I‘ve gone with birthplaces and sometimes with where bands met / began.... 😁 4w
arlenefinnigan @squirrelbrain hmph. Cultural appropriation. 😉 4w
Cinfhen U can post anytime over the weekend and then we can post again when it gets a bit closer!! I‘ve only taken a small peek and I‘m already looking forward to hearing the entire playlist 🌹🎶♥️ 4w
CarolynM 😂 3w
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Under Milk Wood | Dylan Thomas
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TrishB Lovely pic 💕 4w
Cathythoughts Beautiful choice 4w
CarolynM Great choice! 4w
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LeeRHarry Top choice! 😊 4w
Cinfhen Looks lovely 🤩 4w
squirrelbrain Great choice, love this cover! 4w
arlenefinnigan Found this on Google, it's from a theatrical performance of Under Milk Wood. Not sure which one. 4w
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Human Acts | Han Kang
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Cinfhen Still on my TBR!!! 4w
squirrelbrain Wasn‘t on my TBR, but is now! 😁 @cinfhen 4w
Cinfhen Hahaha @squirrelbrain ❤️ 4w
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The Road to Wigan Pier | George Orwell
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Next up

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Calm the F**k Down | Sarah Knight
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"Don't wallow. Don't over think. Seek professional help." wow thanks I never thought of any of those things now I feel better. Also she kept saying 'tarantula'.

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Calm the F**k Down | Sarah Knight
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TRIGGER WARNING NEEDED FOR THE TARANTULA STORY ON 21:30

arlenefinnigan JESUS FUCKING CHRIST EXCUSE MY LANGUAGE BUT THIS DESCRIPTION OF "A HONEYDEW-SIZED SPIDER" IS NOT HELPING MY FUCKING ANXIETY 4w
TrishB 😱😱 4w
arlenefinnigan @TrishB OMG if she keeps saying "everything is a tarantula" I'm gonna bail 4w
TrishB Go for it! 4w
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This is a really interesting read and a very human insight into a great historical figure. I have to admit that the economic theorising went over my head, but it's quite amusing reading the love letters written by a world renowned economist. It's quite moving to see her love of nature and literature and her general optimism coming through in her letters from prison.

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December 24th, 1917. Horribly prophetic.