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Balibee146

Balibee146

Joined September 2016

Scottish and dog obsessed, also cat person ❤️
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast I've not had much time to myself again this week so still working through these.

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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#weeklyforecast
Just going to focus on finishing these this week then will see where fancy takes me 😊
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Perfect plan 😁 1mo
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#bookreport

Slower progress this week as I've not had much free time. Looking forward to getting some reading time tomorrow 🤞🤞

@Cinfhen

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Face It | Debbie Harry
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#bookbuy
I was just about to turn 9 years old when my older brother brought home the vinyls of Parallel Lines and Plastic Letters.
I was instantly hooked and well.... Debbie Harry was just the coolest 😎😎

Ruthiella She is effortlessly cool 😎! 1mo
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Thanks you so much Cindy for kindly sending me the alternative (non UK) cover of this book.
Thanks for the teas and hand cream and the super cute bookish sticker too 😍😍😘😘

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Oh yay!!! That got there fast!!! Hope you enjoy the book😊 feel free to check out the discussion questions after you read the book because there are LOTS of spoilers!!!! 1mo
Balibee146 Thanks @Cinfhen will do!! 1mo
JamieArc Nice! Ahava is one of my favorite hand/foot cream brands. 1mo
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Been wanting to read this for a while #currentread

TheLudicReader I read her book Cuckoo Song and really enjoyed it. (edited) 1mo
Balibee146 Thanks @TheLudicReader good to hear. I have that one too and also Fly By Night - I got all 3 in a pack deal for £5 😀 1mo
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Firestarter | Stephen King
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Not my favourite from the Stephen King I've read so far, but still a pick.

I normally like the detail King packs in but this felt like it could have done with a deeper edit to me.

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Panpan

Very disappointed as I wanted to love this but I was mostly bored.

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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Combined #bookreport and #weeklyforecast as life has been hectic this last week.

Finished The Witch's Tree last week and still reading and enjoying the others. I'm. Pla nong to compete them all in the coming week.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I‘m curious about this one 1mo
Cinfhen Mailed out the package this past week - not sure how long it‘ll take to get to you - probably at least 2 weeks!!!! Maybe longer 😜 1mo
Balibee146 @Cinfhen thank you so much you are so sweet. I am listening to Needless Street on audio so not far in so far.... Have a huge pile of ironing so should make progress tomorrow 😜😜 1mo
Balibee146 "Pla nong" ??‍♀️ #fml 1mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 but we all understood what you meant !!!! 1mo
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Firestarter | Stephen King
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First "sportcoat" use pg 168 ??

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Firestarter | Stephen King
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Pausing my spooky short story anthology to get started on this.
I wonder how long I'll wait for a sport coat reference 🤔

TheNeverendingTBR This book was excellent, I hope you enjoy it! ❤️‍🔥 1mo
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Expectation vs Reality 🐱

Also, my youngest has started Halloween decorating hence walls filled with bat stickers 🦇🦇

#currentread

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The Witch's Tree | Elena Collins
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A by the numbers read but entertaining enough. I almost stopped reading a few pages in due to one of my absolute bugbears - speedy and lazy exposition done through clunky dialogue, where two characters cover all the backstory ground by announcing facts about their past for no believable reason. Pantomime villain too. I thought this was a beginner but turns out this is an experienced writer under a pen name. While it remained cheesy it got better.

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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#weeklyforecast
I will have less time this week and my teens are on their school winter break week. The plan is to finish the top two and get a good dent in the others. The Last House on Needless Street is on audible.
@Cinfhen

TrishB I loved Last House. 1mo
Cinfhen Looking good 😊 1mo
squirrelbrain You‘re definitely going down the spooky route! 👻 1mo
Balibee146 @squirrelbrain yes...if I don't get to them now they will just feel like the wrong vibe come November 🤣 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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📙Paperback
📘Nope
📗Real books plus some Kindles
📙Buy
📘Anytime, anywhere but I like my chair
📗Alone
📙Bookshop
📘Fiction
📙Print
📗All the books

#thisorthat

Consider yourself tagged if you want to join in.

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I'm quite a slow reader.... My best reading week in a very long time.

@Cinfhen

TrishB Great week 👍🏻 1mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh!!!! IMPRESSIVE 🙌🏻 1mo
squirrelbrain A great week! 1mo
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The Witch's Tree | Elena Collins
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Another available with Prime Reading. I enjoy dual timeline stories if they are skillfully done so 🤞
#currentread

Cazxxx I thought this was really good! 1mo
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The Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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A fairytale trope heavy, predictable end to the trilogy but fun getting there. Enjoyed this series for an easy read that was well done.

TrishB You flew through them 👍🏻 1mo
Balibee146 @TrishB thr power of being stuck in bed doing no housework.... I'm scared to look downstairs lol 1mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Still unwell and in bed so enjoying these as easy, entertaining reads. Book 2 done so onto book 3.

TrishB Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 2mo
Balibee146 Thanks @TrishB annoying viral thing making me very dizzy and tired.... Just taken a break from reading to watch the UK political scene implode again this afternoon... Astonishing times!! 2mo
TrishB They‘re like children….but running (or rather ruining) the country. 2mo
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Balibee146 @TrishB it's mind boggling.... Sam Coates tweeted a screenshot of the infighting on the Tory MP What's App group which is unbelievable 😱😱 2mo
squirrelbrain Feel better soon… 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Get well soon 2mo
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Needed an entertaining easy read as I've been unwell today. Enjoyed this and looking forward to the second book also available on Prime Reading 😊

TrishB My daughter likes these 😁 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB lol I'm definitely not the target demographic lol 🎯😜 2mo
TrishB 😂😂 if you enjoy it doesn‘t matter! 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB agree 100%👍😁 2mo
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Alternating between these two and finishing off a non fiction audio book for the rest of the week. I've never read any Holly Black before so will see how it goes.

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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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My first ever Discworld experience and still a favourite re read. By this #4 in the series Pratchett was really finding his way with the world he was building and the familiar voice he wrote the subsequent volumes in is richly in evidence.

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Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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#bookmail
Stephen King paperbacks seem to have got a new set of covers yet again. The last lot were pretty grey and grungy and I could never decide if I liked them or not. I do like his short stories, I like the aesthetic of these new covers and I like a book with a lighthouse on the cover #result

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My Evil Mother | Margaret Atwood
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Shorty, short story free on Kindle. Classic Atwood.

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A fantastic biography, beautifully written. Respectful but truthful, bringing alive a man of blistering talent, sometimes capricious with a habit of telling uncomfortable truths....his withering verdict on a first draft film treatment of one of his books in development for Sam Raimi is classic!
Devastatingly moving in its final chapters. Just about held back tears in the last chapter until the grey sand dream.

GNU Sir Terry Pratchett

Balibee146 The verdict on that film script, delivered to an assistant after hours of stewing fury while waiting for the USA to awaken... "It's sh!t!" 2mo
gossamerchild Oh my goodness I need to read this! 2mo
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I remember reading that in his last days film-maker Derek Jarman lost his sight and thought what a cruel thing for his illness to take from him.
Same feeling here with this heartbreaking footnote. I'm really enjoying this biography but know it is starting to head into the difficult waters now 💔💔

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#bookmail
Recently I was watching an old BBC Four interview with Iain Banks (RIP) on You Tube. He raved about this book, despite it having "a difficult opening 70 pages", which makes sense from the synopsis... Too curious not to try it.

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My Evil Mother | Margaret Atwood
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#weeklyforecast

Aiming to finish all of these in the next week.

@Cinfhen

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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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Curry is life....and Death is one of my favourite Discworld characters.
#currentread

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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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Taking a break from the biography to continue with my chronological re-read of the Discworld books with #4.

This was the first one I ever read back in January 1994 I think!

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#bookreport
It has been so long since I did one of these! Trying to carve out some mental health saving time from caring for a relative through consistent reading.
Read and loved Fairy Tale this week.
A Life With Footnotes and My Evil Mother both in progress.
@Cinfhen

TrishB Reading is my mental health care too ♥️ 2mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!! It‘s been FOREVER since we‘ve chatted!!!! Sorry to hear life has been so chaotic but glad to see you‘re still reading 💕💕💕 2mo
Balibee146 @Cinfhen hi Cindy I know.... I hope you are all well....I've only read a handful of books this year life has been so demanding but that's changing as we head into the coldest, darkest bit of the year here 😁 2mo
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Cinfhen It‘s true…. We are heading into those dark days. Although it‘s still in the mid 90‘s for me and plenty of sunshine ☀️ 2mo
Balibee146 @cinfhen sounds blissful... Weather is rather different now here in Scotland!! 2mo
squirrelbrain Hi, sorry to hear you‘re having a tough time, but glad you‘re finding space for reading. ❤️ 2mo
Balibee146 @squirrelbrain 👍👍 cheers 👍👍 2mo
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Very late lunch and some book time.
I am loving this... Rob Wilkins writes so well and it feels like the great P'Terry is coming alive from the page.
The early chapters detail a young working class boy finding the local library and discovering the joys of reading.... It is a homage to a life journey and the development of a lifetime obsession that I suppose many of us here identify with...oh how I miss Mr Pratchett 💔💔

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I got both of these as early birthday presents, so it's fitting that I finished one and started the other on the actual day 😁

Bookwormjillk Happy birthday 🎁 2mo
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Balibee146 @Bookwormjillk @Ruthiella thankyou lovelies 😘😘 2mo
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Reached page 516 late last night.... I've seen posts that events on page 520 are 😭😭 so I stopped reading.... I almost don't want to continue!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻🖤📚 2mo
TheNeverendingTBR What was your thoughts on this one? 1mo
Balibee146 @TheNeverendingTBR i enjoyed it very much but I'm a sicker for a story with a very good dog in it. 1mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I am already on my second edition of the book but couldn't resist using my audible credit on the full cast audio. DT in it but no MS sadly... Still expect good things 😁😁

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Found the first mention on pg 154 @TrishB 🤣🤣👍👍

TrishB I actually thought about you when I read that 😁 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB you'll never not spot them now sorry 😂😂😂 2mo
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It is what we call a dreich day in Central Scotland...a super grey day of torrential rain, now fading to evening..... My 50 something eyes really struggle to read physical print in electric light.... 😩😩💡👀..... So i succembed to this reading light worn round the neck.

At least I've got a cosy fluffy blanket too 😂😂😂

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Still in the opening chapters but getting so into this today.

Radar is so well realised I'm already in love with her too ❤️❤️... And pretty worried I'm maybe going to need tissues at the end 🥺

squirrelbrain Exactly what @oryx and I just said earlier at our #readingretreat 😢 2mo
Balibee146 @squirrelbrain @oryx I was hoping it was just me dooms rolling the UK news and feeling apocalyptic 🤦‍♀️.... That makes me more worried to reach the end even though I'm enjoying this book so much. 2mo
Balibee146 *doomscrolling 2mo
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squirrelbrain Neither of us has got very far with the book yet, so we‘re not spoilering things, but we both have the same bad feels as you… 😬 2mo
Balibee146 @squirrelbrain 😳😵 it has got me thinking about books that have made me physically cry....i can only think of The Stone Diaries and A Monster Calls, which made me bawl like a newborn 🤔 2mo
Traci1 Only about 1/4 in, but I'm loving this one. And I am going to be a worthless puddle if Radar dies. 🥺 2mo
Balibee146 @traci1 same 😵 2mo
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A rare occasion where I get a book on publication day... Very P'Terry ❤️💔❤️

Ruthiella I don‘t think I‘d ever seen a picture of him before without his hat! 2mo
Balibee146 @Ruthiella it was a rare sight.... Its discussed here in this adapted extract from the book https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/sep/17/i-think-i-was-good-though-i-could-... 2mo
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Next up.... Couldn't wait to pick this up even though I prefer reading paperbacks. Looking forward to this 😁

TrishB Loved it ❤️ 2mo
BookHoarder32 I like that cover (compared to the other one)! 2mo
mcctrish I‘m curious 2mo
Balibee146 @BookHoarder32 me too! I didn't at first but it has really grown on me 😍 2mo
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Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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Comfort re-read of Discworld #3 and this is where Pratchett really begins to hit his stride with the series.

I'm slowly re reading all the books in order as and when the mood takes me.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Perfect timing for spotting this week long challenge in my feed.

My goal will be to finish all 9 of the current reads I moaned about in my last post 🤣💪💪

@Andrew65 #AwesomeAugust

Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 4mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Somehow I've managed to have 9 books on the go at once 😵
Clearest sign of a distracted mind as we go through tough stuff with a loved one and why my reading self care habit has nosedived this year. I'm very skilled to the point of ruthlessness when decluttering in any other area of my life 😬

Going to finish off some nearly there ones and clean up my current pile in the coming week.

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Not my usual sort of read but we are facing tough times with a relative in later stage dementia... Daily bite sized writing on perseverance and stoic wisdom very much needed as we try to support our relative and keep ourselves looked after too 💔

Lcsmcat 🤗 4mo
Ruthiella Hope the book helps. ❤️ 4mo
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Girl Meets Boy | Ali Smith
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Pausing my other current reads for this slim volume.... Unbelievably I've never read any Ali Smith before!

readingjedi This was my first as well & I absolutely loved it! 5mo
Sparklemn I love the cover! 5mo
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I wanted to love Doomsday Book but sadly though the idea was good the execution of it mostly grated on my nerves.....since I own the second / companion book I will give it a try.... Then off to the charity shop with these nice editions 😁

KCofKaysville @Balibee146 I enjoyed the second one but did not read the first. 5mo
xicanti There‘s a good chance you‘ll like TSNOTD better. It has very few direct connections to the other book and it takes a much more humorous approach to the time travel premise. 5mo
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I have a mountain of physical and electronic tbr.... But I fancy a re read of this gem!

TrishB Hi 👋 I love this book too. 6mo
Balibee146 Hi @TrishB so looking forward to the re read. Hope you are well x 6mo
TrishB Same old 👍🏻 hope you‘re all doing ok. 6mo
Balibee146 @trisb same here.... All OK just busy now my mother in law is staying and our annexe build is nearly completed for her.... Never have a moment lol 6mo
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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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This is my 4th time reading this book in the last 30 years but I remember zero about it.... It's so weird as I can remember every other disc world book in detail 🤷‍♀️

KCofKaysville @Balibee146 There's a graphic novel version of this one combined with the first book. 8mo
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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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My new read, which is also an old read and a super bright mani...need to shake off the winter feels 😜💗 Happy Saturday!

Ruthiella Love Pratchett! 8mo
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Paused at the midway point reading this because Covid sucks 😭😭 headache from hell for days and days (I'm so lucky by comparison though I know).

Manicure done and now crackingon while I wait for the groceries to arrive.

TheNeverendingTBR Take vitamin c and zinc supplements on top of paracetamol. Hope you feel better soon and you're enjoying your read! 8mo
TrishB Yes that headache felt like someone was stabbing me in the head! Hope all symptoms gone soon ♥️ 8mo
Balibee146 @trishb a very accurate description..... In other news there was not a single mention of a sport coat in this book.... Shook 🤣😜 8mo
Balibee146 @TheNeverendingTBR thanks so much 👍 8mo
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