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Balibee146

Balibee146

Joined September 2016

'I'm not crazy. My reality is just different than yours.' Scottish and dog obsessed, also cat person ❤️
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Next up I've owned this book for years... Time to actually read it 📖😁 #24in48 #currentlyreading

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The Fitness Mindset | Sheba Blake
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Just signed up for #BFC round 3 in August because I so need to get back in to my old fit ways before I turn 50 later this year.... Check out @wanderinglynn to sign up 👍👍💪💪👈

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 Welcome aboard! 23m
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Horns: A Novel | Joe Hill
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Finally listening to the end of this... Audio Ironing #24in48 #audible #currentlylistening

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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Next up for #24in48 I need tea and biscuits too.
Happy readathon everyone ☕🙂
#currentlyreading

TrishB This has been on my tbr for ever! 19h
Balibee146 @TrishB I seem to be reading lots of YA just now.... I'm liking the writing so far 18h
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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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Starting #24in48 by finishing up this.
A pick that was nearly a so so.... One of those books you enjoy while reading but don't remember so positively when you are not.... Anyone else get that?
Extremely anachronistic language, our modern idioms all over it, which I became hyper conscious of.

BookwormM Pretty cover 6h
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Not sure how many hours I'll manage but looking forward to ditching sleep for my favourite #readathon
No set booklist.... Just some rough ideas, plans to finish off some stuff and planning to read according to my mood
#24in48

Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m so excited. 🎉🎉 1d
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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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Rain is on so a quiet half hour before I go back out to do a bit more work... I'm calling it a #latelunch
Interesting read so far.... I have a lot of thoughts swirling already while #currentlyreading

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Molly's Story | June Thistlethwaite, Molly Park
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Anyone else follow Stephen King's Insta just for the antics of Molly aka Thing of Evil ❤️🐶❤️

brit91 Awww beautiful dog!😍 4d
AmyG Ha...I do. 4d
BookwormM Me!! 4d
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wanderinglynn Yes! Because dogs! ❤️🐶 4d
Cathythoughts I do !! Molly climbing Everest 🤣👍🏻 4d
BookwormAHN 🙋🏼‍♀️ 4d
sprainedbrain Yes! Molly is so evil! 😈 4d
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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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Next up on a lovely night to sit outdoors and some serious cover envy for this one #currentlyreading

TheEllieMo I‘m hoping it‘s good, because I bought it mainly because of the cover! 5d
Cathythoughts Fab cover !! 5d
mcctrish That‘s a gorgeous cover 5d
Balibee146 @TheEllieMo its gorgeous...with the dust jacket off too! Only 40 or so pages in but so far so good 👍 5d
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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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I read this in two halves a few months apart. The ending of Loaded is so powerful and I had to break before continuing pretty much without realising.
Read lots of reviews saying Rain was weaker but I really enjoyed it.
Really loved this collection and interesting reading a favourite author working in a much tighter word length.

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Among Others | Jo Walton
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UK Littens.... Having a small clear out and I have this on Kindle too, ooops.
Anyone who wants this I'm happy to post it... First UK person to comment its yours 😘😘

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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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Returning to read the second half of this. Loved the first two stories... Need a safe bet after my disastrous new read this afternoon lol #currentlyreading

brit91 Awww cute dog!😍 6d
Balibee146 Thanks @brit91 she's my extra baby lol 🐶🐶 6d
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The Templar's Code | C.M. Palov
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Anticipating an easy read with Knights Templar conspiracy bobbins galore up next
EDIT....BAIL....possibly the worst opening 50 pages I've ever read! Yikes!

TrishB Lol 😂 6d
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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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Enough has been said already.... Late to this one but so glad I got there in the end

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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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Next up.... Looking forward to this #currentlyreading

TrishB Enjoyed this one 👍🏻 1w
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Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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Not particularly original but well done.... Elizabethan London.... Witchcraft.... Queens.... Young heroine meets salt of the Earth boy, endures hardship and adventure and discovers her true nature blah blah.....an enjoyable subtle sardonic humour in the writing

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Witchborn | Nicholas Bowling
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Next read... Would probable be perfect for Autumn but its grey and raining today 😁☔🌧️ #currentlyreading

Ddzmini Everyone is tagging good books today... needless to say my tbr is expanding...📚📚📚📖😋 1w
Bookquilter I have had this one in my TBR and still haven‘t picked it up. I‘d be interested in what you think about it after you get started? 1w
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Close Quarters | Angus McAllister
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Up next a whodunit set in a Glasgow tenement or close (hence the name) #currentlyreading #Glasgow

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Close Quarters | Angus McAllister
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'See you in a couple of weeks' became.... Ummm... 6 months later.... Back lurkin' and lovin' Litsy.
Even managing to read a bit!
#HelloAgainHello

TrishB Hello 👋 hope you‘re ok 2w
Balibee146 @TrishB hi hun....much better... Resigned from second job and finish on Saturday. Feeling much healthier, just getting my energy back. Hope you and yours are good xx 2w
TrishB Sounds good 👍🏻 we‘ve had stressful A levels and enjoying the little break before results 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2w
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Balibee146 @TrishB oh I can imagine... Enjoy the lull.... When are results out? 💖💖 2w
TrishB 15 August 😱 2w
Balibee146 @TrishB same day my two go into P6 and S1.... Sure all will be well xx 2w
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I'm finally finishing the second job I took on in 2018 on Saturday....its been hellish, honestly.... A life lesson wrapped in a big mistake 😬🤔💡
Getting my life back and my reading life too.... This is the first fiction I've read in 2019!
Can't wait to pick up Litsy life again too 💖💖

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Latest audible purchase #audible

TrishB I just brought this last week 👍🏻 4mo
Balibee146 @TrishB 👍👍 expecting to get really angry though! 4mo
TrishB I‘m reading this at the moment and my blood is boiling!! 4mo
Balibee146 Added to TBR @TrishB 4mo
mreads Reading this now, only one chapter a day it's making me so mad. And ironically brought it home the day the 2 woman space walk was cancelled cause they didn't have two suits available. 😡 4mo
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An interesting premise though jury is still out for me on this title overall.... Good to challenge your own assumptions sometimes though!
#kindle

kathedron I thought he made some valid points but he seemed unaware of how much of an "insider" he is in how his work life is structured. 4mo
Balibee146 @kathedron yes you hit the nail on the head 👍 4mo
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Somehow managed to have about 5 books part done... None of them suiting 10 minute snatches of reading in my crazy busy January 🙄😛
So this has been perfect for the last couple of days... I love Dawn French.... This is the closest you can get to a natter with her over a cuppa and a nice gentle read. Despite the Sunday Mail quote on the cover it's not at all self help-y if that's not your thing ❤️❤️

JamieArc I didn‘t know this existed! I love Dawn French! Thanks for sharing! 6mo
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Thank you so much for the postcard @TrishB. Missing you and my Litsy family.... Hardly read a page since Boxing Day arghgh.... The work rush shall hopefully ease off soon! 😘😘😘

TrishB You‘re welcome 😁 catch up soon 😘 6mo
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Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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Not a fan of these tie in covers... But only £4 for a new copy.... Do UK Littens know when it's on BBC One... Hardly ever watch telly but would give this a look if it hasn't started already (or iPlayer I suppose lol)
#foodshoppingfail #mountTBR

squirrelbrain It starts tonight! (edited) 7mo
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Predictions | Sian Griffiths
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JackOBotts LOL! This is wonderful! 🤗 7mo
Avanders 😆😆 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂Omg I love this!!! 7mo
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Liatrek 🤣🤣🤣I was nervous to read it at first lol 7mo
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
ju.ca.no I love it😂😂 7mo
merelybookish I'm all good! 📚📚📚 7mo
Lcsmcat Perfect! 😂 7mo
TNbookworm Yes! Perfect!! 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm I see ‘smorebooks‘ 😉 Yum 😋😁 7mo
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😉😉

Cathythoughts Nice one ♥️👍🏻 7mo
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Just remembered I hadn't chosen my Amazon First Reads this month.... Tough choosing between two of them but hope this is as good as it sounds! #mountTBR #kindle

cathysaid This is the one I got as well. 7mo
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Finally | Wendy Mass
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Aaaaaand relax 😘😘🎄🎅

TrishB Enjoy ❤️ 7mo
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More early pressie exchanges... A member of my family actually bought me a Book!!!! 😂😂😂 Always wanted to read her but never have.... Guessing this is a later one in an ongoing series though??

mdm139 Pretty cover 7mo
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Preferences | Christoph Fehige, Ulla Wessels
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1. Either
2. Author
3. Always 😥😥😥
4. 1000+ pages about the Clans please
5. Always
@Kalalalatja #bookishwouldyourather

Kalalalatja 🙌🙌 7mo
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Thank you so much @TrishB I love them..... Going to have a King family reading fest again in the new year so these beauties will be getting all the love.... Already scoffed the choc.... Only lover of the dark stuff in the house yay 😋😋
Thankyou dear friend for your thoughtfulness and generosity.... Much love to all of you ❤️❤️🎅🎄💕💕💕

TrishB Have a lovely time ❤️ Needful Things is one of my favs. We‘ve nearly finished fixing and cleaning and your box is winking at me! 7mo
Balibee146 @TrishB 😉😉 7mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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#99pOnKindle #purchased
For £0.99 it would be rude not to....
#mountTBR #cantstopwontstop

AlaMich SO rude!! 😆 7mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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It was nearly a so so as I think it dragged a bit in the middle but the beginning and the end sections were so, well, powerful it has to be a Pick with some qualifications.
Difficult to read in places - Alderman doesn't sugar coat the brutality and casual violence but never voyeuristic; it is the casualness of the violence and abuse of power, the glee in hurting others that is difficult to bear but so well done.
Pic stolen off t'internet

JLaurenceCohen Need to add this to my list! 7mo
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Miracle on 34th Street | Valentine Davies
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Afternoon plans #currentlyreading and these ginger thin biccies from IKEA are yummy (also super cute heart shaped)

Lcsmcat Two marvelous books. 7mo
kathedron Damn! I knew there was something we were meant to go to IKEA for but I forgot what it was. 😖 7mo
Balibee146 @kathedron we got the very last tubs off display areas (staff said OK!) in our local one over a week ago! Thanks for your card lovely...alas all my letters etc. are in storage for more reno and I didn't have a note of your address here... So a random nice card in the new year will be winging its way to you 😘😘 7mo
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The Ladybird Book of the Sickie | Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris
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Sorry I've been Awol but I've been really sick for nearly 10 days.... Bleughhhhh. One of the joys of my second business.... 50+ plus folk in a queue all coughing sickness yuk germs and phlegm particles in your face 😷😱😰
Normal posting soon I hope.... Also hoping to get outside to Post Office tomorrow @TrishB 😉😘

Lovesbooks87 Oh no! Hope you feel better! 7mo
MrBook 😧 *biiiig hug from @BookBabe and me* 7mo
RadicalReader @Balibee146 wishing you a speedy recovery you‘re deeply missed here on Litsy love your content 7mo
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CouronneDhiver Yucky. Chicken soup for you 😕 7mo
TrishB I was hoping you were ok - thought you may have taken a few days out/time of year etc. Look after yourself 😘 and don‘t be worrying about the PO! 7mo
LeahBergen Oh, yuck. Feel better soon! ❤️ 7mo
Purrfectpages Feel better! 7mo
sprainedbrain Oh no... sorry you‘ve been sick! 7mo
Reggie I work in a casino where there‘s people who come in the flu because they can‘t stay away. So sorry your sick. Hope you feel better!! 7mo
batsy Feel better soon! 7mo
youneverarrived Hope you feel better soon 💚 7mo
Balibee146 @TrishB posted but maybe just missed the Xmas cut off.... Better late than never lol... Still sick but getting better now.... Just as well as I'm the only one who can cook our Christmas Dinner!! Lol xx 7mo
TrishB Hope you‘re feeling much better soon! There‘s a parcel at the PO that they tried to deliver yesterday - I‘ll let you know if that‘s it. Thank you 😘 have a lovely one . Card arrived 💜 7mo
Balibee146 @TrishB thanks... Posted both together so hopefully that's it. 😘😘🙏❤️ 7mo
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Will try for #25in5 though I may not make it I'm sure I'll have fun trying

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Beautiful Oops! | Barney Saltzberg
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Amazon Christmas shopping for other people and... Oops... Keep adding a wee extra for me to all the parcels... I should feel guilty but I work hard, right? #mountTBR #cantstopwontstop

LauraBeth You deserve it! 7mo
gradcat I‘m guilty! 7mo
Billypar I think Scarlett O'Hara approves 😀 7mo
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TrishB You go 👍🏻 7mo
Balibee146 @TrishB hoping next year is easier than 2018 then I'll have more time to read... Otherwise I'm acquiring faster than I'm finishing lol ⌚🙄📖😁 7mo
Balibee146 @Billypar 😂😂 7mo
Balibee146 @gradcat partners in crime.... 7mo
Balibee146 @LauraBeth 😘😘 7mo
TrishB I gave up worrying about the ratio of acquire/read. I think I probably average buying 30 a month and reading 15-20!!! They are piling up 😁 7mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Back to this one to finish after a reading break.... I've enjoyed it so far. #eveningplans

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What a beautiful little book, funny, sad, happy, silly then serious and moving.... Loved it ❤️📓❤️

TrishB I loved this. He‘s a very gifted writer. 7mo
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Lirael | Garth Nix
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Any book in the Abhorsen series, especially the middle of the original trilogy Lirael.... Or a bit of Potter 😉
#sundayfunday @sebrittain

mrsmarch YAAS SABRIEL 7mo
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Absolutely loving this #borrowed book - finishing today.
Any others in particular by Matt Haig recommended?? (already read How To Stop Time) ☺️

Tamra I liked this book. The first couple of chapters were hilarious. 7mo
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Thank you so much for your Christmas card and gifts @TrishB.... Oooh excited for Crimbles 😁🎄😁🎁🎄
Yours should reach you very soon... Plus that package I've been meaning to send you for ages lol #hopeless 😘😘😘

Jennick2004 That card! 💜 7mo
Texreader What a cute card! 7mo
Balibee146 @TrishB just caught my youngest about to 'help me' by opening them 😂😂 I was very restrained and didn't pretend I hadn't seen him 😜😜 7mo
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TrishB Lol 😁 it‘s always very tempting! My daughter is opposite end now and won‘t let you open before!! 7mo
Balibee146 @TrishB same with my older boy....having to be increasingly creative hiding things as he searches thoroughly including at his Nan's house 😂😂 7mo
TrishB I remember those days - searching for presents. I only found out in my teens that my mum hid all our presents in an elderly neighbours house- who loved being involved as she was on her own! 7mo
Balibee146 Awww @TrishB 🎄😍🎄 7mo
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You'd end up #frozen if you were exposed to Outer Space right? Plus I really need to make time for this short story collection.
#winterwonderland @TrishB @Cinfhen

TrishB Definitely frozen! 7mo
Balibee146 @Cinfhen 😂😂 7mo
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If Only | Jennifer Gilmore
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Hopefully tomorrow 🙏🙏🙏....... Hope you all have a great Saturday

ju.ca.no 🧡💛💚 7mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Word. That's me every day. 7mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️♥️ I hear you (edited) 7mo
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Prep our tax returns yawn
Work at 7am tomorrow, then visits from a plumber and an electrician more yawn, help my son finish his project about Trench warfare in WW1
IKEA are doing these tins of ginger thin Christmas shaped cookies yum yum
Tagged
Shout out to all the new Littens consider yourselves tagged 🙋🙋
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

CouronneDhiver Tax returns. No fun unless there‘s a refund involved. Lol 💸 7mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick If you and/or your son are into documentaries or WWI, Fathom Events has the Peter Jackson film doc They Shall Not Grow Old coming to theaters on Dec 17 & 27. Looks interesting! 7mo
Balibee146 Thanks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick sounds interesting... Will check it out 👍 7mo
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Other reads temporarily suspended so I can zip through this #borrowed book #currentlyreading

Reggie I loved this book!! 7mo
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Freebie second hand.... The premise looks interesting but no Litsy reviews..... UK author (Liverpool)....any opinions trusty Littens??

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Still behind on #winterwonderland..... These are the only books I have to hand featuring an #angel
Enjoyable YA.... Reminds me I wanted to finish the series.....
@TrishB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen 😇 7mo
TrishB Not heard of these ones! 7mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author I've written an angel book if you're looking for another book? 5mo
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Fun test! In Litsy terms I think I'm a pretty slow reader and I'm fine with that. Turns out that I'm average according to this test......wonder what number you'd get @TrishB 😉
http://projects.wsj.com/speedread/

DuckOfDoom I came out with 663 words... But that is not always the case, my reading speed varies a great deal depending on the book. The text was really simple, though 😁 7mo
Cathythoughts Must try later on 👍🏻😬 7mo
Leniverse I score a lot higher on these tests than my actual reading speed. Sure, I can zoom along and grasp content, but when I read a novel I read for more than just facts and info. And of course, like @DuckOfDoom says, it depends on the text! 7mo
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DuckOfDoom @Leniverse pretty good description, I totally agree. Reading a good book brings so much joy and I take my time. But it is cool to know that my top reading speed is so high 😁 7mo
Leniverse @DuckOfDoom Yes, your top speed is impressive! 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I get too nervous when I‘m timed 😬😆 7mo
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