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beckygracelea

beckygracelea

Joined April 2016

In perpetual need of more bookcases.
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Farundell | L. R. Fredericks
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Reading this at the moment and it's lovely and magical.

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New purchase train reading. Damn you, Foyles. (Kidding. Ily.)

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Loved this! Interested to know what you think! 2y
beckygracelea @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I shall let you know! 2y
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Treated myself for the journey on to a friend's wedding today #trainreads

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The Accursed | Joyce Carol Oates
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Payday book treats

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At the grandad's, in case anyone ever wondered where I got my book boarding habit from. Doesn't cover bookcases in four other rooms...

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I loved this so much. Mieville's imagination is a constant source of awe.

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Ancillary Justice | Ann Leckie
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A book so good, I ordered the next two before I'd finished. It's a classic tale of revenge blended with a philosophical look at the nature of selfhood and humanity in a refreshingly original way.

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Um... I accidentally read this in one sitting as it got dark. Sweaty, tense, and disturbing, but also quite brilliant.

Marla I agree. It was such a disturbing story but well written. I stayed up half the night finishing. 2y
beckygracelea @Marla It's completely absorbing! Pleasantly surprised by it. 2y
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Did the old forgot I preordered something surprise #bookpost thing today.

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Starting this tonight, in between writing projects.

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Beloved Poison | E S Thomson
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The solution was somewhat signposted, but lord, what an atmosphere Thomson creates in the grounds of St Saviours hospital. I loved Jem as a main character too, a nice lens through which to explore Victorian London as a woman in a man's guise. Clever stuff, looking forward to the next one.

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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One advantage of being ill is having the chance to sit and read a book in one sitting. This was a lot of fun; great concept, solid characters, and if you've ever worked in retail, a couple of recognisable things.

Absolutely love the book design too. Such a neat parody.

BekahB I loved the furniture diagrams in this book! 2y
beckygracelea @BekahB They are so clever. The descriptions made me laugh a lot. 2y
MCYmermaid Looking forward to Grady's new Horror Cover Art retrospective collection. 2y
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Not at all what I expected, but quite lovely and clever all the same.

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Saturday morning reading 😊

Texreader Beautiful cover 2y
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I find that first paragraph very comforting.

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Finished this on my lunch break and absolutely loved it. Takes "high school is hell" as a metaphor and runs with it. Hendrix is occasionally a little heavy-handed with the referencing, but there's a great pay off to be had. Heartily recommend.

stargazerblue49 That cover is so 80's! I love it! 2y
beckygracelea @stargazerblue49 It's so cool isn't it? I kept looking at it all the time while reading. 2y
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1. Cheshire, UK
2. The Gallows Pole - Benjamin Myers
3. The Summer Book - Tove Jansson
4. Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve
5. The Princess Bride
6. The Thorn of Emberlain - Scott Lynch
#letstalkaboutbooksbaby

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Book and cricket. Love this front cover so much.

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Ahhhh this collection is so good. Williams' use of language is astonishing and some of those stories are among the most heartbreakingly romantic ones I've read. Highly recommend.

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Ghosts on the Shore | Paul Scraton
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This is such a beautiful piece of work, pulling together various disciplines, people, and events into a patchwork exploration of Germany's Baltic coast. It's appropriately haunting and reflective.

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I thought this was a bittersweet tale that's not necessarily the one the blurb promises, but one that is great nonetheless. I liked the Don Quixote links a lot and the forays into fantasy were cleverly done.

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Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Love it already.

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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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Current potential holiday reading stack. Subject to change because I'm indecisive #LeasDoIreland #bookstagram #holidayreads

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The Dark Half | Stephen King
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"The sparrows are flying again."

Train reading.

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Bloodline (Star Wars) | Claudia Gray
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This ended up being a great, albeit bittersweet, read. Gray captures Leia so well, it was impossible not to hear Carrie Fisher's voice. Also, proves Galactic Senate politics can be interesting.

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Bloodline (Star Wars) | Claudia Gray
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Lunchtime reading. Leia's such a badass.

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The Gallows Pole | Benjamin Myers
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This is just brilliant. Gritty, rich, and evoking such a sense of place, Myers crafts a fascinating folkloric tale of criminality in the face of the oncoming Industrial Revolution.

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The Gallows Pole | Benjamin Myers
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The landscape descriptions in this are so often astonishing.

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The Gallows Pole | Benjamin Myers
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Tonight's reading. I've been looking forward to this one for ages.

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This is a truly fantastic piece of writing. Brutal, honest, relevant... all of these things and more. Really recommend.

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The Gallows Pole | Benjamin Myers
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More #bookpost. Really excited about reading The Gallows Pole especially. Benjamin Myers' Pig Iron is my favourite library find.

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Long overdue a re-read and I've seen lots of Garner mentions recently so taking it as a sign.

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#Riotgrams Day 29: #AFavouriteHobby I spend a lot of my time watching films and writing about them, so here are some of my film book collection.

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lycomayflower Nice! 2y
Centique That's really good! 2y
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#Riotgrams Day 27: #RetroCoverFun Picked these up at a local charity sale. Spent ages rummaging to grab as many as I could.

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This was really fascinating and some of the stories present interesting twists on the genre and the country's potential destination. Highly recommend.

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Morning reading.

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The Muse: A Novel | Jessie Burton
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Hard to grade as a pick or so-so because I really enjoyed aspects of it; Burton's style, the female characters. But I've read so many dual timeline books that I'd pieced together the plot within the first quarter and given it's quite a slow burn, it left me a little impatient.

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Blood Sinister | Celia Rees
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#Riotgrams Day 23: #bookiveownedthelongest Not technically the longest, but this is the first book I bought with my own money (Q9 in the library sale). Remains one of my favourite Point Horrors.

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The Muse: A Novel | Jessie Burton
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#Riotgrams Day 22: #CurrentRead Lunchtime shot!

Jess_Read_This This sounds pretty good! #Stacking for sure! 2y
beckygracelea @Jess_Read_This I'm enjoying it so far - really liked The Miniaturist too if you haven't read that yet. 2y
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Lost Stars | Claudia Gray
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I loved this. Really interesting to get a "ground's eye" view of the original trilogy and explore the morality of the Rebel Alliance and the Empire a little deeper.

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#Riotgrams Day 21: #animalcover One of my very favourite fairytale reworkings.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Lovely cover! 2y
TheLondonBookworm Ooooh I haven't read this one- I have a serious obsession with. Fairy tales so this is a tbr for sure! 2y
beckygracelea @TheLondonBookworm It's so lovely (and a bit grim in places). I got completely swept away by it. 2y
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#Riotgrams Catch-up! Day 16-20 #BookSetNearWhereILive (local treasure Alan Garner) #GetCrafty #BookThatMadeMeCry #Opposites #Celestial

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#Riotgrams Day 15: #FavouriteTwist Can't beat Daphne.

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#Riotgrams Day 14: #Cookbook #Food themed books for today. Rick Stein's book makes me feel hungry just thinking about it. Made a couple of recipes so far and they've been divine. The Vegetarian is less relaxing, but easily one of my favourite reads from last year.

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#Riotgrams Day 13: #Freebie This was part of a deal from the Folio Society years ago when my dad was collecting books. He's not the biggest Austen fan...

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Hot Milk | Deborah Levy
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#Riotgrams Day 12: Some of my planned #SummerReads

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The Years | Virginia Woolf
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#Riotgrams Day 11: #FreeLittleLibrary Had a wander up to this phone box, which is now a community book exchange, this morning. Picked up The Years, The Rotters' Club, and a collection of Jhumpa Lahiri's short stories.