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Caroline2

Caroline2

Joined July 2016

If I'm hiding books under the bed, does this mean I have a problem???
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Under the Blue | OANA. ARISTIDE
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It‘s arrived @Oryx 😃 Thank you so much for sending this to me! It sounds fascinating and I can‘t wait to read it! 👍

Oryx Very welcome! Hope you like it when you get to it 😁 2w
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Two Storm Wood | Philip Gray
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A great deal on kindle this morning. 👍 #99ponkindle #kindledailydeals

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The Girls Are All So Nice Here | Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
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You were right @squirrelbrain this was a cracking thriller! Rules of attraction meets The recovery of Rose Gold; this is dark and gritty, following a group of mean girls at college. Plenty of TWs but it‘s compulsive and has a shocking ending! 😲

Caroline2 TWs: rape, suicide, alcohol and drug abuse. 3w
squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! It‘s a great ‘distraction‘ book isn‘t it?! 3w
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The Girls Are All So Nice Here | Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
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Thank you so much @squirrelbrain for your lovely surprise present! 😃 The book sounds really fun! I can‘t wait to start it tonight! (I‘m already counting down till bedtime, absolutely shattered!!) Thank you so much for thinking of me. 😘

squirrelbrain You‘re welcome! It was a fun, if rather nasty, read! 1mo
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Devotion | HANNAH. KENT
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I‘m having a tough time lately so I decided to cheer myself up with some lovely books! It worked! 😃 👍 #bookloveselfcare

julesG 😍 1mo
LapReader Gorgeous covers. 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Hope you're OK and that things get better for you 💕 Great selection 😊 1mo
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Cinfhen Well done 💟Hope your mood brightens xx 1mo
Tamra Yay! 1mo
AmyG Hope things ease up for you. 😘 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yayyy👏 And hugs 1mo
scripturient Books always help. 😁 Hope you‘re feeling better soon! Did my letter arrive, btw? I‘m a bit worried I did something wrong when I posted it and hope it didn‘t get lost. 🙈 1mo
Caroline2 @scripturient Thanks Stef, no I‘m afraid it hasn‘t arrived yet. 😬 I‘ve been keeping an eye out for it. Hopefully it‘s just a bit delayed. 1mo
scripturient @Caroline2 😬 Oh no, I‘m sorry. I hope it will show up soon. It really isn‘t that far from London to Essex. 🙈 1mo
Caroline2 @scripturient Oh no worries at all, no need to apologise. I‘m sure it‘ll show up soon. 😉 👍 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Still Life was so lovely and made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I hope it has the same effect for you. ❤️ 1mo
Caroline2 @MicheleinPhilly Ohhh good to know! 😉 1mo
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Look what‘s on kindle deal today! 😉 perfect timing for #camplitsy #camptob in June. 👍

BarbaraBB Thanks for sharing! 1mo
squirrelbrain That is *perfect* timing! ❤️ 1mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Dead chuffed! 😁 👍 1mo
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Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
youneverarrived Ohh I‘ve been checking to see if it would come up on offer, thanks for sharing 😁 (edited) 1mo
Megabooks Thanks for posting!! 🎉🏕 1mo
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The Lost Ones | Anita Frank
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It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read a decent ghost story that made me want to sleep with the lights on! Set in an old Manor House in 1917, this is a creepy, gothic thriller with lots of atmosphere and mystery. I‘d recommend to fans of Stacey Halls, Laura Purcell and Michelle Paver.
(The second half was overly long which took the edge off the suspense - where are all the editors?!! still a cracking good read though!).

TrishB And a gorgeous cover! 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, good! I have this waiting on my shelves. 👍 1mo
Tamra Ohhhh, stacked! 👻 1mo
Tamra 😂🤣 I just realized I already had it TBR on my Kindle! Now I‘m going to bump it up! 1mo
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I‘ve finally finished! A soft pick. I loved some of it, other parts felt like a slog. I defo prefer Anna Karenina. But sooo glad to have finished at last! #chunksterchallenge #buddyread

squirrelbrain Yay - well done you! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain such a relief to finally be done with it! 😆 (I honestly think the BBC series was better! 😬) 1mo
jenniferw88 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
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BarbaraBB So good! 1mo
Cazxxx I‘m about 25% in and not loving it but not hating it either. I will finish it but I‘ve given myself til the end of the year and it‘s been easier as an audiobook 1mo
TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 1mo
Amiable HOORAY!! Great job! 1mo
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 1mo
ReadingRachael Yay!!! Yay!!! Currently working my way through this one too. Anna Karenina is one of my all time favourites….I don‘t think I‘ll like this nearly as well but it has been on my TBR for years so I‘m glad to finally be getting around to it! 1mo
Cathythoughts We‘ll done 👍🏻 1mo
Caroline2 @Cazxxx Yeah, I read a bit every day (and took a break for a few months) so it‘s taken me about a year to finish it!! 😆 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
Ruthiella Impressive! 👏👏👏 1mo
Biohaz74 Well done 1mo
Oryx Nice work! 1mo
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This is just what I needed! A cracking good read and the best thriller I‘ve read in ages. Six posh friends in Oxford, the night before getting their ‘A‘ level results, do something terrible that haunts them for years. This kept me guessing right to the end and how refreshing that it wasn‘t the husband all along!!!

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Loved this! Historical fiction at its best. Full of atmosphere and interesting characters and adventure on the high seas! 👍 #authoramonth

AmyG Ha...how many books has this man written? I haven‘t heard of this one. 2mo
Caroline2 @AmyG 😆 He is prolific! I hadn‘t heard of this one either, I just spotted it in a secondhand shop one day. 👍 2mo
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Ariadne | Daniel Agnew
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Meh! I don‘t think Greek Myths are my thing. I just found myself rolling my eyes when Dionysus said he was born too early so his dad sewed him into his thigh! I hate all the sexism (which I know this author addresses really well but it just wound me up!). So sad and tragic. Yeah, I‘m done with the Greek Myths now I think.

squirrelbrain I just finished it last night… I‘ll post my review in a bit! 2mo
TrishB Not got to yet! Warming it up well 😁 (edited) 2mo
Oryx Just posted my review. 👎 And I normally enjoy the Greek myths (by overlooking the sexism and misogyny). 2mo
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rockpools 😂😂 Oh dear! It‘s another resounding success, isn‘t it? 2mo
mrsmarch I haven‘t read this, but it‘s on my to-read, and speaking as a Classics major in college, just to be fair to Dionysus, you should _always_ roll your eyes at whatever he says, because he is as dumb as a fruit bat. And that‘s speaking poorly of fruit bats, for which I apologize to the fruit-bat kingdom. (edited) 2mo
Caroline2 @mrsmarch 😆 he is such a bimbo isn‘t he!! 😂 2mo
mrsmarch @Caroline2 That is par for Dionysus! No surprise here! 2mo
perfectsinner Awww I really liked it 2mo
Susanita Liked it but didn‘t love it. 2mo
Oryx Thanks so much for the amazon package- managed to get the note out to see who it was from without looking at the book! Trying to be good and open on Saturday. 😘 2mo
Caroline2 @Oryx you‘re welcome and glad it arrived in time. 👍 (feel free to look if ya like, I won‘t tell! 😆) 2mo
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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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Between a pick and a so-so. One of those rare occasions were the Netflix series was better than the book! 😆 It was a nice, easy read but I was disappointed by the lack of atmosphere or setting (I love all the lush scenery in the show). I‘ll still give the next book a try though. 👍

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This lives up to the hype! I loved the 1950s Hollywood setting, Evelyn is a fascinating character and it was a joy to read. Absolutely loved it! Thank you @Oryx for getting this for me!

RaeLovesToRead Wow! That was quick!!! You managed to finish it before I started 😅😅 Will tag you when I've read it. So glad you enjoyed it!! 3mo
squirrelbrain That was quick! Glad you liked it though! 3mo
Caroline2 @RaeLovesToRead Yeah, the husband went out for the night so I went to bed early with my book and I could not stop!!! I stayed up as late as him! 😆 It‘s so good. You‘ll rattle through it too. 👍 3mo
youneverarrived Agree it lives up to the hype. I couldn‘t put it down. 3mo
Oryx So glad you like it - it's definitely addictive! 3mo
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Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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This will prob change but for now this is my April TBR. #authoramonth

Caroline2 @squirrelbrain fancy starting Evelyn this weekend..? 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Evelyn 💚 3mo
Caroline2 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read it!! 😁 3mo
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RaeLovesToRead Ooh, if you're buddy reading, I might join! 😄 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Evelyn was a great book! 3mo
TrishB I‘m going to read that Boyne too (we‘ll I‘m planning too at the moment!). 3mo
squirrelbrain How funny, I nearly checked with you that we had the right Evelyn book! I‘ve read this one; the one on my TBR shelf is this one…. 🤣 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘d buddy read it anyway, with @RaeLovesToRead - it‘s *such* a good book. I do have this one on my TBR though as well so you just never know! 3mo
RaeLovesToRead @Caroline2 I will start it soon if you want to buddy read 😊 and @squirrelbrain The 7 deaths of Evelyn hardcastle is a book I have so much love for... it's my aesthetic to a T!!! 3mo
Caroline2 @RaeLovesToRead Yay 😃 defo up for a buddy read! 👍 I‘m starting tonight if you‘re ready? 3mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain how funny!! 😆 I really didn‘t like the seven deaths one. I bailed I think. 🤔 defo up for a crimson petal buddy read when you‘re ready. 👍 3mo
RaeLovesToRead @Caroline2 Yes, let's do it! 😁 I can see why someone might not like 7 deaths - it is very convoluted! I adored it though. 3mo
Caroline2 @TrishB I won‘t say buddy read as I don‘t want to jinx it. 😆 but it sounds like a good story and I loved the Mel Gibson film. 😉 3mo
TrishB It would definitely jinx it! 3mo
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Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir | Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
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Why would you write a memoir in the second person?!! All the you, youing is just doing my head in! 🙄

squirrelbrain Sounds a bit weird! 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
TrishB They doesn‘t sound like fun! 3mo
jewright Ugh...I hate second person. 3mo
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Such a Fun Age | Kiley Reid
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This was the right book at the right time. Like Little Fires Everywhere, I got totally sucked into this story with crackling dialogue and interesting characters. I really enjoyed it. 👍

Karons1 One of my favourite 🤩 books of last year and ever it‘s fantastic isn‘t it ? Hoping they do a tv 📺 adaptation. 😀 3mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one too 3mo
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Ohh 😯 I‘ve been wanting to read this for a while now. 👍 #kindledeal

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Yep 😬

Coleen 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
TiminCalifornia Indeed! 4mo
Fr3NcHtOaSt This! 4mo
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Leftcoastzen 👏😂 4mo
Suet624 Yes indeed. 4mo
MicrobeMom 😂😂 4mo
SW-T 😂😂😂 4mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 4mo
TrishB 😂😂 4mo
Tera66 😆🤣 3mo
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The Underwriting | Michelle Miller
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This was fun! For fans of ‘Billions‘ and ‘Industry‘, this is just as action packed and intriguing. Full of electric characters, egos and dodgy deals. Set in Wall Street and Silicon Valley, it‘s a fascinating insight into how millions can be made and lost! Loved it!!

tokorowilliamwallace Thanks for the complementary rec! I'm not very far in it yet, but I am a fan of Billions. 4mo
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The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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This is my March TBR stack.
(Subject to change depending on my mood, how I feel, the weather, what side of bed I get out of, what I‘m wearing and many other factors. 😬 ) #authoramonth #buddyread

rockpools That looks like a lovely heap. I look forward to co-ordinating outfits 😁 4mo
squirrelbrain Looking forward to our #buddyread! 4mo
squirrelbrain Ooh, the Lisa See is a potential that I bookmarked on Scribd, if you fancy buddy reading that? I‘m reading a NF of hers anyway but wanted to do one fiction at least… so this may be it! 4mo
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Caroline2 @squirrelbrain oh yay!! Two buddy reads! Well up for it! 😜 👍 4mo
Caroline2 @rockpools Ha! Watch this space!! 😆 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace I dabble in multiple different books, genres, and subjects each day, since my moods are ever-shifting and I'm a terribly slow reader. 4mo
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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A soft pick. This is a weird one. I‘ve seen it advertised as a Victorian Gothic. It‘s not, it‘s set in the 1780s! It‘s dark at times, like Laura Purcell. Hard to describe without giving it away. Parts I loved, parts were predictable. Fantastic writing tho.

Caroline2 Thank you soo much @jhod for getting this for me. It‘s was certainly different!! 4mo
jhod 😀 At least it wasn't a dnf! 4mo
Caroline2 @jhod No! I had to find out how it ended!! 👍 4mo
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julesG I'm catching up. 4mo
Mitch I love the idea of a 'soft pick' - it's a phrase i've needs many times! 4mo
squirrelbrain I may persevere then….! 4mo
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Woo hoo! I‘ve finally reached the halfway mark! 💪🏼 #chunksterchallenge

squirrelbrain Yay! Well done you! 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
La_Cori Yay!!! 🙌🏻🥳 5mo
Amiable Yay! I should reach the 50% mark of my chunkster later today, too! Just keep chugging along. :)
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MaureenMc 👏👏👏 5mo
rockpools 🎉🎉🎉 Keep going! 5mo
TrishB I‘m very impressed! 4mo
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Miss Austen | Gill Hornby
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This was a cosy read. I was really fascinated to find out more about Jane, her sister Cassandra and her best friend Eliza and their lives but I would have liked a bit more depth. Too many other characters. The past storyline was defo more interesting than the “present” too. But overall a comforting and interesting read. 😉

Caroline2 Thank you so much @TrishB for gifting this to me! 😃 👍 It was an enjoyable read. 5mo
squirrelbrain Great review… I‘m not even halfway through yet! No time to read this weekend…. 5mo
TrishB Glad you enjoyed 😁 4mo
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Wow! This is a shocking but fascinating story. How Holmes thought she could get away with it? Blind optimism? Too much faith in her ideas? Did she set out to deceive everyone? Be interesting to see what sentence she gets. Thank you for putting this on my radar @shadowspeak17 #newyearwhodis #nywd

janeycanuck I highly recommend listening to The Dropout podcast - the first season covers what you‘ve read in Bad Blood but the second covers the trial. 5mo
PathfinderNicole I read yesterday that one of the streaming services (Hulu I think?) is making a show about this based off The Dropout podcast! 5mo
Beachesnbooks i'm obsessed with this story--the Dropout and Bad Blood podcasts are also worth a listen!! 5mo
shadowspeak17 I‘m glad you liked it! It really is such a fascinating story. 5mo
BiblioLitten Oh my husband would love this one! 4mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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I really liked the beginning of this book; the characters, crumbling house, dual time line and I found myself nodding along to all the discussions. Then it felt repetitive and like I was being lectured. Good ending tho. 😆 (and of course, good ole Barb sure can write!!) #authoramonth

squirrelbrain I haven‘t noticed the repetitiveness yet…but I‘m only halfway through… Yes, you actually finished a buddy read before me! 🤣 (Got distracted by To Paradise…) 5mo
kathedron She does tend to get a bit didactic, but the writing's such a joy I'm not as irritated as I'd otherwise be. 🙂 5mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Irs been a stressful week so maybe I‘m just being very impatient and easily irritated. 😆 🤦‍♀️ 5mo
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Caroline2 @kathedron Yes! I love her writing too. I‘m looking forward to reading Flight Behaviour and The Bean Trees next. I have both waiting patiently on my tbr shelf. 😉 👍 5mo
kathedron I loved Flight Behaviour! (Have yet to read The Bean Trees.) 5mo
Caroline2 @kathedron yeah I‘ve heard good things about that one. 👍 5mo
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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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What a cracking start to the year! With Talented Mr Ripley vibes, a jaded creative writing teacher steals a plot from a dead pupil…! I guessed one of the twists early on but there‘s are so many twists and turns in this, it didn‘t matter and what an ending!! Best thriller I have read in a long time! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

rockpools That sounds fun! 6mo
batsy This sounds good 👍🏽 6mo
Kappadeemom I loved this one! 6mo
Oryx I really enjoyed this one too 5mo
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Doctor January | Rhoda Baxter
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My ambitious TBR pile to get me through January. Including my #authoramonth and #newyearwhodis picks.
Also my chunkster challenge for 2022. It‘s going to take me months to get through as I‘m going to read in between other books but that‘s ok, I‘m going to take my time as I get lost in Penman‘s beautiful writing. 😉

TrishB You have treats in store 😁 6mo
squirrelbrain Bad Blood is so good! I have Unsheltered on my TBR pile for this month too… 😁 6mo
Tamra I‘m stacking the Ritter memoir - not usually my genre but I do like nature related books. 6mo
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Caroline2 @squirrelbrain ohhhh…. You know what that means…… BUDDY READ!!!! 😁 🎉 6mo
Caroline2 @Tamra I like nature books too. 😉 6mo
Caroline2 @TrishB Just looking at this pile cheers me up! 😆 I hate January. 😒 6mo
monalyisha January is THE WORST. And I say that as a Capircorn/January baby. 🧁🕯 Totally irredeemable. 🙈 But books help! 6mo
squirrelbrain Of course, Caroline, BUDDY READ is a given! I‘m halfway through Flight Behaviour at the mo, so can start in a week or so, to suit you….just let me know! 6mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Yep, a week or two is good for me. 👍 6mo
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The Land Beyond the Sea | Sharon Kay Penman
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A fantastic Kindle deal today! Sharon Penman is one of my fav writers. Highly recommend for fans of medieval fiction or historical fiction or fans of books!! 😆 Her stories are great to get lost in. 👍

TrishB Great deal 👍🏻 6mo
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State of Terror: A Novel | Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton, To Be To Be Confirmed Simon & Schuster
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99p on kindle! 😃 👍

charl08 Nice one! 6mo
Cortg Oooh, this was my one and only gifted book for Christmas this year. I‘ve never read Louise Penny, though I did hear her talk at the Nat‘l book festival several years ago. 6mo
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Thank you @TrishB @scripturient @jhod for my lovely cards and bookmark! 😃 🎄 #jbuk

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Well this was fun! A classic murder mystery in an isolated location in the Scottish Highlands. Great characters to hate, fast paced writing and a plot that kept me guessing till the end. Just the sorta fluff my harangued brain needed right now. 😆 👍

RaeLovesToRead I loved this and I've bought her next book... I remember reading the descriptions on the back though ("the beautiful one... the golden couple...") and even after reading the whole book I still wasn't sure which description fit which character?? 6mo
squirrelbrain I liked this one too! 6mo
Caroline2 @RaeLovesToRead That‘s true!! 😆 6mo
Crazeedi Might have to add this!! 6mo
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The Winter Garden | Heidi Swain
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I normally love reading these cheesy books at Christmas but this year…. Meh. My frazzled brain just doesn‘t have the patience! 🤷‍♀️ 🤦‍♀️

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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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I don‘t normally like these small, quiet novels but this is superb. Set in a small Irish town in the 1980s in the days leading up to Christmas with the Magdalen Laundries just up the road…. This book has haunted me.

ShelleyBooksie Thank you for sharing - this sounds great. 6mo
squirrelbrain This just arrived for me on Libby and I‘ve just put it on my weekly forecast! 6mo
Tamra I‘m anxious to read this one! 6mo
Kdgordon88 My brother just brought me a copy this week and will definitely be reading it this week. 6mo
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I loved this book! It has the perfect tagline: For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or a life in a convent, Vasya will choose a third way: magic…! After a stressful week at work and my Dad being really ill with covid, this book was the perfect escape that, frankly kept me sane! 😬

GatheringBooks One of my fave fantasy series of all time! Hope your dad feels better soon. 6mo
ShelleyBooksie Sending your day speedy healing wishes! 6mo
Jas16 Hope your dad is feeling better soon. 6mo
Caroline2 @GatheringBooks @Shelleybeanz73 @Jas16 Thank you, he seems to be on the mend now thank god! You just don‘t know how these things will go, do you! 😬 6mo
Susanita I think this was my favorite of the series. 6mo
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Thank you Helen for my Christmas goodies! 😃 The little book sounds really interesting and the notebook is the perfect size for me to take to work. Thank you. 😘 ❤️ #jbuk

squirrelbrain You‘re welcome! Your tree looks wonderful! 6mo
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Thank you to Litsy pals for my lovely cards! 😘 ❄️ 🎄
#jbuk

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Here, on Litsy, we all know and appreciate the power of reading. It‘s food for the mind and soul. This book backs all that up with science and studies galore. I highly recommend this to anyone pregnant or with young children. Thank you so much for gifting this to me @squirrelbrain 😘

squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! 😘 7mo
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The People Awards | Lily Murray
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Is anyone else super excited for the Goodreads awards tomorrow?! 😃 I don‘t really buy or read the winners but I always enjoy looking!! 😆

julesG I'm looking. I'm frowning sometimes at the nominees, some are pretty recent publications. Still, it's always interesting to see what gets voted. 7mo
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I think the hype monster might have ruined this for me. It‘s not a fantasy book but a sentimental, Hallmark style Rom-com. Which is fine but not what I expected!! 😬

Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Thank you so much for getting this for my birthday! I‘m sorry I didn‘t love it but it was a nice, easy read which is just what my brain needed right now! ☺️ 7mo
TrishB I thought it was going to be sentimental so enjoyed as that. Sometimes hype and expectation do spoil it! 7mo
Caroline2 @TrishB Defo! I went in expecting some Harry Potter style book so it was a bit jarring!!! 😆 🤦‍♀️ 7mo
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squirrelbrain Hmmm… I had this down for one of the prompts for #booked2022 so I might change my mind now…. 7mo
Litsi What a surprise. Hmm. Now I don‘t know. 7mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain you might like it?! It seems to be a marmite book? 🤷‍♀️ or maybe I‘m just grumpy and not in the mood for soppiness!!! 😆 7mo
julesG @squirrelbrain The audiobook was good. The narrator did an excellent job with the different voices. 7mo
squirrelbrain I may give that a go then @julesG 7mo
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Just for Christmas | Scarlett Bailey
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If anyone is looking for a feel good Christmasy read that‘s not too cheesy this is really good and only 99p on Kindle. 😉 👍

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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Thank you so much @jhod for gifting this to me! 😃 Such a beautiful cover and it sounds really intriguing! I can‘t wait to read it! 😊 ☕️ 📖 👍

ju.ca.no It looks so pretty! Ad the title is intriguing! 7mo
jhod Happy belated birthday!! Xx 7mo
BookBelle84 I loved this one! 7mo
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This book reminded me why I love thrillers! It‘s set in the remote, snowy Scottish highlands and is full of 90s thriller vibes (think Fatal Attraction, Sleeping with the enemy etc). The ending is bonkers but this is the most enjoyable thriller I‘ve read in a long time!

TrishB I enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 7mo
squirrelbrain I can‘t remember if I bought this on Kindle offer or not! 🤔 7mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain I got it on a 99p deal too. I think it‘s still 99p on kindle 🤔 7mo
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squirrelbrain Yeah, just went to buy it, and I already bought it 6 weeks ago! 😜 7mo
MicheleinPhilly @squirrelbrain I went to buy something yesterday and I had already bought it in December. Of 2017. 😬🤦🏻‍♀️ 7mo
squirrelbrain @MicheleinPhilly 🤣 🤦‍♀️ 7mo
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Himself: A Novel | Jess Kidd
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Ohhh 😯 thank you so much for sending this to me @kathedron It‘s described as dark, atmospheric Irish fiction about strange kindnesses, casual violence and buried secrets! This sound right up my street!! 😀 ☕️ 📖 I can‘t wait to read it. 👍

kathedron You're very welcome, Caroline! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂 7mo
Caroline2 @kathedron It sounds really good. 👍 7mo
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Thank you very much to the thoughtful Litten who sent me this book. I couldn‘t find a note so I‘m not sure who it‘s from?? 🤔 #jbuk

Crazeedi Happy birthday!!🎂🎁📚💕 7mo
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday Caroline! 7mo
squirrelbrain I *think* it might be from Emma @Oryx 😉 7mo
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Caroline2 @squirrelbrain ahhhh! 😉 Thank you so much Emma! This sounds really good and different. I can‘t wait to read it! 😀 @Oryx 7mo
Caroline2 @Crazeedi @MicheleinPhilly Thanks ladies! 😃 7mo
Oryx Yes, was from me! They must have forgot to include the happy birthday note 🎁. I saw it on your tbr and it's one I really liked, so hope you do too! 7mo
Caroline2 @Oryx Thank you! I love books set in space so I‘m sure I will! 😉 7mo
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Thank you so much @squirrelbrain for my fab presents. They‘ve really cheered me up. I‘ve started Cerulean already and loving it so far. 😃 👍

erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday! 🥳📚 7mo
squirrelbrain You‘re welcome! I haven‘t read that one yet so looking forward to what you think. 😘 7mo
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AmyG Happy Birthday 🎈🎁🎂 7mo
youneverarrived Happy Birthday! 😘 7mo
IuliaC Happy birthday! 🥳 7mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Thank you so much @rockpools These both sound so good and it‘s always so lovely receiving book post! 😃 👍

squirrelbrain I loved Convenience Store Woman 😁👍 7mo
Crazeedi I want the oliver book! On my tbr! 7mo
rockpools Hope you‘re having a lovely day (even with work!) 7mo
Caroline2 @rockpools I have thank you! 😁 7mo
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A Woman in the Polar Night | Christiane Ritter
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Thank you so much @TrishB for my fab birthday presents!! 😃 Both of these sound so good, I can‘t wait to read them. 👍

TrishB You‘re welcome ♥️♥️ have a fab day tomorrow. 7mo
squirrelbrain Ooh I got Miss Austen in the Gladstone‘s book swap! (Is that where you got the idea from @TrishB ?! ) It sounds so good - I have it on my #booked2022 list if you fancy a #buddyread next year. 7mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain yes 😁 Caroline stacked so I thought perfect! 7mo
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Nute Happy Birthday!🎂🎁🎉 🎈 7mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Yes! I am well up for a buddy read. 😃 I‘m ready whenever is good for you. 👍 it sounds soooo good! 7mo
Caroline2 @Nute Thanks! 😘 7mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 7mo
Suet624 Happy birthday! 7mo
Caroline2 @LeahBergen @Suet624 Thanks ladies. 🎉 7mo
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A Woman in the Polar Night | Christiane Ritter
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Thank you so much @TrishB for my fab birthday presents!! 😃 Both of these sound so good, I can‘t wait to read them. 👍

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The Gladstones: A Novel | Frank Trollope
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Thank you so much to the Gladstone ladies for my lovely postcard. I‘m genuinely touched you thought me. 🥲 I‘ve still got my deposit booked with them so I really hope I can make it next year. (It‘s in the diary!!)

TrishB There will be an Amazon parcel arriving this afternoon for tomorrow‘s birthday 😁 up to you when you open! 7mo
Caroline2 @TrishB wooooo weird timing Trish as it JUST this minute arrived!! 😃 Thank you so much, I‘ll open it now as I need cheering up!! (And when it comes to waiting to open presents I‘m 3yrs old and struggle to wait!!! 😆) 7mo
squirrelbrain You‘re welcome - we missed you! 😘 7mo
Oryx We missed you! Fingers crossed for next year 7mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain @Oryx Thanks guys! ☺️ I‘ve got my fingers crossed for next year!! 😉 👍 7mo
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The Dragon Republic | R. F. Kuang
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A soft pick. The beginning and ending were great but there‘s a good 200 pages in the middle that, because of a stupid plot point, really dragged and we‘re frankly boring and annoying. It‘s very hard to root for Rin in this book and I loved her in the first book. Hmm.

Caroline2 Did anyone else find it really annoying when Rin lost her powers?! For me, the story lost all interest then and just became a bog standard war trauma retelling?! 7mo
Vansa Given that Rin is supposed to be Mao Zedong in a fantasy setting, she's definitely not meant to be sympathetic! 7mo
Caroline2 @Vansa Ahhhhhh, ok that makes more sense! 👍 7mo
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