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Cathythoughts

Joined June 2017

Books that linger, the good books stay with you
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Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
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The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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#wondrouswednesday

Not too sure ..around Springtime 2017 🤔
A Bookclub member
More times a million ... I was searching everywhere for books .... Litsy had/has the answers
Crime / literary fiction / ( reading The Wych Elm - Tana French - now ... a perfect combination )
@Cinfhen ♥️ always liked my posts , encouraged me & brought me in , showed me the ropes @TrishB @batsy & my first Litsy book gift & friend ♥️ @erzascarletbookgasm

Balibee146 great book tag choice for these prompts 💪💪
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Cathythoughts @Balibee146 thanks!! And what a great book ♥️♥️♥️ 44m
Balibee146 @cathythoughts I have it as a so so....I remember exactly when I read it....snowed in between Xmas and New Year and wasn't enjoyable.....it may have been me / just not the right time....I think I will re read soon xx 37m
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Cinfhen I feel like you were ALWAYS on Litsy, Cathy!! I can‘t remember a time without you 😘 34m
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks for your lovely comment !! I really appreciate all you have done .... here‘s to more bookish fun & contact 😘😘😘 28m
Cathythoughts @Balibee146 I need to reread too ... I think it would be an interesting reread .... could go anyway 🤷🏻‍♀️for both of us 😉😆 24m
TrishB What @Cinfhen said! Always been a book friend ♥️ 15m
Balibee146 🎯🎲 13m
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#Two4Tuesday
A few bits and pieces but I love other languages... I love the sound of them
2. Yes ,again , I would get the few essentials.I think people appreciate that you make the effort

Lovely questions Thankyou I see that Irish writers are translating famous works into Irish now ... it‘s an enigma to me & I really love it ... Bob Dylan has been translated & sung in Irish , Also Nick Drake ♥️ and Lorca sounds haunting @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Interesting on the Irish. I am glad to hear an effort is being made to not lose the language. 1d
Cathythoughts @TheSpineView isn‘t it wonderful... I‘m amazed at it .. I hear the translators even questioning themselves... & then deciding just to serve it up & see what happens ♥️ 1d
TheSpineView @Cathythoughts Totally! 💝 1d
JazzFeathers Irish is such a lovely language. I'd lke to lesrn it one day. 14h
Cathythoughts @JazzFeathers it‘s is lovely ... I don‘t speak it , only a few words ... my husband is a fluent speaker though ♥️ 14h
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The Wych Elm | Tana French
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I started this one today .... so far , really good 👍🏻♥️

TrishB Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 3d
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks!! It‘s my 5th Tana .... I‘ve never been disappointed & this one is a stand alone ( not part of the Dublin Murder Squad series .... ♥️ 3d
TrishB I‘ve read three (to make sure!) but not a big fan! Though I know they‘re well loved ❤️ 3d
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Cathythoughts @TrishB she can go on a bit sometimes! But I love her anyway ♥️ 3d
squirrelbrain Yay! Hopefully better than the last one! 3d
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain thanks! I love Tana ... 🤞🏻♥️ 3d
erzascarletbookgasm ❤️Hope you‘ll enjoy! My treasured copy is waiting for me, thanks 😘). I still need to read books 5 & 6, although this is a stand-alone (I‘m weird like that!) 3d
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I need to read 5 & 6 too. .... really enjoying this one now , she is so good ♥️ 3d
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Bailedbailed

I gave it 150 pages ... and I‘m bailing. Story line is ok , characters & writing .... not for me. Some of the images are cringe-worthy ... my mind was ‘spinning like a washing machine‘... 🤦🏻‍♀️
Definitely potential in the plot .. I almost kept going to see what happened next , but I couldn‘t.... 🤷🏻‍♀️

ljuliel You‘ve got more patience than me. If a book isn‘t catching my attention by the first few pages or chapters, I usually toss it and move on. Too many other books waiting for a turn. 🙂 3d
TrishB I‘ll leave it on the pile for a while longer! 3d
Cathythoughts @ljuliel I agree ! Too many books waiting .... the plot kept me in for awhile ... anyway , moving on now... 👍🏻♥️📚 3d
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ljuliel I hope you find something really good for your next one. ❤️ 3d
Cathythoughts @TrishB it‘s not that bad ... maybe I‘m being too critical .. it‘s definitely not for me though 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3d
Cathythoughts @ljuliel thanks 👍🏻♥️ 3d
squirrelbrain I thought this one was ‘OK‘ - that was all! 😁 3d
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain yes! And you know, if I could read faster I might have plowed on to find out what happened ... 👍🏻♥️ 3d
Lindy Were you not even tempted to skip to the last chapter and read the end before you bailed? 3d
Cathythoughts @Lindy ... I think I wanted to move on. I‘m reading Tana French, The Wych Elm , now.... happy out !! Thanks ♥️👍🏻 3d
Lindy @Cathythoughts Hope this one grabs you. 🤞 3d
LeahBergen Once I start eye-rolling at the writing... that‘s it for me! 😆 3d
Balibee146 Oh that's horrible 🙄🙄😮🙃 def a bail 1d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @Balibee146 👍🏻😂🤦🏻‍♀️ 1d
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Witchwild | Emma Fischel
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@REPollock #big10k Congratulations my literary friend 👏🏻👏🏻💕

I was never a big Halloween fan .... although I loved dressing up as a child & still do.
I remember being a witch & that was fun.
Thankyou for this fab giveaway 👍🏻♥️

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Hi Paula , looking forward to our match tomorrow! The talk over here goes like this : “ well , yes, we are afraid, but we have to remember , they Are human .... “ basically , we are scared & in Awe ! So much respect for NZ ♥️
Looking forward to the Haka ! Love from Ireland 🇮🇪😘

@Centique

Shemac77 Haka!!!!!!!! 5d
Cathythoughts @Shemac77 yes!! Haka ♥️♥️♥️ they will be doing it tomorrow ... can‘t wait 5d
Centique Hi Cathy 💕💕Oh they‘re definitely human 😊 we really struggled against South Africa! I was meaning to write to you and say how sorry I am about Bundee Aki being red carded. I didn‘t think that was a high tackle, the other guy just got lower and lower as he approached Aki! Looking forward to tonight. Everyone here loves the Irish so I dont dread losing to you guys the way I do with SA or ENG 😉 5d
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Centique So yes - huge love and respect to you guys back from us! I think the Irish bars will do a good trade in Auckland tonight, full of Kiwis and Irish, everyone will be arm and arm at the end, whatever the outcome 🥰 5d
CarolynM We'll be cheering for Ireland tonight🍀 5d
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Morning / Evening Carolyn it‘s 8 o‘clock a.m. here. C‘mon Australia 🇦🇺 ... we will be rooting for you in a few minutes ..... 5d
CarolynM Thanks Cathy. I just hope it's a good game😬 5d
TrishB We‘ll see one of you in the semis after the most surprising quarter final 😁😁 4d
Cathythoughts @Centique Paula , ye were amazing 👍🏻 congratulations!! 4d
Cathythoughts @TrishB ye will play the All Blacks ! That‘s going to be some game 👍🏻 4d
TrishB Don‘t fancy our chances at all. But it‘s exciting 👍🏻 4d
Centique @Cathythoughts oh thanks Cathy! It was a good game but such a shame you were missing a key player @TrishB I‘m always so nervous when we play England. You guys are on fire. But yes it will be exciting for sure 😊 4d
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Lord of the Rings | J R R Tolkein
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1. Havnt read sinse I was 20. Would love to sit down on a desert island and take my time - no interruptions
2. Socks 🤷🏻‍♀️🧦♥️
3. Purple Mountain in Kerry - a great climb
4. Sardines 🤭🤢( hubby loves them 🙄)
5. I‘m not a Halloween person ... but for my witchy granddaughter I will do it 👍🏻♥️

@howjessreads #friYAYintro

Susanita GMTA 😀 5d
Cathythoughts @Susanita yes! Absolutely 5d
Cathythoughts @Susanita you know it‘s the book ! Powerful! And it‘s the time in my life that I read it ... a magical time magical 🧙‍♀️♥️ 5d
Balibee146 Great book choice.... I've still not read it... Tried about three times and never got out of the 'shire at the start... Must give it a proper go once I've hit my good reads goal this year (first year I'm in danger of missing it and my tidy mind can't break that chain lol) 🔗🔗 4d
Cathythoughts Oh dear ... I‘m sure you won‘t break that chain 👍🏻...... it really gets scary outside the Shire .... I was terrified reading it back then - “good” terrified - I‘d love too read again someday - (edited) 4d
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Very #unpopularopinion I‘ve read half & Im bailing . This did start off strong & I had high hopes ( great reviews) ... but , alas , not for me. This seemed YA to me ... maybe my imagination, as I believe this writer has YA books too... I loved the setting - Yale, secret societies , Magic & there were some lovely bits of writing here and there , but not for me 🤷🏻‍♀️

TrishB Can‘t force it! 6d
Cathythoughts @TrishB So true Trish, I really wanted to like it ... but as you say - you can‘t force it 👍🏻 6d
saresmoore The premise sounds like something I would like, but your review makes me think probably not. I‘ll see if I can get a library copy because now I just want to find out for myself! 6d
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Balibee146 When you know, you know 👍👍 6d
Cathythoughts @saresmoore I‘d be very interested to hear your thoughts whenever you may get there 👍🏻♥️ 6d
Cathythoughts @Balibee146 You just do ! Don‘t you 👍🏻👍🏻 6d
merelybookish I guess Stephen King's blurb is wrong! 😆 6d
Cathythoughts @merelybookish oh dear 😂yes , for me anyway 6d
batsy Oh dear! The premise does sound enticing as @saresmoore points out. I'll try to rein in my expectations if I do decide to give this a go :) 6d
Cathythoughts @batsy yes! I had my own idea of what it would be like .... sometimes when I go in like that I‘m pleasantly surprised & delighted with whatever way it all goes. This one fell a bit flat for me .... that‘s the way it goes 😁👍🏻 plenty more books out there 🙃 plenty of fish in the sea 😆 (edited) 6d
batsy @Cathythoughts Haha, yes! Plenty of fish 😂 #infiniteTBR 6d
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Finally got a chance to start reading this. So far this book ... the setting , the characters , the content .... I‘m settling in very nicely .. it‘s almost like I‘ve been here before & I definitely havnt 👍🏻♥️🖤

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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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We are reading The Testaments for Bookclub... really want to read Girl Woman Other too ♥️♥️♥️

charl08 Both such great books, hope you can read the Evaristo soon. I also loved her earlier one 6d
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Butcher's Hook | Janet Ellis
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Thankyou Rachel, the book arrived this morning, with your lovely card & words & gift. You are very good. 👍🏻♥️ There‘s no panic with the Sarah Winman ... take all the time you want , sure we‘ve all read it now 👍🏻 XXX Cathy. #LMPBC

RachelO That was quick! Glad it arrived and really hope you enjoy it 😊 1w
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 1w
Cathythoughts @TrishB that‘s good to hear .... I don‘t know what to expect .. probably the best way to go in 👍🏻♥️ 1w
Tamra I have had this TBR for so long! Anxious for your thoughts. 6d
Cathythoughts @Tamra yes! Looks good , I will hopefully start in next week or two 🤞🏻.... I‘ll keep you posted 😉 6d
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Next up for me. A Litsy recommendation 👍🏻 Excited to see what this one is like.....

eraderneely On the library holds list. 8 weeks! 1w
EchoLogical @eraderneely I got lucky and ended up first on the list, which never happens to me. 1w
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howjessreads Ooh! Didn‘t know she had another book out! 1w
EchoLogical @eraderneely I'm trying to hurry up and finish The Ten Thousand Doors of January because I started it first and someone's waiting on it so I haven't even started this one yet. 😵 1w
rohit-sawant Really looking forward to this one. Hope you enjoy! 1w
GripLitGrl Hope you enjoy it! 1w
Cathythoughts @rohit-sawant it‘s getting a big thumbs up on Litsy 🤞🏻 1w
Cathythoughts @GripLitGrl thanks Marianne! It was your post that caught my eye ..... ♥️👍🏻 1w
Cathythoughts @eraderneely @EchoLogical @howjessreads I‘ve never heard of this writer before..... ♥️ 🤞🏻 1w
batsy What @rohit-sawant said! :) 1w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! I hope I get some reading time later 🤞🏻and can make a proper start 1w
EchoLogical @Cathythoughts I'm a huge fan of hers. She wrote the Shadow and Bone books which are getting adapted into a Netflix show. I think this book will be a show on Amazon. 1w
GripLitGrl @Cathythoughts awe thank you 😊 1w
Cathythoughts @EchoLogical that‘s good to hear! It‘s a different kind of book for me .... so far so good 🤞🏻 1w
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Just finished!! Such a pleasure to read .. funny & mad & Jackson Brodie ♥️.
I‘ve never read her novels that are not Jackson ones. ..... must give one a try. Any suggestions out there ?!!

charl08 Love her first one Behind the Scenes at the Museum. 1w
Cathythoughts @charl08 thanks! And , you know , I have that one on my kindle 👍🏻♥️ 1w
JennyM I love this photo - looks so cosy and inviting! 1w
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CarolynM I loved Life After Life and I loved its companion book, A God in Ruins, even more. 1w
Cathythoughts @JennyM thanks Jenny ! We lit our first fire too 🥰 1w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM thanks! I‘ll stack those two 😁👍🏻👍🏻 1w
batsy Yes, beautiful pic! Lovely autumn vibes. 1w
Cathythoughts @batsy thankyou my friend 😘 1w
NomiReads Life After Life is so good! 1w
TrishB I didn‘t like Life After Life but loved A God in Ruins. Be interested to see what you think! 1w
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The Joker | Brian Azzarello
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Mixed reviews.... went to see it with Husband today ... so glad I did. Visually beautiful ✨Joaquin Phoenix is amazing. Really loved this ... lots of thinking to be done now ... Brilliant ♥️

4thhouseontheleft I‘m on the fence about seeing this, since I love both Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. They are hard acts to compete with! (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts @4thhouseontheleft I didn‘t see those movies .. so I can‘t compare. But I agree 2 Great actors... this movie is from a different perspective ( I think ) ... be interested to hear your thoughts if you go 👍🏻 2w
batsy I felt the same. Visually affecting and beautiful and the best thing to me is how much he conveys through movement and changing body language. Really remarkable! 2w
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GripLitGrl Curious about this one with all the mixed reviews. Glad you enjoyed it 2w
Cathythoughts @GripLitGrl thanks!! It really good , I think. 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy His movement really touched me too... the expression of his body ... a beautiful sight... .... it was so good , wasn‘t it !!!!!! ♥️💔 (edited) 2w
batsy @Cathythoughts Yes, well put! So much thinking to be done, as you said ❤️ His performance really affected me 2w
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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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Huge congrats @Librarybelle & Thankyou for this lovely giveaway ♥️.
I‘d like to read tagged book as I‘ve seen it reviewed on Litsy & I feel drawn to it 👍🏻
#200KGiveaway

Thankyou ♥️ Well done 👍🏻

Librarybelle Thank you! I‘ve heard good things about this book! 2w
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Odie plays the harmonica... I love the harmonica. ♥️🎼.... this is a very quotable book

jenniferw88 Hi Cathy, just letting you know that #lmpbc arrived safely today. 2w
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 thanks Jenny ! ♥️ 2w
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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2 shots of coffee & a new book on a sunny Sunday autumn morning 👍🏻📖☕️
@Tamra have you read this one ? Meant to be lovely descriptions of nature ♥️

erzascarletbookgasm Enjoy your Sunday! 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie! You too X 2w
Cinfhen Nice photo 2w
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TrishB Look forward to your review! Have this on a future purchase list! 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB if the beginning is anything to go by ... it‘s going to be a good one 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Eggs Cathy your hair is so pretty- angel hair ❤️❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @eggs thanks ... I‘m getting there inch by inch 👍🏻😘 2w
Tamra No, but he is a star Minnesota author and I‘m embarrassed to admit I haven‘t read any of his books! I will rectify it with this one because I do love it when nature is a featured element of a story. 😁 2w
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What a great story. !!! It seemed perfectly written to me. Set in 1860‘s ... setting a strange & haunting atmosphere in Gaudlin Hall. A teacher comes to mind & intruct 2 young children. By the second half , the atmosphere is fully created ... I‘m starting to feel unsettled in myself.
My 2d John Boyne ... and again he brings depth & characters & a compelling read.
5⭐️

TrishB Great review Cathy 👍🏻 he‘s a very talented writer. 3w
Tamra Yay! I‘m only 66% in and engrossed. 👻 3w
batsy Sounds great! I'll add it to the pile 👍🏽❤️ 3w
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Nute @Cathythoughts @Tamra You both have got me sooo pumped up for this book. Agreed @TrishB, John Boyne is an amazing storyteller! Doing the same as @batsy, adding it to the PILE!🙂 (edited) 3w
Andrew65 @TrishB He is! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Great review, Cathy! What a coincidence, I‘ve just started reading this! 😁🙌 3w
Cathythoughts Thanks Trish ! I loved it. He is so talented 👍🏻 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra it‘s good 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy I think you will like it 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts @Nute look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm oh I can‘t wait to hear what you think ... ♥️ 3w
Centique This sounds so atmospheric! 😍 2w
Cathythoughts @Centique it is & so beautifully written 2w
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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1. 👍🏻♥️📖
2. Black
3. My most fun days were my granddaughter days 💕
4. Just about ... 😚( a kiss emoji ? or a whistle maybe
5. Thanks for the tag @Eggs & Friday love to all you Littens out there ♥️

#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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In town for lunch .... couldn‘t resist this in the bookshop. Such a gorgeous cover ♥️

BibliophileLibrarian FunFact: Tom Hanks is narrating the audio. ☺️ 3w
Cathythoughts @BibliophileLibrarian that‘s a very fun fact ! I love him 😍. Says a lot about the book too 3w
CarolynM Enjoy! 3w
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Caroline2 I bought this the other day too! I‘ve loved her other books so I‘m hoping this one is going to be just as good! 😉 3w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM thanks 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts @Caroline2 I loved Bel Canto ♥️.... fingers crossed for this one 🤞🏻...beautiful looking book 3w
Reviewsbylola Amazing cover. I wouldn‘t be able to resist either! 3w
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime I'm like 100pgs into this book & liking it so far 🙂 3w
erzascarletbookgasm All the #CoverLove for this! I‘ve seen a pic of a hardback with sprayed edges..absolutely gorgeous!🤞 ..we both loved Bel Canto. 😊❤️ 3w
BeckyMerilatt I read this book almost in one sitting! It‘s soo good. 3w
Cathythoughts @Reviewsbylola 👍🏻♥️♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime good to hear 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes it‘s a lovely cover. We did love Bel Canto Jessie ! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 3w
Cathythoughts @BeckyMerilatt great!! I‘m tempted to read it soon now 👍🏻♥️ 3w
youneverarrived I‘m reading this at the minute, but the audio. I was really drawn to the cover it‘s beautiful 😍 and I‘m really loving it so far. 3w
LeahBergen It‘s so pretty! 3w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived oh great! Tom Hanks I believe ♥️. 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It is that ♥️ 3w
TrishB I‘m getting very tempted by this one! 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB I love the cover & I hear good reviews 👍🏻✨ 2w
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Breakers | Doug Johnstone
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Just seeing this deal. Great review recently from @Lel2403 ..... I‘m getting it 👍🏻 I better let @TrishB know ...

Lel2403 Thank you...it‘s gritty, realistic and so good 3w
Cathythoughts @Lel2403 yes!! It sounds really good. Can‘t wait to get to it 👍🏻♥️ 3w
TrishB Thanks Cathy 👍🏻 downloaded. 3w
emmaturi I saw him speaking at the Edinburgh Book Festival, he was really funny! 3w
Cathythoughts @emmaturi oh Lucky you ! Yes he had this up on Twitter ( the 99p deal .... he was funny about it ! 👍🏻 3w
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A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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I started this one , then I put it into #hibernation... then I took it out again & thought it was ok ... I definitely skimmed a lot towards the end ... a real “So-So” for me ...

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My Boy | Olivier Schrauwen
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#dogsoflitsy just home from hairdo & long walk & into cosy new pillow bed ... my reading companion! Love ❤️ him i.e. the pillow is new ... bed has been chewed to pieces over the years 🙄♥️

LeahBergen So sweet! 💕💕 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen a total doll ♥️💕💕💕 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️🐶🐾 3w
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Cathythoughts @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks he is the best boy ... 🐶🐶🐶 3w
TrishB Awww 💕💕 Sansa never stops chewing either!! 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB 💕💕wouldn‘t you be mad about them 💕 3w
batsy 😍❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy 👍🏻♥️ 3w
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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Excellent!!! This was one edgy read & had my heart pounding at times. I loved the writing.. Tim & Virginia are memorable characters- this book just went *BANG* ( in the best way) from start to finish , a stunning read. Beautiful descriptions of nature too. Tim : “ the water was all purple and brass and silver in the moonlight. I lay down and drank from the creek” his love of simplicity , of nature, in his & Virginia‘s very complicated life. 5🌟

erzascarletbookgasm Great review! BANG sounds about right! 💥👍 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks!! I loved it 3w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 and love the title!! 3w
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Tamra Nature?? I‘m in! 3w
batsy Your review goes bang, too Cathy! Nicely put! I found it such a compelling read 🖤 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks! Isn‘t it a great title 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra there are some lovely nature descriptions... but it is a cutting edge thriller really 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks!! Me too ! So compelling- loved it (edited) 3w
LeahBergen Isn‘t it great?? Wonderful review! 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen thanks Leah ! It‘s really great 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Libby1 Hi, Cathy. I might be in Cork for a conference at the end of March next year. When does your book club meet? It would be lovely to meet you! 3w
Cathythoughts @Libby1 Libby , our Bookclub meets every 4 to 6 weeks. It would be lovely to meet for a coffee if your in Cork 👍🏻☕️. I hope we can meet up 3w
Libby1 Me too! I‘ll keep you posted. 😊 3w
BiblioLitten I have heard so many good things about this one. Stacked!! 3w
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten it‘s good 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻look forward to your thoughts 3w
Cathythoughts Hi @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @LeahBergen I‘m late to this discussion... the book has sparked in me “ Why? “ Why go back to the scene of the crime/ or in this case also to the scene of former innocence & memory .... ( considering the situation ) ... it‘s classic, I know.... but why ? I would avoid them like the plague. Is it the guilty party & an unconscious desire to be caught .... a relief for the guilt ) but the pimento sandwiches ? 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I don‘t know the answer but from what I remember, he‘s drawn to the old site from day 1. After the crime, he‘s been obsessed with wanting to look down that black hole 🕳 🤷‍♀️ Maybe like some criminals, they‘re drawn to the scene of the crime? 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes! I think that‘s it. And then that trip to his old home town , the old memories , it‘s almost like he knew on some level it was all over for him 3w
batsy Sorry I meant to respond but forgot! You both make good points @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts is it something like the ancient Greek concept of the "fatal flaw"... He couldn't not look back one more time and that was going to be his downfall. The book was just suffused with that dread ... Kudos to the author ?? 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy yes! Great point “the fatal flaw” and yes I agree ‘kudos to the author ‘.... what a darkly human experience reading this was 3w
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I‘ve given this well over the 100 pages test & I‘m afraid very #unpopularopinion ... I‘m not landing in this one , I‘m floating around & there is nothing anchoring me in the story. There is some lovely writing, but overall just not holding my attention.
So Buddy readers @squirrelbrain @LapReader I‘m bailing 😬. I know you really liked it Helen ... look forward to your thoughts Allissa 👍🏻♥️

TrishB Shows how we all get different things from books 😁 I loved this one. 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB I know !! We all do get different things.... I hadn‘t the patience to keep going with this one 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Next book please! 🙂I haven‘t read this. Not inclined to pick it up at this point. 3w
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ljuliel I‘ll have to agree with you on this one. I know it‘s a well- liked book generally, but it just didn‘t float my boat. I‘d never make it to 100 pages. 3w
squirrelbrain That‘s a shame... but the world would be a boring place if we all liked the same things! ❤️ 3w
Crazeedi I'm so glad someone else dnf , I was thinking it was just me, I started this and couldn't get into it. 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s very popular! I just couldn‘t get into it 👍🏻 3w
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain that‘s the truth Helen 👍🏻. I‘m glad you enjoyed your reading of it ♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts @Crazeedi same for me ... just couldn‘t get into it 3w
Libby1 I agree! I agree! I agree! I finished it but felt cross for at least half of the book. 3w
Cathythoughts @Libby1 yes! It just wasn‘t pulling me in at all 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Tamra I have all things WWII fatigue so haven‘t picked this one up. I don‘t feel sad about it now. 😉 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I‘ve been meaning to read this for ages. So it‘s done now ✅.... and bailed on 😬 3w
youneverarrived Yeah, I wasn‘t a big fan of it either 🤷‍♀️ 3w
Amiable I was “meh“ about this one. I finished it, but it didn't grab me the way it did others. 3w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived me neither 🤷🏻‍♀️just couldn‘t get into it 3w
Cathythoughts @Amiable yes! Same for me ... “ meh” 👍🏻 (edited) 3w
Centique I did finish it and it was beautifully written but a quiet plot for sure. Agree with you there! I‘m glad I read it but I have read so many WW2 books that it was hard for this to stand out. 3w
kspenmoll I bailed too.... 3w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Our next Bookclub pick. And , we are hoping to get handmaid‘s tale costumes for the night ! 💚♥️

TrishB Can‘t wait to see that 😁 4w
LeahBergen Oh, FUN! 😄 4w
Freespirit You must post a pic! 4w
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JennyM Oooo, that does sound fun...you have to share that!!! 4w
marleed I want go with you!! 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB @LeahBergen @Freespirit @JennyM thanks for all the comments! Yes it does sound fun & I‘ll definitely post a pic ... not till early November. I see mixed reviews on the book 🤞🏻 @marleed 👍🏻😁 (edited) 3w
TrishB I‘m starting to see mixed reviews now after the initial ones which were all glowing! I‘ll get to eventually. 3w
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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I loved this ! The main characters - complicated , flawed , real. Set in the privileged big city modern life ... smart writing. An exploration of anxieties, of self doubt, of relationships... of divorce & the fallout for children.
That‘s a pic of the author above too. I listened to an interview with her & found her engaging & insightful & so likable. She says everyone deserves a defence for their behavior .. I agree. She explores the ‘why‘ 5🌟

youneverarrived Sounds great, like my type of read. I‘ll have to get to it soon 💛 4w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived it‘s so good. I‘d love to hear your thoughts whenever.... 👍🏻♥️ 4w
merelybookish Great review! I'm so glad you loved it! I've been telling everyone I know to read it! Was the interview on a podcast? 4w
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Cathythoughts @merelybookish thanks! I‘d never have even heard of it only for you. The interview was YouTube ... a few came up when I googled her. She‘s great. Have you heard her talking (edited) 4w
merelybookish @Cathythoughts No but I'll check it out! A friend of mine (who I told to read the book) is abig fan of her profiles. I guess she writes for GQ and NY times (maybe like Libby). 4w
Cathythoughts @merelybookish ( oh yes , maybe like Libby 😁.... 4w
TrishB Great review Cathy 👍🏻 (edited) 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds good Cathy! 👍 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks!! I really enjoyed this book. 4w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks! I think it‘s really good ( maybe a love/hate 😬📕.... we‘ll see 4w
AmyG I like this book, too. Being from NJ (outside Manhattan) this was so relatable....especially the kids. 4w
JennyM Great review....now my library gold has to come on soon!!! 4w
Cathythoughts @AmyG that must make it so interesting... to be from the place too. I couldn‘t put it down. I hope she writes another one soon 4w
Cathythoughts @JennyM thanks Jenny. I love Litsy ... we get to hear of all the books we might like & so soon .... 4w
Cortg Lots of activity on this book today! I just placed a hold on an e-audio copy :) 4w
Cinfhen Great review \ hoping bookclub will read this later on in the year!!! 4w
Reggie What a great review!!! 4w
Billypar Sold! Very nice review- looking forward to trying this. 4w
Cathythoughts @Cortg I hope you get it soon. 👍🏻♥️ 4w
Cathythoughts @Reggie thanks Reggie 👍🏻♥️ 4w
Cathythoughts @Billypar thanks Vinny! I‘ll look forward to your review whenever you get there .... 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks Cindy... I‘ll be interested to hear what you think 👍🏻 4w
batsy Great review 💜 4w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks Suba ♥️ 4w
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The Moon and Sixpence | W. Somerset Maugham
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#Booked2019 #PublicDomain I decided on this one for my FINAL ( 👍🏻💃🏾) book in this challenge..... will read later this week. I read this so long ago I can‘t remember it.

JennyM 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 well done! 1mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM thanks.... almost there now. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 1mo
FountainOfWords Enjoyed this immensely 1mo
Cathythoughts @FountainOfWords I‘m looking forward to re-reading this one 👍🏻 1mo
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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@CarolynM Here we go .... did I just say I‘m not fanatic??!! I‘m pretty excited right now 👍🏻
The book is brilliant @merelybookish ! I can‘t put it down Fleishman is in Trouble .... love it
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Any Scottish Littens watching now ?

CarolynM Good start for Ireland! 1mo
batsy All of you are making me want to read this book! 😁 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy it‘s so good. Not a dull moment .... and very insightful into relationships .... 1mo
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Cathythoughts @CarolynM 👍🏻👍🏻♥️ 1mo
emmaturi It is on my tbr 1mo
Cathythoughts @emmaturi I‘m really enjoying it ! Really !! 1mo
LeeRHarry I‘m watching, but sitting on the fence, like a good Welshie when it comes to the other Celtic teams 😊🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇮🇪 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeeRHarry 👍🏻😂well done 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Look forward to your review! Enjoy watching the game too! 🙂 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
CarolynM Well done Ireland! 1mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM thanks! 👍🏻💃🏾 1mo
BarbaraBB My father used to be a professional rugby player so he‘s watching all of the games. I am with him now, he‘s a little deaf so no escaping from it! @CarolynM (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB sounds fun 👍🏻😊 1mo
merelybookish Yay! I'm so glad you're enjoying! 😀 1mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Maybe it‘s all the hype & I expected something else. ... I definitely felt a great sense of place & time : I could really picture it , I liked the idea of it - I read it & didn‘t consider bailing .. but, I never got drawn right into it. Stayed on the surface for me. #unpopularopinion

BookNAround Yup. I agree. 1mo
JamieArc I agree too. 1mo
Cathythoughts @BookNAround @JamieArc thanks for your comments , glad I‘m not the only one 👍🏻 1mo
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JennyM Hummm...I‘m about to start this and since a few recent reviews, I‘m now not too sure 1mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM it‘s very readable! I think I just wanted more from it ... there‘s been a lot of hype too. Look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB Hype definitely doesn‘t help some books does it! 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB it doesn‘t! & yet some it does 🤔. Maybe it‘s down to the book in the end. I had been waiting for this to come our way for months ... really looking forward to it ( I think I got carried away a bit) .... I see it‘s on your TBR ( was just having a look - no particular reason 🙃🎂) I‘ll put it in the post for you tomorrow if that‘s ok 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB Oh thank you! I was waiting for an offer 😁 so that‘s brilliant 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB perfect! Well you just got an offer 😂It will be on its way tomorrow 1mo
TrishB Best offer I‘ve had today 😂😂 1mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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Ok , The Intstitute is going into #hibernation I loved the start , The Night Knocker part & love Tim Jamieson ♥️, but the next part is too much like YA for me. But , I do want to find out what happens ... I‘ll get back to it. Meanwhile, I‘m going with Ask Again Yes 🤞🏻

Birdsong28 You will love ask again yes! 📚 📖 1mo
Cathythoughts @Birdsong28 oh good to hear 😃I‘ll keep you posted 1mo
Cinfhen Ask Again, Yes starts like a very light read but then BAM 💥 don‘t let initial chapters fool you 1mo
TrishB Nice pile 😁 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m thinking of reading Ask Me Again soon this month! 1mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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Really enjoying this book - great read. What about this though 😱... a blast from the past ! I remember these candy / sweet fake cigarettes.... 😮!! What was going on - encouraging children to smoke “ just like Daddy” .... Times have changed ! Thank god. ( the little white cig with the red sweet tip 🤷🏻‍♀️.... Mad 🤦🏻‍♀️

IvoryLunatic We used to have candy cigarettes when I was little! 1mo
Cathythoughts @IvoryLunatic yes! Me too. What crazy messages were being sent out. It‘s ok to smoke 1mo
AmyG I remember these, too. We used topretend we were smoking these. 1mo
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Cathythoughts @AmyG yes! I had forgotten all about them ... 1mo
Tiffiney They also used to have bubble gum ones...if you blew out a puff of what looked like smoke would come out. Definitely a different era. 1mo
BookNAround They actually still make them in small batches. I just bought some to send to a friend as a long standing joke. 1mo
Ruthiella Kids imitate adults! We used to pretend smoke on winter mornings when you can see your breath. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tiffiney yes, a different era 1mo
Cathythoughts @BookNAround stop ! That‘s mad 1mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella yes, kids imitate adults. 👍🏻 1mo
LeahBergen I even remember what they taste like! 😆 1mo
Eggs Oh yeah those were fun (and bizarre) 1mo
TrishB Remember them well! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen now that you say it , I can remember the taste too ..... 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @Eggs yes! Indeed !! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Trishb 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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I was in town today & got this ... the Litsy love is big & reviews good ! But I need to get in before any more hype. Wine is poured ... ready to go 👍🏻💙🍷

TrishB Enjoy, hope you love it 💕 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks Trish ! It‘s long .. could take me a week or two ... so far so good 👍🏻 1mo
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Broken Harbour | Tana French
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So good! I‘m thinking of the name of Neil Young‘s band *Promice of the Real* .......Tana delivers the real here .. The characters, the hard hit of the recession in Ireland , setting - ghost estate in Dublin , a smooth read from start to finish. My favorite Tana so far.

vivastory I loved this one. Haunting. 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm This is very good. Thought provoking. 1mo
Cathythoughts @vivastory @erzascarletbookgasm yes! I think haunting & thought provoking is a good description of this book. I keep thinking of Mick Kennedy as a kid in Broken Harbour on his hols ... & seeing his parents happy there & saying : “ I waited all year to see them like that “. This book really tugs st the heartstrings.. the tragedy of the main story & the memories of all the characters... it will have me thinking for a long time. ♥️💔 1mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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RachelO I‘ve just discovered my library has the audio of this - v looking forward to it! 1mo
LeahBergen Lovely photo! 1mo
Cathythoughts @RachelO I havnt read yet .. looking forward to it too 👍🏻 1mo
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen thanks! I love when the Autumn light shines in. I went to retake that pic but the light had already moved & the shadows were gone. Love light & shadow 1mo
batsy So pretty 💫 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks friend 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
youneverarrived I really like this one too 💛 1mo
Well-ReadNeck Oooh! I haven‘t seen this version before. 🥰 1mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived I havnt read yet ... but looking forward to it 1mo
Cathythoughts @Well-ReadNeck id like to see the other covers ( only seen this one ... 1mo
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Shadowplay | Joseph O'Connor
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#7covers7days #CoverCrush #day6

@CarolynM @MamaGina @Severnmeadows @Well-ReadNeck

@LapReader would you like to join in - 7 covers in 7 days & no explanation ♥️👍🏻
Or please Any Litten who‘d like to join

DivineDiana Beautiful and a signed copy! 👏🏻 1mo
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Silence | Shusaku Endo
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#7covers7days #covercrush #day5

@Velvetfur would you like to join in ? 7 covers in 7 days - no explanations.

@CarolynM @MamaGina @Severnmeadows @Hazel0303 @Well-ReadNeck

Cinfhen Nice cover 1mo
CarolynM Gorgeous😍 1mo
LeahBergen This is a pretty one. 1mo
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RachelO Wow, that‘s a cover! 1mo
TrishB That‘s lovely 💕 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @CarolynM @LeahBergen @RachelO @TrishB thanks! It‘s a beautiful book. A gift from generous @batsy over 2 years ago .... Litsy time is marching on ..... ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Tanisha_A Beautiful! 1mo
BarbaraBB Gorgeous cover! And such a tragic book... 1mo
batsy ❤️❤️ And yes, time sure does fly! 1mo
Velvetfur Thank you for the tag! Yes I've been asked already but haven't got myself together enough to join in yet, haha! I'll get onto it asap 👍 1mo
Severnmeadows Really striking! 1mo
Nute That is everything that a book cover should be - Gorgeous! 1mo
youneverarrived That is gorgeous! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A 👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB 👍🏻♥️♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Severnmeadows it is a beautiful cover alright ♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Nute I agree ♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived 👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Suet624 Wow. I read this book and that image brings it all back to me. 1mo
BiblioLitten 😍 1mo
DivineDiana ✨✨✨ 1mo
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“ That slow- motion silence inside the amber was over : the second we stepped out of the house , before we even stopped walking quietly..... “

Still reading & this is my favorite Tana so far 👍🏻♥️💔

vivastory This & The Likeness are tied as my favorite Tana French. With The Trespasser being a close second. 1mo
Cathythoughts @vivastory The Likeness was so good ... this one is even better for me - I‘ve still not read The Trespasser ... love her writing 1mo
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#7covers7days #covercrush #day4
@Well-ReadNeck would you like to join in.
7 favorite covers in 7 days & no explanations

@CarolynM @MamaGina @Severnmeadows @Hazel0303

youneverarrived Great pop of colour 💕 1mo
TrishB I like that 👍🏻 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm A good read too! 👍 1mo
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CarolynM 😍 I love a good, strong pink. 🙂 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I think my all time favorite thriller 👍🏻💕 (edited) 1mo
LeahBergen I love this cover (and I‘ll have to hunt down a copy now that I know it‘s your fave thriller!) 💕 1mo
Well-ReadNeck I‘m in! 1mo
Centique I love this cover! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘ll love to hear what you think ! .. whenever you may get there 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Well-ReadNeck great stuff 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Centique 👍🏻💕💕💕 1mo
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The Parisian | Isabella Hammad
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#7covers7days #covercrush #day3
@Hazel0303 would you like to join ? Share 7 covers in 7 days - no explanations

@CarolynM @MamaGina @Severnmeadows

TrishB Beautiful ♥️ 1mo
JennyM Gorgeous, and I nearly got this from the library today. Have you read it? Is it good? 1mo
batsy Ohhh nice! I hope to continue reading this again soon; my digital ARC of this expired when I was about a 1/4 of the way through 😂 1mo
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Severnmeadows Lovely cover! 😊 1mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM I havnt read it yet ... saving for hols ( a possible contender) end of October 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy yes! I remember your part - review & then you had to give it back 😱. It stayed in my mind as I think you really liked it (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @Severnmeadows isn‘t it just !!! 👍🏻 1mo
LeahBergen This one‘s lovely! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 👍🏻♥️♥️📚 1mo
Tanisha_A Love this! 😍 1mo
Centique That‘s amazing! 1mo
BiblioLitten 💙😍 1mo
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Bone Clocks | David Mitchell
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#7covers7days #day2

@MamaGina would you like to join in ? 7 covers you love - no explanations

Thanks @CarolynM got the hashtag 👍🏻♥️

JennyM Oooo, that cover is ❤️ 1mo
CarolynM 👍 1mo
batsy Very cool! 1mo
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TrishB One of my faves too ♥️ 1mo
Tanisha_A This photo is 👌! 1mo
DivineDiana Beautiful! I liked this book, but my cover was not like this! 1mo
MamaGina Sure, I‘m always up for some cover lust! 🤓 1mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM @batsy @TrishB @Tanisha_A @DivineDiana such a great book & I live this cover ♥️ 1mo
Oryx Love this book and this cover too 1mo
BiblioLitten @Oryx Me too!! 1mo
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#WondrousWednesday

1. Im on my 4th Tana French .. the quote above says October.. I don‘t know where the story will take me .. but excited to be reading Tana again
2. Yes. Going to Killarney for a week late October- cannot wait
3. My little grand doll started senior infants .. year 2 in school 💕♥️

I‘m spreading the love Sherri 😘

@Eggs

Eggs 🧡🍁🧡🍁🧡 1mo
Ruthiella Broken Harbor is my favorite of French‘s Dublin series!😀 1mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I‘m really liking it ... it may turn out to be my favorite so far too ... I‘ll keep you posted. .... I hear Witch Elm is good too 1mo
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Thankyou for the tag @CarolynM I‘d love to join in.
#7days#7covers#covercrush#day1
I tag @Severnmeadows : 7 covers you love , no explanation ... will you join in ( if you arnt already 😉

Tanisha_A Ooh, sooo pretty! 😍 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A thanks! It‘s my husband‘s book. ✨ 1mo
LeahBergen Beautiful cover! 😍 1mo
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CarolynM 😍 That's lovely! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely cover and the book should be interesting! 1mo
Severnmeadows Thanks for the tag! This cover is lovely - I always enjoy anything I read of Fintan O‘Toole. 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @CarolynM @erzascarletbookgasm thanks, Yes I think it‘s a good cover design 1mo
Cathythoughts @Severnmeadows 👍🏻👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Centique That is beautiful 😍 1mo
Cathythoughts @Centique 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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The Death Of Mrs Westaway. Just got from library ♥️. I always was haunted by seeing magpies & believing the rhyme ( one for sorrow, two for joy ... )
Thinking out of the box ... she has changed the rhyme... 👍🏻 “ I‘ll change that rhyme. One for joy. One for love. One for the future.
Loving the new rhyme- I won‘t see magpies the same anymore 🤞🏻! Thankyou @Melissa_J for this recommendation

Melissa_J Yay! I‘m so glad you are enjoying it 😊 1mo
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The Mercy Seat | Elizabeth H. Winthrop
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Starting this now on a friends recommendation.... she has a good eye for the books .. so I think it will be good 👍🏻♥️

JennyM That sounds good. Keep us posted x 1mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM it‘s good so far ... very emotional! Well written 1mo
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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One of our ladies chose this for our IRL Bookclub for September. So I had to read it early- but I took notes & I‘ll join in the buddy read discussion later on in the year @Cinfhen .... Loved it ! Dealing with serious issues. Amazing writing, poignant. And still a great sense of humour too - I havnt laughed so much sinse Eleanor Oliphant ... Brilliant!

squirrelbrain Sounds fab! Can‘t wait to read it.... 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I‘ll look forward to your review.. you‘re reading it for October I think 🤔👍🏻♥️ 1mo
squirrelbrain I was going to do, but I may be away on holiday when that Book Club is meeting so we‘ll see.... I might read it soon, or I might wait until later in the year when the #buddyread is happening.... 1mo
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LeahBergen Yes! I loved this one, too (and the others in the series)! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great to know! I‘ll save this nearer to the buddy read 😉 1mo
TrishB It is a great read - I‘m going to reread in Jan, I love the series. 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm ahhh it‘s so good 👍🏻♥️. I have the next one in the series on my kindle now too ... the writing is so good & the characters & plot = perfect book for me 1mo
julesG Just wanted to say, I like your new picture. 1mo
Cathythoughts @julesG thanks!! You are very nice to say so 😘 1mo
batsy Nice review! So glad you loved it. I'm looking forward to the group read 💜 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks!! I‘m looking forward to the group read too & to everyone‘s thoughts 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 1mo
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The Earthquake Bird | Susanna Jones
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Thanks @RachelO I got it 👍🏻👍🏻And I have to say it sounds great !

Tonton There‘s going to be a 🎥 movie based on the book. 1mo
Tonton Netflix. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tonton interesting... 👍🏻I‘m looking forward to reading it this week 1mo
RachelO Hooray! Glad it arrived - hope you enjoy it! 1mo
Cathythoughts @RachelO thanks! Hooray is right ! Starting it now ..... 1mo
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Pickpick

5⭐️The most thought-provoking book this year for me. The metaphor/symbolism of this story .. like taking a dive deep into the psyche -pun intended. To be a carer for your child, to be an immigrant & have your family torn apart. We see the characters under severe pressure, we see their darkest thoughts & acts & they are ashamed , remorseful. exploring the underbelly of feeling- desperation, regret, cruelty, torment ,envy
#Booked2019 #NewIn2019

Cinfhen Gorgeous review!! I loved this book too!! 2mo
batsy I took a Book Riot quiz about what crime/thriller book to read next and this was mine 😁 So many good reviews ... I'm keen to read it! 2mo
Freespirit This sounds great! 2mo
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Ms_T Awesome review ❤️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review! So many positive reviews, I am so eager to read it! I‘ve stacked it for a while, waiting for the paperback edition. 2mo
andrew61 Great review. I've seen it mentioned a lot on litsy so will try and find it. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen so very good 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘ll look forward to your review! A great read on so many levels 2mo
Cathythoughts @Freespirit it really is .... 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Ms_T thanks 🙏🏻 praise indeed 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s an all rounder 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 👍🏻👍🏻I look forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there 2mo
youneverarrived I‘m looking forward to reading this even more now 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived it‘s a great read 👍🏻 2mo
BarbaraBB Great review. I loved this one too. 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks! It‘s so very good 👍🏻 (edited) 2mo
Tamra I checked for the audio and it‘s a lonnnnng wait! 2mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 I really enjoyed this too. 2mo
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New album ! So excited to hear his perfect voice singing more new songs COLORADO
MILKY WAY

She was looking like a friend of mine the first time I saw her face, I was approaching at the end of the line the first time I ever saw her smile at me that way ...” I was sailing in the Milky-way lost track of memories that weren‘t that day
Right by her side
As the stars flew by - I did collide with memory and somehow I survived
And became free

Cathythoughts Where would you get this writing 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Eggs 🤗Neil Young🤗 2mo
TrishB Some great lyrics there 😁 2mo
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Cathythoughts @Eggs ♥️♥️♥️love him (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB these lyrics are haunting me. ... imagining being free of certain memories.... 2mo
TrishB Agree ♥️ 2mo
BarbaraBB I love your new pic! Those glasses fit you so good! ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks! 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Thankyou Sherri for the tag 😘

1. Reading Alice with my granddaughter at the moment.. I love it
2. Eleanor Oliphant I laughed & cried out loud
3. Tough one as it‘s one of my 2 fave genres. Raven Black 👍🏻 and presently Miracle Creek
4. Fave guilty breakfast- scone/jam/cream & coffee ♥️
5. @TrishB @youneverarrived @squirrelbrain @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @CarolynM @JennyM & @Birdsong28 &
All Littens who want yo join in 😘
#wondrouswednesday

batsy 4... Yum! 2mo
Eggs #4 😋😋 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy @Eggs thanks guys ! The alternative is porridge 🤔😂 2mo
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