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Books that linger, the good books stay with you . From Cork 🇮🇪
Yellowface | R F Kuang
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Out for book shopping and lunch today. This was my purchase. I‘ve started it this evening and it‘s immediately engaging. I see good things about this one on Litsy 💛

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 1d
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish 💛 1d
BarbaraBB Enjoy! And do join the #camplitsy23 discussion the first half of July - if you want to of course 💛 23h
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LeahBergen What a fun day. ❤️ 22h
Tamra Lovely! 👏🏾 I‘m curious about this one, so I‘m anxious to see what you think of it. (edited) 21h
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Thanks Barbara X 15h
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen it was a fun day and I think the first real summer day ♥️ 15h
Cathythoughts @Tamra So far it‘s an addictive read 😁 15h
batsy That sounds like the perfect day 😁 Looking forward to this one, as well. 11h
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘m enjoying reading it today. I think you‘ll enjoy this one too 👍🏻💛 8h
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The House of Stairs | Barbara Vine
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Currently reading tagged book and really enjoying it.

All the rest are possibilities 🤔
I‘ve been wanting to get back to Mary Lawson sine Crow Lake, but I might be in more of a crime mood. Anyway, it‘s all good.
Happy Reading ♥️
Hi Cindy 👋🏻

Cinfhen Love EVERYTHING about this post and photo🥰 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy 😘 2w
TrishB Have a great week 🍵 🧁📚 2w
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Cathythoughts @TrishB You too ❤️ 2w
Gissy ☕️ 🍰 plus 📖 Plus Sunday day....you are in heaven🙌 2w
Tamra Enjoy your Sunday! 😘 2w
MaureenMc Fab photo! 😍 2w
jlhammar Lovely pic! I also need to get back to Lawson. I have Crow Lake waiting on my shelves. 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks X 2w
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc Thanks 😊 2w
Cathythoughts @jlhammar I know ! She‘s so good ❤️ 2w
LeahBergen I liked The House of Stairs! 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes , me too. Only I‘m very slow with it 🙄. Hopefully I‘ll get more concentration back soon 🤞🏻 I hope your reading is going well now ❤️ 2w
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I think I‘m coming out of my mini slump. At least I‘m hoping I am! 🤞 2w
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The Hatter's Ghosts | Georges Simenon
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The Hatter and the tailor live directly across from each other in a little French town , with only a ‘trench ‘ like space between them. They see intimately into each others lives. I loved reading the details of their everyday. Here it has been raining since the first body was discovered, now five more bodies have been found in La Rochelle.
Brilliantly told, we enter the unravelling mind of the killer. A page turner for me.

Cathythoughts I found this one down a Litsy rabbit hole 👍🏻😁 @TheCruciverbalisticBookworm (edited) 3w
batsy This sounds great. And I love the photo ♟️ 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy I thought about you when I was reading this .. I though , Suba would like this one I think. 3w
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batsy @Cathythoughts Oh, nice! That seals it, Cathy. I've been meaning to add Simenon to my bookish diet, too 🙂 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘ll look forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there 👍🏻❤️ 3w
MaureenMc Great review! 3w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 and photo 3w
BiblioLitten Wow! Stacked 3w
LeahBergen Definitely stacked! 👏👏 3w
LeahBergen @batsy I haven‘t read Simenon yet, either! 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @batsy it‘s only a short book 👍🏻and so good. ❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten Look forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there 👍🏻❤️ 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve been wanting to read Simenon for a long time. Great review! 3w
Tamra Well that sounds interesting! 😯 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie ❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra It‘s very interesting 👍🏻😁 2w
CarolynM My husband is a Maigret fan but I don‘t think he‘s read any of the other Simenons. I‘ll have to tell him about this. (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I‘ve never read the Maigret… more books to stack ! 2w
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Reading has been slow lately, so I‘m hoping that will change.
Hairy Maclary is a big favourite this past year @CarolynM We love it ! Thankyou 💕it‘s read many times each week.

The Plot, I hope to finish this week. 👍🏻
The Hatters Ghost , I‘m going to see what I think 🤞🏻
Ruth Rendell , looking forward to getting stuck into that one 👍🏻

Happy reading friends X
Hey Cindy 👋🏻

Cinfhen I love that you included a children‘s book 💜the baby must be getting so big already 😁 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Yes , little Emma is 18 months now. She has a good few words. Lots of ‘woof woof ‘ for Hairy Maclary 😂💕 3w
Cinfhen Wow! That‘s nuts - almost 2 3w
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youneverarrived Hairy Maclarey is loved in our house too ❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived It‘s so good. I could recite it by heart for you 😂 and Another big favorite is 3w
youneverarrived Haha that‘s when you know it‘s a well read book. Julia Donaldson is brilliant Alfie‘s favourite is Stick Man 😁 3w
LeahBergen Hairy Maclary! I read this over and over to my nephew. 🥰 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s such a fun book. I love all the characters 🐶 🐶🐶🐶🥰 3w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived I must look up Stick Man 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
CarolynM I‘m very glad Hairy Maclary is a hit with Emma and you❤️ There are quite a few other stories with those dog and cat characters too. @youneverarrived Have you watched any of the animations? 3w
youneverarrived @CarolynM no we haven‘t but I bet Alfie would love them - shall have to see if I can find them 3w
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Yoked with a Lamb | Molly Clavering
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Well that was a fun read. I think I almost shed a tear at the end too. I enjoyed the second half, far more than the first. The emotional action and intrigue picked up. Lucy is really put down as a villain, but it didn‘t work for me ( aren‘t we supposed to secretly love/hate villains ? ? )
I won‘t say anymore, Darlings! 😂
But I‘m looking forward to a bit of discussion 😁 . #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub

Cathythoughts I still don‘t really understand the title. Does it mean to have a lamb like nature inside us ? 🤔 3w
batsy Gorgeous photo! I'm almost towards the end, and I also agree that the second half is much better. I was just at the "yoked with a lamb" bit in the book and mulling over the title, as well... Need to have a think. Was wondering if I have to reread Julius Caesar to get it ? 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy reread Julius Caesar to get it !! Keep us posted 😂 This reading life won‘t let us rest ! 3w
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batsy @Cathythoughts Isn't that the truth! We're now branching out to #FurrowedMiddlebrowHomework 😂 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy Stop ! 😂 Homework 🙄🤣 3w
CarolynM Lovely review. I‘m really looking forward to getting back to it tomorrow. 3w
jlhammar What a beautiful photo! Great review. I‘m almost to the second half. Can‘t wait to read more today! 3w
Tamra What a gorgeous pic! 🌸 I‘m only halfway in and I am hoping to get a bead on Lucy, so far there isn‘t much to go on. I love the small village gossipy vibe.😜 3w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM @jlhammar @Tamra Enjoy the rest of the book Ladies ❤️ 3w
Ruthiella Totally agree. The Lucy vs Andrew thing irritated me to no end. FOUR YEARS! 😳 3w
catebutler Love your review! I definitely agree that the second half of the book picks up. I think I have two chapters left and it has completely sucked me in. 3w
LeahBergen What a gorgeous photo, Cathy! I‘m still not very far into this but I‘ll come back to comment when I‘m done. 😘 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I am hoping to start this tomorrow. Lovely review.🩷 3w
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I know. It‘s not even pegged down into any kind of reality. 🙄 3w
Cathythoughts @catebutler Thankyou. It‘s really good. ❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I hope you enjoy the rest ❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm It‘s a good one 👍🏻😁 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts I had to look it up, but I think Clavering applied it brilliantly. https://myshakespeare.com/julius-caesar/act-4-scene-2-popup-note-index-item-the-... (edited) 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks for the link. I‘ll have to put on my thinking cap … very interesting 👍🏻😘 3w
jlhammar Okay, just finished. Lucy as villain didn't work for me either! It actually really bothered me. Struck me as very unfair. Typical and not all that surprising though, especially for the time. It was all the more troubling to me that a woman, Molly Clavering, chose to write Lucy and Andrew's relationship the way she did. I guess I would have preferred a more feminist slant and some female solidarity. 3w
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Not surprising for the time , as you say. Yes we want more female solidarity ♥️👍🏻 (edited) 3w
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @batsy I just finished and found myself doing “homework”… I listened to the Leezie Lindsay song on YouTube. 😆 3w
Centique Love how the purple blue of the flowers matches your book! 😍 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I must look up your homework 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks Paula X 2w
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Trip to Kinsale today and second hand bookshop haul , with a gorgeous collie dog curled up in the corner. Loving the Ruth Rendell title. All hardbacks with big enough print. 👏🏻🥰

Tamra Ohhh, thrifty finds make my day! A bookshop dog? I love it when there are pets in shops. (edited) 3w
TrishB Oh good selection 👍🏻 and a 🐶 3w
batsy Fab stack 🤩 3w
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Ruthiella Nice haul! I misread your first sentence and thought you were in Kansas! 😂 How did you get there I wondered for a split second. 3w
Lesliereadsalot Piranesi is really, really good. Such an amazing story. 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Me too 😘👍🏻👍🏻 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Good day out 👍🏻😁 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy Yes , I‘m pleased with myself. 3w
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella 😂 I‘ve never been to Kansas. Only in the Wizard of Oz 😁 3w
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot I read and loved Piranesi.. and this copy is as good as new and only 5 euros ❤️😁 3w
andrew61 Great selection Cathy. I read the drabble years ago and it is part of what I remember as being a really interesting trilogy. Piranesi I have in pile somewhere and I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on that and the cusk. Enjoy your weekend. 3w
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Thanks Andrew, I think I‘ll read the first Drabble on kindle .. I‘m interested to see what she‘s about. Happy reading 👍🏻😁 3w
squirrelbrain Great haul! ❤️ 3w
jlhammar Great finds! I really enjoyed Piranesi. Can‘t wait to try more Rendell/Vine titles. 3w
LeahBergen I hear you with the big print! 🙄 And another Rendell! 👏 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen The print ! I ordered 2 book‘s recently and the print was uncomfortablely small .. so I got them on kindle as well 🙄. 3w
Cathythoughts @jlhammar I‘m delighted with my haul 👍🏻😁 3w
TheCruciverbalisticBookworm Good Rendell selection👍 3w
Cathythoughts @TheCruciverbalisticBookworm I‘m looking forward to it 👍🏻❤️ 3w
CarolynM I loved Margaret Drabble‘s early books in my teenage and early 20s years. I don‘t know why I‘ve not tried the later ones now I‘m old enough to appreciate them. I really should. I look forward to seeing what you think of this one. 3w
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Darling | India Knight
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I‘ve just started The Glass House, very engaging !
The Plot , for IRL Bookclub
Yoked With Lamb , for #FurrowedMiddleBrowClub
Darling, I picked this up yesterday. I couldn‘t decide what to purchase, but this one is loved by Meg Mason of Sorrow and Bliss …. So that‘s good enough for me ♥️

Happy reading week all.
Hi Cindy 👋🏻

TrishB Some new titles for me there! 4w
jlhammar Such a pretty cover on Darling. I just started Lamb last night. 4w
Cinfhen Such a WONDERFUL stack!! I really enjoyed The Plot and your tagged book sounds very good 😊 4w
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Tamra A stack of JOY! 😍 4w
Ruthiella Lovely stack of potential! I liked The Plot, though I think it‘s not quite as clever as it was marketed to be. (edited) 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻♥️ 4w
Cathythoughts @jlhammar I‘ve started Lamb too 👍🏻♥️ 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Just starting Plot now 👍🏻♥️ 4w
Cathythoughts @Tamra ♥️♥️♥️ 4w
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Thanks ! Just starting Plot now 👍🏻♥️ 4w
Cinfhen I like the books your bookclub chooses 🥳 (edited) 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @EverydayImReading Thanks Cindy ! I‘ve started Plot .. love it so far ! 4w
LeahBergen Lovely! I‘ve been eyeing Darling as it‘s a modern retelling of Nancy Mitford‘s The Pursuit of Love. 4w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes I saw that on the blurb ! It‘s a lovely cover too 🥰 4w
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Imagine Me Gone | Adam Haslett
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Some time to myself today … this one looks good 🤞🏻

youneverarrived Enjoy 💕 1mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived Thanks Katie 💕 1mo
Lesliereadsalot This book is terrific! Recommended it to everyone I know. 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot That‘s so good to hear ! I think this will be good so 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
jlhammar Tough subject matter, but really good read. Hope you enjoy! 1mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Thanks ♥️ 1mo
LeahBergen And pretty tulips, too! 🌷 1mo
Ruthiella I read this a few years ago. It was good, but as @jlhammar notes, a tough subject. 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘m loving the tulips at the moment 🌷 1mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Good to know 👍🏻❤️ The writing is lovely. 1mo
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A Flaw in the Design | Nathan Oates
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A soft pick.
Beautiful setting in Vermont as the Professor and family take in his nephew , whose parents have just been killed.
This starts off well and ends well , but it falls down in the middle. I would nearly have bailed but I had to find out how this ended , and I‘m glad I found out. I‘d try another by this author as I liked his writing and there were some thrilling moments.

BarbaraBB Good to know, I‘ll temper my expectations! 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB There are some really good bits 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts That‘s just my opinion Barbara, you know how books are …. It‘s unpredictable what people will think. 😁 We had Birnam Wood for our IRL Bookclub and it turned out to be a serious marmite result. @BarbaraBB (edited) 1mo
Tamra Haha “serious marmite result.” 🤣 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Yes ! 😂 And a great heated discussion 👍🏻 1mo
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A Flaw in the Design | Nathan Oates
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I started the tagged book and it‘s holding my interest ( even though not much has happened yet. Suspense! )
I got the new Claire Fuller, I did bail on Unsettled Ground, but I‘m hearing good reviews on this one fingers crossed 🤞🏻

Happy Reading week all.
Hi Cindy 😘

TrishB Have a good week 👍🏻 I have both of these to get to! 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Yes you put tagged book on my radar 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB @Cathythoughts The Fuller scores high on the CampLitsy voting so far. Chances are high we‘ll be buddyreading it this summer! 1mo
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youneverarrived The cover for the Fuller has me intrigued! 1mo
Cinfhen Hi Cathy! I purchased BOTH of these books last week after the #CampLitsy23 longlist was shared😃 I‘m looking forward to reading both. I‘ll be watching for your reviews 💜 1mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived I know ! Me too 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I‘m really enjoying the tagged one today 👍🏻😁 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Both of these are camp Litsy inspired 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Cinfhen Ohhhhh, exciting @BarbaraBB 💜😊📚 1mo
BarbaraBB I want to read the tagged one too, it sounds so good. Glad your enjoying it! 1mo
LeahBergen Have a good week, Cathy! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen You too 😘 1mo
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All my boxes ticked. Great story telling, Great characters, great writing , psychological, thriller, Serial killer.
Ansel is on death row. As we look back , his history becomes complicated, his thoughts difficult to hear. Everyone his life touches is wounded. A heartbreak of a story. I couldn‘t put this down, a fascinating read.

JamieArc I‘m finishing it up right now! I‘m not sure what I was expecting, but I really like it. 1mo
Cathythoughts @JamieArc I wasn‘t sure what I was going to read. I wasn‘t even that drawn to it, but I loved it. 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Ruthiella I‘m glad you liked it. It‘s an interesting book in that it‘s not a regular mystery and the author walks a fine line between sympathy and assigning blame. 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Ruthiella that‘s a very interesting point. The author does hold that fine line .. which helps me understand why I wasn‘t rushing in to have too much sympathy for the mc. I stood back, which surprised me. It‘s a wounding that goes way back into his fathers history. Ansel needed to be taken out of society. 1mo
Tamra Exciting review! 😃 I forgot I had this one stacked - excellent reminder. 1mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been curious about this one! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra @LeahBergen It‘s been on my kindle for ages. I wasn‘t drawn to it at all. Then , lo and behold … I loved it. 😁 1mo
TrishB Been on my kindle for ages too! Sometimes books just call to you! 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB They do ! 👍🏻 1mo
Lesliereadsalot Will never forget Ansel and his slice of life, a life so unfamiliar to us. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot I won‘t forget this book either. I‘m going to try her other book sometime, 1mo
Lesliereadsalot Girl in Snow sounds really good. Definitely getting it! 1mo
BarbaraBB I loved this one too. And Girl in Snow is good too! 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB So good ! I‘m looking forward to Girl in Snow. 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Suet624 I liked this one a lot too, unexpectedly. I think she just won an award for it.. 1mo
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Trespasses | Louise Kennedy
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I enjoyed this one. A compulsive read , Louise Kennedy really tuned into the atmosphere of the time, 1970‘s Belfast. I was on tender hooks the whole time waiting for something to happen ❤️💔

Tamra Me too! I‘m glad you enjoyed it. Beautiful pic 💛 (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I didn‘t realize it was a romance .. so well done 👍🏻 (edited) 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I liked it despite the romance! 😆 I didn‘t know it going in either. 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra A romance with an intense backdrop … I loved the characters too, the mother !! 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts perfect description. 😬 1mo
LeahBergen I‘ll keep this one on my radar for when I‘m book shopping! 1mo
TrishB A very unromantic romance! I loved it too. 1mo
Tamra @TrishB oh yes, another great description! 1mo
Tamra @LeahBergen yes do! 1mo
sarahbarnes Great review! I had the same experience reading it. 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Oh do! It‘s good 👍🏻 ❤️💔 1mo
Suet624 This was sooo good. 1mo
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Mother Mother | Annie Macmanus
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Mary is a powerful character. Her love unending. She grows up in Belfast , her mother has died, her father an alcoholic, and brother Sean who is wounded and raging. Only when I finished and sat with this did I feel the full impact of all that happened. A. Macmanus writes a flowing and compelling story of Mary‘s life. One of my favourites this year so far. Looking forward to her next book.

JillR Love that you loved this one too! 2mo
LeahBergen Lovely review! 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts @JillR I loved it Jill ! Isn‘t it great she has another one out soon. 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah. It was so easy to read and it was still full of substance 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
JillR @cathythoughts she does, and it sounds great! 2mo
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Home | Penelope Mortimer
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This lovely edition of The Home arrived today. I‘m thinking this might be from you Jessie? Thank you so much ♥️ I love it.

Tamra Design so evocative of the era! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s right, Cathy. My pleasure! ❤️ I‘m sorry your birthday book arrived late, as I was preoccupied with my house moving 🙏😘 2mo
LeahBergen I just bought this one, too. 😀 2mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra Yes ! ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie! It‘s great. I‘m delighted with it. Your birthday gift is on the way .. I went with BD in the end 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Oh we both have it now 😁 (edited) 2mo
LoverOfLearning Love this cover! 2mo
Cathythoughts @LoverOfLearning It‘s lovely 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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Thanks so much Julia ! I love my birthday gifts. Another lovely purse for me 🥰, and magnet bookmarks and notebook🥰🥰.
Thanks Birthday Twin 😘

TrishB Lovely ♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB It is that 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Cinfhen Happy birthday, sweet Cathy 🎂🎈🎊 Enjoy 😊 2mo
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julesG You're welcome! 😘😘 Glad it arrived. 2mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen Lovely! 2mo
Cathythoughts @julesG Thankyou !! ❤️😘 2mo
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Mother Mother | Annie Macmanus
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Loving the tagged book Mother Mother, I hope to continue reading it this evening 🤞🏻

Trespasses is up next then.

Happy reading all.
Hi Cindy 👋🏻♥️

TrishB I loved both of these ♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Mother Mother is sooo good. It‘s the kindle deal you posted 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
TrishB Even better when it‘s a bargain 👍🏻 I brought mine in a bookshop in Belfast on the recommendation from the man who owned the shop! 2mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB Nice to have bought it there. I see she has a new one out in early May. The Mess We‘re In , I‘m going to pre order it. 2mo
TrishB Oh that looks good- thanks for the heads up! 2mo
squirrelbrain I was going to nominate the new one for #camplitsy Cathy @TrishB (even though I haven‘t read Mother Mother yet!) but it‘s not out in the US in time…. I have a #netgalley ARC of it. 2mo
TrishB Ah that‘s a shame! Let me k is what you think of it if you get to it before publication. @squirrelbrain (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Looking forward to your thoughts on it. 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
squirrelbrain I‘ll let you both know Cathy @TrishB , although I‘m behind on ARCs. Which doesn‘t stop me from requesting more and more! 🤣 2mo
Cinfhen Definitely adding 2mo
Tamra Oh, I hope you like Trespasses! 🤞🏾 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Mother Mother it‘s written in an easy way , interesting! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks. I think I will ! Is that tempting fate 😬😄 2mo
LeahBergen I‘ve heard such good things about Trespasses! 2mo
Cinfhen I just bought the kindle book of Mother Mother 🥰 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I don‘t think so! 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I have too. We are going away for a little break mid week to the country so it‘s coming with me 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I‘ll look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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I really enjoyed the writing and the story. I was struck by how different they were ( opposites attract) .. her sensuality, her body , the earth , nature. He did love nature , but not in the same physical‘ joy and strength‘ way she did .. the fields gave her life. His dreadful attacks of melancholy, his wrestling with the devil , that I could truly feel for , But his hurtful words to her and his great freedom and other women , I was very against.

BarbaraBB Beautiful review and photo 🌺 2mo
batsy Great review, Cathy! So nuanced and thoughtful. 2mo
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jlhammar Yes, they were so very different! Lovely photo and lovely review. I felt the same. 2mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2mo
sisilia I cannot imagine how tough it is to deal with a spouse like David 2mo
Tamra 💚 Such a nice review! They indeed strike me as opposites, just like I felt the two volumes were so different! He changed, but she retained her youthful outlook & passion. 2mo
Tamra You have blooms! 🌸🌸 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra We have 🥰 Spring is sprung. 🌸 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Thankyou 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba X 2mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Yes ! So different. XX 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish X 2mo
Cathythoughts @sisilia I know ! I wouldn‘t be able for that. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Yes , he was more in his mind , and she was rooted in the earth. I thought she was lovely ♥️ 2mo
quietjenn Pretty picture and great commentary 💐 2mo
sarahbarnes Great review and beautiful photo! 2mo
squirrelbrain Great review! ❤️ 2mo
andrew61 Great review Cathy. Such a fascinating story. Lovely photo. 2mo
LeahBergen Lovely review, Cathy, and I felt much the same way. 2mo
CarolynM Great review, Cathy. I hadn‘t thought about the differences in the ways they related to nature. Interesting! And a lovely photo too😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Thanks Andrew. I would have loved a few cowslips for the photo , but couldn‘t find any 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It was such a good book 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Yes I thought them so different.. he was was living in his mind , while she lived in nature and using her hands in the physical work of life. 2mo
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Black Butterflies | Priscilla Morris
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This is about Zora, as she somehow lives through the siege of Sarajevo. There is so much in this story, the horror and hardship of war, Zora‘s paintings , her yearning for what is lost to her … I loved how the memories so close to the surface of her mind could be triggered by almost anything .. it would make your heart lurch. Beautiful book.

TrishB Have this arriving this week. Lovely review. 2mo
Tamra Fabulous review! I‘m looking forward to it. 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Tamra ThanksXX I look forward to all your thoughts ❤️❤️ 2mo
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jlhammar Wonderful review! 2mo
LeahBergen Great review, Cathy! 2mo
andrew61 Great review. Definitely stacking. 2mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Thankyou X 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 I‘ll look forward to your review when you get there 👍🏻 2mo
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Black Butterflies | Priscilla Morris
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I started ( out of the blue ) this book today. I‘m smitten. It‘s a beautifully written story. Wow 🖤♥️ I‘m taken along by the writing to Sarajevo, a city under siege, and Zora‘s life at that time. Beautiful. A book I had not been drawn to , now I can‘t put it down.

jlhammar I had the same experience - so gripping! I read most of it in one sitting. Glad to hear it‘s working for you. 2mo
squirrelbrain I just this minute started this! 2mo
Tamra I‘m glad you shared! X Placed my last BD order and added this one. 😄 (edited) 2mo
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Cathythoughts @jlhammar Yes ! I really like it ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Looking forward to your thought 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I imagine you will really like it. Lovely real book to get 👍🏻❤️. I made my last order to BD today too … I would have got this one except I had no idea I‘d like it. 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts do you have a favorite alternative to BD? (I couldn‘t get it on Kindle here and our library system didn‘t have it either, which isn‘t small!) (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I only use Kennys.ie but I‘m not sure what they charge for deliveries outside of Ireland. I‘ll let you know how things work out as BD closes .. another door may open. ❤️ 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts thank you! 2mo
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As it was | Helen Thomas
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Tagged book for #PersephoneClub ♥️
House of Pines , I‘ll give it a go. Was 87p on kindle today. 👍🏻

Happy reading everyone!
Hi Cindy, hope you‘re having a lovely time.

Tamra Can‘t lose at that price. Happy Reading! 😄 2mo
TrishB Have a good week Cathy 😁 2mo
Cinfhen Lovely photo and @Tamra is right!!! That price is too hard to resist!!! Happy Holidays, Cathy 💜 2mo
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Megabooks Hi Cathy! 💜💜 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra good price 👍🏻😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Hi Meg ! ♥️ 2mo
LeahBergen Lovely photo, Cathy! 🌷 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thankyou X 2mo
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O Caledonia | Elspeth Barker
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Thankyou Leah ! I love this present. The book looks so good. The leather bookmark is divine. The coaster for my morning coffee👌🏻 and I love this cut out lady you stuck onto the wrapping paper. What a lovely touch 😁, she is great fun and made me laugh. Thankyou! This is all so thoughtful ♥️😘

CarolynM 🥰 2mo
batsy Lovely! 😍 2mo
LeahBergen Yay!! It finally made it. And I have way too much fun with those “middlebrow ladies” stickers. 😆 2mo
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Cathythoughts @CarolynM @batsy ♥️♥️🥰🥰 love my gifts ! 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes it made it and Thankyou so much 😘 and I can only imagine the fun you‘re having with those lady stickers… I love my one. Great fun 🤩 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😍🥰 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Cathy, I‘m so sorry my little book gift for your birthday is late. I have placed an order via BD, 🤞it won‘t take long. Looks like it‘ll be my last order from them to you..sad news of them closing down. (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Ahh Thankyou Jessie, that‘s very kind. I wanted to send you a present , but I didn‘t want to ask your new address. If you are happy to give me your address I‘d love to send a birthday book to you X 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I know we will miss BD !!! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Cathy. Will drop you an email ❤️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Sent you an email Cathy 👌❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Centique How completely gorgeous 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @Centique It is that 😍 2mo
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Thanks Trish. Loving the look of these books. This tagged book is one I‘ve been watching for awhile now 💛💛 Thankyou 😘 @TrishB

TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 have a wonderful day Cathy and enjoy your reading 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thankyou ♥️ 2mo
Blaire Oh nice! I really like Catherine Newman. I used to read her blog back in the day.. 2mo
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After Story | Larissa Behrendt
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Thanks Carolyn! The book looks great. And yes these these Koalas will definitely make me smile when I am scrubbing my pots , only they may be too cute to use for scrubbing 😁😘 Thankyou ! @CarolynM

Cathythoughts @CarolynM and I just discovered the lovely bookmark hiding in the book 😘 it will make a Litsy appearance when I read the book 👍🏻😘 2mo
AmyG How cute-the koala sponges! Have a wonderful birthday 🎂 (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG They are so cute 🥰 Thankyou. X 2mo
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TrishB Oh I loved this book ♥️ 2mo
batsy Awww! Adorable koala sponges. 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Oh great 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy They are sweet 😁 2mo
LeahBergen I love the scrubbies! 🐨 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen They are dotes 💕 2mo
CarolynM Please use the koalas 🙏 I love the thought of them in a sink in Cork😆 Hope you had a good day😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks ! Had a lovely day and Bookclub last night 👌🏻 I‘ll use one little scrubbie so 👍🏻😂 2mo
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Helen , thank you! I love my clothes. What a lovely thoughtful gift. And the card is gorgeous XXX 😘 @squirrelbrain

erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a lovely cover! 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Isn‘t it !!! 🥰 2mo
batsy That looks lovely! 2mo
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Cathythoughts @batsy It‘s a beauty 💫 2mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been hearing good things about this one 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It looks good ♥️ 2mo
squirrelbrain I thought it would go quite well with all the Persephone and Furrowed Middle Brow books that you love. 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain You‘re a darling ! It‘s perfect , Thankyou 😘 2mo
Centique This sounds like a wonderful book. Happy birthday Cathy (belatedly!) 💕 2mo
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks Paula 😘 2mo
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Guard Your Daughters | Diana Tutton
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Thank you so much Leah for this beautiful Persephone 💛 I‘m looking forward to it 😘💫 @LeahBergen

erzascarletbookgasm 🤩 Beautiful indeed! Happy birthday Cathy! Hope you‘re having a lovely day. ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie 😘 2mo
LeahBergen You‘re so welcome (and the rest of your gift should be arriving soon 🙄). Happy Birthday, my dear friend! Enjoy your day to the fullest. 😘😘😘 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday! 🎂🍷 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks so much Leah. Yes I received a notification that your parcel should be to me in a day or two. 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly Thankyou! ♥️ 2mo
Tamra Many happy birthday wishes Cathy! 😘🤗🥳 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thankyou ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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A compelling read about a woman who has deep anxieties and fears that keep her isolated , living as a recluse with her father outside a village in Ireland. The story reveals her dark history and the dark character that controlled her.
This is the best Liz Nugent I‘ve read.
@squirrelbrain I put my thoughts on the ending in the spoiler 👍🏻

Cathythoughts I didn‘t mind the ending… it was uneasy and scary .. and open-ended. What I did mind was that the teddy bear was still in circulation. I would have loved that bear to be disappeared forever ! Toby. 2mo
batsy Nice review, Cathy! Bumping this up the list. 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks. It‘s a ‘ good ‘ read ! 2mo
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youneverarrived Can‘t wait to read this one! 2mo
squirrelbrain Great review Cathy! I guess I‘m just a sucker for a ‘happy‘ ending. I didn‘t mind so much that he was still ‘on the loose‘ - I wanted Sally to be happy. 2mo
Tamra Stacked - intriguing! 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I know , that it was left open ended seemed to me that there were lots of possibilities 🤞🏻 2mo
LeahBergen Nice review! 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra She‘s an offbeat writer. Look forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there. 2mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived Look forward to your thoughts ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah 😘 2mo
julesG Hello Cathy, I just got a letter from you. Thank you! I have a letter for you here, totally forgot to take it to the post office. I'm so sorry. I'm going to send it out soon. Mea culpa! 2mo
Cathythoughts @julesG I‘m glad my card arrived. No worries , take your time with mine , it makes the birthday last longer 👯‍♀️ Happy Birthday again 2023! ♥️♥️ 2mo
batsy Happy birthday, dear Cathy! Have a fantastic day and weekend ❤️🧁📚 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thankyou my old Litsy friend 😘 2mo
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Finish Strange Sally Diamond, which is getting darker …👍🏻🖤

The witches of Vardo is a book I recently bought .. maybe start that 🤔

The Other Half of Augusta Hope has been on my kindle for awhile 🤔

Happy reading ♥️
Hi Cindy 👋🏻

Cinfhen Looks promising 😊Have a great week, Cathy 🧡 2mo
TrishB I loved Augusta Hope. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Haha Augusta Hope is still waiting for me on my shelves. Happy reading week! ❤️ 2mo
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LeahBergen It looks like you have a good week ahead! 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB That‘s a good sign♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie. X 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I hope so🤞🏻😁😘 2mo
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My Father's House | Joseph O'Connor
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My Fathers House begins in 1943 Rome is occupied by German forces. A literary thriller based on the true story of an Irish priest Monsignor Hugh OFlaherty. I read this for Bookclub , I anticipate a heated discussion.

Weyward. An entertaining read of three women who‘s lives are connected over centuries Witchy

Celia Fremlin Another domestic noir that had me freaked out and also laughing

Rehearsal. Bailed ! Couldn‘t figure it out.

batsy "Freaked out and also laughing"—looks like Celia Fremlin is consistent ??? 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy She‘s very consistent, to be fair 👍🏻😁 2mo
andrew61 Sounds good, loved star of the sea and shadowplay. 2mo
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TrishB Great summary 👍🏻 2mo
Tamra You had a terrific reading week! I can‘t wait to be able to read more Fremlin! 😆 I really enjoyed her humor. 2mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Yes ! It‘s good 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It‘s more like nearly 2 weeks 🙊.. we‘ve been on holiday so it was good for reading 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, im taking notes!! Always looking for bookclub ideas! Thanks for sharing 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts @cinfhen 👍🏻❤️ Thinking of you in your role at tomorrow‘s Bookclub ! Enjoy. 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Cathy xxxx 2mo
LeahBergen Ooo, I‘m definitely going to have to buy that Celia Fremlin! 2mo
CarolynM I bailed on The Rehearsal for the same reason 🤷🏻‍♀️🙂 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen She‘s in flying form in this one 😳😂 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Mind you , I recently read Birman Wood & loved it. Also just took in my post. A lovely parcel from you and all wrapped up inside ❤️ I‘ll wait till the the day and enjoy opening it then. Thankyou 😘 2mo
CarolynM 👍😘 2mo
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I‘m really enjoying this crazy story. We read one of Liz Nugent‘s books for our Bookclub and I‘ve liked her oddness ever since. I just saw your review @squirrelbrain and here you have me pondering about an ending again ( like in the Eleanor Catton ) .. I have to say it adds to the thrill of reading it. 👍🏻♥️

batsy I've been intrigued by descriptions of this one! Glad you're liking it. 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks ! I am enjoying it X 2mo
LeahBergen What @batsy said! 👍 2mo
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s good 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
squirrelbrain I‘ll be interested to hear what you think when you get there Cathy…. 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
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Wine of Honour | Barbara Beauchamp
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‘It nearly broke his Mum‘s heart when he joined up , her having lost her husband in the first war …‘

All the happenings in the village of Kirton as World War Two ended.
Showing the deepest fears and anxieties people had to somehow live through. The uncertainty of life and what would happen next ,Lovely characters
Good laughs along the way too. #FurrowedMiddleBrowClub I wish we could all meet in the Cock and Pheasant Arms to chat about this one

batsy I wish we could meet at the Cock and Pheasant Arms, too!! 😁❤️ Great review. I've yet to start but based on your review I'm looking forward to it. 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy It‘s very enjoyable 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Aimeesue I‘m looking forward to this one! 3mo
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Tamra Me too!! 🍻 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review! 🍻 3mo
jlhammar Wouldn‘t that be lovely? Wonderful review! Look forward to finishing-up this weekend. 3mo
quietjenn Yes, to a nice chat at the pub! Nice review 😃 looking forward to devoting some time to this one soon 3mo
Ruthiella That would be great to meet up in the pub to discuss in person! I‘ve finished it as well and concur with your review. A really interesting look at how people dealt with transitioning to civilian life, long wished for but harder than anticipated. 3mo
LeahBergen What a lovely review! I better get cracking with my reading of it. 😆 3mo
LeahBergen And the wine pairing is perfect. 🍷 3mo
catebutler Great review Cathy! I‘m in the middle of the novel, and agree wholeheartedly. Love the character studies. 3mo
willaful I have to read it on my phone, which my eyes hate, so have been reluctant to start. But I'll try to commit to some time every day. 3mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I think it was hard at times too. Really made me think about what people went through ❤️💔 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks 🍷 3mo
Cathythoughts @catebutler The characters are great ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @willaful Mind your eyes. It‘s a good read ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
LeahBergen Oh, just to let you know … I sent you a book from Book Depository that might be arriving next week (three words in the title; first word starts with ‘G‘ 😆😆) and there‘s another little package to follow that I‘ve sent from here. I hope it doesn‘t arrive too late! 😘😘 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks so much Leah. You‘re very good. We are off to France tomorrow but my neighbour is taking in our post.. I‘ll look forward to your parcel .. and first letter ‘G‘ hmmmm, interesting ❤️❤️❤️😘 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen We used to do that letter teaser before! That was fun 😂 I‘m glad it‘s making a comeback. I can ponder on G 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
LeahBergen Yes, you did the letter teaser thing first! 😆 I loved it. Have a wonderful, WONDERFUL time in France. 😘😘 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah 😘 3mo
Jess_Read_This Lovely review! And I‘d love to meet up with you and our bookclub in a pub. That would just be such a treat to meet everyone. I‘ve got this one on order and am looking forward to joining in! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Jess_Read_This 🍻I hope you enjoy the book X 3mo
CarolynM What a lovely thought, all of us sharing a drink and a laugh together❤️ Well, maybe one day… Great review too. 3mo
kspenmoll Wonderful review! 3mo
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll Thankyou ! 😘 3mo
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The Rehearsal | Eleanor Catton
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Book shopping today
Birnam Wood for my husband.
The Rehearsal for myself.

squirrelbrain Ooh, I wonder what The Rehearsal is like. (I haven‘t even read The Luminaries though!) 3mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I bailed on Luminaries. I‘m looking forward to trying Rehearsal. 3mo
AnneCecilie I loved The Luminaries, even though I‘m not sure I understand the last few pages. Love to see your thoughts one these. 3mo
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Cathythoughts @AnneCecilie Looking forward to it ❤️👍🏻 3mo
KristiAhlers @squirrelbrain I loved the Luminaries buts it's a saga kinda read. It's being turned into a movie this year. 3mo
Tamra Have you fallen in love with Catton? 😍 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Maybe 😁❤️ 3mo
LeahBergen Ooo, lovely! 👏👏 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘m looking forward to trying Rehearsal 👍🏻 3mo
Ruthiella I‘m curious to hear what you make of The Rehearsal. It was SO different from The Luminaries. You wouldn‘t think the same author. 3mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I‘m curious too. I‘ll keep you posted 😁 3mo
Tamra I didn‘t realize she had also written Luminaries. It was a “meh” for me, so I‘m not surprised you bailed. It was a task to read. 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Yes! I remember I thought the start promising. Then it just got way too complicated , too many characters , too complex a plot. 3mo
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Birnam Wood | Eleanor Catton
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A five star ⭐️ read. I‘m in awe at how Eleanor Catton brings all the threads , all the pieces together so seamlessly. A compelling read from start to finish.
I find the power of it all only coming together and dawning on me now , as I reflect on what I‘ve just read.
Bravo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻What a book.
And I LOVE the cover 🖤

Blaire Stacked!! 3mo
Tamra Ditto! 3mo
sarahbarnes Yay!! Cannot wait for this one! 3mo
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squirrelbrain Great review Cathy! I find it‘s taken me some time to reflect too and to get over that ending. As you know, I couldn‘t decide if I loved the ending or hated it; now I think that I love it! 3mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Yes , I loved the ending. Powerful. I just got the book for my husband and the bookshop owner hadn‘t read it yet , but was asking about the Macbeth reference ( Birnam Wood ) I never studied Macbeth! So I was flummoxed that there may be more similarities to the play ?! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Blaire @Tamra I hope you will love it as much as I did. ♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes oh good ! Enjoy and I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts. 3mo
Blaire Put a hold on it at the library…looks like the wait is pretty short. Can‘t wait! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Blaire Excellent !! 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
batsy Great review! You and @squirrelbrain have me excited ... I've put a hold on it so let's see if I can wait for that 😁 3mo
squirrelbrain No, I haven‘t studied Macbeth either Cathy, let‘s wait for someone more erudite to enlighten us! 🤣 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘m thinking you will be well familiar with Macbeth , and may be able to enlighten me on the similarities when you read it. I never knew Birnam Wood was a Macbeth reference until my bookshop owner told me today. 3mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Oh, no! I hope I'll have something useful to contribute 😂 (but I do love Macbeth so maybe a reread before this one...exciting 😁) 3mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I‘m dying to be enlightened.. I googled , Birnam wood is in Scotland, three witches tell Macbeth he will be king of Scotland until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane … interesting Helen ! 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘m not sure , maybe it‘s just the Birman wood reference ( or maybe?? more) I don‘t know Macbeth. Anyway , we‘ll see 😘 3mo
quietjenn All of the enthusiasm for this one has made me very interested in it! 3mo
AnneCecilie Know you peaked my interest for sure. I‘ve seen some mixed feelings about the ending. I saw an interview on YouTube by Waterstones where Cotton talked about her influences including Macbeth. If I remember correctly Cotton also wrote the screenplay for the latest Emma adaptation. 3mo
sarahbarnes I am first in line at the library when it comes in - it‘s still on order. And I too will look forward to insights from @batsy on Macbeth connections. 🤓 3mo
Cathythoughts @quietjenn 👍🏻😁 3mo
Cathythoughts @AnneCecilie Interesting ! I must look up the YouTube interview 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes 👍🏻👍🏻😁 3mo
LeahBergen Great review! 3mo
rockpools Even more stacked! And your photo‘s so atmospheric 😊 3mo
BarbaraBB Great review and photo🥰 3mo
jlhammar I‘m definitely going to have to get this one! I have The Rehearsal and The Luminaries sitting on my shelves unread though… 3mo
Cathythoughts @rockpools Thanks ! It was a pic from the dog walk 😁 3mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar It‘s a good one 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Centique Yay I‘m so glad it‘s so good! It will give me a NZ book I can gift friends for Christmas 💕 Just have to read it myself first. 😁 3mo
Cathythoughts @Centique I look forward to your thoughts Paula ❤️ 3mo
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Birnam Wood | Eleanor Catton
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast

I‘ve been reading the tagged book the last few days .. over halfway now. It‘s all you said it would be @squirrelbrain ! I love it , I can‘t leave it alone and yet I keep taking breaks so it will last longer. Tensions are rising at this point in the book. It‘s brilliant.

Wine of Honour. Looking forward to this one for #PersephoneClub

Happy reading All ♥️
Hi Cindy 😁

batsy The best feeling! When you can't wait to get back to reading a book but also want it to last longer 😁 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy It is the best feeling. This book is unbelievably good 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Cazxxx I‘m listening to the audiobook at the moment and really liking it 😊 3mo
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Cathythoughts @Cazxxx Oh very good. I‘d say the audio is interesting too👍🏻♥️ 3mo
TrishB I‘m waiting for this one to arrive this week😁 really looking forward to it now. 3mo
Cinfhen Ohhhhh, that‘s a really excellent endorsement for 3mo
AmyG I am excited to read Birnam Wood now. 3mo
squirrelbrain Oh I‘m so glad you‘re still loving it! I can‘t wait until you get to the the end though, so I can discuss it with you…! 🤣🤔 3mo
jlhammar That is great to hear about Birnam Wood. Looking forward to it! I wonder if it will be on the Women‘s Prize longlist. I‘m not very far into Wine of Honour, but enjoying it so far. 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I look forward to you reading it and hearing your response ♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I imagine you will like it Cindy ! 3mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG It‘s a good one 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen for your review x. I started The Luminaries and enjoyed the beginning, but too many characters and too complicated a plot for me. So I probably would have passed this one by , only for your review and that I trust your taste in books. I‘m spellbound ♥️ I‘ll finish in a day or two. And then … let the spoilers begin s 3mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar @squirrelbrain I‘m thinking this will be on the next Booker list 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Tamra That anticipation is what we live for! 😊 3mo
squirrelbrain You‘re welcome Cathy, and I‘m flattered that you trust my taste! I‘m hoping it will be on the Booker list, and on the Women‘s Prize list, released this week. 🤞 3mo
rockpools Ooh. I might have to give this a go after all! 3mo
Ruthiella Oh, you are making me so excited about the new Catton book! I will pick up my copy next week! 😃 3mo
Cathythoughts @rockpools @Ruthiella I think it‘s great ! As soon as I read Helen‘s review, I got it 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It is that Tamra ❤️ 3mo
LeahBergen I‘m going to have to read Birnam Wood! 👍 (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I imagine you will like it 👍🏻😁 3mo
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The Jealous One | Celia Fremlin
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This was a good one @LeahBergen @Tamra . This ‘ Lindy‘ character is brilliant… The whole story of the married couple and their ways and their laughs together is done to perfection. Then enter ‘ Lindy‘ , I was relating the story to my husband as I read and he was laughing but thought ‘ Lindy‘ quite interesting 🙄 . Anyway , someday when you‘ve read it … we can chat. It‘s very funny and suspenseful 👍🏻❤️

LeahBergen Great review! Maybe I‘ll read this one next. 👏👏 3mo
Tamra Exciting! 3mo
batsy Ooh, I see that this one is available on Kindle 👍🏾 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks. X I‘ll probably Read Possession next 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra @batsy 👍🏻👍🏻💕💕 3mo
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The Deepening Stream | Dorothy Canfield
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The Deepening Stream.
I haven‘t bought many books lately, but I ordered this one for our upcoming trip to Paris ( 😁). I believe there‘s a good part of it set in France. I had no idea it was such a big book and over 600 pages. I hope it travels well !
I loved The Home-Maker so much, so another by this writer was definitely on the cards. #PersephoneClub

TrishB Save your money and spend in Shakespeare and Co ❤️ 3mo
jlhammar So beautiful! 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I know ! 🥰 I‘m excited to visit that bookshop. 3mo
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Cathythoughts @jlhammar They make lovely books , in fairness 👍🏻💕 3mo
Tamra Capital G for Gorgeous! 😍 3mo
andrew61 Enjoy your break Cathy. 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It is G 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Thanks Andrew, it not for a couple of weeks but I havnt been outside the country sinse before covid. So it‘s all the more exciting. 👍🏻 3mo
catsuit_mango I would also recommand Smith and Sons close to Jardins des Tuileries, and they had a tea room à la British, or maybe try some French patisseries instead... I'm trying to remember my favourites ;) (breakfast in a Paul is nice too) 3mo
LeahBergen This is beautiful! I see I‘ll have to order myself a copy. 😆😆 And lucky you, going to Paris! I can‘t wait to hear about all your adventures there. 🥰 3mo
BarbaraBB I am very curious about this book, I loved The Homemaker too. And how wonderful you have a trip to Paris to look forward to 💕 3mo
MaureenMc How lovely 💕 (both the book & the upcoming trip!) 3mo
Cathythoughts @catsuit_mango Thankyou ! I‘ll look up your recommendations 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s a lovely book , and I‘d say it will be a lovely read ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I‘m very curious too 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc Thanks Maureen! I‘m looking forward to the book and the trip ❤️❤️ (edited) 3mo
Megabooks Gorgeous endpapers!! 3mo
Megabooks Enjoy Paris!! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Ah thanks Meg ❤️👍🏻 3mo
bcncookbookclub So gorgeous #endpages !!! 3mo
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I‘ve started the tagged book, it‘s very good ♥️
Also started the Celia Fremlin, also good 👍🏻

We are reading the Joseph OConnor for our next IRL Bookclub, I‘m looking forward to it.

Happy reading week everyone ♥️
Hi Cindy 😘

merelybookish I had the tagged book on my tbr for years! 3mo
CarolynM Glad you‘re enjoying 🙂 3mo
Cinfhen Hare was such an interesting story!! But it‘s a bit dense at times. Hope you enjoy it 💚 3mo
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Cuilin I love Joseph O Connor. Looking forward to your review. PS I‘m heading to Cork on Saturday. 🎉 3mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I am ! And we are heading to Paris soon for a week, so this is perfect❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Yes it is a bit dense at times , requires concentration , I agree. Some beautiful writing ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @Cuilin Oh lovely that your coming to Cork. If you have any free time please send me a message here on Litsy ( I‘ll look out ) and maybe a coffee together 👍🏻😁 (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish I imagine you enjoyed it when you got there ?!👍🏻❤️ (edited) 3mo
merelybookish @Cathythoughts Oh, my past tense is confusing. It's still there...waiting to be read. 🤨 3mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish 😂 I‘ll amend my comment then , to … I imagine you will enjoy it when you get there 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
TrishB I can‘t wait to see what you think of the O‘Connor- it will definitely feature on my tbr at some point. 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB sounds like it will be good. @EverydayImReading has read it and she‘s making special cocktails for that Bookclub 🍸🍸🍸 will keep you posted 😁 3mo
EverydayImReading @Cathythoughts Yes I am ! It‘s called Sgroppino and mentioned in the book. I started on the lemon sorbet today. I‘ll be sampling several over the next few weeks !! 🍸 3mo
Tamra This looks like a fabulous reading week! 😄 3mo
sarahbarnes Happy reading! 3mo
LeahBergen Nice! 👏👏 I have a copy of The Jealous One waiting on my shelves. 3mo
BarbaraBB Still need to read this too. 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It does look pretty good 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s really good. Almost finished it now ❤️👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB It‘s lovely so far ❤️ 3mo
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Mouth to Mouth: A Novel | Antoine Wilson
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I‘m disappointed not to like this more as the reviews I read looked good to me, and Jeff‘s story starts off well, but I‘m getting very impatient with him…
I‘m bailing … I might come back to it another day , or not.

TrishB Seeing more no thanks reviews for this one! 3mo
Tamra On to the next! May it be a 5⭐️ 3mo
sarahbarnes Ugh, sorry you didn‘t like this one. 3mo
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LeahBergen Bail away! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra @sarahbarnes @TrishB @LeahBergen I don‘t usually post bails , but I had high hopes of a good read here. Anyway, onwards and upwards, there are plenty more fish in the sea. 😁 3mo
batsy It got a so-so from me. Here's to bailing! 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Yes 👍🏻👍🏻 I read your review and stacked 3mo
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The blank wall: a novel of suspense | Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
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The Blank Wall. I loved this one ( wish I had the Persephone edition hmmmm 🤔 I might treat myself ❤️) Lucia Holley is up against it, with serious family troubles.. She is amazing. I felt the whole book was like a dream , like it couldn‘t be real ( I‘d say that‘s how Lucia felt ). Would anyone recommend another by this author?!

sarahbarnes I need to read this! 3mo
batsy What @sarahbarnes said! Sounds good, Cathy. Your review is intriguing 🙂 3mo
jlhammar I‘ve been wanting to read this one. Sounds like my cup of tea! 3mo
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Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes @batsy @jlhammar It‘s very readable , full of tension and suspense.. it‘s short too. 3mo
sarahbarnes I just ordered it through inter-library loan and am very excited. 🤓 3mo
LeahBergen 👏👏 I‘m glad you liked it, too! I haven‘t read any other books by this author but I‘d like to. 3mo
Cathythoughts @sarahbarnes That is exciting 😁👏🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I really enjoyed it 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
BarbaraBB I loved this book too ( the Persephone 😉) 3mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB It‘s a good one 👍🏻😁 3mo
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Milly has disappeared into a new life. Reinvented herself and discovered new strengths. But the past is not far behind, and Milly fears the long arm of the law.
Another great domestic noir from Celia Fremlin. I really enjoyed ‘ Milly ‘ and the development of her character. Never a dull moment!

Cinfhen Sounds great 3mo
Tamra I‘m excited for more Fremlin! 😃 3mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra You‘ve got the bug 😂 she‘s very good. 👍🏻 3mo
LeahBergen Well, now I‘m going to need this one, too 😆 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s a good one 👍🏻. I started The Blank Wall … I‘m obsessed already. 3mo
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Finish up Appointment With Yesterday 👍🏻enjoying it !

These other two books are contenders… they both look promising.

Have a great reading week all.

Hi Cindy ♥️

rockpools Happy reading to you Cathy - have a great week! 3mo
TrishB Will look forward to your reviews, have a great week 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @rockpools And to you Rachel ❤️😁 3mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB You too Trish 👍🏻 3mo
Cinfhen Ohhhhhh!!!!! I‘ve been REALLY CURIOUS about 3mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen It looks good ! Whether I get to it or not is another thing 😄 you know yourself! ! The plans are inclined to change 😂 3mo
Cinfhen Yup🤣 I know of what you speak xx 3mo
Tamra Whoa, the cover of The Blank Wall must have been something in its day. Scandalous! 😂 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Oh my god 😂 scandalous! What a scene, looks outrageous ! 3mo
Ruthiella Yes, that cover really caught my eye. You‘ll have to tell us if it‘s content match it! 😆 3mo
LeahBergen I loved The Blank Wall! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I will ! I think I‘ll start it next 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Well it‘s next up for me so 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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Small Things Like These was for irl Bookclub ( next Friday). I thought it was perfect 💔

The Spider Orchid.. another great edgy read from Celia Fremlin.

And I finished The Homemaker ( Dorothy Canfield Fisher earlier this week.) excellent book too

I‘m happy enough with my 3 books read 😁

ashw21 Small things like these was in my top reads last year!! 3mo
Cathythoughts @ashw21 I can see why ♥️ 3mo
TrishB Loved Small things, even though it was so small!! 3mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB Yes very small 😃 and very beautiful. 3mo
batsy That looks like a brilliant week of reading! 3mo
Tamra Oh yes, Small Things 💕💕😘 (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen Wonderful 😊 3mo
jlhammar Great reading week! I agree, the Keegan is just perfect. 3mo
LeahBergen What a good reading week. I have Small Things waiting on my shelves. 👍 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Wasn‘t it so good ?! ❤️ (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Such a good book 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I look forward to your thoughts on Small Things whenever you get there ❤️ 3mo
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The Spider-orchid | Celia Fremlin
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The Spider Orchid. My curiosity was up Leah when you posted about this one. This was a fun and edgy read. Great characters, I felt as if I were taken by the hand and led into Dorothy‘s building, where most of the drama unfolds. I loved how the reason for the title is revealed.
I may have to dive straight into another Fremlin…in fact I just have - An Appointment With Yesterday !

rockpools How fun - I love it when you just have to keep reading an author! 3mo
LeahBergen Great review and I‘m glad you liked it, too! I‘m now off to read about the next title you just started. 😆 3mo
TrishB Great finding new authors! 3mo
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batsy Nice review! I'm glad Fremlin is not just a one-hit wonder 😁 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen she‘s so readable 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @rockpools It is fun ! It‘s great Rachel 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘ve read a good few of hers now and she‘s never let me down 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Definitely not a one hit wonder. I can‘t imagine she‘s written anything but good ones 👍🏻😁 3mo
Tamra Must get to her! 😃 3mo
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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What an interesting turn of events we have here. I had tears for this family. Wonderful, insightful writing! And what an ending. Loved this one ♥️

Tamra 😊 I‘m glad you kept the momentum! The moment when they thought they‘d have to return to the pattern of their former lives was so raw & intense. Not something I expected. 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I wasn‘t expecting that either. I was terrified for them. What a great ending 😁the relief! Those little children were adorable 🥰 4mo
jlhammar I felt much the same. So glad you loved it. And yes, that ending! 4mo
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Cathythoughts @jlhammar It was great. So we‘ll written. 4mo
andrew61 I really enjoyed it as well Cathy. 4mo
batsy Lovely photo ❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba. The kitchen for the Homemaker 😂 4mo
LeahBergen I was so relieved that it ended that way! 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I know ! Wouldn‘t you get so invested in those characters ❤️ 4mo
CarolynM I'm still reading🙂 Enjoying it so far. 4mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM oh good 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
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The Home-maker | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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#Bookreport #WeeklyForecast

Reading is so slow at the moment ! But … this #PersephoneClub Bookclub pick is a page turner, and has me back in the reading zone , thank god ! Great characters, storytelling, a great read. I‘m about 100 pages in and I don‘t want to put it down.

Happy reading week all. ♥️
Hi Cindy 😁

Cinfhen That‘s wonderful ☺️glad a bookclub book has pulled you in 4mo
TrishB Enjoy ♥️ 4mo
Tamra Don‘t put it down Cathy! 😆 Enjoy! 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm ❤️👍 4mo
jlhammar Glad to hear you're enjoying it so far! 4mo
LeahBergen Yay! I‘m glad to hear you‘re enjoying it. Have a great week. 😘 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra 😂 ok ! I will not put it down 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar It‘s great 😁👏🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah! You too 😘 4mo
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In a Summer Season | Elizabeth Taylor
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#Bookreport / #Weeklyforecast it‘s been a slow reading week.

After much bailing and indecision ( and frustration) I am now happily reading Elizabeth Taylor. 😅

Happy reading week all.
Hi Cindy ♥️

TrishB Yeah, when you just can‘t settle on a book! 4mo
BarbaraBB It‘s nice to have a go-to author and Taylor definitely is one! Have a good week Cathy 🤍 4mo
Tamra 🤗 Happy Reading! Thoughts ahead to summer. 4mo
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Cathythoughts @Tamra Thoughts ahead to summer ❤️ Yes X 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I know ! And for me , it just comes along when I‘ve been on a roll and think nothing will stop me 😁 4mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Thanks Barbara! She‘s a good writer X 4mo
Cinfhen Hi Cathy!!! Glad you found a book to settle on 😁 4mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy X 4mo
LeahBergen I had a slow reading week, too. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
Megabooks Some weeks are like that. 💕💕 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen The mysteries of reading 😁 4mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks They are , but I‘m always surprised when it happens 😂 4mo
Lindy I recently brought a stack of books into my local used bookstore and the fellow who was going through them paused at Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont and asked “Is this the Elizabeth Taylor… ?” And I said no, because I could tell by the way he was asking he meant the actress. I haven‘t read anything else by Taylor. Did you finish In a Summer Season? 3mo
Cathythoughts @Lindy Hi Lindy, I didn‘t finish it yet, must get back to it as it‘s very good. The one I read and can highly recommend is (edited) 3mo
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I thoroughly enjoyed my second Wexford Mystery. Very much of the time ( 1960‘s) .. loved the details of this time I remember so well. Loved the characters and writing.
I have the third Wexford securely waiting on my kindle.

AmyG This makes me so happy as Ilove Ruth Rendell. I am glad you are enjoying her books. 4mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG I am ! She is a great find. ♥️ 4mo
LeahBergen I haven‘t read too many of her Wexford books yet. 4mo
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Blaire Ooh I need a new mystery series! Stacked 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘m starting my third. Very relaxing reading. 😁 4mo
Cathythoughts @Blaire I hope you‘ll like it 👍🏻, I‘ll look out for your review whenever you may get there x 4mo
Blaire @Cathythoughts I borrowed the first on Libby…looking forward to it 4mo
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I started tagged book this a.m. , it‘s my second Inspector Wexford. So far so good.

Babel, hope to make a proper start this week 🤞🏻

Needless Street. Will have a go 👍🏻

Have a good week all.
Hi Cindy X

Cinfhen Ohhhhh, I‘ve heard wonderful things about 4mo
Cinfhen Hope you like Babel!!! I loved the audio!!! I know you have both ebook & audio 😉 4mo
TrishB I thought Needless Street was great, very unexpected. 4mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Just started Needless Street … it‘s interesting 😳! 😆 4mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Started Babel on audio … it will be a slow process, BUT I love it already. 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Yes , I‘ve started and I don‘t know what to expect !! 4mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, now I‘m SUPER CURIOUS about 4mo
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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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This is the story of young Mary Yellan , whose mother dies. Mary heads off to Jamaica Inn to live on the moors with her aunt and uncle. The moors are desolate and weather beaten. A thriller of pure tension, dark and violent. I loved it.

It‘s been a slow reading week. But I did read this book and it‘s a memorable one. 🖤

Cinfhen Great review and photo ♥️ I enjoyed this book too! 4mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy! It‘s a real page turner 👍🏻 4mo
squirrelbrain I ought to read this sometime. I read it as a (young) teen so I‘m sure I didn‘t appreciate it. 4mo
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Tamra I have this TBR - must get to it! 😃 4mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain It‘s possible I read it ( or saw the movie ) a long time ago. But , if I did , I‘d forgotten it all. It‘s a great read. 👍🏻🖤 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It‘s for our IRL Bookclub.. I really enjoyed 👍🏻 4mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I envy your IRL club. 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra We have fun! Well, if you ever come across the sea to Ireland… ❤️ 4mo
batsy Love your review and photo! She's so good at creating atmosphere, in this one and Rebecca and also My Cousin Rachel. 4mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks X She really gets down into those moors ♥️🖤 4mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts 💚 I hope so! 4mo
LeahBergen Beautiful photo (and review)! 4mo
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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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I‘ve started Jamaica Inn for IRL Bookclub… very atmospheric 🖤
I have Babel on audible… it‘s a long listen, looking forward to starting it this week.

Have a good week everyone ♥️
Have a good week Cindy😘

erzascarletbookgasm I loved Jamaica Inn. Happy week, Cathy 🤗💕 5mo
TrishB Great pic for those 👍🏻 5mo
Cinfhen I think I might pick up Babel on audio this week too🤓 5mo
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Cinfhen And I enjoyed Jamaica Inn too @erzascarletbookgasm 💖 5mo
batsy Yes, I too loved the moody and atmospheric Jamaica Inn! And very keen to read Babel. Enjoy your reads 💕 5mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Jamaica Inn is dark ! Loving it too. X 5mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish X 5mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Yes, I won‘t get a lot of listening time , but I‘m curious. 🤓🤓❤️ 5mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba X ❤️ 5mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘m thinking of 7 Moons and the heart of darkness… Jamaica Inn is the heart of darkness so far anyway 🖤 5mo
squirrelbrain I‘m going to start on Babel soon too Cathy @Cinfhen - maybe not this week as I have an audio copy, but my digital print copy arrives at the end of the week. 5mo
Ruthiella I hope you like Jamaica Inn! It‘s not Rebecca, but it is fun in its way and has a great spunky heroine. 5mo
LeahBergen Enjoy your week, Cathy! 😘 5mo
Readerann I love Du Maurier, so will have to read this one! I‘m reading Babel now and really liking it. 5mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Hi Helen, the weeks gone by now it‘s Friday. Still havnt started Babel. Soon 🤞🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Just finished it last night , it was great. It‘s not Rebecca as you say , but it was a great page turner 👍🏻🖤 4mo
Cathythoughts @Readerann It‘s very good. I still havnt started Babel. ♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen A belated Thankyou Leah 😘 4mo
squirrelbrain I‘m the same Cathy. I played a tiny bit of it on my commute home last night, but it was set to double-speed, which felt too fast to start with, and I can‘t change that when I‘m driving so I gave up. (And caterwauled along to some 80s rock music instead! 🤣) 4mo
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Dinosaurs | LYDIA. MILLET
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I really enjoyed this listen. I liked , even loved Gil, who is finding his way through a painful breakup, who is still and I imagine always will be, figuring out what life is all about. There are some nice characters in this book. I loved figuring out in my mind why it‘s called Dinosaurs. There was a welcome softness in the writing and the story. I must look up more by Lydia Millet 👍🏻

squirrelbrain Gil was so lovely! ❤️ 5mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain He really was ! ♥️ 5mo
Ruthiella Great review! I‘m looking forward to this one! 5mo
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Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Looking forward to your thoughts! It‘s a thought provoking book ♥️💔 5mo
LeahBergen “A welcome softness”. I like that! Lovely review. 5mo
Megabooks Great review! 5mo
Tamra Titles are often such a puzzle - I don‘t always have a good guess. I‘m curious as to how often publishers pick the titles over authors. 🤔 5mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah. I think the softness comes mostly from the MC Gil ❤️ 5mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Thanks Meg X 5mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra The meaning is beautifully revealed at the end , but I loved puzzling over it as I read. I imagine you‘d like this one ❤️ 5mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I will stack! I hope my library has the audio version. 🤞🏾 5mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra By the way , I started watching Three Pines Series on Tv. So good. I needed a good Tv show to go to .. delighted 👍🏻 5mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts yay! I think the casting is quite good, especially Gamache. I burned through the episodes during my lunch breaks and now have to wait. 😩 I don‘t recall the details of the novels sufficiently to say how closely they align, but it wouldn‘t bother me if they didn‘t. 5mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I put a hold on the audio edition and the blurb sounds really good. 😊 5mo
jlhammar Wonderful review! I also enjoyed this audiobook. 5mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Thanks! It‘s so good ♥️ 4mo
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