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charissharpe

Joined July 2017

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Mehso-so

This was a super quick read but I wasn‘t in the edge of my seat (a sign of a good thriller) and I found the characters weren‘t really deep enough for me. There were a couple of good, unexpected twists, but I felt that the very last chapter was a bit of an unnecessary stretch. Not bad but not great.
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#bookreview #bookstagram #bookstagramuk #thewifebetweenus #thrillers #bookishgirl

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Citadel | Kate Mosse
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Found this at my dads and as I‘ve read Kate Mosse‘s Labyrinth obviously I was keen to borrow it 🤣 I‘ve made a good dent in it already, so good.

I‘ve got to say I‘m glad to be going home tomorrow, dad keeps reading out bits of local (Kettering, Uk) history too me!

#womeninhistory #katemosse #currentlyreading #citadel

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The Last Tudor | Philippa Gregory
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As usual I‘m already reading a pile of other books but when I spotted the latest Philippa Gregory I couldn‘t resist... I love her books so much. It fascinates me to see how the royal family used to live and how brutal and restrictive their lives were. And I am fascinated by women‘s roles through history & even in present day, shaping the history to come.

#historicalfiction #currentlyreading #bookishfeature #badassbookbabes

Balibee146 Love your tattoo fantastic unusual colours 😍😍 1y
charissharpe @Balibee146 thanks Ali, it‘s a temporary one but am considering getting a real one in that exact spot 😘 1y
Balibee146 It's fab... I have one there but on the other wrist 👍 1y
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Day off today, made a start on The Unbearable Lightness of Being this morning whilst drinking copious amounts of tea. Am also currently reading Harriet Harman‘s A Woman‘s Work. Really should update what I‘m reading here on my profile although I get the feeling some of them are indeed languishing unfinished 🤣
Do any of you video book reviews? If so where do you share them? YouTube?

#bookstack #currentlyreading #tbr #tbrpile #morningslikethese

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The White Queen | Philippa Gregory
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Hi all, I know I‘ve been MIA! Popping back in because I miss talking all things books 📚 Just finished this and I loved it. Historical fiction is usually a win for me, particularly when they feature female characters as I find it fascinating to see how we women have lived in the past and just how far we have come, how different our lives are now. A beautifully written weave of fact & fiction, I was hooked!

TheKidUpstairs Welcome back!!!! 1y
LiteraryinLititz Hi again! 1y
Scurvygirl 👋 1y
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charissharpe @TheKidUpstairs thanks Megan! 1y
charissharpe @Scurvygirl hey Laurie! 1y
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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Had to get this on pre-order, just starting it this evening. It's going to be a fascinating read!

#whathappened #hilaryrodhamclinton #equalitymatters

Jess7 Heads up: #HRC will be speaking live on CSPAN beginning at 7 pm EST about the 2016 presidential race and her book #WhatHappened 2y
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I can't believe I've been awol for 3 weeks! How have you all been?!
I've moved back to my flat but it's still a bit of a building site & work has been so busy that I'm pretty exhausted 😩 I've barely even looked at a book 📚
I shared this pic on Instagram a few days ago to welcome in September so thought I'd share it here too & touch base to say that I'm still alive!

kathedron It's good to see you here again! 2y
charissharpe @River_Voice glad to be back Kate, missed you guys! Hope you're well? 😘 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 📚🌺🌸 2y
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Jas16 Love this picture! 2y
JazzFeathers Moving is just horrible 😵 The pic is beautiful 😊 2y
readordierachel Lovely photo! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart So beautiful x 1y
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Tiger Eyes | Judy Blume
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Having spent the end of the week moving back into our flat and 13 hours at work today I'm confident that my attempt at the #7in7readathon has gone totally out the window! But hey, it was a good effort.

This evening I have no idea where my backpack containing the outstanding items on my readathon are & my other half is asleep so I can't look properly (we haven't unpacked) so a glass of red & a reread of Tiger Eyes it is. Ctd in comments...

charissharpe I absolutely LOVE Tiger Eyes, it's one of my all time favourite books. I fell in love with Davey & her story as a teenager & learnt of by heart my first Spanish sentence from this book... my vocabulary has diversified slightly since then, as well as saying "when the lizards run" I can now ask for a glass of white wine with ice in ? What was your favourite Judy Blume? #judyblume #yafiction #youngadult 2y
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The Weaver Fish | Robert Edeson
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3.5/5 ⭐️ this is hands down one of the oddest books I've ever read. It would help to have a better grasp of scientific, linguistic & mathematical theory in order to read this than I have, but with a mind that happily believes in things that don't exist and very odd characters it was a fun read. It did take me a while to get into it though.

Two of my #7in7readathon down, 5 to go! Back to The Little Prince now amidst packing to move!

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Exciting news this morning! We get the keys to our flat tomorrow & can move back home! We've been in a temporary flat for 3 months so am excited to move home & be reunited with my stuff (books!📚)

Also excited to read Women in Science as part of my #7in7readathon it's gorgeously illustrated.

#womensstudies #womeninscience #equalitymatters

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks beautiful and congratulations!! 2y
Boghunden Congrats on the flat. Contemporary living situations are no fun! 2y
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Boghunden Hahaha, obviously I meant temporary! 😂 2y
catebutler Oh that's very good news! So happy for you! And this book looks beautiful - that illustration! 😍 2y
charissharpe @Boghunden thank you lovely 😊 2y
charissharpe @catebutler it's gorgeous, I'll share more soon. So happy to be moving back home! 2y
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We set up a little reading nook & free book exchange where I work. I always get excited if I spot books you can read or borrow at other places! 📚

#booksinthewild #bookish

kathedron Very nice! I'd love to set up a little free library outside my house but the local kids would surely trash it. (Seriously, they fight on the drive and film it on their phones.) 2y
charissharpe @River_Voice I think it would be similar if I tried it where I live too, although luckily no fighting & filming kids here! But it's great to be able to do it at work, the space we've set it up in is a room we call the Living Room with sofa seating & coffee tables so it's perfect for it 😊 2y
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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I'm heading in to work now but have my copy of The Little Prince in my bag ready to start on the bus ride home, my second read for the #7in7readathon

Chose this pic from Pinterest as I run a coffee shop/restaurant and we often have one or two customers with their head in a book with their coffee ☕️

What are you reading right now? Are you a coffee shop reader?

#currentlyreading

catebutler This is a lovely! And I am definitely one of those people that enjoy reading in a café. 2y
charissharpe @catebutler me too, a book + coffee + cake = excellent "me" time! 2y
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Saint Zita Society | Ruth Rendell
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Mehso-so

3⭐️ an odd assortment of characters lead this book, their lives are all entwined and they're all incredibly self-centred, perhaps a realistic portrait of what we are like as a society these days?

I'm not sure that I particularly liked or cared for any of the characters, i kept reading as I was intrigued as to how it would play out, but for me not a pick.

#ruthrendell #mystery

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My final reading pile for the #7in7readathon which kicked off at midnight August 14th.

Landscape magazine, Women in Science illustrated book, this is a children's book but it's gorgeous!, The Saint Zita Society by Ruth Rendell, The Weaver Fish, The Little Prince (b/c I love the movie but hadn't read the book) & Animalium 🐙 not pictured, We should All Be Femininsts essay on my kindle.

#7in7 #readathon

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Animalium | Jenny Broom
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Getting my reading materials together for #7in7readathon (official start time: midnight August 14th) only a few more items to add to the #tbr...

RestlessFickleBookHoarder Great choices! 2y
charissharpe @RestlessFickleBookSlut thanks, I've got my final pile together now & made a good start y'day! 2y
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The Weaver Fish | Robert Edeson
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Pondering what to read for the 7 in 7 readathon which I discovered via @readsusieread you 7 things in as many days & you can choose to read anything... Novels, comics, magazines, poetry... Susie does finishing a book you've already started count?

Is anyone else joining in?

#7in7 #7in7readathon

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RestlessFickleBookHoarder Hmmm. It is tempting but I know I would fail and fail big. I love the cat in this image BTW. 2y
charissharpe @RestlessFickleBookSlut I think I might fail too (😂) i think I'm going with a magazine (my latest copy of Landscape arrived last week & I haven't looked at it yet), a newspaper (never read them, Twitter tells me everything...) & I just need to decide on 5 others! 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder @conversationswithcharis ok. Now I'm waffling because I can maybe manage a comic or two. And I've got a 3 hour audiobook (and I listen at chipmunk sipped.) Maybe I could manage this... 2y
charissharpe @readsusieread yay! That means I've now got 4 or 5 reads on my list, just a couple more & im sorted... 2y
charissharpe @RestlessFickleBookSlut yay, we can do this! 🙌 2y
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The Keeper | Alastair Gunn
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Finished it! If you like fast paced crime thrillers with fairly stereotypical characters then this book is just the ticket. An enjoyable read with an interesting twist I didn't see coming.

Now for The Weaver Fish...

#crimethriller #pageturner #tbr

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The Keeper | Alastair Gunn
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Morning Littens! I saw this on Pinterest & thought it was too cute not to share... What are you up to today? What book will feature for you today? I'm working this afternoon so only have time to squeeze in some of The Keeper today before work.

sisilia I had a lazy morning, and then gym in the afternoon. Am now reading 2y
Jess_Read_This This is just the sweetest pic. 💝I'm starting a cozy mystery this morning. Rather timely as I had to put a sweatshirt on this morning to sit outside to read with my coffee. Autumn is coming. 2y
Jeg Evening here. About to get into bed with my latest read. Butterflies. 2y
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charissharpe @sisilia lazy mornings are what it's all about 🙌 just added your read to my #tbr looks good! 2y
charissharpe @Jess_Read_This oh I've read one in that series, great books 📚 2y
Libby1 The Gunslinger movie comes out in the U.K. next weekend so I'm trying to finish The Drawing of the Three. 2y
charissharpe @Jeg sweet dreams Joy! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I WILL finish Pachinko today if I do nothing else!!!!! 😑📚😊 2y
charissharpe @Libby1 I haven't read that series yet, need to get on it! 2y
charissharpe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks did you manage it?! 2y
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The Keeper | Alastair Gunn
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Realised that all of my current reading material is non fiction so made a start on this today, picked up at the charity shop for a Q9, I generally enjoy a good crime/murder thriller and am quite a big fan of Tess Gerritsen, I've not read any Alastair Gunn before but I'll let you know what i think soon enough!

Has anyone else out there read it?

#crimethriller #murdermystery #currentread

Jess_Read_This I'm not familiar with this author but the cover is awesome! Adding it as one to check out. 2y
charissharpe @Jess_Read_This that's why it caught my eye and for a Q9 I figured why not?! 2y
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The War on Women | Sue Lloyd Roberts
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5⭐️ this book has opened my eyes to situations in other parts of the world, it has made me cry, and it has given me a glimpse of the incredible tour de force that Sue Lloyd Roberts must have been.

This book covers FGM, sex slavery, the gender pay gap, honour killings and so many of the other battles that women still face daily around the world from Egypt to Pakistan to Ireland to the UK, this book should be on everyone's reading list. Trigger ⚠️

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de Kooning: An American Master | Mark Stevens, Annalyn Swan
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This monster arrived in the post this week, it is going to be absolutely fascinating to read.

de Kooning was an abstract artist, abstract art absolutely fascinates me because sometimes I can see 'it' and other times, no, it just doesn't happen. Do you appreciate abstract art? Any artists out there?

#dekooning #abstractart #biography #art

Booksnchill @conversationswithcharis I didn't know of this book and will look for it- I am an artist- just finished the Andrew Wyeth A Secret Life the Peggy Guggenheim. Did you enjoy this one? 2y
charissharpe @Booksnchill I've not read it yet, but I got my copy from amazon if that's any help? 2y
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#bookishwouldyourather

1. Cafe
2. Favourite author: because then I'd be in the mind of a writer!
3. Cry, I often cry at books.
4. 1000+ pages on my country's history, I could do that!
5. I pretty much always read the blurb 📚

@Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja Good picks! 👏 2y
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Lunch time reading... feeling a little drowsy now after a big lunch but I have work at 4pm so no napping for me!

I am loving this book already, it's already causing various questions to bubble up in my mind. Can you imagine having to read books in secret? To have to sneakily listen to your favourite music? To literally not ever have any space to yourself? To have your attire inspected inch by inch on a daily basis?

#diversebooks

Jess_Read_This I can't imagine. It blows my mind and I'm infinitely grateful and humbled that I have the freedom to read what I want and access to books. 2y
charissharpe @Jess_Read_This me too, I know over the years that books & movies have been censored in the Western world but that tends to be an occasional thing. To have almost all books be forbidden I just cannot imagine. 2y
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5⭐️ read. I very much enjoyed this book. Told entirely by the main character as he reflects back on his choices over the past few years, including a relationship that has never left him and how torn he felt between his home (Pakistan) & his developing life in the US. Beautiful writing, Lahore became real to me off the page and an ending you expect just as you arrive there. Wholeheartedly recommend!

#diversereads #mohsinhamid

readordierachel Oh, I am so glad to hear this! Really want to read this one. 2y
charissharpe @ReadOrDieRachel it's so well written, I think you'll enjoy it. 2y
Booksnchill @ReadOrDieRachel gave this to my godson when he went off to college- so important to challenge your perspectives 2y
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charissharpe @Booksnchill @ReadOrDieRachel absolutely & it's such a good book! 2y
ephemeralwaltz Halfway through this. Enjoying it very much 2y
charissharpe @ephemeralwaltz SUCH a good book! 2y
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After a bout of serious reading whilst away my brain has been struggling a little & ive been book hopping with a few different reads. About to start Reading Lolita in Tehran which I'm looking forward to, and I'm back to work now so I'll be reading a little over the evenings after work. Do you ever find that sometimes you're too scattered to concentrate on any one book?

#diversereads

Leniverse Frequently. A lot of the books I like to read are a bit exhausting, either due to writing style or content. A chapter or two will do, and then I need something different. 2y
charissharpe @Leniverse I think that's it, I've got a few non-fiction books on the go and they tend to be one or two chapters at a time kinda books. 2y
Leniverse I make sure to always have some short stories and fast paced reads on hand for "refreshment" and I also do buddy reads of a few chapters a week. That way I end up not just reading a lot more books, but I find I get through the slow/difficult ones at a faster and steadier rate too. It just becomes a rhythm, to think one book at breakfast, another at afternoon, and a third for bedtime. 2y
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charissharpe @Leniverse very organised! But it sounds as though it works for you. I might have to try a buddy read. 2y
Leniverse Not quite as organised as it sounds. I still sometimes end up with half read books displaced for a couple of months, and frequently find myself with 8 books to juggle instead of 3. 😆 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm having that problem now with Pachinko.... 😫 it's usually the type book I would love... idk what's going on!!!! 2y
charissharpe @Leniverse currently struggling along with 5, although one if almost finished... 2y
charissharpe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it does look like a pretty epic read though! 2y
emmaturi I don't think I could have 5 on the go though 2 would be my limit! 2y
charissharpe @emmaturi that would certainly be more sensible 😂 2y
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Reading this atm, beautifully evocative writing, switching between the US & Pakistan seamlessly, very much enjoying it. Found it at the charity shop for Q9.99, score!

#amreading #currentread

emmaturi Charity shops are great! Since I arrived in Scotland been visiting loads of them! 2y
readordierachel Nice! This is high on my list. I'm reading his latest Exit West, and absolutely loving it. 2y
charissharpe @emmaturi they're an absolute treasure trove books wise! 2y
charissharpe @ReadOrDieRachel Exit West is on my #tbr and now I'm looking forward to reading it even more! 2y
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Saint Zita Society | Ruth Rendell
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I was tagged by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks to join in with #bookcolortag with a yellow stack ⭐️ so here they are... apparently yellow is the colour of crime thrillers!

If there is anyone that hasn't played along yet I tag you to make an orange stack!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛💛💛 2y
charissharpe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I realised I cut off the one book I tagged though, oops! 2y
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5/5 ⭐️ this book is epic and did take me forever to read but it is enthralling and cleverly written, I enjoyed following the saga of the main characters lives. My dad is popping the sequel in the post for me but I'll need a breather in between. This is definitely two books in one!

#epic #bookish

Jess_Read_This Gorgeous view!! 2y
charissharpe @Jess_Read_This it's the view from the cafe at the holiday camp! 2y
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Well the wind & rain here yesterday was like Armageddon 💨☔️🌊🌬 but today has been nice even with the crazy wind... the campsite was quite the scene of devastation this morning with abandoned ripped tents dotted about, thank goodness we stayed in a pod!

Today is our last day & I've managed to read 4 different books and am still steadily working my way the Pillars of the Earth 😂

readordierachel Cute pic! 2y
charissharpe @ReadOrDieRachel thank you 😊 2y
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The War on Women | Sue Lloyd Roberts
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Today has been an interesting day. The wind is so strong it's shaking our pod and we've watched numerous families pack up their tents and go home. I found myself in conversation with Rita Banerji on Twitter this morning having only recently come across her via The War on Women #smallworld. I've learned about women using social media to highlight their charity causes or advocacy roles and I've snorted to myself at the sexism we... (ctd in comments)

charissharpe ...inflict upon ourselves via women's magazines. Why shouldn't we age gracefully? Why shouldn't we be able to drive? Why on Earth should wearing high heels to work be a company policy? Why should women have to fight to overturn a legal ruling that it's okay to rape them if their their rapist marries them after? Thanks to the rain I've soaked up a lot today. #womensrights #equalitymatters 2y
catebutler This is a great post and has left me with quite a bit to ponder, so thank you for sharing. And, I hope you stay safe and warm on this cold blustery day. 2y
trazo Love your post. In addition, why is hitting a stranger a felony but hitting ones wife a misdemeanor? Why do we continue to argue whether marital rape exists or not? It absolutely does exist. I love reading/hearing people address these issues! Thank you. 2y
charissharpe @catebutler thanks Cate, so many people left the camp site last night, some of the tents have been destroyed, so glad we're in a pod! I'm glad the post made you think, I had so much whirring through my head yesterday evening. 2y
charissharpe @trazo thank you for commenting Thelma, I didn't realise that the law is still so ambiguous over there... and I guess it differs state to state? I feel like we should talk about these issues, more & more! 2y
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Day 2 of #booksacrossoceans #seaofbooks I spotted this book in Waterstones the other day & though it looked pretty intriguing. Might have to pick it up post holiday.

Currently under a blanket in our pod whilst the rain just keeps coming outside & the wind batters the whole caravan park, reading & listening to Bowie. #britishsummer #staycation

pri_bibliophile Sounds like a perfect setting to read!! 2y
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I snapped this for day 1 of #booksacrossoceans #augusttbr but I have to confess that as we're on holiday I've now read most of them apart from The Handmaid's Tale (which I left at home) and The Pillars of the Earth, which I'm working my way through now... we're forecast for a lot of rain ☔️ tomorrow so somehow I think I'll finish it!

#tbr #currentlyreading

mellisarock Ahh so many good things about this post! Already read tbr, vacation & rainy days. 2y
Gharv The Pillars of the Earth is my favorite book! My very most favorite! 😊 2y
readordierachel How did you like The Stars Are Legion? I have that one from the library but haven't started it. 2y
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charissharpe @mellisarock it hasn't stopped raining at all today, making no good work in The Pillars of the Earth 😂 2y
charissharpe @Gharv I'm enjoying it, it's quite an epic! 2y
charissharpe @ReadOrDieRachel I enjoyed it, perhaps the second half more than the first. Easy to read and fairly standard sci fi not groundbreaking but enjoyable. 2y
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The Stars Are Legion | Kameron Hurley
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It's sooooo windy again today that they've put weather warnings up on site as it's getting stronger, Tom's happy though he's watching the paragliders.

I'm snuggled up in my sweater in my camping chair eating lemon sorbet & reading this by our pod 📚

#staycation #sciencefiction #scifi

Sophoclessweetheart Pod? How cute! What are they? X 2y
charissharpe @MythicReads it's a bit like a shed 😂 just big enough for a double bed & two singles (for kids) but nothing else. It's better than trying to set up & take down a tent, and tomorrow is forecast for heavy wind & rain but we'll be all nice & cosy! 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Oh! That sounds blissful! Where is it? 😍 2y
charissharpe @MythicReads down in Dorset, we stay every year 😀 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Oh how precious 😻x 2y
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Reading this today, might have gotten a bit sunburnt down at the beach this morning, it's so windy here you don't realise how strong the sun is... oops.

This is a fascinating read, although I struggled a little through some of the war related (but necessary) background. People risked their lives to ensure that incredible manuscripts survived, amazing.

#bookish #nonfiction

DivineDiana I am fascinated by your beach of stones not sand! 2y
charissharpe @DivineDiana it's pretty common here! Most beaches in the U.K. Are pebbles but we do have some sandy beaches x 2y
DivineDiana @conversationswithcharis Must be a challenge to the feet and sunbathing! 🤔 2y
charissharpe @DivineDiana 😂 it's certainly a challenge to the feet, it makes walking along the beach somewhat tiring! 2y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I was excited about this book and liked the premise. It started off interestingly enough but it didn't quite go the way I thought that it might. I was disappointed to read that the author essentially expected us to all behave like men once the power activated and I disliked the choice to mirror Saudi Arabia's current conditions. It's thought-provoking though. 3/5 ⭐️

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Power | Naomi Alderman
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Read this today, it's a definite page turner but I'm not sure how I feel about it, will review later.

This is the view from the cliffs a few minutes from our pod, it's been so super windy today, I hope it's not quite as bad tomorrow 🌬

#scifi #bookish #dorset

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! So beautiful 💜 2y
catebutler Such a beautiful spot! 2y
EvieBee Gorgeous! 2y
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charissharpe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @catebutler @EvieBee we love it here, we come down every year 💙 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @conversationswithcharis love it!! I need a place like this!! 2y
charissharpe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks we look forward to it every year 😂 2y
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Power | Naomi Alderman
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The sun is shining but it is sooooo windy down here! Started The Power today, so good. "She was glittering inside."

#scifi #sciencefiction #thepower

Sophoclessweetheart So excited to read this! ❤️ 2y
charissharpe @MythicReads it's certainly a page turner, I've barely put it down today! 2y
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Well it might be grey & drizzly but we've made it to Dorset, just checking in to our campsite then we'll be setting up home for the week in a pod!

EvieBee Beautiful!!!! Very Inspector Lynsley 🤓 2y
charissharpe @EvieBee it is, love it down here! 2y
emmaturi Nice! 2y
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I really enjoyed this book, I have seen the series, Shetland, which is very dark & moody and helped set the scene reading the book as the Shetland islands are very different to where I live now or grew up. The book & the series are not miles apart & I'm looking forward to reading more in the series.

#crimethriller #shetland #murdermystery

EvieBee Sounds lovely! My library just started ordering all of her books so I'm happy. I've only watched Vera, but I'll have to check out this series in both book and tv formats. 2y
charissharpe @EvieBee I LOVE Vera! 2y
robinb Think I might like to check out this series. Thanks! 2y
charissharpe @robinb they're quite character driven & the Shetlands shine as a character in its own right too, I hope you enjoy them. 2y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I managed to catch up with the #lotrchapteraday today, huzzah! Bilbo is certainly way braver than me, and I think even braver than the dwarves!

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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These are the last 4 physical books I've bought... and somehow they're all sci-fi! Hyperion is the odd one out as it's by a male author & I have read it before, but T hasn't and he's hoping to read Hyperion & The Power.
My mission today on the drive down to Dorset is to finish either The Pillars of the Earth or Cold Earth. Most of my kindle reading will be limited to one book as there's no wifi where we're going...

#scifi #sciencefiction

catebutler I read a lot of physical books, but I do enjoy my eBooks when I travel. Enjoy your reading! 2y
charissharpe @catebutler me too, I often only take my kindle. But we're staying in a pod on a campsite where you have to pay for wifi, so I might just use the kindle app on my phone too, that way I can carry on with The Hobbit readalong on my kindle or phone & have another book on the go on the other 😂 we're taking a few physical books too. 2y
Texreader ❤️ Pillars!! Just finished rewatching the miniseries. I so enjoy your posts on Litsy! Glad you are here!! 2y
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Leniverse Why do you need wifi to use your kindle? I only need wifi to download books, and I have enough books on my kindle to last the rest of the year! 2y
charissharpe @Texreader thank you so much Karen, I'm very much enjoying Litsy, such a lovely community 😊 2y
charissharpe @Leniverse I have the kindle app on my iPad rather than an actual kindle, it doesn't let me switch books unless I'm in wifi mode 😒 2y
charissharpe @Texreader ps. I didn't know there was a mini series to watch? 2y
catebutler I think that's a good idea! It sounds like you definitely are a prepared packer. I'll be doing the same in a couple of weeks. It is quite the challenge to decide which books to pack and how many. The idea of running out of reading material is quite a scary thought! 😅 2y
Texreader @conversationswithcharis It was on Starz (which I don't get) years ago. I bought the DVD set as soon as it was out. It has a younger Eddie Redmayne and Haley Atwell. I also got the set for World Without End but haven't watched it in years. 2y
charissharpe @catebutler on my last trip away I did run out of books, I had to make do with a magazine! 😩😜 2y
charissharpe @Texreader I'll have to look it up x 2y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I think there's a bit of a theme with my latest #bookish purchases!

Both The Handmaid's Tale & The Power are on my #tbr so I'm hoping I might get to read one on holiday... which one should I read first #littens?!

#feminism #equalitymatters #genderequality #womensstudies

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This will be me really soon... today is my last day at work & then I'm on holiday! We're off to Dorset & it will probably rain so somehow I don't think I'll look quite as glam as the lady in this pic (found via Pinterest) 😂 but I really don't mind!

Taking The Pillars of the Earth, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and The Stars Are Legion books with me to read & am hoping to keep up with #lotrchapteraday & The War on Women on my kindle 📖

Texreader Sounds like wonderful me-time 2y
Texreader Didn't mean to put a spoiler tab on that! Late here... 2y
charissharpe @Texreader 😂 sounds like somebody needs to get some 💤 2y
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Texreader @conversationswithcharis Yeah I know. Just started steroids and I've been wide awake for hours. It's 2:20 am here. And a full day webinar tomorrow. I can see lots of 💤 tomorrow during 8 hours staring at the computer screen. 2y
Texreader 3:30 check in! Why can't I just sleep!?!? 2y
charissharpe @Texreader oh dear 😔 2y
kathedron Enjoy Dorset! If you visit Lulworth Cove, say hello to it from me. 🚣 2y
charissharpe @River_Voice will do 😉 2y
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Couldn't resist... who has read it/is reading it?

#feministfightclub #feminism #womensstudies #equalitymatters #genderequality

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And home from work, it was a tough shift, but now I'm in my onesie with a glass of Malbec 🍷 & im going to read a chapter or three before bed!

#bookish #bookworm #booksbeforebed

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Untitled | Unknown
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I'm off to work for the evening but wish I was still curled up with a book... started Cold Earth by Ann Cleves today to counteract the heaviness of my non-fiction reading list! Saving the rest of The Pillars of the Earth for the drive down to Dorset on Saturday (just under half to go!) 📚

Via Pinterest

#bookish #bookworm #illustration

SilversReviews Cute graphic!! 2y
charissharpe @SilversReviews isn't it? Had to share! 2y
SilversReviews @conversationswithcharis Yes, and thank you for sharing. 2y
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The War on Women | Sue Lloyd Roberts
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Just read another chapter of The War on Women, on honour killings. Prevalent in Pakistan, the Kurdish region of Turkey and still taking place in Jordan, it also happens here in England. Made even more poignant with the recent news of the death of 19 years old Celine Dookhan in London in an alleged honour killing after she (an Indian Muslim) began a relationship with an Arab man.

#womensrights #equalitymatters

zsuzsanna_reads 😢😢😢 2y
zsuzsanna_reads Also this: women are sold as slaves by ISIS at slave markets and on instant messaging apps. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/slaves-of-isis-the-long-walk-of-th... 2y
kathedron I will read this book but not yet; I need to work on defusing a few psyche-bombs first. 2y
charissharpe @zsuzsanna_reads I have no words, that article has just made me cry, I feel so helpless. Thank you for sharing the link x 2y
charissharpe @River_Voice yes, it is an upsetting book, I'm glad I'm reading it but it does make me feel small and helpless. All I feel I can do is share the stories I come across so that these women's stories are not hidden away 😔 2y
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Pickpick

I absolutely love this book, it's the second time I've read it. In turns laugh out loud hilarious and in others, sad, it is the real life story of Simon Dawson & his wife Debbie moving to Exmoor from London & starting their own smallholding.
Warning: don't read if you're vegan.

GarthRanzz Oh this is going right onto my stack! Sounds like The Good Life! 2y
charissharpe @GarthRanzz it's brilliant, I loved it 👍 2y
GarthRanzz Just ordered a copy from Abe Books! Can't wait for it to come in. 2y
charissharpe @GarthRanzz I really hope you enjoy it! 2y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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After escaping the wood elves in barrels and floating along the river forever Bilbo & the dwarves end up spending two weeks in Lake Town, feasting & feted although poor Bilbo has a terrible cold. A short chapter today & the urge to keep reading... 😳

#Tolkien #lotrchapteraday #fantasy #bookish

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Curse Keepers | Denise Grover Swank
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Panpan

I read this book ages ago & rediscovered it recently in my kindle library and really couldn't remember it at all so decided to reread. It's really really predictable and a bit OTT in the "they're so hot for each other but know they shouldn't be" vein. I won't be finishing it, for me it's a pan.

I didn't buy the next in the series which should have given me a clue...