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charl08

charl08

Joined October 2016

"Then practice losing farther, losing faster..." Lost without a book.
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The Second Sleep | ROBERT. HARRIS
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Scary dystopian future...

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The Second Sleep | ROBERT. HARRIS
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New book from Robert Harris. Intriguing.

Tanisha_A Perfecto! 1d
charl08 @Tanisha_A I have no idea where it's going, but hoping I have enough time to finish it tonight... 1d
arubabookwoman I‘m finishing up Nick Hornby‘s Ten Years in the Tub, and he regularly mentions Robert Harris, who is his brother-in-law. 24h
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#hiddenhistories

Post ww1 ethnic/ religious "cleansing" of states.

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Blown Away | Rob Biddulph
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My board book gift was a win. 🙃😂🤣

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This book keeps listing other authors I want to read... (and making me want to travel, of course)

charl08 Like this one... 3d
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Grand Union: Stories | Zadie Smith

I told him a story about a party I once attended, at which a man called me by another woman‘s name all night, mistaking me for her, maybe because she did the same sort of work as me. I didn‘t correct him, though we had met many times before. I tried to find it in myself to be insulted, to feel as others feel, to care as they would care, but instead I felt a strange lightness, like I‘d given myself the slip for the evening.

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Somewhere in his imagination there existed a perfect crime scene....

His outburst years back.... that 'This isn't fucking CSI Miami,' had since become an unofficial police motto...

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'...regretted that he had also expressed in it the opinion that Wadsworth's work reminded him 'of warm cabbage water'.

Ouch.

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1912: not a great time to cut your hair and forget your hat in Paris, apparently.

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Mark Gertler, in his second year at the Slade.

Cathythoughts Lovely post 1w
charl08 @Cathythoughts The bookmark is from art by Cressida Bell. 1w
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In a book full of bonkers elite types, this pun tickled me.

(Sir Reginald Bullying Manner...)

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Grand Union: Stories | Zadie Smith

She walked through the city struck by these strange partnerships of the soft and the hard. In shops, in restaurants, in line at the CVS. She always had the same question. Why in God‘s name are you still married to this asshole? Lady, your children are grown. You have your own credit cards. You‘re the one with life force. Can‘t you see he‘s just a piece of the furniture? It‘s not 1850. This is New York. Run, baby, run!

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Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
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What sort of fiction?
Popular. Likes a bit of sensation.
Who doesn't?

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Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
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Ew. Maybe I won't book that 19th c time machine after all.

lost.in.a.book 🤢🤢🤢 2w
charl08 @lost.in.a.book right? 2w
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Grand Union: Stories | Zadie Smith

They said, This might look like a war between men and women, but what this really is is the last siege of a ruling class. See Brett up there making that little bitchbaby face? See that? That‘s the face a baby makes when you try and take his rattle away. We‘ve had many, many babies so we‘re familiar. America being the rattle in this analogy.

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Grand Union: Stories | Zadie Smith
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... on one occasion, a book, held only for the duration of the photograph and – though perhaps only I noticed this – upside down. As they prep, each wears a heartbreaking pair of plain black spectacles. Once each girl is ready to pose, she hands her glasses to her sister. It is easy to say they make being young look like hard work, but wasn‘t it always hard work, even if the medium of its difficulty was different?

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Goodbye Lucille | Segun Afolabi
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Love a swimming reference.

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Brooklyn | Colm Toibin
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Anyone want to be in #Liverpool a week on Friday? I have a ticket to see Colm Toibin and am double booked. Boo.
#freeticket

(Pic of the old home for destitute children, now student halls)
#Liverpoolbookfest

Birdsong28 @TrishB One for you? 😘 📚 📖 2w
TrishB @Birdsong28 thanks for thinking of me! I‘m away that weekend seeing Numan and sadly will miss all the University‘s literary festival! 2w
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Goodbye Lucille | Segun Afolabi
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Currently reading and new acquisitions...

Tanisha_A I love this photograph! 2w
Cathythoughts Lovely picture 💕💕💕 2w
charl08 @Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts I am in love with this chair! 2w
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Little Apple Bookshop | York, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Gorgeous little bookshop: spoiled for choice...

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Record must be made, I said, of his actions in France. Hornstrake protested. The archers‘ commanders, and such clerics as accompanied the English military in France, had promised them that their cause was just, God approved their invasion, and acts committed by the archers in the course of the war that would normally be considered homicide, or arson, or robbery, were sanctified...

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The bowmen went up a kind of street between two rows of telds, crowded by sellers who‘d have them buy bunches of heart‘s ease, baby aquerns and squabs in wicker baskets, puddings, eels brad on the gledes, saffron cakles, pomanders, clogs, silver tokens and rattles.

Picture from York's Shambles (old shopping streets) today.

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Eleanor Marx: A Life | Rachel Holmes
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Really enjoying Holmes' dry sense of humour.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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If you've never had a faith...

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Pretty sure my flower arranging would not have cut the mustard in Gilead...

Brilliant book: didn't want to put it down, didn't want to go to work, felt like reading through my fingers at points (especially...

charl08 The bit in the stadium. Urgh. 3w
sprainedbrain Ugh those parts were so upsetting. Also, I would have failed wife school at Gilead so hard. 😬 3w
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How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi

"No one becomes a racist or antiracist. We can only strive to be one or the other.... Like fighting an addiction, being an antiracist requires permanent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination."

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The Cartoon History of Time | John Gribbin, Kate Charlesworth
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Not in the catalogue: "Sensible Footwear". Charlesworth's brilliant comic look at growing up gay ( born in 1950s northern Britain).

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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Takei's parents emerge as the heroes in this book, protecting him and his siblings from the worst of internment.

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You can't be a flâneur in suburbia...

batsy Now I've got Pet Shop Boys playing in my head 😁 🎶 I only wanted something else to do but hang around 🎶 3w
charl08 @batsy with this quote she perfectly summed up why I can't be doing with suburbia (off to spotify the pet shop boys reference!) 3w
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Crow Lake: A Novel | Mary Lawson
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Reminded of another book!

charl08 Loved this one. 3w
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Crow Lake: A Novel | Mary Lawson
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Found this at a book sale today. Nice rural read in a beautifully rural location.

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Mad drained a can. ‘I mayn‘t sing for them no more,‘ he said. ‘I feel the Latin carve shapes in me, like to it takes the rough ridges of my heart, where seeds might take root, and smooths and edges them to floor a church...

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Taduno's Song | Odafe Atogun
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My apple for lunch was almost cut as the wrong shade of green. Should have gone with the tangerine (but I ate it already).
The book is good so far, btw.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Lots of people returning to Gilead...

marleed Yeah! 1mo
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THE STIR WAS made by two friars of Gloucester. One drove a cart and the other banged a drum. The priest came to fight them, for none but he had the right to shrive the folk of Outen Green, and he‘d rather die than see Christ‘s love sold cheap, or for a halfpenny less than he sold it, anywise.

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A Stranger's Pose | Emmanuel Iduma
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As an octogenarian, she recounted this to me, showing me the picture...

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A Stranger's Pose | Emmanuel Iduma
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Now reading... (travel writing)

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Beautiful book about books.

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The Art of Dying | Ambrose Parry
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Amazing book! Raven and Sarah are back to solve another case amidst the gore of 19c Scottish medicine. And the muck of 1850s Edinburgh, awash with poverty, disease and hypocrisy. I love toothat the authors thank the map digitisation projects at the National Library of Scotland.
(Stockbridge, my photo, from a recent visit)

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The Art of Dying | Ambrose Parry
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I liked this idea.

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The Art of Dying | Ambrose Parry
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Lovely map on the endpapers.

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I know several lives worth living...

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Breach (Peirene Now!) | Annie Holmes, Olumide Popoola
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They don't have my book in the catalogue!

Blue forget-me-nots were her favourite flowers. I told her that they're called 'remember' in German and 'don't forget me' in English...

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Even the chicken likes this book...

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...large enough to accommodate my library, which by then had grown to thirty-five thousand books. I thought that once the books had found their place, I would find mine.

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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson

Loved it! One of those books that makes you think about an issue - I can't say I ever much wondered about AI but I'm now wondering what I can read about it!

BookNAround If you‘re interested in fiction about AI, Plum Rain by Andromeda Romano-Lax is fantastic. 1mo
charl08 @BookNAround thanks! 1mo
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York Minster | Ann Willey
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The cathedral (minster) sits in the middle of the city, like a painted backdrop from a medieval set that someone has forgotten to pack away.

DivineDiana Beautiful! 1mo
charl08 @DivineDiana I loved it. 1mo
Sarah83 Loving this view 😍😍😍 1mo
charl08 @Sarah83 I'm looking forward to the next trip! 1mo
Sarah83 I really do believe it 1mo
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York Minster Library | York, United Kingdom (Library)
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Hidden by the door...

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The Door | Magda Szabo
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York library. Rather nice.

Beatlefan129 Beautiful 🥰 1mo
youneverarrived My library 😍 1mo
charl08 @Beatlefan129 I wanted to stay! @youneverarrived I wish it was mine! 1mo
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