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cmarie

cmarie

Joined March 2019

'I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.' Still learning, but I'll read a few books along the way.
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The Bone Clocks: A Novel by David Mitchell
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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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Work's letting us bring in books as the work load quietens down for the winter so Zusak and Oswald the otter are keeping me company 😂

BookwormM What a cutie 2w
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❤ Reading, UK
🧡 23
💛 Just started a new support team job closer to home, was in a catering company in London
💚 Single Pringle
💙 She/her
💜 Had to break away from the old ciaraaawrrr handle I used for everything else and at least pretend to be a grown up 🦖

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The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell
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Life has been disgustingly busy but hopefully I'll be back more often!
1. The Bone Clocks - not sure how I'm feeling about it so far, but fingers crossed it gets easier to read
2. Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult, incredible!!!
3. Jessie Burton's The Confession, bought a signed copy the other day and I cannot wait to get started

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Bit of light reading to relax for the week ahead ☕

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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Cannot believe I left it this long to read this book! It was incredible, and I can see why my copy is so battered from the previous readers because I could not put it down. Heartbreaking, but amazing

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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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Tried to read this a while back and couldn't get into it, but figured when better to give it another go than a plane journey?

Plus the girl on the front is a total mood right now

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Whilst the stories themselves aren't exactly new, the layout and writing style makes this such an enjoyable read that I genuinely feel I've taken in more about Greek mythology than from any other book I've read. Would recommend to those both new to and already in love with Greek mythology! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

wanderinglynn Lovely view! 💜 I‘m a bit jealous as my “view” right now is of a computer monitor. 5mo
cmarie @wanderinglynn mere hours later my view was an airplane seat 😫 pretty jealous of my past self right now! 5mo
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Continuing the Greek theme by the Aegean sea may be one of the most OTT things I've done, but would definitely recommend

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Sticking with the Greek theme on holiday 🏛

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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ADORED this book. Her writing is beautiful, and the story was gripping. And it helps that I was reading about the Greek gods in Greece

BarbaraBB That is so cool!! 5mo
cmarie @BarbaraBB it is! I shouldn't find it as exciting as I do, but mythology was the theme of the holiday 😂 5mo
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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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1. Macbeth, Animal Farm and Wuthering Heights
2. Black, but yellow all day
3. Mum and I rewatched Endeavour recently and I loved it just as much this time round 😂
4. Mermaid 🧜‍♀️

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

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An Almond for a Parrot | Wray Delaney
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Picked this book up because of the embroidery images on the cover but I am so looking forward to reading this!

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Cannot recommend this book enough! Brutally honest without being vulgar, fleshing out characters from myths I'd not thought about. Beautifully written, you can see the scenes playing out in front of you, read it in 2 days of commuting where more than one person got walked into because I could not put it down

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Been a bit quiet lately but went to Hay Festival last week, it was AMAZING.
Got to listen to the fabulous Pat Barker talk about her book and got my copy signed 😍

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Unknown Book 6240212 | Unknown Unknown
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1. The Muse by Jessie Burton
2. 'Not all of us receive the ends that we deserve.'
3. 'You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.' CS Lewis

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The Muse: A Novel | Jessie Burton
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I do enjoy a book with a red sprayed edge 😍

Jessie Burton keeping me company on the train this morning. Absolutely adored The Miniaturist so I'm looking forward to this!

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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Now seems like a depressingly apt time to get round to finally reading this 🙃 then I can actually watch the tv series 😅

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Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Wow.

Heartbreaking, but reading this book was an experience. Words are failing me, but they did not fail in this book.

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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'Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their life because we all overcometh the world.'

A really good read, showing both the kind and mean sides of humanity. Didn't see the point in Miranda's chapter, but all of the other characters were written beautifully. Would recommend and will definitely be pushing the movie up my to watch list!

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Been radio silent lately but hopefully should be more on it from now on!

Planning on reading a poem a day and this little beauty seems like a good way to go about it!

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Is it cliche to describe a book about magic as a magical experience? Because I was spellbound by this book; the characters were amazing, the plot was incredible, and the writing was flawless. Relieved I didn't read it when it first came out as I don't have as long to wait for the next one, but I will be first in line in Waterstones when it's released

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit | Jeanette Winterson
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'There are women in the world. There are men in the world. And there are beasts...And beasts are crafty. They disguise themselves like you and I.'

Relaxing with a view after an interview!

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Being able to read in the sunshine was an unexpected surprise 🌞

ShyBookOwl 'Tis the season 😎📚 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 7mo
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!👋 7mo
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Lauraandherbooks Welcome to litsy!! 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 7mo
cmarie @CoffeeNBooks @Leftcoastzen @Lauraandherbooks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you guys! Loving it so far, everyone seems so friendly! 7mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful cup and saucer!! 7mo
cmarie @Leftcoastzen thank you! It makes feel a lot fancier than I probably look 😂 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈 7mo
cmarie @Eggs thank you! Really enjoying it so far 7mo
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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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Absolutely loved this. The characters proved to be so much more than their cliches, and you never really knew who all the characters were until the end despite the stream of consciousness.
Would highly recommend!
Only downside; what do you listen to with this, ABBA or the Breakfast Club soundtrack? 🤔

WhatWouldJaneDo Breakfast Club soundtrack for sure! I really loved this one too 7mo
ShyBookOwl Sounds like The Breakfast Club murder mystery! Awesome. John Lindqvist ruined ABBA for me with his bone-chilling book Little Star 😳 7mo
cmarie @WhatWouldJaneDo made the right choice then haha I was surprised by how much I liked it! I was engrossed 7mo
cmarie @ShyBookOwl that sums it up perfectly 😂 the thought of something ruining ABBA is the real bone -chilling thought there 😱 7mo
ShyBookOwl @cmarie I know! But trust me, he pulls it off lol 7mo
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Judy Moody | Megan McDonald
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Tagged by the fabulous @Underqueen
1. 'Rather be' by Clean Bandit
2. ♒
3. Megan McDonald. Her Judy Moody series are what sparked my love of reading, and I cried when I realised mum had thrown them out when I went to uni
4. @cleoh

@eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs #3 😓😓 7mo
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Pepsi: 100 Years | Bob Stoddard
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1. A reading group on Facebook was shutting down and people added their litsy names on a post. Thought I'd see what it was like and I have no regrets!
2. I want my hair long again, and I'd love the courage to go blonde.
3. Most seafood dishes because I don't like most fish, but I'd like to try some.
4. Holby City, because everyone i know bar my mother judges me for it 😅
5. First and middle name, not exactly inventive

#premondayvibes @pepsicola

wanderinglynn Go blonde! I‘ve done almost every color except black. It‘s fun. The best thing with hair is if you don‘t like it, it will change. 👍🏻 7mo
cmarie @wanderinglynn blonde's the only colour I haven't tried 😂 very true! 7mo
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Stoner | John E. Williams
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I really enjoyed this book! A seemingly dull protagonist that was actually incredibly interesting, trapped in his life by his choice of wife but far more passionate about everything than his outward attitude let's on. Little bit too detailed on some of the literature lectures (coming from an ex-literature student) but good!

Also finally starting a book journal for interesting quotes and my thoughts on novels. Hard copy of my goodreads account 😂

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Cross-stitching, an odd bit of writing but nothing much, walking
2. I'd love to try kick-boxing but I am far too self-conscious to try a new class
3. Random pins for my denim jacket, ticket stubs and random things to put in my scrap book, Beatrix Potter figurines
4. I attempted crocheting and I couldn't get my head around it
5. May even try and get someone to join in with cross-stitching!
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Kick boxing is a lot of fun. You should go for it! No one will care that you‘re new. 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 💜 8mo
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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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Are my TBR shelves overflowing to the point I fear I'll never actually get to read them all? Yes.
Could I say no to a good deal? Absolutely not 🤷‍♀️

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Enjoyed this book more than I thought I would!

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Stoner | John E. Williams
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It's a book, with a book cover of a pile of books, on top of a pile of books.
Also known as my immediate TBR pile, made up of mostly second-hand books 👍📚

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1. Aquarius
2. Making it through the ridiculously busy month, talk about March madness!
3. I will finish it, eventually, but I haven't been in the mood to read 'Ill Will' since I read the first chapter.
4. Friend's wedding to top off a busy month.
5. Love away! #friyayintro
@howjessreads

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Belatedly seeing what all the fuss is about on the train home. Will I, a person who leaves the room during a cringey scene on the telly, be able to handle all of the second-hand embarrassment?

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 8mo
cmarie @wanderinglynn Thank you so much! 8mo
DaveGreen7777 Welcome to Litsy! 😀 This is such a friendly and wonderful community, I‘m sure you‘ll love it here! 😊 8mo
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cmarie @DaveGreen7777 thank you! I'm a little lost at the minute but loving it so far ☺ 8mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 8mo
cmarie @Nute thank you so much! It seems lovely so far, very friendly! 8mo
RaimeyGallant Such a great book. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
cmarie @RaimeyGallant thank you so much! I'll definitely be having a look at it! 7mo
Chelleo Welcome! 7mo
cmarie @Chelleo thank you! 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 7mo
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