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elliemcc11

elliemcc11

Joined October 2016

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Scottish Gaelic 😁

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View from our holiday cottage #scotland #lismore

Cathythoughts Beautiful 1y
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View from our holiday cottage #scotland #lismore

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View from our holiday cottage #scotland #lismore

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Definitely a place I need to return to 😁 #scotland

SilversReviews LOVE Scotland. 1y
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Unbearable Lightness of Scones | Alexander McCall Smith
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Homongous scone eaten on the shores of Loch Lomond. Had to take half home 😁 #scotland #tartan #cake

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Room with a View | E M Forster
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A couple of weeks ago in #Scotland on the wonderful Isle of Lismore (off the coast of Oban)

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Bailedbailed

I so wanted to really like this as I was a massive reader as a child and I like the author, but I found this too wordy and didn't have the patience. At the moment I want some fiction to race through...i may well return to it as quite a few of the books I had also read...

(My #netgalley copy was pants in terms of how its been published for Kindle, which didn't help...)

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ARC from #netgalley.

#currentlyreading this account of memories of childhood reading. Not too far in so far but loving the references she makes to the books she read. And I read most of them as a child of the 70s/80s.

The author writes for The Guardian (UK) and I know her well from there and another book she wrote a while ago about getting married. She's quite witty which made that and this easy enjoyable reads.

Pub: 1 March 2018 by Penguin.

JillR I love Lucy Mangan, particularly when she writes about books :) 2y
elliemcc11 @JillR yes shes very good writer. I've also read this one which amused me. 2y
JillR I‘ve only read her Guardian stuff so far - I‘m sure I did read an extract of the tagged book or an article based on it which was good. As you say, I‘d read lots of the books she mentioned as a child :) 2y
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5* read for me.

Funny and moving in equal parts. Definitely a recommended read. So glad it held up to the hype. 😁👍

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Really liking this so far 👍

DeborahSmall Great book 2y
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Searching for Grace Kelly | Michael Callahan
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3 star read and I am pretty sure I've read this before on Kindle.

Set in 1950s NYC three women meet in a hotel for ladies of a certain social standing. Each are in the city to follow their own dreams, be it to be a writer, to escape the Midwest or to escape a strict unloving upbringing. This is a tale of friendship, love, self-development...an easy read for a winter evening.

#netgalley #arc

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Searching for Grace Kelly | Michael Callahan
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I'm sure I've read this book before...or it's a case of deja vu ... 🤔

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The Good Guy | Susan Beale
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Few chapters in and I like this. I relate to the Abigail character on a number of levels...

I've my reading light clipped to my book as we off to the in-laws tomorrow for Xmas and they don't do bedside reading lights (😦) plus I'm sharing a room with my 5 year old so need her to stay asleep tomorrow night 🎅

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And even better - a #bookwithamap #map #cartography 👍

Sydsavvy If it has a map, it MUST be stacked! 2y
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#currentlyreading #juststarted #portugal #lisbon

History (WW2) and a book set in one of my favourite cities 😁

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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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Whoop! Complete my #goodreads challenge for this year! 25 books read. Didn't set the bar too high this year 📚

Jess_Read_This Whoohooo!!! Congrats!!! 🎉 2y
CatLass007 I set my Goodreads challenge for 25 and then I raised it to 30 recently. I can read three more books this year and have it made because I‘m at 27 now. I think I‘m going to double it to 50 for 2018 2y
sprainedbrain Hooray! Congrats 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Cathythoughts Well done 💫 2y
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Waterstone's guide to books | Waterstone & Company
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Quick visit to Europe's largest #bookshop - Waterstones Piccadilly (London) before we headed home. I made a long #tbr list!

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Sydsavvy It's such a great play! -obvs lol😎🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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I'm not a Harry Potter fan but I know many will like to see this #harrypotter #cursedchild

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Tonight's plan 👍 tickets for #agathachristie The Mousetrap 😊 #theatre #play #crime #periodpiece

Sydsavvy Such a fun play!!! 2y
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Beautiful books, beautiful bookshop 😊

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Antony and Cleopatra | William Shakespeare
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I now see where #Shakespeare got his inspiration from. Always liked Antony & Cleopatra as a play.

#britishmuseum

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The Crow Girl | Erik Axl Sund
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London bound and a weekend for two 😍😉

Opportunity for some reading time on the train 👍
#crime #fiction #sweden

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The Crow Girl | Erik Axl Sund
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#currentlyreading very good so far 👍

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Mehso-so

2016 we had hygge; 2017 it's lagom. Lagom is a Swedish concept related to balance, "not too much, not too little" lifestyle concept. The book was pretty (nice photos) and there were cute ideas about how to get balance/sustainability in your life but ultimately it was the type of book that I'd borrow from the library rather than read again and again.

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Obsession | Amanda Robson
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Just finished reading this #arc and I'd recommend it.

Two couples meet when their kids are babies and form a friendship. Things begin to unravel when one half of each couple become bored and attracted to one other. The plot becomes more twisted and complicated with increasing involvement and obsession.

Told from the point of view of the 4 main characters you get a good insight into their personalities & psychologies.

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I don't normally wake up to a view of the mountains so taking full opportunity and reading in bed with the view in front of me.

We are staying in part of the region famous for Welsh slate mining. Sadly the kids are a bit too young for one of the underground tours of the mines.

#kindle #bed #mountains #Wales

Jess_Read_This So peaceful! 2y
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The Wood Fire Handbook | Vincent Thurkettle
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This evening shall compromise of...

We don't have a wood burning stove at home so it's quite a novelty 🤣

#kindle #wine #fire

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Conwy & Around in 50 Buildings | Peter Johnson, Catherine Jefferis
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Impromptu break away to Wales. My sister-in-law's cottage let had a cancellation so we were asked if we would like a mini break 😊

No book to read at the cafe unfortunately 😏

But we've visited an impressive castle at Conwy 🏰

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Loving Eleanor | Susan Wittig Albert
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Jess_Read_This How is it? 2y
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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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50% and nothing noteworthy has happened and the characters annoy me... don't like abandoning books 😐

Cathythoughts I don't either. But, sometimes it just has to be done 🙃 2y
Jess_Read_This Same here! It had to be done and now you can start a better one! 💕 2y
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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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Lunch break read & hot chocolate ☕📚

Jess_Read_This Perfect way to spend lunch!! 2y
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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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Got this ages ago on #netgalley and the formatting isn't helping with readability unfortunately. Couple of pages in and it's interesting enough. Reviews are very mixed on #goodreads

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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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Just a few purchases before bedtime 🙈🙊🤣📚

Cathythoughts Burial Rites is good 👍 2y
elliemcc11 I keep meaning to read it and then saw it on offer so grabbed it 👍 2y
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Brooklyn | Colm Toibin
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Read Brooklyn by Colm Toibin a while ago. Managed to watch the film tonight. Book & film both v good ! 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reviewsbylola I still need to see the movie. 2y
elliemcc11 I thought it a pretty good retelling of the book. It's on Netflix (UK version). 2y
Cathythoughts Really loved the movie 🎥 ( haven't read tho) 2y
elliemcc11 I've read a few Colm Toibin and quite like his books 📚 2y
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We Love You, Charlie Freeman | Kaitlyn Greenidge
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Next up! And back to work 😣

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A Boy Made of Blocks | Keith Stuart
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I really liked this tale of a Dad coming to terms with his son's autism (and dealing with the pressures of life and relationships) and the bond they formed via Minecraft. 👨‍👦

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Ferryboat Ride! | Anne F. Rockwell
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Reading whilst waiting at Calais to load onto the ferry and head home from France......🇫🇷🇬🇧

Cathythoughts It's always nice to go home, I think. No matter how brilliant the holiday 💕 2y
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Married Sex: A Love Story | Jesse Kornbluth
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Short but thought provoking read. The story of a marriage and the relationship and how that relationship is tested when the threesome fantasy is enacted. Interesting questions raised about marriage.

This was a #netgalley read from a while ago so I couldn't remember the context of the story so it was an surprising read 😉

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Married Sex: A Love Story | Jesse Kornbluth
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The Dordogne is following me from book to book 🤣

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Married Sex: A Love Story | Jesse Kornbluth
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Watching a woman read 💏📚

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Married Sex: A Love Story | Jesse Kornbluth
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"The most beautiful woman in the world is a woman reading a book" ❤

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Not a bad place to finish reading a book. Much as I disliked the lead characters, the story was very good and prefect holiday reading 📚🇫🇷🏕

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New (to me) treat to try. My husband has taken our 5 year old on a canoe trip on the Dordogne river so me and my 3 year old are having a morning at the campsite

Cathythoughts Loos delish 😋 2y
elliemcc11 I was slightly disappointed @Cathythoughts - bit like a big Kinder bueno without the chocolate on the outside. I'll eat them all the same though 🤣 2y
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😅😉 the highlighted comment made me laugh. Currently in the Dordogne and it's not just cheese but also baguette, pain au chocolat, patisserie, wine...👍🇫🇷🍷

Jess_Read_This All the good stuff in life!! ❤️ 2y
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A Year in the Merde | Stephen Clarke
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Came across a bookswap in Sarlat (Dordogne region) 👍📚🇫🇷

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Red Wine Diet | Roger Corder
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When in France 🍷🇫🇷

Cathythoughts Bread & wine . Perfection 👏👏👏 2y
elliemcc11 I'm going to look like a bottle of wine - pastry - baguette - cheese crossbreed by the time we head home 😅 2y
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Chocolat. Joanne Harris | Joanne Harris
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I've yet to read the book but I believe Chocolat (the film version at least) is set in the streets of Beynac where we are staying #film #france #dordogne 🇫🇷

Cathythoughts How beautiful 2y
elliemcc11 It is. Nice walk to the chateau at the top of the hill. 2y
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