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emmaturi

emmaturi

Joined July 2017

just love reading and travelling! If I see a bookshop then I just have to have a look around!
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Dark and Hollow Star | Ashley Shuttleworth
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The floor Alecto knelt on was a glittering sea of black marble flecked with diamond white.

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This is the fourth book in the Bridgerton series, this entails the story of Colin and Penelope. Penelope is so lovely! I really enjoyed it!

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The Inverts | Crystal Jeans
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These are my current reads and both are so far good.

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A Tangle of Spells | Michelle Harrison
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The third book in the series about the Widdershin sisters and this time they have moved to a new area and they get into trouble again. I have heard there is another book in this series coming next year. Hope the cover is as lovely as the others.

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An interesting look at an Irish family coming together over Christmas. At the beginning each chapter is a sibling, in a different timeline and place. It shows the relationship between mother and her kids.

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I finished this today, I was a bit unsure about this book at first, the chapters that are the emails between the women sometimes went over my head. But eventually I got into them. The dynamics between the characters was interesting. I did want to know what happens to them.

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I loved this book! The four siblings were all interesting and the story of how their parents met and then their childhood was all fascinating. It kept me gripped!

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A women sat in a hotel bar, watching the door.

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The Manningtree Witches | A. K. Blakemore
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I got these three books and more at a book swap I normally attend. I am super pleased!

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I really enjoyed this book it has a dystopia feel about it and reminds me of The Handmaid's Tale, but in this story it is witches that are hounded and rounded up, killed and or put in prison.

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This took me quite a while to read. I took a break as I wasn't really enjoying it, only wanting to get through it. That actually helped me as I felt a bit more into it. But on the whole this series isn't for me and more than likely won't read the next one.

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Maiden Voyages | Sin Evans
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An interesting read about women and their stories on these long voyages.

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A Burning | Megha Majumdar
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Three new second hand books I bought yesterday!

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Rodham | Curtis Sittenfeld
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There was a feeling I got before I spoke in front of an audience and sometimes also before an event that was less public but still important, an event that could have consequences in my life- taking the LASTs, for example, which I'd done in a classroom on the campus of Harvard.

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Gods and Monsters | Shelby Mahurin
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This was the final book in the trilogy and it was a good end to the whole series. It continues with the group Lou, Reid, Coco and Beau trying to kill Morgane. Of course its not so easy as that. It's over 600 pages so a bit longer than the other books. I could see myself rereading at some point.

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The Zig Zag Girl | Elly Griffiths
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This is the first in the Stephens and Mephisto series. Set in Brighton in the 1950s, Stephens is a DI and Mephisto is a magician. It's a good crime series, kept me gripped and didn't have a clue who the killer was.

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The Devil Makes Three | Tori Bovalino
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An enjoyable read about two students while in a school library stumble upon a ancient book. Then the devil is accidentally freed. The rest of the book has the two students trying to capture him and return to the book.

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The second in the series, and this is Anthony's story, as it says on the cover. I did enjoy it and I found both MCs quite amusing. I look forward to see how the Netflix series continues with these characters.

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1. The tagged book, also The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths and Murder in Belleville by Cara Black.
2. Goodreads and also in a notebook.
3. The Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee, it's his latest installment of Wyndham and Banerjee series. Out this week.

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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This was a fantastic historical fiction read, about Cecily Neville. This part of English history I find read fascinating. I hadn't read much about Cecily Neville, it's usually about her sons Edward Vl and Henry. It shows Cecily Neville as a strong woman for the times.

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Anthony Bridgerton had always known he would die young.

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Heaven and Earth | Paolo Giordano
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An enjoyable read set mostly in Pulgia, Italy. Teresa goes to this area every summer meets some boys and they become friends. As they grow up the relationships change, secrets are kept and romance brews. I have visited this region so enjoyed reading about the places I had visited.

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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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I loved this book! The story about the Minotaur and how it was killed and what happens to Ariadne. I love all the Greek mythology books coming out now. I didn't know this story before so it was good to learn something new. I look forward to her new book next April.

Q84 Its beautiful 3w
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I am really enjoying the second outing of the Thursday Murder Club. They are all quite funny, but I like Joyce the best!

IndoorDame Oooh I‘m excited to hear this is a series! I‘m in the middle of the first one and loving it! 3w
marleed Have you followed Joyce‘s Instagram yet. It‘s a little piece of perfection! 3w
emmaturi Oh no, I hadn't known about it! I will check it out! @marleed 3w
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Dark and Shallow Lies | Ginny Myers Sain
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I finished this only today and I really enjoyed it. Set in Louisianna, 17 years ago Grey returns to the town she grew up in La Cachette. Her best friend Elora has been missing for months and she wants to help find her. There is also a murder from 13 years ago unsolved which somehow is connected. It was really gripping and the location also lends to the creepiness too. You just don't know who to believe.

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Three new books to read! I bought the bottom one, Sally Rooney is from the library and the top one I got for free!

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Dark and Shallow Lies | Ginny Myers Sain
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The last time I saw my best friend, she called me a pathetic liar and then she punched me in the mouth.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl Yikes! Lol 4w
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The Porpoise | Mark Haddon
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Unfortunately this was a DNF, It started ok but then it went somewhere I wasn't expecting.

BarbaraBB That‘s too bad, I enjoyed his earlier books. 1mo
emmaturi I liked the Curious Incident of the Dog, @BarbaraBB 1mo
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The Paris Library: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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I loved this book. Set mostly in Paris, it tells the story of how the American library in Paris managed to stay open and send out books to soldiers, POWs and people who is were essentially banned from visiting the library. It's also true and nice to learn this bit of WWII history. The characters are all so interesting, it makes me want to visit Paris again!

squirrelbrain I loved this one too! 1mo
emmaturi Yes it's a great story! @squirrelbrain 1mo
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Salt Houses | Hala Alyan
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A moving and heartbreaking story of intergenerational Palestinian family. Starting in Nablus in 1963 through to Jaffa 2014. Each chapters are family members and their stories of the troubled times they live in.

Cathythoughts Sounds good & an amazing cover ❤️💔 1mo
emmaturi Yes I enjoyed it! @Cathythoughts 1mo
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Another great book in the DCI Daley series, set in Scotland. This time a plane crashes and two bodies are found. Jim and Brian are to investigate, but then Hamish disappears and Chief Superintendent Symington is in a spot of bother. It's definitely a part of Scotland would love to visit.

Andrew65 A great series. 1mo
emmaturi Yes very much! @Andrew65 1mo
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The Heatwave | Kate Riordan
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An enjoyable thriller/drama set in France. A mother and her daughter go to their house in France to try to sell it. It is full of memories for the mother of the elder daughter that we only hear about in the past. You really wonder what happened to her. It is summer so you really feel the oppressive heat, coming from the pages. It keeps you guessing which is good.

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The Porpoise | Mark Haddon
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Finally starting this book, hope I like it!

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The Paris Library: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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Numbers floated round my head like stars.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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This is the 4th book in the series, but it's a new cold case for Stevie and her friends. Set on a children's camp, Stevie is asked by the owner to solve the mystery of 4 young people murdered many years ago. It was gripped and interesting. I wonder if she will continue this series now.

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I have decided to take a break from Empire of the Vampire as I wasn't really feeling it anymore. I will go back to it. I started the tagged book this evening, I always enjoy a crime novel. This pile of books could be for spooky October. I might not read the books I intended to read now.

Eggbeater I did the same with Empire of the Vampire. It wasn't holding my attention. 1mo
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This is another series by Elly Griffiths, set in Brighton at the beginning of the 1950s. The investigating duo is DI Stephens and magician Max Mephisto. This is the third in the series and the first I have read. Probably best to start at the beginning mainly for the progression of each character. I will be getting the first book now from the library tomorrow.

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The Porpoise | Mark Haddon
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These 4 books I hope to get through by the end of October. Empire of the Vampire is taking lot more time to read than I thought. I find it hard to read. #tbr

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Portrait of a Scotsman | Evie Dunmore
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I started The tagged book today, it should be a fun read. I am still reading Empire of the Vampire, it's going to take me another week at least to get through it. #books

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EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE. | JAY. KRISTOFF
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Ask me not if God exists, but why he's such a prick.

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I got these two from the library yesterday, I am in the mood of some crime stories. I started the tagged book already and enjoying it. It's the third in this series and I haven't read any of them. Luckily they are all in the library!

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Seven Days In June | Tia Williams
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It really enjoyed this book, it was funny and steamy too! It was just what I needed at the moment.

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Inspite of the fact I put this book as a pick, I did think it a bit farfetched. But that didn't stop me from enjoying the third and final book in the trilogy. I do prefer the first two books though.

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Gods & Monsters | Shelby Mahurin
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Already thinking ahead to November and December, these are some books I would love to read.

Read-y_Picker Same! I was thinking of doing a nostalgia theme for November. When things need to get a bit cozier. Rereading some old favourites from when I was a kid 👧🏻 and maybe just a couple grownup titles from the TBR that I‘ve really been wanting to tackle. 2mo
Hazel2019 Love your book selection! 🙂 2mo
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Mrs March | Virginia Feito
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This was quite an interesting story, I didn't love it though. I tending towards not really liking Mrs March, but at the same time sorry she is going through a mental breakdown. The husband isn't exactly all that nice too. Mrs March enjoys her lifestyle until someone comments that the main character who is a prostitute in the new book by her husband could be based on her. This turns her world upside down and she begins to unravel.

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Started this book yesterday and enjoying it!

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You do a lot of thinking in jail.

#FirstLine#Fridays @ShyBookOwl

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Male Tears | Benjamin Myers
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This is a short story collection, basically about men from different walks of life. I haven't read many short stories collections. Last month I read Variations and loved it. This was a hit and miss for me. I liked a few stories but many I just didn't get at all.

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Mrs March | Virginia Feito
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1. I am reading three at the moment, the tagged book, plus The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray. My nonfiction book is Maiden Voyage by Siân Evans.

2. I am enjoying all three.

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📖 2mo
SilversReviews I am reading THE GIRL IN THE TRIANGLE by Joyana Peters. About the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. 2mo
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Mehso-so

This is one of her best books in my opinion, Mrs Shackleton is asked my famous singer Selina Fellini, to accompany her on a trip. It seems there is more to this than meets the eye. Other members of the theatre troupe died in strange circumstances. Kate ends up investigating it all. I didn't think it was a strong story this time.