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eraderneely

eraderneely

Joined April 2017

Leeds, UK // yoga enthusiast // travel lover
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The bulk of my reading at the moment 😁

RachelO How wonderful! If you have any ‘baby‘s first book‘ recommendations, I need to start shopping for my new niece/nephew‘s library in the next few days! How are you all doing? 6d
Hollie @RachelO my son loved My Monster Mama Loves Me So- I think I still have it memorized. I recently got my nieces the one I‘m about to tag and it‘s so beautiful I cried when I read it. 5d
eraderneely @RachelO I‘m enjoying books that rhyme, because it seems to entertain her best. My current favorite might be 5d
eraderneely @Hollie thanks for the lovely rec 5d
RachelO @eraderneely @hollie Thank you both! ‘Love‘ looks absolutely beautiful, and rhyming books make lots of sense - time to hit the shops 😁 4d
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Got a few minutes to start this in the morning while the baby was taking a nap. She‘s much crankier in the evenings so we‘ll see when I get back to it.
Love the setting so far. Makes me really want to travel to Mexico.

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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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Not at all what I expected. I thought it would be creepier - that Rebecca would haunt the place more, maybe even be secretly living in the west wing. So I was therefore more surprised by the twist than I normally would be.
Now that I‘ve finished it and can look at what it is rather than what I thought it would be, I can appreciate the reflections of Jane Eyre and the duality of the Mrs de Winters. Looking forward to discussing with my book club.

Cathythoughts I havnt read yet ... but the old movie is really fabulous 2w
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Helen, thank you so much for the book! Sorry it‘s taken so long to post - it turns out I don‘t have much time to do anything that can‘t be done one-handed glued to a chair 😃. And yes, this is the perfect book! Neely is also very fond of squirrels so he was dead excited.

squirrelbrain Glad that you all like the book! Hope baby is doing well! 👶 ❤️ 4w
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The Farm | Joanne Ramos
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It was really strange to read this while breastfeeding a newborn!
This was a solid pick for me. I was expecting it to be solely about the commodification of pregnancy, but it asked a lot of good questions about how to act on privilege and how the best intentions can be really blind. I also liked that there weren‘t any answers (easy or otherwise) about how to live in the world with such income disparity.

TrishB Hope you and the little one are doing well 💜 1mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 1mo
eraderneely @TrishB we are doing well. And the kindle has been a great purchase! 1mo
TrishB Much easier to hold than a printed one! 1mo
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If you‘ve noticed I‘ve been MIA, this is where I‘ve been. I miss you all, but I don‘t have the mental energy to keep up at the moment. I‘ll be back eventually though, I promise.
Extra apologies to anyone with a birthday coming up. You‘ve all been so good to me, I hate to forget your special day, but I just know I won‘t be making up parcels anytime soon.
All my best Litsy Family ❤️📚

britt_brooke Aw! Congratulations!! 💚 2mo
bromeliad Oh my gosh what a cutie!!! 2mo
SauerPatch I‘m so happy for you! Congratulations! 😍 2mo
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Bklover Congratulations!!! 2mo
TrishB I suddenly thought of you today ❤️ many congratulations 🎉🎉🥂 (edited) 1mo
RachelO Congratulations! So pleased for you 😊❤️ 1mo
julesG Congratulations!!!! I'm very happy for the three of you! 1mo
BookNAround Huge congratulations!🎉🎈 Enjoy that little bundle of love. 1mo
squirrelbrain Only just seen this Emily - and I‘ve been wondering about you! Congratulations to all 3 of you! 😘 1mo
eraderneely @squirrelbrain thanks! She‘s been keeping us busy😴. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! 1mo
squirrelbrain She‘s gorgeous! 😘 I had a lovely birthday thank you! 1mo
Oryx Just seen this! Congratulations! 1mo
eraderneely @Oryx Thank you! 1mo
jhod Congratulations!! 1mo
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Tipping The Velvet | Sarah Waters
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Liked, but didn‘t love. The book‘s descriptive power is its strength as well as its weakness. I felt really sucked into each of the settings, but I needed a more compelling plot to pull me along. At almost 500 pages, it‘s a little too long. She could have sacrificed one of the subplots for the sake of a tighter narrative.

I did really enjoy it - I just wanted more from it. This was her debut, so I may give The Fingersmith a try.

Emilymdxn I liked this one a lot but prefer Fingersmith for sure I thought it had a tighter plot 2mo
eraderneely @Emilymdxn Good to know! I will have to pick it up when I‘m ready for another chunkster. 2mo
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Tipping The Velvet | Sarah Waters
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I‘ve been meaning to read this for years. Glad my book club selected it this month.
Whether I will actually get to go to the meeting or not, who knows? It‘s 2 days after my due date.

Bklover I haven‘t read this one - looking forward to hearing what you think! 2mo
TrishB 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
eraderneely @Bklover I‘ll let you know. Really enjoying it so far. 2mo
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eraderneely @TrishB To be honest, I think I‘d rather have the baby and just discuss this book at the next meeting I make it to. But it‘s nice to have something scheduled in case it‘s late. 2mo
TrishB Hope all goes well!! Look forward to some pics. 2mo
CarolynM All the best to you💕 2mo
eraderneely @CarolynM Thank you! 2mo
Bklover Oh, and keep us posted with baby news! 2mo
eraderneely @Bklover will do! 2mo
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I loved this in the same way I loved Dreyer‘s English. They are both fun, sometimes snarky, looks at language. And both authors do an excellent job reading their audiobooks - conveying the absolute joy they find in their subjects.

Megabooks I‘m reading it now! It‘s a great book. 2mo
julesG Must read this. Because reasons. 😁😁😁 2mo
eraderneely @julesG you absolutely must 2mo
eraderneely @Megabooks I put it on hold as soon as the library added it. It did not disappoint! 2mo
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Utterly heartbreaking, but really beautifully drawn. It was pacey enough to keep me interested, with well written characters. Maybe my favorite read of the year so far.

TrishB I can never resist it when someone says it‘s their fav read so far. Checked on kindle and it‘s 99p....oh well 👍🏻 2mo
eraderneely @TrishB 🙈we are all terrible influences on each other! 2mo
TrishB In the best way possible 😁 2mo
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The Old Pier Bookshop | Morecambe, Lancashire, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Such a weird bookshop! But I came home with a book!

TrishB I‘ve been to Morecombe and not seen that bookshop 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Tamra I love discovering oddball places! 2mo
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eraderneely @TrishB Friends of ours are local and they took us. 2mo
eraderneely @Tamra it‘s full of twisty corridors and back corners! 2mo
Cathythoughts Looks fab 2mo
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The Whitby Bookshop | Whitby, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Exploring the lovely Whitby Bookshop. I‘m getting a bit of reading in on my weekend away.

TrishB Sounds fab 👍🏻 3mo
britt_brooke Looks like a cute shop! 3mo
Cathythoughts Looks gorgeous 3mo
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Starting Miracle Creek and an iced latte. Stay cool everybody!

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Starting my next book club pick!

RachelO That‘ll be really fun! 3mo
Readerann Ahh, I love these books. 3mo
eraderneely @RachelO @Readerann I haven‘t read it for 20 years. It‘s really interesting which poems I remember. It‘s not that many! 3mo
Nute What an awesome book club selection! 2mo
eraderneely @Nute I really like that book club. We pick a pretty wide variety of books. My favorite was The Secret Lives of Color. So unexpected and so much to talk about! 2mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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This was definitely a thriller. The first book where I “had to know what happens next!” in a long time. But it sometimes felt like a bad horror film in terms of things just kept going unbelievably wrong.
It‘s also a pet peeve that the main characters (being stalked, tortured, nearly killed) in these are almost always women, even if the author is a man.
Great premise - just wish there had been more creeping suspense and less outright violence.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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I‘m on like page 2 and there are geographical problems! I didn‘t realize this started in Boulder.
There is no part of Utah you could be driving to where you would go from Boulder through Denver! Also, where the hell is she on Rte 6 like 3 hours after leaving Boulder? My head is not in this game because I am trying too hard to geolocate the characters.

TrishB Lol! Not knowing US geography that wouldn‘t even register! It‘s a bonkers read, like being in a mad action film. 3mo
eraderneely Also, I went to CU with someone called Taylor Adams and I drove a Honda Civic, so I‘m wigged our already. 3mo
eraderneely @TrishB it‘s really specific geography, but I drove from Boulder to Utah once or twice a year for rugby so I keep thinking I should know where she is. Stephen King did a great job in The Stand - I couldn‘t drive through one of those tunnels on Rte 6 after reading it. 3mo
TrishB Oh those tunnels freaked me out in The Stand too - I see those scenes in every tunnel! 3mo
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Just started this for book club. I‘ve been terrible and haven‘t finished the last 2 in time for the meetings, so I really want to get this done. Send me all the reader concentration vibes!

RachelO You can do it! 3mo
Cathythoughts Yes !!!! You can do it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘m concentrating hard on your behalf! 3mo
Patchshank I started that book, but I'm in the process of moving so I'm not sure where it is. It seems like a funny and easy read. I'm sure you'll be able to get through it just fine. 💪💪💪 You got this! 3mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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My #top6reads of the first half of 2019 - 3 fiction, 3 nonfiction.
This has been such a weird reading year for me. I‘ve struggled much more than usual to get into any books. So I was pleasantly surprised to find there were a handful of books I had really enjoyed.

squirrelbrain I think I‘m going to buy Dreyer today! 3mo
eraderneely @squirrelbrain I‘m so excited for you! (what a terribly bookish thing to say) 3mo
Smarkies Consumed looks like an interesting read. 😁 3mo
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Megabooks 3 of those were very close to making my cut! Great choices! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m intrigued by your choices as well!! And My Sister made my list too!!! Thanks for sharing 3mo
TrishB Consumed looks interesting and I‘ve stacked Queenie before and need to buy! 3mo
Cathythoughts Just started Queenie.. ♥️👍🏻 3mo
eraderneely @Smarkies @TrishB I really enjoyed Consumed, but it may have been more from a “I recognize that phenomenon” than it actually being that incisive. 3mo
eraderneely @Cinfhen I saw it on a lot of people‘s lists! 3mo
eraderneely @Cathythoughts curious what you think 3mo
eraderneely @Megabooks Kiese Laymon‘s book is high up my TBR 3mo
Cathythoughts I have it on audio ... so far so good. I‘m a bit slow with the audio these days though ( I think I‘m associating it too much with house work 🙄🤣 3mo
Nute I‘m in that same place. I haven‘t been able to get into reading lately. I finally decided to reread Harry Potter and that is helping.🙂 3mo
eraderneely @Nute rereading a favorite often helps. I‘m struggling to keep up with my 2 book clubs at the moment, so I feel guilty reading anything that‘s not “on task” 😬 3mo
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As with any essay collection, there are some hits and misses. But on the whole this collection is very strong. It was especially good on audio.
One theme that kept coming up is how surprised immigrants were at how bad American food is. “American” food is terrible. The best food in the US comes from our immigrant and indigenous communities!

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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler | Italo Calvino, William Weaver
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A reader in her natural habitat. Also there was cake.

BookishMarginalia Great pic (and caption). Also: What a lovely edition of the Calvino! 4mo
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 4mo
squirrelbrain 😋🍰 How are you doing?! 4mo
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eraderneely @squirrelbrain I‘m really busy with work at the moment, but otherwise doing really well. I‘m trying to get myself outside for a walk whenever the weather is tolerable. 4mo
scripturient I love this book. Hope you and baby are doing well! 3mo
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I‘ve been swamped with work all week, but this morning I snuck in a few chapters. After all this rain, I had to sit out in the sunshine for at least a little while.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love this book. So clever. It just struck a chord with me. 👍 4mo
eraderneely @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I picked it for my book club this month, so it‘s good to hear someone loved it! 4mo
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The Test | Sylvain Neuvel
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Just returned home from holiday to #bookmail from @TrishB ! Thank you for sharing the #litsylove and thanks so much for the extra goodies! Very thoughtful.

Cathythoughts Looks lovely 😊 4mo
TrishB Glad they arrived safely 👍🏻 4mo
gradcat Very nice! Is that an Addams cartoon? And what are the six things at the bottom of the picture? Lots of questions, sorry! 😂 4mo
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eraderneely @gradcat so many questions! It is an Addams cartoon. Trish has the best postcards! And the things at the bottom are sticky page tabs for marking stuff you want to come back to. 4mo
gradcat Oh, you‘re so nice to answer my questions. I absolutely love Charles Addams panels, and aren‘t those sticky things so pretty?! 🥰 4mo
squirrelbrain Lovely gifts! ❤️ 4mo
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I‘m not much into nature writing, so this wasn‘t really my thing. It was fine, but just didn‘t grab my interest. Oh well! Every reader is different!

TrishB They certainly are! 4mo
Cathythoughts I‘d say it‘s one of those “ marmite” books. The water looks inviting 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
eraderneely @Cathythoughts the water is a bit cold, but we‘ve been doing some kayaking 4mo
ONH Enjoyed the story, the characters, and learning about the marsh ... but it didn‘t bring any new reflections/thoughts about life to me. 4mo
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Proper family holiday. Everybody‘s reading.

SitsWithaBook I really liked your tagged book. 4mo
Cathythoughts Loved the tagged book. Enjoy your holiday 4mo
squirrelbrain How lovely! 💕 4mo
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TrishB Great read and great pic 👍🏻 4mo
eraderneely @SitsWithaBook @Cathythoughts @TrishB #unpopularopinion but I‘m not really that into it. It‘s fine, but I don‘t love it. 😬 4mo
eraderneely @squirrelbrain Thanks! It has been really. 4mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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If Eleanor Oliphant had a Jamaican family and was much more self destructive.
I loved this. But you have to be ok with characters making terrible decisions

Andrew65 Interesting! 4mo
xxjenadanxx Ugh that lake looks like exactly where I want to be. 4mo
eraderneely @xxjenadanxx it looks significantly warmer than it actually is. Coat + hat + blanket. 4mo
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xxjenadanxx @eraderneely that‘s ideal too lol. I live by the beach in Florida and it‘s WAY TOO HOT. 4mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great. I have it stacked from your earlier post 👍🏻 4mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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Really enjoying this so far. I wish there were contemporary novels set outside of London, but I‘ll just have to enjoy this one while I wait.

Cathythoughts I see this gets the thumbs up from Kit de Waal too .... stacking 😘👍🏻 5mo
TrishB I‘m waiting for an offer to show up in this one! 5mo
eraderneely @Cathythoughts @trishb I‘m really enjoying it! 5mo
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Baby's First Bookshelf | Susan Musgrave, Richard Van Camp, Lesley Wynne Pechter
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Baby‘s First Bookshelf!
We are expecting a massive parcel of books from my in-laws, so this will be full in a week.

scripturient Love it! 😍😍 5mo
TrishB Gorgeous ❤️ 5mo
julesG 😍😍😍😍 5mo
Cathythoughts How lovely 😊♥️ 5mo
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I don‘t know if I‘m just not in the mood for YA. This hovered between a pick and a so-so. Interesting subject matter, didn‘t resolve in a cheesy way, believable family dynamic, but I also didn‘t much care what happened. It could just be me though.

(I figured out the answer to my earlier question though! Within the book click “go to” and choose “cover” rather than a chapter.)

TrishB Glad you got it sorted 👍🏻 I think there‘s a million things my kindle can do that I have no idea about! 5mo
eraderneely @TrishB I was just thinking, desperately, “how do I post to Litsy without the cover?!?” 5mo
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Kindle‘s first outing!

Can anyone tell me how to show the cover of the book I‘m reading? All I‘ve figured out how to do is get books from the library and read them. I don‘t understand anything else on this thing. (Yes I am a 110 year old Luddite)

TrishB Is it a paperwhite? 5mo
readingjedi Do you mean instead of the default screen saver? If you can do that I don't know how! Sorry, totally not helpful! 😏 5mo
eraderneely @TrishB no, regular version 5mo
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eraderneely @readingjedi that would be great, but even in general is there a way to show it besides in the list of books on the device? 5mo
readingjedi @eraderneely I think you just change it from list view into cover view. I think. I'm on my 3rd Kindle & still only do the bare minimum in terms of operating! 5mo
eraderneely @readingjedi haha! I knew I had been avoiding these things for a reason! 5mo
readingjedi @eraderneely Just looked on mine & you have the choice of views - grid or less. Grid gives you the covers, 6 to a pages. I'm a fellow Luddite when it comes to anything made after 1995! 😂 5mo
Leniverse If you mean show the cover on the lock screen, then no. You only get ads for Kindle Unlimited, usually thrillers or romances. I hide the screen from view whenever I open my Kindle, lest someone see it and think I am reading "Marines in Love: War never prepared them for this". ? 5mo
eraderneely @Leniverse haha! What? That‘s not your cup of tea? 5mo
Leniverse I own my guilty pleasures. Mostly. But no, that's not even my beverage. 😆 5mo
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The Bone Season: A Novel | Samantha Shannon
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Finally starting this book that @Oryx sent me in a swap over a year ago 😳
#toomanybookstoolittletime

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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Like short stories, I often wish essay collections were a bit more cohesive instead of having that stop-start quality. But that is my problem with the format, not a criticism of this book. I enjoyed Hunger more - it was more raw - but no matter where Roxane Gay can write. I particularly enjoyed the last essay, Bad Feminist: Take Two.

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Trip to the Little Bookshop. Trying hard not to buy all the books.

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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Starting some new airport reading

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Black Water Lilies | Michel Bussi
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Off to Zurich for the week to see me best friend! And reading my Easter Mystery @Leniverse ! (Completely accidental that it‘s a mystery, it‘s my next book club book)

TrishB Have a great time 😁 6mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy your trip 👍🏻😍 6mo
Leniverse Nice! Sounds like a good one. Hope you have a great trip! 6mo
CarolynM Enjoy! 6mo
julesG Enjoy your trip! 6mo
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I didn‘t love this book, but I did love this quote.

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Thank you @squirrelbrain for the lovely gift at #readingretreat last weekend. Your local charity shop really is a magical place.

squirrelbrain 😁👍🐿😘 6mo
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I had been avoiding this because I don‘t do scary, but then it was a pick for one of my book clubs and it‘s so short I thought I‘d try it.
The first 2/3 there‘s a mounting dread and suspense that was really working for me. Then things got really weird and I just wasn‘t worried for her anymore and I didn‘t care as much what was happening.
Want to read the other 2 to find out what happens, but I‘m not sure I‘ll ever get to them.

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I‘m a slow reader, so I‘m happy to have finished one book on #readingretreat
This book pairs really well with White Rage by Carol Anderson, which I finished last week.
The chapters are long enough to really get a story for each character, but short enough to keep from getting mired down. I like that each character‘s story is carried on in the next generation. Solid pick.

julesG I was actually quite glad seeing you make slow progress with the book. I felt bad about being such a slow reader. Now I know I'm in good company. 😁 6mo
Sarah83 Great picture 😍 6mo
tpixie So glad you went and had a #LitsyMeetUp ! 6mo
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RachelO Yay! And wouldn‘t you love to smuggle out a set of those library steps? Of course I‘d need to build a whole library round them... 🤔 6mo
eraderneely @julesG yes, it‘s nice too have someone else who didn‘t read 5 books this weekend! Slow and steady! 6mo
eraderneely @Sarah83 thank you! 6mo
eraderneely @tpixie me too! It‘s so nice to spend time with fellow Littens. 6mo
eraderneely @RachelO they were really lovely. But you need the floor-to-ceiling shelves to match! 6mo
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Last few hours in this cathedral of books #readingretreat

squirrelbrain I love that - it really is a ‘cathedral of books‘! ❤️ 6mo
charl08 Oh, I really must make time to go again. 6mo
eraderneely @charl08 you should. We‘re already planning a trip back. 6mo
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Operation Blind Date | Justine Davis
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Blind date book swap. It‘s like book Christmas!

jhod Such a great blind date swap! Lovely to see you again and meet Neiley! Ive had to go early to get to ths airport but have a lovely day and see you soon! X 6mo
eraderneely @jhod lovely to see you too! Hopefully we‘ll meet up again soon. 6mo
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My shelfie for Hour 3 of #readathon
Obviously not mine, but these are the books I‘m hanging out with at Gladstone‘s right now.

Cathythoughts 😍 6mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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1) Gladstone‘s Library in Hawarden, Wales
2) tagged
3) scones
4) I‘m on a reading retreat this weekend!
5) I‘m going to try not to pick up my phone every 5 minutes!
#Deweys24hourreadathon #readathon

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Where I‘m doing my reading this morning

Cathythoughts Gorgeous 6mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 6mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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On the train to North Wales. #readingretreat here I come!

JennyM Have fun guys! 6mo
RachelO Have you started Homegoing yet? Love that cover! 6mo
GatheringBooks looks great! 6mo
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Chrissyreadit I love that book!!! Have fun! 6mo
eraderneely @JennyM Thanks! 6mo
eraderneely @RachelO I started it on the train. Really liking it so far! 6mo
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julesG It looks far better than what I'll be bringing. I'm just taking my kindle, although I want to start all my new books right now. 7mo
Cathythoughts Looks great !! Exciting weekend ahead 😀 7mo
eraderneely @julesG I‘m kindle-less, so stack of heavy books in the bag for me! However, I‘m hoping the limited choice will help with selecting what to read next. 7mo
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eraderneely @Cathythoughts very excited! 7mo
julesG Clever. My kindle is stuffed to the rafters. 800+ books. 🙈🙈🙈 7mo
eraderneely @julesG oh dear 🙈 7mo
Emilymdxn Homegoing was one of my favourite books of 2017, and Bad Feminist is just a total classic! 7mo
scripturient Loved Diary of a Bookseller! 7mo
squirrelbrain I too loved Diary of a Bookseller, and it‘s quite a ‘dippy in and out‘ book so will be good in between the others! 7mo
BookNAround Loved Diary of a Bookseller and Homegoing both. 7mo
RachelO Looks like a fantastic selection- I loved Homegoing. 7mo
eraderneely @Emilymdxn @scripturient @squirrelbrain @BookNAround @RachelO OK, so it sounds like Homegoing and Diary of a Bookseller are the ones to start with! 7mo
eraderneely Thanks for sharing your favorites!!! 7mo
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@kathedron I‘m enjoying this so much I‘ve put the other 3 books I‘m reading on hold while I indulge in the ridiculous nuance of where we buy groceries.

I have to look something up on pretty much every page, so this has become a very interactive book.

TrishB Sounds good 👍🏻 will await your review. Intrigued about the groceries bit! 8mo
squirrelbrain Sounds interesting! 8mo
Caroline2 Sounds interesting...stacked! 👍🏻 8mo
kathedron I'm so glad you're enjoying it! (I have to do my grocery shopping in a bit: currently delaying the inevitable by chilling on here.) 😀 8mo
CarolynM The hierarchy of British supermarkets is hilarious to me, I might need to read this😂 8mo
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I am so happy to have won @kathedron ‘s giveaway! Thank you Kate for the lovely books and sweets. The book about class is exactly what I‘ve been looking for to learn more about Britain. I don‘t understand half the class-coded things people talk about. I‘ve also heard really good things about the Ali Smith, so I look forward to digging into that too.
Thank you!!!❤️❤️❤️

TrishB Good luck with that 😁 8mo
kathedron You are welcome, Emily! I hope you enjoy them. 8mo
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Finally getting back into this book after a detour for 2 book club books and a you-don‘t-have-enough-room-in-your-luggage-why-don‘t-I-buy-this-and-you-can-read-it-before-you-leave-my-house Christmas present from my Dad.

Cathythoughts Well said 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
eraderneely @Cathythoughts why thank you 😊 9mo
Avanders Aww that‘s a thoughtful dad! 🤗 8mo
eraderneely @Avanders he‘s the best! He also wanted to read the book 😉 8mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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A book hasn‘t made me feel rage quite like this in a long time. Well done, Ms. Butler!
I was wary of the antebellum setting (slavery is a tough and important topic, but I can only read so much of the same story) but the difficult moral questions posed by Dana‘s trips to the past, her relationship with Rufus, and the power dynamics at play made it really interesting.
Exactly what a book club is for - getting you to read a book you wouldn‘t have.

Emilymdxn I felt exactly the same about this book! That‘s a really nice edition you have there 9mo
eraderneely @Emilymdxn I do really like this edition. I‘m not a fan of photo-realistic people on book covers, so the other edition put me off. (edited) 9mo
AmyG I love this book cover. 9mo
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eraderneely @AmyG Me too! 9mo
Reggie I loved this book. 9mo
BookNAround Great book! 9mo
ProfReader I can‘t wait to read this novel!!! 8mo
ShyBookOwl This is my favourite book. I try to make ppl read it a the time lol 📚❤ 7mo
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The Bookstore | Deborah Meyler
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I was looking through my old photos and found this one of Cărturești Carusel in Bucharest. I know we all seek out new bookstores when we travel. What‘s the most interesting one you‘ve come across?

squirrelbrain Gorgeous! ❤️ 9mo
Eggs Omg 😲 9mo
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eraderneely @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Eggs @squirrelbrain it is a stunning bookshop isn‘t it? 9mo
nudibranch I loved that bookstore!! 😍 9mo
eraderneely @nudibranch It‘s so much better in person isn‘t it? 9mo
nudibranch @eraderneely yes!! I went there nearly every day when I was in Bucharest. 9mo
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