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The Fragments | Toni Jordan
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This book was an absolute treat and one that I could have quoted from all day long! A literary mystery that flipped between two timelines, I found the storytelling clever and really well done. I also really appreciated the locally authentic descriptions of Brisbane, quirks and all, which just added to the experience. #ozfiction at its best!!!

JennyM @CarolynM I thought this was excellent! 3d
CarolynM Yay! So glad you enjoyed it😀 3d
Freespirit I liked this a lot also😍 3d
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Jerdencon I‘m currently reading this one and really enjoying it at about a 1/4 way in! 3d
Cinfhen Your tree looks beautiful and the book sounds fantastic 💚❤️💚 3d
JennyM @CarolynM @Freespirit @Jerdencon a really great read and her attention to local detail was just 👌- right down to the winds that bluster through the city every August 💨 2d
JennyM @Cinfhen we‘re starting to feel a bit more festive now with the kids finishing school yesterday for the year 🎄 🎅 (edited) 2d
BiblioLitten I love the pic! Very festive🎄🤩 2d
JennyM @BiblioLitten I so enjoy reading by the tree at Christmas. The twinkly lights 🎄 2d
Rissreads Fantastic picture. Another book to add to my list! 💚❤ 1d
JennyM @Rissreads it‘s a great read. I really enjoyed it. Have a lovely weekend 😘 21h
Rissreads I'm going to See if the library has it. You too, enjoy your long service leave. 20h
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The Fragments | Toni Jordan
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#Bookreport - finished the bottom three, as planned! All were 👍

#Weeklyforecast - starting the week with the recommendation by @BarbaraBB (We are called to rise). After that, it‘ll most probably be two from yesterday‘s library haul. I also have Looking for Alaska as my 🎧

CarolynM I liked The Fragments a lot. Looking forward to your review🙂 6d
JennyM @CarolynM that‘s next one up I think. I‘ve only heard good things so I‘m looking forward to it. 6d
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JennyM @Cinfhen it was good but a bit predictable (edited) 6d
Cinfhen Hmmmm, that‘s how I felt about her last book I read 6d
CarolynM One of my book group friends, who I usually agree with, really disliked it, so you never know. Hope you will like it, though. 6d
JennyM @Cinfhen I would say so. It was a good enough read and it kept me entertained, but I wasn‘t wowed 6d
JennyM @CarolynM I read the first page last night and was pretty impressed so I‘m thinking I‘ll probably enjoy it. And it starts off in Brissie, so that always 👍 6d
Cinfhen Now I‘m curious about the tagged book that you and @CarolynM are discussing!! More info please 😉 6d
CarolynM @Cinfhen It's a kind of literary mystery about a lost manuscript, told over 2 time lines. As I said I really liked it, but my friend thought it was contrived and and not well written. 6d
BarbaraBB Looking forward to your thoughts on We Are Called to Rise! 🤞🏼 6d
Kalalalatja I‘m super interested in the Boyne book, so I‘m looking forward to your review! ☺️ 6d
JennyM @BarbaraBB I‘m about halfway through and, while it‘s heartbreaking, I‘m enjoying it very much. 6d
JennyM @Kalalalatja I‘ve been meaning to read this for a while - might roll over into next week, but it‘s on the bedside table, so I will get to it soon! 6d
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Special Friendships: A Novel | Roger Peyrefitte
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Today I say thank you with all my heart to the #amazing Cindy as we mark the end of a Litsy era. You have welcomed me into this community with so much love, which means more than you could ever know, and your recommendations have fuelled my reading to another level! So cheers to you my friend. You are #amazing 🙏😘❤️

Cinfhen Awwwww, I‘m actually tearing up 😘😭😘😭I‘ve enjoyed our banter and book talk and friendship so much. I‘m still here!! I might not be a daily host but I still NEED my Litsy friends 👭 👫 👭 7d
batsy Beautiful post 💕 7d
JennyM @batsy @cinfhen books & friendship ❤️❤️ 7d
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Cinfhen Those flowers are perfect 💗so here‘s to books, friendships and flowers 🌸 7d
BarbaraBB Lovely post 💕 7d
squirrelbrain Gorgeous post! ❤️ 7d
Centique What beautiful words! And the flowers are wonderful too 😍💕 5d
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Goodbye, Vitamin | Rachel Khong
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Ruth‘s father has Alzheimer‘s disease and, for one year, she heads home to help her mother care for him. As she learns to navigate her new role and changing relationship, her days are filled with both heartbreak and humour. And it pretty much left me a sobbing wreck 😭 #Illremember #movember

TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 1w
Cathythoughts Sounds really good. Yet to read it .... 1w
Cinfhen Great choice 💜this book didn‘t resonate with me the way I was expecting it too. 🤷🏼‍♀️ but that‘s just my #unpopularopinion 1w
JennyM @Cinfhen @trishb @cathythoughts I think it got me as I found the story so similar to the stories I hear from family carers I meet for work 💔 1w
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Crooked River: A Novel | Valerie Geary
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This was such a lovely, richly told story by the very talented @valeriegeary The sense of time and place was just perfect, and I felt deeply for the sisters, Sam and Ollie, as well as their recluse father, Bear. And bonus - I didn‘t see the ending coming, which had me flipping pages quickly and even shedding a tear at the very end. A book with heart and soul, and a few 🐝 and 👻 ❤️

Cathythoughts Lovely review!! Looking forward to this one 👍🏻❤️ 1w
JennyM @Cathythoughts you‘re in for a treat. 1w
valeriegeary ❤️❤️❤️ I'm glad you enjoyed it 6d
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Stevens, the long-serving butler of an English country house, is given an unexpected #holiday. As he takes a trip through beautiful South-West England, and further away from the house and his duties, he begins to reflect on his life and the class and culture of a changing Britain.

The writing is just gorgeous and I‘m already hooked - I think I‘m going to love it. #movember @Cinfhen

Cathythoughts I‘ve only seen the movie ❤️❤️💔💔 1w
Tamra I‘ve both read it and watched the movie countless times. As sacrilegious as it might be, I think the movie is better. Best two actors! So much is conveyed by body language alone. 💜 1w
JennyM @Cathythoughts really beautiful - the kind of book I wish I could fold myself up into and pretend I didn‘t have to do stuff! 1w
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JennyM @Tamra I will be watching the movie immediately after finishing the book! Beautiful x 1w
Tamra @JennyM I hope you love Hopkins & Thompson together! Let me know. 😁 1w
Buechersuechtling I listened to the audiobook only and this year and really really liked it. 1w
Cinfhen @KarenUK LOVES this book!!! And she has great taste in books 😉♥️ 1w
Freespirit Loved it!❤️❤️ 1w
KarenUK @cinfhen 😘💕 @jennym so glad you are enjoying it....😊👍 1w
Billypar Agreed with everyone else - I read this last year and loved it. The writing sucked me in right away, but the emotion building underneath the surface snuck up on me. Funny too- I thought Stevens' views on 'bantering' were hilarious (and as an awkward introvert, oddly relatable 😅) 1w
sprainedbrain Great book! ❤️ 1w
JennyM @Buechersuechtling @cinfhen @freespirit @karenuk @billypar @sprainedbrain it‘s fabulous and I can see why there‘s all the love for it. And it‘s just so British - I think Stevens might be related to some members of my family 😉 1w
batsy Me too @Cathythoughts. Thought the movie was brilliant ❤️ I need to read this! 1w
JennyM @batsy I think you‘d love it!!! 1w
Rissreads This is another book on my tbr shelf. I think I will move it up as it sounds so different from other books I plan to read in the near future. 1w
JennyM @Rissreads it‘s different from some of the books I‘ve been reading lately and it is oh so good! 1w
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#ThePowerOfGoodbye and the wisdom of Pooh Bear 🍯
#movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Awwwwww ♥️ 1w
TrishB Great pick ❤️ 1w
JennyM @TrishB @cinfhen he‘s a pretty smart bear, and piglet too! 1w
batsy Love this 💕 1w
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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A deadly #fever gripped pretty much everyone in these ☝️
#movember @Cinfhen

Cathythoughts Station Eleven ❤️👍🏻... don‘t know the others. Nice pic 2w
Cinfhen Well done!!! Still have to read 2w
batsy Like your image! 🦠 2w
JennyM @Cinfhen it‘s very sad! 2w
JennyM @batsy germs! 🦠🤢 2w
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The Power Of Hope | Kon Karapanagiotidis
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This memoir by Kon Karapanagiotidis, the founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Australia, is an absolute #rayoflight. He is a remarkable man who does some amazing work, and his story is fascinating. It will give you ALL the feels, and I cannot recommend it enough. #movember

Cinfhen #stacked Thanks for sharing 🌟🧡😄 2w
JennyM @Cinfhen a tough read but he‘s such a good man 2w
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Crooked River: A Novel | Valerie Geary
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For this week‘s #bookreport, I read & enjoyed 3 books, particularly The Man Who Saw Everything. I also finished Girl, Woman, Other on audio, which was fantastic and definitely a winner for me.
My #weeklyforecast is a little quieter, as I have a busy week work-wise. But I‘m really excited to be reading Crooked River by our very own @valeriegeary . Then it‘s the Ishiguro rolling over from last week & The Confession for my commute 🎧

Kalalalatja Looks like a great week! 2w
Cathythoughts It does look like a good week ! I didn‘t realize @valeriegeary has a book out ... stacked ! Woooohoooo❤️ 2w
JennyM @Kalalalatja I think it will be! An hour into The Confessions and it is awesome on audio. And I can‘t wait to get into Crooked River. 2w
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JennyM @Cathythoughts and I just know it‘s going to be fantastic! 2w
Megabooks Great week! I‘m excited to read Girl, Woman, Other. 2w
JennyM @Megabooks I have a feeling you will love it! 2w
TrishB I‘ve just started Girl, Woman, Other 👍🏻 2w
Balibee146 Great week and another good one to come. Hope the busy isn't too relentless 👍 2w
valeriegeary @Cathythoughts I have 2! 😘 I think Crooked River is on sale as an ebook right now too for 1.99! 🙌🤗 2w
valeriegeary Thank you Jenny! I hope you love it! ❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @valeriegeary thanks !! I‘m in Ireland 🇮🇪, so not on sale here. But I‘ll be getting it soon anyway 👍🏻❤️ 2w
KarenUK I 😍the Ishiguro... hope you enjoy! 😊🤞 2w
JennyM @Balibee146 thank you. Monday already here...booooo 👎🏼 2w
JennyM @Cathythoughts @valeriegeary I already think it‘s wonderful! Hope you enjoy when you get to it Cathy! 😘 2w
JennyM @KarenUK I‘m really looking forward to it. It‘s been on my TBR for wayyy too long!!! 2w
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Enzo, the dog who narrates this story, is like all our fur babies, and is just #livingforlove 🐶

Cathythoughts Yes lots of love with the fur babies 🐶🐶🐶❤️❤️❤️ 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Look at the face on the cover! 🐾 💙 2w
TrishB Awww 🐶🐶❤️💜 2w
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Freespirit Great book❤️ 2w
Cinfhen Awwwwww....sweet 2w
Kalalalatja Awww that face 😍 2w
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Hollywood Notebook | Wendy C. Ortiz
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These challenges are really not good for my TBR, because this sounds fascinating! I want to read it.

‘A prose poem-ish memoir of fragments where Ortiz takes us through the streets of LA and the internal maps she's charting as she moves from her twenties to her thirties in a studio apartment in #Hollywood. A cartography of love, loss, and transformation; it‘s a portrait of the author's psyche overlaid on a map of the city she makes her home.‘ GRs

Cinfhen That does sound good!!!!! 2w
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I‘ve been intrigued by the buddy reading of the tagged book this month. So when it was sitting in the library yesterday, I took it as a sign and grabbed it. It also works for today - a #papadontpreach moment 😊
#movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Love when the universe cooperates 😜 2w
Hooked_on_books If you finish by Sunday, you can participate in the final round of discussions! They‘re fun and interesting. 2w
JennyM @Hooked_on_books thank you. I should get it finished by then. Enjoying it so far 😊 2w
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Kalalalatja Definitely a sign 😉 2w
JennyM @Kalalalatja @cinfhen and especially as Nov 22 is the day JFK was assassinated and that is what this book is about! 😯 2w
TrishB I‘ve looked at this one a few times! 2w
JennyM @TrishB I‘ve had it on the TBR for a long while, so glad to be finally getting to it. Hope you‘re on the mend, Trish. The lurgy sounds terrible 😘 (edited) 2w
Cinfhen That‘s right! I love when dates coincide ❣️I couldn‘t get into this book and returned it unread to the library 2w
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This was a beautiful book that I found myself totally immersed in. It had me stopping mid-sentence to think about the meaning of things - how our history defines us, how perspective is everything, and how brief moments can change us. Thanks @Rissreads for putting this in my hands.

Rissreads I'm glad you liked it! 💛🧡❤ 2w
LeeRHarry Well I‘ll be stacking this one...obviously! 😏 2w
JennyM @LeeRHarry would you like me to send you this copy? Riss sent it me and I‘d love it to be yours next. If you would, send me an email: Jenny.murfield@bigpond.com 😘 2w
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LeeRHarry @JennyM oooh that would be lovely Jenny 😘 I‘ll email you now 😊 2w
CarolynM Such a lot yo think about in this one. I'm wondering whether I should read it again because I'm sure there's lots I missed. 2w
JennyM @CarolynM that‘s my exact thought, Carolyn. I think reading it again would see you process even more. 2w
JennyM @LeeRHarry lovely 😘😘😘 2w
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Nineteen Minutes | Jodi Picoult
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I don‘t tend to read Jodie Picoult but this sounds like a thought-provoking read about a school shooting.
#revolver #movember

Buechersuechtling This was my second Jodi Picoult. I was highly impressed. I like the way she describes mother-daughter-relationships. 😊 2w
TrishB My daughter has this on her shelves but I haven‘t read. 2w
Cinfhen I think I did read this book, when I was on a Jodi Picoult kick....but I‘m not such a fan these days 😬 2w
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JennyM @Cinfhen @trishb @Buechersuechtling I‘ve only read one of hers a long time ago. It wasn‘t for me so I‘ve never picked any others up. But this sounds pretty good. 2w
JenReadsAlot My favorite book by her 2w
JennyM @JenReadsAlot I‘m going to read it -I think it sounds great! 2w
Reggie I read this back in the day when we weren‘t overwhelmed by gun violence and it still had a shock factor. It was pretty good but I don‘t think I‘d read it now. 2w
JennyM @Reggie hummm, maybe I‘ve missed the time for it then. I think it would be a definite library borrow rather than buy 2w
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A Little Life | Hanya Yanagihara
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A modern day #masterpiece that remains my all time favourite read ❣️#movember

Cinfhen I think that‘s a VERY fair statement!!! 3w
TrishB Definitely in my top ten 👍🏻 3w
Rissreads My top 10 too! 💛🧡❤ 3w
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Kalalalatja So true! 3w
AmyG Mine, too! 3w
youneverarrived It definitely is. 2w
Freespirit Wow I agree...such a heavy book...one that will stay with me forever! 2w
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Turn of the Key | Ruth Ware
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A pretty spooky tale of a nanny, an old house, and a dead child. Nothing whiz-bang but a good palate cleaner between heavier reads.

Megabooks I have this from the library now! 3w
JennyM @Megabooks it‘s a quick easy read. Might be quite a good one to read while you recover x 3w
batsy I love your description! "Nothing whiz bang but a good palate cleaner" can be such undemanding, fun reads :) 3w
JennyM @batsy yep, it was a quick read that kept me entertained for a few days, but will remember nothing about it in a few weeks 🤣 2w
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The Confession | Jessie Burton
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A beautiful #trueblue cover, with a story about a #luckystar novelist who‘s book is being made into a Hollywood movie. I‘ve got it on audio ready to go 🎧

Texreader Pretty! 3w
Cinfhen Sounds great!!! I‘m excited for this book! Hope it‘s as good as the cover 3w
Cathythoughts Gorgeous cover 3w
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Reviewsbylola She always has great covers! 3w
Kalalalatja I always love the covers of her books, but I have never read anything by her 🙈 3w
JennyM @Kalalalatja @cinfhen @texreader @cathythoughts @Reviewsbylola I‘m really looking forward to this one. It sounds very good 👍 3w
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#Bookreport - Had a great week, with Fleishman turning into an absolute winner, the Swallows making for entertaining reading, & the NF King just 🙌 🌟

#Weeklyforecast - Not had much audio time, so am heading into the new week with Girl, woman, other still in my ears. Just started Ruth Ware‘s latest, which I seemed to burn through last night. Then it‘s either Levy or Ishiguro. Looking forward to both, so it will be a mood pick on the day.

Cinfhen Awesome week and looks like another great week ahead!!! 3w
BarbaraBB Great week ahead. I loved the Levy but I absolutely adored 3w
Cathythoughts Yes ! Great week. Fleishman 👍🏻❤️. Look forward to your thoughts on Girl, Woman, Other , I have yet to start it 3w
KarenUK Such a good week! 💕 3w
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One heck of a #borderline is being crossed by the kids at Stonebridge Academy. But plans are afoot, and my Saturday night will be spent with the last 100 pages to see how it all plays out! #movember #smashingthepatriarchy 👊

Megabooks Loved this book! 3w
Megabooks Also, this is my favorite of hers and an excellent audiobook! 3w
JennyM @Megabooks oooo, thank you. I‘ll add to my audiobook list. Just finished this one - good book with a powerful message💥 (edited) 3w
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Cinfhen Need to check out this book and yours @Megabooks xx 3w
JennyM @Cinfhen you have to suspend belief a bit. And I don‘t know what @Megabooks thinks, but it felt a bit YAish to me. Don‘t think it is though, is it Meg? 3w
Megabooks @JennyM @Cinfhen I think all the teen characters could push it YA, but I felt the use of the teacher (Ms Witt) to really drive the story put it adult for me. My meter for YA is “would I hand this to a parent friend of an 8th grader (13/14 yo) and say, ‘your kid would love this!‘?” The answer to that question about this book would be no. At least not around here. 2-0 adult 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Cinfhen I like your barometer @Megabooks but I put YA at a higher age like 15-18 and that changes the perspective so I will adjust my expectations 😘 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I put it lower because I think that most kids that read a lot are starting the YA books in middle school. Are there some that I still consider YA, that I might say, “give some guidance with this one (to a 13 yo).” Sure. But overall, I put the bar a little younger. 3w
Cinfhen That‘s probably true @Megabooks voracious readers are reading YA in MiddleSchool but I‘m not sure authors are writing for that particular age group. It‘s hard to understand/ classify these genres (edited) 3w
Cinfhen Books are for everyone and every reader!!!!! 3w
JennyM @Megabooks @cinfhen so interesting to hear how you both gauge books. For me, it felt YA because of some of the themes (which I won‘t mention due to spoilers). But content wise I wouldn‘t give this to anyone under the age of at least 17. I‘ve googled, and I don‘t think it is classified as YA. 3w
Cinfhen For me, if a book feels OVERLY DRAMATIC or OVERLY ANGSTY and it‘s filled with “ teen talk” I tend to classify it as YA 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen @JennyM I would say this is not that, Cindy! I agree there‘s different levels of YA. Like Julie Murphy‘s stuff I‘d definitely give to a middle schooler, but Emergency Contact is more 15+, but definitely angsty and romantic enough to be YA. Why is there always romance in YA????????? 3w
Cinfhen I definitely have to read this now just to satisfy my curiosity @Megabooks @JennyM I did read and really like this book by Lisa Lutz 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I liked The Passenger too. I own it and How to Start a Fire, and I liked them so much, I bought The Swallows on pub day. 👍🏻 I haven‘t read The Spellman Files series, though. I‘m generally not into series. 3w
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Frozen Thames | Helen Humphreys
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As we learn in these short stories, apparently the Thames has #frozen solid quite a number of times! This is one author I‘ve been meaning to get to. #movember

BarbaraBB We had the same thought! 3w
Cinfhen You and @BarbaraBB are in sync today 💕💕 3w
JennyM @Cinfhen @barbarabb who knew a frozen Thames would feature in so many stories! #youliveandlearn 💦 3w
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TrishB And me - was about to do this one! It‘s a lovely read and she‘s a great author. 3w
JennyM @TrishB I‘m waiting on the Evening Chorus from the library - I remember your review was just so lovely 📚 3w
TrishB She writes so beautifully. 3w
saresmoore I loved this book! 3w
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I like Matt Haig and his observations of #humannature. Not read this one though. #movember

erzascarletbookgasm Love the graphic. 3w
Cinfhen Good choice!!!! I wasn‘t such a fan of this book but that‘s an #unpopularopinion 3w
batsy Sweet cover 🐕💫 3w
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julesG It's on my #HopefullySoon pile. 😉 3w
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy I like the cover, too and I thought we needed some sparkles for a Thursday ✨ (edited) 3w
JennyM @Cinfhen @julesG I was looking at the reviews and some people really slammed this one. Sounds a bit different to his usual books (edited) 3w
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Throughout this book, I constantly and fiercely flipped from loving it to hating it, and I very nearly bailed halfway. So I‘m really surprised to find myself saying this, but I think this might be one of the best books I‘ve read all year! The last 70 pages (Rachel‘s section) were phenomenal and I finally got it. It‘s layered, clever and really insightful. Highly recommend...even if I did spend most of my time eye rolling Fleishman!

erzascarletbookgasm I‘m intrigued! 3w
BarbaraBB Such an intriguing review! I can‘t wait to read this one! 3w
JennyM @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm I think when an author can make you feel like I did reading it, they are really talented! I know Cathy @Cathythoughts loved it, and I can‘t wait to hear everyone else‘s thoughts. (edited) 3w
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Branwen I completely agree with you and had a similar experience while reading it! I was so frustrated with Toby and then when I got to Rachel's section it hit me like BOOM AND I totally got it! I also think it's one of the best books I've read this year! 3w
JennyM @Branwen I think it would be a fabulous bookclub read. So much to talk about!! 3w
Kalalalatja Well, with a review like that, I have to stack it 😄 3w
Hooked_on_books I love it when that happens! 3w
JennyM @Kalalalatja I am so curious how you‘d like it, particularly with your psychologist hat on 3w
JennyM @Hooked_on_books sign of a good book! 3w
TrishB It‘s definitely a future read! 3w
Cinfhen Oh wow! Good to know!!!! I think this will be a future bookclub choice 3w
JennyM @TrishB @cinfhen I did not expect to be giving this a pick based on how I felt last week! 3w
Cathythoughts What a great review 😁! I loved this one X 3w
batsy Great review 💜 I'm triple convinced by you, @cathythoughts and @merelybookish 😁 3w
JennyM @Cathythoughts if it wasn‘t for your love of it Cathy I‘d have bailed. And I am SO glad I didn‘t😘 3w
JennyM @batsy I would love to know what you think of it!!! 3w
Cathythoughts @JennyM 😘. I‘m dying to hear @batsy ‘S take on it too 3w
merelybookish Fun review! I saw your earlier posts so I am surprised too that it ended up a pick. 🙂I loved this book and am now a bit obsessed with the writer. She did a recent profile of Tom Hanks in the NY Times that made me cry. 3w
marleed I loved this book and how it was written. I keep thinking about it. 3w
cathipink I really liked this one too 🙂 Glad you ended up enjoying it! 3w
JennyM @merelybookish @marleed @cathipink the author is one to watch for sure! Very cleverly written! 3w
Rissreads You have me so intrigued @JennyM 3w
Rissreads Stacked!!!!!! 3w
JennyM @Rissreads it had me all over the place, Riss! I‘m so curious to hear how you‘d find it x 3w
Rissreads @JennyM the description doesn't interest me at all. But everyone's comments do! 3w
Suet624 Love how the struggle of reading it paid off. 2w
JennyM @Suet624 I tend not to bail on books because of the ‘just in case it gets better‘ factor. And this book is a prime example! So glad I didn‘t bail!!! X 2w
Suet624 Your review is the only reason I‘ve continued to read this book. A definite struggle. 1w
JennyM @Suet624 how far are you along? It really wasn‘t until the end that it came together for me. It was certainly a struggle, and all the Tinder talk was just 😡, although I think it was supposed to be funny (didn‘t work for me though). Hope you ‘enjoy‘ it in the end. Xx 1w
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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Essie belongs to a conservative Christian family who are popular reality TV show stars with a mass following. But when she gets pregnant at 17, things are not #likeaprayer and we begin to see that this family is not as reverent as they want to appear. #movember

Cinfhen Hmmm, art copying real life?!?! I should probably read this one day since I‘m vaguely fascinated by the Duggar Family. 3w
RedxoHearts Thanks for sharing I added this one to my TBR 3w
LA_Mead I loved this book so much! 3w
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britt_brooke I need to move this up in my TBR! 3w
JennyM @Cinfhen @RedxoHearts @britt_brooke I finally got to it earlier this year, and it‘s a pretty good read. I think it was also a BOTM a while back, so you‘d be getting through your backlog too! 😊 3w
JennyM @LA_Mead it was not what I expected, and in a good way 👍 3w
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Things My Son Needs to Know about the World | Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith
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Funny and relatable to most owners of little humans, Backman offers words of wisdom for his young son to read in the #future. #movember

Megabooks Such a good book! 4w
JennyM @Megabooks I was either snorting with laughter or crying with empathy 4w
Cinfhen This sounds like a lovely #OneSittingRead 4w
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JennyM @Cinfhen it is - super short and sweet 4w
Kaila-ann I don‘t have a tiny human but this was such a cute book. 3w
JennyM @Kaila-ann it‘s such a lovely read and one I think pretty much everyone can appreciate 3w
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Litsy is full of #beautifulstranger (s) who have become beautiful friends. And this lovely little package and card arrived today as a reminder of that. Thank you Nerrisa @Rissreads for your thoughtfulness 💜#movember

Cinfhen Awww, that‘s so lovely and so true😍and this book is meant to be excellent 4w
Rissreads You are very welcome. Litsy has really been a shining light in my life. The people are amazing. I hope you enjoy the book. 😘 4w
JennyM @Cinfhen lovely to come home to x (edited) 4w
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JennyM @Rissreads it really is a special place. And I shall be stalking your TBR to send you something, unless there‘s a book you‘d particularly like. Thanks again, Riss. It means a lot 😘😘😘 (edited) 4w
Rissreads Please don't feel obligated I have way too many books to read!🤣🤣🤣 4w
JennyM @Rissreads you can never have too many books to read!!! I‘ll do some sleuthing 🕵️‍♀️ (edited) 4w
Kalalalatja What a lovely cover! 4w
BarbaraBB I loved this one 4w
JennyM @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja it‘s such a beautiful looking book. And I‘m really looking forward to reading it! 4w
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This sounds a fun read!

#ghosttown #movember

batsy It's on my list too! I heard that a previous book of hers is also good 4w
JennyM @batsy I‘ve not heard of that one before. Sounds good 👍 4w
Cinfhen This does sound fab 4w
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Bookishthoughts Cool cover! 4w
TheSpineView It was a fun read. Hope you enjoy! 4w
JennyM @TheSpineView that‘s good to hear. I‘ve not seen to much about it but it sounds great! 4w
JennyM @Bookishthoughts I think so, too. Looks fun! 4w
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My plans for this #weeklyforecast 📚

JennyM @Megabooks I‘m looking forward to it 👍Hope you are doing ok and are feeling better each day x 4w
Megabooks Thank you! I am 😁 4w
Cinfhen Ohhhh, the Swallows sounds really good!!! And you know I LOVED 4w
Kalalalatja The tagged book sounds really interesting! I‘ll look forward to your review ☺️ 4w
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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There is so much love for this book about one summer spent on a beautiful island (#laislabonita) by Sophia and her grandmother. I must get to this soon 🏝 #movember

Abailliekaras Love love love this book ! 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Love this 👍 4w
Cinfhen Need to pick this book up!!! Another one I‘m adding to #PotentialBookClub list 4w
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batsy Great choice! Adding to the lovefest for this one 💙 4w
Cathythoughts Lovely post 4w
LeeRHarry Such a quiet, gentle read 💕 4w
Freespirit I loved this book.❤️ 4w
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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For this week‘s #bookreport, I finished Testaments on 🎧 and it ended up a so-so for me. I finished and enjoyed the new Sarah Bailey (an 🇦🇺 author) and am now in the middle of Fleishman and King. I‘ve put Fleishman down for a few days - it‘s just not pulling me in. BUT, all the 🌟 for King‘s writing memoir. Brilliant, funny and just what I need to get my creativity flowing as I finish a rather dull paper for work.

rachelk Yes! ‘On Writing: Memoir of the Craft‘ is brilliant! 4w
JennyM @rachelk he is so smart and so funny! It‘s a fantastic read! 4w
Cinfhen I‘ve heard others say that Fleishman is a tough start. I‘ll be curious to see if anything changes next week. Thanks for sharing your weekly reads!!!! 4w
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TrishB I might wait for Fleishman on a kindle deal. 4w
JennyM @Cinfhen @trishb don‘t let me put you off cos it‘s probably more me than the book. But I do feel like I‘m reading something different to what‘s been hyped. I‘m not getting all the nuances or the characters at all...I‘m mainly doing a lot of eye rolling, so it‘s probably just me being a grump 😬 (edited) 4w
JennyM @Hooked_on_books I wish I‘d read it years ago! 4w
Cathythoughts I loved Fleishman... but I didn‘t have any preconceived idea of it ... & I missed the hype 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4w
JennyM @Cathythoughts I‘m gonna give it another try in a day or too. You and I usually have similar taste in books, so you have me wanting to keep going. It hasn‘t helped reading it while being away and tired, so I do think my headspace is a factor in it. X 4w
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Advice from one of most #iconic writers of our time on how to #expressyourself. Bumped this up as my next read - I‘ve heard it‘s a little gem 💎 #movember

CarolynM 👏👏👏 1mo
TracyReadsBooks Love this book! It‘s an excellent read. 1mo
JennyM @CarolynM thank you! The book prompt fairies were looking over me when I packed this one for my work trip 🧚‍♀️ (edited) 1mo
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JennyM @TracyReadsBooks if the foreword is anything to go by, I‘m in for a treat! 1mo
Cathythoughts In always hear great things about this book 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts Cathy, it‘s brilliant. I really think you‘d enjoy it. I imagine it being great on audio, as I believe Mr King narrates it himself 1mo
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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I‘m away with work for a few days, which means lots of time peopling and me generally finding myself #crave (ing) for quiet time with my book (which is very good after a not so sure start). But my room is lovely and, if you squint hard enough, you can see kangaroos sun-baking on the lawn past the water 🦘 #movember

squirrelbrain Ugh, peopling... looks a lovely place though! 1mo
Cinfhen that‘s pretty fantastic/ getting to see Kangaroos lounging in the sun!!! This book is HIGH up on my radar so I‘ll be very curious to see your review (edited) 1mo
JennyM @squirrelbrain it‘s tiring being sociable all day. And then it‘s drinks and dinner, and I just want my bed and book 😩 1mo
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JennyM @Cinfhen they are super friendly 🦘as well. The book is good, but it took me a little getting used to. It felt a bit contrived and gimeky for the first 50 pages. But then it seemed to settle, and now I‘m really enjoying it. I will be so interested to see how you find it. 1mo
TrishB Enjoy your break 😁 know that feeling! 1mo
Cathythoughts Lovely pic ! I hope you enjoy the book ... I really did. As for being sociable all day & THEN dinner & drinks .... I hear you. Some people thrive on it ... I‘m with you , I find it exhausting .. and over the years I‘ve got better at excusing myself early 👍❤️ 1mo
Lizpixie We stayed at a campground at Lake Conjola on the south coast of NSW a few years ago, the place was crawling with kangaroos, possums, birds, wallabies & wombats. They‘d come up to the tent looking for food with joeys hanging out their pouches.🦘 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ooo, 🦘 enjoying the sun! Looks like a lovely place. Hope you‘ll enjoy some quiet time in the night. 1mo
Tanisha_A Lovely view! Enjoy! ❤️ And, I want to read this too. 1mo
LapReader That looks like a place I stayed at in the Hunter. 1mo
batsy Boo to the constant peopling! But yay for this stunning view. Hope it's not too taxing and you get to enjoy 💛 1mo
LeeRHarry There‘s so much buzz about this book atm, hope you continue to enjoy it😊 1mo
Buechersuechtling @JennyM @Cathythoughts I perfectly understand what you‘re saying. I am so like-spirited. I don‘t like peopleing and I‘m not good at it, either. But please, Cathyhoughts, reveal some of ways of credibly excusing yourself, maybe I can use them also. I mean, what can one say: “Excuse me, I need some me-time for reading.” surely is no clever idea, is it❓ 1mo
JennyM @TrishB @Cathythoughts it‘s just so much hard work talking to people. Hats off to extroverts! And I seem to have found my groove with Fleishman now. No chapter headings, different narrators and lots of middle-aged man talk about porn threw me! But I‘m enjoying it now 😂 1mo
JennyM @Lizpixie @lapreader we‘re at Hope Island on the Goldie and there are kangaroos everywhere!! 1mo
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie. I‘m snuggled up now fully peopled out! X (edited) 1mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A @LeeRHarry thanks lovelies. This one is getting lots of hype - wasn‘t sure at first but I‘m into it now 😘 1mo
JennyM @batsy I knew my Litsy peeps would understand! Peopling is hard! 😘 1mo
JennyM @Buechersuechtling @Cathythoughts I‘m learning to stay for as long as I can and then excuse myself when I‘ve reached my peopling limit 😂. I‘m usually one of the first to leave but I think people do understand - they know I‘m quiet and there are always a few other introverts who will leave when you do. (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @Buechersuechtling @JennyM I don‘t have any magic wand excuse ... but there was a time I would have been afraid of drawing attention to myself or of being rude by leaving early .... now I feel stronger in myself & simply say goodnight & thanks! & I don‘t care if I‘m the first to leave anymore. I‘ll only end up wrecked & really stressed if I stay too late 🤷🏼‍♀️hope that‘s helpful ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts Re the book , I remember the middle aged men & the porn was annoying at the time. But the rest was so good , I kept on going. And I‘d forgotten all about that side of it till you mentioned it there 1mo
Buechersuechtling @JennyM @Cathythoughts Thanks for reminding me to stand up for my own well being. I think that counts as magic wand. ✨ 1mo
Itchyfeetreader This made me laugh. I have just unashamedly run away from a weekend with colleagues in the midst of 2 weeks of peopling and dived into this book! 4w
JennyM @Itchyfeetreader hope you manage to sneak away as often as possible. I was only 3 days away and, man, I‘m so glad to be home!!! Peopling is hard!!😊 (edited) 4w
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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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#sorry (and sorry for the terrible 🎥 tie-in cover) #movember

erzascarletbookgasm This book ❤️💔. The cover‘s not that bad, some others are worse! 1mo
batsy It's OK, you never have to apologise for James McAvoy 😁😍😍 1mo
JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy lol...they just look so intense with their longing stares 😆 1mo
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Cinfhen Still on my TBR!!! And im agreeing with @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy cover isn‘t bad although I see what you mean about those angsty faces 1mo
Kalalalatja This is the movie that made me crush on James McAvoy 😍😍 but I‘m with you on the cover! 1mo
Cathythoughts Yes they do look intense ! I don‘t know what it is about Keira Knightly, but I can‘t take to her ..... I really want to read the book though (edited) 1mo
batsy @Cathythoughts I'm swooning over James' face, Cathy #shameless 😂 Agreed, I too can't quite warm to Keira ... Not sure why. The book is very good ❤️ I was so emotional by the end of it. 1mo
Centique @batsy *swooning here too* #synchronisedswooning Did you see him in Becomjng Jane? One of his earliest movies. Apparently not that accurate about Jane Austen but I didn‘t care cos I was in lurve..... Now I‘m going to have to go watch that again. 1mo
Centique And oh yes - what a book! One of the biggest emotional roller coasters ever, I totally loved it. 😍 1mo
batsy @Centique Yessssss! Swoon central! 😍 I have to say I loved the movie despite accuracy issues. And now I want to watch it again, as well 😂 1mo
batsy @Centique Also, that hashtag 🤣 1mo
JennyM @batsy @Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen @Centique so it looks like we‘re all team James, not so much Kiera! 😆 - it‘s a very good read though (edited) 1mo
batsy Apologies @JennyM for camping out in your comments to swoon over McAvoy 😂🙈 1mo
JennyM @batsy 😂😂😂 drool away, it‘s all part of the #synchronisedswooning 1mo
Tanisha_A Joining y'all in #syncronisedswooning. 🤤 And, I feel like watching the movie too @batsy and @Centique 😁. I think tonight 1mo
KarenUK Love this book and movie so much! And I love Keira! #teamkeira 😂 ... that green dress! That library scene! And #syncronisedswooning may be the best hashtag ever! @cinfhen @jennym 1mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A @karenuk love it! Hope you enjoyed rewatching the movie 🎥 1mo
Freespirit Another great book! 4w
JennyM @Freespirit how are things looking with you, Sally today? Hope you are doing ok xx 4w
Freespirit Better today. Tomorrow they are predicting a hot windy day :( xxx 4w
JennyM @Freespirit I‘ve just been reading about the expected conditions tomorrow. Pls let us know if we can help in anyway. Stay safe and thinking of you xxx 4w
Freespirit Thanks @JennyM 😘😘 4w
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Where the Dead Go | Sarah Bailey
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My latest read has a #gonegirl theme, with the disappearance of a 15 year old girl and the murder of her boyfriend. Halfway through, I‘m liking it and have no clue who‘s done what or why🕵️‍♀️ #movember

Cinfhen Hmmmmm, sounds REALLY good!!! Is it YA?? I really liked Gone Girl but I find most books didn‘t really hold up to that comparison so I‘m intrigued by this one. 1mo
JennyM @Cinfhen not YA, but no way near as good as Gone Girl, although I am enjoying it. Very police procedural and it‘s also book 3 in a series, and I think you kinda need to read the others to get the main detective character 1mo
Cinfhen That‘s good to know!! I‘ll pass ~ thanks 😊 1mo
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JennyM @Cinfhen and I see I‘ve missed half the prompt off #girlsgonewild and got it completely wrong 🤪 It‘s a Monday 🙄 (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen It works for me 🙌🏻🎉😊 1mo
Centique PS the fabric you‘re wearing looks gorgeous - makes a lovely photo! 1mo
JennyM @Centique thanks my lovely. It‘s my favourite long skirt - I just about live in it all summer 💐 1mo
Centique @JennyM it‘s gone from winter to summer in about 3 days here so I‘m currently trying to find enough summer clothes - and I‘m definitely envious of your skirt! 😍 Are you in Aus? 1mo
JennyM @Centique it‘s always so sudden the change in seasons. Although I‘m in Brissie so it does tend to just be varying degrees of hot 🥵 1mo
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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Jayne Eyre as a serial killer 😮 Suffice to say, there‘s no #rescueme in this reimagining - I think she might save herself! #movember

Kalalalatja Loved this! 1mo
JennyM I need to read - I always hear good things 1mo
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Freespirit Oooh I like the sound of this😊 1mo
writerlibrarian She has indeed saved herself 😀 1mo
JennyM @writerlibrarian @Freespirit it sounds fantastic! 1mo
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Where the Dead Go | Sarah Bailey
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Top ones are my #bookreport for the week: enjoyed all the print books, particularly Lady in the Lake, which I didn‘t expect to as it‘s been getting mixed reviews. Still going with The Testaments on 🎧 but #unpopularopinion, if it wasn‘t an Atwood, I think I might have bailed 😬

Bottom ones are my #weeklyforecast. Tagged book is #3 in an Aussie cop series (Jane Harper-ish) & I CANNOT wait to get Fleishman that‘s waiting for me at the library!!!

Eggs 💗Lisa Jewell 1mo
JennyM @Eggs I really liked this latest one. Again, I‘ve seen mixed reviews, but I thought it was one of her better ones...couldn‘t put it down 😊 1mo
Cinfhen I liked Lady in the Lake and LOVED Bad Blood!! I‘m dying to read Fleishman but I‘m waiting for the paperback version available in April!!!!! 1mo
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Cathythoughts I listened to The Testaments too. Not sure I could have read it. It‘s on for our Bookclub this Friday , so it will be interesting to hear what the ladies think. I did not think it a prize winning book. 1mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts I think watching the TV series has spoilt it for me. I feel I know where it‘s going. And I suspected I‘d feel like this - it has big shoes to fill 1mo
JennyM @Cinfhen I have high expectations for Fleishman! 1mo
Cinfhen I was VERY disappointed with 1mo
JennyM @Cinfhen I‘m definitely with you on that. 1mo
Cathythoughts I loved Fleishman 👍. I have Bad Blood on my kindle , but I‘m not inclined to read it 🤷🏼‍♀️... maybe I‘ll try soon 1mo
TrishB Fleishman only my radar at some point! Looks great. 1mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts @trishb I got very excited after your review, Cathy. Looking forward to getting my mitts on it 1mo
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All the birds singing (#Music to my ears 😉) has been on my TBR for a while. Hoping to get to it by the end of the year....along with all the other ones I‘ve convinced myself I‘ll get to! #movember

Cathythoughts Lovely cover & sounds really good 👍❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen Or you could wait until #Booked2020 .... this would work for a prompt #SneakPeek 1mo
JennyM @Cinfhen oooo, happy days! My groaning end of year TBR says thank you! 😆 1mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts it‘s been one that I‘ve been meaning to get to...gets looks of praise 1mo
Cathythoughts Cindy is really teasing us with her #sneakpeek 😂😂 @Cinfhen 1mo
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Art Matters | Neil Gaiman
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I #cherish books like this because I can read them with my kids, and it gives us a beautiful way to talk about the importance of spending time engaging with art of all forms. And it‘s also doubly special because the beautiful litten @Tanisha_A sent it to me ♥️

#Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Lovely 💕 1mo
Tanisha_A Love and light ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh how lovely 💕 1mo
batsy Love this post ... Beautiful 💙 1mo
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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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A bit of a family-saga, murder mystery spanning 20 years - and just the brain candy I needed! Even though it was a little implausible, particularly near the end, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it!

CarolynM I've just posted about giving away some books as I reorganise my library and there will be more in future. I'm sure you understand why I'm not offering to post books to everyone, but if there's some you'd like I'd be very happy to post to you. 🙂 1mo
JennyM @CarolynM oh thank you, that‘s really kind. I completely understand about postage, particularly with books that aren‘t light in weight! But thank you for thinking of me also. It‘s very generous 😘 1mo
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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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I enjoy a good Jewell, but I‘ve heard mixed reviews about this latest one, so we shall see.

Cathythoughts I hope it‘s a good one 🤞🏻... keep us posted 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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House cleaned✔️ Work & emails ✔️ Kids‘ homework✔️

Time for my 📚 🛋 🍭 (and, 😯 this book is fascinating!)

BarbaraBB I listened to the podcast about this case. Fascinating indeed! 1mo
LeeRHarry This book was brilliant! Glad you‘re finding it interesting 😊 1mo
cjk Great book! One of my favorites this year. 😊 1mo
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JennyM @BarbaraBB @LeeRHarry @cjk it‘s the stuff of urban legend! I can‘t believe she got away with it all for so long. Unbelievable but totally fascinating- can‘t put it down! 1mo
Kalalalatja I listened to the audio, and it was just mind blowing! 🤯 1mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja I was thinking of you while I ate my lollies. They don‘t look as yummy as the ones you sometime have 😋 1mo
Cathythoughts I have on kindle 👍🏻. Sounds liked ye really liked it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Kalalalatja I just had a big bowl of candy yesterday, and it was awesome 😄🍬🍭 1mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts it‘s just so unbelievable I can‘t get my mind around it. I‘ve disappeared down a google rabbit hole reading more about it🐰 1mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja self-care comes in many candy flavours 😘 1mo
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It‘s time...

kspenmoll Enjoy!!! 2mo
CarolynM I think you'll love it. Hope so🙂 2mo
LeeRHarry I have this one on my shelf - looking forward to your thoughts 😊 2mo
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JennyM @LeeRHarry @kspenmoll @CarolynM oh my goodness, I‘m loving it!!! Everyone is right...it‘s so good. Lee, I think you‘d love it too x 2mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM oooh goodie! 😊 I‘ll bump it up the pile 😊 glad you‘re enjoying it! 2mo
TrishB I didn‘t see your tag! Oh I love this series 💜 hope you do. 2mo
JennyM @TrishB no worries. I so loved it...👍 2mo
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Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Congrats on your 50k #LitsyMilestone 🥳 And thanks for such a generous giveaway 😘

In Australia, Hallowe‘en isn‘t really a big thing, and we rarely get trick or treaters. And this year we will be spending the evening at an end of year school celebration - so not spooky at all. But I do enjoy seeing all the spooky posts from lovely international littens 👻

#spooky50k @MatchlessMarie

JennyM And I‘m so sorry @MatchlessMarie - I have chopped your head off on my repost 😘😘 2mo
MatchlessMarie @JennyM No worries!! 👻 Thanks for playing! 2mo
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We read The Christmasaurus last year as our family read and loved it. So we are all rather excited that our pre-order of the next book arrived. Hurry up December so we can start reading it 🦖🎄

Rissreads What a gorgeous cover ❤💚 2mo
JennyM @Rissreads I‘m hoping it‘s as magical as the first, as it really made the lead up to last Christmas special. 2mo
Tanisha_A A big hiiiiii to Ruby and you! 2mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A big squish back at you from us 🤗 2mo
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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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The grief and loneliness is palpable in this beautiful little book. So well done.

TrishB I thought this was a good read too. And the cover ❤️ 2mo
kamoorephoto I really loved this one...such a great book 💙💓 2mo
JennyM @kamoorephoto @TrishB it gave me all the feels and a few tears! The cover is really gorgeous 2mo
valeriegeary Oh how I loved this one! 💔❤️ 2mo
JennyM @valeriegeary I devoured it in one sitting. So good! 2mo
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When Mia‘s long-term boyfriend asks for a break, she finds herself embarking on a humanitarian trip that takes her from the slums of Mumbai to the refugee boarder crisis in Europe.

While there were moments I enjoyed,I felt this was essentially a light romance and a bit of a fluff read. Maybe it was my expectations & not the book, but I was expecting more depth and so was left a bit disappointed. 👍 for the cover though 🐝

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🐝 🐝 School hols again with the kids, which means I can go to the library and get my holds when they arrive 🐝 🐝

LeeRHarry Cute cover 😊 2mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry it is cute and cheery looking. Hope Tuesday has been kind 😘😘😘 2mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM well not really but it is a short week here with Friday off for Grand Final prep 😏 hope you had a fun Tues 😘 (edited) 2mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry oh no! Here‘s to a short week - May it go super, super quickly. Sending hugs 🤗 2mo
LeeRHarry Thanks Jenny 😊 2mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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After getting a lot of mixed reviews of late, I was a bit hesitant going in. However, after getting through the first very slow chapters, I found myself firmly in the ‘I-love-this-book‘ camp. Centering on two families over a few decades, we are taken through the suffering of life - trauma, loss, addiction, mental illness and more. But I saw the hope, and the power of compassion and forgiveness. This one will linger in my thoughts for a while.

Cathythoughts Oh very good ! I‘m so glad you liked it. I know I just felt a bit “ meh” ( I believe this is a word I‘ve seen around Litsy 🙂) anyway , so I felt a bit “meh” when I finished it 🤷🏻‍♀️..... I trust that” after book feeling. “ But, there is loads of love for this one. That‘s great you liked it 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts I nearly bailed after the first few chapters though - so slow and boring. But then it took off for me and I was totally in. I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on this one next...I‘m desperate for my copy to come in the library (edited) 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I look forward to reading this! 2mo
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TrishB Looking forward to giving it a go! 2mo
Cathythoughts Oh I‘m loving Fleishman 👍🏻. It‘s so good , I‘m about over half way now .... so engaging. I listened to the author talking about the book on a YouTube interview & really liked her too. 2mo
Tanisha_A Nice review, bub! Looking forward to it. 2mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A thanks my lovely. Has your package arrived yet? I think it should be there any day now according to tracking. Xxx (edited) 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Helloooo! I just got an email from office that they have received the package. I am traveling right now for work, but will be back to Hyderabad early next week, will collect it then. Yayyyyy! 🥰❤️ 2mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A safe travels!!! Glad it‘s arrived. Book mail is always fun to come home to x 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Yesss, thank you! 🎈🥳 2mo
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Fat Fridays | Judith Keim
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Friday night is gym night... & I forgot my book 😱😱😱

Cathythoughts My little granddaughter just started gymnastics 🤸‍♀️... looks like a great set up where you are. Oh dear !! The book though 😬.... I‘m sure you‘ll find something book related to do 👍🏻 3mo
TrishB Noooo 😱 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm No! Hope you‘ll find something to read on your phone? 3mo
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Trashcanman 🤗🤗🤗🤗 3mo
saresmoore Oh, no! I‘ve noticed that when I‘m reading, I can almost ignore the musty, sweaty smell. 😝 3mo
Kalalalatja Hope you made it through alright! 😅 3mo
Tanisha_A Oh the horrors! 3mo
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The Devil and Webster | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Loving this so far...oy, the snark 🙌

TrishB I have this on the pile- you may have pushed it up a bit more. More university pettiness?? 2mo
JennyM @TrishB I enjoyed it. It‘s a LOT of University pettiness but with a bit of a twist. I can see why some think it‘s a bit pretentious, but I think that was kind of the point, and it worked for me. (edited) 2mo
TrishB I‘ll get to it eventually! 👍🏻 2mo
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