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jhod

jhod

Joined January 2017

Lover of books, food, laughs and wine 🇬🇧🇪🇺
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Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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Oooh this was a cringey read, it explained so well why we keep going back, holding out hope for that unrequited love. I want to make one of my best friends read it, to show her how ridiculous she is being - but 'the girlfriend chorus' are easy to ignore, as I have done myself in the past! Reminded me of Almost Love. Really good.

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Zed: A Novel | Joanna Kavenna
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Eeeking out the sunshine in what has been a wonderful reading spot, not sure I'll ever be able to beat it!

Klou I want it! 😍😍😂📚❤ 2d
kezzlou85 Amazing reading spot. 2d
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The Body Lies | Jo Baker
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I thought this was excellent. As much a book about #everydaysexism as it is a thriller

I did so much packing yesterday (turns out I own over 350 books), today is my day for reading in the ☀

Cathythoughts Good luck with your move 👍🏻. This book sounds good... stacking 2d
jhod @Cathythoughts thank you, i am trying to read as many library books as i can before i have to take them back! 2d
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Cruel Acts | Jane Casey
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Very pleased to receive this proof copy of Jane Casey's latest in the post (not yet in Litsy library)!

TrishB Ohhh- jealous! 4d
squirrelbrain Lucky you! Do I recall correctly that you moved recently? Could you send me your new address to helenharrogate at gmail dot com? 😘 4d
jhod @TrishB very happy to send on once I've read it (tho might be a little while)! 4d
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jhod @squirrelbrain not yet, been a nightmare 4d
jhod @squirrelbrain oops pressed too early! 4d
jhod @squirrelbrain finally confirmed yesterday that we are moving next Wednesday! Yes, will send you new address! Xx 4d
jenniferw88 Can you send me it as well please? I have the next #lmpbc book to read so hopefully week after next. X irene_gulliver@yahoo.co.uk (underscore between irene and gulliver!) 4d
jhod @jenniferw88 i sent you a postcard with it on today as i knew you would be ahead with our #lmpbc book! Hope you had a lovely holiday xx 4d
Cathythoughts Oh yes we need your new address...... end of September celebration 🍾... 📚 4d
jenniferw88 @jhod 😂😂😂 haven't started yet (wanted to finish the previous round's book first). Had a good holiday but slightly too hot for me. @Lel2403 your book will be in the post tomorrow! 4d
jhod @Cathythoughts ha, well remembered! I have asked Kate to send an email round the jbuk crew 😊 4d
Lel2403 @jenniferw88 there‘s no hurry lovey. I‘m not likely to read it again 💕 4d
TrishB That would be brilliant when you‘ve read 👍🏻 3d
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The Porpoise | Mark Haddon
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Well, this one is a surprise! Based on Greek myth and Shakespeare, a whole set of characters have just moved pretty seamlessly from contemporary extreme English wealth to an Ancient Greek adventure. Reminding me a bit of Washington Black but I think I like it more!

I have been feeling poorly for over a week now so am doing nothing this weekend except snuggling and reading 😊🤧🤒😷📚📚📚

Lovesbooks87 I hope you feel better soon! 1w
Nute Thinking of you and hoping that you feel better soon! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Feel better soon! 1w
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Itchyfeetreader Feel better soon 1w
LiteraryinLititz Feel better! 1w
youneverarrived Feel better soon and enjoy the reading time 💕 1w
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Feeling Thankful | Shelley Rotner
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Thank you so much for the gift @jenniferw88, I love it! (and also for the #lmpbc book, am looking forward to this one) I will save the card for now 😊

Thank you 😍😘😘

squirrelbrain How lovely! 💚 2w
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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My Booker Prize predictions #bookerprize2019
I have read 6 (nearly), loving tagged book but not yet finished. Of those I've read I have picked 3 which I think deserve shortlisting and for the other 3 I have gone with reviews/hype and those I most want to "have" to read!

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The Testaments
10 minutes, 38 seconds

TrishB They look very pretty like that 😁 2w
Ericalambbrown Hey!!! You were 4 for 6! Well done, you! 📚😊🙌🏻 2w
jhod @Ericalambbrown yes am pretty pleased with that, ha! 2w
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The Dollmaker | NINA. ALLAN
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After a non-stop few days at a friend's wonderful wedding, I am doing nothing but sunbathing in the garden and have just finished this brilliant book. It's not got a lot of Litsy love but it reminds me a bit of The Lonely Hearts Hotel and a bit of The Blind Assassin. It's futuristic and fantastical and disturbing and intertwines a "regular" narrative, with letters and a collection of very dark, odd short stories - fab!!

Tamra Sounds perfect! 3w
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The Beautiful Dead | Belinda Bauer
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We are (fingers crossed) moving house so had a very busy day packing and trying to bring myself to throw things away - I'm so sentimental!

So now relaxing with this - don't think it's as good as some of her other books, but still a great read. Trying to finish all my library books before moving day...!

Cathythoughts Good luck with the moving. I liked this book 👍🏻 1mo
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Almost Love | Louise O'Neill
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This book is so hard to read because its so bloody honest about how horrible we can be! It's great though.
#trainreading

TrishB I d had this a while now and just not got to - your comments may shove up the tbr pile a bit! 1mo
jhod @TrishB hope you like it, MC not likeable at all, but believable! 1mo
TrishB I shall save until I want one of those then! Good to know 👍🏻 1mo
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Love love love airport wh smiths!!
Also got Big Sky, hoping for Frankisstein but pretty pleased!

squirrelbrain I‘m about halfway through this one.... Are you going on hols or for work? 😘 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m reading this now... We will be reading it again in January for #BotmBuddyRead... looking forward to seeing others thoughts on it!!! 1mo
Cathythoughts Big Sky ♥️👍🏻 1mo
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The Snakes | Sadie Jones
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A fun final last week, only got to 65k steps, so off my target but had my first ever swim in Lake Windermere and read three books - loved the tagged including the controversial ending!
Thanks so much @wanderinglynn for organising us in #bfc.

Congrats to all participants!

Freespirit What a gorgeous place , 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 But I'm going to delete the “only“ and rewrite your sentence to say “I got 65K steps!“ (complete with exclamation point). It's good to strive for more and maybe it was below your goal, but celebrate what you accomplished! 65k steps is AWESOME! Plus, great photo! 1mo
Crazeedi Awesome picture and awesome job!!👏👏 1mo
Cathythoughts 😁seizing the day again I see 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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The Diving Pool | Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder
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Very odd, no idea what was going on but I loved the weirdness, the vivid sensory descriptions and the disturbing but completely believable consequences of jealousy, love and boredom.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Klaxon alert!!!

sudi Yay!!! So excited for this one 😃🙌 2mo
Meeko93 Oh man that's exciting 😍💜😍💜 2mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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At a festival this weekend so already met my 70k target traipsing around fields, that also means I have only read the tagged book which i have already said is brilliant!
Pic from festival - I love dressing up and Toby doesn't!
@wanderinglynn #bfc

Cathythoughts Looks like so much fun ! You‘re great for seizing the day 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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At a festival this weekend so already met my 70k target traipsing around fields, that also means I have only read the tagged book which i have already said is brilliant!
Pic from festival - I love dressing up and Toby doesn't!
@wanderinglynn #bfc

wanderinglynn How fun! And way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
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Blackout | Kit Mallory
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Thanks Katie and Jenny for two intriguing sounding books and two lovely bookmarks! And a lip balm and some yummy chocs (in the fridge!)
@youneverarrived @jenniferw88
#mhroundrobin
#lmpbc

jenniferw88 😸 think I forgot the post it on your bookmark - I bought it in Majorca! 2mo
jhod @jenniferw88 lovely -thank you!!🤩 2mo
Cathythoughts Exciting 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Just finished with a bit of a cry.
Absolutely fantastic 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

UnabridgedPod Yes! Wasn‘t it amazing!?! 2mo
jhod @UnabridgedPod think it's my book of the year (so far!) 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds really good. I love family stories... just got a sample on kindle 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! Loving it so far. I‘ll pick it up in town today 👍🏻Thankyou Jessica 2mo
jhod @Cathythoughts hurrah! Enjoy! 2mo
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The Furies | Katie Lowe
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Late for my #bfc wrap up. Only finished one book - tagged - which is by no means perfect but I would still recommend especially if you love school based, female friendship dramas with a bit of witchcraft thrown in. Did my 70k steps this week and also had a lovely river swim today!

@wanderinglynn

Mitch That looks a very special swim! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
squirrelbrain Fab! ❤️ 2mo
Caroline2 Looks lovely! 😀 2mo
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jhod @Caroline2 the River Chelmer! 2mo
Crazeedi Looks super cold which is perfect!! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 Fantastic week! 🎉 And your river swim looks like a lot of fun. 2mo
Cathythoughts Fabulous pic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Oryx Great pic! Love an outdoor swim 2mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Sunday morning and Toby engrossed in the cricket for the day. So no guilt in curling up in the summerhouse with a brand new read. High expectations...

julesG Cozy Sunday morning! Enjoy! 2mo
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The Earthquake Bird | Susanna Jones
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#lmpbc #groupy
@Cathythoughts @RachelO @jenniferw88
Any preferences or 'please no's!' from these four?

mcctrish I really liked The Mothers, there‘s a lot going on in it 2mo
RachelO Yes please to all of them! Bottom 2 on the tbr already; tagged -never heard of - sounds great!; The Mothers - sounds like a good bookclub out-of-my-comfort-zone read. So no help whatsoever then 😉 2mo
Amor4Libros I liked The Mothers a lot, too 2mo
Cathythoughts All look good to me ... exciting 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
jenniferw88 Again, any look good - 3 are not on my radar at all, but The Mothers has been on and off the tbr, so if I had to choose I'll pick 2mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Nearly made my 70k steps target for the week, and we had Sports Day at work yesterday so had a bit of a run around there!

Only one book read this week. Lovely cover and it's beautifully written, though needed a bit of an edit!

#bfc @wanderinglynn

RachelO Your work has a sports day? Never heard of that before. And great job on the steps and book - sounds like you had loads on this week! 2mo
jhod @RachelO me neither and about 1000 people were there too!! A very nice way to start the weekend, am very lucky! 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week and sports day sounds like a lot of fun! 👍🏻 2mo
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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Absolutely rubbish steps week, let's hope for better next time. I did finish three books, the tagged being my fave.

On other postive notes - I swam in the english sea yesterday for the first time this year. And had a fab night out for Pride tonight. Happy Pride Everyone!

#bfc
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wanderinglynn So I‘m going to rewrite your “absolutely rubbish” sentence to “I did over 10000 steps on 3 days!” (complete with exclamation point). It‘s good to strive for more, but celebrate what you did do! 🎉 You had a great week! You‘re making great progress and more importantly, you didn‘t quit. #powerofpositivity (edited) 2mo
BarbaraBB Great pics and I think your walking is not rubbish at all 💕 2mo
julesG Jessica, listen to @wanderinglynn! I see 4 stars on that app picture. Means you reached your goal on 4 days. Definitely not rubbish. 😘😘😘 2mo
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Cathythoughts Great pics ! Full of life 🎉🎉 2mo
jhod @wanderinglynn thanks for your redraft - much better!! And thanks @julesG great work by you this week too! 2mo
jhod @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts thanks both! 😘 2mo
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I had a great first week for #bfc mainly as I had several days out the office, some long train trips and I'm in the Lakes for the weekend - here with my dad on today's walk. We will see whether I manage to do as well with a more normal week next week!

8000 steps a day DONE
70000 steps a week DONE
2 books read DONE (finished Fates and Furies, The First Bad Man, The Unquiet Dead)

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great week 1! 🙌🏻 And love your photo! 💜 3mo
Libby1 Great to see you, @jhod ! 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Great job👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
sudi Great job 👏👏👏 3mo
Cathythoughts Well done ! And great pic ♥️ 3mo
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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Today I volunteered cleaning up rubbish in a forest which meant I a) did 20000 steps b) got home early c) found myself locked out meaning enforced cider plus reading time.
Really enjoying this so far @ScorpioBookDreams #whodunituk

#bfc

Crazeedi Good for you taking care of the beautiful forest! 3mo
AmyG Thank goodness for volunteers! And I‘m listening to this...good book. 3mo
Cathythoughts I read this for #booked2019. I thought it was really good 👍🏻 well done with the forest work & enjoy the cider 3mo
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julesG So many awesome things in one post!!! 3mo
Blaire What a wonderful thing to volunteer for! 3mo
Lindy Ditto what @julesG said. Yay for you (except for being locked out). 3mo
Nute Celebrating all earth-lovers! Yay, YOU!!!🙌🏽 3mo
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A work day in Bristol meant lots of walking and lots of train reading time - WIN!! Enjoyed this odd little book!

#bfc

merelybookish It is SO odd but I really loved this book! 3mo
jhod @merelybookish ha! I will scour your tbr for more recommendations! 😉 3mo
LauraJ That's a lot of steps! 3mo
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First day of #bfc for me and I did my 10000 steps (not as sunny a day as had been promised, but you can just make out the London skyline) and finished the tagged book which was a 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 read.

My goals are minimum of 8000 steps a day, minimum of 70000 steps a week, minimum of 2 books a week.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
squirrelbrain Yay, go you! (I loved Fates and Furies too...) 3mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 3mo
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BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3mo
Ash.on.the.line Great job and great pic!!! 👏🏼😁 3mo
Cathythoughts Well done 👍🏻 l loved this book 3mo
LazyOwl Well done, great start 3mo
sudi Awesome 👏👏👏 3mo
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UK Littens! Come and join @jenniferw88 and me in #lmpbc!

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Ordinary People | Diana Evans
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#womensprize shortlist readings in Cadogan Hall

Lovely people and talented writers! All extraordinary!

And the woman who read Milkman (and who did the audiobook) was incredible!
#womensprize2019

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White Tears: A novel | Hari Kunzru
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Look what I found on my office book swap shelf today?! Its normally full of ropey romances so am very excited to have found this!

Anna40 Ropey? :) Have never heard this word 3mo
Cathythoughts Oh wow ! Coincidentally, I‘m about to start this on Audible as I make the dinner 🤞🏻I think it will be good 3mo
jhod @Anna40 its a useful word :-) 3mo
Anna40 Yes and it is an alliteration ropey romance 😉 3mo
BookwormM I loved this book 3mo
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Folk | Zoe Gilbert
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Nine days away - first to Ibiza for a friend's wedding, then to Hay. All wonderful but action packed and so the train back to London is my first chance of getting more that a few minutes reading time in! Enjoying this collection of interconnected fairy tales set in Neverness.

TrishB Sounds like fun 👍🏻 4mo
BookaholicNatty Have heard great things about this book!!!! 4mo
teainthelibrary Have fun in Hay - it's an amazing place!! 4mo
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jhod @teainthelibrary certainly is! 4mo
andrew61 I borrowed it from the library myself the other week so plan to start it next - glad you are enjoying it. 4mo
Buechersuechtling Your train ticket causes longing for vacation. My significant other and I, we often went to Great Britain so I have some similar tickets as a souvenir in my drawer. Hope you had a good time and a thrilling read. 4mo
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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Received the last book of #whodunituk! Can't believe we have come to an end but I reckon I have a strong finisher! Mine also went in the post today to @ScorpioBookDreams xxx

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Stone Cold Heart | Caz Frear
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Perfect bookshop and café to escape the freezing cold wind of Trieste! We have done lots of walking around so read the tagged book sneakily on my phone at any spare moment. I really like this police procedural series set in London.

Cinfhen Lovely 😊 4mo
DivineDiana This looks so inviting! ❤️ 4mo
BooknerdsLife What a beautiful place!!! 😱💖💖📚 4mo
squirrelbrain Books and cake - what more could you want?! 4mo
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Weightless: A Novel | Sarah Bannan
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If you like dark high school stories you'll like this. Depressingly accurate about teen bullying and really powerful in evoking a small town, no outsiders here atmosphere. I have no idea if parts of the US are really like this, but the description of lemming like behaviour and power in the hands of the few was pretty scary. Not without fault but I really enjoyed it. Read on the train to Trieste.

jhod Sorry - should have said trigger warning for suicide and self harm 5mo
CocoReads Depressing to say, it does happen all too often. The book sounds good though, I‘ve stacked it. 5mo
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Murmur | Will Eaves
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Pretty pleased with today's #libraryhaul
Also got the Rick Stein book for 50p in their sale so Toby can cook me lots of nice things 😊

andrew61 Great haul - i really want to read murmur so look forward to your comments. Mouthful of birds is bonkers. 5mo
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The Ninth Hour | Alice McDermott
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Inter-generational New Yorkers dealing with poverty, depression and a lot of Catholic guilt, a quiet but powerful read. Along with my favourite Spanish breakfast 😊

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Blackhouse | Peter May
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Thanks so much for the bookmark Elle @thegirlwiththebookishcandle I love it!!!🤩

#whodunnituk #whodunituk I think I've spelt it wrong in the past!!

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Bitter Orange | Claire Fuller
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On the train back to London (with a stop to pick up forgotten suitcase from airport!) after a restful, relaxing and fun #readingretreat. So great to meet more Littens and see again old friends, in an amazing setting. Thanks so much again Mitch for organising... Am totally up for another one!

@Mitch @Oryx @squirrelbrain @julesG @scripturient @RachelO @Leniverse @eraderneely

Loving this book and the house in it has a library just like Gladstone's!

tpixie Great quote!! Gladstone 5mo
jhod Yes! Quite a man! @tpixie 5mo
tpixie I've just been stalking and scrolling through the wonderful weekend you had on your #readingretreat #LitsyMeetUp. Amazing effort you all made to do it! Amazing space!! Just wonderful all around!! 🥳📚🥳 5mo
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Oryx Really nice to see you again. Safe trip back 5mo
julesG Safe travels. Looking forward to seeing you next time, at the latest. 5mo
RachelO Lovely to see you! Hope you‘re almost home by now. 5mo
eraderneely Wonderful to see you again. Looking forward to next time. 5mo
Cathythoughts Sounds fab 💕💕💕 5mo
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Book swap day in the office! This is what I got which I have never heard of but am excited to try!

RachelO It‘s REALLY good! And I‘m kind of jealous of an office book-swap 📚📚📚 6mo
jhod Yes it's a great idea isn't it?! @RachelO saw on your page that you'd read it, even more pleased with my colleague's choice now! 6mo
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Just seemed to fall into Foyles today, ooops...

squirrelbrain And then some books fell into your hands whilst you were there.... such a shame! 6mo
jhod @squirrelbrain just couldn't be helped! 6mo
kezzlou85 Sometimes it happens and you just gotta go with it. 6mo
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Away | Amy Bloom
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Very happy about my donation box find today. My first Amy Bloom, of whom I've heard great things, and starting the first chapter alongside a yummy beer...

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Completely coincidently the two books I'm reading concurrently are both about New York life and excesses, 15 years apart. They're both fantastic!

Cathythoughts I loved the Moshfegh... must look up the other one 👍🏻 6mo
gradcat Thanks for reminding me of “Bright Lights”...those were the days of the brat pack writers: McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis, Tama Janowitz, Jill Eisenstadt & Donna Tartt—those were the days! 😂 6mo
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The Escape | C.L. Taylor
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Thanks Christine and Helen for the #lpmbc and #whodunituk packages this week and the extra goodies - the kinder chocolate is in my tummy! I will get my (late) package to Rachel tomorrow as I should finish tonight! #fridaynightparty

Shall we aim for another #lmpbc round soon? I'm keen!

@RachelO @Christine11 @ShookBelf

AshleyHoss820 What is the book with the red cover? It looks so cute! 6mo
jhod @AshleyHoss820 it's the tagged book - a cosy mystery set in 1930s Singapore X 6mo
AshleyHoss820 @jhod Thank you! I‘m gonna have to add that! It sounds fun! 6mo
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ShookBelf I'm definitely up for another round. 6mo
RachelO I might just be joining you in your party - sorry @shookbelf ! How are we that far through March already?! Definitely up for another round 😊. Should we read it this month/post on in April, or would you prefer a month off? 6mo
jhod @RachelO @ShookBelf @Christine11 i can give you your parcel on the first weekend in April Rachel!! How exciting?! #readingretreat 6mo
Christine11 @ShookBelf @jhod @RachelO I‘m definitely up for another round and yep I can be ready to send at the start of April! I‘m looking forward to it! 😊💛 6mo
Christine11 Also @jhod I got your postcard today - I love it - thanks! ☺️ I hope you‘re still enjoying Tangerine - I thought it was great! (edited) 6mo
RachelO @jhod I can‘t believe it‘s only a month away! SO looking forward to it! @shookbelf @christine11 Fantastic 😊. I‘ll wind up my thinking cap! 6mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Just been told the book club I am an occasional member of is discussing this on Monday. #weekendchallenge

Book sleeve with big thanks to @RachelO 😍

RachelO 😊. I‘ve seen a lot of love for that on here - and you can totally get through it in a weekend! (I couldn‘t, but you‘re a speedy reader 🏃‍♀️!) 7mo
jhod @RachelO only on weekends 😂 7mo
Cathythoughts Oh I liked this one ... will look forward to your thoughts ♥️👍🏻 7mo
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jhod @cathythoughts am loving it, got up early to read it this morning (and I love a weekend lie in!), and now crying a lot! It's fantastic 7mo
jhod 5 easy stars ❤ 7mo
Nute I‘ve heard good comments about this book on Booktube, and you found out just in time to read and then participate in your occasional book club discussion. Way to go! 6mo
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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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Bliss is.... going back to bed in the afternoon to finish a brilliant book.

RachelO Excellent plan! 7mo
wordzie ❤The bookmark. 6mo
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1. Reviews from lovely readers who I trust - a great way to increase the TBR.
2. Being able to sort comments and follows from likes in notifications.
3. Ooh that's hard. I love our #jbuk and #whodunituk groups and the recent #cupidgoespostal was brilliant - love a good book swap!
4. It has changed me so much - out of control shelves and reading more than one book at a time are two biggies!
5. @swynn
@BiblioLitten #litsyedition

jhod I forgot #lmpbc and #litsypenpals! So many!! 7mo
Cathythoughts No 4. Me too ... out of control with the books & now , a real book plus an audio going in the same week 😮 7mo
BiblioLitten 4. Reading more than one book at a time was not something I used to do before Litsy. 7mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Thank you so much Steffie!
Lovely #cupidgoespostal parcel!
And thank you so much for organising @BookishMarginalia

@scripturient

scripturient Glad you like it. I‘m just wondering if the library enamel pin got lost in the mail somehow. 🤔😓😥 7mo
jhod No don't worry, it's there! On the cover of Educated in camouflage! X 7mo
jhod @scripturient ooh sorry forgot to tag! 7mo
scripturient Aaaaah, okay. Totally didn‘t see it. 😅 Litsy, you need to enable zooming into pictures!! 😂 7mo
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Improvement | Joan Silber
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First day back to work after a few days skiing. Bookmail makes it all ok and I won this one with Readers First - look at the 3 wonderful authors who are praising it (and Shamsie on the front cover, Groff on the inside!) - sounds good to me!

Cathythoughts It certainly sounds amazing 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
scripturient Sounds lovely. And happy Valentine‘s Day! Have you had time to open your package yet? 😊 7mo
jhod @scripturient Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Just on the way home, will post when I do - excited! 7mo
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Pickpick

Another great book of short stories and they're so good for a commute! I definitely want to read more of Hall. 5 stars, book 10

charl08 She's wonderful. My favourite is Haweswater, so far. 7mo
jhod @charl08 I will stack it - thank you! 7mo
TrishB I have this, but not yet read. 7mo
Cathythoughts I really loved Mrs Fox 🦊! What a great story. I‘m stacking Hawesater too ♥️👍🏻 7mo
Nute I think she wrote a dystopian novel about a group of women living outside of society with governmental control of reproduction. The reviews were not that great, but I enjoyed it. I‘ve always wanted to read something else written by her. 7mo
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Pickpick

This book could do with a massive edit and I don't agree that the author is a great writer but at the same time it was soooo readable. Blends travelling around with Obama as a junior staffer with a reminder of what it is to work in a fun, intense workplace when you're young - definitely recognised her experiences and bad choices though as mine weren't in the White House, they might have been less exciting to read about! 3 stars, book 9.