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jhod

jhod

Joined January 2017

Lover of books, food, laughs and wine 🇬🇧🇪🇺
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Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan
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Dinner Party: A Tragedy by Sarah Gilmartin
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Mystery in White by J Farjeon
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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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Based on a True Story | Delphine de Vigan
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Catching a few rays through the window. Loving this book...

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Chouette | Claire Oshetsky
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My #weekendreading and #weeklyforecast for the week
Continuing buddy read and a chapter each day of sense and sensibility, and a couple of library books. Tender I've started and I'm loving, intrigued by the blurb of the tagged book...
@Andrew65 @Cinfhen

Andrew65 Happy reading. 2d
Cinfhen Love the photo 😍great mug and sounds like lots of good books to keep you occupied 📚 2d
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The Twyford Code | Janice Hallett
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Two kindles, a book and a phone with me at the hairdressers. Reading tagged book with the pigeonhole, Sense and Sensibility with #pemberlittens buddy read and Checkout 19.

#weekendreading @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great reading opportunities. 1w
Graywacke Great picture. (I‘m always the only one with a book when waiting for a haircut.) (edited) 1w
Cathythoughts So lovely to get your hair done & read ! Enjoy ❤️📚 1w
squirrelbrain Happy hairdo! 1w
Flaneurette This cracks me up! I always have iPad,kindle and phone with me when in situations like this. On airplane even more backup with some New Yorkers and print book too 1d
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Body Tourists | Jane Rogers
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Loving this sci-fi with feelings book

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The Awkward Age | Francesca Segal
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My first evening at home in what seems like weeks! Enjoying this slow exploration of a new relationship, attempting to unite two families, children threatening the new-found happiness of their parents.

Cathythoughts This sounds good! And you look nice & cosy 💕 2w
Cathythoughts Stacking 👍😃 2w
jhod @Cathythoughts ha! Yes, it's not quite cold enough for full on hygge but I tried! Hope you're doing well! 2w
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The Fell | SARAH. MOSS
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Thanks Helen for the tag, finally got round to my #top21of21 though reckon I will only get to 75 overall so this is quite a large chunk of what I read! Haven't finished the tagged book yet but think I should and will definitely be in this list! @squirrelbrain

The Fell Sarah Moss
The Heavens Sandra Newman
Holding her Breath Eimear Ryan
The Promise Damon Galgut
The Searcher Tama French
No One is Talking About This Patricia Lockwood

Continued...

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Lean Fall Stand Jon McGregor Unsettled Ground Claire Fuller
Meet Me in Another Life Catriona Silvey
Mimi Lucy Ellmann
Detransition, Baby Torrey Peters
Consent Annabel Lyon
Klara and the Sun Kazuo Ishiguro
The House at Midnight Lucie Whitehouse
Convenience Store Woman Sayaka Murata
Transcendent Kingdon Yaa Gyasi
The Light Years Elizabeth Jane Howard
Redhead by the Side of the Road Anne Tyler
Kindred Octavia E Butler
Piranesi Susanna Clarke
Monogamy Sue Miller
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squirrelbrain I think we have two the same, but so many of yours were ‘nearly there‘ on my #top21of21! 3w
jhod @squirrelbrain ooh do give me your top recommend from your list then?! 3w
squirrelbrain I don‘t think I could choose Jess, although the Lockwood would be up there…. Perhaps Still Life, or Cloud Cuckoo Land or…😁 3w
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Thanks so much Helen! Lovely notebook and looks like a v interesting essay, not seen this version before, so cute!! Back from the Lakes and pleased to be reunited with my kindle which I had forgotten!! Merry Christmas!
@squirrelbrain

Cathythoughts Lovely ! Happy holidays to you 📚🎄❤️ 3w
squirrelbrain Hope you had a lovely time in the Lakes, Jess! 3w
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The Absolutist | John Boyne
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Thanks so much Trish! I still haven't got this book despite all the fabulous reviews so it is perfect, and who knew amazon delivered chocolate?! I didn't! Could be very dangerous!! Thank you once again for your kindness and generosity knowing royal mail was being rubbish. It's much appreciated 🥰

And thank you Chelle for all the organisation once again! Love this tradition :-) #jolabokaflodswap

@TrishB @MaleficentBookDragon

TrishB You‘re welcome. Have a lovely Christmas 🎄. ♥️ 4w
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The Christmas Card | Dilly Court
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Thank you Trish!! My post is severely delayed at the moment, lateral flow tests only being delivered so lovely Trish sent me an extra parcel to open for #jolabokaflodswap on Friday. You really didn't need to but it is very much appreciated! @TrishB @MaleficentBookDragon

Whilst I'm here thanks for cards that arrived last week @rockpools @oryx @jenniferw88 @eraderneely @kaysworld1 @kathedron @squirrelbrain Hoping yours are with you/will be shortly!

kathedron Thanks for your card, Jess: the pintail ducks are just lovely! 🙂 4w
TrishB Glad you will have something 😁 your card is with the original package!! I don‘t think I got the same books. 4w
squirrelbrain Aw that‘s lovely of @TrishB ! 4w
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youneverarrived Thank you for your card Jess it arrived this morning 😘 I posted yours out last week but nobody seems to have received them yet 🤔 I‘m glad you had a lovely time in York xx 4w
kaysworld1 Thank you for my cards xx 4w
Cathythoughts How very kind ❤️ 4w
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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Where is this parcel going....?!
#jolabokaflodswap
And yes I have recycled @squirrelbrain wonderful packaging, because its so sparkley!!!
Thanks for organising @MaleficentBookDragon !

squirrelbrain And you‘ve used a *lot* of bookworm stickers too! 1mo
jhod @squirrelbrain ha! I found them in a book that I must have put down a couple of years ago mid-read! So have given them a little splurge! 1mo
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Betty: A novel | Tiffany McDaniel
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Thanks Emma @Oryx I bought this one for @TrishB for her birthday but don't have it myself so a great choice, many thanks!!! 😀

TrishB It‘s a great choice 😁 3mo
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Haweswater: A Novel | Sarah Hall
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And the postman has just delivered this treat from @rockpools
Thank you so much! I've only read her short stories before (which I loved) and am hoping to go up to Cumbria this weekend so this is perfect!!! 😘😘😘

squirrelbrain That‘s rather serendipitous! 4mo
Cathythoughts Looks good ❤️ loving the nail colour ❤️ 4mo
jhod @Cathythoughts thank you, bit chipped but good to do on working from home calls! 4mo
jhod @squirrelbrain I know!!! Spooky...! 4mo
rockpools Yay, it found you! Cumbria sounds like a wonderful plan. Hope you had a lovely birthday 🥳 4mo
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Insatiable | DAISY. BUCHANAN
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Thank you for the birthday wishes and a special thanks to @TrishB @squirrelbrain @Caroline2 for the gifts! (And perhaps someone else, one on the way from my old address, oooooooooh!)
Thanks Littens! #litsylove

SamAnne Happy Birthday! 4mo
TrishB Welcome 😘 hope it was a fab day. 4mo
squirrelbrain You‘re welcome! Hope you had a great day! 🎉 4mo
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Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
Nute Happy Birthday!🎊 4mo
Caroline2 You‘re welcome. Happy Birthday 🥳 4mo
Oryx Whoops, that might be mine - think I had your old address stored! Glad they are forwarding it on. 4mo
youneverarrived Happy Birthday 🥳♥️ 4mo
jhod @Oryx ha! No worries and thank you! 😊 4mo
Cathythoughts A very happy birthday to you !! I hope you are celebrating in style 😘💃🏾🤸‍♀️🤸🏼‍♂️🤺 (edited) 4mo
jhod @Cathythoughts thank you! I've not seen those cartwheelers before, brilliant!! Definitely did a few of them 🤣 xx 4mo
UwannaPublishme Happy Belated Birthday! 🥳🎂🎁🎈 4mo
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Heatwave: A Novel | Victor Jestin
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My first charity shop book haul in months! I wish there was a heatwave...

Have I picked up any stand outs? Or any must avoids?!

squirrelbrain Great haul! Although I can‘t comment on the yays or the nays! 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
Demanda The Friend is wonderful! 5mo
jhod @Demanda oh good! Lovely colourful cover too! 5mo
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jhod @squirrelbrain I'd forgotten how much joy comes from a charity book shop crawl! 5mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed Devotion of Suspect X 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 you got some good ones 5mo
jhod @Cathythoughts ooh that's good to know! I was quite restrained and am now thinking I might go back tomorrow to get a couple more!! Hope you're well Cathy! 5mo
BarbaraBB The Hearing Trumpet is fun and I enjoyed Suspect X too. 5mo
Cathythoughts Thanks , I‘m well. Lovely to hear from you ❤️ 5mo
Suet624 Look at all that bounty!! 4w
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The High House | Jessie Greengrass
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Found a copy of jessie greengrass's latest from a #littlefreelibrary on my run earlier!

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Two picks for two video book clubs in a row, both worthy of plenty of discussion! Looking forward to later
@julesG @scripturient @Leniverse @TrishB @Susanita @Oryx @youneverarrived @jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain @Caroline2 @eraderneely @rockpools

squirrelbrain See you later! 👋 9mo
ju.ca.no Looks good! 9mo
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The Less Dead | Denise Mina
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Didn't finish any books this week! But my last exam done for my masters and just 3 essays left. In progress with the tagged and upcoming a lovely trio for various book clubs including for the #jbuk one, thanks for having me :-)
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ravenlee Congrats on the exam! 11mo
Cinfhen Good luck with finals!!! Almost there...so exciting ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 11mo
Caroline2 Ohhhh I got Kindred for Christmas! I can‘t wait to read it!! 😯 11mo
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Caroline2 And congrats with the exams. 🎉 11mo
jhod @Caroline2 read 50 pages and loving it so far! 11mo
Cathythoughts Well done ! Your nearly there with your Masters 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💫 11mo
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Thanks @kaysworld1 for the card and lovely bookmark! Hope you're well!
I am busy revising (yes it's as boring a book as it looks) but it's my last exam this weekend whoop whoop! Few essays left after that but definitely on the home straight.

Caroline2 Good luck for your exam. ❤️ 🍀 11mo
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Asylum Road | Olivia Sudjic
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My online shopping addiction continues. Wine might have been involved...
Still, no book bought is a waste!
See also: indoor plants

readordierachel Those plants are gorgeous 🌿 12mo
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Monogamy | Sue Miller
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Finished three books this week, and have plans for two for the next few days, one because of library deadlines, one because of book club... but I am learning that I like to ignore my own forecasts!
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Recommend the tagged book for musings on loneliness, marriage, grief and memory. Thought it was excellent.
If you like a police procedural series I am enjoying the Caz Frear books

Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 I‘m terrible at keeping to my forecasts too!!! But it‘s still fun to think ahead😜 12mo
squirrelbrain A good week! I found White Fragility to be an excellent book. Stacking Monogamy on your recommendation. 😘 12mo
sarahbarnes I really want to read Rest and be Thankful! 12mo
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My first audio book for a while, this worked really well and was read by the author which I favour.

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Thanks @Buechersuechtling for the tag! Sorry its Wednesday @TheSpineView

1 I mostly read one off books so it's hard to name one. Perhaps Mrs Coulter in His Dark Materials.

2 Definitely characters, if the writing is great then plot doesn't matter. If it isn't, then its everything! See Sara Baume, Jon McGregor, Sarah Moss

eraderneely I thought I needed plot to enjoy a book, but Jon McGregor and Sarah Moss are proving me wrong 12mo
TheSpineView No worries! Any day works. Thanks for playing! 🤩📖📚 12mo
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LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL. | RONAN. HESSION
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Bluemoose Books appealed on Twitter for people to buy books direct from them. So I did (and what a great publisher name)

squirrelbrain They both sound intriguing.... 12mo
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Three | Ann Quin
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Toby got me a London review box subscription for christmas. I'd already read the first one unfortunately (though a lovely edition for my bookshelf!) But not heard of this one, yay! And a candle came with it too :-)

Also our post is finally catching up - thanks for christmas cards or good wishes all - will write back soon!
@kathedron @kaysworld1 @jenniferw88 @rockpools @squirrelbrain @TrishB

BookishMarginalia Enjoy! 12mo
rockpools Happy New Year, Jess! 12mo
squirrelbrain I was reading recently about postal delays, particularly in London, but at least mine was only sent a week ago! Lovely gift too! (edited) 12mo
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Essay and exam deadlines today so I comfort read more Agatha! Also finished the tagged (good but prefer Bunny). This week I aim to finish Monogamy and also hope to read this as its borderless book club on Thursday!
#bookreport

charl08 Good luck! I have yet to pick it up... (Bad Charlotte) 12mo
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Monogamy | Sue Miller
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Well, I got a bit addicted to Christmas Crime Capers over the last week! Read about 4 or 5 in all, finally got a bit fed up of them yesterday (I love Agatha but they do get a bit same-y) and started two more contemporary novels which are both great and I hope to perhaps finish them this week! #bookreport

Cathythoughts Thankyou for your lovely card & correspondence! I really enjoyed 😘 13mo
squirrelbrain These both look great! 13mo
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Snow: A Novel | John Banville
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I'm going to get back in the swing of #bookreport! My reading total is down this year and probably will be next but I love the weekly tag! This week I finished Snow and The Mistletoe Murder, I'm going to finish Mystery in White hopefully today and I've had Starling Days out the library for over 9 months now so I need to get going! Thanks @Cinfhen xx

Cinfhen Haha!! Your library sounds awesome!!!! They let you renew for 9 months! I‘m jealous (edited) 13mo
Cinfhen Glad you‘re back to posting and sharing 😁💕 13mo
Cinfhen How‘s Snow?? It was a kindle deal yesterday \ I almost bought it... 13mo
jhod @Cinfhen they've been closed so much I think they have just given up! I enjoyed the atmosphere and writing - 1950s Ireland, evocative of winter! - but a pretty predictable plot 13mo
Cinfhen So I guess #BorrowNotBuy 👍🏻 13mo
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Excellent book of four short Christmas Crime Capers!

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Mystery in White | J Farjeon
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Christmas Eve Bliss

Cathythoughts Happy Christmas! Lovely pic ✨🎄 13mo
batsy I enjoyed this a lot! 13mo
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Thank you so much @TCLinrow Tatiana! Happy #jolabokaflod 🌲🌲🌲

jhod Oooops sorry forgot to tag you @MaleficentBookDragon thank you so much for organising and don't stress, you've done an amazing job!! Xx 13mo
TCLinrow I hope you like it 😊 Merry Christmas!🎄 13mo
jhod @TCLinrow it's all lovely, thank you! MERRY Christmas! And also I owe you a MH round Robin book! I will get in the post in January! 😆 13mo
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Christmas Cards and Tags | Meredith Corporation
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Thanks to Katie, Trish, Caroline (love the mask!). Our post has been all over the shop this month so lovely to get some cards right in time! MERRY Christmas! Xxx

@youneverarrived @TrishB @caroline2

Caroline2 I‘m glad it arrived in time. 😁 merry Christmas 🎄 🥂 13mo
youneverarrived Happy Christmas Jess ♥️ 13mo
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Secrets & Surprises | Ann Beattie
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#jolabokaflodswap wrapped and ready to be posted but where is it going to...?! Somewhere in the UK....! MERRY CHRISTMAS! X

jhod @MaleficentBookDragon forgot to tag you! Thanks for organizing!! X 13mo
Oryx Aha! Should have done my detective work. 13mo
jhod @Oryx haha!! 13mo
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The Atom Station | Halldor Laxness
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A gift from Libreria bookshop - I contributed to their crowd funding this year and they surprise me occasionally with a gift! Anyone read it?

And excitingly the first present under the tree from @squirrelbrain its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Thank you! X

Velvetfur I'd just like to say that that tree is gorgeous 😁 13mo
squirrelbrain How nice that they send you gifts! It sounds like a good one too... 😘 13mo
jhod @Velvetfur thank you - it is old and lives in the loft most of the year, but all Christmas trees are pretty great I think! 🤩 13mo
Cathythoughts Nice tree ✨🎄❤️ 13mo
Velvetfur @jhod agreed 👍🏻 13mo
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Burnt Sugar | Avni Doshi
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What a lovely card @squirrelbrain thank you! Sorry work is so tough at the moment... Only 3 more weeks to go *we hope*. I just took advantage of the tagged book being 99p on Kindle so will look forward to it! Finished The New Wilderness yesterday, meh... Xxx

squirrelbrain Oh I hope you do like Burnt Sugar. And I‘m glad you felt the same as me about The New Wilderness - lots of people seem to love it but I thought it was nothing special.... 1y
Cathythoughts I like Burnt Sugar 👍🏻 Looking forward to reading Shuggie soon X 1y
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Real Life: A Novel | Brandon Taylor
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Thanks so much @squirrelbrain Helen! I just got back from a few days away and this was waiting for me, must have been hiding in the post office! Always good to let a birthday run on 😂 I'm looking forward to this one as I love a campus novel but we will see...! And gorgeous wrapping and my fave choc - thank you again xxx Now for a cuppa and to read your news! 😍

Crazeedi 🧡🍂🧡🍂🧡🍂 1y
Cathythoughts Lovely 🥳 1y
squirrelbrain Do you know, I was worried for a day or two around your birthday that it hadn‘t arrived, then I completely forgot about it! (New job has made the squirrels in my brain a bit busier than usual!) Did you have a nice break away? 1y
jhod @squirrelbrain and as you'd warned me it would arrive early i wondered what had happened as you're always on time ha! - anyway its arrived and its lovely, hurrah! Such a nice trip, sneaked off to Corfu for seafood and swims... Hope the new job going well, it sounds great! X 1y
squirrelbrain Oh how lovely - I‘m jealous! ☀️ 🍹 1y
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Exciting Times | Naoise Dolan
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Thanks @Caroline2 and @Cathythoughts for the lovely pressies, very excited about these! If there is good fiction to take my mind off real life , my 40s won't be that bad! Xx

EadieB Blood Orange was a great read! 1y
kezzlou85 Happy Birthday 🎂🎁🎉🥳🎊 1y
Prairiegirl_reading Happy birthday!! 1y
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CaliforniaCay Happy Birthday! 🥳 1y
Caroline2 Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy the book! Have you turned 40?? 😯 1y
Cathythoughts Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy the books .... 🍷🥂🍫🍰😘💃🏾🤸‍♀️🤸🤸🏼‍♂️ (edited) 1y
jhod @Caroline2 yes 😬😬😬, its not been too bad so far 🤣 1y
jhod @Cathythoughts thanks cathy, have you read exciting times? Really looking fwd to it! X 1y
jhod @Caroline2 and I'm sure I will enjoy Blood Orange! Looks a good escape from the world book! 1y
Caroline2 That‘s crazy as I‘m turning 40 in December too!!! 🤣 I really enjoyed Blood Orange, a pure escapism thriller. 👍 1y
Cathythoughts I havnt read it , but I hear good things 🤞🏻😘 1y
kaysworld1 Happy birthday for the other day, I hope you got your card I sent? Xxx 1y
jhod @kaysworld1 thanks Kay, i just this minute opened it as I've been away - thank you!! xxx 1y
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Thanks @squirrelbrain for the postcard, what amazing weather in your pics! Glad you had a lovely time 😊

Wishing my current read was more interesting, exam looming 😭 Not one to add to your TBR!

squirrelbrain Er, no...I don‘t think I‘ll add that one to my TBR! You enjoy it though! 🤣 Good luck for the exam 🤞 (edited) 1y
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On Beauty | Zadie Smith
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Re read!! I never re read books but this one is definitely worth it, can't believe how much a 15 year gap is a totally different read! And I will always love the cover. Staying in a lovely little flat in Whitby, eating lots of seafood nom nom

Cathythoughts I loved this one ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
LeahBergen Lucky you! 2y
squirrelbrain I did the same with White Teeth - got so much more out of it second time around.... enjoy your break in ‘sunny‘ Yorkshire - ha! 🌧 2y
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kezzlou85 Beautiful view. Have a fab time 2y
Oryx Lovely! Enjoy 2y
charl08 Gorgeous view! 2y
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 2y
JennyM Enjoy Whitby 💜 2y
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Stephen Florida | Gabe Habash
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Litsy friends!! So sorry for absence, its the first day of my first week off work since Christmas and I am so excited!!
Main aims are to actually finish a book as I have started about a zillion but hardly completed any at all in lockdown. So much for all those library books I got out!
And also to send some Litsy mail - thanks so much @squirrelbrain and @kezzlou85 for checking up on me today! #jbuk Xxx

rockpools Enjoy your break Jess! Nice to see you 😊 2y
SamanthaMarie I hope you have the best week off!! That is a long time to go without a chunk of time off. ♡ 2y
kezzlou85 Glad it reached you. Enjoy your time off. 2y
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TrishB Have a nice few days off ❤️ 2y
squirrelbrain Have a lovely week off...you‘ve got a *lot* of reading to do! 😘 2y
BarbaraBB Good to see you back with books again. Enjoy your time off 💕 (edited) 2y
LeahBergen Hello again! 💕 2y
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And the Wind Sees All | Gu?mundur Andri Thorsson
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I added a bunch of supermarket flowers to my "office" this week. Along with a lovely card from @jenniferw88 (and tea!) making it all a bit more pleasant...! And I have another translated fiction bookclub tonight, a definite lockdown benefit!

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The Confession | Jessie Burton
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Missing the camping and river swimming but otherwise #hayfestival2020 is proving pretty good

Cathythoughts Nice pic 👍🏻😁 2y
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Current reads in the pic
Read the tagged great short stories for Translated Fiction Book Club recently
I've no idea, I don't count!

Sorry I didn't get to Tell the Wolves I'm Home @Cinfhen and @BarbaraBB looks like you've had a lot of fun! X

#weekendreads
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Cinfhen Awww, too bad. If u decide to pick it up u can always check out the questions 😉 2y
jhod @Cinfhen I bought it on kindle with the intention of reading it but work is crazy....But that means i definitely will read and check out the questions at some point - thank you! X 2y
BarbaraBB No worries of course! Enjoy a relaxed weekend before work starts again! 2y
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Three Hours | Rosamund Lupton
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And relax..... The end of another week. It hasn't felt like only a 4 dayer!!

Thanks for the lovely card @squirrelbrain, I treated myself to Wolf Hall this week!

Currently reading the tagged which is stressful - about a school shooting, but at least not in the headlines right now.

squirrelbrain 😁😘 Hope you enjoy Wolf Hall! 2y
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Fate | Jorge Consiglio
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All my #translatedfiction book club books have come at once (plus an extra plus a bag because you can never have enough totes)

Suet624 Yay!!! 2y
MrT Crime can be literature. 2y
squirrelbrain How exciting! Hope you‘re doing OK 😘 2y
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Caroline! What a treat! Thank you so so much, I'm really looking forward to this! Sending hugs and peace 😘
@Caroline2

squirrelbrain How lovely! ❤️ 2y
Caroline2 You‘re welcome. I hope you enjoy it, me and Trish loved it but I‘m not sure how it‘ll read with the current craziness going on!!! 😳 2y
Cathythoughts I loved this one ! Look forward to your thoughts 2y
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The Reckoning | Jane Casey
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I'm treating myself to reading the Maeve Kerrigan series that #whodunituk introduced me to! Would anyone in that group (or anyone else in Europe!) like number 2 that I finished at the weekend? I'll let you know when I'm done with number 3! Xx

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The Mussel Feast | Birgit Vanderbeke
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Positive outcome of all this number xy: new online translated fiction book club, tonight run by Pierene book press, great discussion and a fascinating read! Every Thursday at 8pm GMT

squirrelbrain Sounds great! Have you seen this @charl08 ? 2y
charl08 What a great idea! 2y
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charl08 Do you have a link you could share? 2y
jhod Hopefully that works! 2y
squirrelbrain Thanks @jhod - no problem @charl08 - I know how much you like Peirene! 2y
charl08 I have ordered the next book: thanks again 😀 2y
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Hello, Sunshine | Laura Dave
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Thanks @squirrelbrain for your card, so lovely of you. Yes, let's definitely keep in touch 😘

squirrelbrain You‘re welcome! Love the daffies 💛💛💛 2y
jhod @squirrelbrain the best pound ever spent 😁 2y
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The Awkward Age | Francesca Segal
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Libraries close as of today, thank goodness I made it with thirty minutes to spare. Arms shaking slightly, should have taken a bag!
Hope everyone is ok xxx

Cathythoughts Hope you‘re ok too ❤️👍🏻 2y
jhod @Cathythoughts I'm a mess to be honest but I'm sure its the same for everyone. Determined to get some #jbuk post out in the next few days x 2y
Cathythoughts I hear you. There‘s an underlying tension there , sure how could there not be. Scary times .... ❤️ 2y
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squirrelbrain I‘m heading off to the library tomorrow. (Mine‘s a private one so it doesn‘t close until Saturday). I have plenty of books on my shelf but, of course, we always need more.... sorry to hear you‘re struggling, sending virtual hugs. 😘 2y
Caroline2 I know what you mean. It‘s a terrifying time whichever way you look at it. I‘m always here if you wanna chat/commiserate/panic together. 😘 2y
jhod Thanks lovelies, virtual hugs and commiserations always welcome, I should have looked go Litsy friends sooner xx @Cathythoughts @Caroline2 @squirrelbrain 2y
kezzlou85 @jhod it's such a scary time. You just dont know what's happening next. The panic buying is awful. Sending you a hug. 2y
BarbaraBB I feel you. I‘m a bit of a mess too. Especially after reading the news, which I can‘t stop doing. I hope the books will be good for some escapism 💚🍀 2y
jhod Thanks Kezz, sending you and your hugs too @kezzlou85 xx 2y
jhod @BarbaraBB thanks Barbara, i have been useless at reading, instead obsessing about the news, and so am determined with the sun out this afternoon, that changes! Hope you find some solace too xx 2y
kezzlou85 @jhod thank you. I haven't been reading much either but trying to for a bit of distraction if nothing else. 2y
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1. I'm hoping to watch Little Women tomorrow whilst Storm Ciara is raging.
2. Physical but they all have a place
3. Funny rather than uplifting but couldn't resist a good civil service joke here, courtesy of twitter - the last sentence... ⬆️🤣🤣 https://twitter.com/HannahAlOthman/status/1225094109993623552?s=19
@4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads #friyayintro