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kellock

kellock

Joined September 2016

Former School Librarian reading for pleasure
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Big Sky | Kate Atkinson
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I'm never not going to love an Atkinson novel.

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Big Sky | Kate Atkinson
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I do love a cheeky wee library reservation pick up 🤓

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I've created the habit of reading for 10 minutes before I get up. Next up Mel Robbins. I live listening to her motivate.

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Pickpick

I loved this book. Really struck a chord on how to build better habits. Feel I will return and read it again soon.

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The Sea Detective | Mark Douglas-Home
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The library only had a large print version. This reader doesn't care, means I could read without the specs on 🤓

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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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Bit long but short snappy chapters made it so readable. You can tell he normally writers for the screen, impressive imagery made for a very vivid read. The story was compelling, mildly gruesome but I don't mind that in the slightest.

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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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Next up this mammoth read. I feel like I need someone else to help me hold it 🤣

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She can honestly do no wrong. The way she weaves a story is remarkable. I so want to meet her one day.

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As works is almost abandoned today a lonesome lunch has resulted in me revisiting serial reader. What else woukd I read but a murder mystery?!?

JazzFeathers Perfect choice for lunch 😆 l read this on Serial Reader a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. I would have never imagined that one day l'd really have read stories on my phone. Sure, a true book is tge top, but having access to books from my phone is handy. 2mo
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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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I'm not feeling the Cavanagh book so I'm bailing for something I know I will like. Don't think court procedurals are for me. Good to know.

Tove_Reads The cover looks good! What was the main problem? 2mo
kellock @Tove_Reads I think I knew it was going to be a bit far fetched and just not really my thing. 2mo
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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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Next up. Think this may deviate from my usual murderous fayre but I'm hopeful I'm going to enjoy it.

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Noah's Compass | Anne Tyler
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I always enjoy an Anne Tyler book. Nice simple stories but beautifully written.

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And as I made my way back to the car it would have been rude not to visit another charity shop. Another £2 spent and I've wanted the tagged one for ages!

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I See You | Clare Mackintosh
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When all your clients cancel what else can you do buy have an early lunch and go via the charity shop. £1 each. Bargain.

julesG Perfect lunchbreak! 2mo
kellock @julesG The actual lunch was disappointing but the book buying was fab! 2mo
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I Love My Kinky Hair | Nadene McKenzie-Reid
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I live in Scotland. It's normally on the chilly side. Right now it's hot (by Scottish standards!!!) and humid. My hair cannot cope so I'm embracing the kinks.

julesG You look fabulous! 2mo
Megabooks Love it! Very cute! 2mo
Slajaunie Cute! Don‘t ever come to Louisiana! 😂 2mo
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Noah's Compass | Anne Tyler
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Next up. I'm so enjoying spending my evenings reading. Does mean I'll have to avoid Poldark spoilers tomorrow though.

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I truly love Kate Atkinson. Her writing style is amazing. It always seems like not much is happening but then she crams in lots of twists and moments that catch your breathe. Away to order the next Jackson Brodie.

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Do I have things to do? Well yes. But it's too hot and I'm a grown up and I don't have to do them if I don't want to!!

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Vodka and crisps. The snack of champions!

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Ok. Now I've only read chapter one but I'm hooked. Kate Atkinson truly is a master #favouriteauthor

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Returning to the author who is definitely at the top if my favourite authors list. Have never read all the Jackson Brodie novels so I'm picking up where I left off. I think!!!

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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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Mehso-so

There is no doubt that it is a beautifully written book but I like more resolution to stories. Things are hinted at but never fully explored or explained and it was all a bit too vague for me.

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About to start this. I want to make changes in life but am essentially lazy so hoping this will help. Quite ironic that I'm starting it whilst in my PJs at 1.30pm 🤣

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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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I've drunk way too much spirits to be able to try and understand any of this mind boggling book tonight. Die hard 2 it is!!!

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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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Next up. I'm ashamed to say this is the first book I've borrowed from the library in about 2 years 😱 once I stopped working there I stopped going. In a bid to save money, I'm back!

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Once again I guessed one of the major plot points. I really must stop reading/watching crime themed things. I liked this book not so much for the story but for the writing. He really is a master.

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What else to do at the hairdressers?!

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Sticking with a Scottish writer for the next read. I've loved everything I've read by this man so am sure I will love this.

Niso I read everything he wrote and I loved it, even when it made me uncomfortable. He‘s brilliant 2mo
kellock I agree. A very clever man! 2mo
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Fault Lines | Doug Johnstone
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I loved this! Extremely gripping. I think I've read so many crime novels now that I'm starting to guess culprits more often, half way through I knew who this one would be. Didn't spoil it though, I did not see the finale coming.

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Fault Lines | Doug Johnstone
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New book for tomorrow. Some (hopefully) good Scottish crime.

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What a wonderful unlifting book despite the horrendous setting and troubles that the main characters faced. Makes you grateful for what you have realising that this actually happened.

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Exercising early doors means I can spend the afternoon here. Bliss 🤗

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Shall start this one tomorrow

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Mehso-so

The story was good enough but I wasn't a fan of the writing. It was laboured, the dialogue was clunky and didn't sound like how people really talk and points were unnecessarily explained. I don't think Lesley Pearse books are for me. Shame.

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Next up. I have a week and a bit off after tomorrow so lots of reading time ahead me thinks.

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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I enjoyed it. The author wrote some funny lines interspersed with some poignant moments. May return to read more titles at some point.

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My Scottish Summer | Kathleen Givens, Connie Brockway, Patti Berg, Debra Dier
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Ahhh it's a braw day in north. Photographic evidence required as it may be the only one we get!

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Have just realised my last 3 reads have been set in Australia. Have I become obsessed with Australian books?!?!

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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My only experience of this author is through the watching of Big Little Lies. Which I love! So here's hoping for good things.

marleed I recently finished this book and liked it. For me, this author never disappoints. 3mo
kellock That is good to know! 3mo
Crazeedi I've enjoyed all her books, but this one a little less than the others (edited) 3mo
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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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Most pleasant evening spent finishing this one. I love Jane Harper. Her descriptions of the outback were so vivid. It may not have been full of twists and turns but she kept me hooked right to the end. I may have guessed the ending a wee bit early but not too early to ruin it.

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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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This is my kind of Sunday. Here for the foreseeable. Book in hand and Frost on the tellybox. Perfection.

marleed Enjoy! 3mo
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I Live Here Now | Liza Dimbleby
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My snuggle chair has arrived. I live in it now!

GypsyKat Looks so comfy! 3mo
kellock I'm not sure how much reading will get done I think I'll keep falling asleep it's so comfy! 3mo
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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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Jane Harper has made it on to my top author list, looking forward to reading her new one

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Scrublands | Chris Hammer
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Mehso-so

Bit long. Reasons for the priests rampage kept me reading but a bit disappointed by the climax (or lack of it). If I'm honest I was mildly confused a lot of the time. Good imagery though.

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I may not have read a lot this holiday but I did get to visit Agatha Christie's holiday home in Greenway Devon. The water shot was taken at the folly, the inspiration for the tagged book.

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Off for a bit of exploring

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Scrublands | Chris Hammer
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Well . . . I feel this is meant to be. Definitely up there with my favourite authors 😀

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Scrublands | Chris Hammer
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Holidays began today and my first book is about to be started. I do ❤ holibobs!

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Broken Promise: A Thriller | Linwood Barclay
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Mehso-so

It was ok. I enjoy the ease of reading a Linwood Barclay book but I could see the plot points coming a mile off. Have the second of the trilogy lined up regardless.

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Revenge | Martina Cole
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Downloading my books to read on holiday (Not all of them I do do other things!) and I seem to have gone for a distinct colour palette. And I suspect less than cheery subject matters as per usual!