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Leniverse

Joined October 2016

Bookwyrm, coffee fiend, proud mum ally.
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The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal

📖 Good Omens, The Graveyard Book
✍️ Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gaskell
📺 Good Omens
🎤 Greta Van Fleet
🎶 Genjer Genjer by Dengue Fever

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CBee 😊😊😊 7d
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📖 The Fifth Head of Cerberus, The Fellowship of the Ring
✍️ Joseph Fink, Raymond E. Feist
📺 Firefly
🎤 Freddie Mercury, Fiona Apple, Findlay
🎶 Fuzzy by Grant Lee Buffalo
Forgotten Pleasures, Fake Black Heart, and Fever by Findlay
Freedom! '90 by George Michael

#ManicMonday #LetterF @CBee

CBee Thanks for playing! 2w
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This was intense. A short novella about a Senegalese soldier in WW1. 145 pages of brutal madness and a backstory that unfolds like a fable. The original French title means "Soul Brother", or "Brother of the Soul", and is the key element of the story, but the English title is fitting as well (and definitely catchy).

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A Madness of Sunshine | Nalini Singh
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A real page turner, and very visual. I can definitely picture it as a mini-series. The prose is a bit clumsy at times and it's a bit bleak in an "(almost) all men are bastards" kind of way, but I greatly enjoyed joining the MCs in suspecting everyone and squinting suspiciously at red herrings. Often I feel annoyed by crime books because I either solve it too quickly or it's written to be impossible to solve. But this was done just right.

squirrelbrain Wow, this must be a record for us reading the book club book! 🤣 2w
Leniverse @squirrelbrain I think I've actually read all our picks so far this year, but this is the first time I've managed to do it on time. 😅 It's definitely a page turner! 2w
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rockpools I‘d watch the mini-series! 2w
Caroline2 Oh good to know you liked it. I completely forgot so need to get started on this asap. 😆 2w
TrishB This one is definitely a hit! 2w
julesG @Susanita picked a good one 2w
Susanita I‘m glad y‘all enjoyed it! 2w
Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻 My copy just arrived on Friday , so I won‘t have it read in time. But I‘m looking forward to it. 2w
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The English Patient | Michael Ondaatje
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📖 The English Patient
✍️ George Eliot
📺 Eerie Indiana
🎤ELO, Emerson, Lake and Palmer
🎶 Epic (Faith No More)

#ManicMonday #LetterE @CBee

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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin
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📖 The Dispossessed
✍️ Lord Dunsany
📺 Doctor Who
🧑‍🎤 David Bowie
🎶 Dream On (Aerosmith), Don't Fear the Reaper (Blue Öyster Cult)

#ManicMonday #LetterD @CBee

CBee Thanks for playing! My hubby loves LeGuin! 4w
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A Civil Campaign | Lois McMaster Bujold
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Book: A Civil Campaign
Author: Carter, Angela (I'm saving Wilkie Collins for W)
Movie: Coraline
Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Song: Crazy On You ( by Heart)

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LibrarianRyan Great Band and Song. Love me some CCR 1mo
CBee Thanks for playing 😀 1mo
Leniverse @LibrarianRyan I grew up listening to Creedence. Heart I didn't discover until a few years back, and that song just blew me away. 1mo
batsy Angela Carter! 💜 1mo
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Peaces: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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I'm not entirely sure what exactly happened here, but I mostly liked it. Absurd and ever so horrifying and highly confusing. While the audio was good, I think print would have been better as it would have allowed me to pause and take in sentences, see how the names were spelled, and flip back to check my recollection. On the other hand, I'm not sure that would have made anything clearer. A hell of a train ride. Love the cover.

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Brdrene Lvehjerte | Astrid Lindgren
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Book: The Brothers Lionheart
Author: Briggs, Patricia
TV-show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Singer: Billie Holiday
Song: Bohemian Rhapsody

#ManicMonday (even though it's Tuesday) #LetterB
@CBee

CBee Never too late! Thanks for playing 😊 1mo
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Resistance Is Futile | Jenny T. Colgan
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Took my Youngest to the library for his summer reading challenge, and was not supposed to get any for myself. I resisted all the displays on the way in. But then there was a scavenger hunt for hidden posters that took us out of the children's section and all around the library, and somehow at the end of it I had picked up these three. 🤷‍♀️ To go with the 14 books I already have on loan. 🤪 #SendHelp

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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Book: American Gods
Author: Austen, Jane
TV -show: Angel
Band: Aerosmith
Song: Almost Cut My Hair

@CBee

#ManicMonday #LetterA

Leniverse Thanks for the tag, @jenniferw88 2mo
CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 2mo
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Not my favourite from the Women's Prize shortlist, but I guess I can see why it won. I dunno. I liked it, but I found a bit... cute and trite rather than gripping and profound. A tiny bit overbearing with the whole zen thing. It's still a pick. I really enjoyed the library and the Marxist poet hobo and the Borgesian performance artist. I think it was just... the tone? Or I expected something more? Yeah, super helpful and clear review. 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️😂

TrishB 😂😂 2mo
merelybookish 🤣 2mo
LeeRHarry 😂 not a hit for me unfortunately- although I loved Annabelle (edited) 2mo
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The joy of surprise bookmail when you get books you had forgotten you ordered. 😂
Waterstones had a sale, and I was a bit short of free shipping when I pre-ordered something or other. 🤔 I think. Oh well, more surprise bookmail coming up in the future then.

batsy Fabulous covers and both sound super interesting! I've always been interested in Anning. 2mo
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Two down 2/3 of one to go. Will have to take the 10p per day fine for this one and keep it an extra day or three to finish it. (Two not being an option, since the library is closed on Wednesdays.)
Also, the publisher is being a bit sneaky here. Or am I the only one who assumed at first glance that this particular book is Booker prize shortlisted (as opposed to some previous book of the author's)?

BarbaraBB You are probably right. We‘ll find out today! 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds really good. I love the David Mitchell quote on the cover. Stacking 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Leniverse @Cathythoughts It did win the Women's Prize, so definitely worth reading! 2mo
Leniverse @BarbaraBB Yes, longlist today! Maybe the cover/I am presentient. 😄 2mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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#TBR for #Deweys #ReverseReadaton this weekend. They all need to be returned to the library on Monday. 😱😵‍💫

I've already returned The Paper Palace unread once. Not going to do that again! At least I'm almost halfway through the Straub as it is the current #CampLitsy book.

Ok, I'm wearing short sleeves, so no need to roll them up. Limbering up my fingers. Readying the snacks. Channeling Undertale: I am filled with determination.

#readathon

Caroline2 Oh great looking stack!! 👍 2mo
TrishB Good luck 😁 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence You‘ve got this! 😋 2mo
Ruthiella Good luck! 👍 2mo
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For my fellow #CampLitsy True Biz readers. This is the Norwegian Sign Language manual alphabet (or "the one hand alphabet" as the heading says). I think it was given to me at school as a child. It only has a couple of slight variations from the ASL manual alphabet given in the book, (plus 3 extra letters of course). The British Sign Language manual alphabet, on the other hand, appears to require two hands.

squirrelbrain Fascinating! @BarbaraBB @Megabooks (edited) 3mo
Oryx I memorised the BSL alphabet when I was little. I had to Google to remind me, but it was familiar - think it's definitely still lodged in there somewhere 3mo
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Question: Is "Under the Whispering Door" as child friendly as The House in the Cerulean Sea? My pre-teen just finished the latter and liked it so much he was upset that it ended. He was even grudgingly ok with the kissing (minimal as it was).? It was like that kid in The Princess Bride when he decides they might have earned it.
And yes, I can read it before him, or with him, but he'll pounce on it the moment I buy it so I'd like to be forewarned.

wanderinglynn Under is about death, in particular what happens after one dies. It deals with tough concepts like suicide and trauma. Its beautifully written and deals with the subject as carefully as one can. So I think it really depends on the reader. I personally might not let a pre-teen read it. Then again, I read some books like this when I was that age. So 🤷🏼‍♀️ Not knowing your child, I‘d recommend you read it first and decide. 3mo
Leniverse @wanderinglynn Thanks. Those topics might not be the best for him just yet. I might delay getting that book for another year or so. 3mo
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The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
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Only a couple of hours until the #WomensPrize for Fiction 2022 is announced. Prediction? Favourites?
I have read 5/6 shortlist books and they were all good and very different reads. With the caveat that I haven't read the Ozeki yet, I think/hope that the winner will be The Bread The Devil Knead. I don't remember when I last hoped that hard for a happy ending for a character!

Oryx I'm hoping for Island, but also loved The Bread and The Sentence. 3mo
squirrelbrain Sorrow and Bliss for me, but closely followed by The Bread and The Sentence…. Hedging my bets! 😁 3mo
Leniverse @Oryx Those are my top three too, but I think in the order Bread - Sentence - Island. 🤔 3mo
jlhammar I'm hoping for Island or Sorrow & Bliss! 3mo
Chelsea.Poole I‘m reading Island now…loved Sentence and Circle. Haven‘t read the others, but sounds like I need to read Bread! 3mo
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While religions clash to have the final say, and nationalisms teach a sense of superiority and exclusiveness, superstitions on either side of the border coexist in rare harmony.

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People assume it's a matter of personality, the difference between optimists and pessimists. But I believe it all comes down to an inability to forget. The greater your powers of retention, the slimmer your chances of optimism.

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A Parcel of Patterns | Jill Paton Walsh
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My 11y/old says I have to recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history of decease or the history of English villages. He says it's really good. But he gives the content warning of death. So much death. Hundreds. A lot A LOT of death, it's the plague in 1665, Mum!
It made him kind of sad. Especially about the dog.
And that's how I know that this book based on true events must be good: He'll normally bail if there's death.

batsy Love his review! And this sounds really interesting, if sad. 4mo
TrishB He‘s given a very good review! 4mo
Cathythoughts I love his review♥️ 4mo
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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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Quite a marathon, but I finished these two with just enough time to get to the library. 😅 The Paper Palace will be returned unread to be borrowed again later.
And now I need some light escapism with a guaranteed happy ending where no one gets ill or dies, before I attempt How High We Go In The Dark. Because while Sorrow and Bliss at least had some surprisingly funny parts, To Paradise was 700 pages of unremitting and unresolved discomfort.

Ruthiella Having just read your comment on my earlier post about sad books, I feel you on the Yanahigara book. I did read and appreciate her debut, but 100% will not read A Little Life. I know I won‘t be able to take the pain. 4mo
Leniverse @Ruthiella Yes, A Little Life is Too much sadness + cover that actively repulsed me. So I have passed on that one. 4mo
squirrelbrain Well done on finishing them both! 4mo
TrishB Yes, if you thought To Paradise was unremitting, A Little Life is a different stratosphere! I don‘t have the repulsive cover! And well done on finishing. 4mo
Leniverse @TrishB IF I were to read it, it would have to be with a different cover, but I think maybe I'd rather not at all. 😂 Although I think it was not the bad stuff happening in itself that bothered me, it was the lack of agency, sometimes willfully so, by the characters. 4mo
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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara

Even his new grossness was a kind of shout, a defiance; he was a body that took up more space than was allowed, than was polite. He had made himself into a presence that couldn't be ignored. He had made himself undeniable.

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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara

"Self-pity is an unattractive quality in a man," he heard his grandmother say.
What about in a woman?
"Also unattractive, but understandable," his grandmother would say. "A woman has much more to pity herself for."

julesG Well... Granny has a point. 😂😂 4mo
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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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Tried to renew some library books. Turns out these three have holds and must be returned on Monday (Saturday for one of them, but let's go with Monday). So... I guess I know what I'm spending the bank holiday weekend doing! Good thing I have at least read Part 1 of To Paradise already. But I admit I might have to return at least one of the others unread. 😬

Leniverse And I will definitely be late with the first #CampLitsy check-in for 4mo
squirrelbrain I‘d read Sorrow and Bliss first, even before To Paradise…. 4mo
Leniverse @squirrelbrain Thanks for the rec! I might alternate between them. I'll probably need a break from To Paradise after book two. Or even after part one of book two. 4mo
squirrelbrain Book two is the least interesting one of To Paradise. 4mo
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Swallows and Amazons | Arthur Ransome
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@batsy Front covers for the Ransome books. The backs have an illustration from inside the book.

BiblioLitten 😍 4mo
Chrissyreadit 😍 4mo
batsy Oh! I've seen these editions online and they're fab. Thanks for sharing 😍 4mo
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My very sturdy tote bag from Foyles is worth every pound. And look at the amazing edges of the Miéville book! I might have to shelve it spine in.

#bookstorecrawl

RaeLovesToRead I couldn't resist getting a tote last time I visited Foyles! 💕 It's still one of my favourites. 4mo
Leniverse @RaeLovesToRead They have so many nice ones! 4mo
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Love the tote bag! 4mo
LeahBergen That‘s a great bag! 4mo
Cathythoughts Very nice 💫💫 4mo
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My #bookhaul from yesterday's London #bookshopcrawl with @squirrelbrain @Oryx @LeeRHarry and @scripturient

Some of these were planned, others were total impulse buys. Some are gifts for the fam.
Books bought at Waterstones, Foyles, Daunt, and Gay's the Word. (And I lost my self control almost completely in Foyles. If we hadn't been on a schedule I might have ended up with twice as many books (and possibly a fraud check-up from my bank) 😅)

Oryx Lovely stack. Foyles' best customer yesterday 😁 4mo
merelybookish It looked like such a fun day! And what a stack! 4mo
Leniverse @Oryx @merelybookish 7 books and a very sturdy tote bag from Foyles. I winced when it was totalled up, and the book seller jokingly said he hoped I hadn't come in for just one book. 😂 I assured him that I'd come to London for the express purpose of buying lots of books. 4mo
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BarbaraBB Quite the stack 😍 4mo
squirrelbrain You win the prize for the biggest stack! 4mo
batsy What a stack! I'm totally drawn to that Ransome spine. 4mo
Leniverse @batsy They're great! My 11 y/old has four of them already with that cover so I got him one he hasn't read yet for his collection. 4mo
LeeRHarry Stack of the day! 😆 4mo
LeahBergen What a haul! 4mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Ghost story, lockdown novel, indigenous characters, bookstore setting, George Floyd, multireferential title, identity, forgiveness, author self-insert side-character, list of book recs.

#WomensPrizeShortList

TrishB Great summary 👍🏻 5mo
BkClubCare Genre-blending! 5mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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My eldest child makes my bookmarks. Origami bookmarks that hook over the corner of the page, intricately drawn and coloured in bookmarks with trailing ribbons, and for those hardcover tomes: embroidered felt bookmarks.

#Deweys #readathon #bookmark

DivineDiana What a kind and creative daughter! ❤️ 5mo
LeahBergen Aww! 🥰🥰 5mo
LeeRHarry How lovely 😊 5mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It's that time again! @DeweysReadathon is happening, and each member of the family is hunkered down with stacks of books and snacks.
#RaisingReaders #readathon #Deweys

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Easter Surprise | Roger Priddy, Priddy Books
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Opening day for #SpeculativeSpringSwap #SSS at last! 😄 Thank you @maich for an exciting package with the cutest wrapping paper. The mermaid stickers are awesome. I want the Resting Beach Face one as a pin/button. 😂 My teen has already stolen the washi tape, but has kindly allowed me to keep the rest. 😆 Can Malorie be read as a standalone or should I read (or watch) Bird Box first?

Thank you @Avanders for arranging the swap.

maich I'm glad that you like my gifts. Also hope you'd enjoy books. It will be better if you read the Bird Box before. 5mo
Cathythoughts Oh this all looks great ♥️ 5mo
squirrelbrain Lovely gifts! ❤️ 5mo
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Avanders Ooh how wonderful! 🔮🦠♥️ 5mo
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 5mo
AvidReader25 That HP diary! 😍 5mo
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I rarely preorder books, because it usually takes me months or even years to get around to reading them anyway! 🙄 But I really wanted a signed edition of this one. My precious. *caresses book* 🤩

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I've had way too many library holds come in lately! Add to this three audio books and an ebook in my library app. I need an intervention! 😱 Especially since I keep ignoring these in favour of my Kindle. I should ban myself from charging the Kindle or using the Kindle app until I've read a few of these. 😣😬

Cathythoughts I have Flamingo ordered👍🏻❤️ looking forward to it. 6mo
squirrelbrain I see a few #womensprize books on there… they were all great! 6mo
Leniverse @squirrelbrain Yes! I want to read them before the shortlist is announced. I need to get to it. 6mo
Leniverse @Cathythoughts So I'm I. I'm just... wanting to read all the books simultaneously. 🤪 6mo
Oryx That's quite the stack! 6mo
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I have an #SSS package from Slovenia and from the Book Depository. There's a name, but no Litsy handle, and the name doesn't come up when I search. So thank you secret swapper! I can't wait until opening day! 😃

@Avanders #SpeculativeSpringSwap

Cathythoughts Exciting 💫 6mo
jenniferw88 I think it might be @maich as I sent to Slovenia 😂! 6mo
Leniverse @jenniferw88 That's funny! And yes, that's similar enough to the sender's first name. 6mo
maich I'm glad that both packages arrived on time.💕 6mo
Avanders Yay! 👏🏽👏🏽🔮🦠🧬🧞‍♂️♥️ 6mo
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The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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@Blueberry See? Same cover, different book! I didn't really expect Penguin to use stock images. You'd think they could afford to comission their own covers!

Blueberry Ugh, you're right. I don't like it either 6mo
BekaReid wait. what? And here I thought this was a great cover for Amor Towles' Rules of Civility 6mo
Leniverse @Blueberry @BekaReid It's been Gatsby and Daisy since at least 2000, but I guess Penguin liked it so much they decided to reuse it a decade later. 😒 Which makes me wonder... I haven't read Rules of Civility, does it have a lot of parallels with Gatsby? 6mo
Blueberry I could force a parallel of 2 young men coming from a low background becoming successful but are they happy. But really to me it's just the same time period in the beginning. 6mo
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Safe and Sound | Fern Michaels
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Eunice has passed us by, and we're all fine (except for our fence, which needs replacing). I finished two good books and watched a bunch of curling and figure skating. Pretty good Friday, all in all!

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Storm Warning | Billy Graham
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Any #readathons going on? We have holed up awaiting the arrival of Storm Eunice in the early morning hours, so I figure I'll just read from now until it blows over (apparently on Monday). What do you say, fellow Brits, Irish, and continental Europeans in the path of the storm(s): #StormReadathon ftw? Keep safe, keep indoors, keep reading.

TrishB Enjoy the down time! I‘m expected in the office tomorrow and teaching is still on! 7mo
Leniverse @TrishB The difference between amber and red alert, I guess! We're on the very edge of the red area, so hopefully it won't be too bad and we'll just cwtch up with books and blankets all day whilst the wind does its howling thing. 7mo
rockpools Unless it takes out the wifi, I‘m working tomorrow ☹️. We‘ve had not-remotely-stressful emails from Western Power & the council though, so I‘m currently charging everything that‘ll charge! 7mo
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Mitch Stay safe. We‘ve got the wind now and I hate the sound! And we‘re nowhere near the peak yet! Stay safe! I‘m queueing up Netflix‘s and a stack of chunksters! 7mo
Mitch @rockpools 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 7mo
DivineDiana Sounds scary. Be safe. ❤️ 7mo
Leniverse @rockpools Yes, we do not want a power outage! 🤞😬 7mo
TrishB Exactly 🤷‍♀️ hopefully be ok. 7mo
rockpools @Mitch Oh goodness, already? It‘s strangely quiet here for now! Hope it calms quickly and you can enjoy your Netflix! 7mo
Cathythoughts Very calm here too , not a puff of wind. Really hoping there isn‘t a power cut ... stay safe X 7mo
AmyG Stay safe! Yikes! 7mo
Centique I hope you are safe from the storm. Best wishes! 7mo
BarbaraBB Stay safe! We are expecting it this afternoon! 7mo
LeeRHarry Hope it wasn‘t as bad as predicted - I have relatives in South Wales and they seemed to have been ok so 🤞 for you too. 7mo
Leniverse @LeeRHarry The wind tore down a big part of our fence, but it really needed replacing anyway. Other than that we've been fine here. Glad your relatives are ok too! 7mo
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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

"I used to want so badly to be different. I wonder why?"
"There's a point, around the age of twenty," Bedap said, "when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities."
"Or at least accept them with resignation," said Shevek.

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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

"A body-profiteer," Takver called women who used their sexuality as a weapon in a power-struggle with men. To look at her, Vea was the body-profiteer to end them all. (...) She was so elaborately and ostentatiously a female body that she seemed scarcely to be a human being.

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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

"You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them. By refusing to think - refusing to change."

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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

"But what," Oiie said abruptly, as if the question, long kept back, burst from him under pressure- "What keeps people in order? Why don't they rob and murder each other?"
"Nobody owns anything to rob. If you want things you take them from the depository. As for violence, well, I don't know, Oiie; would you murder me, ordinarily? And if you felt like it, would a law against it stop you? Coercion is the least efficient means of obtaining order."

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The Strange Library | Haruki Murakami
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#BeginsWith #Library
I had plenty to choose from with this final prompt (after several difficult ones, including one I failed to complete), but I decided to go with the only Murakami I have read so far: An illustrated children's book where very strange and creepy events begin at the library.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚👍🏻 8mo
Eggs Oh I remember this one! It was my first Murakami! Great choice❣️ 8mo
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Notre Dame de Paris | Victor Hugo
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#BeginsWith #Paris

One of my favourite cathedrals and a book that made quite an impression on me as a child.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 8mo
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#BeginsWith #Two

The story of what happened, or didn't, when Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins - two men of very different disposition to the outdoors - went hiking in the northwest of England.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚💙 8mo
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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

'There were walls around all his thoughts, and he seemed utterly unaware of them though he was perpetually hiding behind them.'

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'I heard Nightingale sigh.
"Here's a comforting thought for you, Peter", he said. However long you may live, the world will never lose its ability to surprise you with its beauty.'

Simona True! 8mo
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Black Water | Joyce Carol Oates
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💙 8mo
Eggs Perfection 🖤💙🖤 8mo
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#BeginsWith #Blue

I think this is my favourite book in the series. 🤔 Might have to read all four again just to make sure. 😆

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover 💙📚 8mo
Eggs Pretty 💙🖤💙 8mo
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