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Libby1

Joined September 2016

American living in Northern Ireland. I love historical fiction, classics, and literary fiction.
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It‘s my last day in Greece so time to start my new book!

Isn‘t the cover delightful?

RachelO Enjoy your day! 1w
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The Big Sleep | Raymond Chandler
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“The air was thick, wet, steamy and larded with the cloying smell of tropical orchids in bloom. The glass walls and roof were heavily misted and big drops of moisture splashed down on the plants. The light had an unreal greenish colour, like light filtered through an aquarium tank. The plants filled the place, a forest of them, with nasty meaty leaves and stalks like the newly washed fingers of dead men.”

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The Big Sleep | Raymond Chandler
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Rightly an iconic book, and a template for the genre of crime fiction. Incredibly smart and snappy dialogue.

I would gather that author Raymond Chandler didn‘t like women or gay people very much, which was sadly typical of the time it was written.

Women especially seem to be described as beasts. They do a lot of hissing when angry. 😾

REPollock I love noir, but I struggle with the inherent misogyny of midcentury pulp. Writing comebacks in the margins helps. 1w
shanaqui He also had a lot of problems with black people. I love his style so much, but this stuff makes it really awkward to like! 1w
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At times this book was so full of ideas that it was difficult to read, but it was rewarding.

If you‘re interested in #ChristianBooks , and in particular living a life of #Grace and being friends with God then this book is for you.

I‘ve taken 4 or 5 really solid areas of learning that will stay with me. In particular, that God desires for us to embrace everyday life and have joy! I struggle with depression but this was liberating for me.

tessavi Not book related, but your nails match that cover perfectly! 1w
Libby1 @tessavi - they do! 🤣 It‘s the first time I ever had a special polish for vacation. I love that cover. 1w
Charityann Sounds interesting. Added it to my stack.😊 1w
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🐚 Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
🐚 Beaches
🐚 The Tide is High by Blondie

#ManicMonday
@JoScho

JoScho Great song choice. Thanks for playing 😊💙🐚 1w
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I was delighted to find this book at the left books section at our hotel. I read another book by Gibson earlier this year and it was surreally funny.

This was slower but didn‘t disappoint. It‘s the late 90s in Ireland. Conor is gay but can‘t come out to his family. His Ukrainian partner Hector is set to be deported, so Conor‘s friend Alice is roped into marrying him. And just for fun there are gangsters & a dominatrix or two.

Hilarity ensues.

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Mother Night: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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An American man who worked for the Nazis claims he was actually a spy for the Allies. Can anyone believe a word he says?

This book could not be more clever if it tried. Brief, yet perfectly formed.

And there was a strange moment in the text with a talking cat. Really.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jinster Sounds intriguing, thanks for sharing! 2w
Libby1 Thanks, @Jinster . If you ever read it I hope you‘ll enjoy it, too. 2w
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Birdcage Walk | Helen Dunmore
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Mehso-so

Helen Dunmore writes beautifully so I had high hopes for this one. I‘m sad to give this a So-So rating but I just didn‘t care about the main character and what happened to her.

I‘m on holiday right now and have left it at the hotel for other readers. I was delighted that the sunset matches my book!

Cathythoughts I have this too ,,, but havnt been rushing to read it. I definitely won‘t be rushing now 👍🏻 2w
Libby1 @Cathythoughts - some people have loved it, and while the writing is beautiful (one reviewer said that Dunmore was incapable of writing a sentence that wasn‘t beautiful) I just wasn‘t drawn in by the main character. You might love it! 2w
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Bodies of Light | Sarah Moss
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Thanks so much to @TrishB for sending this beautiful book to me for my birthday - oh, nearly two weeks ago!

❤️

RachelO Happy belated birthday Libby! It‘s a good one 😊 2w
Tamra Happy Bookday and what a cover! 2w
Tamra @TrishB do you know if the second book has been published yet? 2w
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TrishB Yay 🎉🎉 I was beginning to think I hadn‘t actually sent! 2w
TrishB @Tamra I didn‘t know there was a second on the way! 2w
Libby1 Thanks, @RachelO 💕 2w
Libby1 @Tamra and @TrishB - thanks! I am just poorly organised but am on holiday right now and am trying to catch up. 😊 2w
TrishB No worries! Enjoy when you get to it 😘 2w
Tamra @TrishB I think it‘s this one 2w
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This library book provided some helpful ideas to diversify my son‘s diet. It‘s packed with tasty looking recipes, although many do have some rather far out or expensive ingredients.

The author doesn‘t seem to realise that most parents don‘t have unlimited resources, or, as she mentioned on one occasion, a “garden room” where we can practice Mindfulness. That‘s OK, as I‘m happy to cherry pick whatever is helpful.

#Autism
#ASD
#Aspergers

Christine OMG. This book is a thing that exists? Stacking and stalking immediately. (Just today while we were grocery shopping, my son reminded his brother that “in my universe, vegetables are NOT actually healthy.” 🙄😝) 4w
Libby1 Hi, @christine ! What age is your son? My son is 9 and was diagnosed last year. Good luck! ❤️ 4w
Christine My son on the spectrum is 14. He eats many more things than he used to, but veggies (and most fruits) only in hidden form, so I‘m always up for new ideas. Best wishes to you on this journey as well! ❤️ 4w
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Blueberry @Christine @Libby1 My 31-yr. is hughly defendant on peanut butter. 😀 4w
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚📚📚 3w
Libby1 @blueberry - we‘re on holiday right now and he actually ate a bite of watermelon and liked it! @christine 2w
Libby1 Thanks, @LeahBergen ! 👋🦋 2w
Blueberry @Libby1 👏🎉 2w
Christine Fantastic!! 2w
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So Long a Letter | Mariama Bâ
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A beautifully crafted, perfect novella.

Ramatoulaye is a Senegalese woman who has recently been widowed. She is a teacher, and the mother of many children. She writes a letter to her friend during a difficult time, and it is vibrant and beautiful and sad and hopeful.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

RachelO Sounds beautiful! 1mo
andrew61 Really good read. 4w
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The Analects | Confucius
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Mehso-so

Reading The Analects was difficult because I didn‘t understand its cultural or historical relevance. I spent some time looking into its history & this helped me to understand how important it is to read this as an historical document.

Historical documents aren‘t usually the most exciting reads, but I gained a greater understanding, &, I hope, appreciation for an aspect of world history.

Thanks for the opportunity to read this, @SerialReader !

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I‘d never seen the film, so this book was a complete surprise. I found it boring for quite a while until suddenly it wasn‘t. It REALLY wasn‘t.

This book is more about human psychology than the horrors of war. I find it fascinating that the author, who was French, decided to transfer his wartime experiences into a British context.

Isn‘t my copy gorgeous? 🌿

JennyM That is a lovely cover 1mo
Libby1 Thanks, @JennyM . I think it‘s an old British edition from the 1960s. 1mo
BiblioLitten Yes! I was admiring the cover. Very pretty. 💚 1mo
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Crazeedi Didn't Michener write a book with a similar title? They made a movie out of it?! 1mo
TrishB No way you could escape this film on U.K. tv in my childhood!! Haven‘t read the book though. 1mo
tournevis Fun fact: Pierre Boule also wrote The Planet of the Apes. 1mo
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Isn‘t this notecard amazing?

Thanks so much, @daydreamin_star 😊⭐️

Erofan 😍 1mo
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Get Well Soon | Julie Halpern
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This lovely parcel arrived a week ago from @daydreamin_star for #WhodunnitUK and #MentalHealthRoundRobin . Thanks to @TCLinrow and @jenniferw88 for your selections. I‘ll be sending them on to @youneverarrived and @Caroline2 soon!

quirkyreader “The Devil In The Marshalsea” looks good. 1mo
Libby1 @quirkyreader - I like it so far! 1mo
Caroline2 Ohhh I‘m looking forward to reading this one. 👍🏻 1mo
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Time travel and historical revisionism plus a dollop of humour from the writer of Blackadder.

I really enjoyed this one.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB I love this book 💕💕 1mo
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I love Greta Thunberg for many reasons.

She speaks truth to power.

She cares enough to speak and act.

She shows that people with autism can bring incredible gifts to the world.

This book contains a number of speeches; the most recent from April 2019. Some messages are repeated but that didn‘t detract from its power. All profits from this tiny and worthwhile book are going to charity. I‘m challenged to change.

🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

(5 leaf rating)

Mandoul She is an amazing role model, for both kids and adults! 1mo
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“Avoiding climate breakdown will require cathedral thinking. We must lay the foundations while we may not know exactly how to build the ceiling.”

RachelO I didn‘t know this existed! 1mo
Libby1 @RachelO - I think it‘s brand new! I bought it in Foyle‘s in London last Friday. I hope you‘re well. 💚 1mo
RachelO @Libby1 That explains it. I‘ll track a copy down next time I‘m in town. Very well thanks - how are things with you? 1mo
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“You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. Even that burden you leave to your children. But I don‘t care about being popular, I care about climate justice and the living planet.

We are about to sacrifice our civilisation for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue to make enormous amounts of money.”

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I didn‘t like this one nearly as much as I liked The Dry, but it was a good, solid Whodunnit.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

MallenNC I agree. It‘s hard to follow The Dry but I did like this one too. The Lost Man is also good. 1mo
CarolynM I agree, I had a major problem with the resolution of this one. The Lost Man is as good as, if not better than, The Dry. 1mo
ClairesReads @CarolynM agree the Lost Man is her best 1mo
Libby1 @MallenNC , @CarolynM , @ClairesReads - that‘s good to know. I‘m going to see the author speak in Belfast in July, so I hope to read The Lost Man by then. 1mo
MallenNC @Libby1 I'd love to see her speak about her books. I was worried I,wouldn't like Lost Man bc it is standalone but I did. 1mo
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The Pale Horse | Agatha Christie
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I adored this one.

Black magic. Macbeth‘s witches. A violent scene that made me squirm and want to hide my eyes.

There is absolutely nothing light and simple in this Christie book.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CSeydel Oh my goodness I‘ve never heard of this one! Must read- 2mo
Libby1 @CSeydel - I hope you‘ll enjoy it as much as I did! 1mo
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Agnes Gray | Anne Brontë
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“I long to do some good in the world before I leave it.” ❤️

batsy 💔 2mo
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Good Dog | Graham Chaffee
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A #Belfast based independent book store called No Alibis has set up a doggy hydration and treat station! Their Facebook page says all dogs are good dogs, and deserve treats. 😍

The bookshop is small but mighty, and focuses on crime books and holding excellent author events. I‘m going to see Jane Harper there later this summer!

If you ever fancy a trip to Belfast let me know!

#NoAlibis

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Chelsea.Poole This is adorable! 2mo
mabell How nice! Looks like a fun place! 2mo
Tamra Nice! I‘d buy books there! 2mo
LeahBergen How cute! 😍 2mo
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The Colours of All the Cattle | Alexander McCall Smith
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The cover and end pages of this book are what I imagine to be the colours of Botswana: vibrant blue of sky and dusty sand of land.

This book is a worthy instalment of a much loved series.

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The Colours of All the Cattle | Alexander McCall Smith
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Good morning, @howjessreads !

1. I was awake at 4:00 this morning, but just had some porridge with chopped dates while reading the tagged book. I still love this series 19 books in. It brings such joy. No other author has brought me such joy!

2. I have a BBQ tomorrow night with the animal shelter where I do volunteer work with cats, rabbits, hens, and ferrets. ( @Butterflyamore !) . This also makes me happy!

#friyayintro

Libby1 @howjessreads - this is a beautiful photo. 😊 2mo
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The Colours of All the Cattle | Alexander McCall Smith
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Mma Ramotswe put an arm around the boy‘s shoulder. ‘We don‘t hate people, Puso. We don‘t hate anybody.‘

He looked at her sullenly. ‘Why?‘ he asked.

‘Because hate makes you very tired,‘ said Mma Ramotswe. She wondered whether there was more to say, but suddenly she felt tired herself.

azulaco Yes. Yes it does. I love Mma Ramotswe. She is so wise. 2mo
Libby1 @azulaco - yes, she is. I love how deep ideas can just sneak up and surprise you in these books. 🦋 2mo
TrishB Yes, very wise. But sometimes it‘s hard to let go of it! 2mo
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Libby1 You‘re up early, too, @TrishB ! You‘re so right. 2mo
TrishB Having my cups of tea before getting ready for work! 2mo
Tamra 💚 My favorite series! 2mo
Libby1 One of my favourites, too, @Tamra 💚. 1mo
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The Colours of All the Cattle | Alexander McCall Smith
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‘England is far away,‘ her aunt had said. ‘They used to be here, you know, but now they have gone back to their own place. There was the Queen, and then there was Seretse Khama and our own people. That is called history, you see.‘

‘But who asked them here?‘

The aunt shook her head. ‘There are some guests who do not knock.‘

‘That is very rude.‘

‘Yes,‘ said the aunt.

What a description of colonialism!

TrishB Brilliant 👍🏻 and then take forever to leave.... 2mo
Libby1 @TrishB - yup. These books are so thoughtful. Not a lot happens in them but I don‘t mind as there are always so well observed and thoughtful. And funny! 2mo
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Flavia in all her glory.

When Flavia‘s sister finds a severed finger in her wedding cake it is Flavia who comes to the rescue. This book also has the most surprising set of villains.

This book is a delicious confection - unlike the aforementioned wedding cake!

rretzler I love the Flavia series! 2mo
CrazyLibraryGirl Ooh, haven‘t got to this one yet. Hopefully my local library gets it soon! 2mo
Libby1 @rretzler - so do I! 😃 2mo
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Libby1 @CrazyLibraryGirl - I nearly broke into a spontaneous tap dance when I saw this at the library! 🤣 I hope you‘ll find a copy soon. 2mo
emz711 The best! 1mo
Libby1 @emz711 - YES! I love this series. 💕 1mo
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I‘m aware there have been concerns about aspects of this book, as it is a fictionalised account of a true story. As such, it won‘t be entirely accurate.

While this may be the case, I felt the author conveyed the most horrible events imaginable in a surprisingly gentle way.

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Mehso-so

Great ideas, but not well executed.

All of the main characters were women, and this could have been so good. Sadly, the prose style was so plain as to be dull, and I just did not care about what was going to happen.

DogEaredBooks That‘s a bummer especially with that great cover art too 2mo
catsuit_mango Husband just brought this back for me from a work trip to the UK... Oh well, I'll give it a try anyway 2mo
Libby1 @DogEaredBooksHampton - this book has gotten great reviews so maybe it‘s just me? 2mo
Libby1 @catsuit_mango - I really hope you‘ll enjoy it! Considering other reviews I‘ve read many people do. 😊 2mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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“Because men‘s crimes are ALWAYS ours in the final analysis, aren‘t they, Mr Strike? Ultimate responsibility ALWAYS lies with the woman, who should have stopped it, who should have acted, who MUST HAVE KNOWN. Your failings are really OUR failings, aren‘t they? Because the proper role of the woman is carer, and there‘s nothing lower in this whole world than a bad mother.”

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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“She and Flick got intae a row about who was more middle class.”

My mother-in-law think I‘m very middle class (code - stuck up and snobby) because...

Wait for it...

I read non-fiction.

SERIOUSLY. 🤦🏼‍♀️

WanderingBookaneer 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 2mo
Mdargusch Wow! That‘s crazy! 2mo
taraWritesSci Now that's just bonkers. 2mo
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Connster In that case, I‘m stuck up and snobby too, haha! Thanks for posting this - I didn‘t realise the next Cormoran Strike book had been published (and way back in September too!) I might not have realised for a long time if I hadn‘t seen your post! 😁😁😁 2mo
kathedron My mum used to call the TV guide "the telly book": she didn't read anything else. Thank goodness my dad has always been a reader! 2mo
Libby1 @WanderingBookaneer , @Mdargusch , @taraWritesSci , @Connster , @kathedron - I think I was feeling a little sorry for myself the day I posted this! Yes, this book was great. I really like this series. So far book 3 was my favourite, but I certainly enjoyed this one. 2mo
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The Giving Tree | Shel Silverstein
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Somebody fixed this.

Much better now.

rachelm Yes! Thank you!!! 2mo
Suet624 Dear God! Yes!!! I can't stand this book. 2mo
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CaliforniaCay I love this! 😆 when I was working at Barnes and Noble I actually had a customer return this book because she said it was too sad 😭 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 2mo
KathyWheeler So much better! 2mo
Laura317 I really didn‘t care for this book. At. All. 2mo
bewareofwords 😂😂😂 I didn‘t know I needed this picture until now... it feels like closure somehow lol! 2mo
Libby1 @rachelm , @Suet624 , @RaimeyGallant , @CaliforniaCay , @LeahBergen , @KathyWheeler , @Laura317 , @bewareofwords - it‘s odd that I really didn‘t see how awful this book was until I became a parent. When I read it to my son he knew straight away that it was horrible! 🤣 2mo
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#GraphicNovel
@Clwojick
#RecommendsDay

Illegal is a graphic novel that explores people trafficking. It‘s a sad, powerful book.

Clwojick His has been on my list for a while! I need to read it. ♥️ 2mo
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I just watched this beautiful film about love and art and the power of words.

My husband is a Tolkien super fan and he enjoyed it too.

suzie.reads I can't wait to see it next week 😍 2mo
JazzFeathers I'm seeing lots of nice reviews from both Tolkien fans and non-fans. I'll take it as a good sign. I'll patiently wait for September, when the film is due pur here in ltaly... 2mo
Libby1 @suzie.reads and @JazzFeathers - I think it was well done. Some of the reviewers called it boring, but it was slower paced and more true to its time and place. I hope you‘ll enjoy it as much as I did. During one scene the tears were streaming down my face. So unexpected. 2mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I have finally found a copy at my library!

I‘m ditching the book already in my bag. It will have to wait. I‘m sitting in a café with the most amazing cakes and scones and have ordered a black coffee and poached eggs because I‘m trying to be good. Lethal White will help me not to feel too sorry for myself!

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Blackout | Kit Mallory
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I‘m FINALLY sending this on to you, @youneverarrived . I‘m so sorry for the delay.

I really enjoyed this book. 😊

#MentalHealthRoundRobin
@daydreamin_star

youneverarrived No worries! Looking forward to reading it. Shall let you know when it arrives 🤗 2mo
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls | Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
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From the Bad Parenting Moments Facebook page (one of my favourites!) via The Decent Mother Facebook page.

batsy Oh god 🤣 2mo
Reggie Lololol 2mo
Eggs 😂😂 2mo
Libby1 @batsy , @Reggie , @Eggs - my husband always did the bedtime story but I thought this was hilarious! The long suffering look on her face... 🤣 2mo
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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Bailedbailed

I REALLY tried to get into this but could not. The themes are fascinating to me, but this book was so rambling that I couldn‘t focus. The first paragraph was incredible but the style put me off.

On a side note, when I met them in the early 1990s my sister‘s in-laws had one of those coachmen from the cover in front of their house.

Gross.

Suet624 My in-laws did too. 2mo
Libby1 @Suet624 😱 2mo
Reggie It was almost a chore to get through. I don‘t blame you for bailing. 2mo
Libby1 @Reggie - I‘m so glad you said that. I‘m not a light weight when it comes to reading, but I really wasn‘t enjoying it. I‘m trying to be more brave about bailing! 2mo
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I really liked this one. It was warm and refreshing without being silly, frothy, or romantic. Pieces of Happiness focuses on the lives of five women over 60 who live together in Fiji. I could sympathise with each character, and each one was more than a cliche.

And #Fiji ... I adore grey, cloudy days but have been won over to Fiji by this book.

And the cover and #Endpapers !

Cocoa pods 🤤

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After reading a number of #HeavyBooks recently, this library book spoke to me.

“Take me home! Take me home! Look at how colourful I am! I am about friendship and hope and chocolate and #Fiji ! Give me a try!”

So I did. You can‘t ignore a book when it‘s making such an impassioned plea.

It doesn‘t have a great review on Litsy so far, but I‘m finding it to be beautiful, colourful, and hopeful - just like it told me it would be.

PurpleyPumpkin 😁Sounds like this book called out to you at the perfect time. Kismet!👌🏽 2mo
Libby1 @PurpleyPumpkin - I really liked it. I felt like I was in Fiji, which was especially lovely because it‘s been so dreak here in Northern Ireland. Dreak is a wonderful word I learned when I moved here that is a mixture between dreary and bleak. 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Ha, dreak is a great word and one that I'm adding to my vocabulary. There are many days during Canadian fall/winter/spring periods that I can and will use that word. Also, I'm stacking this book! (edited) 2mo
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Embers | Sandor Marai
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* No books were harmed in the creation of this photo! 🔥

A simple story, dark and deep, told mostly through the form of a one sided conversation between two old men. Set in a castle deep in the forests of #Hungary , this book is like a winding trail through Medieval woodlands: trails twist and turn, the smell of the earth rising about you in the morning fog, sunlight piercing through the trees in unexpected places.

A quiet book. I loved it.

starlight97 Yay Hungary! 😊 2mo
Libby1 @starlight97 - yay Hungary! I visited Budapest a little over a year ago and was completely charmed. ❤️ 2mo
Mdargusch Beautiful review! 2mo
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starlight97 @Libby1 it really is a lovely city 😊 2mo
Tamra That sounds good! 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Was JUST reading the blurb on Goodreads. Sounds really good! (I think hearing about this book twice in 5 minutes from two different people means I need to buy it, right?) 2mo
Libby1 @Tamra - it was a slow burner (pardon the pun), but beautifully written. 2mo
Libby1 Amazing, @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ! Did you get it?!? 🤤 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I put it on my Amazon wishlist 🤞 2mo
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The Last Black Cat | Eugene Trivizas
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This was my last (most recent) black cat, Jack. He died about 4 years ago. He only lived with us for 6 months, but I feel honoured to have given him a good ending. He was ill the whole time he was with us.

This book is funny, sad, and fierce; an allegory of how society can be manipulated by its own prejudices.

#CatsOfLitsy

Birdsong28 So beautiful 😍😍😍😍📚📖 2mo
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Mdargusch 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
ReadingSusan ❤️❤️ what a sweet baby. 2mo
Tamra 💜💜 2mo
Libby1 @ReadingSusan 💕 He was. 2mo
Libby1 @Tamra 💜💜 2mo
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Oranges From Spain | David Park
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Today‘s #BookHaul !

I‘ve recently done a big clear out, but couldn‘t resist the charity shops this morning. ??‍♀️

I bought all of these for Qc!

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Dracula (Revised) | Bram Stoker
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Itchyfeetreader 😂😂😂 2mo
julesG 😂😂😂😂😂 2mo
Libby1 @Itchyfeetreader and @julesG - ❤️🐑❤️🧛‍♀️❤️! 2mo
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I met the lovely James Runcie at an event tonight for the Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas.

Bright, compelling, funny, and honest, I was impressed not just by his writing but also by his humanity.

If you haven‘t read the Sidney Chambers Granchester books then you‘re in for treat. The tagged book is his most recent, and is a prequel to the series.

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Eyetooth | Frank Rodgers
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Pickpick

A book for middle grade readers about a vegetarian vampire called Count Muesli and his battle against the evil Count Fibula. It‘s action packed and full of great vocabulary.

This was a really fun read.

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“‘You see your world reflected in a mirror, but I have another mirror,‘ Lale says.

... He looks at Lale, and Lale holds his stare.

‘I look into mine,‘ says Lale, ‘and I see a world that will bring yours down.‘

____ smiles. ‘And do you think you will live to see that happen?‘

‘Yes, I do.‘”

cswaingiggles This is very high up in my TBR pile right now! If it‘s half as wonderful as I hope it will be mind blowing. 3mo
Libby1 @cswaingiggles - I really enjoyed it and hope you will, too. I plan to review this later today! 2mo
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Embers | Sandor Marai
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My coffee matches its saucer. ❤️

I feel almost as if I‘m in Vienna in the late 19th century ad I read this book. The translation is beautiful. I can only imagine how stunning this would be in the original Hungarian.

BethM Beautiful! 3mo
Oryx Let me know how it ends 😋 3mo
RadicalReader Love the pretty artwork on the coffee cup 3mo
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Cathythoughts Sounds really interesting! Stacked 3mo
Crazeedi I've never heard of this before, and it sounds intriguing, putting on my list 3mo
mabell The coffee is perfection 😍 3mo
Libby1 @BethM , @Oryx , @RadicalReader , @Cathythoughts , @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks , @Crazeedi , @mabell - the coffee - and book - were perfection! ❤️📚❤️☕️❤️ 2mo
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“I called Miss Daphne, but she says she doesn‘t want ‘er tea. She‘s got ‘er nose stuck in a book. USELESS, I think it‘s called, by some woman called Joyce.”

AlaMich 🤣🤣 4mo
rretzler I love Flavia! 4mo
kathedron Oh, that's fabulous! 😁 4mo
Libby1 Flavia is the BEST. This most recent instalment did not disappoint, @AlaMich , @rretzler , @kathedron ! 2mo
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