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melsimpson

Joined January 2018

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The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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Am a couple of chapters in and enjoying it so far. I loved Miss Garnet's Angel and Mr Golightly's Holiday back in the day so I have high hopes for this ... ❤📚

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Have come home from work because I have the lurgy and need something quite light to read with my Lemsip (other cold and flu relief drinks are available) until I fall asleep. Hope this does the trick. And it was only 99p on Kindle ❤📚

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The Hoarder | Jess Kidd
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So, I'm settling down to start this. I mentioned that I would like it and my brother- and sister-in-law kindly obliged for my birthday. I love the feeling of excitement and anticipation of holding a new book in your hands (and sniffing it) ...❤📚

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Holding | Graham Norton
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Just finished my first book of 2019 (started it this morning and took advantage of my pyjamas and duvet day whilst recovering from the excesses of last night) and what a pleasure it was to read. Even better than I had anticipated. I found myself really invested in all the characters because off the authenticity, gentle humour and sympathy of the writing. Will definitely read his newest one at some point this year. Happy New Year all 📚

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Yeah, so this book broke my heart. Broke. My. Heart. It's absolutely wonderful: beautiful, poetic, bulging with love and loneliness, and breathtaking. It made me cry. I think everyone should read it. I'll remember this book for a very long time and I'll definitely return to it. Treat yourself, if Father Christmas doesn't, and buy it. Seriously.

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Why have I never read this before? It is terrifying? Lucy is getting sicker and sicker. I have off work for three days. Am now starring to worry a bit about what may actually be wrong with me...

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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So, when my hubby goes away on a golfing weekend he arranges presents for myself and our daughter to be delivered whilst he is gone. Look at mine! Am so excited to start reading it on this rainy grey day. #howluckyami #ithinkillkeephim

Suet624 What? I need to be married to your husband! Pronto! 1y
melsimpson 🤣 1y
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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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Yeah, never thought I would be but I'm really excited about reading this. And I've never seen the film. Here goes ❤📚

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
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Finished this after a recommendation from my best friend, who is a Yorkshire lass. Very bleak and like granite but, oh, such love...

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Right, so I've just stayed up reading this past my bedtime and I've really found it overwhelming. This book is so funny and horrifying and sad and will stay with me for a long time. I love the musicality of the Irish voice and found myself smiling from ear to ear whilst reading. Except when I was laughing out loud or sobbing. This book is important. Give yourself a massive treat and read it. ❤📚 The power of love and acceptance 💛

Samplergal Loved it! Still thinking about this book a month later! 1y
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The Slap: A Novel | Christos Tsiolkas
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So, I know I'm late to the party here, but I'm feeling conflicted about The Slap. I love novels with numerous perspectives and I really like the premise of this one but I really hate the two male characters whose points of view I've read so far: Hector and Harry. I feel little, if any, sympathy for them. Surely men aren't really so coarse and vile? I'm sticking with it but I am repulsed by the men I've read about so far though...

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Hubby is watching the World Cup and I'm 60 pages into this beauty. Am hooked already❤📖

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'It was the only place in his world where the air made way for him. When he arrived, it seemed to shift, to slide over, like a school friend making way for him on a classroom bench.'

Sigh...

RaimeyGallant Lovely. 1y
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Really excited to start reading this

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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So, am starting a re-read. Loved this ten-ish years ago and am excited afresh now. Good times. I love being immersed in another world ❤📚

rather_be_reading ur mug!! 😍 1y
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Have just finished this and am awestruck. Sympathetic and beautifully observed, with episodes of horror so excoriating that I swore out loud. But there are also moments of love and redemption that soothe the heart. Reminiscent in some ways of Beloved by Toni Morrison and a reminder of The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom this is a book that I think won't ever fully leave me. I have six words for you: read it, read it, read it.

HotCocoaReads I thought the same about it having a similar feeling to Beloved. 2y
RaimeyGallant Great review! 2y
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