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myexpandingbookshelf

Joined September 2016

Bookworm, reviewer and blogger. myexpandingbookshelf.blogspot.com
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The latest review on the blog (link in bio) is for The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. Disturbing but captivating. I couldn‘t put it down. Not a book I necessarily enjoyed but I appreciate Banks‘ writing.

3.5/5

Have you read The Wasp Factory? What did you think?

#iainbanks #thewaspfactory #horror #fiction #thriller #mystery #contemporary #scotland #review #bookreview #blogger #bookblogger #dark #suspense #classic #classics

BookwormM I enjoyed it more than I expected to based on the blurb 10mo
myexpandingbookshelf @BookwormM I‘m glad you enjoyed it. It‘s definitely an interesting read 10mo
Ruthiella I agree, disturbing but it kept me turning the pages. 10mo
myexpandingbookshelf @Ruthiella I‘m glad I read it, don‘t think I‘ll ever again though. 10mo
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July wrap up

5 books in July:
- The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks ⭐️3.5/5
- The Jane Austen Collection (Audible audiobook) ⭐️4/5
- My Outdoor Life, Ray Mears ⭐️3/5
- The Handmaid‘s Tale, Margaret Atwood ⭐️4/5
- Oh Myyy! (There Goes the Internet): Life, the Internet and Everything, George Takei ⭐️2/5
Reviews to be published on the blog (link in bio) through August. Keep an eye out!
Have you read any of these? If not do you plan to?
#reading #currently

smjohns I‘m reading The Wasp Factory now. Not my usual genre, trying to go out of my comfort zone. Some disturbing parts, will read something lighter after this. 8mo
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This Is Me | Mrs Hinch
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Today I posted my review of Mrs Hinch‘s This Is Me (link to review in description). It was an okay, quick and easy read that was a nice insight into Mrs Hinch and the pressures of being in the public eye.

#nonfiction #autobiography #biography #alwaysreading #amreading #blogger #bookblogger #review

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Today‘s blog post features books I‘d like with me on a desert island so naturally includes a few of my favourite books. What books would you take with you?

#classics #horror #vampires #fantasy #romance #gothic #historical #youngadult #contemporary #humour #newadult #toptentuesday #favourites

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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Yes I‘m posting this again already... but I‘ve just finished The Handmaid‘s Tale and I am not okay! I‘ve not felt this way after finishing a book in a long time!

#classic #dystopia #finished #amreading #fantastic

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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Some new books I‘ve bought and added to the #tbr recently. Have you read any?
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#bookhaul #tbrlist #newbooks

TheKidUpstairs Hamnet deserves all the love, and then some! ❤❤❤❤ 10mo
Tamra Hamnet 👍🏾 10mo
myexpandingbookshelf @TheKidUpstairs That‘s great to hear! Can‘t wait to read it! 10mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Currently speeding through this every chance I get! No idea what took me so long to pick it up but so glad I did, even if the subject is terrifying!

#currentlyreading #reading #amreading #classics #scifi #dystopia #sciencefiction #feminism #bookblogger #bookworm

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Perks of Being a Wallflower | Stephen Chbosky
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It‘s been a while since I posted her, but I‘m back and going to try to post regularly again!

In line with yesterday‘s Top Ten Tuesday, here are the physical books I have that I can read in one sitting or day.

#classics #fantasy #nonfiction #scifi #sherlock #bookshelf #reading

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Lunch time reading with a coffee and the biggest yum-yum I have ever see! Scottish Harry Potter is slow-going even for a Scottish lass - but I‘m loving it so far and there‘s very few words I don‘t understand.
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#amreading #bookworm #currentlyreading #reading #rereading #harrypotter #scottish #translation #adventure #fantasy #magic #scots #coffee #cake

mabell Looks delicious! 4y
myexpandingbookshelf @mabell oh it was! Definitely worth the calories 😂 4y
Linsy Food envy! 💚 4y
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Time for another reread of Harry Potter... but this time it‘s the Scottish edition! 🧙‍♂️🧙‍♀️⚡️
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#amreading #bookblogger #bookworm #currentlyreading #reading #rereading #harrypotter #scottish #translation #adventure #fantasy #magic #scots

umbrellagirl 💙💙💙💙 4y
Pamwurtzler Love that cover! 4y
Linsy I need this!⚡️ 4y
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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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I‘m a little obsessed with dinosaurs (check out my work mug) so it‘s definitely time for a reread of one of my favourites- I might even have to rewatch the film too! 🦖🦕
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#amreading #bookblogger #bookworm #currentlyreading #reading #rereading #sciencefiction #scifi #thriller #adventure #fantasy

mabell We rewatch the film often! But I've never read the book. 4y
Prairiegirl_reading My copy went missing and I do want to reread it because I really enjoyed it. I guess I have to go to book shopping! 4y
myexpandingbookshelf @mabell I hope you get the chance to read the book - it‘s even better than the film! 4y
myexpandingbookshelf @Prairiegirl_reading Yes I think that‘s the perfect excuse to do a bit of book shopping! Hope you find a new copy soon. 4y
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I shouldn‘t be buying more books until I actually read the ones I have... oops! Oh well! 💁🏼‍♀️
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#bookhaul #bookhoarder #bookblogger #bookworm #reading #horror #fantasy #paranormal #vampires

Reviewsbylola This looks like an awesome edition! 4y
myexpandingbookshelf @Reviewsbylola I know! It just caught my eye and before I knew I was at the till buying it! 😂 4y
TheSpineView It's OK you are among friends here and most of us do the same thing. 😋 4y
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myexpandingbookshelf @TheSpineView haha! Can‘t argue with that, although my bank balance could 😂 4y
celtichik Love that cover! 4y
TheNeverendingTBR Nice!! 😊 4y
Crazeedi Read this book when it was first published , many moons ago😉😊 4y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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DivineDiana Glad you‘re back! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 4y
myexpandingbookshelf @DivineDiana Thanks! It‘s great to be back 😁 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sometimes you just need a break. Happy reading! 4y
myexpandingbookshelf @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego yes definitely! But it‘s great to be back! 4y
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I Followed The Rules | Joanna Bolouri
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My 4/5 review of I Followed the Rules is up on the blog (finally!)

Link to blog in bio

#books #bookblogger #blogging #bookworm #review #bookreview #reading #chicklit #romance #humour

bookishdani Great Review!❤📚 4y
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Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Bit late with this weeks #toptentuesday which features (only) two books I‘m no longer interested in reading.

#books #bookblogger #bookworm #reading #classics #historical #war #thriller

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Treasure island | Robert Louise Stevenson
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Temporarily packing up my books! No idea what I‘m going to do without them for the next 6 weeks!!

#bookblogger #reading #books #chicklit #fiction #romance #contemporary #classics #packing

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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday features Wicked and The Lord of the Rings.

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#books #blogging #fantasy #scifi #adventure #classics #toptentuesday

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This week I‘m #currentlyreading The Tusk That Did the Damage. I‘ve been trying to read different genres back to back so I don‘t end up in another slump.

#amreading #fiction #animals #contemporary #india

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I Followed The Rules | Joanna Bolouri
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Don‘t you just hate it when a sticker won‘t come off!! To be fair this was like it when I bought it and it is secondhand so it could be worse.

Anyway, away to start reading I Followed the Rules, so I‘m expecting something very different to The Winner‘s Kiss.

#currentlyreading #reading #chicklit #womensfiction #romance #humour

BookNAround Try using a hair dryer on it. The gentle heat melts the glue and the sticker should come off. 4y
myexpandingbookshelf @BookNAround thanks for the tip! 4y
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The Winner's Kiss | Marie Rutkoski
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After not blogging for 6 months, it is time for me to get back to it. Hopefully I will have posts to publish next week but if not I will definitely be around on social media.

#imback #amreading #thewinnerskiss #fantasy #ya #yareads #romance

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Jaws | Peter Benchley
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Don't know how many times I've watched the film (it's my dads favourite) so I'm so happy to finally read the book! Definitely very gory though!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #finally #horror #thriller #classic #suspense #shark

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After a rubbish reading month in April I'm so glad to be in May. Now onto my next read and I hope this helps pull me out of my current slump!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #ya #youngadult #contemporary #humour #humor

thegirlwiththebookishcandle Good book 😃 5y
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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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On to my next read now! Rereading one of my childhood favourites (yes even though the film terrified me 😂)

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #classic #fantasy #ya #youngadult #animals

mjdowens My grandma felt so bad for taking us to see this movies when we were kids. We cried so much. I need to try and read it one day. 5y
myexpandingbookshelf @mjdowens Aww! I feel for your grandma! I remember hiding behind the sofa when my mum put it on. The book is very good though and I definitely recommend it to everyone! 5y
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Getting caught up on the Warm Bodies series at last! Hopefully be reading The Burning World next week too!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #horror #zombies #ya #youngadult #dystopia

thegirlwiththebookishcandle Oh!!! I need this 😀 5y
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Tales of Beedle the Bard | J.K. Rowling
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Perfect Sunday evening read = a quick reread of this great little addition to the Harry Potter world!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #fantasy #ya #youngadult #shortstories #harrypotter #wizardingworld

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Finally getting the the chance to read my number 1 hero... Sir David Attenborough!!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #nonfiction #biography #autobiography #science #nature #animals #hero

BooksTeasAndBookishThings I just watch Raising the Giant Dinosaur on Netflix and I kept telling My Husband how adorable he is when he gets so excited, and was like, "Who is he?" ? 5y
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Where Rainbows End | Cecelia Ahern
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Finally finding the time to read more Cecelia Ahern! I've read P.S I Love You and Flawed, and loved them both so fingers crossed this one is just the same!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #contemporary #romance #chicklit #adult

Smangela This is "Love, Rosie" in the United States, right? If so, I loved this one! 5y
myexpandingbookshelf @Smangela yeah it is, I think they changed the title over here too after the film. It's great to hear that you enjoyed it! 🙂 5y
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The Crown | Kiera Cass
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Finally getting round to finishing this series and I'm definitely liking this book better than The Heir already!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #youngadult #ya #romance #dystopia #fantasy

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Onto my next @SerialReader read. Chosen because my cousin will be performing this for her university course and I was interested to see what she was up to.

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #classic #humour #play #serialreader

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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On to my next Gaiman read already! This one is definitely one that I've been anticipating for years and I'm so glad I finally have the time to read it!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #fantasy #ya #youngadult #romance #adventure #neilgaiman

BiblioNyan Oh! I'm so excited for this! I'm actually going to record myself reading it as a bday gift for my BF, who's a humongous Gaiman fan. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! 😊 Happy reading. 5y
myexpandingbookshelf @Bibli0.Nyan That sounds like such a cool thing to do! I hope it goes well and that your BF loves it 🙂 5y
BiblioNyan @myexpandingbookshelf Thank you!! 😃 5y
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Such a great little read that definitely had me giggling. Best present ever!

#galentinesday #bookgivingday #currentlyreading #currently #reading #humour #adult #parody

IamIamIam This is excellent!!! 5y
myexpandingbookshelf @iamiamiam yes it definitely cheered me up after a bad day too! 5y
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Bookishly Ever After | Isabel Bandeira
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Excited to start this one, mainly because the main character loves reading too! Seriously hoping it's as good as it looks 🤞

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #book #contemporary #ya #youngadult #romance

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I have waited so long for this book and now it's finally in my hands!! I really want to read it, but I'm feeling a reread of Warm Bodies will be needed

#bookhaul #tbr #book #read #anticipated #gorgeous #horror #zombies #ya #youngadult

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Pines | Blake Crouch
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This arrived yesterday! Cannot wait to read it (eventually)! Special thanks to Books and Prejudice for hosting such a great giveaway!

#bookhaul #book #tbr #reading #thriller #mystery #horror #scifi

DeborahSmall I'm hoping this arrives today! I have the other 2, they came first. But desperate to start this trilogy after reading Dark Matter 5y
myexpandingbookshelf @DeborahSmall I hope it comes too! I haven't read Dark Matter yet, but I hope I will after Pines 5y
RadicalReader @myexpandingbookshelf this book seems incredible love the plot and could not add it to my TBR pile fast enough love books with mystery and thrilling aspects 5y
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Motocross Me | Cheyanne Young
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I hated going to the motocross when I was younger, but still thought I'd give this one a go. Here's hoping I enjoy it!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #ya #youngadult #romance #sports #contemporary #motocross

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Quidditch Through the Ages | Kennilworthy Whisp
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Going to reread this fantastic addition to the Wizarding World tonight and I can't wait! It's been far too long!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #fantasy #childrens #magic #harrypotter #ya #youngadult

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Hooked | Carrie Thomas
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Halfway through Hooked already and despite a rocky start and some questioning I am really hooked!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #romance #ya #youngadult #contemporary

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You Know Me Well | David Levithan, Nina LaCour
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I'm hoping to finally start You Know Me Well today. Not 100% sure what it's about, but I'm definitely intrigued. I've heard great thing about David Levithan.

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #ya #youngadult #lgbt #contemporary

Missusb One of my top picks from 2016. Hope you like it. 5y
myexpandingbookshelf @Missusb That's great to hear! I'll keep my fingers crossed I like it as much as you did 🤞 5y
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The Boy Most Likely To | Huntley Fitzpatrick
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Almost finished this one and I don't want to finish it! I'm completely hooked by Tim's story and I love Alice.

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #hooked #ya #youngadult #contemporary #romance

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Cruel Crown | Victoria Aveyard
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Finally reading Cruel Crown before I finally read Glass Sword 😂

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #redqueen #fantasy #ya #youngadult #scifi #dystopia

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A Seven-Letter Word | Kim Slater
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Enjoying this lovely contemporary all about a teenage boy with a stutter, family and Scrabble

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #ya #youngadult #contemporary #family

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Being Jamie Baker | Kelly Oram
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Half way through this one and I am hooked!! So good! Can't stop reading

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #ya #youngadult #fantasy #paranormal #romance

Joybishoptx I love a good YA paranormal romance.... 5y
myexpandingbookshelf @Joybishoptx This one is very good so far and I'm not too sure where the story will head either so it's definitely worth a read 5y
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Nice little #bookhaul today thanks to my Christmas gift cards 👌 Let the reading begin... once I've read the other 500 books on my the 😂

#tbr #books #pretty #fantasy #ya #youngadult #paranormal #romance #scifi #classic #mystery #detective #horror #thriller

Lacythebookworm I love that edition of Watership Down! I'm hoping to read it this year! 🙌😊 5y
myexpandingbookshelf @Lacythebookworm Isn't it just gorgeous! 😍 I already have a big hardback copy with pictures but this one is just so much easy to carry around 👌 5y
myexpandingbookshelf @GeraldineReads Haha! That was my reaction when I opened my gift cards 😂🙂 5y
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The Little Mermaid | Hans Christian Andersen
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Onto my next @SerialReader read! A quick read this time and I haven't read The Little Mermaid in years!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #fairytale #classic #childrens #fantasy

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I rarely read non-fiction, but this caught my eye. Hopefully I'll pick up a few tips!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #selfhelp #nonfiction

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Just finished my first Gaiman and on to my second already! Let's see if I enjoy Odd and the Frost Giants as much as I enjoyed Norse Mythology!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #fantasy #childrens #mythology #fiction #neilgaiman

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Nothing better than a glass (or two) of wine while reading. Especially when I'm finally reading this beauty!

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #sogood #anticipated #NorseMythology #fantasy #mythology #shortstories #neilgaiman

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All Laced Up | Erin Fletcher
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Good Night, Mr. Tom | Michelle Magorian
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Re-reading an old childhood favourite! Loved both the book and the film when I was little and will always watch the film when it's on tv

#currently #reading #currentlyreading #favourite #childhood #classic #historical #childrens #ya

Libby1 This book. It's beautiful 5y
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