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nomierosie
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If you're a book lover and you've never been to Hay you really must go. Sad that for me the festival is over for another year but had a lovely few days reading and hearing about books in a beautiful setting.
#hay #hayonwye #hayfestival #hayliteraturefestival #books #wales

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Sad that Hay festival is over for another year. As always I've been to some brilliant talks, but have been uncharacteristically reserved in my book buying.
#hay #hayfestival #hayliteraturefestival #literaturefestival #naomiwolf #jobrand #annaburns #victoriabateman #simonarmitage #hilarycottam

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Back in my favourite place for my favourite time of year and kicking it off with Jo Brand discussing her book Born Lippy #Hayfestival #hay2019 #JoBrand #BornLippy

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I was uncertain about this book to begin with and still cant quite decide if I would designate it so-so or a pick. I found it quite emotionally comforting how it confronts issues relating to mortality and the style is certainly innovative. It's not something I'd ever pick normally but we read it with my book club and I was pleased I'd branched out #lincoln #lincolninthebardo

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Burns' descriptions of male control had a huge emotional impact on me and resonated deeply. I've never heard or read such an accurate description of the subtle ways women can be made to feel vulnerable by predatory men. It's a difficult read stylistically and takes some perseverance to begin with but is well worth the effort #AnnaBurns #Milkman #patriarchy #ireland #troubles #violence #control

BiblioLitten Great review. Also, I should persevere and not give up reading it. 🙂 3w
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Mehso-so

One member of my book club said 'the racism got in the way of the plot', a comment which made me somewhat uncomfortable. It was a well written, human book and has launched me into somewhat of an obsession with Baldwin. However, I found the ending unsatisfying and I wish it had been longer with more chance to explore the characters #IfBealeStreetCouldTalk #JamesBaldwin #racism #bookclub

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The Break | Marian Keyes
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This isn't the sort of thing I usually go for but I was looking for an easy read novel to go alongside reading the very heavy This Changes Everything and Marian Keyes kept being utterly charming on my favourite podcasts so I thought I'd give her new book a shot. I couldn't put it down it was completely absorbing and Keyes writes love, sex and relationships so well. A heartwrenching and enjoyable read #mariankeyes #thebreak #sex #irish #love

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I've been revisiting some of Rupi Kaur's poems this morning and feeling empowered #rupikaur #poetry #poems #glassceiling

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My Thoughts Exactly | Lily Allen
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So I LOVED this book. I could hardly put it down and it was such a therapeutic read. It's a fascinating insight into the darker side of fame and there are some heartwrenching moments. I would definitely recommend even if you're not a Lily Allen fan #lilyallen #mythoughtsexactly #popstar #music #memoir #autobiography

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My Thoughts Exactly | Lily Allen
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This has only just come out and I'd decided to put off buying it because of its hefty price tag of £20. But then I saw it for £9 on my local supermarket and decided it was just meant to be. I'm loving it so far and finding Lily Allen's honesty and vulnerability refreshing #lilyallen #mythoughtsexactly #memoir #autobiography #celebrity

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I found this such a cathartic read and I love this quote from the book which to me sums up her refreshingly non-judgemental approach to discussing food. This book feels like the antidote to the mixed and often toxic messages we receive about food from society and from each other. I can't recommend it enough #eatup #food #recipes #rubytandoh #greatbritishbakeoff

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I took a trip to Daunt Books and after so many people recommending her work I finally bought some Angela Carter. I thought I'd start with her most famous work and I also liked the idea of short stories because the other book I'm reading at the moment is quite heavy. I'll let you know what I think! #thebloodychamber #angelacarter #dauntbooks #london

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For anyone who enjoyed East West Street you may also enjoy Philippe Sands Radio 4 show which explores some of the same characters #philippesands #eastweststreet #radio #nazi #worldwartwo #warcrimes

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The best afternoons are spent in coffee shops reading books. Looking forward to starting this #books #coffeeshop #naomiklein

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Adding to my @Waterstones Wish list because I have a full loyalty card 💃 any recommendations? I'm mostly reading non-fiction at the moment but open to all suggestions 📚 #recommendations #recommend #suggestions

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The Golden House | Salman Rushdie
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So I got A LOT of books signed last week (there's actually one more) #books #hay #hayliteraturefestival

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Some brilliant belated birthday presents #audrelorde #oteghauwagba #feminism #intersectional

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Pickpick

It's such a joy to be sat in the sun on the Welsh countryside reading. I've got through this in 3 days and it was incredibly cathartic, particularly if you're a twenty-something with a sometimes messy life #hay #hayfestival #wales #dollyalderton #love

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The Robber Bride | Margaret Atwood
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Excited to start reading this. I'm overwhelmed by how much she's written but want to read more. Does anyone have a favourite they'd recommend? Have read Edible Woman, Handmaids Tale and Murder in The Dark #margaretatwood #thehandmaidstale #murderinthedark #theediblewoman #hayfestival #bookrecommendation

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I met Margaret Atwood and I could not cope. I awkwardly showed her my 'nolite te bastardes carborundorum' badge and she approved. #margaretatwood #hay #hayfestival #hay2018

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Managed to get a deck chair yesterday evening to read my signed copy of Brit(ish) after seeing Afua Hirsch talk #british #afuahirsch #hay #hayfestival #wales #literaryfestival

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Hay has been amazing so far as expected. A particular highlight was the enigmatic Benjamin Zephania #benjaminzephania #hay #hayfestival #literaryfestival #literaturefestival

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Edible Woman (Revised) | Margaret Atwood
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Having a lovely lazy Saturday morning indulging in visiting one of my favourite spots for breakfast and allowing myself some leisure reading for the first time in too long #margaretatwood #ediblewoman #coffee #breakfast

DebinHawaii Enjoy! 14mo
KateFulfordAuthor If you like laugh-out-loud dialogue, a fast & twisty plot + a strong female narrative, may I recommend my debut novel to you? Links to reviews and more are in my bio. With thanks, Kate. 13mo
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Starting to get my haul together for Hay, so excited to get these signed! In danger of getting carried away and ending up with a seriously heavy bag #hay #hay2018 #literaturefestival

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I saw Rupi Kaur perform in Birmingham last night and there was such a beautiful atmosphere in the room with so much female solidarity. It was a little bit like therapy and I can't wait to read more #rupikaur #thesunandherflowers #poetry #poem #poems

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Untitled | Unknown
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Birmingham museum was a delight and included this amazing wheel of books #books #birmingham #uk #england #britain #museum

Ddzmini 😍 1y
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The latest standard issue introduced me to this. I'm intrigued to read it and the discussion around coercive control is so important, particularly as too often we only discuss physical manifestations of domestic violence. Listening to this certainly made me reevaluate past relationships and is a step in the right direction in removing the shame felt by victims #coercivecontrol #domesticviolence #standardissue #podcast

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The Edible Woman | Margaret Atwood
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Books are the best birthday presents! #margaretatwood #theediblewoman

tessavi Happy birthday! 1y
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My haul so far from Edinburgh #edinburgh #bookhaul

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The Good Immigrant | Nikesh Shukla
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Had the pleasure of visiting one of my favourite bookshops today Lighthouse Books in Edinburgh, where I bought my first feminist text 7 years ago! #edinburgh #books #bookshop #independentbookshop #feminism

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Hope In The Dark | Rebecca Solnit
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I was set the preface to this as a reading for my course this week and it really resonated with me. Too often we are told not to show or use emotions in politics/political work/decisions. Solint brilliant highlights the use of anger and hope as motivating change. Excited to read the rest #hopeinthedark #emotion #hope #anger #politics

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Managed to nab myself a ticket for this before it sold out. Already excited for Hay 2018 #hay #hay2018 #literaturefestival #margaretatwood

Jess_Read_This Oh wow!! How neat!! 1y
nomierosie @Jess_Read_This I actually saw her speak back in October about her new book and she was great. Excited to get into some Handmaids Tale discussion though 1y
Jess_Read_This @nomierosie Please share all the details when you go! I‘d love to hear about the discussion! 1y
jhod Brilliant! They've sold out now! 1y
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Killing some time at the British Library #britishlibrary #books #london

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My friend got me Jess Phillips' book for Christmas and she even managed to get her to sign it! I nearly cried #politics #feminism #women #british #christmas

britt_brooke So nice! 1y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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This could be dangerous #waterstones #boxingday #sales #shopping

Elisa As if @Waterstones weren‘t dangerous enough already 😅 1y
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Arrived home (parents house) for Christmas to find this haul (some are presents) #xmas #christmas #haul #bookhaul #poverty #politics

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Complete Essays of Montaigne | Michel Montaigne
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Went to this very cute bookshop/cafe in London yesterday #books #cafe #london

jhod Thanks for posting, I googled to find out where if was and it's only a few tube stops from my house - will be trying it out very soon! 2y
nomierosie @jhod I can recommend their sandwiches! They do lots of cool events as well 2y
jhod :-) 2y
Elisa This is so awesome! I‘m looking this up and marking it as to-do for my next London trip 🇬🇧 2y
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No Title | None
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Book covers were so pretty back in the day #historic #art #covers

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls | Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
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Serious book shop goals #books #girlgang #feminism

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It was a pleasure to meet Jon Ronson #publicshaming #jonronson

Kaye Oh, I‘m jealous ! 2y
nomierosie He was lovely! 2y
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My haul from Jon Ronson's psychopath night #psychopath #psycopathtest #jonronson

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Sat in the garden doing some reading for my lecture on Thursday. Such glorious weather, can't believe it's October! #justice #socialjustice #masters #student #sociology #sun

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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Excitement! #margaretatwood #hag-seed #hagseed

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Beautiful setting for a read #beach #sun #summer

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Sangria in Spain, enjoying East West Street but it's taking me a while to read #spain #eastweststreet

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Seeing this in Leeds gives it a whole different meaning #north #leeds #yorkshire

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Refusing the Veil: (Provocations) | Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
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£3!! How could I resist!?! #waterstones

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I bought is yesterday. I decided it didn't count because it is a graphic novel/comic and that's different to a book so I can justify buying more...right? #bookaddiction #shopaholic #bitchplanet #presidentbitch

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Arrived at Leeds station more than an hour early. Good excuse for a cuppa and a good book #eastweststreet #tea #english

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Finally getting round to reading East West Street which I picked up at Hay festival back in May. I was also lucky enough to see Sands speak, meet him and get my book signed. Can't wait to read it! #eastweststreet #history #ww2 #holocaust

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