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peggyriley

peggyriley

Joined March 2016

Writer, reader, tea drinker
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Men Without Women | Ernest Hemingway
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Check out my groovy Hemingway.

MStew 😍 4y
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My current read doesn‘t seem to exist...

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Happy New Year from me and Crow.

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Reviewsbylola She doesn‘t look very thrilled. 😆 4y
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Desert Solitaire | Edward Abbey
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“This is not a travel guide but an elegy.”

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Wacky.

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Sounds like my kind of book.

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A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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‘All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.”

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Mrs. Hemingway | Naomi Wood
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Charming. Who‘s your favourite Hemingway wife? I‘m Team Martha.

KarenUK Definitely Team Martha, though I think Hadley seemed lovely.... 4y
peggyriley I agree. She seemed to be the one most able to move on. 4y
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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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Exquisite. The story of Antigone brought bang up to date.

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Magnificent.

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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This was the sound of pain forgetting itself through song.

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This is a glorious read - in conversation with the author this week in Whitstable.

peggyriley Hard to do that shiny cover justice... 5y
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Happy Christmas to me.

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Bluets | Maggie Nelson
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I have fallen in love with a colour.

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All Rivers Run Free | Natasha Carthew
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This just came in the post. Dystopia in Cornwall? Sounds good.

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More twists than you'd find in a box of Red Vines.

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Yesssssssss.

jhod Beautiful! 5y
kathedron Ohhhh!❤ 5y
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We never recover what was.... This book is magnificent.

bedandabook What a wonderful passage. 5y
peggyriley There is something remarkable every page - at least. 5y
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The Book of Forgotten Authors | Christopher Fowler
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Just received this from River Run Books. Can't wait to rediscover 99 authors!

Jess_Read_This Oh gosh, what a lovely cover! And I love the premise!! Looking forward to your review! 5y
peggyriley I thought I'd do a little bit on each "forgotten one" - what do you think? 5y
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Piercing, wry and raw. Wonderful.

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Took me a few tries to get into this, but well in now. Go, Naomi!

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White is for Witching | Helen Oyeyemi
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I hold my honey and I store my bread... Strange and wonderful.

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Larose | Louise Erdrich
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Wise, warm, life-affirming.

Reviewsbylola Beautiful cover. 🦌 5y
peggyriley Isn't it? 5y
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Larose | Louise Erdrich
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Second time starting this book. Sometimes we're not the right reader for a book; this time, I am.

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Quesadillas: A Novel | Juan Pablo Villalobos
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Yesterday's charity bookshop haul. 📚🍾

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Where I Was From | Joan Didion
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Sitting with Joan Didion in the sun.

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Editorial euphemisms - oh my. The Forest for the Trees tells it like it is.

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The Wild Other: A Memoir | Clover Stroud
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But first, must finish this moving memoir on grief, trauma, and horses. Even if horses aren't 'your thing' I recommend it for Clover's honesty and great big heart.

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Finished my own book - now I get to read!

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Look at this beauty. Kate Mayfield's new novel, The Parentations, out March 2018 from Point Blank/One World.

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Stunning.

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A few additions to the towering summer reading TBR.

TrishB Just finished Why I'm No Longer.....very good read. 6y
peggyriley Thanks for that. I went to her talk at Hay-on-Wye and had to buy it. Very compelling. 6y
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The End We Start From | Megan Hunter
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Reading this. Hot nights need short, taut books.

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Alice in Brexitland | Lucien Young, Leavis Carroll
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Voted for by mad hatters.

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Goal.

mrozzz 😆🤣😁 6y
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Stalk your demons.

batsy One of my favs. A warm, funny voice of reason. 6y
peggyriley It's a new one for me - looking forward to reading. 6y
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Every time I dip into this, I find just what I'm looking for. Jane, you rock.

Lcsmcat ❤️ Jane Smiley! 6y
peggyriley She is so wise! 6y
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The Walworth Beauty | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Michle Roberts
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Two stories of south London, interwoven. Two eras, two characters haunting one another. Michele Roberts newest is a stunner: immersive, moving, angry. I interviewed her yesterday and found her witty, funny, and exceedingly generous.

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"I go on building paper houses. Scrunching them up then putting them into my pocket. I go on walking the London streets, feeling them flow through and around me like streams of words."

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Shortlisted for the Booker in 1992, Daughters of the House is rich with family secrets, sibling rivalry, and mysterious visions that may - or may not - be saints. At yesterday's event, Michele signed my copy!

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First on my list of Michele Roberts reading, in anticipation of interviewing her for WhitLit, the Whitstable Literary Festival.

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Goat Mountain | David Vann
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Dark. Brutal. Magnificent.

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Quoth the puppy, "Nevermore."

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True Grit | Charlie Portis

And did you all tell me how good this is? I'm sure @Liberty did, but - seriously - True Grit is a corker.

Liberty Charles Portis is a god. 6y
peggyriley I'm here to worship. 6y
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Old Yeller | Fred Gipson
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National puppy day? I'm in. Here's Louie with Blue Dog. Next time, will snap him with some books.

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Over on Twitter, Virago is celebrating #books for change and essential women's writing. Today's book that changed my life? Definitely, The Chalice and the Blade.

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The Witchfinder's Sister | Beth Underdown
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This looks good. But I'll pretty much pick up any book with witch in the title...

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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How many stars can I give to Moby-Dick? All the stars. Every one of them. Such dazzling wordplay, gorgeous characters, such heart. I could read it again, right now. Full marks to The Pigeonhole for providing such beautiful text, a stave a day.

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville

“There she blows!—there she blows! A hump like a snow-hill! It is Moby Dick!” Penultimate Stave of my January reading. Never want it to end!