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posierope

posierope

Joined May 2018

Stories, tea, dinosaurs and lego. Hobbit. Ravenclaw. Snow Leopard.
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The Leopard by Jo Nesbo
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Beloved by Toni Morrison
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Circe by Madeline Miller
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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
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Beren and Luthien by J R R Tolkien
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#20thingsaboutme

This was hard, but it has been so fun reading everyone else's - I felt I should return the favour!

Itchyfeetreader 😳😳😳 at the creme eggs - was it a dare or a competition ?! 11mo
hes7 Hey, my middle name is Elizabeth, too! 🙌🏻 11mo
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The Leopard | Jo Nesbo
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Bit of a crime thriller now. Never read any Jo Nesbo - thoughts?

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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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Due to demands on my time from competition training at the gym, I ended up taking a very long and sad break from reading. After many, many months - I finally finished!

My comments on Shadow of Night stand here as well; the first half of the Book of Life is a long ol' slog - a little talky for me. The second half had me HOOKED though. Could not put it down!

A little part of my fantasy-obsessed teenage self cried with delight. Such a good ending.

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Tell It to the Bees | Fiona Shaw
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Hey #littens long time no see! Back to the library finally. My sister loaned me this, insisting I read it - she's good at recommending things.

Reminded me of Michael Frayn's Spies, but with an LGBTQ twist - which I appreciate. Think I fell in love with Jean and Lydia too.

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A quick speed read of an old favourite to send me off to sleep.

Goodnight #Litsy

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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I cannot begin to describe how much I am enjoying this book. Sinister and so very sad, but so beautifully written and I could listen to Toni Morrison read all day. Halfway through!

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Sense & Sensibility | Jane Austen
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I do like a full English, especially when endorsed by dead authors.

#bath

trioxin_sematary 😃🍳 1y
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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed."

Bucketlist ink today. The Black Rabbit of Inlé.

TK421 Awesome!! 1y
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Company of Liars | Karen Maitland
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⚡From Norse mythology? Thor. Marvel? Loki.
⚡Erm, I don't get asked very often, but it would be Oscar Wilde I expect. Most recently, Karen Maitland.
⚡Iceland or mainland China. Or NZ again, my home away from home.
⚡Four, arranged about me in a little nest.
⚡Hello @TheSpineView I stole this from you!!

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

TheSpineView No worries!😊 1y
howjessreads 👍🏻 for pillow nests. But mine involves 6. 🤪 1y
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Courage: A Rectorial Address 1922 | James Matthew Barrie
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Tunel / The Tunnel | Ernesto Sbato
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Lunchtime reading, to make my training scran more interesting. Sigh.

Pageturner.Cliffhanger Reading this right now! 9mo
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Fire Bringer | David Clement-Davies
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1. As tagged, or The Sight, by the same guy. Anthropomorphic animals, magic and violence - everything my 11 year old self loved!
2. Cry-Baby
3. Hushabye Mountain. Or Like a Prayer by Madonna. My Dad has an eclectic taste.
4. @wtimblin Hello, nice to meet you!

Also @aimelou26 because she's my favourite and rules are boring.

@JenlovesJT47 #tuesdaytidbits

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
wtimblin Hello, nice to meet you too! 1y
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Mehso-so

First time reading a Karin Slaughter, and I enjoyed it immensely. Granted, I guessed the ending about halfway through but actually this didn't dampen the big reveal because it just made me want to get to the end quicker to find out!

Bit grim, and not the most thrilling story, but suitably entertaining and would definitely read more of hers. Alas, no Heathcliff though. Or Kate Bush. 6/10.

Bonus Scully #catsoflitsy

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Earnshaw. Hareton. Linton.

Apparently Karin Slaughter is a Brontë fan. Maybe I'll get a Heathcliff in the next chapter. Or a Cathy. Or Kate Bush.

#booknerd #itsmecathy #socooooold

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Our Zoo | June Mottershead
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A fascinating insight into the birth of Chester Zoo, by the daughter of the founder. Reading about how the zoo coped during the Blitz and the personalities of all the animals is just wonderful - especially if lions are your favourite animal, like me!

I'm never sure how I feel about zoos but I must admit that Chester Zoo has a special place in my heart, so this was lovely to read. 8/10

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Bit of retail therapy needed this morning to soothe my clouds. Thank goodness for the charity bookshop thirty seconds from my house.

Looking forward to these!

MStew Lots of good ones!! 1y
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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New audiobook for cleaning this month. Toni Morrison has the most soothing voice and so far, really enjoying it.

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Shadow of Night | Deborah E. Harkness
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I'll admit this was a long ol' slog. Deborah Harkness reminds me of Tolkien a bit in that she writes in extreme detail about the nitty-gritty which can get tiresome.

HOWEVER, I'm glad I persevered because for all of my issues with the length, the universe is so well realised and exciting and every time she drops a new surprise, I found myself gripping the pages a bit tighter. Can't wait to read the next instalment! 7/10

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Work stress and black dogs. I carry around a model of my daemon as an anchor. Anyone else know what theirs is?

Much to my delight, my patronus on Pottermore is also a leopard - surely too much of a coincidence.

#blues #daemon #expectopatronum

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🐱 The Evil Dead and all of the sequels!
🐱 Do we have Hallowe'en specific sweets in the UK? All of them!
🐱 Tagged! Gives me the shivers!
🐱 Pumpkins
🐱 Always yay to supernatural AND witches
🐱 I already have a scary pet sidekick. My resident black house-cloud and familiar, Scully. She can come to Hogwarts with me.

#ThisIsHalloween @JoScho #CatsofLitsy

JoScho Love that kitty! 1y
rather_be_reading have u checked out my #HocusPocusSwap ? 🎃 1y
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Hound of the Baskervilles | Arthur Conan Doyle
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⭐ Lone wolf
⭐ Sherlock Holmes and John Watson
⭐ Sherlock Holmes and John Watson
⭐ Sherlock Holmes and John Watson
⭐ Sherl....ok no, Thorin Oakenshield has been my betrothed since I was 13.

Johnlock shipper. Guilty as charged.

#tellmetuesday @Ke633

Ke633 Lol!! Thanks for playing! 💙 1y
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Audition | Ryu Murakami
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Argh. Argh argh argh. Proper good and disturbing horror, this. The description is absolutely vile. I loved it.

The best horrors are the ones that make you feel cold.

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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After reading Gone Girl and being so angered and impressed by the ending, whilst I enjoyed this one immensely, I confess I saw what was coming a mile off and so was maybe a bit disappointed?

The journey there however, was intense and gripping and I really found myself identifying with the narrator in some places. Couldn't put it down! A solid 7/10.

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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I am enjoying the comments on sexism and feminism in this book. I hate having the first one thrown at me when I say I don't want children and the second is hugely relevant.

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Bookshop. Oops.

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Audition | Ryu Murakami
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American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Fourth book of my holiday, about to begin. Oh, the places I'll go!

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Well, I'm not sure what to say. Utterly vile and completely engrossing. Couldn't put it down, just through sheer morbid curiosity. Reads like a science fiction, like the private thoughts of a mad teenager stuck on Mars, but horrifyingly real and not really another planet but an island in Scotland.

Bleurgh. I loved it!

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Mehso-so

Such a refreshing and delightful story, with a diverse and rich universe. The story is somewhat disjointed in places and some characters not as well-rounded as I would like, but enjoyable nonetheless. A nice speedy read, think Firefly, Farscape, even a bit Star Trek Discovery.

Kind of in love with Sissex the Aandrisk. She is so lovely.

(Art by Elsa Varland. Found on artstation.com. A lot like I imagined the Wayfarer crew!)

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♠️ The Deptford Histories. My first obsession. Second one in the series tagged!
♥️ D H Lawrence
♣️ Dancer in the Dark. Cry.
♦️ Dim sum! Omnomnom.

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊💖 1y
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Even though I already knew the ending, this was just lovely. Easy to read, characters sympathetic but flawed (as they should be) and it broke my heart in all the best ways.

Will definitely be giving Miller's new one 'Circe' a look, and lending it to @aimelou26 as repayment for this loan!

(Also, holidays are always the best places to read. Early morning sunrise, and a story)

aimelou26 We must discuss this in depth when you get home 👍🏻 1y
posierope @aimelou26 yes please 😘 1y
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Started my holiday reading on the drive down. So refreshing to read something like this.

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Going on holiday on Saturday. Having that age old argument - how many books is too many books for a week away?

Used to get into some bitter fights with my mum. Apparently ten was too many one year.

#readerproblems #sorrynotsorry

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Love Poems | Pablo Neruda
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My favourite poem. So soft and gentle.

'Me gustas cuando callas' or 'I like you calm'.

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Tooth and Claw | Jo Walton
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Absolutely adored this story. Think Jane Austen style period drama meets high fantasy; dragons with a class system, ladies with scales that blush pink when they're betrothed, duels and treasure hoards and high society.

Also, if Sher Benandi ever decides he would rather be human than a 60 foot bronze gentrified dragon, I am single and available.

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Ritual | David Pinner
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🌹 Christopher Lee.He was just the most fascinating man.
🌹 Nooo, we are built for mild and damp weather here in Blighty.
🌹 Hot cup of tea, music and sudoku or picross. Puzzles!
🌹 Being on a sinking ship.
🌹 I tend to have ones about being blind and being chased but my legs won't work!

Picture is from my favourite Christopher Lee film, the Wicker Man, and tagged book inspired the film.

#humpdaypost @MinDea

CherryPie Yes to Lee and, good Lord, no to sinking! 🚢 1y
tournevis Yes! Lee! Yes! 1y
posierope @CherryPie 😰😰😰 I have to stand on the top deck of big ships for an hour as it pulls away. So I can jump off and swim away from the vacuum 🙈 1y
Lizpixie My brothers & sister babysat us on Friday nights and used to make us watch the Creature Feature movie, a lot of the time it was Christopher Lee‘s Dracula movies. He freaked me out for years!🙅🏻‍♀️ 1y
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Madame Bovary | Flaubert, Gustave
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⭐Madame Bovary.
⭐Bacon. Or black pudding.
⭐Clive Barker.
⭐Black Books or Boston Legal.

This was fun!

#manicmonday @joscho

JoScho Someone else posted Barker. I need to read more by him. Thanks for playing 😊🖤 1y
posierope @JoScho thanks for the game! It's pretty grim stuff but the description is so delicious. 1y
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Accidentally wore Marauders Map pyjamas whilst bedsheets with same design are on bed. Nerd.

#coolkid #doh

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Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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The soundtrack to my cleaning this week. Finished the last one far too quickly so had to buy another one that was on sale...ooooops.

On the plus side, this has been on my #tbr for ages. Spoopy spook.

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Humble bundles are the best. Humble bundles with Chuck Tingle in are better. This one is 'Pounded by the Pound: Turned Gay by the Socio-Economic Implications of Britain Leaving the European Union'

As a proud Remainer, this has made me howl with laughter. Monetary unit touch.

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Books of Blood | Clive Barker
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I love disgusting literature, because amongst the violence and perversion and bodily fluids, there is always some wisdom to be found.

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Never listened to an audiobook before, and forgot how much I enjoy crime novels. Absolutely hooked.

(Side note: Richard Armitage, be still my beating heart!)

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Accidentally bought five new books for my #toberead pile. Oops.

aimelou26 Mills and Boon 😂 1y
posierope I LOVE THEM SHUSH 1y
Weaponxgirl But how can you ever go wrong with Angela Carter? 1y
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🌹 The Wicker Man soundtrack, Joan Baez and Björk currently.
🌹 Stevie Nicks, the Doors and David Bowie.
🌹 I like a bit of everything but definitely lean towards folk and classic rock.
🌹 Spotify always.
🌹 @aimelou26 look a fun one!!

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 Bowie forever!!! 👍🏻👩🏻‍🎤 1y
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Which copy of LOTR do I want to read this year?

You can never have too many versions of your favourites.

trioxin_sematary These editions are gorgeous! 😍 1y
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The Mighty Book of Boosh | Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Dave Brown, Richard Fulcher
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🌹 A small cottage or house, the more remote the better. On the edge of a wilderness!
🌹 No, concerned my cat would eat them!
🌹 So much Harry Potter everywhere. And Tolkien pictures. Argh.
🌹 Bit of both. Some chores, then some reading.
🌹 Ugh washing up. I hate it so much. Prune fingers.

@Ke633 #tellmetuesday

Ke633 I have Tolkien art as well but could always use more! 😊 🧙🏼‍♂️ 1y
posierope @Ke633 always always! I'd love some Alan Lee for my wall - one day!! 1y
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Roverandom | J. R. R. Tolkien
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Started my birthday re-read and re-watch of my Tolkien collection today.

This was the story that showed me the way to Middle Earth. A little children's story about a dog and his adventures in space and under the sea. Eight year old me read this countless times.

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#SundayShelfie

The only thing I wanted when I moved into my own flat was a bank of shelves ❤🌹❤🌹❤

Tagged book is my most recent purchase. Love a charity shop buy!