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rachaich

rachaich

Joined September 2016

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Gentlemen and Players | Joanne Harris
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Mehso-so

Okay. Whilst I didn't overly like this book, it's flippin amazing in its execution and twists and turns and unravelling. Glad I'm stubborn and stuck with it! 😅🤗

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Impressions of Wales | Martin Knowlden
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Wow! Loved this massive and amusing depiction of books in a shopping centre in Cardiff. I think you could listen to some of them through earphones but wasn't open to check.

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Gentlemen and Players | Joanne Harris
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Hmm. Not enthralled so far. Good plot but no empathy for any character yet...

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Gentlemen and Players | Joanne Harris
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Charity shop purchase...

I adore the Chocolat series... hoping this is at least half as good!

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Pickpick

After struggling a little mid way through, I am glad I continued as tge final few chapters brought it together.
I do enjoy her prose, as well as the descriptions she adds about the surroundings.

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Post zumba cereal to accompany this book.
I found the first couple of sections more enticing than the one I've just read. Hoping it keeps me reading. ..

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Tonight I'm starting this book.
I've read two others by her and like her swirling plots and the character relationship.

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The Baltimore Boys | Jol Dicker
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Pickpick

Fantastic read, really good and well thought out storyline. The fluctuating time line makes it even more interesting as I was constantly trying to determine who was where and when!
I hope he's writing another. 😊😊😉

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The Baltimore Boys | Jol Dicker
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Living alone means eating alone which allows reading whilst eating!
This book is fantastic.

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The Baltimore Boys | Jol Dicker
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Oh my goodness, I didn't know there was another of these ! I loved Harry Quebert. 😊😊😚😚

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Pickpick

A rare afternoon and evening of no commitment or plans so I spent the time reading the rest of this.
It's flippin excellent! It kept me completely hooked and turning pages right up until the last sentence. I'd never have predicted the plot or ending.

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Cor, it's bloomim good so far!

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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About to start reading this.
I've not read anything else by him...

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ohhhh...The Heart‘s Invisible Furies was great!! I haven‘t read this one yet. 2w
rachaich @JanuarieTimewalker13 it's very good :) 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Good to know!! I‘ve only read 2 books by him this far, but I will get to more in 2020, God willing (or universe willing) lol 2w
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Pickpick

An emotional and teary read, but also a quick read.
It had some excellent quotable parts, and I liked the wit and banter between the two teenagers.

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Reading this for a book club.
I know why I've not read it before... it is a little close to my heart with the subject. But it is a well written book. No way will I watch the film! 😭😿

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The Break | Pietro Grossi
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Pickpick

Oh this was wonderful prose and a simple yet detailed story.
It was nothing like I expected, and I need to mull it over somewhat. Thoroughly absorbing read.

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The Break | Pietro Grossi
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One of the recommendations from my book spa.
Short novel, translated from the Italian.
It chronicles a couple who discovered her pregnancy and how he reacts.

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Perfect: A Novel | Rachel Joyce
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Mehso-so

I finished this sooner than anticipated as the last part of the book is questions!
A heart felt story which was simple in style and plot. I'm not a huge fan of her work but appreciated the mental health aspects.
I liked the two narrators but wanted more from Jim!

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Perfect: A Novel | Rachel Joyce
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After starting two others and not feeling enamoured by either, I'm trying this.

Libby1 This is beautiful and sad. I hope you‘ll like it. 3w
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Pickpick

A perfect weekend in Wales with my book club women. And finished the tagged book whilst I was there.
Excellent read, love the era and his writing is incredible.

Cathythoughts Oh great ! Looking forward to this one 3w
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A Gentleman in Moscow was one of my top reads this year so I'm hoping this is equally absorbing :)
I rather like the cover.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I liked this one. Towles writing is so captivating. (But I liked Gentleman in Moscow the most!) 4w
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Oops!
6 books for £1... couldn't resist 😂😂😂😆😆😆

GatheringBooks and all great titles! 4w
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Wow. Finished. Am mulling it over.
My one criticism would be that the final sections had a slight air of convenience in their panning out. But I still found it extremely gripping and bloody good in both writing and plot.

Anna40 Have started it but couldn't get into the story. Am reading something else now... will get back to it 1mo
Follow.my.read I am 3/4 way through and still waiting for something to happen? 1mo
rachaich @Follow.my.read interesting... I guess it's accounts rather than action? ☺ 1mo
rachaich @Anna40 always worth going back to books. In often do so ☺ 1mo
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Seriously good.
Less than 100 pages left. I foresee a severe book hangover 😉😭😿

Follow.my.read I am halfway through! 1mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I was hugely spoilt and suprise by this unexpected package from a dear friend.
And so I begin...

marleed Oh Dear Reader, Enjoy! 1mo
SomedayAlmost Awesome! 1mo
rachaich It's so amazing 😊😊😊 1mo
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Alternate Side: A Novel | Anna Quindlen
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I liked this.
I liked the portrayal of wealthy New Yorkers who were aware of their wealth.
I liked the way in which the book developed.
Not a challenging read but lighter relief after Milkman!
It reminded me in some way of Lillian Boxfish.

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Alternate Side: A Novel | Anna Quindlen
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A long car journey today to deliver my eldest at uni.
Bittersweet day as I'm excited for her but missing her dearly.
On the plus side, I got to read 100 pages!

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Alternate Side: A Novel | Anna Quindlen
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The blurb sounds like I'd enjoy this... Litsy reviews are mixed.
I recently added Millers Valley to my pile but spotted this at the library so starting this first.

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Mehso-so

That seemed a slog but actually it's a flippin good read. Reflecting on the plot, it's so twisty and intricate it's pretty tricky to evaluate. However, I'm thoroughly glad I persevered and finished it as I found the last chapter much simpler and began to appreciate it more.
I found the increased portrayal of women fascinating, as well as the historic element. Having visited Belfast this year it reminded me of much of the tour I had.

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Still struggling through... it's not that I'm not finding it interesting. And clever. But it's so detailed and tangent prone...

TheEllieMo It was the tangents that annoyed me. 1mo
rachaich Having reached page 300 I can say it gets easier! 😅😉 1mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Hmm. I was keen to read this... it's a challenge so far.
Very wordy with no character names meaning my brain is working very hard! 😣😁

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

Not a taxing read in terms of style but a gripping story of terrifying possibility.

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VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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Flippin eck! Scary stuff that seems closer to happening...
Proper tones of Handmaid's Tale.
Can't. Stop. Reading. 😆😆😆

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VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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I've wanted to read this for ages do was thrilled to find a copy on a charity shelf. Just starting it...
Figured was quite timely given The Testaments is out in two days.

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The Survival Game | Nicky Singer
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Pickpick

Cracking good dystopia fiction.
I liked the plot, ending was good and the short chapters kept me going.

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The Survival Game | Nicky Singer
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Young adult dystopia fiction.
Good so far!

readingjedi I loved this! 2mo
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Narcopolis | Jeet Thayil
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Such a fab cover!
I'm hoping this isn't too hallucnagenic... a bit of craziness is fine!

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Pickpick

Well. Bloody good book. We'll written. I liked how the characters narrated.
I came away thinking a lot about Roy. At first I had pure sympathy for him but that decreased and I began to dislike him. But towards the end o admired him more. Undecided about him.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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I love the cover of this edition that I got in a charity shop.
I have high hopes for it as I've read so many reviews and it received such high literary praise.

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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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Pickpick

Not at all what I expected but rather enticing!

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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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So my previous read was Signature of All Things.
This has some definite similarities... not at all what I was expecting.

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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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Giving this a try...

emz711 I wasn't a fan. I think the blurb was misleading 2mo
violabrain @emz711 I agree with you. I was disappointed by this book as well. 2mo
Tamra I started the audio and for some reason and fell off - I can‘t recall why. (edited) 2mo
rachaich @emz711 @Tamra @violabrain - I have heard many reviews similar to yours... it's been on my shelf for about 4 years... up to p75 and it's not brilliant but will keep going! 2mo
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Mehso-so

Undecided!
I found it kept me reading and linking the characters and plot until the last few chapters... specifically the penultimate chapter.

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I decided to try this one. It has mixed reviews on here so I'm unsure how it'll be.
Three chapters in and I see how the characters intertwine. It's pretty good flowing at the moment.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Oooh when you house sit for a friend and find two books you want to read!

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Well I'm exceeding pleased that I gave this another try.
I found the details so intriguing, and in such depth. I appreciated the actual story and found myself wanting to find d out more about botany!

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Second attempt at this book and I'm enjoying it much more :)

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Mehso-so

I'm undecided.
I liked the fact that there was a true philosophical tone to this... however, he did seem to have a lot of extremely good fortune throughout. Maybe I'm too cynical!
Still think it's an awesome cover 😊😉

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Hoping this really is an amazing story!

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Today I needed some light hearted reading or viewing.
This is hitting the spot perfectly.