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rachaich

rachaich

Joined September 2016

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The President's Hat | Antoine Laurain
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10p! Yes, 10p.
Charity shop bargain!
Plus I've read two others by the author so know it'll be a light hearted and whimsical read. Just what I need after a busy week and the rainy weather :)
😊📚💦🌧🌧

Lcsmcat Great find! 10h
erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this! Great find! 5h
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Pickpick

Oh my. Words don't do justice here.
How many plot twists and turns? And the ace characters?
The last chapter opens with a quote about how a reader should feel when finishing a book; that's how I'm feeling now. 😣😊😣😊

Cathythoughts I‘m only starting but I love it ♥️👍🏻 24h
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Book club choice.
Looking forward to starting this huge tome!

Kaye Excellent book. 5d
rachaich @Kaye it is awesome so far 4d
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Under the Skin | Michel Faber
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Mehso-so

I can honestly say this is the oddest book I've read.
I had no idea what it was about and kind if wish I had. I wouldn't have chosen to read it...
I found it unsettling and unpleasant. But very clever and superbly written.

BarbaraBB I‘ll never forget this book 😨 5d
readordierachel So, so unsettling 4d
rachaich @BarbaraBB nor me 🙁 @readordierachel it is definitely that. 4d
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Under the Skin | Michel Faber
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Oooh what a cover.
This is odd... I'm clueless as to the truth. There are some peculiar bits and each time I think I've sussed it, I'm wrong!

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Palomar | Italo Calvino
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Love the blurb on this. A man's series of observations on things he encountered. Including naked bosoms and tortoises. (Not together! )
😁😁😁

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Pickpick

Excellent and entertaining read about a tear in a Scottish bookshop.
I want to visit now! May have a slight crush on Shaun himself 😍😍😉

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Diary of a Bookseller | Shaun Bythell
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Oooh I do like a diary!

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Mehso-so

This was recommended by a friend who also suffered with anxiety and emotional health.
It was a quick read. I'm not sure I'd pass it on to anyone else. But appreciate that she's very honest about her journey.

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Marie (English) | Madeleine Bourdouxhe
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Pickpick

Short and intense in its delivery of a woman's brief journey into an elicit love.
It reminded me in parts of Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper.

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Marie (English) | Madeleine Bourdouxhe
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Thinking about starting this one. It's been very sunny here today so the cover appeals 😊😊😊☉☉

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Pickpick

Ah I liked this.
Not my usual type of book but thoroughly heart warming and romantic!
Now I need to move there!
It reminded me of A Man Called Ove and the others in that series.

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This was recommended on Litsy and I'm looking forward to starting this morning :)

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The White Tiger: A Novel | Aravind Adiga
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Interesting layout to this story.
I found I had to read large chunks at a time in order to keep focused on the narrator.
I appreciated the wit and the self mocking tone whilst realising that it's not actually amusing!

Liatrek This has been on my TBR for awhile recommended by a friend. I hope I get to it this year. 2w
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The White Tiger: A Novel | Aravind Adiga
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Beaut of a cover.
Started reading last night and whizzing through this entertaining read. I lije his wit and running commentary though the under current of social class and the caste system is apparent and clear.

Emilymdxn I felt just the same! 3w
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The House on the Strand | Daphne Du Maurier
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Pickpick

Wow. As amazing as always.
A very different plot but still full of atmosphere and intrigue. Such a clever writer.

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The House on the Strand | Daphne Du Maurier
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Anyone else notice the similar theme to Outlander?

I'm also surprised by the modernity of this. Having read many of her other novels which are firmly set in 19th century, this is vastly different.
Really enjoying it! 😊😊😊😍😍😍

Tamra I will check it out! 3w
Palimpsest Maybe the other way around since I just googled this book and it was first published in 1969. I loved Rebecca. Going to stack this one! 😊 3w
rachaich @Palimpsest - I meant Outlander had been mire recent :) 3w
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The House on the Strand | Daphne Du Maurier
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Can't stop reading this!

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The House on the Strand | Daphne Du Maurier
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I bought this the day after I visited Jamaica Inn in December.
A rather different plot to her usual gothic style which makes for an intriguing read :)

Libby1 This is my favourite book by Daphne so far. I thought it was weird and wonderful. Jamaica Inn is a close second for me, Rebecca is third, and My Cousin Rachel is fourth. 3w
twohectobooks This is my favourite by her as well. I think it‘s the first one I read by her? Since then I‘ve read four more and I don‘t intend to stop there! 3w
rachaich @Libby1 @twohectobooks she is one of the most descriptive and mood setting writers ever! I adore her books. Her diaries are also very interesting. 3w
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Disquiet | Julia Leigh
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Pickpick

Just read this in one sitting!
Eery and spooky, aptly titled...

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The Outrun | Amy Liptrot
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Pickpick

Goodness. How much did I like this?
Beautiful prose. Honest thought and emotions. Made me truly feel for her whilst admiring her.

Emilymdxn I felt the same! 3w
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6 books for £1!!!! Then I'll have 12!
And so the to read pile grows...

TrishB Irresistible!! 4w
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The Outrun | Amy Liptrot
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No idea what this is about but the cover appealed hugely :)

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A High Wind in Jamaica | Richard Hughes
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Pickpick

Well! Pirates. Children. Animals. Open sea. Adventure and plot.
With a sinister edge...
Flippin good read!

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A High Wind in Jamaica | Richard Hughes
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Wowzers! So this isn't what I expected!

twohectobooks Same! I love this book. I‘ve been wanting to read another by him for a long time. 4w
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A High Wind in Jamaica | Richard Hughes
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A gift from an adored friend.

She is also a book lover and reader. 😊😊

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People of the Book | Geraldine Brooks
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Pickpick

Ooh I rather liked this.
I appreciated the more modern aspects as I read it... however, on contemplating the whole book, I'm thinking more about the historic sections.
I now want to read March by her.

RachelO I enjoyed this too - looking forward to reading more by her ... one day! 1mo
rachaich @RachelO so many books... not enough time! 1mo
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People of the Book | Geraldine Brooks
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Love the plot synopsis of this.
Now just hoping it lives up to it!

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Mehso-so

After hugely anticipating this book, sadly I couldn't gel with it.
I found it too removed from the actual emotions that it surely invoked.
However, truly fascinating account of his life.

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On an amazing yoga retreat and there's both a library and a spiritual library. Bliss.

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On a yoga retreat in Italy and taking advantage of an early wake up :)

Jinster I've only really heard of this in passing - worth picking up? 1mo
rachaich @Jinster so far it's been interesting. I'd heard an interview with the author sone time ago which spurred me in to read it. 1mo
Chelsea.Poole So jealous! 1mo
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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What a beautifully written book.
I love the descriptions of nature and the harsh landscapes. The interspersed sections of poems or court letters.
I found that there was a long section from Agnes towards the end which I had to keep re reading as I couldn't keep interest but the rest was gripping.

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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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Another day, another book!
Library reading club choice.

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Pickpick

Ah, what a tale of a man's life and thoughts.
I felt so much for Ebenezer, his aloneness and comments on Guernsey inhabitants.
The ending was not too twee but made complete sense. Definitely one I'd recommend.

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#maymadness #beltane #mayday
Adore my walk to work as i pass under beautiful blossom trees.

Clwojick So beautiful ! 😍😍😍😍 1mo
readordierachel Lovely! 1mo
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Still reading this one.
He's an interesting character; )
Some of the parts about the impact of WW1 and 2 on Guernsey really furthered my knowledge.
Hoping to finish it by the weekend as then I'm off on holiday so have a stack to take!

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This was highly recommended by a very good friend so looking forward to reading it.
Tge brief account of the author's life us intriguing :)

Kaye Excellent book. I‘ve read it twice. 2mo
Lcsmcat I loved this book! Enjoy discovering Guernsey and Ebenezer. 2mo
rachaich So far (p. 321) I'm riveted! It's reminding me of A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler. 2mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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What a fantastic read. I completely binge read, ignoring everyone!
I actually am in awe of both content and writing. I found tge characters really relatable and well developed, and the chapters were understandable in their time.
Hugely recommended :)

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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So I think this is my next book to read.
Ive heard do much about it, I'm hoping it's as good as they say!

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Mehso-so

I'm glad I read it but feel it wasn't as in depth as I'd assumed it would be.
I'd expected industry secrets and revelation but found it quite bland and with minimal feeling.

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Struggling with this... I am halfway through. I don't feel much for her at the moment but assume I should...
I'm unsure if it's the writing as it seems removed from the actual experience.
But will keep going!

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This us a book club read. I've read a number of books and accounts of this profession but this is billed as the greatest geisha in Japan.
My book club are attempting to read books from a more diverse range of countries this year and so far it's been successful and interesting!

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Mehso-so

I liked some of the writing hugely. Some of the chapters that spoke of regret and the past and might have beens. Truly beautiful words and construction.
However, the whole book didn't gel for me. I liked the ending, the final sentence was spot on. But hasn't left a lasting impression.

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I've never heard of this or the author, library lend on a total whim!

Emilymdxn Loved this book so much! He also wrote call me by your name which is amazing too 2mo
readordierachel I really enjoyed this one! 2mo
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Mehso-so

I think I liked it. Though liked may not be the right word.
I didn't like the characters much but feel that was a typical response. I did like the way in which the story panned out, and the ways in which we flicked back to the past. And I felt the ending was correct!

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Ah, trying to learn to look afterysrlf, and to calm my inner angst.
I spotted these in a charity shop and feel they called to me 😀📖

shammi.dc10 Beautiful covers!! 2mo
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You know how it is... return a library book and check out three more!
Couldn't walk past this as I'd heard an article about it a month or so ago.
I don't think I've read any others by her.

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Pickpick

Really loved this. It was both intriguing and simple.
I liked the use of poetry quotes.

Ms.Story This sounds lovely! 😊 2mo
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I'm racing through this. Fortunately I'm on the school holidays so have extra reading time 😃😁😀.
The two stories in this are really interesting and I anticipate the next section hugely as I'm reading.

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The Shadow Land: A Novel | Elizabeth Kostova
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I read this enthused as I'd really devoured her other two.
I did find it rather too coincidental at times, and the plot was loosely intertwined. However, I still give it a thumbs up as sometimes that style is what I need!

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