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rachaich

rachaich

Joined September 2016

book nerd, middle aged cat lover and tortoise owner. Vegan.
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Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman
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Under A Pole Star by Stef Penney
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Femlandia | Christina Dalcher
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Pinched this from my daughter, loved Vox and didn't know there had been a second novel too.

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Library book club...
Very amusingly, I requested a copy from another branch and this one arrived. Its a young reader version, so condensed and 'accessible' in vocabulary and language. I'm thinking I could always opt for these versions!!!♡☆

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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Cor. That was a long and intense read. But very good, so despairing and sad, quite awful to read in parts.
I do adore her writing.

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Night Waking | Sarah Moss
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Finished this with a cup of the most amazing coffee from a local shop.
Thought the caffeine was fitting, given the title 🙃😃

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Night Waking | Sarah Moss
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Not sleeping so well this week, coincidentally started this book!

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The Tidal Zone | Sarah Moss
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Another Moss book, taking a break from Moby Dick ☺️☺️😝

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Moby Dick: bl velryba | Melville Herman
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Apologies for the terrible photo, new phone causing angst!
So, first up for 2023 is this classic, chosen by book club.
I've tried listening to it, some years ago, and failed. I'm now 30% through the kindle version and taking some of it in 🤔😁📖

BookHoarder32 Enjoy! For an american fiction class in college, I read that and 4w
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Beautiful writing, as always, and rather interesting tale of Japan and Japanese culture in 1880's. I liked the interaction and cultural diversity, alongside the female asylum story

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My wonderful boyfriend gave this to me for Jolabokaflod, along with a gorgeous cherry 🍒 chocolate, vegan.
So blessed.

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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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Just leapt through from Libby ☺️☺️🥰 in time for me to start.

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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My goodness, that was a fantastic read. Full of poetry and yet so concise.
It's rare to be in awe of both the writing style and the story but definitely so with this.

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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This seems to have some really worthwhile and interesting messages

BarbaraBB It‘s so good!! 1mo
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My first Munro, I liked the writing very much.
A series of small stories about Rose and her upbringing, in no particular chronological order.
Interesting social views.

Wesleypaker Hello 👋 how are you doing today @rachaich 1mo
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That was fantastic!
Took a bit to get used to the style of writing but so very worth it.
Definitely giving this to the daughter next!

Cathythoughts I loved this one too 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Caroline2 Oh I‘ve heard lots of good things about this one. Stacked! 😉 2mo
Caroline2 Ha! Good job I checked… I already have it on my kindle!!! 😆 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
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This is eerie... I've no idea what's going on!

Cathythoughts I loved this one 👍🏻 2mo
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Falling Angels: A Novel | Tracy Chevalier
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She never disappoints ☺☺ and this is proof.
Loved the two girls' accounts of the years, how their relationships changed and grew. The suffragette chapters were excellent as it gave me even wider perspective of the movement and how women were introduced to it.

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Falling Angels: A Novel | Tracy Chevalier
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Free library book. I've read a couple by her and liked them. This sounds a good book.

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M for Mammy | Eleanor OReilly
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Book club choice... not one I'd have picked but always happy to try!

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Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Whilst I liked much of the prose, I just couldn't read it simply and that negated my pleasure. I'm probably not high brow enough 😕 or tried too hard to remember bits. But I'm very glad I persevered and can say I read it!

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Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Having avoided Woolfe all my life, I'm having to read this for my library book club...
Daunted, yes. Determined, yes! ☺☺😃

Cathythoughts Bookclubs are great for getting us out of comfort zone.. tough work sometimes, but nothing ventured nothing gained 😁❤️ 2mo
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Noah's Ark: A Novel | Barbara Trapido
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I liked it overall, though the racism and sexual implications made me uneasy.
Definitely want to read more of hers.

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Noah's Ark: A Novel | Barbara Trapido
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Trying something completely different to usual picks... and appreciating it so far. Th ere are some cringy outdated sections but trying to respect the period.

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I read this a few years ago, then quickly re read it for a book club meeting. I'm not keen... almost a sinister undertone...

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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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Absolutely blown away by this book. It spoke to me on so many levels.
Thanks to the hideous weather I've spent yesterday and today binge reading. Now I feel bereft 😏🙄😊

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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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Super pleased to have found this in a charity shop!

Caroline2 Oh good find. 👍 2mo
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The Promise | Damon Galgut
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Gosh, what an unexpected narration and twisting tale.
Overall I couldn't put it down. There were parts which confused me, especially as to who was 'I' as most of it was third person.
But I liked these parts...
The descriptions of the earth and nature were wonderful. I kept re reading sentences and thinking about it.
A bloomin good read 😊😊☺

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The Promise | Damon Galgut
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Just pinged through my library app 🤗😊

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
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Interesting read, four chapters which illustrate differing views on Miles' self imprisonment and his place in his life and the world. I liked the linguistic cleverness very much.

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You know when you've finished a really marvellous book and nothing will fill the void? That happened last night and thus I spent an hour dithering over which one to read next. I worried this might be a bit highbrow but so far it's very clever and keeping me turning the pages. ☺☺

vivastory This book is brilliant 3mo
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The Fell | SARAH. MOSS
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Yet again... I adore her writing, her Insight into our brains and minds.
This short yet deeply explored novel is set during the lockdown and really brought back those early days of sheer worry, uncertainty and lack of understanding.
Absolutely brilliant.

SamAnne Oh, on my list. 3mo
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A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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Nicely written, covered a number of places and people with some interesting characters.
I liked his thoughts on wine being as essential to a meal as water or meat 😱🤔😆

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The Fell | SARAH. MOSS
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Well, look at that! Bargain 99p offer on the kindle, as if they knew I wanted to read it... 🤔🤗🤩

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A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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What's not to like?!
A selection of Hemingway's essays based around eating establisheries during his early Paris years.
🥪🥫🍷🍸☕

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Summerwater | Sarah Moss
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Absolutely brilliant.
I was in awe of her writing, her characters, everything in this book was superb.
I love her books. Fear I'm a fangirl!!😂😂🤩🤩

SamAnne Me too! 3mo
Tamra I loved it too! 3mo
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Summerwater | Sarah Moss
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Cor, she's great! Second of my signed books and read 50 pages in the night!
Love her rambling prose from women's brains as they perform daily life.

TrishB That‘s a great description! 3mo
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The Colony | Audrey Magee
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Gosh, intense in both writing and content.
Truly gripped from the start as she portrays the remote island community, the artist and the writer. James becomes a voice of different characters almost as we learn about the language and history.
Then the inserts about killings.
Very well written and researched. I won't forget this book.

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The Colony | Audrey Magee
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Just started last night.
Interesting use of words and format.

BarbaraBB It gets better and better! 3mo
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Electricity | Victoria Glendinning
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Thoroughly enjoyed the first quarter, the electricity history and their lives. I felt the middle lacked something, though not sure why. Then the last quarter pulled it all in. The ending was not predictable and thus very good 😊😗

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Electricity | Victoria Glendinning
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Charity shop purchase, always like the Victorian era and a strong female character.
Plus I might learn more about electricity...

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Mehso-so

As expected, predictable and sweet but still fulfilled its role.
There were a couple of excerpts that were not as if assumed and they kind of kept it not too silly.
But perfect for a holiday, feel good, duvet day kinda book!

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Sent to me by a dear friend for our November book club.
Not one id choose but happy to try...

rachaich @RebelReader was that a USA version? 3mo
RebelReader @rachaich Yes it was. Are you in the UK? 3mo
rachaich @RebelReader yes 😊 3mo
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Road Ends: A Novel | Mary Lawson
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Absolutely brilliant. Effortlesslyflowing , meandering through a few months and years and each chapter recounts a different perspective from a family member.
She's marvellous at this. 🤩😍

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Road Ends: A Novel | Mary Lawson
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Absolutely brilliant.
Effortlessly flowing, meandering through a few years and each chapter recounts a different perspective from a family member.
She's marvellous at this. 😍🤩

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Road Ends: A Novel | Mary Lawson
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Having read two of her other books, I'm so pleased to have found this on 99p kindle deal.
She writes so eloquently about families and relationships. 😊😊🤩🤩

Tamra Such a wonderful writer! 3mo
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If it hadn't been a library group choice, I'd have bailed half way through.
I found it tedious, full of two dimensional characters and convoluted. I'd been looking forward to a new genre to delve into and am disappointed...
I think I'll be in the minority though 😐🙄

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After a frustrating reread of a book for a group, I'm back on track.
This is for a library group. I've never read any by him, and it's not at all my usual genre...

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Bodies of Light | Sarah Moss
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All my plans for today's day off were shelved as the builders turned up. Thus z chance to get started on a new book ☺☺☺

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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Cor, she's a superb invoker of atmosphere...
Very good story.

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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Having heard her speak in Bath, I'm s here fan 😍😘🤩 and found this in the library.
I'm unable to buy books as our house is having building work and everything is in chaos!

SamAnne Loved this dark novel. 4mo
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Elizabeth and Her German Garden | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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The German Garden is a witty account of her love and adoration for her garden and the seasons...