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squirrelbrain

Joined June 2017

Speed-reader who's trying to slow down...
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#itwontbelong as these are only short stories...🤣

#beatlemaynia

Eggs 💗😆🌸🥰 16h
Caroline2 😝 14h
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#originsoflove

#maymoviemagic

This is one off my Mum‘s bookshelf so I haven‘t read it....

It‘s funny how it doesn‘t seem to have a ‘proper‘ title, just a very long subtitle...

TheEllieMo It‘s got me intrigued.... 20h
Cinfhen It‘s a fabulous title and cover 💖🙌🏻 17h
rohit-sawant Fascinating! 14h
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#inmylife I have:

Lots of exciting accounting going on in worktime

A new campervan for playtime

Lots of squirrels running round in my brain...! (They‘re a bit nuts)

#beatlemaynia

julesG 😁😁 2d
Robothugs 🤣🤣🤣🤣 as long as you have the rest of them to keep me in check, you will be safe! 2d
Caroline2 Ahhh love a bit of scaredy squirrel!! 💖 2d
Eggs Great life!! Thanks for hanging in there w me!! 2d
tournevis Mélanie Watt FTW!!! 2d
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It‘s funny as I usually dislike books where there are no answers or conclusions. This book just drifts along and we don‘t get to find out the ‘whys‘ - why someone did what they did, or why someone behaves like they do, but I still enjoyed it all the same...

This book fits for #maryland for #readingUSA2019.

I also have a spare charity shop copy if anyone would like it... but be sure to read other reviews first as many Littens don‘t like it!

BarbaraBB I really liked this one too 💕 2d
LapReader Man booker books are my favs but I live in Australia. 2d
jessinikkip This sounds like a good book, and so far I havent read a Maryland book yet 2d
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squirrelbrain @LapReader, such a shame as I‘ve just checked and it‘s about £ from the UK to Australia - probably cheaper to buy a copy ?. @jessinikkip - I think you‘re US aren‘t you? Again, it‘ll be about Qd so see if you can get a copy cheaper over there.... (edited) 2d
jessinikkip I bet I could find one cheaper. I am in the US, I just didnt know what postage would be. Thanks for the recommendation though, now I know what to read! 2d
squirrelbrain @jessinikkip - it‘s not too bad to send to Europe but US and Aus gets expensive, particularly over 200g in weight. I think the vast majority of Anne Tyler‘s books are Maryland based so any would do.... 2d
Samplergal Yes most of hers are MD books. I haven‘t read this yet(!) But I‘ve had it forever. She‘s a great writer of characters. Baltimore is her loveliest character. Acquired taste. ❤️ 2d
BookwormM I am one who didn‘t like it 🤣🤣perhaps my dislike was made stronger as this was on a Man Booker Longlist can‘t remember if it made the shortlist I hope not 🤣🤣 2d
Kaye I‘ve read some of her older ones. You described them perfectly. The ones I‘ve read are just about ordinary people living their lives. My favorite was 2d
Librarybelle Nice choice! 2d
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Reposting for @LitsyBirthdays

If you‘d like to find out more why not drop an email to litsybirthdays@gmail.com to find out how much fun being a fairy can be!

🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️

Cinfhen It‘s fun to share the #BirthdayLove!!!!!!!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 2d
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Life on the Golden Horn | Mary Wortley Montagu
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#goldenslumbers

#beatlemaynia

I haven‘t read this yet but it sounds fascinating.... Mary Wortley Montagu‘s journey through Europe to Constantinople in the early 1700s, investigating the hidden lives of women.

Weaponxgirl Ohhhh stacked! 3d
RachelO Exactly what @Weaponxgirl said! 3d
Caroline2 Ohhh that does sound good! 😯 stacked!!! 👍🏻 3d
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Eggs 🤗👏🏻🌟💗 3d
Tamra Does sound so interesting! 3d
squirrelbrain @Weaponxgirl @RachelO @Caroline2 @Tamra - now I‘m going to have to read it to see if it‘s as good as it sounds! I‘ll let you all know.... It was another charity shop find; the full set is 20 books but I only got 10.... 2d
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Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Melinda is carrying such a terrible weight that it renders her unable to speak....
#carrythatweight
#beatlemaynia

Cathythoughts Amazing cover 4d
Eggs 💗🤗💗Laurie Halse Anderson 4d
Slajaunie This happens more often than people want to admit. Love that someone wrote about it. 3d
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#litsywalkers

A lovely walk around Ingleton Waterfall Walk today has reminded me that it‘s the #littlestthings that count, fresh air from being outdoors and spending time with loved ones.

#maymoviemagic

Cathythoughts So true Helen 👍🏻♥️ 5d
Cinfhen Beautiful photos and sentiments 💚💚 5d
youneverarrived Very true 😘 5d
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This one was a mildly amusing book....

#foolonthehill

#beatlemaynia

Eggs 💗📖👏🏻 4d
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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I didn‘t enjoy this as much as Americanah and Purple Hibiscus, but only because of the difficult subject matter (the Biafran War, and Adichie doesn‘t flinch from giving us the terrible details). Besides this, it is also a study of relationships, as Adichie‘s books are, and of Nigerian life in the 60s.

I love how you learn so much from this author‘s books, about cultures and events that I would never otherwise get to see.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Caroline2 Sorry Helen, I‘m gonna have to bail on this one for now. It‘s just too bleak for me at the mo. 6d
squirrelbrain Oh dear@caroline2 - I can see why you need to bail and don‘t be sorry! It pushed me to move it up the TBR and I‘m glad I read it, difficult as it was... 6d
Caroline2 Yeah, I liked the writing so I think it‘s a “it‘s not you, it‘s me” kinda situation. 😆 prob just bad timing so I‘ll give it another go another time. 👍🏻 6d
squirrelbrain Have you read any of her others @caroline2? If not try Americanah instead, much less traumatic... 6d
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Reservoir 13 | Jon McGregor
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I‘ve gone with the film on this one - Reservoir Dogs.

#hookedonafeeling

#maymoviemagic

Moray_Reads Really enjoyed this one. The style was so unusual but so effective 6d
rohit-sawant Nice! 🙌🏼 6d
squirrelbrain I did too @Moray_Reads - have you read any of his others? I‘ve only read one other but really liked it... 6d
Cinfhen Wasn‘t crazy about this book....painfully slow 6d
gradcat Different takes...hmmm.... Love the tie-in, but haven‘t read anything by this author. 5d
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The Fix | David Baldacci
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I love the Amos Decker character in these books - such an unusual MC / detective...

This was my favourite one of the series I think.

#beatlemaynia

#fixingahole

Eggs Nice interpretation ❣️ 6d
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Mehso-so

I‘m a little bit torn on how to review this book, as there was a bit near the end that made me feel more benevolent towards it (in spoiler tag below) but....

The dialogue was clunky and forced, there were so many clichés and you could see the storylines coming from a mile off. (Who knew that someone travelling to a wedding in trainers would forget their shoes?!) It felt like a poor girl‘s Bridget Jones to me, even as far as the chain smoking....

squirrelbrain It turns out that the book is based on the author‘s own grandmother so that made me feel guilty for not liking it, but then maybe that‘s the author‘s issue, not mine 😬 6d
TrishB I couldn‘t resist looking at your spoiler!! 6d
Cathythoughts I looked too 🙈🙊 6d
squirrelbrain I just didn‘t want to annoy anyone that wants to read the book....😁 If you like chick-lit type books you‘re welcome to it but I don‘t think it‘s your thing @trishb?! (edited) 6d
squirrelbrain Naughty @cathythoughts ! Now I‘m thinking there‘s very high expectations for the spoiler and it‘s really not that exciting.... 6d
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Birdsong | Sebastian Faulks
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Bit obvious this one, but about all I could come up with...! 🤣

#beatlemaynia

#blackbird

Eggs I like 🤗 6d
Birdsong28 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍📚📖 6d
BarbaraBB Great edition 😍 6d
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I‘ve gone with a French book for this one, but it‘s also to do with love of course....

I bought this in the vintage section in Pages of Hackney on the #londonbookshopcrawl.

#letempsdelamour

#maymoviemagic

Cinfhen Perfect!! What a find!!!! And I‘m excited to hear the news 🥳🧚🏻‍♀️🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏻‍♀️ 7d
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen 😁👍🥳 7d
rohit-sawant Love this! 🙌🏼 7d
Cathythoughts Great cover 7d
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Eight Feet in the Andes | Dervla Murphy
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#8daysaweek

#beatlemaynia

Today‘s post was brought to you by the number 8..!

Eggs Clever “8” response in 10 words!! 1w
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#sweetdisposition

#maymoviemagic

This is on my TBR shelf and it‘s one I‘m really looking forward to reading.... The author is a pastry chef who moves to Paris and falls in love with the city. There‘s a lot of cooking and recipes too! 😋

Velvetfur That book sounds so good! Stacked 😁 1w
squirrelbrain I found it in a charity shop @Velvetfur but it looks like new! 1w
Cinfhen This would be great for #booked2019 #foodOrBeverageOnCover 1w
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arlenefinnigan We're off to Paris in September, this looks like good pre-holiday reading 👍 1w
Caroline2 Oh this sounds charming. 😊 stacked! 1w
Velvetfur @squirrelbrain Oh cool! I love really good finds like that, well done you 👍 1w
rohit-sawant Sounds so fun! 1w
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You may find this book useful if you want to be a #paperbackwriter....

#beatlemaynia

Eggs 🤗📚😊 1w
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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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How are you getting on with the #looseygooseybuddyread @Caroline2 ?

Part Two (The Late Sixties) suddenly gets rather grim. (No spoilers in case you haven‘t got that far...)

Caroline2 I‘m just up to the start of part two now. I‘m liking it...but it‘s slow going isn‘t it. Kinda waiting for something to happen?! 🤔 1w
squirrelbrain @Caroline2 - oh things start to happen soon....! 1w
Caroline2 Good! 😆 I was getting bored last night! 1w
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The Martian | Andy Weir
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#spaceoddity

#maymoviemagic

I read this last year. I really didn‘t fancy it but it fitted prompts in 2 different challenges; I ended up really enjoying it!

Cinfhen I thought this was a pretty crafty read 🚀 1w
rohit-sawant Nice one! 1w
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Now We Are Six | A. A. Milne
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Some Beatles maths for you this morning... (or math if you‘re in the US!😁)

Now we are Seventy

minus

Now we are Six

equals

When I‘m 64

#beatlemaynia
#whenim64

Caroline2 Good one! 😀 1w
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
TrishB Clever 😁👍🏻 1w
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Eggs 😂👏🏻👍🏼6️⃣4️⃣🤗💗 1w
marleed Mic Drop! 1w
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A Streetcar Named Desire | Tennessee Williams
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A classic that I should probably have read before but hadn‘t.... I‘ve heard so much about it and, whilst fabulous, it‘s also quite menacing and terrifying. I‘d like to actually see the play now, but I think the actors would have to be just right.

It‘s also the first play that I‘ve read ‘for pleasure‘ (the last was for French A level!😁)

It‘s a very quick read and fits nicely into the #louisiana prompt for #ReadingUSA2019.

TrishB My daughters doing it for her A levels this year so I‘ve heard far too much about it!! 1w
Hooked_on_books Interesting choice! Very cool. 1w
squirrelbrain @TrishB - my niece has been studying it too for A levels. Is your daughter about to do her exams or is that next year? 1w
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TrishB This year- start in 10 days. It‘s all very stressful. 1w
squirrelbrain I bet it is @TrishB - fingers crossed 🤞 1w
TrishB Thank you 😘 1w
Kaye Good job on another book completed I‘ve not read anything by this writer. 1w
Palimpsest I‘ve not read the play, but I liked the film with Vivian Leigh and Marlon Brando. 1w
Librarybelle I‘ve yet to read this...great pick for Louisiana! 1w
Pamwurtzler Good pick! I‘ve not read that either. 1w
CarolynM I love Tennessee Williams ❤️ This is a great play. 1w
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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One of my favourite books so far this year. The author takes a terrible fire in 1986 at the LA Public Library as her starting point for a wide-ranging book all about libraries. Sometimes with NF you get bogged down in detail, but this was a perfectly balanced mix of history, personalities, psychology and crime investigation.

Highly recommended - after all! who doesn‘t love books about books?!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

teainthelibrary I‘ve been patiently waiting for this to come through for me at the library! 1w
squirrelbrain @teainthelibrary - I just spotted it on a shelf as I walked through the library last week, I hadn‘t even thought to look and see if they had it...! 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved this too! 1w
teainthelibrary @squirrelbrain so lucky! There‘s been quite the waiting list at mine :) 1w
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Who would have thought #because would be a difficult hashtag?!

I‘ve gone with the lyrics....

‘Because the world is round it turns me on
Because the world is round, ah‘

#beatlemaynia

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#immigrantsong
#maymoviemagic

It‘s a while since I read this one but I really enjoyed it....

Cinfhen Sounds good! Reminds me of 2w
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Mourning Dove | Fullerton Claire
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We know from the start that the MC‘s beloved older brother has died; the story tells us what happened to him.

To begin with I loved this book, the narrative was very evocative and I felt immersed in their childhood in the 1970s ‘Deep South‘. However as the siblings grew up, the brother moved away. What happens to him is told from a distance and almost skimmed over - very much a book of 2 halves.

Still a pick though!

#tennessee
#readingUSA2019

TrishB Sounds good 👍🏻 stacked. 2w
squirrelbrain @TrishB it was free on Kindle earlier this week (don‘t know why!) but I just checked and it‘s not any more... 😒 2w
NatalieR That‘s a beautiful cover! 🧡 2w
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TrishB Ahhh! I missed a freebie 😔because we have no books.... 2w
BarbaraBB Thank you for this review! I am in need for a Tennessee book! 2w
Kaye Sounds good. 2w
Librarybelle Nice choice! 2w
Cinfhen Nice review!! I‘m intrigued 2w
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This is what #modernlove means to me; it‘s about the chaos and recriminations that ensue when someone posts a compromising photo on social media.

I‘m just glad I did my growing up before the internet!

#maymoviemadness

Tamra God yes! 2w
Cinfhen Ohhhh, this looks good and it will work for #Booked2019 @Kathrin 2w
Kathrin @Cinfhen Oh boy.... I think I start to get into trouble with all these recommendations! 😆 2w
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Cinfhen Should I stop??? @Kathrin 😂😂 2w
Kathrin @Cinfhen 😂 😂 😂 😂 I sure appreciate your input, but I fear if you keep on going, my TBR stack is going to burst! 2w
Cinfhen Trust me, I know that feeling!! Good luck with the suggestions 😁 @Kathrin (edited) 2w
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Thank you for the cute card @jenniferw88 - I love that‘s he‘s flying a book, although it took me a little while to notice! 🤪

I hope that you enjoy the book when you get round to reading it.... 😘

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As a #daytripper the Yorkshire Dales are right on my doorstep....

#beatlemaynia

TrishB Beautiful ❤️ 2w
Oryx 😍 2w
MyBookSwapClub Miss it!!! So beautiful :) 2w
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Crazeedi What a beautiful place!❤ 2w
Blaire Forgo yes! What a weird typo...gorgeous is what I meant. 😂😂😂 (edited) 2w
Eggs Beautiful 🤗👏🏻🎶 2w
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Van Life | Foster Huntington
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Cathythoughts Brilliant! I hope you have lovely travels this summer 2w
kaysworld1 You jammie bugger I'm saving for my van again then I'm hitting the road next year sometime. 🚐 Do you take you can abroad? 6d
squirrelbrain We will take it abroad @kaysworld1 but we only got it in November. We‘ve booked a few trips in the UK for this year, but maybe later in the year or next year... 😁 6d
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You need a #tickettoride on Thomas the Tank Engine 🚂.

These books were my husband‘s when he was little....

#beatlemaynia

CarolynM This brings back memories. My son was OBSESSED with Thomas the Tank Engine when he was little🙄😬🙂 2w
kezzlou85 My daughter loved these books and all the shows. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm We loved the tv shows! 2w
Eggs 💗💗Thomas!! 2w
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Yay! Another ARC from Readers First arrived in today‘s post... looking forward to reading this.

Did you try for this one @Birdsong28 ?

Birdsong28 No, I have been waiting on Playgroups and Prosecco to come, it finally came on Saturday and my rule with Reader's First is to only have two on the go as I don't want it to get like Netgalley, which is out of control 😂😂 and I had Stepsister to read as well which even though was after it on the website it came before the aforementioned book arrived as that had issues with being dispatched. Also it's not my kind of book. Enjoy! @squirrelbrain 2w
Birdsong28 Congrats on winning though 🎉🎊📚📖 2w
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Loving this book so far!

I think us Littens may be rather at risk of being labelled ‘fiction fiends‘, don‘t you?!

❤️📚❤️📚❤️📚❤️📚❤️📚

julesG 😂😂 Just imagining not being allowed access to all the books in a library for being female or a child makes me angry. 🐲 2w
squirrelbrain But, funnily enough, @julesG by the 1880s the library was being run by an eighteen year old woman! 2w
julesG Ha, go girl!!! 2w
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Fraud | Anita Brookner
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#maymoviemagic

Brookner has the ability to draw you in to people‘s lives, even though her stories cover the every day mundanities of life.

There‘s often something unspoken in the background, and we become anxious to find out what this is.

It just goes to show that #younevercantell what goes on, particularly if someone is being a fraud to themself as well as to others.

I didn‘t love this quite as much as Hotel du Lac but it wasn‘t far off.

Cathythoughts Great pick ♥️👍🏻I loved this one & have read a few others ... she is brilliant I think. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve been meaning to read more of her after Hotel du Lac 👍 2w
rohit-sawant 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
Centique @erzascarletbookgasm Me too! I'm rapidly becoming a Brookner fan @cathythoughts 2w
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Close your eyes and I‘ll kiss you
Tomorrow I‘ll miss you
Remember I‘ll always be true
And then while I‘m away
I‘ll write home everyday
And I‘ll send #allmyloving to you

#beatlemaynia

I adored this epistolary book with Helene writing to a London bookseller. She also sent lots of love too, in the form of food parcels and other gifts during rationing.

Cathythoughts Im looking forward to reading this one Helen ♥️👍🏻 2w
Eggs Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
LeahBergen So good!! 😩 2w
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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Thanks for the tag @Nessavamusic !

1. Sometimes it‘s the characters, sometimes the plot, sometimes the setting, but often just that ‘x‘ factor.
2. Squirrels! 🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿
3. I have quite a few cookbooks and usually one favourite recipe from each.
4. I don‘t know enough poetry to have a favourite 😳
5. @RachelO if you haven‘t already done it....

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗❣️ 2w
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#maymoviemagic
#gimmeshelter

I bought this book the first time I visited NYC, just over 10 years ago.

As I recall it‘s a difficult but fascinating read about people living in the tunnels beneath the streets - perhaps time for a re-read.....

rohit-sawant Sounds so interesting! 2w
Cinfhen That‘s so sad and a little bit Ninja Turtles 🐸😉 2w
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen 🤣 at the Ninja Turtles! 2w
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squirrelbrain I haven‘t @BookishMarginalia but it sounds really interesting - stacked.... 2w
BookishMarginalia It‘s a quick, interesting read — I think you‘ll enjoy it 2w
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#beatlemaynia
#dayinthelife

‘Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by her employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children. Over a period of 24 hours her life is changed - forever.‘

LeahBergen Love!💕💕 2w
Gissy I have this one in my wish list. 2w
Eggs Excellent choice 🤗🌺 2w
squirrelbrain @Gissy - I haven‘t read it yet, but looking at the blurb for this prompt has made me want to move it up the list.... 2w
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Hell's Corner | David Baldacci
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Running a bit late today and everyone else has been so clever with their #redrighthand posts....

I‘m not feeling clever at all 🤪 so I‘ve gone with the film Hellboy and this is as hellish as I could find....

#maymoviemagic

Cinfhen Clever enough for me 😁😉🙌🏻 2w
rohit-sawant Great take on it! 👏🏼👏🏼 2w
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Parkland | Dave Cullen
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I haven‘t read this yet - @Birdsong28 and I are doing a buddy read in June if anyone wants to join us.

However I believe that this tells about how the students #cometogether to grieve, to support each other and also to launch a remarkable campaign against gun violence.

#beatlemaynia

Birdsong28 Yes the more the merrier for this book as it will be interesting to see lots of people's views 📚📖 2w
Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 2w
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I hardly ever bail on books but fortunately this was a library book so I did...

I imagined it to be mildly amusing but it turned out to be a litany of snide tales about the more unfortunate members of society who used the library.

Example: A woman apparently faints but on reviewing the CCTV they see that she has deliberately laid herself down on the floor. ‘Ms Munchausen presumably got what she came in for‘

At that point I bailed....

TrishB 😔 2w
Cathythoughts What !!! 😡 2w
squirrelbrain @TrishB @cathythoughts - that was after the homeless man who smelled, the ‘effete‘ man who had a shiny suit, a 20 year old man (with his carer) who has the demeanour of a ‘hyperactive 3 year old‘ and the Down‘s syndrome man.... fortunately he didn‘t have anything bad to say about him but still, why make him part of a book? 😡 2w
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TrishB That all sounds so sad 😔 why is any of that funny. There are probably a million funny stories without actually having to make fun of peoples lives. 2w
Caroline2 Ah that all sounds really mean. 😔 2w
Megabooks Terrible! What a mean person! 2w
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What a great book - thanks for the initial Ann Rule recommendation @Kaye !

This wasn‘t a whodunit as much as a whydunit and a psychological profile of an individual. Liysa shot her husband but was it in self defence or was she a calculated killer?

I still can‘t stop thinking about this book...

I‘ve included it as #oregon but would equally work well for #hawaii so I may move it, depending on what else I read.

#readingUSA2019

Kaye I‘m glad you liked it. You can use it for whichever state you want, but I might recommend using it for Hawaii, as there aren‘t truckloads of books available for that state , plus if you like Ann Rule, the majority of hers are set in the Washington / Oregon area as that‘s where she lived. It‘d be easy to find a bunch for those states. Just an idea. 💕 2w
squirrelbrain I think I may do just that @Kaye as it does seem as though Hawaii might be a struggle.... 2w
Kaye Just in case, and if you don‘t use this for Hawaii : If you want true crime set in Hawaii , hunt up this one. It‘s partially in Hawaii. It‘s really good. 2w
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Hooked_on_books Oh, excellent! I have one of hers and am glad to know she writes well. I won‘t be using it for this challenge, but now I look forward to reading it even more! 2w
squirrelbrain That one sounds great @kaye, but it‘s not at our library (even to order) or on Libby... Even on Amazon the cheapest used copy is £. Silly me, trying to read US states in the UK ? 2w
Kaye Yes, it‘s probably as hard as it is for me to get books from over there. Some of them are available way before we ever see them, or not at all. This one is an older one , written by Vincent Bugliosi, the same lawyer as in Helier Skelter. It may be hard to find. I‘m not sure if it‘s available on our library ebook page or not. 2w
Librarybelle Sounds great! 2w
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The Black Ball | Ralph Ellison
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#Dontstopmenow was in Shaun of the Dead but was also in a little-known 2003 film called Blackball about crown green bowling (!)....

#maymoviemadness

Velvetfur Omg I've seen that film! I liked it, I thought it was really funny 😅 2w
TrishB Clever 👍🏻 2w
rohit-sawant Nice one! 👏🏼👏🏼 2w
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Michelle McNamara just wouldn‘t #letitbe in her investigation into the Golden State Killer from many decades earlier.

It‘s a shame she didn‘t live to see the outcome....

#beatlesmaynia

Cathythoughts I know ! It was so strange he would be arrested so soon. I‘ve heard nothing sinse then ... 2w
Eggs Great choice💗 2w
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The Far Cry | Emma Smith
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Besides having far in the title this book is definitely all about #howfarillgo.

It‘s the story of Teresa, a young girl who is ‘dragged off‘ to India by her father, to avoid her mother who has recently returned to Teresa‘s life after abandoning her as a baby.

The descriptions of the boat trip there, the people Teresa meets and, of course,India itself are just fabulous.....

Loving the Persephone endpapers, as usual!

#MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen Jealous!! I think I‘m ready to own a Persephone book 3w
erzascarletbookgasm All these #Persephone and #NYRB editions are driving me crazy (in a good way) 😉 3w
rohit-sawant How wonderful! 3w
gradcat I guess I‘m going to have to buy books (as opposed to e-books) so that I can have a nice row of #Persephone & #NYRB editions...really lovely endpapers! 😍 2w
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East of the Sun: A Novel | Julia Gregson
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#herecomesthesun
#beatlemaynia

Love the cover of this one!

julesG Oooooo, look at that cover! 😍😍😍 3w
Velvetfur Those colours are so beautiful! 💚💙 3w
Lcsmcat Pretty cover! 3w
Eggs Gorgeous cover!! 3w
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Benediction | Kent Haruf
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An old man is told he hasn‘t gone long left to live and looks back on the mistakes in his life. It sounds depressing, and in some places it is, but it‘s also uplifting in places, and beautifully written.

#ReadingUSA2019
#colorado

jessinikkip Nice, I need Colorado, and this one sounds good 3w
Kaye Very good ! Great writer, but I haven‘t read this yet. 3w
Marina_h I loved his book Our souls at night and would love to read more of his books! 2w
squirrelbrain I haven‘t read any of his others @Marina_h but would love to do so now! 2w
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So @Kaye has been posting lists of books for our #ReadingUSA2019 challenge. There was a fab-sounding one by Ann Rule for #delaware but of course my (UK)library didn‘t have it.

However they did have this one so off I went. The blurb on the library website definitely said something about #texas but now I‘ve got the book it seems to be split between #oregon and #hawaii. I need all 3 states so we‘ll see when I‘ve read it!

Also 2 other great books!

BarbaraBB You‘ve already covered Delaware! Sunburn was set there, which you shared so generously afterwards ❤️ 3w
squirrelbrain I wish I had @BarbaraBB but I read it last year so it doesn‘t count! 🤨 3w
Kaye I looked up the Rule book you got. It mentioned Hawaii, Oregon and California. Is it one that only has the one story in it ? She wrote several that have one longer story then a few shorter ones . 3w
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squirrelbrain @Kaye , yes it is just one story. I‘ve read a couple of chapters already (good so far!); the murder took place in Oregon and the suspect appears to have spent a lot of time in Hawaii.... 3w
Kaye That‘s great, then you can use it for either state you want. 👍🏼 3w
BarbaraBB Oh, That‘s too bad, I didn‘t realize! 3w
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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I‘m afraid I‘ve been rather obvious with this prompt... When I saw #youngandbeautiful my first thought was The Great Gatsby; I didn‘t realise it had actually been in the film - doh!

Never mind, I have two copies so why not...?!

#MayMovieMagic

TrishB Well I‘ll probably be copying you later with some more copies 😁 3w
squirrelbrain @trishb - I‘m sure you‘ve got *many* more than I have! 🤣 3w
TrishB They‘re not mine they‘re my daughters - it‘s her favourite book. She‘s obsessed with it! 3w
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Cathythoughts Nice pic 👍🏻♥️ 3w
squirrelbrain @TrishB - I know and I‘d love to see some of her copies...! (When you get back from lunch...😁) 3w
Cinfhen Well played🙌🏻💜 3w
rohit-sawant 💚💚 3w
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Found this on Goodreads....

It‘s not on Litsy so the one I‘ve tagged is the Murakami book that‘s on my TBR shelf waiting to be read. I‘ve never read any of his books (yet!).

#beatlemaynia
#yesterday

Eggs Well done 👍🏼👏🏻🤗 3w
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