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Joined June 2017

Speed-reader who's trying to slow down...
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All the Rivers | Dorit Rabinyan
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Some mystery #bookmail....

I *think* it might be from you @BarbaraBB as it‘s from Book Depository. But then I read the blurb on the back and there‘s the Israel connection so I wondered if it was from @Cinfhen ....

So I thought I‘ll be clever and see who‘s read it recently...Well, Barbara read it last month, but Cindy sent a copy to her as a gift! 🤷‍♀️

Anyway, it sounds so wonderful I want to put it right on the top of the TBR pile...

Cinfhen Nope, it wasn‘t me 😇 but I do hope you‘ll love this book!!! 26m
Cinfhen My gift to you was actually sent to the US🙄so now my parents will bring it when they come next month 😬 24m
BarbaraBB You‘re smart 🧐! I did get it from @Cinfhen and absolutely loved it so I bought it for your birthday when I though Station Eleven was missing in action. I hope you‘ll love it too! 😘 (edited) 22m
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squirrelbrain At least I know now @Cinfhen ! Naughty gift, going to the wrong country! 🤪🤣 22m
squirrelbrain It looks just wonderful thank you so much @BarbaraBB ! 😘 20m
TrishB This is a good read 👍🏻 5m
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Papillon | Henri Charriere
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Bonus #covercrush, especially for @gradcat who wanted to see them! 😘

This is a set of 10 Penguins, of which I already posted 2 as my #7days7covers.... (To Kill a Mockingbird and Breakfast at Tiffany‘s)

From top, L to R:

Papillon
A Confederacy of Dunces
Lark Rise
Brideshead Revisited
The Graduate
Cold Comfort Farm
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Great Gatsby

Cinfhen Oh!!! They ‘re amazing 😍 2h
Ruthiella Neat! 2h
TrishB Gorgeous ❤️ 1h
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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A disturbing, odd tale about 3 schoolchildren and a teacher who disappear while on a school picnic. There are many dark undertones contrasting with the prim and proper life in a Victorian ‘young ladies‘ school. I don‘t usually like it when storylines are left unresolved but I expected it with this book, so didn‘t mind and I‘ve been thinking about it all day....

Thanks Cathy for this fab book!

Next up from the ‘birthday jar‘ - Station Eleven

Mitch I love Station Eleven! You're in for a treat! 2h
Cathythoughts So glad you liked it ... and Station Eleven next ... you are on a Birthday roll .... ♥️ 2h
Cinfhen I just finished picnic today too!!!!! And I loved 2h
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Cinfhen Did you think the headmistress killed Sara?? What did you think happened to the other girls and their teacher?? 2h
squirrelbrain I definitely think the headmistress killed Sara - I think there‘s some weird back story there about why she ended up in Aus... no idea about what happened to the others... what do you think @cinfhen? 😘 2h
Cinfhen I initially thought the three seniors had some sort of suicide pact but than Irma showed up alive and untouched. And I didn‘t get the whole thing between Mike & Irma. Did Mike have a thing for Albert??? Did Mike see something?? Did Albert play a role??? 2h
Cinfhen And I read the last chapter that was written by the author but not published in the book, where the author has the girls entering a time warp with the math teacher but the vortex sort of expelled Irma which is why she had a concussion and no memory of the events. It‘s also why all the watches stopped working at the picnic. And Edith, the younger girl was so freaked out from the vortex that she raced down the rock. It‘s kind of out there 🤪 2h
BarbaraBB Oow with all those spoilers this book seems great! I hope you will enjoy Station Eleven just as much 💕 2h
Ruthiella Yes! I like how this book lingers...what happened? Will we ever find an answer to suit us?🤔 2h
TrishB Loved Station Eleven 💕 1h
squirrelbrain Exactly the same questions as you @Cinfhen , but with none of the answers! (Although I do think Mike had a thing for Albert) Definitely don‘t like that time warp idea... but it explains some stuff 🤪🤷‍♀️ 1h
pigeonsandcrows The unpublished chapter that gives an ending was available on Amazon when my book club read this last year, although it wasn't exactly satisfying as I recall. 52m
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Three-Martini Lunch | Suzanne Rindell
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#7days7covers Day 7

#covercrush

If you haven‘t played yet, why not join in? Post a #covercrush every day for 7 days, no explanation needed. Use the hashtags above....

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 7 days complete 2h
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Hideous Kinky | Esther Freud
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It‘s years since I read this.... but I remember enjoying it.
#kinkyafro
#redroseseptember

arlenefinnigan Sounds interesting! 13h
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A Long Night at Abu Simbel | Penelope Lively
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#7days7covers Day 6
#covercrush

Are you playing yet @Jnnlb ? Post a favourite cover each day for 7 days, no comments needed. Try to tag another Litten each day too....

Soubhiville I like this one! 1d
Dragon 😻 24h
KarenUK 🐱💕 23h
gradcat Awww, look at the sweet kitty 🐱 🥰 15h
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻 13h
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Rather an obvious choice, this one, but it certainly fits for #whenikissedtheteacher....

#septembersins

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Ottolenghi SIMPLE | Yotam Ottolenghi
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#pureandsimple
#septembersins

I‘d love the time to be able to cook properly....

#bonuscovercrush

Jenken1998 I have the time. My guys are just too picky. Its frustrating. 2d
Karkar @Jenken1998 me too! My husband is sooooo picky. 2d
Ruthiella I don‘t have the patience or the palate unfortunately. 😔 2d
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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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#7days7covers Day 5

#covercrush

Are you taking part yet @Jemmygem ? Simply post a gorgeous cover each day for 7 days, no explanations needed. Try and tag another Litten each day....

KarenUK Lovely! 💕 2d
Jemmygem @squirrelbrain no I haven‘t thanks will start my day one. Lol have to think what I‘m going to choose 2d
sudi 💜 2d
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gradcat NICE “Breakfast at Tiffany‘s” cover...I haven‘t seen that one! ♥️ 2d
squirrelbrain Thanks @gradcat - it came in a set of 10 books, which also included the Mockingbird cover I posted yesterday.... 2d
gradcat They‘re really cool...these are also Penguins, I see.... 🐧 ♥️ 2d
squirrelbrain They are @gradcat - I‘ve had them forever so can‘t remember when / where I bought them. I may just post a picture of all 10 in the next few days, they‘re all quite unusual... 2d
gradcat I would love to see them. Your particular collection of books, the Penguins, well, I find them all quite lovely. I even like the spines of them displayed on your shelf. I do wish I‘d had the presence of mind to collect books in the manner that you do. I think it‘s so nice to have certain favorite things to collect, and fun! And then your friends & relatives know exactly what to get for you as gifts! 😂 ♥️ 📚 Bonus! (edited) 2d
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The 19th Wife | David Ebershoff
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Recently sent to me by @Caroline2 (who enjoyed it). I haven‘t got round to reading it yet, but I would suggest that this is #groundsfordivorce...

#redroseseptember

Cinfhen Ha!!! My SIL loved this book but I still haven‘t gotten to it yet, either (edited) 2d
TrishB I haven‘t got to yet either!! 2d
Cathythoughts Good book 👍🏻♥️ 2d
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Caroline2 😂 yes!!!! 2d
arlenefinnigan Sounds interesting! 2d
BarbaraBB Clever 😂 2d
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂 2d
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Loved this book about a man who parks his car in random spaces in Manhattan just to sit and read his paper....

The first 3 times we holidayed in New York we stayed in a hotel on W44th between 5th and 6th Avenues -Tepper‘s first parking space is on W43rd between 5th and 6th - maybe we even saw him out of the hotel window! 🤣

Thanks for such a wonderful NYC book @Oryx - I recall you telling me about it at the #readingretreat way back in April...

squirrelbrain I‘ve made a selection ‘jar‘ for all of my birthday books and next up (courtesy of my MiL picking it out) is this one. Looking forward to it @cathythoughts! 2d
Cathythoughts Oh great. I hope you like it 😘 2d
TrishB Great idea! 2d
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Crazeedi @squirrelbrain I love your idea! 2d
Oryx So glad you liked it. It's the most New York book ever 😁 2d
squirrelbrain Isn‘t it just @Oryx ?! Not just the locations but the attitudes too! 😁 2d
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The Leeds Library | Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (Library)
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My new favourite place had a book sale today.... all of these were 50p each! 😁👍❤️

I already have 84 Charing Cross Road but as it‘s one of my favourites of all time, and this is a different edition, so what was I supposed to do?!

I hope I‘m correct in thinking that the Val McDermid is the first in the series?

TrishB Great haul 👍🏻 that is the first in the series. 3d
squirrelbrain Yay! I knew you‘d know @trishb! 👍 3d
Ruthiella Nice haul😍! 3d
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LeahBergen What a great edition of Charing Cross! 👏🏻👏🏻 3d
TrishB It‘s a great series. 👍🏻 (edited) 3d
Cathythoughts I recently got The Mermaids Singing too ( on kindle ) is day it will be good 👍🏻♥️great bargains 3d
Emilymdxn The overstory is one of my all time favourite books! I hope you like it 3d
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#7covers7days
#covercrush
Day4

@emz711 are you playing yet? Post your 7 favourite covers over 7 days, no explanation needed. Try to tag someone new each day...

Amiable That‘s a great cover of this one! 3d
IamIamIam Oh, that's a fun cover!!! 3d
Megabooks Love it! 3d
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Nute I think that this cover is so fitting. I might have to purchase yet another edition of this book just so that I can have this cover! 3d
TNbookworm Love this cover💚 3d
Cathythoughts Cover 👍🏻♥️ 3d
Tanisha_A That's my favourite cover of all time. 3d
gradcat Awww...I love that cover—a tree swing—so perfect for Scout & the setting! ♥️ 3d
emz711 I am not! 3d
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Haven‘t read this but sounds good....

#bizarrelovetriangle

#redroseseptember

arlenefinnigan Perfect! 3d
gradcat It DOES sound good! ♥️ 3d
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State by State | Sean Wilsey, Matt Weiland
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#americanpie
#septembersins

To all my #ReadingUSA2019 friends - would it be considered cheating to just read this book for the challenge?! 🤣

Ruthiella Nice short cut!😂 4d
jhod Good thinking ! 4d
jenniferw88 😂😂😂 4d
Librarybelle 😂😂😂 Well, it technically does cover the 50 states... 4d
Hooked_on_books Totally cheating! But very clever of you. 😏 Maybe as a companion piece after you‘ve read all 50? 4d
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3

So difficult to find someone who isn‘t already doing this... I tag one of my most recent followers @The.Intentional.Reader - why not have a go? 7 of your favourite covers each day for a week - no explanation needed. Tag a fellow Litten each day to join in.

KarenUK Ooooh I hadn‘t seen this cover. I like this one... 😍 (edited) 4d
squirrelbrain It‘s lovely isn‘t it @karenuk?! I‘m trying really hard not to post *all* NYC covers for this challenge! (edited) 4d
Cathythoughts I have this one too. And I had it stacked for this challenge... gorgeous cover. 👍🏻♥️ 4d
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gradcat I know what you mean! I guess the point is just to keep trying, and then we‘ll see loads of covers for a long while! 😊 Love this cover, and it‘s yet another book I haven‘t gotten to, but you recommend it? ♥️ 4d
erzascarletbookgasm On my tbr! Though my cover is boring! 4d
squirrelbrain I do recommend it @gradcat - one of my favourites last year... 3d
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Squirrel in the House | Vivian Vande Velde
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Thank you so much for this gorgeous bookmark @TrishB - it is just UH-MAY-ZING!

You are so good at presents! 😁 😘

LeahBergen How cute! 😍 5d
TrishB Yay 😀 glad it arrived, if slightly belated for your birthday! 5d
julesG Wow!!! It's beautiful! 5d
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squirrelbrain Who has just a one-day birthday anymore @trishb?! A week at least... 😁 5d
squirrelbrain It‘s lovely isn‘t it @LeahBergen @julesg?! 5d
erzascarletbookgasm So cute and thoughtful! ❤️👏 5d
TrishB That‘s very true and at least a year for a big one! 4d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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And breathe....

I‘m exhausted!

You HAVE to read this book....

(Took the cover off so I could take it on the train - I *never* take shiny new books on the train!)

Cinfhen Does it end on another cliffhanger??? 5d
Melismatic I‘m the same way with dust covers! 5d
squirrelbrain Not telling @Cinfhen ! 🤨🤫 5d
Graciouswarriorprincess I take off the dust jackets as well! I'm so into it but darn work gets in the way...lol! 5d
Rachel_nyc So excited for this one! I almost got the ebook but I know I‘m going to want the physical book so I‘m going to pick it up over the weekend. 4d
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I‘m not usually a fan of fantasy- style books but I enjoyed #theshow in this one!

#septembersins

Cinfhen I wish this book would be made into a movie 🍿 5d
ShelfRighteous The storytelling is the best in this one🤩 one of my favs 5d
emz711 Incredible! 5d
Rachel_nyc @Cinfhen Me too!!! 4d
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#7days7covers Day 2

#covercrush

I tag @sprainedbrain if you‘d like to play along - just post your favourite covers, 1 a day for 7 days and tag another Litten each time.... No explanations needed, just pretty pictures!

gradcat Love that cover!! ♥️♥️♥️ 5d
robinb Gorgeous! 5d
youneverarrived It‘s lovely! 5d
Cinfhen Love this one!,, 5d
Lcsmcat That‘s a cover for this book that I haven‘t seen before. 5d
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The Broken Biscuit | John Cowell
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One off #mummysquirrel‘s shelves, about growing up in a family where #moneystootighttomention....
#redroseseptember

Cinfhen Mummy Squirrel has a treasure trove of fabulous books ❤️ 6d
Cinfhen But this one sounds heartbreaking 6d
arlenefinnigan Sounds like something my mum would like. Especially if the Catholic Herald are recommending it 😉 5d
squirrelbrain She only keeps books that she likes @arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen and she‘s re-read this one, so it must be good! 5d
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I seem to remember that this one had a nasty #littlepriest in it....

#septembersins

Cathythoughts It certainly did !!! Brilliant book too ... ( horrible priest (edited) 6d
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#7days7covers #covercrush #Day1

Thanks for the tag @KarenUK !

Post 7 covers that you love over 7 days, no explanation needed. Tag someone new each day to play along. Would you like to join in Minette? @gradcat

KarenUK Love this book! 💕💕 6d
gradcat I‘m already playing...I‘m sorry! Not sure what you‘re supposed to do if that happens.... 😬! 6d
squirrelbrain I did wonder if you might already be playing @gradcat! I‘ll continue to tag you anyway during my 7 days, if you don‘t mind.... 😘 6d
gradcat I do not mind...I love seeing your book choices! 6d
Hooked_on_books Oh yeah, that‘s pretty. I like that cover much better than the one I‘ve seen in the US (often the case for me). 6d
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Humboldt's Gift | Saul Bellow
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Thank you so much for the lovely gift @gradcat - so nice to come home from work to bookish surprises! And what a lovely bag it came in too. I‘m very much looking forward to reading this and I‘m so lucky to have met you as a friend on here! 😘

gradcat Ah, you got it—good! You‘re so welcome, and I‘m really hoping you enjoy Bellow as much as I do! Btw, if you already have the book, feel free to exchange it. I thought I remembered that you hadn‘t read any of his work yet. ♥️♥️♥️ 6d
gradcat And by the way, I‘M the lucky one! 🥰 6d
squirrelbrain No, definitely don‘t have it and you‘re right, I‘ve never read Bellow. I‘m hoping he‘s going to make me feel all clever and erudite when I‘ve read him! 🤣 6d
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Went with the band for this one....

#saturn5
#redroseseptember

Cinfhen Not familiar with the band but I just heard the song and I liked it! How was last night??? 7d
squirrelbrain It was fab @Cinfhen - and I‘ve just read the first 15 chapters on the train this morning.... so annoying that I have to work for the rest of the day! 😬 7d
Cinfhen 15 chapters is a solid start!!! Keep me posted on your progress 6d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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We‘re waiting.... 😁

Excited dance!

Cinfhen Super exciting 1w
TrishB Cool👍🏻 1w
Soubhiville Yay! 1w
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kaysworld1 So gelouse but have a great time x 7d
Mitch OMG wasnt it good! 7d
squirrelbrain It was amazing wasn‘t it @Mitch?! Just about to start the book on my way to work.... 💚 7d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Out to dinner with @ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed before going to the cinema... so excited!

Ella is just catching up with the Atwood article from this week‘s Sunday Times Style magazine - no spoilers though, other than a mention of the ‘Pearl Girls‘! 🤔

Neither of us has our sticky little paws on a book yet - we‘ve both been at work all day!

Birdsong28 Have fun i will also be watching!!! 📚 📖 1w
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Pat Stewart was a dancer who became an icon after this picture was snapped of her on Blackpool seafront.

This is her memoir and is taken from #mummysquirrel‘s bookshelves - Pat went to the same school as my Mum, although she was there at the same time as my Mum‘s much older sisters, so my Mum didn‘t actually know her.
#withmylittlestickofblackpoolrock
#redroseseptember

arlenefinnigan Excellent pick 👍 1w
Cinfhen That cover is AWESOME 1w
marleed I love that cover so much! 1w
LeahBergen Cool! 7d
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I only posted a review of this one recently but it fits nicely with the prompt as Edgar has a number of near misses in his life but always gets saved....
#howtosavealife
#septembersins

laurenbescoby Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Hoping to get a gift to you by the end of the month 💕 x 1w
squirrelbrain I had a lovely birthday thank you @laurenbescoby - don‘t worry about a gift - send me a little note if you have time. I‘d love to hear all your news! 1w
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Just ‘cos it‘s got ‘never‘ in the title - the best I could do today 😬😜

#redroseseptember
#neverforget

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@robinb @Crazeedi my wonderful fairy friends - just realised I took a picture of your lovely cards yesterday and, in all the excitement, forgot to post on here! How very remiss of me 🤨😝

It‘s so nice getting mail from abroad and thank you both for your lovely notes and the bookmarks 😘

Hope your daughter also had a lovely birthday, Diane 😁🍰

CouronneDhiver Awww. Book friends are the best! 1w
robinb 😘💕🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️ 1w
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I thought this was a recipe book, but it appears to be a novel... whichever, it certainly fits #shakeitoff (and it‘s making me hungry!)

#septembersins

Cathythoughts It‘s making me hungry too 😋 1w
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The Rotters' Club | Jonathan Coe
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Look what‘s just arrived @jhod ! Thank you so much - this is one that I stacked when I was hosting the challenge last month.... I think based on the recommendation of @arlenefinnigan ! I love this cover too....

arlenefinnigan One of my favourite books ever. My copy has woodchip wallpaper for the cover 😂 1w
BarbaraBB What a coincidence. I also just started this book, based on @arlenefinnigan ‘s recommendation! 1w
jhod Happy Birthday! 😘 1w
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squirrelbrain How funny @BarbaraBB ! We could have done a buddy read, but i‘m already reading two other books... 🤷‍♀️ 1w
BarbaraBB It‘s no buddy read material I think. It is the kind of book you can‘t stop reading once you start it! 😘 (edited) 1w
squirrelbrain Look forward to it @BarbaraBB ... see how good it sounds @jhod - thank you! 😘 1w
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Thank you so much for the gift @Caroline2 ! ❤️ It‘s a definite for a buddy read.... I think we should check to see how many of the same books we have on each of our shelves - a lot, I reckon!

The bookmark is lovely and I adore the card - I too would eat all of the cake, given the chance! 😁🍰🐿

Caroline2 I am so sorry it‘s a duplicate!! 🤦🏻‍♀️ typical! A massive tbr list and I still manage to send you the same book as someone else! 😆 1w
squirrelbrain @Caroline2 - just shows you have good taste 👍😁 I‘ve looked at it a few times in the shops and it gets great reviews on here so it should be a good one! 1w
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Supposed to be a very accessible, interesting #mathematics book, but I haven‘t read it...

#redroseseptember

arlenefinnigan Accessible maths? Is there such a thing 😉 1w
squirrelbrain @arlenefinnigan - I‘m an accountant so I probably should say yes! 1w
MicheleinPhilly @arlenefinnigan I‘m with you on that. Oxymoron! 1w
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rwmg I wish they wouldn't give books different titles in the UK and the US 1w
gradcat I really liked this book—your prompt just brought it back to my mind—I love your post! ♥️ Oh, hey, I almost forgot—did you have a nice birthday? (edited) 1w
squirrelbrain I had a fabulous, incredibly bookish birthday, thank you @gradcat! What could be more perfect?! 😘 1w
Cinfhen Another book that has my attention 1w
gradcat Yay!! Good for you—you deserve it! ♥️ 1w
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Cilla Black: Bobby's Girl | Douglas Thompson
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#theentertainer
#septembersins

Although I loved Blind Date back in the day, Cilla wasn‘t my cup of tea, I‘m afraid, but she certainly was an entertainer!

From #mummysquirrel‘s bookshelves... 😁🐿

TheEllieMo She did have a fabulous voice; Anyone Who Had A Heart is a great song 2w
Susannah @TheEllieMo I love “Anyone Who Had a Heart”—all the versions: Cilla, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield. 😍 2w
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I know I‘ve completely filled the feed with posts just now, but I‘m so very lucky to have such a wonderful group of friends on here! One last birthday picture, I promise!

This is one of my gifts from my husband, for all you 🐧 lovers out there! He bought a whole collection of around 60 vintage penguins - the big box is double stacked! ❤️ I feel a library shelf rearrangement coming on... 😁

AmyG Wow! 🙌🏻 2w
Cinfhen Awwww, that‘s fantastic 🧡🧡🧡 you must be SO excited 2w
marleed Oh wow! 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm That‘s so wonderful! 😍 2w
Caroline2 Ohhhh my....they‘re so pretty!!! 😍 ok, I have serious book envy now!!! 😁 2w
zezeki 😍😍😍 2w
LauraBeth WOW!! 😻😻😻 2w
Birdsong28 😍😍😍😍 2w
Ruthiella Love it! 😀 Please share the bookshelf reorganization when ready. I‘m a sucker for that! (edited) 2w
youneverarrived Wow 😍😍 2w
DaveGreen7777 Hope you have a wonderful birthday! 🥳🎂🎁🎈🎉 2w
squirrelbrain Of course I will @ruthiella - what is Litsy for if not sharing bookshelf reorganisations?! ❤️ 2w
squirrelbrain Thanks @DaveGreen7777 - I‘ve had a wonderful bookish day! ❤️ 2w
LeahBergen Ohhhh! I love it! 🧡🧡🧡 Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 2w
Kalalalatja How wonderful! 2w
Kaila-ann Happy birthday!! 🎂🎉🎁 2w
Hooked_on_books Wowza, he‘s a keeper. What a great birthday! 🎂 2w
squirrelbrain He certainly is, isn‘t he @Hooked_on_books ?! Your stickers are on their way today! ❤️ 2w
Hooked_on_books @squirrelbrain Hooray! I shall keep my 👀 peeled for them. 😬 1w
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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@Cathythoughts - thank you so much for the wonderful books! I‘ve nearly bought the tagged book a few times so Im very much looking forward to that! I put Case Histories on my TBR as it is The Leeds Library‘s book group read for October, so that‘s fabulous! I know lots of Littens love the series too...

And the chocolate looks lovely - I don‘t think we get that in England so I can‘t wait... 😋

Thank you @kaysworld1 for the lovely card!

erzascarletbookgasm Lovely gifts. 👏The tagged book is good 👍 2w
Cathythoughts Your so welcome friend 💫.. happy Birthday 🎉. Case Histories is my Bookclub choice for September too 🤷🏻‍♀️ must be something in the air .... and a Litsy buddy read for the Holliday season too 2w
Cathythoughts Text went .... happy Birthday Helen xxxxx enjoy your day 2w
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MaureenMc Mmm, Butler‘s 😋🍫 2w
youneverarrived That chocolate is so nice 😋 Lovely gifts ♥️ 2w
squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts - i‘m really looking forward to reading it, sounds like another series that we might get hooked into! ❤️ 2w
LeahBergen How nice! And both books are SO good. 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
squirrelbrain That‘s good to know @LeahBergen - I‘m looking forward to both of them! 2w
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The Absolutist | John Boyne
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Trish - thank you so much for the wonderful gifts! I adored Heart‘s Invisible Furies (one of my favourites from last year) and I have A Ladder to the Sky on my Kindle TBR, so I‘m really looking forward to these. Thanks also for the bookmarks and stationery ( stationery geek here!) and for sending Blackout...

The card is just adorable - I should frame it! Hope your hen weekend is going OK 😁😬😘

erzascarletbookgasm The card is gorgeous! 🐿 Hope you‘re having a lovely day! 2w
Cinfhen @TrishB NEEDS to start a gift service xx She ALWAYS picks the perfect presents 💜 2w
Cathythoughts Oooohhhh great book 👍🏻♥️ 2w
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youneverarrived That card is perfect for you 🐿 Blackout is brilliant. 5 star read for me. (edited) 2w
squirrelbrain I agree @Cinfhen - @TrishB is so clever at present-picking! ❤️ 2w
squirrelbrain @youneverarrived - good to hear that about Blackout. I stacked it when I hosted the photo challenge - it does sound like a great read, if difficult... 2w
TrishB Glad you like them ❤️ hope you had s great day. 2w
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Thanks for the wonderful gifts @BarbaraBB and @kathedron - I feel so very lucky!

Barbara - I‘m very much looking forward to reading Station Eleven, I‘ve heard such good reviews on here!

Kate - I stacked this one from the recent reading challenge I co-hosted and it does sound really good doesn‘t it? I‘ll let you know when I‘ve read it.... Thanks also for the chocolate 😋

kathedron I reckon even wild women are partial to good chocolate!😊 Both of these books are on my TBR: I'd love to hear what you think of them. Hope you are having a lovely day. 🎉🎈 2w
BarbaraBB I saw it on your TBR, so I hope you‘ll like it. Congratulations 🎈❤️💃🌹 2w
Cinfhen So many awesome gifts 🎁 2w
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Caroline2 I loved station eleven. 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts Station Eleven ♥️♥️♥️♥️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Oryx Station Eleven - one of my favorites! 2w
squirrelbrain Wow - sounds like everyone loves Station Eleven! @Caroline2 @Cathythoughts @Oryx *Really* looking forward to it now @BarbaraBB ! 2w
Caroline2 OH and we can add Wilderness to our list of buddy read potentials! 😆 👍🏻 2w
squirrelbrain Yay @Caroline2 - I think it was from your post that I stacked it in the first place.... do we have matching TBR shelves, or what?! 2w
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Thank you so much for the gift @Birdsong28 ! I hope that you can all see the gorgeous bracelet with the squirrel on it... I love that it says ‘a bit nuts‘! Thanks for the bookmarks and the lovely card too! 😘❤️

Birdsong28 Glad you liked everything 😘. I never saw the 'a bit nuts' hope you are having a good day 📚📖 2w
Cinfhen Love the squirrels 🐿 2w
youneverarrived Aww I love that 🥰 2w
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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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Thank you so much for these wonderful books @RachelO ! The tagged book is one that I‘ve been wanting to read for a while and I love that you say you were drawn to buy the Wharton for me when you saw it in the shop. You‘re so very right - I too would have been drawn to it had I seen it in a shop - I can‘t wait to read it!

And the card... ❤️🐿❤️🐿! Hope your conference goes well.... and the campervan does have a name - it‘s Tufty! 🤣

Cinfhen 💝💝💝 2w
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Thanks so much for the lovely gifts Emma and Katie!

Emma - I remember talking about this book with you, due to it being NYC based - I‘m very much looking forward to it!

Katie - it arrived today - yay! This is one I‘ve had my eye on for a while and I‘ve picked it up in the shops a couple of times but never actually bought it, so thoughtful of you and of course, it comes highly recommended by you!

Cinfhen You‘ve been properly spoiled 🥰 2w
youneverarrived Oh I‘m glad it got there on your birthday 💕 that was super quick. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Birthday 🥂🎂 2w
BarbaraBB You‘ve been really spoiled today! Enjoy 💕 2w
Oryx ♥️♥️ 2w
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Thank you so much for your gorgeous package @jenniferw88 ! I hope that you can all see it here....it was difficult to fit it all in to one picture!

There is a squirrel bag and a scarf, some socks, a cookie cutter, a bookmark, a magnet.... And the card is adorable too.

I know that you said you‘ve been collecting bits over the course of months and I really do appreciate your thoughtfulness - you‘re a wonderful friend to have!

SamanthaMarie That is SUCH a lovely and thoughtful package!!! 2w
jenniferw88 Glad you like it! Hope you have a great rest of the day! X 2w
AmyG How lovely. That scarf! And The Alienist is so good. 2w
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Cinfhen UH.MAY.ZING @jenniferw88 💕💕💕 2w
youneverarrived How thoughtful! These are all so lovely 💕 2w
squirrelbrain Isn‘t it just fabulous @SamanthaMarie , @AmyG , @Cinfhen ,@youneverarrived?! @jenniferw88 is so thoughtful! ❤️ 2w
LeahBergen So cute! I love the scarf ❤️ 2w
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I haven‘t read this, or seen any of the film versions... is that really bad?!

#chippytea
#redroseseptember

Cinfhen Happy birthday 🎉🎊🎁🎂 🐿Go NUTS 🥜 🥜 🥜 😘😘😘 2w
arlenefinnigan Happy birthday! 2w
RachelO 🎉🐿🎂🍷📚Happy Birthday Helen! 📚🍷🎂🐿🎉 2w
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TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉🥂🥂 enjoy your day Helen 🍰 2w
julesG Happy Birthday!!!! Have a wonderful day! 🎉🎂🎊🍫💐 2w
Birdsong28 Happy Birthday. Hope you have a good day 😘🎂 🎉 🎊 📚 📖 2w
Dawnrod1970 Happy Birthday 🎂 2w
Chelsea.Poole Happy Birthday 🌻 2w
LauraBeth Happy Birthday!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2w
jhod Happy birthday ! 🤩 2w
Soubhiville Have a wonderful birthday! 2w
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday Helen! 🥂 2w
Crazeedi I loved that book, and Happy birthday!!🎂🥂 2w
squirrelbrain Thanks @Cinfhen and @arlenefinnigan - I‘m having a lovely day so far! 😘 2w
squirrelbrain Thanks @RachelO @TrishB @Birdsong28 and thanks for your lovely gifts - piccies coming soon! 😁❤️ 2w
squirrelbrain Thanks @julesG @Dawnrod1970 @Chelsea.Poole @LauraBeth @jhod @Soubhiville @MicheleinPhilly @Crazeedi - this is such a wonderful community to be a part of! ❤️ 2w
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂🎂🎂! (And my favorite version of Mr. Chips is the musical with Petula Clark and Peter O‘Toole. 😊) 2w
squirrelbrain Thanks @rubyslippersreads - I should watch that sometime! ❤️ 2w
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Postman Pat Has Too Many Parcels | John Cunliffe, Stuart Trotter
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This is the picture that my husband sent me when he got home from work.... he‘s not really into staging Litsy photos so please excuse the cereal box in the background! 🤣

Thanks so much for the parcels @TrishB @kathedron @Oryx - I‘m so lucky to have wonderful friends! Hope you‘re having a fab holiday Emma!

Oryx I'm having a lovely time, thanks! May just buy myself a little bothy/blackhouse and not return. Happy birthday 🎉🎈🎂 2w
Cinfhen It‘s almost birthday time 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳the item I ordered for you ended up being back ordered so it‘s gonna be a little belated 😘😘😘 2w
Caroline2 Oh how exciting! Mine is on its way too. 😉 2w
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kathedron You are very welcome, Helen! Wishing you a fabulous day 🎁🎂📚 2w
Cathythoughts Happy Birthday ♥️ 2w
kaysworld1 Happy birthday I hope mine arrived on time 🥳😍💖💖💖💖💖 2w
Gissy Ahhhh book mail!!!🤤 2w
gradcat Hiya Helen! I just want to offer up another birthday greeting and a big thank you to you for being my Litsy friend. You always make me feel very special—you say such kind things to me in your comments & fairy emails, and I appreciate it so much...you wouldn‘t believe how much! Anyway, I sent you a small package for your special day, but just know it will NOT arrive on time. It is taken from one of our Litsy convos—just something for you to try. ♥️ 2w
squirrelbrain Ooh I look forward to it @Cinfhen and @caroline2 ! 😘 2w
squirrelbrain You are so lovely @gradcat - I very much look forward to receiving your mail! ❤️😘 2w
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Even better the second time around.... now I‘m ready for Tuesday!

Did anyone else see that Amazon have mistakenly sent some copies of The Testaments too early?! I bet mine isn‘t one of them... 😁

Birdsong28 @squirrelbrain Oh no!!! What a mistake!! 😂📚📖I'm getting mine from Foyles as there is a badge with it 2w
Caroline2 Yes!! I read an article about that too. Apparently it was just in the USA tho. 🙄 cor, can you imagine being the person responsible for that mistake....! 😬 2w
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I used to love these books .... I‘ve posted the French version as I went on holiday to France as a teenager and it wasn‘t such a #sweetsuccess.

I stayed with a pen friend who was a few years older than me and much more worldly wise. I didn‘t know her parents were going to be away and she kicked me out of the house everyday when she went to work... ☹️

She had a stack of SVH in French so I sat in the park all day and read them!

#soulseptember

Oryx What a horrible experience - I wasn't a very worldly teenager, I wouldn't have coped well with that! Still, SVH can make things better. 2w
Susannah Oh no! I‘m retroactively indignant for you: I can‘t believe she didn‘t tell you before you went that you‘d have to go out during the day when no one was home. 🤦‍♀️ I‘m glad you had books for the park. 2w
Eggs How awful Helen 😔 2w
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You Don't Know Me | Imran Mahmood
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I immediately thought of this for #allrise as it‘s set in a courtroom....

#septembersins

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Have you read this one Arlene? Sounds interesting...

It looks like required reading for anyone about to #hitthenorth.

#redroseseptember

Cinfhen I‘m oddly drawn to this book 🤷🏼‍♀️#stacked 2w
TrishB Lol! I‘ve just done this one too 😁 great minds! Posted parcel for you yesterday Helen, if it arrived today you have to wait until tomorrow 🎉🎉 2w
arlenefinnigan Haven't read it yet, think I gave it to my brother one Christmas. Deffo want to though! 2w
squirrelbrain Great minds think alike @TrishB ! I think the parcel has arrived, according to hubs, but I‘m not home yet.... 😁 2w
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