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Joined March 2016

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The Library Book | Rebecca Gray (Publishing editor)
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It‘s finally finished! Or thereabouts 😂 this is of course the most important room in the house to me... the one where I keep my books 😉slightly worried as I‘ve already run out of shelving space despite doing some serious weeding 🙈 #bookshelves #library #bookish

GypsyKat Love this! 3mo
LizzieChantree Wow! What an amazing room. 🌈📚 3mo
BookwormAHN Looks fantastic 👏🏻 3mo
Ddzmini Looks amazing 😉 📖😋 3mo
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I say every few months that I'm going to come back here and it never quite pans out but I'm going to give it a go anyway. I'm doing some rereads of old favourites over the summer while I write my thesis and this is the first one I'm tackling. Thoughts so far: I'm cringing at some of the “-isms“ in this book - which is very of its time - but also totally remembering why I loved it so much. Check #magpiememories for my summer of rereading!

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I'm in the process of moving so am definitely behind not just on posting here (as usual!) but on pretty much everything. Took some time out over today and yesterday with this gem though. Absolutely hilarious - like genuinely spit out your drink funny - and very interesting, especially if you've actually been to Wigtown. I hope to go back many, many times :)

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Today‘s current read 😊 so far so good. I‘m also partway through The Proposal. #boutofbooks

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Hey Ladies! | Michelle Markowitz, Caroline Moss
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From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
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@Mitch amazing #jolabokaflodswap gifts! Thank you so much 💕

Mitch Glad you like it! Happy Christmas 🎄👏🏻🎄 10mo
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Beautiful Mystery | Louise Penny
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@Oryx thank you soooo much! I had a suspicion you were my Santa but I am blown away with how good your choices were 💕merry Christmas to you and yours... and I hope you enjoy your #stuffedstockingswap 😉

Avanders ♥️🎄❄️💙🥰 10mo
Oryx You're welcome! I was excited to see The Enchanted on your tbr, as it's one I thought was fantastic. Hope you enjoy it. ♥️ 10mo
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Nearly forgot to mention I signed up for this the other day! I can‘t get enough of swaps #jolabokaflodswap

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Jolly Christmas Postman | Allan Ahlberg
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So I forgot to take a photo of mine before I posted, but if you‘re south of me, there‘s not one but two parcels heading your way right now! Counting down the days til the 6th now 💕🎄🎉 #stuffedstockingswap

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What‘s this? My swap package? How exciting!!!

(Mine will be posted on Saturday 😊)

#stuffedstockingswap

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Winter related I love penguins and polar bears.
2. I love tea, so drink loads during Winter. I also love beer, there are some great Christmas ones.
3. Fairytale of New York is the only Christmas song as far as I‘m concerned.
4. Christmas markets, definitely.
5. Lord of the Rings
6. Merryteasers 💕
7. Cinnamon 💕
8. Allllll the mismatched baubles.
9. I actually write a really great Christmas quiz if I do say so myself.
#stuffedstockingswap

Chrissyreadit ❤️💚🎶I love Fairytale of New York and Christmas beer too! 🍻 yummmm 11mo
thebookmagpie @Chrissyreadit soooo good. I love this time of year 🎄💕 11mo
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Cruel Crown | Victoria Aveyard
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I‘m loving these books way more than I expected 💕💕💕

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Found this little guy earlier and he reminded me to enter the #stuffedstockingswap 😊 I love this time of year 🎄🎄🎄

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Reading about Edinburgh in Edinburgh 😊 #yearofmarvellousreading

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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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I‘ll start my uni work any minute, I swear... #yearofmarvellousreading

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I feel this expression very deeply #yearofmarvellousreading

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A God in Ruins | Kate Atkinson
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I feel very Seen #yearofmarvellousreading

Readergrrl I love this: both sentiment and quote. I was an only child and reading was my adventure! 12mo
thebookmagpie @Readergrrl yes! I‘m the exact same - I‘m sure there‘s a lot of us out there in fact 😊 12mo
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The Beast Is an Animal | Peternelle van Arsdale
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First book of my #yearofmarvellousreading done and WHAT a book. It‘s an unbelievably creepy and atmospheric exploration of the way women have been hated and feared and the way that religious oppression and mob mentalities can be twisted against them. Alys is a fantastic main character and I was really rooting for her to win out despite everything being against her. Can not recommend enough!

Linsy Love that cover! ♥️ 12mo
thebookmagpie @Linsy it‘s so pretty! 12mo
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The Beast Is an Animal | Peternelle van Arsdale
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My Year of Marvellous Reading

So I‘ve not been around here much this last year. I‘ve just started a Masters course and you might think the last thing I need is a new project. But now that I‘m doing a lot of more serious reading for uni I want to be able to read things that grab me straight away, and I want to document it here! Here‘s to a #yearofmarvellousreading and FINALLY getting to some of my most anticipated books.

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Don‘t mind me I‘m only BAWLING MY EYES OUT #24in48 #harrypotter

LibrarianJen Im listening to this on audio with the family for #24in48 ! 1y
thebookmagpie @LibrarianJen the audio is so good! Stephen Fry or Jim Dale? 1y
LibrarianJen @thebookmagpie Jim Dale 💖 I have all 1-7 read by him. 1y
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My super optimistic #24in48 pile! It‘s nearly 3pm here and I‘m just home from work so I doubt I‘ll make a full 24 hours but I‘m happy to be participating! #tbr #bookstack

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These illustrated editions are 🔥🔥🔥

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9 Days and 9 Nights | Katie Cotugno
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#boutofbooks Day 4: finished these over the last few days but haven't had a chance to post! Now to put together a new TBR 🤔

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This was amazing and utterly heartbreaking! I'd never heard of the Brethren before and it's astonishing and horrifying to discover they still exist within the UK to this day. Stott is very even-handed in telling her story, with a magnanimity and compassion that I find so impressive. Definitely worth picking up, especially if you're interested in cults and the psychological effect they have on people. #boutofbooks

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Starting TBR for #boutofbooks 😊

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Penguin Modern Poets 3: Your Family, Your Body | Sharon Olds, Warsan Shire, Malika Booker
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A little poetry with "breakfast" ?

MarriedtoMrT I love Pepsi Max. 1y
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Shaking Hands With Death | Terry Pratchett
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I've been putting off reading this one, but today - which would have been his 70th birthday - seems as good as any. #GNUTerryPratchett

Reviewsbylola Ooooh definitely a good choice for today then! 1y
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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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Legit teared up

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Cress | Marissa Meyer
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It's nice to be home 😌📚

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Scarlet | Marissa Meyer
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And now for the return journey 🚂🚂🚂👠👠👠

Maike Love Punk IPA! 😍 2y
ephemeralwaltz Yes, that beer is 💥💥❤️ 1y
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Peter Rabbit | Beatrix Potter
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Peter?

MinDea 😂😂😂😂😂 2y
Louise 😍😍😍 2y
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Loving this so far! Perfect book for a train journey 🚂💕

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The Edwardians | Vita Sackville-West
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My 50th book so far this year -1/3 of my Goodreads goal 💪💪💪 unfortunately I wasn't mad about this one, it should have been right up my alley but felt lacklustre and just when it would pique my interest it would deviate away from the thing that interested me!

Reviewsbylola That‘s unfortunate but congrats on hitting 50!! This is a beautiful cover. 2y
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1. Manchee!
2. The Disc!
3. Ruby Oliver 💕
#largestisogrammicgiveaway

Thanks @Tove_Reads 😊

Tagged @Tablet-and-Books

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ok, at least I know Ruby Oliver😀 2y
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1. Small town (as long as I can walk to a decent grocery shop!)
2. Rock for definite
3. This one is hard, but Literary Fiction if I'm pushed 😄
4. All pineapple, all the time
5. Mr Darcy, but I've not read/seen Gone With the Wind 🙈
Thanks @readherwriteher 😊

#thisorthat

readherwriteher @thebookmagpie I‘m the opposite, I haven‘t read/watched Pride and Prejudice. 2y
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The Iliad | Homer
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Is this thing still on?

(I've not been here in a while!)

RaimeyGallant Can you adjust the feedback? ;) 2y
thebookmagpie @Jess7 I deleted the other two but thanks for the heads up! It kept telling me it hadn't posted 🤔 2y
Jess7 Sometimes it can be finicky! 🤗 2y
RaimeyGallant Haha:) 2y
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It's 3.30 here and I'm finally getting the chance to sit down and read for #24in48. I doubt I'll make it to 24 hours now but it'll be nice to see how much I can get in 😊

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These two are projects that will keep me going, one for months, the other for the whole year. Anyone else got any longer term projects going?

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I‘m 84% done with War and Peace. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel. 2y
rather_be_reading so cool! 1y
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Family | Pa Chin
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I'll be picking from these for #BoutofBooks - I think I'm going to start with Family! What will you be reading?

LiteraryinLititz I‘ve seen some posts about Bout of Books. What‘s it like? Have you done it before? 2y
thebookmagpie It's really good! I find it more relaxed than other readathons because it's a whole week, so you can dip in and out. I've only done it really once before - the other times I've signed up but been too busy to actually participate. Definitely participating this time though, got a quiet week ahead 😊 2y
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EchoLogical How did I miss this??? 😭 2y
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

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#riotgrams Day 1 - shelfie! This is my favourite bookshelf - it's still a work in progress but it's coming along nicely 😊

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New reading chair and new reading material 😊

Lizpixie Lovely!😍 2y
Bookcation74 I 💜the chair!! 2y
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Book post best post! #bookhaul #bookmail

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Read in August (hi Litsy! It's been a while!)

Centique Wow you've read heaps! I'm looking forward to that one. 2y
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Lioness Rampant | Tamora Pierce
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Fitting title to finish my challenge 💪💪💪

PurpleyPumpkin Wow, that's amazing! Good for you!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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That goal is getting real close! Really been working my reading muscles 💪

PurpleyPumpkin Well done!👍🏽 2y
AThousandLives87 Geebus woman!!! You've got strong reading muscles!!!!!! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 2y
Eyelit Fab! 👏📚👍 2y
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Rising Strong | Bren Brown
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Hoping to do some learning on my break #lunchtimelitsy

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Great new bookmarks from fictiontea on Etsy! They're a local business to me and they're so awesome - they ship worldwide! You should check them out there and on instagram at fictiontea and fictionteadesigns 😊