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toric

toric

Joined June 2017

LibraryThing member toricoulson

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/13831448-tori-coulson Feel free to add me. I'm a mum based in Uk. I love fantasy, mysteries and non fiction
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Lovely little romance book set by the sea in Devon. I didn't find it as tropey as some romances can be

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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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A dark comedy western about two brother killers around the gold rush.

I enjoyed the book and I loved Eli and I grew to love charlie even if he's not so likeable at first.

I think the setting was my favourite part. I love that era of America

Aims42 Have this on my TBR shelf, thanks for your review! 4mo
toric @Aims42 I really recommend it. It's not my usual type of reading but I still feel it's impacted me 4mo
Aims42 @toric that‘s great! I read ‘French Exit‘ and enjoyed it, then I saw this book at a book sale and snapped it up. I don‘t think I‘ve ever read a western, so I‘ll be expanding my horizons 👍🏻 4mo
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Pickpick

This was about a group of peoples journey out of the city after an EMP stops all electronics

There was some plot holes and some unbelievable bits, for example all cars seemed to work fine except for the radio even though they were brand new cars full of electronics

Although it had some flaws it was a fun read so I'd recommend it to anyone who likes survival stories

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Pickpick

5 out of 5

I loved this book. It had such a lovely charm and I loved the characters of Mori and Thaniel

Everything was described so perfectly without being too much and the story when along at a perfect pace, very exciting but still easy to follow

I found Grace's character to be selfish and horrid but the ending felt right

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Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences | Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
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julesG 😁😁😁 7mo
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this book but I didn't love it. Unfortunately, real life doesn't always make the best storyteller and I found the stories of holiday horror started with the severity ramped all the way up to 11 and they couldn't get better/worse from there so some of the tales felt as if you'd heard it before

There was plenty of funny stories but there was plenty of things being put in bottoms too

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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#24in48 @24in48

10 hours of reading this weekend. I was hoping for more but after a random dizzy spell this morning I wasn't able to read as much as I hoped. Nevermind, I can do better next time 😊

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#24in48 @24in48

Hour 12 my book shelf. This was hard trying to get me in with my shelves. They go all around the top of the living room. We have back up book cases around the house but the main ones are here

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#24in48 @24in48

3 hours in so far. I listened to my audio book on my disaster of a run. I had to give up 5 mins early 😞 the book is ok though

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Cunk on Everything | Jason Hazeley
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Panpan

Disappointing. It had some funny bits but not enough to make it worth slogging through all the other crap. The humour was just the same thing recycled on every page.

Definately didnt have the charm from the TV show or from Charlie Brookers shows

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All about Me. | Philipp Keel
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I thought I'd have a go at this since I've loved reading everyone elses.

Also this is my first practice at making a text post picture on litsy and its horrid but the next one will look better

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Mehso-so

The style of this book was amazing. I love how Jon Ronson investigates and how he sees these fasinating subjects. The problem is i cant get away with the military language. I get confused and bored by all the ranks and fort wherevers

For me it picked up towards the end when he was discussing victims of CIA drugging people with LSD

Id recommend this book to anyone who loves fasinating true stories as long as they dont hate military terminology

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Cunk on Everything | Jason Hazeley
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I should really do housework while the baby naps....

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Urgh i LOVE Jon Ronson. Ive even met him and it was fabulous. My kindle is signed by him. I just find military stuff really dull. This book isnt going as quick as i thought it would

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Pickpick

Super short sentances. Really jarring to read. Enjoyed the book still. Very fun.

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Mehso-so

I warmed to Adrian and the book progressed. I was proud of him for looking after Burt (the old man he was paired with for a school project) throughtout the book. The person I felt for the most was Adrians dad. The poor mans wife leaves him and then he loses his job while caring for a rather demanding son

You pick different sides when you re-read this as an adult

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I last read this book when I was in school and I dont remember Adrian being this annoying.

Its odd looking at the collapse of his parents marriage now as a married woman with my own child compared to when I was a child myself

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Markham led the way on foot, banging a drum for reasons known only to himself and shouting, "Make way, make way," in English, French, Latin, and some incomprehensible dialect he said was Geordie.

As a geordie am I allowed to be offended? Lol

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Mehso-so

This book is a collection of news paper articles Bryson wrote for The Times about America and living there in 1997 and 1998

It was entertaining but it had dated quite badly. There was a lot of discussion about current affairs and i had no idea what he was referring to

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The book which a title that's just a bit too long is the daily deal for 99p on audible today. I loved this book so much!

#dailydeals #audible #bargains

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Pickpick

I read this book purely because i see it everywhere. I didnt even know what genre it was. I think i lucked out cos it was lots of fun. Its about time travelling historians

There was some annoying tropey bits that ruined my immersion and the main character was an idiot to her boyfriend but these all seemed minor when the book was so fun overall

Photoed with tissues as I have a horrid cold 😔

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The Princess Bride is on todays Kindle Daily Deals in the UK

#kindledeals #bargains

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The Princess Bride is on todays Kindle Daily Deals in the UK

#kindledeals #bargains

Cathythoughts Thankyou 👍🏻♥️♥️ 8mo
Lel2403 Thank you 8mo
Ms_T I‘ve actually been considering getting this. Thanks 😃 8mo
Andrew65 Thanks @Birdsong28 👍👏 8mo
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I struggled to start this book due to a book hangover from my last read and because I found a new tv show but I'm jolly glad I have started it! I'm loving it. Great characters so far and a really interesting plot idea

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Sat with @miralunasbooknook and sarah for a craft afternoon. Got our two best men watching over us and the gin

julesG Could I have some of that gin, please? Or better yet, may I just join you? I can bring my current knitting project. 😉 8mo
toric @julesG you're welcome anytime! 8mo
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Dont i look flipping bonny in my new scarf?! Thank you @Lel2403 !

Lel2403 Oh lovely. The colour really suits you 💕 8mo
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Yay!! I opened my #sss box and its full of lots of lovely things! I cant wait to start on my books and I'm gonna show off my scarf and socks when i meet friends today 😁😁😁😁 thank you so mich @Lel2403 for my lovely presents and thank you @Avanders for organising the swap xxx

Lel2403 I‘m so glad you like it xx🎄🎄 8mo
Avanders 😍🎄❄️🥰♥️ 8mo
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Mehso-so

I have really enjoyed this series so far but I think this was a low point for me.

The ending was amazing but the beginning and middle were hard work

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Its shipped! It was shipped early this morning but this is my first chance at a sit down since 8am 😐 @Avanders #sss #stockingswap

Avanders 🎄♥️❄️💙☃️ and that's quite a cute baby bomb 😁 (edited) 8mo
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Every single time I read a Dresden Files book I lose interest about half way through and then a couple months later I come back and race through the second half totally in love with the series. Why do I do this? Whats wrong me with/Dresden?

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Girl With All The Gifts is currently 99p on kindle. This book was amazing

#dailydeals #bargains

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Mehso-so

I think this is the first book in years I've got from the library and actually finished

It was a very fun book but I wasnt expecting the short story format.

It started off exciting and I couldnt stop turning pages but then it started getting samey.

My favourite was the haunted house

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The Toymakers | Robert Dinsdale
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Sorry for the pic quality

This book sounds good and its currently 99p

#kindledeals #bargains

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This made me laugh out loud. Sherlock cant always be right with these tricks

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I'm about to start reading this book. I've only ever read Agatha Christies with Poirot before but I picked this up at the library

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Rage to Survive: The Etta James Story | David Ritz, Etta James
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Ive spent the afternoon dancing round the house with my baby girl to Etta James and Nina Simone, particularly At Last, the song i walked down the aisle to. It makes me feel so romantic and happy ❤

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So excited!! Look what arrived in the post yesterday! Thank you @lel2403 !!

Thank you to @Avanders for organising the swap

I cant wait for 6th december!

#sss #stuffedstockingswap

Lel2403 Yay....and I love those stamps the post office used ❤️ 9mo
toric I thought youd used them on purpose because they are so cool! 9mo
Lel2403 @toric I wish I could take credit 😊 9mo
Avanders ❄️💙❄️💙❄️ 9mo
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#mounttbr

This is my stack of recently bought paperbacks that I'd really like to read soon. I put them along the dining table last night so they are in easy reach 😊

laurenbescoby The Princess Bride!! 9mo
toric @miralunasbooknook i love the film but i still havent read the book 😔 9mo
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Unnatural Causes | Richard Shepherd
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Attempting to fit in reading wherever you can when you have a baby. Shes napping on my knee while I try to read a hardback over the top of her

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead Very cute! X 9mo
MyBookSwapClub So cute xoxo 9mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Mehso-so

I both loved and hated this book. I had fun reading it and at times i was desperate to find out what would happen next but there was so much frustration at times it gave me a headache

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Mehso-so

This was a fun book but I don't think it was very memorable

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I found an adorable little book shop today and i might have picked up a couple things

I started reading Crazy Rich Asians last night for a book of the month read for an online goodreads bookclub and I'm really enjoying it but I've read so much today I'm starting to feel a bit burnt out yet at the same time I want to read more. Plus all the food decriptions are making me very hungry

#BoM

Psychsquirrel The trilogy is so good! I learned so much about their food and traditions at the same time I enjoyed the soap opera. The third one, Rich People Problems, was my favorite 🍲 🍝 2w
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Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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I was struggling to find this book in the UK but an american friend of mine super kindly sent over this as an early birthday present for me!

5 stars. I love all things survival so this was perfect for me. Brian's plane goes down in the middle of a forest next to a lake and he has nothing on him except a hatchet

The down side is that it is written for children so the language is very simple but the characters are suprising well put together

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Neverwhere | Neıl Gaıman
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Pickpick

I thought i reviewed this book a couple days ago but its not showed up on my litsy feed.

This was my second time reading this book but i thought it would be a perfect halloween read and i was spot on.

I love the characters and the settings and i love how the plot twists and turns.

This was the book that made me realise that Neil Gaiman is one of my top favourite authors

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Hitler's Canary | Sandi Toksvig
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Ive arrived at my sisters house and she had some gifts for me. Cant wait to start reading!

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Pickpick

An amazing fun look at life in a book shop. I loved it all. I loved Nicky and Mr Deacon the most

I'm lucky enough to be visiting The Bookshop early next year so ill get to see if its as I imagined

The biggest thing I took from this book is how much Amazon is killing the local bookshop. Did you know Amazon own Abebook? I didn't. I have now found my nearest independent shop (over an hours drive away) and I will only shop there now

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Pickpick

This book has been passed around through my family and it was my turn this week.

Beautiful book with an amazing cast of chatacters

Made me think about the horrors of war in a whole different way. I hadnt previously thought about how the average person suffered outside of Britian. I didnt know the channel islands were occupied and went through such hell

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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My book club book came today!! It sounds brilliant #bookfulness

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It feels wrong to me when they discount unlimited books for the daily deal. Its not much of a deal when you can give them away the rest of the time #kindleunlimited

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Untitled | Unknown
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My baby girl (I know, shes wearing blue and has very little hair) sat by herself today!! Im so proud I want to tell the world

tammysue Aww what a big girl! She‘s a cutie! 💖 11mo
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