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youneverarrived

Joined August 2016

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The Red Parts: A Memoir by Maggie Nelson
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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
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The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
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Silence | Shusaku Endo
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Tagging @KirstieE if you want to join in? 7 of your favourite covers each day for a week, no explanation needed. Tag a litten each day to join in.

TheBookDream Wonderful movie 19h
Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️ 18h
sudi I didn't know this was a book 😳, i did watch the movie though 18h
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youneverarrived @TheBookDream I‘ve not seen it, or read the book yet 🙈 17h
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts some lovely covers for this ❤️ 17h
youneverarrived @sudi I haven‘t seen the film or read the book but both look good 👍 17h
KirstieE Thanks for the tag !! 17h
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Babymoon | Hayley Barrett
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My little one due March 26th ♥️

TrishB Awww ❤️ 3d
BookNAround Congratulations! Enjoy the anticipation. Spring babies are the best. 😊 3d
Jas16 Congratulations! So exciting! 3d
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Jenken1998 Congratulations ❤ 3d
cobwebmoth Aw, congratulations! 3d
ju.ca.no Congrats😍😍 3d
ReadingOverSleeping Congratulations! 3d
IamIamIam Wonderful news!!! Congrats and be well!!! 😍❤🤗😘 3d
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🎉🎉 3d
Tamra Congrats!!! 3d
JessClark78 Congratulations! 3d
batsy Congratulations! 💕 3d
zezeki Congratulations!! 🎉🎉🎉 3d
4thhouseontheleft Congrats!! 🎉🎉 3d
DaveGreen7777 Awww, congratulations! 😁 3d
RenePenn Congrats! 3d
Leftcoastzen Congratulations!🎉 3d
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 3d
MicheleinPhilly Congrats! 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Congratulations! ❤️ 3d
Eyelit Congratulations! 🎉 3d
cathipink Wonderful news, best wishes! 💗 3d
AmyG Congrats! How wonderful!!!!! 3d
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 🥳 3d
AnneCecilie Congratulations 3d
Cathythoughts Oh my goodness ♥️♥️♥️that‘s lovely news to hear 3d
Redwritinghood Congrats! 🎉🎉 2d
tournevis 👏👏👏👏 2d
brilliantglow Congratulations! 2d
Ddzmini Awe congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 🥳 2d
LeahBergen Omg!!!!! Congratulations! 💕❤️💕❤️💕 2d
sprainedbrain Congratulations!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2d
kathedron Oh my goodness, congratulations! 2d
LauraAndTaraAndBooks Congratulations!! 💛 2d
JennyM Argh!!!!! Oh my goodness, that‘s wonderful. Congratulations my lovely. How are you? Hope you aren‘t too tired and no sickness. 😘😘😘 (edited) 2d
Kalalalatja Congratulations!!! 2d
BookwormAHN Congratulations 😺 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊 👶🏻 2d
BarbaraBB This is great news! Congratulations!! Your first one? ❤️💜❤️ 2d
CarolynM Congratulations! Take good care of yourself💕 2d
youneverarrived @BookNAround thank you so much. I think it‘ll be lovely to have a spring baby 💚 2d
youneverarrived @JennyM aw thank you so much hun 😘 I‘ve been sick every morning for 5 weeks but at least I get it out the way 😂 and the tiredness is crazy as I‘m sure you‘ll know, it just feels like someone‘s zapped my energy but all worth it xxx 2d
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB thank you so much ♥️♥️ and yes, my first one so I‘m all excited about it 🥰 2d
BarbaraBB Wow, it‘a such a special time. I hope you‘ll feel better soon and will be able to enjoy all that‘s happening ❤️ 1d
JennyM @youneverarrived oh sickness is no fun! And just sleep as much as you can. I remember those days well - enjoy. Squeeze to you and bump 😘 1d
andrew61 Brilliant, my oldest was born on 25th march and it is a lovely time of year . Hope you stay well and enjoy this special time. 1d
BiblioLitten Oh my god! I saw this picture and all those feelings came back to me. Congratulations and hope you are being pampered to the core(pun intended) 😘💕 1d
vivastory How exciting! Congratulations!! 1d
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB thank you 😘 19h
youneverarrived Thank you @JennyM 😘 19h
youneverarrived @andrew61 aw how lovely ☺️ thank you so much. 19h
youneverarrived @BiblioLitten ♥️♥️ thank you so much. 19h
youneverarrived @vivastory thank you ♥️ 19h
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Euphoria | Lily King
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Tagging @kaysworld1 if you want to join in? 7 of your favourite covers each day for a week, no explanation needed. Tag a litten each day to join in.

TheLudicReader I started this book a while ago but just couldn‘t seem to get into it. 😕 3d
youneverarrived @TheLudicReader ah really? I absolutely loved it. 3d
TheLudicReader Well, I haven‘t totally abandoned it yet, @youneverarrived . I just set it aside and will have another go at some point. 😁 it was probably me more than the book. A timing thing. 2d
CarolynM I loved this one too. This cover is a lot nicer than the one I read😉 2d
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How to Do Nothing | Jenny Odell
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Tagging @Moray_Reads if you want to join in? 7 of your favourite covers each day for a week, no explanation needed. Tag a litten each day to join in.

merelybookish Gorgeous cover! Have you read this yet? I'm intrigued! 4d
youneverarrived @merelybookish no not yet, but I know @batsy has and she wrote a great review about it. It‘s high up on my list to read soon. 4d
Cathythoughts Yes ! Great cover ... sounds good , stacked 4d
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Tanisha_A Beauty! 4d
squirrelbrain Great cover! ❤️ 4d
batsy Great pick, I love this cover too 💜 4d
BiblioLitten I love this cover! 1d
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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I don‘t know why I kept putting off reading this for so long I loved it 💛 It‘s the authors memories of her childhood and growing up. It really takes you there. Gorgeously written in free verse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #diversemiddlegrade #booked2019

Cinfhen This was my pick to for this prompt! Now read 4d
youneverarrived @Cinfhen sounds really good too! 4d
Cinfhen It‘s excellent and just as lyrical 4d
youneverarrived @Cinfhen I‘ll have to give it a read 😁 4d
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Franny and Zooey | J.D. Salinger
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Thanks ladies for the tag @erzascarletbookgasm @merelybookish ♥️

#7days7covers #covercrush

Tagging @britt_brooke if you want to join in? 7 of your favourite covers each day for a week, no explanation needed. Tag a litten each day to join in.

Leftcoastzen I‘ve never seen this cover ! Nice. 5d
merelybookish So elegant! I should re-read some Salinger! 5d
britt_brooke Such a simple, but beautiful, cover. I‘ll join in. Thanks for the tag! 💚 5d
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LeahBergen Lovely! 5d
erzascarletbookgasm I love minimalist covers! 5d
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It feels like it‘s taken me an age to get through this audiobook. I think it‘s great that she wrote about the victims & their lives as they really were and not just how they were portrayed in the press. You can tell she did her research. If you like biographies I‘d recommend it. I think more analysis would have made it more interesting for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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So far this book is as gorgeous as the cover. It‘s written in free verse and I‘m loving it 💛

MrBook Loved this book! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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What a wonderful, intelligent woman. So inspiring to watch and listen to. 💚💚💚
#atwoodlive

Birdsong28 What did you think? I thought it was really good and felt good to be part of something so special and global. Did you catch Liliy James's slip up? Felt so sorry for her as you could tell she was so nervous and wanted to do it justice. 🤔😘📚📖 1w
youneverarrived @Birdsong28 exactly 💚 it felt like a special thing to be a part of. I thought it was brilliant. She‘s so articulate and I loved hearing parts of the book read aloud. She did seem nervous bless her. Did she say a word wrong? Ann Dowd was so good 👌 1w
Birdsong28 Yeah she said straight instead of street and corrected herself @youneverarrived but you could tell that it was wrong as she got a bit flustered after 1w
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LeahBergen I love her! 1w
DrexEdit I guess I will be going to the rebroadcast as the show here doesn't start until 7pm US central time. Looking forward to it very much! 😊 1w
youneverarrived @LeahBergen she‘s amazing 😍 1w
youneverarrived @DrexEdit I hope you enjoyed it 😁 1w
DrexEdit @youneverarrived I did! Very much! Always a treat to hear Margaret Atwood speak. 😊👍 1w
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Thank you @kathedron for this one 💙

I‘m impressed by the originality & I liked the collective voices, the small village feel, the writing and the strangeness of it. I appreciate what the author did although the story itself felt a bit lacking for me. I can see why it seems to be a loved book though. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #bookgiftedtoyou #booked2019

Cinfhen I started the audio yesterday but it was hard to follow the threads of the story. I‘m not sure this book is going to be to my liking. I may try it in print @Lola 1w
youneverarrived @Cinfhen it‘s probs easier to follow in print just because some of the writing is ‘jumbled‘ on the page. I think I‘d struggle with audio too. 1w
JennyM @Cinfhen @youneverarrived I‘m starting this in a sec....the words are literally all over the page! I don‘t think I‘d fair well with this on audio. (edited) 1w
youneverarrived @JennyM yeah, I‘m wondering how they went about narrating all the tiny snippets of conversation on audio. Hope you like the book 👍 1w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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This just arrived early!!! 😍😍 I‘m tempted to start it but I‘m going to wait until tomorrow.

squirrelbrain Aargh how did you get it early?! 1w
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain I‘ve no idea, just got a knock on the door at about half 7 with it. Preordered with amazon. So excited to read it!! 1w
squirrelbrain So lucky! Mine is coming from Amazon too, but my deliveries go to hubby‘s office, so if they did try there tonight... he was here with me! 🤣 1w
BarbaraBB Exciting! Looking forward to your thoughts! 1w
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The Gingerbread Man | Jim Aylesworth
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#wonderouswednesday a day late! Thank you for the tag @Cathythoughts 😘

1. I read the tagged book loads as a kid 🧡
2. Eleanor Oliphant made me laugh
3. Gone Girl (couldn‘t get into the film though)
4. You can‘t beat a fry up 😋
5. Anyone that‘s not done it yet

Cathythoughts I couldn‘t get into Gone Girl film either... fry up 👍🏻♥️ 2w
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts it was a bit dull compared to the book. I didn‘t watch it all 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Cathythoughts I didn‘t watch it all either. Book was great 2w
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🎈👏🏻🤗 2w
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Sophia's Journal | Najiyah Diana Maxfield, Maysan Haydar, Muhammad Hozien
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I really enjoyed this YA book about 16 year old Sophia who goes back in time from 2013 to 1857. She settles into a family that live on a prairie in Kansas and it delves into slavery, religion and the treatment of Native Americans. Great story and characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #booked2019 #muslimmc

samanthagutt This sounds really good! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job and review! 📚♥️👊🏻 3w
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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A classic for a reason. It‘s got such a sense of time and place but it still feels like quite a modern novel. I loved the writing, so many beautiful sentences. The dialogue took a bit getting used to but it definitely added to the novel. One I won‘t be forgetting in a hurry. Thanks for starting the buddy read @Cathythoughts ♥️ really glad to have read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tamra I love that cover! 3w
Cathythoughts Great review! Yes I agree some beautiful writing & timeless. I can only take some credit for this ... it was inspired by a gift I received from @erzascarletbookgasm & also it was on my TBR because it‘s one of Sarah Winman‘s favorite books 👍🏻♥️ I‘m so glad we all read it together (edited) 3w
youneverarrived @Tamra it‘s so lovely 💚 3w
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youneverarrived @Cathythoughts thank you 😘 I‘m glad we all read it together too 💕 seems like we all really enjoyed it. 3w
charl08 Gorgeous edition you've got: I have one of these but resisted the rest (kind of wish I hadn't!) 3w
TrishB It was a wonderful read ♥️ 3w
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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Not my usual type of read but I enjoyed it. Great writing, well paced and two memorable characters in Tim and Virginia. #nyrbbookclub ⭐️⭐️⭐️

vivastory Seems to be the general consensus 👍 4w
Cathythoughts Sounds good ! I don‘t know when I‘ll get to it ... but everyone likes it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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I seem to have lost my reading mojo this month 😫 it‘s taking me ages to finish a book and I‘m struggling to really get into any. Saying that, I am liking this one so far. I‘ve got quite a bit of it left to read before our discussion tomorrow so this is my plan for tonight. #nyrbbookclub

MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t even started it. I don‘t know what has happened to my brain this summer. 😔 4w
Cathythoughts This one sounds good ... I have it , but I‘m avoiding it 🤷🏻‍♀️... I hope you finish it soon & love it 4w
erzascarletbookgasm I hope you get back your reading mojo! 🤞💗 I have this one too, @Cathythoughts though not the nyrb edition 😊 4w
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emilyhaldi Glad I'm not the only one! @youneverarrived @MicheleinPhilly I haven't done much reading in the past several weeks.. too much going on AND I can't focus when I do have time 🤪 But I'm about a quarter of the way through this one and determined to finish today!! 4w
MicheleinPhilly @emilyhaldi It‘s weird - I‘ve had days this summer where I‘ve done nothing but read. But I‘ve also had whole weeks (like this one) where I haven‘t read a thing. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
youneverarrived @MicheleinPhilly same. I‘ve just really slowed down on reading 😕 4w
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts thanks Cathy 😘 it‘s not what I‘d usually read but I liked it. 4w
youneverarrived @emilyhaldi I‘m the same, just can‘t focus on reading. Hopefully we‘ll get our reading mojos back soon! 4w
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This is good but too long winded for what I‘m wanting to read at the minute so bailing for now but will come back to it at some point.

Nute I feel that this is an important story. I totally get that a book needs to be calling to you at the time of reading. I‘m happy that you are planning to return to it in the future. I think that you will appreciate it when the timing is right.🙂 4w
youneverarrived @Nute I think so too 👍 I would rather read it when I have more energy for it if that makes sense. It seems like an important and interesting read. 4w
LeahBergen I was a bit underwhelmed by this book myself (but I, too, think it was situational for me). 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
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squirrelbrain My Mum gave me this one - it‘s on my TBR shelf. I think she struggled with it too, but finished it eventually.... 4w
Billypar Ah, sorry to hear you didn't connect to it. It's one of my favorite nonfiction reads: hope you return to it at the right time! 4w
youneverarrived @LeahBergen yeah, it seems like the type of book you have to be in the proper mood for. 4w
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain can see why.. I think it‘s the writing style. It‘s a bit repetitive and long winded. Still seems a worthwhile read though. 4w
youneverarrived @Billypar I will definitely go back to it at some point, when I‘m more in the mood for a long, detailed read. 4w
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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Got my coffee now going to sit and read this for a bit 👌

Moray_Reads So good. And I love this cover 1mo
TrishB Same copy as mine 👍🏻 even the introduction is awesome. 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘m about halfway through and loving it! Mine is a boring Kindle version though, as it was cheap! 1mo
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Moray_Reads @squirrelbrain Mine too. Might have to splurge on this lovely though 1mo
batsy This is such a pretty cover! @TrishB I'm reading an older Virago edition with the Zadie Smith intro, it's brilliant isn't it 1mo
TrishB @batsy it‘s amazing. I felt like she was just sharing one of those moments when the light bulb had not only come on but had fizzed to life. You could really feel that it was a literary and life changing point for her, just made me want to dive into the book and I could see how it was so affecting. I kept having to remind myself when it was written. Your point about her just subtly showing you all these things. 1mo
Cathythoughts She completely has me ! A page turner & yes @Trishb I agree with your comments all the way 1mo
youneverarrived @Moray_Reads it‘s cheap on wordery at the minute. Think I got it for a fiver 👍 1mo
youneverarrived @TrishB I loved the introduction. It‘s so pretty this edition 💛 1mo
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain it‘s really good isn‘t it! I was going to get the kindle version but was only a bit more for the paperback when I looked. 1mo
youneverarrived @batsy I love these editions 💛 Zadie Smith is brilliant, loved the introduction too. 1mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts it‘s really gripping! 👍 1mo
jenniferheidi Beautiful edition! 😍 I‘ve never read this... 1mo
batsy @TrishB Perfectly put! I enjoyed that aspect of Smith's intro, as well. And thanks to @andrew61 I loved listening to this about Hurston and her impact... The way Solange Knowles describes her response to Hurston is so uplifting https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04zzrsv 1mo
TrishB Thanks @batsy I‘ll have a listen to that later. 1mo
youneverarrived @jenniferheidi isn‘t it ♥️ 1mo
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Excellent collection of short stories by a diverse selection of women writers; they all worked well together and I enjoyed reading pretty much every story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeahBergen I still need to try Angela Carter. 😬 1mo
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My first graphic novel and I loved it! As good as the novel and the TV show. Amazing artwork. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #booked2019 #graphicnovel

RiverKScottWrites What?? I didn‘t know it was a graphic novel too. This is cool. 1mo
Meaw_catlady Such a great graphic novel adaptation!!! Love the color and the art style! 1mo
Cathythoughts Well done ♥️graphic novel ✅. I‘ve never read one - I better get moving on it 1mo
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Cinfhen I‘m totally going to reread this book in GN form!!! Thanks for posting and sharing 😄 1mo
youneverarrived @RiverKScottWrites yeah it‘s so good! 1mo
youneverarrived @Meaw_catlady it‘s brilliant! 1mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts that‘s what I like about this challenge, we read books we might not otherwise 💙 1mo
youneverarrived @Cinfhen its just done so perfectly! 1mo
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Basti | Inti??r ?usain
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Hope it‘s ok I‘m posting my choices now. Sleepless Nights has been on my tbr for years but the other two sound so intriguing! Looking forward to seeing what you guys pick 🖤 #nyrbbookclub

Theaelizabet Sleepless Nights. It‘s been on my list, too. 2mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m going to go with 2mo
merelybookish Sleepless Nights is right up my alley. (But others are intriguing!) 2mo
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Suet624 Sleepless Nights. 2mo
GatheringBooks yay! thanks for sharing this early. i vote for 2mo
saresmoore I‘m going for 2mo
mklong I‘m going for 2mo
sisilia I vote for Basti 2mo
Leftcoastzen They all look so good ! 2mo
vivastory Such great selections! 2mo
Rachel_nyc Another difficult decision but I‘ll go with 2mo
emilyhaldi I JUST got Sleepless Nights in my latest NYRB book haul 🤫 so that gets my vote! 2mo
batsy Oooh! I love Hardwick's essays and Basti sounds great but I recently ordered A King Alone so I'm voting for that 2mo
LeahBergen Ooo, great picks! My vote goes to 2mo
BarbaraBB I love this moment, when I read about the three books and have to make my decision. All three seem so good! My vote goes to 2mo
youneverarrived @sisilia @Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB that would have been my first choice too, it sounds so interesting and different. 2mo
BarbaraBB Sleepless Nights sounds great too! Thanks for your great selection!! 💕 2mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I‘m LOVING this book 🙌

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The Bookshop | Penelope Fitzgerald
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Panpan

I liked the sparse writing and I know it will have its charm for some but in all honesty I found it a bit dull and boring. ⭐️⭐️ #booktomovie #booked2019

4thhouseontheleft That‘s too bad it wasn‘t an enjoyable pick. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage A tad boring is so tough. Not bad enough to bail, but not quick and easy. 😢 2mo
youneverarrived @BarbaraTheBibliophage I know right? I think had it been longer I might have bailed. 2mo
youneverarrived @4thhouseontheleft I‘m reading my graphic novel pick at the min and it‘s so good so making up for it 😁 2mo
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Mehso-so

Nothing to write home about but still an entertaining read about family dynamics & being in the restaurant business. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Happiness | Aminatta Forna
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A quiet, contemplative novel. I love a novel that evokes a strong mood and this one certainly does. It‘s multi layered and I think it could have done without some of the past sections but the bits about PTSD and trauma were brilliant. A great read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻sounds lovely, stacking 2mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts thank you! I do think you‘ll like this one. 2mo
Tamra I‘m looking forward to it! 2mo
youneverarrived @Tamra let me know what you think of it! 2mo
JennyM I‘ve had this one on my TBR for a while. I‘m quite intrigued by it. Glad you enjoyed it x 2mo
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How to Do Nothing | Jenny Odell
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So when I was in Waterstones having a coffee I obviously couldn‘t resist buying a book 😂 this one was thanks to the review by @batsy 💜

batsy Oh I hope you find it a worthwhile read! ❤️ Plus that cover is beautiful! 2mo
Tamra I did a bit of nothing today and I have to say it was truly refreshing! 2mo
youneverarrived @batsy it sounds so good! Isn‘t it gorgeous 💕 2mo
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youneverarrived @Tamra sometimes that‘s just what we need 🧡 2mo
BiblioLitten I have been eyeing this one after @batsy s review. 😊 2mo
IamIamIam This looks spectacular!!! 2mo
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Happiness | Aminatta Forna
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Just starting this one having a coffee in Waterstones 💕

Tamra This just happens to be a Kindle deal today that I picked up. 😁 I hope it‘s good - I‘m sticking up on vacay reads. 3mo
andrew61 I really liked memory of love so look forward to seeing your comments. 3mo
youneverarrived @Tamra it‘s very intriguing. I think it‘ll be a slow burn type of read. Look forward to your thoughts. 3mo
youneverarrived @andrew61 not heard of that one. I‘ll let you know 😁 3mo
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Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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It could have been excellent had it offered that bit more character depth. It felt a bit shallow and for such an extreme crime I didn‘t feel involved much emotionally. It is marketed as a thriller and page-turner and in that regard it hits the mark. However, as it‘s based on a true story I wanted more. ⭐️⭐️

BarbaraBB I know what you mean and felt the same! 3mo
Aimeesue Yep. I just finished it. It needed something …more. Not entirely sure what, but SOMETHING. 3mo
readordierachel I did not realize this was based on a true story! 3mo
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Cathythoughts I went into it knowing nothing about it & thinking I wouldn‘t like it ... and I found it really good. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB @Aimeesue yeah, it just lacked something. 3mo
youneverarrived @readordierachel I only knew after reading reviews. Not sure how much of it is true. 3mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts that‘s the best way sometimes 🧡 3mo
Mommat Just a big fat no from me. Honestly. I feel almost disrespected as a reader. The last 4 chapters were nothing but a climax free deflated balloon. 2mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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I‘ve read a lot of good books this year. These are my #top6reads so far.

Tagging @Redwritinghood @kathedron @JennyM if you‘d like to join in ♥️

TrishB Two ready on the tbr! 3mo
vivastory Milkman & Lesser Bohemians are both very high on my TBR. It seems like everyone in our NYRB group posting this are including Cassandra at the Wedding. 3mo
Redwritinghood Thanks. Just posted mine. Somewhat heavy in poetry and not a lot of 5⭐️ reads for me so far this year. 3mo
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JennyM Awesome list...I am pondering my top6. Thanks for the tag lovely 😘 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard wonderful things about 3mo
Megabooks Loved The Nix. Despite the length, I‘ve read it twice. 3mo
Cathythoughts Milkman ♥️👍🏻 3mo
youneverarrived @TrishB which ones? 3mo
youneverarrived @vivastory I know it‘s great and I probably wouldn‘t have even known about it if not for our group. Milkman is probably my favourite read of all this year. 3mo
youneverarrived @Redwritinghood I‘ll take a look 😁 I‘ve read just over 50 books this year and only 6 five star reads. 3mo
youneverarrived @JennyM no worries 😘 3mo
youneverarrived @Cinfhen it‘s brilliant. Definitely recommend it 🖤 3mo
youneverarrived @Megabooks it was excellent on audio! 3mo
Megabooks @youneverarrived I did it on audio, too! I loved the voice for pwnage!! 3mo
youneverarrived @Megabooks wasn‘t it brill! I thought 20 odd hours was going to be too long but it wasn‘t at all. 3mo
TrishB The Nix and Cassandra 👍🏻 3mo
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Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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London bound so have two hours reading time 😁 not sure what to make of this yet. I‘m intrigued but it‘s not completely gripping me.

UwannaPublishme Happy travels! 💕 3mo
Cathythoughts I‘ll be interested to hear your thoughts.... 3mo
Cathythoughts I thought it was good 3mo
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squirrelbrain It‘s hard work though.... 3mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts I‘m nearly finished it. It‘s definitely a page turner 👍 3mo
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Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
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#booked2019 Spring quarter complete 😁

🎶 Features a musician - Loving Amy
🍷 Food or beverage on cover - Breakfast at Tiffany‘s
⛰ Indigenous author - The Round House
🌑 Night oriented title - Moon Tiger
🌍 Cli-Fi - Flight Behaviour
📱 Social media focus - Alone Together

Cinfhen Great batch of books 🤩🙌🏻💕 3mo
4thhouseontheleft 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job and I like your emoji use in the wrap up! 👏 3mo
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Cathythoughts These all look great ♥️👍🏻 3mo
youneverarrived @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage thanks ladies and for a great challenge 💕 3mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts they were all decent reads 👍😘 3mo
andrew61 Great choices ☺ 3mo
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Wordsworth: Poems | William Wordsworth
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Cathythoughts Love your new pic 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts thank you 😄♥️♥️ 3mo
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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The overwhelming feeling from this novel is sadness, although the ending is more uplifting. It‘s written quite simply; generally short, blunt sentences. It takes you on an emotional journey through the highs and lows of a marriage. It kept on surprising me and every time I picked it up I just wanted to keep on reading. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I loved this book of mini biographies of smart, sharp and talented women writers from Dorothy Parker to Janet Malcolm. It was interesting to read about their lives and careers as well as their relationships to each other and feminism. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

batsy I've had this on my radar for awhile. Sounds really interesting! 3mo
youneverarrived @batsy I think you might like it 😚 3mo
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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21 hours on audio seemed like it might be too long but the whole thing was an absolute delight to listen to. It‘s a sprawling narrative that spans decades. It‘s got plot but mostly it‘s about the characters; family, friendships, secrets, the choices they make that effect each other. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraBB I likes this one a lot too! 3mo
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After Claude | Iris Owens
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I didn‘t like the second half. However, I haven‘t laughed so much reading a novel as I did reading the first half. It‘s sarcastic, witty and to the bone humour. Brilliantly written. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #nyrbbookclub

LeahBergen Yes, chapters 9 and 10?? 🤔 3mo
BarbaraBB The book shouldn‘t have been named After Claude, since that part is the least interesting 😉 3mo
emilyhaldi Things really took a strange turn... 😳 3mo
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Suet624 @emilyhaldi 😂😂😂 it sure did! 3mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB 😂😂 3mo
Reviewsbylola Yes, def very well done! 3mo
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I was in tears last night reading the last chapters of this. It‘s so sad and heartbreaking. The love she had for her daughter just shines throughout. She‘s so honest and real, just like Amy was. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #featuresamusician #booked2019

Cinfhen Awwww, I‘m sure it‘s heartbreaking 💔 3mo
Clwojick Ooh! Stacked! My husband said the documentary on Netflix was really good. Have you seen it? 3mo
Eggs Such a great talent, gone too soon💔 3mo
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youneverarrived @Clwojick yeah it‘s brilliant 3mo
youneverarrived @Eggs far too soon 💔 3mo
Cathythoughts Love her singing ♥️💔yes, real 3mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts she‘s amazing 🖤 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great choice. Such a sad story. 3mo
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The Round House | Louise Erdrich
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I liked it and read it pretty quickly but it lacked something. I think maybe it was the lack of connection I felt to the characters. Decent read but you know when a book just won‘t be that memorable? One of those for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #indigenousauthor #booked2019

Cinfhen That‘s disappointing to hear but I find most books I read fall into that category 3mo
youneverarrived @Cinfhen I generally always take something from a book that I‘ll remember or that makes me think in a different way - I think I‘m just an emotional reader 👩‍🏫 (edited) 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Goof job getting the prompt ✔️ even though you didn‘t ♥️ the 📖. 3mo
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The first half of this book was about robots & how we as humans interact with them emotionally. The second part was focused on social media, being online & how that is affecting our relationships with each other. It‘s an accessible read, although it is a bit dated and often repetitive. It probably made an impact at the time it was released. 👇

youneverarrived Still, a fascinating read. It really gets you thinking about technology, relationships, how we communicate & what it means to care. I would love to read a follow up. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #booked2019 #socialmediafocus 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a good pick for this prompt. 👊🏻📚♥️✔️ 3mo
MrBook Great review! 3mo
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Suet624 Did it inspire you to change any of your behaviors? 3mo
youneverarrived @MrBook thank you ☺️ 3mo
youneverarrived @Suet624 not really as I think I‘m pretty balanced when it comes to social media/being online and real life. I could relate to some of the things but mostly from when I was younger e.g. feeling like you could be yourself more online. 3mo
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Get Well Soon | Julie Halpern
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Thanks @Libby1 for the next #mhroundrobin. I still haven‘t read the last one but I‘ll catch up soon. Thank you for the chocolate too it was delicious 😋

jhod Hi Katie, I don't have your details so can't send you my new address for the next book (though I am really behind!!). Can you ping me an email to jessicahodgson50@gmail.com ? Thank you ! 6d
youneverarrived Hi @jhod I‘ll email you now 😊 6d
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Homegoing | Yaa Gyasi
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It took a while to get used to the structure and I had to keep going back to the family tree before starting a new chapter but it‘s a clever and poignant way to write about slavery and it‘s effects on people then and now. It‘s a tough but necessary read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

erzascarletbookgasm Yes, the family tree was very helpful! 🙂 3mo
youneverarrived @erzascarletbookgasm I would have been lost without it 😂 3mo
Theaelizabet Really liked this book. Can‘t wait to see what she writes next. 3mo
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readordierachel Loved this one. Clever and poignant is a great description. 3mo
youneverarrived @Theaelizabet was it her debut book? 3mo
Theaelizabet @youneverarrived Yes, it was. A good start! 3mo
youneverarrived @Theaelizabet ah wow that‘s impressive. 3mo
MrBook Nice review and great background! 3mo
Suet624 I referred to the family tree often and I LOVED the book 3mo
youneverarrived @MrBook thanks 😁 3mo
youneverarrived @Suet624 yeah, I‘m glad the family tree was included. 3mo
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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I‘ve had a bit of a down in the dumps kind of day at work so I went to the second hand bookshop in town and found a Persephone for Qb ? and then I come home to #bookmail from the lovely @kathedron ? thank you so much, so kind of you Kate ? really cheered me up. I almost bought this one myself last week. #jbuk

kathedron You are very welcome, Katie: hope you enjoy your new books! ❤ 3mo
Cathythoughts How lovely! I just got this too on Audible... i think it will be a good one 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
squirrelbrain Books can be the best tonic... hope tomorrow is a better work day 😘 3mo
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LeahBergen Lovely! 3mo
Aimeesue Mollie Panter-Downes❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
UwannaPublishme How cool! Wishing you happier days at work. ❤️ 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hope you enjoy your new books, they sound good 👍 3mo
batsy Lovely books! Enjoy them. 3mo
youneverarrived @kathedron thank you 😘 3mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts ohh you‘ll have to let me know what you think. I think it‘ll be a good one on audio. 3mo
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain thanks Helen ♥️ 3mo
youneverarrived @Aimeesue it‘ll be the first book I‘ve read by her 💕 3mo
youneverarrived @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie ♥️ 3mo
youneverarrived @batsy thank you ♥️ 3mo
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Thank you @TrishB for the book and bookmarks. I can‘t wait to read this one 🖤

Thanks @kaysworld1 for the lovely card ❤️
Appreciate it ladies 😘😘 #jbuk

Cathythoughts So nice ♥️👍🏻 3mo
TrishB Glad it arrived😁 enjoy 💕 3mo
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎈🎉🎂🎁🎊 3mo
Pricel101 Happy birthday! 😘🥳 3mo
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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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This was such a compelling read of marriage, infidelity and motherhood. I was completely immersed in the story. I really felt for Ingrid but Gil infuriated me. It‘s written in such a way that it keeps you wanting to turn the pages. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KarenUK I looooved Ingrid.... such a great character..... 3mo
Cathythoughts Yes I agree a real page turner.. I loved this one 3mo
BarbaraBB Me too 3mo
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TrishB A great read 👍🏻 3mo
youneverarrived @KarenUK agree 👍 3mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB @TrishB I liked it more than I thought I might 👍 3mo
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit | Beatrix Potter
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I went to Hill Top yesterday where Beatrix Potter lived. Everything has been preserved and left as it was when she lived there. Such a beautiful place.

erzascarletbookgasm It looks lovely 💗 3mo
TrishB Gorgeous 💕 3mo
Theaelizabet So beautiful! 3mo
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JennyM So picturesque. I can just see Peter Rabbit hopping around 🐇 3mo
Crazeedi I read a book about a neighbor of hers, and she visited beatrix, hmmm my mind can't remember it (nothing new) lol 3mo
Cathythoughts How gorgeous 3mo
Birdsong28 It's such a lovely place. I went a few years ago 😍📚📖 3mo
MicrobeMom So beautiful! Books like a place out of a book. 3mo
BarbaraBB And again so English! 3mo
BiblioLitten 😍 3mo
CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍😍😍 3mo
batsy How wonderful!! 😍😍 3mo
Tanisha_A WOW! 3mo
LeahBergen Ohhhh! I want to go there! 3mo
JazzFeathers Truly beautiful. I had no idea. 3mo
DivineDiana How fantastic!! (edited) 3mo
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Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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Thank you so much Cathy for these two books 😘😘 They both sound so intriguing. I‘m really looking forward to reading them ♥️♥️ the scarf is beautiful and very me. Thanks again lovely 💕💕

Cathythoughts You are so welcome ! Happy Birthday!! I hope the books will be ok - The Murdered House I loved , BUT beware of the first chapter. Have a lovely day 😘 3mo
Tanisha_A Happy birthday!🎈🎂📚 3mo
BookishTrish Is that BUTLERS chocolate 😍😍😍😍 3mo
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BookishTrish Happy Birthday! 3mo
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 3mo
batsy Lovely gifts 🥰 3mo
squirrelbrain Ooh I have Celestial Bodies stacked.... let me know what you think! 3mo
readordierachel Yay! 💕 3mo
andrew61 Happy birthday and hope you had a good day 🎂. Celestial bodies is very interesting, i finished it yesterday, and then listened to an interview with author and translator on the tls podcast (freedom, flowers, books and the moon) definitely well worth listening to as it has helped me get my head around the book. 3mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts thank you 🥰 they sound brill and you have great taste in books so I‘m sure I‘ll love them ♥️ 3mo
youneverarrived @Tanisha_A thank you 😘 3mo
youneverarrived @BookishTrish thank you and yes! Honeycomb flavour. Was lovely 😋 3mo
youneverarrived @TrishB thank you 😁 3mo
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain I will do! 😁 3mo
youneverarrived @andrew61 sounds interesting thanks for the heads up. I‘ll have to give it a listen after I‘ve read it. And thank you I had a great day 😁 3mo
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Eee Helen I was so excited when I opened your present. I‘ve been really wanting to read this!! I genuinely can‘t wait to read it and good to know you liked it ♥️♥️ love the card and bookmark too 😘

Cathythoughts Oh how lovely! That chocolate looks divine too ! Happy Birthday Katie ♥️ 3mo
squirrelbrain Glad you like it! Hope you‘re having a fab day! 😘 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely! I have that stacked too. Happy Birthday Katie! 3mo
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JennyM Happy birthday 🥳 😘♥️ 3mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts thank you ♥️♥️ 3mo
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain I love it 💕 it‘s been a great day 😁 3mo
youneverarrived @erzascarletbookgasm it sounds really good doesn‘t it! Thank you Jessie 😘 3mo
youneverarrived @JennyM thank you hun 😘 3mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Thank you @Caroline2 for the birthday pressies. I love this chocolate and heard lots of good things about the book 💙💙 hope you‘re having a lovely holiday 😘

Caroline2 Oh good, glad you like it! 👍🏻 had a fab holiday cheers, although with two kids in tow I feel like I need another holiday to recover!! 😆 3mo
AmyG Happy Birthday! 3mo
Trashcanman I hope you had a wonderful birthday. 🎉🎈🎁💐🎊🎂🍰👁️👁️ 3mo
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youneverarrived @Caroline2 haha 😂 glad you had a fab time x 3mo
youneverarrived @AmyG thank you ♥️ 3mo
youneverarrived @Trashcanman thank you ♥️ it‘s been a great day! 3mo
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Wine, my book and this view from the living room. I don‘t ever want to leave this house 💚💚

Cathythoughts Beautiful! Lovely place to be 3mo
Eyelit That‘s so lovely! 3mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts it‘s so lovely to get away for a bit ♥️ I received your parcel and bought it with me to open tomorrow, I forgot to post and let you know. Thank you 😘😘 3mo
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BarbaraBB What a great view! 😍 3mo
batsy Ohhhh, I can understand never wanting to leave 😍😍 3mo
LeahBergen Happy, happy birthday!! 📚📚📚📚 3mo
youneverarrived @Eyelit @BarbaraBB @batsy the whole house is surrounded by this scenery it‘s gorgeous 💚 3mo
youneverarrived @LeahBergen thank you lovely 😘 3mo
BarbaraBB So English (the way I think of England) or is it somewhere else? 3mo
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB it‘s the Lake District so very English 😀 3mo
BarbaraBB I need to go there, it really looks gorgeous! 3mo
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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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I‘m staying in a gorgeous house in the lakes for a few days. It‘s absolutely pouring down outside and I‘m all snuggled reading in front of the fire. I‘m in my happy place 🧡

squirrelbrain I wanted our fire lighting in this delightful weather, but we‘ve run out of firewood as apparently it‘s summertime 😁 It looks a bit better tomorrow maybe.... 3mo
JenFowler That sounds lovely! 3mo
JennyM Lovely. Stay all snuggled up❣️ 3mo
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Cathythoughts Sounds fab! I loved that book you have there ♥️ 3mo
KarenUK Sounds lovely..... and I love this book! 3mo
CouronneDhiver Nice fireplace! 3mo
readordierachel Enjoy! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Indeed! Looks cosy. Enjoy. 3mo
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain haha you wouldn‘t think it was June. I think it is supposed to be a bit better today 🤞I would love a fire at home, it‘s so cosy. 3mo
youneverarrived @JenFowler it was 🧡 3mo
youneverarrived @JennyM I did 🥰 3mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts really enjoying it so far ♥️ 3mo
youneverarrived @KarenUK I‘m just over halfway and really liking it! 3mo
youneverarrived @CouronneDhiver it was so cosy 🧡 3mo
BiblioLitten Looks so perfect! 🧡🔥 3mo
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