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Ghost Wall
Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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RachelO
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Trying to clear the backlog for #NetGalleyNovember.

This was... disturbing!

Silvie accompanies her parents on an experimental archaeology field trip. With her abusive father, it was never going to be an easy week, but things become progressively darker.

I‘ve loved several of Sarah Moss‘s longer novels so approached this with high expectations. Although initially unsure, I was drawn in and it will haunt me for a long while.

TrishB I found it haunting too. 3w
RachelO @TrishB Finding it difficult to leave behind! 3w
batsy Yes, haunting is the right word. So good 3w
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Cathythoughts
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I thought the story was excellent... but something about the writing of it left me feeling cold. #unpopularopinion. Maybe I need to try another by Sarah Moss...

TrishB I sort of interpreted the coldness with the storyline. 1mo
Libby1 I adored this one! 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB yes ! For sure it‘s a cold one. Yet I‘ve read cold ones & wasn‘t left ONLY with a cold feeling. There was something missing for me , hard to explain in text ... 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Libby1 I think most everyone loved it 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I really liked this, even though I felt the ending a bit rush?🤷‍♀️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes maybe that‘s part of it .... it was over too fast 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Moray_Reads I love Sarah Moss and while I liked this a lot it's not her best. I recommend Bodies of Light, The Tidal Zone and Night Waking 1mo
Cathythoughts @Moray_Reads thanks! I must have a look. I think I have Bodies of Light ( maybe a sample) on my kindle 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Tamra I have this queued up in audio. 🤞🏾 I did notice in other posts what a slim novel it looks to be. Maybe too slim and not enough devo? 1mo
Moray_Reads @Cathythoughts It is excellent. Signs for Lost Children is a direct sequel and Night Waking also links in. It was written before Bodies but I read it after and it works just as well that way round 1mo
BarbaraBB I felt the same but I often feel this way about Sarah Moss. 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB it‘s my first of hers .... I won‘t be rushing to read another. 1mo
Centique I bailed on this. I loved the first chapter but the father daughter vibe from then on was creeping me out. I know it‘s supposed to - I just couldn‘t do it. 😬 1mo
Cathythoughts @Centique yes I agree , the father /daughter / mother vibe was awful 4w
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emilyhaldi
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#ghosttown Ghost Wall? Close enough. Picked this up at the recent book sale and I love the cover 😍
#movember

BarbaraBB Everybody loves this book. I didn‘t. Looking forward to what you think. At least your cover is better than mine 😍 1mo
charl08 I love this cover! (I read one from the library I think- don't remember this design). 1mo
Cinfhen I picked this up on a #KindleDailyDeal / might read for #Booked2020 #FinishInOneSitting 1mo
Reviewsbylola Thanks for grabbing me this one! 🥰 4w
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TrishB
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#ghosttown #movember
Some ghosts on my kindle 😁

Tamra I just downloaded the audio of Ghost Wall, I hope it‘s good! 1mo
TrishB @Tamra I loved it ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen 👻👻👻💕 1mo
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Cathythoughts Started Ghost Wall last night 🤞🏻 1mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts sorry to see you didn‘t really like it! At least it was short!! 1mo
Cathythoughts It was so short ! Ya , I just felt there was something missing ... the actual “ ghost wall “ was creeeeeepy 1mo
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Cathythoughts
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#MOvember #GhostTown That‘s my copy of Ghost Wall on the right from the library ... still not read .... way overdue 😬😳... I may not make a good library member

Cinfhen I bought this one recently as it was a US #KindleDailyDeal / not sure when I‘ll get to reading it though 1mo
eraderneely I really enjoyed it. And it‘s short, so maybe you‘ll get to it? 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm That is a great edition. It‘s fairly short, hopefully you‘ll read it soon. 💕 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @eraderneely @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m going to try it as soon as I finish Overstory 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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1. I read a few for the #Scarathlon that was going on, but the most disconcertingly scary was the tagged book Ghost Wall. If you like the scares of reads like The Lottery or Lord of the Flies where things slowly shift from normal to terrifying, all while being a bit too easy to imagine a group of humans going along with dark ideas...it‘s the read for you.

2. Probably my favorite was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

#TwoForTuesday

Megabooks That‘s a great book! 1mo
Crazeedi Great book! 1mo
TheSpineView Not sure I could read it. A little spooky is Ok.. beyond that I don't care for. Thanks for playing! 1mo
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rmaclean4
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♥️ Knoxville TN
🧡57
💛 Recruiter by day, Reader by night
💚 Married
💙 Ms.
💜 Email preface

The tagged book is one of my favorite reads of 2019.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Creepy and spooky! What starts out as a summer school trip in living archeology, as students, their professor, and a nature enthusiast live like the Iron Age people of ancient Britian quickly turns eerie as long hidden abuse becomes pronounced, and the lessons of the past become all too real again.

Humans are truly the worst monsters, and what people will allow/condone in groups/mobs scarier yet.

#Scararhlon
#TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
ClairesReads Loved this! 1mo
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Libby1
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Hello, @jenniferw88 and @jhod ! Here are four possibilities for #lmpbc . I‘ve not read any of them. Do you have a preference? Have either of you selected your book yet?

If any Littens would like to give their views on these books it would be most welcome.

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jenniferw88 I haven't read any of them. For me it's a tie between Ghost Wall (which is on my GR wishlist) & Barracoon (as I've been eyeing it on Kindle!). 1mo
jenniferw88 And I'm probably going to choose Macbeth as my book, as I'm doing #NonFicNov 1mo
jhod Happy with any Libby, thanks! 1mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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MaleficentBookDragon I love this cover. 1mo
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thebluestocking
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There‘s no other word for it. This book was haunting. Moss handily connects the past to our present while tacitly shining light on human nature and centuries of sexism. I highly recommend this powerful novella.

Freespirit Sounds intriguing! 2mo
Ruthiella Good seasonal pick then! 🎃 2mo
thebluestocking @Freespirit It‘s one that I think it‘s good to go in knowing little. 💙 2mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella Indeed! It worked out nicely. 💙 2mo
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FredMcmillan
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Here‘s a dive into some creepy queer lit a day or so late for coming out day. Solid novella,brought the emotions I had growing up in a rural Appalachian community, knowing I‘m gay but knowing I was trapped. The emotions were the only parallel I had with the main character because she suffered some gnarly trauma. Until every cage is empty! (Literal, figurative)

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thebluestocking
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01. Ghost Wall; The Minimalist Home (audio); The Turn of the Screw (Serial)
02. Two
03. Let it be. Slumps happen, and then slumps go away.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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AnneCecilie
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ClairesReads
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Ghost Wall is unsettling, claustrophobic, pitch perfect. It is about what motivates our interest in the past; a commentary on how we lay ourselves, our values and our own concerns over the top of what we know. It was at its heart, a story of social class; of different people, who lived different lives, and how hard it can be to bridge that gap and what it‘s like to live under the crushing weight of someone else‘s unhappiness and unrealised dreams.

erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review 👍 2mo
batsy I still can't think about it without that combined sense of dread and panic... This book has atmosphere in spades. 2mo
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ClairesReads @batsy i absolutely agree! 2mo
rmaclean4 This continues to be one of the best books I have read this year. Great review. 2mo
ClairesReads @rmaclean4 I‘m glad I‘m not alone in feeling that this really is an exceptional wee read 2mo
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ClairesReads
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ClairesReads
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“I do not know what my father thought I might want to do in those days but he devoted considerable attention to making sure I couldn‘t do it.”

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ClairesReads
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After a long period of not reading, I‘ve determined that I haven‘t forgotten how to read and now I‘m back.

Abailliekaras Beautiful cover! I loved this one . 2mo
ClairesReads @Abailliekaras it‘s lovely isn‘t it? I‘ve been meaning to read this one for so long- I‘m hoping it helps me gateway out of my slump 2mo
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AkashPhoenix
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Emilymdxn
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I enjoyed this a lot though perhaps I felt a bit let down by the enormous hype around it. I studied bog bodies and bog body poetry a fair bit at uni so maybe my expectations were too high. I loved the atmosphere and setting, I‘d have lived a bit longer in the world to develop Silvie more, though some of the other characters were a little one dimensional. I rly need to read books early and not let the hype become unmanageable

TrishB I hear you! I need to read at the beginning or ages after! This I read right at the beginning and loved it as it hadn‘t been hyped up in my head. But it‘s a real thing definitely! 3mo
CharismaRaven13 I am not familiar with the term big body.. what exactly it that? 3mo
Emilymdxn @CharismaRaven13 some human bodies which were in peat bogs hundreds or thousands of years ago got preserved incredibly well because of the soil chemicals so when people found the bodies they‘d call the police thinking someone had just died when it was actually thousands of years old - I find it super interesting! Seamus Heaney wrote some cool poetry about them one is called Bog Queen and I really recommend it! 3mo
CharismaRaven13 Thank you so much for your explanation!! 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Silvie and her parents join an experimental archeology trip to Northumberland organised by a Professor with his three students. They live in tents and huts, trying to ‘relive‘ an authentic Iron Age life in manners of hunting and looking for food. Things turn out quite differently from an ordinary archeology #camping trip.

#LetsTravelAugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚 4mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🏕 4mo
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kathedron
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A summer's re-enactment of Iron Age life, my stomach was clenched from start to finish. The women forage, cook, and wash clothes while (Molly aside) condoning (from fear and habit) the physical and emotional violence meted out to them. The men are too busy indulging macho fantasies and sparring for dominance to contribute much of use before bonding when the "experiment" goes full-on Lord of the Flies. It's not really about the Iron Age, is it?

gradcat Good review 🌟 ! 4mo
BarbaraBB Great review! 4mo
collegecatlady I loved this one too! 4mo
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kathedron
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Experiential archaeology student Molly is talking to teenager Silvie about her professor (Jim) and about Silvie's dad. They're living as the ancient Britons did, or in accordance with Silvie's dad's notions of what that was which (surprise, surprise!) involves curtailing the women's freedoms, spouting off about racial purity, sulking whenever the professor contradicts him and taking it out on the women. How very contemporary!

laurenbescoby This was a brilliant novel. The first Sarah Moss I read and I really want to read more! 4mo
kathedron @laurenbescoby This is really good, too. 4mo
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BarbaraBB
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I went in with high expectations. A man wants to live like ‘folks‘ did in prehistoric times and brings his family with him. They are submitting to his wishes even though they don‘t want to relive ancient times themselves. I liked the premise of this novella but wasn‘t that impressed in the end.

(Pic: ‘Our‘ California Zephyr train at Denver Station, Colorado)

RaimeyGallant I'm torn on the premise. 5mo
GatheringBooks the book seems to fit right in! :) 5mo
AbigailDays The background looks straight out of a scifi novel! Sounds like an interesting premise, depending on how the author handled it. 5mo
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Kalalalatja I know I was part of getting your expectations up, so, sorry for that 😅 5mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Yes you were 😉 but almost all my peers here love this book and I wonder why I didn‘t. Reading back your reviews I can agree with all that is said. And yet it didn‘t have the impact on me it had on others. Unfortunately! 4mo
BarbaraBB @GatheringBooks You‘re right! I didn‘t even notice that myself 😀😘 4mo
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BarbaraBB
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I am travelling by train from Salt Lake City to Chicago. 36 hours through the scenery of Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. 36 hours to eat and sleep, read and listen to podcasts. Living the dream 😍😍

KarenUK That sounds wonderful.... enjoy! 💕 5mo
Megabooks Cool! I‘ve never been to Utah, Nebraska, or Iowa. 5mo
Blaire That sounds like a dream trip! I love long train rides. Utah is gorgeous! 5mo
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Mdargusch Enjoy! I love trains! 5mo
Lizpixie I love train travel! I used to take the XPT from Sydney to Brisbane then change to a Qld sleeper to Bundaberg. 22hrs Of clickety clack bliss. I‘ve always wanted to do the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth, right across the middle of Australia, or the Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin. When I was a teenager I used to skip school & ride the trains around Metro Sydney or up into the Blue Mountains all day.🚂🚊 5mo
Lcsmcat I‘ve done that route, years ago. The scenery is amazing. 5mo
batsy Lovely 💕 5mo
Kalalalatja Sounds amazing! 5mo
Simona Enjoy❣️ 5mo
8little_paws that's super cool! I love a good long train ride. 5mo
Hooked_on_books You‘re really taking a bite out of the US. That‘s great! And it coordinates well with our reading USA challenge. 5mo
youneverarrived Sounds lovely ♥️ and this is a brilliant book! 5mo
AlaMich What are your Chicago plans? 5mo
BarbaraBB @AlaMich I hope to do a boat tour, visit the Art Institute and we have reservations for dinner at Alinea, my long time dream 😊. If you have any suggestions or must see‘s, I‘d love to hear them! 💕 5mo
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books Yes definitely, the reading challenge was perfectly planned! 5mo
AlaMich You are doing Chicago right!! My brother went to Alinea several years ago—also his dream—and said it was unforgettable. The Architectural Foundation boat tour is also fun and interesting. I know you don‘t have much time, so I would say you made very good choices! 😊 5mo
BarbaraBB @AlaMich Thanks! The tour by the Architectural Foundation seems great, thanks, I‘d love to see and hear more about Chicago‘s architecture! Thank you!! 💜 4mo
BarbaraBB @8little_paws @Simona @Kalalalatja @batsy @Lcsmcat @Mdargusch @Blaire @Megabooks @KarenUK It was a fantastic trip! In 36 hours the scenery went from desert to Rockies to agriculture, ending with the amazing skyline of Chicago. What a beautiful country you Americans have! So much space and emptiness! 😍 Also, many Amish people on the train. Super fascinating for this European - I never saw them before! (edited) 4mo
8little_paws @BarbaraBB I live in Chicago. Ask me anything! 4mo
8little_paws And yes the amish and mennonites often travel by rail. I grew up in the heart of new York's amish country! 4mo
8little_paws For a boat tour the architecture foundation one is great , you can also just buy a ticket for a water taxi and cruise around that way! Consider visiting the Chicago cultural center as well. If you want any other food recommendations just ask. 4mo
BarbaraBB @8little_paws @AlaMich You are so lucky! I am blown away by Chicago! I had no idea that it would be so beautiful and atmospheric and wow, I could live here! The Architecture Tour was awesome, Alinea was living the dream and next will be the White Socks game. I am smitten! 😍😍 Also, @Cinfhen thank Niki for her restaurant recs! We had breakfast at Cindy‘s, a great rooftop place viewing Millennium Park ❤️❤️ (edited) 4mo
BarbaraBB @8little_paws Thank you so much for your offer, I didn‘t know or I would have asked you a thousand things. We only have two days here unfortunately so we will be leaving again tomorrow. But I definitely want to come back! 4mo
Cinfhen Just seeing this now!!! Yay 😁 4mo
JaclynW The train would be such a fun way to travel! 4mo
emilyhaldi Omg so jealous of this!!! We Americans don‘t take advantage of the trains here... sounds dreamy ☺️ 4mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi I noticed that about Americans using the train. It were mainly Amish/Mennonites, which I found very interesting as well! the train goes way slower than in Europe so I can understand you go by plane to cover such distance. But for me it was a great way to travel and see all the scenery. I loved it! 4mo
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collegecatlady
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This novella is a haunting portrayal of abuse and really gets under your skin. It is a slow burn but a loping, tingling one at that. Those are the weirdest adjectives to use, but there it is. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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erzascarletbookgasm
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The no-dialogue punctuation takes a bit of getting used to, but Moss writing is beautiful and immersive. Great characters, great sense of place, and much tension that builds with every page. A great read and I love it!
(Background pic of Northumbrian moors from google).

batsy This book 💜 Love the pic. 5mo
TrishB Loved it too ❤️ 5mo
Kalalalatja I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! 5mo
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Kalalalatja
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I love Sarah Moss‘ writing, despite the lack of quotation marks. I love how she takes hard subjects (physical abuse in this one) and blends them with history, and with a great dash of feminism. In just 150 pages, she build tension, made my heart crawl to my throat and kept me hooked. 👌

TrishB Loved this too ❤️ this is an interesting read https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jul/13/books-that-made-me-sarah-moss 5mo
BarbaraBB Great review! I brought this one with me to the US so will read it soon too. The same goes for that article @TrishB ! 5mo
batsy An unforgettable book 💜 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Great review, will get to it this weekend! 5mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB thanks for posting the article, I‘ll read it today! @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm it is a quick read that holds so much inside! @batsy truly! It was just the book I needed at the time 👌 5mo
Moray_Reads Fantastic book, though not my favourite by Moss. I love this cover 4mo
Kalalalatja @Moray_Reads not my favourite by her, either, but a great read! 4mo
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja definitely. She's such a talented writer and her characters have such authentic psychologies ✊ 4mo
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ablachly
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Sparse and tense.

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Arkrayder
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This was a book I really wanted to like but it read like a tense narrative about domestic abuse combined with filler. It just doesn‘t deliver.

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Laru79
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Oh my goodness, this book!! I‘m struggling with The day of the jackal, so snuck this short story in and wow, what a story!! You can feel the build up building the whole time and still be gobsmacked when it actually comes!! Definitely worth a read.

Slajaunie You sold me! 5mo
Laru79 Yay! Enjoy @Slajaunie 5mo
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Laru79
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Oh my goodness, this book!! I‘m struggling with The day of the jackal, so snuck this short story in and wow, what a story!! You can feel the build up building the whole time and still be gobsmacked when it actually comes!! Definitely worth a read.

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AmyG
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And on the day I mail a letter to her, the lovely package from @Mitch comes in the mail for me. Like minds! Thank you so much, my friend. Hugs and kisses to you across the pond. 😘

Mitch Ahhhh ..... synchronicity 😘 5mo
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TheEllieMo
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1. Lilies, preferably white;

2. The tagged book, Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss;

3. Morse/Lewis/Endeavour ❤️

4. I‘m not really a poetry fan.

#HappyHumpDay

@DebbieGrillo @MinDea

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Dolly
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This was such a disappointment. I didn‘t buy into storyline and characters were flat. The plot that originally held promise couldn‘t rise above the dead weight.

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Quite underwhelming. Sure, I liked the journey, I was thrilled at an Experiential Archaeology course, I loved the topic on bog bodies as I study mummies myself, and I did appreciate the sexuality and authority issues, but the characterization seemed a bit flat and the 'crescendo' (literally and figuratively) sounded disjointed and empty. A novella to pass the time. Rating: 💀💀½/5

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JulietBoydAuthor
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Audio version. A short, but disturbing tale about an abusive father/dysfunctional family and an archaeological reenactment that goes too far.

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TheEllieMo
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@Clwojick sorry to hear you‘re having a bad day. Here‘s a picture of two of my three tortoiseshells, Merlot and Rioja (can you spot a theme?), in identical poses on my sofa!

The tagged book is one that had me mesmerised both in print and on audio recently. Less than 4 hours‘ listening but packs quite a punch in my opinion.

Clwojick Sounds great! Thanks for the post, and the Rec. 🙌🏻💖 6mo
rretzler 😻 6mo
Purrfectpages I love this! 6mo
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Mitch
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So.... when it‘s been raining for 7 hours straight and you can‘t potter in the garden, read in the sun or swim open air (all my favourite June activities!) - the best thing to do is eat chocolate mousse and give your local Indie patronage!

TrishB Different cover for Ghost Wall! 6mo
wanderinglynn I love the cover of Underland. 6mo
Mitch @wanderinglynn it‘s lovely isn‘t it 6mo
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Mitch @TrishB yeah.. it‘s the paperback edition - think I preferred the hardback cover 6mo
TrishB Mines on kindle, so never quite the same anyway! 6mo
wanderinglynn I would pick it up just for the cover. 👍🏻 6mo
TheEllieMo Just finished Ghost Wall, I loved it! 6mo
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TheEllieMo
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A short (160 pages) but perfectly formed novella, touching on themes of domestic violence, gender inequality, and race/border issues (Sarah Moss is very much anti-Brexit). The MC‘s father harks back to a time when British blood was “pure”, not understanding that there was never such a thing. The story gets darker and darker, towards a chilling end.

A recommended read.

TrishB Loved this one 💕 6mo
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TheEllieMo
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Right, I‘ve had two days back at work but I still don‘t feel settled into a routine yet. For a start, I can‘t settle on my next #BookFitnessChallenge read; I‘ve started all three of these!

I‘ve got my steps back on point but just had a bit of a chocolate binge. My stomach still thinks it‘s on an all-inclusive holiday🙄😂😂

wanderinglynn In my world, chocolate (& coffee) are essential for mental wellness. 👍🏻💜 You‘ll get back on track with the rest, I have no doubts about that. 6mo
BookwormAHN Nice job, you'll get there 👏🏻 6mo
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Lindy
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Quiet and powerful at the same time. The opening chapter, an imagining of a Neolithic ritual, had me worried because I dislike having my emotions manipulated. Fortunately, everything settles down after that, and it becomes a compact story about a dysfunctional family, a queer girl‘s coming of age, and human connections to nature. Feminist themes are at the forefront. I loved it.

TrishB I loved this one too 💕 such a lot in a short book. 6mo
saresmoore Great review and very much agreed. 6mo
Lindy @TrishB @saresmoore Thanks! I am in good company. 😊 6mo
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Lindy
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Dad and I find ash, I said, up on the moortops at home, people say they want to be scattered there as if scattering is making something go away entirely and then we sit down with our sandwiches and realize we‘re in the middle of someone‘s granny, of course they always choose the places you‘d stop for lunch, somewhere on the top of a ridge with a nice view.

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Lindy
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I ducked under the flap in the doorway and waited a moment—I could, after all, be going into the wood to pee, or getting a drink of water. Without a house, it occurred to me, it is much harder to restrict a person‘s movement. Harder for a man to restrain a woman.

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Lindy
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… a human face, a face last seen two thousand years ago by the neighbours who led their friend naked across the moor, who bound him hand and foot.
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batsy I spent some time reading about bog bodies while reading this book ...eerie, strange, and sad. And not much different from modern times (only the means and methods of killing). 6mo
Cathythoughts I did try Bodies of Light but couldn‘t get into it. I think I‘ll try again. @batsy your comment is so true 6mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts This one is more succinct than Bodies of Light, although it tackles some similar themes: the roles of women in society, and dysfunctional family relationships. 6mo
Lindy @batsy I‘ve been fascinated by bog bodies for years. Eerie, strange and sad—definitely. 6mo
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Boy, so much familial dysfunction this weekend! And all different! There are SO many ways to mess a kid up.

Tamra 😳 Comforting thought......😆 (edited) 7mo
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KatieDid927
Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Beautiful little book with a beautiful little cover.

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KatieDid927
Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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1) Blue 💙
2) Literary fiction, fantasy 🦄
3) Besides reading? Theatre going, baseball spectating and traveling ✈️
4) Salty/sweet, fruity candy, dark chocolate 🍫
5) Buffy, Bob‘s Burgers 👨🏻
6) Oh wow. Hard to pick just one. Probably Jane Eyre.

#GettingToKnowYou #GraphicNovelsAndMangaSwap

Amiable I love “Bob‘s Burgers” — Tina is my spirit animal! 😀 7mo
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mklong
Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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This suffered a bit at first from all the hype. However, as it went on, I began to appreciate the power and atmosphere that Moss was achieving with very few words. The condensed narrative lends itself to the oppressed and claustrophobic atmosphere even as the characters are in wide open space. The themes here are nothing new, but even though the ground is well covered, Moss does enough to make it worth revisiting.

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gracemom
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Wow.