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MrBook
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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From the fantastic @Andrew65 :

This is the schedule for the discussion points for the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead that starts tomorrow. At 544 pages in the paperback copy been tricky to split into sections because of long chapters. Sometimes 2 chapters too short, and three chapters too long so split into six sections.

Everyone welcome to join us, this is a standalone.

Been a lot of years since I read it but remember this as a favourite Binchy! 😍

Andrew65 Thanks for reposting and the great words @MrBook 😊👏👍 (edited) 1d
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Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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This is the schedule for the discussion points for the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead that starts tomorrow. At 544 pages in the paperback copy been tricky to split into sections because of long chapters. Sometimes 2 chapters too short, and three chapters too long so split into six sections.

Everyone welcome to join us, this is a standalone.

Been a lot of years since I read it but remember this as a favourite Binchy! 😍

EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks for the schedule. I'm looking forward to reading this one as it is one of my favorites too! (edited) 2d
Andrew65 @EadieB Glad I‘m not alone in this. I liked it because a favourite character, Fiona, reappeared. 2d
TheBookHippie Looks good! I love Fiona as well. 2d
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EadieB @TheBookHippie @Andrew65 Looking forward to Fiona too! She is a great character! 2d
catebutler Still waiting on my library hold, but I‘ll start as soon as it arrives. 🤗 2d
Andrew65 @catebutler 🤞🤞🤞 2d
Andrew65 @EadieB @TheBookHippie She is and will be good to see how she has changed since (edited) 2d
ljuliel I started this early this morning, and am 1/3 done already. It‘s very good ! Hopefully I‘ll remember everything for the questions. 😊 2d
ljuliel I read Nights of Rain and Stars a long time back. I should reread that , because I don‘t remember all the characters that well. I remember it was in Greece. 2d
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 yes and I‘ve missed reading Maeves voice!!! Good balm for winter days! 2d
Andrew65 @ljuliel If you look on the Nights Of Rain and Stars Book page you‘ll see our discussion posts which might help. 2d
Andrew65 @ljuliel Wow, a third in already on one day! 👏👏👏 I‘ve yet to start. 2d
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie She is a great comfort writer, and we‘ve missed you too. 2d
ljuliel @Andrew65 I‘ve got lots of spare time to read, so I can spend as much time as needed . I might go look through the other book posts, or maybe give it a quick reread. I‘ll see. 🙂 1d
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LitsyHappenings
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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Repost for @Andrew65 :

The November #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead will be Heart and Soul, which will start on 19th November. I read this many years ago and remember it as one of my all time favourite Maeve Binchy Books, partly because one of my favourite Maeve Binchy characters reappears, Fiona from Nights of Rain and Stars.
Everyone is welcome and holds up brilliantly, like all her books, as a standalone. You know you want to join us! 😂😊

Andrew65 Thanks for reposting! ❣️😍 2w
ljuliel NOTE TO SELF —. 🌟 4d
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Maeve Binchy”s collection of short stories.

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/b/maeve-binchy/

EadieB I don‘t have Story Teller, Short Stories, Dublin People and From Republic of Conscience 2w
ljuliel Oh, I see. I‘m not familiar with all the short story ones. 2w
MidnightBookGirl I love Maeve Binchy so much! Maybe I'll make 2020 my year of re-reading her books. 2w
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Andrew65 @EadieB I don‘t think I own any of the short story ones, will need to rely on the library. @ljuliel 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 ok we will wait and see what you can get from the library. 2w
Andrew65 @MidnightBookGirl We have been reading one a month since August 2018 and have loved every minute of them. #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead In November we are reading 2w
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Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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The November #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead will be Heart and Soul, which will start on 19th November. I read this many years ago and remember it as one of my all time favourite Maeve Binchy Books, partly because one of my favourite Maeve Binchy characters reappears, Fiona from Nights of Rain and Stars.
Everyone is welcome and holds up brilliantly, like all her books, as a standalone. You know you want to join us! 😂😊

EadieB I read and enjoyed this one too and don‘t mind rereading this one! 2w
ljuliel I know I WILL join you. I haven‘t read this one yet but I DO have a copy. ✨✨✨ 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘m looking forward to rereading it too. 2w
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Andrew65 @ljuliel Will be great to have you with us again, especially good that you have a copy. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I still own about 10 books by Binchy that we have not read yet. 2w
ljuliel Wow, @EadieB ! I thought we were going in order and there weren‘t very many left in the list. Are we doing short stories, etc too ? (edited) 2w
Andrew65 @ljuliel Yes we are close to the end of the novels, possibly only 3 - 4 months left, but then will target her short stories. @EadieB 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 ok Because I was wondering because someone mentioned we would be done soon. 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Most probably me. We have read all her novels up to 2006 now, and she died in 2012. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 So we will be reading her for at least 6 more months. 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Looks like it. 2w
rubyslippersreads I hope to join in. I‘m sorry I‘m so behind on the current Binchy read. 2w
MrBook 😎🙌🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2w
CarolynM Thanks Andrew, I think I'm over committed already this month🙂 2w
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads Not a problem, life and other things happen. 😊 Thanks for reading along. 👍 (edited) 2w
Andrew65 @CarolynM No problem 😊 2w
Tove_Reads I‘ll read it December. 2w
Tove_Reads There are only three novels left we haven‘t read together after this one @Eadieb 2w
EadieB @Tove_Reads Plus there are 15 other books under her collections and we will be reading the ones that Andrew can get from his library. 2w
Tove_Reads @eadieb I doubt I‘ll get them here, so I won‘t join in on these. There might be a few, but that‘ll be all I‘m sure. 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads 👍 Know you‘re very busy with other things this month. 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I do own Victoria Line, Central Line @EadieB 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 ok whatever you can get we can read together. The others, I‘ll just read them on my own. 2w
Andrew65 Looks like my library has about 7 of them. @EadieB @Tove_Reads (edited) 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Great! 2w
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Alora
Untitled | Unknown
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#KeepLitsyActive

1) I love meeting fellow bookworms. I like how I can search for posts related to the book I‘m reading or interested in. I‘ve discovered so many #goodreads because of Litsy! Also love the swaps and penpal groups!
2) Nothing!
3) Would love an Owned TBR and Not Owned TBR.
4) Whenever I have a post I‘d like to share 💕
5) Love all, but haven‘t done a #readalong yet. Not sure how to find them
6) Bit higher character count?

ljuliel Great to hear your answers. I‘m glad you like it here so much. Are you following #litsyhappenings. . ? I believe that might be an area that posts or reposts events such as read alongs. Or check in with @Andrew65 , as he is currently doing at least one read along group. I know there are others that also do them. Another one to check would be @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks , as she also does them, but I‘ve no clue what her schedule is. 2w
Alora @ljuliel Awesome, thank you so much! I will check them out! 💜📖 Thank you for creating this! 2w
Clwojick Check out #ListyHappenings @LitsyHappenings ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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Clwojick I also agree with the higher character count. 2w
Alora @Clwojick I followed @LitsyHappenings , thank you!! Yes, I think a little bit higher would be great! Especially for book reviews. 2w
Insightsintobooks I agree with 3! 2w
Alora @Insightsintobooks It would be so useful for a number of reasons! For personal tbr piles, and for swaps!! I like to keep the books I own and haven‘t read on my tbr, but when I am in a swap I have to remove them 😂 2w
Butterfinger @MrBook is celebrating his 1,000,000 litsy points this weekend by hosting a readathon. I am really looking forward to it. 2w
Alora @Butterfinger Me too!! This is my second readathon. Hoping to get a lot more reading in this time! 😃📖 2w
Butterfinger @alora, I'm sorry. I misread. My brain substituted 'athon' for 'along'. 2w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Alora @Butterfinger haha thats okay!! Don‘t be sorry 😂😊 2w
Andrew65 @Alora We always do the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead starting on 19th of each month choosing a new book each month reading it over 10 - 14 days posting 4 - 5 discussion questions every couple of days. You are more than welcome to join us, jus check the feed of @Andrew65 or the tag above. We have just finished last month‘s but will start the tagged book later this month. We will most probably choose a new author when we finish her books. @ljuliel 2w
Andrew65 @Alora I always tag in @LitsyHappenings when posting / advertising the buddy reads and they do an awesome job of reposting the reads. @MrBook @Avanders @BookBabe 2w
Andrew65 @dgrachel and @TheReadingMermaid do buddy reads / read alongs too. They are both great people and well worth following. 😍 @Alora (edited) 2w
Alora @Andrew65 Thank you so much for the help! I will join you all for the next month! 😊 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #BotmBuddyRead is mine and Christine‘s monthly book club if you want to check it out!! @TheBookHippie 🎊🙌🏻📚 2w
TheBookHippie Follow our hashtag #BOTMBUDDYREAD we read a book a month and discuss sections every Sunday. POSTED questions are on my page. 2w
TheReadingMermaid #HOLBuddyRead is my next one. Everyone is welcome. Check the hashtag four times and details 😘 2w
MrBook @Andrew65 Love ya like a brother from another mother, man! 🤗 2w
Andrew65 @Alora Be great to have you with us, I forgot to tag the book - I was doing it over breakfast (I live in the U.K.) and was getting a bit late for setting off to work. November‘s book will be Heart and Soul which is one of my all time favourite Maeve Binchy books. I will tag you in when I set up the next Buddy Read. (edited) 2w
Andrew65 Because of having to get to work I didn‘t finish posting I also very strongly recommend @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @TheBookHippie‘s #BOTMBuddyRead. Misty and Christine are two of the greatest people you could wish to meet and do sensational buddy reads. They split books into four sections and post questions each Sunday. I have read some fabulous books with them just frustrated not joined n much recently due to life happening! 👇 2w
Andrew65 @Alora With my buddy reads I try to emulate their great work. My commitments also get caught up as I run two Group Reads a month on Librarything - Mystery and Suspense Books and cohost the Monthly #24B4Monday Readathons. (edited) 2w
Andrew65 I can also very strongly recommend @EadieB @Tove_Reads @gradcat and @Crazeedi , more great people to follow. The five of us read a few books a month together but on a very informal basis with people popping in or out as they want to. This year we have read the Maeve Kerrigan Series by Jane Casey, the Jack Caffery Series by Mo Hayder and the Sean Duffy Series by Adrian McKinty together. Also reading other books together. 👇 (edited) 2w
Andrew65 In 2020 we are targeting three Nordic authors we want to read together. In simple terms the more you get involved in these things on Litsy as @MrBook says the more you get out of it. And you must follow my ‘brother from another mother‘ MrBook, Jason is the million dollar man at the moment! An all round great guy that we all love 🤗🤓and looking forward to the Readathon in his honour this weekend as part of #PartyForOne. 2w
Andrew65 @Alora As you can tell I just love Litsy and the people on it. 😍❣️ sorry for filling up your feed! 😳😱🤔😁🤣😔 2w
Andrew65 @Butterfinger Me too! 😍😍😍 2w
Alora @Andrew65 Thank you so much for all the awesome info! 😍 I will definitely join a few buddy reads! 2w
Andrew65 @Alora Yey!!! 😊😍👍😁 2w
Alora @Andrew65 don‘t be sorry! I love and appreciate all the info! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 awww thank you Andrew!! We miss you!!!! 2w
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Need to get myself organised and back to them as miss them. Not helped that often driving at the time questions posted and feel the fun of it is everyone posting answers at the same time. Need to get over that! 😔 (edited) 2w
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 AWE thanks we miss your participation and we read an awful book and missed your humour a few months back 🤣🤣❤️ 2w
Avanders @andrew65 awww we sure do try! 🥰 2w
Andrew65 @Avanders You do more than try, you achieve and your time is greatly appreciated. ❣️😍 2w
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Need to get my time sorted and get back involved! One or two books need humour. 😂 2w
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Whitethorn Woods | Maeve Binchy
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#MaeveBinchyBuddyRead #WhitethornWoods

Final Discussion.

Question 6 of 6

EadieB I like the format of this book the best as I find all the characters interesting and there is always some type of theme with all the short stories which I like too. 2w
ljuliel I‘ll have to disagree on this one. I like Binchy‘s books, but she has a few that are written like this, telling the stories of multiple characters a piece at a time. I find it disjointed and harder to follow what‘s going on. I like her other books that start with a main set of characters that she carries throughout the story. Thank you Andrew, for leading the discussion. Great job. 👏🏻 👏🏻 2w
JacqMac There are so many characters sometimes it‘s hard to remember who everyone is. I‘m normally not a fan of short stories. And this was so much like short stories. But Maeve‘s character development is so great that she manages to keep me interested. It‘s not my favourite format, but she pulled it all together enough for me to enjoy it. 2w
Tove_Reads I could not stand the way the book was written. These could have been inserts in a weekly magazine. Too many characters not having anything to do with each other. The stories are too short. I think this is taking the easy way out, not really having to even write a book, just extremely short stories, and then publish them as a ‘novel‘. 2w
rubyslippersreads I prefer the books that follow just a few characters through the entire book, like Light A Penny Candle and Circle of Friends. But I really enjoyed the discussion, as I have all our Binchy reads. Thanks, @Andrew65 ! 1w
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Whitethorn Woods | Maeve Binchy
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Final Discussion.

Question 5 of 6

EadieB I thought Neddy was trying to get the best deal for the property. He was being a bit unfaithful by not telling Claire what he was up to. 2w
ljuliel I guess I had a soft spot for Neddy in a way, since he wasn‘t maybe quite as sharp about life and making proper decisions or explaining why he was doing what he thought best. I‘m not sure I‘d call it being unfaithful if he didn‘t function as well mentally . Therefore, he looked at things in a more simple manner. (edited) 2w
JacqMac I didn‘t think he was being unfaithful. I did worry for a bit that he was making a big mistake. 2w
rubyslippersreads I couldn‘t imagine Neddy being unfaithful but, like @JacqMac , I was concerned he might be taken advantage of. 1w
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George Whitefield's Journals | George Whitefield
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Final Discussion.

Question 4 of 6

EadieB I was a little surprised that the bail money was given with conditions. It wasn't Kit's property to sell as Neddy got Kit to sign papers that he relinquishes all his rights to the property in exchange for the bail money. 2w
ljuliel Agree once again. Eadie is nailing all the answers ! 2w
JacqMac I was so proud of Neddy. He really thought ahead. And he truly exceeded everyone‘s expectations. 2w
rubyslippersreads Kit has been a rat since the beginning of the book, so I wasn‘t surprised. 1w
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Whitethorn Woods | Maeve Binchy
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Final Discussion.

Question 3 of 6

EadieB Laurence needs to let Caroline do what she wants to do. Sometimes taking care of the house etc. is just not enough to make a woman feel like a real person. Some women need to experience the working world in order to make them feel whole. Laurence needs to support Caroline in whatever she needs to do to make herself feel complete. Otherwise Caroline could hold a grudge and their relationship could fall apart. 2w
ljuliel Perfectly said, Eadie. I agree. Being a housewife isn‘t exactly a fulfilling career. Ask me. 👎🏼 2w
JacqMac I love being a housewife. But I know lots of women who need more or different. Laurence seemed very selfish to me. He put himself over her happiness. 2w
rubyslippersreads As I said in my previous comment, Laurence is selfish and doesn‘t want Carolyn to have any interests except taking care of him. 1w
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