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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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I‘m so behind (work is insane) so I‘m doing a #quadrupledip to get mostly caught up from the week.
In this Pride and Prejudice retelling, Zuri has a #KinkyAfro & her Bushwick, Brooklyn neighborhood is her #MerseyParadise a place she loves. She & her sister Janae #SitDown on the roof of their building & watch what‘s going on. Zuri has an immediate dislike of Darius Darcy, living #TheLifeOfRiley in his family‘s mini-mansion.🎤😉

arlenefinnigan Wow. A quadruple link is some going! Excellent work. 3mo
Cinfhen Well played 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼and I‘m kind of keen to read this particular retelling 3mo
Cinfhen Hope you have a quieter week 💜 3mo
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(Day 18 - #MerseyParadise)

*I‘m afraid I took all of the drowning bits literally, e.g., “You can bet your life I‘ll meet a pike who‘ll wolf me down for tea tonight.” I couldn‘t help it—it wouldn‘t get out of my head! Apologies to anyone who is offended by/been beaten over the head with the Bible. I just can‘t resist the idea of a whale vomiting up a human, so....♥️

Cinfhen Ha!!! I love this Bible story 3mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Thanks, Cindy! I never know if I will offend someone with biblical references...but a WHALE 🐋 ...and he VOMITS 🤮 a HUMAN 😂 I can‘t help myself...that line in the song is just too much. I don‘t know the song—I‘m getting a real education here with your & Arlene‘s prompts here. 3mo
Laura317 If I‘m not mistaken, the Bible says Jonah was swallowed by a big fish. I guess the fish has somehow made us all think whale. 3mo
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arlenefinnigan Ha! Nice work. 3mo
gradcat @Laura317 I guess you‘re right...that painting depicts a big fish, but not a whale...hmmm 🤔 ♥️ 😂 3mo
gradcat @arlenefinnigan Thank you! ☺️ 🙏 😊 3mo
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I'll Never Walk Alone: An Autobiography | Ray Coleman, Gerry Marsden
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🎶 So ferry cross the Mersey, 'cause this lands the place I love and here I'll stay🎶 #MerseyParadise

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arlenefinnigan Ohhhhhh. Beautiful pic. Homesick. 💜 You win today! 😉 3mo
TheEllieMo @arlenefinnigan I nicked it off t‘internet. It‘s been years since I last went to Liverpool 3mo
TrishB You haven‘t lived until you‘ve been on that ferry! 3mo
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The Good People | Hannah Kent
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Not set along the Mersey River, but water and rivers play a role in this newest by Kent. Kent has become one of my favorite authors for her writing style and her ability to evoke such raw emotions. I absolutely love Burial Rites, & while this one is excellent, I think BR is still my favorite. This centers around the battle between religion & superstition & a tragedy that ignites investigations into a way of life. #merseyparadise #RedRoseSeptember

Cinfhen I bailed on this one even though I loved Burial Rites. 3mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen It‘s not for everyone. This one is so tragic, it makes Burial Rites look like a happy story. 3mo
arlenefinnigan Sounds interesting (if heavy going!) 3mo
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Cinfhen @Librarybelle 😂😂😂😂TRUTH 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Will be starting this soon! BR was so amazing too. 3mo
Crazeedi @Librarybelle I read this for LMPBC and I wasnt sure till I got to the end, then this book hit my heart 3mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen and thank you for giving this one to me! 3mo
Redwritinghood I loved both of her books. 3mo
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#merseyparadise #redroseseptember
Not tagged book- but same author, used to be a PVC at my current uni.

Cinfhen ✊🏼❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Book sounds good 👍🏻 3mo
arlenefinnigan All of the above 😉 great pick! 3mo
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The Mersey Sound | Roger McGough, Adrian Henri, Brian Patten
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This is the best I can do for the prompt #MerseyParadise #RedroseSeptember .

TrishB Good one 👍🏻 3mo
Ruthiella @TrishB I suspect you know lots more about the subject than I do! 😀 3mo
Cinfhen Betting MrTrishB owns this one @TrishB 3mo
arlenefinnigan Excellent! 3mo
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The Ballymara Road | Nadine Dorries
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This series of books is set in Liverpool, following the lives of a group of Irish immigrants. I really like these - not as ‘fluffy‘ as they sound; there‘s some hard-hitting stuff included. Definitely not always a #merseyparadise!

arlenefinnigan Excellent! She's an awful MP though. 3mo
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The Mersey Girls | Katie Flynn
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#NotBookRelated but who doesn‘t love a true life feel-good story???
First appearing on Britain‘s Got Talent in 2017, Julia was part of the dance troupe Just Us – who later became MerseyGirls. Their performance received the Golden Buzzer. Julia revealed that she had scoliosis & needed surgery which meant never being able to dance again.👇🏼

Cinfhen That is until Simon Cowell paid for her to fly out to the US & undergo a different surgery, not available on the NHS.
On Saturday Julie returned with her dance troupe to BGT The Champions where they are competing for top act.
Ruthiella Great story! 3mo
TrishB Aww ♥️ don‘t watch either, but I know Cowell does a lot for kids and charity. Good luck to her! 3mo
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Cinfhen It IS a great story @TrishB @Ruthiella ❣️❣️❣️Simon has really mellowed since becoming a father 3mo
arlenefinnigan Aw, great pics! 3mo
Suet624 Aw, Simon. 3mo
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Cinfhen I just saw that I missed your birthday @EadieB 🙈Hope it was wonderful 💝 3mo
EadieB @Cinfhen Thanks! Babysat all day but went to dinner afterward. Still celebrating - my stepson and his wife are taking us for Mexican this Saturday evening! (edited) 3mo
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Cinfhen Yay!!! Glad the celebrations continue 🎉🎊🎉🎊 3mo
Chrissyreadit Happy belated birthday! 3mo
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