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Andrew65

Joined January 2017

‘A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone‘ Tyrion Lannister
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Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
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Prisoner of Heaven | Carlos Ruiz Zafaon
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Starting off #20in4 Readathon by beginning this third book in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books Series. #AuthorAMonth

PageShifter I love this cover ❣ I wish you happy reading 🥳 15h
Soubhiville Yay! Enjoy it. 15h
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Christmas holidays are rapidly approaching. Any one interested in doing some standalone Buddy reads over the Christmas holidays? Now is the ideal time to set them up so we have time to get hold of them.

If you are interested in this let us know by posting below & suggest a book or two you would like to Buddy read. Have tagged a few people but please share this and tag others. All welcome to join us. #ChristmasBuddyReads #Standalones #BookBuddies

Tove_Reads You know I‘m in! Just need to figure out books we can get. 18h
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Yes trying to think of books. Always remember the Christmas Buddy read @eadieb did a few years ago of (edited) 18h
Tove_Reads Loved it! Will read the nightingale now, but I know most of you have read it. 18h
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Still one I haven‘t read. 18h
Tove_Reads Any Coben‘s you haven‘t read? 18h
Tove_Reads Death by the Thames by Greta Mulrooney is read now on NG 18h
Tove_Reads Nicci French? 18h
Tove_Reads Been meaning to read The Snowdonia killings, but it‘s not a standalone 17h
PageShifter I am always down for BRs! I actually read everything so I am eager to read whatever others want to read. But best would be something wintery now 😏 17h
EadieB @Andrew65 How about this one which is .99 for Kindle on Amazon:
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Andrew65 C L Taylor has written a lot of standalones but not ready any. 17h
EadieB @Andrew65 I've read this one by C. L. Taylor: 17h
Andrew65 @EadieB Did you enjoy it? 17h
EadieB @Andrew65 I've read Don't Let Go by Coben. 17h
EadieB @Andrew65 The Snowdonia Killings does look good. @Tove_Reads (edited) 17h
Andrew65 How about some Mo Hayder? 17h
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes gave Before I Wake 4 stars. 17h
EadieB @Andrew65 I're read this one which I think is the same book as Tokyo:
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EadieB @Andrew65 I've read this one too:
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Andrew65 @EadieB It as the same as Tokyo, why do they give different books the same titles! What about Pig Island then, if you can get it. (edited) 17h
Andrew65 The Snowdonia Killings looks like one goer. 17h
Andrew65 @EadieB I really need to read more by her. 16h
EadieB @Andrew65 I've read 9 of her books. They are all pretty good. 16h
Andrew65 @EadieB Only the one we read together for me. 16h
Tove_Reads So, Snowdonia is a go then? @EadieB @Andrew65 16h
Tove_Reads Did we ever end up reading 16h
Tove_Reads Or how about historical fiction? Any suggestions? 16h
Tove_Reads Haven‘t read The Christmas Killer @EadieB @Andrew65 16h
Tove_Reads Works for me 16h
EadieB @Tove_Reads I just found some books by Mick Finlay 16h
Andrew65 Many years ago read the first book in the Matthew Hawkwood series which really enjoyed. Happy to read it again as want to continue series and forgotten it. Set in early day of Bow Street Runners. 15h
Gissy Yes! Let‘s what are the recommendations!🤗 15h
Crazeedi @EadieB @Andrew65 all Hannah's books are worth reading. Her early ones might even be better than her later ones now
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Late with publicising the Readathon this month as been a very tumultuous week that left me reeling in many ways as I announced to my school staff, families and governors that I would be leaving at Easter. 🎢

So you can either do the Readathon from 26th - 29th as it would usually be, or from 27th - 30th, or if you really want you can use all five days - I will be.

Join us, have fun reading together, with whatever goal you want.

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Bookwormjillk I‘m in! Hope it‘s calming down for you. That must have been emotional. 19h
IndoorDame Good luck with whatever comes next for you! 19h
Trashcanman Wishing you the absolute best in your next endeavors 19h
MaGoose I'm in for all the days, I guess. Have a kinda fat book I need to read and do a review on my website blog. I'll be reading Finding Napoleon by Margaret Rodenberg. A romance more than a mystery, so a little bit out of my normal reading groove. About 30 pages into it and like it very much so far. 😍 18h
MaGoose Hope things calm down and go well for you @Andrew65 18h
PageShifter I have waited for this! 26th is almost over here but I have couple hours left. 18h
Johanna414 💙💙💙💙 18h
Elizabeth2 Sorry your week has been tough! You‘re doing what you need to - keep your mind focused on that and the reasons you made the decision you did. Everything will fall into place. ❤️ Thanks for the tag! I haven‘t picked up my nook yet today, and reading will be limited for me tomorrow. I‘ll have to come up with some light goals for this one! ❤️📚 18h
DieAReader I‘m in for the max time😝 Now, what to read?🧐😏🤓📚 18h
bookishkai Ooh, I‘m in! It‘s been so so long since I did one of these. 18h
TheSpineView I'm in! I have only had time to read about an hour this morning. Not much missed and I can just tack that hour on at the end. 18h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m sorry you had a rough week 😔 17h
andrew61 Good luck in your future plans Andrew. I'm aware how difficult the last 18 months have been. I'm sure your school will be sad to lose you. 17h
Ruthiella I‘m in! Now that you have made the announcement, I hope things will start looking up as you transition to a new phase in your life. ❤️ 17h
Mollyanna Good luck in your next phase! Of course, I‘m in for the readathon. 17h
ravenlee Good luck! I‘m in for the long readathon, trying to close out some #bookspin reads. 17h
kwmg40 Thank you for hosting, and good luck with the next phase! 16h
wanderinglynn I hope your week gets better. And best wishes on your transition. 💜 16h
Gissy I‘m in as always. Wishing the best to you in your decisions and near future🎄💚❤️💙 15h
CocoReads I‘ll be using the 5 days. I might even remember to post! I suspect the bulk of my reading will be today thru Sunday as I‘m off this weekend. I did work today, came home and took a big fat nap so I‘ll probably be up late tonight. 14h
Eggs I‘m in! No change comes without some grief and mixed emotions and I wish you the best 🥰 13h
slategreyskies I‘m in! Sending you all the best with your upcoming changes. 13h
JacqMac Oh, I need this. Things have been crazy for me and I haven‘t had any time to read or visit Litsy. I‘m going to try to start tonight and go to the 30th. Thanks for hosting. It sounds like things are a little crazy for you, too. Good luck with those big changes. (edited) 13h
TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the tag!! Leaving your job is a big life change, but hopefully now that the decision is behind you, you can start making plans for the future. Best wishes!! ❤ 11h
Crazeedi I have 2 books I need to finish, so that's what I'll be doing for this one. Andrew, you must feel happy, sad, excited and many other emotions on your big decision. I know the next chapter of your life will bring you much joy. My prayers for health and happiness on your new journey!! 11h
Cinfhen Wow!!! That is BIG news!! How did your staff react???? I‘m excited for you to start the next chapter of your life. Your choice of emoji was perfect 😍 6h
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Two of my senior leaders cried on me, and a third had a night of crying. All been with me fir 15 years and started as new teachers, more like daughters than anything else. One of their daughters who is at the school cried when she found out. A lot of crying around school after the meeting where I told them. That‘s the guilt I feel leaving people but every journey comes to an end sometime. (edited) 1h
Allylu I was looking for this! Thanks for the tag. Are you retiring or just moving on? So nice to know they love you so much. Good luck! 💕😊🎶🎉 40m
Andrew65 @Allylu Leaving headship but not retiring. No plans as yet - not sure whether I will do something in education or something personal. Planning to do some touring for six months first. 30m
MatchlessMarie Seems like you left a big impact! Good luck with your future endeavors 😁 now
Allylu @Andrew65 That sounds wonderful! now
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Can‘t beat Snoopy and Charlie Brown!

#Pumpkin #GratefulHarvest

Crazeedi One of my faves 4d
Eggs Completely agree❣️ @Andrew65 @Crazeedi 4d
Gissy Hi! I hope you had a great day yesterday! Are we going to do this weekend #24in4 Readathon ? It is like a tradition, habit for me☺️🍁🍂🧡🤎 1d
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Andrew65 @Gissy Yes but been a difficult week and so not been able to post. Will be posting shortly. Great to know it‘s a tradition for you. 19h
Tove_Reads Can we do some buddy reads at the end of the year? So many are on a break then. I bet we have lots of standalones we could read during some readathons? 19h
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Sounds a great plan. Will do a post. 18h
Tove_Reads 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 Any book ideas? There are so many… maybe an NG book, and a book that has been on many of ours‘ TBR lists forever? 18h
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Big day as I told my chair of governors I would be leaving the position of head teacher at my Primary school at Easter after 19 years as head teacher and 15 at this school.

No definite plans but not retiring. Who knows what is next for me on life‘s journey, but excited by this prospect at the same time, however nervous about telling staff and the children. That‘s Thursday but tell my two deputies tomorrow. 😬

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Eggbeater I want to say congratulations. It's so courageous to make these major life changes, but another door opens and a new adventure begins. I'm sure the students and staff will miss you but want you to do what is right for you. 💜 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so happy for you Andrew!! I know you will be sorely missed! I wish you all the happiness on your new journey 💙💙💙 4d
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggbeater Thanks ❤️ Hopefully will have some more time for reading and Litsy as being a head teacher takes over your whole life, as consumes you, even moreso during a pandemic! Even when on holiday regularly checking emails. Will have to retrain myself how to live a life at 56 and after 32 years in education, not including the 4 training years. 4d
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CocoReads Congrats Andrew! I wish you well on you next journey! 4d
Librarybelle Congratulations! I‘m so happy for you and wish you the best on your new journey! ❤️ 4d
Andrew65 @CocoReads Thanks ❤️❤️❤️, hoping things are a bit better for you today. 😍 4d
Andrew65 @Librarybelle Thanks, will be interesting times 😍 ❤️ (edited) 4d
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 4d
Mollyanna Congratulations! I hope the next part of your journey is everything you wish for it to be. 👏🏻❤️👏🏻 4d
robinb Congratulations!! I know they will miss you (and you them), but full speed ahead and best wishes for your future endeavors! ☀️☀️☀️ 4d
Clwojick Congratulations Andrew! It‘s a big change, but I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy the retired life! Can‘t wait to hear about your future travel plans 🤩 4d
Eggbeater I used to work in education as an admin assistant. Teachers and administrators have my utmost respect and admiration for their hard work and dedication. I have never worked with a better, kinder group of people. And I've never known people more deserving of a break. The work is all consuming. 4d
kezzlou85 Congratulations and I'm sure you'll find something to fill your time. You did an amazing job especially over the last couple of years. 4d
Nute I am happy for you, Andrew! What an amazing achievement…36 years in education. Thank you! Now it‘s time for a new venture. You are so deserving of this brand new journey. Best wishes and many good prayers as you start on your way!💕 4d
Eggs Congratulations dear!!! When one door closes, a window opens somewhere else…How exciting for you! Thanks for sharing your good news with us 🙌🏻🥳 4d
BookwormM Exciting times 4d
Bookwormjillk Congratulations Andrew. This is exciting. 4d
OriginalCyn620 Congrats, Andrew! 4d
DrexEdit Congrats! 🥳 4d
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎉🎊 All the best in your next chapter. They will see that you are doing what is best for you and should be happy with your decision. ☺️📚📖 4d
TrishB Wow Andrew ♥️ such a brave decision. Wishing you all the best and think of all those opportunities waiting for you. 4d
MicheleinPhilly Good for you! Excited to see what your next chapter will bring! 4d
NikkiM5 So exciting! Congratulations 🎊 4d
Velvetfur Oohh big step! I can imagine it was a very hard decision and you'll be feeling sad after so many years in the same job, but there's also the bright side of a whole new kind of life to look forward to, interesting new times ahead 😊 Thank you for tagging me so I could hear/read your news! x 4d
MaureenMc Congratulations! Good luck starting your next chapter! 3d
LeahBergen All the best to you!! ❤️❤️ 3d
TheLudicReader How exciting! Bittersweet, I‘m sure, but exciting, too. 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Wow, wishing you all the best in your new chapter or new venture. 👏🤍 3d
CarolynM Sounds like you're comfortable with your decision and that's what counts. I'm sure everyone will be sad to lose you. I look forward to hearing about your new directoon🙂 3d
Cathythoughts That‘s big news , Andrew ! Wishing you all the best & look forward to hearing what you do next X 3d
EadieB Glad to hear you finally made that decision as I know you will not regret it! 3d
Susanita Congratulations for this big step! 3d
Tove_Reads Wow! 3d
Tove_Reads Next PM? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3d
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Couldn‘t do a worse job! 3d
Tove_Reads True! Although he is apparently going to ban the import of hunting trophies, and that I am utterly thankful for! So, how did they take your news? 2d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Congratulations on the decision. I'm sure the school will miss you (and you it) but I'm excited to see what you do next! 2d
kwmg40 Congratulations, and best wishes for your future plans!! 2d
DieAReader I‘m so excited for you @Andrew65 🤗🥳This is a brand new adventure & I can‘t wait to hear all about it! 🥰♥️ 1d
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My thoughts on everyone at Litsy that are always there for each other, even if at times may be struggling themselves.

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

CocoReads Thank you, I really needed to hear that today 5d
Andrew65 @CocoReads Hope everything is okay. 5d
TheBookHippie ♥️needed this. One of our former teen moms where I volunteer has a rare cancer and is in her last moments of life. We are all just sad. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-sarah-fight-aggressive-cancer 5d
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kimmypete1 ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you! These were much needed words today. 5d
CocoReads @Andrew65 I‘m ok. I‘ve just been dealing with a lot of loss these last couple weeks (not even due to the vid) and work is a nightmare. @TheBookHippie I‘m sorry to hear about your friend. 5d
TheBookHippie @CocoReads ♥️work stuff is awful. So sorry it seems to be a season of loss. When they‘re so young it just seems so much more .. sigh. Sending love. 5d
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie So sorry to hear this. So much negative news and doom and gloom around at the moment. Sending all my love and best wishes. Be kind to yourself. Always here if you want to chat. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5d
Andrew65 @CocoReads Yes everything is so tough at the moment. Send love and best wishes and sorry to hear of your loss ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5d
Andrew65 @kimmypete1 Pleased they helped. ❤️ 5d
Crazeedi A beautiful sentiment from a very kind soul. You are special Andrew. Glad we are friends. So many need hope and encouragement 5d
Gissy So beautiful!🙌Thank you! You are included in that message❤️❤️❤️ 5d
robinb I absolutely love this and it was much needed for me today as well. Had to go for some tests today but hoping all is better soon. 😊 5d
Nute Andrew, you are a gift, along with many folks here on Litsy. The words in your post put it so perfectly. Thank you!💕 5d
Nute @CocoReads I hope that your days get better soon, Ms. Colleen…that stressed is relieved and replaced with carefree thoughts! And that you are comforted in your time is loss.💕 5d
CocoReads @Nute thank you. I‘ve been meaning to do a non-book related post because I‘m sure people think I fell off the face of the earth but I just haven‘t been able to get the words out. 5d
Nute @TheBookHippie It is hard and feels like a greater loss when people die young. I am so sorry at the sadness of this, Christine. Praying for that young mother and her family. Praying for you and your co-workers. 5d
TheBookHippie @CocoReads we are all here. Take the time and space you need. 5d
Nute @CocoReads No words are needed. We‘ve got you! Life happens and not always in an easy way. Your Litsy family is always here. Here to listen. Here to talk. {{{HUGS}}} Let me know how I can help. 5d
TheBookHippie @Nute thank you ♥️ 5d
Eggbeater ❤️🤗 Thank you for always being so encouraging. It helps. 4d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 💜💛💙 Thank you Andrew for the kind words. Sending some hugs and love to those of you who need it. 4d
Eggs Thank you Andrew🧡❤️‍🩹💔💗 4d
PageShifter Thank you @Andrew65 for being so positive and kind. And I wish strength and hope to us all. 4d
Cinfhen Wow, thank you for including me 💜I‘m touched. And I can‘t think of a more gentler soul than you, Andrew. I‘ve seen your daily check-in posts, they are wonderful. Peace, love, light 🤍🤍🤍 4d
TrishB Thank you Andrew 😁 friends are life savers here. Kind thoughts and words. 4d
Elizabeth2 What a beautiful sentiment. Thanks Andrew! ❤️ 4d
Velvetfur This is soooo sweet, thank you Andrew! I do need reminding sometimes that I'm not a monster 😊 Sending love to you and your wife after the awful time you've been through xxx 4d
Andrew65 @robinb sending positive thoughts Robin, you have my email address if you ever need to talk 😍 4d
robinb @Andrew65 Thanks so much, my friend! 👍🤗 4d
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Final report on the #NovelNovember Readathon. Finished two books on Sunday and read 361.

This brings my final totals to :

✅ 7 / 5 Books Read

✅ 2522 / 2400 Pages Read

Overall a great success!

wanderinglynn 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
Andrew65 @wanderinglynn Thanks 😍 5d
Kenyazero Nice work blowing your goals away! 5d
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Andrew65 @Kenyazero Thanks 😍 5d
Crazeedi Way to go Andrew!👏👏 5d
PaperbackPirate That‘s awesome! 👏📚 4d
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Harvest | Tess Gerritsen
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚🖤 5d
Eggs 🖤😳👍🏼 4d
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The Centurions | Damion Hunter
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Finishing off the #NovelNovember Readathon by starting The Centurions.

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This will be the stack I will be focusing on reading this week. Only just read two chapters of Q Space, otherwise the others aren‘t started.

The Centurions and The Unheard are audiobooks.

#WeeklyForecast @Cinfhen #AuthoraWeek @Soubhiville

Megabooks Q is one of the best Star Trek characters! 6d
Andrew65 @Megabooks Most definitely. 6d
Cinfhen It‘s l👀king good 😊 5d
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Thanks 😊 5d
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Mehso-so

This one started off well but as it progressed found my concentration was drifting. Felt it needed more pace and direction in the story. May be better if read than audiobook but wasn‘t able to get a copy of the book #SundayBuddyRead

7th and last book finished for #NovelNovember

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#Scarf always brings to mind Tom Baker as Doctor Who. One of my two favourite Doctor Who‘s along with David Tennant

#GratefulHarvest

Eggs ❤️ Tom Baker 6d
Aims42 The Fourth Doctor is my favorite because Douglas Adams‘ wrote for him 🤩🧣❤️ 6d
slategreyskies Ah, I haven‘t watched all of the Doctor Who episodes yet, but my favorite doctor is Matt Smith so far. But I think that, once I get to the later episodes, Peter Capaldi will win out. I really like him. 6d
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Andrew65 @Aims42 What could be better! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧣📚 👨‍⚕️ 6d
persephone1408 My favorite Dr is Matt Smith🖤🖤 after him no other Dr has compared🤷🏻 6d
BookwormM Sylvester McCoy for me 5d
Andrew65 @Eggs @Aims42 @slategreyskies @persephone1408 @BookwormM Strange how we all have a different favourite. 5d
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The Lost | Simon Beckett
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6th book finished for #NovelNovember

Still thinking on this one so will write the review later. Overall very enjoyable but still pondering on one or two things.

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robinb So very true...thanks for the tag! 😊 6d
Eggs 🥰🌹🥰 6d
TheBookHippie 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 you‘re one of the main reasons I‘ve found positivity in the pandemic ♥️ 6d
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LeahBergen It sure does! 😊 6d
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie What a lovely thing to say, glad I can help. 😍💕🥰 6d
tracey38 Love this. Thank you @Andrew65 💛 6d
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A bit behind on my posting but this is the end of day 8 post of #NovelNovember Readathon

0 books finished, and 277 pages read. A disappointing total for a Saturday but very tired after a busy work week.

Overall

✅ 5/ 5 Books Read, extending target to 7 Books Read

2161 / 2400 Pages Read

PageShifter You're doing great. We just have to think that work means money to buy books, haha 6d
Andrew65 @PageShifter That‘s true 🤣🤣🤣 Thanks 😊 6d
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No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
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One of my favourite #cozy series.

Mma Ramotswe has to be one of the greatest characters out there.

#GratefulHarvest

Jerdencon Great series! 7d
AlaMich I love that boxed set! The bright colors are just the thing for that series. 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻💛 7d
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Eggs I like Alexander McCall Smith ❣️ 6d
Andrew65 @Eggs He writes great,but very different, books. 6d
Andrew65 @AlaMich They are 😊 6d
Andrew65 @Jerdencon Totally agree. 6d
PageShifter I have read 16 of them xD 6d
Andrew65 @PageShifter I thought I‘d read them all then noticed three have been published during the pandemic so some to catch up on. 6d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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End of day 7 of #NovelNovember Readathon

1 book finished, and 305 pages read.

Overall

✅ 5/ 5 Books Read, extending target to 7 Books Read

1984 / 2400 Pages Read

Read4life Great job 👏🏻 7d
Andrew65 @Read4life Thanks 😊 7d
Kenyazero Nice! 7d
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Hot to Trot | M. C. Beaton, Rod Greene
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This is the first book in the series to be written by a new author, who worked with MC Beaton before she died. You can see some great similarities with the earlier books and overall has some of the same feel, but there are subtle differences to the characters and for example being called Aggie by a number of characters, she only ever allowed this from one. But overall it was still an enjoyable read and will give the new author time.

Andrew65 Book 5 finished for #NovelNovember, and have met me target. Now upping this target to 7 books before the end of the weekend. (edited) 7d
DieAReader @Andrew65 Fantastic!!💪🎉🥰 7d
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The Lost | Simon Beckett
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Starting The Lost by Simon Beckett. The first book in a new series which is published next week.

Love his Dr David Hunter Series, so hope this is as good.

What are you reading this weekend?

@EadieB #NovelNovember

EadieB @Andrew65 Reading this weekend; The Boy From The Woods by Coben and The Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen 1w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘m reading Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. It‘s a hefty one, and we have my nieces birthday party today, so it‘s unlikely I‘ll finish it and read anything else. 😅 1w
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘m trying to think whether I‘ve read The Boy from the Woods. 7d
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Andrew65 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Definitely a meaty read. 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 It‘s a new series 2020 with a new character, Wilde, who lived in the Woods . 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Think I remember hi. Talking about it in a radio interview during the first lockdown. 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 The Lost looks really good! Hard to get a copy in the US. Got to buy my own but have to wait until price comes down! (edited) 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Simon Beckett was always more popular in England, and bizarrely Germany. Two chapters in and an engaging start. 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 He is a great writer and I always enjoy his books! 7d
Andrew65 End of Chapter 6 and got me totally gripped. @EadieB 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 I can imagine as I remember our group reads and our response to his writing! 7d
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By sun and candlelight | Susan Sallis
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Some candlelight sitting on my bookcase that I really need to get to.

#Candlelight #GratefulHarvest

PageShifter It clearly is calling your name :D 1w
Eggs Perfect 🤩 1w
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Fancied something a bit different, so started reading the first book in this Start Trek : The Next Generation Trilogy. Time for some Q!

#NovelNovember

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Hot to Trot | M. C. Beaton, Rod Greene
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Starting the first Agatha Raisin book since M C Beaton‘s death. Will be interesting to see how it holds up to a new writer.

Reading as part of #NovelNovember

PageShifter I hope you enjoy. Cover looks nice at least :D 1w
Laughterhp I don‘t know why the title of this book makes me so uncomfortable 🤣 1w
Andrew65 @Laughterhp 🤣🤣🤣🙈 1w
Andrew65 @PageShifter Always nice covers. 1w
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End of day 6 of #NovelNovember Readathon

1 book finished, and 169 pages read.

Overall

4 / 5 Books Read

1679 / 2400 Pages Read

Ruthiella 4 out of 5! Doing good! 👏👏👏 1w
Andrew65 Thanks 😊 1w
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1979 | Val McDermid
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This was a good start to a series. Wouldn‘t say I loved it but it was very enjoyable and I look forward to continuing the series.

Book 4 finished for #NovelNovember

PageShifter This looks intriguing. And well done :) 1w
Andrew65 @PageShifter Thanks I do enjoy Val‘s books. Her Tony Hill / Carol Jordan series would make my top ten. 1w
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End of day 5 of #NovelNovember Readathon

0 books finished, but 230 pages read, which is good for a work day.

Overall

3 / 5 Books Read

1510 / 2400 Pages Read

Also now read 61% of 1979 by Val McDermid

PageShifter Doing great ^_^ 1w
Andrew65 Pleased, especially with a busy work week. Thanks @PageShifter 1w
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Dead Man's Grave | Neil Lancaster
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Loved the first book in this series set in Scotland (tagged book) and now book 2 available for request on NetGalley for a review.

EadieB Thanks! I just requested it! Hope you had a great birthday today! 1w
Andrew65 Thanks a quiet productive day. With COvID around makes it almost impossible to celebrate. We still are not eating out and not prepared to go to a hotel for the weekend which we‘d normally do. 1w
EadieB @Andrew65 I agree! Not worth taking chances! 1w
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Elizabeth2 Happy Birthday @Andrew65 ! 🎉🎂🥳 1w
curiouserandcurioser @Andrew65 Happy Birthday🥳 1w
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Ten Thankful Turkeys | Angela Muse
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Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 1w
LeahBergen Happy happy birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 1w
Andrew65 @LeahBergen Thanks 😍🥳 1w
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#Yellow #GratefulHarvest

#18 in the Aubrey / Maturin Series.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛🙌🏻📚 1w
Eggs Brilliant 💛📚💛 1w
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End of Day 4 of the #NovelNovember Readathon

0 books finished, 163 pages read.

Overall

3 / 5 books read

1266 / 2400 pages Read

Over halfway! Also read the first part of 1979 by Val McDermid, not pictured.

PageShifter Oh we really are over halfway! And nice progress ^_^ 1w
Andrew65 @PageShifter Thanks 😍 1w
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1979 | Val McDermid
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Starting the first book in a new series by Val McDermid.

#NovelNovember

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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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End of Day 3 of the #NovelNovember Readathon

1 book finished, 213 pages read.

Overall

3 / 5 books read

1103 / 2400 pages Read

PageShifter You're doing great ^_^ 1w
Andrew65 @PageShifter Thanks 😍 1w
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Murder Most Fair | Anna Lee Huber
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This is the 5th book in the Verity Kent Mystery Series & it keeps up the same high standard as the other books in the series.
The events take place in her home town in Yorkshire, in 1919, but much of the story still relates back to her time as a spy during the war. Verity really is a strong character, but in this book we see more of her vulnerable side as she returns home & has to deal with unresolved grief for her brother who died 4 years before.

Andrew65 Unsurprisingly whilst she is in Yorkshire a murder takes place that both her and her husband set about solving, but not without some danger along the way. Beyond the scene Verity wonders if her Nemesis, Lord Ardmore could be involved. 👇 2w
Andrew65 These are really well written books where you get a good feel of the times they are set in. Great plotting and great characterisation adds to the book, and I am happy to strongly recommend this book. If you enjoy historical mysteries with a strong female lead character do read this series but do make sure you read them in order. 👇 2w
Andrew65 Thanks to the author, publisher and Net Galley for providing a copy of this book for an open and honest review. 2w
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Andrew65 Third book finished for #NovelNovember Readathon. 2w
robinb Great review! 2w
PageShifter Hmm... So you finished it already!! This still looks like a cool series. I am so happy for you for getting some awesome read. Good books are so pleasurable ❣ 1w
Andrew65 @robinb Thanks 😊 1w
Andrew65 @PageShifter They are and it is a good series. 1w
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End of Day 2 of #NovelNovember Readathon

1 book finished and 475 pages read.

Goals:

890 / 2400 pages read

2 / 5 books finished

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And so another Readathon comes to an end, #AnyWayYouReadathon 😔

Finished 3 books (also finished The Yards by A F Carter, which wasn‘t planned) and also read 45% of Murder Most Fair by Anna Lee Huber.

Read 1070 out of a target of 1000 pages.

Didn‘t get to The Lost.

Thanks to @Eggbeater @kimmypete1 and @MidnightBookGirl for great hosting and for the encouragement.

kimmypete1 Happy you joined us!! 2w
Eggbeater 🥳 You did great! 👏👏👏 2w
Andrew65 @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater Thanks, it was great fun. 2w
PageShifter You did it! Congrats! 2w
Andrew65 @PageShifter Thanks 😍 2w
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1000 Sweaters | Amanda Griffiths
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Anyone want a #Sweater with books on?

#GratefulHarvest

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 ❤️👏🏻 2w
wanderinglynn Love these! ❤️ 2w
BethM These are great! 2w
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Clwojick I love them all! ❤️ 2w
TheBookHippie 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
Nute Yes, please!💚 2w
LeahBergen Yes! 2w
Charityann Love these! Perfect for the #wintergames sweater contest!😄 2w
Andrew65 @Charityann They are! 2w
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Eggs Yes it was fun! 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Yes it was! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf! 2w
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks if you‘ve not read it I also strongly recommend 2w
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Murder Most Fair | Anna Lee Huber
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Finishing off #AnyWayYouReadathon by reading this book. A perfect read fir Remembrance Day, where they are in the graveyard talking about the amount of deaths in World War I and the impact on local villages. Currently 1004 pages read, out of a target of 1000 pages. 🥳

#NovelNovember

Eggbeater Woohoo! I knew you could do it! 2w
Andrew65 @Eggbeater Thanks, my reading has struggled since I had COvID so pleased to achieved it, but still not back to my concentration levels pre COvID. 2w
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I have loved Josie Silver‘s first two books so jumped at the chance to read and review an early copy of her latest book One Night on the Island. Thanks to the publisher, the author and Net Galley for a copy of the book for an open and honest review. 👇

Andrew65 At first I wasn‘t sure about this book, but who was I to doubt Josie Silver, as this book soon got its tentacles into me and it would just not let me go. This is a book, and story, that leads to a whole gamut of emotions and do be sure to have a tissue on hand when you read it. It starts off with Chloe heading off to a Remote island to marry and dedicate herself to herself, but this soon leads onto a voyage of discovery for her. 👇 2w
Andrew65 Of course there is a man around, the redoubtable American, Mack. He also needs some time to himself to recover from a year long separation from his wife. They are both looking for some solitude for their own reasons but unfortunately this isn‘t what they get as due to a mistake they are both booked into a single room occupation at the same time. 👇 2w
Andrew65 This leads to great confrontation at first but feelings change as time goes on. I loved spending time with both Chloe and Mack as they go on a voyage of discovery. I also loved the island setting, which was like a character of its own, and the wonderful characters you got to know on the island, I want to go on holiday to Salvation Island! 👇 2w
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Andrew65 This isn‘t exactly your conventional Rom Com, and halfway through the book you wrote wonder how this will be resolved, and it is not till the end of the book you really know the answer to this. I have to say I loved reading this book, and recommend it unreservedly to others. I will be the first in the queue for Josie Silver‘s next book, she is a remarkable talent! 2w
Andrew65 Third book finished for #AnyWayYouReadathon, second book finished for #NovelNovember Readathon. @Eggbeater @kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl 2w
Eggbeater Great review! Good job! 👏👏👏 2w
wanderinglynn Excellent review! I can‘t wait to read it. 2w
Andrew65 Thanks @Eggbeater 😊 2w
Andrew65 @wanderinglynn Thanks, I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy it. 😊 2w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#ThinkPositiveBePosiitve

Our mind is very tricksy, don‘t listen to those negative things it tries to say to us.

Librarybelle A great quote! Thanks for the tag! 2w
BarbaraBB ❤️ 2w
Eggbeater 🤗💕 so true! 2w
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Cathythoughts Thankyou Andrew 👍🏻❤️ 2w
kimmypete1 💯💯 2w
Suet624 Thank you! 2w
Leftcoastzen Lovely post! 2w
Allylu Thank you @Andrew65 I need to pass this along to my daughter. 💕😊 2w
Clwojick Thank you! ❤️🥰 2w
robinb So true!! Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. This book is so beautiful. (edited) 2w
Soubhiville I love this book. I‘ve shared it with multiple people. 2w
Andrew65 @Soubhiville It‘s a beautiful book and love following his Twitter feed. @robinb (edited) 2w
Nute Thanks for the tag! You have been finding the most uplifting messages of late, Andrew! I‘m so blessed to know you!💕 2w
PageShifter Thank you for the tag ^_^ 2w
tracey38 This is beautiful. Thanks for the tag. ❤ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this ❤️ 2w
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Started listening to the second section of the book ready for #SundayBuddyRead

Reading this as part of #NovelNovember and #AnyWayYouReadathon

TheBookHippie Can‘t wait to hear what you think is happening !!!! 2w
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie It is incredibly puzzling!!! 2w
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Starting Day 2 of #NovelNovember and Day 3 of #AnyWayYouReadthon by continuing this book which is due for release next year. Currently at 56%.

wanderinglynn I loved One Day in December. I can‘t wait to read this one! 2w
Andrew65 Another hit for her by the look of it, although not sure how it‘s ending yet. Doesn‘t look an easy resolution. @wanderinglynn (edited) 2w
Eggbeater Enjoy! 2w
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kimmypete1 Love this cover! Hope it's as good as One Day in December. 2w
Andrew65 @kimmypete1 Just finished it and loved it. 2w
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The Angels Weep | Wilbur Smith
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Sad to see we have lost another popular author. RIP Wilbur Smith and thanks for the legacy you leave behind.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-59278275

Chrissyreadit @Texreader @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks I do not think this author popped up in my searches- and that does seem a shame - it felt like a challenge to get info about Zambian authors. 2w
Andrew65 @Chrissyreadit A perfect author for #ReadingAfrica2022, will allow us to clock up a few countries. @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB 2w
Librarybelle I‘ve not had an opportunity to read any of his books. Thanks for tagging this for #ReadingAfrica2022 …I‘ll have to consider one of his books for the challenge! 2w
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BarbaraBB I didn‘t know, thank you for tagging! 2w
Texreader Thanks for posting. I‘ve loved his books ever since I started reading them almost 30 years ago. Definitely in my top ten fave authors. This news saddened my heart 2w
Butterfinger @Chrissyreadit Zambia was hard and it seems he was very popular. 2w
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End of Day 1 of the #NovelNovember Readathon

Finished 1 book and read 415 Pages

Overall

1/5 Books Read

415 / 2400 Pages Read

kspenmoll How is Murder Most Fair? 2w
Andrew65 @kspenmoll Enjoying it so far but still less than a quarter of the way in. 2w
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End of Day 2 of #AnyWayYouReadathon.

1 book finished today and 415 pages read.

Overall read 595/ 1000 pages. Need to read 405 pages tomorrow to meet my target.

Also finished The Yards by A F Carter which wasn‘t on my original plan and 17% of Murder Most Fair by Anna Lee Huber as well.

Eggbeater Great job! You can do it! 2w
Andrew65 @Eggbeater Thanks 😍 2w
Tove_Reads Hopefully I can make the one in December. Working full time and studying full time on top of that takes, surprisingly, a lot of time… 😅😳😂 2w
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I can imagine! 2w
kimmypete1 The Lost sounds interesting. Hope it's great! 2w
Andrew65 @kimmypete1 Love Simon Beckett‘s writing. I strongly recommend his Dr David Hunter Series if you haven‘t read it. 2w
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Murder Most Fair | Anna Lee Huber
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Started reading book 5 in the Verity Kent Historical Mystery Series, set at the end of World War I and at the time of the Spanish Flu.

Reading this as part of the #AnyWayYouReadthon and #NovelNovember #Readathon

Eggbeater That looks interesting. 2w
Andrew65 @Eggbeater It‘s a good series. 2w
PageShifter Wow, this looks so cool series 2w
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Andrew65 @PageShifter Enjoyable and only gets better. 2w
kspenmoll I love this series! 2w
robinb Are you a Verity fan? I love this series. 😊 Do you also read her Lady Darby series? (edited) 2w
Andrew65 @robinb So far only read this series but am wanting to read the Lady Darby Series. 2w
robinb @Andrew65 I highly recommend it. I started with it and then picked up Verity. 2w
Andrew65 @robinb Thanks for this recommendation. 😊 (edited) 2w
robinb @Andrew65 😊👍👍 2w
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The Yards | A.F. Carter
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There were many enjoyable aspects to this story, strong female leads, fast paced action, a number of twists but overall I found I struggled to fully engage with it. Whilst the characters were well developed I never really related to them. I don‘t think this was helped by the male narrator for parts of the book. The female narrator on the other hand was very good. 👇

Andrew65 Overall I would say this was an okay book, but wouldn‘t necessarily be in a rush to listen to others by this author. I feel it would be a better story if it was read rather than listened to. Possibly others would enjoy this book more than me so I would certainly say don‘t let my view put you off.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and net galley for providing a review copy of the book for an open and honest review.
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The Yards | A.F. Carter
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Continuing the #AnyWayYouReadthon and the #NovelNovember by listening to this audiobook. Not able to physically read as annoyingly 😡 a noisy fair not far from our house this weekend, and VERY noisy.

Eggbeater Tell them to be quiet, you're trying to read! How rude! I hope the audiobook is good. 2w
Andrew65 @Eggbeater Exactly, the book is okay but nothing special. 2w
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A day late but here goes :

‘You genuinely want to send me to a remote island to marry myself ?‘

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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A World of Kindness | Ann Featherstone
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Today is World Kindness Day, let‘s show this on Litsy today where there are such lovely kind people everywhere!

#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Let‘s start by saying a lovely warm welcome to a wonderful new Litten, @PageShifter . Well worth a follow. Say hello and tag in a few fellow Littens worth following.

Magpiegem Hi @PageShifter ! 😊 Welcome to our lovely Litsy family xx 2w
kezzlou85 Welcome to litsy @PageShifter . It's a wonderful group to be in. 2w
Lizpixie Hi @PageShifter 👋 I highly recommend @Cinfhen @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick & @MaleficentBookDragon All of them run a lot of readathons, photo challenges & swaps👍 2w
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Andrew65 @Lizpixie Great recommendations. 2w
Eggbeater Welcome to Litsy @PageShifter ! 🐙 @MidnightBookGirl @kimmypete1 Are two great people to follow 2w
Eggs Thanks @Andrew65 🥰 2w
TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the tag @Lizpixie!! ❤ 2w
TheAromaofBooks Welcome to Litsy @PageShifter !!! It can be a little overwhelming at first with all the different challenges and readathons going on, so don't hesitate to ask if you see something that interests you and want to get involved!!! 2w
Nute Wonderful post @Andrew65 Thanks for thinking of me!💕 Welcome to Litsy @PageShifter Sending a warm hello!👋🏽 2w
TheSpineView @Eggs Thanks for tagging me! 2w
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView 😘 Welcome to Litsy @PageShifter 👋🏻 2w
TheBookHippie Same to you!!!!! 2w
PageShifter Thank you @Andrew65, you're so kind 2w
PageShifter And thank you @Magpiegem and @kezzlou85. And thanks @Lizpixie and @Eggbeater, I am going to check your recommendations ^_^ Thank you @Eggs! Thanks @TheAromaofBooks, I'll do that ^_^ Thank you @Nute, TheSpineView and @wanderinglynn. I hope that I didn't miss someone! 2w
PageShifter My tag for @TheSpineView didn't work, sorry! 2w
Tove_Reads @PageShifter Good peeps to follow @Crazeedi @eanderson @Areader2 @AnneCecilie @TrishB @BarbaraTheBibliophage @BarbaraBB and fellow Finn @Martta Sorry if someone has already tagged you guys. 2w
DaveGreen7777 Welcome to Litsy, @PageShifter 😊 Hope you enjoy your time here! 🥳🎉📚 2w
BarbaraBB Thanks Andrew and @Tove_Reads ❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy @PageShifter 💛💛💛 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for your kindness and for the tag Andrew 💙 2w
ozma.of.oz Welcome to Litsy @PageShifter ! And thank you for the tag @TheSpineView ! ❤️🎉❤️ 2w
MallenNC @TheSpineView Thanks for tagging me! Welcome @Pageshifter 2w
Librarybelle Thanks for tagging me! And welcome to Litsy @PageShifter ! 2w
PageShifter Haha, I thought your name might give me struggles @ozma.of.oz xD 2w
PageShifter Oh boy, sorry for everyone who had to suffer for me double-click. I'll try to be more patient next time :D 2w
kimmypete1 @Eggbeater Thanks for the tag! You're also amazing to follow. :) 2w
tracey38 Welcome @PageShifter I hope you enjoy Litsy. It's a wonderful place full of wonderful people. 2w
PageShifter Thank you @tracey38 :) 2w
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This is my reading stack for the #NovelNovember Readathon

Aiming to read 2400 pages, and finish 5 books.

Lizpixie Good luck o captain my captain🙌 2w
Andrew65 @Lizpixie Thanks, a busy work week but will try to get as much reading in as possible. 2w
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