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‘A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone‘ Tyrion Lannister
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Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Prologue, Chapter 1 - 2

Question 5 of 5

ljuliel I like this one much better than the last. Much easier to keep track of the characters the way it‘s written. Mostly likeable characters, with a couple of bad guys you hope will get their comeuppance. 10h
TheBookHippie I so love this book. Brings me back to training new nurses and fighting for better lives for my residents. Hard to believe I left nursing 13 years ago already. I missed reading Mauve. Glad to be back . 8h
EadieB This book is one of my favorites and I glad to be back reading it again! 7h
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Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Prologue, Chapter 1 - 2

Question 4 of 5

ljuliel They‘re puzzling too , as Declan seems like he gets along with them, but is also frustrated with them at times. I think they really care about him , but maybe he feels he‘s not getting the proper backup support ? I don‘t think they realize they‘re doing anything wrong. They‘re just ordinary folks so I don‘t think they mean any harm. 10h
EadieB I think his mom is a little crazy about fixing up the kitchen etc before Fiona can come to dinner. 7h
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Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Prologue, Chapter 1 - 2

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ljuliel He sounds like a sweetheart. I don‘t know any real life doctors that‘d be quite as willing to spend the time with patients and the behind the scenes setting things up, but maybe life in other countries is different. He seems a good guy and a Fiona seems like a really sweet girl. 10h
TheBookHippie 🤷🏽‍♀️ I‘ve no grasp on this yet. Such a cynic I am .. but so far so good. I like him. Not sure what twist may lay ahead. It‘s so early 🤣 (edited) 8h
EadieB Declan is a definite good guy and I love Fiona so they would make a good couple. 7h
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Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Prologue, Chapter 1 - 2

Question 2 of 5

ljuliel That one was a bit of a puzzlement for me. In the beginning, I was wondering if she still had feelings for him and was holding onto him by not granting a divorce. I myself wouldn‘t put up with his cheating shenanigans. He‘d gladly have the divorce from me. Why she‘d want him back when he cheated on her and now has this new young girl situation. It‘s hard to read Clara. She comes across as mostly business. 10h
TheBookHippie Make him suffer never works. Just be done. Wish him well go in peace. He seems like a snake to me. She more of worried about failure than about him or her marriage 🤷🏽‍♀️ (edited) 8h
EadieB Definitely need to let him go! That is a no-brainer! 7h
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Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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Discussion of Prologue, Chapter 1 - 2

Question 1 of 5

ljuliel I think you‘d almost have to live in the area to know what‘s best for your hospital. I know small hospitals ( here) are closing down and being bought out by bigger ones, which leave large gaps of areas that have to drive long distances to get health care. As long as the money would go to the hospital in some form, it‘d be good. (edited) 10h
TheBookHippie I‘ve seen this done well where some is sold to non profits or fair trades and housing is also included. Funnelling money locally is always a good answer. Especially in this case for healthcare that‘s decent. 8h
EadieB The more houses you build, the more medical services you will need so it is a good idea to use the money this way. 7h
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Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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Will shortly post the first discussion questions for the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead of #HeartAndSoul

Discussion of Prologue and Chapters 1 and 2.

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#Snowstorm #NamasteNovember
A great story! Loved this book.

Eggs Excellent choice! My teeth are chattering just looking at it 🥶 12h
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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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#ClassicYouHaventRead #GratefulReads
Hoping to fix this in December,, especially as Rebecca this month.

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 13h
Lcsmcat I need to read this one too! 12h
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat Should get my hold on 10th December. 12h
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Lcsmcat I‘ve got a copy on my shelf. Want to do a buddy read? 12h
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat That would be great. 😊 11h
Lcsmcat @Andrew65 👍🏻 11h
Scochrane26 I still need to read this, too. 11h
Andrew65 @Scochrane26 Feel welcome to join us. @Lcsmcat 11h
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Guns of one description or another figure on a number of covers in Stephen Leather‘s Spider Shepherd Series. Don‘t let the covers put you off, this series is little know but I love them! #Revolver #Movember

Cinfhen Covers are a little off putting/ not gonna lie 😱 7h
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Yes I don‘t think he helps himself with the covers. 5h
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MrBook Got that right! 13h
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Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non- Fiction.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50471880

Birdsong28 That's great news!! It was a wonderful book and she is such a lovely person in real life. 📚📖 1d
MamaGina Well Deserved! 👏🏼 21h
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I‘ll let people decide which one of these two is the #masterpiece #movember

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JP5uE6-CG54

Cinfhen Honestly , I didn‘t love this Disney film 🤷🏼‍♀️not as much as Little Mermaid, or Beauty &the Beast ❣️❣️❣️ 1d
flying_monkeys I watched the b&w movie (1930s, 39 I think??) when I was like 7-ish years old, and it made me so sad that I've never been able to read the book or watch the Disney version... even after my daughter watched it about 10 years ago. 🤷‍♂️ 16h
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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#GratefulReads #BeenOnYourTBRTooLong

Playing catch up.

Why have I not picked this up yet!

OriginalCyn620 I‘ve not read it yet either. The awesome @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks gifted me a copy. I will get to this in 2020! 2d
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Sounds a good plan, I think I should join you. 1d
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are changing #BOTMBuddyRead widening the scope in 2020, could this be a potential Buddy Read? @OriginalCyn620 @TheBookHippie 1d
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Kaila-ann Read this one recently too and it was amazing. And heartbreaking!! 1d
TheBookHippie This is a beautiful book ❤️. We read it campus wide. It‘d read it again -that was a decade ago I think 🤷🏽‍♀️ 1d
OriginalCyn620 I‘m up for a buddy read! 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So so good!!! I ugly cried 😭😭😭 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 yes, we are changing it for 2020! @TheBookHippie 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m not sure if my heart can take it again, but for you Andrew I‘ll try!!! 💔💔💔😭😭😭 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 how about June???!!! 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are booked up until June 📚❤️😭💔 1d
Scochrane26 I loved the Kite Runner (I read it years after it first came out), & I think I have this one on my kindle but haven‘t read it. I would do a buddy read. 1d
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😊😍🥰 works for me. (edited) 1d
Allydanielle88 I loved this one. He's one of my favorite authors. 24h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Scochrane26 I think we are going to do this one for our June #BotmBuddyRead 📚🙌🏻 24h
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can‘t wait. 😊😍 14h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 have tissues handy!!!! 😭😭😭 12m
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Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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#GratefulReads #ClassicYouEnjoyed

Could also have posted Rebecca and Grapes of Wrath but already posted about those this month. Of Mice and Men had a great impact on 15 year old Andrew!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 2d
Kaila-ann I read this one this year and enjoyed it! 2d
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Some of the best things can come in small packages! 2d
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Andrew65 @Kaila-ann I feel I need to re-Read it. 2d
OriginalCyn620 I read this in school, which has been a long time ago now. Reread! 2d
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Yes me too, on both points. 2d
Tamra Such an impactful novella! 1d
mrp27 I recently reread this and it's themes holds up well. (edited) 1d
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The Works of William Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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Texreader This is excellent 1d
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Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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And we‘re off and running!

EadieB Reading this tomorrow! 2d
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘ve just started and has a feel of quite a quick read. 2d
EadieB @Andrew65 Great! 2d
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Christmasland | Joe Hill
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I had so much fun doing the #HalloweenMovieBingo that I decided to host a Christmas version. Please feel free to share and play along! And if you use a free space, be sure to let us know what you‘re watching! 😁🎄🎥
#ChristmasMovieBingo

GypsyKat Thanks for sharing! I‘m looking forward to seeing everyone‘s posts! 😊❤️🎄🎥 2d
Andrew65 @GypsyKat Love Actually And It‘s a Wonderful Life make it into my top ten films. 2d
GypsyKat @Andrew65 Both are absolutely classics! ❤️ 2d
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EadieB @GypsyKat @Andrew65 I like Holiday Inn, It‘s a Wonderful Life and Bells of St. Mary. Also Miracle on 34th Street. (edited) 2d
Andrew65 Holiday Inn is obviously another great classic, as is Miracle on 34th Street. Not sure if I know Bells of St Mary. I also like The Holiday. Not Christmas movies but traditional Christmas Movies (eg always playing at Christmas) could be The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music.and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. @GypsyKat (edited) 2d
EadieB @Andrew65 Going My Way is the first movie and Bells of St. Mary is the sequel. Both are great movies:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_My_Way

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bells_of_St._Mary%27s

These movies remind me of Maeve Binchy's stories are they are vey Irish Catholic.
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Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, I will check them out. 2d
Andrew65 @EadieB I do know these films and loved them too. 1d
EadieB @Andrew65 Some old films you see time and again but don‘t always remember the titles. Glad to hear you like them too! 1d
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni | Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn
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Happy Birthday! | Mamoru Suzuki
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Many thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the wonderful birthday card, so thoughtful of you - but that is no surprise.😍😍🥰 It arrived two weeks ago but left unopened patiently for two weeks for my actual birthday. You are a special person, and a great friend. ❤️🥰😍❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww thank you Andrew and so are you!! I hope your day was fabulous 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊 3d
DaveGreen7777 Happy Birthday, Andrew! 🥳🎂 2d
Andrew65 @DaveGreen7777 Thanks 😊👍 2d
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Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks An interesting day! 2d
rwmg Happy birthday, Andrew 🎂🥂🥳 2d
GypsyKat Happy birthday!!! 2d
Andrew65 @rwmg @GypsyKat Thanks 😊👍 2d
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎊🎂🎈🎁🎉 🥳📖😋 2d
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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) 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Glad I‘m not alone in this. I liked it because a favourite character, Fiona, reappeared. 3d
TheBookHippie Looks good! I love Fiona as well. 3d
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EadieB @TheBookHippie @Andrew65 Looking forward to Fiona too! She is a great character! 3d
catebutler Still waiting on my library hold, but I‘ll start as soon as it arrives. 🤗 3d
Andrew65 @catebutler 🤞🤞🤞 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB @TheBookHippie She is and will be good to see how she has changed since (edited) 3d
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. 😊 3d
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. 3d
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 yes and I‘ve missed reading Maeves voice!!! Good balm for winter days! 3d
Andrew65 @ljuliel If you look on the Nights Of Rain and Stars Book page you‘ll see our discussion posts which might help. 3d
Andrew65 @ljuliel Wow, a third in already on one day! 👏👏👏 I‘ve yet to start. 3d
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie She is a great comfort writer, and we‘ve missed you too. 3d
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. 🙂 3d
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Happy Birthday! | Ariel Books
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Thanks @EadieB for this wonderfully personalised birthday greeting you gave me this morning. Put a wonderful smile on my face this morning but things quite rushed in the morning (mainly because I‘m usually reading too late and can‘t get up) so didn‘t have time to respond in the personalised way I want to. We may not have physically met but you are one of my closest friends and someone who knows me so well. My life is richer for you being in it. 🥰

Andrew65 @eadieb I think you also asked how my day has gone. I think this sums it up, just returned from a birthday meal which was a complete disaster! Took 1 hour 13 minutes to get any food and then that wasn‘t right. May be my birthday but been one of those sort of days so thanks again for making it a better day.🥰🥰🥰🥰❤️ (edited) 3d
Andrew65 Also a very big thank you to everyone for all the birthday greetings in the many posts. Littens are my best of friends because you all get me. I love each one of you dearly for always being there. 🥰🥰🥰❤️ (edited) 3d
AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎁🎂🎈 3d
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Andrew65 @AmyG Thanks @AmyG 😍👍😊 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 Sorry to hear your meal didn‘t go so well! Thanks for your kind comments about our friendship. I would never want to jeopardize that friendship and apologize if I have ever made you uncomfortable. I probably shouldn‘t joke so much as I never know if my jokes are bothersome to others. 3d
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB You have never made me feel uncomfortable 🥰 I think I have as zany a sense of humour as you. I am a very loyal friend and treasure your friendship. 😍 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 OK great! I was really worried about that and now I feel better! Thanks! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Definitely no need to be, you are great 🥰 3d
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Gorky Park | Martin Cruz Smith
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#ThoughtYouWoukdLikeButDidnt
#GratefulReads
#UnpopularOpinion
Waited for a long time to read this book, was really looking forward to it and then it fell flat! 😢

OriginalCyn620 I‘ve never read it but it does sound good! Of course, that doesn‘t mean it actually is! 3d
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Loads of people do like it it just didn‘t work for me. 4.04 rating on Goodreads but only a rating of 2 for me. 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 I remember when we read Gorky Park. It was a big disappointment! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes very disappointing unfortunately. 3d
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Today‘s Question

What is an immediate turn-on for you when picking your next read ?
Then........
What‘s an immediate turnoff ?

#turnonturnoff @ljuliel

Crazeedi Turn on-subject matter turn off-scifi oriented 3d
ljuliel Thanks ! 3d
Hooked_on_books Turn on: great first line. Turn off: romance. 3d
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BethM Turn on: cover art and cover font turn off: a bad blurb 3d
EadieB Turn on if Andrew liked it then I know that I will probably like it. Turn off is sci-fi for me too and some fantasy. 3d
Andrew65 Turn on great covers, psychological mysteries, any thrillers, mystery and Suspense, turn off bodice ripping covers, too much romance / sex in books, abuse in any forms. 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB 😊👍😂 3d
Andrew65 @ljuliel 😊👍 3d
ljuliel Great answers @Andrew65 👍🏼 3d
Andrew65 @ljuliel Books should be escapism. Sexual and or child abuse, or domestic violence, is definitely not entertainment or escapism! 3d
ljuliel Yes, true. Books can be a getaway from the bad things in the world. @Andrew65 3d
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The Secret of Annexe 3 | Colin Dexter
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I‘m likely to be reading from these 6 books over the next week. #WeeklyForecast
Have already started Roots.

Crazeedi I read roots before it was a movie. Excellent 3d
EadieB I‘ll be reading two of these. Also you forgot the Cara Black book 3d
Cinfhen I like how @EadieB is your social secretary 😁❣️ 3d
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EadieB @Cinfhen That‘s because we do so many group reads. I told him before he hired his deputy (same as vice-principal) that he should hire me but he pretty much nixed that. I was going to get him a beautiful picture of the sea in Scotland for his office but he went ahead and hired someone else. (edited) 3d
Cinfhen Men!!! They don‘t know anything @EadieB 3d
EadieB @Cinfhen That‘s the thanks I get for keeping his book life straight! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes the 22hd is this week isn‘t it! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB 😂😂😂 @Cinfhem Mea culpa! 😔 3d
lele1432 Roots!! I am LONG past due reading that one. 2d
Andrew65 @lele1432 I am a third of the way in and it is excellent. 2d
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#BookReport Been an incredibly productive reading week. I‘ve finished 8 books (although to be fair they have not been long books) and read 2564 pages - my target was 1800 pages.

Librariana That's outstanding! Great job! 😊 4d
Andrew65 @Librariana Thanks, I‘m amazed given it was a busy work week! 4d
rwmg Wow. Where do you get the time? 4d
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Andrew65 @rwmg Trying to finish a challenge so did rather get obsessed about reading last week. If not working I think I was mostly reading last week and most probably didn‘t get enough sleep. 5 hours a night during the work week and a bit more over the weekend. The children have flown the nest so that also gives more time. 4d
Aimeesue Aww, William! Two "no's" or "nots" mean yes! 3d
Andrew65 @Aimeesue Loved That Line And I fell in love with him and his reasoning! (edited) 3d
Crazeedi Wow, awesome Andrew, and I thought I did good reading 4! But I tend to read books that are chunky, so there's that I guess. You did great, congrats. 3d
EadieB Another great week of reading! 3d
Cinfhen Fabulous!! I see you knocked off a few from a series 😁🙌🏻 3d
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Made great progress on the Dalziel and Pascoe Series, Read 7 on the past month and 3 in the last week. 3d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi It has been a great week. @EadieB 3d
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Following @Ms_T ‘s great recommendation for this book I have started to listen to the book. I remember the tv series well but that was a LOT of years ago!

Ms_T I really, really, REALLY want you to love this 🤞🏻 4d
Andrew65 @Ms_T 😂 Me too. 4d
Amiable I loved this book when I read it years ago —I credit it with jumpstarting my lifelong interest in genealogy research! 4d
Andrew65 @Amiable Amazing the effect books can have. 4d
EadieB I remember watching the movie too! 3d
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EadieB Great quote! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Morgan Freeman does make some great quotes. 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 He's a great actor. I love watching his movies. 3d
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East of Desolation | Jack Higgins
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As I continue with my #CenturyReadingChallenge I am starting this book by Jack Higgins, a standalone, published in #1968
Still got 22 years to read before the end of the year, a.though close to finishing an audiobook which will take it down to 21. Determined to do this by the end of the year.
This book takes in Greenland fir anyone doing a countries challenge.

megnews I like the idea of a #CenturyReadingChallenge. Is it books published or set in the year? 4d
Andrew65 @megnews We‘ve been reading 1 book published every year over the past 100 years, from 1920 - 2019. Been great fun and got to some great books not read before. (edited) 4d
Scochrane26 This is a cool project. 4d
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Andrew65 @Scochrane26 I‘ve really enjoyed it and now completed 79 of the 100 years, finished one this morning. Enjoyed researching different books and authors from these years. @megnews 4d
Andrew65 If you want to check my books Read so far you can see them on this Librarything page. @megnews @Scochrane26 http://www.librarything.com/topic/303742 (edited) 4d
Scochrane26 @Andrew65 i knew there was one you should read from my birth yr, 1976, so I looked it up. If you haven‘t read it, A River runs Through It, would be a short & excellent book. 4d
Andrew65 @Scochrane26 Thanks for the recommendation, I will check it out. 😊 4d
EadieB I‘ve got many more to go and will continue through 2020. 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘ve really accelerated and improved my focus on these over the last month. You know me when I focus on something, amazing what you can achieve. Read 16 in the last 17 days to go from 64/100 to 80/100 and a quarter of my way through roots. 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 Oh my goodness! You are a real reading machine! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Now hoping to finish this year. 20 more to read in 44 days. (edited) 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Helps that a lot of the older ones tend to be shorter books. 3d
EadieB @Andrew65 That is very doable. I have at least chosen my Christmas reads to coincide with the century reads. 3d
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Where Eagles Dare | Alistair MacLean
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A true classic in the war fiction genre. This one certainly had plenty of twists sand people playing for the other side. Can see why this was made into a film, plenty of action and nerve tingling adventure. Glad to have finally read this one. Unbelievable it was published 52 years ago!

Crazeedi I really should read a few classics... 4d
EadieB Looks interesting! I rode in one of those gondolas in Vancouver BC. I think it was Grouse Mountain or some name like that! I‘ll have google and find out. 3d
Andrew65 Cab,e cars can be bad! And that‘s from inside them!😱😳 3d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Not a great classics reader but have really enjoyed some I‘ve read this year. 3d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I'm thinking I may tackle a couple next year! 3d
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#Litsylearn @Alora
1. I live in the UK, I have three cats, I have been published in a book
2. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
3. Yes
4. Too Hot, hate being cold

Alora Thank you for reposting Andrew!! 💙💙 5d
Alora Ouhhh I‘m going to go with 3 cats is a lie?! 😻😻 5d
Andrew65 @Alora Well done, right first time. We have no pets as we do a lot of travelling. 5d
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Andrew65 @Alora You‘re welcome. 😊 (edited) 5d
Crazeedi Very cool that you've been published in a book!! 5d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Unfortunately not very exciting, I wrote an article many years ago linked to work and that was published in a book on teaching data handling! 5d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 that's still awesome! My daughter has a couple chapters in several books published too, I think it's so neat and special, like you are Andrew! 5d
sharread You live in the UK! How cool. 👏 4d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks, and a daughter to be proud of. 4d
Andrew65 @sharread Love how Litsy breaks down borders and boundaries and gives you the ability to communicate with people in other countries. (edited) 4d
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Reading Tracker | Amy Collins
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@Crazeedi I am the administrator for a Group on Librarything (Read It, Track It) where people set up their own threads to track their reading. The one on the right is my tracker. I and others also use this to track any challenges we are doing. You can also create threads to show books you are planning to read and then edit the post to show it has been read. Flexible to use however you want.

http://www.librarything.com/groups/readittrackit2016

Crazeedi Thank you andrew, I haven't really used LT much, I will check this out , it may be the answer 5d
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Have a look at the different threads and see how people have done theirs differently. I only really use Librarything for the groups and for the Group Reads I Lead. You will notice my 2019 reading log is a bit behind. Need to update it. 😔 (edited) 5d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 will do!! 5d
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LibrarianRyan That‘s an interesting way to use LT. Looks cool. 5d
Andrew65 @LibrarianRyan Just thought it was a good way to keep a record of my yearly reading and any challenges I do. Amazing how often I refer back to my 2018 and 2017 reading logs etc. A number of us now use it for that and does occasionally lead to some discussion of books. (edited) 5d
EadieB Shame we can‘t track our books on Litsy. 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes I agree. 3d
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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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#SpaceCase #NamasteNovember
An interesting 2 book space story.

Cinfhen Really LOVED book one and happy I read book two 5d
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Similar feelings. 5d
Eggs Great choices! Cover Love 💗 5d
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Kdgordon88 The Sparrow is my favorite book to recommend. 5d
EadieB I‘ll have to try this book. I‘ve always been turned off by the science/space aspect. 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB I wouldn‘t let that hold you back. 3d
Andrew65 @Kdgordon88 I can see why. 3d
Kdgordon88 @EadieB I was the same as SciFi usually isn‘t my thing but it is so good. You won‘t regret it. 3d
EadieB @Kdgordon88 Thanks! I will definitely consider looking into it based upon your suggestion. (edited) 3d
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The Black Ice | Michael Connelly
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The borderline and crossing the borderline is a strong element in this book, and has Bosch crossing the borderline into Mexico. #Movember #Borderline

Cinfhen I think Mexico/US dispute has really trickled down into fiction. 5d
EadieB This is a very early Bosch book, I believe. 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Book 2. 3d
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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!

#Fast #QuotsyNov19

EadieB I always liked Ali. He was so eloquent for a prize fighter! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Me too, streets ahead of the others in so many ways. (edited) 3d
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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MayJasper 😕 6d
Rissreads Love this! 5d
Andrew65 @Rissreads Certainly different to the many other blood thirsty names given. 5d
EadieB Funny name for a blade! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Doesn‘t sound particularly lethal. 3d
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Sarum: The Novel of England | Edward Rutherfurd
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Shortest : Freaks by Tess Gerritsen 38 Pages
Longest : Sarum by Edward Rutherford 1344 Pages
Oldest : Just William by Richmal Crompton : 1922 (current Read)
Newest : The Infirmary by L J Ross 2019

ljuliel Good answers ! You‘ve got a nice variety there. 6d
Andrew65 @ljuliel Sums up my eclectic reading tastes! 6d
EadieB That sure is a mix of genres! 3d
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The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
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#Childmcs #NamasteNovember
A great, but sad book. 😢

NeedsMoreBooks This book is so tragic and yet beautiful 6d
ljuliel I thought the idea for this was so clever, telling it from that vantage point. 6d
LiteraryinLititz Read this a long time ago and thought it was really well crafted. 6d
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Eggs Yes I agree, and a perfect choice for this prompt 6d
RachelAmphlett Isn‘t it? I read this a few years ago and it‘ll stay with me for.l a long time yet. 6d
Reviewsbylola I loved this one so much. 6d
EadieB This was an unforgettable read! 3d
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The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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Another series for you @Cinfhen Great to see another series with a main character who is a female detective, really enjoyed this one. Detective Erika Foster Series

#Frozen #Movember

RachelAmphlett Robert‘s a fantastic storyteller - I‘m so glad you‘ve discovered his books! 6d
Cinfhen I‘ve seen this book featured on BookDepository ~ im always tempted 5d
Andrew65 @RachelAmphlett @Cinfhen It is a good read. 5d
EadieB Yes, I enjoyed this one too. 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB Really need to pick up the series again. 3d
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A Mersey Killing | Brian Porter
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@TrishB Have you ever heard of or read this book that is set in Liverpool in the 1960s? Currently free on Amazon and got a rating of 4.05. No posts about it on Litsy.

Another series for you @Cinfhen And is the first book in the series.

TrishB Not heard of before- but have downloaded this one now 👍🏻 6d
Andrew65 @TrishB I thought with it set in Liverpool you might be interested and who can argue with free! I‘ve downloaded it too. 6d
TrishB We‘ll get to it at some point! 6d
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Andrew65 @TrishB Yes 😂 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 Never heard of this author. 6d
Velvetfur Oohh I'm interested in this too since it's my city as well 😁 6d
Andrew65 @Velvetfur Perfect then, and as the book is free what is to lose! 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB Me either. Is it free in the US or only the UK? 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes Free in the US too! 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB That‘s good! 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 I got this book from my swap site:
Glastonbury
Author: Brian L Porter
Hidden in the shadows of Glastonbury Tor lies an ancient secret. Hired by millionaire Malcolm Capshaw to search for a fabled artifact, Joe Cutler and his team from Strata Survey Systems are drawn into a web of lies, murder and betrayal. — The artifact is revealed to be bogus, and the real purpose of their search is slowly exposed. A menacing presence, in the form of
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EadieB an old London crime family, displays an unusual interest in the events in the ancient town where Christianity laid its roots in England.

There, aided by the enigmatic professor Lucius Doberman, Joe and his team must solve the mystery of Glastonbury before the sinister historian Walter Graves makes the discovery that could cost him and the whole team their lives.

A mind-bending mystery for fans of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons
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Andrew65 @EadieB Sounds very promising. 3.81 rating. 6d
Velvetfur @Andrew65 Woohoo! Thank you for the heads up about it being free 👍😊 x 6d
Cinfhen #SeriesSquad 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 5d
gradcat Checking it out. Thanks for the tag, @Andrew65 ! 5d
gradcat Hey @Andrew65 ... I just get it for free! Thanks very much for the tip! 5d
Andrew65 @gradcat Who can turn down a free book with a good rating in a genre we love! 5d
Crazeedi @Andrew65 thanks Andrew, I'm going to see if I can get it too ! 5d
Crazeedi @EadieB the book you describe here sounds really good!! 5d
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Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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I loved Grapes Of Wrath and was amazed to find out it had been banned and burnt! What is wrong with people!

‘In August 1939, by a vote of 4 to 1, the board approved a resolution banning The Grapes of Wrath from county libraries and schools‘

http://bbark.deepforestproductions.com/column/2012/08/12/banned-books-awareness-...

#BannedBooks #GratefulReads

ljuliel In the first place, the book was very good ✨. I wasn‘t alive during those years, but I highly doubt it was a matter of missing one paycheck so you couldn‘t buy Cheetos and Budweiser that pay. It was probably a horrible , long, rough time to get through. Would I cuss ? Yep . I wouldn‘t skip down the road singing like Mary Poppins. I read it long ago, and the main thing that stuck with me was the freaky weird ending with Rose of Sharon...Odd. 6d
Andrew65 @ljuliel Read it so long ago that i‘ve forgotten the ending. Possibly 30 years ago. 😳 6d
ljuliel Yea, it‘s been pretty long here too. The ending sorta stuck with me all this time. I get why he wrote it, I think. It was just a bit 😯😮😲😳 6d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! I didn‘t know that!!! 6d
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Shocking and what is about burning books! I just return mine to the library! 😂 @ljuliel 6d
Lcsmcat And now it‘s required reading in many high schools. 6d
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat How tones change. I also love this one which I think is used in schools too. 6d
OriginalCyn620 I don‘t think I ever knew this one was banned! 6d
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Amazing what books were banned. 6d
Tamra What? Why?? 5d
Andrew65 @Tamra I know, totally crazy! 5d
Tamra Thanks for posting the article! 5d
EadieB Imagine banning Grapes of Wrath. Crazy! 3d
Andrew65 @EadieB 😮😡 (edited) 3d
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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Today‘s Question

Which book when you finally read it, after it sitting on your TBR for years, did you say to yourself I wish I‘d read this sooner!

#WhyDidIWait #KeepLitsyActive

Andrew65 For me it would be Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier which I Read last weekend and struggled to put it down (edited) 7d
Kimberlone My sister gave me this book for Christmas a few years ago and it took me awhile to get to it, but I was so angry with myself that I waited so long to read it because now it‘s one of my favorites 7d
Andrew65 @Kimberlone I‘ve not read this so stacked it. Thanks for posting. 7d
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MrsMalaprop Someone in my book club chose Rebecca a few years ago. I loved it 😍. 7d
Andrew65 @MrsMalaprop I was blown away by it. 7d
Ms_T Mine was Roots by Alex Haley. I had the book years ago but never read it. I recently downloaded the audiobook and it blew me away. I don‘t think another book will surpass it. (I‘m glad you enjoyed Rebecca, I loved it!) 7d
Andrew65 @Ms_T I remember seeing the tv series but never read it. I obviously need to remedy that! 7d
Ms_T @Andrew65 You won‘t be disappointed! 7d
Andrew65 @Ms_T Will use my audible credits. 7d
Scochrane26 Rebecca is one of those for me, too. I‘m sure there‘s more, but one series I was late to is Harry Potter. Fortunately, I got into it after the 5th book, so I was able to experience some of the crazy midnight showings & excitement about book releases. My friends had read the series much earlier. 7d
Andrew65 @Scochrane26 This could be the case for a few people, I‘ve on,y read them this year! all 7 of them. 7d
Lcsmcat I was pleasantly surprised by 7d
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat That‘s an interesting one. (edited) 7d
CoverToCoverGirl Just checked my TBR shelves.. sadly I don‘t have a physical copy of this book so I‘ll have to remedy that! 7d
EadieB War and Peace and Far From The Madding Crowd are books I should have read sooner. (edited) 7d
CoverToCoverGirl This one was on my shelf for years and I just recently read it 7d
Andrew65 @CoverToCoverGirl Another book I need to read! 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Another couple of classics! 7d
EadieB @Andrew65 After reading 240 of the 1001 books on the list, I can honestly say that most of them are very good books. Rebecca is on the list too! 7d
OriginalCyn620 Frankenstein and Water For Elephants! 7d
CaroPi I really wish I read it before... 7d
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Loved Water for Elephants. 6d
Andrew65 @CaroPi Not Read It. 6d
Andrew65 @Kaila-ann This is one I keep meaning to read. 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB That‘s a lot. 6d
Kaila-ann @Andrew65 you definitely should, it was so good. 6d
Blaire I wish o had read this one as a kid. I loved it as a grown-up. 6d
Blaire @Andrew65 station eleven is a favorite of the last several years. 6d
Blaire @Ms_T I‘ve had my dad‘s copy of this for years and really need to read it. A 2020 goal. 6d
CrowCAH The Lunar Chronicle books; soo glad I read all four! 6d
Cinfhen The book I just finished today!!!! Sooooooo good 6d
Ms_T @Blaire I urge you to read it, it‘s so good 😊 6d
Kimberlone @Andrew65 it‘s sooo good. Hope you like it! 6d
CarolynM Thanks for the tag 🙂 My most recent read that qualifies is 6d
Crazeedi I don't have an answer for this🙄 I guess I'll let you know when I read one that has been waiting a while! Sorry! 6d
Andrew65 @CarolynM I‘ve added this to my list. I really do need to read some Graham Greene. (edited) 6d
Andrew65 @Kimberlone I‘m sure I will. 6d
Andrew65 @Ms_T I‘ve downloaded the book and hope to get to it soon. 6d
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Not heard of this one but on your recommendation have added it to my list. 6d
Ms_T @Andrew65 Oh, I‘m excited for you! If you remember, please tag me in when you post about it 👍🏻 6d
Andrew65 @Ms_T I will definitely remember and will do so. Thanks for the recommendation. 6d
Rissreads I loved this book!!! ❤ 5d
Rissreads @Kimberlone Station 11 is one of my all time favourites 🧡 5d
Rissreads @CoverToCoverGirl I re read Wuthering heights this year and adored it! 5d
cmastfalk Rebecca is a favorite! 5d
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Human Croquet | Kate Atkinson
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I own a copy of this Kate Atkinson book, and really do need to read it. #HumanNature #Movember

Cinfhen Do you know about the BIG buddy read I‘m cohosting with @BarbaraBB ??? We‘re reading Case Histories January 10-12.....join us!!!! #BelowZer00s 6d
Andrew65 Thanks for this, I wasn‘t aware. You know me and Series, are you going to then continue with the Series? 6d
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#FavoriteBookToMovieAdaptation just has to be Lord of the Rings and especially the last film, never tire of watching it! #GratefulReads

AmyG Definitely a favorite! 7d
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏😀😆 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎥🖤🎊 7d
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 7d
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Freddie Mercury | David Evans, Peter Freestone
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The late great, and very missed, Freddie Mercury. ❣️
#QuotsyNov19 #Money

MayJasper Too sad to think about. Dear Freddie. 7d
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Finished book 5 of the Dalziel and Pascoe Series, and so moved straight onto book 6.

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A Pinch of Snuff | Reginald Hill
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Another good read in the Dalziel and Pascoe Series, although this one seemed more focused on Pascoe and had less of Dalziel. I prefer it when both of them are in it, Dalziel is such a dinosaur of a character and adds a lot to the series. Reginald Hill had some great phrasing and some great one liner sentences in this book. Recommend this series, and looking forward to continuing it.

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Reposted for @MrBook
Time for the bookish discussion question of the day 😁👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is: Which thematic suggestions do you recommend?! (As broad or niche as you want.)

I don‘t know if this already happens on Litsy, but I‘m thinking of putting together a loose-knit thematic book club here for 2020. We pick our own title for that month‘s theme, theme examples: Victorian; Book Over 500 Pages; Pulitzer Prize Winner; Magical Realms.
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Andrew65 Offer suggestions here in the comments. I‘ll add them all to a bucket and randomly pull out 12, and each pick will be one month‘s theme. Make them as vague, specific, boring, or zany as you want, lol, that‘s part of the fun!

Please share with others so we can get as many suggestions from as many amazing Littens‘ minds as possible. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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OriginalCyn620 Off the top of my head: banned books, around the world, page to screen, title words (examples would be the title has to include an animal, a color, a number, etc). Can‘t wait to see other ideas! 1w
Crazeedi Set in a certain country(pick what country), first book by an author, a certain color cover(pick the color), book written by a two or more authors, 1w
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Crazeedi Author born after 1950, or born before 1950, book set in a certain century or era, 1w
rubyslippersreads @andrew65 @MrBook Narrated by an animal; fiction or NF about old Hollywood; fiction/NF about the same subject (an example might be a Philippa Gregory book about a historical royal paired with a biography of that same royal); a book in a genre you swore you‘d never read; the first book you see in your feed when you open Litsy; your very favorite book. 1w
Andrew65 Books set in different countries or continents, books written by authors from different countries or continents, books with lead female detective, book from a new author, first book by an author, books by a particular author, books with a beautiful cover, books that should have won an award, favourite book or author, books published in a particular year or decade. 1w
EadieB @Andrew65 I think for next year the theme should be - Books set in Nordic countries - that way we are all set! 7d
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes great idea! Or new authors or first book in a series, or books set in Europe. 😂 7d
TheBookHippie Lol I posted on Mr Book not here but I do love the idea!!!! 6d
Andrew65 Some good responses here @MrBook 6d
gradcat @Andrew65 Please let me know if you decide to do this. I would be very interested...it sounds like something I would better be able to handle than other challenges. I‘d be all in with you if you do it! 5d
gradcat @MrBook Oh, I got confused! See above message to @Andrew65 and consider it addressed to you, too. Plus, I love Andrew‘s ideas, and of course, I‘m definitely committed to @EadieB #NordicNoir ♥️♥️♥️👍👍👍 5d
Andrew65 @gradcat I‘m sure I‘ll be joining @MrBook on this great venture. I feel sorry for Jason trying to narrow down all the suggestions. 😂 5d
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Love this series set in Edinburgh. #LikeAPrayer #Movember

Cinfhen Ahhhh!! I should have known you‘d find a book from a series 🙏🏼 1w
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Always 😂 And one I‘m reading. Read the first 7 of these sand currently 9 published. 1w
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Health Forensics | Steven Magee
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A Pinch of Snuff | Reginald Hill
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Starting book 5 in the Dalziel and Pascoe Series. Doing this by audiobook, read by Colin Buchanan who played Pascoe in the tv series from the 1990s.