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The Rapture | Claire McGlasson

This book was amazingly moving, and to think it is based on an actual group of people.... the ending had me moved beyond words.

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey | Robert Macfarlane
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We are often more tender to the dead than to the living, though it is the living who need our tenderness most

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey | Robert Macfarlane
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This whole book is WONDERFUL

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Scary, the effect of lack of sleep on our bodies. The post-industrial world is not good for sleep!

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Not really the point, but I've read a bit of Greek mythology and never come across Procrustes before. He sounds like a....character. #mythology

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Treat on my day off 😍

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Drop the Ball | Tiffany Dufu
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Gloria Steinem in top form here. #feminism

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Anyone struggling with #Bookly for android? its so buggy, crashes when you try to save anything, no syncing between devices. Actually puts me off reading hut if i don't try things out they won't have the info to fix these issues. :(

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This was quite a different approach to meditation than i have read before. I wished he would have defined meditation because sometimes it sounded like sitting daydreaming. But it gave me some new ways of thinking about my practice
#Bookly for Android

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Buddha says

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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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👩‍🚀👩‍🚀👩‍🚀👩‍🚀👩‍🚀

Loved this short story, a peculiar link between female scientists and the wizard of Oz. Will deffo check out the novels

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I'm going with a short story double bill this morning. Greek myths are great for occasional dipping into, and are often bonkers!

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I'm liking the sound of Athene from this description

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"The visor of her helmet functioned as a mask. It made her anonymous, and that freed her of her conscience "

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The first story, Dead centre by Jean Merrill, is pretty startling. Its about an early moon rocket designer, her husband (an astronaut) and their son. Feel a bit stunned. Don't want to spoil it.

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Not in Greece but still enjoying the myths...

Varske I read that when I was a teenager, I guess I would get more out of it now. Do you recommend to reread? (edited) 2y
CJEskriett I've been slowly dipping into it and haven't read it before but speaking as a 45 year old, I think I am getting more from it now than I would have done as a teenager. Enjoying the craziness of some parts, annoyed by the misogyny of others. 2y
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How to Be Alone | Sara Maitland
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Sara Maitland's modernised version of the end of Wordsworth's daffodils poem! 🤣

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How to Be Alone | Sara Maitland
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Really enjoying this, I think of it as a companion piece to A book of silence as she addresses some of the criticism of that book (why she didn't distinguish between silence and solitude)

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The Vanishing Futurist | Charlotte Hobson
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The Sunlit Night | Rebecca Dinerstein
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Meditations | Marcus Aurelius
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Full of wisdom, that Marcus Aurelius

Varske Thanks for that quote. It hit the spot today. I‘m busy pondering the difference between job redundancy and retirement. Busy wanting to be busy, but why? 2y
CJEskriett Sounds like a tough choice, and a difficult transition from directed busy-ness to self-directed time. I find it hard to relax and always seen to have my time structured in some way, even though I say I don't want that. Hard habit to break 2y
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The Silent Companions | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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Perfect #spooky reading for #hallowe'en

Lordy I couldn't put this down, so creepy

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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Loving this so far. The conceit (that it features the author as a sort of crime-solving sidekick) could be gimmicky but I'm listening to it read by Rory Kinnear and it's wonderful. I like the detail of Horowitz's career and the shifty freelance detective he hooks up with. And I would listen to anything read by Kinnear
#audiobook #kobo #mystery

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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#realtimereadingADOW
It's time for chapter one 😁

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The Ice | Laline Paull
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World"s worst dinner (for a vegetarian like me)

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The White Road | Sarah Lotz
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Spooky bedtime read 💀☠👻

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A Book of Silence | Sara Maitland
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A Book of Silence | Sara Maitland

I've been trying to read this while on holiday in the Lake District, as the place we're staying is so peaceful it seems to fit. But family life is taking priority. Looking forward to finishing it. Makes me tempted to find a reading /meditation retreat!

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"For a minimalist, the objective isn't to reduce, it's to eliminate the distractions so they can focus on the things that are truly important"

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The Unseen World | Liz Moore
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Lovely sunny afternoon where I am, so first garden reading session of the year 👍❤

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4321 | Paul Auster
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I'm finding this book so interesting and moving and a lot of the cases really struck a chord with me.
I particularly like the word captious :Apt to notice and make much of trivial faults. Fault-finding. Difficult to please

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Yay, @penguinrandomhouse UK sent me one of these! Looks great. 👍

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Reading this on train to and from London for work thing. Got a free glasses wipe from a supplier 😂🐱

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The Vanishing Futurist | Charlotte Hobson
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Gorgeous cover on this Charlotte Hobson #bookhaul #waterstones

zsuzsanna_reads I love this cover! 3y
shawnmooney Was it good? 3y
CJEskriett I must admit I haven't got to it yet. My buying is way faster than my reading 3y
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Fellside | M. R. Carey
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Flipping heck this book is scary

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#kobo book haul 2

TheBookDream I have those legacies books but haven't read them yet. Buying and reading Star Trek novels makes me feel eternally young :P 3y
CJEskriett Yes me too! I retreat to them for comfort sometimes 3y
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Two #kobo book hauls today

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4321 | Paul Auster
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A book related birthday pile 🎂🍾

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The North Water | Ian McGuire

I don't think I've ever read a book with this much swearing and bodily fluids of every imaginable kind in it 😝

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The North Water | Ian McGuire
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Well this came in on hold from the library so I have broken my resolution to try to stick to one book at a time (I don't count ones I am reading with my son).
One word for this so far: grim. And visceral. Two. Two words for this so far. #litsyreadingchallenge2017 #takesplaceover150yearsago

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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell

Aha! Now I have discovered #litsyreadingchallenge2017 I see this counts as #multipleperspectives .

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Ohhh, just discovered #litsyreadingchallenge2017!! I need to catch up as I've read a few things that fit already. So cool! This one can be #writtenbyawomanofcolour or #writtenbyawomanofcolor