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CaseyLea

CaseyLea

Joined February 2018

Books are the best medicine
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How Clean Is Your House? by Kim Woodburn, Aggie MacKenzie
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Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Dodgers by Bill Beverly
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How Clean Is Your House? | Kim Woodburn, Aggie MacKenzie
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I always try to have a non-fiction book on the go at the same time as a decent bit of fiction. I bought this from a book sale at our local library a little while ago and my house could do with a deep clean, so I‘m hoping to pick up some tips! Has anyone outside the UK heard of Kim and Aggie or is this just a British thing (it was a programme here about 15 years ago...makes me feel old saying that!!) 😂

Megabooks I was just thinking about them! 3d
Chrissyreadit I actually faintly remember seeing the program here in the US. 3d
Scochrane26 They had a show in the US, too. Used to sometimes watch it. 3d
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CaseyLea @Megabooks That‘s so spooky! 2d
CaseyLea @Chrissyreadit Ah, they were in the US too! Kim is a very unique character! 2d
CaseyLea @Scochrane26 I used to watch it a lot, can‘t believe that was such a long time ago though 😳 2d
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Chant and Be Happy: The Power of Mantra Meditation | Based on the teachings of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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As someone who has a real interest in yoga and meditation, my husband bought this for me (not realising that it was essentially a bit of Hare Krishna propaganda!). I did read it though and actually found it fairly interesting, more so because it was an insight into the many social, political and economic factors at play when the Hare Krishnas became particularly famous, due to their link with the Beatles in the late 60s

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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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Hoping for a hat trick of picks with this little beauty! Joe is already well and truly back in my head! For anyone remotely interested in the words on my mug, it means ‘dear Guernsey‘ (there is even a song called Sarnia Cherie, which is a bit like our anthem!) - Guernsey is my little island home in the Channel Islands 🇬🇬

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh wow!!! That‘s so cool!! 1w
Scochrane26 Ever since I read the guernsey literary & potato peel pie society last yr, I‘ve been wanting to visit there. 1w
CaseyLea @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s a great little island 😊 6d
CaseyLea @Scochrane26 It‘s beautiful and totally steeped in history, but I‘m pretty biased as I grew up here! 6d
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Give Me Your Hand | Megan E Abbott
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I really enjoyed this Megan Abbott book, much as I‘ve enjoyed her other work so far. This is a dark story (as expected!) with a feminist slant, in a competitive laboratory setting. I find her writing to be deeply psychological, with an original and very distinctive voice. My boys are away until this evening, so what a perfect excuse to finish this in bed this morning!

Buechersuechtling Reading in bed is the best‼️😃 2d
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Give Me Your Hand | Megan E Abbott
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Really looking forward to getting stuck into this - love a good Megan Abbott!

BarbaraBB Just read this one. I hope you‘ll like it better than I did. 2w
CaseyLea @BarbaraBB if it‘s odd, I‘ll probably love it 😂 Fingers crossed, I like it! 2w
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This book was a great read - deliciously dark and poetic. I loved the short, snappy chapters and the characters were well formed. Finishing this with a coffee in bed was the perfect way to start a Sunday morning!

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Elevation | Stephen King
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This was the first Stephen King book I‘d read in quite a while and it was a bit disappointing tbh. It was ok, just not particularly memorable, and the supposedly terrible thing that happened to the main character just didn‘t really seem that terrible in the grand scheme of King‘s imagination! It was a quick read though, and major fans of his work might still like it.

Chelleymk It‘s been a very long time since I‘ve read this one. I‘m going to add it to wants:) 3w
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Hmmm...I may have got a bit overexcited at the library today. Can you tell I love a good horror/thriller?! Particularly excited about ‘My Sister, The Serial Killer‘ and ‘Hidden Bodies‘. Perfect halloween reads 🎃🎃👻👻🎃🎃

DrexEdit Very nice library haul! 😃 3w
Chelleymk I want to read my sister the serial killer! I keep forgetting to add it to my stack needs! 3w
CaseyLea @DrexEdit Thanks! I can‘t wait to get stuck in! 😊 3w
CaseyLea @Chelleymk I was so excited to see it at the library, I practically snatched it off the shelf 😂 3w
Chelleymk I live in very small town.. I don‘t think we‘re allowed to have anything at the library that isn‘t about church lol. Basically I‘m saying my library sux lol 3w
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The Ice Twins | S. K. Tremayne
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I really enjoyed this book, which was full of twists and turns, and was a real page turner! Definitely a good pick for fans of psychological thrillers. The characters are flawed and the story is like nothing I had read previously. A really good read!

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BOOKSHOPS | Jorge Carrion
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I came across this lovely bookshop on my trip to London today - isn‘t this a beautiful sight to behold! 😊

AnneCecilie I love this store. I was there when I visited London last year 4w
TheSpineView 😍 4w
CaseyLea @AnneCecilie It‘s gorgeous - I could spend hours in there 😍 4w
AnneCecilie I actually spent hours 😊 And will definitely visit the next time I‘m in London 4w
CaseyLea @AnneCecilie I could totally spend hours in there too - a bookworm‘s heaven! 😍 4w
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The Ice Twins: A Novel | S.K. Tremayne
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It‘s only just gone 6am over here and I‘m sat in Guernsey (Channel Islands) airport waiting for a flight for a medical appointment in London - it‘s going to be a very long day, but a good excuse to start a new book! Have a great day everyone 😊 x

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Mehso-so

This was a quick, engaging enough read, but it was very predictable. It did tackle the complex subject of grief well, but I can‘t say that it truly sucked me in! I definitely prefer a book with a decent, unpredictable twist!

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Time to start a new book from my tbr pile! I have high hopes for this one.

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Lit: A Memoir | Mary Karr
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When I started reading this memoir, I loved it. Mary Karr has a beautiful way with words and it felt as though there was such a raw honesty in her descriptions regarding her descent into alcoholism. Unfortunately, much as I understand that religion played a large part in her recovery process, I found the lengthy musings about Catholicism jarred with me, hence the overall rating! The last third of the book just wasn‘t that engaging for me.

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This book felt like a healing hug. It‘s one of those books that I just know I‘ll be recommending to a lot of people! Insightful, poetic, poignant, uplifting and philosophical. At points, it felt like it was speaking directly to my soul (seriously, one part made me cry!). A beautiful book, highly recommended for any human trying to navigate this crazy modern world!

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❤️🙌❤️

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Nothing | Mick Inkpen
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Such a beautiful, heartwarming little story about a much loved cuddly toy who is forgotten about, only to be rediscovered. I love Mick Inkpen books, they are always so touching with cute illustrations ❤️

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Looking forward to getting stuck into this little lot, picked up from the library today

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When my little one was 2, my other half built him these lovely bookshelves and we‘ve been showing him the magic of books ever since. Now he‘s 5 and, for the first time ever, he wanted to read us 2 reading books in a row last night, saying ‘I LOVE reading‘! It was just the best moment ever #bookwormintraining😍❤️🤓

britt_brooke Aw, love this!! Good job, mom, dad, and little dude. 💚 PS. We have a couple of these shelves, too. Love them! 1mo
CaseyLea @britt_brooke Thank you! They‘re great, aren‘t they! Love that he can take the books out himself x 1mo
Lovesbooks87 I love this! 1mo
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CaseyLea @Lovesbooks87 thank you 😊 x 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love the shelves, and that‘s wonderful! #ParentingWin 1mo
CaseyLea @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ah, thank you 😊 1mo
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Scream! | David Roberts, Alan MacDonald
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Even the youngest member of the Foster household likes a good spooky story at this time of year 👻👻

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Absolutely love freaking myself out by listening to horror audiobooks whilst walking home in the dark! 🧛‍♂️

kaysworld1 I'm about to start this on audio today, I couldn't read the book it bored me to death so giving it a little listen see if I like it. I'm pretty new to audio x 1mo
CaseyLea @kaysworld1 I figured it was one for audio too! Enjoying it so far, hope you do too 😊 1mo
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This resonates with me so much! Sometimes (quite often), I would rather just avoid the news and focus on more positive things. It‘s trying to strike that balance between staying optimistic and happy, yet still being informed about what‘s going on in this crazy world that we live in! That‘s my Monday musings done 😂

MicheleinPhilly I do this frequently. If the world is ending someone will let me know, but I believe in regular news blackouts. I have to for my own sanity. 1mo
CaseyLea @MicheleinPhilly - so true! I would rather focus on doing my best to be a positive source of energy in my own little world (as much as possible anyway, lol) x 1mo
ImperfectCJ It's such a difficult balance and a constant struggle for me to know not only how to maintain the balance for myself but to model a healthy relationship with the news for my children. *Sigh* But (awkward segue), welcome to Litsy! :-) 1mo
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CaseyLea @ImperfectCJ I totally agree (and thanks for the welcome 😊) x 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👻📖👻 1mo
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy ☕️📚📚📚☕️ 1mo
CaseyLea @Readswithcoffee Thank you! 😊 1mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 1mo
CaseyLea @CoffeeNBooks Thanks! 😊 1mo
VioletBramble Welcome to Litsy! I also have news and Facebook black out days. I can‘t watch the news after a certain hour or I have trouble getting to sleep. 1mo
CaseyLea @VioletBramble - thank you! The blissful ignorance definitely helps sometimes, doesn‘t it?! Have a great day 😊 1mo
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The household baker has also made these - how amazing do the Oreo ones look 😋 These actually weren‘t from the same cookbook - just some online recipes he fancied baking (but similar to the sort of recipes in the book)

mcipher Those are gorgeous! What‘s the other flavor? 1mo
CaseyLea @mcipher He‘s done a great job! There are three flavours - lemon and blueberry, Oreo, and carrot 😋 1mo
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It‘s a blustery autumn day today, so the husband has been baking oat and raisin cookies from The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook (a favourite in our household), before our family comes to visit! I may need to sneak one aside to have with a cuppa and a good book later!

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I finished this book a little while ago but keep coming back to it, as it‘s a great little reference book for anyone who is embracing their inner bad ass witch! This wouldn‘t appeal to everyone, but it‘s a worthwhile read for anyone interested in witchcraft. It also helped me work out what sort of witch I am (a green witch, in case anyone is interested!). Contains useful introductory information on crystals, tarot, astrology, rituals and more

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Snuggled up with my favourite little man this morning, reading some classics picked out by him. Love the illustrations in this Julie Monks book. Perfect way to spend an autumnal Saturday morning 😊

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Friend | Teresa Driscoll
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I really wanted to like this Teresa Driscoll novel, as I quite enjoyed ‘The Promise‘ and ‘I Am Watching You‘, but I just found it a bit....meh! It did have some twists in it but perhaps the characters weren‘t developed enough for me to really get into the story. Just not a very memorable read for me.

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Lit: A Memoir | Mary Karr
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‘Such a small, pure object a poem could be, made of nothing but air, a tiny string of letters, maybe small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. But it could blow everybody‘s head off.‘

DaveGreen7777 Welcome to Litsy, Casey! 😊📚 1mo
CaseyLea @DaveGreen7777 Thank you! Finally getting the hang of it 😂 1mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
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CaseyLea @rather_be_reading Thank you 😊 1mo
mcipher Welcome to Litsy!! 👍👏📚 1mo
CaseyLea @mcipher Thank you 😊 1mo
britt_brooke I love Mary Karr! And, welcome. Litsy is an awesome community! 1mo
CaseyLea @britt_brooke Thank you! Really enjoying the experience so far 😊 1mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 1mo
CaseyLea @BookwormAHN Thanks! 😊 1mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🤗 1mo
CaseyLea @Eggs Thank you! 😊 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! Loving your posts so far. 👍🏽😉 3w
CaseyLea @PurpleyPumpkin thanks so much 😊 3w
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