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Cathythoughts

Joined June 2017

Books that linger, the good books stay with you . From Cork 🇮🇪
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#Weeklyforecast ( a day early)

I started this Flamingo last night ♥️💔 loving it to pieces. 💗

We have a one granddaughters communion today, and the other granddaughters christening next weekend. One of my daughters is home for the these occasions… so life is full on with plans and meet ups. So I‘ll be missing for a couple of weeks … Happy reading friends. Chat soon X

Hi Cindy 😘

LeahBergen You certainly ARE busy right now but it all sounds wonderful. 🥰🥰 4d
CarolynM Sounds like a busy, but lovely, couple of weeks. Enjoy your family time💕 4d
Chrissyreadit Sounds like a perfect time! 4d
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youneverarrived Enjoy your family time Cathy 💕 4d
Tamra Wow, you are “booked!” Enjoy! 😊 4d
MaureenMc Joy-filled times! 💜 3d
Megabooks This is on my TBR! Good to see you Cathy! 💜💜 3d
Megabooks Enjoy your family time 💕💕 3d
batsy This is the best kind of busy 🙂 Enjoy your time with loved ones 💖 3d
Cinfhen Enjoy family time!!!! That‘s the BEST reason to be MIA XXX 3d
Cathythoughts Thanks everyone for your lovely comments 😘😘😘 3d
Centique Enjoy your busy family time Cathy! 💕 15h
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Outline: A Novel | Rachel Cusk
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#weeklyforecast

Continue on with The Lark. Loving the little bit I‘ve read so far 🥰

Second Place by Cusk was not my favourite book of last year, but it‘s the one I remember most. Images from that book are fixed in my mind. So I‘m drawn to Cusk and Outline, a present from @squirrelbrain 🙏 . I did read the first chapter this morning and I‘m hooked 👍🏻♥️

Have a good reading week everyone 📚.
Hi Cindy 👋🏻 hoping all is well with you X

rockpools Lovely. I remember being very surprised that I enjoyed Outline - I fully expected to be annoyed by it. And one day I have to read The Lark. I had no idea that E Nesbit wrote for adults. Happy Sunday Cathy. 1w
TrishB Have a great week Cathy. 1w
squirrelbrain It‘s funnyCathy, I feel the same way as you do about Second Place. In fact, I didn‘t much like it when I read it, but couldn‘t stop thinking about it afterwards. 1w
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Tamra Cozy pic Cathy! 🤗 1w
Cinfhen I‘ve always meant to try Cusk!!! Love the photo 🥰 1w
LeahBergen Enjoy your week, Cathy! 😘😘 1w
CarolynM I liked Outline but I haven‘t felt motivated to read the next in the trilogy yet. Hope you have a good week💕 1w
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Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton
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I loved this book. Ethan‘s presence took me in completely from the very beginning ..
‘ But when winter shut down on Starkfield, and the village lay under a sheet of snow perpetually renewed from the pale skies, I began to see what life there- or rather it‘s negation- must have been in Ethan Frome‘s young manhood.‘

The impact of this story is unforgettable. Crystal clear , brilliant writing.
#Whartonbuddyread

Megabooks I still remember this from high school. Just read a modern retelling. 1w
Cathythoughts @Megabooks It‘s my first time reading it. I don‘t know if I‘m ready for a retelling , but I‘ll definitely have a look at your book 👍🏻❤️ 1w
LeahBergen Lovely review! I must revisit this book one day; it‘s an old favourite. 😊 1w
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks! It‘s so good , I loved it. 1w
Tamra I love this classic tragedy. ❤️🥲 That cover is wonderful! 1w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I love the cover too. The three main characters are there ( and the fourth, the snowy winter cold ) 1w
CarolynM Lovely review❤️ 1w
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The Lark | E. Nesbit
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‘I shall always respect the mumps for getting us this extra month‘s holiday. I wish it had a prettier name - Mompessa, or something like that; we have the time of our lives amid all this ancestral splendour.‘

I love it.
Mompessa!!

And I love chapter One 💫💫💫 #Furrowedmiddlebrowclub

Tamra 😂 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
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Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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Still reading this one. I almost bailed early on , but it‘s a good story, halfway now. Strange book , hope to finish soon 🤞🏻

Tamra I read the blurb and yes, it sounds odd! I‘ve been on a bailing spree with audio books. 😏 (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Oh no ! I have so little time to read this week , so I want it to be perfect. … Not happening 🙄.. 2w
Tamra @Cathythoughts Hoping your weekend has at least a few pleasant reading moments. 🤞🏾💕 2w
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Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks x I hope you have a lovely reading weekend. 2w
LeahBergen Pretty photo! 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah 😘 2w
Shemac77 Beautiful photo!! 4d
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Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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#WeeklyForecast
I never got a chance to do this yesterday, it was my first overnight Granny duty on my own with little Emma, only 4 months old . Went great 😴 🥱. Job done💞
So,
Read half of Ethan Frome .. very good ❤️
Started Our Wives and I‘m not sure what to make of it yet , on page 30, I like it so far.
Hopefully start The Lark

Have a good week ❤️📚everyone.
Hi Cindy 😘

DivineDiana How lovely to have a special visit with Emma! 💖 2w
BarbaraBB Sounds like a wonderful duty 🤍 2w
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana It was lovely 🥰🙏 2w
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Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB ❤️Yes ! 2w
Tamra Sweet times! 💕💕 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Very sweet 🥰 2w
quietjenn What a lovely duty to have! 2w
Cathythoughts @quietjenn It is a very lovely duty. 🥰 2w
TrishB I‘m sure you were awesome ♥️ 2w
andrew61 Glad it went well Cathy. Lovely. 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish. Well I definitely gave it socks ! As I wanted her to be as happy as could be first night away from her mum and dad 💕 2w
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Thanks Andrew, she‘s a little doll , I think she was happy with all the attention 🥰 2w
LeahBergen Oh, the first overnight! 🥰🥰🥰 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes ! The first of many .. little pet 🥰💕 2w
MaureenMc 🥰 2w
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc 👍🏻🥰 2w
Ruthiella First sleepover with baby Emma! ❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Yes ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
youneverarrived I bet it was lovely having Emma overnight 💕 2w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived It was so lovely 🥰 2w
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Girl with a Pearl Earring | Tracy Chevalier
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We had this for our Bookclub last night. I love the painting. I loved the idea for the book , the relationship between 16 year old beautiful Griet and Vermeer. There was something in the tone of the book , all the time he spent alone with her and studying her , that I didn‘t like , that turned me off the book. I don‘t know if I liked her writing all that much. Still, a brilliant idea to write a story about.

batsy I read it soon after it came out and remember really liking it, but that was over 20 years ago and I'll probably feel different now. I love the painting, too 💜 3w
batsy (And oh yes, the movie had Cillian Murphy in it 😍😂) 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy Oh I loved the movie ❤️ your Cillian was in it 🥰. I preferred the movie ! 3w
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batsy @Cathythoughts Yes, the movie was better than the book I think 😊 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy You might be slightly biased there ( Cillian ❤️) … joking 😂 3w
batsy @Cathythoughts Wellllll... He improves everything, I admit 💓😂🤐 3w
LeahBergen I second everything @batsy said! 😆 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen oh yes , yourself and @batsy have it bad for Cillian ❤️❤️ ( he‘s from Cork , my friend knows his mother .. I‘ve probably mentioned this a thousand times 🙈🤣 2w
Tamra Oh, I so love Vermeer‘s work. Too bad. 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra well you might like it , most of my Bookclub thought highly of it. The author says her intention is that people will become interested in Vermeer and study his work ❤️ a good intention. After our discussion I felt I should try again ( but I won‘t just now 😁 too many books … 2w
Tamra @Cathythoughts indeed so many! 2w
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The Lark | E. Nesbit
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#FurrowedMiddleBrowClub It‘s nearly May, so The Lark is down from the shelf … and Lisa says hi 👋🏻

CarolynM She's got a good spot there 🐶❤ 3w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM She does! Front window , she can bark at all her dog friends passing by 😁 3w
squirrelbrain Hi Lisa! 👋 ❤️ 3w
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Cinfhen Ahhhh, there she is 😁💕 (edited) 3w
batsy Aww 😍😍 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Hello Lisa 🐶 3w
merelybookish She knows how to pose for the camera. 🐶 3w
Cathythoughts @merelybookish She sure does 😁 3w
LeahBergen Hello, Lisa Lee! 😘😘😘 3w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Hi Leah and Johnny 😘 3w
ReadingRachael Awww, what a sweetie ❤️ 3w
Oryx ❤️❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @ReadingRachael She is sweet ❤️( most of the time 😁) (edited) 3w
Tamra Curly Cutie 😘 2w
Tamra Is The Lark next up, correct? I have it downloaded on Kindle. I‘m so excited to have my reading time back! (edited) 2w
rubyslippersreads ❤️🐶❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Yes 💕 2w
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A Star Called Henry | Roddy Doyle
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Islands of Abandonment on Audio … loving it so far ♥️
Just picked up A Star Called Henry this morning with my coffee. ..on page 3, it has my attention. 👍🏻 🤞🏻

Waiting for kindle to charge so I can look up a thriller in my library.

Happy reading everyone 🥰 📚
Hiya Cindy 😘

Cinfhen Hi cathy 😀Looks like a lovely Sunday morning 💚 3w
LeahBergen What a nice morning you‘re having! 🥰 3w
batsy Good morning! Lovely start to the day 📚☕ 3w
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TrishB Lovely ❤️ all set for the day. 3w
mabell Pretty French press! 3w
Cathythoughts @mabell Thanks 👍🏻😃 it makes a nice cup of coffee! 3w
Tamra I am awaiting Islands on audio from the library. 😃 Anticipation! 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Oh it‘s good. I‘m still only at the beginning, but I love it so far ❤️👍🏻 3w
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Just started on audio on this morning‘s walk. It‘s about the wreckage we humans leave behind on the earth and how wildlife finds refuge in such places. This was an impulse audible buy, and I‘m so glad I got it. ..Very interesting, and the author narrates in a beautiful healing voice 👍🏻💫

BarbaraBB Beautiful picture 🥰 4w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Thanks Barbara! It was at the beach the other day. 4w
TrishB Sounds great. 4w
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squirrelbrain I tried this as an e-book from Libby but couldn‘t get into it…but I think that was me rather than the book. I can imagine it would be great on audio. 4w
Tamra This does sound interesting - it wasn‘t on my radar. The process of nature reclaiming is rather fascinating. 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB so far so good 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain She , the author , is a beautiful narrator 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra It‘s very good. Nature reclaiming ♥️ 3w
LeahBergen Lovely photo! 3w
Centique What a gorgeous photo! 3w
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A wonderful book that I couldn‘t put down. Following the life of Renshu from 1938 in China to the present day. I loved the significance of the title in the book, and the stories and wisdom. Peach Blossom Spring is moving and a great read, and a few tears at the end ♥️

rockpools Gorgeous! 4w
squirrelbrain Lovely review - stacked! 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Nice review, pretty cover too! 4w
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Tamra I will check it out! 😁 4w
BookBosomed1 Been wondering about this one - adding it to the stack 4w
jlhammar Planning to read this one next month. Can't wait! 4w
LeahBergen Another lovely photo! 🌸 4w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I really enjoyed this one. It‘s not a five star read , but there‘s something about it .. I‘ll remember it. 4w
Cathythoughts @BookBosomed1 @jlhammer looking forward to your thoughts whenever ye may get there 👍🏻😁 4w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah 😘 4w
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“Today is the Lunar New Year, I wonder what you are doing. Are you making radish cakes for the Huangs ? Sharing a fish and gossiping with Auntie Chin?
Do you remember when we lit lanterns and made wishes in the streets of Shanghai…”

It‘s the ‘ do you remember‘ that is breaking my heart.
This is such a powerful book in a gentle and unassuming way. ♥️

LeahBergen Beautiful! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s a lovely read ❤️ 1mo
marleed Your photo is gorgeous. This is on my TBR! 4w
Cathythoughts @marleed Thanks Marlee ! I look forward to your thoughts whenever you get to it 👍🏻♥️ 4w
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To know a story is to stroke the silken surfaces of loss, to feel the weight of beauty in his hands.
To know a story is to carry it always, etched in his bones, even if dormant for decades.
Tell us , they insist.
To tell a story , he realises, is to plant a seed and let it grow.

tpixie Lovely 1mo
squirrelbrain 💕🌸 1mo
LeahBergen Beautiful! 💞 1mo
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CarolynM Beautiful 💖 1mo
Nute I love this type of writing. I plan to read this first after Poetry Month is over. 3w
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Weekly Planner Book | Vatiza Press
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#WeeklyForecast

I‘ve read a few stories from Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives…. Really dark and strange stories , loving it.
Maybe Peach Blossom as it‘s blossom season here 🌸

Happy Easter Everyone and have a good reading week 👍♥️

Hi Cindy 👋🏻 I hope all is well with you. ♥️

squirrelbrain That‘s such a pretty book! 🌸 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain It is pretty ! 🌸 1mo
Cinfhen Hi Cathy!! Happy Easter 🐰 Hope you‘re celebrating with your loved ones 💕💕💕 1mo
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TrishB Good plan 👍🏻 1mo
batsy Have a good week, Cathy. As always your book stack pics are lovely to look at 💖 1mo
youneverarrived Happy Easter 💕 have a great week 😘 1mo
BarbaraBB Happy Easter! 🤍 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, good! I must read a few of the stories soon myself. 👍 1mo
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The Crowded Street | Winifred Holtby
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#PersephoneClub Loved this. Muriel‘s story from when she was very young to her becoming a woman. Set in the early 1900s. I was completely engaged and fascinated by her relationships with her controlling mother, her sister Connie , and friends Clare , Godfrey…and the blossoming of her relationship with herself. Muriel is a character to remember. Set in the same time as Winifred Holtby‘s own life… I loved all the details of the lives they lived.

andrew61 Great review Cathy. What an interesting period of time and the life of women. 1mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Thanks Andrew. I love this time too as it holds all the little details of my mother and fathers time ♥️ 1mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m loving this so far. 1mo
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LeahBergen Wonderful review, Cathy! I love this time period, too, when opportunities for women were just starting to change. So fascinating! 1mo
LeahBergen And Muriel was my grandmother‘s name. 😊 1mo
quietjenn Lovely! I hope to finish up today. 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah! Muriel will be one for you to remember too especially as it was your grandmother‘s name ♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @rubyslippersreads Oh good 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @quietjenn It‘s a good one ♥️Look forward to your thoughts! 1mo
CarolynM Lovely review💕 It's a fascinating period but I'm so glad I didn't live in it. 1mo
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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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Between a pick and a so-so. I wanted to see what happened, so I persevered and learned some mythology along the way. I‘m glad I read it, and I‘m glad it‘s finished. I‘m exhausted from all the drama !
#Gladstonerds
@Leniverse @TrishB @julesG @scripturient @jenniferw88 @RaeLovesToRead @jhod @rockpools @Susanita @squirrelbrain @Oryx @Caroline2 @CGainor3 ( I hope I‘ve tagged everyone)

squirrelbrain It‘s not getting rave reviews from any of us, is it?! 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I‘m afraid not 😬 1mo
julesG This will be my Easter Sunday 'treat' 1mo
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LeahBergen I haven‘t been hearing super glowing reviews for this one but … what is that lovely stucco backdrop?? 1mo
TrishB Well you did finish ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @julesG You can have Easter eggs today too 👍🏻😁 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Stucco background was here when we got this house , a previous owner decorated the walls in the hall herself. She did a lovely job too 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I did ! I got caught up in the story. ❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts It‘s beautiful! 1mo
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Morning , it‘s a windy dull Sunday here , rain maybe ! 🤞for a walk. #WeeklyForecast

Finish off the last few pages of Crowded Street
Get properly stuck into Ariadne
Pearl Earring for Bookclub
Maybe Rodham 🤔

Happy reading everyone ❤️
Hi Cindy 👋❤️

LeahBergen Ooo, are you almost done The Crowded Street? I‘m not quite halfway but thoroughly enjoying it! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Ya , nearly there. I‘ll finish today I‘d say. Thoroughly enjoying too 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
TrishB Great plan 👍🏻 have a lovely week. 1mo
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BarbaraBB All looks lovely in that picture, I wouldn‘t mind that rainy day! 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Thanks! Sometimes a rainy day is a blessing. ( sometimes! ) 😁 1mo
squirrelbrain Lovely photo, as always! ❤️ 1mo
CarolynM I had a busy weekend (at the winery pressing grapes yesterday, stuff around the house today) so I've stalled on The Crowded Street. Hoping for some reading time tomorrow. 1mo
Tamra Lovely looking start to Sunday! 😍 How do you like your butcher block countertops? I‘d like to replace our countertops, so I‘m pondering options. I don‘t want anything high maintenance because they get a lot of use! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It‘s oak and we‘ve only had it a couple of years now… We love it. I sand it down & oil it every 3-4 months .. I do it at night and it‘s ready to use again next morning. Once there are no piles of water on it over night , it‘s fine. There‘s only 2 of us , so it‘s easy to maintain. I wipe off any excess water straight away. .. the man who did it for us has a young family & he has the oak too , there‘s a bit of maintenance, but it‘s lovely 1mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM In the winery pressing grapes sounds like fun to me ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts they are gorgeous! 😃 That doesn‘t sound too bad for maintenance. I love all things wood. 1mo
Shemac77 This looks so cozy! Beautiful photo. Enjoy your rainy windy Sunday! 1mo
Lesliereadsalot Rodham is a really good book. entirely believable. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Shemac77 Thanks 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot oh that‘s good to hear ! I read American Wife and really enjoyed that one 👍🏻😁 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I love wood too. ❤️ 1mo
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson
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Thanks Kate for the lovely book. ! I also love this print 😍. I hope you and yours are all doing well now , take care ♥️ Cathy X

batsy This is such a lovely book 💙 1mo
Bookwomble @batsy It is, isn't it? I think I may re-read it this summer as an antidote to real life! @Cathythoughts I hope you enjoy it, Cathy 🙂 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy @Bookwomble Thanks both of you 👍🏻👍🏻 I‘m looking forward to it 🥰 (edited) 1mo
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Tamra I hope you love this one! ❤️ So evocative of time & place & the special grandparent/child relationship. (edited) 1mo
squirrelbrain I loved this book! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I loved this too! Hope you will 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks! Sounds so good ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain @erzascarletbookgasm Sounds like this is a special book 💫 1mo
LeahBergen I think you‘ll like this one! 💙 1mo
kathedron @Cathythoughts Oh I'm so glad it's got there at last. We've not had any further unplanned experiments with the laws of gravity, so all is well here! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah 👍🏻 (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @kathedron Thanks again Kate! Im glad to hear that. Im following little yellow and the posts are brilliant. Im glad all is ok. (edited) 1mo
batsy @Bookwomble It might be time for me re-read, as well. The perfect antidote! 1mo
Bookwomble @batsy 😊👍🏻💙 1mo
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The Crowded Street | Winifred Holtby
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#PersephoneClub

From the surprising bow upon her sleek brown hair to the shining buckles on her trim brown shoes from her odd short dress of pleated tartan to the frill of muslin. .she defied all Marshington and Hardrascliffe conventions of the proper attire for young girls of fifteen. Wholesome as an apple , tranquil as a September morning, and unmysterious as a glass of water , she yet held for Muriel all mystery and all enchantment

batsy I loved South Riding a lot; it made me want to read everything Holtby wrote! 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I loved South Riding too 👍❤️ (edited) 1mo
LeahBergen That Clare! I just started the book yesterday and I‘m absolutely loving it. 🥰 1mo
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Loving it too. Clare ! 1mo
andrew61 @LeahBergen I've obtained a library copy so hoping to start this weekend. 1mo
LeahBergen @andrew61 I‘m glad you‘re joining us! 1mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 That‘s great Andrew ! 1mo
Centique That sounds so good! 1mo
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Cluny Brown: A Novel | Margery Sharp
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The story of Cluny Brown , a young woman who is dying to experience life. She is sent into service in the countryside.. and so the tale unfolds. The turn of events is heartwarming and surprising. Thanks Leah , I stayed up a bit late last night to see how it all turned out. 👍❤️ I loved it ! Great characters and Margery Sharp wrote with such great insight into human nature.

batsy Lovely photo 🧡 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thankyou X 1mo
CarolynM 😍💖 1mo
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DivineDiana This was made into a delightful movie in 1946 starring Charles Boyer and Jennifer Jones. I love watching the classics on TCM. 1mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM 👍🏻❤️❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana Oh I‘d say that would be brilliant! I must keep an eye out for it 👍🏻💫 1mo
Tamra Can‘t wait to read! 😁 1mo
LeahBergen I‘m glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. Wasn‘t that Cluny a character? 😆 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen She was some character.. unique 👍❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I‘d say it will be a perfect ‘ time out‘ book during your studies 👍❤️ (edited) 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts well, then that is all the encouragement I need to buy it now! 😜 1mo
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Looking forward to continuing on with Cluny this week. Also starting Crowded Street ! Then there‘s the 3d book in the Barbarotti series 🥰🥰🥰 comforting ( 🤞) week ahead.

Happy reading to you all ♥️
Hiya Cindy 👋😘

TrishB Looks like a fab week ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen Hi Cathy!! Great photo 🤩what ya eating? Looks YUM 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks! … brown bread and butter and marmalade 👍♥️♥️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍❤️ 1mo
squirrelbrain Your photos are always so beautiful! Have a great week! 1mo
marleed So pretty! 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @marleed Thank you 😘 1mo
LeahBergen Perfect week! 🥰 1mo
kspenmoll Looks delicious! Great week! 1mo
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The Performance: A Novel | Claire Thomas
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Thankyou Carolyn ! I‘m looking forward to the tagged book. Love the book for my granddaughter 🥰💕
The handcream is gorgeous ( already using it ) and I love soap .. all lovely.
You see The Daughter of Time is there on the left , still waiting for its big day ! Thankyou 😘

squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen Wonderful gifts! I read Hairy Maclary over and OVER to my nephew. 🥰🥰 1mo
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CarolynM Only slightly late then, that's good😊 Enjoy! 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen oh good! It‘s a good one so X 1mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks so much ! I l will enjoy 😘 1mo
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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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I‘m giving up the ghost … it‘s goodbye to this one. I made it through to the second half, but it was a struggle just for Bookclub. We had our meeting last night. There were mixed views, some loved it. It didn‘t seem to spark our usual full on discussion 🤷‍♀️. I‘m glad to be moving on.

TrishB If you‘re not enjoying it it‘s the best thing to do! I haven‘t got to this one yet. 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I agree. I would have bailed earlier but I was hanging in there for the Bookclub discussion. I‘ll be interested to see what you think of it. 2mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve had this on my Kindle for ages…. Certainly not inspired to pick it up after your review! 1mo
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TheLudicReader I love how books elicit different responses. I couldn‘t put this one down. 😂 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Some of the girls loved it. I imagine you‘d know soon enough after you started it if it‘s for you or not. (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @TheLudicReader Yes a couple of girls in our Bookclub were the same .. they stayed up at night because they couldn‘t put it down. I love this about books too 1mo
marleed My favorite bookclub discussions are when some people love a book and some people just don‘t. What‘s funny is sometimes that discussion will even change my opinion of a book. 1mo
Cathythoughts @marleed Me too ! Sometimes it makes me re think a book 👍🏻 1mo
LeahBergen I love when our book club is divided like that and I suspect that my current book club read is going to be like this. I‘m loving it but I know some of our members are probably going to pan it. 😆😆 1mo
Megabooks Good idea 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes , divided is good for discussion. I already stacked Malice Aforethought 👍♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Yes 👍❤️ 1mo
BkClubCare The controversy on its being published can be enough discussion for me. I will skip this one. 1mo
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Cluny Brown: A Novel | Margery Sharp
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You often hear this … ‘married twenty-six years and never a hard word‘

‘Never a cross word between them ‘ … 🤔 I‘m always a little sceptical of this kind of talk. Come on !! Or maybe I‘m more of a crank 😂

TrishB That‘s my thoughts! One of my sisters always says we never argue (her and her hubby!) and it really gets me 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I know , my mother used to say that about some couples … never a cross word !! I just don‘t believe it 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Susanita My dad‘s second wife told me they “never” argued, but they got divorced anyway. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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Tamra Bah! I‘ve understood that means there isn‘t any real communication going on. 😏 2mo
merelybookish Well any couples counselor would say disagreement is normal and healthy. 😉 Also who doesn't get irritated by their partner?! 😆 2mo
LeahBergen Ha! Not in THIS house. Cross words are good for the soul. 😆 2mo
Ruthiella Can‘t speak to the never a hard word but look at you reading more Margery Sharp! 👍 2mo
charl08 Was watching a recent news story about a couple who had been married 70 years and they claimed to never have had an argument. Hmmm 🤔 2mo
Cathythoughts @Susanita @Tamra @merelybookish @LeahBergen I think you need a good storm to clear the air 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Yes more Margery… so enjoyable 🥰 2mo
Cathythoughts @charl08 Yes ! Hmmmmm 🤔 👍👍👍 2mo
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Doctor's Wife | Elizabeth Brundage
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Another 5 Star literary thriller from Elizabeth Brundage. I love the cover and how houses have great presence in her books. Houses and art and relationships , beautiful writing, thriller and horror , characters that are nuanced … yes I‘m a fan !

Tamra It‘s so fun to have an auto buy/read author! Stacked. 2mo
plemmdog I met the author once at a writing conference—she‘s a really lovely person. 2mo
LeahBergen I really must give this author a try. 👍 2mo
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Megabooks Yay! She‘s an awesome author. I can‘t wait to read more. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It is fun 👍❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @plemmdog That was interesting I‘d say 👍 I‘ve seen her on a you tube interview … she did seem lovely and interesting 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen She deals with quite heavy subjects. I love the overall experience of her books 2mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Me too. I hope she is busy writing ! 2mo
BkClubCare I just read about a book written as a conversation between a house and a painting 🖼 hanging in house! Your comment about liking old houses reminds me. I need to add the title to my list before I forget. 😆 1mo
LKK526 I read this quite some time ago and remember really enjoying it 1mo
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At Mrs Lippincote's | Elizabeth Taylor
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What a great selection of books , Thankyou everyone. I can‘t wait to do some reading with these ones going to the top of the TBR 😘😘😘😘 😘thanks again Jessie for tagged book. I‘m spoilt!
I gave myself the Roddy Doyle.

squirrelbrain I see three that I loved there… Love After Love, The Stone Angel and Paper Palace! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Happy Birthday Cathy! 😍🥳❤️🎂 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks, that‘s good to hear! I‘m spoilt for choice 😁 2mo
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Cinfhen Lovely birthday stack 🥰 2mo
TrishB Perfect birthday pressies ❤️ 2mo
batsy Lovely birthday haul! Happy birthday, Cathy 📚🎂😘 2mo
andrew61 Happy birthday Cathy, enjoy your day. 2mo
Amiable Happy birthday! 🎉🎁🎂 2mo
quietjenn Happy birthday! I hope it's a lovely one.🎉🍰 2mo
youneverarrived What a lovely stack of books 😍 hope you‘re enjoying your day xx 2mo
MaureenMc Happy birthday! Hope your day is lovely! 💕 2mo
LeahBergen What a gloriously happy birthday stack!!! 📚❤️📚❤️📚 2mo
Tamra Happy Birthday Litsy friend! I wish you many 5⭐️ reads! 💕 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thankyou 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks friend 😘 2mo
kathedron Hope you had a lovely birthday, Cathy! There's a parcel from me on its way (unfortunately I was unable to post it to reach you in time). 2mo
Ruthiella Happy belated birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Cathythoughts @kathedron Thanks Kate! That‘s very good of you 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Thankyou my furrowed middle brow friend 👍😁 2mo
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Thankyou Leah. A lovely selection of books , perfect choices 🥰. You are so good 😘
@LeahBergen

CarolynM You're going to love Stone Angel😍 Happy birthday, Cathy 🎂 There is a parcel from me on it's way to you😘 2mo
squirrelbrain I agree with @CarolynM -you‘ll love Stone Angel. And look at the other two covers! ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks Carolyn 😘 I‘m looking forward to Stone Angel 👍🥰 2mo
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Great covers. Fair Miss Fortune is weak for herself in that mirror! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😍 just wonderful! 👏 2mo
batsy Lovely 😍 I've yet to read Stone Angel but I've loved all of the other Laurence books ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen and I just now see the lovely little library cards inside the books 🥰 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Yes ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I‘m really looking forward to reading Stone Angel 👍💫 2mo
LeahBergen You‘re so welcome! Happy, happy birthday to you! I hope you‘ve been having a fabulous day. ❤️😘❤️😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah ! When I look at my birthday stack , I see your influence on my reading and I thank you for that 🙏 2mo
LeahBergen Aww, what a lovely compliment! 🥰🥰🥰 And you‘ve influenced my reading, as well. 😘😘 2mo
Suet624 Happy belated birthday! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Suet624 Thankyou! 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Mamma | Diana Tutton
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Helen , Thankyou ! Delighted with these books ( the chocolate is long gone .. was delish 😋)
Thankyou 😘
@squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain You‘re welcome Cathy - I hope you enjoy! Have a fabulous birthday! 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts Thanks , I love the books 🥰 😘 2mo
batsy Oh, those books look good! ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen Ooo, I‘m glad I didn‘t buy Mamma for you! 😆😆 Lovely gifts! 2mo
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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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Thanks so much Trish. Love the books ! Perfect 👌👌🥰😘
@TrishB

squirrelbrain These will be perfect for you Cathy! ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Squirrelbrain I think they both look great 👍 (edited) 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm The books synopsis sound good! 😍 2mo
TrishB Have a fab day Cathy 😘🥂🥂 2mo
LeahBergen That Sherwood King looks like my kind of read! I must investigate. 😊 2mo
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Love After Love: A Novel | Ingrid Persaud
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Happy Birthday @julesG 🎂 my birthday twin. Thankyou for these presents. I love the book case 👌and the book and the little case with its own stickers.
I hope we both have a great day 👯😘

julesG Happy Birthday! 2mo
squirrelbrain Fabulous gifts! ❤️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love the bookcase too 💖 2mo
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TheNeverendingTBR Is that Snowdrops? 2mo
LeahBergen Lovely gifts! 2mo
Megabooks Happy birthday Cathy! 💜💜 I hope you a had a wonderful day! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Thanks Meg 😘 2mo
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Oh my goodness ! Who is this from … looks amazIng 👍♥️

TrishB What a cover 😁😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I know ! 😳 I love it 2mo
BarbaraBB Cool! It looks like a book that could be from @LeahBergen 😄 2mo
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LeahBergen @BarbaraBB 🤣🤣 You guessed correctly! 2mo
BarbaraBB Haha 🤣 well now Cathy can be sure it is a good one! 2mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts This is your other birthday book. 😄 I have a copy, too, AND it has a story by Celia Fremlin in it! I hope you like it. 😘😘 2mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB 😆😆 I love it that you knew it was from me! 2mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen It has your name written all over it ❤️ 2mo
squirrelbrain Looks fab! 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah ! I love it , I thought it couldn‘t be from you because I was watching out for a book with 3 words in the title ( these clues are getting trickier 🤔) but like @BarbaraBB I agree, this book is so you. I absolutely love it, and Celia Fremlin is in there too. Thanks so much 😘 I can‘t wait to have a read of it. 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Dosnt it just 😍 2mo
Megabooks That cover 🤩🤩 2mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks I know ♥️it‘s brilliant! 2mo
batsy That looks fabulous! 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy It‘s great ! Looking forward to reading a story soon. 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I think I said in my card that the initials were TDTW. 😆😆 And I think @erzascarletbookgasm said hers was 3 words? We certainly ARE getting tricky. 😆😆 I‘m so glad you like it! 😘😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I love it. It‘s perfect 👌❤️ I got my clues mixed up 😂. Thankyou Leah 😘 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm What a great cover, right? I have a copy on my shelves too! 2mo
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Doctor's Wife | Elizabeth Brundage
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he woke early , before dawn and went walking in the long grass behind the house. He liked to witness the rising sun and the wailing geese crossing the red sky. . He moved slowly through the day , observing the various details of their life in the house. The way the cream fell from the pitcher … he said her hands reminded him of birds.. the sun crawling across the table..the light attracted him as much as the darkness

I love her writing 👌

BarbaraBB Great quote. I couldn‘t resist any longer and bought a copy too 🙀 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Look forward to your thoughts 👍 2mo
LeahBergen Lovely. And I‘ve had “wailing geese” around here lately, too! 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen if they are migratory maybe they came from here .. I‘m not sure about their habits 🤔😁 2mo
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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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Still struggling with this one on audible, for Bookclub. I‘m just not connecting with the characters. ( that speed looks wrong 😳 I‘m on 1.3X ) anyway , Bookclub Friday night , I better step it up.

marleed I think about this book sometimes and all it‘s controversy in early 2020. Then the pandemic hit and the controversy faded from hot topics quickly. 2mo
Cathythoughts @marleed A reason it would stay In your memory 👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen Book club meetings are the only time I force myself through a book, too. 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Same with me. I may not make it to the very end this time , but I‘ll get as far as I can. The struggle is real 😆 2mo
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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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#Weeklyforecast It‘s been a busy week, so the reading is in slow progress. Loving all these and treated myself to the tagged book… which is starting off beautifully.

Happy reading to you all 💫
Hi Cindy , I hope all is well with you x

rockpools Your photos are just beautiful Cathy! My copy of this one has just arrived at the library 🙂. Have a lovely week! 2mo
Cinfhen Fabulous photo 💜💜💜 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m well, thanks for asking!! I enjoyed the tagged book very much 2mo
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Cinfhen And @Megabooks just posted & reviewed this one 👉🏽which sounds great 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, Cluny Brown.. @LeahBergen recommends it! 😍 Happy reading, Cathy! 2mo
Tamra I have my eye on Cluny! 😁 Happy Reads! 2mo
MaureenMc Gorgeous photo! 💜 Happy reading! 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yes, Cathy started it before I did! We both love Brundage. You should definitely read her. 2mo
LeahBergen Lovely pic! 💜💜💜 2mo
Cathythoughts @rockpools Thanks Rachel X 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks X Yes I‘m enjoying The Doctors Wife 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Yes Cluny! My Cluny is a gift from @Leagbergen , she definitely recommends it 👍😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra 👋 Thanks X 2mo
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc Thanks! Have a good week 😘 2mo
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At Mrs Lippincote's | Elizabeth Taylor
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This lovely book has just come in the post … but I didn‘t order it 🤔I wonder who it was so I can say Thankyou.

LeahBergen Not me but it‘s so good! 💗 2mo
TrishB Not mine 😁 2mo
Tamra What a gorgeous cover! 😍 2mo
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I can‘t wait to read it 👍❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It is a gorgeous cover ♥️ 2mo
Centique That is gorgeous! 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB No not yours .. we have your one stashed away in a press 😄 2mo
Cathythoughts @Centique It is 🥰 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm It‘s from me Cathy 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Oh Thankyou so much Jessie! Looks so good and I love the cover. Delighted ! 🥰. I hope my BD gift to you will arrive on time for your birthday too🤞😘🎂 2mo
BiblioLitten This picture screams Spring 🌻🌿💕 2mo
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten Spring 🥰 I think we are ready for some Spring ! 2mo
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I was listening to an interview with Elizabeth Brundage , and this show was mentioned. I‘m going to have a look , it‘s on Netflix . It‘s based on her novel ( tagged ) which I loved … I‘m reading her first book at the mo ‘ The Doctors Wife‘ so I‘m kind of in her twilight zone … the interview was very interesting. I know some of you read the book ( maybe ye saw this Netflix show already ?! ) @Megabooks @BarbaraBB @Tamra

LeahBergen I haven‘t read the book but maybe I‘ll check out the movie! 2mo
Tamra No, but I‘ll put the film on my list! 2mo
Tamra Tell us how you like it afterwards. 😁 2mo
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BarbaraBB I haven‘t watched it but I now want to! 2mo
TrishB It‘s on my pile! 2mo
Megabooks I had no idea, but I‘m with @BarbaraBB about wanting to watch it! 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @Tamra I only watched the start last night. Kind of scary , I‘ll let you know how it goes 🤞🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB @Megabooks I had no idea either .. fingers crossed it‘s good 🤞🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB It‘s a good book. 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @Tamra @BarbaraBB @Trishb @Megabooks Just watched and I thought it was good 👍 (edited) 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I just started it today and yes, it‘s spooky! 🥺👻 2mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for letting us know, I‘ll try to watch it later this week! 2mo
LeahBergen Thanks for the update! 😘 2mo
BiblioLitten The trailer looks promising. I‘ll watch it too 2mo
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten I thought it was good. Look forward to your thoughts on it 👍 2mo
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Cluny Brown: A Novel | Margery Sharp
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#WeeklyForecast
I‘m in a mood where I don‘t know what I want to read next… but the tagged book is decided upon for today . Coffee and chocolate to get me going first 👍

Happy reading week all 👍❤️
Hi Cindy 👋

squirrelbrain Mmmm chocolate! The book sounds good too…. Have a great week! 2mo
Centique What a pretty photo! 2mo
andrew61 Perfect start to the day. 2mo
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TrishB Looks good to me ♥️ 2mo
LeahBergen I hope you love Cluny! 🤞 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks! I‘m enjoying it … and my matching dotey library card 🥰 2mo
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Our young man back from the war and now to spend a month in the country. The wholesomeness of the countryside, of the food , the people, the horses, the summer in his memory. The work of art he is restoring. The tenderness of the writing , this story will haunt me. There is so much here but I find myself not wanting to over think it or pull it apart. I want to feel it gently , to mind it.
Thanks @Caroline2 , to think this book has been 👇

Cathythoughts 👇has been on my shelf and I never knew how much I would love it, just read it last night 👍❤️ (edited) 2mo
Caroline2 Ahh, I‘m so glad you enjoyed it. 👍 2mo
batsy Lovely review, Cathy! "to feel it gently"—that's how I felt reading it ? 2mo
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Cathythoughts @Caroline2 Thanks, I really did ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks X Such a beautiful book. One to remember 👍 2mo
TrishB This was a lovely read ❤️ There is an Amazon parcel arriving at yours in the next couple of days Cathy! It‘s for your birthday 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Ahh , thanks Trish! I will look forward to that x 2mo
rockpools Gorgeous review Cathy. Happy Sunday! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review❤️. I hope to get to this soon. 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts @rockpools Thanks Rachel X have a lovely Sunday too 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks ♥️ I imagine you will love it 👍 2mo
squirrelbrain Sounds wonderful! 2mo
Dodi What a beautiful review! 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain It‘s good ! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Dodi Thankyou X ♥️ 2mo
tpixie It was a good quiet book, similar to another author‘s books. I also watched the movie with Colin Firth 2mo
youneverarrived Lovely review 🤍 I loved it too. 2mo
LeahBergen Ahh, lovely review! It‘s such a good book. ❤️ 2mo
BarbaraBB A lovely little book! 2mo
Cathythoughts @tpixie I love the sound of that movie 👍❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I didn‘t know it would be so wonderful… I was blown away 💫 2mo
CarolynM I've never read the book, but I liked the film with the young Kenneth Branagh and Colin Firth. 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM The young Kenneth and Colin and this story … I don‘t know if I‘d be able for all that beauty ❤️❤️❤️😁 2mo
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Uncle Paul | Celia Fremlin
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The cleverly written story of 3 sisters. The eldest was married to ‘Uncle Paul‘ , who , after 15 years in prison is to be released. When the sisters find themselves together on a seaside holiday… the mystery and suspense begin to gain momentum in bizarre ways. One minute I was laughing ( slightly hysterically 😬) and then I was scared again. So well written , and what a tale !

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2mo
squirrelbrain What @TrishB said! Your review makes me want to read it…so stacked! 2mo
Tamra Well, that‘s a roller coaster of a read. Sounds engaging! 2mo
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LeahBergen Yep, I need this one! 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish X 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain @Tamra @LeahBergen It‘s very engaging , you‘d fly through it 👍 2mo
batsy Yes, your review has sold me! 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy It‘s a good one 👍😁 2mo
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Uncle Paul | Celia Fremlin
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I started this last night … strange and unnerving, I feel like I‘m walking on egg-shells ..it‘s the Celia Fremlin vibe 😳.
The sun is streaming in here this morning.. a little read and then off on the dog walk.
Happy Friday 📚

erzascarletbookgasm Have a lovely Friday! 💕 I‘ve been meaning to read more of Celia Fremlin too 👍 2mo
batsy Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend 💜 (Those Celia Fremlin vibes sound good to me, lol) 2mo
Tamra The description is intriguing. Have a great weekend. 😁 2mo
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youneverarrived Love this picture 🥰 2mo
LeahBergen I have this one on my “to buy” list. 👏 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy Thanks! Book is good 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Have a great weekend, friend X 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 👍🏻😍📚 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy @LeahBergen I was just looking at the #furrowedmiddlebrowclub list , Suba are you up to pick the next book? Only because we must order the next one soon. I‘m not too sure of the list , anyway , sure we have plenty of time yet. It‘s May for the one ❤️👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Good thinking! Yes, I let @batsy know that she has our next pick and she said she‘ll be posting this weekend. 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen oh great ! Thanks Leah X 2mo
Centique I love your bed linen - so pretty! 2mo
batsy @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Just posted! Sorry for the delay 😅 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy @LeahBergen Sorry Suba , there‘s no delay .. if I had checked our posts properly I wouldn‘t have been fussing around! Just saw your choices .. very exciting, looking forward to investigating them. 👍🏻😁 (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘m wondering too about #PersephoneClub we started our first book late February ( because we were waiting on the book.) My pick The Crowded Street is on in April… will we stay with later in the month ‘ late April‘ or what do you think ?! Anyway there‘s plenty of time to decide 👍🏻 2mo
batsy @Cathythoughts No, not at all 😘 It's been awhile since I've ordered books too (I've been good 😆) and I saw that BD have extended their shipping time to these parts a wee bit, so it's good to get this done early for sure! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Centique Thankyou X 2mo
LeahBergen I just noticed that I didn‘t receive a notification for this comment! Grrr. Anyhow, I‘ve posted about our April read now. 😘😘 2mo
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The Root of Evil | Hakan Nesser
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This second in the Barbarotti series is equally as good as the first, there are certain details I could have done without hearing ( same in first book ). Over all I really enjoyed and Im looking forward to Book 3 sometime soon 👍 The usual detective personal dramas ensue, I like that familiar feel.. comfort reading.

LeahBergen Another cool photo! 😃 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks 👍❤️ 2mo
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Thanks for the tag @TheNeverendingTBR 👍🏻

1. The tagged book had a huge impact on me when I first read it. I saw people/ the world differently

2. Yes , I will wear something green , and watch the parades , and raise a glass 👍🏻💚

I tag all who would like to join in.. #TwoforTuesday

TheNeverendingTBR I've had this for years and I've not read it, I keep putting it off. 2mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💚🍀🍺 2mo
youneverarrived Such a powerful book. I‘d love to re-read it. 2mo
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#WeeklyForecast A day late, as we were away in Killarney for the weekend , I brought a supply of books but ended up engrossed in tagged book … serial killer / psycho killer qu‘est-ce que c‘est ?…..love that song ! It rained which was a great excuse to stay in and look at the mountains , read & drink tea from their lovely cups.

So forecast is to finish tagged book, and after that I can read whatever I like 👌
Happy reading all 😘
Hi Cindy 😘

youneverarrived Sounds like a lovely weekend 💕 2mo
Hooked_on_books What a gorgeous picture! 2mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived It was Katie 👍 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Nice weekend getaway! ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie ! It was badly needed 👍🏻😁 2mo
batsy That looks like it was a beautiful getaway 💙 2mo
DivineDiana Also love the song, and that view! ☘️ 2mo
wanderinglynn Gorgeous photo! Glad you had a good time. I loved visiting Killarney. 💚 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy It was lovely Suba 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana Yep song 👍 and view 👯‍♂️👯‍♂️👯‍♂️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @wanderinglynn Thanks 💚was a nice little break . 2mo
Leftcoastzen Just wow! So beautiful! 2mo
merelybookish Fun to have a beautiful view and an engrossing read! 2mo
Tamra Love it! 😍 2mo
Cinfhen Lovely collage 😍sounds like a perfect weekend getaway 💚 2mo
Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen It was nice and zen 👍🏻😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish Good combo for sure 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy ! It was a lovely break 2mo
BiblioLitten Perfect getaway 💕💕 2mo
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten It was ! I‘d forgotten how important the getaway is. Home now & refreshed (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen I love your packed bag … books and wine! 😆 It sounds like you had a lovely time. 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah X Oh yes ! We have to get our priorities right… books & wine 😄. It was SO good to get away 🥰 (edited) 2mo
TrishB This looks fab ♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish ! A lovely break 2mo
Shemac77 ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Suet624 How beautiful. I love that area. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Shemac77 Thanks! I always love your pictures of nature ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Suet624 It‘s lovely .. the lakes & the mountains ❤️ 2mo
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I loved this movie…. And ever since @youneverarrived left her review of this book , I‘ve been dying to read it .. here goes.

batsy Love the photo! 🍇🍷 2mo
squirrelbrain I agree with @batsy - perfect photo! The book is great too. 2mo
Tamra Yes the photo is alluring! I think I need to see the movie now. (edited) 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Ah this photo 👌. Cheers 2mo
TrishB This photo is gorgeous ♥️ 2mo
Ruthiella Enjoy! The book was quite the page turner. 📚 🍷😊 (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen It‘s too early here for wine. Stop tempting me! 🤣🤣 And this is such a fun read. (edited) 2mo
kathedron Oh, I have this on my Kindle! (Unfortunately it didn't come with a glass of wine, though. 😆) 2mo
Birdsong28 Not a fan of the movie but love the book. Enjoy! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra the movie is good 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Oh good ! Thanks X 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It was too early for wine here too .. the wine was a prop 😂 ( the lengths we go to for the photo ) which I drank a little later … and enjoyed ! 2mo
Cathythoughts @kathedron That‘s not fair ! There should be a glass of wine with the book 👍🏻😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @Birdsong28 Thanks Victoria, I‘ve only just started 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 I understand the need for a good photo! 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Also Leah , your parcel just arrived. You are so good , Thankyou! I‘ll wait till my birthday , but I opened the letter … such a lovely kind letter and poems about tea 👍and a lovely bookmark. I‘m excited to see what the books are. And T D T W 🤔.. you are very good to me. I‘ll post all up near my birthday. Thankyou 😘 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hi Cathy, a little parcel from BD is on the way to you, for your 🎂. Clue: a three-word title. 🧐 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie ❤️ I also have a BD parcel heading for you for your birthday .. clue , A two word title .. T R ! 2mo
youneverarrived Ohh perfect pairing 🍷📚 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did 😘 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ooo exciting! 😍 Thank you Cathy 😘 2mo
LeahBergen I‘m so glad it arrived in time! I hope you enjoy it, my friend! 😘😘 2mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm Oh, and there‘s a BD heading your way from me, too. A three word title. 😆 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm @LeahBergen Thank you, Leah! 😘 You‘re also so kind ❤️ 2mo
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The True Deceiver | Tove Jansson
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A strange one. I‘m left with an image 👇

Cathythoughts ..an image of four , Katri, Mats , Anna , the dog , coming together and joining hands in the middle for a dance. They dance , then they step out of the dance and walk away from each other. They are all changed. Thanks Suba @batsy X 2mo
batsy ❤️ It's a lovely way to sum up an enigmatic book! 2mo
BarbaraBB Lovely image. I loved this book 🤍 2mo
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Cathythoughts @batsy @BarbaraBB Thanks 👍🏻❤️❤️ 2mo
Megabooks Fantastic image! I love this one. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Thanks Meg 👍🏻😁 2mo
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To Star the Dark | Doireann Ni Ghriofa
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Yesterday was International Womens Day. I love this pic… Mna is Irish for Women … Mna awesome ❤️

We‘ve taken it on as our new Bookclub pic. Because they could be at a Bookclub 👍🏻 ❤️🥂

Trashcanman Nice picture 2mo
Tamra 👏🏾👌🏾 2mo
LeahBergen I love it! It definitely looks like a raucous book club. 😆 2mo
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Cinfhen 💕💕💕 2mo
Cathythoughts @Trashcanman I think so ! 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra 👍👏👏👏 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It really does look familiar 🙈 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 👍😄💕💕💕 2mo
readordierachel Love this post ❤ 2mo
TrishB That would be an ace book club meeting 😁 2mo
CarolynM What book do you think they're reading? Maybe 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Wouldn‘t it just 👍😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Yes! I‘d say that‘s the book 👍😊 2mo
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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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I‘m listening to this book for Bookclub, and I‘m finding it hard to connect with … not happening for me , not yet anyway 🤷🏼‍♀️ I‘d bail.. but I don‘t want to miss out on the discussion.. I got the print on kindle , still not pulling me in

Tamra 😐 No fun. I think I started the audio and then bailed, but left it TBR just in case it was not the right time or format. (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Ya , no fun. But I‘ll try to keep going because there will be a big opinionated discussion ( which I love ) 😆 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts haha! Me too. 2mo
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LeahBergen Book club books are pretty much the only ones I will force myself to finish. I like the discussions too much! 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Exactly! I love the discussions … I‘ll keep going 2mo
CarolynM Yep, I have to really hate (or be seriously disturbed by) a book group choice before I bail. Hope you can stick it out with this one. 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks! Ofcorse now I am allergic to it 🙄😂 … I better get over that feeling 2mo
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The True Deceiver | Tove Jansson
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I started this yesterday, halfway now and I don‘t know what I think of it… I want to finish it though, it‘s different and hard to pin down 🤔

batsy It's a bit of a cryptic read and quite unlike most things I've read. 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy It is that ! Thankyou for this one Suba 👍❤️ 2mo
batsy @Cathythoughts My pleasure ❤️ 2mo
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Tamra I have this TBR because I loved 2mo
LeahBergen It‘s quite odd, isn‘t it? I didn‘t know what to think the whole time I was reading it. 2mo
LeahBergen @Tamra I loved The Summer Book, too! 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen it‘s an odd one 👍 However .. I guess I‘ll be ordering The Summer Book 😄 @Tamra 2mo
LeahBergen Oh, you‘ll like The Summer Book. It‘s all about a kooky granny and her wee granddaughter! 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Oh well 😂 Enough said ! 👍😘 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts definitely get your hands on a copy! I would buddy read it with you. It‘s worth a reread. ☀️🌞 @LeahBergen (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I‘ll let you know when I get it. That would be nice 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Suet624 I remember really liking this odd little book. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Suet624 Yes , there is something about it 👍🏻 2mo
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Four gardens | Margery Sharp
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I couldn‘t stop reading once I got into the rhythm of this book. A calm , smooth , meditative read and a page turner for me. Good characters, especially Caroline! I loved the notion of the four gardens … I‘ll wait to say more till we‘ve all finished 👌 Loved it 🥰 #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub

squirrelbrain Great review…you have me intrigued. And lovely pic too! ❤️ 2mo
Ruthiella I‘m about five chapters in and I agree, so far it‘s easy to turn the pages, very compelling! 2mo
Tamra Ohhhh, now I really want to read! I will get in bits here & there, but I doubt I‘ll finish in time to contribute to the discussion. I‘ll still enjoy others comments though. Keep tagging me! 😊 2mo
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LeahBergen Lovely review! I‘d best get cracking on it. 😆 2mo
catebutler Love your review Cathy! It‘s up next for me. 2mo
quietjenn Oh, this review makes me very excited about the book! I was trying to finish up a few things before focusing on it, but it might be just what I need tonight ... 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I‘d love to know your view on it 👍😄 whenever you may get there (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella So compelling 👍❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra We‘ll keep tagging you 👍❤️ (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen So good ! We can‘t seem to go wrong with these books. One is as good as the other. I loved this one ❤️ (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @catebutler Look forward to your thoughts Cate 👍❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @quietjenn It‘s lovely 👌 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💐 2mo
Cathythoughts @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks Misty 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
batsy I haven't started but I'm so glad to hear it was a lovely read for you! Great review 💜 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review and matching pic! I hope to make a start soon! 2mo
CarolynM Wow, that was quick work! I haven't got much further in the last couple of days. Hopefully I'll get some more time with it tomorrow. 2mo
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#BookReport #Weeklyforecast I only read a few chapters of Four Gardens… not a good reading week, which makes me sad 😞

I did bookish things though .. watched Emma 👍very good.
Went with my Bookclub to Cork City Library to hear Val McDermid speak and could have listened to her forever , such a natural speaker.

I feel the loss at so little reading this week. Hopefully I‘ll get back into the swing of it today

Happy reading ❤️📚
Hiya Cindy 😁

Cinfhen Sounds like you still had a fabulous week, especially the live event with Val McDermid 🙌🏻 2mo
catebutler I think your week sounds absolutely wonderful! 💛 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy. Val was great and we went for dinner and 🍷after 👍 2mo
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Cathythoughts @catebutler Well thank you Cate for your kind words ❤️ 2mo
batsy Sounds like a good week, Cathy, despite the lack of reading 💜 I haven't started Four Gardens yet. Have a bunch of reads for #pemberlittens going on and glued to twitter, a lot of #doomscrolling 😟 Have a good week ahead! 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba X I hear you with the #doomscrolling scary times. 2mo
TrishB Still sounds like a happy week ❤️ Val is on in my local Waterstones. Sounds like she might be worth a visit! 2mo
CarolynM Sounds like a fun week 🙂 I was unsure about Four Gardens at first, but I'm 60 pages in now and loving it! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Don‘t be sad, 💕 sounds like a pleasurable week..and it‘s cool meeting V McDermid 👌. 2mo
LeahBergen It sounds like you had a really nice week, all in all! We all have our slow reading weeks; I think it‘s just natural, right? 😘 2mo
LeahBergen @batsy I‘m right with you! I‘m doing all the Pemberlitten reads and telling myself to get off Twitter. 😆 I‘ll be starting Four Gardens this week. 👍 2mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM That‘s good to hear! 👍 2mo
batsy @LeahBergen I'm glad to hear I'm not alone 😆 I plan on starting it this week, too! 2mo
rabbitprincess I love Val McDermid! Glad you got to see her! (Edit for punctuation) (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB She‘s entertaining ! I hope you get to see her 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie! X 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks! Yes , I suppose it‘s natural.. I‘d like to read one book a week though 👍🏻😀 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I‘m about half way now .. it‘s very good. I‘m enjoying the read 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @rabbitprincess Yes! She‘s great 2mo
Ruthiella I‘ve heard McDermid on various podcasts before and really loved listening to her. Such an interesting person and great speaker! 2mo
kspenmoll But those bookish things you did count! They sound great! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I agree! She felt like an old friend 👍❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll Yes ! Thanks , I felt like I was in the loop anyway 😄 2mo
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