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Cathythoughts

Joined June 2017

Books that linger, the good books stay with you
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The Body Lies | Jo Baker
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Reading this Litsy find. And what a find 👍🏻❤️... the writing is clear & insightful & brilliant ...( & it‘s a thriller !!! , although my sense is , I‘d read anything by this writer) I love reading her

TrishB That looks interesting 👍🏻 15h
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The Birthdays | Heidi Pitlor
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Off to the PO with these this morning ! I hope I get to you in time Emily 🤞🏻... I should be grand for you timewise Caroline #JBUK

eraderneely Oh thank you Cathy! I‘m looking forward to it! 1d
Caroline2 Ohhh thank you Cathy!! 😘 How exciting!! 😃 1d
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#MOvember #Revolver James Bond , book 13 , by Ian Fleming 👍🏻❤️

Cinfhen My hubs loves this franchise/ although I don‘t think he‘s ever read any of the novels 😆 1d
Cathythoughts @cinfhen I‘ve never read any either ... but James Bond is such a memorable character from all the movies 1d
erzascarletbookgasm Roger Moore was great in the film but my favourite Bond is still Sean Connery 😊. 1d
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm absolutely!! Sean Connery👍🏻❤️ 1d
batsy Nice pick! 1d
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! 🤣🤸‍♀️ 1d
CarolynM Fab cover! If you're going to read one I wouldn't recommend starting with this one. Casino Royale or From Russia With Love would make better starting points. 46m
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To Be or Not To Be | Ryan North
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1. .. I only ever read one book at a time .. so if I‘m procrastinating, ( unless it‘s for Bookclub ) .. it‘s most likely over ..

2. .. I know intuitively what I like & I follow that ... I can‘t always describe what I like , I just know ... if I‘m not feeling it , it‘s quits. I need to lock into the book , I‘ve got to feel it .. It‘s an unconscious process..

Great questions 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️📚📚@TheSpineView

ljuliel Makes sense to me. 😊 2d
Cathythoughts @ljuliel thanks! Good books can touch something deep in us ... ... 👍🏻❤️ 2d
TheSpineView Most times I give a book longer than I should. I feel a little guilty if I don't. Thanks for playing! 2d
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Girl with a Pearl Earring | Tracy Chevalier
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#MOvember #Masterpiece this one comes to mind .. I did not read , but loved the movie. I then read At The Edge of The Orchard & did not like it. I like this painting

MrsMalaprop Really liked this book when I read it many years ago. 2d
Cinfhen Great choice!! I tried reading tagged book but it wasn‘t grabbing my attention but the painting is wonderful 💛 2d
batsy Nice one! I remember liking the book, but this is yet another one read aaaages ago. Of course the highlight of the movie for me was the two seconds of Cillian Murphy 😂 2d
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Eggs Great book 2d
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 👍🏻❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @batsy ❤️one of these years I‘ll bump into Cillian & get that autograph for you 🤞🏻 2d
Cathythoughts @Eggs 👍🏻❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts @MrsMalaprop 👍🏻❤️ 2d
batsy @Cathythoughts 😘😘 2d
Andrew65 I thought about this one too. 2d
Cathythoughts @Andrew65 👍🏻❤️ 21h
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Starling Days | ROWAN HISAYO. BUCHANAN
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#MOvember #LuckyStar I havnt read .. but the cover of this Starling Days book is lovely 👍🏻💙

Cinfhen It certainly is 💜🌟✨🌟 3d
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I finished this by my fireside today. And I loved it .... at times I thought :
.”...Oh c‘mon Ann Patchett , I‘m not so sure about all this....... “
But then , with the next sentence , she had me again.
Such a good story ❤️👍🏻

Cinfhen She had me until the end. Took it from 4 stars to 3 but still a very well written story 4d
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen the whole last section was a bit bizaaro world for me ... but in the end , it didn‘t spoil the story for me (edited) 4d
Cinfhen Bizarro world is perfect description 😂 4d
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 😳😂😂 4d
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i loved this book too 4d
Cathythoughts @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime yes! It‘s a good one ❤️👍🏻 4d
TrishB @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I just finished it and loved it ♥️ I thought the ending was ok/acceptable/what I was expecting 🤷‍♀️ 4d
Cinfhen Wow!!! You read that quick!!! I don‘t know why I hated the ending!!! Even the granddaughter buying the house annoyed me @trishb 3d
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Cinfhen I found the mothers journey a bit unbelievable ! I thought India was something the dad made up , I thought she had died. But , having slept on it , some of the most poignant writing wouldn‘t have been possible without her particular part. I agree @Cinfhen about May buying the house .. it just wrapped it all up with a bow. But , I still loved it .. so good 3d
Cinfhen I HATED that mom SO MUCH!!! She was NO SAINT but everyone painted her out to be one 🤬 3d
Cinfhen It‘s great for bookclub discussion #BookClubWorthy 3d
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen she was absolutely NO saint ... she was a pain 3d
TrishB @cinfhen @Cathythoughts wasn‘t a fan of the mum either, but Maeve was always going to act like that! The end tied it up a bit neatly but I went with it. Families accept a lot from each other too. 3d
youneverarrived I‘m kind of looking forward to the ending now. I‘ve not got long to go on audio. Glad you enjoyed it ♥️ 3d
CarolynM I completely agree with you about the mother. I was sure she was dead and was rather bemused when she turned up. I struggled with the actions of both the parents, I didn't find them believable. 2d
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived thanks! I did enjoy it. I was considering the audio ... is Tom Hanks brilliant? 2d
Cathythoughts @CarolynM the father I could find believable enough , but the mother‘s actions were completely unacceptable .... I really didn‘t get her at all ... still , good book ! I‘m thinking of putting it forward for Bookclub?! (edited) 2d
youneverarrived He is a perfect narrator 👌 2d
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#WeeklyForecast
1. Finish The Dutch House
2. Begin Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
3. Listen to On Earth We Are Briefly
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4. Maybe ( I doubt I‘ll get this far ) start Bluebird

BarbaraBB Sounds like a good reading week ahead! 4d
batsy Hope you enjoy Midnight 💕 4d
erzascarletbookgasm I think and 🤞you‘ll have a great reading week. All very good books! 4d
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TheLudicReader I have just started The Dutch House 4d
Cinfhen Exciting week ahead!!! Lots of gooduns 4d
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB yes! Thanks X 4d
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! I hope so too 🤞🏻 4d
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @TheLudicReader @Cinfhen just finished Dutch House 👍🏻it‘s a winner ❤️ 4d
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#MOvember my #TrueBlue Bluetooth headphones 💙 with which I hope to listen to tagged book with this week. And bottom left, picture my granddaughter made for me #trueblue 💙💙💙

RachelO What a perfect collage! 4d
TrishB What a beautiful post 💙 4d
Cathythoughts @RachelO @TrishB ahh Thankyou 💙💙 4d
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BarbaraBB Lovely post 💙 4d
Centique Aww love her picture! 4d
batsy Her art! 💙 4d
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely art! 4d
squirrelbrain Lovely picture! And such a thoughtful post 💙 4d
merelybookish Aw! Great post! 4d
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks 👍🏻💙 4d
Cathythoughts @Centique @batsy @merelybookish @erzascarletbookgasm @squirrelbrain thanks All ! She loves painting & drawing & that‘s what we do when I mind her. I‘m leaving the gymnastics 🤸‍♀️ to her parents ( I see all the danger now- I‘d get too stressed ..... I guess that‘s why We are young when we have kids ... 👍🏻❤️💙 4d
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#BookReport #Week3 OK so ... I finished The Overstory 5⭐️.
I Read Ghost Wall - I didn‘t really like it. So-So.
I DNF Black Diamond Fall ... after a great start , I lost interest.
I tried a couple of samples on my kindle ... 🤷🏼‍♀️meh
I am now reading The Dutch House ... so far so good 🤞🏻🤞🏻I really couldn‘t decide if I would listen to the lovely Tom Hanks on audio .. but I prefer to read myself , so that‘s what I‘m doing 👍🏻❤️

squirrelbrain Good week! I have the Overstory on my TBR shelf.... 5d
Balibee146 👍👏👏👏 I so want to read The Overstory ❤️ 5d
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TrishB I may get to Dutch House this week! 5d
Cinfhen Oh no, I had high hopes for that thriller!! I Should have known better. I‘m probably going to be meh about Ghost Wall too/ it‘s really not my genre 5d
Cathythoughts @Balibee146 👍🏻❤️ 5d
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain 👍🏻❤️ 5d
Cathythoughts @TrishB yes Dutch House.. about 100 pages in now ... it‘s good , not sure what to make of it yet though 5d
batsy Oh, that's too bad about Black Diamond Fall! 4d
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @batsy ye may well love it ... I did for about half & then the skimming started ( never a good sign for me ) .... ) but ye may really enjoy... 4d
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Faceless Killers | Henning Mankell
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#MOvember #Frozen lots of freezing weather in Swedish crime writer, Henning Mankells books. I think I‘ll revisit one for #readingeurope @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB looking forward to seeing the info on this challenge👍🏻. I‘m thinking of doing 2 book challenges this year Cindy 🥳📚( definitely going to need that Litsy diary ...

Cinfhen I‘m with you!!!! 6d
JennyM Brrr...I‘m cold just looking at those covers ❄️ (edited) 6d
squirrelbrain I‘m going to do #readingeurope as well as #booked2020! 6d
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 👍🏻❤️📚 6d
Cathythoughts @JennyM freezing 🥶💙 6d
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Me too Helen ! Exciting 📚🥰.... this will be a fun year 6d
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I wonder if a book fits both challenge prompts can you use it for both 🤔or is that cheating ... 6d
squirrelbrain No that‘s not cheating @cathythoughts - lots of people do that. I‘ve already started picking out some books for next year and some of them double up...it‘s the best way! 6d
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain ok good to know .... my poor brain will be addled 🥴😆 6d
batsy #readingeurope sounds good and #booked2020 too... I'm contemplating 🤩 6d
Cathythoughts @batsy oh brilliant Suba !! I hope you do these too .... 👍🏻❤️ 6d
BarbaraBB We just posted the announcement. So happy we‘re going to read Europe together next year! I hope you‘ll join too @batsy 🙏 6d
erzascarletbookgasm I am tempted #readingeurope but am afraid I might be signing up for too many challenges 🤔 6d
Cathythoughts @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @BarbaraBB I just dived in 👍🏻signed up & all. 🥳 6d
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 so exciting Cathy! I took a peep at the sign up form. Most likely I won‘t join because I would have difficulty accessing books for some countries. 😔 6d
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m aiming to complete #Booked2020 ... I‘m aiming to do my best with the #readingeurope ..... I can help you Jessie , if you want to do it, I could send you books ... I‘d be delighted to ! 6d
Crazeedi How do you keep things organized if your signed up for different challenges? I just seem to get confused and then give up. Ims doing #booked2020 (I think I signed up for it?) Oh my how to keep track!!!! 6d
Cathythoughts @Crazeedi I‘m doing #booked2020 👍🏻 & I‘m going to make an attempt at #readingeurope 🤞🏻. And that‘s it ... and I know I‘ll get confused 🤷🏼‍♀️ but I‘ll give it a go 6d
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s so sweet of you Cathy, but that‘s too much! I can‘t have you do that, the postage costs will kill you! 😅But thank you, my friend. 😘 6d
erzascarletbookgasm How are you planning to read books from all over Europe @batsy if you‘re doing the challenge at all? 6d
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm I'll see if I can get them in print or Kindle, Jessie. I'm counting on having a few on my shelf from a previous #litsypassport challenge that never got off the ground. And if I can't access certain books, I'll just skip those countries. I'm planning a laid back challenge 😘 6d
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm If you're doing the challenge and I have a book that you want to read, I can send it to you too, we can work out a schedule 🙂 6d
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy That‘s a good idea, taking it as a laid back challenge. 👍❤️Hope you find some books from your previous challenge! 6d
Cathythoughts @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm yes! ExActly , a laid back challenge! I have no problem sending on a few books if ye need them 👍🏻❤️ 6d
batsy Thank you for offering Cathy, that's very kind of you ❤️❤️ I'm already doing "research" to see what books to use ... the best part ? 6d
Cathythoughts @batsy 👍🏻❤️❤️ 6d
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy Cathy thanks. I‘ll do some research too this weekend, will see if I have more books on Europe than I think I have. 👍 5d
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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#MOvember #HumanNature I read this recently, so good ! This is my favorite cover of the book. Humans & trees 🌲 Humans & Nature ❤️💔

erzascarletbookgasm 👏 good interpretation! 1w
Balibee146 Stacked... This looks so good 1w
Cinfhen Nicely played!!! #TreeWhisperer 1w
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Caroline2 I need to move this up my tbr pile; it‘s been on my shelf for a year now!!! 🤦‍♀️ 1w
Cathythoughts @Balibee146 it is good 👍🏻❤️ 6d
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks 👍🏻❤️ 6d
Cathythoughts @Caroline2 look forward to your thoughts whenever you get there 👍🏻❤️ 6d
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#MOvember #LikeAPrayer I can‘t remember what this book is about even ... need to reread. But our girl on the cover is dressed for ceremony & prayer ✨

Cinfhen I don‘t recall this book either but the cover certainly fits the prompt 🙏🏻 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Great find for the prompt! 1w
batsy Nice! I see I have this book stacked... 😁 1w
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 👍🏻❤️ 1w
Blaire I read this one earlier this year...a whole town knows the protagonist is going to be murdered and looks at the choices of various people about whether to intervene. 1w
Cinfhen Sounds good @Blaire did you like it??? 1w
Cathythoughts @Blaire yes! Little bits coming back to me now .... still a reread is in order for me ❤️👍🏻 1w
Blaire @Cinfhen I liked it but not my favorite of his...it‘s a novella and doesn‘t have the same magical realism feel. It is intense and I felt invested in the townspeople and the decisions they were making, but it‘s stylistically distinct from 100 years of solitude and love in the time of cholera. 1w
Cinfhen Hmmmm, maybe not for me @Blaire hope you are feeling all better now!!!! 1w
Blaire @Cinfhen I am! Everything seems to have healed well. I get the sutures out next week. 1w
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The Dressmaker | Rosalie Ham
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Hi Kay !! It‘s here , The Dressmaker ! Thankyou so much , I did love the movie & really want to read the book. I love fashion , and in another lifetime would love to design & make clothes👍🏻❤️ I really appreciate your kindness X X Cathy.

Cinfhen Ahhhh, the new book that caught your eye💜 1w
kaysworld1 No problems I hope you enjoy it xx 1w
Cathythoughts @cinfhen 👍🏻❤️😉 1w
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Cathythoughts @kaysworld1 thanks! I will XXX 1w
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 1w
Cathythoughts @TrishB yes! So nice 👍🏻❤️ 1w
LeahBergen So nice! 💕 1w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Akin | Emma Donoghue
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#MOvember I havnt read yet , but I believe the character Noah is about to embark on his first trip back to Nice sinse he was a child ... but, the #future has other plans for him. Such is life .... I‘m looking forward to reading Akin. It will be my first by this author

Cinfhen #CoverCrush I ALMOST bought this book yesterday but was waiting for more reviews ~ please keep me posted 1w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I will. I was going to start it next ... but another book has turned my head 😁🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
Tamra I started the audio and bailed. I don‘t know what it was, but I couldn‘t focus. But I will try again another time because I do love Emma‘s writing! 1w
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Black Diamond Fall | Joseph Olshan
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#MOvember I am so ready for a change of genre, & mystery/ thriller ( with snow 💙) is just what I‘m looking for ... so I‘m hoping this new to me author-Joseph Olshan- will be my #beautifulstranger whose book , Black Diamond Fall, I will love ! It‘s off to a great start 🤞🏻! Thanks @ReadingEnvy for this recommendation

Cinfhen Ohhhhh, sounds really good!!! I‘m looking for a new thriller that captivates. This might be the one. Thanks for posting & sharing 1w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen yes, I think it sounds good. Just made a quick start , & looking forward to getting some time with it tonight. (edited) 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Blurb sounds good! Look forward to your review. 👍 1w
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm 👍🏻❤️❤️ 1w
batsy After I saw @ReadingEnvy compare it to The Secret History I got excited too 😁 Added to the list! 1w
Cathythoughts @batsy exactly my thinking. 👍🏻❤️ 1w
youneverarrived What a beautiful cover 💙 1w
ReadingEnvy Woohoo! Looking at the author's precious work he seems to have similar themes but maybe this is the cohesive version... 1w
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Mehso-so

I thought the story was excellent... but something about the writing of it left me feeling cold. #unpopularopinion. Maybe I need to try another by Sarah Moss...

TrishB I sort of interpreted the coldness with the storyline. 1w
Libby1 I adored this one! 1w
Cathythoughts @TrishB yes ! For sure it‘s a cold one. Yet I‘ve read cold ones & wasn‘t left ONLY with a cold feeling. There was something missing for me , hard to explain in text ... 1w
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Cathythoughts @Libby1 I think most everyone loved it 👍🏻❤️ 1w
erzascarletbookgasm I really liked this, even though I felt the ending a bit rush?🤷‍♀️ 1w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes maybe that‘s part of it .... it was over too fast 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
Moray_Reads I love Sarah Moss and while I liked this a lot it's not her best. I recommend Bodies of Light, The Tidal Zone and Night Waking 1w
Cathythoughts @Moray_Reads thanks! I must have a look. I think I have Bodies of Light ( maybe a sample) on my kindle 👍🏻❤️ 1w
Tamra I have this queued up in audio. 🤞🏾 I did notice in other posts what a slim novel it looks to be. Maybe too slim and not enough devo? 1w
Moray_Reads @Cathythoughts It is excellent. Signs for Lost Children is a direct sequel and Night Waking also links in. It was written before Bodies but I read it after and it works just as well that way round 1w
BarbaraBB I felt the same but I often feel this way about Sarah Moss. 1w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB it‘s my first of hers .... I won‘t be rushing to read another. 1w
Centique I bailed on this. I loved the first chapter but the father daughter vibe from then on was creeping me out. I know it‘s supposed to - I just couldn‘t do it. 😬 1w
Cathythoughts @Centique yes I agree , the father /daughter / mother vibe was awful 6d
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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“ Something in the air‘s scent commands the woman: Close your eyes & think of willow. The weeping you see will be wrong. Picture an acacia thorn. Nothing in your thought will be sharp enough. What hovers right above you? What floats over your head right now- now? Trees even farther away join in
The pine she leans against says : Listen. There‘s something you need to hear. “
5⭐️

I love walking with my dogs in the woods even more now 👍🏻❤️

TrishB Lovely ❤️👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks! 👍🏻❤️ 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Wow 5 stars for this tome! Nice review! 2w
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batsy Wow... Lovely quote 💫 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks! I really enjoyed it ! Definitely a prize winning book ! 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks.. I‘m walking my dogs in the woods & the trees are making me cry ... precious 2w
Kalalalatja Such a great book! 2w
Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja Isn‘t it ❤️ 2w
BarbaraBB You finished it! Great review. 💙 2w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks! I really enjoyed it 1w
Balibee146 Wow..... This just moved right up the top of my purchase list ❤️ 1w
readordierachel Love this review ❤ 5d
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#WeeklyForecast I need to finish Overstory... and I‘m leaning towards AKIN next , but I‘m interested to read Girl, Woman, Other too. Also Ghost Wall is way overdue at the library 📚📚📚📚📚🤔

squirrelbrain I have Overstory on my TBRshelf. Loved Girl, Woman, Other! 2w
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain oh that‘s good to hear about Girl , Woman , Other .... I have a resistance to it 🤷🏼‍♀️ but I want to read it 2w
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Cinfhen Ghost wall is so slim next to the other 3 books!!!! 2w
youneverarrived I have Girl, Woman, Other to read too. Ghost Wall is small but packs a punch, I loved it 🖤 2w
erzascarletbookgasm What a great stack. I‘ve only read Ghost Wall, loved it. 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @youneverarrived @erzascarletbookgasm Ghost Wall is next then 👍🏻❤️ 2w
batsy Ghost Wall 💜 Hope it's a good one for you, too! 2w
Tamra Overstory is a chunkster! I‘m going to go with Kjndle in that one. 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks!! 🤞🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I‘ll be dying to hear your thoughts whenever you get there X 2w
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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#MOvember #GhostTown That‘s my copy of Ghost Wall on the right from the library ... still not read .... way overdue 😬😳... I may not make a good library member

Cinfhen I bought this one recently as it was a US #KindleDailyDeal / not sure when I‘ll get to reading it though 2w
eraderneely I really enjoyed it. And it‘s short, so maybe you‘ll get to it? 2w
erzascarletbookgasm That is a great edition. It‘s fairly short, hopefully you‘ll read it soon. 💕 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @eraderneely @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m going to try it as soon as I finish Overstory 👍🏻❤️ 2w
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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#BookReport Still reading & still in love with The Overstory.... hopefully finish this week. A pure pleasure to read 👍🏻❤️

Cinfhen Oh, I‘m so glad you‘re still feeling Overstory 💚 2w
arubabookwoman My favorite read last year. 2w
TrishB Sounds lovely ❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @arubabookwoman @TrishB just about to settle down to it for Sunday afternoon 👍🏻❤️ 2w
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The Old Man and the Sea | Ernest Ernest Hemingway
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#MOvember #LaIslaBonita this is as close as I can get ... every beautiful island is surrounded by the sea 💙

Cinfhen Lovely cover - great pick 💚 2w
DGRachel I love that cover! 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @DGRachel thanks! It‘s a lovely cover 👍🏻❤️ 2w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Our scores went from 8 to 4.5 .... a great discussion... It is Margaret Atwood after all .. she raises up the most important issues 👍🏻❤️

merelybookish Looks like great fun! 2w
readordierachel Clearly a fun group 💕 2w
batsy Great pic! Love the range of the ratings, must have been a cool discussion. 2w
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Tamra Oh how awesome!!! I wish I could have joined. 2w
BarbaraBB Great picture!! 2w
UwannaPublishme 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
youneverarrived This is fab!! 2w
Reggie Lol, I love this picture soooooo much!!! 2w
Cathythoughts @merelybookish @readordierachel It was a Bookclub to remember 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy yes! Really good discussion 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I wish you could have too 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Reggie thanks! It‘s a good pic I think so too 👍🏻❤️ 2w
TrishB Brilliant ❤️ love it 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks Trish ! A great night we had ! 2w
andrew61 That looks like a great night ☺ 2w
Cathythoughts @andrew61 thanks! It was a good night alright 👍🏻 2w
rohit-sawant Love this! 2w
Alora How neat! Love this! 😍❤️ 4d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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The Testaments Bookclub! My favorites are of @Wineandbooks adjusting her bonnet. Under the eye ... a great night ! Great discussion & fun. 👍🏻❤️

juls29 Equally creepy though too! Gilead scares me! 2w
Cathythoughts @juls29 yes it scares me very much too ! We had a good Bookclub .... 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Praise be. 2w
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sprainedbrain Very cool! 2w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraTheBibliophage yes! Praise be 😆👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @sprainedbrain thanks! It was 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra 👍🏻😆 2w
TrishB Great pics 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks 👍🏻❤️ 2w
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#MOvember #ExpressYourself I can‘t remember if I read Murder on the Orient #Express 🤔 ( such a great title ) But I saw the most recent movie with Kenneth Branagh & really enjoyed it. This book was also referred to in Tana Frenchs Wych Elm ... which was fun ...

merelybookish Fun interpretation of express! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm The movie was entertaining! 👍 2w
batsy The book is a great read 💜 2w
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AnansiGirl Love your outside the box thinking with the hashtag! 😀 2w
Cathythoughts @merelybookish 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes! I really enjoyed it 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy I might get to it someday 😬so many books 📚📚📚📚😁 2w
Cathythoughts @AnansiGirl thanks 👍🏻😁 2w
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Overstory | Richard Powers
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OVERSTORY ❤️ She takes his shaking hand in the dark. It feels good, like a root must feel, when it finds, after centuries, another root to pleach to underground. There are a hundred thousand species of love, separately invented, each more ingenious than the last, and every one of them keeps making things.

This book is blowing me away. ❤️💔
( Pic of a tree on our dog walk)

Emilymdxn So glad you‘re enjoying this one! It‘s probably one of my favourite books ever it‘s so incredible 2w
Cathythoughts @Emilymdxn I‘m loving it ... I‘m about 190 pages in & I‘m interested to see how it goes from here as a lot of reviews say it changes at this point & becomes a more difficult read .... 🤞🏻 2w
batsy Beautiful quote 💕 2w
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Cathythoughts @batsy have you read this one Suba ? There are quotes like this on every page ❤️ 2w
batsy I haven't yet, Cathy! But I definitely want to 2w
Reggie There‘s videos on YouTube of him reading parts of this book and when I watched some my spirit got lighter and my blood pressure went down a couple points. Beautiful quote! 2w
Cathythoughts @Reggie I must have a listen ...that is so interesting , I had a similar experience last night - as I‘ve been a bit stressed the last week .... but as I settled into this book last night I found my heart beat slowing & I found some peace. Powerful stuff Reggie 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy 👍❤️ 2w
Leftcoastzen I was extremely moved by this book. 2w
Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen yes! Me too ❤️✨👍🏻 2w
Tamra I covet this book every time I see a post! I wish audio was available so I could get to it sooner. (edited) 2w
Tamra @Reggie I need to check it out! 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra I was thinking of you & was going to tag you about it 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Tamra @Cathythoughts 🤗 I will get to it over the break. It might have to be a Mrs. Claus present to myself. 😄 2w
youneverarrived Ah that is lovely 💚💚 2w
readordierachel How beautiful. Must read this 💕 2w
TrishB First review that‘s made me want to read it! 2w
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Hamlet | William Shakespeare
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#MOvember #Iconic lots of Icons here. Shakespeare & Hamlet & Kenneth & Kate & Dramatic Theatre & & &

Cathythoughts @CarolynM Kenneth ❤️forever ❤️ 2w
Cinfhen Iconic, indeed ! 2w
CarolynM I haven't seen this film, but I saw Ken's Hamlet at the RSC in Stratford in 1993. They did the complete text - it was a late night! 2w
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Cathythoughts @CarolynM That must have been amazing. Stratford ! I saw Romeo & Juliet there & on another occasion Cariolanus.... I‘d love to get there again ... 2w
Cathythoughts @Carolynm I went there twice with my class in secondary school ... Sometime in the 1970‘s (edited) 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I love him in Hamlet 👍 2w
batsy Love this pick 💜 2w
Blaire Yep. Branagh! 💕 2w
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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#MOvember #Crave Craving crayfish anyone 🙃( is this a crayfish🤔) ... I saw his new book The Ditch in the bookshop. I wonder if it‘s any good ..
We read The Dinner for Bookclub a few years back 👍. I never did finish The Swimming Pool book , must go back to it.

Cinfhen Ha!! I liked Swimming Pool more than The Dinner. I think Koch is a very polarizing author 2w
merelybookish Pretty sure that's a lobster. Which is yum! 😀 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen yes I think he is too. I would like to finish the Swimming Pool one 2w
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Cathythoughts @merelybookish I‘ve never had a lobster 🤷🏼‍♀️ & my Mother loved them. I need to put this on my bucket list 😁 2w
Cinfhen Ha @merelybookish it is a lobster 🦞 emoji agrees 2w
merelybookish @Cathythoughts You do! I grew up where lobsters are fished! I love a good lobster roll! 😋 2w
erzascarletbookgasm It‘s a lobster! I love them steamed! Haven‘t tried a crayfish though. @Cinfhen I like the Swimming Pool more than this book too. I have The Ditch stacked. 2w
Cinfhen The Ditch sounds good!!! I wonder what @BarbaraBB thinks?!?? 2w
batsy @Cathythoughts @merelybookish I've tried it like maybe once and it was divine 🦞 I've always wanted to try a lobster roll, that's going on my bucket list 😁 2w
BarbaraBB I did like The Dinner but afterwards all books by Koch did seem a bit the same to me. All these unlikable characters. I haven‘t read The Ditch though. It‘s supposed to be one of his better ones - according to Dutch press. (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I think I‘ll stack the Ditch 👍 2w
ljuliel The Swimming Pool was maybe the oddest book “ sensation” I‘ve had. I highly disliked the main character and felt, the whole book, like a grey cloud was hanging overhead and something really bad was gonna happen. Yet, I kept reading because I needed to find out what happened. I guess you‘d call that good writing, if you can keep the reader turning pages to see how it ends. I‘ve been meaning to try The Dinner. 2w
Cathythoughts @ljuliel yes! I think he‘s a good writer. I must try the new one 2w
ljuliel I‘ll have to hunt it up and try it. Thank you @Cathythoughts 2w
ChasingOm I didn‘t realize he had a new one! I‘ll stack that too. Did anyone read 2w
Cathythoughts @ChasingOm @ljuliel I did read Dear Mr. M & I couldn‘t put it down 👍👍.... I‘m remembering now 2w
TorieStorieS Dear Mr. M is my favorite of his- I liked it more than The Dinner and more than The Ditch! 2w
Cathythoughts @TorieStorieS interesting ! I‘ve yet to read The Ditch. I‘ll keep you posted 😁 2w
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Set in Hollywood 1923. 🤔hmmmm a possibility for #booked2020. Just listening to the author being interviewed about this crime book on our Arts Show .. Arena.
Definitely will investigate this one for the #setinHollywood prompt ..... and the research has begun 🤸‍♀️... not on Litsy list yet , will be published next month !

4thhouseontheleft That sounds like a good choice, thanks for sharing! 2w
Cathythoughts @4thhouseontheleft Well , I don‘t know yet , but the author sounds lovely & it was exciting that it‘s set in Hollywood & the prompt ..... 🤞🏻🤞🏻I‘ll definitely give it a try 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a fit! 2w
Cinfhen Ohhhhh!! Exciting possibility 🙌🏻 2w
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All My Puny Sorrows | Miriam Toews
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#MOvember #sorry All My Puny Sorrows ! The story of two sisters Elf & Yoli. At a critical time in their lives .. deep & humorous. I read this for #booked2019 last winter & it was a Litsy gift. It‘s a book that has stayed with me , rich with beautiful images , the glass piano. I will read more by this author ❤️

JennyM I need to get to this one 2w
Cinfhen I HIGHLY recommend 2w
Lindy This is my favourite by Toews. ❤️💔❤️ 2w
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Cathythoughts @JennyM it‘s very good ❤️ 2w
Cathythoughts Sounds good too Cindy 👍❤️stacking (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts @Lindy It‘s the only one I‘ve read ! So good ❤️💔 2w
Lindy AMPS is right up at the top of my all time favourites, along with 2w
Cathythoughts @Lindy thanks! I appreciate this recommendation! Stacked 👍❤️ 2w
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#MOvember #GirlGoneWild from the collection Madame Zero! Mrs Fox, my favorite short story❤️ 🦊

“At his feet she sits with her tail rearing. Exceptional, winged ears. Eyes like the spectrum of her blended fur..... he lifts her..... “

Cinfhen This cover is spectacular 🤩 2w
Cinfhen Did u get my tag??? The #Booked2020 prompts are out 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Oh thanks !!! I‘m heading over to your page now & im excited 🤸‍♀️ (edited) 2w
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TrishB I definitely need to read this short story as I know you love it so much! 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB it‘s good. Whenever you get there I‘ll tell you why I love it ❤️ 2w
TrishB @Cathythoughts deal 👍🏻 2w
jenniferw88 ...and now I go #teamvixen crazy! 🤣🤣🤣 first thought was Jenny Ryan but going to try to avoid her! 2w
batsy Love that quote! Nice pick 🦊 2w
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 ..., good luck 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks!! ❤️👍 2w
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Firelight Friends #10 | Sue Bentley
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Home from hols & fire lighting ... and two lovely cards in the postbox ...both great gifts , both a little bit illegible 🤔 ( women after my own heart ) but after a few tries I got your writing groove ..... Thankyou XX really appreciate ye sending these

TrishB 😂😂 I wrote them very quickly before going away and asked hubby to post! I‘ve not got the neatest writing! 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB your writing is great ! I love it .... & thankyou X 3w
squirrelbrain 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain 😂... a case of - the pot calling the kettle black 🙃 3w
jhod 😂 Might have had a glass of 🍷 !! 3w
Cathythoughts @jhod I think I might have a glass myself later on ... seas the day ❤️😉 🍷🥂 2w
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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#WeeklyForecast
Plan A : The Overstory, I‘ve started & it‘s very good & it‘s long .. it will take me at least the week ... if I get into it.
Also , look over The Testaments for Friday night Bookclub - when we will be dressing up as Handmaids ( or whichever character we want ) 👍❤️excited !

Plan B : I‘m not sure 🤔

JennyM I‘m already looking forward to pics of your bookclub 😊👏🏼 3w
Cathythoughts @JennyM thanks! I know , it should be fun 😁 3w
RachelO Hope you enjoy The Overstory - I started it but was scuppered by library due dates - it‘s one I want to get back to some day. 3w
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Cinfhen That is soooooo fun!!!! You better post a picture of your bookclub 🥰😘 3w
Cinfhen I‘ll be curious to see how you do with 3w
TrishB The book club sounds fab! 3w
Cathythoughts @RachelO thanks! It‘s off to a great start .... I hope I can do it , as I hear it gets a bit tougher to concentrate as the story goes on 🤞🏻 really beautiful writing 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @TrishB thanks! Looking forward to Bookclub, I‘ll take pics 👍❤️ I‘ve got my Handmaids dress & bonnet ready 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Overstory is really good so far 🤞🏻 3w
Cinfhen I LOVED the first part of Overstory but it slowly started to become a chore by mid way. I do think the scientific info about trees was brilliant. That will definitely stay with me 3w
Tanisha_A Eee, looking forward to seeing pictures from bookclub night! 3w
erzascarletbookgasm This Friday sounds fun! Can‘t wait to see pics! 3w
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A thanks! Should be good 👍❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie. We are excited 👍❤️ 3w
readordierachel Book club sounds like it'll be a great time! Looking forward to the full report 😊 3w
Cathythoughts @readordierachel thanks! Should be interesting ! We are an opinionated group 😁 2w
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The Last Woman in the Forest | Diane Les Becquets
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#MOvember #RescueMe I read this one during the year & really liked it. Marian Engtstom is working scientifically in the wild , learning to train #rescue dogs. This is a thriller with a serial killer & it is set in nature - forests, mountains, ( snow ❄️ ) & there are dogs ... everything I love. A great read.

Cinfhen You do like those creepy thrillers!!! I‘m not too much of a fan... I‘m a big scaredy 🙀 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen you did go to see the movie IT 🤡!!! But , yes , I hear you , & yes I do love thrillers ( well - written ones ) 3w
Cinfhen I saw IT and I needed therapy by the time it was over 😳😱 3w
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I agree , it was fairly full on ! I won‘t go to see the sequel... enough is enough. 3w
TrishB The sequel is nowhere near as scary - there is only one slightly disturbing bit really. More like 80s comedy horror. 3w
batsy Great description! I added it to the TBR after your review :) 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks Suba ❤️👍 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB oh that‘s good to know. The first one was a bit scary though 😳 3w
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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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I really liked the character of Sandoz, the priest. And the story , the haunting music from space ... some brilliant details & ideas. I was interested in the part set in 2059 after the the mission. I liked the story , but I wasn‘t as taken with the writing #unpopularopinion
I‘ve read almost half & it‘s not holding me.

TrishB Not read this, just never caught my interest as yet. 3w
Cinfhen This was a hard read but I‘m so glad I did stick with it....it was really insightful and full of interesting stories. I‘m sure because it was a BuddyRead it kept me more focused 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘ve been wanting to give it a go for awhile... so , I‘m glad I did. Moving on now though ... 3w
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen It‘s a good story ... her writing just didn‘t work for me. I did really like some bits though & I‘m glad I read half of it. 3w
CarolynM I HATED it. I agree about the writing - so clunky - but I didn't like the story either (a lot of it just didn't make sense) and I thought her attempts at humour were cringeworthy. The thing I hated most was the explanation for how Sandoz wound up where he was at the beginning. 3w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I thought the story had potential , I liked the idea of it. ... I liked Sandoz , but the other characters drove me a bit mad ! Anne 🙈 ! ... I agree about her attempts at humour ... & the accents & movie quotes .. just fell flat for me ( yes , cringeworthy). And so predictable in places .. the scene at the piano with Sandoz & Sofia Mendes 🙈. At least I know what I‘m not missing now (edited) 3w
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The Wych Elm | Tana French
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#BookReport I‘m happy to say I finished Wych Elm ! 5⭐️.! Tana Frenchs best book yet ! Crime / psychological thriller &fine literary fiction. John Boyne calls it ‘A Masterpiece‘ - I agree.
I did start The Sparrow last night , only barely begun , I really want to love it 🤞🏻
The poor Overstory didn‘t even get a glance - yet.
I‘m happy with my weeks reading. ❤️

TrishB Great summary 👍🏻 3w
Lindy I picked up Overstory at the library yesterday. Haven‘t looked inside yet either. 3w
Hufflepuffle I have just started reading The Wych Elm! Im glad to see you gave it 5 stars, I can‘t wait to read more! 3w
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BarbaraBB Great report. 3w
Freespirit I liked the Overstory...an important read I think! 3w
Cathythoughts @Hufflepuffle I really liked it ! I hope you enjoy too 3w
Cathythoughts @Lindy 👍❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @Freespirit oh good 👍❤️ 3w
merelybookish You've made me want to read Tana French! 3w
Cinfhen I wasn‘t a fan of my first Tana French but after that blurb I think I might want to try The Witch Elm. Thanks for checking in!!! 3w
Cathythoughts @merelybookish @Cinfhen I liked her first one .. but she can go on & on & on sometimes ( I still love her though) but I would recommend The Wych Elm ... Id love to know what ye think if ye go there ... 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! A five-star! Can‘t wait to get to mine. A very good week! 👍 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m looking forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there ..... 👍❤️ 3w
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#MOvember #music Husband has lots of music books ... this one was gifted to him at the recent storytelling festival in The Glens of Antrim .. he‘s very excited as it‘s edited &
with critical notes by Robert Graves ❤️

Tanisha_A The cover is a beauty! 3w
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A I agree 👍❤️ 3w
batsy That looks lovely! And I'm intrigued, having just read a book based on a Scottish ballad. 3w
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TrishB Lovely ❤️ 3w
Lindy Is Eppie Morrie included? That‘s my favourite Scottish ballad. 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy that‘s a coincidence ❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @Lindy no , that one isn‘t in it. I‘ve heard of Eppie Morrie, but I don‘t know it ... must listen out for it ❤️ 3w
Lindy @Cathythoughts I haven‘t heard it in ages so I just went looking online and found it! Alix Dobkin singing “There‘s no a man in all Strathdon shall wedded be with me” (I have the vinyl stored away in my garage) https://youtu.be/NyxhtegYRrA 3w
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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#MOvember I reread this for #booked2019 after many many years & I‘m so glad I did as I #cherish this little man so much ✨

Cinfhen Awwww, lovely photo 3w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve only read this as an adult (this year!). Gorgeous new profile pic btw 💕 3w
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes, they say it‘s good to read as a child , a pre-teen , a teen , a young adult etc etc etc !!! Thanks - that‘s the Wych Elm book in my new pic ... hoping to finish today 🤞🏻 3w
batsy Yes 💕 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy all the love for that little Prince 💕 3w
Tanisha_A This book! 🎈❤️ And i spy the Wilde book, i have the same copy! 🙋‍♀️ 3w
BookNAround I love this. I have it in English and in French from when I was in school. 3w
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A yes ❤️. And Wilde‘s children‘s stories ❤️💔💔 3w
Cathythoughts @BookNAround it‘s so beautiful 😍 3w
Joyfulmimi Indeed! Love this book! 3w
Cathythoughts @Joyfulmimi yes!!! ❤️ 3w
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Wednesday's Child | Rhea Ct Robbins
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Halloween Pic at our hotel in Killarney - we are away for a few days , real old fashioned hotel ❤️
Passionate about Family, & Walks in nature & this time of year autumn/ winter
Lots of gratitude for Litsy friends ❤️❤️❤️

Happy Wednesday Sherri &
All you lovely book people ❤️📚

wanderinglynn That‘s lovely! Enjoy your stay. 🧡 3w
Leftcoastzen Wow, how lovely! 3w
Cathythoughts @wanderinglynn thanks! It‘s lovely here 😍 3w
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Cinfhen Lovely 🧡enjoy 3w
youneverarrived How lovely 🧡 my favourite time of year. Enjoy your time away. 3w
Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen thanks! It really is ! 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks Cindy X 3w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived thanks! It‘s a lovely time of year 👍❤️ 3w
AmyG How beautiful! 3w
Cathythoughts @AmyG 👍❤️ 3w
tpixie Beautiful!!! Have a wonderful fun filled trip!!!! 3w
Eggs Gorgeous display-how fun 🎃 3w
Cathythoughts @tpixie thanks! 👍❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @Eggs thanks 😊 👍 3w
Tamra Ohhhh, so luxurious! Enjoy! 3w
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 3w
batsy It looks beautiful! Have a wonderful time, Cathy 🧡 3w
erzascarletbookgasm These old fashioned hotels are comforting and have their appeal. Enjoy! 💕 3w
BarbaraBB It looks wonderful! Have a great time! 💕 3w
Tanisha_A Wow! Have a great time! ❤️ 3w
Suet624 So, so beautiful. Enjoy! 3w
Cathythoughts @Tamra thanks 👍❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy thankyou Suba 👍❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks! They do remind me of bygone days ❤️❤️👍 3w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB @Tanisha_A @Suet624 thanks guys ❤️ (edited) 3w
CarolynM That looks lovely. Enjoy your trip😘 3w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM thanks 😘 3w
monalyisha Love nature walks! 3w
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The Wych Elm | Tana French
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#WeeklyForecast @Cinfhen What a great idea. I‘m a day late as I‘ve only seen this ... I hope to finish Wych Elm this week 🤞🏻& begin The Sparrow ( maybe have a look at OverStory) .... #BookReport on Saturday. We are going on a small break , so I hope to read at my leisure♥️
Nice one Cindy 👏🏻👏🏻💕

Cinfhen I read and loved the Sparrow/ it took some time so stick with it!!! Read Overstory too, it was just too damn long but the writing and science about tress was amazing 3w
SomedayAlmost I have The Sparrow on my desk to read after I finish the mysteries I am trying to finish for Bouchercon Mystery/thriller con... (edited) 3w
Andrew65 @Cinfhen I agree with Cindy, The Sparrow is a a great story but dies take a bit of perseverance especially at the beginning. 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @Andrew65 thanks!! Good to know, I‘ll persevere at the beginning ... I‘m looking forward to trying it 🤞🏻 3w
Cathythoughts @SomedayAlmost oh great ! You may get there before me - I‘m a slow coach of a reader 👍🏻😁 3w
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The Wych Elm | Tana French
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He seemed like a decent man, underneath the drink. Well-read — occasionally he would ask if we had a book to spare, and I‘d find something to give him - he liked non-fiction, World War I stuff. He always seemed to me like someone who , if just one or two rolls of the dice had gone differently...

Loving this book 👍🏻♥️
“The Greeks believed there was a Wych Elm at the gates to the underworld “

youneverarrived Ohh this sounds good! 3w
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We had loads of birthday surprises for my granddaughter ( the big 6 ) . And there were 2 new toothbrushes on the table.
She said excitedly - let‘s play toothbrushes ??!
The toothbrushes ended up married 🤷🏻‍♀️she‘s a scream
Not book related .... but , here‘s to imagination ... the stuff of all books 📚💕💕💕💕💕

TrishB Lovely ❤️ and happy birthday to her 🎉🎉 🍰 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks Trish ! She‘s a ticket 4w
Tamra Bahaha, great sense of humor and imagination! 😆 Only the very young and oldish people like me appreciate the small stuff. 4w
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Cathythoughts @Tamra 😂I love it ! I was in stitches( privately ) at the whole performance... my daughter did all the tissue & cellotape work ... it was quite a serious production ! 😉🤣🙃 (edited) 4w
JennyM I love that age! Happy birthday to the gorgeous girl - 6 is a big one!!! 😘 4w
Cinfhen What a beautiful couple 😜and what an adorable little lady ~ sending BIG BIRTHDAY WISHES her way 🎁🎈🎂🍭🎀🎉 4w
Nute Happy Birthday to your beautiful granddaughter! It‘s great to be a child with a vivid imagination because anyplace can be setting, anything can be a toy and any time of day can be playtime! And even better is when you have a willing soul to play along. Way to go! 4w
CarolynM A very happy birthday to Miss 6🎂🎈🎉 4w
Louise Perhaps before long, you‘ll be hearing the pitter-patter of little bristles. . . 😂 4w
Slajaunie Love it! Happy Birthday to the Granddaughter! 💙🎉🎂🎁 4w
kspenmoll Love that is is imaginative, spontaneous- happy birthday to her!!! 3w
batsy Happy birthday to the precious one... Toothbrush marriage cracks me up 😂 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Tamra @JennyM @Cinfhen @Nute @CarolynM @Louise @Slajaunie @kspenmoll @batsy thanks for all your comments 👍🏻♥️.... shortly after this “ the happy couple” took a nose dive into a glass of water ... kids 😂😂🤣 3w
Cinfhen What a dramatic ending!!! 3w
Louise Que sera sera! 😆 3w
youneverarrived Aw I love this! Kids have such vivid imaginations 💕 3w
Joyfulmimi Grandbabies are the best 3w
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So if I want to get a present for a new reader , a friend of my daughter .. who likes a bit of horror . What would you SK fans recommend ..... I love SK , but have not read the real horror ones ... I‘m thinking horror ... not tooooo bad. For an adult ... ?? Thanks x And I‘d love to get them into reading ....
Tall Order ?! !!!

TrishB If they‘re not really a reader then I‘d go for Misery - not our right horror but a great thriller. Most of the out right horror are really big books!! 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB ok thanks! That‘s very helpful... I‘d love it if he really got into reading ... I‘ll go for that one ... sounds like a good bet 🤞🏻 4w
JillR @cathythoughts I‘ve only read his non-scary but my SK fan husband suggests The Shining... 4w
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BookwormAHN Try Carrie 👻 4w
CarolynM Not my genre at all. Good luck! 4w
sprainedbrain For horror but not toooooo bad, I would suggest the Mr. Mercedes series. 4w
Cathythoughts @JillR sounds good ... he may end up getting more than one book 😁📚 3w
Cathythoughts @BookwormAHN @sprainedbrain thanks for your suggestions guys 👍🏻👏🏻♥️ 3w
Reggie Salem‘s Lot because vampires. Nightmares and Dreamscapes because it‘s a twisted book of short stories and sometimes if they‘re not readers short stories can lure them in. And Full Dark No Stars because it is four novellas longer than a short story and shorter than one of his books and they‘re creepy. 3w
Cathythoughts @Reggie thanks Reggie , I appreciate this 👍🏻 these sounds really good 3w
rohit-sawant Was pretty much gonna say what Reggie said. Short stories are a great introduction to his works as well as novels like Salem's Lot or The Shining. Hope they have a blast reading him! 3w
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The Moon and Sixpence | William Somerset Maugham
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#Booked2019 Thankyou #publicdomain My last book in my first book challenge. A reread , a brilliant story. I remember now what I loved , it is the study of contradictions - of what it means to be human - that I learned so much from. Based on Gauguin & how art “ heightens the poignancy that all beauty has“ sensual & spiritual.I‘m blown away by this one. This challenge had me revisiting 2 books I might never have read again 💔 challenge done ✅ 💃🏾

Cathythoughts Loved this challenge!! So glad I completed it. 👍🏻. Next up ... #booked2020 (edited) 4w
Cinfhen Woohooo, Cathy 🙌🏻💕🎉🍾You took to this challenge like a 🐠 to 💦 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I loved it Cindy ! Thankyou all you #booked2019 ladies.... I hope it goes on forever 😘 4w
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BarbaraBB Well done!! I have still a few left! 4w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I loved it 👍🏻♥️ 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Well done Cathy! You must be among the first few who completed the challenge early! 👏🎉 I have one more prompt to go! There‘s going to be a #Booked2020 @Cinfhen ? Look forward to it! ❤️ 4w
Cinfhen Yes!!!!! @erzascarletbookgasm we can‘t wait to share our new prompts with you all!!!!! (edited) 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm yay 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾 4w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie !! I enjoyed so much & met new writers & old .... ♥️such a good challenge 4w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm look forward to hearing about your last book choice in the challenge 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Cathy, my last prompt is #Newin2019 So many options, I can‘t decide! 😆 4w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm ohhhhh ! That‘s a tough one ! So many choices ! A nice one to leave for for last ... I might do that next year ( if that‘s a prompt nxt year ...,) such a great community challenge 4w
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The Star Of The Sea | Joseph O'Connor
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Thankyou @Balibee146 for the tag 👍🏻♥️ #FriYaYintro
1. Tagged book ... page turner that got me back into reading. Also Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell... got me back into reading another time
2. I do ! If I‘m last one out of it ( which isn‘t very often ... but I go back & make it anyway 🙄
3. Hot is definitely better .... but I can do cold in a push
4. Size 6 in my country 🇮🇪
5. I tag all who havnt played yet & will comment 👍🏻👍🏻

Balibee146 👏👏👏👏 4w
TrishB Not read anything by the tagged author! 4w
Cathythoughts @Balibee146 👍🏻♥️ 4w
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Cathythoughts @TrishB tagged book is excellent 👍🏻♥️ 4w
TrishB Tagged 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB I see you‘ve tagged it ... don‘t want to spoil surprise , but it may well already be in your house somewhere 😉 4w
Centique Well Cathy I‘m joining you on the sidelines after last night‘s game. We‘ll have to give @LeeRHarry and the Welsh our support tonight! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 4w
LeeRHarry @Cathythoughts @Centique thanks for the support for Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿! I was sooo disappointed that the All Blacks lost 😔 I‘m going to be so nervous tonight ( and if Wales get through and then lose to England I don‘t think I‘ll be able to bear it!! 😳) 4w
Cathythoughts @LeeRHarry looking forward to the game ... we will be cheering ye on .... nearly time now 👍🏻♥️ 4w
LeeRHarry @Cathythoughts thanks - sooo nervous!!! 😳 4w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I really enjoyed this! I had seen the first Handmaids Tale series on tv , but didn‘t watch the second series as I found I couldn‘t go there again - too upsetting. So , I was reluctant to read this one - but it‘s for Bookclub. The content upsetting , and told with simplicity. I listened 🎧 👍🏻. Aunt Lydia was read by the same actress who was in the show ! Really good. Would recommend the audio.

Cathythoughts Also , I don‘t feel it deserved the Booker prize. But it is really good 👍🏻 4w
readordierachel Great review. Looking forward to this one. And I felt the same about the TV series; haven't gone back for the second or third seasons yet. 4w
Cathythoughts @readordierachel thanks! I‘m really glad to have read it 👍🏻♥️ 4w
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Aimeesue The audiobook was brilliant! I read it first, then listened because I forgot I was on the wait list for the audio at the library. 4w
Cathythoughts @Aimeesue yes! I didn‘t read , but it was a great listen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
marleed I watched the series, then read THT, then read and audio‘d The Testaments simultaneously- all within 3 months of each other. Now I have a library audio of Claire Danes reading THT and just think I need to go there for a complete experience! 4w
Cathythoughts So Claire Danes reads The Handmaids Tale ? That should be really good .... although I think I‘m ready to let it all go for now! She was great in Homeland ( I didn‘t see it all , but she was excellent in the ones I saw 4w
JennyM I‘m going to listen to this too. But I‘ve been so reluctant to read it. I‘ve got mixed feeling about a sequel. But I‘m going to give it a go. Hope you‘re well my friend xx 4w
Cathythoughts @JennyM thanks Jenny ! I‘m well. I hope you are keeping well too 👍🏻♥️. The audio is very good. I look forward to your thoughts X 4w
Talewaggingreads I love Margaret Atwood so I am reluctant to post anything negative, but I just cannot recommend this book. 😥Aunt Lydia was a bright spot in this otherwise not so good book. The language of the juvenile characters was reminiscent of the Twilight series of which I am not a fan. So, there is that. The ending was predictable as well. Just not for me. 3w
Cathythoughts @Talewaggingreads I listened on Audible to this one ( not sure how I would have fared reading it ) I hear what your saying... I did enjoy it , but it wasn‘t brilliant. My only real favorite Atwood is Blind Assassin - I‘m not a big fan of hers. 3w
Talewaggingreads @Cathythoughts have you read Atwoods's Alias Grace? 3w
Talewaggingreads @Cathythoughts I have not read Blind Assassin, but I will be stacking. 😊 3w
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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#wondrouswednesday

Not too sure ..around Springtime 2017 🤔
A Bookclub member
More times a million ... I was searching everywhere for books .... Litsy had/has the answers
Crime / literary fiction / ( reading The Wych Elm - Tana French - now ... a perfect combination )
@Cinfhen ♥️ always liked my posts , encouraged me & brought me in , showed me the ropes @TrishB @batsy & my first Litsy book gift & friend ♥️ @erzascarletbookgasm

Balibee146 great book tag choice for these prompts 💪💪
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Cathythoughts @Balibee146 thanks!! And what a great book ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Balibee146 @cathythoughts I have it as a so so....I remember exactly when I read it....snowed in between Xmas and New Year and wasn't enjoyable.....it may have been me / just not the right time....I think I will re read soon xx 1mo
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Cinfhen I feel like you were ALWAYS on Litsy, Cathy!! I can‘t remember a time without you 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks for your lovely comment !! I really appreciate all you have done .... here‘s to more bookish fun & contact 😘😘😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @Balibee146 I need to reread too ... I think it would be an interesting reread .... could go anyway 🤷🏻‍♀️for both of us 😉😆 1mo
TrishB What @Cinfhen said! Always been a book friend ♥️ 1mo
Balibee146 🎯🎲 1mo
Eggs Agree w @TrishB and @Cinfhen — it‘s not Litsy without @Cathythoughts ❤️❤️ 1mo
batsy I'm so glad to have "met" you on Litsy and for our bookish friendship ❤️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m happy and grateful to have known some wonderful Litten book friends! ❤️😘 1mo
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm I second that! 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @Eggs @Cinfhen @Balibee146 thanks all for your comments ... and to all book friends ... thanks ! Onwards & upwards we go 👍🏻♥️📚 1mo
LeahBergen I can‘t remember a time without you, either! 😘😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen thanks Leah 😘that‘s very kind X 1mo
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#Two4Tuesday
A few bits and pieces but I love other languages... I love the sound of them
2. Yes ,again , I would get the few essentials.I think people appreciate that you make the effort

Lovely questions Thankyou I see that Irish writers are translating famous works into Irish now ... it‘s an enigma to me & I really love it ... Bob Dylan has been translated & sung in Irish , Also Nick Drake ♥️ and Lorca sounds haunting @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Interesting on the Irish. I am glad to hear an effort is being made to not lose the language. 1mo
Cathythoughts @TheSpineView isn‘t it wonderful... I‘m amazed at it .. I hear the translators even questioning themselves... & then deciding just to serve it up & see what happens ♥️ 1mo
TheSpineView @Cathythoughts Totally! 💝 1mo
JazzFeathers Irish is such a lovely language. I'd lke to lesrn it one day. 1mo
Cathythoughts @JazzFeathers it‘s is lovely ... I don‘t speak it , only a few words ... my husband is a fluent speaker though ♥️ 1mo
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The Wych Elm | Tana French
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I started this one today .... so far , really good 👍🏻♥️

TrishB Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks!! It‘s my 5th Tana .... I‘ve never been disappointed & this one is a stand alone ( not part of the Dublin Murder Squad series .... ♥️ 1mo
TrishB I‘ve read three (to make sure!) but not a big fan! Though I know they‘re well loved ❤️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB she can go on a bit sometimes! But I love her anyway ♥️ 1mo
squirrelbrain Yay! Hopefully better than the last one! 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain thanks! I love Tana ... 🤞🏻♥️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm ❤️Hope you‘ll enjoy! My treasured copy is waiting for me, thanks 😘). I still need to read books 5 & 6, although this is a stand-alone (I‘m weird like that!) 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I need to read 5 & 6 too. .... really enjoying this one now , she is so good ♥️ 1mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I gave it 150 pages ... and I‘m bailing. Story line is ok , characters & writing .... not for me. Some of the images are cringe-worthy ... my mind was ‘spinning like a washing machine‘... 🤦🏻‍♀️
Definitely potential in the plot .. I almost kept going to see what happened next , but I couldn‘t.... 🤷🏻‍♀️

ljuliel You‘ve got more patience than me. If a book isn‘t catching my attention by the first few pages or chapters, I usually toss it and move on. Too many other books waiting for a turn. 🙂 1mo
TrishB I‘ll leave it on the pile for a while longer! 1mo
Cathythoughts @ljuliel I agree ! Too many books waiting .... the plot kept me in for awhile ... anyway , moving on now... 👍🏻♥️📚 1mo
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ljuliel I hope you find something really good for your next one. ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB it‘s not that bad ... maybe I‘m being too critical .. it‘s definitely not for me though 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @ljuliel thanks 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
squirrelbrain I thought this one was ‘OK‘ - that was all! 😁 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain yes! And you know, if I could read faster I might have plowed on to find out what happened ... 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Lindy Were you not even tempted to skip to the last chapter and read the end before you bailed? 1mo
Cathythoughts @Lindy ... I think I wanted to move on. I‘m reading Tana French, The Wych Elm , now.... happy out !! Thanks ♥️👍🏻 1mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts Hope this one grabs you. 🤞 1mo
LeahBergen Once I start eye-rolling at the writing... that‘s it for me! 😆 1mo
Balibee146 Oh that's horrible 🙄🙄😮🙃 def a bail 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @Balibee146 👍🏻😂🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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