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Karons1

Karons1

Joined November 2021

Book 📚Addict #alwaysreading ,hufflepuff & dog 🐶 mummy & suffering from serve Tsundoku
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Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
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Georgette Heyer's Regency World by Jennifer Kloester, Graeme Tavendale
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David Copperfield (Revised) by Charles Dickens
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So I‘m going into the Guinness book 📕of records for catching covid in 2 consecutive months,first on a plane ,then from a ship! So catching up on the bbc between the covers tv bookshow : jo brand recommended this,an eyewitness account of some of the fascinating moments in history. Such as Caesar invading Britain, dinner with Attila the Hun, human sacrifice with aztecs, the assassination of Lincoln, a mastectomy before anaesthesia etc fascinating !

Dragon Take care 💐 hope you feel better soon! 4d
Karons1 @Dragon thank you ☺️ thankfully 😅 2nd time around it‘s been alot easier x. X x 3d
Dragon Glad to hear that, take care 💚🐉 3d
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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I should be shocked 😯 to read the outlander books have been banned in schools / colleges in Florida, but then again with the awful 😣devastating news of the abortion ban & a woman‘s rights to her own uterus being taken away im not that surprised 😲 what craziness are the politicians & authoritarians imposing on the states 🤷‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

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Rachel's Holiday | Marian Keyes
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Im on a cruise 🚢 with my mum around west , south of France 🇫🇷 and northern Spain 🇪🇸 it‘s not really a relaxing 😎 holiday so Iv Hardly read anything ! But when I have Iv picked up Rachel‘s holiday and laughed out loud from my sunbed 😆
#holidayreading
#junereads

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One of the big jubilee reads ; if I hadn‘t have been so busy I could have easily finished in a day or two ; it‘s a wonderful modern classic of the wind rush generation first coming to a cold bleak post war London with rationing still in place. Funny and poignant it‘s a great read

batsy Great review! Love this book. 3w
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Rachel's Holiday | Marian Keyes
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Started this in the bath with a big mug of hot chocolate with the bfg! Hot chocolate in June what‘s going on ? British weather that‘s what ! Anyway loving this already it‘s like reading the Derry girls . Page 19 when mum knows Anna is a junkie and now suspects Rachel is “ I don‘t know what they do with all that bloody tinfoil , I really don‘t , Anna goes through it like wildfire “🤣🤣
#junereads
#preholidayreads
#rachelsholiday

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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What a marvel ! Why did I put off reading this for so long ! In essence it‘s just a story about two families becoming linked to each other through divorce but my goodness it‘s so much more than that ! Loved 🥰 it ! If I had to describe it to a non reader I‘d say is the book version of the wonderful bbc series the split . I enjoyed the Dutch house by patchett but it doesn‘t pack a punch 🤛 like this .

Graywacke Enjoyed your post. I thought this was quietly a terrific book. 1mo
Desha Such a cute puppy! I‘m a dog mom too and have two fur babies Star (cocker spaniel) and Sophie (Morkie). They add so much to my life (and my reading life)! ♥️🐶📚 4w
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I had a great reading 📖 month in may partly due to our sunny 😎 poolside holiday ; 9 books in total and started a 10th 🙌plus Nearly managed a bingo ! #maybingo lessons in chemistry 🧪 was my pick of the month & so far my favourite book 📖 of the year , adored it 🥰 also loved the girl with the lounding voice, the soulmate equation & the novella evidence of the affair
#mayreads
#lessonsinchemistry
#favouritebooks

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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My purchases from our north Norfolk jubilee weekend and 2nd Hand bookshop visits ; I finally managed to get a second hand copy of Dune which is my #doublespin #junebingo 😆 it‘s also a buddy read for me with @supanovashelley ☺️let‘s see if I adore it as much as the film 🎥

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I Love You, Bingo | Jacky Davis
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@TheAromaofBooks I‘m late posting my list as Wev been away & I promise Iv not cheated 😆I did switch book no 9 before the number came out ; so my June bingo books are the English patient & dune 😊
#junebookbingo
#bookspin
#doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Never too late to BookSpin!!! 1mo
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I Love You, Bingo | Jacky Davis
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Brazen head books of burnham market in north Norfolk such a gorgeous little market town 😌

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I Love You, Bingo | Jacky Davis
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I‘m late with my bingo list and card as Wev been in glorious north Norfolk , had to visit bookworms quaint second hand bookshop in Cromer & Brazen head books in lovely 🥰 burnham market ☺️
@TheAromaofBooks

thereadingpal Oh it looks lovely 1mo
mabell What a pretty, welcoming-looking shop! Is this it? 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Sounds like a lovely reason to be late!!! 1mo
Karons1 @mabell good morning yes 🙌 it is ☺️I picked up dune in there as it‘s been on my list forever & never seem to find it second hand ! And a Barbara pymm book 📖 who Iv never read but been told I must ! The fish and chips shop across the road is a naughty divine treat too 🐽🐽but sadly it‘s not dog 🐶 friendly ; also check out burnham markets two bookshops if your in the area it‘s my tradition to purchase from all when I‘m visiting 😆 1mo
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A great 😌 read to dip in and out of on a short break : reading 📖 in the cottage garden by the sea with my girl 🐶🥰

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Of course we listened to the talk and then had to visit the book 📚 shop 🏬 😆

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Wer in north Norfolk for the queens 👸🏼 jubilee weekend & have just caught lady glenconner in burnham market talking about the coronation 70years ago where she attended the queen , absolutely fascinating lady & a great 👍 read .

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Junebug | Cherie Doyen

@TheAromaofBooks I‘m late ⏰ posting my list il get on it 🫡 😆thanks so much for doing this it‘s great 😌 fun it‘s helping reduce my TBR pile and Iv tried 2 new authors ✍️ 👏🏻
#bookspinbingo #doublespin #junereads #junebookbingo 😊

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Never too late to #BookSpin - and the numbers don't post until tomorrow!!! 1mo
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Wow 🤩 this book is good 👍 why oh why haven‘t I read any Ann Patchett before she‘s a seriously good storyteller ! #maybookbingo #doublespin #annpatchett
And why do all my photos have my dogs 🐶 in 😆because they snuggle 🤗 with me when I‘m reading 📖

SteveWJones She owns the main independent bookstore here in Nashville! 3w
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Ooouuuu can‘t wait to read this one , published here on 9th June ; I adore the cazalet chronicles and haven‘t found much to rival them - this sounds like the one ☝️
#thewhalebonetheatre
#joannaquinn
#debutnovel
#cazaletchronicles

LeahBergen Well! I‘ll definitely be buying this one! 😮 1mo
Cathythoughts Stacking 😁 1mo
EvieBee I‘m currently reading this series and loving it, so thanks for the heads up. Just preordered it! ❤️ 1mo
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Next read on the bingo list & my first Ann patchett will I be a new fan ?
#bookbingo
#maybingo
#couldbeabingo 3 days left !

JamieArc Ann Patchett has a huge love for her dog, so even if you don‘t like her writing, you‘ll like that about her 😊 1mo
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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Not bad , not great an easy read , prefer TJR‘s later works as other reviewers have said very sliding doors

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Bailedbailed

I tried 😭

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I was expecting more action and more doors ! Struggled to read much on Friday & yesterday due to life getting in the way😆however this is still an 😶 Um read for me I‘m on the fence whether to bail and move on, il give it another 150pages , it is a well written debut but it‘s just too slow paced for me and I have others on my bingo TBR calling me 😂
#mayreads
#bookbingo

jimfields3 I think there should be a crystal ball that just answers, "Should I finish this book?” I ask this a fair amount myself. 1mo
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Saturday morning bliss - book 📖 coffee ☕️ sleepy 🥱 fur baby and husband grocery shopping 🛒 😂 really struggled with the beginning of this one ☝️ it‘s not been easy to get into when tired 😴 now on page 📄 81 it‘s starting to make sense to my little brain 🧠 😆 I had to keep turning back and re reading 📖 what was going on ; a tired 🥱 brain 🧠 needs an easy read !
#bookbingo
#maybingo
#itsabingo Nearly ! 4 days left 😬
@TheAromaofBooks 😊

mabell Great cover! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes it takes a while to get into a book!! This one is still on my TBR. 1mo
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On to my next book for a may bingo whoop 🙌 whoop 🙌
#bookbingo
#maybingo
#fullhouse by the end of the month - could be ! 😆 definitely helps to reduce my TBR pile ! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!!! 1mo
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The Soulmate Equation | Christina Lauren
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Super cute 🥰 read , nothing like the one book or tv 📺 show so much better ! If a good gentle escapist story of romance is your bag , then you‘ll love ❤️ this ! My #doublespin for may #bookbingo @TheAromaofBooks on to the next for a full bingo can I do it before end of the month 😆

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Waking up in uk to horrific news of the shooting at a primary school 19 babies and 2 teachers ; How can an 18year be allowed to walk into a store and purchase guns ! How can this be allowed to happen ! Surely it‘s time for a gun lobby now in the USA 🇺🇸 Enough is enough 56 senators won‘t vote on jt who refuse to do anything about it because their own desire for power is more important than the safety of citizens #heartbreaking those poorfamilies

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Why is it the women of Nigeria 🇳🇬 always suffer but never the men “ all too sad and true even now ; a story of a poor girl sold
into marriage and then to another awful fate in Lagos , I can never understand women treating other girls and women as awfully as misogynistic men. An out standing debut a sad theme but a very important one id like to see this book on the school syllabus. I particularly loved each chapter starting with a Nigerian fact

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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First day of being out and about after covid and where did I go ? The book 📚 shop of course 🙈😂 Iv wanted to read all 3 of these for yonks ; book lovers and secret life of church ladies only just out in the uk 🇬🇧
#justout
#tbr
#dontreallyneedanymorebooks
#tbrpileisgrowing

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Mollie always seems to photo bomb 💣 😂nearly finished this for my village bookclub read . Highly rated between the covers bbc book show pick last year ; slightly predictable and all too true & horrid but an amazing debut. I seem to be on a run of slightly depressing books about ladies/girls being abused/used by men I think my next pick needs to be light & fluffy
#mayreads
#bookbingo
#maybingo

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The Long View: Picador Classic | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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some of Conrad‘s personality traits are copied from him (in my opinion) apart from ejhs own father loved women and was a serial charmer . Where as Conrad Fleming treats all women and People in general as mere objects which bore him. This book is classed as her masterpiece but I personally prefer her later works odd girlout and of course the stunning cazaletchronicles however I‘m committed to reading all of her works and will try after julius next

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The Long View: Picador Classic | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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of the older generation. Now after reading her memoir slipstream I think mr & Mrs Fleming were based on her own parents, apart from Mrs Fleming being less Frigid as her real mother as the fling with Thompson in mariselle , France was some of the best writing. Ejh was abused by her own father and some of Conrad‘s personality traits are copied from him (in my opinion) apart from ejhs own father loved women and was a serial charmer . Where as

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The Long View: Picador Classic | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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debated whether to give this 3 or 4 stars ⭐️ because as ever EJH‘s writing is wonderful , but I decided on 3 because I just found it so depressing ! First published in 1956 it‘s a story of a break down of a marriage on reverse , it wasn‘t This I found depressing even though Conrad Fleming was a complete chauvinistic pig! It was the way older man so readily and easily prayed on young women and how young women weren‘t taken seriously by either sexes

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Spinning the Record | Robert Hyers
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@TheAromaofBooks
#maybingo #spin #doublespin I could be on my way to getting a bingo! Whoop whoop 🙌 one ☝️ line maybe 🤔 2 being stuck home with covid isn‘t nice but it‘s helped my reading 📖 every cloud has a silver lining !

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! Hope you feel better soon!!! 2mo
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The Long View: Picador Classic | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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Now onto my may bingo reads starting with the long view im a huge fan of Elizabeth Jane Howard so let‘s see…….
#maybingo
#spin #doublespin
#mayreads
#tbrlist
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Loved 🥰 loved 🥰 loved 🥰 it ! My book of the year so far . Adored Mad and six thirty what a wonderful name for a dog ! Agreed with the wonderful Elyse on goodreads to begin with the blatant sexism & worse & the down right nastiness left me wondering why it was so highly reviewed , but it all intertwines towards a wonderful conclusion the story line is threaded beautifully ! Without doubt my book of the year so far , I now feel slightly bereft!

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻 I‘m looking forward to this one. 2mo
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Have you heard folks ? Lessons in chemistry 🧪 is coming to Apple TV 📺 2023 filming starts in July with Brie Larson playing our beloved Elizabeth 😃can‘t wait - don‘t let us down ! 🙈

Alfoster Oh yay! Will be so good as a film!❤️👊 2mo
Oryx Ooooh. That's good casting. 2mo
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Mary Jane | Jessica Anya Blau
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I was born in ‘71 but love ❤️ all things 70s so debating whether to hold onto this and read on my next hols . Why are some books so difficult to get hold of ? No bookshops have this near me, it‘s not on Abebooks , Waterstones didn‘t have it only to order from the publisher so had to get it from Amazon 🙈even then iv had to wait & yet it came out in the UK 🇬🇧 in April! #maryjane #waitingforthepaperback #summerreads

Tiffiney I listened to the audiobook of this one. Loved it! 2mo
Desha Such a cute puppy! 🐶♥️ 2mo
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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but in searching for this Jane of mine I have accidentally met a while generation of women; governesses spinsters sister in laws killed in child birth. Females who cheered Jane on in her triumphs & disasters her passage through life so smooth on the surface sharply marked by closed doors routes she could not take choices she could not make. Her Great contribution was to push those doors open a little bit for us inlater generations toslip through.

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“Like most stupid people mr Sloane wasn‘t smart enough to know just how stupid he was “ #stupidpeople there‘s a few around 😆but they do make the rest of us look good ! After a slow start not sure about the blatant sexism and down right nastiness but there is a point to it and once your in , your in ! It‘s fab will be one of my books of the year #gladiwasntworkinginthe50s #lessonsinchemistry #mayreads😍

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Wer back home 🏡 our furs pleased to see us ; im back with a cold 🤧so im in bed 🛌 with my girl 🐶who is snoring 😴 her head off 😂started this last night ; hoping it lives up to the reviews , Iv felt abit let down by my recent book 📖 choices 😕only a book 📚 lover gets that 😆#bookproblems #whattoreadnext #mynextread #bookchoices

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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It started so well ! But sadly for me became predictable and simply boring 🥱

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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Bloody hell this is good ! Don‘t want to move from my sunbed but it‘s nearly dinner 🍽 time 😆

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Evidence of the Affair | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Wow 🤩 packs a punch for a short novella please please please Ms Reid follow this up with a full blown novel about what Carrie , david , Janet and Ken did next . Loved it

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Such a lovely 🥰 summer read ; a sweet YA set in Italy 🇮🇹 over a summer in 1930s in the run up to ww2 . An easy delightful read it reminded me of a younger version of the equally excellent still life by Sarah winman

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool photo 💙 2mo
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Next holiday read 😎

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Next holiday read 😎

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Wasn‘t sure where it was going but then became hooked ; not a 5star read for me as towards the end too much angst and if I hadn‘t been laid by the pool reading it I‘d have shouted “Get on with it !” 😆

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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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I‘m away so wrote my may list before I left ; April I managed 5 reads from my bingo list 🙌
@TheAromaofBooks
#bookspin #doublespin
#maybookbingo 😆

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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#bookspin no 5 the long view by Elizabeth Jane Howard #doublespin 20 The soul mate equation
#mayreads
#bookbingo
@TheAromaofBooks thank you ☺️Sarah

LeahBergen I loved The Long View. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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This book is soooo good ! Didn‘t know where it was going to begin with but it‘s the perfect summer sun lounger read ! Published in the uk this coming week
#summerreads
#summertbr
#netgalley
#ARC
#youmadeafoolofdeathwithyourbeauty

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Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
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#bookly a great reading 📖 tool app 🤓problem is after reading two great books 📖 struggling to get into my new picks off the TBR 😏

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