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Mrs_B

Joined December 2019

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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Couldn‘t resist this month‘s 99p on kindle Quinn.
An absorbing romance, Grace is just lovely. The dowager sounds awful. 😂

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This definitely lives up to all the hype. A feminist novel through and through. It is witty, honest and thought provoking. An excellent debut novel, I‘m already looking forward to seeing what Garmus will do next.

Cupcake12 I had for this Christmas. I still haven‘t read it, maybe I should move it up the TBR pile. X 1w
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Just Like Heaven | Julia Quinn
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This is a 99p deal on kindle this month so couldn‘t resist. I absorbed it and read it in two days. Should I have stopped reading and gone to bed earlier? Definitely. Did I stay up so I could read more? Of course. 😂

SheReadsAndWrites I devoured all her books a few years back. Just plowed through each series. They're so good. ? And yes, lots of late nights full of "just one more chapter..." ? 2w
Mrs_B @SheReadsAndWrites I‘m glad it‘s not just me! 2w
SheReadsAndWrites Nope. I'm happy for her too with the Bridgerton TV series being so successful. I met her a few years ago at a writers conference and she is super nice and I love her writing. I remember chuckling a lot at the Smythe-Smith books - all the horrible musical events...😂 2w
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Floored | Karla Sorensen
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I enjoyed the previous one so much, that I read the next in the series straight away (thank you kindle unlimited). It was another fun steamy escapism romance.

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Faked | Karla Sorensen
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My idea of a super fun, steamy escapism romance. And on kindle unlimited too!
A quick read, but enjoyed it.

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Although I enjoyed this, and it seems as though Bennett is really finding her stride with this series, I do think that I found this a lot less believable than the other two. I know they‘re fiction, but part of the charm was how realistic they felt, and this one just seemed a bit too out there. That said, it‘s clear that she has done her homework and knows so much about the queen‘s life and habits.

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Chain of Thorns | Cassandra Clare
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A satisfying end to this fun trilogy. I‘ve loved stepping back into the world of shadowhunters and escaping from the world for a while.

ShelleyBooksie This cover is so gorgeous it stops me in my tracks every time I see it 3w
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CAFE BUDAPEST | Peter Curtis
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Had to do the New York Cafe for our last day in Budapest. I think there‘s an interesting Literary history here but we‘re just here to be tourists and take lots of selfies. 😂

Chrissyreadit Wow! Was it as tasty as it is lovely? 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Oh my goodness, wow! 😍😍😍 1mo
Mrs_B @Chrissyreadit nope. But it is gorgeous. 😂 1mo
Mrs_B Thank you for the reminder @IuliaC (edited) 1mo
Cupcake12 Fab photo x 1mo
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Today I am reading in Budapest, this city is amazing. (And the book is very enjoyable so far!)

Mrs_B Also if anyone has any recommendations for things I should do I whilst here then let me know! 1mo
JenReadsAlot I really enjoyed that city but it was almost 20 years ago now so don't remember a ton! Enjoy! 1mo
IuliaC New York Cafe comes to my mind :) Enjoy your visit! 1mo
Libby1 @Mrs_B - go to Memento Park! It‘s a bit outside of the city but you can reach it by bus. After the fall of Communism the government moved all the Soviet era statues to one place. It‘s the oddest time capsule. 1mo
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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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I was curious to try this with all the hype surrounding it.
It‘s confirmed that graphic novels aren‘t really my thing, but I understand why people love it!

ShelleyBooksie I love the characters and their storyline 1mo
Cupcake12 I preferred the tv series on Netflix first then found the graphic novel more enjoyable x 1mo
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Chain of Iron | Cassandra Clare
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And now I have to wait until the 20th March for my hold to come in at the library for the final book! Arghhhh
I adore the cameos from Magnus Bane, and how much Matthew loves Magnus Bane!
I am very curious as to how Clare is going to tie up all the loose ends. 🤞🤞🤞

Bookworm54 I really need to catch up on the shadow Hunter books. I just picked up my copy of the new one this week! 1mo
Mrs_B @Bookworm54 happy reading! I‘m not jealous at all… 1mo
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Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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I refused to start this trilogy until I knew the last one was nearly out!
I actually picked up a gorgeous hardback version of this book at a charity shop for Q9.
I always love a shadowhunters story, it‘s a comfort read for me. Cordelia and Lucie are just fabulous.

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Thank you #permberlittens for the read-a-long. It was a clever idea, but I found the overall pace very slow. An intriguing ending that I think was the right one, some of the choices made by the characters did have me sighing in frustration.

Also, I keep comparing Rachel to Irene from The Invisible Library series. Unfavourably.

Mrs_B Thank you @StayCurious for your excellent hosting! 2mo
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Silver Moon | Jen L. Grey
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A satisfying end to the trilogy, but with plenty left unresolved for further books. A good paranormal romance trilogy with a few steamy scenes!

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Rising Darkness | Jen L. Grey
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The second in the trilogy. Continuing the story of Dove, Griffin and Killian. We start to get some more answers but new questions arise. I‘m straight onto part 3!

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Broken Mate | Jen L. Grey
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Exciting paranormal romance about wolf shifters and fated mates. The first in a trilogy. Good fun and easy to get sucked into the drama.

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Always Mine | Laura Pavlov
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Made it to 30% before bailing. Just too much unnecessary swearing, and I‘m not a particular fan of the author‘s style of writing.

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Love on the Brain | Ali Hazelwood
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I read this in less than 24 hours. Definitely one to read if you enjoyed “The Love Hypothesis”. Adored it, such a cute and happy love story!

mom2bugnbee I've read all of hers and this is my favorite! 3mo
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This is quite slow and quite confusing until you get into the rhythm of what is actually going on! It‘s an inventive twist on the classic murder mystery.

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Much better than book 2, the new character problem I was whinging about settled down for the last 3/4 of the book. Satisfied by the ending, and felt that most things came together. Although there are certainly many loose ends still to be tidied, it‘s enough. And

Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary 🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉 3mo
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This was my view while reading today… on MIAMI SOUTH BEACH!!!

BarbaraBB Wow!! 3mo
Cupcake12 Beautiful! 😍 3mo
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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This is long and complicated. There are hundreds of characters, many of whom are very briefly in the story. So much of the travel seems unnecessary. There wasn‘t enough about the magic and way too much about the politics of the time. It just didn‘t work for me. Will I still read the final one? Yes. Will I ever re-read this? No.

DivineDiana Hundreds of characters! 😲 3mo
Mrs_B @DivineDiana yes. It‘s really odd. Some are in the story for about 3 chapters at most. Some even less. I suspect some at the beginning were being set up for the final book but it‘s still odd. And some were quite clearly just an “aside” but there were plenty others who you expected to become an integral part of the story and then you just never heard from again. So weird. 3mo
Mrs_B @DivineDiana the more I think about this the more it‘s annoying me. 😂 3mo
DivineDiana I get it! 🤣 3mo
Mrs_B @DivineDiana I have started the third one because I want to know what happens and after nearly 3 weeks of reading I feel I have to. But there are MORE RANDOM CHARACTERS. 3mo
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It‘s taken me quite a while to get through this as an audiobook, but it was fascinating. I actually found the appendices really interesting. I enjoyed learning some of the history of neuroplasticity and how it was almost shunned for so long. [warning there is a rather graphic chapter on sexual sadism, but done in a very scientific way]

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Loved reading this book, couldn‘t put it down.
We went to Oxford today and had to of course take in some of the sights where the book is set!
Top Left: The Radcliffe Camera
Top Right: The Bodleian Quad
Bottom Left: All Souls College

My husband and I have been terribly remiss about getting our alumni reading cards for the Bodleian, we need to do that so next time we can go and read in Duke Humfrey‘s!

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Love People Use Things: Because the Opposite Never Works | Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
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“… when people ask you how you‘re doing, you should always respond with “Great!” Because it makes your friends happy and your enemies angry.”
😂

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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I‘ve had my eye on this for a while and so couldn‘t resist when it was only 99p on kindle.
This is a sweet tale of grief and family, mixed with a good dose (doth according to Grant) of humour. Rowley creates unique characters that you can‘t help adoring.
It does gloss over some of the harder aspects of grief, but as a sweet story I liked it.

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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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I wasn‘t sure what I was expecting but this definitely wasn‘t it. I enjoyed the first half much more than the second, where things got a little odd. However, on the whole, a very engaging reimagining of Marie De France‘s life.

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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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I have abandoned everything I was supposed to do today in order to finish this book. It was totally worth it.
Becky Chambers is fast becoming a must read author for me. I very much enjoyed this tale of purpose, belonging and family.

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Such a cute free “book exchange” I found today!
I‘m not sure you can get a more British picture. 😂

rockpools There‘s a LOT going on in that little corner! 5mo
squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
5feet.of.fury So cute! 5mo
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I absolutely loved this book and couldn‘t put it down. I have ordered the sequel and can‘t wait for it to arrive and get back into this universe. It‘s not quite conventional space faring sci-fi, with much less emphasis on the physics and a lot more about how different cultures develop and what happens when they try to live harmoniously together. Very very well written.

BennettBookworm This is super helpful bc I am only 100 pgs in and I think I‘m trying too hard to understand all the science? When really I should probably just take in the story/characters and accept that it‘s fiction 😂 4mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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“Nest says she will pull on three, and Marie braces herself and closes her eyes and Nest says one, then on two there is a sharp pain, and Marie opens her eyes again to see Nest holding the string with a bloody black and white stump at the end of it. Marie says that she thinks thou shalt not lie is a commandment, not a suggestion.”

Readergrrl I so enjoyed this novel! 6mo
Mrs_B @Readergrrl it‘s not what I was expecting but I am enjoying it! 6mo
DimeryRene I love this cover! 6mo
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Worth waiting for. It was good fun to be back with the gang at Cooper‘s chase. I think Joyce is particularly on form in this one. Excellent mystery and it seems like we have a few new members of the gang!

I do wish I had re-read the second before reading this as there were a few references that I was a bit fuzzy remembering.

squirrelbrain Yes, I too thought we‘ve acquired some new friends for the next book! 6mo
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When you manage to get enough chores done early enough on a Sunday morning that you can justify chilling with matcha tea and this gorgeous book!

RaeLovesToRead Perfect! 😊 6mo
julesG Enjoy! 6mo
Cupcake12 It‘s on my TBR. Hope it‘s as good as the others. Enjoy x 6mo
Mrs_B @Cupcake12 it definitely is! 6mo
squirrelbrain Enjoy! (I just finished it…) 😁 6mo
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Aaannnddd that‘s the third one finished. I‘m sad I‘m leaving bluebell castle. But these stories are just so cute. I could imagine them being made into an adorable Netflix series.

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Landlines | Raynor Winn
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Loookkkkk!!! It‘s out! And signed!

Mrs_B I had been saving my book token for this! 6mo
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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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Thank you so much!!! I love it!
I‘m so excited about this book and the chocolate is going to last about 5 minutes tonight. It looks soooo good!
Thank you!!!
#Fffs #Fallingforfallswap
@Avanders

Avanders 🍂🍁♥️🫶🏽 6mo
Mrs_B Thank you @Avanders for organising the fun! 6mo
Itchyfeetreader You are very welcome - enjoy! 6mo
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful wrapping! The scarf looks so cozy 6mo
Mrs_B @ShelleyBooksie @Itchyfeetreader did such a good job! I‘m very lucky. 6mo
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This cosy romance series is just hitting the spot at the minute. Izzy and Will are a great couple and I love their connection.

RedxoHearts I had to add the first one to my TBR they sound cute 6mo
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Here's to Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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I got a bit tired of Arthur and Ben doing a lot of will we won‘t we in their various relationships and endeavours. I skim read the last third, but the epilogue was very cute.

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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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It‘s arrived today!!! I am sooooo excited! Thank you mystery person that‘s sent it! 🥰🥰🥰
#FallingForFallSwap #FFFS

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🍁🍂🎃♥️ 6mo
Itchyfeetreader So this was me and I just found the cArd and a bookmark I meant to pack in the package helpfully tidied away! I am so so sorry! I am away with work this week but will send when I get back! 6mo
Mrs_B @Itchyfeetreader thank you sooo much for the parcel. I‘m very excited about opening day!!! Don‘t worry about the card - we all do it! I hope you had a good week away with work. 6mo
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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Very very cute YA romance. I like how they both learned how to have honest conversations and develop a healthy relationship. I‘m looking forward to reading the sequel. Thank you for the loan!

Amelias.Reading.Corner You‘re very welcome! Hope you enjoy the next one as well. 7mo
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This has potential but it needs a seriously good edit, including chopping many of the unnecessary characters. It‘s trying to fit into the Richard Osman type but misses the mark with very little character development beyond the rector. Spoiler in comments…

Mrs_B And the ending when the motive is revealed is just odd. Big edit necessary. 7mo
rockpools Oh no, how disappointing! I won‘t look at the spoiler as I‘ll probably read it all the same - but I had high hopes for this one! 7mo
Mrs_B @rockpools I might be being a bit harsh, but I was definitely disappointed. I look forward to seeing your opinion! Tag me when you read it! 7mo
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A very cute, if predictable, cosy romance listen. Perfect for an audio clean! It‘s good when I‘m looking for more chores to do so I can carry on listening. 😂

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The murder finally happens on page 100. I am massively losing track of the fifty or so characters who have been introduced so far. The premise is so good, captures English country village life (and politics!) in the 80s well. But, really, 100 pages to get to the murder? I was getting ready to give up.

RaeLovesToRead My Mum restarted this one with a notebook and wrote down who everyone was 🤣🤣 7mo
Mrs_B @RaeLovesToRead can she send me a crib sheet! 😂 7mo
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Falling for Autumn | Heather Topham Wood
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@Avanders My #FallingForFallSwap #FFFS has just been collected by the postie and is on its way! (I didn‘t take a photo so as not to ruin the surprise…)

Avanders Yay!! 💛🎃🍁🍂🧡 7mo
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I went into town for cleaning products. Not two books and two plants. 😂

TheKidUpstairs Plants clean the air, and books help clean and refresh your mind, so it sounds to me like you DID in fact get cleaning products! 7mo
Mrs_B @TheKidUpstairs I love this logic. 😂 7mo
TheKidUpstairs @Mrs_B just your friendly neighbourhood book buying enabler, at your service! 7mo
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AmyG I so get it. I went food shopping the other day and came home with two plants-beautiful and marked down to .99 cents. 7mo
Mrs_B @AmyG that is a bargain. Please tell me there are photos!!! 7mo
AmyG I will have to take a photo later! Our Supermarket rately marks down plants but when they do….🙌🏻 7mo
Mrs_B @AmyG winner! 7mo
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This is a very clever book. Ishiguro, through Klara, gives glimpses into this future world. Klara is an incredible observer but varies between perceptive and naive in her world view. He offers tiny insights into this futuristic society and leaves much to the reader to put together. Clever.

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I want one!

Gissy I need that coin 😂 7mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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If you like Daisy Jones & the six then this is very similar. It‘s clever and fast paced.

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Rachel's Holiday | Marian Keyes
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I‘m torn between a pick and a so-so. I think the Irish humour aspect make it a pick. But although I read this quickly I found the story a bit lacking. There were A LOT of characters and although I was rooting for Rachel the book just wasn‘t as enjoyable as I was expecting.

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Yes for lots of Lady Danbury! A lovely tale of Hyacinth learning about herself as she learns to love.

Only one Bridgerton story left now though… 😢

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