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Christmasland | Joe Hill
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Thank you for the card Jenny @jenniferw88 - what a fabulous bookish card! #jbuk

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Obligatory trip to Foyles (can't go to London without a visit). Picked this up, and immediately ditched my current read too start this one

TrishB I didn‘t get to a single book shop!! 5d
Oryx @TrishB shocking! luckily Foyles was on our way to the theatre. 5d
TrishB We did Houses of Parliament tour- I managed to buy 2 bookmarks! 5d
eraderneely I can‘t go to London without visiting Foyles either! I have this ebook on my library wishlist, so I‘m anxious to hear what you think. 5d
Oryx @eraderneely I'm enjoying it - what an interesting life she led. I almost want to go on adventures in war zones but then I realize I'm quite happy on the sofa. 2d
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Persephone Books | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Just a little bookshop porn for all the #persephone fans

KarenUK 😍😍😍 6d
julesG 🥰😍 6d
Slajaunie What is Persephone? 6d
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Oryx @Slajaunie it's a publisher and book seller - they publish forgotten books, books that have dropped out of print, by female authors. And they all have these beautiful grey covers and stunning end papers 6d
Slajaunie Oh wow!!! 🥰 6d
bookishbitch Well now I want one! 6d
TrishB Sorry we didn‘t see you! It was great wasn‘t it ♥️ 6d
Oryx @TrishB yeah so many people it was too hard to spot one person! Plus I was so warm at the end, I just had to get outside as quick as possible. But it was great - the cast were fabulous. Their voices ♥️. I will have all I see is sky in my head for a while. 6d
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Daddy's Gone A-hunting | Penelope Mortimer, Valerie Grove
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😍 happy

squirrelbrain Yay! How many did you get? 💙 6d
Oryx @squirrelbrain I was good - only one! I haven't even read some of the ones I have already 😬 Although there's always tomorrow... 6d
squirrelbrain Of course, tomorrow is another day... with more books 😁 6d
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Snow Falling on Cedars | David Guterson
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Train plans 😁

TrishB 👍🏻 will keep an eye out for you later. We‘re just on the train too. 6d
julesG @TrishB Have a hood trip "y'all". 6d
julesG Good!!!! Autocorrect needs coffee 6d
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Emilymdxn What a great plan!! What‘s in that paper bag?? I‘m very curious about other people‘s pastries lol 6d
Oryx @Emilymdxn oat and spelt cookie - was really yummy. I was looking to get a berry muffin but they didn't have any. But the cookie was really good 6d
squirrelbrain Mmm love those oat and spelt cookies! Have a good trip.... 6d
Oryx @squirrelbrain it was still warm 👌 thank you! 6d
Oryx @julesG thanks 😁 6d
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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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I was really looking forward to a nice relaxing train journey, but forgot it was Friday night, so it's delayed, hot and jammed. But I have my book and some chocolate, so I'm going to try to zone out the world.

TrishB Enjoy the reading 👍🏻 2w
squirrelbrain Ugh, Friday night trains are not good. Try to ignore everyone! 2w
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Really liked this one - bargain today #99ponkindle

AnneFindsJoy I loved this one! It was a great audio listen too! 2w
julesG Oh, I liked this very much. 2w
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So Lucky | Dawn OPorter
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Sometime they are #dogsoflitsy

Mitch Always! 3w
squirrelbrain Bless her! ❤️ 🐶 3w
Eggbeater As they deserve. ❤😄 3w
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Sace 😂 3w
wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️🐶 3w
AnansiGirl This dog isn‘t spoiled 😂 3w
Bookzombie 💕🐶 3w
Caroline2 Ahhh what a cute doggie!!! 😍 3w
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Do you think Hedwig wants my biscuit?

QuietlyLaura I want your biscuit! ☺️🍪 3w
Birdsong28 I also have that mug!!! ❤️😍😘📚📖 3w
julesG Hedwig and Fawkes! 3w
Slajaunie He definitely wants your biscuit. Watch out. 3w
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So Lucky | Dawn OPorter
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More like, So Addictive...

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Gladstone's Library (formerly St Deiniol's Library) | Hawarden, Flintshire, United Kingdom (Library)
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Look where I was today! @mitch @julesg @scripturient @squirrelbrain @RachelO @jhod @Leniverse @eraderneely
I wasn't in the library, just passing through (but we did have lunch at the Glynne arms) ♥️

scripturient Ooooooh!!! 😍😍😍😍 4w
RachelO Yay! How lovely 😊📚📚📚 4w
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squirrelbrain Oooh! Lovely day for a walk too! ❤️ 4w
Crazeedi Awesome!💞 4w
jhod Lovely menories! X 4w
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 4w
Bklover Beautiful!! 4w
Mitch Lovely day for a walk... let‘s home you‘re our lucky sunshine mascot for March 2020!😘 4w
eraderneely Such fond memories! 4w
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I've gone full Potter today.

julesG 😍 4w
TrishB Looking cool 👍🏻 4w
Hufflepuffle Love! 4w
eraderneely 😍😍😍 4w
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Anyone else watching His Dark Materials?
So relieved, it's good!! 😀

Balibee146 Watched it last night on BBC.. Enjoy! 1mo
LibrarianRyan It's not on for a few hours yet. But yes I will be. 1mo
Cathythoughts I have it recorded... waiting for a nice time to sit & watch. Sounds good so 👍❤️ 1mo
TrishB Not started, but recoding! 4w
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Some images from the lovely new illustrated edition.

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Thanks for the card and bookmark @TrishB 😀🎃
How was your trip?

TrishB You‘re welcome 👍🏻 very tiring! Having an extra day off today, back to the grind tomorrow. 1mo
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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Looking forward to being terrified by Rose the Hat

tpixie 🎩 ♥️ 1mo
Nute Love those bright red chairs!❤️ 1mo
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I'm loving this podcast series with Marian Keyes. She's so funny and cute. Love her. It's called Between Ourselves, and she reads some of her nonfiction too. Recommend it if you're a Marian fan.

TrishB She is very funny! 2mo
Cathythoughts I agree with you both @TrishB ... she‘s funny 👍🏻 2mo
Hooked_on_books I love her books—I‘ll have to check this out! 2mo
Librarybelle Thank you for posting! I love her books, so this may be a perfect podcast for me! 2mo
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Listening to the fabulous Celeste Ng at Manchester literature festival. She was great - I can't wait to read what she writes next

TrishB I couldn‘t get to any in the end! Enjoy 👍🏻 2mo
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My sister has her very own Hobbit house! How cute is this? I can't wait to visit.

If you're in New Zealand... https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/39183328?preview_for_ml=true&source_impression_id...

TrishB That looks fab! 2mo
TheSpineView That is so cute! 2mo
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Ring of Bright Water | Gavin Maxwell
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Not really book related, but just wanted to share this pic as I was really excited to get it. Mr Oryx and I spend a disproportionate amount of time looking for otters when we're on holiday, and when we see them it's so hard to get a good shot - usually too far away even with a zoom lens. But in the Hebrides, I just peeped over a harbour wall and came face to face (almost) with this guy! Managed to get about 5 shots before he disappeared. ❤️

jhod I don't think I knew what an otter looks like so thank you for educating me, ha! 2mo
RachelO That‘s fantastic! 2mo
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 2mo
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Crazeedi Very cool! And great photo 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Sweet! 2mo
Sace Woo hoo! Excellent picture! 2mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻 2mo
LeahBergen Great shot! 😍 2mo
Lcsmcat Cool! I love to watch them play, but never saw one this close. 2mo
batsy Perfect! 2mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s so cool! I‘ve only seen them in the wild at a distance, so I find this pretty amazing. 2mo
Cathythoughts Wonderful 2mo
Susanita Have you been to Monterey aquarium? 2mo
xicanti ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
kathedron Fabulous! ❤ 2mo
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Bookish problems - the struggle is real

TrishB 😂😂 2mo
squirrelbrain What you need is a handy dog-rest! 🐶 2mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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What a lovely day for an #audiowalk with miss Daisy

GypsyKat Beautiful picture! I love seeing #DogsOfLitsy ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts Oh so beautiful 😍 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous picture! 💚 And 🐾 ❤️ 2mo
youneverarrived Stunning photo! 2mo
LeahBergen 😍😍 2mo
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Weekend sorted. Or next few weekends - it's huge!

Oryx Did you get yours @TrishB ? 2mo
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous! 😍 2mo
TrishB It‘s in Waterstones ready to collect 😁 haven‘t had a minute and will probably be Monday now. It‘s looks like it‘s worth waiting for though! 💕 2mo
emmaturi Very nice! 2mo
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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So you can listen to the whole of The Testaments via the BBC. For free... That's quite cool. I think it's only for a short period, and maybe UK only? But still... I'm reading my copy already, but thought assume people might be interested.

ImperfectCJ It seems to be available in the US (I can listen, and I'm in the US), but I think it's abridged? There's an Abridger credited, at least. 2mo
Liatrek Oh wow thanks for the post will have to check this out ! 2mo
Aimeesue Definitely abridged - the BBC's omnibus edition of The Testaments is 3 episodes of 1 hour and 15 minutes each. The unabridged audiobook is about 11 hours. Still a fun listen! Thanks! 2mo
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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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Weekend begins

jy0tiar0ra As good as expected? 2mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Finally got my book today! And wearing my pin.

Birdsong28 Wow that took a long long time to come in the post 📚📖 2mo
Oryx @Birdsong28 it came around Wednesday I think, but had to go to post office to get it! Not very speedy though. Managed to start it today 😀 2mo
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In the Tall Grass | Joe Hill, Stephen King
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New film coming to Netflix based on a SK and JH novella - looks interesting! Not read this story.

https://youtu.be/7afc9gTbVFI

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The Murderer's Ape | Jakob Wegelius
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Thanks for the tag @Centique

Tagging a recent follower @BookNik if you want to get involved 😁

BookNik @Oryx Nice cover 😍😍😍 3mo
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It | Stephen King
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Settling in to be terrified 🤡

vivastory Enjoy! I loved it! 🎈🎈 3mo
TrishB I went Monday! 3mo
Cathythoughts Oh 😱enjoy. I don‘t think I‘ll go to this one ! The first one was plenty ..... 😮 🤡 3mo
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Oryx @TrishB what did you think of it? 3mo
TrishB I didn‘t think it was as good as the first. Too long and too much Evil Dead 1980s comedy horror. Spoilt it for me! I wouldn‘t say before you went because I think people should watch and make their mind up. You? 3mo
Oryx @TrishB I was ok with the comedy aspect, but I didn't find it scary at all. Enjoyed it alright, but first one was better I agree. The adult cast was good - really well matched with the kids. 3mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Hopefully I'll finish this one today on the ferry - thanks again for this one @libby1 😀

julesG Knitting or crocheting? I love the yarn colour and it looks soooo soft. 3mo
Oryx @julesG crochet - it's Truly Hooked yarn - have you used it before? I really like it. Amazing colours and very soft. 3mo
julesG Haven't used it yet. It looks similar to Fine Fish Yarn though. 3mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I've wanted to read this for ages, and just found it in the cottage we are staying in. But we're leaving tomorrow! Can I finish it by then? 😬

TrishB Oh yes you can 😁 3mo
Cathythoughts Or you can always leave a note & post the book back when your finished 3mo
marleed It‘s such a good book! 3mo
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Oryx @TrishB @Cathythoughts @marleed And it's done! Luckily it's pretty short. Really good - almost makes me want to be a fiction writer. 😃 So interesting to read about his process and his life. 3mo
marleed This book affected the way I read. I can‘t name another book that has done that. 3mo
Oryx @marleed yeah I think I'll probably notice a few things he mentions more now in my reading 3mo
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Beautiful novel - it describes modern life on Shetland from the point of view of several different characters. It's so well written. And I love the use of Shetland dialect for some characters' dialogue. I thought it might be difficult to follow at first, but it wasn't, and really enhanced the book.

eraderneely Your holiday looks fantastic! Glad you‘ve had some good books to go with it. (edited) 3mo
Oryx @eraderneely I'd definitely recommend the Hebrides for a holiday - it's stunning. We're having a lovely time. 3mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Happy Testaments Day everyone! My copy is hopefully waiting for me at home - I'll get it when I'm back home on Saturday.

Birdsong28 With the lovely pin!!! Thanks for pointing it out! Hope you enjoy it when you can 😘📚📖 3mo
Lcsmcat I‘m hoping mine is there when I get home from work tonight! 3mo
Oryx @Birdsong28 I'm definitely going to be wearing my pin when I get it. Hope you enjoy it too! 3mo
Oryx @Lcsmcat 🤞 3mo
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Daisy and I could happily spend all day here reading this fabulous book, but Mr Oryx says we need to leave the house at least once a day...

@mitch this is one you recommended to me when we were at Gladstone's - I'm loving it. Beautiful writing, fascinating characters

TrishB Happy place 😁 3mo
Cathythoughts I know the feeling 👍🏻♥️. I have to coaxed out of my cosy holiday spot too. Also with sea view & book ♥️ 3mo
Tamra Moving from a reading state is overrated. 😝 3mo
TheSpineView It's such a “Ruff“ life! 3mo
Mitch Glad youre liking it - i really loved the landscape 3mo
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The Sea Road | Margaret Elphinstone
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And three new books from the tiny hebridean bookshop. All ones I hadn't heard of before, but they all sound good!

JazzFeathers They all have beautiful covers 3mo
Oryx @JazzFeathers they do. They really caught my eye 3mo
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Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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The Northern Lights book and record shop on Lewis. Only opened a few weeks! Possibly one of the remotest bookshops in the UK. Specialising in Scottish authors and ideas, which I love the sound of.

TrishB Sounds fab 👍🏻 3mo
LeahBergen Oh, that looks fantastic! 3mo
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So now I definitely have to read the tagged book. I've read The Blackhouse, which was really good. This is a sculpture of a one of the Lewis chessmen.

LeahBergen I was so excited to see them at The British Museum last month! 3mo
Oryx @LeahBergen oh so cool. The British museum has everything! 3mo
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Daisy has taken to the high seas #dogsoflitsy

Cathythoughts Gorgeous pic 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
LeahBergen Hello, Daisy! 😘 3mo
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Rose Madder | Stephen King
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Somebody is finding this holiday thing hard work #dogsoflitsy

squirrelbrain Aww - I love that she has a teddy that matches her! ❤️ 3mo
LauraBeth Your dog is so fancy! 3mo
Mitch Soo cute xxx 3mo
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ladym30 So adorable!❤️ 3mo
AlaMich Awww, I love her baby! Does she always sleep with it? 3mo
BookNAround So sweet! 3mo
AnansiGirl Such a “ruff” life dogs live. 🐶 3mo
Oryx @LauraBeth she really isn't 😂 (we called her swampy most of today, as she was plodding through the muddiest swampiest puddles she could find). 3mo
Oryx @AlaMich No, just a one off unfortunately. Too cute to go unrecorded though 😀 3mo
Oryx @AnansiGirl 😁 3mo
LauraBeth @Oryx oh I LOVE fancy! She‘s adorable! ❤️ 3mo
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Found a teeny tiny gorgeous bookbinders on the middle of the Outer Hebrides. Had to treat myself. And a little kit, from Mr Oryx, so I can have a go myself.

http://www.sollasbooks.com/

julesG 😍😍😍 Well, we should have a few workshops at Gladstone's next year. What do you think, @Mitch? 3mo
Cathythoughts That‘s fab 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Oryx @julesG @mitch So that's the crochet masterclass on the sofa, and the bookbinding class on the big table. Perfect 😀 3mo
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julesG We'll just need to find one willing non-participant who can read to us while we're working. 😁 3mo
Oryx @julesG Fire girl? 3mo
julesG Better than the ukulele players. 3mo
Mitch @Oryx sounds good to me! 3mo
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I'm in full holiday mode

Cathythoughts Looks great 👍🏻. I‘m just giving tagged book a go. Enjoy hols 3mo
Oryx @Cathythoughts Thanks! I'm enjoying this book a lot. Hope you like it too! 3mo
keithmalek What's in the glass? 3mo
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squirrelbrain How lovely! ❤️ 3mo
Samwise_Gamgee What a view 3mo
Oryx @keithmalek Scotch (Jura 10 yr). 3mo
keithmalek I thought so. I want some. 3mo
TrishB Lovely ♥️ I enjoyed this book 👍🏻 3mo
Crazeedi Very peaceful looking😍 3mo
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Son of Rosemary | Ira Levin
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Charity table find today - 50p each 😊

TrishB Bargain 👍🏻 3mo
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Tom's Midnight Garden | Philippa Pearce
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Inspired by Bookworm (by Lucy Mangan), I'm catching up on some books I missed as a child, starting with this one.

youneverarrived 💙💙 this book 3mo
LeahBergen I love this book!! 3mo
JennyM This book is so good! 3mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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If you have yet to read this amazing book, now's a good time to get it for cheap on Kindle #99ponkindle

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Hairdresser reading. I'm liking this book so far.

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Almost Love | Louise O'Neill
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Love this writing.

TrishB Have you heard the Halsey song Nightmare, it is based on this premise. An excellent song and video (not my usual stuff but my daughter shows me stuff she knows I‘ll like!) 3mo
Oryx @TrishB I just watched it on YouTube. Really good - I like it a lot, thanks for sharing! I feel slightly cooler now too 😎 3mo
TrishB 😂 Halsey is very cool 👍🏻 3mo
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Almost Love | Louise O'Neill
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Pickpick

I love Louise O'Neill's writing - she's fabulous, a strong feminist voice. In this story of obsessive love and self destruction, I found myself getting so frustrated and angry at the main character - you know it's great writing when it can evoke such a strong emotional response.

TrishB Haven‘t got there yet! But will eventually 👍🏻 3mo
Oryx @TrishB Hope you like it when you do. 3mo
Crazeedi Hi cute puppy👋 3mo
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ephemeralwaltz Baby😍 3mo
youneverarrived She is an excellent writer. One of my faves 👍 3mo
Kalalalatja Love her! 3mo
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The Warehouse | Rob Hart
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A chilling look at what might happen if a corporation was allowed to take over pretty much everything. Scarily plausible.

Probably best not to order your copy from Amazon...

Crazeedi 🤨🤔 3mo
Schlinkles Listening to this right now via Libro.fm. 3mo
Tamra Scary! 3mo
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The Outrun | Amy Liptrot
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#audioknitting in the (last?) summer sun. Finished the back of my Aran sweater, now I'm onto the front.

Tamra A furry somebody is living the good life in this pic 😁 3mo
AlaMich @Tamra It was like a “spot the pup” photo! 🐶❤️ 3mo
cathipink Your sweater looks beautiful! Happy knitting 🙂 3mo
Oryx @cathipink thank you 😀 3mo
Oryx @Tamra @AlaMich She's usually lurking around somewhere, living her best life (aka napping) 3mo
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