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Oryx

Oryx

Joined June 2016

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The Idiot by Elif Batuman
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True Biz by Sara Noviac
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The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Grady Hendrix
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The Summer Book by Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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The Library Book by Susan Orlean
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Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
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Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M Danforth
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The Paper Palace: A Novel by Miranda Cowley Heller
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The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
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Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
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The Long Walk by Stephen King
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Moominsummer Madness | Tove Jansson
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New bookends as a souvenir from Finland. So freaking adorable.

mcipher So cute! 1d
julesG Truly adorable! 1d
Yuki_Onna Moomins!!! 🤩🥰They are cute as heck! And they brightened my childhood... Stinky is my favourite! 😶‍🌫️ 1d
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LibrarianRyan I want a set. So cute!!1 1d
batsy Love that! 😍 1d
quietjenn I love these! 1d
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Love Marriage | Monica Ali
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Reading with a view 🌲

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Maybe the strangest reading spot I've had - we spent two nights (4pm to 7am) in this hide in Finland wilderness waiting for bears and wolverines. So I had a bit of reading time while we scanned for movement. No talking allowed either. We had success and saw both animals 😊 🐻. And I read one and a half books. (PS the hide had bunk beds, so we could sleep in shifts while the other person kept watch).

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s so cool!! 5d
rockpools Wow! That sounds AMAZING! 5d
LeahBergen How amazing!! 5d
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Moominsummer Madness | Tove Jansson
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Moomin foldout book map ❤️. I had to choose this Moomin book, as it felt very fitting with yesterday bring midsummer.

julesG 😍 1w
squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
tpixie A map 🗺!!! 💜💜💜 1w
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson
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What else to read on a train through Finland than a Tove Jansson selection? I'm nothing if not predictable.

LeeRHarry Hehe I read this on the ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki ….Love me some themed holiday reading! Loving seeing your photos of Finland 🥰 1w
Cathythoughts Looks lovely ❤️ 1w
batsy Perfect! 1w
Tamra Such a fabulous book! 1w
LeahBergen Oh, lucky you! 1w
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Finland | Douglas A. Phillips
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Inside Helsinki library 😍 I think I'm in love. If only I could read Finnish

EvieBee LOL 2w
BarbaraBB Beautiful 🤩 2w
TrishB Oh fab ❤️ are you on holiday or work? 2w
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Oryx @TrishB holiday! ❤️ 2w
TrishB Oh even more fab! Enjoy 😁 2w
CoffeeAndABook Wow, that is an impressive and gorgeous place!! 🤩 2w
Gissy Beautiful 😍 2w
Gissy Beautiful 😍 2w
Cathythoughts Stunning 2w
batsy Wow! 2w
LeeRHarry Looks fab - have a wonderful time - enjoy midsummer! 😊 1w
squirrelbrain Only just seen this - looks wonderful! 1w
tpixie Gorgeous 💝 1w
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Finland | Douglas A. Phillips
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Helsinki has the most beautiful library I've ever seen.

BarbaraBB Great to be there! 2w
TrishB I‘ve only ever been to the airport! 2w
LeeRHarry Can‘t wait to visit next year - it is a very impressive building that‘s for sure 😊 1w
Oryx @LeeRHarry I'm really loving Helsinki - such a cool city 1w
tpixie Incredible 1w
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True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Trying to get a head start on the second half for #camplitsy

Daisy helping as always

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover! 2w
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And I officially love this book. Dog? Travel? Americana? Steinbeck? Yes please to all. I loved Charley and have just finished googling pictures of him. And the book, as well as being fantastic writing (of course), is surprisingly relevant now, both in some very prescient statements and in some things that sadly haven't changed enough since the 60s. It's one I'll read again.

Bookwormjillk I thought the same. And I would also recommend 3w
Oryx @Bookwormjillk thank you! I've now stacked that one and will look out for it. I hadn't heard of it. 3w
Leftcoastzen 🐾🐾❤️ 3w
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CoffeeNBooks I love John Steinbeck, and I loved this book! 3w
mandarchy I read this book 20 years ago and still remember the gesture Charlie made when he agreed: that little sneeze of approval. 🐩 3w
Oryx @mandarchy Yes, the 'Fft' noise 😁 3w
mandarchy @Oryx YES! that's the one. I think it's a universal truth. Dogs are gods/philosophers and we don't deserve them. That's Fft is the truth. 3w
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Purchased my second ever Folio today from a fabulous second hand book shop.

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 3w
Leftcoastzen So nice! Love this book! 3w
rabbitprincess Beautiful edition! 3w
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jlhammar What a find! Gorgeous. 3w
LeahBergen Travels with Daisy! 😄 3w
mrp27 Ohhh great cover! 3w
Oryx @Leftcoastzen I loved it too 😁 3w
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The Old Pier Bookshop | Morecambe, Lancashire, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Found a treasure trove today ❤️❤️

Soubhiville 😮 what a cool place! 3w
RaeLovesToRead Awww.... I used to go here when I lived in Lancaster 🥰🥰🥰 3w
Oryx @RaeLovesToRead it was so cool. Organized chaos, but the guy running it was very knowledgeable and was helping everyone find what they wanted. Loved it. 3w
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RaeLovesToRead I really miss the North West 🙃 Hope you found some good books! 3w
TrishB That looks fab! 3w
Leftcoastzen I wanna be there now! 3w
LeahBergen Ooo! 👀 3w
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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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Daisy needs a rest on the walk - I get to read ❤️

Soubhiville Looking freshly groomed and fancy today Daisy! 3w
Oryx @Soubhiville Bikini ready 🐩 3w
Soubhiville 😆 3w
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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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Seaside reading. Starting The Idiot, so I'm ready for #camplitsy and Either/Or

Cathythoughts Nice picture 👌🏻 3w
squirrelbrain Lovely! I just started The Idiot too… 3w
TrishB Gorgeous pic ♥️ 3w
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True Biz | Sara Noviac
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Spot the book mail - don't get distracted by those eyes. Getting ready for #camplitsy

TrishB Awww but those eyes 🐶♥️ 4w
Megabooks What a cutie!! 🤩🤩 4w
squirrelbrain Aw Daisy! ❤️ Yes, totally distracted- what book?! 4w
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BookNAround There‘s a book in this picture? 4w
Leftcoastzen Who could resist those eyes , that face! 4w
Ruthiella Book? What book? ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 4w
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️ 4w
batsy Awww 😍 4w
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Genesis | Bernard Beckett
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A few to consider @squirrelbrain (I did sneak a space laser gun one in there - but it's really a love story). @HookedonBooks

squirrelbrain Thank you! And, yay, I‘ve read one (the Ishiguro) - again I‘d never have called that sci-fi so that‘s really intriguing. One of the York bookshops stocks these SF editions so maybe I‘m overdue a visit. We should have another meet-up so you can educate me properly! 😁 🤖 4w
Oryx @squirrelbrain I'm definitely not an expert but those SF masterworks were my gateway to sci fi. I know the shop you mean! I'm definitely up for another meet up in York - maybe in August? 4w
Caroline2 Ohhh these all look really interesting but which one is the laser space gun one that‘s really a love story??? 😆 (that really sounds like my cup of tea!!) 4w
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Oryx @Caroline2 The Forever War - it is really about the futility of war (I think it's a reaction to Vietman) but it was the relationship between two of the people in it that stuck with me the most. It's only a small part, but it was enough to make it a love story to me. 😁 4w
Caroline2 Hmm, intriguing! Thanks for the heads up. Stacked! 😉 4w
squirrelbrain Yes, August would be great! @Oryx I don‘t have any camping booked that month yet so can do any time…. 4w
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O Pioneers! | Willa Cather
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Very much enjoyed this depiction of pioneer life.

Daisy would not last long as pioneer (nor would I likely).

Cathythoughts Cosy pic 💕 1mo
TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Yeah, I‘m with Daisy. I‘m too lazy to be a pioneer. 1mo
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Leftcoastzen So cute ! 🐶no pioneering over here either! 4w
SRWCF Great book! 4w
LeeRHarry Love how you‘re getting though your London books - I have only read one of my middle grades 😊 4w
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Under the Blue | OANA. ARISTIDE
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This was really good - I'm glad I picked it up at random knowing nothing about it. It's half a pandemic story (and follows three people trying to cross Europe). The other half involves two scientists trying to teach an AI in the hope that it will solve humanity's problems. That turns into a philosophical and ecological debate, and it's so interesting. Recommend.

LeeRHarry Well that‘s that stacked! 😊 1mo
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Under the Blue | OANA. ARISTIDE
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Also started this one today - another #bookshopcrawl purchase - it's really good so far - it's about an AI and I'm loving the way it is developing.

Caroline2 Oh I love books about AI 😯 1mo
Oryx @Caroline2 how are you with reading about pandemics? If that's not too off putting, I can send it to you? I really liked it. But I know pandemic reading is not everyone's jam at the moment... 1mo
Caroline2 Oh thank you! 😃 That would be fab. I‘ve not read any pandemic books since the pandemic… 🤔 but I think it‘ll be ok. 👍 1mo
Oryx @Caroline2 I'll post it soon. The AI bit is also set in the Arctic btw, so another reason you might like it ❄️ (although it's only peripheral). 1mo
Caroline2 @Oryx Oh sounds fab!! 😃 Thank you! 😘 1mo
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Beautiful Star | Yukio Mishima
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Starting one of my #bookshopcrawl purchases - isn't this a beautiful cover?

Soubhiville It is pretty, and the book sounds strange. I look forward to your review. 1mo
squirrelbrain Interested to hear your thoughts on this one. 1mo
DrexEdit Love it! 😍 I would have snapped that book right up also! 1mo
AnneCecilie I bought this today. That cover drew me in, it‘s so beautiful. 1mo
Caroline2 That is a fantastic cover! 😍 1mo
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Really loved this one - totally my kind of book. It was so well constructed, with just enough of a thread to connect the stories as time passed. Every chapter gives something to think about. So many big ideas crammed in, but given an emotional resonance that keeps you engaged. I'm interested to see what people think of it in #camplitsy discussions.
And can we talk about Snortorius? 🐖

(Pictured: Barktorius D.O.G)

jlhammar Barktorius - love it! Oh Snortorious 😢 I don‘t think I‘ll be forgetting him anytime soon. I think this whole book is one that is really going to stay with me. Loved the ending too. So glad you enjoyed it! 1mo
Cathythoughts Lovely review, I‘m looking even more forward to it now. 1mo
squirrelbrain I haven‘t got to Snortorious yet… great review! 1mo
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Oryx @jlhammar I liked the ending too - for a couple of paragraphs of that last bit I was unsure if I would - but I think it pulled everything together really well. 1mo
Megabooks Some pig for sure. 💜 snortorious! So glad you‘re joining us. 😁🏕 1mo
Cinfhen LOVED Snortorious / perfect blend of humor and heart(break) 1mo
Soubhiville I just finished the Snortorious chapter and I‘m gutted. 1mo
TrishB I have just read the snortorious one. 😢😢 this was me. 1mo
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The Imagination Chamber | Philip Pullman
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This is a PSA - do not buy this book - it is the biggest rip off and an insult to HDM fans. It is basically random paragraphs or sentence (one per one-sided page) - I can only assume cut from drafts of the series - cobbled together and pitched as 'cosmic rays'. It's a joke and a publisher's money-making exercise. I only didn't return it because it's signed. Disappointing that Pullman signed off on this.

Cathythoughts Oh dear ! Great title though. 1mo
Soubhiville That‘s too bad. Thanks for the heads up, I am a HDM fan. 1mo
squirrelbrain Oh no, that‘s terrible. 😬 1mo
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Starting strong for #camplitsy
Actually half way through already - really liking this one.

Nutmegnc Just put this one on hold!! 1mo
TrishB Good to know 👍🏻 1mo
LeeRHarry Need to get to the library on Sun to pick this up - seeing as you‘re enjoying it has definitely increased my interest in reading it 😊 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh good ! 1mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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This is clever. Plus MA with a flamethrower? Yes 👍

Karisa 😂💗💗💗 1mo
Aims42 I got chills watching the video!!! Loved it!!! 1mo
squirrelbrain Love this! ❤️ 1mo
tournevis Good, you saw it too! 1mo
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Daunt Books - Marylebone | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Couldn't resist a bit of bookshop merch yesterday 💙

Caroline2 Nice!!! Love it! 😎 1mo
LeahBergen You had to! 💙 1mo
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 1mo
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eraderneely 😍😍😍 1mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m so envious of the bookshop crawl! 1mo
Cathythoughts Nice ! 1mo
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Loved this. It's beautiful. So moving, and I learned a lot about the history of Cyprus.

I think it might just nudge ahead to be my favorite from the #womensprize shortlist.

squirrelbrain You said you thought it might be your favourite…I‘m so glad you loved it! 1mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain it is very close between this and 1mo
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Beautiful Star | Yukio Mishima
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My beautiful stack from yesterday's #bookshopcrawl
Only one of those (O Pioneers) was on my tbr, the rest I had never heard of before, but something drew me to them in the shops - I love the sound of them all. Anybody read any of these?

@scripturient @squirrelbrain @Leniverse @LeeRHarry

TrishB Not read any and they all look fab 😁 1mo
squirrelbrain You certainly found some ‘never-heard-of-that-before‘ books! 1mo
Caroline2 Great looking stack! 1mo
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andrew61 A great looking selection. 1mo
Dragon Great haul! 📚💚🐉 1mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘ve heard of Miss Buncle and O Pioneers (I think I may have read that in high school) but am otherwise unfamiliar with all the rest. That‘s impressive! 1mo
LeahBergen Miss Buncle‘s Book is good! 1mo
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Foyles | London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Leftcoastzen ❤️wow! 1mo
LeahBergen Sigh. ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts Fab ❤️ 1mo
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Caroline2 How lovely!!! 🥰 1mo
RaeLovesToRead 🥰🥰🥰 1mo
tpixie Love your get together! #LitsyMeetUp 1mo
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Word on the water | London, London, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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squirrelbrain Loved the book barge! 1mo
TrishB Very cool 😁 1mo
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Nute Yay, books on a boat!🤗 (edited) 1mo
Leftcoastzen So cool! 1mo
LeahBergen You‘re killing me here! ❤️ 1mo
Tamra That looks so fun! 1mo
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Brick Lane Bookshop | London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Did a short warm up today for the bookcrawl tomorrow @squirrelbrain @scripturient @LeeRHarry @Leniverse (just looking, no purchases)

LeeRHarry Nice! I avoided a Waterstones and Gay is the Word and Skoobs - it felt like cheating to go in! 😆 1mo
Oryx @LeeRHarry I felt this one was fair game, as it's off our route 😁 1mo
marleed Oh have fun tomorrow! 1mo
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TracyReadsBooks A bookcrawl sounds fabulous! I hope you have a great day! 1mo
Soubhiville Yay! Have lots of fun and I can‘t wait to see your haul! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole That sounds like the best use of a Saturday EVER. Have a great time! 1mo
scripturient Nice! See you later. (At the airport now, waiting for boarding.) 🤗 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘m on my way soon too! That looks like a lovely bookshop! 1mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy your trip 😁 1mo
julesG Have fun! Gay's the Word and Skoob are great. Persephone Books, too. 1mo
Oryx @julesG Persephone moved to Bath 😭 1mo
julesG Oh yes, I remember. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Such a shame. 1mo
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Idol | Louise O'Neill
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Should be perfect train reading I hope.

TrishB Enjoy the train and your book day 😁 1mo
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The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
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Of the 5 #womensprize shortlist books I've read, I think this is the frontrunner for me. I just loved Alethea. Her story is both heartbreaking but hopeful. And I loved that it was in Trinidadian Creole. All the stars.
Also extra love for amazing title and cover.

vivastory I have heard only good things about this one. 2mo
squirrelbrain This is my second favourite after Sorrow and Bliss…. 2mo
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The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
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This one is living up to the stellar reviews I've seen so far

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Sankofa | Chibundu Onuzo
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Another enjoyable read.- After her mother dies, a woman finds a diary belonging to her father who she never knew. She does some investigating and (not a spoiler, it's on the back) finds out after leaving her mother he became the prime minister of a small (fictional) West African nation (for a mere 30 years). So of course she heads off to visit. Really enjoyed being her companion on this trip. Will look out for more by this author.

Tamra I hope to get to the audio version of this soon. Glad to read you liked it. 2mo
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Sankofa | Chibundu Onuzo
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Fire on - it's chilly in Scotland! Am really liking this book so far. And I love the cover.

RaeLovesToRead Great cover! 2mo
mackelie Loving this! I also seen reviews that it‘s a good book. I hope you are enjoying it 2mo
tpixie Great fireplace. I‘ve never seen one like this. 2mo
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Doctor on Everest | Kenneth Kamler
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Found this on our holiday cottage bookcase, and started it and got hooked. Stories about climbing fascinate me, while I have no desire whatsoever to do it myself. And climbing Everest especially seems monumentally stupid. But this was a really interesting read and memoir of a team doctor and climber. Dr Kamler was there in 1996, a year many people died (and subject of the excellent Jon Krakauer book).

squirrelbrain Love it when you find books on holiday bookcases, that you never would have read otherwise! 2mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain I did feel guilty for neglecting my books that I brought though! It was a quick read though. 2mo
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Sankofa | Chibundu Onuzo
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Last trip to the Watermill book shop of the holiday.

squirrelbrain I loved The Bread…. But it‘s a toughie. 2mo
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Perfect condition copy of this book from charity shop for only £2. Could not resist. Litsy reviews suggest it's a hard read in terms of subject matter, but excellent.

Karons1 Agree it is a harrowing 😫 read and sadly true should be photos of the real boys home at the back of the book and I Googled the real story , hundreds of bodies found when it was closed down for good ,anyway enjoy we need to read the hard stuff sometimes . 2mo
squirrelbrain Bargain! I much preferred it to The Underground Railroad, although it is a tough read. 2mo
Oryx @Karons1 yes, necessary reading sadly. 2mo
charl08 Wonderful book: and what a bargain! 2mo
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Really enjoyed this one - felt like a really unique story and I loved the main characters. (And of course Six Thirty).

Karons1 Wow you read that quickly 😂I still have a 150 pages to go it‘s my fav book of the year so far . 2mo
Aims42 I want my own Six Thirty!! 🐶🐾🦴 2mo
JamieArc I have this next up on audio. I‘ve only heard good things. 2mo
Alfoster Yes, it‘s so funny!❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good. I‘m looking forward to it soon 🤞🏻 2mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Loved this one. Need to seek out more Louise Erdrich (and adding her book shop to the bucket list).

Karons1 It‘s on my TBR too it‘s had v mixed reviews 2mo
squirrelbrain Did you prefer this to Chemistry? 2mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain I did actually - it was really different to what I expected from the blurb but in a good way. Thought it was superb. Chemistry was more of a quirky read that dealt with feminism really well (and some other dark stuff too of course) - but I think The Sentence went much deeper. But still enjoyed both. 2mo
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Oryx @squirrelbrain how do they rank for you? 2mo
charl08 I so want to go to her bookshop. It sounds wonderful. 2mo
squirrelbrain You‘re right - such different books. Chemistry was quite life-affirming and funny, and The Sentence much deeper and more nuanced. Difficult to choose a favourite….. Chemistry for the way it made me feel, but The Sentence for the way it made me think. 2mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve heard that some of her other books can be rather impenetrable but I‘m willing to give it a go. I have The Nightwatchman on Kindle…. 2mo
TheKidUpstairs I highly recommend 2mo
CuriousG @squirrelbrain I read The Night Watchman in the fall and loved it! I also really enjoyed The Round House, but it can be rough at times. 2mo
merelybookish I also want to visit her bookstore and see the confessional! 2mo
squirrelbrain That‘s good to know! @CuriousG 2mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Am loving this book. And this cake.

TrishB I could settle with either 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts I must try this writer , and that cake looks good and so fresh 💫 2mo
LeahBergen I‘m chiming in here about that cake, too. Yum. 😆😆 2mo
squirrelbrain Loved the book, but I‘d love the cake more! 😋 2mo
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My book haul for the nieces 💕 The space one is particularly good.

squirrelbrain The otter is very cute! 2mo
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The Watermill | Aberfeldy, Perthshire, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Book shop love - had a lovely browse and bought some books for my nieces

Nute Oh! It looks wonderful in there!🤩 2mo
SilversReviews Love this bookstore!! 2mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 2mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Holiday! Struggling to choose which book to start with #bookpeopleproblems

Birdsong28 Definitely Lessons in Chemistry!! 😍😜📖 2mo
TrishB What a lovely problem ❤️ enjoy! 2mo
vivastory The Sentence is one of my favorites of the year. I hope you enjoy your time off! 2mo
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Caroline2 Nice! Enjoy 🍷 📚 😁 2mo
squirrelbrain Enjoy! As for which to choose… 🤔 I‘d go for The Sentence. Reading Lessons in Chemistry first May spoil you for the others! 2mo
LeahBergen Perfect set up. Enjoy! 🍷 2mo
Cathythoughts Looks lovely where you are ! Enjoy ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Well that settles it. I‘m getting Lessons in Chemistry in town today 👍🏻😁 2mo
squirrelbrain I think you‘ll love it @Cathythoughts ! 2mo
Karons1 The island of missing trees is amazing 🤩 and iv just started lessons in chemistry 🧪 😍happy hols 2mo
Oryx @Birdsong28 @vivastory @squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts I've gone for The Sentence (which I'm loving), and Chemistry is likely next. ❤️ 2mo
Tamra The Sentence is wonderful, such distinctive personalities! In fact I enjoyed it so much I know I‘m going to reread it, which is a rarity! ✨ 2mo
SilversReviews Love your photo!! 2mo
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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My precious (all signed 😍).
Oh and Daisy is alright too I guess 😁

TrishB She is gorgeous ♥️ 2mo
TrishB Books are ok too 😁 2mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! ❤️ 2mo
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TheKidUpstairs Love your edition of 2mo
Oryx @TheKidUpstairs it's the UK edition - I think it's much nicer than the US one. 2mo
AmyG Wow! 2mo
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And this is the last page... bit dark...

Sapphire I was singing this to my granddaughter this weekend and my daughter and I laughed at how awful the lyrics are to old lullabies and baby songs. But babies love this one and my granddaughter falls asleep to rockabye baby. Also awful. 2mo
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Moving a bookcase around, so thought I'd share this gem of a book. It's so unusual.

TrishB It looks fab. 2mo
Caroline2 Woooo that‘s an epic looking book!! 😯 (edited) 2mo
marleed Oh cool. That‘s such a fun tale to experience with kids - over and over! 2mo
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Lean Fall Stand | Jon McGregor
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Thank you @jhod - this one has been sitting in my Waterstones basket waiting for a moment of weakness! I really wanted to read it. Thank you for sending to me. 😘

Oryx @caroline2 An Antarctica book 😃 2mo
jhod I loved this one, happy birthday!! 😊 2mo
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When She Woke: A Novel | Hillary Jordan
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Thank you so much for my pressies @squirrelbrain @trishb (both Black Cake and Flamingo were ones I really wanted to read) and @Caroline2 (you'll see I've already read half of it today! It's totally addictive).

Very grateful for your kindness in sending these ❤️❤️

squirrelbrain Ooh, Flamingo is so good! Hope you‘re having a lovely day! 🥳 2mo
Cathythoughts Very nice gifts 💫 2mo
TrishB Have a fab day 🎉🎉 2mo
Caroline2 You‘re welcome. What a great looking stack! 😉 2mo
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Very relieved I liked it, being the proud owner of two copies would have felt a bit stupid if I didn't 😉.
As usual beautiful thoughtful writing, and just the right mix of reality and speculative science for me. Not quite up there with Station Eleven, but still a worthy companion. This edition has a bonus material - a chapter of the book with the book. And I now really want to read that fictional book!

RaeLovesToRead I plan to actually attend the book club next month 😁😊 (unless it clashes with Eurovision, hehe) ✌ 2mo
squirrelbrain Glad it was good - looking forward to getting to it…. After The Glass Hotel! 2mo
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Leniverse Yay! So... do I need to read Station 11 first, or are they not connected? 2mo
Leniverse @RaeLovesToRead Eurovision is earlier in the month, no worries. 2mo
Oryx @Leniverse No, you don't need to read it first. 2mo
Leniverse @Oryx Cool. I only have The Glass Hotel so far, so I guess I'll start there. 😄 2mo
Cathythoughts That‘s great you liked it. I just discovered it‘s on my kindle , I must have bought it at some stage 👍🏻 2mo
Caroline2 Oh good. So glad to hear you liked it. 👍 2mo
Caroline2 @RaeLovesToRead oh my god, I LOVE Eurovision!!! 😆 ❤️ 2mo
TrishB Phew…… 2mo
RaeLovesToRead @Leniverse @Caroline2 Eurovision is awesome!!!! 😁😁 2mo
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Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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When the sun and your day off align ☀️
Spot Daisy barking to the neighbourhood in the background

LeahBergen Lovely! And 🤫 to Daisy. 😆 2mo
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