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RedLeaves

RedLeaves

Joined October 2016

"Her soul belongs to words and books. Every time she reads, she is home"
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The Lost Ones by Anita Frank
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Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas
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Little Star by John Ajvide Lindqvist
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Little Star | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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It's taking me an age to read this but I am really enjoying! Original and absorbing

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Then She Vanishes | Claire Douglas
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Finally completed a @goodreads #goodreads reading challenge! Failed the last three years 😩😂 #goodreads2019challenge

TiredLibrarian Congrats! 👏🏿👏🏻👏🏼 3w
sprainedbrain Hooray!! 🥳🥳🥳 3w
RedLeaves @TiredLibrarian @sprainedbrain *curtsey* why thank you! 😊 haha 🥰 2w
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Safe House | Jo Jakeman
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Enjoying so far. Easy read, quite a quiet thriller but keeps you turning pages nonetheless

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Little Star | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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Wouldn't have chosen this one, partly because the title doesn't appeal and partly because it's a photo cover - which I hate! But was recommended as first class Scandi horror and as i love all things nordic
thought i would add to my Halloween reads. Glad I did! So far is brilliantly, skin creepingly atmospheric

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Sleep | C.L. Taylor
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Really enjoying this atmospheric and absorbing read! Half way through after only two days however that is helped by the fact I have a rubbish cold so have been sitting around when usually I'm on the go alot of the time... probably too much. Think Jerry is enjoying being able to snuggle up too 🥰🐶

Tamra Springers are babies like retrievers. Velcro! 😆 2mo
RedLeaves @Tamra He is a working cocker but definitely looks more like a mini Springer! Oh you're so right, like my shadow 😂 2mo
Tamra @RedLeaves he does look so much like a springer, adorable! Cockers are in the sporting family correct? Seems like they are very needy - at least all the ones I‘ve known! Definitely not dogs to live outdoors alone. 🤗 (edited) 2mo
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Tamra Our labs & goldens have been very much Lap babies. 2mo
RedLeaves @Tamra Yes still working dogs very much like Springers. Oh he is SO needy! 😂😂 no way could he live outside he has to be as close to me as possible! Haha 2mo
CrowCAH Happy Anniversary on Litsy! 😊 2mo
RedLeaves @CrowCAH Why thank you! And to you too! 😊😊 2mo
BGam Get well soon .. looks so cozy n ur pet is so beautiful 😍 2mo
RedLeaves @BGam Thank you 😊 I have a day off today so got my feet up! He is just adorable, thank you 🥰🥰 2mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Tis October after all 🧛‍♀️

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Miss Garnets Angel | Salley Vickers
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I read The Librarian by Salley Vickers last Christmas and it really was the perfect read for that time. I needed cosy but not twee and that's what I got. A work friend has leant me Vickers' first book and I have to say after two chapters, again I am enthralled. She has a lovely slow and enveloping style which I just love

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Something about autumn approaching makes me want to get cosy with the classics 📚☕🥰

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Just getting started with this but the writing is a delight! I love Augusta already

Tamra I need to check this out! 4mo
RedLeaves @Tamra It's glorious! 🥰 4mo
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Perfect Prey | Helen Fields
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Three pages in and I was hooked. I believe this is the second in a series! Always good news when a book has brilliantly crafted characters, as this one does. Brought two books with me. The other I will donate to the lending library but this one needs to go home with me!

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Perfect Prey | Helen Fields
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Thought my fellow bookworms would appreciate this! Spotted it as soon as we arrived for our holiday in Cornwall. Naturally I shall be paying a visit! #library #lendinglibrary

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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Hybrid of historical fiction, fantasy, dystopia and magical reality. All tied up in a ribbon of romance

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Dead at First Sight | Peter James
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Bailedbailed

Bailed 😟 I REALLY don't like giving up on a book but it just felt horribly self indulgent and somewhat clinical. Just can't force myself to pick it back up

JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m all for bailing if it‘s just not working for you! 5mo
RedLeaves @JanuarieTimewalker13 feels like failing!🤣 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 No way!! It‘s winning a chance at a book that‘s for you!! 5mo
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The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one..... 🛸

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Dead at First Sight | Peter James
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Jumping into another Peter James thriller. A handsome motivational speaker discovers his identity is being used to scam women who are looking for love online. The first he knew of it was a phone call from one of them, out of the blue, saying "you don't know me, but I thought I knew you".

That woman is now dead.

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Twisted | Steve Cavanagh
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Enjoyable read which kept me guessing! Lots of tension and characters I felt invested in.

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The Hoarder | Jess Kidd
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I'm so envious of Jess Kidd's beautiful poetic soul and writing talent

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Twisted | Steve Cavanagh
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Fingers crossed for this one after a couple of reads that have left me cold!

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She Lies in Wait | Gytha Lodge
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Panpan

I didn't feel invested in the characters, not enough background on the main detective to make me warm up him. Ending was trite 😕 Not for me. Even Jerry fell asleep 😉

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Despite coming from the wrong side of the pennines 😉 I love Sara Cox, and her radio 2 evening show makes my commute home much more enjoyable. This was a quick and lighthearted read full of her natural humour. Covers her life living on her Dad's farm and above her Mum's pub, her modelling career and sadly; school days blighted by bullying. Not ground breaking but quite enjoyable.

TrishB Definitely the right side 😁😁 7mo
RedLeaves @TrishB Hahaha! 🤣 7mo
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Mehso-so

Not bad....Didn't love 🤷🏻‍♀️

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She Lies in Wait | Gytha Lodge
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After an afternoon and evening cleaning, scrubbing, polishing, decluttering and generally titifying everything in sight from the house to the car yesterday, today I've a few hours to myself while my Mum takes the kids for lunch so I am relaxing to the max!!!

la_rose_noire Enjoy your moment ! 8mo
RedLeaves @la_rose_noire Oh I did! It was heavenly! 😊 8mo
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Took my two youngest to the kids club showing of Mary Poppins Returns yesterday. We LOVED it! Smiled all the way through and found myself tapping along to the songs. Not ground breaking cinema, but lovely magical escapism....and who doesn't need that 😊

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Really enjoyed it 😊 quite a quick read and a bit of a palette cleanser between my usual psych thrillers. I love the fashion and the music of the 70s, and adore Fleetwood Mac so this was perfect for me!

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Perfect reading snack 🤩

#readingsnacks #reeces #eggciting

Megabooks Yum! 8mo
RedLeaves @Megabooks Was yum indeed! 😋 8mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Sorry about the language! Ooooh I am really loving this! Thought I might struggle with the interview style of writing but I'm not at all, I actually find it really easy to read 🌼 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

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Himself: A Novel | Jess Kidd
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I absolutely L💛VED this book. Meandering, whimsical, poetic, magical and witty. Oh my goodness to have this writing talent! I mean really THIS IS HOW YOU WRITE! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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mother's day gift! my babies know me well

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Himself: A Novel | Jess Kidd
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Oh this is GLORIOUS! The prose is just beautiful and meandering. A third of the way through and I feel like applauding the author

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The Ghost Tree | Barbara Erskine
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Well I said I was waiting for a dud didn't I? Just didn't do it for me this one. Shame because I loved Sleeper's Castle. I wasn't invested and it just didn't hold my attention. Bailed half way through

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Unpopular opinion but I'm not taken with the book. Loved the series on Neflix. Although, I really did love the passage where Nellie is driving the house and thinking about the lives she could have.

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She Lies in Wait | Gytha Lodge
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Honestly not much makes me happier than new pyjamas, clean bedding and a new book!

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Thank you @EadieB

1. Plenty of woodland walks with my pooch. Always makes everything seem better

2. I'm told I'm empathetic, which I guess is a positive attribute.

3. I asked my kids what I'm good at and they said roast dinners and cuddles 😊

4. @RachelO @TrishB @RadicalReader

#hellothursday #youareawesomeedition1

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wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😘 9mo
RedLeaves @wanderinglynn You're welcome! 😊 9mo
TrishB Having a think 🤔👍🏻 9mo
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CouronneDhiver Snuggles are underrated 🤗 9mo
RedLeaves @CouronneDhiver Definitely 🤗 9mo
RachelO 💖💖💖 9mo
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Sleeper's Castle | Barbara Erskine
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My tag line 😊 My job is quite stressful and today was an especially stressful day, I've kept myself going with the promise of an hours reading later, or the audio book if I'm flagging!

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Sleeper's Castle | Barbara Erskine
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I tend to have a physical book and an audio book on the go. Audio books usually listened to when I can't sleep. I'm listening a Barbara Erskine....also reading one of hers and finding it quite cosy despite the ghostly happenings. I need cosy at the moment, so another Erskine one it needed to be 😊

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The Ghost Tree | Barbara Erskine
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I'm waiting for a dud! I've had such a run of fabulous books I'm sure I must be due a fair to middling read. I hope Barbara isn't going to let me down!

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You Let Me In | Lucy Clarke
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Can't tell you how much I want to be curled up at home reading this book! It's really got me gripped! Instead I'm driving eldest daughter to Newcastle (North of England) for a Uni open day. We live in the North but Newcastle is northerer 😉 Going to take the book along in the hope of a 10 min reprieve. This here's The Angel of the North a towering roadside piece by British sculpter Anthony Gormley. Taken by daughter on our initial uni seeking trip

RadicalReader Always the best time spent curled up with an incredible novel that completely utterly grips you had that moment when reading 9mo
RedLeaves @RadicalReader oooh I've added that to my tbr stack! Looks good. You Let Me In definitely gets under your skin. I was jumping at every little noise reading in bed last night...not great as it's blowing an absolute hooley outside so there's noise aplenty! 😂 9mo
RadicalReader @RedLeaves definitely the type of background noise that works perfectly with your novel by the sounds of it 9mo
RachelO Hope the open day goes well. 9mo
RedLeaves @RachelO Thank you 😊 me too, can't really deal with her changing her mind at this stage! Haha 9mo
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You Let Me In | Lucy Clarke
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75 pages in and enjoying. Already I suspect the sister, the ex, the bro in law, the neighbour, the publisher and librarian....I'm starting to suspect myself! And my dog is looking a bit shifty 👀

TrishB 😂😂 9mo
RedLeaves @TrishB Haha, it may be getting under my skin a bit 🤔 9mo
RadicalReader @RedLeaves the quote you have for your bio honestly couldn‘t be any more beautiful or accurate 9mo
wordzie 😁❤ 9mo
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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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This is SO twisty! Really kept me guessing, made me exclaim out loud on three occasions, made me SOB (I'm a bit emotional at the moment in fairness) so so very good. Been spoilt with my last two reads! If you read it and don't absolutely just fall in love with the adorable Murray then we can't be friends

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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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Awful book hangover from The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton, so going for something completely different

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I can't be objective about this book, I just absolutely adored every single word of it. I'm actually tempted to start again! Oooh and also, the author follows me on Instagram 🙊 and is as thoroughly lovely and witty and bohemian as I like wonderful authors to be! (ft new book light, little gift from my mother)
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RadicalReader I love how the lighting in this picture makes the cover glow seriously terrific 9mo
RedLeaves @RadicalReader Such a good gift from my Mum! 9mo
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It's a beautiful day in Yorkshire! Very warm for the time of year, so only right that I sit out with my new read. Absolutely loving it so far!

RealLifeReading That looks so lovely! 10mo
Tamra It‘s so hard to imagine from my corner of the world. Enjoy! 10mo
RedLeaves @RealLifeReading Thank you 😊 it was heavenly! Forgot how the sun improves your mood! 10mo
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RedLeaves @Tamra Where are you?? 10mo
Tamra @RedLeaves Minnesota, US. 🥶❄️☃️ Blizzard forecast tonight, so you are definitely in a lovely spot! 10mo
RedLeaves @Tamra oh my gosh yes we've been lucky to have a warm sunny day then! Although they're saying the snow is heading over around Easter time possibly. Stay safe and warm 🤗 10mo
RadicalReader No better pairing than a beautiful beverage and beloved book. I‘ve been enjoying sweet tea thanks to my Kureig and sweet tea k cups honestly should‘ve been born in the south but I enjoy living like I was 9mo
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The Sandman | Lars Kepler
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I'm a huge fan of the Joona Limma series, I try to leave big gaps between reading as I know I'm almost at the end of the series. I ordered my copy of the previous one - The Fire Girl - from ebay as I wanted a hardback copy, when it arrived it was signed by the authors! Bonus!

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Eeny Meeny | M. J. Arlidge
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Well it's not for the faint of heart!! I read alot of thrillers including scandi noir which can be grim... But... this is quite brutal and parts made me feel physically sick. Having said that, that's not all there is to it, really enjoyed the story and did not see the twist coming at all. I like Helen Grace and bought because I'd read another of the series without realising it was part of a series. Looking forward to the next.

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A Pinch of Magic | Michelle Harrison
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Couldn't resist another pic of this, it's so beautiful! The stacking dolls are relevant. YA fiction but lovely escapism

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A Pinch of Magic | Michelle Harrison
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Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse.

Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.

Just getting started. Such a beautiful cover!

Traci1 Ooh I would totally read that book without knowing anything about it. It's gorgeous. 10mo
RedLeaves @Traci1 Isn't it just! 10mo
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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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Appear to have accidentally developed a little family book club! Kicking off with this thriller from Lisa Jewell. Looking forward to pretending to discuss it while drinking wine! 🍷 😉

RadicalReader Really wish I had discovered your Litsy page sooner you sure do enjoy some excellent reads 9mo
RedLeaves @RadicalReader I've had some GREAT reads recently! Either I've gotten really good at choosing or I've been lucky, either way Ioving it 😊 9mo
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Staying with Peter James for my next read. Was very taken with his interview on radio 2, seems like an interesting charasmatic guy! Really enjoyed Absolute Proof which I finished this morning.

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Absolute Proof | Peter James
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Gone back to this one now after needing an easier lighter read. First Peter James I've read, I'm around a third of the way through and I have to say I'm gripped! Maybe one or two points have been over simplified? But I guess for the story to move forward that's necessary. That's my only slight criticism though so far

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The Librarian | Salley Vickers
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1958, Sylvia is the town's new children's librarian and is on a mission to get the town's children excited about books and reading. However, her affair with the married GP and her befriending of his daughter and her landlady's neglected granddaughter ignite the prejudices of the locals, threatening her job and the library itself.