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RhianJMartin

RhianJMartin

Joined August 2017

Novelist.✍️? Check out my book, "A Different Familiar," here on Litsy! ?? www.rhianjmartin.com
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Grey for today, and some really wonderful books in this often forgotten-about color. Have you read any? 🐘📓

#grey #gray #color #silver #colorful #quiet #susancain #introvert #introversion #maevebinchy #maevestimes #sherlock #sherlockholmes #arthurconandoyle #sirarthurconandoyle #strunkandwhite #theelementsofstyle

Graciouswarriorprincess I have read all of them except for Maeve's Time. 4mo
RhianJMartin @Graciouswarriorprincess That's wonderful! "Maeve's Times" is more of a collection than a story, but very entertaining nonetheless! ? 4mo
TheEllieMo I‘ve just read Quiet, but my edition is pure white! 4mo
RhianJMartin @TheEllieMo Is it really? I've never seen that edition, but I'm going to look it up right now! 🙂 4mo
TheEllieMo @RhianJMartin yeah, apart from the sub-title, it‘s all white, the title and author‘s name are embossed in white on white 4mo
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Beatlebone | Kevin Barry
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Today's color is red! And what a collection of books... have you read any of these? Most recently I read "Beatlebone" - what a challenging, intriguing read! ❤️??

#red #redbooks #books #bookshelf #kevinbarry #beatlebone #virginiawoolf #woolf #mrsdalloway #fever #marybethkeane #michellesacks #youweremadeforthis

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I'm so ready for fall (my favorite season!), so today I'm sharing the autumnal color of brown! Can't wait for those leaves to start changing... 🍁🍂📙

#brownbooks #brown #autumn #fall #books #color #colorful #jamesjoyce #williamfaulkner #dubliners #asilaydying #onlytheriverrunsfree #aportraitoftheartistasayoungman #andyandrews #thenoticer #bodieandbrockthoene #bookshelf

emz711 I am too! Can't wait #fall #leaves 4mo
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Another blue post - but this time, light blue, in all different shades! Of the four featured above, which author is your favorite? I know that's a pretty tough call... 😉💙📘

#lightblue #blue #agathachristie #virginiawoolf #roddydoyle #ceciliaahearn #psiloveyou #andthentherewerenone #theguts #thevoyageout #colorful #color #books #flowers #bookshelf

rretzler Agatha Christie is one of my favorite authors period. I‘ve read Virginia Woolf but not the others. (edited) 4mo
RhianJMartin @rretzler I love Agatha Christie too! 💚 I haven't read anything besides PS I Love You from Ahearn, but I've read quite a bit by Woolf. Roddy Doyle is fantastic. If you've never given his work a try, you should! 😊 4mo
rretzler Thanks for the rec. I‘ll have to put Doyle on my list. 4mo
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limada I've only read P.S. I Love You out of the pile, but I read it before the movie came out and absolutely loved it. Not sure I'd call Cecilia Ahern a favourite author, but she hasn't disappointed so far. 4mo
RhianJMartin @limada Yes, there was definitely more storyline in the book than what the movie portrayed (isn't that always the case? Haha!), but I like the movie, too. 🙂 Have you read anything else by Cecilia Ahern that you'd recommend? 📙 4mo
marleed Loved PS I Love You - the book then movie. I just reread the book so my memories would be with the book in anticipation of the sequel which doesn‘t get to the US until next spring :( 4mo
limada @RhianJMartin I think Flawed and Perfect are the only other two I've read, though I have a feeling there's another one; I just can't place the name - even after looking up her book titles. Her writing style just feels comfortable to me, so the stories flow easily. 4mo
RhianJMartin @marleed You know, I heard someone talking about the sequel but didn't realize it was actually happening! That's great news though. 🙂 There's always a wait, it seems... I'm a big BBC Masterpiece fan so I'm forever waiting for those shows to air in the US! ⌚ 4mo
RhianJMartin @limada Thanks for letting me know - I will put those on my TBR list! 😊📚 I'm the same way with Maeve Binchy novels... there's something that just feels like home when I read them. 💚 4mo
marleed It‘s called Postscript (get it!) and set 15 years after the book ends. The UK cover is gorgeous and they are rereleasing a ps I love you paperback to coordinate. I‘m so excited for the sequel that I started following the author on Instagram to keep up with news on it! 4mo
RhianJMartin @marleed Oh, that's great! I'll have to follow her on Instagram, too. ? Looking forward to "Postscript" - let me know your thoughts after you read it! ? 4mo
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audraelizabeth Im currently reading the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society. 4mo
RhianJMartin @audraelizabeth How do you like it so far? 4mo
audraelizabeth Its different. Im reading it as an ebook and there is a lot of annotations so lots of back and forth, the ebook is also over 400 pages and im about 45 or so in. 4mo
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RhianJMartin @audraelizabeth If I remember correctly from my time reading it, the story begins to pick up a bit mid-novel. I hope it gets better for you! 🙂 4mo
audraelizabeth Me to. Its the only ebook i have left for the #readingrush readathon. 4mo
marleed I just read your tagged book and kinda loved it. I immediately followed up with the Netflix movie which I liked. But of course, the book was better‘ 4mo
RhianJMartin @marleed I agree - both are great! So glad to hear you enjoyed the story. 🙂 4mo
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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 4mo
RhianJMartin @rretzler Thank you! 🙂 4mo
britt_brooke Pretty! 4mo
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RhianJMartin @britt_brooke Thanks so much! 😊 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Pretty picture! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
RhianJMartin @CoffeeNBooks Thanks!! 💚 4mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💙 4mo
RhianJMartin @Slajaunie Thank you! 💛 4mo
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BooknerdsLife Beautiful books & beautiful photo 💙 4mo
RhianJMartin @BooknerdsLife Thank you! 🙂 4mo
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Gorgeous green today! ☘️📗💚 One of my favorite colors. What's your favorite color? Let me know and I'll share a post featuring books of that color!

#theprincessbride #williamgoldman #janeausten #senseandsensibility #livingabroadinireland #ireland #paullynch #redskyinmorning #green #greenbooks #colors #colorful #colorfulshelf #bookshelf

CherylRussell Blue! The Princess Bride wasn‘t what I expected, but that was a good thing. I enjoyed reading it. 🙂 4mo
RhianJMartin @CherylRussell Thanks Cheryl! 🙂 I'll make sure to share a blue book pile next! 💙 I liked The Princess Bride too - it's a very funny book! 4mo
marleed Turquoise spines are so sweet! 4mo
emz711 Princess bride FTW! 2mo
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The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom
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keepingupwiththepenguins What a gorgeous stack!! 😍 😍 😍 4mo
RhianJMartin @keepingupwiththepenguins Thank you! So glad you like it! 😊 4mo
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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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I've been exploring my bookshelves lately. Don't you love looking at book cover designs and noticing what sort of colors are used? Teal seems to be a rare one, but I still managed to find four books with gorgeous teal covers and spines. 📚🐚

Have you read any of these books? 🤔

#teal #colorful #bookshelf #deebrown #theairyoubreathe #princecaspian #narnia #maevebinchy #thechroniclesofnarnia #francesdepontespeebles #cslewis

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A Different Familiar | Rhian J. Martin
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Just another quote from my novel, "A Different Familiar." The story is set in beautiful Galway, Ireland - a place that is very close to my heart. ?

#adifferentfamiliar #galway #ireland #irish #fiction #novel #book #mybook #writer #author #loveireland #galwaygirl #books

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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It doesn't seem like he wants to share, does it? 🦖🦕📚

#jurassicpark #dinosaur #thelostworld #michaelcrichton #scifi #sciencefiction #trex #dino #dinosaurs #book #books

BooknerdsLife 😆❤️ 4mo
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Milady | Laura L. Sullivan
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Gotta love book mail! ?? Books are my favorite thing to receive in the postbox. ? Looking forward to delving in to "Milady" by Laura R. Sullivan!

#milady #threemusketeers #goodreads #newbook #bookmail #post #mail #book #books #toread #thethreemusketeers

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The Crowning: | Nattie Kate Mason
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My friend Nattie Kate Mason wrote this book! ? It's called "The Crowning: Book 1" and the sequel is set to come out soon! ??

#nattiekatemason #thecrowning #fantasy #ebook #author #indieauthor #authorfriends #kingdom #crown

RhianJMartin @CoffeeNBooks Thank you! Happy to be here! 🙂📘 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌹 4mo
RhianJMartin @Eggs Thank you so much! 😊 4mo
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Himself: A Novel | Jess Kidd
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I am so in love with this book! 🐝🍃 Not only is the cover art beautiful, but the story is captivating. Jess Kidd writes her characters - both human and ghost - into the same world, sharing an adjacent existence. Her prose is poetically crafted and a delight to read! 📗

#jesskidd #himself #ireland #book #ghost #irish #fiction #inlove #readmore #beautiful #coverart

DebinHawaii I really enjoyed this one too! Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 4mo
RhianJMartin @DebinHawaii So glad to hear that - yes, it's a lovely book! And thank you, very happy to be here. 😊📙 4mo
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A Different Familiar | Rhian J. Martin
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Okay, please forgive me in advance for how often I may post about it, but this is my novel! I'm just really proud of it and I hope readers enjoy it, too. ?

"A Different Familiar" is a contemporary fiction novel that highlights cross-cultural and intergenerational connections forged between Irish and Americans in contemporary Galway, Ireland. ??

#galway #ireland #irish #adifferentfamiliar #fiction #travel #book #author #writer #novel #novelist

keepingupwiththepenguins Congratulations!!! You should be proud, it's such a long road to publication, hats off to you!!! 👏 🎉 ❤ 4mo
RhianJMartin @keepingupwiththepenguins Thank you so much - it means a lot! 💚 4mo
Sarah83 Congrats 😍 4mo
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RhianJMartin @Sarah83 Thanks so much! 💛 4mo
DebinHawaii Congratulations! Great cover too! 💙 4mo
RhianJMartin @DebinHawaii Thank you! Absolutely thrilled that you like the cover! 😁📔✨ 4mo
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Over the moon with my new "Headmaster's Office" candle from Frostbeard Studio! If Dumbledore's office smelled this good, I don't think I'd mind getting into trouble! ?️?‍♂️⚡?

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light." ?

#candle #newcandle #frostbeardstudio #writerlife #harrypotter #albusdumbledore #dumbledore #talesofbeedlethebard #magic #beedlethebard #jkrowling #books #dumbledorequotes

LeslieO I love those Frostbeard candles! 4mo
RhianJMartin @LeslieO Me too! They smell delicious and burn so nicely! 🕯️ 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love Frostbeard candles! I have so many, I'm addicted.... Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 4mo
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Looking forward to reading "American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt" soon. ????

#reading #author #book #books #goodreads #lovereading #novel #bookworm #historicalfiction #fiction

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A Different Familiar | Rhian J. Martin
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From my own novel, "A Different Familiar," Chapter 31, page 324. ??✈️?

#novel #novelist #writer #adifferentfamiliar #book #books #travel #ireland #irish #fiction #writing #quote #quotation #galway

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Not too long ago, I received a lovely literary postcard in the mail from a dear friend. It features one of the most beautiful and profound quotes from "Persuasion" by Jane Austen. ?✒? "I am half agony, half hope."

#book #author #writer #postcard #janeausten #persuasion #austen #novel #books #letters #mail #post #literaryquotes #bookquotes #literature #halfagonyhalfhope #lovereading #snailmail #friendship #novelist

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So incredibly thankful to have received this book! "The Last Matchmaker" by Willie Daly is one of the most unique finds! ????

#books #authorlife #writer #lovebooks #lovereading #matchmaking #lisdoonvarna #booklove #loveireland #book #author #bookworm #countyclare #reading #williedaly

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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My Book of the Month pick for May was "How Not to Die Alone" by Richard Roper.

I didn't know what I'd think of this read at first, but I am so thrilled I chose it! I've fallen head over heels for this book. It's quirky, funny, sweet, witty, and introspective. At the end of the day, I really just think it's a prime piece of fiction. It reminds me of both the American and British versions of "The Office" in the best way possible! ???

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Research, research, research - an absolute must for writers! I took this photo while doing some of my preliminary research for "A Different Familiar." Gotta love Galway! ???☘️
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#galway #galwayireland #galwaygirl #lovegalway #ireland #secondhome #irish #loveireland #eire #novelist #research #history #irishhistory #novelwriting #writer #writerlife #notes #notetaking #ideas #inspiration #gaillimh #love #takemeback #bookresearch #reading

TheSpineView Welcome to Litsy! 💜📚 4mo
RhianJMartin @TheSpineView Thank you! Very glad to be here! 💛📗 4mo
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Getting books in the mail is one of the best feelings! Looking forward to reading "Once A Midwife" by Patricia Harman. Thanks to HarperCollins for sending me this book! ???

#newbook #readmore #reading #toread #post #mail #lovebooks #lovereading #bookworm #bibliophile #books #goodreads

marleed Some people dream about winning the lottery! I dream about the day a publisher draws my name from goodreads for a free book! ...Okay, maybe I dream about a lottery win, too! 4mo
RhianJMartin @marleed I hope you win soon (lottery, Goodreads, or both)! 🙂 I find the more consistently I enter on Goodreads, the more often I'm selected. I had to enter a ton of them at the start! Best of luck! ☘️📚 4mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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My Book of the Month selection for April was Sally Rooney's "Normal People." As a writer of Irish fiction, it's important to me that I read up on my genre, so I'm always thrilled when BOTM features an ideal selection I can add to my bookshelf. ????

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The Golden Hour: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Fresh Stella D'Oro daylilies and a pristine copy of Beatriz Williams' "The Golden Hour" is a perfect summertime pairing, don't you think? ?☀️?

#beatrizwilliams #thegoldenhour #newbook #flowers #bookworm #lilies #arc #historicalfiction #newreads #newbooks #toread

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What's your favorite Shakespearean work? One of my favorites is Macbeth! How could it not be with wonderfully dark (albeit beautiful) lines like "Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires." ✨?✨

#shakespeare #williamshakespeare #thebard #completeworks #macbeth #playwright #shakespearean #play #theatre

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