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Shazzer

Shazzer

Joined May 2016

Books = Happiness
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Gross, interesting, informative in a murderous kind of way. Loved it

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The Ashes of London | Andrew Taylor
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A good find in the Library. Reminded me a bit of Shardlake series. Cannot wait to read the other books in this series

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Gross but incredibly interesting. Makes u think about death but not in a fearful way.

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Set in medieval times in Cambridge england. Children are being murdered and the Jewish community are being blamed. The King Henry the 2nd calls in an expert. As a woman she would be burned as a witch. Her and her companions have to solve the mystery before more children die but keep their identity a secret

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The Museum of Broken Relationships | Olinka Vistica, Drazen Grubisic
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A surprising touching book. Each page has a photo and a brief story on what happened to the relationship. One paragraph can break your heart better than a whole novel.

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Well this answered my question would I like to own a bookstore. 😀 This man has some patience. From wacky staff to even wackier customers.This was my book for the bus commute this week. I have laughed a lot and now follow on Facebook.

LoveToReadLiveToRead Haha, me too! Idle daydreams of my own bookshop quashed within the first chapter! Made me want to visit Wigtown though. 2y
Shazzer Me too. I would love to meet Nancy 2y
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Was our US correspondent from RTE. She meets with various people and asks them why they voted Trump. Their answers are really interesting as people who voted for him are presented a certain way by various media.This book gives you pause for thought

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Educational and hilarious. 100 women that would make President Tantrum quake in his boots. Also adding to my tbr list as I want to read more about some of these women

Louise This looks fun and refreshing! Added to TBR! 2y
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"A" is for Alibi | Sue Grafton
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Mehso-so

I would say A is for Alright. An okay murder mystery. Cannot understand all the descriptions of our heroine running though.

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Why Did You Lie? | Yrsa Sigurardttir
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A great chilling thriller for these cold winter evening's

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Great read. It was the cover that caught my eye. It's amazing that even today people are still obsessed with how young girls must behave. I suppose it's as the saying goes the more things change the more they stay the same. For example the Daily Mail is still judgemental 😀

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Miseducation Years | Paul Howard, Ross O'Carroll-Kelly
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I laughed so much. Based in the posh side of Dublin Ross is such a horrible person. So entitled and full of bull. It's set in his leaving cert year and also trying to win school rugby cup. He is juggling school, sport, his parents and complicated love life My fav bits were the speeches given by the priest to rally the kids before matches. He quotes scripture and will do anything to win the school cup

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Les Parisiennes | Anne Sebba
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A book that shows the best and the worst of the human spirit. Stories of courage no how small the deed but also stories of greed and selfishness. But what I found very heartbreaking was the treatment of the women who survived the camps afterwards. The government and the people didn't want to know

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If you have someone in your life who loves all things beauty products get them this book. I only picked this up as something light to read. It brought back memories of things the women in my family used and use.

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Interesting read. It's about the first ladies from the 1960s onwards. It's talks about the relationships between the ladies and their husbands and also the way first ladies support or don't in some cases

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The Strangler Vine | M.J. Carter
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Okay it was the cover that attracted me. Set in India in 1830s. A famous poet goes missing. Blake and Avery are thrown together to find him. It's a case of opposites having to work together. Throw in class snobbery, thuggee gangs, assassination attempts, it's a boys adventure story. The whole time I was reading it I was was thinking BBC drama adaption and who would I cast in the roles 😀

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The Cure For Death By Lightning | Gail Anderson-Dargatz
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I don't know if I can say I liked this book. I wanted to finish it as my heart used to break for Beth. I wanted to see how her story panned out but I can't say other characters in the book drew me in like her

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Just finished this book. I read this in 2 days. There are 3 different stories and you root for the 3 main Parts of it are heartbreaking. Shem who is a mute boy locked away really got to me. Cannot recommend this highly enough

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Good Me, Bad Me | Ali Land
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If you want a holiday read that leaves you more and more unsettled as you get further into the book then this is the book for you. Loved it

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Saw this in library and picked it up. Loved Pitch Perfect. It's like a series of essays on growing up and her journey to becoming the star she is today. Her start in theatre is mad when you consider her age. At that age my only ambition was to just get through school year to holidays. She has a great writing style. Very conversational. Some funny moments.

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Got this book for my dad from the library. So I read it along with him. Was fun asking him things about it and him telling me stories about things in the book. But without a doubt the most scary sentence was a group of Bishops asked the Taoiseach to ban women over 18 from leaving Ireland to protect their purity.

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Well if ever someone is owed a HRH title it is Wallis. While not a very likeable person she certainly shouldn't have married the complete and utter gobshite that was Edward. My God the British dodged a bullet with his abdication.

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This was the book I wanted Gone Girl to be. Lily is such a great character. Thrilling read. You can't wait to get to the next chapter and as for the ending 😀. I know when I give this my friends for a lend its going to take a long time to come back to me.

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Spectacles | Sue Perkins
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Like an episode of Bake Off. You have laughter, tears, moments when u groan, moments when u are mortified. A charming book 😀

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Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch
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I love love love this series. I have to pace myself reading the books as I would just read them all in the one go. It's like the x files but with Magic. The characters are well written. It's laugh out loud funny in places. A young American student is murdered and found in the underground and the Old Bill have to call in PC Grant and his boss Nightingale. I just came across this series by chance and am so glad I gave it a go

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December Bride | Sam Hanna Bell
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The story of Sarah who is a servant in the Echlins farm. She has a child for one of the brothers but won't say who. For years this refusal affects all in the community she lives. This story is set in Ulster. I really liked this. The obsession with land and farm reminds me of The Field.

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Set in my home city of Cork. All of the characters are messed up one way or the other and find themselves in situations u wouldnt wise on anyone. I wouldn't say that I found myself liking anybody but I needed to know what happened to everyone. I read this over two days. Once I started I needed to finish.

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The Raven's Head | Karen Maitland
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This was one of good reads suggestions for me. I enjoyed it. Medieval mystery. It had betrayal, black magic, mad barons and monks. An enjoyable read. Flew through it. First book from this author and won't be the last

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As a person who loved her gran very much and spent many a holiday with her, this was a lovely read. I have never read this author before. I laughed out loud, even had a teary moment. A big thumbs up

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The Gargoyle | Andrew Davidson
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This book had me hooked from the get go. It is so imaginative. It's a redemptive story through the ages. Now it's not the most conventional love story but just go with it and give it a chance

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A friend gave me this to read. So easy to read. I really enjoy a murder mystery. Mind you my other half is worried that I have lots of crime novels lined up and said that I might try reading something light☺. HAve read 3 of this series but not it order. I wonder does this matter.

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Cousin Bette | Honor de Balzac
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I decided at the start of the year to try read a few classics. This probably wasn't the best to start with. It's so melodramatic. It was when the Brazilian "cousin" turned up that I lost the will to keep reading.

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Casting Agents for this film obviously never read the book. At first I thought yeah I like this book but then it started to annoy me as I was thinking the plot was getting completely implausible. By the time I got to the closing chapters I was thinking I wish I could erase this book from my memory and get the money back for my bank account.

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The Wicked Boy | Kate Summerscale
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Enjoyed this book. From the brutal murder to how Robert lived his life afterwards was so interesting. I especially liked the description of the trial and the press reactions. Things haven't changed. Really like this author

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Skippy Dies: A Novel | Paul Murray
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I was envious of Skippy dying as I read this book.

BookishMarginalia Like your review! 3y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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Could not put this book down. I was hooked from first chapter. Based on the story of the last woman to be executed in Iceland

LeahBergen I really enjoyed this one, too! 3y
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I just spotted this in library. Very interesting woman. For fans of the show I would suggest reading it.

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This Must Be the Place | Maggie O'Farrell
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Loved this book. Each chapter covers a different period of time in the characters lives. While Daniel needs a good slap on the head Claudette and the other characters make this book a worthwhile read

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A God in Ruins | Kate Atkinson
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Enjoyed this book. Each chapter starts a different period in time of Teddy's life. It's the companion book to Life After Life so it's great to read about the characters from that book again

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Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
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I loved loved loved the first half of this book but then it just went downhill. Jean Perdu was such a promising character but my god the self flagellation was so boring after a while so I skipped the rest of the book

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I can't say I loved this book. Yes there are moments when I laughed out loud ( the emails from the school are so funny) and the relationship been Bernadette and Bee is fab. But the ending it just left me cold.

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918 | Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Game of Thrones has nothing on this. This is going to be some book to read

J.Isgriggs One of my favorites!! 3y
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The Romanovs: 1613-1918 | Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Finally got a copy of this book. Cannot wait to start ☺

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Midnight is a Lonely Place | Barbara Erskine
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I am not sure if I like or hated this book. was a bit melodramatic for my taste but I had to keep reading it to find out what happened. My aunt is a fan and gave me a few to read while I recover after an operation. Might read something else before I try another book

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My God what an amazing mother and father Oscar had. I never knew how interesting they were. The first half focuses on them. The second half is like watching a car crash happening as you realise how self destructive Oscar and his brother William were.

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Isabella Robinson diary was used by her husband for the purpose of divorce. The fact that extracts were printed in newspapers was shocking. Her private thoughts and feelings. I can't help but wonder how the Victorians would cope with the oversharing we have nowadays on TV reality shows ☺ I really enjoyed this book

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Asking For It | Louise O'Neill
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This is a heartbreaking read. I think men and women should read it. It makes you think about our views on sexual violence, victim blaming, the glorification of small town hero's and how social media is used.

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Green Road | Anne Enright
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I loved this book. Okay none of the characters were likeable but the way Rosealeen played her children with her Irish Mammy Guilt was so funny to read. She is not the greatest of mammies and her kids are screwed up. It was so easy to read.

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Children Act | Ian McEwan
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So I followed The Color Purple with this book. Big mistake . I could not connect with the characters. There are endless descriptions of the routes the main character walks to get home. I know I should have felt sad for Adam as he has to make a decision about accepting life saving treatment but I got to a stage where I thought I don't care what happens to you. Not for me I'm afraid

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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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What a book. It's sad, uplifting, moving. For a small book it packs such an emotional punch.

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