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Spud

Joined July 2017

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Arven 1: Eragon by Christopher Paolini
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The Just So Stories | Rudyard Kipling
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Finding a new book shop is the perfect way to pull yourself out of a reading slump!

I absolutely love the relaxed quirky feel to #Libreria . Thanks #Buzzfeed for the recommendation.

#bookhaul #Libreria #Bookshop #London #eastend #NewFind #Love

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Den of Wolves | Juliet Marillier
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Pickpick

Just finished the Blackthorn & Grim series by Juliette Marillier, it's definitely a 'pick' from me. The first book in the series 'Dreamers Pool' was gripping from the start. The characters were gritty and engaging, you feel involved in their story and you want to follow it through to the end.

My only gripe is that the endings of each book (especially the last) felt rushed and 'convenient'. But that doesn't take away from the enjoyment.

Nutmegnc One of my favorites of all time!!! And the audiobook is amazing!!! 5y
Spud Have you read any of her other series? 5y
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Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Panpan

Would someone please explain to me what they liked about this book? Because I am at a loss. After reading the reviews I was looking forward to an amazing read and instead I got a pointless rambling about nothing....
#opinions #essex #pointless

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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A tad harsh 😂😂😂

#Essex #London #Half-wit #Harsh #SarahPerry #Funny #Backwater

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Bailedbailed

If only I could have binned it! The first book was bad but I thought I would give the second a chance... Mistake! Characters are simplistic, poorly written plot, more sex than substance. This is basically erotica with a poorly written story in the background.....

#Terrible #Bail #Binned #Next #CSPacat #Boring #Trilogy

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Great #bookclub today @Pheonixlike . Beers, gin and good book talk. I think we agreed on a solid 7/10 for #ReadyPlayerOne but may have become too distracted to rate #ChildrenOfTime so I'm going to go ahead and suggest 7/10 again. Do you agree?

#booktalk #lunch #suggestions #newbook

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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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Love the genre. Love the writing. I just found Fanny SUCH a goody two shoes! Plus the casual incest didn't really do it for me either .... Haha

#classic #JaneAusten #cousins #Fanny

readinginthedark Casual incest? 5y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Imagine a world where over night #women find they have the power over life and death , literally, at their finger tips. What world would that create? The characters were well written with great development. The story was engaging and gets you thinking about the state of the world we live in and how easily situations can reach breaking point. Worth a read.

#ThePower #gender #patriarchy #matriarchy #equality #read

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Great book + favourite mug = a good night 😎

#ThursdayNight #Coffee #EmmaBridgewater #Happiness #BookishThings #Love

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Untitled | Unknown
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I'm buying into the hype and giving it a try! I hope I don't regret it......🙈
#NewIn #NaomiAlderman #AugustRead #TBR #BaileysWomensPrize #NeedaCoffee #ThePower

Ms_T I'm looking forward to your review as I've had my eye on this book for a while. 6y
Spud @Ms_T I'm only 50 pages in and I'm hooked. I have high hopes! 6y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I'll play!

3 - Fantasy, historic fiction & classics
3 - Edward Rutherford, George R Martin & Charlotte Brontë
3 - (Oh this isn't fair!) Jane Eyre, Lord of the Rings & ASOIAF
2 - Sorry, I'm new here. But @Pheonixlike looks good.
2 - Brick Lane Bookshop & @Waterstones
2 - Amazon & Etsy
1 - My ' The book was better' jumper
1 - My reading chair
1 - Summer
#game #fun #questions #bookworm @Jess7

Jess7 Thanks for participating! 🤗 That is awesome that you have a special reading chair too! 6y
Spud It's 'my spot' 😁 6y
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 6y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Every now and then it's nice to go back to an old classic. It's even nicer when a little someone decides to join you 👩‍🎓#classic #mrdarcy #prideandprejudice #sunday #relax

Ms_T Welcome to Litsy! 6y
Spud Thanks @Ms_T 🤙 6y
SharonGoforth That's a lovely picture! Welcome to Litsy! 6y
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mcipher So cute!! Welcome to Litsy. 👍 6y
Spud Thanks all 😀 6y
DebReads4fun Beautiful photo! Welcome to Litsy! 6y
Spud Thanks @DebReads4fun . I really wish I had enough time to sit down and add to my 'read' and 'to read' lists. Loving Litsy! 6y
MrBook Awww 6y
Leannr Such a cute photo! 5y
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The Gender Game | Bella Forrest
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I'm looking for some sanity! I read the first two books of Gender Game series, they were just awful. Bad writing, bad characters ruined what could have been a good story. All I keep hearing and seeing everywhere is how good they are and they are the next big series.

Is there anyone out there who agrees with me?

#gendergames #review

DebinHawaii I haven't read them but welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀 Hope you enjoy it here! 6y
Spud Thanks. I'm still trying to find my way around! 😀 6y
TheKidUpstairs Welcome to Litsy! 6y
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laurieluna Welcome to Litsy! 😄🎉 6y
MrBook Belatedly, welcome to @Litsy ! Just warning you now, you won't want to leave. 😆👏🏻 6y
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