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arlenefinnigan

arlenefinnigan

Joined September 2016

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Cinfhen At last 💚 now
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It sure is.

TrishB 😂😂 who‘d invent such a system 17h
arlenefinnigan @TrishB à Tory bastard, that's who 😉 16h
TrishB 😂😂 16h
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Revolver: The Secret History of The Beatles | Geoffrey Giuliano, Avalon Giuliano
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Cinfhen Love those boys 💙 1d
Eggs @Cinfhen 4ever💗 1d
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The Amber Spyglass | Philip Pullman
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Next up

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The Subtle Knife | Philip Pullman
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What a cliffhanger to end on! No spoilers but Pullman REALLY puts the reader through the emotional wringer here. A great read, if somewhat brutal at times. The characters are as engaging as ever. Great narration too - it really makes a difference having a full cast. Getting stuck straight into the final book of the trilogy.

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Liverpool Liver Birds | Ali Harwood
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A little #Masterpiece that has been one of the high points of my reading year 💜 #Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ha!! Have you read this #Masterpiece @TrishB ?!?!!? 2d
TrishB @Cinfhen no but it looks like I should! 2d
Cinfhen I think you should too @TrishB ❤️ 2d
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A Star Called Henry | Roddy Doyle
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Cinfhen This might be good for #ReadingEurope2020 #Ireland 3d
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen you're spoilt for choice with Irish options! This is brilliant, as is Doyle's Barrytown trilogy. Milkman by Anna Burns is brilliant, if quite challenging. I really enjoyed All We Shall Know by Dónal Ryan. If you'd prefer nonfiction there are plenty of books about the Troubles - I love Eamonn McCann's books and I've got Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe lined up to read. And if you want poetry, there is of course uncle Séamus Heaney. 2d
Cinfhen Ive taken a screenshot !!! Thanks for all the recommendations 2d
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😂 NO IT IS NOT TOO EARLY TO PUT UP THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

julesG No, it's not. 4d
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This is a very niche football reference, but Pete Wild is a #TrueBlue, having supported Oldham Athletic since he was a child. When we sacked yet another manager a year ago, he was promoted from youth team coach to first coach, despite having only previously coached kids. He guided us to an FA Cup win over then-Premiership club Fulham, and it was such a fairytale the BBC turned it into a comic strip. #Movember @Cinfhen

arlenefinnigan The unfortunate postscript is that our club owner is an incompetent interfering clown and Pete Wild left the club in the summer. He's now doing a good job managing Halifax. They're 4th in the National League (5th tier) and we're 22nd in League Two (4th tier) so there's every chance they'll be in a higher division than us next year. We're doing what we can to get rid of our useless owner and his even worse 'Director Of Football' brother. 4d
Cinfhen As a fan it all sounds super frustrating ! 4d
TrishB Football owner shenanigans 😕 4d
arlenefinnigan We're having a protest march before out game v Leyton Orient on 7th December. There are rumours that people are looking to buy club so we're going to put as much pressure on Lemsagam to sell up and leave as possible. 4d
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Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies | Charles H. Elliott, Laura L. Smith
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Cinfhen 😪😪😪Bipolar Disorder is a terrible illness 5d
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Spent many hours #Frozen at Boundary Park #Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I was expecting a Moomin but footie is good too 😘 6d
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen - that made me 🤣 ‘I was expecting a Moomin...‘ 6d
Cinfhen @squirrelbrain 😘😘😘 6d
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Cinfhen I‘ve been curious about this book / have you read it?? 1w
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen not yet. The Vegetarian was fascinating though. 1w
Cinfhen That‘s STILL on my TBR 1w
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Cinfhen Nice 😇 1w
GatheringBooks oh i have a copy of this! i try to read it when the new year begins. :) 1w
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Have a great day everyone

TrishB 😂😂 you too 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 1w
arlenefinnigan Did you know that female kangaroos have 3 vaginas, but male kangaroos only have a 2 pronged penis? This book is very educational. 1w
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julesG Interesting fun fact. 1w
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 1w
SquidgetsRoom I loved this book! 1w
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 1w
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Stacypatrice Beautiful cover 💖 1w
Cinfhen I love this cover and I‘m always curious about this book. I‘m just not a fan of short story collections 🤨 1w
Emilymdxn I adore this book! The story Red Dirt Witch is potentially one of my all time fave short stories! 1w
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Cinfhen I‘m drawn to this cover and the blurb is definitely intriguing #stacked 1w
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Moominvalley is a #GhostTown in November #Movember @Cinfhen

Texreader Cute! 2w
TrishB ♥️♥️ 2w
Cinfhen Great photo 💓 2w
merelybookish Love it! 2w
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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Cinfhen I know a few folks who could benefit from this book🤪 2w
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#ReadHarder challenge 21: a comic by an LGBTQIA creator

arlenefinnigan Challenge 22, rather. Miscounted again and said 'challenge 16' twice. The things you find out when the trapped nerve in your neck wakes you up at 5.45am. 2d
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Cinfhen Yup to chocolate and music 🍫🎵 ❤️ 2w
jenniferw88 I did a similar theme to you! 🤣 2w
Sace Now I want chocolate. 2w
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Cinfhen Seems like you and @squirrelbrain had the same extrovert/introvert dilemma this morning 😊 2w
squirrelbrain Haha! 🤣 We should start an introverts‘ club! oh, hang on, maybe we‘re already in one, called Litsy.... 2w
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Cinfhen I almost choose this one ☝️ 2w
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Soul Music | Terry Pratchett
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Mandoul Great book. Love that cover too! 3w
Lifeisasnap How was it??? 3w
arlenefinnigan @Lifeisasnap haven't read it. Goodreads search, 3w
Lifeisasnap I see. I have had my eye on it. Just wasn‘t sure if I wanted to read it or not. Can‘t wait to read what you think about it. 3w
Cinfhen Cover is catchy!!! 3w
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Cherish | Wataru Yoshizumi
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Cinfhen #MadonnaApproved ❤️👍🏽 3w
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The End of the Affair | Graham Greene
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CrowCAH You‘re welcome; thanks for joining in on the fun! 3w
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Dead Ink are doing a Kickstarter for an anthology of Northern writing. British publishing is tediously London-centric so this will be a great showcase for under represented voices. You can chip in here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deadinkbooks/test-signal-a-northern-antholo...

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The Subtle Knife | Philip Pullman
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MUST FINISH THE TRILOGY FOR THE TV SERIES

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I'll be honest, I'm not an economist (despite having a degree in economic and social studies) so this mostly went over my head. It's an interesting history and critique of the EU project though, and the Eurozone crisis is far from as simple as "we can't keep bailing Greece out".

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Cinfhen That‘s exquisite 🤩 3w
Freespirit Gorgeous! 3w
CrowCAH Beautiful 😍 3w
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CrowCAH I must read this! I agree lightsabers make the Star Wars universe!!! 3w
Cinfhen Light Sabers are COOL 😎 3w
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Have a great day xxx

MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 3w
julesG 😂😂😂😂 3w
LauraJ 😹🤣😹 3w
readordierachel 😆😂 3w
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Cinfhen A subject I know nothing about 3w
Billypar @Cinfhen hopefully Kate Atkinson did her homework in LAL. The bombings in that novel took place in September and October 1940. 3w
Cinfhen Oh God @Billypar I HATED that book 😝 3w
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Billypar @Cinfhen The repetition must have been cruel if you're not a fan! @arlenefinnigan I would be interested to see how much this book discusses the rescue squads that went on after a bomb and how accurately that was portrayed. 3w
arlenefinnigan @Billypar I haven't read it, it's one of my husband's MANY military history books. 3w
CrowCAH Good book title to choose! 👍🏻 3w
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Moomins (UK) | Tove Jansson
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CrowCAH That‘s pretty precise timing! 4w
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#ReadHarder challenge 20: a book by an AOC set in or about space.

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Had it not been for the Book Riot Read Harder challenge, there is no way I would ever have read a book about fly tying and a theft from a natural history museum, but I'm very glad I did. A quite remarkable investigative work that reads more like a thriller novel. This is a fascinating, gripping read and an insight into a niche world I was completely unaware of.

Megabooks Completely agree! 4w
LeeRHarry Thought this was great too 😊 4w
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#ThisIsBerk #SoaringScores
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TATTOO
@CrowCAH @Cinfhen

Cinfhen 😁🦕🦖🙌🏻 4w
squirrelbrain 🤣🤣🤣 4w
CrowCAH Heard of this series; haven‘t read any. 4w
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The Hunting of the Snark | Lewis Carroll
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Cinfhen Lewis Carroll must have been smoking some heavy weed back in the day 😜 4w
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen yeah, re-reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as an adult is interesting 😉 4w
CrowCAH It‘s interesting that‘s it‘s written in poem format. 4w
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Feeling this hard today. "I've got a headache I've got a headache I'm stressed I've got a headache" ME TOO HAVE YOU TRIED SHUTTING UP FOR FIVE SECONDS IT MIGHT HELP

PurpleyPumpkin My life every work day! Ugh. 😑 1mo
Jadams1776 Open floor plans are the worst!!! And the supervisor that complains about someone not getting their work done - have you tried not chatting with him all day????? 😤😤😤 1mo
Librarybelle Oh my gosh! This is so incredibly true!! Thank you for posting this. 1mo
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Top Gun Guardian | Carol Ericson
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Cinfhen Guy on the cover looks like a young John Travolta and I love it‘s a Large Print copy 😂 1mo
CrowCAH He sure looks like a stud of a cowboy! 4w
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The Wee Free Men | Terry Pratchett
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Cinfhen Great cover and title 🤩 1mo
CrowCAH Terry Pratchet is hilarious! Love his Disc World! 1mo
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#ReadHarder challenge 19: a humour book. Specifically, a funny book about horrible things.

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My Name Is Why | Lemn Sissay
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This book is amazing & I cannot recommend it highly enough. A heartbreaking story of a stolen childhood. It's a great reflection on Lemn Sissay that he managed to not only survive such an unfair & brutal system but to go on to achieve what his talent deserves, but you should also be angry that he had to,& you have to wonder how many children have been left broken by the failings in the care system. How many ruined lives, how much wasted potential.

arlenefinnigan It's also important to point out that, while he was failed by the system, the kindnesses shown by some stand out - the social worker who fought his corner and stressed that the rejection by his foster parents wasn't his fault; the teacher who recognised his talent for poetry and gave him a copy of The Mersey Sound; the woman from the National Association of Young People In Care who gave him a biography of Bob Marley. 1mo
arlenefinnigan Also, I love that each chapter starts with a poem. A fantastic read. I read it in print but having listened to some excerpts from the audiobook on radio 4, I think the audiobook would be a great way to enjoy it. 1mo
Cinfhen Sounds like an #InfiniteTissueRead 😭😭😭 1mo
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen oh it really is. A lot of humour in there, but... A lot of very wrong things. 1mo
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My Name Is Why | Lemn Sissay
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Imagine being a teenager in an 'assessment centre' (detention centre) and writing this when asked to write about yourself for a psychological assessment.

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Cinfhen Cool concept 1mo
CrowCAH What a mashup! 1mo
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Count Me Out | Russell James
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Cinfhen 👌🏾 1mo
CrowCAH PERFECT!!! 1mo
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Cinfhen I just saw Prince has a memoir coming soon, super interesting since he‘s been gone a few years 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen there's a really interesting New Yorker article by the writer who was working on the book with him https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/09/the-book-of-prince 1mo
Cinfhen Great article! Thanks for sharing!! Now I‘m really looking forward to reading the memoir 1mo
CrowCAH Perfect choice! 👍🏻 1mo
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Skye | Kevin John Grote
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Cinfhen I really like the blurb on this one!! I‘m intrigued #stacked Have you read it!?? 1mo
arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen no, it's another Goodreads find. Cool cover. 1mo
Cinfhen I agree!! Cover totally caught my eye 1mo
CrowCAH The exact spelling of skye! 1mo
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