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Balibee146

Balibee146

Joined September 2016

Scottish and dog obsessed, also cat person ❤️
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Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
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The Stand by Stephen King
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Finders Keepers: A Novel by Stephen King
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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#weeklyforecast will be to finish Once Upon A River, put a sizeable dent in The Stand and detangle my daft fluffy boy cat who currently has various bits of garden stuck in his fur.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ha!!! Handsome guy 😻 1w
okthislooksbad aaah such floof! 😍😍 1w
HeatherBlue So handsome!! 1w
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Zoes_Human The Stand is one of my all-time favorites. Over the course of 4 decades I've read two copies to rags and am on my third now. :) 1w
Sace HE'S SO FLUFFY! 😻 1w
AlaMich He‘s so beautiful! We had a short hair tuxedo girl and she was the BEST! 😻 1w
Balibee146 @AlaMich awww we have a short hair tuxedo girl too... She's his sister and she's tiny... We also own mum who is a black cat with one tiny white chest tuft 🐱🐱🐱 Cats Rule! (don't tell my dog shhhhh) 1w
Balibee146 @Zoes_Human I'm not very far in but think it will be a fave and a re read for me too. I'm the same with The Crow Road and on my third copy... Wish I'd kept my half dead, falling to bits, first edition now 😍😍 1w
Gissy 😻❤️❤️❤️ 1w
LeahBergen He‘s so handsome! 1w
Zoes_Human @Balibee146 I'll have to check The Crow Road out! 1w
Balibee146 @Zoes_Human it is my favourite Banks novel... Must do a re read this year... It's been a while 😊 1w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Took a break from paper sorting to tackle my bookshelves this afternoon.... 50+ books going to friends or local charity shops....some are from #mountTBR feels good to move on books I no longer feel like reading 😁😁
#decluttering #freedom

LeahBergen I‘ve been doing the very same thing over the last few days. 👍🏻 1w
Balibee146 @LeahBergen good isn't it? 👍 I do enjoy a good declutter generally... I keep going back to my bookshelves tonight looking for more 😁 1w
TrishB I need to do this! Just finding the time and the energy! 1w
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Balibee146 @TrishB def have ideas for new homes and boxes at the ready then it gets addictive lol. I'm feeling much more energised for reading now that I don't have all those guilty no nos on my shelves 👍👍 1w
Cinfhen I did the same thing last week\ donated 17 books & gifted 11 to a friend 💚 1w
Leftcoastzen I‘m overdue! 1w
Balibee146 @Cinfhen love it! 1w
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The Stand | Stephen King
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New treats to read after giving up my last read for now... Bribing myself with these two highly anticipated books because I need to do loads of admin and 3 tax returns this weekend 😬😬
Which of them to start first tonight 🤔🤔🤔
#currentlyreading

Tamra Once Upon a River! 1w
Lifeisasnap I agree with @Tamra! 1w
Balibee146 @Tamra @Lifeisasnap thanks 👍😉👍 1w
TrishB They‘re both great 👍🏻 1w
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Forever: A Novel | Pete Hamill
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Feeling better after yukky flu and missed being on Litsy..... I'm putting this in #hibernation for now. I've been enjoyed what I've read but I'm still struggling to pick it up... Such a weird way to be with a book 😬😬
This is my second time stalling at the 100 page mark at the same time of year.... I will return to it in the summer and see if that makes a difference 👍👍

TrishB Hope you‘re on the mend ❤️ 1w
Balibee146 Cheers @TrishB 😘 1w
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Hello lovely Littens. I have full on 'flu with an eye infection thrown in yuk. So I may lurk and like but not really up to reading at the moment. I'll be quieter again for a time. Back soon 😘😘

Lovesbooks87 I hope you feel better soon! 3w
AshleyHoss820 Oh, man! That definitely sounds yucky. Feel better soon! Lots of peppermint tea and warm blankets! 😊 3w
merelybookish Miserable! Hope you feel better soon! 3w
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Lcsmcat Feel better! 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Feel better soon! 3w
Jerdencon Feel better! 3w
ljuliel Get well soon 🤒 3w
Amiable Sending wishes for speedy recovery! 3w
jmtrivera Feel better! 3w
veritysalter Hope your feeling better soon 🤗 3w
Stacypatrice Be gentle to you. I‘m trying to fight through some cooties as well - it‘s exhausting 😷Icecream helps. 3w
readordierachel Oh no! Hope you're feeling better soon 3w
Tamra 😕 Nasty bugs 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Feel better!💐 3w
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 🌸 3w
imabusybee Feel better 3w
Tanisha_A Feel better soon! ❤️🌺 3w
Kalalalatja Get well soon! 3w
LeahBergen Feel better soon! ❤️❤️ 3w
kezzlou85 Feel better soon ❤ 3w
Reggie Oof, hope you feel better! 3w
youneverarrived Feel better soon 💕 3w
Cathythoughts Take care ❤️ 3w
Gissy I hope you feel better soon!❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Ddzmini Hope you get better soon 3w
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Bit of nighttime #audible 👍

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The Wolves of Winter | Tyrell Johnson
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A great review by @mdm139 and its only #99ponkindle today for UK Littens 👍👍
#mounttbr

TheKidUpstairs A good read! 3w
mdm139 The UK cover is gorgeous too! 3w
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Forever: A Novel | Pete Hamill
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My #weeklyforecast is just this.... Must have had it on last three or four forecasts lol.
Going to finally see the new Star Wars film today with the kiddos though I have an absolutely banging headache with a head cold and just want to hide.... Fingers crossed the lemsip and ibuprofen sort me out so I can be Fun Mum 😱😱

jhod Ugh, hope it gets better soon 😘 3w
Cathythoughts Good luck ❤️👍🏻I hope you feel better 3w
Balibee146 @jhod @Cathythoughts 😘😘😘 Episode 9 proved to be a good distraction and now just got a cold after a night of deep sleep 3w
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To Hold the Bridge | Garth Nix
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Billed as a short story collection though I'd call some of these fragments and curios from some of his worlds. Endlessly inventive and teeming with curious alternate realities, Nix himself has said he uses shorter pieces to explore all the ideas he'd never have time to write novels for. Not a place to start of you've never read him but a great addition for fans.

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Mobile pop up notification of another #99ponkindle sale is my kryptonite... Tagged book cost more but 'F*ck It' seems to be my world view on most things right now (I want to check out this Anti Diet Culture book before recommending it potentially to a good friend) 😉🌍🤔
#mounttbr #cantstopwontstop

TrishB Mine too ☹️ 3w
Cathythoughts 13 is a great page turner 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
BookwormM Interested in f**k it let me know how it is 3w
Balibee146 Thanks @Cathythoughts I'd just stacked it then saw it for 99p 2 mins later 👍👍 Will do @BookwormM 3w
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To Hold the Bridge | Garth Nix
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Just a little bit of progress for my #bookreport this week but I've promised myself I'll check in every week.
I'll finish tagged book today and Forever is taking me, well, forever. No fault of the book just lack of opportunity to read.
Almost back to normal... Just the Christmas tree to come down so hoping for more reading time going forward 👍⌚🎄

@Cinfhen

TrishB I did the taking down of everything on Thursday, feels a relief though always a bit sad! 3w
Cathythoughts Just took everything down this morning ... it‘s all tidied away till next year ❤️👍🏻 3w
Cinfhen I can imagine the taking down and boxing away is always a little sad or maybe contemplative @TrishB @Cathythoughts I‘m sure knowing my personality it would make me weepy 😢 3w
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Balibee146 @TrishB @Cathythoughts I'm not allowed to take the tree down yet lol... Everything else is gone though phew! 3w
Balibee146 @cinfhen I get it but much as I enjoy Xmas decorations I love getting my spaces cleared again... I'm a weirdo lol 😂😂 3w
Cinfhen No, there is definitely something about order and lack of clutter 😛 3w
Cinfhen I get anxious when I feel like my personal space/ home feels invaded 😜 3w
Balibee146 @Cinfhen same unless invaded by books... Or cake 📚🍰👍👍👍 3w
Cinfhen Ha!!! YES!!!!! That‘s always the exception to the rule 3w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Modest stats for me but I had a reading slump for the first 6 months of the year and hardly read anything.

I'm going to make 2020 #theyearofthechunkster and also aiming to make a decent dent in #mounttbr

What are your main bookish aims this year?

Bookwormjillk Great stats for 6 months! I‘d like to read some chunksters too, but my main goal is to read books from 20 different countries. 4w
julesG Good luck with the chunksters. 4w
Suet624 Reduce the TBR pike. That‘s my main purpose in life in 2020. 😁 4w
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Forgot to post my final total for #24B42020 last night!
Didn't get near 24 hours as had a houseful of last minute guests... People and extra dogs everywhere. It was fun and still got some hours in.

Here's to loads more reading in 2020👍📖

Andrew65 A really good time. Well done 🥳👏👏👏🙌🥂🍾 Thanks for playing along and Happy New Year. 4w
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My top three of 2019 ❤️❤️❤️

#topthree #favourites #recommendedreads

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 4w
Tanisha_A I LOVED Station Eleven. 4w
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'Lang may yer lums reek! Wi 'ither folks coal!
May the best ye hae ivver seen be the warst ye'll ivver see.
May the moose ne'er lea' yer girnal wi a tear-drap in its ee.
May ye aye keep hail an hertie till ye'r auld eneuch tae dee.
May ye aye juist be sae happie as A wuss ye aye tae be.'
Happy Auld Years Day (New Years Eve to my non Scottish speaking friends 😝)

All the very best to you all for 2020.

umbrellagirl Happy Hogmanay! 4w
TrishB Have a good one 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts I love it ❤️Happy New Year ! 4w
Kalalalatja Happy New year! 4w
LeahBergen Happy New Year! 4w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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My #weeklyforecast is just to finish off these two chunksters.... 👍👍 @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ooohhh, that Pete Hamill does look extra chunky 😜 1mo
Balibee146 @cinfhen just over 600 pages but a tiny font... Wish I'd bought it on Kindle as that's what's holding me back lol .... I really need new glasses lol 👓🤓🙃😘 1mo
Mccall0113 I need new glasses, too! 1mo
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Finished two this week, both just so so for me. Enjoying the two still in progress much more but I feel that I need a bigger block of quiet, interruption - free reading time to really enjoy the rest of Forever....sadly that's a rare commodity in this house during this holiday lol
#bookreport @cinfhen

Cinfhen I haven‘t read more than 20 minutes since my houseguests arrived 😜 1mo
LeticiaToraci Is "Raising Boys" good? 1mo
Balibee146 @LeticiaToraci this is the version from the 1990s so it has dated in attitude and relevance (social media etc).... Its okay... But patronising in places. There's a more modern updated version... Suspect you could find a lot online now👍 1mo
LeticiaToraci I see, thanks! 1mo
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Mehso-so

I really wanted and expected to love this. It has some wonderful turns of phrase and off beat observations but somehow it was underwhelming and left me cold. Disappointed 😢

TrishB Hate when they don‘t meet expectations! 1mo
Balibee146 @TrishB exactly.... I think the problem was my expectations and a disability related remark that though fairly mild I just couldn't stomach! 1mo
TrishB That‘s when you get mad with the book and then can‘t really enjoy anyway! 1mo
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This month's Readathon spans over 5 days.... Got three dogs staying with me and various peoples cats to visit but I'm hoping to get beyond 24 hours to finish up some stuff this year 😁😁🎉🎉
#24B42020
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

julesG Whoops. Hit send too early. Wanted to write that audiobooks might be an option for when you are out and about. 1mo
Andrew65 Enjoy the Readathon, great to have you with us. 😊👍 1mo
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Balibee146 Thanks @Andrew65 yeah @julesG though usually kids want to chat... Audio books are fab for piles of ironing though 👍👍🔉📚 cheers guys 1mo
PaperbackPirate Thanks for sharing! I think I‘ll join in! 1mo
Balibee146 @PaperbackPirate yay!😁📚 1mo
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Six Stories | Matt Wesolowski
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Whoops! Thanks for the heads up @TrishB 😬🙃
UK Kindle sales all #99ponkindle except Hydra
I did not need any more books.... #cantstopwontstop
#mounttbr

TrishB Such a nice treat though 😁❤️ 1mo
squirrelbrain Since when do any of us *need* more books?! Great haul.... 1mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻 📚❤️ 1mo
Balibee146 @TrishB @squirrelbrain agreed on both counts! Had such a full on busy Christmas day, plus less sleep, so really struggling to keep my eyes open for read n relax day today ! I cooked for extended family...3 starters, 3 mains and 4 dessert choices... Crazy lol 🙃😵😴😴😴 1mo
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Thanks soooo much @TrishB I love my pressies.... Had this on my TBR and the bookmarks are fab.. ❤️❤️❤️ The doggy one... And I always have a Christmas breakfast of chocolates so I have my own personal box to hide away with now 😁😁😁👍👊

TrishB Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas ❤️ 1mo
Balibee146 You too @TrishB have a glorious day with your lovely family 😘😘 1mo
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All Join in | Quentin Blake
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The wonderful @4thhouseontheleft is continuing #joinin this year.
Use the # to check in on the day.
❤️ This community ❤️

mcctrish So lovely 1mo
Andrew65 Great idea. 1mo
ju.ca.no That‘s so lovely😍😍😍 1mo
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Thanks @TrishB just collected from PO 😘😘😘
Have a lovely Christmas 🎄🎄🎉🎉

TrishB You too Ali 😘🎅🎄 hope you and the family have a great time. 1mo
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To Hold the Bridge | Garth Nix
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Same little stack for my #bookreport and #weeklyforecast Managed to read a bit of all of these and finished none lol 👍👍
@Cinfhen

Cathythoughts Brilliant pics 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen Reading bits is good 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😘 1mo
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To Hold the Bridge | Garth Nix
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Need a late night read on #kindle that I can read in the dark #bedtime #currentlyreading

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Worst #bookreport ever 👍
Picture shows number of pages I've managed to read this week. Back pain and watching the lead up and immediate aftermath of the the UK General Election did for me.
There's always next week @cinfhen

Sace I'm so sorry about your back pain. I have to say that this post is absolutely wonderful though! I got a laugh out of it. I understand the feeling completely. 1mo
TrishB There is always next week ❤️ 1mo
Balibee146 Cheers @TrishB and @sace glad I have you a little laugh 👍😁😘 1mo
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Cinfhen I agree, great post even if you didn‘t have the best reading/ non reading week 😘😘 1mo
Balibee146 @cinfhen 😘😘 1mo
JennyM Sending hugs 🤗 1mo
Balibee146 Thanks @JennyM 😘😘 1mo
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Forever: A Novel | Pete Hamill
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A modest #weeklyforecast this week. Planning to finish Prisoner of Azkaban and get a good chunk of Forever read.... I started Forever last Christmas Eve but went into a huge reading slump and abandoned all my fiction reads for months.
May add an audio book if my back strain lets up enough to let me get on the cross trainer! 😁
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Feel better and enjoy your two print books 😘 2mo
Lcsmcat I loved Forever! 2mo
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#bookreport it's been a busy week.... Read the wonderful Station Eleven and almost finished a re read of The Chamber of Secrets.... Haven't started Goblet of Fire yet. Still got tons of Christmas prep to do so not going to set my expectations too high for the next two weeks 🎄🎁🎅🙃
@Cinfhen

TrishB I‘ve still got loads to do ....every year....I love that quote too 😘 2mo
Balibee146 It sums up my life in wellies @TrishB 😂 Yeah I'm the same every year as I hate having a houseful of presents and the freezer over run with food for Christmas for weeks beforehand 👍🎄 2mo
Cinfhen December is a tricky month for leisurely reads 🤓 2mo
Cinfhen So glad you loved 2mo
squirrelbrain Great book week, and great quote! 2mo
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I don't know if this is common as I've only owned the one edition of this book from the early 2000s - but this is reproduced in the back and it is just the best 😁❤️❤️

ljuliel Isn‘t that neat ? I‘ve not seen a book that had notes to the author printed inside. Cute idea. 2mo
Balibee146 @ljuliel agree lovely to see the upcoming generation falling in love with reading in these letters 📖😊 2mo
GingerAntics This is so cute!!! 2mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Best read of 2019 (so far!) and an absolutely beautiful literary novel. Atmospheric, perfectly paced and nuanced. Heartbreaking and hopeful. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Cinfhen Yessss!!! So good 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts Yes , it‘s brilliant 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Sace I generally have no interest in post-apocalyptic stories, but I'm stacking this one! 2mo
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Rissreads One of my all time favourites!!!! 🧡 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto She has a new one coming out in March and I can‘t wait for it. This one was so good! 2mo
Balibee146 @sace yay... This one is special ❤️ 2mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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My #weeklyforecast..... This week I will mainly be Pottering 👍
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Pottering is good 😉😘 2mo
Cathythoughts It‘s my sons birthday tomorrow & I‘m giving him Station Eleven 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Balibee146 @Cathythoughts 👍👍 happy birthday to your son for tomorrow 2mo
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Pretty much where I hoped to be this week on the weekly #bookreport despite it being busy.

Finished The Philosopher's Stone (nostalgia!) and A Dog's Purpose and partway through Station Eleven. ❤️❤️
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Woohoo for staying on track 🙌🏻💕🚂 2mo
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On the last few pages..... Sweet, written to tug the heartstrings 😭😭😭😭😭 My Rosie dog isn't bothered 🐶❤️
#dogsoflitsy

TrishB 🐶❤️ 2mo
TrishB Awww Rosie 🐶♥️ 2mo
Leftcoastzen So pretty! 2mo
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Balibee146 Cheers @TrishB @Leftcoastzen my beloved pup 🐶❤️ 2mo
brit91 Rosie is beautiful 2mo
Balibee146 Thanks @brit91 👍 2mo
Bookzombie 💕🐶 2mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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#gratefulreads my favourite read in November was my only audio book of the month. Loads of great reads to choose from this month too ❤️

Thanks to hosts for this photo challenge @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 😘😘

OriginalCyn620 Thanks for playing along! 😊 2mo
Gaylagal2 One of my favorite audio books 🤓 2mo
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#gratefulreads I've had the first part of this trilogy, a book with #blackinthetitle for a while now but not read yet 🙄 #mountTBR strikes again
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🖤 2mo
OriginalCyn620 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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1. Done
2. Hmmmm the power to heal others
3. Libra
4. Long early morning dogwalk, prep business invoices, get my boys haircuts, attack laundry pile (possibly without a blowtorch 😅), general housework cos I want a lazy Sunday!
5. I'm spreading it bye bye 💋💋

#friyayintro @howjessreads

MidnightBookGirl I am all about blowtorching piles of laundry!
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Bookzombie That‘s a lovely pick for a superpower. 💗 2mo
Balibee146 @MidnightBookGirl 👍😈🔥🔥 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Saw this on Instagram.... Don't know who made it to give credit, sorry..... But #truth #mounttbr #thestruggleisreal

MTBookworm Looks about like mine! 😂 2mo
charl08 Yup. Me too! 2mo
TiredLibrarian Truth!
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GingerAntics That always how it works out, isn‘t it? lol 2mo
veritysalter This is definitely me 😂 2mo
SupTeaReadBooks I‘m feeling very called out right now 😂 2mo
Balibee146 @SupTeaReadBooks lol me too 😂😂😂 2mo
readordierachel Ha! Yep. 2mo
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#gratefulreads all my shelves are super messy just now and will be getting an overhaul and serious re-sort during Christmas break.... But they leave no doubt about my #preferredformat....Although I find Kindle super useful and love a #99ponkindle bargain, for sheer book bliss it's physical book, ideally paperback, all the way 📖❤️

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I totally agree!! 📚💗 2mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2mo
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A Dog's Purpose | W. Bruce Cameron
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#nextup I watched the movie with one of my boys a while ago so I know I'm going to sob like an idiot 😭😭 Blame @TrishB who sent me this gift 😘😘😄

TrishB I‘m not sure I could read! You‘ll have to tell me the scale of crying! 2mo
Balibee146 @TrishB from the film is guess the crying will be full-blown purple-as-a-baboon's-ass snot fest! Will confirm when I've finished 🙃😘 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good ✨❤️🐶 2mo
brit91 I really loved this book 2mo
KristenDuck Sobbed at the movie 2mo
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Torch Song Trilogy | Harvey Fierstein
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This #play still has my scribbled notes inside from my English Lit /Theatre Studies MA back in 1990

#gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚 2mo
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#gratefulreads and I'm doing a #reread of Harry Potter just now then a Discworld reread in 2020👍
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻❤️ 2mo
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#gratefulreads I must take this #memoir down from the shelves soon... Sir David was a constant TV presence in our house while I was growing up.... Groundbreaking programmes at the time, many memorable moments
Knew he was Commissioner but didn't realise he commissioned Monty Python.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/nine-astonishing-ways-david-attenborough-shaped-your...
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 2mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#weeklyforecast

Plans for this week are:

✨Station Eleven
✨A Dog's Purpose
✨Start Harry Potter re read with The, Philosopher's Stone
✨Survive! 😬😬😂 Its going to be a busy week.

@Cinfhen

JennyM I second your last star. Getting through a busy week is an achievement in itself 🤣😬 2mo
TrishB Good luck with the week! Survive will be on mine too!! 2mo
Cathythoughts I love it 👍🏻❤️ survive 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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Cinfhen Good luck this week ❣️❣️❣️😘 2mo
Balibee146 Cheers @cinfhen 😘 @JennyM @TrishB @Cathythoughts #selfcare🛀 this week! Have a hood week everyone 🍀🌻 2mo
Balibee146 Lol *good 2mo
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#bookreport for this week @cinfhen
Enjoyed all my reads this week. As of tonight I've finished
❤️ Girls Think of Everything
❤️ The Broken Girls
❤️❤️ The Immortalists 💔
❤️❤️ Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
❤️❤️ James Herriot's Cat Stories 🐈🐈

Still to begin Station Eleven and will start tonight

TrishB Good week 👍🏻 2mo
Centique That‘s a LOT - looks fabulous too! 😊 2mo
JennyM Great week of reading! 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Loving the new cover of The Immortalists too! 2mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!!! You finished LOTS this week!!!! Awesomeness 2mo
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OriginalCyn620 Aww! I do like her work! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I do like and enjoyed some of her books. A few did not hit the mark for me. 2mo
TrishB Not a massive fan. Just ok to me. 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I totally agree!!! I‘ve tried several books and just wish I had that time back!! 🤣🤣 2mo
TheLudicReader We read this in our book club a while back and I really disliked it. So much fuss over nothing. I‘d never read another book by her, but I did enjoy the Big Little Lies series on HBO. 2mo
Balibee146 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheLudicReader I've only read the tagged one and was so underwhelmed... Fuss over nothing just like you said 😐🤔😶 2mo
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Such a lovely little book of stories and gorgeous illustrations 🐈😻

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#midnightparty I'm going to be one of the last to leave the party 😉 I must admit the teensy font in my print copy has got the better of me when coupled with the dark winter nights.... Must buy a good shaded reading lamp one of these days. I've been finishing off the Immortalists as the font is larger. Hopefully finish Midnight tomorrow in daylight 👍😁👍 @Cinfhen

ljuliel That‘s why I‘ve gone to kindle / audio . Most books have print too small to see well even with glasses. If I didn‘t switch up to those gadgets , I‘d be stuck reading LP Harlequin Romances. 😱 2mo
Cinfhen Small print is no joke!!! It takes away from reading pleasure 2mo
Zelma @ljuliel am reading my first Large Print book right now (regular print for this book not available at my library) and, I must say, it has been a very enjoyable reading experience. 😆 2mo
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ljuliel @Zelma The problem with our local libraries is the poor LP selection. They honestly have mostly romance , cozy mystery and Zane Grey westerns. I guess they think as we get older, that‘s all we want to read. 2mo
Zelma @ljuliel I get that. We have a large portion of older readers so we get a lot of LP. It still veers heavily in genres I don‘t read, but there are a few titles that fall in line with my taste. I didn‘t go out of my way to read my current LP, but am pleasantly surprised with the experience. 2mo
Balibee146 @zelma @ljuliel interesting discussion... I've never tried large print.... Wish publishers would just make all print books a bit more accessible font wise, plus a more extensive range of LP - not everyone wants to, or can use an ereader.... Oh for an ideal world 😁🌎 2mo
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Good People | Nir Baram
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#gratefulreads today asks for a #favoriteauthor I hope you didn't seriously expect just one @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 😂😂😘
Here's a few.... Kate Atkinson, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman and Iain (M) Banks. Got a bit sad making this collage as Pratchett and Banks both died far too young 😢

Balibee146 This final interview with Banks is a great read... Especially the final section https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jun/15/iain-banks-the-final-interview 2mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚😊 2mo
GingerAntics Right? There is just no way to pick just one!!! 2mo
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The Power and the Glory | Graham Greene
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#gratefulreads Some books I #readinhighschool (called Secondary School in the UK at least if you are my age😬) All these are due a re read 👍
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charl08 Confusingly, my UK secondary school was called a high school (!) 2mo
Balibee146 @charl08 I suspect that's an age thing... 'High school' seems to have come more into use in the last couple of decades? I left school in 1987!! 😱😱 2mo
charl08 Nope, I think the local community just never changed it from when it was first built. Funny how these things come round again! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 2mo
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#gratefulreads here's a classic I haven't read yet even though I've owned a copy for years.... Think it is because it isn't a nice quality paperback so may investigate the audio with an audible credit 👍
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TheEllieMo Sissy Spacek does a wonderful narration 2mo
Balibee146 Thanks @TheEllieMo 👍 2mo
OriginalCyn620 This one is in my favorite top 3 books of all time! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve owned a copy of this book for about 30 years and still haven‘t read it. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Though I do want to. 2mo
Balibee146 @Hooked_on_books not just me then 😬 2mo
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