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Cathythoughts

Joined June 2017

Books that linger, the good books stay with you . From Cork 🇮🇪
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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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Set in rural Ireland in the 1850s. The story of a young girl who refuses to eat. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this eerie and compelling tale. The movie is just out here on Netflix, and I hear good reports. By the way , it was only 99p on kindle. I‘d highly recommend 👍🏻

LeahBergen I really enjoyed this one, too, and I‘m looking forward to the movie! 5d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s my first by her .. I‘m tempted to read another. Will probably watch Wonder movie this week/ weekend.. 👍🏻❤️ 5d
squirrelbrain You just sent me down a rabbit hole on Kindle Black Friday deals Cathy! 🤣 Needless to say I bought this one! (edited) 5d
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I‘m very interested in your kindle post , I just saw it🥰. I really enjoyed Wonder ! It‘s very good. 4d
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too. Much more than I expected. 4d
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Exactly! I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. 👯‍♀️ 4d
Kimberlone The movie was good but had a strange framing device I couldn‘t figure out why they added…I haven‘t read the book yet so I don‘t know if that‘s a carryover from the novel. 4d
Tamra I‘m glad you enjoyed it too! She has become an auto read author for me. I didn‘t know there was a film - I‘ll look for it! You must be busy because I have been missing your posts. 💚 4d
Cathythoughts @Kimberlone Interesting! I‘m looking forward to the movie now 👍🏻❤️ 4d
Cathythoughts @Tamra I really enjoyed it ! It‘s the first of hers I‘ve read , what would you recommend I read next ? I have been really busy, we have two granddaughters now and mind them 2 days a week , and occasionally weekend night sleepovers. Also still semi retired , so life is busy. I‘m trying to keep my hand in with Litsy, though I know I‘m missing a lot too. I hope you and yours are well 😘 busy season ahead 🤶X 4d
LeahBergen And I just noticed your cute new profile pic! ❤️❤️ 3d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah. Three of my favorite people ❤️ 3d
Tamra @Cathythoughts I recently read Haven and loved it! Two very good reasons to be away from Litsy! Grandparent time is so special for you & them. ❤️ Enjoy! 🤗 3d
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thankyou X I‘ll check out Haven so. 👍🏻❤️ 3d
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The Tree of Hands | Ruth Rendell
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I read these two Ruth Rendells recently, both very good. The tagged one is my favourite, a psychological thriller of three mothers and a tangled web of terror and madness. Lauren Bacall stars in the movie of Tree of Hands, that‘s something I‘d love to see if I could ever find it. Loving RR at the moment.

batsy Both sound good, Cathy. I've been meaning to give Ruth Rendell a try for the longest time! 1w
Cathythoughts @batsy The tagged one is excellent 👍🏻 1w
TrishB Sounds good 👍🏻 1w
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Lesliereadsalot I‘ve read every one of her books including the books she wrote under the name of Barbara Vine. Lucky you to have so many good books ahead of you! 1w
andrew61 I read a lot of her booksin the 80s and 90s but haven't revisited in a long time. I've probably forgotten the plots so your prompt Cathy might make me grab one from the library. Hope all well. 1w
AmyG I ididn‘t know about this movie! I have to find it. @Lesliereadsalot Me, too! (edited) 1w
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot I do feel lucky! I‘m loving her books ♥️👍🏻 1w
Cathythoughts @andrew61 All is well Andrew. Thanks! We have two granddaughters now and mind a few days. Life is very busy , and very good thank god . Ruth Rendell is such a good writer. Really passes away an exhausted afternoon so well 😁 1w
Cathythoughts @AmyG please let us know if you find it! Sounds pretty amazing 👍🏻 1w
LeahBergen I remember really enjoying The Tree of Hands! 1w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It‘s such a good one 👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Thalia | Frances Faviell
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I followed this story with interest and thought about it when not reading. I loved the seaside town , the metaphors and seaside influences in the writing… the little boat was ‘ rocking like a cockleshell‘ ♥️. I particularly enjoyed the build up and heightened mystery towards the end. This is one of my favourites that we‘ve read of the middlebrows. Thalia had some strong energy! Thalia ! Thalia ! #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub

Cinfhen Gorgeous review!!! Hi!!!! 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy! Hi 😘♥️ 2w
batsy Pretty photo and so glad you enjoyed it 💜 I have still a bit more to go. 2w
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jlhammar Wonderful review! Love the photo. I also found myself thinking about this when not reading. 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks X Look forward to your review 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Tamra I‘m glad you loved it and I envy your greenery! 💚💚 2w
quietjenn Lovely review and photo. I'm reading this one slowly, but it does linger in the mind! 2w
Ruthiella Great review Cathy! I also got caught up in this one. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review, Cathy. I‘ve just started it 👌 2w
Cathythoughts @jlhammar Thankyou! Yes, definitely a book I thought about 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks friend X you can‘t beat the greenery 💚 we got a beautiful gift of a heather plant 💚 one of my faves .. it‘s indoors but will plant out later. Hope your well 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @quietjenn Thankyou, it does linger. 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Thanks Ruth , I really enjoyed this one 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie. I hope you will enjoy. I‘m looking forward to your thoughts X 2w
LeahBergen Lovely review and I agree wholeheartedly. I couldn‘t put it down! 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thankyou Leah X I really enjoyed this one 😁👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Looking forward to our next Persephone 😘 2w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish X I must have a look at what you‘re reading, there will be some good ones there no doubt 😘 2w
LeahBergen Me, too! 2w
CarolynM I‘m about to start reading at last🙄😬 I‘ll come back to your review when I‘ve finished🙂 2w
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I hope you enjoy, there are mixed feelings on this one. ❤️ 2w
quietjenn “Strong energy“ is such a good way of characterizing Thalia. 1w
CarolynM Great review. Brittany was almost an extra character. I felt for Thalia too. She seemed to me a case of a child desperately seeking attention, often in destructive ways. Also, she had no-one to help her deal with the dislocation she must have experienced after growing up in the Raj, then finding herself in rural France. 1w
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Lying in Wait | Liz Nugent
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I started my second Liz Nugent this morning. I finished Our Little Cruelties (but can‘t review it yet as it‘s for our Bookclub. ) I‘m liking this tagged book so far 👍🏻an engaging thriller !

LeahBergen What a gorgeous reading view! 1mo
Cathythoughts Thanks 🙏 we are very lucky to live by the river. 1mo
Tamra Echo Leah! 4w
Cathythoughts @Tamra 😘😘 4w
Cathythoughts @Tamra just saw Cooper 🥰🥰🥰 4w
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Next up 🤞🏻

TrishB This looks interesting 👍🏻 and the wine 🍷 1mo
Cathythoughts @Trishb Pre-dinner wine and crisps 😁 It‘s Sunday ! I think the book looks good 🤞🏻 (edited) 1mo
TrishB Sorry forget to mention- your parcel arrived. Thank you so much 😘 opening on my birthday. Very exciting. 1mo
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TrishB Pre dinner wine and crisps sounds fab! 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB oh good ! I‘m glad it arrived safely. Your Birthday season is here again 😁 🎂 1mo
fredamans I really liked this one. Hope you do too. 1mo
Cathythoughts @fredamans oh good ! I hope I do too 👍🏻Thanks. 1mo
LeahBergen This sounds fun! 🍷 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Its for our Bookclub 👍🏻😁 1mo
LeahBergen I just received your lovely parcel today! I‘ll save it to open on Friday. Thank you so much! ❤️❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Im so glad ! Thanks for letting me know X (edited) 1mo
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Milton Place | Elisabeth de Waal
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#PersephoneClub I loved this story. I got a melancholy feeling at the very start of the book, but that seemed to lift when certain characters appeared in the house. Mr. Barlow, Anita , and Tony bring feelings to the house , and fill it with life. The house holds them all. It‘s written in a beautiful slow pace , but for me it was a page turner. Nature and the gardens play their part too, and reflect the feelings and relationships that unfold.

TrishB Lovely review ♥️ 1mo
Soubhiville Great photo! What kind of plant is that? It‘s so shiny and healthy looking. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Soubhiville Thanks. Apparently it‘s the plant you can‘t kill ( we‘ll see about that 😂) a Pepper plant , I think the lady called it. 1mo
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squirrelbrain Lovely review Cathy! 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen 😘 1mo
Tamra 👏🏾 I‘m going to continue reading, especially since the reviews are so good! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I hope you will like it ♥️ it gets better , I think anyway. 1mo
batsy Lovely review! 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba. Sorry I‘m not around so much .. life got very busy. I‘ll do my best. ❤️ 1mo
batsy @Cathythoughts I was thinking that I haven't seen you around much, Cathy. I hope busy in a good way and that all is well. Take care 💕 1mo
quietjenn @Cathythoughts a plant you can't kill sounds like my sort of greenery, 😂! Great review - It's been a busy month, so I've not gotten too far into it, but all the posts are making me eager to sink in with it. 1mo
LeahBergen Lovely review! And yes, I felt that melancholy right from the beginning, too. 1mo
Cathythoughts @quietjenn I look forward to your thoughts. I definitely found it a “ sink in “ kind of book. As for the plant , time will tell 🤞🏻my history with house plants is not great 😂 1mo
CarolynM Lovely review. I‘m dragging my heels a bit with this one, hopefully I‘ll finish it soon. 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks x. Yes the melancholy! It could be felt. 1mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks, I found this one very engaging. I hope you get on ok with it 🤞🏻❤️ 1mo
andrew61 Great review Cathy. 1mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Thanks Andrew 👍🏻 1mo
Centique This sounds fabulous. What a beautiful review! I see I have already stacked it - must move it up the list! 1w
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks Paula. It‘s a very enjoyable book. ❤️ 1w
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Operation Heartbreak: A Story | Alfred Duff Cooper
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#Persephoneclub Operation Heartbreak … Operation Mincemeat. About to watch the movie .. I‘ll keep ye posted 👍🏻❤️

LeahBergen How was it? Was it similar to the book? 1mo
CarolynM What did you think? Should I watch it? 1mo
rubyslippersreads I can‘t decide whether to watch or not. Looking forward to your review to help me decide. 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @CarolynM @rubyslippersreads Itwas different from the book, focussing more intensely on the ‘ operation‘. Extremely complicated and I didn‘t understand it all. Still, it was brilliantly done and moved me tears. I‘d highly recommend 💔 1mo
LeahBergen Thanks! I‘ll check it out. 😘 1mo
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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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The story of financier Andrew Bevel and his wife Mildred in twentieth century NY. A study of the immense wealth of these main characters and a story of their inner worlds and their relationships with those involved in their lives. The first Booker list book I finished, and it‘s a winner for me. I loved this one. I read In A Distance before and think I‘d like to reread it. Similar themes of isolation ( for me ) , but so very differently presented.

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks! I listened on audible, I really enjoyed it. 1mo
LeahBergen Wonderful review, Cathy! 1mo
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BarbaraBB Great review. I enjoyed this book a lot too! 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Such a good book 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
kspenmoll Nice review! 1mo
Megabooks Great review! 1mo
Ruthiella I really want to read this! 1mo
CarolynM Great review🙂 1mo
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll Thanks 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Thanks Meg x 1mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella I‘d look forward to your thoughts.. it‘s excellent 👍🏻 1mo
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A Game of Hide and Seek | Elizabeth Taylor
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This is my third Elizabeth Taylor. The story of Harriet and her journey from playing Hide and Seek with the children she minds .. and on then into her own loves and losses in life. Written with beautiful emotional intelligence. I read this on kindle but I see it‘s out in a gorgeous hardback edition. I‘m tempted ! Such an enjoyable book.

LeahBergen I thoroughly enjoyed this one, too. 👍 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘m really loving her books , looking forward to the next one 👍🏻😁 1mo
Tamra Stacked! 💜 1mo
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CarolynM Moving Elizabeth Taylor further up my “must read” list🙂 1mo
Cathythoughts @tamra @CarolynM I have to say , I particularly like her 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
merelybookish We read this for the NYRB book club. I loved it. And honestly I don't know why I haven't read more by her! 1mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish I find her such a good read. This one is really good too 1mo
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Milton Place | Elisabeth de Waal
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#PersephoneClub loving the slow easy pace as we meet Mr. Barlow.

the furniture of his study was , in a manner of speaking , bone of his bone , rigid and fixed in an unalterable pattern, the landscape was breath of his breath. It was alive and full of the endless possibilities of life, just as Mr Barlow, in spite of his seventy-five years , was alive. And life means that nothing is set , nothing is finished, because beyond every end there is alwa

Cathythoughts … because beyond every end there is always another beginning. ♥️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I missed you in the tags. I have to confess I don‘t know how to copy and paste… so I‘m sorry 😘 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts can we copy and paste? If so, that would be great! 💙 I hope receive met copy soon. 🤞🏾 2mo
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LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @Tamra I figured out that you can only copy and paste usernames when they‘re in the body of a message or the post‘s text. You can‘t copy and paste them when you use the Litsy tag function. Sigh. 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts Apologies to any one else I missed in the tagging ! Sorry. I‘ll make a better job of it in the next post 👍🏻❤️ @elkeOriginal (edited) 2mo
rubyslippersreads @Tamra @Cathythoughts On my iPad (iOS 15), I take a photo of the list of names. Then I copy and paste that into a blank note in Notes. You have to add @ to most of the names and then paste it into your Litsy post. Still kind of cumbersome, but it‘s the best workaround I‘ve found in an effort not to miss anyone. I assume it would work on iPhone too. 2mo
Megabooks I was just thinking about you this morning. How are you doing? How is your grandbaby? 💜💕😘 2mo
Tamra @rubyslippersreads thank you! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Hi Meg 👋🏻 all good thanks for asking. Just coming out the other side of covid 🙄. Getting better now. Grand child is great. Busy days. How are you ? I hope all is well with you 😘 2mo
CarolynM I‘ve not been on Litsy much the last couple of weeks, just general busy-ness. Sorry to hear you‘ve had the dreaded lurgy, hope you‘re feeling a lot better💐🤗😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks Carolyn ❤️ I‘m feeling better, but some symptoms are inclined to linger. The worst is over.. I havnt been on Litsy much myself, life is very busy. I intend to keep up the Persephone and Furrowed Middle Brow books. Generally I don‘t seem to have as much free time anymore. I hope you‘re well and that your having a lovely spring/summer. XXX 2mo
TrishB Just saying hi 👋 as missed your posts! 2mo
CarolynM 👍Glad to hear❤️ All good here, beautiful day today but we‘re expecting more rain Wednesday and Thursday. Nothing like Sydney, though😬 Hope your daughter is keeping dry. 2mo
Centique This book sounds really good! I‘m sorry to hear you‘ve been unwell 😢 Hope you are feeling better each day. I‘ve been really busy too and not reading as much. I still love seeing everyone‘s posts though! 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Hi Trish ! I know I‘ve been on the missing list .. life just very busy. Thanks for the hello. 😘😘😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @Centique Feeling much better now , thanks Paula. I hope all is well with you my friend 😘 1mo
Centique @Cathythoughts all good here lovely. Just very busy with work and family 💕 1mo
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Master of the Moor | Ruth Rendell
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Our MC , Stephen, is a young man living with his wife by the moor. He has spent his life exploring his moor and now writes articles for his local newspaper about the moors ecology. Then the moor murders begin. Stephen is intrigued. Great setting , great characters. Another psychological thriller from Ruth Rendell that I couldn‘t put down.

LeahBergen Sounds good! 👍 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes. I like her style. 👍🏻 2mo
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The Bridesmaid | Ruth Rendell
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An absolute pick for me. A young man living at home with his mum and sisters in London develops an obsession for an unusual girl. And then there‘s their garden statue , Flora , who plays a part in this story. The 70‘s vibe was fun too, I havnt heard the word ‘Fuz‘ for police in years 😆. Great characters , not a lot of ‘Fuz‘ to be seen ,
more the story of love and obsession. Loved this one.

LeahBergen Great review! 👏 2mo
Ruthiella Was this a stand alone or part of the Wexford series? 2mo
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Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Stand alone 👍🏻 2mo
Tamra Lol, fuz! Me neither! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I know ! What a ridiculous name for the police 😁, and it was widely used slang. So funny. 2mo
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The Bridesmaid | Ruth Rendell
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Just started this Ruth Rendell and I‘m hooked , hope it continues well 🤞🏻

LeahBergen I know I‘ve read this one but it was many years ago! 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen it‘s a great read 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen remember the garden statue , Flora ? Then the older bridesmaid ?? Ring any bells ? 😁 2mo
LeahBergen Hmm… yes! And I remembered the name Senta after reading the Litsy description. You must try some of the books she wrote under the name Barbara Vine. I think you‘ll really like those, too. 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes , Senta 👍🏻 I must try Barbara Vine too. 2mo
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This the third book in the Barbarotti series, and another total comfort read for me. Valdemar Roos, 60 years old, decides on a new direction, a secret life in the woods.. An unusual man who keeps us guessing. I cant say much more , spoilers! ( I wouldn‘t even read the blurb, they tell you way too much). I think the picture on the cover sets the mood.

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I intended to start The Trees, but decided on a more chilled out read. The third in the Barbarotti series. A very relaxing read. I thoroughly enjoyed the first 2 books. 👌🏻

The Trees , and The Secret Life of Mr Roos
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Happy reading all ♥️
Hi Cindy !

Richryan52 If you are a Holmes fan, check out the update on the Kickstarter. $50 worth of free books! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Richryan52 I‘m not a huge Holmes fan. But , Thankyou, I‘ll check it out 👍🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Hi, Cathy!! I‘ve missed you xxx 2mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Thanks X. I know I‘ve been less on Litsy, it‘s the new addition ( grandchild) … very busy as my daughter is back to work and I‘m minding little Emma 2 full days. She‘s only 9 months and very good , but she‘s a full time job 💕 and there‘s the recovery period of another few days 😂.. I‘m definitely getting on a bit. .. it‘s all before you Cindy .. happy days. 😘 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Cathy!! I can‘t imagine a better reason to be off Litsy 💓💓💓 2mo
LeahBergen I love the colour of your jumper. Green is my favourite! 💚 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah 💚 green will suit your dark hair 👍🏻I‘m delighted we are heading into jumper season .. I much prefer winter clothes 😘 2mo
TrishB Happy reading ❤️ 2mo
Tamra Sweater season?? It seems so soon - it always does! 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra the woolies are out ! You‘ll be knitting 🧶♥️ 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts ha! Great way to think about it! 😄 2mo
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The Warehouse | Rob Hart
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Very interesting story, and having just watched WeCrashed with Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto it all makes more sense to me … out of my comfort zone reading .. and learning @EverydayImReading

TheLudicReader How was We Crashed? 2mo
Cathythoughts @TheLudicReader I thought it was brilliant! I binged watched it and was exhausted from it 😂. Excellent 👍🏻 2mo
TheLudicReader Thanks, @Cathythoughts I will check it out. 2mo
Cathythoughts @TheLudicReader Oh do ! Let me know what you think whenever you may get there. 2mo
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#Gratitude @Eggs
Nature 🙏 And the quote is : “ Someone being patient with you is one of the softest forms of love “ ❤️. Hope all is well with you Sherri. X

LeahBergen Lovely! ❤️ 2mo
Eggs Beautiful 🙏🏻❤️ Thank you for your kind words-hope you are doing well also! 2mo
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#WeeklyForecast
It‘s lashing rain outside. I don‘t know how I‘ll get Lisa out , she doesn‘t like the rain and refuses to step out the back door onto wet ground 🙄. I might get a little reading done , these are all Bookclub books. I‘ve only started House in the Country.

Have a good reading week everyone.
Hi Cindy 👋🏻 I‘ve been very slow on Litsy ( but it‘s always on my mind ) life is busier these days. Hope you‘re well X

TrishB Aww Lisa ❤️ my previous dog hated the rain too. Sansa doesn‘t care. Life does sometimes just get busy doesn‘t it. 3mo
OutsmartYourShelf Lisa sounds very sensible to me 😀 3mo
batsy I'm with Lisa... I love rain, but from the inside 😂❤️ 3mo
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Cinfhen Hi Cathy 💚I‘m with Lisa!!!! Wishing you luck 🍀 3mo
LeahBergen Johnny is siding with Lisa on the rain issue. 😆 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @OutsmartYourShelf @batsy @Cinfhen @LeahBergen The rain stopped eventually, thank god! We got out for our walk 😁 3mo
Ruthiella Glad you and Lisa made it out after all! 🐶❤️ I‘m still reading the Ruth Adams book myself even though I started over a week ago! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Yes I‘m still reading ( Adams book) it , but slowly, I‘m not being drawn in. 🤞🏻 2mo
Tamra Dogs are so quirky! 😏 I‘m with you on the Adams. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Dogs ! A scream! My hairdresser told me his did pretends to have a limp if he doesn‘t want to go on a particular walk 🤷🏼‍♀️😁 So clever 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra his dog ! Typos 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts 😂 Very smart! 2mo
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I‘m a bit late finishing and missed the last part of the discussion, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Undine is a great character… even though the book ended , I‘d say Undine has a lot of changes left in her life yet. Constantly grasping for the next best thing she can imagine. Such a superficial existence is frightening.
#Whartonbuddyread @Graywacke @Lcsmcat Thankyou for the discussions and your insights.

Graywacke Congrats on finishing. Sounds like you‘re another reader seeking a sequel. 🙂 3mo
CarolynM You‘re right, I am sure she would never “settle down”, she would always be doing things that cause ructions around her. 3mo
Cathythoughts @Graywacke Thanks 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Yes! She can‘t settle or relax ever. 2mo
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‘ They say that when a stranger‘s face seems familiar, it is because it is like a forgotten face of your childhood. ‘

What a touching thought.♥️💔
I‘ve finally started , on page 10. ( so I‘ve a bit to go yet 😁)
@rubyslippersreads @quietjenn @Kimzey @erzascarletbookgasm @catebutler @CarolynM @LeahBergen @elkeOriginal @batsy @Tamra @jlhammar @Ruthiella @Sparklemn @MrsK @Jess_Read_This #FurrowedMiddleBrowClub

Tamra I can‘t get over the 15 kitchens - too much cleaning! 😜 3mo
Ruthiella @Tamra Also, she hints at least once that she‘s also WRITING while being a full time domestic! And when Timmy complains about the “squalor”, I just want to strangle him! 😆 3mo
Tamra @Ruthiella crazy! 😠 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra @Ruthiella 15 kitchens! I can just cope with my one galley kitchen. Looks like this book will spark a bit of chat 😆 3mo
LeahBergen I‘m hoping to start today! 👍 3mo
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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I wasn‘t too drawn to the book, but I‘m totally enjoying the TV series. I might not have been drawn to the series either , untill I realized it starred Claire Danes .. of Handmaids Tale. She is such a good actress ❤️

Cathythoughts And the clothes are ♥️ beautiful! 3mo
TrishB I could never get into the book either! 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB The show is really good so far 👍🏻 I‘m on episode 3 or 4. 3mo
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swishandflick Good to know! I was so bored with the book but maybe I'll have to give the show a go 👏🏽 3mo
LeahBergen Ooo, I must remember to check this one out. I quite enjoyed the book. 3mo
Cathythoughts @swishandflick @LeahBergen Oh 🤦🏼‍♀️ it‘s Elizabeth Moss in the Handmaids Tale. Claire Danes was in Homeland .. somehow they remind me of each other 🤷🏼‍♀️ anyway, it‘s very good 👍🏻😁 3mo
Tamra There is a show? Need to find! I did enjoy the book, but it is a slow one. 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I really enjoyed the show. I hope you find it & id love to know if you think it‘s good 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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Just started this morning, really enjoying Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont. ♥️

Tamra I really enjoyed this one! 💜 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra ♥️ all the little details 👌🏻 3mo
TrishB What a lovely pic too 😁 3mo
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DisneyFan Stacked because of this lovely pic! 3mo
JamieArc @DisneyFan Same! What a lovely edition! I can‘t resist a beautiful book 😍 3mo
quietjenn Pretty picture 😍 3mo
MaureenMc Lovely pic! I really need to make sure I get to this one this year. 3mo
squirrelbrain Lovely picture! 💕 3mo
Bookwomble That's a lovely plate 😊 3mo
LeahBergen I just want to dive into this photo. 😊 3mo
CarolynM What a gorgeous photo! Wish I was having afternoon tea with you😍 3mo
batsy Yes, gorgeous picture 😍 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks! I bought that cup cake in the Super Value shop in Clonakilty that Holly was dreaming about in end of Bone Clocks 😢♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @DisneyFan Thankyou ♥️👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @JamieArc I‘m a disaster with the Booker list this year … nothing done 🙈. This is a beautiful edition 💫 (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts @quietjenn @MaureenMc @squirrelbrain @Bookwomble @LeahBergen @CarolynM @batsy This is a beautiful edition , and I love this time of year for the photo, the autumn light is coming now … the most beautiful light I think. The shadows ♥️ 3mo
TrishB Oh that‘s so cool ❤️ I love Holly. 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I know ! Me too ♥️👍🏻 3mo
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I loved this psychological drama. MC , David Kelsey is seriously stuggling with his grasp on reality. Bizarre, yet written in such a believable way , because it is believable, yet we rarely come upon these characters in real life. Is a deeply traumatised person capable of anything ? Obsession is a real draw for some people. How far they may take it is frightening. Subtle humour too. I‘ll be savouring the P Highsmith‘s books I have left.

Tamra I think I may have only read one of her novels - obviously I need to check out more! 3mo
squirrelbrain You‘re loving this author, aren‘t you?! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra it‘s fairly crazy stuff .. but I love it 😬. I‘m not a big fan of the who done it. I love the why done its. 3mo
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I love her ! Perfect read for me. 3mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts ahhhh yes, key distinction! 3mo
Bookwomble Mrs Bookwomble has this from the '80s, which I've been meaning to read since then! Your review might be the push I need to get to it this year (maybe 😏). 3mo
LeahBergen You‘re making me want to move this up to the top of my TBR pile! 👍 3mo
batsy Great review, Cathy. Love a good writer who delves deep into the whydunnit. I really need to be reading more Highsmith! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Bookwomble I know the feeling ! R 3mo
Cathythoughts @Bookwomble I know the feeling ! Too many good books out there. But , I‘ll give you a push alright 😄.. it‘s very good. 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘ll be excited to hear your thoughts whenever you may get there. Nice to see you ♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy It‘s a good one. Apparently it‘s her early ‘work ‘ for Ridley. I wish I liked the who done it‘s more … but I don‘t … that could change though 🤞🏻 there are so many recommended ones on Litsy. 3mo
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This Sweet Sickness | Patricia Highsmith
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I‘m onto my next Patricia Highsmith. Perfect holiday ( any day ) reading 👌🏻♥️

TrishB Wow 😯 you must be enjoying them! 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I really am enjoying 👍🏻😁 3mo
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The Blunderer | Patricia Highsmith
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On a weeks break in West Cork. Just finished The Blunderer! Very good, similar feel to Strangers on a Train.
Murder and psychological torment... I‘ll be sad when I‘ve read all her books .. that won‘t be for awhile yet though 👍🏻😁

Cazxxx I really enjoyed this one and also intend to read all of her books 3mo
Cathythoughts @Cazxxx I really love her writing and stories 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
TrishB Enjoy! I haven‘t read any of hers yet. 3mo
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batsy Book sounds fun! And the backdrop looks lovely! 3mo
squirrelbrain Have a lovely holiday! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh I‘ll love to read this. Happy holidays! ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB You might like her 👍🏻 ( … 🤔 and there‘s a birthday coming up ) 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Book is great , as usual 👍🏻 the countryside is lovely here ♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen ♥️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie. Ya, you‘d love it Ithink. 3mo
TrishB 😘😁 3mo
andrew61 Enjoy your break Cathy 3mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Thanks Andrew! 3mo
Tamra The background looks beautiful! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra It‘s a lovely spot. ♥️ 3mo
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Im trying the first in Ruth Rendell‘s Wexford mysteries. I loved the stand alone I read. This book is less complicated, very readable, very believable, real like it‘s actually happening next door ( in the old days ). I‘m loving the details of the time .the immersion heater, the fabric tacked on the kitchen press . . ‘ the police station a concrete box of tricks amid the quiet crowded houses of High Street‘ the overall atmosphere she creates 👌🏻

AmyG Yes! The Wexford books became very comforting to me. I so enjoyed them. (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG Yes ! Very comforting 🥰 3mo
Ruthiella It‘s great to have a dependable series to rely on! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella It really is. I hope this one continues to work out, it‘s been awhile sinse I had a dependable series 🤞🏻😁 3mo
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A Dark-Adapted Eye | Barbara Vine
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#WeeklyForecast

Custom of the Country… on to Book Three this week.
Colony… only starting
A Dark Adapted Eye , my second Ruth Rendell ( I read A Judgement In Stone last week 👍🏻)

Thoroughly enjoying all these. ♥️♥️♥️
Happy reading week everyone 👍🏻😁
Hey Cindy 👋🏻 hope all is well.

rockpools I‘m interested to hear your take on The Colony. Have a lovely week, Cathy 3mo
TrishB Enjoy 😁 looks like a great plan. 3mo
Cinfhen Looking good 🤩!❣️❣️❣️ 3mo
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AnneCecilie Interested in hearing your thoughts on The Colony. Wharton is on my list of authors to read, haven‘t read anything by her yet. 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @rockpools @AnneCecilie Thanks! I‘m loving Colony, it‘s very authentic and funny and real 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @AnneCecilie I‘d love to hear what you think of Wharton when you get there. I love her. 3mo
Tamra The Colony sounds great - I stacked it. 😊Happy Week! 3mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Colony is great ! Happy week lovely friend ❤️ 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Have a good week, Cathy!❤️ 3mo
AmyG My first Rendell. I loved it! Enjoy. 3mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG I‘m loving A Dark Adapted Eye… I‘m taking notes , it‘s a complicated start. She‘s a good writer. 3mo
AmyG I am so happy to see watch you read these books. I never knew anyone who loved Rendell. I never had anyone to discuss her with. 3mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG The strange thing is that even though I‘ve never read her before , there‘s a strong feeling of familiarity 🤷🏼‍♀️😁 3mo
AmyG I so get it. 3mo
Centique I discovered her Barbara Vine books a couple of years ago and am smitten with her. 😍 Haven‘t tried the ones she‘s written under Rendell yet @AmyG I do like more of a psychological mystery than a heart thumping thriller and the Vines have been great. 3mo
AmyG The non-Wexford books I think you‘d enjoy @Centique. 3mo
Centique @AmyG thank you I will try them ☺️ 3mo
Cathythoughts @Centique I‘m really enjoying her. I‘m on my second book now , delighted to have found her. The first one I read was brilliant 3mo
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A Judgement in Stone | Ruth Rendell
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This was great. Suspense, some lovely writing, and I loved the narrator‘s little shocking comments:

‘ No doubt he did. One wonders what Joan Smith would have done with children if she had had them.
Eaten them , perhaps. ‘

You just don‘t expect these random comments , they are so matter of fact, and unexpected!
Loving Ruth Rendell , have ordered more of her books. A good thriller writer. A good writer.

TrishB Not ready any Rendell! (edited) 4mo
EverydayImReading @cathythoughts Great review. It‘s next on my list. I have loved Ruth Rendell for a long time. She never disappoints. She also writes under Barbara Vine. 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB This is my first. I think it might have been a 99p deal from Litsy. You might have it 🤔. Hope you‘re relaxing ♥️👍🏻 4mo
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Cathythoughts @EverydayImReading I saw that and was recommended by @AmyG to get The Crocodile Bird … I just got it on kindle , only €1.50 👍🏻 4mo
jenniferw88 @Cathythoughts I think it was me from my Kindle book haul! Anyway, glad you enjoyed it. 4mo
TrishB Just got it for 99p 👍🏻 I‘ve had a couple of hours of reading on my own! Lovely 😁 4mo
AmyG I am beyond thrilled to read you like her! I remember going to all the libraries in my county to find her books…I couldn‘t get enough. 4mo
LeahBergen Oh, good! I suspected that you‘d enjoy Ruth Rendell. 👍 4mo
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 Thanks Jenny. I more than enjoyed it , it looks like I have a new favorite author 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Nice one 👍🏻😁 4mo
Cathythoughts Thanks @AmyG ❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I really do. I might try an Inspector Wexford at some stage too .. so excited to find a new to me good thriller writer. ❤️ 4mo
kspenmoll I read some of her books ages ago; now you are temping to reread some! 3mo
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll She‘s very good. I like her strategy,it‘s thriller , it‘s psychological, it‘s meaningful.. she‘s ticking boxes for me 👍🏻😁 3mo
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A Judgement In Stone | Ruth Rendell
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Trying another thriller ( the last one didn‘t work out too well)
So far this is really good 🤞🏻

jlhammar I've been interested in trying Ruth Rendell. She wrote so many, I didn't know where to start. Maybe this one? Sounds good! 4mo
AmyG Ruth Rendell is my most favorite mystery writer. She also writes as Barbara Vine…those are more psychological. @jlhammar She writes the Inspector Wexford mysteries along with stand-alone books. Maybe google and try one of her stand alone ones. There are so many. (edited) 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🤞 I have not read this author 4mo
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LeahBergen I like Ruth Rendell‘s stand-alones. 👍 4mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG Thanks! That‘s all very helpful. It‘s hard to find a good mystery/ thriller writer these days. I can feel the difference in the writing and tone from the last current thriller I read ( or bailed on ) I‘ll look up Barbara Vine too. Thanks 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @jlhammar This is my first and I‘m really enjoying it. I see too she wrote a lot of books, if they are as good as this one .. we are in luck 😁 4mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I think you‘d really enjoy this one Jessie 👍🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘m really enjoying it , getting lost, and leaving all my worries behind … always a good sign 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
AmyG Enjoy! I am always happy to see people reading her books. I spent a summer, in the ‘90‘s, reading every book I could find of hers. She is truly one of the best. (edited) 4mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG I‘m going to get a few on kindle , would you recommend a few favourites when you have the time !? 4mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG I like psychological thrillers … 4mo
AmyG My favorites are actually the Barbara Vine books. I don‘t remember much but the two that stick in my head are A Dark-Adapted Eye and The Crocodile Bird. (edited) 4mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG Thanks so much ! I‘ll get those ones 👍🏻😁 4mo
AmyG Let me know what you think when you read them. (edited) 4mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG I will ! I‘ll tag you 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
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Princes in the Land | Joanna Cannan
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I really enjoyed this one too @LeahBergen . It is , as you so beautifully put it , ‘ a moving portrait of a woman‘s life ‘ and I got caught up in the lives of Patricia and her family.

Lots of snobbery and clothes too, playing a big part in this story.
Her dress was …‘ rust trimmed with green and ever such a saucy hat ‘ … ( sounds good to me ! )

I‘ll say no more , no spoilers 👍🏻#PersephoneClub

Tamra 😆 saucy hat! 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I know 😂 I love the saucy hat! 4mo
LeahBergen Yes! The clothing descriptions sure summed up the difference of character between Patricia and her daughter-in-law, didn‘t they? 😆😆 4mo
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Cathythoughts @LeahBergen They certainly did 👍🏻😁 4mo
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed. I will be starting soon. 4mo
quietjenn Snobbery and clothes, including a saucy hat! 💜 I really need to get to this! 4mo
Sparklemn Looking forward to this one. 4mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM Thanks, look forward to your thoughts. X 4mo
Cathythoughts @quietjenn You do 😁 4mo
Cathythoughts @Sparklemn Looking forward to your thoughts 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
catebutler I‘m about half way through, and loving it. Her writing is superb, and so funny! 4mo
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Princes in the Land | Joanna Cannan
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“You never forget those days when life blossomed. The blossom fell ; the fruit was gathered; the trees stood bare; but yew them, split them, saw them , burn them, and still about your winter rooms there‘d be the honeyed smell of that dead spring time …”

Nearly finished, really enjoying.

#PersephoneClub

LeahBergen This author was known for writing pony books for children so I was continually finding myself surprised at the loveliness of her writing. 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen oh that‘s interesting.. makes sense, she loved the horses so 👍🏻 Yes some lovely writing. 4mo
andrew61 Great quote Cathy, this is a book where there are constant short sections of remarkable writing. I have just however left Hugh colliding with a bus !!! @LeahBergen I did notice on searching that her books are very much based in the pony/horse world and so much of Patricia's early life is about her initial wildness and natural skill with horses being tamed into a submissive wife and mother. 3mo
rubyslippersreads @andrew61 @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I was rooting for the bus. 🤣 3mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I want to read more of her pony books, but I wish she‘d written more novels like this. (Or if she did, I wish someone would reissue them.) 3mo
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Magpie | Elizabeth Day
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I was intending to go for a Booker book this afternoon, but I‘m tired and feel like something more chilled out. Which I‘m thinking this will be. Meg Mason praises this one … 🤞🏻😊

squirrelbrain I really liked this one - very twisty! 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Look forward to your thoughts on this 💗 4mo
mcctrish I just got this from the library 4mo
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Tamra Enjoy your down time! 4mo
EverydayImReading Im really enjoying it. Smart yet effortless. Perfect for a chilled afternoon. Enjoy 😊 4mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Very twisty 👍🏻 (edited) 4mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @mcctrish I hope you like it 👍🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks X 4mo
Cathythoughts @EverydayImReading That‘s exactly it , effortless 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
LeahBergen Sometimes you just need a good thriller. 👍 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes ! ❤️ 4mo
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Greengates | R. C. Sherriff
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I really enjoyed this one with the #PersephoneClub recently. A story about Tom‘s and Edie‘s retirement .. beautiful writing, an insightful look at life. I‘m anxious to read more by this author.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 4mo
LeahBergen Loved this one, too! 4mo
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#WeeklyForecast
I hope to start
Our Wives for the ⛺️
Custom of the Country , Book Two. Thoroughly enjoyed Book One. ♥️

Princes … still havnt started
Trust .. still only halfway.
A slow book week last week.

Have a great reading week everyone 👍🏻♥️
Hi Cindy 👋🏻 hope you are well.

Cinfhen Great photo, Cathy 😍Looks like you have some real beauties to get to this week - enjoy 😊 4mo
TrishB Great plans 👍🏻 4mo
squirrelbrain Lovely pic, as always! Have a good week! 4mo
marleed Looks like a great week! 4mo
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Fingersmith | Sarah Waters
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Letter F

Fingersmith ♥️ What a great twisty turny atmospheric book. I‘d love to read it again for the first time.

MrsMalaprop I loooved this book. My intro to Sarah Waters. 4mo
JamieArc I really loved this book too. I need to read more of her! 4mo
batsy Fantastic pick! 💜 4mo
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AllDebooks Ohhhh yes! 4mo
Ruthiella Loved this book!👍 4mo
LeahBergen A favourite!! ❤️ 4mo
BarbaraBB Such a good one ❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @MrsMalaprop it‘s sooo good 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @JamieArc I‘d like to read more of her too. , @batsy I always feel I flew to fast through Paying Guests, and I know you think a lot of that one… I‘d like to reread it sometime. (edited) 4mo
Cathythoughts @AllDebooks @Ruthiella Yes! 👍🏻👍🏻♥️♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes a favourite for me too ♥️👍🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Absolutely ♥️ 4mo
Centique It was such a great twisty read you‘re right! 4mo
Cathythoughts @Centique It was👍🏻😁 4mo
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‘Presently her attention was drawn to a lady in black who was examining the pictures through a tortoise-shell eye-glass adorned with diamonds and hanging from a long pearl chain. Undine was instantly struck by the opportunities which this toy presented for graceful wrist movements and supercilious turns of the head ‘

Book One , Oh Undine I see trouble ahead
Enjoying this one
#WhartonBuddyRead

Beautiful edition from Paula @Centique Thankyou ♥️

DivineDiana I love that description! And it is a beautiful cover! 4mo
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana I‘m so enjoying Edith Wharton. It feels like a comfort read to me. 4mo
Graywacke Terrific quote, says so much. It took me 40 pages, but I‘m completely taken in. I finished Book 1 yesterday evening. 4mo
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Cathythoughts @Graywacke I‘m all in as well. I love her insights into NY at that time and her writing ♥️ 4mo
Graywacke @Cathythoughts the aboriginal (as in old moneyed New Yorkers) comments made me smile. 4mo
Lcsmcat I‘m really enjoying this reread, and getting so much out of it. Warning - I‘ve highlighted many quotes! 😀 4mo
Cathythoughts @Lcsmcat I‘m looking forward to your quotes 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
LeahBergen I love that quote! 4mo
Centique 😘 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I know! I love it too, she writes so well. The details 👌🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks Paula X I love it , inside and out. 😍 4mo
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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#Alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Letter B
I remember loving this book, the writing, the characters, the story. An excellent read.

Please join in everyone who wants to 👍🏻♥️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for playing!! 4mo
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Either/Or | Elif Batuman
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I‘m afraid I‘m bailing. This started off with promice. I was enjoying the different relationships and where they might go… but then the content went more and more out of my reach, and I felt lost in it all. I think it‘s a marmite book. I look forward to the discussion, maybe I will be enlightened and decide to give it another go. ⛺️ #CampLitsy

TrishB I bailed on the first one and I admit I haven‘t started this yet! 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I don‘t know if this one will be for you either Trish 🤔 I‘ll be interested to see how you get on with it. (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen I bailed on the first one too and decided I wasn‘t going to even attempt this one 🤷🏼‍♀️#SoManyBooksSoLittleTime (edited) 4mo
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BarbaraBB I am sorry to miss you in #CampLitsy but I agree this is a Marmite book 😀 4mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Yes ! So many books , hopefully the next one will work out better. 👍🏻❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Thanks Barbara, I felt bad bailing , but it wasn‘t making any sense to me 🤷🏼‍♀️. 4mo
Megabooks Sorry you won‘t be joining the discussion but def agree re: marmite! Great thought! 💜💜 4mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Thanks X ♥️ 4mo
Tamra 😆 What a great descriptive - marmite book! Though I‘ve never had it, I understand it is one of those love/hate flavors. 4mo
rockpools I‘m admitting this isn‘t for me either. It‘s heading back to the library today, rather than hanging around guilt-tripping me! 3mo
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A new stack! Just came in the post 🎉

DivineDiana I see The Swimmers has arrived! 🙂 4mo
jlhammar Great stack! I loved the Otsuka. My cover (US) of Seven Steeples is so different. Really looking forward to that one. I hope to start The Colony this weekend. 4mo
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana It has ! Exciting 👍🏻😁 4mo
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Cathythoughts @jlhammar Thanks, I‘m looking forward to Otsuka 👍🏻 So many books , so little time 😁we‘ll get there eventually ♥️ 4mo
LeahBergen Nice! I‘m looking forward to that Highsmith. 👍 4mo
Ruthiella Nice stack! 🤩 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Yes ! Me too. 4mo
Cathythoughts @ruthiella Thanks X (edited) 4mo
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#AlphabetGame Letter A @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Your favorite book beginning with A

The tagged book Is one my favorite thrillers. Great writing and suspense. Thanks for the tag @CarolynM

Would you like to join in @EverydayImReading @emmaturi @erzascarletbookgasm

CarolynM I‘m not much of a thriller reader, but I feel like I should try this one sometime, especially as you like it so much. 4mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM At least it‘s short enough 😂 4mo
EverydayImReading I haven‘t read the book but adding it to my stack! The movie was excellent so I‘m excited to read the book 😀 4mo
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batsy Such a good book! 4mo
Cathythoughts @EverydayImReading I‘ve never seen the movie …but I‘ll keep an eye out for it 👍🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @batsy it really is 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the tag, Cathy! A good book and an underrated author! 4mo
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Circus of Wonders | Elizabeth Macneal
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Between a pick and a so-so. I enjoyed the story, lovely descriptions of the circus in Victorian times , but it did go on a bit too long at the end.

squirrelbrain I haven‘t even thought about purchasing this one…and I think it might stay that way! 4mo
Cathythoughts @Squirrelbrain Makes sense , there‘s a LOT going on with the 🏕 -and the Booker 👍🏻😁 (edited) 4mo
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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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I realised this book was going over my head , but I knew too it was brilliant to me. So I needed to Youtube some interviews with the author. Turns out I had no idea what was going on. I found out a lot about the structure of the book. I also am very drawn to the author, his intelligence, his warmth , especially when he tells us of his favourite character in the book , then he becomes a self revealing man . Now back to the book 👍🏻♥️

DivineDiana I love that you sought greater insight! That is one of the reasons I enjoy author talks so much. Stacking this one! ❤️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana Look forward to your thoughts whenever you may get there 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
squirrelbrain Will check it out when I get to the book…. 4mo
Cinfhen I too read/listened to a few reviews before I started this book. So far it‘s working out well 💜 4mo
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#WeeklyForecast

Circus of Wonders , hope to finish in the next few days, very enjoyable.
Trust, loving it.
Start Edith Wharton
Start Either/ Or
Get ready for the Persephone 💫

Under a little book pressure here. . 😬🤞🏻

Happy reading friends ♥️
Hiya Cindy 😘

batsy Just a tiny bit of pressure 😅 Lovely photo and stack! Have a good reading week 💜📖 4mo
TrishB I knew I‘d missed one! Circus of Wonders….. 4mo
Tamra Wow! 😻 A promising stack! 4mo
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JamieArc Trust was one of the Longlist I wasn‘t sure about, but you‘ve convinced me to make sure I get to it! 4mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba 😘 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘m enjoying it 👍🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra Thanks! A big 😬 promising stack. 👍🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @JamieArc I‘m really enjoying it. I‘m only a quarter in. It could be one of those marmite books , but I love it so far. Interesting, unusual, wounded characters.. I love these kind of characters 4mo
LeahBergen Lovely! ❤️ 4mo
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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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Sunday morning reading. Really enjoying this. Helen and Benjamin are fascinating characters 👍🏻

TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 4mo
squirrelbrain Looking forward to this - I may start this week…. 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks X 4mo
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain It‘s very good. Like you were saying about Spectacular though. Sorry I don‘t have a proper copy , I want to underline and write things in the margins .. may have to get hard copy. 4mo
batsy That's good to hear! I still have his previous one on my TBR 🙈 4mo
Cathythoughts @batsy I loved In The Distance. This one is similar in ways 👍🏻 4mo
BarbaraBB So glad to hear it‘s good! 4mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB So far, so good 👍🏻 4mo
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Magpie | Elizabeth Day
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Just stacked this after @JillR ‘s review and looked it up on kindle …. 99p ! Delighted 😃

TrishB Well then…..here I go! 4mo
TrishB Whoops, I brought it in January 😂😂 4mo
Tamra Lucky day! 4mo
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MicheleinPhilly @TrishB 😂😂😂 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thank god Kindle tells us 👍🏻😁 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra indeed 😁 4mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly @Cathythoughts it is a good job kindle let‘s us know! 4mo
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Trust. My first venture into the Booker long list. I‘m intrigued by where this opening sentence will lead to…

LeahBergen I see the Persephone bookmark for our upcoming read! 😊 4mo
squirrelbrain I have this on Kindle too, will start it soon. I‘m just about to begin my library copy of 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen The very one 🥰 4mo
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I have CaseStudy on kindle too 👍🏻 4mo
Leniverse That's a good opening sentence. Gah. Will not start on the longlist. Will not. 🙈🙉 4mo
BarbaraBB I want to make a start too with the longlist but first I need to read the first half of 4mo
Cathythoughts @Leniverse I can‘t see myself getting through very many. I have Booth and Colony is in the post. So I‘ll try 😬 , time is short. 4mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I‘m going to listen to Either/Or. I have it lined up to start next week 🤞🏻 I‘m curious as there are mixed feelings on it. 4mo
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Riveting, I loved this book. Psychological thriller, Guy a brilliant young architect meets Bruno on a train, a man obsessed with the perfect murder. Something happens between them. Guys ability to engineer a white bridge like an angels wing. Bruno‘s devil like creepiness. Why does one man murder , why do murderous wars continue ? The questions asked , the brilliance of the writing , the detail, that tomato coloured woollen tie ! Ten out of ten ♥️

LeahBergen Great review! I must get to it soon. 👍 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I imagine you‘ll love it. Look forward to your thoughts when you get there 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I started it Sunday and finished it yesterday ( Wednesday) that‘s quick for me , I couldn‘t put it down. Not to mention my kindle went into some ‘ critical error‘ and died right before the ending. 🙄. So I had to get a new kindle and finally read the ending last night. (edited) 4mo
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batsy Wow, 10 out of 10! Great review 💜 I loved the movie. 4mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Yes ten out of ten for pure enjoyment 👍🏻😃 4mo
DivineDiana Certainly an incentive for a new kindle! Like @batsy I love the movie. But with that review, I need to read the book as well! 4mo
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana My old kindle was only barley hanging in there … it picked a fine time to die ! 😂 I loved this book, and I‘d love to see the movie. 4mo
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. Both are good. If I have to choose , it‘s hardback.

2. With our weather I like the cosy indoor read.

3. Both have their own magic, I‘ll say Autumn.

Thanks for the tag @julesG
Hi Sherri ♥️

I‘ll tag @EverydayImReading @batsy @emmaturi and everyone who‘d like to join in. ♥️

Eggs 💗Thanks for playing Cathy! 4mo
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My good friend Sinead has re-joined Litsy
Her Litsy name now is @EverydayImReading

We are neighbours and in our Bookclub together. Please welcome and follow my old friend. So excited your joining Sinead 🥰

Cinfhen Welcome back @EverydayImReading any friend of Cathy is a friend of mine!!! Excited to see your posts 😁 4mo
TheKidUpstairs Welcome! 4mo
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julesG Welcome back @EverydayImReading ! 4mo
Susanita Welcome! 4mo
EverydayImReading Thank you all Lovely to be back. 🥰 4mo
rockpools Hi @EverydayImReading - welcome back 😊 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hello 👋 @EverydayImReading Looking forward to see your posts! 4mo
Megabooks Thank you for the tag, Cathy! Welcome back Sinead! #followed Looking forward to your posts @EverydayImReading 💜 4mo
Ruthiella Welcome back! @EverydayImReading 😃 4mo
squirrelbrain Hi @EverydayImReading - lovely to see you back! ❤️ 4mo
EverydayImReading @rockpools Thank you. Delighted to be back 🥰 4mo
EverydayImReading Thank you all for the welcome. Thank you Cathy for tagging me and introducing me although less of the “old” please 😂 I‘ve already added to my books to read list. Love all the suggestions. 4mo
BarbaraBB Hello Sinead, how nice to meet one of Cathy‘s friends! Welcome to Litsy! @EverydayImReading 4mo
quietjenn @EverydayImReading it's lovely to have you here! Welcome, welcome 🤗 4mo
JessClark78 Welcome back! @EverydayImReading 🙂📚 4mo
andrew61 Enjoy being back @EverydayImReading 4mo
Oryx Welcome @EverydayImReading 😁 4mo
TrishB Hi 👋 @EverydayImReading welcome back! 4mo
marleed Oh welcome back @EverydayImReading! I love your handle! 4mo
Hanna-B I‘m new here too @EverydayImReading 4mo
batsy Hi @EverydayImReading ! 👋🏾 4mo
eeclayton Welcome back @EverydayImReading ! 🎉 4mo
CarolynM Nice to have you back @EverydayImReading 👋💕 4mo
Tamra Hello Litsy friend! @EverydayImReading 4mo
DivineDiana Welcome @EverydayImReading! 👏🏻📚❤️ 4mo
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Husband is proud of his book haul from John‘s Bookshop Athlone.
Looks good !
Rupert is for our granddaughters special Rupert shelf 🥰

TrishB A good days purchases 👍🏻 4mo
Ruthiella I love it when book love is a family affair! 😊 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB He‘s delighted, even agreed to stand for a Litsy pic 😁 4mo
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Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Yes X 😊 4mo
merelybookish That's some impressive reading material. 👍 4mo
batsy Nice! I just got the Plato one the other day 😁 4mo
squirrelbrain Great haul! 4mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish It is 👍🏻😁 4mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Very good 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Yes! He‘s pleased. 4mo
CarolynM 😍 4mo
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