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1. Eleanour Oliphant... laugh & cry
2. 🤭😬I don‘t know how to do predictive text ( #dinosaur)
3. Definitely winter sports... great memories of school sports 🏀 🏉 ⚽️ & now too
4. I compliment all Littens & I do love @GatheringBooks smile , she ( & her lovely family ) light up the day

Thanks @Eggs for the tag & Thankyou for keeping Litsy lovely 👍🏻❤️


ljuliel 2- don‘t feel bad. I had to Google it. I‘m a dinosaur 🦕 too. 7h
Eggs Same here: laughed and cried with Eleanor! @Cathythoughts You are a gem 💎💕 7h
Reggie Lolol #2 you are not! 6h
GatheringBooks awwww you are the sweetest!! thank youuu! 💕😍😘🧚🏼‍♀️ now
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The Katharina Code | Jorn Lier Horst
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“You loved Wallander, now meet Wisting “
Could it be true. ???!!! 🙏. Nothing has ever compared to Henning Mankell for me.
🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻Here it goes ... I‘ll give it a try

eanderson I seriously need to start this series... I have the first book, of course, but still haven‘t picked it up. 🤭 9h
TrishB 🤞🏻🤞🏻 9h
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You Will Be Safe Here | Damian Barr
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I‘ve been shopping ( with my 2 Audible credits ) for #booked2020 👍🏻Thankyou to @Abailliekaras for the tagged recommendation for subject mostly new to you ( Boer War) and Thanks to you @Lindy 👍🏻as I got Little Weirds For read in a day ❤️

Lindy Enjoy!👍 5d
youneverarrived I want to read Little Weirds too. Look forward to seeing what you think ❤️ 4d
Abailliekaras Yay I hope you enjoy it! 4d
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Cathythoughts @Lindy Thanks 🙏 2d
Cathythoughts @andrew61 I was very swayed by your review of this one ... it‘s very good ... I‘m about 1/3 in 👍🏻 2d
andrew61 @Cathythoughts glad you are enjoying ☺ 1d
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Dysfunctional family drama set in NY. It got me thinking about inheritance- big or small- and all the troubles & issues that may come from it, how siblings are hurt & divided.
I loved the painting/sculpture story in the second half. Clever & tender writing - with great characters.

LeeRHarry I really enjoyed this one too 😊 5d
Cinfhen This was deeper than the first initial pages. I liked it too! 5d
TrishB Lovely review 👍🏻 5d
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Oryx I love a dysfunctional family (in books, not real life) 5d
Cathythoughts @LeeRHarry Yes! It‘s a good one , isn‘t it ! 5d
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Yes , I agree ... & I love a well written family drama 👍🏻 5d
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Yes I agree ! & I love a well written family drama 👍🏻 5d
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish 👍🏻 5d
Cathythoughts @Oryx Me too 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
erzascarletbookgasm Dysfunctional families make great storytelling! 👍 5d
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm They do ! Don‘t they !! 👍🏻 3d
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✨So, I hope to Finish The Nest .. so enjoyable!
✨The Woman in Black ( top left) is in my handbag now , so I won‘t be caught out again.
✨American Dirt is out here on Tuesday .. so I may treat myself
✨I‘m going to try a sample of Long Bright River

That‘s the plan Literary friends. Chat soon X

Cinfhen Great plan🙌🏻I support it 💯 6d
TrishB Great plan 👍🏻 I‘m still thinking! 6d
BarbaraBB Great forecast 💝 6d
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Finished Constellation 5 ✨✨✨✨✨
Finished Fun Age ... loved it
Finished Conviction ... it was ok

Very pleased with this week‘s report ☺️

Centique I‘m so glad to hear you loved Constellation - I‘ve heard great things from a number of people so I‘m excited to get to it 🤞🤞 7d
Cathythoughts @Centique it‘s very good. He really takes you to the lives of his characters ❤️💔 7d
RachelO Bumping Constellation up the list as well. Looks like s great reading week! 7d
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TrishB A good week and great summary 😁 7d
Cathythoughts @RachelO thanks! I hope you love constellation too 👍🏻❤️ 7d
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish 😁 7d
Cathythoughts @cariashley I must thank you for pointing me in the direction of Constellation 🙏as you rightly said “ it‘s not to be missed” 👍🏻❤️💔 7d
erzascarletbookgasm Very good week indeed! 👏 Me too, bumping Constellation up! 7d
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I hope you will like it whenever you get there 👍🏻❤️ 7d
Suet624 I hand Constellation out to all my friends. So good. 6d
Cathythoughts @Suet624 Lucky friends ❤️👍🏻 8h
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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This one is well written & so clever & it‘s making me smile away to myself ... afternoon off & with this one it‘s perfect.... loving it 👍🏻❤️ I started it briefly a while back ( it was put into #hibernation ) ... more proof that the timing has to be right ! Someone could do their thesis on this “ timing “ concept

Ruthiella Totally agree! For some books one has to read them at the right moment.😀 1w
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Yes! The right place , the right time ..... 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
BarbaraBB Interesting! 1w
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batsy A thesis! Haha. Yes, so true isn't it? Some magic concoction of timing, mood, etc. 🙂 1w
TrishB So true 💜 (edited) 1w
BlackCat13 Absolutely, timing is key! 1w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB it is that ! 7d
Cathythoughts @TrishB @BlackCat13 yes, you put it perfectly @batsy “magic concoction of timing , mood .... “ 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 7d
charl08 I love that idea. I'm picking up lots of books and putting them down again at the moment, definitely a mood thing. 7d
Cathythoughts @charl08 Yes! It‘s mad though , isn‘t it ! A few months ago I had no interest in this book & now I‘m really enjoying it 🤷🏼‍♀️😁 but I suppose I didn‘t bail ... it went into #hibernation (edited) 7d
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Conviction | Denise Mina
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This is just about getting a “ pick”. First half is great & promises to be thrilling , but the second half starts meandering & the thriller isn‘t as thrilling .... but I did finish & it was some “light” relief while reading a heavier book.
I‘m using for #tartannoir #booked2020

TrishB You‘re on a roll!! 1w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks! I‘m pleased to have finished some books 😁👍🏻 1w
4thhouseontheleft I was thinking of reading this for #tartannoir. This is a stand alone novel, right? 7d
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Cathythoughts @4thhouseontheleft it is a stand alone ... but I‘ve read better tartan noirs ... maybe you have read them though ... if not , just other options ( better , but only in my opinion) 7d
4thhouseontheleft @Cathythoughts Thanks! I haven't read any Tartan Noirs before, so I'll check out those two as well! 7d
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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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What a great book !! The different relationship dynamics are jumping off the pages. Compulsively readable .... I loved this one , and I‘m left with a lot to think about ...

TrishB Stacked👍🏻 1w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Look forward you your thoughts... as readable as Fleishman I think 👍🏻👍🏻 1w
LeeRHarry On hold at the library for this one - it‘ll be a while until I get it - good to hear that it was a pick for you 😊 (edited) 1w
Cathythoughts @LeeRHarry a serious pick 👍🏻👍🏻look foreword to your thoughts 1w
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This is a dark & beautiful book. Searching the depths of human feeling ... the characters are wounded physically & emotionally. Speaking of those they had lost to wartimes , Sonja says “ maybe we try to find them in other people, in kindness & generosity “
Such truthful & brilliant writing.
I will use for #millennialauthor #booked2020

Cinfhen Beautiful review! Not an easy book to get through 1w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks! I so agree , it‘s not easy to get through 1w
batsy Lovely review ❤️ 1w
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Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba ❤️👍🏻 1w
TrishB Great review 💜 1w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks 🙏❤️💔 1w
DGRachel One of my favorite books of 2017. I‘m eternally grateful to Litsy for the recommendation, as it got me out of a slump. 1w
Billypar Great review: glad you stuck with it! I kept putting myself in the characters' shoes, which is terrifying given the violence described, but it gave me a new appreciation for what it must mean to be brave in a situation like that. 1w
Cathythoughts @DGRachel A great book. I‘m eternally grateful to Litsy too ... almost all the books I read now are Litsy recommendations ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Cathythoughts @Billypar Thanks Vinny, , it took courage to put yourself in their shoes ...💔. I loved the way life& love were seen as always having been here before we were born & will always be here after we are gone .. I loved that 1w
andrew61 Great review cathy, makes me want to reread as a while since i put it down. 1w
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Thanks Andrew ! It‘s a memorable book for sure 1w
Suet624 Great comment @billypar this book will always stay with me. 6d
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Reading by my fire , I want to bail , but the writing is waking up a part of me that wants to hear this/these stories - of war & the people who lived through this time - 2004 the second Chechen war , I‘ve become very invested in the characters now , it‘s too late to bail , a woman curved like a comma , an eclipse, metaphors that cut to the truth 👍🏻💔❤️ Thankyou #booked2020 I‘m reading books I might never have #millennialauthor

TrishB Looks like a gorgeous reading spot ❤️ 1w
Tamra So comfy! This one is on my shelf so I‘m curious. 1w
Cathythoughts @TrishB there‘s nothing like the fire 👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Cathythoughts @Tamra it‘s not an easy read ... not the content or the writing process... but I‘m persevering because I picked it for the challenge & I‘m hooked now 👍🏻❤️ 1w
Cinfhen This book is so dark and I almost bailed so many times but like you the writing was so powerful I felt the need to persevere. Im glad I did. 1w
JennyM Cozy fires! It sounds like a book to push through with 1w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen yes! That‘s exactly it. Powerful writing 👍🏻❤️ 1w
Cathythoughts @JennyM yes, I love the winter & the fire ! My favorite time & definitely a book to push through with👍🏻❤️💔 1w
Cuilin I can smell that fire. Briquettes, miss those. I‘m adding the book to my TR pile. I‘ve heard the writing is wonderful. 1w
Amiable This book was one of my very few 5-star reads the year I read it . The writing just blew me away. I still think about it . 1w
readordierachel Love this post ❤ 1w
Cathythoughts I hope you‘ll like it 👍🏻❤️ the briquettes are great , they light up well X 1w
Cathythoughts @Amiable yes, the writing is brilliant! ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
jenniferw88 Hi, just letting you know that #lmpbc arrived safely today - thanks for the extra book - and I hope you enjoy The Butcher's Hook when you get round to it! X 1w
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 thanks Jenny 👍🏻😘 1w
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 Snap was on your TBR .... l really loved it ! 1w
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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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Started to read this book ... it‘s so very good , the writing 👌🏻.... I love Emira ❤️

Tamra I hope it holds up! 🤞🏾 2w
Cathythoughts @Tamra 🤞🏻I have a good feeling about this one 2w
TrishB Will look forward to your review 👍🏻 2w
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peaknit I‘m really enjoying it on audio! 2w
readordierachel Can't wait to read this one! 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB @peaknit @readordierachel so far it‘s a good page turner ... one plot line is a bit annoying though 🙄... still I‘m keeping on reading 👍🏻 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Must Finish: Constellation
Must Finish : Conviction
Hope to Start: Such A Fun Age 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

erzascarletbookgasm I must have missed your reviews on the two books. Look forward to your thoughts on Such A Fun Age, so much buzz recently 😊 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Oh you can use the Denise Mina to cross out #tartannoir too! 2w
TrishB Good plan 👍🏻 2w
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm oh sorry , I wasn‘t clear there 😬I must finish both Constellation & Conviction ( still reading them ) .... yes , I‘ll use the thriller for #tartannoir 👍🏻it‘s good 2w
Cinfhen Conviction is a US #KindleDailyDeal today ~ trying to decide if I should buy it 🙈 (edited) 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Good to know, Cathy. I don‘t have any books for tartan noir. If any other tartan noir authors are recommended, please let me know. @TrishB @Cinfhen . I googled and it seems Val McDermid and Ian Rankin are good? 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Daily deal !!!! Oh go for it. I paid full price on kindle yesterday & I‘m not sorry ..... 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen and I didn‘t realize I could use it for #Tartan 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I loved His Bloody Project too 👍🏻👍🏻 2w
Cinfhen Bought it 😂😂#SorryNotSorry 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 🥳... I hope you like it. I‘m on the couch reading it right now 👍🏻 2w
Cinfhen I‘ll let you know ~ enjoy 😊 2w
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm both of those are good and The Quaker and Ann Cleeves Shetland series probably qualifies. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Thank you, I have some good choices now! @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @TrishB 2w
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Conviction | Denise Mina
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Ahhhhhhh 😊.... finally a thriller that has passed the 100 pages test .. well written &
I‘m starved for a good thriller... 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

LeahBergen I thought this one sounded good. Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 😁🤞🏻🤞🏻double crossed. I so love a good thriller 2w
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I had thought 5 stars ... but now I‘m finished I‘m thinking 3 ✨..... I really enjoyed this story & insightful look at Stella‘s journey through life ! A great read , although maybe a bit too drawn out in the end. But I‘d still highly recommend 👍🏻❤️

Cinfhen Agreed!!! Great start but book starts to fizzle/ I think I wrote in my review 5 deaths would have been enough 😉 (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen yes! 5 deaths would have been plenty !!! Good read all the same 👍🏻 2w
batsy @Cinfhen @Cathythoughts Is it wrong to laugh...you're both cracking me up with "5 deaths would have been plenty" ? 2w
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Cathythoughts @batsy @Cinfhen it‘s fine to laugh 😂... I wanted to put a laughing emoji in my comment too ..... it does sound outrageous 🤣 2w
Cinfhen It‘s totally humorous @batsy 😂😂I felt the same way about this book too / 5 near death experiences would have sufficed 2w
batsy @Cinfhen Bahaha! 2w
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✨Finished Shadowplay & loved it

✨✨Still working through the ones on the right... and loving both .... I can‘t complain , all these books are 5 stars in their own way ✨✨✨✨✨

Cinfhen Awesomeness 💗👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❣️ 2w
TrishB It‘s great when you‘re enjoying them all! 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @TrishB 👍🏻❤️❤️ 2w
Centique What a great start to the year! 2w
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#FriYayIntro 1. ... I wasn‘t a young reader ... & can‘t remember a book I just read for fun .. Dr Seuss maybe ? But it wasn‘t intentional
2. John Kennedy‘s assassination 💔
3. Lemon / honey / whiskey
4. I will 👍🏻❤️

The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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A rare early reading night ! Catching up on a Reread for my ( My choice 😬, always scary ) Bookclub choice ... I hope the ladies will like it 🤞🏻we are meeting soon in January

Readswithcoffee It‘s a great book. I predict they will love it! 2w
Cathythoughts @Readswithcoffee I agree ! A great book .... still reading is so personal & I‘m hoping they will like it ..... ( I think it will make for a good discussion anyway 2w
Readswithcoffee @Cathythoughts True. There are a variety of interesting relationships at play, so there is plenty to discuss. Hope it goes well! 2w
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Scochrane26 This is the book for my book club, too. Got to start it in the next week. 2w
Prairiegirl_reading We have one woman in mine who hates everything! It‘s quite hilarious. She would definitely hate this since it‘s character driven but I loved it and I think there is a lot to discuss. 2w
TrishB One of my friends rings me every time it‘s her turn to choose to ask me for a recommendation! Usually with a big list of what people like and don‘t like. There is plenty to discuss with this. 2w
Cathythoughts @Scochrane26 ok ! I think it‘s brilliant... I hope you like it ( & my Bookclub does too 😬 2w
Cathythoughts @Prairiegirl_reading 😳😂she might like it. It‘s character- driven , but there‘s plot too ... I‘d love to hear her favorite book 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks Trish ! That‘s good to hear 2w
Prairiegirl_reading @Cathythoughts she likes contemporary thrillers and that‘s pretty much all she wants to read. Not sure why she is even in a book club but to each their own! 2w
BiblioLitten I loved this book! ♥️ 1w
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Shadowplay | Joseph O'Connor
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Shadowplay ! Hypnotic & mesmerizing , beautifully written... We meet The actors Henry Irving & Ellen Terry , late 1800‘s , The Lyceum theatre in London ... And we meet Bram Stoker , and get an insight into his life ..... Now I have to read Dracula 🧛‍♂️!
Ellen Terry wears a veiled hat in the street , so as not to be noticed... she is so famous in London ... I loved her character ❤️
#Hatheadcoveringoncover #booked2020

Cinfhen Ohhhhh!! Sounds really good!!! @jenniferw88 what category might this work for???? 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Interesting! Is this a fictionalised life account of Bram Stoker? I loved Dracula! (edited) 2w
4thhouseontheleft You should definitely read Dracula! 🧛🏻‍♂️ 2w
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I really enjoyed it ❤️👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @4thhouseontheleft yes!! I really want yo read it now. 👍🏻🧛‍♂️ 2w
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen it would work for Victorian! 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I think it‘s a pretty true to life account of his life in London managing the Lyceum theatre... Jack the Riper is around & the thinking is that he may have “ inspired “ the Dracula idea 🤷🏼‍♀️... it‘s fiction with a solid factual base I‘d say 2w
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! I think I found my Victorian xx thanks Cathy and @jenniferw88 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻i hope you will like it ... I did the audio. It‘s dramatic & I liked that 2w
Cinfhen Ohhh! Good to know as I‘ve become an @AudioAddict 🎧 2w
Cuilin I have this in my TR stack. Love Joseph O‘Connor. 2w
Cathythoughts @Cuilin yes! I love him too ❤️👍🏻 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yeah, I need to stack this also! Thanks. ♥️📚👊🏻 2w
TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 2w
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South Riding | Winifred Holtby
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Hi Rachel, thanks so much for your lovely card & news ! Do glad you enjoyed Marvellous Ways & Delighted to receive this book from my TBR 😁.... you‘re a star , thanks Cathy X

youneverarrived I want to be in that cover 😍 2w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived I know 😍! Isn‘t it gorgeous! I‘ll meet you there 👍🏻 2w
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts @youneverarrived Let's all meet there. I'll bring wine. 😍 2w
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Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A @youneverarrived Great ! I‘ll bring cheese & olives 👍🏻❤️ 2w
batsy It's a lovely book... Hope you enjoy it! 2w
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A sounds perfect 💚💚💚 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! I see a lot of characters listed ... I‘ll have to make a list 👍🏻it looks really good 2w
LeahBergen I have this waiting on my shelf, too. 👍🏻 2w
RachelO Yay! So pleased it arrived before you‘d tracked down a copy 😊 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen It looks good 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @RachelO yes! I‘m thrilled ! Thankyou Rachel , it‘s very nice of you 2w
BiblioLitten Lovely cover! 2w
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten yes! It really is 👍🏻❤️ 2w
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Love this one ❤️

TrishB Glad it‘s a good one 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB It is 👍🏻❤️ 2w
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Good book ❤️

Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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☕️ Continue with Constellation
☕️ Hope to enjoy lots of Stella
☕️Finish Audible of ShadowPlay
☕️Red Bones is trying to get in there ... but time will dictate
With ☕️☕️☕️ New Years resolution ... lots more herbal teas

Cinfhen Solid plan for the week xx 3w
Velvetfur Love these pretty pictures 😊 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks 🤞🏻 3w
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Cathythoughts @Velvetfur thanks 😊 3w
readordierachel Love your tea cup ☕ 3w
TrishB Good plan 👍🏻 3w
Cathythoughts @readordierachel thanks! It‘s a favorite 👍🏻 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks! 🤞🏻the best made plans & all that ... 😁 3w
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#BookReport A bit better this week ...
✨Read the beautiful Red At The Bone
✨Halfway through A Constellation of Vital .. and I‘m letting it sink in ... lots of wisdom in this one
✨Bailed on Blood Orange, I thought it would be a bit of “ light” relief , but I got bored with it.
✨Started Stella Fortune & loving it ... it‘s only 85p on kindle @TrishB @Birdsong28 @Balibee146 if ye havnt read it yet

TrishB It‘s £.99 for me ☹️ good week for you ?? 3w
CarolynM Cheers to the bail! 👍👏 There's no reason to read a novel that bores you. 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB that‘s weird 🤷🏼‍♀️... maybe it will come down. But this seems to be a bit of a new development 3w
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Cathythoughts @CarolynM indeed there is not 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
Cinfhen I really loved Red and definitely enjoyed 3w
BarbaraBB Oooh! I loved Red at the Bone and am so looking forward to Stella and Constellation 💜 3w
Balibee146 Thanks Cathy.... Nipping onto kindle now 😊😊 3w
Balibee146 Sadly £9.99 for me same as @TrishB will keep an eye on it. Thanks for thinking of me 😘😘 3w
TrishB Cathy and @Balibee146 UK and Ireland used to be the same - maybe gearing up for Brexit!! 3w
Balibee146 @TrishB sounds like it boo... Yet another reason to hate the Brexit f*ckery..... I want to hide 😱😱 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Balibee146 could be .... 🙄great craic 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen yes! Loving Stella ❤️👍🏻 3w
Cathythoughts @Barbarab yes, Constellation & Stella are good books too ❤️👍🏻 3w
Crazeedi ❤❤❤ Stella! My top read for2019 3w
Cathythoughts @Crazeedi Really !!! Oh that‘s great to hear ❤️👍🏻 3w
Cinfhen Wow @TrishB @Balibee146 is that an actual possibility??? Shame on you Amazon!!! 3w
Balibee146 @cinfhen definitely a scenario 😥😥😥 3w
Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts ❤️😘📖📚 3w
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“ The people who have the bullets , have the bandages”
........ Sonja trying to get supplies for her one-doctor poor war torn hospital
This book is so surprising... I didn‘t know what to expect , but the writing is so good & insightful & different

MaureenMc This book is so wonderful! I find his writing amazing. 3w
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc yes!! I agree ❤️👍🏻 3w
eshchory This is one of my favourite books of all time. It made be cry because I love all the characters so much. 3w
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Cathythoughts @eshchory yes! Lovely characters! Beautiful book 3w
Suet624 @eshchory I‘m with you. An absolute favorite of mine. Have you read the tagged book? That‘s good too. 3w
eshchory It's on my shelf waiting to be read!! 3w
Reagan I agree! This book was a real surprise and it was lovely. 2w
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#Booked2020 #millennialauthor Starting this challenge today with this book 👍🏻❤️📚

RachelO I‘ve heard do much good about this one. Happy New Year, Cathy! 3w
Cathythoughts @RachelO Happy New Year Rachel ❤️ 3w
TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 happy new year ♥️ 3w
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Tanisha_A Have fun! Happy new year. 🎉🎈 3w
Centique This is a title that I keep hearing about! It‘s like it‘s calling to me! Will look forward to your thoughts 😍 Happy New Year Cathy! 3w
JennyM Happy new year, Cathy! 😘 3w
Andrew65 Happy New Year Cathy. 🥳 3w
squirrelbrain Happy New Year! 😘 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB @Tanisha_A Happy New Year 🥳🥳😘😘 3w
Cathythoughts @Centique Happy New Year ❤️. The book is very good so far .... 3w
Cathythoughts @JennyM @Andrew65 @squirrelbrain and many happy returns friends 😘😘😘 3w
Cinfhen Happy New Year!!! You‘ve chosen a beloved book on Litsy to kickstart 2020!!!! Well done 👍🏽 3w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks! Happy New Year to you. The book is really good too 😁 3w
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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Beautiful, evocative writing ❤️💔 I must look up more by this author...

erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo! First read of the year! ✅ Happy New Year, Cathy! 3w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks! Started yesterday & finished this morning 👍🏻❤️A very Happy New Year to you too friend X 3w
batsy Well done! One book down for the new year ❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! At last a bit of reading time 😁 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

✨I have an easy dinner organized & I‘m hoping to sit by the fire ( in a couple of hours from now ) ..... and read ❤️
✨way too hard a question 😳... I‘m going with the first to come to mind The Dutch House
I looked up The Huntress.. who is the author ?
 @SShiney @Cuilin @AWildMandaPanda @global_loan @HeatherOnThyme @typlax
Happy New Year Sherri ❤️

Eggs Kate Quinn- also wrote The Alice Network. Happy New Year Cathy 3w
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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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TrishB I‘m looking forward to this one. 💜 3w
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻❤️💔 3w
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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Beautiful writing ! This one is blowing me away ❤️

Lindy I‘m glad you are posting quotes. I loved this book and Woodson‘s writing in general. 3w
Cathythoughts @Lindy Thanks. Finally getting some open ended reading time .... and look what I found !! This book hurts , it‘s so beautiful 3w
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Bookstacks | Bucksport, ME (Bookstore)
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@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @KarenUK My graphics are a disaster 🙈. I‘ll have to get it together for 2020.
I loved all these books though 👍🏻❤️ thAnks for the tag @Centique
Join in anyone who would like to !!! 🥳Happy New Year X
#19In2019 great idea !

TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 trying to do mine now! Happy New Year Cathy 😘 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks 👍🏻Happy New Year Trish 😘 4w
Freespirit Some books I need to read there! Loved Overstory and Lanny❤️ 4w
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batsy Such an interesting list 😍 Happy new year, Cathy! ❤️🥂 4w
Cinfhen Love your collage 💛😘I‘m most excited to try Lanny again as my friend and trusted reader said it was one of his favorites of the year 4w
Centique I‘m sure there are some gems in here for me to discover! Taking a screenshot to follow up later. They ALL look really good! 4w
KarenUK I have many of these on my #2020tbr so I‘m really excited now! 4w
Cathythoughts @Freespirit Happy New Year 👍🏻❤️🥳 4w
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks! and Happy New Year to you Suba 👍🏻😘 4w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB yes! I think we both liked that one 4w
Cathythoughts @Centique thanks 😘 4w
Cathythoughts @KarenUK oh great 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😍 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks Cindy 😘🥳 4w
readordierachel Fab list! I've only read Lanny. Must get cracking on the rest 🙂 3w
LeahBergen Great list! 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#WeeklyForcast #BookReport

Reading is at an all time low 😕holidays & lots of people everywhere 😳
So, ReReading The Dutch House for Bookclub, had wanted to listen to Tom Hanks , but alas not available in my country 🙄. It‘s a lovely book to reread 😍.
Still to finish The Secret Place
And if a miracle happens, make a start on The Nest.
Also interested to read Red At Bone.

Happy New Year lovely book buddies ... 🥳📚

Cinfhen Back at Ya💋You‘ve got LOTS of good books on deck when u finally get the time to read them💕😄 4w
Rissreads Happy New year! 🎉 Any reading is better than no reading 😍 4w
merelybookish Happy New Year! Life will settle and books do wait. Woodsen is a quick read if you want a sense of accomplishment. 4w
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks 👍🏻❤️ 4w
Cathythoughts @Rissreads Here Here 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @merelybookish thanks! I might just try that one 👍🏻❤️ 4w
BarbaraBB Red at the Bone is so good! I hope you will find the time! 4w
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks Barbara ! (edited) 4w
TrishB Good ones to get to. It will all be over soon.....🤞🏻 4w
Balibee146 Great reads...I know exactly how you feel 'people everywhere' I love them all but so many bodies and noise and questions and stomachs to placate lol. You will appreciate the peace and quiet reading time all the more once holiday fun is over 😘😘 4w
Tamra Happy New Year! 🥳🥳 I‘ve been the same - unusually low page count. Looking forward to the Woodson too! 4w
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 4w
Cathythoughts @Balibee146 thanks! This is true ... we will get back to normal! I love all of December & the build up & the day ! But then it needs to be over. I don‘t even know what day of the week it is 🤷🏼‍♀️🙄🌲 4w
Cathythoughts @Tamra Happy New Year friend !! Me & my daughter are having a pyjama & Harry Potter reruns .. on the couch , by the fire , coming down with something ... a case of too much Christmas I think 😁.. Yes looking forward to the Woodson 👍🏻❤️XXX 4w
batsy Reading at an all time low for me too, Cathy! Here's wishing us both some quiet time when January rolls around 😁📚📚 4w
Cathythoughts @batsy yes! Yes ! Absolutely some quiet time on the way 😘📚📚 4w
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Thankyou @BookNAround for this lovely surprise giveaway!!
My last book will be The Secret Place , by Tana French.
And my first of the new year will be The Nest !

A very big Thankyou & a happy new year to you 👍🏻❤️

Cinfhen The Nest is a fun way to start the new year😉Good choice 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks 😘 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ooooh I need to read The Secret Place too. Next year! 1mo
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CarolynM I enjoyed The Nest. Hope you do too. 1mo
BookNAround The Nest is still somewhere on my tbr too. 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s good ❤️👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM thanks ❤️👍🏻 1mo
BiblioLitten I plan to read The Nest next year too. It has been on my TBR since forever! 4w
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten I hear it‘s good 👍🏻❤️ 4w
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Happy Christmas Carolyn ! And Thankyou very much got thinking of me & sending this book. I see Hilary Mantel calls this “ A pocket masterpiece. A jewel “ Well that‘s good enough for me 👍🏻✨ really looking forward to it! Love, Cathy X

CarolynM You're very welcome, Cathy. I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas to you and yours😘🎄 1mo
batsy Love that cover! ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy it‘s a fab cover ❤️👍🏻 1mo
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LeahBergen I have this and need to get to it soon! Merry Christmas! 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Happy Christmas Leah 😘 1mo
Graywacke That Mantel comment appeals to me too. Noting. And, Nice! 4w
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Thanks so much Jessie ! I‘m delighted with this book & cant wait to read it. Happy Holidays to you & your family ... love , CathyX

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Call Me Evie | JP Pomare
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Paula , Thankyou so much ! I‘m looking forward to this one 👍🏻❤️. I love a thriller, perfect choice for me. The chocolate didn‘t last long enough to make it into the pic ... soooo delicious & I‘m loving the pins & I love the stickers for me & my little doll. . You have me spoilt.
Happy Christmas to you & yours my lovely book friend ! Love , Cathy X

Centique Oh I‘m glad it went down a treat! We have just finished our celebrations - a lovely but busy day. Hope yours are just as lovely. Merry Christmas Litsy friend! 💕😍🥂 1mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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#Booked2020 #MillennialAuthor AND the research has begun ... I‘m leaning towards Homegoing 🤔... or maybe Nobody is Ever Missing 🤔......

Emilymdxn Homegoing is an amazing book I really recommend it! 1mo
squirrelbrain The research is part of the fun isn‘t it?! 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain yes! It is 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Emilymdxn thanks! I hear lots of characters, that‘s the only off putting part I‘m thinking of ... 1mo
Emilymdxn @Cathythoughts yeah it is a lot of characters not gonna lie. But I think the way it‘s structured means it‘s never that confusing cause they don‘t all interact with each other so you just have to keep a few in your head at once 1mo
Cathythoughts @Emilymdxn thanks! If I go for it , I‘ll take notes & that should do the trick .... I usually have to do that anyway 🙄😊 1mo
Scochrane26 I also loved Homegoing. 1mo
youneverarrived I‘ve only read Homegoing but would recommend it 👍 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Homegoing is very good. You need to keep referring to the chart/family tree as you read on. 👍 1mo
Cathythoughts @Scochrane26 @youneverarrived @erzascarletbookgasm Homegoing is getting a lot of Litsy love ... I‘ll definitely give it a try 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
cariashley Homegoing was good, but Constellation is phenomenal and not to be missed! 1mo
Cathythoughts @cariashley well there‘s the spanner thrown into the works now !!! 😂 .... thanks for your comment , I must investigate Constellation 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
BarbaraBB Great choices. I really do want to read Constellation, it has been mentioned all over Litsy lately 1mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I‘ve been meaning to read it for ages! 1mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen We can #buddyread it next year? 1mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB Yes, please! 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB Been starting to plan too! Im@thinking if this one for this prompt . I‘m trying to use books I have! 1mo
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The Secret Place | Tana French
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Started tagged book early this morning in bed & in the dark ... kindles are good like that ! So glad to be back on the crime scene

Also these 2 Curtis Sittenfelds are looking good !

And there are books wrapped up under the tree ... soooo 🤷🏼‍♀️ who knows where this weeks reading will go

Lovely to be reading Tana again ❤️

Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I must study the #booked2020 lists ... it will be new year soon & Id love to start one on New Years Day 🥳 1mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts that‘s such a good idea 👍🏻 1mo
Cinfhen I really enjoyed Eligible it was a cute retelling of P&P but I wasn‘t too crazy about 1mo
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Cinfhen All 3 Sittenfeld books are very different from each other, I‘m including American Wife 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks! Forewarned is good 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen I better find some books under the tree, too. 😆 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Ofcorse you will 👍🏻❤️❤️ 1mo
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American Wife | Curtis Sittenfeld
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It‘s #Bookreport day & I did read a book this week... considering all the busyness of the season , I‘m pleased.
Based loosely on Laura Bush‘s life... personal & engaging , this writer tells a good story !! I will read more by this author ( I‘ve picked up 2 more of her books already 🙄😆... well , it‘s my present to myself.

Cinfhen This was one of my first bookclub reads years ago and I still remember it fondly 💞Happy Holidays to you and yours, Cathy ☮️🎄✨and nice way to #TreatYoShelf 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks Cindy! Happy Holidays to you & yours too ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨😘 1mo
Crazeedi Sounds very good I'm adding to tbr journal! 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Crazeedi I hope you love it ! It‘s good ❤️👍🏻 1mo
TrishB The best presents! 1mo
squirrelbrain I really liked this one too! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I always give book presents to myself! 😁❤️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Your parcel has arrived, Cathy! I promptly placed the🍫 in the fridge and the book under the 🎄. Thank you! 😘💕 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm oh great ! Thanks for letting me know. It‘s my first time chancing the chocolate 🍫 to you , I always hear you & @batsy chatting about the heat & the melted choc 😬😂. Oh dear , I hope it‘s ok ... as you can see I wrapped it up as best as I could .. happy hols Jessie , my lovely friend X 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain me too. And it was one of Kate Atkinson‘s favourite books that particular year 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Blaire I loved this one and have pretty much liked everything I‘ve read by Sittenfeld. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Blaire yes! I imagine I‘m going to have her as my stand- by comfort read for as long as she has books for us to read 😁 1mo
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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Thanks so much Carolyn ! What a lovely surprise, it‘s much appreciated 😘. I‘ll try to wait till the day to open this. And I‘ll write to you in the New Year XXX Cathy

CarolynM So glad it's arrived.😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @CarolynM thanks! You are very good ❤️ 1mo
batsy Lovely photo 💕 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks ❤️😘 1mo
tpixie @Cathythoughts @CarolynM cute Santa 🎅🏻 1mo
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The Wych Elm | Tana French
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✨tagged book was very good & memorable
✨on the couch , by the fire 👍🏻❤️
✨Pic of my daughter & granddaughter heading into our Christmas concert in the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork - this is the 22d year of it & it means Christmas has begun ... granddaughters first year coming to it 💕
✨I don‘t know these babies 😬

Happy Christmas 🎄 @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

Cinfhen Such a fabulous photo 💕💕💕💕💕 1mo
batsy ❤️❤️ 1mo
Nute Photo of a captured sweet moment!💕 1mo
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JennyM Isn‘t it @nute! Special moment captured.♥️ 1mo
Tanisha_A What a sweet photograph! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft What a sweet family moment! 1mo
squirrelbrain What a lovely photo! Gorgeous party dress 💕! 1mo
Eggs A very sweet photo💗💗💗 1mo
Crazeedi The best photo! 💖💖 1mo
LeahBergen Aww, look at her little outfit! 💕💕 1mo
Arkrayder Go Cork! So glad things haven‘t changed so much since I left Ireland. An Irish Christmas. Best in the world. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Eggs @Crazeedi @LeahBergen thanks! We had a lovely night. 👍🏻💕 1mo
Cathythoughts @Arkrayder All good here for Christmas 🎄! Happy Christmas to you ! Where are you in the world ? I hope you have a lovely holiday season 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Look at the pretty outfit 💗 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm 💕💕💕she‘s a cutie 1mo
Centique That‘s such a sweet photo! And a wonderful tradition. What sort of concert is it? Christmas music? 1mo
Cathythoughts @Centique thanks! It‘s my husband‘s concert ... he‘s a musician ... singer/songwriter.. he has a new album coming out in the spring , I‘ll send you a copy then 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Happy Merry Christmas | Amy Tasukada
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#Notbookrelated This Hedgehog is dressed as a strawberry !! I posted this ( I think 🤔) a couple of years ago .... but I love it soooo much & it‘s holiday time , so I couldn‘t resist posting again

eanderson This is adorable!!! 😍 1mo
Cathythoughts @eanderson yes!! It‘s way too cute 😍thanks x 1mo
TrishB Sooo cute ❤️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB I can‘t cope ❤️💕💕💕 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks Didn‘t know that I needed this ❤️❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @NeedsMoreBooks ahhh!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Megabooks Adorable!! 1mo
kspenmoll Too cute! 1mo
Tamra 😘 1mo
batsy Awww! 🍓 1mo
readordierachel So cute!!! 1mo
Tanisha_A Oh my god, soooo cute! 1mo
LeahBergen So cute!! ❤️❤️ 1mo
Alora Omg so cute! I loooove hedgehogs! 😍❤️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Adorable! 1mo
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Postman has been here again ... New Zealand has arrived! Thankyou Paula @Centique ❤️
@erzascarletbookgasm I‘m hoping to be good & open your books on Christmas Day. ❤️
Thankyou Helen ! Stickers 🥰
Thankyou Kay ❤️
Thankyou Emily❤️
Thankyou Jenny❤️
Love to all you guys 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

kaysworld1 That took a while but I am glad you have got it 🎁📮😘 1mo
Cinfhen So much LOVE ❤️ 1mo
eraderneely 😘 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen ❤️👯 1mo
Centique Yay! That was good timing 😊 I sent @Cinfhen something about 2 weeks before I sent yours, but the post to Ireland is definitely faster! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Centique thanks so much !! The post seems to have a mind of its own 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Cinfhen Awww, thank you so much my sweet friend @Centique 1mo
squirrelbrain 😘😘 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, ❤️ from all over the 🌍 ! 👏 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m still mad my country does not allow anything to be sent to where @Cinfhen is! 1mo
Cinfhen It‘s so SAD @erzascarletbookgasm but please I know I wish you and your family a WONDERFUL New Year 😘😘😘😘😘 1mo
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Christmas Trees | Robert Frost
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✨Big tree 🙃🤣 this year .. it is for us ! ( & only 1 present wrapped .. a book Ofcorse 😁
✨I do all my shopping in the shops
✨I always cook a Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve ... everyone can come that day & everyone gets a book

Happy Christmas & Holiday Season to all my lovely Literary Friends.
Happy Christmas Sherri X

TrishB Lovely ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks 😘 1mo
CarolynM That looks so beautiful😍 1mo
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Cathythoughts @CarolynM thanks!! The family are impressed with our big tree this year 😆🎄 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love the minimalist look! 🙂👍❤️ 1mo
julesG Love your tree and that picture next to it. Cute idea! 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie! Your present just arrived & I can‘t wait to open it 🥳.. but I‘ll wait ❤️👍🏻Thankyou X 1mo
Cathythoughts @julesG thanks Julia , that little heart picture is always there. My daughter made it for me many years ago in school for Valentine‘s Day 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Eggs A bright pleasant tree - refreshing! I wish I could drop by on Eve and partake with you! Love and peace Cathy 💗💗💗 1mo
batsy I love it! So cute 💕 1mo
Freespirit I love your tree❤️ 1mo
youneverarrived I love your tradition ❤️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm So glad it arrived before Christmas. Happy holidays Cathy! 💕😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @Freespirit thanks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived thanks Katie 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks 💕💕💕 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie! You are very good 😘 1mo
LeahBergen I love your tree!! 😍😍 1mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen thanks Leah 👍🏻❤️🎄 1mo
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American Wife | Curtis Sittenfeld
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Loving the book ... and this old written note !!!! Not all that different from the text message.. maybe things don‘t change that much ... 🤞🏻❤️

TrishB I‘m pretty sure I have this on the pile somewhere! 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB it‘s good!!! 1mo
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American Wife | Curtis Sittenfeld
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#WeeklyForecast So , I got American Wife @JennyM , I felt drawn to it after your post .. started last night 👍🏻
Also hope to finish State if Wonder
And finally get to Shadowplay .... 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

squirrelbrain I loved American Wife but read it a while ago - I could probably do with a re-read.... 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain oh that‘s good to hear 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen American Wife was good/ it‘s meant to be the story of Laura Bush 1mo
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Cinfhen And I loved 1mo
Eggs Stacked 1mo
Cathythoughts @Eggs it‘s very readable 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 👍🏻❤️😁 1mo
MellieAntoinette Curious about Shadowplay! 1mo
JennyM Hope you enjoy. I read it when my first was a newborn in 2010 and, despite the haze of sleep deprivation I was in, the story really stuck with me. 😊 (edited) 1mo
TrishB Look good 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @MellieAntoinette yes! I‘m hoping to get to it this week 🤞🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM yes! I‘m looking forward to it 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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#BookReport My daughter has just moved back home from Dublin ..we are temporarily not empty-nesters anymore !! Hence my Litsy absence ! My house is full to the rafters 🙄( only pretending to give out )
However reading time has gone to zero
Still reading State of Wonder 😬what 😳!
And watching telly- Elizabeth is Missing - with daughter & boyfriend ... Ofcorse 😳🤣
Elizabeth is excellent - must look up more books by this author -

squirrelbrain How nice to have your daughter back home - enjoy! ❤️ 1mo
youneverarrived I wondered where you were 💙 enjoy the time with your daughter back home. 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain thanks Helen , it is lovely ... & very lively around here. I will enjoy it all while it lasts ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts @youneverarrived she is moving back for awhile to save money ... .. Dublin is so expensive !! And she has a new job here in Cork .. once I get time to turn around, I‘ll be back to regular posting 1mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived Thanks Katie ❤️. I hope all goes well with you 😘 (edited) 1mo
TrishB Hi 👋 was missing you! Both my kids at home at the moment too! Reading is suffering, but happy family time too. ♥️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely to see you on Litsy again, Cathy. Hope everything goes well with your daughter‘s new job and enjoy family time. ❤️ 1mo
merelybookish Thought I hadn't seen you in a while! Glad all is well, if busy! 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thankyou! Yes when the kids are at home it‘s ❤️❤️❤️ And when everything settles down we will get back to a routine ... just now , it‘s all up in the air ... boxes everywhere to be unpacked ! Life upside down !! No harm in that at all 😁 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks Jessie ! Up in a heap at the moment ! All will settle into a new routine soon 😊😉X 1mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish thanks Margot ! All is well , thank god. Just a few lifestyle changes i.e. daughter moving back in for a while .... 👍🏻❤️😳only joking ! We will enjoy our time together 1mo
Cinfhen It must be nice to have your daughter back💟🤗🤗🤗enjoy 1mo
Tamra I hear you!!! Enjoy having your daughter home, a full house has its benefits. 😊 1mo
merelybookish @Cathythoughts It's that "you never stop being a parent" thing people keep warning me about. ? 1mo
BarbaraBB It must be lovely to have your daughter back home! 1mo
batsy I was missing you too! Glad it's happy changes, even if it keeps you busy 😘😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB 👍🏻❤️ (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @batsy ahhh thanks !! 😘😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @merelybookish 👍🏻❤️that‘s the one ... they say when they move out change the locks on the doors 🤣.. I‘m back in PA role as if it never changed 😆 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra all go here 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks Cindy 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
JennyM I was wondering if all was ok cos I‘d not seen you as much. Glad it‘s because of good family reasons. Enjoy having your daughter with you. Hope you can sneak in some more reading time 😘 1mo
LeahBergen You must be enjoying the family time so much! 😍😍 1mo
youneverarrived Oh I can imagine it being expensive in Dublin. It‘s a beautiful city. It will be nice you get to spend the Christmas with her ❤️ and thanks all is well here 😁 1mo
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State of Wonder | Ann Patchett
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Holiday beach walking over .. was lovely.
Mutts home & out of the bath , nearly dry & ready for their own little beds 🥰🐶. Book & my own fire ... nothing finer 👍🏻❤️📚 tagged book great in fairness ✨a scene by the fire like yours @squirrelbrain & it‘s raining 😊

batsy Perfect 😍 2mo
squirrelbrain How lovely! A beach walk is just the thing to get rid of the cobwebs! 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts @batsy 👍🏻❤️🐶 2mo
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Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain absolutely is 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Tanisha_A How so very lovely! 2mo
kspenmoll Looks wonderful! Makes me long for a beach walk myself. 2mo
Nute What a lovely day! Beach, dogs, fireplace warmth and a good books. You‘re right, it can‘t be any finer...except if it starts to rain!🙂 2mo
Nute OMG...I just read the end of the post...now it is raining!🤣 2mo
Cathythoughts @Nute oh the rain is lovely when your in by the fire 👍🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll lovely to walk by the sea ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A thanks! It‘s lovely alright ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
eanderson Love it!!! 2mo
BarbaraBB Oh Cathy that seems a real perfect day!! ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @eanderson love your new pic ! Hope your days are lovely & that you are getting some sleep with your little one 🥰✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks! 👍🏻❤️❤️ 2mo
youneverarrived This sounds perfect 🥰 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, just lovely! ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen Sigh! 💕💕💕 2mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen 💕💕😊 2mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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✨Finish State of Wonder
✨✨Have a try of Conviction ( not sure what to expect
✨✨✨Also , maybe , The Secrets We Kept

squirrelbrain Great choices! 👍😁 2mo
TrishB And a great graphic 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain 😁🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻❤️ (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m hoping to try Secrets we Kept as an audio 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen that‘s sounds good too. 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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1. DNF Hunting Party ( not a fan 🤷🏼‍♀️
2. I really enjoyed the beginning of Out , but it‘s gone into #hibernation , parts were hard to read , but I think it‘s my mood .. I‘ll definitely give it more time.
3. The Long Shadow .... Loved it ❤️
4. State of Wonder .... loving it ❤️

erzascarletbookgasm Hope you‘ll enjoy the Patchett 🙂 2mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thanks! So far so good. Have you read it ? 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm It‘s still waiting for me on my shelf 😊 2mo
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TrishB Mixed week 😁 2mo
BarbaraBB I want to read State of Wonder too. I‘ve heard so many good things about it! 2mo
Cinfhen Loved State of Wonder!!!!! Such gorgeous writing 2mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB mixed week ✨❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB good so far 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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