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erzascarletbookgasm

erzascarletbookgasm

Joined May 2016

More books please!
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Pericles by William Shakespeare
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My Caravaggio Style by Doris Langley-Levy Moore
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White Boots | Noel Streatfeild
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sarahbellum I rewatched You‘ve Got Mail last night and there‘s a great scene with the Shoes books- what a coincidence to see this post! 5h
rockpools Oh, I loved this as a kid! ⛸ And what a pretty edition! 5h
Ruthiella Beautiful edition! 3h
LeahBergen I love Noel Streatfeild so much. ❤️ 2h
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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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“Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.” - Amir.

#GratefulHarvest #Silence

Eggs Brilliant 💕🪁 📚 1d
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The Enchanted Wood | Enid Blyton
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The #Enchanted Wood, the first in the series of The Magic Faraway Tree. One of my many favourite series when I was young, and I remember owning a copy of this exact edition, the 1971 Dean edition illustrations by Rene Cloke. Feeling nostalgic seeing this.🥰
#GratefulHarvest

CarolynM I had that edition too🙂 3d
batsy I remember those editions 💚 2d
MrsMalaprop Oh how I loved these too. 2d
Eggs Love Blyton- lovely flash from our past… 2d
LeahBergen I love these editions ❤️ 2d
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“It snowed all week. Wheels and footsteps moved soundlessly on the street, as if the business of living continued secretly behind a pale but impenetrable curtain. In the falling quiet there was no sky or earth, only snow lifting in the wind, frosting the window glass, chilling the rooms, deadening and hushing the city.”
- Truman Capote in ‘Miriam‘ from tagged book.

I‘m now intrigued to read this creepy short story!

#GratefulHarvest #chilly

Eggs Wonderful description and photo👏🏻🥶👍🏼 3d
Cathythoughts Sounds good & creepy 👍🏻 3d
DrexEdit I just read this one the other day! It is creepy! 👻 It was on a list of 20 famous authors first published short stories on Lit Hub. Working my way through the whole list. ☺️ 3d
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Pumpkin Heads | Rainbow Rowell
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This was a cute story I‘ve read. 🎃

#GratefulHarvest #Pumpkin

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 🧡🎃 4d
Eggs Great book🥳🎃❤️ 4d
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Red Harvest | Dashiell Hammett
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One from the author of hard-boiled detective fiction.

#GratefulHarvest #Harvest

Eggs Brilliant 👍🏼❤️👏🏻 5d
Cathythoughts This looks interesting 5d
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A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Scarves are good for cold days and nights (which we never require here). Besides, they give the literary character style. I‘ve not seen Sidney Paget‘s original illustrations of Sherlock Holmes wearing a #scarf but actors like Basil Rathbone and Benedict Cumberbatch don it well..look elegant and charismatic. 👀 👀 👍👍
#GratefulHarvest 🧣

Eggs Great pics 🧣 🙌🏻 ❤️ 6d
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Dachshund Through the Snow | David Rosenfelt
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I love a good, fun, #cozy mystery once in a while. They‘re entertaining and a good way to unwind. There‘s one for almost all the holidays/seasons; cover various themes -bookshop, knitting club, bakery, wedding planner…etc. And the titles! Fun pun-based titles!

#GratefulHarvest

Eggs Fun covers!! 1w
BiblioLitten Dachshund through the snow! 😃👏🏼 1w
DrexEdit I want to start that series based on fonts! 👍☺️ 1w
batsy I have to admit for a soft spot for those covers and punny titles! Daschund Through the Snow wins on both counts 😆 7d
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Scarlet and Ivy is a middle-grade series of 6 books, following the adventures of Scarlet and Ivy Grey, 13-year-old twins who attend Rookwood School, an English boarding school in the 1930s. Tagged book is the 5th in the series. My daughter has read the first 3 books and she has given her 👍.

#GratefulHarvest #candlelight

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty covers!! 1w
Eggs These sound great!!! 1w
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#GratefulHarvest #snuggle
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Eggs Love this!!! 🍁🧡🍁 1w
kspenmoll 🤎💛🧡 1w
Crazeedi Snuggling is the best 1w
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The Yellow House is where Van Gogh painted his bedroom and the series of paintings of sunnflowers. Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin shared the #yellow house for six weeks and it's where he also painted portraits of the chairs they each used. I‘m interested to read about their friendship, the tensions, and the events that led to Van Gogh slicing off his own ears, and what happened thereafter.

Eggs Fascinating, and nice collage👏🏻📚🪑 1w
batsy Oh, this sounds fascinating! 1w
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DivineDiana I don‘t know if the fabulous, immersive Van Gogh exhibition is coming to your area, but if it does, you must see it! There is a reproduction of this room along with so much more. It is an incredible experience! (edited) 7d
erzascarletbookgasm @DivineDiana I hope to be able to experience it some day, it sounds wonderful! I reckon you‘ve been to one? 7d
DivineDiana Yes, I visited the one in Washington DC. It was amazing! 🧑‍🎨 6d
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I Must Remember By Shel Silverstein.

I must remember…
Turkey on Thanksgiving,
Pudding on Christmas,
Eggs on Easter,
Chicken on Sunday,
Fish on Friday,
Leftovers, Monday.
But ah, me – I am such a dunce.
I went and ate them all at once.

#GratefulHarvest #turkey

Cathythoughts 😁 lovely 2w
Reggie Nice! 2w
Nute I love the look of sheer delight at the prospect of eating turkey and all the fixings on the little girl‘s face. So sweet.🙂 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww she‘s too cute!! 💗 2w
Eggs 🤎Silverstein 🦃 2w
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Rain Is Not My Indian Name | Cynthia Leitich Smith
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A quick read about a teenage girl trying to cope with her best friend‘s death, and reconnect with her roots. This is a rerelease of the original published in 2001, it feels dated. I think I needed more follow up on the many other things going on in the story. Not a very satisfactory ending either.

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

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A remarkable listen…DL shares stories of her life, and her observations, with themes of politics, womanhood, motherhood, and writing, weaved in. Evocative, contains some beautiful passages and the stories about her mother are the most moving. I enjoyed it.

Cathythoughts Lovely review ❤️ 2w
Brimful I loved this book and indeed the whole trilogy. Real estate one of my reads of 2021! 3d
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Where's Wally? | Martin Handford
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#GratefulHarvest
Wally (or Waldo, or Charlie, or Walter, depending which country) in his distinctive #sweater .

Have you ever found Wally?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice 🧡 2w
Cathythoughts Wally 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Eggs 🧶📚🧡 2w
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Love the iconic Penguin #Orange Collection of books (fiction), and the mugs are just perfect! 👌

Nute Lovely collections!🙂🧡 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Oh no, I must add that images are from Penguin shop website and Pinterest. I agree these are very lovely, Kimberley @Nute 2w
Eggs Gorgeous collections 🧡🖤🧡 2w
Kdgordon88 I could look at this all day! It just makes you smile 😀 2w
marleed Oh my gosh! 2w
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So much hype and love for this book but I‘m in the minority. Duchess Day Radley, certainly not a character one will likely forget soon but I find her somewhat not believeable. My big gripe is the writing style, took me a while to get a hang of, but once I did, the story was engrossing enough..beautifully layered and heartbreaking…the sacrifices that some make for the ones they love 💔..and I sympathised with some of the characters. Low Pick.🤷‍♀️

Cathythoughts Nice review!! I really enjoyed at the time , but I agree more with you now .. a light pick. … and I have forgotten the characters 😬 (edited) 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Cathy. I‘m glad I‘ve read it, so sad, right? @Cathythoughts 2w
BarbaraBB Such an engaging read. And didn‘t you love the characters? 2w
peaknit I agree with your review 100%! It was not a good as I had heard or hoped. And Duchess was unbelievable. I honestly even struggled with the names of the people 🤦🏼‍♀️ 😂 (edited) 2w
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#GratefulHarvest
These diverse children‘s books inspire us to celebrate cultural #tradition (s). Sharing these stories with our little ones is a wonderful way for children to celebrate diversity.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 2w
Eggs ❤️📚😌 2w
BiblioLitten 💕💕 2w
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“…By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.”
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Mary Oliver‘s poems mostly focused on the quiet and beauty of #nature , and how humans can learn from it. Here‘s a beautiful one from her.

#GratefulHarvest

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💚 2w
IndoorDame Love Mary Oliver! ❤️ 2w
Eggs How inspired 😌😍 2w
BiblioLitten Beautiful! 2w
Nute Gosh, that‘s nice! 2w
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#GratefulHarvest
Two books with title #Home . Tagged book was a good story about loneliness and friendship. I‘ve enjoyed Tryon‘s ‘The Other‘ and Harvest Home sounds as great.

Eggs Brilliant ❣️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I LOVE Wolves!! I am always recommending it!! 💚💚💚 2w
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#ThoughtfulThursday Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94

📖 Tagged.
🍁 Looking at some old photos.
📚 Constant interruptions and noise!

All are welcome to play! Want to have a go @rockpools @RamsFan1963 @LostInSpace @SamanthaMarie @Megabooks ?

SamanthaMarie Constant interruptions are definitely a pet peeve! Thank you for the tag, I'll definitely play 😊 2w
BiblioLitten 2. 💕 2w
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🍂📖✨ 2w
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#GratefulHarvest #Family
One from my daughter‘s shelves, but I haven‘t read it.
A story of the Ruggles, a working class family‘s everyday life in a small English town.

rockpools ❤️❤️❤️ I have a copy of this right next to me from the fab @TrishB - I read the others in the series when I was little, but somehow never found the first one. They‘re gorgeous books! 2w
kathedron I loved these as a kid! 2w
batsy This looks and sounds lovely! 2w
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Cathythoughts Sounds like a good one 👍🏻❤️ 2w
TrishB @rockpools that‘s very cool 👍🏻 2w
erzascarletbookgasm It does sound like a charming read @batsy @Cathythoughts I should get to this, then! @rockpools @kathedron @TrishB 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚📚💚 2w
Eggs Omg I remember the Ruggles!!!! 2w
Brimful One of my childhood favourites. Must reread! 3d
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I Can Make This Promise | Christine Day
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A good story about a young girl who learns about her family history and heritage. It‘s also about the importance of family love, navigating friendship issues, and reconnecting with one‘s culture. Some sad history learnt.

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

#MGBuddyRead @megnews

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#GratefulHarvest
A retelling of Arthurian tales for younger audience - King Arthur and His Knights of the Round #Table

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 3w
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Cathythoughts Great quote ❤️ 3w
Eggs 💕📚🙌🏻 3w
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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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This will probably be among my favourites this year. A beautiful and haunting story with a strong message about the environment; a story of a woman with secrets and her search for redemption. From Greenland to the Antarctic, the details are gorgeously described, and we learn of Franny‘s past…she is such a complex character, it makes a compelling read. The grief, loss, agony,..so heartbreaking, yet it is not without hope.

TrishB I loved this one ♥️ 3w
batsy Lovely review. It sounds so intriguing. 3w
Cathythoughts Beautiful review & picture 💫💫💫 3w
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AmyG I loved this one, too. 3w
squirrelbrain Great review - I think this will be one of my favourites this year too. 3w
Kdgordon88 Great review! Definitely one of my favorites this year as is 3w
BarbaraBB Mine too. So so good and heartbreaking 💔 3w
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Thankful | Eileen Spinelli
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#GratefulHarvest
This is a sweet read for children and families - teaches us to remember to be #thankful for everything in our lives.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚🙏🏻❤️ 3w
Eggs Lovely 🥰 3w
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Scritch Scratch | Lindsay Currie
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An enjoyable spooky, mystery story for fans of City of Ghosts and Small Spaces. The story about 12-yr old Claire, who is being haunted by a ghost, after she went on her father‘s ghost tour bus. The book includes some interesting local history of Chicago which made me Google-up the events. Fun, ghostly story with themes of family, friendship, & remembering the past. Check out the author‘s 1st book-The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street- just as fun.

LeahBergen This does sound fun! 3w
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Romeo and Juliet (Updated) | William Shakespeare
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On revisiting, I found the play to be more than just a young lovers‘ tragic love story. I appreciated it more than I did when read in school,…beautiful language, timeless story, ..I enjoyed the banters, the famous lines, and good insights from the #shakespearereadalong group .

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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#GratefulHarvest
No actual #pie is involved in this made-up literary club; invented by one of the ‘party-goers‘ when questioned by a German patrol after curfew hours in the novel.

Eggs Love this book 📚 🥧🙌🏻 3w
Bookzombie This is one of my favorites. 3w
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#GratefulHarvest
Here‘s a beautiful #Moon poem from Emily Dickinson. Enjoy.

TheSpineView Beautiful poem! 💙 3w
Eggs Simply beautiful 🌝📚👍🏼 3w
BiblioLitten Beautiful poem🤩 3w
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My favourite swaps are back! They‘re real simple, and lots of fun! Check out the hosts‘ original posts for the sign-up forms.
#LittleChristmasSwap
#Jolabokaflodswap

Cathythoughts Yes love these too Jessie ! I‘ve entered both 🎄🎄👍🏻👍🏻 3w
BiblioLitten Signed up for both and I‘m so excited! 🤗 3w
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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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#GratefulHarvest
Here‘s a book that #BeginsWithN which may not be everybody‘s cup of tea,…I find it melancholic, thoughtful, and quite chilling. If it‘s still on your tbr, remember not to read any reviews, just dive into it.

Suet624 Yes to all of this. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds interesting! 3w
Eggs So good📚📚 3w
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Ruthiella My first Ishiguro which made me an instant fan. ❤️ 3w
KathyWheeler I loved this book so much! 3w
Brimful A wonderful book that stays with you! 3d
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The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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#GratefulHarvest #Brown
Not one of Christie‘s better books, I think she did locked-room mysteries or murder mysteries in quiet villages better than thrillers. The 1989 film adaptation is only slightly more engaging.

batsy I agree! Those (spy/secret agent) thrillers were not her best 😅 4w
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy Her Poirot and Ms Marple are still the best! Happy Deepavali, my friend! 🪔 4w
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you, Jessie! Hope you have a lovely few days off. 4w
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Eggs Great choice 🤎📚🤎 3w
rwmg The only reason I remember this one at all is the description of surfing and finding out that she was a keen surfer herself
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erzascarletbookgasm @rwmg Ah, I didn‘t know that. The book and the film are rather forgettable. 3w
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. The Adventure Series, Five Find-Outers, Malory Towers..
2. It‘s either hot, hot & humid, or rainy here..I prefer indoors 😂
3. I‘m grateful for sleep in over the next few days as school is out till next Monday.
🌞🌥☁️🌦🌧⛈

Tagging @Ruthiella @LeahBergen @CarolynM @TrishB

Ruthiella Thanks for the tag! 😀 4w
TrishB Thank you ❤️ 4w
CarolynM Thanks for the tag😘 4w
TrishB Enjoy your lie ins! 4w
Eggs Thanks for playing ❤️😴😌 3w
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#GratefulHarvest #Leaves

One from the massive TBR, a heart-rending memoir.
“A harrowing story of emotional cruelty.” The Times called it.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤎📚🍂 4w
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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#GratefulHarvest #Apples
I have enjoyed most of Liane Moriarty‘s books, and I look forward to reading her latest, highly anticipated novel, which the TV rights has already been sold.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love the cover 🍎📚 4w
Eggs Pretty 🍎❤️🍏 4w
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The Near Witch | Victoria Schwab
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A witchy tale, good for October reading. It‘s atmospheric, with a nice mystery at its centre, but it could do away with the romance part 🙄. Overall, it felt ‘meh‘. Her City of Ghosts, Cassidy Blake series are much more enjoyable.

#AuthorAMonth

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Slacking on my reading. Binge watching on Vera tv series. That‘s what I‘ve been doing lately. 😂 I want to watch season 11, so did a mini marathon viewing. Almost caught up now, onto season 9. Anyone else a fan of the series? Loving the beautiful north-east Northumberland setting too.

batsy Sounds really good. I've been meaning to watch it but wanted to read the books first! That might actually take another decade 😂 Didn't realise it's 11 seasons long! 1mo
Chrissyreadit Yes - I really like it! I like Shetland too. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly So far they have only released the first 2 episodes of season 11 on Britbox in the U.S. Reportedly they are saving the others for 2022. 😩 @batsy It‘s one of my absolute favorites and despite my series love, I haven‘t read the books. 1mo
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Cathythoughts Sounds great Jessie !! Enjoy 1mo
Crazeedi I would love to watch both series, I don't have Britbox or anything that has them😏 1mo
quietjenn I love Vera! 1mo
EvieBee Seriously?! That‘s what I‘ve been doing! But we have to wait for the others. 1mo
LeahBergen I love Vera but I‘ve only watched a few seasons so far. 😆 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I think this is probably the only series/movies I watch before I read the books @batsy 😁 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Chrissyreadit so good, right? I haven‘t watched Shetland though I‘m still reading the series. 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @MicheleinPhilly 2022? Oh, then I can take my time playing catch-up. I‘m up to season 9 now. 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Crazeedi I don‘t know how else you can watch it in the US 🤔. 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts Thanks Cathy. It is. And addictive too! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @quietjenn @LeahBergen I love that she‘s not the usual young-and-goodlooking DCI! 😁 1mo
JazzFeathers I saw several episodes a couple of years ago. No idea what season it was. I just stumbled on it. Really really enjoyed it. 1mo
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Nightbird | Alice Hoffman
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I didn‘t manage to slot this in for Sep‘s author a month, but Oct seems to be a good time to read it too. A magical story about secrets, and an ancient curse. Of a lonely girl longing for friendship, and a town dead-set to hunt down a ‘monster‘. It has a touch of mystery. A little predictable, overall a sweet story of hope.

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It‘s been a long while I read a historical romance & I enjoyed this far more than I expected. I liked that it talks about the women‘s suffrage movement, women‘s position in society as a subplot. Interesting-a time when women were allowed to attend college,& rally to amend the Married Women‘s Property Act 1882. Slow burn romance, steamy scenes..not sure if it‘s over-done (I don‘t read enough historical romances) but fans of HEAs will be satisfied.

Cathythoughts Nice review Jessie ❤️👍🏻 2mo
CarolynM Sounds good 🙂 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Cathy! Hope you got your reading mojo back already. 💕 @cathythoughts 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm @CarolynM It‘s a good escape read! If you‘re in a mood for happily ever afters, you‘ll enjoy this. 😘 2mo
CarolynM That's my default setting at the moment🙂 2mo
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Apricot Sky | RUBY. FERGUSON
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I have been dipping in and out of this book (life got busy) and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Delightful! And like the #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub gang said, a true comfort read. I love the humour, the atmosphere - makes me want to follow the adventurous island hopping, the hikes. Lovely pick!

Ruthiella I think this was a perfect book to read slowly, as a well earned break from life‘s responsibilities. 😊 I also enjoy the picnicking adventure with the kids a lot. I remember that excitement as a kid of the whole summer stretching out before one. It‘s was a great feeling! (edited) 2mo
CarolynM Lovely to hear it was a nice escape for you too. It was so good at making me feel those summer holiday feelings too @Ruthiella Wish I knew how it did it! 2mo
batsy Nice review! It definitely captured the feeling of a holiday, with all of its comforts and diversions. 2mo
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quietjenn Yes, such hearty adventures! I'm glad that you found it enjoyable and cozy as well. 2mo
LeahBergen Yes! Wasn‘t it a delight? And so gently humorous, as well. 😊 2mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m behind the rest of you, but really enjoying it. 2mo
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Measure for Measure | William Shakespeare
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A play with dark undertones that raises important questions about judgement and punishment, sexual exploitation, and human rights. The play and ambiguous ending leave many unsatisfied but memorable and powerful.
Some good, worth remembering quotes :

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”

and

“What‘s mine is yours, and what is yours is mine.”

#shakespearereadalong

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Happy Mid Autumn Festival! Today, when the moon is at its fullest and brightest, families gather to appreciate the moon, indulge in moon cakes, and children play paper lanterns to celebrate the Moon Festival. It‘s sort of a Chinese Thanksgiving 😄, a history of over 3,000 years, dating back to moon worship in the ancient Shang Dynasty. Here‘s a well known poem by a poet from the Song Dynasty, have been widely used during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

batsy Happy Mid Autumn Festival, J! Hope you and your family are well and healthy 🌝 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Suba! Certainly there won‘t be any reading done today. Not very much recently actually. 😅 Stay safe, friend. @batsy 2mo
Smarkies Happy mid autumn festival Jessie! Take care. 🤗🤗 2mo
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Cathythoughts Happy Mid Autumn festival my friend 🎉😘 2mo
youneverarrived That sounds brilliant 🌙 beautiful poem. 2mo
Ruthiella Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you too! 😃 2mo
rockpools Happy Mid Autumn Festival - that sounds lovely! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks lovelies! 🤗 @Smarkies @Cathythoughts @youneverarrived @Ruthiella @rockpools It was a beautiful night 👌🌝 2mo
CarolynM Happy Mid Autumn festival (sorry I'm a bit late)😘 2mo
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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This is in the same vein as The Hunting Party. The body is discovered early on, but we don‘t know who died and who the murderer was. Told from different perspectives, alternating between present day & the day before the extravagant wedding, backstories, and dark secrets are revealed as the story unfolds… and many with a motive! Overall a fun book to get lost in.

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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In re-reading Persuasion, I am able to appreciate it more. I like that the heroine is more matured; and admire her for how she endured her life. Love, love this quiet, melancholic story about second chances. And no wonder that letter is one of the best love letter in the history of fiction. ❤️

#Pemberlittens

Cinfhen Great review 🧡 3mo
Cathythoughts Lovely review ! I still must finish … 3mo
sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Thank you Rachel @rockpools ❤️🌻

Sorry for the late posting but these arrived last Friday. Thank you for your lovely card. It must be very beautiful living in a coastal town 😍. For now, I‘ll have to be content with being an armchair traveller. And more bookmarks to add to my collection, thanks! 😘.

#bookmail
#litsylove

squirrelbrain Ah, the travelling book! I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
batsy How lovely 💕 3mo
rockpools Yay, it arrived! I‘m finding I‘m looking for more about these countries now - it‘s made me quite curious. Hope you enjoy 😊 3mo
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The Moon Lady | Amy Tan, Gretchen Shields
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On a rainy day, a grandmother tells her three granddaughters a story about herself when she was a child in China…how on a beautiful mid autumn festival day, she saw the ‘Moon Lady‘. An endearing story which I found out was adapted from The Joy Luck Club (which I haven‘t read). A pity I did not read the physical copy and missed out on the illustrations but the background music on play during the author‘s narration was lovely.
#AuthorAMonth

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In this debut novel by Cain, there is lust, wickedness, violence and cold-blooded murder. The dialogue is brusque, the story moves quickly. Two illicit lovers commit a murder, and we read of the repercussions and fate that await them. As in the noir world, we know how things usually end. Worth a read. Maybe I will check out the sultry Lana Turner in the 1946 adaptation.

Ruthiella The dialogue in this book was fantastic. I‘ve not seen either film version, but I imagine they lifted it directly from the book. Why mess with perfection? 3mo
mrp27 I've never read the book but I loved the movie! 3mo
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Heaven | Mieko Kawakami
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Exploring themes of high school bullying, & identity, this is a difficult book to read & recommend. Two classmates who are being bullied find solace in friendship. But each has a different view of why they‘re the victims & ways dealing with it. The descriptive details of bullying & violence, the nonchalant philosophy of one of the bullies, are distressing to read. The conclusion leaves the two friends‘ fate uncertain but I felt hopeful for them.

Cathythoughts Great review Jessie 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Cathy. How are you, my friend? Hope all are well. 😘 @Cathythoughts 3mo
CarolynM Great review. 3mo
Cathythoughts All good ! Thanks Jessie. I hope all is well with you & yours ❤️ 3mo
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