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Joined November 2016

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Gnomon: A novel by Nick Harkaway
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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
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In a rare occurrence I interrupted my reading of Gnomon to read this novella for a book club.
It seemed so promising but it may just be too lyrical for me, and where the heck are they hiding the plot?

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Gnomon: A novel | Nick Harkaway
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My new morning read.
At 700+ pages I'm glad this is a Kindle rather than a dead-tree I have to lug along on my commute!

BookwormM One of my fav books ever hope you enjoy it 2w
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The Yellow Wallpaper | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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I am on my short story stint and this didn't disappoint.
This story receives a lot of feminist interest with many interpretations of the wallpaper as a metaphor.
I saw it more as the story of an unreliable narrator: was she being gas-lighted, was she really mad or was she just being driven insane by the restrictive Victorian patriarchy.

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A Brightness Long Ago | Guy Gavriel Kay
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Reviewing my books for 2019 I realise I never mentioned A Brightness Long Ago which is one of my favourite books of the year.
Guy Gabriel Kay is definitely a new favourite author and I am so looking forward to catching up on his back catalogue.

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Halfway through and I am still not sure if I like this book.
Just as I thought we were going to discover something mysterious the story has taken a turn towards more angst for the MC. Not promising.

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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Even though I felt that I was missing a lot of the popular culture references in this book I liked the author's cynical sense of humour and style in which he told the story.

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If this isn't hell, the devil is surely taking notes.

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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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I find it kind of ironic that the bookmark TBD sent with The Sellout was designed by someone whose favourite book is Gone With The Wind.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Guess who received a Kindle for her birthday!!

SassyBookworm Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy!!! I ❤️ my kindle!!! 8mo
rretzler Happy Birthday. I, too, love my Kindle! My husband claims it‘s my most valued possession (and he‘d be right) 😝 8mo
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People of the Book | Geraldine Brooks
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Picked this in the train station library.

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Emily Eternal | M. G. WHEATON
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Following some formatting issues I have a new copy.
Not sure whether I really like Emily but am interested to see where this goes.

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Fools and Mortals | Bernard Cornwell
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Shakespeare - one of my favourite subjects.

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Peril at End House | Agatha Christie
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Still behind on my Christies but making progress.
#AgathaChristie #poirot

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Saturday morning. Reading a childhood favourite on the balcony.

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Dal | E. M. Hamill
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Some coffee with my morning read.

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A book from my childhood: frequently recommended, never read - until now....

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The Sittaford Mystery | Agatha Christie
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This morning's commute read. More Agatha Christie goodness.

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A non-fiction offering from #NetGalley.
I think I should have skipped the introduction.

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Days Without End | Sebastian Barry
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Not so sure about the 'natural' dialog but I do want to find out how it ends.

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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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Are you sure?

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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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Back to my Christies.
According to the schedule I should have read this in September oops! I have a bit of catching up to do.

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Waiting rooms aren't so bad when you have an interesting way to pass the time.
#trevornoah #memoir #nonfiction

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I am so behind on my Christie Chronology that it hardly matters if I break out of sequence to read this one for my book club.
Surprisingly, considering all the Christies I have read and all the times I have watched the adaptations, it seems I have not read this one before.
#herculepoirot #AgathaChristie

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A Maigret Christmas | Georges Simenon
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Although I have seen several screen Maigrets it was Rowan Atkinson who came to mind as I read this.
Perfect casting IMHO.

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My Hanukkah present to myself.

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Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
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My new commute read courtesy of Net Galley.
A little depressing and violent so far but I am interested to see how it develops.
A bit reminiscent of Ender's Game.
#currentlyreading #NetGalley

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This is another non-fiction gem I obtained from Net Galley. Short and to the point, it clearly outlines how we arrived at the Post-Truth era.
For me it helped relieve my sense of helpless at a situation where rational thought seems to have no value.

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The Turn of Midnight | Minette Walters
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My new commute read.
The second in Minette Walters' series about The Black Death and as excellent as the first.

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My latest commute read.
A dystopian future where the elite are super fit athletes but nobody really cares about the actual game anymore, and the energy from all human activity is harvested for the good of the commune.

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Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
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Another 5 star book from Scalzi.
He made me smile and laugh and I was so pleased to be reunited with some of my favourite characters.
I am now eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.

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A moment of weakness in the WHSmith in duty-free and these two are now in my possession.

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Saga Volume 1 | Brian K Vaughan
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Treats from a great visit to Forbidden Planet in Shaftesbury Avenue.

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BATTLESTAR SUBURBIA. | CHRIS. MCCRUDDEN
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My weekend read thanks to #NetGalley

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My next Agatha Christie. This is an old paperback from 1965 and nearly falling apart.

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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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A new year, a new train read.

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My commute read. Catching up with my Christie Chronology.

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Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
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Thanks to Net Galley I got hold of a sample but I am enjoying it so much I am not sure if I can stand the wait until I get my hands on the real thing!!!!

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XX Hb | Angela Chadwick
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Less wild science than I expected and quite down to earth.
At first the writing was a little clunky but 1/3 of the way in and we have hit our pace.
Now I am interested to see how the story will develop.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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This was fun but not completely frivolous. It is well written chick lit with a sense of humour and an appealing central character but it doesn't shy away from more serious themes.

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City of Thieves: A Novel | David Benioff
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One more commute and I will have finished this book. A quick read and well written but not for the squeamish or faint of heart.

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Wyntertide: Rotherweird | ANDREW. CALDECOTT
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I enjoyed Rothereird so much I was glad to have a chance to read the sequel. The world building is so rich and enchanting while also a little unsettling. An the characters are so flawed and human but still so likeable.

eshchory Another great episode in this saga that explains a lot while the plot still thickens. Now I can't weight for the final book. 1y
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Turns out Less is more. Much more fun to read than I expected.

eshchory Less turned out to be a gentle but beautiful written book. 1y
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The Seven Dials Mystery | Agatha Christie
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I love that this passage in The Seven Dials Mystery is basically dissing Agatha Christie's own novel The Big Four which is about a secret organisation of criminals with a mysterious super-criminal at the head.

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The Seven Dials Mystery | Agatha Christie
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Murder on the commute. More syndicates and international intrigue

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Shades of Grey: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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I am savouring Jasper Fforde's usual satirical prose though the subject matter is a little darker than Thursday Next.
I do wonder where it will lead but am enjoying the journey meanwhile.

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Well I'm on the train and it has blue seats, so almost.

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At times the story becomes so satirical it is practically a farce and yet it is not disrespectful the the serious issue at its heart.

eshchory This one turned out to be a five read and will probably end up being my best book of 2018 2y
KateFulfordAuthor If you‘ve space —— May I recommend my debut as a future read? See my bio for all the links you need. Thanks, Kate 1y
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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I requested this book because I like dystopias but then worried it would be too derivative. I ended up giving it 4.5 stars.
The story is strong but stark and despite the emphasis on plot I really came to care for the characters. A cross between Spooks and Gladiator.

ETA I do like that special edition cover

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To be honest the title feels a bit like click bait. You expect a controversial 'rant' borne out of frustion.
Instead the book starts with the original blog expressing the author's exasperation in a clear rather calm fashion then continues with a concise, interesting and well-written history of racism in Britain.

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Got up this morning and found this lying on my laptop. I wonder where that came from? 🤔