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jenniferw88

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@Gissy @StaceGhost @Chrissyreadit

Just some of the tarot cards - the art is ???!

I've had a quick read of the guidebook, and the deck looks perfect for a beginner like me! She says "it's important to have a grounded sense of the 78 cards in their upright position before adding the complexity of reversed meanings in your reading."

The court cards are Daughter, Son, Mother, and Father in this deck as "this offers an immediate connection to ⬇️

jenniferw88 the cards, allowing you to easily and intuitively link each character to someone you know." 9h
jenniferw88 I confess to having another tarot deck, but this is the ideal size to take on holiday with me, so thanks once again - I seriously love it! 9h
Magpiegem Soooo pretty! 😍 9h
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TheBookHippie Oh wow!!! 7h
StaceGhost This is such a gorgeous deck! I‘ve heard the creator is excellent too @Chrissyreadit is this the beautiful deck you normally read from? 6h
Chrissyreadit I love it!!! @StaceGhost I have a different version- it‘s complicated to learn- this looks much easier!! 5h
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Thank you @Gissy for the tarot and bookmark! #travelingstars

Gissy You mentioned you wanted some tarot cards. The staff at the bookstore recommended me this one after I said where I was going to ship them. She said it would be convenient because they come in a metal box. I‘m glad the bookmark arrived safe. It was more related with witchy theme 😳I couldn‘t find at the time anything related with a zodiac theme🤷🏽‍♀️But I‘m glad they arrived safe🤗 13h
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Adrift on St. John | Rebecca M. Hale
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PuddleJumper Looks good! 13h
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Untitled | Unknown
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this!! Thank you for sharing ❤️ 1d
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Mehso-so
Librarybelle Good choice for the prompt! 1d
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Burnt Shadows: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Continue Count!!! 😂😂😂
Finish the other 2.

Cinfhen 👍🏽💕 4d
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A Day of Fallen Night | Samantha Shannon
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#bookreport @Cinfhen

Continued Count of Monte Cristo
Finished Jonathan Swift The Reluctant Rebel
Made progress on A Day of Fallen Night & The Making of Oliver Cromwell

TrishB Not started the Shannon yet- I wanted a weekend where I wasn‘t doing anything and it hasn‘t happened yet! 4d
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Gallows Court | Martin Edwards
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The tagged book's cover is 😍😍😍, The Coffin Trail's is #meh

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#chunkstermini #chunksterchallenge2023 completed! @Amiable

#alliterativetitle (well, subtitle but I'm counting it) #pop23 #52bookclub2023 @Cinfhen (I don't recommend this one for you - I think it would be a bail! 😂) @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle @RaeLovesToRead @Deblovestoread @squirrelbrain @BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeeRHarry @MissHel

It's a pick for me, because it's provided me with some useful research notes, but it's DEFINITELY challenging.

Amiable Yay! 🎉👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💃🏻🕺 5d
Librarybelle Great job! 5d
Deblovestoread Well done! 🙌🏼 5d
dabbe #impressed 👏😊❣️ 4d
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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Volume 3 🎉🎉🎉

#chunksterchallenge2023 @Amiable ~ almost half-way through!

carmens.library One of my favorite books ever, but chunkster for sure! It's one of those books I would love to read again, but know that it's NEVER gonna happen 🤣 6d
SamAnne Hoping to start this one next week! 6d
Amiable Yay! You're doing great! 5d
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Burnt Shadows: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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#weeklyforecast no change really from my #bookreport - I'll be continuing them all, except that I'll maybe try to finish the tagged. @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Sounds like a plan 🤩 1w
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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#bookreport @Cinfhen

Continued top 2, started bottom 2!

Cinfhen Wow - you‘re reading some heavy books!! 2w
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Waterstones online #bookhaul. In 😍 with the Duffy!

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Blackwell's haul!

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Is anyone else reminded of the tagged book when they see this painting? @TrishB @Meshell1313 @AllDebooks

AllDebooks Oooh yes 😍 2w
TrishB Fab pic ❤️ 2w
Meshell1313 Oooh totally!!!!! 2w
BethM Omg that‘s gorgeous! 2w
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The Torso in the Town | Simon Brett
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Charity shop #bookhaul

Meshell1313 And all the same color palette! 😍🎨 2w
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Continue Count
Finish Swift
Start The Plot

Cinfhen I really enjoyed 3w
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#bookreport @Cinfhen

Continued Count & Swift
Finished The Darkness
Started A Day of Fallen Night

Cinfhen I LOVE that cover for the new book by Samantha Shannon 3w
vivastory I read The Darkness last year. Need to continue the trilogy. Innovative timeline 3w
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The Darkness | Ragnar Jonasson
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jenniferw88 Tw: Child sexual abuse 3w
Librarybelle Good choice! 3w
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I think most of these artists have been in every single playlist I've created for these buddy reads @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB 😂😂😂

#independentwomen playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4WAHNfI2oC35w50bX3msUx?si=451PW81wSZyNXKyKf56I...

TrishB That‘s some list ❤️ 3w
BarbaraBB Super list! Love it!! 3w
Cinfhen Whoa!!! You managed to get the whole list up there!! 🙌🏻💕I need to get my iPad so I can read all the titles 😁 3w
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jenniferw88 @Cinfhen @TrishB @BarbaraBB not all of them - there's some missing. 3w
Chelsea.Poole Oh yes! Dolly!! How could I forget about her yesterday?? 3w
Cinfhen Great playlist, Jenny!! I feel like it‘s a combo of music both me & my daughter love 💕 3w
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#independentwomen #buddyread @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

There's more that should be on here (Taylor Swift for one), but these were all I could think of when I created the collage on Tuesday 😊

Left to right, top to bottom:
My Gran
My English teacher at Upper School
Jane Austen
Anne Hegerty
Anita Manning
Suzie Fletcher (author of tagged book)

Cinfhen I LOVE that you shared your gran!!!! I should have included my grandmothers & mom & my daughter too!!! All are incredible women 💕 3w
rockpools What a great selection! 3w
BarbaraBB So great that you thought of your grandmother!! And also, another teacher ❤️❤️ 3w
TrishB Brilliant mix ❤️ 3w
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
AllDebooks Yay, I'm still waiting on my preorder of A day of fallen night 🙄 3w
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Vansa Do you make these on Paint on the laptop? Or some other app on your phone?! It looks lovely! 3w
jenniferw88 @Vansa I got the template from @chasjjlee and then use the InCollage app. 3w
Vansa Thank you! I'll try it too😀 3w
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Magpiegem Elly Griffiths lives in my village 😊 We are reading one of her books for this months bookclub but decided not to invite her along as we always have to be so polite when the authors are there 😬😂 I enjoyed this book too. 3w
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! That looks very similar to my board - I didn't clear a ton of prompts this month!! 3w
willaful Mine was really sad too. But I've been enjoying my mood reading! 3w
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A Day of Fallen Night | Samantha Shannon
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Continue Count & Swift
Finish The Darkness.

However, the tagged book releases on Tuesday, and as I loved The Priory of the Orange Tree I have a feeling I'll be dropping all my other books to read that!

TrishB It‘s another biggie 😁 4w
jenniferw88 @TrishB I suspected as much! 😂 That's partly why it's a Kindle pre-order. 4w
Meshell1313 Same!!! Can‘t wait for Tuesday!! 4w
Cinfhen The cover is SPECTACULAR/ I hope you love it as much as the first book 4w
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#Ihavequestions @RaeLovesToRead

I'm trying to create a character trait clash with this cast of characters at a dinner party!

Lady Catherine de Bourgh next to Count Alexander Roskov
Miss Bates next to Benedict (from the tagged book - he's an ex-monk, and lives a relatively quiet life)
Sir William Elliot next to Hermione Granger (I can imagine Sir William being a bit like the Malfoys)

RaeLovesToRead Love it! I can't imagine Lady Catherine de Bourgh being happy wherever you sit her. Actually... do you think she and Tyrion might get on? They'd probably sass each other all evening and then swap phone numbers! 😄😄 4w
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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#bookreport @Cinfhen

Continued Count
Finished Women Could Fly, Man Behind Narnia and Malibu Rising
Started The Darkness and Jonathan Swift The Reluctant Rebel

@CBee there's a tiny bit of yellow in the lamp on The Man Behind Narnia, so I'm counting that for #tbrtarot as I'm not going to get to the one planned! 😂

BethM Oooh how was man behind narnia? 4w
jenniferw88 @BethM not great. More about AN Wilson rather than CS Lewis. 4w
Cinfhen BUSY WEEK!! thanks for checking in 😘 4w
CBee @jenniferw88 actually there are a couple other books with yellow there! You‘re good 😊😊 4w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! March is coming so fast!!! 1mo
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs @julesG @RaeLovesToRead @Caroline2 @Leniverse

1. Tagged.
2. Recently, just how quickly I've been turning the pages to find out what happens next, or how quickly I've wanted to fall asleep! In the past, the speed at which I've been turning the pages & my love of the characters.
3. No, but I might if I was reading a NF about a composer.

julesG Thanks for the tag. 1mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🎶🥰📚 1mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I think these need to be palate cleansers or books to get me out of a slump, as I could see various plot points coming after having recently read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Still enjoyed it!

#authoramonth @Soubhiville
#booked2023 #threegenerations @Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#pop23 #bookaboutdivorce @RaeLovesToRead
#52bookclub2023 #featuringaninheritance @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @Bluebird @ravenlee @LeeRHarry @MissHel

Cinfhen Well played 😉 1mo
Librarybelle I need to read this one! 1mo
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PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 1mo
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The Man Behind Narnia | A.N. Wilson
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If you're looking for a biography on CS Lewis, this is NOT it - it's more of an autobiography of AN Wilson than it is CS Lewis (although he has written one). This probably belonged to an anniversary edition of Wilson's initial biography.

#52bookclub2023 #writteninpresenttense @Cinfhen @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @RaeLovesToRead @Deblovestoread @LeeRHarry @Bluebird @ravenlee @squirrelbrain

Cinfhen I appreciate your honest review 💖 1mo
Librarybelle Thanks for the great review! 1mo
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This book really surprised me by how much I enjoyed it! Yes, it's a bit YA and bits reminded me of The Handmaid's Tale (which I hated), but it was different enough to keep me turning the kindle pages. Looking forward to the #independentwomen buddy read @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

#booked2023 #titlestartswithvw @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#pop23 #queerlead
#52bookclub23 #bookbyoctaviaebutler (her writing has been compared to Butler's)

TrishB Oh that‘s a surprise! Like it when that happens. 1mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! I know you were resistant to this one!!! Maybe it‘ll turn around for me too 🙏🏼 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen fingers crossed! To be fair I think my experience at school has put me off dystopian fiction, there's probably more out there that I'd enjoy but haven't been brave enough to try! 1mo
BarbaraBB Happy you liked it! I expected you to! 1mo
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The Man Behind Narnia | A.N. Wilson
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Continue Count of Monte Cristo 😂
Finish The Women Could Fly
Start and finish The Man Behind Narnia (a 3 hr audio)
Start Malibu Rising and Heliopolis

Cathythoughts These all look good 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Cinfhen Have a wonderful week, Jenny!! 1mo
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#bookreport @Cinfhen

Continued Count!
Finished Emma, Melmoth & Kindred
Started tagged for #independentwomen buddy read. Not got very far yet!

Cinfhen I started Women today too - it‘s not really grabbing my attention but I‘m hoping it picks up 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen I've had bad experiences with dystopia in the past (due to school), but hoping that because it's female-led it might be OK, as I enjoyed The Power. I didn't get on with 1984 & Brave New World (I think partly due to male MC's). I also didn't get on with The Handmaid's Tale - but I'm not interested in children/having them so I think that may have been part of the problem too. @BarbaraBB 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ll be really curious to hear your thoughts, Jenny. For me, it‘s a bit YA and I‘m not believing the world the author is describing/ writing 1mo
BarbaraBB I am so curious what you‘ll think Jenny!! 1mo
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Forget everything you think you know about Neanderthals - this book is likely to prove you wrong! (Will explain the racism warning in comments).

#pop23 #justtextoncover #52bookclub23 #sendsyoudownarabbithole #atyin52books23 #interracialrelationship #naturalitsybingo2023 #humanecology

It's extremely likely we all have a bit of Neanderthal DNA in us!

@Cinfhen @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @Ruthiella @AllDebooks @Bluebird @LeeRHarry @RaeLovesToRead

jenniferw88 The book (& author) is not itself racist, but it does discuss racist ideas towards the end. Basically Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens > Africans etc. It would be a good book for white supremacists to read. 1mo
Cinfhen Wow!!! You‘ve piqued my interest!!!!! 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen I'd recommend a #borrownotbuy for you. 1mo
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Librarybelle This one has been on my radar…I may need to bump it up my list! 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Jenny!!! Ill look to see if I can #BorrowNotBuy 😆 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen I don't know if it'll be available for you or not, but this is currently in the Audible 2 for 1 sale in the UK - you might be able to snag it as your "freebie" if there's one you definitely want in the offer! 1mo
Cinfhen I need to check the US Audible sale, thanks for the heads up xxxx 1mo
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Act of Oblivion: A Novel | Robert Harris
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jlhammar Oooh, I haven't read any of these yet, but am very interested in The Sun Walks Down, These Days and Ancestry. 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing😘I haven‘t read any of these titles 🙀 1mo
BarbaraBB I just commented under a similar post that I haven‘t heard of any of them! @Cinfhen 1mo
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A VERY VERY VERY Belated thank you to @catiewithac for the gorgeous calendar & info about Pisces! #travelingstars

catiewithac 😁 1mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 1mo
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The Devil in the Marshalsea | Antonia Hodgson
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#Ihavequestions @RaeLovesToRead

#1 Tagged - not my favourite in the series (that's The Silver Collar), but you need to start with this one!

#2 Gothic LGBTQIA fantasy - this might exist??

#3 Romantic horror

RaeLovesToRead 2 sounds amazing! And I would rather read Romance Horror than Romance or Horror... 😅 1mo
IndoorDame I‘m hoping #2 exists! 1mo
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Melmoth | Sarah Perry
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RaeLovesToRead I've read a couple of Sarah Perry books and I didn't really get along with them, sadly 1mo
Cinfhen This was ok, I liked it but it took me awhile to get into it. 1mo
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@Magpiegem @Cinfhen @TheKidUpstairs #muglove23

Thank you Gemma for the coffee and mug - I love them! I've already made myself a coffee, although not in the mug as it probably should be washed before first use!

Cinfhen Ahhhh, that‘s such a cool mug 💗Love it 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh wow, love the mug!! 📚 ☕️ 1mo
TheKidUpstairs Love it! 1mo
Magpiegem 😊😊 I‘m so glad you like it and I hope that the multipack of coffees gives you a chance to try more flavors in the range! Happy caffeinating! 1mo
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Melmoth | Sarah Perry
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen

Continue Count!
Try to finish both Melmoth & Kindred
Start The Lost Apothecary

Cinfhen kindred sounds really interesting- how are you enjoying it!!?? 1mo
Cinfhen Are you using 👆🏽for #Monster prompt??? 1mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen they're not #monsters! It's really interesting and probably going to be my #rabbithole book. I've already had to look up https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joachim_Neander - where we get the name from. 1mo
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Cinfhen Haha 😂 I KNEW you were going to tell me they aren‘t monsters 👺 xxxxx 1mo
Ruthiella Curious to hear what you think of Kindred. I‘m partial to Neanderthals. I‘d love to know more about them. 1mo
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Emma | Alexander McCall Smith
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Librarybelle I‘ve heard mixed reviews on this one - glad you liked it! 1mo
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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#bookreport @Cinfhen

Finished tagged
Continued Count & Melmoth
Started Emma & Kindred

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oooh, Kindred sounds good! I‘ll be adding that one to my stack! 😍 1mo
Cinfhen Looks like you had a productive reading week ❤️ 1mo
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AllDebooks What an interesting book 😊 1mo
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Waverley | Walter Scott
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#Ihavequestions @RaeLovesToRead

1. Tagged, and Gone Girl
2. Twilight series, 50 shades, most horror and romance books

RaeLovesToRead Hehe, I loved Gone Girl 🙈😸 Only made it through 5 pages of Twilight though... 🤣 1mo
jenniferw88 @RaeLovesToRead it's interesting - I absolutely HATED Gone Girl, but loved The Girl on the Train! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I also did not care for Gone Girl or Fifty Shades 🥴 1mo
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TrishB I hated both Gone Girl and Girl on the Train. I have not read Twilight but had to sit through films( which were ok as they weren‘t close to my heart or anything!) 1mo
RaeLovesToRead The only thing I didn't like about Gone Girl was the very ending... very unsatisfying!!! 1mo
TheBookHippie 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💯💯💯💯💯 1mo
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Emma | Alexander McCall Smith
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Started reading my #bookspin for February and can't help but think this book should have been released after covid-19 started - Mr Woodhouse is paranoid about viruses, bacteria etc!

And I'm aware of at least one older person who washed their money etc when the pandemic started, so I'm sure it could have created some ideas for the character.

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AllDebooks Yay 🙌 Did you enjoy it? I have this biography to read, somewhere 1mo
jenniferw88 @AllDebooks it's OK, was getting a bit slow towards the end - it definitely could be edited down a bit! 1mo
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#atyin52books23 @BarbaraBB #relatedtoscience

Darwin visited the Tierra del Fuego archipelago whilst on HMS Beagle, which does #argentina for #readingtheamericas2023 @Librarybelle

#doublespin for February read! @TheAromaofBooks

I won't be reading Darwin's autobiography after reading this - it's apparently full of inaccuracies.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
Librarybelle Interesting to note about Darwin‘s autobiography! 1mo
jenniferw88 @Librarybelle basically he doesn't credit any of his predecessors/contemporaries - including his own grandfather (!) - on helping him come up with the theory of evolution. It's 'MY theory this' & 'MY theory that'. He does acknowledge that both Alfred Russel Wallace & he did come up with the idea independently of each other though, so that's something! 😂 @AllDebooks 1mo
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AllDebooks @jenniferw88 I don't suppose there was any way he could deny ARW's work😅 1mo
Librarybelle Wow! Totally did not know that! 1mo
BarbaraBB Interesting! 1mo
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