Goldsmith's Prize shortlist readings. Lucy Ellmann is really funny. Deborah Levy is really fun. Loved Good Day? by the tagged author who read with her husband. Excellent evening.
Look what I found hidden away in my new road! 🤩 Love my new area even more now, ha!
Thanks for the birthday wishes 😊
I have eaten fish and had a swim in the sea and finished off two books #prettygoodday. Now starting this, can't believe I have never read before!
Oooh this was a cringey read, it explained so well why we keep going back, holding out hope for that unrequited love. I want to make one of my best friends read it, to show her how ridiculous she is being - but 'the girlfriend chorus' are easy to ignore, as I have done myself in the past! Reminded me of Almost Love. Really good.
I thought this was excellent. As much a book about #everydaysexism as it is a thriller
I did so much packing yesterday (turns out I own over 350 books), today is my day for reading in the ☀
Very pleased to receive this proof copy of Jane Casey's latest in the post (not yet in Litsy library)!
Well, this one is a surprise! Based on Greek myth and Shakespeare, a whole set of characters have just moved pretty seamlessly from contemporary extreme English wealth to an Ancient Greek adventure. Reminding me a bit of Washington Black but I think I like it more!
I have been feeling poorly for over a week now so am doing nothing this weekend except snuggling and reading 😊🤧🤒😷📚📚📚
My Booker Prize predictions #bookerprize2019
I have read 6 (nearly), loving tagged book but not yet finished. Of those I've read I have picked 3 which I think deserve shortlisting and for the other 3 I have gone with reviews/hype and those I most want to "have" to read!
Lost Children Archive
Girl, Woman, Other
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After a non-stop few days at a friend's wonderful wedding, I am doing nothing but sunbathing in the garden and have just finished this brilliant book. It's not got a lot of Litsy love but it reminds me a bit of The Lonely Hearts Hotel and a bit of The Blind Assassin. It's futuristic and fantastical and disturbing and intertwines a "regular" narrative, with letters and a collection of very dark, odd short stories - fab!!
We are (fingers crossed) moving house so had a very busy day packing and trying to bring myself to throw things away - I'm so sentimental!
So now relaxing with this - don't think it's as good as some of her other books, but still a great read. Trying to finish all my library books before moving day...!
This book is so hard to read because its so bloody honest about how horrible we can be! It's great though.
Love love love airport wh smiths!!
Also got Big Sky, hoping for Frankisstein but pretty pleased!
A fun final last week, only got to 65k steps, so off my target but had my first ever swim in Lake Windermere and read three books - loved the tagged including the controversial ending!
Thanks so much @wanderinglynn for organising us in #bfc.
Congrats to all participants!
At a festival this weekend so already met my 70k target traipsing around fields, that also means I have only read the tagged book which i have already said is brilliant!
Pic from festival - I love dressing up and Toby doesn't!
Just finished with a bit of a cry.
Absolutely fantastic 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Late for my #bfc wrap up. Only finished one book - tagged - which is by no means perfect but I would still recommend especially if you love school based, female friendship dramas with a bit of witchcraft thrown in. Did my 70k steps this week and also had a lovely river swim today!
Nearly made my 70k steps target for the week, and we had Sports Day at work yesterday so had a bit of a run around there!
Only one book read this week. Lovely cover and it's beautifully written, though needed a bit of an edit!
Absolutely rubbish steps week, let's hope for better next time. I did finish three books, the tagged being my fave.
On other postive notes - I swam in the english sea yesterday for the first time this year. And had a fab night out for Pride tonight. Happy Pride Everyone!
I had a great first week for #bfc mainly as I had several days out the office, some long train trips and I'm in the Lakes for the weekend - here with my dad on today's walk. We will see whether I manage to do as well with a more normal week next week!
8000 steps a day DONE
70000 steps a week DONE
2 books read DONE (finished Fates and Furies, The First Bad Man, The Unquiet Dead)
Today I volunteered cleaning up rubbish in a forest which meant I a) did 20000 steps b) got home early c) found myself locked out meaning enforced cider plus reading time.
Really enjoying this so far @ScorpioBookDreams #whodunituk
First day of #bfc for me and I did my 10000 steps (not as sunny a day as had been promised, but you can just make out the London skyline) and finished the tagged book which was a 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 read.
My goals are minimum of 8000 steps a day, minimum of 70000 steps a week, minimum of 2 books a week.
Look what I found on my office book swap shelf today?! Its normally full of ropey romances so am very excited to have found this!
Nine days away - first to Ibiza for a friend's wedding, then to Hay. All wonderful but action packed and so the train back to London is my first chance of getting more that a few minutes reading time in! Enjoying this collection of interconnected fairy tales set in Neverness.
Perfect bookshop and café to escape the freezing cold wind of Trieste! We have done lots of walking around so read the tagged book sneakily on my phone at any spare moment. I really like this police procedural series set in London.
If you like dark high school stories you'll like this. Depressingly accurate about teen bullying and really powerful in evoking a small town, no outsiders here atmosphere. I have no idea if parts of the US are really like this, but the description of lemming like behaviour and power in the hands of the few was pretty scary. Not without fault but I really enjoyed it. Read on the train to Trieste.
On the train back to London (with a stop to pick up forgotten suitcase from airport!) after a restful, relaxing and fun #readingretreat. So great to meet more Littens and see again old friends, in an amazing setting. Thanks so much again Mitch for organising... Am totally up for another one!
@Mitch @Oryx @squirrelbrain @julesG @scripturient @RachelO @Leniverse @eraderneely
Loving this book and the house in it has a library just like Gladstone's!
Book swap day in the office! This is what I got which I have never heard of but am excited to try!
Completely coincidently the two books I'm reading concurrently are both about New York life and excesses, 15 years apart. They're both fantastic!