Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
jhod

jhod

Joined January 2017

Lover of books, food, laughs and wine 🇬🇧🇪🇺
reading now icon
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
blurb
jhod
Catspell | Colleen Shannon
post image

What a fabulous card @cleoh! Such weird 🙀 and lovely to see your current city too. Thanks for all ghe book recommendations!
#nightmareswap

LibrarianRyan Ahhhhhhhhh. 1mo
LibrarianRyan Just checking in. I know it's just a post card (sorry for my major screw up) but did you get it sent off? 4w
jhod @LibrarianRyan yes i did! 4w
LibrarianRyan @jhod Cool beans. I just needed to check. 4w
jhod @LibrarianRyan that's fine, hope everyone has kept their commitments! 4w
53 likes5 comments
blurb
jhod
post image

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.

squirrelbrain Sounds like a fab evening! I‘m about a third of the way through Ducks, Newburyport and loving it so far! 1mo
jhod @squirrelbrain oh that's great to know. She read it so well! I have it on my shelf and am deciding whether I save it for a holiday or just jump in! 4w
jhod 4w
squirrelbrain I would say ‘jump in‘ - I don‘t think you can read it all in one go ( well I‘m not anyway). I‘m dipping in and out whilst reading other books too.... 4w
63 likes4 comments
blurb
jhod
Autumn | Ali Smith
post image

I've had this since it was first published, wanting to read it in its appropriate season, and missing a few years! Starting tonight, the day before another potentially momentous day in the Brexit horror story...

69 likes1 stack add
blurb
jhod
post image

Look what I found hidden away in my new road! 🤩 Love my new area even more now, ha!

Reviewsbylola Nice find! I love stumbling upon new LFLs. 2mo
Soubhiville Yay! I love my neighborhood LFLs! 2mo
squirrelbrain That‘s fab! 👍😁 2mo
See All 6 Comments
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love seeing these!! 2mo
DrawingSustenance Nice!!! 😀 2mo
Cathythoughts Great stuff 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😀 2mo
100 likes6 comments
blurb
jhod
post image

And now the #goldsmithsprize2019 shortlist announced! Not heard of three of these!

Cathythoughts Very good. Must investigate 2mo
63 likes1 comment
blurb
jhod
post image

Brilliant lecture by Eimear Mcbride on why the novel matters. She read on both of her audiobooks, I am now going to buy them as she was a fab speaker!

youneverarrived She‘s brilliant 👍 2mo
61 likes1 comment
blurb
jhod
post image
Cathythoughts Wow ! Great books. Happy Birthday 🎈🎊🎁 2mo
Caroline2 I hope you have a lovely day! 😘 2mo
jenniferw88 Have just sent you the next #lmpbc - it should get there tues/wed 😁 2mo
TrishB I hope you had a great break 😘 2mo
squirrelbrain Have a lovely birthday! 😘 2mo
88 likes5 comments
blurb
jhod
The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
post image

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!

AnneCecilie Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎈🎁📚 2mo
QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂📚 2mo
Mollyanna Happy Birthday 🎂🎈🎂 2mo
See All 13 Comments
Graciouswarriorprincess Happy Birthday! 2mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday! 2mo
Suet624 Happy birthday! 2mo
kezzlou85 Sounds like a great day. ❤ 2mo
Birdsong28 Happy birthday 🎊🎉📚📖 2mo
jenniferw88 happy birthday! 2mo
marleed Happy Birthday! Great THT cover! 2mo
bookaholic1 Happy Birthday!!! 2mo
youneverarrived Happy Birthday 🥂♥️ 2mo
99 likes1 stack add13 comments
review
jhod
post image
Pickpick

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.

kaysworld1 Hey there's a birthday card heading your way ❣️ 2mo
jhod @kaysworld1 thanks so much! I am away at the moment but will look forward to it when I'm back at the weekend! X 2mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂 🎂 2mo
93 likes5 stack adds3 comments
blurb
jhod
Zed: A Novel | Joanna Kavenna
post image

Eeeking out the sunshine in what has been a wonderful reading spot, not sure I'll ever be able to beat it!

Klou I want it! 😍😍😂📚❤ 2mo
kezzlou85 Amazing reading spot. 2mo
92 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
jhod
The Body Lies | Jo Baker
post image
Pickpick

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 ☀

Cathythoughts Good luck with your move 👍🏻. This book sounds good... stacking 2mo
jhod @Cathythoughts thank you, i am trying to read as many library books as i can before i have to take them back! 2mo
99 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
jhod
Cruel Acts | Jane Casey
post image

Very pleased to receive this proof copy of Jane Casey's latest in the post (not yet in Litsy library)!

TrishB Ohhh- jealous! 2mo
squirrelbrain Lucky you! Do I recall correctly that you moved recently? Could you send me your new address to helenharrogate at gmail dot com? 😘 2mo
jhod @TrishB very happy to send on once I've read it (tho might be a little while)! 2mo
See All 13 Comments
jhod @squirrelbrain not yet, been a nightmare 2mo
jhod @squirrelbrain oops pressed too early! 2mo
jhod @squirrelbrain finally confirmed yesterday that we are moving next Wednesday! Yes, will send you new address! Xx 2mo
jenniferw88 Can you send me it as well please? I have the next #lmpbc book to read so hopefully week after next. X irene_gulliver@yahoo.co.uk (underscore between irene and gulliver!) 2mo
jhod @jenniferw88 i sent you a postcard with it on today as i knew you would be ahead with our #lmpbc book! Hope you had a lovely holiday xx 2mo
Cathythoughts Oh yes we need your new address...... end of September celebration 🍾... 📚 2mo
jenniferw88 @jhod 😂😂😂 haven't started yet (wanted to finish the previous round's book first). Had a good holiday but slightly too hot for me. @Lel2403 your book will be in the post tomorrow! 2mo
jhod @Cathythoughts ha, well remembered! I have asked Kate to send an email round the jbuk crew 😊 2mo
Lel2403 @jenniferw88 there‘s no hurry lovey. I‘m not likely to read it again 💕 2mo
TrishB That would be brilliant when you‘ve read 👍🏻 2mo
74 likes13 comments
blurb
jhod
The Porpoise | Mark Haddon
post image

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 😊🤧🤒😷📚📚📚

Lovesbooks87 I hope you feel better soon! 3mo
Nute Thinking of you and hoping that you feel better soon! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Feel better soon! 2mo
See All 6 Comments
Itchyfeetreader Feel better soon 2mo
LiteraryinLititz Feel better! 2mo
youneverarrived Feel better soon and enjoy the reading time 💕 2mo
93 likes2 stack adds6 comments
blurb
jhod
Feeling Thankful | Shelley Rotner
post image

Thank you so much for the gift @jenniferw88, I love it! (and also for the #lmpbc book, am looking forward to this one) I will save the card for now 😊

Thank you 😍😘😘

squirrelbrain How lovely! 💚 3mo
jhod @jenniferw88 i wore my badge all day yesterday too 😊 2mo
72 likes2 comments
blurb
jhod
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
post image

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!

Lanny
Lost Children Archive
Girl, Woman, Other
Ducks, Newburyport
The Testaments
10 minutes, 38 seconds

TrishB They look very pretty like that 😁 3mo
Ericalambbrown Hey!!! You were 4 for 6! Well done, you! 📚😊🙌🏻 3mo
jhod @Ericalambbrown yes am pretty pleased with that, ha! 3mo
99 likes2 stack adds3 comments
review
jhod
The Dollmaker | NINA. ALLAN
post image
Pickpick

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!!

Tamra Sounds perfect! 3mo
99 likes3 stack adds1 comment
blurb
jhod
The Beautiful Dead | Belinda Bauer
post image

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...!

Cathythoughts Good luck with the moving. I liked this book 👍🏻 3mo
93 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
jhod
Almost Love | Louise O'Neill
post image

This book is so hard to read because its so bloody honest about how horrible we can be! It's great though.
#trainreading

TrishB I d had this a while now and just not got to - your comments may shove up the tbr pile a bit! 3mo
jhod @TrishB hope you like it, MC not likeable at all, but believable! 3mo
TrishB I shall save until I want one of those then! Good to know 👍🏻 3mo
82 likes3 stack adds3 comments
blurb
jhod
Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
post image

Love love love airport wh smiths!!
Also got Big Sky, hoping for Frankisstein but pretty pleased!

squirrelbrain I‘m about halfway through this one.... Are you going on hols or for work? 😘 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m reading this now... We will be reading it again in January for #BotmBuddyRead... looking forward to seeing others thoughts on it!!! 4mo
Cathythoughts Big Sky ♥️👍🏻 3mo
91 likes3 comments
blurb
jhod
The Snakes | Sadie Jones
post image

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!

Freespirit What a gorgeous place , 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 But I'm going to delete the “only“ and rewrite your sentence to say “I got 65K steps!“ (complete with exclamation point). It's good to strive for more and maybe it was below your goal, but celebrate what you accomplished! 65k steps is AWESOME! Plus, great photo! 4mo
Crazeedi Awesome picture and awesome job!!👏👏 4mo
Cathythoughts 😁seizing the day again I see 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
86 likes2 stack adds4 comments
review
jhod
The Diving Pool | Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder
post image
Pickpick

Very odd, no idea what was going on but I loved the weirdness, the vivid sensory descriptions and the disturbing but completely believable consequences of jealousy, love and boredom.

79 likes2 stack adds
blurb
jhod
Circe | Madeline Miller
post image

Klaxon alert!!!

sudi Yay!!! So excited for this one 😃🙌 4mo
Meeko93 Oh man that's exciting 😍💜😍💜 4mo
90 likes3 comments
blurb
jhod
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
post image

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!
@wanderinglynn #bfc

Cathythoughts Looks like so much fun ! You‘re great for seizing the day 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
75 likes1 comment
blurb
jhod
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
post image

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!
@wanderinglynn #bfc

wanderinglynn How fun! And way to go! 🙌🏻 4mo
31 likes1 comment
blurb
jhod
Blackout | Kit Mallory
post image

Thanks Katie and Jenny for two intriguing sounding books and two lovely bookmarks! And a lip balm and some yummy chocs (in the fridge!)
@youneverarrived @jenniferw88
#mhroundrobin
#lmpbc

jenniferw88 😸 think I forgot the post it on your bookmark - I bought it in Majorca! 4mo
jhod @jenniferw88 lovely -thank you!!🤩 4mo
Cathythoughts Exciting 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
69 likes3 comments
review
jhod
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
post image
Pickpick

Just finished with a bit of a cry.
Absolutely fantastic 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

UnabridgedPod Yes! Wasn‘t it amazing!?! 4mo
jhod @UnabridgedPod think it's my book of the year (so far!) 4mo
Cathythoughts Sounds really good. I love family stories... just got a sample on kindle 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! Loving it so far. I‘ll pick it up in town today 👍🏻Thankyou Jessica 4mo
jhod @Cathythoughts hurrah! Enjoy! 4mo
75 likes5 comments
review
jhod
The Furies | Katie Lowe
post image
Pickpick

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!

@wanderinglynn

Mitch That looks a very special swim! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
squirrelbrain Fab! ❤️ 4mo
Caroline2 Looks lovely! 😀 4mo
See All 8 Comments
jhod @Caroline2 the River Chelmer! 4mo
Crazeedi Looks super cold which is perfect!! 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 Fantastic week! 🎉 And your river swim looks like a lot of fun. 4mo
Cathythoughts Fabulous pic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Oryx Great pic! Love an outdoor swim 4mo
105 likes2 stack adds8 comments
blurb
jhod
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
post image

Sunday morning and Toby engrossed in the cricket for the day. So no guilt in curling up in the summerhouse with a brand new read. High expectations...

julesG Cozy Sunday morning! Enjoy! 4mo
125 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
jhod
The Earthquake Bird | Susanna Jones
post image

#lmpbc #groupy
@Cathythoughts @RachelO @jenniferw88
Any preferences or 'please no's!' from these four?

mcctrish I really liked The Mothers, there‘s a lot going on in it 4mo
RachelO Yes please to all of them! Bottom 2 on the tbr already; tagged -never heard of - sounds great!; The Mothers - sounds like a good bookclub out-of-my-comfort-zone read. So no help whatsoever then 😉 4mo
Amor4Libros I liked The Mothers a lot, too 4mo
See All 8 Comments
Cathythoughts All look good to me ... exciting 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
jenniferw88 Again, any look good - 3 are not on my radar at all, but The Mothers has been on and off the tbr, so if I had to choose I'll pick 4mo
jhod @Libby1 hi Libby! I chose the earthquake bird last time, any preference on the other three?! X 3w
Libby1 Hello, @jhod ! They all look interesting. I think I lean towards Moonstone, but I‘m happy with whatever you choose. 😊 3w
jhod @Libby1 great!
3w
81 likes2 stack adds8 comments
review
jhod
Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
post image
Pickpick

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!

#bfc @wanderinglynn

RachelO Your work has a sports day? Never heard of that before. And great job on the steps and book - sounds like you had loads on this week! 4mo
jhod @RachelO me neither and about 1000 people were there too!! A very nice way to start the weekend, am very lucky! 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week and sports day sounds like a lot of fun! 👍🏻 4mo
87 likes3 comments
blurb
jhod
Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
post image

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!

#bfc
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn So I‘m going to rewrite your “absolutely rubbish” sentence to “I did over 10000 steps on 3 days!” (complete with exclamation point). It‘s good to strive for more, but celebrate what you did do! 🎉 You had a great week! You‘re making great progress and more importantly, you didn‘t quit. #powerofpositivity (edited) 5mo
BarbaraBB Great pics and I think your walking is not rubbish at all 💕 5mo
julesG Jessica, listen to @wanderinglynn! I see 4 stars on that app picture. Means you reached your goal on 4 days. Definitely not rubbish. 😘😘😘 5mo
See All 6 Comments
Cathythoughts Great pics ! Full of life 🎉🎉 5mo
jhod @wanderinglynn thanks for your redraft - much better!! And thanks @julesG great work by you this week too! 5mo
jhod @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts thanks both! 😘 5mo
85 likes6 comments
blurb
jhod
post image

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)

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great week 1! 🙌🏻 And love your photo! 💜 5mo
Libby1 Great to see you, @jhod ! 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Great job👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 5mo
sudi Great job 👏👏👏 5mo
Cathythoughts Well done ! And great pic ♥️ 5mo
75 likes5 comments
blurb
jhod
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
post image

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

#bfc

Crazeedi Good for you taking care of the beautiful forest! 5mo
AmyG Thank goodness for volunteers! And I‘m listening to this...good book. 5mo
Cathythoughts I read this for #booked2019. I thought it was really good 👍🏻 well done with the forest work & enjoy the cider 5mo
See All 7 Comments
julesG So many awesome things in one post!!! 5mo
Blaire What a wonderful thing to volunteer for! 5mo
Lindy Ditto what @julesG said. Yay for you (except for being locked out). 5mo
Nute Celebrating all earth-lovers! Yay, YOU!!!🙌🏽 5mo
103 likes7 comments
review
jhod
post image
Pickpick

A work day in Bristol meant lots of walking and lots of train reading time - WIN!! Enjoyed this odd little book!

#bfc

merelybookish It is SO odd but I really loved this book! 5mo
jhod @merelybookish ha! I will scour your tbr for more recommendations! 😉 5mo
LauraJ That's a lot of steps! 5mo
80 likes3 comments
blurb
jhod
post image

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.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
squirrelbrain Yay, go you! (I loved Fates and Furies too...) 5mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 5mo
See All 8 Comments
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5mo
Ash.on.the.line Great job and great pic!!! 👏🏼😁 5mo
Cathythoughts Well done 👍🏻 l loved this book 5mo
LazyOwl Well done, great start 5mo
sudi Awesome 👏👏👏 5mo
83 likes1 stack add8 comments
blurb
jhod
post image

UK Littens! Come and join @jenniferw88 and me in #lmpbc!

blurb
jhod
Ordinary People | Diana Evans
post image

#womensprize shortlist readings in Cadogan Hall

Lovely people and talented writers! All extraordinary!

And the woman who read Milkman (and who did the audiobook) was incredible!
#womensprize2019

86 likes1 stack add
blurb
jhod
White Tears: A novel | Hari Kunzru
post image

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!

Anna40 Ropey? :) Have never heard this word 6mo
Cathythoughts Oh wow ! Coincidentally, I‘m about to start this on Audible as I make the dinner 🤞🏻I think it will be good 6mo
jhod @Anna40 its a useful word :-) 6mo
Anna40 Yes and it is an alliteration ropey romance 😉 6mo
BookwormM I loved this book 6mo
97 likes1 stack add5 comments
blurb
jhod
Folk | Zoe Gilbert
post image

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.

TrishB Sounds like fun 👍🏻 6mo
BookaholicNatty Have heard great things about this book!!!! 6mo
teainthelibrary Have fun in Hay - it's an amazing place!! 6mo
See All 6 Comments
jhod @teainthelibrary certainly is! 6mo
andrew61 I borrowed it from the library myself the other week so plan to start it next - glad you are enjoying it. 6mo
Buechersuechtling Your train ticket causes longing for vacation. My significant other and I, we often went to Great Britain so I have some similar tickets as a souvenir in my drawer. Hope you had a good time and a thrilling read. 6mo
123 likes4 stack adds6 comments
blurb
jhod
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
post image

Received the last book of #whodunituk! Can't believe we have come to an end but I reckon I have a strong finisher! Mine also went in the post today to @ScorpioBookDreams xxx

review
jhod
Stone Cold Heart | Caz Frear
post image
Pickpick

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.

Cinfhen Lovely 😊 7mo
DivineDiana This looks so inviting! ❤️ 7mo
BooknerdsLife What a beautiful place!!! 😱💖💖📚 7mo
squirrelbrain Books and cake - what more could you want?! 7mo
122 likes1 stack add4 comments
review
jhod
Weightless: A Novel | Sarah Bannan
post image
Pickpick

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.

jhod Sorry - should have said trigger warning for suicide and self harm 7mo
CocoReads Depressing to say, it does happen all too often. The book sounds good though, I‘ve stacked it. 7mo
96 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
jhod
Murmur | Will Eaves
post image

Pretty pleased with today's #libraryhaul
Also got the Rick Stein book for 50p in their sale so Toby can cook me lots of nice things 😊

andrew61 Great haul - i really want to read murmur so look forward to your comments. Mouthful of birds is bonkers. 7mo
83 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
jhod
The Ninth Hour | Alice McDermott
post image
Pickpick

Inter-generational New Yorkers dealing with poverty, depression and a lot of Catholic guilt, a quiet but powerful read. Along with my favourite Spanish breakfast 😊

117 likes1 stack add
blurb
jhod
Blackhouse | Peter May
post image

Thanks so much for the bookmark Elle @thegirlwiththebookishcandle I love it!!!🤩

#whodunnituk #whodunituk I think I've spelt it wrong in the past!!

blurb
jhod
Bitter Orange | Claire Fuller
post image

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!

tpixie Great quote!! Gladstone 8mo
jhod Yes! Quite a man! @tpixie 8mo
tpixie I've just been stalking and scrolling through the wonderful weekend you had on your #readingretreat #LitsyMeetUp. Amazing effort you all made to do it! Amazing space!! Just wonderful all around!! 🥳📚🥳 8mo
See All 8 Comments
Oryx Really nice to see you again. Safe trip back 8mo
julesG Safe travels. Looking forward to seeing you next time, at the latest. 8mo
RachelO Lovely to see you! Hope you‘re almost home by now. 8mo
eraderneely Wonderful to see you again. Looking forward to next time. 8mo
Cathythoughts Sounds fab 💕💕💕 8mo
120 likes1 stack add8 comments
blurb
jhod
post image

Book swap day in the office! This is what I got which I have never heard of but am excited to try!

RachelO It‘s REALLY good! And I‘m kind of jealous of an office book-swap 📚📚📚 8mo
jhod Yes it's a great idea isn't it?! @RachelO saw on your page that you'd read it, even more pleased with my colleague's choice now! 8mo
84 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
jhod
post image

Just seemed to fall into Foyles today, ooops...

squirrelbrain And then some books fell into your hands whilst you were there.... such a shame! 8mo
jhod @squirrelbrain just couldn't be helped! 8mo
kezzlou85 Sometimes it happens and you just gotta go with it. 8mo
99 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
jhod
Away | Amy Bloom
post image

Very happy about my donation box find today. My first Amy Bloom, of whom I've heard great things, and starting the first chapter alongside a yummy beer...

99 likes1 stack add
blurb
jhod
post image

Completely coincidently the two books I'm reading concurrently are both about New York life and excesses, 15 years apart. They're both fantastic!

Cathythoughts I loved the Moshfegh... must look up the other one 👍🏻 8mo
gradcat Thanks for reminding me of “Bright Lights”...those were the days of the brat pack writers: McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis, Tama Janowitz, Jill Eisenstadt & Donna Tartt—those were the days! 😂 8mo
111 likes1 stack add2 comments