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kezzlou85

kezzlou85

Joined June 2017

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Well that was creepy. The graphics in this are so well done. So detailed and haunting. I have always enjoyed this story but first time reading it like this and I enjoyed it. 15pts for #TeamSlaughter and book 2 read for #20in4
#Scarathlon @Clwojick @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1d
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thank you. Doing much better with this readathon. 1d
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 yes me too, after a slow start on Friday. 24h
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 yes me too, after a slow start on Friday. 24h
Clwojick I loved this one! 17h
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The Cecil Hotel | Chris Swinney
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Some next up reads for #Scarathlon and some creepy black covers to match the first #PhotoChallenge prompt. #Black. 6pts.

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If This Gets Out: A Novel | Cale Dietrich, Sophie Gonzales
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Aww I really enjoyed this. It deals with a lot of triggers in that industry but its handled well. I love the strength of the boys pulling together to get their best futures. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 6pts. 5*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Oopsy forgot to post this earlier. The September one went awry so hoping for better luck with this. I'm also doing #Scarathlon so more points for #TeamSlaughter goals are just to read.
@Andrew65 @Clwojick

Andrew65 Best of luck, good to see we are on the same team. 3d
Clwojick Good luck! 🖤 3d
Yuki_Onna So cool! Happy we're in the same team! 🤗🍂🧡 3d
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kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thanks. Ooh yay that's exciting 3d
kezzlou85 @Clwojick thank you. 3d
kezzlou85 @Yuki_Onna oh yay that's great. Good luck to you too 3d
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Okay quite ambitious and not likely to all be read but this is my TBR for #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter . A good variety and I definitely can't wait for my annual pumpkin heads read.
@Clwojick

Clwojick Pumpkinheads is a favourite of mine too! 3d
kezzlou85 @Clwojick it's such a fun read. Perfect for this time of year. I wish we had somewhere like that here. 3d
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Playing for Love | Jeevani Charika
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This was a really good read. There's so much going on in the story. You have her trying to set up her business, seeking her dad's approval, romance and of course winning the game. The plot is quicker paced then I expected it to be but it works well as it doesnt leave you waiting for answers. I love a misunderstanding and of course the ending is so well done. My favourite scene though had to be the moment with her dad. #Netgalley 4*

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Cemetery Boys | Aiden Thomas
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This was such a good read. Watching Yadriel fight for his place in his family was amazing and well written. 5*

BehindthePages This is on my TBR! Looking forward to it! 2w
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Three days into #SuperSeptember and its not going the best but had lots of distractions. Hoping the time will begin to improve.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 I‘m the same as you, hit a bit of a reading slump. 2w
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 struggling to get out of it but doing slightly better now. 2w
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 hope to improve things but also a lot of medical appointments for myself and my wife this week. 2w
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 hope they go well for you both and that you can get out of your slump. 2w
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 thanks 💕 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Time for another readathon. Looking forward to the distraction. My goals are to finish my two library books and review book.
#SuperSeptember
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 2w
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94
1: generally something light hearted with a guaranteed Happy ending.
2: I do yes. It's sometimes nice to know what will happen and discover more I missed.
3: tagged above this was one of the first books I truly loved and reread it often.
I tag anyone who hasn't been tagged but wants to play.

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Aww what a cute story. I really liked a previous story by this author showed this would be as good. It was but I do like Hot desk more. That being said this was a fun story. It follows the standard plot line but I really liked how the ending showed a working together rather than being forced to compromise. The plot was steady and told by both Millie and Joe. A fun read. #Netgalley 4*

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Undone | Karin Slaughter
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Another great read in the series. This one is pretty dark and gross at times but you kind of expect that with the author. She really digs into the gritty dark side. We also meet Sara Linton which is good. Having read later ones I was looking forward to this. The plot is steady and builds to the expected dramatic climax. I didn't figure out the killer. Poor Will he's always getting hurt. That man has more lives than a cat. 4*

5feet.of.fury Loved this one. 1mo
5feet.of.fury I read all the Grant County first and picked up Will Trent from here, I love these characters. 1mo
kezzlou85 @5feet.of.fury I came in about halfway through the will trent series and am now going back to the beginning. 1mo
5feet.of.fury @kezzlou85 nice! I can‘t wait for more of this series 💕 1mo
kezzlou85 @5feet.of.fury I hope you enjoy them I have the one that follows this ready to go. 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#20in4 is going okay. Halfway through and halfway there. No books finished yet but progress made.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s a great time. 👏👏👏 1mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thank you so much. 1mo
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Ooh extra long #20in4 this weekend. I might actually hit the twenty hours for this one. No goals just going to read.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Forgot to post this but #AwesomeAugust went really well. Managed to finish four books and get lots of reading done.
@Andrew65

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Dr Rebecca Myers takes us through some of her early days as a psychologist working in a prison.

This is a really detailed and at times heavy read. It dealsw ith sex offenders and does go into details about their crimes which could be hard to read. It was an interesting persepctive to see them trying to change. Its a very honest book as we get to see the impact and self discovery that she goes through as well. A good read. #Netgalley 4*

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I do love the magazine Fortean Times and these books are a great read. This one has some hilarious stories in it. Book 3 read for #AwesomeAugust
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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So five days into #AwesomeAugust and its going pretty well. Just over 17 hours read and two books finished. Covid has also finally left our house which is great.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant on both scores. 2mo
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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Oh I loved this so much. It was so good. Cheesy at times yes, predictable yes but did I love it, yes I did. It was such a funny read. So many times I laughed out loud. The characters are an eclectic mix but it works. I love Luc and of course Oliver. It's him seeing Luc's fragile side and just being there for him. The plot is well written, funny and relatable. A fab read and I'm off to find the second. 5*

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Tick Tock | Simon Mayo
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Well two days into #AwesomeAugust and 6 hours read plus one book finished so it's going well.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great progress 👏👏👏 2mo
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Tick Tock | Simon Mayo
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Well this was quite the ride. Its actually a pretty slow burn but its well worth the read because it all comes together very well. Following Covid this does of course hit home quite hard so might not be easy reading for many. I enjoyed it however. The plot is well written and heavy on details which can be a little tough going but its needed for the story. The characters are good especially Kit and Rose. #Netgalley 4*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Time for the #AwesomeAugust readathon. I'm looking forward to this. My reading has picked up possibly due to the weather though we really need some rain now. My goals are to finish two books and just read.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 It has been very hot, sunny and dry recently. Think thunderstorms are coming early next week though. 2mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 it really has. Whilst the sunshine has been nice. A little rain would be amazing. 2mo
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 Today was 🥵 2mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 yeah luckily we had a bit of a breeze here which helped ease how oppressive it could have been. 2mo
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Hope to Die | Cara Hunter
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Yay back with another book in the series. The cases are interesting and the lives of the detectives are intriguing but don't steal from the main mystery. This was another good one. Its a real thrill ride of just who is guilty of what. The plot is steady and builds to a satisfying climax. I love all the characters in this and we gained some new ones who we've yet to learn a lot about. Another great read in the series. #Netgalley 5*

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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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In the fresh air for an afternoon of reading and to fight off Covid. Came back from holiday only to find we've all gone down with it. Thankfully despite it all, only minor symptoms.

kspenmoll Oh no! Get well as soon as you can- and all your family too! 2mo
Graywacke Wish you all well 2mo
kezzlou85 @kspenmoll thank you so much. The girls are fine now and we're getting there. 2mo
kezzlou85 @Graywacke thank you so much. 2mo
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The Interview | C. M. Ewan
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Well that was a dark and twisted read. Its a very slow start though so you do have to stick with it to get to the really good parts. Once it gets going, you're quickly drawn into the story. The ending is bittersweet and a little sad but it does fit with the tone of the story. There are a few twists along the way, Some I figured out like why Joel was so interested but Maggie's part was clever. A dark twisted tale. #Netgalley 3*

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Reading on the beach at Butlins Skegness whilst youngest digs a hole and eldest is in the cold north sea. Sunny but wind is chilly. Book is funny.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Well tailed off a little to the end but got two books finished and another two close. Off on holiday today so hoping for some holiday and beach reading. Though this is England so will probably now rain all week.
#JubilantJuly
@Andrew65

Andrew65 This is great, well done 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍 Hope you have a great holiday. 2mo
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The Corpse Flower | Anne Mette Hancock
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This was an interesting thriller with a dark plot. It deals with some fairly heavy subjects. The plot is a slow burn with no dramatic conclusion as much is already known. I must admit the final ending with Anna was not what i'd hoped for. I wanted to see the guilty party truly pay but it did fit with the feel of the story however. Heloise is a great lead and I liked the detective she works with. #Netgalley 3*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Four days in and time has slowed a little but its been insanely hot here. Thankfully cooler today. Daughter is off on work experience at a nursery and really enjoying it despite the heat. #JubilantJuly @Andrew65

Andrew65 That heat was ridiculous. 🥵🥵🥵

I struggled to read at times during it. Well done on what you have achieved.
2mo
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The Locked Room | Elly Griffiths
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Well two days into #JubilantJuly and its going well. One book already finished. So hot here today so might have to be some indoor reading.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Hot it is! Well done, love Elly Griffiths. 3mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 very much so. I do too. Love the series so much. 3mo
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The Shadow Friend | Alex North
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#sundayfunday. @ozma.of.oz
1: yes very much so but it doesn't happen often lately.
2: the one above had some great twists.
3: this was tricky. Karin Slaughter does with her books you never know what may happen or where she'll take the story.
Thanks for the tag @Yuki_Onna

ozma.of.oz I‘ve heard Slaughter is good! Thanks for sharing! 💜 3mo
kezzlou85 @ozma.of.oz she is. I love her books. 3mo
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The Locked Room | Elly Griffiths
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Another brilliant story in the series. As much as the mystery was interesting, I must admit I was most invested in Cathbad, he's my favourite character in this. This deals heavily with Covid and the effects it had on people which was so relatable. The plot was interesting and threw up a twist or two along the way. But oh that ending. I need more now. Another great read. 4* book 1 read for #JubilantJuly

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Start of #JubilantJuly and I'm really looking forward to this. Currently reading in the garden looking at my lovely sunflowers. My goals are just to read lots.
@Andrew65

kspenmoll What a beautiful reading spot! Enjoy! 3mo
Andrew65 Good luck. Love the flowers. 3mo
kezzlou85 @kspenmoll thanks only small but very pretty. 3mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thank you so much. The girls and I have loved watching the sunflowers grow, the tallest is over 5ft now 3mo
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Truly, Darkly, Deeply | Victoria Selman
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This was a really good read. I loved all the clever references to famous serial killer cases. As a true crime fan it added to the story. As for the plot itself it jumps from the present to the past as Sophie takes us back through those dark months. The ending is cleverly done and I liked the added twist. The writing is descriptive and draws you in. A brilliant read especially if you know your serial killers. #Netgalley 4*

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Fractured | Karin Slaughter
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
Thanks for the tag @EadieB
1: not sure I've read a five star book this year so far which is a shame but the tagged above was close. The current Elly Griffiths I'm reading might be a 5*
2: a picture of the yellow rose just flowering in my garden. My mums favourite.
Tagging anyone who never gets tagged.

Eggs Beautiful yellow 🌹 3mo
EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 3mo
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This was a fun summer read. Ideal for on the beach. Lydie did make me question her sanity at times and yet I admired her daring. The plot is simple but fun. The ending is predictable as expected in these stories but I liked how it came together. The ending scene was so perfectly put together. The writing does a brilliant job at describing the sheer beauty of the location. I liked Lydia and Alexis is amazing. #Netgalley 4*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Another readathon. Anniversary plans changed due to sick child so hopefully more reading instead. Aiming for whatever time I can get. #20in4
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 Sorry to hear about the illness, sending positive thoughts. 3mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thank you. Nothing too serious thankfully and she's feeling much better now. A day at home with books and the godsend that is horrible histories. 3mo
Andrew65 @kezzlou85 😂 You can‘t beat Horrible Histories. 3mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 nope it's brilliant and it does teach kids a lot. My knowledge of the kings and Queens of England comes from it. 3mo
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I'm a fan of Jane Corry but I have to say this wasn‘t my favourite. The plot wascgood but many of the twists I predicted or didn't enjoy as much. Its a slow build story with a satisfying conclusion. The writing is her usual style. You're kept in the dark as to what Emily did until the end. I did enjoy the flashbacks to the war, giving a little more depth to the father. The ending tied it off well. #Netgalley 3*

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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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Oops forgot to post my final results for #JoysOfJune. Went pretty well in the end. Finished three books and chunk read of a couple more. Around about 26 hours all in. Helped ease my slump no end.
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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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This was an interesting read. I love a book that focuses on books. The plot is steady until close to the end when it really picks up. The ending was good and tied the story off well. The characters are well written and likeable especially the lead. A good fantasy read. 4*

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This was a good beginning to the series of books. The plot was interesting and kept me hooked. I was just slightly disappointed with how the final reveal went down but it did fit with the story. I think Emma is going to be an interesting lead and I look forward to reading more in the series. 3*

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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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#JoysOfJune readathon day 6. One book finished and another almost finished. Plus over 16 hours read. The beautiful weather here in Norfolk has really helped.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Doing great, and the weather does help. 👏👏👏 4mo
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When She Disappeared | Nicole Mabry, Steph Mullin
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This was an interesting murder mystery though I did have an idea who the killer was pretty early on. I was right but the reasoning for it was well put t9gether. The plot is a steady build without a dramatic conclusion but it works for the book. Margo isn't instantly likeable and she has a lot of issues herself. I did however like Austen. The writing is descriptive and gets the creepy scenes really well. #Netgalley 3*

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Writers on Writers | Graham Tarrant
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Thanks for the tag @Andrew65
1: I think there is. Most writers just write for themselves. Authors would like their work published and noticed but each should be valued.
2: I do write but mostly for me. Used to write fanfiction when younger. I do have a dodgy part done romance novel that makes me cringe.
Play along anyone who would like to or doesn't get tagged often.
@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Two days into #JoysOfJune readathon and just under 6 hours read so far. Not a bad start as my brother was over all day Saturday.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 4mo
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#JoysOfJune readathon starting today. My goals are to read as much as I can and try to finish a couple of books. Less of a slump now I finally have my MRI results and know what's actually in me. Still got a part of my gallbladder left.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 What are they planning to do following those results? 4mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 nothing at the moment. Removing what's left could damage the surrounding blood vessels and bile duct. They don't think it will cause problems but having regular blood tests and ultrasounds to keep an eye on that and the bile duct repair. 4mo
Andrew65 Keeping fingers crossed. I can sympathise I‘m currently on fortnightly blood tests. 4mo
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Andrew65 Keeping fingers crossed. I can sympathise I‘m currently on fortnightly blood tests. 4mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 bless ya. Mine are 6 monthly at the moment so not too bad 4mo
Andrew65 After fortnightly for three months they go to monthly, and then eventually three monthly. 4mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 bit of a pain going in and out isn't it but hopefully soon they'll settle. I'm just glad mine wasn't further surgery. It is a possibility at a later date if it does cause problems but for now I'm just getting on with life. 4mo
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The Locked Room | Elly Griffiths
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Starting this today and it's signed by the author. One of my favourite series and authors. Plus based around where I live which is so cool.

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I do love a Sarah Morgan book having read her festive ones so was looking forward to this. It didn't disappoint either. The plot was sweet, touching and romantic. I loved the bond that builds between Ashley and Joanna. The ending was fairly expected and yet I loved how it came together. Although the romance is important in this. its Joanna's strength and growth that really shines. A fun, summer read. Perfect for the beach. #Netgalley 4*

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Well final time for #20in4 wasn't the best but its the most I've read in a while so hopefully a start. Still waiting on MRI results. Can only hope the lack of response means nothing serious.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s great, well done 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂 Thanks for playing along.

Good luck for the results, I use the same outlook.
4mo
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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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Two days into #20in4 and its going okay. Not the best times but I'm reading which is a good start. Just a picture of the beautiful skies over Norfolk on Friday whilst i was reading.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Still doing well 😊 4mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thank you so much. 4mo
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