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misslupescu

misslupescu

Joined June 2017

Give me a book to fight all my demons with
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I have been trying to read this since about half 8 this morning. I have only managed a page due to the world and family interrupting with things to do. I think everything is done for the moment. Here‘s hoping I can stay still and get a few more pages read!

#tryingtoread #itsmydayoff #saturdayreading #death #funerals #deathrituals #orderofthegooddeath

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Sorry I‘ve been quiet. I‘m not very good at multiple social media accounts.

Anywho, I‘m chilling out in bed with this one atm. Am about half way through. It‘s very interesting and is a good read so far. Some stories have been better than others.

What are your thoughts on it?

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What is are people reading this holiday season?
This is one of a couple #festivereads I am trying to read before Christmas.

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Raising Steam | Terry Pratchett
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I suck at social media. Well when it‘s more than two.
Anywho, quick book update:
Read 60 books this year so far. Currently reading this one.
Delved into the world audio books and loving it. The Help is my fave so far.
Err..... I have a new bookcase for my TBR as the boxes weren‘t working.

Christmas is expected to be full of books. I will try and remember to share with what I‘ve got. ^_^

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Reading about murder on a train, whilst on a train......

JazzFeathers I like this cover 😁 2y
misslupescu @JazzFeathers me too. 70s movie cover that doesn‘t look naff! ^_^ 2y
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Sour Tales for Sweethearts | Patricia Highsmith
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Can‘t be dealing with heavy books this eve, so decided these thin short stories will scratch the reading itch.
#theeyes #ghosts #patriciahighsmith #edithwharton

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Ubik | Philip K. Dick
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New book time.
This came as blind date with a book. So hey, lets hope it‘s a good book date

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A Rising Man | Abir Mukherjee
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If you‘re a fan of historical fiction, crime or both, this definitely worth a read!

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A Rising Man | Abir Mukherjee
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Having a slow morning with my book and a dark hot choc in my favourite coffee shop before starting work.
Rather like the pattern these tiles make.
Time for #artsy book photograph.

#coffeeshopreads #morning

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A Rising Man | Abir Mukherjee
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Slightly out of the norm when it comes to genres, but crime is something that interests me. Love crime TV so hoping I will love crime reads. This one is a murder one set in 1919 India. Written in the first person. Usually get on ok with that style, so we shall see. Anywho, on the train, better get reading. ^_^

#commutingbibliophile #trainreads

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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Ahhh do love a good TP read. Am very happy with this one. I was looking like a loon giggling to myself while reading this on the train earlier. ^_^

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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"Everything that exists, yearns to live. That's what the cycle of life is all about. That's the engine that drives the great biological pumps of evolution. Everything tries to inch its way up the tree, clawing or tentacling or sliming its way up the next niche until it gets to the very top - which, on the whole, never seems to have been worth all that effort."

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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I have so much more discworld to read!
I love TP. Mort and Eric are my favourites.
It's hard to keep track of what is what and when is when, so I now have a colour coded list. Woop.

#readinglist #terrypratchett #discworld

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I'm doing a read through in publishing order! Only on book 3... 2y
misslupescu @TobeyTheScavengerMonk awesome. when did you start? As you can see, I'm very much reading out of publishing order. 2y
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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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And with Eyre Affair, I am one book away from my goodreads target this year.
I have a couple on the go, so number 40 could be any book.

Anywho, eyre affair is an awesome read. It is my second run through, but it is as amusing and enjoyable as I remember. I just now have the full plot in my head again so I can carry on with the series.
I do highly recommend.

#goodreads #lovetoread #commutingbibliophile #illreadanywhere

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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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Guess who got caught the heaviest rain we've had in ages.....

And 'cause I am a carrier of two books, Terry Pratchett's Reaper Man got it too! 😭

This train needs to be quick so we can all dry off.

#soggybooks #waterandbooksdontmix #trainreads #commutingbibliophile #weather #rain #storm

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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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Good advice from the back of the book.

#food #trainreads #commutingbibliophile #toast #humour

MayJasper 😂 2y
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The Ruby in the Smoke | Philip Pullman
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Time for another new read for me.
I do like Pullman's work, so hoping this is as good as what else I've read! 😊

#newread #secondhandbook #prelovedbooks #philippullman #fiction

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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About half through.
Am a little unsure of the writing style, whether I like it or not, and a few times have had to reread a passage because of it, but it's not putting me off because the story it is telling is a good one. Am enjoying that.

#commutingbibliophile #trainreads #time #scifi #childrens

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Can't sleep. So reading in the dark. Yay for Kindle Paperwhite.

#harrypotter #nighttimereads #mildinsomnia #reading #kindle

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Another great read from the Myth Master. I enjoyed it very much. Great mix of humour and seriousness. And great reinterpretation of the old stories as always.

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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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Went to Hay-on-Wye for the first time today. If there was ever a place full of books that could overwhelm me, it's that one.
It lives up to its name "town of books" so well.

I wasn't looking for anything in particular which is probably where I fell down but I didn't come away empty handed though. I got these books&a pretty ace necklace.

It is a lovely town to wander around!

#books #independentbooksellers #jasperfforde #oscarwilde #chriscolfer

Msmithbooks Hey! I'm a book blogger and I'd love it if you would check out my blog and follow it if you like ☺️ https://bibliobakes.com 2y
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Bit o'bedtime reading. ^_^

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On the way to my holibobs. Have a dog on my lap and a book in my hand. Bliss!

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So thought I had more left of this book than I had. Nk-where near work and I'm finished. What am I going to do on the way home!

Anywho, yet another lovely companion book from the Myth Master. These are great way of getting all the snippets that don't fit in the series' main narrative but are worth knowing!

Thank you Rick!

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Finished Northern Lights. So taking a break from the series with finishing this one. I am rather enjoying it. ^_^

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Not far from the end of Northern Lights. It's as good as I remember.
Subtle Knife shall become one of my holiday reads as of Friday, cause I'm off to Wales for two weeks. Yaaaay.
3 more days of work!

#rollonfriday #commutingbibliophile #trainreads #holidayreading

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Hands up if most of your reading happens when you are travelling!

#train #bus #plane #tram #car #passenger #trainreads #commutingbibliophile #travels #fromatob

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Finally remembering bits of this book. Not read it since school (and that is a good 15/20 years ago) but do remember enjoying it. Never got onto book 2&3. So those will be a new thing when I finally get there.
But time to carry on with NL

#commutingbibliophile #trainreads

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Making use of the ribbon for this one. Such a pretty book.
And the story inside is pretty ace too. ^_^

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Fantastically written piece of children's fiction. A joy to read

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Good morning.
Still loving this book.
Spending time in my fave coffee shop reading before work. ^_^

#morningreads #tea #cuppa

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So paperchase do "book bags". Super cute and a good size for the books I tend to carry with me on my travels
Thought might try and see if i can keep my book(s) in this while they're in my backpack so not to trash them so much.

It was also an excuse to buy a new bag

#commutingbibliophile #trainreads #bagaddict

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On the train again, and this time am reading book two in this delightful series.
#commutingbibliophile #trainreads

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And time for a new book. Hopefully a lighter read.

#commutingbibliophile #trainreads

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Hard work and flows weird.
But the odd chapter that was written well, were enjoyable.
I don't think I'll ever re-read this book but I think I do want to continue with the series.

#stephenking #thedarktower #commutingbibliophile #trainreads

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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When I have trouble with a book, I run a bath and put on music and that usually helps get me focused and a good chunk read.

What do you do when you have a book you really want to get through in its entirety but are struggling with?

#bathreads #readingtricks #onetobattlethrough

Ke633 Find a comfy spot, turn on classical music and rainymood, and turn my phone off. ☺️☺️ I can't read in the bath.. I've lost too many good books that way. 😂😂 2y
misslupescu @ke633 need to try out rainymood. I've got a good thing where if I feel my arms going, I change position a bit to support them. I can't lie for too long but just being in water chills me out and focuses me. 2y
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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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So, can't say much more atm the book, so lets chat about something else... bookmarks!

This is one of my many bookmarks. I love a bit of Monty Python. I also have a Terry Pratchett one made by the same guy.

So as I guess all of you all have large collections, do you have a large collection of bookmarks too? Or if not, what do you use to keep your place when you put your book down?

#bookmarks #bibliophiles

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Still finding this confusing. But I'm determined to finish it!

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Inkspell | Cornelia Funke
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Love when a fantasy book has a map in of the its world/land.
Anyone else?

#maps #somewhereelse #inkspell #cornellafunke #commutingbibliophile #trainreads

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I know it's always Kindle vs Physical book, but I love both.
Reason 1 for the kindle is the built in light! Means I can read it whenever/wherever and don't need to search for a light source.

Currently got ol'faithful harry potter on the go. (Another reason.... complete book series on the move!)

But anywho, time to read.

#kindle #paperwhite #harrypotter #readinginthedark

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Good Morning!
I did finally fall asleep, but I fidgeted A LOT so I feel oh so tired.
Just been to gym. Wasn't a great one.
Am off to play tennis later.
But till then, I'm going to drink tea and read.

#morning #tea #cuppa #narnia #cslewis
#aliceinwonderland

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Supposed to be sleeping but I feel rubbish.
Just had a bath. Now listening to a super chill playlist and reading some Narnia.
I've only ever read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, so it's nice to start from the very beginning.

But anywho, time to chill and read and maybe sleep at some point.

#nightreads #cantsleep #busybrain #onalow

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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TimeRiders | Alex Scarrow
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And done.
This is the second time I've read this book and it's just as good this time round.
Not read any more in the series, but this time round I intend to read more. Apparently, next time it's dinosaurs!

But anywho, this one is done. Better get back on with Gunslinger.

#anotherbookread #timeriders #timetravel #scifi

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TimeRiders | Alex Scarrow
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Not everything can be programmed

#alexscarrow #timetravel #AI #trainreads

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TimeRiders | Alex Scarrow
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Good morning! How is everyone this lovely Saturday?! I'm on my way to work. We'll be short staffed today and it's carnival day so potential for deadly busy.
Wish I could stay home with my books! (And art supplies, have got a major arty craving)

#commutingbibliophile #trainreads #morningreads #canIescape?

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TimeRiders | Alex Scarrow
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Good morning. How are we all?
Still haven't brought myself back to Gunslinger, so Time Riders it is! Think I'm not awake enough for it. Will give it another go on my way home this evening.

Are there/has there been any books that you guys find you need to be fully awake for? Or is there a time of day you read a particular style?

#commutingbibliophile #trainreads #fantasy #timetravel #morningreads

Utopiyll Anything with heavy descriptive language I have to be fully awake for, and in a certain mood, like Lotr or Game of Thrones, anything like that! 😂 If I can't I will usually revert to a YA fantasy that isn't going to overwhelm my memory!!! 2y
misslupescu @Utopiyll Yea, even if I've read it before, need to be awake for it! YA does tend to be easier on the ol'brain. Glad I'm not the only one who has reads for various levels of consciousness. ^_^ 2y
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TimeRiders | Alex Scarrow
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As gunslinger is confusing and annoying me. I've decided to have a second book with me on my travels so I can have a break. So it is a re-read of Time Riders that is the choice atm.

Also... I've had a long day. And I'm grumpy so marshmallow is always a happy food!

#commutingbibliophile #trainreada #food #timetravel

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Okay..... this book is confusing the hell out me. But it feels like it's written to be confusing, so I am persevering. And because of it, I can't work out if I'm enjoying it or not....
Anyone else feel/had the same feels towards this?
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#thegunslinger #thedarktower #stephenking #commutingbibliophile #trainreads

Miekecantstopreading Yes, definetely yes! I've read it last year and I still don't know what to think of it. 2y
misslupescu @Miekecantstopreading glad it's not just me. ^_^ it supposed to be a not so great start to which is a great series, so I want to get through. 2y
Miekecantstopreading So i've heard. I have the rest of the series at home, but I just need to find the courage to start. 2y
misslupescu @Miekecantstopreading you will find it. Sometimes you have to jump in feet first. When you do, let us know how you get on. :) 2y
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