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rachaich

rachaich

Joined September 2016

book nerd, middle aged cat lover and tortoise owner. Vegan.
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Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman
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Under A Pole Star by Stef Penney
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Intricately written and amazing to read.
However, I'm not sure if I totally got the concept... 😏🙄🤨

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A rather interesting blurb, though feel it'll be more complicated 😉😉😉.

Plus a sleepy cat 🐱🐱

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The Unpassing: A Novel | Chia-Chia Lin
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Mehso-so

Incredibly tough read, due to the awful lives the children are in. The lack of love and guidance was upsetting and I found it hard to see much positivity in the parents.

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The Unpassing: A Novel | Chia-Chia Lin
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Free library locally and this seems interesting.

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Crow Lake: A Novel | Mary Lawson
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Pickpick

This was a well told story, flitting back to fill in gaps. Whilst it was quite obvious what had occurred, it was told well.
I particularly liked the descriptions of the natural world, especially after watching Crawdads recently.

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Crow Lake: A Novel | Mary Lawson
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Having read her more recent novel I was keen to read another. And this was a 99p kindle offer!

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Pickpick

A pleasant read, of its time and author.
The descriptions of his mother and the relationship with his dad were interesting.
I could identify each of the brothers through his poryrayal, so spot on!

Tamra An eye catching cover - love it. 2w
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I haven't read this since I was 14!
It's a book club choice for October and I'm so pleased. Over the past 18 months I've read the other two in the trilogy and now have a perfect reason to go back to the beginning 😊😊😄😍

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Devotion | HANNAH. KENT
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Absolutely adored the first half, the lyrical prose, the gorgeous words used. It was interesting historically too as I wasn't aware Of the period and group of people persecuted.
I found the second half less appealing, I lost a bit of interest although the writing was still beautiful.

LapReader More beautiful than the Australian cover. 2w
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Devotion | HANNAH. KENT
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So extremely pleased to have found this at the library.
Both her previous books were superb...

😊😊😍😍

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Pickpick

Overall a good read.
Some parts felt too much for me, there was a lot of detail that became unnecessary.
I liked the relationship between the siblings very much, and also the servants.

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I'm looking forward to reading this as it ticks many boxes... set in early 20th century, based in Dorset and involves the natural coastal world.

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Lincoln Highway | Amor Towles
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Gosh, that was a thumping good read. He's amazing at creating a story and writing it in such a simple yet in depth fashion.
This did not disappoint!

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Lincoln Highway | Amor Towles
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Oooh, look at that chunkster of a book!
Picked this for Sep book club but figured I needed to start reading soon as!
I read both his others and think he's fantastic writer.

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Pickpick

Interesting... I found it hard at times as her sense of betrayal and lack of attachments is so intense.
I liked hearing her back story through her sleep.

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A new book to start 😊😊😍😍

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Chasm | Dorothea Tanning
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Mehso-so

Hmm. Not my sort of thing.
It was a bit creepy, not spooky but not much positivity or kindness and I didn't really get it.

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Chasm | Dorothea Tanning
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I've been given this by the chap I host a reading group with. I'm really uncertain about it! Ive read 60 pages and still not entirely sure I get any of it...

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Diary of a Nobody | George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
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Nice and witty in its entries, i liked his humour.
Very simple read. Appreciated account of social etiquette at the time.

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Diary of a Nobody | George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
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Interesting book choice for the library September meeting.

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Goodness, how to review...
Just full of beauty, thought and other worldliness. With plenty to contemplate.

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Well, no idea what to expect from this book, although I vaguely recall hearing some of it on radio 4 some time ago.

Bookwomble I thought it was amazing - hope you like it 😊 2mo
CBee Better to go in blind on this one - I loved it! Hope you do too! 2mo
shanaqui I find it magical -- hope you enjoy! 2mo
Palimpsest I love this book so much. 2mo
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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This is a hard one to rate.
I truly liked reading the story but found it quite triggering and desperately sad. I had to keep stopping to do anything other than think about it.

Itchyfeetreader Desperately sad is the perfect review for this book. You found the words I struggled to find 2mo
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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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Gosh this is so much more than I'd anticipated.

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Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
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My first Meg Mason book, chosen for a group and found in a charity shop!

charl08 Bargain, I loved this one. 2mo
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A speedy re read in time for group on Thursday!

Such a timeless classic and so current in its themes and concerns. I have no desire to watch any film or tv adaptations although I hear there are good versions...

mandarchy My son became obsessed with the Tripods when he was 7 (4 years ago). We listened to Jeff Wayne's musical version over and over, (prog rock and super cheez). I read a version of it that was redesigned for low level readers to him and he was unfazed by it. Scared me!. Sometimes he gets the theme song in his head and hums it. Only his mom knows what the H.E double hockey sticks noise he's making. 2mo
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Re reading this classic for book club.
It still resonates so much, the story as a whole and the way in which the narrator accounts the war.

Bookwomble I love old Pan Books. That cover's excellent 😊 2mo
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Bitter Orange | Claire Fuller
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Wow, did not anticipate half of that 😃😱😳.
What a fantastic book, and so unexpected to this reader!

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Bitter Orange | Claire Fuller
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Really absorbed in this! The hot weather is reflected in the story too. 🕶🌞🌞☀️

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Bitter Orange | Claire Fuller
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The only one by Fuller I've not read.
It's a good opening.

Karons1 Just finished ✔️ unsettled ground it blew me away !! 2mo
jlhammar That's the only Fuller I've not read as well! Must remedy that. Look forward to your review! 2mo
rachaich @Karons1 wasn't it good. 2mo
rachaich @jlhammar I'm on page 100 and thoroughly absorbed :) 2mo
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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Overall a very good tale, very historically interesting and I liked the female narrator.
I felt the final quarter wasn't as interesting but it was twisty! I wouldn't have been able to predict the final few occurrence at all.

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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After starting two other books, I've settled, happily, on this tale.

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Just finished this in the garden.
Ok... I loved the story up until the coincidence and craziness became a little too ridiculous! But I still liked it overall, msybe because I think Gale is such an interesting writer and thus I can suspend disbelief 😁😁

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Always appreciate his writing.

I seem to be in a phase of reading older books by authors I like. It's interesting to see how their style, or editing, has developed.

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My Lover's Lover | Maggie O'Farrell
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Really quite gripping at times, not the typical ex girlfriend scenario.
Very descriptive in writing and invoked a lot of tension and feeling.
I feel it's quite different to more recent ones I've read by O'Farrell

JillR I‘ve always loved Maggie O‘Farrell so I recently decided to reread her back catalogue starting with this one, and was disappointed that it fell a bit flat for me. Interested to see how I feel about her other early books when I get to them! 2mo
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My Lover's Lover | Maggie O'Farrell
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Bbq, gin and a new book 😋😊

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A sweet but not twee read.
Arthur sets out to find the origins of the charms on a bracelet and discovers a new lease of life. Some chapters felt a little contrived but the overall feeling was warm and heartfelt.

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So I started this earlier today,then went to a book club meeting to discuss Harold Fry and almost entwined the two tales 😱😫🙄.
I'm enjoying this one, I like the adventure he's going on.

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Mehso-so

Just finished in time for group tomorrow!
I've been slacking today as so much news to listen to about Boris's shenanigans and general rubbishness.
Anyway, I read more into it this time round but still not inspired to read more by her.

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I read this many years ago and remember the overall story but No great detail. I'm re reading for my new book club.

Sophronisba I remember liking this more than I expected to. 3mo
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Expectation | Anna Hope
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This was good 😊.
I thought it might be a bit light but it was deep enough to keep me interested and had enough relevance to my life to resonate.

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Expectation | Anna Hope
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My daughter picked this and I've borrowed it before she goes back!
Very readable and parts are quite relatable.

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Junebug | Alice Mead
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My books in June.
Surprise random pick was Lorrin Jones 😊.

My TBR pile grew yesterday after a charity shop visit...

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Price of Salt, or Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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What an interesting read. Her self realisation, the way in which we journey with her, and the relationship with Carol were so well described yet not in a telling manner.

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Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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I almost watched the film some time ago. Then my book club friend chose this...

Freespirit Her books always unsettle me..haven‘t read this one 3mo
rachaich @Freespirit yes, unsettled is the exact feeling! 3mo
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No One Is Talking about This | Patricia Lockwood
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This is the library book club choice for July.
The cover is so gentle, reminds me of the view from the plane.
I'm unsure what it's really about... ivecread a few pages and feel clueless!

MrsMalaprop Buckle yourself in! 😊 3mo
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Grandmothers | Salley Vickers
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A delight! Truly wonderful to read, bothbprose and tale. And it could have kept going.

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Grandmothers | Salley Vickers
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What a cover! And from a charity shop 😊😍.
I started reading this at lunchtime and am 100 pages in. Enjoying muchly! 🕶🌞🌝☀️

Tamra What a lovely cover too! Stacked 3mo
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Really interesting thought and story about what could have happened.
I.loked how it showed a normal and human side to soldiers and their war instructions.

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My neighbour lent me this after I lent her The Nightingale.
Four women discover their husbands have gone during an imagined WW2 rewrite.

Tamra My interest is piqued. 3mo
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