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ramblingsofareader

ramblingsofareader

Joined May 2016

so many books to read, so little time!📖 {Arthur Miller enthusiast}
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Drowning Instinct | Ilsa J. Bick
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Sace 😻 2y
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Book Lovers' London | Lesley Reader
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after this sign, it was never going to end well for my bookshelf... 📚📚📚

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Book Lovers' London | Lesley Reader
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5 bookshops and 24 books later... this is what happens when my dad and I take a trip to the secondhand bookshops in London, we can't be trusted!!

(note: if you're visiting London, Any Amount of Books on Charing Cross Road is THE place to go)

#bookhaul #aaob #secondhand #tbr

Jess7 This is a good photo for the #Augustlibrary17 challenge, Day 3: #Bookstack @beachbookworm7 🤗 2y
ramblingsofareader @Jess7 yay thank you! 2y
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City on Fire | Garth Risk Hallberg
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Book or doorstop? - Seriously it's over 900 pages long..!

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And Then We Ran | Katy Cannon
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I liked this a surprising amount, for a book aimed at the 12+ audience, perhaps because it came with polaroids, cut-out hearts and a cd..! I mean seriously, that's some effort for an arc (published April 2017). All in all, engaging plot line with an ending I didn't expect and a quick read. 4🌟s

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all 12 books from my #willoughbybookclub subscription which has come to an end this month, can't say I've read them all... yet!! but my favourite so far has definitely been Gavin Extence's 'The Universe Versus Alex Woods'. Well worth the read📚📦

#wbc #iheartwbc #bookmail

Reviewsbylola I loved Everything, Everything and Memoirs of a Geisha. 3y
ramblingsofareader @Reviewsbylola only received Memoirs of a Geisha this month, but it's been on my tbr forever, so can't wait to get stuck in! 3y
LeeRHarry I thought the Alex Woods book was good too, Burial Rites is excellent! 3y
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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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(double posting because how beautiful is this cover?! 😍)

#wbc #willoughbybookclub #iheartwbc #bookmail #bookworm

WordWaller Whaaaaaat I've never seen that cover 😍😍😍 3y
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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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ScorpioBookDreams Is Willoughby book club worth it? 3y
ramblingsofareader @ScorpioBookDreams I really like them & they're reasonably priced as well! I'm on the contemporary subscription so I get a really nice selection of books which are hand-picked based on my reading taste. I've liked everything I've had from them so far! 3y
ScorpioBookDreams I've been considering subscribing so it's good to hear that you're enjoying it! 3y
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We Are the Ants | Shaun David Hutchinson
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currently reading this📖 (although I've probably spent more time admiring the pretty cover than actually reading!!)

cewilf Loooooove that book! 3y
ramblingsofareader @cewilf just finished it, absolutely adored it!! 3y
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Snow | Marcus Sedgwick
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I absolutely adore Marcus Sedgwick so was super excited to randomly come across this in my local Waterstones yesterday!💙

ramblingsofareader @BookishMarginalia thanks! sounds awesome☺️ 3y
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Stiletto: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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Let the Christmas Day reading commence!🎄 side note: if you haven't read this series (the first one is The Rook) you're totally missing out..! My whole family loves it so much we bought it as a Christmas present for almost everyone!😂

Sue The Rook is sitting on my shelf as part of my 'January' pile. Have a great day! 3y
ramblingsofareader @Sue hope you enjoy it! I thoroughly recommend! Hope you enjoyed your Christmas too🎄 3y
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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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A copy of the 2015 reading challenge I put together for family and friends (the idea being if they don't attempt it they're not allowed back at the end of the year!). Currently putting one together for 2017 (but last minute, we're handing them out today) and would welcome any suggestions for categories..! #readingchallenge #2017

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latest delivery from the willoughby book club!📦 - looking forward to getting started on this one
#wbc #willoughbybookclub #bookworm #christmasreads #iheartwbc

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City on Fire | Garth Risk Hallberg
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about 80 pages in (out of just over 900!!!) but really enjoying this so far📖

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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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A little bit of J.D. Salinger to help me out of a reading slump🌟

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A Streetcar Named Desire | Tennessee Williams
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Happy National Read A Book Day Litsy!

I've read Tennessee Williams' 'A Streetcar Named Desire' today (just in time for English class on Thursday!)

#nationalreadabookday #nationalreadabookday2016
#readabookday

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Today's book haul! (I couldn't help myself, Waterstones had some great deals😁😁)
#bookhaul

Notafraidofwords Did you watch Nerve? I loved it! 3y
ramblingsofareader @Notafraidofwords haven't seen it yet but definitely will, the cast looks amazing! think I'm going to try and read the book first😁 3y
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Joining in with the #augustphotochallenge fun! This one has been on my TBR for a little while, and I'm really looking forward to getting it read.

"Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history. It's time to put the 'geo' back into geopolitics"

@TheSpinecrackersBookClub
#politicsandbooks #day11 #augustofpages

BookFreakOut As a graphic designer, that cover makes me *swoon!* 😍 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub This is absolutely beautiful. I would like to see the map of South Africa. 3y
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Far From You | Tess Sharpe
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how cute is this book mail?! so excited to get reading my first delivery from the willoughby book club!📚

#willoughbybookclub #wbc #bookworm #iheartwbc

MrBook Wow! That is great! Never heard of that book club before. 3y
LornaDH I used to use them. They are lovely, but they have sent me the 9th and 10th of different series. Did not compute. 3y
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Freedom: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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oh man I know a few people like that, enjoying this so far!

in other news, I feel like I may be the only person right now not reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (and I can't say I particularly want to read it!😁)

read.run.travel Haha I feel you, I'm not reading HP either 😬 3y
mauveandrosysky I'm not a Harry Potter fan, so I'm not reading it either! Oh, and I LOVE Franzen! 3y
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Freedom: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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about to start this monster of a book... 706 pages!!

MrBook You can do it! 😊👍🏻 3y
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This will be my first read for the 24 in 48 readathon... bring it on! I've decided to read in GMT +1 timezone, as I'm on holiday☀️ #24in48

JoeStalksBeck Just finished it. It's really good:) 3y
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airport reads✈️

Haweller This may be over sharing but I was startled when I looked closer at your profile picture. It looks a lot like my daughter and you share your first name and last initial. However, I am pretty sure she has read none of these books. 4y
ramblingsofareader @Haweller that's an incredible coincidence! 3y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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July book club here we goooo!

RealLifeReading Love your nail colour! 4y
MrBook Ditto what @RealLifeReading said. 4y
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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here's another on I'm currently reading (English Literature coursework is snowing me under a rather long TBR list!!)

SusanInTiburon I love that book so much. 4y
Gezemice Read it a couple months ago and loved it! Beautiful descriptions of love. 4y
BookishMarginalia The audiobook is lovely too 4y
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The Scarlet Letter: a romance | Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Another one I'm currently reading as an ebook👍🏼

CaitlinSiem Read this in high school. It was definitely one of the better classics we had to read. 4y
Trav I love this book -- a favourite classic of mine. Hope you enjoy it. 4y
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

Starting this - it has been on my TBR forever!

BookAndABrew One of my very favourites! I hope you enjoy it 🙂 4y
Crash Great quirky story. 4y
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Whisper to Me | Nick Lake
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Nick Lake is a genius. Every single book I've read by him has been incredible, and Whisper To Me is no exception. The book was simply amazing. The plot, format, characters... everything worked so well to create this complex and beautiful story. 5/5⭐️

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Whisper to Me | Nick Lake

"People are green with envy. Yellow with cowardice. I am red with you."

MrBook Love this quote! 4y
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Friday fun! My favourite book ending has to be The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald's ability to write sentences like this never ceases to amaze🌟

mauveandrosysky Agreed. One of my favorite endings ever. 4y
Victoriahoperose Love love love this ❤️ 4y
brendanmleonard I almost chose this. Glad someone did. 4y
bookloversnevergotobedalone One of my favs too 4y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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So, as I was leaving Foyles today I saw this (a signed, first edition of The Girls), and considering it's the Litsy Book Club July pick, it totally gave me an excuse to buy it!

Josie Awesome!!! 4y
litsybookclub Woot woot!! 4y
TeR Cool cover too 4y
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brendanmleonard I actually like this cover way better than the US one. 👍 4y
ramblingsofareader @brendanmleonard yeah same! although I did have to wait aaaages for it to come out in the UK😢 4y
brendanmleonard @ramblingsofareader it's actually out here on Tuesday! So you beat us! 4y
ramblingsofareader @brendanmleonard no way! I assumed it was out in the US first as I've seen a bunch of people on GR review it, but I guess they must have been advance copies/NetGalleys 4y
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Tender is the Night | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Currently: drinking peppermint tea & reading new purchases at the Foyles café ☺️

mauveandrosysky That cover 😍 4y
ramblingsofareader @mauveandrosysky I found it in my favourite second hand bookshop today! 4y
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Whisper to Me | Nick Lake
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Next read! (Totally nominating this for prettiest book cover ever😍)

MMFinck Agreed! 4y
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The Good Girl | Fiona Neill
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Plot was pretty good & made for interesting reading, but the writing style bugged me. Had the tendency to make a statement (eg. It was Aunt Rach who told me about mum & dad), and then write 12 pages of boring narration before finding out what Aunt Rach said. Made the book unnecessarily long. 2.5/5⭐️

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The Good Girl | Fiona Neill
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homemade milkshake + reading 📖

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The Good Girl | Fiona Neill
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Afternoon in the sun reading this☀️

brendanmleonard I want to read this. Beautiful backyard green! 4y
ramblingsofareader @brendanmleonard it's good so far! & thanks, I'm making the most of the warm weather here in England before it rains again😂 4y
brendanmleonard Haha we had an hour or two of nice weather here in NYC today and now we're under a thunderstorm warning 4y
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Ahhh!! This was so so excellent and I would literally recommend to anyone (plus if you read it this month then you can join in the Litsy Book Club discussion!). It's been a while since I've read a book that's been so unputdownable, a definite 5/5 ⭐️s!

brendanmleonard Don't read Armada. It is also unputdownable in a bad way 😂 4y
litsybookclub Yahoo! 4y
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100 pages to go and it's getting super intense!!!

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I'm loving this already!

ChasingOm Such a good book! 4y
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June book club, here we go!!

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Whilst reading this, I didn't really understand the point of it - but upon finishing it and reading the author's note, it is clear that this book, importantly, is about remembering those that were lost during the war and the suffering endured. A great book and a relatively quick read - 4/5⭐️s
#catsoflitsy

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About to settle down for the last 100 pages of this book!

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The Accident Season | Mora Fowley-Doyle
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I love this magical book with its lyrical style & gorgeous imagery! I was fortunate enough to find a proof copy of this (left) in my favourite second-hand book store. I went back a month later, they had the real copy (right) so naturally I had to have it! Photo includes a geeky handmade bookmark!

brendanmleonard Great cover! Love the bookmark! 4y
LA_Mead Ooh interesting looking cover! 4y
TirzahPrice I adored this book. 4y
ramblingsofareader @TirzahPrice same! Did you know she's announced her next book on Twitter, due to be published next year!! 4y
TirzahPrice Yessssssss! 4y
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There Will Be Lies | Nick Lake
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"But, you know, life goes on. The blank page is turned, and there is writing on the other side."

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One of my absolute favourites this year! Marcus Sedgwick just keeps getting better and better... fingers crossed for this (or Nick Lake's There Will Be Lies) to win Carnegie 2016!