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wtimblin

Joined June 2018

Coffee and books? Sold! @wtimblin on Goodreads
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Predator: Hunters | Chris Warner
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My nephew is obsessed with the Predator franchise. Thought I'd make him a nice notebook for his birthday. Suffice to say he was most chuffed

Gezemice Wow, beautiful work! 5mo
wtimblin @Gezemice thank you kindly 5mo
Tex2Flo That is one sharp stencil!! 5mo
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wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! 5mo
julesG Gorgeous! 5mo
JSW Chuffed is good, right? Because that‘s awesome!! 5mo
wtimblin @Tex2Flo I cheated and used iron-on vinyl in the end, the linen fabric I used didn't take fabric paints very well 5mo
wtimblin @JSW chuffed is very good! Lol 5mo
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From the Wreck | Jane Rawson
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A lovely, charming, strange and wonderful sci-fi novel. Tells the story of the survivor of a shipwreck off the coast of Australia, and how he survived for 8 days partly due to the presence and protection offered by someone (or something) which bound him to life. Which then follows, or haunts, his life thereafter. The story is ultimately about the struggle to survive, and how we cling to life, and how no one can survive on their own

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The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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'What if the Dark Lord actually won?'. A brilliant start to this series. Never read Brandon Sanderson before, but definitely going to delve into his vast back catalogue after this gem!

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Snakes Alive | Penny Clarke
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My son asked for a snake-themed book. Another happy customer me thinks

mreads Gorgeous 😍 6mo
Nute Absolutely cool! 2w
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The Rainbow Book | Kate Ohrt
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Built myself a book press so I can make notebooks at home now. My 6-year old daughter put in the first order - a rainbow notebook. She will have a lovely surprise in the morning when she wakes up!

bewareofwords 😱 How cool! 6mo
Stacy_31 How cool! You are so talented! 6mo
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EH2018 So neat!! 6mo
Nute That is very neat, because you can customize to specific demands. Looks like you have abundant skills! 2w
wtimblin @Nute thank you. Yeah, I just pick something I know someone likes and run with it. Very therapeutic too 7d
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A thoroughly enjoyable and informative book about the Chernobyl disaster in the mid-80s. Shocking how foreign governments, not just the Soviets, tried to silence the growing body of evidence of health problems associated with long-term, low-level radiation exposure. All to deflect attention away from the adverse health impact of decades of nuclear bomb testing. An important read

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First time I've read Lovecraft. Bloody loved it. Very creepy, and I love the idea of the Old Ones wanting to return to earth from the cosmological abyss to wreck havoc and horror

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Minding my own business, reading my book in the sunshine on the terrace at Liverpool Library and all of a sudden, out of nowhere, hail! Thanks British weather, again...

rretzler Beautiful place! 7mo
squirrelbrain We‘d be bored if we lived somewhere where the weather was the same every day....maybe! 🤣 7mo
wtimblin @squirrelbrain fair one. The clouds did look amazing though, very atmospheric 7mo
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Really enjoying the start of this series. Quirky and weird and creepy but so lovely too.

Tex2Flo Quirky and creepy and weird is My Jam! 8mo
wtimblin @Tex2Flo ha, me too! 8mo
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Relics | Tim Lebbon
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Another great novel by Lebbon. The basic plot is that there is a secret trade in relics going on in the unseen world that thrives beneath London. Artefacts from a time long gone, priceless objects that come from mythical beasts. But are these really relics of eons ago, or more fresh....

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Set to be a lovely and sunny Easter weekend in Manchester. Bit of gardening, BBQ and lots of reading and tea!

Geeklet I really enjoyed that book. The author has a fun style of writing. Also, dinosaurs go great with bbq! 8mo
Weaponxgirl I loved this book! A child I worked with was not happy when I told him some dinosaurs had feathers in a conversation we had. He just shouted no at me until I took it back 😆 8mo
wtimblin @Weaponxgirl my 9-year old son was the same. He refused to believe that T-Rex may have had feathers, and stuck his fingers in his ears and walked off when I tried to explain! 8mo
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Weaponxgirl @wtimblin 😂 that‘s some great imagery right there. I love that look kids get when they are just thinking adults are talking rubbish again and I‘m not gonna pay any attention To it at all. I will admit being a child of Jurassic park era that at first I was slightly disappointed by the idea but now knowing that the feathered monster hunted in packs I am fully on board with just how terrifying it is. 8mo
wtimblin @Weaponxgirl I totally agree. I think I geathers make it even more horrifying! 8mo
wtimblin Feathers as well! 8mo
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Very funny introduction by Warren Ellis to the second volume. Made me chuckle

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Another great story from this author. Bit more of a slow-burn creepy one in comparison to Head Full of Ghosts and Cabin in the Woods. But equally chilling. 5 stars

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Had another great bookbinding instructional week. Awesome instructor (Lori Sauer - check her out on facebook). Keen to start developing some designs and handing out personalised gifts to friends and family soon!

wanderinglynn I would love to learn bookbinding. 👍🏻 very cool! 8mo
wtimblin @wanderinglynn it's so cool. I'm very lucky being able to do these courses 8mo
CrowCAH Those are beautiful! 8mo
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wtimblin @CrowCAH thank you. Not bad for a second attempt. Shows how good the instructor is 8mo
Nute That is the coolest? I‘ve never thought about bookbinding as a hobby. 2w
wtimblin @Nute you should give it a try. Find a local course and let loose! 7d
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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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What a wacky, off the wall book. Loved it! Hard to describe it really, as 'science-fantasy' doesn't seem to fully encapsulate it. I recommend wholeheartedly, had a really great time reading this today

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Green Lantern: Emerald Allies | Chuck Dixon, Ron Marz, Rodolfo Damaggio, Pelletier
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Sweeeeeeeeet!!!!

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Was a strange and surreal book. Subtle yet beautiful artwork. Obviously as a beardy-weirdy myself I was drawn to this like a moth to a flame....or like soup to a beard...

rretzler 😝...like soup to a beard 😝 8mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 8mo
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Been holding off on this for a while. I'm staying in a huge spooky-looking mansion for the week on a course in the Wiltshire countryside (Tedworth House), so thought now would be the perfect time to start this series. And now to sleep with the lights on!

rretzler Lucky you! That mansion looks amazing and so atmospheric! 8mo
MicheleinPhilly Is that a current photo??? Those clouds look ominous! 8mo
wtimblin @MicheleinPhilly not taken by me, but the weather today suddenly became very foreboding this afternoon! 8mo
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I knew I was going to love this book based on recommendations from people who know me. Wasn‘t disappointed. I spend a lot of my professional life explaining some of these concepts when I deliver CBT, so some of it wasn‘t new. But I learned loads of new critical analysis techniques, and totally changed my perspective about the current ‘state‘ of the world. Would definitely recommend

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Happy Friday | Blue Ridge Art
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Happy Friday everyone! Got my graphic novel reading for the weekend lined up.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Loooooooove Locke & Key! 8mo
wtimblin @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I've heard such good things about it. And I love Hill's novels so thought I'd give it a punt 8mo
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Library hold just came in. Score!

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Aliens Omnibus | Ian Edginton, Chuck Dixon, Mark Schultz
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Really enjoyed these volumes. Some mediocre stories but on the whole a very entertaining series

BooksAndYarn My son loves the aliens movies and has just finished the jurassic park books and is nearly finished his current read (prey). He's 15, wondering if you'd recommend these for him? 8mo
wtimblin @BooksAndYarn I would actually. They are not too gory, and no swearing, so quite kind friendly. I would have absolutely loved these when I was 15 so I say go for it. And if you're in the UK you can read them all for free on the Comics Plus app just by using your library card number. Might be the same in the states too but yeah, saves a load of money! 8mo
BooksAndYarn @wtimblin I'm actually in Canada. I may still have a look for these though. My son is autistic and has laser focus when it comes to his interests. He likes reading, but can't really find a whole lot that he likes (that aren't encyclopedia/fact based books) which makes my search limited and difficult, so thanks for the help 8mo
wtimblin @BooksAndYarn no worries. Good luck in your search! 8mo
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Golden State | Ben Winters
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A strange dystopian society where 'truth ' is valued above all else, and lies are punished severely. Policed by agents of the Speculative Service, whose job is to maintain the 'established truth' using their weird 'lie detector' psychic abilities, this book paints a disturbing look at the nature of reality and what is actually true. Very interesting and enjoyable. I also loved his Last Policeman series

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Sort-of, not quite, but kinda-is book related. Just completed another bookbinding tutorial week. Great fun

Crazeedi Awesome ! That would be great to know! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's very cool! 8mo
Swe_Eva That looks fantastic! (edited) 8mo
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Winter World | A. G. Riddle
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Really digging this author right now. This is the first of a duology (next one out in Jun I believe). The story is simple: the world is freezing, a new ice age is descending rapidly; humanity forced to relocate; scientists trying to figure out what is causing it; strange anomaly discovered close to the sun; what the fudge?! Loved every minute of this story, great sci-fi fare

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Have always held an interest in this case since the early 2000's when I worked for the MOD, and was shocked at how this poor guy was treated at the time. Apart from highlighting several interesting inconsistencies in how this case was investigated, didn't really persuade me that this was a huge conspiracy. I felt a lot of the inconsistencies the author detailed were just due to human errors in attribution/memory, and poor bureaucracy

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The City of Mirrors | Justin Cronin
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Just finished this trilogy and am glad to report it has a very satisfying ending. I haven't heard anything about this author writing anything else so far, but would be all over that if anyone knows of anything else he has done? Planning to do?

BibliOphelia I follow him on Twitter. Think he‘s planning another fairly big book (not Passage trilogy big tho 😂), and he has said we may one day find out what happened to Michael. 9mo
wtimblin @BibliOphelia Sweet!!!! 9mo
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Omnibus, Volume 1 | Mark Verheiden
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Wow, what a 'monster' of a volume...(see what I did there). I liked the expansion of the story/world from the second movie, moved in some really interesting directions. Volume 2 locked and loaded. Fingers crossed for rain this weekend, then I have an excuse to stay in and read/drink coffee and not have to sort the garden out

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I've had these on my shelf for too long now, so thought I'd give them a try. Just finished The Passage and loved it. Cannot wait to get stuck into the next two.

Geeklet It‘s a pretty enjoyable series. I thought it got a lot stronger with the last two books. Enjoy! 9mo
wtimblin @Geeklet sweet! Even more excited now 9mo
TrishB Loved this series 👍🏻 9mo
wtimblin @TrishB if it continues as it started off, I think this may be my new favourite trilogy 9mo
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Departure | A. G. Riddle
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A tragic plane crash occurs over England, the survivors quickly realise the world they have crashed into is very different from the one they left. Five passengers seem to hold clues about what is going on, and as the truth is pieced together, they realise they have the power to change the past and future, and save our world. Or end it! Five stars, great story ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

JanuarieTimewalker13 Reading this one now! Only on p64, so far so good. 8mo
wtimblin @JanuarieTimewalker13 cool! It gets a bit weirder, then it gets better again. It's all good! 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ok, good!! I like weird!! Thank you🖖🏽 8mo
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Firefly - Big Damn Hero | Nancy Holder, James Lovegrove
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A fantastically enjoyable story set in one of my most beloved worlds! Can't wait for the next few novels in the series

TieDyeDude I've heard mixed reviews. I'm glad you liked it 9mo
wtimblin I thought it was great. Managed to capture the atmosphere of the show well 9mo
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Zero | Marc Elsberg
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Fast-paced, adrenaline fuelled romp through big data, the surveillance state and the dangers of our connected and online lives. A simple story arc, but still quite worrying in how real this is/could be in the near future. Don't forget to place your mobile phone battery in the fridge while reading this so 'they' can't track you...

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Paradox Bound | Peter Clines
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Another great story from this author. Twisty, suspenseful time travel story about the American Dream. Loved the audio version. Highly recommend

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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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I was told before I tried this that it was a bit confusing. And to be honest, it was mega confusing in parts. But such compelling reading. Cannot wait for the next in the trilogy. Mathematical sci-fi, who'd have thunk it!

suzisteffen @wtimblin There‘s one (maybe two?) Yoon Ha Lee short story online that does a great job of explaining calendrical rot better than the first book in the trilogy. That said, I ADORE these books. Hope you like the next two! 10mo
wtimblin @suzisteffen thanks for the heads up. And I have the other two from the library so gonna plough through them this weekend 10mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Well, after reading this book I wanted to punch every man in the face (starting with myself!). A great 'what if?' story that is so fitting in our current climate. Disturbing premise that makes you think 'Well that would just never happen'... but then it does actually sound very plausible. Women robbed of their rights, limited to 100 words a day and subjugated. Man reins supreme, and the woman's place is the kitchen and in the bedroom. Terrifying!

Weaponxgirl Jokes on them I know some sign language 😉😉 10mo
Alfoster @Weaponxgirl Unfortunately the author thought of that too! There are cameras that watch you continually! It‘s creepy for sure!😳 10mo
Weaponxgirl Damn! Well I‘m dead then. I‘ll go out swearing my heart out I guess 10mo
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RadicalReader @wtimblin reminds me of the book version but flipped of the iconic comedy movie A Thousand Words starring Eddie Murphy 10mo
BookwormM That‘s what I liked about this how plausible it all felt 10mo
MizDoniaBuding terrifying indeed (edited) 8mo
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Love everything Disney, I'm a big kid at heart. Love sharing these things with my kids too. Just about to embark on our fifth Disney trip to Paris next month and thought I would learn a little about the big man himself. Really enjoyed this book, kept me interested the whole way through. You would think a very detailed description of the development of a company and brand would be boring but it really isn't.

laur89 Added to my TBR! I‘m also a huge Disney fan, and I really enjoyed 11mo
wtimblin @laur89 I‘ve not heard of that one, will have to check it out 11mo
laur89 It‘s a whole book about Marty‘s career with Disney- it talks a lot about all the Disney parks/projects and what it‘s like to be an Imagineer 😊 11mo
wtimblin @laur89 sold! 11mo
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Lots to say about this book, but I'm not very good at expressing myself. If you have any interest in how major events over the 8 year's of the Obama presidency have been shaped by decades of world history, and how these events will go on to further shape the world to come, you need to read this book. Very informative and well written.

Weaponxgirl Sold, I think this is on Obama‘s reading list too. 11mo
wtimblin @Weaponxgirl I saw that, yeah. And if it's good enough for him... 11mo
Weaponxgirl @wtimblin that‘s been my thoughts exactly whenever he releases a reading list. Plus a sense of pride if I‘ve actually read something 11mo
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Quite possibly the best epigraph I‘ve seen. Boom Boom!

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I'm not normally a short story person, but after loving the broken earth trilogy from this author, had to give it a try. And boy was I not disappointed! I can't decide which was my favourite story, they were all 5 stars. I'm sure this book has spoiled me for other short story collections, but has made me want to try others regardless

Cinfhen Great review!! 11mo
wtimblin @Cinfhen thanks! 11mo
hermyknee What a fantastic review! I‘m really looking forward to reading this collection with @TheNextBook in February for #readBlackwomen & #keepingitshort 💛🧡💛 11mo
wtimblin @hermyknee thanks. I'm so jealous you get to read it for the first time! It is an awesome book. Hope you enjoy 11mo
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What an intriguing and weird graphic novel. Liking where the story is (I think) going. Similar art work to Mind MGMT, very trippy too

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30 Days of Night | Steve Niles
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Super creepy but great story. I‘m looking forward to following this series through

AuthorJensenReed Loooove 11mo
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Saucer Country | Paul Cornell
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What a strange series. Loved it! Weaves in the various UFO stories of lore with historical ‘fact‘, as well as a blurring of the theories that UFO‘s are ‘nuts and bolts‘ phenomena vs more mystical, transcendental ‘John Keel‘ type occurrences. A nice graphic novel to start the new year on.

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If you like the weirdness and general batshit storylines from Welcome to the Night Vale, then you will probably dig this book by the creator of said craziness. Keisha's wife goes missing, presumed dead, and so Keisha travels the highways of America as a trucker, searching for answers, coming up against monsters, crimes, government conspiracies, haunted service stations and an age old darkness...

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Infidel | Pornsak Pichetshote
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A short but powerful graphic novel. Creepy as hell too!

vivastory I loved this one 11mo
wtimblin @vivastory me too dude. Will be thinking about this one for a while me thinks 11mo
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Saga Volume 9 | Brian K Vaughan
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Totes amazeballs. What a way to finish (for now)

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Lovely, heartwarming little book. 12 short stories, 12 Christmas recipes, and a dash of magic. Perfect

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Unfortunately DNF this book. Went in with good intentions, but found it quite boring if I'm honest. Some good ideas for improving our powers of selective attention, but ultimately was a series of quotes and passages from various Sherlock Holmes stories, analysed in a bland way. Shame, have been meaning to read this for a while and thought it would be juicy and thought provoking - only managed half of the book, now need to move on

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Thoroughly enjoyed this. Interesting time-travel story, with super artwork. Would highly recommend

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The Anomaly | Michael Rutger
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book so I did. Team of intrepid ‘mystery hunters‘ attempt to rediscover a historic cave of doom in the Grand Canyon for their cable TV series called ‘The Anomaly Files‘. What will they find? Hidden treasure, evidence of lost civilisations, the ark of the covenant, monsters?!?!? It‘s monsters....or is it...

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A Lovely Way to Burn | Louise Welsh
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Murder mystery set in London, against the larger backdrop of a worldwide pandemic called ‘the sweats‘. Great start to a trilogy (Plague Times Trilogy)

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