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About Hayley

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  • Birthday 04/25/1992

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    The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
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    Birmingham (UK)
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    Apart from reading, I like playing the guitar and writing sometimes :)

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  1. Read-a-thon 2019

    So this weekend has been, if possible, even more mad than I expected, but I happily took my book to bed last night and managed to finish the first short story in Help the Witch. I'll definitely be reading the next one later and, as it's much shorter, I'll either keep going or switch to Wilkie Collins. How's everyone else's reading going?
  2. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Yeah I read an extract of it earlier and it does sound interesting. Actually, all the books in that sale sound pretty good!
  3. I've been hoping someone else would read The Corset because I've been dying to talk about the ending! Great review by the way!
  4. Do you know what year it would have been, roughly, that you read it?
  5. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Sorry, I forgot to include a link again! It’s on their website here: https://www.orbitbooks.net/orbit19-ebook-sale-uk/ but it’s also just on the kindle store.
  6. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Orbit have their 2019 releases on sale for £1.99. I'm very tempted by The Ten Thousand Doors of January and The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep.
  7. Andrea's reading in 2019

    I have Frenchman's Creek on my shelf so I'm glad you liked it and it's good to hear that it's an easy read because I wasn't expecting that it would be at all!
  8. Christmas planning and chat

    I have four sisters, two nephews and a niece, so that pushes my number of presents to buy up quite a lot! I love the build-up too. I don't wrap things as I buy them, I like to make a pile and wrap them all in one night, with Christmas music on . Has anybody got any Christmassy ideas for a carafe? I basically bought it because it was on sale for £1 and looked pretty. I had vague ideas of filling it with something for a secret santa I'm taking part in, but I don't actually know what. I can't spend more than another £4 on the secret santa either... Aww that's really nice of you! The great thing about alcohol as a present is that nobody expects you to wrap it either
  9. I'm trying very hard to convince myself that I don't need to buy another book, because I have a serious backlog of books I need to read! I'm not very far into Tom Cox's Help the Witch, so I'll be finishing that. I've also got a Wilkie Collins story to read from a collection of two called Who Killed Zebedee? (named after the first short story), but then I'm planning to read some of Dickens' Christmas stories
  10. A Book blog, 2019 by Books do Furnish a Room

    I have Wakenhyrst on my kindle and I'm glad you said it draws on folklore and supernatural traditions because I love that sort of thing!
  11. Oooh I haven't heard anybody else mention the lioness story. I do think that would help. I did remember to send you the link to that article the publisher wrote didn't I? It really made me wish it had won the Booker prize, without even having read the book!
  12. Did you enjoy reading Ducks, Newbury Port all the way through? I've only ever read short examples of stream-of consciousness novels and I don't know whether I'd start to lose focus with such a long book in that style. Especially when it barely ever uses a full stop. I hope you enjoy your next book, whatever it is!
  13. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Indie crime publishers Fahrenheit Press have their ebooks on sale for 50p. It doesn't look like they're on sale when you click the book but the discount is applied when you add it to basket. I just got 'Killer Instincts', 'Noirville' (which is an anthology so I felt like that was a particularly good deal!) and 'The Eternity Fund' (because I got Liz Monument's other book 'Iterations' a while ago and I think this one is related, if not a direct sequel). http://www.fahrenheit-press.com/books.html
  14. I actually was quite sad to hear about Anthony Bourdain's suicide because I used to watch his programme (I think it was called 'No Reservations') with my dad. It was a really long time ago so I can't recommend it, but I liked to see all the different places he went to. It sounds like the book kind of highlights why he was struggling so much behind the scenes. It can't have been a good atmosphere for him or anyone who worked with him. I'm glad to see you got a 5/5 book, it's been a while! . Midnight in Chernobyl does sound good. There is something fascinating (in an awful, quite terrifying way) about the impact of nuclear incidents.