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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. Kindle and ebooks deals

    The whole First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie is 99p on kindle today (all three books together for 99p).
  2. Ha! I love this. This sounds like a reality TV show Five Children and Nit by E. Nesbit
  3. Charles Dickens

    I've actually never read The Pickwick Papers all the way through, I've only ever read some of the parts separately (you probably already know but the Pickwick Papers were originally published as connected stories in monthly parts). I really need to read it properly! If someone asked me which novel they should read first I'd probably say Hard Times or Oliver Twist, just because I remember those as being the easiest and quickest to read, out of the ones I've read, but I don't think you can go wrong with any starting point really.
  4. Adding Good Morning, Midnight to my to-read list!
  5. Thanks, I was going to try to find this. I will still give it a try, hopefully I fall into the category of people who love it!
  6. What an unlucky run of books! I hope your next one is better. What was the first Matt Haig book you read? I have The Humans on my 'to be read' list. I'm (still, from April) reading Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. I'd put it down for a while because I didn't feel like reading but I found it surprisingly easy to pick back up. For such a detailed novel the story is very easy to follow. I still have a few final chapters of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters to go too.
  7. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield is 99p on kindle today. I can't recommend it enough, one of the best books I read last year!
  8. Kindle and ebooks deals

    The first five Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher are 99p on kindle 'for a limited time'.
  9. Hi, I'm sorry I can't help but my copy isn't Penguin. I assume this is for school/university and I know it's particularly stressful at the moment, trying to find sources when all the libraries etc. are closed. Is there no way you can find what you need in a different edition?
  10. Raven's Reads

    Adding to my 'to read' list!
  11. That sounds like an amazing job! What book was that?
  12. Read-a-thon 2020

    Oooh I nearly forgot! I haven’t picked Wyrd Sisters back up for a while so I think I’ll try to finish that this weekend . Happy reading everyone!
  13. Andrea in 2020

    Happy reading Andrea! I'm glad you found a new job so quickly and that they're dealing with working from home well! What a start to 2020 for you! I've looked at Slade House before and thought it sounded really good, but potentially quite weird? I look forward to seeing your review of that one, it might help me decide if I want to buy it .
  14. Hello, this is Fran. I just joined!

    Hi Fran, welcome to the forum! I love Terry Pratchett too, the Discworld books are the ones I always turn to when things are stressful. I also have The Wind in the Willows on my shelf, I hope you enjoy it!
  15. I'm sorry you lost your original post, that's so annoying! I thought your new post was perfectly eloquent though Since you're staying in the same city maybe you could ask your parents if you could store a few boxes of things like books and dvds in the attic of the bakery still? Then if you've been in your new house for a while without needing those things you might feel more comfortable about getting rid of them (but if you decide you do want some of those things to hand in your new house, you can find a place for them when most of your things are already in and it's a bit less stressful). My moving experience was very different to yours, because I moved to a little one bed apartment that was mainly furnished already. The biggest things I had to take were kitchen appliances. Because I didn't need a van though I just took absolute essentials at first, leaving most of my things at my family home, and then every time I visited my family I took a little bit more back with me. Two years later I moved back to my family home (for a good reason, I got into a really lovely university in my home city to do my masters degree) and that was actually harder than the original move! My one practical piece of advice would be to mix your books with lighter things in the boxes. So, for example, take a box that is half books and half pillows. Because a whole box of books is ridiculously heavy, but you don't want to waste box space either .