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Marie H

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  • Birthday 05/27/1965

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    Cogheart by Peter Bunzl
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    Shropshire, UK
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    Books,world music,art,chocolate,books,chocolate biscuits, more books, book related websites, some more chocolate...

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  1. Kindle and ebooks deals

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 42nd Anniversary Edition Kindle Edition by Douglas Adams is 99p today.
  2. Hi Neil I would recommend Staying On by Paul Scott. This is a post-colonial sequel to Scott’s epic series The Raj Quartet/The Jewel in the Crown. Tusker & Lucy Smalley stayed on in India, after Tuskerk’s retirement as Colonel in the British Army.
  3. Yikes, haven’t been in my blog since July! Reading mojo is quite good, mostly reading manga or hearing audiobooks. Starting Audible today are Ben Aaronovitch’s False Values (Rivers of London #8) and Richard Osman’s The Man Who Died Twice (The Thursday Murder Club #2).
  4. Read-a-thons 2021

    Me also, Hayley. Though the miserable weather forecast for Saturday means it will be great time to read, eat biscuits and hunker down with blankets in an armchair.
  5. I finished Oscar de Muriel’s The Strings of Murder Audible. Enjoyable story, but the narration was hard work, and just a little too theatrical. Thankfully, following series I have bought Kindle versions.
  6. October! What is your book activity?
  7. Kindle and ebooks deals

    Kindle daily deal today - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke for £1.49.
  8. What are you eating just now?

    Had Charlotte potatoes for lunch; home grown, more main-crop (so they were larger with a drier texture) and they were excellent 🙂 With cold beef and carrots.
  9. What's the weather like?

    At last, beautiful rain ☔. The humid heat and lack of breeze was unpleasant for me, but we hadn't had any rain for 3 weeks, so the steady rain now is welcome. And no thunderstorms yet.
  10. Waterstones Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

    Hurrah for Piranesi winning! I loved it, though it is an usual style of stream of consciousness, but I carried on, and it was excellent altogether. Recommend
  11. Your Book Activity - September 2021

    I'm trying to finish Strings of Murder, and it's so exciting!
  12. Your Book Activity - September 2021

    Ooh, I love Dean Street Press! Usually the genre I go for is woman living in the WW2, mostly in England. DSP has some really good authors.
  13. Your Book Activity - September 2021

    My reading mojo has improved, so I’ve read quite a lot during the week. Oscar de Muriel The Strings Of Murders 63% listened. New book to read is Kindle of Mauve: How one man inverted the colour that changes the world by Simon Garfield. The title is a bit too much high drama, but mauve was the first synthetic dyestuff. Very interesting.
  14. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    Having your own tomatoes is great, they are so much better flavour and sweetness. We have a greenhouse, so we just pick tomatoes when they are ripe. Previously we have picks some when they are still green, and keep them (remove the stalks, as they tend to go mouldy soon in the house) in a plastic container. They can still ripen, without sunshine, in a couple of weeks. Though it is ideally to keep them on the vine in plenty sun. Strangely, our tomatoes haven’t had that much sun in the last few weeks, but they are very sweet tasting - and I have no idea why!
  15. Your Book Activity - August 2021

    My reading mojo is very slow at the moment. Enjoying Elizabeth Jane Howard’s The Light Yeas (Cazelet Chronicles #1) and have just finished the first part. Having some difficult with the Audible version of Oscar de Muriel’s first of the Frey & McGray series, The Strings of Murder. The plot is great, but the narrator is rather too theatrical for me, so it’s hard work. So I’m glad that haven’t bought of the further Audible series, just the Kindle.