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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. What's the weather like?

    Enjoyable warm and sunny spells today. Those the south east is being pummelled with thunder & rain - I noticed in the BBC news app that London is having flash flooding and The Environment Agency issued two warnings on Sunday, for areas near Beverley Brook in Worcester Park and West Barnes. Yo Bev, what are you doing this time? 😁 (for fans of Rivers of London) Though everyone else will blame Peter Grant for the flash floods! 😉
  2. New Books Out in 2021

    Looking forward to Richard Osman’s The Man Who Died Twice (The Thursday Murder Club Book 2) in September 🙂
  3. What Are You Watching Now? - 2021

    Indoor time, during the heatwave, so far watched The Golden Girls (the pilot episode) - Loved this before, and it very nostalgic now Lokl - 1st episode - Good, though I have never seen any of the Marvin series, so I haven’t a clue any other non human characters, and their party tricks. Moominvalley, Season 1 #1 - Lovely, lovely Moomins!
  4. Really enjoying The Cazalet Chronicles - especially as the characters are in the family’s holidays in the country. Thankfully, the cast of characters is noted in the beginning, as there’s a lots of characters!
  5. What's the weather like?

    Cooler today, only 23C after 30C yesterday! Thunderstorms are possibly in the south this evening. Unlikely to be reaching around Shropshire, though we need some more rain 🌧
  6. I’m enjoying The Cazalet Chronicles. Somehow I hadn’t read or seen TV of the Cazalets before, though I have bought Kindle books (on the cheap versions) over the years. It’s a pity I hadn’t read them more recently. I have Kindle or Audible 1, 3 & 4, so I’ll probably won’t bother no. 5 The Light Years is really delicious to read! I’ve been keeping quotes, as they are very sharp and witty. Especially this one quote “Nostalgia was comforting, but slippery as an old eiderdown”.
  7. Listening to Oscar de Muriel’s The Strings of Murder (Frey & McGray Series #1) Loving it! Reading The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles #1) by Elizabeth Jane Howard Also loving this one 🙂
  8. Your Book Activity - July 2021

    Started listening to Audible version of The Strings of Murder (Frey & McGray #1) by Oscar de Muriel.
  9. Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
  10. Lucky Number - Lene Lovich
  11. Finally finished reading Music in the Hills (Dering Family #2) by D E Stevenson. It’s been a slog - started this book in December 2020, and it was a pleasant, cozy plot about a couple farming in rural Scotland (first published in 1950). It’s just not as good as many of her novels; Mrs Tim of the Regiment series is far better. However, as this had been the 2nd of the trilogy, I will read the 3rd novel, just to find out what will happen of the family. Reading at the mo. is The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles #1) by Elizabeth Jane Howard. A similar family saga, beginning some years after the end of WW1.
  12. What's the weather like?

    Both Sat & Sun afternoons thunder, thankfully without the downpour, so the roses are still okay. I’m just waiting for a proper summer; haven’t seen much sunshine recently, and the temperatures are only in the low 20°Cs
  13. Wine

    A really good red wine discovered is Casillero Del Diablo, Spain Tempranillo. Lovely! Very fruity.
  14. Read-a-thons 2021

    Trying to finish D E Stevenson’s Music in the Hills - 95% read. Haven’t read much this weekend, but enjoyable when I have.
  15. Reading Cogheart by Peter Bunzl - moody, creepy characters galore. I love it!