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Marie H

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  • Birthday 05/27/1965

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    The Lark by E. Nesbit
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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. Your Book Activity - June 2022

    Giving up on E. Nesbit’s The Lark for the time being, as the characters & the style of the novel grates on my nerves! So started on Jacqueline Winspear’s An incomplete Revenge (#5 Maisie Dobbs series).
  2. Your Book Activity - June 2022

    Whispers Underground was a really good book, so I think you will love it. It’s the best of the series for me.
  3. Your Book Activity - June 2022

    Plodding through 26% of E. Nesbit’s The Lark. I do hope things get better
  4. What are you listening to?

    Slave to Love - Roxy Music
  5. Ningen shikkaku

    Hello NoLongerHuman, and welcome to the forum 🙂
  6. Too Hot To Cook

    Salad, salad, salad here too! But it’s limited with tomatoes & lettuce etc. Did enjoy cold pasta, deli pulled ham hock and a dressing of 0% strained Greek yogurt & red pesto. I’m on a diet (2 stone lost since March and 2 more stones to loose) plus I’m borderline type 2 diabetes, so it’s hello to the Mediterranean diet and 1,000 calories per day!
  7. What's the weather like?

    Yesterday maximum was 29°Celsius, and today maximum was 15°C!
  8. Literary Crushes

    Mr. Knightley in Emma
  9. Finished Ben Aaronovitch’s The October Man (Rivers of London #7.5) Not long now for Aaronovitch’s new book Among Our Weapons . Eleven days to go. Now starting Rhododendron Pie by Margery Sharp, the first of her novels. Seems good so far, as it’s very similar style to Elizabeth Jane Howard’s The Cazalet Chronicles.
  10. 71% read of Ben Aaronovitch’s The October Man (Rivers of London #7.5) and hopefully finish soon. Finished The Sad Ghost Club: Volume 1 by Lize Meddings, which I really enjoyed. In the doldrums with Hope for the Best (The Chronicles of St Mary's #10) by Jodi Taylor in Audible. Just can’t seem to get into this book atm
  11. What's the weather like?

    Glorious sunny weather in Shropshire today, though the easterly breeze was chilly in the morning. 18°C in the afternoon was lovely.
  12. Noddy was my first Enid Blyton books, but it was the St Clare’s series that I devoured!
  13. What are you listening to?

    Slip Slidin' Away - Paul Simon
  14. The Mingham Air by Elizabeth Fair Goodreads blurb Hester Clifford has come to Mingham to recover from pneumonia, at the invitation of her godmother, Cecily Hutton, an eccentric painter with a predilection for ruins. Hester determines to bring order to the Huttons’ easygoing lives, not to mention those of the villagers—including elderly Mrs. Hyde-Ridley, attempting to enforce her Edwardian standards of behaviour, Mrs. Merlin, the Rector’s wife, equally determined to share the joys of country dance with an unenthusiastic parish, and Thomas Seamark, a classic example of the wealthy, brooding widower. Amidst conflict, manipulation, matchmaking, and general hilarity, Hester clearly has her work cut out for her. I loved this novel, the last of Elizabeth Fair’s 6 novels, and they have all being enjoyable, with a lovely, gentle humour. None of them are earth shattering novels, but very nice, in a similar way as Barbara Pym, Angela Thirkell, D E Stevenson style. But more with a gentle humour, rather than more acid humour, than these other authors have been.
  15. Read 37% of The October Man (Rivers of London #7.5) so far.