curious reads@curiousreads

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This week's entertainment has heavily featured things that spy's get up to in west/east Germany between the Cuban missile crisis and the fall of the Berlin Wall. TV has been #Deutchland83 which was superb and I'm gutted that 86 isn't on until next year. Cinema was #atomicblonde which was fantastic (@curiousmonthofmay tells me Charlize Theron does all of her own stunts, that lady is a machine I was aching just watching it!) And my #currentread is this beautiful #penguinmodernclassics copy of the looking glass war by #johnlecarre which I am thoroughly enjoying. Any suggestions for books/tv/movies in this same vein would be greatly appreciated.

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Rivers of London (PC Peter Grant) series by Ben Aaronovitch - When Magic meets the London Met. This might be one of my most favourite series of books and definitely one I'll be reading again. If you're looking for urban fantasy, crime thriller and some excellent one liners, this is definite the series for you. 🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛#riversoflondon #benaaronovitch #series #pcpetergrant #mustread #favouriteseries #coppersformagic #thefolly #urbanfantasy #maginmeetsthemet #dcithomasnightingale
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This one is a #freebiefriday.
When it comes to photography I must admit to falling prey to having "all of the gear, none of the idea". Over the years I've acquired numerous (mostly unused) cameras and spent hours casually falling behind the group when out walking, hoping to catch an artful shot of them wandering off into the distance. I'm also drawn to decorative bricks, random animals loitering about, or indeed those National Trust buildings that they don't know they need for the magazine yet (but clearly do). So in aid of tutoring myself to use something other than my phone (always a safe go-to) today I've picked up a camera magazine which boasts that it will show you how to become thay master of your camera craft. It comes with this little volume full of interviews with photographers, helpful tips and some interesting articles, and if nothing else, should make for an interesting morning read.
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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet & A Close and Common Orbit - Becky Chambers.

Considering this book is set completely in another space and time, it somehow manages to be an absolute comfort read. Especially poignant at the moment perhaps, what more could you ask for than a group of species diverse beings combating adversity by generally being lovely to one and other no matter what occurs.
The sequel delves a little deeper into the social consciousness and focuses on identity and understanding ones self through a wonderfully detailed sci-fi lens.
Both of these books succeed in raising questions that are undeniably prevalent through a story that is far beyond the scope of our little world. 🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛 #bookstagram #bookreview #books #reviewers #readordie #bookhaul #review #bookaholic #bookish #bookphotography #readersofinstagram #reviewersofinstagram #bookworm #curiouscaterpillars #instabooks #bibliophile #scifi #space #sciencefiction #beckychambers #smallangryplanet #geekreads #closeandcommonorbit #mustread #ifyoulikefirefly


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A good book and a log fire, what could be nicer? One from our weekend in a yurt between Brecon and Hay-on-wye in May.
Slade House by David Mitchell was a deliciously creepy read tracing unexplained disappearances and a house which doesn't exist...With passages so vivid and bizarre that one begins to question ones own sanity. 🐛🐛🐛🐛 #bookstagram #bookreview #books #reviewers #readordie #bookhaul #review #bookaholic #bookish #bookphotography #readersofinstagram #reviewersofinstagram #bookworm #curiouscaterpillars #instabooks #bibliophile#sladehouse


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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley - I've become a bit obsessed with this recently. I was originally drawn in by the artful cover but I stayed for the beautifully visual and intelligently written plot, and am now desperately in love with the characters and their relationships with each other. I'd definitely recommend this book to everyone (if only for the little clockwork octopus!) and give it a well deserved 🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛
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"Suspenseful, gripping and atmospheric" Looking forward to getting stuck into this one. I must admit that this wasn't one of those picked up from a quaint little bookshop where the gentle waft of old paper lures you on in the hopes stumbling upon some hidden gem. More, it was it was stashed on the shelves of a supermarket with a marked down sticker, but then I'm not all that fussy. 📷&✒: @r_h_pendlebury #bookstagram #books #readordie #bookhaul #bookaholic #bookish #bookphotography #readersofinstagram #bookworm #curiouscaterpillars #instabooks #bibliophile


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