Rai. 24. Ireland.@raireads

📖 CR: Misery (reread)
📚 2018: 42 / 70
📚 2017: 73 / 70
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There's something wrong with me: I have about 100 unread books on my shelf and yet I just want to reread everything. I was thinking about my July tbr today and had to force myself to put unread books on it. 🙈 The Tommyknockers is a big one that I want to reread; it was my first ever King and I haven't read it in 14 / 15 years so I think a reread is well overdue at this point!
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I'm back to work tomorrow after a blissful week off; I still have that post holiday funk (& my period is not helping) but I'm trying to stay positive and look forward to going into the office instead of dreading it? Ask me how I feel about it at half 5 in the morning. 😂
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Hope everyone had a great weekend.
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• day 24 of #grimdragon - I'm not saying it was aliens...but it was aliens!
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Look at me using new props and failing horribly! I'm not used to using props and I think you can tell. 😂 Barry is a big lover of gifting me books and I am not going to complain. Lately it's been a lot of Stephen King I don't have but every so often he picks me up books I've never even heard of, like this one. I think it's a YA about vampires but don't quote me on that! Has anyone heard of this, or read it?
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My Saturday has been quite nice; we finally sorted out the front garden this morning as the grass had reached knee height. 🙈 Since then I've just relaxed and read all day - I'm about 250 pages into The Fellowship of the Ring, and good god did I forget how much I love this universe. 😭
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• day 23 of #grimdragon - a book you were gifted.
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Where is the next book Gillian? I need the next book. Why haven't you written it yet? 😭 I love Gillian Flynn's horrible characters and twisty plots and I can't wait for her to release her next one. In the meantime I suppose I'll have to placate myself by rereading these beauties.
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Another lovely and relaxing day for me; I finished my reread of Misery and am actually quite conflicted on it. I think this might be a rare occasion where I prefer the movie adaptation? 🤔 Don't get me wrong, it's a great book, I just don't know if I love it as much as other King novels. For this weekend's reading though I'm finally starting my Lord of the Rings reread! I'm so excited.
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What are your weekend plans? Anything exciting?
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• day 22 of #grimdragon - why though?
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We walked 8 miles today and I'm dying; it was worth it though as the woods and the scenery were incredible and I got to take some fantastic photos. We also found the only Lord of the Rings themed pub in Ireland, called The Shire, which to be honest, was amazing and just the right amount of tacky. I'm loving it here so much and I never want to go home. 😞 (Photos on my story if you're interested!)
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Whilst I'm here I'm starting my reread of Misery; it has been years since I've read this one and I forgot how crazy Annie Wilkes is from the first 20 pages. 😱 I can't wait to see if I still love this one as much as I did when I first read it.
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How has your Wednesday been?.
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• day 20 of #grimdragon - this is crazy! this is crazy! this is crazy!
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I'm a day behind on prompts because I have been way too busy relaxing to even consider opening Instagram to be honest. 🙈
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One of my favourite reads of the month has been The Outsider. After really not quite enjoying Sleeping Beauties last year, or most of the recent King novels, The Outsider really delivered. A beautiful genre mash of thriller and horror, I was completely engrossed in this story almost straight away. It sent shivers up my spine, and that's exactly what I want from a King novel. 4 🌟
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Hope everyone's having a good week!
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• day 18 of #grimdragon - creepy AF!
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Currently on a little break away in Kerry and I had to take some photos as Daphne just looks like she belongs here. We're in an antique suite with a four poster bed and I can imagine Daphne being at home here (if only it was beside the sea). Swipe for some more pictures!
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In reading this, I've also realised that I've joined @ab_reads #translatedjune - Manderly Forever was translated from French by Sam Taylor. The translation is so perfect and seamless that I hadn't even realised until I glanced at the first page again today.
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Hope everyone's had a good Monday! I know I certainly have.
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Testosterone Rex looks deceptively large; in reality it's only 199 pages, and I think that's pretty small. This was nonfiction # 2 for June and it was an extremely interesting look at the science (myth) behind the idea that testosterone effects men's brains in such a way as to make them different to women, i.e. aggressive, competitive, ambitious etc.
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Cordelia Fine's writing style was a perfect blend of scientific fact, statistics and personal anecdotes. I normally have difficulties with science books but this was so engrossing and easy to read while still being 'science'. For anyone interested in this subject, or gender studies, I'd definitely recommend picking it up! 4 🌟
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• day 17 of #grimdragon - teeny tiny books.
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Barry bought me this giant of a book a few weeks ago and I am so excited to read it. Although this one seems to be one of King's 'marmite' books - you either loved it or hated it. If you've read it where do you stand?
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A short caption today as I am completely sucked into my #currentread Manderly Forever. It took me a while to get used to the writing style but I'm now completely absorbed.
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Hope you had a great Saturday.
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• day 16 of #grimdragon - doorstoppers.
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I've been lucky enough to have found two new favourite books so far this year; Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Robber Bride. They're very different but both are incredibly written focusing on strong female characters and the theme of friendship. I'd definitely suggest you check them out.
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Today has been a weird day; I honestly thought everyone in work was going to have a mental breakdown by the end of the day - there was a lot of maniacal laughing that sounded like it might very quickly turn to sobs. But there was also a lot of genuine laughter too so it all balanced out in the end I suppose? I'm off now for the week and am heading for a little break away on Monday; I can't wait. 😊
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What's been your favourite book so far this year?
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• day 15 of #grimdragon - favourite book(s) so far this year.
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I just finished I'll Be Gone in the Dark, my 3rd nonfiction book of the month. I enjoyed it but at the same I don't think it was for me? I definitely enjoyed the story (well as much as you can) and Michelle's anecdotes and memoir sections but I found it so hard to keep the dates, attacks and victims straight in my head. It felt like so many chapters were just infodumps; I know the GSK had a lot of victims to get through but I felt it could of been written better. Nevertheless I enjoyed it enough to rate it 4 🌟.
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I've had a busy and social few days! I was at a training course all day yesterday which is exhausting for social anxiety but it finished at half 3 instead of 5 so I am not complaining. Tonight, I had a lovely dinner and evening with my mam after not seeing her for weeks so I'm incredibly grateful for that. I'm a bit burnt out now from talking all night though so it's definitely time to crawl into bed.
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What was the highlight of your day?
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• day 14 of #grimdragon - long ass titles.
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It's extremely rare for me to DNF a book; in fact I think my shelf on good reads has less than 25 books. Of those The Catcher in the Rye is one of the only ones I still have a copy of (well, my dad does). However, this is a DNF I'm actually thinking of trying again. I was only around 15 when I last attempted and my reading taste has changed a lot over the years. Would you recommend it?
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That workout yesterday has come back to haunt me with a vengeance. I am in so much pain and my legs are so stiff. 😭 I know the only way to get past this block is to keep at it but jesus, even the thought of it at the moment is making me hurt.
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• day 12 of #grimdragon - dnf.
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I think my lack of motivation with bookstagram at the moment stems from boredom with my photos; I always take them in the same spot with the same sorts of set ups. So I'm trying to mix it up a little bit - I hope you guys like my new style of photo. (I'm quite worried about posting it!)
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I'm not one for taking book photos outdoors so the landscapes for this prompt are going to have be within books. I love the descriptions of the Cornish countryside in Daphne du Maurier's novels, especially Jamaica Inn. The dark and unsettling atmosphere she manages to create in this story with the Cornish moors is gorgeous. 😍
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You'd know I was back to work tomorrow as today went by much quicker than Saturday and Sunday. I'm trying to have a new positive attitude however, and instead of being grumpy about it I'm going to try to look forward to seeing my colleagues and getting out of the house! Let's see how long this lasts.
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• day 10 of #grimdragon - landscapes.
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