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Spring 2018 - tequila mockingbird book group

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Mailfuckoff Mon 07-May-18 07:26:11

Hi ladies
This is our book group, there are 5 of us so please can you check in when you have your book. We can use this thread for general chat but no spoilers please grin

clairethewitch70 Mon 07-May-18 14:49:28


I have received my book.

Posted to mailfuckoff yesterday (yes a Sunday), so I am not sure when it will get to you. Are we having threads to chat about the books?

Mailfuckoff Mon 07-May-18 16:40:52

I was thinking about it but no one really uses them last time. What do people want to do?

clairethewitch70 Mon 07-May-18 17:46:43

We need to have somewhere to discuss the books otherwise it is not really a book group, more a book loan/swap?

Mailfuckoff Mon 07-May-18 18:01:12

I'm with you, I'm happy to set them up if they get used?

TheGirlWhoLived Mon 07-May-18 20:41:24

Hi, missed to send mine on Saturday and don’t have this lovely Sunday/bank hol Monday post service (v jealous) but book and chocolate ready to send first thing tomorrow

TheGirlWhoLived Mon 07-May-18 20:43:19

I’m happy to discuss all of them on here (no spoilers) or individual ones, as there’s only 5 of us I’m happy going with the majority! I love seeing what other people thought of my book thoughgrin

TheGirlWhoLived Thu 10-May-18 16:29:55

got my book and happily tucking into the choc! (Guinness chocolate - delicious!!) The galaxy was stolen by DH and the DD's, but it kept them quiet so all good things grin

Hope mine arrived ok - it was sent a couple of days ago but it didn't have far to travel smile

TheGirlWhoLived Thu 10-May-18 16:30:29

Oh I didn't write my name in mine.... :s it had some Galaxy Chocolate and Wholenut in - so that's mine if you get it

Mailfuckoff Thu 10-May-18 18:27:18

Hi I've got my book thanks, yummy sweets for the dc.

myusernameisnotmyusername Sat 12-May-18 22:48:27

Thanks thegirlwholived. That was me. Chocolate and book much appreciated.

myusernameisnotmyusername Sat 12-May-18 22:49:13

I posted mine today. Sorry it's late.

TheGirlWhoLived Wed 16-May-18 12:27:07

how has everyone got on with their books so far? smile

clairethewitch70 Wed 16-May-18 16:17:35

Enjoying my book, but it is a biggy, so it may take a long time to read.

myusernameisnotmyusername Wed 16-May-18 21:39:51

Not started yet. Just finishing the one I was on. I'm really looking forward to it though.

Mailfuckoff Wed 16-May-18 21:43:37

Hi, also not started yet, but it's look like NG at me so will start soon. Can we aim to finish all books by the end of the month??

BigPinkOrchid Thu 17-May-18 11:14:46

Mine just arrived today. Just finished a book last night, so it's perfect timing. Thanks to whoever it's from. smile

Sorry Claire, that big one is from me...I didn't think about the practicalities of a thick book, did I?!

myusernameisnotmyusername Fri 18-May-18 13:33:35

That could've been mine orchid. I'm not sure of the username just the person's name. Did it have orange chocolate inside?

myusernameisnotmyusername Fri 18-May-18 13:33:58

I'm starting today.

BigPinkOrchid Fri 18-May-18 19:23:05

Yes it did myusername. Thanks, that and the Galaxy will be enjoyed at some point, but I'm currently doing Slimming World, so it's been put in a high cupboard for now...let's see how long it lasts... grin

myusernameisnotmyusername Fri 18-May-18 21:26:54

Oh sorry! I'm also doing slimming world so have had to show restraint with my chocolate.

TheGirlWhoLived Fri 18-May-18 21:38:14

Haha I'm on Slimfast grin

clairethewitch70 Mon 21-May-18 23:07:44

How is everyone enjoying their books? Loving mine, and even though it is a big book, I am getting through it quickly as I don't want to put it down. Are we going to discuss the books?

myusernameisnotmyusername Tue 22-May-18 23:47:03

I'm really enjoying mine too.

myusernameisnotmyusername Wed 30-May-18 10:01:06

I've finished my book.

clairethewitch70 Wed 30-May-18 12:04:53

I have finished mine too. When are we sending on next? @Mailfuckoff

Mailfuckoff Wed 30-May-18 12:43:58

I'm done too so this weekend if everyone is ready?

TheGirlWhoLived Thu 31-May-18 14:06:54

I'm away until the 11th sorry!

myusernameisnotmyusername Fri 01-Jun-18 21:13:00

If we're posting I will need to do it tomorrow.

Mailfuckoff Sat 02-Jun-18 04:19:03

OK, if you are done and able please post this weekend. @thegirlwholived please post when you can. Please let me know when you have posted so I know all the books have moved round. Let's see if we can make this work

myusernameisnotmyusername Sat 02-Jun-18 10:06:53

I think I'm posting to @BigPinkOrchid ?

myusernameisnotmyusername Sat 02-Jun-18 10:07:43

Did we set up anything to talk about the books?

myusernameisnotmyusername Sat 02-Jun-18 22:35:33

The post office had closed just as I got there so DP is posting it on Monday.

Mailfuckoff Sun 03-Jun-18 06:27:07

Hi, your welcome to set up groups to talk about the books, I found before that no one used them though. My book will also be sent on Monday. Please send to last person.

myusernameisnotmyusername Sun 03-Jun-18 12:28:26

I didn't really use it last time but the first book I didn't really enjoy and I finished the other one as it was ending so I was just wondering.

myusernameisnotmyusername Tue 05-Jun-18 13:47:57

Hi my DP has just posted the book. He couldn't do it yesterday.

clairethewitch70 Thu 07-Jun-18 21:37:47

@mailfuckoff Sorry for the delay in posting to you. DH will post tomorrow (Friday). Its a whopper this book! (but very good). I think it is bigpinkorchids.

BigPinkOrchid Sat 09-Jun-18 08:37:18

@clairethewitch70 Glad you enjoyed the book. Sorry again re the size, I really didn't think how silly that was! I've still not finished mine, and had a really hectic week and not managed to even pick it up. Will post on Monday for you, whether I'm finished or not! Sorry for the delay.

User yours arrived yesterday. Thanks!

clairethewitch70 Mon 11-Jun-18 10:31:38

@BigPinkOrchid I don't mind if it is a few days late. finish it first. Don't worry about the size of your book, it's not really that big!

clairethewitch70 Wed 13-Jun-18 11:48:33

@mailfuckoff Have you received your book?

Mailfuckoff Wed 13-Jun-18 11:51:07

@clairethewitch yes I did thanks

TheGirlWhoLived Wed 13-Jun-18 20:56:01

Hi, Have received mine - thanks! have finished mine now so will post tomorrow morning grin

myusernameisnotmyusername Wed 13-Jun-18 22:59:49

@BigPinkOrchid have you received mine?

myusernameisnotmyusername Thu 14-Jun-18 13:23:41

Sorry @BigPinkOrchid you told me ages ago you'd received it!

myusernameisnotmyusername Thu 14-Jun-18 13:30:12

I haven't received anything.

Mailfuckoff Thu 14-Jun-18 13:47:35

My username, thegirlwholived is sending to you and she's just posted it so should be with you soon

BigPinkOrchid Thu 14-Jun-18 15:38:22

@myusernameisnotmyusername Yes, got it. grin Finished the last one you sent yesterday (really enjoyed it, thank you). Have posted that on to @clairethewitch70 today (sorry for the delay, have sent 1st class!). Will crack on with the new one immediately so I can get it sent on in time.

TheGirlWhoLived Thu 14-Jun-18 15:38:58

All sent so should be with you ASAP! It’s a skinny one so quite a quick read- forgot to take it with me on hols 😳

myusernameisnotmyusername Thu 14-Jun-18 18:47:40

Glad you enjoyed it @BigPinkOrchid. @TheGirlWhoLived thank you.

myusernameisnotmyusername Thu 14-Jun-18 18:48:45

@BigPinkOrchid it's a fast paced read so shouldn't take you too long. I thought it was really good.

clairethewitch70 Fri 15-Jun-18 12:48:51

@BigPinkOrchid Book received thank you. This is my kind of book, I shall really enjoy this one. Going day camping Sunday, so shall probably get through most of it then.

myusernameisnotmyusername Sat 16-Jun-18 16:30:02

@TheGirlWhoLived I've received the book. Thank you and thanks for the chocolate. smile

BigPinkOrchid Wed 20-Jun-18 20:56:42

Just finished the latest book. Very enjoyable read, thanks to whoever contributed that one.

myusernameisnotmyusername Thu 21-Jun-18 08:40:42

I think it was @TheGirlWhoLived If it's the one I just sent you. I enjoyed it too. Not started mine yet- finishing a book club book.

Mailfuckoff Wed 27-Jun-18 13:22:30

Hi, is everyone enjoying the sun?
Will people be ready to swap by this weekend, can you let me know and we can agree the next swap date

BigPinkOrchid Wed 27-Jun-18 18:15:55

I'm ready. smile

myusernameisnotmyusername Wed 27-Jun-18 19:30:20

I don't know if I'll be ready but I'll try.

Mailfuckoff Fri 29-Jun-18 08:23:46

Hi ladies, are you ready to swap?

Mailfuckoff Sat 30-Jun-18 13:20:00

OK, everyone checked in, please can you send your book before next Friday. Thanks

myusernameisnotmyusername Sat 30-Jun-18 20:58:08

I'm not sure it will be before next Friday but should be Saturday.

TheGirlWhoLived Sun 01-Jul-18 08:41:56

Have I missed the discussing-it thread(s)? I really enjoyed the one I sent if it is that one- was interesting!

myusernameisnotmyusername Sun 01-Jul-18 14:15:14

I don't know what happened with them. I think as they weren't used last time no one set any up. I'm enjoying the last one you sent and really enjoyed the one before.

BigPinkOrchid Sun 01-Jul-18 17:48:43

I think it'd be good to have a thread to chat about each book, even if just to say how much/little we enjoyed it. What if each of us starts a thread for the book we sent first? No title in the thread, so it doesn't spoil the fun of receiving a surprise book through the post?

Mailfuckoff Sun 01-Jul-18 18:33:37

Hi. I'm fine with that but I don't remember what book I sent confused

myusernameisnotmyusername Sun 01-Jul-18 22:26:34

I've forgot the name but can remember the author.

Mailfuckoff Mon 02-Jul-18 14:10:24

Can you pm the author to me, that might remind me. Thanks smile

myusernameisnotmyusername Mon 02-Jul-18 19:29:22

Sorry I meant the author of the one I sent?!

clairethewitch70 Wed 04-Jul-18 10:49:25

I am ready to post - shall I post today?

BigPinkOrchid Wed 04-Jul-18 19:39:54

I'll be posting to you tomorrow Claire. smile

clairethewitch70 Wed 04-Jul-18 20:49:00

@BigPinkOrchid thanks.

clairethewitch70 Mon 09-Jul-18 22:37:28

@BigPinkOrchid - it arrived on the weekend, thanks. It does look really good.

@mailfuckoff - has your book arrived?

Mailfuckoff Tue 10-Jul-18 06:59:22

Yes, mine arrived yesterday thanks

BigPinkOrchid Fri 13-Jul-18 07:55:13

myusername, did you send your book on yet? I haven't received it. (Not rushing you, just checking it's not been lost in the post.)

myusernameisnotmyusername Fri 13-Jul-18 13:02:14

No sorry @BigPinkOrchid blush. I only finished it yesterday and will post it tomorrow as can't get to post office before then. Hope that's ok. It's a small book but a slow read for me.

TheGirlWhoLived Fri 13-Jul-18 13:35:06

Hello! Not sure who was meant to receive my book (I know their real name, but not the link to the username iyswim) unfortunately it was returned to me as "addressee not known at this address" The other two books got there fine though hmm

not sure if i should just try to resend?

clairethewitch70 Fri 13-Jul-18 15:32:24

Not me. BigPinkOrchid sends to me and I send to mailfuckoff. Maybe it is myusername?

myusernameisnotmyusername Fri 13-Jul-18 18:06:40

Yes @TheGirlWhoLived you're meant to be sending to me. I haven't moved house or anything so don't know what's happened?

TheGirlWhoLived Fri 13-Jul-18 18:16:22

Absolutely no idea! Unless the postie has got mixed up? Shall I try sending it again tomorrow to the original address (That I've sent the others too?) I've finished the next one too now so ill whack them both in together with a little note to say which is first if you like? Saves me postage!

myusernameisnotmyusername Fri 13-Jul-18 19:40:00

I am going to PM you smile

myusernameisnotmyusername Sat 14-Jul-18 16:27:46

Hi I'm posting the book on Monday. Hope that's ok.

BigPinkOrchid Fri 20-Jul-18 19:40:18

Received book and lovely chocolate today user, thanks. Looking forward to reading this one.

myusernameisnotmyusername Sun 22-Jul-18 09:36:29

That's good @BigPinkOrchid. No problem.

clairethewitch70 Thu 26-Jul-18 13:30:47

Are we going to be posting again soon @Mailfuckoff ?

Mailfuckoff Thu 26-Jul-18 13:33:56

Next week would be good, can everyone commit to posting by 3rd August?

TheGirlWhoLived Thu 26-Jul-18 14:14:20

I posted 2 to user last time so think we’re up to date?

clairethewitch70 Thu 26-Jul-18 16:31:25

Next week would be fine with me.

BigPinkOrchid Thu 26-Jul-18 17:41:38

I only received the current book last Friday, so I haven't had time to get through it yet. Am mid-way through, but am away on holiday next week so won't be able to post before the 3rd, I'm afraid.

(I know holidays should be spent reading all day, but I'm a single parent to a very active 5 year old, so I don't rate my chances of getting any reading done at all whilst away!)

clairethewitch70 Thu 26-Jul-18 20:25:45

Thats OK, Pink, just send to me when you are ready. Enjoy your holiday.

BigPinkOrchid Fri 27-Jul-18 21:05:39

Thanks Claire.

myusernameisnotmyusername Fri 27-Jul-18 22:46:40

I haven't received them @TheGirlWhoLived confusedhmm

TheGirlWhoLived Sat 28-Jul-18 13:19:53

Really?! I can go back into the post office- luckily I kept proof of postage but don’t know where they’ve sent them!

myusernameisnotmyusername Sat 28-Jul-18 14:10:13

No sorry! And I went to my local sorting office this morning and they didn't have anything for my address. I really don't know what's happened confused

TheGirlWhoLived Sat 28-Jul-18 21:10:41

What on earth?? I will pm you proof of posting if you like, will go back on Monday but suppose I will rebuy off world of books or something and send straight to your address?! So sorry if it’s something I’m doing my end- it would be quicker to drop them to you!

myusernameisnotmyusername Sat 28-Jul-18 21:12:20

Oh no I feel really bad in case it's my postman. If you have proof of postage can you track it?

TheGirlWhoLived Sun 29-Jul-18 19:38:37

Not sure, I shall march in to the post office tomorrow. Possibly with a placard, this one had two books in! Plus two bars of green and blacks to make up for the delay again. I’ll let you know what they say tomorrow before rebuying

myusernameisnotmyusername Sun 29-Jul-18 20:29:17

Thank you. I really don't blame you at all. I feel quite bad myself actually! Good luck tomorrow.

myusernameisnotmyusername Mon 30-Jul-18 19:12:04

Royal Mail have tried to deliver a parcel today. I will have to collect it. Obviously I don't know what it is until I collect it so I'll let you know as it could be something else!

TheGirlWhoLived Mon 30-Jul-18 21:53:27

Haha ok, fingers crossed !!!

myusernameisnotmyusername Mon 30-Jul-18 21:55:33

Hopefully- I have ordered a few things lately though and it could also be a magazine for dd but we shall see!

myusernameisnotmyusername Tue 31-Jul-18 13:24:55

Guess what @TheGirlWhoLived! Your package has arrived! Thanks so much for the chocolate. Has a sneaky bite of the butterscotch one and it's lovely. Great books too- one of them I have already read which is quite good because then I can post it straight on- not sure what order they were in though.

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