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Long train journey = uninterrupted guilt free reading time!

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LaceandChintz Thu 26-Jul-18 08:34:56

So excited! Got an almost 5 hour train journey on Saturday. What else is there to do on a train besides read?! You can't do laundry or vacuum, work is done for the summer, I've barely managed to read these past few weeks I've been so tired.
Today I am going to decide what to read.

I'm almost as excited about the journey as the weekend away 😁

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 26-Jul-18 18:30:50

How lovely - long train journeys with a good book are one of the best things.

Have you read:
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
This Thing of Darkness
Misery or The Green Mile

All would be perfect for a long journey - or the obvious 'Murder on the Orient Express' would be good too!

LilacIris Thu 26-Jul-18 18:32:14

I’m very jealous. I love the time on trains to engross myself in a good book.

LaceandChintz Thu 26-Jul-18 21:38:13

Remus haven't read any of those. Familiar with the Stephen Kings (dd a big fan) but will check out the others.
Been busy today but tomorrow is packing so will decide then. If I haven't got anything suitable (grin) then we have a library and a bookshop within walking distance!

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 26-Jul-18 22:03:47

Let us know what you choose!

SatsukiKusakabe Thu 26-Jul-18 22:45:43

Little Fires Everywhere is an easy one sitting type of read.

Remus recommends This Thing of Darkness to everyone, and no one has yet been disappointed smile

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Jul-18 13:35:44

I'm on a mission!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Jul-18 13:37:31

Also on a mission to make everybody read:
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
A Clockwork Orange
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
84 Charing Cross Road
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

All wonderful, but very different shades of wonderful!

wildbhoysmama Fri 27-Jul-18 13:40:57

This summer I've read these and ALL are fantastic:
Eleanor Ollifant is completely fine.
The Handmaid's Tale
How not to be a boy

LaceandChintz Fri 27-Jul-18 15:08:43

wildbhoysmama agree! Read all those!
Remus only 2 on that list I haven't read, Miss Peticrew... is on the tbr pile and the other one you apparently keep recommending is now on the list grin

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Jul-18 16:26:26

You will LOVE - everyone does!

LaceandChintz Fri 27-Jul-18 17:04:05

Is it worth wandering around to the bookshop now?!

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 27-Jul-18 17:22:45

You have a bookshop within walking distance?! Of COURSE you should wander around there now. If it has a coffee shop attached too, I will be horribly jealous (well, even more horribly jealous than I already am).

LaceandChintz Fri 27-Jul-18 19:46:43

Yes, a very nice and decent size bookshop about a 15 minute walk from here (no coffee shop but the town green is opposite and has a really nice coffee shack on it)
We also have the main library about a 3 minute walk away.
That said, I live with 3 other bookish people and between us we have A LOT of books. I've spent a lot of time today looking through the shelves picking out stuff to read this holiday.

Book wise, I am blessed smilewink

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