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About Flingo

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    I'm a Children's Librarian, and true to form I eat, breathe and live libraries and books
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    nr Southampton, Hampshire, UK
  • Interests
    Reading, playing my flute, swimming and pilates
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    Email link to The Sunday Times Culture Magazine

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    Hampshire, UK
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    Holidays (to allow reading time), Flute playing, group exercise classes.

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  1. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk
  2. A satisfying haul from Christmas Book tokens and money Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman A man called Ove by Fredrick Backman Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig Le Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman The Librarian by Salley Vickers The Afterwards by A F Harrold Girl of Ink and Stars by Karen Millward Hargrave The Binding by Bridget Collins The Girl who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook
  3. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis A birthday present from a friend - self help books are really not my thing. Hollis is a social media influencer, and I’m struggling with her writing. Very surprised this was in as a Good Reads 2019 Book of the Year winner.
  4. 14. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk 13. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett 12. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins **** 11. Rose Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence *** 10. The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz **** 9. How to Look for a Lost Dog by Ann M Martin **** 8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K Dick **** 7. The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson ***** 6. One of Us is Next by Karen M McManus **** 5. Summer in Algiers by Albert Camus *** 4. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis ** 3. The Skylark’s War by Hilary McKay **** 2. T
  5. 2 weeks in, hope 2020 has started well for everyone!
  6. I am currently struggling with Down and Out... I will confess I hadn’t realised it was autobiographical until I googled it at 50pages in. I am enjoying the quality of Orwell’s writing, but haven’t warmed to him as a person, so am feeling really ambivalent about his situation. It does feel like it could have been written much more recently than 1933 though - the vocabulary, writing style and descriptions and sense of place feel like they could have applied right through to the end of the century.
  7. 62. No Ballet Shoes in Syria by Catherine Bruton ***** 61. Snowglobe by Amy Wilson *** 60. The Easy way to Control Alcohol by Alan Carr (A) **** 59. A Gift from Bob by James Bowen **** 58. Mythos by Stephen Fry (A) 57. The Chocolate Lovers’ Christmas by Carole Matthews **** 56. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell *** 55. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (A) **** 54. Now You See Her by Heidi Perks **** 53. Mad Blood Stirring by Simon Mayo **** 52. The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave **** 51. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes ****
  8. We no speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool
  9. I can’t believe it’s 5 years since I last logged in to BGO. I decided to have a social media detox this month, and now find myself a bit lost as to how to spend my screentime and here I find myself. After a few years of reading drought, I am finally back reading (although not at the levels from when I first joined BGO). So lovely to see so many familiar names here. Meg - sorry to hear you’ve had a rough few months, I hope things have improved for both you and Mr Meg.
  10. This was nominated by 2 people in my RL book group last month. I was really looking forward to it, but am now not so sure...
  11. The Burning BRIDGE - John Flanagan
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