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It's here! OCTOBER'S WHAT TO READ THREAD

Apologies for the delay in posting just back from hols plus the fact I'd been struggling to think of a theme this month other than the obvious Halloween which we've done in various guises before. Anyway, thanks to my trusty sidekick daffodil-2 for suggesting....the Three Wise Monkeys (& evil fits with Halloween as after all witches & warlocks aren't generally known for being all sweetness & light lol) 

As the quote goes "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil", you're looking for titles containing words related to:

See: look, watch, view, eye etc
Hear: listen etc
Speak: say, voice, talk etc
& as those monkeys aren't seeing, hearing or speaking you can also have words that mean the opposite such as blind, deaf, silent, mute, speechless etc

You can also have:
Wise: clever, smart, keen etc....& opposites such as dumb, dense etc
Evil: bad, foul, wicked etc.....or good, pure, etc

No is also okay  - but  NOT as an embed!  (that would be far too easy) & if I'm allowing no then I guess yes has to acceptable too!
Finally monkey &  also any title & author that have 3 y's  (wise!!) between them is also allowed :o)

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Apologies for the delay in posting just back from hols plus the fact I'd been struggling to think of a theme this month other than the obvious Halloween which we've done in various guises before. Anyway, thanks to my trusty sidekick daffodil-2 for suggesting....the Three Wise Monkeys (& evil fits with Halloween as after all witches & warlocks aren't generally known for being all sweetness & light lol) 

As the quote goes "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil", you're looking for titles containing words related to:

See: look, watch, view, eye etc
Hear: listen etc
Speak: say, voice, talk etc
& as those monkeys aren't seeing, hearing or speaking you can also have words that mean the opposite such as blind, deaf, silent, mute, speechless etc

You can also have:
Wise: clever, smart, keen etc....& opposites such as dumb, dense etc
Evil: bad, foul, wicked etc.....or good, pure, etc

No is also okay  - but  NOT as an embed!  (that would be far too easy) & if I'm allowing no then I guess yes has to acceptable too!
Finally monkey &  also any title & author that have 3 y's  (wise!!) between them is also allowed :o)
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.........and thanks to daffodil-2 for hosting in September!
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Also glad to be of service. Just off to have a rummage thru my bookshelves.
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Very pleased with my haul:-

1. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa SEE

2. A Whole Life by Robert SEEthaler

3. Alone on a Wide Wide SEA by Michael Morpurgo

4. The Smooth Face of EVIL by Margaret Yorke

5. THREE Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Unless I reject some of the above they should keep me occupied for the month. Otherwise I'm sure I can find more.
In the meantime I have to finish Bob Geldof's autobiography from September. It has been good earlier on but I'm a little bored with it now. Will probably skim it to the Live Aid bit and get through it a bit more quickly.
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I like it :-)
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Travelling to InfinitY: the true storY behind the TheorY of EverYthing by Jane Hawking (nonfiction)
A TheorY of RelativitY by JacquelYn Mitchard - which only works because she has an alternative spelling for what I would consider to be the more usual Jacqueline!
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Travelling to InfinitY: the true storY behind the TheorY of EverYthing by Jane Hawking (nonfiction)
A TheorY of RelativitY by JacquelYn Mitchard - which only works because she has an alternative spelling for what I would consider to be the more usual Jacqueline!


Congrats on the 3 Y's!
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after using the find option in my spreadsheet, I have more 3 Ys than I thought, including one that all in the title. Will be back to post, as I locate and start reading the books.
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Travelling to InfinitY: the true storY behind the TheorY of EverYthing by Jane Hawking (nonfiction)

I've finished this memoir of her life with the famous Stephen - only 4 days into the new month :-)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14711632
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Well after a look through the bookshelves, a look at what's on the nightstand and a look through a box of books that don't manage to fit on the bookshelves I have:

DEAF Sentence A Novel by David Lodge
MerrY, MerrY Ghost by CarolYn Hart
IcY Sparks by GwYn HYman Rubio
and...
Me TALK Pretty One Day by David Sedaris




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I know where you're coming from with the box of books that don't fit on the shelves! I have ones that don't fit despite having a spare small bookshelf. ( she goes off to actually read instead of wasting time posting on here! )
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I know where you're coming from with the box of books that don't fit on the shelves! I have ones that don't fit despite having a spare small bookshelf. ( she goes off to actually read instead of wasting time posting on here! )


I'm back to doubling them up on the shelf. Note to self...read more, acquire less (like THAT's going to happen!)
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I'm back to doubling them up on the shelf. Note to self...read more, acquire less (like THAT's going to happen!)


Tell me about! I've just crammed all my holiday purchases onto my already groaning shelves & thought just the same.

I have a quote on my profile that says "the odd thing about people that have lots of books is that they always want more" How true......although I don't think it's odd, seems perfectly normal to me ;o)
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I'm reading Elly Griffith' s "The Woman in Blue" as was going to release as part of the September Sapphire Challenge but haven't finished it! It has the subtitle "A Dr Ruth GallowaY MYsterY" :o)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14687013
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Crime Seen: A Psychic Eye Mystery by Victoria Laurie (Seen, Eye, and 3 Ys)
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years by Sarah and Elizabeth Delany (also fits the 3 Ys)
See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson
Touching Evil by Kay Hooper
Long Time No See by Susan Isaacs
Silence in Hanover Close by Anne Perry
Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Crusie
Watch Them Die by Kevin O'Brien
The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo
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by Lisa SEE which I'm already enjoying although the description of the foot-binding and its consequences are very harrowing.
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by Lisa SEE which I'm already enjoying although the description of the foot-binding and its consequences are very harrowing.


One of my favorite books
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........ we're moving books into temporary boxes, which means I might be be more limited in my choices this month. However, I did manage to rescue a couple before packing them away plus there's always the downstairs bookcases!

If we can have "eyes" in the see category, we can have "ears" in the hear one.

The Blast That tEARS The Skies by J. D. Davies
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13947133/

Thanks to Nu-Knees for this one

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Finished

The Blast That tEARS The Skies by J. D. Davies
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13947133/


A great read. Thank you Nu-Knees!

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by Jennifer Craig

In addition to the Yes and No, this qualifies with 3 ys.

The author writes about her life in the 1950s as a trainee nurse in England and going on to become a Ward Sister.

(an e-book, so no link)

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Yes

found one that I know I will be reading (there may be others):

Y is for YESterday by Sue Grafton (yes and 3 Ys)
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Smoke Gets in Your EYES and Other Lessons from the CrematorY by Caitlin DoughtY

The author combines memoir and science, in an entertaining way, to the unpleasant topics of death, decay, and corpse handling, challenging the reader to confront his/her own mortality. Not for the faint of heart.

(a library book, so no link)
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CrematorY

Crematory? That's a new one on me. I'm assuming it's a crematorium, the place where cremations take place?
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CrematorY

Crematory? That's a new one on me. I'm assuming it's a crematorium, the place where cremations take place?


According to my online dictionary also a German death metal band!
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CrematorY

Crematory? That's a new one on me. I'm assuming it's a crematorium, the place where cremations take place?

According to my online dictionary also a German death metal band!

These dictionaries contain all sorts . . . . You live and learn . . . .
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How is it? I nearly bought a copy of this but stopped myself from adding yet another book to my ever expanding tbr.
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by Lisa SEE which I really enjoyed
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11198865

Next up is A Whole Life by Robert SEEthaler
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The in(SPOKE)n Years by Lynne Hugo http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6985324

So far about a teen daughter growing up with what I'm suspecting is a mentally ill Mom. Mass Market paperback size, so I wasn't expecting anything as deep as this.
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Silence in Hanover Close by Anne Perry http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9892248/

Crime Seen by Victoria Laurie http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10254535/

almost through with Long Time No See by Susan Isaacs
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FOOLS as opposite to wise : )

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7923696/

Good one! Alas, no fools at my house...
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I'll have to think of something else next....
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I've just downloaded In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline WinspEAR, the 13th Maisie Dobbs mystery.
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I've just downloaded In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline WinspEAR, the 13th Maisie Dobbs mystery.

It didn't hang around unread for long. Finished it. Loved it.
Kindle so no link
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Finally

Started MerrY, MerrY, Ghost by CarolYn Hart. I am hoping to send this book out to another bookcrosser as a RABCK.
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i.e A Whole Life by Robert SEEthaler-I read around half of this but wasn't impressed.

also Alone on a Wide Wide SEA by Michael Morpurgo-this one I also read around half of before giving up. I realised it was aimed at children/young adults but having enjoyed War Horse previously I thought this would be good. However as it went along it got very juvenile and basic in its language which stopped me enjoying the story or wanting to finish it.

Next up is The Smooth Face of EVIL by Margaret Yorke.
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This novel about the grittier side of Thailand is pretty entertaining. Good deal for something I picked up at a remaindered book store.
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like maybe some tenuous link between dreams and visions or something? I have a book called I Dream of Madonna that I am attempting to contort to fit the theme.
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Long Time No See by Susan Isaacs http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14264767/

Touching Evil by Kay Hooper http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14758192/

Starting - The Deliverance of Evil by Roberto Constantini
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HEARtsick by Chelsea Cain.

I've also got a Heart which, of course, contains both Hear and Ear:
Rome is Where the Heart is by Tilly Tennant

And I'm getting desperate enough to cheat (really? Surely not!!!) knowing that Plum's Readers are dyslexic enough to read Sea as See :-) Hence:
The Summer House by the Sea by Jenny Oliver
The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Oliver
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HEARtsick by Chelsea Cain.

I've also got a Heart which, of course, contains both Hear and Ear:
Rome is Where the Heart is by Tilly Tennant

And I'm getting desperate enough to cheat (really? Surely not!!!) knowing that Plum's Readers are dyslexic enough to read Sea as See :-) Hence:
The Summer House by the Sea by Jenny Oliver
The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Oliver


the dyslexic spelling actually opens up a few more abc tbrs. I'll see/sea
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And I'm getting desperate enough to cheat (really? Surely not!!!) knowing that Plum's Readers are dyslexic enough to read Sea as See :-) Hence:
The Summer House by the Sea by Jenny Oliver

Finished it. Enjoyed it in a fun, holiday-reading way! Kindle so no link.
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HEARtsick by Chelsea Cain.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12512188/


I love that series - enjoy!
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which translates approximately as GOODbye, sweet homeland.
A bit far fetched a connection, but still....
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Hide and SEEk, by Ian Rankin
Keep QUIET, by Lisa Scottoline
GaudY Nights, by DorothY L. SaYers
Never Tell, by Alafair Burke
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Finished Hide and SEEk by Ian Rankin.
Think I'll start, Never Tell by Alafair Burke.
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CROOKED HEARt by Lissa Evans

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I bought a See book while I was about and about in Thirsk this morning!
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I bought a See book while I was about and about in Thirsk this morning!


Nu-Knees, aren't you supposed to use the theme to clear your shelves not seek out new books to fit it! (Pot calling kettle)
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I bought a See book while I was about and about in Thirsk this morning!

Nu-Knees, aren't you supposed to use the theme to clear your shelves not seek out new books to fit it! (Pot calling kettle)

Well, yes, that does seem to be the theory! Doesn't seem to work, though!!! I don't know why?????????? Funnily enough, I didn't notice it was a See-book until I was registering it a couple of hours later. At the time I just bought it because I spotted it and it appealed . . . Does that make it better or worse, do you think? It hardly counts as a defence!!!
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Is it Gavin Maxwell of "Ring of Bright Water" fame?
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Is it Gavin Maxwell of "Ring of Bright Water" fame?

Yes, it's later in his life. From what I can see, he wrote several memoirs, including Ring of Bright Water (1st published 1960) and Raven Seek Thy Brother (from 1968).
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Is it Gavin Maxwell of "Ring of Bright Water" fame?

Yes, it's later in his life. From what I can see, he wrote several memoirs, including Ring of Bright Water (1st published 1960) and Raven Seek Thy Brother (from 1968).

Finished it.
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14762313
I think this might have your name on, Deltic :-) A Happy Christmas perhaps . . . . ?
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I think this might have your name on, Deltic :-) A Happy Christmas perhaps . . . . ?


I would like that Nu-Knees. I read your JE, and Ring Of Bright Water wasn't exactly a bundle of joy either!
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Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (and How to Reverse It) by Robert D. Lupton

In this groundbreaking guide, he reveals the disturbing truth about charity: all too much of it has become toxic, devastating to the very people it's meant to help. In his four decades of urban ministry, Lupton has experienced firsthand how our good intentions can have unintended, dire consequences. Our free food and clothing distribution encourages ever-growing handout lines, diminishing the dignity of the poor while increasing their dependency.

This book was really an eye-opener and will probably be one of my picks for the year.
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The EARly Birds by Laurie Graham which I've been reading over the past couple of days? Finished it, loved it, absolutely loved it - with thanks to bluenoser for the gift voucher that paid for it! Kindle so no link.
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by Margaret Yorke which was good.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13553274

Next up is NO Room for Secrets by Joanna Lumley
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The Deliverance of Evil by Roberto Constantini http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14763582/

Next up is Heart Full of Lies by Ann Rule
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14687010

A new author to me & a good read so far
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I'm finally starting October themed books after reading a couple bookrings and one for HGG. October is flying by!
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Li-yan and her family live in the remote mountains of China, farming tea. But when unmarried Li-yan has a baby, rather than standing by tradition of previous generations, she wraps her daughter in a blanket with a tea cake hidden inside, and abandons her in the nearest city, where she is adopted by an American couple and taken to live in California.

Love this author!
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So - - 12 angry librarians - - if they were angry enough, they might go on strike and refuse to check out library books - - that sounds pretty evil to me!!!

(I know, I know - - I'm stretching it!)
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Since you see with your EYES, or as the case may have it, refuse to see. A light and breezy read about rehab along the lines of the film 28 Days.
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Though I guess unseen works as well as I did say opposites were okay too!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13553303
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by Liane Moriarty but finding it a bit of a disappointment compared with other books by the same author. Dipping into NO Room For Secrets by Joanna Lumley at the same time.
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THREE Wishes by Liane Moriarty

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14375440

and NO Room For Secrets by Joanna Lumley which I haven't reviewed yet but didn't impress me much.

Edited to add review of above

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731341

Next up is Alys Always by Harriet Lane which I'm claiming under the three Y's rule as apparently it's "Amazing: chillingly brilliant".
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Fans of Chas and Dave will be well aware that Rabbit is associated with Speech :-)
From the Oxford Dictionary of English, Kindle version
The second definition of Rabbit as a noun
BRITISH INFORMAL a conversation: we had quite a heated rabbit about it. [<ORIGIN> from rabbit and pork, rhyming slang for 'talk'.]
The second definition of Rabbit as a verb
BRITISH INFORMAL talk at length, especially about trivial matters: stop rabbiting on, will you, and go to bed!
Hence I'm counting To Catch a Rabbit by Helen Cadbury, York Big City Read 2017!
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Hence I'm counting To Catch a Rabbit by Helen Cadbury, York Big City Read 2017!

That great long, complicated justification was totally unnecessary because I abandoned it unfinished!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731541/
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Just finished this audiobook
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Heart Full of Lies by Ann Rule http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14783980/

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12964517/

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13854139/

I have started Having Our Say: The Delaney Sister's First 100 Years
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Stretching it a bit, I know, but thought 'sense' as in 'seeing something'/'catching sight' kind of fits in !!
I enjoyed this modern take on Jane Austin's version, by Joanna Trollope.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14520664/

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