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NOVEMBERS WHAT TO READ THEME IS HERE!

Thanks go to 4evagreen this month for suggesting this month’s theme. The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” album is 50 years old this month so to celebrate, that will be the theme :o)

The first track is the title track & so any word meaning MAGICAL, MYSTERY or TOUR is acceptable.

As a Magical Mystery Tour involves some travelling & as some “travel” related words are in the song titles, words relating to ways of travelling eg flying (track 3) driving, walking are okay (but not the actual vehicle so airplane or car would not count)

& any word similar in meaning to way (track 4) & lane (track 9) eg; road, street, avenue is also acceptable

Here’s the rest of the track listing. Any word that is in capitals is fine BUT it must be the actual word not a synonym

The FOOL on the HILL
Flying
BLUE Jay Way
Your MOTHER Should KNOW
I Am the WALRUS
HELLO GOODBYE
STRAWBERRY Fields FOREVER
PENNY Lane
BABY You’re a Rich MAN
ALL You Need is LOVE

If you can find a title that relates to any of the song titles that’s fine too....just explain any convoluted reasoning!

As regards names/surnames all are acceptable in titles or authors names.
However as Ringo is unlikely to be found (though if you find one well done - give yourself a round of applause!) I'll allow RING or STAR but again -these words & not synonyms.

Don’t forget embeds & shout up if it doesn’t make sense!












































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Thanks go to 4evagreen this month for suggesting this month’s theme. The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” album is 50 years old this month so to celebrate, that will be the theme :o)

The first track is the title track & so any word meaning MAGICAL, MYSTERY or TOUR is acceptable.

As a Magical Mystery Tour involves some travelling & as some “travel” related words are in the song titles, words relating to ways of travelling eg flying (track 3) driving, walking are okay (but not the actual vehicle so airplane or car would not count)

& any word similar in meaning to way (track 4) & lane (track 9) eg; road, street, avenue is also acceptable

Here’s the rest of the track listing. Any word that is in capitals is fine BUT it must be the actual word not a synonym

The FOOL on the HILL
Flying
BLUE Jay Way
Your MOTHER Should KNOW
I Am the WALRUS
HELLO GOODBYE
STRAWBERRY Fields FOREVER
PENNY Lane
BABY You’re a Rich MAN
ALL You Need is LOVE

If you can find a title that relates to any of the song titles that’s fine too....just explain any convoluted reasoning!

As regards names/surnames all are acceptable in titles or authors names.
However as Ringo is unlikely to be found (though if you find one well done - give yourself a round of applause!) I'll allow RING or STAR but again -these words & not synonyms.

Don’t forget embeds & shout up if it doesn’t make sense!












































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I think they fit.
Winter STREET, by Elin Hilderbrand
The Breakdown LANE, by Jacquelyn Mitchard
These, plus my book club books, Thanksgiving and a church bake sale, should keep me busy this month. LOL


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I think the memoir I started this morning will count: Travelling to Infinity, My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking, on the grounds that Travelling to Infinity would be an amazing Magical Mystery Tour :-)

And my current novel is Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell, so that's two already in progress!
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my current novel is FOOLs and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

Doesn't count because it didn't make it into November! After several attempts to get into it, I've abandoned it unfinished on this last day of October.
Library book so no link
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I think the memoir I started this morning will count: Travelling to Infinity, My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking, on the grounds that Travelling to Infinity would be an amazing Magical Mystery Tour ....


I like your thinking!
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I think the memoir I started this morning will count: Travelling to Infinity, My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking, on the grounds that Travelling to Infinity would be an amazing Magical Mystery Tour :-)

Finished it. It definitely counts!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14711632
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Under a Pole STAR by Stef Penney (Penney unfortunately has an unwanted 'e' in it!)
The Secrets of Gaslight LANE by M R C Kasasian
DRIVING in the Dark by Deborah Moggach
ALL the Beauty of the Sun by Marion Husband
LOVE in Exile by Ayse Kulin
And if I get through that lot, I might cheat with Just the Two of US by Georgie Capron on the grounds that Mr Harrison might have been known as Georgie when he was younger :-)
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Under a Pole STAR by Stef Penney (Penney unfortunately has an unwanted 'e' in it!)

Finished it. Absolutely loved it. Couldn't put it down - and didn't want to. Wonderful!
Kindle so no link
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DRIVING in the Dark by Deborah Moggach

Finished it. Thoroughly enjoyed it. A lovely story, very amusing!
Kindle so no link
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The Secrets of Gaslight LANE by M R C Kasasian

As this is the fourth in the series, I need to read the third first, although the title isn't helpful for this theme: Death Descends on Saturn Villa. However, as they're the Gower Street mysteries, featuring the Gower Street detective, I think the sort of sub-titled Street is close enough . . . and Death is a pretty final Goodbye!
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The Secrets of Gaslight LANE by M R C Kasasian

As this is the fourth in the series, I need to read the third first, although the title isn't helpful for this theme: Death Descends on Saturn Villa. However, as they're the Gower Street mysteries, featuring the Gower Street detective, I think the sort of sub-titled Street is close enough . . . and Death is a pretty final Goodbye!

I've now finished the third so may well read the fourth before the month's out!
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LOVE in Exile by Ayse Kulin

I've now read this complicated family saga following several generations of many characters!
Kindle so no link
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The Midnight MAN by PAUL Doherty
The Templar by PAUL Doherty
An Abundance of Katherines by JOHN Green
Hungry HILL by Daphne du Maurier
The MAN in the Queue by Josephine Tey
The WoMAN in the Picture by Katharine McMahon (embedded Man)
My Secret LOVEr by Imogen Parker (embedded Love)
Mrs HemingWAY by Naomi Wood (embedded Way)
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The WoMAN in the Picture by Katharine McMahon (embedded Man)

I couldn't get into this to start with - but it finally grabbed my attention!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14711616/
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Mrs HemingWAY by Naomi Wood (embedded Way)

Finished it. Loved it. Recommended. Now Reserved for a friend!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14715323
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An Abundance of Katherines by JOHN Green

Finished it. Rated it a bit above OK!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14715314
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Hungry HILL by Daphne du Maurier

A highly entertaining family saga that I couldn't put down once I'd started it!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14712773
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I have a few that should fit:
Brick LANE by Monica Ali
MAGIC Toyshop by Angela Carter
On the ROAD by Jack Kerouac
the TRAVELLING Horn Player by Barbara Trapido
Taking on the World by Helen McArthur (on the basis that it tells how she sailed single handed around the world)

to name but a few.
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Great theme, Plum. Well done for suggesting it 4evagreen! I will return when I've finished with October.
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I have plenty of books that meet the criteria for November theme but will be listing them as I move to the next book because it is getting to be that crazy time of year where I have less and less time to read.
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so this is my list

The KISS by Hugo Vickers- including this as you can obviously kiss someone hello or goodbye.
Rabbit Redux by JOHN Updike (I assume Plum meant we could include books by people with the same names as the Beatles).
The Woman in BLUE by Kelly Griffiths
LOVE ALL by Elizabeth Jane Howard (a double whammy) and
Gray Mountain by JOHN Grisham

If I get through all these or reject some I'm sure I can find more to fit. Good theme 4evaGreen.
In the meantime I have to finish my last October book.
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so my choice is limited at the moment.
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I have some that have been on my shelves forever!
They are:
Sammy's HILL a Novel by Kristin Gore
Things I Want My Daughters to KNOW by Elizabeth Noble
The Sins of the MOTHER by Danielle Steel
and
The LOVE Ceiling by Jean Davies Okimoto
That should keep me busy for awhile.
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Still, Star is easier to find in titles. I'll be quiet now.
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Still, Star is easier to find in titles. I'll be quiet now.



I know...just trying to make it a bit easier for you - Starr as a surname will be perfectly okay :o)
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Still, Star is easier to find in titles. I'll be quiet now.

sshhhh....we make our own rules here.....
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Christmas with the Book Lovers by Victoria Connelly
Kindle so no link
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hopefully one of the Virgin River series will be a match up, since I'm hunkering down with those for 7 more books.
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http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14573416

This is second in a trilogy, not bad but preferred the first in the series, so far anyway...
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by Hugo Vickers which is quite good after a slow and fairly boring start. Have only got about 50 pages left now so will review it soon.
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A Man Called Ove
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by Hugo Vickers which was weird but fairly enjoyable

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14731929

Next up is The Woman in BLUE by Elly Griffiths

I've decided to pass on Rabbit Redux by JOHN Updike after having a quick look at it.

Also I have a new one to add to my November pile that arrived in the post this morning- The MAN in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.
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which should qualify.

The MAGIC Cup by Andrew Greeley (and it is to be sent to JosieRivers)
The SleepWALKer by Chris Bohjalian
Snared by Jennifer ESTEP (step as in walk?)
and I am sure there are others with LOVE in the title
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Airport been related to travelling and flying.

Actually I finished this yesterday, took me only a couple of hours. An OK-ish read, but nothing impressive.
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by Philip K. Dick as it is totally beyond my comprehension.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14780681

I would be interested to hear from anyone else who's read it and especially if they liked it.

Am still reading the Woman in BLUE so going back to that.
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BLUE MAN Falling by Frank Barnard.
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13014538/
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About to start this, it seems interesting.
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The MAGIC Room by Jeffrey Zaslow

Before the fALL by Noah Hawley
http://www.bookcrosssing.com/---/14685650
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14205354/

I'm now reading Nobody Lives Forever by Edna Buchanan
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Ah, Ove. Yes, I enjoyed this one too and thought it'll make a good BC book, so I bought a copy specifically for BC. My review here:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14290258/
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Ah, Ove. Yes, I enjoyed this one too and thought it'll make a good BC book, so I bought a copy specifically for BC. My review here:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14290258/


Thanks for sharing your review. I also thought that same thought about age 60. I am 60 and it never occurred to me to consider myself so old.
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Yes, I feel it would be more reasonable if Ove and surrounding characters were on their 80s or something. Still a pretty good read : )
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by Elly Griffiths which was ok but not outstanding.

Will come back to do the link as I've made an error!

Here it is:-

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/616-14476159



Next up is LOVE ALL by Elizabeth Jane Howard which seems very promising already although I haven't read much yet.

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Nobody Lives Forever by Edna Buchanan http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14801453/

Mother Warriors by Jenny McCarthy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14801455/

I've started something called Mother, Mother
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Finally finished my last October book (Heartstone by C. J. Sansom) and managed to tease out a November book from the boxes waiting to go back into the room I've been decorating.

Thank you to 4evagreen for this one.
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Reading.

The Breakdown LANE, by Jacquelyn Mitchard. I'm about 1/2 through. But I'm going to have to put it aside for a while to read my book club read.

I just finished The Breakdown Lane by Mitchard. Good read.
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The Breakdown LANE, by Jacquelyn Mitchard. I'm about 1/2 through. But I'm going to have to put it aside for a while to read my book club read.


I try to juggle them, but sometimes my personal ones bump into my book club ones
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in the f(ALL)s by Joyce Carol Oates. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13179876

Good excuse to pluck one of the longer ABC TBRs off the shelf. Quite good thus far.
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by Elizabeth Jane Howard which I had to skim a bit to make it to the end

3rd time lucky (I hope) at trying to post this link!


http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/693-14435009

Next up is ALL the Things we Didn't Say by Sara Shepard which seems a bit weird right from the start............
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"The Darkest GOODBYE" by Alex Gray but didn't realise it was number 13 in a series. Not a problem as such as more than often I start reading out of order, trouble is if I really like it, theres at least another dozen books to find! Oh well...

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14627964
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angle of repose by w(ALL)ace Stegner http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/111255

Another old ABC TBR, this one from October 2009. But at 500+ pages, this one will take a while!
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Please explain what an ABC TBR is-thanks. I'm intrigued.
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by Sara Shepard

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14809156/

next up is Gray Mountain by JOHN Grisham which is already promising. Mr. Grisham very rarely lets me down and when I looked into it it seems I've already read 24 novels by him.
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Ignoring all other books on my TBR, over the weekend I'm going to enjoy this piece of frivolous nonsense that I only picked up yesterday, from the bookswap shelves in one of the local garden centres.
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Ignoring all other books on my TBR, over the weekend I'm going to enjoy this piece of frivolous nonsense that I only picked up yesterday, from the bookswap shelves in one of the local garden centres.

A lovely weekend story, just what I fancied!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14807973

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