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Autumn | Ali Smith
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jhod
Autumn | Ali Smith
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I've had this since it was first published, wanting to read it in its appropriate season, and missing a few years! Starting tonight, the day before another potentially momentous day in the Brexit horror story...

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cariashley
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Starting a new book and am loving these opening lines. I‘m so excited to finally read Ali Smith 🤗

Graywacke Love her opening line, and the whole book. 1mo
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VioletBramble
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#screamathonphotochallenge
#autumnleaves
@4thhouseontheleft

The trees outside my window still have green leaves. When the change comes it will be fast and rainy days will most likely pull the leaves off the trees even faster. My favorite time of year.
I haven‘t read this book yet. Maybe next autumn. I also have Winter sitting on my shelf.

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OriginalCyn620
Autumn | Ali Smith
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I have this on my #kindle and forgot about it. Need to make room for it this fall! 🍁🍂
#booksetduringautumn #fallisbooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have it also!!! 🍂🍁 1mo
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TheEllieMo
Autumn | Ali Smith
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I suppose loads of others have already used this for the #FallIsBooked #ABookSetDuringAutumn prompt!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🍂🍁 1mo
Lucy_Anywhere Great book... but I'll always love the Muppets version better 😀 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I did! 😄📚🍁🍂 1mo
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GatheringBooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#FallIsBooked DY 8: #ABookSetDuringAutumn or two. These are books that I am so dying to read. I have a copy of the Knausgard one, but not the one by Ali Smith.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍂🧡🍁 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I want to read Autumn too! 1mo
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HeatherBlue
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Such a gorgeous book 🖤

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HeatherBlue
Autumn | Ali Smith
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! You all made me feel so special for my birthday 💜 Love to all of my #litten friends 💜💜💜 #litsylove

Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎁🎊🎂🎈🎉 🥳📖😋 2mo
HeatherBlue @Ddzmini thank you!!! ❤️ 2mo
UwannaPublishme Glad you‘re having a great birthday! 🤗🎉🎁🎂🎈 2mo
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Libby1
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1. Autumn by Ali Smith

2. The Blair Witch Project 🤷🏼‍♀️

3. Fallen Leaves by Nat King Cole, but I‘m specifically thinking of Eva Cassidy‘s version

The tagged book is beautiful and strange and I loved it. Thanks to @Moray_Reads for sending it to me. 🧡

#ManicMonday
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🍁🧡🍁 2mo
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Nature-and-Books
Autumn | Ali Smith
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This book is wonderful. The description is captivating. This passage is perfect for the way the world is changing as we pass into October. 🍂

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Lindy
Autumn | Ali Smith
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“in the end what survives of us are the stories of people‘s lives, how we live through the history we call the present, through the cycles of another year & another, renewing themselves & us again & again, bringing around the darker days, & the light. Always look to story for the real plot. Look to dialogue, always, for the life.”
A lovely interview with Ali Smith in The Guardian. Link in comments.

AnneCecilie Thanks for sharing this article. I love her seasonal quartet and I‘m eagerly awaiting her last one. Maybe I should read some of the books she mentions in the meantime? 2mo
Lindy @AnneCecilie I love the way old stories continue to be adapted and retold. They continue to be relevant. I think the first version of Gilgamesh that I read was 2mo
CarolynM Thank you for sharing. Fabulous article. 2mo
Lindy @CarolynM 😇 2mo
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AnneCecilie
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#7days7covers day 4 #CoverCrush

For seven days I‘ll post a favorite cover with no explanation.

Do you want to join in @charl08 ?

batsy These are so evocative and pretty. 2mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 2mo
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Moray_Reads
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Ali Smith had her finger on the pulse in one of the first Brexit novels 😬 #GroundsForDivorce #RedRoseSeptember @Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan

arlenefinnigan I liked this, but I find Ali Smith slightly hard workm 2mo
Cinfhen I agree @arlenefinnigan I can‘t connect with her books. I just don‘t enjoy reading them #UnpopularOpinion 2mo
Moray_Reads She's probably my favourite living author but definitely not for everyone. That cover though! 😍 @cinfhen @arlenefinnigan 2mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!! Her cover designs are ALWAYS brilliant ❤️ 2mo
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Freespirit
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book. I did really like the writing , but I found the story confusing and perhaps because I am travelling I needed something more engaging. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me

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Megabooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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1. The seasonal series by Ali Smith! I have the three, but I keep putting them off! 🤦🏻‍♀️
2. Anything by Rainbow Rowell and there are a lot of short story collections.
3. Books I‘d like to read before I die? At least 500 that are already out!
4. First in Line (about US VPs) 4⭐️ (y‘all know I love nonfiction!)
5. @tournevis @RamsFan1963 @Ddzmini @Crazeedi

Thanks for the tag @Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs You‘re welcome 😉! ❤️❤️❤️ Rainbow Rowell 3mo
Ddzmini Thank you for the tag 😋📖 3mo
ImperfectCJ I'd say you're wise to delay reading Ali Smith's seasons. I usually only start a series that's already finished so I can binge the whole thing if I want to, but I broke my own rule and now I'm stuck waiting for Summer. 😬 3mo
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Megabooks @Ddzmini 😊😊😊❤️ 3mo
Megabooks @ImperfectCJ That‘s why I usually don‘t read series unless I come across them years after they‘re published. Thanks for the heads up! 3mo
Nute No word on Summer‘s publication date, but I believe it‘s not expected until 2020. The novels are stand-alone, but have interconnected stories...that kind of thing forces me to wait until they are all available.🙂 3mo
Megabooks @Nute the hardcovers are so pretty, I wanted to get them, but I read so many books, it‘s hard to keep the details. I guess I‘ll wait for Summer! 3mo
LeahBergen I want to read that series, too! 3mo
Megabooks @LeahBergen so many books, so little time! 3mo
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Freespirit
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Stop over in Tokyo on way to Europe. Loved these beautiful Origami book marks..so much work in making them!!! Tokyo is vibrant, hot and humid. Love it😍Reading Ali Smith‘s Autumn..which I am not so sure about😬

LeeRHarry I loved Tokyo too, have a great trip! 3mo
CarolynM I loved Autumn, but it's probably not great travel reading. Safe travels🙂 3mo
LapReader Gorgeous. Have a wonderful time. Nothing better than Europe in the summer. 3mo
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Freespirit Thanks @LeeRHarry the food is amazing😍 3mo
Freespirit I just haven‘t got into it @CarolynM ..I sent the Bridge on before I left!😊 3mo
Freespirit Thanks @LapReader Allissa I am so looking forward to it! 3mo
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ThatNewBookSmell
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Pickpick

Wow. This was mesmerising. Flashes of memory, inspiration, love mixed with themes of Brexit, inequality, and impotent rage at the world. All presented in this dream like haze. Totally blew me away. My first one by Ali Smith. It won‘t be my last.

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Mel01
Autumn | Ali Smith
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It‘s an autumn Sunday morning here. So what else is there to do but begin this book and snuggle with my cat listening to the rain. 🍂 ☔️

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fleeting
Autumn | Ali Smith

I wanna try Ali Smith's seasonal series of books but wondering if I'll enjoy it and will be able to relate to it. Also Rachel Cusk's series. I'm looking for something like Ferrante's tetralogy. I loved all of Ferrante's works. Any suggestions? 😊👯‍♀️👀

Megabooks I liked Autumn, but haven‘t read Winter yet. I found Cusk to be very cerebral and slow. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
fleeting @Megabooks thank you! I think I'll try Smith first, then. :) 7mo
Centique I can‘t think of anything very like Ferrante - but in terms of a series of books about growing up female, poor and overcoming, have you read Maya Angelou‘s autobiographies? They start with 7mo
fleeting @Centique I haven't read her, but it's about time! Thanks for the recommendation! ❣ 7mo
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Tonton
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Pickpick

I‘ve come late to Ali Smith, but will make up for it. Brilliant story of 32 year old Elisabeth and 101 year old Daniel, and their friendship, which began when she was a child. Arty-art, the importance thereof; mortality, despair, humanity, fearlessness in the face of political and bureaucratic falseness, love, and change so elegantly put together in a non-linear way. It‘s lovely, offering a glimpse of hope in a world gone crazy the past few years.

Graywacke I‘m late to her too, now ready to read anything she wrote. I read this in January. 7mo
sarahbarnes Great review. Love her and this book. 7mo
CarolynM Great review. I loved this one, and Winter. Looking forward to getting to Spring soon. 7mo
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Emilymdxn
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#frideas @SailorMoon

1. I genuinely love all of them but spring and autumn probably

2. Yellow roses, they were the first flowers my bf ever bought me

3. I already tagged this with my favourite season cause i wasn‘t paying attention sorry 😐

4. Yeah my hay fever is so bad but I try really hard not to let it keep me indoors

5. 💚💚💚💚💚 will do

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 hope you'll be doing well this Spring 😉 8mo
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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

I was sceptical about whether I could enjoy a book which involved brexit this much but I was pleasantly surprised! My favourite Ali Smith for definite. It was so sensitive and human, it didn‘t trivialise politics but it didn‘t feel like it was trying to be journalism rather than a novel (one of my biggest pet peeves). I can‘t wait to read Winter ( @Naj thank you for recommending!)

Naj Yayyy! So glad you liked it. It was my first Ali Smith and I hadn't read anything like this before. Your review is bang on; she manages to humanize politics which makes all the difference between a novel and a news report. I also liked the subtle humour - the passport office scenes were so funny. Hope you love Winter as well. 8mo
CarolynM Great review. I loved the book too. Politics can have such a big impact on the mood in people and place. I think this is what she captures so well both in this one and in Winter. 8mo
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Emilymdxn
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Starting this one today, I‘ve been hearing great things for so long!

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Graywacke
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Pickpick

Ali Smith is a new favorite author. Spent my sick day afternoon reading her take on Pauline Boty, immigration paranoia and Brexit, a bunch of fun and curious literary references, and a whole lot more. She is effortlessly clever and actually a quick sharp easy read.

kylienoele Wow! Our dogs look so similar!!! 10mo
Graywacke @kylienoele I found a picture of your pup and she is elegant and beautiful. Pepper got the German Shepherd anxiety 🙄 and few other features. We did genetic test on her once and results were entertaining and uselessly vague, but she might have some greyhound 🤷🏻‍♂️ 10mo
CarolynM Great review. You've summed up my feelings better than I managed. Winter is pretty terrific too. 10mo
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Graywacke @CarolynM Thanks! Definitely want to read Winter (and then Spring). 10mo
kylienoele Daisy has the nervousness as well! She‘s a German Shepard/ rat terrier mix, I actually got to see the parents! They just look so similar! 😂 10mo
Graywacke @kylienoele rat terrier and German ... 😮 Peps mom was a rescue and looked like a corgi/husky mix and my wife wanted a corgi. The puppy came out a little different. 😁 Our neighbors call her our corgi 🤣🤣 (while she‘s frantically barking at them, of course ) 10mo
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Graywacke
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Medicine for my flu-thing

Reviewsbylola Feel better! 10mo
BarbaraBB A good medicine I think 💕 10mo
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Graywacke @BarbaraBB it‘s fun, perfect. (Especially after the ancient philosophy 😬) 10mo
DivineDiana Feel better! I have this book waiting on the TBR. 10mo
Graywacke @DivineDiana thanks. I do! Then I don‘t again...it‘s getting old. 😐 The book is great, really liking Ali Smith. 10mo
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cariashley
Autumn | Ali Smith
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At the end of every year I move all the books I acquired but didn‘t read from the past year (excluding subscription books) from one specific shelf to my main TBR shelves. I call it the ”annual shuffling of the books” (and my husband calls me crazy!). The pile is so much bigger than usual this year... I‘m gonna need more wine 😳

SheReadsAndWrites I love this idea!! 11mo
cariashley @SheReadsAndWrites it‘s actually a great visual way to see progress on your original TBR stack from the start of the year! 11mo
SheReadsAndWrites I really want to get more organized with my books in 2019. I buy them faster than I can read them ? and I want to slow down...read...not "forget" any. 11mo
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BookishTrish I do this every Sunday 11mo
Zelma That is such a great idea. And I love the whole “moving of the books” tradition. 11mo
LiteraryinLititz Cool! After you read a book, do you reshelve it in a different place? 11mo
cariashley @Zelma I weirdly look forward to it and start itching to move them in early December. Only reason I let myself do it early is I‘m going away for New Years! 11mo
cariashley @LiteraryinLititz oh yes, my “read” bookshelves are in a totally separate location 😆 11mo
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EmilyM
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Pickpick

This book definitely had good parts--mainly the relationship between Daniel and Elisabeth. It also was confusing in some of its abstraction, which frustrated me. I am an English major and English teacher, so I typically "get" the abstract, but I felt like this was over my head in parts. Not sure if it is because there was a lot that was exclusive to a time period and history I am not familiar with. But, I enjoyed it enough that I will read Winter.

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Libby1
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Pickpick

My boy looking autumnal.

A strange, mesmerising, meaningful book. I was charmed by it.

Thanks again, @Moray_Reads . 🧡

Moray_Reads I am always happy to pass on the joy that is Ali Smith. I'm glad you enjoyed it 12mo
Libby1 @Moray_Reads - my first Ali Smith won‘t be my last. I hope you‘re well. 🍁 12mo
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Pamwurtzler
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Pickpick

Not a super successful photo, but that‘s what I get at 75 mph on the highway. I can‘t decide about this book- a lot of it was SO good, and then a lot of it was just so abstract. I‘m sure I missed most of it. #booked2018 #MCover70

Cinfhen Sometimes a book is wayyyy over my head too! But I‘m just glad I can enjoy bits of it😜 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#FinallyFall
BUT is it where you live?! Our weather is all over the place!!! It‘s raining so I couldn‘t take a picture outside 🍂🍁😩

Happy Thursday everyone!!

#Fallintoreading

Lexeegee Oklahoma had about a week of autumn. Now it‘s raining and dreary. 🍂 ☔️ 13mo
Andrew65 I see a couple of Fredrik Backman books trying to arm their way into this picture! Autumn here but like a Spring day. However the remnants of a hurricane heading our way on Friday night and Saturday. 13mo
CarolynM It's spring where I live🙂 Great book for any season in our current world. 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 I have to read them!!! So little time!! Be safe!! 💗 13mo
vkois88 It was really warm yesterday, today seems to be chillier but I haven't actually been out myself... today's the worst I've felt so far and my sister has the car, so we are lounging around for the most part 13mo
mrp27 Still warm in Southern California. 🙄 I miss the 4 seasons. 13mo
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Libby1
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“The ideal woman, a kind of faithful slave, who administers without a word of complaint and certainly no payment, who speaks only when spoken to and is a jolly good chap. But a revolution is on the way, all over the country young girls are starting and shaking and if they terrify you they mean to...”

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Libby1
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“Then the other person in the dialogue said, ‘well, you would say that. Get over it. Grow up. Your time‘s over. Democracy. You lost.‘

It is like democracy is a bottle someone can threaten to smash and do a bit of damage with. It has become a time of people saying stuff to each other and none of it actually becoming dialogue.

It is the end of dialogue.”

Thanks so much for this book, @Moray_Reads . ❤️

Moray_Reads It's fantastic but man, it's tough to read sometimes 💔 13mo
Libby1 @Moray_Reads - it is one that I will definitely read again. It is so rich in thought and meaning. I‘d heard good things about Ali Smith. Thank you for putting her work in my hands 13mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#Autumnal #31bookpics
🍂🍁 🧡

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bedandabook
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Ali Smith on October 💕

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saresmoore
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Gratuitous picture of my kiddos looking all cute and autumnal with their freshly carved jack-o-lanterns.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙 They are so precious! 13mo
britt_brooke Cuties! Love the pumpkins, too. 🎃 13mo
emilyhaldi Fun!! 🍁🎃 13mo
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AmyG Your girls are beautiful. 13mo
swishandflick Such cuties!!! 13mo
Bookzombie So cute! 🎃🎃 13mo
Tamra Sweet! 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage So stinking cute!! 🍁🍂🎃🎃 13mo
CouronneDhiver Awww - that‘s frame worthy. Great photo! 13mo
Eggs Adorable! They're keepers💖❣️❤️ 🎃🎃 13mo
Chrissyreadit Love your picture! The girls are adorable! 🧡🧡🧡 13mo
Joanielovesbooks 🎃💗🍁 13mo
Texreader Adorable! And so are the girls!! 13mo
RadicalReader @saresmoore better pumpkin carving than I could ever do it is remarkable how talented children are 13mo
Suet624 Sara, those girls are just too much. I love them so much. 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful girls and lovely pic! 🧡💛🍂🍁 13mo
BarbaraBB Lovely. The left one looks just like you, I think 😉😘 13mo
LeahBergen Nope. I can‘t even. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Branwen Sooooo cute! 💕🎃 13mo
Cinfhen My fairies are growing up 🧡💛🧡💛🧡💛🧡gorgeous photo 13mo
Kalalalatja What a great photo! 13mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous girls 💕💕💕 13mo
batsy Precious cuties! 🧡🧡 The autumnal vibe of this photo is so calming. 13mo
saresmoore @BarbaraBB She does! We went to the library yesterday and she decided she wanted to dress as my twin, so she put on a black top and jeans (mom uniform) and even wore a similar necklace to mine. The librarian noticed we were matching, but then pointed out that he, too, was wearing dark jeans and a black shirt! Lucy was so embarrassed. 😅 13mo
BarbaraBB Haha, That‘s so funny. And embarrasing of course 😀💕 13mo
RealLifeReading What a great photo! 13mo
Moray_Reads @saresmoore more than just a uniform for mothers, clearly! 😂 13mo
tracey38 What a great picture. Your girls are beautiful. Love the whole autumnal atmosphere. 13mo
Christine 🧡🖤🧡 13mo
rubyslippersreads I 🧡🧡🧡 everything about this picture. 🎃 13mo
AlaMich That photo is awesome!! They‘re adorable!! 13mo
DivineDiana Frame worthy! I can feel the love! 🧡 13mo
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Pamwurtzler
Autumn | Ali Smith
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I think this is my line-up for the final season of #booked2018! Thanks to the Goodreads group for the suggestions.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good stuff!! 13mo
Cinfhen Yay❣️❣️❣️and so happy the GoodReads group helped 😻😻😻 13mo
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bedandabook
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Today has been the perfect day, snuggled up reading with tea and a hot water bottle with the excuse of a cold. This book has sat patiently on my TBR since it was published, but I am determined to read it this autumn. I may be juggling three books already, but I‘m finally starting!

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Moray_Reads
Autumn | Ali Smith
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1. My bed or the armchair in the living room
2. I love reading snacks but tea is my essential
3. I'm not really a "warm and fuzzy" reader but Middle-earth is my fictional special place when I need a retreat, so Tolkien? Or Terry Pratchett.
4. Anyone else who is running late for #tuesdaytidbits! @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 13mo
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JillR
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Bailedbailed

I just can‘t do this one; my brain is frazzled this past couple of weeks and this isn‘t helping. I feel like there‘s a story in here I want to read - I loved the chapters about the Post Office and GP receptionist - but I can‘t do the writing style right now so I‘m moving on.

emtobiasz I love Ali Smith but her writing style definitely demands full attention. My brain definitely couldn‘t handle that all the time! 14mo
JillR @emtobiasz 🤯 = this is me 14mo
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JillR I love that hashtag @cinfhen - hate bailing but am trying to embrace it haha! 14mo
Cinfhen Sometimes letting go is the best thing to do.....😘 14mo
Cathythoughts I read this for Bookclub... but I was not a fan. I would have bailed , only for the Bookclub... 14mo
JillR @cathythoughts I enjoyed the Elisabeth based chapters but just couldn‘t do the David/David-Elisabeth ones. It‘s short at least, so I nearly pressed on, but then, life‘s short too! 🤷‍♀️ 14mo
Cathythoughts I‘m back in Thomas Cromwell land again ( 😳) ... reading Dissolution by Sansom. It‘s really really good murder mystery. (edited) 14mo
JillR @cathythoughts I‘ve got a feeling I might have tried that one some time ago but didn‘t finish...I have no recollection why. Maybe I need to do a Wolf Hall and try again! 14mo
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JillR
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Confessions: yes I‘ve had this a while but was saving it until Autumn properly hit, or at the very least I could get an autumn-y photo 🙈, and I‘ve never read this author before because she‘s one of the #authorsimscaredof. Anyway, this was a gift from my husband and I don‘t want him to stop buying me because because I don‘t read them, so I‘m diving in..!

emilyhaldi Oooohh I love Ali Smith and this book!!! Hope you like it 🤗 14mo
susanw This was my first of her books and I now want to read everything she wrote. Enjoy! 14mo
JillR @SusanW good news, hope I feel the same! @emilyhaldi I‘ve loved everything you‘ve given a 👍 to recently so hope it‘s the same here too! I‘m finding it a bit odd, but not in a bad way, so far... 14mo
emilyhaldi @JillR agreed, we have very similar taste in books I think!!! Ali smith is definitely a particular taste - very focused on nuance and stream-of-consciousness, not so much plot. I love her style but it‘s def not for everyone!! Excited to see what you think 😊 14mo
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Azar
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Well. While we're here,let's just always hold out hope for the person who says it.

Says what, Mr Gluck? Elisabeth said

Sure you want war? Daniel said
#autumn

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scripturient
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Autumn is coming. ❤️😍🍁🎃🧣

tracey38 🧡💛🍂🍁💛🧡 14mo
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hermyknee
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#hellothursday (almost Friday!)

1. Fall, usually
2. Oooh - Apple cider, I think.
3. Both set off my allergies, but I‘ll go with hayride!
4. I‘ve never lived somewhere where that‘s a possibility 😞
5. Sure! I‘m not a huge fan of the pumpkin spice latte, but I do enjoy a good pumpkin cream cheese muffin on occasion 😊

Fun questionnaire @wanderinglynn !

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍎🍁🌻 14mo
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Cathythoughts
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#septemberDanes #DejaVu I wasn‘t a fan of this book .. but I do love our present season of Autumn 🍂.. it brings up strong personal deja vu for me ❤️💔. Is it just me ? Or do people have a season that is particularly deja vu for them .. maybe a crazy question 🤷🏻‍♀️

TrishB Not a fan of the book either! I know what you mean about Autumn though..... 1y
Cinfhen I tried this one but it wasn‘t for me either...and I totally get what u mean about seasonal #dejaVous 😉 1y
Kalalalatja I think the book was okay, but I wasn‘t blown away 🤷‍♀️ and I love Autumn! 1y
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TheWintergarden Yes there's an emotional shift with the dawn of every new season.🌝 1y
Cathythoughts @cinfhen yes ! ThNkyou 😘 1y
Cathythoughts @TrishB there really is something about it 👍🏻. And wait till the first fire gets lit ... I can‘t wait 😊 1y
Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja Autumn 🍂❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts @TheWintergarden beautifully put 💫💫💫 1y
KateFulfordAuthor @Cathythoughts My favourite season too 1y
Cathythoughts @KateFulfordAuthor yes 💫there‘s just something about it. 1y
saresmoore Yes! For me, it‘s early spring. I think it has to do with the way the sun shines. 1y
youneverarrived Autumn feels like that for me too. Something about that time of year 🍂🍁 1y
Cathythoughts @saresmoore all the seasons are so lovely... my mother loved Spring too ❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived I‘m an Autumn lover as well 🍂 1y
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dpbedford1
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Panpan

Disjointed and lacking purpose but occasionally liberating and ethereal. Underlying themes of Brexit, and divisions created through modern migration. The story of a girl becoming a young woman while trying to break down society‘s constraints. A friendship with a free-spirited old man. Some beautiful passages painting pictures but some that you gain as much from as staring at a collage. Arty escapism with a touch of pessimistic social commentary.

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scripturient
Autumn | Ali Smith
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It‘s started to feel very autumny in my neck of the woods. Will be sending out my #fallingforfallswap package as well as my #Litsyaroundtheworld and #screamsbymail parcels this week. :)

julesG It's strange how it went from scorching to cold within such a short time. 1y
AmyG At night it‘s freezing here. I am very excited for my first Colorado fall. 1y
Heideschrampf Oh my, still sitting on my #litsyaroundtheworld too! It just needs some goodies for the notebook. Oops 1y
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Heideschrampf
Autumn | Ali Smith
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I got introduced to the works of Muriel Spark today by Ali Smith. After the lecture I went to have my edition of Autumn signed and asked her which Spark novel she‘d recommend to start with, she asked me what my all time favorite book was (pfff...) and recommendet to start with the first one. Then she gave me the printed lecture as a present!!! What a lovely, intelligent and kind woman. We‘re best friends now 😍😉

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Yossarian
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

I loved this book! But I‘m pretty sure I missed half of what was going on.

In a novel without spoilers, since not much actually happened — what happened to Daniel‘s sister? What was the double level barbed wire fence? Was anyone ever a Nazi? Why was Christine Keeler on trial in Daniel‘s dream? Anything else I missed?

josie281 It was the most beautiful book with minimal action 1y
Clare_Riley @Yossarian I loved this book, and it started my Ali Smith obsession. I think I need to read it again.... 1y
dpbedford1 The double electric fence was a refugee detention center. Immigration, Brexit, and this unfortunate modern situation we find ourselves in was a main theme to the book. 1y
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CarolynM
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

I just loved this book. There may not be much of a plot, but there is so much humanity and wisdom in it. And it made me think. I loved the way the author folded the historical events and people into her fiction. I've not read Ali Smith before, but I think I'll be reading more of her work in the future.

JennyM I adored this book, too. The post office scene was hilarious and very true to life. Xx 1y
CarolynM @JennyM Yes! I have dreams like that when I'm feeling stressed😫😂 1y
emilyhaldi This is the book that first got me hooked on Ali Smith. ❤️ 1y
Cinfhen I‘ve tried several of her books but I‘ve never gotten passed the first chapter. 🤷‍♀️ 1y
Cathythoughts Thsts great you loved it ! so interesting too , our Bookclub was split on this one. I wasn‘t a fan ... I love a good old fashioned story. I wouldn‘t be inclined to read any more of her books 1y
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