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Autumn
Autumn | Ali Smith
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MittenGirlPeach
Autumn | Ali Smith
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So, I got as far as the harvest snack mix and I tore it open and started eating it! What a terrific swap box. Three great books, including the first in a series I‘ve long wanted to read! And socks and more treats and NOTEBOOKS! My heart 🧡. Happy Halloween Eve to all! #HHS @wanderinglynn

Nessavamusic Yay I‘m so glad you liked it! 1mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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I love fall and seeing all of the #leaves 🍂🤎

#OminousOctober

Eggs Pretty picture 🍁🧡🍁 1mo
IuliaC Beautiful photo! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you 🧡🍂 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @IuliaC thank you!! 🤎🍁 1mo
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erickahhh
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Mehso-so

I read this book on the 21st of September to officially get ready for the fall. I loved the tone of this book, making me feel like it was fall. Does that make sense? The way this book moved was melancholy, bittersweet, and optimistic. It was a quick read and got me fully into the fall spirit!

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RaeLovesToRead
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Thanks for the tag! @ravenlee 😊💕
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

- I would say Autumn is a brief hiatus! A magical, yummy-smelling time where I get to wear jumpers and take bracing walks, before the excitement of Christmas. It's a time to cling on to, knowing that I'm soon going to have to survive January-March 😵

- I hope to become an Auntie 😇

Also, I started a journey of self improvement about a week ago and I am already feeling improved 😁

Eggs Love your description of autumn💕👏🏻🍁. Congratulations on the coming Auntie-ness 🎉👶🏼 2mo
DaveGreen7777 Awww! Auntie Dr. Rae has a nice ring to it! 😊 2mo
ravenlee That all sounds wonderful! Congrats on impending Auntie-hood! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead @Eggs @DaveGreen7777 @ravenlee Thank you all 😊💕 (Yes, I shall insist on them using my full title, Dave! 😉) 2mo
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AllDebooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#naturaLitsy

Woohoo, it's officially my favourite time of year. Happy Autumn Equinox to you all. Let the witchetty fun begin x

Dilara Thank you ! A great autumn to everyone 😁 2mo
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Caroline2
Autumn | Ali Smith
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My overly ambitious Autumn TBR pile!! 😆 🤦‍♀️

TrishB That depends how long autumn is 😁 3mo
Caroline2 @TrishB 😆 That‘s true! I can go right up to Christmas right?! 😉 3mo
Richryan52 You need a Holmes boo there 2mo
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charl08
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Casual investigation of a pile of books (for charity) in a cafe turned up a near pristine copy of Autumn. So now I have the full set, for much less than the scary ebay quote. Jammy! 🥳

BkClubCare Jammy!! (edited) 3mo
CarolynM 👏👏👏 3mo
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kspenmoll
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#roll100
Hoping this will help me with my mountain of a TBR.
These have been on my shelves for years!!!!

#12–Autumn by Ali Smith

#54– Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

#95–Before the Coffee Gets Cold

PuddleJumper Whoo! 3mo
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AnneCecilie
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#AlphabetGame #LetterA

Post your favourite letter A book.

I‘m not much of a rereader, but this one of few books I‘ve actually reread. I love it so much.

Tagging anyone who wants to join in.

Thanks for the tag @Andrew65
Great idea @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Andrew65 Not read this, I obviously need to search it out. 4mo
KCofKaysville And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie is a book I read years ago. 4mo
Bookish_Viking Yes, this is back! My favorite Litsy game. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is on my shelf 📚 thanks for playing! 4mo
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BkClubCare
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

I was blown away by the experience of this book! Not knowing what to expect other than being safely in the capable hands of a writer-provocateur, I very much enjoyed the artwork, feminism, thoughts on aging, and discussions on memory.

I don‘t know any more about the series - does Winter give us the same characters?

Ruthiella I‘ve only read Autumn but as I understand it, characters may make cameos in later books but they otherwise don‘t reoccur. 4mo
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - thanks Ruthiella! I look forward to reading it; was just curious. 4mo
CarolynM I loved all 4 of the seasons. My (unreliable) memory is that the Autumn characters don‘t appear in Winter but get a mention in Summer. 4mo
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BkClubCare
Autumn | Ali Smith
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This isn‘t fiction, the man says. This is the Post Office.

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Jas16
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

I am glad I waited awhile before reading this because had I read it when the hype was at its highest I‘m not sure I would have enjoyed as much as I did. This book wasn‘t quite what I expected but in some ways that made it better. I laughed at the post office scenes, felt my blood pressure rise reading the reflections on Brexit and immigration, and was so charmed by the friendship at the heart of it. I am eager to carry on with the rest of quartet.

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AnneCecilie
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

I‘m so glad I decided to reread this. If possible I loved it even more in a second reading than the first time I read it. It‘s amazing.

We follow Elisabeth, her mother Wendy and their neighbor Daniel.

I love Elisabeth and Daniel‘s friendship despite the age difference, when she‘s 32, he‘s a 100. As a kid, he took her seriously and had her thinking. I also loved how he‘s always asking her “What you reading?”

⬇️

AnneCecilie A book about Brexit, history and memories. A book about art, and especially Pauline Boty. A book about stories. A book about immigrants and immigration. (edited) 11mo
AshleyHoss820 I loved Winter too, but I honestly think Autumn is my favorite! 11mo
AnneCecilie @AshleyHoss820 In the Seasonal Quartet, Autumn is my favorite, but I plan on rereading them all as preparation for the Companion Piece coming out in May. 11mo
AshleyHoss820 @AnneCecilie Oh my gosh, how exciting! I didn‘t know there was a new piece coming out! I may have to dive back in as well! 11mo
Cathythoughts Lovely cloth in the picture ❤️ 11mo
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AnneCecilie
Autumn | Ali Smith
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She took the Pauline Boty exhibition catalogue to college and put it on her tutor‘s desk.
Oh, right. Boty, the tutor said.
He shook his head.
Tragic story, he said.
Then he said, they‘re pretty dismissible. Poor paintings. Not very good. She was quite Julie Christie. Very striking girl. […] She was gorgeous. But not a painter of anything more than of minor interest. She stole everything of any note in her work from Warhol and Blake.

AnneCecilie (Sunflower Woman by Boty ca 1963. How easy it is to dismiss women) 11mo
DivineDiana Love this! ❤️ 11mo
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AnneCecilie
Autumn | Ali Smith
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I‘m so glad I‘ve started rereading this.

This is part of an dialogue taking place at the Post Office, and it‘s just too hilarious.

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melissajayne
Autumn | Ali Smith
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1) Can‘t think of one

2) That it‘s that much closer to Christmas

#sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz I‘m getting excited for Christmas too! I‘ve already started my shopping! Thanks for sharing! 13mo
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kspenmoll
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#haunted #2021 #falltradition

Fall traditions: Mums, pumpkins, gords,leaf flag

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it 🧡🧡🧡 13mo
Eggs Beautiful flowers 🌺 13mo
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ValerieAndBooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

I very nearly bailed on this when I realized it was more of a stream-of-consciousness style. So glad I stayed with it. Interesting how the real stories of a mostly forgotten 1960s female artist and also Brexit are integrated into the lives of fictional characters Elisabeth and her elderly friend Daniel. I‘ll definitely seek more of Ali Smith (a couple of her books— not this one— are on the #1001Books list).

Liz_M I really enjoyed this series! I just wish I had read them closer together so i could see more of the interconnections between the books. 14mo
Lindy It‘s a brilliant quartet. I‘m glad you stuck with it. 14mo
Suet624 I love her work. 14mo
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ValerieAndBooks @Liz_M hmm, good reason for me to pick up the next one while Autumn is still fresh in my mind 😊 13mo
ValerieAndBooks @Lindy when I thought, “I think I‘ll bail” I rifled through the pages to try to decide, and came across one of the passport stories (so funny) and decided to start over from the beginning 😊 13mo
ValerieAndBooks @Suet624 I‘m looking forward to finding and reading more by her! 13mo
Lindy @ValerieAndBooks My sister says she likes Winter best of the quartet, and it comes next in the series, so it makes sense to pick up that one next. Personally, I can‘t pick a favourite out of the four. Love them all! 13mo
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ValerieAndBooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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One of the best descriptions of October I‘ve ever read.

vivastory I love this... 14mo
Kappadeemom Welllll….unless you live in Florida 😂🙋🏼‍♀️ 14mo
Leftcoastzen I loved her whole seasons series but I think I liked Autumn the best! 14mo
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ValerieAndBooks @vivastory nice, isn‘t it 🍁🍂? 13mo
ValerieAndBooks @Kappadeemom ha! Very good point. 13mo
ValerieAndBooks @Leftcoastzen I definitely plan to find the rest! 13mo
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Teresereading
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#FallTreasures Prompt #OctoberTBR
@eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

It's actually springtime on this side of the world but it's been a great challenge.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🧡🧡🧡 1y
Eggs Lovely choice and thanks for joining in the fun 🥰 1y
Teresereading Thanks for hosting 1y
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OriginalCyn620
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Panpan

This was an earlier DNF for me, and I think my first instinct was correct. Maybe an #unpopularopinion, but I‘m not even sure what I just read. Some parts were beautiful and some parts were weird, but overall, I‘m not sure what the point was supposed to be. My favorite parts were the post office scenes - very funny!

#bookspinbingo - used a free space

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!!! 1y
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rachaich
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

What wonderful prose.
Really liked the balance between the female narrator and his memories.
Very interesting reading about Brexit and associated society thoughts.
About to start Winter...

CarolynM I loved all 4 of these, but Autumn was probably my favourite. (edited) 1y
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rachaich
Autumn | Ali Smith
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I've wanted to read this series for a while and the library miraculously had the first three in together 🤗🤗🤩🤩😍😍🍂🍂🍃🍃

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AshleyHoss820
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

This is my 2nd/3rd Ali Smith & she just does not get enough love, in my humble opinion. She‘s like if someone wrote down a surreal, fever dream. Her writing engulfs you & takes you down a visual journey. Sometimes my husband asks me what my book is about & I struggle to answer with Smith because it‘s about SO MUCH. This book, about the friendship between Elisabeth and the now-101-year-old Mr. Gluck, is beautiful. I borrowed this but I‘m buying it.

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Avanders
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

Finished another puzzle and another book..

I‘m quite a fan of the Daniel Gluck story line... The rest was fine. I found some of it boring & some of it interesting, but nothing that I needed to know. So, fine. I *do* like the theme & think Smith did a fine job with it. I think if I had more time & patience (both being in short supply these days), & I could read the whole quartet at once, I would quite enjoy it. Maybe something to look forward to..

LiteraryinLawrence I have this puzzle and have done it more than once. I love it! 2y
Gissy What a beautiful puzzle!!!😱❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Cupcake12 Love this x 2y
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Liz_M
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

How unexpected. I‘d heard about Smith‘s use of very current events (Brexit, Trump) and was presuming realism. Instead, the story of Elisabeth and her long friendship with Daniel, a childhood, senior, neighbor, is like a leaf in the wind, sometimes circling back on itself, sometimes whisking off in another direction. There are surreal moments and allusions to literature and art and clever word play, and layers of self-reference. A book to re-read.

Liz_M 4⭐ #BookSpinBingo, @TheAromaofBooks, @Clwojick, #MerryReaders #WinterGames
+1 participation +15 TBR; +120 for 4 hrs reading for #ReadYourWay, @TheSpineView, #AVeryMerryBingo, (Miracle) @Jadams1776, #FestiveFlicks, (1st in series) @Traci1
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TheSpineView 😊👍❤ 2y
arubabookwoman I just finished this last night-one of few books I managed to read in 1 day. I messed up by reading the quartet out of order, so I‘ve already read Summer and Winter (2 & 4 of the series). I loved this one, probably more than Summer. It‘s different, I think, than the other 2. I remember the Christine Keeler scandal, but had never heard of Pauline Boty. How does she know all this stuff?? 2y
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daena
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Taking pleasure in the quiet moments this morning. While everyone is still in dreamland snoring away, I am peacefully enjoying a cup of tea and my book.

Suet624 Great book to read in the quiet of a morning. 2y
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Megabooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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I‘m not much on season reading, so I went easy on the tag!

1. ⬆️ not big on seasonal reading, so it will be whatever strikes my fancy!
2. Homemade vegetable soup 😋 Fun fact: I had never had canned soup until college and have always made fresh soups since!
3. Historically ST:TNG, currently Hell‘s Kitchen 🔥

#thoughtfulthursday

Reviewsbylola Canned soup is so not my thing either! 2y
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xicanti
Autumn | Ali Smith
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I did some more #audiosewing earlier: two new masks for my dad, including a Remembrance Day one.

I‘ve gotta say, I had this idea in my head that I‘d love Ali Smith on contact, and I was a little disappointed when I didn‘t. AUTUMN is instantly intriguing, but it takes time for the emotional side to build; for the relationships and the Brexit commentary to layer into something deep and special.

Alfoster Those masks are very cool!😍 2y
xicanti @Alfoster thanks! 2y
SamAnne Oh I love the Remembrance one. 2y
xicanti @SamAnne it seemed like a good solution to the eternal “poppy falls off and/or stabs you a lot” problem, even though you do have to snip the poppy off to wash the mask, then sew it back on after. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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How beautiful are these?!?! 🌸🌼🌺

Texreader Gorgeous photo!! 2y
DrexEdit Wow! 😍🤩 2y
Crazeedi Beautiful mums! 2y
Sparklemn Lovely!
2y
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CindiB
Autumn | Ali Smith
Pickpick

Hearing praise for this seasonal quartet, I decided to read it with the 1st release-in the 1st paragraph, I knew I‘d read it but could not remember when or what came next. Very odd. This time I benefitted by recognizing Brexit more. There‘s a lot going on here. Not sure what I think. Lovely neighbour for sure. Disappointed that this main character is so elusive. Beautifully written, provocative, but is it memorable? Probably not. 3/5

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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I‘m so happy that‘s it‘s fall!! 🍁🍂🧡

#ColorfulMoods
#SeptemberSenses

Bookwormjillk ME TOO!! 2y
TheBookStacker Man I wish! It was 82 here today 🥵 2y
Eggs Happy Fall 🍁🧡🍁 Y‘all 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙀🙀🙀 2y
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Books4Ever
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#Two4TuesdayGiveaway

@TheSpineView

Thanks for the tag @Annie1215

1. Keep unless one of my sisters wants to borrow, but they must be returned because they are precious 😊

2.Tagged: Autumn by Ali Smith

Play along: @sprainedbrain and @ShyBookOwl

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and good luck! 2y
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TheBookStacker
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Red Flag Advisory, Wind Advisory, Air Quality Alert. Oh the joys of Southern California living. Don‘t plan to leave the house today because every time I go outside I start uncontrollably sneezing from the smoke from the fires. So I‘m cozying in today with this book and hoping for better weather soon.

kspenmoll Take care! My brother is in Penngrove just beyond Petaluma. It‘s been quite the vigil. 2y
mdm139 We have an “off the meter” bad air quality warning today too from the smoke. The sky is orangey. And it is such a bummer too cause a cold front finally moved in and it‘s almost 40 degrees cooler than yesterday. I want to open windows and sit outside to read but can‘t. 2y
mdm139 The sky kinda looks like the cover of your book 2y
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TheBookStacker @mdm139 it looks apocalyptic outside here! 2y
Texreader Hope you are doing ok!! Stay safe! 2y
TheBookStacker @Texreader staying inside with the air purifier on. Coughing a lot from the smoke, poor dog can‘t do it. 2y
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nao
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

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Rating: 4/5 ⭐
Started reafing #ebook, it's good so far but tbh nothing beats the magic of paper books!!
📖📖
Autumn by Ali Smith is beautiful! 🍁🍂 .
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#book
#CURRENTLYREADING
#autumn
#alismith

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Megabooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Literally the worst literalist, I have to make a decision every time I read a series as to whether to buy the whole thing over years and read at once or read each as it comes. With Ali‘s Seasonal Series, I‘ve waited four years and collected them all to start book one...going in. Not usually a series reader! #tarottakeover #twoofwands

Prairiegirl_reading I have the same problem with series and then I get distracted by other things and never get to them. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
Megabooks @Prairiegirl_reading lol!! Yeah, I‘m sure there are some I‘ve completely forgotten about! 2y
CarolynM I've just started Summer. Hope you enjoy the series as much as I have. 2y
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Megabooks @CarolynM I hope so too! 2y
Reviewsbylola That foursome gives me so much joy to look at. Haven‘t read any of them though! 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola aren‘t they pretty? 2y
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CarolynM
Autumn | Ali Smith
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#20series20days Seasonal Quartet

I have absolutely loved Ali Smith's meditations on the state of modern Britain and I can't wait to read the last one.

Ruthiella I was just thinking when I saw your haul earlier if someone had mentioned Smith‘s seasonal quartet! 2y
CarolynM @Ruthiella Couldn't do this series until Summer arrived🙂 2y
Andrew65 Look good. 2y
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Libby1 Did you like Winter? I enjoyed Autumn but winter was a bit 🍌👖for me. 2y
CarolynM @Libby1 I did like Winter. Not as much as Autumn or Spring, though. The child's head stuff was a bit weird, but I sort of got the Barbara Hepworth reference (it probably helps that I like her work) and I very much liked the family dynamics. 2y
Libby1 Good to know. I do plan to read the remaining two books, so it didn‘t put me off that much! 2y
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Megabooks
Autumn | Ali Smith
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It‘s sunny and cerebral here with a side of dad washing the windows and doing outdoor things because of Mother‘s Day! Great day, great book! #autumninthespring

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nathandrake1997
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

A bitingly sharp snapshot of the times we live in and in a way, the times we are headed towards. While rough around the edges, this is nevertheless an essential read!

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Augustdana
Autumn | Ali Smith
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New in from my favourite local book store! Got autumn used for a great price. Already read winter, looking forward to this.

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kalinichta
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

Well, I just fell right off the radar, didn't I? Life has been... challenging. But I've still been reading. Just finished the above, my first Ali Smith, and I'm enchanted. The dreaminess, wordplay, humor, astute insight, and heart of this book had me enraged from the start and didn't let me down. A book to be cherished.

Megabooks She‘s a treasure! Welcome back! 3y
kalinichta @Megabooks I've already got Winter queued up to read. And thank you! 3y
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Esin
Autumn | Ali Smith
Pickpick

Super trippy and hard to put down (Katherine rec)

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perfectlywinged
Autumn | Ali Smith
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Pickpick

The last of my autumn reads. I thought the would be more stream of conscious then it was: I found this pretty accessible and easy to read actually. Following a dying man in the hospital and a 30 something woman who made friends with the dying man when she was girl, this was beautiful.

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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
Autumn | Ali Smith
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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. 3y
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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!!! 🍂🍁 3y
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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 🧡🍂🍁 3y
Lucy_Anywhere Great book... but I'll always love the Muppets version better 😀 3y
OriginalCyn620 I did! 😄📚🍁🍂 3y
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