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I really enjoyed this snarky adventure story. Many of the plot elements would sound ridiculous if I tried to explain them - but they work! I especially loved the overly enthusiastic aeslin mice with their religious observations - my favourite one being the holy feast of ‘I swear, daddy, I‘ll kiss the next man that walks through that door‘ (even if I could guess where that was going 😂)

faelinwolf The Aeslin mice are my absolute favorite! 🐀🐀🐀 I love this series. Hail! 3d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @faelinwolf, they are hilarious! Have you read them all? 3d
faelinwolf I'm a little behind. I've read through #5. I have 6 & 7 on my bookshelf! 3d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @faelinwolf, cool cool ☺️ was the change of main character ok? 3d
faelinwolf Yeah, I think so! I think it's fun to get to know other characters more in depth. 2d
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What did you think of Frank and Charlotte sleeping together ? Did it free her? Or liberate her? Was it necessary for the story?

AmyG I think it was necessary. He was a one and done guy. But she held his interest. And yes, she could be more free. What did she have to lose? 5d
RachelAmphlett I agree it was necessary from a story sense but I wonder if the tables are turning - does he need her more than she needs him? 5d
TheBookHippie @RachelAmphlett I think so at this point. 5d
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TheBookHippie @AmyG one and done 🤪 I think she intrigued him or reminds him of another life. 5d
JaclynW @RachelAmphlett Yes, I think so too. 5d
JaclynW @amyg @RachelAmphlett @thebookhippie I love seeing Charlotte discover herself. This was part of it I think 5d
Mitch @RachelAmphlett I agree - I think she's finding her strength easily and her youthfulness and resilience are doing her good service. I did worry about the kids being on their own though.... 5d
Sargar114 It felt inevitable, but I like that Charlotte seemed to be the one to initiate it. I agree with the others she‘s finding herself and her strength and Frank is also finding himself in a way. Maybe more a version of himself he never thought possible. 5d
AmyG Good point @RachelAmphlett about him needing her more. Perhaps that will be his downfall? 5d
Sargar114 @AmyG I can totally seeing it being his downfall. I‘d be surprised if he actually gets close to the plane to Vietnam 5d
kspenmoll @Sargar114 I thought there sleeping together was inevitable but I too lived that she took the initiative herself & She is finding out who she is & puts that first. 5d
Mdargusch I was shocked first of all since came from such a conservative life. It definitely liberated her from her past. 5d
Hooked_on_books I think it was freeing for Charlotte and helps to show the evolution of Frank‘s character. I worry about how badly Charlotte is going to be hurt in the end. 5d
Librarybelle I knew a relationship would begin. It's interesting to see how they are both using this as an opportunity to grow - we're seeing a more human side to Frank (the scene with Joan, his daydreaming of sorts about what life could be), and we're seeing Charlotte become a bit more liberated and in charge of her situation. 5d
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Untitled | Unknown
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Currently Reading: Harry Potter #5... I usually read when I get the opportunity which can be anytime but usually afternoon/evening....I honestly don‘t remember the last author I followed maybe Maureen Johnston author of Truly Devious series...

A Piece of Danish Happiness | Sharmi Albrechtsen
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I just signed up to #ReadingEurope2020, and I‘m excited! 🙌

@BarbaraBB asked for inspiration for Danish authors, so I thought I would compile a little sample of both classic and contemporay Danish authors, that I have read a liked/loved. There‘s a lot of crime/mystery writers in Denmark, but that‘s not my genre, so you‘ll have to find those for yourself 😅

List of authors in the comments 👇

Kalalalatja 1. Hans Christian Andersen - read his fairytales!
2. Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) - most known for Out of Africa
3. Hans Scherfig - The Stolen Spring is the only book I had to read in High School Danish, that I ended up loving
4. Jakob Ejersbo - his Africa trilogy is considered a bit of a masterpiece in Denmark
5. Lene Kaaberbøll - YA Fantasy writer
6. Olga Ravn - contemporay, poetic, and a bit weird
Crazeedi Thank you so much for the list! Very helpful to me for the challenge ❤ 1w
Kalalalatja Other noteworthy Danish authors (but not really my jam): Helle Helle, Dorthe Nors and Naja Marie Aidt - very Nordic, very contemporary, very minimalistic, very Danish 🇩🇰 1w
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Kalalalatja @Crazeedi I‘m hoping other European littens will do the same for their countries, otherwise I‘m lost 😅 1w
ljuliel Nice list. I like #5 ‘s hair. It‘s beautiful ! 1w
Laughterhp Oo thanks for the post! I think I‘ll try to read Hans Christian Anderson! 1w
ljuliel Not to sound like a total Dipstick ( but it wouldn‘t be the first time ), where‘s the guy that wrote OVE from ? 1w
Kalalalatja @ljuliel if I remember correctly, he‘s from Sweden 😊 1w
ljuliel Thank you. My geography skills could use some polishing up. 🗺 🌎 1w
squirrelbrain Thanks for this - really useful! 1w
BarbaraBB Thank you!!! This is so helpful. Especially to read some other writers than the crime ones. Andersen I grew up with 💕 1w
youneverarrived Thanks for this. I‘ll screenshot it for later 💕 1w
JennyM Thank you! And I love yourself description of #6! 1w
julesG Cool idea. I'll try coming up with a few German authors. 1w
LeeRHarry Thanks muchly 😊 1w
Librarybelle This is terrific! Thank you so much for posting these! 1w
Freespirit I love these posts showing European authors. I would love to read a Danish novel. Thank you😘 7d
Megabooks Awesome!! 7d
erzascarletbookgasm Awesome! Thanks! 7d
Cinfhen Cool!!! Happy birthday 🎁🎂🎈🎉 my sweet #LitsyDaughter ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️can‘t wait to see your birthday haul. I sent a little something your way but mail system isn‘t so cooperative with timing 😘😘 7d
CarolynM Thank you - very helpful😘 7d
batsy Thank you for the suggestions and happy birthday!! ❤️🎂🎉📚📚 7d
Freespirit Ooh thank you @Kalalalatja perfect. PS I fell in love with Copenhagen❤️ 6d
Megabooks Happy happy birthday!! Enjoy your day!! 🥳🥳📚📚🎉🎉🍾🥂 6d
ferskner JA TAK 4d
charl08 Wow. Not heard of any of those authors, thank you for sharing them! 3d
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Monstress Vol. 4 | Marjorie Liu
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It‘s Wednesday!!! I❤️#ncbd! Trades to read—Fear Agent, Vol. 1, Deadly Class, Vol. 8 & Monstress, Vol. 4. Several new comics out today & I picked up The Dollhouse Family #1, Family Tree #1, Far Sector #1 & Folklords #1. And ongoing comics—Wonder Woman #82, Collapser #5, & Runaways #27 (if you are a fan of Rainbow Rowell & not reading this comic, I urge to take a look, it‘s excellent). There is so much awesome here, I don‘t know where to start!

Big Words for Little People | Jamie Lee Curtis
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This NF book by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell is about helping little people (children) learn big words for big people (adults) to help connect everyone together. This is such a cute book that teachers can use as a RA since there are such big words a teacher will need to guide the students through the book. #ucflae3414f19

maciforster This book can be connected with EL strategy #5 so that students can follow along with the book and UDL principle 2.1 to go along with the big words (edited) 1w
maciforster This website gives a few classroom activities that you can use with your students: http://files.harpercollins.com/PDF/TeachingGuides/0061127590.pdf 1w
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Shopping Surprise! | Reader's Digest Association
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I NEEDED book #5 & went a hit overboard lol! Also bought a new purse & wallet!! 📚🎶💖🤯

CoverToCoverGirl No, no such thing as overboard with books! 📖😊 1w
SquidgetsRoom I agree lol but “some people” do 🙈🤯😬🤣 1w
SquidgetsRoom Wanna know what funny/frustrating about this @CoverToCoverGirl ? 3 of these I already had but didn‘t have them on my booklist! 🙈😬🎶📚 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Ouch! 👀🙄 7d
SquidgetsRoom I was mad, but decided to donate the duplicates to my local library. I‘ll trade the others in for credit once I‘ve read them. It just means that I need to make sure my book list is up to date! 🙈📚🎶💖 7d
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Housing Works Used Book Cafe | New York, NY (Bookstore)
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#bookshopping #KeepLitsyActive
#2. Author is most: usually buy authors I've been wanting to try or those I already like.
#5. Price is next when used book shopping- it's fun to find good deals.
#3 Title and #4 length occasionally - a really good title makes me take notice, but less likely to buy doorstops.
#6 I never read professional reviews, but if I'm new to an author I'll look at Goodreads ratings.
#1 Cover yes, but unconsciously.

Billypar Great question @ljuliel ! I always wonder this about other readers. Plot and reading the first page are my other main factors, along with author and price. 2w
ljuliel Thank you for the detailed explanation. It‘s interesting to see what attracts a person to a book. I always notice the title first. It doesn‘t mean I‘ll definitely buy it just due to that fact, but I like unusual or funny titles . I also don‘t read the super thick books any longer. I used to like them, but the older I get, the more daunting they seem. 😊 2w
Billypar @ljuliel I tend to remember my buys where title was a special factor. Dana Spiotta's 'Eat the Document' and Jeanette Winterson's 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit' come to mind. Will definitely be picking up the tagged collection mostly due to the title. 2w
ljuliel I‘ve not read that. I hope it‘s a good one for you ! 2w
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What do you make of Barone and the kid? Can you believe he killed those cops too? What do you think of the kid? Do you feel like we‘re just barrelling towards DANGER ? All the details and build up for one huge event ? And we‘re getting all the sides of the story from each person involved first?

Hooked_on_books I do think all these characters are headed for a major event/clash. I worry for Charlotte and her kids what that means for them. Barone seems to have no conscience. He‘s so matter of fact about what he does that I actually don‘t hate him. I worry about the boy with him—I don‘t think he has a clue what kind of danger he‘s in. 2w
TheBookHippie @Hooked_on_books I‘m so worried about that little boy!!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!!! Poor kid and he was trying to take care of him when he was sick 😓 2w
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AmyG Barone is a mobster, a killer. The kid is hoping to get ahead somehow...money, whatever. I agree....there will be a moment when this all comes together. 2w
Sargar114 I am partial to the kid since I have a son named Theodore (but we call him Teddy 😂). I think he just saw an opportunity and didn‘t think much of it. I agree I worry about what will happen. I like having the perspective of Barone though, it really adds to the suspense of the story. 2w
Librarybelle Yes, @Sargar114 ...I too like Barone's perspective in the story. Poor Theodore! I was waiting for Barone to take him out of the story, though I suppose he needs him for a little bit longer to drive cars. This is all leading up to something big. 2w
Jess861 I enjoy the kid - just trying to get ahead in life and off on a little adventure. He saved Barone's life and helped take care of him when needed so it will be interesting to see if Barone develops a heart for the kid. 2w
Sargar114 I certainly hope so @Jess861 2w
TheBookHippie @Jess861 I‘m so worried for him!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jess861 I like him too!! 1w
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Beyond All Dreams | Elizabeth Camden
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Day off from the kids reading spot #5. And the last one. I've got to head home in about an hour, so I thought I'd indulge myself with a little chocolate. 😁

LeahBergen Timmy‘s 👍🏻 2w
smilingshelves @LeahBergen It's a good thing the closest one to me is half an hour away, or I'd probably be there every day! 😄 2w
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