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kwmg40
a Scurry of Squirrels | Polly Pullar
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Pickpick

A low pick, this book was sent to me by a fellow #BookCrossing member and is quite charming and informative but a little repetitive. I enjoyed reading about the author's efforts to rescue injured or abandoned animals and reintroduce them to the wild, and I also learned more about the red squirrel than I'll ever need to know.

#NonfictionNovember
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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kwmg40
Payment in Blood | Elizabeth George
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The cast and crew of an upcoming play are under suspicion when the playwright is murdered. This is a good installment in the Inspector Lynley series but the real star of the story is his partner Detective Sergeant Havers.

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#192025 #1989 @Librarybelle
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Ruthiella I love DS Havers. She steals the show! (edited) 1mo
Bklover Havers!!❤️❤️ 1mo
Librarybelle Oh! Another series I need to read! 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
kwmg40 @Ruthiella @Bklover Nice to see some love for Havers here! 4w
kwmg40 @Librarybelle And I need to read more of this series myself! I've only read a couple. 4w
kwmg40 @TheAromaofBooks Thanks for stopping by! 4w
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kwmg40
The Offing | Benjamin Myers
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Pickpick

This book, sent to me by a fellow BookCrosser, was a charming story,, slow paced but still very engaging, with some really lovely passages. It has motivated me to read more poetry.

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious
#BookCrossing

DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome 2mo
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Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Tamra I want to read this one! 2mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🐈‍⬛💜 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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kwmg40
Around India in 80 Trains | Monisha Rajesh
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Mehso-so

I loved the premise behind the book: a train journey around India. However, I didn't care for the writing style. The descriptions were interesting but didn't provide much insight.

It's appropriate that the book is about travel, as this copy happens to be a travelling #BookCrossing book that a fellow BookCrosser sent to me.

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#192025 #2011 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle That‘s a shame about the writing style! I enjoy books like these - traveling vicariously through the author‘s narration. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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SqueakyChu
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As you can see, I got this book from #BookCrossing. I‘d never heard of Wes Moore until he recently ran and won in the #Democratic primary #elections as candidate for #Governor of #Maryland. I want to learn more about him before it‘s time here for the general elections so I was happy to get hold of this book.

SqueakyChu He won! He is now Maryland‘s governor-elect. 👍 (edited) 4w
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SqueakyChu
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Seriously, what‘s not to love about this book?! 😊❤️ It is chock full of interesting and important information about #sharks, and its author is so funny. This is a wonderful read!

humouress (Not sure why this is under a spoiler alert) I love books like this; I still remember reading one about snakes and one snake that discouraged predators by flipping over and pretending to be dead - and if you put it back the right way up it flips back over again 'No, I'm dead!' 4mo
SqueakyChu @humouress I accidentally pressed the spoiler alert, but I don‘t know how to get rid of it! 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
SqueakyChu @humouress I figured out how to get rid of it! 4mo
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SqueakyChu @humouress Actually the only reason I started reading this book was because a friend of mine requested it from my #LittleFreeLibrary. She went to grad school with the author. The book had already been requested by another friend of mine. I browsed through this book and decided that I had to read it before the other two did. I made it into a #BookCrossing Book Ray! 😃 4mo
SqueakyChu @humouress So much of the delight in reading books about nature such as this one and the book you read about snakes is the author‘s ability to convey their enthusiasm about nature to the reader. Some authors are better than others, but Shiffman is 💯% 👍 4mo
humouress 😃 4mo
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Graywacke
Shakespeare's Sonnets | Stanley Wells, Paul Edmondson
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Another edition of Shakespeare‘s Sonnets arrived today. (I think @TheBookHippie recommended this beautiful edition.) And I tried sonnets 1-3 today. These are freaking hard. #shakespearereadalong

(The books in the background are some of the 500 books (!!) we have boxed up to discard.)

Graywacke If anyone in the Houston area is interested in these 500 books, and willing to be so bold as come over, I‘ll give them to you at no charge. I‘m not suggesting this is likely. Anyway, message here and I can provide contact info. Our plan is to donate to the kids/YA‘s to schools, give Half-Price a pass on the rest. And then?? (edited) 5mo
rockpools Wow, that‘s an incredible clear-out! Good luck re-homing them! 5mo
DisneyFan If I lived closer, I‘d have taken you up on that offer! 5mo
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TheBookHippie Whew… they hang feminist in Texas or I‘d come 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤦🏻‍♀️😅 5mo
TheBookHippie And yes! I got mine right off my wishlist in a swap! So fun! So far I love it but yes going to have to do research last time I read these was college… in the 1980s🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie tx is a weird place. (At least Houston leans blue.) 5mo
Graywacke @rockpools thanks. We‘re ready reclaim our house from boxes. (After re-flooring) 5mo
Graywacke @DisneyFan bummer! (Not that i wish texas on you. 😐) (edited) 5mo
Suet624 @TheBookHippie I'm with you. Sadly, Texans will never get to meet me in person. I'm pretty fun. 5mo
Graywacke @Suet624 I‘m not defending this place. ☹️ (but really, the bigger cities trend blue - Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso are all blue areas. But they still exist under the trumpy-red state regime) 5mo
Suet624 @Graywacke I know you aren't defending Texas and I'm pretty sure there are some lovely places to visit in the state. I just don't want to give Texas any of my measly earnings as a tourist. I just don't understand how Texans can continue to support the actions of some of their politicians. Take care of yourself and be well. 5mo
Graywacke @Suet624 I don‘t understand any of it. Drives me into books for escape! 🤷🏻‍♂️ 5mo
GingerAntics This looks like a wonderful edition. 5mo
Bookwomble @Graywacke I've voted Left all my life, yet somehow have always lived in areas run by Right parties. The universe drops us in weird places! Or, perhaps, places we're needed? 🤔 5mo
Graywacke @Bookwomble oh, I really appreciate this post. I need partners in this. 5mo
Graywacke @GingerAntics it is a really really nice edition. I‘m encouraged. I would be lost with only the Pelican one. 5mo
Bookwomble @Graywacke ✊☺️ 5mo
batsy That's beautiful! I've started on the sonnets and I'm pretty amazed at the theme that's emerging for the first 15 or so. 5mo
SqueakyChu To move your books out, join #BookCrossing (Free) and post on their RABCK (random act of BookCrossing kindness) forum. I‘m sure you‘ll get some offers to pick up your books! If you were in Maryland, my fellow BookCrossers would *immediately* be at your house to pick them up! It‘s something we love to do! 5mo
SqueakyChu www.bookcrossing.com 5mo
Graywacke @SqueakyChu I‘m checking it out. I posted a question about this in the Newbies forum. 5mo
Graywacke @SqueakyChu username graywacke1 5mo
SqueakyChu @Graywacke Cool. I‘ll friend you there! I‘ve been a member since 2003! Seriously. I totally love it and also belong to a real life BookCrossing group which I adore. (edited) 5mo
SqueakyChu @Graywacke Well, I totally messed up my friend request to you there, but I did answer your forum question. Let me know what you decide to do! (edited) 5mo
Graywacke @SqueakyChu i think we resolved it. I‘ll follow up this evening (hoping I have time) 5mo
SqueakyChu @graywacke Yep. We're Bookcrossing friends now! :D 😀 5mo
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kwmg40
The Ladies of Missalonghi | Colleen McCullough
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Mehso-so

A historical fiction novel set in Australia of the early 1900s, this story was a quick and enjoyable read, but I found some of the characters' words and actions to be problematic.

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@Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks
#BookCrossing

Andrew65 Looks fun, well done 👏👏👏 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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kwmg40
The New York Trilogy | Paul Auster
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Each of the three stories concerns a main character that becomes so obsessed with another person's life that it affects his own identity. I'm not sure I understood all the connections, but I did find the writing beautiful and compelling.

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@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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kwmg40
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Mehso-so

In this story, people are given a day‘s notice of their deaths. We follow two teens who meet on their Last Days and spend it together. Interesting premise, but it was just too far fetched for me to relate.

This was sent to me via a #BookCrossing roundabout.

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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 10mo
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