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Binding | Bridget Collins
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Part of the #Gladstonerds #GladstonesLibrary #ReadingRetreat #BookHaul (quite literally - carried home 13 books)

Thank you especially to @scripturient @Oryx @squirrelbrain @Caroline2 @TrishB 😘😘😘 - also thanks to @RaeLovesToRead for foregoing her prior claim on The Binding and letting me schlepp it home instead.

Caroline2 Beautiful 🤩 I hope you like it 👍 9mo
Cinfhen Oh WOW!!! 9mo
squirrelbrain Great pic! ❤️ 9mo
TrishB Hero! Carrying all those books. 9mo
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Gladstone's Library (formerly St Deiniol's Library) | Hawarden, Flintshire, United Kingdom (Library)
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Cupcake12 Are there any plans for a retreat trip this year? 5mo
julesG @Cupcake12 Yes, from October 10-13. Would be great to see/meet you there. You best ask @squirrelbrain for the booking details - there might be a discount. 5mo
squirrelbrain Hi @Cupcake12 - it would be lovely to have you along. If you email Gladstone‘s with the dates and give them my name (Helen Thain) they‘ll add you onto our group booking - there was a discount up until the end of 2023 but I‘m sure they‘ll roll it forward for you. Let me know if you do book and we can add you onto our group chat for afternoon tea bookings etc. 5mo
Cupcake12 @squirrelbrain thank you. I‘ve just emailed them to make an enquiry x 5mo
squirrelbrain Let us know how you get on! @Cupcake12 5mo
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"Idler" | Tom Hodgkinson
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Crazeedi How are you? I'm here again. I hope all is well. 10mo
julesG @Crazeedi Good to see you!! I'm fine! How are you? 9mo
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The Turnglass | Gareth Rubin
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

The first line of the 1930s part of the tagged book is:

Ken Kourian's eyes, pale green like thirsty grass, bent to the coffee-stained page in front of him.

#Gladstonerds #GladstonesLibrary #ReadingRetreat

ShyBookOwl 💜 10mo
IndoorDame 💚💚💚 10mo
tpixie 💚 10mo
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A Taste of Darkness | Dawn Kurtagich, Melinda Salisbury, Krystal Sutherland, Kat Ellis, Amy McCulloch, Louie Stowell, Mary Watson, Kathryn Foxfield, Amy McCaw, Maria Kuzniar, Cynthia Murphy, Rachel Faturoti
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Small stack of books.

Thank you, @squirrelbrain for housing and bring them.

Top to bottom:
A Taste of Darkness
You're Not Supposed to Die Tonight
Ink Blood Sister Scribe
Book of Sand

#Gladstonerd #GladstonesLibrary #ReadimgRetreat
@TrishB @RaeLovesToRead @rockpools @Leniverse @scripturient @CGainor3 @Susanita @Oryx

julesG Obviously I'm unable to type proper #. It's #ReadingRetreat 10mo
julesG And #Gladstonerds 🙄🙄🙄 10mo
squirrelbrain It‘s all that cake - making your brain go all wobbly! 🤣 10mo
julesG @squirrelbrain haven't had any, yet 10mo
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Gladstone's Library: A Short History | St. Deiniol's Library
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All of the fabulous books from our Blind Date with a Book swap at Gladstone‘s Library #readingretreat.

Are there any you‘ve read and would recommend?!

Tamra Anxious to read Belle Greene - but will have to wait until December 2024 for #Europacollective buddy read. 😭 (edited) 10mo
squirrelbrain @tamra - lucky for me that‘s the one I picked! I will wait too…. December‘s not that far away now is it?! 10mo
Tamra @squirrelbrain next year 😫 10mo
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Cinfhen Ohhhhh….good!! I wanted to see all the book titles 🤩 10mo
squirrelbrain Oh no @tamra - I didn‘t notice the 2024! 🤣 Not sure I can wait that long! 10mo
JenReadsAlot Oh I love the snow child!! 10mo
LeahBergen Fun! 👏👏 10mo
nanuska_153 Momo is ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
jlhammar I also loved The Snow Child. Looking forward to reading Belle Greene next year! 10mo
Caroline2 I loved The Snow Child and I have the river one on my kindle, I‘ve heard it‘s good but I‘ve not read it yet. 9mo
LeeRHarry Loved The Snow Child and Go As A River is on my TBR. 9mo
squirrelbrain @LeeRHarry @carolines2 - Go As A River is very good. (edited) 9mo
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The Squirrel and the Lost Treasure | Coralie Bickford-Smith
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Thank you to @julesG ‘s kids for my lovely gifts!

Pingu is very tired after his loooong trip from Germany to North Wales so he‘s having a quick snooze before joining his friends on the #readingretreat.


Clwojick Pingu! ❤️ 10mo
Centique Pingu was such a favourite of my daughter‘s. He will always be so precious! 9mo
Cupcake12 Are there any plans for a reading retreat this year? 5mo
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Gladstone's Library: A Short History | St. Deiniol's Library
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Unpacked my book pile at our #readingretreat.

I‘ve not had one of the rooms with the posh book wallpaper before!


rockpools ❤️❤️❤️ I‘m quite jealous of your book heap. I think I ended up taking most of my ‘real‘ books out. Except the Wombles. If anyone needs to borrow the Wombles this weekend, just let me know! 10mo
rockpools Also 🎉Wallpaper & Roberts Radio🎉 10mo
squirrelbrain You can borrow one if you wish! @rockpools 10mo
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squirrelbrain And WHY the Wombles?! @rockpools 10mo
rockpools @squirrelbrain And there was me planning to read all of my ARCs I‘ve ever acquired since the dawn of time 😘 10mo
rockpools @squirrelbrain Heading to Scotland after. Not for me, honest guv! 10mo
TheKidUpstairs Enjoy!!! If I win the lottery one of these years, I'd love to fly over and join you all on retreat 😁 Great reading stack! 10mo
Cinfhen Wonderful stack! Enjoy 💚 10mo
squirrelbrain We‘d love you to join us @TheKidUpstairs ! 😃 10mo
squirrelbrain I‘m looking forward to starting it @Mitch although I‘ve gone in with the new Richard Osman first…. 10mo
BarbaraBB Looking so good! That wallpaper and that radio. And the books of course. Enjoy to the max! Next year @Cinfhen and I will join you 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽 10mo
MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I‘m planning on it too. ☺️ 10mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! That would be awesomesauce @MicheleinPhilly - I‘ve been thinking of you xx ohhh, another reason to make it happen @BarbaraBB 🩷🩷🩷 10mo
RaeLovesToRead @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly Look forward to meeting you all next year!! 🥰🥰 10mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I‘m surviving. 😘😘 10mo
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly - we‘ll decide on dates very soon and let you all know! 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much Helen xx just hoping the Jewish Holidays won‘t interfere 💜🙏🏻 10mo
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly all the love 💕 💕 💕 10mo
squirrelbrain Ohhh of course @Cinfhen - I think we might not have much choice on weekends, due to other Littens‘ commitments, but when are your Holidays next year and we‘ll see what we can do? (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen Obviously do what‘s best for you guys but luckily the Jewish Holidays don‘t fall out until the first week of October next year🤩 so I think early/mid September should be fine 🥰 10mo
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen - we‘ll try not to do October then! 😘 10mo
squirrelbrain @cinfhen - the only weekend we can do is the same one next year, so it will be Thurs 26th Sept until Sunday 30th. Does that work for you? I‘ll drop you an email later this afternoon anyway with more info. 10mo
Cinfhen RH begins Wednesday October 2 so it might be too close as there‘s a lot to prepare 🥺 im not ruling it out - I‘ll check flights and speak to my husband and see what he thinks. Thanks so much, Helen xxxx 10mo
squirrelbrain Oh no! You could always leave late on the Saturday maybe. Most of us leave after lunch on Sunday so you wouldn‘t miss much then. @cinfhen 10mo
squirrelbrain Leave it with us though @Cinfhen - we‘re going to have a chat, see if we can do it 2 weeks earlier. 😘 10mo
Cinfhen So sweet but you all come first 😘😘😘 10mo
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly You‘re really thinking of coming? That would be awesome! (edited) 10mo
BarbaraBB Let‘s know the final schedule Helen and I‘ll see if I can come. Would love to! @Cinfhen 10mo
CBee @squirrelbrain would you let me know as well? Right now I don‘t know if it‘s even possible for me to come, but I want to so badly! 10mo
squirrelbrain Hi @CBee - we‘ve picked Thursday 10th October next year, for 3 nights. Drop me an email to helenharrogate at gmail dot com and we can discuss further, if you wish. I hope you can come! 😘 10mo
CBee @squirrelbrain will do! 😊 10mo
LeeRHarry I‘m always hoping to make it one day too 😊 depending on when I‘m over in the UK visiting the family - the 10th is actually my birthday so if I was to come I might come for another day that weekend as my brother lives in North Wales so I could 🤞make it work. 😊 9mo
squirrelbrain That would be fab @leerharry - even if you only stay a night or two, or just pop in for the day! 9mo
Megabooks How cool! 9mo
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p. 248

Ibasho. [...] It means "whereabouts". A place where one feels like home, where they feel like themselves.

Ibasho + picture of Gladstone's Library = perfect ?

#ReadingRetreat #Gladstonerds
@Oryx @CGainor3 @squirrelbrain @TrishB @scripturient @Leniverse @jenniferw88 @Mitch @rockpools @Susanita @RaeLovesToRead

rockpools ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
squirrelbrain Perfect! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TrishB Lovely ♥️♥️ 2y
Mitch I‘ve just read that page! Totally agree ! And I‘m loving the book too! 2y
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Background is a house that caught my eye as I walked around the neighborhood of Gladstone‘s Library.

While there I read the silly cozy mystery and started the MHC. I read more of it during the trip home and hope to make more of a dent while watching baseball today. The Grande is interesting but a bit depressing, so I have to be in the right frame of mind.

I also redid my small bookcase and picked up library holds.


Cinfhen How was your trip??? Im so sorry I was off Litsy while the #ReadingRetreat was going on - must have been wonderful 💕💕💕 2y
Susanita @Cinfhen It was a great trip. 😀 2y
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