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I started to get out books to make #candycanebookspines - and I saw I have a candy cane spine all in one book! Ha!

#festivephotochallenge #wintergames #TeamFozziwig

BarkingMadRun So cool!! 4d
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When I asked how old man of Blacker was particularly clever, he turned and looked at me with a withering eye. ‘Clever?‘ He said. ‘That Tim could knit you a pullover.‘ 🤣
#scotland #humor #drywit #wetcountry #collies

Lonely Planet The Netherlands | Lonely Planet, Catherine Le Nevez, Nicola Williams, Mark Elliott, Virginia Maxwell, Abigail Blasi
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Nearly three months ago I started learning Dutch on a whim. I‘m getting more into it as time passes. Do you know any books set in The Netherlands? I‘d prefer modern day, but historical fiction could also work.

CarolynM Those 2 are contemporary, for historical 6d
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RowReads1 Tulip fever 6d
ljuliel I‘ve not read this and know little about it, other than I read another by this author and it was very good. I THINK this has the setting you‘re searching for. 6d
rwmg My emergency short story book is 6d
TiredLibrarian This one's really good; I love everything I've read so far by David Liss. 6d
TiredLibrarian And Janwillem Van de Wetering' Amsterdam Cops series. 6d
BarbaraBB I recently posted some suggestions for books set in Holland. I‘ll tag you in my post. How cool you‘re leaning Dutch! Heel goed 😊 👍🏼 (edited) 6d
BookishTrish Bedankt, @ljuliel It‘s an old fav of mine - must reread! 5d
BookishTrish @rwmg @TiredLibrarian @BarbaraBB @TheAromaofBooks Bedankt iedereen! Dit zijn nieuwe boeken voor mij! 5d
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Time of Gifts | Patrick Leigh Fermor
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In the winter of 1933 a young man started a walk from Holland to Constantinople. This adventure hooked me right away. Fermor conveys the immediacy of his experience along with learnèd musings on the medieval history of the land (& some sad post WWII notes). His lively encounters along with his walker‘s perspective drive the book. His erudition can be dense at times—I have a new journal of ideas for him—but the joy of the trip makes it all work.

charl08 One of my favourites. 6d
Hamlet I hope more people discover it in this NYRB edition. 6d
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Ruthless River | Holly Conklin FitzGerald
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This was fantastic on audio. Thrilling and tragic, Ruthless River tells the true story of a young couple who set out on an adventurous honeymoon and end up stranded in a flooded offshoot of the Madre de Dios River in the Bolivian Amazon.

#audiobook #nonfiction #audio #libby #lovedit

dragondrool I started reading this last summer, but set it down when we picked a new book for our real-time book club. I need to get back to it and finish it up. I think I'm halfway. I was enjoying it. 6d
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Escaping The Winter | Anne Mustoe
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TheSpineView We choose the same poem!😍😍😍 7d
EadieB @TheSpineView Ha Ha! Funny! Great minds think alike! 7d
TheSpineView @EadieB Yes they do! BTW, I loved this poem when I read it. It totally captures the feeling of waiting in the earth for spring. 7d
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North Korea Journal | Michael Palin

A small glimpse of North Korea, recorded during the first potential signs of reconciliation between the two Korea‘s.

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Look at me, feeling all smugalicious, having identified *all* of my books for #readingeurope2020!

14 I already own, 24 from the library, 1 from #mummysquirrel and 12 to buy. 30 fiction and 21 NF.

Would anyone by interested in sharing books by post? For example, the tagged book is one I need to buy but happy to send it around after I‘ve read it. (I‘ll let you decide if you use it for all seven countries!😁) Happy to send outside of the UK too.

jenniferw88 Damn! Now I want to do this! 😂😂😂 I ❤ spreadsheets! Off to laptop I go... 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Woah! You‘re on top of your game! 👍 1w
squirrelbrain Spreadsheets are my favourite things! @jenniferw88 1w
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Librarybelle Amazing! Incredible list, and now I‘m wondering if I should put my spreadsheet together now rather than later... ❤️ 1w
jenniferw88 I have Burial Rites on my shelf... I could send on to you after if you like? 1w
squirrelbrain That would be lovely @jenniferw88! 1w
squirrelbrain Let me know if you want me to email you my full list @librarybelle ! 1w
Librarybelle I‘d love to see it! Thank you for offering! My email address is my Litsy username AT gmail DOT com. 😁 BTW...The Book Thief is so good! Heartbreaking, but good! 1w
squirrelbrain I‘ll send it to you soon @Librarybelle - The Book Thief has been on my TBR for aaaages! 1w
eraderneely Loooved Burial Rites! Haven‘t heard of most of these. Looking forward to your reviews! 1w
Nute You should be feeling SMUGALICIOUS I‘m so happy that I got to use that word in a sentence!😆 That spreadsheet is very impressive! 1w
BarbaraBB This is incredible! For most of the countries I have no book yet. I must copy some of your ideas! 1w
youneverarrived Ahh I love this Helen. I might have to steal your idea 😂 7d
youneverarrived And happy to send books on too. 7d
squirrelbrain I can send you the spreadsheet if you want Katie @youneverarrived ! Sounds like we can have a great little #readingeurope2020 book club! 7d
youneverarrived That would be fab if you could 😁 7d
squirrelbrain Just sent you an email @youneverarrived 😘 7d
jenniferw88 @squirrelbrain brilliant! No idea when I'll read it yet but will send on when I do! 🤣😘 6d
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