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GatheringBooks
The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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#ArtfulAugust Day 13: Nary a #Rain this summer. Sunny throughout in California. Taken last week when we rented a lakehouse with family and did some kayaking. 🏝 Preparing a few posts in advance since I will be traveling in the coming days.

Eggs Same here-no rain ☔️! Happy Travels! 2d
batsy That looks like bliss! 💙 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 22h
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Daisey
The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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Pickpick

I‘m so glad to have read this as my summer break is winding down and I prepare to go back to school. It was the perfect timing for these vignettes of a grandmother and granddaughter together on an island in summer. I also thoroughly enjoyed the illustrations.

#ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #Finland #translated #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown August 2022

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suvata
Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Pickpick

If you enjoy reading Neil Gaiman or you liked Lincoln in the Bardo, I think you will like this book. Max Porter has a very unique, poetic voice . The settings is small village outside London where the trees and the land tell tales of the past. In the present lives Lanny; a young, unique, artistic boy who has gone missing. This book is as ethereal and mystical as Porter‘s first book, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers.

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vivastory
The Summer Book | Tove Jansson
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A great quote for both Jansson's birthday & National Book Lover's Day ! 📚📚

batsy 🙌🏾💜 3d
LeahBergen Love this! 3d
merelybookish Beautiful! 3d
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jlhammar I love Tove. Great book. 3d
Librariana Very true! Thank you for sharing this lovely quote, Scott! 😊💜📚 3d
Bookwomble ❤️📖❤️ 2d
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britt_brooke
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wolff was a poor white kid in a black neighborhood whose awkward father desperately desired to fit in. When eventually she tested into to a fancy rich kid school, she didn‘t meld there either. Like many, she uses humor as a coping mechanism; both back then and now. This is a much-needed perspective of growing up in poverty, plus she‘s a funny storyteller. However, the writing is unremarkable, and title/cover are a bit cringy. #bookclub

Cinfhen Glad to see bookclub is still going strong 💪🏽 1w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Yep! This was for my newer, in-person one. It‘s such a fun group! 1w
Cinfhen I forgot you‘re now running a few 🤩 (edited) 1w
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen I feel like my other group with my high school friends has run it‘s course. I‘m just trying to get through the end of the year. Just not enough participation. And I‘m tired of running ALL the discussions. 😝 1w
Cinfhen I get that ~ I see the boys are back in school!! That‘s crazzzy - summer break is over 1w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I know, it‘s early! They get a lot of breaks during the school year, but I‘m never ready for the beginning of august. 😩 1w
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GatheringBooks
The Summer Book | Tove Jansson
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#ArtfulAugust Day 4: We have a #Boat of sorts in this lakehouse we are renting for the next three days. I found the perfect reading corner close to the boat and the lake. I think I brought the perfect book(s) with me.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 1w
Eggs Gorgeous 🚤 📚💙 1w
Hooked_on_books Ah, these pictures are so soothing! 1w
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ninergrl6
The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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Mehso-so

I listened to this because it‘s an alternate summer selection for my AP Lang students. Walls‘ life story is compelling, but I didn‘t find much literary merit in the book itself. Each track being an hour+ didn‘t help. I was most interested to learn how she transitioned to her independent, adult life in NYC, but that part felt fast forwarded: “For a few years… after 4 years… 5 years had passed…” Huge time jumps at the end! #teachersoflitsy #librofm

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lazydaizee

Here is an interesting book on the subject of Children`s Book Covers. Please read my review to find out more.
https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Childrens-book-covers

#childhood
#bookcovers
#design

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eanderson
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Panpan

I had high hopes for this book.... but Liza drove me nuts! After awhile her stories about her mom and how she treated her just got to be too much. Almost to the point of whining. Maybe it‘s my mood but this could have been better. Instead it felt like a way for her to complain 🙄. Kind of ruined it for me.

MicheleinPhilly Unstacked! 3w
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britt_brooke
I'm Down: A Memoir | Mishna Wolff
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A scorching hot walk in the neighborhood. This horse barn belongs to the old Conway Twitty estate. #audiowalk #bookclub

Cathythoughts Looks lovely 💚 3w
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