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📚 In a Sunburned Country
📽 Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
🎶 I'm On My Way - The Proclaimers

#ManicMonday @JoScho

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This is what used book stores are all about - chancing upon a book you never knew existed, but simply must have because it resonates with you.
I grew up very close to The Mount, Wharton‘s home in Lenox, MA. They reprinted this, her account of a Mediterranean cruise written when she was 23, along with new photos taken especially for this edition. It‘s some of her earliest writing, and it‘s gorgeous. Proceeds went to The Mount restoration.

readordierachel Great find 💕 14h
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Nonesuch, MI once prosperous between 1867-1912 became a #ghostown when it‘s copper mine closed for the fifth and final time.

📖Tagging this book since the abandoned Nonesuch copper mine is within the Porcupine Mountains State Park.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen So many towns / communities disappeared ~ so sad 😞 1d
AnansiGirl @Cinfhen so true about abandoned towns. there‘s always a sad, haunting vibe surrounding them. 23h
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This weeks #libraryhaul and a bit. (The Dickens is from the shelf)

For Dad - The Search for the Sydney - The Oregon Trail
For Kid - Trapped! - the last one in the Framed series

For me - Human Voices - been on my TBR for a dozen years. It won the Booker in 1979. And getting back to Our Mutual Friend which I‘d put aside for more urgent reads. Fingers crossed I can get back into the groove without having to restart 🤞

batsy The Fitzgerald edition is lovely. And Trapped looks like such fun! Is it a middle grade mystery? 1d
Centique @batsy yes! It‘s a series about a super clever middle grade kid who gets called in by the FBI to solve their hardest cases. Does it by noticing the small things. Kind of a young Sherlock - modern era - I think. 1d
Cinfhen Loving these family reading posts!!! Especially your dad‘s picks and bails 😁 1d
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Sace Oh that mystery series sounds like something I would enjoy! 1d
Sace Just put Framed! On hold at the library. 😁 1d
Liz_M Ok, these two tags seem almost interchangeable. I'm guessing book report is at the end of the week past and the weekly forecast is for the week to come? 1d
Centique @Liz_M yes! It‘s an idea @Cinfhen had to replace her daily photo challenge. Less work but opportunity to chat some more about books and plans. You post your book report on Saturday about what you actually read - and your weekly forecast on a Sunday about what you plan to read. 1d
Centique @Sace oh good! I hope you like it. Reading middle grade is such a joy I reckon. 💕 1d
Cinfhen Thanks for explaining that so nicely, lovey xx 1d
Sace @Centique I agree! 23h
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Day off reading spot #4. Different library, different chair - still just as comfortable! I've finished my first book of the day (The Alcatraz Escape by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman), and now I'm moving on to the tagged book.

twohectobooks That looks like an excellent reading chair! 2d
smilingshelves @twohectobooks It is! I wish I could take it home with me! 2d
Tamra Oh, love that chair! 2d
smilingshelves @Tamra Isn't it gorgeous? And so comfortable! 1d
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Last Chance to See | Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine
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I really like the way Douglas Adams tells stories. And I like animals. So this book was good.

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🎶I want to be where the sun warms the sky
When it's time for siesta you can watch them go by
Beautiful faces, no cares in this world
Where a girl loves a boy, and a boy loves a girl🎶

Though this is not #laislabonita per se, this is a beautiful island with great memories: Negril, Jamaica with its crystal clear bays


ChasingOm I‘m going to Montego Bay Jamaica the first week of December! 😍 2d
Eggs Oh how fun! Your first time? The beach 🏖 and water 🌊 is so lovely @ChasingOm (edited) 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💙💙💙 2d
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes the water is blue and pristine 2d
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This was a charity shop purchase and has been on my TBR shelf for a year or so.... I *will* get round to reading it sometime....


Caroline2 Ohhhh this sounds interesting! 😯 2d
Cathythoughts Nice pick 👍🏻❤️ 2d
Cinfhen Have you been to Mallorca??? I‘d love to go 2d
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Sace I'll have to try and acqwa copy. Then get around to reading it and Tales of the Alhambra. 2d
squirrelbrain I have @cinfhen - been to a few of the ‘holiday resorts‘ but two years ago this week, in fact, we went on a city break to Palma - loved it! 2d
squirrelbrain That one sounds good too @Sace! 2d
Sace @squirrelbrain it's been on my TBR since 2006 or 2007. I have a copy translated into Spanish that I bought at the Alhambra 😁 2d
writerlibrarian Read this at uni. I had two classes on Sand. A piano, winter on an island equals disaster. But very well written. (edited) 2d
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Taking on the World | Ellen MacArthur
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The only book in a very long time that I‘ve genuinely bought by accident. I was looking for a book for a photo challenge prompt, and well, that one click malarkey‘s a dangerous thing!

Anyway, started it this afternoon and am really glad I got it. I think the first ‘grown up‘ books I ever read were Clare Francis‘s stories of sailing round the world, then solo round Britain. So the latest in a long-running theme!

#nfnov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

wanderinglynn Love the photo! 💚 3d
Clwojick Lovely photo! 1pt. 3d
squirrelbrain Gorgeous picture! ❤️ 3d
SilversReviews Love this gorgeous photo. 3d
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#NFNov It looks at marriage in different cultures. Piazza visits different places to understand what makes a marriage work and what doesn‘t. She tries to look objectively without letting her preconceptions come in the way. The best advice is from Michelle Obama, “If you do not take control over your time and your life, other people will gobble it up. If you don‘t prioritize yourself, you constantly start falling lower and lower on your list.”

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