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Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk

Joined December 2016

LibraryThing member Jillian_Kay

Nose stuck in a book. Visit me at www.allthebooksihaventread.com
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Migrations: A Novel by Charlotte McConaghy
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Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
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The Sparrow: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It‘s Readathon time again! I‘m hoping to get through these four before the end of the week. I‘m already at 70% of 11/22/63 but haven‘t started the rest yet. 🤞

Andrew65 I love 11.22.63. Good luck 😊👍 5m
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I am so impressed @Lovesbooks87 ! Got this today, and I‘ll put it away until 12/24.

Lovesbooks87 Yay! I know it is super early but I wanted to beat the post office craziness! (edited) 21m
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Leftovers and library books are much more my style than yesterday‘s big meal.

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Tres leches cake, street corn, and adobo rub on the turkey were all great additions to our Thanksgiving dinner. #FoodAndLit #Mexico

Now I‘m off to rest and read.

Texreader This is brilliant!!! How wonderful! 22h
Jari-chan Yummy! 22h
Catsandbooks It all looks delicious!! Happy Thanksgiving! ❤️ 21h
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Ruthiella Looks delicious 😋! Happy Thanksgiving! 21h
Jee_HookedOnBookz Looks so darn delicious! Happy Thanksgiving! 18h
Butterfinger Looks delicious. 11h
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This month went fast! Yesterday I started what will probably be my last nonfiction book of the month. I really loved this challenge! #NFN21

Today I learned about the true story behind the Thanksgiving classic Alice‘s Restaurant.

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I decided to incorporate #FoodAndLit into Thanksgiving this year.

Texreader Oooh so excited to see this! 2d
Catsandbooks That's so awesome!! 2d
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If you need us this holiday season the #LitsyLove team is here. Just tag #HolidayHugs and we‘ll be there!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 1d
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Mailed packages for #WSS and #LMPBC today. All should arrive Monday!

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This was such a fascinating book. I really appreciated how it gave voice to the previously voiceless. #LMPBC #NFN21

This is in the mail!

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It was almost sunset before I remembered to walk yesterday, but I got it done. I listened to on of my favorites, This American Life Act V. Here‘s the link if you‘re interested:

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/218/act-v

This one‘s deep. #NFN21

Today I learned: asthma wasn‘t understood as a disease until the 1960‘s. (From the tagged book.)

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The weather is starting to feel a little more seasonal here, but I am determined to keep up my weekday walking/podcast routine!

Today I learned: In 1860‘s Sweden if you didn‘t have income from land it was compulsory to take service work. (From The Five by Hallie Rubenhold) #NFN21

Caroline2 Argh!!! I completely forgot about Non-fiction November this year!!! 🤦‍♀️ 3d
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During the oil boom years in Williston, ND Blaire Briody immersed herself in the everyday lives of oil workers and their families. This was a great book. #NFN21

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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Just realized I started my re-read of 11/22/63 on 11/22/21.

kplovesbooks Well played! 😂👍 4d
Ruthiella Spooky! 4d
PaperbackPirate I love this book! Enjoy your reread! 3d
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Catching up on #NFN21 after a weekend camping with my son‘s scout troop. Loved the scenery and spending time with the kids, but didn‘t have a ton of time for reading. Back at it today!

Today I leaned (from Friday)- North Dakota has more wildlife preserves than any other state. (From the tagged book.)

rsteve388 Hey that is cool! 4d
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Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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This is slow moving and I‘m kind of confused, but I love this narrator so much I‘m going to keep going. #DecemberChill

Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! That‘s the spirit!!!! 1w
BarbaraBB What @Cinfhen says! 1w
vlwelser I think we're all confused. I decided it doesn't actually matter. 1w
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Now that I‘m done reading this I kind of feel like I need to start again so that I understand what‘s going on. Overall a pick, but I need a closer read. #AuthorAMonth2021

Kdgordon88 I feel the same. I lost focus a few times while listening and am sure I missed something. (edited) 1w
TheAromaofBooks This one has been on my TBR for a long time and I thought this month would be a good opportunity to finally read it... but I just haven't felt like picking it up!!! Not sure if it's going to happen this month after all. 7d
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Big day yesterday/early this morning. Took my podcast walk, found Daisy‘s beloved blue mouse, planned how to incorporate #FoodAndLit into my Thanksgiving dinner, and watched some lunar eclipse. Unfortunately I didn‘t get a lot of reading in, but next week should make up for that! #NFN21

Today I learned that the first domesticated turkeys were in Mexico.

rsteve388 Ooooo! Interesting. 7d
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Yesterday was super busy so I just barely got my walk in and only read about 3 pages. Ugh. #NFN21

Today I learned that in the1850‘s blacksmiths often worked in the printing business because someone needed to hammer out the letters. Grateful for my laser printer!

kspenmoll Great book! 1w
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My December TBR so far. I also have my #bookspinbingo list in the works, and whatever comes in from the library. No matter what happens next month there will be no shortage of reading material! #Wintergames #MistletoeManiacs

Emilymdxn I LOVE october sky 1w
Clwojick Great stack! ❤️ 1w
Crazeedi Your stack looks like mine , and I didn't even put them all on , lol 1w
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AmyK1 Nice! 1w
Bookwormjillk @Crazeedi me too. There aren‘t enough hours in the day… 1w
Bookwormjillk @Emilymdxn me too! It‘s time to re-read. 1w
TiminCalifornia Great variety! 1w
OriginalCyn620 Nice stack! 1w
MidnightBookGirl Love an ambitious stack! I am thinking of doing a Dark Tower re-read!
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Yesterday was another picture perfect blue sky day. I listened to the pictured podcast on my walk, and started the tagged book after work. #NFN21

Today I learned that although all of Jack The Ripper‘s victims were thought to be “just” prostitutes that actually isn‘t true.

Librarybelle I loved this book and the information the author unearthed, finally giving the victims a voice. People got really sick of me really quickly constantly recommending it! 😂 1w
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This was dumb and silly in all the best ways. I really enjoyed it.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I didn‘t have as much time as I thought I would last weekend so I only finished the books I was in the middle of and bailed on one for all the Readathons. #33by33 and #AnyWayYouReadathon are done, but I‘m hoping to finish strong for #NovelNovember

Thank you hosts!!

Eggbeater Thank you for participating! 👏👏👏 1w
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1w
MatchlessMarie 🧁Great work!! 5d
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I‘m between nonfiction books at the moment, but still keeping up with my podcast walks.
#NFN21

Today I learned (was reminded) to take care with my survey categories.

rsteve388 Woo hooo! 1w
coffees Nice! That's the good thing about podcasts :D 1w
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This book brought me right back to the 2008 election and all of the mess that went down against women in the US election. I would love to see an update. #NFN21

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I woke up yesterday to dark and miserable rain, and I thought my streak of beautiful weekday podcast walks was over. I put on my rain boots and headed to work with a lot of self talk about making do. No need though as it was bright and sunny again by the time I got home. I‘m enjoying the tagged audiobook, and listened to the pictured podcast on my walk.

Today I learned the concept of a home garden mission statement.

#NFN21

coffees I felt like that the other day when it was rainy, went out anyway and I felt really good I didn't break my streak! Nice progress, also, that podcast sounds interesting 😁 1w
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A good idea but I had some issues…

This was my#LMPBC pick for round 13. I plan to get this in the mail before Thanksgiving @Tattooedteacher

Oh, and sorry group. I have lost my beloved teal pen and had to switch to pink. If I find it before the next round I‘ll switch back.

#33by33 #AnywayYouReadathon

Eggbeater Nice job 👍 2w
slategreyskies Oh, that‘s a bummer about the teal pen! Hope you find it soon! :) 2w
MatchlessMarie That‘s one‘s been on my TBR forever too 🎉🧁 2w
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Burmese Days | George Orwell
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Starting the day with tea, toast, and Orwell.

Read.Riot Have you read Down and Out in Paris and London? 2w
Bookwormjillk @Read.Riot Not yet! 2w
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Hard to believe #NonFictionNovember is almost halfway over. I need life to slow down so I can just read all the books.

I started the tagged book yesterday and tried the pictured podcast on my walk. A new one to me, and worth listening to others in the series.

Today I learned about citizen scientists and the role they can play in tracking birds and butterflies. I might look into it!

#NFN21

Bookwormjillk PS these are my neighbor‘s trees and he totally caught me taking pictures, but they‘re really pretty trees. 2w
coffees ^😂😂😂 1w
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Daisy and I are having trouble concentrating this afternoon. We may need a nap.

sharread Awesome photo. 2w
ShelleyBooksie Adorable 2w
TheDaysGoBy Love that book. And your kitty is sooo cute! 2w
Leftcoastzen 👍😻Naps are great! 2w
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Dark Waters | Katherine Arden
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I delayed my work day by a little bit this morning in order to finish this book in honor of @MatchlessMarie and her #33by33 birthday Readathon 🎂

This was a middle grade novel about a group of kids who have been fighting a mysterious enemy. I started in the middle of the series, but liked it enough to start at the beginning with my 10 year old. #RoaringWolf #NauticalNovember #Shipwreck

Why are parents always so useless in these books?? 🤣

Roary47 Awesome! I have trouble realizing things are series‘ sometimes too. 😅 2w
Bookwormjillk @Roary47 I was just searching for something about Lake Champlain monsters! A happy accident. 2w
MatchlessMarie Useless adults is a MG requirement I think 😜 2w
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I lucked out with really beautiful weather the month I decided to start a weekday walk + podcast habit. Yesterday I listened to this fascinating interview with Indra Nooyi the retired CEO of Pepsi. I immediately put her book on hold at the library when I got home.

Today I learned: Leaders need to set the tone, and mentors need to be confident. #NFN21

I finished my audiobook yesterday too so first order of business today is to find my next one!

Amiable I also save podcasts to listen to when I‘m walking—it‘s my reward for exercising! 2w
coffees I'm curious, how do you go about choosing podcasts? I'm pretty new to them but the ones you've been listening to all sound interesting (and are, to the few I've listened!) 1w
Bookwormjillk @coffees I just try a whole bunch of them. Then once I find one I like usually they‘ll mention what they like and I try those too. 1w
coffees @Bookwormjillk 👍👍👍 1w
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I‘m not even sure what I just read, but I enjoyed it, and I really want to travel to Savannah. This was billed as true crime. If even half of it is true it‘s a great story. #NonFictionNovember #NFN21

Scochrane26 Savannah is a beautiful city. 2w
AmyK1 I‘m going to Savannah this weekend with friends! 2w
marleed I loved this book. It really does read like fiction. When I visited Savannah years ago, that book and miniature statues were abundantly gift shops. 2w
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Mary Oliver‘s poetry soothes my heart, and I was so glad to curl up with this last night. She was just so good.

SamanthaMarie My husband and I have been reading a poem a day of hers, we just finished the tagged book. She was so good. Some of her poetry feels like therapy, some of it feels like admonishing from a loved one, some of it is the perfect reflection on nature. All of it, good. ♡ 2w
Bookwormjillk @SamanthaMarie what a great tradition! 2w
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Yesterday I listened to another episode of Pantsuit Politics on my walk. It was a beautiful day and I even have time to swing by a Little Free Library and drop off some books.

Today I learned: It‘s be 15 years since I visited Savannah and I really want to go back. (Listening to the tagged book and while it‘s very entertaining it‘s not really a learning type book 😜)

tracey38 I love Savannah! 2w
Bookwormjillk @tracey38 it‘s been way too long. A really long drive for me but worth it. 2w
tracey38 @Bookwormjillk I could walk around historic downtown Savannah all the time. It's sp worth it! 2w
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In honor of #FoodAndLit focusing on Mexico this month I made turkey almond mole last night for dinner. This is a great way to use up leftover turkey if you happen to have some. I had to use the picture from the website because we ate it too fast 😁

https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/smokey-turkey-almond-mole

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I‘m very curious about what this shopping center is/was.

megnews I‘m in northern Ohio. I‘m curious too! 2w
megnews Mary Oliver was born in Maple Heights. I think it‘s Southgate USA. It was built in ‘55 when she was 20. 2w
Crazeedi @megnews hmm that would not be that far from me! How close to Erie Pa are you?? 2w
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megnews @Crazeedi a little over 2 hours. I‘m about 30 minutes west of Cleveland. 2w
Bookwormjillk @megnews thank you! I went to Hiram and was curious if I had ever been there. I don‘t know Maple Heights though. 2w
Chelsea.Poole Sad but lovely. Ps— I‘m also in Ohio ☺️ 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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There are three great readathons going on this weekend and beyond! Since my kids‘ sports seasons are on a brief hiatus I‘m going all in! I have 5 books, 1 e-book, and an audiobook on my nightstand. Let‘s do this!
#33by33 Nov. 11-15 @MatchlessMarie
#AnywayYouReadathon Nov. 12-14 @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl
#NovelNovember Nov 13-21 @Andrew65

Smrloomis @Allydanielle88 here a couple more 🤩 2w
Eggbeater Thanks for joining in! 2w
Andrew65 Looks a very busy few days, great to have you with us. (edited) 2w
Bookwormjillk @Andrew65 Busy in the best way! Thanks for hosting. I'm looking forward to it! 2w
MatchlessMarie Oooh The Five has been one I‘ve been meaning to get to 😍 Happy reading!! 2w
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Unfamiliar Fishes | Sarah Vowell
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I didn‘t take any pictures yesterday, but I did get out and take my podcast walk. I‘ve been downloading this podcast for about a year, but only recently started listening. I really like it. #NFN21

Today I learned: TR sent the first telegraph across the world in 1903.

Prairiegirl_reading I really like this podcast too. I haven‘t listened recently but I do appreciate it! 2w
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Unfamiliar Fishes | Sarah Vowell
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I had it on my mental to-do list to learn more about the history of Hawaii this year, and this was an entertaining way to do it. #NFN21

rsteve388 That's cool! 2w
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Let the fun begin #FoodAndLit #Mexico

Catsandbooks Ooo what are you going to make? 3w
Bookwormjillk @Catsandbooks Pan de Muerto I can‘t wait! 2w
Catsandbooks @Bookwormjillk fun! Excited to see it! 2w
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Another winner for #NFN21

I really enjoyed this memoir of a 2019 Everest climb combined with the history of the Mallory/Irvine climb post WWI. If you like Everest books this one is worth the read even if it seems like you‘ve read enough books about Mallory.

Megabooks This was a great one! Fascinating. 3w
coffees Sounds interesting 👀👌👌 3w
Bookwormjillk @Megabooks yes, and the things he brought up at the end. What?? 2w
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Promised Land | Barack Obama
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I finally finished this audiobook 😵‍💫 It was actually great. I appreciated the care and deliberation President Obama seemed to put into each decision he outlined in the book. To be honest after everything we‘ve been through since March 2020 I was kind of nostalgic for some of the crises he talked about here. I can‘t wait for volume 2.
#NFN21

rsteve388 Great Job! Woo hooo 3w
AmyG I am doing an Obama buddyread here and now am more excited. 3w
4thhouseontheleft SO good! I can‘t wait for the next volume. 3w
coffees Oh wow, that was fast!! 👏👏👏 3w
Bookwormjillk @coffees thank goodness for audiobooks or I never would have finished! 3w
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Unfamiliar Fishes | Sarah Vowell
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Yesterday I worked from my office in DC and was surprised to see deer on my walk. I never see them at home in the suburbs!
I picked a lighter podcast for a Friday, and continue to alternate between the tagged book and Obama‘s Promised Land on audio and The Third Pole in print.
#TodayILearned that vog is volcanic fog. #NFN21

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#NonFictionNovember Day 4! My new walking shoes came and I love them even if my fashionista daughter made fun of them. I‘m still listening to Obama‘s promised land and reading about Mt. Everest. Caught up on the pictured podcast on my walk.

Today I learned: On Mt. Everest Sandy Irvine‘s camera might still work because it is mechanical (no frozen batteries.)

#NFN21

marleed Great shoes! 3w
coffees Omg those shoes!! ❤️❤️❤️ And woah, I didn't even think about that!! Great progress 👍👍 3w
Bookwormjillk Thanks @marleed and @coffees at least Litsy approves of my shoes! 3w
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Yesterday was kind of all over the place as far as reading goes, but I did manage a chapter of the tagged book and a walk with the pictured podcast. I‘m also still listening to President Obama‘s book.

Today I learned: Morgan Stanley was given permission to act as a bank during the 2008 financial crisis.

#NFN21

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My November #BookspinBingo

This is a good one!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 3w
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Yesterday was Election Day, and I‘m lucky that my polling place is also one of the best places to watch the sunrise in the city. I got President Obama‘s book from the library which will take me a while to get through. It‘s great that he reads it himself but I need to listen at 1.5 because he talks slowly.
Today I learned: Teddy Roosevelt added the West Wing to the White House.
#NFN21 #NonfictionNovember

coffees You're on a roll!! 🔥🔥 I started reading this one when it came out but it was such a big book! xD I didn't get far but have been meaning to read it :) 3w
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When the Apricots Bloom | Gina Wilkinson
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A fast moving book about Iraq during Hussein‘s reign. My heart was in my throat for the last quarter of the book. #ReadingAsia2021

Librarybelle This is on my to read list! 3w
BarbaraBB I wish I had chosen that one for Iraq too! 3w
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This book examines how modern day Pirates and hackers operate, and the lessons we can learn from them. It was a quick read with some interesting parts, but I wish it had more substance. #RoaringWolf #JollyRoger #NFN21

Roary47 Nice! 🎉 3w
coffees Oooo might have to pick this one up 👀👏👏 3w
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Yesterday was the first day of #NonfictionNovember and it was gorgeous. I listened to a good chunk of the tagged book, and to the pictured podcast on my walk.

Today I learned about the many uses of camel milk, and about the underground economy that surrounds it in the US.

coffees Wow, Nice start!! 👏 And that looks like an amazing day omg so pretty 😍😍 3w
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