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Kaddele

Kaddele

Joined May 2016

Bavarian pub landlady, teacher and hoarder of unread books
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Quichotte by Salman Rushdie
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Bloodlust & Bonnets by Emily McGovern
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Emilia by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
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We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
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Rebels Without Applause by James Tynion (IV)
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Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
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Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
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Riddle of the Runes by Janina Ramirez, David Wyatt, Kinnear
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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
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Ladders to Heaven by Mike Shanahan
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James' Tierleben | James Krss
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No idea why this ended up in the attic - one of my favourite books from when I was a child. I adored the illustrations!

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Life With Mother Superior | Jane Trahey, Anna H. Reuter
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Before my holiday I went up in the attic to get my backpack (still missing) and came down with a bag of books that I haven‘t read since I was a kid. So many memories! These ones are especially important - they‘re books my mum read when she was a girl. Lots of 60s teenage adventures (featuring dreamy Italian boys on scooters if I remember correctly) with a little Bonanza fangirling thrown in ... love this little treasure.

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Not sure how I ended up bingeing on the His Dark Materials audiobooks but my advent project is halfway done and they‘re really well done (although Pullman himself as the narrator has a bit of a slow grandfatherly Märchenonkel vibe). I‘m nearly at the end now and NOT READY! After this, I‘ll need something light and fluffy ...

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Cherringham - Ungebetene Gste: Weihnachtsspecial | Neil Richards, Matthew Costello
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Dear friend who told me to try these books because they‘re right up my alley: No, they‘re not. Especially not this clunky German translation. If, however, you are really into anglophile clichees set in a picturesque Cotswold village (it‘s in the Cotswolds. And it‘s picturesque. And English. Very English.), this ... is still not that great, tbh. It might just be the translation, though. Has anyone read these in the original?

julesG Haven't read it. But I know what you mean by clunky translation. Some books are ruined by bad translations (into German). 3w
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Finished the audio & can‘t wait to start the next one. I love that Pullman never presents horrific events as grand adventures for plucky kids but shows the horror of the situation. Malcolm is a fantastic character & I adore him. My big problem in the book is Alice, who could be amazing if only she did anything apart from looking after the baby.
Michael Sheen‘s narration is an absolute delight - gripping & relentless & gentle, just perfect.

julesG You might just have sold this audiobook to me purely by telling me who's narrating it. 😁 3w
Kaddele Well, of course I picked it for very good philosophical and literary reas... It‘s MICHAEL SHEEN! 🤩🤩🤩 it‘s really worth it just for his narration. 😄 3w
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I know I have to leave for my first class super early tomorrow morning and I have to teach until 9 pm so I should definitely go to bed soonish but ... well ... there are 3 hours left in the audio book and Michael Sheen‘s narration is so lush and alive and gorgeous that I can‘t force myself to stop now. Also sleep is overrated. As is being awake while teaching. Being a responsible adult sucks.

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Loved this show - so much fun and so much glitter! Brilliant ending to this year‘s West End pilgrimage. 🤩(And, speaking as someone who had to do all of Shakespeare at uni, I agree, Romeo is a douche with no upper body strength...)

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Maurice | E M Forster
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“This one has five legs.”

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Dear Evan Hansen | Steven Levenson
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😍😭😍😭😍😭😍😭😍😭

Beatlefan129 I heard this show is fantastic! 1mo
Kaddele It is! I saw the London production (still in previews) and it‘s really good - definitely want to see it again. 4w
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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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No ghosts or dashing police wizards to be seen anywhere - but then again no beheaded corpses either ...

julesG You have no idea how often I've been thinking about this book and Peter when passing the church. 1mo
Kaddele Me too! I usually get a hotel near the British Museum while I‘m in London so I get to walk through Russell Square a lot too and it‘s the same there, too. 4w
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What a great piece of theatre- found myself with the biggest grin on my face throughout. Brilliant music, lovely staging and a great cast. 😍

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Also - why don‘t more people use them???

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Why doesn‘t every waiting area have one of these?

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Rimbaud Complete | Arthur Rimbaud
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New month, new destination - quick stopover in Paris before I‘m off to London tomorrow. Had completely forgotten that I‘m staying at the Arthur Rimbaud Hotel. It‘s très jolie - the rooms are named after poems - mine‘s Ô saisons, ô châteaux. Very cute ?

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Gedichte in einem Band | Kurt Tucholsky

Another poet to think about on our trip - haven‘t read any Tucholsky in far too long but, looking at the world right now, it‘s definitely overdue ...

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Maria Stuart | Friedrich Schiller
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Went two visit those two for the first time in nearly 25 years. We went on a school trip to Weimar in 12th grade - there and back again in one day. Things I can remember: amazing ice cream with friends, far too much information about gingkos, Schiller‘s rotten apples, quoting poetry like proper girly swots, endless roadworks on the motorwsy, getting home at 2am, skipping the first few lessons the next day and going for breakfast instead.

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Gedichte | Theodor Fontane
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Driving past Ribbeck on our unexpectedly literary family road trip - of course I had to dig out my vague memory of Fontane‘s poem. Very surprised by how much of it I can remember once I get going. (Camera still broken - have decided it‘s an edgy filter).

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Die Flsse von London: Roman | Ben Aaronovitch
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I generally don‘t read books in translation after I‘ve read the original but I was quite curious to check out the Audible adaptation. I really enjoyed the way they presented the story (some off the sound effects and music choices are hilarious) although I still prefer the English audio books. Will probably listen to the next one, too.

julesG Heya, are you maybe interested in the #12Littens12Books? 2mo
julesG Also, books in translation can make me furious. Something always gets lost in translation. 2mo
Kaddele Sounds great! Where do I sign up? 2mo
Kaddele And yes, translations can be incredibly frustrating. With films and audio it‘s mainly because German versions usually have everybody use the same accent - which is my main issue with these audios. The original reading is so rich with accents and varieties that this version just seems a bit bland in that respect. 2mo
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Emilia | Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

I wish I‘d made it to London when this was on - falling in love with the text already!

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Cestina expres | Lda Hol, Pavla Bo?ilov
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7 cases, unpronounceable sounds, words without vowels - I love Czech 🥰🥰🥰 Time to restart learning because everything I learned 10 years ago is completely gone.

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Duke and I | Julia Quinn

My grandma passed away a few days ago and we‘ve had to spend far too much time worrying about hypocrites & vipers, aka relatives - so now I‘m very much in the mood for a re-read of a few Julia Quinn books. That should make me feel much less murderous. I started the audiobook of this one but I‘ll probably dig out my paperbacks. It‘s strange how some books just don‘t work for me in audio although the reader is doing a really good job ...

LibrarianRyan I'm so sorry about your grandma. I totally get the vipers. My family had those when Grams passed too. And Julia Quinn is always a make me happy read. I am almost excited for the TV series. Almost. But now that I know Julie Andrews is voicing Lady Whistledown, I will never not hear it in her voice again. 4mo
Kaddele Thanks!! Families can be the worst but at least we won‘t have to be nice to them for much longer. Julie Andrews voicing Lady Whistledown is an excellent piece of casting - the whole cast looks good, at least the couple of people I actually know seem to fit quite well. I‘m really excited for Adjoah Andoh as Lady Danbury - she‘s great. 3mo
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Different reader, different setting but still very enjoyable and a good length for a wee crochet project. I‘ve still got two hours to go on the audio - might need some wine to accompany it.

julesG What did you make? Looks like a bag or loop scarf. #crochetersoflitsy #hookersoflitsy 😁 4mo
Kaddele It‘s a little bag - it‘s this month‘s project in the Little Box of Crochet. It‘s a cute summery thing - it still needs a couple of tassels but I‘m nearly done. 4mo
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The Luckiest Guy Alive | John Cooper Clarke
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This is the kind of advice I need in my life. (Also my phone camera needs fixing - those spots are not a cool new filter ... but who needs a working phone camera when there are books to spend all your money on?)

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The Luckiest Guy Alive | John Cooper Clarke
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Just to make it clear - I do own books that are not called Good Omens. These two lovelies showed up today as well...

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Feeling a tad ineffable today ...

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Good Omens (Revised) | Terry Pratchett, Terence David John Pratchett
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I read this book for the first time when I was a teenager - it was the first book I read entirely in English and I fell in love with every single character in it straightaway. I‘ve spent the past 25 years dreamcasting these characters with every actor I can think of and never even thought of the sheer perfection that is Michael Sheen as Aziraphale. Will now ignore my TBR mountain in favour of watching him talk about crepes ....

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We Contain Multitudes | Sarah Henstra

Oh wow, this audio book is so beautifully read I don‘t ever want to stop listening ...

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Guards! Guards! | Terry Pratchett
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Did I really need another copy? Silly question - it‘s Sam Vimes, of course I did. (And of course it‘s A Pratchett book that puts a stop to my can‘t concentrate long enough to read anything phase...)

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Les Miserables: Cameron Mackintosh Presents Boublil and Schonberg's | Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schnberg, Herbert Kretzmer
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Being stuck in a hospital bed is bad for my credit card but who cares? 🤷‍♀️

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Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Wish I could concentrate better but so far this is fabulous :) just the right thing when being stuck in a hospital bed!

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I‘m absolutely gutted. I already miss his voice.

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#audiocrochet to my favourite audiobook reader - fantastic performance as always. 😍

PickwickPlockPlock He's my favourite audio reader, too. Your project looks great, love the colours! 10mo
Kaddele @PickwickPlockPlock He‘s got the tone and the characters spot on, Rivers of London is a rare case where I actually prefer the audio to reading the actual book. The yarn is gorgeous- really soft and the colours are even nicer in daylight. 10mo
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This is adorable! (not sure about the definition of silent letter though 🤔)

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Exactly what I always say! Very suspicious, those ramblers ...
I‘m really glad I‘ve finally got time to finish this - just the right thing for a freezing, grey, wet day off. Would be perfect with a mug of hot chocolate but I‘m too lazy to move. 🤷‍♀️

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I Object: A History of Dissent | Ian Hislop, Thomas Hockenhull
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I saw the exhibition at the British Museum last year - spent ages in there and loved the brilliant, witty selection of objects. Looking forward to reading!

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Beautiful Napkin Folding | Horst Hanisch
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This is from the German 1983 edition that my mum just dug out of a drawer - guess I‘ll be busy for a while ...

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Penguin Problems | Jory John
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It absolutely is! (Also: Get this book! It‘s fabulous!)

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Re-reading this is like talking to an old friend.

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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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Wortwchter | Akram El-Bahay
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Another book I would have loved to read as a child - what a fantastic adventure! Exactly the right book for a rainy day! I adored the characters and the writing was lovely. More please!

rather_be_reading welcome back to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @litsywelcomewagon 1y
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The Children of Castle Rock | Natasha Farrant
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The Children of Castle Rock | Natasha Farrant
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What a great adventure story! Charming, witty, exciting with great characters - would have loved to read this when I was a child and absolutely adored it now. More please!

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The Skeleton Road | Val McDermid
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No idea why I hadn‘t picked up a Val McDermid before but if they‘re all like this, I‘m definitely up for more. Well-written strong female characters, an interesting story and I liked the “book in book” and the change of tone that brought. Yay!

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What a gorgeous read! I fell in love with the narrator almost from page one. I already miss Rachel even though I've only just closed the book. Definitely recommended!

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