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Kkhalifeh

Kkhalifeh

Joined June 2016

Slowly barricading myself within a tower of books.
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Age of Myth | Michael J. Sullivan
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If you're looking for your next fantasy novel to read this summer this is it!!!

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The Queen of Blood | Sarah Beth Durst
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I had a lovely relaxing weekend and picked this book up on a whim - and it's perfect. Villages of trees, nature spirits gone rogue and an unlikely champion whose affinity with nature spirits take her from working with the village hedgewitch to being trained as an heir to the queen - the one person who can keep the spirits happy. And the spirits are not happy. The perfect book to read in my hammock under my maple tree. 🐿🌳🌿💕

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Sunday morning reading in Bed! Loving Homegoing!

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Even when a book has almost no life left, even when it would take a true act of love to read through the unbound and crumbling pages - it is still a work of art. A well-loved book is a thing of beauty.

LeahBergen Yes! ❤️ 3y
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I spied My favorite translator hanging out on a window ledge today. Well, her book anyway. I love browsing the books in other people's homes.

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Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh
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I bought 10 boxes of books at the library sale (they go to the store) but these 4 go home with me 💕

LeahBergen What lovely editions! 💗 3y
Dragon Brideshead, heavy sigh, I have a thing for Sebastian ❤️ (edited) 3y
Texreader Coolness!!! 3y
Joanne1 Awesome titles. 3y
ApoptyGina69 Great picks! I own and have read them all, but my Brideshead is missing it's dust jacket. 📚😍👍 3y
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I listened to the first Agatha Raisin on audible and then immediately when out and bought THE COMPLETE COLLECTION. #bookproblems

LeahBergen I need to try one of these! 3y
Kkhalifeh They are the perfect cozy British mysteries but with a little dash of trashy, swear-y, bitter middle aged women perspective. 3y
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My Cousin Rachel | Daphne Du Maurier
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This one goes right to the top of the spring TBR pile!

LeahBergen It's so good. 3y
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Taking a break from my Best of the Booker list to refresh with some Barbara Pym.

LeahBergen I love your mug! (and I've been meaning to read this Pym for ages). 3y
Kkhalifeh @LeahBergen thank you, I think it is so lovely! And I am enjoying Jane and Prudence very much! 3y
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The Conservationist | Nadine Gordimer
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This one is a definite so-so read. Gordimer has talent and crafts some beautiful images while managing to be both inscrutable and boring. I'm so glad I've finished and can move on to something else. 😒

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I Capture Castle | Dodie Smith
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My daughter is old enough that we can start a Mother/Daughter book club with books I'm actually excited to read! First up - I Capture the Castle - one of my favorites!

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The Ghost Road | Pat Barker
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My birthday treat to myself - 3 straight hours of uninterrupted reading! Husband is cooking for tonight's party and I just get to lay here and read 🎉😊

TrishB Sounds fab 😀 3y
Suet624 💕💕💕 3y
Dragon Happy birthday 🎉 3y
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"She sits reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on the iPad for about the twelfth time. It's the Harry Potter book she likes the least; that's why she's read it so few times". ?

Texreader Nice quote! I feel the same about that one but 12 times!!?! 3y
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A big fat, Scandinavian historical novel spanning the streets of 18th century Copenhagen to the frozen villages of Greenland. Just waiting for my kettle to boil then I shall plop down with my lemon tart and tea and I will read and ignore the my whole world while I sink into Leine's beautiful creation.

LeahBergen This sounds amazing. I can't wait to hear what you think! 3y
Sraexx Ooohhhh, stacking it! 3y
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My request to read The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street just came through this morning and though I have only just started it the story features a house bunny AND a boy named Oliver! I have a house bunny and a boy named Oliver!!!! The joy! The serendipity! 💕

MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
Ms.Story Serendipity indeed!! 3y
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A Separation: A Novel | Katie Kitamura
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Reading a book is good but eating a book is better. #bookbunny

Louise So sweet! ❤❤❤ 3y
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Syrian authors YES PLEASE!

Gayan I adore those bookends. 3y
Kkhalifeh @gayan me too! 3y
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Finally cracking into my boxes (packed away these last 2 months) it's like meeting old friends 💕

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The Outrun | Amy Liptrot
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I love this cover! 💕

LeahBergen Pretty bookends! 3y
ephemeralwaltz Wow!😍 3y
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Ooooooooooh. So excited to read this!

LeahBergen Now, wouldn't THAT be a great "book club" to join?! 3y
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My obsession with reading about the cold continues....(from the comfort of my cozy warm home)

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What do you do when it's -1 degrees Fahrenheit outside? Read books about places EVEN COLDER.

Sraexx I live in Miami, but I grew up in Pennsylvania. I LOVE the cold and I can't watch enough shows set in the North or read enough books set in the cold. 3y
Kkhalifeh @Sraexx I totally agree! Any cold shows you'd recommend? 3y
Sraexx @Kkhalifeh Fargo has been my favorite, the series that is, of course, the movie is great too! 3y
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It's bluebird, it's powder, it's -3 degrees. And I'm in the lodge reading....

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The Return of Munchausen | Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
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My Christmas Day reading commences in a nest of pure COZINESS. Fire, coffee, popcorn....Merry Christmas to all and to all a good read-in. 🎄

Dragon Merry Christmas!🎄 3y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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My Christmas gift to myself 😊🍾 A Modern Library Of my favorite Austen stories!

LeahBergen Oooo. That's a nice edition! 3y
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The Fish Can Sing | Halldor Laxness
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"A wise man once said that next to losing its mother, there is nothing more healthy for a child than to lose its father." That is a hell of an opening line!

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Mulled wine, 3 feet of snow, Ella Fitzgerald singing Christmas songs and me rereading Outlander for the 5th time. I'm in my happy place. #godblesssnowdays #hygge

Sraexx YAS! Hygge is my new obsession! 3y
Sarah1960 It is a genuine happy place agreed! 💕💕💕💕 3y
Sydsavvy Definitely Hygge!!! 3y
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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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"without a doubt, it was a book for when the birds have flown south, the wood was stacked by the fireplace, and the fields are white with snow; that is, for when one has no desire to venture out and one's friends have no desire to venture in"

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Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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This is my make-shift shelf until renovations are complete and my bookshelves are up and my books can come out of their boxes! I've never had such a scant quantity of books in my home before...

LeahBergen Pretty! 3y
ApoptyGina69 Those are some good books though! Plus, I recognize 14 Hands wine and I've never seen that Fernet before. Fernet-Branca is positively guzzled around here. I take pix (or screenshots) of others I see IRL. Thanks! Good luck with renovations! 👍🍷🌟 3y
Marchpane Creative bookends! 😁 3y
BookishMarginalia But it's festive! 3y
Kkhalifeh @ApoptyGina69 this Fernet is locally made here in Oregon and I LOVE it!! 3y
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A book on the history of dental care and class in America certainly caught my eye when I heard about it but now I'm bumping it up my TBR pile with this emergency trip to the dentist for the little one (who is thrilled as you can see). At least we are fortunate enough to even visit a dentist (which many Americans are not).

LeahBergen Aww! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin 😂Not a happy camper! 3y
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It's cozy mystery time!

LeahBergen Awww! ❤️❤️ 3y
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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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So excited to curl up with this book...the coziness that awaits me is distracting me from my work.

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I am loving this book. I'm at an especially crazy time in my life and seeing how the body can somatize stress is really forcing me to be present with the chaos and not just soldier on. Fascinating book!

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If I have to be at work today at least I can read about walking around "the city".

queerbookreader I love those shoes 😍😍😍 3y
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Picked this up last night at a new Indie bookstore in our town. Still feeling the election hangover, coffee a book and a warm fire are all I can handle right now.

ApoptyGina69 Absolutely. That will be my Sunday since I've got work through until. 3y
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Inkblots is so fascinating!! I rarely e-read except for advanced copies and SOMETIMES they are so good my DRC's make it to the dinner table. Chardonnay pairs very well with Koala btw.

BookishMarginalia I have that one in my #NetGalley TBR too! 3y
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Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter...a funny beer for some funny books. #booksandbooze

LeahBergen 😂 3y
Megabooks 😂👍🏻 3y
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Middlemarch (Revised) | George Eliot
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All my babies are packed away (the orchids are being babysat by my sister-in-law) and will stay packed until my library is built. I can only imagine their joy, and mine, when we are reunited in a month!

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The Nose | Nikolay Gogol
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These Melville House 'Art of the Novellas' are a beautiful addition to my library (maybe some day I'll even read them 😂) #bookhoarder

BookishFeminist I love these! I want the whole collection. 😂 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Got my signed #indiespensable from Powell's today. I loved this book and am delighted to have a signed copy for my shelf...I will however devour all this chocolate and the get back to packing my house up...I will not get sucked into rereading. I will not.

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Got my print ready to frame and hang in my kitchen at the new house!!! Squeeeee!

ReadingOver50 Love it! 😍 3y
RealLifeReading Need this!! 3y
Merethebookgal Perfect! 3y
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My rabbit hates D. H. Lawrence apparently. She stole this book out of a box that I had packed up 😳!

BookishFeminist 😭😭😭 it's such a nice copy of this book, too!! 3y
stylizedreading Bunny doesn't give a heck 3y
quirkyreader Maybe for her she liked it so much she had to eat it. 3y
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This whole book is about people winning at wood. I am now motivated to have the best damned stack of wood on my hill.

ReadingEnvy I did a double take, was thinking 3y
Kkhalifeh @ReadingEnvy 😂that what I thought when I first heard of this book. 3y
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Wild Thorns | Sa?ar Khal?fah
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This was a book I picked up when trying to do a reader challenge where you read an author with the same name as you...This is the only book with either my first or last name in the author name. Turned out to be a good one though!

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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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The first time I read Great Expectations I though it was "OK". A decade later I reread it and was blown away, some books speak to LIFE no matter how far through time they come to us. I found this crumbling edition and had to take it home and love it.

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The Nordic Cookbook | Magnus Nilsson
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"Oh you know, just having a cig while waiting to net a puffin for dinner...."

LeahBergen 😂 3y
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Omeros | Derek Walcott
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I shouldn't drink and read book reviews at the same time...I think I ordered a massive biography of Frans Liszt and a Caribbean refashioning of Homeric poetry last night. Two things I didn't know I wanted to read. 🤔

LeahBergen 😂😂 3y
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It's coffee time.

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Titus Groan | Mervyn Peake
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A customer brought me his personal copy of this book for me to read, and then told me he was envious of my getting to read it for the first time. I had never even heard of it before! I am excited.

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