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Christmas Around the World | Mary D Lankford
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LeahBergen 😍😍 7h
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Guidebook to Murder | Lynn Cahoon
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#weeklyforecast #Dec8
Say Nothing: #nonfiction 25 pages
Christmas Journey #audiobook- finish
Guidebook to Murder: #mysteryoftheweek -2 hours #audio
A Noel Killing:#holidaycheer up to p. 143

Cinfhen I love how specific your goals are!!! I put the books up there and just hope for the best🤪 1d
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#Book Report #SaturdayDec7 #nonfiction #holidaycheer #mysteryoftheweek
Say Nothing: #nonfiction only got to p. 206
Maigret Chritmas : #holidaycheer finished my first introduction to this series- such fun! His character is great.
The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth: #mystery of the week. Don‘t know why I felt compelled to finish- may because I enjoyed other books by the same author. Would not recommend- I found it boring.

Cinfhen So your books balanced each other a yeah and a nah 1d
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King Me | Roger Reeves
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#GladTidings #PoetryMatters

This is not a Christmas themed celebration of glad tidings, but Reeves poetry & imagery resonates with me.

TheSpineView You can interrupt the promt any way you want. Love the poem!😍 2d
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Olive, the Other Reindeer | J.otto Seibold, Vivian Walsh
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#HollyJollyReading #Santa

Confession: Our tree is not up yet. We are waiting for my son‘s exams to be done this week. He loves to be involved in the trimming. So I have no Santa to display. But these illustrations by J. Otto Seibold are eye catching. 🎅🏻

Blueberry Me too. My son gets home from college on Saturday. First thing on the schedule is go get a tree. 2d
Suet624 Its early still. 😁 2d
kspenmoll @Blueberry It‘s such a wonderful tradition to do together for as many years as we can! 2d
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kspenmoll @Suet624 You are right- being in a school it feels like the holidays are now. Do you have a tree? 2d
Suet624 Nope. My apartment is way too tiny. But I do have a paper tree from childhood that I‘ll put up tonight or tomorrow. 2d
kspenmoll @Suet624 Sweet. Without Robert we probably would have a table tree. 🎄 2d
Suet624 Yes, fortunately if I really want to smell or look at a tree I can just walk four houses down to my daughter‘s house. 😀 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎄💚❤️ 2d
OriginalCyn620 😊🎄🎅🏻 2d
Crazeedi I just now have our tree in the living room and we have not decorated it yet! So you're fine! I still have to get tubs of decorations out! 1d
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A Nol Killing | M. L. Longworth
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#BookAdventCalendar #festive #DearDecember

The tagged book is set in Provence, so I just “had to” buy it.

An unexpected leisurely festive breakfast. I am home due to a snow day! A gift... Happy Wednesday Littens!

umbrellagirl Looks like a fabulous morning. 2d
Eggs What fun!!! 2d
kspenmoll @umbrellagirl It truly is- ! 2d
kspenmoll @Eggs It has been, more so because it was not expected; thought it would just be a delay. 2d
LeahBergen What a fun break for you! 😍😍 1d
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B is for Bethlehem: A Christmas Alphabet | Isabel Wilner, Elisa Kleven
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#BookAdventCalendar
Another book my son loved! The illustrations are gorgeous.

LeahBergen Aww! ❤️❤️ 3d
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Eggs Beautiful ❣️ And atop a gold chair👏🏻❤️👏🏻 3d
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Deck the Halls | Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark
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#HollyJollyRead #DecktheHalls #BoughsofHolly

The tagged book, 2 Holly bushes to the left at our family Cape House.
“Deck the halls/with bough of holly/fa la la la la la la “

https://youtu.be/WgEVI8DEkF8

OriginalCyn620 😊📚🎄 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️ 4d
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A Christmas Journey | Anne Perry
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#BookAdventCalendar
At a house party that Lady Vespasia Cummings-Gould attends, a young woman, Gwendolyn,commits suicide,the woman perceived as responsible,Isabella, is ostracized.A decision is made:if Isabella embarks on a pilgrimage to the Scottish highlands,finds Gwendolyn‘s mother,delivers her daughter‘s last letter,explains daughter‘s death & her role in it,she can expiate her guilt & find redemption.Vespasia accompanies her on the journey.

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#DearDecember #AgingCharacters
In 1940 England Susan is raising homing pigeons with her grandfather.The National Pigeon Service involves Susan in a assignment:to air drop hundreds of these birds with coded messages into German occupied France.
The Novel includes the role of these carrier pigeons in espionage, war wreckage & its toll, loss,romance,missed chances, despair,hope. By 1996, Susan,a grandma,has aged,& carries her story in her heart.

Amiable What a beautiful photo! 5d
Eggs Gorgeous photo/presentation 👏🏻❤️👏🏻. And I am so intrigued with this story-going on the wish list! 4d
kspenmoll @Amiable @Eggs Thank you ! 4d
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Untitled | Unknown
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OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 5d
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LeahBergen This was a fun one (I read it last Christmas)! 5d
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A Maigret Christmas | Georges Simenon
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#chance #solvingcrime
“Contrary to whats often happens,no unequivocal intervention of chance,no dramatic turning point was involved. That kind of chance had no part in the events, and yet chance was nevertheless a factor, a constant presence, in the sense that every price of information came at the right time and in the most straightforward, natural way. “ Maigret, now retired. solves a puzzling situation brought to his door step on Chrismas Day.

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#BookAllusion #CaskoftheAmontillado #EdgarAllanPoe #Sherry #Enticement

Such a chilling, s-l-o-w-l-y- build up of suspense in this short story (Cask of Amontillado).

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#BookAdventCalendar #JusttheRightBook #RJJuliaBooksellers

Every 2 months I receive #JusttheRightBook tailored to me from this independent bookstore in Madison, CT., RJ Julia Booksellers. This month‘s book embodies the Christmas mystery spirit & has a lovely cover.

Suet624 Love how closely the book matches the carpet. 6d
LeahBergen What a pretty cover! 6d
youneverarrived Stunning cover! 6d
Jee_HookedOnBookz My oh my I agree with everyone.. The cover 😍😍 6d
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#Fridaydinner #booksandfood #booksandbooze #grittycomestodinner

Slow going with this book. Not enjoying it -
But rather than bailing, wanting to see the ending.

Crazeedi I'm thinking thumbs up for the pizza though ! Looks yummy! 7d
kspenmoll @Crazeedi You predicted correctly; pizza yummy, book meh...not so good. 5d
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A Maigret Christmas | Georges Simenon
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#BookAdventCalendar

Tagged book In this month‘s TBR. Love the cover‘s simplicity, grays and whites.

LeahBergen It‘s SUCH a beautiful cover! I‘ve been looking at this one but have never read any of the Maigret stories before. 1w
kspenmoll @LeahBergen This will be my first Maigret. Hoping to read at least the Christmas story this weekend. 7d
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Jee_HookedOnBookz I love this and so does my daughter! ❤️ 😊 1w
TheSpineView I have always loved this! ❤❤❤ 1w
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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#HollyJollyReading #snowman
Golden Book edition of a beloved classic.

Jee_HookedOnBookz My girl loves this book! 1w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚⛄️😊 1w
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#DearDecember #treesinthetitle
Not holidayish but one of my favorite books that I read when young ( my mom‘s edition). Also loved Joy in the Morning.

Eggs A classic for sure👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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Olive, the Other Reindeer | J.otto Seibold, Vivian Walsh
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#BookAdventCalendar
Still hanging onto my son‘s book.🎄🕯

LeahBergen Aww! Olive looks a little bit like my puppy, Johnny. 😄 1w
kspenmoll @LeahBergen Happy to here that! 🐶 7d
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Tender Is the Night | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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#DearDecember #greencovers

@Suet624 What do you spy in the left bottom corner? !

Eggs Great selection💚📚💚 1w
Suet624 I've gone from my phone to my ipad to my computer and I still can't tell what it is!!! I'm intrigued though. 1w
Eggs Yes! Someone please tell me what it is 1w
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kspenmoll @Suet624 @eggs. It is truly hard to see. Small patch in lower right hand corner is a hint of a felt book mark Sue sent me a while back. Can you see it now? Little rounded orange brown print, some bluish green underneath. A small corner of the bookmark. (edited) 1w
Suet624 I do now!! 1w
kspenmoll @Suet624 ❤️ didn‘t mean to rope you into an I Spy or Where‘s Waldo type game!! 1w
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LeahBergen I read this under the title of Envious Casca. 👍🏻 1w
batsy I hope to read it this month! 1w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🎄 1w
kspenmoll @batsy I bought this last year so determined to read it this Christmas. We can compare reactions! 1w
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#PoetryMatters #tree

“....What joy it was, that almost found me?
What amiable peace?

Then it was over, the wind
Roused up in the oak trees behind me...”

TheSpineView 😍😍😍 1w
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The Age of Light: A Novel | Whitney Scharer
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#HollyJollyChristmas #Light

I have not read this yet- TBR. But seems to fit. 🕯🕯

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#snowday #coffeeandbooks #Mondaymorning #teachersoflitsy
First we had a 2 hour delay-two hours later we had a snow day!Meanwhile Robert shoveled out the car.Then I proceeded to get it stuck in a snow bank! After shoveling etc, I finally drove it out.Just then, while still in the car, a text came through that school was closed.So happy- it‘s icy & snowy & after my major car accident when I turned 30, I have be shy to drive in bad weather. Saved!

Tamra 😏 Of course! Its a good day to stay cuddled inside. 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Glad you're safe and sound at home and enjoying a good read! ❤️ 2w
kspenmoll @Tamra @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thanks! It‘s been a quiet day. Did get out to lend a neighbor a shovel & had a chat but otherwise cuddled up reading. Thinking of making chili for dinner. 😀 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @kspenmoll yummmms! How did it go? 1w
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##PoetryMatters #Cheer

Also love the tagged book. #teachersoflitsy

TheSpineView Lovely! ❤ 2w
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The Paris Key | Juliet Blackwell
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#DearDecember #settinginEurope
About family, marriage, keys (both literal & symbolic),Set in magical Paris. “Locked doors can protect or imprison you.”

Crazeedi Beautiful photo!! 2w
Eggs Colorful!! I think this is on my kindle tbr .... I‘m committing to whittling it down 😜 2w
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A Maigret Christmas | Georges Simenon
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#HollyJollyReading #DecemberTBR

🎄The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth
🎄 Say Nothing
🎄 Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon
🎄The Santa Klaus Murder
🎄 A Maigret Christmas
🎄 The Mistletoe Murder
🎄 One Day in December #botmbuddyread (kindle)

I am still undecided about what audio book to begin.

Crazeedi I posted 3 audiobooks on my feed, check them out you might be interested in one! Nice selections!❤ 2w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 2w
kspenmoll @Crazeedi Thanks, I‘ll fo that! 2w
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#weeklyforcast #nonfiction #mysteryoftheweek #holidaycheer
Hoping this week to continue reading Say Nothing ( on pg 200) #nonfiction
Finish The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth #mysteryoftheweek
Read A Maigret Christmas #holidaycheer
Here‘s to a good reading week!

Cinfhen I need to finish this book! I started on audio but was getting distracted 2w
veritysalter Thank you so much for this post, I‘ve just remembered that I added Maigret at Christmas to my Kindle last year! #toomanybooks 2w
kspenmoll @veritysalter You are so very welcome!!! You are so write #toomanybooks 🤣🤣🤣 2w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen It‘s long & involved which is why I have another book going at same time! 2w
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#BookReport
Say Nothing: on p. 176
The Ruin: audio, finished
The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth: p. 71, library Book so reading this rather than the Cara Black mystery.

Suet624 Oh wow. I really, really liked Say Nothing. 2w
Cinfhen 👍🏽looks good 2w
kspenmoll @Suet624 I am totally engrossed & loving this book. I keep thinking: Where was on when all this was going on? Why was I so oblivious? I just remember the names Gerry Adams & Bobby Sands. No clue about Hughes or the Price sisters. I am learning so much. 2w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen I think it‘s doable. No expectations! Just read on. 2w
Suet624 Same here. I thought I knew so much about it too! 2w
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The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
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#GratefulReads #FavNovRead #NamasteNovember #NovStats #MadonnaNovember #Amazing
Decent month. I read a total of 8 books
1 fiction, 2 historical fiction, 5 mysteries. 2of the mysteries were audio books.
Given my crazy month, it is #Amazing I read this month!
Favorite book: November Road

Eggs Great books! Great reading month👏🏻 2w
Cinfhen What did you think of 2w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen Wonderful character development, kept me guessing, really had clue about ending or who was responsible for what. This predates The Scholar which I read first. Because I am a chicken( thrillers keep me up so avoid them) it‘s hard to gauge for others but it was suspenseful for me. (edited) 2w
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OriginalCyn620 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Cinfhen I started on audio but it was confusing so I‘m waiting for my library request. It seems like a well written “thriller” ~ I‘m looking forward to reading it. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen It is a complex book, many layers, characters seemingly not connected in the beginning. I read the Scholar, her second book first (no audio) which provided some background on the characters. 2w
Cinfhen Should I go that route as well?? 2w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen I think The Ruin might be fine in book form-That‘s what I did with the scholar. The audio/The Ruin,I had to repeat chapters some times To figure out what was going on. I am thinking this author is better as a book. So start with The Ruin when you get it. (edited) 1w
Cinfhen Thanks 🙏🏼 that‘s the plan!! 1w
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#Saturdaymorning #SunshineBlueSkies #34degrees #nippy
#booksandcoffee

Breakfast rather decadent: hot apple pie with whipped cream, french roast in my new cat mug, thanks to @Jee_HookedOnBookz . I just love the feel of the warm tail around my fingers!!!
Happy Sunday all! I hope to head out fir a walk later.

Theaelizabet Loved this book. 2w
Zelma Ooh, love the mug! 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz 💕💕💕 So happy to see you use it! ☺️ And your breakfast looks so darn delicious! 😋 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Looking forward to reading your review of the book! 2w
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Radical Acceptance | Tara Brach
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#NamasteNovember #Serenity

The author takes us step by step on a path to #serenity

Eggs Sounds like something everyone would benefit from 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
JamieArc This book really changed some perspectives for me. I recommend it often. 2w
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#MadonnaNovember #I‘llRemember
I‘ll remember: I was working in a school the day of the Challenger explosion.The kindergarteners were watching on TV the first teacher, Christa McAuliffe, go into space.Then the unimaginable happened.- the shuttle looked to be engulfed in flames, broke up, & fell out of the sky. Students created a book to express their reactions. Tagged book are poems compiled in hopes of comforting children post 9/11.

Cinfhen Awww, that was such a difficult moment to process and witness 😭😭😭Reminds us how fragile life can be. 2w
Cinfhen I also wanted to say thank you for joining me on my music/ book journey 🎶📚♥️It‘s been great fun & ive enjoyed your posts and recommendations 🥰 2w
kspenmoll @Cinfhen I‘ve enjoyed participating when I could- exposed myself to some unfamiliar music at times which was great fun! 1w
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#GratefulReads #Blackintitle
One of my son‘s favorite books.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🙌🏻 2w
OriginalCyn620 🖤🖤🖤 2w
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#litsylove #winterswap #grateful #coffeeandbooks #coffeesndcats #bookmarks
Thank you so much for such personalized gifts! Cat mug & book@ark, coffee socks, ( cannot wait to wear them to work!) 2 books From my TBR, my favorite breakfast, oatmeal, & a beautiful personalized card! I had so much fun opening everything! Many thanks @Jee_HookedOnBookz

kspenmoll Thanks to the generous woman, Misty, who shares & spreads the love from the depths of her heart to all of us! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (edited) 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz You're so welcome, Katherine! So so glad you love the gifts! ❤️ ❤️ When I saw the cat mug with the tail as its handle I knew I had to get it for you! ❤️ I have yet to open mine! Heading home now and once I get the kids settled, I'm gonna open it! So excited! ❤️ 2w
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#fridaymorning #coffeesndbooks
Slept in this post Thanksgiving morning. Scone & coffee from a Barbara Pym mug. She was one of my mother‘s favorite authors.
Needed a small break from Say Nothing, so starting this library book.
Happy Friday everyone!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💙💙 2w
kspenmoll @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you my friend! 2w
Ncostell Hope you have a relaxing Friday and had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 2w
kspenmoll @Ncostell Thanksgiving was great and Friday was relaxing/ I slept in! 2w
batsy Looks like a perfect set-up 👌🏽 2w
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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#graditude #Thanksgiving #family
#neighbors #rituals #reunion
After a nap we went across the street to our neighbors, (another tradition)for dessert. Anyone in the neighborhood is welcome-we all come baring desserts. Three of my son‘s former babysitters are always there,now with their own children. We are forever grateful for our friends & neighbors who helped bring up Robert. A Thanksgiving ritual, a reunion.

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#odyssey #escapeplans #thetroubles #saynothing
Brendan Hughes,IRA,Belfast,escaped from Long Kesh prison much like Odysseus escaped from Cyclops‘ cave.

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#hungerstrikes #theTroubles
This book is teaching me so much about this time in Irish history. Using hunger strikes as a political statement dates back to the Middle Ages in Ireland.
Apologies for the state of the quote. Hopefully you can read it. 🤪

Nute Thankful for you, Ms. Katherine. Have a wonderful day today!🧡 2w
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#GratefulReads #SetDuringThanksgiving
A true story of Thanksgiving & a Thanksgiving murder. 🦃🎉
Happy Thanksgiving Littens!

ljuliel Happy Thanksgiving. 🍁 like your choice of books ! ( especially Capote ) ❤️ 2w
OriginalCyn620 Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽 2w
kspenmoll @ljuliel @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 Thank you & I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day! 🦃❤️ 2w
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#catsoflitsy #Thanksgivingmorning #gratitude

So thankful for Em & Poe & this riveting book on this Thanksgiving morning. And if course, my coffee, not pictured but by my side!
😻😻📚☕️🦃

MallenNC Great book! 2w
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Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
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#MadonnaNovember #the powerofgoodbye
Lucy and Gabe are soulmates,who share the tragedy of witnessing 9/11 together.They experience a first, electrifying love, but their career paths separate them geographically. Star-crossed lovers? Fate?Choice? Gabe goes to photograph the war torn Middle East while Lucy eventually remains in NYC & marries.The thread that binds them is sporadic,fragile,but never quite broken.This book is Lucy‘s goodbye to Gabe.

Cinfhen I really liked this book a lot!!!! Great choice 🖤 2w
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Fever, 1793 | Laurie Halse Anderson
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#MadonnaNovember #Fever

Read this as a family ages ago- my first book by this author.

Cinfhen This book is meant to be really good 2w
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#GratefulReads #bookyouhavereread #CharlesDickens
Family tradition to reread this classic every holiday season. 🎄🎄🎄

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚🎄 2w
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#JusttheRightBook #RJJuliaBooksellers #bookmail
A bit of pre-Christmas cheer came in the mail today. 📚🤶🏻🎅🏻🎄

GypsyKat Beautiful! 😍🎄 2w
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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#GratefulReads #November #Memoir
So many great memoirs! Here‘s a few I loved.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 3w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3w
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#weeklyforcast #audiomystery #nonfiction #mysteryoftheweek
With Thanksgiving this week, I decided to make my reading predictions with success in mind. 😉

keithmalek Say Nothing is outstanding. It's one of the best books I've read this year, and the best book I've ever read about the Troubles. 3w
kspenmoll @keithmalek Only on p. 96 but loving it- almost written like a novel. 3w
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