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kspenmoll

Joined May 2016

Lifelong reader, teacher insta:kdspenmoll
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Legend by Marie Lu
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The Way to Cook by Julia Child
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Poems for Morning by Various Authors
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Watson's Choice by Gladys Mitchell
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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
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The Night Travelers: A Novel by Armando Lucas Correa
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The Land Of Spices by Kate O'Brien
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A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
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A Book of Days by Patti Smith
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Map: Collected and Last Poems by Wis?awa Szymborska
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Learning to Talk: Stories by Hilary Mantel
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The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martinez
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Mecca: A Novel by Susan Straight
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Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell
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Love and Other Poems by Alex Dimitrov
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Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit
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Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson
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Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
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Body in the Transept by Jeanne M. Dams
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Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
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Her Last Flight: A Novel by Beatriz Williams
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A Black Women's History of the United States by Kali Nicole Gross, Daina Ramey Berry
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Goldenrod: Poems by Maggie Smith
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Murder at Queen's Landing by Andrea Penrose
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An Unlikely Spy: A Novel by Rebecca Starford
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Fire Force, Volume 1 by Atsushi Ohkubo
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The top row are the books I am still reading:
Brother Gardeners, The Fifth Gospel, No Strangers Here. Finished: The Best Loved Poems of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis, The Skeleton Road. #Naturalitsy #litsolace #kindle #audible

TheBookHippie Fun graphic!!! 6d
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I am in harwich, Massachusetts, Cape Cod. Found this book that was my mothers and spent some time reading it today.This simple poem by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis spoke to me because it speaks of the sea. It was always my hope to live near the sea, but I have the next best thing: my sister owns my parents home there & she welcomes visits!

dabbe Ah, Cape Cod. Lovely! 💙💙💙 6d
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Legend | Marie Lu
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9th grade book groups- a student I am supporting is reading this book which means I am too! New genre for me.

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No Strangers Here | Carlene O'Connor
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Poe & I enjoying the sunshine. He is snuggled & snoozing amongst all the pillows in front of a window of sun. #catsoflitsy #coffeeandbooks

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1w
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The Skeleton Road | Val McDermid
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#HyggehourReadathon

This afternoon I listened to the tagged book while I made beef stew (Julia Child), then during “hyggehourreadathon” my family watched the movie Suncoast, which left me crying. An interview with the film‘s writer & director:

https://time.com/6693400/suncoast-laura-chinn-true-story-interview/

A perfect hygge evening!

AllDebooks Lovely x 2w
Tamra That looks super tasty! 1w
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TheSpineView Looks good! 2w
Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Crazeedi I think I might have read the fifth gospel, not sure!! Great job Katherine! 2w
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The Skeleton Road | Val McDermid
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I have been in bed all day- just exhaustion as far as I can tell. Slept in very late for me.Too tired to read print but I have been memorized by this audio book.Karen Pirie has always been a fabulous read/listen. With this audiobook I am going back in time with her. A wonderful companion when in bed. #serieslove2024

Ruthiella Hope you feel better tomorrow. ❤️ Thank goodness for audio books! 2w
Tamra I hope you are getting the rest you need! 2w
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon 2w
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dabbe Hang in there! 🩷💜❤️ 2w
LeahBergen I hope you feel better soon! 😘 2w
TheSpineView Feel better! 2w
kspenmoll Thank you all so much for your good wishes. Some better today- I have today & tomorrow off so resting. Still listening not reading. @dabbe @LeahBergen @Librarybelle @Tamra @Ruthiella 2w
Andrew65 Hope you are feeling better, well done on the book 🎉🎉🎉 3d
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No Strangers Here | Carlene O'Connor
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My family on the Molloy side (my dad) is from Dingle. One of my great-greats left Dingle during the Great Famine or the Great Hunger of the mid 1800s. Anyone in my family who has visited speaks of the warm welcome they received. Truly “ …Only friends [relatives] you haven‘t met yet.”
Starting this right now.A perfect epigraph. 😄☘️🇮🇪

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 2w
Suet624 I wish you could go. It‘s a wonderful and magical land. 2w
Crazeedi That's so cool 💗 2w
Crazeedi I have to stack!! 2w
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#libraryhaul
I am trying to curb myself from taking out too many books at a time. I returned 2 (out of 6) today that I did not read. This haul seems more realistic. A memoir, a Celtic age mystery, a novel.

Silverneurotic It‘s actually good for the library though! 2w
Crazeedi Donna Leon, one of my absolute faves!!! 2w
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No Strangers Here | Carlene O'Connor
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#bookreport
February 11-February 17, 2024
Finished the top row.
Still reading The Brother. Plan to start When in Room this week. Currently reading No Stranger Here. #audio #LitsyLoveReads #NancyDrewBR #Naturalitsy #litsolace #nunlit #CountyKerryNovel

Librarybelle Great reading week! 2w
jlhammar Planning to start When in Rome this week! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💚📚 2w
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#4 in this series seemed to place Nancy in more adventurous,even dangerous situations, which relied on her quick thinking & problem solving skills.What‘s not to like with a “haunted” inn,devious characters, river scuba diving, fires, & a Nancy look alike.Unlike the previous books in this series, #4 actually kept me on my toes as I read it straight through last night. #NancyDrewBR Sorry I read this too late to join in the discussion.

Librarybelle There were so many things happening in this one! 2w
MariaW I joined the discussion of the last three novels last week because I couldn‘t make it earlier. You can always add your comment. 😊 2w
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The Mystery at Lilac Inn | Carolyn Keene
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#NancyDrewBR
Starting this tonight before sleep. I had a snow day so I spent the day with the characters in Hello Beautiful. I will review the book but right now I feel like I need to carry this read in my heart a day or two. I could not put it down until the end. #LitsyLoveReads

Librarybelle 😁 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙❤️💚💛 2w
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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano
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It‘s a snow day! So I am home, snuggling with my cats & the tagged book. What a gift! #litsylovereads #February

IndoorDame Oooh, your snow day is so picturesque and cozy looking! Enjoy! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 2w
Librarybelle So snuggly! 2w
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 2w
marleed What a pretty day you have going. Our area schools and businesses are closed tomorrow for a ‘red‘ snow day. Otherwise known as the Chiefs Super Bowl parade. And this one will actually have temps above freezing at 60°! 2w
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#HyggeHourReadathon

Home today due to a snow day- the falling flakes outside my window are lulling me to sleep. Trying to catch up on posts. For this past Sunday‘s #HyggeHour, I did not read but used the tagged cookbook to make a pot of Jane Brody‘s chili,which warmed up the kitchen. Add chicken wings & corn muffins & we enjoyed our usual Super Bowl Sunday. The hygge was in the cooking with love.

IndoorDame Yum! 2w
Chrissyreadit 🩵🎉🩵🎉🩵 2w
TheBookHippie Yum!!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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Long Time Dead | J M Dalgliesh
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#weeklyforecast
Read more of Brother #naturalitsy #litsolace #buddyread - I am behind.
Start Hello Beautiful #LitsyLoveReads; start Lilac Inn #serieslove2024 #NancyDrewBR
Continue with Long Time Dead #audible
Continue with A Trace of Poison #kindle #readyourkindle

TheSpineView Enjoy! 3w
Andrew65 Looks a good week ahead. I look forward to seeing what you think about the J M Dalgleish book. 3w
AllDebooks Enjoy your week's reading x 3w
Librarybelle Yay! Nice graphic! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩷🩷🩷 3w
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Salvation of a Saint | Keigo Higashino
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#bookreport
Both Maisie Dobbs & Karen Prine are complex, engaging protagonists with not only the challenges of their mysteries, but also challenges in their personal lives. This combination brings a depth to these novels.
In Process: Almost finished with the riveting Salvation; Just started Poison on kindle; Brother I am behind #naturalitsy #litsolace ;Long Time Dead just started#audible.
Serieslove2024

Andrew65 Both of these make my favourite series lists. Well done 👏👏👏 3w
AllDebooks Great 👌 2w
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Salvation of a Saint | Keigo Higashino
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Gathering for morning reading time. #coffeeandbooks #catsoflitsy #EmandPoe #serieslove2024
Started my library book this morning, the 2nd in the Detective Galileo series. 📚☕️

Jari-chan 😻😻 3w
TheSpineView ❤️🐈 3w
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 🥰 🐾 3w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3w
janeycanuck I just got caught up on the Detective Kaga series. This one is up next for me, I can‘t wait, he‘s such a good writer 3w
kspenmoll @janeycanuck I am waiting & yearning for more in this series! 1w
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#HyggeHour #litsolace #naturalitsy
Like @TheBookHippie my Hygge hour was earlier this evening due to Emmy Awards.
Pictured: my reading area, my book, Poe visiting while I read, my morning coffee with a treat of a blueberry scone & creme fraiche.

monkeygirlsmama Your reading nook looks extra cozy! 4w
TheBookHippie 💕💕💕 4w
AllDebooks Perfect x 4w
Chrissyreadit 🤍🤍🤍🤍 4w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4w
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Still Life | Val McDermid
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TheBookHippie 💕💕💕💕 4w
TheSpineView Looks good! 4w
Andrew65 Hope the week is going well. 3d
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Sunset tonight was gorgeous! Such a gift. #gratitude #naturalitsy #imbolic Spring is around the corner…

Deblovestoread Beautiful! 4w
Ruthiella Wow! 😮 Stunning!🤩 4w
TheBookHippie WOWIE!!! 4w
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AllDebooks Wow, what a view 😍 4w
Chrissyreadit Stunning! 4w
MaureenMc 🤩 4w
jlhammar So beautiful! 4w
kspenmoll @Deblovestoread @Ruthiella @TheBookHippie @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit @MaureenMc @jlhammar My husband & I stayed outside gazing at the display a long time- others in my neighborhood were on their front lawns, too. It was a spiritual experience. Nature at its best. (edited) 4w
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#bookreport #audiobook #readyourkindle #kindlelist #february #naturalitsy #litsolace #pychologicalinvestigator #seasonalcozies #serieslove2024

~On ch. 52/58 Karen Pirie series is complicated & suspenseful, with authentic characters.
~Started The Man with a Load of Mischief, ch.1
~Finished the Introduction in the Brother, but already fascinated by this 19th century global botanical exchange.
~Maisie Dobbs 👍🏻 Marked Down for Murder🤦🏼‍♀️

TheSpineView Fantastic! 4w
CBee Pretty graphics! 😊 4w
julieclair I love Maisie Dobbs! 4w
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AllDebooks Yay 🍀💚🍀 4w
kspenmoll @CBee Thank you- pic collage app. 4w
kspenmoll @julieclair this series is just amazing- 4w
Andrew65 Great choices, I‘ve enjoyed the Karen Pirie Series more as it has progressed. 3d
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The Sun Also Rises | Ernest Hemingway
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According to the weather forecasters on TV, we have had only 2 full days of sun since before Christmas.I knew it‘s been a long stretch,but hearing that makes it much more real. No wonder everybody has felt so sluggish! I plan to be out in the sun today for a walk and try to get some vitamin D,my levels were so low that the doctor has given me a prescription of 10,000 vitamin D twice a week. 🔽

https://youtu.be/GKdl-GCsNJ0?si=F5_3IY7zatfQp0Go.

kspenmoll my husband son and I were up early waiting for sunrise today.Although the time for rising was 7 AM we couldn‘t see the sun until about eight because it is hidden by buildings, and we are a little higher up on a hill. We were so excited to welcome the sun! ☀️ 🌞😎#naturalitsy #litsolace #sushine (edited) 4w
Chrissyreadit 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 I‘m thinking to increase my prescription D this month from 2x a month to weekly. 4w
Gissy Enjoy that sun ☀️ When it is out everything looks different. Have a splendid day 4w
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TheBookHippie It‘s beeen so so long !!!! We saw it for ten minutes yesterday we all ran outside ☀️ 4w
kspenmoll @Gissy @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit I took a 2 mile walk with my neighbor- just feeling the sun on my face felt amazing….just seeing it was amazing!!! 4w
Gissy @kspenmoll Nice!☀️😎 4w
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Mehso-so

Easy quick read. This #cozy seemed rather juvenile to me. Not much depth to the characters.The “Good Buy Girls” 4 bonded women behaved more like adolescents than 40 ish adult women.
Might be a “pick” for a teen.

julieclair Disappointing... It sounded like such a fun premise. At least it was over quickly! 😂 1mo
kspenmoll @julieclair Thats ok. I finished it so that says something…. 4w
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Started this last night. Our house was so cold I wore a hat! #sesonalcozies #February

julieclair It‘s a very pretty hat! And it kind of complements the colors of the book cover! 🤣 1mo
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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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These books are my #hopesanddreams for February- some my go into March. 6/9 are #buddyreads; the other 3 are my choices.
#TBR #readaway2024 #serieslove2024 #seasonalcozies #February #NancyDrewBR #litsylovereads #nunlit #Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent #naturalitsy #buddyread #February
I must be dreaming…

Librarybelle Good luck! 1mo
DieAReader Looks good!🤓📚 1mo
TheSpineView Lookin' good!📚📚📚 1mo
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julieclair Hopes & Dreams! Love it! That describes me just about every month. 🤪 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩷🩷🩷 1mo
DieAReader Great stack🤓📚 2w
AllDebooks Fab stack x 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi #TLT
1) since childhood i have been”batting a book”curling the edges of the top corner of the book‘s pages.I have reformed as an adult but when stressed I can revert to the behavior.
2) like Diane,while cooking I wipe counters.I also put each ingredient away immediately after I use it.Helps me know I had added it,but also keeps the area clean.
3) habit of only looking straight ahead & not looking at floor.Have fallen.

dabbe #1: I think most of us have some quirk with our hands while reading. And it's so interesting that we do! 🤩
#2: I aspire to be like you and Diane. 😃
#3: #ouch 💜
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Crazeedi Yes on putting things away too! And ouch I hope you don't have any more unfortunate incidents! 1mo
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#Naturalitsy #litsolace #StBridgetsCross #Imbolic
This is a lengthy article but for those who want to know more in depth about the origins of this celebration, it is fascinating. I hang St. Bridget‘s Cross on my front door every Imbolic day .

https://awalkinenglishweather.com/imbolc-st-brigid-and-milk-folklore/

TheBookHippie 💚💚💚💚💚 1mo
Cuilin We made St Bridget‘s crosses in school in growing up in Ireland. The Monday after St B‘s day is now a national holiday. 1mo
kspenmoll @Cuilin oh I love that it it a holiday now!!! 1mo
marleed I have quite a few St Bridget‘s crosses. It‘s my favorite cross. My gift-giving eldest (and most Irish) sister (RIP) owned an Irish store in my hometown for many years. I was the recipient of her gifted crosses and since she knew my fondness for St Bridget, I Have reminders of both of them all through my house! 1mo
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Ice Cold Malice | Rhys Dylan
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My 20 kindle books- will take me months… but excited & was amazed at how many books were in my library- so many more than listed here! #ReadYourKindle #February #KindleList

CBee It‘s amazing how many we can accumulate! 1mo
kspenmoll I switched my kindle read this month because I realized it was a reread! 3w
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Cooking for Picasso | C A Belmond, Camille Aubray
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Mystery,Murder, Mayhem…that‘s my genre for January. I did read 1 nonfiction book & 3 fiction- not a mystery!!! 13 books in total. #nunlit #RevThomasAquinashistoricalmystery #SavannahCat #nonfiction #NancyDrewBR #sundaybuddyread #historicalfiction #spy #mysteries #policeprocedural #serieslove2024 #seasonalcozies #January
Top 3: Mercy House, The Last Garden in England, Journey to Munich

Librarybelle Excellent stats!! 1mo
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
TheSpineView Great job! 1mo
sblbooks I just ordered The Last Garden in England from Pango. It sounded really good. 1mo
julieclair Great month of reading! 🎉👏 1mo
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Rev. Mother Aquinas‘s involvement in unraveling the mystery surrounding the assassination of Cork‘s city engineer,began with buttered eggs...The plot is immersed in the both the present& in the past.Cork is a city of contradictions: vast wealth and desperate poor. Below the surface, Its people are simmering with anger about the results of the 1916 Easter uprising.The majority of its leaders were executed. A young ex-reporter is arrested. 🔽

kspenmoll 🔼 Inspector P. Cashman, Eileen, both former pupils of Rev. Mother, her cousin Lucy,& Dr. Scher all team up to solve the crime. Politics, social issues,& Yeats‘poetry all provide an integrating backdrop for the mystery. (edited) 1mo
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TheSpineView Awesome! 1mo
AnnR An interesting review! 👍 I had to look up the buttered eggs reference, as I had no idea that was used as a method to preserve eggs. Learned something new today. Thank you! 1mo
kspenmoll @AnnR i meant to leave a source but forgot- glad you found them. New learning! https://www.tasteatlas.com/buttered-eggs#:~:text=Buttered%20e.... (edited) 1mo
jlhammar Glad to hear you enjoyed. I look forward to reading more Mother Aquinas! 1mo
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Language of Secrets | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Missed posting this yesterday. No new books; wrapping up January‘s books.#weeklyforecast
#kindle #audible #policeprocedurals #schoolread #naturalitsy #Artistsrivalries #nonfiction

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#naturalitsy #hyggehugs #midwintersolace #Sunday
Surprised by snow today,illuminating our Christmas ball.
My reading couch
Books! Framed New Yorker covers about reading/books
Serenity outside my kitchen window
Birthday cake!
Em asleep on the warm radiator
Tonight‘s pot roast by hubby-perfect for the cold
Poe says hi from the radiator
Me at PT healing slowly

Our last Sunday together-I am so sad.Wish this could go on forever. #wintersolace???

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
CatLass007 Aww, Em.😻 1mo
Texreader Is it your birthday?? Happy birthday! 1mo
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Crazeedi I didn't know about PT!?! What happened? I'm so out of the loop, am so sorry!! 1mo
kspenmoll @CatLass007 😺 Em says hi! 1mo
CatLass007 Sweet!❤️ 1mo
kspenmoll @Crazeedi No worries-I did not advertise my surgery initially- too caught up in healing. Had ligament complete tear in rotator cuff, some bone things, complete tear in bicep - that is hardest to heal & most painful. I am right handed, & it is my right shoulder so that is making healing longer. 6 months-Year. It‘s been 5 mths now. I came back to work 1/2 days in Dec.; full time in January. So no loop to be out of! ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 1mo
Crazeedi @kspenmoll oh my , I absolutely know what you're going through, I had total shoulder replacement November 8. Right shoulder, but thank goodness I am left handed, though I use my right hand a lot too. It's a reverse shoulder so I no longer use rotator cuff muscles for arm movements. Plus one was torn anyway. My shoulder was in pieces basically. 1mo
Crazeedi I hope you are well on your way now to complete recovery 1mo
kspenmoll @Crazeedi just this November? How are you doing? You garden, craft- how are you feeling now? 1mo
Crazeedi @kspenmoll yes just this past November, just had dr appt today, he said I'm doing excellent for 10 wks out. I'm getting ready to gear up for seed planting in greenhouse!! 1mo
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Libation & snack while waiting for my husband‘s pot roast. The kitchen‘s aroma is sooo tantalizing! #midwintersolace

Gissy Mmmm 😋 Enjoy that dinner 1mo
kspenmoll @Gissy It was fabulous! 1mo
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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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These are six of the women‘s prize for fiction long/short lists that are unread on my shelves.I am sure I have more. I just have to dig them up. I have decided to try to read one per month starting in February.Ones that I have read so far in the past few years are:
The bookshop
The Silence of the Girls
Sing Unburied Sing
Circe
An American Marriage
Black Butterfies
#womensdozen #womenshalfdozen

Ruthiella Great idea! 👍 1mo
vivastory Loved the Lockwood. The Shipstead & O'Farrell are high on my TBR. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on these! 1mo
Tamra There are several in your stack that are wonderful! 😍 1mo
TheKidUpstairs What a great idea! I loved loved loved Hamnet, Trespasses, and Great Circle. You have some wonderful stories ahead of you! 1mo
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As many authors have commented, this novel is indeed a cross between Jane Austen & Agatha Christie. I enjoyed all its wit,(at times snarky)twists,simmering romance, locked room mystery trope. The Lady‘s Guide to Swampshire,Vol.I,encapsulates the strangling code of the areas rules for women.
The author states:”This book combines a few of my favorite things:mayhem,manners,and murder…I love ornate, over-the-top, costumes-required them party.”#cozy

Librarybelle This one was so much fun! 1mo
Jess_Read_This This sounds lovely! Adding it to the TBR pile! 1mo
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1938.Maisie has returned to Britain after a lengthy absence.Secret Service has propositioned her with a dangerous mission: to disguise herself as the daughter of a British prisoner in Dachau, & secure his release.To do this Maisie ends up immersing herself in the evil Nazi world.While involved in this treacherous quest,Maisie asks herself:should I remain in service to my country,or return to my own beloved work as a psychologist & investigator?

TheSpineView Fantastic! 1mo
Andrew65 Love this series, this is the book I‘m up to in the series. I finished at the end of last year. Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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The Helsinki Affair | Anna Pitoniak
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Joining in again to see if this will help me with my #TBR.please tag me @TheAromaofBooks - I may join in to #bookspinbingo as well.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Glad to have you along!! 1mo
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Friday night was my birthday.My husband & I went to a local French bistro for an early diner of roasted beets with honey nut squash,candied walnuts&pomegranate;Bourguignon beef stew,(me);chicken Coq Au Vin d‘Alsace(hubby).Cake was at home with my son.You can see a lovely,snow covered bush to the right in the window next to me.#naturalitsy
I read some of the month of January in the tagged book when I got home.

TheBookHippie How beautiful!!! All of it!! HBD🎉🥳 1mo
AnnR Happy belated birthday. 🎉🎂💐 1mo
Bookwormjillk That sounds lovely! 1mo
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IndoorDame That sounds like a wonderful celebration! 🎊💐 1mo
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
Aimeesue What a lovely winter menu! Happy birthday!🎈🎉 🎈 1mo
Jari-chan Happy birthday 🎊🎂 1mo
AllDebooks Wonderful. Happy birthday x 🎂 1mo
jlhammar Happy Birthday! Your dinner sounds wonderful. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🎊🎈🎉 1mo
kspenmoll Thanks for all the birthday wishes! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jari-chan @Ruthiella @AnnR Yes it was a wintery, delicious, wonderful meal & evening @jlhammar @AllDebooks @Aimeesue @IndoorDame @Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie 1mo
DebinHawaii Happy Birthday! 🎊 Your dinner made me hungry! 1mo
batsy Lovely! Happy Birthday! Dinner sounds so delicious 😁 1mo
Gissy Happy belated birthday! It looked was a nice place🎂❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 1mo
Reggie Awww looks like a great night! Happy belated birthday! 1mo
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Thank you so much for the birthday gifts and cards! @TheBookHippie I am already reading January‘s chapter. I love how the book goes through the natural world, month by month.The illustrations are gorgeous!Not pictured is a box of fuzzy cozy socks because they are in the laundry right now.Thanks so much Christine for your generosity.The cards brightened my day- thank ypu for remembering me @Lovesbooks87 @Kappadeemom @readwithcori @Sleepswithbooks

kspenmoll I included some New Year‘s Day cards that I have yet to respond to but plan to ever so late. @Crazeedi @BookwormAHN Thank you for your kind thoughts! 1mo
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️🎉🥳🎂🥳🎉♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
TheBookHippie I hope you got the tea!! It‘s my favourite! 1mo
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kspenmoll @TheBookHippie I did! It is at work! Delicious. I have coffee in the morning, tea in afternoon. Glad you asked. (edited) 1mo
readwithcori 🎉♥️ 1mo
Crazeedi @kspenmoll of course I didn't get a birthday card sent, my bad! But I hope you had a really special day. Hugs💗 1mo
BookwormAHN Happy Birthday 🎂 1mo
kspenmoll @Crazeedi No Bad!!!! 1mo
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Starting this tonight. #serieslove2024

TheSpineView 👍🤩📖 1mo
TheBookHippie Happy birthday! I hope my gifts and card arrived okay!! 1mo
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The Language of Secrets | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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1) Mom:rolling meatballs with my mom after school.We were a family of ten, so there was a mountain of meatballs! Talking about books with her all my life until her death in 2016.
Dads: working in his office - saw him in a different light- created a new bond between us. Letting us read anything in his bookcases- nothing banned.
2) lover of books,compassionate,changing the world for the better one student at a time. #wondrouswednesday

Suet624 This post is beautiful. As are you. 1mo
dabbe 💜🩶💜 1mo
mabell Love this! ❤️ 1mo
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Eggs Lovely post💖🥰💗 1mo
Reggie #1❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
kspenmoll @Reggie @Eggs @mabell @dabbe Thank you!!!! @Suet624 Aww You made my heart so warm.💜 1mo
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Murder is Easy | Agatha Christie
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From Sharon‘s TBR on Litsy. Reading this week in honor of her. #SharreadReadathon

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Started this library book tonight. Laugh out loud funny.

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Untitled | Unknown
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1)I have always day dreamed-at this point in my life I daydream about retiring, travel, the beach, being with my extended family, being with my immediate family, a better world for my students, my son in a successful career, hiking in nature, what I will plant in my garden in the spring-some of this crosses into planning I know, but first I have to dream about it to create it. #Two4Tuesday
2) when I was younger,Laura Ingalls Wilder books

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!💜📖 1mo
peaKnit I daydream a lot about retirement and figuring out what is next too❤️ 1mo
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The Rescuers | Margery Sharp
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Read/ finished 6 books on left. The 3 on the right is amazing still reading. #joyousjanuary

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻 1mo
Crazeedi You did amazing! Congrats! 1mo
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I had a very different but warm, cozy, & full of love & sharing, tonight‘s hygge hour. My brother from Alaska was on the east coast unexpectedly, so he came to my house to have dinner with me & my family. This is the brother of my heart-only18 months older than me, we grew up in each other‘s pockets& have championed each other all our lives. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ actually we talked a long time about books & I explained litsy, buddy reads, swaps etc to him.📚

Bookwormjillk Sweet ❤️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit 🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵🩵 1mo
CoffeeAndABook What an unexpected treat and the best kind of hygge 💓💓💓 hurrah for brothers of the heart ❤️ 🙌🏼 1mo
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TheBookHippie How wonderful!!! 1mo
IndoorDame What a treat! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
AllDebooks What a perfect evening xx 1mo
Cuilin Beautiful 🩵💜🩷 1mo
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Cooking for Picasso | C A Belmond, Camille Aubray
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Since we have not discussed the last section yet,I will be circumspect in what I write.Suffice to say that while I had to suspend belief at times, & there was some parts added that were unnecessary, overall this tale was easy to get lost in.France,French cooking,the European art world, mystery, intrigue, romance-the book has it all.Two timelines,1936+ & 2014-16ish make this a dramatic 3 generational family saga. #sundaybuddyread #historicalfiction

kspenmoll I gave it a pick because this novel sent me on very tangents related to the book. The “A Conversation with Camille Aubray” enhanced my reading as she talked about how she came about to write this book. 1mo
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Still Life | Val McDermid
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Yay for #buddy reads! Almost done with Cooking for Picasso & The Rescuers #sundaybuddyread #childrensclassicread3024 #january
The three below are in process. I should finish Maisie Dobbs this week. #serieslove2024

AuthorDeniseTurney Enjoyed reading The Alchemist years ago
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TheSpineView Great job! 1mo
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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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#libraryhaul
These are all holds that came in at once, of course!
The tagged book is for #seasnalcozies #February
Blaze Me A Sun is for #auldlangspine

Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes I really liked A Most Agreeable Murder 1mo
Crazeedi All new titles to me, ...sigh....more to look for...😉 1mo
julieclair Looks like you have lots of fun reading ahead! Enjoy! 1mo
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MissyD I hate having more than 1 book checked out at a time. 🤣. Normally when I get more than one coming up to check out, If possible I try to let the person behind me get the book. It just puts me down 1 spot in the list. And I become the next available. (Sometimes it lets me chose the date I want the book). And the reason I hate having more than 1 book I love 4 miles from the library. Where I work. 🤣. So it‘s easy for me to just grab a book 1mo
SamAnne The bottom one is near the top of my TBR list. 1mo
Suet624 I hope you like The Man who Moves Clouds. It‘s a 2023 favorite of mine. 1mo
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