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Lucy_Anywhere

Lucy_Anywhere

Joined December 2018

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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Jones
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A wonderfully whimsical book that made a fabulous film!

#GratefulReads Day 14 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎥🙌🏻 3d
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 3d
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1. Ineffable
2. Duologies and trilogies - I like a strong overarching plot which is rare in longer series
3. I write a lot for work... very infrequently for pleasure. Maybe a goal for 2020
4. @LoverOfLearning @Balibee146 @Howseldomtheydo

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The first short story I came across in my TBR - I'm looking forward to reading this urban fantasy set in Cairo!

#GratefulReads Day 12 #shortstory

Balibee146 Sounds great 👍 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🎉👍🏻 4d
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Cold Granite | Stuart MacBride
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I love these crime novels set in Aberdeen which are full of black humour, f-bombs, and likeable characters. It's the only series I'm up to date with!

#KeepLitsyActive - favourite author

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@Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain
This full moon is the festival of Loi Kratong here in Thailand 🙏 You make a little lantern of banana leaves and flowers, light a candle, and then float them as an offering to the gods

Meaw_catlady Oooh yes!! I got to celebrate when I was living in Chiang Mai! Such a lovely festival ! 💖 6d
sprainedbrain That sounds amazing! 5d
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Throughout this series Matthew is THE WORST - definitely a character I love to hate!
#GratefulReads Day 10 #lovetohate

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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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I haven't read this one - it's been languishing in the depths of my TBR. Anyone read it?

#KeepLitsyActive #foodonthecover

Bookwormjillk I have. It‘s a little weird but worth reading 7d
Lauram I liked most of this book. In general, I enjoy the way Robin Sloan writes. 7d
twohectobooks It‘s one of those ones I keep seeing all over the place and wondering if I should pick up despite my initial lack of interest. 7d
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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The Dry isn't about a natural disaster as such, but the relentless drought gripping this small town in Australia really heightens the tensions in this great thriller of a crime novel!

#KeepLitsyActive #disasters

ljuliel Sounds good to me. I think a drought could become a disaster if it lasted very long. There might be people getting ill or dying due to the heat or lack of water. No gardens could grow ... 1w
Lucy_Anywhere @ljuliel for sure! Droughts are devastating for farmers and ranchers 1w
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The Colour of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Apologies for the non-bookish post, but I had to share these two cuties who are keeping me company over the weekend

Megabooks 😍😍 1w
Leftcoastzen Aaawwww!😻😻❤️ 1w
Meaw_catlady No apologies needed!! Look at those cute bbs!!! 😻😻😻 1w
Lucy_Anywhere Thanks ladies! They are very cute... when they are asleep. Less cute when they are attacking my toes, climbing the curtains, or having to be rescued from under the washing machine 😂 1w
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Lords and Ladies | Terry Pratchett
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My personal favourites of the Discworld series have to be the City Watch books, but the Lancre Witches come a close second. Lords and Ladies twists conventions to make the elves the bad guys, the almost-queen the heroine, and the elderly witches the voice of reason in a fun tale. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed reading Discworld! Now I just have to play catch-up with the #EpicBuddyRead of Pratchett's works!

#OokBOokClub #PratchettPosse @julesG

julesG You are spot on, I'm about to post the discussion post for Lords and Ladies. 1w
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While I love watching documentaries, I don't read much non-fiction. Women and Power by Mary Beard has been my only #nonfiction read of the year so far! An interesting read full of personality - I wish it had been a little longer.
#GratefulReads Day 5 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don‘t read much nonfiction either!! 2w
OriginalCyn620 I don‘t read a lot of NF either! 2w
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In the Night Wood | Dale Bailey
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This slow and atmospheric ghost story set on the North Yorkshire moors is my choice for #250wordsorless A great read for this time of year!
#GratefulReads Day 3 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

veritysalter Thank you for the recommendation, I love a book set in an area I know (I‘m in Yorkshire). ♥️ (edited) 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👻🖤📚 2w
Lucy_Anywhere @veritysalter I grew up in the Dales! 2w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 2w
Linsy Ooh I need to try this one. Stacked! 2w
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Viper | Bex Hogan

Ooops... forgot to check-in for #BFCr4 😮 I've had a good week. Managed to get to the gym three times again - I'm going to adapt my goals as it seems 4x a week isn't going to happen 😬 I've also reached my book goal of 6 books 📚 so I'm going to up it to 9 books!

#BookFitnessChallenge @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
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As a big SFF fan, 500+ page chunksters make up a lot of my TBR 😂 Elantris was my latest doorstop read - a very assured debut novel from one of my favourite fantasy writers.

#GratefulReads Day 2 - Over 500 pages

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 2w
Linsy I really need to make it around to reading this one of his! (edited) 2w
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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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This ticked all the boxes for me! Senlin Ascends tells the story of a man who loses his wife on their honeymoon to the Tower of Babel and desperately tries to find her. It's a literary fantasy that's beautifully written and Thomas Senlin is an everyman hero you can't help rooting for. Bizarre, slightly unsettling, and full of dark humour.

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Spellslinger 5: Queenslayer | Sebastien de Castell
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A low key favourite series of mine is the Spellslinger series by Sebastien de Castell... this series deserves more love! If you need some wild west inspired YA full of humour and the pains of finding your place, give it a go. Looking forward to catching up with Kellen and the gang this month.
#gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🧡 sounds good!! 2w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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Happy Halloween! I'm pretty chuffed with my low key costume this year - bin bags and duct tape were all I needed. And the wings lasted a whole day of teaching 😂

BGam Awesome!! 2w
wanderinglynn Fantastic costume! 🖤 2w
Meaw_catlady Love it ! Happy Halloween ! 🖤🖤🖤 2w
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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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Week 3 check in for #BFCr4 I didn't get to the gym as much this week as I had a stomach bug at the end of the week 😷 but I'm chuffed with the amount I've read considering this is a very busy half-term! How's the rest of my crew doing? @lapreader @4thhouseontheleft @rsteve388 @wanderinglynn

LapReader I‘ve got visitors until Wednesday so only getting walks in. 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week especially since you were sick. 3w
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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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It's been a long week and I can barely keep my eyes open 😴 two hours towards the #24B4Monday readathon is a bit disappointing but I'm honestly pooped! Fingers crossed for lots of reading time tomorrow 🙏

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Starting off the weekend's readathon with City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Not my usual genre, but I'm enjoying the story!

#24b4Monday

sadierutten This is a great book! 3w
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In the Night Wood | Dale Bailey
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If you're looking for a slow and atmospheric tale, try In The Night Wood - I loved it! #quoteoftheday

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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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1. Tagged! And loving it so far
2. Too many choices 😂 City of Girls is my book club book so I should probably get onto that next
3. Beartown by Fedrick Backman

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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❤ Bangkok, Thailand
💛 31 years old
💛 I teach high school history and geography
💚 happily single
💜 she/her
💜 I regularly move countries and travel a lot, but I'm Lucy anywhere I go!

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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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Hey #BFCr4 littens! I headed up to Khao Yai National Park for a long weekend and won't be back until tomorrow afternoon, so I'm afraid my weekly check-in well be a little late. Instead, here's my top pic of the day - a gibbon looking wistfully into the distance

@wanderinglynn @LapReader @rsteve388 @4thhouseontheleft

wanderinglynn What a fantastic trip! Enjoy! 1mo
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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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Winding down after a long day of travelling and nature spotting - today's critters included a snake, several insects, and two million bats 🐍 🐛 I'm also enjoying the crazy paintings on the wall of my room!

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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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It's half term, it's sunny, and I've got a book in one hand and a coffee in the other. What else do you need??

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The Earthsea Quartet | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Every action has a consequence... #quoteoftheday

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#quoteoftheday I've only been reading translated SFF for a year or so, and I'm loving it! Reading a familiar genre from a very different perspective and culture is really quite fascinating. Western scifi tends to be more individualistic and character-driven while Cixin Liu's books focus much more on big plots - the characters are relatively unimportant in the grand scheme of things.

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Semiosis | Sue Burke
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This multi-generational tale of human colonists on an alien world was so close to being a five-star read! The world-building was astonishing, especially the sentient plants, and it was fascinating to watch how society shifted over seven generations. However, there were some annoying bits. The chapters were inconsistent in their tone and some could have been a lot shorter. ⭐⭐⭐ from me as it was an interesting read that dragged at times.

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I stayed up far too late to finish this book, and, just - wow. It's a simple story, but it weaves a complex narrative through different perspectives of all the characters, and asks some thorny questions about friendship, small town dreams, and the cost of doing the right thing. Insightful, moving, and very human. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ from me!

marleed 5 star for me as well! 1mo
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Semiosis | Sue Burke
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My weekly update for #BFCr4 I'm pleased with the reading side of things - I finished two books and started a third - but I haven't been to the gym for a few days thanks to a lurgy I picked up from the kids 😷 And, yeah, not snacking has been hard...

@wanderinglynn @lapreader @4thhouseontheleft @rsteve388

rsteve388 You can always adjust. Good work on reading for week 1! #BFCr4 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! And definitely adapt as needed until you feel better. 1mo
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It's monsoon season in Bangkok which means... traffic jams. The perfect opportunity to keep reading this fun gothic fantasy full of monsters and Victorian sensitivities

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Woohoo! #BFCR4 begins today! Here are my goals for this challenge - 6 books in 6 weeks, gym four times a week, and (the hardest goal of all) NO SNACKING.
@wanderinglynn thanks for organising it again.
@4thhouseontheleft @LapReader @rsteve388 let's smash this!

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1mo
4thhouseontheleft You‘ve got this! 💪🏼 1mo
Linsy Good luck!! I need to do something like this after I have my baby. It‘s been embarrassingly too long since I‘ve been to a gym! 1mo
Lucy_Anywhere @Linsy thanks! And congratulations! I haven't Nicene to a gym for years until a couple of months ago, and I didn't even have pregnancy as an excuse 1mo
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Clouds of Witness | Dorothy L. Sayers
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I hit 1000 Litfluence! Thanks, Littens!

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🥳🎉👏🏻 2mo
Connster Yay! 🎉🎊🎈 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I love Netflix documentaries, so I really liked the set-up of Daisy Jones and the Six with each character telling their version of the story of the rise and fall of the biggest (fictional) band of the Seventies. Full of rock and roll, simmering resentments, and slightly different versions of the story, it was a great read.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Whose Body? | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Having no internet is doing wonders for Mount TBR! #TBRBingo

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It's been a hectic month - I lost my phone in Dubai airport, moved to Bangkok, and started a new job all within two days 😂 thanks for all the tags and comments- I'm gonna try to catch up with them today! Meanwhile here's a pic of my wee nephew with his nose in a book!

twohectobooks I was wondering where you‘d disappeared to! Hope the new job and city are treating you well! 2mo
mcipher Wow! Welcome back to Litsy after that break and all that excitement! I hope Bangkok is amazing! 😊😊 2mo
Lucy_Anywhere @twohectobooks @mcipher thanks, ladies! It's nice to be back - Litsy was the first app I downloaded onto my new phone 😂 2mo
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Lancelot: The Betrayal | Giles Kristian
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I'm really enjoying this retelling of King Arthur from the perspective of Lancelot - it's slow, but in a good way, and hopefully it'll pass the time until I board my 7 hour flight to Dubai 😴

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The Ghost Brigades | John Scalzi
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I am loving this series so far - sci-fi full of sarcasm, heart and what it means to be human.

Jaimelire Love it too!❤️ 3mo
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The Ghost Brigades | John Scalzi
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Six books down on #TBRbingo with John Scalzi's OLD MAN'S WAR counting as a book set on a spaceship.

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It's taken me a while to read this because my heart could only take so much. IF THIS IS A MAN is Primo Levi's account of his time in Auschwitz written in a quiet and matter-of-fact way which makes it much more powerful as he describes how the Lager slowly eradicated his humanity. THE TRUCE describes Primo's Odyssean journey back to Italy which manages to be gently humorous and heartbreaking in a different way as Primo slowly rediscovers himself.

Caroline2 One of my all time favourite books ever. 💖 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere @Caroline2 it's earned a place on my bookshelf 3mo
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Old Man's War | John Scalzi
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Military sci-fi is usually not my thing - space battles and square-jawed soldiers tend to bore me. But OLD MAN'S WAR is military sci-fi filled with warmth and humanity and very likeable characters. It also works in humorous musings on getting old and the joys of being young and unstoppable. An enjoyable read!

KtheBookwyrm I enjoy John scalzi and this series in particular, despite not being a big fan of military sci-fi as well. 3mo
rretzler Scalzi is one of my favorite authors and I‘ve read all of his books - except for this series, which I‘ve been putting off because of the military sci-fi aspect. Glad to hear that I will be able to read and enjoy - I should have guessed that would be the case with Scalzi. 3mo
Lucy_Anywhere @KtheBookwyrm and @rretzler thanks, guys. The Collapsing Empire was my first Scalzi book, and I really enjoyed it 3mo
rretzler If you ever listen to Scalzi audiobooks, just a tip to pick the ones with Wil Wheaton as the narrator. He and Scalzi are good friends and Wheaton does a great job with Scalzi‘s humor and sarcasm. My favorite combo for audiobooks! 3mo
wanderinglynn Love this series! ❤️👍🏻 3mo
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I was travelling all day yesterday, so I didn't get a chance to check in for #BFCr3 I'm pretty chuffed with myself this week - I've been out for 3 runs, and finished one book and I'm only a chapter away from finishing another. Snacks have been my downfall, but I'm on holiday 😎

@wanderinglynn @Airykah13 @BlameJennyJane @BeckyB @Minispok @ness @Peddler410 @Econaghan @bookandcat

bookandcat Keep up the great work! 3mo
Meaw_catlady Great work!!! Treat yourself it‘s holiday! Keep it up! 💕 3mo
Econaghan Great job this week! 👍🏻 You‘ve got this! Enjoy your holiday! 3mo
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Minispok Great job! 3mo
BeckyandBooks Not snacking is soooo hard for me! 3mo
ness Crushing it!! 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great progress! 3mo
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I don't read a lot of crime fiction, but I love this series. Like the rest of the series, ALL THAT'S DEAD is Aberdonian noir full of heart, black humour, and f-bombs.

#crime

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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks so much for my goodies @wanderinglynn and @jenniferw88 ! I love them - and you must have read my mind as I was on the hunt for a new book journal as my old one had an unfortunate tea-related accident

#bfcr2 #BookFitnessChallenge

jenniferw88 Glad you like them! 3mo
wanderinglynn Thanks @jenniferw88 😘 Glad you like them @Lucy_Anywhere ☺️ 3mo
jenniferw88 @wanderinglynn hope i did ok with the selection - i was a bit overwhelmed with all my options as i have a big bag full of possible gifts for swaps etc! 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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A bookish post for bookish people! Lichfield is a gorgeous jumble of buildings, including this fine corner house which is where Samuel Johnson was born way back in 1709.

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I'm taking advantage of a rainy afternoon to try to finish the book club book I really should have finished a week ago! IF THIS IS A MAN broke my heart as it quietly describes how Auschwitz reduced Primo Levi to nothing. THE TRUCE is breaking my heart in a different way as Primo slowly regains his sense of personhood on his journey home to Italy.