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An enjoyable mystery superbly written. The characters are lively and well drawn - with many quirks and oddities! Put these characters into an equally complex setting where the smallest details create atmosphere and builds a strong, visual stage and it becomes a much more complex and engaging mystery than many. Written in 1932 it is evocative of its time.

LeahBergen I have this in one of my online shopping carts. 😆 22h
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Interconnected stories of the lives touched by a particular house in Delhi. The power of this slim book is in the detail brought to everyday activity - a range of characters doing small things against the evocative backdrop of the city. It‘s full of longing, sadness, class issues and politics - played out in everyday minute scenes. The food and heat bring a welcome warmth to the reading of this book. A fab debut.

CaitlinR Nice review— thanks for sharing it with us. 4d
Mitch @CaitlinR you‘re most welcome 🙏 1d
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The atmosphere of this novel, with its Victorian parlours complete with buffet tables laden with blancmange & walls bursting with taxidermy was fun! The characters were memorble & they gave a window into the spiritualism scene in early Victorian London. Especially liked seeing a ‘mature‘ female leading character. How a séance would have been conducted and how mediums create the atmosphere for these was fascinating. A fun read. Not too taxing!

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Love a book and bookmark set!

AmyG 🙌🏻 1w
charl08 Nice! 1w
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Love this list! I‘ve read two, loved them both and have a further 2 waiting on my shelf! Feel pretty chuffed with my reading choices! 👍🏼

ChaoticMissAdventures My favorite time of year!! I loved Doppelganger by Klein, it is the only one I have read, but I have been waiting months for How to Say Babylon from my library. Excited to dig into these. 2w
AnneCecilie Which ones have you read? 2w
squirrelbrain I haven‘t read any yet, although a fair few were on my radar already… 2w
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TheKidUpstairs A very exciting list! Some were already on my radar/holds list, but a few new ones to add as well. Intervals, Thunderclap, and A Flat Place stand out as new to me titles I'm excited about! I don't think I'll make a concerted effort to read the whole Longlist, but it'll be a good guide for my non-fiction reading. 2w
Hooked_on_books I liked the variety they chose. I love nonfiction but too often when people say nonfiction they just end up meaning/picking memoir, and that‘s just too narrow. Not sure I‘ll ever end up reading the 800 pager on the history of the subcontinent, though it does sound interesting. 2w
Mitch @TheKidUpstairs Thunderclap is making its way up my TBR 2w
Mitch @AnneCecilie Dictionary People & All That She Carried 2w
Mitch @Hooked_on_books I felt the same - wonder what it‘s like on audio? 2w
Hooked_on_books I actually couldn‘t find the existence of an audio edition. Maybe there is one, but I don‘t think so. I feel that‘s usually the best way to tackle such a book. 2w
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Restore | Gizzi Erskine
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Cooking from this book this month - pleased to discover Carlin Peas - a U.K. native pea a bit like a nutty chick pea. Great to see heritage crops back on the shelves. 👍🏼

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BOOKSHOPS | Jorge Carrion
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This is the second new bookshop near to us that has opened in the last 6 months - so happy to see bookshops revived and breathing life back into the high street 🙏

tpixie Lovely 🥰 2w
Megabooks Yay! 2w
julesG Wow, love the building! 2w
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Soubhiville That‘s wonderful. 2w
Gissy Great!! 📚📚📚📚🙌 2w
Pip2 So lucky to live in England… I love the US but the character is unmatched. Certain areas of New England have some of the flavor though. It reminds me of a Hardy novel. Jude picking up a book on the way to Oxford. Gorgeous. 2w
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Black Drop | LEONORA. NATTRASS
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Really wanted a lie in this morning and a hour with my book - but I just couldn‘t concentrate with Woodford‘s eyes boring into me! Needless to say I did one chapter then we did a 10k forest hike! He won! 🤣

tpixie Wow! Great hike! Good job puppy 🐶 keeping your ‘ pet‘ in good health! 2w
tpixie What kind of dog is Woodford? He‘s beautiful. (edited) 2w
Mitch @tpixie ahh thank you! He‘s a Fox Red Labrador. 2w
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tpixie @Mitch gorgeous!! I don‘t know if I‘ve ever seen one in the states. 🇺🇸🦊🦊🦊🐶 2w
Cupcake12 He is gorgeous! 🐶🐾💕 2w
Daisey Woodford is adorable! My beagle is giving me a similar look now as I‘m cleaning up a few more things before we take our walk. (edited) 2w
squirrelbrain Aw, Woodford! Labrador eyes are soooo difficult to resist! 2w
TheSpineView He does look so neglected?! Lol🤣 2w
Graywacke Good boy! I would have given into those eyes too! 2w
iread2much 😂😂😂 I have the same problem. Can‘t say no to those adorable faces 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐾🐶❤️ 2w
Aimeesue Awww, puppa 🤎 2w
Gissy 🐶 🤎 🤎🤎 2w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2w
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Black Drop | LEONORA. NATTRASS
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There are advantages to a rainy Saturday afternoon!

Kenyazero A perfect rainy day! 3w
Cuilin I love that cover 😍 3w
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I was listening to a podcast this week that talked about Immersive Reading - Reading a physical book whilst simultaneously listening to the audio. I‘m going to give it a go. I picked this one because who doesn‘t like the idea of Nigella talking about food she loves!

julesG I love immersive reading. 3w
Mitch @julesG I‘ve not tried it before. But I have fond memories of being read to as a child following along with the book. 3w
Aimeesue I do this a lot since the Covid lockdowns wrecked my concentration. Didn‘t realize it had a name! 3w
KAO I have done this a few times when I read German mysteries! It helps me with language practice as well. The only trouble is when the audio version skips a paragraph (or more), so I have to hit pause and read what was skipped. 3w
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Nothing is Lost | Clo Mehdi
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Really moved by this story - it was a heartbreaking account of the effects of police brutality on a family and community. The pain and anger builds strength across generations and the effects of the injustice only intensifies as time passes. Deeply moving story, well told with a pace that draws you along. The only thing I didn‘t quite buy into was the character voice - some of the younger ones didn‘t sound their age.

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Thanks for the tag @Cuilin
1- Gotta love Miss Marple
2- Dr Will Raven & Sarah Fisher
3- Charlotte Holmes

#TLT

dabbe I bet you could list a ton! I've never heard of #2, so that's on my TBR. And I can't believe I haven't read a Charlotte Holmes one when Sherlock is my all-time fave. You gave me some detective food-for-thought! Thanks for playing! ❤️💜🩷 3w
CogsOfEncouragement I really enjoyed the Charlotte Holmes series too. 3w
Cuilin Love these and for fun there‘s also Enola Holmes @Dabbe (edited) 3w
dabbe @Cuilin She's on the list, too! 🤩 3w
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Linford takes units of time - seconds, minutes, hours, weeks etc and writes short entries on how that unit of time effects different food from the exact minutes to make a perfect cup of tea to the years to mature a port. She meets lots of amazingly talented and dedicated farmers, producers and shops who champion quality and heritage. Very engaging read, full of little snippets of knowledge and windows into other worlds. Loved it

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Two Magpies Bakery | Rebecca Bishop
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I promise myself every time I pick up this book to try something different. But I love these amaretti cookies - so back to the old favourite I go! 🤣

Gissy 🍪 😋👌 4w
LiteraryinLawrence Picture perfect! 4w
Pageturner1 sound yummy! they look a lot like the picture! 4w
Aimeesue Well those look fabulous 🤎 4w
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You can never have too much brownie right? Tried this new recipe from the tagged booked today - really gooey middle which is fabulous. It‘s going to be great with ice cream! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Soubhiville Yummy! 4w
Gissy Brownie😱🤤😋 4w
AmyG Omg ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4w
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BookNAround I‘m feeling faint just looking at all this chocolatey goodness on my screen! 4w
Pageturner1 CHOCOLATE!! love a good brownie 😋 4w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4w
Cupcake12 This looks lush ❤️ 4w
batsy I could always do with brownies (and more brownies!) 4w
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Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi
My 3 quirks!
1- I‘m a neat freak - everything has to be in its place !
2- I‘m wary of food that has an odd texture!
3- I can only read one book at a time!

#thelistthursday #TLT @dabbe

dabbe #1: I aspire to be a neat freak but can't seem to achieve it! 🤩
#2: #ditto
#3: Do you do audio, too? I can't. I have to read the words.
Thanks for playing! 💜
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Crazeedi #2 that's me 4w
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Sorry I‘m a bit behind ! Thanks for the tag @Texreader ♥️
1- Give our neighbours as much support as we can - they‘re going through a tough time.
2- Tag An interesting take on time as an essential component in coming. I‘m reading all about ‘minutes‘ at the moment!
3- adventurous and thorough… maybe???

Cupcake12 Such a kind gesture for your neighbours. Thanks for joining in x 1mo
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Now January comes to a close - and my #audlangspine reads are in the bag - I‘m moving on to this years reading theme - books about food !

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Once you start making bread - it‘s hard to know when to stop! Sourdough, rye, focaccia and a sourdough baguette - bread for dinner tonight I think! The tagged book is fab it‘s a slim, down to earth volume that just tells you enough to get you started.

Mitch Oh - for good measure I had a few ciabatta as well! I might have a bread problem! 1mo
Gissy 🥖 🍞 😋 1mo
UwannaPublishme Yum! If you were around the corner, I‘d be there already for a few samples. 😁🥖🥖🥖 1mo
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LeahBergen Gorgeous! 😮 1mo
charl08 😍 Wow, looks amazing. 1mo
julesG Wow!!! Does it keep well? Do you freeze the bread? 1mo
catiewithac Theo would snatch those loaves off the board in a heartbeat!! 😁 1mo
SarahBookInterrupted Wow! I going to find this book. I‘m a decent baker, but haven‘t mastered bread. It always seemed daunting. Did you find this book as easy as the description? 1mo
quietlycuriouskate I have serious bread envy now! 😊 1mo
Cupcake12 I‘m picturing chunks of butter and some love lovely cheese 😋 1mo
Amiable That looks amazing! I‘m drooling. 😍 1mo
Soubhiville Wow! Time to do a pit of soup to go with it. Yum! 1mo
TheSpineView I love bread and that looks so yummy! 1mo
AmyG Wow! When does the bakery open? 🤣 1mo
Mitch @UwannaPublishme we have enough to go around! 😉 1mo
Mitch @julesG we‘re eating some, sharing some with neighbours and then freezing some. As long as you get all the air out of the bag it freezes well. 🙏 1mo
Mitch @AmyG I did get just a tad carried away!!! 😋 1mo
Mitch @SarahBookInterrupted super easy. 100%recommend it 1mo
Mitch @Cupcake12 our friends got us a monthly cheese subscription for Christmas! 1mo
julesG I love baking and eating bread, but even I wouldn't be able to get through this lot before it gets stale, which happens later with sourdough but isn't yummy. 😉 1mo
Deblovestoread Awesome! Bread is my next retirement goal. 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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That a fabulous start to a new reading year. Thank you @monalyisha and @Singout for getting the year off to a cracking start
#auldlangspine2024

Soubhiville Nice! 1mo
monalyisha Congrats! Is this Storygraph? I used to use it and stopped and have been thinking about rekindling our affair. 1mo
Singout Well done! I‘m glad you enjoyed some of my suggestions! 1mo
Mitch @monalyisha yep - it‘s storygraph. I had Goodreads running alongside it for a while but now I‘ve ditched GR and love this instead! 1mo
Mitch @Singout All three were fabulous 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
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Of course - I live in a house with books everywhere! This little shelf is my plant department! Care to share something for #nationalshelfieday ?

Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍😍 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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Pleased to pick this up in my little local bookstore today. Humphrey‘s is very inspiring and encouraging of everyone to get outside and enjoy nature. As a response to climate issues and national honey pot sites being over visited his new ideas are about taking one map - where you live - and exploring it grid by grid.

Deifio Great idea! 1mo
Chrissyreadit is it specific to your area or more about strategies and encouragement or something else all together? 1mo
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The fiction, nature and city section of my shelves seem to be dangerously near capacity! What to do!

Deifio More shelves! Bigger house or build an add-on 😉 1mo
Mitch Ps - Happy #nationalshelfieday 1mo
Shemac77 Oh this is beautiful! 1mo
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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚❤️📚 1mo
Gissy 📚📚📚📚😍 1mo
iread2much 💜📚 1mo
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This was really honest, thought provoking and full of good advice. Really loved the chapters on boundaries and changing perspectives and the themes running throughout which gives praise to being kind to yourself, managing expectations and finding a longer lasting, sustainable happy. One small niggle - so many of the examples and case studies were about motherhood and being a parent. Thought she should maybe have cast the net a little wider.

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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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A heart wrenching account of the care system during the height of the opioid scandal. Likeable, complex, full of heart & shame Demon is an engaging character that carried the story in tense fever pitch mode for 500+ pgs. As a reworking of David Copperfield it is a genius novel of powerful themes, questions around social justice & fate, but even if you put that genius aside the story is brilliant & Lee County will stay with you for along time.

Mitch Wow - so glad you got me to pick this one up! @singout. Loved it! 1mo
Crazeedi I just borrowed this as an audio book, I'm excited to listen. Heard good things about it 1mo
Mitch This was my third #audlangspine2024 and another winner! 1mo
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Cupcake12 I‘ve just reserved this at the library. Hope you are all well xx 1mo
Lesliereadsalot Got this book as a gift. Now I‘m excited to read it! Thanks for your review. 1mo
JuniperWilde I loved this book for so many reasons. 1mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Starting my third #auldlangspine2024. Think this one is going to be a heart breaker! Thanks @Singout for getting me to this one!

AmyG This is a good one! 1mo
Brooke_H My fave read of 2023! 1mo
Mitch @AmyG Im bracing myself to be devastated! 1mo
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Mitch @Brooke_H I‘ve resisted for so long - but sooooo many people love it I‘m ready to join the party! 1mo
Lcsmcat Such a good book. And if you‘ve read David Copperfield, even better. 1mo
Singout If you “liked” On the Savage Side, you‘ll like this! 1mo
Sapphire The audio is really good 1mo
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I‘m a little late to the party with this one - but January seems to be a good month to bump it up the TBR! I‘m going in …..

Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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The Man in the Brown Suit | Agatha Christie
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Celebrating its centenary this year - this book is perhaps better described as a youthful adventure with high jinks than a mystery. Anne was sweet and foolhardy and alongside her band of fellow adventurers this felt like a grown up Famous Five adventure! There are aristocrats, politicians, jewel thieves, ocean voyages, distant lands, all with an Empire feel. Harmless - but I‘m glad Christie experimented and then moved on!

Ruthiella Agreed! I love Christie but don‘t like the espionage thrillers as much as I like the proper whodunnits. 2mo
batsy I agree; not too fond of this one either. The darker psychological mysteries are her forte! 2mo
rwmg This one sticks in my mind because of the description of surfing, which led me to the unexpected discovery that Agatha Christie herself was a keen surfer herself. 2mo
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Wow - that was intense. Thank you so much @Singout for pushing me out of my reading comfort zone. In another life I want to be a researcher - to be able to build worlds, recreate lives and give voices to people and tell them they matter and they‘re loved. A amazing story that went wide and personal and taught me a lot. #auldlangspine

Singout Wasn‘t that fascinating? Thanks to @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for including it in the #SheSaid list last year. I would certainly have been a historian in another life, and enjoyed the snippets of museum work I got to do in my university years. So many stories need to be told that have been buried by the dominant culture. 2mo
Mitch @Singout it really was - I loved how she threaded so many layers to the storytelling. It was less about one dynastic story (which is what I had been expecting) and more about a whole untold history. I certainly wish I‘d chosen a history major! 2mo
Singout I should‘ve followed my heart and not my mother‘s advice, which was to pick French as my second teachable because it‘s (quite rightly) a more practical way to get a job. 2mo
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Agatha Christie's Poirot | Agatha Christie
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I‘ve loved doing this puzzle and spotting the 90+ clues to Christie‘s novels that it contains!

Gissy 😍👌 2mo
AnnR How fun and well done! 2mo
Mitch Seeing your puzzle posts inspired me @wanderinglynn 2mo
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jenniferw88 I've done this one, too! I got the Brontë one for Christmas. 2mo
wanderinglynn What an awesome puzzle! 🧩💚 2mo
Pageturner1 love the puzzle 2mo
CaliforniaCay 🤩 2mo
Cupcake12 Great puzzle design x 2mo
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I should really start my next IRL Bookclub book - but I enjoyed my first #auldlangspine book from @Singout so much that I‘m diving into the second pick from her list ( bookclub isn‘t for a few weeks - I‘ll speed read that one!🤣)

monalyisha A few weeks? You‘ve got this! 😜 2mo
Singout So glad to hear it! 2mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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So glad I discovered this author-the way she describes small interactions, her longings, domestic worries & social setting is just beautiful, historical & timeless. I loved Mildred. I loved how she was honest with herself about everything. I loved how she was perched on this cusp in life & was really trying to meet her own needs whilst negotiation loss for a passed life & lifestyle as well as coming to terms with a new post war vision for women.

Mitch #auldlangspine This is why I love you- only a few days into the year and a read that might well be on my end of year list already in the bag! Thank you @Singout (edited) 2mo
Mitch And thank you @monalyisha for being such an influential force in my reading life for the past few years. You‘re magic! 2mo
monalyisha Well, that‘s sweet! Thank you. 🥰 And I clearly need to bump this book back up on my list! I did shelve it on my “to read” cart, so it‘s still near the top, anyway. 😊 2mo
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LeahBergen Isn‘t it wonderful?? 2mo
Mitch @LeahBergen it really was - I lived here view of the men, how we see them through her eyes and how fiercely she maintains her independence. I bet this was an even more powerful read in 1951 2mo
Singout I‘m glad you liked it! My mom was a small town minister‘s wife, and some of those things still haven‘t changed! Who dominates the jumble sale is definitely a thing. And yes, I loved how Mildred navigated all those relationships and power struggles as well. 2mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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My reading buddy is only going to let me read whilst it rains! The minute that last drop falls he‘ll@be waiting at the door ! #auldlandspine

Soubhiville A day in the life of a good dog 🙂❤️ 2mo
Cupcake12 Happy new year! Oh Woodford, you are just too cute 🐾 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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A storm blowing through today has changed the days plans - I have an unexpected few hours to spend with my first #auldlangspine !

monalyisha Your copy is so much prettier than mine! 🤩 Enjoy! 2mo
AmyG This was a nice read. I loved the main character. 2mo
Mitch @AmyG she‘s so lovely. I think I‘d of like to have been her in 1950! 2mo
Mitch @monalyisha im a sucker for a pretty edition! 2mo
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The House Is on Fire | Rachel Beanland
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Thanks @AmyG for getting 2024 off to a cracking start. This is a real page turner. Amazing historical detail, characters who live off the page and a really compelling and compassionate story of survival, pain and hope. Loved it !

AmyG I am so happy you enjoyed it. Happy New Year! 😘 2mo
Hooked_on_books I loved this one, too! 2mo
Itchyfeetreader This looks like my kind of thing and love your tree 2mo
Mitch @Itchyfeetreader thank you. It‘s coming down tomorrow - il miss it! 2mo
Mitch @AmyG happy New Year 😘😘 2mo
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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Thank you @Singout for such an interesting and varied list of special reads for #auldlangspine. I‘ve chosen three from your list - I‘ve tried to pick three very different things! Cant wait now to dive right in ! Happy New Year

rachaich Demon Copperhead was fantastic. I've started Excellent Women but got sidetracked by other books. It's reminded me to restart it:) 2mo
Singout Happy New Year to you too, Mitch! I‘m starting your list with On the Savage Side (the audiobook that‘s available right now Toronto!) It looks intriguing! 2mo
Singout Excellent Women was an Auld Lang Spine from @TheBookHippie : she very kindly sent me her used copy to give to my mother, who then sent it to my sister in England! (edited) 2mo
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Mitch @Singout it‘s a fab book - not the e most uplifting though! 😢 2mo
Mitch @Singout 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
Singout Sorry, they aren't all uplifting! The other two are! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole I‘ve read the bottom two in your stack and they are both wonderful reads. Enjoy! 2mo
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Left over stem ginger - found a perfect use! 🤣

AmyG Cheers! Wishing you a Happy New Year! 🎉🍾🥂 (edited) 2mo
Chrissyreadit what is stem ginger? 2mo
kspenmoll Yum!!! 2mo
Mitch @Chrissyreadit it‘s root ginger that you boil in a sugar syrup for quite a long time so that is becomes soft and sweet and 🔥! We use if cut in small pieces in cakes and puddings. But the syrup that you store the ginger in makes for good cocktails! 😋 2mo
Chrissyreadit ohhh!!! you are so talented! 2mo
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Reflecting on my 2023, creating some new reading challenges and working out which of my ‘ not yet achieved in 2023‘ challenges I want to keep, adapt, ditch! All by the light of my second Bayberry candle - which lit today will give me good luck for 1024 🙏

Gissy I‘m working in my reading goals for 2024 too. Wishing you the best in 2024📚🙌

That place looks so peaceful and comfy👌
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Chrissyreadit 😘😘😘😘 2mo
AnnR Nice peaceful photo! I also worked on my reading plans yesterday and decided book challenges, buddy reads, etc, should all help me reach my goal of reading books I own. 2mo
Mitch @AnnR thank you. I had the house to myself for an hour and the magic of candle light! Hope you had a productive session as well. 2mo
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Hercule Poirot at Christmas | Agatha Christie
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Just time for one more in 2023! Thanks Mr K for a great #jolabokaflod pick!

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Starting a new ritual - one bayberry candle today and one on 31st then a year of good fortune awaits us in 2024 xxxxx

Chrissyreadit 😘😘😘😘😘 2mo
kspenmoll I love bayberry candles! 2mo
Mitch @kspenmoll aren‘t they wonderful. They really focused us on Christmas Eve and NYE on what is important 2mo
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Last night we begun the Christmas holiday with the usual traditionally Christmas movie!!
Ps - Mr K choose the snacks! 🤣

TheLudicReader Love Die Hard. 2mo
AmyG Hahahahaha….my husband would have loved this. Favorite movie, favorite food. 2mo
julesG I might watch it tonight. 2mo
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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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Thank you sooo much @DGRachel I love your choice of books. You always find really interesting and under the radar choices that are amazing and new to me. I love it. My reading in 2024 is going to start on such a high note. And I love the tote. I love watching the birds on our feeders and would love one day to live somewhere hot enough to watch hummingbirds. Happy Holiday sweet friend 🎄🎄🎄🎄

DGRachel You are very welcome. Your friendship has been the best gift from Litsy and I‘m so glad you haven‘t already read the tagged book. I was sweating that one!🤣🤣 2mo
AmyG The tagged book is just the sweetest. And beautiful tote bag! 2mo
Mitch @DGRachel neither of the books have been on my radar - which is fab. Cant wait to read them xxx 2mo
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Colorado Trail | Colorado Trail Foundation
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Channelling some mountain snowiness @AmyG - even though it‘s raining and windy outside!

AmyG What a lovely photo! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 2mo
Hooked_on_books Holy cow, did you make that cake? It‘s incredible! 2mo
Mitch @Hooked_on_books thank you! 2mo
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The House Is on Fire | Rachel Beanland
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Oh @AmyG - love love love the sound of this one. Digging straight in tonight. Thank you honey. Happy Holidays to you all. 😘🎄😘

Bren912 This book is an instant stack! 2mo
AmyG It‘s a good one. Merry Christmas to you and M. 😘 2mo
Mitch @AmyG 😘😘😘 2mo
Hooked_on_books I loved this one! 2mo
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Wow - what a gem. Thank you @catiewithac - you‘ve married my two loves (history and cooking!) together in a book. Cant wait to dive in after the festivities and learn and cook! It‘s perfect. Thank you. And as soon as spring comes I‘m planting my little seed tag under my little library window. ♥️♥️♥️

catiewithac I hope it‘s fun and delicious!!! 2mo
Soubhiville This does seem like a perfect book for you 🙂 2mo
AmyG I want pictures of recipes made! 2mo
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Seaweed: Foraging, Collecting, Pressing | Melanie Molesworth, Julia Bird
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I‘ve been obsessed by the tagged book this year - and have spent many a wonderful walk with my bucket along the shoreline looking for interesting bits of seaweed. So from the bottom of my heart I thank you @Soubhiville for this amazing tote that is just perfect. Thank you 🙏

Soubhiville I‘m so glad you love it! I thought it was gorgeous, the colors and pattern. Yay, you‘re welcome ❤️ 2mo
Mitch @Soubhiville it‘s so beautiful and perfect. 😍 2mo
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Thank you so much @Soubhiville - this looks amazing. 🤩 😘

Soubhiville There‘s the boy himself in the background! Enjoy my friend ❤️ 2mo
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A very late edition to my top 10 of 2023 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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An English Murder | Cyril Hare
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There were some great characters in this one - any favourites? Would you read more from Hare?

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Ruthiella I would definitely read more from Hare. For sure Dr. Bottwink was a favorite. I also like the butler, Briggs. And Mrs Carstairs was awful, but perfectly portrayed, IMO. 2mo
DGRachel I enjoyed Hare‘s style, so I‘d definitely read more of his work. The characters were all great in their own way (whether wonderful or wonderfully terrible), but they felt almost more like caricatures than unique individuals. 2mo
kwmg40 Only a few of the characters were likeable, but I found them all interesting. I've enjoyed a couple of Cyril Hare's Francis Pettigrew books and I would be happy to read more. 2mo
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kwmg40 Thank you so much @Mitch for hosting the #goldenagecrimeclub this past year. I enjoyed all the selections and discovered a number of new authors! 2mo
AmyG I‘d read more of his work. I enjoyed this one. @Mitch thank you for organizing this! Will you be continuing in 2024? 2mo
Mitch @AmyG im not 100% sure - I might see what the appetite for more is from everyone x 2mo
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An English Murder | Cyril Hare
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This book - whilst feeling like a classic golden age crime novel has really met the challenges of the 1950s head on - fascists, refugees, changes in social class and feelings around national identity all make an appearance in the drawing room! I wonder if it is some of these strands and there relevance to where we are in the world today that prompted it‘s reissue?

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Ruthiella I suspect you are right. And let‘s appreciate how Hare is reflecting actual contemporary values of the 50s. Not everyone was casually racist or sexist, etc. The ideals of human rights and equality have been around probably as long as humans have existed. It‘s not a new or “woke” concept. 2mo
DGRachel It is interesting how so many of these issues, social and political, continue to circle around. It‘s like we learn nothing, or worse than that, we don‘t grow or become better human beings as societies. 😔 2mo
kwmg40 I'm not sure if these factors contributed to the book's reissue, but the book did not feel as dated to me as some other crime novels from the 1950's. 2mo
AmyG And what would a Golden Age Crime book be without a sprinkle of antisemitism??? 😬🤣 (edited) 2mo
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