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SusanInTiburon

SusanInTiburon

Joined May 2016

Stay home and read books
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Sin noticias de Gurb | Eduardo Mendoza
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I dig these placards on the Madrid subway, promoting reading by posting fragments of text at eye level, each just long enough to scan during a short ride - with links to further info, and all works available in little library modules in about ten different stations.

mcipher What a cool idea!! 2y
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I brought home only one book from Barcelona: a picture guide to the Basilica de Sagrada Familia.

But, oh, such memories ...

Ubookquitous Beautiful city! 2y
Lindy 😍 2y
RadicalReader @SusanInTiburon cannot stop staring how beautifully the light is shaping the decoration ugh perfection in every sense 2y
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Lonely Planet Madrid | Anthony Ham
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Bookstall in Madrid, steps away from legendary Chocolateria de San Ginés.

britt_brooke 😍😍😍 2y
Cortg That looks lovely! 2y
Oblomov26 Love Madrid 2y
minkyb Beautiful! 2y
Mquatlanta Cute kid with the pink hoodie! 2y
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The Home Library | Brander Matthews
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I‘m here for a nice long weekend with my parents. Have I shown you their home office? 😍

LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2y
valeriegeary Be still my beating heart! ♥️ 2y
LauraBeth ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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DivineDiana Wow! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Oryx Book ladders are the dream! 2y
shawnmooney 😛👍👍❤️❤️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 😃♥️ 2y
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451 characters is not enough to explain how happy I am, so I wrote a haiku:

Tales of girls, wolves, snow
Rainbow chocolate teddy hearts
Litsy #Valentine

Thank you @Liatrek for your creativity and generosity. You really made my day!

Thanks also to @Avanders @BookBabe and @MrBook for organizing such a lovely party!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💕💕💕 2y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
CouronneDhiver That book is fantastic! I hope you love it 2y
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Liatrek I‘m so happy you loved everything 😊I love your haiku ❤️ 2y
Avanders Yay! 💋💖🌸 2y
RadicalReader @SusanInTiburon been wanting to read the Snow Child 2y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Thank you @Liatrek ❣️ I will open my gifts tonight with my family, and post again tomorrow. I get a lump in my throat just taking in all the love and care that went into this! Love love love

ferskner @SusanInTiburon I had a full night and need to get to bed, but I LOVE your package. I will post my excitement tomorrow! Thank you!!!! 2y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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It‘s here!

Liatrek Yay!!!!! I‘m so happy it made it on time😊 I hope you enjoy everything ❤️ 2y
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This is how it goes

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There came a day when he forgot to wear his red MAGA hat, and as he climbed the steps to his waiting jet, a gust of wind lifted the back of his headdress, revealing at last what lay beneath the unnatural golden locks.

#BadHairDay
#HeWhoMustNotBeNamed

Mariposa_Bookworm HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!! You just made my night!!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣 2y
OrangeMooseReads 😂😂😂😂😂😂 2y
Hooked_on_books Well played! 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
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Cupid's Secret | Buck Kalinowski, Kim Miller
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#cupidgoespostal package was mailed Monday morning, and is on its way to you, my secret Valentine!

#valentinesbookexchange

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💘💘 2y
ferskner Aha! Thank you Susan! 2y
SusanInTiburon @ferskner I see you‘re good at solving mysteries! 🧐 2y
ferskner It was totally by accident! I can't wait for tomorrow! 2y
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Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh
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I was expecting the declines and losses, the falls from grace, the snares of piety. I was not expecting the hilarity, the subtlety, the art. It was a banquet and more: definitely a book I will, er, revisit.

Ddzmini Well said well said 😋 2y
LauraJ I felt the same. Really like all of Waugh‘s books. 2y
LeahBergen Lovely review. 2y
Dragon Great review, I‘m considering a reread. 😀 2y
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The Souls of Black Folk | W.E.B. Dubois
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I‘m listening to this great classic during my commute (it counterbalances our ongoing evening read-aloud of Gone With the Wind), and it‘s totally reframing my mental picture of Reconstruction. What a dire, dangerous time for the country — and how lucky we are to have the benefit of this man‘s solemn and charitable wisdom.

(The otherwise excellent reader loses a point because his voice drops to inaudible at the end of too many sentences.)

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Among the many pleasures of this delicious new book is this word — new to me but perfect for this cultural moment — meaning

BRAGGART

mcipher Great word!!! 2y
Lola Literally 💩 🔥?! I‘m a fan!! 😂 2y
Bette 👍😊. Another one I heard recently: arglebargle works too often these days 2y
OrangeMooseReads That is a great word! 2y
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An English Murder | Cyril Hare
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This is a really good Golden Age English country house murder mystery. It is intelligently and crisply written, with a wintry setting that turns ominous and then spectacular. There is a description of a thaw that I will never forget. And everything makes sense in the end. (sigh)

(Looks like Yuki is destroying the evidence!)

LeahBergen This book looks wonderful! 😍 2y
Wife Cute kitty!❤️ 2y
Zelma Yuki is adorable! 😻 2y
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Cupid's Secret | Buck Kalinowski, Kim Miller
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The old Valentine kit is out, and in two days everything will be wrapped and on its way to my Litsy Valentine. #cupidgoespostal 💝

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... and good riddance!

This is our current read-aloud. We‘re actually having a hard time with it. It‘s a cultural landmark, no doubt, and we‘ll forge ahead. But this story about a society precariously founded on human enslavement feels more dystopian than romantic at the moment.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Surely, surely, Horowitz‘s detective Atticus Pünd was inspired by Cyril Hare‘s Dr. Wenceslaus Bottwink. They are both European Jewish survivors of the concentration camps living in early 1950s England, toiling away at intellectual pursuits despite fading health, and stepping in to help the police solve a country-house murder. This is homage, right? Not coincidence. Exactly what makes this book so much fun!

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I liked The Meaning of Everything and The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, so I think I might like this too. Yup.

BarbaraJean Ooooh, I really liked this one! It was fascinating to read how dictionaries are put together. And so many fascinating etymological tidbits! 2y
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The Oxford English Dictionary | John Simpson, Edmund Weiner
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❣️I was at Barnes & Noble shopping for my secret Valentine 🤫 and I found THESE fantastic Bible highlighters. It‘s a twist-up transparent waxy crayon; goes on smooth and doesn‘t bleed through even very thin pages. I tried every color and they work great. 👍🏽

*️⃣ (If you‘re looking for a fine-point highlighter, these are not it. They resemble crayons and don‘t keep a point for long.)

DGRachel These are fantastic. They‘re also great for highlighting in Norton Anthologies. 😉 2y
emilyhaldi Omg I looooove wax highlighters! 2y
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The boy‘s barista skills are coming along very nicely.

How I would love to be able to do this!! Maybe after I retire I‘ll try to get a job at a coffee shop with a great espresso machine ... 🤔...

Mquatlanta That boy of yours has so many talents.....! 2y
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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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The first time I saw Winnie the Pooh on the big screen, I was in my pajamas in the back seat of the family car at the drive-in. I was entranced by the effect of making my favorite book come alive - in color! - as when Pooh jumps from one page to the next (shown here).

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Revisiting these superb short stories: scenes from the Home Front in WW II, told with heart, wit, and style.

(The title shown is “Literary Scandal at the Sewing Party.”)

MrBook 😻😻😻 2y
SusanInTiburon @MrBook that‘s Yuki — she‘s the opposite of Coale 😄 (edited) 2y
Zelma That sounds excellent! 2y
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A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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This looks like fun to me!

JSW I picked this up at Christmas. I just love looking at it! I‘ll get to the activities someday. 2y
ThatBookishGal Hey we gave that to my MIL as a gift! I thought it looked fun! 2y
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Buddy read w/my sister. We‘re on the path together. 😇

Mquatlanta A life- changing and beautifully written gem! I have read almost every chapter twice, and I don‘t ever want this one to end. 2y
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Alice Vavasor has everything going for her on the marriage market, except that she is deeply ambivalent about marriage. Trying to balance Self and Society, she jilts first one man, then another — has she ruined her life, or can you forgive her? Wonderful characters, braided plot lines, charming commentary: a satisfying world to be immersed in.

But oh my word, as a woman it makes me so grateful to be living in the 21st century!!!

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this photo! 2y
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Just the title.

SusanInTiburon The book is intelligent, conversational, thought-provoking — and not a commentary on the current political situation. 2y
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Anyone else have piles and piles of Christmas books? I‘ve already put away all the picture books, most of the cookbooks and entertaining books, and half the fiction.

Maybe I should just read nothing but Christmas books this year.

emilyhaldi Wow that‘s quite the collection!!! 2y
JSW Your dogs face 😂😂😂 2y
LeahBergen Your dog is stunned by your collection 😂😂 2y
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AmyG He is worrying where you will put everything. 2y
SusanInTiburon @JSW @LeahBergen @AmyG 😂 you guys are so funny! Maisey photobombed the shot! She was anxious because her treat toy was too close to the big dog, Georgy Girl. (You can see a tuft of Georgy‘s black fur in the lower left corner) 2y
OneLitChick The dog! 😳😂 2y
Tanzy13 🐶 2y
Louise So much personality in your dog's face! What an expression! ❤️🐾😍 2y
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Selected Poems And Four Plays | William Butler Yeats
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This rings true!

I know a lot of people who are both smart and emotionally stable, but they all claim to be limited or flawed in some way. Meanwhile, the man who holds the office of President argues on social media that he is a “very stable genius” and those who claim otherwise may “go down in flames.”

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Post-holidays, we‘re all in the mood for something sharp and fresh, like ginger carrots.

I like this book: it advocates passionately for a diet that avoids processed foods and includes saturated fats, sprouted grains and seeds, bone broths, and natural fermentation.

I make no effort to evaluate the merits of the nutrition science, but the recipes are easy, unusual, and satisfying.

(Illustrations are B&W, but it‘s my book so I get to color it!)

Soubhiville I love that you colored it! Makes it special and one of a kind. 2y
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An English Murder | Cyril Hare
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The engraved title gives heft to this already eye-catching cover.

Though, in all honesty, I was gonna buy it and love it anyway. Cyril Hare is the real thing.

Andrew65 Great cover! 2y
eastbaykate This looks so great! 2y
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On the Tenth Day of Christmas, the mail truck brought to meeeee ...

Lacythebookworm 😍😍😍 2y
minkyb 😅 2y
tpixie 👏🏻 🎉👏🏻 2y
eastbaykate Love this! And that pan 😍😍😍 2y
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He‘s reading a little Trollope to me and Maisey on this Christmas Day. ❤️💚

MrBook 😻😻😻 2y
jhod 😍 2y
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The Box of Delights | John Masefield
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The Box of Delights is one of the best books to read during the holidays - plenty of magic, adventure, and cozy homecomings, set in an idyllic snowy England between the Wars.

cathysaid 🐶💕🐶 2y
LeahBergen It sounds wonderful! 2y
RachelO I completely fell in love with a tv adaptation when I was a kid.... but have somehow never read the book. Must change that! 2y
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An English Christmas | John Julius Norwich
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A little comfort reading for Christmas. This new Christmas-themed anthology by John Julius Norwich is absolutely fabulous!

And Miss Read! Miss Read was hygge before hygge was a thing. Hyggelig og koselig.

shawnmooney How lovely to see you on here again! 😍 2y
LeahBergen So cute (and I‘ve been meaning to read Miss Read)! 2y
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Little Old Farm Folk | Andrea Wisnewski
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What a treat to get this lovely catalog in my mailbox today!

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Poison in the Pen | Patricia Wentworth
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Somehow the traffic doesn't bother me as much when I'm listening to a cozy classic mystery.

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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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My daughter knows the way to my heart! ❤️

HardcoverHearts So sweet! 2y
Mquatlanta Can I join too?? Pretty please?!? 2y
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The California Gold Rush | Jean F. Blashfield
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Filling our carts at the San Francisco Public Library Book Sale.

Dragon Love book sales! Looks like a lot of fun! 2y
LeahBergen Ohhhh! 😍😍 2y
shawnmooney 😛😛😛😘😘😘 2y
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Jinjer Filling. Our. Carts. Not a bag. A CART!!! 🛒 2y
Simona Book shopping with cart? I want this experience .... 2y
Mquatlanta SO much fun! 2y
Mquatlanta Can‘t wait to do it again next year! 2y
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Hey Bay Area Bookish People! Now through Sunday at Fort Mason.

Jas16 Definitely going on Sunday! Hope you find some amazing books. 2y
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Touch Not the Cat | Mary Stewart
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I have really been enjoying Mary Stewart's graceful, intelligent storytelling lately. Touch Not the Cat involves the youngest generation of an old family endowed with a crumbling estate and powers of psychic communication. I found it engrossing.

P.S. The painting is called Les Caresses Dangereuses by François Boucher, at the San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor. There's something very unsettling about that cat.

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Stormy Petrel | Mary Stewart
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A vintage cozy set in Scotland sounds perfect to me right now.

shawnmooney I read one or two of hers as a geeky proto-gay preteen and enjoyed them. I wonder what I'd think of her stuff now? 2y
SusanInTiburon @shawnmooney I've always meant to read the Merlin trilogy. Did you read it? (edited) 2y
Mquatlanta Merlin series is TERRIFIC!! Read them all years and years ago, when I was reading everything I could get my hands on that told the Arthur stories. These were some of the very best. I still have the copies I read on my shelf some 30+ years later. 2y
SusanInTiburon @Mquatlanta OK now I MUST read that! 2y
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Stormy Petrel | Mary Stewart
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I love the dedication.

(Wikipedia tells me it's a midge ... and that there's a typo here!)

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Eternity Ring | Patricia Wentworth
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It really doesn't get any better than this. ❤️

A thousand thanks to @Suelizbeth for recommending Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver mystery series. 👵🏽

DebinHawaii So sweet! 🐶❤️ 2y
Suelizbeth Ooohhh! I'm so glad you like them. They are quite wonderful mysteries, aren't they? 2y
MicheleinPhilly Cutie pie! 😍 2y
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coffeenebula 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
vicgreentoriafield 😍 that pup 2y
ReadingEnvy 🐾🐾🐾 2y
Lmstraubie Awwww 🐶 2y
maich We have the same plan😂❤ 2y
Soubhiville I love an older pup! Looks super comfy! 2y
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Project Smoke | Steven Raichlen
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A new cooking adventure!!!

... and an excuse for a new cookbook or two ...

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Antiquary | Walter Scott
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We made a point in Edinburgh to pay our respects to the memory of Sir Walter Scott. It's the least we could do: E has been reading The Antiquary to me every night of our trip.

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BOOKSHOPS | Jorge Carrion
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Last day in Scotland: went by this nice-looking shop on Prince's Street, Edinburgh and didn't even go in ... my suitcase is too full!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 2y
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A wee Scots vocabulary lesson courtesy of our lovely B&B hosts in Dornoch.

CouronneDhiver Cool idea. ☕️ 2y
drokka They used to sell placemat, coaster, tea towel sets of those. Maybe even playing cards. Most Info centres had them. Granted that was over a decade ago, probably they still have them. There are Gaelic ones too. 2y
rabbitprincess Hey, I have that Crabbit mug! I was using it today 😊 2y
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SusanInTiburon @rabbitprincess How funny! 😄 Were you looking at a Scots dictionary today, or was this a stumble-upon? 2y
rabbitprincess @SusanInTiburon A stumble-upon 😊 2y
SusanInTiburon @rabbitprincess Serendipity rules. 2y
rabbitprincess @SusanInTiburon And is that The Heart of Midlothian in the right corner? (I'm guessing it's a Walter Scott.) 2y
SusanInTiburon @rabbitprincess it‘s The Antiquary - I chose it because it was said to be his personal favorite. But it‘s full of jokes in Greek, which went right over my head. Heart of Midlothian is next. 2y
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Pen Pals | Kelly Burkholder
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Let's take this old-school! 📬

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The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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I love the book culture in the U.K.! For example, here is a books magazine that is distributed for free in bookshops and libraries. Not just a catalog, it features many short book descriptions, excerpts from new books, interviews with authors, articles about bookshops, and a few bookish puzzles and contests. I was delighted to find two different issues because it's not available by subscription.

ReadingRover Jealous! 2y
SusanInTiburon I know, right? 2y
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Gospel of Wealth | Andrew Carnegie
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The lovely Dornoch Cathedral has a series of windows commemorating Andrew Carnegie; this one celebrates his founding of many libraries and other institutions of learning.

Books_Wine_Repeat Gorgeous! ❤️ 2y
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