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The Africa Cookbook | Jessica B. Harris
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Foule Mudammas for dinner tonight! It is one of those ubiquitous staple dishes in Africa and Middle East, which slightly varies from cook to cook. 😋 My favorite version is Ethiopian with heaven sent Berbere. 🌶 Google a recipe and try any of the variations!

Leftcoastzen I will have to find a recipe! 18h
LeahBergen I‘ve read the Egyptian recipes for this but haven‘t tried it yet. 10h
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The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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Audio baking - pumpkin donut holes for the kids. I don‘t have much of a sweet tooth, so the sugar coating they are rolled in is over the top!

The blurring of reality and fiction in this series is an interesting note. He references books & writing. I don‘t read many novels where the author is a character.

Leftcoastzen Yummy 😋 2d
Cathythoughts I love sugar !! Would love one 👍🏻❤️ 2d
Tamra @Cathythoughts I will try to toss you a few. 😆 2d
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Tamra @Leftcoastzen I think they‘ll like them. I tried one and that is definitely enough! 2d
veritysalter I recently finished this book and loved it. A very unusual concept, but I think he pulls it off. 2d
youneverarrived These look amazing 😋 2d
vumblereads Those look so good!! 2d
throwmeabook Reading book #1 and loving it! The concept is definitely unique and I keep having to stop and google all his book and TV references. 2d
TheSpineView Looks yummy! I wish I didn't have a sweet tooth! 💜 2d
hes7 Yum! 😋 2d
batsy I'm having a cup of coffee right now & wish I could have one of those! ☺️ 2d
readordierachel Those look amazing! 1d
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🤔🤔Kondo now has an online store where you can buy more “stuff.”

Tamra I could buy a tea container for $200. 🤑 It‘s the Capitalist Way. (edited) 2d
ruskigurl16 Because we need “stuff,” but it‘s only her stuff that is proper! 🙄😳 2d
Tamra @ruskigurl16 I think the idea is her stuff might bring you joy. But I don‘t need more stuff! 😂 Less stuff brings me joy. 2d
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MicheleinPhilly Oh good grief. 🙄 2d
tournevis Not to bitch or anything, but you can make that bowl with 2$'s worth of cement, a 5$ metal kitchen bowl, and plastic wrap. Just saying. 2d
julesG @tournevis I had similar thoughts but with € 2d
tournevis @julesG Innit? 2d
batsy 😳 2d
Simona Well, you need to replace the stuff previously thrown away ... 2d
jillrhudy That bowl is not sparking joy. 👎🏻 2d
ljuliel If that‘s her idea of the items you should KEEP in your house, I wonder what she threw out ? It looks like the dog chewed on it. 2d
cathipink I just got an email from my local bookstore for an event with a decluttering author that...requires you buy the book. I get capitalism but the piece that's left out of so many conversations is the way you live a minimalist life (which isn't necessarily my thing- I have Feelings about this trend) is to QUIT BUYING. 2d
cathipink Sorry for the rant 😬 2d
rwmg I think $145 to spend in a bookshop will give me far more joy than that object 2d
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Common Sense | Thomas Paine
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I know all you Littens will be envying my reading selections today. 😏😝

MayJasper Gimme gimme gimme! (Not really 😆) 3d
Tamra @MayJasper 😜 Actually, I am amazed how much I‘m connecting with his Age of Reason! 3d
MayJasper Good, I'm glad for you. 2d
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Untitled | Unknown
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For cookbook lovers, talk about throw back! 😅 Babylonian recipe tablets translated - I hadn‘t heard about this until now. The embedded link in this article will take you to a couple of written recipes. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/11/16/npr-eat-like-the-ancient-babylonians-re...

Tamra The only one I think I‘d make is the broth with the sourdough crumbs. It actually sounds tasty. 3d
mydearwatson 😯😯😯 3d
Amiable That's pretty neat!
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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A confessional post. I‘ve never read AWIT, nor have I attempted to read it to my kids because in general they don‘t dig fantasy. My son tried the graphic novel but bailed. Soooo, I was surprised they decided to watch the Disney adaptation last night for family movie. We enjoyed it.😁 My question is aside from the obvious tech elements, how different is it from the novel?

Reagan-reads My daughter loves the movie and I tried reading the book to her, but I don‘t think it was translating well as a read aloud. I think I will try to read along with her instead so we can talk about it. 4d
cherinium I have not seen the movie, but have been curious about this as well. I loved the book as a child, but was indifferent when I reread it last year. I'm not sure if I want to invest time in the movie. Any advice? 4d
Tamra @cherinium I wouldn‘t have chosen it as an adult viewer, but it was a good choice for family viewing. The family is mixed race like ours and formed by adoption like ours, so it was an unexpected fit! The message was great for tweens too. 4d
Tamra @Reagan-reads good idea! I don‘t think for us I‘ll try the book as a read aloud. They get bored with fantasy quickly - movies are faster paced of course, so that makes a difference for them. 4d
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I found a newish winter mystery read on Kindle Daily deals! This seems to have become a delightful tradition for me in the last couple of years thanks to Litsy - the incongruous cozy Christmas murder. ❄️🗡🎄

kspenmoll I enjoy reading Christmas cozy‘s as well. Will look for this. 4d
Tamra @kspenmoll 99 cent US kindle deal! 👍🏾 4d
erzascarletbookgasm I must start looking for some cozy Christmas Murder reads! 4d
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batsy Ooh, fun! The first line of the Litsy description is tempting. Unfortunately it's unavailable on Kindle for me, maybe because of licensing issues for this region 😕 4d
Tamra @batsy booooo 👎🏾👎🏾 That stinks. 4d
Tamra @erzascarletbookgasm yes, I try to start looking now so that I can begin the first week of December. I‘m so glad my class will be done then so I am Freeeeee to read whatever I want. 😊 4d
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs

1. Finishing another essay, one more to go!

2. “Hobbies are for people who don‘t read books”💜

3. 30 F and breezy

@MoonWitch94 #thoughtfulthursday

Eggs ❤️💗💕 7d
Bookwormjillk Great quote! 7d
MoonWitch94 Love that quote 💝 Thanks for playing! 7d
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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This multicast audio performance is outstanding!!! I will be listening again. I really enjoy the interjection of snippets of thoughts and conversations as perspective in a story, especially in audio books.

Loved Porter‘s imagination and am looking forward to reading Grief Is The Thing With Feathers.

Emilymdxn I loved this one so much too! 7d
Tamra @Emilymdxn it is definitely one worthy of a reread. 👍🏾 7d
Cathythoughts Nice review ❤️👍🏻 I loved this too 7d
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Tamra @Cathythoughts 😁 Have you read his other novel? 7d
Cathythoughts I havnt read any others .... have you ? 7d
Tamra @Cathythoughts no, but I really want to read this one after I finish up my class and I get my brain back! 7d
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Secrets of Salsa: A Bilingual Cookbook | Mexican Women of Anderson Valley
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3 F this morning - it‘s going to another very long winter at this rate. 🥶 So I‘m thinking Mexico - shrimp tacos for dinner!

This is such a great little cookbook, highly recommend. It sprang from salsa days at an adult ESL program where students were learning to translate kitchen measurements. Proceeds benefit the school.

I‘m thinking about the avocado/tomatillo salsa, if I can find either of those ripe!

TheSpineView Sounds yummy! 1w
Tamra @TheSpineView I‘m looking forward to it! 1w
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Am I hearing some snippets of voices of the dead in the cemetery? If so, it‘s reminding me of Lincoln in the Bardo and that‘s a very good thing.

Booksnchill Loved this book! 2w
Pricel101 Adding to my tbr! Thanks!! 2w
Tamra @Booksnchill yay! Loving it so far! 2w
Tamra @Pricel101 you are welcome! 2w
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In reluctant acknowledgment of our snow and December temps, I pulled out my winter mug. Peppermint Twist tea.

My plans for today. 🤓 I haven‘t decided whether I like Rousseau as a writer or person yet.

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MacMillan‘s new e-book policy for all libraries: 1 copy of an e-book per library and 8 weeks after release date.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/11/01/npr-books-you-may-have-to-wait-to-borro...

As the library rep states, people who borrow library books aren‘t going to be the demographic that buys an e-book anyway. That is me.

lele1432 I signed the petition that was going around about this a couple of months ago. Restricting library access isn't going to force customers to buy these new releases outright. I think they're barking up the wrong tree here. I buy plenty of new releases. But books that I put on hold are books I never intended to buy, and will only do so afterwards if I enjoy it enough. 2w
JacqMac I signed the petition, too. And I agree with @lele1432 The ebooks I borrow are books that I would never buy. Usually, they are books I‘m on the fence about. I‘ll just end up not reading them at all. 2w
Tamra @lele1432 totally agree! 2w
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Tamra @JacqMac yes! 2w
lele1432 @JacqMac exactly! It's a missed library revenue opportunity for them, and severely lessens the chance I will even try that author or book. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2w
Leftcoastzen So dumb !My Library system buys/rents many copies of hardcover bestsellers to meet loan demands without restrictions so I‘m trying to understand why restrict ebooks?People who read a lot are more selective about what to buy /borrow.The library system is supposed help the people have access to reading,especially when they have little means to purchase books at all. 2w
Tamra @Leftcoastzen that is true! 2w
Librarybelle Thanks for posting this! This is truly a disruption of service. As a librarian in a library system whose ebook products are exploding in use, this decision is really going to hurt our ebook readership. We‘ll be examining our numbers for an uptick in holds on the physical copy of these books. But, many of our ebook readers don‘t walk into our doors. They have a card and use our online services. It‘s so sad! 2w
Tamra @Librarybelle If other publishers follow suit or raise prices exorbitantly, it may drive more people to services like Audible? Amazon would love it. Not me though, because I won‘t pay for an audio book that is an unknown quantity. I am too frugal! 😜 (edited) 2w
LauraBeth I‘ve been really surprised and disappointed by Macmillan‘s stance on this. 2w
ljuliel I don‘t like this at all. The wait for new popular books is already really long. I‘m wondering if it‘d help to quit purchasing books from that publisher ? Hit them in the wallet. 🌟. Can any of the librarians tell me what percentage of checkouts are print copies, ebooks, audiobooks ? I always wonder about things like that. 2w
wen4blu My library system sent a link to the petition and announced they would no longer but any ebooks from Macmillan. 2w
cathipink Either you treat customers the same or you don't. Libraries already pay a premium for books (ebooks especially) and to refuse to sell to them is a mistake on a variety of levels. I borrow audiobooks from my library and if they weren't available, I'd likely just stop listening. Amazon's intervention is this fiasco takes this to another level, and I want to find more ways to be vocal about this issue. 2w
GingerAntics That‘s rude. So now this publisher would like to kill libraries. Never mind it alienated an entire demographic of readers. Eh. 2w
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Edgar and Lucy | Victor Lodato
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Impulse buy at Dollar Tree, because it was the only thing remotely appealing.

squirrelbrain Gorgeous cover! #covercrush 2w
Tamra @squirrelbrain That‘s probably what drew me to it. 🤓 2w
RaimeyGallant lol, love it! 2w
TheBookHippie I liked this book :) I got it as an ARC 2w
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Does anyone else have these small town cookbooks? They were gifted from my grandma. Same grandma who hooked me into reading and wanting to be a teacher. 💜 I don‘t use them often, but some recipes are comfort or holiday food favorites. Tonight it‘s tuna noodle casserole. (I know I should type “hot dish”, but I‘m not a native Minnesotan.) 😆

xicanti I have a friend who collects these! She scours book sales for them. 2w
Annl I have most of my families cookbooks. I like to browse through them. Some of the recipes hold great memories. 2w
Sace My mother had one that I loved to look through when I was young. Now that she‘s gone I wish I still had it. 2w
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Crazeedi Yep, I have several cookbooks put out by churches and community groups, I have one that is strictly polish/slovak. They are great 2w
cathysaid Churches have the BEST cookbooks. The more Southern the better. All the butter. And...well...lard. 2w
Tamra @cathysaid 😜 mmmmmmm fat. In the Midwest, canned cream soups & cool whip are staples in these cookbooks. 2w
Tamra @Crazeedi very much home! 2w
Tamra @Sace I wish you had it! 2w
Tamra @Annl yes! You leaf through it and it evokes all kinds of family lunches and dinners. 2w
Tamra @xicanti tell your friend to hit second hand stores in the Midwest - ooooodles! 2w
cathysaid @Tamra Ahhhhh...the land of the casseroles 🤗 2w
Amie My mom has many cookbooks like this that were put together by the church we went to when I was growing up and other area churches. Lots of yummy casseroles in them 😋 2w
Tamra @Amie yes! Perfect for winter. 2w
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I adore this cover! #GuessWhat is this #iconic cover

Very fun idea @BarbaraTheBibliophage !! My memory is crap for titles, but I‘ve enjoyed having it jogged by the covers posted so far. 😁

Tamra @rubyslippersreads oh that is a good guess, but no. I adored that novel! 2w
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BookNAround I know! I know! The dialect in this one was tough to start with but once you get the rhythm, it was perfect. 2w
Tamra @BookNAround 👏🏾👏🏾 2w
4thhouseontheleft I 💙 this book! And that‘s the same cover edition that I own. 2w
Tamra @4thhouseontheleft 👍🏾👍🏾 2w
Tamra @Mamashep 👌🏾 2w
BarbaraBB Oh how wrong I was in my guess 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 2w
saresmoore I have a few different editions of this book, but I‘d recognize this cover anywhere! 2w
Tamra @BarbaraBB I love it! 😆 2w
Tamra @saresmoore isn‘t it great?! 2w
batsy Is it Their Eyes Were Watching God? 2w
Tamra @batsy 👏🏾👍🏾 2w
batsy @Tamra 🎉😁 My edition is different but this is an iconic cover, indeed. 2w
Cinfhen Gorgeous image but I couldn‘t think of the book/ now it seems so obvious 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Mine‘s a different cover though 2w
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Mehso-so

Very well narrated! Fascinating era. I liked the idea of the clash between Christianity and paganism, I wish there had been more development of that theme. I loved the natural descriptions and there are passages of very sensitive & lyrical writing. I also appreciated the feminine perspective - I was worried it was going to contain long descriptions of men fighting battles. I had to 🙄 over the romance & sex scenes.

UnidragonFrag I always have to 🙄 the sex scenes, especially in audiobooks which makes it even more awkward. 2w
Tamra @UnidragonFrag exactly. It doesn‘t add anything to the plot or character devo. 2w
UnidragonFrag Typically, no. I don't care if characters do and sometimes it does develop characters, but descriptions of it don't add anything. Just fade to black or something. If I wanted all that descriptions, I'd read erotica. 2w
Tamra @UnidragonFrag 👍🏾 2w
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Book mail and none for me. 😫 (What parents sacrifice for their children!) The new Wimpy Kid is a stocking stuffer - yes, already.

LibrarianRyan There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting started early! 2w
Amie It's a worthy sacrifice - I'm so grateful for all the books my parents bought me when I was growing up 😊 2w
Tamra @LibrarianRyan 👍🏾 I was afraid I might forget a new one was out. 2w
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LibrarianRyan @Tamra I get that. normally start stacking things in August because it's easier on the budget. But now that I don't have to buy for a staff, it is much easier and I don't have to start as early. 2w
Tamra @Amie me too! I hope they do, because I‘m afraid my passion will turn them off. 😜 2w
Tamra @LibrarianRyan yes agreed, it easier on budget! 2w
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Assigned reading today and my expectations are not high. 😏

BarbaraBB I still need to read this one too and am not looking forward to it 😉 3w
Tamra @BarbaraBB this is one I wouldn‘t have read voluntarily. 😜 I would satisfy whatever curiosity I had with the Stanford Encyclopedia of Phil. 3w
BarbaraBB I‘d do the same. But if I want to read those #1001books I must read this one too! 3w
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ravenlee I read this for my MA, and while I remember very little, I don‘t recall it being too bad to get through. Not as dense as Kant, for instance. Good luck! 3w
Reviewsbylola Mine wouldn‘t be either. 😆 3w
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The Woman in White | William Wilkie Collins
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“It is the grand misfortune of my life, that nobody will let me alone. Why, I ask everybody why, why worry me? Nobody answers that question and nobody lets me alone.” - Frederick Fairlie, Esq.

One of the best sets of opening chapter lines ever!

I feel so much more terribly about the fate of Anne on reread. Collins didn‘t write enough empathy into the other characters for her sad existence and fate.

Tamra I have to wonder what a modern editor would do with this beast. Don‘t get me wrong, I loved the writing and wouldn‘t change it, but it took me a comparative eternity to listen to it. 3w
rwmg Since it was originally published as a magazine serial and then as a 3-volume novel, would considering it a trilogy rather than one novel make the time needed not so long? 3w
veritysalter I‘ve been reading this for what feels like forever! I‘m enjoying it, but it‘s so long, the book is uncomfortable to hold. Down to the last 100 pages and hopefully finishing today. 3w
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Tamra @rwmg that explains it! 3w
Tamra @veritysalter enjoy! Book bulk is the great benefit of Kindle. 😄 3w
jillrhudy I LOVE THIS AUDIOBOOK SO DEARLY. It is the main temptation to get Audible so that I can buy it. Roger Rees is the perfect Hartright. 3w
Tamra @jillrhudy I agree, the narration is very engaging. Who read the Count, captured the character so well?! 3w
jillrhudy @Tamra If I were guessing, I'd say John Lee. I can't find any details online of which member of the “full cast“ read which character. 3w
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Analytical research and writing takes all the joy out of reading. 😕

I‘ve thoroughly ruined this very pretty edition of P&P for future reading.

ValerieAndBooks What‘s your research topic? 4w
Tamra @ValerieAndBooks I‘ve decided on skepticism. 4w
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Definitely a pick for anyone who needs one/two pot meals in their life. The pic is Sweet With Heat Beef Short Ribs. 😋

The book doesn‘t convert for Ipot, but if you‘ve been using one it wouldn‘t be difficult to do it yourself.

Putting this book on my wishlist!

LeahBergen Damn, that looks good! 4w
Tamra @LeahBergen yes it‘s mouthwatering! 4w
Cathythoughts Oh yes ! Looks really good 4w
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Waiting in the pharmacy drive thru - at least I have yummy looking reading material.

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I couldn‘t help but love Mr. Bennet! His letter to Collins at the end is just priceless - a polite 🖕🏾. I thought his character witty and admirably tolerant, despite Lizzy‘s criticism as warranted as it may have been. As for Collins, Austen couldn‘t have painted a better portrait of an ass! 😆 Mrs. B added much fun color.

I think it was Emma I read long ago and disliked as a twit, but who knows because obviously my memory can‘t be trusted!

ravenlee Emma is definitely a twit, and probably my least favorite JA. I like P&P but Persuasion is my favorite. 1mo
Tamra @ravenlee good to know I‘m not totally clueless! I have Persuasion on my shelf - I‘ll pick it up over Xmas break, thank you for the reminder. (edited) 1mo
Tamra I think we‘re supposed to dislike Mrs. B, but I pitied her as a product of her times. She was also not without her nutty charms. Also, if mine and my 5 daughters‘ future security was a complete unknown I‘d be a little unhinged as well. 1mo
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LeahBergen I thought Emma was such a twit, too. I should probably give it a reread now that I‘m (much!) older as I love all of Austen‘s other books. 1mo
ravenlee @LeahBergen I reread it earlier this year, about 15 years after my first read, and still found her obnoxious. I find her relationship with Mr. Knightley a little creepy, too, which was more obvious this time around. 1mo
LeahBergen @ravenlee Now that you mention it... yeah, that relationship IS a tad creepy!! I remember finding him so fatherly for much of the novel. 😬 1mo
ravenlee @LeahBergen the whole story he‘s molding her, guiding her behavior and views, calling himself an older brother...to create his perfect, much younger wife...definitely creepy. 1mo
Tamra @ravenlee 😐 Inspiration for Lolita? 1mo
batsy Good point about Mrs. B! I think Austen really captures that type of mother well while also showing how they become that way. 1mo
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A Cat's Life | Gemma Correll
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My cat has clearly won life‘s lottery.

Lcsmcat Lucky kitty! 1mo
LeahBergen Yep! ❤️ 1mo
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We began our new read aloud last night and the first chapter doesn‘t disappoint! Karina‘s pacing is perfect to keep kids‘ attention and the characters are so personable & relatable. This series has the best covers!. 😁

Jerdencon I‘m reading this right now with my 10 year old son! We love this series - so well done! 😀 1mo
Tamra @Jerdencon 💜 They are gems! 1mo
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I‘m visiting Pemberley this weekend!

Tanisha_A Gosh! This edition 😍! Enjoy revisiting! 1mo
Tanisha_A *or visiting 1mo
Cedricsmom What a lovely cover! 1mo
charl08 Jealous of that cover - and the annotations! 1mo
Dragon Have a fabulous visit! 🏰 1mo
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I‘m going to hazard a guess I owe a lot to Mary and her coterie. I bet this work is also going to be highly quotable!

Cedricsmom Now, is this the mother or the daughter? 1mo
Tamra @Cedricsmom mother and I didn‘t make the connection until you mentioned it! 1mo
Cedricsmom Yes! The younger Mary married Shelley, hence we have Mary Shelley but mom was a Force, too. 1mo
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This is a solid two fold mystery, though it‘s long in places and the pacing at the end was off. One mystery wrapped up but you had to wade thru what I felt was unnecessary follow-up to reach the conclusion of the more interesting mystery, which was the execution of a young woman in 1654.

Ruthiella I read this a few years ago. I can only remember it involves “bog people” and that I liked it!😀 1mo
Tamra @Ruthiella 😆 Yes, bog people! I was attracted to the novel because of the archeological mystery. (edited) 1mo
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Benighted (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) | John Boynton Priestley, J B Priestley
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🤔 I can see how this was a thriller in 1927, but it doesn‘t hold up today. It had a very promising atmospheric start and even up to the last third there were intriguing elements, but the end felt contrived, winding itself out without adding any depth to the house characters or storyline. Death, dawn, and the end.

In my mind‘s eye this plays as a classic black & white film with screams and wide eyed close ups. All that affected drama.

LeahBergen Well, darn it! 1mo
Tamra @LeahBergen there was definitely character development, but not of those you want to know more about about. I am picky about endings and this felt more like a convenience. It really has to be read in light of the era. (edited) 1mo
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The Memoirs of Princess Dashkova | Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova (kni?agini?a), Ekaterina R. Dakova, Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff
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Like candy for a tea lover - so many wonderful choices this morning! 😋☕️ I stocked up yesterday. My favorite is the Gunpowder Special Grade.

Amiable Yum! ☕️ 1mo
Jaimelire ❤️☕️ 1mo
BethM I‘ve never heard of that company! 1mo
Tamra @BethM it‘s a local shop in St. Paul. I am happy to share! 😁 https://www.teasource.com/pages/tea-collection I think you can order online. 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, lovely! ☕️ 1mo
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The Memoirs of Princess Dashkova | Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova (kni?agini?a), Ekaterina R. Dakova, Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff
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Princess Dashkova was one of our kind! Voracious reader who spent all her “pocket money” on books and had quite a personal library. At a young age she had her own book agent whose pleasure was to acquire the newest publications from France for her.

ravenlee I read this one for a master‘s class several years ago. I enjoyed her stories but found her a little unreliable. 1mo
Tamra @ravenlee I am not surprised. My understanding is the memoirs were written as a public act and of course what a notable wants to be public may not be consistent with reality. 😏 Plus the editor/translator noted her communication style is not consistent, partly because as a woman she needed to be deferential to not appear threatening, but at the same time it is clear she didn‘t lack self esteem or confidence! 1mo
GingerAntics She sounds awesome! 1mo
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Benighted (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) | John Boynton Priestley, J B Priestley
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The Salesman's Shoes | James Roderick Burns
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Not the tagged book. ”A Gathering Darkness: Thirteen Classic English Ghost Stories”, edited by James Burns.

Husband and I had a good laugh over this sentence last night! Bah! Such wit. 😆

LeahBergen So true! 😆 1mo
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 1mo
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That Bright Land | Terry Roberts
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Well, this is certainly off to a great start!

Cathythoughts It certainly is ..... 1mo
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Haunting of Maddy Clare | Simone St James
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I tried for 3 days to get into different historic fiction audio book and finally gave up. But I was hooked into this one with the first chapter! 👻 Fun premise.

IndoorDame Excellent! My library hold of this just came in. Glad to hear you liked it! 1mo
Tamra @IndoorDame I just started this morning. 🤞🏾🤞🏾 1mo
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This is between a pick and so-so for me. I definitely enjoyed the depiction of characters and their lives in a rural Scottish Highland village circa 1869, but the last third didn‘t hold my attention as well when it turned to the “expert” criminologist examination and the trial.

The intended victim gets no sympathy from me. 👿

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“I have always shrunk from killing so much as a hen, and do not understand why educated men regard the killing of living creatures as sport.”

Well put!

Graywacke Cutie!! Either he (or she) completely agrees and doesn't understand this crazy world or is begging to be let outside and chase squirrels... 2mo
Sace I could never resist those eyes! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Awwwww! 2mo
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Crazeedi What a doll baby, but I confess a preference for labs 2mo
Tamra @Graywacke 😜 He wouldn‘t have a problem with sport hunting squirrels. 1mo
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For a fraction of a second I was dismayed until I read it again. 😧😆

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 that was a close one! I read that wrong the first time, too. 2mo
Ruthiella Ooh me too! 😨 2mo
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The prose is so good that I was engrossed from the beginning! A crumbing house, living deaths, and grisly “accidents” make for a gothic story that fits the bill for the season. 🕷🖤🎃 There was only one cheesy element I had to 🙄 at, but I can overlook it for the otherwise excellent writing.

Cathythoughts Great prose 👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
squirrelbrain Glad you liked it - I did too! 2mo
lele1432 I can't wait to read this one! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, a good Gothic read! 👍 2mo
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50F and dreary rain all day - perfect setting for this read. I am going to curb my guilt induced impulse to do chores and cozy up with my Kindle instead. (It‘s just so silly how cold fall feels and come spring this will be a heat wave.)

Nute Does he have a new book already? 2mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy!!! This is one cosy ( haunting ) read 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m reading this too! 👍 2mo
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My thrifty finds - I‘ve been wanting to read the tagged book so lucky day! I read Mrs. Dalloway so long ago I don‘t recall anything about it, maybe the second round will leave an impression. I enjoyed the Candleford series on TV - I‘m guessing the trilogy will be a terrific comfort read when I‘m back in another course next week. 😢

cathysaid Ahhhh...one of my favorite passages comes from Mrs. Dalloway ❤️ 2mo
Tamra @cathysaid then I must read it. 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts I love that old cottage cover ♥️ 2mo
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Thrifty find today that should be seasonably appropriate! 💀

jenniferw88 This has to be one of the best covers I've seen for this book! 2mo
PatriciaU That is a great cover! 2mo
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LeahBergen I have this waiting on my shelf, too. I‘ll be watching to see how you like it! 2mo
Cathythoughts I thought this one very good 👍🏻 2mo
emmaturi I liked this one too 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts @emmaturi @LeahBergen I‘m looking forward to it! 2mo
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9 year old Daughter says 👍🏾👍🏾

The illustrations inside are vivid and adorable! We were happy to find it is part of a series.

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This is a very pretty vegetarian cookbook, even the endpapers are beautiful! It enjoyed leafing 😉 thru it, but I only found a few recipes that I‘d actually make, the wraps shown is one of them.

Aimeesue I thought the same thing about her first one. Absolutely gorgeous, but not much I ended up making. 2mo
Tamra @Aimeesue now that I‘ve become more selective about buying cookbooks, (after big purge) I find so many are visually stunning but won‘t cook from. Is that true for you too? The recent exception is this one, which I‘ll ask for as Xmas gift. (edited) 2mo
Aimeesue Yes, I've become more selective about buying them. I almost bought the Love & Lemons one today, but realized I'd been swept away by its loveliness and I wouldn't actually make many of the recipes. So many of the new cookbooks are eye candy that I don't actually want to taste! (edited) 2mo
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So fun and informative! The format makes the recipes easy to follow. This is going on my Xmas list. 😊

And once again, I‘m now starving.

LeahBergen This looks great! 2mo
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Perfectly spooky start! 👻

BarbaraBB I‘ve never heard of this Boyne! Starts promising! 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻I stacked it recently 2mo
Cathythoughts I just got on kindle ..... I couldn‘t resist 😁 2mo
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Tamra @BarbaraBB I hadn‘t either until @squirrelbrain posted it. 😄 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts the writing is very good - totally feels like a gothic period piece. I‘m hooked. 💀 (edited) 2mo
squirrelbrain Oh I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it @Tamra! It was a birthday present courtesy of @TrishB - definitely recommended @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB 2mo
TrishB He has some hidden gems 😁 2mo
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I haven‘t eaten yet this morning and I just read the chapter on bread, and more specifically bread toppings & soups. Good grief I‘m hungry now!

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Good Braider | Terry Farish
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A fictional, but nonetheless very real portrayal of a young woman‘s experience fleeing South Sudan and eventually her & her mother‘s adjustment to American life.

“Rape is an act of war.” It is indeed a weapon.

Do you spy the visitor to the yellow bloom?

SW-T Yes! See your visitor and love the cover of the tagged book 😊 2mo
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Good Braider | Terry Farish
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When a library is a revelation!

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