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AnneCecilie

AnneCecilie

Joined July 2016

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The Yips: A Novel | Nicola Barker
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This book is bonkers, completely crazy and just what I needed right now. And my only question is: Why did I wait so long to read it? I bought this back in 2012.

A rich cast of characters that throughout the book meet, This is a book mainly of dialogues, and there is one dialogue at the beginning of the book between a mother and daughter that I hope I never have with anyone.

GarethSouthwell This looks crazy. I may be tempted by it. Just read the first page on Amazon. 1d
readordierachel I am in love with this wild cover 1d
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The Story Girl | L. M. Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast

Finish the tagged #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and continue reading Wuthering Heights #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights #PemberLittens

I want to finish The Yips and hopefully also Mantel Pieces

I want to read Death on the Nile the group read for #foodandlit #Egypt and I want to start Pinocchio #ChildrensClassicRead

Teresereading Spent some time in Florence looking for Carlo Collidis grave. Sad story but I still want to read the authentic Pinocchio who I loved as Disneys 2d
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The Yips: A Novel | Nicola Barker
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This weekend I will mainly focus my reading on the tagged. I hope to get in some good reading tomorrow.

#WeekendReading
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Andrew65 Hope you do 😊 4d
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The Story Girl | L. M. Montgomery
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#BookReport

I continued the chapter a day reading of Wuthering Heights #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights #PemberLittens and The Story Girl #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

I read Autumn

I‘m currently reading both Mantel Pieces and The Yips

Cinfhen No tv distractions?? 4d
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Always, you‘re beginning to know me well. There‘s the Men‘s European championship in Handball. So far so good. 4d
Cinfhen Hahaha 😌perfect!!! 4d
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The Yips: A Novel | Nicola Barker
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#Two4Tuesday

Thanks for tagging me @EadieB and @Eggs

1. I don‘t read on my phone, I do audio

2. I read on my iPad. Books available through the Gutenberg project for buddy reads or on Libby.

Consider yourself tagged if you want to play too

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💙📖 1w
Eggs 💙💙 1w
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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I‘m so glad I decided to reread this. If possible I loved it even more in a second reading than the first time I read it. It‘s amazing.

We follow Elisabeth, her mother Wendy and their neighbor Daniel.

I love Elisabeth and Daniel‘s friendship despite the age difference, when she‘s 32, he‘s a 100. As a kid, he took her seriously and had her thinking. I also loved how he‘s always asking her “What you reading?”

⬇️

AnneCecilie A book about Brexit, history and memories. A book about art, and especially Pauline Boty. A book about stories. A book about immigrants and immigration. (edited) 1w
AshleyHoss820 I loved Winter too, but I honestly think Autumn is my favorite! 1w
AnneCecilie @AshleyHoss820 In the Seasonal Quartet, Autumn is my favorite, but I plan on rereading them all as preparation for the Companion Piece coming out in May. 1w
AshleyHoss820 @AnneCecilie Oh my gosh, how exciting! I didn‘t know there was a new piece coming out! I may have to dive back in as well! 1w
Cathythoughts Lovely cloth in the picture ❤️ 1w
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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She took the Pauline Boty exhibition catalogue to college and put it on her tutor‘s desk.
Oh, right. Boty, the tutor said.
He shook his head.
Tragic story, he said.
Then he said, they‘re pretty dismissible. Poor paintings. Not very good. She was quite Julie Christie. Very striking girl. […] She was gorgeous. But not a painter of anything more than of minor interest. She stole everything of any note in her work from Warhol and Blake.

AnneCecilie (Sunflower Woman by Boty ca 1963. How easy it is to dismiss women) 1w
DivineDiana Love this! ❤️ 1w
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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I‘m so glad I‘ve started rereading this.

This is part of an dialogue taking place at the Post Office, and it‘s just too hilarious.

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Stay Another Day | Juno Dawson
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The McAllisters will all be spending Christmas together this year. The parents had mostly been focusing on their youngest who‘s recovering from Anorexia. The oldest siblings, twins Fern and Rowan, will bring with them their boyfriend and a friend. But someone have secrets that won‘t be hidden for long.

A Christmas book that arrived a little late from the library.

January‘s #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks
1st for #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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The Story Girl | L. M. Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast

Continue the tagged book #KinderedSpiritsBuddyRead and Wuthering Heights #WanderingTheoughWutheringHeights #PemberLittens

Continue reading Mantel Pieces.

I want to reread Autumn and get a good start on The Yips.

Sophronisba It's been a while but I remember really liking The Yips. 2w
AnneCecilie @Sophronisba The blurb sounds great so it‘s good to know that it lives up to that. 2w
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Little Virtues | Natalia Ginzburg
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A collection of texts written between 1944 and 1960. In these she writes about living in Italy and England, but also about connections between spouses, parents and children and friends.

I much preferred this to her novel Family Lexicon that I read last year.

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The Story Girl | L. M. Montgomery
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#BookReport

I continued the chapter a day buddy reads of Wuthering Heights #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights #PemberLittens and the tagged book #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

I finished Children of Gebelawi and Little Virtues.

I‘ve started Stay Another Day and Mantel Pieces

Cinfhen What‘s the Hilary Mantel about??? Is it NF? 2w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Yes, it is. It‘s a collection of texts she has written for the London Review of Books over the years. I just read about how when she wanted to buy a bookcase in Jeddah in late 80s she couldn‘t find one. 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Tomorrow starts @Andrew65 monthly 9 day readathon #JoyousJanuary #Readathon. This is a fun way to get those books read so come and join in on the fun.

My tbr:
- read a chapter a day in both Wuthering Heights and The Story Girl
- read an easy or so a day in Mantel Pieces
- finish Stay Another Day
- reread Autumn
- get a good start on The Yips

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 2w
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The Story Girl | L. M. Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast

Continue The Story Girl #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and Wuthering Heights #WanteringThroughWutheringHeights PermberLittens

Hopefully read an essay or so in Little Virtues

Continue reading Children of Gebelawi. This book is denser than I expected and is taking longer to read.

Cinfhen Nice to be a part of multiple buddyreads ❤️ 2w
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The Story Girl | L. M. Montgomery
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#BookReport

I‘ve started the buddy reads of the tagged book #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and Wuthering Heights #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights #PemberLittens

I finished 84 Charing Cross Road and The Fran Lebowitz Reader

I read Thursday‘s Children and Kleopatra

I‘m currently reading Children of Gebelawi.

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#ThoughtfulThursday

Happy 2022

1. As always to read 50 book or 1 a week (I read 204 last year). I want to participate in buddy reads, #foodandlit and #BookSpin

2. Socialize

3. I‘m currently reading Children of Gebelawis, so far so good, but it‘s dense.

Thanks for tagging me @Enchanted_Bibliophile and @Texreader

I‘m tagging anyone who wants to play

Enchanted_Bibliophile You're welcome 🌼 3w
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#Wondrouswednesday

1. Maybe The Chrimasaurous or A Boy Called Christmas, if they‘re not too Christmassy

2. I want to get back to other hobbies and not only reading.

3. That it‘s the weekend

Thanks for tagging me @Andrew65

I‘m tagging anyone who wants to play

Andrew65 Love A Boy Called Christmas. 3w
Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻📚❤️ 3w
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The Fran Lebowitz Reader | Fran Lebowitz
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I have tickets to an event with hero June and I wanted to prepare myself. I like her sense of humor and writing. The texts in this collection in the 70s and 80s and don‘t feel as dated as one would have thought.

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The Fran Lebowitz Reader | Fran Lebowitz
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From her essay “To Have and Do Not”.

On film rights being bought before the book is published and even written. And book being bought before it is written.

This is just too funny.

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Happy | Linn T. Sunne
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This is not the tagged book, but this book about Cleopatra wasn‘t in the database. This book is for kids between 6 and 12.

I enjoyed reading this, a mix of vignettes dramatizing her life and information about the time periods. This made the story feel more alive.

I also liked how she in her introduction wrote about how the information we have on Cleopatra is from the Romans that defeated her.

I loved how she at the end wrote about the

AnneCecilie Interest we have in how Cleopatra looked, but that no one is asking about how Julius Caesar and Antonius looked. #foodandlit #Egypt @Texreader @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks 3w
Catsandbooks Sounds like a good one! Cute illustration too! 3w
Texreader @AnneCecilie I agree with that observation! How a woman looks always comes first doesn‘t it? 🙁 3w
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Samlede verker | Lydia Sandgren
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My favorite read from #December #12thbookof2021

I don‘t know what languages this is translated into, but if you get the chance to read it, I urge you to pick it up.

#12Booksof2021

Andrew65 Looks good. 3w
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I‘m finally posting my #BookSpinBingo card for January

I have already finished my BookSpin pick, and I will pick up my DoubleSpin at the library tomorrow.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 3w
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Manifesto | Bernardine Evaristo
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Andrew65 Looks a good choice. 3w
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Thinking about joining this challenge this year, at least for the hobbies that I already do. And I hope that this will inspire me to do more the other month as well

#LitsyCrafters
@Catsandbooks @curiouserandcurioser

Bookishgal71 I love cross stitching! Been doing it for years… 3w
Catsandbooks Happy to have you! It's actually @curiouserandcurioser though. Not the other person 👍🏼 3w
AnneCecilie @Catsandbooks Thanks for the correction. I have corrected it now. 3w
AnneCecilie @Bookishgal71 Me too, but I haven‘t done any the last years. I miss it 3w
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The 4th book about Frieda Klein

A mother contacts Frieda regarding her 15 year old daughter who is going through a difficult time. She is not eating. In conversation with Frieda the daughter says that she was raped in her own bedroom.

This leads Frieda back to her hometown and down memory lane.

#BookSpin January
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Andrew65 Great choice. 3w
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84 Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff
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This was a great way to kick off my reading in the new year. A book about books and helping others.

3rd book finished for #NewYearSpecial #20in4
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3w
StellaB I really enjoyed this too, I thought it was very moving. 3w
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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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#September #9thbookof2021 was another month with several amazing reads, but I landed on this as the best of the month.

Honorable mentions: Ace by Angela Chen, The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld

#12Booksof2021

Suet624 In the midst of this right now. 4w
AnneCecilie @Suet624 How do you find it? 3w
Suet624 @AnneCecilie I‘m enjoying it but wishing it weren‘t quite so long. 😀 3w
Andrew65 Looks good. 3w
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This is the third time I start the new year by reading this as my first book in the new year. I absolutely love it. The illustrations are amazing and all the other superlatives.

No I‘m just happy that it has finally been translated into English so everyone else gets the opportunity to read is as well

DrexEdit That's a really incredible cover illustration! 😍 4w
Soubhiville That looks really fun! 4w
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Flavius What a beautiful cover! 3w
AnneCecilie @DrexEdit @Flavius The illustrations inside is just as amazing 3w
AnneCecilie @Soubhiville It looks at the different stages in life through these amazing illustrations. 3w
Soubhiville @AnneCecilie I had a Christmas gift card so I ordered it 🤗 Thanks for posting this and inspiring me! 3w
Andrew65 Looks brilliant. 3w
BiblioLitten What a gorgeous cover! 3w
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The last book read in 2021.

Noland is working as a lantern seller with Elvis. Noland is 10 yr old, mute and lives in the slum with his mother.

Just a few days before Christmas Noland and Elvis is present at a shooting where a woman is injured. Noland decides to take her home.

Soon it is all over the news that an American woman is missing.

We follow the events from Noland, Elvis, their neighbors, the journalists and the government‘s side.

AnneCecilie The 1st book finished for #NewYearSpecial 4w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4w
Catsandbooks Excellent! 4w
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The Story Girl | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast

I want to finish The Fran Lebowitz Reader

I‘m going to start two buddy reads, The Story Girl #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and Wuthering Heights #PemberLittens #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights

I want to read both 84 Charing Cross Road and Thursday‘s Children.

erzascarletbookgasm 84 Charing is delightful 👍 4w
jb72 The Hanff book was one of my favorites last year. It‘s so good. 4w
Crinoline_Laphroaig I love 84 Charing Cross Road! Just about to post reminder for #wanderingthroughwutheringheights 4w
Suet624 I can't believe I haven't read 84 Charing Cross Road yet. Grrr... It's been on my “to read“ list forever! 4w
AnneCecilie @erzascarletbookgasm @jb72 @Crinoline_Laphroaig @Suet624 I didn‘t even know about it before joining Litsy, but it‘s a cute story and a perfect read to kick of the new year with. 3w
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Love After Love: A Novel | Ingrid Persaud
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I read a lot of great books in #August #8thbookof2021 so it was hard to choose one. But I ended up with picking this because I think this has stayed with me the most after reading.

#12Booksof2021

Honorable mentions: Everybody by Olivia Laing, The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott, Things I don‘t Want to Know by Deborah Levy, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid and A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson

Andrew65 Looks good. 4w
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I have my January books ready for #BookSpin #DoubleSpin and #BookSpinBingo

Can‘t wait for the numbers tomorrow

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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#BookReport

Not much reading done this week, I was working and watching chess.

But I did finish I desember and The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch. I read the tagged book. And I‘ve made good progress on The Fran Lebowitz reader.

Cinfhen Wonderful 🎉🎉 4w
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Happy new year everyone.

Personally I hope for a year with less restrictions

Ruthiella Happy New Year! 🥳🥂 4w
bookworm92 Happy New Year! 🙂 4w
BarbaraBB Happy new year. I have the same wish ❤️ 4w
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Cupcake12 Happy new year 🥳 4w
Reggie Happy New Year! 4w
CarolynM Happy New Year 4w
Simona Happy New Year 🥳 4w
batsy Happy New Year! 4w
Gissy Happy New year!🥳🎉🎊🍾🥂 4w
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Mr. Loverman | Bernardine Evaristo
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My favorite read from #July #7thbookof2021
#12Booksof2021

Ruthiella I definitely want to read more from Evaristo! 4w
Andrew65 Looks interesting. 4w
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My favorite read from #June #6thbookof2021, and another of my absolute favorites this year.
#12Booksof2021

Andrew65 This looks good. 4w
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My absolute favorite from #May and one of my favorites this year #5thbookof2021
#12Booksof2021

Andrew65 A popular choice. 1mo
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This was hard, but I have decided on my favorite book for #April #4thbookof2021
#12Booksof2021

Honorable mentions: “No One Is Talking About This” by Patrica Lockwood, “Transcendent Kingdom” av Yaa Gyasi and “Small Pleasures” av Clare Chambers

Andrew65 It is had to only choose one isn‘t it. 1mo
AnneCecilie @Andrew65 For some months it‘s really hard. But as I do this, I realize how diversely I have read. Non of my tagged favorites so far are white Europeans/ Americans. (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 @AnneCecilie It is a good way of reviewing our reading over 2021. 1mo
kspenmoll This is a great book! 1mo
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This Lovely City | Louise Hare
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My favorite book from #March #3rdbookof2021
#12Booksof2021

Honorable mentions: “The Mirror and the Light” by Hillary Mantel and “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa

Andrew65 This looks good. 1mo
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Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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This is my favorite book from #February #2ndbookof2021
#12Booksof2021

Honorable mention: Love and Other Thought Experiments by Sophie Ward

Andrew65 Looks a good choice. 1mo
AmyG That‘s good to know as this is an Author-a-Month author in 2022. 1mo
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The 3rd book about the Christmasaurus and William.

It‘s that time of year when Santa weighs the Naughty List and the Nice List. Only this time there‘s too many kids on the Naughty List. So the Christmasaurus goes on a quest to move the kids for the Naughty List to the Nice List.

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K | Bernardo Kucinski, Sue Branford
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Thanks for tagging me @Andrew65

This is my favorite book from January #1stbookof2021 #12Booksof2021

Everyone welcome to join in

Andrew65 Looks interesting, will need to explore it. 1mo
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This is one of the risks when you borrow Christmas books without reading the blurb or anything else about the book.

This turned out to be the 3rd in a trilogy. And in the pages that I read it was a lot of telling about the village and it dynamics and what had happened in previous books. I didn‘t like this or the story telling. I made it to page 50 and nothing had happened yet.

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The Fran Lebowitz Reader | Fran Lebowitz
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A combined #BookReport and #WeeklyForecast this week

I finished my advent reads Adventsstjernen and Seldas julekalender. I read The Christmas Train. Then I started Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery, but I didn‘t get along with it and DNF. Then I went straight for The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch.

Now I‘m currently reading The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List and I desember, and I want to finish in those.

Next up is the tagged

AnneCecilie book and then I‘ll either read The Solemn Lantern Maker or Synder. 1mo
Cinfhen What‘s happening with Chess and handball?! Best wishes for a Happy New Year 🎊 1mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Our Women‘s Handball Team won the world championship. The rapid chess starts today and last for 3 days then the blitz chess starts and lasts for 2 days. Thank you and the same to you 1mo
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Barsakh | Simon Stranger
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This is not the tagged book so I‘m using one of Stranger‘s other books.

Stella lost her mom a year ago to cancer. In the past year she has lost contact with her friends. A few weeks before Christmas, a boy her age moves in into the house next door. She also finds a refugee in their barn.

A story about grief, starting over, making new friends and helping others.

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The second book about William and the Christmasauras and once again they need to save Christmas.

I don‘t want to spoil anything. But this is another Christmassy and enjoyable read.

hannah-leeloo I just read the kids version to my kids. I also read the 3rd to the series this December I loved it 1mo
AnneCecilie @hannah-leeloo I‘m reading the 3rd book now. Not that far in jet, but enjoying it. 1mo
hannah-leeloo Yay happy reading sweet ❤ 1mo
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The Christmas Train | David Baldacci
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There‘s something about this writing that didn‘t connect with me, I‘m not sure if it‘s the translation or the original text, but I suspect the original text. I guess I got used to it as I read on, because I was to dnf at the beginning.

Tom Langdon is taking the train to visit his girlfriend over Christmas from D.C to LA. On this train trip he meet a lot of different people and get to know them.

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Mehso-so

This was a hard book to rate. I didn‘t even know about this before I joined Litsy and Dr Seuss is not a know author in Norway either.

So reading this for the first time as a adult and never having watched the movie either, is probably not the best of ideas

12th book for #DashingDecember
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Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 1mo
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