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Joined November 2017

Reader | Bumbershoot enthusiast | Tea drinker | Oxford comma fan | ISTJ | Ravenclaw | I‘m happiest whilst using my passport
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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dariazeoli Hey, it‘s me! 😬😆 4w
Cathythoughts This is a good way of looking at things 👍📚❤️ 3w
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Might be delayed getting home because of Hurricane Henri. I‘ll just have spend a few extra days here. Don‘t know how I‘ll manage!

Cortg Great book! 5mo
umbrellagirl @Cortg definitely! 5mo
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Stop 2: LFL #42332 in Canton, Connecticut.
Not pictured: Stop 3, LFL #36055, also in Canton.
Large bag of books given away! Happy reading!

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
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Restocking the local LFLs today.
Stop 1: Pine Grove Schoolhouse #103760

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Nashoba Valley Winery.

Laughterhp How is that winery? I‘ve never been there but it‘s on my list since it‘s only like 40 mins away. 7mo
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The Kingdoms | Natasha Pulley
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I did not want this to end.

ju.ca.no Ah I‘m going to start it as soon as I finish my currenty reads, I‘m so excited❤️ 7mo
Kangaj1 Yay! It is waiting for me at the library... 7mo
umbrellagirl @ju.ca.no @Kangaj1 One of the best I have read this year. I can‘t wait for her next one. 7mo
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Loving the latest selection from our book club at work.

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The Rose Rent | Ellis Peters
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Heading back to Shrewsbury.

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The Swan Thieves: A Novel | Elizabeth Kostova
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Reading is occurring. I swear.

kspenmoll 😂 9mo
Reggie No one would blame u if there hadn‘t been, though. That is a gorgeous view! 9mo
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Downloading an audiobook for the drive tomorrow. Joining the Pfizer club and getting my first dose. Such a relief.

Bradleygirl 👏👏👏👏👏 10mo
Cathythoughts I have this one .. looking forward to it 10mo
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gossamerchild 🎊🎊 10mo
kspenmoll Glad you got your dose!!! I am lucky; now a month out from vaccine # 2 feels so good! 9mo
umbrellagirl @kspenmoll Second dose next weekend! Such a relief. 9mo
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“He had had many mistresses in the past, from one of whom he had contracted syphilis, and as a cardinal he had fathered three daughters.”
on Cardinal Della Rovere/Pope Julius

Is there anyone in this book who *doesn‘t* have syphilis??

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I heard about this at a talk about witches on International Women‘s Day earlier this month and was pleased to find it was available as an ebook through my library. For all the time I‘ve spent in the places listed in this book, it never occurred to me that there were so few monuments to women. We must do better.

#iwd

kspenmoll This fascinates me! 9mo
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Infused | Henrietta Lovell
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Has anyone tried her teas? Are they as good as they sound? I am so tempted by her descriptions.

LeahBergen Yes! I ordered some after I read this book. The Silver Tip Jasmine White tea is an absolute favourite and I HAD to try the Malawi Antlers White tea (it‘s very weird and very good). There is a little sample box you can buy and you get 10% off your first order when you sign up for her emails (they‘re not frequent and intrusive). Oh! And she always seems to offer worldwide free shipping around long weekends or holidays. 11mo
SkeletonKey Uh oh, my tea supply is about to grow again. 11mo
umbrellagirl @LeahBergen Those are the two I most wanted to try. The antlers sounded so interesting. 11mo
umbrellagirl @SkeletonKey That‘s not a problem 😉 11mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Ann Patchett is just. so. good.

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Still hoping for an appearance by Crowley though.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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“All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we‘d taken a moment to swish this one around in our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season.”

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It snowed here today. Massive amounts and still falling. Perfect night for warm gingerbread and a foggy Victorian detective story.

ValerieAndBooks Yum. That looks good. Perfect weather for staying inside and reading! 12mo
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Actually reading an #arc whilst it is still an arc and not five months after it‘s been published! Charles Lenox is always good fun.

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January #recap #wrapup #januarywrapup
Nine for me.
Three nonfiction, six fiction.
Goodreads challenge: 9/52.

catiewithac Don‘t you love Dan Jones?! 12mo
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“Why do you think your values would work in a culture you don‘t understand?”

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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2021 may just be the year of the chunkster. I didn‘t set any reading goals or challenges, apart from my book a week goodreads goal, but I‘m feeling motivated to take on some of my bulkier TBRs.

Tanisha_A I bought this on my Kindle 2 years back. I hope i get to it this year. 😶 12mo
batsy @Tanisha_A I hope to get to it this year, too! 12mo
umbrellagirl @Tanisha_A It‘s a library loan so I am hoping to finish it in the three weeks. 🤞🏻 12mo
rachaich I could not get into this book. 🙄🙄 12mo
umbrellagirl @rachaich Apparently neither can I. I have put it aside and will come back to it another time. 12mo
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“I prefer cinnamon twists over scones because they‘re easier to eat while I‘m reading. That‘s my main priority when it comes to food. Other people are obsessed with calories, nutritional value, antioxidants. I look at food and wonder: Can I eat that without having to put my book down?”

Me too, Nora, me too.

Eyelit Same, tbh 😄 12mo
cathysaid 😂🤣 12mo
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@AmyG this is one of my faves! #berniememes

AmyG This is amazing! 🤣 12mo
rabbitprincess I laughed out loud like a weirdo, much to my BF‘s confusion 😂😂😂 12mo
umbrellagirl @rabbitprincess @AmyG I am so enjoying these. #berniememes on Twitter has been keeping me laughing all day. 12mo
AmyG Me, too. A nice break from the news. 12mo
Megabooks This is great!! 12mo
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The Mirror and the Light | Hilary Mantel
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Starting with the third book in the series, but I think I‘m familiar enough with this cast of characters to keep up. 😉

GinaKButler This series in on my TBR this year. 📚 12mo
umbrellagirl @GinaKButler if they are all as chunky as this one, they will keep you busy for quite a while. Enjoy 🙂 12mo
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The House of Broken Angels | Luis Alberto Urrea
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Highly recommend the tagged book. A great multigenerational Mexican-American family story. I will be looking for more from this author. #integrateyourshelf

ChasingOm This has been on my TBR for a while! 13mo
umbrellagirl @ChasingOm lots of laughs and lots of tears. 👍🏻 13mo
Emilymdxn I loved this book! So many emotions! 13mo
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The House of Broken Angels | Luis Alberto Urrea
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1. Tagged book. I‘m laughing. I‘m crying. It‘s good.
2. Last book I finished in 2020 was Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
3. Same as last year, 52. No challenges or themes, just making my way through what‘s on my wee TBR cart.
#weekendreads

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The House of Broken Angels | Luis Alberto Urrea

“Our Lord and Savior demands a sacrifice! Sacrifice your favorite television programs.”
“Chingado,” Big Angel said, looking around at his family. “There goes Ice Road Truckers.”

AlaMich I loved this book! 13mo
BarbaraBB Me too! 13mo
umbrellagirl @AlaMich @BarbaraBB I just finished it and I loved it too. 13mo
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The Book Barn | Niantic, CT (Bookstore)
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Today‘s very restrained book haul from The Book Barn. I am now looking for the remaining two in the Cazalet series to match these three.

Mccall0113 I need a barn of books near me!! 13mo
umbrellagirl @Mccall0113 it is actually several buildings, and, yes, you do!! 13mo
LeahBergen Oh, you just need book one and four now! I‘m hoping that this is the year I read this series. 🤞🏻 13mo
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Bookwormjillk I drive by there every year and I never knew there was a barn of books! 13mo
Crazeedi Some great choices! 13mo
Crazeedi I love Cazelet Chronicles 13mo
umbrellagirl @Bookwormjillk it is worth a stop. 13mo
umbrellagirl @LeahBergen I looked through the whole store for the other two and no joy. I found the matching editions on book depository though. I am determined to read them all this year now. 13mo
umbrellagirl @Crazeedi I didn‘t plan any big goals or challenges this year but now I plan to finish the series. 13mo
Cathythoughts I‘ve read the first Cazalet book. Must get on to the 2d .... first was really good 13mo
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Happy new year and happy Hogmanay to any Scottish Littens out there! May your 2021 be free from interruptions.

Bookwormjillk 😂😂😂 13mo
readordierachel Lol! 13mo
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The St Mary‘s short story, becoming a bit of a Christmas tradition for me.

I hope all of you are tucked up with a good book today. Merry Christmas!

Crazeedi Merry Christmas!🎁🎄🌠☃️❄💗 13mo
umbrellagirl @Crazeedi and to you! 🎅🏻 13mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas 🎄 13mo
umbrellagirl @CarolynM hope you had a nice holiday 💙 13mo
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It took less than two minutes to get to my place and I spent the entire car ride wondering whether my outfit looked good enough for my ghost to float around in for an eternity.

tpixie 😊😊😊😊 13mo
LeahBergen I can honestly say that at this point mine would NOT. 😆 13mo
umbrellagirl @LeahBergen Same for me today. Most days, lately. 13mo
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And you would not believe how many pajama pants you can get away with wearing to nice places if you just slap a sharply cut blazer on top of them.

robinb 😂😂😂👍 13mo
tpixie 😊😊😊😊 13mo
wanderinglynn Too true! 😆😆😆 13mo
umbrellagirl @robinb @tpixie @wanderinglynn I will definitely try this 🤣 13mo
tpixie @umbrellagirl 🤪🤣😂 13mo
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Probably going to be up all night reading and laughing.

wanderinglynn So funny! Love her books. 13mo
umbrellagirl @wanderinglynn she is great! 13mo
CuriousG Listened to this one with her narrating - fantastic! 13mo
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Antique Maps | Carl Moreland
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Thanks to the kind friend who included antique map magnetic bookmarks with her Christmas card! #bookishfriendsarethebestfriends

LeahBergen Those are lovely! 13mo
umbrellagirl @LeahBergen Thank you! I think so too. 13mo
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Just one more day of work and then I plan to install myself here for the rest of the year.

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918 | Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Forgot to sign up for the swap, so I bought myself a #jolabokaflod gift. At 700+ pages, that should keep me out of trouble for a bit!

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I have seen this little train at Jai Vilas!

...for delivering after-dinner drinks and sweets: Then he pressed a button—and the train started. It is a lovely silver train, every detail perfect, run by electricity and has seven trucks—Brandy—Port—cigars—cigarettes—sweets—nuts—and chocolates. If you lift the glass lining to the truck or a decanter the train stops automatically. It is the nicest toy—and perfect for a State Banquet!

LeahBergen I need one in my house. 😆 13mo
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Hot spicy food was condemned as overly stimulating and likely to arouse dangerous passions and lusts.

Chrissyreadit Pass the hot sauce please😆 13mo
umbrellagirl @Chrissyreadit 🤣🤣🤣 13mo
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TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 14mo
umbrellagirl @TrishB Glad to hear it. I think I will too. 🤞🏻 14mo
LeslieO Stacking! This sounds like my kind of book! 14mo
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Powell's Books | Portland, Oregon (Bookstore)
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#bookhaul from Powell‘s! B2G1 on used books and an umbrella tote for obvious reasons.

LeahBergen Great tote! 1y
umbrellagirl @LeahBergen I had to have it! 1y
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Pogue I miss Powell‘s. 1y
umbrellagirl @Pogue They ship! I know it isn‘t the same as being there, but still good. 1y
Pogue @umbrellagirl I know I have an order coming any day now. But it is not the same. 1y
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Stories from Suffragette City | Fiona Davis, MJ Rose
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Thanks to goodreads for this timely giveaway!

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Tidelands | Philippa Gregory
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Great weekend with #dar friends attending our virtual state meeting. So nice to socialize and feel normal for a bit.

Centique Whoa that‘s a beautiful setting! 1y
BookwormM Gorgeous 1y
LeahBergen Wow, that‘s stunning. 1y
Cathythoughts Beautiful 1y
umbrellagirl @Centique @BookwormM @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Thank you. It was a much needed respite from all of the chaos. 1y
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The White Ship | Charles Spencer
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Wondering what‘s the best way to report an error in a book. This image, intended to be the coronation of Henry I, is actually the coronation of Edward the Confessor.

Texreader Oh wow. Interesting question! 1y
umbrellagirl @Texreader You can it says Eadwardi above his head and the text below mentions his predecessor, Hardecnutuf. 1y
katy4peas Oh no! Can you contact the publisher? 1y
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umbrellagirl @katy4peas That‘s what I‘ve done. I thought it was better than contacting the author directly. I‘m enjoying the book otherwise. 1y
umbrellagirl @katy4peas and I was able to verify the correct info online before I did that. 1y
ValerieAndBooks Bummer! Funnily I‘m descended from Henry 1. An error like that should have been caught by editors. Good thing you contacted the publisher! 1y
umbrellagirl @ValerieAndBooks that‘s cool! From which child do you descend? The publisher has not responded, but at least I tried. 1y
ValerieAndBooks @umbrellagirl From his daughter Matilda, who was the mother of Henry II. The publisher is probably mortified about this error! 1y
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Powell's Books | Portland, Oregon (Bookstore)
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Buy two get one free on used books at Powell‘s with TIMETOVOTE code. Website only, not valid in the store.

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The White Ship | Charles Spencer
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Him: what do you want for our anniversary?
Me: just buy me a book.

SheReadsAndWrites ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
LeahBergen Perfect! 👌🏼 1y
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The Path to Somerset | Janet Wertman
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Another lazy day on the sofa with a book and tea.

LeslieO My favorite kind of day! 1y
umbrellagirl @LeslieO it was very much needed! 1y
ValerieAndBooks Are these historical fiction or actual fiction? 1y
umbrellagirl @ValerieAndBooks historical fiction, first person narrative. This one is mostly Edward Seymour. 1y
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Jane the Quene | Janet Wertman
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Spent most of today with this one. Of course you already know the ending but still a good read.

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A Shroud of Leaves | Rebecca Alexander
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When your library reopens after lockdown and all of your holds come in at once.

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Few stork-revering peoples have gone quite as far as the Maghribis: according to Ali Bey, the endowments of the Fez lunatic asylum were regularly diverted to pay for the nursing of sick storks, which were believed to be temporarily transmogrified humans.

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September | Rosamunde Pilcher
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Not a lot of reading this month. Still feeling in a bit of a slump I suppose. Just four for September.

On a positive note, I‘m enjoying the virtual Wigtown Book Festival and have several new TBRs as a result.