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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain
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CindyRene
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Mehso-so

Playing catch up again on my #BOOKED2019 posts...
Public Domain = The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (finished tonight 🤸🎉)
POC MC paranormal = Kindred (finished earlier in April)
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I read Kindred too and in April!!! It was an IRL bookclub choice. 4w
CindyRene @Cinfhen Kindred has been one of my favorites so far this year. Just wow 😁. 4w
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VioletMoonBooks
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Blueberry
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OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 5mo
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Davor

“Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it”

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cherinium
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Mark Twain: people either love him or hate him. I'm not sure where I stand, but I bought this lovely leather bound edition containing 5 novels while visiting one of the museums in Hannibal, MO last year. I believe I posted a pic of the cover then, but as I prepare to start reading, I wanted to share the beautiful sketch found on the inside of the cover. #readtheclassics #marktwain #tomsawyer #riverlife #mississippiriver

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Nute
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Pickpick

Did I really just enjoy this book? Am I surprised? I guess that I am, because I am reluctant to say it out loud. There are all of the detestable elements as tell signs of the era - racism, sexism, exploitation, disenfranchisement & Tom is a little ‘too much‘ all-American boy - pretentious, full of himself & an outright liar (ok, maybe just a fibber) & everyone around him is too gullible & there is a ‘syrupiness‘ dripping from many pages, BUT, 👇🏽

Nute oh my, it was a witty, colorful, descriptive slice of life.
I read as that and nothing more. Mark Twain deserves his accolades for his gift of storytelling. And one day I will follow-up with Huckleberry Finn‘s story.
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Shamzi
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I lend a book today, and she knows how I feel about lending books!!!😜😜😜

This is very relatable!!!

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Bookwomble
Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain
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My Bank Holiday Monday 😁🎨

Louise Now if you could just find a gullible neighbor to fool into painting that for you. . . 7mo
Bookwomble @Louise I was thinking that myself! 🤣 7mo
CarolynM 😂 7mo
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Christinak
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“...and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life. There was a song in every heart; and if the heart was young the music issued at the lips. There was cheer in every face and a spring in every step. The locust-trees were in bloom and the fragrance of the blossoms filled the air.”

#SchoolsOut
#MarchIntoThe70s

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JaySigler
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Pickpick

I enjoyed my nostalgic trip down memory lane! It must have been ~25 years since I've read this through.

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Nute
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📖 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

🎥 At the movies right now about to see 🎞Us🎞

☕️ Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream

#weekendreads

Nute We committed to a double feature night. Followed 🎞Us🎞 with 🎞Captain Marvel🎞. Both movies were very good! 8mo
Chelleo Loved Captain Marvel. I actually want to go back and see it again while it‘s still at the theater. I may catch us on cable at some point. Not really my favorite genre. 7mo
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Nute
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I‘m not sure if I am excited about this, but it feels like it is supposed to be read. I should be able to say ‘Oh yeah, I did the Tom Sawyer-and-Huck Finn thing in childhood.‘ Truth be told, some parts of this story rings a clear bell, but I don‘t know why. Did I read it awhile back or am I remembering some film adaptation?🤔
Anyway, I‘m reading it now and liking it so far. Mark Twain‘s writing is very descriptive and surprisingly humorous.

MelissaSue81 Confession.. I definitely never read these in childhood, nor did I watch any adaptations. I haven‘t a clue what they are about. 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve never read Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn either 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
Erinreadsthebooks I've read Huck Finn but not Tom Sawyer. Tom's quite a turd at the end of Huck Finn. Not sure I want to read his story. 8mo
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LaraReads Love that cover! I‘ve read both, many years ago. But definitely more of a Huck Finn fan. 8mo
BooknerdsLife Read both along long time ago and I think I need a reread them as an adult one of these days too 😆 8mo
Cedricsmom Whenever you get to it is the right time. 7mo
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Emilymdxn
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Panpan

Kind of as expected, this was... a book I finished. I read it because I wanted to understand a classic other people had read that I hadn‘t and it wasn‘t very me. I don‘t want to be judgmental about a book people love but reading it as an adult just didn‘t do it for me.

Nick Offerman is great, Twain‘s writing style is great, but holy racism and sexism batman. I also pretty much just thought Tom was an awful person.

Aunt Polly Deserved Better

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I did not enjoy Tom very much, but I liked Huck a bit more. But yes, both are definitely a product of their time. 9mo
Emilymdxn @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read huck Finn when I was much younger and didn‘t notice much racism etc. which was probably the best way to appreciate it 9mo
wanderinglynn I didn‘t care for it either. And not just because of the racism (of course, the book is very representative of the time). But even more basic, I simply didn‘t care for Twain‘s writing style. 9mo
Emilymdxn @wanderinglynn I loved the style as it was read by Nick Offerman because it suited his voice incredibly well, but I might not have liked it if I‘d read the book without a narrator 9mo
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Emilymdxn
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Making a start on this for #24b4monday - one of those ‘books everyone is meant to read‘ that I assumed I‘d get to at one point in my life then I saw it on sale and thought huh, guess that time is now. I doubt I‘ll adore it but I love Nick Offerman and I‘ll be ticking off a Great American Novel

Andrew65 Good luck 👍😊 9mo
Lea That cover art is awesome 9mo
readinginthedark Curious to see what you think! I was required to read this in school because the setting was inspired by a town near home, but I enjoyed it. Mark Twain had a difficult life. 9mo
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Heideschrampf
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Mehso-so

This certainly hasn‘t aged well... unlike other kids classics like Anne or Pippi the notes of racism and sexism kind of overpower the childlike sense wonder. Luckily Nick Offermans narration compensates with a lot of underlying sarcasm. That man just knows his craft. The perfect choice for the #audiobook

Kimberlone Huckleberry Finn is a much better and more mature book. And calls Tom out on his behavior 9mo
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Oryx
Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain
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My current listen - Ron Swanson reads Tom Sawyer! It's kind of amazing and perfect. Really enjoying the Audible version narrated by Nick Offerman. He has a great voice for it.

Heideschrampf Aaaaah! Still on my wishlist. Now i know what to spending my next credit on! 10mo
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jessinikkip
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@TheReadingMermaid

I just couldnt get into and enjoy Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn. My english teacher was ashamed of me for not liking such a "wonderfully special book".

TheReadingMermaid OMG I also could not get into Huckleberry Finn when I was a little girl trying to read it in school. I felt like it was more geared towards the boys and I felt like the book just did not speak to me. unfortunately for that reason I felt that the characters were unrelatable to me. But I was so young. Maybe I should give it another try as an adult 🤔 10mo
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DrawingSustenance
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UwannaPublishme 😁 Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
RadicalReader @JulietBooks I hope you have a wonderful time here on Litsy there are so many marvelous books to add to be a to be read pile that would make Jack and Beanstalk envious lol and many Bookish friends to meet and befriend too 10mo
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DrawingSustenance
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Louise Love that last line! 😂 10mo
Maria514626 Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
jillrhudy 😂 10mo
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Caroline-BitsaboutBooks
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Pickpick

Although I felt this one drug in a few spots, I can definitely see how this rapscallion of a little boy with his hijinks and schemes was endearing to a generation and still gives a great view into not only childhood shenanigans, but American life at that point in history. Definitely worth a read, and I am looking forward to reading Huckleberry Finn whose character I was more drawn to.

CogsOfEncouragement I am listening to Mark Twains‘s autobiography right now 😃 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CogsOfEncouragement I‘ll probably get to that eventually...I already started Huck Finn today. 11mo
ElishaLovesBooks I‘ve been listening to Twain‘s Feast on Audible and it is so interesting! I‘m learning a lot! 11mo
Martyn_J_Pass Love Twain. A writer ahead of his time in wit and social commentary. 11mo
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Shamzi
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Pickpick

And it's a wrap on the final book of this year's reading challenge. This is a funny book with some really silly situation and some scary ones as well. It's adventurous and mischievous, everything that one associates with childhood. This was a good book to finish the challenge with. If you haven't read it, go read it and if you have, read it sgain!!!

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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😳😂🤣😂🤣😂

“Let us draw the curtain of charity over the rest of the scene”🤣

I‘ve been making an effort the last year or so to read these “childhood classics” that I never read as a child. This may not be my favorite, but Twain sure does have a way with the language!

GingerAntics There are things that really annoy me about Twain, but I do love little tidbits like these. 11mo
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Shamzi
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Jumping on Goodreads year in books bandwagon, it's not a number but I am glad I got to finish my reading chalenge, just one more to go for 40 books this year!!! I'll later post post the best books I've read this year and would like everyone's suggestions for next year!!!

PS: The snail represents how slow of a reader I am!!

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Shamzi

I have only read a few chapters of this book and I found it really funny, Tom Sawyer seems notorious and sprinkled between notoriety of Tom Sawyer are words of wisdom.

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Shamzi
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This is my first Mark Twain novel!!! hopefully this is only the first one I read of Mark Twain and not the only one!!!

Okays, reading mode ON!! LOL!!!

PS: This is the last book of my reading challenge for the year, woohoo!!!

RaimeyGallant Congratulations! I'm not there yet. 11mo
Shamzi @RaimeyGallant thank you and it is more important to have fun and enjoy what you are reading!!! 11mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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sixela22
Mehso-so

Had to read this for school. Not something I would have chosen to read on my own, but it was okay I guess.

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VioletMoonBooks
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Some day it may seem worth while to take up the story of the younger ones again and see what sort of men and women they turned out to be; therefore it will be wisest not to reveal any of that part of their lives at present. #TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer #MarkTwain #lastline #closingline #book #books #booksoflitsy #bookobsessed #bookobsession #bookoholic #bookoholics #prisma #bookperson #bookpeople #photo #Classics #Fiction #Adventure #YoungAdult ❣️❣️

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Michellesibs
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Pickpick

I loved this! Meet Tom and his friends including Huckleberry Finn (I now can't wait to read the Huckleberry book) and join them on their adventures. I admit this is a mind at early teenagers but I adored it. It's very easy to read as a classic and there's quite a lot of humour in there, although I'm not 100% sure it was writtern with that intent as many words have changed their meanings with time. Recommended!

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MommyOfTwo
Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain
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I‘m using the book I tagged to get Tom Lawyer
Share your ruined book in the comments.

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MaleficentBookDragon @TK-421 especially for those who are lactose intolerant. 12mo
Aseleener The Stank 12mo
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EadieB
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Christinak
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“Mary gave him a bran-new "Barlow" knife worth twelve and a half cents; and the convulsion of delight that swept his system shook him to his foundations.”

I am enjoying this. The writing is so descriptive and I forgot how witty Mark Twain‘s writing is!

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Christinak
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Summer is not over yet! Squeezing this in with a cool glass of lemonade.
#PBSGreatAmericanRead

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wanderinglynn
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Panpan

I‘ve never been a fan of Mark Twain, and this book did not change that opinion.

My full review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2532481709

#GARbingo 13/25

Texreader He was a misogynist twit. Sorry to his fans out there but I did more research on him than I cared to in law school and he felt strongly that women needed taking care of. We are incapable of running our own lives to hear him tell Congress... ugh. 14mo
wanderinglynn @Texreader And that‘s another reason not to like him. 14mo
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crazyspine
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Excited to watch episode 2 rerun

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wanderinglynn
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Rainy Tuesday morning waiting for the shuttle bus & trying to get back on track with #GARbingo.

Aimeesue The red grease pencil makes me think that book came from my favorite thrift shop. 😄 (edited) 1y
wanderinglynn @Aimeesue Could be. I got it from PaperbackSwap.com so who knows where it originally came from. 😉 1y
Sarah83 Loved that one 💖 1y
CrowCAH Surprisingly haven‘t read this classic yet. 14mo
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Stphnthescriv
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Pickpick

A work of art. Written for children, loved by adults. A great read.

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Avidreader25
Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain
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When in Connecticut you can‘t miss the Mark Twain house! Such an incredible place and their tours are wonderful!

4thhouseontheleft I love their tour! It‘s an awesome house. 1y
Wellreadhead Sweet! 1y
CouronneDhiver Wow - very nice! 1y
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LeahBergen I‘d love to visit! 1y
Avidreader25 @4thhouseontheleft It was gorgeous! 1y
Avidreader25 @LeahBergen It has been on my wish list for awhile. 1y
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Sarah83
Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain
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Finished my next #litsyclassics . Even if it's a children's book, I really loved this one. I am not a big Twain fan, because I don't understand most of his books, so it was a delight to read this cute story. I bought a children's edition years before and looks at the sweet drawings. 😍 They fit perfectly. 😍

I liked the book because it's a bit adventure, a bit comedy, a bit romance and lots of fun. 😊

jillrhudy When Becky comes to church and “our hero fell without firing a shot.” 😂 1y
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Sarah83
Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain
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Trying to finish this #litsyclassics this afternoon. Bought the new Haribo edition yesterday. ? It's called "magic world" and the three pieces are 'the talking hat', a spider and Cheshire cat. ?☺️?

Linear Is that essentially a bucket of gummys ?! 1y
Sarah83 @Linear yes it is 😉 1y
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Sarah83
Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain
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Sarah83
Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain
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Heading to the next #litsyclassics 😍

LitandLeisure Love that bookmark! 1y
Sarah83 @LitandLeisure yes it is really beautiful. One of my favourite paintings. It was a gift from @cobwebmoth 😍 1y
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erista
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Spending the afternoon with Jasper, Frankie, and Tom Sawyer.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 1y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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Thank you so much @Sarah83 for this lovely and thoughtful package. I absolutely loved taking part in your classics challenge even if uni got in the way of most of it. I‘ve never read any Twain so this is a wonderful choice of book. Thank you so much 😊 #classics #litsylovesclassics #litsyclassics

Sarah83 Glad you like it 😊💖 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Sarah83 I really do. Just what I needed today xx 1y
Sarah83 Sounds great 💖 1y
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BookBabe
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SO GREAT! Perfectly captured the feeling of childhood, innocence, & simpler times. Delightful & refreshing—the perfect summer read! Witty, clever, humorous, made me laugh out loud. The writing is fab, story is lighthearted & fun.

If you can listen on Audible (I immersion-read it simultaneously on Audible&Kindle), I encourage you to do so—the narrator is brilliant & really brought extra life & dimension to the characters & their personalities!🙌🏻

LauraJ It‘s hard to go wrong with anything narrated by “Ron Swanson”! 1y
Kimberlone I would love to hear him narrate 1y
mrsh62010 I love Nick Offerman!! 1y
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ajshrk90
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Reading Tom Sawyer, and the early chapters so far make me think of summers as a kid — particularly at the place I‘m at now where Tom is painting his Aunt Polly‘s fence. I remember helping my mother during summer vacation to paint our fence at the house I spent my early childhood! #GARBingo #happysunday

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ajshrk90
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1. Purple
2. Re:Mind on Netflix!
3. Not tagged but I google certain people and events throughout the Outlander series!
4. Cheese, pickles, ketchup, tomatoes, and jalapeños!
5. Museums in the city!

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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BookBabe
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#BookNDinner! Revisiting this classic, just in time for the unofficial start of summer! I‘m immersion-reading it, and the audio narrator is exquisite! And what an incredibly delicious dinner: Pan-seared lemon-herb salmon with Greek feta rice. Paired with a sparkling mineral water. Yummmmmm!!! 😋 This has been another production of #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats!

britt_brooke I reread this recently. 💚 1y
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