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Walden
Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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howtonapwell
Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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Giỗ ông ngoại mang theo walden.

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ValerieAndBooks
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This has been in my TBR forever! Random number selector picked this for my next #1001Books read.

IamIamIam I had to read this in a college class along with 2w
ValerieAndBooks @IamIamIam that‘s an interesting pairing! As I haven‘t yet read Silent Spring, am curious how the discussions went. 2w
IamIamIam @ValerieAndBooks To be totally honest, I was probably hung over and not listening because I don't remember much of that class!!! LOL... I was trying to remember what class it was, too. Environmental literature? I wonder what else it could have been. 2w
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IamIamIam I checked my old transcript and I feel like it was a class called Evolving Earth, which makes a lot of sense. I do recall it being a huge lecture class, though, so I probably didn't participate too much. 2w
AudreyMorris How did you set up your random number selector? I‘ve thought about doing that but haven‘t figured out an easy way. Because I want easy since the books probably won‘t be! 2w
ValerieAndBooks @IamIamIam the class size does make a difference, doesn‘t it? Even so I don‘t remember much about what was discussed in college (such a long time ago for me!), so don‘t feel bad 😊. Maybe if you re-read both books it‘ll all come back to you 😀! 2w
ValerieAndBooks @AudreyMorris I have the 1001 Books app, but if you don‘t, go from whatever type of list you have. I mark books I own but still TBR within the app. I use this link to help me pick; for Walden I got the number 5 and it‘s 5th in chronological order of the TBR. I hope I made sense 😊. https://www.random.org 2w
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Scochrane26
Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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I didn‘t go walking yesterday and knew I would regret it because it‘s supposed to rain all this week. Today, I was determined to finish Walden, fell asleep after about 2 pages, & it was storming when I woke up. Missed my chance to walk for #BFC. I did finish this book- it‘s a classic & has some valuable things to say, was prob more radical at the time. I will stick w/ Wendell Berry though, he says a lot of the same in a more concise & poetic way.

Scochrane26 I have meant to read this for yrs but mainly read it because Wendell Berry refers to it often in his books. Obv an influence on him. 1mo
Bookwormjillk Bummer you missed your walk. 1mo
Scochrane26 @Bookwormjillk I‘ll try to go tomorrow. I think after tonight it‘s supposed to be scattered showers all week. I prob won‘t get to go hiking though. 1mo
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Scochrane26
Walden by Henry David Thoreau | Henry David Thoreau

In an essay by EB White at the end of Walden-“Walden is an oddity in American letters. It may very well be the oddest of our distinguished oddities. For many, it is a great deal too odd, and for many it is a particular bore.” He goes on to say that many respect it but don‘t like it much.
And that sums up most of my thoughts about the book. It has some interesting insights, & I see the influence on some of my fave authors.

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MichaelK
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Reading an old copy of Walden up in mountains 🏔 with some ☕️

monalyisha IDEAL. 1mo
MichaelK @monalyisha 👏👏👏 1mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#30JuneBooks #prettybooks Franklin Library reprints Classic and favorite books in beautiful leather bindings,silk endpapers,gilt page edges ,ribbon bound in bookmark. Some people subscribed,I only pick them up when they are cheap at Library and rummage sales.The one face out is Easton Press ,Walden , the tagged book.Bet @LeahBergen has some.😉

Lcsmcat That‘s how I get mine too! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Lcsmcat 👏I am always happy to find them. 1mo
tpixie ♥️📚♥️ 1mo
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LeahBergen I have so many of them and I‘ve never subscribed either. 😆😆 1mo
laytonwoman3rd Love the bindings, but I would steal that bookend first! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @laytonwoman3rd well ,I admit it‘s really not a bookend .Frankoma Puma I was lucky to find in a thrift. 1mo
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JessicaG
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“A written word...is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not be read but actually breathed from all human lips;-not represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself.”

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CoffeeNBooks
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SilversReviews LOVED The BookShop on the Corner. 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @SilversReviews I did, too! It was a great book! 1mo
Recommended4Reading Thanks @silversreviews and @coffeenbooks...adding The Bookshop on the Corner to my TBR! 1mo
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GatheringBooks
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sprainedbrain
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Mehso-so

My high school AP English teacher wasn‘t a fan of Thoreau—we sort of discussed CliffsNotes and the major themes, and moved on. I‘m glad I finally read it, but it was sort of a chore.

I enjoyed the nature: the lake in the seasons, the wildlife and plants, perhaps because I grew up living simply in the country. There were some philosophical gems, but mainly I found Thoreau to be way too overly wordy and holier-than-thou. 🤷🏻‍♀️

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#1001books

BoleyBooks I have this one on my shelf. It calls to me now and then when I go to grab a newer book. I must get this one off the list soon. You never know where you will find a magical sentence that changes or inspires you. (edited) 2mo
jenniferlgadd My copy is so highlighted, there's, like, very little not highlighted. Didn't think that through, really. 2mo
sprainedbrain @jenniferlgadd haha! There are a lot of gems in there. 2mo
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MStew
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" I went to the woods because i wished to live deliberately...and not, when i came to die, discover i had not lived."

This book is going to be a eye opener and its a way of life i would love to live by. I feel like we all get lost in the everyday hustle bustle that we forget to truly open our eyes and senses and hearts and live.

There is so much beautiful life around us especially just being in ones self and nature . ??

batsy Love this picture! 2mo
MStew @batsy 🌻🤗thank you🌻 2mo
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megzlynn
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I miss the weekend. 😭😭😭

TheSpineView Me too! 2mo
Cortg It went by soooo fast! Looking forward to next weekend though! 2mo
tina_b.ooks Me too! I want to go home and read, but got 4.5 more hours to go 😪 2mo
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Erinreadsthebooks 😩Same. 2mo
alvingregorio Please take me there! Looks perfect! 2mo
RebL I miss it hard! 2mo
Gissy Three more days! 2mo
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sprainedbrain
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I‘m trying really hard to stay interested in my Serial read for this month, but I keep falling behind.

Can someone please confirm that Thoreau will eventually stop being a sanctimonious bore and blow my mind or something?

🙄😂

Caterina I ended up finding this worth the read, but I wish a good editor had cut it down to half the length or less. You get the great, the boring, and the bad all mixed together. 🙄 2mo
Kimberlone He never stops being sanctimonious but I can promise you there are gems throughout. I think reading using the @SerialReader is a great way of getting through Walden (edited) 2mo
The_Real_Nani I kind of get what he‘s saying though! Some books may not resonate until you‘re in a certain season of your life. But calling readers dull? Can we say #intellectualsnob? lol 2mo
Theaelizabet The annotated version is REALLY helpful. I‘m not sure I could have made it through, otherwise. 2mo
sprainedbrain @The_Real_Nani This comes after a thrilling passage when he states that unless we‘ve read the classics in their original languages we haven‘t read them, and the greatest poems can only be really read and understood by the greatest poets. 🙄 2mo
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Scochrane26
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No surprise that this one is hard to read, but I do want to finish it. Classics usually take me a longer time to read.

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Scochrane26
Walden | Henry David Thoreau

Going to try this one. I‘ve always meant to read it, and Wendell Berry quotes it a lot in his books.

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SharonGoforth
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Twocougs
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Pickpick

Beautiful edition by @Obviousstate 😍😍😍

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Kimberlone
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Catching up with Walden on @SerialReader and I learned a new word. Thanks Thoreau!

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Kimberlone
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Yes! Thoreau nailed this one on the head.

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Kimberlone
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Finally picked back up with my Walden reading using @SerialReader - the past couple of days have been splitting up the chapter “Reading.” There are some great nuggets in this chapter, but also a lot of statements that frustrate me. Like this one, which agree with to a certain extent, but also see through Thoreau‘s competing condescension and appreciation for the lowbrow.

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HFoster
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Started reading Walden yesterday. So, it's only fitting to visit Walden Pond (again) for our weekend excursion. #ConcordMass #Thoreau #WaldenPond

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TK421
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Slajaunie 💚💚💚 6mo
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readordierachel
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"I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude."

I don't know if I'd take it as far as Thoreau, but I definitely appreciate some time #onmyown.

#musicalnewyear
@Cinfhen @vivastory

BookBabe Great photo! 👌🏻 6mo
VinceReads I love that quote! 6mo
emtobiasz What are these plants in the background called? 6mo
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Tanisha_A Edition! 😍 6mo
readordierachel @VinceReads It's a good one! 6mo
readordierachel @emtobiasz They're called Chinese Lanterns. The dried blooms are so pretty! 6mo
readordierachel @Tanisha_A I love it, too! Found it used at a book sale. 6mo
Cinfhen This is such a gorgeous photo and beautiful quote🧡🧡🧡 6mo
Reggie Wow!! This totally hits the spot! 6mo
batsy Beautiful photo, quote, and edition 😍 6mo
Cathythoughts I love my solitude too 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great photo! 🧡 6mo
rohit-sawant Awesome picture! 6mo
vivastory Lovely picture & a relatable quote! 6mo
BiblioLitten This picture reminds me of spring AND autumn! 😍 6mo
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TK-421
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“It is never too late to give up our prejudices. No way of thinking or doing, however #ancient, can be trusted without proof. What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true to-day may turn out to be falsehood to-morrow, mere smoke of opinion, which some had trusted for a cloud that would sprinkle fertilizing rain on their fields.” #QuotsyJan19

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GypsyKat
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I don‘t know how I got this answer, for writing utensil I choose the laptop! No electricity, no WiFi? No thank you! 😂😂😂

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dianabruk/which-classic-author-is-your-soulmate

wanderinglynn That‘s funny because for writing utensil I chose fountain pen (much more compatible with no WiFi) and I did not get Thoreau! 😂 6mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer I got Anton Chekhov... 6mo
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Gezemice I picked the laptop, too... :) 6mo
Gezemice @KrystleTheBookSlayer Me too! Apparently he is the hottie of the bunch... @Owlizabeth 6mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer @Gezemice 😂 he's actually not bad looking, although I've yet to read anything by him. I guess I will have to add him to my TBR since we're soulmates 😂 6mo
Gezemice @KrystleTheBookSlayer Yep, I am thinking the same. Let‘s see if we are still soul mates after! 😉 6mo
AmyG I got Langston Hughes. We seem to be progressive and political, yet like simple things. ❤️😳 (edited) 6mo
GypsyKat @AmyG That works out then 😉 6mo
BarbaraJean I got Virginia Woolf—apparently mine is a love of the mind and I am not intimidated by brilliant but emotionally fragile women. 🤔 6mo
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TheSpineView
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#quotsydec18 @TK-421
Prompt: Measure

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JLaurenceCohen
Walden | Henry David Thoreau

Walden is a strange book. The more I read it, the more I appreciate it. The chapters are often paired dialectically, so they seem to contradict each other. Thoreau was a real weirdo, but he makes some beautiful observations about nature.

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Emilymdxn
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Mehso-so

Bits of this felt deep and meaningful, and bits felt like a hipster dude in a bar bellowing in my ear that most women he meets don‘t really understand nature. So a mixed bag 😂

jenniferheidi This review made me laugh - love it! 8mo
Bradleygirl 👏👏👏 8mo
tpixie 🎉♥️🎉 8mo
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batsy Haha! 8mo
Emilymdxn @jenniferheidi @Bradleygirl @tpixie @batsy laughing together at men who take themselves too seriously from different continents in different centuries is one of the best bits of Litsy 💖😂💖 8mo
tpixie ♥️ 8mo
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Emilymdxn
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Another American classic ive been meaning to read! Counts for #1001books too, hope it‘s good

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Addison_Reads
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#gratitude30 #nature

I'm thankful for every single day that I get to enjoy watching my puppies frolic outside. Watching them explore nature makes my heart happy. 🐶💚

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gradcat
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This is the view from just outside of the side of my house...and, well, it‘s still green for the most part. #Louisiana
I really wish the leaves would turn and it would get cold, but alas, not yet. Still, I love it when the herons come in and stand by the side of the pond—that will happen pretty soon, I think....
#Gratitude30
#Nature
@hermyknee

Freespirit Lovely view😄 8mo
Cloudia Hello from South Carolina! 8mo
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VioletCavalier
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#bookhaul! Took a weekend family trip to the top of the Michigan mitten to view the fall colors. We stopped in Petoskey and I couldn't pass the McLean & Eakin Booksellers shop without browsing around! I found another Hobbit (the "quilted Hobbit", I believe this is called!), The Heroes of Tolkien, and a copy of Thoreau's Walden. I read an excerpt of Walden in high school and it's been on my TBR list ever since. Huzzah for good finds!

CrowCAH Great finds! 📚😁 9mo
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Gina
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Just received a used book I ordered on and this was the nifty bag it came in♡♡♡

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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“I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Not quite the peaceful tranquility of Thoreau‘s Walden, but this is still a lovely respite before getting back in the car.

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TK-421
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“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board...They talked to me of the age of the wine and the fame of the #vintage; but I thought of an older, a newer, and purer wine, of a more glorious vintage, which they had not got, and could not buy." #QuotsyAug18

Texreader Thoreau is the man!!! 11mo
wanderinglynn ❤️ 11mo
Nute Right on! 11mo
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kristenm
Walden | Henry David Thoreau

To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem.

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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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#BookMail from #EastonPress ❤️ Their books are always so very beautiful and extremely well made! These will be around for centuries to come and still be in excellent condition. This is the next installment from the #OneHundredGreatestBooksEverWritten subscription. You save at least $20 or more when you subscribe, check them out 😍
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/C33/0001/GREATEST-BOOKS-EVER-WRITTEN?cm_st=2&cm...

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erzascarletbookgasm
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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” He built himself a cabin in the woods and lived in it for two years, two months, and two days. He enjoyed his solitude,though he did have contact with people occasionally during the time.
#HeatofJuly #alone
Thanks for another fun month!

Cinfhen 💚🙌🏻well done 😃 12mo
batsy Lovely quote. And I love that cover and the image 💚 12mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for playing this month! Great quote 😘 12mo
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Tonton
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This might be one of my favorite paintings in this book, right in the middle of my favorite chapter, "Brute Neighbors," in which Thoreau describes many of his fellow inhabitants of the woods around Walden Pond. My pic and that chapter title don't do either any justice. #24in48

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Fortifiedbybooks
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Shakespeare socks and Walden. Life doesn't get much better than this. #24in48

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4thhouseontheleft
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Mehso-so

I am FINALLY done with Walden! 🎉🎉🎉

It took more than 2 months to trudge through this book filled with a few gems, and a lot of rambling. I stuck with it to the end to mark it off my classics bucket list, and will probably never pick it up again.

#Booked2018 #setoutdoors #popsugar2018 #mentionedinanotherbook #MountTBR

aquariusnat I had the same feeling about this ! It took me about 5 months to get thru Walden. 13mo
Zelma After abandoning it twice, I am secure with the fact that I will never read it. 😆 congrats on conquering this one! 13mo
anwade88 I felt the same way! 12mo
4thhouseontheleft @anwade88 I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 12mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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A new tea shop opened adjacent to my daughter‘s piano studio! What a great place to hang out while she is at her weekly lessons!!

I am so close to finishing Walden, finally!

trazo Cute picture! 📷 love the bookmark 😉 13mo
britt_brooke Nice! 13mo
4thhouseontheleft @trazo Thanks!! Poor little HP, he has been stuck in this book for a few months now. 🤣 13mo
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TheAliceEvers Looks gorgeous! 😃 13mo
Emilymdxn This looks like a gorge place!! 13mo
Libby1 Hello! I have that same bookmark! My mother sent them from the States for my son but I sort of stole them. 😱😊 I was wondering if you like poetry? I‘m putting together a little something for you to thank you for sending Between the Acts. 💕 13mo
Amanda.T That looks heavenly! 💕Enjoy! 13mo
QuietlyLaura How lovely! I wish there was a tea shop in my area. 13mo
4thhouseontheleft @TheAliceEvers @Emilymdxn It was really cute! They are having a soft opening, but eventually plan on having a full afternoon tea selection. @Libby1 Aww, you don‘t have to do that! I do like some poetry. 13mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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I find it it amusing that I am reading about Thoreau‘s adventure with a loon not that long after we had our own game of hide and seek with a loon while kayaking on a nearby lake.

We had lots of fun trying to guess where the loon was going to pop up next, so as I read this section, I had a perfect mental image of this scene. 😂😂 #thoreau

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"I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude." I'm finally home by myself for a bit without the sounds of the Boyfriend playing videogames. I don't think anything is better than the sounds of peace and quiet.

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Fortifiedbybooks
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"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve."

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TheDavisGirl
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I just want to get to the murderous squirrel part

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4thhouseontheleft
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It‘s been a rainy day of drudgery, dealing with one problem after another, so I‘ve locked myself in our home office while Maya watches Wonder and hubby makes dinner. 🙌

I may or may not emerge to eat said dinner. 😂

#booksandwine #tgif

Kaye If my hubby was making dinner it‘d be pop tarts. Depends on the flavor whether I‘d come out or not. 1y
emilyhaldi Might be worth it for brown sugar cinnamon @Kaye 1y
Kaye That‘s my favorite @emilyhaldi ..only the ones without the frosting. 1y
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4thhouseontheleft @Kaye My husband is an excellent cook! We take turns. 😊 But Friday‘s are casual and easy: grilled burgers, salad and Alexa fries. 😃 @emilyhaldi brown sugar cinnamon ones are the best! 1y
Kaye I think I‘d come out for that supper. 1y
emilyhaldi Mmmmmm @4thhouseontheleft your dinner sounds amazing! And yet somehow I'm sitting here craving pop-tarts enough that I'm wondering if I might have to go to the grocery store 😂 @Kaye 1y
Cathythoughts That looks incredibly cosey 1y
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Thndrstd
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Trashcanman I love this, love lovd love it. 1y
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