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Simona
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My new companions for this sunny weekend. Happy reading Littens❣️

Leftcoastzen Love the Frida mug!👏 1d
RealLifeReading What are you eating? It looks good! 1d
Simona This is Pohorska omleta (Pohorje omelette) and is traditional dish from my region. Original recipe is with cranberry jam and whipped cream, but I like to do it with seasonal fruits. Simply and delicious 🤤 😋 https://www.slovenia.info/en/places-to-go/regions/alpine-slovenia/maribor-pohorj... 1d
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Simona @Leftcoastzen I like it to, it‘s last year birthday gift from my friend and made by local artists. She have quite a funny collection of mugs. https://polonapolona.com/ 1d
mreads Thanks for the links that artist is great "coffee is good for my eyebrows " ?? and that omelette ? 1d
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 1d
LeahBergen That mug is great! I just went and looked at the website and I want so many of them! 😆😆 23h
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TracyReadsBooks
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Incredible history that we seldom think or are taught about, the history in our own back yard—literally, parts of this site were bulldozed to build residential neighborhoods. This book discusses the history & archaeology of Cahokia, North America‘s “largest pyramidal-mound complex,” a city once home to as many as 20,000 inhabitants. Human sacrifice, monumental celestial timepieces & more make for a fascinating, if sometimes dense, read.

Emilymdxn That sounds fascinating! Really want to read this 4d
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This is true.

(I also really appreciate all the drama in this description.)

wanderinglynn I just learned about this site in a training session on Native America cultural communications course. I‘ll have to read the book! 5d
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TracyReadsBooks
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It‘s May 21st and it‘s 47 degrees!!! And that‘s basically the high for the day. The only thing to do on a morning like this is to take a few minutes for some tea and a good book.

AmyG We‘re getting a snowstorm in CO. 47 sounds lovely. 5d
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tournevis
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Yesterday's #bookmail is a lovely look at London's past through the eyes and journeys of an honest to goodness mudlark! Beautiful pictures and thoughtful prose. Only in London!

Fridameetslucy Mudlark!! I am smitten with this word and now I need yo figure out how to apply it to my drawings ! 5d
tournevis I have loved that word forever! As a historical anthropologist, it's one of the first historical English-language word linked to material history I learned. So evocative and descriptive. 5d
LeahBergen I‘ve always wanted to go mudlarking!!!! 😍😍😍 5d
tournevis @LeahBergen The closest I've ever done is clam fishing. 5d
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bookandcat
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I was having a hard time waking my brain up today, so my husband and I each read a bit while waiting for our #brunch (it was delicious!). I don't drink coffee and IHOP doesn't serve chai, so hot chocolate was a welcome substitute.

My Blind Date book from Indie Book Day is so good so far! A nonfiction chronicle of the search for a lost city in Honduras with an Indiana Jones meets Jon Krakauer vibe. Fascinating! (Though jungle snakes are scary!)

hermyknee Oooh that book sounds good and your hot chocolate looks delicious! 1w
bookandcat @hermyknee it was soooo tasty. And cheap. 🥰 Hehehe 7d
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TracyReadsBooks
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My next nonfiction read is about Cahokia, an ancient site located just outside of St. Louis in southern Illinois. This Native American city emerged about 1000 years ago and was once home to 200+ packed-earth pyramids (mounds) and as many as 20,000 residents. By 1400, only 400 years later, it was abandoned. Fascinating to read & think about all of this while wandering through downtown Chicago.

emtobiasz I spent a summer working on a dig there in college! Of course, our project was just going back over what a treasure hunter/hack archaeologist had excavated in the 60s 🙄 but it‘s fascinating how little Americans know about the site in our own backyard! 2w
suzisteffen Oooh i want to read this. Grew up about 300 miles from Cahokia, NEVER HEARD OF IT until I was in art history graduate school. 2w
Tamra It is weird that I and so many others can get thru school and never hear about it! 2w
TracyReadsBooks @emtobiasz @suzisteffen & @Tamra You are all so right! It‘s crazy that we don‘t really learn about this civilization/site in school! I visited a year ago but the visitor center was closed—can‘t wait to go back & see more. Annalee Newitz is working on a book about archaeology & four lost cities, Cahokia is one of them. Definitely interested in reading what she has to say & learning more. (edited) 2w
pdever The site and the museum there are both worth the visit! 2w
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JSW
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Found this at a library book sale - hoping for an interesting read! I‘m fascinated by Egypt and hope to see the Valley of the Kings myself someday.

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babyruth2510
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Reading partially like a history book and part like a expedition journal, The Lost City of the Monkey God was able to keep my interest throughout. I found myself looking up photos of fer-de-lances and leishmaniasis, imagining what it was like in the jungle. To celebrate finishing the book and to keep the sense of adventure going, I went paddleboarding this morning down the river.