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Gillyreads
The Star of Kazan | Eva Ibbotson
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2 books done. Husband is making me go out for coffee but I‘m taking book three ☺️ #24in48 @24in48

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Gillyreads
The Star of Kazan | Eva Ibbotson
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Off I go. It‘s 7am here in Sydney 📚#24in48 @24in48

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Purrfectpages
Jewels: A Secret History | Victoria Finlay
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julesG Truth! 9mo
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xicanti
The Star of Kazan | Eva Ibbotson
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This is vintage Ibbotson, y'all. Everyone runs around forming found families, nurturing bonds with animals, and staging DARING RESCUES (my fave!). It's delightful! Except when it's horrifying! I cried because I was terrified for the characters, and I cried because I was so damned happy for them! I binge-listened to the audio to cram the story into my brain all the faster, and I'm proud to add the paperback to my permanent collection. 4.5 stars.

xicanti Also, the abused spaniel DOES end up with an awesome life. I ain't even concerned about spoiler-tagging that because I know y'all need this information in order to make an informed decision as to whether you want to read this. Which you DO, friends. You DO. #caseyplusbooks 10mo
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xicanti
The Star of Kazan | Eva Ibbotson
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Brownies in the sunshine.

I need this glaze to set so I can eat one. #audiobaking

TheKidUpstairs 😍😍😍 10mo
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xicanti
The Star of Kazan | Eva Ibbotson
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I desperately needed an excuse to listen to THE STAR OF KAZAN, so I made my favourite coffee brownies from BROWN SUGAR by Joyce White. I had to substitute strong-brewed regular coffee because the instant I usually use went mouldy (a shock and a surprise), and they came out a different colour. Huh. Hopefully they still taste good. I'll find out once they've cooled enough to glaze and cut. #audiobaking

AlaMich Um, how could they POSSIBLY taste bad?! They are brownies!! 😉 10mo
xicanti @AlaMich they might just taste bad in comparison with their usual glory. 😉 10mo
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xicanti
The Star of Kazan | Eva Ibbotson
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One thing I love about Eva Ibbotson's books is how she was obviously a huge dog person. So far in THE STAR OF KAZAN I've met a schnauzer and a spaniel, which is a fun coincidence since my own little spaniel and I currently have a schnauzer staying with us! Hector, the book's spaniel, has gone through some awful stuff so far, but I trust Ibbotson to give him an awesome life with the main characters.

BookNAround Look at those sweet fur faces! 10mo
xicanti @BookNAround I'm so glad they've become friends! 10mo
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xicanti
The Star of Kazan | Eva Ibbotson
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Sandwich makers shaped like Hello Kitty's head are just BETTER than other sandwich makers, y'know?

I brought this one out so I could make a turkey melt with raclette cheese, mayo, mustard, and kohlrabi greens. It was delicious, and I had a marvellous time listening to the first few chapters of THE STAR OF KAZAN while I cooked and ate it. #audiocooking

saresmoore That sounds delicious! I love raclette and kohlrabi. 🤤 10mo
xicanti @saresmoore I need to get some more turkey so I can have it again! 10mo
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Lea
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I really liked part 1 the best - it talked about the history of gems and their values - and how/why they got that way. Part 2 and 3 are more history of the world related to gems - emeralds, pearls, etc. It was also interesting but less so for me. #readwomen #audiobook

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REPollock
Tiaras: Past and Present | Geoffrey Munn
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My millinery students made tiaras and crowns inspired by real ones found in this book!

saresmoore Wow, neat! 13mo
batsy Cool! Love the top right one in particular. 13mo
REPollock @batsy that one is for a ballerina, and she‘s going to make the bodice/tutu to go with it! 13mo
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