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TheAromaofBooks
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I was surprised at how entertaining and readable this classic ended up being. Verne's heroes are always strong, silent, scientific men, and Fogg is no exception. We never really find out why he takes on his bet, but he calmly deals with every delay that appears. My favorite part is when his servant rescues the girl, but the girl views Fogg as the hero and falls in love! 😆 Published in 1872, so there is definitely a sense of inherent white ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) supremacy as they pass through areas like India and Japan, but this was the height of colonialism, so in a weird way it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be?? All in all, Verne weaves a fun and entertaining tale that I definitely recommend.

One book down for #24B4Monday!! Haven't been tracking my hours this time around, but hoping to finish two more books by the end of the weekend. @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72
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TheAromaofBooks Challenges: #Jennyis30 - Victorian @jenniferw88 || #LitsyAtoZ - V @bookishmarginalia || #WinterBookBingo - Book 100+ years old @honeybeegirl || #TurningPagesBingo and #ReadingBingo - Number in the title || #BookSpin - January's pick!! (edited) 3h
ljuliel I really like Jules Verne. I remember liking his books as a kid too. He was a very good storyteller. Look 👀 at you, whipping through those challenges. Good job 👍🏼 3h
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TheAromaofBooks @ljuliel - my dad is an engineer, and he loves Jules Verne so much. I grew up reading his books, but haven't revisited them in a long time. Hoping to read 20,000 Leagues and The Mysterious Island this year, too! 3h
ljuliel It‘s nice to revisit sone of those books you lived growing up.. brings back good memories. 3h
jb72 Great start! I have two of his books but haven‘t read them yet. 2h
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jenniferw88
A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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Eggs ❤️📚👏🏻❤️ 3h
Cinfhen Hi Jenny!!! Hope you‘re feeling well 😁 1h
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Librarybelle
Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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I know this received mixed reviews from my fellow #BelowZer00s , but I like this one. In my second reading of this - 1st time was a few years ago - I really picked up on the study of grief and the effects of trauma. REM‘s Everybody Hurts went through my mind as Atkinson unveiled layer upon layer of each story. Jackson Brodie is such a flawed character, yet I‘d want him to be on my side. The mystery wasn‘t fully there, but it still a good read. ⬇️

Librarybelle I‘m a little late to the the party, but thanks to @Cinfhen and @BarbaraBB for hosting! 12h
Librarybelle I‘m using this for my Letter C for #LitsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia 12h
mcctrish I love Jackson Brodie 12h
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Cinfhen Great review and wonderful song choice 🎶you can check out the discussion threads/ they appear on @BarbaraBB page ❤️ 10h
BarbaraBB Fab review! I must say I liked the book a lot more after our discussion! 9h
Librarybelle @mcctrish ❤️❤️❤️ 5h
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SquidgetsRoom
The Unspoken | Heather Graham
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Finally jumping into #24B4Monday a little late. Also working on #LitsyAtoZ challenge! 📚🎶🍷

jb72 Good luck! 🍀 13h
SquidgetsRoom Thanks! I hope I tagged all the right Littens lol! I couldn‘t remember 🤪😬 13h
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9h
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 9h
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AmyK1
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I‘m not sure what I expected but I was surprised by this book. It never felt like much was happening but everything happened. I laughed, I cried, I enjoyed every minute of it. 5⭐️

The letter G for #litsyAtoZ

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throwmeabook
Domestic Violets | Matthew Norman
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I absolutely love everything this man writes! Although a slightly unrealistic and silly family drama, in 'Domestic Violets' Matthew Norman has created a wonderfully complex family of quirky, imperfect, flawed and totally lovable characters. His writing is fluid and funny, amazingly relatable and the story of the Violet family is uplifting and heartwarming. An absolute must read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2020 #covercrush #LitsyAtoZ #abecedarianTBR #D

Cinfhen Great review to go with the great cover 🥰thanks for sharing❣️❣️❣️ 10h
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SquidgetsRoom
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Running a bit behind on putting this up, but I‘ve barely stopped in the last 2 days. I finally got my library room all set up properly. Here‘s the planned books for #24B4Monday #readathon I am usually a mood reader, so here‘s hoping I can try & stay on track lol! Maybe I can get some reading done for #LitsyAtoZ as well!!

jb72 So glad you can join us. And wow! A library room! It sounds lovely. 1d
SquidgetsRoom 😁📚🎶😻 1d
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, a good stack. (edited) 19h
CoverToCoverGirl Can you imagine how high your stack would be if you had a physical copy of every book on that reader?! 😱🤯😂 16h
SquidgetsRoom Lmfao! I think my landlords would not be happy (we rent a unit in one of my parents rental properties). I think the floor would need reinforcements & Dad already thinks I have way too many books as it is. I can‘t even fathom what he would say to 3000+ more 🤪🤯🤬😬🤣📚🎶 (edited) 16h
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CoffeeNBooks
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I absolutely enjoyed reading this book! There was so much description about the characters and setting, you felt like you were right there in Brooklyn with Francie and her family.
#ATreeGrowsInBrooklynBuddyRead
#ReadingThroughTheYears192021 #1943
#LitsyAtoZ #T @BookishMarginalia

Cortg One of my faves! My daughter helped me name my new aloe plant Francie. She felt it needed a literary name and asked me to name some of my favorite books. 2d
janeycanuck I loved it, too. So happy you did a buddy read for this! I think I‘ll miss the last discussion, though 🙁 2d
mrp27 I'm not quite finished but I'm pretty sure it's going to be a 5 star read and an all time favorite. 2d
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Texreader
Single Thread | Tracy Chevalier
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Many elements of this book are worth mentioning: at its heart it‘s about the plight of “surplus women” due to the dearth of available men after WWI. These “spinsters” face loneliness, expectations they are just caretakers for others without their own ambitions, lack friendships and relationships, and worst of all, the fear women have of feeling stalked and threatened by men who think they can “have” you just because you‘re a woman. ⬇️

Texreader There are beautiful descriptions of learning embroidery and ringing church bells and making new and diverse friends, and learning to deal with all of the above issues. Excellent descriptions of what it‘s like just to be a woman, many true even now. This could have been a very slow, tedious read but I liked the audio version, which was very well done. #readingeurope2020 #england #litsyatoz #letters (edited) 2d
Crazeedi @Texreader I'm going to check out this one! Maybe audio as you say 2d
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TheAromaofBooks
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This book was an odd mixture of super practical and wildly impractical tips. Still, overall lots of good ideas for creating intimate, welcoming outdoor spaces. For a book I picked up for a quarter, I can't complain too much!!

#LitsyAtoZ - Letter D @BookishMarginalia || #WinterBookBingo - Book That Makes You Feel Warm @Honeybeegirl

Mynameisacolour 💚 your croton!! I wish I could keep one alive indoors! 2d
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