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Kissing Tolstoy | Penny Reid
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BarbaraBB Intriguing title! 1w
Cinfhen Hmmmmm, I don‘t think I‘d want to smooch Tolstoy 1w
julesG @Cinfhen But maybe a hot as hell Russian Lit professor who looks good in leather pants on a Harley, as well as in suit and bow tie in front of a classroom. 1w
Cinfhen Yes, that sounds perfectly acceptable 💋 1w
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Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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A friend passed this on to me. He loved it! It‘s a chunkster, and still sits on my TBR. 😕#russians #wanderingjune

DebReads4fun An excellent book! One of my all time favorites! 2w
BarbaraBB Too bad it‘s such a chunkster! 2w
DivineDiana @DebReads4fun 👍🏻It‘s time for a chunkster! 2w
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“What might save us, me and you
Is if the #Russians love their children too”

I really grew up scared to be in the middle of a war between the super powers. Sting‘s lyrics felt so true to me. Of course the Cold War became the subject of many spy novels too. I had to read this one for the list of #1001books and it was, unexpectedly, very good!

Cinfhen I‘m pretty sure I saw the film. 2w
Freespirit I liked this book a lot 2w
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"Mr. Reagan says we will protect you, I don't subscribe to his point of view. Believe me when I say to you, I hope the Russians love their children too"

#WanderingJune #Russians @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB I love these lyrics! So true. 2w
Cinfhen Great photo and beautiful lyrics 🎶love Sting. Saw him in concert with Peter Gabriel three years ago....SO GOOD 2w
RamsFan1963 @Cinfhen So jealous!! Sting and Peter Gabriel?!? Two of my favorite artists 2w
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Cinfhen The summer my husband & I turned 50 we attempted to see 50 of our favorite musicians preform over the year! We managed to catch 27😂and yes, Sting & Peter Gabriel we‘re just INCREDIBLE. They preformed separately and a few encores together. (edited) 2w
DivineDiana @Cinfhen What a concert! Where did they perform? (edited) 2w
Cinfhen It was at the Camden water front - we saw a ton of outdoor concerts that summer @DivineDiana and lawn seats were usually under $25!! Best money spent 🎵 2w
DivineDiana @Cinfhen What a fun challenge! 🎼🎸🎫 2w
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#wanderingjune #russians

This nonfiction behemoth is coming up on my TBR soon. I see @Billypar had some good things to say so I think I will be able to get through it! I have two important people in my life from ex USSR countries - one of whom has been sharp with me about how little everyone in NZ knows about Russia and Eastern Europe - she‘s 6 foot 2 and practically an ice goddess so i think I better get onto reading it!

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Sounds incredible but dense!! Let me know your thoughts. 2w
Trashcanman I want soup with lamb in it! Trouble breathing but it's OK. Have a great Thursday 2w
Centique @Trashcanman I am making a lamb curry tomorrow! Hop on a plane (maybe a metaphysical one) and come join us 😘 Hope your breathing improves. A cold or asthma or something? 2w
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Trashcanman @Centique No, it's from medicine I take for my mental defectivness. It lowers my heart rate and breathing. It's fun sometimes because I play with the kingdom that lives on my ceiling. I love lamb but I prefer goat. But they're both yummy. 2w
Centique @Trashcanman ah side effects of medicines - it‘s a real circus of possibilities 😬. I commiserate. It‘s not a patch on yours - but Ive been known to play poker without cards or opponents when on morphine or tramadol. Anyway I‘ll save you some curry my friend! 💕 2w
Trashcanman @Centique thank you. Put a plate out for me. I love morphine, hydromorphine especially. Dilauded is king. Good day! 2w
BarbaraBB Russia and Eastern Europe were the main subject when I graduated high school in the 80s. Cold War was still hot then and an obligatory subject for us Western Europe kids! 2w
Billypar Eager to hear what you think! Early on, I thought- 'there's no way I'm going to be able to finish this, but I'll listen to a little more'. And I kept thinking that for awhile, but the voices she captures demand to be heard--and it's filled with so many wildly different perspectives and experiences. 2w
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“[T]he reason I‘d liked Boris and felt happy around him from almost the moment I‘d met him was that he was never afraid. You didn‘t meet many people who moved freely through the world with such a vigorous contempt for it and at the same time such oddball and unthwartable faith in what, in childhood, he had liked to call ‘the Planet of Earth‘.”

#WanderingJune | 12: #Russians

📷: Made with Typorama

Bklover Loved this book! 2w
BarbaraBB I don‘t remember him ☺️. He seems cool though 😉 2w
Cinfhen Great description of Boris!! Such a strong character. And it‘s sort of my “impression” of a Russian mafia guy. 2w
CafeMom Loved this book. Now there is a movie coming out. 2w
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Another from the tbr, historical fiction account of one of the women who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov.

#Russians #WanderingJune

BarbaraBB Interesting premise! 2w
Cinfhen I started this book from the library but I just wasn‘t feeling it. Maybe another time 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
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Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Interested in #russians? #serialkillers? This might be the book for you! I enjoyed reading it several years ago and recommend it! #wanderingjune

KathyWheeler I loved this book. 2w
BarbaraBB I am! Thanks for sharing! 2w
Cinfhen Yes, please!!! 2w
Djspens On my TBR shelf! 2w
Chrissyreadit @Djspens I hope you enjoy it too! 2w
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This memoir is a good mix of history, along with what #Russians ate in the twentieth through twenty-first century. Books about food and food trends always interest me. I read this one a couple of years ago for my virtual foodie book club and paired it with Okroshka (a Russian cold kefir soup) and my take on a buterbrodi (a Russian open-faced sandwich).

BiblioLitten Both look delicious! 2w
Cinfhen My only knowledge of Russian cuisine is Borsht 2w
Maggie_Reads Oh, that looks interesting. Adding to my TBR stack. 2w
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BarbaraBB Such cool books! Have you cooked from them yet? 2w
LeahBergen Yum! This is still sitting on my cookbook shelf. 😬 2w
DebinHawaii @BarbaraBB I have cooked from it a bit -- the soup & sandwich base recipes were from it. 2w
BarbaraBB Very cool! 2w
lynneamch Really enjoyed this book and learned a bit of history, too! 1w
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