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thewallflower0707
The Future Future | Adam Thirlwell
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4th & last stop: a sunny day in #Edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (Victoria Street)

The Future Future: great cover, very weird concept and terrible execution. Zero stars. I just flipped through the second half and it got weirder and weirder.

#holiday #scotland

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thewallflower0707
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🗺️ Kirkwall, Orkney-Islands (Home of sheep, cows and some puffins)

We went on a biking 🚴‍♀️ tour and had some time in the biggest city, Kirkwall. It was sunny ☀️ and the Scots were very warm & welcoming.

#TheBeeSting didn‘t convince me. The ending was a terrible punch to the gut. #PaulMurray

#holiday #sightseeing #scotland

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Lindy
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Quintessential nature writing and my favourite nonfiction of 2024 so far. I‘m so glad I finally got around to reading Nan Shepherd‘s classic about the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. Her exquisite prose is so evocative that I was frequently transported off into reveries of my own encounters with the natural world.

quietlycuriouskate Gorgeous book! 2d
Lindy @quietlycuriouskate Indeed 😊 2d
jlhammar Lovely edition. I've been wanting to read this for years! 2d
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Lindy @jlhammar when you do have the opportunity to read it, I am certain you will enjoy it. I did find that I had to be alert to take it all in, so I read it during quiet mornings. 2d
batsy What @jlhammar said 😍 2d
Lindy @batsy it‘s nice to have the long (30 pages) introduction by Robert Macfarlane and the afterword by Jeanette Winterson too. 2d
batsy Yes! 1d
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Lindy
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To one who loves the hills at every season, the blossoming is not the best of the heather. The best of it is simply its being there—is the feel of it under the feet. To feel heather under the feet after long abstinence is one of the dearest joys I know.

dabbe Just gorgeous. 🤩🤩🤩 2d
Soubhiville Oh wow! 2d
Lindy @dabbe @Soubhiville Thanks! I took that photo in February at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific 2d
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Lindy
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Touch is the most intimate sense of all. The whole sensitive skin is played upon, the whole body, braced, resistant, poised, relaxed, answers to the thrust of forces incomparably stronger than itself. Cold water stings the palate, the throat tingles unbearably; cold air smacks the back of the mouth, lungs crackle.

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Lindy
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“How could we imagine flavour or perfume without the senses of taste and smell? They are completely unimaginable. There must be many exciting properties of matter that we cannot know because we have no way to know them.”
[This passage reminded me of Ed Yong‘s wonderful book on animals‘ perceptions.]

Hooked_on_books I loved Yong‘s book! Just wonderful. In the book I started today, I learned that reindeer have sight receptors that suggest they can see lichen through snow. 🤯 That‘s from this one: 2d
Lindy @Hooked_on_books So many amazing things in Rawlence‘s book, which I read in 2022. I had forgotten about the lichens but I remember reading how scary the prospects are for boreal life as it currently exists. 2d
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Lindy
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Friday Reads May 17: Asian Heritage Month; mythology; nature writing; art; picture book biography; Indigenous authors and more in this week‘s YouTube episode:

https://youtu.be/Zo93j5HoVKo

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suvata
O Caledonia | Elspeth Barker
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FYI:

#LMPBC Round 20 Group G

@KateReadsYA @jamiearc

@suvata has mailed a book to @jackobotts

Enjoy!

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suvata
O Caledonia | Elspeth Barker
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Pickpick

Read in May 2024 for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club #LMPBC Round 20 - Group G (Gothic Horror)

• Dark and atmospheric • 5 Stars • This book reminded me of Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle which is one of my absolute favorites.

JamieArc I rated this a so-so and I‘m not sure why. I still think about this book two months later, and think of it fondly. I should change my rating. 5d
suvata @JamieArc a lot depends on your mood while you were reading it. Sometimes I go back to a book that I didn‘t rate very well and the second time around I absolutely adored it. I rated this one five stars because of the beautiful imagery, imaginative storyline and the enchanting language. (edited) 5d
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kspenmoll
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This chilling tale of murder,betrayal,redemption & reconciliation is set in the hazardous Scottish Highlands in 2051.Climate change has turned this world into one of snow and ice.A young meteorologist on her rounds,discovers a body encased in a snow tunnel.DI Cameron Brody of Glasgow,who has his own reasons for investigating,carries ghosts & secrets from his past with him. What a shocking,explosive end. #climatechange #bloodandfoundfamilies