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Tempting | Susan Mallery
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Late to the party as usual because I had a busy day & a work event tonight that I helped at. There was lots of #temptation there from fines cheeses to giant scallops to tempting desserts. Since I was too busy to take pics there, here are 3 temptations from my #TBR stack. Tempting taglines: “Spice: The History of a Temptation” & “Margherita‘s Notebook: A Novel Of Temptation plus the tagged tempting title.

Cinfhen Im just so glad you‘re still partying with us 🎶❤️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 😁 4w
squirrelbrain Totally agree @Cinfhen - I look forward to your posts every day! ❤️ 4w
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain Awwwh, thank you my friends! 🤗😘 4w
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#ayupaugust I have to resist great #temptation not to read this one... oh and it‘s got a demon in it lol

squirrelbrain Love the cover! ❤️ 4w
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The Brothers Karamazov | Dostoyevsky F.
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(Day 20 - #Temptation)

*Dmitri Karamazov doesn‘t avoid temptation—he jumps into it full force. A sensualist who loves wine, women, and song, he soon finds himself in need of money. When Dmitri confronts his father over his inheritance, the door is flung wide open for distrust and violence.
Above right is the Optina Monastery, where Dostoevsky took refuge after the death of his son; below is Staraya Russa, the setting of the novel.

squirrelbrain You‘re still coming up with these oh-so-clever posts! ❤️ 4w
Cinfhen You make the novel seem so easy breezy but I‘m still super nervous to tackle the Russian classics😬 4w
gradcat @squirrelbrain That‘s very kind of you to say—thank you very much! And @Cinfhen : If I made it seem easy, I lied. It‘s slow reading—dense and thought-provoking. You simply cannot read these books without diving in deep. They are scary, but worth it if you‘re of a mind to tackle them. Don‘t be nervous—you‘ll be fine! ♥️ 4w
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Cinfhen Nope!!! Now you scared me straight!!! I‘m definitely NOT in any mind set 😬 4w
gradcat @Cinfhen I feel bad now.... 4w
Cinfhen Please don‘t feel bad...I was never going to read this book... really!!!! (edited) 4w
gradcat @Cinfhen I appreciate you letting me off the hook...😂 4w
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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#AyUpAugust I finally gave into #temptation and preordered the new Atwood book. Total case of #FoMo and now I‘m re-reading Handmaid‘s Tale so story will be fresh in my mind.

squirrelbrain I thought I might reread Handmaid‘s Tale too... 4w
gradcat Who could possibly resist? 😂😂 4w
Cinfhen Exactly @gradcat you know it‘s going to be blowing up Litsy!!!!! 4w
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Cinfhen That‘s why I‘m trying it in GN format as my reread @squirrelbrain and so far I‘m liking it a lot!!! 4w
TrishB Like new pic ❤️ I‘ve decided to ignore new book until hype goes away 😁😁 4w
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB 😘😘and I thought I could ignore the hype too but I know im gonna want to own/read the book 🤪 4w
TrishB Yeah, I will probably give in too! 😁 4w
BookwormM I gave in weeks ago 🤣🤣 4w
Cinfhen Smart girl @BookwormM it‘s important to know ourselves @TrishB 🧡🧡🧡 4w
JacqMac I‘m sure once the Listy posts start I‘ll end up giving in, too. Maybe I‘ll borrow it from the library first. Lol 4w
gradcat @Cinfhen I‘m going to read the posts and try to decide whether I want to read it...I‘ll trust the Litten Reviews for this one. 4w
Cinfhen I think you can already put your name on the library hold list @JacqMac I‘m super curious to see what the Littens will say @gradcat I haven‘t read any reviews yet!!!! 4w
Reviewsbylola I need this!! 3w
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Book 3 in the Tony Hill / Carol Jordan Series, one of my favourite series. This is an important book in the series and experiences for Carrol in this one changed her (understandably), and impacted on decisions she made in future books.
Another #Temptation as book 11 is published later this week, can‘t wait to see how Val built on life changing events for Tony in book 10. Strongly recommend this series. ❤️

squirrelbrain Val McDermid has curated the Harrogate Crimewriting Festival (in my hometown) but I‘ve never read any of her books... another one to add to the list! 4w
gradcat Fantastic book choice here—I loved this series! 4w
gradcat @squirrelbrain That is so cool—I‘m jealous! I read her mostly in the 80s and 90s—she was much more prolific then—but she still puts out a book about every other year or so. The series that @Andrew65 has posted is one of her best, and I have been rewatching the TV adaptations on Acorn (guilty pleasure). I hope you get a chance to read some of her work! ♥️ 4w
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Andrew65 @squirrelbrain Thoroughly recommend the Tony Hill ; Carol Jordan Series. Book 2 is one of my all-tine favourite books. Jacko Vance, some character in that book! @gradcat (edited) 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat Me too. 😍 Looking forward to getting to book 11 when it is published. (edited) 4w
gradcat @Andrew65 Yes, and it just happens to come out here on the same day we‘re supposed to start the second Cara Black! 4w
squirrelbrain I‘ll keep an eye out for the first one in the series @andrew65 @gradcat - I just checked and it‘s not on offer at the moment.... 4w
Cinfhen #SeriesSquadAlert 🚨🚨🚨🚨 @TrishB @EadieB I see @gradcat and @squirrelbrain have already received the memo 😍 4w
TrishB Love this series 👍🏻♥️❤️ 4w
Andrew65 @Cinfhen 😂😂😂 4w
Andrew65 @squirrelbrain I‘m sure you won‘t regret it when you get hold of a copy. @gradcat 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat Looking forward to both. 4w
gradcat @Andrew65 You guys are killing me #seriessquad ... just how many can we get into?!? 😂 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat I think I‘m currently in over 200 series! 😳😱😂 @Cinfhen 4w
Cinfhen That‘s RIDICULOUS❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️but super impressive 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😍 4w
Andrew65 @Cinfhen If I counted may be even more. 😔 Of course are some I may not return to. (edited) 4w
gradcat @Andrew65 I don‘t know how you keep up...I‘m very bad at record keeping, so I forget where I am in some of them. 4w
Andrew65 @gradcat So do I, a constant battle to keep my record up to date on Librarything. Often playing catch up and forgetting where i‘m up to in series. Book 2 of the Aimee LeDuc Series tomorrow. (edited) 4w
gradcat @Andrew65 I know! I‘m on board & ready to go!! 4w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 @gradcat I'm ready! I've Started reading 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 I‘ve just started! @gradcat @Crazeedi 4w
Crazeedi @EadieB yes! 😍 4w
EadieB @Crazeedi 👍🏻 4w
gradcat @Andrew65 @Crazeedi & @EadieB Me, too—albeit a little late. Did we lose @Tove_Reads ? 4w
Tove_Reads @gradcat I couldn‘t get hold of the book, so I bought it yesterday. I‘ll read it when I‘ll get it. I‘m ready for the third one though 🙂 3w
gradcat @Tove_Reads Ok, great! Thanks for letting me know. ♥️♥️ 3w
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#AyUpAugust #Temptation
One of the amazing women in this “Non Fic that reads like Fiction” book uses #temptation as her weapon...
I really enjoyed this story of four feisty undercover women from the Civil War.... a surprisingly fun read!

squirrelbrain Sounds great - stacked! (This is starting to become a habit...😁) 4w
gradcat Good choice! 4w
Cinfhen I think I stacked this awhile ago on a recommendation from @Librarybelle 🤩 4w
Librarybelle @Cinfhen You May have! This is such a good book! ❤️ 4w
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There's #temptation for us at Broadstone's Oxfam at the moment! #ayupaugust @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain Ooh cheap books are always #temptation! 4w
gradcat Yaaasss! 4w
Cinfhen Grab them 🤑 4w
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#AyUpAugust Day 20: Today‘s #temptation is brought to you by Swensen‘s sizzling dessert. Paired with a book from Egypt for #WomenReadWomen2019.

Cathythoughts Wow 😮😋 4w
squirrelbrain Yummy! 😋 4w
gradcat Omigod—That looks decadent! 😋 4w
Cinfhen I‘ve had my eye on this book and now I‘m eyeing the dessert 😋😋😋when‘s the move???? 4w
hgrimes nice skillet 🍳 4w
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I think we can all say that at one time or another, the #temptation was there to call off work and read all day. For some of us, it‘s nearly a daily temptation! Pictured is part of my personal library (I have still have a lot of books to organize and boxes to unpack before this is anywhere near completed) and tagged is a recently finished book about libraries and books. #ayupaugust

squirrelbrain I loved The Library Book, and I love your library too! ❤️ 4w
Kalalalatja Love your library! 😍 4w
Daisey Lovely! 4w
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GlassAsDiamonds Love it & I see you have superb taste in (cat) bookends as well 😂♥️😂 4w
Librarybelle @GlassAsDiamonds Thank you! 😂 4w
GatheringBooks that‘s a temptation i wish to indulge in 24/7. 🧚🏼‍♀️📚😍 4w
gradcat Your library is beautiful...and just between us? I‘ve been known to give into that temptation...shhh! 😂 I just noticed the bookends—love them! ♥️ (edited) 4w
Cinfhen I‘d NEVER leave my house!!!! 4w
gradcat I know, right!?! 😂 4w
janeycanuck I think I speak for everyone when I say we‘re going to need some close up shots of your bookends. 4w
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