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JenP
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#backpackEurope participants- please make sure your scores are updated on the blog. I will be announcing winners this Sunday. I hope you had fun!

mabell Definitely! ❤️😄👏 9mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!! Where have you been???? Hope all is ok??? Happy Thanksgiving 🧡 8mo
sprainedbrain Jen! Missing your posts... hope all is well with you! ❤️ 8mo
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JenP @sprainedbrain @Cinfhen one day my life will get back to normal and I can post again. All is good. It so insanely busy with work I am barely staying afloat with other things. Hoping the new year brings some down time. I haven‘t read a book in months 😭 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m sorry that you haven‘t been reading but glad to know you‘re ok. Sending best wishes for a peaceful holiday season xx miss you and look forward to seeing you back on Litsy 8mo
BarbaraBB Me too. I hope you‘ll have some down time in December to read and spend with your family. Missing you! #booktwins 💜 8mo
Cinfhen Just my monthly check in!! Hope things are quieting down and you‘re getting ready to enjoy the holidays xx 7mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been missing you! 7mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!!!! Happy New Year....hope you‘re doing alright ❣️❣️❣️ 7mo
BarbaraBB Happy new year Jen, hope you‘re doing well 💜 6mo
Avanders Just dropping by and saying hi 👋🏽. I know life gets crazy — hope all is well with you!! ♥️♥️ 6mo
Cinfhen Hi Jen! Was thinking of you today😊Hope all is well ~ miss u 5mo
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hilded
Home Sweet Home | Sarah Title
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My next and final destination for my #BackpackEurope trip was #Norway, home sweet home! Nice to be back:) The picture is from one of my hikes this summer ☀️

I finished up my trip reading 'I Curse The River of Time' by Per Petterson. I enjoyed this one, just like all books I have read by Petterson.

All in all a great trip!! Thanks for the fun, everyone!:)
My favourite stay this time was #France with 'The Life Before Us' - beautiful book ❤️

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Iceland's Bell | Halldor Laxness
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It's been a while since I updated my #BackpackEurope trip, but I have been travelling!! At least literary. In real life, I've been really busy moving, it sure takes time to prepare an apartment for sale!!

Went on to #Iceland after leaving London early in September, and had a beautiful stay with the tagged book. It gave a great picture of Iceland, the beautiful nature and the people in ancient Iceland.

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Linsy
Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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What a sweet novel! I glided through this book and enjoyed every bit. I‘ve been a fan of the 90‘s film for forever, so it was high time I experienced the original.

I finished just in time for the end of #BackpackEurope! This challenge was loads of fun. Thanks again for hosting, @JenP and @BookwormM!

Rissreads It‘s being made into a film again. It stars Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Timothy Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan. Directed by Greta Gerwig. It will be very interesting to see how it compares. 10mo
Linsy @Rissreads Ooh, there‘s so much of it lately! Have you seen the recent Masterpiece edition? I loved it! 10mo
Rissreads No I haven‘t. I will have a look 👀 10mo
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mabell
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After 3 months traipsing through Europe, Bella and I are saying so long! (Just ignore the snoring, we're pooped!)

Thank you so much for hosting the #BackpackEurope adventure @JenP and @BookwormM ! It's been lots of fun!

#WhimsicalTour ... the end. ❤️

Crazeedi ❤❤❤❤ 10mo
LeahBergen She‘s exhausted! 😂😂 10mo
BookwormM Thanks for joining in 😃👍 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm 😂 💜 🐶 Enjoyed seeing your #backpackeurope posts with great book recs and collages. 🙂 10mo
batsy She definitely wore herself out checking out the sights 😂❤️ 10mo
mabell @Crazeedi @LeahBergen @batsy She can pass out with the best of them! 😂😂❤️🐶 10mo
mabell Thank you so much @erzascarletbookgasm ! ❤️❤️❤️I had such a good time, and I discovered many gems I would never have sought out, so it was definitely a successful "trip!" ? 10mo
mabell @BookwormM We'll rest up for next year! 😅😂 10mo
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mabell
Summer at Tiffany | Marjorie Hart
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Magical! The best word to describe this story of two University of Iowa girls living and working in NY in the summer of 1945.

It was full of moments big and small - the first women to work on the floor of Tiffany, the WWII Pacific surrender, eating at the Automat (oh, how I wish I could have eaten there!), going on dates with midshipmen, seeing the ocean for the first time... Every minute was wonderful, I loved it!

Now on to home!

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mabell
Summer at Tiffany | Marjorie Hart
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After my thoroughly enjoyable #BackpackEurope excursion, I flew back to the U.S. of A. for one last stop before heading home - spending a little time in NYC.

What better way to close out my summer trip than hearing Marjorie Hart retell the story of her amazing summer in that fabulous city in 1945. 😍❤️

#WhimsicalTour

Gissy That was a long but amazing vacation! Now you will need two weeks to rest☺️ 10mo
mabell @Gissy At *least* two weeks! 😂 But it was terrific! 10mo
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Linsy
Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Time to head home from my fictional vacation. Thank you @BookwormM and @JenP for this awesome #BackpackEurope challenge! It inspired me to finally read some of those #classics on my TBR. I had fun!!

SilversReviews Those suitcases are so adorable. 10mo
Linsy @SilversReviews Thanks! I got the paper from Daphne‘s Diary. I am obsessed with that magazine! (edited) 10mo
SilversReviews @Linsy That is paper? Cool...I thought you had cut out individual suitcases. Going to check out the site...thanks. 10mo
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Linsy @SilversReviews It‘s a craft that‘s included in the magazine. I think I was supposed to cut them out, but I thought they made an adorable background. Each magazine is full of paper crafts and recipes and articles. I love it!! 10mo
SilversReviews @Linsy 😍😍😍I went on the site. Love it too. Thanks. 10mo
Linsy @SilversReviews So glad I could introduce you! 😁 10mo
SilversReviews @Linsy Thanks. 10mo
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mabell
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I had looked forward to capping off my #WhimsicalTour by enjoying the fantastical adventures of Baron Munchausen. I love the absurd!

However, I found these tales to be rather unpalatable. Just about every story involved animal mutilation or grotesque injury (generally to someone other than the Baron.) The absurdity quickly became monotonous, and any humor was far outweighed by the repulsive harm inflicted.

On the positive side ⬇️

mabell this step in my journey had the fortunate side effect of relieving me of any hesitancy in bidding Europe adieu, or auf wiedersehen, and returning home!

#BackpackEurope
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