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rockpools
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Pickpick

I loved loved loved this book.

A series of essays stemming from the North Sea coast of Denmark, where the author explores the environment, home, history, belonging, the city, art, the sea, the seafarers, and all sorts, with a dry humour.

With gorgeous illustrations by her friend Signe Parkins, this was a quite lovely read, and it may be time to renew my passport and get exploring again.

rockpools Thank you for introducing me to this @Mitch through #AuldLangSpine. I‘ve loved reading the books on your list, and have a few more to read throughout the year ☺️. And thank you for putting all of this together, with such great matches @monalyisha / I‘ve really enjoyed my January reading! 2d
Mitch I had the exact same reaction. It‘s been nearly 10 years since I‘ve been to this region and the book soooooo made me want to return! 2d
rockpools @Mitch In the early 2000s, me and a friend did a bunch of North Sea ‘mini-cruises‘ - which translates as packing a suitcase full of books and catching a seriously cheap ferry there-and-back. We did the Harwich-Esbjerg one she mentions in the book (it was as described!) and actually spent a few days in Esbjerg visiting Ribe, Fanø and Copenhagen. But now I‘m wondering if I‘m up for a bit of solo Euro travel- it‘s been AGES since I‘ve been away away! 2d
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rockpools
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I‘m enjoying each chapter of this a little more. Essays set on the Danish North Sea coast - rather than a travelogue, they go wherever - memories, customs, geography, environment, belonging.

And a dry humour. Somehow I‘d never fancied reading Nors‘s fiction, despite being aware of her since the dawn of Litsy. Partly that may be down to her other book covers (how shallow! She‘s making up for it

rockpools here.) And partly because I‘ve ‘grown into‘ more plotless stories over the past few years.

Really loving this though. #AuldLangSpine @Mitch @monalyisha
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Yuki_Onna
The Tenant | Katrine Engberg
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Late to the party again... Only now learned about it. Why wasn't I tagged, Andrew?!🤨 Hmpfff... 😂
@Andrew65

Joining #JoyousJanuary #readathon - my goal: to read as much as possible, as always.
Maybe finish the tagged book. But no pressure.

#January #enjoyreading

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, late or not. Good luck. 😁

I‘ve checked back and you are on the tag list on the post. Litsy seems to be having a few issues over the last few days so don‘t know if it‘s that which caused a problem with it.
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Yuki_Onna @Andrew65 Thanks!😁Hope you got that I was kidding above!🙃 3w
Andrew65 @Yuki_Onna Yes 😁 3w
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rockpools
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Going in to my next #AuldLangSpine read - I‘ll be hanging out (reading-wise) on the west coast of Denmark for the next couple of weeks. I don‘t often go for print copies, even less hardcovers, but this is a BEAUTIFUL object!

I‘ve visited Esbjerg, Fanø and Ribe (about half-way up the map), so I have a small picture of the landscape she‘s describing.

Thanks @Mitch - I‘m really looking forward to this. Have you ever read her fiction?

Mitch It‘s a stunning book as an object in itself isn‘t it! 2w
rockpools @Mitch it is. I only just twigged that the illustrator is her friend Signe, the frescoes lady. That probably explains all sorts! 2w
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Dilara
Le visiteur royal | Henrik PONTOPPIDAN
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In an effort to read Nobel Prize winners I haven't encountered before, I am starting the only book by Henrik Pontoppidan (nobelised in 1917) my library has.

(painting of the author by Michael Ancher found on Wikipedia)

#NobelPrize #Denmark

Ruthiella Wow! That is quite a challenge. So many of the early winners are obscure now. 1mo
Dilara @Ruthiella Well to be honest, I'm not very assiduous... I tend to check the Nobel list from time to time and see if there's a name that appeals at that moment, or that could also be used for another challenge, such as Food & Lit.

Pontopiddan was unknown to me until I researched him after placing a hold for his book at the library. Turns out his masterpiece, A Fortunate Man, was made into a Netflix film in 2018!
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cottagelantern
Pickpick

I'm going to try to get back into the habit of posting book reviews instead of just marking books as “read“! A very cute little book. I learned a lot about Danish culture/values and I loved the illustrations. My only gripe is that there weren't any creative ideas for cultivating hygge; most of the things mentioned I do already.

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TheGothiqueLibrarian
Mehso-so

Informative and a comfortable read. 💜

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julieclair
Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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This epistolary novel was soooooo good! 5⭐️
#WinterReadathonDailyChallenge

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Andrew65 This is the second recommendation I‘ve seen for this today. Stacked 📚📚📚 2mo
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Eggs
Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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This all-epistolary book is a gem! Listening to the audio really gives you the delicate nuances of the 2 MCs. #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES
Somehow I‘ve disappeared from the tag list for the daily challenge…would you be so kind to re-insert me?

Andrew65 Sounds excellent, will need to get hold of a copy. 😁😁😁 2mo
Andrew65 I‘ve just checked the tag list for today and can see you on the second group. Wonder if Litsy is playing up, although I had a brain faze and two days I forgot to tag people 🙅‍♂️🙈🙊🙉 Mea culpa! 😔 2mo
Eggs No worries-it could be a Litsy hiccup. Thank you 🙏🏻 Andrew! @Andrew65 2mo
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Eggs Hope you enjoy the book ❤️ @andrew65 (edited) 2mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Eggs @DieAReader 🤗 2mo
Andrew65 @Eggs Thanks 📚📚📚 2mo
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