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The Peacock Summer | Hannah Richell
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I have subscribed to Just the Right Book offered by RJJulia Booksellers and have enjoyed each pick. This is my most recent #bookmail #justtherightbook.Has some mystery, a family saga, a crumbling English estate with secrets in its halls, prodigal granddaughter returning from Australia to care for her ill grandmother. Cooling off on my porch until the predicted thunderstorm to arrives.

Tamra Beautiful pic! 2d
Eggs Pot is gorgeous and matches the book 📚 2d
Crazeedi Sounds good!!❤ 2d
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Congratulations @Megabooks on your excellent milestone and giveaway. I have tagged my favorite summer read, which was so good. #etsy25

Megabooks Thanks!! Good luck! 🍀 1w
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Peacock Summer | Hannah Richell

Something for us all to think about and live by: “You will never be as young or beautiful as you are today. Be bold. Seize the life that was meant to be yours. Make it magnificent.“

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New #BookMail! I bought and read the (then) entirety of Bryson's work on a trip to the UK about fifteen years ago, and now every time I read one of his books, it's like taking the trip over again.

A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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A Clockwork Orange is not an enjoyable read. I don‘t think that I could recommend it, but simultaneously I wouldn‘t discourage anyone from reading it either. My tl;dr summary would be that everyone is evil, there are no good guys, and everything sucks. If you can accept that reality with a heaping serve of extreme violence then this might be the book for you. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/a-clockwork-orange-anthony-burgess/

TrishB Great summary. I would agree and would never read again. 2w
Bookwomble Ah, I love this book, for its language and poetry, and for its unflinching look at the ease with which the casual evil of an authoritarian society infects the body of the people. I think it's such a relevant book for the unfortunate direction in which the West seems to be slipping. 2w
Scochrane26 I have felt like I should read this one but haven‘t yet. May do as audio, which is what I did for One Flew over the Cuckoo‘s nest. (edited) 2w
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keepingupwiththepenguins @Scochrane26 Would love to hear what you think of it 😍 Steel yourself, though - it's not an easy read, whatever the format! ❤ 2w
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This was lovely—both charming and heartbreaking in turn. I enjoyed the WWI-era English village setting, while at the same time being infuriated by its of-the-time sexism, prejudice, and petty politics. The novel is packed with great characters, and I especially loved the main character: strong, intelligent, independent Beatrice Nash. This was my third book finished for #MakeMeReadIt—another fantastic pick!

Nute I haven‘t read this book but I thoroughly enjoyed Helen Simonson‘s first novel, Major Pettigrew‘s Last Stand, and for the same reason that you liked this book...endearing characters. 2w
BarbaraJean @Nute Oh, I‘m glad to hear you enjoyed Major Pettigrew! It‘s been on my shelf a little longer than this one, but I was enticed to read this one first, seasonally, because of the “summer” in the title! 2w
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OriginalCyn620 Awesome! ❤️📚🇬🇧 (edited) 2w
squirrelbrain 🤣🤣🤣 2w
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1. Gourmet marshmallows. Sour Patch Kids/any gummies. Wasabi peas.
2. Coffee. K-cups for work (💚 mint); non-flavored, ground for home. We have a grinder that we use for special/non-lazy occasions. 😉
3. Woods (pine/spruce); flowers; herbs. Candles + incense.
4. A bunny!
5. Reading, camping, Scrabble, nature walks
6. The ocean
7. Green/blue/gray
8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
9. Traditional (paper, wood, fabric, crocheted, embroidered)