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Tamra
The Memoirs of Princess Dashkova | Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova (kni?agini?a), Ekaterina R. Dakova, Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff
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Like candy for a tea lover - so many wonderful choices this morning! 😋☕️ I stocked up yesterday. My favorite is the Gunpowder Special Grade.

Amiable Yum! ☕️ 7h
Jaimelire ❤️☕️ 7h
BethM I‘ve never heard of that company! 4h
Tamra @BethM it‘s a local shop in St. Paul. I am happy to share! 😁 https://www.teasource.com/pages/tea-collection I think you can order online. 4h
LeahBergen Oh, lovely! ☕️ 1h
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Decalino
Oblomov | Ivan Goncharov
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this novel, although on the surface little happens; it takes forever for Oblomov to even get up off the divan where he spends much of his time. He should be easy to dismiss, but Oblomov is such a gentle-hearted and honest person, I hoped for his success. But what is a successful life? What is its true purpose, if survival is not at stake? (A question Oblomov's peasants, the source of his income, never have a chance to ask.)

BarbaraBB I liked this one so much, unexpectedly. 13h
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uwak
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cocoa coffee, friends, and some quality time with Count Rostov ☕ I'm not very far in this book yet but so far it's been very poignant and reflective 📖

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SW-T
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She knows her literature 😂

#humor

LibrarianRyan Great choices. 19h
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Tamra
The Memoirs of Princess Dashkova | Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova (kni?agini?a), Ekaterina R. Dakova, Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff
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Princess Dashkova was one of our kind! Voracious reader who spent all her “pocket money” on books and had quite a personal library. At a young age she had her own book agent whose pleasure was to acquire the newest publications from France for her.

ravenlee I read this one for a master‘s class several years ago. I enjoyed her stories but found her a little unreliable. 1d
Tamra @ravenlee I am not surprised. My understanding is the memoirs were written as a public act and of course what a notable wants to be public may not be consistent with reality. 😏 Plus the editor/translator noted her communication style is not consistent, partly because as a woman she needed to be deferential to not appear threatening, but at the same time it is clear she didn‘t lack self esteem or confidence! 1d
GingerAntics She sounds awesome! 23h
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Alisnazzy
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So I know I‘m not on here a lot anymore and I‘m sorry for that. Just an update on my life: yesterday I had to have all my bottom teeth removed due to a side effect of a med I took for a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. @Lynnsoprano has been amazing in taking care of me. So for now, I‘m cozy in bed with my books and LOTR. I‘m handling this better than I expected 💖

Ottergirl Big hugs. Sounds like you‘re going through some stuff x 2d
DaveGreen7777 Sorry you‘re going through all that! 😔 Hope you feel much better soon! 2d
cobwebmoth Sending healing thoughts and hugs. 2d
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llwheeler Hope you feel better soon! 2d
Beatlefan129 Take good care of yourself! 2d
LeahBergen Sending ❤️❤️❤️! 2d
chaoticgoodhufflepuff That sounds awful! Hope you feel better soon! ❤️❤️ (edited) 2d
MicheleinPhilly YIKES! Take care! ❤️ 2d
BookNAround That sounds miserable but I‘m so glad your mom is taking good care of you. Hope you heal quickly. 2d
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon! 2d
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Schwifty
The Same Old Story | Ivan Goncharov
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Mehso-so

Not as compelling of a story as Oblomov, in my opinion, but still a decent, ironic coming of age tale about a boy (Alexander) from the country with big dreams moving to St. Petersburg where his hopes, aspirations and lovesickness are stamped out by his pragmatic, authoritarian uncle. The ending sees a bit of a reversal whereby Alexander years later essentially becomes his uncle, while his uncle softens and regrets influencing Alexander this way.

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Cinfhen
City of Thieves: A Novel | David Benioff
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#SoaringScores #ANationOfThieves This book, set in Leningrad during WWII is the story of two boys tasked with procuring a dozen fresh eggs for the Czar‘s chef in order to bake a wedding cake for his daughter‘s upcoming wedding. It‘s a really great read. Clever and well constructed.

Texreader I agree. This is a good book 3d
cathipink You know he's one of the creators of the Game of Thrones tv series too, right? 🙂 3d
CrowCAH Ah, thieves of eggs 🥚! Neato 3d
Cinfhen I am aware @cathipink and I‘m pretty sure fans personally blamed him for the disastrous final season of GOT 🙄 I think he‘s working on a Star Wars script now. He‘s a good writer @Texreader I think City of Thieves would translate well to film @CrowCAH 3d
Mdargusch I have read this and really liked it too! 2d
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Suet624
Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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The Litsy synopsis states Anthony Marra fans would like this book and I 💕 Marra. This novel is written in the same style as The Tsar of Love and Techno and has background stories similar to others written by Marra. Phillips weaves and blends stories to bring together a rich chorus of characters. The main theme, the disappearance of two young children and how it affects all involved throughout the course of a year, was a very satisfying read.

Tanisha_A Sounds very good! Great review! 👍 3d
Suet624 @Tanisha_A thanks so much. 2d
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