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Kissing Tolstoy | Penny Reid
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BarbaraBB Intriguing title! 1mo
Cinfhen Hmmmmm, I don‘t think I‘d want to smooch Tolstoy 1mo
julesG @Cinfhen But maybe a hot as hell Russian Lit professor who looks good in leather pants on a Harley, as well as in suit and bow tie in front of a classroom. 1mo
Cinfhen Yes, that sounds perfectly acceptable 💋 1mo
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Russka: The Novel of Russia | Edward Rutherfurd
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A friend passed this on to me. He loved it! It‘s a chunkster, and still sits on my TBR. 😕#russians #wanderingjune

DebReads4fun An excellent book! One of my all time favorites! 1mo
BarbaraBB Too bad it‘s such a chunkster! 1mo
DivineDiana @DebReads4fun 👍🏻It‘s time for a chunkster! 1mo
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"Mr. Reagan says we will protect you, I don't subscribe to his point of view. Believe me when I say to you, I hope the Russians love their children too"

#WanderingJune #Russians @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB I love these lyrics! So true. 1mo
Cinfhen Great photo and beautiful lyrics 🎶love Sting. Saw him in concert with Peter Gabriel three years ago....SO GOOD 1mo
RamsFan1963 @Cinfhen So jealous!! Sting and Peter Gabriel?!? Two of my favorite artists 1mo
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Cinfhen The summer my husband & I turned 50 we attempted to see 50 of our favorite musicians preform over the year! We managed to catch 27😂and yes, Sting & Peter Gabriel we‘re just INCREDIBLE. They preformed separately and a few encores together. (edited) 1mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen What a concert! Where did they perform? (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen It was at the Camden water front - we saw a ton of outdoor concerts that summer @DivineDiana and lawn seats were usually under $25!! Best money spent 🎵 1mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen What a fun challenge! 🎼🎸🎫 1mo
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#wanderingjune #russians

This nonfiction behemoth is coming up on my TBR soon. I see @Billypar had some good things to say so I think I will be able to get through it! I have two important people in my life from ex USSR countries - one of whom has been sharp with me about how little everyone in NZ knows about Russia and Eastern Europe - she‘s 6 foot 2 and practically an ice goddess so i think I better get onto reading it!

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Sounds incredible but dense!! Let me know your thoughts. 1mo
Trashcanman I want soup with lamb in it! Trouble breathing but it's OK. Have a great Thursday 1mo
Centique @Trashcanman I am making a lamb curry tomorrow! Hop on a plane (maybe a metaphysical one) and come join us 😘 Hope your breathing improves. A cold or asthma or something? 1mo
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Trashcanman @Centique No, it's from medicine I take for my mental defectivness. It lowers my heart rate and breathing. It's fun sometimes because I play with the kingdom that lives on my ceiling. I love lamb but I prefer goat. But they're both yummy. 1mo
Centique @Trashcanman ah side effects of medicines - it‘s a real circus of possibilities 😬. I commiserate. It‘s not a patch on yours - but Ive been known to play poker without cards or opponents when on morphine or tramadol. Anyway I‘ll save you some curry my friend! 💕 1mo
Trashcanman @Centique thank you. Put a plate out for me. I love morphine, hydromorphine especially. Dilauded is king. Good day! 1mo
BarbaraBB Russia and Eastern Europe were the main subject when I graduated high school in the 80s. Cold War was still hot then and an obligatory subject for us Western Europe kids! 1mo
Billypar Eager to hear what you think! Early on, I thought- 'there's no way I'm going to be able to finish this, but I'll listen to a little more'. And I kept thinking that for awhile, but the voices she captures demand to be heard--and it's filled with so many wildly different perspectives and experiences. 1mo
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“[T]he reason I‘d liked Boris and felt happy around him from almost the moment I‘d met him was that he was never afraid. You didn‘t meet many people who moved freely through the world with such a vigorous contempt for it and at the same time such oddball and unthwartable faith in what, in childhood, he had liked to call ‘the Planet of Earth‘.”

#WanderingJune | 12: #Russians

📷: Made with Typorama

Bklover Loved this book! 1mo
BarbaraBB I don‘t remember him ☺️. He seems cool though 😉 1mo
Cinfhen Great description of Boris!! Such a strong character. And it‘s sort of my “impression” of a Russian mafia guy. 1mo
CafeMom Loved this book. Now there is a movie coming out. 1mo
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Another from the tbr, historical fiction account of one of the women who claimed to be Anastasia Romanov.

#Russians #WanderingJune

BarbaraBB Interesting premise! 1mo
Cinfhen I started this book from the library but I just wasn‘t feeling it. Maybe another time 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
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Child 44 | Tom Rob Smith
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Interested in #russians? #serialkillers? This might be the book for you! I enjoyed reading it several years ago and recommend it! #wanderingjune

KathyWheeler I loved this book. 1mo
BarbaraBB I am! Thanks for sharing! 1mo
Cinfhen Yes, please!!! 1mo
Djspens On my TBR shelf! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Djspens I hope you enjoy it too! 1mo
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This memoir is a good mix of history, along with what #Russians ate in the twentieth through twenty-first century. Books about food and food trends always interest me. I read this one a couple of years ago for my virtual foodie book club and paired it with Okroshka (a Russian cold kefir soup) and my take on a buterbrodi (a Russian open-faced sandwich).

BiblioLitten Both look delicious! 1mo
Cinfhen My only knowledge of Russian cuisine is Borsht 1mo
Maggie_Reads Oh, that looks interesting. Adding to my TBR stack. 1mo
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BarbaraBB Such cool books! Have you cooked from them yet? 1mo
LeahBergen Yum! This is still sitting on my cookbook shelf. 😬 1mo
DebinHawaii @BarbaraBB I have cooked from it a bit -- the soup & sandwich base recipes were from it. 1mo
BarbaraBB Very cool! 1mo
lynneamch Really enjoyed this book and learned a bit of history, too! 1mo
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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#WanderingJune #Russians

A novel by a Russian and set in Russia 🇷🇺
A beautifully rendered story about the pressures of society and how scandal can ruin lives. Lovely movie, too; starring my favorite actress Kiera Knightley!

Centique I just watched Keira in a really sweet movie called Begin Again - if you want a movie recc! I haven‘t seen Anna Karenina yet but I have read it and loved it 😊 1mo
BarbaraBB I loved this book! 1mo
Cinfhen #pagecountphobia maybe I should just watch the film 🎞 🤷🏼‍♀️💜 1mo
CrowCAH @Centique I haven‘t seen that one yet, but a goal of mine is to watch all her movies! 1mo
CrowCAH @Cinfhen yes it is a chunksters for sure! 1mo
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