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When I think of journeys & home, my mind immediately goes to several books, one being The Lord of the Rings. "Short cuts make long delays."
#TakeTheLongWayHome #AnglophileApril
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Leftcoastzen Lovely map! 4w
Cinfhen That‘s a great quote!!!!! 4w
Mdargusch Lovely! 4w
Reviewsbylola Definitely the perfect pick for this prompt! 4w
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The movie Batman & Robin was not so great. However, the songs in it by Smashing Pumpkins linked below remind me of the cyclical nature of life within tragedy and hope. They, of course, also speak to the Batman origin story.

🎼: The End is the Beginning is the End https://tinyurl.com/y3xzjf9h

🎼: The Beginning is the End is the Beginning https://tinyurl.com/yxw36r67

#AnglophileApril | 26: #TakeTheLongWayHome

📷: https://tinyurl.com/y3zczv9m

cobwebmoth Teenage me listened to that soundtrack a lot. 4w
Cinfhen So good!! Very clever 🙌🏻 4w
Mdargusch Perfect! 4w
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All I'll say is I'm blown away by how huge an achievement the film is & so emotionally satisfying. In awe of everyone involved, from the creative team to the performers. The screenplay, editing & vfx designs are especially outstanding, all crafted with the intricate care of a watchmaker putting together a timepiece. What a trip it has been.
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

Cinfhen My kids are eagerly waiting to see this movie!!! I think it‘s tonight‘s big plans!!! Glad the ending lived up to all the anticipation 4w
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Awesome! And gosh did it live up to the anticipation. I'm always wary of hype and avoided the trailers and various fan theories. Going in blind is so much more satisfying. 4w
Tanisha_A Can't wait to get to it! 4w
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JillR My son has been to see this today and has talked about nothing else since despite the fact I have no idea what he is talking about.... 😬 4w
Mdargusch Sounds outstanding! 4w
stacybmartin The movie was amazing!! 💙 4w
Reviewsbylola Never even heard of this movie. 😆🙈 4w
readordierachel I loved it too ❤ 4w
emilyhaldi My husband has been talking about it nonstop for the past week 🙉 4w
rohit-sawant @Tanisha_A Hope you catch it soon! 4w
swishandflick It's a fantastic movie but I don't know if "emotionally satisfying" is how I would describe it, I was crying by the end ? 4w
rohit-sawant @JillR @emilyhaldi I've been babbling about it likewise. 😆😁 4w
rohit-sawant @Reviewsbylola Oh it's this awesome indie film made on a shoestring budget 😉 4w
rohit-sawant @swishandflick Haha, same! That's part of what made it so fulfilling for me. Can't really get into the details without spewing spoilers 😆 4w
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You #takethelongwayhome when you travel by horse and buggy, which is why Austen‘s novels always include months long visits with family and friends.

I‘d love to know what everyone‘s least favorite Austen is. Mine is S&S so it will be the next one of hers I reread I think. I‘m hoping it was just a timing issue and I love it the second time around.


vumblereads Hello 😃 what editions are these? 4w
merelybookish Good question! It's been a while but when I was younger Northanger Abbey was my least favourite. But I might feel differently now. 4w
mdm139 Emma 4w
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emtobiasz My least favorite is Emma. Still have never made it all the way through... 4w
vivastory I've only read Emma & Northanger Abbey. I loved them both, but actually liked Northanger a bit more. I'm definitely due for another. 4w
batsy Didn't care much for S&S in the past but it's currently my fave 🙂 Least favourite is probably Mansfield Park, but it's a long time since I read it (long by my Austen reread standards 😆) so I might change my mind if I read it now... 4w
Reviewsbylola They‘re Word Clouds. I think I bought them from Juniper Books but you can find them a lot of places. @vumblereads 4w
Jas16 My least favorite by far is Mansfield Park. 4w
cobwebmoth Emma is my least favorite. 4w
EmilyM My least favorite is Northanger Abbey. 4w
Palindrome Northanger Abbey is my least re-read, so I suppose that qualifies it as least favorite. Favorite has evolved over time: as years pass, increasingly drawn to Persuasion. 4w
Daisey I‘ve yet to read Mansfield Park, but so far Emma is my least favorite. S & S was a struggle the first time several years ago, but I appreciated it so much more when I reread it last year. 4w
TaciturnWhenReading Mansfield Park - Definitely my least favorite. 4w
sammisho Poor Emma gets so much hate. When I did the Austen readalong last year, I was s surprised by that! My least favorite is S&S, I have only reread it twice, all the others several times. 4w
emilyhaldi Lots of strong opinions here!! I haven‘t read S&S or Emma so I feel very out of the loop😆 But as you know, Mansfield Park was a bit tough for me 🤔 4w
Slajaunie Never read Austen. 🙄 (edited) 4w
Cinfhen I‘ve only read P&P and truthfully I enjoyed all the reimaginings more 😬🙄 like this one (edited) 4w
BarbaraBB My least favorite was Emma which I read the most recently. S&S was the first I read (and loved) so it may be time for a reread. I just don‘t have the time 😂 4w
ravenlee Emma, but I‘m due for a reread. It‘s the only one I had to read for a class, so that could have something to do with it. I haven‘t read Mansfield Park, but it‘s in my soon stack. 4w
Mdargusch I‘m jealous of your book collection. 😻😻😻 4w
DGRachel I have these editions! S&S is my least favorite, too. But I'm not real fond of Emma, either. 3w
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This book details Buck‘s true account of his choice to #takethelongwayhome by traveling all 2000 miles of the Oregon Trail the old fashioned way... by covered wagon pulled by mules 🏜

Reviewsbylola You inspired my post. 😆 4w
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this book is really good!! Thoughts??? 4w
BarbaraBB I must read this! I am going to drive a part of the Oregon trail myself this Summer. Thanks for bringing it up! 4w
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Amiable I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would —it was a pleasant surprise! 4w
Mdargusch Fun @BarbaraBB that will be an interesting journey. 4w
BarbaraBB @Mdargusch I think so. I‘ve been wanting this for a long time! 4w
emilyhaldi I haven't read this @Cinfhen but I'm totally excited to after pulling it out again! @BarbaraBB SO COOL!! This sounds like a definite must-read before you go. 4w
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In this nonfiction account, two woman travel around the world in opposite directions to try and beat Julie Verne‘s Around the World in 80 Days. These woman were trailblazers in 1889, traveling alone and unaided as they captivated the attention of the country.


*photo bomb courtesy of Gertrude

wanderinglynn Gertrude‘s so pretty! ❤️🐱 4w
gradcat Lovely, lovely Gertrude!! 😻❤️👍 4w
mabell This sounds terrific! I didn‘t know Nelly Bly attempted it, and the challenge sounds even more interesting! 4w
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Reviewsbylola This one is on my TBR! 4w
emilyhaldi Sounds like a good read!!! Ps. Hi Gertie, it‘s been a while! 😻 4w
Cinfhen Cool!!!! And Gertie is cute!!!! How are your pups??? 4w
Mdargusch Nelly Bly sure was adventurous @Reviewsbylola @mabell I need to read about her stint in the lunatic asylum next. (edited) 4w
Mdargusch A handful! @Cinfhen 😅 4w
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A Dog's Way Home | W. Bruce Cameron
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(Day 26 - #TakeTheLongWayHome)

*The title of this song made me think of Cameron‘s book (tagged)—I suppose I‘m always thinking about animals! Not sure why I do that 🐰🐇🐣😻🐶🐹🐻🐶🐱🐷🐨🐧! 😱
BUT! I don‘t think there was any other album that I played more than this one when it came out (and for years after that—I wore out the cassette in my car!). I loved Supertramp! (Guess I still do...)

Cinfhen Yup!!! One of the BEST albums EVER!!!! 🎶Could we have kippers for breakfast
Mummy dear, Mummy dear?🎶
Mdargusch Such a great album! And those dog stories about finding their way home all kill me. 4w
gradcat @Cinfhen Thanks so much for the musical memory!! @Mdargusch I know what you mean...plus they all make me think of Lassie! 🐶😂 Thanks for commenting, you two!! 🥰 4w
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Reviewsbylola What a sweet dog! 4w
emilyhaldi A lot of Supertramp fans coming out of the woodwork today!!! ❤️ ps. I‘m always thinking about animals too... especially my cats 😉😽😸😼 4w
gradcat @Reviewsbylola Not my dog, I‘m afraid. But I loved the photo! ❤️ 4w
gradcat @emilyhaldi I love them both—cats & dogs—and now I want a bunny (that‘s just aspirational, by the way—it‘ll probably never happen!)...I love them! 🐰 ♥️ 🥰 4w
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Coming Home | Michael Morpurgo, Kerry Hyndman
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A short Christmas story about a brave little robin who flies through ‘dark forests, driving rain, huge mountains and stormy seas‘ to reach home.

#anglophileapril #takethelongwayhome

Cinfhen Awwwwww! Sweet 4w
Mdargusch Love this! ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Reviewsbylola Sweet story and cover. 🥰 4w
emilyhaldi Cute ☺️ 4w
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Good old Inspector Gamache, The Long Way Home - Book 10 in the series.
#TakeTheLongWayHome #AnglophileApril

Loved Supertramp, although The Logical Song or Breakfast in America were my favourites.

Reviewsbylola And still have never read this author. 🙈 Some day! 4w
Andrew65 @Reviewsbylola Too many great authors out there! 4w
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