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Buechersuechtling
Das Geschenk: Psychothriller | Sebastian Fitzek
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A dear friend of mine sent me a package ? some weeks ago, so I stored it on my shelf to keep it for Christmas ? but yesterday she insisted that I open it because it‘s not intended to be seasonal. Above you see what it contained. I love everything ? and was a bit teary ? because of so much love in times that are so straining for me.

#TIL that vanilla crescents in French ?? are “croissants de lune à la vanille”. “Vanilla moon croissants”. ❤️

Deifio That's so nice! ❤️ Have fun cooking, eating and reading! 7h
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LauraJ
Bikram Yoga | Bikram Choudhury
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What a horrible person! This documentary is really good and heartbreaking. I‘m glad Bikram has been exposed. And #til what hot yoga is...finally. #nfnov

Clwojick HAH! Hot yoga! 9 pt. 2w
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Scochrane26
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Pickpick

Finished this while cooking & eating dinner. Busy is the narrator, which adds emotion to several stories she tells about her teen years & recent life. There were some heartfelt stories. Of course, she talks a lot about famous people and her career, & she doesn‘t hold back about famous people she doesn‘t like, leading to some funny moments. #TIL she dated Colin Hanks. Also, that she sobs a lot.

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Bookwormjillk
Untitled | Unknown
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#TIL from the afterward in The Island of Sea Women that the Korean Island of Jeju is the home of the Christmas tree. #NFNov

Clwojick 4 pt. 2w
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Addison_Reads
The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I really enjoyed this book. Orlean gives a detailed history on the LA library system and she also gives you background on the fire. Amongst all the facts though, she reminds the reader of all the many wonderful reasons we love the library. 💚

Last #NFNov book, bringing my total to 18 read. 🎉

#TIL Ray Bradbury rented a typewriter and finished Farenheit 451 at the library.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Scochrane26 I really liked this book, too. 2w
Clwojick 9 pt. 2w
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JenReadsAlot
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So good on #audio. Read by O'Neill. #TIL the amount of training to be a Navy SEAL is insane!
My last book for #nfnov @Clwojick @rsteve388

Clwojick 9pt 2w
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Lifeisasnap
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#TIL There are so many humanistic truths in this book that I had to keep re-reading to make sure I didn't miss any of the realities this book talks about. I especially liked Page 101 where she talks about the lies we believe about ourselves being the center of the universe from babyhood on to whenever either our parents or the world teaches us the opposite. Still at various times in our lives, we go back to those “lies”. Those lies= bunk. #NFNov

Clwojick 9 pt 2w
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wanderinglynn
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A great book about female aviators. #TIL about the 5 women, including Amelia Earhart, who pushed boundaries and helped propel women in the skies. Emilia Earhart might be the most well-known, but she was not the only one, and arguably not even the best female pilot in the late 1920s-1930s.

#nfNov 9pts for post/169 total

Velvetfur Oohh is Beryl Markham in it? 😊 2w
wanderinglynn @Velvetfur She‘s mentioned for being the first person to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic from east to west, but this is about American female pilots. 2w
Clwojick 9 pt 2w
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wanderinglynn
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I forgot to post Upstream, which I have been savoring, choosing essays, not in order, but as each speaks to me. 5🌟

My favorite, if one can have a favorite Oliver (because they‘re all amazing), is Sister Turtle. #TIL

“Teilhard de Chardonnay was not talking about how to escape anguish, but about how to live with it.”

#nfNov 9pts post/160 total

lahousewyfe Oh! One of my favorites. I read it for the first time this year. 2w
Clwojick 9 pt 2w
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squirrelbrain
The Romanovs: 1613-1918 | Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Finally finished this chunkster! Difficult to decide on a rating for this one. It was very up and down as to whether it held my interest or was very dry.

I did learn a lot though so for that reason I‘ll give it a (low) pick. It improved with the reign of Nicholas II, @Caroline2 , but be warned the actual execution is rather distressing.

#nfnov #til all about Rasputin. I thought he was around in mediaeval times - no idea he was so ‘recent‘ 😳

jenniferw88 I knew Rasputin was recent, but only because my Dad taught the Russian Revolution! Otherwise I would have been like you 😂😂😂 2w
squirrelbrain The thing is, @jenniferw88, I did a bit of the Russian Revolution in school.... but maybe Rasputin was a bit too naughty to be taught in schools! (edited) 2w
Caroline2 Well done for finishing!!! 🎉🥳👏 you must be celebrating! I‘m still struggling through. 🙄 I‘ve read a lot of books about the Russian revolution so I‘m looking forward to getting to Nicholas II‘s reign. 😉 2w
Clwojick 9 pt 2w
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