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Before We Say Goodbye: A Novel | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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Behold, my all new Japanese literature shelf😍🌸🇯🇵
I assembled the booknook all by myself (my first one!)
Sparking so much joy😍
I have two more booknooks and more Japanese books, so there is a vision for the whole shelf (3 levels)🤭

julesG 😍😍😍 9h
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3h
BookmarkTavern So beautiful! 37m
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Had to dash out from work for a blood test mid-morning & as it was nearing lunch & I was hangry, I grabbed a poke bowl. Then the rain started & I sat in my car & ate it while listening to the tagged book for #PemberLittens #JaneAdjacent The down side of the audiobook is that there are only 7 chapters so they don‘t line up with the print book. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Using Google Books “Look Inside” I found I got a bit past Chapter 4 so I‘m caught up to today. 😆

StayCurious You did a blood test and then had to listen to the quack doctor bleeding her! Oh my! 😄 20h
DebinHawaii @StayCurious Righ?! & I was eating lunch while listening! It made me appreciate modern medicine & med techs who are kind & don‘t roll their eyes when I insist I can‘t see the needle or I‘ll pass out! 😂 20h
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CatLass007 I have a similar complaint about how the audiobook chapters don‘t coincide with the print chapters. Also, what exactly is a poke bowl? I see the yummy avocados but what is it and what are its origins? In parts of the American South, people eat something called poke sallet, and poke is some sort of leafy green vegetable. (edited) 14h
CatLass007 Okay, google says a poke bowl is pronounced po-KAY. Poke sallet is a one syllable word. And google also explains each food. 14h
DebinHawaii @CatLass007 Yes, it looks like you got your answers! 😉 It‘s commonly raw fish (or there‘s tofu or other seafood) & the Hawaiian word means to slice or cut into pieces. I could pretty much eat it everyday whether on its own or over rice . This poke bowl is white rice on the bottom, mixed miso salmon & Hawaiian ahi pokes with avocado & tempura flakes on top. Poke is a staple here & has become popular in parts of the mainland too. 13h
CatLass007 I remember looking at menus of local restaurants here in East Tennessee and seeing that some of them serve poke bowls. But if the fish is raw, it sounds like a cousin to sushi. 13h
CatLass007 I remember looking at menus of local restaurants here in East Tennessee and seeing that some of them serve poke bowls. But if the fish is raw, it sounds like a cousin to sushi. There is a place called “Yum Sushi Burrito” that serves a poke bowl. I think I‘m really confused about a place that serves Japanese and Mexican. Unless there is an Asian dish called a burrito. No, no it actually is sushi served in a burrito, according to google. (edited) 13h
DebinHawaii @CatLass007 Fusion can be interesting —it either works well or doesn‘t. But I actually have put poke in taco shells & lots of places here have poke “nachos.” Although usually without cheese. 😉 13h
rwmg From seeing @DebinHawaii's pics over the years and reading the occasional book set in Hawaii, I got as far as rice bowl with fish and bits of this and that, so thanks for the explanation, and the pronunciation guide which I had no idea about. 13h
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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch.3-4: I‘m not certain I like Courtney yet. Even if she thinks she‘s in a dream, she‘s still a bit callous about everything. Like wanting to see who she assumes is her lower class lover - as a Jane Austen reader she should know how truly scandalous that would have been - a major no-no. She shouldn‘t find it amusing or be too blasé about it. Must be she doesn‘t realize the true consequences of her actions yet.

IndoorDame I think she‘s way past the point I would‘ve abandoned the it‘s a dream theory and started wondering if I was crazy or if there was some other explanation… 21h
vonnie862 @IndoorDame Yup, I too think she should realized by now that it's not a dream. 18h
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vonnie862 However, I am curious to find out who the real lover is. 18h
CatLass007 Has she speculated about having fallen into a Star Trek episode or some sort of parallel/alternate universe yet? I think it seems a lot like Sam Beckett Quantum Leaping into someone else‘s life. 14h
CatLass007 And that really is a gorgeous tortoiseshell cat. Your daily posts are absolutely wonderful. 14h
StayCurious @CatLass007 thank you so much! 10h
CatLass007 Aww. There‘s no reason to thank me for simply stating the truth. I‘m amazed at all the hard work you put in to hosting this #BuddyRead. And don‘t you host a Romance #BuddyRead? Wow. 9h
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I have been listening to this for #PemberLittens #JaneAdjacent #BuddyRead. I can‘t believe it‘s rated so low here on Litsy. The things that were the worst were the filthy waters at Bath, a doctor who doesn‘t wash his hands and forces bleeding on our heroine while she is held down by a maid, and an unloving, even evil mother who threatens to have her own daughter locked away in an insane asylum. I like the fantasy elements, which might (cont)⬇️

CatLass007 not appeal to everyone. But the love story that is at the heart of this novel and at the heart of every Jane Austen novel is lovely. All the misunderstandings and poor behaviors are addressed and our heroine(s) get a happily ever after. 2d
CatLass007 Let me put in my vote now for the January #PemberLitten #JaneAdjacent #BuddyRead. I don‘t really think it‘s a sequel, so much as a companion to this book. 2d
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Rip Through Time | Kelley Armstrong


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This was nothing like what I expected and I ended up really enjoying it. It wasn‘t very Christmassy but it was somewhat twisty and kept me listening to see how the story would unfold and then wrap up. Very light romance, which I enjoyed since I‘m not a huge romance reader, and a solid read. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 #wintergames #SantasBookshELVES

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#Pemberlittens #JaneAdjacent Ch.1-2: ooh what a great start - albeit a terrifying one. There‘s something really gruesome about 19th century medicine. How helpless were you to a doctor‘s whims, especially if you were a woman? Jane, or rather Courtney, had better learn to play the game quickly or else find herself in a madhouse 😳

AllDebooks Bipedal trout 🤣 2d
AllDebooks Joking aside, how horrific an experience to be completely dependent on men with no autonomy of your own! 2d
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CatLass007 Those were not the good old days. I‘ll be finishing the book soon and promise no spoilers. 2d
IndoorDame It really does drive home the horror. Even her mom is forced to go with it to protect herself and the other kids. 2d
Graciouswarriorprincess I‘m starting this but I agree with how awful to not have a life of your own but be completely dependent on a man! 2d
vonnie862 I wondered how I would react if I woke up in a different time period. I would be skeptical like Courtney at first. And shudder at the uncleanness medical tools and the backward thinking of cures during that time. 2d
CatLass007 Her mother is a snake. 2d
DebinHawaii I ended up using an Audible credit, so I‘ll be listening along. Can you add me to the tags, please.🤗 22h
BarkingMadRead That must have been terrifying, I‘ve never understood the whole bleeding thing either, and it would terrify me! 21h
mcctrish I read this already ( and I‘m shook I don‘t own it ) if I can get my hands on another copy then I will reread with you - I have the next one ( hoping for a sequel read in 2024 🙏🏻) and I honestly would get committed 7h
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#LetItSnow ❄️ #DecemberDreams 🎄🎅🏻🦌☃️❄️

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

Eggs Perfect 🩵❄️💙 2d
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**my brother got me a kindle so I‘ve been blowing through some books without reviewing, apologies up top for the inundation of reviews by me and terrible pics**

This was a reread- I ADORE this book. It‘s creepy and confusing and it was a perfect read during the Halloween season. Highly suggest picking it up if you haven‘t 5⭐️

The Anubis Gates | Tim Powers
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Casey loves a good dissolute lounge in the morning, and I‘m loving this book so far. It‘s packed full of STYLE from a bunch of different angles, with the kind of clear, punchy prose that practically reads itself. I‘m hoping for more time with it tonight.

WJCintron 🥹😍🤩 3d
dabbe Cozy Casey! 🖤🐾🖤 3d
HeyT This book has probably one of my favorite reactions to a rescue attempt ever because it is M O O D 2d
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