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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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I'm catching up on my Seasonal Readalongs this afternoon. This is such a beautiful book. Divided into section Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. I've really enjoyed my reread.

"Autumn is the season of the Equinox, of fierce gales and big tides.....

Crinoline_Laphroaig "By the end of autumn the days are getting shorter again. The seabirds have left and the ravens have the cliffs to themselves. There are no more cruise ships in the harbour in Lerwick. Shetlanders prepare for the festivities of Christmas, Hogmanay, and Up Helly Aa, and for the cycle of the year to begin once more. #travelbybook #shetland 3mo
kspenmoll I love this series. 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @kspenmoll I'm kinda obsessed with Shetland 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Shetland Summer | Janet Lynnford
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I've gathered my #SeptemberStack.
Anything with Summer or September in the Title, Readalongs, and Challenges.

#fhbookclubchallenge
#yohohoahoymateys #septemberbythesea
#janeandtheexcellentreadalong
#travelbybook #shetland 🌊🏴‍☠️😎

Crinoline_Laphroaig Finishing my reread of this series 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Couldn't resist a September title 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Fictional Hangover Book Challenge Theme for September 🏴‍☠️ 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Some how I missed this MKA when it came out. 3mo
marleed I read a Fortnight in September last September and loved it so much that I bought copies for books. I actually think it adds to the reading experience if you read about when/how the book was written and edited beforehand. 3mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @marleed this makes me want to read it even more. 3mo
marleed Oh and this song playing in the background! https://youtu.be/v1pD1WihY3g 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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It's Hot and humid here in Oklahoma so it was lovely to escape to a Shetland Summer. You'll find some beautiful pictures of the Simmer Dim on shetland.org. https://www.shetland.org/blog/gallery-simmer-dim-in-shetland and video as well.
https://youtu.be/EA0VWJ4P7dY

#simmerdim #travelbybook #shetland

kspenmoll Love this series especially the descriptive settings & how they affect how people live & respond to these islands. 5mo
kspenmoll Thanks for the utube link! 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @kspenmoll You're Welcome! I just love it. Wish I was there it's going to be 100° tomorrow. 🥵 5mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I'm back to my Shetland reread as a way to escape the heat. I would gladly take the weather at Jimmy Perez's house rather than here in Oklahoma.

#travelbybook #shetland #summer

kspenmoll Just read this recently & loved it. 5mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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Continuing my Seasonal Read with Summer:
"Midsummer in Shetland is a season of long days, and in June there are times when the sun seems to slide towards the horizon and then reappear almost immediately. In midsummer the sun is up for eighteen hours and fifty minutes, contrasting with just five hours and thirty minutes in midwinter."

? The Scotsman

#travelbybook #shetland #summer

Susanita My sister is on a cruise around the British Isles, and their Shetland stop was canceled because of an incoming storm. 😕 5mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Dead Water | Ann Cleeves
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Rereading for #travelbybook #shetland and I just want to give Jimmy Perez a hug, tell him everything will be okay, and make him a cup of tea. 🫖

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Last night I finished my reread of Shetland Book 4. Husband was working late so I 'waited' up for Him. 😉

Loved seeing Jimmy Perez back on his home island. I'm assuming since author Ann Cleeves actually worked at Bird Observatory on Fair Isle at one time, descriptions of life there are pretty accurate, excepting all the murders.

#travelbybook #shetland #jimmyperez

Minor Spoilers in Comments.

Crinoline_Laphroaig Even knowing what was coming I was still blubbering over fictional characters. 😭 9mo
PhyllisH I love the Shetland series.😁 9mo
GingerAntics Yeah, I‘d hope the murdered weren‘t something she experienced there. 9mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @GingerAntics I read somewhere that she ended series after 8 books because 'how many people can get murdered in a small island chain?' 😆 9mo
GingerAntics @Crinoline_Laphroaig 🤣😂🤣 that is a fair point…. She‘d hate to make the murder rate really high around there. 9mo
rwmg I'm told that failing a major war Midsomer is the most dangerous place to live in the world 9mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @rwmg I just googled. 22 Seasons of Murder. 😮 9mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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❓❓❓ for my recent #IRLBookClub Discussion.

You're traveling to Shetland: Do you take the 1Hr ✈ from Mainland to Shetland or 12 HR 30 M Overnight ⛴ ?

You are gifted Season in Shetland: Winter w/Up Helly Aa 🔥 Festival, Short Days & Northern Lights? 🌌 Or Summer Simmer Dim & when no darkness happens? 😎

You make friends, they offer to teach a new skill: Fair Isle Knitting 🧶 or Sail the Seas? ⛵

#travelbybook #dreamingofshetland #wyr

LeahBergen The flight, the summer, and the Fair Isle knitting. 😆 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig 🚢 I drink Whisky, fall asleep on the sea, and wake up to beautiful views of Shetland and breakfast. I've always dreamed of seeing Northern Lights. 🌌 My knitting skills are limited to one super easy scarf. Would love to learn more. 🧶 10mo
ChasingOm 🚢 / 🌌 / 🧶 10mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig @ChasingOm we can travel together! 10mo
Susanita Ferry, Northern Lights, knitting 10mo
ChasingOm @Crinoline_Laphroaig 😍 Looks like we can invite @Susanita too! 😄 10mo
Susanita I‘m in! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Susanita @ChasingOm Meet y'all on the Boat! 😉 10mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Rereading. It‘s been 4 years since I read this. And I'd forgotten that ending! Also how all the middle aged people were having sex. Off page but still it was there. Yay! Thanks to my friend Haley that's also reading, I now see the Bella Sinclair as Shetland's Moira Rose.

Lots of character development for Inspector Perez. Setting of story during Simmer Dim when its never dark in Shetland was fascinating.

#travelbybook #shetland #simmerdim

Susanita Love these 10mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Susanita Jimmy Perez is one those characters I want to give a hug, telling them everything will be okay, and make them a cup of tea. 10mo
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