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marleed
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Pickpick

Perhaps it is my age, that I love to walk, that I love big cities. Or that one of my favorite people is an octogenarian who speaks with such eloquence that I stop and listen to anything she has to say.
...I loved this book!

#DearDecember @Eggs I‘m a day late for #AgingCharacters but this current read also matches today‘s #BlackGoldCovers

marleed @TheEllieMo and @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks Might I say this book (and I audio‘d some of it while walking) is mellifluous! 3d
Amiable This was one of my favorites from last year! I loved Lillian. 3d
NeedsMoreBooks Enjoyed this book 3d
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8little_paws Oh what a fun cover! 3d
MargaretPinardAuthor I did too, and I‘m 38 and in Portland OR..,I guess I am a city walking girl but don‘t think that had anything to do with appreciating the tender pathos in this book. 💗 3d
marleed @Amiable I‘ve had this on my shelves for a bit. There‘s something about finally grabbing a TBR book and then giving it a 5-star that makes it extra special. 3d
marleed @8little_paws I find myself just staring at the cover. I think it represents the book well. 3d
marleed @MargaretPinardAuthor You are close to the age of the author! I love how the author wrote a woman 50 years her senior! 3d
marleed @NeedsMoreBooks I‘m going to carry Lillian with me for a long time. 3d
Eggs Love everything about this! Beautiful cover 🖤🧡🖤🧡 3d
TheEllieMo @marleed everything about this looks like my kind of book! 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Eleanor 💙 3d
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MargaretPinardAuthor
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When I asked how old man of Blacker was particularly clever, he turned and looked at me with a withering eye. ‘Clever?‘ He said. ‘That Tim could knit you a pullover.‘ 🤣
#scotland #humor #drywit #wetcountry #collies

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TheEllieMo
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When I read this book when it was first published back in 2012, I imagined Harold as very elderly. According to Wikipedia, he‘s 65, a mere 14 years older than I am now. So not elderly at all!! 😉

#AgingCharacters #DearDecember @Eggs

Eggs “Elderly” is a relative term I suppose. Harold is younger than me 😂 Great choice! 4d
TheEllieMo @Eggs yes, when I was a teenager, 40 was elderly! Now, anyone my parents‘ age or below is still a spring chicken! 4d
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Hamlet
Time of Gifts | Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Pickpick

In the winter of 1933 a young man started a walk from Holland to Constantinople. This adventure hooked me right away. Fermor conveys the immediacy of his experience along with learnèd musings on the medieval history of the land (& some sad post WWII notes). His lively encounters along with his walker‘s perspective drive the book. His erudition can be dense at times—I have a new journal of ideas for him—but the joy of the trip makes it all work.

charl08 One of my favourites. 5d
Hamlet I hope more people discover it in this NYRB edition. 5d
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hike.read.repeat
A Philosophy of Walking | Frederic Gros
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Bailedbailed

I decided to bail even tho there were little nuggets that I liked. Not worth skimming all the other stuff. #cloudlibrary

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hike.read.repeat
A Philosophy of Walking | Frederic Gros
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Here‘s the inside. 😍🤩

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hike.read.repeat
A Philosophy of Walking | Frederic Gros
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Adorable smol library in Puhoi, NZ.

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Librarybelle
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Lillian reminisces her life on New Year‘s Eve in New York City. This is one of those that I should have read last year but did not...perhaps the way to end 2019?? #IllRemember #Movember

Cinfhen It can easily be a one sitting read and a lovely ode to NYC ~ perfect for this time of year 💚 (edited) 2w
squirrelbrain I loved this one! Definitely read it soon.... ❤️ 2w
marleed I hope to read this month. My favorite setting for a book is NYC so there is little excuse for me to have not read this - except that I love looking at the cover and anticipating it! 2w
NeedsMoreBooks I unexpectedly enjoyed this 💕 2w
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hike.read.repeat
A Philosophy of Walking | Frederic Gros
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A few pages in and I already like it.

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MargaretPinardAuthor
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Mehso-so

Not sure I like this particular packaging of walks. Descriptions are two to three pages, photos not all labeled, maps pretty bare... meh. Really like Nicholson‘s other work but may have had a marketing miss with this one...