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Aimeesue

Aimeesue

Joined September 2016

We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one. ~ Doctor Who Yep, I'm holding a brain.
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Mma Ramotswe ❤️❤️❤️
#stella
#pibble

Tamra 💚💜 3d
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Jumping on the #nyrbbookclub train, if you‘ll have me. And let's face it, you might as well, because I'm just going to stalk the hashtag anyway. 😁 #nyrb

LeahBergen Haha! Perfect! 👏🏻👏🏻 4d
BarbaraBB Oooh you‘ve given it to the peer pressure. And you‘re right to! Such a great book 💜 4d
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Grandpa's Great Escape | David Walliams
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This bit cracked me up. The illustration is perfect! ❤️❤️

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The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
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On sale in US ebook stores!

Well-ReadNeck Thanks for the heads-up! Got it!! 6d
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Grandpa's Great Escape | David Walliams
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Rrrrrrruff day calls for a dog, a cup of tea, and a not-too-taxing book.
#dogsoflitsy
#pibble
#stella

TheSpineView Yes it does! 1w
mabell Hi Stella, you pretty girl!👋 ❤️🐶 7d
Aimeesue @mabell Pretty, but HEAVY. 😂😂😂 5d
mabell @Aimeesue Aren‘t they though?! Mine can quickly become 60 lbs of deadweight, especially when they are on my pillow 🤣😂 5d
Aimeesue @mabell 😂😂😂 5d
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The Blue Castle | L.M. Montgomery
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Good gracious! Not enjoyable books! Anything but enjoyable books! 😂

bookandbedandtea I love this book! 1w
LeahBergen I know! 😮😮 1w
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The Blue Castle | L.M. Montgomery
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I'm totally blaming this one on @LeahBergen
It's so good!

BarbaraJean Ohhhhh.... this is one of my all-time favorites!! 💜💜💜 1w
Aimeesue @BarbaraJean I am taking umbrage on Valancy's behalf! SO MUCH UMBRAGE! People are awful. But I can't wait to see what happens! 1w
BarbaraJean I KNOW!!! Umbrage is called for!! Her family is so terrible. Stay tuned for the vindication, though! 1w
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Aimeesue @BarbaraJean I can't wait! 1w
Eyelit One of my faves! Enjoy 😁 1w
Daisey It has been so long since I read this. I should make time for a reread! 1w
LeahBergen I‘m loving it! 😍😍 1w
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The Loved One is one of my favorites too, Flavia.

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THANKS DOGS! I GET A WHOLE CORNER OF THE BED TO MYSELF! No idea where my husband‘s going to sleep.
#dogsoflitsy
#pibble

TheBee ♥️ 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
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I ❤️ Persephone Biannually day!

LeahBergen Yes! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
BarbaraBB 😍 2w
quirkyreader Still waiting on mine. 2w
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Aimeesue @quirkyreader Hope it arrives soon! 2w
quirkyreader It arrived yesterday. 2w
Aimeesue @quirkyreader Huzzah! Enjoy. 2w
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Ain't it, though.

Weaponxgirl Yes! I hate the idea that the individual is to blame all on their own. There are plenty of reasons why people find it hard to eat well including food deserts, time when working several jobs to make ends meet, skills and money. It‘s ridiculous how cheap bad for you food is due to subsidies ect. 2w
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So glad I opened the package that the 30 pound bag of dog food was in — I‘d forgotten that I‘d preordered this book. Love love love Bee Wilson.

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Also on sale in US ebook stores

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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Ebook is in sale today in US stores

vumblereads Nice! Thank you! 2w
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#audiowalk with the doggos.
The audio version, read by Adepero Oduye, is excellent.

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Penguin Island | Anatole France
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Last book haul from Riverby Books until August when the daughter returns to school. I have no idea what Penguin Island is about, but how can one resist a book with a title like that?
#modernlibrary
#nyrb

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Any Human Heart | William Boyd
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"Never say you know the last word about any human heart." - He Ryan James

I've not read Boyd before, but am enjoying this. It'll be nice to finish up the teenage boy bit, though! ?

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Because I enjoyed Crooked Heart and Old Baggage (and WW2 home front stories in general,) I ordered this one. Quite good so far, although not as humorous as her others, but the Blitz doesn‘t tend to be if you‘re telling it true.

Suet624 I‘m reading Crooked Heart right now. I know someone on Litsy recommended it, but I can‘t remember who it was! I‘m enjoying it. 3w
Aimeesue @Suet624 Their finest hour was her first book, and not as good as Crooked Heart or Old Baggage, IMO. This one was her first, and it seems like she hadn't found her voice yet. Still a good read, though! 3w
Suet624 Thanks for letting me know. 3w
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While I'd rather be reading some amusing fiction, I feel that as a citizen who uses and probably abuses a lot of earth's resources I should get a grip on what we can do to change things.

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Nonsense Novels | Stephen Leacock
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Completely ridiculous. ?
“"This singular occurrence was interpreted by Q, no doubt correctly, to indicate his own approaching death. I did what I could to remove this feeling, but it was impossible to do so, and he presently wrung my hand and left me, firmly convinced that he would not live till morning."
“Good heavens!" I exclaimed, "and he died that night?"
“No, he did not," said Annerly quietly, "that is the inexplicable part of it."”

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Travels With My Aunt | Greene, Graham
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Ebook's on sale. The only one of his novels I like enough to read again. It's quite funny.
#kindledeals

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Not my usual thing, but I was in the mood for something light and funny (and modern-ish, no offense, PG Wodehouse) and this is doing the job nicely. Plus, the fact that it's a take on a take of Austen just amuses the heck out of me. 😁

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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Somebody wishes this was REAL gingerbread. Sluiuurp.
#dogsoitsy
#pitbullsoflitsy
#pibble
#stella

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Great Granny Webster (Revised) | Caroline Blackwood
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I‘m not sure that someone who “took the sea air” by having a hired chauffeured Royce driven up and down the road by the shore would pick her own flowers, but the azaleas are simply popping today.
#nybr

Tamra I loved this novella! 1mo
Aimeesue @Tamra It's SO good! 1mo
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The power of book recs from people whose taste you trust. I never would've picked this one if not for @jillrhudy 's review. It's a whole lotta fun with Victorian classics spun through women's looms, which gives them whole different cast. SUCH fun!
Listening to the audio while #audiowalking with the doggos.

jillrhudy It‘s not serious fiction but I found it really funny! 1mo
Aimeesue @jillrhudy It IS very funny. I love the meta- meta - fictional asides. 😄 1mo
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Old Baggage | Lissa Evans
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batsy Ha, this is a perfect description! 1mo
Tanisha_A Hahahah 1mo
BiblioLitten 😁 1mo
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Old Baggage | Lissa Evans
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There's a touch of Wodehouse in Evans' character descriptions.

LeahBergen That‘s great! 😄 1mo
readordierachel Oh, I love this! 1mo
batsy Oh, this is another perfect one! 1mo
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Old Baggage | Lissa Evans
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A rainy night, a book, and a London Fog. My idea of perfect. I used to drink them back in the day, but I'd forgotten how much I like them until my daughter announced her discovery of a London Fog in a tea shop a few months ago. London Fog = Earl Grey tea + vanilla + a splash of milk. I use vanilla syrup because I take sugar anyway, but Harney & Sons makes a Victorian London Fog tea, if adding sugar ain't your thing.

Melissa_J Love London Fog! I‘ve also had apple cinnamon fog (with caramel syrup) and it‘s delicious too 😋 1mo
Hoopiefoot I ❤️ London fogs. Enjoy! 1mo
Tamra Oh, that sounds delicious! 1mo
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Aimeesue @Tamra SO delicious. I'm not a huge fan of Earl Grey on it's own, but the vanilla works some sort of tea magic with bergamot. Strange, huh? 1mo
Aimeesue @Melissa_J Oooh, I'll have to try with apple cinnamon and caramel. Maybe in the fall, though. 😄 1mo
Aimeesue @Hoopiefoot Thanks! I DID. And I'm going to enjoy another one today! 1mo
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Old Baggage | Lissa Evans
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Ha!

jillrhudy Descriptions of this nature are so very Us, aren‘t they? 1mo
Aimeesue @jillrhudy They are, darling, they are. Redolent of Plum, yes? 1mo
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Old Baggage | Lissa Evans
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I ordered this one after reading Crooked Heart, which was great. This takes place before CH and gives Mattie a starring role, much deserved. I‘ve had the same conversations with modern women who are complacent about their rights and say they “don‘t need feminism.” Frankly, that amazes me.

DGRachel Love that cover! 1mo
Aimeesue @DGRachel Isn‘t it just gorgeous? ❤️ 1mo
Melissa_J That cover is fabulous! 1mo
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Izai.Amorim People take their rights for granted and forget that every single one of them was won after a long and literally bloody fight. Many people have died so that we can have these rights now. They were not given us by the powers that be. They were taken. 1mo
Tanisha_A @Izai.Amorim Amen. 1mo
Aimeesue @Izai.Amorim @Tanisha_A EXACTLY. And they don't realize how quickly we can lose those rights in the event of "a National Emergency" or though attrition via carefully enacted, innocuous- seeming laws. This administration is just killing me inside. 1mo
Izai.Amorim @Aimeesue @Tanisha_A This administration is killing everyone inside, even people who live very far away from the US. It will end someday but the damage it's done is here to stay. Especially in the environment... 1mo
Suet624 Women are losing ground so quickly it‘s stunning. 1mo
Aimeesue @Izai.Amorim Indeed. The amount of nonsense we Americans@believe is insane, and a lot of it's because we haven't had to deal with the fallout. Apparently it's now an Amer. characteristic - take undue advantage of your privilege and screw everybody else (women's rights, environment, vaccination, health care. List is endless. Makes me so angry. 1mo
Aimeesue @Suet624 And a lot of them couldn't care less. Thanks, privilege! 1mo
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Yes, I'm reading my signed copy. I *assume* that's his signature - I won a signed copy in a drawing from the publisher. Kinda looks like they had the mailroom guy scribble random words on the title page though. 😆
#AnglophilesAnonymous

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Untilted | Autechre
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Samplergal Just downloaded mine. Thanks for reminding us.!, 1mo
Aimeesue @Samplergal I always forget! Thank goodness Litsy peeps are here to remind us! 1mo
Annl Thanks! 1mo
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Rooster friend at the plant nursery where I get my herby annuals. AND they had some bay laurels this year, so I will be able to grow my own bay leaves forever!!!!!

Sorry. I get really excited about culinary plants in the spring. ☘️🌿🌱🍃🌾

tournevis As well you should get excited! 1mo
Aimeesue @tournevis See, that's what I think. My kids are all "Gosh, basil. Again. Yay." ? 1mo
tournevis @Aimeesue But, think of all the pesto you'll make! 1mo
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LeahBergen He looks a little stern and full of himself. 😆😆 1mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen Hé grabbed my pants leg and tried to peck me when I was checking out. Guess I offended him in some way. Or he just hates the paparazzi. ? 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 1mo
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Fifth Business | Robertson Davies
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The ebook's on sale in US stores.
I read it in the last year or so and it is very, very good. Recommended.
#KindleDeals

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Book haul, vol.2. Thirkell, Thirkell, Thirkell!
(NB: That is ridiculously fun to say out loud)

Emilymdxn Calvino! Amazing 1mo
CarolynM Love those Thirkells! (edited) 1mo
LeahBergen Thirkells!! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Book haul, vol 1
Stoped by Riverby Books in Fredericksburg today. Adding to my collections of #ModernLibrary and #nybr books.

LeahBergen The Elizabeth David looks lovely! 1mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen I was quite pleased about finding that one! 1mo
batsy What a fantastic haul ! 1mo
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Shephard had a remarkable style, which we all remember from Pooh, of course. Lovely little reprint from #SlightlyFoxed. I just adore their tiny books.

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All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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Can you even imagine???? The horror! 😂

CarolynM 😂 1mo
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All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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There you go @LeahBergen My copy of All Passion Spent. US first,SunDial Press, 1931

Sometimes good stuff comes through the Book Sorting and I get it cheap. Or free, in this case, as it was PUT ON THE DISCARD PILE!!!!!

LeahBergen Ohhh! It‘s glorious! 😍😍 1mo
batsy Ooooh 😍 1mo
Tanisha_A 😍 1mo
readordierachel Wow 😍 1mo
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In spring,my fancies turn to thoughts of gardening. And as I have not lived around here long enough to have any sense of when to plant things, I‘ve been reading Henry Mitchell.
I bought a used copy several months ago. I was reading it today, and out fell a beautiful watercolor bookmark. Fleurs. Perfect. 🌺🌸🌼🌻

Aimeesue NB: I am the laziest gardener ever. I want my yard planted with perennials that basically take care of themselves. I would like it if vegetables could do the same, but alas, I must eat more than rhubarb and asparagus 2mo
Centique @Aimeesue I sympathise! My garden is full of agaves which need no care at all 😆 We do a small vege garden too (zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes usually) but the kids water and harvest that. 1mo
Aimeesue @Centique My dream is to have an edible landscape around my house. I already have rhubarb, raspberries, violets, mint, and hostas. This year I'm putting in roses (that bear hips well,) more hostas, a redbud tree, an asparagus bed, and, in the fall, tulips. And maybe a persimmon tree, though the deer would probably get that. (edited) 1mo
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One Man's Garden | Henry Mitchell
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Ha! Henry Miller and I definitely feel the same way about cherry trees. They‘re lovely, for about five minutes, but then there‘s the rest of the year.

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Stinkiest of trees, the Bradford pear
Sheds reeking blossoms o'er my hair,
And stands about suburban lawns
Dropping pollen before the dawn.

Now of my fifty- something years,
I've missed many due to tears
And sneezes, running nose
Kept me inside, away from those.

And since to hide from awful trees
Steals a day from blooms and breeze,
Of Benedryl I shall partake
And then beat those stupid trees with rakes.

(Deepest apologies to A.E.Housman)

Aimeesue I really REALLY hate Bradford pear trees. They're awful. (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi But they look beautiful! 2mo
Aimeesue @Crazeedi I will not be fooled by reeking evil dressed up in flowery beauty!!!! They are EVIL, I tell you! 😄 (edited) 2mo
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Crazeedi @Aimeesue LOL🤣🤣 2mo
Anna40 Love it 😂🤣😂 2mo
bookandbedandtea I love this because I too have one of these trees. I love the way it looks but the smell! It smells like dead fish. 🤢 I'm a good month away from the experience as spring comes late here. 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 They‘re stinky?? I wonder if we have these in my part of Canada? 🤔 2mo
batsy Ahahaha! 2mo
Aimeesue @bookandbedandtea Exactly. We call them "stinky fish trees" as my son did when he was in preschool. They're horrible. 2mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen For your sake, I hope not! 2mo
readordierachel 😂😂😂 2mo
Severnmeadows Brilliant homage to Housman! 1mo
Aimeesue @Severnmeadows Why, thank you. I do love the original! 1mo
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One dog up and one dog down, because this is the one and only chair we have in our entire house and they couldn‘t possibly lay anywhere else but on top of me. 🙄
#dogsoflitsy
#pitbullsoflitsy
#pibble

britt_brooke 😆 So cute, though! 💚🐾 2mo
AlaMich And you wouldn‘t have it any other way, right? 😉🐶🐶❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Aimeesue @AlaMich Well, for about ten minutes. Then my legs fall asleep! 😂 2mo
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Wartime scammers and hustlers -including a 10 year old boy - in London during the Blitz. Oddly heartwarming in parts. Kind of reminds me of Warlight, minus the spying and the adult distance from events, and a bit squishier.

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Alice | Elizabeth Eliot
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"The Principal, Miss Hartley-Jones, said that she would be very pleased to have me as a pupil, and that she was sure I would be very happy with them. She mentioned that of course all her pupils were gentlewomen. I was beginning to wonder where really common people learned to type. Maybe they just picked it up for themselves." Hahahaha!

Thanks, @LeahBergen for sharing this book - I'm really enjoying it.
@jillrhudy You'd like this. SO Mitfordish!

LeahBergen This bit made me laugh! Isn‘t Margaret appealingly dim? 😆 2mo
jillrhudy Downloaded and at the ready! 2mo
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Last Chance to See | Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine
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On sale in US ebook stores. Although it's unspeakably sad in many ways, it is still one of my favorite books.
And yes, THAT Douglas Adams.
#Kindledeal

Tamra Thank you for posting! 2mo
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“Repulsive Dinners: A Memoir”

Hahahahahahaha!

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Rescued this one from the discard pile when the book sale was over. The light tone was good for the brain- fried me and I cooked two things today. Admittedly, one was because I just didn‘t want to change out of pajama pants to go out and get it, but I now feel like I‘ve accomplished something today. 😄

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Gotta love snarky marginalia in a 100+ year old book. 😂

This is a circa 1906 edition from Collins‘ Clear-Type Press. It‘s a lovely little 4x6 illustrated edition. Worth virtually nothing, but gorgeous.

merelybookish Delightful! 😂 2mo
Aimeesue @merelybookish If any of my books are still around in 100 years, people can laugh at me too. I tend to write things like ‘‘oh, hell no!‘‘ and ‘‘!!!‘‘and ‘‘NOPE!‘‘in the margins. Or sometimes a face with angry eyebrows. 😂 (edited) 2mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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History books in the fireplace room
#booksale