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AlaMich

AlaMich

Joined December 2016

Reading books since 19somethingorother
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I just can‘t.

#downwithmovietieins

Avanders 🤭😁 1mo
lost.in.a.book 😂😂😂 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
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JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 1mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 4w
AlaMich @LeahBergen Thank you! ☺️ 4w
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 4w
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 3w
AlaMich @Aimeesue Whyyyyy do they have to ruin wonderful books with appalling tie-in covers?? 😩 3w
Sace I despise tie in covers 😡 2w
AlaMich @RestlessFickleBookHoarder So do I, but this one, with the giant face and trickling blood, is especially heinous. 2w
Sace The "smolder" is pretty annoying too ? 2w
LauraBeth 😹😹 6d
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The Scar | China Miville
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I love China Mieville, but he is waaayyyy too fond of the word “puissance.”
Don't know the meaning? Neither does anyone else.

#thesaurus #ilostcount

Aimeesue Author's pet words get to be SO grating. No one has used that word in conversation in… ever, China! 😂😂😂 1mo
AlaMich @Aimeesue Pet words...😡 I always wonder, where the heck was the editor? 1mo
Aimeesue @AlaMich Right? I love the word “sussuration” but I‘m never going to USE it because even autocorrect wants to change it to “sissy rations.” Ha! (edited) 1mo
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Gezemice @Aimeesue lol! China Mieville is a thesaurus. I have only read one of his but I had to make a list of words with meanings. 1mo
Susannah Don‘t you hate that? It gets so you‘re just waiting for the next time you see the author‘s pet word. 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
AlaMich @Gezemice He really is! Which I mostly love about him. 😊 1mo
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Judith Ivey narrating this tale is an absolute delight. I couldn‘t say whether her Minnesota accents are accurate but I sure am enjoying the heck out of them!

#audiobooks

Christine I adored her narration of this!! And as someone who grew up in Wisconsin and went to college in Minnesota, I found her accents to be pretty darn good! 😁 1mo
AlaMich @Christine I‘m going to have to check out other books she‘s narrated. 1mo
Reggie I kept reading this with a Southern accent in my head. I had to keep saying Minnesota! 1mo
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Cathythoughts Interesting 🤔 I have an audible credit... love that southern accent too 1mo
AlaMich @Reggie I would be the same if I were reading the print version. Judith Ivey=southern accent to me too. 😆 1mo
AlaMich @Cathythoughts I highly recommend it!! 1mo
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The Scar | China Miville
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Reading on the patio, late summer edition.

“Yes, technically it is still summer,” she said, a bit over-emphatically.

LauraBeth It was 100 degrees at my house yesterday and our neighborhood pool closes today ☹️ 1mo
AlaMich @LauraBeth Because of course. 1mo
saresmoore @LauraBeth When are we humans in the south going to learn that summer lasts THROUGH September? 1mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore 😹 never - we are never going to learn that! I‘d be willing to pay more in HOA fees if they‘d keep the pool open for another month. 1mo
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Christmas at High Rising | Angela Thirkell
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LeahBergen Oh, I love this cover. I actually love all the covers that Virago did for Thirkell‘s novels. 😍 1mo
CarolynM ❤️ Angela Thirkell, and great cover! 1mo
BarbaraBB 😍😍 1mo
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Cathythoughts Gorgeous cover 1mo
Centique OMG that is fabulous! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 1mo
emilyhaldi Gorgeous 😍😍😍 1mo
saresmoore Beautiful! 1mo
AlaMich @saresmoore Thus far I have managed to restrain my impulse to embark on a Virago/Thirkell buying spree 👍 1mo
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The Scar | China Miville
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Reading about ravenous, terrifying mosquito-women right before bed is a perfectly sensible thing to do, right? 😬 #nightmares

valeriegeary You'll be fine 🙈 1mo
AlaMich @valeriegeary Lemme just tell you, I will have images from that mosquito-woman scene burned in my brain forever!! 1mo
rwmg This is on my virtual TBR shelf. Now I'm beginning to wonder if it was such a good idea 1mo
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AlaMich @rwmg It‘s a great book, don‘t get me wrong. If you‘ve never read Mieville, I‘d recommend starting with The City and The City. But yeah, if your “weird ick” threshold is low, you may want to give this a pass. 😊 1mo
rwmg @AlaMich I got through Embassytown and Perdido Street Station reasonably unscathed 1mo
AlaMich @rwmg Ah, okay, so you‘re a Mieville vet! I‘ve really been enjoying The Scar, so I say go for it! 1mo
rwmg @AlaMich 😁👍 1mo
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The Scar | China Miville
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Only on page 5 and I‘ve already had to look up three words in the dictionary. I love China Miéville!! ?

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In the Woods | Tana French
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tfw when you just want to slap the stupid out of a character!! 😠

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It‘s delightfully cool and breezy today, after the heat wave of last week. A lovely morning with a good book and a glass of homemade cold brew!
#summerreading

arlenefinnigan I loved this book. The last line ✊ 2mo
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We are taking a humidity break at the Sister Bay, Wisconsin library. 🥵 📚

Gotta love libraries!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
#doorcounty

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FINALLY I get to take a #bookandpool picture too!! Perfect pool day up here in #doorcounty , and I‘m enjoying this book.

#summer

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Moonlight | Rachel Hawthorne
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View from our motel window in #doorcounty Wisconsin. It doesn‘t suck.

#summer #vacation #wisconsin

Megabooks 👍🏻😍😍 3mo
Cathythoughts Love it ♥️ 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Omg, that looks like the ocean instead of a lake!!👍🏽 3mo
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AlaMich @JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s Lake Michigan for you. 😊 3mo
AlaMich @Megabooks @Cathythoughts Yes, it‘s pretty wonderful. 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Outstanding!!! Enjoy!🏖 3mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 3mo
BookHoarder32 😱 Love Door County! Enjoy! 3mo
wanderinglynn Gorgeous photo! 3mo
Aims42 Beautiful!! Hoping to get there in September 🥰 3mo
AlaMich @Aims42 Well, I can definitely recommend the Beachfront Inn in Bailey‘s Harbor!! 3mo
Aims42 @AlaMich Sweet!! Is the bookstore still there? I haven‘t been up there in 5 years, but am so excited to visit again. My family camps in Egg Harbor usually, but we‘ve eaten in Bailey‘s Harbor many times lol 3mo
AlaMich @BookHoarder32 @Leftcoastzen @wanderinglynn It‘s my first time here and I love it! 3mo
AlaMich @Aims42 A bookstore in BH? I don‘t think so. 3mo
Aims42 @AlaMich I just looked it up ‘Novel Ideas‘ was the name of it, it closed 😢 But there are some other independent bookstores on the peninsula, so all is not lost 🤗 3mo
AlaMich @Aims42 Novel Bay Booksellers in Sturgeon Bay was a great bookstore. Small, but a nice selection. Wm. Caxton in Ellison Bay is the epitome of a musty used bookstore, but it was fun, and the owner was very interesting to talk to. 3mo
Aims42 @AlaMich Sounds like you had a fun time exploring 👍🏻 Our camping reservations have been made for September, staying in Ellison Bay. I may or may not have started a countdown on my work calendar 😂😉 3mo
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#thehat #lilithjuly

I‘ve never met anyone else who knows of this Seuss, but it was on my shelf as a kid and I reread it often.

@Cinfhen @KarenUK

Betty I enjoyed this one as a kid!!! 3mo
AlaMich @Betty So that makes two of us who know it! 😊 3mo
Reviewsbylola Count me as one who did not know. 🙋🏼‍♀️ 3mo
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AlaMich @Reviewsbylola There‘s also Bartholomew and the Oobleck, which is a ton of fun to make with kids. It‘s slime AND science!! https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/how-to-make-oobleck/ 3mo
KarenUK No idea too! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 3mo
AlaMich @Reviewsbylola @KarenUK I don‘t know why it‘s so obscure. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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“Which shall I choose? A, B, C...? Red, green, purple...? I think I‘ll read—oh, look, A FLY!!”

-Maddie the Cat
#catsoflitsy

LeahBergen 😆😆 4mo
ladym30 Great photo!❤️ 4mo
Libby1 😻 4mo
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AlaMich @LeahBergen @ladym30 @Libby1 She‘s really quite the intellectual! 😹 4mo
saresmoore I love this so much! 4mo
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“Bring the books to the kids, not the kids to the books.”

Putting books in barbershops and laundromats in struggling neighborhoods so antsy kids can practice their reading or enjoy the pictures...best idea I‘ve heard in a long time!!!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/books/kids-books-barbershops-laundromats.html...

Cathythoughts Tooo cute 4mo
cathysaid ❤ this so much. What a great idea. 4mo
MicheleinPhilly I was just going to post this! Made my heart swell 3 sizes. ☺️ 4mo
wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️ this! 4mo
AlaMich @cathysaid @MicheleinPhilly @wanderinglynn And it‘s such a simple idea, too. 4mo
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Conviction | Denise Mina
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Maureen Corrigan raves about Denise Mina‘s new standalone thriller in the Washington Post #thriller #newbooks

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/in-conviction-a-womans-innoce...

LeahBergen This sounds good! 4mo
AlaMich @LeahBergen It really does! And I like the idea of a stand-alone; sometimes you just want a one-and-done, ya know? 😉 4mo
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Casino Royale | Ian Fleming
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I chose this when aimlessly searching Libby for an audiobook. I‘ve never read a James Bond book and I learned through a little digging that there is a set of audio editions read by British celebrities. This is not in and of itself a thing to be sought out. But so far, Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame has just the right sort of smooth purr I would associate with James Bond. #audiobooks #jamesbond

callielafleur Casino Royale has the best explanation of the rules of baccarat that I've ever come across. Very helpful when watching the older Bond movies! 4mo
AlaMich @callielafleur I will have to be on the lookout for that! I have less than no idea how baccarat is played. 😊 4mo
Suet624 That‘s great! 4mo
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Courting Darkness | Robin LaFevers
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I was very excited when I was reminded of this book by @alanacristin It‘s a follow-up to the His Fair Assassin YA fantasy trilogy, which is awesome! Girls being trained to become assassin nuns in the service of Death in 15th century Brittany/France! 🙋🏻‍♀️

And I was glad to learn that the tagged book is the first in a duology. Not every story needs to be a trilogy; too often there ends up being too much book and not enough story.

Ashley_Nicoletto I didn‘t realize this was a follow up to a different series. Do we think I need to read the first series before reading this one? 4mo
AlaMich @Ashley_Nicoletto On LaFevers‘ website, she states that she wrote CD so that people who hadn‘t read the trilogy would still enjoy it. IMO, you would enjoy it more if you had read the first three. And of course, they are very good books in their own right. 4mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I‘ll will have to look them up! I‘ve never read anything of hers, but I acquired this one recently. 4mo
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AlaMich @Ashley_Nicoletto You‘re in for a treat! The first is 4mo
baes I love that pigeon bookmark. ❤️ 4mo
AlaMich @baes Courtesy of my wife, the first grade teacher! 4mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @AlaMich The library had it with no hold list! Looks like I‘m moving it up. 4mo
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Shades of Grey: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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A perfect morning in the garden, reading Jasper Fforde‘s Shades of Grey (no, not THAT Shades of Grey!!).

It‘s an enjoyable, funny satire despite the prodigious amount of time Fforde spends showing us the world he‘s created. I‘m listening to the #audiobook, which is excellent, as well as reading it on my #kobo.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I need a sequel to this one pronto. 4mo
AlaMich @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I think he plans to, right? But he sure is taking his time about it. 4mo
BookHoarder32 I agree on the sequels . At least he's writing again 😁 4mo
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AlaMich @BookHoarder32 Yeah, Early Riser sounds pretty good. 4mo
BookHoarder32 It really is! That's the most recent one I've read of his. 4mo
BookHoarder32 The satire and the world are more similar to Shades of Grey than his Thursday Next series. 4mo
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Mostly Dead Things | Kristen Arnett
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The Washington Post says that it “captures the humor and strangeness of Florida without the easy stereotypes.”

Also, it‘s #lgbtqai #lgbt #queer #pride 🏳️‍🌈

TheLibrarian I am so excited about this book that I actually pre-ordered it which rarely happens. 5mo
AlaMich @TheLibrarian It sounds great, and a good review for a debut novel! 5mo
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It may appear as though Maddie is using my book as a pillow, but she is actually ensuring that all future borrowers know that This Is Maddiez Buk.
She is a compulsive marker. 🤷🏻‍♀️😻

#catsoflitsy

batsy Look at that sweet face! 😍 5mo
AlaMich @batsy Don‘t be deceived! 😆 5mo
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City of Stairs | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Mini #library #bookhaul just now. I skimmed a couple of pages in the Arikawa book and it sounds charming! 😻

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I‘m visiting my dad and spent a good part of the day hiking around the Presidio in San Francisco, some of it inadvertently 😆. The third Maisie Dobbs book is my vacation read on this trip.
#sanfrancisco

Kaye Good step count and great scenery. So pretty. 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Can‘t beat that location! 5mo
AlaMich @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kaye It is beautiful! I came prepared for it to be windy and cold and I was way overdressed. 5mo
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TheSpineView Doing good! 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 5mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! Miss the city by the bay. 5mo
AlaMich @TheSpineView @BookwormAHN Thanks! @Leftcoastzen I do too, when I‘m back in Chicago. 5mo
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A Darkness More Than Night | Michael Connelly
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🎶Another one bites the dust, hey hey, another one bites the dust 🎶

This Bosch book is getting DNFed at 25% read. I‘ve enjoyed other Bosch titles, but this one so far hasn‘t featured much of him at all. I‘m flying to California on Sunday and I want something for the trip that I‘m actually looking forward to picking up again when I have to put it down. #bosch

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A Darkness More Than Night | Michael Connelly
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I am using my new Kobo Clara HD for the first time and so far I like it much more than my 2nd gen Paperwhite. It‘s easier to hold because it‘s lighter, and the orangey Comfortlight is a welcome improvement for night reading. I even accidentally borrowed a library ebook with it last night, as it has integrated OverDrive . #kobo

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The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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The Dud Avocado has been quite a ride! Looking up from the book and realizing I wasn‘t actually in Paris in 1955 was disorienting. Sally Jay might not be the most sympathetic or likable of characters, but her immaturity and self-absorption are pretty authentic for a 22 year old. And it‘s FUNNY!!
#nyrb

BarbaraBB I have heard so many good things about this one! 6mo
merelybookish This book is a delight! 🥑💚 6mo
AlaMich @BarbaraBB it‘s a great book. There is no plot to speak of, so if that is a bookish pet peeve of yours, steer clear. You are just along for the ride with Sally Jay. 😊 6mo
AlaMich @merelybookish It is! One Amazon review I read complained that Sally Jay doesn‘t do any thing positive or contribute in any way. Really?! 🙄 6mo
merelybookish @AlaMich What a downer! I'd choose hanging out with Sally Jay over that reviewer any day! 6mo
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Bye Bye Baby | Fiona Mcintosh
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I pulled the trigger and converted from being a Kindler to a Koboite (the Clara HD). Well, not completely, if I‘m honest. I still have a lot of books on my Kindle and I also have a Fire. But it will mostly be Kobo going forward. It‘s considerably lighter than the Kindle (yes, I weighed them on my food scale 😆), and I love the warmer Comfortlight. #kobo

CouronneDhiver I really like my Kobo app... planning to ask for a reader for Christmas. 🤞🏽 6mo
AlaMich @CouronneDhiver Do you use the app on your phone or tablet? I assume the app and the ereaders use the same interface etc. 6mo
CouronneDhiver On my phone 6mo
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The Devils of Cardona | Matthew Carr
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Bailedbailed

I just can‘t anymore. I am 25% into this book, and there are SO MANY characters, 80% of whom are men. I like the story and I know that the male-centric cast is somewhat due to the setting (16th century Spain), but still.

Cathythoughts I love a good bail 👍🏻 it‘s over & moving on ... love the moving on part ... next book ♥️👍🏻 (edited) 6mo
AlaMich @Cathythoughts I agree, although I‘m a little disappointed because this was one of those books that was sooo in my wheelhouse. But yeah...NEXT!! 😀 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cathythoughts Yes! I‘m with you, I do it rarely, but it can be so cathartic! 6mo
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If you‘re in the market for an excellent fantasy adventure, look no further than the Gentlemen Bastards! This is a super adventure-y, heist-y read, and it is one of a very few 700-ish page chunksters which I did NOT feel would have benefited from considerable trimming. It‘s pretty great on audio, too! There is a fair amount of violence, however. 5 ⭐️

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Tabby Cats | Julie Murray
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readordierachel Awww 💕 6mo
Leftcoastzen Tabby cuteness!😻 6mo
rretzler 😻Beautiful kitty 6mo
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Texreader Awwwww! Miss my kitty while on my work trip! 6mo
batsy That face 😍 6mo
LeahBergen Ohhh! ❤️❤️ 6mo
Erofan 😍😻 6mo
Clwojick 😻 😻 😻 😻 😻 😻 3mo
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I have a problem here and I‘m not talking about this atrocity of a cover. 🤢
The Hoopla audiobook app makes backing up or going forward a royal pain. The scrubbing bar is SO TINY! If your book is more than a couple of hours long, it‘s an exercise in frustration. Am I missing something?
#awfulcovers #hoopla #audiobooks

LauraJ With you 💯% 7mo
RachelO Wow! That‘s ridiculous! 7mo
emtobiasz Some day Hoopla will adopt chapter/track markers the way Libby has... I hope. Until then, I will grumble about it in every review I write. 7mo
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AlaMich @emtobiasz Yes! Libby‘s app is great for audio! Hoopla is the worst!! 7mo
AlaMich @LauraJ Can‘t they just copy Libby, as @emtobiasz suggests?! 7mo
Centique I am on hold for this at the library - not the audio version though luckily! 7mo
AlaMich @Centique The audio version is actually great! I highly recommend it. The narrator does terrific voices. It‘s just that I borrowed it through the Hoopla app, which is not particularly user-friendly. 6mo
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Her Majesty letting me know that I have a caused a Disturbance and she is Displeased. 😆
In other news, I am currently enjoying my newest heist novel. #catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen 😹Yep, I get that! 7mo
AlaMich @Leftcoastzen We would never tolerate that degree of narcissism in a human companion, but cats...whaddya gonna do? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
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Despite living in Chicago forever, I have never been to Door County. Soooo...we are planning a visit there this summer, and I would love bookstore recommendations! Or any
“must do” recommendations, really. 😊
#wisconsin #doorcounty

Tamra We‘ve only been once but we‘re planning on a trip that includes Door County this spring. 👍🏾 (edited) 7mo
AlaMich @Tamra Any favorites from your last trip? 7mo
Tamra @AlaMich oh my gosh it was so long ago and short that I don‘t recall specifics. It was just pretty and lots of cherries. 😄 7mo
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AlaMich @Tamra ❤️ 🍒 🥧 7mo
BookHoarder32 Ooo enjoy! I love Door County. Definitely go to Al Johnson's to see the goats on the roof (and maybe eat there). 🐐 7mo
AlaMich @BookHoarder32 Thanks for the advice! 😊 7mo
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Emily of New Moon | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Anyone else watching Russian Doll and thinking they need to read Emily of New Moon now? I was a fan of Anne of Green Gables but I never read the Emily books. But if Nadia likes ‘em, that‘s good enough for me!
#russiandoll #lmmontgomery

rubyslippersreads I'm a lifelong Emily fan, so I want to watch Russian Doll. 😊 7mo
batsy What @rubyslippersreads said ❤️ 7mo
AlaMich @rubyslippersreads @batsy I love the show, but it‘s kind of batsh*t! 😆 7mo
Centique I loved this show - gawd it made me laugh. Have you finished now? 7mo
AlaMich @Centique I have finished it, and loved it as well! I think Natasha Lyonne is brilliant in it. Well, she‘s a great actor all around. (edited) 6mo
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The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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#currentlyreading The Tempest to prep for Miranda in Milan. I‘ve never read The Tempest before and I don‘t have much background with WS in general, but I‘m enjoying it. It seems as though people are very divided on The Tempest, that you either love it or hate it.
I‘m also listening to the Arkangel production of the play, to round out the whole experience. 😊
#shakespeare #thetempest

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The Relic Master: A Novel | Christopher Buckley
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In 16th century Germany and Switzerland, Dismas tracks down the relics of saints for his two wealthy and powerful patrons. But that pesky Martin Luther is acting up and the relic trade is in peril. So Dismas and his painter friend Dürer decide to fake a relic so Dismas can retire to his beloved Alps. What could possibly go wrong? Funny historical heist fiction, if that‘s your jam. #currentlyreading #historicalfiction

Leftcoastzen 😻 7mo
mreads ❤🐱 7mo
batsy I didn't know I needed "funny historical heist fiction" until you described it ? Sounds good! 7mo
AlaMich @batsy 😆 The audio is good too! 7mo
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The Relic Master: A Novel | Christopher Buckley
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1. Tagged
2. Working
3. Nope
4. Yes, a looonnggg time ago, and I would love to go back!! I even got a sunburn there, and I didn‘t think that was a possible thing! 😉@wanderinglynn #hellothursday
5. Hello @BookishMeanderings 😊

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 7mo
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Communism | Tom Lansford
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#veryshortintroductions are so perfect for filling the glaring gaps in one‘s knowledge base...

And very helpful for background information to complement one‘s reading...

SailorMoon Does it have a philosophycal point of view or more like historical and political? Seems interesting 8mo
AlaMich @SailorMoon The way I would describe the VSI series is that they fill a niche between reading a Wikipedia article about a topic and reading a full-on scholarly book. They‘re written by experts in whatever field, but they don‘t (or shouldn‘t) have a POV. 8mo
SailorMoon @AlaMich thanks for explaining! I added it to my TBR! 8mo
AlaMich @SailorMoon According to the back of this one, the series comprises 209 VSIs on everything from The Roman Empire to Logic to Autism, in case you want to learn all the things! 😉 (edited) 8mo
SailorMoon I have to look them up and see if they're available in my Country, I'm not sure... I hope they are!!! Thanks!!! 8mo
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1. Going to northern Michigan with my cousins.
2. Half-brother nine years younger. Never had contact with him until seven years ago and now we are quite close.
3. Two years ago
4. Tagged
5. Anyone who feels like it!! 😊

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Fun memories ❣️ 8mo
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I‘ve been having miserable luck with audiobooks lately. I have started and rejected three in the last week. I find that I am becoming pickier, with more requirements for my audiobook choices.
But this sounds good, in both senses of the word. And it‘s a #canadareads book. Even better! #audiobooks

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My late entry for #loveyourpetday. It‘s about 30° out this morning, but our living room gets unobstructed southern exposure, so it can get pretty warm even in the winter. Maddie luxuriates in the infrequent winter ☀️

Tamra Cats = sun worshippers! Mine does the same thing no matter how hot it gets in the summer. 😽 8mo
Leftcoastzen So cute!belly rub is in order,unless she hates it! 8mo
AlaMich @Leftcoastzen She likes them in tiny doses! 8mo
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diovival Kitteh! 😍 8mo
LauraBeth 😻😻 8mo
readordierachel Fantastic picture 😺 8mo
AlaMich @diovival @laurabeth @readordierachel She is my big furry CatLump! 😻 8mo
kspenmoll 😻 8mo
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Portal to Good Cooking | Jeanne Pearson
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Here‘s another vintage cookbook for you guys, @Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen!!

I‘m actually shocked Litsy has it in the database.

TheBookHippie Woe!!!!! Love it! 8mo
Leftcoastzen Adorable! 8mo
LeahBergen That cover is fantastic! 😮 8mo
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Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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My brand-new read! I know very little about that time period—the Weimar Republic of Germany—but I am very interested in learning more about it. #historicalcrime

Simona I read it last summer, and I quite liked it. Enjoy❣️ 8mo
AlaMich @Simona I am so far! 😊 8mo
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I loved this ending to the trilogy!! A fairytale ending and yet...

I‘d like to start a fan club for Ded Grib. Anyone with me? 😆 #dedgrib

(I couldn‘t decide which little guy I liked best)

mreads ❤👍Ded Grib🍄 8mo
AlaMich Isn‘t he the best @mreads?! 😊 8mo
mreads @AlaMich without his recruiting efforts could have been a different ending 😁 8mo
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The Nonesuch | Georgette Heyer
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Starting this audio tonight. I‘m looking forward to it, but this cover...🤢
#worstcovers

LeahBergen Is that supposed to be the romantic hero? Cuz he‘s fugly. 😆😂 8mo
mabell This one is so good! But the cover doesn‘t quite look “Corinthian” ... Ouch! @LeahBergen 😆 8mo
AlaMich @LeahBergen Sure, I‘ll go with fugly! 😆 8mo
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So I have what may be a dumb question, but how does someone living in the US go about ordering UK editions? Can you just order from Amazon UK? I covet the Penguin UK versions of the Winternight Trilogy!!

JoScho I am not an expert on this but maybe Book Depository? (edited) 9mo
AlaMich @JoScho I actually just answered my own question: AbeBooks has them, and for a good price too! But thanks for the Book Depository suggestion! 9mo
BookishMarginalia That edition looks so beautiful! 9mo
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Aimeesue Yup, I always go through Abe for British editions. 9mo
Tamra Book Depository! 9mo
AlaMich @BookishMarginalia All three books are just lovely. Sometimes I think US publishers deliberately choose ugly or boring covers! 9mo
AlaMich @Aimeesue I‘ve gotten British editions from them before, don‘t know why i didn‘t think of it now. 9mo
JoScho Oh good. Glad you found them 😊 9mo
Amiable What a neat cover! 9mo
Redwritinghood Try Book Depository. 9mo
AlaMich @Redwritinghood Yes, that and AbeBooks seem to be good options. Thanks! 9mo
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Miranda in Milan | Katharine Duckett
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I love this cover! It‘s a fantasy that picks up after Shakespeare‘s The Tempest, which I suppose I will have to read now. Royal intrigue, magic, maybe a queer love story...
#shakespeare #lgbtq #coverlove

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Count me in! 9mo
saresmoore Ooh, color me intrigued! 9mo
AlaMich @TobeyTheScavengerMonk @saresmoore It‘s being released March 26. 9mo
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saresmoore Neat! Thanks for sharing. 😊 9mo
gradcat The Tempest is sooo great! I think it is my favorite of Shakespeare‘s plays. ❤️ 9mo
AlaMich @gradcat I am your typical read-a-few-plays-in-high school-because-I-had-to person. But I would read a The Tempest for this! 😊 (edited) 9mo
batsy Sounds really interesting! 9mo
gradcat And I might read this because of 9mo
AlaMich @gradcat I‘ll have to find one of those editions with tons of annotations and explanations! 😆 9mo
gradcat You won‘t need all of that, I promise! It‘s very accessible, and really, it‘s a wonderful fantasy! 😍📖👍 9mo
AlaMich @gradcat if you say so...😉 9mo
ApplesandSpindles I love a good Shakespeare connection! Didn't know about this one so thanks! 9mo
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All about Cake | Christina Tosi
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The Wedding Singer 🎥
It‘s My Party and I‘ll Cry If I Want To 🎶
All About Cake (a cookbook by Christina Tosi ) 📖 tagged book

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Great answers! 9mo
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Reincarnation Blues | Michael Poore
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#audioshowering is where it‘s at! 🚿🛀

GypsyKat I keep thinking that I need a speaker like that so I can do this! 9mo
AlaMich @GypsyKat JBL.com was having a sale. This was $39.95 + free 2-day shipping. Still a little pricey. This carabiner one is not on sale anymore but they have another waterproof one for $29.95+free shipping. 9mo
GypsyKat @AlaMich awesome, thanks! 9mo
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Tashaxlynn I never thought of that! Such a great idea 💡 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @GypsyKat I do this all the time! My parents have a JBL and love it. I have a wonderboom that I bought on sale last year before Christmas and I love that thing too. I use it in the shower daily. 9mo
AlaMich @Ashley_Nicoletto I lust after the WonderBoom but I couldn‘t resist this sale. I‘m such a gadget nerd! 😊 9mo
AlaMich @Tashaxlynn I highly recommend it! 😊 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @AlaMich I found mine on sale and it‘s truly amazing. Best thing I‘ve purchased for myself. It‘s drop proof and water proof and I need that. 🤣🤣 9mo
LibrarianJen I never thought to put my speaker in the shower! I know it can be put in the pool and works even in the rain, so I‘m assuming it will be fine in the shower. I have the UE Roll 2. 9mo
AlaMich @LibrarianJen Those have a bungee, right? Hang it from the faucet! 9mo
LibrarianJen Yes, it does have a bungie. 😁 9mo
Kaylamburson I always listen to audiobooks while I shower! It's the best! 9mo
Kaylamburson Yes!! I've done that with Friendshipping and SSR Podcast! 9mo
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The Bees: Poems | Carol Ann Duffy
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. These days, a lot of fantasy. I need the escape!
2. I don‘t think it rises to phobia but I am scared of bees. I get a nasty reaction to stings.
3. Archaeologist
4. 29 and snowing. And snowing. And snowing.
5. On it!