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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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#SundayFunday

📖 Tagged, if I am not wrong 😊😊

📖 Yes, and I want to resume reading in Tamil, my mother tongue. Hoping to pick up one soon

Can't comment on the differences as its been practically decades since I last read a Tamil book

📖 Hindi!
(those who speak the language, care to guide me along?? ;))

ozma.of.oz I love the sound of Hindi. It sounds so lyrical to me. Thank you for sharing! 1y
BookishMe @ozma.of.oz I want to fully understand the lyrics of the Hindi songs I enjoy listening to ;D 1y
sudi @bookishme now i'm curious to find out which hindi songs are your favorite? 1y
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sudi And i think duolingo also offers hindi now, have you given that a try? 1y
BookishMe @sudi to name a few - Kal Ho Naa Ho title track, practically all songs from YJHD, altho this is my all-time cheer up track (I more or less understand the lyrics ;)) https://youtu.be/1cDoRqPnCXU 1y
BookishMe Yes, I have been wanting to check out Duolingo... Will take a look at the app ;D @sudi do you like to watch Bollywood as well? Or the music? 1y
sudi @BookishMe i was born in mumbai, so bollywood is what i grew up with. But the movies nowadays aren't that interesting, except for some. Lately since my mother's daily tv soap schedule has been disrupted because of the pandemic. We have been watching older classics. 1y
sudi @BookishMe those are good movies, i also love the song Kabira from YJHD. 1y
BookishMe @sudi yes, Kabira has a mellow melody... Hope the older classics make better entertainment ;D started first lesson on Duolingo. Surprised at introduction to alphabet and pronunciation. I was hoping to pick up words through transliteration 😉😉 1y
sudi @BookishMe my mother watches them so i watch them along with her, i was a little surprised that i actually liked many of them. I think there should be an option for a test which can determine how much you already know so you skip ahead. But anyways good luck, hope you enjoy learning it. I used it for french but i procrastinated too much, maybe i'll take it up again 😁. 1y
BookishMe @sudi procrastination is always The Enemy 😉😉 thanks! 1y
Tanisha_A Hiiii! How have you been? Been so long. Hope you and family is well! ❤️ 6mo
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#BoundTogetherJune Paradise

A forgotten title in my #TBR - oops!

Cinfhen I‘ve started this book a half a dozen times.....I NEED to actually read it already 1y
BookishMe @Cinfhen fingers crossed for you it happens soon enough 😊 😊 1y
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#QuotsyJun20 Warrior

gradcat Yaaasss! ♥️ 1y
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#QuotsyJun20 Gardening

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Unexpected Stories | Octavia E. Butler
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#ReadYourSign 1/6
#AuthorAMonth
Not familiar with speculative fiction, so I chose Butler's short stories.
An unexpected surprise!
Perfect for night & I had to restrain from continuing in the day 😉😆

A Necessary Being succinctly captures paradoxical hierarchy, where the Hao is apprehended to rule the captors.
The second, A Childfinder, is a brief tale of budding telepaths and their mentor facing danger.

Looking forward to more of her books.

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Tears of the Giraffe | Alexander McCall Smith
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#monthlywrapup #santhiReads2020
May sees the end of novels from #ReadingMM 😔😔

5 #ebooks
Only #rereadingRamotswe20 was a paperback
Except for the NF, the rest are worthy of 5 🌟

Buechersuechtling Imagining a giraffe 🦒 crying 😢 makes me sad, myself. (Yepp, I might be a giraffe-🦒-fan …🤷🏽‍♀️🥰) 1y
BookishMe @Buechersuechtling oops! Let me check the reference in the book... The series has rather unusual titles 😉 😉 1y
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A Year in Provence | Peter Mayle
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I remember I bought Mayle's series of memoirs even before I had finished the tagged. So I actually have 2 copies of this 😍😍

So clichéd if I may end up visiting France on my first trip to Europe... But Provence is MUST for me -
for the vineyards and pastis, for the weekend market, to view one of the ranges of the Luberon and Mont Sainte-Victoire.

I can't wait to read A Pig in Provence for #ReadYourSign ;D
#BookHunt

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The Curse of la Fontaine | M. L. Longworth
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#BookHunt
After 5 titles in this series, the Judge and the History Professor marry in the 6th title.
While both live in Aix, they choose a church in a Ligurian village (3hr drive from the Provençal city)
Wedding takes place in early April, when the story begins.

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No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
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#Favs

The Hungry Tide, ADSOM series, A Gentleman in Moscow, The Storied Life of A J Fikry, any title from tagged

Will stop now 😁😁

hannah-leeloo Just 3? 😱 OK erm.... ACOTAR series, Jurassic Park and Jurassic World books aaaaand...... Either splintered series or lunar chronicles series........ I don't know 😅🤣 its too hard 2y
BookishMe @hannah-leeloo tell me about it ;p 2y
hannah-leeloo @BookishMe i had to settle with choosing between my favourites of the recent ones ove read hehe 2y
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The Vintage Caper | Peter Mayle
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More epicurean delights than crime fiction
The light-hearted series led me to the world of wine and the Provençal paradise for gourmands

#BiblioMAYnia Wine on Cover 😋🍷 😍

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TheSpineView Lovely! 💛🧡💚 2y
BookishMe @TheSpineView we don't have 4 seasons here yet autumn is my favourite season ☺️☺️ 2y
Buechersuechtling Love that poem – which I seldomly say because I am not so much into poetry … 😊 2y
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Fuel: Poems | Naomi Shihab Nye
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TheSpineView 👍🤩😊 2y
charl08 I bought the book because of this poem. Love it! Thank you. 2y
BookishMe @charl08 that's lovely to know! 🤗🤗 2y
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#BuzzwordBookathon update
alas, haven't completed any of the #buzzword titled books

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All that I take for granted now... Yet a hundred years ago, how different the expectations and available options were
#BuzzwordBookathon #nowReading

Crazeedi Very true 2y
BookishMe @Crazeedi can't wrap my head around it 2y
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The Art of Hearing Heartbeats | Jan-Philipp Sendker
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#BiblioMAYnia Lost Love

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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#BlameItonLitsy pick that I didn't expect to zip through

The time travel was the initial pull but eventually the compelling characters kept me glued.
Café staff don't try too hard to please customers. The stoic owner & bubbly wife, with a heart condition.
Kazu, the café waitress reminds the time travelers of the rules before sending them with steaming coffee.
My favourite was outlandish unconventional Hirai. All Different yet share common bind.

Maria514626 It sounds great! Thank you! 2y
BookishMe @Maria514626 it is! Hope you enjoy it as well ;D 2y
Maria514626 @BookishMe I‘ve been reading more Japanese fiction lately. There‘s something about it. ❤️ 2y
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BookishMe Same here! I was introduced to Kanae Minato recently and couldn't resist starting 2y
BookishMe @Maria514626 ⬆️ whose books have you been reading lately? 2y
Maria514626 I read If Cats Disappeared From the World. And I keep thinking of Strange Weather in Tokyo even though I read it a year ago. Same with Convenience Store Woman. I‘ll have to try Kanae Minato! (edited) 2y
BookishMe @Maria514626 If Cats Disappeared from the World has been appearing on my various TL. The other feline title, highly recommended is tagged. I only know Kawakami's The Nakano Thrift Shop, on my list. How did you find Convenience Store Woman? I know its popular but I come across mixed reviews 2y
BookishMe @Maria514626 I have enjoyed Keigo Higashino's crime fiction and hope to continue this series 2y
Maria514626 @BookishMe Convenience Store Woman was a quiet strange book. A bit sad. A very interesting glimpse into a purposefully small life. If that makes sense. 2y
Maria514626 @BookishMe Thanks for all of the recommendations! I started The Nakano Thrift Shop but didn‘t finish it. I think it required more attention than I could give it at the time. His writing is so lovely. I‘m going to give it another try. 2y
BookishMe @Maria514626 I will keep these in mind... Convenience Store Woman hasn't appealed to me yet. This chat with you makes me want to draw up a list of TBR Japanese Books! Haha... Something for me to look forward to ;D 2y
Maria514626 😄😄😄 2y
Helen19 @BookishMe this is one of my recent purchases, looking forward to it! 1y
BookishMe @Helen19 hope you enjoy it as much as others and myself have ;D 1y
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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#FirstLineFridays

Once you finish your milk, please put the carton back in the box.

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#poetryMatters Capture
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TheSpineView If only! Love!💜💜💜 2y
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Collected Poems 1912-1944 | Hilda Doolittle, Louis L. Martz
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TheSpineView Yes!😍😍😍 2y
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Poems | William Carlos Williams
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runswithscissors007 💗🖤💗 2y
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Sense & Sensibility | Jane Austen
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#PemberLittens Chapter 21
Introduced to the Steele siblings thanks to the 'Benevolent, philanthropic man!'

https://drama.uktv.co.uk/sense-and-sensibility/article/we-love-john-middleton/

DebinHawaii Sir John cracks me up! 🤣Great article, thanks for sharing! 🤗 2y
BookishMe @DebinHawaii I am inevitably growing fond of him and his family 😁😁 2y
DebinHawaii @BookishMe Yes! And by Sir John‘s estimation, his family is most of the characters in the book!!! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Lcsmcat @DebinHawaii 😂🤣😂🤣 2y
BookishMe @DebinHawaii by golly! That's quite possibly true 😄👍🏽😄 2y
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#ThoughtfulThursday
⚀ Irene Pollock from the 44 Scotland St Series - truly annoying and overbearing mother. The titles where she was absent, were certainly more enjoyable! 😁😁

⚁ Geranium, and any citrusy scent

⚂ Toggling among the various titles - #PemberLittens
#MonthofMemoirs
#BuzzwordBookathon
Plus couple of other 'distractions' 😉😉

MoonWitch94 I love how you included it all in this collage! ❣️📚☺️ 2y
BookishMe @MoonWitch94 🤗🤗 I was pretty certain characters won't be sufficient for the various titles 😉 hehehe. All that pictures > words ;p 2y
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Tell me: poems | Kim Addonizio
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#tellMe @Tove_Reads

📚 ideally spend an entire day at the library, shop at the local bookstores as soon as they reopen (buying online is still not the same right ;)

🍵 Meet friends for cuppa and enjoy people-watching together.
A dimsum date plus birthday celebration remain long overdue

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The Incredible Basket | Quek Hong Shin
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Received an email with book news! 😍😍

I had gifted signed copies of the children's books by local writer. The mother recently purchased online, the newer titles by same writer, from the local bookstore. She emailed to share the news with me.
Some of the books surrounding the busy reader!
#KeepLitsyPositive #MarvelousMay

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I shouldn't be starting on another St James book, a #buzzword title when numerous other #currentReads are in progress
Esp when I should be sleeping to rid of the cough, while work remains to be cleared

Yet, I find myself quickly intrigued by the time period, when driving was 'dashing skill for a girl'.
Enticed by the mystery of dead uncle's unusual profession & unease plaguing the protagonist who had to identify the body

No turning back now

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Claims his merry wifey 🤣🤣
at the start of Chapter 20

Catching up with the #PemberLittens

sprainedbrain Merry wifey 🤣 2y
batsy 😂 2y
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Bond's earliest discovery of literary treasures were these gems after avoiding excursions to the jungle.
Prior to these, his reading included abridged versions of Robinson Crusoe & Gulliver's Travels, Lamb's Tales of Shakespeare7 (retold), The Coral Island by
R M Ballantyne.
PGW was forefront of his discovery & this chapter included excerpt from #buzzword 😆 'Love among Chickens'

Titles & series, new to me and
to discover!
#MonthofMemoirs

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#BuzzwordBookathon with the tagged
❤️ #buzzword and the other titles for #MonthofMemoirs (a little late to start) for #overbookedClub

Bond's mention of familiar and new (to me) #books keeps me grinning and squealing with joy! Tagged is also part of #BookSpin

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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From 3 books for #NutsinMay
✔️Sleeping Murder #ReadingMM
✔️Tears of the Giraffe
#rereadingRamotswe20 (2)
✔️Love Letter to the Planet
(Story of More - 48% read)

Moving to #BuzzwordBookathon - #buzzword Love
Goal - Finish 2 books &
at least 25% for the listed titles which are all part of #BookSpin

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Eggs 👏🏻📚💗🤗 2y
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Disoriental | Ngar Djavadi
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#BiblioMAYnia Purple cover

#BlameItonLitsy library loan #TBR

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The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds
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The Obamas are at It Again! 😍😍
Besides reading this story online, they're bringing a branch of the Chicago library to the Obama Presidential Center.
The former President echoes all our love for libraries and words
#KeepLitsyPositive #MarvelousMay

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1260955716644470784?s=19

merelybookish Love them! 2y
BookishMe @merelybookish absolutely! I now want to visit Chicago cos of them... Lol 2y
Megabooks I really appreciate that he even took time to read for pleasure while he was president. 👍🏻👍🏻 Definitely a great guy! 2y
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BookishMe @Megabooks agreed. To read for pleasure while carrying global burden on the shoulders is remarkable. I can't admire enough these high-fliers who continue to make time to read. I struggled when I worked full-time and why I was happy to adjust work hours so that I can read daily. 2y
Maria514626 Thank you for pointing out this gem. 🥰 They‘re they epitome of class. 2y
BookishMe @Maria514626 😍 ❣️ 😍 and my favourite love story #OTP 😊😊 2y
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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📚 Tagged + Sense and Sensibility (need to catch up with the #PemberLittens ;)

📖 Origins - unimpressive prequel to Ruby Iyer series
Love Letter to the Planet (NF) - most recent short book but not a story

📓 Nemesis by Jo Nesbo (400 plus pages)
#weekendReads

I just realised all the listed titles are #ebooks ;o so 'relying' on GR to gauge length of the books

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The Sonnets of William Shakespere | William Shakespeare
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Tears of the Giraffe | Alexander McCall Smith
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That figure in her accounts would be a very large one.

🥰❣️Indeed each title in #rereadingRamotswe20 swells my Happiness column 🥰💞

It was a slowly savoured journey with Precious, who remains happily engaged while gaining 2 children. Her fiancé is glad one of them understands happiness and feelings of engines. Meanwhile the Lady Detective solves cases & brings peace to her clients.

This is my April #BookSpin & 📖 3 for #NutsinMay (as planned)

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#MagicalMay Midnight #matbib
(re)Posting my own post from couple of years ago 😉😉

Eggs Perfection👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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A Drama of Exile: And Other Poems | Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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TheSpineView Excellant choice! 💚 2y
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Completed the last novel in #ReadingMM (sigh, denial it's end ;o)

After reading her mysteries, I feel Miss Marple has led me through evils of people in her time. Plots have become predictable despite the twists.
3 & half ⭐⭐⭐ for this

Nonetheless, the company of Miss Marple makes her books a WIN for me. Will move on to the various short stories with the 'old pussy'

Still on track to finish 3 books for #NutsinMay just not the planned titles 😉

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#QuotsyMay20 drawing

DieAReader Basically 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 2y
gradcat So true! ♥️ 2y
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#QuotsyMay20 Flowers

DieAReader I would also add rain ⛈ music 🎶 & coffee/tea ☕️ 😉🥰 2y
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#MagicalMay Mountains

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#ThoughtfulThursday
thanks @JoScho for tagging
Staycation to celebrate daughter's 21st last month was cancelled (her diploma grad as well) we kept changing birthday plans as situation was not improving then.

A Rescheduled concert

Shopping trips across Causeway poof'd as neighbouring country closed that border & here we were advised against non-essential travel.

📚 Tagged for #NutsinMay tho it wasn't on initial list😉

🍫 Enjoyed almond choc

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 😊 2y
JoScho 💗💗💗 2y
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Set in different corners of the planet, the common factor among the various characters, predominantly Mizrahi Jews from Israel, is the 'search for their place in the world'.

#BiblioMAYnia Home

Cinfhen We read this in bookclub/ not usually a fan of short stories but this was good. I loved her memoir 2y
BookishMe @Cinfhen yes, I didnt expect to enjoy this debut as much as I had... Will look up her memoir ;D thanks! 2y
Cinfhen Her memoir and short stories are a little intertwined. It‘ll feel somewhat repetitive but I think her writing and storytelling really improved 2y
BookishMe @Cinfhen I noticed I had already wishlisted her memoir. I remember I really liked her writing in the short stories. Looking forward to better storytelling ;D 2y
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The Dictator's Last Night | Yasmina Khadra
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@Tanisha_A this is the poem I mentioned in your post ;D

Tanisha_A As you said, it is an humble ode to flute. Now I feel like listening to one. Thanks for sharing! ♥️ 2y
TheSpineView ❤🎵😊 2y
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Tears of the Giraffe | Alexander McCall Smith
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#MagicalMay Animal on the cover

#NutsinMay - 70 plus pages to go in the tagged 📙
Though I may end up completing the Agatha Christie just before this 😄😄 #rereadingRamotswe20

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Dear Martin | Nic Stone
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#BiblioMAYnia Ripped my heart out
The book that kept me sobbing through the second half