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The Patchwork Girl of Oz | L. Frank Baum
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This series was my first foray into fantasy with fantastic characters. I love revisiting the adventures. My favorite will always be Pip/Ozma. #ChildrenClassics2022 @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie 🧡📙 I very much enjoyed this! 🧡📙 5d
kaysworld1 On a totally different subject happy birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉 🎈 🎁 2h
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A Murder of Manatees | Larry Correia
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Listened to it because it was easily available. For anyone who likes pop culture mixed with an intergalactic insurance agent, this audio is for you. It would have been an easy pick if Jimmy Stewart had been mentioned.

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Prairie Lotus | Linda Sue Park
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WHAT A TREASURE!!!! Chinese and Korean heritages are highlighted in this story set during the western expansion of US. Very rare. I know of only Laurence Yep for middle grade, but Park wanted to confront the absence and hatred of other cultures in the Little House books. #TeachEmpathyThroughLiterature #MiddleGradeMay @megnews

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Another add to my class. Set in North Carolina during the Trail of Tears. It describes how the Real People were placed in pens like animals. I would suggest this to anyone who wants to encourage and develop empathy. #MiddleGradeMay @megnews

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Yellow Jessamine | Caitlin Starling
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I was looking for a strong gothic tale and I found it. Were the body snatchers aliens, medicine, or imagination? I still don't know. Love a good ambiguous ending.

LibrarianRyan love that cover
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LitStephanie Me too! Just added to my endless tbr list. 6d
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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You get to know the histories of the characters and then... A horrific ending. Horrific. I thought it was brilliant how we see the violence that is still high in our indigenous communities.

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A very challenging read. The book opens when a nervous Tarana Burke does not want #metoo to go viral. She had worked so incredibly hard to incorporate it into the Black community where women are statistically abused. She realizes that it is time to increase the range of her community. It covers her abuse and her humility when she fails a young girl's need to share. Every one should read this. Burke even makes a powerful plea for men to stand up.

Butterfinger #Nonfiction2022 I'm unplanned. Was browsing and so glad I chose it. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m glad you found it! I want to add it to the #SheSaid reading list, so it‘s good to hear that it was a good read. 3w
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The Magnolia Sword | Sherry Thomas
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Have I mentioned how much I love the #FairytaleReadingChallenge and how much I love this book. #Mulan was March, but I wanted to drag this book for a long time. The battle scenes were perfect. The characters were brilliant in tricking the villain. Loved this book. @Charityann

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Very poignant immigration story told as a graphic novel. Misunderstandings between mother and daughter were stressed. I'm hoping I can get both of my daughters to read it. #Nonfiction2022 I'm an Outcast @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Butterfinger I was updating my list and realized I haven't tagged you. @TheAromaofBooks #BookSpin for April 5d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5d
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A storytelling battle between a cleric and a trio of tigers. How delightful, delicious, and fun. I love it when this oral tradition is honored and Vo did it very craftily. A wonderful fantasy with mammoth riders. #PopSugar

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Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson
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A grand adventure! And I think I am a little bit in love with Long John Silver. #Booked2022 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

4thhouseontheleft Good pick for the nautical prompt! I‘ve actually never read this! 3w
Cinfhen That‘s the only prompt I have left for #Booked2022 …. I just started this one (edited) 3w
Cinfhen Excellent idea 💡 3w
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Tik-Tok of Oz | L. Frank Baum
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Back to my childhood. Adventure with a raggedy group of fantastical characters. Trying to save the Shaggy man's brother from the Gnome King. I wonder if Cornelia Funke was inspired by this series. The gnomes seemed very similar. Onomatopoeia in its title. #PopSugar2022

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So courageous. I'm scared for her during these turbulent times in #Afghanistan She wrote about how disrespectful America was in bringing dogs into the people's homes. What a brave woman. To stand up for women's rights just by deciding to wear men's clothing after puberty. I was in complete awe in her steadfast faith and communication with Allah. #Nonfiction2022 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I am a Rebel #FoodandLit @Texreader @Catsandbooks

Texreader I agree! Instead of blaming Allah for the behavior of the Taliban, she looked to Allah for peace. 3w
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Had too much humor. I appreciate his sense of humor, but it became overkill. Especially when discussing serious issues such as the Vietnam draft and rape. It left a bitter taste. #Nonfiction2022 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I am Rock n Roll

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Heaven, My Home | Attica Locke
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I looove Locke's mysteries. A Texas Ranger fights racism while searching for a missing child. While coping with his family.

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A beautiful romance between a quadriplegic and his caregiver. But love doesn't overcome all. A hard ending. It left me mad.

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The Red House Mystery | Alan Alexander Milne
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Middlin' I enjoyed reading something different from Milne besides Pooh. The characters thought highly of themselves, but it was fun when they compared themselves to Holmes and Watson.

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I'm looking forward to listening to this today for #FoodandLit while I am knitting a dinosaur afghan for a toddler. @Catsandbooks @Texreader

Catsandbooks That Afghan sounds so cute! 🦕🦖 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I found this one very interesting, I‘ll be curious what you thought. 3w
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Food and Literature | Gitanjali G. Shahani
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In elementary school, I had a friend whose parents were political emigres from Communist Cuba. I fondly remember the music, the stories, and the food from this special family. I never eat bananas, but I ate Ms. Rodriguez's fried plantains so that is what I fixed for #Cuba #FoodandLit @texreader @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks Love fried plantains! 1mo
aa_guer2021 My husband is Ecuadorian and some of his family members are of Cuban descent. They have fried plantains at almost every special get together and it is always such a treat! 1mo
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I feel incredibly guilty for not meeting my discussion groups. I'm finding books on audible, scribd, and Libby while I am getting my little business going and I can't find all the books I need. #audiocrafting @Catsandbooks @curiouser@megnews @sblbooks @staci.reads @Daisey @BookBabe For 1619, the Bible, and Ulysses, I need to read, not listen. I should be catching up in the next week or so.

BookBabe Thanks for the update! Beautiful work. Is that a yak? So cute! 😄 1mo
Catsandbooks These are so cute! Don't feel guilty, you're doing great work! 1mo
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The Last Cuentista | Donna Barba Higuera
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At times, I thought it was too similar to Beth Revis's Across the Universe. Eventually, it became its own and I began to appreciate it. And, knowing Beth's mother personally, I think Beth would appreciate the similarities.

Chrissyreadit I loved Across The Universe! So cool that you know the authors mom! 4w
Butterfinger @Chrissyreadit I wish you would read it to see if you agree. It won the Newbery Award. 4w
Chrissyreadit @Butterfinger it‘s on my TBR- I‘m reading so slow these days but I hope I get to read it this year- because It‘s def my wheelhouse. 4w
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The Absolutist | John Boyne
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I think John Boyne is incredible for writing human emotions in his stories. This book drained me. Courage. Cowardice. Being complicit or dying for your beliefs. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

Cazxxx I love his writing ☺️ 1mo
EmilieGR I loved this book! 1mo
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Amber and Clay | Laura Amy Schlitz
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As a teacher who enjoys the Paideia Seminar to encourage critical thinking and using text evidence, I enjoyed reading about Socrates and his style of teaching with his questioning style. Thanks to @Chrissyreadit I decided to read it. I wasn't ready to end Greece. #FoodandLit @Catsandbooks @Texreader

Chrissyreadit I‘m so glad you liked it too! 1mo
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The Dressmaker | Kate Alcott
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I learned about the Senate hearings on the White Star ineptitude. Never ever thought about it. So interesting. And learned about the Duff Gordons. What really happened on that lifeboat? I was glued to the text from the first page.

KristiAhlers I really enjoyed that story. I too learned a lot. 1mo
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I hate to think of my favorite author enduring abuse at the hands of her zealot, Transcendentalist father. How could he actually believe that dark haired children were of the devil? I learned so much and it just makes me admire her even more. I can't wait to visit Orchard House.

Butterfinger @Riveted_Reader_Melissa #Nonfiction2022 #imasinner because of her father's fanatical ideas. I'm all for education reform, but he did not believe in privacy or confidentiality. 2mo
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I will definitely read more Cleeton. I learned so much about Cuba and it's relationship with US. I never knew of Hearst's obsession with Cuba. I hope that he wasn't such a warmonger as Cleeton portrays him, but I know news was his business and he would probably do anything for his success. I even liked how all three main characters fought for Cuba and had a "happy" ending. #FoodandLit @Catsandbooks good choice Leila!!! @Texreader

Catsandbooks Yay! Happy you liked it! ☺️ 2mo
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It isn't very profound or evocative, but it's sweet and reminds me of small town life - how I was raised and how I am raising my girls. It has a great lesson, even the Baptist preacher is a sinner; therefore there is no one who should be looking down their noses.

Leftcoastzen 🍦 2mo
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Love revisiting my old friends (literature) from my childhood. My Nanny read Charles Perrault to me at a very young age. This version had Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. #ChildrensClassicChallenge2022 @TheBookHippie
#FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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Heartwarming story about a child's love to his father and his determination to help him heal. We have all been there. If we could take someone else's pain, we wouldn't hesitate, but Boyne writes from a child's perspective and we see that a child doesn't care about hurdles. They are going to do what needs to be done, even if it may be wrong to an adult's way of seeing. Because they have a perfect love. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

Soubhiville Nice review, you‘ve made me want to pick it up! 2mo
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Completed the #BookandBeyondReadingChallenge #BBRC @LibrarianRyan such fascinating new genres.

megnews Congratulations 🎉 2mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 2mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Wow!!! That is great. I‘m amazed. Im not done yet and am completely jelly!! Woohoo 2mo
Chrissyreadit Congrats!!!!! 2mo
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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings | Elsie Chapman, Ellen Oh
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Excellent retellings of East Asian folktales and myths. YA authors placed sci-fi twists to make new stories. I truly liked each one. #YAshortstories #BBRC @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan I have this book. I‘ll eventually get to reading it. I‘m glad you liked it. 2mo
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11.22.63 | Stephen King
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I'm very surprised at how much awe I feel toward this work. I never thought I would read King - too much violence, gore, horror. But I was interested. What makes him so special? There were moments of gore, but there were also moments of beauty and peace and the terror that swept over you was deep and unexpected. I will definitely read more of his sci-fi work. This was amazing. George/Jake and Sadie. Love. #alternativehistory #BBRC @LibrarianRyan

KathyWheeler He gets pigeonholed a lot, but I think he‘s much more than horror. You might like Joyland as well. It‘s not supernatural and it‘s short, but it‘s one of my favorites of his books. (edited) 2mo
LibrarianRyan ❤️😁🌟 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes!! That's totally the the right tag. Fabulous progress!! I haven't read any King either for the same reasons, but maybe I should give him a try anyway. I know he is an incredibly prolific and influential writer. 2mo
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This book was the Bees' Knees!!!! Did you know a family was raised in the New York Public Library? What an amazing childhood!!! To explore the map room, to see the exhibits first hand, to know the lore of the place. Fascinating!!! #MGBuddyRead @megnews

BethM This is an adult hx fic about that family. 2mo
Butterfinger Thank you so much @BethM 2mo
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Tears of the Giraffe | Alexander McCall Smith
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I have heard of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, but didn't know anything about it. Until now. I have fallen for the main characters and the discussions they have on moral obligations to their clients and nation #Botswana I will definitely read more. #ReadingAfrica2022 @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

BarbaraBB I want to read a book from that series too for Botswana! 2mo
Librarybelle This is such a popular series at the library! I read the first one with a mystery discussion group I ran at the library, and everyone enjoyed it. Great choice! 2mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 2mo
Tamra My favorite series. ❤️❤️ 2mo
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Chicken Gyro with Greek Salad and Tsatziki sauce from Bellagio Bistro in Asheville. #FoodandLit @Texreader @Catsandbooks

Texreader Yum!! 2mo
Catsandbooks Tasty! 2mo
Chrissyreadit I totally forgot to take a picture and post my Greek food 😭 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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WJCintron 😃 👏 👏 👏 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 2mo
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Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
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Manipulation, heartbreak, adventure, love. This epic has it all. I got so lost in the reading, I could swear it was Ken Follet. And Jamie. Swoon. Reminded me of Anne Blythe's Walter. Interspersed between the chapters, you are treated to historical snippets of real aviators. This is my favored contender for #WomensPrize2022 No, wait. I forgot about The Sentence.

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This book should be read by everyone. The lone survivor of a massacre in a school. He was continued to be hunted by the Hutus because he was a celebrated runner, but also a Tutsi. It was a hard read, but he carries his physical and emotional scars with such grace that I feel privileged to know his story. #Burundi #ReadingAfrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB #Nonfiction2022 #survivor @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Librarybelle Agreed. I read this one a few years ago. A remarkable read. 2mo
Cinfhen Wow!! I‘m definitely going to search this out 💜Thanks for sharing 2mo
BarbaraBB Thank you for the recommendation! 2mo
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Fell in love with the cover. Was mislead by the cover. Too many times I was sick to my stomach by the food or hair. It was YUCK!!! interesting concept - revengeful ghosts within Vietnamese folklore.

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The Great Greene Heist | Varian Johnson
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Incredibly fun and satisfying. Middle schoolers plan a #caper to set up the arrogant opponent in the election. I'd definitely endorse such a school. Every character cared about something; didn't let life flow by them. This will probably be my next read aloud. #BBRC @LibrarianRyan

rubyslippersreads I must have Jane Austen on the brain—I read this as the Gretna Green Heist! 😂 2mo
LibrarianRyan Love it. Stacked. 2mo
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An epistolary novel for middle grades - set in a Mongolian style during Genghis Khan's day. I loved it. The characterization was fantastic. Dashti, a mucker girl uses songs to heal. She matures while supporting her mistress in a locked up tower. #MiddleGradeMarchThroughTime @megnews #BBRC @LibrarianRyan

megnews I love epistolary novels! 2mo
TheBookHippie I liked this one! 2mo
LibrarianRyan i didnt know this was epistolary 2mo
Butterfinger @LibrarianRyan it's written in diary form. 2mo
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Cultures of the World: Cameroon | Sean Sheehan, Josie Elias
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Love learning about cultures that still center around the village. #ReadingAfrica2022 #Cameroon @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Another great find! 2mo
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I liked the gothic atmosphere with the supernatural being explored with the tarot cards, visions, and ghost stories.

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I have enjoyed every one of Lisa See's books I have read. She takes an unknown culture and makes it alive in my imagination. I just love her writing. I understood Young-sook's anguish and anger. The moment of Mi-ja's betrayal is heartbreaking. I couldn't sleep without revisiting the images evoked. And now I know a little bit about the haenyeo life. Just wow! I look forward to more, but my heart can't take it right now. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

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Otherworld | Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
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Completely BONKERS!!! I have enjoyed ya about virtual reality (love Marie Lu's WarCross), but the conspiracy theories kept confusing me even though I stayed up all night to finish. I still don't know how I feel, but I do know one thing - I WILL NOT ALLOW MY DAUGHTER TO WEAR HER VR HEADSET TODAY!!! #CyberPunk #BBRC @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan I have this on my TBR but haven‘t gotten to it. 2mo
mom2bugnbee What a gorgeous cover! 2mo
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Old Yeller | Fred Gipson
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merelybookish This movie killed me as a kid. 😭 2mo
Butterfinger @merelybookish it is still one of my favorite Disney movies. 2mo
Ruthiella I‘m not sure I could read this even as an adult. 😭 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
LibrarianRyan This is such a heart breaker 2mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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I enjoyed this retelling of Pride and Prejudice. I liked the poetry, the imagery - Janae is the heart of the sisters but Zuri is the shell that protects them. It reminded of The Poet X and I kept looking to make sure that Acevedo wasn't the author. Lo and behold, Acevedo was the narrator. I've only read P and P once, but I am proud to say I recognized the arrogance and the misunderstandings. #YABuddyRead @megnews

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#BookReport

#WeeklyForecast @Cinfhen

Otherworld - #BBRC
Pride - #YABuddyRead
Old Yeller #MarchThroughTime #BookSpin
The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel #DoubleBookSpin

Cinfhen Nice week!! 2mo
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My Family and Other Animals (Revised) | Gerald Malcolm Durrell
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I laughed out loud at the precocious little boy and his menagerie. I loved his mother and how she encouraged Gerry's love of anthropology. Wow!!! What a great find @Catsandbooks #FoodandLit @Texreader @hannah-leeloo this reminded me so much of your love for animals. My librarian said it is a show, so I am off to look for it.

Catsandbooks I'm glad you liked it! I'm enjoying it too. It's the first in a trilogy. And he's written other books too. 3mo
Butterfinger @Catsandbooks I am so glad there are more. I had to go to Wikipedia and found out about his brother's writing too. 3mo
DivineDiana The TV series is wonderful! Beautiful vistas of Corfu! Lots of humor. Heartwarming. Highly recommend! 3mo
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