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Ericalambbrown

Ericalambbrown

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Vatican cameos. 🤣 I haven‘t read The Hound of the Baskervilles since I was in the sixth grade. I‘ve been revisiting the complete collection of stories recently. When I watched the first episode of the second series of Sherlock - A Scandal in Belgravia - I knew Sherlock‘s warning of “Vatican cameos!” had to be a reference to the stories somewhere. Tickled that I found it tonight. 💕📚

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MIRROR AND THE LIGHT. | HILARY. MANTEL
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Hilary Mantel posted this over in FB land. Looks like March 2020 is the publication date of the final installment in her Wolf Hall trilogy. 😊

Caterina Yay! Feels like it's been an eternity of waiting. I'm glad the trilogy will be finished. 3d
ladyonequestion Already excited, wondering whether to do a re-read in advance! 3d
BarbaraJean Sounds like perfect timing for me to finally start reading Wolf Hall... 😆 3d
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Ericalambbrown @BarbaraJean Right? At least you won‘t have to wait years like rest of us did to finish it. 🤣😂 3d
Ericalambbrown @ladyonequestion I know. Since I know the history anyway, I may just watch that adaptation PBS ran. 3d
BarbaraJean @Ericalambbrown My TBR backlog is finally paying off! 🤣 3d
Ericalambbrown @BarbaraJean I love it when that happens! 😂 2d
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Poor Hank. Sniffing books is bringing him no joy in this storm. #hankthebulldog

SW-T Poor Hank 😢 Hope the storm passes quickly! 4d
Ericalambbrown @SW-T Thanks! It‘s still going but he‘s all snoozapalooza right now so I think he‘s comfy. 😊 4d
Megabooks Poor guy 💜💜 4d
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JennyM Darling Hank. Hang in there buddy ♥️ 4d
TheSpineView Poor thing! Afraid of thunder is he? Try a thunder shirt. 4d
Ericalambbrown @TheSpineView Fortunately, storms don‘t typically bother him. I think the power being out at night freaked him out. I don‘t think he liked having to walk around in the dark. He seemed of the strong opinion that I should stay put and snuggle 🤣 (edited) 4d
TheSpineView @Ericalambbrown Sure looks like he is in needs of cuddles! 4d
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Tornado took out the power and several large trees on our property. (We‘re safe but under tornado watch until 2 am 🙃) I ❤️ you Mighty Bright book light💡

BethM Glad you‘re ok ! 4d
Ericalambbrown @BethM Thanks! Missouri has been a fickle wench for weather this year. 4d
FlowerFairy Stay safe and read on! 4d
rather_be_reading omg i am terrified of tornadoes and do not miss at all!! stay safe! 4d
Djspens Scary weather! 4d
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I thought this book a fun little romp. Some have given it a hard time for being predictable but I didn‘t think that kept it from being enjoyable at all. If you like the occasional soapy page turner, maybe check this one out.

RealLifeReading Ooh those flowers are beautiful! 7d
Ericalambbrown @RealLifeReading thanks! The peonies just bloomed this week. I need to go out and cut more because they are so large that stems can‘t hold them upright! 7d
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Sure, Hank, as long as you‘re comfy, little buddy! I‘m trying to start s new book tonight. 🤣 Happy Friday, y‘all! #Hankthebulldog #snorefest

wanderinglynn Aw, what a cutie! ❤️🐶 1w
Ericalambbrown @wanderinglynn thanks! Aside from snoring, he‘s not moved since I took this pic almost an hour ago 🤣 1w
bookandbedandtea All is good as long as Hank is comfy! 1w
Ericalambbrown @bookandbedandtea 😂 I know, right? 1w
Eggbeater So adorable! 🐶 7d
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So I finished this bonkers book tonight. 😳 It‘s a pick for me, though it may not be for everyone. It‘s a “just the facts” sort of history book that may bore some as a textbook would. But I would argue it‘s an excellent and pretty well annotated resource if you are looking for information that isn‘t additionally sensationalized (the folks at the time did enough of that themselves). Just don‘t expect sexy ladies in bathtubs 😉

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Tonight I read by candlelight on our deck. What a resplendently luminous patchwork the clouds have created for the moon to shine through tonight! I also noticed the first lightening bugs is the season cavorting in the yard. Welcome back, wee bringers of joy! I am so happy to see you again. 🖤#springtimeintheozarks #grateful #maketimeforjoy

bookandbedandtea Beautiful picture! We don't have lightening bugs where I live and I've always wished we did. 1w
Ericalambbrown @bookandbedandtea Thanks! Where do you live? 1w
Freespirit What are lightening bugs? 1w
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Ericalambbrown @Freespirit They are also called fireflies. They have bioluminescence so they flash green in their lower abdomen. They are actually a type of beetle. When it gets warmer here in Missouri you can see them flashing all over the yard. It‘s pretty nifty to watch. 😊 1w
BarbaraJean Gorgeous!! 😍 1w
rretzler I was thinking that it‘s early for lightning bugs, but then I realized it‘s almost June, which is when we‘ll get them in Ohio (if it ever warms up.) What great memories of catching them I have from my childhood and both of my sons‘, too. 1w
Freespirit Thank you @Ericalambbrown we have fireflies! I like the name lightening bugs😊 1w
rohit-sawant Terrific picture! 1w
Ericalambbrown @rohit-sawant Thank you! 1w
bookandbedandtea @Ericalambbrown I live in Colorado. I assume it doesn't get warm enough, early enough, here for lightening bugs. (It was still snowing last week) On the bright side it deters a fair number of other bugs too. 1w
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Dogtective Inspector Hankule Poorot does not believe that I have not eaten the last pork chop. His sniffer tells him otherwise and he is disgusted that I did not share. #HankTheBulldog

BooknerdsLife 😂😂😂 2w
TheSpineView 🤣 2w
Moony 😂😂😂😍😍 2w
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📚: tagged
🎥: Robin Hood (Disney cartoon version)
🎶 : Fox on the Run by Sweet

#ManicMonday

JoScho 💙🦊💙 3w
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Many moons ago a dear friend brought this set of Sherlock Holmes books to me from his trip to the UK. He always got a kick out of my nerdy bookishness and just knew I‘d love this little set - the books are only 6 inches by 3 1/2 inches. I‘m just now getting around to reading them all. I finished the tagged book today. On to the next! 😊

GingerAntics That is a lovely set. 3w
Ericalambbrown @GingerAntics Thanks 🙏🏻 3w
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The BFG | Roald Dahl
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Finished up the re-read of this delightful little book. I hadn‘t read it since I was 8 or 9 when it came out. 💕

ShyBookOwl Nice! Did the nostalgia hold up for you? 3w
Ericalambbrown @ShyBookOwl It did! It brought back fun memories 😍 3w
scowler1 The greatest storyteller, and with Quentin Blake it's just perfect. 3w
Ericalambbrown @scowler1 I love Dahl. And the pictures in this edition are amazing. 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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This radio drama was an Audible freebie for April. I thought it was a wonderful Victorian horror/mystery/ghost story and beautifully acted. It is, however, for a mature audience with language, violence, and sexual themes. It spends a good bit of time in London‘s seedy underground so trigger warning for brutality against women. Not for the squeamish but excellent story if you like darker material.

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The Boleyn Inheritance | Philippa Gregory
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This is Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk. He was the worst. While reading this book and the one before it, I kept thinking of that quote from All‘s Well that Ends Well: “Me think‘st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.” The fact that he kept getting family members and associates executed while living to tell more tales is maddening.

Excellent book, however! It‘s particularly great to see Anne of Cleves given a voice.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Serious book haul from the @springfieldgreenecountylibrary Friends of the Library sale tonight! Hank the Book Sniffer approves - he loves that old book smell. #davidmccullough #doriskearnsgoodwin #thomascahill #hemingway #johnlecarré #wallylamb #jonmeacham #witches #borgias #greeks #romans #hankthebulldog ?❤️???

BookwormM Hank 💕💕💕 3w
mreads ❤🐕 3w
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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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“. . . how could I say no [to Pegg and Frost]? I feel confident on several levels. I‘m working with creators and I know these people don‘t like bollocks. . . . [Simon and Nick] are tremendous nerds and I don‘t have to explain things to do them about magic, they just get it. we have a common language, which we don‘t have in a lot of TV companies.”

If Mr Aaronovitch is excited, so am I. I love them all.

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KathyWheeler OMG! I hope it pans out. 4w
Ericalambbrown @KathyWheeler I think if it‘s going to anywhere, this is probably it‘s best shot. I love Pegg/Frost collaborations. They are sensitive to fandom and source material. 4w
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umbrellagirl Seriously excited for this! 4w
Ericalambbrown @umbrellagirl Me, too. Simon Pegg has serious nerd cred and large budget experience- if anyone can do this well, he can. 4w
tournevis Ok, then I know what I'm reading next, looks like. 4w
Centique OMG this is huge news! My favourite series 😍 3w
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Neil Gaiman's a Study in Emerald | Neil Gaiman, Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone
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Delightfully odd little graphic novel. Sherlock Holmes meets Lovecraft. I‘m told this is a short story from Gaiman‘s Fragile Things, which I‘ve not gotten to yet on my TBR list. (Trying to save some of Mr Gaiman‘s work later. . .)

Leniverse I find that his short stories are better when illustrated. Case in point being "The Sleeper and the Spindle" and "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountain". Decent stories that become haunting and perfect when merged with images that get to tell even more of the story. Something in his writing style that's left from his days of writing graphic novels, I think. 4w
Ericalambbrown @Leniverse I agree! And he does a great job of choosing fantastic illustrators. I love his work with Chris Riddell - The Sleeper and the Spindle is a favorite for sure. 4w
Clare-Dragonfly @Leniverse I didn‘t know there was an illustrated The Truth (etc.)—is it a stand-alone graphic novel? 4w
Leniverse @Clare-Dragonfly Not a graphic novel, no. But illustrated. By an artist named Eddie Campbell. There was a live performance in Sidney where Gaiman read the story, the illustrations were digitally displayed and a string quartet played music composed for the story. Oh to have been there! Sigh. 4w
Clare-Dragonfly @Leniverse Wow—that sounds amazing! 4w
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1776 | David McCullough
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I finished this book up outside this morning. Of course I had to do battle with the pollen first. (So. Much. Pollen. )

This is a good book. It‘s meant for nerds who like the minutiae of history and may not be for everyone. As the name states, it only covers the turbulent year of 1776. It is peppered with recollections of average soldiers/citizens taken from letters and journals, as well as those of the more well known. Good stuff!

LeslieO One of my local theaters is doing an all female cast production of the musical version. I so want to see it! 4w
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Neil Gaiman's a Study in Emerald | Neil Gaiman, Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone
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“Do your limbs and nether regions lack life? . . . even the oldest war horse can be a proud stallion once more!” 🤣😂

cobwebmoth 😆 1mo
Freespirit 😂😂😂 1mo
Aimeesue I posted this exact same image when I read this! 😂😂😂 (edited) 4w
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tournevis Wasn't that one mostly cocaine? 4w
Ericalambbrown @tournevis I think most of those tonics back then were mostly cocaine or opium 🤣 4w
tournevis @Ericalambbrown True 😆, but is it described in the book, I mean? I don't remember if Gaiman invented a composition for it. 4w
Ericalambbrown @tournevis not so far. There have just been old timey ads before each chapter 4w
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I was finally able to finish this one up at dinner tonight. I‘d intended to have it read before I saw Ms Miller speak two weeks ago but . . . Anyway. . . Fantastic book. If you like mythology you‘ll probably like this book. If you like the idea of mythology but get bogged down trying to read the translations, you may like this as well. I thought it was a really great retelling from a new perspective.

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Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen
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I finished this book tonight. I have been a Springsteen fan as long as I can remember, but I have a whole new appreciation for him now. He seems very well read by his references and jokes made. I feel like he was refreshingly candid (particularly about his mental health struggles) while simultaneously being respectful and discreet to those in his past. This is not a tell all by any means. If you love his work, you‘ll probably love this book.

Judybskt Love your lilacs. Can‘t wait for mine to bloom! 1mo
Ericalambbrown @Judybskt Thanks! They smell delightful 😍 Hope yours bloom shortly! 1mo
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Fox in Socks | Seuss
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Mr Gaiman sent out a link of himself reading this classic children‘s book in response to funds raised for refugee relief. 😍 It‘s delightful.

Here‘s the link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gM2e5dBz9L4

GingerAntics Oh my god that has to be just wonderful. Thanks for the heads up. I haven‘t been on twitter today. I could listen to him read the bloody dictionary. 1mo
KathyWheeler That was fabulous! I love that book and always thought I did a good job of reading it to my kids, but his rendition is just so wonderful. ❤️ 1mo
Ericalambbrown @GingerAntics originally he was going to read the entirety of the Cheesecake Factory‘s menu if they raised $500,000. 🤣 They only raised $112,000 so he reads the far shorter Fox in Socks. I had donated ages ago so I think that‘s why I got the email. 1mo
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Ericalambbrown @KathyWheeler His Christmas Carol is fantastic, too, if you ever run across it. 💕 1mo
KathyWheeler @Ericalambbrown I found it a few years ago and loved it. 1mo
GingerAntics The Cheesecake Factory‘s Menu? 🤣😂🤣 1mo
Ericalambbrown @GingerAntics yep! It‘s hilarious that was the challenge. You should google it 😂 (edited) 1mo
Ericalambbrown @KathyWheeler I found it again this past year and was so glad I found it😊 1mo
GingerAntics Love that he called it “Dr. Seuss‘s Novel.” 🤣😂🤣 I love how he‘s so serious about it, too. 💙💙💙 it‘s just perfect. (edited) 1mo
Ericalambbrown @GingerAntics Right? I thought it was just heavenly! 1mo
GingerAntics I may have to listen to that every night before bed. 1mo
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Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen
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It‘s been about impossible to put this book down since I started it. Anyone who has had a tumultuous relationship with a parent to find out later that mental illness was a contributing factor will find kinship with Mr Springsteen. The first couple of sentences of this paragraph resonate greatly with me.

Susanita The story he tells about his father in front of “The River” on his live album had me 😭 1mo
Ericalambbrown @Susanita Same. There were lots of places in this book I teared up, too. 1mo
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Other Boleyn Girl | Philippa Gregory
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And the award for worst uncle EVER goes to Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk! (Godalmighty. . . )

I just finished reading/listening to this book. (Swapped back and forth as part of my new “get off my arse” program.) I‘m on a quest to get through these in a year and they are good enough that I just may make it. This one in particular was real page turner and Vanessa Kirby‘s performance was spectacular.

TheRomantiCate I love this book so much, I read it every summer and have for the past 12 years 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🤣🤣 Thomas Howard really was a heinous, self-serving jackass. 1mo
Ericalambbrown @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Right? And it‘s so unfair that he got to live to be 80. It‘s appalling how blatantly that family whored out their kinswomen. 1mo
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Ericalambbrown @TheRomantiCate 💕 It really is good. Even knowing how it all ended didn‘t hamper my enjoyment in the least. 1mo
TheRomantiCate @Ericalambbrown I know!! Though the movie was a bit of a disappointment 1mo
Ericalambbrown @TheRomantiCate The movie got the story way wrong! I think that‘s why I avoided Philippa Gregory so long. 1mo
TheRomantiCate @Ericalambbrown I can see that... but I think all of her “Tudor” books are good... The Boleyn Inheritance is also great! I‘d recommend that next. 1mo
Ericalambbrown @TheRomantiCate I‘m really enjoying them. I‘m reading them in chronological order. 1mo
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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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I really enjoyed this book and found it to be interesting social commentary as well as an interesting story. I always appreciate getting to see a perspective so different from my own. And Pippa Bennett-Warner‘s performance is superb. This was also my first go at the Libby app through my local library. I will certainly be using it again. ❤️📚

BibliOphelia I ❤️ Libby! 1mo
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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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Trying out the Libby app and listening to Swing Time while I do weekly kitchen chores. (This is my first go at proper bagels.) Our tiny rural county library is part of a consortium in Missouri on Libby and I wanted to try it out in an effort to support my local library. About halfway through the book and I really like it. 📚

Mollyanna Your bagels look wonderful! 1mo
goodbyefrancie Do you prefer Libby over Overdrive? 1mo
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Ericalambbrown @Mollyanna Thank you! It was easier than I‘d expected. I will probably do this again since I can make them smaller for portion control. 1mo
Ericalambbrown @goodbyefrancie I‘ve never used Overdrive. I‘ve used Audible for the last couple of years since I didn‘t realize we had a county library since we moved here. The library just pointed me to Libby. I like it so far! 1mo
whatsthEStorey Those look delicious! 1mo
Ericalambbrown @whatsthEStorey Thanks! They were easier than I expected. 1mo
cwarnier I love Libby. It is amazing. Also ask your library about Hoopla. It is similar, but a bit more limited. I have found some books and audio books on Hoppla and not Libby. 1mo
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A History of the Arab Peoples | Albert Hourani, Albert Habib Hourani
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Today was a rainy day so I finished this book. While this is a definite pick for me, I wouldn‘t necessarily recommend reading this cover to cover as I did. If you have an interest in the subject I‘d recommend using it as a reference for whatever bit you are interested in or returning to the book in smaller lessons. There is A LOT of info here and it could be overwhelming but it is great to snag when you want to look something up.

scowler1 Considering how little I know, this might have to go on my shelf. 1mo
Ericalambbrown @scowler1 That‘s precisely why I snagged it when I found it at our Friends of the Library sale! I was a great jumping off place for me and I‘ll be looking into some of the author‘s cited texts for sure. 1mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Ms Miller is an absolutely delightful speaker! If you get the chance to hear her, I‘d recommend going. She spoke this evening at the Library Center in Springfield, MO.

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False Value | Ben Aaronovitch
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Oh. My. Goddesses. New Peter Grant Rivers of London installment coming in November! Apparently it‘s available for pre order. Mr. Aaronovitch posted about it in FB land so sharing for my fellow fans here!

SW-T Woohoo! Great news 😊 Thanks for the post! 💕 1mo
Ericalambbrown @SW-T You bet! I had no idea and it kinda made my night a little when I found this post on FB 😊 1mo
KathyWheeler Yes!! 1mo
BookHoarder32 Woohoo! 1mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Happy Saturday, Littens! May your weekend be as relaxing and contented as Hank the Book Sniffer‘s seems to be. 😊💕📚🐶 #hankthebulldog

Swe_Eva That face! 💜 2mo
Crazeedi Hi Hank, you are sweet!🐶❣ 2mo
Slajaunie Hello Hank! 😘 2mo
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whatshesreadingnow Aww ❤️ 2mo
RealLifeReading Awww! 2mo
Zelma He looks so cozy and relaxed. 2mo
mreads ❤🐕❤ 2mo
Marilyncjackson Omg so cute! 2mo
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1 - For fashion and music there are many, but practically? I‘m good here, thanks!
2 - Hardback books. 📚
3 - Older. I turned 46 in March.
4 - Nope. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii at Tripler Army Hospital. Live in Hee Haw Hell, Missouri today 😂. I do live less than 30 miles from where my dad was born, however.

#FriyayIntro

Aloisi_tribe My youngest was born at Tripler! He likes to tell everyone that he‘s Hawaiian. 😁 2mo
alisonrose Hee Haw Hell 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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I got this list from Philippa Gregory‘s website a while back. It‘s the list of her Plantagenet/Tudor novels in chronological/historical order rather than publication order. Sharing for a new Litten who ran into the series recently. Welcome, @Lauraandherbooks 📚💕

Lauraandherbooks Thank you @Ericalambbrown can‘t wait to get to the book store and hunt these gems down!!! 2mo
Ericalambbrown @Lauraandherbooks I got so lucky and found most of these last fall at the library sale! I found the series via the Starz series The White Queen and The White Princess. I guess they made The Constant Princess (Catherine of Aragon‘s book) into The Spanish Princess, which premieres in May. 2mo
Crazeedi Now I have to look and see if I read these all, I know I read several in order, but not sure if there are a few I may have missed! Thanks for posting 2mo
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I haven‘t read this since high school. I revisited it with this Folio edition and I wouldn‘t say I necessarily enjoy the book. But given that it was written using some of Hemingway‘s experiences in WWI I think it‘s a useful read and it is well written.

However, I had to chuckle as I remembered the old joke about how Hemingway would answer the question “Why‘d the chicken cross the road?” That he wound answer “To die. Alone. In the rain.” 😂

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Sakina's Restaurant | Aasif Mandvi
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This one was somewhere between So-So and Pick for me. I loved No Man‘s Land and this was not as entertaining, however I found the perspective of immigrants and their American children extremely valuable. It‘s always good to see experiences from other eyes.

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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If any of y‘all are on FB, there‘s a new “Neil Gaiman Fans” group . . . and Neil Gaiman is one of the admins. 😳

If you‘ve read the book, you‘ll get the pic reference. And yes, I took this. Because I live here.

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Three Sisters, Three Queens | Philippa Gregory
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I knew very little about Margaret Tudor and almost nothing of James IV prior to reading this book. I really want to learn more about James IV - he seemed like a particularly interesting man from his brief part in this narrative. Once again the author note and bibliography at the end are great and give me resources to satisfy my curiosity.

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The King's Curse | Philippa Gregory
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I really enjoyed this installment of Philippa Gregory‘s series. I‘ve always found Margaret Pole to be one of the more interesting characters in the whole Plantagenet/Tudor saga. I can‘t imagine living the life of anxiety she must have endured knowing her family‘s safety was at the mercy of whatever political whim was currently prevalent. The author‘s note at the end was particularly interesting and food for thought.

Butterfinger I remember how gripping her death scene was. Stayed with me for a long time. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @Butterfinger I had wondered how they would do that because the written accounts from witnesses I‘d read were brutal! I thought it was well done, but it‘ll certainly give me a bit of a hangover. 2mo
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So, Hank the Book Sniffer and I disagree on this one. While I thought the illustrations were lovely, the story was a whole lotta words for a whole lotta nothin‘. Talk about overly verbose! For a man who Faulkner supposedly said was the nicest old lady he ever met, he sure can‘t write women worth a damn.

Hank, on the other hand, found the bouquet of this 70 year old book entirely irresistible and gives it a
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ rating. #hankthebulldog

mreads ❤🐕 2mo
SleepyDragon The cover is worth 3 ⭐s alone. So lovely! 2mo
Ericalambbrown @NeesyBeth The illustrations are gorgeous, too. I can‘t believe I found this at a flea market for almost nothing. 2mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I don‘t know how many of you are in the SW Missouri area, but I wanted to share this event in case anyone is interested and in the area. Madeline Miller is speaking in Springfield, MO on April 11.

Here is the link: https://thelibrary.org/oneread/

Emilymdxn I saw her in London last year and she‘s a great speaker! Very worth seeing 2mo
AmyG Ooooo. Nice. 2mo
Ericalambbrown @Emilymdxn She was delightful!! I‘m so glad I went. 1mo
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The first outdoor read of the year finished up this book. I thought this was a well written, well annotated book. I admire Eisenhower both more (his attempts to thaw the Cold War) and less (him allowing the CIA to jack with other countries) now, if that makes any sense. Lots of what occurred in his administration seeded many of the problems we still have today. Good read for history nerds or those wanting to know more about how we got here.

Ericalambbrown @Susanita Oh, nice!!! Thank you! 🙏🏻 2mo
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A New Owner's Guide to Bulldogs | Hank Williams, Carol Williams
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Whomever told me that bulldogs are lazy didn‘t know Hank. The Hankness. It just can‘t be stopped. 🤣 This was tonight. He‘d been to the groomer this morning. 😳 Someone was feeling Spring Fever. #hankthebulldog

Reading time must be postponed for bulldog bath #2 today.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😱😂. He looks like he totally seized the day! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ...and throttled it! 2mo
Ericalambbrown @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 🤣 May you be as joyful as Hank was today playing in the mud at the end of the storm drain in our field. It doesn‘t sound like a well wish but trust me, it is! 😊 (edited) 2mo
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whatshesreadingnow Oh goodness! 😂😂 2mo
britt_brooke 😆💚🐾 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Ericalambbrown yes it is! He definitely enjoyed it! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Baby! Ahhhhhhh. 2mo
Oblomov26 Hank looks like a happy fun guy to be around 😉 2mo
Ericalambbrown @Oblomov26 He is so much fun! I couldn‘t even be mad at him because he was so enjoying the mud. 🐶 2mo
rubyslippersreads What a handsome boy! ❤️🐶 2mo
tracey38 Aww, he definitely looks like he was having fun. 2mo
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Oooofffff. “It is the rise to power of the demagogue who lives on untruth.” Truman is describing McCarthy here, but it sure sounds relevant to today.

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Nifty interview today with the author of the tagged book on Science Friday. Sounds fantastic if you‘re into that subject.

Here‘s the link: https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/the-leg-bones-connected-to-the-ankle-bone...

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Good book. Hank the book sniffer and I finished it tonight. (He, too, approves of its sniffiness. Do not be confused by his grumpus face.) #hankthebulldog

I learned a lot about Tesla and will certainly be following up on some points annotated within the book. I absolutely recommend for anyone wanting to read a well-rounded, scholarly biography of the scientist.

BookNAround Hank the book sniffer is precious. 3mo
Ericalambbrown @BookNAround Thanks! He‘s funny about it - he always has to sniff whatever I‘m reading 🤣 3mo
SharonAlger I want to squish his wrinkly jowls! 3mo
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RadicalReader Absolutely love the dog‘s expression 3mo
TrishB Awwww 🐶❤️ 3mo
Velvetfur I love your words - sniffiness! Grumpus! Brilliant 😂 P. S. Love Hank's cutie face too ❤️ 3mo
arubabookwoman Oh my—that look! 3mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Can‘t wait. Second trailer for Good Omens dropped today.

https://youtu.be/ERM-OjqVpv0

wanderinglynn So excited! 😀🎉 3mo
Ericalambbrown @wanderinglynn me, too! 🖤 3mo
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I started the 1949 Heritage Press illustrated version of The Turn of the Screw that I got last week. The illustrations are 😍

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Just finished this wonderful little gem on a cold, dreary day. Some people have a tendency to romanticize the “Wild West” but I feel like this book touches on the brutality of the time without sensationalizing it for shock value. I had just finished Ron Chernow‘s book Grant when I picked this up. I think I appreciated it even more having just learned so much about Reconstruction. It was a short read, but a good one!

Readergrrl I really enjoyed this novel. I hadn‘t expected to enjoy it as much as I did and it has joined my top 20ish list. 3mo
Ericalambbrown @Readergrrl Same! I didn‘t expect it to grab me by the heart quite as it did. 3mo
Ncostell I loved this one too! 3mo
Carolyn11215 Such a great book! 3mo
Smrloomis I loved this one too! 🧡 I had never read her before. 3mo
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Wow. I can‘t believe I never read this book. Or saw the Olivier/Fontaine movie. I got this gorgeous illustrated copy cold during the Folio Society sale this year and I‘m so glad I did. I couldn‘t put it down! So I hit up the audiobook during my chores this weekend - the late, great Anna Massey was wonderful in her interpretation - and went back and forth. I recommend both wholeheartedly!

LeslieO That‘s a beauty! 3mo
BookwormM Beautiful cover 3mo
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jmtrivera Beautiful! 3mo
whatsthEStorey One of my favorite books! Beautiful copy! 3mo
Ericalambbrown @whatsthEStorey Thanks! I can‘t believe I‘ve only now read it. I love it! 3mo
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Grant | Ron Chernow
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I‘ve known who Grant was since I was a kid, but I knew very little about his life or of his strong connection to my home state of Missouri. Very well annotated book with many references I intend to check out in the future. Worth a read if you are a history nerd and into that sort of thing. 🤓 Once again, I learned a lot.

Crazeedi This author does good work 3mo
Ericalambbrown @Crazeedi this is the fourth of his I‘ve read and loved. I ❤️his books and always learn so much. Titan is amazing as well. (edited) 3mo
Crazeedi @Ericalambbrown I've not read that one, thanks I'll have to check it out 3mo
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Furniture rehab and audiobook. Also bulldog helper, Hank. #hankthebulldog

BookwormM Ahhh Hank is a cutie 3mo
heidisreads If you love Rebecca, check out the author Wendy Webb! 3mo
JennyM Hank looks like the best kind of helper 🐾😍 3mo
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Crazeedi Hi there Hank! You're adorable ! 3mo
Ericalambbrown @JennyM @Crazeedi @bookwormm Thanks! Hank is certainly a character 🐶 (edited) 3mo
Ericalambbrown @heidisreads Thanks! I‘ll have to check her out. 💕 3mo
Slajaunie 💙🐾 3mo
Craftylikefox That face 😍 3mo
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