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HannaPolkadots

HannaPolkadots

Joined December 2016

High school teacher, creative and colorful book nerd, professional coffee drinker, mountain lover and for the most part happy and sort of confused 😉
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Unknown Title | Questing Vole Press
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The title is taken from a Virginia Woolf quote:"Look your last on all things lovely." Beautiful title. It is a short story collection which, so far, is very lovely ?

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Breakfast reading ❤

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Impulse buy, completely because of the title😅❤

tpixie Great title! 6mo
Tamra Intriguing! 6mo
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Got some #audiosewing done, now all I need is buttons 😊

BookishMarginalia Pretty! 6mo
Ruthiella Beautiful! 😍 6mo
Tamra You are talented! 6mo
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DivineDiana So pretty! 💙 6mo
HannaPolkadots Thank you @DivineDiana ! Am really happy with how it turned out 😅 6mo
Nute Wow! That is really pretty! 5mo
HannaPolkadots Thanks @Nute! ❤ 5mo
WJCintron Great Job!! So pretty!! 5mo
HannaPolkadots Thank you @WJCintron ! 🤩 5mo
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#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

1. When I was 15, 9/11 happened. I feel like I remember that day in slow motion.
2. Bookstore. I love the library, but can rarely find the books I'm looking for there.
3. Anne of Green Gables 💚💚💚

I tag you, if you want to play🙂

Eggs Love AOGG💕💕 - thanks for playing 📚📚 6mo
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M Train | Patti Smith
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A book basically about drinking coffee, reading and writing. So simple, yet so very enjoyable ❤

lynneamch So enjoyed reading this. I hadn't known she married one of the members of the MC5, the local band where I grew up. 6mo
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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My last read and my current read. So simply, beautifully written. So much I recognize and identity with. So much I admire. I need more Patti Smith books.

DivineDiana I saw her at the University of Pennsylvania when she was promoting her last book, “Year of the Monkey”. She ended with singing one song accompanied by a drummer. It was wonderful! 6mo
HannaPolkadots @DivineDiana - lucky you! I would love to see her at some point 🤩 6mo
DivineDiana It was sold out! I did feel lucky! 🍀 Hope you do get your chance! 🤞🏻 (edited) 6mo
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M Train | Patti Smith
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As if I didn't already have plenty of reasons to love Patti Smith ❤

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#audioknitting in the hammock.

Wishing you all a happy Sunday!🤩

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Pickpick

Light, charming, with a lot of irritating characters, but luckily some enjoyable ones too. Loved major Pettigrew's sarcasm. Very well narrated by Peter Altschuler.

DivineDiana I loved this book! 6mo
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Summer | Ali Smith
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When one of your biggest fears is running out of reading material when out and about 😅🙈 But lucky I brought more thank one, cause I just now finished Summer, the one I Said two days ago I should try to read slowly since it's for book club. But I couldn't. The stories were so human and simple and elegant and complex and I just had to read on and on. And order the three other book in the Quartet series 🤩 Very much a recommend!❤

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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An entertaining listen, which allowed me to both audioknit, audiocrochet and audiosudoku these past couple of days 😊

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Summer | Ali Smith
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Summer holiday to me is having the chance to spend all day reading. That's probably get I have finished two books already today and started two more ❤ we are reading Summer for book club, so I should pace myself, but the writing is so engaging I'm not sure I'll be able to 😅

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A colleague recommended this, and it was very interesting to learn about memory techniques of various peoples, cultures and ages. Some of the techniques I want to try out, for instance making a history journey in the neigborhood for my history class.

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Rifling Through My Drawers | Clarissa Dickson Wright
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A very enjoyable read. I love Two Fat Ladies, which was why I picked up this book. Dickson-Wright and I might not have too much in common inn terms of interests, but I enjoyed the warmth, the seeming kindness and the humor that poured from the pages. I also liked the recipes inserted throughout the book.

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Rifling Through My Drawers | Clarissa Dickson Wright
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This is a good morning 🌞❤😊

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Mehso-so

I was unsure how to rate this, pick or so-so. I landed on so-so, because while being well-written - with a style that at times reminded me of Henry James - it also felt a bit heavy with unnecessary details, which made it feel like work to read. I never wanted to bail though, because the topic is interesting, and the well-written sentences was a joy. I will not read it again, though, so this will soon be looking for a new home at Goodwill.

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The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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When package from The Book Depository includes the most fitting bookmark ever 😅

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Rifling Through My Drawers | Clarissa Dickson Wright
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Needed a break from You Must Set Forth at Dawn, which, while being beautifully written, is a bit heavy. Clarissa Dickson Wright has had me relaxed and smiling from page 1😍

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Reading in front of the royal palace.

#readeverywhere

BarbaraBB So quiet there! 7mo
janeycanuck Is that Oslo? We visited Norway a few years ago (Oslo, Bergen and some amazing hiking in between) and fell in love! 7mo
HannaPolkadots @janeycanuck - so glad to hear it!🤩 Hopefully next time you will visit Ålesund as well, welcome back!😃 7mo
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For the first time since December 2019 I was able to physically visit my two favorite bookstores today (🎉🎉🎉🥳🤩🥰😍❤).

One might say I splurged. #bookhaul

Ruthiella 🥳 Perfect way to celebrate! 7mo
DivineDiana Good job! 👏🏻📚👍🏻 7mo
Tamra Good reason to splurge! 😀 7mo
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Timothy Keller is an autobuy author for me. He preaches in an understandable, wise and compassionate way with references to literature, pop culture and history. This was both an encouraging, challenging and educational read.

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Lunch ❤

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#sundayfunday

1. I do. The tagged books are examples of books I've bailed. Am so glad I learnt how to bail on books! When I was younger I always felt I had to finish the books I started no matter what.
2. Bad writing, unlikeable characters, if the book makes me want to do anything except read... I usually try to give it 50 pages in hopes that it might improve though.
3. Yes, if recommended by someone I trust.

@ozma.of.oz

Clare-Dragonfly I bailed on Tropic of Cancer too. I hated the character so much. I had wanted to give it a try since a good friend of mine recommended it, but he does like his books pretentious 😆 7mo
ozma.of.oz I felt the exact same way growing up! I couldn‘t bail, bailing was quitting, and I couldn‘t do that! Thanks for sharing! 7mo
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Bten om kvelden: Roman | Tarjei Vesaas
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What to say about this book?🤔 It feels like reading poetry. The language, the descriptions and imagery was captivatin and just felt perfect. As for the story... I'm not sure there is one? There are no characters we follow throughout, no clear plot structure that one would expect for a story. It reads more as noticing perhaps? But it works. The book is short though, 158 pages, not sure it would work as well in a much longer work...

BarbaraBB Do you know if it‘s translated in Dutch or English? 7mo
HannaPolkadots @BarbaraBB I found an English translation on Goodreads by Elisabeth Rokkan. The English title is The Boat In The Evening 😊 7mo
BarbaraBB Thanks!! That‘s one I haven‘t read and I love Vesaas 🤍 7mo
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HannaPolkadots Glad I could help! I love Vesaas too. Have you read anything by Halldis Moren Vesaas, @BarbaraBB ? 7mo
BarbaraBB No! Who is he/she? Family? 7mo
HannaPolkadots @BarbaraBB she was his wife, and a poet in her own right. I think love her poetry. She also has a memoir which I guess would be titled something like On the Hills of Midtbø, if it has been translated, about their life together. I love it, and if it exists in translation I definitely recommend it 🤩 7mo
BarbaraBB Wow, I had no idea. I will definitely look it up. Thanks for bringing it up! 😘 7mo
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Bten om kvelden: Roman | Tarjei Vesaas
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When a chapter is so beautifully written that you have to read it again and again, mark it so it will be easy to find later, and then just take a break from reading, because that chapter needs to be given time to be thought about and enjoyed... I've heard about book hangover before, but I think this is my first chapter hangover 😍

IuliaC This sound wonderful! 🤩 I hope to have a chapter hangover from my next read 7mo
Nute I‘ve experienced this kind of feeling before. It‘s a beautiful thing! 5mo
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Bten om kvelden: Roman | Tarjei Vesaas
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"My first dream."

(Translated from Norwegian by me)
#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Possession | A. S. Byatt
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Based on what I had heard and read about Possession before I was expecting to devour the book and absolutely love it. I did not. I liked it, sure, it was enjoyable, but I never reached that "I have to keep reading NOW" stage ? But still, a clear pick ?

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A chapter here, a chapter there...😅😊

TrishB Nice to see you posting again 😁 8mo
HannaPolkadots Thanks @TrishB !❤ 8mo
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Started this today as a sort of advent calendar, and my first impression is really good. Can't wait for tomorrow's read! (But I will, though)

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Bailedbailed

I gave it 150 pages, which I think was generous of me, but it just did not give me anything, so I figured life's too short and moved on 😅

Cinfhen Good call a book should never feel like a chore, but that cover is awesome 🤩 14mo
HannaPolkadots I know, right @Cinfhen ?! I had such high hopes 🙃 14mo
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The Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
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I read past my bedtime ❤

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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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Love this book ❤

Sparklemn Just got this in the mail. This will be a fun read when I need a laugh! (edited) 1y
HannaPolkadots @Sparklemn - enjoy!🤩 1y
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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I find myself in just about every page of this book ❤

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Mehso-so

Norwegian author Roy Jacobsen is quoted on the cover saying "without a doubt the most important book of the decade." I respectfully disagree. Interesting and thoughtprovoking,yes, but as Harari himself says several times, these are theories and possibilities, rather than prophesis. I also, for the most part, really disliked how he wrote about religion, often blending every faith together as one, and when he said (continues in comment)

HannaPolkadots Christians say this/think that, I very often wanted to ask "what are your sources? I do not think this or say that and I'm a Christian." And I think many of different faiths than mine would also struggle to recognize themselves in how he portrays religions. But, other than the religion stuff I found it very interesting ? 1y
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Yay 🤩🎂☕🎈

AmyG Wow! 🎉🎉🎉 1y
ferskner Nice!!!! 1y
Ruthiella Yahoo! 🥳🥳🥳 1y
Jas16 🙌🏽 1y
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Love this book, and Elijah Wood reads it so well!❤

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A colleague brought me this and said I HAD to read it. About halfway through, but it's not a quick read. Very interesting though, but I disagree with him on some things.

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Nicholas Nickelby | Charles Dickens
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#Audiocrocheting ❤ Suddenly I realized that Christmas is approaching, som it's time to continue my snowflake blanket 😅 Love the included concept on Audible where I can listen to Nicholas Nickleby for free ❤👍👏

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Panpan

The Audible performance was excellent, and the story has merit, but it felt too cold and impersonal to me, the characters lacked depth and felt flat.

Ruthiella Bummer! 1y
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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A quick, enjoyable read ❤ at some point I will want to read the rest of the series as well.

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Ethics | Benedictus de Spinoza
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Dear Mr. Spinoza, please mind punctuation, and remember that even though "consequently" and "inasmuch" are great words, you do not need to use them in every single sentence.

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Ethics | Benedictus de Spinoza
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After a morning of tidying, cleaning and baking, it is time for my first cup of coffee and some bookish delights 😃

Nute I love your mug! 1y
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Loved this! The chapters look at different authors and their troubled relationships to their families. It includes a lot of examples from their own works, letters and various biographies and seems very well researched.

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Thoughtful | S. C. Stephens
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Thanks for the tag @Sace
1. No, no photo challenges. I've tried so many times and I never seem to be able to keep up more than a week 🙈
2. All the genres! (Except for horror and erotica)
3. Yes. To all the snacks.

#thoughfulthursday @MoonWitch94

I tag my newest followers and Litsy friends: @georgia2112 and @CandyAVarty , join if you want to 😀

MoonWitch94 I never do every day for the photo challenges. I just try for once or twice a week. Thanks for playing 🍂😊🍃 1y
Sace Love these answers. As for photo challenges, I never seem to do more than 2 days 🙄 1y
HannaPolkadots @MoonWitch94 and @Sace - 😅 glad to hear I'm not the only one 😅 1y
Ruthiella All the snacks! 👍 1y
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Just look at this list of content!🤩 About 1/4 in, well-written, superinteresting, well researched and with so many great references to other works! Feel like I'm getting smarter with every page (and my TBR list grows with almost every page too). I love reading books about books and authors. ❤

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The Covenant | James A. Michener
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September has been glorious so far. #audiowalking

BarbaraBB 😍😍😍 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Wow! What an amazing view!😍 1y
Nute Wow! 1y
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Enjoying the first day of fall ❤

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Operatren: Knut Hauglands egen beretning | Knut Haugland, Svein Ster
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Such a great story about what appears to have been a brave, humble and kind man. He writes that reading a book as a child put him on the course of his life, the book was about a radio operator, which Haugland was both in the Norwegian resistance during ww2 and onboard the Kon-Tiki expedition. Well-written and does not dwell too much on every single detail, it moves along with natural rhytm and has an openness and vulnerability which I liked.

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Operatren: Knut Hauglands egen beretning | Knut Haugland, Svein Ster
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain 😃

1. Operatøren (the operator), The Covenant, My Father's Paradise
2. I rarely laugh out loud, so I honestly have no idea 🙈
3. Saga