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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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When I Was a Child I Read Books | Marilynne Robinson
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If anyone wonders if I love this book 😉 I'm underlining, drawing and taking notes on just about every page ❤

RealBooks4ever I'd say... YES! 💜 7mo
RealBooks4ever Hey Hanna Marie - haven't seen you here in a long time! Hope all is well! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2mo
BarbaraBB Hi Hanna, just thinking of you. Hope all is well 💕 1w
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Kintu | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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Has anyone read this? Such great storytelling!??? In some ways it reminds me a bit of Roots by Alex Haley, because it tracks several generations of a family, but the topic is different. I also love that it is set in Uganda, I don't think I've ever "been" there before ?

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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What I've been making while listening to Michelle Obama's Becoming. Now let there be sun!🌞

Lcsmcat Pretty! 8mo
HannaPolkadots Thanks @Lcsmcat !😍 8mo
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Saga 1 | Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
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This is going well- 13 books read in February, with the first Saga as my favorite of the month 😉❤

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Am loving this audiobook!😍

hermyknee I‘m listening to this one, too! 💕 8mo
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1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Anne of Green Gables, The Brontë sisters
2. Spending time with my nieces tomorrow, going to see a theater production of Tarjei Vesaas's The Birds on Sunday. Can't wait ❤❤
3. Done.
4. Don't think so.
5. ✋✋✋😀

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Love to be able to find you awesome people on Instagram and Goodreads as well 😍 Great idea @wanderinglynn !

I spend some time on Instagram and Goodreads, and if you wanna find me, I'm hanna_polkadots on ig and Hanna on goodreads.

#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 💜 I followed you on IG, but there‘s a few Hannas on GR. Can you share your profile link? ☺️ 8mo
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The Ghost Writer | Philip Roth
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Enjoying my Saturday. Why ski when you can read?😉

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American Pastoral | Philip Roth
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Mehso-so

I think Roth is a very skilled writer, and some of the sentences in this novel are just genius. He also manages to get across frustration, anger, confusion and hurt, all stemming from a profound betrayal from a loved one. However, the ending was a bit too open for my liking🤔. Would love to hear your thoughts if you have read this !😁

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To Siberia: A Novel | Per Petterson
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January was a good reading month, and a great start to my reading challenge. The tagged book was my favorite read this month, with Petterson's newest as a close second.

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American Pastoral | Philip Roth
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Happy Sunday!😀🎉

zezeki That mug though 😍😍 9mo
HannaPolkadots @zezeki - Elsa Beskow's King Winter 😍 9mo
Cinfhen Hi 👋 Hope all is well!! 9mo
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The Fugitive | Marcel Proust
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Sometime last fall, high on cappuccino and the wisdom of Pippi Longstocking (I've never tried that before, so I'm sure I'm good at it), I offered to embroider 2 (!) Norwegian national costumes from my region (sunnmørsbunad). Now I just have to practice and learn how... all I can say is thank God for Audible 😅🙈 At the right you see today's practice, at the left what the finished product should look like.

Karkar I love Norwegian National Costumes. It is so interesting to see all the different ones! 10mo
BookInMyHands Wow! Good for you! I hope you‘ll keep posting what you create while you listen. Audiobooks are what get me to work-out in the morning, but no one wants to see that 🤣 10mo
HannaPolkadots @Karkar - glad to hear it! I love them too, and always feel sort of proud when I get to wear it 😊 Do you have a favorite? 10mo
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HannaPolkadots @BookInMyHands - the posting will continue!👍😀 10mo
Karkar @HannaPolkadots I really like the one that my cousin has. She is from Norway and I feel bad because I cannot remember what region it is for. It is a pretty blue color with red flowers. I will have to see if I can find my picture. 10mo
DivineDiana I love embroidery. Cheers to you! 9mo
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The Republic | By Plato
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First #tbrpile in 2019! These are the books I hope to read in January. Decided to reread Anne of Green Gables throughout 2019, and I so look forward to falling in love with Avonlea again 😍

Lcsmcat I ❤️ Pers Petterson! (edited) 10mo
HannaPolkadots Me too!😍 Got his newest, Men in my Situation for Christmas from my best friend. I gave her the same. Funny thing? Not the first time that has happened 🙈😉 10mo
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Setting Goals | John Renesch
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Thank you, @candority ,for letting me use this!🤩

My #2019readinggoals is to...
- read 102 books
- reread 12 favorites from earlier years
- become better at writing a reading log...🙈

candority What a great set of goals! You can do it 💪 I rarely reread books, but there are a few that I have been considering picking up again 🤔 10mo
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I Did It! | Anna Ross
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This went well! A great year for books. Thank you all for bookish companionship throughout 2018. Happy New Year to all of you! ❤❤❤🎉

Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 10mo
JoScho 🥳💙🥳💙🥳 10mo
RealBooks4ever Congratulations!! 🎉💜 10mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 10mo
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The Republic | By Plato
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New day, new book, new coffee 😍

BookInMyHands Love the teacup! 10mo
RachelO 😍 10mo
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Ending my first day as 33 like this 🤩😍🎄 Thank you SO much for all lovely greetings ❤

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The writing is good, the topic interesting, and the best parts are the many in-depth interviews done with young adults and their parents, from different places in The US and different socio-economic backgrounds. Some issues are more American, but others I recognize in my own country as well.

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The Library | Sarah Stewart
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Merry Christmas to all of you! I found myself in this beautiful illustration 😅

Avanders Merry Christmas! 🎄♥️ 10mo
RealBooks4ever Merry Christmas from Portland, Oregon, US, to my far away Litsy friend! 💜 10mo
BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 10mo
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1. Couldn't choose. But I could watch and rewatch these shows forever.
2. Celebrate Christmas and my birthday, read, sleep, not think about work at all.
3. Travel literature.
4. Trying to get up from the couch.
5. A second season of Firefly.

GypsyKat These are all my favorites, too! ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
TK421 Yes to #5! The world needs more Firefly. 10mo
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Very interesting and definitely relevant.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Lise Myhre has illustrated some of her favorite poems in this New anthology, and she does it so well! It's like she captures the spirit or mood of the poem through her drawings. I know Nemi is translated to other languages and I sincerely hope this will be too.

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Decorating for Christmas | Kasey Rogers, Mark Wood
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I don't have a lot of bookish holiday decorations. I fell in love with the snow globe last year, and the Christmas trees were a product of a day of crafting in the library with my students.
#holidaydecor @TheReadingMermaid Great idea, by the way!😍

TheReadingMermaid Oh I love that snow globe! 😍😍😍 Thank you for sharing sweetie 🤗 💕 10mo
robinb Beautiful snow globe...I have a weakness for them! ❤️ 10mo
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1. Cleaning the apartment
2. Cleaning, sewing, attend a concert, reading...
3. Something called "julemanna"
4. Our Kids by Robert Putnam
5. Will do! ? Happy Friday @Cinfhen !
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Cinfhen Hi!!!! It‘s been soooo long!!! What‘s new???? Hope all is well xx 10mo
HannaPolkadots @Cinfhen - same old, same old 😉 Counting down to Christmas break. What about you? 10mo
Cinfhen Pretty much the same! Some family is in town visiting so extra happy at the moment 🥰 10mo
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Pickpick

I loved this! Can't believe it took me 32 Decembers before I read this. Makes me want to draw and write letters myself 😉

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Nemi, Volume 1 | Lise Myhre
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Happy Sunday!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Pickpick

A short listen, about 70 minutes perhaps. I love the stories of unofficial ceasefires Christmas 1914, it gives me hope and tends to make me cry. But it is also impossible for me (and probably for many of them)to understand how a person is supposed to go from shaking hands, playing soccer, sharing smokes and buttons and whatever, and then back to orders to kill each other. The more I read, the less I understand war.

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Gravity's Rainbow | Thomas Pynchon
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Bailedbailed

I bailed after 50 pages. I wanted to bail before, but I figured when a person takes the trouble to write a novel of about 900 pages, I should at least give him the chance to change my mind. I didn't.

andrew61 After finishing a much smaller pynchon this week i think i might avoid this one 😂 10mo
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Black Moses | Alain Mabanckou
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While my students do their midterms...

Sometimes teaching is such a great job 😍

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Enjoying this a lot. Happy Sunday to you all!💚

Libby1 Which language is that? I‘m sure you‘ve told me before. 🙄 It looks so beautiful. 11mo
HannaPolkadots @Libby1 - it's Norwegian, my mother tongue 💙🇳🇴 11mo
Libby1 😊 11mo
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🌲 Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood, Child Soldier by Michel Chikwanine, Silent Steppe by Mukhamet Shayakhmetov
🌲marzipan
🌲Nope, not until December 22nd
🌲 The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
🌲my mom and I always breakfast in town on the 23rd (keep in mind that I come from a tiny hamlet, so as a kid, breakfast in town felt very exotic 😉)

I can't wait for December to begin!!!😍😃
#Christmas2018 @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ thanks for playing!! 11mo
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The Collected Stories | Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
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My doctor told me to do something that makes me happy. So I did.

ElishaLovesBooks 💙💙 11mo
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The Collected Stories | Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
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Sometimes grapes and Russian short stories are all you need 😍

MayJasper Or vodka? 11mo
HannaPolkadots @MayJasper - too early for vodka....yet 😉😇 11mo
MayJasper Of course. Silly me 😀 11mo
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"IT'S HERE" | June M. Lawrence
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It's here, it's here 😍 After a long sea journey from Australia to Norway, my #teachercarepackage arrived today and it was perfect. Thank you SO much for the thoughtful gift @LapReader ! All the books and the teaching material (💚💚💚) and you even got my favorite kind of pen! I love it. Thank you.

 @hermyknee

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 12mo
LapReader Finally! Thankyou for your patience xo 12mo
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My October reads. As far as reading months go it was quite mjewh.

rabbitprincess Great drawing of the pumpkin! 🎃 12mo
HannaPolkadots Thanks @rabbitprincess ! I honestly believe that was my first Halloween related drawing ever 🙈 12mo
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Inheritance | Christopher Paolini
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Happy Sunday to you all 💚

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#friyayintro @howjessreads
1. All the genres! 😀🤩 (except horror and erotica)
2. Beets - I would not make a good Russian 🙈
3. My paternal grandmother is the only one still alive, she's 91. I don't know about my paternal grandfather but I'm guessing he would be in his 90s too. My beloved grandma would be 100 and grandpa 112.
4. All from the same county in Norway
5. 🙅‍♀️🙆‍♀️🤷‍♀️💃

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This was like hanging out with a good friend you haven't seen for ages, and realizing that she is even awesomer than you remember.

Amabear Exactly my thoughts! 😍 loved this one especially the audio book 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! I felt the same way with that audiobook! 12mo
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This was really good and, just like Snyder's Black Earth, taught me a lot. I've already had the school librarian order it, and recommended it to several of my students. If you're interested in politics, Russia's influence in American (and European) affairs and the media, this is a great book to read.

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I Did It! | Anna Ross
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Yay, reading goal 2018 reached.

ju.ca.no Congratulations😊🎉🎉🎉😍 12mo
JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 12mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 12mo
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LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh 12mo
Liatrek Awesome 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎉🍾🎈🎊 12mo
mirellalella86 Congrats!!! X 12mo
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Mehso-so

Enjoyable, easy and exactly what I needed 😀

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Some of my #shelves. I'm running out of space, but I love reading and being surrounded by books, so I don't think I'll ever go digital.

@howjessreads #31bookpics

ju.ca.no always the same struggle🙈 bookshelves are just always getting too full too quick🙈 13mo
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I Hate School | Jeanne Willis
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1. I hated elementary school, worst 6 years of my life.
2. International English
3. No kids
4. Jamaica. Cause it seems relaxed and weird and cool.
5. Have a great weekend @Cinfhen and @JoScho !🤩

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Joyfulmimi I didn‘t like elementary school either. 13mo
HannaPolkadots Elementary school survivors unite!😀 Luckily, we kept our love of reading 😉 @Joyfulmimi 13mo
Joyfulmimi Indeed! Silent reading at your desk and school library visits were the best thing @HannahPolkadots 13mo
Cinfhen Thanks sooooo much for the tag!!!! Hope all is well with you!!!! I‘ve been so busy hosting guests that I‘ve been neglecting Litsy 😥😥😥 13mo
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Kollektivt selvmord | Arto Paasilinna
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A couple of hours ago my hairdresser declared me ready for Friday night. Not sure this is what she had in mind 😉🤩

This is how I party 🧡

RealLifeReading That‘s the best kind of party 13mo
VioletBramble There's no party like a reading party. 🎉📚🎉 13mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 13mo
HannaPolkadots @RealLifeReading @VioletBramble and @CouronneDhiver - you guys sure know the true meaning of party 😍😎🤩🎈📚 13mo
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In the Wake: A Novel | Per Petterson
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Loss, frustration, apathy, survivor's guilt, how to deal with or not to deal with unexpected disaster, loneliness - this book deals with it all in Petterson's own down to earth manner. Knowing that the author experienced a catastrophe very similar to the main character makes it both more believable, but also so much sadder.

Lcsmcat I loved his Out Stealing Horses! 13mo
HannaPolkadots Me too @Lcsmcat! 😀 That was my first Petterson,❤ 13mo
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Truth & Beauty | Ann Patchett
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Mehso-so

I don't know how I feel about this one... Ann Patchett writes well, but I struggle with getting into it. Maybe it's knowing how it ends or something, but I'm just sort of meeh to the whole thing. (Which makes me feel like a horrible person🙈)

RebelReader This wasn‘t a favorite of mine either even though I usually like her work. 13mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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1. Hiking with my mum and nephew last Saturday
2. Something with fish, maybe white bacalao
3. Very few, a lunch date, a coffee date, some reading, some housework...
4. Laurens van der Post (ask me tomorrow and I'll say something else)
5. Colors 🧡
#humpdaypost @mindea

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Lighthousekeeping | Jeanette Winterson
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Rereading this gem of a book while enjoying summer in September 🧡

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Hump Day | Rob Houglan, Holley Houglan
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1. Spent my last vacation day here 💙
2. Drinking coffee and reading Dawn Powell
3. Anytime 😀
4. Yeah, friendly enough.
5. To reread something I love or to watch Gilmore Girls 🧡💛🧡

#humpdaypost @MinDea

Centique That‘s beautiful! Where is it? 14mo
HannaPolkadots It's on the island I grew up - Solevågen - northwest in Norway 💙 14mo
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Within a Budding Grove | Marcel Proust, Dennis Joseph Enright
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#readingresolutions day 3, #labordayreads. Our Labor Day was on May 1st, so today is just Monday 🤢 But as evening is sneaking in I find myself quite content with Proust on audio and knitting with leftover yarn. Happy Monday!🧡 @Jess7

Johanna414 Knitting with an audiobook is one of my favorite activities! Is that a blanket? I love all the colors 14mo
HannaPolkadots It's a blanket, @Johanna414 😀 I'm trying to use all my leftover yarn so it's going to be really colorful, which I love. I also like this technique of knitting, since it means I won't have to sew the pieces together afterwards...😉 14mo
Johanna414 @HannaPolkadots that‘s always a plus! I also avoid projects that involve a lot of pieces 14mo
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