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Happy1848

Joined May 2018

"Then I'd certainly be a damned fool to feel any other way," Yossarian says
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Reading about (sunny) Ancient Rome whilst it's raining ☔ outside

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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Am thinking about this book whilst I have my lunch. Thankfully lunch is not meat based today

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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So. Just finished this book. I'm not sure what to make of it. Having seen the film I knew what to expect. And it was certainly enjoyable to read. and (as with any form of art) it made me think about life.
just not sure about if it deserves to be called a modern great?

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett

At the same time as I read about the kkk killing Medgar Ever on my timeline I get the news Biden and de Nero have had bombs posted to them.

I ask all my American friends to go out and vote this midterm.
Apathy isn't an option.

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Auschwitz: A New History | Laurence Rees
Mehso-so

I've been why I have it a soso rather than thumbs up.
Here is my conclusion:
The plus side has been the research and the first hand accounts from the people that were there.
But a more satisfactory book would have fully answered or left fewer unswered questions.
eg:
Impact of the war on Auschwitz
Impact of Auschwitz on the war
Immediate treatment of survivors by liberating forces
Compare & contrast this treatment by Red Army and Western allies

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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Saturday read in the west of Scotland

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Auschwitz: A New History | Laurence Rees

An important subject. he has a journalists eye for a good phrase.
However I felt it could have done with more conceptual analysis

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Curious thing about my relationship with this book is I have never made one recipe from it. Yet the tips and advice have been fab

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Italian Home Baking | Gino D'Acampo
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So. in my adventures with baking.....are the best baking recipes from Italia?
Either my next baking is to be the piegata con pomodorini

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Healthy Cooking for Your Kids | Sarah Banbery, Clive Bozzard-Hill, Sarah Baddeley
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Funnily enough the children always look at the cakes to cook before their mains

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Auschwitz: A New History | Laurence Rees

Heavy going.

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Auschwitz: A New History | Laurence Rees
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It's a Sunday. Work tomorrow - which for the first time in a long long time I am not looking forward too.
This is the kind of book which puts your own problems into perspective

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Trainspotting | John Hodge
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Yes. all Scottish men look like this and NOT like begbie, renton, sick boy or spud

fun fact. Spell check originally changed begbie to veggie. I wonder what he would've made of that?🤔

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In fact it's called Volgograd https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volgograd

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The Road To Stalingrad | John Erickson
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I don't think they call it Stalingrad in Russia anymore

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A Room With A View | E.M. Forster
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I come to Italy and this the room they give me (get the link to the book? Not subtle I know)

MStew 😂😂😂😂 1y
Happy1848 @meghan2714 apart from that it was lovely 1y
MStew Id love to visit italy and read and eat pasta all day 😂 1y
Happy1848 @meghan2714 don't forget the pizza...... 1y
MStew OMG YESSS 😩 THE PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1y
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......today it is a milk run. But it wasn't in the days of Catch 22

PS......catch 22 is the best book I have EVER read. Read it 12 times so far

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett

Great fillum

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The Secret Speech | Tom Rob Smith
Mehso-so

Not as good as child 44

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Wtf | Robert Peston
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Time to get serious and read something contemporary.

will it really point to how the uk can "take back control"?
Just remember....we haven't left the IO that is the EU yet

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Basically war without the glory. In other words there are very few good guys and only the brutality of war

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I mean this in the best possible way. The TV show is horrific

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Conclave | Robert Harris
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Running then reading. That's my Saturday covered

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We love the same pizza George Clooney enjoys

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Munich: A novel | Robert Harris
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Now has a new home

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Healthy and on the Bosh! YouTube channel too

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What is History? | Edward Hallett Carr
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People of Litsy. Please tell me you will read history. (I doubt Trump does either Kanye)

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Seriously. Pasta isn't bad for you. I don't get the zero carb thing

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This is just the tip of my to be read pile....i just didn't want people to think it was all cook books with me

Swe_Eva I have The Blair Years on Mr. TBR. Not sure I can do the whole enchilada. 😉😂 Is the 6th the last of the diaries? 1y
Happy1848 It is. I actually got it free after subscribing to a newspaper. 1y
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Gino?'s Pasta | Gino D'Acampo
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Linguine Al tonno is simply the most amazing thing.
most important lesson I learned from this book is less is more. I used to throw lots of ingredients into my pasta sauce....but no longer

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The butternut squash is gorgeous. Trying the paella next.... ..

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Nigella Express | Nigella Lawson
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OK. I burnt the pancakes. But that's more of a reflection on me than nigella

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BookaholicNatty Welcome to Litsy and sorry about the burnt pancakes 😂 (edited) 1y
Happy1848 I think I need to get a new pan......whats that saying about poor trades blames their tools? 🤔 1y
Swe_Eva Nigella is perfect, so it's not her. 😉😁 1y
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy🙂👋 1y
Happy1848 To be fair once I got past the burnt bits they tasted great 1y
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A Question of Blood | Ian Rankin
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Set in Edinburgh. is Edinburgh really posher than Glasgow?

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Complete Children's Cookbook | DK Publishing, Jill Bloomfield
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The methods section is amazing. Even I can understand it

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I will be using Litsy for all my new reads and NEW TBR books. Call me the happy1848 heretic if you want but all my previously read books are on A N Other social media book sites. If you can guess the importance of 1848 I don't have a prize, but will certainly follow you

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Munich: A novel | Robert Harris
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Great

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Munich: A novel | Robert Harris
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Finished it! I haven't read anything for a while and now this book has got me back into reading

RaimeyGallant I give most of my books away too. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Here are direct links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos are helpful. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. 1y
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