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In_the_stacks

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Bunnicula | Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel
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#CuriousCovers Day 29 #pets- Well, you can‘t go wrong with the pet vampire rabbit Bunnicula! I love this cover and this book 💕❤️ 🐇

Eggs Perfect 🐰💙🐇 11mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 28 #Mountains - The Dark Mountain Project is a collective of artists founded by Dougald Hine & Paul Kingsnorth. DTP is attempting to document what it feels like to live in a world where there are so many converging and serious crises (particularly environmental). It tries to face head-on this idea of (as they say) “hope beyond hope” as we move into this potentially frightening, potentially richer/ deeper world.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🏔📚🙌🏻 11mo
Eggs Great choice 👏🏻📚🏔 11mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 27 #Car - I struggled to find any books with cars on the covers until I remembered this book by Bill Bryson. I read this a few decades ago and really enjoyed it then, but when I started a reread a few years back I wasn‘t as charmed. Actually (#unpopularopinion) the second time around this book just seemed tedious and unfunny, and the author came across as a bit of a jerk.

Eggs Bryson is hit-and-miss for me 🚘👍🏼❤️ 11mo
In_the_stacks @Eggs it‘s funny because I had the belief that I was an outlier here, but I just checked the Litsy posts for this book and I see now that there are a lot of people who didn‘t enjoy it! 👍😊 11mo
Andrea313 I had the same experience- read and loved Bryson in the early 2000s, then recently tried to revisit his work and didn't enjoy it at all. Glad to know it's not just me! 11mo
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European Peasant Cookery | Elisabeth Luard
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#CuriousCovers Day 26 #Food - I love reading books about food- about different cultures‘ foodways, food histories and traditions, etc. Here are two books by Elisabeth Luard that fill that book hunger for me: The book on the left contains recipes for traditional celebration foods, many very old, in various European countries. There‘s groaning-cake (England) for a christening feast, seven-herb soup (siebenkrautersuppe- Germany) for Palm Friday, 👇

In_the_stacks Elizabethan pasties for the pilgrimages of July, etc. Lots of interesting stories, and drawings by the author. The book on the right is in a similar vein, and includes beautiful photographs and illustrations. 11mo
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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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#CuriousCovers Day 25 #Flowers - Kate Atkinson is one of my favourite authors, and this is my favourite book by her. I found the Flora Thompson book at a used bookstore a few years ago and picked it up because it sounded exactly like something I would like, but it‘s still on my TBR.

Eggs Loved Life After Life❣️🌹📖 11mo
bibliothecarivs I read Lark Rise to Candleford recently for the first time and loved it. 9mo
In_the_stacks @Bibliothecarivs I need to move that book up my TBR! It definitely looks like something I‘d enjoy 😊 9mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 24- This book provides a disturbing but necessary #close-up look at Western culture and history.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚 11mo
Eggs 👍🏼📚👌🏼 11mo
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Material World: A Global Family Portrait | Charles C. Mann, Peter Menzel
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#CuriousCovers day 23 #building- I bought this book many years ago & had forgotten that it was on my shelves…It‘s a fascinating coffee table-style photography book that had 16 photographers travel to 30 countries/ 30:representative families & take photos of both daily life and & a photo of each family outside their home along with all of their possessions. The book is from the early 1990s, so it is a bit dated, but interesting nonetheless.

Eggs Heard of this one ☝️ Great choice 11mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 22 #multicolored - I just borrowed this book from the library and thought that it was a very good choice for today‘s prompt! I love the cover 😍, and the pictures inside are beautiful as well.

Eggs It‘s perfect 🌈 11mo
SamAnne I love this cookbook. I‘ve cooked many recipes from it and they have all been delicious. (edited) 11mo
In_the_stacks @SamAnne I‘m looking forward to trying some recipes this weekend 😊 11mo
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SamAnne @In_the_stacks the hummus recipes are great. Book taught me the trick of cooking the chickpeas with baking soda and throwing a couple ice cubes in when you process it. Gives it that creaminess—no more “hippie hummus.” Love the sea bass baked with cilantro and chilies. I used halibut. 11mo
SamAnne @in_the_stacks I‘ve done a few of the lamb dishes (I get a whole lamb from a farmer friend every year—makes it affordable! )Had rose buds, sumac, pomegranate molasses in the rub. Let me know what you end up cooking! 11mo
In_the_stacks @SamAnne that sounds so delicious 😊! I was going to make the hummus recipe for sure, and probably some salads. My only worry about the hummus was that it calls for so much tahini, but I guess that‘s what makes it so delicious! Did you follow the cup measurement or did you weigh the tahini? 11mo
SamAnne @In_the_stacks I used a measuring cup. You can always cut back on the tahini. I overdid the tahini in a dressing recently and it was too much. 11mo
In_the_stacks @SamAnne I might try the full measurement and see.What it‘s like 😊. 3 cups sounds like a lot but it might be delicious too. I‘m going to try some salads as well. I love lamb, I would love to try some of those recipes at some point too. 11mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 21 #water- I think I first heard about this book from one of Robert Macfarlane‘s books, I think in his book The Old Ways. This book is about Tim Robinsons‘s walking experiences around the perimeter of the islands (I think the main island). It explores the islands‘ geology, wildlife, history, folklore, language etc… It sounds very good (and very Macfarlane-esque , which is why I bought it!) but it is still on #mttbr

Eggs Sounds fascinating 💙🌊💙 11mo
In_the_stacks @Eggs yes it does! I need to take it off my shelf and finally read it 😄! 11mo
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Trees in Canada | John Laird Farrar, Canadian Forest Service
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#CuriousCovers Day 20- Here is my collection of books with #trees in the cover. I bought the tagged book a few years back because I wanted to identify trees in a park near my home- it has some unusual trees for our region.The Charles Eisenstein book I read and enjoyed, the other two are on my TBR. 🌲 🌳🌲🌳

Eggs Nice! 👏🏻🌳📚❤️ 11mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 19 #blueandyellow - This is another children‘s book author that I discovered as an adult, but wish I‘d discovered when I was a kid. British ✅ children‘s books ✅ set in the 1950s-1970s ✅ involving magic or ghosts ✅ plus some history ✅ is my jam 😊

Eggs 1950s-70s is my childhood and adolescence!! 💙💛💙 11mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 18- I discovered the #Green Knowe books when I was an adult, but I wish that I had discovered this series as a kid! Green Knowe is an ancient home/ castle that is haunted (in a good and not scary way!) by the spirits of past residents. The first book is set at Christmas and one of my traditions now is to reread it every year (along with John Masefield‘s The Box of Delights 😊).

Eggs Pretty!! 💚📗✅ 11mo
batsy I have the one on the left! Read it for the first time about two years ago and loved it ❤️ 11mo
LeahBergen Love this book! I need to get to the rest of the series. 11mo
In_the_stacks @batsy @LeahBergen It is exactly the kind of children‘s book that I love 😊! I found copies of The Chimneys of Green Knowe and An Enemy at Green Knowe a few years ago in used bookstores, but I haven‘t read the others in the series 😊 11mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 17 #patterns- I bought this book years ago when it first came out based on its reviews and some good interviews with the author, but it‘s still on #mttbr

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So many and some little time!!! 11mo
In_the_stacks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Bookworm problems 😊! 11mo
Eggs Well done ✅📚🤗 11mo
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Birthday for Frances | Russell Hoban
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#CuriousCovers Day 16 #pink- These are my absolute favourite children‘s picture books 💕💗💖.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 💗💗💗 11mo
Eggs Top favorites for me too-my eldest daughter used to laugh so hard she could barely breathe 11mo
In_the_stacks @Eggs oh, I love it! 💕💗 I can definitely relate to your daughter 😊 11mo
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PaperbackPirate A Bargain for Frances is my favorite! 11mo
In_the_stacks @PaperbackPirate that one is so good 😊! My favourite is A Birthday for Frances 🎂 🎉 11mo
PaperbackPirate 🎂🍰 11mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 15- This book on big history by David Christian has #stars on the cover. In this book he starts with the Big Bang and over 500+ pages takes you up to the twentieth century.

Photographed in front of my wall chart of big history 🙂.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ✨📚✨ 11mo
Eggs Sounds amazing 🌟👏🏻🌟 11mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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#CuriousCovers Day 14- These are two editions of one of my favourite books by one of my favourite authors.

The edition on the left is a Folio Society edition that I found second hand for a dollar at a thrift store. The book has beautiful colour plates but it also has a coffee ring stain on the front cover 😱😱😱. The #woman in red on the cover is Mildred Lathbury, the book‘s narrator & one of the excellent women referred to in the title.

Eggs Love this ❤️📚👏🏻 11mo
Ruthiella I have that same Plume Penguin paperback edition. I think they are so pretty! 11mo
In_the_stacks @Ruthiella I agree 😊 11mo
LeahBergen Ooo, love! I have that Folio edition, too. 11mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 13- I love the illustration of the green #man on the cover of this book!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Creepy 🙀 12mo
Eggs Great cover 👀📚👍🏼 12mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 12- This book that fits today‘s #gold prompt is one of my favourites 😊. It‘s a huge and beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of British folklore, covering everything from magic lore about trees to traditional music to traditional childhood games to an overview of seasonal festivals, etc. It also has a huge section on myths and legends specific to each region of Britain.

Eggs 🧡📙🌟📙🧡 12mo
persephone1408 That looks so interesting! 12mo
In_the_stacks @persephone1408 It is such a good reference book! 😊 12mo
Nute Perfect! 12mo
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#CuriousCovers day 11- I have taken care to bleep out part of this #orange book‘s title for the photo, but sometimes depression deserves a few choice words! This is a very small book/ zine (60 pages) that the author has described as “an anti-depression guide/ guide to a more lawless life”. It is a good quick read that I probably would have enjoyed reading even more as a teenager, but I enjoyed it well enough when I read it a few years ago.

Eggs 🧡📙🍊🧡 12mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 10- This book by the German theologian and poet Dorothee Soelle has #AbstractArt on the cover. This book has been on my TBR shelves for a very long time, but reading through the table of contents I am reminded why I bought it in the first place 😊.

Eggs Well done 👍🏼📚🤗 12mo
MayJasper My favourite abstract art today 👍 12mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 9- The tagged book fulfills today‘s prompt for a #purple cover. This is an interesting book, kind of an anthropological history of beer and fermentation practices. Buhner‘s main point is that traditionally beer was made from a variety of plants, and typically included medicinal and psychoactive plants (Buhner is an herbalist). There are recipes here too (including one for wormwood ale!), but I haven‘t tried any of them.

Eggs I see several more purples on the shelf! 💜📚💜 12mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 8- These books feature stone #circles on their covers. The tagged book has been on my TBR shelves for several years- pulling it off the shelf for this photo has reminded me that I need to read it!

Eggs Nicely done ✅📚💚 12mo
Leftcoastzen Cool great pick! 12mo
In_the_stacks @Leftcoastzen Thanks 😊 12mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 7- These books on human history fit today‘s #gray prompt. The tagged book is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Eggs Well done 👌🏼🖤☑️⚪️👏🏻 12mo
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Day 6 #CuriousCovers- Here‘s my stack of #yellow spined books for today‘s prompt. (I couldn‘t decide on one!).

Eggs Awesome 👏🏻💛📒🌼💛 12mo
eeclayton Impressive! 👏 12mo
kspenmoll Wow!!! 12mo
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Arabel's Raven | Joan Aiken
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Day 5 #Curiouscovers- I discovered Joan Aiken‘s Wolves Chronicles children‘s books as an adult, and I love the ones that I‘ve read so far. Her books are so much fun to read!

This is another one of her books (not in the Wolves Chronicles series) that is still in on my TBR, about a little girl and her mischievous pet #bird named Mortimer. The illustrations in this edition are terrific.

Eggs 🖤🦅🖤 12mo
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Day 4 #CuriousCovers- This book on Indo-European language and culture contains many references to the #horse, including this image on the cover.

Eggs Perfect 🧡🐎🧡 12mo
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Hope In The Dark | Rebecca Solnit
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#CuriousCovers Day 3- I really enjoyed his #BlackandWhite covered book by Rebecca Solnit when I read it a few years ago. 🖤🤍🖤🤍

Eggs 🖤⚪️🖤 12mo
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#curiouscovers Day 2: I love the titles of these #redandwhite covered books ❤️🤍❤️🤍❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚🤍 12mo
Eggs 💕🔴⚪️🔵💕 12mo
SamAnne I love Sandor Katz! 12mo
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In_the_stacks @SamAnne me too 😊! 12mo
SamAnne @In_the_stacks I have two of his fermentation books. Several years ago the New Yorker ran a great profile on him. Worth googling. 12mo
In_the_stacks @SamAnne thanks for the recommendation I will have to look that New Yorker article up. I‘ve borrowed one of his fermentation books from the library and I liked his whole philosophy about fermentation, food, etc 😊 12mo
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#CuriousCovers Day 1: When I think of #BlueandRed covers I think of these Oxford reference dictionaries.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choices! ❤️📚💙 12mo
Eggs Brilliant 💙❤️💙 12mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 12mo
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In_the_stacks @Nute thank you so much 😊! Ive been here for awhile but I mostly lurk and don‘t post. I wanted to try a monthly photo challenge, so I thought I‘d join in this month 😊 12mo
Nute Awesome responses to the photo challenge this month. I‘m glad that you joined. It‘s a lot more interesting when there are many players contributing. 12mo
In_the_stacks @Nute thank you , I‘ve been enjoying your responses as well 😊. It‘s fun to follow all of the different responses each day 12mo
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