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A steady, interesting sort of novel. Omniscient and head-hopping but sweet for all that. Makes me feel like it is old or self-pubbed but nope. Good enough to read the second in series. Probably diving into this pre WWI setting because of heroine #maisiedobbs... who piqued my curiosity!

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Strong Tea | John B. Keane
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I don‘t know, how many times have YOU heard, ‘he was a powerful judge of oats!‘ ?
😂❤️👏

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The Gooseberry | Joan Lingard
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#Youth fiction gets dated so quickly...in this case, a plus! Reading about 1970s #Edinburgh and the slang is A+!

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The Willoughbys | Lois Lowry
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Bahahahahahha! On. Point.

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Took a loooong time to finish the audiobook since I do not commute by car but it still has me thinking a month later about the many vignettes of history presented...fascinating stuff, and hopefully helps us get better prepared to understand the opposition...
The pic is just a nice one of my Beltane witch‘s altar, where I put forth intentions to get our world back on a sustainable course. ⚡️💕⚡️

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Lol. Well played, Jane Carlyle. #coldwaterbaths #somuchno

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Sling-shotting from last post to this, which I have to read slowly to get all the vituperativeness. 25 years old and onlot gotten worse. Taking lessons on how to change mindset!

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How to Relax | Thich Nhat Hanh, Nhaaat
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“The present moment WHERE LIFE IS AVAILABLE”
Ahhhhhhh. Truth.

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LOVED this book—the art, the humor, the learning, the passion. Recommended for 8 and up, including soon-to-be-38 me! 😂

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Bookshop Girl | Chloe Coles
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My latest read from probably one of my Top 5 Ever series...I love how Winspear drops in references to historical stuff I don‘t know so I have to look it up and it reveals so much about the character—Maisie is stepping out in this motor, ladies and gents!

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Wonderful read and resource for #witches #hedgewiches, and #historicalfiction writers!

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Just got through the long dictionary-like catalog of folk customs involving mice, miles, spiders, etc...it‘s nice to come back to the ‘magic‘ part of folk healing history.
#darkcave #carminagadelica #druids #essentialmagic 🥰

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Can we say Just About Perfect? Me and Bean getting our read on.
#pdx #witchyways #spring #goddess #sacredpath

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On accessing edible chestnuts: ‘pin them with my shoe...then drag my foot across the ground... It‘s fun, and you have the added benefit of looking ridiculous to passersby‘ 😂👌🤪
#keepportlandweird #foraging #feasting #nature #urbanforaging

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Discovery of Witches | Deborah Harkness
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Pause in your horror at my corner-folding, dear ones, to remark on how many top vs bottom folds there are: top means good; bottom, bad.
This was such a good story (and romance), but why were there so many unexplained pieces and inconsistencies? Perhaps because it‘s 579 pages? Anyway, I‘m off to watch the series now. 🤩
#pausefortea

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Healing means becoming _whole_, a unique, powerful, aware, fulfilled person.

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A chance insta post by foragingandfeasting made the connection for me: that tiny-white-heart-shaped-flower plant i‘d been crushing on was actually #chickweed! Then I went for this book for the #ritual reference, and it sings in my soul this spring #equinox of #Ostara...
Rituals always performed over hot chocolate, of course 👌🌕

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Loving the tone of this 1938 guide to old uses and folklore about herbs, preparing for an herbalism apprenticeship! 🤩

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 (Updated) | Julia Child, Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle
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The priceless introduction to the classic tome...
#servantless #howtimeschange #doubletake #cooking

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“I will call you Witch to affirm your birthright as a holy healer, to vindicate those socially rejected women who were hunted...in the name of not only patriarchy but also institutionalized racism, classism, and persistent imperialism.”
WOW. A fiercer read than I was expecting! May have to take it slower to absorb and digest 🙏🏽❤️

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I Never Stopped | Elizabeth Mitchell
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An intense story of love, grief, forgiveness, and transformation. Funny bits, foodie bits, and a whole lotta love. Great debut!

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Murder on Washington Square | Victoria Thompson
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It still crops my pictures. Why, @Litsy ??

Anyway, gaslamp fantasy is neat but this lady keeps it too prim and straightforward. The love story is barely there!

This is Beancat and he approved this message.

Litsy Sorry for the trouble. Litsy can only support square photos at this point. Let us know if you have any questions - you can email us at: litsy@librarything.com. 5mo
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Coatbridge: three centuries of change | Peter Drummond, James Smith
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“The two large car parks in the town Centre (Coatbridge, Scotland) are there partly because the area is too undermined for any sizeable buildings.”
Wow. 150 years later and the Industrial effects still with us ( I mean, beyond the obvious climate change effects!!)
#remnants #research #amwriting

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The Keening | Margaret Pinard
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For anyone in #pdx, check out our #indie #book fair, #JolabokaflodPDX!
12/30/18, 330-630 PM
8800 SW Oleson Rd (Nordic NW)

I am offering a copy of The Keening, Book 1 in my Remnants series, plus the gorgeous Celtic knot #necklace pictured!

30+ authors, 10+ #giveaways, and music, food, & crafts to boot!

#portland #oregon #book #writerscommunity #writer #writerslife #vancouver #washington #event #events #december

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A Conjuring of Light | Victoria Schwab
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So beautiful. I saw redemption, trust after betrayal, and self-forgiveness in this beautiful novel. But we each see what we need at the time, no?
#sarowsiscoming #teamholland #painremindsus #veschwab #magic

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Freedom: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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That‘s right, daring and original!
Come on, America. You can do better.
#whitemen #diverse #persephonebooks #snark

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Can we say Long. Travel. Day?!
Not unlike what I attempted to do with mom: #PortEllen to #Islay to #Kennacraig to #Tarbert to #Portavadie to #Dunoon...
Nice to know the #isles are still remote...
#scotland #innerhebrides #history #research #slateisles

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Sweeping the Dust | Lauer-Manenti, Ruth
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Just finished this book, after reading it in little bites for weeks so I could think about each few chapters better. They are all little bundles of surprisingly combined wisdom! This is the fog rolling in outside my bedroom window, and how beautiful...
Sometimes you need to let your mind drift in fog to FEEL, before you can SEE the Truth.
#yoga #fog #innersanctum #hiddentruth #bekind

MaleficentBookDragon I've always loved fog. I would go out walking in it whenever I could find it. 7mo
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The 'To Be Read--Soonest' List. Some already underway.
Breadth AND depth for this #writer!
#fantasy #history #worldbuilding #forevercurious
#aconjuringoflight #thewashingofthespears #theyearofthefrench #yesthattoo #tbr

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"Maisie arrived at her flat in Pimlico"
How does she make that sound SO cool??
#Anglophile #london #maisiedobbs #chic #histfic
LOVE this series.

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I know the person who (co)wrote this book! This is them being super excited for #pdx to #listenup!
No srsly, America, lets trying fixing this... And a lot of other things...#recovery #ryanHampton #opioidcrisis #clairerudyfoster #love #change #tripfiction

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My #eclectic reading choices at the moment...because you can't just read One Thing At A Time!!
Unsurprisingly, fiction is the most gripping...!
#Brits #histfic #zen #research #authorlife

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Desperate Fortune | Susanna Kearsley
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Loving this Kearsley novel, just like I have every other...😍

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Once Upon a Scandal | Delilah Marvelle
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Why, yes, I DO feel a thrill about reading BOTH of these books. Why do you ask?
#writerlife #research #thrilling #booknerdigans #histfic

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Surfacing | Margaret Atwood
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Wow. Was that a crazy trip or what!?! Lots of great quotes, ambiguous ending, and questions that will keep ringing in my head...#teaandscones #cuppa #teabreak

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Can't fricking wait for October 2nd! Preordered my copy from #local #favorite bookstore, #anotherreadthrough in #pdx! You should do the same! We can make it a SFF book club book!!! ☄🌟💙💖❤️

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Grasping Root | Margaret Pinard
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My first fan letter! A nice long one! Telling about the readers family and how I brought their experience to life--woooot! #histfic #authorlife #fanmail

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A very good book-reading weekend....ahhhhhh, and finally read #veschwab's popular first in a series! Loved the world. 💖🙌🏽

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There are a few people I'd LOVE to "charge...with general worthlessness" today!! What a phrase.
#histfic #research #authorlife #nerdalert

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Grasping Root | Margaret Pinard
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#local #bookstoreday TMW: we are celebrating #literary #community with the theme 'From Our Living Room to Yours' which is our way of saying we'd love to share our love for #books with you! Come to talk, chat, rant, gush, we want to hear it all!
Another Read Through 3932 n. Mississippi Ave, 11AM-6PM #PDX
***1st person who buys a book of mine gets a secret prize, hint: you can pin it on a jacket & it was made by an amazing New York artist/author. :)

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Saturday April 28th is the day to support YOUR #local independent bookstore. Please know that these are mostly precarious operations hanging on by the skin of their teeth and the strength of their convictions. Parts of your community. Payers of local taxes. Donaters to local schools. Please acknowledge that cheapest, fastest books aren't always best for the world: support your local #indie shops.
In #pdx, stop by #anotherreadthrough on #missave!

DivineDiana So true! 👍🏻📚👏🏻 13mo
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Oh my! I laughed out loud at the character's entry into the story! Love the start to this one 💖 #Austen #mashup #regencydetectives

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Loving the beginning of this book--more depth than I expected. First time reading this author, and craving some women's perspectives...not disappointing so far! Like a mix of #adriannatrigiani and #kathleenrooney and dealing with hardship after #WW2 in #philly area...

The_Real_Nani If you loved this, you might like Our Duty by Gerri Hilger. You can get an ARC here: http://gerriwettahilger.com/ Thanks! 8mo
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#Macrobiotics: still getting my mind around it...and how to reconcile it with #Ayurveda...as I study different philosophies and moral systems of behavior...

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O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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‘The significance of the children of Israel‘s sojourn in the desert is that forty years brought about the disappearance of the 1st generation & the growth of the next, that had not known humiliation in Egypt.‘ The Muqaddimah, Ibn Khaldun
From Laurie King's Beekeeper series, a good platform from which to call out: Any #readers/#writers going to the #Historical Novel Society conference, in #Portland this year? My 1st time--I'd

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A Breach of Promise | Anne Perry
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Love! Been waiting to read this particular resolution So Hard!!! #youllsee #nospoilers Had to stay up til midnight...

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Memory's Hostage | Margaret Pinard
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Inspiration board, including this excellent quote from @SewItGoes , to help me get on with the #mfing #editing!!!
(Again, help with the cropping. I can't find a setting to uncheck so it still auto crops 😩)

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Great historical titbits dropped in, like Waring night soil boys making citizen arrests-ha! Intrigued by military history background of the author...a complex, gripping, rewarding thriller of psychological profiling in 1896!