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Onioons

Onioons

Joined May 2016

borrowing worlds one book at a time...
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Night Boat to Tangier | Kevin Barry
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After a year of study, my time is my own again. So Operation ReadAllTheBooks is underway. I‘ve been looking forward to this gem for ages.

Suet624 Yay!!! 2mo
charl08 Such a great feeling! Enjoy! 2mo
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Bookly has me pegged for the weekend reader that I am! Must do better. This book deserves better 💪🤓

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The Rule of One | Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
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Lunchtime reading in the sunshine is the best!

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Future Popes of Ireland | Darragh Martin
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She was the thing that got him off the couch. It didn‘t matter how other people looked at him, or how he looked at himself: through Sophie‘s eyes he could rebuild himself #happyfathersday 👨‍👧

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Future Popes of Ireland | Darragh Martin
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So Mary told the story, in the way that stories are often told when sex awaits, elaborations and embellishments expected, the details not as important as the eyes of the person listening,

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The Easy Way Out | Steven Amsterdam
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"Myrna was a photographer who got rich on a book of portraits of children from around the world. Even she ultimately decided that photographs of children were twee. 'If I had the strength today, I'd go back and take pictures of all their grandparents. That would be a different book'". Amsterdam's take on euthanasia is as engaging as his look at climate change in The Things We Didn't See Coming. Thoughtful, quirky, memorable.

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The Easy Way Out | Steven Amsterdam
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It's been too long, Litsy! A reading weekend is long overdue so I'm kicking off my own personal 24in48 challenge by finishing this little gem of a book... Can't do next weekend so for once in my life I'll be ahead of things 🙃

megnews I‘m doing my own 24in48 this weekend too! With 3 days off and up to 10 inches of snow on the way, wild horses won‘t pull me away from my reading. I have lots of books I want to finish up. 10mo
Onioons @megnews Whoop! Excellent plan! Keep cosy & enjoy 📚🔥 10mo
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Unspoken | Gerard Stembridge
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Gorgeous spot to finish re-reading Unspoken this morning. An absolute favourite that gets better with each read. Francis Strong is perfection; Limerick shines; a re-read of volume 2 beckons. Mr Stembridge, please write volume 3!

Eyelit So lovely!! 14mo
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Eggshells | Caitriona Lally
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"There's a sudden smack of blue and the postman comes out of a house further down the terrace. He's moving in and out of houses like a needle stitching a hem." Quirky & quotable. Loving this so far...

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Day3 of my #librarylife black-and-white challenge and Batman features 🦇😁

readordierachel Awesome 😃 1y
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Day 2 of my #librarylife challenge - black & white photos, no people, no explanations 🎥

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The GAA: a history | Marcus De Brca
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I was challenged on Twitter to take photos of #librarylife. So many non-Littens don't know what they're missing out on 😆 Anyway, I'd feel like I was cheating if I didn't also upload here!

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The Twins | Tessa de Loo
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"The life of a soldier was something like a candle in front of Mary - when it had burnt down a new one was put in the holder."
Powerful reference to All Is Quiet On The Western Front

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The Island | Victoria Hislop
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"Today Fotini was going to be her Scheherazade." Struggling to find time to read but excited for Hislop to be my Scheherazade ???

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The Island | Victoria Hislop
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Getting stuck into The Island now & really enjoying it!

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The Island | Victoria Hislop
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Distracted from reading by the Limerick Cork All-Ireland Semi-final this afternoon. What an epic afternoon #LuimneachAbu #hurlingisforheroes (pic: Ryan Byrne in thejournal.ie)

Cinfhen Cool pic😍 1y
Onioons @Cinfhen absolutely not my pic (I should have said!) Taken from the journal.ie 1y
Cinfhen It‘s still a cool photo 1y
Onioons @Cinfhen true 😊 1y
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Before I Burn: A Novel | Gaute Heivoll
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Enjoying reading to the sound of rain after a very un-Irish heatwave 💧

Sarah83 It's a heat wave no country is common with 1y
Onioons 😀True @Sarah83 this post will make no sense, even to me, within a day or two! 1y
chapter_fifty2017 This sounds like a usual australian summer very punishing am dreading the summer this year as our winters are just cooler and so brief 😩 1y
Onioons @chapter_fifty2017 my experience of Australian summers has been wonderful but hottttttt 😁🇦🇺 1y
chapter_fifty2017 Well u know wat l am talking about 👍😉 1y
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The Good Father | Noah Hawley
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My father was a feeling, a sense of security transferred from his body to mine when I put my arms around his neck. The details of his life were irrelevant. He was an extension of my body as I was of his.

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Rapture | Liz Jensen
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"The heat has become so ferocious that venturing outside is an ordeal, something one must gear up to, armed with drinking water, sunglasses, cream, headgear"
When reading a dystopian novel about the climatic turbulence of the rapture during an Irish heatwave... Unnatural occurrences alround ? If anyone needs me, I'll be hiding in the shade with the ducks ???❤

readordierachel Pretty view though. Stay cool! 1y
Onioons Thanks @ReadOrDieRachel it's a great view & im in good company 🦆😊 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Couldn't resist... it's 9 for me & I googled passionflix so I'll be getting those amazon recommendations for the next six months 😆🤐😆

wanderinglynn Fun! 😀 1y
Soubhiville Haha, I got 6. That is fun! 1y
CaroPi I got 10 and I will figure out that passionflix in Google. No idea what is 1y
Onioons 😊 @CaroPi I think we all learned something new today 😊 1y
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Found this gem at the library today. It's easy to miss how masterful great design is. Penguin book covers giving me all the feels 🐧🐧🐧 #pelicanemojiplease #puffinspuffinspuffins

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This is what we had.
This is what you have left us.
And your cattle, they roam all over our gardens. They eat all our yams and taros.
Put a fence around your garden, then, so the cattle won't eat your crops.
I'll put a fence round the garden on the day I see my yams and taros climbing out of the ground to eat your cattle.

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What was love? He had loved Sheila. Of course he had, though love had changed every year, as love did. Early love. Surprised love. Warm love. Protective. Married. Parent. Everyday. Companionable. Happy. Frightened. Anguished. Desolate. Bereaved love. Grief.

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"Climb up"
Remarkable illustrations of the journey of two young boys from Niger trying to reach Europe. Crossing deserts and oceans.

LibrarianRyan This book was simply amazing!! 1y
Libby1 This book is wonderful. I agree with you and @LibrarianRyan . 1y
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34,14'29"N
13,2d'19"E
Midnight: local time

"You know as well as I do... he shouldn't be here."

My name is Ebo.
I'm twelve years old.
We've only been at sea for three hours, but I think he might be right.

Libby1 ❤️ 1y
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Lichtarowicz at her wacky best! I loved the chapter titles including: 'The Reigate Rambo', 'Please do not feed Richard Nixon', 'The finest left toes in the world', 'The Nice New Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Ape-ish Folk' and 'Mistakes happen even in the best-run families'... perfect titles for the array of adventures the Duong family find themselves in ❤

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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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Can't walk the beach this morning because the tide is right in. So started The Miniaturist instead. Off to an intriguing start...

charl08 Beautiful bay. 2y
kspenmoll Beautiful beach. Love the rocks. 2y
wanderinglynn Lovely place for a walk! 2y
RealLifeReading What a great view! 2y
rmaclean4 Loved the book! 1y
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Disturbance | Jamie O'Neill
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I was fourteen then, and my father in his late fifties. Of course he already was, always had been, a Catholic. I attended the local Presentation Brothers school. We were a Catholic father and son. But this was a different story. My father intended us now not only to be Catholic, but to be religious with it.
Love the voice of Nilus Moore in this dark, funny & poignant story 🦋

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Disturbance | Jamie O'Neill
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Photo doesn't do it justice, but a sunny May Day in the West of Ireland is #readingheaven

umbrellagirl Looks beautiful! 2y
Nicohlay Oh man what I would give to visit Ireland. Especially on a pretty day like that! 2y
Onioons Thanks @umbrellagirl @nicholay I only mention it cos it's quite rare 😁 2y
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Wow, remarkable graphic novel recounting the experience of Edith and her family when they were caught up in the 2004 tsunami. I found it striking how relatable the opening pages were and how it quickly their world was turned upside down. Very well-told and engaging ❤

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Fast read, interesting premise, but the characters weren't particularly engaging. And, while the end was surprising, I wasn't invested enough to be caught up in it #meh

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Had my first anniversary of turning vegetarian on May 1st. I'd like to be less "clueless" about it this year! Anyone have recommendations for great vegetarian (or vegan) recipe books?

LDuffN I don't but my mom makes a really good black bean and sweet potato chili that you wouldn't know was meatless. 2y
JPeterson I‘ve just started to eat more vegetarian, and someone on here recommended this cookbook, which has become my absolute favorite: 2y
Onioons Thanks @JPeterson that looks great! And thanks @LDuffN I'd take a cook over a cookbook any day 😊 2y
Lindy Check out Laura Wright‘s blog, http://thefirstmess.com. I‘ve been a vegetarian for 40 years and one cookbook I still return to is the original Moosewood: 2y
Onioons 40 years, wow @Lindy ! I really love the illustrations in the Moosewood Bible posts. Will check it out, thanks 🥕 2y
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Calling it a day with nearly 18 hours on the clock #readathon Chose this book for "Benin" in my Read Around Africa. Decided to go with an author from Benin (book based in Manhattan) rather than a Western view of Benin (based in the country itself). If anyone can recommend a great read from Benin, let me know ??

CouronneDhiver It‘s a shame more African literature isn‘t easily accessible here... I can‘t think of any Beninese authors off the top of my head. 2y
Onioons Thanks @CouronneDhiver Litsy has been the best source of recommendations so it was worth a try 😊 2y
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The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
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Loved this crime novel! Having returned to the West of Ireland, Detective Cormac Reilly finds himself caught up again in a difficult case from the beginning of his career. Two children threatened by bureaucracy and neglect - has he the nerve to fight for them twenty years later... There's nothing I love more that a well-written whodunnit with a worthy conclusion. Already looking out for the second book in the series #readathon

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The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
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Half way through this debut crime novel set in the West of Ireland. Really loving it so far #readathon

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Finished #book2 of the #readathon a lot quicker. I wasn't really blown away by this graphic novel and it's pretty dark in places. But it's good to mix up formats... 💻📝🖍

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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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#book1 complete in today's #readathon. I promise this isn't a spoiler- it's on page 8! But it is the basis of the science in this time-travel adventure. This book is more #timetravellerswife than #darkmatter. And in tone, it's more like #thecometseekers So well worth a read! (Also, I hope the language doesn't bother you, but best avoid this book if it does) 🙂

C.Perone 👍 2y
Aaronlisa It‘s a good read and I liked the science behind the time travel as well. 2y
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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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Okay, I'm hooked! It's been too long since my last Litsy #readathon and this looks like the book to get me involved 😁 Happy reading all...

Gnoe YAY! 2y
Soubhiville There‘s a readathon this weekend? Good luck and enjoy it!!! 2y
Onioons @Soubhiville Saw a few readathon posts & didn't ask any questions! Just jumped right in 😀📚❤ 2y
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Soubhiville ❤️ that‘s the spirit! I‘d jump in too, but I‘ve got company for the weekend. Have fun! 2y
callielafleur @Soubhiville @Onioons it's the Dewey's 24-hour readathon! It's a fun time with amazing people. The Here's info: http://www.24hourreadathon.com 2y
Onioons Thanks @callielafleur 🤗happy reading! 2y
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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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Happy after my trip to the library, but can't decide which to read first. Any suggestions...? #allourwrongtodays #thegirlbefore

Eyelit Tagged book sounds really interesting 2y
Aaronlisa I enjoyed All Our Wrong Todays 2y
Onioons Thanks @Eyelit & @Aaronlisa Time-travel & avocados it is!! 2y
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Loving this lifetime of remarkable photos, shared in context and with useful photography tips. A snapshot clearly doesn't do the artwork justice, but I love the personality here...

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What a good pick @TheWordJar , a real page-turner! It'll be on the way tomorrow @Rachael_reads 📬 #restingbookface

tjwill Accurate. 2y
TheWordJar Glad you enjoyed it, @Onioons! Your pick is one of my favorites of this club. I still think about the two women every so often! 2y
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It's a funny time to re-read dystopian novels. Fifteen years later and the hyper-capitalism feels a little less far fetched. Not a particularly deeply meaningful read, but thought-provoking and fun!

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Wife 22: A Novel | Melanie Gideon
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Not a bad spot to find when you've an hour to kill! On page 325 of 380 and really hoping for a satisfying resolution to this novel...

readordierachel Not bad at all! 2y
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@bookdrunkard78 loved your choice for #restingbookface 🎶 @Rachael_reads it's on the way! Thank you @Tsubame I received the next book yesterday. Looking forward to it!

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Snow | Orhan Pamuk
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Thank you to the #worldbookday gods for arranging a national snow day on March 1st! Hope everyone who is affected is taking advantage & keeping safe ☃️📚🍷

emilyhaldi That looks sooooo cozy ☺️ 2y
Onioons @emilyhaldi it's nice to be inside looking out! 2y
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The Crow Trap | Ann Cleeves
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#snowday No work today thanks to the beast from the east! So cuddled up on the couch with my first Ann Cleeves book ⛄️

hermyknee Lucky!! 2y
EvieBee Oooh enjoy! I‘ve been enjoying this series. On book 3 now. 2y
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Holy loudspeakers! This was intense. The remarkable biography of Jun Do, a young North Korean orphan, and the confessions of the powerful Commander Ga. Dramatic tales from the Workers Paradise that we know so little about...

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Busy Little Postman | Karen King
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Loving everyone's #secretsantagoespostal photos this evening! Happy reading, my Litsy friends. Just in case my Secret Santa is checking in, my mail is still on its way! I'll post when it arrives (unless I'm very distracted!) 🎄 #wintersolsticebookexchange

Soubhiville Those are super cute! 2y
BarbaraBB Hope it‘ll reach you soon 🤞 2y
Izai.Amorim Happy New Year! 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie Hi, I don‘t think I actually said I was your secret Santa... 🤔 sorry. Was just wondering if you‘ve had your parcel yet? I‘ve checked on line and it said it can‘t be tracked 😱 If you haven‘t received it by the end of next week, let me know and I‘ll send you a little something as a way of apology. I‘m so sorry! 2y
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Jolly Christmas Postman | Allan Ahlberg
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Forgot to post my picture on Monday, but these books are winging their way across the sea 😁Thank you to @BookBabe @MrBook & @Avanders for all your hard work. And happy reading to my Christmassy Stalkee and all you other Litsy Legends 🎅🎄📚#wintersolsticebookexchange #secretsantagoespostal

Cinfhen I love your dashing reindeer above the hashtag ❤️looks legit!!!! 2y
Onioons @Cinfhen ❤ it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas 🎶🎶 2y
Cinfhen It needs to be the official logo of #ssgp 2y
Avanders 🎉🎉🎉♥️🎄 2y
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You Can't Take An Elephant On the Bus | Patricia Cleveland-Peck
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The only thing more enjoyable than picking books for myself is picking them for my 4 year old nephew 📕🐶🐘🚌🏝🐳 There's just too many...

charl08 Love buying books for small people. 2y
charl08 Love buying books for small people. 2y
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