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Purpleness

Joined May 2016

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Shelves…an important part of your home library. Stay safe in there!

Suet624 🤣🤣🤣 3d
archaeolibrarianologist If that's how I go, that's how I go. 2d
rwmg ebooks save lives 2d
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How can you tell this is a Canadian library? 😜

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Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣 1w
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I am enjoying this book; it‘s a history of paper and its impacts on culture around the world. However, every once in a while there‘s a sentence like this that drives me nuts. There‘s no predicate! It‘s just a string of phrases.

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IMASLOWREADER im doing that now yay 2w
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“Libraries are generally thought to be very quiet places…. Another way to think of a library, however, is as a world of frozen voices, captured and rendered accessible forever by one of the most powerful human developments of all time—the act of writing.”
A beautiful view of libraries, but I have to add that if the author thinks of libraries as only figuratively noisy, they‘ve never been to storytime or the teen section mid-afternoon!

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“The quill moving over the paper made a faint scratching sound, then almost a squeak as the pen was pulled backward suddenly at an odd angle to cross out a word.” #firstlinefridays

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Spur of the moment trip to Indigo means a book haul for the niblings! #bookhaul

TEArificbooks We love mo Willems 1mo
Purpleness @mdm139 Who doesn‘t? Lol. He‘s a favourite here, too. 1mo
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Peril in Paris | Rhys Bowen
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#lastfirst Two very different books! Finished the year with a light romance, and started with local history.

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About to enjoy one of my Christmas presents! My wonderful Mother made me this Anne of Green Gables pillow case🙂

wanderinglynn How lovely! 😍 1mo
Ruthiella That‘s neat! 😍 1mo
charl08 Love this idea, what a great gift! 1mo
DivineDiana How thoughtful! ❤️ 3w
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This picture beside the table of contents just made me so happy:) Lovely way to start the book.

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Reading by the Christmas tree:)

psalva I really want to read this next year. I adored Word by Word by Kory Stamper, and she references this book throughout. Happy reading! 2mo
Purpleness @psalva Thanks! I‘m enjoying it so far. 2mo
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The Potter's Field | Ellis Peters
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BookBelle84 My favourite of the Bridgertons! 2mo
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I love when I find little nuggets like this when I‘m cataloguing!

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Bookwomble Sadly, I think that goes for many countries 😒 2mo
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Late to the party with this one, but it‘s still Friday in my time zone!
It‘s a coincidence, but it feels appropriate to have started this book on the week of Remembrance Day.
#firstlinefridays

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Reading this reminded me of my great-grandmother who didn‘t write a letter; she went to the local recruiting officer and bawled him out for letting my great-grandfather sign up when he knew he was needed at home. She did get him un-signed up.

Prairiegirl_reading I love that! 3mo
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“There are two things wrong with that approach. One is that being dead isn‘t glorious. The other is that the system that produced those old wars and consumed all those lives isn‘t dead at all.”

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A tiring, but happy, birthday. My sister knows me so well; this was her present that I opened while wearing my hobbit skirt that she got me last year:)

julesG Happy Birthday! 🎉💖📚 3mo
Bookwomble Happy birthday 😊 3mo
batsy Happy birthday! Lovely pair of birthday books 🙂 3mo
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JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 3mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 3mo
Purpleness Thanks for the birthday wishes! 3mo
Linsy Happy Birthday!! I loved this book :) 3mo
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I know it was important, but not sure that‘s how I‘d want to go down in history!

Bklover He was a pee pro!!!😉 3mo
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The Fire Court | Andrew Taylor
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rockpools Well it made me do a double-take! 😂 3mo
Purpleness Yes, I can see how it would. Wasn‘t trying to startle everyone named Rachel😂 @rockpools 3mo
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The relationship between faith and the study of nature was-and remains-a complex one…. Disputed ideas have occasionally caused conflict, of course. But to imagine ‘science‘ and ‘religion‘ as two separate, inevitably antagonistic opponents, or to suggest that such closed-mindedness as does exist has always been on the side of religion, is far too simplistic. The Middle Ages were much more than battles and black boils.

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“Derek Price, they said, was ‘not socially house-trained‘.” #firstlinefridays
So excited to dive into this one!

Karisa 🤣 Great first line! 4mo
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I‘m all for collaboration, experimentation, and curiosity… but I have some health and safety concerns with dissections at the coffeehouse.

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Richryan52 Holmes fan? 4mo
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The Voyage of Freydis | Tamara Goranson
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A Song for Arbonne | Guy Gavriel Kay
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eeclayton I love it when there's a map ☺️ 6mo
Purpleness @eeclayton Me, too! 6mo
DivineDiana So do I! @eeclayton 🙂 (edited) 6mo
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The Ashes of London | Andrew Taylor
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I really enjoyed this overview of Anglo-Saxon England (perhaps especially because I watched the end of The Last Kingdom with my Mom this Summer, so I got to share random facts with her about the background for the show). Laying that aside, though, Morris does a good job of showing how Anglo-Saxon society developed over time and the ways in which it doesn‘t quite fit the mold we‘ve cast for it.

rabbitprincess Marc Morris‘s books are great! Really looking forward to reading this sometime in the next decade 🤣 If you haven‘t read it yet, I recommend 6mo
Purpleness @rabbitprincess Thanks! I checked my library for it, but they don‘t have it, so it just may make it onto my birthday list:) 6mo
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Cathedral | Ben Hopkins
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SamAnne 😂😂 7mo
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Cathedral | Ben Hopkins
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#firstlinefridays It‘s a story he likes to tell, how he first came to Hagenburg, how he bought his freedom, how he started as a stonecutter‘s apprentice, working at the Cathedral.

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As you can probably tell from the number of quotes I‘ve posted from this book, I really liked this one. I thought it did a good job of balancing details (some of them surprising!) and a broad overview of the long history of the Hudson‘s Bay Company from its founding to the end of its monopoly.

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