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Mm dans les orties | Aurelie Valognes
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Went to France, visited a bookstore, asked for recommendations on French authors. Left with arms full of pockets, most of them with a big touch of fun. Loved this one - grumpy old man slowly defrosts to smartass neighbour girl. Near the end things got a bit cheesy but enough surprising turns to keep going!

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The Simple Home | Rhonda Hetzel
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This is not the best book to read when you‘re on the road for a two week holiday. So many things I want to implement and work with! On the other hand: two weeks bring the opportunity to really think things through and make some lasting changes when home...

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Forever Friday: A Novel | Timothy Lewis
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Getting back in the Litsy-groove with #friyayintro @jesshowbooks

1. Packing. Lots of it. Oh, and probably figure out taxes too.
2. Peak season at school, but managed to slip in two good books. (I did read a lot but most of it was papers to grade lol)
3. Summer. Abundance of light does great things for my general mood. And it feels less *** to get woken up just before dawn by daughter.
4. Not much of a concert goer. Randy Newman I would say.

julesG More daylight definitely is an advantage. I like being woken by the sunlight, but my cats are usually up before the sun. 5y
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Amerikanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Do things only exist if they have a name?

About one third in, I think this book is full of ponder-worthy lines. Apparently, someone shares that opinion, as there are plenty of pencil marks everywhere. And now I can‘t help but ask myself: would these parts also stand out to me if someone hadn‘t visually taken the lead?

#librarybooks #pencilparadise

BarbaraBB Hey, you‘re Dutch? 5y
Songsofhome @BarbaraBB , I‘m from Belgium, the Dutch-speaking part indeed! 5y
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Summertime | Joanne Dugan
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Summer holiday is about to start and I decided to reanimate this totally neglected safe haven for bookishness. Dusk, open windows and summer bedding - the perfect setting to tackle all the summer reading I‘m planning! #gettinginshape #summerreading

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Superduif | Esther Gerritsen
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Ninety minutes just for me... buying a book instead of a magazine and installing myself in a tapas bar. #byeworld #metime

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When you aren‘t allowed bookish escapes anymore, take a stroll outside #brokennights #holidaysalmostover

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My nightstand might or might not feel like I‘m overdoing it... #tbr #fantasyforbedtime

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Buried Giant | Kazuo Ishiguro
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My parents took the kids for a walk. 30 minutes of quiet at last! #autumnholiday

CatLass007 Happy reading! 5y
BarbaraBB Lovely book isn‘t it? 5y
Songsofhome @BarbaraBB very special atmosphere, good writing. Not sure if it‘s entirely my thing... 5y
BarbaraBB I thought so too but then I kept on reading! 5y
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Becausewhat else could you do, being awake in the middle of the night thanks to an already early bird who doesn‘t do daylight savings hour. #damnyouwinterhour

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Sneezy the Snowman | Maureen Wright
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Ugh, having a terrible cold. In bed with me! Luckily, I‘m in good company. #cold

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Buried Giant | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Meal prepping with the #wsirn podcast on and can't wait to dive into a new book. Even before his prize, I was curious to read something by #ishiguro. And well... this cover appealed to me. Seems like a book that might make me cry though...

BarbaraBB Loved this book - as all by Ishiguro! 5y
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Settling down for a whole different kind of storytelling! #cirquedusoleil #totem

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Life Begins on Friday | Ioana Parvulescu
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1. Robin Hobb
2. Taking the bike to get to work.
3. Hell no! I can't even handle the tension in a good detective!
4. A shark I guess. Double chance of being actually dead instead of endless suffering.
5. If you're talking about the weather, which I assume, we fell from a lovely 21C to a chilly 13 with rain. Yikes!

#friyayintro @jess.how

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Bedtime surprise for my son. He knows the first book by heart and discovered there was a second one on the audiobook. He's so proud to own them both now! #gruffalo #raisingreaders

Libby1 ❤️ 5y
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I don't know who was the first to say: read something about a subject every month and you'll be a specialist very soon as nobody sticks to reading the latest on his subject. Well, I know this is not the community where that kind of statements would be tue, but point taken. I'm planning on adding more non fiction about religion to my reading list. Bought this and finished the first chapter. A lit to ponder (and a slightly uncomfortable read for me)

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At a pace of 3 sleepy-headed pages per night, this is gonna take a while... #butiwanttoread #brokennights #mustkeepreading

Bookworm04 Doesn‘t matter about the pace x can take me months to read a 350 page book. I reading magpies by mark Edward that was good onto 2nd one to it now. I love reading even if just paragraphs or chapter it still progress 👍 3y
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Crossing to Safety | Wallace Stegner
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Finally a #modernmrsdarcy bookclub read that had been translated. Definitely a good idea to start reading already though, because lately the nights with my children have been horrible...

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Mehso-so

I do love the book and the author. But in this case, the philosophical style weighs too heavily on the narration, especially in the end. I've always admired Schmitt for the way he turns the most difficult subjects into stories that make your heart ache and smile at the same time. I miss that here. It reminds me too much of #paulocoelho , a bit too new age for me. (While in this case I can relate to many ideas on religion stated here).

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The things I don't like about this book: I finished it. Things I do like: two more parts to come (but approximately 800 km away from mee). Fantasy at its best: great characters, original magic powers, much to be found out still. #canwegohomenow #summerreading

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We-time with my eldest is also a bit of me-time at the playground!

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Got this box as a birthday present from my brother - fully pregnant and totally unable to stay awake for more than ten minutes, I have been waiting to read this. I love it because it's so different from all the fantasy I've read so far.

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Sacred Hearts | Sarah Dunant
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After all that fantasy I was in the mood for dome historical fiction. Monastic life had always intrigued me a little and in a certain way the structure of it attracts me.

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Impossible Vacation | Spalding Gray
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Hmmm, only one week of easter holiday left AND major cleaning to do. #choices #libraryismyideaofheaven

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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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"Mallow smiled!"

Now that I have read this, I've been trying to smile with an exclamation mark all the time and my husband is starting to look a little worried... ?

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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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114 pages, so many characters... and men only!

JoeStalksBeck This whole series is pretty epic though 6y
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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Some escapist reading in the midst of laundry to fold, papers to sort and kitchen to clean. I'm really intrigued by this classic! #1001books

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When your children both manage to fall sound asleep in the seven minutes of the drive home from daycare, and the book you're reading is inside.that.house! (And if I take the key, radio stops and both will be awake...)

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Been there. 6y
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Nothing says summer (even if it's only spring) like the sound of the ice cream man!

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Took me a while to get into it. A lot of intrigue, different storylines, a huge mental fight. But I'm curious to read the next part, which is a good sign!

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Don't you think it's so much harder to focus on a book when the setting is so different? It's hard to match springtime with the snow and dark atmosphere of what I'm reading... #readerproblems #seasons

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Best start of Easter holiday... children asleep, enough books to cover my reading hunger and enough time to go to the library to increase chances of book indigestia. Yay!

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Sleepyheads | Sandra J. Howatt
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To avoid missing even half a minute of the day, she compensated the change of clock by waking upe one hour earlier... 🐣👶😵😴😴😴

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Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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Buh. Maybe it's just too old for me. I like the setting, but find the characters mostly annoying. And the intrigue... would fit in a high school context - the drama, the tears, the feeling better, the bffs! #1001books

DreesReads Now I want to take real notes in my book! I just have dates and star ratings, the real info is in Goodreads. Hmmm.🤔 6y
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Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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Almost at the end, just discovered they consider an 1816 work "new". Gna.

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I like books, but if the night was short a magazine eases me into the day... what's your favorite? #yawn #magazine #welldorestaurantsagainwhenidontfallincomaaftertheapperizers #whydontkidsneedsleep

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Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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Not a bad setting. Not a bad setting at all. #firstdaysofspring #unexpectedafternoonoffreedom

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Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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Only four chapters in, and while I've read so much great things about this book, its main character is annoying the *** out of me! Might be part of the experience though. #1001books #emma #annoyingcharacters

Suelizbeth 😂😂😂😂 6y
AshleyHoss820 🤣🤣🤣This is how I felt about Fanny Price... 6y
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Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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A classic that has been on my TBR list for way too long!

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Het levende labyrint | Natalie Koch
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I loooooved the first part, but this one was a bit less for me. Mainly because of a diary that takes over most of the story. Nevertheless: here's the reason I didn't get anything done last week!

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I love my job, but that endless stream of correction work, when all you want to do is get lost in a good book... #teacherproblems

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A library visit can't be complete if there aren't dinosaurs involved, can it? #raisingreaders #dinosauraddict

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Obabakoak | Bernardo Atxaga
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Prepping library visit and being disappointed they have so little #1001books I miss the library in my old town!

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Mehso-so

Hmmmm, not a bad read but I didn't like the end and I might be too much of a romantic to really appreciate this story and style... the problem is you want to identify with the characters but then again... it's almost impossible to like them!

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When the only possible me-time of the day starts at 5am, you get up and read!

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Dear naomi novik, this is an order. Go to your room and write a book. Repeat. Sincerely, me.

Songsofhome Honestly, she had me from page one. The beginning reminded me a bit of the beauty and the beast, and there was also a vague #robinhobb feeling (soldier's son trilogy), which is never bad, but at the same time it is fresh, great and unputdownable! Witches, wizzards, magic and an enchanted forest. Good versus evil, but evil can have a hint of good and vice versa. Loved it! 6y
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Finally managed to go to bed fairly early, picking up a book I forgot to bring back to the library. Curious if it will catch my attention long enough to finish it before Monday (when I plan to bring it back)

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Hmmm, I should have caught some sleep while I could, but then again... #sleepisoverrated

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Damn you, sore throat and fever but hello, you dear sweet fantasy novel that will help me escape to happyland!

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The White Tiger: A Novel | Aravind Adiga
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Accusation disguised as a confession. Very witty style to tell a raw story. Nothing romantic here, cruelty as the only way to climb up. #1001books #india #worldliterature