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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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QUESTION Austin fans: can someone recommend an edition with a grad course worthy Introduction or analysis? It‘s going to be one of the reading selections in my next HUMA course.

I hope I like it better the 2nd time around. I was in my early 20s when I first read it and didn‘t care for the MC. 😳 Hoping age will help me appreciate her more.

8little_paws I appreciate the doofy looking guy in this painting 😂 10h
Tamra @8little_paws 😆 I didn‘t even notice. 10h
ravenlee Norton Critical Editions are good for this. There‘s also a Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen, which has some interesting essays but they‘re not specific to each work, more specific topics within the books or synthesis between then. 9h
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Tamra @ravenlee both sound perfect, thank you! 9h
jenniferw88 There's this one about the author. She taught me at the university of Southampton, which is local to where Jane Austen lived (I think she also has an essay in the Cambridge companion @ravenlee mentioned). 7h
Tamra @jenniferw88 thank you, I will put it on my list. 😃 5h
Tamra Ok, and now I see I misspelled Austen! 😂🤣 2h
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Exciting new book mail! Daughter immediately confiscated Guts and the Vanderbeekers will be our next read aloud whenever we finally finish Restart (which we‘re liking). It takes us a long time to get thru a book a chapter at a time. They are just so pooped by bedtime. 😴

Tamra I should add with all the book cover posts, this series has amazing looking & feeling jacket covers! 💜 1d
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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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Welcome to adulting Claude. #catherbuddyread

Ruthiella It was a challenge even 100 years ago!😂 It‘s not this generation, it‘s every new generation! 2d
Tamra @Ruthiella the decay of youthful idealism is so painful. 😌 2d
batsy Right? I felt for poor Claude. 2d
Graywacke Who knew? 🤦🏻‍♂️ 2d
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I could eat like this every day! Some great looking recipes in this book, especially the starters. 😋

brilliantglow Indian food is honestly my absolute favourite 2d
Tamra @brilliantglow I love any heavily spiced (and spicy) cuisine! 💜 2d
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The Bookshop | Penelope Fitzgerald
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Bill Nighy was simply fantastic in the movie adaptation! What body acting, subtle things that make his character real.

IamIamIam He's so wonderful in everything but I'll have to check this out!! 4d
Tamra @IamIamIam yes! I am going to guess the book was better because there can be more character devo, but I‘d say it was still worth watching. It was too slow for my husband who wasn‘t drawn into any of the characters. 4d
cobwebmoth He's my favorite actor.☺ 4d
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The Memory Palace | Mira Bartok
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Awesome audio short story telling! Nate DiMeo‘s writing is superb! Thanks to a recent episode on RadioLab, I just discovered the podcast The Memory Palace, where DiMeo writes and reads very short historical based stories.

I am late to the party! Anyone else listen to this podcast?

emtobiasz LOVE this podcast! 4d
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2nd installment in the quirky good-feels Poor Relations series. Perfect for times when you don‘t have serious attention span or need a pick me up.

Maria514626 @tamra I could use this today. Thanks! It was a long week. I have a case of the “long stares into the distance.” 🙃 5d
Tamra @Maria514626 try this series! The first is 5d
Maria514626 Thanks, @Tamra! I just reserved it at my library. 👏👍😁 5d
Tamra @Maria514626 👏🏾 5d
Tertubotn Love this series! 🥰 4d
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My only Thrifty Find yesterday, but it has a really marvelous collection of selected short stories by various authors.

I came very close to buying a reissue of a 1930‘s novel set in Montana (bc I am a sucker for all things MT), but it smelled like cigarette smoke and in the end I just didn‘t think I could tolerate it. I even stood there contemplating how I could get rid of the odor, but gave up.

Ruthiella I just found out that A River Runs Through It is set in Montana. I read it but missed that.😊 5d
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Esperanza Rising | Pam Munoz Ryan
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Daughter participated in a book tasting at school. She was quite definitive about this one! 😳 “Dislike”, “horrible”, “nothing good”, “NO!”.

She told me it seemed more like an adult book. 😆 She praised the graphic novel on the menu though, no surprise there.

Biverson12 I remember loving this book when I read it in school, too funny! 5d
The_Real_Nani What a great idea!! 5d
Tamra @Biverson12 I hear nothing but good things about it! It‘s just not the right fit for her yet. She still likes “fun” light hearted reads for read-to-self books. (edited) 5d
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Cathythoughts Love your daughter‘s answers! Great idea 5d
Tamra @Cathythoughts well, she knows what she wants if nothing else. 😄 It is a great idea and it would be a fun book club activity! 5d
Reviewsbylola Love how honest kids are. 😆 5d
Tamra @Reviewsbylola totally! Though she always apologizes when she doesn‘t like something, which I feel like I should discourage. It‘s ok not to like things. 5d
GingerAntics Love the zero rating! I think you may have a book critic on your hands. 4d
Tamra @GingerAntics 😂 Maybe! 4d
Tertubotn Hahaha! A new Dorothy Parker! 🤣 4d
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 4d
Zelma Which graphic novel? 4d
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MN Littens or anyone planning a visit to the Twin Cities, not only is Moon Palace Books a terrific shop, but the cafe inside it, Geek Love, was noted as one of the best pizzas makers by a City Pages contributor. 😋 🍕 I see pizza in my near future. #moonpalacebooks

Smrloomis That looks delicious! 😋 7d
Cathythoughts Looks so nice ! Like a pizza flower 7d
Tamra @Cathythoughts it is eye popping! It wouldn‘t be a combo I would pick because it has beets, but I‘m very anxious to try others. 😄 7d
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Tamra @Smrloomis I know - it‘s nearly lunch time and it‘s making me extra hungry! 7d
Smrloomis @Tamra 😆 Yup, no beets for me either but enjoy the other ones! 6d
SW-T Looks good! I never thought of beets on pizza. Love beets, though definitely not for everyone 🤣 6d
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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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🙀 Nooooo, not TWO cups of stimulant! 😆

#catherbuddyread @Graywacke

jillrhudy Three please, with sugar. 7d
Smrloomis Yessss! It‘s one of the best stimulants you can get 😂 7d
Graywacke Bayliss - what a mess. (Which I type while drinking ☕️ - my second serving!) 6d
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Lcsmcat Bayliss is a piece of work, isn‘t he? 6d
jewright Since his personality or convictions or whatever won‘t allow him to have any fun or enjoy himself, he feels the need to ruin enjoyment for everyone! He‘s a killjoy! 5d
Tamra @Graywacke @Lcsmcat @jewright he definitely is! I don‘t know whether to be irritated or pity him. 5d
Graywacke @Tamra I‘m irritated 🙂 @jewright yes, he is a killjoy. 5d
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This book definitely makes you ponder ways you can reduce & reuse. It also notes eco-brands & eco-focused websites to check out. The photo includes my most annoying regular plastic purchase. 😒

MicheleinPhilly Ugh! Those boxes drive me NUTS! 1w
Tamra @MicheleinPhilly it is ridiculous, but produce packagers claim it reduces waste by delaying spoilage. Yet at the same time waste has dramatically increased since the 90s. 😩 (edited) 1w
Blaire Ooh, I am on a quest to do this. Have switched to bar shampoo and attempting a laundry detergent switch. So many single use plastics everywhere! #stacked 1w
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Tamra @Blaire bar shampoo? I need to ask my hairdresser! I‘m looking for a good HE detergent w/o plastic container. Any luck so far? I also have kids which means lots of washing so it can‘t be comparatively crazy expensive. 1w
Blaire @Tamra I bought ethique for shampoo - it was $$ but one bar is supposed to equal 3 bottles. For detergent I‘m trying dropps for the first time this month. It was $30 for 160 loads. 1w
Tamra @Blaire I will definitely check both out! 1w
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Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook | Matt Goulding, Jose Andres
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This book is unpretentious, which I appreciate! A recipe for microwave macaroni & black pepper that Andres and his daughter developed. He also describes artichokes as a “pain in the ass.” 😂😆👍🏾

cathipink Jose Andres is the best 🙂🙂 1w
Aimeesue Saw Andrés at the National Book Festival over Labor Day weekend - he was just incredible! Then he took off for the Bahamas prior to Dorian hitting. Amazing stuff. 1w
Tanisha_A Haha, that title! 😆 1w
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Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook | Matt Goulding, Jose Andres
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Love these kinds of inspirational ideas in cookbooks! 😋 Piquillo Peppers 🌶

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Totally my kinda comfort food: pasta with green olives & breadcrumbs. 😋

Very pretty book with several recipes I‘ve tabbed to make.

TheBookHippie Yummmmm 1w
Jennick2004 Sounds very different but yummy!! 1w
Tamra @Jennick2004 toasted bread crumbs! 1w
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Hoopiefoot I love olives! Never thought to put them in pasta. 1w
Karisa Just reading the book's description is making my mouth water! Sounds like a great cookbook! 1w
Leftcoastzen Looks yummy 1w
Blaire Yum! Love trying new vegetarian recipes. 1w
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The struggle is real for everyone feeding a family; the mixed messages, the guilt/shame complexes, time crunches, food preferences, money & health concerns, etc. The list goes on. “Cook organic whole foods in the kitchen that you bicycled home in cloth bags and the planet‘s and families‘ problems will be solved” is unrealistic and untrue.

AlaMich Yes, and to avoid all the hidden sugars in store-bought foods, make your own mayo and ketchup and almond milk and bread and and and... 1w
Tamra @AlaMich 👌🏾 1w
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Good grief! The only way for a low income & food insecure grandmother to take her grandchildren to the state fair is to donate cans of food for the food pantry collection at the entrance, specifically to help families like hers. 🙄 I have a lot of concerns that I can‘t express with limited space.

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A cozy period read with the kind of quirky characters you‘d expect. Nothing earth shattering or profound, just a feel good that is easy listening. Sometimes we just need that in our lives. I will continue on and listen to the next installment.

AlaMich I really like this series and I especially enjoy the audio versions. 1w
Tamra @AlaMich yes, the narrator is terrific! 1w
jmtrivera I loved this series! 1w
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Bad Kitty | Nick Bruel
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Wondering how I could justify taking this affectionate baby home. 🤔🤔 If only we didn‘t camp so long in the summer. We already take a cat & dog.

valeriegeary 😍😍😍 2w
Leftcoastzen Awwwwwwww ! Adorable!😻😻😻 2w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled No justification needed to take home a ginger kitteh 🥰 2w
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Graciouswarriorprincess Aww!!! Such sweetness!!! 2w
BookNAround Falling in love is the best justification. And how could you not fall in love with that sweet face? 2w
Megabooks Those eyes!! 🥰🥰 2w
Dragon 😻 2w
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth CONVINCE HER!!! 2w
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly 😹 Well if you already have a cat and a dog - one additional cat is nothing! Also - you have never known love until you have an orange tabby. 😻😻 2w
Susannah Oh, you definitely need this adorable floof in your life. 😍😻 2w
CouronneDhiver Pretty! 2w
erinreads I just showed my husband this picture and we both think you should get this little ginger baby since we can‘t! 😻😻😻 2w
8little_paws That kitty is just saying "oh please love me forever" 2w
LeahBergen 😩😩 2w
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Some last blooms. 😩 This book is making me feel better about the challenges of feeding a family - I‘m not alone.

Smrloomis Thanks for posting this! This looks really interesting. 2w
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Of course 👍🏾👍🏾. Miller is an amazing writer! She made a love story more than palatable, which for me is a hurdle. 😁

sprainedbrain One of my favorite books. I just loved the narration on the audio! 😍 2w
Tamra @sprainedbrain yes, it was so good you forget you are listening! 2w
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Piecing Me Together | Rene Watson
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US Kindle Deal: I really enjoyed this short YA novel. The characters have fresh and unique voices. I don‘t recall it being whiny or unduly teen angsty, which is a turnoff for me.

jmtrivera I LOVED THIS! 2w
LauraBeth Loved this book and can‘t wait to read her new one that came out today! 2w
Tamra @LauraBeth I saw that, yay! 👏🏾 2w
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Only on chapter 5 and the quality of her writing is such I‘ve decided I‘ll follow Miller wherever she goes. 😁

Cathythoughts I guess that‘s a yes then 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Melissa_J I loved this one 🥰 2w
Laughterhp This book is great! 2w
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love this book. 2w
emmaturi Fantastic story! 2w
Scochrane26 I love this book so much. 2w
jillrhudy Yep, whatever she writes, I'm in! 2w
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Bailedbailed

Unpopular opinion: I enjoyed the mystery of Cahalan‘s illness, but the recovery part of the narrative was so excruciatingly detailed I couldn‘t continue on to finish it. For me, this is why memoir (and some NF) is not in my wheelhouse. Sometimes shorter is more impactful.

monalyisha I love memoirs (especially on audio) but this one wasn‘t a stand-out for me either. I‘m with you. 2w
Tamra @monalyisha 😁 Thanks for sharing! 2w
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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I really enjoyed the structure of this sad (I think) intimate family portrait and illumination of the plight of migrant children. The archival type structure would have been even more powerful in print. I love the theme of capturing “lost” or “ghost” sounds as remnants of people and events. Makes me realize how much I don‘t consciously register. It is a slow moving narrative, but that only reinforces the intimacy.

Tamra I craved more POV from the husband‘s perspective though. 3w
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I acquired a reading partner in the hammock. 😁

HOTPock3tt So cute! 🤗♥️🎉 3w
Christine ❤️ 3w
Cathythoughts Gorgeous pic ♥️ 3w
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Nice! 👌 looks like a lovely reading spot! 3w
AlaMich Is it lined with velvet or something? It looks luxurious! 3w
LibrarianRyan That is awesome. Is she like if the babysitters club Gn? 3w
Leftcoastzen Lovely,great spot! It‘s the simple moments that we remember. 3w
Bookzombie So cute!
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Tanisha_A Love it! 3w
LeahBergen Wonderful! 😍 3w
kspenmoll So fantastic to share a hammock & reading! 2w
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The Death Of The Heart | Elizabeth Bowen
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“Their oblivious stillness made them look like lovers - actually, their elbows were some inches apart: they were riveted not to each other but to what she said.”

He said: “You were mad to ever touch the thing.”

“All the same, I feel you would have, St. Quentin‘.”

First chapter is in fact riveting, the set up enticing. A juicy gossipy tone that makes me want to know more.

Leftcoastzen I read an Elizabeth Bowen I loved ...can‘t remember the title!🙄 3w
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This was a fun romp! Lots of quirkiness and humor, admittedly at little over the top at times. The Spellman‘s put the D in dysfunction in a charming perverse way. 😁

Climate change is real: it is crazy that I need to wear a sweatshirt outside at the end of August.

Melissa_J I‘m loving that I can wear a sweatshirt outside at the end of August. I‘m sooooo ready for cooler temperatures! 3w
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The Death Of The Heart | Elizabeth Bowen
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I really need to peruse my TBR shelves more often because I added this book to my list after hearing Erdrich recommend the other day on a podcast, but I‘m sure I bought it a long time ago after listening the first time! 🤪🤪

erinreads I‘ve never heard of this book, but it sounds intriguing! Stacking. And I might be in love with the cover? 😍 3w
batsy I love this book ❤️ 3w
Tamra @erinreads yes, I agree! 3w
Tamra @batsy I‘m so glad to hear it because it certainly has piqued my interest (twice). 😁 3w
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Thrifty finds today! I saw a collection of Longmire paper backs, but of course while I‘m standing there I can‘t recall which ones I already have because my books are still in boxes. 😬 I picked one with a plot line that fits my wheelhouse.

irre The Far Field is amazing!! 3w
Tamra @irre I‘m so glad! Sometimes spontaneity pays off. 3w
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Audio baking banana bread. The secret to this recipe is crushed pineapple - keeps it super moist. 😋 You don‘t taste it at all.

So far I‘m liking Luiselli‘s writing voice.

Bookwormjillk Brilliant! 3w
LauraBeth This looks SO delicious! 3w
hjreviews Audio baking is the best! And now I‘m craving my mom‘s banana bread… 3w
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julesG Now I know what I'll be making tomorrow. 3w
Cortg Yum, I‘ve been hankering for a good dessert in my house but I keep telling myself I‘ll eat all the desserts this holiday weekend! (edited) 3w
Cathythoughts Looks divine 3w
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Book mail! I am anxious to read this, Galvin‘s only novel. I loved Meadow and wish he were more prolific. 🙏🏾

Notice the autumnal color of the blooms. We have a tree that is turning yellow already, which I‘m not happy about. 😫 Fall in MN is so brief.

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I can‘t believe I walked out of Half Price with something for everyone except me! I didn‘t find anything on my TBR (in the time I had). 😫 This has to be a first.

Cathythoughts On no ! 😕.... next time 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts saves $ at least. 😏 3w
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Shackleton: An Irishman in Antarctica | John MacKenna, Jonathan Shackleton, Dejan Djoki?
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Can you even imagine? Nope & nope.

JacqMac Great way to sell it. 😂 3w
Cathythoughts I can‘t imagine it !! Mad ! 3w
TNbookworm Wow! 3w
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Giggling and snorting last night thru the first few chapters, enough that my husband commented. 😝 I love quirky characters & settings and this seems to fit the bill so far. 🤞🏾🤞🏾

DrexEdit The good news is if you like this one there's five more in the series. 👍😊 3w
Tamra @DrexEdit yay! Do they hold up? 3w
DrexEdit @Tamra they definitely do. Izzy Spellman is a gem! 💎👍 3w
Tamra @DrexEdit awesome! 3w
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Tallgrass | Sandra Dallas
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Bailedbailed

Sometimes the narration just makes it impossible to get invested. This is an example for me - “kid” voices and gendered voices when they sound struggled are distracting. I may try this in print if I run across it, though the dialogue seemed a little too obvious in its moralizing.

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It was meant to be! I picked up the tagged book on a whim at the library, then stopped at a produce vendor and got these beautiful beans plus other goodies. I got home and wondered if there was a recipe I could use for them and the book had a slip marking this very page. 😋

tammysue Ooh sounds good 👌🏻 3w
Megabooks Yum! 3w
LeahBergen That sounds so good! 3w
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Library haul today! Indian cuisine lends itself well to the Ipot.

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Whiskey When We're Dry | John Larison
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Mehso-so

I liked it, but didn‘t love it. For some reason I had a difficult time staying engaged with the MC after she set out on her journey. Good writing though, I would‘t shy away from another of Larison‘s books.

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Whiskey When We're Dry | John Larison
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Unseasonably chilly, hence the hot tea in the afternoon. I‘m trying to soak up some sun between the clouds. 🌤

Is it my imagination or have there been several stories recently told of women disguising themselves as men in the “Wild West?”

Kappadeemom So jealous. I live in Satan‘s basement 😜 3w
TrishB Lovely pic 💕 3w
heidisreads I loved this book!! And the Wild Wild West setting in general. 3w
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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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Mehso-so

This novel has a lot going for it: good writing overall, well developed characters, interesting plot, and addressing the important issues of human trafficking, poverty, and misogyny. But it suffers from misery fatigue and the end is just ridiculous on the happenstance meter.

Triggers for violence and sexual assault.

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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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😳 I won‘t ever be able to “unsee” that act. Anyone who has read this book knows what I‘m talking about. Oh good grief.

Lots of triggers all over the place in this one.

DGRachel This has been on my TBR for a while and every time I think I‘m ready for it, someone reviews it and I think...maybe not yet. 😱 4w
Tamra @DGRachel I‘m not a particularly sensitive reader, but that scene I‘ll remember. 4w
Caterina @DGRachel @Tamra I thought this book was a little more vividly violent than it needed to be... I read it the week it came out and all I remember clearly about it now is how violent it was. 😱 4w
IamIamIam This was a hard read. 4w
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River Thieves | Michael Crummey
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Kindle deal alert: I was reading the blurb and thinking, “Wow, this sounds great!” Only to see I‘d already purchased it. 😏 That is the problem with e-books hidden away from sight.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders It can be a little ridiculous at times. Oh?! I already have this one?! Oops here's another copy/version to go with it then. 😘😘 4w
TrishB Happened to me many a time! 😁😁 4w
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MicheleinPhilly 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 4w
Cathythoughts Sounds like a good one ... I must see if there‘s a deal here 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts Yes 🤦🏻‍♀️me too ... 🙄 4w
Tamra @Cathythoughts yes doesn‘t it?! 4w
Lcsmcat Sounds good! Thanks for the heads up. 😀 4w
Ncostell I am definitely guilty of that too! 4w
BookishJess I‘m just grateful Amazon has that feature otherwise I would have bought many duplicates 🙈 4w
Susannah @BookishJess ME TOO, though, when new editions are put out, they aren‘t always recognized as dupes by Amazon, which is why I have two copies of Gone with the Wind on my Kindle. 🤦‍♀️ Nevertheless, I‘m glad it‘s only happened a couple of times. 4w
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Son has made a great reading spot choice! 👍🏾👍🏾 For a picky reader, he has liked every James Patterson book.

JacqMac I have a picky reader, too. It‘s great when they find something they love. 4w
Tamra @JacqMac yes!! 4w
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Pippi Longstocking | Astrid Lindgren
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Lauren child is the perfect illustrator for Pippi! ❤️

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
cathipink I love her books so much - bummed that the Charlie and Lola books have fallen a little out of favor as those were some of my favorites to read to my kiddos. 1mo
Tamra @cathipink have they? We loved them too! 1mo
annamatopoetry As someone who grew up with the original illustrations by Ingrid Vang Nyman I must respectfully disagree 🙂 1mo
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Whiskey When We're Dry | John Larison
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Consoling myself with more of the west in novel form. 🏔

j9brown Loved this book, one of my favs so far this year 😊 1mo
Scochrane26 One of the employees at my local bookstore said this is an amazing book. All the employees think it‘s one of the best this yr. I didn‘t buy it though. (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts That‘s a good plan ... coming down from the holidays readers style 😄👍🏻 1mo
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The Meadow | James Galvin
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Defies categorization. It is a natural history of a WY mountain meadow, but is much more in that it includes sketches of the few people who have been closely connected to it over a 100 year period. The writing is evocative, beautiful, poignant, and sometimes snort aloud funny. Author is a poet so that tells you something. Absolutely loved it and will definitely will be a reread.

Pic is a Big Horn meadow above our favorite WY campsite.

Beatlefan129 Absolutely gorgeous 🏔 1mo
Tamra While on the drive home I ordered Galvin‘s only novel. 🤞🏾 I also ordered his most recent compilation of poetry from the library. I wish he wrote more prose, but he doesn‘t appear to be prolific on that score. 😟 1mo
Leftcoastzen Wow! 1mo
Crazeedi Sounds like an interesting book! And lovely photo!❤❤ 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful & such a dramatic sky ♥️👍🏻 1mo
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The Meadow | James Galvin
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😆😂 I have enjoyed Faulkner. And the irony is of course that this book is not linear at all.

Zelma I completely agree with his Faulkner assessment. 😂 (edited) 1mo
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The Meadow | James Galvin
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I‘m feeling sorry for myself (totally ridiculous) that our camping vacation is coming to an end we‘re driving thru the plains home. 😫 First of first world problems.

The beauty of the prose in the tagged book is so utterly amazing that for the first time ever I think I‘ll immediately reread it. The author is primarily a poet so no surprise there. I‘m midway thru and trying not to rush.

Cathythoughts So beautiful 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts it‘s my favorite landscape. 😻 1mo
Crazeedi I'm always so sad when we have to leave our camping trip after 2 weeks, I always want it to be 3, lol. The days just fly by 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That book sounds beautiful! 1mo
Tamra @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it really is. It isn‘t so much a novel or story per se, but a collection of descriptions of a meadow over time - weather, landscape, wildlife, people. 1mo
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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Fatima manages to cover a lot of contemporary issues and one that she adeptly covers is the impact of addiction on family without it getting tedious and repetitive. I loved the shifts in POV for that reason and the narration was well done. I will buy this in print and reread it if I run across it used.

Ruthiella I‘m hearing so many great things about this book! I‘ve put it on my library holds list and stacked it.😀 1mo
Tamra @Ruthiella I hope you enjoy it too! 👌🏾 1mo
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