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Morning nature reading with favorite breakfast: eggs, beans, & salsa. 😋

readordierachel Cute mug! 12h
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Thin Air | Michelle Paver
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Not quite as richly atmospheric as Dark Matter, but there was some good tension built up on the mountain by the end. Quick & easy read if you are looking for a ghostly story. I‘d say this was 3⭐️.

The puzzle is a totally incongruent background. 😜

Cathythoughts Nice review! I loved Dark Matter & I have Thin Air ... must read soon 👍🏻♥️ 9h
kathedron Lovely puzzle! I think I would have enjoyed Thin Air more if I hadn't read Dark Matter first. They were quite similar, with DM being the stronger of the two. 9h
Tamra @Cathythoughts it would be a suitable winter read. 9h
Tamra @kathedron yes, agreed! I really enjoyed DM quite a lot. 9h
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2 finds today. I LOVED/ADORED Donoghue‘s short story collection Astray, so I picked the tagged book up without hesitation.

I might be the last reader on earth to finally pick up a copy of Housekeeping. I‘ve had Gilead on my shelf for years, but didn‘t want to read it before this one.

Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts ♥️👍🏻 1d
Tamra @Cathythoughts have you read either? 1d
Cathythoughts I havnt. But I have Housekeeping on my TBR 👍🏻 1d
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Tamra @Cathythoughts buddy read? 1d
Cathythoughts @Tamra yes Thankyou ! Later in the summer ? 1d
Tamra @Cathythoughts 👍🏾 1d
Cathythoughts It‘s a date ♥️👍🏻 1d
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Thin Air | Michelle Paver
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Coffee shop reading with some new blooms! Blustery & cool today, otherwise I would have come away with more. 😬

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3.5⭐️ There are some gems in this collection. They are reminiscent of Ted Kooser in that Wanek examines the ordinary in lovely ways, but there is only one of him so that‘s not a fair comparison, I know.

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Thin Air | Michelle Paver
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Shopping my shelves. I loved Dark Matter by Paver so my hopes are up. If it‘s similar, I read it long ago enough that that would be okay.

LeahBergen I thought this was a fun read. 👍🏻 2d
Tamra @LeahBergen 🤞🏾 2d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oooo! I have Dark Matter in my tbr and this one looks good 2d
Tamra @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it was a fun read! 2d
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The Stone Angel | Margaret Laurence
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It‘s in Hagar‘s nature to be a holy terror and she is self aware enough to know and accept it.

This classic Canadian novel is an unsentimental look at the life of a fierce uncompromising prairie woman and aging out of independence.

Prairiegirl_reading One of my all time favourites! Manawaka is based on a town not far from where I live. They have a museum in the house where Margaret Laurence grew up. It‘s pretty cool. 2d
Tamra @Prairiegirl_reading I‘d like to visit it! 2d
TrishB Recently read this and enjoyed 👍🏻 2d
LeahBergen @Prairiegirl_reading Yes! I‘ve visited it. 😃 And @Tamra , you can see the Stone Angel gravestone in the cemetery that inspired the one in the book. 2d
Tamra @LeahBergen oh, that would be awesome! 2d
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The Blood of Emmett Till | Timothy B. Tyson
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Terrifying the passage about the intentional public hate speech whipping up bigotry. Sounds all too familiar.

Same issues today, different names and years & sometimes tactics.

GingerAntics It really does feel like this is happening all over again. I just read the other day that white supremacists are the most dangerous terrorist group within America‘s boarders right now. It‘s just amazing. Even if they decide you‘re not white enough, they‘ll happily go after you. It‘s scary. I‘m really hoping we can put an end to this before it gets back to lynchings. 3d
Tamra It might get worse before it gets better. 3d
GingerAntics I‘m guessing that will be the case, yes. Sadly. So very many steps back in 2016. 3d
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I have always loved these kinds of riddles. 😄 I‘m going to pose it to my kids - let‘s see how long I can get away with not giving them the answer. 😜

Cathythoughts 💕💕💕 5d
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The Blood of Emmett Till | Timothy B. Tyson
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Raising my blood pressure. 😡 The culture of blatant racism and and willful disregard is disgusting me.

AnansiGirl And with Timothy B. Tyson tracking down Emmett‘s accuser. We finally hear the truth in 2017 she lied. 😡 4d
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The Stone Angel | Margaret Laurence
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This is the reward when it finally hits 80 again after 6 months and the winter we‘ve endured!

And when my grading is done!

catebutler So pretty! Enjoy that sunshine and beautiful weather!! 6d
Melissa_J I loved that book! 6d
Tamra @catebutler 🌝 I‘m going to take it in today because it‘s not going to last. 6d
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Tamra @Melissa_J glad to hear it! 6d
catebutler @Tamra I know! We have rain scheduled for the next week and much lower temps, and it‘s been windy and dark today. I keep telling myself, I‘ll appreciate this cooler weather when it hit 100° in a month. But right now I‘m missing the sun. 6d
Tamra @catebutler the grass is always greener! 6d
LeahBergen Oh, I hope you like this 🇨🇦 classic! 6d
Tamra @LeahBergen I only got a couple of pages in and already quotable. 😄 6d
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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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Well that was a mistake - reading reviews after buying a book. The one saving grace is I supported our one & only Indie bookstore.

On a happy note, there is this pretty bloom.

emz711 I've always heard mixed reviews but I bought it cheap at a library sale so we'll see how it goes 7d
robinb Gorgeous! ❤️❤️ 7d
Tamra @emz711 I would feel better if like you I hadn‘t paid full price! 7d
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Eggs Beautiful 🤗 7d
MidnightBookGirl As a bookseller at an indie store, thank you! I read this years ago and didn't love it, but LOTS of people do. It made for a very spirited book discussion at book club! 7d
marleed I‘m with you. I‘ve yet to finish it. I also paid full price based on the 100 books from the PBS show last summer. 7d
Tamra @MidnightBookGirl 👍🏾😊 7d
Tamra @marleed win some lose some. I picked this up on a whim at another Indie bookstore and it was outstanding! You just never know..... (edited) 7d
JanuarieTimewalker13 I remember liking it, but I read it so many years ago, I don‘t remember a thing except possibly a journey. Pretty flower!!🌸 (edited) 6d
BookwormM I enjoyed the Alchemist 6d
Tamra @BookwormM I‘m going to set it aside and come back to it . 😊 6d
CoverToCoverGirl Supporting your indie bookstore is important! 😎 (edited) 6d
OrangeMooseReads I liked The Alchemist. At least you bought it Indie 😊 6d
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Another 5⭐️! What a clever & inventive feminist story that breathes life into Penelope, past and present. The humor too! The passage quoted above is a “video clip” from a modern day court hearing wherein Odysseus is having to defend himself against charges of murder. That last paragraph 😂😂😆

julesG Now I need to read this book! Thanks for the review. 1w
Tamra @julesG I loved it and it‘s a quick read that you don‘t want to stop! Enjoy! 1w
julesG Forgot to stack it. So thanks very much for your reply to my comment. 1w
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“A stick used to beat other women with.”

Oh Penelope! 😫

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The Weight of Snow | Christian Guay-Poliquin
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Two strangers trapped together in a tiny forest village by a brutal winter, dependent upon each other for survival. Trust is a fickle thing.

I had to force myself to slow down! I‘m so glad I picked this book up on a whim. The writing is poetic, which means the translation is excellent!

Tamra Based on what I read on Goodreads about his earlier novel, I think the tagged book is a sequel. (edited) 1w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Right up my alley! Stacking! And will check on the other book too! 1w
Tamra @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled honestly I‘m afraid to read the other in case I don‘t like it - I don‘t want to ruin this read! 😜 The other one might be a lot more dystopia focused, which isn‘t my favorite genre. 1w
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Eggs Ooooo stacking 1w
BarbaraBB Five stars? Stacked! 1w
batsy I hadn't heard of this before, so thank you! Stacked based on this review 😆 1w
Cathythoughts Lovely review & I love this title 👍🏻♥️ 1w
Tamra @Cathythoughts not really seasonally appropriate, but any time is a good time for a great book! 😆 1w
Tamra @batsy I hadn‘t either and am so glad I took the chance. So often whims don‘t pay off. 👏🏾 1w
Tamra @Eggs @BarbaraBB I hope you both get to it! 1w
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What‘s not to like about Bittman‘s cookbooks? His style suits me perfectly - recipes that are simple & tasty. This is a new one I borrowed from the library that I would like to buy and add to my home collection.

Anyone else partial to paper books for cooking? Ebooks are certainly have their pros, but I find it difficult to browse and cook from ebooks.

Palimpsest I will look up recipes online or on Pinterest, but nothing beats a bound cookbook. There are so many to choose from for all different tastes, not only delicious recipes, but beautiful photos as well. 1w
Tamra @Palimpsest agreed! I do the same thing. 1w
AlaMich Oh yes, I hate digital cookbooks! For like, a hundred reasons which I won‘t bore you with! 😆 1w
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Tamra @AlaMich 😏👍🏾 1w
Cathythoughts I agree ! The real book is great & can be kept on the kitchen shelves 👍🏻 1w
8little_paws Personally I like both, I'll print out recipes from an ebook. My partner who was a professional chef hates digital cookbooks 1w
LapReader Cookbooks nowadays are gorgeous. 1w
Tamra @8little_paws I do that too, though less so bc now my printer is not conveniently located. 🤨 1w
Tamra @Cathythoughts yes, inspiration! 1w
Tamra @LapReader so true! 1w
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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This is a unique little piece about self discovery and sense of belonging. I am guessing the MC is a voice on the autism spectrum.

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😂 I snorted out loud.

julesG 😂😂😂 1w
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Mehso-so

Quiet read with some lyrical writing, but I wasn‘t particularly drawn into the story or captivated by the characters.

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Guts | Raina Telgemeier
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September! @saresmoore

Melissa_J My daughter will be happy to see this! 1w
Tamra @Melissa_J Raina is definitely a phenomenon. 1w
saresmoore Exciting! 1w
sisilia Ooohh i like her works! I‘m going to hunt for this 1w
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The Weight of Snow | Christian Guay-Poliquin
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My annual mother‘s day book haul. 😄 It is tradition to head over to Northfield, MN for Indian lunch and bookstore browsing. Yay for Content books!

P.S. the kids got several graphic novels, so technically they fared better than me. In particular they love Raina Telgemeier‘s novels so much I gave in and bought them instead of borrowing again.

saresmoore Raina Telgemeier has become a pre-order author, ‘round here. 1w
Tamra @saresmoore is something new on the horizon? 1w
saresmoore I haven‘t heard what‘s coming next, but she just released an interactive journaling/writing inspiration book, called 1w
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Tamra @saresmoore I saw that today but didn‘t look thru it. I should because my daughter is into writing her own stories & illustrating - as much as a 9 year old can. 🙂 1w
saresmoore Yes! I‘d say definitely look into it. My 10yo is really enjoying it. 1w
Tamra @saresmoore I will order it. Thanks for the rec! 1w
Christine Aww, yay Northfield! I‘m a St. Olaf alum. 1w
Tamra @Christine such a cute place! We love Chapatis. 😋 1w
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I couldn‘t resist posting - I found him sunning on the deck like this. 😹

QuietlyLaura So cute! Living the life! 😊💕 1w
Leftcoastzen So adorable!😻 1w
Tamra @QuietlyLaura he definitely lives the good life, until he has to ride in the carrier when we go camping. 😜 1w
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Tamra @Leftcoastzen makes me want to tickle his belly. 1w
Avanders 😹😹 1w
guinsgirlreads 😹😻😹😻 1w
Cathythoughts Well hello to you too Mr Cat ! Sooo cute 😻 1w
Jenken1998 Lol.. 1w
rabbitprincess Awwwww! 😂😂♥️♥️ 1w
BookishBlonde12 I love when they lay like this! 😂 1w
JacqMac Soaking up that sunshine! 😍 1w
JaneyWaneyB Haha too cute 😍 that furry belly needed some sun rays 🐈🌞😎 1w
Velvetfur Aaawww bless his little cutie self! ❤️ 1w
Kimzey 😻 Irresistible tummy! 1w
hermyknee Omg he‘s perfect!!! 😍😍😍 1w
OrangeMooseReads 😹😻 he looks like he‘s waving lol 1w
batsy That's too cute 😂 1w
squirrelbrain Bless him! 😻 1w
Reviewsbylola Omg, adorable. 1w
Redwritinghood 😂😂 1w
Mollyanna That‘s awesome! 🤣😎🤣 1w
TheBookHippie This is life! 1w
LeahBergen 😂😂😂😂 1w
Erofan 😹😻😹😻 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg this is waaaay too cute! Someone's gotta meme this! 😂❤️❤️ 1w
CoverToCoverGirl 😂😂❤️ 1w
minkyb Looks like he is waving to the camera! 1w
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit | Jeanette Winterson
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Well, I‘m not sure whether to say this was an appropriate mother‘s day read or not. 🤔

All family relationships are on the messy spectrum, though some are more destructive than others.

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit | Jeanette Winterson
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I suspect I grabbed another dysfunctional family read.......

BlameJennyJane Aren‘t they all? 🤣🤣🤣 2w
LeahBergen Another book I‘ve always meant to read. 🙄 2w
Joanne1 Indeed you have. 2w
andrew61 It's well worth the read and her memoir 'why be happy when you can be normal ' would be an interesting follow up read. Look forward to seeing your comments. 1w
Tamra @andrew61 I liked it, but didn‘t love it. I think another litten mentioned it felt disjointed and I would agree. But I know this is a book some hold dear. I did love her Xmas collection and I‘ll check out her memoir too. She certainly has an interesting background to draw upon! 1w
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5⭐️ Supremely screwed up family. Be forewarned this is not a story for the faint of heart. The writing is dense, thoughtful, beautiful, and reminds me of Marquez & Faulkner in style. Engendered feelings of wretchedness, disgust, pity, loneliness, loathing, fatalism. Eye popping!

It has a plot line you must read to the last entry in order to fully grasp.

I‘m shocked I haven‘t seen/heard of this novel before since it was written in 1959.

Julsmarshall Great review! I‘m so intrigued 😄 2w
Cathythoughts Brilliant review! My bookstore texted & mine is there for me when I go home from hols 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Tamra @Cathythoughts please tag me right after you read the first diary entry!!! (It‘s the first entry of the book, but is actually the conclusion of the diary.) Then tag me at the end again because I‘m dying to talk to someone about one aspect in particular. (edited) 2w
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Cathythoughts @Tamra I probably won‘t get it till next weekend ( 6 days ) but I promise I will tag you 👍🏻♥️I‘m good like that 😊😉 1w
Tamra @Cathythoughts 👍🏾 1w
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This soup is so simple and good that I‘m eating it for breakfast! 😋🥣

RebL I love soup! It almost doesn‘t matter what kind. This kind looks right up my alley. Yum! 2w
Tamra @RebL soups is good for all hours and seasons! 😄 Just butter, leeks, potatoes, kielbasa, chicken broth! No instructions really needed. 2w
Lola That looks absolutely delicious!
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cookreadsleep Now that looks tasty! Do you deliver? ;-) 2w
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So very close! I need to start thinking about review descriptors now, because it needs a lot of them.

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IMHO this sprawled in too many directions and for too long. Had it been more focused perhaps it would have delivered a more powerful emotional punch re: the impact of mental illness.

TheNerdyProfessor I read this one and really enjoyed it, though I found much of the content sad. I think this offers an honest look at how having a serious mental illness affects a whole family. 2w
Tamra @TheNerdyProfessor I agree it is definitely sad and provides perspectives from multiple family members. 2w
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1947

Seems the pace of environmentalism is glacial. My one glimmer of hope is that my kids are learning a great deal more about stewardship than I did in school.

GingerAntics I‘m glad some schools are teaching that. I‘ve seen plenty of schools refuse to talk about it because so many of the parents don‘t believe in climate change like it‘s a bloody ghost or something. 2w
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In the mid-30s F & rainy this morning. I‘m afraid for the pots of flowers I put out last weekend. 🤞🏾🤞🏾

Puts me in the mood for soup and this very simple one looks really appealing right now. Or maybe a veggie beef stew???

Clwojick This looks delicious 🤤 (edited) 2w
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The collective noun for buzzards is “a wake.” How perfect is that?!

Apparently in the spring they resort to scavenging for earthworms and it‘s suspected their footsteps sounds like the pattering of rain on the soil, luring the worms up & out. Tricky tricky.

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I‘m reading a chapter from 3 nature themed books this morning with tea. 😁 This factoid is less gross than the last, but I must say if I were Taylor I couldn‘t have worn the pearl. I would have sold it and invested the $ in a way that funded charitable organizations for ages. I‘ll have to Google to find out what happened to it.

Eggbeater That is some serious white privilege going on there, Elizabeth. Tone deaf is an understatement. 2w
Tamra @Eggbeater indeed! 2w
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An icky factoid for the day. 🐛

Libby1 🤢 2w
OrangeMooseReads There goes my appetite 🤢 2w
Tamra @OrangeMooseReads sorry! 😬 Maybe I should post this on the fridge as a calorie reduction plan. 2w
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OrangeMooseReads @Tamra that might work lol 2w
julesG Is it strange that I thought of Beetlejuice? And I don't even know why because I haven't seen it in ages. 2w
minkyb 🤢 2w
Tamra @julesG I think I‘ve only seen parts of it. 🤔 2w
readordierachel How visceral. Gross but fascinating! 2w
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My couch reading buddy. Her novel is a lot more “fun” in nature than mine. 😊

heikemarie My kiddos all love the illustrated BSC! So cool to relive my youth through them too. 🙂 2w
batsy Full colour edition! Plus, a fun dress 😍 2w
Tamra @batsy it was for her piano recital yesterday. She says she looks like a watermelon. 😂 2w
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Tamra @heikemarie both she and my son have loved them! I think I was over the target age for the chapter books. Too bad, because so many Littens have fond memories of them! (edited) 2w
readordierachel 💕💕 2w
Leftcoastzen Such a cute photo!Seeing kids reading makes me happy!📚 2w
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Mediocrity pales everything.

I could post a quote from nearly every page.

Tove_Reads I liked the book! 3w
Tamra @Tove_Reads 👍🏾👍🏾 What a way to start the novel, by suckering a reader into the deep despair of loss by death and then WHAM. 😮 (edited) 3w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 3w
BiblioLitten 👆🏻💙 3w
Hollie So weird, I just saw a review of yours and noticed the “follow” button...it must have unfollowed you on its own at some point 😬 3w
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Oh my oh my, I‘m only 100 pages into this chunkster and I‘m anticipating a major book hangover. The first chapter which is a diary entry and the conclusion is 😳😲. I can‘t even give a hint without a spoiler. Seriously lush writing.

mreads 🐕❤ 3w
Cathythoughts Going on holls next week ... might get this one for our trip to Spain 3w
Reggie Holy crap. So many good sounding book posts tonight. So many stacks. 3w
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Cathythoughts I just ordered it ♥️👍🏻 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts 😬 Depending on what you like to read on vacation, I need to warn you that it‘s not a beach breezy type read! The writing is dense (but amazing) and the subject/atmosphere is dark & oppressive. I always think of Spain as a happy & sunny spot, sooooo maybe if you need a contrast. 😂 I‘m loving it so far! 3w
Tamra @Reggie the dangers of Litsy.......😁 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts by the way, I‘m very envious of your holiday plans. 3w
Cathythoughts I‘m not into the light & breezy ... I like the sound of this one. I have it ordered , but may not arrive in time ( & not available on kindle here ) 🤞🏻🤞🏻I‘ll get it soon either way... look forward to your thoughts as you go along 3w
Cathythoughts Ya ! Holls will be lovely 😊. I‘ll post up a few pics 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts perfect! I could post a quote from nearly every page the writing so good. (edited) 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts nooooooo! 😜😜😜 I‘ll be green with jealousy. 😆 3w
Cathythoughts I‘m hoping I‘ll be posting pics of me reading THIS book 😍... maybe I‘ll find it in a Spanish bookshop ... 🤣😉 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts 👍🏾👍🏾 3w
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Finished up the last couple of pages in the salon chair. Definitely has all the human insight and quirky humor we‘ve come to expect from Alexander. 😁 Didn‘t enjoy it quite as much as Maa Romatswe, but that isn‘t fair since those characters are sooooo well developed and loved now.

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Fatal Grace | Louise Penny
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Another good listen!

Cathythoughts I have one 🎧 ready to go ... I‘ll get there soon ♥️👍🏻 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts 👍🏾 3w
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This is a really beautiful cookbook with Indian inspired dishes. I wish somebody would put a bowl of this soup in front of me right now! 🥣

I borrowed it from the library. It is fun to peruse and it‘s made me hungry, but I won‘t be purchasing.

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The Dessert Book | Duncan Hines
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Book pictured not in the data base - no surprise there. Of all the possibilities at the library bag sale, this and an Xmas CD is what my 11 year old son brought home. 😆

He said no hands and face in the pic. ???

Freespirit That cake looks amazing! 3w
Tamra @Freespirit yes! But it wouldn‘t look like that if I made it. 😝 3w
Freespirit Ha ha me too😂😂😂 3w
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$2 a bag library sale. Funny, there were several tables of hardback books but I paid little attention. I guess I prefer paperbacks - the Roy book was on a paperback table. 😜

Lcsmcat I liked The Spare Room. It‘s a different kind of read, but it felt really honest to me. 3w
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Anyone who works in higher education, let‘s all sigh together........🙄

GingerAntics That sounds about right, yeah. Sigh. 3w
TrishB Yep.... 3w
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I love it when nonreaders think readers are bored and just need to be introduced to more entertaining activities. 😂

Leniverse And how is fishing an entertaining activity? 😂 4w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha!! It‘s so true! 4w
Tamra @Leniverse exactly! 😜 My favorite part of camping in the mountains is me sitting on stream bank with a book while the hubby does the trout fishing. (edited) 4w
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MicheleinPhilly Right??? I hate that. “I mean what do you do for FUN?” I just told you, dummy. 4w
Cathythoughts Yes ! Fishing for books please ! I would love that 😁 3w
rretzler This one is up soon for me! Can‘t wait to see what it‘s all about - I love his other mystery series. 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts 👍🏾👍🏾 3w
Tamra @rretzler me too! So far it has all the wit and humor you would expect. 3w
Hyggescence Hahaha. Anytime my husband goes out of town he asks me what I‘m going to do and I say, what do you think? I‘m going to read all weekend. 3w
rretzler Great! 3w
Tamra @Hyggescence perfect! 👌🏾 3w
Cailey_Mac It‘s just like at work, everyone thinks I have loads of spare time since I read a lot, but I don‘t really watch tv or movies, so my reading time is everyone else‘s tv time. 3w
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Bailedbailed

I‘m sorry buddy readers, but I‘m bailing at chapter 16. 😑 I‘m not a fan of romance and it seems this has good doses of it in both timelines. Wishing the rest of you happy reading! #NanreathNovel

Librarybelle So sorry! Thanks for joining us! 4w
Tamra @Librarybelle I‘m always game to try and I‘m glad you keep organizing the historical reads! 4w
Librarybelle They are so much fun! I also love seeing how everyone gets something different out of a book. 4w
CouronneDhiver Oh, snap! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Sorry you didn‘t like it but I‘m always a fan of an #unpopularopinion. Better luck next time. 3w
Tamra @CouronneDhiver I‘ve enjoyed the reads so far, I‘ll try the next! 😁 (edited) 3w
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Godric: A Novel | Frederick Buechner
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We have one bookstore in our small city, it‘s mainly used books sprinkled with a few new. I‘m grateful to have it! I‘m intrigued by the tagged book having just finished up an Antiquity course. The owner said the Winterson is a favorite. 😁

Freespirit They look great. Some great books there. I read The Alchemists years ago and loved it. 4w
Tamra @Freespirit I‘ve been meaning to read it for ages! 4w
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Loved every minute of this tale! Setterfield‘s writing and Juliet Stevenson‘s narration is simply absorbing.

Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻♥️ 4w
Avanders I‘m listening to this right now (and I also have the ebook that I take out from time to time), and I agree: amazing narration! The story is wonderful so far... 4w
KarenUK Juliet Stevenson is my favorite audiobook narrator... she‘s so good! 4w
TheEllieMo Juliet Stevenson is such a good narrator, she could make a telephone directory sound interesting. Give her a a book full of such wonderful storytelling as Once Upon A River, and it becomes an utterly compelling listen 4w
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The Plague | Albert Camus
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“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” - Camus

What a gem of a statement. 👌🏾

Lcsmcat 😻 4w
kspenmoll 😸 4w
Cathythoughts What a statement is right. What a wise looking cat 4w
Dragon 😻 4w
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O Pioneers! | Willa Sibert Cather
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I finished up fellow buddy readers. 😁 My horrible condition text displayed. #catherbuddyread

And I am happy to report I finished the last requirements for a grad class today so I‘m free to read whatever the hell I want and don‘t have to get anything specific from it! 🎉

BlameJennyJane I just posted about my recent read with my bed as background too. You and I have the same awesome quilt! So cool! 4w
Tamra @BlameJennyJane it‘s so bright and cheery! I needed a change for spring/summer. 🌞 4w
BlameJennyJane @Tamra I agree- very cheery! I looked for a long time online before I spotted it online and had to have it. 😊 4w
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Crazeedi Yay that you made it through your class!! Enjoy whatever you want to read!!!❣ 4w
Lcsmcat Congrats on finishing your class! I finished too. What‘d you think? 4w
Tamra @Lcsmcat I liked it, but I didn‘t LOVE it the second time around. Her writing is really wonderful though, simple but with great depth. How about you? 4w
catebutler Yay for finishing course work! Excited to hear everyone‘s final thoughts on this. 4w
Lcsmcat I loved her prose, and I got more out of it this time around. I think I was reading more deeply. 4w
kspenmoll Congrats on finishing up your grad class!!!! Enjoy your reading! 4w
Cathythoughts Great pic 👍🏻♥️and congratulations 🍾 must be a wonderful feeling ✨ 4w
Graywacke Congrats on finishing your class. Interesting comments about this Cather. I finished yesterday and will post a couple questions on Sunday. 4w
Tamra @kspenmoll I will! 😁 4w
Tamra @Cathythoughts it is, now if I could just get work done too! 😜 4w
Tamra @Graywacke I will look for them. 👍🏾 4w
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I am so excited to get to this being a total fan girl of #1 Ladies Detective Agency Series. I hope my expectations aren‘t too high. 😳

rretzler I feel the same. I‘ve also read and loved his Isabel Dalhousie series. I‘ll be starting this one soon. 1mo
Tamra @rretzler I have listened to a couple in the Dalhousie series, but I need to go back! 4w
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Target is packed. Yuck. Thank the gods for earbuds and audiobooks! I love Setterfield‘s writing!

Julsmarshall I hit Target yesterday and it was nuts! I have to go to the grocery store today 😝 1mo
mdm139 I never shop last minute for easter but this year I did. And target was crazy. I got the last box of white eggs. And I mostly avoided the easter section, and got them toys from the toy section. 1mo
Tamra @mdm139 me too - and the isle with candy at the front. 😬 1mo
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Tamra @Julsmarshall nooooooo! 1mo
Julsmarshall @Tamra I survived the store, but forgot potatoes. So I‘ve sweet talked my husband into going when he gets off work tonight. He‘s a peach! 1mo
Tamra @Julsmarshall I got mine to go too! 1mo
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