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Joined February 2022

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#Litsolace

For our #HyggehourReadathon tonight, I'm sitting outside under my apple trees. Alternating between reading #NaturaLitsy #buddyread (tagged) and daydreaming to the sound of birdsong and buzzing insects.
I'm feeling quite blissful for the first time in months 😊
@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

TheBookHippie 💚💚💚💚💚💚 3d
AnnCrystal 📚🦜🌳🐦💝. 3d
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Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Sunday = #HygghourReadathon

And relaaaxx!

All welcome to join in.

Hosted by @AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

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Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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#LitSolace #Naturalitsy

I've chosen 2 books for our relaxed #buddyread in June. I will be reading both. It's your choice to join in however much you like.

Fiction - tagged

Non-fiction - We are the Ark by Mary Reynolds, tagged in comments.
https://wearetheark.org/about-mary/

Discussion threads will be posted on the 29th June.
All are welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

@LitsyEvents

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LeeRHarry This is my favourite Kingsolver 💕 - hope everyone enjoys it! 😊 3d
Librarybelle I‘ve not read either, but I will definitely try to read Prodigal Summer! I‘ll try and find a copy of ARK. 3d
mcctrish I‘ve got a hold on Prodigal Summer and I can get We Are the Ark on audio #winning 3d
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm June is a busy month for me, so unfortunately I won‘t be able to take part in these buddy reads. 3d
PaperbackPirate My favorite by Kingsolver! Tempted to do a reread but I still haven‘t read her new one. I did order We Are the Ark though! 3d
Read4life Just put a hold on Prodigal Summer. 3d
julieclair I will read Prodigal Summer, and will also try to keep up with We Are the Ark, which looks fascinating. 3d
quietjenn I'll read it if I can find my copy ... 3d
AllDebooks I'm really looking forward to this #buddyread. PS is one of the few Kingsolver's I haven't read. I do love her writing x 2d
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Summer | Ali Smith
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Hurray, it's nearly time for another #LitSolace event.
Our #MidsummerSolace event runs from the 1st - 30th June. Come and celebrate all things summer with friendly games and activities, a #buddyread and lots of lovely chitchat.

All are welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

@LitsyEvents

Hosted by @AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

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Librarybelle This will be fun! 4d
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mcctrish I‘m in for games and reading 4d
julieclair Yes yes yes, please! 😃☀️💙 4d
AllDebooks Any suggestions welcome for our #buddyread I was thinking of summer in Corfu 4d
AllDebooks @Librarybelle I hope so x 4d
BookwormAHN Yay 🌻 4d
Bookwormjillk Fun! I‘m in! 4d
Lunakay Please add me too! 4d
ElizaMarie What are we reading? 4d
quietjenn Sure thing! 4d
AllDebooks @ElizaMarie I was thinking My family and other animals but waiting on any other suggestions 🙂 4d
Soscha My personal inclination is for scary to semi-scary summer camp/campire tales stuff. MrBallen has a graphic to that nature coming out. That one‘s not coming coming out until October. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/742533/mrballen-presents-strange-dark-a... 4d
Soscha Not sure how popular the topic would be with all here but there are other books that would serve for summer. 4d
Soscha Has anyone considered starting a Litsy Bookclub on Fable? 4d
Soscha And I just put this is on TBR. It‘s YA & a fun, light scare. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63249817 4d
Soscha Yes! That was another title that‘d been recommended for summer suspense. I‘ve heard his work is quite good. 4d
AllDebooks @Soscha I'm not on Fable atm. Tbh I haven't been that engaged on social media this year. I'll look into it. 3d
AllDebooks @Soscha thanks for these recommendations, they look great. I would add these to my tbr but they don't really fit with the hygge vibe. 3d
DebinHawaii Yes! Please keep me on the tag list! 🤗 3d
Read4life I‘m in. 3d
jen_the_scribe Hey there! I‘d like to join in! 😊 2d
AllDebooks @Lunakay @jen_the_scribe 👋 Welcome to #LitSolace I've added you both to the taglist. x 2d
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#HyggehourReadathon

Aargh, I completely lost track of the days! Sorry. It's a bit late, but hopefully, you're well into the habit now.

I've really missed these weekly communal reads. I'm really looking forward to resuming them.

I plan on a candlelit bath listening to #NaturaLitsy current read (tagged).

What are your plans?

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

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A quick guide to the online book world in today's garden.
Who would you recommend worth following?

https://www.theguardian.com/books/article/2024/may/10/from-dua-lipas-book-club-t...

AnneCecilie I‘ve been following Eric Karl Anderson for years and love his channel 2w
LeeRHarry @AnneCecilie I particularly love his content with Anna James discussing the Women‘s Prize. 2w
LeeRHarry I watch a heap of BookTube - there are some great content creators out there. 2w
AnneCecilie @LeeRHarry I love those too, but I also love his enthusiasm for all the books he read, even if it‘s a DNF 2w
BookBelle84 I love VE Schwab's newsletter and No Write Way podcast. She is so knowledgeable I'm her craft and her love of writing and books always comes through. 2w
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#Naturalitsy

I was so very lucky to see the Northern lights tonight, here in the UK. They were visible across most of the country, thanks to a rare solar storm
That's another ✔️ off the 🪣 list.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/article/2024/may/10/northern-lights-possible...

Bookwormjillk Wow!! Thanks for sharing. 2w
kspenmoll How amazing- unfortunately it looks like it might be too cloudy here in Connecticut in the states. 2w
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes Here‘s hoping…🤞🏻🤞🏻Not supposed to be cloudy in my area of Ohio. (edited) 2w
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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2w
AnnCrystal Thank you for posting this 😍🤩😍💝. 2w
KathyWheeler We could even see them a little bit down in Alabama. 2w
batsy Wow. How wonderful! 2w
kspenmoll Fantastic! 2w
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The Modern Fairies | Clare Pollard
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An engaging read, reimaginging the literary salons of pre-revolutionary France. Pollard prefectly captures the tension and stresses of the time, as there is a spy amongst their midst. This results in arrests and the cessation of these gatherings where fairytales are told by Charles Perrault & Madame D'Aulnoy.

#NetGalleyGroup Released 13/6/24

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/459466/the-modern-fairies-by-pollard-clare/97802...

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Spring bouquet of foxglove, peony, cornflower, bluebell and Queen Anne's lace. They smell AMAZING! My garden is my happy place ☺️

#wildflowers #homegrown #happyplace

AnnCrystal 💐👏😍👍. 2w
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#5JoysFriday @DebinHawaii

1. The weather has warmed in the UK, busy gardening all week. Now helping Dad with his.
2. Booked a holiday with cousins to commemorate my aunt. I am looking forward to reminiscing and making new memories with our family.
3. Reading the tagged for #NaturaLitsy and it is fascinating.
4. Feeling well atm.
5. Loving the birdsong in my garden, so peaceful and calming.

DebinHawaii A lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛Birdsong is such a joy bringer! 🐦🩵 Thanks for joining in & spreading the joy! 🤗 2w
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#Naturalitsy

🐾 Hi 🐾

Here's our reading discussion for April's #buddyread

🐻 Did you like the writing style?

🐻‍❄ Did you have any strong likes or dislikes?

🐻 Did you find anything memorable or impressive that altered your opinion of bears?

🐻‍❄ Do you agree with the rewilding of keystone species or conservation efforts?

🐻 Do you have a favourite bear?

All are welcome to join in the discussion.

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TEArificbooks Loved the prose. Loved learning about the ancient myths and legends about bears. Was shocked and disturbed about that the bear bile farms are still such a big thing. Worried about the future of bears and wish I was a gazillionaire so I could establish bear rescues and reserves. 2w
julieclair I did enjoy the writing style. I listened on audio, and although there were plenty of facts and research presented, the book still flowed easily. Like @TEArificbooks , I was shocked and sickened about the bile farms. So sad. One thing that surprised me, was how smart bears are. Makes the phrase “smarter than your average bear” seem pretty silly, since your average bear is actually very smart. 2w
julieclair I do agree with rewilding and conservation efforts, but I also sympathize with the farmers and ranchers who lose valuable crops/animals to the bears, not to mention the loss of human life due to bear encounters. It‘s hard to know where the right balance is. 2w
Bookwormjillk I enjoyed this book. I like when the author tied in literature like Paddington and how he came to be from Peru. This reminded me of another favorite read this year 2w
yourfavouritemixtape I liked this book a lot because the writing was very fluent and you learned a lot without the feeling of being taught. 2w
AllDebooks @TEArificbooks Yes, the bile farms were shocking and so difficult to read. I thought she did a great job highlighting the difficulties of stopping this illegal torture. 2w
AllDebooks @julieclair I listened to the audio too and loved it. I'll probably listen repeatedly. 2w
AllDebooks @julieclair As to rewilding, I agree it's a complex balancing act. We, as humans, need to completely rethink our mindset on it being our planet. We share it with billions of species who have as much right to be here as we do. We've caused catastrophic damage to their environments and food sources. We can't really complain when they start encroaching into our space in order to survive. 2w
AllDebooks @julieclair I think the answer lies in legislation, education, public engagement, and support for landowners to adapt their land use. Look at the success of the Knepp estate. These rewilding projects can be monetised, bringing in tourists. 2w
AllDebooks @Bookwormjillk Yes, I found that really charming and engaging. Who doesn't love Paddington? 2w
AllDebooks @yourfavouritemixtape It is a beautifully written, informative book. 2w
AllDebooks I'm so glad you enjoyed this read as much as I did. It's one of my favourite reads of the year so far. It would have been perfect if there was more mention of European bears. 2w
AllDebooks For anyone didturbed by the bear bile farms. There are a number of charities working to stop it. Links for your information coming next x 2w
AllDebooks I was shocked to find the WWF last report on bear bile farms was from 2011!!! https://www.wwf.org.la/?200329/Illegal-bear-bile-trade-rampant-in-Asia 2w
julieclair @AllDebooks 💯 I agree wholeheartedly with everything you said! 2w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Loved the writing style. I really enjoyed the little jabs she took at people that are part of the problem. Bears are my husbands favorite animal so I knew quite a bit about them and honestly have always had a positive opinion of them. Except for the panda…I‘m not a big fan. 😅 My family and I even got black bear tattoos on a family vacation to Gatlinburg one year. I wholeheartedly believe we should be doing our best to help these animals and ⬇️ 2w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm although I feel for people more directly affected, I do think there‘s a middle ground we can meet in without killing more bears. My favorite bear has always been the grizzly. There‘s something so very wild and “old world” about them. This book may have moved polar bears up a bit though. I cried at the thought that my son could inherit a planet without polar bears. 2w
bookwyrm7 Unfortunately I got sick and still haven't finished it 😅 However, as a biologist who wanted to specialise in bears I know that my favourite is the Polar Bear and I absolutely hate Pandas 🤣 They may be cuddly but as a species they are absolutely ridiculous (I could write a dissertation on that), not to mention that they are now used by China to get what they want politically exactly because so many people love them and will pay to see them. 2w
bookwyrm7 On the other hand Polar bears are incredibly resilient, considering just how well adapted they are to a very specific habitat. They are amazing at living in one of the most inhospitable environment on Earth but they are also incredibly intelligent and resilient and try their best to adapt to changes (unlike Pandas who will ONLY eat literally one thing 🤦‍♀️). Unfortunately, things look very dim for them, which is why I left the conservation world. 2w
bookwyrm7 As for the rewilding of certain species, I don't usually agree with it unless the issues that led to their struggles have already been resolved. This was another reason why I left the conservation world: of you're just keeping a species around for you to feel better about yourself, while the animals keep suffering, struggling or facing some sort of incoming problems or possible extinction (due to climate change, etc), 1/2 2w
bookwyrm7 Then who are you helping? Why are you keeping these animals around? I think ppl don't realise how little conservation has to do w/ science or biology: if capitalism keeps exploiting everything in its path, there is no future for any of these species. Are you ready to change a whole world-wide system? To give up on comforts like Amazon, fast fashion or buying new smartphones every few years? I wish we could save them. But I don't think it's likely. 2w
bookwyrm7 With that said, I'm really enjoying the book. So far the author strikes a good balance between exposing the hardships these animals face (as well as some of the locals) while also giving the reader some hope and some happy stories (otherwise it would be a very depressing read...). 2w
bookwyrm7 I would just like to clarify that I do believe in saving these animals (and many others!). Rewilding can be done well and it's great. I definitely want to save all the bears (except maybe Pandas ?, just kidding...). I definitely get that we keep these species "alive" in the hope of better days. But I also think there should be a balance between keeping it going and knowing when to let go. I hate to see animals suffer. 2w
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#Naturalitsy

Let's skip back to our March #buddyread

🌊 What are your thoughts?

🌊 Were you engaged/interested?

🌊 Did you learn anything new?

All are welcome to join in the discussion.

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#Naturalitsy

Wow, 1st of May!! It's been a while, and I'm sorry for that.

Our next #buddyread is a read at your own pace. I've also extended the read time into June, too, as it's a chunkster.
All are welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

@LitsyEvents

AllDebooks I will post discussion threads for our last 2 reads over the next few days. I'm looking forward to catching up with you all x 3w
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Bookwormjillk Hey! Good to “see” you. Glad to hear about the extended deadline since my library hold won‘t come through for a few weeks. 3w
TheSpineView Lovely edition. 3w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Excited for a chunkster! Waiting on my library hold to come in. 3w
dabbe Beautiful! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
Soubhiville Wow, that‘s quite a book! 3w
kspenmoll I am going to try & get it from my library! 3w
Hooked_on_books That‘s a beautiful edition. And a seriously fat book! 3w
julieclair I will probably not read this one, but will be back mid -June for Wild Weather. 3w
jenniferw88 I will be in for this one (but have to prioritise some other books first!) 3w
quietlycuriouskate I want to read this but, realistically, can't commit to it at the moment. I'll be interested to read your posts. 3w
AllDebooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Chunksters are the best 👌 3w
AllDebooks @quietlycuriouskate ok, it is a big task! x 3w
AllDebooks @Soubhiville tis a hefty one! x 3w
AllDebooks #Naturalitsy I just noticed this is on Everand I'm reading "The Earth Transformed: An Untold History" on Everand.

Check it out: https://www.everand.com/book/627641536
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks good though! 2w
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A tentative hi 👋

My apologies for going missing over the last several weeks. It's been very tough coming to terms with the loss of my aunt. It's her funeral on Monday, and I hope to be back to some semblance of my usual self after this.
I'll catch up with posts, and #NaturaLitsy buddy reads over the next week.

Bookwomble Sometimes life needs us to focus on the essentials. So sorry to hear of your loss. Take good care of yourself ❤️‍🩹 4w
LeahBergen I‘m so sorry for your loss. 4w
dabbe Holding you and your family in my thoughts. 💙🩵💙 4w
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Ruthiella You have my condolences. ❤️ 4w
IndoorDame 🤍❤️🤍 4w
Librarybelle So sorry to hear about your aunt. Thinking of you. ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
CatLass007 I am so sorry for your loss. Do what is best for your emotional, spiritual, and physical health. Grief is a normal human emotion that can come in waves. We are here for you. Be kind to yourself. 4w
quietlycuriouskate Oh, that is sad! Thinking of you. ❤️ 4w
AnnCrystal 💕🙏❤️‍🩹💔🫂💝. 4w
JessClark78 Sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 4w
Larkken Oh no! So sorry for your loss. 💔 4w
TheBookgeekFrau Sorry for your loss 🙏🏼 4w
Reggie I‘m sorry. 4w
Liz_M I'm so sorry for your loss. It's good to see you here when you are able to spend time here. 3w
Cuilin So sorry for your loss. Sending love and light your way. 3w
kelli7990 I‘m sorry for your loss. 3w
Bookwormjillk I missed this. Sorry for your loss. Take your time ❤️ 3w
AllDebooks Thank you all for your lovely comments. X 2w
kspenmoll I just saw this- i am so sorry. Sending 💕 2w
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#Naturalitsy

Hi, our next #buddyread starts today. As this is a relatively short read, I'm going to host this as a read at your own pace. We'll discuss it at the end of April.

I hope you're all well and enjoying the longer days. I will be back to normal in a few more weeks.

All are welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

https://wwnorton.com/books/9781324005087!

@LitsyEvents

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AllDebooks FYI - keep your notes on Gleick's The Three Ages of Water and I'll post a discussion thread sometime this month. My apologies for any inconvenience. 2mo
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bookwyrm7 Joining this buddy read! 2mo
bookwyrm7 Please add me to the tag list too 2mo
IndoorDame Ooh, this is one of the ones on the list that I have easy access to. I‘ll definitely join you guys this month! 2mo
TheSpineView This sounds interesting. At 272 pages it should go fast. 2mo
vonnie862 🙌 2mo
AllDebooks @bookwyrm7 Will do. Welcome to #Naturalitsy 😊 2mo
julieclair Excited for this one! 2mo
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I just wanted to pop on and wish you all a Happy Easter weekend.
I've been dealing with a stressful time over the month and needed to be with my family.
I apologise for my absence for #LitSolace #NaturaLitsy and #NetgalleyGroup I will be back with my booky family soon.

Blessings to you all x

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
TheLudicReader Take care of yourself. 2mo
IndoorDame ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Roary47 Happy Easter. I hope everything will balance for you soon. 💛 2mo
TheBookgeekFrau Happy Easter and may things work out for you 💜 2mo
AnnCrystal 😘💕🫂💝. 2mo
yourfavouritemixtape Happy easter and I hope everything‘ll work out! ♥️ 2mo
Bookwomble ❤️ Hope you got the support you needed 🫂❤️ 2mo
DebinHawaii Please take care. Wishing you hope, health and d happiness. 💛💛💛 2mo
kspenmoll Take care of yourself! I hope April brings new blessings for you. 💛💜💚 2mo
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The Life of Mammals | David Attenborough
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#Naturalitsy

A new series from BBC with Sir David Attenborough, can't wait. ❤️

https://www.bbcearth.com/shows/mammals

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#Naturalitsy

This is a great interview with Gareth E. Rees on his new book exploring lost landscapes. I'm looking forward to reading this.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/mar/24/children-of-the-flood-what-c...

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Undying: A Love Story | Michel Faber
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My thoughts for the day. I'm helping my cousins take care of my aunt as she enters into palliative care. She means so much to me, and I'm so very grateful for this time I have with her and her children.
Grab life by the horns and find the joy in every day. We never know how long we have, and I don't ever want to leave things until it's too late.

❤️

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin I‘m very sorry to hear about your aunt. 😔 I hope you‘re able to find some peace as you navigate these difficult times. My Mom recently died and being with her through the process was hard but I was grateful for the time we spent together. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. And thank you for sharing this quote. It really resonated with me. 💜 2mo
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AmyG I am sorry, too, to read about your aunt. And this quote couldn‘t be more true. @PurpleyPumpkin I am so sorry for your loss. (edited) 2mo
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry! 😔 Sending healing energy to you and your family! 🙏 2mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m am so glad you are able to spend this time together. sending you love! 2mo
AllDebooks @PurpleyPumpkin I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending love xx 2mo
AllDebooks @AmyG @DaveGreen7777 @Chrissyreadit Thank you so much for your kind words. X 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin @AllDebooks @AmyG Thank you both.💜 2mo
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#LitSolace

It's our favourite day of the week. What are you planning on reading or doing for our #Hyggehour readathon tonight?
I will be driving home after taking care of my aunt for the weekend. I will be listening to our #buddyread (tagged). It's really helping to calm me at a distressing time x

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

kspenmoll Hoping to get back to The Tiffany girls. Sending love to you- hope your ride helps you. 🩷💚❤️ 2mo
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Evergreen | Lydia Elise Millen
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#Naturalitsy #LitSolace

My recommendation for #Fridaynightshare is Evergreen - discovering the joy in every season by Lydia Millen.

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit 💛💚💚💛 2mo
TheBookHippie I think because we get only a week or so of spring I struggle with it. If we do get any form it‘s all brown rainy mud. AKA I may need this book! 2mo
AllDebooks @TheBookHippie muddy puddles are fun but not all the time 😅 2mo
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#LitSolace #SpringEquinox

It's Friday, already!! How?
Join in our #Fridaynightshare tonight's theme is your favourite Spring -Non-fiction book.
Don't forget to tag us so we can see your recommendations 😊

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

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#Naturalitsy

A reminder of our upcoming April read, Eight bears - Mythic past and imperiled future by Gloria Dickie. I am ridiculously excited for this one. Have you got your copy yet? 🐾🐻🐻‍❄🐻🐾

All are welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

https://www.gloriadickie.com/eight-bears

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Bookwormjillk Looks like my library hold will come in early April! 2mo
vonnie862 I'm on the waiting list but it may come soon! 2mo
yourfavouritemixtape So looking forward to this!! 2mo
DebinHawaii Hoping my library hold is here soon! 2mo
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#Naturalitsy #LitSolace

💚 FYI 💚
For those enjoying our Spring #buddyread and anyone else interested in nature or journaling, Emma Mitchell has released The Wild Remedy journal to record your own observations/thoughts.
Published by Michael O'Mara books. 💚🌱💚

https://www.mombooks.com/book/the-wild-remedy-journal/?imprint=1

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

TheBookHippie Oh -must have !!! 2mo
AllDebooks Haha, I thought of you when I saw it. 😅 2mo
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#Naturalitsy #LitSolace

Anyone else planning their seed schedule?

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

quietlycuriouskate I am, but I need to solve the badger problem: they're digging up everything I put in. I've heard that male pee deters them, but I'm not convinced that asking my husband to pee on the veg patch and flower pots is a direction I want to go in! 😂 2mo
Bookwormjillk Yes! Hopefully this weekend 🤞 2mo
lazydaizee I am going to plant some sunflower seeds soon. 2mo
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AllDebooks @lazydaizee love sunflowers. I'm going to be planting some with my 2yr old neice. 🌻 2mo
AllDebooks @Bookwormjillk 🌤🌱💚 2mo
TheBookHippie @quietlycuriouskate 👀🙃😳🤣 2mo
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#NaturalitsycardswapSpring #LitSolace

My apologies for sending these out late. Life has been tough recently, and I've needed to focus on my family. Receiving your cards has certainly put a smile in my soul. Thank you x

Bookwormjillk Hugs 2mo
dabbe 💚💙💚 2mo
TheBookHippie 💕💕💕💕💕💕 no worries I‘ll be in snow a long while yet. 2mo
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#Litsolace #SpringEquinox

My mood board is full of the joys of nature. It's such a spectacular time of year with all the new life budding, amazing sunrises, and my absolute favourite sound, the dawn chorus. It's always the little wren that kicks it off. I have a few mistle thrush singing away throughout the day.

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

AllDebooks Note - bird pics are picollage stock. 2mo
Chrissyreadit Love this! I put bird feeders outside my window so the cats and i can watch the birds together. 2mo
Suet624 Is it spring? It snowed here today. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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KadaGul @Suet624 In Chicago, we only experience Spring for a brief period of a few weeks. It's been over ten years since we had more than two weeks of Spring. The weather pattern usually involves two days of sunshine, followed by a week of windy and cold weather and snow. Finally, we emerge from the snow into the next season. 2mo
Catsandbooks @Chrissyreadit I do the same thing! I also have a bowl of water for critters. Last night a possum visited! 2mo
Chrissyreadit @Catsandbooks I love it- we have Fox and deer - my friends have had a bear visit- this year i may put a wild life camera out. I‘m not very rural just animals are being pushed out of their homes. 2mo
Catsandbooks @Chrissyreadit yeah unfortunately that happens here too. 2mo
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#LitSolace

What would go on your Spring board?

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛 2mo
KadaGul @AllDebooks My springboard will only display the word 'SUN' in the center, with no other icons or apps on the sides or top 🤣🤣.#SpringGratitude (edited) 2mo
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#LitSolace

It's Sunday, and now officially my favourite day of the week.
What are your plans for tonight's #Hyggehour readathon. Anything Irish creeping in to celebrate St Patrick's day? 🍀
I find it as relaxing/comforting catching up with all your posts as I do taking an hour for myself.

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

Faranae Won't be reading it for Hygge Hour, but I've been reading Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu as my Irish author for this month on my Twitch stream. My Irish friends approved. XD 2mo
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Early Irish Myths and Sagas | Various, Jeffrey Gantz, Tiruvalluvar
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#LitSolace

Happy St Patrick's day. I'll be having a pint of the black stuff tonight to celebrate. I'll be reading the tagged as my selection for March's #BookedinTime read.
What are your plans? 🍀

@Cuilin @dabbe

dabbe On the spreadsheet! 🤩 2mo
Gissy 🍀💚💚💚 2mo
Cuilin Fabulous, ☘️🇮🇪💚 2mo
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#Naturalitsy #LitSolace #SpringEquinox

I don't know about you guys, but I am so happy to see some signs of Spring springing. The daffodils are budding, the apple blosson is finished, the birds are singing their little hearts out. 🎵

What signs have you spotted? We hope you've been well and are ready to celebrate a new season with us.
@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

Prairiegirl_reading The geese are coming back early this year! 2mo
TheBookHippie Nothing yet. Although we aren‘t buried in snow like usual, no signs yet. I don‘t usually plant til after May 15. We have snow through April in “normal” years. I do long to garden. It so short that everything is “green” here. Still in the 20s F here at night. 40s F in daytime. Which is a heatwave for March! 2mo
TheBookHippie Was January long or what?! February flew by. March is going decent speed as well. 2mo
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kspenmoll I have seen some daffodil shoots, we have had some unusually warm days, but now it is in 30s/40s. Haven‘t needed a winter coat lately so spring must be around the corner! 2mo
AllDebooks @TheBookHippie It really is flying by. I think that's why I love our #Hyggehour time to slow down and relax x 2mo
AllDebooks @kspenmoll still quite chilly here too but I'm loving the longer days x 2mo
Catsandbooks Spring has indeed sprung in MS! Temps in the 60s/70s. Everything in bloom. And more rain storms, which we've desperately needed after being in a drought for so long. I could do without the bugs and pollen though 🤧 2mo
AllDebooks @Catsandbooks Wonderful 💚🌱🌷💚 2mo
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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Started this last night for my #AuthorAMonth selection, and I can't put it down. Very atmospheric, with great descriptions of the Tasmanian coastline.

@Soubhiville

Soubhiville Love this cover! 2mo
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A Room With A View | E.M. Forster
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#Naturalitsy #LitSolace

My #Fridaynightshare choice for Spring fiction is the perfect A room with a view. It has everything, a coming-of-age novel, set in Florence and Edwardian England, with seering, comedic portrayal of polite society. I absolutely love it. In my view, E M Forster is on par with Jane Austen.

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

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#Naturalitsy #LitSolace

Are you joining us in our #SpringEquinox event, celebrating the return of a new season? It is running from the 15th - 24th March. The #buddyreads will continue until the end of April.

All welcome to join in. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @LitsyEvents

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Librarybelle I‘m not able to join in on the #buddyread selections this time, but I‘ll see what I hope to join in on some of the other activities this week! 2mo
Dilara I'm in! 2mo
BethM I can‘t do the buddy read but will be here for other posts. 2mo
JenReadsAlot Oh I just bought the wild remedy!!! 2mo
Bookwormjillk I can‘t do the buddy reads either but want to join in with the other activities. 2mo
PaperbackPirate Please add me to the list! I just got The Wild Remedy and would like to read it with you. 🪶 2mo
Cuilin If you have an Audible account, The Wild Remedy is free. No credits needed. 2mo
TheBookHippie Spring arrived yesterday my copy of Wild Remedy is enroute! 2mo
mcctrish Well I‘m in but the book I ordered from the library is neither of these 🤦🏻‍♀️ but I‘m going to read it and join in somehow 🤣🤣 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I won‘t be able to fit the buddy reads in but I do want to participate in the other festivities! 🥰 2mo
DebinHawaii @Cuilin Oh, thanks for that Audible info. I can‘t get either book without buying it so I was going to sit out the books this round but now I will join in The Wild Remedy! 🤗 2mo
Cuilin @DebinHawaii you‘re welcome, I have to sit out of the “Spring Anthology” read. 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I have Spring so I'll join in. 2mo
Catsandbooks I'm not joining in on the buddy reads, but I'd like to participate in the other activities 2mo
julieclair I have The Wild Remedy, so I‘ll read that plus join in the other activities. 🙂 2mo
MittenGirlPeach I‘ll have The Wild Remedy on Monday! I bought a physical copy; sounds like a lovely book I‘d enjoy passing on. 2mo
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The Postcard | Anne Berest
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jlhammar Yay! So glad you‘re enjoying it so far. 2mo
squirrelbrain It is amazing, isn‘t it?! 2mo
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BarbaraBB It has it all this book. It develops in such a great way 2mo
Cathythoughts Oh great! I havnt even started 2mo
tpixie So happy you are enjoying it! It covers so many important topics 🩵🦋🩵 2mo
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#LitSolace

Yesterday was Mother‘s day here in the UK. I had a wonderful, relaxing day with my 4 children. ❤️🌷📚🕯🎂 It was bliss. My #hyggehour readathon was extended across the whole day tbh and I loved it.

BookmarkTavern Looks perfect! 💖 2mo
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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Pickpick

A mammoth analysis of the Russian revolution that is well worth a read. Figes broaches the historical figures with a compassionate but critical eye, scrutinising key events that led to the overthrown Romanovs, revolution, and catastrophic change for so many. The repercussions of which are still felt a century later. It is endlessly fascinating.

Cuilin Sounds interesting 2mo
AllDebooks @Cuilin oops, I forgot to tag you and @Dabbe for #Bookedintime 2mo
Cuilin @AllDebooks I thought you had just continued with another read. 😂 🎉 2mo
AllDebooks @Cuilin no, it was continuing from Feb as it's soooo long. 😅 2mo
dabbe Got your “pick“ on the spreadsheet! 🤩 2mo
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#LitSolace

Another week has flown by. Are you ready for our weekly #Hyggehour readathon?

What will you be doing/reading?

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

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Happy International Women's Day 💖

IuliaC Happy Women's Day! 2mo
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My #Readyourkindle fiction list for March. I shall be selecting from this and my non-fiction list.
I read 12 from both lists last month.

I'm reading the tagged with #NoplacelikeHolmes

@CBee @Cuilin @dabbe

Aimeesue That‘s a great Sherlock cover! 🧡 3mo
dabbe Yay for #6! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
Cuilin Loving the adventures 🖤🧡 3mo
CBee Looks great! 😊 3mo
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Eat Right | Nick Barnard
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My planned #ReadyourKindle list for March. I'll be choosing a mix from this and my fiction list (next post).
The tagged book is no.79 on my #Roll100 list, so that's a definite read this month.

@CBee @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 3mo
CBee Awesome 👏🏻 3mo
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#NetGalleyGroup

This is my first selection from my March tbr list, and I'm completely hooked from the 1st page.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/feb/22/the-trading-game-by-gary-stevenson...

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I spent a very peaceful #Hyggehour snuggled up. I'm really enjoying this depiction of Vincent Van Gogh's life through the women he encountered.

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie 😍😍😍😍 3mo
AnnCrystal 💕😻💝. 3mo
Read-y_Picker Stacked! This looks so good 😊 happy hygge 😻 3mo
AllDebooks @Read-y_Picker I think it's great 👍 3mo
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A gentle reminder that it's Sunday. Which means it's our #Hyggehour readathon tonight between 8-9pm.
Will you be joining us?

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie @jenniferw88

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#LitSolace #buddyreads

I've selected two books for our relaxing Spring #buddyread The wild remedy and Spring - An anthology. All are welcome to participate.

Although the Spring Equinox event will be 15th-24th March, the buddy reads will be extended until the end of April.

Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

@LitsyEvents @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

julieclair These sound lovely ! I‘m in! 🌸 3mo
PageShifter Please tag me, I am trying to join 3mo
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Spring | Ali Smith
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Hi all, I'm checking in to see how you've been since our #Midwintersolace event ended. Are you ready for a mini Spring event? More hygge based fun to celebrate the return of Spring.

Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist. All are welcome to join us.

Buddy reads post - https://litsy.com/p/RDl5Q2Z2UUxS

@LitsyEvents @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit

TEArificbooks Add me please 3mo
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Librarybelle Mini spring event would be nice! 3mo
AllDebooks @TEArificbooks will do. Glad to have you join us x 3mo
IndoorDame I‘m feeling SO ready for spring!!! 💚 3mo
mcctrish So ready for spring ( and to kick the cold I‘ve been fighting some version of all February) I‘ve got a hold on one book and I‘m going to see if I can find the other somewhere else ) 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm We‘ve been having mini fool‘s springs here. I am SO ready for the real thing! 😅❤️ 3mo
Bookwormjillk I just stood around in the cold wind and rain for 90 minutes watching my daughter play soccer. I am definitely in! 3mo
AllDebooks @Librarybelle I feel the same x 3mo
AllDebooks @mcctrish oh no, wishing you well soon x 3mo
AllDebooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I've lost count of how many warm spells. I can almost see the shoots reaching for the sun, then we get another cold snap and they all shout Nope, and snuggle back down. In my head anyways 🤪 3mo
AllDebooks @Bookwormjillk brrrr, that is devotion x 3mo
mcctrish @Bookwormjillk you need one of those plastic pods to sit in ( many a inclement weather soccer game I wish I‘d had one back in the day) 3mo
Bookwormjillk @mcctrish that‘s just what I was telling my daughter and she says I‘m sooooo embarrassing 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
mcctrish @Bookwormjillk just wait until you cover it with stickers, then it will be really cringe 🤣🤣 3mo
Read4life I‘m looking forward to the event. I‘m typically a fall & winter girl but I‘m looking forward to spring this year. 3mo
dabbe I must be the only one who hates for winter to leave because that means we're just closer to hell in July (it's already in the low 80s). Still, I'd love me some hygge, so please count me in! 💚
#nothingbetterthanwinterinphoenix 🤩
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BookwormAHN Looking forward to it. @dabbe No you're not, Louisiana is hell in the summer and we have hurricane season 🙈🙉🙊 3mo
Julsmarshall Sounds like fun! 3mo
dabbe @BookwormAHN You win! At least we don't have the humidity that you do! Though we do have monsoons and haboobs! 💚💙💚 3mo
kspenmoll I am so in. Drab, rainy here today! 3mo
Catsandbooks I'm in for hygge spring! @BookwormAHN @dabbe same here in Mississippi. It's been so nice here lately, but that will all disappear so soon 😩 3mo
julieclair How fun! Hygge seems so easy for Fall and Winter, it will be interesting to incorporate it into Spring. 🌸 3mo
Texreader @Gilly18 I enjoy a number of these events too. The hosts are just plain terrific people—well so is everyone who are here. 3mo
BethM Yes! 3mo
dabbe @Catsandbooks I pre-feel your pain! 🤩 3mo
PaperbackPirate @dabbe We‘re picking weeds while everyone else is shoveling snow! 😂☀️ 3mo
PaperbackPirate I kept forgetting to do the hygge hour so I‘m ready to try again. Happy Spring! 3mo
dabbe @PaperbackPirate Same here! 🤩😍😂 3mo
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#BookspinBingo

My March selection of planned reading. It's a completely eclectic mix. 😊

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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#NetGalleyGroup

My goals for March's #NGGSpringClean event. I have 8 remaining approved books to finish. I have another outstanding 10 reviews to submit. I hope to complete as much as possible.
I am looking forward to seeing your goals and supporting each other to meet them.

Good luck 👍

BookmarkTavern Good luck to all of us! 🍀 3mo
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#ReadyourKindle 2 of 2 - Non-fiction

Again, a good month. 😊

I really enjoyed all those I read over the last 5 weeks, particularly The brother gardeners and Warrior
Queens (tagged in comments)

@CBee

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#ReadyourKindle 1 of 2 - Fiction

February was a good month for ebooks. I managed to read 5 that weren't on my list and the 2 that were.
12 - Babes in the wood was entertaing. A fun read.
14 - My heart is a chainsaw - Outstanding! Straight onto the sequel, Don't fear the reaper in March. Let's hope no. 9 makes the draw.

Just starting the tagged today 👓

Thanks for organising @CBee

CBee Awesome job 👏🏻👏🏻😊😊 3mo
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