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AnneCecilie

AnneCecilie

Joined July 2016

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Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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December 9 - #Adventrecommends day 9

There‘s probably no surprise to anyone that this is a book a want to recommend. A book about the big things and the smaller things, about family and loss of parents, about gun control, about our impact on nature and water pollution. A book about culture, about movies both old and new, there‘s references that I get and definitely many I don‘t get.

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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Another catch-up post - #Adventrecommends day 8

A story about a boy who is a little different than other kids, and his parents and friend and townspeople.

TheEllieMo My favourite book of the year!💙 1d
Kalalalatja Max Porter really knows his stuff 👌 24h
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Snsystern | Maja Lunde
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No one can draw kids like Lisa Aisato.

Those eyes - a look can say a thousand words

#ReadNosedReindeer #WinterGames

TheBookHippie ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
StayCurious This is gorgeous! +1 17h
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I absolutely love the drawings in this book

#ReadNosedReindeer #WinterGames

megnews Me too! 1d
StayCurious Beautiful! +1 17h
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Who doesn‘t recognize themselves in this picture? A kid standing outside looking in on the toy store.

#ReadNosedReindeer #WinterGames

StayCurious Reminds me of Pinocchio. +1 17h
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A cute Christmas story about how Father Christmas became Father Christmas.
And the drawings are cute too.

Don‘t be surprised if I reread this next Christmas together with the next books in this series.

#HolidayRead #TBRRead #BookToMovieAdaption (the movie will be out 2020)
#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Excellent! +26! 17h
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StayCurious Haha that's great! +6 17h
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Just back home, after seeing Love Actually in the Concert Hall with a full orchestra. Live music does something to the film experience.

#HolidayMovie #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

LiteraryinLititz What an awesome event! 2d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That would be amazing! Our symphony did a similar thing with Ghostbusters at Halloween. 2d
StayCurious Oh Wow! How neat! +6 17h
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Next up.

This book has glitter on both the front and back cover, so I‘m sure that by the time I‘ve finished reading this #GlitterGetsEverywhere

#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

suzie.reads I loved this 😍 2d
StayCurious Haha +2 2d
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The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg
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StayCurious Great! +26! 2d
BeaG I love the book and movie! 2d
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#WeeklyForcast

Over the next week, I‘ll continue my reading of The Snow Sister and One Day in December
I want to read The Polar Express and A Boy Called Christmas
I also want to start reading The Christmasaurus

#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

Cinfhen Looks like everyone has Christmas fever ❤️enjoy your reads 2d
StayCurious Excellent forecast! +1 2d
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A story about Benedikt, and his two companions Leo, the dog, and Knasken, the sheep. Their Christmas tradition is to head for the mountains and look for lost sheep and get them home before Christmas. There‘s a lot of descriptions of the nature and the places the companions stay.

In the afterword it say that the story is based on true events.

#HolidayRead #TBRRead #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious How interesting! +21 2d
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Saw an other two episodes of the Christmas calendar on TV

10 points + participation

#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Excellent! +11 2d
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I just binged all episodes of this series.

I really enjoyed it, and Johanne‘s quest to find a boyfriend before Christmas Eve.

30 points + participation

#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

Siri_reads Den serien har jeg også begynt å se på. Liker den godt, men litt rart å se Røros som en del av Oslo. Ble litt dumt synes jeg 🤔 Hun går på ski i Nordmarka og plutselig sp kommer hun hjem på Røros 😂 2d
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads Da trodde jeg rett, men så begynte jeg å tenke at de kanskje hadde funnet noen gamle gater i Oslo som de brukte. Men ellers så liker jeg den. Så hele serien i går. Episodene var bare 30 min. 2d
Siri_reads Så tre episoder i går kveld. Blir tre i dag også tenker jeg. Så får det bli Love actually og The Holiday neste helg. De filmene må bare se før jul 🎄🤶 2d
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StayCurious I love the expression on her face haha. +31! 2d
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads Jeg skal se Love Actually i dag i konserthuset med orkester. Gleder meg skikkelig. Jeg må også se The Holiday + begge Hjemme Alene filmene for at det skal bli jul. 2d
Siri_reads @AnneCecilie åh det høres gøy ut! Misunnelig nå altså 😉 2d
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#BookReport

I read everything I hoped to read.
In Lunde‘s book I‘ve read the chapters according to the date we are in December
In Silver‘s book I‘ve read this week‘s section for #BOTMBuddyRead
I‘ve finished the tagged book.

#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

Cinfhen Nice 👍🏻 you‘re right on track 🚂 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 💙💙 3d
StayCurious Good job! +1 2d
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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December 7th - #Adventrecommends day 7

A book about the troubles in Ireland.

Libby1 It is BRILLIANT, but not an easy read. 3d
merelybookish The best book I read in 2018! And one of the best this decade! 3d
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Catching up on #Adventrecommends, this is my recommendation for day 6

This book shows all the injustice in the world and how certain groups of people (African Americans, the poor, mental disability and reading disability) are more likely to suffer from this injustice

TiredLibrarian This book is so powerful. Loved it. 3d
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I‘m so glad I finally read/ listened to this. Ever since I started watching the series, I wanted to read this book.

The commander sums it up when he says something like: Progress is never progress for everyone.

This story shows that. I enjoyed listening to Elisabeth Moss tell the story

#TBRRead #WinterGames

LapReader Same. I read the book about 20 years so am loving the audio. I have forgotten lots. 3d
StayCurious Oh Great! +16 2d
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Crazeedi Lol!😅 4d
Darklunarose Lol🤣 4d
StayCurious Ha that's a good one! +7 3d
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Tonight I was at Julebord (Christmas Table) organized by my work.
We don‘t have traditional Christmas food, but it‘s a nice time

#HolidayTradition #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Wow! I love seeing traditions I'm not familiar with! Thanks for sharing - +21 3d
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StayCurious 😄 +6! 5d
hes7 😂🤣 5d
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The Arrival | Shaun Tan
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December 5th - #Advenrecommends day 5

This is a story about a man who leaves his home and family to seek better opportunities somewhere else. The illustrations really shows how hard it is to settle down somewhere else where this are different. And the illustrations are gorgeous

Becker This is such a special book. Talk about “a picture paints a thousand words”!❤️ 3d
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Catching up on the Christmas calendar on TV and have now watched 3 episodes

#HolidayMovie #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

Lifeisasnap Where are they showing this? I want to check it out. Thanks for sharing! 5d
AnneCecilie @Lifeisasnap It‘s on NRK, the national broadcaster in Norway. I‘m actually not sure if it‘s available elsewhere. 5d
Lifeisasnap Yeah, i couldn‘t find it to access for me in the states. Looks interesting. 5d
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AnneCecilie @Lifeisasnap So far I‘m enjoying it. It mixes the real world with the world of Santa Claus. 5d
StayCurious This is the 3rd you've watched I think...I'm pretty sure I counted the others:) Let me know if I missed any - - +6 5d
AnneCecilie @StayCurious I saw 3 episodes tonight. I get points for each episode? 5d
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Readage Love it 😂 5d
StayCurious hahaha! +6 5d
overtheedge 😻😻 4d
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Spring | Ali Smith
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December 4th - #Adventrecommends day 4

This year, the third book in the seasonal quartet came out, Spring. This was just as good as the previous two. Spring is about present day Britain, the refugee crisis and asks “Who is it a crisis for?”

I‘m counting down for the fourth and last book.

charl08 Me too! 6d
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StayCurious Haha cute! +6 6d
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😂😂😂👍🏼 6d
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hes7 😂🤣 6d
StayCurious Love it haha! +6 6d
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #HolidayLaughs

Another reindeer themed meme

MidnightBookGirl Hahaha! 6d
hes7 😂🤣 6d
StayCurious Oh Boy! Hahaha! +6 6d
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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December 3rd #Adventrecommends day 3

In this novel we meet Connell and Marianne. In high school Connell is the cool guy and Marianne is the outsider, despite this they are friends. As they move on to university the roles change. Connell and Marianne feels so real, so you feel like hugging them and yelling at them and telling them that thing will be okey.

Suet624 So good. 6d
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I don‘t have any kids of my own, but I‘m an aunt and have plenty of pictures of them.
That didn‘t make much points at all #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious I love that no one has made a phone call recently lol +18! + 1 for participation = 19 (edited) 7d
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In Norway Christmas concerts are a big deal and the concerts move from town to town through December. I‘ve attended one for the last 10 -15 yrs and it‘s a great way to kick start the Christmas spirit. I attended one of these to night and have been listening to Christmas songs for 1,5hrs. It was great. #HolidayTradition #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Wow what a lovely tradition! +21! 7d
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December 2nd - #Adventrecommends day 2

This is an other highlight in my reading year. This book makes you feel sorry for Kya, and happy and cheerful and to root for her. This book brings out all the feelings

Scochrane26 I love this one, too. 1w
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wanderinglynn Aw! Too cute! ❤️ 1w
Cathythoughts Awwwww 🥰😍 1w
Velvetfur Aw so cute! That little face! 🐱💜 1w
StayCurious I'm in love! +6 points! 1w
hes7 Cute! 1w
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Snsystern | Maja Lunde
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One of the many gorgeous illustrations in this book done by Lisa Aisato

#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Beautiful! + 1 point! 1w
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Maybe this will turn out to be a #SappyHolidayRomance? I‘m just 100p in so too early to tell
#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

BittersweetBooks Love this cover! 💕 1w
Blaire Nice choice for that prompt. 1w
StayCurious Stacked! +2 points! 1w
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The #Lights on my living room table

#HollyJollyReading

Siri_reads Så koselig 💫😍 1w
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads takk. Fikk endelig satt fram telysene (trærne og snøballen) da advent startet 1w
OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 1w
StayCurious I'm giving you a point for this lovely picture! 1w
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Just watched episode 2 of this year‘s Christmas calendar #HolidayMovie #ReadNosedReindeer #WinterGames

StayCurious +6 points! 1w
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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December 1st - #Adventrecommends day 1

This was the first book I read this year, that blew my away. The characters felt so real, and it was quite a shock coming out of the reading bubble and having to realize that this band is fictional and I can‘t go online to listen to their music

I can‘t decide on which of these covers I prefer. I think both captures different parts of the story

I‘m so glad you‘re doing this again this year @emilyrose_x

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In this mystery Poirot receives a letter from P. T. Renauld asking for his help. Before Poirot and Hastings arrive at Merlinville, France, Renauld is found dead. So Poirot together with the French police starts to investigate and try to find out who wanted him dead. The twists and turns surprised me and I didn‘t see that ending.

#AgathaChristieClubR2

ferskner Gah I need to get the questions up! I'm so behind. 6d
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#ThisOrThat #ReadNosedReindeer #WinterGames

Salted Caramel
Neither
Apple Cider
Hot Chocolate
Neither
Both
Neither
Cold Weather
Both
Eating cookies
Both

BarbaraBB You‘re definitely not American! I recognize your answers! 1w
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB that‘s right, but I find it interesting that you could tell that from my answers. Anything particular that gave me away? 1w
BarbaraBB The ‘Neither‘ answers I guess! 1w
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB Yeah, I guess they were the most American ones. 1w
StayCurious Yay! 5 + 1 = 6 points! 1w
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Just watched the first episode of the Christmas calendar on TV.

I have watched the calendar on TV for as long as I can remember #HolidayTradition don‘t know if this count as #HolidayMovie #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious We‘re counting holiday episodes too! So 5 points for the episode, 20 points for shared tradition and 1 point for participation! 26 points! 1w
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#AdventCalender #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames

I‘ve gone all in this year. These are not even all the calendars I have this year. I have one more on the way to have at home and I also have a calendar at work

I bought the HP LEGO calendar in August on a trip to Delft with work. I watched Littens opening their HP calendar last year and I didn‘t see anyone in the stores where I live. So the Christmas spirit came early this year

StayCurious So great! 1 point for picture and 1 for participation! 1w
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

1. 102 books
2. 52 books
3. The Christmasaurus
4. Christmas and it‘s traditions

StayCurious The Christmasaurus sounds amazing lol. Yay! 25 points + 1 for participation = 26 points! You Rock! 1w
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Snsystern | Maja Lunde
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#WeeklyForcast

Snøsøsteren is a book calendar and in the upcoming week I‘m going to read a chapter a day
One Day in December is this month‘s #BOTMBuddyRead, and I hope to read enough today to participate in today‘s discussion and next week read to p199.
I also hope to read Advent, an Icelandic classic.

I will also continue my listen of The Handmaid‘s Tale.

#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

Cinfhen Looks like something is missing 😉weird not to see 1w
StayCurious Great weekly forecast! + 1 for participation 😃 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!! ❄️💙 1w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I know, but all good things must come to an end 😉 1w
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Snsystern | Maja Lunde
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OriginalCyn620 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
batsy Pretty colours in that stack! 1w
StayCurious +1 for participation! 1w
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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This is last week‘s picture, but here‘s my #BookReport
If finished Ducks and it was worth all the pages and all the time. This book is an experience and so worth the read.
I‘ve also finished the books by Adichie, Beard, Breen and the one about Marie Curie
I‘m still reading Christie, but I‘ve only 50p left so I hope to finish soon.
And I‘m still listening to The Handmaid‘s Tale. Somehow I always forget my audio.

Cinfhen Whoa!!!!! You managed SO MUCH this week🙌🏻and BIG congrats on completing Ducks❣️❣️❣️I‘m tempted to pick it back up..but not quite yet 😜 1w
Kalalalatja So impressive! 👏👏👏 1w
Daisey Looks like a great week. Congrats on finishing Ducks! 🦆 1w
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Centique You have me sold on Ducks! 😍 1w
AnneCecilie Thank you @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Daisy Thank you. I‘m so glad I took the time to read it. 1w
AnneCecilie @Centique That makes me so happy 😀 this book deserves all the readers it can great. It‘s a great read and experience 1w
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Women in Battle | Marta Breen, Jenny Jordahl
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This book focuses on the 3 main battles for women: the right to education, the right to vote and the right to decide over our own body

During these battles Breen focuses on women that where important fighting for these rights ex. Millicent Fawcett, Emmeline Pankhurst, Ad Tahirih and Margaret Sanger

At the end there also a chapter LHBT rights and a chapter on Malala showing that the battles aren‘t won everywhere.

#NFNov

charl08 Reminds me a bit of 1w
Clwojick 6 pt. 1w
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Women in Battle | Marta Breen, Jenny Jordahl
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An illustration from the book that shows when different countries gave women the right to vote without conditions.

Well done New Zealand, first in the world
As a Norwegian, I‘m quite happy about Norway being no 4. 8 yrs after being an independent country

#NFNov

Amiable I‘m rather shocked by Switzerland! 1w
charl08 Great image. France always surprises me. 1w
Sisasuku @Amiable A friend from there told me that it was a public vote, so the male Swiss population had to be convinced that women should be allowed to vote. 1w
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Scochrane26 Looks like a cool book 1w
tournevis @Amiable @Sisasuku It's even worse than it looks, because 1971 was at the Federal level. The last restrictions at the Canton level were lifted in the 1980s. 1w
Clwojick 1 pt 1w
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This was a nice introduction into Marie Curie and I can imagine that for kids it‘s even better. I loved the illustrations and the text was short and to the point. I borrowed this from the library because I hardly knew anything about her.

#NFNov

AnneCecilie I learned a lot from this book, but I really want to highlight that during WW1 she invented the use of x-rays to help the hurt soldiers. After the war she helped girls to study at her institute. #TIL 2w
Clwojick 9 pt 1w
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Thank you Renee for the Christmas card. It came with the mail today

@StayCurious

#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Oh great! Glad it arrived on time to welcome you to the #WinterGames! 2w
Clwojick Lovely! 😀😀 2w
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