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Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk

Joined December 2016

LibraryThing member Jillian_Kay

Nose stuck in a book. Visit me at www.allthebooksihaventread.com
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Here‘s my March list for #BookspinBINGO
If Nuns Ruled The World
The County Line
The Bros
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
In The Upper Country
The Survivors
Cat Me If You Can
Fancy Bear Goes Phishing
The Stone Sky
The Oceanography of the Moon
The Birthday of Eternity
The Physicists‘s Daughter
Give and Take
This Is All I‘ve Got
Treating People Well
The Suspect
Prisoners of Geography
Six Feet Deep Dish
Fen Bog Swamp
Cookbook Politics

AnnCrystal 🤩 cute garden windmill 💝. 9h
dabbe My favorite flower! 🌼🌼🌼 8h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 6h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5h
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These are my go-to re-reads when I can‘t concentrate on anything else. Considering a complete re-read of the series now that I know another one is coming this fall.

Suzze I have an advance copy of the new one. I am about 1/4 into it, and love it, as always! 8h
Bookwormjillk @Suzze good to hear! 8h
Aimeesue Three Pines is such a great escape, even if it is a bit murder-y. 3h
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

These are all related to good memories and a sense of calm for me:
1) baking bread
2) lilacs
3) summer rain

Eggs Lilacs are popular today! Thanks for playing 🥰 9h
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Just went down a Brothers Karamazov/Great Gatsby rabbit hole!

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Koala: A Life in Trees | Danielle Clode
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You know what time it is! #HyggeHour

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 3d
AllDebooks Lovely x 3d
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I really like Anna McNuff‘s audiobooks, but this book about her long run in New Zealand could have been set anywhere. So, good book but a bad choice for #FoodAndLit and #ReadingOceania24 Sorry #NewZealand I half a$$ed reading about your lovely country. I‘ll try to make it up to you later in the year.

Catsandbooks Still counts! 👏🏼🇳🇿 3d
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Looking forward to this #FabulousFebruary Readathon. This month flew and I still have quite a bit I want to get through. I‘m hoping I can finish the books pictured above as well as keep up with #TheBros chapter a day read along.

BookNAround I just bought Koala the other day. I hope you‘re enjoying it. 5d
Bookwormjillk @BookNAround I am absolutely loving it. I even bought eucalyptus scented essential oils. 5d
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I enjoyed this one- it was a lot more action packed than the first in the series. I also liked the changing relationships between the siblings and loved the horse. I‘ll read the 3rd but I‘m going to wait until November at least because these are definitely cold weather books.

zezeki I also finished this one recently and loved it, but I'll probably read the next one within a month, because I cannot wait to see how it ends! 5d
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Rouge | Mona Awad
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I think this author just isn‘t for me because I‘ve bailed on both books I‘ve tried. Oh well. #LitsyTOB24

Ruthiella I like Awad but I‘m always a little relieved to find an author I don‘t jive with because that‘s now a bunch of books I don‘t want/have to read. 1w
Hooked_on_books I‘m with you. Not an Awad fan. 7d
Megabooks Boo! I'm sorry! 4d
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Koala: A Life in Trees | Danielle Clode
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The #MidWinterSolace event got me into the habit of reading some non-fiction and drinking mint tea each night after my walk. Right now I‘m reading this book about koalas and loving it. Who knew the types of eucalyptus could be so interesting. 🐨

Bookwomble I'm sat here thinking I want something, and then I read your mention of mint tea and realise it's that! Kettle's on 🍵😌 6d
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Hey #LMPBC group. I‘m happy to be reading with you. Do any of these look good? I‘ll tag them below so you can read the blurbs.

(Yes I do have an issue with buying books when B&N has a sale and not reading them)

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TheBookHippie The Physicists Daughter is speaking to me but I‘d read any! 1w
Caroline2 Ohhh I‘ve not read any but they all sound good. I‘ve just added physicists and the woman to by tbr 😂 1w
bookandbedandtea I haven't read any of those and would be happy with any of them 😊 1w
ElizaMarie Haven't read any of them. So… I'm along for whatever ride you want to take us on :) 1w
bookandbedandtea Sounds good to me! 4d
TheBookHippie Sounds good to me! 4d
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Let Us Descend | Jesmyn Ward
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I don‘t know how to rate or review this book. The point of it didn‘t seem to be to write a book anyone would like. It‘s a tough subject, and magical realism isn‘t my thing. I am glad I read it though. #LitsyTOB24

Megabooks Yes, very tough subject, but it didn‘t stick with me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
squirrelbrain Great review - you said exactly what I wanted to say but couldn‘t figure how to! 1w
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I was away last night so I‘m having my hygge hour now. Reading the tagged while it‘s still cold outside. ❄️❄️❄️

TheBookHippie Wonderful!!! 1w
Chrissyreadit 🤍❄️🤍 1w
AllDebooks Lovely x 1w
kspenmoll Enjoy! 1w
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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The first 30 pages of this took me two days to read because it was so slow, and then I finished the last 400 or so in 24 hours. I‘m glad I didn‘t give up! The story of 4 orphans trying to make their way to St Louis by canoe was a good one.

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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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7 minute chapter woooo!

Early mornings with #TheBros

Happy Friday #HashtagBrigade

Librarybelle I think I‘m somehow a day or two ahead of everyone else, but I‘m definitely not stopping! I‘m afraid if I pause, I‘ll just stop altogether! 😂 2w
BarkingMadRead I adore short chapters 🤣🤣 2w
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Bookwormjillk @Librarybelle YES if I skip one day I will skip all the days! 2w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2w
CatLass007 I can‘t tell where your sweet kitty ends and the blanket begins. 2w
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Going to try this honey from #NewZealand in my tea. According to the blurb on Amazon it is a superfood. #FoodAndLit

Catsandbooks 🐝🍯🇳🇿 2w
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This book was as depressing as it was interesting. Notably it was written before the pandemic so today‘s reader is left feeling like there‘s a lot missing from the discussion. However the points made still feel spot on as someone who works for a firm where thought leadership used to be a big part of our business.

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Biography of X: A Novel | Catherine Lacey
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This fictional book about a widow looking into her wife‘s past reads like a true crime podcast. The middle dragged though and that kept it from becoming a love instead of a like. #LitsyTOB24

Megabooks Glad you enjoyed it! 2w
Ruthiella I also enjoyed the mystery aspect of it. 👍 2w
BarbaraBB You‘re right: it felt like a podcast! 2w
squirrelbrain Great review! 2w
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Held out for as long as I could with this hygge bowl viewing, but I‘m going to bed now. See you next week #HyggeHugs

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2w
Leftcoastzen Awww! 2w
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AllDebooks Cute kitty 🐾 2w
Chrissyreadit 😻🩵😻 2w
AnnCrystal 💕😻💝. 2w
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A Plus One for Murder | Laura Bradford
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I enjoyed this cozy set in small town Tennessee. I thought the characters were likable, the dog was a nice addition without being distracting, and the mystery wasn‘t too out there. It did seem like the author was setting up a love triangle for future books which isn‘t my favorite, but the friendship and partnership between the women amateur sleuths took center stage.

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Biography of X: A Novel | Catherine Lacey
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A sure sign of spring coming from my audiowalk earlier today.

(This book started strong but now it‘s slowing down.)

Tamra What?! Where are you? Here in MN we have had reports of ticks already - which is insane! (edited) 3w
Bookwormjillk @Tamra Northern Virginia. I can‘t believe you have ticks already! We might get snow next week but not much kills the dandelions once they decide to grow… 3w
AnnCrystal 💕🌱💝. 3w
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Tamra @Bookwormjillk still, seems so early! Normally I rejoice at the first dandelions. 😆 3w
maich I have snowdrops on my garden. Spring is already here🙂🌷🍀 3w
Bookwormjillk @Tamra yes, too early. I‘m not ready to say goodbye to winter yet. 3w
UwannaPublishme I need Spring now! Too much rain here. 🌼🌼🌼 2w
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#TLT #ThreeListThursday @dabbe

1) Armand Gamache
2) Inspector O
3) VI Warshawski

This week‘s lists are adding to my TBR.

thebacklistbook Jane Rizzoli, Sherlock Holmes, and Temperance Brennan (technically not a detective but works with one) 3w
dabbe Just read a #1 book--love Gamache! And Sherlock, of course! 🤩 All the others are now on the TBR! Thanks for playing! ❤️💜🩷 3w
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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5feet.of.fury 🤣🤣🤣 3w
BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 3w
Ruthiella Aloysha speaks for us all! 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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1) Today Kool & The Gang came on in the grocery store and it was almost dance even though everyone is watching time. Also As Cool As I Am by Dar Williams is one I sing and dance to when I‘m working in the kitchen.
2) Vermont in the summer, Cape Cod in the fall, Asheville in the winter, and I‘d stay home in Virginia in the spring
3) Long walks and reading

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs It all sounds lovely to me😊 3w
Leftcoastzen Dar!🥰 3w
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Long time travel writer Sara Wheeler looks back on her career. I thought this memoir was up and down, but I really liked the parts that took place in 2020 on. Her travels, of course, give her an interesting perspective.

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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
1)I love getting cards
2) A Man Called Ove

CogsOfEncouragement That is a great book of platonic love. (edited) 3w
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Just can‘t do this for another ten hours 😴😴😴

Silverneurotic I bailed on it too. 3w
dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
RebelReader I‘ve tried to read this one 3 times and have bailed every time. Just picked up Arcadia and Matrix at the library to give this #authoramonth another try. 3w
Bookwormjillk @Silverneurotic @dabbe @RebelReader I‘m glad I‘m not alone. I hate bailing on an #AuthorAMonth read, but when I saw I still had 10 hours left… 3w
dabbe @Bookwormjillk I bailed last year on Ursula Le Guin; I tried 3 different books and just couldn't with any of them. Some authors and/or books just don't float our boats, so it's time to move on! 🤩😍😃 3w
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A big stack of books for tonight‘s #HyggeHour

I ended up starting this month‘s #Naturalitsy #BuddyRead The Brother Gardners. It‘s fascinating so far. #Litsolace

TheBookHippie I see Julia 💕👩🏻‍🍳💕 3w
Chrissyreadit 🩵🩵🩵🩵 3w
cariashley That mug! 😍 3w
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Bookpearl Can we all pause and admire that mug!! 3w
AllDebooks Fabulous x 3w
AnnCrystal 💝 the coffee ☕ mug 👏🤩👍. (edited) 3w
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On Fragile Waves | E. Lily Yu
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Wow, this book was a punch in the gut. I can‘t believe more people aren‘t talking about this book about refugees in #Australia and #Nauru

#ReadingOceania2024 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle I really need to read this one 3w
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Ooops! Just found a bunch of #LitsyLove post cards I wrote a few weeks ago and forgot to send! Will mail today!

monkeygirlsmama That's how I do things! 😂 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I do that sometimes 😂 4w
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Classified as Murder | Miranda James
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This series has grown on me. The main character annoys me, but I like the town and the police chief. I have a couple more out from the library that I‘ll probably get to soon.

AnnR Cute cover! I always seem to get sucked in by that. 4w
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The sun is out!

Suet624 I wish I could catch a glimpse of that sun. My section of Vermont has been gray forever. 4w
Bookwormjillk @Suet624 I hope it‘s coming your way! 4w
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I‘m so glad #Litsolace will be going on all year. #Naturalitsy here are some pictures of signs of spring from my recent walks. I‘m not ready to be done with winter yet, but I must admit it‘s nice to see flowers again!

TheBookHippie How lovely!!! 4w
kspenmoll So much spring! So nice to see as we are a month or two away from our CT spring. 4w
AnnCrystal 💕😍💝. 4w
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Let‘s see
1) I hate the wind and will often refuse to go anywhere if it‘s windy.
2) I prefer bus or train over driving.
3) I try to solve all problems with a cup of tea.

#ThreeListThursday
#TLT
@dabbe

dabbe #1: I don't necessarily hate the wind, but I HATE when it blows my hair everywhere!
#2: Interesting. I love driving my Miata stick-shift ... it gives me time to think.
#3: Kudos to you! 💜 I just drink my coffee and try to hide from the world's problems. That's the cynic in me. 😃
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TheBookHippie #2 AMEN I loathe driving. 4w
AnnCrystal Oh, I love the Wind 💕🍃💝. I'm wacky though 😉. 4w
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Of the 25 books I read in January here are the top 12. Good month!

charl08 Nice! 1mo
Suet624 That‘s a lot of reading! 1mo
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That‘s a wrap for January! Looking forward to February. #BookspinBINGO

willaful Nice! I like your colorful style, and it gets both sets of info across. *yoink* 😁 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! 1mo
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His Only Wife | Peace Adzo Medie
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This book was good, but also sad. I felt for all of the women (except maybe Aunty.) I loved the peek into life in #Ghana

#FoodAndLit

Texreader Sounds excellent!! 1mo
Catsandbooks Fantastic! 🇬🇭 1mo
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This #chunkstermini took me all month to read, but it was worth it. Fatland visited such interesting places, and her description of Everest base camp is one of the best I‘ve ever read. I just wish she had tied her journey together or made some conclusions at the end because after a while it kind of seemed like Himalayan resident speed dating. Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi Sounds like an interesting book! 1mo
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1) Get organized for February
2) Almost finished with High by Erika Fatland
3) Thoughtful and fun (I hope?)

Thanks for the tag @Texreader
#MotivationalMonday @Cupcake12

Cupcake12 Thanks for joining in. Have a great week x 1mo
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Trying for a #Hygge 90 minutes tonight. I really want to finish this book! #MidWinterSolace

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#Hygge hugs this week- cold weather, warm weather, cuddles with cats, and getting way too invested in youth sports this week. I loved it all. Thanks for hosting this wonderful event @AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88 @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie Pretty sky!!! 1mo
AnnCrystal 💕😻😻💝. (edited) 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 1mo
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This book about life on a small island in the pacific amused me and repelled me in equal parts. I‘m going to read more of his books but not right now.

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House of Ash and Bone | Joel A. Sutherland
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This was a perfect book to read on a dark and stormy night. When Josephine and her family inherit a beautiful house in the woods of Vermont no one realizes it‘s too good to be true except Josephine. Can she save them before it‘s too late? Although I am no where near a young adult I enjoyed this and would recommend it to 7th-9th graders who love a scary story. (I received this book as part of LibraryThing‘s Early Reviewers Program.)

ShelleyBooksie Stacked- my kiddos in grade 7 and will love this! 1mo
Bookwormjillk @ShelleyBooksie there is some swearing but if your kid is like mine they‘ve heard worse in middle school bathrooms 1mo
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A short but impactful graphic novel about the women who worked in factories painting numbers on timepieces with radium laced paint.

kspenmoll Love this cover! Good to know it is in graphic novel form. 1mo
ElizaMarie Oooo I loved this book. I need to check out the Graphic Novel version of it :)
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Bookwormjillk @kspenmoll the cover glows in the dark! 1mo
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My February #BookspinBingo list:
1 #HashtagBrigade
2 #NaturalLitsy
3 Fates And The Furies
4 Whale Rider
5 On Fragile Waves
6 Love And Death in Kathmandu
7 Random library book
8 #SheRead
9 Koala
10 #LMPBC
11 In The Weeds
12 In Extremis
13 A Plus One For Murder
14 Mary Poppins
15 The Longest Line on the Map
16 Lead Through Anything
17 This Tender Land
18 Random ARC
19 The County Line
20 Glowing still
21-25 #LitsyTOB24 #BacklistReadathon

Lesliereadsalot Fates and the Furies is amazing! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Henry Huggins | Beverly Cleary
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Despite being a huge fan of Ramona Quimby as a kid, and reading all of the Ramona Quimby books to my own kids, today was the first time I read a Henry Huggins book. I loved it! I listened to the audiobook narrated by Neil Patrick Harris and was delighted that it had an intro read by Cleary herself. I‘m planning to read through this whole series as part of the #BacklistReadathon

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I remember loving the Henry books because of his dog, but don't remember much else about them! 1mo
Ruthiella I loved these too. I read them because they were available in our elementary school library and probably for no other reason. 😆 My much younger brother loved the Mouse and the Motorcycle books, which I never read. 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Reading and remembering @sharread tonight #sharreadathon

TheBookHippie ♥️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Zoe's Ghana Kitchen | Zoe Adjonyoh
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I loved reading through this book and ended up making two recipes: mango & pineapple salad and veggie jollof rice. I‘m a big fan! (Full disclosure I‘m somehow out of paprika so the spice mixture probably isn‘t right.) I made enough for lunch the rest of the week so it‘s a relief that it‘s tasty! #FoodAndLit #Ghana

Texreader The rice looks delicious!! 1mo
Catsandbooks That's awesome! 🇬🇭 1mo
TheBookHippie I loved this cookbook! I was sad to return it to the library! 1mo
Jari-chan This looks so yummy 😋 1mo
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I liked this on audio, but think the slow pace would have driven me nuts if I read it in print. I really enjoy books about the evolution of friendships so this one was right up my alley, although in comparison to other #LitsyTOB24 books I thought Idlewild did it better. Good not great.

Minor complaint: both main characters had the same name 🤯

BarbaraBB I agree on Idlewild! 1mo
squirrelbrain I agree on Idlewild too. I also thought the name thing was odd but I suppose it happens in real life, but can see why it‘s not used more often in books - rather confusing! 1mo
CatLass007 I haven‘t gotten to Idlewild yet but I just started Vintage Contemporaries. I‘m trying to decide whether to continue to listen to it or to bail. 1mo
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CatLass007 Just an aside but my name is Jane and when I started going to a weekly Fiber Arts Group, there were two other Janes and a Janie. If we ever had a dozen people attend, I‘d be surprised. 1mo
Bookwormjillk @CatLass007 if you ever write a book about it please change the names! 1mo
CatLass007 Absolutely! 1mo
Megabooks I thought I liked this more, but looking back a few weeks later I agree with you, @BarbaraBB and @squirrelbrain ! 👍🏻 (edited) 1mo
Hooked_on_books I loved this one, but yeah, Idlewild is even better. I‘m so glad I read both of them. 1mo
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Feeling refreshed and ready to take on the week after #HyggeHour

I‘m still working on the tagged chunkster at night, and I‘m determined to finish this month. Sunday nights have helped a lot with that goal.

Tomorrow is my early day at work so it‘s off to bed. Check out my new to me moon lamps I turn on at bedtime. Three of them came my way from various directions around Christmas, and I just love them.

TheBookHippie Oh I love them!!! 1mo
AllDebooks They're beautiful 😍 1mo
bthegood beautiful 💡 1mo
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AnnCrystal Those are epic! 💡💝🌝. What great gifts! 1mo
Bookwormjillk @AnnCrystal I didn‘t ask for any and I ended up with three! 1mo
AnnCrystal @Bookwormjillk that's wonderful 😊👍. Magical! 1mo
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