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Daisey

Daisey

Joined April 2016

Junior high teacher📓Sourdough baker 📚Reader of #FellowshipofTolkien, #1001books, YA, MG, and more 📖https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2408113-daisey
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All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
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Red Rising by Pierce Brown
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Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
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I completely forgot to post yesterday, but here are this week‘s joys!

💛 The creek is beautiful and the trees green after a rain.
💛 Luthien & my sister‘s dog Gracie get along well and love to play together.
💛 I made trail mix for easy snacking during long, busy farm days.
💛 I had some free time yesterday and picked up loaded teas for my nephew, niece, and myself.
💛 I love the peaceful morning view of the cows in the pasture.

#5JoysFriday

kspenmoll Such lovely joys- 💕 3d
Lesliereadsalot I could go for a loaded tea! 3d
Ruthiella That‘s the cutest picture of Grace and Luthien! ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 3d
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dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 3d
Daisey @Lesliereadsalot They‘re a guilty pleasure for me. One drink should not cost that much, but I love them. 🥤 2d
Daisey @Ruthiella @dabbe They make me smile every day. They have collars to keep them in the yard and sit there together watching and waiting as I walk up the driveway. 2d
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Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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I‘m giving this one a pick, but it‘s not an enthusiastic one. I really enjoyed the food aspects and the narrator‘s growth over the course of the story, but I wasn‘t really satisfied with the murder mystery aspect. I‘ll be curious to see the Camp Litsy discussion.

📷: I listened to quite a bit of this one around the farm and at home, including checking cows a couple days.

#audiobook #CampLitsy24 #BooksOnTheFarm

squirrelbrain I agree with your review - looking forward to the discussion. 3d
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The Charlie Thorne series is fantastic. Charlie is a genius who works with members of the CIA. These are the first two books, the first includes information related to Albert Einstein and the second to Charles Darwin. The third relates to Cleopatra, and I haven‘t read the newest book yet.

#MiddleGrade #MiddleGradeMonday

Karisimo I‘ve read other Stuart Gibbs books but not these (yet)! Thanks for sharing! 1w
Daisey @Karisimo I actually have a book or two of the Spy School series (which I guess also fit this prompt) in my class library, but I‘ve never read them. As much as I like Charlie Thorne, I really should try them. 1w
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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Monday morning book & breakfast! My nephew has decided this series is his new favorite, so he said I had to start reading it. This first book has a bit of a slow start, but it‘s getting more interesting now.

#BookAndBreakfast #YA

TheBookHippie I love your bookmark! 1w
Daisey @TheBookHippie These were a random back to school project one year. I collected all the tiny scraps from trimming around new poster pages, glued them on black, laminated the whole sheet, and then sliced it into bookmarks. 1w
raeglenn Cute 💛 1w
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💛 My greatest joy this week is putting in a full week of work on the family farm, and thanks to the weather I was able to ease into it a bit.
💛 I spent a lot of time working with my dad.
💛 Just look at those views of green with beautiful blue sky!
💛 I had some time with just my sister, which we don‘t get a lot of these days.
💛 As always, pets, both my own and my family‘s.

#5JoysFriday

DebinHawaii A lovely list of joys & pretty pics! 💛💛💛Family time is so special! Thanks for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 1w
kspenmoll Family time is the best! 4d
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Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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I‘ve been back to work on the family farm all week, mostly doing maintenance with my dad, and haven‘t listened to an audiobook since last Saturday. Today I did a bit of work around the sheds by myself and listened to “The Adventure of the Yellow Face.” I didn‘t remember this one at all, and appreciated the explanation of a story Sherlock didn‘t solve.

#BooksOnTheFarm #audiobook
#NoPlaceLikeHolmes #Sherlocked

Texreader The farm is so beautiful 2w
Daisey @Texreader It really is right now! We‘ve been getting a good amount of rain so everything is so green and the corn is growing so quickly. 2w
BarbaraBB That looks so romantic but it will be hard work! 2w
Daisey @BarbaraBB Lol! Yeah, romantic is never the word I would use. I love a lot of it, but it is hard, dirty work. I commented the other day to a friend that farm work absolutely makes me appreciate how although teaching is stressful, it doesn‘t leave me covered in dirt & grease with bruises on an almost daily basis. 1w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1w
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Nada | Carmen Laforet
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An interesting word from a recent read.

#WeirdWords #WeirdWordWednesday

CBee Great word 👍🏻 2w
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I‘ve really been enjoying trying more recipes from this cookbook since I got a print copy. Yesterday, I made brioche rolls modified by adding some instant yeast to speed up the process, but I‘ll be making them again as pure sourdough. Then, we used them as sandwich rolls for the smoked BBQ beef made by my brother-in-law & nephew for supper. Absolutely delicious!

#MtCookbook #cookbook #sourdough

Tamra So gorgeous! 😍 👏🏾 You have reminded me to get out my starter. 2w
Daisey @Tamra I‘ve never tried a brioche recipe before, but these turned out beautifully. Hope all is going well with your starter! 2w
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Tamra @Daisey I‘ve neglected it after my first couple of loaf attempts, but I‘m going to feed it and make more. 😉 I might cheat and add some yeast to get a bigger rise. 2w
Roary47 Yum! 2w
mabell Wow those look so good! 2w
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Nada | Carmen Laforet
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Andrea comes to Barcelona to live with family while attending university. Once there, she learns things are not good in her family home and she makes few friends attending class. Yet, she perseveres through a difficult year to finally find her way. The mood of much of this book is dark, but the detail in creating that mood and the hope in the end made it a light pick.

#1001books #translated #Spain #FoodAndLit #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld

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Nada | Carmen Laforet
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Hammock reading with the pets is one of my favorite things.

#DogsOfLitsy #CatsOfLitsy #HammockReading

Tamra You are lucky they‘ll stay in there with you! 2w
Lesliereadsalot Cool hammock! 2w
dabbe Now that = #heaven 🖤🐾🐾🖤 2w
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JenReadsAlot That's awesome! 2w
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Scochrane26 So cute! ❤️ 2w
KadaGul Absolutely Heaven 😇 Like😍. 🐈🐕🐾🐾 2w
Texreader Great photo!! ❤️💜❤️💜 2w
Daisey @Tamra It definitely depends on the day, and it‘s unusual for both of them settle in at the same time. The beagle had been out running, so she was calm enough to make it work. 2w
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I didn‘t particularly like the characters in this short book, but it was a fairly light listen that did give me a few laughs.

#1001books #audiobook

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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May was a great listening month, and I finished a few print books as well. I‘m happy with the variety of books, and I got multiple bingos! Both The Drover‘s Wife & The Last Ballad were great stories, and I loved Counting by 7s. Of the 16 completed, 4 were #1001books.

#BookSpin 18 The Drover‘s Wife by Leah Purcell
#DoubleSpin 4 Oroonoko by Aphra Behn

#BookSpinBingo #ReadingStats #MonthlyStats #DaiseysReadimgSummary

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 2w
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I realized as I was falling asleep last night that I‘d forgotten to share my joys for the week.

💛 My pets travel well together.
💛 I came home to the family farm and helped put up hay, which officially makes it feel like summer.
💛 I spent my first two full days outside doing farm work and managed not to end up sunburnt.
💛 I spent time with my niece and nephew.
💛 These beautiful flowers are in my dad‘s yard.

#5JoysFriday

dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 2w
DebinHawaii Lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 Great to spend time helping & being with family! 🚜 Thanks for joining in & spreading joy! 🤗 2w
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Coal Miner's Daughter | Loretta Lynn
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Overall, I enjoyed this, but it is very much Loretta‘s story from her point of view written at the height of her career and also a specific time in history. I especially enjoyed learning about her young life and how she got started performing. I did find it interesting to read in some reviews/articles that it seems she was a couple years older than she claims when she got married.

#audiobook #memoir #nonfiction

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I chose two books set mostly in the Pacific theater of WWII. It‘s been a long time since I read Code Talker, but I remember it being a fantastic book about the Navajo code talkers that served in the U.S. military. Grenade is told from the alternating perspectives of a Japanese teenager and a young U.S. Marine during the Battle of Okinawa.

#MiddleGrade #WWII #MiddleGradeMonday

Karisimo I‘ve heard of both of these but not read them yet! We watched Hacksaw Ridge tonight which took place in Japan. Thanks for sharing!! 3w
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For a short time I had a subscription for books with author annotated post-its. This one came up on my #Roll100 list this month, so I checked out a library audio and read the notes alongside. It‘s a historical fiction based on a little known labor strike in North Carolina in 1929. I didn‘t love the switching perspectives, but it was a well told story of the struggle of southern textile mill workers.

#audiobook #NorthCarolina

Tamra I love the idea of author annotations! 3w
Daisey @Tamra The subscription was really cool, but I‘m just much more of a planner & library reader than new book reader. 3w
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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I‘m not sure I‘ve read this since I first received a print copy as a kid. I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed listening to it now, but it‘s not a favorite. The beginning is great as Rebecca arrives at the home of her aunts and we read the details of that new life, but as the story goes on it moves very quickly and without so much descriptive detail.

#ChildrensClassicRead2024 #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead #LMMAdjacent
#reread #audiobook

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The Drover's Wife | Leah Purcell
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There were a few aspects of the way this was written, terminology used by the characters that seemed odd for the time and the switching between perspectives, that sometimes distracted me from the experience of the story. However, the story itself of a woman raising her children on her own in the Australian bush and meeting an aboriginal man on the run was powerful. I was completely caught up in their stories and how those stories came together.

Daisey *I accessed this audiobook through the #Librofm Educator ALC program.

#audiobook #ReadingOceania2024 #Australia #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld
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Tamra I‘m anxious to read this! Have you seen the film? I haven‘t yet. 3w
Daisey @Tamra I haven‘t. I just happened to download it from Libro.fm and then realized it would be a great choice for an Australia book. I‘d like to say I‘ll look up the movie now, but I rarely actually get to a movie after reading the book. 3w
Tamra @Daisey I‘m always looking for a good film or show to watch for the treadmill. 😂 3w
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The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
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I really enjoyed the history and mystery aspects of this story, but there was too much theological discussion to keep my full attention.

#1001books #audiobook
#Reading1001 Monthly Key Word Challenge

Sace I read this book many years ago and felt the same. I wonder if I would have enjoyed the audiobook more. 3w
Deifio I hear Umberto Eco is really hard to read. I only ever watched the movie tbh 😅 3w
Daisey @Sace @Deifio It definitely wasn‘t an easy read. I enjoyed the audio, but it also allowed me to skim through some parts where I probably would have set a print book down for a while. 3w
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💛 Lots of time home with Luthien, the cats, and the hammock since school‘s out for summer
💛 Strawberries! It‘s strawberry season, and I‘ve enjoyed them fresh, in cake, shakes, pie, etc. 🍓
💛 There are strawberries frozen for the rest of the year.
💛 A quiet evening at home with a fire in the backyard and a lovely sunset
💛 Supper with friends tonight that included fried fish, French fries, fresh broccoli, and more strawberries

#5JoysFriday

TheBookHippie Yummmm 4w
DebinHawaii A lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 What could be more joyful than fresh strawberries?!?! 🍓(That cake looks amazing!) Thanks for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 4w
mabell That all sounds and looks fabulous! 4w
Lesliereadsalot Frosting and whipped cream and strawberries oh my! 4w
Daisey @TheBookHippie @DebinHawaii @mabell @Lesliereadsalot It was a deliciously joyous week! The cake was a new recipe and fantastic, with strawberries in the cake and the cream cheese frosting. 3w
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Nada | Carmen Laforet
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I made a breakfast quesadilla this morning to have alongside a few pages of my new book. This is my pick for Spain this month.

#Spain #FoodAndLit #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #1001books #BookAndBreakfast

Tamra Perfect! 4w
Daisey @Tamra It was a great way to start the day. 4w
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm | Kate Douglas Wiggin
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“Miranda Sawyer had a heart, of course, but she had never used it for any other purpose than the pumping and circulating of blood.”

It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read this one, so I‘m fitting in a reread on audio. This quote made me smile as I started listening. It‘s so much better than saying something like a heart of stone.

#LMMAdjacent #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead #ChildrensClassicRead2024
#reread #audiobook #quote

julieclair Yes! This quote stood out for me, too. 💙 4w
TheBookHippie I loved it too!!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 4w
BarbaraJean Ha! Yes—such a great description! 4w
tpixie This was a wonderful quote!!! 3w
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Counting by 7s | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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This was a wonderful book about found family, alongside adoption and grief. Willow is a unique and gifted twelve year old girl, and I loved her story.

#MiddleGrade #StudentRecommendation

TheBookHippie I love this book. It‘s part of the Montessori curriculum here in our public school. (edited) 4w
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Counting by 7s | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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My 7th graders read this with another teacher and told me it was a great book, so I borrowed it from her to read now that school‘s out. I‘m thoroughly enjoying it, even with the heartbreaking moments.

#MiddleGrade #StudentRecommendation #ReadAndEat

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The Canyon's Edge | Dusti Bowling
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I‘ve read many middle grade books written in verse, and if I were in my classroom today, I might have shared a stack. However, from home, the first one that came to mind that I hadn‘t already seen shared was this one about a girl dealing with a few truly difficult experiences.

My review includes a few examples of the poetic form used in the story. https://litsy.com/p/eG1FQmRpYzdn

#MiddleGrade #MiddleGradeMonday #NovelInVerse

Karisimo Awesome! Another one to add to my stack 😁 thanks for sharing! 1mo
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The Golden Bull | Marjorie Cowley
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It‘s unusual to read a historical fiction set in ancient Mesopotamia, and I appreciated experiencing that culture. Jomar & Zefa are a brother & sister sent to the city of Ur to find a new life when their family is facing starvation on their farm. Jomar is apprenticed to a goldsmith, and Zefa tries to find her way as a musician.

*I received this #MiddleGrade #audiobook through the #Librofm Educator #ALC program.
Audio duration: 3 hours 34 minutes

Daisey 📷: From this evening‘s #audiowalk as I listened to most of this book. 1mo
Tamra Beautiful views! 1mo
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Another book finished in the hammock this evening! This book‘s taken me a long time to read, partly because I haven‘t had much print reading time and partly because it wasn‘t that compelling. I enjoyed it but never felt I just had to keep reading. Ben Sippy is a dime novelist from Philadelphia who decides to actually see the Wild West he‘s written about. He befriends the boy who will become Billy the Kid and tells his version of the story.

Tamra I‘ve read several of his books and the only gem for me was Lonesome Dove. I even love the film. 😊 1mo
Daisey @Tamra I had pretty high hopes for this one because of how much I loved Lonesome Dove, but I think that one is a class of its own. 1mo
Tamra @Daisey a “classic” of American westerns. 😊 1mo
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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Luthien joined me in the hammock this morning as I finished this short novel. It provides an interesting glimpse of some important moments in Scottish history, but what I loved were the descriptions of the island and the focus on language as John learns to communicate with Ivar.

#CampLitsy24 #DogsOfLitsy #HammockReading

Sace Interesting. When I first read the synopsis I had no interest in this book, but you had me at "about language". 1mo
Suet624 Just finished too and really, really liked it.
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Daisey @Sace The author bases this aspect on the now extinct Norn language of some northern Scottish islands. Actual words and their meanings wasn‘t something I was expecting either. 1mo
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Tamra I love all of Davies‘ writing, though the end of this one seemed to get the short shrift. Maybe leaving it more ambiguous would have been better? 🤷🏾‍♀️ (edited) 1mo
dabbe #lovableluthien 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
Daisey @Tamra Yes, I agree the ending was a bit surprising and abrupt, but I couldn‘t decide how to comment on it in my review with any clarity but no spoiler. 1mo
Daisey @dabbe Aww . . . You gave Luthien her own hashtag. 🥰 🐶 1mo
dabbe @Daisey She deserves it! ADORABLE! 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
Megabooks Love your beagle!! 💜💜 4w
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Saturday morning means time to try a new recipe for a late and leisurely breakfast. I don‘t own a waffle iron, but I easily adjusted the recipe to bake waffle sticks instead. The batter includes blended dates, and then the waffles are served with a delicious toffee sauce.

#MtCookbook #Cookbook

TheBookHippie I wondered about this cookbook! Thanks for the link! 1mo
Daisey @TheBookHippie I love following Deb‘s website and always find a few recipes in her cookbooks to try. 1mo
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Tamra Nice treat! 😋 1mo
mabell Oh that sounds yummy! 1mo
Daisey @Tamra @mabell They were delicious! Definitely a recipe I will use again. 1mo
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Orlando: A Biography | Virginia Woolf
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“Better was it to go unknown and leave behind you an arch, a potting shed, a wall where peaches ripen, than to burn like a meteor and leave no dust.”
- Virginia Woolf, Orlando

#1001books #quote

BookmarkTavern Love this quote. 💕 1mo
Daisey @BookmarkTavern Agreed! I marked it early in the book and kept coming back to it. 1mo
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Orlando: A Biography | Virginia Woolf
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This book took me a long time to read but only because I set it aside a few times when life was busy. I‘m not generally a fan of Woolf‘s style, but I liked this the best of her books I‘ve read so far. It‘s an intriguing take on life, gender, and time. I found it fascinating how Orlando seemed perfectly able to fit into every period of time, and no one questioned these random people living hundreds of years.

#1001books #SerialReader

merelybookish I'm reading her diaries right now and she's writing Orlando. She considered it a lark and had fun writing it. I think that comes through! 1mo
BarbaraBB My favorite Woolf too! 1mo
Daisey @merelybookish I can complete see that. It really does just feel fun in many places. 1mo
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💛 Last Friday I didn‘t get a chance to post because I was celebrating the end of the school year and seeing the Northern Lights.
💛 I also went to visit family last weekend, including meeting their new dog Gracie and spending some quality time with my nephew.
💛 My garden, specifically the garlic I‘m growing for the first time in many years.
💛 New books for my class library!
💛 As always my pets bring me joy.

#5JoysFriday

dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 1mo
DebinHawaii A lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 Yay to time with family! 🎉 Thank you for sharing & for helping spread the joy! 🤗 1mo
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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This was a reread for me, and I appreciated the story more this time. I also really enjoyed the audio narration.

#1001books #Reading1001 #audiobook

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Ode to a Nobody | Caroline Brooks DuBois
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My aunt gifted my class library the Missouri Truman Award Nominees for next school year! I spent some time this morning getting them labeled to put on the shelves. I‘m taking the tagged home to hopefully read soon.

#TeachersOfLitsy #MsDsLibrary #MiddleGrade #YA

Tamra 👏🏾 what a gift! 1mo
Ruthiella Awesome! 👏 👏👏 1mo
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 1mo
Daisey @Tamra @Ruthiella @MaureenMc Yes! She‘s done it for a few years now, and I appreciate it so much! 1mo
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The Night War | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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This is another wonderful historical fiction story by Bradley set during WWII. Miri is a Jewish girl living in Paris who ends up hiding in a convent school in the French countryside. While there she learns more about French history and becomes even more involved in aspects of the war.

* I received an audio version of this book through the Libro.fm Educator #ALC program.
Audio duration: 8 hours 23 minutes

#MiddleGrade #audiobook #WWII #Librofm

Karisimo I have this one waiting for me in libroFM too! 1mo
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I had to think for a bit to come up with a book with time travel. I love the Artemis Fowl series, especially the earlier books. There are some wonderful characters and interesting storylines.

#MiddleGrade #MiddleGradeMonday

Karisimo I‘ve only read the first one and enjoyed it! Someday I need to go deeper into the series! 1mo
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Oroonoko | Aphra Behn
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I‘m not quite sure how best to describe this tragic romance wrapped up in a slave narrative. Although seeming strangely uneven to me in the way Oroonoko was treated, it details the brutality of slavery. I can appreciate its impact when written by a woman and published in 1688.

I had this in my TBR for #ReadingTheAmericas2023 but just got to it today. #Suriname

#1001books #audiobook

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Nora Goes Off Script | Annabel Monaghan
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This was another light romance listen. I was quite amused through the first half and unsurprised by the difficulty caused by lack of communication later. Of course, it all works out in the end.

#LitsyBookClub #audiobook

Sharpeipup I thought that was an interesting twist 1mo
Daisey @Sharpeipup I agree, the reason for it all was an interesting twist. 1mo
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I‘ve enjoyed listening to this book, but it didn‘t quite live up to my expectations. There is a fascinating story here of the horses‘ movement and survival throughout the war as well as the people that kept them safe. However, I wanted more about the ones that remained in Europe along with the ones that came to the U.S. after.

📷: Photos from recent walks as I listened.

#audiobook #audiowalk #nonfiction #WWII

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
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? Baking sourdough, including these jalapeño cheddar rolls
? Teaching colleagues who are also great friends
? Notes of appreciation from students this week
? Fresh picked asparagus
? My pets, featuring Gandalf today

#5JoysFriday

Texreader ❤️🐈 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Those rolls look delicious!! And Gandalf is adorable! 🐾 2mo
DestinyMorna Your cat is so cute! 2mo
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DebinHawaii A lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 Those rolls look amazing 😋 & Gandalf is adorable! 🐈 Thanks for sharing & spreading joy! 🤗 (edited) 1mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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I got 3 bingos in April with a good variety of books. There were some good nonfiction, a couple 1001 books, and some pure fluff reading as well. It was also a very good audiobook month, with just one low rated book.

#ReadingStats #MonthlyStats #BookSpinBingo #DaiseysReadingSummary

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 2mo
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This was an interesting book about symbols we use in writing, their history from handwritten manuscripts to modern printing, and further changes with online text. I especially enjoyed the chapters on the pilcrow, octothorpe, and manicule, all of which I also think qualify as weird words. I was not as interested in the discussion of irony and sarcasm and attempts to identify them in print.

#nonfiction #audiobook
#WeirdWords #WeirdWordWednesday

CBee Definitely weird words! Very cool 😊 2mo
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Coming Up Short | Laurie Morrison
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This week I‘ve chosen a couple of books in which softball plays a major part. Both of these are books I‘ve read, but I still need to get hold of copies to add to my class library.

#MiddleGradeMonday #MiddleGrade #GirlsInSports

Karisimo I‘ve read both of these authors but not these titles! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
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Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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I liked this, but I think I either needed more context for the historical aspect than the few minutes of online reading I did or more love for Great Expectations to truly appreciate it.

#ReadingOceania2024 #PapuaNewGuinea #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #audiobook

BkClubCare Oh! One of my favorites 2mo
Librarybelle Good to know about the context and how helpful it would be to have some knowledge of Great Expectations! 2mo
Daisey @BkClubCare Do you love Great Expectations or Dickens in general? I feel like that would have made this more impactful for me. (edited) 2mo
BkClubCare @Daisey - not sure if I have truly read Great Expectations or just “know” the story, and I like Dickens well enough. Can‘t remember why I enjoyed this one so much but I did. Years ago 😊 2mo
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Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Happy Saturday! This morning‘s book and breakfast includes catching up on this week‘s Sherlock Holmes story and probably listening ahead for next week. “The Adventure of the Engineer‘s Thumb” is not one of my favorites, but I am loving revisiting these stories each week.

#NoPlaceLikeHolmes #Sherlocked #BookAndBreakfast #audiobook

Cuilin I listen to Stephen as I follow along in my book. 🫶 2mo
tpixie Oh! How fun to see your #CoverToCover mug!! The paint chipped away on mine so fast. I miss it.. 2mo
Daisey @tpixie I don‘t use it a lot and always hand wash it for that very reason. It makes me smile! 2mo
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tpixie @Daisey 💚💚💚 2mo
dabbe I am, too! They're my cozy reads for each week! 🤩🤗😀 2mo
5feet.of.fury What is for breakfast? Looks delish! 2mo
Daisey @5feet.of.fury Breakfast pizza! This was a frozen one that I added a few chives to for an easy breakfast. 2mo
Daisey @Cuilin @dabbe Yes, I tend to listen on Saturday morning, and it‘s a great way to start my day. 2mo
dabbe @Daisey 🤩🤗😘 2mo
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💛 La Gata, another pet that provides me joy.
💛 My classes finished state testing this week.
💛 Our JH took a field trip to see a college performance of The Percy Jackson Musical, and a former student had a role as the Minotaur & member of the ensemble.
💛 I hire a high school student who does a great job regularly mowing my yard so I don‘t have to.
💛 One evening this week I enjoyed some lovely hammock time.

#5JoysFriday

kspenmoll I love reading about each other‘s joys! 2mo
DebinHawaii A perfect joy list! 💛💛💛 Kitty & hammock time sound especially joyful! Thank you for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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Daisey @kspenmoll I do too! It brings its own bit of joy to my Friday. 2mo
Daisey @DebinHawaii Reflecting on my own joys and reading everyone else‘s lists is a wonderfully positive way to wrap up the week. 2mo
SilversReviews A wonderful joy list. 2mo
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Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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It was a beautiful evening, so I spent a bit of time in the hammock in the back yard with Gandalf and my current audiobook. Mr. Pip is set in Papua New Guinea and includes the only white man remaining on the island reading Great Expectations to students in the local school.

#audiobook #ReadingOceania2024 #PapuaNewGuinea #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #HammockReading

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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I haven‘t been listening to this a chapter a day, but I downloaded it over the weekend to catch up. Then I just had to finish the last couple chapters last night. Even as a reread, it‘s so suspenseful. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am glad I made the time to listen again.

#PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade #audiobook

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Nowhere Better Than Here | Sarah Guillory
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I thought about this prompt for a bit and decided on this book. Jillian lives in a small coastal Louisiana town that is slowly disappearing due to rising water. After another storm, the school is closed due to flood damage and the bridge into town is condemned. As she fights for her town and learns more about its history, she also learns how much of it has already disappeared under water.

#MiddleGrade #MiddleGradeMonday #Louisiana

Karisimo Another to add to my TBR! Thanks for sharing!! 2mo
DestinyMorna I live in New Orleans and coastal erosion and the threat of hurricanes are a very real concern. Adding to my TBR as well!! 2mo
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This is definitely my favorite sourdough cookbook. I mixed up the dough for these overnight baguette twists yesterday afternoon, shaped them early this morning, and baked them before leaving for church. The recipe is simple and delicious!

#MtCookbook #cookbook #sourdough

TheBookHippie Yummmmm 2mo
Cupcake12 These look lovely x 2mo
curiouserandcurioser @Daisey these look delicious! 2mo
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Tamra Ooooooooooooooo😋🤤 2mo
quietlycuriouskate They look delicious! 2mo
Deblovestoread I‘ve just started my sourdough journey. Baked my 3rd loaf yesterday. There is so much conflicting info out there so maybe this book would help that. And your loaves look fantastic! 2mo
Karisa Oh wow! Looks so yummy! Lucky people in your life! 😊 2mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Daisey @Deblovestoread There is a lot of conflicting info, but this book is less complicated than many. I‘ve had my sourdough for 30 years now and am still learning different methods. The main thing I like to remember is that it has been used for hundreds of years. It doesn‘t always work perfectly, but it also doesn‘t have to be that complicated. 2mo
mabell Those look fabulous! 2mo
Tamra @Daisey it‘s now warm enough in the house consistently to make a starter. I am going to order this book. 😁 2mo
Daisey @mabell Thanks! 2mo
Daisey @Tamra Wonderful! I hope you enjoy it. 2mo
Tamra @Daisey my starter is doing its thing! I‘m on day 4. 2mo
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