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Stoner | John Williams
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An old favourite, both book and cover ❤️

#7days7covers No explanation #covercrush Day 1

@Marina_h , care to play? Post 7 covers you love over 7 days, no explanation needed, try to tag a new litten each day.

Cathythoughts I‘ve never seen that cover !!! And never thought of him that way .... wow 😮 2h
Ruthiella Yes I never thought of him that way either but I am no doubt influenced by the NYRB cover! 36m
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Taking a break on my bike tour with this one. It‘s taking me forever, seems I can only manage a couple of pages at the time!

#CurrentlyReading
#1001books
#Reading1001

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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This was my first #bookhaul post here at Litsy. A little more than two years after, only three of them are read 🙈 (Beloved, The Blind Assassin and They Shoot Horses, Don‘t They?). Still want to read the rest of them, hopefully soon 🤞🏻

Fun idea @Lcsmcat 😊
#bookhaulchallenge
#toomanybookstoolittletime

Lcsmcat Thanks for playing! There are some good books in that stack! 1mo
hilded @Lcsmcat I have enjoyed the ones I‘ve read, looking forward to the rest of them:) 1mo
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I‘m in love with this series! The first book was really great, the second maybe even better ❤️ Plan to start watching the series tonight, looking forward to it. Now; rushing off to start the third book!

5⭐️

Crazeedi Loved this series!💖 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Where is the series to watch? I loved this so far. 1mo
Ruthiella Ferrante Fever strikes again!🤪🤒😍 1mo
hilded @Ruthiella Yep! 🤒🤣 1mo
hilded @Graciouswarriorprincess It‘s on HBO, one season (so far at least) that follows the first book. I watched the first episode yesterday, it was excellent 🙌🏻 1mo
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After finishing ‘My Brilliant Friend‘ a couple of days ago, I had to dive right into the next one! I am switching it up and doing #audio for this. Excited to be back in Napoli ❤️

#CurrentlyReading
#AtY2019

Ruthiella Yes! I read them in fairy quick succession too. Once you contract Ferrante fever there‘s no cure but to read on! 🤩 1mo
hilded @Ruthiella Yes, seems I have picked up that Ferrante fever 🤩 1mo
Crazeedi Yep! Read them one after another!! 1mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Finished my first book for the Deweys #reversereadathon (started before).

Loved it!😍 Any book that makes me both laugh and cry deserves all the stars. Ove definitely won me over with his (hidden) big heart ❤️

5 ⭐️

#readathon
#DeweysReadathon
#AtY2019 - elderly character

UwannaPublishme Ove! 🙌🏻 1mo
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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My reading spot right now for the #reversereadathon. Just about to start this one, a bit hesitant going into it, I must confess. But perfect day for reading out in the sun, that‘s always nice 🤩

#readathon
#DeweysReadathon
#1001books
#Reading1001

Cathythoughts One of my favorites ... look forward to your thoughts 1mo
hilded @Cathythoughts Glad to hear that! For some reason I‘m very intimidated by this one. Fingers crossed I‘ll enjoy it too 🤞🏻 1mo
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Summer mode reading ☀️

This collection of short stories were beautiful and sore. I have loved everything I read by Rishøi, hope she will continue to give out new stuff. Her latest is being translated to English (called Winter Stories) - hopefully more people will discover her beautiful stories now ??

5 ⭐️

hilded @Severnmeadows Excellent 😊 1mo
Severnmeadows The English version appears to be coming out in August- I‘ve made a note of it 😊 1mo
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Enjoying a lazy day in the sun with Elena Ferrante ☀️Started it yesterday, and am already halfway through! It‘s pretty addictive, looking forward to the rest of the series. I am usually quite fond of coming of age novels, this one is headed to be no exception.

#CurrentlyReading
#AtY2019 - Mediterranean prompt

Liz_M I'm currently meandering through the third volume, less enthused than the rest of the world. ☺ 2mo
hilded @Liz_M Sorry to hear you are not enjoying them more, they are spot on for my taste! But of course, you‘ll need to read all four to get that last one checked off the 1001 list, lol 😂 #1001books 2mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Such a wonderful book!!! Enjoy the rest of it, and the Neapolitan series!!! 😍 2mo
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Ruthiella Love the cover. The US Covers were so ugly. I enjoyed all four books!😀 2mo
hilded @Ruthiella I agree, the US cover is really offputting 😞 This is much nicer!! 🤩 2mo
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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Finished this gem yesterday, a marvellous book!

The story seemed to lack some focus in the beginning, but then got better and better and came together very well at the end. The characters are wonderfully drawn, and the language is exquisite.

Read this for my TBR challenge in the #Reading1001 group at GR. My favourite Morrison to date.

#1001books
#AtY2019 - Award winning book

CafeMom Love Toni Morrison but I haven't read this one yet. 2mo
hilded @CafeMom I have enjoyed the ones I‘ve read by her, but this was only my third (read ‘The Bluest Eye‘ and Beloved‘ before this. More good ones to come for both of us 😄 2mo
ValerieAndBooks I‘ve had this in my TBR for a long time! I should move this one up. 2mo
hilded @ValerieAndBooks Hope you‘ll enjoy it when you get to it. 2mo
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Summer Break | Sophia Lowell, Ian Brennan
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Decided to take a summer break from all social media, and it‘s been quite nice:) Read some good books over the vacation, had some lovely mountain hikes and enjoyed a trip to Italy. The picture is my current view on my last week on vacation. Hope everyone enjoys their summer ☀️

Freespirit Fabulous view! ❤️ 2mo
hilded @Freespirit Thank you :) 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love that view! 2mo
hilded @erzascarletbookgasm Me too! Vacation is the best 🤩 2mo
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1. My upcoming trip to Italy in a couple of weeks 🤩

2. I am not that good at reading new releases, it usually takes me a while to get to them (if I do)

3. Cherries, melons, strawberries & Aperol Spritz 😋🍹

4. 35 C (Oslo, Norway) - last summer was crazy warm, hopefully it will not be as intense this year! 22-25 is enough 😂

5. 👋🏻 to all who wants to play

#ThursdaySurvey

Thanks for the tag @TheEllieMo 😊

suzisteffen Yes Aperol spritz! 🍹 4mo
laurenslibrary Have fun in Italy!! 🇮🇹 4mo
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The Talented Mr. Ripley | Patricia Highsmith
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Had to test my new #readingnook after spending hours putting the sofa together this afternoon. Rest is also an important part of the #BookFitnessChallenge, right?! 🤣😆

#BFC
#Reading1001
#1001Books
#CurrentlyReading

wanderinglynn Rest is absolutely important! Both for physical health & mental health. 👍🏻 4mo
hilded @wanderinglynn Agree 🙌🏻 4mo
BookwormAHN Absolutely 👏🏻 4mo
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4thhouseontheleft Definitely! 4mo
Caterina Haha yes, rest is super important. It's also a great reward for putting the sofa together!! 4mo
Clwojick Definitely! 4mo
TheEllieMo Absolutely, rest is very important!! 4mo
Read4life Looks like a great place to read and nap. Both important things to do 💙 4mo
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Immer wenn der Schnee fllt | Marit Reiersgrd
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Haven‘t checked for #BFC for a couple of days, but I still doing ok with my weekly goals, have reached 10k+ steps every day, yay!

Last Friday we celebrated our National Day which was great 🇳🇴

And today I managed to set up a new sofa for the balcony which made me sweat a bit, turned out quite nice🤩 Flowers, herbs & veggies next!🌱While I was doing that I also finished my first audiobook for the challenge (tagged).Hope everyone is doing good:)

BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 4mo
LapReader What a perfect nook for a book at the end of the challenge! 4mo
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julesG Nice! Can I stop by for some cozy reading sometime? 4mo
saresmoore Looks great! 4mo
hilded @BookwormAHN & @saresmoore & @LapReader Thank you:) I think there will be many good reading hours spent here over the summer 🤩 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And it looks like a lovely book. 4mo
hilded @julesG Lol, please do :) I think this will be my new favourite reading spot over the summer 🤩 4mo
TheSpineView That's great! 4mo
kspenmoll Good for you! 🙌🏻 4mo
4thhouseontheleft It looks lovely! 4mo
Caterina Glad you got to sit and read on your new sofa. 😊 Great job with your goals!! 🙌 4mo
Clwojick Great job! And that sofa is lovely! 😍 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Well done and lovely spot! 4mo
Megabooks Awesome job!! 4mo
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Immer wenn der Schnee fllt | Marit Reiersgrd
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With today‘s #audiowalk for #BFC I completed my goal for week 1, yay!! 🥳 Which is good since we have our National Day coming up on Friday with lots of foods & drinks involved 🇳🇴 Still haven‘t finished any books yet though.

Spotted this gas baloon on my walk today, quite an unusual sight around here, fun!🎈

#BookFitnessChallenge
#LitsyWalkers
#CurrentlyReading

TheSpineView Doing really good! Keep it up! 4mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 4mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! Way to go! 🙌🏻 4mo
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Clwojick Congrats! This is awesome! ♥️ (edited) 4mo
DivineDiana Great photo! Yay you! 👏🏻👍🏻🚶‍♀️ 4mo
hilded @BookwormAHN @TheSpineView @wanderinglynn @Clwojick @DivineDiana Thank you all, feels good 😘 Keep up the good work everyone 🙌🏻 4mo
Crazeedi Wow! Awesome photo❣❣ 4mo
hilded @Crazeedi Thank you 🤩 4mo
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The Talented Mr. Ripley | Patricia Highsmith
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My day started on a low by oversleeping and being late to work, but this sweet chai brightened my day🤩 So far my #BFC is going really well, and I am on good track of reaching my goals for week one 🙌🏻

Started the tagged book for my TBR challenge in #Reading1001 and #AtY2019, and it seems to be a good one! Don‘t know why I waited so long to start it, hopefully the rest of the book will be just as good!

#BookFitnessChallenge
#1001books

wanderinglynn Yay! Way to stay on track! 🙌🏻 4mo
TheSpineView Great job! 4mo
Caterina Yum! 😍 Great job, and keep up the good work! 🎉 4mo
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BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Lovely picture! Way to go for being on track! 4mo
Marina_h Nice photo 😍 Do you have a watch for this fitbit app or how does it work? (I sound old when I ask questions like that🙈) 4mo
hilded @Marina_h Thank you 😘 Yes, I have a watch (Fitbit Charge 2), which keeps tracks of the basics such as pulse, steps etc as well as SMS/meetings notifications. It‘s great for simple tracking and much less costly than for example an Apple watch. 4mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 4mo
mabell The chai looks deliciously pretty! 4mo
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Immer wenn der Schnee fllt | Marit Reiersgrd
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I really felt for a lazy day after a hectic workweek and just coming home from a worktrip, but luckily the #BFC got me out today - and I had a nice hike along the river in my neighbourhood ??

Also got 1.5 hours audio in. Listening to the Norwegian book ‘Stolpesnø‘, but for some reason only the German translation (tagged) is listed in the Litsy database ?

#BookFitnessChallenge
#Audiowalk
#LitsyWalkers

Emilymdxn That‘s really great! Motivation when you‘re tired can be the hardest bit (I say that as someone who originally intended to go to the gym today...) you‘re going great well done! 4mo
BarbaraJean What a lovely hike! Good for you for getting moving! 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 4mo
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hilded @Emilymdxn So true, and it does feel extra good when you didn‘t want to get out in the first place 😊 Good luck to you, tomorrow is a new chance to hit that gym class 🙌🏻 4mo
hilded @BarbaraJean & @wanderinglynn Thank you 🤩 (edited) 4mo
Caterina Yay so glad the challenge helped motivate you! It's definitely motivating me to get out there too. Love the pic of the river! 😍 4mo
LapReader I always feel better after I get out and about. Glad it helped you too. Good luck with the challenge. 4mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 4mo
mabell What a gorgeous walk! 4mo
nu-bibliophile I'm beginning to envy everyone who has beautiful views to exercise at! Niiiice!!! 4mo
dariazeoli Great job overcoming the lazies! (edited) 4mo
tdrosebud Gorgeous! 4mo
Clwojick Stunning! This #BFC challenge is making me want to start a bucket list just for all the stunning hiking trails around the world. 💚🌳🌲 4mo
hilded @Caterina Thank you, it absolutely has, fingers crossed it will keep motivate me 🤩 Hope you‘re healing goes well 🙌🏻 4mo
hilded @LapReader Indeed! Fresh air is always helping! Good luck with your challenge as well 🙌🏻 4mo
hilded @nu-bibliophile A good hiking route always helps! Hope you have some nice views coming your way as well 😊 4mo
hilded @Clwojick Lol, yeah - now that would be fun!! 🤩 4mo
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Let's Get Started | Chris McMillan
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I spend last week and the beginning of the #BFC challenge in Belgium away for a work seminar. Intense days with very little free time. But I did get to climb these stairs! And on Friday we ended the seminar with a dinner and a party. Danced so much that my fitbit thought I had been to an aerobic session, that‘s gotta count right!? 😂🥳💃

No reading got done though, that starts today now that I am back home again!

#BookFitnessChallenge

Felso What a fun way to “workout”! 4mo
Marina_h Dancing is also a form of exercise 💃 4mo
Kaye I‘d say walking those stairs would be a pretty good workout too. I‘d have to stop every few steps to take a rest. Dancing was probably a lot more fun than the gym, too. 👍🏼 4mo
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LapReader Dancing is my favourite form of exercise. Best wishes on your journey. 4mo
hilded @Kaye Oh, trust me - I was breathing like a whale up those stairs 🤣 4mo
hilded @LapReader Thanks, dancing is fun indeed!! Best of luck on your journey as well 🙌🏻 4mo
hilded @Felso @Marina_h Yup, it was a lot of fun! Not so much the day after when we had to get up early to catch the flight though, lol 😂 4mo
Bookwormjillk Good luck! Work travel is hard when you have routines you‘re trying to stick to! 4mo
hilded @Bookwormjillk It definitely can be, and in this case we had a packed program 24/7, so no time to oneself at all. I also had to hold a presentation for 100 people which I absolutely hate, so my heartbeat was probably higher that day than under my ordinary workout 😆 Good luck to you as well!! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Fun way to get your exercise and steps in! 4mo
hilded @4thhouseontheleft It was 😊 Now I am currently trying to motivate myself for today‘s excersise. 4mo
wanderinglynn Dancing is an excellent workout, both physical & mental. And those stairs—Way to go! 🙌🏻 4mo
tdrosebud Those steps look horrible. Congrats on conquering them! 4mo
hilded @wanderinglynn You‘re right, thank you 😊 4mo
hilded @tdrosebud Thanks! They were in fact quite horrible, but in a good way when I finally reached the top 😊 4mo
Caterina That's a lot of steps, and a lot of dancing! Great job! Hope you get some lovely reading in now that you're home. 😊 4mo
TheSpineView Dancing is great exercise! Great going! 4mo
hilded @Caterina Had a lovely #audiowalk yesterday! Today is was back to work which was busy, busy, busy.. *Eagerly awaits the weekend again* 🤣 4mo
hilded @TheSpineView Thank you 😊 4mo
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#LitsyWalkers is great fun, so decided to join in on this as well to keep me accountable! Great idea 💪🏻

My goals:
✍🏻 4 books
✍🏻 Cardio/(Walk/Hike/Bike Rides) 4 times/week

#BookFitnessChallenge

Marina_h Yay, great goal! We can do this 💪 4mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 4mo
hilded @Marina_h Yes, we sure can!! 🙌🏻 4mo
hilded @wanderinglynn Thank you, great challenge!! 🤩 4mo
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Fathers and Sons | Ivan Turgenev
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For a Russian classic, this was very readable. Ended up quite enjoying it, even though it dragged in some places. Who knew a book about nihilism could actually be interesting 😆 The characters were really well drawn, the book is definitely more a character study than a plot driven book. 4 ⭐️

#1001books #Reading1001
#AtY2019 - used for ‘something old‘

BarbaraBB Good one for this prompt 👍🏼😘 4mo
Liz_M I listened to an audio of this one and the "dragged in places" lasted for HOURS! Not a favorite. ? 4mo
hilded @Liz_M Lol, not a favourite here either, but it was much better than expected! I actually started it as an audio, but had to switch to a hardback after 30 minutes as the audio was way too slow, and I wasn‘t able to pay attention at all. Not the best one for audio I think 🤣 4mo
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Henrik_Madsen I generally think the Russian classics are much more accessible than they are said to be. (Of course, I usually enjoy the inevitable philosophical digressions) I liked this one quite a bit. 4mo
hilded @Henrik_Madsen Good to know, I have several left to go on my shelves. I think maybe this will be my next one: 4mo
Henrik_Madsen @hilded Oh, Anna Karenina is fabulous. My favorite novel of all time! 4mo
hilded @Henrik_Madsen Excellent 🙌🏻 4mo
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First day of Easter vacation, and spring has arrived!!

Had a lovely, quiet morning at the balcony in the sun finishing up this little gem of a book. Very much enjoyed reading all these short stories about the Chinese American immigrant experiences, that blended tales from two generations and old folklore.
Every story had high quality, and there really were no weak ones. But I do think the older generation held the edge. 4.5⭐️

#AtY2019 - Week 3

Crazeedi Lovely reading spot!❤ 5mo
hilded @Crazeedi Thank you 😍 Today it feels like summer, the sun is really warming up the balcony ☀️☀️ 5mo
BarbaraBB That looks lovely! Great book too! 5mo
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hilded @BarbaraBB It was, so nice not having to stress to work this morning. Happy Easter 🐥🐣 5mo
BarbaraBB You too! Hopefully with some more sunny days ahead! 5mo
Crazeedi @hilded here too! Put the cushions on the front porch chairs today! 5mo
Liz_M That looks like a lovely trading spot! 5mo
hilded @Liz_M Thank you, it was lovely feeling the summer warmth again ☀️☀️ And it looks like the whole weekend will be sunny and warm, perfect since I have some days off for Easter 🐣 5mo
Liz_M This is a new place - you moved recently? If so, what an excellent feature! Enjoy the holiday weekend and the spring weather. 5mo
hilded @Liz_M Yes, this is the new place, finally starting to settle in! And the outdoor area is one of the best features:) Still have some boxes lingering though.. 🙈 Enjoy your holiday weekend as well 😊 5mo
UwannaPublishme Enjoy your vacation! 💕 5mo
hilded @UwannaPublishme Thanks, you too! 😘 5mo
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The World Book encyclopedia | World Book, Inc
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Amazon is celebrating #WorldBookDay with some free kindle books. I just loaded up my #kindle for my Easter vacation with some of these, yay!! 🐣 🐥

#ReadTheWorld

https://www.amazon.com/article/read-the-world/

Crazeedi Thank you for sharing! I added all these to my kindle!!❤🎶 5mo
hilded @Crazeedi Lovely, you‘re welcome! 🤩 5mo
Siri_reads Takk for tipset! 🙌🏻😁 5mo
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hilded @Siri_reads Bare hyggelig 😀 5mo
CafeMom #Hunsakermountain. Tagging a friend. 5mo
hilded @CafeMom I think you need @Hunsakermountain 😊 5mo
KellyHunsakerReads I love that they do this! Thanks @CafeMom AND @hilded ! 5mo
hilded @Hunsakermountain Me too, it‘s great!😊 5mo
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Finished this gem a while ago, a little late to the party. And what a wonderful #audiobook it was 😍 It was hyped up as one of *the best* audiobooks ever, and I must say I agree! I laughed and I cried, Trevor is such a good storyteller!! I joined Audible just to get access to this, worth it!

5⭐️

On another note, I sadly haven‘t been able to read much lately, life is just too busy at the moment. Hopefully by May it should get a tad better🤞🏻

Tashaxlynn I have been dying to listen to this one!!! I might just have to resubscribe again so I can finally listen! 5mo
hilded @Tashaxlynn I don‘t think it would have been the same reading it, even though I‘m sure it‘s good that way also. But Trevor just really brought the story to life. So I say, go for it 😊 5mo
Tashaxlynn Alright @hilded , you‘ve convinced me! 😂 5mo
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hilded @Tashaxlynn I hope I didn‘t set your expectations too high, lol 😂 5mo
Tashaxlynn @hilded I love him so I‘m sure I‘ll love it! 😛 5mo
Suet624 An amazing story. 5mo
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Moving House | Rebecca Hunter
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The move is officially done, yay!! Didn‘t do an audiowalk yesterday for #LitsyWalkers, but sure got in some solid stepping while moving. This was by far the best car spotted for my #LitsyWalkersBingo. Thank heavens for moving people 🥳👏🏻

#LitsyWalkersBingo - Car

Kaye Great job ! Glad you‘re moved. 7mo
JoScho Movers are worth every single penny! 7mo
RachelO Happy New Home! 7mo
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hilded @kaye & @RachelO Thanks 😘 7mo
hilded @JoScho They so are!!! I was sweating on their behalf when they carried the freezer and the washing machine. They were great! 👏🏻🤩 7mo
Liz_M Packing up all your belongings is the worst! But it is so fun to unpack and organize all the lovely books in a new home. 7mo
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1Q84, book 3 | Haruki Murakami
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Spotted some flags on my #audiowalk today. It was a beautiful day ☀️ It was a rather short walk just to clear my head after lots of packing today. The moving car is coming tomorrow morning, so everything in the apartment needs to be packed down before there will be any sleep tonight. Exhausted, it sure is tiresome to move 😴 Started the last book in the 1Q84 series, looking forward to it!

#LitsyWalkersBingo - flag
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#1001books

Kaye Great job. Some days it IS nice to walk without audio if you have lots in your mind that needs sorted. Good luck with the move. 7mo
Crazeedi Take care, good luck with your move hope all goes smoothly 7mo
mabell Good luck with your move! 7mo
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Marina_h Good luck with your move. It can definitely be a bit stressful! Are you staying in Oslo? 7mo
hilded Thanks @kaye, @Crazeedi, @mabell & @Marina_h 😊 The moving went well, though stressful - I guess that‘s unavoidable. I‘m staying in Oslo @Marina_h, got a bigger place with more outdoor space 👍 Today I have been cleaning the old apartment, the new owner will take over next week. Then there‘s loooots of boxes to unpack here 😴😂🙈 7mo
Kaye You‘re getting lots of exercise ! 7mo
hilded @kaye True, lol 😂 7mo
Crazeedi I'm sure everything will be better for you once the main unpacking is done.i know when I moved several times it was a chance to get rid of unnecessary things 7mo
hilded @Crazeedi Yes, absolutely :) It‘s a great way to get rid of crap, I have already thrown out/donated a great deal of stuff, more will probably follow as we unpack. But it is stressful while you‘re in the middle of it. Hope you‘re enjoying your Friday 😊 7mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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Started snowing again today on my #audiowalk for #LitsyWalkers. But it‘s ok, it‘s only February. And water spotted ;) Only 30 minutes left on my audiobook, excited to see how this will end. For now, it is headed towards a rare 5⭐️

#LitsyWalkersBingo - water
#1001books

Kaye Great job 🌟 7mo
DarcysMom Great pictures! 7mo
CafeMom I loved this book. 7mo
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Rebecca | Maurier Daphne Du
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Came over these nice statues on my #audiowalk for #LitsyWalkersBingo on my way home from work. It‘s dark outside, so a bit hard to see. Today was a nice walk with this excellent book on my ear!

#LitsyWalkers - statue ✅

Kaye 👍🏼🌟 7mo
DivineDiana It is hard to see. What are they? 7mo
hilded @DivineDiana It‘s four male statues, one kid and three grown ups. They where put up to mark the 100 years celebration to a local sports club representing the local community 😊 (edited) 7mo
DivineDiana Thank you! So interesting! 7mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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Today‘s #audiowalk for #LitsyWalkers was a wet one 🌧🌧 It‘s been raining non-stop since Friday, and all the lovely white snow we had is now melting and turning grey. Luckily the book is much, much better than the weather, very chilling and atmospheric! Enjoying it very much.

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Kaye Great job on the walk and the street sign ! Glad you like the book. It‘s really good ♥️ 7mo
DarcysMom It looks like a very chilly walk! Good job getting out! 😁 7mo
hilded @kaye I‘m really enjoying it, makes the walks very entertaining 😍 Fun idea you had with the Bingo scavenger hunt 👍 7mo
hilded @DarcysMom Thanks, it‘s a bit harder to get out when it‘s pouring down outside 🌧 But not so bad when I actually got out 😊👍 7mo
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Finally starting this one, and my expectations are sky high! Fingers crossed it will live up 🤞🏻 So far very suspenseful and atmospheric so I‘m hopeful it will 😊

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BarbaraBB That cover 😍! I am sure you‘ll love it!! 7mo
Rachbb3 I've never seen that cover before. 😀 7mo
Marina_h That's some cover 😁 I don't know if it really fits the book but I like it. I hope you enjoy it! 7mo
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Elma I just started this too! 7mo
Rachel_nyc I‘ve never seen that cover either! I loved this when I finally read it last year. Enjoy! 7mo
hilded Hope you‘ll enjoy it as well @Elma! 7mo
hilded @BarbaraBB I am pretty sure I will! Love this cover as well 😍 Haven‘t come far enough in the book to tell whether it suits the book, so we'll see @Marina_h 😊 7mo
hilded @Rachel_nyc Thanks! It gets five stars from a lot of people, hopefully from me as well :) (Even though I'm pretty stingy with those 5 ⭐️). 7mo
Rachel_nyc @hilded I‘m pretty stingy with 5 star ratings as well but this one earned them! 7mo
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1Q84, Book 2 | Haruki Murakami
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Got in an good hour on my #audiowalk after work today around in my neighbourhood, very refreshing. I am still listening to the tagged book, and it‘s a good companion on these walks indeed! I‘m using this book for my #AtY2019 challenge in addition to it being the Q1 read in #Reading1001 at GR.

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DarcysMom Awesome walk! 8mo
Kaye Good job! Pretty walk. 8mo
Kristelh We are really gold with subzero temps and wind. Hard to get steps in. 8mo
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RachelO 👏👏👏 Your stepcount is great!! 8mo
hilded @Kristelh It hasn‘t been that cold yet, but it‘s suppose to come later this week. Hope it will be a bit a bit warmer soon on your part of the world 😊 8mo
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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It was snowing so heavy on my #audiowalk today that I decided to take a break at our local cafe ❄️❄️ Reached my stepgoal just before my break though. Happy Sunday, everyone 😊

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kspenmoll Looks like a lovely place to relax after your walk! 8mo
Kaye Good job ! Snowing here again today too. On my way out to shovel. I‘ll get my time in later today. 8mo
Marina_h This looks so cosy! And I love the idea of these Litsy walks! 8mo
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Bklover Oh, that place looks so comfy and inviting! Wish I was there too! 8mo
hilded @kspenmoll @bklover It is a very nice place, hope you are enjoying your Sunday as well 😊 (edited) 8mo
hilded @kaye Good luck with your shovel! It‘s pouring down here, hasn‘t stopped all day ❄️❄️ 8mo
hilded @Marina_h Please join:) I usually do an audiowalk everyday(sometimes only a short one), but I‘m not so good at remembering to post everyday. In fact, I‘m pretty awful at keeping up with social media, sometimes it just feels too much. 8mo
hilded @Marina_h Nå er jeg imidlertid plantet i sofaen for håndballfinalen, det er kanskje du også? Ser ikke så lovende ut for Norge desverre ? 8mo
Marina_h @hilded Ja jeg er meget tilfreds med håndboldkampen ind til videre, men det er ærgerligt at det falder lidt fra hinanden for Norge nu! 8mo
hilded @Marina_h Ja, det blir litt mer spennende når det er en jevn kamp, vi får se hvordan 2-omgangen utvikler seg ?? 8mo
Marina_h @hilded I wish I was better at going for a walk. It's always nice to get out and I often tell myself I should do it but it just stays as an idea! 8mo
hilded @Marina_h Gratulerer med seier, vel fortjent ???? Det er veldig deilig å komme seg ut, beste måten å ‘tømme‘ hodet på. Men det kan være litt vanskelig nå på vinteren når det er surt og kaldt ute ❄️ 8mo
Marina_h @hilded tak, de danske drenge har virkelig spillet godt dette VM. Jeg kan ikke lide at se nogen tabe på den måde men jeg er så lykkelig over endelig at se Danmark som verdensmestre! Jeg må sætte mig et mål om at komme ud tre gange om ugen i februar. Det ville være en start 😊 8mo
4thhouseontheleft @Marina_h I find it helps me if I make a firm plan with myself. Ex: “Every Mon, Wed, and Fri I will go on a walk after breakfast.” When I‘m really lacking in motivation I also put it in my calendar! 8mo
DarcysMom Great pictures! 8mo
Marina_h @4thhouseontheleft I actually plan my yoga and other training in my calendar so it's a great idea doing the same with walks. 8mo
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1Q84, Book 2 | Haruki Murakami
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The sun was finally up today on my #audiowalk, and I finished 1Q84 book 1. Luckily I had book 2 ready to start right away. I really enjoy being in Murakami‘s spectacular world, and look forward to finding out what crazy stuff book 2 will bring. The narrator is excellent!

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RachelO Yay for sunshine! How‘s this on audio? 8mo
hilded @RachelO Lovely to see the sun again ☀️☀️ The narrator is really great, I think I have to listen to all three volumes on audio because of him. But I am listening to the Norwegian translation read by Mai-The Duc, so I don‘t know how the English version is. 8mo
Kaye Great job getting out to walk today. Your blue sky is beautiful. Glad you are enjoying your book. 8mo
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RachelO @hilded 😂😂 That would make a difference! My Norwegian‘s a little limited! (😬Sorry - totally hadn‘t thought!) I wasn‘t sure if Murakami would be easy to follow on audio - I might give it a try sometime. 8mo
hilded @RachelO Lol 😂😂 I was a bit hesitant about doing this on audio as well, as I thought it might be confusing. But the reader has received lots of love here in Norway, especially for all the Murakami books he has read, so I figured it was worth the chance. And I am glad to say it‘s working really well, absolutely doable in audio. But maaaaany hours to listen to though 😂 8mo
DarcysMom Looks like a beautiful day for a walk! 8mo
hilded @DarcysMom It was indeed 😊❄️ 8mo
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1Q84, Book 1 | Haruki Murakami
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We snowed down today, so I decided I needed some help on my #audiowalk today. Slightly cheating, but it was a nice walk/sleigh. Still enjoying my Murakami book, but it‘s gonna take me a while to get through this #chunkster.

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Kaye Good to get outside isn‘t it ? 👍🏼 8mo
DarcysMom Great idea! 8mo
hilded @kaye Absolutely! And so nice to see all the beautiful pictures from all the #LitsyWalkers 💙 8mo
Bklover Love this!! Go YOU!!👏👏👏 8mo
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1Q84, Book 1 | Haruki Murakami
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I got in a long #audiowalk after work today, which was really needed for clearing my head after a tough workday. Thanks for the motivation to get out.

Different scenery than yesterday, same book 📚

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DarcysMom That picture! So pretty! 😍 8mo
Kaye Beautiful photo. Glad you made it out today. 8mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job!! 8mo
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Bklover That looks so prettt! Love the ❄️ snow! Go YOU!👏👏👍 8mo
hilded @DarcysMom Thanks! It is quite lovely outside now ❄️ 8mo
hilded @kaye Thanks, Kaye, glad you made it out too 😊 8mo
hilded @4thhouseontheleft Thanks, you too 👏🏻 8mo
hilded @Bklover Thank you, I am a big fan of the snow as well ❄️☃️❄️ 8mo
Lauram What a great photo! How did you manage 29 floors? 8mo
hilded @Lauram Thank you! I think the fitbit is not so precice all the time, as it probably counted steep hills in addition to actual floors maybe. But also, my office is on the 15th floor, so that helps. 8mo
Tanisha_A So pretty! 8mo
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1Q84, Book 1 | Haruki Murakami
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Love the idea of sharing a picture when doing a #audiowalk. I had a lovely walk to work this morning with this very entertaining book on my ear 📚🎧 You can see the office building in the front.

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britt_brooke Cool photo! 😍 8mo
hilded @britt_brooke Thanks 🤩 8mo
Tanisha_A Do you work with Deloitte? 8mo
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Bklover I love this photo!!!! How do you like that book? I‘m getting ready to go on my walk now! 8mo
DarcysMom Great picture! 8mo
hilded @Tanisha_A No, I work in the building next to it. But I am in finance, so I could have worked there. Do you perhaps? 8mo
hilded @Bklover Thanks! I am finding the book very fascinating, and am enjoying being in Murakami‘s crazy world. I have no idea where the story will go next, keep getting surprised. Enjoy your walk 😊 8mo
hilded @DarcysMom Thanks! 8mo
Kaye Great job 8mo
Tanisha_A @hilded Ah, I see. Yes, for the US firm in India. And, great photograph! 8mo
BarbaraBB Cool pic! This is Norway? (edited) 8mo
hilded @BarbaraBB Thanks, and yes it‘s Norway:) 8mo
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The Birds | Tarjei Vesaas
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The protagonist, Mattis, is a 37 year old man living with his sister who has taken care of him since they lost their parents as young. Mattis probably has a light version of what we today know as Autism or Aspergers, but at the time the book was written this was not a formal diagnosis.

We get the narrative through Mattis, and this is done brilliantly so that the reader is drawn into a slightly confused mind. ⬇️

hilded But Mattis is also able to recognise difficult feelings both from the people around him, as well as within him. Mattis knows himself that he is not as sharp as others, and he is very sensitive to this. He is also looking for answers and connections that are not so obvious to others, but somehow Veesas manages to make it somewhat understandable for the reader.

Strong and powerful book that awakes many emotions.
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Currey ❤️ I loved this book. Very unique and wonderfully done. Great review! 8mo
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BarbaraBB I loved this book soooo much ❤️💜 8mo
hilded @BarbaraBB & @Currey It‘s a gem of a book indeed ❤️I read it once before in my teens, but it made much more of an impact now. Unfortunately I don‘t think the author is very well known outside of Norway/Scandinavia. 8mo
BarbaraBB After The Birds I read more of his books and they are all good! 8mo
hilded @BarbaraBB Agree 🤗 He writes in ‘nynorsk‘ (‘New Norwegian) which is the second written language in Norway, and it‘s very lyrical. I love reading books in ‘nynorsk‘ (lots of people don‘t though). 8mo
BarbaraBB @hilded That‘s interesting, I didn‘t know about that language. I read it in Dutch, before it was translated in English! 8mo
Liz_M I loved the story and the ambiguous ending! 8mo
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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My plan for the evening is to cozy down with my second book of the year and this spinach pie that just came out of the oven 😋 Smells delish

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readordierachel Looks yummy! 8mo
hilded @4thhouseontheleft @readordierachel It was very yummy 😋 (edited) 8mo
BarbaraBB Perfect choice I think - the book and the food 😉😘 8mo
batsy Mmm spinach pie looks good! 8mo
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1Q84, Book 1 | Haruki Murakami
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My first book for 2019 is this #chunkster. It‘s the Q1 read for the #Reading1001 group at GR. This will be my first Murakami, very much looking forward to enter his crazy world. I‘m only five chapters in, but so far it‘s intriguing!

It also fit my #AtY2019 challenge for the #multipleperspective prompt. I plan to use book 1-3 for three separate prompts, haven‘t decided which ones for the next two though.

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Marina_h I look forward to hear your finally judgement. Maybe I'll have to add it to my ever growing TBR 📚 8mo
hilded @Marina_h I‘ll keep you posted 😊📚 8mo
BookwormM It‘s a great book 8mo
hilded @BookwormM Excellent, ought to be good when it‘s such a big one 👍 8mo
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Winter Stories | Ingvild Rishi
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This was my last book of 2018, and what a way to end the year. Beautiful, but sore short stories.

I see that the book is being released in English in 2019, so if you enjoy short stories I really recommend this one.

5⭐️

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Anyone else doing the #aroundtheyearin52books challenge on Goodreads? I have just started my first book for the 2019 challenge, after successfully finishing my 2018 one. Excited to hopefully find many good reads for the different prompts. Would be nice to see ideas here for the different tasks. (Tagging the two other people I know are doing this).

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nomadreader I'm jumping in for the first time this year! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know @Gezemice does this one every year! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I did last year for the first time, not sure if I‘m jumping in this year or skipping a year🤷‍♀️ 8mo
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Liz_M I think @BarbaraBB is doing this challenge. I am dabbling in it -- I plan to complete only about half the prompts and not in order or during the right week. 😁 8mo
Gezemice Thanks for the tag @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, I have been doing this challenge for three years. I like the Goodreads group a lot. I have pretty much dropped other challenges, but I am keeping this one for the company and because the prompts are pretty easy to fill with what I usually already read, with only a few that stretch me, which is what I need right now - I want to do more mood reads and less planning. In short, yes, I am doing this 😊 8mo
SaturnDoo I just joined the group yesterday on GR. I think I'm going to try it. 😊 8mo
BarbaraBB I am indeed (thanks @Liz_M !), for the first time! I am trying to follow the weeks. After Washington Black for the first prompt I am now starting the tagged book for the second, a book with one of the five W‘s in its title. 8mo
hilded Excellent, then we are some people doing it here:) I like the GR group a lot too! I am planning of using sort of the same approach as both of you @Liz_M & @Gezemice. 8mo
hilded Good luck @nomadreader & @SaturnDoo 😊 And to you too @Riveted_Reader_Melissa if you decide to do it:) (edited) 8mo
hilded Cred to you for going in order! @BarbaraBB. Looking forward to see your picks 😊 I heard your next one is supposed to be very good. 8mo
Gezemice @BarbaraBB Nice! I never do it in order, but looking at my reads, I can totally accidntally will be reading three in order... lol 8mo
hilded @MamaJody Jody, I saw you just joined us, how nice!! Welcome 😘 (edited) 8mo
MamaJody I‘m here! This will be my fifth year doing our group‘s challenge, but the first year I‘m not aiming to finish. I‘ve set a goal of twenty prompts since I want to do all big books for it. 8mo
Marina_h I'm glad to be back doing the challenge after taking a break last year! I've been part of the group from the very beginning and you know you can't leave 😉 8mo
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The Year in Review | Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
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My #YearInBooks🤩
Read some really great ones in 2018, looking forward to seeing what 2019 will bring.

Happy New Year, everyone! 🥳
#YearInReview

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The Unseen | Roy Jacobsen
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My next pick for #adventrecommends is probably not so well known here on Litsy. It‘s the first book in a trilogy set in North of Norway right before, under and after WW2 about family dynamics living quite isolated on an island. This first book got shortlisted for the #manbooker. Lovely trilogy close to my heart as the story is quite similar to the story of my grandmother.

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mabell How neat that you can have that connection with your grandmother's story through this trilogy! 9mo
hilded Indeed, it‘s nice :) @mabell 9mo
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Loved this when I read it many years ago. Wondering if I will feel the same when I read it again. I am planning to re-read the whole series before I get to the latest installment, so I guess I‘m about to find out.

#Adventrecommends Day 14
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BookwormM Read the whole series this year and loved it 9mo
hilded Great, that‘s really promising 🤩 @BookwormM 9mo
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The Arrival | Shaun Tan
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My pick for #adventrecommends for Day 13 is this lovely graphic novel ❤️ The story is told only through pictures, no words needed. Read it if you haven‘t already!!

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CherylRussell Love Shaun Tan‘s work. 😍🙂 9mo
hilded He is so talented 😍 @CherylRussell 9mo
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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@RachelO reminded me of this sweet book in one of her post earlier today, and it is absolutely worthy of being today‘s choice for #adventrecommends. But maybe save it for a lazy summer day ☀️

#1001books
#Adventrecommends Day 12
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RachelO 😎 I‘m not very good at reading in the right season! 9mo
hilded Lol, it‘s a cozy read in any season 😅 @RachelO 9mo
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Odinsbarn: Ravneringene 1 | Siri Pettersen
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Catching up on the last three days of #adventrecommends with this superb fantasy trilogy ‘Ravneringene'. Fingers crossed they will be translated to English soon so more people gets to discover this great series 🤞🏻😍🦅

#Adventrecommends Day 9, 10 & 11
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Leniverse Er dette voksenbøker, eller passer de for sånn det yngre sjikt av YA-lesere? 9mo
hilded De er rettet mot det eldre sjiktet av ungdom, så antagelig litt for mye for de yngste. Men flott for voksne og, jeg koste meg skikkelig med serien som 35-åring ? @Leniverse 9mo
Leniverse Ok. Jeg er alltid på jakt etter fengende norsk litteratur til ungene, så det ikke bare går på engelsk hele tiden. Får legge meg denne serien på minnet og se det an om et par år. ☺️ 9mo
hilded Ser den, god måte å holde norsken vedlike for de vil jeg tro. Nå vet jeg ikke hvor gamle de er, men 14-15 og oppover er nok en fin alder for disse. Hun har en for det litt yngre sjiktet også som har fått ok kritikker her, den har jeg imidlertid ikke lest selv. @Leniverse 9mo
Leniverse Takker! 9mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Thanks for the tag @Naj
#Tuesdaytidbits #thisorthat

1. Christmas Eve 🎄🎅🏻
2. Scrooge
3. Both ☃️
4. Gingerbread
5. 🖐🏻 to all who wants to play

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For day 8 of #adventrecommends I haven chosen this gem of a book. Such a warm and sweet book, it‘s just lovely ❤️ One of my favourite #epistolary novels.

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vivastory @HardcoverHearts is hosting a New Year's Day readalong if you're interested. 9mo
hilded That sounds like a really nice way to kick off the new year, thanks for the tip @vivastory :) 9mo
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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Day 7 #Adventrecommends

Another favourite read in 2018. A great adventure story, and even though it comes with a #chunksteralarm the pages flew by, all 1200 of them. Highly entertaining!🤩

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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For day 6 of #adventrecommends I have chosen one of my fun reads in 2018. I found ‘Big Little Lies‘ very entertaining, and a great palate cleanser between heavier books. The tv series is also very enjoyable, looking forward to starting season two.