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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
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wanderinglynn Rest is absolutely important! Both for physical health & mental health. 👍🏻 12h
hilded @wanderinglynn Agree 🙌🏻 12h
BookwormAHN Absolutely 👏🏻 9h
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4thhouseontheleft Definitely! 7h
Caterina Haha yes, rest is super important. It's also a great reward for putting the sofa together!! 7h
Clwojick Definitely! 6h
TheEllieMo Absolutely, rest is very important!! 39m
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Immer wenn der Schnee fällt | Marit Reiersgård
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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 👏🏻 14h
LapReader What a perfect nook for a book at the end of the challenge! 14h
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julesG Nice! Can I stop by for some cozy reading sometime? 14h
saresmoore Looks great! 14h
hilded @BookwormAHN & @saresmoore & @LapReader Thank you:) I think there will be many good reading hours spent here over the summer 🤩 14h
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And it looks like a lovely book. 14h
hilded @julesG Lol, please do :) I think this will be my new favourite reading spot over the summer 🤩 14h
TheSpineView That's great! 13h
kspenmoll Good for you! 🙌🏻 8h
4thhouseontheleft It looks lovely! 7h
Caterina Glad you got to sit and read on your new sofa. 😊 Great job with your goals!! 🙌 7h
Clwojick Great job! And that sofa is lovely! 😍 6h
erzascarletbookgasm Well done and lovely spot! 5h
Megabooks Awesome job!! 3h
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Immer wenn der Schnee fällt | Marit Reiersgård
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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! 7d
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 6d
wanderinglynn Fantastic! Way to go! 🙌🏻 6d
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Clwojick Congrats! This is awesome! ♥️ (edited) 6d
DivineDiana Great photo! Yay you! 👏🏻👍🏻🚶‍♀️ 6d
hilded @BookwormAHN @TheSpineView @wanderinglynn @Clwojick @DivineDiana Thank you all, feels good 😘 Keep up the good work everyone 🙌🏻 6d
Crazeedi Wow! Awesome photo❣❣ 5d
hilded @Crazeedi Thank you 🤩 4d
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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
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wanderinglynn Yay! Way to stay on track! 🙌🏻 1w
TheSpineView Great job! 1w
Caterina Yum! 😍 Great job, and keep up the good work! 🎉 1w
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BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 1w
4thhouseontheleft Lovely picture! Way to go for being on track! 1w
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🙈) 1w
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. 7d
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 7d
mabell The chai looks deliciously pretty! 7d
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Immer wenn der Schnee fällt | Marit Reiersgård
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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 ?

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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! 1w
BarbaraJean What a lovely hike! Good for you for getting moving! 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
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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 🙌🏻 1w
hilded @BarbaraJean & @wanderinglynn Thank you 🤩 (edited) 1w
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! 😍 1w
LapReader I always feel better after I get out and about. Glad it helped you too. Good luck with the challenge. 1w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 1w
mabell What a gorgeous walk! 1w
nu-bibliophile I'm beginning to envy everyone who has beautiful views to exercise at! Niiiice!!! 1w
dariazeoli Great job overcoming the lazies! (edited) 1w
tdrosebud Gorgeous! 1w
Clwojick Stunning! This #BFC challenge is making me want to start a bucket list just for all the stunning hiking trails around the world. 💚🌳🌲 1w
hilded @Caterina Thank you, it absolutely has, fingers crossed it will keep motivate me 🤩 Hope you‘re healing goes well 🙌🏻 1w
hilded @LapReader Indeed! Fresh air is always helping! Good luck with your challenge as well 🙌🏻 1w
hilded @nu-bibliophile A good hiking route always helps! Hope you have some nice views coming your way as well 😊 1w
hilded @Clwojick Lol, yeah - now that would be fun!! 🤩 1w
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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”! 1w
Marina_h Dancing is also a form of exercise 💃 1w
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. 👍🏼 1w
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LapReader Dancing is my favourite form of exercise. Best wishes on your journey. 1w
hilded @Kaye Oh, trust me - I was breathing like a whale up those stairs 🤣 1w
hilded @LapReader Thanks, dancing is fun indeed!! Best of luck on your journey as well 🙌🏻 1w
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 😂 1w
Bookwormjillk Good luck! Work travel is hard when you have routines you‘re trying to stick to! 1w
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!! 1w
4thhouseontheleft Fun way to get your exercise and steps in! 1w
hilded @4thhouseontheleft It was 😊 Now I am currently trying to motivate myself for today‘s excersise. 1w
wanderinglynn Dancing is an excellent workout, both physical & mental. And those stairs—Way to go! 🙌🏻 1w
tdrosebud Those steps look horrible. Congrats on conquering them! 1w
hilded @wanderinglynn You‘re right, thank you 😊 1w
hilded @tdrosebud Thanks! They were in fact quite horrible, but in a good way when I finally reached the top 😊 1w
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. 😊 1w
TheSpineView Dancing is great exercise! Great going! 1w
hilded @Caterina Had a lovely #audiowalk yesterday! Today is was back to work which was busy, busy, busy.. *Eagerly awaits the weekend again* 🤣 1w
hilded @TheSpineView Thank you 😊 1w
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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 💪 2w
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
hilded @Marina_h Yes, we sure can!! 🙌🏻 2w
hilded @wanderinglynn Thank you, great challenge!! 🤩 2w
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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 👍🏼😘 3w
Liz_M I listened to an audio of this one and the "dragged in places" lasted for HOURS! Not a favorite. ? 3w
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 🤣 3w
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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. 2w
hilded @Henrik_Madsen Good to know, I have several left to go on my shelves. I think maybe this will be my next one: 2w
Henrik_Madsen @hilded Oh, Anna Karenina is fabulous. My favorite novel of all time! 2w
hilded @Henrik_Madsen Excellent 🙌🏻 2w
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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!❤ 1mo
hilded @Crazeedi Thank you 😍 Today it feels like summer, the sun is really warming up the balcony ☀️☀️ 1mo
BarbaraBB That looks lovely! Great book too! 1mo
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hilded @BarbaraBB It was, so nice not having to stress to work this morning. Happy Easter 🐥🐣 1mo
BarbaraBB You too! Hopefully with some more sunny days ahead! 1mo
Crazeedi @hilded here too! Put the cushions on the front porch chairs today! 1mo
Liz_M That looks like a lovely trading spot! 1mo
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 🐣 1mo
Liz_M This is a new place - you moved recently? If so, what an excellent feature! Enjoy the holiday weekend and the spring weather. 1mo
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 😊 1mo
UwannaPublishme Enjoy your vacation! 💕 1mo
hilded @UwannaPublishme Thanks, you too! 😘 1mo
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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!!❤🎶 1mo
hilded @Crazeedi Lovely, you‘re welcome! 🤩 1mo
Siri_reads Takk for tipset! 🙌🏻😁 1mo
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hilded @Siri_reads Bare hyggelig 😀 1mo
CafeMom #Hunsakermountain. Tagging a friend. 1mo
hilded @CafeMom I think you need @Hunsakermountain 😊 1mo
Hunsakermountain I love that they do this! Thanks @CafeMom AND @hilded ! 1mo
hilded @Hunsakermountain Me too, it‘s great!😊 1mo
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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! 1mo
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 😊 1mo
Tashaxlynn Alright @hilded , you‘ve convinced me! 😂 1mo
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hilded @Tashaxlynn I hope I didn‘t set your expectations too high, lol 😂 1mo
Tashaxlynn @hilded I love him so I‘m sure I‘ll love it! 😛 1mo
Suet624 An amazing story. 4w
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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. 3mo
JoScho Movers are worth every single penny! 3mo
RachelO Happy New Home! 3mo
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hilded @kaye & @RachelO Thanks 😘 3mo
hilded @JoScho They so are!!! I was sweating on their behalf when they carried the freezer and the washing machine. They were great! 👏🏻🤩 3mo
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. 3mo
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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
#LitsyWalkers
#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. 3mo
Crazeedi Take care, good luck with your move hope all goes smoothly 3mo
mabell Good luck with your move! 3mo
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Marina_h Good luck with your move. It can definitely be a bit stressful! Are you staying in Oslo? 3mo
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 😴😂🙈 3mo
Kaye You‘re getting lots of exercise ! 3mo
hilded @kaye True, lol 😂 3mo
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 3mo
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 😊 3mo
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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 🌟 3mo
DarcysMom Great pictures! 3mo
CafeMom I loved this book. 3mo
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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 👍🏼🌟 3mo
DivineDiana It is hard to see. What are they? 3mo
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) 3mo
DivineDiana Thank you! So interesting! 3mo
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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.

#LitsyWalkersBingo - Street Sign
#1001books

Kaye Great job on the walk and the street sign ! Glad you like the book. It‘s really good ♥️ 3mo
DarcysMom It looks like a very chilly walk! Good job getting out! 😁 3mo
hilded @kaye I‘m really enjoying it, makes the walks very entertaining 😍 Fun idea you had with the Bingo scavenger hunt 👍 3mo
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 😊👍 3mo
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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 😊

#CurrentlyReading
#1001books
#Reading1001
#AtY2019 - name in title or published before 1950 (haven‘t decided yet which prompt I‘ll use it for).

BarbaraBB That cover 😍! I am sure you‘ll love it!! 3mo
Rachbb3 I've never seen that cover before. 😀 3mo
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! 3mo
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Elma I just started this too! 3mo
Rachel_nyc I‘ve never seen that cover either! I loved this when I finally read it last year. Enjoy! 3mo
hilded Hope you‘ll enjoy it as well @Elma! 3mo
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 😊 3mo
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 ⭐️). 3mo
Rachel_nyc @hilded I‘m pretty stingy with 5 star ratings as well but this one earned them! 3mo
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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.

#LitsyWalkers
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#AtY2019 - number in title

DarcysMom Awesome walk! 4mo
Kaye Good job! Pretty walk. 4mo
Kristelh We are really gold with subzero temps and wind. Hard to get steps in. 4mo
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RachelO 👏👏👏 Your stepcount is great!! 4mo
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 😊 4mo
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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 😊

#LitsyWalkers
#1001books

kspenmoll Looks like a lovely place to relax after your walk! 4mo
Kaye Good job ! Snowing here again today too. On my way out to shovel. I‘ll get my time in later today. 4mo
Marina_h This looks so cosy! And I love the idea of these Litsy walks! 4mo
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Bklover Oh, that place looks so comfy and inviting! Wish I was there too! 4mo
hilded @kspenmoll @bklover It is a very nice place, hope you are enjoying your Sunday as well 😊 (edited) 4mo
hilded @kaye Good luck with your shovel! It‘s pouring down here, hasn‘t stopped all day ❄️❄️ 4mo
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. 4mo
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 ? 4mo
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! 4mo
hilded @Marina_h Ja, det blir litt mer spennende når det er en jevn kamp, vi får se hvordan 2-omgangen utvikler seg ?? 4mo
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! 4mo
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 ❄️ 4mo
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 😊 4mo
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! 4mo
DarcysMom Great pictures! 4mo
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. 4mo
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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!

#LitsyWalkers
#1001books

RachelO Yay for sunshine! How‘s this on audio? 4mo
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. 4mo
Kaye Great job getting out to walk today. Your blue sky is beautiful. Glad you are enjoying your book. 4mo
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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. 4mo
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 😂 4mo
DarcysMom Looks like a beautiful day for a walk! 4mo
hilded @DarcysMom It was indeed 😊❄️ 4mo
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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.

#LitsyWalkers
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Kaye Good to get outside isn‘t it ? 👍🏼 4mo
DarcysMom Great idea! 4mo
hilded @kaye Absolutely! And so nice to see all the beautiful pictures from all the #LitsyWalkers 💙 4mo
Bklover Love this!! Go YOU!!👏👏👏 4mo
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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! 😍 4mo
Kaye Beautiful photo. Glad you made it out today. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job!! 4mo
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Bklover That looks so prettt! Love the ❄️ snow! Go YOU!👏👏👍 4mo
hilded @DarcysMom Thanks! It is quite lovely outside now ❄️ 4mo
hilded @kaye Thanks, Kaye, glad you made it out too 😊 4mo
hilded @4thhouseontheleft Thanks, you too 👏🏻 4mo
hilded @Bklover Thank you, I am a big fan of the snow as well ❄️☃️❄️ 4mo
Lauram What a great photo! How did you manage 29 floors? 4mo
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. 4mo
Tanisha_A So pretty! 4mo
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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! 😍 4mo
hilded @britt_brooke Thanks 🤩 4mo
Tanisha_A Do you work with Deloitte? 4mo
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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! 4mo
DarcysMom Great picture! 4mo
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? 4mo
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 😊 4mo
hilded @DarcysMom Thanks! 4mo
Kaye Great job 4mo
Tanisha_A @hilded Ah, I see. Yes, for the US firm in India. And, great photograph! 4mo
BarbaraBB Cool pic! This is Norway? (edited) 4mo
hilded @BarbaraBB Thanks, and yes it‘s Norway:) 4mo
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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! 4mo
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BarbaraBB I loved this book soooo much ❤️💜 4mo
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. 4mo
BarbaraBB After The Birds I read more of his books and they are all good! 4mo
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). 4mo
BarbaraBB @hilded That‘s interesting, I didn‘t know about that language. I read it in Dutch, before it was translated in English! 4mo
Liz_M I loved the story and the ambiguous ending! 4mo
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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! 4mo
hilded @4thhouseontheleft @readordierachel It was very yummy 😋 (edited) 4mo
BarbaraBB Perfect choice I think - the book and the food 😉😘 4mo
batsy Mmm spinach pie looks good! 4mo
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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 📚 4mo
hilded @Marina_h I‘ll keep you posted 😊📚 4mo
BookwormM It‘s a great book 4mo
hilded @BookwormM Excellent, ought to be good when it‘s such a big one 👍 4mo
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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! 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know @Gezemice does this one every year! 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I did last year for the first time, not sure if I‘m jumping in this year or skipping a year🤷‍♀️ 5mo
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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. 😁 5mo
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 😊 5mo
SaturnDoo I just joined the group yesterday on GR. I think I'm going to try it. 😊 5mo
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. 5mo
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. 5mo
hilded Good luck @nomadreader & @SaturnDoo 😊 And to you too @Riveted_Reader_Melissa if you decide to do it:) (edited) 5mo
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. 5mo
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 5mo
hilded @MamaJody Jody, I saw you just joined us, how nice!! Welcome 😘 (edited) 5mo
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. 5mo
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 😉 5mo
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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! 5mo
hilded Indeed, it‘s nice :) @mabell 5mo
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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 5mo
hilded Great, that‘s really promising 🤩 @BookwormM 5mo
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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. 😍🙂 5mo
hilded He is so talented 😍 @CherylRussell 5mo
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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 ☀️

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RachelO 😎 I‘m not very good at reading in the right season! 5mo
hilded Lol, it‘s a cozy read in any season 😅 @RachelO 5mo
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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
#Favourites

Leniverse Er dette voksenbøker, eller passer de for sånn det yngre sjikt av YA-lesere? 5mo
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 5mo
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. ☺️ 5mo
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 5mo
Leniverse Takker! 5mo
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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

JenlovesJT47 ❤️💚❤️ 5mo
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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.

#Favourites

vivastory @HardcoverHearts is hosting a New Year's Day readalong if you're interested. 5mo
hilded That sounds like a really nice way to kick off the new year, thanks for the tip @vivastory :) 5mo
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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!🤩

#1001books
#Favourites
#Chunkster

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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.

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The Sense of an Ending | Julian Barnes
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Excellent novel that begs to be read in one sitting. One of my favourite reads this year.

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RaimeyGallant Beautiful cover. 6mo
vivastory I agree. I read it in one sitting. I thought it was brilliant. 5mo
hilded The movie was also good if you haven‘t seen it @vivastory :) 5mo
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Stoner | John Williams
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For Day 4 of #Adventrecommends I have chosen one of my absolute favourites. A quiet, beautiful book ❤️

I think it‘s time for a re-read soon!

#Favourites

Amiable I've been meaning to read this one for ages 6mo
hilded Hope you get to it soon, it‘s wonderful @Amiable 6mo
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The Christmas Mystery | Jostein Gaarder, Elizabeth Rokkan
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My pick for #AdventRecommends for day 3 is very fitting for the season. It‘s a lovely advent calendar book, where there is one story each day leading up to Christmas 🎄

The #audio version is also beautiful, with a nice soundtrack starting and ending each chapter. This book never fails to get me in the Christmas spirit 🤩

#Favourites
#Seasonreadings

bookcollecter I've read #SophiesWorld and #ThroughAGlassDarkly which is a beautiful, yet sad tale that is at Christmas time as well 6mo
hilded I haven‘t read the latter, so will definitely get to that. Thanks :) @bookcollecter 6mo
AnneCecilie Love this one. This has for the last years been my Christmas book, switching it up this year. 6mo
hilded Enig, den er herlig 🤩 @AnneCecilie 6mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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For day 2 of #AdventRecommends I will choose another of my favourite reads from 2018. Glad I finally got around to reading this, it was excellent!! Very suspenseful novel, although primarily on an inner physcological level.

5⭐️

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Andrew65 This is a book I keep meaning to read. 6mo
hilded Same @Andrew65, I had it on my list for years before I finally got to it. But well worth the wait :) 6mo
Andrew65 @hilded 2019 it is then! First book to make my 2019 list of must reads. 6mo
hilded Hope you‘ll enjoy it @Andrew65 🤞🏻 6mo
Andrew65 @hilded Me too, will let you know. 😊 6mo
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@emilyrose_x had this lovely idea to share our favourites each day in December to count down for Christmas 🤶🏻

I‘ll start with one of my favourite reads this year. It was such a profoundly moving book, the characters will stay with me for a long time.

5⭐️

#AdventRecommends Day 1
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Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton
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Loved this little gem of a book, though hard to say anything about it without revealing the plot. It was beautiful, but sad, and pulled on all the right emotions. The prose was exquisite.

It was my first Wharton, and I hear that The House of Mirth is maybe even better, so I am really looking forward to it now.

Solid 4 ⭐️

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Aimeesue Oh, that pickle dish! My HS lit teacher went on and on and on about it! 😁 6mo
hilded 😂 This was never a required reading in my school, but I don‘t think I would have enjoyed it as a teenager, probably would have gone far over my head and been a snooze fest back then @Aimeesue 6mo
Aimeesue @hilded I grew up near Lenox, Massachusetts, where Wharton's home, The Mount, is, so local interest played a part. Herman Melville's home (Arrowhead) is also nearby, and as one of the views from his study window apparently helped inspire Moby Dick, I'm glad we stuck with "Bartley the Scrivener." ? 6mo
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My last thai dinner in a while coupled with a re-read of the interesting biography of Maya Angelou.

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Samplergal I‘m listening to this atm. So good. I‘d never read it before. 7mo
hilded I agree, it‘s excellent. Although some parts are really tough to read. I have only read this one, so want to read the rest of her biographies as well at some point @Samplergal 7mo
batsy So very good, but I agree—difficult to read, in parts. 7mo
Reviewsbylola That looks so delicious!! 7mo
hilded It was 😋 @Reviewsbylola 7mo
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This book became my first #beachread here on vacation. It was a sweet and funny little book. Like his other books, this one was also a bit surrealistic. A man leaves his life behind when he saves a hare they accidently run over, and leaves his job and wife behind to seek the calming welfare of the nature. Soon the protagonist and the hare finds themselves in many bisarre situations. An entertaining and quick read. 3.6 ⭐️

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BarbaraBB I really enjoyed this one. A surprising read! 7mo
hilded Glad you liked it as well @BarbaraBB :) It was unique! 7mo
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Dream Vacation Getaway | Sophia Sapphire
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The bookshelves at our hotel have some options if I run out of reading materiale while I‘m here 👍 This is some of them, do you spot anyone I shouldn‘t miss?

#Vacayreading
#Beachreading
#Loveit!:)

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Summer mode reading 🏝☀️😍 Really needed a vacation, and it‘s just lovely here:)

#Paradise
#Vacationtime
#Thailand
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Home Sweet Home | Sarah Title
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My next and final destination for my #BackpackEurope trip was #Norway, home sweet home! Nice to be back:) The picture is from one of my hikes this summer ☀️

I finished up my trip reading 'I Curse The River of Time' by Per Petterson. I enjoyed this one, just like all books I have read by Petterson.

All in all a great trip!! Thanks for the fun, everyone!:)
My favourite stay this time was #France with 'The Life Before Us' - beautiful book ❤️

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Iceland's Bell | Halldor Laxness
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It's been a while since I updated my #BackpackEurope trip, but I have been travelling!! At least literary. In real life, I've been really busy moving, it sure takes time to prepare an apartment for sale!!

Went on to #Iceland after leaving London early in September, and had a beautiful stay with the tagged book. It gave a great picture of Iceland, the beautiful nature and the people in ancient Iceland.