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julesG

julesG

Joined September 2016

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Double dip from my currently reading pile (so much for the forecast).

Both stories about master thieves. Both MCs must have been born under a #LuckyStar. They are capable of stealing anything, even the #Masterpiece from the most protected vault in town.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Sometimes you need to abandon the forecast and go where your mood takes you!! Both books sound great 5h
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Monday, Monday: A Novel | Elizabeth Crook
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📚The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
📺The Help
🎤Cake by the Ocean

#manicmonday @JoScho

Suet624 Loved that book! 20h
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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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When's the next book in the series coming?

Forced into working as a wench at the local RenFair this summer, Emily suddenly finds herself handfasted to a pirate, played by her least favourite person at the fair, or is he?

Cute story! I enjoyed the audiobook very much.

#GhostCat decided to snag my seat after I got fresh tea. I swear she had a smug smile on her face when I returned.

#catsoflitsy #audioknitting #FibreFansOfLitsy #teaandbooks

CocoReads That sounds super cute! Stacked. 1d
TK421 I really liked this book. 23h
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Cambridge Blue | Alison Bruce
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Not really #TrueBlue and not a bit of blue on the cover.

An okay read, btw.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ha!!! Glad to know book was decent 2d
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Fitness For Dummies | Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg
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#BFCr4 @wanderinglynn

#wrapup #checkin

I lost some pounds, gained muscle strength and, according to my physiotherapist, the change is visible.

THANK YOU LYNN! 😘😘😘

britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2d
4thhouseontheleft That is fantastic Jules! 🎉🙌🏽 2d
ElishaLovesBooks Way to go! 🎉 2d
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robinb Congratulations...way to go!!! 👏👏👏👏💪💪 2d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 That‘s awesome! 💜 2d
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s so AWESOME! 👏🎉 12h
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#WeeklyForecast @Cinfhen

Again, tentative. I know myself, I have a tendency to ignore my plans and read several other books or none at all.

Enjoying the tagged book at the moment.

4thhouseontheleft Looks like some fun reads! 2d
LeeRHarry I finished Six of Crows last week and loved it 😊 2d
julesG @LeeRHarry I finished my third reread with my kid last night. Now I have to hurry on with Crooked Kingdom so we can read the German edition together. 2d
Velvetfur I know exactly what you mean, I'm the same - "I'm going to read this, then this, then this - wait, what's that? I'll read that instead!" ? 2d
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Mehso-so

I was drawn in by the cover, which is similar to The Keeper of Lost Things. But unlike Hogan's novel, this didn't draw me in immediately and I was considering to bail several times. I couldn't really connect to the MC. Did not understand why she kept her hobby secret as if it was a state secret. The misunderstanding that kept her from getting together with the love interest was jarring.

I hope the ARC was revised before publishing.

#NetGalley

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A Random Act of Kindness | Sophie Jenkins
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#Bookreport

Finished two books.
Made progress in three books (savouring the Dreyer very slowly)
Forgot all about The Oddmire Book 2
Started the tagged ARC and Crooked Kingdom

@Cinfhen

TheAromaofBooks I had a weekly forecast book that I forgot about this week, too! 2d
Cinfhen Those ARCs are KILLING me and it‘s ALL MY OWN DOING 2d
julesG @Cinfhen Exactly! And what did I do after reviewing two this morning? Browse and request some more of course. 2d
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The Da Vinci Code | Dan Brown
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Taking as much artistic licence with today's prompt as Dan Brown took with the Paris Meridian. 😁😉

#Borderline

#MOvember @Cinfhen

CarolynM 😂 2d
Cinfhen Hahaha 2d
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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One kid done, one to go. 😸😸😸

The kiddo loved the story and told me to go read Crooked Kingdom tonight so we can start the German edition tomorrow.

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Where the Shadows Lie | Michael Ridpath
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Freespirit This looks good! 3d
BarbaraBB I‘m going to make a list with European books per country! Thanks Cindy! 💕 3d
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Europe | Mike Graf
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Inspired by @Kalalalatja's post about Danish authors, here's a list of German books translated into English.

@Librarybelle and @BarbaraBB

https://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/100-must-reads/s-43415865

squirrelbrain Thank you! 😁👍❤️ 4d
julesG @squirrelbrain I've heard a lot of good about Stanisic 4d
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squirrelbrain That one does sound good! 4d
julesG @squirrelbrain I've had the pleasure of spending three weeks in a rehab facility with Ms Lewitscharoff. Sitting side by side three meals a day we talked books very often. Unfortunately she kept insisting I wasn't reading real novels (guess my tastes are too mass market), she gave me the following novel of hers. I still have to read it. 4d
BarbaraBB This is so useful, thank you so much! (edited) 4d
squirrelbrain I guess none of us read ‘real‘ novels then! 🤔 4d
LeeRHarry Thanks muchly 😊 4d
Kalalalatja Thanks! 4d
Librarybelle Thanks for sharing this! 4d
Freespirit Another great post. I just read an Stefan Zweig novel and loved it! 3d
CarolynM Thank you. Very helpful😘 3d
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November 9: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1) haven't read it, but it was the first to come to mind
2) I really noticed the #bookfitnesschallenge results compared to before round 1
3) it's "Film Friday" in my house. We'll be watching one film together, which usually turns into two ?
4) just one (half-)uncle
5) on it

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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

1) feeling fitter thanks to the #bookfitnesschallenge
2) *by Zombies
3) cold, clear sky, I can see some stars

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing! ☺️ 5d
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Paper Lanterns | Stefan Czernecki
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We went to my daughter's lantern festival. I had to improvise and made two lanterns in 10 minutes. Glow sticks for the win!

Best thing about this though, managed the brisk walk home from the school without being winded in any way. This is what all the rounds of #BFC have done for me.

#BFCr4 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! I‘m so happy You have gotten something out of BFC. ☺️ 5d
julesG @wanderinglynn Also lost 4 kilos, changed some food habits, made water a priority, do yoga every day now (my physiotherapist told me, she can see the differences), AND my kids have become more active and healthier eaters. 5d
Crazeedi Great job! BFC has been a blessing! 5d
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wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! 🙌🏻 I‘m so proud of you! 💜 5d
LiteraryinLititz Congrats on these great lifestyle changes!! 5d
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Tkgbjenn1 Sapiens is on my to read list. 5d
Mandoul Really looking forward to having those on audio. Have heard really good things about his books. 5d
Cinfhen All of his books are on my #HopefullySoon pile 5d
Lucy_Anywhere I've read Sapiens - absolutely fascinating! 5d
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This is my church (well, not actually mine, but you get my meaning), so reading to me is #LikeAPrayer.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Pic from internet

Cathythoughts I get your meaning 👍🏻❤️ 5d
eraderneely Amen to that! 5d
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Caroline2 Beautiful 😍 5d
BethM 😍😍😍 5d
Amiable Is that heaven? 😍 5d
Sace I'm in love 😍💕 5d
GingerAntics That is just gorgeous!!! 5d
Kalalalatja I just want to live there 😍 5d
Deifio 😍❤️❤️❤️ 5d
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The wonderful @MaleficentBookDragon is organising the #JolabokaflodSwap.

You send ONE book and chocolate to your match to be unpacked on the evening of Christmas Eve (Dec 24th).

Check her page for the full information and the link.

#Jólabókaflód
#Jolabokaflod

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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These stories happen in the #Future.

I highly recommend getting the physical copy and the full cast audiobook.

Brought the books along as props for the family photo shooting in the forest. Only got a glimpse at the pictures today.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen You did a family photo shoot?? That sounds fabulous 7d
julesG @Cinfhen Yes, we went for a little hike into the forest and froze our behinds and fingers off for three hours. But, it was fun. From the preliminary pictures I know that freezing my fingers off was worth it. 😁 7d
Cinfhen I hope you‘ll share a photo or two?? 7d
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GingerAntics I really want to read these books, purely because of the love your family has for these. 7d
julesG @GingerAntics Do it, read them! 7d
GingerAntics I‘m working on getting my hands on copies. I have no idea why this seems to be so complicated. 7d
GingerAntics Okay. Apple Books now has them in English. When I get paid, this is happening. 7d
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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JoScho Love the collage. Thanks for playing 😊🧳 1w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thank you @ljuliel, sending blessings right back to you.

My self care is taking time for myself. Having a long bath, or going for a walk, reading or crafting. Being alone.

Sending relaxing energy and blessings to @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady @imabusybee @Cosyreader @monalyisha @RachelO @LauraBeth @sisilia

#moonreflections

sprainedbrain That‘s my kind of self-care, too! Blessings❤️ 1w
Meaw_catlady Excellent self care techniques! Blessing right back to you ! ❤️ 1w
imabusybee 😘Thanks so much!! 1w
sisilia Thanks you 😘 I travel solo for extreme me-time 🤪 1w
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While reading the German Six of Crows to my kid I have often stumbled across awkward sentence constructions, mistranslations (leading to factual error), terrible grammar and punctuation. My kid now hands me the book and a pencil each time we read together. 😁
There might be a revised translation, but I don't think so. At least my other kid will have the benefit of a revised/copy edited book soon. 😉

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick 1 pt. 1w
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Beautiful Stranger | Christina Lauren
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This #BeautifulStranger is on my "I might read this one day but it's not pressing" TBR.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I wish there was a spot on Litsy where I could categorize all those types of books 1w
julesG @Cinfhen And some way to easily clean up the TBR list. It's such a bother that I haven't done it in ages. I need to though. 1w
Cinfhen Me too!!! My TBR is a huge mess 1w
Bookzombie @cinfhen I wish you could see it in reverse order. That way I could see the oldest stacked first. I also wish it wouldn‘t allow you to stack duplicates of books. 1w
Cinfhen There has to be a better system and whenever I try to clean up my Litsy TBR it becomes such a hassle @Bookzombie 1w
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Thank You | Amelia Riedler
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Thank you for hosting this #readathon!

@MrBook @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher

Deleted my timing while taking a screenshot; three fingers drawing down on the display isn't as easy as it sounds 😑.

#MrBook1InAMillion #readathon #24B4Monday #PartyOfOne #LitsyPartyOfOne

UnidragonFrag Congrats! 🎉🎉 1w
Lynnsoprano Thanks for being part of the celebration! 1w
MrBook Aww, lol. You were on 🔥🔥🔥! Thank you for joining the fun! ☺️🤗 1w
Andrew65 Thanks and a big thank you for taking part. You did a great job especially taking in your other demands. 👏👏👏😊👍🙌 1w
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Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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Thanks for the tag @EadieB and @Andrew65

Just a few books with #FoodOnTheCover

#KeepLitsyAlive @ljuliel

Andrew65 Some great choices 👏👏👏 1w
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My kids left one lonely peanut whatever-it's-called-in-English for me. BTW, my kids call these snacks elephant bogeys. AND my kids said they were just protecting me from making greasy fingerprints on my Kindle. (they know me and my OCD so well)

11hours roughly

#booksandsnacks #LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday #MrBook1InAMillion #readathon

@MrBook @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher

Rachel.Rencher Is that a cheeto? Those will definitely leave greasy marks on your book 🤣 1w
julesG @Rachel.Rencher Similar to Cheetos, it's peanut flavoured. They're called "Flips" in German. 1w
Rachel.Rencher @julesG Oh I've never seen that! That actually sounds pretty yummy 1w
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Beatlefan129 How thoughtful of them, haha 1w
Lauram I tried these for the first time yesterday. I‘m sorry there‘s only 1 for you to enjoy. 1w
Linsy 😂 1w
Aimeesue @Rachel.Rencher Trader Joe's sells them in the US, where they're called Bamba peanut snacks. They're in the chip aisle and they're awesome! (edited) 1w
ljuliel I‘ve never seen them or heard of them. I‘d like to try them. I‘m trying to picture .peanut flavored Cheetos. 1w
Lynnsoprano I‘ve never heard of these. Must try. 1w
Andrew65 Nice to see your kids looking after you. 😂 1w
MrBook 😂🤣👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I really like the idea of the #WeeklyForecast. A forecast means it's not set in stone (just look at the weather forecast) and that's best for me. I might just change my mind and start five other books. 😸

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Exactly😜 1w
Crazeedi That's kinda why I haven't done a forecast, I'm so fickle!! 1w
ravenlee I enjoyed Well Met so much from the library I bought my own copy yesterday! Your selections look great. 1w
MarriedtoMrT I second Well Met! @ravenlee 1w
Sace Agreed. I like the short time frame too. I feel successful every week 😁 1w
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Fitness For Dummies | Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg
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#BFCr4 @wanderinglynn

40k steps, but I managed to get nearly 7 hours of sleep each day. A few cardio exercises, a bit of yoga.
Means this week was a not a huge win, but I'm proud of myself for making sleep a priority. 😁

Oryx Sleep is the foundation 😉 1w
Nute I need to work on being a better sleeper and getting more rest-filled hours. Congrats on your achievement! 1w
julesG @Oryx Still so grateful you mentioned that book to me. @nute this book made me change my mind 1w
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Nute Checking it out. Thanks for the recommendation!💕 1w
Crazeedi Sleep is a priority for me! 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 looks like a great week to me because sleep is super important. 1w
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A few #Snacks, more or less, for #LitsyPartyOfOne.

My kids have been a great help (Not!), hence the rather low timing so far. I'm determined to get to 12 hours though.

#MrBook1InAMillion #readathon #24B4Monday #PartyOfOne

@MrBook @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher

Texreader Yummy!! 1w
Andrew65 😂 That‘s what kids were invented for . A real smorgasbord of a post, wasn‘t sure where to look. A great time, especially with children on the loose. 😊👏👏👏🥳 1w
Hooked_on_books I like your kids‘ style! I can‘t take my eyes off that pancake cake. 🤤 1w
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Linsy That‘s the best!! 😋 1w
Rachel.Rencher Those pancakes look amazing 😍 1w
MrBook MMMmmm 😋!!! 1w
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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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After @Cinfhen posted her picture of banana muffins I had to make some for breakfast. They turned out quite well and I'll have to make them again soon, the kids love them.

#AudioBaking to the tagged #audiobook

valeriegeary Yum! 1w
batsy Aaah ... coffee & freshly baked muffins in the morning! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm The kitchen must smell heavenly! 1w
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julesG @erzascarletbookgasm It did. Got two of three monkeys out of bed. (my daughter had a friend sleep over, my son -in typical teenager fashion- still is asleep) 1w
Freespirit Yum!! 1w
ljuliel Sounds good . They‘re my favorite ! 1w
Cinfhen Yay!!!! So glad they were a hit for your gang too!! One bowl super easy 🍌❣️ 1w
LauraBeth I had banana bread this morning as a result of that post yesterday! 😂 1w
julesG @LauraBeth That's what I'd usually make, so the muffins were a good idea. 1w
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻perfect 1w
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Cinfhen Well played 💜 1w
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Andrew65 Going well 👏👏👏 1w
ljuliel ✨💕✨💕✨ 1w
jb72 Good time! 1w
MrBook Loving it! 😎🤗 1w
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Only two hours so far. Busy day.

#LitsyPartyOfOne turned into a party of two. We have John McLane on. My son's rereading Skulduggery Pleasant, I'm tackling this former ARC from my backlog.

#MrBook1InAMillion #readathon #24B4Monday

@MrBook @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano

Andrew65 Better than me with work, hoping to catch up tonight. 2w
MrBook Love me some John McClane! Yippe kai yay!!! 😆👏🏻🙌🏻 1w
Bookwomble A community cinema near us is showing Die Hard on Christmas Eve as one of it's classic Christmas movies - tickets booked for the family 😊 🎅🏼🤶🏼🎄 1w
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1) Azul (at the moment)
2) Iceland and the Orkneys - can't decide
3) exceed my goal in May 🙈 - 270/150 books right now
4) JKR - I was pretty sure Harry Potter was just for kids
5) What's the weirdest thing you've ever used as a bookmark? - I think the empty ice-lolli wrapper is the weirdest for me.

Freespirit Iceland is amazing! 2w
Megabooks Whoa! Great job on the books!! And probably a Kleenex (unused). 2w
SilversReviews You do have quite a few games. 😊 Love the photo. 2w
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ljuliel Bookmark....I can‘t think of anything super weird. Maybe a receipt or a straw wrapper ? 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks A cat 🐈 (maybe not that unusual here on Litsy 😂) when I needed to go fix a snack. 2w
Balibee146 Lol.... I've used a plastic Iron Man figure 😁😜 2w
therealdealbeall What's Azul? We're boardgame people at my house and I haven't heard of that one, so I'm curious! 2w
DaveGreen7777 5. A napkin! 😂 2w
tournevis @therealdealbeall Azul is great. You're making mosaic floors. A set collecting tile setting game, you draft differently coloured bakelite tiles to fill "orders" to make points. Very fun, deceptively simple and beautiful to look at. There are two sequel games for slightly more complex gameplay. 2w
tournevis 5. A empty cello bag that had held flavoured peanuts earlier that day. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Ooo I keep thinking about getting Azul. It just looks so pretty! Love Settlers of Catan as well and have a few expansions. Have you ever played Dominion? 2w
wanderinglynn In one of my poetry books, I use a leaf from a ginkgo tree and another I have a clover as a bookmark. ☘️ 2w
rabbitprincess Adding to the love for Azul! 💙 2w
Susanita World Series ticket 😎 2w
Susanita Also, Orkney Islands are cool. 2w
tessavi I love photos of bookshelves bus as a boardgamer I also loved seeing these photos 😍 2w
Mandoul Wow smashed your reading target well done! Q5 I used to bookmark with an old watch strap....re-use in action 😂 2w
Mollyanna My dog‘s tail. Quickly! He was not happy. 2w
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Most of the books on the top shelf are about English grammar and vocabulary. I have used them for teaching English as a Second Language, but also to learn more about English myself. (and this shelf is just the tip of the teaching material iceberg)

I'm still certain that I have yet to master the art of #ExpressYourself properly. 😉

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great bookshelves 🧡 2w
Kaddele Oooh, I recognize some of these from my own shelves ... 2w
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Men at Arms (Revised) | Terry Pratchett
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Just a friendly reminder that next month we'll be reading #MenAtArms! Dig out your books, put in your library holds, or place your orders! The next Discworld adventure continues on December 8th! Woohoo!

If anyone wants to be tagged/untagged for future posts please let me know! Happy to oblige!

@TricksyTails

#OokBOokClub #Discworld #SirTerryPratchett #TerryPratchett #PratchettPosse #ReadAlong #BuddyRead

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Johnny and the Dead | Terry Pratchett
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OokBOokClub-ers, our Discworld adventure continues TODAY with #JohnnyAndTheDead!

Looking forward to our discussion next month!

Happy reading!

#PratchettPosse #EpicBuddyRead #SirTerryPratchett

@TricksyTails

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Tentative #TBR for the #MrBook1InAMillion #24B4Monday #readathon.

Six of Crows in German with the kids.
15 ARCs waiting on my kindle.
Dreyer's English and City of Ghosts have been sitting on my shelf for a long time, I think it's time I read them.

@MrBook @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

MrBook Nice!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻☺️🤗🤗 2w
Andrew65 Should be a great weekend again for you. 2w
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Chris Riddell's illustrations are pretty #Iconic.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

A few illustrations for @RachelO

jb72 I first saw his illustrations in Art Matters by Neil Gaiman. He is very good. 2w
Avanders Agreed — I love his style! 😄 2w
RachelO 👍 Fantastic- thank you 😊 2w
Readswithcoffee I was scrolling through and was immediately struck by those illustrations. Wow! 2w
Kalalalatja Love Chris Riddell‘s work 🙌🙌 2w
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The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
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#KeepLitsyActive #KeepLitsyAlive

#historybooks

I remember enjoying the tagged book, once I got past the prologue. 😉

Medieval and especially religious/monastic history has fascinated me since my teen years. But it's just one period of history that I like. I enjoy fiction and non-fiction set in nearly all periods. I have to force myself to read stories and NF set between 1935 and 1980 though.

@ljuliel

ljuliel This is one I‘ve always wanted to read , Jules. It‘s also in my Someday List. I don‘t do TBR lists. I do ....Someday I‘m Gonna Read That Lists. Thanks for posting. 💕 2w
julesG @ljuliel That's how I treat my TBR. It's the list of books I want to get to one day. The prologue of Name of the Rose is boring, stick with it, the story is great. 2w
ljuliel Thanks for the tip. That sounds a bit like Michener books. The first hundred pages are a challenge, but stick with it. They are SO good ! 2w
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jb72 I really enjoyed that book. The second half goes much faster. 2w
julesG @ljuliel Thanks for this tip. I have several Michener books on my shelf. 2w
Lucy_Anywhere I have tried reading this book so many times! Never got past the prologue... perhaps I should give it another go 2w
julesG @Lucy_Anywhere I got stuck in the prologue, too. 2w
tournevis Ha! Yes, the prologue, with Hebrew! Good times! 2w
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Lords and Ladies (Revised) | Terry Pratchett
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Hello friends! Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a spoiler. Find the Lords and Ladies post & tap "show me" on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. Join in whenever you can! Today. Tomorrow. Next month! The post will always be up so just tag each other & we'll jump in to discuss with you. Feel free to chat about anything!

#LordsAndLadies
#EpicBuddyRead #SirTerryPratchett #Discworld #PratchettPosse #OokBOokClub

RachelO Eek! Jules! I think I need to be taken off this list - sorry! It‘s been so good to try out some of the other series, but I‘m not getting through 1-a-month, so I‘m ending up reading in an utterly random order (not helped by Overdrive due dates 🤯)- think I‘ll attempt more Pratchett at a slower pace. If you see me commenting on 2-year-old posts, don‘t be surprised!! 2w
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julesG @RachelO No problem! Wish I could lend you my ebooks or audiobooks. 2w
RachelO @julesG It‘s the one thing with e/audiobooks, isn‘t it? Was thinking the other day I‘d really like to post my kindle to someone... It‘s been a great way to expand my Pratchett reading though- will def read more! 2w
Iblu Hey y‘all!!! I am sooo liking this book! Finishing it by tomorrow I think... love the parts with Granny remembering about her youth and the complexity of her feeling her many lives across the different universes. And Nanny with her dwarf courting her and adoring her ways... and so many funny moments... this is one of my favorite Discworld books!!!! 2d
julesG @Iblu One of my favourite Discworld novels 1d
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Lords and Ladies (Revised) | Terry Pratchett
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Welcome to the #OokBOokClub open discussion for #LordsAndLadies! Feel free to discuss anything! Don't forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

#PratchettPosse #EpicBuddyRead #SirTerryPratchett #Discworld #TerryPratchett

Lucy_Anywhere So I probably read this as a young teenager and completely missed a lot of the adult references 😂 2w
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julesG @Lucy_Anywhere I felt the same. It's so good to reread the Discworld novels. BTW, I nearly spit my coffee across the table at Nanny Ogg checking under her bed for men, because she might be lucky. 😂😂😂 2w
DrexEdit This is definitely one of my top five #Discworld stories. I enjoyed reading this very much. I thought the witches gained layers of character here and Sir Pratchett did a fantastic job with these characters! 😊 👍 2w
TheSpineView @DrexEdit I agree with you. There was a lot more character development which I enjoyed. 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @julesG That was hilarious! 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DrexEdit I love the witches! I first encountered them with Tiffany Aching, so it‘s so great to read and watch them develop into these great characters as those layers get so wonderful. 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really enjoyed this one, and loved Esme‘s development. And so much fun too. 2w
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#documentaries

Right now I'm watching a docu about things that are no longer in use, like tube TVs, telegrams, or telephone booths - mobile phones have made them nearly extinct.

#TodayILearned that there is a federal law regulating the distribution of telephone booths here in Germany. No citizen should live further than 2.3 kilometres from the next telephone booth. 😵

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

PS: the tagged book sounds interesting

TrishB Love trivia facts like that 😁 2w
Clwojick Our phone booths are now 3x the cost they were when I was a child. 2w
Hooked_on_books I spotted a pay phone in the wild the other day. It was so shocking to see it! 2w
Oryx In some villages here, they turned the old red phone boxes into defibrillator stations. 2w
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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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I actually picked this up because @4thhouseontheleft's review mentioned this was a zombie novel that wasn't too zombie-spooky (my words, not hers) and contained a zombie goat.

#audiobook

#CoverCrush

KatieDid927 Solid reasoning. 2w
Crazeedi I normally dont care for this type of book, glad you enjoyed! 2w
Mandoul Thanks, sounds interesting 2w
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wanderinglynn A zombie goat? I‘m intrigued. 2w
julesG @wanderinglynn See that's what got me interested, too. 2w
AnansiGirl Stacking book for the zombie goat. 🧟‍♀️ 2w
BookwormAHN Loved the zombie goat 💚 2w
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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1) JKR, Neil Gaiman, Laini Taylor, Leigh Bardugo, Agatha Christy, Umberto Eco,...
2) If you were to start writing your first book again, would you change anything about the writing process, or the book's content?
3) I'd guess about 500 books, plus books for teaching, cookbooks, my kids' books. I'd hazard the guess that we have over 1.000 books in our flat
4) Hello to my most recent followers @Schlinkles @MrMisterMeditate @kradebaugh

MrMisterMeditate Thanks for the tag 👍 2w
Bookzombie #2 I like your question for the authors. 2w
Eggs Love that question for authors👏🏻🤗 2w
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#KeepLitsyAlive @ljuliel

1) everything, this is the best community out there
2) can't think of anything, since I can unfollow Littens whose content I don't like
3) switching from writing a "blurb" to "quote" or "review" without having to cancel and restart again ?
4) from not at all to 10 times a day
5) all of it, and photo challenges
6) not sure, participation is key

ljuliel Thank you Jules. It‘s good to hear your opinions. It sounds like you‘re satisfied with every area . I‘m working on trying to find ways to get participation back up. 2w
julesG @ljuliel Yes, I'm actually quite happy. I miss a lot of the old Littens who used to be very active but seem to have dropped out (some of them I still see on Instagram, though). 2w
ljuliel I don‘t have Instagram , so I don‘t know what goes on in there. I‘ve had it before but it seems confusing to me the way it‘s set up. I guess once I got used to it, it‘d be ok. I‘ll just stick around in here. I tend to spend lots of time online already. 😊 (edited) 2w
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julesG @ljuliel I'm checking Litsy several times a day, but Instagram only once every few days. I don't like their weird algorithm and I have a hard time connecting with people. Litsy is much more my type of social community. 2w
Megabooks @julesG completely agree with you re: Instagram. I check it often, but only because I‘m bored. If I had to choose, I‘d choose Litsy every time. 2w
jb72 @ljuliel I have Instagram but I really dislike their new algorithms. Nothing is in order. Too many ads. It‘s annoying. I definitely prefer Litsy. 2w
julesG @jb72 @ljuliel @Megabooks Something I truly appreciate about Litsy is it being ad-free. Let's hope it stays this way. Actually, I'd be willing to pay a small yearly fee to keep Litsy ad-free, should push come to shove. And the order of posts is great,too. Sometimes I wish I could scroll the other way, though. Not backwards from most recent to oldest, but rather from last seen post to most recently posted post. 2w
jb72 @julesG @ljuliel I fully agree. I loathe ads (I report ads on FB all the time). IG has gotten out of control with ads. I‘d rather pay a small yearly fee instead of ads. Also it would be nice to scroll from last post seen as sometimes there are a lot of posts I miss going from new to old. 2w
ljuliel @jb72 @julesG @Megabooks Well, it doesn‘t sound like I‘m missing much on Instagram. I only tried it fir a short time and really don‘t like the setup. It‘s easier in here to see what‘s going on, etc. 2w
julesG @ljuliel Facebook and Instagram are crutches I use to stay in contact with a handful of people. Litsy is my home! 2w
LibrarianRyan You can do that changing thing on the desk top. But I would love it on the app! 2w
julesG @LibrarianRyan Ha, didn't know that! Thanks! And yes, it would be great to have it on the app, too. 2w
wanderinglynn @jb72 @julesG IG started sucking when Facebook acquired it and adapted their weird algorithms and stupid ads to IG. I check IG a few times a week. I agree, it‘s not as easy to connect on IG. 2w
Hooked_on_books Oh my gosh, a strong agreement to #3! 2w
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Definitely not #Sorry that I #Crave cakes when browsing through this book. 😉

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen #doubledip 🍦🍦 2w
Emilymdxn Love Nigella! 2w
Hooked_on_books Good god, I want to lick that frosting before it drips! 😆 2w
CarolynM I've made some delicious things from recipes in this book😋 2w
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Lycidas: Roman | Christoph Marzi
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#bookmail

Lots of books for my kids, by Christoph Marzi.

Books for a swap package - in German.

And a knitting book and These Broken Stars for me. 😊

My pumpkins looking like Waldorf and Statler a week after I carved them.

Godmotherx5 I like the look of the knitting book. 2w
Sace I can hear the Waldorf and Statler laugh now! 😂 2w
readordierachel Ha! Those pumpkins are great 😆 2w
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#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

I love #documentaries.
So far I've watched several about the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, including documentaries about the development of both German states until 1989 and what's happened in the 30 years since the Wall fell.
Several docs about medieval Scottish history, especially the clans fighting for the Scottish throne.
The Tudor dynasty, computers, gold, secrets of the Catholic Church,...

Deifio What documentaries did you watch on recent German history? Anything you can recommend? 2w
julesG @Deifio ZDF has a bunch of stuff. I just checked their "Mediathek". I really liked the ones about what has changed within the last 30 years. Think they called it "Bilanz Deutschland" or so. 2w
Velvetfur Documentaries are fantastic, I agree! I'd be interested to find out more about Germany after the Wall, I mean more detail.... I can't believe I haven't been to Germany, just passed through! It's on my list 😊 2w
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julesG @Velvetfur Wish I could recommend any English speaking documentaries, I've only seen German ones. 2w
Velvetfur @julesG I'm sure there will be some, when I get around to looking for one, or there will be books about it too! But thanks for bringing it to my attention, putting it on my radar 😊👍 2w
Clwojick I hardly ever watch tv, but when I do, it‘s often documentary‘s. I‘m more of a true crime nut, but I enjoy history docs too. 2w
GingerAntics Secrets of the Catholic Church? That had to be a trip! 2w
julesG @GingerAntics was very basic stuff, like pope Joan (yes or no, we don't know for sure), and probably only the tip of the iceberg. 2w
GingerAntics Pope Joan? Oh, I think I‘ve heard about this theory. Yeah, I‘ve watched a handful of documentaries on the Catholic Church and I still feel like I‘m at the tip of the iceberg. I also heard a theory that somewhere in the archives they have the arch of the covenant. When asked, the press guy for the church said “the Catholic Church has no more secrets than any other modern country.” Um, dude that‘s A LOT of secrets than. 2w
ValerieAndBooks @julesG @GingerAntics ever since I read the (tagged) historical fiction about her, I like to think there really was a Pope Joan! 2w
julesG @ValerieAndBooks Any woman using her brain and not being intimidated by men could have fooled herself into that job in the Middle Ages. Sadly there weren't that many. But, like you, I think it might have been possible. 2w
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