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kspenmoll

Joined May 2016

Lifelong reader, teacher insta:kdspenmoll
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A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo
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Little Women (Little Women, #1) by Louisa May Alcott
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Bloodlines by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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The Way to Cook by Julia Child
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Poems for Morning by Various Authors
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Watson's Choice by Gladys Mitchell
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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
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The Night Travelers: A Novel by Armando Lucas Correa
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The Land Of Spices by Kate O'Brien
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A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
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A Book of Days by Patti Smith
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Map: Collected and Last Poems by Wis?awa Szymborska
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Learning to Talk: Stories by Hilary Mantel
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The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martinez
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Mecca: A Novel by Susan Straight
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Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell
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Love and Other Poems by Alex Dimitrov
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Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit
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Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson
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Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
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Body in the Transept by Jeanne M. Dams
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Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
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Her Last Flight: A Novel by Beatriz Williams
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A Black Women's History of the United States by Kali Nicole Gross, Daina Ramey Berry
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Goldenrod: Poems by Maggie Smith
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Murder at Queen's Landing by Andrea Penrose
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An Unlikely Spy: A Novel by Rebecca Starford
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Fire Force, Volume 1 by Atsushi Ohkubo
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Murder by Lamplight | Patrice McDonough
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First leg of our journey to Brooklyn, NY. The tagged is my kindle read. #BrooklynMuseum #PaulMcCartney #photoexhibit #welovetraintravel #excited #happy

majkia I grew up in Windsor Locks! So odd to see it mentioned! 15h
Bookwormjillk I‘ve been to Windsor Locks! An old friend grew up there. 15h
dabbe You are adorable! Have fun! 💚💙💚 10h
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Murder by Lamplight | Patrice McDonough
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The End.
#nunlit

dabbe 💙💚💙 1d
Texreader Gorgeous 23h
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Just wow. Sensory descriptions… Not a surprise the author is a poet. #nunlit

Texreader I love how you did this graphic! What a great idea!! 23h
kspenmoll @Texreader 💕💕 15h
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The first 3 photos are from our HS gradation this Wednesday. All taken from the school‘s instagram account, so public. Each student pictured has a special place in my heart- they are ready to take on the world, but I will miss them! The 4th picture is of our Village green, from a walk. The last picture is a bouquet of flowers, a thank you gift to me from a student. They smell heavenly! #5JoysFriday

dabbe What a difference you have made. 💚💙💚 1d
kspenmoll @dabbe Aww I try, thank you💕💕 1d
DebinHawaii A wonderful list of joys! 💛💛💛 I agree with @dabbe what a difference & impact you have made in their lives! The power of a great teacher lives on in our lives forever! 💜 Thanks for sharing & spreading the joy! 🤗 5h
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More Miracle Than Bird | Alice Miller
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#summersouls #birds #day12 #sunny #day13 #rainy #day14

https://youtu.be/xfmZRiePkEM?si=ATqgkpdLz1RhoUQa

Two books and a song for #rainy “It‘s Raining Men” the Weather Girls - fun & danceable!

Eggs Great photo and song 🎶 ☔️🩵 2d
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The writing is simplistic, but the amateur sleuth, Agnes Lockward is an intriguing character. So I might try 1 more in the series of 4. #readyourkindle

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Walking | Henry Thoreau
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#WednesdayWanderings #litsolace #midsummersolace
This walk was in my neighborhood which is located in a village with houses that include variety of architecture.We are part of the national register for historic sites but not top-tier whatever that means!At the end of my street there is a village green,which has a lovely gazebo with benches & flowers for sitting,gazing,reading,picnicking.We have concerts & celebrate events &decorate for holidays.

IndoorDame So pretty 💚🤍💚 3d
AllDebooks What a beautiful community spot 💚 3d
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#Two4Tuesday

1) usually I try with library books first but that keeps me from attacking my TBR- then kindle helps. I have a backlog of #botm books I need to read- I out a pause on my membership until these are done. Sometimes my mood chooses a book.
2) no top- too many!!!!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!🌞 3d
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#summersouls #starry

When Robert (my son) was about 5 we visited my brother who was then living in Brooklyn. We went to the MOMA & Robert was enthralled with Starry Night. That experience resulted in his lifelong love of art.

Eggs What a lovely moment💙✨💙 5d
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4d
marleed That is so cool. I love when you can point to one experience in a child and see the positive impact it had on him as an adult🌠🌠🌌 4d
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Eggs Great covers! 5d
marleed Still have my copy of the Summer Before the War because that cover is art! 5d
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#hyggehour #readathon #litsolace #midsummersolace

Read some of this poetry book pairing Emily Dickinson with Sara Teasdale. It‘s soothing, true “ solace.”

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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Read4life 💙💙💙 5d
Megabooks It was so good! 5d
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Murder on Tyneside | Eileen Thornton
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Librarybelle Have a good reading week! 6d
TheSpineView Lookin' good! Enjoy! 6d
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This book is a wild ride with funky punky sister Holiday, musician extraordinaire, and dogged,self-appointed detective. #nunlit

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A Scatter of Light | Malinda Lo
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Sunday morning coffee. #sundaybuddyread

TheBookHippie Love it!!! 7d
TheBookHippie Also is that monkey bread? 7d
IndoorDame 😋😋🥰🥰 7d
kspenmoll @TheBookHippie Yes! From a bakery nearby, not me! 6d
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The author‘s breakthrough regarding the direction of her dissertation. #adventuresinphilosophy #Howtothinklikeawoman #ReganPenaluna

I lost our reading sections per week-can you advise? Thanks!
Not unsurprising reading about philosophers over the ages consistently viewing women as “ less than”, “Eves” or docile creatures with little intelligence. Love her notes list.

GingerAntics One chapter a week. I never made an official schedule. 6d
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The Second Home | Christina Clancy
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Catching up on #summersouls days2-8
2)#mountains - Hiking the Ruins of New England
3) #summersport- did not have book
4) #sand 5) #sea The good Women of Safe Harbor
6)#pool Holding Her Breath
7) #fruity Wild Strawberries
8)#friends The Art of Rivalry

Eggs Well done!!! I love exploring ruins👍🏼 1w
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#bookreport

Up at night frequently due to prednisone this week-yay I am taping off! That meant for reading,a positive!
The 1st 7 books right to left are in various buddy read stages. #sundaybuddyread #CampLitsy24 #June #AdventuresInPhilosophy #Little Women #hastagbrigade #nunlit #litsolace #naturallitsy began the Chessman last night #readyourkindle listening to Drop Dead Gorgeous #audible
The last row are books I finished. #readyourkindle

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Continuing with this series which I wish would never end, set in the Outer Herbrides. #readyourkindle #serieslove2024

TheSpineView Enjoy! 1w
CBee I just bought my first Peter May 1w
kspenmoll @CBee Enjoy! I love his books! 1w
CBee @kspenmoll his books look to be right up my alley! 1w
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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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#booksandcoffee #porchlife #CampLitsy24 #June

In love with this book.

I am in Eastern US. What time is discussion?

Megabooks Sometime this morning Barbara will post. Generally, we post in afternoon UK/Europe, mid-morning East coast, early morning west coast. Can‘t wait to read what everyone thinks! 1w
julieclair Gorgeous porch! 1w
squirrelbrain What @julieclair said! (And what @Megabooks said too of course!) 1w
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marleed I like be your porch scene! 1w
Chelsea.Poole Lovely set up! 1w
kspenmoll @julieclair @squirrelbrain @marleed @Chelsea.Poole Thanks so much- my favorite reading spot! 1w
monalyisha You‘ve created the perfect complementary color scheme with your blanket & mug! 💚🌊🌧️🩵 3h
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1) booktalk about James by Percival Evert
2) Breathing better after a horrible asthma attack had to go on prednisone, which I hate but so much better now
3) my porch to escape to and enjoy
4) listening to the birds on my porch
5) My freshman English class working on amazingly creative projects
#5joysFriday #gratitude

dabbe Glad you're feeling better! 💙💚💙 1w
KadaGul I'm glad to hear 👂 that you're feeling better ☺️😌🙂‍↔️ 1w
Catsandbooks Ugh I hate prednisone too! I'm glad you're doing better! ❤️ 1w
kspenmoll @dabbe @KadaGul @Catsandbooks Thanks all, I appreciate your compassion & support.💕 1w
DebinHawaii Glad you‘re okay & feeling better. 💛💛💛Prednisone is a necessary evil for sure but breathing is important! Thanks for sharing your list & helping spread the joy! 🤗 7d
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James: A Novel | Percival Everett
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A fellow teacher gave me a ticket to this sold out talk. I am beyond excited! #gratitude #MarkTwainHouse #James

https://marktwainhouse.org/event/percivaleveretthybrid/

CBee Wow, that‘s exciting!! I‘m jealous and might have to peek in on the livestream - then again I haven‘t read James yet 😅 1w
Ruthiella Awesome! 😎 1w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1w
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kspenmoll @CBee I want to listen to the live stream because I want to review the conversation. They were careful & called the ending “ the thing” for those of us who have not read the book. One of his influences on his writing is Mark Twain. So go ahead & listen to it. I think its going to be up on the Mark Twain house website/ u tube channel. 1w
Suet624 How exciting!! 1w
CBee @kspenmoll good to know! Thank you 😊 1w
julieclair So exciting! 1w
LeahBergen How wonderful! 1w
Hooked_on_books Oh man, I bet that was amazing! 1w
Gissy Nice😃♥️♥️♥️ 1w
Aimeesue Exciting! 1w
kspenmoll @Ruthiella @dabbe @Ruthiella @Suet624 @julieclair @Hooked_on_books @LeahBergen @Gissy @Aimeesue It was such an amazing experience from reception & buffet to the interview (more of a dialogue) itself. The fact that the gift of the ticket just occurred that morning, added to the excitement for me. (edited) 1w
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“ He isn‘t as handsome as my grandfather…”
I loved everything about this chapter - all the joy Jo brought to Laurie. I had to look up Meg‘s dessert! #hashtagbrigade

https://civilwartalk.com/threads/blancmange-recipe.91850/

BarkingMadRead Doesn‘t look very tasty 🤣 1w
willaful @BarkingMadRead I think we've all experienced the blancmange letdown, although it's not nearly as intense as the Turkish Delight letdown!

(Though I recently had some TD from actual Turkey -- one of my husband's coworkers is from there, and brought some when we went to see the eclipse -- and it was quite nice.)
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kspenmoll @willaful 😀😀😀😀😀 1w
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The Sisters | Dervla McTiernan
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Late in posting my reading for #20in4 #readathon. Finished 3 books, read chapters for 3 buddy reads & listened to The Sisters & began The Monument Murders. I enjoy the focus these readathons give me. Thanks @Andrew65 !

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The Monument Murders | Rachel McLean
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Another complicated,complex plot in #4 of this series, with grizzly murders to solve.DCI Leslie Clarke begins an investigation when a dead body is discovered draped over the Globe monument with a note saying go home.Because the man is black,the team questions whether it‘s a hate crime.In the meantime,Leslie has asked a former teammate in Edinburgh to come down & quietly look into her predecessors questionable death by suicide.#readyourkindle

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Just wow. Page 1. Diving in. #nunlit

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Before dinner, soft breezes cooling me down. Aha.. the day is finally done. A full one: work, MD appt, PT. Treating myself to rice crackers, rose Prosecco. #porchlife #nunlit #litsolace #midsummersolace. Breathe, sip, read. Listen to the birds.

TheBookHippie 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚love it!!!!! 2w
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 2w
jlhammar Looks lovely! Excited to start this one, probably in the latter half of the month. I‘m still making my way through this memoir (good so far) 2w
AllDebooks Sounds perfect x 2w
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I just ordered this after reading her essay “ Mourning in a Time of Global Grief.” My original thought was it was about grief/Covid but it‘s really about more universal questions & truths.

https://lithub.com/mourning-in-a-time-of-global-grief/

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Maigret and the Black Sheep | Georges Simenon
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Another introspective novel featuring Maigret.Much of the novel‘s action is centered around meetings with staff over beers & food,interviews,& visits to the murdered man‘s home.Maigret is trying to wrap his head around the murdered “good man”, a decent man, who has no blight in his character.Then why a murder? The presence of a murderer stalks Maigret‘s psyche.In the end,he uncovers a pathological killer known to,but hidden by the family.

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#naturalitsy #litsolace #midsummersolace #wearetheark

I started the simple act of adding milkweed to my garden last spring. I am adding more this June. We have never used chemicals; neither have many of my immediate neighbors. Small steps.
I am so happy you introduced this book to us- it‘s so life affirming & the illustrations are gorgeous!

AllDebooks It's an absolute favourite of mine. I find it so inspiring and full of hope x 23h
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“This is the great forgetting”
#naturalitsy #litsolace #midsummersolace

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#weeklyforecast

Buddy reads: top row. Plan to read assigned chapters.
Bottom row: #readyourkindle #audiblemystery #camplitsy24

Librarybelle Lots of good reading! 2w
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Blowback | Peter May
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Enzo McLeod arrives in Cahours, France to investigate a 7 year-old cold case of a 3 star chef who was found shot dead.Was it suicide or murder? An intricate plot,full of action, twists, & a dramatic surprise ending & salivating descriptions of food & wine kept me engaged.Themes of family-love,betrayal redemption,reconciliation-are explored throughout, involving brothers,fathers & sons, wives, lovers &daughters. #setieslove2024 5⭐️

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My first edition of Little Women bought in 1963. As to its publication date, it states: “THE SPECIAL CONTENTS OF THIS EDITION ARE COPYRIGHT, 1947, by GROSSET & DUNLAP,INC.”
There are both color plate & black & cream drawings illustrated by Louis Jambor. #hashtagbrigade
Beginning my day with coffee & Little Women. #coffeeandbooks

IndoorDame 🤩🤩🤩🤩 2w
tpixie How lovely! Thanks for sharing! What a find! 2w
AllDebooks 😍 2w
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BarkingMadRead So beautiful!!! 2w
Cuilin I love the cover 💞 2w
kspenmoll @Cuilin It used to have a paper cover with a color painting but it‘s long gone. I like the cover without it. 2w
kspenmoll @tpixie My younger sister had this edition of mine & found it when she moved . 2w
tpixie @kspenmoll treasures 💎 2w
LeahBergen Love it! 2w
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Reading this book never gets old. Chapter 1 tonight.#buddyread #hashtagbrigade

BarkingMadRead I love this cover! 2w
Ruthiella Yes! This is a beautiful edition. 😍 2w
Tamra What a cover! 2w
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sblbooks Wow, gorgeous cover! 2w
tpixie And gorgeous cover!!! 2w
Gissy Beautiful edition😍👌 2w
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#1 of the Lady Monfort mystery series details both Edwardian upstairs and downstairs daily life in a country manor.Lady M has been busy planning her annual summer costume ball for months with impeccable detail, only to have the murder of her cruel,bullying,conniving, narcissistic nephew interfere with her plans.Her son is one of the suspects,so she partners with her Housekeeper to solve the case.A runaway maid & the modern granddaughter of a 🔽

kspenmoll 🔼 Peer who has gone missing adds confusion & more questions about the murder. #serieslove2024 #libraryfind #LadyMonfortMystery (edited) 2w
TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖📚 2w
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I am so enjoying this series & DCI Lesley Clark. #serieslove2024 #3 is set on a remote island, where secrets among its residents abound, rendering any murder investigation challenging. In #5, a wealthy lawyer & companion are found murdered in a mansion. Meanwhile, a local journalist is disappeared while she is investigating DCI Leslie‘s predecessors death.#6-Lesley senses tensions among her team members & her girlfriend is acting cagey.🔽

kspenmoll 🔼 a body is uncovered in a landslide. Leslie must put all the pieces of this puzzle together to discover the truth. #serieslove2024 (edited) 2w
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I started reading Coffin Road by Peter May (on my original list)but bailed- too much of an eerie scary thriller for my night reading. Began the tagged library book instead last night. #20in4 #readathon

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I am still listening to this chorus. #birdsong courtesy of the app merlin Bird ID #porchlife #midsummersolace #litsolace

TheBookHippie Oh lovely. I love birds. 2w
Chelsea.Poole We love the Merlin app! 2w
Chrissyreadit i have to get this app! 2w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2w
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A morning of breakfast ( finished) on the porch. Now relaxing with coffee & a book, surrounded by birdsong. #porchlife #coffeeandbooks #midsummersolace #litsolace #naturalitsy

Tamra Best mornings! 2w
Chrissyreadit ☀️☀️☀️☀️ 2w
TheBookHippie 💚💚💚💚 2w
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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#summersouls #day1 #picnic

I read this oh so long ago…

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love how people still kind of think it‘s a true story or at least based on one. Did you ever read the final chapter that “solves” the mystery? I‘m glad it didn‘t make the final cut tbh, I don‘t think it would have achieved that same level of cultural significance with it. 2w
kspenmoll @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I never did read that final chapter. I agree with you- this book & its mystery is better left to the imagination of the reader! 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @kspenmoll, can‘t say I recommend it. The 1975 Peter Weir movie is pretty good too - I think it‘s been adapted more recently but I haven‘t seen it. 2w
Eggs Perfection🫶🏻 2w
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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Tentative plans for this readathon, #20in4 #May31toJune3 Anyone is welcome to join in!

~ listen to The Sisters #audiblemystery
~start Coffin Road #libraryfind #outerHerbrides #mystery
~How to Think Like a Woman #ReganPenaluna #womeninphilosopy #adventuresinphilosphy #buddyread
~A Scatter of Light #YA #sundaybuddyread
~Clear #fiction #camplitsy24 #buddyread

Megabooks I hope you enjoy Clear as much as I did! 2w
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Scandal Above Stairs | Jennifer Ashley
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Kat Holloway,cook extraordinaire,works for an upper echelon family in 1881 London.The eccentric daughter, who loves the freedom that dressing as a man in the night affords her, asks Kat to help her investigate when art & antiquities are stolen from upper class home & her friend is a suspect.Kat‘s possible love interest,Daniel,
an expert in disguise,is also investigating these thefts.What begins as a case of thievery becomes a case of murder.

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The Mapmaker's Daughter | Clare Marchant
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Eggs Ahhh sweet story 🥰🥰 2w
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#5joysfriday 5/25-5/31

1) so grateful, full of joy to have the 9 grade co-teacher I work with- an amazing teacher- and my resource room cohort. 🩵
2) dinner out last night with an old dear friend. We ate on the outdoor porch.
3) our village Memorial Day Parade just missed the pouring rain!
4) my son loves his internship
5) my freshman English class is the best; I will be sad to say goodbye! They are ready to move on! Their last day is June 14.

DebinHawaii Lovely list of joys! 💛💛💛 Good dinners with old friends are especially joyful! Thanks for joining in & spreading the joy! 🤗 2w
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Books from my kindle for May. #readyourkindle #May #TBR

CBee Awesome 🤩 2w
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This epigraph… ❤️ Hildegard! A look back in time..read Illuminations: a novel of Hildgard von Bingen with #nunlit buddy read.
#HowToThinkLikeAWoman #ReganPenaluna #AdventuresinPhilosophy #DeadPhilosophersSociety

TheBookHippie 💜💜💜💜💜 3w
Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 3w
jlhammar Love that. Illuminations was so good! 3w
GingerAntics 🧡🧡🧡 2w
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This series is set on the Outer Herbrides islands off the coast of Scotland. #storysettings #island #May28

Eggs Brilliant choice! 3w
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