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Mehso-so

Not a cookbook I‘ll purchase, but I really like this chart! It would make a terrific poster for the kitchen or pantry.

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At Bertram's Hotel | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

I guess Christie and I just aren‘t a great fit. I‘ve tried a handful now and I just don‘t get invested in the characters or mysteries. I do though enjoy the Ms. Marple TV adaptations - go figure.

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Complete Essays | Michel Montaigne
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Strange combo this morning: Tom Yum soup & “Of Wearing Clothes” by Montaigne. 😏

I have to say, I‘m enjoying Montaigne‘s musings.

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Secret Coders | Gene Luen Yang
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My son has gobbled up this series! If you have a tween, they may like it too.

Bookwormjillk Thanks! I‘m always looking for something for my son. 2d
Tamra @Bookwormjillk 👍🏾 My son is hard to please. 2d
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The Complete Essays of Montaigne | Michel de Montaigne
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This essay “ Of Books” isn‘t assigned, but which one of us wouldn‘t open to it immediately? I will have to mark and come back to it!

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The Complete Essays of Montaigne | Michel de Montaigne
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My reading buddy this morning. I‘m venturing into Montaigne this week for my class. I‘m sure I‘ll enjoy him better than Machiavelli. 🤞🏾🐝

Kappadeemom So pretty!!💜 3d
megnews Beautiful 3d
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Season of the Fox | Denise Domning
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Banking this moment for February & March. 😁

Amiable Gorgeous flowers! 3d
whatshesreadingnow Beautiful photo! 3d
Freespirit Lovely lavender! 3d
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catebutler What a lovely spot! Perfect place to read. 3d
batsy 😍😍 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Those flowers are so pretty! Lovely spot! 3d
Cathythoughts Beautiful picture ✨ 3d
Megabooks I have the same iPad case! 3d
Avanders Beautiful 🌈 3d
Tamra @catebutler it is my spot every afternoon from about 5-6 before I put my mom hat back on. 👩🏻‍🍳 3d
Tamra @Amiable 💚 3d
Tamra @whatshesreadingnow it is! I‘m surprised it doesn‘t have more fragrance without me touching it. 3d
Tamra @Megabooks isn‘t it cheery? 3d
Tamra @Cathythoughts thank you! But I know you too have some perennial beauties yourself! There are so few plants I can put in the ground here without making a buffet for the deer. The other day they came right up to the front steps to eat my potted petunias. 😬 3d
Tamra @batsy 😁 3d
Tamra @erzascarletbookgasm thank you! 💚 3d
Cathythoughts It looks so beautiful where you are. Deer ! Indeed , how amazing. We do have some lovely perennials... in a tiny garden.. they are looking good at the moment , I‘ll post a pic soon ... 3d
DGRachel @Tamra @Megabooks I have that iPad case, too!! 🤩 2d
Megabooks @DGRachel 👍🏻😁 2d
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Sorry to say, I only skimmed this to the end to find out what happened to the jerk cop. 😑

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Absorbing break from academic gobbledygook! Sucked into the mystery & medieval setting, enough that I just paid to download the second in the series. The mystery in the second is touched upon in the first and involves the sacrifice of young girls to God. 😮

Cathythoughts Sounds good. Must have a look at the first one 👍🏻♥️ 4d
Cathythoughts Or is this the first one ? 4d
Tamra @Cathythoughts this is the first. It‘s a quick and entertaining read! 3d
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Devotion of Suspect X | Keigo Higashino
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I hated the narrator‘s voice, but I held on for the bizarre story that I enjoyed. I didn‘t see the twist coming. 🗡

Cathythoughts I read this one & really loved it 1w
Anna40 Read it and loved it too. Never would have guessed the ending 1w
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We‘ve been working on this story bit by bit and we loved every minute! 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾 from the Graham bedtime readers! No fantasy, just real kids with a real goal and real challenges. Affirming messages just like in the first installment, can‘t wait for the next to come out in September!

Blaire I‘ve been wanting to read this series with my son. Great review. 2w
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My assigned reading - this irreverent comedy. By chance I found this illustrated hardback at Half Price Books, which greatly enhances the absurdity. (Yes, I mark up my course required books - even nice books. I view them as tools.) 🤓

TrishB That‘s a great illustration 😁 2w
GondorGirl ... is this illustration of a giant man drowning a city with pee? Because that's the way it looks to me... 😯 2w
CarolynM Fabulous illustration 😍 2w
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Tamra @GondorGirl bahahaha Yes! “Par ris” - drenched in sport. 😂 2w
Megabooks Oh, I thought it was fire diarrhea. I guess urine makes more sense. 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
Cathythoughts Lived in books ♥️👍🏻I do the same if I love a book 2w
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I really enjoyed this on audio - I always looked forward to getting back to it! No Greek mythology background required as it‘s a fresh look at the sacking of Troy, or really the waiting for the sacking of Troy, from the perspective of a female slave of royal background won by Achilles. The end is perhaps a little unrealistic, but its definitely a pick!

This is my first Pat Barker book, need to do some investigating!

charl08 Love her WW1 trilogy too: definitely worth seeking out. 2w
Tamra @charl08 👍🏾 2w
Cathythoughts I‘ve been avoiding this one , but I will take a closer look sinse this/your review 👍🏻 2w
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Crazeedi @charl08 I'll have to check that trilogy out! Thanks for mentioning!! 2w
Kimberlone I recommend 2w
sprainedbrain I loved this one! 2w
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New Renaissance course is a serious infringement on my recreational reading. 😖 This week is especially tortuous since most of the poetry assigned revolves around love themes. What was with Shakespeare‘s reproductive obsession in his sonnets? I could understand sex, but these are admonishments to have offspring. Weird.

CindyMyLifeIsLit I LOVE Renaissance poetry!! I envy you! 3w
Tamra @CindyMyLifeIsLit well I wish you could do the work for me! 😜 3w
Palimpsest They especially liked the idea that the offspring look like them. Wish I could take this class! 2w
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Pondering the element of beauty in natural landscapes.

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Not the tagged book, must be too new, but my daughter loved this picture book. It has lots of diversity and you get to pick your clothing, food, activities, places etc. on each page that represents part of the day. A book that is fun multiple times around and friends can “play” together by asking each other‘s choices.

By Julie Morstad

*waiting on son to get out of school

Amiable Your daughter is beautiful! She has such a gorgeous smile. 🙂 3w
Tamra @Amiable thank you - we think so too! 3w
Cathythoughts Beautiful girl ♥️ 3w
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Tamra @Cathythoughts she says “thank you” with a very big grin. 3w
Cathythoughts Awwwww that makes me smile ♥️ 3w
readordierachel Great picture 💕 3w
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Really amazing book for anyone who likes factoids about animals. Beautiful photos and heavy weight paper that is a sensory delight. I am super tempted to buy this one - either that or I‘ll have to keep checking it out from the library!

Daughter is home sick so together we‘ve learned some fascinating facts, e.g. starfish have no brains, heart, or blood. 😲

JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!!! Ok, this may be a weird question....do starfish have consciousness? Like are they aware that they‘re alive? Are there any sensory organs? Fascinating!! 4w
Tamra @JanuarieTimewalker13 😆 Funny you ask because my husband and I were just talking about that & related issues. What characteristics classify it as an “animal?” 4w
Tamra @JanuarieTimewalker13 I think their many sticky feet are sensory. 4w
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Tamra @JanuarieTimewalker13 they regenerate their limbs, but some can even regenerate their bodies from limbs! 4w
JanuarieTimewalker13 I may swap some consciousness for the ability to regenerate limbs....hahahahahaha! 4w
Tamra @JanuarieTimewalker13 😂 Very tempting! 4w
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The Adventures of Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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Audio baking this morning with Don Quixote - 36 hr audio version. 😳

Rachbb3 I'm reading Don Quixote too. For me one chapter a day. Lol. 🤤 4w
wanderinglynn That‘s a long audiobook. You‘re going to have to do a lot of baking! 😂 4w
Ash.on.the.line Those look amazing! Hopefully you have more baking to do! 😂 4w
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Leftcoastzen I‘m coming over, those look great!😂 4w
GypsyKat Yummmm!! 4w
Cathythoughts Looking delish 4w
Tamra @Rachbb3 It‘s going to be required reading for a course this summer, so I thought why not? 😄 Which translation are you reading? 4w
Tamra @wanderinglynn @Ash.on.the.line my kids how so. 😆 4w
Tamra @Leftcoastzen I wish you could! I also made too much hummus yesterday so you could help eat that up too. 4w
Tamra @GypsyKat @Cathythoughts I wish you lived close by to share! 4w
GypsyKat @Tamra Me too! 🤤😂 4w
Rachbb3 The translation is by Edith Grossman. 4w
ladym30 Those look good!! 4w
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Reflection after the government in all its wisdom killed the last grizzly on Escudilla mountain in AZ. They made it safe for cattle, despite the bear only killing one cow each spring. Certainly seemed a fair enough price for sharing the same space.

Related, but from a different book, today I read the Hopis (AZ) traditionally plant more corn than needed for human consumption because animals need to eat too. Seems a reasonable solution to me.

Tamra Well that was a depressing note to end my nature reading this morning. I will have to focus on the WI - FL crane conservation efforts which amazingly are paying off and made me giggle to think of people in white suits jumping around like cranes for hatched chicks. 😆 (edited) 4w
wanderinglynn It‘s sad how short-sighted that was. The Hopis has the right idea. Ecosystems suffer when the big predators are missing. Just look how Yellowstone thrived after grey wolves were reintroduced: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yellowstonepark.com/.amp/things-to-do/wolf-rein... 4w
Tamra @wanderinglynn exactly! 4w
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Male mayflies live a long 30 min! 😲 I guess I‘m not that pressed for time after all.

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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It‘s been many years since I‘ve read and watched Lonesome Dove. Now‘s the time! If you haven‘t watched the movie, Duvall is something else. 💚

Texreader 💜💜💜 Love the book! Movie is great, acting marvelous, but dated. 4w
Tamra @Texreader yes - I wonder if a remake would go over? 4w
Texreader @Tamra So hard to say given these two actors would be hard to replace. 4w
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Cortg I‘ve been wanting to read this for a while now. Maybe this summer will be my time! 4w
Tamra @Cortg it‘s actually a quick & easy read, despite the page count. 😁 You‘ll get wrapped up in the charm of the characters. 4w
Leftcoastzen Lonesome Dove!👏❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Cathythoughts That‘s good to hear. The page count was turning me off a bit 4w
Tamra @Cathythoughts don‘t be! After Chronicle of the Murdered House it will be a piece of cake. 🎂 4w
Cathythoughts That‘s true enough I‘d say 😂 4w
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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Not a novel for readers who are sensitive about fertility issues & loss of children.

Very strong writing voice; well conveyed a sense of place & culture. Could have been edited down as the story sprawled - bit like Mahler & Wagner (GASP) with too many climaxes and the end was not believable. But, with all that the audio narrator made it a great listen.

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If you are a fan of Mo Willems, check out this book by Santat! 😂😆 👍🏾👍🏾 Brilliant! All the humor and sweetness of Willems. My daughter is going to love it when she gets home today.

Harold & Hog tell their friend “pigeon” he can drive the bus in their game of pretend. If you know the real Pigeon, you‘ll know why this is hilarious. Fits the whole story.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Love Mo! 4w
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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I‘m only in the middle of listening to this novel and holy cow! What writing and narration. Completely drawn into the MC.

saresmoore This makes me want to bump it up the list! I look forward to your review. 1mo
Tamra @saresmoore definite trigger warnings for readers having fertility difficulties or death of a child. 1mo
LauraBeth I read this book a while ago but really enjoyed it! 1mo
Tamra @LauraBeth I can see why! 1mo
Christine Loved this one. ❤️ 1mo
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Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
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Graywacke Yes, me too. 😕 1mo
Graywacke Cather has a lot to say on that train ride. Good stuff. 1mo
Tamra @Graywacke definitely! 1mo
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DGRachel I love your cover. It‘s looks very similar to the one I have on my iPad. 😊 1mo
GingerAntics I agree. When did America become the land of A-holes? 1mo
Tamra @DGRachel it‘s very cheery! 1mo
Caterina Yes that sentence is so lovely and I wish that was the prevailing attitude right now. And those immigrants make us stronger and better, they bring so much to this country. 💕 1mo
batsy A beautiful sentiment, simply stated, and all the more moving for that 💚 1mo
Lcsmcat Indeed! 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 1mo
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😳 I had no idea! I would think twice about exploring the Everglades. 🐍

Cathythoughts 👍🏻😂 1mo
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Ahhh, the much maligned dandelion.

PurpleyPumpkin Yes, they are quite pretty. But when they're all over our green lawn, well, not so much.🌼 1mo
Tamra @PurpleyPumpkin 😜 They are nice to see in the spring as a sign, but yes they are pesty. 1mo
Lindy @Tamra I love dandelions and I‘m living in the right city for that because Edmonton stopped controlling them in city parks and boulevards. Beautiful sheets of yellow at this time of year. I like the look of the clocks too, all red stems and delicate puffs. Not like dandruff at all. 4w
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The Which Way Tree | Elizabeth Crook
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A highly descriptive coming of age epistolary adventure western. The end is satisfying in that it‘s not tied up with a pretty bow. Definitely not a saccharine family saga; Crook writes some raw honesty into the relationships.

Narration is well done. 🎤

I love the title and it‘s use in context is perfect too.

LeahBergen This sounds great! I just added it to my ongoing Book Outlet cart 😆 1mo
Tamra @LeahBergen 😬 Sounds like I‘m enabling. I hope you enjoy it! 1mo
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The Little Stranger | Sarah Waters
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3.5⭐️ The extra half star for the narration, Vance is terrific!

The story had all the gothic elements to be fantastic: big crumbling house, atmospheric, ghostly unexplainable goings-on, mental illness (or is it?) but it kinda fizzled out a bit. I was expecting some kind of brilliant twist at the end.

I do admire the feminist strength of one of the MCs - resisting societal expectations.

Everything else about the writing was very good.

Cathythoughts Nice review! Yes al lot of my Bookclub ( who had read S Waters before) were disappointed! It was my first by her & I loved it (edited) 1mo
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My finds for today, along with variegated basil which I hadn‘t seen before. Smells sooo good!

Leftcoastzen Oh ,a Grass I have not read . 1mo
Tamra @Leftcoastzen it is intriguing - a short story for each year of the 20th century! 1mo
SomedayAlmost “Family Furnishings” is so good! 1mo
Tamra @SomedayAlmost yay, a great find! 1mo
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Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
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Cottonwood leaves talking about rain.....love this description. They do indeed chatter! 🌿🌨

Finished Part I, but I‘m fearful I‘ll miss the nature writing. #catherbuddyread

@catebutler @crazeedi @Lcsmcat @Tanisha_A @Tamra @CarolynM @batsy @Caterina @Graywacke

Caterina I loved that description too! 💕 1mo
Lcsmcat So true, and so poetically put. 1mo
Graywacke I love that. Keep thinking about the those trees talking about rain. Great image. @Caterina Left an impression on several of is. 🙂 1mo
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batsy I loved it, too. (I've moved on to the city setting and I do miss the nature writing, but Cather is just so good at describing everything, even urban malaise.) 1mo
Tanisha_A Love that. All the nature descriptions are just gorgeous! Hey @Graywacke quick question, my copy is weird, where does part 1 exactly ends? 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 1mo
Graywacke @Tanisha_A part I ends when Thea is about to head to Chicago. It was about 112 pages in my edition. 1mo
Graywacke @batsy I‘ve moved on too. Thea is a little overwhelmed, you might say. 1mo
Crazeedi I just got the book, I'll try to catch up!! 1mo
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Morning nature reading with favorite breakfast: eggs, beans, & salsa. 😋

readordierachel Cute mug! 1mo
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Thin Air | Michelle Paver
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Not quite as richly atmospheric as Dark Matter, but there was some good tension built up on the mountain by the end. Quick & easy read if you are looking for a ghostly story. I‘d say this was 3⭐️.

The puzzle is a totally incongruent background. 😜

Cathythoughts Nice review! I loved Dark Matter & I have Thin Air ... must read soon 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
kathedron Lovely puzzle! I think I would have enjoyed Thin Air more if I hadn't read Dark Matter first. They were quite similar, with DM being the stronger of the two. 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts it would be a suitable winter read. 1mo
Tamra @kathedron yes, agreed! I really enjoyed DM quite a lot. 1mo
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2 finds today. I LOVED/ADORED Donoghue‘s short story collection Astray, so I picked the tagged book up without hesitation.

I might be the last reader on earth to finally pick up a copy of Housekeeping. I‘ve had Gilead on my shelf for years, but didn‘t want to read it before this one.

Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts ♥️👍🏻 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts have you read either? 1mo
Cathythoughts I havnt. But I have Housekeeping on my TBR 👍🏻 1mo
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Tamra @Cathythoughts buddy read? 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra yes Thankyou ! Later in the summer ? 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts 👍🏾 1mo
Cathythoughts It‘s a date ♥️👍🏻 1mo
DivineDiana I read and loved Gilead. Didn‘t know that I should read Housekeeping first! 🤔 1mo
Tamra @DivineDiana it‘s just a quirk of mine - I don‘t think it is a series. I just thought it would be interesting to read Housekeeping first because Gilead came out decades later. 1mo
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Thin Air | Michelle Paver
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Coffee shop reading with some new blooms! Blustery & cool today, otherwise I would have come away with more. 😬

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3.5⭐️ There are some gems in this collection. They are reminiscent of Ted Kooser in that Wanek examines the ordinary in lovely ways, but there is only one of him so that‘s not a fair comparison, I know.

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Thin Air | Michelle Paver
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Shopping my shelves. I loved Dark Matter by Paver so my hopes are up. If it‘s similar, I read it long ago enough that that would be okay.

LeahBergen I thought this was a fun read. 👍🏻 1mo
Tamra @LeahBergen 🤞🏾 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oooo! I have Dark Matter in my tbr and this one looks good 1mo
Tamra @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it was a fun read! 1mo
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The Stone Angel | Margaret Laurence
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It‘s in Hagar‘s nature to be a holy terror and she is self aware enough to know and accept it.

This classic Canadian novel is an unsentimental look at the life of a fierce uncompromising prairie woman and aging out of independence.

Prairiegirl_reading One of my all time favourites! Manawaka is based on a town not far from where I live. They have a museum in the house where Margaret Laurence grew up. It‘s pretty cool. 1mo
Tamra @Prairiegirl_reading I‘d like to visit it! 1mo
TrishB Recently read this and enjoyed 👍🏻 1mo
LeahBergen @Prairiegirl_reading Yes! I‘ve visited it. 😃 And @Tamra , you can see the Stone Angel gravestone in the cemetery that inspired the one in the book. 1mo
Tamra @LeahBergen oh, that would be awesome! 1mo
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The Blood of Emmett Till | Timothy B. Tyson
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Terrifying the passage about the intentional public hate speech whipping up bigotry. Sounds all too familiar.

Same issues today, different names and years & sometimes tactics.

GingerAntics It really does feel like this is happening all over again. I just read the other day that white supremacists are the most dangerous terrorist group within America‘s boarders right now. It‘s just amazing. Even if they decide you‘re not white enough, they‘ll happily go after you. It‘s scary. I‘m really hoping we can put an end to this before it gets back to lynchings. 1mo
Tamra It might get worse before it gets better. 1mo
GingerAntics I‘m guessing that will be the case, yes. Sadly. So very many steps back in 2016. 1mo
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I have always loved these kinds of riddles. 😄 I‘m going to pose it to my kids - let‘s see how long I can get away with not giving them the answer. 😜

Cathythoughts 💕💕💕 1mo
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The Blood of Emmett Till | Timothy B. Tyson
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Raising my blood pressure. 😡 The culture of blatant racism and and willful disregard is disgusting me.

AnansiGirl And with Timothy B. Tyson tracking down Emmett‘s accuser. We finally hear the truth in 2017 she lied. 😡 1mo
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The Stone Angel | Margaret Laurence
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This is the reward when it finally hits 80 again after 6 months and the winter we‘ve endured!

And when my grading is done!

catebutler So pretty! Enjoy that sunshine and beautiful weather!! 1mo
Melissa_J I loved that book! 1mo
Tamra @catebutler 🌝 I‘m going to take it in today because it‘s not going to last. 1mo
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Tamra @Melissa_J glad to hear it! 1mo
catebutler @Tamra I know! We have rain scheduled for the next week and much lower temps, and it‘s been windy and dark today. I keep telling myself, I‘ll appreciate this cooler weather when it hit 100° in a month. But right now I‘m missing the sun. 1mo
Tamra @catebutler the grass is always greener! 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, I hope you like this 🇨🇦 classic! 1mo
Tamra @LeahBergen I only got a couple of pages in and already quotable. 😄 1mo
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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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Well that was a mistake - reading reviews after buying a book. The one saving grace is I supported our one & only Indie bookstore.

On a happy note, there is this pretty bloom.

emz711 I've always heard mixed reviews but I bought it cheap at a library sale so we'll see how it goes 1mo
robinb Gorgeous! ❤️❤️ 1mo
Tamra @emz711 I would feel better if like you I hadn‘t paid full price! 1mo
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Eggs Beautiful 🤗 1mo
MidnightBookGirl As a bookseller at an indie store, thank you! I read this years ago and didn't love it, but LOTS of people do. It made for a very spirited book discussion at book club! 1mo
marleed I‘m with you. I‘ve yet to finish it. I also paid full price based on the 100 books from the PBS show last summer. 1mo
Tamra @MidnightBookGirl 👍🏾😊 1mo
Tamra @marleed win some lose some. I picked this up on a whim at another Indie bookstore and it was outstanding! You just never know..... (edited) 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I remember liking it, but I read it so many years ago, I don‘t remember a thing except possibly a journey. Pretty flower!!🌸 (edited) 1mo
BookwormM I enjoyed the Alchemist 1mo
Tamra @BookwormM I‘m going to set it aside and come back to it . 😊 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl Supporting your indie bookstore is important! 😎 (edited) 1mo
OrangeMooseReads I liked The Alchemist. At least you bought it Indie 😊 1mo
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Another 5⭐️! What a clever & inventive feminist story that breathes life into Penelope, past and present. The humor too! The passage quoted above is a “video clip” from a modern day court hearing wherein Odysseus is having to defend himself against charges of murder. That last paragraph 😂😂😆

julesG Now I need to read this book! Thanks for the review. 1mo
Tamra @julesG I loved it and it‘s a quick read that you don‘t want to stop! Enjoy! 1mo
julesG Forgot to stack it. So thanks very much for your reply to my comment. 1mo
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“A stick used to beat other women with.”

Oh Penelope! 😫

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The Weight of Snow | Christian Guay-Poliquin
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Two strangers trapped together in a tiny forest village by a brutal winter, dependent upon each other for survival. Trust is a fickle thing.

I had to force myself to slow down! I‘m so glad I picked this book up on a whim. The writing is poetic, which means the translation is excellent!

Tamra Based on what I read on Goodreads about his earlier novel, I think the tagged book is a sequel. (edited) 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Right up my alley! Stacking! And will check on the other book too! 1mo
Tamra @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled honestly I‘m afraid to read the other in case I don‘t like it - I don‘t want to ruin this read! 😜 The other one might be a lot more dystopia focused, which isn‘t my favorite genre. 1mo
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Eggs Ooooo stacking 1mo
BarbaraBB Five stars? Stacked! 1mo
batsy I hadn't heard of this before, so thank you! Stacked based on this review 😆 1mo
Cathythoughts Lovely review & I love this title 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts not really seasonally appropriate, but any time is a good time for a great book! 😆 1mo
Tamra @batsy I hadn‘t either and am so glad I took the chance. So often whims don‘t pay off. 👏🏾 1mo
Tamra @Eggs @BarbaraBB I hope you both get to it! 1mo
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Pickpick

What‘s not to like about Bittman‘s cookbooks? His style suits me perfectly - recipes that are simple & tasty. This is a new one I borrowed from the library that I would like to buy and add to my home collection.

Anyone else partial to paper books for cooking? Ebooks are certainly have their pros, but I find it difficult to browse and cook from ebooks.

Palimpsest I will look up recipes online or on Pinterest, but nothing beats a bound cookbook. There are so many to choose from for all different tastes, not only delicious recipes, but beautiful photos as well. 1mo
Tamra @Palimpsest agreed! I do the same thing. 1mo
AlaMich Oh yes, I hate digital cookbooks! For like, a hundred reasons which I won‘t bore you with! 😆 1mo
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Tamra @AlaMich 😏👍🏾 1mo
Cathythoughts I agree ! The real book is great & can be kept on the kitchen shelves 👍🏻 1mo
8little_paws Personally I like both, I'll print out recipes from an ebook. My partner who was a professional chef hates digital cookbooks 1mo
LapReader Cookbooks nowadays are gorgeous. 1mo
Tamra @8little_paws I do that too, though less so bc now my printer is not conveniently located. 🤨 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts yes, inspiration! 1mo
Tamra @LapReader so true! 1mo
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This is a unique little piece about self discovery and sense of belonging. I am guessing the MC is a voice on the autism spectrum.

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😂 I snorted out loud.

julesG 😂😂😂 1mo
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Mehso-so

Quiet read with some lyrical writing, but I wasn‘t particularly drawn into the story or captivated by the characters.