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The Memoirs of Princess Dashkova | Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova (kni?agini?a), Ekaterina R. Dakova, Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff
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Like candy for a tea lover - so many wonderful choices this morning! 😋☕️ I stocked up yesterday. My favorite is the Gunpowder Special Grade.

Amiable Yum! ☕️ 1d
Jaimelire ❤️☕️ 1d
BethM I‘ve never heard of that company! 1d
Tamra @BethM it‘s a local shop in St. Paul. I am happy to share! 😁 https://www.teasource.com/pages/tea-collection I think you can order online. 1d
LeahBergen Oh, lovely! ☕️ 21h
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The Memoirs of Princess Dashkova | Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova (kni?agini?a), Ekaterina R. Dakova, Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff
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Princess Dashkova was one of our kind! Voracious reader who spent all her “pocket money” on books and had quite a personal library. At a young age she had her own book agent whose pleasure was to acquire the newest publications from France for her.

ravenlee I read this one for a master‘s class several years ago. I enjoyed her stories but found her a little unreliable. 2d
Tamra @ravenlee I am not surprised. My understanding is the memoirs were written as a public act and of course what a notable wants to be public may not be consistent with reality. 😏 Plus the editor/translator noted her communication style is not consistent, partly because as a woman she needed to be deferential to not appear threatening, but at the same time it is clear she didn‘t lack self esteem or confidence! 2d
GingerAntics She sounds awesome! 2d
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Benighted (Valancourt 20th Century Classics) | John Boynton Priestley, J B Priestley
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The Salesman's Shoes | James Roderick Burns
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Not the tagged book. ”A Gathering Darkness: Thirteen Classic English Ghost Stories”, edited by James Burns.

Husband and I had a good laugh over this sentence last night! Bah! Such wit. 😆

LeahBergen So true! 😆 6d
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 6d
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That Bright Land | Terry Roberts
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Well, this is certainly off to a great start!

Cathythoughts It certainly is ..... 7d
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Haunting of Maddy Clare | Simone St James
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I tried for 3 days to get into different historic fiction audio book and finally gave up. But I was hooked into this one with the first chapter! 👻 Fun premise.

IndoorDame Excellent! My library hold of this just came in. Glad to hear you liked it! 1w
Tamra @IndoorDame I just started this morning. 🤞🏾🤞🏾 1w
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This is between a pick and so-so for me. I definitely enjoyed the depiction of characters and their lives in a rural Scottish Highland village circa 1869, but the last third didn‘t hold my attention as well when it turned to the “expert” criminologist examination and the trial.

The intended victim gets no sympathy from me. 👿

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“I have always shrunk from killing so much as a hen, and do not understand why educated men regard the killing of living creatures as sport.”

Well put!

Graywacke Cutie!! Either he (or she) completely agrees and doesn't understand this crazy world or is begging to be let outside and chase squirrels... 1w
Sace I could never resist those eyes! 1w
Leftcoastzen Awwwww! 1w
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Crazeedi What a doll baby, but I confess a preference for labs 1w
Tamra @Graywacke 😜 He wouldn‘t have a problem with sport hunting squirrels. 1w
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For a fraction of a second I was dismayed until I read it again. 😧😆

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 that was a close one! I read that wrong the first time, too. 1w
Ruthiella Ooh me too! 😨 1w
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The prose is so good that I was engrossed from the beginning! A crumbing house, living deaths, and grisly “accidents” make for a gothic story that fits the bill for the season. 🕷🖤🎃 There was only one cheesy element I had to 🙄 at, but I can overlook it for the otherwise excellent writing.

Cathythoughts Great prose 👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ 1w
squirrelbrain Glad you liked it - I did too! 1w
lele1432 I can't wait to read this one! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, a good Gothic read! 👍 1w
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50F and dreary rain all day - perfect setting for this read. I am going to curb my guilt induced impulse to do chores and cozy up with my Kindle instead. (It‘s just so silly how cold fall feels and come spring this will be a heat wave.)

Nute Does he have a new book already? 1w
Cathythoughts Enjoy!!! This is one cosy ( haunting ) read 👍🏻♥️ 1w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m reading this too! 👍 1w
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My thrifty finds - I‘ve been wanting to read the tagged book so lucky day! I read Mrs. Dalloway so long ago I don‘t recall anything about it, maybe the second round will leave an impression. I enjoyed the Candleford series on TV - I‘m guessing the trilogy will be a terrific comfort read when I‘m back in another course next week. 😢

cathysaid Ahhhh...one of my favorite passages comes from Mrs. Dalloway ❤️ 1w
Tamra @cathysaid then I must read it. 😁 1w
Cathythoughts I love that old cottage cover ♥️ 1w
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Thrifty find today that should be seasonably appropriate! 💀

jenniferw88 This has to be one of the best covers I've seen for this book! 2w
PatriciaU That is a great cover! 2w
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LeahBergen I have this waiting on my shelf, too. I‘ll be watching to see how you like it! 2w
Cathythoughts I thought this one very good 👍🏻 1w
emmaturi I liked this one too 1w
Tamra @Cathythoughts @emmaturi @LeahBergen I‘m looking forward to it! 1w
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9 year old Daughter says 👍🏾👍🏾

The illustrations inside are vivid and adorable! We were happy to find it is part of a series.

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This is a very pretty vegetarian cookbook, even the endpapers are beautiful! It enjoyed leafing 😉 thru it, but I only found a few recipes that I‘d actually make, the wraps shown is one of them.

Aimeesue I thought the same thing about her first one. Absolutely gorgeous, but not much I ended up making. 2w
Tamra @Aimeesue now that I‘ve become more selective about buying cookbooks, (after big purge) I find so many are visually stunning but won‘t cook from. Is that true for you too? The recent exception is this one, which I‘ll ask for as Xmas gift. (edited) 2w
Aimeesue Yes, I've become more selective about buying them. I almost bought the Love & Lemons one today, but realized I'd been swept away by its loveliness and I wouldn't actually make many of the recipes. So many of the new cookbooks are eye candy that I don't actually want to taste! (edited) 2w
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So fun and informative! The format makes the recipes easy to follow. This is going on my Xmas list. 😊

And once again, I‘m now starving.

LeahBergen This looks great! 2w
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Perfectly spooky start! 👻

BarbaraBB I‘ve never heard of this Boyne! Starts promising! 2w
Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻I stacked it recently 2w
Cathythoughts I just got on kindle ..... I couldn‘t resist 😁 2w
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Tamra @BarbaraBB I hadn‘t either until @squirrelbrain posted it. 😄 2w
Tamra @Cathythoughts the writing is very good - totally feels like a gothic period piece. I‘m hooked. 💀 (edited) 2w
squirrelbrain Oh I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it @Tamra! It was a birthday present courtesy of @TrishB - definitely recommended @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB 2w
TrishB He has some hidden gems 😁 2w
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I haven‘t eaten yet this morning and I just read the chapter on bread, and more specifically bread toppings & soups. Good grief I‘m hungry now!

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Good Braider | Terry Farish
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A fictional, but nonetheless very real portrayal of a young woman‘s experience fleeing South Sudan and eventually her & her mother‘s adjustment to American life.

“Rape is an act of war.” It is indeed a weapon.

Do you spy the visitor to the yellow bloom?

SW-T Yes! See your visitor and love the cover of the tagged book 😊 2w
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Good Braider | Terry Farish
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When a library is a revelation!

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Good Braider | Terry Farish
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An new Sudanese refugee on her first day of school in Portland, Maine. 💜

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The Pearl | John Steinbeck
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My 6th grade teacher read this to the class and I fell in love. I‘ve read it several times since and it never gets old as it‘s a classic tale about avarice and the meaning of the “good life.” This is the first time I‘ve listened to an audio version.

My son is in the 6th grade and I can‘t quite see him loving it, but maybe I‘m selling him short because it has suspense and action. 😆

Anna40 Loved this book so much! 3w
Tamra @Anna40 👏🏾 2w
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The Death Of The Heart | Elizabeth Bowen
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As the title aptly suggests, the heart of teen innocence is destroyed by a host of crass & deplorable adults.

Dense writing makes it a slow read and includes many insightful observations re: human experience. One of the best is Bowen‘s commentary about people who invade others‘ grief like vultures. “They bring with them the sense that the most individual sorrow has a stupefying universality.”

batsy Glad that you liked it. Her writing is so good! 3w
Ruthiella I had real trouble with the dense writing when I first read it about 10 years ago. Maybe I should try something else from her. I think I am a better reader now. I know she is much loved and admired. 3w
Tamra @Ruthiella It seemed like I‘d read something else by her many years ago and liked it, but now I can‘t recall it. I think you probably have to be in the mood for a slower read. 3w
Tamra @batsy 👍🏾😄 3w
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Worth all the hype surrounding this book, which in my experience is a rarity.

What an end! Cora wondered ...”how far he travelled before he put it behind him.” So physically and emotionally fitting.

A good story to ponder over justice, what it means and if it is a principle borne out by reality.

Cathythoughts Oh well done 👍🏻♥️. I still must read this one. Glad to hear it‘s worth the hype 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts I hope you enjoy! The narrator for the audio version was very good, in case you use that format. (edited) 3w
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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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Cather‘s descriptive writing is is glorious! But I equally appreciated her unflinching, unsentimental portrayal of war; none of the nauseating personal or national vainglory that is always a desperate attempt to mask the pain of tragedies large and small. #catherbuddyread

Graywacke I‘m thinking about her take on war as I read through. It‘s a bit different then the usual, for sure. Lovely passage. Sometimes I forget to slow down and relish these lines a bit. 3w
Tamra @Graywacke I‘m thinking most specifically about some characters at the end, but I don‘t want give anything away. 🤐 3w
batsy @Graywacke I feel the same sometimes. Though I've underlined so many beautiful sentences so it does seem like I'm paying close attention to her use of language, but I still feel like it's not enough 🙂 3w
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Lcsmcat Can‘t you just put yourself there, with that cat in the sun? Cather‘s descriptions are glorious. Who would have thought earthworms wriggling in wet sand would add so much to a peaceful scene. 3w
Lcsmcat @batsy @Graywacke I have so many sentences highlighted in my copy! Something I don‘t usually do, but Cather seems to call me to. If I posted them all I‘d blow up Litsy. 😀 3w
Graywacke @Lcsmcat wriggling earthworms getting snapped up! 😂 And yet still, you‘re spot on, it‘s soul-relaxing peaceful. (Maybe especially for a 🐈) 3w
Graywacke @Tamra just finished 😢 3w
Tamra @batsy yes, me too! 3w
Tamra @Lcsmcat you can totally “be there.” 3w
Tamra @Graywacke indeed. She doesn‘t pamper the reader. 3w
Tamra @batsy I appreciated the love of WY landscape description by a homesick soldier. That doesn‘t happen often. 💜 3w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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QUESTION Austin fans: can someone recommend an edition with a grad course worthy Introduction or analysis? It‘s going to be one of the reading selections in my next HUMA course.

I hope I like it better the 2nd time around. I was in my early 20s when I first read it and didn‘t care for the MC. 😳 Hoping age will help me appreciate her more.

8little_paws I appreciate the doofy looking guy in this painting 😂 4w
Tamra @8little_paws 😆 I didn‘t even notice. 4w
ravenlee Norton Critical Editions are good for this. There‘s also a Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen, which has some interesting essays but they‘re not specific to each work, more specific topics within the books or synthesis between then. 4w
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Tamra @ravenlee both sound perfect, thank you! 4w
jenniferw88 There's this one about the author. She taught me at the university of Southampton, which is local to where Jane Austen lived (I think she also has an essay in the Cambridge companion @ravenlee mentioned). 4w
Tamra @jenniferw88 thank you, I will put it on my list. 😃 4w
Tamra Ok, and now I see I misspelled Austen! 😂🤣 4w
jenniferw88 @Tamra my MA is in 18th century literature so if you need books on any other authors or the period in general, feel free to ask! 4w
Tamra @jenniferw88 thank you very much! The list also includes Dashkova‘s memoirs, Lewis & Clark‘s Journals, Rousseau, Paine, Wollstonecraft....and others which aren‘t identified yet. 8 week whirlwind. 4w
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Exciting new book mail! Daughter immediately confiscated Guts and the Vanderbeekers will be our next read aloud whenever we finally finish Restart (which we‘re liking). It takes us a long time to get thru a book a chapter at a time. They are just so pooped by bedtime. 😴

Tamra I should add with all the book cover posts, this series has amazing looking & feeling jacket covers! 💜 4w
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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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Welcome to adulting Claude. #catherbuddyread

Ruthiella It was a challenge even 100 years ago!😂 It‘s not this generation, it‘s every new generation! 4w
Tamra @Ruthiella the decay of youthful idealism is so painful. 😌 4w
batsy Right? I felt for poor Claude. 4w
Graywacke Who knew? 🤦🏻‍♂️ 4w
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I could eat like this every day! Some great looking recipes in this book, especially the starters. 😋

brilliantglow Indian food is honestly my absolute favourite 1mo
Tamra @brilliantglow I love any heavily spiced (and spicy) cuisine! 💜 1mo
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The Bookshop | Penelope Fitzgerald
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Bill Nighy was simply fantastic in the movie adaptation! What body acting, subtle things that make his character real.

IamIamIam He's so wonderful in everything but I'll have to check this out!! 1mo
Tamra @IamIamIam yes! I am going to guess the book was better because there can be more character devo, but I‘d say it was still worth watching. It was too slow for my husband who wasn‘t drawn into any of the characters. 1mo
cobwebmoth He's my favorite actor.☺ 1mo
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The Memory Palace | Mira Bartok
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*not tagged book

Awesome audio short story telling! Nate DiMeo‘s writing is superb! Thanks to a recent episode on RadioLab, I just discovered the podcast The Memory Palace, where DiMeo writes and reads very short historical based stories.

I am late to the party! Anyone else listen to this podcast?

emtobiasz LOVE this podcast! 1mo
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2nd installment in the quirky good-feels Poor Relations series. Perfect for times when you don‘t have serious attention span or need a pick me up.

Maria514626 @tamra I could use this today. Thanks! It was a long week. I have a case of the “long stares into the distance.” 🙃 1mo
Tamra @Maria514626 try this series! The first is 1mo
Maria514626 Thanks, @Tamra! I just reserved it at my library. 👏👍😁 1mo
Tamra @Maria514626 👏🏾 1mo
Tertubotn Love this series! 🥰 1mo
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My only Thrifty Find yesterday, but it has a really marvelous collection of selected short stories by various authors.

I came very close to buying a reissue of a 1930‘s novel set in Montana (bc I am a sucker for all things MT), but it smelled like cigarette smoke and in the end I just didn‘t think I could tolerate it. I even stood there contemplating how I could get rid of the odor, but gave up.

Ruthiella I just found out that A River Runs Through It is set in Montana. I read it but missed that.😊 1mo
Tamra @Ruthiella 💜 1mo
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Esperanza Rising | Pam Munoz Ryan
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Daughter participated in a book tasting at school. She was quite definitive about this one! 😳 “Dislike”, “horrible”, “nothing good”, “NO!”.

She told me it seemed more like an adult book. 😆 She praised the graphic novel on the menu though, no surprise there.

Biverson12 I remember loving this book when I read it in school, too funny! 1mo
The_Real_Nani What a great idea!! 1mo
Tamra @Biverson12 I hear nothing but good things about it! It‘s just not the right fit for her yet. She still likes “fun” light hearted reads for read-to-self books. (edited) 1mo
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Cathythoughts Love your daughter‘s answers! Great idea 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts well, she knows what she wants if nothing else. 😄 It is a great idea and it would be a fun book club activity! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Love how honest kids are. 😆 1mo
Tamra @Reviewsbylola totally! Though she always apologizes when she doesn‘t like something, which I feel like I should discourage. It‘s ok not to like things. 1mo
GingerAntics Love the zero rating! I think you may have a book critic on your hands. 1mo
Tamra @GingerAntics 😂 Maybe! 1mo
Tertubotn Hahaha! A new Dorothy Parker! 🤣 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 1mo
Zelma Which graphic novel? 1mo
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MN Littens or anyone planning a visit to the Twin Cities, not only is Moon Palace Books a terrific shop, but the cafe inside it, Geek Love, was noted as one of the best pizzas makers by a City Pages contributor. 😋 🍕 I see pizza in my near future. #moonpalacebooks

Smrloomis That looks delicious! 😋 1mo
Cathythoughts Looks so nice ! Like a pizza flower 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts it is eye popping! It wouldn‘t be a combo I would pick because it has beets, but I‘m very anxious to try others. 😄 1mo
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Tamra @Smrloomis I know - it‘s nearly lunch time and it‘s making me extra hungry! 1mo
Smrloomis @Tamra 😆 Yup, no beets for me either but enjoy the other ones! 1mo
SW-T Looks good! I never thought of beets on pizza. Love beets, though definitely not for everyone 🤣 1mo
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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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🙀 Nooooo, not TWO cups of stimulant! 😆

#catherbuddyread @Graywacke

jillrhudy Three please, with sugar. 1mo
Smrloomis Yessss! It‘s one of the best stimulants you can get 😂 1mo
Graywacke Bayliss - what a mess. (Which I type while drinking ☕️ - my second serving!) 1mo
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Lcsmcat Bayliss is a piece of work, isn‘t he? 1mo
jewright Since his personality or convictions or whatever won‘t allow him to have any fun or enjoy himself, he feels the need to ruin enjoyment for everyone! He‘s a killjoy! 1mo
Tamra @Graywacke @Lcsmcat @jewright he definitely is! I don‘t know whether to be irritated or pity him. 1mo
Graywacke @Tamra I‘m irritated 🙂 @jewright yes, he is a killjoy. 1mo
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This book definitely makes you ponder ways you can reduce & reuse. It also notes eco-brands & eco-focused websites to check out. The photo includes my most annoying regular plastic purchase. 😒

MicheleinPhilly Ugh! Those boxes drive me NUTS! 1mo
Tamra @MicheleinPhilly it is ridiculous, but produce packagers claim it reduces waste by delaying spoilage. Yet at the same time waste has dramatically increased since the 90s. 😩 (edited) 1mo
Blaire Ooh, I am on a quest to do this. Have switched to bar shampoo and attempting a laundry detergent switch. So many single use plastics everywhere! #stacked 1mo
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Tamra @Blaire bar shampoo? I need to ask my hairdresser! I‘m looking for a good HE detergent w/o plastic container. Any luck so far? I also have kids which means lots of washing so it can‘t be comparatively crazy expensive. 1mo
Blaire @Tamra I bought ethique for shampoo - it was $$ but one bar is supposed to equal 3 bottles. For detergent I‘m trying dropps for the first time this month. It was $30 for 160 loads. 1mo
Tamra @Blaire I will definitely check both out! 1mo
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Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook | Matt Goulding, Jose Andres
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This book is unpretentious, which I appreciate! A recipe for microwave macaroni & black pepper that Andres and his daughter developed. He also describes artichokes as a “pain in the ass.” 😂😆👍🏾

cathipink Jose Andres is the best 🙂🙂 1mo
Aimeesue Saw Andrés at the National Book Festival over Labor Day weekend - he was just incredible! Then he took off for the Bahamas prior to Dorian hitting. Amazing stuff. 1mo
Tanisha_A Haha, that title! 😆 1mo
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Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook | Matt Goulding, Jose Andres
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Love these kinds of inspirational ideas in cookbooks! 😋 Piquillo Peppers 🌶

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Totally my kinda comfort food: pasta with green olives & breadcrumbs. 😋

Very pretty book with several recipes I‘ve tabbed to make.

TheBookHippie Yummmmm 1mo
Jennick2004 Sounds very different but yummy!! 1mo
Tamra @Jennick2004 toasted bread crumbs! 1mo
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Hoopiefoot I love olives! Never thought to put them in pasta. 1mo
Karisa Just reading the book's description is making my mouth water! Sounds like a great cookbook! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Looks yummy 1mo
Blaire Yum! Love trying new vegetarian recipes. 1mo
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The struggle is real for everyone feeding a family; the mixed messages, the guilt/shame complexes, time crunches, food preferences, money & health concerns, etc. The list goes on. “Cook organic whole foods in the kitchen that you bicycled home in cloth bags and the planet‘s and families‘ problems will be solved” is unrealistic and untrue.

AlaMich Yes, and to avoid all the hidden sugars in store-bought foods, make your own mayo and ketchup and almond milk and bread and and and... 1mo
Tamra @AlaMich 👌🏾 1mo
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Good grief! The only way for a low income & food insecure grandmother to take her grandchildren to the state fair is to donate cans of food for the food pantry collection at the entrance, specifically to help families like hers. 🙄 I have a lot of concerns that I can‘t express with limited space.

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A cozy period read with the kind of quirky characters you‘d expect. Nothing earth shattering or profound, just a feel good that is easy listening. Sometimes we just need that in our lives. I will continue on and listen to the next installment.

AlaMich I really like this series and I especially enjoy the audio versions. 1mo
Tamra @AlaMich yes, the narrator is terrific! 1mo
jmtrivera I loved this series! 1mo
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Bad Kitty | Nick Bruel
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Wondering how I could justify taking this affectionate baby home. 🤔🤔 If only we didn‘t camp so long in the summer. We already take a cat & dog.

valeriegeary 😍😍😍 1mo
Leftcoastzen Awwwwwwww ! Adorable!😻😻😻 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled No justification needed to take home a ginger kitteh 🥰 1mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess Aww!!! Such sweetness!!! 1mo
BookNAround Falling in love is the best justification. And how could you not fall in love with that sweet face? 1mo
Megabooks Those eyes!! 🥰🥰 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth CONVINCE HER!!! 1mo
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly 😹 Well if you already have a cat and a dog - one additional cat is nothing! Also - you have never known love until you have an orange tabby. 😻😻 1mo
Susannah Oh, you definitely need this adorable floof in your life. 😍😻 1mo
CouronneDhiver Pretty! 1mo
erinreads I just showed my husband this picture and we both think you should get this little ginger baby since we can‘t! 😻😻😻 1mo
8little_paws That kitty is just saying "oh please love me forever" 1mo
LeahBergen 😩😩 1mo
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Some last blooms. 😩 This book is making me feel better about the challenges of feeding a family - I‘m not alone.

Smrloomis Thanks for posting this! This looks really interesting. 1mo
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Of course 👍🏾👍🏾. Miller is an amazing writer! She made a love story more than palatable, which for me is a hurdle. 😁

sprainedbrain One of my favorite books. I just loved the narration on the audio! 😍 1mo
Tamra @sprainedbrain yes, it was so good you forget you are listening! 1mo
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Piecing Me Together | Rene Watson
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US Kindle Deal: I really enjoyed this short YA novel. The characters have fresh and unique voices. I don‘t recall it being whiny or unduly teen angsty, which is a turnoff for me.

jmtrivera I LOVED THIS! 1mo
LauraBeth Loved this book and can‘t wait to read her new one that came out today! 1mo
Tamra @jmtrivera yes! 1mo
Tamra @LauraBeth I saw that, yay! 👏🏾 1mo
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Only on chapter 5 and the quality of her writing is such I‘ve decided I‘ll follow Miller wherever she goes. 😁

Cathythoughts I guess that‘s a yes then 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Melissa_J I loved this one 🥰 1mo
Laughterhp This book is great! 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love this book. 1mo
emmaturi Fantastic story! 1mo
Scochrane26 I love this book so much. 1mo
jillrhudy Yep, whatever she writes, I'm in! 1mo
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Bailedbailed

Unpopular opinion: I enjoyed the mystery of Cahalan‘s illness, but the recovery part of the narrative was so excruciatingly detailed I couldn‘t continue on to finish it. For me, this is why memoir (and some NF) is not in my wheelhouse. Sometimes shorter is more impactful.

monalyisha I love memoirs (especially on audio) but this one wasn‘t a stand-out for me either. I‘m with you. 1mo
Tamra @monalyisha 😁 Thanks for sharing! 1mo
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Tamra
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed the structure of this sad (I think) intimate family portrait and illumination of the plight of migrant children. The archival type structure would have been even more powerful in print. I love the theme of capturing “lost” or “ghost” sounds as remnants of people and events. Makes me realize how much I don‘t consciously register. It is a slow moving narrative, but that only reinforces the intimacy.

Tamra I craved more POV from the husband‘s perspective though. 1mo
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