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Tamra

Tamra

Joined October 2016

I love literary fiction!
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Farm Journal's Country Cookbook | Nell Beaubien Nichols
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My daughter has declared lime & lemon icebox pies a summer tradition. ☀️🕶 Works for me, even if we‘ve started a tad early.

LeahBergen I want a piece! 22h
Nutmegnc Yum!! 22h
TheBookHippie Yummmmm 22h
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GingerAntics That looks good!!! 20h
SW-T That looks yummy! A tradition I support! 😂 19h
Bookwormjillk That looks amazing! 19h
Hooked_on_books Your daughter is clearly deeply intelligent. That looks incredible! 😋 19h
ShelleyBooksie Yum. How does one make this? 18h
Tamra @ShelleyBooksie I made the Graham cracker crust from the tagged book and the filling recipe is from the back of a lemon juice concentrate bottle! I‘ve made it from real lemons as well, it‘s so stinking easy! If you Google lemon icebox pie you‘ll find many recipes, including no bake ones. (edited) 17h
Tamra @LeahBergen I wish we could have a slice over a #furrowedmiddlebrowclub book discussion! 😃 17h
Tamra @Hooked_on_books I‘ll tell her. 😆 No doubt she‘ll concur. 17h
Tamra @Nutmegnc @TheBookHippie @GingerAntics @SW-T @Bookwormjillk the great thing is it only takes a tiny slice to satisfy. I don‘t have much of a sweet tooth, but I make an exception for citrus. 😋 17h
GingerAntics @Tamra I know how you feel. The sweet/tart balance of citrus always seems to work. 16h
Nutmegnc @Tamra Welp. I gotta have the citrus. I‘m going to have to make one now. #notabaker #idontcareigottahaveit 13h
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Getting back to my morning nature reading AND it‘s finally greening up here in earnest! 🌲🌳🍃

kspenmoll Beautiful cover in a beautiful setting, all that green! 1d
Tamra @kspenmoll it‘s such a relief when it happens at last. 😊 1d
batsy Lovely! 🌳🌲 1d
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merelybookish Yes, here too! Such a joy to have everything come back to life! 1d
Tamra @batsy 😊 1d
Tamra @merelybookish doesn‘t it seem like a late spring this year? I hope we get a long fall for compensation! 😆 (edited) 1d
Dragon Pretty cover and a pretty view 💚🐉 23h
Tamra @Dragon it was very pretty this morning - some rain & sun really has made everything pop! 23h
Dragon Spring and fall are my favourite seasons- love the colour 💚🐉 23h
youneverarrived Love this photo 💚 20h
Tamra @youneverarrived thank you 🌳 17h
Chelsea.Poole Great photo! I don‘t know this book, I‘m gonna look it up 😊🌿 4h
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Super cute - if a dastardly crime(?) can be cute. 😄

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Elizabeth challenges all notions of what women “should” be in the 60‘s. While I could have used far more of the cooking show element (says the foodie me), it was still a very enjoyable novel with memorable strong characters.

Says Elizabeth, there is no “average” housewife. 😁 Shed the monoliths!

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The Lark | E. Nesbit
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😂 I had a giggle over Lucy scoffing at Decorum. This was a funny scene!

Charming little tiptoe through the tulips. 🌷🌷 Perfect period escapist fiction.

#furrowedmiddlebrowclub

batsy This was delightful 🌞 4d
Tamra @batsy it was! Nice anecdote to adulting. 😁 4d
LeahBergen Wasn‘t it a charmer? 😊 4d
Tamra @LeahBergen completely! 😄 4d
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“Cooking isn‘t fun, it‘s serious business.” 😂

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I was happy to find this in Half Price today. I am excited to dive in after reading the intro! It‘s sort of like being able to have a conversation after reading a short story. 😄

Waiting for my Tom Yum to arrive. 😋

Caroline2 I loved this book. ❤️ 6d
Tamra @Caroline2 my husband wants to read it too! 6d
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The Lark | E. Nesbit
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Isn‘t this so true? Old houses are full of romance, but…..

#furrowedmiddlebrowclub

CarolynM Yes, all I could think of was “What a lot of work!” 😂 5d
Tamra @CarolynM and $$! 😝 We lived in a 100+ year old house for 16 years and thank goodness it was small. 5d
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Still love the layout of this book. The miso dressing is so delicious! 😋 Devoured it on a salad for lunch.

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The Magic of Ordinary Days | Ann Howard Creel
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Mehso-so

Just a tad too twee in parts and given what‘s potentially happening to women‘s reproductive rights in the US it wasn‘t a good time for me to read it. That isn‘t a fault of the writer or writing.

The name of the narrator!

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Small Pleasures | Clare Chambers
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I enjoyed this on audio. 4⭐️ I didn‘t fall in love with the characters, but it was an engaging historical novel with taboo breakers. I appreciated the end because I had completely forgotten the foreshadowing.

I would say Aunt Edie deserves her own spin-off!

LeahBergen I liked that Aunt Edie! 👍 1w
Tamra @LeahBergen I just felt I wanted more. 😄 1w
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The Lark | E. Nesbit
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LeahBergen 😆 Her writing is quirky, isn‘t it? This one has the charm of her children‘s stories in it a bit and I‘m liking it! 2w
Tamra @LeahBergen yes! I love the narrator commentary. 2w
LeahBergen @Tamra I do, too! 2w
Cathythoughts Love it 😁.. I must get back to it tonight 🤞🏻 1w
batsy It's so good! 1w
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Cluny Brown: A Novel | Margery Sharp
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Cluny Brown! 😄 Definitely a woman finding her own place in a changing world.

The end was unexpected!

Tamra I‘m not sure I like Belinski. 🤔 2w
Cathythoughts What an ending ! 2w
Dragon I remember I first encountered the word “snood” in this book 📚 💚🐉 2w
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I‘m really am making an effort to resist purchasing this book, but when I see anything like this I get weak…..

There are a number of delicious looking dishes in it. 😅

Nute Oh my! That‘s looks delicious! I say buy the book. And then share photos of all those yummy recipes with us!🤗 2w
Tamra @Nute 😄 By the time I finish making a meal I‘m so hungry I don‘t take photos! We eat too late! 2w
Nute I hear you, Tamra! I enjoy reading your posts about cooking and cookbooks, with or without a picture.😃 2w
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DogMomIrene That bowl exudes comfort food😍 2w
Cathythoughts Looks good 😋 2w
LeahBergen Yum! 2w
Dragon Love ramen 🍜 2w
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Cluny Brown: A Novel | Margery Sharp
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Back in my happy place again! Glorious! 🤓

Life is still conspiring against reading in long stretches though.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🦉 ❤️ 2w
Dragon Love 💕 this book ! 💚🐉 2w
LeahBergen Enjoy! 🥰 2w
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ShelleyBooksie Love the owl 2w
batsy Lovely! 2w
Cathythoughts Looks lovely 🥰 enjoy ( I‘m not getting the long reading spaces either .. 2w
Tamra @ShelleyBooksie she‘s cute! 2w
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Totally not book related, but I‘m celebrating our first really genuinely nice day of the year with flowers! 😁 It‘s a big deal after 6 months of brown & gray & white. 😝

marleed Yeah! 2w
DogMomIrene YES! I take the pups on a sniffari every morning through a park with all these gorgeous multicolored blooms for exactly this reason! 2w
Tamra @marleed 🌺 2w
Tamra @DogMomIrene it‘s so refreshing! 2w
Cathythoughts Beautiful 💫 2w
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Feeling like Habesha food for dinner tonight! 😋 I tend to get stuck in a rut and make the same dishes, so I‘m looking for inspiration.

Cathythoughts These look inspiring 💫 2w
Jess My absolute favorite cuisine. Yum! 2w
Tamra @Jess such awesome flavors! I love it when my house smells like Ethiopian butter and berbere. 2w
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Tamra @Cathythoughts 👍🏾 anything with spiced butter is inspiring. 2w
Prairiegirl_reading @Tamra ummmm I‘m going to be stealing “spiced with butter” forever now!! 🤣🤣 2w
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Chilbury Ladies' Choir | Jennifer Ryan
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I enjoyed the quintessential quirky village characters! The end was a bit odd though, a mix of fairytale & injustice.

It fit the bill when my brain was drained and I needed a few minutes of entertainment before drifting off. 😴

Prairiegirl_reading It‘s really good on audio. I tend to not remember endings of books or movies so I can‘t say I was annoyed by it. 😄 2w
Tamra @Prairiegirl_reading agreed, the narration was quite good! 2w
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I won‘t be purchasing this book for my own collection, but I love the end papers! I can‘t do visually busy spaces in my own house, but I enjoy the vibe in others‘ homes & shops.

marleed Those are cool end papers! 2w
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Cluny Brown: A Novel | Margery Sharp
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I‘m sneaking in some fun reading! Woot! I‘m currently sitting amidst a deafening trampoline park, but I‘m so happy to be dipping into this I don‘t care. 😁

Cathythoughts Woooohoooo🥳 enjoy x 3w
CarolynM Lovely book. Enjoy. 3w
LeahBergen I hope you like it as much as I did! 3w
Tamra @LeahBergen @CarolynM loving it! 😍 3w
DivineDiana Here‘s to some fun reading! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2w
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Horse: A Novel | Geraldine Brooks
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I definitely marked this TBR as it seems to fall into my reading wheelhouse! 😁

megnews I love Brooks. Sounds great. Stacked. 3w
Tamra @megnews I really enjoyed Year of Wonders! 3w
megnews @Tamra me too. It was so good. 3w
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Cathythoughts Year of Wonders sounds good too .. I think I‘ll stack that one first 👍🏻 3w
Tamra @Cathythoughts I hope you like it! 🤞🏾 3w
Tamra @megnews I need to get to her backlist. I think I tried another on audio and it didn‘t work for me in that format. (edited) 3w
jlhammar I only just heard about this one last week. Very excited. Really enjoy her. I think Caleb's Crossing and People of the Book are my favorites, but also enjoyed Year of Wonders and March. 3w
Tamra @jlhammar those are on my radar! I read about this one via Malaprop‘s bookstore email. Do you subscribe? It really expands the TBR. 😬 3w
jlhammar @Tamra I love bookstore e-newsletters. Going to subscribe now! I read about Horse in the Coming Soon section of the newest edition of Bookmarks magazine. I've been subscribed for a few years now and really enjoy it. https://www.bookmarksmagazine.com/ 3w
Tamra @jlhammar thank you! 3w
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Next week is the last for my class. While it‘s been interesting & thought provoking, I‘m definitely running on motivation fumes. 😅

Ruthiella Good luck making it to the finish line! 👍 4w
CarolynM Hang in there! 4w
Cathythoughts Nearly there ! Well done ❤️ 4w
Tamra @Cathythoughts @CarolynM @Ruthiella thank you! 🤞🏾🤞🏾 I can‘t wait to sit with Cluny Brown. I‘ve read the first couple of chapters and I know it‘s my jam. 😁 4w
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As sweet and fun as everyone is saying. Fay & editors didn‘t make the mistake of trying to extend the story beyond its limits.

LeslieO Just read this. I love food lit + Epistolary novel. 2 favs in one 1mo
Tamra @LeslieO yes! Win/win 1mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻😁 4w
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Marinated flank steak with Lime, Chile, and Basil Slaw for Sunday dinner. 😋

This vibrant slaw is in perfect contrast to the dismal wind and clouds that blew in this afternoon.

Hazel2019 Yum! 1mo
KellyK Looks scrumptious! 1mo
Cathythoughts Yum ! Book sounds like a good one 👍🏻 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts @Hazel2019 @KellyK everything I‘ve made out of this book has been excellent! 1mo
Bookwormjillk That looks so pretty and fresh! 1mo
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Sex and Temperament | Margaret Mead
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My afternoon with Mead and the seeds of rethinking gender norms.

The sun is shining and 50F! 🌞A welcome change!

Cathythoughts Sounds like a good afternoon ❤️ 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts it was low key. 😌 1mo
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The Love of My Life | Rosie Walsh
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Didn‘t care for the end, but I enjoyed the ride getting there. Walsh kept enough of the plot points a mystery to keep my attention.

Sadly my fiction reading has been reduced to a few minutes of listening in bed each day. 😭 Boohoo A complete first world “problem.” Can you hear the world‘s tiniest violin playing? 🎻

TrishB I hate when that happens! 1mo
Cathythoughts I can hear that tiny violin 😁… book sounds good , I‘m tempted. 1mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts it‘s worth listening to! 🎧 1mo
Tamra @TrishB I guess it makes us appreciate free time when we get it. 😉 1mo
TrishB Exactly 😁 1mo
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Cluny Brown: A Novel | Margery Sharp
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Book mail! Because a little Litsy bird said I should. 😉

LeahBergen Yay!! This will be just the ticket for when you need something light and silly. 😄 1mo
Tamra @LeahBergen definitely need it in the lineup now! 😅 I‘ll read a few pages tonight. Yay! I‘m feeling a bit guilty though for not getting back to Four Gardens, but I know I will soon. 1mo
Dragon Love this book 💚🐉 1mo
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LeahBergen Four Gardens is nice and mellow and lovely. Cluny Brown is a bit more fun and frothy. 😆 1mo
Cathythoughts Exciting 😍 I hope you love it as much as I did 😁 1mo
CarolynM You'll love it😀 1mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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Pulling books based on certain ideologies is not her “first focus” when she‘s looking for books to be removed from public school libraries. 🤔 Exactly where does it fall on her list of priorities then?

Checking out any book from the library is a win over the content those same students watch, listen to, and play online that she claims to be protecting. 🙄

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b5RMZMrdIgs

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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois | Honore Fanonne Jeffers
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Picked this up today because A. from the reviews I know it contains prose best lingered over in print and B. I had a gift card burning a hole in my purse. 🔥

TrishB 2 very good reasons 😁 I have it ready on the pile too! 2mo
Tamra @TrishB 😁 so many many piles….. 2mo
TrishB That is also true 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts I have this too … the part I listened to on audible was so beautiful and engaging I had to get the book … now to find time to read it 😬♥️ 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts precisely! 🕰😅 2mo
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This is not a traditional cookbook, rather it‘s more a guide to inspire and cook to your taste. I love the conversational style between Chang and Krishna. Krishna writes Chang‘s voice, but she tried all of his recipes and offers her own two cents on a number of them. Home cooking and restaurant cooking are two very different creatures and the former can be more a lot more creative and fun. Please yourself!

intothehallofbooks Okay yes I saw this one at the store when I was browsing and I considered it. I‘m really curious how you end up liking it! I‘m always on the hunt for new cookbooks with recipes that are accessible enough for food-loving non-chefs like myself. Thank you so much for sharing and I‘ll be on the lookout in case you post about it again. 😊 2mo
Tamra @intothehallofbooks I will try to remember to tag you! Maybe check it out from the library first. I was lukewarm at first, but it‘s really packed with useful information. I might even try to use my microwave for more than just reheating leftovers. 😆 2mo
intothehallofbooks @Tamra Thanks, great idea! I‘ll definitely try to find it at the library. 2mo
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The Night Always Comes | Willy Vlautin
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Gritty is the adjective to describe this novel. I liked it, but didn‘t want to like it, sort of the same way you do & don‘t want to see a train wreck. 😒 Life is really tough and when you start out behind the 8 ball it takes exponentially more effort to cultivate a comfortable life. There are no guarantees of success.

Cathythoughts Sounds good. I‘m reading a tough one at the moment too (edited) 2mo
SqueakyChu Reading this kind of novel is always hard, but it takes an exceptional author to make such a book readable. 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts ouch, the description certainly sounds like it! 2mo
Tamra @SqueakyChu you are correct. Good point! 2mo
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There is a sincerity, generosity, and curiosity of spirit in James‘ analysis here, which was unexpected given he was a professed nonbeliever.

This work was far more engaging than the Gerth & Mills Max Weber essays on sociology I had to read last week. 😐

LeahBergen And this is why you need to toss the odd Furrowed Middlebrow into your reading, right? 😆 2mo
Tamra @LeahBergen 🤪 Exactly! 2mo
batsy This sounds good! 2mo
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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Mehso-so

I always feel like I need a shower after reading novels like this one, a la Gone Girl. It was compulsive, but predictable. It would have been more impactful had it been edited down to a novella or short story.

Cathythoughts Interesting.. I‘ll give it a miss I think 👍🏻 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I think it affirms the very real attachment issues that can occur, but it felt thrillerist/sensationalized. (Is thrillerist a word I just made up? Ha! 😜) 2mo
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Brood | Jackie Polzin
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😆 I didn‘t know this was fiction until I finished listening to it. The content & style is so convincing I thought it was a memoir. However, it is apparently based on the author‘s experiences and she also lives in the Twin Cities, MN where it‘s set. No wonder!

I‘ve always wanted to keep chickens IN THEORY. 😜 The reality is I‘d be an unhappy cluck having to care for them in subzero temps.

Writing is beautiful in places.

jlhammar One of my favorites from last year. Glad you enjoyed it! 2mo
Tamra @jlhammar it was quite short and that worked in its favor. 2mo
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Four gardens | Margery Sharp
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TheBookHippie 🤣🤣 2mo
batsy One of us! 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts Leon 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Yes! 👏😂 2mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2mo
LeahBergen Indeed! 😆😆 2mo
quietjenn Oh, very much so! 😏 2mo
marleed Yep! 2mo
Birdsong28 Yes!!! 2mo
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My reading list for the next 8 weeks. 😶 Reserving judgement.

I will be living vicariously through Litsy friend posts. 💙

Leftcoastzen Can I take that class?!😉 2mo
Tamra @Leftcoastzen I wish you would! 2mo
squirrelbrain Woah, that‘s a *lot* of reading for 8 weeks, and none of it looks easy. 😬 2mo
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aa_guer2021 What a fascinating list!! I second @Leftcoastzen 2mo
ravenlee I read five of those, but I think it was for two separate classes (which had additional reading, of course). I found them all pretty fascinating. 2mo
ravenlee I particularly liked the Kuhn. Actually, I‘ve been thinking of rereading it, and this reminder might just give me the push I need! 2mo
Ruthiella Good luck!👍 2mo
Cathythoughts Looks like a good selection ! 👍 love the title ‘ Habits of the Heart‘ 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts will you read it for me? 😉 2mo
Tamra @squirrelbrain I wish it were a 16 week course instead to digest the material. 2mo
Tamra @aa_guer2021 I don‘t feel “fascinated” in the midst of it. 😜 2mo
Tamra @ravenlee my husband really enjoyed that work too! 2mo
Tamra @Ruthiella thank you! 💙 2mo
Cathythoughts If I was 20 years younger … yes absolutely! 😆 I‘d say it will be brilliant learning, and you‘re a good reader 👍 2mo
aa_guer2021 @Tamra no, I guess not. Though hopefully more educated by the end, which to me is a win! 2mo
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Babette's Feast | Isak Dinesen
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Such a soul satisfying film! I get something new out of it with every viewing. I read the short story long ago, but I think this is one of the rare instances in which the movie rivals the written word.

In the US you can rent or buy on Amazon Prime.

JamieArc I remember this being such an impacting watch years ago. Definitely need to watch again. 2mo
Tamra @JamieArc yes, it‘s one of those that are rich enough to be watched again & again. 2mo
LeahBergen One of my very favourite films! 💗 2mo
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EvieBee A feast for the eyes! One of my faves. 2mo
Cathythoughts I loved this movie too ❤️ (edited) 2mo
Tamra @EvieBee @Cathythoughts I love movies about people fulfilling or at least trying to fulfill their passions. 2mo
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Corrigan | Caroline Blackwood
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Who are the players and who are the played? There isn‘t a clear answer. This is a novel about self-interest, self-fulfillment, and the delusions we indulge about ourselves and others.

I didn‘t like any of the characters, but that‘s likely intentional on Blackwood‘s part, and the pace is quite slow going until about the last quarter. Then it takes off and makes for a worthwhile read.

Tamra I didn‘t enjoy this one nearly as much as 2mo
Ruthiella Great photo! 🤩 2mo
Tamra @Ruthiella thanks! The kids and husband like to play. Me, no patience for plotting and keeping the pieces straight. 😆 2mo
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My husband said he‘d better buy bigger pants.

If a book can be a happy place, this is one of them! 😋🍕

kspenmoll Looks so good!! 2mo
Tamra @kspenmoll I only just got the book today, but it‘s been mouth watering to page through. Author seems to make the craft of home pizza making very manageable. (edited) 2mo
Nute I could be quite happy eating pizza every day of the week!🤗 2mo
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Tamra @Nute me too. 😃 2mo
Cathythoughts I just had dinner and this is making me hungry 😋🤣 2mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts ha! I believe it! I have delicious chipotle shredded pork tacos planned for dinner, but honestly I‘d rather have this pizza. 😅 2mo
DogMomIrene Looks so delicious! 2mo
Tamra @DogMomIrene I know it! If only I had access to fresh buffalo mozzarella. I can only imagine. 🤤 (edited) 2mo
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Corrigan | Caroline Blackwood
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While my breakfast is simple, the characters and relationships in this novel are not! Fraught is the word.

TheBookHippie I love the word fraught 😂 3mo
Tamra @TheBookHippie it‘s perfect! 2mo
BkClubCare Fraught is an excellent word. 2mo
Tamra @BkClubCare agreed 🙂 2mo
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High marks for creativity! The characters were fun and Wallace was the perfect asshat employer in the beginning! 😳 The “manager” was intriguing, especially playing with the idea of free will & order.

The twee aspects weren‘t for me though and got to be repetitive.

Leftcoastzen I know it‘s popular , I‘ve not checked it out cuz my twee detector was going off 3mo
Sarahreadstoomuch Actually reading now…. And can see what you‘re getting at 3mo
Tamra @Leftcoastzen your radar needs no adjustment. 😉 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😂 3mo
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I‘m 55% into this audio and I don‘t have a clue where it‘s going. 😯 That‘s a good thing indeed.

Wow, what a strange ride. I‘m at the point the “manager” has appeared on the scene.

Cathythoughts Sounds interesting 😁 3mo
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Crazy about Cats | Owen Davey
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Only cat related, but anyone who knows cats will see why this pic of mine is funny and iconic! 😹

Addison_Reads I have a silly cat who likes to eat money. We have to be careful. Paper money and cardboard make him hungry for some reason. 😸 3mo
Tamra @Addison_Reads they are so strange! 😜 Mine will chew on cardboard and plastic too, mostly it‘s to get our attention to feed him. (edited) 3mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 3mo
kamoorephoto 💓💓💓 3mo
kamoorephoto **Mine bites and licks the big fake plant on top of his litter box (it‘s one of those hideaway planter looking litter boxes) so I end up getting him treats or food. It‘s so ridiculous. 3mo
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Greengates | R. C. Sherriff
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Muster the courage to make your happiness, take the leap!*Fine print reads: “A leap by its nature is not without risk.”😬

I am going to order Sherriff‘s The Hopkin‘s Manuscript now. 😊

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@LeahBergen @Cathythoughts @rubyslippersreads @CarolynM @elkeOriginal @quietjenn

quietjenn @Tamra haha, I opened up the Persephone website last night to see if The Hopkin's Manuscript was in stock. 😅 Trying to resist the urge to place an order - my collection of Persephones is rapidly outgrowing the shelf it is on - but not sure I'll manage very long. (edited) 3mo
Tamra @quietjenn such a sad state of affairs! 😆 I didn‘t order a Persephone edition this time. 3mo
Tamra @quietjenn I preferred Fortnight in September. The ending of Greengates almost seemed like a different book because the emotional temperature was very different from the rest. Fortnight seemed more evenly written. What do you think? (edited) 3mo
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LeahBergen I prefer Fortnight in September, too, I think? 🤔 I haven‘t read Hopkin‘s (although I‘ve heard good things) and only have one other of his books on my shelves to read 3mo
quietjenn @Tamra I agree. There were a few bits at the end that felt discordant with the rest of it. I think it would've been better if that last chapter were an Afterward, instead of a regular chapter. Overall, Fortnight was more consistently itself. 3mo
Tamra @LeahBergen ohhhh yay, I hadn‘t run across that title. Must investigate - thank you for mentioning it! (edited) 3mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen Oo, that sounds great too! 3mo
Tamra @quietjenn I like the way you describe it! 3mo
CarolynM While I was happy for the Baldwins that the risk was worth it, I was a bit surprised that the money issues apparently disappeared once they'd made the move. How much did a subscription to that club cost, I wonder? I was also a little nonplussed at how easily they discarded Ada. 3mo
Tamra @CarolynM I know! I had the same thought about Ada. 😒 I guess it is part of the frenzy of acquiring the new. Indeed, it seemed liked they were going to have to live like misers to get by with a mortgage and then that seemed to have miraculously become a nonissue. 🤔 3mo
quietjenn @Tamra also, thanks for the non-Persephone tip. I just got the Penguin 😂 3mo
Tamra @quietjenn 👏🏾 3mo
rubyslippersreads Maybe it‘s because I‘ve been watching the new season of #MrsMaisel but I pictured Jason Alexander as Van Doon. 😂 3mo
rubyslippersreads @CarolynM @Tamra I know—poor Ada! (edited) 3mo
Tamra @rubyslippersreads 😆 good one! 3mo
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Because I need another cookbook like I need a poke with a sharp stick. 😏

I do use Tila‘s “101 Asian Dishes” so I don‘t feel too badly. Plus it‘s THAI food. Enough said.

TheBookHippie 😂 I have a few cookbooks as well… also YUM Thai food. 3mo
Tamra @TheBookHippie excellent reading material! 🥘📚 3mo
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Corrigan | Caroline Blackwood
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Up next! I devoured Great Granny Webster and came very close to rereading it immediately. Hope this one is as entertaining.

I disturbed the Sun God for this photo. 😼

LeahBergen Good to know! I have Great Granny Webster waiting on my shelves. 👍 3mo
Tamra @LeahBergen it‘s wonderful! 👏🏾 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😻😁 3mo
Cathythoughts I just stacked Granny Webster 👍 sounds good. Your sun god is loving life ❤️ 3mo
Tamra @Cathythoughts I hope you get a copy and like it as much as I did! 💚 3mo
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Greengates | R. C. Sherriff
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This novel has the same life reflective quality that I loved in Fortnight in September. 😊 Lots of quotable passages in it.

I‘ve finished, but I don‘t want to write more until others have wrapped up and we can chat.

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quietjenn They feel a bit like companion novels to each other, even though they aren't the same characters. Really lovely. I've only a wee bit left, so hoping to finish this afternoon. 3mo
Tamra @quietjenn yes they do! In fact I thought it was a continuation of Fortnight before I started. Enjoy your remainder. 😁 3mo
CarolynM I've finished. Looking forward to chatting 3mo
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Tamra @CarolynM 👏🏾 I‘m anxious to know what you thought. 3mo
elkeOriginal Such a good quote! Brilliant. 3mo
Tamra @elkeOriginal so many in it! 💚 How are you getting on with it? 3mo
elkeOriginal I only just got my copy in the mail yesterday so will be running behind 🙁 Looking forward to it though based on these posts! 3mo
Tamra @elkeOriginal you have the pleasure of all the anticipation. 😁 3mo
Cathythoughts Great quote ! I‘m almost finished. Hopefully today 🤞 I love it 3mo
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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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Son gives this one a thumbs up! 👍🏾 I think I‘ll read it too. I didn‘t know Takei was an internment victim until recently, certainly not as a child during the heyday of Star Trek. I bet few knew it.

megnews It was very good. 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading It is really good!!! 3mo
TracyReadsBooks Loved this book. It‘s very, very good. 3mo
GingerAntics I recently learned that about Takei as well. It‘s truly heartbreaking what we‘ve done to people in the name of defending ourselves from otherness. 3mo
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“It was funny how Tom seemed to think that because he has retired, she had retired,too.” Edie

I keep coming back to this quote from chapter 4. Conveys so much in so few words. 💙

I‘m not doing a very good job holding back on this gem. Reading with toast & tea.😅

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quietjenn Sounds like a lovely morning! 3mo
Tamra @quietjenn I‘m trying to ignore things that “should” and “must” be done. 😏 Have you started yet? 3mo
LeahBergen I loved that line! 3mo
Cathythoughts Great quote. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
quietjenn @Tamra I have, but only just. Finishing up a few others this morning, then planning to devote myself to it this afternoon and evening. When I can convince myself to ignore my own Shoulds and Musts! 3mo
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Greengates | R. C. Sherriff
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So, what is up with these initials every so many pages at the bottom left of right hand pages? They are in alphabetical order. Is this a Persephone trademark? 🤔

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LeahBergen I believe they are used by the bookbinder to collate or order the signatures of the book. A ‘signature‘ is the bundled stack of pages bound into a book. 3mo
Tamra @LeahBergen Thank you for the explanation. I don‘t recall ever seeing it before. My lesson of the day! 🤓 3mo
LeahBergen You‘ll see them a lot in older books (and especially antiquarian books from the hand press era). Oh, and I should also mention that they‘re called “signature marks”. You‘ll probably notice them more now that you‘ve spotted them. 😁 3mo
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Tamra @LeahBergen I‘ll now be spying them everywhere! 🕵🏾‍♀️ 😆 3mo
Cathythoughts I‘ll be spying too 🕵️‍♀️😁 3mo
batsy That's fascinating @LeahBergen didn't know that! 3mo
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