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Bookshop Goodies

I went book gift shopping for a friend today and decided to treat myself to a few goodies, too:

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2021 Book Buying Plans

24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 – Melbourne Cup Day, Task 2: The odds-on favorite to win this year is Anthony van Dyck, with a betting amount of $8.50. If given that amount of money, what anticipated book(s) coming out in 2021 would you spend it on? (Note: Pony name(s) and betting amount(s) to be added once the […]

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The New “Pride and Prejudice” Edition, and Other Lockdown Book Haul Entries

24 Festive Tasks: Door 18 – Thanksgiving, Task 1: Be thankful for yourself and treat yourself to a new book – post a picture of it.  (This can be a library book.)   Although being in temporary lockdown for the second time this year doesn’t exactly prove conducive to my reading (nor did most of […]

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Books Shipped Long Distance

24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 – St. Lucia’s Day, Task 4: The historic (3d century AD) St. Lucia was Italian; yet, like those of many other saints (including, e.g., St. Andrew and St. Nicholas), the most important celebrations of her holiday don’t occur in her place of origin but somewhere else in the world. List […]

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So I had to go to the bookstore today …

… because I needed a “design your own” blank-page calendar to create a birthday present for my mom, and one of the large local bookstores happens to be my go-to place to get such a thing. (I create a calendar as a BD present for my mom every year.) Obviously, this being a bookstore, it […]

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Did some last minute Christmas shopping …

… including shopping for book gifts.  Inevitably, I ended up also getting a few books for myself …   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1821353/did-some-last-minute-christmas-shopping

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My 2018 Book Harvest

24 Festive Tasks: Door 9 – Thanksgiving, Task 4: Show us your 2018 book “harvest” – the books you newly acquired this year, regardless whether bought, received as gift or in whichever other way.   Well, we know that 2018 was the year I almost broke my shelving system … … or would have, if […]

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… and then there were books.

In addition to the books acquired upon my departure for Hamburg, that is.  Go figure, they had bookstores at Hamburg Airport and Hamburg Central Station as well … and I had way too much time on my hands ahead of my return flight to Cologne.  * whistles innocently *   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1799055/and-then-there-were-books

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This happened today.

// TA decides to pack light because, after all, she’s only leaving for a 2-day business trip.  Then agonizes a half hour over which one of several 100 books on physical TBR to take on the trip. // // Leaving home, finds book in mailbox that was delivered yesterday but which for reasons unknown she […]

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New York Times Book Your Calendar

Reblogged from: Yodamom Finds her Force   Keep up with the latest and greatest in books. The New York Times Book Review has curated a calendar of must-know literary events in 2018, including new books, festivals, film adaptations, and more. Add the calendar on Google or iOS https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/books/books-calendar.html?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=nyt-books Source: www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/books/books-calendar.html?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=nyt-books   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1626141/new-york-times-book-your-calendar

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Martin Edwards Haul

I swear, I really only opened my wishlist to order “The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books” … (sigh). Oh, wait, that would have been last year.  Now it’s more like Yey!!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1588906/martin-edwards-haul Merken

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England (the Southern / Central Part), from East to West and Back: Bookish Souvenirs

The Trip: * Chiltern Hills and Thames Valley (to mystery lovers, aka “Midsomer County” — though given that this is an area chock-full of quintessential(ly) English villages, it’s no surprise that it also routinely provides locations for other series, such as Inspector Morse, The Vicar of Dibley, and of course, adaptations of Agatha Christie’s mysteries […]

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Bibliophile Easter Eggs 2015

… courtesy, mostly, of an extended visit to the new Foyles flagship store in Charing Cross Road, plus Easter gifts, plus assorted other places: Everyman Library Classics – London Stories Simon Callow – Charles Dickens Paula Byrne – The Real Jane Austen Bill Bryson – The Mother Tongue Mikhail Bulgakov – A Country Doctor’s Notebook […]

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