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For any mystery fans still looking for a book for the “Fear the Drowning Deep” bingo square …

… this short story compilation from the British Library Crime Classics series looks like it would fit the bill.  (Link to Obi’s review HERE: obi.booklikes.com/post/1956924/post)     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1957146/for-any-mystery-fans-still-looking-for-a-book-for-the-fear-the-drowning-deep-bingo-square

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Beatles Jukebox

www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6424929116612595712 Got home earlier tonight after a long day and three hours’ worth of sleep the night before, following on the heels of three equally long days (and similarly short nights); finally caught up with three days’ worth of BookLikes posts and am now dog-tired (again).   So I thought before logging off I’d just […]

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BT and Lillelara: Did you see this review …

readingallnight.booklikes.com/post/1625971/the-price-of-salt-or-carol-the-book-vs-carol-the-movie … of Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt (aka Carol) and its movie adaptation? Don’t want to reblog since it’s a review, but I thought you might be interested.  (If you’re already following the reviewer, never mind.)   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1626142/bt-and-lillelara-did-you-see-this-review

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Cat and Book Lovers: This Bag Was Made for You …

www.usgearlaunch.com/products/cats-bookshelf-tote-bag?variant=50702521556 Just shared on my FB wall by a friend … isn’t it too cute? Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1605478/cat-and-book-lovers-this-bag-was-made-for-you

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Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature 2017

www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/awards-and-prizes/article/74966-nobel-prize-in-literature-2017.html     Yey!  I wasn’t totally enamored with The Buried Giant and Nocturnes (and I’ve yet to read The Unconsoled and An Artist of the Floating World), but I’m a fan of his on the basis of Never Let Me Go, The Remains of the Day, and When We were Orphans alone.   Congratulations, Mr. […]

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BookRiot: Cracking the Names Behind A Christmas Carol

Most of us have grown up with Scrooge’s Christmas Eve escapades. We know the plot, the catch phrases, the every “bah, humbugs!” like the back of our hands. The names Ebenezer, Jacob Marley and Bob Cratchit are now as deeply familiar to us as Santa, Rudolph, and Frosty. We know it all. Or do we? […]

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BookRiot: Happy 200th Birthday, The Nutcracker!

At this time each year, thousands of little Claras across the world pull their Victorian nightgowns over their heads, lace up their toe shoes, and prepare to take their place on stage in one of the most coveted roles for an aspiring ballet dancer. But the history of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet goes beyond twirling Sugar Plum Fairies […]

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Flavorwire: Bookish Getaways for Lit Lovers

As we enter the heart of winter, some of us are already dreaming up ways to escape the chill and vacation somewhere cozy with a good book. Taking that sentiment to the extreme, we’ve collected several bookish getaway spots to plan your next trip. From a hostel where you can sleep in a bookcase, to […]

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The Telegraph | 31 reasons why we love Scotland – Travel

The most irresistible things about Scotland, whether you’re looking for remoteness, wildlife, culture or whisky Source: The Telegraph | 31 reasons why we love Scotland – Travel

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Britain’s best islands – Telegraph

Scenic, quirky and often remote, Britain’s islands are a world apart from daily life. Nick Crane, who presents the television series ‘Coast’, introduces our guide to 10 of the best.   The Isle of Skye “feels very Lord of the Rings”   Source: Britain’s best islands – Telegraph

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The Telegraph: The most beautiful places in Ireland – Travel

Dark Hedges Road, Co Antrim An 18th-century beech tree-lined road known as the Dark Heges near Stranocum, Country Antrim, made famous by Game of Thrones.   Source: The most beautiful places in Ireland – Travel

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The Telegraph: 15 books to read if you want to understand the Irish

Recommended reading for visitors to Ireland, compiled by Michael Kerr Source: 15 books to read if you want to understand the Irish

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The Telegraph: 12 of the best self-guided tours of Scotland

Source: 12 of the best self-guided tours of Scotland Merken

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Germany’s 10 best Christmas markets – Telegraph

As the festive season nears, Adrian Bridge and Paul Wade head to Germany, the home of the Christmas market, and select their top 10 options Source: Germany’s 10 best Christmas markets – Telegraph Merken Merken

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So, they carried the day.

Neanderthals for Trump: How our primitive brains are ruining American politics – Salon.com, April 19, 2016 Donald Trump’s appeal isn’t just ideological but biological. “Political Animals” author Rick Shenkman explains. From the interview: “… it was during that period [= the Stone Age] that we mainly evolved. And we evolved to address the problems of […]

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BookRiot: Cool Maps of Fictional Literary Places

The Land of Oz Narnia Middle Earth: The setting of The Hobbit   Source: Cool Maps of Fictional Literary Places

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Foremost of Noble Ladies: Hatshepsut – History of Royal Women

One of the most fascinating historical female royal to research and learn about is the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt: Hatshepsut. James Henry Breasted, American archeologist and Egyptologist, said she was the “first great woman in history of whom we are informed.” So just who exactly was this well-known Egyptian and what did she accomplish? […]

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Salvador Dali’s Surreal Illustrations of Alice in Wonderland

Reblogged from: learn by going flavorwire.com/589586/salvador-dalis-surreal-illustrations-of-alice-in-wonderland Amazing. Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1469419/salvador-dali-s-surreal-illustrations-of-alice-in-wonderland

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REBLOG: Ficticious Meals

Reblogged from: Reviews in Chalk www.charlesroux.com/albums/fictitious-feasts-1 “Weaving the link between literature, food and photography, Fictitious Feasts is based upon food scenes in fiction texts”. (from Charles Roux’s website) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1456299/ficticious-meals

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REBLOG: British Council – #ShakespeareNoFilter

Reblogged from: Scarlet’s Web (BookLikes) www.shakespearelives.org/explore/shakespearenofilter As part of our Shakespeare Lives programme, we are retelling three of the Bard’s most iconic plays through the lens of Instagram! Set throughout Europe, these modern adaptions will inspire and intrigue. This is where you can catch up with the stories so far, and on Instagram you can […]

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