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Free David Williams audiobook

Reblogged from: XOX   Source: www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses David Williams free audio book for all who have to stay home.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2112524/free-david-williams-audiobook

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Meanwhile in Brazil …

See: www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/25/821327282/in-brazil-bolsonaro-doubles-down-on-exaggerated-coronavirus?t=1585223690880 I know it’s extremely small comfort for those of us worried about their own governments’ responses, but I’m still glad we don’t have to deal with this sort of mega-f*ckery. No wonder Brazilians are furious.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2105131/meanwhile-in-brazil

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Literary Hub: The first lines of 10 classic novels, rewritten for social distancing.

Source: lithub.com/the-first-lines-of-10-classic-novels-rewritten-for-social-distancing     Pride and Prejudice It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be hoarding toilet paper. (Midu shared this on LinkedIn the other day; thought I’d pass it on.) And there are a couple of repuposed last lines, too …   Original post: […]

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BookLikes Newbie Wondering Whether to Stay

See: booklikes.com/thread/4818/should-i-bother-with-booklikes?p=0#thread-post Looking at her blog, I instantly decided to follow her; I also posted a link to her blog in the “New BL Blogs to Follow” group.  In the space of a single day, she’s pretty much nailed the site’s issues such as they present to someone who’s just signed up, but instead of […]

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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

Source: 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 […]

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BookRiot: Cracking the Names Behind A Christmas Carol

Source: bookriot.com/2016/12/14/115478   CRACKING THE NAMES BEHIND A CHRISTMAS CAROL Community Dec 14, 2016 This is a guest post from Bryan Kozlowski. Bryan is the author of What the Dickens?! – Distinctly Dickensian Words and How to Use Them. A member of the Dickens Fellowship, Bryan has written on Dickens’ life and legacy for Slate, Country Life magazine, and Anglotopia. Most […]

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BookRiot: Happy 200th Birthday, The Nutcracker!

Source: bookriot.com/2016/12/14/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 […]

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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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The Telegraph: Britain’s Best Islands

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

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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

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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 hunter-gatherers […]

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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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