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Last book 📚 that knocked you back, it so blew you away?

We're coming up on what I often find as a drought season for good reads, at least based on what I seem to find each early summer (why!?!), so I'm seeking recommendations.
09:17 AM - May 01, 2023
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This year, I'm predicting some particular chaos in the countries that recognize International Workers' Day tomorrow.
04:51 AM - Apr 30, 2023
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Cannot fathom nostalgia for adolescence.

Those years were not my faves.
06:39 AM - Apr 29, 2023
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American 🇺🇸 idiom of the day:

kangaroo court = self-appointed tribunal or dishonest/incompetent court of law

#USidiomoftheday
03:41 AM - Apr 28, 2023
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Lausanne 🇨🇭 punches above its weight in museums—and in art and culture in general.

For a city of its size, the number, variety, and quality of the museums it features will surprise you. (Come visit!)

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06:09 AM - Apr 27, 2023
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🇫🇷 French word of the day:

camouflet = a snub
08:12 AM - Apr 26, 2023
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🥁 My list of the books I read (with my favorites in bold, as always!) during Q1 2023! 📚

What should I read this quarter?

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11:16 AM - Apr 13, 2023
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Okay, interwebs, do your magic:

Ideas for a good, slightly edgy name to give a boutique that sells tea and gifts in a trendy neighborhood?

(No, I am NOT opening one, but #writing about one.)
09:32 AM - Apr 12, 2023
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🇫🇷 French word of the day:

biscornu = quirky, cranky
06:47 AM - Apr 12, 2023
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Leading into dropping my Q1 2023 list 📚, my Q4 2022 list.

#books #Reading #literature

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02:49 AM - Apr 11, 2023
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Gots to brag on my sister-in-law, who was interviewed by the Sunday New York Times for her expertise on the Paris catacombs! 🤩

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06:22 AM - Apr 09, 2023
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American 🇺🇸 idiom of the day:

keep a weather eye out = be extremely watchful or alert
12:51 PM - Apr 07, 2023
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So much for how I thought March was going to go.

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04:26 AM - Apr 06, 2023
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🇫🇷 French word of the day:

lupanar = house of ill repute
05:47 AM - Apr 05, 2023
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If you get the chance to go to France's Loire Valley, please, please take it.

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05:01 AM - Apr 04, 2023
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Can we bring back goofy Midwestern regional sayings and terms for things?

I miss "charge plate" and "chuck hole" and "davenport" and stuff like "land o' goshen." I'm rooting for a resurgence.
02:38 PM - Apr 03, 2023
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At what point do I decide that the pipe-tapping happening in my building is from someone trapped and desperately trying to alert the other residents and try to investigate?
11:56 AM - Apr 01, 2023
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A treat to hear Lauren Groff talk about her novel Matrix at Bibliotopia here in Switzerland 🇨🇭 last night! 🤩

#literature #books #authors
03:44 AM - Apr 01, 2023
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There are a few travel tricks for trips to Europe to help teens have an awesome time in the moment—and one to remember long after they get home.

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11:36 AM - Mar 30, 2023
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🇫🇷 French word of the day:

dithyrambique = ecstatic, extremely complimentary
05:43 AM - Mar 29, 2023
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If you’ve moved or plan to move, a few survival tips gleaned from my personal relocation experiences will help you adjust more quickly and thrive in your new place.

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05:33 AM - Mar 28, 2023
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Lots of birthdays happening in the family right about now and what the heck is with the way Americans sing the standard "Happy Birthday" song?

Way to remind people death is coming, with a miserable, plodding dirge.
02:26 PM - Mar 27, 2023
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Long shot, but anyone in the #Geneva / #lausanne 🇨🇭 area want to meet me for the Lauren Groff panel at Bibliotopia this Friday night? 😀

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08:27 AM - Mar 26, 2023
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I'm a grown-ass adult (mostly), but once I reached the midpoint of this one, I had to no-kidding switch to something else before sleep.
05:57 AM - Mar 25, 2023
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Realizing how bizarrely much the cover font matters for me when it comes to considering a book. 📚

More than the colors, photo, overall design and layout... I seem to have a font thing. 🤷
07:26 AM - Mar 24, 2023
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Recent time in DC prompted some thinking—and some research—into how different countries see and celebrate their leaders.

Letter to follow on the subject next Wednesday, for all who've subscribed.

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12:40 PM - Mar 23, 2023
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🇫🇷 French word of the day:

apanage = prerogative, exclusive privilege
07:09 AM - Mar 22, 2023
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A little research I did on whether humans can improve their empathy. Which, really, requires that they want to improve their empathy. (And on that count, I am not sure.)

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06:04 AM - Mar 21, 2023
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Saw a novel set in 1986 labeled "historical fiction" and... let's just say I don't feel good about that.
07:25 AM - Mar 20, 2023
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"Pop Quiz:

Q: What is the difference between nice and kind?
A: Only one is the result of fear."

—I Keep my Exoskeletons to Myself, by Marisa Crane
06:36 AM - Mar 19, 2023
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