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mojosmom 3 hrs ago
Oh, lord, Land acknowledgements have become the latest thing here the last few years. They're such a joke - someone gets up, reads a few lines, all very performative and perfunctory. Virtue signalling at its finest…

mojosmom 1 day ago
[[Amazon, when postage is included, is an expensive option for secondhanded books, and Better World Books was cheaper for me in Australia. ]] You might also try Book Depository, which ships free to Australia.

mojosmom 4 days ago
[[An unusual one: The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/16608289/ ), a retelling of a story set down by a monk in 1400! ]] By sheer coincidence, I just read this story…

mojosmom 1 wk ago
[[Have you provided a way for people to check who is an Amazon subsidiary? ]]Google is your friend. [[ BCers themselves could add their local bookshop to the book details if given the opportunity. Please advise how…

mojosmom 1 wk ago | 1 replies
[[It's not clear to me if BC gets this if the purchase is made or everytime one uses the link. ]] Affiliates get a (very small) amount only if a purchase is made.

mojosmom 1 wk ago
And would you explain what you mean by "invisible violence" and "shadow work"?

mojosmom 3 wks ago
[[ I recently learned a similar scent word, petrichor, the smell of soil after it rains. ]] Were you by any chance reading "Letters to Camondo"? https://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/6/575194/9738234

mojosmom 3 wks ago | 1 replies
[[Do you have your own shower and toilet, or is that a shared one down the corridor]] The toilet is a shared one down the corridor. There are no shower facilities (unless you are in a Grand Suite). But the London-V…

mojosmom 3 wks ago | 4 replies
[[Oh wow, how was it on the Orient Express? One of my good friends is an absolute train buff and will love any info.]] Amazing! The food and service were incredible. They kept feeding us! The compartments are not …

mojosmom 3 wks ago | 2 replies
I’m almost finished. I’m reading because I just took the OE to Venice, and what else would I read on such a trip?

mojosmom 3 wks ago | 7 replies
Went to Buckingham Palace (well, the Queen’s Gallery, anyway - for the “Japan: Courts and Culture” exhibit, which is fabulous). And went on the Orient Express to Venice. (I’ve been to Venice, but never arrived on the…

mojosmom 1 mo ago
Abridged and edited by Tim Mackintosh-Smith. As the author traveled for 29 years, you can imagine that some abridgment is necessary! As I am traveling now, it seemed appropriate, and this volume is small enough to b…

mojosmom 1 mo ago | 1 replies
[[as apparently induction is quick to change the temperature]] I believe that is true. However, they still need electricity to work, so you can’t use them in a power outage.

mojosmom 1 mo ago | 3 replies
[[all the gas stoves (many) I've ever used are SOOO much easier to control than all the electric stoves]] Same here. If a pot starts to boil over on an electric range, you have to move the pot, possibly harming your…

mojosmom 1 mo ago | 4 replies
We’re on the Queen Mary 2, headed from New York to Southampton, and are being thoroughly spoiled. We opted for a stateroom with a balcony, and have decided to have breakfast there every day, rather than going to one of…

mojosmom 1 mo ago
This is a collection of short stories by the author of the Commissario Ricciardi series and the Bastards of Pizzofalcone series, both of which I enjoy. The first of the stories in the book describes the events that led…

mojosmom 1 mo ago
This is a collection of short stories by the author of the Commissario Ricciardi series and the Bastards of Pizzofalcone series, both of which I enjoy. The first of the stories in the book describes the events that led…

mojosmom 1 mo ago | 3 replies
Remember before God, Richard III, King of England and of those who fell on Bosworth Field, having kept faith, 22 August, 1485. Loyaulte me lie. This day, "King Richard, late mercifully reigning upon us, was, through …

mojosmom 1 mo ago | 1 replies
[[[[This was sent to me by my sister, who found it in a used bookstore and thought (rightly) that it would be the perfect read for me before I embark on my transAtlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2 - one week from today…

mojosmom 1 mo ago | 3 replies
It's about the era when traveling to or from Europe meant sailing on one of the great ocean liners. This was sent to me by my sister, who found it in a used bookstore and thought (rightly) that it would be the perfect…

mojosmom 1 mo ago
[[I don't do stars. Never have!]] I don't, either. Star ratings don't tell me anything. One person's 1-star rating is another person's 10-star, and unless I know *why* a book is rated a certain way, it's not helpfu…

mojosmom 1 mo ago
[[I believe the premise of the article was the very fact that the majority of everyone were older, white people and it's harder for POC to be engaged ]] Doesn't sound like the lit fests around here! Most of the auth…

mojosmom 1 mo ago
Thank god. I was terrified it was going to suggest that people come here and beg for freebies, as too many articles about BC do. This one gets it!

mojosmom 1 mo ago
[[ I love the fact there are not footnotes at the bottom of the pages as many histories have ]] Now I hate that. It annoys me to constantly be having to flip to the back of the book.

mojosmom 1 mo ago
My carrying around book is "Venice : the lion, the city and the water", by Cees Nooteboom, in anticipation of my visit there next month.

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