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The Beatles Book Tag! *Original*

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What better to end a week that included the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame than a Beatles tribute book tag?  The Orangutan Librarian created this amazing book tag by taking some key songs from their repertoire and doing a mash up with some questions and jammed in some graphics (which anyone is welcome to use). Since I cannot remember life without the Beatles–and we were a Beatles-loving family, this is perfect for me! So thank you, O.L. for creating this tag!

NOTE: I had to delete a few songs–I just didn’t have an answer for some.

And now for some (pretty straightforward) rules…

Rules:

  1. Tag back to the original creator Orang-utan Librarian (me)
  2. Thank whoever tagged you
  3. Tag people and keep it going!

Okay let’s rock ‘n roll!

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Other than the men in my works in progress, lol? Well….I’m limiting myself here to books I’ve read this year so I don’t repeat the same old candidates like Rhett Butler! James, Marquess of Walderhurst sounds pretty dreamy in his way. And he has servants, land, money….sounds like a great retirement gig!

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There are so many! That’s why I write this blog! Again, I’m limiting myself to this year. It’s one book, I promise! Just in the USA and UK covers and titles. I love this author! Her first book, Meet Me at the Museum, is beyond wonderful and this one is so sweet and fun that I’d actually think of re-reading it next summer.

The Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson

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Just about any Judy Leigh book will do! She writes about love at a, ahem, later time in life. I like that. It gives hope to all of us of a certain age that there could be someone who doesn’t just want an unpaid cook and housekeeper or, worse, a nurse with a purse. Heading Over the Hill was so fun and the marriage it depicted was believable.

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It is not every day that a book assigned in a graduate course makes a real difference in your own life, but Flourish did–and has. Coming from a negative family who complain all the time this was a big help–even at the late age of 59. It is very readable, too.

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One that left a dark shadow: East of Eden by John Steinbeck. The dark shadow included real-world nightmares. I did not finish this book. It was too much for me psychologically.

I interpret this as it is so bad you’d send it away!

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Opening with on-the-desk-rear-entry-not-truly-consensual-sex is just not a way to win me over. Yuck. Not even bothering to link to it.

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Get the audio version–the author is the voice of this story in every way. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

But GOOD-WEIRD

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It is hard to describe this book. It should have been all the things I dislike, but I loved it!  Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.

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In all seriousness, this book had a far more poignant note to it than I expected and spoke volumes about the nature of loneliness in our society. The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams.

Don’t make me chose between Precious’s Botswana and Three Pines!

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So sweet, so sad (nothing bad happens to the cat). The Travelling Cat Chronicles

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Autumn by Ali Smith shook things up by just being odd.

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This one was just delightful. The Fortnight in September by RC Sherriff.

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This series brightens up my day just thinking of it! A Summer Wedding for the Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett

All my old favorites: GWTW, Auntie Mame, The Joyous Season,  …And The Ladies of the Club, All Creatures Great and Small, The King’s General, Rebecca...How to decide between them?

Annnd time for a quick Bonus Question: What’s your favourite Beatles song?

The Long and Winding Road, Penny Lane, Hey Jude are definitely among my favorites. But so is just about every Beatles song.

8 thoughts on “The Beatles Book Tag! *Original*

  1. This is so fun! You’re right who can choose between Botswana and Three Pines?! I adored Meet Me at the Museum but Narrowboat Summer didn’t hold the same charm for me. Great job with this post!

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  2. This post was great! I am an original baby boomer Beatles fan so I enjoyed your creativity linking the songs and books. Well done!

    It’s impossible to pick a favorite song but special to my heart are Let It Be, Here, There and Everywhere and Golden Slumbers

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  3. My husband was a police officer in DC when the Beatles visited there. Some young girls were so excited and rushing toward them. My husband nearly got pushed under their car as the Beatles were exciting a building and trying to get into their limo!! I have always been a big fan of their music and loved this post. Such fantastic linking, Lisa.

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    1. Wow! That’s an amazing story. Thanks for sharing it! Our neighbors took several of the teenagers to see the Beatles at…wait for it….the Indiana State Fair lol! Imagine! I was about 3 then but I remember because they offered to let my brother go–he was 7 but a “mascot” to the others.

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