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rwmg
On the Move: A Life | Oliver Sacks
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#7days7covers #day1 Thanks to @Ruthiella for inviting me. I don't know who's already playing and who isn't so I can only say join in if you feel like it.

Ruthiella I need to read more Sacks! I‘ve only read An Anthropologist on Mars so far!😀 (edited) 3mo
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BarbaraBB
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This book is a poem, a lovesong, a serenade, a celebration. Of New York City and of Oliver Sacks. Every sentence in this book feels genuine and intimate. Hayes writes with so much respect about the people who make his city and about the two lovers who made him into the man who wrote this wonderful quiet book.

(Pic: Oregon‘s forests)

squirrelbrain I have this on my TBR.... are you having a fab time?! 5mo
arubabookwoman I hope you got to (or will) get to the Oregon coast--among the most beautiful places in the world!! 5mo
Tamra Mine kinda setting! 5mo
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JennyM That sounds fantastic! You look to be having a great time, too ❤️ 5mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @JennyM I am! It‘s completely different from Europe! And this book... read it 💕 (edited) 5mo
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman Unfortunately we won‘t. I know it must be gorgeous but so are the Painted Hills where we are staying now. It really is a beautiful state! 😍 5mo
BarbaraBB @Tamra Are you living nearby? Oregon is so beautiful! 5mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi You were so right about this book! I loved it 💜. @Rachel_nyc @Liz_M @mrozzz If you haven‘t read it yet, do. It‘s a poem on your city! 😘 (edited) 5mo
Tamra @BarbaraBB no, but I grew up in AK and we every summer we camp for an extended period in the mountain west. 🤗 5mo
BarbaraBB @Tamra That must have been lovely ❤️ 5mo
emilyhaldi Oh, I‘m so so happy you loved it!!! ❤️ and that I now have someone else to share my love for this book with 😆 You described it perfectly ✨ enjoy your travel!!! 5mo
batsy That looks simply magical 🌳🌲😍 5mo
Rachel_nyc @BarbaraBB Haven‘t read it yet but have added to my TBR! 5mo
CarolynM I've wondered about this one for a while. The interviews he did when it was first published were really interesting. You and @emilyhaldi have convinced me to stack it. 5mo
mrozzz Ahhhhh I love that you loved it. I have it somewhere- hopefully I‘ll find it while moving! 5mo
BarbaraBB @mrozzz You‘re moving? Where to? 😘 5mo
mrozzz With my husband to an apartment in our hometown. It‘s close to his work so it makes sense 😊 5mo
BarbaraBB @mrozzz You‘re leaving NYC then? 5mo
mrozzz Still working in NYC for the foreseeable future! Our hometown is where I started commuting from years ago so at least I know what to expect. 5mo
Cinfhen Are u using filters??? The colors are so vivid!!! And you‘re reading SO MUCH!!! I can‘t seem to read anything 😝 5mo
BarbaraBB No filters! It really is gorgeous. And I‘ve loved the emptyness and rawness of the landscape. How is your trip going? @Cinfhen (edited) 5mo
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Fridameetslucy
On the Move: A Life | Oliver Sacks
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I worried that I could‘t find common ground with OS as he motorcycled across America. So free, without fear or economic limitations. But then I realized I, like him with his patients, had to find our commonality. Our being human together through his shyness and a separateness that he wished he didn‘t have but used to do his work. It is said of his father that he was considered one of the 36 “hidden righteous whose goodness sustains the world.”

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Fridameetslucy
On the Move: A Life | Oliver Sacks
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I picked up a copy of his book Gratitude (for my Litsy swap group selection) but figured I would first read this memoir rspecially since it‘s been on my TBR pile for the past year. Nothing like mellow nighttime reading.

rwmg Excellent book. My book club read it last year. 6mo
Fridameetslucy @rwmg Yes im enjoying it on many levels. I am also struck by how absolutely alien so much of his story of traveling solo back and forth between Canada and America is to me. He could do this, often welcomed and traveling in the company of men, because he was a man. There seems to be a universe of men that Sacks lived in - I dont think he is even aware of the priveledges assiciated. (edited) 6mo
rwmg @Fridameetslucy He probably wasn't any more than he was conscious that for so many people the possibilities for earning a living and supporting a family preclude that sort of lifestyle. 6mo
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sgoffe
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Oliver Sacks, an endlessly passionate & intelligent man.

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"And then there is the wonder of buoyancy..."

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Tanisha_A
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"But the ur-library, for me, was our local public library, the Willesden library. There I spent many of the happiest hours of my growing-up years — our house was a five-minute walk from the library — and it was there I received my real education."

From the essay titled "Libraries" by Oliver Sacks. Read the full article here - Oliver Sacks on Libraries https://bit.ly/2VJOQnS