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AshleySimon

AshleySimon

Joined October 2017

Compulsive reader. 📖 www.goodreads.com/ashleyesimon
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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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‘Feckless,‘ he said. ‘I love Franny, but she can get ideas.‘
Yes, I️ thought, she has a brain and those do perkily tend to make ideas.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻 2y
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Pickpick

Sometimes you read a book, and it resonates so powerfully and unexpectedly and specifically that you can‘t quite put it into words. I didn‘t expect to be so moved by this book, but this one‘s gonna stick with me for a while.

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“Make of yourself a light,”
said the Buddha
before he died.
...
clearly I‘m not needed
yet I feel myself turning
into something of inexplicable value.

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“I wanted to tell her that I was getting better, because that was supposed to be the narrative of illness: It was a hurdle you jumped over, or a battle you won. Illness is a story told in the past tense.” (85)

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“But I was beginning to learn that your life is a story told about you, not one that you tell.”

Snagged this book at the store today - can‘t wait to settle in and finish it 📖

GA_Bookworm07 Ive heard good and bad about this book which is why i havent bought it. 2y
AshleySimon @AvidBookWorm02 same! I‘m interested to see what it‘s like! 2y
lauralovesbooks1 I was going to take a pass on it, and then a friend that normally doesn't read teen at all gave it 5 stars . . . and I picked up the same day. :) 2y
AshleySimon @lauralovesbooks1 i wasn‘t sure about it at first... but I‘m about halfway through, and the characters have grown on me! 2y
bookishdani So awesome! Woot! 2y
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Zero K | Don DeLillo
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“Haven‘t you felt it? The loss of autonomy. The sense of being virtualized. The devices you use, the ones you carry everywhere, room to room, minute to minute, inescapably. Do you ever feel unfleshed?”

This is the first DeLillo book I‘ve read. It‘s weird and wonderful and drags a little here & there. But I‘m loving this sci-fi world‘s commentary on morality & mortality & technology.

Suet624 Hmmm. Unfleshed. Yup. 2y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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What a surreal experience to see my literary hero in person! Margaret Atwood is, if possible, even more wry & witty in person than in her books.‬

Suet624 How great!!! 2y
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The Edible Woman | Margaret Atwood
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I‘m pumped to see Margaret Atwood in person at Notre Dame tonight! It‘s been two years since I picked up my first Atwood novel (The Edible Woman). Tonight she‘s discussing The Handmaid‘s Tale - another of my favorites.

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"Still, what I want in my life / is to be willing / to be dazzled - / to cast aside the weight of facts / and maybe even / to float a little / above this difficult world."

I find a new gem every time I re-read Mary Oliver. I read "Strawberry Moon" for the first time last night and it blew me away.

Lindy Mary Oliver 💜 2y
Avanders Welcome to Litsy! 2y
AshleySimon @Lindy 🤗❤️ @Avanders thanks! 2y
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The Art of Memoir | Mary Karr
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"In my experience, young writers may stumble early on by misunderstanding the basic nature of their talents. We want to be who we‘re not. The badass wants to be a saint, the saint a slut, the slut an intellectual in pince-nez glasses."

mrozzz Brand new to Litsy? 🤓 2y
AshleySimon @mrozzz yes! 🤓😁 2y
mrozzz Yay! I hope you enjoy it here. @MrBook can you help me get @AshleySimon some support? 😊 2y
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MrBook But of course, @mrozzz 😎🙌🏻. Welcome to Litsy, @AshleySimon 😁👏🏻! You're going to love the #LitsyFamily, I guarantee it. (edited) 2y
AshleySimon @mrozzz @MrBook thanks guys!🙏 Still learning my way around... but I'm excited to be here! 😁 2y
mrozzz @britt_brooke another Mary Karr fan over here 😊 2y
mrozzz @AshleySimon it'll take some getting used to but you'll love it like @MrBook says.... 😄 if you need help or recos on other people to follow, just ask!! 2y
britt_brooke @mrozzz Thanks for the tag! 😘 You‘re my kind of reader @AshleySimon - welcome to Litsy! It‘s the best. 💚 2y
AshleySimon @britt_brooke yay for Mary Karr fans... she's one of my favorites! Thanks for the recommend @mrozzz - can't wait to make other connections w fellow readers! 📖☺️🤗 2y
Malisa Welcome to Litsy!! Hope you enjoy your time here!! 🎉🎉 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome to our little bookish corner of the world! 2y
Sydsavvy Welcome!!! 2y
cathysaid Welcome! One great way to get involved is through a "read-along" or "buddy read." Try looking at the pages of @Jess7 @MinDea @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks to see posts about #BOTMBuddyRead. (edited) 2y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! I'm fairly new here and this community has been so warm and welcoming! I love it here. I look forward to future bookish chats. ☺️ 2y
Lindy Welcome! 2y
TheWordJar Welcome to Litsy! You've just found yourself an amazing book community! Make yourself comfortable, and happy reading! 2y
RadicalReader @AshleySimon Welcome to Litsy! Enjoy your stay and share some wonderful words of wisdom while you embark on your book filled journey 2y
Cinfhen #LitsyWelcomeWagon check out @RaimeyGallant she has tips for new users to make Litsy even friendlier..... 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
AshleySimon Thanks all, glad to be here🤓😁 2y
MadisonCarter Just finished Cherry last night, starting Lit today. The Liars‘ Club was exceptional. Love Mary Karr! #bookfriends 2y
AshleySimon @MadisonCarter I‘m reading The Liars‘ Club right now.... love her! 2y
RaimeyGallant P.S. Here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
http://litsy.com/p/aDJja2lMZFFY
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