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Bookwomble

Joined April 2018

"Well, I ain't got no money, and I ain't got no hair" - Bowie??‍? https://www.librarything.com/profile/Michael.Rimmer
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Next up, poetry collection...

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"The void is a spectral realm; not even nothing can be free of ghosts."

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Bilbo's Last Song | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I've had the pocket edition of "Bilbo's Last Song" for a while, and it's one of my favourite entries in the Middle-earth canon. The original full-size edition I bought the other day to enjoy Baynes's artwork the better. First discovery is that the full title is "Bilbo's Last Song (At the Grey Havens)", the second that there is a middle register of paintings of Bilbo in various attitudes of reverie removed from the pocket edition. ??

Bookwomble By juggling the picture elements about, the roundels are printed at about the same size in both editions, but the vignettes in the lower register are larger in the original format. I'm so glad I decided to buy it, despite a slight hesitation about duplicating yet another book! 1d
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Coming Race | Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
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🎶Look out at your children
See their faces in golden rays
Don't kid yourself, they belong to you
They're the start of The Coming Race
The earth is a bitch, we've finished our news
Homo Sapiens have outgrown their use
All the strangers came today
And it looks as though they're here to stay🎶

One of the many literary references to be found amongst DB's lyrics. Lytton's book was influential in its time, his concept of a life force, Vril, 👇🏼

Bookwomble ...creating quite a stir amongst not only occultists like Helena Blavatsky, The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and Alistair Crowley, but also amongst the public at large. Its most long-lived cultural legacy is probably little recognised today, being the beefy jam formerly known as Johnson's Liquid Beef, but renamed to cash in on the book's popularity as Bovril, literally "Cow-power" ⚡?⚡ 3d
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The Flowers of Evil | Charles Baudelaire, James N McGowan
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Baudelaire‘s unknown extra verse to erotic poem revealed:

"The lines, which come after a verse in which Baudelaire‘s naked lover is seen only in the light of the hearth, translate as:
And I was full then of this Truth:
That the greatest treasure reserved by God for the Genius
Is to know profoundly earthly Beauty
So that from there can spring forth Rhythm and harmony.”

Baudelaire wrote the extra verse to The Jewels in the margin of a 1st edition

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Reid of Liverpool | Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Sublimating my anxiety at attending a job interview via the medium of #bookhaul - Part Two

saresmoore Lovely! Best wishes for the interview. 💫 3d
Bookwomble @saresmoore Thank you 😊🤞🏻 3d
TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 you‘ve been round the corner from me today! 3d
Bookwomble @TrishB I thought I felt good vibes 😁 3d
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News From Nowhere | Liverpool, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Sublimating my anxiety at attending a job interview via the medium of #bookhaul - Part One

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Things I've done today to make Piers Morgan angry:
• Stuck up a poster supporting postal workers' right to strike;
• Ate a Gregg's vegan sausage roll;
• Made trans-affirmative comments on a discussion board;
• Bought a book...
• ...of poetry...
• ...feminist poetry...
• ...from a Socialist bookshop...
• ...in Liverpool;
• Generally swanned about being a snowflake ❄
What have *you* done today to make Piers Morgan angry? 🤔

saresmoore 😂♥️♥️♥️ 3d
TrishB Always a feminist and always a vegetarian and have a vote Labour sign in the window ✊✊ 3d
Bookwomble @TrishB 😁✊🏻 3d
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Emilymdxn What a fantastic thread! Today I went to my job providing access to drama for children in deprived areas, read a book of feminist short stories by a Lebanese woman translated from Arabic, and chose Thatcher in a group conversation about which historical figure we‘d each most like to punch. 3d
Bookwomble @Emilymdxn Ah, your last 'thing' is one of the few times I've literally lol-ed 🤣 (though, naturally, I don't condone punching anybody, which pacifist sentiment will also make Piers angry) 😁✊🏻 3d
Emilymdxn @bookwomble I made everyone specify that we were only doing the time travel in order to humiliate and not cause any damage to anyone, Piers can also get a load of my white poppy while hes at it 🤍 3d
TrishB @Emilymdxn I lol‘d too, but absolutely don‘t condone, just generally support the sentiment 😁 3d
Bookwomble @Emilymdxn PS. I love your first 'thing' 💗 God! He'd bust a blood vessel over a white poppy! 🤣 3d
VioletBramble ❤️ 3d
CarolynM 😂❤️ 3d
GingerAntics This is the greatest political post ever!!! YAAAAS!!! I‘m not sure about Pierce Morgan, but I sure know what I‘ve done today to piss off Donald Trump! Pretty sure he‘s made that exact face, too. lol (edited) 3d
Bookwomble @GingerAntics Dare I ask what? 🤔 3d
GingerAntics Supported teachers‘ right to strike, supported a woman‘s right to say no, went entirely against the sexist BS at my job today, continued to be a female with a brain and an opinion, knew and openly said he‘s corrupt a-hole who needs to be impeached...I‘m sure that barely scratches the surface. I maintain my entire existence pisses him off...and I like it!!! 3d
GingerAntics Basically what you did, just the American version. 3d
Bookwomble @GingerAntics Sorry, I didn't see the notification for your reply 🤦🏻‍♂️. Awesome stuff! 😃 Challenging the Patriarchy can feel like a full time job ✊🏻 7h
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“I never felt like that before. Maybe it could be depression, like you get. I can understand how you suffer now when you're depressed; I always thought you liked it and I thought you could have snapped yourself out any time, if not alone then by means of the mood organ. But when you get that depressed you don't care. Apathy, because you've lost a sense of worth. It doesn't matter whether you feel better because you have no worth.”

saresmoore Boy, that is accurate. 4d
Bookwomble @saresmoore Yep, swap "mood organ" for "antidepressants" and it's even more accurate. 4d
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"Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday's homeopape. When nobody's around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you go to bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up the next morning there's twice as much of it. It always gets more and more."

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Thanks to @TobeyTheScavengerMonk for the reminder that November 2019 is when Blade Runner is set, so I've rewatched the film & am now rereading the book for the umpteenth time.
Harrison Ford played Deckard in the tradition of the world-weary detective, even doing his own homage to Bogart's Marlowe in The Big Sleep: compare the goofy persona each adopts in the book shop/ dressing room scenes. However, PKD's Deckard is a junior-level police 👇🏼

Bookwomble ...bounty hunter. Far from being the lone wolf "god-damn one man slaughter house" of the film, book-Deckard is unhappily married and, up to now, has had to be satisfied with the easy cases handed down by his superior office, Dave Holden. As the main action begins, Deckard is feeling the pressure of having to prove to his boss that he's up to the task of bringing in the renegade 'andys' that put Holden in intensive care... 1w
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“Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the perception of this one living being; and how all things act with one movement; and how all things are the cooperating causes of all things that exist; observe, too, the continuous spinning of the thread and the contexture of the web.”

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Counselling Skills for Working with Gender Diversity and Identity | Michael Beattie, Penny Lenihan, Robin Dundas
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"A core part of...'orthodox masculinity' has its bedrock in not doing, saying or being anything that might be seen as feminine... The first rule of being a man is 'no sissy stuff'. Instead, these sexist and misogynistic constructs at the heart of orthodox masculine gender performance are understood as helping shore up the theory of men's 'natural' dominance over effeminate men and women. ??

Bookwomble "... Men who fail to live up to the standards set...are excluded or marginalised to the extent of their transgression. The fear of the loss of power and male privilege lies in the rejection of masculinity's apparent binary and complementary opposite, femininity.” 1w
GingerAntics Sad, but true. It‘s amazing the lengths men will go to in order to prevent the loss of this label of “man” instead of seeing it as they‘re actually identity. 1w
Bookwomble @GingerAntics The pressure to conform can be hard to break away from. 1w
GingerAntics It absolutely can be. I don‘t know when or why males were told their masculinity was not an identity, but a perception, but I‘d like to go back in history and slap that person. 1w
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“Love the art, poor as it may be, that thou hast learned, and be content with it; and pass through the rest of life like one who has intrusted to the gods with his whole soul all that he has, making thyself neither the tyrant nor the slave of any man.”
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Bookwomble Self-doubt is something I can struggle with; remembering that I am good enough can be difficult. Unreflectively reacting to my feelings of inadequacy and incompleteness with anger and remonstrance, or subordinating my needs to those of others to feel acceptable, all things that I recognise in myself. Aurelius's meditation helps me to connect with compassion for self and others, though it can be hard work at times. 1w
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“The universe is transformation; life is opinion.”

I like the brevity of this translation, though the meaning is, perhaps, a little clearer in this one:

“The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.”

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November, 2019. A bleak dystopian nightmare ruled by mega-corporations in which emotionless androids devoid of empathy struggle for power in a world of diminishing resources and environmental collapse. So, to forget all that, I thought I'd watch Blade Runner.

vivastory 😂😭😆😭 we're so screwed 1w
Kimberlone Too true 1w
saresmoore Ha! What @vivastory said. 1w
Aimeesue Yep! 😂😂😂 1w
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"We must make haste then, not only because we are daily nearer death, but also because the conception of things and the understanding of them cease first."

Cheery soul, old Marcus!
And yet, while remembrance of death may at times be morbid, it can also be freeing and uplifting.

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"Remember how long thou hast been putting off these things, & how often thou hast received an opportunity from the gods, & yet thou dost not use it. Thou must now at last perceive of what universe thou art a part, & of what administrator of the universe thy existence is an efflux, & that a limit of time is fixed for thee, which if thou dost not use for clearing away the clouds from thy mind, it will go & thou wilt go, & it will never return."

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Mysteries of Udolpho | Ann Ward Radcliffe
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And some boys, too...

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Squeeze: Song by Song | Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook, Jim Drury
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We went to see Squeeze tonight at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and they were absolutely fantastic! So many great songs, Glenn's voice as good as ever, and a brilliant band of musicians. Chris's lyrics lift their songs to another level, and the often misused comparison of songwriting teams with Lennon & McCartney is perfectly apt for Difford & Tilbrook. Loved this gig, and thanks to technology already have a live CD of the night ❤🎸❤

Trashcanman ♥️ 2w
Kimbono I saw them a month ago and they were great! What a fun show 🥰 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds great! 2w
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LauraJ Such amazing songwriters! 🖤🖤🖤 2w
Bookwomble @Kimbono We seem to like a lot of the same musicians 😊 2w
Bookwomble @Riveted_Reader_Melissa They were great! If you get the chance to see them, buy a ticket 😁 2w
Bookwomble @LauraJ Glenn's melodies are so catchy, and Chris's lyrics are little stories, often so poignant. I used to work in an electrical appliance shop in the 80s/90s (Rumbelows, for UK Littens of or approaching a certain age!), and could play my own soundtracks, Squeeze featuring heavily. I had one customer who listened through "Labelled With Love" in tears, asked me who it was by, and went over the road to buy it from Woolies! 2w
CarolynM I'm a huge fan. We saw them last year - so good - and we've got tickets for next year. No Difford in Australia, though, unfortunately. He won't get on the plane😂 2w
Bookwomble @CarolynM Oh, that's a shame - I didn't know he's aerophobic (is that a word?). Still, I'm sure it will be a great gig 😊 2w
Kimbono @Bookwomble We have such good taste. 🤣 (edited) 2w
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Chinese poems | Arthur Waley
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“The Graveyard“

“What man's land is the graveyard?
It is the crowded home of ghosts -
Wise and foolish shoulder to shoulder.
The King of the Dead claims them all;
Man's fate knows no tarrying.“

- Traditional Chinese Burial Song for common people

merelybookish Beautiful! 2w
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@TobeyTheScavengerMonk Keep on geekin' on!??
Jeter did a third in his sequel series, "Eye and Talon". He attempts to reconcile the differences between DADoES and Blade Runner, with mixed results. Definitely worth a read, though. "Future Noir" is great, I'm sure you'll love it.
I wasn't taken with the new film, but perhaps I should revisit it now that my initial disappointment has worn off and see if it sits any better.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Seeing this put a smile on my face @Bookwomble Thanks for the heads up about the 3rd Jeter book! The first volume of the new Blade Runner: 2019 comic drops this month too so I might check it out as well. My feelings on 2049 would be mixed to positive. Regardless, I‘m sure there‘s an alternate universe where it was a mindless shoot-em-up so I‘ll take the sad slow movie we got. 2w
Bookwomble @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Let me know what you think of the comic - I stopped collecting a few years ago, but would pick up a TPB if it's good 🙂 2w
Bookwomble @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Blade Runner is in my Top 5 films (the exact ranking of which is fluid), so the sequel was always going to struggle to live up to my expectations. I'm fine with sad and slow (I enjoyed the film A Ghost Story, which is sloooow!), but I found the villain uncomplicated and boring, and a lot of the depiction of women objectifying in an unnuanced way. But, as I say, I'll give it another viewing in the hope that I missed something 2w
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Paddington | Michael Bond
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Sqweee! 😍

Erofan 😍 2w
LauraJ How perfect! 2w
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Midnight Diner | Yaro Abe
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A new series of "Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories", a bowl of vegetable noodle soup, a pot of tea, and I'm set for the evening ???

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Despite, or perhaps because of, not doing much today ahead of work in the evening, my head has been feeling rather muzzy. I've found a modern translation of Marcus Aurelius helpful in the past, and hope this nice-looking 1904 edition of an 1873 revision of an 1862 translation will read well.

Aimeesue Lovely cover! And it's just the perfect size! 3w
batsy I love that cover! 2w
Palimpsest I absolutely love it. I read Meditations earlier this year and it has become one of my favorite books. 2w
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Bookwomble @batsy It's has ingeniously textured board covers, designed to look like leather. As a veggie, I'm glad it's fake! The design is lovely, though 😊💖📖💖 2w
Bookwomble @Palimpsest It's a wonderful read, though at times I think Aurelius asks too much of himself. I don't think it's healthy to feel nothing at the death of a child (though clearly, he does feel, but thinks he shouldn't). 2w
Bookwomble @Aimeesue It's very pocketable! Though I must stress that I did buy it 😁 2w
Aimeesue @Bookwomble Ha! I love the smaller book sizes — I started collecting old Modern Library editions a while ago because they're almost the perfect size and they're so well made. I wish they were just a skosh smaller, but they'll do. (edited) 2w
Bookwomble @Aimeesue The old Everyman series and Collins Clear-Type Press editions are nice handy sizes, too 😊 2w
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As much as I enjoyed the title story, with its Victorian atmosphere and Holmsian feel, the contemporary stories "Alice Baker" and "The Front Room" best conjured the ghostly sense of unease for which I read supernatural fiction. "Boy Number Twenty-One", the remaining tale is a well written story, but didn't give me goose bumps. Overall, 4?, but "Alice Baker" is 4.5?

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Although my October morning was bright, rather than dank, I'm always a little thrilled when the story I'm reading is set at the time of year in which I'm reading it 😊

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I loved the title story, blending aspects of the ghostly tale, a Holmsian psychic detective, and Gilmanesque psychological horror. If there's such a thing as cosy horror, this may be it. I'm hoping the other stories, different as they appear to be in tone, are as enjoyable.

GingerAntics This picture is trippy as all get out!!! lol I just keep staring at it, trying to figure it out. lol 3w
Bookwomble @GingerAntics It's a person sporting a giant atlas moth on their face 🦋 It is pertinent to the story 😊 https://lifewithldub.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-attack-of-giant-atlas-moth-story.h... 3w
GingerAntics That‘s a real bug? Seriously? That is terrifying!!! I was trying to figure that part out; if it was photoshopped and of this was a real thing on a real person‘s face. 3w
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GingerAntics Oh my god that‘s real. That‘s really real! It wasn‘t until I read the caption about seeing his teeth through the moth that I saw it. Holy night that is amazingly terrifying. I have no idea why. That is just really giving me the willies!!! 3w
quirkyreader @GingerAntics some species of moths and butterflies can get even larger that that. 3w
Bookwomble @GingerAntics You may find this story scarier than I did 👻😄 3w
GingerAntics @quirkyreader oh god. I‘m not sure I needed to know that. lol I could have possibly gone my entire life without ever knowing that. lol I have idea why this pictures freaks me out so much. Usually I enjoy butterflies. 3w
Bookwomble @quirkyreader Are you trying to give @GingerAntics nightmares! 😂 3w
GingerAntics @Bookwomble @quirkyreader 🤣😂🤣 I seriously had that thought after I saw his teeth. 🤣😂🤣 I was thinking, oh god I‘m having a nightmare about this tonight. 🤣😂🤣 It‘s terrifying, but I can‘t stop laughing either. So many mixed messages. 3w
quirkyreader @Bookwomble it‘s on the TBR. 3w
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Hill's stories are in the tradition of M. R. James & E. F. Benson, creepy, supernatural and paranormal, rather than outright horror. Starting this collection of 4 short stories, I'm pleased to find the first one using the Psychic Detective format, mainly because it allows me to mention the Thomas Carnacki stories of William Hope Hodgson and the John Silence stories of Algernon Blackwood, because who doesn't love an egregious literary reference?

Bookwomble The narrative request for an "intriguing story", the Victorian gentleman's club frame, and nested narrative voices are comfortingly familiar, but punctured somewhat for me by my internal reading voice being that of John Finnemore... https://youtu.be/d9PUlyE_w6I 3w
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A new tea bowl I bought from a local potter this afternoon at a craft fair. It has an elm leaf design, which caught my eye. I'd like to say I've inaugurated it with a special blend of exotic tea, but it's actually a Metropolitan cocktail. 🍵🍸😛

LeahBergen That‘s gorgeous! 3w
Bookwomble @LeahBergen It is lovely. I like hand thrown pots as they're usually a bit wonky, and I can identify with that! They had a nice green bowl, which is my favourite colour and usual choice, but I liked this white bowl with an accent of green. 3w
Nute I dig that! And just like you I like hand-thrown mugs and bowls for their slight but cool imperfections. Nice find! 3w
Bookwomble @Nute I don't have many individual tea bowls, despite my liking for them, but I can feel the stirring of yet another collecting obsession! 🙄😛🙄 3w
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Marvell: Poems | Andrew Marvell
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I enjoyed some of Marvell's early pastoral poems, pushed through ten verses about his aristocratic patron's house and garden, and balked at the prospect of another 90 panegyric verses about m'lord's other, presumably nine-times-more-splendid, gaff. With more prospect-balking in consideration of poems extolling Cromwell's genocidal campaigns in Ireland, I gave it up in default of having world enough, and time.

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Went to see Count Arthur Strong tonight & almost died from lack of oxygen, I was laughing so hard! He did an excellently terrible rendition of Bowie's "Starman" as his opening gambit, so he had me hooked from the start. Bought his "memoirs" & got it signed after the performance. Sad to hear there'll be no new TV but there is a radio Christmas special being recorded, and a new project being touted. Great evening, & I'm looking forward to the book?

Aimeesue Glad you had a great time, but now I'm sad! No more new tv episodes!! Nooooooooo! But now I want to watch the episode where they're in the "haunted" house. ? (edited) 4w
Bookwomble @Aimeesue It was hilarious. If you get the chance to catch his tour, I'd recommend it. I asked him about the TV show when getting my book signed, and he seemed genuinely disappointed that another series hadn't been commissioned, but hopefully his new project will be taken up. I like the flying lesson episode 😂🛫🛬 3w
Aimeesue @Bookwomble That's a good one, too! 😂 Sadly for me, Count Arthur Strong does not seem to be headed for America, so I will have to watch for a televised version. But I'm probably one of 37 CAS fans in the US, and 2 others live in my house with me. 😂 3w
Bookwomble @Aimeesue Oh, I'm surprised you've heard of him at all in the USA - I assumed you must have been UK based. His humour strikes me as being quintessentially British, so I'm glad you enjoy his stuff 💖🇬🇧💖 3w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 oh my god I love her more everyday!!! 😍😍😍 4w
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Marvell: Poems | Andrew Marvell
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“Had we but World enough, and Time,
This coyness Lady were no crime.
We would sit down, and think which way
To walk, and pass our long Loves Day.”

- To his Coy Mistress

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❤🐎❤

GingerAntics 💙💙💙 4w
CarolynM My husband and I like to classify people by the Winnie the Pooh characters. I'm Eeyore, but that's ok, he's always been my favourite. 4w
Bookwomble @CarolynM I'm my mind I'm Tigger 🐯, but in reality I'm surely more Piglet 🐷 😄 - with a strong element of Eeyore, too be sure ❤ 4w
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Marvell: Poems | Andrew Marvell
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I started "The Lost Weekend", but I'm not feeling in the mood for the dives and dancehalls of 1940s New York, so I'm going in a completely different direction with some 17th century poetry. I don't really know anything about Marvell, but was tempted by this Folio Edition, which is as old as I am ??

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Of the many excellent stories in this collection, "St. Ginolph's Urn" is the one which has stayed longest with me. Meyrink's tendency is to puncture the tension of his macabre stories with a final satirical flourish. In this one, the morbid sorrow and tragic horror of domestic abuse, manipulation and infanticide are maintained throughout. If only the perpetrators of abuse could have the faintest glimpse of the monstrousness of their actions...

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"They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream."

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The Lost Weekend | Charles Jackson
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New book, new decisions 🤔💭🥃 or ☕ Probs best to stick with ☕ 😁

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The first 2/3 of this slim book covers the history of England in Ireland, including the partition into North and South, which was entirely for economic reasons, with religious sectarianism used as the excuse, and grim reading it makes for an English person with a heavily edited version of history received from 70s/80s school and media. The last 1/3 gives Foot's outline for British withdrawal. Post-Good Friday Agreement, it still seems reasonable.

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The Book Lover | Maryann McFadden
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Check - Full house ✔

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As another Brexit deadline looms, and with the status of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland being crucial, a book written in 1989, pre-Good Friday Agreement, might feel somewhat dated, but as the possibility of opening old wounds seems significant, understanding how deep the wounds run might be useful. I'm *really* hoping that the fragile peace in Northern Ireland is not sacrificed on the altar of vain ambition.
(Photo of Paul Foot)

Suet624 I‘m with you all the way on this. 1mo
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Scouse humour! Environmentally-aware insult graffiti seen on a pub toilet wall in Liverpool. 😄❤

Aimeesue The fiend! 😂😂😂 1mo
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"Murderer! Just think how clever they were to choose that word. Think of the sound. There's really something of the death-rattle in it.
It's the repeated 'ur'-sound that expresses the horror. How cleverly people have wrapped us round in suggestion."

- "A Suggestion"

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If it's anything practical, I'll let you know ... 🐕💩

LauraJ Thanks! You never know when it might come in handy. 1mo
Bookwomble @LauraJ Ha, ha! So it did have a practical purpose I the Austro-Hungarian empire (and doubtless beyond), but Meyrink uses the question facetiously to attack the imperial government for neglecting invalided war veterans and tolerating their poverty. You never know with Meyrink if you're going to get a straight-up horror, or if he's going to subvert his own story. 1mo
Bookwomble Dried dog excrement was used in the tanning process for leather gloves. Collecting it was a last resource for those living in abject poverty. 1mo
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For the Record | David Cameron
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Titles on the spines under Cameron's book - trolled! 😂

(Seen in a Waterstones display window - not my photo)

TrishB Saw this this morning and had a good chuckle!! 1mo
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Bookwomble @TrishB @Aimeesue It gave me a giggle, too 😄 1mo
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"An icy fear sweeps across the room - the intangible that lies beyond all thought and comprehension, the choking fear of death that has lost its root and origin and no longer rests on any cause, the formless mother of horror."
- "The Rings of Saturn"

Meyrink builds effect on effect in this story, rising to a climax, which he utterly skewers with a satirical denouement. He's a skilful writer.

Painting: "Monster Brains" by Alfred Kubin

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CarolynM Exactly. 1mo
GingerAntics God I love this man!!! Absolutely correct on every point!!! 💙💙💙 1mo
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"At certain times of the night the soulless shades of dead planets come sliding into the realm of visibility, eager for life, exchanging mysterious confidences among themselves by means of strangely tentative gestures, instilling an uncertain and indefinable horror into our souls."
- 'The Rings of Saturn'

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If He Hollers Let Him Go | Chester Himes
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“The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning.”