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CuriousG

CuriousG

Joined April 2016

Living books since the day I first filled my crib with them.
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Struggling to make sense of the sudden death of a friend, someone with children and so much good left to do in this world. A memory popped up from a book I read several years ago, and can't help but be drawn in to the struggle described in it as the "intolerable grief of being alive", and how true that must feel for my friend's family right now. The price of love is inevitably a broken heart, and yet it is worth the pain to love...

CuriousG "The years have been quick; the days have been long and messy. Dawn till dusk trying to find our way back to ordinary, wondering every day why our existence must be so much more effort than it was before. Our tragedy will not be our crutch. We will not let it keep us from having a fully lived life. And yet we are so damn tired... 1w
CuriousG ...In the end, all we can do is live. And in the process, let the life we've been given seep into our souls as we lean into the heartache, the suffering, and the almost intolerable grief of being alive...To survive, we must simply live. To love, we must love hard." 1w
TrishB Sorry to hear about your friend 💔 1w
PurpleyPumpkin Very sorry to hear this. Thanks for sharing these very moving words. 💜 1w
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I've been trying to go slowly with this one and just read one story a week, but it is getting harder to do. If you like bizarre, almost magical, yet a feeling that is melancholy and somehow almost hopeful, this short story collection will likely be for you. I still have a ways to go to finish, but I am absolutely loving it so far!

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Seven Fallen Feathers was a very difficult book to read, yet so very important. The same can be said for this one so far. I am one essay in and have a heavy heart, yet am continuing to learn, which is the most important thing.

Creadnorthey Dear heavy heart, the hard part of reconciliation. 2w
CuriousG @Creadnorthey yes, and I do not feel reconciliation is possible without having a heavy heart. Impossible to move forward towards reconciliation if unable to acknowledge the suffering that has/is happening. 2w
Creadnorthey So true. 2w
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I'm in a bit of a reading slump in that I don't have the ability to concentrate for long, however my goal for the Choose Your Own Goals Readathon is to finish the tagged book, and get started on one of the new ones I have recently purchased. I also would like to listen to audiobooks at least 15-30 minutes each day.
#marvelousmarch #marvellousmarch # readathon #chooseyourowngoals @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😁 Hope it helps, been in a bit of a slump too. 3w
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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction | Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein
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#LitsyLoveReadathon continues...

I have moved on to A Pattern Language for a bit. Celebrating 5 years of #LitsyLove (although my involvement does not go back that far) is such a good excuse to break out one of the books I've been meaning to tackle more thoroughly.
@LitsyLove @StayCurious @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for participating 🧡 3w
CuriousG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn't quite make all my goals, although I have so many pages flagged in this book, with facts to pull out in "Hey, did you know ... ?" conversations ? 3w
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Continuing the #LitsyLoveReadathon in celebration of #LitsyLove being 5 years old. Got started with about 15 pages of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. Will get to A Pattern Language later today, but first heading out for some time with my two favourite guys (partner and 🐕).
@LitsyLove @StayCurious @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction | Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein
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So it's been 5 years of #LitsyLove (although not that long for me) and I'm celebrating this weekend with the #LitsyLoveReadathon and setting my own goals, albeit small ones. Goals in comments ⤵️
@LitsyLove

CuriousG My 5 year TBR book is A Pattern Language. I've owned it for quite a while (and was on my TBR for years before that) and chipped away at a few sections, but I want to spend at least an hour going through it and finding a few random facts that I love and can repeat at random moments. 4w
CuriousG My other goals are to read at least 1 more short story from "Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century", as well as get at least 20-30 more pages of "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" read. 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo 🎉 📚🎉🎊📚👍🏻🎊 4w
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"It would seem as if all the unwanted children would stick together and be one against the things that were against them. But not so. They hated each other as much as the teacher hated them." p. 150

"They learned no compassion from their own anguish. Thus their suffering was wasted." p. 159

(As a teacher, reading the descriptions in this novel of how casual the adults were about judging/mistreating children is just a series of gut punches ?)

CuriousG I know in many ways this book doesn't even begin to touch on the racial dynamics of the era, however I find it helpful in being able to draw parallels between other works I have read that do, and the reality of many families that I work with as an educator. I work in a program in which the majority of our students are from a very marginalized community (despite the fact they are "white"), based on religion, language, and customs. 1mo
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1. Very much depends on my mood, however I can say that people throwing cigarette butts on the ground is bound to boil my blood pretty much any day.
2. It's a tie. An overly Pollyanna-ish outlook, or being overly reliant on another character to be "complete". (Don't get me wrong, I love my partner & would struggle immensely if I lost him, but I'm not an incomplete human without him; life is just better with him here)
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

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UPDATE: Clearly I did an old one, but it was at least the 1st time I've done it 😆
1 - difficult to say for sure, but could be Stephen King, Toni Morrison, or Octavia Butler. Louise Erdrich, John Steinbeck, and John Irving are up there too.
2 - in a comfy chair by a campfire or next to the lake
3 - usually no because work interferes, but occasionally yes.
@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Love #2!!! Thanks for joining in 🤗 1mo
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Thank You Friend | Tammy L. Bicket
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I'm clearly *very* late with this post, but thank you Litsy friends. These last 6 months have been terribly exhausting and your kindness has always made me smile when I need it most. @lovesbooks87 @BookwormAHN @Librarybelle

BookwormAHN Your welcome 😺 1mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee
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I usually purchase from my local indie bookshop but noticed that the paperback version was 33% off on Amazon.ca this week so finally ordered it. I've been wanting to purchase this one since it came out and somehow never got around to it.❤️📚

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How to Do Nothing | Jenny Odell
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Taking advantage of the time between arrival and forced bedtime at my sleep study, to come back to this book. I chip away at it a chapter or two at a time, and then set it aside for many months. I do like it, for some reason just can't take it all in at once.

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I realize this sounds hokey but I'm giving this one a shot. Usually I would have taken a hard pass as at a glance it comes off as 'you too can be superman and conquer life to be better than all the chumps around you!'...but I heard it highly recommended on a podcast I love & am willing to be open minded given I feel so drained of every last ounce of energy that my will to do anything beyond survive is nonexistent. Continued in comments..

CuriousG I've managed to get past the dated references to having a Blackberry & Palm Pilot (🤣🤣🤣) & was finding it hard to buy in when they acknowledged their unexpected discovery that the average person has far more daily stress in their work day than professional athletes (& they initially only worked with high level athletes, so they would know), & we need to start recognizing our agency in finding ways to sprint and recover vs constant marathons. 3mo
CuriousG I'm the first person to scream from the rooftops that sometimes we just don't have the option of walking away to recover (as my 4 months of 60-70 hour work weeks show) and there are personal situations that complicate things (like my husband's acquired brain injury). But the fact remains, it's literally killing me, and the only person who can find ways to help myself is me.This talks about physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy... 3mo
CuriousG ...and the need to balance and find ways to stretch and recover in all areas. I think the idea of 'view the tough stuff as challenges to grow' and then step back to recover, will actually be helpful. Demands are never going to go away, but maybe I can find a way to push just enough, then recover just enough. A physical workout isn't helpful if it doesn't push our limits, but we also need a recovery period 3mo
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CuriousG I think I like the continuation of that to mental/emotional/spiritual. We'll see how this one plays out though. 3mo
JillR I‘ll be interested to hear whether you find this helps overall. I too am feeling burned out (from a work perspective), expected to constantly work to a very high level with no let up, and it‘s hard. A former boss once said to me, no matter what level you work at, you need some easy things in the mix for balance, and I‘ve never forgotten that, even though it‘s hard to allow myself to do those “easier” tasks when always so busy! 3mo
CuriousG @JillR I will try to post my thoughts as I chip away at it. I won't fly through it but I need to prioritize myself, so I am going to set aside at least 20 minutes a day for it. I do feel there are some jobs/times in life where there is simply just to much & there is no recovery time available, but they can't go on forever (which I think is the point of the book?). It makes me sad to consider my job may not be compatible with health/sanity 😔 3mo
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"As she read, at peace with the world and happy as only a little girl could be with a fine book and a little bowl of candy, and all alone in the house, the leaf shadows shifted and the afternoon passed."

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌅 3mo
CuriousG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks this is my favourite reading spot. It won't look like this for many months and would take me a solid km of walking through thigh deep snow to get to right now though. But the quotation reminded me so much of the shadows the leaves make on the ground and pages of my book when I read here! 3mo
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Had a New Years party with my God-children tonight, but was sure they would be in bed early enough that I could read myself into 2023...it's 12:40 and I'm just sitting down with my book now. Their parents may not be thrilled with me, but I caved and figured now they have something to brag to their friends about. Guessing most 7 year olds didn't see midnight. Lol

dabbe Love, love, love this book! Hope you do, too! 3mo
CuriousG @dabbe Loving it so far! 3mo
dabbe @CuriousG 😀 3mo
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Received this super special book made just for me by my 6 year old nephew, Harry Potter: Monsters On The Loose. He even put an author's photo on the back 😍😍😍 Such a special 🎁. Don't fear though, Harry saves the day by putting his wand up the monster's nose and then casting a spell 😄

Patchshank Awwww...thats so cute. I love it. 3mo
Avanders 🫢🥹 Amazing! 3mo
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The extra snow and closed roads over Christmas provided a great opportunity to read more than usual. Between my usual slow reading pace & the fact that I am trying to savor this one & take it in slowly, I'm still chipping away. Being able to curl up with this cozy blanket I was just gifted & this perfect #jolabokaflodswap book is living the life I dream of for months leading up to Christmas holidays! Thanks again @ReadingRachael - perfect choice!

ReadingRachael I‘m so happy you‘re enjoying it! ❤️😊 3mo
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While my husband is outside snowblowing trails for our dog, I'm yet again curled up inside reading. (There were banks 8-10 inches higher than our Berner's back so he kept getting stuck 😄) 3 full days with all roads/highways closed, and even now on the 4th day some are still closed and travel is not recommended. This is the most reading time and least pressure I've felt over Christmas is a long time. Very thankful for a working snowblower though!

Bklover Beautiful!!❄️☃️❄️☃️ 3mo
tpixie My husband does that for our dog too! Although since she is only 9 lbs, it doesn‘t take much snow to trap her! 3mo
tpixie The snow is beautiful. Mother Nature is a force! 3mo
CuriousG @tpixie It truly is beautiful. Our Berner is bred for snow, so is happy to lay in a snowbank for hours. I love winter, but totally respect the power it has to shut our entire lives down when it wants to. We keep lots of non-perishables, extra gas for generator, etc., so that we can just settle in and wait for life to return to normal. Took the pup out for some especially beautiful walks. The quiet from lack of vehicles really makes it more special. 3mo
tpixie @CuriousG the quiet would be mystical ❄️ 3mo
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Could not be more excited about the #jolabokaflodswap. Thank you so very much Rachael! This is the one book that I had decided if it didn't magically get chosen out of my giant TBR, I would buy myself in the new year, so I can't wait to curl up in my blanket. Plus the chocolate & gorgeous metal bookmarks! There is so much snow that the roads have all been closed, so no pressure to go away tonight.
@ReadingRachael @MaleficentBookDragon

ReadingRachael I am so glad you like it!! I had not come across this book before and it is now a new addition to my own TBR 😂 3mo
CuriousG @ReadingRachael I'm really enjoying it so far. I had Bell's Palsy about a decade ago and thank goodness it resolved in about 6 weeks, but knowing how bizarre the relationship between how I felt and what my face would show was, I'm so interested in what Ruhl has to say about how it has been to deal with it over years rather than weeks. 3mo
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My beautiful snow baby absolutely *LOVES* this blizzard. I don't mind the snow, but I'm happy to sit inside tonight in front of the fireplace with my chai and rereading parts of Wintering ❄️📚❄️

Texreader That‘s so precious!! ❄️ ❤️ 🐕 3mo
wanderinglynn How cute! ❤️🐶❄️ 3mo
TheBookHippie Winnie thinks it‘s a big snow cone 🤣🤣🤣❄️❄️❄️❄️🐶🐾 3mo
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Caroline2 Too cute ☺️ 3mo
Sleepswithbooks Ooooooohhhh so sweet 🐶🥰❄️ 3mo
CuriousG @TheBookHippie Meelo too. We very literally don't even have to fill up his water bowl in the winter because he eats so much snow 🤣 3mo
CuriousG @Caroline2 @Sleepswithbooks @Texreader @wanderinglynn Thank you. He seems to know he's cute so shows off 😄 3mo
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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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#jolabokaflod package has arrived...can't wait until the 24th to relax and enjoy some reading and chocolate!
I had my husband look to make sure things were wrapped so I didn't accidentally spoil the surprise...super cute wrapping!! 😊
#jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon

CuriousG @ReadingRachael I am making the assumption based on name that you sent this 😊 Love the wrapping job...I've tried that fancy style in the past and failed miserably, so I'm very impressed! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💙📚 3mo
ReadingRachael Yay, it‘s arrived! 😄 Yes, it is from me 😂 Thank you, re: wrapping 😊. The type of wrapping paper makes a huge difference. I‘ve tried this type of wrapping with other wrapping paper where it does nothing but rip (and I gave up frustrated 🙃) 3mo
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According to the tracking, my #jolabokaflodswap package has arrived at its destination! @MaleficentBookDragon

Jess861 It did and is now placed happily under the tree =) (edited) 3mo
CuriousG @Jess861 👏👏👏 3mo
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I had heard just enough to know The Library at Mount Char would be a weird, dark, trip into a bizarre world, and it certainly was that. There is absolutely no way to try and sum this one up. Although nothing like Geek Love, I still felt some serious Geek Love vibes, and I totally loved it! Not sure what that says about me though 🤔 Makes me want to light up my creepy beeswax Medusa candle and start on my next book, Moon of the Crusted Snow.

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I didn't get a pic of it at the post office, but #jolabokaflodswap package went out today! Should arrive by the end of the week 😊 #jolabokaflod @MaleficentBookDragon

CuriousG @jess861 Hopefully you get this by the end of the week, but early next week at the latest. Fair warning, my paranoia about how packages get treated, combined with my love of tape, mean it may be a solid challenge to open 😄 (Oh, and I noticed that a dog hair got under the tape in one spot...I try so hard to avoid the dog glitter, but apparently not hard enough 🤦‍♀️) 3mo
CuriousG @Jess861 and everything inside is wrapped, so you can take it out of the box without ruining the fun. 3mo
Jess861 ahhh so exciting! Sounds like a good challenge for my kids to help open the box, haha - and they'll get a box to play with! No worries - we are an animal loving house! 3mo
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Didn't get a whole lot done this weekend beyond lesson planning, but did manage to sneak in enough time to get my winter gnomes out (this is Hilde) and pick up a copy of The Song of the Cell. I can't wait to read this, although I suspect I won't have the available brainspace until July 😕

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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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I could not be more excited - my signed copies of The Sparrow and Children of God have arrived!!! Of course, this is the one time my dog Meelo wouldn't pose. Oh well, it's maybe better I don't let him near my good copies. He'll just have to pose with the ones that are dog eared and falling apart from use #marydoriarussell #meelo

underground_bks One of my favorite series of all time!! 4mo
CuriousG @underground_bks Me too! Which would explain the dog named Meelo 😂 4mo
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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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Only 1 kid came to the door tonight, but had 4 on Saturday @ least. Now settled in for creepy nighttime read by flashlight

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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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@ShelleyBooksie sent me this *AMAZING* Haunted Hallow Swap package! The bookmarks and everything in the notepad holder are gorgeous. I'm so glad the card is in there saying who created it so I can check out more from them. And the book/ereader sleeve! 😍 Books also seem like my kind of disturbing read, now to decide which to read first. Is it wrong to enjoy a snack while reading The Hunger? 🤔
@wanderinglynn #HHS #hauntedhallow #hauntedhallowswap

wanderinglynn The Hunger is a good read. Enjoy! 🎃 5mo
ShelleyBooksie So glad that you like everything!! Did you open the whole folder on the notepad? There are 3 "pockets". I had a lot of fun selecting items for you ♡ 5mo
CuriousG @ShelleyBooksie I didn't notice at first, but did after a few hours. It is all so gorgeous 😍 Thank you! 5mo
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Children Of God | Mary Doria Russell
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Work is insane in ways I can't cope with right now, so digging into everything familiar...same old reading chair, nothing but re-reads, and same cute pup next to me. He's even named Meelo after a character in The Sparrow and this novel. I hate feeling so overwhelmed, but at least I can read without taking in any more new information

ShelleyBooksie Meelo ♡♡♡♡♡ Sending some "chill" vibes your way ♡ 5mo
BookNAround I‘m sorry you‘re feeling so overwhelmed but you sure do have a cute reading friend. And these Mary Doria Russell books are so good! 5mo
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A quick #thisorthat for a cold autumn day - going to light some candles and curl up with a book again now 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for playing!! 📚❤️ 5mo
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@wanderinglynn #HHS package arrived today - can't wait for opening day!!

@ShelleyBooksie - the 'Boo!' and stickers totally made my day 👻🎃

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🖤🎃 5mo
Hooked_on_books What a cute pup! 🐶🧡 5mo
ShelleyBooksie @CuriousG - I had to raid my daughters sticker collection for some spooky ones as all mine are cutsey - LOL! I'm glad the parcel are it to you. Your dog is adorable! ♡ 5mo
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CuriousG Thanks @ShelleyBooksie - he's my shadow so he makes it into a lot of my pics 😄 5mo
CuriousG @Hooked_on_books That's my boy Meelo...he seems to know he's cute and uses it as a way to try and get away with poor listening skills. Lol 5mo
Hooked_on_books Yeah, I have one of those with poor/selective listening skills. 🙄 She‘s proven repeatedly that she can be very disciplined (when she wants something), so I know she‘s just being willful. But me love them warts and all! (edited) 5mo
CuriousG @Hooked_on_books That is Meelo exactly! He can execute some very complicated commands like nothing...when he decides it is worth it 😄 Dogs are worth it though ❤️🐕 5mo
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The Swap | Fiona Mitchell
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#hauntedhallowswap package is boxed and going out the door! Try to ignore the fact that it is in a massage gun box (massage gun not included) 😄 #HHS
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🖤🎃🙌🏻 6mo
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#HauntedHallowSwap #HHS #HHS22
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Thanksgiving (but just because I get to go camping 🏕)
Scary Maze
Scary costume
🌽 Maze
🥧 always, *always* pie
Make (assuming I had time)
Get a treat; give a trick 😄 (but follow w/giving treat)
Drink one if I can choose what it does!
Neither. A series of mini-binges.
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Love “always 🥧”. I concur. 😆🧡🎃 7mo
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Dem Bones | Bob Barner
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#HauntedHallowSwap #HHS #HHS22
Halloween vibes collage 3/3
This one is just for fun. Where I went to high school has a family that does The Skeltons of Vivian Line each year. There is a new skeleton display daily in the 2 weeks leading up to Halloween (some years a whole month!) I don't live in the area and have to follow them online now, but this was my fav one last year. @skeletons_of_vivian_line on Instagram
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! ☠️🖤🙌🏻 7mo
CuriousG @wanderinglynn it is the best! Hundreds (maybe thousands?) of people do daily walks or drives by just to see what they have each day. 7mo
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#HauntedHallowSwap #HHS #HHS22
Halloween vibes 2/3
Fall vibes involve straight up scary but also general creepy w/ a bit of psychological thriller. Some favourite fall movies are: House of 1000 Corpses (trilogy), The Descent, The Shining & Beetlejuice. Just getting into the show Severance and love it. Oddly, I found Blair Witch Project very unscary/boring. Loved the tagged novel. I like most candy/chocolate, pictured are some favs
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🖤🙌🏻 7mo
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Head of Medusa... | George Fleming
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#HauntedHollowSwap #HHS #HHS22 Q No.3
Halloween vibes collage 1/3

Although I don't necessarily go all out with decorations (Sept/Oct are just crazy busy at work most years), my vibe is definitely a dark one. I generally do not have the cute decor or costumes, unless of course the event has to do with young kids. All of these candles are ones a friend of mine makes and I would actually have in my home.
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Love the candles! ☠️🖤🙌🏻 7mo
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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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#HauntedHallowSwap Q no. 2
#HHS #HHS22

1. Definitely a huge timberwolf!
2. Not Halloween related, but fav creepy book is Geek Love. House of Leaves was also interesting
3. None...eyes glued to the screen the whole time. Then completely incapable of sleeping for days.
4. Old classics, either Monster Mash or Purple People Eater
5. Beetlejuice or House of a Thousand Corpses (although neither are specific to Halloween)
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 🦇🖤🙌🏻 7mo
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So excited for the #HHS22 - bring on the spookiness! 👻 #HHS @wanderinglynn

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Tomorrow is my oldest brother's 46th birthday; the day after that is exactly 10 years since he died suddenly. Since that day two cousins (also just in their 30s) and a nephew have also moved on from their physical time on earth. So many people have had their lives upended in different ways, but continue to love these people and carry them with us.
I have reread this book a few times & always connect with the practical 'this shit hurts' approach.

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Despite the title saying practical, past experiences had me thinking it would be more philosophical, but much of it was very practically based in supporting a dying person. I'm not currently in this situation, but glad I read it now with a clear head & can keep as reference material. Now to sit down with my husband & make clear death plans. I thought I had a clear idea & people around me would know my thoughts/intentions...(continued in comments)

CuriousG ...but now I know better. A power of attorney for personal care, and generally stating to your loved ones what you might want, is still not enough if you truly want those around you to have a solid understanding of what medical interventions/treatments/quality of life measures you do/don't want. This book has solid Appendices to help you develop a death plan though. Excellent resource! 7mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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1. Beloved (honourable mention to comic Bitch Planet)
2. Butler, Octavia E. (HM - Ray Bradbury)
3. Better Off Ted (true TV gem)
4. Tie b/w Blue Oyster Cult, The Beatles, & Beastie Boys (HM - Billie Eilish & Billy Idol)
5. Back to Black by Amy Winehouse (HM - Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer by Old Crow Medicine Show)
#manicmonday #LetterB @CBee
These may, or may not, be representative, but it's what is coming to mind atm 🤷‍♀️

sprainedbrain We had the same two authors. 😉 7mo
CuriousG @sprainedbrain 👏👏👏 7mo
CBee Awesome answers!! Thanks for playing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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Still chipping away at this one. I really am loving it but it isn't one I can rush through.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty cover 💜 7mo
CuriousG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It is such a gorgeous cover! I am going to rearrange my bookshelves so this one can face out. I'm not ready to stop looking at it. 7mo
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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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"Embarrassment, as it turns out, is more powerful than information. And shame is the enemy of truth."

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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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I don't think I will ever get sick of this cover - it is just gorgeous 😍 I find myself taking my time reading this one because I don't want to be done. Sure it will look good displayed cover forward in my barrister bookcase, but I don't exactly sit and stare at that so I'd rather have it with me for a bit longer. Am I the only one who does this sometimes?

vonnie862 It's a gorgeous cover! And I like the title. 8mo
Christine I do that, too! ❤️ 8mo
CuriousG @christine glad I'm not the only one! 8mo
CuriousG @vonnie862 I didn't buy it just for the cover, but it's pretty enough that you would think I had. And the title is very literally. I'm enjoying this one 8mo
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CuriousG
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#bookhaul for today. Not a huge stack, but a great Maya Angelou find. I've read several Lisa Genova novels so have high hopes for this one too, and Family Trust just seemed like a good concept. The blurb saying it's like a mash-up between The Nest and Crazy Rich Asians had me completely sold!

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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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Coffee on the porch this morning while starting this book. I never would have picked it up if Jeff from Book Riot hadn't sold the idea so well on the podcast...and I am so into it!

Soubhiville I‘ve been listening to the audio and loving it! 8mo
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Watch Out for Her | Samantha M. Bailey
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Reading on the dock for the evening. Perfection. Hope everyone's weekend has been a good one!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🐶🐾 8mo
Hooked_on_books Cute pup! 8mo
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Not my usual genre of choice, but my husband bought this for me. Overall an enjoyable read & I'm giving it a pick. I would prefer to have a book that focuses on the expectations & dangers of being a woman, to actually be written by a woman. Feels squicky to have a man explaining our experiences to us. That being said, he did a decent job & must have had a good team of editors/actually listened to the women around him. Content Warning in comments.

CuriousG CONTENT WARNING: sexual assault 9mo
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CuriousG
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1. Yes!
2. Overdue, Well Read Black Girl, Levar Burton Reads, and several Book Riot ones (The Podcast, For Real, and Get Booked)
3. Good question 🤔 It probably would be mostly me reviewing books exclusively by how they made me feel, rather than what happened in them. I 100% connect through emotion vs plot/theme/picturing in my head.
@ozma.of.oz #sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz That sounds like a great podcast idea! Thanks for sharing! 9mo
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