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Curiouser_and_curiouser

Curiouser_and_curiouser

Joined September 2018

I like big books and I cannot lie....reader, maker, knitter, crocheter, face painter & balloon artist. Melbournite
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Re-reading this awesome novel again after 20 years. I had to purchase another copy (from the OP shop for a buck! And one for my sister too) as my original may gave been lent out to someone over the years.
I've got the audiobook, read by Carole Boyd, going too, it's fantastic!

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My little one singing the lyrics from our very old book.
It's been there for all 3 of our kids. My son (now 17) used to read this often when he was 3 or 4 & loved singing the songs with us. He once stopped us in the middle of a song with a curious question, "Dad, does jack have a doodle?"
Awesome movie, awesome book.
My little petal wanted to dress up as Sally but with too little time to pull it together, so we went with The Corpse Bride instead.

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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Twinning!
My number's coming up on the copy of this book from one Library Municipality, so luckily I am new member of a neighboring Municipality (after moving house recently I joined my new local library). So I can return the due one & keep reading!!

I must say, that after reading the first copy (clearly in very new condition) the second copy I've borrowed looks & feels quite well read.
I think I might have changed my views on old vs new books...

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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OMG!! Lucky Me!
Look what I just found at my girls circus class tonight!! I was tidying up some books left around the tables, getting ready to go and I see this tucked away behind some other books in the little community library they have there. The very book I'm currently reading!
I'm 2/3's of the way through the audio and ebooks on my phone so woo hoo, now I can read the physical copy!!
Super excited! Such a great book so far :)

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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Made me laugh!

"Well, hell girl. I'm mad all the time. I'm exhausted, just from being Black all day"

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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Ok, I've only got 2 weeks before this book is due back.
I've had it for 14 weeks and have only made it a 1/3 of the way through, although I must say, I'm really enjoying it and feel quite invested in the family story so far.
Now that I've come this far, I hope I can get through a decent chunk before Return Day!! But with Halloween looming I'm afraid my work will take my focus over the next 2 weeks.
I might consider a personal Atwood collection 😊

JackOBotts This book is a favorite of mine. Good luck & enjoy! 1mo
Lcsmcat It‘s worth renewing if you can. 1mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Thank you @JackOBotts , glad to hear you enjoyed it! The more Atwood I read the more I feel like I'd like my own personal collection to have right here at home. Future goals 😉 4w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Lcsmcat oh yeah, I fully intend on borrowing this book again, unless by some miracle I finish it within the next 14 days! I've come this far, I don't think I'd be able to just let this one go. 4w
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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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"Do I mean to say he didn't love her? Not at all. He loved her; in some ways he was devoted to her. But he couldn't reach her, and it was the same on her side. It was as if they'd drunk some fatal potion that would keep them forever apart, even though they lived in the same house, ate at the same table, slept in the same bed.
What would that be like-to long, to yearn for one who is right there before your eyes, day in and day out? I'll never know"

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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Ok, so I'm still reading this book, after 3 months
I feel like this might be my 4th time round. I got halfway through on audio but as it was getting good, I had many questions & I thought perhaps Id missed important details. So I began it again, on audio. It was suggested I read a physical copy to gain a better understanding so I'm doing that. I'm only 100 pages in & I'm taking notes this time. Yes, I'm getting it now, backed up 3rd time w/audio!

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Looking forward to this true story of Henrietta Lacks. Started this today whilst at the farm with the kids. Our animal tours done the kids let off steam playing in the playground whilst I read. Only thing, we were 10 mins too long and almost were locked in!! A grumpy cafeteria lady opened the doors for us just in time before I was about to climb a fence after the kids, picnic bags and stroller had been hoisted over. Oh, the public debasement!!

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Ooooohhhh, what a story! I've just finished this amazing book last night. To know that this strong, courageous & lucky couple have lived in my hometown since before I was born has made me feel so much more connected to this story. A truly amazing recount from their time in Auschwitz to their way home & ever after days since the end of war. I have just listened to the audiobook but I want to read the words themselves so I've borrowed the ebook

rustoryhuf This book hurt my soul, but I loved it so much. Our book club is discussing this in a few months and I can‘t wait. 2mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @rustoryhuf yes, it is painful to read, but fascinating the strength and courage of the people who made it out. Wow, I can imagine the discussion, I'd love to be there. Big topic. 2mo
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This book has been on my tbr list for a while. I decided to begin listening to the audiobook last night and this all too true story sounds like a living nightmare! Actually I had nightmares all during the night after I fell asleep with it playing on my headphones. This is so extremely sad.
Horrific decisions, acts and conditions. I hope this is never repeated in human times again.

Curiouser_and_curiouser Since I began reading this riveting story I had trouble picturing the concentration camps described, so I had a quick look on YouTube for some footage or photos of the camps as it's been a while since I've seen anything to do with the holocaust. Well I stumbled across some survivor stories & I couldn't stop listening to these people & their stories. Tonight im watching Schindler's List, I first saw this movie 26 years ago, so many questions..... 2mo
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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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A distant memory triggered by Litsy member @Linda_Bloodworth_Author after posting this book as her recently read.
I remember reading this book 24 years ago (1995 written inside the front cover) and after a quick hunt, here it is! The bookmark is still in place after I bailed on this novel, uh, sooo close. Might pop it in my TBR stack.
Thanks @Linda_Bloodworth_Author for your review!!

Linda_Bloodworth_Author Oh, how exciting! I'm glad you're happy to revisit this book. 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Linda_Bloodworth_Author It was funny to see your review because I'm not really sure how popular Michael McDowell is so I thought this novel might have been one of those ones no one else ever read. I have The Amulet too. Thanks again 😃 3mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author @Curiouser_and_curiouser I belong to this horror group on Facebook and someone recommended it, so I checked it out. I've now picked up a book by the gentleman who did the forward. I can't say I'd read another book from this author. 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Linda_Bloodworth_Author I have a small collection of horror books which I keep behind my current TBR's. I used to collect and read these in my early 20's. I might come back to them, not sure, but I maybe I'll check out the horror group on Facebook now that you've mentioned it. See what the current scares are 😉 3mo
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My big girl enjoying some time with their shared The Lion King book today whilst little sister builds a 3D globe shaped puzzle. I love every moment with my awesome girls.

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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Committed to my first e-book last night.
And it's my first Jodi Picoult novel!
I'm really enjoying it so far but now I've got to get up and look after family matters, looking forward to my next chance to continue this story.....

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My girls requested The Lion King from our school Book Fair celebrating Book Week this week, so both are taking turns reading it 🦁🦒🐹🦏🦅🦓🐴🐒🦁

readordierachel What a sweet photo! 4w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @readordierachel Thank you, she's my sweet girl xx 4w
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Running around looking for pieces to create a costume for my 10 yr old for book week & I just can't walk past the bookshelves..
Today's book haul & I'm mighty happy @$1ea, especially with Tandia as I'm currently reading The Power of One!
My daughter squealed when she saw Eragon
I'm also very excited about Kim by R.Kipling, an author I've wondered about for 40yrs, ever since I recieved a book from my Grandpa with 2 of his stories in it when I was 7

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Ok, I had my mouth all ready for Atwood's Cats Eye and The Blind Assassin but inbetween my renewal limit to The Blind Assassin on audiobook & borrowing the hard copy I began re-reading The Power of One (both audio & book) & I just cant put it down!!!
Such an awesome book, bringing me to tears or laughter whether I'm driving around, washing the dishes or in the car waiting for the kids to finish school
So adventurous & moving but easy & fun to read

Kimberlone I have had this book for years and still haven‘t read it but the movie is so good and I highly recommend if you haven‘t seen it! 3mo
Blaire One of my all-time favorites! 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Kimberlone I'm pretty sure I have seen the movie but it was after I'd read the book the first time, and from memory I was disappointed. But I will look forward to seeing the movie again when I finish the novel as I am older and wiser than I was 25 years ago!! Lol. I'll check for it on Netflix & watch it with hubby as even though I've been going on about how great the book is, he isn't a reader. I hope you read it soon!! Let me know how you go 😊 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Blaire I think its definitely up there in my favorite category too!! I'm looking forward to his other novels now. I've got two waiting for me on my shelves, recent op shop finds.... 😉 3mo
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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I listened to this on audio today for about 4 hours whilst I gave my bedroom a deep clean. I've been listening to it in short spurts for last 2 months & today I reached my renewal limit. I can see how just a few more chapters has changed my opinion of the book. Realizing I am not able to renew the audiobook tomorrow I just reserved a hard copy at my library. Can't wait to pick it up, I think I will enjoy reading it even more than listening to it

LiteraryinLititz Great job cleaning! 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Thank you @LiteraryinLititz , it was very therapeutic. My mums house was finally sold and settled last Friday so after 2 years of stress in the move and sale of the house, which I had to manage, I am finally feeling myself again. Today I gave myself time and energy, which I haven't done in a very long time. I am enjoying being in bed reading tonight seeing everything so fresh and tidy. Thanks for your support xx 3mo
slategreyskies I like your room! It has a lot of character. The green chest of drawers is especially nice. Yay for allowing yourself some time to take care of you too. I know I tend to sometimes put myself last, even though I know my needs are important too. ☀️🌼✨ 3mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser @slategreyskies thank you, I do love the color of that piece of furniture too. Yes, i have put myself on the back burner for waaaaaayyy too long, I'm long overdue for some R&R. I'm really enjoying finding myself again. Thank you for your support xx 3mo
CafeMom I loved this book and author 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @CafeMom yes me too! I've just discovered Atwood only a few months ago and I'm loving exploring through her novels. This book is drawing me in the further I read so after listening to half of it on audiobook I'm going to start it again reading the physical book as I feel like I missed some details on audio. Loving the journey :) 3mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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After seeing this book pop up in posts over the last few months I spotted it on a display shelf at my local library last week.
I've read the first 2 chapters so far.The authors style of writing is different to anything I can ever remember reading, very intriguing. I really like the attitude of the protagonist so far. It is totally different than what I expected after reading a few reviews, I expected it to be a lot slower that what it is.

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OP shopping. I think sometimes the collecting is more exciting than the reading, the thrill of discovery and anticipation......

I've read 3 of Paulo Coelho's books, The Alchemist, The Spy & Hippie.
I came across The Valkyries today so I'm wondering if these 4 will give me a good all round feel of Coelho or do I need to read a couple more of his books?

If so, which do you recommend??

jb72 I‘ve only read one of his books, and it was interesting. 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @jb72 thank you. I've read through the reviews of Veronika Decides to Die, many of which are polar opposite. Ill put it on my TBR list 😊 3mo
jb72 @Curiouser_and_curiouser yeah it‘s one of those books you either like or you hate. I‘m in the like category. It‘s different which is what appeals to me. 3mo
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Hippie | Paulo Coelho
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1970
Hippie Trails
"The Invisible Post"
"The Death Train"
"The Magic Bus"....
I was born in 1972 so I missed being a teen/adult in this awesome era but I feel very strangely connected to it. I think I have always have been a Hippie at heart....
I love the feeling this memoir gives, its like I'm right there seeing and feeling all the sights and sounds of the 70's, traveling around with Paulo in his early 20's.
Very cool so far!!

slategreyskies I‘ve never heard of this book. It looks interesting! :) 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @slategreyskies I think it's new, only published last year, 2018. 3mo
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Oh gosh, I've been through the adult section in the op shop, twice, then earlier this week I discovered the biography section....
I've gone back in today to just grab one book I saw earlier for a friend and now I've been stuck for hours in the teen/young adult section.
Only 2 small piles later......you know, for the kids...

Around the World in 80 Days is the lovely old cream colored book with the green tree on the spine.

Q84 I know the feeling 4mo
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Got these 4 going on audiobook atm.

I began The Power of One many years ago but I only got half way through. So I'm starting again and really enjoying it!!

Audiobooks are so good for on the run mummies 😍😍😍

wen4blu Every year I consider rereading The Power of One, but it hasn‘t happened yet. 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @wen4blu Yeah, it's a thick book, but I must say even though I only read half of it many years ago, I can say it was profound and I did really enjoy what I read of it, I think it was life circumstances which caused me to not finish it at the time. I would suggest to just read the first few pages and that might be enough to draw you into this awesome book 😉 I hope you someday choose it. Good luck!! 4mo
LoverOfLearning What app do you use to listen to audiobooks?? 21h
Curiouser_and_curiouser @LoverOfLearning I listen to audiobooks books on an App called Borrow Box, it's an app which you need to be a library member to use. So, to log in you need your library number and your password. It's all free of course. Ask if your local library has an app like this. Ours had a flyer and the library assistant helped me log in. It's the BEST! I hope your library has one too :) 18h
LoverOfLearning @Curiouser_and_curiouser wow very cool. I'll look into this! 17h
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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I'm 3.5 hours into this audiobook but it's just not grabbing me.
Have you read this and what do you think?
Should I keep going?

violabrain I LOVED this book! It does take a bit to get into, but it‘s absolutely brilliant the way it‘s constructed and definitely worth it to keep reading. :) 4mo
Lcsmcat Yes, you should keep going! It‘s brilliant. You might want a print version if the audiobook isn‘t working for you. 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @violabrain ok, thanks so much for the encouragement! I am perhaps missing some details here and there as I usually listen whilst I'm driving, and I'm feel confused sometimes, so I might take it back to the start and start again so I'm more grounded in what's going on. Thank you 😊 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Lcsmcat oh yeah, that's a great idea, I do feel a little disconnected from the story as I usually listen to it whilst I'm driving, so yeah, a physical novel might help where I can flip pages back and forth to reread some parts when I feel a little lost. Thank you for your encouragement 🤗 4mo
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My Booky Wook | Russell Brand
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Oh dear, I've discovered the autobiography section in the OP shop!!

I was pretty excited to find both of Russell Brand's books here. I found his 2nd book & chose it, wishing for the first, then found the first on the bottom shelf. Score!

I have From Strength to Strength by Sara Henderson from when I was a teen, now I find her daughters book Bullo!

Then I get a phone call & absent mindedly add a few others to the stack. Now for the haul home 😉

avelyn I love biographies! 3mo
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Forest of the Pygmies | Isabel Allende
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Found these 3 books on the shelf at the Little Free Library at my children's Circus class tonight. I've read the first few pages of each but cant decide which one to take home.
Which one should I read first??

Post note, I took home all 3, I'm beginning tonight with Forest of the Pygmies.
So does anyone know or think of the author, Isabel Allende?

Lcsmcat Allende is a prolific writer, who writes in many styles. My favorites are Daughter of Fortune and House of the Spirits. 4mo
Eggbeater I loved Son of the Circus, but John Irving is one of my favorite writers because his characters do the strangest things and yet are so relatable. 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Lcsmcat thank you, I wasn't sure what her reputation was like. There is an "About the Author" in the back of the book which I haven't had a chance to look at yet. I am finding this book very easy to read but so far I feel it lacks a little maturity. As I'm struggling with seeing a book through to the end at the moment, I'm hoping the ease of this book will help me hang on long enough to complete it. 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Eggbeater That's cool, thanks so much for your input! I've got about 4 of John Irving's books on my shelf already but I haven't had the chance to read any of them yet. Your comment has intrigued me to read further, thank you! 4mo
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On the go as usual so another audiobook has begun. I'm fascinated by English history and the lives of Kings & Queens.
I have watched many movies of this genre & as I never studied history I can easily get confused by which order Queens or Kings came into rule & each one's story.
Very easy to listen to so far & I love that the author explains how she spent time researching royalty, Queens especially. I'm excited to learn more about them!

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12 Years a Slave | Solomon Northup
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I'm only a few chapters in but I'm riveted by this story. I must be way behind the times cos apparently there's a movie of the same name but I must be the only one on earth who's not heard of it, or if I have seen it already I've completely forgotten.
This incredible recount is a true story which gives the reader an all too honest insight into life for people of color in the 1840's.

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Nevertheless: A Memoir | Alec Baldwin
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Happy ol' birthday to me!
My 4 fave things tonight, knitting, a great big glass of sweet Moscato, my kitty and a good book, audio tonight whilst my little one watches her 3rd kids movie in my bed with me. Luckily for headphones!

Lynnsoprano Happy Birthday 🎉🎈🎂 4mo
Lcsmcat Happy Birthday!🎁🎈🎂 4mo
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Erofan Happy birthday 🎉🎂🎈🎁💕 4mo
Lovesbooks87 Happy birthday! 🎉🎂🎈🎉🎂🎈 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Lcsmcat thank you, having a cozy, lazy night 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Erofan thank you for your message xx 4mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 4mo
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RachelO Happy Birthday! Have a lovely day 🎉📚🥳 4mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday 🎈🎂🎉🎊 4mo
JacqMac Happy Birthday 🎉🌸🎉 4mo
julesG Happy Birthday! 🎂🎁🎊🎈💐🎉 4mo
Theaelizabet Happy b‘day! 🎁❤️ 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @JessClark78 you're sweet, thank you xx 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Thank you @RachelO ! It was lovely xx 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @julesG All of those emojis for ME?? Thank you xx 4mo
julesG Of course! But don't eat all the cake at once. 😉 4mo
LizzieChantree HPpy birthday! 🎂 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @LizzieChantree Thank you, and for the cake 😉 4mo
Butterflyamore Happy belated birthday! 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Butterflyamore Thank you so much! You're very sweet x 4mo
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Nevertheless: A Memoir | Alec Baldwin
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Loving this book read by Alec Baldwin. His voice is so cool and soothing to listen to and I really like hearing about his childhood, so many stories, so many siblings, so many situations to shape a boy. A really enjoyable read (listen).

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Rising Strong | Bren Brown
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Spirituality....

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Rising Strong | Bren Brown
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Snuggled up in bed reading with the sweetest kitty in the world, my Ladybug.
Ladybug was recently hit by a car in our court and had to have surgery to remove the femoral head of her leg bone (femur) after it was dislocated from the accident. She is recovering very well. Being only 2 years old and having had major surgery 18 months previous to this on her ear drum, I think this kitty is showing us exactly what rising strong looks like.

Kshakal 😻😻😻 5mo
Lcsmcat Poor sweetie 😻 5mo
LoverOfLearning Awe poor kitty!! My moms puppy got dropped 1 week after we got her (9 weeks old) and she broke 3 of her little toes. She had the biggest cast on for sure a small animal. Made me so sad. 21h
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Rising Strong | Bren Brown
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"And today I proudly call myself a researcher- storyteller because I believe the most useful knowledge about human behavior is based on people's lived experiences."

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I've picked up another book from my shelf before finishing (or attempting to) the other 8 or 9 books I have started recently.
I wanted to highlight Huxley's thoughts on the modern world nearly 100 years ago.....
He is talking of cars and travel in the second chapter and of the envy of the more powerful cars which zoom past his 10 horse powered car.
Then he ends with this paragraph, correlating the invention of cars and the health of humans.....

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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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A close up of 2 of my book shelves.
Motivational books across the top and large novels on second shelf.
My mums very old copy of Gone with the Wind hiding in the shadows... on my TBR list...

Freespirit It's a wonderful book 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Freespirit oh thank you, I'm sure it is! I think I'll wait for the summer school holidays to read this one, I'd love to dedicate my mind to it if I'm going to commit to a story like this :) 5mo
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Christine | Stephen King
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I thought I'd share a shelfie tonight, pls excuse my bed post & shoe shelf.
2 shelves, top left are hubby's (notice P.K.D titles)
5 of 8 of the shelves are double stacked, so I really need to stop borrowing & bargain hunting for more til I'm done with at least the titles which excite me the most. And these are not our only shelves, 3 more in lounge
What a sweet sight from my bed, to wake up and go to sleep with a view as this...

Norlad I‘d zoom in and snoop, esp. being a PKD fan, but the app doesn‘t seem to allow for it 😕. It is a nice view, though! I‘m in the middle of reorganizing our little library and I‘ll have to post a shelfie when I‘m done. (edited) 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Norlad yes I was thinking of posting a few zoom in shots. I'll be sure to include my hubby's books in there too. Thanks for your message, I look forward to seeing a shelfie of yours when it's ready :) 5mo
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Even though I have not yet finished the last 7 books I have recently posted about, I have started another book, Margaret Atwood's Hag-Seed on audio for all those driving, cooking and just being still times

annahenke I empathize with your life decisions. 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @annahenke to read or not to read...that is the question 5mo
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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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My old copy and a newer library copy of Brave New World, with a forward by Margaret Atwood!!
So I borrowed the library copy for the forward. This is a reread (initially read 20 years ago), struggled a little at the beginning but in full swing now at 25% into the book.

rretzler One of my favorite books! 5mo
Freespirit I read this at school also 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Freespirit I wished we had have read it at school, we read lots of Australian books instead, I was in my 20's when I read it first and was introduced to lots of classic books by my new clever boyfriend (now husband). We still have all of our books we bought for each other at the time. It's a great book! 5mo
Freespirit Wow you must have an amazing collection @Curiouser_and_curiouser 😊 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Freespirit lol, yes well I think so. I'll have to post a shelfie on here one day 😁 5mo
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48 Hours: The Vanishing | Gabrielle Lord
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My 10 year old is loving this book atm. Although she rarely finishes a novel, aside from Anh Do, 13th Story Treehouse, Diary of a Wimpy Kid style books, she is whizzing through this one & is excited to be at the halfway point already! She proceeded to tell me all about it this evening. So perhaps she's finally found a genre she really enjoys. My girl is growing up

Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖💙 5mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser Thank you @BookFrog ! Its lovely to be here. 5mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser Thank you @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego , I'm enjoying Litsy a little too much at the moment, I'm hoping the novelty wears off a little so I can concentrate on reading a book! It sure is fun though 😊 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Curiouser_and_curiouser 🤣 I had the same problem. Glad you're enjoying it. 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ok, as long as I'm not the only one....😂 5mo
Zelma @Curiouser_and_curiouser I go through phases. Some days I only want to play on Litsy, and others are just reading days. Have been reading more and posting less recently due to heavier work schedule and less free time. 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Zelma yeah ok, i guess that's me too atm. It's been so many years for me not reading that I feel I'm reaquainting myself with books all over again and am a little over excited. I have a large collection of books from BC (before children) that I browse through every day in disbelief that I actually have the time to read them now that my youngest is at school, I only had to wait 16 years 😉 Loving Litsy though 5mo
UwannaPublishme Your daughter is adorable! 💕Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @UwannaPublishme thank you very much xx 5mo
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Australian Short Stories | Kerryn Goldsworthy
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Sometimes I have a short attention span, tonight is one of them..... Often when I finish a good book (most recent for me was The Handmaid's Tale), I struggle to commit to another storyline, feeling like I am somehow betraying my recent world and characters by moving too quickly to the next story.... hence these short stories....

Lcsmcat I have that feeling sometimes. I tend to try a totally different genre too - nonfiction or poetry or short stories. 5mo
KirstieE I have that feeling all the time !! I‘m so glad I‘m not the only one 5mo
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The Edible Woman | Margaret Atwood
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I'm almost halfway through this audiobook, not sure I'm liking it, waiting for it to get better...

Have you read this book?
Do i continue or bail???

Freespirit Hard to bail on Atwood...but so many good books to read! 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Freespirit yes, well I'm happy to push through, just for curiosity sake and I dont like leaving books half read unless they're unreadable! Which this one is not. I didn't realise she wrote Alias Grace, that's next on my Atwood List. I have also just borrowed Hag-Seed, so that should give me a fair idea of her style and works. Thanks for the comment :) 5mo
Freespirit I have Hag seed too but haven‘t read it yet👍🏼 5mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser @Freespirit I borrowed the audio copy so I'll have a listen when I'm done with The Edible Woman. Which Margaret Atwood books have you read? Any recommendations? 5mo
Lcsmcat I love Atwood, but I have to say this is maybe my least favorite of hers. If you loved Handmaid, try the MaddAddam trilogy: Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam. Alias Grace is excellent too, as are Cat‘s Eye, Hag-Seed, The Robber Bride, etc. 😀 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Lcsmcat gee, thanks for all of those recommendations of hers!! Looking forward to discovering more of her works. I watched Alias Grace a few months ago. I had no idea of Margaret Atwood at the time and was surprised when I discovered she had also written Handmaids Tale. I have just downloaded Alias Grace on audio, so looking forward to that! I have also just begun Hag-Seed, what a buffet, delicious! And Thanks xx 5mo
Lcsmcat @Curiouser_and_curiouser You‘re welcome. Enjoy! 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Thank you @Eggs I certainly am feeling the Litsy Love 💌💕 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Update, I finished the book. Enjoyable enough, I was curious enough to see it through to the end. If nothing else it brought me more of an understanding of Margaret Atwood as an author. 4mo
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Reading to my beautiful girl tonight...

rretzler 💕 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww 💗💗💗 5mo
BooknerdsLife Awww how precious 💕 5mo
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Having a listen to this whilst I cleaned my garage today for a house inspection. So many characters with cool names. Mind blowing stories and awesomely read!
***Theeeeennn I found a library book we were scolded for losing when my son was in grade prep. An Asterix book which has been missing for 12 years!! Coincidence???

BooknerdsLife Love this book! 5mo
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Reading this beautiful treasure of a book to my dear mum this morning. Such a sweet book

ProfReader Mom‘s are special!!! 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @ProfReader yes they certainly are! Unfortunately my mums been in hosp so she hasn't been too well but I've been visiting her every day with a fresh fruit salad to get her energy back up a bit. She really enjoys this gorgeous little book as the stories/poems are easy to understand, of course, written by such a small child. 5mo
BooknerdsLife That‘s so sweet of you💕 Hope you mom feels better soon ❤️💐🙏🏼 5mo
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I've had this on my shelf for so many years but a busy mummy world never had room for a chance to read it.
I pulled it off the shelf today and shared it with my 6 year old little girl who is exactly the age of the author!

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Rising Strong | Bren Brown
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After first seeing her on Netflix recently, I reserved a couple of Brene Browns books at the library, and they've come in!
Having a squiz while the kids swim today...

I've just finished The Handmaid's Tale this morning so feeling a little lost and empty, I hope this fills the gap :)

marleed I listened to Rising Strong on overdrive through the library. The very day I finished I headed to the bookstore for my own brand new hardback physical copy. That is my requirement for the 5* review that I rarely give out! 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @marleed Wow, highly recommended then! Thank you. I did the same with the Anthony William books. I borrowed 3 of them from the library only got through 1.5, then ordered them all online when they were due back. Some books are just invaluable. I'm looking forward to this one, she seems like a fun person 5mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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The last stretch of The Handmaid's Tale while I have a late breakfast/lunch. Only 70 pages to go...sooooo excited!!!!

Freespirit That looks healthy!! 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Freespirit thank you, it was yum! 5mo
rretzler Great book! Hope you are enjoying it. 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @rretzler Yes it is! And yes I am, almost there... 5mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon tea and The Handmaid's Tale this 2pm. Getting juicy ;)

MrBook Wow!!! Love it! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Darklunarose Looks delicious....is that egg fried in capsicum rings 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Darklunarose yes it is! My hubby tried it out, was yum! 5mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser Thanks @MrBook, it was delicious :) 5mo
Darklunarose @Reading_to_escape I have a heap of capsicums I don‘t know what to do with...I now have an idea! 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Darklunarose Awesome! Or goulash.... 5mo
Darklunarose @Reading_to_escape I didn‘t think of that! I have been doing Mexican a bit. But a little off that! My aunt got two big bags for 89c and I refuse to waste them! 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Darklunarose oh no, dont waste them!! So good for you :) You could also char grill the skins then peel, core, dice/slice and coat with fresh garlic and olive oil, my Italian friends parents made this often when I came over. 5mo
Darklunarose @Reading_to_escape it‘s near midnight here and now I feel hungry! I hate waste! Always looking for ideas to use things up! 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Darklunarose midnight here too, I'm in Melbourne, Australia, where are you? 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Darklunarose Cool, we are country cousins! 5mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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"Soul Scrolls" is about halfway through The Handmaids Tale. If you're struggling through this book, I feel this is where you need to pass before you consider bailing. I've just passed through this segment and I'm so excited to go on. I'm relishing laying in bed this long weekend indulging in a book. Must get ready for work later, but for now......

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