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dabbe

dabbe

Joined May 2018

Retired English teacher • Lover of dogs (liker of cats) • Sherlock Holmes Fanatic • Reading is Life
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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
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Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
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STUNNING. Kuang's ode to Oxford is also a love-hate relationship––just like the two sides of the silver bars used magically in this novel to support England's Industrial Revolution in the 1830s as well as their arrogant pursuit of colonialism. Dark academia, meticulous etymology, bildungsroman, speculative fiction that reads like fiction and NF at the same time ... I am completely gobsmacked. I'll be reeling from this one for a long time.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This has been on and off my tbr!! 🖤 1h
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#MotivationalMonday
@Cupcake12

Thanks for the tag, @TheSpineView! 😘
1. We keep putting it off, but we're washing those dogs! I also have a lunch date with my college roomie. #gochiomega
2. I actually just started it, TOM LAKE. I've never read anything by Patchett before.
3. Detective fiction. #surprisesurprise

ShelleyBooksie I'm with you on the detective fiction! 2h
TheSpineView 😊🥰😘 2h
dabbe @ShelleyBooksie 🤩😍😃 2h
Cupcake12 Good luck with the dogs 🐶 thanks for joining in x 1h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve heard that book is great! 1h
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Love Story | Erich Segal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1h
IndianBookworm One of my all time favourites🥺♥️ 48m
Eggs Perfect 💞 now
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TheSpineView Perfect!😍😊🥰 2h
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#SundayFunday
@Bookmarktavern

For me, it's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, without a doubt. 🐦‍⬛

BookmarkTavern Oh such a great pick! Thanks for sharing! 17h
dabbe @BookmarkTavern 💚💙💚 3h
PageShifter I am not sure if I have seen the movie 🤔 3h
dabbe @PageShifter Oh, its FABULOUS. It won the Oscar for best picture, too! 🤩 2h
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#ItTakesAllKinds
#FaveBookmark
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

My current fave. I've been lucky to have received so many lovely booksmarks from Littens; my faves change daily. 💚💙💚

Eggs Lovely and cheerful 💛💛 21h
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Mythology | Edith Hamilton
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Eggs Brilliant👏🏻 21h
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Grief Land: Poems | Carrie Shipers
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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 1d
IndoorDame ♥️♥️♥️ 1d
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Selected Poems | Thomas Gray
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#NoPlaceLikeHolmes @Cuilin
#theadventuresofsh
#acaseofidentity
#studyguide

Hi, Sherlockians!
This week's guide is short and sweet! *Spoiler alert: There is a summary, too! Discussion questions will be posted by @Cuilin on 3/9. Have a lovely week!
Here's the link: https://bit.ly/49TCdsU

CogsOfEncouragement Awesome. Thanks! 1d
Librarybelle Thank you! 23h
AllDebooks Thank you 😊 23h
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BeeCurious 👍🙂 22h
dabbe @CogsOfEncouragement 💚💙💚 21h
dabbe @Librarybelle 💚💙💚 21h
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Blackink_WhitePaper Thanks for the tag 😻 18h
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The Red-Headed League | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
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#NoPlaceLikeHolmes
@Cuilin
#TheRedHeadedLeague

Sherlockians~
And here's some fun stuff for “The Red-Headed League“ if interested. The link is below. 🤩
https://bit.ly/49AHd64

Librarybelle Thanks! 2d
Read4life Thank you! 2d
BeeCurious Thanks so much for all those links @dabbe. I need to print out the word-search. 😍 2d
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kelli7990 Thanks 2d
dabbe @Librarybelle @Read4life @BeeCurious @kelli7990 ... you're welcome! The word search can actually be done online, too! 🤩😍😃 1d
Read4life I enjoyed the word search 🔍 1d
BeeCurious @dabbe I'm a paper copy type of person when it comes to crossword puzzles & word search game. Plus, it's easy to work on it for ten minutes, set it aside & come back to it again. Otherwise, I'm fine with doing something like Wordle online though. 🤗 #wordgameidiosyncracies (edited) 1d
dabbe @Read4life Yay! 💚💙💚 21h
dabbe @BeeCurious I love using highlighters for word searches, so I happily join you in your #wordgameidiosyncracies! 😍 21h
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The Red-Headed League | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
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Librarybelle I liked this one, maybe as much as the short story from last week. I read it in one sitting. 2d
Read4life I liked this one, too. I remember reading this for the first time at 10 or 11 and being so proud of myself for figuring it out early. ☺️ 2d
5feet.of.fury Very enjoyable! 2d
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IndoorDame Bizarre, but super fun! 2d
Daisey I really like this one. It‘s kind of random but fun. 2d
BeeCurious This is my favorite story so far. It wasn't overly complicated or violent and I thought the initial mystery was so bizarre that I found it amusing. Well, Mr. Wilson seemed rather naive. 2d
dabbe @Librarybelle Me, too! During happy hour, of course! 🍸 2d
TheAromaofBooks I am really enjoying these short stories!! I think this is a format that works well for Sherlock - keeps things concise! 2d
dabbe @Read4life 🤩🤩🤩 2d
dabbe @5feet.of.fury Agreed! 🤩🤩🤩 2d
dabbe @IndoorDame 🤩🤩🤩 2d
dabbe @Daisey It was a bit out there! I'd love to earn $ just for copying out of the encylopedia! 🤩 2d
dabbe @BeeCurious Just a wee bit! 😂🤩😃 2d
Aimeesue They‘re a very enjoyable part of my week, as Stephen Fry is very kindly reading them to me! He‘s so good with the voices. 2d
CogsOfEncouragement I enjoyed this one. It seems an ironic truth that people as cheap as Mr. Wilson (paying someone only half wages) have no trouble believing that someone would want to pay them a lot of money to do nothing of value. lol 2d
dabbe @Aimeesue Yay! 🤩😍😃 2d
dabbe @CogsOfEncouragement Excellent point! He kind of was a buffoon all around. I loved when Holmes and Watson laughed at him, and Holmes even said that he didn't lose much because at least he gained some knowledge! 🤩😂😍 2d
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks I bet Conan Doyle quickly realized it, too, since these stories are when the whole Holmes phenomenon really took off! 😍 2d
kelli7990 I enjoyed this one as much as the last story. I finished it in one sitting. 2d
eeclayton I enjoyed it, too. I found the RHL ruse much more amusing than the actual mystery. 2d
Cuilin I loved this one, it was simple and clean cut. 1d
Cuilin @Aimeesue I could listen to Stephen Fry read a telephone book!!! 1d
Cuilin @TheAromaofBooks agree, I love the laconic compact style. 1d
Cuilin @BeeCurious sometimes you need a simple solvable mystery. This one was great. 1d
CatLass007 @Aimeesue @Cuilin Stephen Fry‘s narration is priceless. I also like his introductions. 1d
CatLass007 The thing I like the least about this story and Conan Doyle‘s writing in general is that he doesn‘t want the reader to try to solve the mysteries so he withholds information. I don‘t usually try to solve things myself but I know others enjoy doing so. (edited) 1d
Cuilin @CatLass007 I think he gave us enough clues to know about a tunnel being dug to a bank. Everything else was all in Sherlock‘s head, which is not shared with the reader. Perhaps to cultivate the image of Sherlock‘s super intelligence. 1d
dabbe @kelli7990 Me, too! 🤩 1d
dabbe @eeclayton Jabez Wilson was quite the hoot! 😂 1d
dabbe @CatLass007 Agatha Christie was a maestro at this as well. Some love it, and some hate it. When you reread it, the clues jump out at you, but the first time around??? For me, anyway, I was like “Huh?“ 😂 1d
dabbe @Cuilin I guess that's why he's the detective hero and we sit on our couches, clueless. 🤩😂😍 1d
CatLass007 @Cuilin I think you‘re right about being given enough clues to figure out about tunneling into a bank vault. But if we don‘t know everything the detective knows we don‘t know the whole picture. @dabbe (edited) 1d
dabbe @CatLass007 So true. I can't imagine how tough it would be to write a detective story. You want the reader hanging on until the end, so you don't want to make it too easy to solve. But then you don't want it to be impossible either. #catch22 1d
CatLass007 @dabbe Exactly! 24h
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The Red-Headed League | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
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Librarybelle A league of red-headed men was a little out of my scope! Also, the fact that the letter stated a gentleman from Lebanon, Pennsylvania recently died - I live not far away from Lebanon. Bizarre for me that a town in PA would show up in a Holmes story! 2d
Read4life Copying the Encyclopedia? Just need red hair not legible penmanship? 2d
IndoorDame The idea of that many people answering a sketchy add or conversely, of them supplying huge numbers of actors to make con seem legit on day 1 both seemed a bit absurd to me, but the story doesn‘t work unless you go with the flow 😁😆 2d
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Aimeesue Copying the encyclopedia cracked me up. As did Sherlock saying that at least he got an education about topics starting with "A" ? 2d
dabbe @Librarybelle Now that would be a fun research project: how many people jump in on bizarre schemes? Probably quite a few, now that I think about it. All of the quick-rich schemes that are out there, right? 😂 2d
dabbe @Read4life And we'll pay you the equivalent of $655 a week (our $ now), but you have to buy your own paper and pens? 🤩😂😃 2d
dabbe @IndoorDame You hit on the words I'd tell my students over and over again: How much does one have to suspend his/her/their disbelief in order for the story to work? Sometimes the only point is to “go with the flow“ and enjoy it, right? 🤩 2d
dabbe @Aimeesue That part reminded me of Joey on FRIENDS only being able to buy the “V“ encyclopedia, then sharing his knowledge with his “friends“ until they brought up the Korean War, of which he knew nothing! 😂 2d
kelli7990 No. I didn‘t notice anything. I just went with the flow and enjoyed the story. 2d
Cuilin This was probably the only story I could predict some of the ending. The knees, the bank and the clue of being out of the way. But how Holmes knew about the timing I missed. 1d
Read4life @dabbe Exactly! 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1d
dabbe @kelli7990 That's what make SH so great! 🤩 1d
dabbe @Cuilin You're better than me. The 2nd time I read it (years ago), I was like “Doh, stupid me!“ RE: timing: maybe Sherlock thought Saturday as the day because that would give more time for the robbers to escape before Monday. 🤷‍♀️ 1d
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The Red-Headed League | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
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Librarybelle It‘s very rare that I figure out the solution to the mystery by the end, so I cannot speak to that. Benjamin Stevenson brings up similar rules with his Ernest Cunningham “Everyone Is A…” set of books. I personally am drawn to characters with flaws, so that plays a part in my liking the mystery. The story flow plays a huge role for me too…is it thrilling, does it unfold plausibly??? 2d
Read4life #2 will always get a ✅ when Sherlock is on the case. 🤓 2d
5feet.of.fury To the 5th point I think there are so many small details admitted that the real trick is figuring out which one is important. Holmes will just be saying as many things as possible 😂 like the tattoo with the pink scales being particularly Chinese, oh plus that Chinese coin right there 2d
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IndoorDame 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣&6️⃣✅ I‘m also bad at solving the crimes myself so 4️⃣&5️⃣are murkier for me… there weren‘t really multiple suspects, and the bank manager seemed to come out of nowhere, but I was getting to the idea that it was a ruse to get him out of the shop, so I expect someone good at solving mysteries ahead of the story would have enough clues to figure out most of this one? 2d
BeeCurious The Red Headed League gets a C grade for #4 & #5 especially concerning who the prime suspects are. Holmes has past knowledge of people/places that the reader isn't aware of and he doesn't really reveal that information until the end. For #2 & #3 the story passes the test with flying colors. Well, for #1 maybe the crime is more significant to Jabez Wilson than anyone else. Holmes finds it amusing and Watson initially seems perplexed. 2d
dabbe @Librarybelle Same here; I rarely solve it. To be truthful, I really don't want to. I want to be stunned until the brilliant unfolding at the end. I think quite a few detective novels leave out some stuff because we all want the thrill of the solution at the end. 2d
dabbe @Read4life Without a doubt! 🤩 2d
dabbe @5feet.of.fury It is challenging to sift through what's important and what isn't. That's the fun of it, too, right? 🤩 2d
dabbe @IndoorDame It is amazing when you reread the story to see that the clues are there (like looking at Clay's knees), but you just don't pick up on it the first time around. Even when they looked at the street behind Wilson's shop and when Holmes mentioned a BANK, I didn't get it the first time around. 😂 2d
dabbe @BeeCurious For #1, if you mean the crime of Wilson losing his cozy job, totally agree. The bank heist, though, I believe was definitely a worthy crime worth our time. Totally agree on #s 4 and 5. So, Holmes has been “bested“ by Clay before (so have the police), but we're privy to none of the specifics. That makes me also wonder why Watson doesn't include that info? 2d
BeeCurious @dabbe Yes, I meant the initial mystery of Wilson losing his sweet paying gig. 🙂
Adding:
Without the investigation by Holmes, I doubt if Wilson would have pieced together the bank heist tie-in, even after it occurred. Well, maybe if someone discovered the tunnel.
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Aimeesue @dabbe There‘s a whole list of cases that Watson didn‘t write about which are mentioned in the books or short stories. Watson explains at some point e point that this is because Sherlock didn‘t solve the case, or people involved wanted it kept private, or SECRET GOVERNMENT BUSINESS (wink, wink, nudge, nudge), and so on. The brief references are tantalizing. http://www.bestofsherlock.com/ref/untlist.htm (edited) 2d
dabbe @BeeCurious 💯 agree! 🤩 2d
dabbe @Aimeesue Thanks for the link! They're so good they even sound better than the stories he did put down on paper! 🤩 2d
kelli7990 I think it succeeded. 2d
dabbe @kelli7990 🤩🤩🤩 1d
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Pippa: Got my Amiga pillow? √
Got my Lamp Chop that was new just 2 days ago but now is perfectly seasoned? √
Got my Matty? √
#lifeisgood #myheartisfull 🖤🐾🖤

CBee Oh my goodness 😍😍😍 3d
Cupcake12 Love this. 🐾🧁 3d
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JamieArc 🐶🐶. I can‘t tell you how many pics I have of my husband and dog napping together 😂🥰 3d
LeahBergen So cute! 3d
Jari-chan Awww 😍😍🐶❤️ 3d
AnnCrystal How sweet 🐾💤🐕‍🦺💝. 3d
IndoorDame Cutest picture ever!!! 2d
Roary47 So cute! 🥰🐾🐶 2d
dabbe @UwannaPublishme 🤩😍😃 2d
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dabbe @JamieArc They're the best, aren't they? 🤩😍😃 2d
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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#FirstLineFriday
@ShyBookOwl

“That Veronica and I were given keys and told to come early on a frozen Saturday in April to open the school for the OUR TOWN auditions was proof of our dull reliability.“

ChaoticMissAdventures I am just finishing this one! 3d
dabbe @ChaoticMissAdventures Yay! I look forward to your review! 🤩🤩🤩 3d
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Hey, @Eggs!

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. I have an ecard for you, but I don't have your email address, so here's the link:
https://jlcards.com/rx5VF9

I hope today is as special as you are! 💚💙💚

Eggs Thank you friend ❄️🦜🎶 3d
Blackink_WhitePaper Happy Birthday @Eggs 3d
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ElizaMarie Happy happy birthday @Eggs you share a bday with my baby boy (JuJuB) 3d
Leftcoastzen Happy birthday @Eggs 3d
Monica5 Happy Birthday, @Eggs 3d
AnnCrystal 🥳Happy Birthday @Eggs 🎉! 3d
curiouserandcurioser @Eggs Happy Birthday!🎉 hope your day is lovely💜 3d
Eggs @Blackink_WhitePaper Thank you 🙏🏻 🤗 3d
Eggs @ElizaMarie Oh thank you 🙏🏻 JuJuB and I shall be kindred spirits 🤗 3d
Eggs @Leftcoastzen Thank you 🥰🙏🏻 3d
Eggs @Monica5 Thank you🥰🤗 3d
Eggs @AnnCrystal 🙏🏻 Thanks 🤗 3d
Eggs @curiouserandcurioser Thank you 🙏🏻 It was filled with family and friends and food 🍷 3d
curiouserandcurioser @Eggs Sounds like a delightful day❤ 2d
Eggs Actually since my BD fell on Friday, I‘ll be celebrating all weekend and possibly into next week 😂🤣😅 2d
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#ItTakesAllKinds
#roadtrip
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

“California, here we come!“ 🤩

AmyG Lucy is the BEST. ❤️ 3d
dabbe @AmyG “Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular?“ 🤩😂😍 3d
Eggs Brilliant👌🏼👏🏻🙌🏻 3d
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AmyG Vitamitavegeman!. A favorite! That one and Lucy and Ethel on the chocolate factory line. Brilliant. 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
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Selected Poems of James K. Baxter | James K. Baxter, Paul Millar
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TheSpineView ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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The Sign of Four | Arthur Conan Doyle
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#BookBracket
@CSeydel

How does one choose a better Sherlock? #toughchoice

I love completing 2 brackets; they will definitely turn out differently! 🤩

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The Sign of Four | Arthur Conan Doyle
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#BookBracket
@Catsandbooks

It's all about Sherlock so far. 🤩

Catsandbooks Woohoo! 🙌🏼 4d
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! 4d
julieclair Nice graphic! 4d
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks 🤩😍😘 4d
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Bid Time Return | Richard Matheson
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#LuckyInLove
#Love@1stSight
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks.

Sigh. This movie. 💚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4d
Eggs Oh yesssss-I watched this multiple times in the 80s decade 4d
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dabbe @Eggs I still revisit from time to time! 🤩😍😃 4d
AnnCrystal LOVE💕🎬💝 that film 😢🥲! Masterpiece 👏. 4d
AlaMich Best sappy movie ever!! I was so excited the first time I went to the Grand Hotel in Michigan where it was filmed. 4d
willaful My husband introduced me to it. :-) 4d
dabbe @AnnCrystal My husband and I had our honeymoon on Mackinac Island just because of this movie! 🤩😍😃 4d
dabbe @AlaMich We couldn't stay there for our honeymoon in 1997 because they were renovating it. We hope to go back there someday. 🤩😍😃 4d
dabbe @willaful Your hubby likes romance movies? What a man! 🤩😍😃 4d
AnnCrystal @dabbe 😯💕how romantic 👏😉👍💝. 4d
dabbe @AnnCrystal It was. Our view was of both Lake Huron AND Lake Michigan. Talk about #aroomwithaview 🤩😍😃 4d
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Lucky Stone | Lucille Clifton
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TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 4d
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The Iliad | Robert Fagles
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#TLT #ThreeListThursday

1. Translations make all the difference. Robert Fagles' translation of THE ILIAD made me appreciate what I hated in high school.
2. THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING: by far my favorite Arthurian story.
3. SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson: to remind me that EVERY story is essentially a hero's journey, and it doesn't have to be “super“ or “epic“. It just has to feel real.
All are welcome to play and tagging as many as I can! 😍

TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!😘💜🏷 4d
Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks for the tag 😄 4d
CBee #3 - I agree wholeheartedly! I‘d have to mention the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and of course the Hobbit - heroes come in all sizes ♥️ 4d
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dabbe @CBee Thank goodness! I had a hard choice between RINGS and OAFK. 💚💙💚 4d
AnnCrystal Thank you for the tag @dabbe ☺️👍. 4d
julieclair Thanks for the tag! I need to step up my hero quest reading game, because the only one I can think of is Harry Potter. But I do have a 3-list Hero Quest TBR: 1. Percy Jackson 2. A Court of Thorns and Roses 3. The Hobbit (hard to believe I have never read this). 4d
iread2much Thanks for the tag 1. The Redemption of Althalus, 2. Silver on the Road, 3. Tailchaser‘s Song. 😊 4d
dabbe @julieclair That's kinda why I ask these questions! I'm always looking for new books--even though I have too many on the TBR as it is. I guess you could call it my book quest! 🤩 Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 4d
dabbe @iread2much I need to read more fantasy! All on the TBR now. Thanks for sharing. The Redemption of Althalus, 4d
julieclair @dabbe I‘m right there on the book quest with you. There is no such thing as too many books on the TBR! 😉📚📚📚📚📚💙 4d
dabbe @julieclair #amensista! 🤩😍😃 4d
iread2much @dabbe my husband and I both love that book, it was one of the books that was featured in our wedding cake 🎂 (it was a stack of books) 2d
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#ReadYourKindle #ReadYourBooks
@CBee

Kinda boring, but it works for me. 😃

lil1inblue Simplicity at its finest! 5d
CBee Love it 😊 5d
dabbe @lil1inblue Thanks! 🤩😂😍 5d
dabbe @CBee Thanks! 🤩😍😘 5d
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Reposting for @TheSpineView. These are always such fun to do and read! 🤩🤩🤩

Here are the prompts for March's #PoetryMatters
Everyone is welcome to participate. Post a picture of a poem, song, quote, etc to play along. 💚☘️💚

TheSpineView Thanks! 5d
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Reposting for @Eggs and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks. These are such fun to do and see! 🤩🤩🤩

Welcome to our March photo challenge beginning Friday March 1! Post a book, play, poem, quote or other idea that expresses the daily prompt!

#ItTakesAllKinds #LitsyEvents

Eggs Thank you Denise🧡🧡🧡 5d
dabbe @Eggs 🤩😍😘 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 😊 5d
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Arcadia | Lauren Groff
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#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

Such varying views on this one. It's the story of a striving-to-be utopian commune in western NY in the 60s, where our protagonist, Bit, takes us through his childhood to adulthood-- to a futuristic, dystopian pandemic in the city. My first book by Groff, the writing is lush and poetic, sometimes overwhelmingly so. However, that didn't stop me from caring about Bit and his journey towards peace. I'll read Groff again.

lil1inblue What a good review - I'm intrigued. Stacked. 😉 5d
dabbe @lil1inblue Yay! I truly enjoyed it. 🤩😍😃 5d
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#WhatsNewWednesdays
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TieDydDue @Read4life (thanks for the tag! 😘)
#LitsyLove

One of the best things about retirement: Matt just told me that he wants to take me to lunch--just because. And he brought home some flowers yesterday. #quiteaguy

Play? @CBee @TheBookHippie @IndoorDame @TheBookgeekFrau @mcctrish

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww so sweet! 5d
Read4life Lovely! Thanks for sharing. 💙 5d
dabbe @Read4life 💚💙💚 5d
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#WondrousWednesday
@Eggs (thanks for the tag!) 😘

1. desert rain: invokes many special memories of sitting on the back porch with my mom and grandma, listening and smelling the rare rain. ☔️
2. anything that Matt cooks (I'm a horrible chef): it reminds me of how lucky I am to have such a man. 💚
3. all of my dogs, past and present: reminds me to enjoy every single cuddly moment with them. 🖤🐾🖤
Play? @Aimeesue @Cuilin @TheLudicReader

Enchanted_Bibliophile My husband is also the main chef in our house. I'm only good for baking. 5d
dabbe @Enchanted_Bibliophile Same here! I can bake a mean pumpkin pie. 🥧 5d
Eggs Ah desert rain 🌧️- good one❣️How fortunate hubby cooks😋probably that‘s why you married him😆😂 5d
dabbe @Eggs One of many reasons! But definitely an important one! 😂😂😂 5d
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#WeirdWordWednesday
@CBee

To whine or whinge; that is the question. 😊

CBee Ah, the Hound - one of my favorite characters in GoT! Though not at first 😂 5d
dabbe @CBee I bet! 🤩😂😍 5d
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Dr. Zhivago | Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
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#LuckyInLove
#LongDistanceLove
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

“Somewhere my love,
There will be songs to sing...“ 😢

CBee Omar *SWOON* 5d
dabbe @CBee Adored him in FUNNY GIRL, too! 🤩🤩🤩 5d
Eggs Oh Omar-such a great smile and head of hair 5d
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dabbe @Eggs Yes! Gorgeous hair! 🤩😍😃 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
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TheSpineView 😍😍😍 5d
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Bridget Jones's Diary | Helen Fielding
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#Two4Tuestday
@TheSpineView (thanks for the tag!): you, too, @Eggs! 😘

1. Yes! My teacher compadre and I gave a writing prompt (read ⬇️) on testing day for THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING to our honors freshmen. Once we read the prompt out loud, there was dead silence. Then we said two words: “April Fool's.“ The test occurred on 4/1. One girl gasped out loud: “I almost wet my pants!“ 😃 #funwithfreshmen
2. I think BJ fits the answer.

dabbe Here's the prompt we gave them:

The Once and Future King: Book One Quiz

Construct an in-depth, five-paragraph essay in which you compare the characters of The Wart, Gawaine, Macbeth, Romeo, Achilles, and Odysseus. You are expected to explore each of the characters in detail, relating all of the elements of the Hero‘s Quest to their development. All essays are due at the end of the period, without exception. Pen only, one side of the paper.
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TheSpineView @dabbe I would have had a panic attack. Thanks for playing 6d
IndoorDame 🤣🤣🤣🤣 MEAN! I love it! 6d
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BeeCurious That would have been a total freak out moment for me, although I'd laugh about it now. Thank goodness my teacher wasn't that devious! 😂 6d
dabbe @TheSpineView @IndoorDame @BeeCurious ... that was in my younger, meaner days. 🤩 Funniest thing: kids came back the next year, and most of them wanted to make sure that we did the same thing to the new kids that year. They loved it then! 😃 6d
TheBookHippie 😅😂😂😂😂😂 6d
Eggs 🥳👌🏼🥰 5d
dabbe @TheBookHippie 🤩😂😍 5d
dabbe @Eggs 🤩😍😂 5d
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lil1inblue 😂 😂 😂 6d
TheBookgeekFrau 😂😂 6d
dabbe @lil1inblue 🤩😂😍 6d
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dabbe @TheBookgeekFrau 🤩😂😍 6d
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 6d
dabbe @Ruthiella 💚💙💚 6d
Eggs 😂🤣😅 5d
dabbe @Eggs 🤩💚😂 5d
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Lighthead | Terrance Hayes
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IndoorDame 💜❤️💜 6d
TheSpineView Powerful! Love it! ♥️ 6d
dabbe @IndoorDame 💚💙💚 6d
dabbe @TheSpineView I liked the use of “trend“ as the person's name. 💚💙💚 6d
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Hey, Christie! I'm happy to write that your letter arrived today but barely! I swear it looked like this BEFORE my GSDs saw it! 🤩😂😍

I'll write you back soon! @TheLudicReader #LitsyLove

BkClubCare Doggo!! 🐾 ❤️ 7d
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dabbe @BkClubCare 🤩😂😍 7d
Texreader Ooops! 7d
TheLudicReader Holy moly! Hope it‘s still readable! 6d
dabbe @Texreader 🤩😂😘 6d
dabbe @TheLudicReader It is, thank goodness! 💚💙💚 6d
TheBookHippie Oh my word. 6d
dabbe @TheBookHippie It's a looonnnggg journey from New Brunswich to Phoenix, AZ. 🤩😂😍 5d
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#MotivationalMonday
@Cupcake12

1. Matt and I are going to give our GSD's a much-needed bath. We'll probably be so exhausted after that job that we won't accomplish much else this week. 😂
2. Pongo and Perdita from 101 DALMATIANS. That movie has always been my favorite Disney movie since childhood. My favorite scene is when the dogs in London start barking out the alert signal until it reaches the countryside. 🤩
3. D-backs baseball! 🥎

Cupcake12 Good luck with no.1 🐾 I love 101 Dalmatians. 1w
dabbe @Cupcake12 Thanks. We need it! 😂 1w
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#LuckyInLove
#romcom
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

When I think of #romcom--I think of movies first. One of my all-time faves. 💚💙💚

Sam Baldwin: Didn't you see Fatal Attraction?
Jonah Baldwin: You wouldn't let me!
Sam Baldwin: Well I saw it, and it scared the shit out of me. It scared the shit out of every man in America!

Eggs ☀️💛💫 1w
dabbe @Eggs 💚💙💚 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one! 1w
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TheSpineView Great choice 🤩🤩🤩 1w
dabbe @TheSpineView 💚💙💚 7d
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#LuckyInLove
#soulmate
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I've been on a FRIENDS' kick lately. 😊

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Friends! 1w
dabbe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I've been cleaning out my office and found all 10 years on cds PLUS a plug in cd player for my laptop. #hello2000s So, I've been going back and binging on all 10 years. #nostalgiaoverload 💚💙💚 1w
Eggs What fun 🤩 so many unforgettable laughs and memories *sigh. Ross‘s leather pants !!! 1w
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dabbe @Eggs #sighindeed 💚💙💚 1w
IMASLOWREADER me too lol and i am in awe how funny it was this 2nd time around but find that rachel is an annoying self centered character for me and loving the monica and chandler story more than ever 7d
dabbe @IMASLOWREADER My husband thinks the same thing re: Rachel. But I adore Jennifer Aniston! 🤩😍😃 6d
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#bookspin2024
@TheAromaOfBooks

Doing what has been working for me. ☘️

Yuki_Onna Never change a winning concept! 👏💚 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
dabbe @Yuki_Onna #Amen! 🤩💚🤩 1w
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dabbe @TheAromaofBooks 🤩💚🤩 1w
BeeCurious You can't go wrong with this list. 👍😁 1w
dabbe @BeeCurious 🤩💚🤩 1w
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The Red-headed League | Arthur Conan Doyle
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#NoPlaceLikeHolmes @Cuilin
#theadventuresofsh
#theredheadedleague
#studyguide

Hi, Sherlockians!
To continue our adventures with Holmes and Watson, below is a link to some interesting background information re: this story with lots of cool photos. *Spoiler alert: There is a summary, too! Discussion questions will be posted on 3/2. Have a lovely week!
The link: https://bit.ly/3wu42cS

BeeCurious @dabbe Thank you so much for posting the .pdfs for each book or story. I've learned a lot from reading all the background and historical info and feel it makes the Litsy discussions even more topical and enjoyable. 🔎👍😍 1w
dabbe @BeeCurious You just made my day! 💚💚💚 1w
Pageturner1 thanks @dabbe the pdf really are interesting and makes it more fun 1w
dabbe @Pageturner1 🤩😍😘 1w
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IndoorDame 🖤🩶🖤 1w
KadaGul Im in Love 🥰 w/ Good Looking 👀 Men. Old School or new 🆕 or Future School🤣🤣🤣. #BLACKNWHITEMENN 1w
dabbe @IndoorDame 🩶🖤🩶 1w
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dabbe @KadaGul Agreed! I showed my juniors THE GREAT GATSBY with Redford, and all the girls swooned over him and said that he looked like Brad Pitt. I said, “No ladies, Pitt looks like Redford.“ He's now in his 80s. Their response: 😳 I loved it! 🤩😂😍 1w
KadaGul Now Days , There are good looking guys but MEN, Nope. Men from 20s-70s were Men. Now there boys in Men's body. #Mennnn 1w
dabbe @KadaGul 🤩🤩🤩 1w
lil1inblue As someone who has been obsessed with old Hollywood since childhood, I highly approve of this collage. Redford and Newman - 😍😍😍 1w
dabbe @lil1inblue #greatminds 💚🩶💚 1w
jamield1911 James Dean was SO HANDSOME 😍 1w
AnnCrystal 👏😉👍...💕Cary Grant😍💝. 1w
dabbe @AnnCrystal I adored him in NORTH BY NORTHWEST. 🤩🤩🤩 1w
AnnCrystal @dabbe 👏 While I loved Cary Grant in many of his movies, I adored him in the The Bishop's Wife 💝. (edited) 1w
ChaoticMissAdventures In high school I was obsessed with James Dean, still get a bit swoony when he comes up, but I moved onto Gregory Peck thanks to Breakfast at Tiffanys 😍 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙🫶🏻💙 1w
dabbe @AnnCrystal That, too! 🤩 1w
AnnCrystal @dabbe 👏😉👍. 1w
Hooked_on_books Oh man, Redford and Newman. Swoon! 1w
bookandbedandtea Oooh Gregory Peck! 🥰 (And Redford, of course 😉) 1w
Eggs Newman‘s my guy 🩶❤️🖤 1w
dabbe @Hooked_on_books 🤩😍😃 1w
dabbe @bookandbedandtea 🤩😍😃 1w
dabbe @Eggs #mrblueeyes 💙💙💙 1w
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New and Selected Poems | Eleanor Ross Taylor
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IndoorDame ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
dabbe @IndoorDame 🩶🖤🩶 1w
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Arcadia | Lauren Groff
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#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

“The women in the river, singing.“

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Annabel Lee: Poem | Edgar Allan Poe
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#LuckyInLove
#LovePoem
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Being Poe, this one borders on unhealthy obsession (plus, Annabel is, well, dead), but the cadence has always haunted me, sounding like the waves rolling onto the shore.

TheBookHippie My favorite 👀🤫🖤 1w
Leftcoastzen It‘s still awesome! Yay ,Poe! 1w
IndoorDame 🤩🤩🤩 1w
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dabbe @Leftcoastzen Agreed! 🤩😍😃 1w
dabbe @IndoorDame 😍😘😍 1w
Eggs It is hauntingly rhythmic 1w
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#poetrymatters
#tree
@TheSpineView

Blackout poetry has a goal of using pre-existing or “found“ text to create something new. Portions of the original text are kept, while other parts are drawn over or crossed out. Well-crafted blackout poetry can give new meanings to old texts.

Here's a blackout poem I created from one page from A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN. 💚🌳💚

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TheBookHippie Love 💚🌳💚 1w
lil1inblue So cool! I love blackout poetry. 😍 1w
dabbe @TheBookHippie 💚🌳💚 1w
dabbe @lil1inblue It was one of the best activities I ever did with my students. Such an excellent way to teach word choice. 😘 1w
AnnCrystal 👏🌳☺️👍💝. 1w
bthegood 💕 💕 1w
dabbe @AnnCrystal 💚🌳💚 1w
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