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Daisey

Daisey

Joined April 2016

Junior high teacher📓Sourdough baker 📚Reader of #FellowshipofTolkien, #1001books, YA, MG, and more 📖https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2408113-daisey
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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Sauron Defeated by John R. R. Tolkien
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Outlaws of the Marsh by Luo Guanzhong, Naian Shi, Luo Guan-Zhong
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Mehso-so

I listened to this entire #audiobook over the weekend. The writing is descriptive and beautiful, making it easy to visualize the events. I appreciated the message of the story and how it was shared with the reader between the lines of what was actually said by the narrator. However, I like a story with more of a plot, and I‘m not sure this book will stick with me over time.

#1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown November 2019

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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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I‘m calling time for my weekend #Readathon at just over 18 hours. I finished 3 audiobooks and 1 print book, did a decent amount of catching up on the #NotionClub Papers in Sauron Defeated, and started In Cold Blood for #ReadColdBlood. I haven‘t reviewed The Remains of the Day, but I need to think on it for a bit. Now, I have to settle in for a bit of serious school work this evening.

#MrBook1inAMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday

MrBook You have rocked this!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1d
Lynnsoprano Great time! Thanks for partying with us! 1d
Lynnsoprano Great time! Thanks for partying with us 😄 1d
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Andrew65 A brilliant time, well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏👏🙌👍🥳🍾🥂😍 (edited) 1d
Daisey @MrBook @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 Thank you! Also thanks so much for hosting and cheering all weekend! 1d
JazzFeathers That's a fantastic result! I can't wait to read your review of The Ranains of the Day. 24h
Andrew65 @Daisey We‘ve loved it! Thanks 😊👍 9h
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Sunday books and breakfast included homemade pumpkin spice French toast sticks this morning. I‘m starting Night 68 and enjoying Part 2 of the Notion Club Papers much more than Part 1. Even when it gets a bit more dense, the connection to Middle-Earth keeps me more engaged.

#NotionClub #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #BreakfastwithTolkien

CoffeeNBooks Pumpkin spice French toast sticks sounds amazing! How do you make them? 2d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good luck with the catching up, and yes, I agree...part 2 was a bit better for me too. 2d
Daisey @CoffeeNBooks They were delicious!They‘re pretty similar to regular French toast except that they‘re seasoned with cinnamon and pumpkin spice (nutmeg, cloves, ginger, etc.) instead of vanilla and include pumpkin purée. I followed this recipe for the most part. https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/pumpkin-french-toast-sticks 2d
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CoffeeNBooks @Daisey Awesome- thanks so much! I can't wait to make these! 2d
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! I finished through the end of Night 70, so I‘m feeling pretty good about my progress. 1d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Great job! You should feel very good about that! 1d
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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#BookReport
Of 4 books in progress last weekend, I finished 3 as well as 2 more.

#CurrentlyReading #WeeklyForecast
📖 Continuing my long read of Sauron Defeated with #FellowshipofTolkien
📖 Started I, Robot
🎧 Started The Remains of the Day yesterday evening and may finish today depending on how well I can multitask

Upcoming
🎧 Up next is In Cold Blood for #ReadColdBlood and I also have the ebook available
📖 The Darkdeep from my class library

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! What a great week 💕🎉🎧📚 2d
CoffeeK8 I love how you organized this graphic 💕 2d
Daisey @Cinfhen Spending most of yesterday listening or reading for the readathon weekend led to a few more completed! 2d
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Daisey @CoffeeK8 Thanks! I‘ve been somewhat annoyed with the graphics apps I was using and have been playing around with Over more. 2d
BarbaraBB Some great reads! 2d
JazzFeathers Wow!!! How's The Remains of the Day? I'd be curious to read it, but l'm not sure it's really my kind of read 🤔 1d
Daisey @JazzFeathers I‘m not quite sure I‘d say it‘s my kind of read either, but it‘s on the #1001books list. The butler is looking back over all of these events from his career as he drives across England, and it seems that as the reader you are putting together pieces to see what he did not realize as he lived it. It‘s very much reflective rather than plot driven. 1d
emtobiasz How was Game Changer? I‘ve seen it on lots of lists for teens and tweens, but sports are a hard sell for me, so I haven‘t gotten to it yet... 1d
Daisey @emtobiasz Sports are a hard sell for me as well, so I wasn‘t initially sure about this one. However, it starts off with a serious injury that pretty much puts an end to any actual football throughout the book. It‘s more about the relationships and interactions between players. There‘s hazing and social media and deciding what to say or not say. I posted a couple times if you want to see the format as well. 1d
emtobiasz @Daisey Thanks! That looks fascinating— I‘ll have to bump it up my list! 1d
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I finished this #nonfiction #audiobook while walking over recently harvested fields this afternoon. It‘s a look at the increase in people living alone around the world but specifically focuses on life alone in U.S. cities. I found the statistics interesting and some information thought provoking. However, I found nothing really surprising and wished there was a bit about rural situations.

#Readathon #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #MrBook1inAMillion

Andrew65 A great time. 👏👏👏 2d
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😻 2d
TheAromaofBooks I feel like rural areas are often ignored during studies of this type. It would be interesting to see some comparisons as to whether increases of people living alone is something happening more in urban areas, or if it is across the country no matter what the population density of the area. 2d
Daisey @TheAromaofBooks Based on what was included, I would guess that an increase is also happening in rural areas but not quite to the same extent. It would have been great to see the statistics, even without including interviews and other specifics. 2d
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Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story | Rich Wallace, Sandra Neil Wallace
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I just recently ordered this nonfiction book for my class library. It is a fairly quick read that details an attempt to reach the North Pole by George De Long, captain of the Jeannette. After leaving Alaska and a year spent trapped in the ice, the ship sinks, and it becomes a survival story as the crew heads to Siberia over ice and by boat. It includes excerpts from journals, illustrations, and photos of artifacts.

#MsDsLibrary #nonfiction

Daisey Second book finished for this #readathon weekend with afternoon snacks! #MrBook1inAMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne 2d
janeycanuck That snack looks 👌👌👌 2d
Daisey @janeycanuck Simple yet delicious! 2d
MrBook Niiiice! Love all of this! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1d
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Three Floors Up | Eshkol Nevo
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First book of the #Readathon weekend completed! This book includes the stories of three different people in the same apartment building told as confessions. It is stories of the choices and maybe mistakes that they‘ve made and demonstrates how sharing those stories helps them to move forward.

#ReadtheWorld #ReadingtheWorld Israel #translated #LitsyBookClub #audiobook #Hoopla

#MrBook1inAMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne

MrBook Added! 😁 3d
Daisey @Cinfhen I‘m not really sure how to describe this novel without giving away any of the confessions, but I did enjoy it. 3d
Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 3d
Andrew65 The book definitely sounds interesting. 3d
Cinfhen I missed this post!! Thanks for tagging me. I‘m adding it to my #TBR ~ thanks 😊 3d
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Sauron Defeated | J. R. R. Tolkien
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This is the stack of books I plan to read from throughout the weekend between household chores and school work. I already read a section of the #NotionClub Papers this evening. I also have a couple audiobooks in progress and more downloaded from the library. I didn‘t plan any snacks for this weekend, but there are definitely some plans for baking tomorrow.

#MrBook1inAMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #Readathon

MrBook Awesome pic and selections!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Thank you so very much for joining the fun!! ☺️🤗 3d
Andrew65 I love Asimov! 3d
Cleaning-Fairy I love that book end! 3d
Daisey @MrBook @Andrew65 Thanks! I‘m really looking forward to a weekend full of reading! 3d
Daisey @Cleaning-Fairy 😂 Glad you appreciate the very impromptu bookend. It works perfectly. 3d
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I read the first few pages of Part 2 tonight, through the end of Night 65. I really enjoyed the discussion of language, and I‘m looking forward to continuing as familiar things have started showing up in the discussion.

“Behold the Eagles of the Lords of the West! They are coming over Numenor!”

#NotionClub #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know, I was excited there too, suddenly LOTR etc is creeping in.😉 4d
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey l halted at the mention of the cloud looking like smoke issuing from the Dome of Oxford and l thought, Oh! Sauron in Numenor! 4d
Daisey @JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa The cloud imagery caught my attention too, but this seemed even more recognizable for sharing. 4d
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I finally finished Part 1 of The Notion Club Papers. I really appreciated some of the points discussed (I even added post-its!) at the beginning, but a lot of the later portion was more dense and took quite a bit of focus to read. In these longer sections I‘m also back to two bookmarks, the book dragon for my place in the main text and a smaller magnetic bookmark for the notes.

#NotionClub #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

JazzFeathers Agreed. I also read after a long day at work (still working overtime) and this part has been trying. But it is interesting, and l mean to read it again at a less tiring time. Also, l knew the Professor had a great analitic mind. This is prove of it 😆 5d
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yes, I do think I need to read it again later to get more from it. I've always thought Tolkien was analytical and this absolutely verifies that. 5d
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Game Changer | Tommy Greenwald
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Pickpick

I picked up this recommended book expecting a football story, but it is about much more than the game. Teddy is a freshman who suffers a severe concussion at preseason football camp and is in a coma. The story expresses the joy of being part of a team, but it also addresses the dangers of building that team on a foundation of cruelty and competition instead of cooperation. 🏈

#MsDsLibrary #TRS2019

Daisey This book seems right on the line between #middlegrade and #YA to me. The description and language stay perfectly clean, but the characters are in high school. (edited) 5d
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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From Night 60 of The Notion Club Papers: Some commentary on the level of detail and careful consideration put into the writing process . . .

#NotionClub #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

JazzFeathers I so agree to this. And still, I've seen this principle trumpled over and over... especially by fantasy authors, l'm sorry to say. I'm more or less in this area too. It's such a strange reading, which l'm sure l'll read again. It feels like a deeper look at the same matter of On Fairy Stories. 7d
Daisey @JazzFeathers I can read and enjoy stories where some things are unbelievable, but I prefer when I feel the author really put time and effort into making it as real and believable as possible. 7d
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Game Changer | Tommy Greenwald
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This week‘s silent reading book with my classes is about a freshman football player who suffers a severe concussion at practice before the season starts and everything that goes on around this event. It is told in text messages, doctor‘s notes, one sided conversations at his bedside, etc.

#middlegrade #YA #TeachersofLitsy #MsDsLibrary

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Three Floors Up | Eshkol Nevo
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#WeeklyForecast #CurrentlyReading

🔹I started Three Floors Up, this month‘s book for #LitsyBookClub, on audio today.

🔹I need to finish and review a #NetGalley #middlegrade ebook, The Tornado.

🔹My current at school read is The Game Changer.

🔹I‘m working my way through the #NotionClub section of our current #FellowshipofTolkien read, Sauron Defeated.

Cinfhen Very interested in your tagged book!! Thoughts??? Please 🥰 1w
Daisey @Cinfhen I just started yesterday, so I‘m not far enough in to have much of an opinion. I‘m enjoying the description, but I‘m not at all sure where it‘s going. 1w
Cinfhen I‘ll await your #BookReport 😄 1w
Cinfhen 👋 Hi!! How‘s Three Floors Up going??? 3d
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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“Liking is often much more complex than dislike. And it‘s less necessary to say anything about it in a hurry. The feeling of liking has a very lasting flavour; it can wait, it‘s often better for being stored for a bit. But defects stick out all hard and painful, while one‘s still close at hand.”

This #quote from Night 60 of The Notion Club Papers seemed very relatable to how I try to reflect on what I read and my long term reactions to books.

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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Sunday morning + book + coffee + cat = perfection

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #NotionClub

JazzFeathers Definitely 😁 1w
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I did some housecleaning and baking this afternoon and evening while listening to this book. It is a much heavier middle grade story than I was expecting that deals with poverty, sibling responsibilities, domestic abuse, and responsible gun ownership. I appreciated the octopus facts and the analogy to her life. Zoey‘s perspective and her growth are important to share. 🐙

#middlegrade #audiobook #audiobaking #Hoopla #TRS2019

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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I‘ll admit that I‘m not really much of a fan of Halloween, but Litsy has made me appreciate the fun of a good ghost story at this time of year. This year the #middlegrade books I‘ve read have been my favorites.

I loved the setting of Edinburgh in this story and the Harry Potter references. The development of the friendship between Cassidy and Jacob as she learned more about herself and her abilities was fascinating. 👻

#MsDsLibrary #TRS2019

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Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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This mystery was ok, but it did not live up to my expectations for Agatha Christie and is my least favorite of her books so far. My main issue was that it seemed to really drag in the middle and did not hold my attention well. Also, like other readers, I expected a bit more Halloween atmosphere because of the title.

🎃🍎🎃🍎🎃🍎🎃

#audiobook #Hoopla

Sace I felt the same way when I read it. 2w
Daisey @Sace I went back and read more reviews after finishing, and it seems to be a prevalent opinion. 1w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I started Part Two tonight, and although I‘m still not quite sure what these Notion Club Papers are going to entail, I‘m completely intrigued to continue.

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

Daisey So, are we finished with the #LotRHistory hashtag or do we keep it for the remainder of this book? Thoughts? 2w
JazzFeathers I finish The Lord of the Rings yesterday night and can't wait to start the Notion Club Paper, just because l have no idea what they are. I may even catch up in the long weekend. Personally, l'd go for a new hashtag. Maybe one that feels the reminder of the History of Middle-Earth. 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa You‘re right, we‘ve finish #LOTRHistory. Maybe #NotionPapers for this section? 1w
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Daisey @JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have been trying to think of something to finish the whole book, but I‘m at a loss. I‘m good with keeping the #FellowshipofTolkien from here on and then just whatever else fits the current section. #NotionClub or #NotionPapers sounds good to me. 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Well we are a fellowship, might as well start a club too! #NotionClub 1w
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Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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#Halloween week #audiobook 🎃 👻 🍎

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Small Spaces | Katherine Arden
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Pickpick

I forgot all about reviewing this book yesterday, but that means I get to post a photo of the copy for my class library that arrived in the book order today!

I really enjoyed this spooky #middlegrade story that explored grief and friendship alongside a ghost story. It was creepy and intriguing and a perfect October read.

#MGBuddyRead #MsDsLibrary

LibrarianRyan I agree! 2w
Lmstraubie It was a great choice! 2w
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The full cast #audiobook was fantastic.

I slept for a few hours and woke up early to listen to the rest of this book to finish out the #readathon. That‘s 4 books completed, this one completely during the last 24 hours, and just over 11 solid hours of reading and audiobook time. #DeweysReadathon #DeweyOct

Laura317 I think it‘s time for re-listen of this book. It‘s my favorite Gaiman. 2w
JazzFeathers 👏👏💪😁 2w
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Impostors | Scott Westerfeld
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I‘m rating this as a pick and it did get pretty intense, but Westerfeld‘s high tech futuristic stories are just not my style. The book took me a while to finish just because I would rather read something else. I did appreciate a look at the future of the same world I read about in the Uglies series several years ago. #YA #TRS2019

Third book completed during #DeweysReadathon, along with a snack of grapes and tea. #readathon #DeweyOct

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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I went ahead and finished Part One today in the hammock at sunset before the temperature dropped. I completely understand why Tolkien chose not to include this epilogue in The Return of the King, but I did enjoy seeing this extra snippet of Sam‘s life with his family. This page shows a letter from Aragorn to Sam in Elvish.

#LotRHistory #YearsofTolkien #FellowshipofTolkien
#readathon #DeweysReadathon #DeweyOct

Readerann Beautiful! 2w
Texreader Gorgeous and how cool is that letter? 2w
Daisey @Readerann Thanks! It‘s about time to put the hammock away for this year, but I‘ve been hoping for just a couple more afternoons warm enough to enjoy it. 2w
Daisey @Texreader Yes! These little bits of additional detail are amazing. 2w
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I started a new audiobook on a beautiful fall afternoon walk. This book has been on my TBR for quote a while, and a few days before Halloween seems the perfect time to listen.

#audiobook #Hoopla #audiowalk
#readathon #DeweysReadathon #DeweyOct

Avidreader25 Love this one! It‘s great on audio. 2w
TheSpineView Just finished the full cast version! So good! You are in for a treat! 2w
Daisey @Avidreader25 @TheSpineView So far I‘m thoroughly enjoying the full cast audio version! It‘s perfect to keep my attention while multitasking during readathon. 2w
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This was an interesting listen, and it felt appropriate for October. I enjoyed the history and was fascinated by the different types of poison and methods described. The only thing that tripped me up a bit was my lack on familiarity with French which made it sometimes difficult to keep up with all the names in audio. #audiobook #nonfiction

Second book completed for the #readathon. #DeweysReadathon #DeweyOct

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Small Spaces | Katherine Arden
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I‘m really enjoying all of the bookish moments in this story, and there are some great allusions.

#MGBuddyRead
#Readathon #DeweysReadathon #DeweyOct

Daisey This is my first finished book of the readathon, but I think I will wait to post a review until after tomorrow‘s discussion. 2w
Lmstraubie I loved all the bookish conversations too! I wasn't expecting that. 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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1. Rural northwestern Missouri
2. Finishing Small Spaces by Katherine Arden for #MGBuddyRead & continuing SauronDefeated for #LotRHistory
3. Rotel dip
4. I teach junior high and will be missing out on a few hours today to watch former students play in the State 1A Quarterfinal for softball today.
5. I‘ve participated in a few readathons. I‘m going fairly low key this time and will read when I can.

#readathon #DeweysReadathon #DeweyOct

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🔶 I think March 2016
🔶 @bookriot
🔶 More, definitely greater variety of books
🔶 Fantasy, classics, historical fiction
🔶 not sure about the longest, but I‘ll tag a few from my #CovertoCover postal group: @tpixie @sammisho @EmilyChristine

#WondrousWednesday

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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Yesterday started out cool and misty so I made a batch of spicy chicken soup with some of the last fresh jalapeños, and it was perfect for supper again tonight.

I read a chapter before supper and finished up this next one after. It was good to finally see Arwen appear by name, and as they travel I‘m curious to see the first drafts of the hobbits return to the Shire.

#LotRHistory #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #ReadandEat

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I enjoyed this memoir that blends the story of the author‘s season in a traveling sideshow act with her mother‘s life after a serious stroke. The way the two parts were woven together worked well, but I did enjoy the stories about the sideshow more. It‘s not something I ever really felt the need to learn, but it was interesting. I also enjoyed the bits of history she included (see the comments for my favorite).

#LitsyBookClub #audiobook #memoir

Daisey Before hospitals had neonatal facilities, some premature babies‘ lives were saved as part of an exhibit of babies in incubators at Coney Island. https://lithub.com/how-the-coney-island-sideshow-saved-thousands-of-babies/ 3w
TalecArashi Woah! :O 3w
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Impostors | Scott Westerfeld
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I did a few chores around the house this morning and then had a late breakfast with my book. Impostors is the start of a new series set in the future of the same world as the Uglies series.

tpixie Great photo! Good thing you got some of your chores done so you have time to read! I love your pumpkin 🎃 3w
Daisey @tpixie Thanks! The pumpkin was a birthday gift. 3w
Slajaunie I read it and book 2. I really enjoyed them. Waiting on the next one! 3w
tpixie @Daisey ♥️🎃♥️🥳 🎂 3w
JazzFeathers Love your glass pumpkin 😍 3w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Cozy reading with Gandalf tonight for this short chapter

#LotRHistory #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #CatsofLitsy

gradcat Lovely kitty! 🐱 ❤️ 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks Great photo! 😻 3w
Sace Agree! Fabulous picture. 3w
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Suet624 💕💕💕 3w
Daisey @gradcat @CoffeeCatsBooks @Sace @Suet624 Thank you! He was being very snuggly last night. 3w
gradcat We love snuggly (my cat & I)! 😻 3w
Jo3e I love when my cat cuddles with me while I read. 2w
Daisey @Jo3e Same here, except that I usually want to get up and move before he does. 2w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I continue to find it amazing to read more about Tolkien‘s writing process. Sometimes he struggled through draft after draft and wrote questions to himself when things didn‘t seem to make sense. Then at other times the basic ideas emerge early, not much is drafted, and a complete draft appears almost all at once.

#LotRHistory #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

hannahvclark I read his biography years ago for a high school project. Learning about his life and his process was so amazing! 3w
Daisey @hannahvclark I agree, and I truly appreciate the work that Christopher has done to make the writing in the History of Middle-Earth available to any reader that wants further delve into his creative process. 3w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I managed to get through this chapter last night even though I have been exhausted the last few nights. I doubt I‘ll stay caught up through the week. I always love when reproductions from Tolkien‘s manuscripts are included. Although I can‘t read the writing, the combination of writing and drawing is wonderful to me.

#LotRHistory #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I agree, they are so beautiful. 4w
DrawingSustenance Love it💛 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I don‘t think @JazzFeathers is caught up yet either...do you think I should push the schedule out a bit? 4w
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JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ehy, gals, no, l'm not caught up, but l'll do my best over the weekend. How's everyone else doing? I don't want to cause delays, and really l can't wait to start the new book (finished The War of the Ring last night). I'm good with whatever 😉 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers At least we‘ll all be in the same book again. 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers @Daisey Please let me know if the two of you get bogged down to much and we need to shift dates a bit more, ok? 4w
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers I may not stay caught up during the week, but I think I should be back to weekends that allow me time to catch up. 4w
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey I'd prefer to try and catch up too. I should be back to a far more normal working schedule soon. 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JazzFeathers @Daisey Sounds good, but again just let me know if anything changes or you fall too far behind. We need to keep the fellowship together, can‘t leave anyone behind!😉 4w
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I started this month‘s @litsybookclub pick on my way to work this morning and continued listening on my evening walk. I didn‘t quite know what to expect from the blurb, but so far I‘m intrigued by the stories of joining the sideshow.

#LitsyBookClub #memoir #audiowalk #audiobook #Hoopla

BarbaraTheBibliophage I really enjoyed this one! 4w
Daisey @BarbaraTheBibliophage I think I saw your review when I shelved it on a Goodreads last night. I'm really enjoying the stories of the sideshow so far! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Daisey Nice! It‘s certainly a unique story. 4w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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The first chapter starts with some intense notes and drafts showing Tolkien considering exactly how the ring would be destroyed. It‘s interesting to see how each of these small variations impacts the tone of the event.

Also enjoying pumpkin praline ice cream as I read!

#LotRHistory #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

DGRachel Beautiful pumpkin! 1mo
Come-read-with-me @Daisey The pumpkin is gorgeous! 💗🎃💗 1mo
Daisey @DGRachel @Come-read-with-me Thank you! 🎃 4w
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Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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This was a fun listen. I don‘t tend to read or listen to mysteries very often, but I always enjoy those by Agatha Christie when I do.

#audiobook #Hoopla #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown October 2019

Gezemice I think this is her best. 1mo
Tanisha_A I loved this 1mo
Daisey @Gezemice @Tanisha_A I've only listened to this and The Orient Express. I think I liked that one just a little more. I need to read some more! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead I love this book and I didn't realise that Hastings narrates the audiobook - awesome! 1mo
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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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Once I got into the story, this book was tough to put down, and I read all 500 pages this weekend. The characters were well developed with unique personalities. Along with the humans, M-Bot and the Doomslug were fantastic characters. The character dynamic involved plenty of humor, which was a perfect complement to a serious plot, and there was almost nonstop action through most of the story.

#sciencefiction #YA #TRS2019

Twainy I want to read this. I think I own the Audible. 😁 1mo
Daisey @Twainy It really was fun, except that now I‘ve started another series and can‘t read further yet! 1mo
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Middle School: Save Rafe! | James Patterson, Christopher Tebbetts
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This is the most exciting #bookhaul I‘ve had the opportunity to share for a while! 📚

#PattersonPartnership #TeachersofLitsy #MsDsLibrary

Crazeedi That's so wonderful 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations 🎉 that‘s great! 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Awesome! 📚 1mo
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kspenmoll Fantastic! Congrats!!!!🎉🎈 1mo
CafeMom Congratulations! Go teachers! 1mo
CollyRae That's incredible! Love seeing authors going the extra mile to put books in the hands of kids! 1mo
Butterfinger Awesome!!! I can imagine how thrilled your students will be. 1mo
Daisey @Crazeedi @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CoffeeCatsBooks @kspenmoll @CafeMom @CollyRae @Butterfinger Thanks all! A few were checked out today and I hope to have more on the shelf each day this week. 1mo
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Deep Water | Watt Key
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I‘ve set a standard Goodreads goal of 100 books the last few years, and apparently I reached it this weekend. It‘s amazing how quickly audiobooks and middle grade books can add up. 🎉

#ReadingChallenge

sprainedbrain Awesome! 🥳🥳🥳 Audiobooks definitely double my reading. 1mo
Charityann Congrats!🎊🎉 1mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 1mo
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Twainy Congratulations! 🥳 1mo
batsy Well done! 🎉📚📚 1mo
JazzFeathers Yayyyyy!!!! 👏👏👏💪😁🎉🎉 1mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 1mo
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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It‘s that time again! I‘m ready to delve into another History of Middle-Earth book with the wonderful #FellowshipofTolkien group.

On a side note, apple cake makes for a great breakfast. 🍎 🍏

#LotRHistory #YearsofTolkien #BreakfastwithTolkien

DrawingSustenance I 💚 the mug 😄 1mo
tpixie Yummy combo!!! 1mo
Nute I like everything about this post! 1mo
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Daisey @JulietBooks Thanks! It‘s a new one from a friend for my birthday. 1mo
Daisey @tpixie @Nute Thanks! It was a great way to start my day. 1mo
tpixie ♥️ 1mo
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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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My evening plans consist of a new #YA read, chocolate pecan bars, and a hot cup of tea since it actually feels like fall. I‘ve never read any of Brandon Sanderson‘s books before, but just a few pages in I‘m thoroughly interested.

Texreader I could end my day with a chocolate pecan bar. ❤️ 1mo
Daisey @Texreader Apparently we just need to combine our cooking. Pork loin with pecan bars for dessert! 1mo
Texreader @Daisey Heck yea! Perfection! 1mo
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Deep Water | Watt Key
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This is the second book by Watt Key that I‘ve read, and both have been great. It is an action packed survival story focused on 12 year Julie after a scuba diving mishap. I have had good luck recommending Key‘s other books in my classroom and will be promoting this one more now that I know the details. In fact, I have no picture of my own copy because I immediately handed it to a student upon finishing today.

#middlegrade #MsDsLibrary #TRS2019

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Just a few pages yet tonight . . .

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

JazzFeathers 😍 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yes! It is beautiful and informative. The text is pretty dense, and I didn't make it very far at all the first their night. 1mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey I'm really intrigued. I think l'll get it very soon 😊 1mo
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Mascot | Antony John
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September turned out to be a pretty great reading month. I thoroughly enjoyed the middle grade books I read. With those, the Binti trilogy, and a few others, I read 10 print books and only 1 ebook this month, which is really unusual for me.

#ReadingStats #MonthlyStats

jewright This is impressive! My reading has nose-dived completely since school started. October is going to be even worse because I read some over Labor Day weekend. 1mo
Daisey @jewright Thanks! Reading books from my class library really ups the book count. 1mo
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I enjoyed this book about female serial killers. Some of the women I‘ve heard or read about elsewhere and others were new to me. The most recent was in the mid 1900s, but this was a deliberate choice by the author. The format was perfect for listening a bit each day.

#audiobook #nonfiction #Hoopla

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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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Mehso-so

For most of this book, I considered it a borderline pick, but in the end I‘m going with so-so because it just did not live up to my expectations after all those pages. I enjoyed the early story portions and time in the giant tree the best. Some parts were beautiful and fascinating, but other parts came across to me as long winded and sometimes unclear. Pieces I hoped to see build and connect in great ways lost their intensity.

#LitsyBookClub

Daisey I read a good portion of this as an ebook but also switched to the #audiobook for parts in order to finish by this weekend. The narrator was good, but personally I preferred reading this story in print. 1mo
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