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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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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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NRSV Bible by Anonymous Anonymous
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Outlaws of the Marsh by Luo Guanzhong, Naian Shi, Luo Guan-Zhong
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June #BookSpinBingo! I completed 11 books this month, and I was most satisfied to make it through Ulysses on schedule for the #SandCoUlysses centenary read. I also truly appreciated the message of Tenant of Wildfell Hall (with #PemberLittens) although it was kind of a tough read in places as well. I also stayed on track with the #BibleBuddyRead so we‘re now officially halfway through our yearlong Bible read!

#ReadingStats #MonthlyStats

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Today was a long day of work, but I did fit in a few pages of Tolkien‘s letters this morning while I was filling the overhead bin with corn. I was intrigued reading Letter 210 with Tolkien‘s comments about a possible film adaptation in the late 1950s. I often wonder what authors think about adaptations, so it‘s interesting to actually get some of his unsatisfied perspective.

#TolkiensLetters #FellowshipOfTolkien
#BooksOnTheFarm

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James Joyce in 90 Minutes | Paul Strathern
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I‘ve listened to at least 1 of this series from #Hoopla before, so I‘m not sure why I waited until I finished Ulysses to think of checking for 1 about James Joyce. I listened to both this weekend, and I liked it better than the Garcia Marquez just because it was more focused. The Garcia Marquez discussed his influences a lot for such a short biography. Both are a great introduction to the work and importance of each writer.

#nonfiction #audiobook

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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
No books completed this week

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
🎧 One Hundred Years of Solitude

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Pick up shorter and/or MG reads
📚 Listen to something nonfiction

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NRSV Bible | Anonymous Anonymous
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I‘m helping with VBS at my church this weekend and taking a time tonight to review stories for tomorrow once more. I‘m really enjoying the Bible stories about food to go along with a Food Truck Party theme. This lesson is about Jesus feeding the 5000, and it discusses the importance of the boy sharing his bread & fish. Often we struggle with how little we can do, but even small, seemingly insignificant actions can make a difference.

#Christian

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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I‘d been uncertain about trying books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but now that I‘ve started I‘m apparently going to work my way right through his books on the #1001books list. I‘m starting my third one this year for this month‘s #Colombia book for #FoodAndLit.

This morning we put some hay in the barn and this afternoon we‘ll be baling more. I‘m listening to the #audiobook while working on odd jobs in between. #BooksOnTheFarm

BarbaraBB I loved this one! 2w
Suet624 That‘s tough work! And a lovely barn. 💕 2w
Graywacke I love Márquez. Cool picture. I‘m enjoying the sequence of pictures you post on your farm. 2w
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janeycanuck I need to try this one again - I made it maybe 15 pages in before I gave up but Love in the Time of Cholera was completely enchanting for me. 1w
Daisey @BarbaraBB @janeycanuck I‘ve only just started, but so far I‘m enjoying the story of a family better than I did Love in the Time of Cholera. 1w
Daisey @Suet624 @Graywacke Thanks! I love changing up my posts in the summer to include farm photos. 1w
Graywacke @janeycanuck @Daisey they‘re very different books, this and LitToC. 1w
mabell Love it! 1w
BarbaraBB This one is my favorite, I loved it way more than Cholera but I was very young when I read both. 1w
Daisey @mabell Thanks! I‘m really enjoying sharing farm photos this summer and listening to my book whenever I have a few moments. 1w
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 King John #ShakespeareReadalong
🎧 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens
🎧 The Plague
🎧 Henrietta & Eleanor
📖 The Killer Inside Me
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads, I‘ve barely picked up Tolkien‘s letters recently
📚 Pick up shorter and/or MG reads
📚 Choose new audio

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Henrietta & Eleanor: A Retelling of Jekyll and Hyde: | Robert Louis Stevenson, Libby Spurrier
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This was a fun contemporary retelling of Jekyll & Hyde as a multi-narrator dramatic reading. It was great for an entertaining afternoon listen while I worked.

#audiobook

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The Plague | Albert Camus
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I officially put this book on my TBR in 2020, but it still took a bit to get to it. I‘m honestly glad I read it at this point. Before Covid, I don‘t think I would have really appreciated it, and now I can compare the whole book to recent experience. I also want to research a bit more about its symbolism in relation to world events when it was written.

Photo: My view between fields along the Missouri River. #BooksOnTheFarm

#audiobook #1001books

Graywacke Love the photo. Camus - an author I want to get to. 2w
Daisey @Graywacke Thanks! So many authors always on my list. I‘m doing some more listening about Camus today and I think it will give me an even better appreciation for his writing. 2w
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Librarybelle An author I‘ve yet to read! 2w
Suet624 Lovely photo. Congrats on getting to Camus. 2w
Daisey @Suet624 Thanks! 2w
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The Killer Inside Me | Jim Thompson
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This is a light pick in that I think it was good for what it was, but I don‘t personally enjoy being in the thoughts of a serial killer. It actually wasn‘t quite as gory as I was expecting, but it was disturbing in the way he plotted and had basically no remorse for his actions. As I‘ve been reading Ulysses with such varied text structure, this quote did catch my attention & make me chuckle.

#1001books #quote
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown June 2022

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✅ Completed! June 16 is the day on which Ulysses is set & I did manage to read it between February 2 (date of publication & Joyce‘s birthday) & today along with the Friends of Shakespeare & Co centenary read! I won‘t say I completely enjoyed it, but I believe it is well worth the effort of reading. I found all the writing styles fascinating, was amazed by the allusions, and truly enjoyed parts of it. Happy #Bloomsday!

#SandCoUlysses #1001books

Graywacke Congrats! 🙂 2w
DivineDiana 👏🏻🎉👏🏻 2w
wanderinglynn 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congrats! 2w
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Branwen Happy Bloomsday! 🎉💚🎉💚🎉 2w
Saknicole Awesome! That‘s my summer read that I am about to start! Nice work finishing it for Bloomsday! 2w
Daisey @Saknicole Fantastic! I‘ll look forward to seeing what you think of it. 2w
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏👏👏💪😁 1w
Daisey @JazzFeathers Thanks! I have Bible School prep this week, but hopefully after that I‘ll actually be able to get back to reading a few of Tolkien‘s letters again! 1w
JazzFeathers @Daisey I'm catching up at the moment. Just read the famous letter to Woldham yesterday night, the one where Tolkien told about the Silmarillion. Alwayscan emotion 💚 1w
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I spent several more hours in a tractor the last few days and couldn‘t resist finishing this book. I didn‘t like any of the men, except possibly Frederick. This led me to wish that it had been told strictly from Helen‘s perspective. I truly appreciated the message about careful consideration of marriage vs. singleness (so sharing this quote again) and Helen as a strong, determined mother.

#PemberLittens #audiobook #BooksOnTheFarm #1001books

tpixie Such a great quote!! 2w
Daisey @tpixie I thought so! Also, I feel like there was another book you recommended once I got around to reading this one. Can you tell me again? 2w
tpixie @Daisey maybe another of her books (edited) 2w
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Daisey @tpixie No, I‘ve already read that one. Maybe I should see if you commented when I read it or maybe I‘m completely thinking of the wrong book. 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Daisey It‘s the middle of June and I finally made time to update my #BookSpinBingo card. This is my June #BookSpin book 9. 2w
tpixie @Daisey hmm I‘m not remembering… 2w
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 Harlem Shuffle #LitsyBookClub
🎧 Dubliners
🎧 At Swim-Two-Birds

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
🎧 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens
📖 & 🎧 King John #ShakespeareReadalong

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Finish Ulysses!
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Start June Reading1001 TBR Takedown book & another audiobook

tpixie More James Joyce! 3w
Daisey @tpixie Yes, but I‘ve decided I need to read all Joyce‘s work in print. 3w
tpixie @Daisey yes to learn more about Stephen Dedalus, I listened to and it was hard - print would‘ve been better 3w
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As I get closer to finishing Ulysses and Bloomsday on June 16, I want to share the resources I‘ve used alongside my reading. My favorite websites are the Ulysses Guide, now available as the tagged book, and The Joyce Project. I listen to every episode of the Friends of Shakespeare & Company Read Ulysses podcast, both audiobook & explanatory Bloomcasts. I‘ve also listened to most of the Reading Ulysses episodes and some of the U22 episodes. ⬇️

Daisey The U22 podcast is still in progress as another centenary read by Catherine Flynn who is publishing the Cambridge Centenary Ulysses edition with essays, notes, maps, and photos later this year.

Yesterday I found the Censored podcast episode about Ulysses, which specifically discusses how the book was officially and unofficially censored/banned in different countries. ⬇️
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Daisey I‘ve listened to a few episodes of Blooms & Barnacles by Kelly Bryan as well as the Re:Joyce podcast by Frank Delaney, but these are both a bit much to keep up with and harder to jump in and out of as I have time or find a section of the book about which I want more explanation. I prefer those listed above that have episodes for specific episodes/chapters of the book. ⬇️ (edited) 3w
Daisey My print copy of Ulysses is the Alma edition with annotations by Sam Slote, Marc A. Mamigonian, and John Turner. I was recommended the Shmoop study guide which I‘ve referenced some as well. https://www.shmoop.com/study-guides/literature/ulysses-joyce/summary

If you have other great resources for Ulysses, please feel free to comment and add them to this list.

#SandCoUlysses #1001books
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Graywacke Impressive. One day I will read this…🙂(and then I will need all these resources). 3w
Daisey @Graywacke I‘ve put in a lot of extra time and effort, but it has made my reading so much more worthwhile! 3w
JazzFeathers It sounds like this was quite the undertaking. 3w
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yes, but I don‘t think I would have appreciated or enjoyed it without the effort, and I have enjoyed sections of it. Some books deserve that, and I think this is one that does. 3w
JazzFeathers I'm happy to have your experience to refer to. Maybe, one day I'll read it too, the way you did 😁 2w
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At Swim-two-birds | Flann O'Brien
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I‘m not at all sure what I listened to the last few days! I alternated this with stories from Dubliners while also reading Ulysses, so I‘m having a very Irish reading week. I thought some aspects seemed similar to Joyce‘s style. This book is a somewhat insane mashup of the life of an often drunk student and his writing which includes an author whose characters take on a life of their own. I didn‘t fully get it but I was somewhat entertained. ⬇️

Daisey I also listened to this Censored podcast episode about the book which included an interesting discussion of Irish censorship.

#audiobook #1001books #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #Ireland

Today was another day of listening to #BooksOnTheFarm, and the background photo is my view of the other two tractors also in the same field as myself. The 4 of us working on the family farm today put in some hours and covered quite a bit of ground.
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mabell I love your farm photos and updates! You really make the most of everyday. (And make me wonder what am I doing with my time 😆) 3w
Daisey @mabell Thanks! 😂 Believe me, there are plenty of summer days I would love to take it easy, but if I‘m going to work for my dad it‘s just what it is. 3w
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I tried new earbuds while in the tractor and could barely hear the book I had started, so I switched to this. It‘s been on my someday TBR and moved up when I started Ulysses. After listening once, I felt I missed a lot, so I went back to several of the stories again. Some were fascinating and some just left me unsure of the point. I enjoyed the view of average people and the way the stories were ordered to transition from one to the next.

JazzFeathers I started reading it years ago and still haven't finished it 😶 I remember that when l read the first story l thought, l didn't understand anything. So I went looking for resources and after reading some of them, I though, this man is a genius. I still think it. But l find reading Joyce so demanding. This is why l haven't finished this yet. 3w
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yes, I felt somewhat the same, but also that I could comprehend it alone better than Ulysses. I listened as I felt it would be an appropriate companion to Ulysses, but I‘ve decided all of Joyce‘s work deserves to be read in print with focus. 3w
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From chapter 41, this quote about choosing to remain single rather than settling for a marriage really seems to sum up an important message of this story for me.

I‘ve been mainly listening to this on audio, but also marking passages in Serial Reader.

#PemberLittens #ChapterADay #quote #SerialReader

Bklover I agree! I wish Anne Brontë had been around longer - I‘d have loved to see what she came up with as she got older. 3w
Daisey @Bklover So true! This is my first read, but I‘m really appreciating it. 3w
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NRSV Bible | Anonymous Anonymous
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I‘m spending some time this evening catching up and reading more closely some of the Psalms from last week‘s reading. These are some familiar and beautiful verses that caught my attention.

#BibleBuddyRead

Daisey @TheBookHippie I think that‘s a different version than I‘ve heard before. Thanks for sharing! 3w
BookBabe Love these verses! Beautiful. Thank you for posting this! 💙 3w
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I‘ve made it to and have begun reading the final episode! Written from Molly‘s perspective, this one is tough for me because of the very meandering style and complete lack of punctuation. I‘m getting the gist of it and also referencing the Ulysses Guide website for further clarification.

#SandCoUlysses #1001books

JazzFeathers Oh. My. Goodness. 3w
Daisey @JazzFeathers It‘s some of the most stream of consciousness writing I‘ve ever read, and that‘s seldom a style I enjoy. Also, fascinating fact from the pre-reading and podcasts, apparently Joyce wrote it with punctuation and the. Took it out in late edits! Also, she refers to various men as he, and you just have to figure out which is which. 3w
JazzFeathers @Daisey That is so strange! 3w
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 The Six Wives of Henry VIII

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses - only one more episode to read
🎧 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens
📖 & 🎧 King John #ShakespeareReadalong

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Start my June Reading1001 TBR Takedown book or the next #LitsyBookClub choice

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The Ithaca episode of Ulysses is written with a catechism technique, in that it‘s a series of questions & answers, and uses complex vocabulary even when describing simple things. The audio podcast by Shakespeare & Co includes most of it read by 2 narrators for the questions & answers. It provides a lot of information; however, not all of the information can be trusted as accurate. Read over several days, it was fascinating & sometimes amusing.

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Untitled | Unknown
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A very optimistic June 2022 #BookSpin #DoubleSpin & #BookSpinBingo list!

tpixie Great job on Ulysses!!! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Daisey @tpixie Thanks! I have started Ithaca, but I‘m not very far yet. Really going to try to finish close to schedule! 1mo
tpixie @Daisey amazing 🤩 1mo
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Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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May turned out to be a very good reading month! I finished 12 books with Jane of Lantern Hill & The Six Wives of Henry VIII being my favorites as well as keeping up on the #BibleBuddyRead and making good progress on Ulysses.

#ReadingStats #MonthlyStats #BookSpinBingo

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Today I spent approximately 13 hours in a tractor disking ahead of Dad planting soybeans. A good portion of that time was also spent listening to this great book. I have done other reading and learning on this topic, so I‘m not sure I learned much new information. Yet, it was an incredibly well put together summary of the lives of the six women that became wives of HenryVIII, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

#nonfiction #audiobook #BooksOnTheFarm

Tamra Thank heavens for audiobooks! 😄 1mo
Daisey @Tamra Very true! They definitely make the day go by faster. 1mo
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Eats, Shoots & Leaves
🎧 What the F
🎧 Happily Ever After
🎧 Main Street
🎧 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
🎧 The Patchwork Girl of Oz

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
🎧 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens
📖 & 🎧 King John #ShakespeareReadalong

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads

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Main Street | Sinclair Lewis
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Parts of this made quite an impression on me as a being clearly about a specific time and place while also being clearly relevant today. Other parts were slow and did not hold my attention as well. Maybe, I also had a bit of a hard time with this because I can more easily see the benefits of small town life over those of city life.

#1001books #audiobook

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I‘m working this week to make progress and catch up on this centenary read of Ulysses. This evening that includes some pages of Eumaeus in the hammock.

#SandCoUlysses

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The Patchwork Girl of Oz | L. Frank Baum
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I‘ve been meaning to revisit The Wizard of Oz since I added my grandma‘s copy to my bookshelf. It has her signature as well as names of several of her mom‘s students that read or listened to it being read in class. I skimmed through it, listened to the audio, and then listened to The Patchwork Girl of Oz. Both were fun listens and an enjoyable addition to my day. I found the variety of characters and how they learned to work together wonderful.

Daisey @TheBookHippie Thanks for another fantastic #ChildrensClassicRead2022 choice! #audiobook 1mo
TheBookHippie I enjoyed it so much! 1mo
Blueberry What a beautiful old book❤️ 1mo
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Daisey @Blueberry Thank you! It‘s in pretty rough shape but so cool to look through. 1mo
julieclair What a treasure! 1mo
JazzFeathers Oh my goodness! That copy!!! 🤩 1mo
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I‘m diving into the middle of the long Circe episode of Ulysses with the podcast from Friends of Shakespeare and Company alongside a simple supper tonight. This episode is written in the style of a play script, and the audio by multiple readers is a great way to listen along. Also, even with my pre-reading prep and explanatory podcasts, this episode is crazier than I expected.

#ReadAndEat #SandCoUlysses #1001books

JazzFeathers I'm really enjoying reading your updates on Ulysses 😜 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Thanks! I don‘t know that I‘m going to end up thinking it‘s amazing like so many, but for the most part I‘m enjoying the journey and appreciating the work and thought that went into writing it. 1mo
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Last night I finished the Nausicaa episode of Ulysses, which was my #BookSpin square 5 for May. Today I‘ve been slowly reading through the episode Oxen of the Sun. The quote on the left is from the Ulysses Guide website episode description. So far, I‘ve been a bit lost, noticed several Biblical references, learned some vocabulary, actually laughed at a few phrases, and even recognized one of the styles of writing on my own. ⬇️

Daisey I doubt I‘ll finish this episode tonight, but by listening to some explanatory podcasts and referring to lots of notes as I read, I‘m enjoying it more than expected.
#SandCoUlysses #1001books
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Daisey 🔗 https://www.ulyssesguide.com/14-oxen-of-the-sun At some point I‘ll also check out a copy of the book 1mo
Daisey ✅ Finished the episode this morning! It was tough, but I also found the various writing styles really interesting. 1mo
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As an English teacher and someone fascinated by the way language changes over time, I truly enjoyed this entertaining and informative look at punctuation.

#nonfiction
May #DoubleSpin

LitStephanie My heart loves the idea of a zero tolerance approach to punctuation. 🤣 1mo
kspenmoll Her books are great! 1mo
Daisey @LitStephanie @kspenmoll It was interesting to compare a few differences between British & American punctuation rules, but overall I found it easy to follow and amusing. (edited) 1mo
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I don‘t tend to swear much, but I find books about swearing just as fascinating as other aspects of language. This one includes some interesting discussion of gestures in addition to spoken language and quite a bit about how the brain works in relation to profanity.

#audiobook #nonfiction

JazzFeathers Well, this sounds surprisingly fascinating. 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Not sure what it says about me, but I‘m getting a collection of similar books on my Goodreads linguistics shelf. 😂 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
JazzFeathers @Daisey 😂😂😂 1mo
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King John | William Shakespeare
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Time to start a new play for Sunday morning breakfast with Shakespeare.

I completely forgot about this as I was considering my reading for this week, so I‘m glad I happened to see some reminder posts. I joined this readalong late, but it‘s amazing to see how some of you are finishing a complete read through of the plays with this one.

#ShakespeareReadalong #ArkAngelShakespeare #BookAndBreakfast

Graywacke Especially @batsy and @TheBookHippie - the completists! 🎖 1mo
batsy @Graywacke @TheBookHippie Aww, thank you 😆 1mo
TheBookHippie @batsy 🏆🏆 1mo
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Faithful Friends
🎧 Jane of Lantern Hill #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead
🎧 Deep River

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 Eats, Shoots and Leaves
🎧 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 More audiobooks

MatchlessMarie Oooh I think What the F is on my library purgatory list from a few years back 💜 1mo
Daisey @MatchlessMarie Yeah, it‘s been on my list for a while, and then I picked it up on an Audible sale. Seems like a good change of pace for this next week. 1mo
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Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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This is another L.M. Montgomery book I don‘t remember ever reading before, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it today. Yes, it was a bit predictable and the quick resolution at the end was a bit unsatisfactory, but it also included the humor, variety of characters, and descriptions of nature that I love about Montgomery‘s writing.

#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead #audiobook

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Deep River | Shusaku Endo
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This book by Shusaku Endo did not impact me as strongly as his book Silence, but it was a very thoughtful book. It considers spiritual questions through the stories of four Japanese tourists visiting the Ganges River in India.

#1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown May 2022
#audiobook #translated

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I always find it fascinating when my reading of one book coincides with or impacts my reading of another. I‘ve often compared the word choice of different Bible versions, but I‘ve never slowed down to analyze punctuation differences. These examples make some interesting points.

#BibleBuddyRead #PunctuationMatters

BookBabe Good point! Looks like a good read. Thanks for sharing! 🙌🏻 1mo
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It‘s the last full week of school and I should absolutely be grading finals, but I‘m taking a short break to read in the hammock because I‘ve had almost no print reading time this week. I‘ve only finished the first full chapter of this, but I‘m amused and enjoying it.

#Nonfiction #TeachersOfLitsy

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This short book is an interesting perspective on WWII and the Holocaust. The author collected stories from survivors, mostly children at the time, about their pets. As one would expect there are a few happy stories of the pets that survived while waiting for their people to come back home but many sad stories of pets that did not survive. All of them emphasize the bond of love between people and their pets.

#StudentRecommendation #Nonfiction

tpixie An interesting angle of WWII 1mo
tpixie Pets were a big thing with Hurricane Katrina- so it makes sense it was a big thing during WWII also. 1mo
JazzFeathers I don't think l could read it... 1mo
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
Well, this week‘s graphic includes no completed books and the same current reads as last week. School is busy, and I‘m in the middle of several long reads.

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 Eats, Shoots and Leaves
🎧 Deep River
🎧 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads

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Chapter 12 brings us some drama, and I really did not want to stop listening even though I finished the chapter just before reaching the end of my drive today.

#PemberLittens #audiobook

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I would agree that as a reader of Tolkien‘s work, I always want a little more, including some of these very topics. His world building is immersive in a way that makes it seem that information should be available.

From Letter 187 written April 1956

#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkiensLetters #KindleQuotes

BookwormAHN Agreed 😺 2mo
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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 Writers & Lovers #LitsyBookClub
🎧 & 📖 Henry VIII #ShakespeareReadalong

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 Eats, Shoots and Leaves
🎧 Deep River
🎧 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads

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Today was an absolutely beautiful day, and I enjoyed a good part of it outside. This evening I started the Cyclops episode of Ulysses while getting the grill ready, paused for supper itself, and then finished the rest of the episode. Overall, I found this to be an entertaining section. I started out confused, but the Ulysses Guide website was helpful in clarifying the writing style.

#SandCoUlysses #ReadAndEat #1001books

Leftcoastzen Love that book ! 2mo
BarbaraBB I used Shmoop making et way through Ulysses. Very helpful too: https://www.shmoop.com/study-guides/literature/ulysses-joyce/summary 2mo
Daisey @Leftcoastzen I can‘t say I‘m loving it, but I‘m definitely appreciating the read. 2mo
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Daisey @BarbaraBB Thanks! I just went and skimmed through the summaries of the sections I‘ve already read. I‘ll add this to my list of resources. 2mo
BarbaraBB It really did help me to make it a bit more accessible! 2mo
JazzFeathers The Cyclopes? You mean the Ulysses really echoes the story of the Homeric Ulysses? 2mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yes, most of the episodes are named in reference to the Oyssey. Some of the connections are clearer than others, but the whole wandering journey can be seen as a comparison. 2mo
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I started listening to The Tenant of Wildfell Hall this evening on my walk. This is a first time read for me, and I‘m planning to listen to this audiobook version. I‘m looking forward to the #ChapterADay posts!

#audiobook #audiowalk #PemberLittens #1001books

BarkingMadRun Fabulous!! 2mo
inthegreensandblues I'm listening to this one too 2mo
Grandma8 What app are you using for audiobooks? 2mo
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Daisey @Grandma8 I use several, but I‘m listening to this one through my library using Hoopla. 2mo
BookBabe Beautiful building on the cover! 😃 2mo
Daisey @BookBabe Yes, I think this cover makes Wildfell Hall out to be a nicer place than it sounds in the book. 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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L'Assommoir | Emile Zola
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April was a very different reading month from March. I continued reading with various groups, including keeping up with the #BibleBuddyRead, completing 2 books for the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead, another #PemberLittens read, our #LitsyBookClub pick, and 4 #1001books. The French novel L‘Assommoir by Zola ended up being my favorite because of its amazingly detailed description of everyday life in Paris.

#ReadingStats #MonthlyStats #BookSpinBingo

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#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
🎧 Fear of Flying
🎧 Kilmeny of the Orchard #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien #FellowshipOfTolkien
📖 & 🎧 #BibleBuddyRead
📖 & 🎧 Ulysses #SandCoUlysses
📖 & 🎧 Henry VIII #ShakespeareReadalong

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Continue current reads
📚 Start The Tenant of Wildfell Hall #PemberLittens

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Kilmeny of the Orchard | L. M. Montgomery
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This was a light and enjoyable listen for a long rambling walk today, but I can definitely see why it‘s a lesser known book of Montgomery‘s. It was just too sweet and simplistic. I wonder how she decided to write from Eric‘s perspective and how it would have been different from Kilmeny‘s. I had never read it before, so I was glad to finally make time for it.

#audiobook #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

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Panpan

I can appreciate this book for what it was at the time it was published, there were some interesting individual quotes, and I enjoyed recognizing various literary references, but this is not my cup of tea. I got tired of Isadora‘s ramblings, and I find it hard to believe she actually grew and changed through her journey.

#audiobook #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown April 2022

Daisey This is my #DoubleSpin for April and a book finished during #DeweyApril #Readathon. 2mo
JazzFeathers When l was a teenager, Erika Jong Eason my TBR list. I supposed the time has passed 😜 2mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yeah, I would not recommend it at this point. 2mo
LKK526 @daisey OMG, I read this when it was first out in paperback because the hardbacks were too expensive for me. It was so revolutionary! I bet it‘s really dated. Another in that vein also popular at the same time was The Women‘s Room by Marilyn French. I had a chip on my shoulder about men for a week after I finished. Bet it seems kind of silly today 2mo
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