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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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Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
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Anything for Billy: A Novel by Larry McMurtry
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Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf
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Nowhere Better Than Here | Sarah Guillory
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I thought about this prompt for a bit and decided on this book. Jillian lives in a small coastal Louisiana town that is slowly disappearing due to rising water. After another storm, the school is closed due to flood damage and the bridge into town is condemned. As she fights for her town and learns more about its history, she also learns how much of it has already disappeared under water.

#MiddleGrade #MiddleGradeMonday #Louisiana

Karisimo Another to add to my TBR! Thanks for sharing!! 1d
DestinyMorna I live in New Orleans and coastal erosion and the threat of hurricanes are a very real concern. Adding to my TBR as well!! 14h
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This is definitely my favorite sourdough cookbook. I mixed up the dough for these overnight baguette twists yesterday afternoon, shaped them early this morning, and baked them before leaving for church. The recipe is simple and delicious!

#MtCookbook #cookbook #sourdough

TheBookHippie Yummmmm 3d
Cupcake12 These look lovely x 3d
curiouserandcurioser @Daisey these look delicious! 3d
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Tamra Ooooooooooooooo😋🤤 3d
quietlycuriouskate They look delicious! 3d
Deblovestoread I‘ve just started my sourdough journey. Baked my 3rd loaf yesterday. There is so much conflicting info out there so maybe this book would help that. And your loaves look fantastic! 3d
Karisa Oh wow! Looks so yummy! Lucky people in your life! 😊 3d
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3d
Daisey @Deblovestoread There is a lot of conflicting info, but this book is less complicated than many. I‘ve had my sourdough for 30 years now and am still learning different methods. The main thing I like to remember is that it has been used for hundreds of years. It doesn‘t always work perfectly, but it also doesn‘t have to be that complicated. 2d
mabell Those look fabulous! 2d
Tamra @Daisey it‘s now warm enough in the house consistently to make a starter. I am going to order this book. 😁 2d
Daisey @mabell Thanks! 2d
Daisey @Tamra Wonderful! I hope you enjoy it. 2d
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t find any life changing advice in this book, but I can see how it would be helpful for people without good relationships as models. A large part of it is about changing your own self sabotaging actions as well as considering more people as potential partners. The middle section includes some thoughtful strategies to try while actually dating new people, but much of it was just common sense.

#audiobook #nonfiction

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Walls | L.M. Elliott
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This historical novel is set in Berlin in 1960 to 1961 in the months leading up to raising of the Berlin Wall. I‘ve read stories set in East Berlin, but always with characters ready to escape. Instead, this one includes a son of a U.S. soldier and his cousin who has grown up in East Berlin believing most of what he has been taught. They become friends during the time when people can still go back and forth between the two sides.

Daisey I received this #audiobook through the Libro.fm Educator #ALC program. #YA #Librofm
Audio duration: 7 hours 58 minutes
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Untitled | Unknown
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It‘s been a bit of a rough week, so I‘m purposefully taking this opportunity to focus on some positives.

💛 It rained yesterday, and now everything is beautifully green.
💛 We finished our first week of state testing & all students were present each day.
💛 My 6th graders were completely engaged in our math activity today.
💛 This beagle makes me happy every single day.
💛 Tonight I‘m having pizza & drinks with great friends.

#5JoysFriday

Suet624 💕💕💕 4d
mabell Good list of joyful things! Especially Luthien! 🐶❤️ 4d
UwannaPublishme Awww! 🐶 4d
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dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4d
tpixie Those are amazing 🤩 joyful. Great to think on the positive side! 🩷🦋🩵 ( I‘m getting snow ❄️ flurries now! I don‘t think it‘s going to provide as much moisture as we need but at least it‘s something) 4d
DestinyMorna Great list. I‘ll add spring in New Orleans is here. Beautiful weather to read outside 4d
DebinHawaii I love your joy list! 💛💛💛 Having also had a bit of a rough week, focusing on the positive really helps. And how could you not smile at that sweet 🐶 face?!? 💛 Thank you for joining in & spreading the joy! 🤗 4d
Daisey @Suet624 @mabell @UwannaPublishme @dabbe Thank you all! Luthien may well make every joy list I make. 4d
Daisey @tpixie @DestinyMorna The weather has been lovely and the rain very much appreciated, but today it is pretty cool again. 4d
Daisey @DebinHawaii Agreed! Focusing on joy at the end of each week is a wonderful idea. 4d
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Apparently, I‘m going through a contemporary romance phase. I saw a review of this book by @LibrarianRyan the other day, and made a snap decision to see if I could find a copy. It was absolutely a pure fluff read about a football player and a librarian who are long time friends. There‘s low drama and an emphasis on body positivity.

#audiobook

LibrarianRyan Yep!! I won‘t lie I read it for the title. 😁 5d
willaful @LibrarianRyan If you feel like doing a challenge, @Faranae 's #URC has that exact prompt. :-) 5d
Daisey @LibrarianRyan That‘s absolutely what caught my attention, and your positive review made it an easy decision. 5d
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Faranae @willaful I saw the tag and thought “well, that's somewhat smuttier than willaful's usual URC fare...“. The URC *also* has “A book involving fowl“, although I really hope no one submits purely euphemistic chickens to it, or that will be an exclusively romance review post next year. 😂 5d
willaful @Faranae I don't have anything for the fowl prompt yet! 🔔 5d
Daisey @willaful @Faranae This one has a few real chickens and the rooster Luke Skycocker is definitely a key character! 4d
willaful @Daisey Good to know. :-) 4d
LibrarianRyan @willaful I can NOT add another challenge. 😁😁😆😆🤭🤭 4d
willaful @LibrarianRyan relatable! 4d
Faranae @Daisey That is a FABULOUS name for a rooster.

(Aside: I run the URC every year, but also the MRC, which is only 12 prompts, and the FRC, which is 25. Check them out sometime for next year maybe 😁)
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War Horse | Michael Morpurgo
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This is an amazing book narrated by a horse named Joey during WWI. Joey does different jobs and ends up traveling a lot during the course of the war. It touches on some hard topics and has some truly sad scenes, but it also has a happy ending.

#MiddleGrade #MiddleGradeMonday #WWI #MsDsLibrary

Karisimo @daisey I need to read this one! Sounds great! 1w
Daisey @Karisimo It‘s a great one! 1w
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I‘ve read Caroline Alexander‘s book about Shackleton‘s expedition, & I have Alfred Lansing‘s on my shelf, so I couldn‘t resist downloading this audio as well. It‘s more straightforward & scientific in a logbook sort of way than Alexander‘s, but I still found most of it fascinating as a more immediate, first person version. The part about the Aurora got long to me, but other than that, I‘m amazed by this survival story every time I read about it.

Daisey * I accessed this audiobook through the #Librofm Educator #ALC program. Audio duration: 15 hours 48 minutes 1w
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I‘m enjoying taco salad for supper and a few chapters of Anything for Billy in the backyard on this beautiful evening.

#ReadAndEat #DeweysReadathon

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✅ Another strange book marked off the 1001 list! Thankfully, it was short & fairly easy to follow at double speed. It‘s a disjointed mishmash of stories with way too much graphic M/M sex for me. Some scenes were interesting in how they were repetitively told with slight variations, but I didn‘t get the point. It wasn‘t as difficult of a read as de Sade‘s Justine, but I‘m giving it the same kind of rating.

#1001books #audiobook #DeweysReadathon

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This was a great listen that describes the experiences of the first six American women to be astronauts - Sally Ride, Judy Resnik, Anna Fisher, Kathy Sullivan, Shannon Lucid, and Rhea Seddon.

#nonfiction #audiobook #LitsyBookClub #DeweysReadathon

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Happy Saturday and good morning! I started this audiobook with breakfast today and am looking forward to spending lots of time listening while I work around the house today.

#DeweysReadathon #readathon #BookAndBreakfast #LitsyBookClub #audiobook #nonfiction

Scochrane26 I love this book! 2w
Ruthiella This sounds like a great nonfiction companion to a scifi book I recently read 2w
Daisey @Ruthiella That does sound like an interesting companion read. 1w
Daisey @Scochrane26 I agree; it was fantastic! 1w
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I seldom read contemporary romance, but this one has been on my TBR for a while and I needed a light, fun read this week. It was the perfect book for the moment with two teachers in their 40s finding a happily ever after. The ending is a bit abrupt and over the top, but overall I appreciated the school setting, the focus these characters put on their work, and their clear communication. Rose‘s former in-laws also added an entertaining dimension.

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Poetry Comics | Grant Snider
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I ordered a copy of this as something a bit different to add to my class library. It‘s a fun book full of thoughtful and poetic comics through the seasons. This is my favorite page but I enjoyed several. There are pages about school, writing, nature, and other topics. For most readers, I would consider this quick read more of a book to borrow rather than buy.

#MsDsLibrary #Poetry #GraphicNovel #MiddleGrade

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Alabama Moon | Watt Key
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Today I immediately thought to share Alabama Moon as a book with moon in the title, but of course it‘s currently checked out from my class library. Watt Key‘s books are favorites with several of my rural JH students. I gathered a few other titles to share as well.

#MiddleGrade #MiddleGradeMonday #MsDsLibrary

Karisimo Awesome! So many good ones! 2w
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My new at school read, although I‘m pretty sure I‘ll soon be invested enough that I‘ll be taking this book back and forth. It starts out with three men meeting each other on a foggy mountain and deciding to travel together. It‘s a McMurtry novel I‘d never heard of until a former student recommended it to me.

#TeachersOfLitsy #CurrentlyReading

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This was a disturbing story. I was fascinated throughout the first part as Grenouille learned all about scents (and horrified by one scene), then a bit lost by the hermit in the hills portion, and again intrigued by the next section. Then things got crazy! I have no words for the ending, but I was completely engaged in listening.

📷: Happy beagle photo to balance out the creepy murders in this story.

#1001books #audiobook #TBRTakedown April 2024

tpixie 🐶🐶🐶 2w
jewright Ummmm…what? 2w
tpixie How many of the 1001 books have you read? And when did you start? 😀 2w
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Daisey @jewright The man in this story has no scent of his own, but he can identify any other scent exactly. It makes him a great perfume maker, and then it gets weird. No more details here to spoil the story. It‘s another one from the list! 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Daisey @tpixie I think I‘m at 265. I started keeping track and reading purposefully in 2018, but I had read some before that. 2w
Megabooks Beagle love!! 2w
batsy Lovely photo! 🐶🌿 2w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick My assessment is similar. I was a little bored with it, but he last 10% or so of the book turned a bit bonkers! 🤣 2w
Tkimsal This book has been on my TBR list for like a million years! 2w
Daisey @Megabooks @batsy @dabbe Thanks! She had a good long run yesterday! 2w
tpixie @Daisey what a great accomplishment so far! 2w
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I enjoyed this historical novel set in WWI France. Pauline is a Chinese woman who came to Paris to work with her uncle in a store selling Chinese goods and antiquities. Camille is a French woman living in the French countryside near the headquarters of the Chinese Labour Corps. Their lives are brought together by Theo, Pauline‘s cousin, serving as a Chinese interpreter.

#LitsyBookClub #WWI

tpixie Glad you enjoyed it. Sad I will miss our discussion tomorrow! 3w
tpixie ( I am enjoying a trip to Charleston & Savannah with my sister, so I shouldn‘t complain. But, I will miss visiting with my #LitsyBookClub friends! One of my few ‘social events‘ ☺️) 3w
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Poetry Comics | Grant Snider
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I don‘t have a specific weird word to share from my own book reading this week, so I‘m sharing some of Grant Snider‘s work instead. He‘s currently creating a weekly “Words of Wonder” series on SubStack that I truly enjoy. These panels are from this week‘s post. The tagged is his most recently published book.

#WeirdWords #WeirdWordWednesday

Daisey 🔗 @incidentalcomics" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://substack.com/@incidentalcomics 3w
CBee Oh, I love these! Thanks for sharing 😊 3w
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Rez Ball | Byron Graves
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Tre is a sophomore, and his family is dealing with the recent death of his older brother. This story is about his family dealing with that grief, but it‘s also about friendship, crushes, the pressure of high school sports, and figuring out how those things work together. It‘s also about a Native American team proving themselves, and includes some action packed basketball games. 🏀

Due to language and alcohol use, I would consider this mature YA.

Daisey I received an audiobook edition of this book through the Libro.fm Educator ALC program.
🎧Audio duration: 8 hours 13 minutes

#YA #audiobook #Librofm #ALC
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Button Pusher | Tyler Page
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I like this idea from @Karisimo to share more #MiddleGrade reads!

Button Pusher is a memoir driven graphic novel about growing up with ADHD. It provided a personal perspective that has helped me be even more understanding of some of my students.

I read The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl a while ago but remember loving it. Lucy is a math genius with OCD tendencies attending middle school for the first time.

#MiddleGradeMonday #MsDsLibrary

sblbooks This sounds right up my alley.☺ 3w
Daisey @Karisimo If you would like to tag me on your posts in the future, I‘ll try to participate regularly. 3w
Karisimo @Daisey sounds good! Thanks! 3w
Karisimo Miscalculations is on my to-read list! I hadn‘t heard of the other but sounds good! 3w
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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March was a busy month for me, and I only finished 5 books. However, that included Evelina, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Silmarillion, which are all pretty long and/or in-depth reads. My favorite this month was absolutely rereading The Silmarillion. I‘m also thoroughly enjoying slowly making my way through The Complete Sherlock Holmes. Orlando is currently paused/in hibernation.

#BookSpinBingo #MonthlyStats #ReadingStats #DaiseysReadingSummary

Daisey I forgot to include The Porcelain Moon in my current reads. I‘m really enjoying this #LitsyBookClub pick. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!! 3w
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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I‘ve appreciated the world building of this book every time I‘ve read it, but after multiple rereads I can simply enjoy reading it as well. There are epic stories with amazing characters. Yet, it only shows a small part of the world Tolkien created, and now reading it makes me want to reread books with other versions as well. This time I switched throughout between print, ebook, & audio versions.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion #reread

Daisey How‘s everyone else doing on getting through the book? 3w
JazzFeathers That's very true. Every new reread is a new experience, and every time we read it, we become more familiar vit the story and can start to see beyond the complex plot. It's an amazing book. 2w
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I finished this yesterday on my drive because I knew I‘d have a busy weekend with family and didn‘t want to drag it into April. I didn‘t enjoy it, and I probably wouldn‘t have finished it without the #HashtagBrigade. I had a hard time staying focused on many chapters and just didn‘t care what was happening or being discussed. Maybe I‘d get more from it at a different time, but I‘m probably not going to try again.

#TheBros #audiobook #1001books

Daisey @BarkingMadRead @Aimeesue Thank you both so much for staying on track and posting frequently, helping me stay motivated to keep going myself! 4w
BarkingMadRead Well done for pushing through! 4w
Ruthiella Definitely reading it here on Litsy helped! I liked it more than you but also enjoyed complaining about it! 😂 4w
BarbaraBB Kudos for finishing it! 4w
Aimeesue @Daisey Aww, I am so glad you enjoyed the ridiculous dioramas! I had a lot of fun with them. 3w
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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Sharing a weird word of the week a day late. I‘ve read The Silmarillion several times but never stopped to figure out exactly what weregild meant until this week. In this case, Isildur kept the one ring as a weregild for his father & brother killed in battle.

weregild: monetary value set for a person and paid to their family or lord if slain; also man price or blood money (noun)

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion
#WeirdWords #WeirdWordWednesday

CBee Good one! ☺️ 4w
CatLass007 I‘ve read the word weregild before, I think it was in one or more of the Harry Dresden books. I never looked up the exact definition, but was able to infer its meaning from the context in which it was used. Thanks for sharing! 4w
Daisey @CatLass007 I had a reasonably good idea based on context, but the clarification of words I wouldn‘t normally look up is one of the things I love about looking for words to share each week. 4w
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Happy Tolkien Reading Day! The Tolkien Society chose to focus on Service & Sacrifice as a theme this year. With that in mind, I‘m sharing this quote that I love about the small deeds of simple people being important in the matters of the world.

Additionally, today is Annunciation Day, recognized by the Catholic Church, and Lady Day, for a long time considered the beginning of the new year in England.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkienReadingDay

tpixie Lovely quote. 🩷 1mo
JazzFeathers I love that quote! And personally, l think this idea is one of Tolkien's most innovative work on the fantasy genre. 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers I love this theme in his work. Like you, I have many favorite quotes, but I do think this is one of my most shared. 4w
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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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“Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin” is one of the stories in The Silmarillion that is only a tiny portion of what Tolkien actually wrote about this event. I had to go look up some other passages and revisit the illustrations by Alan Lee after reading the chapter.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I‘m playing catch up again this weekend. This is another epic story, but unlike most of Tolkien‘s stories that end on a hopeful note, the story of Turin is truly a tragedy. It includes the dragon Glaurung and the sword Gurthang, which are both important and fascinating characters as well.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

CatLass007 Thanks for posting this and thanks for the tag. Is the book dragon a bookmark or some kind of post-it? 1mo
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Daisey @CatLass007 It‘s a magnetic bookmark. It tends to live in whichever of my Tolkien books I‘m reading. 1mo
CatLass007 It‘s awesome! I have a book addiction, a bookmark addiction, and a book plate addiction. I‘m not doing a search for a book dragon bookmark. I‘m really not. Really. 1mo
CatLass007 There are some gorge dragon bookmarks but no book dragon bookmarks, so I think my wallet is safe.🤣 1mo
Roary47 I‘m going to have to start this over. I‘m so lost. 🫣😭 1mo
Daisey @Roary47 It‘s completely ok to just let a lot of this one wash over you on a first read. There are several separate stories with the Silmarils being the main connecting link. Don‘t get stuck in trying to keep all of it straight. (edited) 1mo
Roary47 That‘s good to know. 🥰 1mo
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Yesterday I made the jalapeño cheddar sourdough from the tagged cookbook. I shaped one larger loaf and a few of these small rolls as well. The combination made for an amazing sausage and egg breakfast sandwich along with the chipotle mayo I made as well.

#MtCookbook #Cookbook #Sourdough

Jari-chan This looks yummy! 1mo
Tamra Oh my, that sounds & looks so good! 1mo
Daisey @Jari-chan @Tamra Thanks! It was delicious. 1mo
mabell That sounds fabulous! I would love that as toast! 1mo
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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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There are so many parts of The Silmarillion that I truly enjoy when rereading, but this has got to by my favorite story. I love Luthien‘s strength and dedication, and Huan is another amazing character. I read a few pages last night and then listened to all of it today.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion #BooksAndBooze

Ruthiella I was wondering where you got your dog‘s name! 4w
Daisey @Ruthiella Glad you saw this one to figure it out! My vet has given up on knowing where my pet names come from but has learned it usually is book related. 4w
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The View from Saturday | E.L. Konigsburg
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This book has been on my TBR for a while because I liked From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I enjoyed this one, but I felt it was somewhat disjointed with the separate stories and too short of a time with all the characters together. I was expecting a bit more about the preparation and actual competition of the team.

#MiddleGrade #MiddleGradeMarch #audiobook

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I‘m not doing a great job of posting regularly about The Silmarillion or weird words lately, but I‘m sharing this one before I call it a night. Leaguer is a word that‘s pretty easy to figure out in context, but it‘s definitely not one I read often. Leaguer can be a noun meaning a siege and can also be a verb meaning to besiege.

#WeirdWords #WeirdWordWednesday #FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

CatLass007 Interesting word. There‘s no law against not posting daily. Sometimes RL gets in the way. 1mo
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jitteryjane724 I'm excited to try this one again. It's been a few months since I picked it up and I'll need to start from the beginning again but I'm determined! 1mo
rretzler @jitteryjane724 I think I started and stopped reading it for 30 years before I finally read it all the way through. I love Tolkien but just couldn‘t push through this book. I‘m so glad I persevered. 1mo
CBee Thanks for sharing! No worries about not posting as much 🤗 1mo
Daisey @jitteryjane724 It‘s definitely a tough one to get through the first time. There are some epic stories if you can persevere. 1mo
JazzFeathers I've always wondered about that word. As you said, it's easy to understand in context, but l don't think I've ever read it anywhere else 1mo
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I started out reading this on Serial Reader but fell horribly behind and downloaded the audio. This weekend I caught up and then finished it. I was frequently amused by Evelina‘s complete naïveté in telling her story.

This audio edition includes an afterword by Orson Scott Card about reading this book because of his interest in Jane Austen that I found especially interesting.

#audiobooks #1001books #epistolary #RandomClassics

Daisey #PemberLittens might also find this interesting. According to Orson Scott Card‘s research, this was one of Jane Austen‘s favorite books. Some of his commentary from the afterword is also included in the last part of this post: http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/everything/2012-07-26.shtml 1mo
TheBookHippie I fell behind too this may be the way to go! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm doing a terrible job hosting this as a buddy read 😂 Thank you for joining me - I'm enjoying this one, but I'm not sure it's going to be one I want to read again and again like I do Austen's stories. The secondhand stress is high!!!! 1mo
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Daisey @TheBookHippie I thoroughly enjoyed this edition! 1mo
Daisey @TheAromaofBooks I completely understand. I enjoyed it, but I also do not have a whole lot to say about it either. Glad you brought it to my attention! 1mo
TheBookHippie @TheAromaofBooks I like the laid back hosting! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @TheBookHippie - It's more like “oh hey, I'm still here, hope you are too!!“ 😂 1mo
VeniceNorway Love this book!!! 1mo
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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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It took a long time for me to become invested in this story of a Bengali couple that moves to the U.S. and starts their own family. Yet, in the end I really enjoyed reading Gogol‘s story.

#audiobook #1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown March 2024

KadaGul @Daisey Have you see the movie 🎥 The Namesake? It has Kal Penn https://youtu.be/_sOaA-4Y8tI?si=NqRR8Ik072SiQizH #KalPenn 1mo
Daisey @KadaGul I haven‘t, but it does look good. I may need to see if I can find it. 1mo
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Post 1/2: When I read ”Of the Flight of the Noldor” now after reading the History of Middle-Earth (HoME), I always miss the actual inclusion of the oath of Fëanor and his sons. Reading the words feels so much more dramatic than only a narrative description. So, I‘m sharing two versions. This is the version from the tagged book.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

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Lays of Beleriand | J R R Tolkien
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Post 2/2: When I read ”Of the Flight of the Noldor” now after reading the History of Middle-Earth (HoME), I always miss the actual inclusion of the oath of Fëanor and his sons. Reading the words feels so much more dramatic than only a narrative description. So, I‘m sharing two versions. This is the earlier version in poem form from the tagged book, and my favorite.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

JazzFeathers I agree. The Oath of Feanor is powerful. Also, l don't remember it nnwhich version it is, but l really miss the actual debate before the Oath is taken. I remember thinking, everybody is right, and everybody is wrong, and this is diabolic!!!!! 😱😂 2mo
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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I haven‘t had much actual reading time lately, so I caught up yesterday on audio while I took my beagle Luthien for a long rambling walk. “Of the Flight of the Noldor” is heartbreaking to me every time, but it‘s also an amazing story.

This morning I read “Of the Sindar” with breakfast. Here we learn more about Thingol & Melian and meet their daughter Luthien.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion #BreakfastWithTolkien #BookAndBreakfast

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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February #BookSpinBingo
I finished 8 books and have several longer reads in progress.

#BookSpin Misty of Chincoteague
#DoubleSpin The Year of the Hare

#MonthlyStats #ReadingStats #DaiseysReadingSummary

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Pickpick

This book was a rather odd but delightful journey around Finland. I was by turns baffled by the main character Vatanen‘s choices and amused by the resulting events. Compared to much of my reading it was a generally lighter and entertaining read, although Vatanen does make some choices that get him into a some serious scrapes.

#ReadAroundTheWorld #ReadTheWorld #Finland #1001books #audiobook #translated

BarbaraBB Delightful is the right word! 2mo
batsy I quite liked this one, too! 2mo
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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Yesterday I caught up on my reading of The Silmarillion. Now that we‘ve gotten into the Quenta Silmarillion itself, there are so many names. I appreciate this chart detailing the sundering of the elves. Then, this morning I read “Of Thingol and Melian” in which Elwe falls in love with the Melian, a Maia, and therefore stays in Middle-Earth and becomes known as Thingol.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion

TheAromaofBooks Ooo interesting chart! There are sooooo many names for everything, and everyone seems to have about five names to keep straight!! 2mo
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CatLass007 Thanks for this. I‘ve decided to put this readalong on hold for a bit. I want a print copy to read as I listen to the audiobook. 2mo
Daisey @TheAromaofBooks So many! I‘ve read it multiple times, and they still trip me up. There are a few helpful charts, including this one, at the back of the book. 2mo
Daisey @CatLass007 You‘re welcome! I completely understand wanting this in print. It can be tough to follow. 2mo
CatLass007 ♥️ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks !!!! I knew there was a map and a glossary, but somehow I missed the charts! 2mo
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I‘m enjoying and intrigued by this book that mixes New Zealand history with personal memoir.

I listened to quite a bit of it today while walking with Luthien. She‘s got a new tracking collar so she can spend more time off leash, and she very much enjoyed it today.

#FoodAndLit #NewZealand #ReadingOceania2024 #nonfiction #memoir #audiobook #audiowalk #DogsOfLitsy

Texreader I‘m glad you‘re liking it too 2mo
Librarybelle Awesome! 2mo
lynneamch She's adorable! 2mo
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UwannaPublishme Awww! 2mo
jitteryjane724 I'm going to New Zealand next month and now I really want to read this 2mo
Catsandbooks Aw sweet pup! ❤️🇳🇿 2mo
LeeRHarry I really enjoyed this when I read it years ago. 2mo
Daisey @lynneamch @UwannaPublishme @Catsandbooks Thanks! She is pretty adorable! 2mo
Daisey @Texreader @Librarybelle @jitteryjane724 @LeeRHarry I‘m finding it very interesting! 2mo
Daisey I finished this today and agree with many reviews I‘ve seen. It‘s interesting, but although I understand the reason for her own family history, it doesn‘t fit well as it is included. 2mo
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This week‘s word isn‘t from a current book, but instead a talk I watched about Tolkien‘s art. The speaker examined several illustrations pointing out possible faces. He also showed examples from the natural world. This is my own favorite from the creek near my sister‘s house. We called it the dog rock from the first day we saw it.

pareidolia: (noun) the perception of patterns or recognizable images, especially faces in accidental arrangement

CBee That‘s such a cool looking rock 😊 2mo
Daisey @CBee I‘ve always thought so! 2mo
TheBookHippie How cool! 2mo
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Mehso-so

I thought the story of 101 year old WWI veteran Geordie, his family, and his memories was difficult while also interesting and thought provoking. There were very relatable moments about death. However, the other storyline with Nick‘s family and the history of their home did not mesh well for me. I‘m not sure if I‘m just missing things or they really didn‘t work well together.

#1001books #audiobook

BarbaraBB I had such high hopes after the Regeneration trilogy but this one couldn‘t live up to them! 2mo
Daisey @BarbaraBB I‘ll put the trilogy on my TBR, as I could really see the potential here but was disappointed overall. 2mo
BarbaraBB The trilogy is heartbreaking but very good 2mo
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Misty of Chincoteague | Marguerite Henry
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I never went through a horse crazy phase, so I didn‘t read these any of these Marguerite Henry books as a kid. They make for an enjoyable and relaxing listen now.

#ChildrensClassicRead2024 #audiobook #MiddleGrade

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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I lost my library audiobook for a few days, and I was almost to the point of finding a version on LibriVox. Luckily, my hold came back in fairly quickly, and I spent time this weekend catching up on the past week‘s chapters. So glad for the buddy read to keep me going through this one. Now, are we actually about to get to the murder?

#PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade #TheBros #1001books #audiobook

Ruthiella 500 pages and no murder yet! 😂 2mo
TheBookHippie @Ruthiella 🤣🫣🤦🏻‍♀️😝🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Bookwormjillk Murder is taking its sweet time in this one 🤣 2mo
Daisey @Ruthiella @TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk It‘s taking so long . . . 2mo
Ruthiella @Daisey @Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie Never has a book made me quite so bloodthirsty! 🤣 2mo
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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Happy Sunday Littens! I‘m so looking forward to rereading this again with a group of readers here. It‘s sometimes a tough read, but I get more out of every reread.

#FellowshipOfTolkien #Silmarillion #reread #BreakfastWithTolkien #BookAndBreakfast

Daisey As always, we welcome more readers to join us! Let me know if you want to be added or removed from the tag list. 2mo
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Andrea313 Please remove me this time around; I hope to tag in on the next one. Enjoy! 2mo
mabell I won‘t be reading along with this one, if you would like to remove me 😊 2mo
mabell PS - Yummy looking breakfast! 2mo
CatLass007 I‘m listening to the audiobook narrated by Derek Jacobi. It doesn‘t have the forward and preface. Should I be concerned about missing something? 2mo
CatLass007 Actually, it‘s not Derek Jacobi. 2mo
Daisey @CatLass007 The main part of the preface is excerpts from a letter that Tolkien wrote to Milton Waldman. You can read about the letter here: https://www.teawithtolkien.com/blog/Letter131 2mo
CatLass007 Thank you. 2mo
JazzFeathers I'm so excited too. It's been some time since last we read it 🤩 2mo
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Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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This morning I saw discussion posts & realized I had kind of forgotten about The Sign of the Four this month. Luckily it‘s not too long, so it was a perfect listen while I worked around the house & took a walk with my own hound. The inclusion of Toby is one of the things I really enjoy in this story. I found it much more interesting & entertaining than A Study in Scarlet.

#NoPlaceLikeHolmes #Sherlocked #audiobook #audiowalk #DogsOfLitsy #reread

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 Glad you enjoyed it! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Cuilin Yes I liked this one two. I love Stephen Fry‘s narration. I go between book and audio. 2mo
Daisey @Cuilin I‘ve read these early books before, so I‘m just listening. When we get to the ones I haven‘t read, I‘ll probably add some print back in again. 2mo
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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#FellowshipOfTolkien Readers,
Life has been a busy and I realized last night that I‘ve yet to share a schedule for The Silmarillion. I adjusted a previous schedule to include weekly catch up days since I know many of us are reading multiple things and The Silmarillion can be hard reading. I‘m so looking forward to reading this again with you all! I‘d love to see your edition as we get started.

#Silmarillion #ReadingSchedule #JRRTolkien

BarbaraJean Thank you for the catch-up days!! Looking forward to re-reading this. 2mo
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BookwormAHN Yay! 2mo
Daisey @BarbaraJean I‘m sure I‘m going to need them as well! Lately it seems I only have time for Litsy on the weekends, so most of my own participation may happen on catch up days. 2mo
JazzFeathers Thanks for this, @Daisey 😁 Once against n, I'll try to read along. I still need to finish the previous two books 😶 2mo
Roary47 Yay for catch up days! 🫣🥰💛 2mo
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Mehso-so

There are some wonderful descriptions in this memoir, but I didn‘t quite get any point besides sharing of a particular time in English history. Without any connection to the author, I would prefer a story to experience a period of time.

#memoir #nonfiction #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown February 2024

Bookwomble Sorry you didn't like this. It's one of my all-time favourites. I read it at school and fell in love with it (though I'd never have expressed it that way then!). 2mo
Daisey @Bookwomble It‘s not even that I didn‘t like it. I enjoyed individual passages, but I admit I appreciate plot more than separate nostalgic reminiscences. 2mo
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Mehso-so

I read this book for a student, and it was an interesting story of personal determination and hard work. There‘s a lot of discussion of basketball, but Willkom was a walk-on player who never actually gets to the point of his playing in a game for Marquette because of his status after a transfer and later choices.

#nonfiction #audiobook #StudentRecommendation