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Lcsmcat

Joined May 2016

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King Lear (Revised) by William Shakespeare
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
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A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
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Wilderness Tips | Margaret Atwood
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Half my order from #BetterWorldBooks came today! The short stories are TBR; The Year of the Flood, I read my daughter‘s copy. Now I have my own for rereads! #bookmail #MargaretAtwood

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I‘m not sure where this book is taking me, but I think I‘m going to enjoy the ride. #currentlyreading

tournevis Oh! Oh! It's good! 10h
Lcsmcat @tournevis Good to know! I‘m one chapter in and liking it so far. 9h
tournevis @Lcsmcat It's weird. Expect weird. now
Lcsmcat Weird is good. 😀 now
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Don Quixote | Cervantes
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TheBookHippie I saw this opera it was stunning! 16h
Aimeesue ML! I love Modern Library editions. ❤️❤️❤️ 13h
Lcsmcat @TheBookHippie The Massenet or the Kienzl? 13h
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Lcsmcat @Aimeesue Me too! But this one is bigger than most of them! 13h
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 13h
TheBookHippie @Lcsmcat Massenet! 13h
Lcsmcat That‘s the one I‘m more familiar with. You‘d think I‘d have read the book by now. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 12h
CoffeeNBooks I read this last year, and it was great! 12h
jewright I really want this in a parallel copy, but I haven‘t found one yet. 10h
Lcsmcat @jewright I don‘t read Spanish, so I‘m just hoping it‘s a good translation. 9h
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A Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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I couldn‘t stop, so I finished this morning. I‘ll hold off on my review to avoid spoilers. #catherbuddyread I‘d forgotten how they used to put mini-catalogs in the back of paperback books. There‘re about 12 pages of this, so the ending of the novel snuck up on me. @Graywacke

Graywacke See something you‘d like to order? Anxious to see your thoughts on finishing, but I haven‘t picked it up to read the end yet. (edited) 24h
Lcsmcat @Graywacke If I could get them for 1977 prices! 23h
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Orlando: A Biography | Virginia Woolf
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merelybookish Still true. 🙄 1d
Graywacke Oye 24h
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A collection of addresses given by Presiding Bishop Curry when he was Bishop of the Diocese of NC, these are best if you hear them in his voice. If you haven‘t heard him, he preached at the royal wedding https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5gonlKodrmk It‘s all about radical love and the call to love and welcome everyone, no exceptions.

GingerAntics We certainly need more of that! Love that guy! 1d
Lcsmcat @GingerAntics He‘s wonderful- every bit of what he preaches. 1d
GingerAntics He seems it. He also just seems so happy/joyful. He‘s the type of guy you‘d want to just spend time with because it would rub off. He even had the Archbishop of Canterbury laughing in interviews before the wedding. “It‘s like being in Mama‘s house!” 17h
Lcsmcat He is! I don‘t know him very well personally, but he‘s a friend of my sister and brother-in-law so I know it‘s genuine. 16h
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When asked for a #classicyouenjoyed, how can I pick just one? These were three early favorites. #gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

ljuliel Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn 👍🏼👍🏼. Good old fashioned stories. 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 2d
OriginalCyn620 Pride and Prejudice! ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
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I wanted to like these. I liked the 2 novels of his that I read. But something didn‘t work. It was like he was writing about something he didn‘t know- like Eloise who can‘t play the cello but is convinced she‘s a virtuoso. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Not book related, but I need the hive mind. Who has an induction range, and do you like it? I need to replace my range and we don‘t have gas in our neighborhood. Love to hear pluses and minuses. Thanks in advance. #needadvice #litsycooks

Bookwormjillk Half of my range is induction. It‘s nice for cooking but drives me nuts that not all of my pans work on it. 2d
Lcsmcat @Bookwormjillk So it‘s half induction, half gas? Or half coil? I haven‘t seen one like that. 2d
Tamra I want the pictured stove! 2d
Lcsmcat @Tamra If I had that I wouldn‘t be stove shopping! 2d
LibrarianRyan We had one in my mothers house. Hated it! Replaced with a coil. It never got hot enough to boil water in all the pans, but stayed too hot to touch for quite a whole once we were done. 2d
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TheSpineView We both choose the same poem. This is a great one! 😊 3d
Lcsmcat @TheSpineView It must be, if we both found it. 😆 3d
TheSpineView @Lcsmcat Great minds think alike!😄 2d
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A gift from a favorite aunt when I was in college, this has definitely #beenonmyTBRtoolong! Anyone else interested in reading it? Maybe a buddy read is in order in 2020. #gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊📚🙌🏻 3d
smilingshelves I love Irving Stone, and I'm pretty sure I have this one on my shelf! A buddy read is probably the only way I'm going to tackle this giant. 😊 3d
Lcsmcat @smilingshelves Same! How‘s your January looking? February better? 3d
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smilingshelves January is fine. Tackle the new year with lofty goals, right? 😀 3d
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3d
Lcsmcat @smilingshelves Sounds like a plan. I‘ll get something together when it‘s closer to time. 3d
Kdgordon88 I would be interested in joining. My copy has sat there for more years than I care to admit to. 😀 3d
smilingshelves Sounds good! 3d
Lcsmcat @Kdgordon88 Sure! The more the merrier. 3d
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“an inn where all are received joyously” that‘s the goal! #currentlyreading

Graywacke Fascinating paragraph! 4d
Lcsmcat @Graywacke I wish he had written this when I was in school trying to debunk the theory that my church was founded just so Henry VIII could get a divorce. 4d
Lcsmcat Michael Curry was my bishop, is now the Presiding Bishop. (And preached at the latest royal wedding.) 4d
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Rubaiyat | Omar Khayyam
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Oft misquoted, but we‘ll beloved. #bread #quotsynov19 @TK-421

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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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Out of the mouth of the “mad” comes the truthes power doesn‘t want to hear. #shakespearereadalong @GingerAntics

GingerAntics The collection of mad men in this play do seem to get the best, most truthful lines. 4d
Graywacke What a rant, the whole of it! 4d
Lcsmcat @Graywacke Isn‘t it? Lear would be a fun role to play! 4d
Graywacke @Lcsmcat oh, that would be good fun. 4d
batsy Don't know what Shakespeare was tapping into there for inspiration but I love it. Lear's "mad" monologues are next level. 3d
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#gracious #poetrymatters I found this on PoetryFoundation so I‘m not sure it‘s included in this volume. @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Good choice! 😍 4d
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. I could read before I started school; I love to garden; I once broke a horse to saddle and bridle.
2. Life of Pi
3. Yes! Most recently Margaret Atwood
4. Too cold. You can always add layers. There‘s a limit to how much you can take off. 😀
#litsylearn @Alora

Ruthiella I DNF-ed The Life of Pi. 😖 5d
Alora Hi! Thank you so much for reposting and playing 💙💙💙 5d
Alora I‘m going to guess the gardening is a lie?! 5d
Lcsmcat Bingo! I hate to garden! 5d
TheSpineView Another horse lover!!💜🐎 5d
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A Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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Had he “never used to have” that feeling because it hadn‘t cost her in the past, or, as I suspect, because he wasn‘t mature enough to spot it before? #catherbuddyread

batsy I'm with you—I suspect it's the latter. 5d
rubyslippersreads I agree with you and @batsy 5d
Sace I'm also inclined to suspect it's the latter. 5d
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Graywacke Love this line. To me it‘s about an awakening, but I think it‘s news to the reader too. 4d
Lcsmcat @Graywacke Good point. Had I not read the essay you linked to before I started the novel it might have caught me by surprise. I‘m not sure. 4d
Graywacke @Lcsmcat oops... 😁☺️ 4d
Lcsmcat @Graywacke No, it gives it that much more depth! Don‘t apologize!! 4d
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God: A Biography | Jack Miles
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Reposting for @barbwire Who here has read this? Ms. Atwood made it sound fascinating.

LibrarianRyan I have a copy. Not my thing but my guy is reading it. 5d
Lcsmcat @LibrarianRyan @barbwire What‘s his opinion? 5d
Aimeesue I have read a lot of it, but haven't finished it. It's definitely work at times, but it was interesting to see the evolution. But I'm a Unitarian Universalist atheist, so may not be the best judge. 5d
Lcsmcat @Aimeesue Oh I think, given the premise of studying God as one would study a character, that makes you an excellent judge. 5d
Aimeesue @Lcsmcat Fair point! Revised opinion: It was very interesting, but it helps if you have some knowledge of the Bible (I was raised in a Christian church, so Check!) I still found some of it hard going, and I felt like I had gotten most of the major points, so was not disposed to continue reading. 😋 (edited) 5d
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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I got to meet her! Y‘all, I am so excited I may not sleep a wink tonight! She was so funny! And smart, and mischievous, and everything you‘d think. #MargaretAtwood! She was invited by the Genetics Engineering and Society department at NC State, so there was much discussion of the Madd Addam trilogy, especially Oryx and Crake. @barbwire

Lindy 🥳🥳🥳 5d
sprainedbrain Wow!! ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
barbwire She was a hoot, and funny, and gracious, and an utter delight to spend the evening with. And so was Ms. Atwood. ❤️ @Lcsmcat 5d
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AceOnRoam That's really awesome.. 5d
Leftcoastzen That‘s wonderful!I‘m glad you got to meet her! 5d
Tamra Yay for you!! 5d
cariashley Wow, that‘s so awesome!!! 5d
Come-read-with-me @lascmat You are so lucky!! 5d
batsy So happy for you! 💕 5d
LeahBergen Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
NotAJot 🤗 5d
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I‘m in line (I‘m at the FRONT of the line!) to hear my hero!!! Pinch me - I think I‘m dreaming.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover | Lawrence, D. H.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 6d
OriginalCyn620 Awesome book! 6d
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Your laugh for the day. @MrBook

Demibom 😂😂😂 6d
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Sace 😂 6d
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tdrosebud 😂😂 6d
MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 🐠 6d
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 5d
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1. “A Saturday afternoon in November . . .”
2. It‘s happening tonight - I get to meet Margaret Atwood!
3. See #2
4. 2
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

Lindy Have fun tonight! Where will you be meeting Atwood? 6d
Lcsmcat @Lindy Thanks! She‘s giving a talk at NC State, and my cousin got us tickets to that and to the reception afterwards. 6d
Lindy @Lcsmcat Sounds lovely. 😊 6d
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Knowing that “Linda Keir” is not one person but two, I was acutely aware of stylistic inconsistencies. The story was interesting enough that I didn‘t bail, but the prose is meh. No mental energy required, but no great reward offered for the little effort required. So-so.

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TheSpineView Love this poem! 💜 7d
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Ambiguous
2. Enough to tell the story; not enough to get repetitive; 7 (Narnia)
3. Only policy statements and agendas
4. 👍🏻 (& thanks for the tag @Graywacke )
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
@Nevertoobusyforbooks @Settings @Ruthiella

SilversReviews Love your answer to #3. 😊 1w
Eggs Love all these answers ✅❤️👏🏻🤗 1w
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The Ponder Heart | Eudora Welty
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I‘m pretty sure this was #readinonesitting the first time around. #gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 1w
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Change dog to cat and I‘d agree. #home #poetrymatters

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Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood
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OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read this. Are you enjoying it? Short story collections are very hit-or-miss for me! 1w
Lcsmcat I loved it. Like most collections some stories worked better for me than others, but they were all thought provoking and well written. 1w
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The Women of the Copper Country | Mary Doria Russell
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Kitty may have fallen asleep, but this book was too good for me to put down to go to bed. This is history we all need to know, told with intelligence, Grace, and understanding. Everyone should read this.

Leftcoastzen 😻kitties are a wreck if they don‘t get their 18 hours of sleep per day.😁 1w
Soubhiville I‘m looking forward to this one! Glad you liked it. 1w
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So we went thrifting today. #sorrynotsorry So many of these are ones that were already on my TBR, although some were serendipity. And they‘re not all for me. Four of them are for my husband. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Chab256 A Prayer for Owen Meany...one of my all time favorites! 1w
Dcueto This picture made me excited for you! Happy reading! 1w
Lcsmcat @Chab256 Mine too. This will replace my paperback that‘s falling apart. 1w
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Lcsmcat @Dcueto Thanks! This should last me for a bit. 😀 1w
merelybookish Wow! Great haul. I love Munro and enjoyed the Ferrante series! 1w
Leftcoastzen Nice haul! 1w
Lcsmcat @merelybookish This was so perfect because I have (& have read) the first Ferrante, and they had just these 3. Love Munro too. My sister studied with her at Bennington and I‘ve been reading her ever since. 1w
merelybookish @Lcsmcat Lucky sister! I guess there was a hoax on Twitter today saying she had died. Fortunately not true! 1w
Lcsmcat @merelybookish Why do people do things like that? 1w
Amiable That‘s one impressive haul! 1w
Aimeesue Jane Gardam! And look at all those Europa Editions! I ❤️ French flaps. 😁 1w
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The Tent | Margaret Atwood
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BetterWorldBooks.com is having a sale. I may have just geeked out on Margaret Atwood titles. #sorrynotsorry #BetterWorldBooks

TheBookHippie Ooooo📚📚📚📚 1w
Lcsmcat @TheBookHippie I love what they stand for, too. I can splurge, save $ and feel virtuous. 1w
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Breath | Robert Vandermolen
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Perhaps the wrong collection, but the right poet. #seasonal #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 😍😍😍 1w
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The Crow Road | Iain Banks
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Eggs Love the design! 1w
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The Women of the Copper Country | Mary Doria Russell
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I met Ms. Russell last September and she signed this copy for me. Now I‘m finally going to dive in. #currentlyreading

Tamra Want to read! 1w
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Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood
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As with most short story collections, some stories resonated more than others. But the opening and closing stories were excellent, as were many of the others. Themes of dislocation and the misunderstandings between people of good intentions, especially between men and women. (Of course, it‘s Atwood, right?)

Emilymdxn I always love her short stories so much! Haven‘t read this collection yet but I want to 2w
Lcsmcat @Emilymdxn This one is from 1977. I understand that the first edition has a story that was since removed from the collection, so I may have to go hunting. 😀 2w
ReadingOver50 Oh that cover 😍 2w
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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Avidreader25 She is such a fantastic character! 2w
Nute Yes! 2w
OriginalCyn620 I still haven‘t read this one! I feel like I‘m missing out! 2w
Lcsmcat @OriginalCyn620 Because you are 😆 Seriously, it‘s a good book and a fairly quick read. 2w
rubyslippersreads She‘s so menacing! @OriginalCyn620 You really are missing out. 😊 1w
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TheSpineView Love this! A reminder that we should tell the ones we love how special they are to us.💜 2w
Graywacke 😢 2w
Lcsmcat @Graywacke I hope this one isn‘t autobiographical. 2w
Graywacke @Lcsmcat definitely is, to a large degree. His parents did own a gas station in far west Texas. And he certainly crossed with their hyper-conservative perspectives. The darkest element, between the lines here, is that, as I understand, the station burned down, killing both his parents when they were older. (I hope I‘m correct there. When he told me this story, I didn‘t feel comfortable asking for clarity or more explanation.) 2w
Lcsmcat @Graywacke No, you wouldn‘t. I hope he‘s found some peace since then. 2w
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Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood
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#bookandsnack #gratefulreads I love these tiny “cartons” of Ben & Jerry‘s! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Me too! 😊 2w
Amiable I love Ben & Jerry‘s in any size! 😀 2w
Linsy Best ice cream! 🍒 1w
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Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood
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“. . . she was an honorary person.”
Iconic Atwood.

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Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood
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Continuing my Atwood backlist.

TheBookHippie Ohhh let me know I have that in my TBR pile! 2w
vivastory That cover is amazing! 2w
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Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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1. A Lost Lady (Cather) Dancing Girls (Atwood)
2. “Instead she is lucky, suddenly, finally, she‘s overflowing with luck, it‘s this luck holding her up.”
3. Coffee, Diet Pepsi, and now wine.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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In someone else‘s hands this would have been a cliché - woman who writes about fashion and trends goes to Caribbean island to deal with mental issues due to breast cancer/surgery and gets swept up in a banana republic revolution. But in Atwood‘s capable hands, it‘s philosophical and real and symbolic, all at the same time. Pre- Handmaid, but dealing with many of the same issues of power and identity.

DrexEdit I had similar thoughts about her book An Edible Woman. Almost any other author would not have been able to make the story so relevant. 2w
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A Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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For anyone else in the #catherbuddyread who didn‘t know what a Democrat wagon is, I Googled it. Looking forward to our discussion tomorrow! @Graywacke

batsy Oh cool! Thanks 2w
Sace Thanks! I'll have to see if I can find the etymology of the term too. I had to Google astrachan collar too. How did I ever read before Google? 🤣 2w
Graywacke Huh, thanks! @Sace - I have uncounted thoughts related to and in answer to that question... 2w
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Sace @Graywacke part of me loves it because it adds so much more learning to my reading....but so much more distraction too 🙄 2w
Lcsmcat Cowboy Bob‘s Dictionary says: “A light, flat bed farm or ranch wagon, usually without a top, with a skeleton frame and two or more seats. It sometimes has a wire rack for a side. The term "Democrat" was not a partisan designation, but referred to the availability of this inexpensive, easy to handle, wagon to a wide range of people. A Democrat Wagon was so light that if it got stuck a single individual could often lift it out by hand.” 2w
Graywacke Thank you Cowboy Bob. Appreciate the detail, L. Lets the era pop out a little. 2w
Lcsmcat @Graywacke Kind of like horse-drawn minivans. 2w
Sace Thanks for the info! 2w
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Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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“If you were a girl it was a lot safer to be decent than to be beautiful. If you were a boy, the question didn‘t arise; the choice was whether or not you were a fool.”

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Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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#bookandbeverage Getting ready to meet the lady herself in 7 days! (but who‘s counting?) #gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

merelybookish Oh, that's exciting! I saw her years and years ago (for Alias Grace) and she was stormed by a Canadian comedy troop. She handled it well. 2w
OriginalCyn620 That‘s awesome! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎊📚🎉 2w
vivastory @merelybookish Seriously?! How strange! Please tell me it wasn't Kids in the Hall. 2w
merelybookish @vivastory No, but that would have been amazing! It's a show called This Hour has 22 Minutes and it was a fake news show. They had a woman who played a pushy ignorant correspondent. 2w
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Hooked_on_books That kinda says it all, doesn‘t it? 2w
Aimeesue Still true. 2w
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Collected Poems | Edwin Arlington Robinson
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TheSpineView This poem has a lot to say. An excellent choice! 💜 2w
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A quick read, it nevertheless gave me lots to think about. How do you balance the 1960s idea of what‘s right with the current idea? A promise of anonymity, with easy access to DNA testing? The rights of the child v. the rights of the parents? And what effect do secrets have on families and individuals?