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Leftcoastzen

Joined June 2016

“When the going gets weird,the weird turn pro.” Hunter S. Thompson
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Moby Dick: bl velryba | Melville Herman
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#classicyouhaventread. #Gratefulreads Ok , that‘s a Narwhal and I know Moby is a white Sperm Whale, I only had a Narwhal.😃I need to get to this someday.I know I‘ve read some Melville, can‘t remember which one.🤔

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🐳 17h
Graciouswarriorprincess We are reading Moby Dick next year in the Litsy Book Club. We are dividing the book over two months. 16h
jb72 I read Moby Dick this year finally. I listened to it on a podcast series. 14h
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Liz_M Aren't there narwhals in Jules Verne? 20000 Leagues, probably? I'd you haven't read it you can update the book pic to match the animal! 13h
Leftcoastzen @Graciouswarriorprincess I might be up for that ! 9h
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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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#Gratefulreads #classicyouenjoyed Becky Sharp, a character you love to hate to love.She was an orphan , but not without skills , she will crawl over everyone to get wealth,finery, and position including her meek friend Amelia.I remember loving this book , though it‘s been years since I‘ve read it.

rubyslippersreads I 💜 this book too. 17h
OriginalCyn620 I need to read this one! 17h
Tamra I don‘t know that I‘ve read this one. I will look for an audio version. 16h
BarbaraBB Still TBR 15h
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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye | Horace McCoy
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#revolver #MOvember Still have not read what some believe is a hard boiled classic.I have seen the film.I love James Cagney, he plays criminals with a certain relish.The film was banned in Ohio.

Cinfhen Great cover/ very noir 19h
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#Redwhiteandblue #NamasteNovember As we head toward the eating holiday & the end of the year , I think we love to remember holidays past.The Better Homes & Gardens belonged to an aunt. Classic recipes we long to reconnect with.It‘s All American Food celebrates regional & ethnic diversity woven into the fabric of America.We are a richer culture because of these gifts.

Tamra Yes!! 1d
cathipink I love my BH&G cookbook - great for staples 🙂 1d
Crazeedi My favorite cookbook, very well used at my house!!!❤❤ 1d
Eggs First-rate photo👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 24h
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Conversations with Toni Morrison | Toni Morrison, Danille Kathleen Taylor-Guthrie
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I was totally blown away by this wonderful Toni Morrison documentary “The Pieces I am.”I was trying to get to a theater to see it, small films don‘t stay around very long.She is amazing & to see her fellow writers sing her praises is wonderful.Watch for it , time well spent.

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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📖Ducks, Newburyport (she makes pies)
🎥When Harry met Sally (pecan pie scene)
🎼American Pie , Don McLean
#manicmonday @JoScho

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#NYRBBookclub Another wild Friday night.I would be a bad co-host if I don‘t make some progress on our club pick .I liked the first chapter.

emilyhaldi Can't wait to start this soon! 5d
emilyhaldi And hopefully with a glass of 🍷 5d
Leftcoastzen @emilyhaldi cheers!🍷There is some drinking in the book . 😀 5d
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BarbaraBB I read the first chapter too last night. Promising, don‘t you think? 5d
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB This IS a very similar picture to mine! 😆😆 I‘m right here partying with you, @Leftcoastzen ! 🍷 5d
BarbaraBB By the way, is that a framed picture of your aunt??! 😉 5d
Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB it is a photo of my great aunt!On my moms side of the family I spent a lot of time with my grandparents so I was pretty close to my two great or grand aunts.But no Judith situation here.😀 5d
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen Great minds think alike !🙃😉 5d
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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#Gratefulreads #bannedbook saw that @Branwen posted about this book as well.Great minds think alike.😁Way up there on my list of favorites, I have yet to read the other book about everything that happened to finally allow Ulysses to be published in the states.Though reading a lot about Joyce I know much of the story.No extra charge for the cat tail!

Branwen Great minds TOTALLY think alike, my friend! 😄 👏 I love your copy, it is gorgeous! 😍 What year is it from? I think mine is from 1946? The book on the left looks amazing! I'm going to have to look into that and see if my library has it! I am so fascinated by the book itself and all the controversy surrounding its publication and distribution. It's just so interesting!

Also I totally didn't see the cute kitty tail at first! 😻
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 6d
Leftcoastzen @Branwen Mine is the 1946 with the dust jacket.I found it years ago at a used bookstore. 6d
Branwen @leftcoastzen YAY! I think we may have the same edition! Mine is just sans dustjacket! 😆 Don't you just love used bookstore finds? 💕 6d
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 6d
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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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A well written and necessary read.The duplicity, smears ,and cover ups are endless to protect predators who often ruin women‘s careers and lives.When a reporter goes down this road, he is exposed to some of the same tactics.
I‘m watching Ambassador Yovanovitch testify and it is not lost on me that Trumps tweets to smear her are from the same playbook.

Suet624 I haven‘t recovered from the Ambassador‘s testimony and the standing ovation she received. She was exceptional. I felt such sadness about the way she was treated and I so appreciated her bravery and eloquence. 4d
Leftcoastzen @Suet624 well stated. 4d
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84 Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff
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These are books I #readinonesitting and re-read from time to time. I don‘t have a copy of the tagged book, seems I always talk it up to someone then give away my copy to them.😂 #GratefulReads

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚❤️ 1w
sisilia Love Helene and FPD 😻 1w
Suet624 I keep forgetting to read more of Gornick‘s works. 4d
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Kurt Vonnegut: Letters | Kurt Vonnegut
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#menwhomatter If I had to downsize my book collection, books by and about these guys would be among the keepers.
#NamasteNovember

LauraJ You have excellent taste! 1w
Eggs I agree with @LauraJ !! Great writers 1w
Leftcoastzen @LauraJ @Eggs thanks!☺️ 7d
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#likeaprayer Love that Madonna song by the way!Singing along to it as I write this!When I have struggled with an unquiet mind using this type of “quote a day “ book from different practices helps me find some perspective and balance!Or you can just #movember to a Madonna tune! A little dance therapy anyone?

Cinfhen Im all for dancing it out ❤️ 1w
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Untitled | Unknown
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#moonreflections
1️⃣Yoga,meditation,aromatherapy my current favorite ,Cedarwood
2️⃣Many blessings to all the Littens! Thanks for the tag, @Eggs @mrozzz @TheBookHippie any relaxing tips?

TheBookHippie I do a simple yoga everyday💟and coffee and a simple children‘s book for 15 minutes before I start the day. 1w
Leftcoastzen @TheBookHippie wow , I need to add a children‘s book to my routine, think it would up my happiness level! 1w
TheBookHippie @Leftcoastzen you would be amazed. I started that this year and it‘s been huge. I suggest starting with Winnie the Pooh. 1w
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AmyG I am moving in Dec and getting my own little reading room. I so want to do aroma therapy...get a little diffuser. 1w
mrozzz I light lots of candles, pour a glass of wine, and read! 1w
Leftcoastzen @AmyG I have the simple tea light kind , works fine , may get a fancy one someday. 1w
AmyG @Leftcoastzen I just put my daughter in charge as I want one for Hanukkah. A little, i exoensive one. 1w
Leftcoastzen @mrozzz that sounds great! 1w
Meaw_catlady Ooh I love all of those relaxation practices! I need to try out cedar wood! Blessings ! 🖤 1w
Leftcoastzen @Meaw_catlady I think you will really like the cedar wood, very comforting. 1w
Suet624 Cedarwood and Vetiver are my go to oils when I need to ground and relax. 4d
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Well, we all do what we can.don‘t think I‘ve even got to 10 hours in a #24b4monday still, hanging out on Litsy ,checking everybody‘s progress & snacks , nothing bad about that! Finished 2 books. #MrBook1inamillion
#litsypartyofone #readathon Huzzah! @MrBook
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MrBook Lovin‘ it! Well done! 😎🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Jas16 🙌🏽 1w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏🙌 1w
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Point Omega: A Novel | Don DeLillo
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“Why is it so hard to be serious,so easy to be too serious?”The title comes from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Omega point:the maximum level of complexity & conscious towards which the universe appears to be evolving. A short bk w/ a retired war advisor & a young film maker ,who wants to make a film about him.In conversation in a remote retreat in the desert,their talks made me ponder if we are missing life in the endless static of our modern world.

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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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Some more snacks #MrBook1inamillion #24b4monday Some dills and Kalamata Olives . Even though I was aware of most of the things in the book it‘s mind boggling the amount of duplicity & disgusting behavior within these pages & I‘m only about half way through. #litsypartyofone #readathon @MrBook

Andrew65 Interesting! 2w
MrBook What @Andrew65 said! 😁 1w
Hooked_on_books And all the shenanigans of trying to suppress the book only gave it that much more credibility. 1w
Tamra My kinda snack. 1w
Leftcoastzen @Tamra 😂I‘m glad someone out there likes it .a little salt ,dill , crunch . 1w
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The Mueller Report | The Washington Post
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It‘s just so damn depressing.To see it sitting there sad,so dry , so much material blacked out.I might find it online and dip into it again, but enough for now.
Life is too short.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yep... I couldn‘t do it either. Sadly 2w
vivastory I feel like the Ukraine shenanigans are the cliff notes version of what happened with Russia 2w
Leftcoastzen @vivastory Yep , that‘s what I‘m thinking. 2w
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Billypar This is the only audiobook to date that I've listened to at 2x speed. The redactions were so annoying, especially when it was a part that seemed really interesting or important. 1w
Leftcoastzen @Billypar not surprised, must be weird on audio.🤔 1w
Billypar A bit weird, yes, with the chipmunk narrator having to repeat 'Redaction, harm to ongoing matter.' at random points. 😁 1w
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Snack time! #MrBook1inamillion #24b4monday Back to massive 🦆🦆#readathon #litsypartyofone
Tillamook extra sharp cheddar with Trader Joe‘s crackers. @MrBook

MrBook Mmmm, Tillamook. 😋 2w
Lynnsoprano Oh, Tillamook is so good! Hubby has been to Tillamook, and says it‘s as beautiful as the cheese is good. 2w
Hooked_on_books Up until April, I lived about an hour from the Tillamook cheese factory. Two words: free samples. 🤤🧀🧀🧀 2w
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Leftcoastzen @Hooked_on_books My work took me thru there occasionally,I‘d try to time it to grab some free samples or ice cream! 2w
Leftcoastzen @Lynnsoprano I used to get up there occasionally, lovely area and terrific cheese. 2w
Hooked_on_books Yes the ice cream! It‘s good from the stores but so much better at the factory. 2w
Andrew65 Looks great. 😊 2w
Liz_M Good use of a readathon! Also love the yellow-duck color of your cheese. 🐤 2w
Suet624 Bless you for working through that book! 😇 4d
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The Other | Thomas Tryon
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I was swamped with guests and did not finish in time for #NYRBbookclub discussion,I just finished last night.Gothic & Atmospheric,I kept trying to figure out is it good twin /evil twin or something else all together?I also wanted the adults to pay attention to the children,maybe they wouldn‘t be so weird!

vivastory I actually raised my rating after rereading it. I thought it was a great Halloween read. I don't know if you saw my message, but I need to touch base with you about the Nov discussion. Are you on Goodreads? 2w
Leftcoastzen I am ! Same name . yes , we need to discuss. 2w
batsy Great point about the adults paying attention! I felt the same. Felt like shaking them a bit 😆 2w
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Leftcoastzen @batsy Right?! If I was acting that weird my parents would have been on me like stink on a skunk!And I was a pretty free range child back in the day. 😁 2w
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen @batsy But the adults were super weird themselves. 😆😆 2w
batsy @LeahBergen True! 😂 Tryon was showing just how rotten their environment is. A part of me just wants to feed the twins some cornflakes, make sure they have a hot bath, and send them to bed with some Hardy Boys books 😅 2w
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The Stand | Stephen King
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From a library sale today.Most were a buck , one was 50 cents.Shout out to @emilyhaldi the Stephen King is a first edition, sadly no dust jacket , plucked from in front of a scanner person.No barcode on this one , even if it was dust jacketed.😃👍

writerlibrarian Tana French's The Likeness is quite good. Slow paced, dark good. 2w
emilyhaldi Ha!! Way to outsmart the scanners!!! 🙌🏻 First edition is a great find 🤩 2w
Leftcoastzen @writerlibrarian I need to read her first one , she gets so much Litsy love I‘m pretty sure I will love her books. 2w
writerlibrarian @Leftcoastzen they are only loosely connected. I found the first book good but terribly depressing and so so dark. But i understand how one needs to read in order because I do that too. (edited) 2w
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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#MrBook1inamillion #24b4monday Snacks for the #readathon I put the extra Halloween candy away since I‘ve been eating too much of it since Halloween!
#litsypartyofone Maybe some pickles and Kalamata olives too! Not all at once though.🤢 @MrBook

MrBook Ooooh! 🤤🤤🤤 2w
Tamra I‘m not an ice cream gal, except for mint and that looks soooo good! 2w
Andrew65 Love mint choc chip ice cream. 😋 2w
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Leftcoastzen @Tamra it‘s super good ! Full on calories though. 2w
vivastory I need to touch base with you regarding the NYRB discussion this month. Are you on Goodreads? 2w
Leftcoastzen @Andrew65 It‘s very refreshing.It‘s always ice cream weather in Az.86 degrees yesterday.😡 2w
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#MrBook1inaMillion #24b4monday I‘m terrible, trying to #readathon ,only a half hour in .worse yet , I‘m in the #NYRBBookclub haven‘t finished last months book and am supposed to be co-hosting this month‘s book!🤦‍♀️Coffee, please☕️☕️☕️#litsypartyofone
@MrBook

Billypar Quite a variety you have! Love The Other edition: those old - time slogans crack me up 😁 2w
Leftcoastzen @Billypar I‘m really careful with old mass markets but at about page 120 it went”CRACK” 2w
Billypar Ha- you should see my copies of Midnight's Children and The Golden Notebook...so much scotch tape! 2w
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MrBook Niiiice! All good, I‘m just thrilled you‘re participating! ☺️🤗🤗🤗 2w
Leftcoastzen @Billypar sometimes the “well loved” books mean the most! 2w
Leftcoastzen @MrBook Thanks.a wonderful excuse to pump up my reading for a strong finish to 2019 2w
Andrew65 Great to have you participating whatever time you get to. 2w
vivastory Did you hear that an illustrated version of the Mueller report is being published? 2w
Leftcoastzen @vivastory 😂😂I‘m waiting for the emoji version! It‘s pretty dry , but nobody is requesting from Library so I‘m keeping it for now. 2w
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Hey @MrBook congrats on that huge milestone!
I‘m usually an epic fail at Readathons , I am always finding stuff I have to do, but I‘m way behind on my reading , I‘ve had visitors off and on for 3 weeks. Hope many join in and enjoy a readerly weekend!
#MrBook1inaMillion
#litsypartyofone #24b4monday

MrBook Thank you!!! ☺️🤗🤗🤗 2w
Andrew65 Hope you get some time for the Readathon. 2w
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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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Not sure I‘m ready to get as angry as this book will probably make me.

Hooked_on_books It‘s a doozy! I was more shocked and bewildered than angry, to be honest. 2w
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Time Flies | Bill Cosby, Alvin F. Poussaint
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Time Flies ? How about things change. I saw on a friends of the library shelf.☹️😡

cathipink I'm typically all for letting the free market decide, but I've been surprised to see how many of his books are still out there. I think they'd make a recycling bin v happy 😑😑😑 2w
tournevis Ugh 2w
LauraBeth 🤮 2w
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Virginia Woolf | Hermione Lee
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#favoritebookishitem #gratefulreads I had to post two.My Virginia mug is pretty old ,from the Quality Paperback Bookclub .The Atwood bookmark is the most recent bookmark I purchased.Do I need it ?No.But I couldn‘t resist!

merelybookish I love them both! 2w
TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 2w
OriginalCyn620 Nice! 👌🏻 2w
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youneverarrived Both are fab ♥️ 2w
Christine You really did need it. 😍 2w
Hooked_on_books I have fond memories of QPB! Pretty sure it doesn‘t exist anymore, eh? 2w
kspenmoll I love both!!!! (edited) 2w
batsy Nice! That mug 😍😍 2w
Leftcoastzen @Hooked_on_books I remember closing my account when I moved . Think it merged with the Literary Guild , if you poke around Internet most info. seems old. 2w
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Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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1.F.Scott Fitzgerald,Jack Kerouac,& Virginia Woolf
2.For Fitz & Kerouac where did the magic go? Why did it all end in drink & cynicism?(as if that‘s answerable)with Woolf , let‘s have tea & see where the conversation goes.
3.my guess is about 2500 , if I count, I‘ll post it.Always changing though,I buy, gift , trade, & donate.
Thanks @Eggs #wonderouswednesday

wanderinglynn Ooh, Jack Kerouac is a great answer! 👍🏻 2w
Eggs Drunk cynicism-the best kind😂😂 2w
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Prince of Fire | Daniel Silva
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Silva never disappoints.In this the 5th in the series, there are twists and turns a plenty.We also learn more about Gabriel‘s personal life.His books are more than thrillers ,they make you think about art , history, and the complexity of international relations.

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GAME OF THRONES THE 20TH A HB | George R R Martin
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What happens when you ask Siri random questions when you first wake up.She also told me I should have chocolate for breakfast.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Tianarose 😂😂 2w
Hooked_on_books I like the breakfast suggestion! 2w
vivastory You should listen to Siri about breakfast 😁 2w
Leftcoastzen @Hooked_on_books @vivastory well , there was Halloween candy left over so I did have one piece during breakfast!😂 2w
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jillrhudy I just put some of his books out on the “Trending“ shelf here at the library--working late tonight! 2w
Leftcoastzen @jillrhudy That‘s great. I need to read more of his books,I enjoyed the ones I have read. 2w
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk He was my Convocation speaker my freshman year of college. A great writer. He will be missed. 2w
RealBooks4ever Oh no... 😢 2w
Jas16 Oh that is so sad. 2w
Lcsmcat 😢 2w
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Slow Learner | Thomas Pynchon
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#under250pages #GratefulReads 2 thin volumes from 2 authors who tend to pen #chunksters This Pynchon a mere 193 pages the DeLillo, 117.

BarbaraBB I have never dared to read Pynchon... 2w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
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Emily Dickinsons Poems: As She Preserved Them | Emily Dickinson, Cristanne Miller
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#over500pages #GratefulReads a little late but the prompt was too good to pass up!page counts left to right,845,1152,&998.

MrBook I run a book club in which we read books only 500 pages or longer. 😁 2w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!!! 😳😳😳 2w
Leftcoastzen @MrBook wow, do you meet monthly? I would be a failure at your book club , I read too many at once , though I read long books it usually takes me a while.😃 2w
MrBook @Leftcoastzen Lol, once every 2 months. 😁 2w
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Environmental issues? Bad health care options ? I get upset when the dystopian seems to be coming true.

https://abc7.com/health/ca-sees-increase-in-preterm-births/5670964/

merelybookish Did you see the story about Missouri keeping a spreadsheet of women's periods? 😱 2w
Leftcoastzen @merelybookish 🙄I did not. Will have to look that up.😱 2w
BarbaraBB Both your stories sound dystopian 😳 @merelybookish @Leftcoastzen 2w
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Leftcoastzen @TheBookHippie this guy! Federal and multiple state charges , suspended from his government job , fighting to get it back,too.😱 2w
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#music I remember really loving this book!Sad songs can move us like nothing else , there are examples in this book that will remind you of your failed relationships ,general angst,& bad breakups.Some dark humor for added value.#Movember

Lcsmcat I used to have that treble clef vase! 3w
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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#nationalcatday Tom Tom and Crosby are just wrecks if they don‘t get their 18 hours of sleep per day!
#catsoflitsy

AmyG My next life I want to be a house cat. (edited) 3w
Leftcoastzen @AmyG Me too!😂 3w
Suet624 This just hurts my heart. I want to hang out with them. So sweet. 3w
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Leftcoastzen @Suet624 mostly sweet , Crosby is a bit of a wild child even though he‘s nearly 4 . He‘s the tabby. 3w
Suet624 As soon as I stop watching kids each day in my tiny apartment I‘m getting myself a kitty. 💕💕 3w
LeahBergen Awww! 😍😍 3w
Eyelit Omg the sweetness 😻😻 3w
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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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Had a lot to say about contemporary dating, ambition, feminism,divorce, and kids.These are not struggling people , they have made it, so to speak, funny at times but begs the question, what if everything you wanted is not really what you wanted.

cathipink I really enjoyed this book, especially hearing from Rachel at the end. Looking forward to more of her work. 3w
Leftcoastzen @cathipink I enjoyed that too. 3w
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Dr. Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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KarenUK Nice stack! 💕 4w
Leftcoastzen @KarenUK thanks!😀 4w
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Saw this book at my local indie.The horrors of war are obvious but the cultural ramifications ripple out in infinite ways.I can‘t wait to read it.

LeahBergen Great photo! 👍🏻 4w
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen Thanks!halloween props make it easy.🤗 4w
RealBooks4ever Whoa! That cover! 💜 4w
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Happy Birthday, Anne Tyler!

Cathythoughts Must get back to Ann Tyler - I havnt read her sinse I joined Litsy 4w
Leftcoastzen @Cathythoughts I haven‘t read all her books but of what I have read , I like these the best. 4w
Leftcoastzen @Cathythoughts but I wonder, since I read them years ago, would I still feel the same about them? 4w
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THE HARP-WEAVER AND OTHER POEMS | Edna St. Vincent Millay
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Hey @LeahBergen #bookplate of the day . Thrifted a poetry book by Edna St.Vincent-Millay .Inside , this beautiful bookplate! In the lower corner , details reveal it is from 1927 and looks like it was from the stationary department of Bullocks department store.

RealBooks4ever So lovely! 💜 1mo
LeahBergen That‘s a beauty!! 😍😍 1mo
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Palladian | Elizabeth Taylor
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One of the best things in life! When you go to a bookstore you shopped years ago ..before you moved away...still the same owner, still the same carefully curated selection of wonderful books! Chopin‘s 1st book ,#virago , and a Grace Lumpkin !😻😻📚📚
Happy dance!

LeahBergen Ooooo!😍😍😍 I‘ve never read Grace Lumpkin. Should I? 1mo
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen She is an excellent writer ,her approach was more left leaning in the 1930s.I think her under appreciation could be the rise of the McCarthy era red scare in the fifties .She writes more of the working class .I loved (edited) 1mo
batsy What a gorgeous haul. Green Viragos and that Chopin cover! 1mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Love those covers! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @batsy I thought you would approve.😊 1mo
Leftcoastzen @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks , I was thrilled to find them! 1mo
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Ellen Tebbits | Beverly Cleary
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Thrift store find Of the day ! Hardcover Beverly Cleary!Hardcover ,1951 second printing,1952😊

Sace 😍 Nice! 1mo
Blaire Great find! 1mo
batsy It's so cute 😍 1mo
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#NameChallenge
L-I-N-D-A
Thanks for the tag @Billypar
Has @vivastory or @batsy played yet?

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My #redcover choice , still on my TBR #fallisbooked
I‘m overdue to read some food related book, maybe I will start this one.

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 1mo
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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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#horrorcovercrush day 7
Who says a horror cover can‘t be pretty?
Sorry to be not posting, busier than I want to be.🙄

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees | John White, David More
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#AutumnLeaves #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge
Just can‘t get rid of a book like this , such a wonderful reference .

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Flowers in the Attic | V C Andrews
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#horrorcovercrush day 6
First published in 1979 , the series kept its popularity with young teens (and adults)way into the 80s .V.C.Andrews wrote the first 4 before her death from breast cancer .It was a closely guarded secret for years that the books were ghost written after that .

Hooked_on_books A classic! 1mo
LeahBergen I think I bought this in 1980. We were obsessed with this book in my junior high. 😆😆 1mo
Jerdencon I read this book when I was about 10 or 11 - clearly my reading was not censored back then! Loved this book - read it so many times! 1mo
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#horrorcovercrush day 5
Icon !

LeahBergen 😬😬😬 1mo
BarbaraBB That head. I‘ll never forget it! 1mo
batsy Truly disturbing 😰 1mo
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen definitely cringe worthy! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB @batsy I think it was extremely edgy in 1971 1mo
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I, Robot | Isaac Asimov
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Necroscope | Brian Lumley
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#horrorcovercrush day 4
Share your scary covers ! Had to put a skull one in!☠️

LeahBergen Yikes! 💀 1mo
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