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Leftcoastzen

Joined June 2016

“When the going gets weird,the weird turn pro.” Hunter S. Thompson
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Serial Killers | Rodney Castleden
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Tweeted by Matt Oswalt.🤔hummm.

LeahBergen Kinda glad to be a Scorpio. 🤣 2d
Simona Interesting 😳 … definitely glad that I‘m Leo @LeahBergen 2d
batsy @Simona Was just going to say the same 😅 @LeahBergen 2d
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 😳😬 Oh my… 2d
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen I‘m rather surprised there aren‘t any Scorpios in that bunch. 1d
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The Makioka Sisters | Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
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a beautiful copy thrifted for cheap today.The sticker is ok as it reminds me of hours of wonderful browsing at San Francisco‘s branch of Kinokuniya !

BarbaraBB I have this one on my shelves too. 2d
Ruthiella That is a very pretty edition. 😍 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Such a lovely edition. I enjoyed reading it. 2d
batsy Score! 2d
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Untitled | Unknown
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#Gratitude Grateful for the occasional pause.Is it meditation? a nap? Savasana?Call it whatever you like , when things get hard or crazy, a bit of quiet rest can recharge you!
Thanks for the tag @Eggs

Eggs Absolutely 🥰🙏🏻 6d
erzascarletbookgasm Love this picture 5d
Leftcoastzen @erzascarletbookgasm illustration by Dagmar Wilson 1961 edition of 5d
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
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#AuthorBirthday It‘s T.S.Eliot‘s birthday (September 26,1888) Time for a reread !Need some joy & whimsy

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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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Looks like I‘m stuck here awhile. Lucky for me there is always a book, magazine or something to read next to me at all times!😹 #catsoflitsy Sophie kitten tired.

Ruthiella Aw! 😻😻😻 7d
peanutnine 😻🥰💕 7d
Bookwomble Can't move when you have cat paralysis! 😼 6d
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble indeed!😹 6d
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Paper Girls: Book One | Brian K. Vaughan
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Because I have a lot going on now & find it hard to find to time to read , graphic novel it is! Maybe it‘s a so-so because I‘m comparing it to Saga, maybe there is too much going on .Not sure I will continue. I heard there is a TV adaptation.

psalva I felt the same way about this. I like Vaughan‘s other comics, so I was surprised this didn‘t work as well. I‘m curious to see how they adapted it to tv, however. I believe it‘s on Amazon Prime. 1w
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Beautiful and Damned | F Scott Fitzgerald
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#authorBirthday I wanted to post this earlier on Saturday, had a day ! On this date in 1896😱
F.Scott Fitzgerald was born .

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The Ultimate Eloise | Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight
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#IndelibleMoments #SelfConfidence Eloise seems to be pretty sure of herself!

Jjaxn95 I love love love Eloise !!! 1w
Eggs Perfection 📚📚 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover 📚 1w
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Simon & Schusters King BIRTHDAY e-mail!

AmyG 🎉🎂🙌🏻 2w
vivastory I hope your mom is doing well. You have been in my thoughts. 2w
Leftcoastzen @vivastory thanks! She is in an acute rehab hospital, seems to be working hard to improve! 1w
vivastory I know that can be stressful. I am sending healing vibes her way. I hope you are taking care of yourself too. 1w
Leftcoastzen @vivastory thanks ! Reading calms me down, trying to be mindful on the self care to not get overwhelmed. 1w
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My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire | Maurice White, Herb Powell
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In addition to Stephen Kings birthday , it‘s this day too! https://youtu.be/Gs069dndIYk

psalva If you‘re into puzzles, I recommend checking out the USA Today puzzle by Erik Agard. It‘s almost a spoiler to recommend it but it‘s so worth checking it out for the theme. 2w
lynneamch Love EW&F! Got to see them twice. Thanks for the post. 2w
Leftcoastzen @psalva thanks for the tip ! I did the puzzle & really enjoyed it! 2w
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Megabooks Love this song! 2w
Leftcoastzen @Megabooks hard not to feel happy hearing that tune! 2w
Ddzmini 🥰🥰🥰 2w
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Resentment: A Comedy | Gary Indiana
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Sometimes the best way to start the day. Reading & coffee in bed.

Aims42 So true, enjoy!! 😌 2w
AmyG How is your Mom doing? 2w
youneverarrived Definitely! 2w
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Leftcoastzen @AmyG it‘s day to day .Her attitude is pretty good but she has yet to be in a position health wise to move to acute rehab. 2w
ShyBookOwl ALWAYS the best way to start a day! 2w
sarahbellum I love your mug! I used to live in Oakland 🙂 2w
batsy He's an author I've been meaning to read! I might start with his nonfiction 2w
Leftcoastzen @batsy I‘ve been reading him off & on , not sure how many. The first one I read years ago 2w
batsy @Leftcoastzen That one's on my list, too! I've seen people quote passages/lines from his work and it's hard not to like his style. 2w
Leftcoastzen @batsy there‘s always layers of meaning ,snark ,cynicism, & insights in his writing,I need to get to 2w
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The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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📚The Great Gatsby, The Great Santini
🖋George Eliot- Vivian Gornick
📽Goodfellas
📺Gilligans Island
🎤Boy George 🎸Grateful Dead
🎼Get Ur Freak On -Missy Elliott
Good Vibrations-Beach Boys
#ManicMonday (on Tuesday) #LetterG
👏

CBee Missy!! 🙌🏻 YESSSS 2w
Leftcoastzen @CBee 👍😁🙌 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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A picture from years ago . I‘ve been MIA because mom had a small stroke, she‘s improving & a good candidate for acute PT . Thoughts , prayers , good wishes , healing vibes, all appreciated.

AmyG Oh no. May she recover as much as possible. Sending a hug and some prayers for her. (edited) 2w
Tamra 💞 Many well wishes to you & mom! 2w
Suet624 Oh, I hope her recovery is swift. 2w
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Tonton Major mojo to your Mom🌟💝 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Sending well wishes and good vibes to you and your mom 💖 2w
BarbaraBB Sending my best wishes 🍀 2w
Ruthiella Sending healing thoughts and wishes to your mom. ❤️ 2w
Graywacke Goodness. I wish her well in this recovery process. ❤️‍🩹 2w
TrishB Sending best wishes ♥️ 2w
squirrelbrain Sending positive thoughts to you and your mom ❤️ 2w
DaveGreen7777 Wishing your mother the best in her recovery! 🙏 2w
EvieBee Hugs to you both! 💕 2w
Blaire Sending positive thoughts your way 2w
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️ 2w
Bookwomble I hope your mum's feeling better soon, Linda. Remember to take time for yourself, too. Love to you both 💖💖 2w
Jas16 Keeping you both in my thoughts. 2w
MaureenMc 💗 2w
lele1432 I‘m sorry! Wishing your mom a continued recovery! 💜 2w
vivastory I'm so sorry to hear this, Linda💙 I'm sending good thoughts your way 2w
Lcsmcat Sending prayers! I‘m glad she‘s starting to improve and hope it continues. 2w
Liz_M I hope your mom had the best recovery possible! Take care of yourself, too. 2w
SamAnne Prayers up! 2w
youneverarrived ❤️❤️ 2w
Leftcoastzen @TrishB @squirrelbrain Thank you ! It means a lot! 2w
Reggie Sending nothing but good thoughts and vibes ya‘lls way. 2w
Leftcoastzen @Reggie really appreciate it ! 2w
quietjenn Sending lots of goodness your way.💜 2w
batsy Lots and lots of good wishes your way 💕 2w
fredamans 🙏 2w
Leftcoastzen @SamAnne thank you! 2w
Leftcoastzen @Liz_M thanks so much ! Taking a nap to recharge soon! 2w
Leftcoastzen @Lcsmcat thank you , fingers crossed! 2w
Leftcoastzen @vivastory thanks for that very much appreciated 2w
Leftcoastzen @lele1432 thanks for your kind thoughts 2w
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble Thanks!Pushing pause to take a minute for self care is tougher,but it helps when I do. 2w
CarolynM Sorry to hear that. Hope she has a good experience with the PT. Hugs to you both💕 2w
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#littenswanttoknow I mainly don‘t read all the newest books so these are the best I‘ve read this year :
Gender Queer,Black Cake,Operation Heartbreak,
A Prayer For Owen Meany,Dog Flowers,Age Of Innocence,Turtle Diary,In The Freud Archives, The Undocumented Americans,Good Behaviour.
Not surprised 3 of the best from the ended #NYRBBookClub Read Age of Innocence before joining #WhartonBuddyRead , all of the Whartons get honorable mentions!

Lcsmcat I loved Owen Meany! 3w
Leftcoastzen @Lcsmcat I‘m glad I put off reading it , I think I appreciated it more having an older well regarded Irving in the stash. 3w
Graywacke Several of these titles are new to me. Yay for Wharton. 🙂 3w
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Leftcoastzen @Graywacke I have to admit that some I see on Litsy , some I find on display at the public library, or some article I read refers to them.. 3w
maxfolsom Love series and the best so far this year has been the Ink & Sigil series by Kevin Hearne and the Billy Boyle series by James Benn. The first series a fantasy and the second historical WWII mystery series. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 3w
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The Last Chairlift | John Irving
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Fingers crossed it‘s a winner from one of my favorite authors.

Amiable All my fingers and toes are crossed, too! I‘m still going to read it no matter what, though. 😬 3w
AmyG Me, too. I read it will be his last book (?) (edited) 3w
Sophronisba I think I read it was his last “big“ book, leaving the door open for shorter ones, I guess. But also he's eighty. 3w
BookwormM Ohhh excited 3w
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French Exit: A Novel | Patrick DeWitt
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#manicmonday #LetterF
📚French Exit
🖋John Fante
📺Finding Your Roots 📽Fast Times At Ridgemont High
🎸The Fugs
🎼Fade Into You -Mazzy Star ,February-Dar Williams
February Seven-The Avett Brothers

CBee Thanks for playing 😊 3w
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Went out to lock up, beautiful moon , added value on this Saturday night!

Bookwomble I've been enjoying the moon, too 🌝 And it's getting so close to Jupiter, it's quite a sight 🌌 3w
BarbaraBB Me too! I posted a pic of it too! 3w
batsy I spent some time moon-gazing as well 😊 3w
Suet624 Looks spooky and beautiful. 3w
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Ken Burns & Sarah Botstein talking about their new film series on PBS starting September 18th.

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#IndelibleMoments #Epiphany Joyce wrote an epiphany is the moment when “the soul of the commonest object..seems to us radiant,and may be manifested through any chance,word,or gesture.”
If you‘ve ever experienced it, you know it.And that is what a lot of Joyce‘s writing is about.

merelybookish Pretty editions! 3w
LeahBergen Love this quote! 3w
Eggs Well played 👏🏻📚👍🏼 3w
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batsy Those are some fab editions! 3w
Leftcoastzen @batsy thank you! Keepers!😸 3w
Leftcoastzen @Eggs thanks! 3w
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen I do too! I think we are lucky to experience something like that a few times in our lives. 3w
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The Queen Elizabeth Coronation Souvenir | Elizabeth II (Queen of Great Britain)
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A coronation cover via New Zealand and London 1953.Goodbye Elizabeth.😢

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😪👑💔 4w
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 4w
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Thanks to @Librarybelle for pointing this film out in one of her reviews!Does a librarian need a degree in social work as well as library science?Oh , those questions from patrons, as a bookseller I got some of those too.😁Estevez has created a film about big questions of humanity.Is the public library really public?How do the chroniclly underhoused & underserved fit in? Will the reporter tell the real story ? Is police action always appropriate ?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great questions! 4w
jlhammar Really enjoyed this movie 👍 4w
Librarybelle So glad you checked this out! He addresses so much in this film! 4w
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Leftcoastzen @Librarybelle I really enjoyed it . Impressive film ! (edited) 4w
vivastory Wait. Michael K. Williams AND Jeffrey Wright in a movie about libraries?! How have I not heard about this before now? 3w
Leftcoastzen @vivastory that‘s exactly what I thought!👏😁 3w
vivastory I will def be watching it soon! 3w
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Having to be out running around yesterday “made” me buy something I don‘t need ! Halloween is coming!

thegirlwiththelibrarybag It sparks joy! Happy pumpkin spice / spooky season ☺️ 4w
AmyG I love it! 4w
Ann_Reads Cute! 4w
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I have had busy , stressful couple of days . I‘m 27 pages in , seems like the best way to escape life for a bit!😌

Tonton Next up for me! 4w
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Love and Living | Thomas Merton, Naomi Burton Stone, Patrick Hart
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And sometimes you find a book with an old B.Dalton sticker & for once,you don‘t mind that there‘s a sticker on your book ! Gotta love an old paperback in great condition .And if you happen to pick up a cute little donkey, add it to the dustables !

UwannaPublishme How cool! 4w
Ruthiella I found a Borders bookmark in used book a few years ago and felt a real rush of nostalgia. B. Dalton (and Walden Books) are even more a blast from the past! 4w
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The House on the Strand | Daphne Du Maurier
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Sometimes joy costs 50 cents a piece at the Thrift store!

TheBookHippie FUN!! 4w
psalva I never see anyone reading Tagore. Great finds! 4w
Tamra So fun! 4w
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LeahBergen I liked The House on the Strand. It‘s a bit bonkers. 😆 4w
Leftcoastzen @psalva actually I‘ve only come across a couple of his poems in anthologies, so was happy to find this volume to read more. 4w
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen I get that impression reading reviews! 😂 4w
CarolynM Bargain! 3w
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East of Eden | J. Steinbeck
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#ManicMonday #LetterE
📚East of Eden
🖋George Eliot
📽Empire of the Sun 📺Ellen
🎸Elvis Costello
🎤Everybody Hurts R.E.M. Eton Rifles The Jam

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 1mo
TrishB Great song choices 👍🏻 1mo
vivastory So many great E choices from REM! 1mo
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Leftcoastzen @TrishB thanks! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory they do have some good E choices! 1mo
AmyG Elvis was my choice too.👊🏻 1mo
Leftcoastzen @AmyG yay ,other Elvis !👊 1mo
Liz_M I ❤ EoE and EotS!!!! 4w
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Franny and Zooey | J.D. Salinger
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#IndelibleMoments #Breakdown
Believe me people it is not lost on me that 3 of my favorite novels involve people having breakdowns.
😄Mid twentieth century can do that to a person!

TrishB I love your Bell Jar ❤️ 1mo
Leftcoastzen @TrishB Thanks ! It‘s been part of the collection for a very long time.🌹 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I also chose Sylvia Plath 🖤 1mo
Eggs Beautiful books and embroidery 🪡 1mo
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Peyton Place | Grace Metalious
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#IndelibleMoments #Grace published in September of 1956 , it rocketed up the bestseller list.When this edition was published in 65 it probably was the bestselling paperback of all time.It was banned , it‘s a book you hid from your parents! It was a film , it was a TV show .I read it as a youngster and definitely hid it from my parents.😂This old paperback in nice shape.

vivastory David Trinidad wrote a book of haiku about Peyton Place 😂 1mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory that‘s hilarious! May have to check it out. 1mo
LeahBergen I read this as a teen. I was expecting it to be much nastier. 🤣 1mo
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen Me too! 😄of course I‘m older but still…. 1mo
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Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin
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Eggs Ahhh I remember this movie with Mia Farrow 😱 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Eggs yeah , it was something! 1mo
vivastory At first I thought Capote's blurb said, “A darkly hilarious tale of modern deviltry...“ 😂 1mo
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Butcher In The Cabin | A.E. Stanfill
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Wow statement paint ! Link to their website!

https://www.horrorbookstore.com/home

dylanisreading That's exciting! 1mo
LeahBergen Ooo! 👀 1mo
UwannaPublishme How cool and creepy! 1mo
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Creeping Fascism | Noam Chomsky
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Fed up with this! If you don‘t want your kids to read certain books that‘s fine .Removing books from a public library representative of the public in all its diversity should not be tolerated. Personal attacks on librarians is out of line!🤬https://www.npr.org/2022/08/30/1120023684/conservative-christian-groups-are-targeting-louisiana-libraries

Ruthiella 🤬🤬🤬 1mo
CBee I listened to this earlier on NPR and it was so upsetting. 1mo
Bookwomble 😡 1mo
elkeOriginal I am so sick of this shit. 4w
Leftcoastzen @elkeOriginal indeed! Stay cool! 4w
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#ArtfulAugust #FavBOTM Well , this listing gets the *
Just because I adore this book & it was a Book of The Month selection in 2017 before I was a member. I have many selections stacked up on the TBR , but I would say my fave during my membership is Kristin Hannah‘s The Four Winds a detailed historical fiction about a family facing the extreme effects of the Dust Bowl.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved Cyril 💙📚 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too ! Such a great story with great characters. 1mo
Eggs ❤️📚💙 1mo
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111 today . Time for this mug.At least an excuse to sit in front of the fan & read.

Tonton Back to 90‘s tomorrow here with typhoon expected in a day or two. The humidity is really high so miserable 1mo
CBee This reminds me of a pin I have - it has a big red NO and underneath a tiny YES 😂😂😂 1mo
AmyG 111? Yikes. 1mo
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Leftcoastzen @Tonton hope you stay safe . We have had lots of humidity because of needed rain . Usually it‘s a dry heat , not this summer. 1mo
Leftcoastzen @AmyG yeah, I‘m in Phoenix.what is alarming though , 2020 was the worst.144 days over 100,days over 110 (53)&115 (14) that summer there were 28 days the low was 90 or above.People keep moving here , we have no water.I would likely have left that year but for family obligations. 1mo
Ruthiella I‘m in So Cal and this week is going to be rough. 🥵 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Ruthiella I saw that ! My friend who lives on CA north coast has to be in Sacramento area , it‘s going to be over 100 there too! 1mo
LeahBergen 111??? 🤢 1mo
sarahbellum @Ruthiella I‘m in So Cal too! Just north of Long Beach, so we don‘t get it as bad as some of the more inland areas. Looks like we‘ll get close to 100 this weekend though and we don‘t have AC 😩 1mo
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen just awful! We haven‘t had as much heat as usual though this summer. 1mo
AmyG We have water issues here. That means if dry, fires. This winter has been more rainy but still major water problems. 😳 1mo
Leftcoastzen @sarahbellum I used to live in Long Beach . No air either. I lived pretty close to the beach but if we had 90 for a few days in a row & I was able, off to the Costa Mesa Hilton I would go! 1mo
Ruthiella @sarahbellum I‘m in the Inland Empire-also no air! 1mo
sarahbellum @Leftcoastzen Smart! Now I‘m tempted to do that as well haha 🤔 1mo
sarahbellum @Ruthiella oh no! I hope you and yours stay hydrated and safe 🥵 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Ruthiella yikes ! I love so many things in the Inland Empire but I couldn‘t make it there without air. My grandma & grandpa lived in the Midwest. They had a window air conditioner for the hottest time of year . Hung up a flannel sheet between living room & dining room to hold it in. 1mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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#manicMonday #LetterD
📚tagged!
🖋Don DeLillo , E.L.Doctorow
📺Downton Abbey 🎞Dazed & Confused
🎸The Doors
🎤Downtown Train - Tom Waits
Anyone can play!

sprainedbrain The Doors! ✌🏻 1mo
CBee Reminds me I need to watch the newest Downton movie! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @CBee I need to get to it too! 1mo
vivastory I almost included DeLillo, solely based on White Noise. 1mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory it‘s been so long , I need a reread. Love Libra 1mo
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#bannedbook what a beautiful memoir ! A journey of self discovery for Kobabe who is trying to figure out where e/em/eir fits in a world that seems to want to define you.Look , a parent can control what their child reads but this book belongs in a PUBLIC library where all people should be represented.In my life I struggled with feelings & emotions that were not necessarily obvious or talked about in my family. Reading helped me realize I was ok.

TieDyeDude Absolutely essential reading! 1mo
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen I'm glad you realised you're ok 😊 And as @TieDyeDude also thinks it's essential reading, I've reserved it from the library 😁👍🏻 1mo
batsy Beautiful review. Books providing a space for thoughts/feelings that are given no space within one's own family or community... So essential 💕 1mo
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Reggie Lovely review. 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Reggie thanks ,Reggie! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @batsy thanks , I totally agree. 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble I hope you like it ! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @TieDyeDude I couldn‘t agree more. 1mo
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Snow in August | Pete Hamill
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#ArtfulAugust #SnowyCover I remember loving this book .I appreciate Pete as a journalist as well as novelist & writer of a memoir I adore, A Drinking Life .

Eggs Sounds good 👌🏼 1mo
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I want to see this ! I guess I will have to wait till American Masters airs it in the fall. Great writer , not such a nice guy! https://phillyjfm.org/the-forward-adventures-of-saul-bellow/
@Ruthiella

Ruthiella Thanks for the heads up! I admit, he was an interesting man, but his novels exhaust me! 😂 1mo
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#ArtfulAugust #TitlewithPersonsName Gathered a few from the shelves.

Ruthiella I have PTSD from reading Bellow 😜 But those are some nice looking hard copies of Herzog and Henderson the Rain King! (edited) 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Ruthiella 😁Thanks ! I totally get that! 1mo
Eggs Great collection! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Eggs thank you! 1mo
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Hallmark working with Funko POP? I didn‘t know! I was actually on a tedious errand about cell phones when I stuck my head in the card store.

Bookwormjillk Oh my I think I need Gizmo 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Bookwormjillk he‘s adorable, I bought none but if I keep looking at my post I might run back up there!😁 1mo
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Solar Perplexus | Dean Young
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Thanks @vivastory ! I went to Hoopla so fast I didn‘t see your recommendation for Bender.I read this and loved it! Just wow!

vivastory I'm so glad to hear that his work was a hit for you! 1mo
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This is my #doublespin for August.Probably won‘t finish it this month, I‘ve been wanting to read it for years .I had a pretty heavy garden trimming session in heat & humidity, reading is about all I‘m up to! Poor me!🤭😉That & kitten snuggles.🐱

Ruthiella Oof! Drink lots of liquids! Hope the book is good. The Mitford sisters are like one of those situations where the truth is stranger than fiction. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
UwannaPublishme Stay cool! 1mo
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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My #bookspin for this month.Brother & sister Byron & Benny have been estranged for years , their mothers death will bring them together to hear a tape that references some family mysteries & secrets.A wonderful story of culture, history, estrangement, and what people must do to survive.All wrapped up with a special feeling for Black Cake , a family recipe that always feels like home.I really loved this novel!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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The Gallows Pole | Benjamin Myers
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#wondrousWednesday
1.Tagged mostly because of the amazing review by
@andrew61 but 🍷 might have been involved as well.
2.Black Cake ! Just finished it this morning.
3.Dublin, NYC, an odd fall trip to Niagara Falls, Syracuse,Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame) & Seneca Falls for Women‘s Rights National Historical Park .
Consider yourself tagged if you want to play!

Eggs Wonderful responses❣️ Thanks for playing👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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The Case of the Careless Kitten | Erle Stanley Gardner
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Gratuitous kitten photo. Little Sophie !
#CatsOfLitsy

mcipher What a cutie!! ♥️♥️ 1mo
RaeLovesToRead 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 1mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 1mo
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Liz_M New kitty?! 😻 1mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Liz_M yes , pretty new ! 1mo
LauraJ Does she have “tortitude”? 1mo
Leftcoastzen @LauraJ yes , she does! 😸 1mo
Bette She‘s lovely. ❤️🐱 1mo
kspenmoll So little!😻 1mo
Leftcoastzen @kspenmoll yes she‘s tiny . Last time I have added a kitten to the household , they were 6 months or 9 months . It‘s been a long time since I‘ve had a young one. 1mo
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The Gormenghast Trilogy | Mervyn Laurence Peake
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#ArtfulAugust #Trilogy One I haven‘t tackled yet .I found these old editions, love the covers . A major pet peeve as a bookseller, people asking if I could recommend a “Treeology”

Ruthiella I have the same copy of Titus Groan. I haven‘t yet had the courage to tackle it! 😱 Though I have read the first page a few times now! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool covers!! 1mo
vivastory Oh, man. Your pet peeve just made me literally lol. In a waiting room. 🙃 1mo
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Bookwomble My equal favourite books 😍 Peake & Tolkien are my champs 😁 1mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory 😂😂👏 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble I need to get to these! 1mo
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen Yes, you do. You really do! 😆 If you can get a copy of the tagged, it's a brilliant novella featuring Titus as a boy, which expands the Gormenghast world in strange ways. It was marketed as a children's book, but it's really not, unless they're named Wednesday and Pugsley! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble would you recommend reading boy in darkness first? 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks! I am always thrilled to find older paperbacks with awesome covers in good condition. 1mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Eggs thanks! 1mo
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen No, I wouldn't read it first. Narratively, it's somewhere in the middle of the second novel, Gormenghast. It's not an essential part of the story, more like an additional episode or deleted scene, but worthy in its own right. 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Ruthiella it‘s been calling my name forever.Same thing , read a couple pages, but didn‘t dig in. 1mo
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Loving this pretty hard right now!

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Manic Monday | Annalise Wells
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#manicmonday #LetterC
📚The Cider House Rules -John Irving
🖋Michael Chabon
📽Cabaret 📺Cheers
🎤The Clash
🎸Charlie Don‘t Surf -The Clash
Late to the party , anyone can play!

Amiable “Cider House Rules” is one of my all-time favorite books! 🥰 1mo
CBee @Amiable mine too! Such an amazing book. Are you also an Owen Meany fan? 1mo
CBee @Leftcoastzen also, thanks for playing 😊😊 1mo
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Leftcoastzen @Amiable oh cool! I think of it often. 1mo
Leftcoastzen @CBee @Amiable I read Owen Meany quite recently. I liked it a lot but I like others of his more . I might be just me!😁 1mo
Amiable @CBee @leftcoastzen Of course I also love “Owen Meany”! And “A Widow for One Year.” And “The World According to Garp.” And “A Son of the Circus.” And “Last Night in Twisted River.” And “The Hotel New Hampshire” … John Irving is my favorite author, actually. 🙂 1mo
Amiable @Leftcoastzen Which one was your favorite? A few didn‘t hit the mark entirely for me: Avenue of Mysteries, In One Person and The Fourth Hand were only 3-star reads for me. Which killed me because I loved the others so very much. 1mo
AmyG I almost listed The Clash, too. Great choice! 1mo
CBee @Amiable I would say so! 😂 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Amiable My holy Trinity Garp, New Hampshire, Cider House. Of the later ones, Last Night at Twisted River. I haven‘t read them all , in fact, I haven‘t read your 3 star Irving‘s. 1mo
Ruthiella Cider House Rules!❤️ 1mo
vivastory Cabaret is one of my fave musicals! 1mo
Amiable @Leftcoastzen Have you read “Until I Find You”? That‘s the only one I still have not read. I‘ve been holding onto it because I don‘t want to envision a time when there will never be a new JI book on the horizon. 😬 But his newest one (“The Last Chairlift”) comes out this fall, so as soon as I have that in hand I can finally read “Until I Find You.” 😄 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Amiable I haven‘t read it . It‘s here , my house , glaring at me . Some reviews say it‘s his worst novel, up to that date. They say he rewrote the whole thing changing it from first to third person & considering it‘s over 800 pages …..😬 1mo
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Main Street | Sinclair Lewis
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My #192025 challenge pick for #1920 We see the small town through Carols eyes ,a woman who marries, leaving city life & a librarian job behind. While Carol thinks she might influence & improve the place , Lewis‘s plot shows the worst qualities of small town life.Judgement, suspicion of new ideas, rumors, etc. EG:Carol thinks if they put on a play, perhaps Shakespeare or modern drama, something aspirational,she is voted down,cheap musical it is!

Librarybelle I have this one out from the library to read for #1920 as well! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Librarybelle overall enjoyed it . Stylistically it wasn‘t an advance, what I liked was the general struggle someone interested in the arts , literature, and intellectual life has with a general population who at best isn‘t interested & at worst looks at those who are with suspicion.In Carol‘s case she had a job & liked city life. Just give it up & be a happy homemaker in Gopher Prairie! Bet even the Gophers left!😁 1mo
Librarybelle Very good to know!! 1mo
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#Caturday #CatsofLitsy Nacho is telling me to relax & read . Press pause on messy life stuff!

Mccall0113 Nacho knows where it‘s at 1mo
UwannaPublishme Great advice, Nacho! 🙌🏻 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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#ArtfulAugust #BookishArt Spring and Fall The Nation publishes a book review edition. I always look forward to the covers. Illustration by Lily Quan

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool! So pretty 💚💛 2mo
Veebee Lovely cover ! 2mo
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