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Haunted by Blue | Amy Willans
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“Fighting Normal.” I‘m at a poetry and art event tonight that aims to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Poet Amy Willans and artist Laurie MacFayden are in the photo.

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I was three hours into this audiobook about an 18-year-old rich girl living a dissolute life in 1940s NYC. Her determination was never to be bored, so it was one party after another. I decided she set a good example, in a way. I was bored with her story so I will go party with some other book.

Soubhiville 😂🤣😂 good review! 4h
tournevis Good for you! 🙌 2h
Lindy @tournevis Thanks! 2h
kspenmoll This was not my favorite either. I finished it because it was for book club. Kind of a waste of my time. 1h
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Berries, Kokum said, knew well their role as life-givers, and we had to honour and respect that. We did that by knowing our role as responsible harvesters, picking only what we needed and leaving the rest for our animal kin so they could feed themselves and their young. That was our pact, she said, and if we followed it, they‘d never let us down.

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A moving collection of women‘s stories, gathered from rural areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, the Caribbean and North America. Sustainable farming is an important topic & members of my Feminist Book Club were impressed by the content. I was the only one who mentioned my annoyance with the writing style, but when I gave examples, the others admitted they hadn‘t read as closely as I had. Curious? See the comments below. #CanadianAuthor

Lindy [in Stone Age cultures] …women procured large amounts of food through foraging. Their hands never lay idle; their hands flew, transforming the world around them.” 1d
Lindy …”enjoying a brief siesta, rest, beneath an acacia tree.” [following each non-English word with the English equivalent] 1d
Lindy “The women‘s silence was a high-pitched scream that drowned out the chorus of male voices.” 1d
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Lindy She discovered the beauty of giving herself to a task, exhausting herself on the land, and feeling the immense value of touching the earth to produce food to be eaten at the dinner table that night.” 1d
Lindy “Somali girls, wearing bright yellow & turquoise coloured hijab, fluttered by like butterflies.” [These young women are in a refugee camp. Butterflies?] 1d
Lindy “In less than 100 days, the Hutu government & its ragtag team of youth militias murdered close to one million Tutsi people, slaughtering them like animals.” [I object to that careless last phrase; the rape and mutilation of human beings in Rwanda is not how animals are killed.] 1d
Lindy “I felt the hot liquid in my eyes, the gravity pull of a joyful tear, spilling over the edge of my eye, dampening my skin like rain on the earth.” 1d
TrishB Comes across as quite flippant. Is it in translation? 1d
Lindy @TrishB No, English is the author‘s first language. I think she was trying too hard for a lyrical style. 1d
TrishB Definitely agree. 1d
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KarenUK Sooooooooo gorgeous 😍😍😍 1d
ValerieAndBooks Pretty 😍! 1d
Lindy @KarenUK @ValerieAndBooks Thanks! It‘s published by Random House New Zealand and it‘s full of gorgeous full colour photography as well as lovely poetry. 1d
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BiblioLitten Beautiful!! 24h
Tanisha_A Wow! I love love love this cover 20h
Lindy @Tanisha_A Yes, it‘s a surprisingly beautiful effect, replacing the green in a flower photo with white. 15h
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I‘m #audiodyeing with a new #audiobook today. Elecampane flowers have yielded a lovely yellow colour. Some of these pieces I plan to overdye with indigo later, to get a green colour.

Crazeedi You do beautiful work, and I live that you're using wildflowers for dying! 1d
Lindy @Crazeedi Thanks. ☺️ My garden offers lots of possibilities for dye colour, now that I am looking at it in a new way. 1d
Ms.Story Wow! I'd love to try this with my wee ones! 1d
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Christine Love that color! 💛 1d
Lindy @Christine I used a 1:1 ratio of elecampane flower petals to weight of fabric to get this intense colour. The fabric was first scoured, then treated with tannin, then an alum mordant. 1d
Ms.Story @Lindy thanks for the recommendation!! 1d
Lindy @Ms.Story 😇 1d
Christine Wow! Quite the process, and such beautiful results. 21h
Tanisha_A Sooooo beautiful. Love this shade of yellow. And I am much more excited about Indigo, that's one of my favourite colours/prints. 20h
Lindy @Tanisha_A The dyeing adventure continues … 😊 15h
Lindy @Christine Thanks! 15h
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Many aspects of the writing style annoyed me in this nonfiction book, but most glaring is the author‘s use of past tense when she‘s actually describing current situations:
“The Mam were one of 24 indigenous cultures in Guatemala, a country where nearly 50% of the population were indigenous people, most of whom dwelled in rural areas & depended on subsistence & small-scale agriculture for survival.”

Cathythoughts Is it a turn of phrase ??? Like slang. I know my mother often spoke in the past tense ... but it was slang/regional talk ... maybe I‘m all wrong here 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1d
Lindy @Cathythoughts Perhaps it‘s a regional thing; the author is from the same province as me, but further north. But it has the effect in this instance of reinforcing the idea that indigenous people exist historically, not currently. 1d
Cathythoughts Yes , I see what your saying. I think I jumped the gun here ... 😬 1d
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Equity, grief, guilt & search for identity, as seen through 18-year-old Jay Reguero, whose father is Filipino & mother is White American. When his cousin is murdered in the Philippines, Jay travels there to find out what happened. Duterte‘s war on drugs is an important backdrop, while the tensions within Jay‘s extended family are explored & characters are believably developed. One of many strengths: inclusion of queer family members. #ownvoices

Lindy Great to hear Tagalog and Bikol words aloud in the #audiobook narrated by Ramón de Ocampo. 1d
WanderingBookaneer My favorite YA of the year! 1d
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#audiodyeing - prepped elecampane flowers today to make yellow dye.

ReadingEnvy Did you see this book was longlisted for the USA national book award for ya? 2d
Cathythoughts To make yellow dye!! 😮 wow 2d
Lindy @ReadingEnvy No, I didn‘t. It‘s worthy. I‘m still digesting its impact. 2d
Lindy @Cathythoughts I will tag you when I post a photo of the results. Initial test looks promising for a nice colour. 😊 2d
Tanisha_A Waitinggg to see it come out. ☺️ 1d
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All the stories follow a similar pattern. Someone is accused without evidence. They are killed without mercy. Then the police cover it up without regret. Of course, the official report reads that the suspect resisted arrest, but this is contradicted by videos, anonymous eye witness accounts, or forensic evidence.

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The Strange Library | Haruki Murakami
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LeahBergen Oh, I like this cover! 3d
Tanisha_A I love your bedsheet too 3d
Lindy @LeahBergen It‘s the UK edition. Very different from the American edition designed by Chip Kidd. 3d
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erzascarletbookgasm I have this edition too! 😊 3d
Lindy @Tanisha_A Thanks! I would love to have an entire bedsheet in that shibori pattern, but alas. It‘s a piece of cotton I dyed recently. I like the way the colour matches the cover of the book. (edited) 3d
Lindy @erzascarletbookgasm 👯‍♂️ 3d
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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I like this marketing. Almost made me buy some.

charl08 Is this the alcoholic version they drank by accident? 3d
Smrloomis That‘s genius. Probably tastes terrible but I would have bought one out of sheer curiosity. 3d
Jaimelire I would love to try that! 3d
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xicanti I don‘t think I could‘ve resisted. 3d
DarcysMom How fun! I would not have been able to resist buying it. 3d
LauraBeth I would totally buy that! 😍 3d
Eyelit I would have succumbed! 3d
Ruthiella I probably would have caved and bought some! 😂 3d
LeahBergen Yep, I would‘ve bought some. 😄 3d
Lindy @charl08 No, this is the nonalcoholic version they THOUGHT they were drinking. 3d
Lindy @Smrloomis I make my own raspberry cordial; it tastes great. Not sure about the bottled version in the photo. 3d
Lindy @Jaimelire @xicanti @DarcysMom @LauraBeth @Eyelit @LeahBergen Oh, you Littens! How gratifying that you understand such temptations. 🤗 3d
Centique I would have to buy it! You probably noticed that we have very little “bookish memorabilia” for sale here - or whatever you call that category! Mugs, T-shirts, and so on. I‘m a sucker for all of it when I‘m in another country 😍 2d
Lindy @Centique I‘m so lucky that people gift me with bookish paraphernalia like mugs and T-shirts and socks. I never considered that such things are easier to find here than in other parts of the world. 2d
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Growing up as sheltered as I had, books provided a much needed window into worlds I would never experience. They could afford me the comfort, safety, adventure and glamour I didn‘t have access to but so deeply craved. I could travel anywhere in the world, even if in my real life I was barely allowed to leave the house.

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The Electric State | Simon Stlenhag
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An unsettling alternate history set in 1997, with America‘s citizens enthralled to virtual reality and suffering the aftermath of neurological warfare. 18-year-old Michelle is on a road trip mission with her sentient robot, surrounded by eerie additions to the Mojave dessert & mountain landscapes on their way to the Pacific. This oversized illustrated novel has amazing artwork across double pages. Surreal, creepy & beautiful. #graphicnovel

saresmoore This sounds incredible! How do you find these books, Lindy? 4d
Lindy @saresmoore 🤷‍♀️I can‘t remember where I heard of this. I think it was on a list of somebody‘s favourite graphica, but maybe it was here on Litsy. 4d
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The Electric State | Simon Stlenhag
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The illustrations in this science fiction novel are outstanding.

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The Electric State | Simon Stlenhag
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…it turned out to be some kind of shooting range, and all the ducks were riddled with impacts from various kinds of large-caliber rounds.

valeriegeary This is a cool picture 4d
Lindy @valeriegeary Agreed! There‘s something startling every time you turn the page. (edited) 4d
twohectobooks This reminds me of the giant duck that was floating around Toronto a few years ago. 4d
Lindy @twohectobooks Oh yeah! I had forgotten about that. 4d
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The Electric State | Simon Stlenhag
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A dog stood between two tree trunks, a lonely little white chihuahua. It was wearing a tiny coat and was trembling and looking at us with its ears pointing straight up.

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He left with a bounce in his step. You could call it a limp, but Raju preferred to think of it as a bounce.

Soubhiville I love this title! 5d
Lindy @Soubhiville Yes, I do too. It‘s the title story in this collection, and the only one I haven‘t enjoyed so far. (I‘m at the midpoint.) But the final chapter is Part 2 of Translated from the Gibberish; perhaps I need that piece to appreciate it. 5d
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Asking | Shawna Lemay
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Crazeedi Beautiful 5d
Cathythoughts ✨✨✨✨✨ 5d
TrishB That‘s gorgeous 💕 5d
Lindy @Crazeedi @Cathythoughts @TrishB The author‘s husband Robert Lemay is an artist; that‘s one of his floral paintings on the cover. The publisher is Seraphim Press, a collaborative of authors. 5d
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It‘s a dyeing day today. Playing with fibre in my garage.

DivineDiana You are an amazing woman! 💗 5d
Crazeedi Love your work! 5d
LeahBergen Beautiful! 5d
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Louise Lovely! 5d
Lcsmcat Pretty! 5d
SW-T Lovely 😊 5d
batsy So gorgeous! 5d
GrilledCheeseSamurai Very pretty. 🤩 5d
Cathythoughts Love this ♥️ 5d
Lindy @GrilledCheeseSamurai @Cathythoughts Thanks! By the end of the day, this rack was full. And the dye bath hasn‘t yet been exhausted. 5d
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DivineDiana I love this cover! 7d
batsy This is so pretty 💛 7d
Tanisha_A Just beautiful! 7d
Lindy @DivineDiana @batsy @Tanisha_A Gaspereau is the publisher; it‘s printed on a letterpress and the embossed effect on heavy paper is a tactile delight. 6d
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Our monthly literary salon was tonight. It is always a special evening, a gathering of like-minded friends. One of the men got so emotional reading one of his own pieces that he had to take a short break. (I loved his poem.) I read some poetry from the tagged New Zealand collection.

squirrelbrain Sounds like a wonderful evening! 7d
TrishB Lovely 💕 7d
Tanisha_A So awesome! 🥰 7d
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Cathythoughts Oh how lovely ♥️ 7d
batsy ❤️ 7d
saresmoore I love this! Thank you for sharing. 7d
DivineDiana You inspire me! 7d
Lindy @squirrelbrain @TrishB @Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts @batsy @saresmoore @DivineDiana Friends, thanks for your comments. I would love to meet with you all in person to talk about books, but Litsy is a wonderful substitute. 🤗 7d
LeahBergen Wonderful! ❤️ 6d
Lindy @LeahBergen 😊😘 6d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 👋 everybody! Wish I could crash your get-together 😂 Would love to meet everyone! 6d
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Bloom | Kevin Panetta
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In the past four months, I‘ve read three books in which young queer people hang out on rooftops to chat. Do any of you know of similar examples? #LGBTQ

Soubhiville I did it. We‘d go out an upstairs window onto the roof above the porch. It was a pretty private place to, um... talk 😉. 1w
Lindy @Soubhiville 😁👍 1w
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Chocolate melon—a flavour combination I first encountered in the tagged book—is my most recent ice cream invention. I was dubious, but it actually tastes good. Recipe: 250 ml heavy cream, whipped; 150 ml sweetened condensed milk; 250 ml very ripe cantaloupe, puréed; 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder. Mix together, freeze. So easy!

Mommamanzi I can not wait to try this!!! 1w
Lindy @Mommamanzi Yay! The basic recipe is all over the internet and you can adapt flavours to suit yourself. https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-no-churn-ice-cream-cooking-lessons-from-th... 1w
LeahBergen I bet it would be! I‘ve always liked melon in a chocolate fondue. 1w
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“Today we‘re going to make an American pastry—muffins!!”
It was fun to view muffin-making through Japanese eyes.

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This #manga series that follows a gay Tokyo couple & their friends & colleagues continues to entertain me. I‘m wrapped up in the characters like it‘s a soap opera. The #translation by Jocelyne Allen continues to be awkward, but I don‘t really mind. Each chapter features the details of food preparation for a menu; I often come away with ideas for something to try at home. This time, it‘s sweet potato rice.

Megabooks Is this the chocolate banana club book? 1w
Lindy @Megabooks Yep. 🍫🍌🏳️‍🌈 1w
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Alternating storylines told from close perspective of 2 main characters in 19th c America: Lurie, orphaned as a child shortly after emigrating from the Ottoman Empire, & Nora, a settler struggling with regrets in Arizona Territory. The 3rd MC is Burke, a camel. It was well worth getting to know them in a tale that gradually gains momentum. I could feel the want, “That vast & immutable want everybody, dead or alive, carried with them all the time.”

Lindy I had to dig out a photo of the only time I‘ve been on a camel, which was in 2002 in Uluru, Australia. 🐪 1w
Tanisha_A Nice review! And 👌 photograph! 😃 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great photo too! 1w
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Hooked_on_books I rode a camel at Uluru, too! I found the side to side motion vaguely nauseating. 1w
Lindy @Hooked_on_books Ha! I didn‘t mind the motion. I loved the way the camel goes from sitting to standing, then down again. It‘s so high up there! 1w
LeahBergen I rode one in Egypt. Yikes! 😆😆 1w
Lindy @LeahBergen 😄🐪👍 1w
MamaGina Great 📖 great pic!🐫 1w
Lindy @MamaGina Thanks! 1w
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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“He‘d forgive you soon enough. Boys always do.”
Desma espoused the kind of easy faith in children only held by people who‘d never raised any themselves. And thank God for that, for it was good to be reminded of the merits by someone who lacked the constitution to withstand many of parenthood‘s most profound rewards: the shying & the sulking & the constant ingratitude, & eruptions like the one last night, […]

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Congratulations Scott on your Litsy milestone! @GrilledCheeseSamurai I especially Iove seeing so much comics content from you, so I really should have tagged a favourite graphic novel instead of my favourite audiobook of 2019. 🤷‍♀️ #sixdigitsamurai
I would also like to extend a welcome to new user @Hazel2019 One of the great things about Litsy is the supportive and friendly atmosphere. Book nerds are nice.

Lindy A link to Scott‘s original post: GrilledCheeseSamurai's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/dTF0ODROSVRy (edited) 1w
GrilledCheeseSamurai Thank you!! And thaaaaaanks for playing along. 👏 😊 1w
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A quiet, contemporary #ownvoices YA novel set in the American South with a likeable #nonbinary main character dealing with very hard things. The foremost of these is being kicked out of his home, the second is mental health issues. The #audiobook is narrated in the appealing voice of MW Wilson, who doesn‘t overdramatize the angst. LGBTQ

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Hmmm. I wonder if there really is a gay bar in Shinjuku called Chocolate Banana? 🧐

Megabooks That‘s kinda hot! 🤭 1w
LeahBergen 😆😆 1w
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The “Be who you are” Dr Seuss quote I spied while having supper in a café/liquor store/clothing & gifts shop in Field, BC is apt for the tagged audiobook that I was listening to at the time.

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Immigrant City | David Bezmozgis
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Spotted this at the Banff Centre Library and read the title story. It‘s great! I would keep going with the rest of the book except that I have too many other books currently on the go AND I neglected to bring my Alberta-wide library card that allows me to borrow here. This book is on the recently-announced Giller prize longlist.

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Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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#Comics format is used to share basic etiquette surrounding gender neutral pronoun use. Short and friendly. #LGBTQ

lovelybookshelf This book is so good. 🥰 2w
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Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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I‘m currently listening to an audiobook with a non-binary central character who uses they/them pronouns, so it was timely to spot the tagged book in a library display.

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Shiro‘s boss loves eating alone, not having to think about nutrition for her family. Kenji‘s cholesterol is up. A colleague gets married & asks Shiro‘s advice regarding a weight-loss diet for her husband. From the “mystic healthy aura of yogurt” to eating sweets, chapters in issue 11 are thematically linked by ideas about nutrition. I like that many of the peripheral characters have story arcs here. #LGBT #manga #comics #translation

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I had heard that fresh parsley is good for deodorizing garlic from your breath, but this same quality from apples is unfamiliar. 🍎🧐

booksandsympathy I've read that apples are good to have after a meal, as they clean your teeth. 2w
Lindy @booksandsympathy Yes, I have heard that too. It‘s not the same thing as being “super deodorizing” however. Garlic is on your breath, rather than your teeth. I might have to experiment with garlic and apples. 2w
booksandsympathy Garlic is super potent. I usually can smell it even the next day. Doesn't stop me from eating it. 2w
Lindy @booksandsympathy I love garlic too. 😁👍 2w
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“Oooooh, spongy! And the colour just screams egg! Looks so yummy ~ ❤️❤️”

(“…the colour just screams egg” Is the humour in this series inadvertent, or is it tongue in cheek?)

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Weep Not, Child | Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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The epigraph for the tagged novel.

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 2w
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“This is like a menu for a ladies‘ night out. I never would have thought of it.”

🧐What makes it a lady‘s choice? Too many vegetables? 🧐

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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I was on page 62 of this novel, thinking maybe I‘m not in the mood right now for a story set in 19th century America. Having just finished the exquisite Weep Not, Child by Ngugi Wa Thiong‘o about the injustices of colonialism, I‘m not exactly willing to open my heart to the hardships of settlers in the Wild West. And then I came upon the sentence above. Téa Obreht can seduce me with her words. I shall continue.

Cathythoughts ♥️💔 2w
Hooked_on_books I hope you have better luck with it than I did. I found some good moments in it but ended up being very disappointed. 2w
Lindy @Hooked_on_books I‘m only up to page 112, but so far so good. 2w
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A qualified pick, for its independent women & rich #fantasy setting: an Islamic trade route city in a desert, populated by humans & djinn. Also good: use of Indic & Arabic words throughout, the respect for women & importance of chosen family. Not good: cheesy writing: “The stars glitter, smug in the security of their existence.“ “He kisses her with a heart forevers are made of.” I don‘t have much tolerance for romantic nonsense. #YA #Canadian

Lindy Excellent #audiobook narration by Christine Tawfik. 2w
brilliantglow I LOVED this audio book! Absolutely fantastic 2w
Lindy @brilliantglow Yes, it‘s the first time I‘ve listened to anything narrated by Christine Tawfik. She‘s great. 2w
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Suet624 Have the stars not heard of black holes? 2w
Lindy @Suet624 😆 2w
LibrarianRyan The author is a Litten. 2w
Lindy @LibrarianRyan That‘s cool. 😎 2w
Nafiza Okay yes, I was surprised that last sentence was not flagged by the editor but she let it go so 🤷🏽‍♀️ Thank you for reading. 😁 2w
Reggie @Suet624 lololol 2w
Lindy @Nafiza Thanks for your comment. There‘s plenty of evidence that other readers wholeheartedly love your style. Being romance-averse, I am happy when there‘s enough in the other aspects of a novel that I can overlook the goopy parts. 🧞‍♂️😊 2w
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“This isn‘t the sort of decision that requires such an intense expression.” Shiro‘s thrifty nature is occasionally a source of humour. In this story arc, he is concerned about Kenji‘s cholesterol levels and the food budget: he is thinking that fish is a more expensive but healthier option instead of meat for meals.

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Red Doc> | Anne Carson
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On display at the Banff Centre Library. The covers on these editions are certainly different from the ones I‘m used to on the English language editions.

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The 10 Pm Question | Kate De Goldi
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1️⃣tagged
2️⃣I‘m more into dry humour, rather than the laugh-out-loud kind. Most recently, Bina by Anakana Schofield made me laugh aloud.
3️⃣Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman (dark, smart & funny)
4️⃣masala dosa
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Lindy @tournevis Thanks for tagging me. 😊 2w
Cathythoughts I had to google masala dosa .... 😋yum 2w
Lindy @Cathythoughts Now you need to taste dosa! They are delicious any time of the day, plain or filled. 2w
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Cathythoughts I‘m there X 2w
tournevis @Lindy 😘😘😘 2w
Tanisha_A Ah! I love plain butter dosa. It makes my soul so happy. 2w
Lindy @Tanisha_A 👍😊 2w
batsy @Cathythoughts @Lindy Dosa/thosai is the best! My favourite is ghee dosa *drools* 2w
Lindy @batsy @Tanisha_A Ghee dosa is yummy. When I was in Singapore, I ate dosa for breakfast every day for 10 days. 2w
Tanisha_A @batsy Ghee dosa, yum yum yum! 2w
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Okay, so now I have learned how to reheat a steamed bun:
“Put 1/4 C water in a deep dish, then place two disposable chopsticks across it. Then place the pork bun on top of the chopsticks. Furthermore, cover it with a damp paper towel & wrap with plastic wrap. Microwave for just a minute & a half!!”
We don‘t get to see much of Shiro‘s boss in this series, but I like it when she gets a scene.

CarolynM Great tip! 2w
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Dust | Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
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Owuor‘s fragmentary, poetic style shifted my brain into a different gear, not quite like anything I'd experienced before. The effect was visceral. All of my senses engaged. In Dust, desire is coupled with savagery; it's insatiable. Private sorrows entwine with a larger grief for the nation of Kenya. The narrative rambles back & forth through time; the threads come together with breathtaking assurance. Violence is countered with humanity & hope.

Lindy The review above is much abbreviated from the one I posted on my blog in 2014. If you are interested in reading it in full: https://lindypratch.blogspot.com/2014/07/dust-by-yvonne-adhiambo-owuor.html?m=1 2w
Come-read-with-me @Lindy Great review! Thanks for sharing. 💗 2w
Lindy @Come-read-with-me ☺️ Thanks! 2w
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Weep Not, Child | Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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I‘ve just started the tagged classic and it is reminding me strongly of another Kenyan novel set in the same era: Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor. This bodes well.

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If it weren‘t for two things, the important content and the fact that it‘s this month‘s pick for my feminist book club, I doubt I would continue with this. The overwrought writing style is driving me around the bend!
“…her face was like a creased map. […] Elena didn‘t hesitate to move, or speak, or claim the space she occupied. She owned every breath expelled from her lungs, every movement, every word from her lips.”

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