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Liz_M

Liz_M

Joined September 2017

Eliz_M on LT. Somewhat obsessively reading the 1001 books list. When I'm not reading I'm visiting museums or cooking.
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December - the month to frantically catch up on all the challenges. Can you tell I'm woefully behind for #ReadingAsia2021?

Gratuitous picture of Bert in his Christmas sweater. #catsoflitsy

@TheAromaofBooks This is my #BookSpin and #BookSpinBingo list.

rabbitprincess Bert looks so handsome! 😻 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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And finally a #BookSpinBingo!

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Blonde: A Novel | Joyce Carol Oates
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“There came death hurtling along the Boulevard in waning sepia light.“

@ShyBookOwl

arubabookwoman Oooh-you're reading Blonde! Belated Happy Thanksgiving! 7d
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BarbaraBB Super cool but so frustrating: I read only three!!! 2w
Liz_M @BarbaraBB I've read 1. 😂 I think they are trying to differentiate themselves from the NY Times notable list. 1w
BarbaraBB Yes I thought of that too. And I do like that. 1w
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Thank you @monalyisha for mentioning the spam folder -- sure enough, that is where my match's #NYWD22 list of books ended up!

@staci.reads has good taste -- I've read, and loved, three of the books on the list. I'm most excited about the three pictured above (one of which I was gifted in last year's #jolabokaflodswap and haven't read yet 😬 ). Now off to research the three lesser-known titles!

monalyisha I love, love, love Circe! And Migrations is on my TBR, too! I hope you enjoy! 💖 2w
squirrelbrain I loved all 3 of these! 2w
staci.reads Thanks 😊. I read some great ones this year!I am excited that so many of your titles are new to me! I've been researching them this afternoon and have my first choice narrowed down to five possibilities. I am so very intrigued by the Murderbot series, though, that may be where I start. 2w
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staci.reads Curious...Which 3 have you read already? 2w
Liz_M @staci.reads My bookclub read the tagged book and I enjoyed it immensely. Even though I spent far too much of the book speculating the _exact_ neighborhood in which it was set (I wanted to figure it out from the book, not google it). 😁 2w
Liz_M @staci.reads I had heard so many good things, for years, about Jemisin and finally picked up the tagged book. Honestly it was struggle -- I wanted it to be more Tolkienian. But it kept tugging at me and 5 months later I picked up the second and read it and the third in less than a week. 2w
Liz_M @staci.reads I read the tagged book a very long time ago and loved it. How not to love a magical mystery book about books? 2w
staci.reads @Liz_M Deacon King Kong was so unexpected for me! I went into it expecting something really heavy, and while there was heavy content, the humor was a wonderful surprise for me! And he absolutely brought his characters to life, which is essential for me. I've learned I gravitate toward character-driven novels. Have you read anything else by James McBride? I want to try more of his work in the new year.
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staci.reads @Liz_M I picked up The Fifth Season for #AuthorAMonth last January and really liked it - enough to pick up the second book and read it a few months later. I actually am terrible about continuing to read series. I read a lot of first books and never get back the rest. I thought The Obelisk Gate was even better! I have not read the third book yet. 2w
staci.reads @Liz_M I just read The Shadow of the Wind a few weeks ago, and fell in love with it. I agree, I'm a sucker for books about books. I was surprised that the language was so beautiful. I think I expected too much would be lost in the translation. I noticed a few on your list are translated. I'm curious if you read them for a challenge of some type or is that usual for you to read so widely from other cultures? I look forward to branching out. 2w
BarbaraBB I loved Migrations and Circe. Girl, Woman, Other is good too. You'll have a good month!
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Ready or not, here I come, #BookSpinBingo!

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Animal Handler | Alix Wood
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Onboarded a new colleague at work today. She's kind of an (adorable) #$$.

BarbaraBB More information please 😃 1mo
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I've run out of room on my physical TBR shelves so this month is all about unburdening them. #BookSpin, #BookSpinBingo, @TheAromaofBooks

Suet624 Oh boy. Good luck! 1mo
rabbitprincess I have This Is How You Lose the Time War on my list too 😊 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
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And finally, I splurged on several books published by smaller independent presses, which is the main reason why I love the Brooklyn Book Festival.

BarbaraBB You‘ve been quiet. All well? 🤍 1mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB All is busy. We opened a new season, from practically a dead stop, at the end of Sep. I've not been reading much lately, but work should slow down next month. 😊 1mo
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Post two of my Brooklyn Book Festival splurge is four books for #1001books and potential #nyrbbookclub choices.

LeahBergen I love Wharton‘s ghost stories. 👍 2mo
Liz_M @LeahBergen I'm looking forward to them, although it's more likely to be next October than this month. 😬 2mo
vivastory I can't wait to dive into the Wharton. Apparently the Labatut is currently on back order 2mo
BarbaraBB 😍 1mo
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The Brooklyn Book Festival was last weekend!!! And while it's nice to listen to author panels, I go for the outdoor market, with booths from NYC publishers and bookstores promoting their authors and favorite books.

#ReadingAsia2021 #ReadingAfrica2022 edition

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Nyrb Classics 10th Anniversary Complete Collection | Various, RANDOM HOUSE INC, New York Review Book
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vivastory Although these all sound interesting, I'm going to agree with Bert. Ten Thousand Things. (edited) 2mo
Leftcoastzen What a glamorous book model!😻 2mo
sisilia I vote for Ten Thousand Things 2mo
vivastory @GatheringBooks the Dec nominations are posted 2mo
BarbaraBB I‘d love to read all three of them but especially The Ten Thousand Things since I read about it in Wild and had never heard of it before (while being Dutch 🤦🏻‍♀️)! 2mo
LeahBergen Bert has somehow uncannily picked the only one I own, so I‘ll vote for 2mo
sarahbarnes My vote is for The Juniper Tree! And Bert is so handsome! 😍😍 2mo
GatheringBooks Ooh! Thanks for having this early! I vote for 2mo
quietjenn Bert *may* be in to something, but I'm voting for The Juniper Tree. 2mo
batsy All the choices are super interesting but my vote is for Ten Thousand Things since I already have it :) 2mo
youneverarrived I‘ve been wanting to read The Juniper Tree so I‘ll go with that 2mo
Billypar What's good enough for Bert is good enough for me! 2mo
merelybookish I saw this and then forgot to vote. 🤦 2mo
mklong Same as @merelybookish 🤦🏻‍♀️ I vote for 2mo
arubabookwoman I vote for #TheTenThousandThings. I love Barbara Comyns, but I've read The Juniper Tree (2x!). 2mo
Liz_M @vivastory @LeahBergen @Billypar LOL, I suspected Bert would influence the vote, but couldn't get him in a book-neutral pose! 2mo
Liz_M I wanted The Juniper Tree to win, because I accidentally bought two copies a while back. 🤦🏻‍♀️ If anyone (@vivastory @Reviewsbylola, @sarahbarnes, @GatheringBooks, @quietjenn, @youneverarrived, @mklong) would like my extra copy let me know! 2mo
vivastory I would love a copy of Juniper Tree. That's very generous of you! 2mo
quietjenn What a nice offer! One of the reasons The Juniper Tree guy my vote is because I own it 😉, so glad @vivastory could take you up on it. 2mo
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Better late than never? I work in the performing arts in NYC and we opened the season this week! With actual, fully vaccinated, in-person audiences! So work-life has been a bit busy.

@TheAromaofBooks, #Bookspin, #BookSpinBingo

LiteraryinLawrence That‘s so exciting! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Never too late to BookSpin!!! 2mo
BarbaraBB That is wonderful, happy for you! 2mo
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Lonely Planet Guatemala | Lonely Planet, Lucas Vidgen, Daniel C Schechter
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I wanted to find restaurants for each country and luckily there is a Guatemalan place next door and was determined to find something I could eat for dinner. It turns out after years of eating brunch there I had never noticed the small print on the menu that says any of the soups/stews can be made vegan! 😂

Blue corn tortilla chips as amuse-bouche, Guatemalan beer, Pepian, and probably not Mayan cuisine, but I had to have crazy corn with truffle!

BarbaraBB All look great and I love how you are doing the #foodandlit challenge 😋 2mo
Catsandbooks Looks delicious! 2mo
Butterfinger Awesome!! I love finding the restaurants too. 2mo
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@TheAromaofBooks I managed to squeak out a bingo, finishing Locus Solus at 11 pm yesterday. 😁

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 3mo
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September already! @TheAromaofBooks here is my #bookspin and #bookspinbingo list.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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Bartleby & Co. | Enrique Vila-Matas
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Quite an unconventional work. The narrator plays hooky from the office in order to compile an appendix of the literary “no”, of authors who created art through refusal, through “preferring not to”. If mostly non-fiction, it is a tremendous amount of research with hundreds of works getting a mention. But I am more intrigued by the possibility, and hope, that there are fictious authors sprinkled amongst the discussion of renowned literary figures.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
Leftcoastzen Wow, really feeling your mug today!😀 4mo
Liz_M @Leftcoastzen It was a nice prop for the occasional zoom meeting with boss/colleagues 😁 4mo
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August #BookSpin and #BookSpinBingo List - Women in Translation edition!
@TheAromaofBooks.

Liz_M @TheAromaofBooks can I get a woohoo? 😊 I am playing this month, please add me to your lisit. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Sorry I missed you. Some of my notifications have not been coming through & I think I may have missed some people!!! 4mo
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I finally got around to cooking for #FoodandLit #Morocco: Lentils with Spinach, Eggplant Salad, and Orange Apricot Salad.
@Texreader, @Butterfinger

LeahBergen Yum! 4mo
Tamra I wish I could have a bite! 4mo
jewright I love lentils and eggplant, but nobody else in my house does. 4mo
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Butterfinger Looks delicious. 4mo
Liz_M @jewright Sadness. Mum wanted me to cook a vegetarian meal on my last visit, but they don't like mushrooms, eggplant, or sweet potatoes, one is avoiding rice and pasta.... and then I ran out of ideas. 😂 4mo
Liz_M @Tamra I wish I could send you some -- it is a lot! 4mo
sarahbarnes This looks delicious! 4mo
BarbaraBB Your cooking is 👌🏽 4mo
Centique Wow that looks so good! 4mo
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All's Well that Ends Well | William Shakespeare
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And I may have gone overboard on Shakespeare. But these are pretty! And I'm tired of my tattoo, mismatched student editions.

Bookmark: "Book reading aligns with my character arc."

Soubhiville Gorgeous! 5mo
BarbaraBB What @Soubhiville says 😍 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm These are lovely editions! 5mo
Graywacke Echoing above, gorgeous. 5mo
kspenmoll What a gorgeous Shakespeare display!!!! 5mo
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The Drama Book Shop | New York, NY (Bookstore)
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Oh happy day! Now that I am back in the office I can run errands in Manhattan including a visit to the newly reopened Drama Book Shop!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/lin-manuel-miranda-hamilton-team-sa...

Leftcoastzen Yay! So glad it reopened! 5mo
rabbitprincess Oh that looks lovely! 5mo
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Bartleby & Co. | Enrique Vila-Matas
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"I never had much luck with women."

#FirstLineFridays, @ShyBookOwl

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Quartet | Jean Rhys
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Marya was content in Paris even with her husband‘s uncertain income. When he is jailed, she is thrown upon her own resources – there is no help from family in England. Marya is taken in by the Heidlers, a prominent couple in the ex-pat community and her life becomes one of quiet desperation; she is coerced to pretend respectability while being seduced by Mr. Heidler. When Stephen is released from prison, an untenable situation becomes even worse.

Liz_M Is it still #SpinsterLit if the protagonist is married?

#1001Books, #Reading1001
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Vipers Tangle | Franois Charles Mauriac
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"... whenI lie awake, I have always imagined it, all by itself, on the shelf of my safe-an empty safe, containing nothing else but this revenge of mine which, for nearly half a century, I have kept warm."

Liz_M No, no, no. You've got it wrong. Revenge is best served COLD. 5mo
BarbaraBB 😀 Intriguing alinea! 5mo
Liz_M @TheAromaofBooks this was mu July #BookSpin. I did read (and enjoy)it, but I am terrible with writing the reviews. 1w
TheAromaofBooks No worries on the review-writing... just letting me know you read it is enough!! 1w
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And I finally got around to creating my July Bingo board for #BookSpinBingo!

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I consider this a short story collection, but they are quite intertwined – each is connected to several others by common characters or events. It‘s an uneven collection; some stores are fabulous (the Poe-like Lab Coats!) and others, that at first were mundanely grotesque or odd, became darker when it is referenced or expanded in another story. I loved the uncertain timeline and hints of coexisting realities and the use of details to create dread.

Bianca I loved this book. 5mo
Librarybelle This sounds great! Stacking! 5mo
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Graywacke Terrific review 5mo
BarbaraBB Great review. Loved this one too. 5mo
Liz_M @Bianca It's a good'un. 😊 5mo
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Hadrian the Seventh | Frederick Rolfe
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Oooft. A wish-fulfillment story of what would happen if an outcast, odd, obsessive priest (autobiographical!) was elected as pope. It sounds like a farce, but this is in all seriousness. A dense read with far too much ecclesiastical detail, I should have had more background knowledge of the period and the church. And yet George Arthur Rose is a mesmerizing character, his force of will and strength of conviction. It is a fabulous character study.

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
BarbaraBB Lots of #readingasia there! And #1001 of course! 5mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB Of course! 😁 5mo
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How can I read so many (for me) books and still not get a Bingo? Library holds not coming in is partly to blame, but still!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Still a great month!! And I definitely got to book 18 before scoring a bingo this month haha 5mo
vivastory Locus Solus is a bizarre book 5mo
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Airplane reading! I hoped to read it on the trip out but had accidentally requested a German ebook. 🤦 Lucky this request came through in time for the return journey!

vivastory I hope you had a good vacation! 5mo
BookishMarginalia Safe travels! 5mo
Cathythoughts Oh no ! Been there ! Done that … so annoying 🤦🏼‍♀️ You have the right one now & it‘s one of my favorites this year so far. Look forward to your thoughts 5mo
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Eighth Life | Nino Haratischvili
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Over 100 years of family history is narrated in unending, tragic detail. Yes in Georgia/USSR times were tumultuous, but not a single character is able to keep their heads down and trudge through–every female is violated. It‘s tedious and frustrating that hundreds of pages didn‘t elicit emotion. It ends ambiguously, which I read as (another) impending tragedy, but having the final book as a blank page to be filled by the next generation was clever.

Liz_M 3.5⭐ 5mo
sarahbarnes Great review! This one is still on my TBR. 5mo
Graywacke Will get here…in 2021…eventually… 5mo
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Graywacke (Also, cute kitty. 🐈‍⬛) 5mo
rockpools Great review- and gorgeous photos! 5mo
Liz_M @sarahbarnes Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. 5mo
Liz_M @Graywacke That's Buddy, my mom's attack cat 😸 5mo
Liz_M @rockpools Thanks! I had fun talking and selecting them! 5mo
BarbaraBB Great review. I felt the same. You read a lot over there! Perfect vacation 🤍 5mo
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Tarzan of the Apes | EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
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Mehso-so

This was, unexpectedly, not an easy read. The language and the story are simple, but it is a book of its time. At first an exciting tale about the abandonment of Tarzan‘s parents on the shore of Africa, but the more one reads the more one must grapple with changed mores. As sexist and racist attitudes were expressed, as well as implicit ideas of nature versus nurture, it did challenge me and make me think in ways likely not intended by the author.

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Told as an “everyman” story of a woman‘s life in South Korea, it enumerates the effects of sexism on a typical woman. The book begins by presenting the main character as undergoing some kind of dissociative disorder, with spooky overtones, but flashing back to the past, told in a matter-of-fact manner, didn‘t end up at the beginning in convincing manner; the intriguing start doesn‘t go anywhere. and the tonal shift precludes an emotional response.

Librarybelle I‘ve seen lots of good things about this one! Glad it was a 3 star for you! 5mo
BarbaraBB I agree it didn‘t add up sufficiently. Love your view - again! 5mo
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Cathythoughts Great picture 👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB Mom's lake cabin is quite photogenic. ☺️ 5mo
Liz_M @Cathythoughts Thanks! 5mo
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Shit, Actually | Lindy West
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Snarky plot synopsis of 23 movies, only a few of which I have seen, but most am generally familiar with. The title essay is quite good (also the only movie with which I am very familiar), making some excellent points. Her exclamatory humor is not quite mine, so I found this an only mildly amusing, but good as a palate cleanser, between other books read.

3⭐

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Quartet | Jean Rhys
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Not that she objected to solitude. Quite the contrary. She had books, thank Heaven, quantities of books. All sorts of books.

#LakeReading

Cathythoughts Amen 💫 5mo
BarbaraBB Gorgeous! Enjoy 🤍🤍 5mo
batsy That is perfect! 😍 5mo
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Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Not so much a story as the nostalgic depiction of a particular time and place. Based on memories, it describes the characters populating a derelict depression-era street in Monterey, CA. While none of the residents are successful, they are content. One by one each is sketched, adding a piece to the overall picture. The one thing all have in common is goodwill towards Doc and the desire to do something nice for him-host a party for him in his home.

Tamra What a pretty pic! 5mo
Liz_M @Tamra Thanks! Mom's house is so much more photogenic than my Brooklyn studio. 5mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful pic! 🥰 5mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB Thanks! 5mo
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A family saga, the story of a matriarchal rural Ohioan family, told through the collective “we” of four female cousins. This perspective allows a close portrayal of tragedy while simultaneously creating the distance of a less personal viewpoint. Moreover, a non-chronological structure allows supporting male characters to be real, further deepening the portrayal of complex family relations-the strength that both bolsters and undercuts its members.

Liz_M 4.5⭐, #nyrbbookclub 5mo
LeahBergen Great review! 👍🏻 5mo
vivastory Fantastic review & wonderful picture! 5mo
BarbaraBB I love all about this post - except the book itself 😂 5mo
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Hadrian the Seventh | Frederick Rolfe
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Oooft, I am not sure I can take a whole novel of intricate papel minutiae.

BarbaraBB I‘m sure I couldn‘t but you probably can! 💪🏽 5mo
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Obligatory Minneapolis photo.

vivastory Walker! I was looking at pictures of Magers and Quinn yesterday & wishing I was there 5mo
Liz_M @vivastory I went to Magers and Quinn a few days ago. 😁 5mo
Graywacke ❤️ 5mo
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These Women | Ivy Pochoda
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Foregrounding the story of “those people” five women, each connected to a murdered prostitute, narrates part of the story. Their narratives are interspersed with brief selections from a woman who survived having her throat cut. It has a slow start the initial voice being one I never connected with. The story requires the added viewpoints, layering to become compelling and increase the tension to the guessed-at reveal of the murderer‘s identity.

Liz_M 3.5⭐ 5mo
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This story actually has many beginnings.

#FirstLineFridays, @ShyBookOwl

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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A little light reading while on the way to the airport.

julesG Safe travels! 6mo
LiteraryinLawrence Have a great trip! 6mo
BarbaraBB Save travels! Where are you going? Must be lovely to leave the city for a bit! 6mo
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Liz_M @BarbaraBB I am spending two weeks in Minneapolis, visiting my mom and brother for the first time in 18 months. 😊 6mo
BarbaraBB Enjoy!! 6mo
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The Glimpses of the Moon | Edith Wharton
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More light-hearted than her better-known novels, two poor socialites decide to marry and use the wedding gifts and good wishes to stretch their honeymoon to a year of lavish living. I have to admit that I wish there was more deviousness enjoyment of others' wealth and a slower, longer build to the moral backsliding. The middle section where the two are apart and willfully miscommunicating was a bit of a drag. But I did appreciate the happy ending!

vivastory I just learned a couple of days ago that they offer ghost tours at Wharton's house starting in July 6mo
Liz_M @vivastory I've been on a regular tour. The gardens are lovely and the picture of her library is my zoom background for “professional“ meetings. 😁 6mo
vivastory That's awesome. Next time I'm in New England, I will definitely be going on a tour 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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The Artamonov business | Maksim Gorky
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A year or two after the Liberation of the Serfs, at communion on Transfiguration Day, the congregation of St. Nicholas on the Ladder observed astranger in their midst.

#FirstLineFridays, @ShyBookOwl
#1001Books, #Reading1001

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By the Open Sea | August Strindberg
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Axel Borg is appointed as commissioner for a fishery on a remote island; the only person of intelligence and learning on the island. Told solely from his point of view, he is a sympathetic and yet insufferable genius. But the novel is odd. Through Borg it has phases - his character shifts from one type of person to another and I am not sure his breakdown makes sense. The best part of the novel was the descriptions of the small islands and the sea.

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Brighton Beach Library | Brooklyn, NY (Library)
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A lovely morning in the Russian neighborhood of Brighton Beach. First stop was a Russian Bakery, I don't know if this pastry is specifically Russian, but it was delicious. After the icy cold water, an early lunch of Borscht (of course!) and Potato and Mushroom Vareniki. Unfortunately I didn't have room for pickled watermelon or eggplant caviar.

vivastory This looks amazing! 6mo
LeahBergen Oh, those vareniki! 🤤 6mo
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Texreader How marvelous!!! 6mo
BarbaraBB That is so cool! I wish I could spend a morning there! 6mo
Liz_M @vivastory I wasn't sure if I liked Borscht, but it was delicious! 6mo
Liz_M @LeahBergen Evene better, I have leftovers for today's lunch 😁 6mo
Liz_M @Texreader It was 😊 6mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB And I was I could spend a day cruising around your canals 😋 6mo
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The creature finds a purpose in exacting revenge for the people that make up his form, but he is falling apart faster than he can avenge the wrongs and new pieces are added… But this is only a part of the story. It is as much about the people affected by his existence who project their hopes and fears onto his actions. It is cobbled together from many stories, stitched with the fantastical, and somehow creating a whole that, just barely, coheres.

Librarybelle This is on my to read list! 6mo
BarbaraBB This is such an original book! 6mo
4thhouseontheleft This was my pick for Iraq too, and I really enjoyed it. 6mo
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Well, that's my June reading plans sorted.

#bookspinbingo, @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 6mo
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@TheAromaofBooks here is my June #BookSpin and #BookSpinBingo list.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 6mo
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Deacon Cuffy Lambkin of Five Ends Baptist Church became a walking dead man on a cloudy September afternoon in 1969.

#FirstLineFridays, @ShyBookOwl