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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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Dawn's Left Hand | Dorothy Miller Richardson
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Finished Oberland and Genesis,which means I've started Dawn's Left Hand and Faces & Masks. Be advised that Anniversaries will be in the picture for nine more months.

#BookReport

BarbaraBB I think I am going to read Anniversaries the way you do one day. 4d
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I'm spending Saturday creating my #ReadingEurope2020 spreadsheet -- confirming author birthplaces, nationalities, and book settings for the 1001books I plan to read for this challenge! 🤓 💗

@Librarybelle, @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB I‘d love to see that spreadsheet 😍. I am so happy you‘re participating! 5d
AceOnRoam I would love to see that spreadsheet too 😍 5d
sprainedbrain I would also love to see it! I‘ve got 20 on mine that are #1001books. 😁 4d
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Daisey I want to try to pair this challenge with mostly #1001books as well. Looking forward to seeing your choices. 4d
Liz_M @Daisey, @sprainedbrain, @AceOnRoam, @BarbaraBB

It's a work in progress, but it should be viewable (and you should be able to either copy or download it) here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11mvXwHkWjeX3VXmzOwQsYB-PnNiwPqFp/view?usp=shari...
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Liz_M My personal rule is that to qualify for a country two of the following three criteria must be met:
A) author is born in the country
B) author is a citizen of the country
C) book is set in (fiction) or about (non-fiction) the country
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AceOnRoam Yay, thanks so much Liz 😍 3d
AceOnRoam Can I tag 3 other Littens? 3d
sprainedbrain Thank you so much, Liz! I may be able to plug a few more 1001books in now! 🥰 3d
BarbaraBB This is fantastic. Thank Liz!! 😘 3d
BarbaraBB Lots of Duch and Belgium authors left. If you want more information about those books, let me know. 3d
Liz_M @AceOnRoam Sure, tag away. 🙂 3d
Liz_M @Daisey, @sprainedbrain Had you discovered the one (tagged) 1001Book that qualifies for #Estonia? FYI, I added a lot of the books I've already read for the less well-represented countries to the spreadsheet -- so now there are more choices for Serbia, Croatian, Norway, etc. 2d
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Oberland | Dorothy Miller Richardson
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#BookReport

Finished: Things: A Story of the Sixties
Continuing: Genesis, Anniversaries
Started: Pilgrimage 4

BarbaraBB You‘re reading a lot of big reads! Don‘t you feel like combining this with something a bit more fluffy? (edited) 2w
BookwormM Enjoyed Genesis now on Faces and Masks and really must get back to Pilgrimage 2w
Liz_M @BarbaraBB I did need something lighter, which is why I started Oberland 😉 😜 2w
BarbaraBB Haha! So how are you going with the list? I saw 826 on your LT thread but that was in July. It is so impressive. You are really going to finish those 1001 books 2w
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I took a day off yesterday and went to the newly rearranged MoMA. I need to spend more time there, but first impression is less art that I love, more new to me artists, more women (a room of C. Sherman, a room for another woman I hadn't heard of, even a V. Bell). I miss the familiar and hope the new works will become favorites.

Lifeisasnap I love MoMa. I guess to keep people coming back they need to shake it up. I wish that they had like a ballot box where you can recommend your favorite from their gallery and then had a wing that held all this favorites so you could learn about the new artist but still get your warm and cozy in the familiar wing. 😉😀 2w
BarbaraBB I do love this picture though 😍 2w
Liz_M @Lifeisasnap Brilliant idea! I'm just glad I got to spend an hour with "my" Kandinskys beforethey renovation and they were shuffled back into storage. 2w
Liz_M @BarbaraBB She's amazing! 2w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#GuessWhat is this #iconic cover?

Post a close up detail of a memorable cover to see if we can guess what book it is ... Type your answers with a spoiler tag (Please DON'T use a book tag -- they are not hidden in the web interface).

Liz_M Lolita 2w
vivastory Lolita 2w
Cinfhen Love this image / I couldn‘t think of the correct book 2w
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batsy Oooh I'm going with Lolita 2w
BarbaraBB I think it belongs to one of my favorites, Lolita 2w
Liz_M @Cinfhen It is a great cover! 2w
Liz_M @batsy Well done! 2w
Liz_M @BarbaraBB 🙂 Jeremy Iron narrates the BEST audio book version ever. 2w
vivastory Just FYI I sent you a Goodreads message just now 2w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#GuessWhat is this #iconic cover?

Post a close up detail of a memorable cover to see if we can guess what book it is ... Type your answers with a spoiler tag (Please DON'T use a book tag -- they are not hidden in the web interface).

Liz_M The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 2w
Billypar A Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime I think that's it... not 100% I have all the words right.. 2w
Cinfhen Yup!! This one I easily recognized 2w
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batsy @Billypar @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm I peeked! Well done, you guys 😎 2w
BarbaraBB Wild guess: The curious incident of the dog in the night ?? 2w
BarbaraBB Oh wow, I am a bit proud of myself 😀 2w
Liz_M @Billypar 😉 Close enough! 2w
Liz_M @Cinfhen For my second round, I sorted my goodreads library by most popular 😃 2w
Liz_M @erzascarletbookgasm Yes! And your book tag, unlike most others IS hidden. Weird. 2w
Billypar Mine suggests it is just one curious dog incident in the nighttime among many 😁 2w
Liz_M @BarbaraBB Nice! 2w
Cinfhen Ha!!! That seemed to work!!! 2w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#GuessWhat is this #iconic cover?

Post a close up detail of a memorable cover to see if we can guess what book it is ... Type your answers with a spoiler tag (Please DON'T use a book tag -- they are not hidden in the web interface).

Liz_M The Satanic Verses 2w
saresmoore It‘s a Rushdie book that I bailed on! 😅 The Satanic Verses (edited) 2w
ValerieAndBooks Midnight‘s Children by Rushdie 2w
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ValerieAndBooks Oh! I was close! My (wrong) guess has a similar cover. My cover of Satanic Verses (still TBR!) has a very different cover. 2w
Billypar Satanic Verses! I have the same edition- gorgeous cover. 2w
batsy Oooh it was a group read in the past :) Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses 2w
AnansiGirl Satanic Verses? 2w
Cinfhen This looks like a Rushdie 2w
BarbaraBB This must be a Rushdie! I go for my all time favorite The Satanic Verses 2w
BarbaraBB Great choice Liz! 2w
Liz_M @saresmoore Oh no! It was a tough read, but I loved it. 🙂 2w
Liz_M @ValerieAndBooks Oh right, the most popular edition of this does have a very different cover. Nice work guessing the author! 2w
Liz_M @batsy That must have been an excellent group read! 2w
Liz_M @AnansiGirl Well done! 2w
Liz_M @Cinfhen Looks like the author's works are recognizable, even if the exact title isn't. 😁 2w
Liz_M @BarbaraBB yep, I started with posing my favorites, because they should be everyone's favorites. 😆 2w
BarbaraBB I knew it is yours too. So that made this one a bit easier for me 😉 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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#GuessWhat is this #iconic cover?

Post a close up detail of a memorable cover to see if we can guess what book it is ... Type your answers with a spoiler tag (Please DON'T use a book tag -- they are not hidden in the web interface).

Liz_M Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann 2w
Tamra I don‘t know, but that looks like a Fender Rhodes keyboard, ala early 80s? Ha! Probably not. (I peeked at the answer.) (edited) 2w
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batsy Oooh... I don't know! 🧐 2w
Billypar It looks like a piano...but could be part of an organ maybe? I'll go with Phantom of the Opera... no other guesses anyhow. 2w
Liz_M Sigh, 😕 my iconic is everyone else's “huh?“ 😁 (edited) 2w
Billypar Fun to play though👍 I was hoping one of my random guesses would hit the mark but not even close, lol. 2w
Cinfhen I guessed the same as @Billypar 🤪 2w
BarbaraBB I have no idea... the piano reminds me of the horrible The Piano Teacher 2w
BarbaraBB Ooh... haven‘t read this one yet. @vivastory was close! 👍🏼 2w
Liz_M @vivastory Excellen guess! 2w
Liz_M @Tamra Wow, you know enough to talk keyboards! If you like Faust re-tellings where Faust is a composer in 1930s German, this is the book for you! 😉 (edited) 2w
Liz_M @Billypar I love your guesses! 😊 2w
Liz_M @Cinfhen 😁 2w
Liz_M @BarbaraBB I love Faust re-tellings, so I enjoyed it immensely -- with the help of online annotations, of course. (edited) 2w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#GuessWhat is this (hopefully iconic) cover?

Post a close up detail of a memorable cover to see if we can guess what book it is ... Type your answers with a spoiler tag (Please DON'T use a book tag -- they are not hidden in the web interface).

Liz_M Your Face Tomorrow: Dance and Dream (Vol. 2) 2w
batsy I was stumped and gonna say Harry Potter... Lololol 2w
Billypar Grapes of Wrath? Total blind guess. 2w
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Liz_M I love the designs for these, but guessed the work is not popular enough to be recognizable. 2w
Cinfhen Never even heard of the book 🙄 2w
BarbaraBB I really don‘t know. I have to peek 😊 2w
BarbaraBB Bailed on the book, but I read it in Dutch so I probably had a completely different cover! 2w
Liz_M @BarbaraBB Of course! 2w
Liz_M @batsy When all else fails, guess HP? 😅 2w
Liz_M @Cinfhen I wouldn't have known this book if not for a list, but it was one of my best finds from said list. 🙂 2w
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#GuessWhat is this #iconic cover?

Post a close up detail of a memorable cover to see if we can guess what book it is ... Type your answers with a spoiler tag (Please DON'T use a book tag -- they are not hidden in the web interface).

Liz_M Angels in America 2w
Billypar Paradise Lost? Another blind stab 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Billypar Ahhh... that was gettable! It looks older by itself for some reason. 2w
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BarbaraBB Angels in America? 2w
Liz_M @BarbaraBB Thank goodness someone got this! I may have cried otherwise. 😁 2w
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1. Book chat -- a more casual conversational atmosphere than LT.
2. The occasional overwhelming of the timeline by an evolving series of hashtags (love the ability to block a hash tag, but there are some challenges that have different hash tags for every week.....)
3a. I would LOVE a way to jump to the first post for a hash tag! By the time I see a fun looking challenge happening, everyone already knows the rules and I can't find them.

Liz_M 3b. It might also be helpful, if we can jump to the first post, to be able to reverse the direction of scrolling.
4. When the mood strikes, probably less than once a week.
5. I enjoy watching others participate in these; I'll occasionally answer questionaire's if they questions tickle me fancy. Love the #NyrbBookClub discussions.
6. See 3a.

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Liz_M 1 Again. I love the book-themed photo challenges, but could never keep up with posting a picture every day. I also love some of the year-long challenges, A-Z classics or a bingo card challenge. 2w
sprainedbrain Love your answers! 2w
Daisey These are some great ideas. I can‘t even count the number of times I‘ve scrolled for a long time trying to find the origin of a hashtag. 2w
batsy Oh yes! 3 would be so helpful. 2w
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A High Wind in Jamaica | Richard Hughes
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My December gift to #NYRBBookClub is a second chance to read the books that almost won a previous vote.

Liz_M OOoof Litsy is being difficult this morning. If won't let me tag and took three tries to add the 'ats'. Sorry if you were over-notified. 😬 3w
sisilia Oh yay! I vote for 3w
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mklong What a great idea! I vote 3w
emilyhaldi Love this idea! I‘m going to go with the book that was one of my original 3 picks 😁 3w
GatheringBooks thank you for having this up early! 3w
Reviewsbylola I‘m going to go with 3w
Liz_M @GatheringBooks I thought I was late 😁 but you're welcome! 3w
Liz_M @emilyhaldi It did have the advantage of being short. 😄 3w
emilyhaldi That‘s always a perk 😉 @Liz_M 3w
merelybookish Oooh an eclectic mix! I voted for this when @emilyhaldi suggested it. Voting for it again. 🙂 3w
BarbaraBB Great idea Liz! I am voting for 3w
Leftcoastzen They all look good again! 3w
batsy Great picks; I like giving a second chance :) My vote is for 3w
LeahBergen What a great idea! Let‘s see ... I‘ll vote for for one of my original three, too @emilyhaldi 😆 ... and pick 3w
saresmoore I love this! I vote for 3w
vivastory @Suet624 @Theaelizabet it's not too late to vote. The decision is still up in the air! 3w
Suet624 Oh! Hold on. Let me look. 3w
Suet624 I‘m going with Dorothy. 3w
Theaelizabet I‘ve been away (all is well, just too much going on), but said I would be back in Nov., so here I am. I would be perfectly happy with any of these...but I‘ll put in a vote for The Expandable Man. 3w
BarbaraBB @Theaelizabet Good to have you back! 3w
Theaelizabet @BarbaraBB Thank you! 3w
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Orlando: A Biography | Virginia Woolf
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Isn't it delightful when your book matches the season and your drinks?

Linsy Yes! I love that you have aaallll the pumpkin drinks! 4w
Liz_M @Linsy 😁 🎃 4w
Cinfhen 🧡 4w
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BarbaraBB That is delightful indeed 😂🎃 4w
LeahBergen Yes!! 🧡🧡🧡 4w
vivastory Coraline Bickford Smith designs are the best 3w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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❤ Brooklyn, ny
💛 45
💛 I work at Lincoln Center
💚 Contentedly single
💙 She/her
💜 Nickname chosen for me by extroverts and first initial of last name

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Basic Black with Pearls | Helen Weinzweig
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BPL book sale had a couple of potential picks for #nyrbbookclub and some nice editions of books I love, and a couple from the Tbr.

LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
batsy Ooh what a glorious haul 😍 1mo
Billypar Great choices! I'm still unsure which Hustvedt I'll read next, so I'll be interested in your review of this one. I really liked Time's Arrow and Bell Jar. 1mo
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Liz_M @Billypar Given the length of the TBR it might be a few years before I get to it 1mo
Billypar Yeah, that makes sense: even with an author I really like, it probably works out to a couple years in between books on average (and I just read a Hustvedt this year). 1mo
BarbaraBB Time‘sArrow is so good! 1mo
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All the Names | Jos Saramago
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Essential Calvin & Hobbes, The
Lolita
I Heard the Owl Call My Name
Zorro
All the Names
Brothers Karamazov, The
East of Eden
Things They Carried, The
Hours, The

The #NameChallenge (especially for my long name of Elizabeth) looked rather fun, so I tagged myself!

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These are the series/big books I need to finish this year. Anniversaries is cut off to about the Jan.1, 1968 entry. 😁

arubabookwoman I absolutely loved the Galeano, though I‘ve only read the first two. 1mo
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I Remain in Darkness | Annie Ernaux
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I might have gone overboard at the #Brooklynbookfestival. #Bkbf

Suet624 Nope. I‘m proud of you. 😁 2mo
batsy Yes, that's a great haul! 2mo
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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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#7days7covers No explanations. #covercrush Day 7

tpixie 💝💝💝 2mo
Liz_M Thanks again for the tag @Rachel_nyc (and @BarbaraBB). And I am delighted that you have joined in @Graywacke, @sisilia, @Billypar, @mhillis, @hilded, @CareBear, @JenniferP! 😀 2mo
hilded Beautiful edition:) Thanks for the tag! 2mo
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Rachel_nyc Gorgeous edition! 2mo
Liz_M @hilded, @Rachel_nyc It's embossed, even. I don't particularly like the novel, but couldn't resist buying this edition! (edited) 2mo
Graywacke @Liz_M 🙂 2mo
Graywacke Beautiful cover 2mo
BookwormM Great cover 2mo
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Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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#7days7covers No explanation. #covercrush Day 6

I bet @JenniferP has some lovely book covers. Please join us: post 7 covers you love over 7 days, no explanation needed, try to tag a new litten each day.

JenniferP Fun! I‘ll see what I can come up with! 2mo
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#7days7covers No explanation. #covercrush Day 5

I think @CareBear hasn't posted covers yet. You in? Post 7 covers you love over 7 days, no explanation needed, try to tag a new litten each day.

CareBear I haven‘t! Thanks for the tag 🥰 2mo
BarbaraBB Great cover! I have my doubts about the book nevertheless 😉 2mo
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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#7days7covers No explanation. #covercrush Day 4

@hilded, care to play? Post 7 covers you love over 7 days, no explanation needed, try to tag a new litten each day.

hilded I‘ll play 😊 2mo
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Scarlet Letter | Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#7days7covers No explanation. #covercrush Day 3

@mhillis, you've posed some lovely covers in the past. Post 7 covers you love over 7 days, no explanation needed, tag a litten each day.

Liz_M @WomanRoars, if you're still out there, this one is your fault. 😃 (edited) 2mo
mhillis Thank you! Ok I‘ll start tomorrow💕 2mo
WomanRoars Bahaha they‘re the best! 2mo
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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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#7days7covers No explanation. #covercrush

@Billypar, care to play along? Post 7 covers you love over 7 days, no explanation needed.

LeahBergen I have Bonjour Tristesse waiting on my shelves. 👍🏻 2mo
Tanisha_A Ooh, I have the same edition of Giovanni's Room. 😍 2mo
Liz_M @LeahBergen It is a charming read (if you like devious teenagers). Enjoy! 2mo
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Billypar Oh wow- I completely missed this tag, but a belated thank you! Ended up playing anyway and it was good fun. 2mo
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#7days7covers No explanation. #covercrush (Day 2, take 2)

Liz_M I know, I know this is cheating. But I didn't consider the full range of choices before posting!

 @Rachel_nyc, @BarbaraBB, @Graywacke, @sisilia
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BarbaraBB Gorgeous! 2mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB It is the first new book I remember buying purely based on the cover. 😃 2mo
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Pere Goriot | Honor de Balzac
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#7Days7Covers Day 2

@sisilia, you may be the only person not playing yet. 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

sisilia 😆 Ok 👍🏻 Thanks, Liz! 2mo
BarbaraBB What a weird cover! It doesn‘t seem to have anything in common with the story itself?! 2mo
BarbaraBB @sisilia Looking forward to some #nyrb covers 😉 2mo
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#7days7covers No explanation. #covercrush

I think all the people I fillow have already been tagged, but I don't think @Graywacke has posted favorite covers yet. 😄

Liz_M Thanks for the tag @Rachel_nyc (and @BarbaraBB). (edited) 2mo
Rachel_nyc Ooh I‘ve never seen this cover of Dorian Gray. I 💗 it! 2mo
Liz_M @Rachel_nyc Penguin Deluxe, designed by Coralie Bickford Smith. Google her. 2mo
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Rachel_nyc @Liz_M I just did and am now following her on IG. What beautiful work she does! 2mo
BarbaraBB 😍😍 2mo
Graywacke Have not. Thinking. And that‘s a beautiful cover. (edited) 2mo
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"Yes, it's a local today, she agrees, smiling..."

This book was written in the late 1960s, yet I hear the above phrase at work at least once a week. I love that people have been having the exact same elevator small talk for decades, probably ever since elevators/subways were invented!

arubabookwoman I'm really liking it, but finding it's not conducive to reading 1 entry at a time. So much is being introduced-characters, family history, places, etc-that I am finding it becomes too choppy. So I'm reading a few days at a time, but not reading it every day. 2mo
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Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Titcomb Bookshop, Cape Cod, had to buy the book that I can't get from the library anytime in the near future.

Leftcoastzen Super cool! 3mo
Rachel_nyc Cool shop and I absolutely loved that 📖! 3mo
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I don't have any pictures hung in my teeny tiny apartment. The main decor is a #wallofbooks. @Eggs

SilversReviews Love the shelves!! 3mo
AceOnRoam Pictures are overrated! Love your shelves 🤩 3mo
Billypar Gorgeous! We should be getting a new shelf today, and it will be displacing a picture that I won't miss. #tinyapartmentbiglibrary 3mo
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Liz_M @Billypar 😂 I love your tag. So true! 3mo
Liz_M @AceOnRoam Says the woman with omnipresent real live views of the sea! 3mo
AceOnRoam Hehehe, I know, but if I had all of those books my boat would sink! #lovemye-books 3mo
Liz_M @AceOnRoam 😁 3mo
LeahBergen Walls of books are MUCH better! 3mo
arubabookwoman I love it! In our house of 30+ years that we sold in March, we had a 20+ foot wall of bookshelves (full) in the family room. In our apt I have only about a 3-4 feet wide shelf. The rest of the books (that I kept) are in storage until we move. (edited) 3mo
Amiable I love this so much! 😍 3mo
Eggs 💗👏🏻💗👏🏻💗 3mo
BarbaraBB Who needs pictures when having this view? 😍😍 3mo
BarbaraBB Also - that NYRB collection 😍 3mo
hilded Love it!! 3mo
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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Why oh why didn't I bring the book I had finished a week ago to brunch where I saw the absolute best matching drink??? #NYRBBookClub, @vivastory

vivastory That would make a great pairing! 3mo
BarbaraBB Great drink! What did you think of the book? 3mo
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And so it begins. One year in the life of Gesine Cresspahl in NYC in from August 20, 1967 to August 20, 1968.
#nyrb, #1001books, #reading1001

arubabookwoman Have you read this? I was thinking of reading it over time-one day‘s entry at a time. 3mo
Liz_M @arubabookwoman That is exactly what I am doing this year! You should find a copy quick 😉 3mo
arubabookwoman I have the NYRB set. I‘m going to try to read it day by day too, so I‘ve already read the 1st 2 entries, but I‘m horrible of keeping up with these things. 1967-68 was an important year for me. It was my senior year of HS. After being in Aruba for 16 yrs, we spent a year in NJ, and I went to the Jersey shore where the book begins several times in the summer of 67. I vividly remember the race riots and the Vietnam debacle. I think I‘ll like this. (edited) 3mo
Liz_M @arubabookwoman Amazing! 1967-68 was before my time so the book will have a different impact on me. But I already am fighting the urge to take photos of the specific locations mentioned -- to find the bank in which she works, to see if there is still a news kiosk at 96th and Bway. 3mo
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman @Liz_M How cool, you both reading this book a day at the time. I love the idea, as well as the photography and your investigation Liz and the fact that you lived there and then Deborah 💜 3mo
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Reservoir 13 | Jon McGregor
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My very first Litsy post was my Brooklyn Book Festival #bookhaul, almost two years ago. I have read three of the four books, but not the book I was the most excited about in the original post -- The Book of Disquiet.

@Lcsmcat

Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
BarbaraBB I still need to read that one too. I‘ve heard such great things and yet I keep postponing... 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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Guatemalan Masks: The Pieper Collection | Jeanne Pieper, Jim Pieper
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The Guatemalan restaurant in my neighborhood has many yummy omelets. But they are served with a side of blue corn tortillas which I don't know what to do with...? Wrap the omelet in tortillas and eat like a burrito? Use them for the side salad? Eat them plain? Anyone have any ideas? #BreakfastDilemna

BarbaraBB I have no clue but it all sounds yummy! 4mo
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Ivory Pearl | Jean-Patrick Manchette
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The five books I ordered from the #nyrb sale arrived today. 😔 Ivory Pearl where are you??? 😢

vivastory I have Sunflower. The others sound fantastic!! 4mo
BarbaraBB What kind of Proust is that? Not a part of In Search of Lost Times right? 4mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB One is Proust's housekeeper's reminiscences about Proust. 4mo
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Liz_M @BarbaraBB The other is a series of lectures the author gave to inmates while a prisoner of war in a Soviet camp 4mo
BarbaraBB Both seem so interesting! (edited) 4mo
Suet624 Wow. Lost Time sounds fascinating. 3mo
Liz_M @jenniferp two more Proust books for your collection? (edited) 3mo
BarbaraBB Do you have a Proust collection, @JenniferP ? I have still not finished our original buddy read, but I AM still reading 3mo
JenniferP @Liz_M @BarbaraBB I own the Albaret book but haven‘t read it yet. I hadn‘t heard of the other but will likely pick it up at some point. Thanks! 3mo
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Chess Story | Stefan Zweig
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I'm bringing my big-boy game to Saturday's discussion. #Nyrbbookclub @vivastory

merelybookish Nice! 4mo
vivastory Impressive! I've always wanted to learn. 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😎 4mo
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10:04: A Novel | Ben Lerner
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A summary of this novel might sound too familiar - a white, male, mildly successful writer living in Brooklyn rambles around the city ruminating on life. But this novelist is a published poet and the work seems unpolished, more of a collage than a coherent story. It is also very meta with the narrator including his novel, a variation on his life that we have already seen. I was distracted by the writerly analysis of real places that I know well.

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Sons and Lovers | D.H. Lawrence
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While packing to move, I went through my files and found my 11th grade AP English recommended reading list, prompting me to take Lawrence off the shelf. Only 6 more novels to go! #ListLover, #1001books

Graywacke How fun... and also, good job! 🙂 4mo
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Nyrb Classics 10th Anniversary Complete Collection | Various, RANDOM HOUSE INC, New York Review Book
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Hey #nyrbbookclub! #nyrb is having its 20th Anniversary sale! The more you buy, the more you save... 😌 😁
https://www.nyrb.com/collections/nyrb-classics-20th-anniversary-sale

batsy 😍 4mo
BarbaraBB Oh no 😍😍. Thanks for sharing! 4mo
Rachel_nyc This is great, thanks for sharing. I‘ve used ebooks through the library for our choices so far but I‘ve been wanting to start an NYRB physical collection and this is the perfect excuse to start! 4mo
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vivastory Thanks for sharing!! 4mo
GatheringBooks i just bought ten!! been on the lookout for this sale for over a month now! 4mo
BarbaraBB I filled up my shopping car and was happy as a baby but then I saw the shipping costs (70$) 😪. I thought it was free shipping but only in the US. Frustrating 😉 4mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB Oh no! Maybe you could get it shipped to your end-of-trip hotel? 😁 4mo
Liz_M @GatheringBooks I only bought 5 -- many titles I want are at Stand Books for 50% off, so I only got the onrs that the Stand doesn't have cheaper. 4mo
BarbaraBB I don‘t dare, it‘s an AirBnB in DC! 4mo
emilyhaldi I cut myself off at 6 😅 4mo
sisilia @BarbaraBB International shipping is the killer. I can only rely on Book Depository for affordable NYRB Classics 4mo
BarbaraBB @sisilia Me too, and on Bol.com, another cheap one where I live. But I‘m happy they both have them for affordable prices! 4mo
Liz_M @sisilia Or Better World Books if you buy them used! 4mo
sisilia @Liz_M Yes! I found the obscure copies of Simenon there 🎊 4mo
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David Copperfield | Dickens Charles
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Why yes, Keith Richards did name his guitar after a Dickens character. 😁

Info from Met Museum Play It Loud exhibit.

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Pedro Pramo | Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden
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And the rest of the splurge has some #1001books

arubabookwoman I loved Pedro Paramo so much I went back to the beginning and read it again immediately after I finished it. I had Locus Solus out of the library enjoying it, but not totally engrossed by it so I had to send it back to the library unfinished. I bought it for Kindle to finish but haven‘t gotten back to it. I read the Patrick White back around the time he won the Nobel, and remember loving it but nothing else. It‘s on my reread list. 5mo
arubabookwoman I also really liked Barabbas. Some good reading ahead. 5mo
Liz_M @arubabookwoman I was really intrigued by Ruflo's short stories and so I had to grab this! And the Barabbas is a replacement for an ugly, falling-apart 1962 paperback. 😀 (edited) 5mo
Graywacke 😳 - those are my eyes trying to expand my reading time and speed, while looking at your NYRB pictures... I actually own and once started Tree of Man. Promise I‘ll try it again, more patiently. 4mo
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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#nyrbbookclub, look what you made me do! 😡
😁 @vivastory

BarbaraBB 😍😍 5mo
vivastory Excellent stack!! I have White Walls & Twenty Thousand Streets. Both still TBR. 5mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 Judith Hearne has been calling my name (I‘ll probably buy it soon!) 5mo
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Liz_M @LeahBergen I am blaming @sisilia and her top six post for that title 😁 5mo
Liz_M @vivastory Isn't the cover for Twenty Thousand gorgeous? I wasn't going to buy it (preferring translated works), but couldn't resist the spine color and the art. (edited) 5mo
sisilia Oohhh, is this Housing Works? 🤤 5mo
Liz_M @sisilia Yes! They had SO MANY nyrb titles. 😁 5mo
sisilia @Liz_M They do! Also, Book Thug Nation at Williamsburg. 5mo
emilyhaldi Is it wrong to buy a NYRB just based on spine color and cover alone?! 😆😄🙃 I‘m about to go buy Twenty Thousand... (edited) 4mo
Liz_M @emilyhaldi Of course not! Sometimes it is the best way to judge a book. 😁 4mo
vivastory @emilyhaldi I completely agree with @Liz_M Plus it's pretty unlikely it'll be a dud. I have yet to be thoroughly disappointed by a NYRB 4mo
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Surprisingly, this hard-to-find #1001books title is available from the Mpls library, so I read it while visiting family in MN.

An engrossing story of a man's adventures in the backlands of Brazil as part of the many roving gangs of bandits fighting to conquer the land. Told in retrospect, it depicts his friendships, his respect for some leaders and disgust with others, and most of all his struggle to keep his humanity in spite of the battles.

Liz_M 3.5 🌟, #Reading1001 5mo
vivastory Did you go to the central location downtown? 5mo
Liz_M @vivastory No. My mum lives in St Paul and since it is road construction season we didn't venture into downtown Mpls at all this vacation. 5mo
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vivastory Completely understandable. I didn't make it to St. Paul very often when I lived in Minneapolis, but I remember there were some interesting bookstores & restaurants there. 5mo
arubabookwoman I‘ve been looking for that one forever! Good find! 5mo
Liz_M @arubabookwoman I debated letting the library know how for how much a used copy is currently listed on amazon. :-o 5mo
BarbaraBB I have a Dutch translation but haven‘t read it yet. Looking forward to your thoughts 3mo
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Story of a New Name | Elena Ferrante
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The second volume is more compelling than the first. The events described are more consequential and more soap opera-ish. However, my complaints remain the same -- there is too much telling, no showing (not a single description to be had) and the characters are still not three dimensional.

BarbaraBB The third instalment is the best I think. I‘d give it a try! 5mo
Graywacke (Don‘t tell @BarbaraBB ☺️but this was my favorite of the quartet. I loved the complicated relationships and the beach and how the tone changed with just a few touches) Hoping you connect with book 3, it is quite a bit different. 5mo
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After Claude | Iris Owens
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Where to begin.....?
#nyrbbookclub

Cathythoughts Indeed.... that‘s the question 5mo
BarbaraBB Lol 😂😂😂 I‘d mix them all up 🤣 5mo
LeahBergen Start with a couple of shots of the hard stuff. 😆 5mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB, @LeahBergen Are you trying to make a Harriet out of me? 5mo
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#BKBF is coming! Mark your calendars for Sep 22!

BarbaraBB I wish! 5mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB You are here for a summer road trip? Just extend it by several weeks/months 😁 5mo
BarbaraBB Good idea! I‘m sure my co-workers and my bank account would appreciate that too 🤣 5mo
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The Midnight Examiner | William Kotzwinkle
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Set in NYC's tabloid industry, it starts slow with the eccentric employees of a disreputable paper. But then a caper-plot creeps in--a model needs saving from a mob boss. Which leads to a battle between gangsters and newspaper staff, a voodoo priestess, crazy cab rides, kidnapping, and an assault on a gated mansion. I loved the way the characters framed events with potential tabloid headlines. It may not be great literature, but it was great fun.

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Wives and Daughters | Elizabeth Gaskell
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So, I cheated a little on the last one. 😁

#alphabetbookishquiz
@RealLifeReading

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Asphodel | Hilda Doolittle, Robert E. Spoo
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An autobiographical novel written in the 1920s but not published until after the author's death. It details the experience of a young female expat in France and London. The style is difficult to follow -- mostly stream-of-conscious, only obliquely referencing reality (so maybe it shouldn't have been my end of day with a glass of wine book?). The writing is beautiful but I never had a grasp on the events alluded to or felt any emotion. #1001books

Liz_M #Reading1001, 2.5 🌟 5mo
BarbaraBB That happens a lot to me while #reading1001... having no clue nor any emotion 😂 5mo
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Nyrb Classics 10th Anniversary Complete Collection | Various, RANDOM HOUSE INC, New York Review Book
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I moved this week and, of course, the books are being unpacked first. 😁 In the lower right are the read-owned nyrb books. The rest are TBR. :-o

#nyrbbookclub, @BarbaraBB @Billypar @vivastory

Billypar Gorgeous! Do you find yourself stopping what you're doing and just gazing at them? 6mo
BarbaraBB Unbelievable. I didn‘t even know there were so many! You don‘t need to buy any for the #NYRBBookClub I suppose? And I love the size of your TBR 😍😍 6mo
Theaelizabet Just...wow. 6mo
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Liz_M @Billypar They've been on the shelves for all of 14 hours, but are strategically placed in the view of my reading chair, so there will be much gazing . 😁 6mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB The nyrb catalog is extensive. This is probably less than 20% of a complete set. I don't, for example, own After Claude. :-S 6mo
Liz_M @Theaelizabet NYC bookstores are dangerously stocked with used editions. 😁 6mo
vivastory This is fantastic! I have had good luck with finding them at Half Price Books. 6mo
LeahBergen OHMYGOD. This is stunning! 😍😍😍 6mo
hilded Fantastic! Hope your move went well 😊 6mo
CafeMom That is one organized and colorful book shelf. 6mo
sisilia 😍 Wonderful! I‘m glad I‘m not the only one with bulging NYRB TBR 😆 6mo
Liz_M @vivastory I expect, with your being the leader of the bookclub and all, for you to catch in soon. 😉 6mo
Liz_M @vivastory I expect, with your being the leader of the bookclub and all, for you to catch in soon. 😉 6mo
Liz_M @hilded Moving isn't easy, so there were some difficulties. But the actual day of the move was perfectly smooth. 😀 6mo
hilded @Liz_M No, I know - it‘s pretty life consuming, especially when selling the old place. But glad the moving day itself went well 😊 6mo
Graywacke Love this bookshelf. Hope you‘re settling in. 6mo
AshleyHoss820 SO pretty!! 😍📚 5mo
AceOnRoam I feel like you just settled after your last move. Gorgeous books 😍 5mo
Liz_M @AceOnRoam Yeah, it's been a quite a year. 🙄 Looking forward to winning the lottery so I can follow in your footsteps (or whatever the appropriate sailing expression should be). 😁 5mo
AceOnRoam @Liz_M if I had waited for the lottery, I would still be working! I ended up moving to work in a country with a low tax rate which helped save lots of money to buy a ⛵ 5mo
Suet624 What a fantastic and stunning collection! 5mo
Liz_M @Suet624 Thanks! 🙂 5mo
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