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MEGR
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Super funny, laugh out loud audio book that I needed right now. BUT- I listened to it with headphones because i didn‘t want my kids and mother (who is visiting) to hear the colorful language 🤣

britt_brooke Good call on the headphones. 😂 I liked this one, too. 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I just loved this book of well crafted essays by architect Mark Smith. I picked it up at Hennessy + Ingalls in DTLA before quarantine. So glad I did!

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It‘s my wedding anniversary today! 17 years....and the sweetest thing I can do is let him sleep 💤...about to begin this book with a cup of tea and enjoy the quiet morning before it gets too hot 🥵

xicanti Happy anniversary! 2y
Reggie Happy Anniversary!!!🥳 2y
MEGR Thank you @xicanti and @Reggie ! 💙 2y
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Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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New read for the week 🥰

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Pickpick

Quick, informative read that describes the author‘s experience as a art history student and then working in the field. Drew lays out a string message about how art and activism can and should support each other. Whenever museums reopen, I will see the spaces, the people who work there and the ones who visit in a different light because of this book 📖

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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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I was floored with how many controversial issues and perspectives were part of the plot in this book! Very human stories, both heartbreaking and up lifting at the same time. This is a great read for people on both sides of the issues of abortion, gun control, and raising children.

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Pickpick

I think I read the book 5 years ago? Loved listening to the audio! Many happy hours (12 hours, 38 minutes) walking, cooking and cleaning while listening.

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Rodham | Curtis Sittenfeld
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️This audio book had me feeling angry, glad, unsure, curious, disgust, enthralled, motivated and just all around appreciative of a reimagined perspective of Hillary. So well narrated and I endorse this book 🤣🤎🙌

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Rather than chairs and tables, I preferred the ground, trees, and caves, for in those places I felt I could lean against the cheek of God.

Crazeedi 💗💗 2y
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The modern woman is a blur of activity. She is pressured to be all things to all people. The old knowing is long overdue.

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Gourmet Rhapsody | Muriel Barbery
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“....every day he would take great pains to cook himself a little mouthful of paradise, unaware of how refined his everyday fare was, a true gourmet; he lived every day as an authentic aesthete, where absolutely nothing was staged.”

Crazeedi Yum!💗 2y
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Gourmet Rhapsody | Muriel Barbery
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I know they are all unhappy because nobody loves the right person the way they should and because they don‘t understand that it‘s really their own self that they are mad at.

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Gourmet Rhapsody | Muriel Barbery
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How many old women in the countryside are gifted in this way with an extraordinary sensory intuition which they applied to their gardening, or to making herbal potions, or to cooking rabbit stew with time, old women who then die as unknown geniuses, their gift ignored by all....

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I may have cried by myself in the car a few times 😭

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Gourmet Rhapsody | Muriel Barbery
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“The real ordeal is not leaving those you love, but learning to live without those who don‘t love you.”

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Another Country | James Baldwin
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“She smiled, but the smoke she inhaled was bitter. When she had been safe and respectable, so had the world been safe and respectable; now the entire world was bitter with deceit and danger and loss; and which was the greater illusion?”

SamAnne Beautiful cactus flowers! 2y
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The Infinite Game | Simon Sinek
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Loved this audio book 📖 It is history, economics and ethics in one. It helped me understand the framework and language to discuss sustainability in our economy. It made me think about the effects of capitalism and how to survive it without getting caught up in it.

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Pickpick

Fun listen! I liked it much more than I thought I would!

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Another Country | James Baldwin
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“The trouble with a secret life is that it is very frequently a secret from the person who lives it and not at all a secret for the people he encounters.”

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Smarter Faster Better | Charles Duhigg
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I liked this audiobook. It kept me motivated and looking at tasks and work in general from a different perspective.

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Another Country | James Baldwin
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Vivaldo sat at his work table, struggling with a chapter which was not going well. He was terribly weary – he had worked in the bookstore all day and then come downtown to do a moving job – but this was not the reason for his paralysis. He did not seem to know enough about the people in his novel. They did not seem to trust him....the pattern he wished them to describe was clear to him. But it did not seem clear to them.

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Another Country | James Baldwin
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“If the world wasn‘t so full of dead folks maybe those of us that‘s trying to live wouldn‘t have to suffer so bad.”

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Another Country | James Baldwin
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“I‘ve always thought of you,” she said, “as a very nice person.” She gave his arm a little tap and pushed a crumpled bill into his hand. “It might help if you thought of yourself that way.”

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Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
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It has been on my shelf for YEARS...today I took it off and started 📖🧡

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 🧡🧡 3y
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White Fur | Jardine Libaire
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“If James Brown and Bauldelaire had a hermaphroditic bastard, babysat by Mr. Rodgers, who grew up to wear lilac matador pants-it would be Prince.”

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White Fur | Jardine Libaire
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She thinks in wild gardens, And his thoughts are espaliered into an introduction with a thesis, then supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.

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White Fur | Jardine Libaire
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“ Yeah. I‘m staying downtown. Working at an auction house.“
“What‘s that?“
“They sell people‘s belongings.“
“We call that a pawn shop, brother.”

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White Fur | Jardine Libaire
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She likes the mystery of that changeover, those fifteen minutes of sundown when the streets and trees and people and parked cars are delicate and immediate, every sound and smell and movement amplified by the lowest light or the lightest darkness. Even a city that‘s broken and dirty can, in that time, be divine and intimate.

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“I have found that anytime I am suffering, there is a good chance I am speaking to myself negatively in some way too...you cannot change what you do not observe.”

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Over the Top | Jonathan Van Ness
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Loving this 🦋

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White Fur | Jardine Libaire
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Rainy night reading 🤓🌧📖

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Over the past month or two, a few friends and one or two family members told me that I was being a little hard on myself. And that was based on what I said out loud! If they only knew what I think and don‘t say! Anyway, when I saw this book in the library last week I figured it might be worth checking out (pun intended 😂) Now that the libraries are closed for the time being I feel extra grateful that I have it.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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“There is soft air and yellow sunlight and drifting pollen where he was, and me and Pop embracing in the grass.”

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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“All the green of the earth in her hands.”

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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“The world is a tangle of jewels and gold spinning and throwing off sparks. I‘m already home.”

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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“Through Misty‘s narrow kitchen window I could see the tops of the trees turning from a dark velvet gray to orange, from palest orange to a pink the color of the inside of my mouth.”

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Late night reading 🥳

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Waiting room reading 🤓

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“Say what they say, some may doubt the existence of God, but everyone is certain of the existence of love.”

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This book was wonderful on different levels. First, because there are references and recommendations for places, writers, artists and musicians that inspire Cisneros. Second, the essays are masterful! Each one is a jewel. I admire her writing and the way she embraces the many follies of being human.

MsLeah8417 What‘s for lunch? 3y
MEGR @MsLeah8417 2 eggs on a flour tortilla with tomatillo salsa. It was 🙌 3y
MsLeah8417 Yum! I haven‘t made tomatillo salsa in a minute. It is so delicious! 3y
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“I have always been a day dreamer, and that is a lucky thing for a writer. Because what is a daydreamer if not another word for a thinker, visionary, intuitive—all wonderful words synonymous with “girl.””

Suet624 Love this photo. 3y
MEGR @Suet624 Thanks! It was taken in a parking lot! I came out of the store and the sky was a color bath 💕 3y
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“My family suffers stories no one dares to tell.”

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I do what I always do when I‘m lost: I take a nap. When I wake, I ask myself this: What is the story we won‘t tell? And when is the time to tell it?” 📸: Montage, Laguna Beach

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“It‘s not half as tiring to talk as it is to listen.”

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BUtterfield 8 | John O'Hara
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“When I‘m tempted buy a dress because I think it‘s going to be handy, I think twice about it. Those handy dresses, so-called, I should say a woman won‘t get as much out of one of those as she will out of a really frivolous dress.”

Cinfhen Those flowers are stunning!!!!!!!! 3y
MEGR Thank you @Cinfhen , it was taken at the Huntington Gardens 💕 3y
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“I do want to create art beyond rage. Rage is a place to begin, but not end.”

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“I want to believe that everyone falls in love with a book in much the same way one falls in love with a person, that one has an intimate, personal exchange, a mystical exchange, as spiritual And charged as the figure eight meaning infinity.”

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BUtterfield 8 | John O'Hara
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Reading it just for the cover 🙌

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”Books and more books, and more changes to the house one calls the self.”

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“And poetry, of course, is like magic.” “Bread,dreams and poetry. That‘s all I‘m after.”