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PagesOfKate

Joined December 2017

Book Hoarder. Pug Mother. Eternal Student.
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Arrogant Beggar | Anzia Yezierska
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Roughly an hour into the #24in48 readathon.... I'm thinking it'll be more like 12 in 48 for me. So far so good with this book, not exactly mind blowing stuff but an interesting critique of Progressivism and early twentieth century cultural imperialism.

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This is my stack for #24in48 I'm trying to get through some reading that I've been putting off but I doubt I'll make the 24 hour mark.

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Fearie Tales | Stephen Jones
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I think you must be some kind of book wizard @erzascarletbookgasm ... these are exactly the kind of books I'd choose for myself for a #shortstoryswap
David Sedaris is one of my favourite writers and I really wanted to add this one to my collection. Thanks so much for the great choices and all the extras - I'm loving the bookmarks and I'll be making use of the bag next time I head out to the library.
Thanks @CSeydel for organising - great fun!

CSeydel Oh those look terrific!! 1y
monalyisha Great package! Nice job, @erzascarletbookgasm 😎! (edited) 1y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m so glad you like everything! 💕 Thanks @monalyisha 😊 You did awesome in your package! (edited) 1y
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍 1y
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The Dante Club: A Novel | Matthew Pearl
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A group of scholars #high up in their ivory tower must make the descent necessary to solve the #mystery of a Dante inspired killer. A must-read for any fan of US literary history and/or Dante's Inferno.
"Rey, as he descended, couldn't escape the blurring words the man had chosen for whatever reason to bequeath unto him as his last act of life. Voi Ch'intrate. Voi Ch'intrate. You who enter. You who enter."
#quotsyjuly18 @TK-421

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Just read this super quick read and parts of it were incredibly beautiful and truly moving. The crow functions as one of the #tbirds - a trickster figure who reveals shadowy half-truths to the grieving father and his two sons.
#Juneitselectrifying
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 1y
vkois88 Interesting 1y
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The Book on the Bookshelf | Henry Petroski
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Two parcels arrived today. Opening day can't come soon enough!
#shortstoryswap
@CSeydel

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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A very happy opening day for me #foodimentarywatson Thanks so, so much @DivaDiane for all the great gifts.
I may have sampled a little too much of the fudge already but I'm taking a Friday Fun-day! Looking forward to trying the recipes and getting down to some serious reading.
Thanks again @wordslinger42

tammysue That‘s awesome - Diane sent an amazing box of goodies! 😍 1y
DivaDiane So glad you are pleased! The fudge is made by a woman I know from church. She sells locally and makes it all herself! Also, it occurred to me after I sent the package that maybe you don‘t drink green tea? I was afraid that might be affected by a caffeine-free lifestyle. I hope not, because when I saw the salted caramel flavoring, I thought I had to get it for you! 1y
DivaDiane Oh, and let me know if the recipes need clarification. I‘m American, so the measurements might be a stumbling block! 1y
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PagesOfKate Not to worry @DivaDiane it's always good to have different teas in the cupboard at home for when we have visitors, not everyone sticks to my strange dietary preferences! The fudge is amazing quality, I can't believe it's home made, pass on my compliments to the chef! I've used a few US recipes in the past so I should be good measurements wise. Hopefully this doesn't turn into a case of famous last words! 1y
wordslinger42 What an amazing box of goodies!! Ooh, I'll have to see if I can find that salted caramel green tea 💚 1y
RadicalReader @PagesOfKate love your username. Nice to encounter more ravenous readers and pugs are adorable!! 1y
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Definitely an appropriate choice for #coolrider
Aside from giving you a glimpse at the life and quasi kinship bonds formed by members of biker gangs Thompson unpacks how the media sensationalises and demonizes groups who choose to live outside the bounds of conventional society.
#Juneitselectrifying
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 Sounds interesting! 1y
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I found this book quite heavy going, unnecessarily so IMO. In places enjoyable but overall comes across as intellectual posturing piffle.
#Frenchy
#Juneitselectrifying
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 Oh ew... 1y
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Big Package | Opal Carew
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My lovely postman just dropped off this #foodimentarywatson package. V excited for opening day.
Thanks @DivaDiane and thanks to @wordslinger42 for organising.

DivaDiane Wow! 1 day! I‘m impressed Royal Mail! 1y
wordslinger42 You're so welcome!! Thanks for joining in on the fun! 😄 1y
PagesOfKate That's a super quick delivery! Has my parcel got to you yet @DivaDiane , I had hoped it would be with you by now. 1y
DivaDiane Oh, yes! I‘m sorry I should‘ve let you know. It arrived on Monday! 1y
PagesOfKate No worries, glad it made it's way to you safely. @DivaDiane 1y
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Invisible Man | Ralph Ellison
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The nameless protagonist in Ellison's Invisible Man gives me some GOT feels; in order to wear a mask you have to become no one. "All men must serve. Faceless men most of all".
#whosthatguy #Juneitselectrifying
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 👍👍 1y
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These two Grace Paley books arrived today and I have to admit the #sobaditsgood covers were the main reason I decided to finally purchase them!
I'm yet to read them so can't really comment on the content but I'm certain there will be a #girlforallseasons in these short stories.
#Juneitselectrifying
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@vkois88

merelybookish I love Virago Modern Classics. Even with weird cover art! 💚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love them!!! ❤️❤️ 2y
vkois88 Oh my goodness lol, they're awesome 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Interesting covers! 👍 2y
LeahBergen Those covers are fantastic! 1y
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Dropping another Litsy parcel off at the post office this afternoon. Fingers crossed the edible elements of it survive the journey intact.
#foodimentarywatson
@wordslinger42
@DivaDiane

Bookishthoughts Cute paper! 2y
wordslinger42 I love the wrapping paper!! 2y
PagesOfKate Thanks @LazyDays @wordslinger42 it's from a collection of manuscripts from the British Library. Part of the Magna Carta 1y
DivaDiane Oh wow! I can‘t wait!! 1y
RadicalReader @PagesOfKate absolutely perfect pairing the wonderful combination of food and books 1y
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Fingers crossed this package arrives in one piece at the correct location!
No gift wrap this time... unless you class Amazon's excessive cardboard packaging as wrapping paper.
#shortstoryswap
@CSeydel

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Rad Rides: The Best BMX Bikes of All Time | Gavin Lucas, Intercity, Stuart Robinson
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Green or blue
Winter
Not a big fan of genre boxes! I guess I read alot of post-modern and post post-modern literature.... and that doesn't sound at all pretentious!
Reading, yoga, and pug wrangling.
Dark chocolate, almonds, anything salted caramel flavoured, and fruit.
Water, peppermint tea, and if I'm being less than saintly, cherry cream soda or rose lemonade.
Book marks or book bags.
I hope this helps! @DivaDiane
Anyone else fancy it?

DivaDiane Yes! Thank you! 2y
RadicalReader @PagesOfKate I absolutely love the combination of salted Carmel and hot cocoa 1y
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Thanks so much @LoveToReadLiveToRead and @BookaholicNatty for arranging this replacement package for #funinthesunsummerbookswap
Mr Bear is very interested in the sweets and will probably be keeping a very close eye on proceedings to see if he's in with a chance of getting any!
Both books look fantastic. Looking forward to getting down to some serious reading in the very near future.
#Onehappylitten

LoveToReadLiveToRead Fab, glad it arrived safe and sound! Hope you enjoy the books. I loved Tin Man xx 2y
BookaholicNatty @PagesOfKate yay!!!!!!! I missed this post somehow! But I‘m so glad it came! I apologize for the match you had not following thru but am so very grateful to @LoveToReadLiveToRead for being a super awesome Litten and stepping up! You both are such great gals and I am so glad I know both of you! @PagesOfKate I hope your swap experience wasn‘t too bad of an experience! Much love! ❤️❤️❤️😘 2y
BookaholicNatty What were the books I can‘t see them very well lol just curious! I‘m always nosey 😂😂 (edited) 2y
PagesOfKate Strangely enough my swap experience turned out to be very positive because of the minor problems @BookaholicNatty It definitely revived my faith in the general goodness of humanity! The books are The Largesse of The Sea Maiden and Tin Man. I really love seeing other Litten's posts on opening days to see what swag they've received, so I completely understand the noseyness! 2y
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I haven't been very active lately, reading has taken a bit of a back seat. Instead I've been stubbornly battling onwards with a diy fitted kitchen and living room revamp. As a result all of my books are piled up in the upstairs of our house.... I'm sure this isn't really a fire hazard! On the plus side my upper arms have been getting a great work out from all the heavy lifting 🙄
#Igotninetynineproblemsbutreadingaintone
#Forthehoard

MommyOfTwo 🤭 2y
kaysworld1 Be still my beating heart 💞 what a picture ♥ 2y
Suet624 Wow!!! 2y
RadicalReader @PagesOfKate this is the ultimate definition of paradise who wouldn‘t want to live amongst the domesticated books 1y
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There truly are some incredibly kind and generous people in this book loving community.
This book has been on my TBR list for a while now and looks like a great read but more importantly than that this genuinely selfless act has made my day.
Thanks so much to @BookaholicNatty for not only organising the #funinthesunsummerbookswap but for also stepping in last minute to send me a gift when my swap partner went AWOL. Much appreciated.

BookaholicNatty @PagesOfKate there should be another one too!!!! Is that what the outside of the book looks like or did it get beat up? If so I can do a replacement! So glad you got it in time to at least have one thing to open today! And I will make sure you get a replacement person if you match doesn‘t respond to me! So you will get a normal package too! ❤️😘at least I now know how to get something cheaply to the uk quickly from the us😂😂 2y
PagesOfKate The book is supposed to look like a tastefully aged VHS case but is in perfect condition! I'll keep my eye out for another parcel in the post. It's super handy that you can use Amazon to mail out gifts quickly internationally. Definitely will be making use of that feature myself in the future. @BookaholicNatty 2y
BookaholicNatty @PagesOfKate hey hey! Did you AWOL matchs stuff ever get to you like she said it was going to?? (edited) 2y
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BookaholicNatty Your replacement box should be there this week I would think. I believe it was mailed yesterday or today! ❤️ 2y
PagesOfKate Hey @BookaholicNatty ! Nope, the parcel never turned up... I'm sure it just got lost in the post, or maybe it was struck down by some mysterious illness! I did ask for the tracking number after it was 'sent' but never heard back. I'll keep an eye out for the replacement box. Thanks again for organising a stand in, it'll make for a lovely break from the horrors of DIY! 2y
BookaholicNatty @PagesOfKate ❤️ of course! Let us know when it arrives! 😘 2y
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Drew Friedman's Sideshow Freaks | Drew Friedman, K. Bidus
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All the fun of the fair - in book form!
#funhouse #getmovin
@Cinfhen @eanderson

Cinfhen The cover is misleading ~ it looks scary but it‘s probably more interesting and fascinating 2y
Abe @Cinfhen it is more interesting/fascinating than scary. 6mo
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Whoops, missed a few days. Too much work is never fun, I've missed my Litsy life!
I read too much Brer Rabbit as a kid and I'm always rooting for the trickster.
#thejokerandthethief #getmovin
@Cinfhen @eanderson

Centique This sounds like a really cool book. Some of the stories collected by Zora Neale Hurston? Whoa! 😍😍 2y
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Wainwright describes 49 lakeland passes in this guide to the ancient #higherground routes once used by valley communities. Beautiful photos accompany the text and the combination makes for an evocative read. I can't find this book on litsy but the tagged one is a similar beast.
#getmovin @Cinfhen @eanderson

Cinfhen You manage to surprise me EVERY day with a new to me book/author 😊 2y
PagesOfKate I hope it's the good kind of surprise! That's what I love about Litsy, finding new authors and adding even more books to mount TBR. 2y
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On my way to the post office. I'm remaining hopeful that the delivery of this #funinthesunsummerbookswap parcel will bring about some sunny weather!
@BookaholicNatty

BookaholicNatty Wooohooo @PagesOfKate yesssssss!! Warm weather! It‘s starting to warm up here in PA!! 🌞❤️🎁 2y
BookaholicNatty Thanks for being so timely!!! Your match is going to be so excited! (edited) 2y
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Against the Grain (a Rebours) | Joris Karl Huysmans
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The uber decadent Duc Jean des Esseintes is sealed off in his own personal museum, consumed by a #selfishlove of the arts.
What could be more #badandboujee than a pet tortoise complete with a gold and gem encrusted shell! Fin de Siècle grotesquerie abounds in this bizarro novel.
#aprella @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch

Mdargusch This guy sounds totally boujee and crazy! 2y
Reviewsbylola That‘s totally boujee! 🐢 2y
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Reviewsbylola This sounds really interesting. 2y
Mdargusch Great pick! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
emilyhaldi I'm intrigued! 2y
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Cabinets of Curiosities | Patrick Mauris
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This book is pretty much refined hoarder porn - goes without saying that it's a great read! Never #cleaninoutmycloset
#aprella @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola

julesG Stacked, because of 'refined hoarder porn' 2y
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 hoarder porn, omg. 2y
emilyhaldi Lol, you're speaking my language!!! #stacked 2y
Mdargusch You‘re speaking my language too! 2y
Cinfhen Ha! We have a new hashtag #refinedhoarderporn 😃 2y
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The Great Crash 1929 | John Kenneth Galbraith
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Mdargusch Good pick! 👍🏼 2y
emilyhaldi Looks very informative!!🤓💸 2y
TricksyTails 😍😍😍 Ohhh I need this Vader print!!! 🖤 2y
PagesOfKate I thought it was a good fit for today prompt @TricksyTails Its a notebook I picked up from Sainsburys a while back but it's too pretty to write in- strictly shelf of treasures material! 2y
TricksyTails I could never bring myself to write in it! It‘s too gorgeous! 😍🖤 2y
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Paradise | Toni Morrison
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"They shoot the white girl first"
#PlotTwist on the first line of page one! Morrison really makes you consider the racecraft at work in U.S. society.
@Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen

Reviewsbylola This is one of hers I haven‘t read yet. 2y
emilyhaldi I haven't read any Morrison 😬 but I probably should! This one sounds good 👍🏻 2y
RaimeyGallant Interesting. 2y
Mdargusch That opening line! Your photo and that book cover are 👌🏼too! 2y
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I Know How to Cook | Ginette Mathiot
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I'm always the one who gets stuck making our #dinnerfortwo - probably because my SO's culinary skills only extend as far as switching on the oven!
This is the holy grail of cook books as far as I'm concerned. It's a mammoth book and the only one you'll ever need on your bookshelf.
#aprella @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch

LeahBergen I love the cover! 2y
Mdargusch Good to know about. I usually just get my recipes from Pinterest now but sounds like a good one. 2y
mabell How cool! Is it similar to Joy of Cooking? 2y
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Reviewsbylola I love that cover!!!!! 2y
emilyhaldi Wow it‘s beautiful and has good recipes?! Only cookbook I‘ll ever need?! SOLD!!! 2y
Cinfhen I love finding new cookbooks and this one sounds 🙌🏻💕will definitely check it out 2y
PagesOfKate I've never read joy of cooking @mabell but I had a quick look at the blurb on here. Joy of Cooking seems quite different in terms of the inspiration behind the recipes but similar in scope. Seems a good read- I'll have to take a look. 2y
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Jerusalem | Alan Moore
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The Boroughs in Northhampton provides the backdrop for the epic Jerusalem. This Oikos is an #englishhouse which remains true to Moore's heritage and literary style. Could do with being hacked away at to make a more succinct, sharply formed novel but in spite of these flaws it's an unforgettable read - for all the right reasons!
#aprella @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Major #pagecountphobia going on with this book!!! #BigBookMonitorAlert @minkyb 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 2y
emilyhaldi Damn that's a real #chunkster 2y
Reviewsbylola Whoa 😱😱 2y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit What a lovely edition! I started this awhile back, but stopped when I realized what a complex work it is. I didn‘t have time at that point to give it the attention it deserves. Hopefully I can tackle it this summer. I absolutely loved what I read, but it needs to be read slowly and closely to get the full experience. 2y
minkyb Totally @Cinfhen 📚📚📚📚📚5 stack alert! 2y
Mdargusch Reading that sounds like a Labor of Love! 2y
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Ovid Metamorphosed | Philip Terry
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Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
emilyhaldi Classic 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Mdargusch That cover! ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen Ovid is so good. ❤️ (edited) 2y
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Doomed | Chuck Palahniuk
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The first one was damn good, so maybe the sequel was always #doomed to be a failure.
#aprella @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

Reviewsbylola Wow, I had no idea there even was a sequel!! 2y
emilyhaldi I hate it when the sequels don‘t live up to the original! 👎🏻👎🏻 2y
Cinfhen I‘ve rarely read a good sequel 🙄 2y
PagesOfKate Trust me @Reviewsbylola this is one of those sequels that seems less about plot and more about the author making some $$$ - not worth the effort. 2y
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A Scanner Darkly | Philip K. Dick
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Holy calamity it's #virtualinsanity - time to suit up! Bob Arctor/Fred bears witness to the destructive nature of Substance D by posing as an addict.
This vision of a troubled near future is loosely inspired by Philp K Dick's own experiences with drugs.
#aprella @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

emilyhaldi Ahhh yes, another author whose drug use influenced his writing. Trippy!! 2y
Mdargusch Sounds crazy. 2y
Reviewsbylola This is one author I know I wouldn‘t enjoy. 2y
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Jesus' Son: Stories | Denis Johnson
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A bit of the old decorum and decay. A mobius strip for U.S. and the addict alike.
#highforthis #aprella
@Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

Reviewsbylola This one is new to me! 2y
Mdargusch New to me too! 2y
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A fading writer on holiday in Venice becomes obsessed with a beautiful boy. Is it the lure of unspoilt beauty or the physical reminder of his own lost youth that draws him ever closer, forever longing.
#rip2myyouth #aprella
@Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

Reviewsbylola I vaguely remember reading this in college. 2y
emilyhaldi Ooohhh this is so fitting. Sounds good!! 2y
Cinfhen Cool cover...you always post the most interesting titles 2y
PagesOfKate Same, way back when I was an undergrad @Reviewsbylola Probably one of the few books on that module that didn't make me regret my choice of degree! 2y
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The men and women documented in this book are employed in dying professions. The publication date is 1990, so some of these jobs will have completely vanished from #newyork society by now.
On a more positive note, I managed to pick this book up from the Amazon outlet store for £2.93 - who doesn't love a good bargain!
#bookforager #aprella
@Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

Reviewsbylola That looks like a really cool book and I love your photo. 😍 2y
emilyhaldi Very cool book ✨ 2y
Mdargusch That book looks very interesting and your photo is 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 2y
Cinfhen Echoing my lovely cohosts 😍 2y
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The Hearing Trumpet | Leonora Carrington
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Happy Easter! I'm sick of the sight of chocolate and my feet have suffered through another year of bunny shoes but I wouldn't change a thing!
The Hearing Trumpet was my #firsttime reading Leonora Carrington. It remains one of my favourite stories - I love a myth mash-up.
#aprella @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

rubyslippersreads ❤️🐰👠 2y
Susanita Oh snap! I can eat chocolate again! Thanks for the reminder. 😀 2y
julesG Love the shoes. 2y
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Lcsmcat Bunny shoes?!?!?!? Why have I not seen these before? 2y
Reviewsbylola Those shoes are everything!!! 🐰 2y
Cinfhen THOSE SHOES💋 2y
Christine11 Those shoes are amazing! 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this pic!!! 🐰 2y
Mdargusch Omg those shoes 😍😍😍 2y
emilyhaldi Those shoes are fabulous!👏🏻 2y
PagesOfKate Thanks @rubyslippersreads @Susanita @julesG @Lcsmcat @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @Christine11 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi I'm a big fan of shoes that are a little quirky. You can't really wear them on a daily basis but I do love my fun holiday shoes... even if other members of the household would rather see them given to charity! 2y
DivineDiana These are spectacular! 🐰 2y
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Finally levered myself out of bed 7 hours after waking up and have made it downstairs to open my #easterbasketbookswap ! Thanks so much for all your thoughtful, generous gifts @kaysworld1
Can't wait to get started on the books and the chocolate. The pen and notepad are giving me some old-school feels! Love it all.
Thanks for organising this eggstra special swap @JoeStalksBeck

kaysworld1 Glad you liked it, I swear by pen to paper 😃xxxxxx 2y
kaysworld1 @PagesOfKate I didn't know what was too much or not enough so I just filled it till I was happy. Happy Easter x 2y
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A great way to end #MarchintoOz
I'm probably a little bit too keen on travel writing - some may say obsessed. I can't pick a favourite so I'm going with one of the modern greats, Paul Theroux.
#wideopenroad
Thanks for organising @Cinfhen @Lizpixie ... another great month of fun, inventive prompts.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Loved Hotel Honolulu! 2y
Cinfhen Thanks so much for joining in all month 💋I enjoyed seeing your choices🙌🏻 2y
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The Piano Teacher | Elfriede Jelinek, Joachim Neugroschel
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"The daughter doesn't yet know whether she will commit murder or throw herself at the man's feet and kiss them." #fallatyourfeet
When it comes to this novel I can never make up my mind, the characters are a dizzying whirl of contradictions. The fragile line drawn between love and hate throughout the text becomes part of my response as a reader. No one gets off lightly under Jelinek's shrewd gaze.
#MarchintoOz

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The White Album | Joan Didion
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Some love for women in music and the women writing about music.
#soundsofthen
#MarchintoOz @Cinfhen @Lizpixie

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It's arrived! The long Easter weekend is looking even better now - come rain or shine I'll be in a sunny mood. Thanks @kaysworld1
@JoeStalksBeck #easterbasketbookswap

kaysworld1 Wow that was quick so glad you got it x 2y
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Atomised | Michel Houellebecq
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Bruno is #abadboyforlove ...well anything that approximates his distorted idea of love at least. A loveless novel with the id and ego brothers positioned at the decaying center.
#MarchintoOz @Cinfhen @Lizpixie

LeahBergen That Wordsworth set! 😍😍 2y
PagesOfKate @LeahBergen They've just been passed on to me, my mum inherited the set from her aunt. Unfortunately the third book is missing but it's still a beautiful collection. For once my mum's hoarding tendencies have paid off! 2y
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Bound for Glory | Woody Guthrie
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Hobo Chic and Railroad Blues.
It's time to hit the road.... #wevegottagetoutofthisplace
#MarchintoOz @Cinfhen @Lizpixie

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Cane | Jean Toomer
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Through the use of an experimental, collage form Jean Toomer succeeds in creating a realistic representation of a fractured nation. The narrative ruptures are not repaired but the #sunshine at the end of Cane suggests the possibility of a rebirth for a divided U.S and spectral South.
An excellent read that I can best sum up as a cross-road blues.
#MarchintoOz @Cinfhen @Lizpixie

Cinfhen ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️ 2y
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I find #myhappiness in many different people, places, and books. This picture of happiness is of the furry variety. The ultimate nap companion and parader of toys, Mr Bear.
#MarchintoOz @Cinfhen @Lizpixie

AmyG Oh my ❤️ 2y
eanderson OH Pug!!! I love pugs! 💕 2y
TommieMarie74 That face! 😍💕😍💕😍 2y
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rohit-sawant 🐶🐶😍😍 2y
rubyslippersreads What an adorable pugling! 😍🐶😍❤️ 2y
LeahBergen His tongue! 😍😍 2y
JoScho So much love for this! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Cinfhen OMG!!! Mr. Bear is soooo cute!!!! 2y
Oblomov26 So cute 2y
RadicalReader @PagesOfKate this seriously needs to be a meme never seen a picture more worthy of a thousand words 1y
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Beyond Good and Evil | Friedrich Nietzsche
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Not really Friday Funday reading material but a nun with candy always lightens the mood!
#Dontbelieveanymore #MarchintoOz
@Cinfhen @Lizpixie

Cinfhen Cute pic💜 2y
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Polaroids: Mapplethorpe | Whitney Museum of American Art, Sylvia Wolf
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Polaroids is a great book because it gives you a glimpse of an emerging artist #livinginthe70s . Just Kids is equally as fascinating for similar reasons. Overall, they work well together, functioning as a brilliant mesh of visual and written forms of creative expression.
#PerfectPairings #MarchintoOz
@Cinfhen @Lizpixie

JenniferJarrell I love Patti Smith and I loved Just Kids. 2y
CarolynM Brilliant! I love Mapplethorpe, it really frustrates me how much of the debate about his work centres on the more "adult" images. His flowers and portraits are just amazing. (edited) 2y
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That Salty Air | Tim Sievert
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Man vs mega octopus...ok, it's more to do with man's battle with nature whilst trying to be this uber-macho, omnipotent provider... but let's just focus on the octopus!
#monomania #deepwater #MarchintoOz
@Cinfhen @Lizpixie

DGRachel I love that flamingo! 2y
rubyslippersreads Great photo! 😍 2y
Lizpixie That flamingo is sweet!💕 2y
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PagesOfKate Thanks @DGRachel @rubyslippersreads @Lizpixie I inherited him from my grandma. Sadly, he experienced a terrible tragedy and now has superglued neck. 2y
Cinfhen Ha!!! I‘d like to focus on that awesome flamingo 💗💗💗sorry to hear he suffered an injury 😉 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Mega octopus, you say? I‘m intrigued. 2y
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Love & Luck | Jenna Evans Welch
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12 years today! I think the 🍀boozy holiday🍀 helps my partner remember its also our day.
#ishouldbesolucky #MarchintoOz
@Cinfhen @Lizpixie

Cinfhen Happy anniversary 🎉💕😀🥂fabulous photo 💚💚💚💚💚 2y
batsy Happy anniversary! 💘🥂 2y
LeahBergen Happy Anniversary! 📚📚 2y
PagesOfKate Thanks. Think I over indulged just a little - back to the calorie counting I go! @Cinfhen @batsy @LeahBergen 2y
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