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Purpleness

Joined May 2016

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Sorry for the awkward, stitched together image, but I wanted to share the opening of this essay from a collection of modern Cambodian literature. I think a lot of us can sympathize with the frustration of dealing with those who just don‘t get it.

Sace I totally get the frustration! 2mo
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DrawingSustenance Awesome. 😯 2mo
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One of those, “Well, they‘re not wrong” moments...I mean, technically once you‘ve gutted a snake, it‘s not going anywhere.

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Genghis Khan‘s greatest struggle in life was not to conquer so many tribes, cities, and nations... but to make them live together in a cohesive society under one government.

Suet624 Interesting. 3mo
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Nothing enslaves more than that which we think we cannot live without

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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That only by forgiveness could she forget-and that forgiveness was not a single act, but a matter of constant practice.

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This set of imagery is thus associated with both subjugation and ascendancy: the conquered, the subjects of the Roman Empire, come together in a scene of ultimate triumph.

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The Swan Thieves: A Novel | Elizabeth Kostova
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Mehso-so

I‘m never quite sure how much I enjoy Elizabeth Kostova. As with her other book that I‘ve read (The Historian), I can recognise the artistry in her work and pieces of the story will probably stick with me. But it does drag on a bit, and I definitely read some parts just to get through it.

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The Swan Thieves: A Novel | Elizabeth Kostova
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I never knew Voldemort was an American volunteer in Cambodia in the 1990‘s. Strange the double lives people can lead😜

Heideschrampf WHAT??? Voldemort made HIV happen?! Have you sent this to JKR via twitter? 5mo
Purpleness @Heideschrampf Well, technically, he was just there at the time helping set up fair elections. There‘s no evidence that he personally caused HIV to come to Cambodia, but some volunteers and/or NGO employees did. 5mo
Heideschrampf I'm sure if we dig deeper there'll be evidence of him in the 1980s ape reserves in the kongo... we've figured out his master plan! Use the muggles carnal instincts to KILL THE ALL! 5mo
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Tanisha_A 😅 5mo
julesG 😂😂😂😂 I second tweeting to JKR. 5mo
Caroline2 😂 5mo
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Well, that‘s one attitude towards food poisoning🤢

Nute That‘s a worrisome statement!😳 5mo
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Libby1 ❤️ 8mo
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The World Wars | Ruth Brocklehurst, Paul Dowswell
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Had a bit of a moment at Elliot Bay Bookshop today😜 Great bookstore aside from making me wonder which wars they considered World Wars in order to make 7.

IamIamIam 😂😂😂😂 8mo
Texreader 🤣 yep that caused me to pause! 8mo
Tanisha_A Hahahhaa 8mo
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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Tanisha_A 😂 8mo
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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Defending her own books from those who say they‘re too long, perhaps? 😜

Birdsong28 I thought that myself when I heard it!! (I listen to this series) She likes to get things in like this at every opportunity, which I say good on her! 😁📚📖 8mo
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It seems almost no one‘s life ends up taking the shape first imagined for it.

Eyelit Truth 8mo
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I‘d been craving some historical fiction, and this was a good choice. It covers the hard, but celebrated, lives of the Dionne quintuplets through the eyes of a young woman who helps care for them.

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Hummahuk knew what many have long forgotten: A story well told is eternal.

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Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated...

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If you must see to know, you will miss many things that are real.

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Yes, I‘m sure that will solve the entire problem.🤨

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The Victory Garden | Rhys Bowen
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Mehso-so

A quick cosy read, but it felt a little rushed at the end with too many little subplots barely explored.

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Just gonna leave this here...

CarolynM 😂😂😂 9mo
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I can always on count on Jasper Fforde for just the right kind of ridiculousness.

RealLifeReading 😂 10mo
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Some things in this book are what you would expect if you‘re at all familiar with North American Christian culture. Some are not.

Libby1 I thought I was as familiar as one could possibly be with that culture but I don‘t know this one! 🦅 10mo
Libby1 Isaiah? They that wait on the Lord? 10mo
AlaMich I....don‘t get it. 🤔 10mo
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Isaiah 40:31

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
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LiterRohde Talking about prayer and reading the Bible as a source of strength. I think that fits with the quote. No? 10mo
Purpleness Yeah, it‘s a reference to Isaiah 40:31, but I still wasn‘t expecting someone to have an actual eagle as part of their wedding ceremony. (edited) 10mo
rwmg But what did they do with rhe eagle? Did it just sit there or did they release it to mount up.with wings? 10mo
Purpleness It seems like it just sat there through the service. 10mo
Millesent Very pithy book, and so typical of John Acuff‘s humor. I enjoy all of his books. 🤗 3mo
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People value shiny stones and lucky charms, but they forget that the most powerful talismans of all are the stories that we tell to ourselves and to others.

Llanphear I just finished this book today. 😍😍 it‘s so wonderful! 10mo
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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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Glad I finished this one at home with no witnesses to my bawling. Beautiful, poetic, and gut-wrenching.

StaceyKondla I loved this book so much as well - gorgeous writing and a wholly emotional family epic ❤️ 10mo
manicdirteater I just snagged this one from the library and I‘m excited to read it. 10mo
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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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Starting Bridge of Clay! So excited for this one

StaceyKondla I absolutely loved this book! A gorgeous and sweeping family epic full of raw emotion ❤️ 10mo
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The Wolves of Winter | Tyrell Johnson
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And done! Just a few minutes to spare in my time zone. #24in48

Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🎉🥳 11mo
Megabooks 🎉🥳🥳🎊 11mo
Booksnchill Hooray!!!🥳🥳 11mo
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Simona 👏👏👏Congrats🤘 11mo
Worldforreading Great 🎉 11mo
sprainedbrain Woohoo! 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
PurpleyPumpkin Fantastic!🎉 11mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 11mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 11mo
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The Wolves of Winter | Tyrell Johnson
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Reading this passage, while timing my reading for #24in48 😜

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Finished this really interesting look at world history! #24in48

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We are all directly affected by the power politics going on thousands of miles away. #24in48

suzisteffen Isn‘t THAT the truth. 11mo
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Finally off to bed, satisfied at the dent I‘ve made in The Silk Roads. #24in48

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Doing better than I thought I would, considering I had to work this afternoon. #24in48

Soubhiville Nice! 11mo
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The Reptile Room | Lemony Snicket
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#24in48 #bookshelfie! Super sleepy from getting up early to read, but some good strong tea is helping

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Book “stack” for #24in48! Heavy on short, light audio books to balance out my chunkster non-fiction.

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I‘m trying to picture this, and I have so many questions. How was he able to articulate this with all of his fingers in his mouth? Even if he could say it, how did he make it sound angry and serious, rather than ridiculous?

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It is easy to mould the past into a shape that we find convenient and accessible.

BookishMarginalia The present too, me thinks. 11mo
suzisteffen This book sounds amazing. Will put it on my list! 11mo
Weaponxgirl I‘m reading this at the moment too! Been taking my time with it as it has a lot of information inside 😁 11mo
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Only 18 days late! Finally finished #passportlitsy ! 45 countries, and lots of inspiring, thought-provoking, and memorable books I never would have found if I wasn‘t doing this challenge

RachelO Congratulations! That‘s an awesome achievement. Can you recommend a couple of your favourites? 11mo
Purpleness Sure! For fiction: The Hero‘s Walk by Anita Rau Badami; Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan; and Woman of Ashes by Mia Cuoto, and for non-fiction: Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee; Enemies and Neighbors by Ian Black; and The Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford. Edit: just realised I didn‘t tag you, @RachelO (edited) 11mo
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The censors who sliced the pages did not destroy the history; they only hampered our ability to see it. #passportlitsy #Mongolia

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Page 5, and this is already breaking my heart. #passportlitsy #Mozambique

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The Dread Pirate Roberts! #passportlitsy #StMartin

Leniverse So he was really just the dread pirate robber? 😂 12mo
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I really want to know more about this old woman who travelled with pirates. #passportlitsy #StMartin

DivineDiana Yes!!! 12mo
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Blackadder as a pirate! #passportlitsy #StMartin

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 12mo
julesG 😂😂😂 12mo
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The Last Bookaneer | Matthew Pearl
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Fortunately, there was a bookshop. #passportlitsy #Samoa

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How? How does a live leopard escape attention going through customs? #passportlitsy #ReunionIsland