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SRWCF

Joined December 2021

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Run or Die by Kilian Jornet
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A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
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The Morels | Christopher Hacker
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It was a glorious day of mushroom hunting for my husband and me. We bagged 4.5 lbs of morels! 😋😋😋

AmyG Oh wow! 1w
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Run or Die | Kilian Jornet
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"Once you have chosen your path, follow it confidently."

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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My mom told me my sister had stopped believing in God.

"No," I whispered." "Yes," said my mom.

"That f*cking library card, man!"

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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"I live with my father, Ray Nickel, in that low brick bungalow out on highway number twelve."

#FirstLineFridays

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Run or Die | Kilian Jornet
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"A day comes in life when you have to decide which train to take, and once you are aboard, there is no point in thinking what might have happened if you had caught a different one. You have to make the most of what you find on your route."

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St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store | Madison, Wisconsin (Bookstore)
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Ahhh, it's been awhile since I posted a book haul!

BookDadGirlDad Thrift stores and used books are the best!!!!! The Neverending Story was pure delight!! 3w
SRWCF @BookDadGirlDad I am looking forward to reading it! 3w
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Run or Die | Kilian Jornet
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Next up! This one has been on my TBR list for years.

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Bailedbailed

I started this book while on vacation and now that I'm back home I just cannot get into it. So, this is more of a DNF than it is a BAIL. I'll definitely return to it at another time.

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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Nomi, the narrator of this book, smokes Sweet Caps.

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Next up! I've always been fascinated by supermodels and the design aspect of fashion, so I'm really looking forward to reading this book.

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Pickpick

This book was so interesting. I learned a lot about the American gun industry. A definite pick!

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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Life does not suck right now. Not one bit!

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My husband and I leave tomorrow on our vacation to 🇲🇽 !!! Here are the books I've decided to bring with me. I am currently in the middle of reading Glock and A Complicated Kindness, and the other three are TBR. I am so looking forward to some rest and relaxation!

Ruthiella Enjoy! 😃 1mo
SRWCF @Ruthiella awwww, thank you! I plan on it. 😉 1mo
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Has this ever happened to you? Your significant other orders a book and you have to immediately cancel the order because said book is already part of your collection? Oh, yeah, and you also know EXACTLY where the book is located within your vast color coded filing system and you walk right to it! Note to spouse: never order a book without checking my collection first! 🤣

KathyWheeler I, myself, have bought books that I already own! 😄. It doesn‘t happen so often now since I got LibraryThing and cataloged all my books. (edited) 2mo
Chrissyreadit Yes- it happens to me. 2mo
SRWCF @KathyWheeler same here! 2mo
SRWCF @Chrissyreadit I'm in good company then! 2mo
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Spring Snow | Yukio Mishima
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Oh, man. It was 80° here last Thursday and today we woke up to this! We leave on our Mexico trip this coming Friday and it can't get here soon enough! My most difficult task right now is trying to decide which 📚 to bring along with me. 🤔

AmyG We got a dusting, too. Ugh. 2mo
SRWCF @AmyG Where are you located? I live in southwestern Idaho, so this type of weather isn't too unusual for us. 2mo
AmyG I live in Colorado….Rocky Mountains. Our spring is a month of sun…and occasionally some snow. And then….summer. 2mo
SRWCF @AmyG Sounds familiar! 2mo
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SRWCF Ok, so I just read the poem again and realize to some it may not sound positive at all, maybe a little dark even. 🤣 I guess the prose appeals to me because of the sense of perseverance and coming out of very difficult times on top! 2mo
Ruthiella I thought it was positive! “Captain of my soul “ 2mo
SRWCF @Ruthiella Phew! It's my most favorite poem ever. 🥰 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
Nute Love love love this poem! 1mo
SRWCF @Nute Me, toooooo! 1mo
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"In 1985, there wasn't a single Glock pistol in the US. By 1995, the company sold more than 20,000 a month at an average cost of $600 apiece for civilians."

SRWCF @bibliothecarivs It's also the #1 gun for law enforcement. 2mo
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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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I'm only four chapters in and I already love this book! The author really captures the main character and all her 16 year old angst. I've laughed out loud a few times already, and that's awesome!

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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"How are you?" Uncle Hans asked my dad.

"Oh, unexceptional. Living quietly with my disappointments. And how are you?"

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I went to a neighborhood Little Free Library to get rid of my Peter Pan book and came home with this one. It's a little-known early (1976) Follett published pseudonymously in England before he became famous.

LindaLappin I read this years ago.

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SRWCF @LindaLappin I've never read anything by him, but I of course own A few of his books 2mo
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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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Up next! This time I'm going to write down the characters' names and who they are so I don't miss anything. 😉

SqueakyChu I write down character names all the time. I find it really helps, especially if a book has numerous characters. 2mo
SRWCF @SqueakyChu Yes! I even go one step further and type the character list into a spreadsheet. I then tape it into the inside cover of the book so that the next reader can refer to it if they want. 😉 2mo
SqueakyChu @SRWCF That‘s pretty cool! I type my character list into my phone as I read and often later add this information to “Common Knowledge” on LibraryThing so others can use it as well. (edited) 2mo
SRWCF @SqueakyChu Oh nice! A long time ago Goodreads granted me librarian rights and I'm able to go into book records and add names of characters and places. I haven't done that in a long, long time! 2mo
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Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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Mehso-so

I'm sure this will be an unpopular opinion, but I didn't love this book. It was hard for me to accept it as a story for children with all the focus on death, dying, and murder.

There have been several Peter Pan related movies made and I've reserved a few at my local library. I think I'm going to start with "Finding Neverland" which actually tells the author's story and focuses on his inspiration behind Peter Pan and its cast of characters.

rubyslippersreads If you really want to ruin this book for yourself, read the fascinating 2mo
SRWCF @rubyslippersreads WHOA!!! I just read the book description. To be honest, there was an "afterword" in the book I just finished that touched lightly on the author's history. I'm not gonna lie...I wondered if something nefarious took place with that family. ? Now want to read the book you tagged. Thank you for the recommendation! 2mo
rubyslippersreads @SRWCF I would watch “Finding Neverland” first, because you might not enjoy it after reading this book. 😏 2mo
SRWCF @rubyslippersreads Hey, I have no qualms about what might have been going on. Like I said, I already suspected something weird happened. 2mo
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Garden City Library | Garden City, ID (Library)
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So, I had to run to the post office for work and I couldn't pass up stopping in at this local library branch to see what they had on their used books shelf. I got all of these for only $6.75! 😯😲😯

slategreyskies I‘ve been wanting to read Forever Amber. 2mo
SRWCF @slategreyskies Me too! I was so excited to find it and it's in really good condition, too. 2mo
slategreyskies I love when that happens! :) 2mo
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xicanti Ooh, I loved the Castings Trilogy! 2mo
SRWCF @xicanti I definitely judged that book by its cover. 😉 2mo
danx Wow! What a score! 2mo
SRWCF @danx I know! It's so hard to find second hand Stephen King books; people must hang on to them. I was lucky enough to get the entire Dark Tower series, minus the last book. 2mo
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CHAPTER 7: Going Hollywood

Colt gun brand chauvinists derided the plastic Glock as "handgun Tupperware."

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Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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"Hook or me this time!"

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Los Angeles Times article: PROGRESS GIVES US GREAT NEW HANDGUN - HIJACKER SPECIAL.

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The Glock handgun was once referred to as "plastic perfection" in a Soldier of Fortune magazine article.

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Gaston Glock (born July 19, 1929)

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Up next! I bought this book for my husband years ago. Now it's time for me to read it.

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This turned out to be really excellent. The amount of raw and unapologetic courage it took this woman to write her story is nothing less than awe-inspiring.

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YES! After recently finishing this awesome book, I discovered they also made a film version released in 1973. I couldn't find it streaming anywhere or available to check out from my local library, so I purchased the Blu-ray. I'm looking forward to watching it this weekend!

Bookwomble Walter Matthau and Bruce Dern sounds like a fantastic combination! 2mo
SRWCF @Bookwomble Doesn't it, though?! I bet it will be an epic performance by both of these legendary actors. 2mo
SRWCF @Bookwomble Also, the film was shot in San Francisco, so it will be real cool to see how the city looked back then since I was just there last week. 😀 2mo
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Bookwomble @SRWCF That'll be cool, for sure 🙂 I love seeing how places have changed, too. 2mo
SRWCF @Bookwomble Yeah, almost 50 years later. 😮 2mo
SRWCF @Bookwomble Bruce Dern was amazing! What a great flick. 🖤 2mo
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Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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The Lost Boys

emz711 My favorite 🌟🌟🪶🏴‍☠️ 2mo
SRWCF @emz711 💖 I just can't believe this is my first time reading this book. Where have I been?!? 2mo
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Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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"I say, how do you do it? How do you fly?" asked John.

"You just think lovely wonderful thoughts," Peter explained, "and they lift you up in the air."

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Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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CHAPTER THREE ~ Come Away, Come Away!

"You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."

?‍♀️ ?‍♂️

BookwormM Love that image 3mo
SRWCF @BookwormM Isn't is just adorable?! 💞 3mo
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Schaum's Outline of Italian Grammar | Joseph E. Germano, Conrad J. Schmitt
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This Friday, my husband and I are headed to San Francisco so that I can take an Italian language exam on March 14th as the first step in getting my Italian citizenship. I've been speaking the language for nearly 30 years, so I'm not too worried about whether I'll pass or not. That being said, since we are driving there (which takes about 10 hours), I'm going to take advantage of that time to cram. Altho, if I don't know it by now, I never will!

Dragon Good luck- I know you will pass that exam! 🍀💚🐉 🇮🇹 3mo
SRWCF @Dragon Grazie! 3mo
Dragon Prego ! 😃 3mo
LindaLappin In bocca al lupo
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SRWCF @LindaLappin 🙏🙏🙏 3mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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Hey, Littens! This message is directed to all of you who live in the United States and have a library card. Did you know that through some local libraries you can get access to a streaming service called Kanopy? They offer AMAZING movies and documentaries for free! You are allowed to watch 10 movies/documentaries each month simply by using your library card. You can get started here: https://www.kanopy.com/login (or on their app).

Enjoy!

BookDragonNotWorm This is awesome, thanks for sharing!!! 3mo
SRWCF @BookDragonNotWorm You're very welcome! All of their movies and documentaries are good ones; no crap in their catalog! 3mo
DrexEdit I love all the Criterion movies they have available. I cannot access this service through my local public library (they don't subscribe) but I can access it through my local university library (where I have lending privileges through my job). 3mo
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Pigpen_Reads Thank you for this information! I just checked and it's not offered from my library. Not surprising as I live in a small town. Lol. But, I put in a request! 😁 3mo
SRWCF @DrexEdit nice! 3mo
SRWCF @Pigpen_Reads Well, bummer! I hope your request goes somewhere. 3mo
KellyK My library recently started offering this… I haven‘t checked it out yet. 3mo
SRWCF @KellyK Do it - you won't regret it! 3mo
Tera66 Wow! Thanks for sharing, I'm signed up now! 3mo
Librarianaut Thanks!!! 3mo
SRWCF @Tera66 Yay! 3mo
SRWCF @Librarianaut welcome! 3mo
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This was a fantastic book! At only 211 pages, it is still a fabulous slow burn, rich in character development. I was literally guessing what the ending would be up to the very last paragraph, it was that good! First published in 1968, it stands the test of time; the crime and how it was investigated is still relevant today. My only regret is that I didn't keep a log of the characters. There were so many and I'm not familiar w/Swedish names.

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CHAPTER 28 - "It was Christmas and Martin Beck's daughter, Ingrid, gave him a flat package, watching him expectantly as he unwrapped the paper. Inside was a 45 r.p.m. EP record."

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Uggghhh. This book. I'm trying REAL hard to look past the American arrogance the author has when describing her impression of Italy. In my opinion, she has waaaay too many negative (and, frankly, petty) things to say about a country that she had the privilege of being able to move to with her family for her husband's job. I guess I just wish she'd show a little bit of grace. *HEAVY SIGH* I will power on since it's still early in her story.

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CHAPTER 26 - "Ronn took out a pack of Prince and shook out a cigarette for Bjork, who lighted it after nipping off the filter."

Schwifty Wow. I remember those from Denmark. 3mo
SRWCF @Schwifty 🚬 🚭 🚬 🚭 3mo
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CHAPTER 3: The Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Jill's husband, Bart, gets an offer to live and work for one year in Avezzano, Italy. 🇮🇹

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Guys, I just booked my husband and myself a 9-day vacation at an all-inclusive, adults only resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I cannot wait for this much needed vacation! Now, I just need to figure out which 📚 to take.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💙 3mo
Booksarelifeaddict Beautiful I can‘t wait for summer time!! 3mo
IuliaC Sounds great! Spend a wonderful vacation! 🌞 📚 3mo
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AmyG Lovely!!! 3mo
Simona 🤩 3mo
5feet.of.fury Awesome! 3mo
SRWCF @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Isn't it, though?! 3mo
SRWCF @IuliaC Thanks! I can hardly wait for some reading fun in the 🌞 ! 3mo
SRWCF @AmyG Very much so! 3mo
SRWCF @Simona 🧜‍♀️🧜🧜‍♀️🧜 3mo
SRWCF @5feet.of.fury 🙌 3mo
Nute Right on! 3mo
SRWCF @Nute 💯💯💯 3mo
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I found this book at a thrift store, and I immediately recognized the story since it happened to a local woman. I had no idea she wrote about her horrific experience. Coming up on the 20-year anniversary next month, I am really looking forward to learning how she has navigated such grief-stricken waters.

PageShifter This made me immediately intrigued and here I am wondering what this story is about. Sounds interesting but definitely rough as well! 3mo
SRWCF @PageShifter It is! Basically, she loses her entire family (mother, niece, husband, and two sons) in a car accident in Italy that she happened to live through. Strangely enough, I have a somewhat personal connection to this story. I speak Italian and a friend that I had a falling out with (who also spoke Italian) called me at the time and said I should offer to help these people. I did not do that. I felt it completely inappropriate for me 👇 3mo
SRWCF to insert myself into this poor woman's life during such a horrible time. It turns out this former friend of mine actually knew the family, so I was also asking myself why my friend didn't offer to help them out herself. I am so glad I am no longer friends with her. I remember she ended the conversation with me by saying she knew I would "do the right thing." Can you believe the nerve of that woman?! Such a self-centered jerk. 3mo
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PageShifter Wow. It's strange how different kind of people we're destined to meet on our journey here. 3mo
SRWCF @PageShifter Agreed! Lots of valuable lessons to learn along the way. 😊 3mo
PageShifter Exactly 👍 3mo
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Bowie: The Biography | Wendy Leigh
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OK, I really liked this book! It didn't get very good reviews, but I don't give a hoot. Sure, it read like a gossip column at times and focused a lot on Bowie's sex life, but I still found it interesting to read about all the famous people he rubbed elbows with (or perhaps I should say "all the famous people that rubbed elbows with HIM"). Such a different lifestyle than I'm accustomed to, that's for sure!

PageShifter Again a good example how you should read what you're interested in and not to trust too much others' opinions. I am glad that you enjoyed and this sounds interesting! 3mo
SRWCF @PageShifter You make a very good point! I typically never read reviews BEFORE I start a book, but I must have accidentally stumbled upon them this time around. Never again! 3mo
PageShifter I try to avoid them as well! I know how it can take some pleasure away if someone says how she/he didn't like that book 🤔 3mo
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SRWCF @PageShifter The only time I usually read reviews is when I'm in the middle of a book that I do not like. I want to make sure I'm not alone in my hatin'! 😅 3mo
PageShifter Haha, yeah there is that too. Sometimes it's so nice to see that maybe it isn't just you, it might be the book. 🤣 3mo
SRWCF @PageShifter It's so funny, when I'm reading negative reviews and I'm all like, "Yeah, this book really sucked!" I sometimes feel a momentary twinge of guilt, like I'm participating in idle gossip! ??? 3mo
PageShifter Yeah we love books and appreciate the work that author has done. But then we experience things differently and we can't love every piece. It feels bad but so it is 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
SRWCF @PageShifter very well said! 👏 3mo
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Bowie: The Biography | Wendy Leigh
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David Bowie and Kate Moss in late 2003.

Be still my beating heart! ❣️

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"What sort of car did he have?" Detective Nordin inquired.

"Good car. Volvo Amazon. White," said Dieke.

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Bowie: The Biography | Wendy Leigh
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David had always been a voracious reader. By the end of the 1990s, he had been hired by Barnesandnoble.com to write online reviews of books. How cool is that?!

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Big things happening in my kitchen today preparing for Super Bowl!

SRWCF Go Rams! @RamsFan1963 3mo
RamsFan1963 @SRWCF Thank you!! So far my team is looking good. Go Stafford!! Go Donald!! Go Rams!! 3mo
SRWCF @RamsFan1963 👏 👏 👏 CONGRATS! What a game! 3mo
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RamsFan1963 @SRWCF Yeah I though I was going to having a friggin heart attack at the end. I'm so proud of this team, so proud of Matt Stafford. I'm so happy he FINALLY has a Superbowl ring. 3mo
kremi Looking so good!😋 3mo
SRWCF @kremi Thank you! That was the very beginning of Spanish rice, which turned out to be fairly good. 3mo
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"Mass murders seem to be an American specialty."

The tagged Swedish crime novel was published in 1970, and it starts out by describing a mass murder that takes place on a city bus. The fact that this book was written over 50 years ago and they mention America and mass murders tells me that nothing has really changed about American society. If anything, I think our tendency towards mass murder has only gotten worse. ?

Suet624 I haven‘t seen that term “berserk” used much lately. And yes, America is in trouble. So much violence. (edited) 3mo
SRWCF @Suet624 Too much. 3mo
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Bowie: The Biography | Wendy Leigh
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Just sitting outside reading and enjoying the warmer weather (42° F 😂) with my pet chicken, Ms. Thang. She's a 14-year-old, blind, white crested polish chook.

#chicksoflitsy

GondorGirl I love your chicken! Is she the only one you have? 3mo
SRWCF @GondorGirl She is a ton of fun! Yes, she is the only one left. We started raising 🐔s about 20 years ago, and she was a part of a flock of 4 that we got 14 years ago. All her sisters died of natural causes, but she has managed to hang on. She has a real zest for life! We don't plan on getting any more; it's just too sad for me when they die. I cry like a baby. 😭 3mo
GondorGirl @SRWCF I understand completely! I've always really loved chickens, but I live in the city. They are so pretty and such quirky characters! 3mo
SRWCF @GondorGirl Oh, they definitely are! We named her Ms. Thang immediately after we got her because she strutted around like a diva. Even tho she's old and blind now, her feisty attitude has not changed! 🤣 3mo
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