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Do you ever start a library hold and wonder what you were thinking when you requested it? I seem to have been on a streak of requesting books without reading reviews first; I blame the insomnia. 😆 I think this came up somewhere as related to another read that I enjoyed, but the lower-rated reviews on Goodreads seem to be right for once: It‘s dull, obvious, and rather illogical. At least it‘s short! So onward...

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Thanks for tagging me last week, @Cosmos_Moon. I didn‘t do last week‘s, but I‘m answering this week‘s super on time! 😁

1. I‘m always bad at “guilty pleasure” questions since I generally don‘t feel even a smidge guilty for liking things. 😂 But maybe something frivolous like Strong Girl Bong-Soon or Let‘s Eat?
2. My new-to-me paper shredder and my best friends‘ understanding of my insomnia-induced anxiety fits.

#ThankfulThursday

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Thanks for the tag, @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks! Even if I‘m answering late. But tomorrow is Thursday, so let‘s pretend I‘m early. 😆

1. Face painting pirate, knitting pattern tester, stage fighter, fiber artist
2. Digital library checkouts of childhood-favorite books, grocery delivery, and online friends who remember me even after I vanish for a month or two.

@RobStark92 @Squidget @Nicole01070

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Cosmos_Moon Yay! Thanks for joining. New questions will post late tonight US CST 3y
Sunraven @Cosmos_Moon And thanks for hosting! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Another book that‘s going on my list of books to own. Thich Nhat Hanh is intensely eloquent in his suffering.
peace #poetry #ThichNhatHanh

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The library is open again! These were my first pickup since the pandemic started. Next time I kind of want to try the curbside pickup — having library books delivered to my car sounds amusing.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey!! Just checking to see if you‘re still interested in #LitsyLove? My emails are bouncing back... 3y
Sunraven @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey! Sorry for my silence — your emails to my address are bouncing? That‘s odd! I‘m getting lots of mails from the Litsy Love group, including from you. I‘ll drop you an email with some more details, and to make sure my address is working properly. 3y
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World Split Open: Great Writers on How and Why We Write | Margaret Atwood, Marilynne Robinson, Jeanette Winterson, Russell Banks, Robert Stone, Wallace Stegner, Ursula K Le Guin
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“If my circumstances were a wall, then there was a secret door in the wall and the door was a book. Open it.” —Jeanette Winterson

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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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“Now and then, in this workaday world, things do happen in the delightful storybook fashion, and what a comfort it is.”

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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Celebrating a passed test (not mine; my SO‘s) tonight with some wine and words. 😁

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🍾🎈🎉🎊 3y
Sunraven @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you kindly on behalf of the test-taker! 😆 3y
MySharonaK Enjoy the book and wine ❣️🍷 and well done to SO 👏 3y
Sunraven @MySharonaK Thank you many times over! ☺️💖 3y
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“As my fancies present themselves, I pile them up; now they come pressing in a crowd, now dragging single file. I want people to see my natural and ordinary pace, however off the track it is. I let myself go as I am.”

Michel de Montaigne, “Of Books”

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Morning Haiku | Sonia Sanchez
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Starting a new haiku journey today, while thinking of a close friend who lost her mother this morning.

#poetry #life

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A classic with good reason: funny, intelligent, sensible, quirky, and passionate. Concerned with mastery of fiction as a complex art; it addresses structure and common patterns without encouraging formulaic writing. Also, I think this is the only writing book I‘ve read that contains — right at the end — a reminder that words have power, that a good writer tries to avoid doing harm and tries to inspire readers instead. A definite pick! 👍

Sunraven I also really like that it includes a collection of writing exercises right at the end, so that I can always go straight there and pick one out, rather than flipping around through the book for them. 3y
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Pollyanna | Eleanor H Porter
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“Miss Polly Harrington entered her kitchen a little hurriedly this June morning.”

That‘s the first line, but I think the rest of the paragraph is worth quoting, so to continue...

“Miss Polly did not usually make hurried movements; she specially prided herself on her repose of manner. But to-day she was hurrying—actually hurrying.”

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

TheAromaofBooks I really love Pollyanna - and there are some delightful sequels as well! 3y
Sunraven @TheAromaofBooks It had a pretty good ending! Although I found the beginning a tad skimworthy. 😆 I‘m contemplating whether I want to check out the sequels, anyway, hmm... 3y
TheAromaofBooks Porter wrote the sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up, which was okay but not great. Then another lady, Harriet Lummis Smith, wrote four more books. The third book in the series, Pollyanna of the Orange Blossoms, was probably my favorite, with Pollyanna as a newlywed. There are several books after Smith's, but I didn't like the next author's books nearly as well, so I never did finish the series. 3y
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Sunraven @TheAromaofBooks Interesting! Thanks for all the information — I like the name of your favorite one, haha. I might have to check out at least the next two in the series at some point. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Back when I was reading these I tried to find out why/how multiple people wrote the series, but came up empty. I'm assuming the publisher owned the copyright for The Glad Books and so was allowed to have other people write the characters?? It's kind of random. Smith did a really lovely job maturing Pollyanna and making her a likable, although still very optimistic, adult. But the next lady made P genuinely cringe-worthy & it was kind of dreadful! 3y
Sunraven @TheAromaofBooks Also interesting! That reminds me of how the Conan the Barbarian books are written by umptybillion people.

And it looks like you‘re right — there‘s a copyright notice in this book that says the copyright belonged to L.C. Page & Co.: https://books.google.com/books?id=03li-gybKLAC&lpg=PP7&ots=EvI39nLRLF&dq=pollyan...
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TheAromaofBooks Ha! Interesting! 3y
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How Music Works | David Byrne
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Started this today, and two chapters in, I‘m in love! I didn‘t even know previously that David Byrne wrote books, but the way he makes connections and sees patterns makes me feel like I‘m back in college (which is good 😉). So far he‘s covered the idea that music is informed and shaped by its context, and it feels so novel and so true at the same time.

💖✨❤️

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De-hermited today to escape upstairs construction noises, and sat by the pool. There was a guy on the other side of the pool deck reading Catch-22 with a shirt draped over his head. Guess it‘s a good afternoon for outdoor reading!

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From the Middle Country | Noriko Tanaka
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Still meandering through this one, savoring a few poems at a time.

#poetry

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Finally chose a case to protect my little reading companion. It semi-matches the classic haiku anthology I started reading last night, too.

@Crazeedi I did it! ☺️

TheAromaofBooks Ooooo I love that one! Picking out a Kindle cover always makes me happy. 3y
Crazeedi That is beautiful!! Where did you get it? I absolutely love it. And it doesn't make your kindle bulky right? It's perfect. 3y
Sunraven @TheAromaofBooks I‘m sort of tempted to get multiples for different moods, and then I don‘t have to stop looking around at pretty things. 😆 3y
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Sunraven @Crazeedi It‘s from Amazon! And no, it‘s not bulky, it just sort of makes the Kindle feel like a little notebook, which isn‘t a bad thing. 😁 I‘m glad you encouraged me to share it; I waffle terribly over my cases sometimes, and I think the extra incentive made it easier to just pick one I liked. Silly me! 3y
TheAromaofBooks My mom got a new phone a few weeks ago and asked me to order her a case and she loves it so much (it has really pretty flowers on it, like a garden) that now we both want to get seasonal phone cases 😂 3y
Sunraven @TheAromaofBooks That sounds lovely! And hey, we change our clothes and decorate our houses seasonally, so why not our phones? 🥰 3y
Crazeedi @Sunraven very good! Now I dont have to worry about your kindle getting harmed!!😉🥰 3y
Crazeedi @TheAromaofBooks @Sunraven thats a great idea to have seasonal covers! 3y
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Newest library holds. Yet another book on writing and two more poetry books. Supplementing the to-read stack — wouldn‘t want to run out of library books, would I? 😉

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The Awakening | Kate Chopin
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Late night reading while the kitty and the SO are sleeping. Recently I discovered that there are a ton of classics on Kindle Unlimited, and armed with my new Paperwhite, I‘m wading enthusiastically into the fray!

#classics

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“To read well, one also needs a certain kind of mastery.”

Enjoying this book so far, but I do tend to like books that start off with some snark and continue by saying that rule-following is overrated. 😁

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Hoot | Carl Hiaasen
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Loved it! Started a tad slow, and I wondered whether it‘d just use goofy Florida stereotypes as a shallow backdrop for a plot that could have been set anywhere, but halfway through, I was 100% sold. The author and I clearly share a love of natural Florida, and it‘s heartening to see that in print. 💖 Amusing characters, great messages, cute owls, and I‘ll be reading Hiaasen again for sure. 😁

📷: Ray Hennessy on Unsplash

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Hoot | Carl Hiaasen
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Borrowing this ebook from the library for the “set locally” square of @Honeybeegirl‘s #winterbookbingo challenge. It has burrowing owls in it, so why not? 😁 #bookbingo

LibrarianRyan Love this book. His book Chomp is better. 3y
Sunraven @LibrarianRyan I might have to check that one out at some point, too! 3y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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I came to this book open to loving it, but it seems I‘m in the “nope” camp. The themes are worth exploring, and I feel for the author; the execution was just too young for me. It felt trite and shallow where I wanted depth and insight.

I‘m curious about the author‘s second book, though. It‘d be interesting to see if her voice has changed as she‘s gotten older.

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Restarted this today, since I got a fresh copy of a new edition, and I had only gotten about a chapter into it on my recentish read, anyway...

Crazeedi This was a book we used in my creative writing class in college 3y
ImperfectCJ I loved this one when I read it several years ago. I keep thinking about picking it up again, but I have a complicated relationship with writing right now. 3y
Sunraven @Crazeedi I‘m not surprised! It‘s very popular, and has a reasonable number of good things in it, haha. Did you like it?

@ImperfectCJ I think the last time I read it was something like 18 years ago — sheesh! 😉 (My first copy and I have been separated for about that long.) And I‘m actually reading it now *because* my relationship with writing has been wonky for a while and I‘m trying to unwonk it, partly with the help of old favorites.
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Crazeedi @Sunraven yes, I enjoyed it and that class a lot 3y
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Still feeling wobbly-brained after yesterday, so I got out an old favorite I bought specifically for times like this. Pineapple green tea on the side, for bonus restorative power. 😁

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Creatures Set Forth | Roppotucha Greenberg
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This book of tiny stories (which just came out on the 5th!) is so quirky. I got my first writing rejection of the year earlier today, and apparently whimsical reading is part of the cure for my disappointment. 💖

#illustratedbooks

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A mixed bag. I can see why these books are published as one; the first felt like an extended summary of a self-insertion romance. A lot of it felt forced, halfhearted, or awkward — too much tell, not enough show. To a modern eye, there‘s some cultural insensitivity.

There‘s also humor, though, and some lyrical descriptions like those in The Secret Garden. The story picks up in the second half, and the intense end turned this into a 4/5, barely.

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“The outburst was in fact so strongly italicised that she felt the next moment almost as if she had been a little indecent.” 😆

This book feels a bit like the author phoned it in, but it does have moments here and there. I like that the protagonist is described, in an amusingly writerly way, as someone who speaks (and feels!) in italics.

TheAromaofBooks I struggled a bit with this pair of books, and almost wonder if I was reading edited versions?? It felt like connecting bits of the story were missing! 3y
Sunraven @TheAromaofBooks It definitely took some effort for me to get through about the halfway point of the two books together, and then it got easier, although for me, until that point, it felt like the author was using a stereotypical romance plot as a framework and narrating more than showing us the events of the story, except where she paused for someone to cry or think in detail about clothing or make a “clever” remark. 😆 (edited) 3y
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Two library books that I picked up yesterday, plus today‘s new arrival, a book on (I think, without having read it yet 😉) translations and how they influence cultural perceptions.

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Maybe I shouldn‘t have started this one right after a Jane Austen ... Who can compete with her for love stories set in England? 😉 But this has been on my TBR for a while, and it was looking at me. So far, I feel like I‘ve read the word “fresh” used to describe people about 20 times (at 28%). Here‘s hoping Part Two is a little less fixated on refreshment...

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Write Like Issa | David G. Lanoue
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My Valentine‘s gifts this year were cheese, salami, chocolates, and a Kindle Paperwhite. 😆 (This is a pretty major haul for me, for context...) E-ink is stranger and more wonderful than anticipated. 😁

Happy Valentine‘s Day, Littens! 💕

Crazeedi I love my paperwhite, but yours looks like a newer one which is so nice! 3y
Sunraven @Crazeedi It is indeed the newer one! It‘s my first dedicated e-reader so I have no basis for direct comparison, but I‘m sort of obsessed with it. 😆 3y
Crazeedi @Sunraven you will love it, I use mine a lot now, never used to!! 3y
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Sunraven @Crazeedi I just wish I could read even more of my books on it now, haha! And I waffle about what kind of case to get. I can‘t leave it totally naked, but it‘s so light, and I don‘t want to ruin that. 🤔 3y
Crazeedi @Sunraven my case is very slim, keeps it from getting messed up 3y
Sunraven @Crazeedi Which kind do you have? I‘ve been eyeing the selection on Amazon and wondering how much they all really weigh, haha. 3y
Crazeedi @Sunraven just one got on Amazon for 10, it really doesnt add a lot of bulk 3y
Sunraven @Crazeedi I‘ll have to give in one of these days and just get one to try, for sure! 3y
Crazeedi @Sunraven if you dont spend too much ot wont be bad if you dont like it! 3y
Sunraven @Crazeedi Right? Someday a case will pop up in my pictures and you‘ll know I did the thing, haha. 3y
Crazeedi @Sunraven I'll be watching! Tag me if you do!! 3y
Sunraven @Crazeedi Alrighty then, I will! 👍✨ 3y
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ever do that thing where you start a new book on a whim and read almost the whole thing in one sitting? I totally did that thing last night. 😆

Bookwomble I really want to read this, but want to read Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho first, and that's a chunky monkey! 🐵 I suppose I'll get to them eventually 🤔 3y
Sunraven @Bookwomble Oh, my gosh! I didn‘t even think to check if Udolpho was a real book. 😆 Well, that‘s going on my TBR now, too. Then I‘ll just have to read Northanger Abbey a third time! (A terrible fate, to be sure.) (edited) 3y
Bookwomble @Sunraven There was a lot of gnashing of teeth amongst the gentry about the terrible effect of Radcliffe's novels upon the morals and sensibilities of their young ladies, which Austen tapped into (as I understand, not having read either, as mentioned above. A nice bit of mansplaining for you 😁) 3y
Sunraven @Bookwomble I admit I read Austen purely for enjoyment, so while I‘m not avoiding the details of her books‘ social/historical context, I haven‘t really sought them out, either. 😆 That information should make the next read even more fun, though, so thanks! 3y
Sunraven @Bookwomble Also, that explains some of the Pointed Commentary I‘ve been amused by without knowing why it was there... 3y
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Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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Finished this last night. I love the exuberantly reverent nature descriptions and how kind Heidi is always determined to be, and although the ending felt a little sudden, it was the kind of sudden that slows down on re-read. An emotional read in a good way, and one that reminds me to go outside, already.

I think I may have read an abridged version of this as a kid, since some bits were very familiar, and others, not so much...

TheAromaofBooks I've had this on my reread list forever since I remember loving it as a child. I also found the sequel at an antique shop years ago and have never read it! 3y
Sunraven @TheAromaofBooks Ooh, I‘ve never seen the sequel! Now I want to find a copy, too! 3y
TheAromaofBooks I just had to go look it up because I wasn't completely sure, but there are actually two sequels (Heidi Grows Up and Heidi's Children) but they were actually written by Spyri's translator, Charles Tritten. So who knows if they are similar in tone or not?? Someday I'll find out because I'll actually get around to reading them! 😆 3y
Sunraven @TheAromaofBooks Sounds like a fun quest, either way! And now, someday maybe I, too, will read them. The contagion spreads. 😆 3y
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World Split Open: Great Writers on How and Why We Write | Margaret Atwood, Marilynne Robinson, Jeanette Winterson, Russell Banks, Robert Stone, Wallace Stegner, Ursula K Le Guin
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“Well, the secret to writing is writing. Writing is how you be a writer. It‘s only a secret to people who really don‘t want to hear it.”

Ursula K. Le Guin is, as always in her writing about writing, hilarious. 😆

#writingtips

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Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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I haven‘t been reading many novels lately, so last night I picked this one out of my ebook TBR list. Nearly halfway through already; I always seem to be faster with novels than with virtually anything else. 😊

#classics

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“It is as if there is a wall between us and the richness of the world around us, and we have become numb toward the healing elements in the world because we cannot touch them.”

This is definitely a place I‘ve been, and I read Thich Nhat Hanh‘s work because it really does help me feel more connected with the world. 💖

#peace #meditation

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Write Like Issa | David G. Lanoue
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“In the art of haiku, that which is unspoken often speaks the loudest.”

I didn‘t realize you could make quote graphics right from the Kindle app until last night ... How cool is that?

#kindlequotes

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Another new hold from the library, another pretty cover. 😊 (Side note: Shiny books take so much effort to photograph decently...)

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💜 “I've come to the conclusion that if you can find the center of your creativity, you can use it to create almost anything.“ 💜

#inspiration

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From the Middle Country | Noriko Tanaka
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I have a thousand reads in progress right now, but this one was singing its siren song from the top of the stack, and I‘m not sorry I gave in. 😁 Noriko Tanaka is one of those rare poets who makes me WANT to slow down and savor every line and image. (I know I‘m probably always supposed to do that, but realistically, I read fast, often even with poetry. 😅)

#poetry

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The third meditation exercise in this book includes notated music, and looking ahead, there‘s more with other exercises! I didn‘t expect that, but it‘s appropriately comforting to me. I have happy memories of reading sheet music, Way Back When. ☺️

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I ... did not expect this book to begin with a creation myth. I mean, that‘s definitely the most beginningy beginning I can think of, so it makes a certain kind of sense...

Reading the ginormous introduction to this book already had me primed to expect the unexpected, and still it surprises me. 😆

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“There is a repeating motif in my life of trying to do something and being told no.“

I can so identify with that and with a surprising amount of the other stories in this memoir.

It's like an extended version of his stand-up comedy, full of silly tangents, parentheticals, and down-to-earth stories about life, school, childhood, and family. Plus, I'm learning more about everyday things in the UK, which is always interesting.

Sunraven @ImperfectCJ You caught my first version of this post, before I deleted it because I noticed I had one word wrong despite checking it repeatedly. I don't know where my head is, but it's not all here today. 😂 3y
ImperfectCJ @Sunraven I hadn't noticed anything about the first version... I mostly keep my language pedant hat off while on social media. We're all typing distractedly most often on tiny keyboards, wrestling with predictive text. I just noticed your review and that I liked it. 😁 I ❤️ Eddie Izzard! 3y
Sunraven @ImperfectCJ It was a misquote — I had “recurring” instead of “repeating.” 😌 And I also love Eddie Izzard! I had to read his book once I discovered it was a thing. 3y
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From the Middle Country | Noriko Tanaka
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Today‘s new arrival, a thin little book of tanka with a back blurb that latched onto my mythic sensibilities:

“There is a world beyond the blue sky we only catch glimpses of [...]. Drawn from the five different ‘realms‘ of the sea, the middle country, the underworld, the forests and the country of old, Noriko Tanaka‘s third collection [...] is born of that human longing to somehow explore this unknowable space.”

#poetry

BookishMe Such a pretty cover! 3y
Sunraven @BookishMe Isn‘t it? It was a very pleasant surprise opening up the package and seeing it today. ☺️ 3y
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So ... I just made it to the end of the introduction, 20% of the way into the book. The intro alone is almost as long as the book I finished reading last night. 😆

#ChunksterChallenge2020

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Fresh from the library! I seem to be stuck in verse mode so far this year; I‘m reading the usual giant fistful of things, but three-quarters of what I‘ve actually finished has been in verse ... and the same goes for what I‘ve managed to finish writing. Hmm...

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World Split Open: Great Writers on How and Why We Write | Margaret Atwood, Marilynne Robinson, Jeanette Winterson, Russell Banks, Robert Stone, Wallace Stegner, Ursula K Le Guin
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Multi-tasking: trying to defuse an anxiety attack related to Uncooperative Neighbors Behaving Badly, and to finish this library book so it can go back tomorrow. (Tea pictured in progress. 😁)

Geenie 😎 3y
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World Split Open: Great Writers on How and Why We Write | Margaret Atwood, Marilynne Robinson, Jeanette Winterson, Russell Banks, Robert Stone, Wallace Stegner, Ursula K Le Guin
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“Literature is intimate behavior between strangers.“ — Russell Banks

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Butterfinger I love this picture. 3y
Sunraven @Yoshi-and-a-book ☺️👍 3y
Sunraven @Butterfinger Glad you approve! 😁✨ 3y
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Happy Birthday! | Mamoru Suzuki
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My birthday was two days ago, and it was a good one, thanks in part to all the good wishes from my wonderful #LitsyLove friends. Thank you so, so much! I don‘t think I‘ve had this many cards since I was a kid. 😁

You. All. Are. AWESOME! 😍🎉💖✨

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Lovesbooks87 Yay! So glad to hear that you had a great birthday! 3y
Sunraven @Lovesbooks87 ☺️❤️ Thank you for helping make it that way! 3y
OriginalCyn620 Glad it was a great birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 3y
Crazeedi Yay!!! I hope your birthday was awesome and your year is even better!🥰 3y
BookwormAHN 😺😺 3y
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dgingo Yay! I hope your birthday was as beautiful as this collection of cards! 🎂 3y
Sleepswithbooks 💛✨💌🥳 3y
Geenie Happy belated birthday 🎂 3y
batsy Happy belated birthday 🎉🎂 3y
Eggs Happy Belated Birthday 🥳🥳 3y
NeedsMoreBooks Happy belated birthday! 🎂 3y
maich Happy Birthday🎉🎉😘 3y
UwannaPublishme Happy Birthday!🤗❤️🎂🎉🎈🎁 3y
Sunraven @UwannaPublishme Thanks a bunch! 💖❤️💜✨ 3y
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World Split Open: Great Writers on How and Why We Write | Margaret Atwood, Marilynne Robinson, Jeanette Winterson, Russell Banks, Robert Stone, Wallace Stegner, Ursula K Le Guin
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“Love is an emotion that does not depend on perfection.“ — Chimamanda Adichie

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Under the Dragon Star | Kira Lily Nash
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New book arrival! (Plus bonus cat paw.) It‘s a tad beat up from its time in storage, and smells somewhat of mothballs, which is a first for me ordering a book with Amazon Prime and Amazon fulfillment (IIRC) ... but it was inexpensive, so I guess that was the trade-off? 😑

Still, it‘s not like it‘s the only somewhat battered new-to-me book to join my collection. Some books have personality before you read the first page ... 😁

TheAromaofBooks Mothballs. Fascinating. I haven't had that one yet! 3y
Sunraven @TheAromaofBooks Right? I suppose that maybe since it‘s a book self-published through a UK company and not through Amazon, maybe the author had it in storage with mothballs before they shipped it to the Amazon fulfillment center...? 3y
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