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TK-421

TK-421

Joined April 2016

Reader📚Writer📝Canadian🇨🇦Slytherin🐍Slow replier🐌INFP👁Quotsy host📸Love: Penguins🐧Tea☕️Cats🐈SFF✨Poetry📓 Nano: Vaaren GR: flappy_sip_n_flip
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TheSpineView 😍😍😍 6h
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Iron Cage | Andre Norton
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There‘s nothing quite so comforting as a sleeping kitty & a book on a chilly winter‘s day. #CatwithBook #CatsofLitsy #ReadingBuddy

Lcsmcat 😻 10h
CoffeeCatsBooks ❤️😻 9h
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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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“Most species do their own evolving, making it up as they go along, which is the way Nature intended. And this is all very natural and organic and in tune with mysterious cycles of the cosmos, which believes that there's nothing like millions of years of really frustrating trial and error to give a species moral fiber and, in some cases, backbone.” #cycle #QuotsyNov19

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Brave the Page | National Novel Writing Month
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It‘s #Nanowrimo Double-Up Donation Day! I didn‘t come anywhere close to doubling up my daily word count... I barely wrote at all because life stuff happened, but I did donate! I‘ve got the rest of the weekend to get back on track so I‘m not worried yet.

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Lord Foul's Bane | Stephen R. Donaldson
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“But their need for aloneness does not divide them from the people. They are given the Rites of Unfettering, and freed from all common demands, to quest after their own lore with the blessing of the Lords and the respect of all who love the Land. For the Lords learned long ago that the desire for aloneness need not be a selfish desire, if it is not made so by those who do not feel it.” #freedom #QuotsyNov19

DrexEdit Yesssss! 🙂 2d
DrexEdit @TK-421 I want some of those Rites! Woot! 😊 👍 2d
TK-421 @DrexEdit Me too! 2d
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The Long Earth | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
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“But right now, as for my own philosophy, there is a quotation that rather sums it up: ‘When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.‘” #QuotsyNov19

MayJasper Well found. I love this book. 4d
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“Place me in a high #stress environment with no ability to control my surroundings or schedule, and I will rapidly begin to decompensate.” #QuotsyNov19

I‘ve never come across ‘decompensate‘ till now. Dictionary.com definition: “to lose the ability to maintain normal or appropriate psychological defenses, sometimes resulting in depression, anxiety, or delusions.”
The part that really got me is where she talks about being high-funcioning ⬇️

TK-421 “I‘m a high-functioning person with an unpredictable and low-functioning illness. I may not be the ‘appropriate‘ type of crazy.” It‘s terrible to feel that way. 💔 Sometimes, being high-functioning really sucks because people can‘t see the inner turmoil. 4d
TK-421 @hermyknee Thanks for sharing this info 3d
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Lord Foul's Bane | Stephen R. Donaldson
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“He did not know where he was. He had never seen this before. How had he come here? He had been hit by a police car, and Foul had brought him here. Foul had brought him here?” #marooned #QuotsyNov19

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The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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“It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of #eternal reassurance in it...It ...seemed to face the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.” #QuotsyNov19

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The Long Cosmos: A Novel | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
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“The truly #smart, having discovered they are cleverer than the people around them, soon learn that the smartest thing of all for them to do is to prevent said people from ever finding this out.” #QuotsyNov19

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8th Street Books and Comics | Saskatoon, SK, Canada (Bookstore)
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Yesterday‘s #BookHaul from the Wildlife Rehabilitation #booksale (top left) and 8th Street Books (bottom right). The book sale didn‘t have prices. Instead they accepted $ donations so I gave $2.00/book. At the bookstore, most books are now 80% off and children‘s books are 90% off! It‘s a bittersweet moment to get such a great deal at the expense of losing a favourite local source of #usedbooks. The new owner‘s focus is on comics & collectibles.

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Elements of Style | William Strunk, E B White
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I expected “the little book” to be tedious but I had trouble putting it down! I think I‘ll be keeping it handy for reference; I‘m now aware I‘ve forgotten a lot since my school days. I‘d like to read the 4th edition or the 2005 illustrated edition because some of the book is dated, but overall it‘s full of practical advice about clear & concise writing. As one who struggles with brevity, “omit needless words” (rule 17) is good advice! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️

MrBook Great review!! 😻😻😻😻😻 1w
rachelsbrittain Makes me want to brush up on my grammar / writing rules too. And that kitty 😍 1w
TK-421 @MrBook Thanks! 😊 1w
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Jitterbug Perfume | Tom Robbins
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“He was becoming unstuck, he was sure of that - his bones were no longer wrapped in flesh but in clouds of dust, in hummingbirds, dragonflies, and luminous moths - but so perfect was his equilibrium that he felt no fear. He was vast, he was many, he was #dynamic, he was eternal.” #QuotsyNov19

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The Globe: The Science of Discword II | Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
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“There are some laws that are coded into the very nature of the universe, and one is: There Is Never Enough Shelf Space.” #Law #QuotsyNov19

Soubhiville So true! 1w
HerDarkHuntress1 Oh I love it! 1w
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5 books completed in October. 2 count towards #LitsyAtoZ2019: the tagged book is my choice for L & Reaper Man is my pick for R. I still need to read 9 books: I, J, K, O, T, U, V, X, Y. #Spooktober #OctoberWrapup #ReadingStats

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🖤🐱🖤🕸 2w
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A Collection of Quotable Quotes | Cameron House, Bookwise International
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Here's some #QuotsyInfo for anyone new who wants to play #QuotsyNov19. A quote from a book is ideal but you can use quotes from movies, song lyrics, interviews, etc. It's all about sharing our love of words so if a quote is meaningful to you, it doesn't matter if it's not from a book! Here's a weblink to the list of prompts for reference: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1752101 cont'd👇

TK-421 This is meant to be fun & flexible; I'm not keeping score. Post whenever you are able, regardless of what day it is, & don‘t about falling behind. If you find a quote for a word from last month or a year ago that you want to share, go ahead. Skip prompts that don't speak to you or post as many quotes as you like if you can‘t choose just one. It‘s all good! 😊 2w
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Wyrd Sisters | Terry Pratchett
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“We got the #spell exactly right. Except for the ingredients. And most of the poetry. And it probably wasn‘t the right time. And Gytha took most of it home for the cat, which couldn‘t of been proper.” #QuotsyOct19

ju.ca.no 🥰 2w
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A Collection of Quotable Quotes | Cameron House, Bookwise International
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Here‘s the list for #QuotsyNov19! If you haven't played before, the idea is to use an image to display a quote. You can check out a previous month‘s hashtags to see examples and stay tuned for my next Quotsy Info post which I‘ll be sharing tomorrow. If you have questions, please comment below. Thank you to everyone who posted in October! I ❤️ your posts! #QuotsyHost

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“As night approached I found myself at the entrance of the #cemetery... Everything was silent except the leaves of the trees, which were gently agitated by the wind; the night was nearly dark, and the scene would have been solemn and affecting even to an uninterested observer. The spirits of the departed seemed to flit around and to cast a shadow, which was felt but not seen, around the head of the mourner.” #QuotsyOct19

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A Collection of Quotable Quotes | Cameron House, Bookwise International
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I can‘t believe it‘s been 2 years since I first had the little idea that became #Quotsy! Whether you‘ve shared 1 quote or 100s, I want to thank every one of you who‘s taken part in this challenge 🤗 Your posts make each day a little brighter! 451 characters isn‘t enough to express the gratitude I feel or tell you how much your support means to me! Thank you, THANK YOU, Littens! ❤️ #QuotsyHost P.S. #QuotsyNov19 prompts will be posted this evening!

JoScho 🥳💜🥳 2w
tournevis 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 2w
Crazeedi Congrats on such a great job, well done!!👏❤ 2w
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mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 2w
GripLitGrl 🎉❤🎉 2w
Lcsmcat Wow! I can‘t believe it‘s been two years! Thanks for the dedication! 2w
TK-421 @Crazeedi @Lcsmcat Thank you! 😊 2w
Kalalalatja Awesome! 🙌🙌 2w
gradcat Wow! This is great—kudos to you on two years of producing these prompts! I‘ve missed October, but am planning on trying to get in on November. Again, congratulations & thank you very much for taking the time to do this!! ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
Daisey I don‘t participate in this as often as I would like, but I always enjoy the posts. Thank you for keeping it going! 2w
TK-421 @gradcat Thank you! Hope you‘re able to participate in November 😊 2w
BGam I love this very idea of posting interesting quotes which I come across while reading a book 📚... it‘s a very interesting activity and quite doable as well 😊👌 2w
Andrew65 Has it really been 2 years! You do a brilliant job with this @TK-421 👏👏👏🥳🙌😍🍾🥂 (edited) 2w
TK-421 @Andrew65 Thank you! 😊 1w
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Found this little gem & thought a photo of my broken bobble-head Groot Funko Pop (thanks to Minerva) summed it up perfectly, even though it‘s not a vase 😞 “To a Vase” ― Henry N. Beard, Poetry for Cats: The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished #Feline Verse #QuotsyOct19 #Cat #PoetryMatters

hermyknee 😂 I love this! ♥️ 2w
TheSpineView So good!🤣🤣🤣 2w
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Lord Foul's Bane | Stephen R. Donaldson
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“Gradually, the night stumbled as if stunned and wandering aimlessly into an overcast day—limped through the wilderland of transition as though there were no knowing where the waste of #darkness ended and the ashes of light began.” #QuotsyOct19

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Minerva‘s keeping me company while I prep for #Nanowrimo by reading the tagged book. I‘m enjoying it a lot, other than the author using examples from books I intend to read. Some have a quick “spoilers ahead!” notice but some don‘t & they often contain what I‘d consider minor spoilers. It‘s annoying, but I can get past it because there are lots of useful exercises that I‘m sure will help me improve my novels. I can‘t wait to get started!

britt_brooke 😻 2w
jdiehr Good luck with your writing! I participated last year 🙂 2w
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful kitty! 😺 2w
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Dragon 😻 2w
RealBooks4ever Enjoy Nanowrimo! Hi Minerva! 😺 2w
JazzFeathers I'm not sure about my NaNo this year. I'm going to attempt it, of course. But l've been working such long hours all through the month (and l'm not done yet) and l'm already exhausted 😪. Let's see. Good luck to you. I'll follow your progress. And just in case, l'm Celebcuen on the site 😊 2w
TK-421 @JazzFeathers Sorry to hear you‘re exhausted 😞 Thanks for the well-wishes & best of luck to you too! I‘m Vaaren on the Nano site & I sent you a buddy invite 😊 2w
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A Hat Full of Sky | Terry Pratchett
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“Sometimes the moon is light and sometimes it‘s in shadow, but you should always remember it‘s the same #moon.” #QuotsyOct19

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“...employment remains the primary marker of someone who is high-functioning, as having a job is the most reliable sign that you can pass in the world as normal. Most critically, a capitalist society values productivity in its citizens above all else, and those with severe mental illness are much less likely to be productive in ways considered valuable...” #highfunctioning #mentalillness

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I was sure this would be an interesting read but didn‘t expect to tear through it in less than a day! I‘m grateful that such a book exists. It‘s rare to find books about sza-bp & even rarer to read one written by a person who‘s experienced it firsthand. Although her experience may be different than my own, there are similarities which made it difficult to read at times. Still, I anticipate reading it many times before it‘s due for return. #szabp

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“Someone had said he was ‘clever‘ and he had got his invitation in the moderate expectation, on the part of his hostess, that some portion at least of his cleverness would be contributed to the general entertainment.” #host #QuotsyOct19

rwmg Onr of my favourite authors 2w
Redwritinghood I 💕 Saki. I‘ve always loved these stories. 2w
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Hey, Kitty Kitty! | Brenda Ponnay
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A pic of Minerva in the library 😻 Just because... #catwithbooks #CatsofLitsy

ravenlee What a beauty! 3w
LauraJ Pretty girl! 🖤 3w
QuietlyLaura So cute! 😍💕 3w
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Lord Foul's Bane | Stephen R. Donaldson
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“As he stepped across the threshold, Covenant's nostrils were assaulted by a pungent reek, a smell like that of rotten flesh lying in a latrine. It defied mere carbolic acid and ointments to mask it. It came from a shrunken figure sitting grotesquely on the white bed. Slowly the patient raised his arms as if to embrace Covenant. His hands were swollen stumps, fingerless lumps of pink, sick meat marked by cracks and ulcerations...” #grotesque

rwmg A friend of mine fainted on a bus when he read that passage. Since I was the one who recommended the book to him, I did feel guilty (edited) 3w
TK-421 @rwmg Oh wow! 😯 3w
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The X-Files Film Novel | Chris Carter
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“They call me ‘Spooky‘. Spooky Mulder, whose sister was abducted by aliens when he was just a kid and now he chases after little green men with a badge and a gun shouting to the heavens or to anyone who will listen that the fix is in, that the sky is falling. And when it hits, it's gonna be the shit storm of all time.”
“Well. I would say that about does it, Spooky.”
“Does what?
“Well, looks like 86 is your lucky number.”
#QuotsyOct19

TK-421 #Spooky always brings this scene to mind. 3w
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There‘s a quote from The Breakfast Club that goes “We‘re all pretty #bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.” I have it on a poster but I took a Sharpie to it and scratched out the word “hiding” because it reminds me that there‘s a certain pride and freedom that comes from wearing your unique bizarreness like a badge of honor. #QuotsyOct19

wanderinglynn I love that movie! ❤️👍🏻 3w
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Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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“...I minded not how the hours went. The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo, now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished...This was sheer idleness to my fellow-townsmen, no doubt; but if the birds and flowers had tried me by their standard, I should not have been found wanting. A man must find his occasions in himself, it is true. The natural day is very calm, and will hardly reprove his indolence.”

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“yarn, n.

Maybe language is kind, giving us these double meanings. Maybe it's trying to teach us a lesson, that we can always be two things at once.
Knit me a sweater out of your best stories. Not the day's petty injustices. Not the glimmer of a seven-eights-forgotten moment from your past. Not something that somebody said to somebody, who then told it to you. No, I want a #yarn. It doesn't have to be true.” #QuotsyOct19

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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Snuggles from Minerva while reading make my day 🥰 #CatsofLitsy #CatwithBook #HappyCaturday

Sace I'm starting to think that Minerva is the most photogenic cat I've ever run across. Or she's a feline witch and has mesmerized me. 3w
TK-421 @Sace Aww thanks 😊 She might be a witch 😂 The inspiration for her name was Minerva McGonagall! 3w
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“When you became a wizard you were expected to stop shaving and grow a #beard like a gorse bush. Very senior wizards looked capable of straining nourishment out of the air via their mustaches, like whales.” #QuotsyOct19

Slajaunie 😂😂😂 3w
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She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that‘s best of #dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow‘d to that tender light
Which heaven to #gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless #grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o‘er her face;
Where thoughts serenely #sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

contd ⬇️

TK-421 And on that cheek, and o‘er that brow,
So soft, so #calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all
A heart whose love is innocent!
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TK-421 I‘m using this poem for multiple prompts for #PoetryMatters @TheSpineView & #gaudy for #QuotsyOct19 3w
TheSpineView My favorite of Lord Byron's poems. 💜💜💜 3w
Lcsmcat Well played. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Guards! Guards! | Terry Pratchett
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“But all this business about kings and lords, it's against basic human #dignity. We're all born equal. It makes me sick.”

“Never heard you talk like this before, Frederick,” said Nobby.

“It's Sergeant Colon to you, Nobby.”

#QuotsyOct19

julesG 😂😂😂 4w
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Midnight Reflections | P.M. Richter
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Last night Minerva was fascinated by the reflection of my bookshelves in the window! #CatsofLitsy

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The Cat MEGAPACK : 25 Frisky Feline Tales, Old and New | Andrew Lang, Pamela Sargent, John Russell Fearn, Gary Lovisi, Sydney J. Bounds
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This short story, The Hemingway Kittens by A.R. Morlan, hooked me from the first line love 😻

Crazeedi ❤❤❤❤❤perfect 4w
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Anne of the Island (Special Collector's) | Lucy Maud Montgomery, L M Montgomery
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“Humor is the spiciest condiment in the #feast of existence. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them.” #QuotsyOct19

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“There is no easy way to train an #apprentice. My two tools are example and nagging.” #QuotsyOct19

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Centennial Books | Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (Bookstore)
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#Thanksgiving weekend has been so busy I haven‘t had a chance to post but I hope to get caught up soon. We paid a visit to Centennial Books yesterday & I finally found the elusive 3rd book of SRD‘s “The Man Who” series... but of course this comes months after I gave up my search & ordered it online cuz I‘m lucky like that 😂 After lots of digging through the crowded #SFF shelves we left with a lovely little #BookHaul of 6 books! #UsedBooks

Come-read-with-me @TK-421 JEALOUS! Wasn‘t able to get there when I was home a couple of weeks ago. Happy Thanksgiving reading! 🇨🇦🤓🇨🇦 1mo
TK-421 @Come-read-with-me Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!🍁 1mo
Dragon Happy 🇨🇦 Thanksgiving! 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Gobble gobble 🍁🦃🍁 1mo
ctboeheim I‘ve read all of them and endorse each one. Night in the Lonesome October is delightful. 1mo
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Licence Renewed | John Gardner
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I almost forgot to share our #minibookhaul! My hubby & I picked these up for 50¢ each from the book exchange shelf at the grocery store. #usedbooks

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“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be #curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
It matters that you don't just give up.” ― Stephen Hawking. #QuotsyOct19

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When I try to get a photo of Minerva when in front of a bookshelf she‘s usually uncooperative and turns away or walks off or something. When my hubby wants to take a photo? “Oh, you want a photo? OK, I‘ll pose for you.” #CatwithBooks #CatsofLitsy

robinb Gorgeous 🖤 1mo
Texreader Minerva is a beauty!! 1mo
Zelma 😂 that‘s pretty funny. 1mo
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Waiting | Bruce Henderson
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Well, my evening of writing & revision turned into an evening of installing long overdue updates that just couldn‘t be put off any longer if I want things to keep working. So now it‘s waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting . . . . Sigh 🙄 At least I should be all set up and ready to go tomorrow!

Jesstifies You‘re doing what must be done 🙃Imagine your light and glorious mood tomorrow when the passive aggressive update nudges have stopped! 1mo
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The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me,
And I cannot, cannot go.

The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow;
The storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.

Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing drear can move me;
I will not, cannot go.

#Dark #PoetryMatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView So good! Thanks for sharing that little gem!🖤🖤🖤 1mo
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The Return of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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“Things had indeed been very slow with us, and I had learned to #dread such periods of inaction, for I knew by experience that my companion's brain was so abnormally active that it was dangerous to leave it without material upon which to work.“ #QuotsyOct19

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Jitterbug Perfume | Tom Robbins
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“Bones are patient. Bones never tire nor do they run away. When you come upon a man who has been dead many years, his bones will still be lying there, in place, content, patiently waiting, but his flesh will have gotten up and left him. Water is like flesh. Water will not stand still. It is always off to somewhere else; restless, talkative, and curious. Even water in a covered jar will disappear in time.👇

TK-421 Flesh is water. Stones are like bones. Satisfied. Patient. Dependable. Tell me, then, Alobar, in order to achieve immortality, should you emulate water or stone? Should you trust your flesh or your bones?” #bone #QuotsyOct19 1mo
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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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Just because it‘s Monday and I‘d rather be at home reading than at work, here‘s a photo of Minerva & a book. #catwithbook 😺 #CatsofLitsy #MondaysSuck #RatherBeReading

Sace Mondays totally suck. Minerva does not suck. 1mo
Linsy I need to read more Pratchett!! 1mo
TK-421 @Linsy My hubby finally started reading Discworld so I‘m rereading the books as he finishes them. I also picked up a couple I was missing & can‘t wait to read them, too. Gotta love Pratchett! 1mo
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