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Tex2Flo

Tex2Flo

Joined July 2016

Reader (absurdist fiction my kryptonite); collector of blue dogs, ugly mermaids, and goofy fish; student of art history; lazy gardener
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How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
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Smoke and Summons by Charlie N. Holmberg
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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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1. Tagged, it is so good I can‘t imagine living without it for the 2 years since it was published.
2. If I had a few dollars, I would get a baguette and a cup of coffee and ride the ferry back and forth just like Edna St. Vincent Millay, and then walk home after a while in a cloud of no-see-ems and contemplation—not sweating exactly, but working up a higher shine.
3. Cafe au lait au lait au lait (very milky coffee)
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

LauraBeth I love that book so much and am glad to see someone else love it! 2d
Tex2Flo I just want to gobble everything she says. I feel like she‘s letting us up in on a personal joke every line or so. 2d
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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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To the question of what of Catholics believe, the author, in part, says about jesus. "He is so gentle that sheep seem like demented murderers in his presence, but also rays of sunlight shoot out of his face so hard they can kill people." This gal can stretch a description past ridiculous. Hysterical.

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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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Gonna see how week I do at predicting what I want to read in November—these from off the shelf. No telling what will jump into a shopping cart during a big shopping month!
Also want to get some targets for the #nonfictionnovember
#yeahright

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Life | Keith Richards
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1. Chex Mix sweet and salty
2. No, just can't find the time for them as I don't drive much
3. Turkey available EVERYWHERE! And, reading the tagged book.
4. Proudly, none
5. Teal, aqua
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

QuietlyLaura I love Chex Muddie Buddies! 1w
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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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October list
1 chunkster (Schiff)
3 nonfiction
2 historical fiction
3 mystery thriller
5-star: tagged
4 contemporary fiction

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Still my beating heart! This box built of real images for me—even bookmarks for a Pisces and A BLUE DOG!! Very excited. (I‘ve already opened the snack mix) Loved the swap! @LibrarianRyan #nightmareswap @tdrosebud

tdrosebud I'm so glad you like everything! 2w
LibrarianRyan YEAHHHH 2w
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HERE BE NIGHTMARES | Julya Oui
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ARRIVED!!
#nightmareswap @tdrosebud @LibrarianRyan
It‘s sitting on the counter....taunting me!

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2w
tdrosebud Yay! 2w
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Hollywood,FL
62
I make a good living and can afford to buy (so long as it‘s deeply discounted).
Single
She
Born and raised in Texas 1st half of my life, moved to Florida for second half. Called Tex so when I move to Florida, some goofy friends started calling me Flo.

ljuliel I like the story of your name. Pretty cute. 😊 3w
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HERE BE NIGHTMARES | Julya Oui
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#Nightmareswap @LibrarianRyan
@kindergartenkat
The package is sent and on its way. I had loads of fun finding things because my match just seems to like everything!

kindergartenkat Yay! And it's true - I pretty much like everything! 3w
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3w
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Without being too literal, midway through the history of the Salem trials, Schiff starts really poking fun.
#spooktober #witches @Eggs
“Meanwhile, most of Essex County seemed to be flying through the air, on very crowded sticks.”

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I‘m glad I started this early in the month because this heavily researched and extremely detailed book is taking a long time to get through. Densely packed pages of small print and smaller footnotes! It‘s taken me DAYS to get 1/3 way done.

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#fallisbooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 #OctoberTBR
Two because of the season and two because they have been ALMOST for a couple of months.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m curious about the Greenwood book! I wasn‘t a fan of 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊📚❤️ 1mo
Tex2Flo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I DID like Ugly and Wonderful, but have still been putting off this new one. I have to balance the heavy reads with some lighter ones. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tex2Flo I was in the #Unpopular opinion vote on that one 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
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A mixed bag for the month. Some really good and some I really didn‘t care for.
3– non fiction
2– mystery
1– 5-star (tagged)
1– I just didn‘t get (Joe Gould‘s Teeth)

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How to Build a Girl | Caitlin Moran
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All the men turn to look at me. Their expression is a bit like one I saw in a documentary where someone once put a single flamingo in a zoo enclosure full of camels... All the camels stared. The flamingo stared back. Everyone seemed FATALLY confused (caps are mine).

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Smoke and Summons | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Got this one for free through some Kindle offering. Picked it out of the list thinking it was a different mystery story. Liking it more than expected.

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The Things She's Seen | Ambelin Kwaymullina
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A bit of a cheat. I wish I‘d read this book while I was posting my #7days7covers images. Finished this one this morning and the cover grabbed me at the post-read view.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🦋 2mo
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Delighted to see this today. I‘ve had this on my TBR for YEARS now.

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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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A little late to the party. @howjessreads #friyayintro
1. New Orleans, always and forever
2. Fall-like for the tropics—very breezy and warm
3. Date set up by my mother. He ordered pink squirrels and had no conversation. Dubbed Most Boring Man.
4. One #petsoflitsy. German Shepherd, Novella Minnow Pea.
5. BOOP!

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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“...the president is sitting at his desk eating a sandwich the way a German Shepherd would trying eat a balloon filled with mayonnaise.” Not sure this is what the author intended, but I couldn‘t help but think of Chris Farley.

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#7covers7days #covercrush #day7
Thank you @jenniferw88 for a fun challenge. I love seeing how others view their own collections and gives me a reason to think differently.
Final intriguing cover of the set.

KarenUK Love this one.... 😍 2mo
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#7covers7days #covercrush #day6
@KarenUK @Cinfhen @jenniferw88
A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed. Use the hashtags.
Tagging @gradcat to play.

Cinfhen I‘m intrigued 🐷 2mo
gradcat I‘m already playing, but I do so appreciate being tagged—thank you very much!! ♥️ By the way, I love your cover choice! 🐖😅 And I love Wavy Gravy—I just saw that! (edited) 2mo
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Did I miss all the swaps planned for autumn? I got busy with work and hurricanes and might have missed a signing up deadline. I LOVE swaps!

SamanthaMarie @LibrarianRyan is doing a #NightmareSwap :) signups until the 14th of this month! Check her page, I think it is two posts down. 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yep. My #nightmareswap (Halloween themed) sign ups end soon!! 2mo
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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day5
@BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman
For 7 days, post a book cover you love, no explanations needed. Just use the hashtags.
Don‘t know who started this, but it‘s fun to see all the various choices. 👌👏🏽👏🏽

KarenUK Such a cool cover! 😍 2mo
Cinfhen Good one💜 2mo
BarbaraBB Very cool! I think @jenniferw88 started this challenge. I hope you will join too, @arubabookwoman 😘 2mo
arubabookwoman Done. Thx for the tag! 2mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day4
Words cannot express how much I like this cover.

KarenUK Gorgeous 😍😍😍 2mo
Cinfhen 🧡🧡🧡 2mo
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#7days7covers #day3 #covercrush
Tagging
@FireproofBunny @JenlovesJT47
Just post 1 cover you love, each day for 7 days, no explanation needed and use the hashtags.

KarenUK 😍😍😍 2mo
Cinfhen Cool cover...meets your parameters 2mo
Tex2Flo @Cinfhen I know! and I realized that I don't have many BEAUTIFUL covers, but I have a whole slew of intriguing covers! 2mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day2
@KarenUK @cdcnmac @Taichichick
Just post 1 cover you love, each day for 7 days, no explanation needed and use the hashtags.
New tags for @deadrabbitsbooks

Cinfhen I quite like this cover 🤩 2mo
Tex2Flo @Cinfhen I like a cover to be intriguing and to describe the book without giving away too much. 2mo
Cinfhen Those parameters do make for a good cover!! 2mo
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#covercrush #7covers7days @jenniferw88
Book covers that are special to me, no captions needed.
Tagging @TK421 and @Reggie

Cinfhen Fabulous 2mo
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Miles of blade-grass so tough it grew
in salt water, interrupted only by trees so bent they wore the shape of the wind.

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Suite Francaise, a Novel | Irne Nmirovsky
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1. Tagged. Been on my shelf for over a decade and just can't seem to make it into my hands.
2. I just don't read anything twice. Too many to read once.
3. Just the ones at the house now? over 200
4. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly--superb
5. rave on, Littens!
#wondrousWednesday @eggs
Thanks, you sweet @KarenUK for the tag. Been so busy I've neglected Litsy.

Eggs I discovered quotes from Nemirovsky 13 yrs ago, and still want to read this as well. 2mo
Crazeedi I so agree with number 2! 💞 2mo
KarenUK 💕😊📚💕 2mo
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Tex2Flo @Eggs Why is this one so HARD to take on? 2mo
Tex2Flo @Crazeedi I'm the same with movies and TV shows. Too much to input to double down anywhere. 2mo
Eggs @Tex2Flo I forget to make it a priority-it might be on my Litsy stack 🤪🤓 2mo
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Finally found a proper bingo with a little help from @alexa_d
Funny, no 5 star reads yet this year. Close, but no.

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#redreading #augustabc @Eggs
A terrible story told about a terrible era by little blue mice.
Dirty tiles make an inverted swastika around the cover image.

Eggs 🤗👏🏻📚👏🏻🤗 3mo
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#tequila #ayupaugust @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen
Hey, Parrotheads. Here‘s the inside of the Margaritaville Hotel in Hollywood, FL. Can‘t hear tequila without thinking of Jimmy B.

Megabooks My favorite is The Weather Is Here, I Wish You Were Beautiful! 3mo
Tex2Flo Like country songs, his titles are terrific. 3mo
Cinfhen Stunning!! I need an escape ~ all this family time is starting to drive me crazzzzzzy 🤪 3mo
squirrelbrain That looks a gorgeous hotel! 💕🍸👍 3mo
Tex2Flo @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen It‘s a terrific space and pretty inspiring. Right on the beach at the Broadwalk. The staff are amazing. 3mo
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Was hoping for more Real Housewives and less Doctor Pimple Popper. Such a great title, though!!

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1. Anything with milk chocolate. I avoid it as long as I can, but then I break out like a 16 year old n
2. After over 60 years, I finally found some clothing I like and am replacing my whole wardrobe piece by piece.
3. Tagged. Time period that I hate to read about but a sociology I‘m completely interested in.
4. Thanks @KarenUK for the tag. Now, let‘s see if @Taichichick is paying attention.
@Eggs #wondrouswednesdy one of my favorite prompts.

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗👏🏻 3mo
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”I am drowning, my dear, in seas of fire.”
#quotsyaug19 #lighthouse @TK421
Not her lighthouse in the picture, but one of the few left in Florida.

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#ayupauguat #perfect @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain
“Close your mouth please, Michael; we are not a codfish.”

Cinfhen ❤️🎶☂️ 3mo
squirrelbrain Love this! 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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These have been on my shopping pile for a while and I finally dusted off the purse strings to get something new.
Sorted is by: Non-Fiction, then General Fiction, and Mystery Thriller. Usually that last stack is biggest.

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#quotsyaug19 #wiggle #dogsoflitsy @TK-421
Outside of a dog, a book is man‘s best friend.
Inside of a dog, it‘s too dark to read.
(Shamelessly stealing the idea from @JoScho as an excuse to post this quote.

JoScho Love it and this sweet pics! 3mo
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Tell Me Something | Adele Parks
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#ayupaugust #somethinggood @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen
Tell me something good. Tell me that you like it. Chaka Kahn for the win!

squirrelbrain 😁🎵👍 3mo
Cinfhen Love Chaka 💪🏼💋 3mo
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Diary of a Nobody | George & Weedon Grossmith
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@howjessreads #friyayintro
1. Tagged book is an old book but so cute. I was thrilled to find it.
2. Tory or Trika (never Tess)
3. Calamari with Thai sauce
4. Avoiding the tropical storm with a pile of books and Netflix
5. Just 2. Should be 4 but I realized I didn‘t know those words in German or Italian.

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#ayupaugust #babies @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen
Fun graphic novel about pregnancy and new birth

squirrelbrain Love your picture! 💕 3mo
Cinfhen I agree with @squirrelbrain love the background you choose!! 3mo
Tex2Flo @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen I‘ve been having a good time with all the stuff available in Pic Collage. (edited) 3mo
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The Ticket That Exploded | William Burroughs
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#August abc #bluebooks @Eggs
All blue. All sitting on the TBR shelves, some for a long time.

Eggs Lovely! I started Infinite Jest, but it was not for me... 3mo
Tex2Flo @eggs not sure I‘ll ever get to it. Been sitting there for at least 3 years. All the comments I‘ve read make me think it‘s more trouble than it‘s worth. 3mo
Eggs It‘s great if you like looong paragraphs that are essentially 1 sentence!!!🤨🤪🤓 3mo
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The sweetest good-sad story
#crymeariver #ayupaugust @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen
Book club cast Cloris Leachman and David Arquette.

squirrelbrain Sounds good (but sad!) - stacked... 3mo
Cinfhen Such a great book!!!!!!!! 3mo
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Quicksand | Steve Toltz
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#alliesalways #augustabc @Eggs
This has been sitting on the TBR shelf for a long time and it‘s starting off as a real “buddy movie” of a book.

Eggs Good one ☝️👏🏻🤗📚🤗 3mo
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Even Aliens Need Snacks | Matthew McElligott
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@LibrarianRyan #bbrc
...and I call the flip flops...

LibrarianRyan Ferris. Yeahh. Yumm. I call them flip flops too. But a lot of people think of that is only beach flip flops. 3mo
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | Jean-Dominique Bauby
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July Reads
Most intriguing—Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Least rewarding—Florida Roadkill
4 non-fiction (possibly a record high)
5 thrillers (possibly a record low)

KarenUK 😊👍📚💕 3mo
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#bookishbingo
This was fun! First time I‘ve been able to gather my thought for a bingo.

Samplergal Is that supposed to be from the last year? I was confused 🤷🏽‍♀️. I put my first book that I just finished in August. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3mo
Tex2Flo Dunno. I just interpreted it to be anniversary year. 3mo
alexa_d You know, Lucy Knisley is bi. You could put Kid Gloves in the "LGBTQ author" square and have a proper bingo! 3mo
Tex2Flo @alexa_d I didn‘t know that. I was certain I‘d be playing the rest of the month before a good bingo showed up. Thanks. 3mo
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Never Have I Ever | Joshilyn Jackson
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This was hard.
1. Jumped out of a plane (never gonna happen)
2. Had children (never gonna happen)
3. Been married (not ruling it out)

Have fun!

Megabooks 2 for me as well! 3mo
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The Bottoms | Joe R. Lansdale
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Been reading a lot of things set around where I grew up—around East Texas. This image of early morning in the woods brought back vivid memories.
“...as daybreak was running like a broken egg yolk through the trees and birds were calling out that they were in search of breakfast...”
Good morning, folks.

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Joe Gould's Teeth | Jill Lepore
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End of vacation week and finally couldn‘t ignore my TBR and the Bookbub sale. Lucky I was able to hold to 10 (very lucky).

KarenUK Nice haul! Xx 👍💕 4mo
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