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Tkimsal

Tkimsal

Joined November 2022

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Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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I will gladly share my gently used copy of Slaughterhouse-Five with a reader in the United States. If you are interested, please comment on this post.

dabbe What a wonderful gesture! Can you believe I've never read it? I'd love a copy! 🤩🤩🤩 2d
Tkimsal @dabbe Great! Please send your mailing address to my email akimsal@comcast.net and I will get it mailed off! 2d
dabbe @Tkimsal I just sent it to you! Thanks again! 😀 2d
Tkimsal @dabbe I got it—you‘re welcome! I will mail this off in the next day or two! 2d
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Up next for book club. #FirstSaturdayReaders

dabbe Yowza, what a title! 😱 6d
Tkimsal @dabbe Agree! 6d
Bookwomble @dabbe It's from William Blake's "Proverbs of Hell". (My autism needed to tell you! ?) 5d
Tkimsal @Bookwomble Love it! Thanks for sharing! 5d
dabbe @Bookwomble Blake (at times) is way over my head, though I do love “The Chimney Sweeper.“ Thanks for sharing that info. 😊 5d
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Goodbye, Columbus | Philip Roth
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Current read. Bought this at a thrift store about 30 years ago and had it in my TBR pile ever since. My first Roth.

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Pickpick

Quick read, compelling. Beautifully and sparely written.

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Metropolitan Stories | Christine Coulson
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Book group trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. #FirstSaturdayReaders #TheMet

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3w
Ruthiella The picture reminds me of the scene in When Harry Met Sally, “Waiter, there is too much pepper on my paprikash.” 3w
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I‘m a lifelong reader but I‘ve always struggled with poetry. Recently I saw a post online about a completely unrelated subject that had someone comment, “Explain it to me like I‘m 8,” and I thought, “Gee, I wish someone would explain poetry to me like I‘m 8.” Cue the Amazon search, and here we are with my current read!

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Current read. #FirstSaturdayReaders

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Metropolitan Stories | Christine Coulson
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Book club today! #FirstSaturdayReaders

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

I haven‘t read any Stephen King since the BIG disappointment of Doctor Sleep. At this point it seems like he keeps writing the same books over and over with a few changes to the minor details and character names. File under “More of the Same.”

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Current read.

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June, July and August book club selections. #FirstSaturdayReaders

dabbe Your book club is incredible. Can't wait to read what you think of CERULEAN. That's been on my TBR forever! 🤩 2mo
Tkimsal @dabbe Thank you! 2mo
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Metropolitan Stories | Christine Coulson
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this more, but it never really came together for me. #FirstSaturdayReaders

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Metropolitan Stories | Christine Coulson
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Next for book club. #FirstSaturdayReaders

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Book club today to discuss Tara Westover‘s excellent memoir, “Educated.” Book club day is always a good day. #FirstSaturdayReaders

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Enjoying my reading journal, and still learning. #ReadingJournal

dabbe It's fabulous. 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Tkimsal @dabbe Thank you! 2mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Just finished and it will take me some time to process. Amazing memoir. Book club next weekend for discussion. #FirstSaturdayReaders

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Current read and I and I am loving it. About 2/3 through. #FirstSaturdayReaders

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Seen (in my reading journal). #truth

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It‘s happening. #ReadingJournal

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
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Thinking about starting a reading journal. Anyone else keep one? Any advice you will share with a newbie? Thanks, my fellow bibliophiles! #ReadingJournal

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
dabbe My reading journal is simple, but I love it. I choose 5-6 quotes from the book that have meaning and will help me remember it; I then write them in my journal. I'll even draw a sketch for a particular word in each quote. That's it. No analysis--just the quotes. One page of a journal for each book read. I can't tell you how memorable it is for me. It is my most treasured book that I own. Happy writing. 🤗 3mo
Tkimsal @dabbe That‘s wonderful! Thanks for sharing! 3mo
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Old favorite. Still worth sharing. #booklove

Ruthiella 👍👍👍 3mo
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Some of us tonight after book group. Energized and ready for our next book. #FirstSaturdayReaders

Reggie Awww very cool! 3mo
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Current read.

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Loved this! Finished and immediately started rereading. Can‘t wait for book club to discuss this. Definitely recommend.

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Up next for book club. #FirstSaturdayReaders

dabbe Can't wait to read what you think about it; it's on my TBR. 😃 4mo
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List of the Lost | Morrissey
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Panpan

There‘s no way sugarcoat it. This book was awful. I started it two other times and couldn‘t get past the first 5 or so pages. This time I was determined to power through and I did manage to finish it. It‘s as terrible as the reviews said it is.

dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
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The Secret Life Of Sunflowers | Dana Marton, Marta Molnar
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Mehso-so

Interesting fact-based story about the sister-in-law of famous artist Vincent Van Gogh, but the contemporary storyline that was supposed to complement it was cliche and predictable.

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Book giveaway! I‘m happy to share my gently used copy of Ruth Ozeki‘s excellent novel, THE BOOK OF FORM AND EMPTINESS with a reader in the United States. Please comment below if you are interested. #BookGiveaway #BookMail

monalyisha Oh hi! I‘ve been meaning to read this for a long time. A Tale for the Time Being is one of my faves. Definitely interested! 5mo
Tkimsal @monalyisha Happy to send you my copy. If you would like you can email your name and mailing address to me at my email akimsal@comcast.net and I will send it out to you! 👍 5mo
monalyisha What a boon! Thanks so much! 5mo
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Tkimsal You‘re welcome! 5mo
monalyisha I received a perfectly lovely package today! Will make a proper “Thank You” post this weekend. 💖 Very much appreciated! 5mo
Tkimsal @monalyisha Glad to share such a good book with a fellow reader! 5mo
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The Secret Life Of Sunflowers | Dana Marton, Marta Molnar
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Up next for book club. #FirstSaturdayReaders

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Up next for book club. #FirstSaturdayReaders

mindduckbooks Curious what you will think. Definitely a book that is fun to talk about.

Check out our discussion about it on our podcast afterwards if have some time :)

https://mindduckbooks.com/2022/12/11/32-piranesi-by-susanna-clarke/
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New Year‘s Eve Day vibes.

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A Christmas Memory | Truman Capote
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Annual reread.

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Winter in Sokcho | ELISA. SHUA DUSAPIN
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Up next for book club. #FirstSaturdayReaders #BooksWithBeth

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Second #BookTok recommendation I tried was another dud.

monalyisha I read a popular BookTok choice recently, as well, and was also *deeply* disappointed! To be fair, I don‘t have TikTok, I didn‘t know it was popular on the platform, and I have no real sense of the breadth and depth of BookTok. Still. I‘m with you. 🙈😉 5mo
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Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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Happy Thanksgiving! Today I express my ongoing gratitude for book lovers. You‘re smart, friendly, empathetic, giving and all around good eggs!

Ruthiella Happy Thanksgiving to you! 🥧 8mo
Tkimsal @Ruthiella Thank you! 8mo
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Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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This month for book club. #FirstSaturdayReaders

Ruthiella Hope you all like it. Vonnegut is a bit of an acquired taste. 8mo
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My book club celebrated 25 years today. We have a great group of passionate, curious and insightful readers, and our conversations always illuminate the books we read and discuss. I am thinking of my sister, Beth Kimsal Stead, who was one of our original members. She passed in 2021, but I know she was with us in spirit today. And, now, our group‘s journey continues. #FirstSaturdayReaders #BooksWithBeth

Ruthiella Awesome! 👍 8mo
Reggie Congrats!! 8mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 8mo
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Prepping for book club this weekend, our 25th anniversary meeting. Looking back and looking ahead. #FirstSaturdayReaders #BooksWithBeth

Reggie Wow, congrats! 8mo
Tkimsal @Reggie Thank you! 8mo
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My sister Beth, seen here behind me, was one of the original members of our book group. Although she left for a period of years to raise her children, she eventually returned and remained with the group until she passed in 2021. I miss her every day. In November, our group will celebrate 25 years of reading and discussing books. I know Beth will be there with us in spirit. #FirstSaturdayReaders #BooksWithBeth

Ruthiella That‘s wonderful that you shared your love of reading with your sister. ❤️ 9mo
Tkimsal @Ruthiella Thank you! 9mo
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Up next for book club… our 25th anniversary selection. #FirstSaturdayReaders #BooksWithBeth

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First #BookTok selection was a dud.

GHABI4ROSES 😅 9mo
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Trying a #BookTok recommendation for the first time. I like to read a Halloween selection this time of year and saw this featured on a number of TikTok videos.

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Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Every month at book club, we wrap up our discussion with each reader offering their rating of that month‘s selection. We rate on a scale of 0 to 5 stars, 0 being the worst (there‘s been a few) and 5 being the best. As we approach our 25th anniversary, today I made an interesting discovery. One of our group has been, far and away, the most generous with 5 star ratings. And it isn‘t who I would have thought it would be. 🤔 #FirstSaturdayReaders

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Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Book group prep. #FirstSaturdayReaders

dabbe One of my top fave favorite authors of all time. 🤩🤩🤩 10mo
Tkimsal @dabbe 👍 10mo
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Gettin‘ real tired of the posts about “Sam Hell”…

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 10mo
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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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Good discussion today at book club. This novel was liked by everyone. #FirstSaturdayReaders

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Rememberings | Sinad O'Connor
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This was a disappointment.

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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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Just finished this a few minutes ago, and, wow, what a surprise this book was. Thought provoking, challenging, emotional. Can't wait for my book club's discussion.

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Top to bottom, September, October and November for book club. #FirstSaturdayReaders

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Book club today. Good people I am lucky to call my friends. Even when the book isn‘t everyone‘s favorite, the conversation is still good. #FirstSaturdayReaders