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Daisey

Daisey

Joined April 2016

Junior high teacher📓Sourdough baker 📚Reader of #FellowshipofTolkien, #1001books, YA, MG, and more 📖https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2408113-daisey
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The Annotated Hobbit by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson
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I Am Still Alive by Kate Marshall
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The Agony House by Cherie Priest
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Outlaws of the Marsh by Luo Guanzhong, Naian Shi, Luo Guan-Zhong
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The Annotated Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson
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I used money from an early Christmas gift this year to purchase The Annotated Hobbit to go along with our current readalong. It arrived today so I‘m playing a bit of catch up on chapters 2 & 3. I‘m excited to see illustrations from other editions (above center is from the 1973 Slovak edition) and to read the annotations, although I doubt I‘ll get to all of them with this reading.

#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

JazzFeathers The Italian translation of this edition is the very first Tolkien book l ever bought. Nostalgia... 8h
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Grenade | Alan Gratz
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I‘ve read bits and pieces about the Battle of Okinawa, but this story clearly described the reality of that battle without too much gore. Told in alternating chapters from the perspective of a young U.S. soldier and a Okinawan teenager, it provides a picture of the chaos and bloodshed experienced by all of the groups involved as well as some of the cultural aspects of Okinawa separate from Imperial Japan.

#MiddleGrade #YA #audiobook #Hoopla

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Reading chapter 1 with Tolkien‘s own illustration of The Hill and Bag End. The meeting between Bilbo and Gandalf is great, and I always enjoy the little history of golf anecdote.

Fun note for today: I happened to log into the web version of Litsy this evening and The Hobbit is a trending book!

#FellowshipofTolkien #ThereAndBackAgain #YearsofTolkien

JazzFeathers Noooooo! Do you think we made it trendy? 2d
Daisey @JazzFeathers I think we did! If you scroll through recent posts, they are all for our readalong. 💪 😁 2d
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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This book doesn‘t have much plot, simply relating the observations and reflections of the main character. Usually that‘s a style that never feels like it gets anywhere and kind of bores me, but I truly enjoyed this one. I liked the humor and the perspective of the narrator, an unmarried English woman in the 1950s. Yes, her life is simple and sometimes she daydreams of other situations, but she is also generally content.

#audiobook #Hoopla

Daisey I first read about this book in a post by @batsy about #SpinsterLit and added it to my never ending TBR list. Just recently I saw it was also on the #1001books list and downloaded the audio to listen in between some other reads. So glad I did! 3d
rubyslippersreads Between recommendations from you and @batsy I‘ll have to read this. 😊 3d
batsy I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Pym has a wonderful way with her writing. @rubyslippersreads I think this is one that you'll like 🙂 3d
LibrarianRyan I love this book cover 2d
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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So it begins . . . I‘m so excited to be rereading The Hobbit again and to have so many people joining us!

#ThereAndBackAgain #FellowshipofTolkien

JazzFeathers I've just read it last September, and still l can't wait to read it again with a of you. 3d
Daisey @JazzFeathers I‘m especially looking forward to our discussion after all the other reading in between and with different readers as well. 3d
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I‘m just going to continue combining these in 1 weekly graphic.

#BookReport
Completed 6 books and started 3 new ones.

#CurrentlyReading
📖 The Agony House
📖 I Am Still Alive
🎧 Excellent Women

#WeeklyForecast
📖 So looking forward to starting a reread of The Hobbit this evening with #FellowshipofTolkien! Feel free to join us in #ThereAndBackAgain.
🎧 Waiting on a hold for The Black Dahlia
📚 3 MG/YA options from the library

Cinfhen I don‘t blame you!!! These graphics are excellent 💕😍 4d
Daisey @Cinfhen Thank you! I‘ve really been enjoying following my weekly progress like this. 4d
tpixie Wow tons of reading!!! 3d
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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I finished out November with 16 completed books. I enjoyed them, but I doubt any will make my best reads for the year. I think In Cold Blood for #ReadColdBlood probably tops the list due to vivid writing and good discussion. Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth was also an unexpectedly wonderful read.

For my weekly #BookReport, I finished 6 books and will share those specific titles tomorrow as I decide what to read next.

#ReadingStats #MonthlyStats

JazzFeathers Wow! That's a great result. 4d
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yes, I was surprised when I looked at the total. I didn‘t realize I had read that much. 3d
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This was a fascinating listen, some things I had read about or knew about from other sources and many I did not know. The style is conversational and humorous.

I finished listening while taking a walk and feeding the calves at my sister‘s while visiting this weekend.

#nonfiction #audiobook #Hoopla

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve seen this one on here before, it always look so tempting! 5d
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa This was absolutely a #BlameitonLitsy choice. It‘s a very light and fun listen for something that could be a heavy topic. 4d
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The Agony House | Cherie Priest
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Saturday morning book and breakfast includes a new YA book set in New Orleans.

Sace Stacked! 5d
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Our #FellowshipofTolkien is ready for another adventure #ThereAndBackAgain as we reread The Hobbit a chapter a day starting December 1 and start Lord of the Rings on January 3.

We would love to have any other interested readers join us, whether you‘ve read it many times or want to read it for the first time! We‘re an informal readalong group, but we post and discuss with each other regularly so feel free to join in.

#YearsofTolkien

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The Darkdeep | Ally Condie, Brendan Reichs
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Mehso-so

I finished this book with a hot mug of cocoa on this dreary afternoon. The story had an interesting premise, but it just didn‘t wow me.

#TRS2019 #MsDsLibrary #middlegrade

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The Darkdeep | Ally Condie, Brendan Reichs
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Wishing everyone that celebrates a very happy Thanksgiving! I‘m so grateful to share this reading community with all of you. I‘m taking a little bit to fit in a few pages before all the family festivities later today.

ljuliel Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 7d
Nute Thankful for you, Ms. Daisey. Have a wonderful day today!🧡 7d
JazzFeathers Happy Thanksgiving! 7d
Daisey @ljuliel @Nute @JazzFeathers Thank you all! Hope you have each had a lovely day! 7d
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I felt this book had a slow start, which makes me wonder if younger readers will give it a chance or set it aside too early. Once I became invested in the letters of each character, it shared a perspective I don‘t think I‘ve read before. I appreciated the message of being patriotic and in support of troops, while still questioning involvement in Vietnam. The way it all came together in the end packed a punch.

#TRS2019 #middlegrade #epistolary

AmberWB I LOVED this book. 1w
Daisey @AmberWB It took longer than I expected for me to feel invested, but once I did, I was all in. 6d
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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So, #FellowshipofTolkien friends, do we have a plan going forward? We‘re all caught up on Sauron Defeated, correct? I know we had discussed the possibility of rereading The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings after all the history and drafts we‘ve read. Thoughts? I would be happy to start over the holidays, or if we want a break I‘ll concentrate on some other things. #YearsofTolkien

Also, I now have more books than will fit on my Tolkien shelf. 📚 😃

Daisey I tagged those I know have been reading recently, but feel free to join in the discussion or tag others. I think I need to go look for some others I may have mentioned this to in the last few months as well. 1w
wordslinger42 I know the feeling, I have multiple Tolkien shelves/stacks 😅 I would love to read the series again whenever it works best for everyone! 1w
Daisey @llwheeler Are you still possibly interested in joining if we start a reread? 1w
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llwheeler Absolutely! I'm good to start any time, whatever works for others 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m ready to go there and back again whenever it is good with everyone. 1w
Daisey @wordslinger42 @llwheeler @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love these responses! I‘m looking forward to rereading as well after delving into all these other layers. 1w
wordslinger42 @llwheeler @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Yay! Any ideas on when we want to start reading? 😊 1w
BookwormAHN I'm good to start whenever 😺 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Really random brainstorming: Reading over the holidays....start on Thanksgiving: give thanks to where we‘ve been and the fellowship we‘ve found. I realize that only works for the American calendar and doesn‘t give us long to publicize on Litsy if anyone wants to join in though. Start after the holidays: January 3: Tolkien‘s birthday 🤷‍♀️ 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Also do we want to do a chapter-a-day again? Or some other format? 1w
Daisey Personally, I‘d like to start sooner rather than later, and I think chapter a day works fairly well. I like the Thanksgiving concept, but maybe December 1 to give us a few days to get the info out? @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN @llwheeler @tdrosebud 1w
wordslinger42 I am happy to start any time, but I agree with @Daisey that I'd prefer to start sooner! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love the Thanksgiving concept 😊 1w
llwheeler Chapter a day works well for me. I'm good to start this week or Dec 1. 1w
BookwormAHN I'm good with either, but if we stretch out the Hobbit through December we could start The Fellowship on Jan. 3rd. @Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @wordslinger42 @JazzFeathers @llwheeler @tdrosebud 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ok.. The Hobbit has 19 chapters plus the authors note. So if we start The Hobbit on Dec 1, we could finish by Dec 21, break for Christmas, and then start the Fellowship on Jan 3...sound like a good mix of everybody‘s preferences? @Daisey @JazzFeathers @wordslinger42 @BookwormAHN @llwheeler @tdrosebud 1w
wordslinger42 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds great to me! 💚 1w
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds great to me! I do love the idea of starting one of the books on Tolkien‘s birthday. 1w
BookwormAHN Sounds great to me as well 😸 1w
llwheeler Sounds good! 1w
GrilledCheeseSamurai Ooooooh. Can I join in? I'd totally be down for a Hobbit/LOTR re-read. Especially chapter a day buddy reads! 1w
JazzFeathers That is a great schedule, everyone. Loved it. I just reread the Hobbit in September, but l'm more than happy to reread it with all of you 😀 And l really can't wait to reread The Lord of the Rings. Love the idea to start on Tolkien's birthday. 1w
JazzFeathers Also @Daisey did you really mention Tolkien and shelf space in the same sentence? 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 1w
Daisey @GrilledCheeseSamurai Of course we would love to have you join us! The more the merrier! 1w
Daisey @JazzFeathers Well, until the last couple of years, I have very slowly added to my collection. So it is only rather recently that it overfilled its space. I also recently decided to specifically shelve my Tolkien books in the living room instead of my less visible shelves. 1w
JazzFeathers @Daisey A couple of years ago, l bought two new shelves to add to my already existing two Tolkien shelves. I thought it would last me for years. Errrr.... 😶 1w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thank you, Catie! So happy to get this holiday card, paper poinsettia, bookmark, and recipes! I can‘t wait to try some of these. I always enjoy trying new cookie recipes. Also, I got yours sent out a bit late as well, but it is on its way.

#HolidayRecipeSwap

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The Darkdeep | Ally Condie, Brendan Reichs
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For the past three weekends that I've put together a #WeeklyForecast, this #MiddleGrade book has been on my list of upcoming reads. I finally started it during silent reading with my students this week.

#TeachersofLitsy #MsDsLibrary

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I enjoyed this book, but I will qualify my review in that I‘m not sure I would have enjoyed it as much completely on its own. I started it immediately after In Cold Blood and the chapters about Lee‘s research with Capote on that case and his writing were the most interesting to me. The other case was interesting, but there really isn‘t a full resolution, to the case or the story of her own true crime book.

#ReadColdBlood #audiobook #nonfiction

Daisey Also it was a beautiful afternoon for an #audiowalk with Eleanor. 2w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I didn‘t enjoy this as much as other History of Middle-Earth books we‘ve read, and some sections required real effort to read. Yet, overall it is a pick because I truly enjoyed the final history of LotR and the Drowning of Anadune. The other sections give me a great appreciation for the time, effort, and thought put into all of Tolkien‘s creative process. “Delight lay in the creation itself . . .”

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #LotRHistory

JazzFeathers I totally agree with this review. Although l think that with a more focused mind, l could get a lot more even from the harder section. One day... 2w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I also hope to read it again someday. I think just a second chance to absorb as well as possibly less distraction while reading would help me get more from it as well. 2w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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One of the things I find most interesting in these evolving versions of the Fall of Numenor is the discussion of the world as flat or round. Was it always round or was it changed due to this cataclysmic event? Was this concept of a flat world true at some point or just belief based on falsehood? It‘s amazing to me the thought that went into the continuous development of this world over so many years.

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

BookwormAHN That's one of the things I love about Tolkien, he was creating a world not just some books 💙 2w
Daisey @BookwormAHN Same here! It was so much more than just a story. 2w
JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN @Daisey What l liked the most about this section is seeing that he was always willing to experiment. His legendarium had been laid out in its main points for almost 20 years at this point, and still he considered changing everything for the sake of the story. That's the mark of a true storyteller. 2w
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#BookReport
I finished In Cold Blood & a book for my #CovertoCover postal book group.

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 I downloaded Furious Hours to see what it included about Harper Lee‘s work with Capote.
🎧 Switching the nonfiction with Cat‘s Eye sometimes
📖 Getting close to finishing Sauron Defeated with #FellowshipofTolkien

#WeeklyForecast
I hope to finish the books I‘m currently reading. I may or may not get to the upcoming depending on mood.

Cinfhen Looks like some good reads this week 🤩 2w
JazzFeathers I finished Sauron Defeated yesterday night. Although the difficult parts, l really enjoyed it. 2w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I have about 30 pages left and hope to make time for them today. I‘m not sure I would say I enjoyed all of it, but I can appreciate it and am glad to have read it. 2w
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Chapter 18 is all about the time Lee spent with Capote doing research for In Cold Blood. According to this chapter, at the end of their time in Kansas she provided him with over 150 pages of detailed notes, much of this being information he may not have been able to gather on his own from people more inclined to talk to her than to him.

#ReadColdBlood

Daisey @merelybookish @batsy @Texreader @readordierachel @Suet624 Thought you might be specifically interested in this detail. 2w
Daisey Chapter 20 mentions inaccuracies and fictionalized aspects of In Cold Blood. (edited) 2w
charl08 I don't understand why she didn't get a writing credit. 2w
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Daisey @charl08 This book also mentions that Lee did not appreciate Capote‘s straying from the facts of the the story. It makes me wonder if maybe that played a part. 2w
merelybookish Wow! That's no small contribution! Any idea who might have talked to her and not him? (It did interest me to imagine the response to aesthete eccentric Capote in Holcomb society.) 2w
Daisey @merelybookish I tagged you in my previous post that has excerpted material from the book. It sums up any other quotes I would share pretty well. 2w
readordierachel That's practically a book right there! 2w
batsy That's a pretty substantial contribution! I agree with @charl08 it feels like a co-authored book. I'm definitely going to have to read this soon! 2w
Daisey @readordierachel @batsy Absolutely! From the description, these were also very detailed notes and even included diagrams. Additionally, I found it interesting she took notes during the trial, but he did not. 2w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Saturday morning plans:
#HolidayRecipeSwap card finalized and dropped in the mail
✅ Coffee and another #CovertoCover book read
🔷 Catching up on Sauron Defeated with #FellowshipofTolkien
🔷 Making Christmas fruitcake while listening to audiobooks

JazzFeathers 👏👏👏 I should try to bake a fruit cake too 😆 2w
Daisey @JazzFeathers It‘s a family tradition that I took over a couple of years ago when my grandma passed away. It‘s a great way to remember her and to get my holiday season started. 2w
jewright So glad you still make the fruitcake! 2w
JazzFeathers @Daisey Those family traditions are the best. I took up my grampa tradition of the Christmas menu. 2w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I got up early this morning to make pumpkin scones for school, and I hoped to fit in a few pages of reading along with my own breakfast. However, by the time I cleaned up my kitchen mess and prepped my just finished #CovertoCover book to mail, it was time to leave. I did fit in a few pages tonight, and I‘m continuing to enjoy my slow progress through the versions of the story of Numenor.

#FellowshipofTolkien

JazzFeathers I'm really, really enjoying these evolutions of the stories. In yesterday's night commentary, Christopher theories that at that stage, his father was considering different ways to revise his Silmarillion, especially in light of the (then still) unfinished Lord of the Rings. It's fascinating and quite unexpected. 2w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I made my way through more of this last night and did find it fascinating to consider. I love how Tolkien put so much of his thinking down on paper. 2w
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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I‘m so glad I joined in the readalong for this book! I‘m not a big true crime reader, but I truly appreciated this story and the discussion so far. Truman Capote is a fantastic writer, making you feel that you‘re right alongside as events are happening. At the same time, I‘m really curious as to how much his own involvement at the time influences the story and the actual accuracy of some aspects, although it‘s impossible to ever know for sure.

batsy Yes! Nice review. Capote's writing is so vivid. 2w
readordierachel I'm really curious about that, too. Great review! 2w
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readordierachel Can't wait to hear what you think of that one! 2w
CafeMom This reminds me to ask my son if he likes the book. His English class is reading this now. 2w
merelybookish Glad you joined us. I'm also not a true crime fan so it was interesting to read this one that seems different from how I imagine typical true crime reads. But that difference is also what potentially makes it problematic. 2w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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No time for breakfast with Tolkien this morning, but I did fit in just a few pages with lunch. I‘m thoroughly enjoying another look at the Fall of Numenor in this third section of the book. The more often I read them, the more I can appreciate the mythological style of the early stories of Tolkien‘s world.

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #ReadandEat

JazzFeathers I'm adoring these rereads. Back to back like that, l can see the story growing. 3w
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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I‘ve read before that Truman Capote and Harper Lee were good friends, so I was intrigued to read this article about her helping with so much of the research for the book.

https://crimereads.com/harper-lee-and-truman-capote-partners-in-crime/

I was especially interested in the mention of the night Dewey got the call about the arrest of the suspects since I just listened to that section of the book today.

#ReadColdBlood

Pruzy I was just going to say you should read Furious Hours if you wanted to learn more about their relationship writing In Cold Blood! 3w
Daisey @Pruzy So, did it have a decent amount of information about their work together on In Cold Blood? What did you think of it? I read rather mixed reviews and it seems mostly about another case, so I hadn‘t actually looked to see if it was available at my library or not yet. 3w
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batsy Thanks for the link! And I was interested in Furious Hours, so I'm definitely adding it to the pile. 3w
Pruzy @Daisey I thought the book was great. The “other” case that Furious Hours was about was the case that Harper Lee spent a great deal of time researching for her own version of In Cold Blood that was never published. Furious Hours is about half about that case and half about Harper Lee researching In Cold Blood and her own true crime book. 3w
Daisey @Pruzy Good to hear! My library has it on audio and I‘ve added it to the list. 3w
Pruzy @Daisey Yay! 3w
readordierachel Interesting article! Must check out Furious Hours next. 3w
CafeMom My son is reading this book for 11th grade English. I will be interested to see what he thinks. 2w
Daisey @merelybookish Did you read this article/excerpt? It pretty much sums up the impression that most people in Holcomb were more comfortable talking to Lee. 2w
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I, Robot | Isaac Asimov
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#BookReport
I finished 2 books in progress last weekend along with an impulse pick this week, The Kitchen.

#CurrentlyReading
📖 I‘ve reached Part Three of Sauron Defeated for #FellowshipofTolkien
🎧 Thoroughly enjoying listening to In Cold Blood for #ReadColdBlood

#WeeklyForecast
🎧 I plan to listen to Cat‘s Eye and/or Quackery once I finish my current audio
📖 Still haven‘t started The Darkdeep from my class library

howjessreads Ooh I love how you formatted this! I may have to try something similar. 3w
Lcsmcat Cat‘s Eye is so good! 3w
Daisey @howjessreads Thanks! I like having one graphic I update from week to week by just moving and adding books. It‘s a fun way to show my reading progress. 3w
Daisey @Lcsmcat Looking forward to it! 3w
Cinfhen Yes, graphics are fabulous!!! So concise and visually appealing 🤩 3w
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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I haven‘t had a chance to look into the process of writing this book as much as I might like yet, but based on what I have read these lines caught my attention. It seems that Truman Capote might have felt somewhat the same as he researched and wrote about these murders.

#ReadColdBlood #1001books

batsy I haven't had much of a chance to do research on his process, either, though I'm really curious! I'm hoping to watch both Capote and Infamous when I'm done. 3w
merelybookish I know! It's hard not to have lots of questions about the writing of this book! And like @batsy I'm hoping to watch the biopics! 3w
Daisey After reading more about Capote and Harper Lee‘s contribution to the research, I‘m going to guess he felt more this way about the murderers themselves. 2w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I made it through the rest of the #NotionClub Papers. That last section all about language was tough again, and to be honest I might have skimmed through parts, but I‘m caught up again. So glad to be reading this with others so that I do get to those moments of great interest or insight without giving up.

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

umbrellagirl I love your dragon! Smaug? 3w
Daisey @umbrellagirl Just a random book dragon, but it is my designated Tolkien bookmark! 3w
May1112 Ha ha 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I completely understand! As fascinating as I find all the languages he created, when it gets into the nuts and bolts of nasal vowel sounds verses script drawling styles...I just can‘t follow...maybe if there was a physical language class I‘d understand all of that better, however that was my least favorite part of learning my own language as a kid, so possibly not.😂 3w
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I listened to this entire #audiobook over the weekend. The writing is descriptive and beautiful, making it easy to visualize the events. I appreciated the message of the story and how it was shared with the reader between the lines of what was actually said by the narrator. However, I like a story with more of a plot, and I‘m not sure this book will stick with me over time.

#1001books #Reading1001 #TBRTakedown November 2019

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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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I‘m calling time for my weekend #Readathon at just over 18 hours. I finished 3 audiobooks and 1 print book, did a decent amount of catching up on the #NotionClub Papers in Sauron Defeated, and started In Cold Blood for #ReadColdBlood. I haven‘t reviewed The Remains of the Day, but I need to think on it for a bit. Now, I have to settle in for a bit of serious school work this evening.

#MrBook1inAMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday

MrBook You have rocked this!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
Lynnsoprano Great time! Thanks for partying with us! 4w
Lynnsoprano Great time! Thanks for partying with us 😄 4w
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Andrew65 A brilliant time, well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏👏🙌👍🥳🍾🥂😍 (edited) 4w
Daisey @MrBook @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 Thank you! Also thanks so much for hosting and cheering all weekend! 3w
JazzFeathers That's a fantastic result! I can't wait to read your review of The Ranains of the Day. 3w
Andrew65 @Daisey We‘ve loved it! Thanks 😊👍 3w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Sunday books and breakfast included homemade pumpkin spice French toast sticks this morning. I‘m starting Night 68 and enjoying Part 2 of the Notion Club Papers much more than Part 1. Even when it gets a bit more dense, the connection to Middle-Earth keeps me more engaged.

#NotionClub #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #BreakfastwithTolkien

CoffeeNBooks Pumpkin spice French toast sticks sounds amazing! How do you make them? 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good luck with the catching up, and yes, I agree...part 2 was a bit better for me too. 4w
Daisey @CoffeeNBooks They were delicious!They‘re pretty similar to regular French toast except that they‘re seasoned with cinnamon and pumpkin spice (nutmeg, cloves, ginger, etc.) instead of vanilla and include pumpkin purée. I followed this recipe for the most part. https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/pumpkin-french-toast-sticks 4w
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CoffeeNBooks @Daisey Awesome- thanks so much! I can't wait to make these! 4w
Daisey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! I finished through the end of Night 70, so I‘m feeling pretty good about my progress. 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Great job! You should feel very good about that! 4w
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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#BookReport
Of 4 books in progress last weekend, I finished 3 as well as 2 more.

#CurrentlyReading #WeeklyForecast
📖 Continuing my long read of Sauron Defeated with #FellowshipofTolkien
📖 Started I, Robot
🎧 Started The Remains of the Day yesterday evening and may finish today depending on how well I can multitask

Upcoming
🎧 Up next is In Cold Blood for #ReadColdBlood and I also have the ebook available
📖 The Darkdeep from my class library

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! What a great week 💕🎉🎧📚 4w
CoffeeK8 I love how you organized this graphic 💕 4w
Daisey @Cinfhen Spending most of yesterday listening or reading for the readathon weekend led to a few more completed! 4w
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Daisey @CoffeeK8 Thanks! I‘ve been somewhat annoyed with the graphics apps I was using and have been playing around with Over more. 4w
BarbaraBB Some great reads! 4w
JazzFeathers Wow!!! How's The Remains of the Day? I'd be curious to read it, but l'm not sure it's really my kind of read 🤔 4w
Daisey @JazzFeathers I‘m not quite sure I‘d say it‘s my kind of read either, but it‘s on the #1001books list. The butler is looking back over all of these events from his career as he drives across England, and it seems that as the reader you are putting together pieces to see what he did not realize as he lived it. It‘s very much reflective rather than plot driven. 4w
emtobiasz How was Game Changer? I‘ve seen it on lots of lists for teens and tweens, but sports are a hard sell for me, so I haven‘t gotten to it yet... 4w
Daisey @emtobiasz Sports are a hard sell for me as well, so I wasn‘t initially sure about this one. However, it starts off with a serious injury that pretty much puts an end to any actual football throughout the book. It‘s more about the relationships and interactions between players. There‘s hazing and social media and deciding what to say or not say. I posted a couple times if you want to see the format as well. 4w
emtobiasz @Daisey Thanks! That looks fascinating— I‘ll have to bump it up my list! 4w
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I finished this #nonfiction #audiobook while walking over recently harvested fields this afternoon. It‘s a look at the increase in people living alone around the world but specifically focuses on life alone in U.S. cities. I found the statistics interesting and some information thought provoking. However, I found nothing really surprising and wished there was a bit about rural situations.

#Readathon #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #MrBook1inAMillion

Andrew65 A great time. 👏👏👏 4w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😻 4w
TheAromaofBooks I feel like rural areas are often ignored during studies of this type. It would be interesting to see some comparisons as to whether increases of people living alone is something happening more in urban areas, or if it is across the country no matter what the population density of the area. 4w
Daisey @TheAromaofBooks Based on what was included, I would guess that an increase is also happening in rural areas but not quite to the same extent. It would have been great to see the statistics, even without including interviews and other specifics. 4w
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Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story | Rich Wallace, Sandra Neil Wallace
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I just recently ordered this nonfiction book for my class library. It is a fairly quick read that details an attempt to reach the North Pole by George De Long, captain of the Jeannette. After leaving Alaska and a year spent trapped in the ice, the ship sinks, and it becomes a survival story as the crew heads to Siberia over ice and by boat. It includes excerpts from journals, illustrations, and photos of artifacts.

#MsDsLibrary #nonfiction

Daisey Second book finished for this #readathon weekend with afternoon snacks! #MrBook1inAMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne 4w
janeycanuck That snack looks 👌👌👌 4w
Daisey @janeycanuck Simple yet delicious! 4w
MrBook Niiiice! Love all of this! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Three Floors Up | Eshkol Nevo
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First book of the #Readathon weekend completed! This book includes the stories of three different people in the same apartment building told as confessions. It is stories of the choices and maybe mistakes that they‘ve made and demonstrates how sharing those stories helps them to move forward.

#ReadtheWorld #ReadingtheWorld Israel #translated #LitsyBookClub #audiobook #Hoopla

#MrBook1inAMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne

MrBook Added! 😁 4w
Daisey @Cinfhen I‘m not really sure how to describe this novel without giving away any of the confessions, but I did enjoy it. 4w
Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 4w
Andrew65 The book definitely sounds interesting. 4w
Cinfhen I missed this post!! Thanks for tagging me. I‘m adding it to my #TBR ~ thanks 😊 4w
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Sauron Defeated | J. R. R. Tolkien
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This is the stack of books I plan to read from throughout the weekend between household chores and school work. I already read a section of the #NotionClub Papers this evening. I also have a couple audiobooks in progress and more downloaded from the library. I didn‘t plan any snacks for this weekend, but there are definitely some plans for baking tomorrow.

#MrBook1inAMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #Readathon

MrBook Awesome pic and selections!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Thank you so very much for joining the fun!! ☺️🤗 4w
Andrew65 I love Asimov! 4w
Cleaning-Fairy I love that book end! 4w
Daisey @MrBook @Andrew65 Thanks! I‘m really looking forward to a weekend full of reading! 4w
Daisey @Cleaning-Fairy 😂 Glad you appreciate the very impromptu bookend. It works perfectly. 4w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I read the first few pages of Part 2 tonight, through the end of Night 65. I really enjoyed the discussion of language, and I‘m looking forward to continuing as familiar things have started showing up in the discussion.

“Behold the Eagles of the Lords of the West! They are coming over Numenor!”

#NotionClub #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know, I was excited there too, suddenly LOTR etc is creeping in.😉 4w
JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey l halted at the mention of the cloud looking like smoke issuing from the Dome of Oxford and l thought, Oh! Sauron in Numenor! 4w
Daisey @JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa The cloud imagery caught my attention too, but this seemed even more recognizable for sharing. 4w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I finally finished Part 1 of The Notion Club Papers. I really appreciated some of the points discussed (I even added post-its!) at the beginning, but a lot of the later portion was more dense and took quite a bit of focus to read. In these longer sections I‘m also back to two bookmarks, the book dragon for my place in the main text and a smaller magnetic bookmark for the notes.

#NotionClub #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

JazzFeathers Agreed. I also read after a long day at work (still working overtime) and this part has been trying. But it is interesting, and l mean to read it again at a less tiring time. Also, l knew the Professor had a great analitic mind. This is prove of it 😆 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers Yes, I do think I need to read it again later to get more from it. I've always thought Tolkien was analytical and this absolutely verifies that. 4w
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Game Changer | Tommy Greenwald
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I picked up this recommended book expecting a football story, but it is about much more than the game. Teddy is a freshman who suffers a severe concussion at preseason football camp and is in a coma. The story expresses the joy of being part of a team, but it also addresses the dangers of building that team on a foundation of cruelty and competition instead of cooperation. 🏈

#MsDsLibrary #TRS2019

Daisey This book seems right on the line between #middlegrade and #YA to me. The description and language stay perfectly clean, but the characters are in high school. (edited) 1mo
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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From Night 60 of The Notion Club Papers: Some commentary on the level of detail and careful consideration put into the writing process . . .

#NotionClub #FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

JazzFeathers I so agree to this. And still, I've seen this principle trumpled over and over... especially by fantasy authors, l'm sorry to say. I'm more or less in this area too. It's such a strange reading, which l'm sure l'll read again. It feels like a deeper look at the same matter of On Fairy Stories. 1mo
Daisey @JazzFeathers I can read and enjoy stories where some things are unbelievable, but I prefer when I feel the author really put time and effort into making it as real and believable as possible. 1mo
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Game Changer | Tommy Greenwald
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This week‘s silent reading book with my classes is about a freshman football player who suffers a severe concussion at practice before the season starts and everything that goes on around this event. It is told in text messages, doctor‘s notes, one sided conversations at his bedside, etc.

#middlegrade #YA #TeachersofLitsy #MsDsLibrary

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Three Floors Up | Eshkol Nevo
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#WeeklyForecast #CurrentlyReading

🔹I started Three Floors Up, this month‘s book for #LitsyBookClub, on audio today.

🔹I need to finish and review a #NetGalley #middlegrade ebook, The Tornado.

🔹My current at school read is The Game Changer.

🔹I‘m working my way through the #NotionClub section of our current #FellowshipofTolkien read, Sauron Defeated.

Cinfhen Very interested in your tagged book!! Thoughts??? Please 🥰 1mo
Daisey @Cinfhen I just started yesterday, so I‘m not far enough in to have much of an opinion. I‘m enjoying the description, but I‘m not at all sure where it‘s going. 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ll await your #BookReport 😄 1mo
Cinfhen 👋 Hi!! How‘s Three Floors Up going??? 4w
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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“Liking is often much more complex than dislike. And it‘s less necessary to say anything about it in a hurry. The feeling of liking has a very lasting flavour; it can wait, it‘s often better for being stored for a bit. But defects stick out all hard and painful, while one‘s still close at hand.”

This #quote from Night 60 of The Notion Club Papers seemed very relatable to how I try to reflect on what I read and my long term reactions to books.

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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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Sunday morning + book + coffee + cat = perfection

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien #NotionClub

JazzFeathers Definitely 😁 1mo
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I did some housecleaning and baking this afternoon and evening while listening to this book. It is a much heavier middle grade story than I was expecting that deals with poverty, sibling responsibilities, domestic abuse, and responsible gun ownership. I appreciated the octopus facts and the analogy to her life. Zoey‘s perspective and her growth are important to share. 🐙

#middlegrade #audiobook #audiobaking #Hoopla #TRS2019

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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I‘ll admit that I‘m not really much of a fan of Halloween, but Litsy has made me appreciate the fun of a good ghost story at this time of year. This year the #middlegrade books I‘ve read have been my favorites.

I loved the setting of Edinburgh in this story and the Harry Potter references. The development of the friendship between Cassidy and Jacob as she learned more about herself and her abilities was fascinating. 👻

#MsDsLibrary #TRS2019

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Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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This mystery was ok, but it did not live up to my expectations for Agatha Christie and is my least favorite of her books so far. My main issue was that it seemed to really drag in the middle and did not hold my attention well. Also, like other readers, I expected a bit more Halloween atmosphere because of the title.

🎃🍎🎃🍎🎃🍎🎃

#audiobook #Hoopla

Sace I felt the same way when I read it. 1mo
Daisey @Sace I went back and read more reviews after finishing, and it seems to be a prevalent opinion. 1mo
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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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I started Part Two tonight, and although I‘m still not quite sure what these Notion Club Papers are going to entail, I‘m completely intrigued to continue.

#FellowshipofTolkien #YearsofTolkien

Daisey So, are we finished with the #LotRHistory hashtag or do we keep it for the remainder of this book? Thoughts? 1mo
JazzFeathers I finish The Lord of the Rings yesterday night and can't wait to start the Notion Club Paper, just because l have no idea what they are. I may even catch up in the long weekend. Personally, l'd go for a new hashtag. Maybe one that feels the reminder of the History of Middle-Earth. 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa You‘re right, we‘ve finish #LOTRHistory. Maybe #NotionPapers for this section? 1mo
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Daisey @JazzFeathers @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have been trying to think of something to finish the whole book, but I‘m at a loss. I‘m good with keeping the #FellowshipofTolkien from here on and then just whatever else fits the current section. #NotionClub or #NotionPapers sounds good to me. 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Daisey Well we are a fellowship, might as well start a club too! #NotionClub 1mo
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