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Lindy

Lindy

Joined May 2016

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There are paintings from the Middle Ages that depict the Virgin Mary knitting. 🤓😮
File under: learn new things every day. #knittersofLitsy

Image is reproduced in the tagged book. Detail from Visit of the Angel, Master Bertram of Minden (c 1345-c 1415)

LeahBergen And she‘s pretty handy, too. Is she working in a v-neck? 😆 20m
LeahBergen Oh, and have you read this book yet? I‘ve been eyeing it! 18m
Cathythoughts Go Mary ! 😁👍🏻 now
Lindy @LeahBergen Oooh! That book looks great. It‘s on order at my library so I‘ve placed a hold request just now. Thanks for the tip. 😘 now
Lindy @Cathythoughts 😁 🧶 now
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks to Meg for prompting me to do this. 😘

Soubhiville My star system is the same as yours. 😊 1h
Megabooks Interesting! A bit different than me. Thanks for sharing!! I especially love your 5 star description. 43m
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Lindy @Megabooks 😁 34m
Blaire Mine is the same as well. Descriptions are spot on. 28m
LeahBergen This is pretty much exactly how I rate, too. 😄 16m
Lindy @Blaire @LeahBergen @Soubhiville I feel like we should be on a book judging team together. 👯👯 now
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The Flower Master | Sujata Massey
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A potted plant is bad luck for a sick person. It suggests that you will grow roots and never get out of bed.

CrowCAH Hmm interesting. 19h
JanuarieTimewalker13 Does that include a cactus? 19h
Mdargusch I never knew that! 🤔 18h
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Lindy @CrowCAH @Mdargusch It‘s in a novel set in Japan; I have no idea if it‘s a common sentiment, but it‘s interesting. 17h
Lindy @JanuarieTimewalker13 🌵🤷‍♀️ 17h
Megabooks Interesting! 14h
Cathythoughts Oh ! Interesting one 10h
JanuarieTimewalker13 I believe it. Someone gave me a cactus when I broke my hip and I‘ve never been the same. Lol The thing is getting tossed...it never thrived. 6h
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Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
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“They sit squashed amid a group of 11th Hussar officers […] the officers throw bread rolls at each other & at one point some of them roar out their old school song.”
This passage in the tagged book reminded me of the bread tossing mentioned in Levy‘s The Man Who Saw Everything. Hungary isn‘t close to Georgia, but perhaps bread-throwing is a playful activity all around the Black Sea area? Or in the military? Any thoughts on this, Littens? 🧐 🍞

Butterfinger I have not ever heard of this. I wonder, knowing the shortages that occurred, why they played around with their food. 1d
Cathythoughts Not funny Stalin 1d
Lindy @Butterfinger Yes, I hadn‘t even considered that aspect. Puzzling. 1d
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Lindy @Cathythoughts How can we understand tyrants? It remains an important question. 1d
Cathythoughts I suppose we understand them through their history... my question would be - How do we protect ourselves from them ..?? Education, knowing ... 1d
Lindy @Cathythoughts It takes courage to oppose tyranny. Recognizing and calling out injustices large and small, apologizing when we ourselves are perpetrators. We muddle through as best we can, I guess. 1d
Cathythoughts Yes , as Neil Young said “ a little part of it in everyone “ .... you make good points ... we muddle through , we keep trying and trying 24h
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Little Weirds | Jenny Slate
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Everything is always remaking itself and so are you. Everything is art and nature, and so are you.

hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ 1d
Cathythoughts Thanks 🙏 we need to be reminded every day 1d
Cathythoughts And I just found my #FinishInADay #booked2020 (edited) 1d
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Cathythoughts Only the one I got is 241 pages 😬... I‘ll try & put a long day aside 👍🏻❤️ 1d
Lindy @Cathythoughts The audiobook edition I‘m listening to is only about 4 hours long. Perhaps there‘s a lot of white space in those 241 pages. 🧐 1d
Lindy @hermyknee @Cathythoughts Lots of good reminders in this charming book. 😊 1d
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Little Weirds | Jenny Slate
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…maybe this freedom and wildness was how they always lived and I was just a repressed and dorky square, but either way, I felt us all slip out of and step over a shroud of rules that often drapes me in a fine chainmail of oh-no-you-don‘t.

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A God in Ruins | Kate Atkinson
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“I heard they take drugs and dance naked in the moonlight,” the farmer said. (True, although it wasn‘t as interesting as it sounded.)

[Internet photo]

Cathythoughts Love this post ❤️ 1d
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“We left the camp in 1993 for a village named Schipluiden. It was within walking distance of Delft, the town renowned the world over for producing counterfeit china.”
[Why have I never previously thought of Delftware that way? Photo from internet.]

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I‘ve been listening to nonfiction, historical, cozy mysteries, a thriller, and quite a bit of fantasy lately. I didn‘t realize how much I had been missing character-based literary fiction until I felt myself sink into Lily King‘s prose. I loved this quiet, tender novel about an emotionally shuttered teacher and her complicated relationship with a text she taught every year: Tess of the D‘Ubervilles. #Audiobook narrated by Christina Moore.

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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When this cunningly-crafted thriller / locked room mystery opens, we know that someone is missing from a group of guests snowed in at a remote lodge in Scotland. The chapters then move forward & back in time, from various points of view, without revealing the identity of the missing person until close to the end. Lots of interpersonal tensions & bad behaviour. The #audiobook zips along with five different voice narrators.

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To live even a day on this earth required courage. All these things they read in school—The Odyssey, Beowulf, Huckleberry Finn—all about courage, but the teacher never said, ‘You may not have to kill a Cyclops or a dragon, but you will need just as much courage to get through each day.‘

AkashaVampie Ohhh I love that!! 3d
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Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
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My book club was cancelled tonight because of extremely cold weather. It‘s supposed to be -39 C by 9 pm, not counting the wind chill.

Come-read-with-me @lindy Yikes!!! Stay safe and warm inside. Curl up with a good book about a warm place! 4d
MrBook Whoa 😳🥶🥶🥶!!! Oh wait...excuses, excuses. 😆🙌🏻 4d
Lindy @Come-read-with-me @MrBook I am in a cosy spot, darning socks while listening to an audiobook: 4d
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Suet624 Wow! Take good care of yourself. 4d
Come-read-with-me @Lindy I love to darn! My Saskatchewan roots are showing! 4d
umbrellagirl Stay warm and safe! I can‘t even imagine how cold it must be. We (Connecticut) sometimes get temperatures below zero, but nothing like this. 4d
Prairiegirl_reading Days like that are horrendous! I hate winter! 4d
Redwritinghood Yikes! Probably a good idea to stay home. Stay warm! 4d
Lindy @Come-read-with-me I wouldn‘t say I love it, but I don‘t mind it. There‘s usually a lot of procrastination before I finally get to it. 🧦 4d
Lindy @Suet624 @umbrellagirl @Prairiegirl_reading @Redwritinghood Thanks for your comments! ❄️❄️❄️❄️ 4d
Megabooks Thinking of you and hoping it warms up!! 💜💜 4d
Lcsmcat Stay warm! 4d
Lindy @Lcsmcat Thanks. 😘 4d
Tanisha_A Chills! Take care. 💙☕ 4d
JennyM Ooo...stay warm 🥶 4d
Rissreads Wow! That is cold! Great reading weather! 😍 4d
BarbaraBB That is incredible. What are average temperatures generally? Stay warm and read 😘 4d
Lindy @BarbaraBB The average is usually about -6 C for a high and -14 at night. I‘m thawing the frozen kitchen pipes for a second time today. It‘s -40 at the moment. 3d
BarbaraBB Wow. So much for climate change 😱. I hope you can stay inside. 3d
Cathythoughts Take care ❤️ 3d
Lindy @BarbaraBB The fact that the weather at the poles is warmer than Edmonton (or it was earlier; not sure about now) is a worrisome example of climate change. I despair for the future. 😕 3d
Lindy @Tanisha_A @JennyM @Rissreads @Cathythoughts Thanks for the good wishes. 🤗 3d
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Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
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Is nausea always a manifestation of grief? Who am I to know? I have never been thus before. Grief-stricken. Stricken is right; it is as though you had been felled. Knocked to the ground; pitched out of life and into something else.

TheLudicReader Great book. 4d
Lindy @TheLudicReader Agreed. My book group was supposed to discuss it tonight but our meeting has been postponed on account of severe weather. (-38 C) 4d
TheLudicReader @Lindy ahh, Canadian winters, eh? Gotta love ‘em. ❄️🙄 4d
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readordierachel Wow. I need to pull this one off the shelf. Love the quotes you've shared. 4d
Lindy @readordierachel 👍I‘m so glad I finally got around to it. 4d
Lindy @TheLudicReader yeah, 🙄 plus 🤷‍♀️ 4d
Rissreads The quotes you have been sharing are beautiful 🧡 4d
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Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
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Laszlo has always allowed his soul to hang out like his shirt-tails and Gordon found this uncongenial. He did not object to people having souls but preferred them tucked away out of sight where they ought to be.

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A God in Ruins | Kate Atkinson
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The Great War had made Sylvie into a pacifist, albeit a rather belligerent one.

Lindy Illustration from 4d
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A God in Ruins | Kate Atkinson
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She was disappointingly unimpressed by the bluebells. At Fox Corner the annual exhibition was greeted with the same reverence that others accorded the Great Masters. Visitors were trooped proudly out to the wood to admire the seemingly endless blur of blue. “Wordsworth has his daffodils,” Sylvie said, “we have our bluebells.”

ladym30 What a great picture!❤️ 4d
Lindy @ladym30 Thanks! It‘s a pastel I made quite a long time ago. Not special enough to frame, but I like it too much to throw it away. 4d
ladym30 @Lindy It is really lovely. You are one talented lady! 4d
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Lindy @ladym30 ☺️😘 4d
batsy That's gorgeous, Lindy 😍 You're a woman of many talents! 3d
Lindy @batsy Aw, thanks. 🥰 3d
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Our weather matches the winter setting of my current audiobook. 😕

Ericalambbrown Stay warm! 5d
Jaimelire On days like this I really appreciate my seat warmers in my car...we call them butt warmers! 5d
MidnightBookGirl I enjoyed this book! 5d
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umbrellagirl Oh my! 😧 5d
GrilledCheeseSamurai We're -6 right now in Manitoba and it's awesome. Going down to -30 on Wednesday though. 😬 5d
Prairiegirl_reading Today was a relief but this cold is headed back this way. I hate this time of year! 5d
Crazeedi Wow! We haven't had any bone chilling weather...yet! 5d
marleed oh wow, that's cold! 5d
Cathythoughts We hardly ever go below zero.... this sounds chilling 😳 4d
batsy 🥶🥶🥶 4d
Lindy @Ericalambbrown @Jaimelire @umbrellagirl @GrilledCheeseSamurai @Prairiegirl_reading @Crazeedi @marleed @Cathythoughts @batsy I‘m currently using a hairdryer to thaw the kitchen sink water supply, which froze overnight. Unpleasant weather. 4d
Lindy @MidnightBookGirl It‘s nicely crafted. 😊 4d
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Zen Attitude | Sujata Massey
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I like the central character in this cozy mystery series. Rei Shimura is a Japanese American with a fledgling antiques business in Japan. She‘s impulsive, stubborn, knowledgeable, scrupulous and fiercely independent. Aside from her Scottish lawyer boyfriend, the rest are pretty much one-note characters. The plot is improbable but gripping. The Kamakura setting holds extra interest since I visited there last year. I‘ll pick up the next #audiobook.

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Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
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History is disorder, I wanted to scream at them—death and muddle and waste. And here you sit cashing in on it and making patterns in the sand.

kspenmoll ❤️❤️ 6d
Tanisha_A Oh I loved this book! 6d
CarolynM Such a great book! 5d
Aimeesue Penelope L! ❤️ 5d
Lindy @kspenmoll @Tanisha_A @CarolynM @Aimeesue So much love for this book! I understand why. 😊 5d
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The day I decided I was more miserable than ever, my boss said, “You know what I like about you, Chelsea? Nothing is ever wrong.”

Suet624 Perfect photo to go with the quote. 5d
Lindy @Suet624 😘 5d
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Zen Attitude | Sujata Massey
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In Japan, Buddhism was more of an old age passion than a New Age one.

BiblioLitten I love Buddhist temples! 1w
Lindy @BiblioLitten 😊I took this photo in Kamakura. So many lovely temples there. 1w
Butterfinger Beautiful. 1w
batsy Love this photo. 1w
Lindy @Butterfinger @batsy Thanks! 😘😘 1w
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Zen Attitude | Sujata Massey
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#Audiowalking by this cannabis shop today, I decided to take a photo. Pets and cannabis? 🧐

Texreader Does that mean the pets have to be over 18? In dog/cat years? 🧐 1w
Butterfinger 😂 1w
Lindy @Texreader 🤷‍♀️ 1w
julesG So I can bring my old sniffer dog, but the kids have to wait in the car? 😁 1w
Lindy @julesG Apparently. Although the signage looks like it was lettered by a child. 🙃 1w
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The Salaryman's Wife | Sujata Massey
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Being restricted to mostly #audiobooks at the moment (for medical reasons) has me digging deeper into my library‘s holdings. I enjoyed Massey‘s more recent Perveen Mistry series so I‘m pleased to find this older series. The first volume introduces MC Rei, a Japanese American woman living in Tokyo in the 1990s. It‘s a cozy mystery with a dash of romance and I liked this well enough to be already immersed in book 2.

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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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Weird, immersive and didactic. This allegorical tale for older children is about violence against young people, so parental guidance is advised. I love the imaginative premise and that queer characters are front and centre. Christopher Myers is well-chosen to narrate this #audiobook because he makes his voice delightfully deep for the monster‘s dialogue. #LGBTQ

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The Missing of Clairdelune | Christelle Dabos
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I forgave the convoluted sentences (“Just from breathing in the smell of ancient paper, with which the archivist‘s pullover was impregnated, and hearing that voice vibrating with rough affection and old dialect, Ophelia could feel her eyes smarting.”) because I was fully invested in the characters & zoomed through vol 1 & 2 of this quartet. Now I must wait for the sequels. #translation of this whimsical French YA fantasy is by Hildegarde Serle.

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The Missing of Clairdelune | Christelle Dabos
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Dreamscape Media has released some excellent audio productions since their start 20 years ago—Milkman by Anna Burns is an example. Unfortunately, both of the audiobooks in the tagged series are available on OverDrive in a sloppy state. Narrator Emma Fenney has at least a half dozen retakes on each book that haven‘t been cut. Annoying.
BTW Brad Rose was on the money as quoted in the Publisher‘s Weekly article above: lots of growth in audiobooks.

ReadingEnvy I have encountered some audiobooks that do less editing than I do for a podcast episode. No excuse. 2d
Lindy @ReadingEnvy It‘s true that there‘s no excuse. Audiobooks are expensive to purchase, so it isn‘t too much to expect they be properly edited. 2d
ReadingEnvy @Lindy I think the worst one I've encountered is The Golden Compass. 2d
Lindy @ReadingEnvy What a shame! That‘s a book that especially deserves respectful editing, since it will be popular for a long time. I listened to books 1 and 2 of The Book of Dust with no complaints. 2d
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I almost bailed, but I‘m glad I stuck with this #audiobook narrated by the author. I found myself experiencing a very different life through essays that are more like prose poems. Hodson‘s subjects can be disturbing: dating bad men, for example. Her writing style is arresting & even though her sentences don‘t always work for me, they make me take notice. “If I don‘t get what I want, I‘ll die. If I get what I want, I‘ll die. Either way, I lived.”

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I‘m trying to write something so good, so pure, so perfect that I‘ll never have to have children. I‘ll have created something that can stand in for me, that can live on after me.

slategreyskies Wow yes, I get this. 1w
Lindy @slategreyskies 😊This is from the essay “Artist‘s statement.” 1w
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The Missing of Clairdelune | Christelle Dabos
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He gazed at Berenilde, uttering not a word, but Ophelia sensed that in their silence there was much more than in all the conversations in the world.
🙄[Please spare me the romantic hyperbole.]

Mogoeg These covers are INCREDIBLE, just out of this world, and I really wanted to love the books, but I just couldn't get through the first one! 1w
Lindy @Mogoeg There are flaws, but the world and the characters captured my interest, so I went directly from volume 1 into volume 2. 1w
Mogoeg Hmmm, maybe I should give it another try! 😄 1w
Lindy @Mogoeg At some other time, they might strike the right note for you. Meanwhile, I‘m sorry that I must wait until May for volume 3. 😊 1w
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Don‘t you know you can‘t trust a writer? She‘ll see a cigarette and call it a house fire. She‘ll take a suggestion and turn it into a crime scene. She‘ll wrap herself up in caution tape. She‘ll write you down.

(Author photo from internet)

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A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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Christelle Dabos is a French author. Some aspects of her Mirror Visitor series strike me as very French:
-Much fuss is made over people‘s accents and finding different accents difficult to understand, plus social ranking is linked to accent.
-A different attitude toward sexual harassment: “A nanny pushed a pram while blushing at the admiring whistles of workmen up scaffolding.” One loveable scamp of a character‘s hobby is seducing married women.

AnneCecilie I must admit that I never thought much about that while reading this. But the difference in accent was biggest between the arks, right? 1w
Lindy @AnneCecilie Yes, the difference is biggest between arks, but there is also an accent difference between families on the same ark. It was important that Ophelia practice elocution, not just to be louder but also to change her accent. Perhaps I read more into it than actually exists? 1w
AnneCecilie @Lindy I don‘t know. Norway isn‘t a class society as many others, at least I don‘t think so, so I never really think much about class when reading. For me Ophelia‘s language learning was to be understood in her new home, I never gave it much thought that she was learning to speak the language of the upper class. 1w
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Lindy @AnneCecilie We bring so much of our own experience into every book we read—that‘s why it‘s said that a book isn‘t the same book for different readers. 1w
AnneCecilie @Lindy And that‘s way it‘s fun to see other Littens view on the books I‘ve read. (edited) 1w
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A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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Ophelia, with her tiny voice, big hair and large glasses, tends to be ignored in her boisterous Animist family. Animists can animate objects in this elaborately described fantasy world. When her diplomatic marriage is arranged, Ophelia is sent to her husband‘s ark and she must quickly learn to stand up for herself. Ophelia stays true to her morals amid vicious political intrigue within a dizzying plot. #audiobok #translation #YA

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A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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Emma Fenney is the audiobook narrator and she‘s great at performing lots of different accents. I am bothered by her pronunciation of one word, however: Citaceleste. The author has created a portmanteau name for the floating celestial citadel. I don‘t know if it was spelled exactly the same in the original French text. In either case (French or English), it seems wrong to use a long i in the first syllable (Site-a-selest). What do you think?

AlaMich It looks to me like it should be seeta-selest. That‘s how cita would be pronounced in Spanish, which I‘m familiar with. (edited) 1w
bookwrm526 Agreed, that‘s weird 1w
Lindy @AlaMich @bookwrm526 thanks for your comments. I have sympathy for narrators of fantasy novels because there tend to be so many invented words and names but this example seems like a major misstep. 1w
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A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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Yesterday my doctor told me I must stop reading so much until my concussion symptoms are totally gone. Audiobooks are fine, so I am #audioknitting as a way to keep my hands off the print books I am itching to read. #KnittersofLitsy : this is my first attempt at brioche stitch.

Butterfinger Beautiful! I hope you feel better soon. 1w
Bibliogeekery I hope you heal quickly, Lindy! 🤕 1w
batsy I'm hoping for a swift recovery for you! ❤️ 1w
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Bianca Wishing you a quick recovery! 1w
Cathythoughts I hope you feel better soon , at least there are audio books ❤️ 1w
Leftcoastzen Healing vibes your way! 1w
Hestapleton Audiobooks to the rescue!! 1w
wanderinglynn Wishing you a speedy recovery! 💚 1w
readordierachel Sending healing thoughts! (The knitting is looking good 👍) 1w
Redwritinghood I hope you recover quickly. It must be hard to keep from reading. 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Wishing you speedy recovery! Rest well! 1w
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The March sisters, 21st century version. I enjoyed this blended family reboot of Little Women. It‘s set in Brooklyn, their father is serving in the military overseas & it‘s told in an appealing #comics format with brightly coloured cartoon images. Journal entries & letters provide a natural check to the momentum of the graphic sequences. Issues of poverty, bullying, war, serious illness, coming out, first love & sibling relationships. #kidlit

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds really good! 2w
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A God in Ruins | Kate Atkinson
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He had seen the bull with the cows and Maurice had said that was what people did too, including their mother and father, he sniggered. Teddy was pretty sure he was lying. Hugh and Sylvie were far too dignified for such acrobatics.

Cathythoughts Great quote ... looking forward to this one. I havnt read any of her non- crime 2w
Lindy @Cathythoughts I‘m loving it. 😊 2w
merelybookish This book! So good! 2w
Aimeesue @merelybookish I agree completely. 2w
Lindy @merelybookish @Aimeesue So much love from everyone for this book! I‘m glad I‘m finally getting around to it. 2w
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A God in Ruins | Kate Atkinson
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Was he supposed to be educating his aunt, he wondered? Was that why they were here? “The lark‘s known for its song,” he said instructively. “It‘s beautiful.” It was impossible to instruct on the subject of beauty, of course. It simply was. You were either moved by it or you weren‘t.

TrishB Loved this book ❤️ 2w
Lindy @TrishB I‘m buddy reading it with @shawnmooney over the month of January. I feel like sharing quotes from every page. 😊 2w
Pricel101 One of my favourite books ever!! 2w
Lindy @Pricel101 😊👍 2w
TrishB She does have a way with words! 2w
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A God in Ruins | Kate Atkinson
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Poor mice, he had thought when he was a boy. Still thought the same now that he was a man. Nursery rhymes were brutal affairs.

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Cathythoughts Nursery rhymes ARE brutal 2w
Lindy @Cathythoughts I guess it‘s best to prepare children early for the darker side of life. 🤪 2w
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I approve of this kind of propaganda in a children‘s novel. 👍

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Sad Animal Facts | Brooke Barker
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An absolutely charming compendium of weird facts and simple cartoons, created by a reference librarian who has been reading about animals since she was a child. #AllAges #CanadianAuthor

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Sad Animal Facts | Brooke Barker
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Turtles can breathe out of their mouths as well, but why bother when you can breathe out your butt instead? To observe this, scientists put safe amounts of colouring in water near turtles and observed them pulling oxygen from the coloured water. This type of breathing uses fewer muscles and lets the turtles conserve more energy in the winter.

Lindy @LibrarianRyan There are plenty more where that came from. 🤓 2w
readordierachel This picture 🤣 2w
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Lindy @readordierachel This entire book is amusing. 😄 2w
Ddzmini Omg I love it 🤣🤣🤣😍🐢 2w
Lindy @Ddzmini Barker is a genius at turning weird facts into cartoons. 😁 2w
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“One afternoon the members of the board all turned into frogs.” The premise behind each piece of short fiction or poetry in this collection is highly imaginative, but they evoke haunting emotions and reflections on the relationships between humans and other animals in urban environments. Shaun Tan‘s surreal illustrations add to the power. #AllAges #OzFiction #poetry

Annl You always find the most interesting books and as a result my tbr list is growing! Thanks and 🤪 2w
Lindy @Annl 😇 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Agree with @Annl ! 🙂 2w
Lindy @erzascarletbookgasm Litsy is a great platform for spreading the word. 😊 2w
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The rhino was on the freeway again.
We blew our horns in outrage!
Men came, shot it dead, pushed it to one side.
We blew our horns in gratitude!

But that was yesterday.
Today we all feel terrible.
Nobody knew it was the last rhino.
How could we have known it was the last one?

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The Innocents | Michael Crummey
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I've tagged my favourite Canadian novel of 2019 for this post about my 2019 #readingstats. 36% of the books I read were written by #CanadianAuthors.

LeahBergen That‘s great! 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Lindy @LeahBergen 🇨🇦😁 2w
MayJasper 👏👏👏👍 2w
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Lindy @MayJasper 🇨🇦👍Nice to see you active on Litsy (edited) 2w
MayJasper Thank you so much @Lindy how's things with you? 2w
Lindy @MayJasper I was missing from Litsy for a while in December during the early stages of recovery from a concussion. Still have to take it easy, but I am so happy to be able to read again. 2w
MayJasper Thank goodness you are recovering. I am trying to get back into reading & Litsy. I have been devastated by the political choices of my country. 2w
Lindy @MayJasper I understand your devastation because I feel angry and sad about the new (since October) right-wing government in my province. Social supports, education, health and the environment are all under attack in Alberta. We‘ve hosted and attended potluck gatherings organized as morale boosters for similarly devastated and disillusioned citizens. 2w
MayJasper What wonderful things to do for other people. You are very kind 2w
Lindy @MayJasper It helps us feel better to be with like-minded people. Not everyone voted for those terrible politicians. 2w
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The Small Way | Onjana Yawnghwe
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More #readingstats from 2019: a large chunk of my reading (green in the pie chart) was written by women, trans or genderqueer authors.

Nute Excellent! 2w
tpixie Saw this on Twitter the other day. This year She wants to read 12 books of at least 500 pages by women authors. https://twitter.com/rebeccarennerfl/status/1212038073896390661?s=21 2w
Lindy @tpixie One of my book clubs--Two Bichons is what we call ourselves--explicitly reads only books by women, but we tend to avoid doorstoppers. In my feminist book club--The Coven--we have, so far, only read books by women, even though we haven't got an official policy about that. I'm also in a lesbian book club and we read women and trans authors in that group. 2w
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Lindy @Nute [insert women's symbol here] 😀 2w
Lindy @tpixie I'm glad you shared the twitter post because it shows that it's important to make reading books written by women a priority. 2w
tpixie @Lindy yes!! 2w
MidnightBookGirl I definitely read more women authors! 2w
sprainedbrain Nice! 2w
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Firefighters A to Z | Chris L. Demarest
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From an article in the NYT by Richard Flanagan:
The bookstore in the fire-ravaged village of Cobargo, New South Wales, has a new sign outside: “Post-Apocalyptic Fiction has been moved to Current Affairs.”
The photo above is of the historic village of Cobargo, at the end of December. I am thinking of everyone affected by the wildfires in Australia. My heart is sad.

Lifeisasnap Wow, that is tragic. 😢Thank you for sharing. (edited) 2w
AmyG Heartbreaking and frightening for the people of Australia. 2w
Tanisha_A 😢 2w
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TrishB Makes my heart ache every day 💔 2w
Butterfinger Awful. My thoughts are with them. 2w
ladym30 😢 2w
Crazeedi 💔💔 2w
Cathythoughts I‘ve been thinking of them all too ..... 2w
Lizpixie It just keeps getting worse here, two people died in Cobargo and there‘s more missing every day. Kangaroo Island is in flames, the whole south coast of NSW had pretty much been evacuated and Kangaroo Valley, which is gorgeous, just south of me, is now being told to get out now. It was 48.5C (120F)in Penrith today & is only now starting to cool down. It feels like the whole country is on fire! Thank you all for your thoughts on behalf of us aussies (edited) 2w
bookwrm526 It is difficult to wrap my head around a lot of the pictures that I‘ve seen from this disaster. I am devastated at the scale of the loss. 2w
saresmoore It‘s devastating. Thinking of you all, @Lizpixie and hoping for a miraculous reprieve. 2w
Lizpixie I‘m just gobsmacked at the scale of destruction already this fire season. We‘ve lost 13 million acres, 480 million animals estimated dead. 22 people confirmed killed with more missing and god knows how many animals & people injured. Our wildlife refuges are overwhelmed with burned native animals with 2 major zoos also threatened by fire. If we don‘t get rain soon I don‘t know what‘s going to happen, it‘s like a constant dread hanging over you. 2w
Lizpixie Thank you to you all for your thoughts & prayers. Please pray for rain for us🙏 2w
Butterfinger @Lizpixie yes 🙏 I wish I could do more. 2w
TrishB @Lizpixie sending love and hugs ❤️ wish I could send rain!! 2w
SamAnne South Wales is in my thoughts. Such a tragedy. 2w
Hooked_on_books I‘m amazed at the breadth of what‘s burning down under. There are no words. 2w
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The Salaryman's Wife | Sujata Massey
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“I drove up separately, thinking I would save time. It turns out I could have read Tale of the Genji in the time it took.”
#helloGenji

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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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There was a time when she would sit beside Jam‘s bed and read her NK Jemisin books until Jam drifted off, only leaving when sleep wrapped heavy around the room.

readordierachel 💙💙 2w
Tanisha_A ☺️ 2w
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People who don‘t live with parrots always ask the same question of those who do: Can your parrot talk? That‘s because humans love talking. From the cradle to the grave our lives are measured, trimmed, emboldened by words, and to hear an animal speak them back to us is nothing short of pure delight.

Cathythoughts Wow ✨✨✨✨✨ 2w
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Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir | Joshua David Stein, Kwame Onwuachi
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It‘s not quite a rags-to-riches story, but this chef memoir is about overcoming long odds and past mistakes through effort and determination. It reminded me of Gabrielle Hamilton‘s memoir, Blood, Bones and Butter. The #audiobook is engaging and narrated by the author.

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