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Tex2Flo

Tex2Flo

Joined July 2016

Reader (absurdist fiction my kryptonite); collector of blue dogs, ugly mermaids, and goofy fish; student of art history; lazy gardener
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The Woman in White by William Wilkie Collins
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I finally registered for my Little Free Library site and will be setting it up soon. (It‘s only taken a year!)

Crazeedi That's so great!! 21h
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#thoughtfulthursday @moonwitch94
Best this week: Work bonus was announced!!
Weekend plans: Book club and plant shopping
Reading today: tagged--John Dies at the End (hysterical so far!)

@KarenUK @cinfhen

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing! Yay bonus! ☺️ 1d
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag!!! I‘m always excited for upcoming bookclub and bonus is 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1d
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#wondrouswednesday @eggs
1. steadfast, selective, hoarder
2. kitchen table at breakfast watching the exotic birds at the feeder
3. Best: tagged (my favorite time of artistic expansion). Worst: nothing bad enough to mention. (early days yet)

Eggs Love your words in #1🤗 1d
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The reason that I pulled out the Timetables reference...this time. So many arty things happening at the same time!

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Ever since I bought this when starting own library in about 1976, I have referred to this volume often. In a beautifully laid out oversized book, elements that happened in time are laid out visually. It is a faithful reference book that I scramble to retrieve anytime event sequences confound me.

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Little Weirds | Jenny Slate
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Gift to myself. Went a little crazy at the bookshops. Almost half are nonfictions. Let‘s see how many get read immediately what with the giant TBR cottage already on my shelves.

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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December Reads. Not one single nonfiction. Not sure if I‘m entirely proud of that.

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Pickpick

The most lovely and heart-filled illustrated book I have ever owned. To my kind friend, @KarenUK , I do wish you friendship and cake. Thank you for this gift. I feel your heart.

KarenUK You are so welcome my lovely .... 💕😍😘 1mo
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@Eggs #wondrouswednesdat
Ice cream or Un-iced cake
The Bird‘s Christmas Carol, a book I inherited from my great aunt which was fr9m her childhood
Supportive friends, sustaining career, steadfast pets.

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Woman in White | Wilkie COLLINS
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I struggled at first with the old fashioned language. The characters are unique and introduced slowly enough that I can keep them separated. Really starting to enjoy it. Opening up like a butterfly.

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Yep

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The Woman in White | William Wilkie Collins
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No sooner do I finish one chunkster than I start another. Isn‘t that what a holiday is for?

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1. white girl on Soul Train; am fully ambidextrous, born on a shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico
2. The Shack
3. Too hot
#litsylearn @Alora

Alora Hello!! 💙💙💙 Thank you for playing! 2mo
Alora Love your answers! I‘m going to guess the lie is that you were born on a shrimp boat?! 😱 2mo
Tex2Flo @Alora nope 2mo
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Handwriting Analysis | Dorothy Sara
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#namastenovember #purplecover
So many pretty purples...
@Eggs

Eggs Very purpley 💜💜💜 2mo
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Life | Keith Richards
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“This is the life. Believe it or not I haven‘t forgotten any of it.”
#nonfictionnovember
I struggle with getting in an adult -sized share of nonfiction, so am alternating every other book this month.
Big life, big book, big challenge for me.

KarenUK Good luck with that chunkster! 😳 2mo
Tex2Flo @KarenUK Don‘t I know it! Had to be sure I wasn‘t traveling so I didn‘t have to lug that weight around! Weird to have him eying me through that cover, though. 2mo
KarenUK @Tex2flo 😂 2mo
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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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1. Tagged, it is so good I can‘t imagine living without it for the 2 years since it was published.
2. If I had a few dollars, I would get a baguette and a cup of coffee and ride the ferry back and forth just like Edna St. Vincent Millay, and then walk home after a while in a cloud of no-see-ems and contemplation—not sweating exactly, but working up a higher shine.
3. Cafe au lait au lait au lait (very milky coffee)
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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

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

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

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

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

tdrosebud I'm so glad you like everything! 3mo
LibrarianRyan YEAHHHH 3mo
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HERE BE NIGHTMARES | Julya Oui
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ARRIVED!!
#nightmareswap @tdrosebud @LibrarianRyan
It‘s sitting on the counter....taunting me!

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3mo
tdrosebud Yay! 3mo
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Hollywood,FL
62
I make a good living and can afford to buy (so long as it‘s deeply discounted).
Single
She
Born and raised in Texas 1st half of my life, moved to Florida for second half. Called Tex so when I move to Florida, some goofy friends started calling me Flo.

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

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

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

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

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m curious about the Greenwood book! I wasn‘t a fan of 4mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊📚❤️ 4mo
Tex2Flo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I DID like Ugly and Wonderful, but have still been putting off this new one. I have to balance the heavy reads with some lighter ones. 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tex2Flo I was in the #Unpopular opinion vote on that one 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4mo
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A mixed bag for the month. Some really good and some I really didn‘t care for.
3– non fiction
2– mystery
1– 5-star (tagged)
1– I just didn‘t get (Joe Gould‘s Teeth)

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

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

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

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🦋 4mo
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Delighted to see this today. I‘ve had this on my TBR for YEARS now.

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

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

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

KarenUK Love this one.... 😍 4mo
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#7covers7days #covercrush #day6
@KarenUK @Cinfhen @jenniferw88
A week worth of book covers, no explanation needed. Use the hashtags.
Tagging @gradcat to play.

Cinfhen I‘m intrigued 🐷 4mo
gradcat I‘m already playing, but I do so appreciate being tagged—thank you very much!! ♥️ By the way, I love your cover choice! 🐖😅 And I love Wavy Gravy—I just saw that! (edited) 4mo
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Did I miss all the swaps planned for autumn? I got busy with work and hurricanes and might have missed a signing up deadline. I LOVE swaps!

SamanthaMarie @LibrarianRyan is doing a #NightmareSwap :) signups until the 14th of this month! Check her page, I think it is two posts down. 4mo
LibrarianRyan Yep. My #nightmareswap (Halloween themed) sign ups end soon!! 4mo
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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day5
@BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman
For 7 days, post a book cover you love, no explanations needed. Just use the hashtags.
Don‘t know who started this, but it‘s fun to see all the various choices. 👌👏🏽👏🏽

KarenUK Such a cool cover! 😍 4mo
Cinfhen Good one💜 4mo
BarbaraBB Very cool! I think @jenniferw88 started this challenge. I hope you will join too, @arubabookwoman 😘 4mo
arubabookwoman Done. Thx for the tag! 4mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day4
Words cannot express how much I like this cover.

KarenUK Gorgeous 😍😍😍 4mo
Cinfhen 🧡🧡🧡 4mo
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#7days7covers #day3 #covercrush
Tagging
@FireproofBunny @JenlovesJT47
Just post 1 cover you love, each day for 7 days, no explanation needed and use the hashtags.

KarenUK 😍😍😍 4mo
Cinfhen Cool cover...meets your parameters 4mo
Tex2Flo @Cinfhen I know! and I realized that I don't have many BEAUTIFUL covers, but I have a whole slew of intriguing covers! 4mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day2
@KarenUK @cdcnmac @Taichichick
Just post 1 cover you love, each day for 7 days, no explanation needed and use the hashtags.
New tags for @deadrabbitsbooks

Cinfhen I quite like this cover 🤩 4mo
Tex2Flo @Cinfhen I like a cover to be intriguing and to describe the book without giving away too much. 4mo
Cinfhen Those parameters do make for a good cover!! 4mo
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#covercrush #7covers7days @jenniferw88
Book covers that are special to me, no captions needed.
Tagging @TK421 and @Reggie

Cinfhen Fabulous 4mo
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Miles of blade-grass so tough it grew
in salt water, interrupted only by trees so bent they wore the shape of the wind.

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

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

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

Eggs 🤗👏🏻📚👏🏻🤗 5mo
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#tequila #ayupaugust @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen
Hey, Parrotheads. Here‘s the inside of the Margaritaville Hotel in Hollywood, FL. Can‘t hear tequila without thinking of Jimmy B.

Megabooks My favorite is The Weather Is Here, I Wish You Were Beautiful! 5mo
Tex2Flo Like country songs, his titles are terrific. 5mo
Cinfhen Stunning!! I need an escape ~ all this family time is starting to drive me crazzzzzzy 🤪 5mo
squirrelbrain That looks a gorgeous hotel! 💕🍸👍 5mo
Tex2Flo @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen It‘s a terrific space and pretty inspiring. Right on the beach at the Broadwalk. The staff are amazing. 5mo
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Was hoping for more Real Housewives and less Doctor Pimple Popper. Such a great title, though!!

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

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗👏🏻 5mo
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”I am drowning, my dear, in seas of fire.”
#quotsyaug19 #lighthouse @TK421
Not her lighthouse in the picture, but one of the few left in Florida.