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tokorowilliamwallace

tokorowilliamwallace

Joined December 2021

Hail, hail, all hail the roulette wheel! Ever-shifting reading moods, book hoarding, book thrifting. GR link on my Insta: tokorokansai
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Say Say Say by Lila Savage
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Courrier sud by Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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Aruba: The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway and Corruption in Paradise by Dave Holloway, R. Stephanie Good, Larry Garrison
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Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald
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The Blind Assassin: A Novel by Margaret Atwood
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Death Is Not Enough by Karen Rose
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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The Postman by David Brin
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Allegory and Ideology by Fredric Jameson
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Sympathy by Olivia Sudjic
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The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design by Flint Dille, John Zuur Platten
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Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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Adam Bede by George Elliot
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Glass by Sam Savage
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Eisenhower: In War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith
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HHhH by Laurent Binet
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Thornton Wilder by Penelope Niven
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Ice Trilogy by Vladimir Sorokin
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The Final Days by Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein
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Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Discworld and Philosophy by Nicolas Michaud
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Star Wars : Lando by Charles Soule, Alex Maleev
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The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates
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A Happy Death by Albert Camus
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Poland: A Novel by James A. Michener
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Dark Angel by Sally Beauman
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Quicker Than the Eye by Ray D Bradbury
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Gestalt Therapy Verbatim by Frederick S. Perls
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The Art of Cross Examination by Francis Lewis Wellman
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Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
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The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
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Sanctuary by William Faulkner
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Your God is Too Small by J.B. Phillips
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Rose of the World by Jude Fisher
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Voices in the Ocean by Susan Casey
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Everlasting Man (Revised) by G K Chesterton
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Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais
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The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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The Here and Now by Robert Cohen
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The Roman Way by Edith Hamilton
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Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
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Generation A: A Novel by Douglas Coupland
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The Antichrist by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Tales of the Night by Peter Heg
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Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada
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Spinoza: A Life by Steven Nadler
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Monument Road by Charlie Quimby
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Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
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Poems, New and Collected, 1957-1997 by Wislawa Szymborska, Stanis?aw Bara?czak, Clare Cavanagh
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Time's Arrow by Martin Amis
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Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
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Down River by John Hart
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Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
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Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin
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Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L Carter
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Robot Visions by Isaac Asimov
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What's Wrong with the World by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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Our Lady of Fatima by William T. Walsh
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The Yid: A Novel by Paul Goldberg
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Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction by Maria Rosa Antognazza
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Julius Caesar (Rev) by William Shakespeare, Barbara Rosen, William Rosen
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Forever: A Novel by Pete Hamill
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Silence by Shusaku Endo
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Girl's Guide to Moving on by Debbie Macomber
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Living Your Strengths by Donald O. Clifton, Al Winseman, Curt Liesveld
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Going to the Territory by Ralph Ellison
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A Philosophy of Walking by Frederic Gros
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The Best American Short Stories 2018 by Roxane Gay, Heidi Pitlor
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Lovers & Gamblers by Jackie Collins
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Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
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Whirlwind by James Clavell
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Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke
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Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
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Horse You Came in on by Martha Grimes
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Requiem For a Glass Heart by David Lindsey
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Light On Yoga by B. K. S. Iyengar
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The Dante Club: A Novel by Matthew Pearl
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The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey
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I'm Ok, You're Ok by Thomas Harris
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The Fan Club by Irving Wallace
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The Reckoning by David Halberstam
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Smoke & Mirrors by Michael Faudet
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Kosovo: A Short History by Noel Malcolm
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Metamorphosis by Ovid, David Raeburn
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Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
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Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki
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The Innocents by Francesca Segal
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The Weary Sons of Freud by Catherine Clement
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About Looking by John Berger
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Replica by Lauren Oliver
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Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
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The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams
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A War in Crimson Embers by Alex Marshall
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The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
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Focusing by Eugene T. Gendlin
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Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
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Fairyville by Emma Holly
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A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George
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This Close to Okay: A Novel by Leesa Cross-Smith
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Map: Collected and Last Poems by Wisława Szymborska
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In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder
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Phantoms by Dean Koontz
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Manhattan Is My Beat | Jeffery Deaver
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Love the sweet, quirky, childlike, imaginative, rose-colored glasses life, tomboyish protagonist! She's inductive into my hall of fav female characters. This series is early, and thus, different, more cozy, lighter, and more noir-ish, than his more gritty Lincoln Rhyme crime thrillers. Read if you love old Hollywood, childlike perspective of pursuing adventures+ treasure hunts, film/ pop culture/ philosophy references, discussions on being oneself

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[The souvenir shop] was just like any place where blue-green water and glimmering asphalt were held apart by hurricane-whipped palms...I didn't believe there was another place like it on this earth. I had not yet seen this dangling participle of a state, this wonderland, and to me this was Florida, a treasure trove of Budweiser beach towels, Styrofoam floats, leaky beach balls, and bottomless bowls of pinkie rings carved from abalone shell.

tokorowilliamwallace Cont.: "... iridescent green putt-putt carpets, and restaurants that promised the best scampi or mullet or daiquiris in Florida." 2w
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There, [in Miami] I always felt that, if I ever stopped moving, a civil uprising from a conflict across the sea would just pull me into it, somehow...I don't know; maybe it was just the Cuban coffee...always felt like I was on the edge of something else, something greater and maybe just a bit dangerous, a weird and pleasant unease, if such a thing is possible...Nothing is prettier, at a distance; I've known people that way.

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Candlenight | Phil Rickman

It ought to have been comical, but it seemed all the more sinister and graphically real without the benefit of perspective. With the figures ludicrously out of proportion, big heads like grinning toffee apples on black sticks, it resembled some crude medieval engraving.

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New Animal | Ella Baxter
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Sympathetic, endearing, informative, observant, intense, fever dream. The journey of processing grief and acceptance of one's own body in dissociating and experimenting with kink and BDSM culture. Recommended for readings in perspective. Come to learn and grow, open your mind and heart toward differences in experiences and method. Put your compassion and empathy hats on. One to own and come back to for the lessons and insight. Refreshingly honest.

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The Hotel Neversink | Adam O'Fallon Price
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#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

An article in the Liberty Leader, dated January 8, 1931, announced, in the breathless style of the times, 'Local Tycoon Does in Penniless Despair, Foley House to Be Pawned at Auction.'

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Praying for Sleep | Jeffery Deaver
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Mehso-so

My memory is hazy of when I went through the bulk of the story years ago, but the twist and denouement made little sense to me, not very well explained. One of themes of this psychological horror bears more meaning to me now, with the issue closer at hand and having some personal experience---this jarring and counterintuitively "trusted" contradictory-turned-both-and-in-tension truth of mental illness and the humanity inside. Tense, psychological

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#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

Well, nothing exciting here from the books I've started this past week (4). Oh well.

"When I'm finished working, I don't waste any time. [I put my djellaba back on, smooth out its creases, and I wait. For the guy to zip up his fly, smoke a cigarette, and leave, so I can go back to my spot and harpoon another guy.]"

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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Last added to TBR: library book I saw today, Luke Rosiak's book on the current state of public education (as spurned on to read about by a public radio interview/segment), Race to the Bottom (2022, HarperCollins)
2. Fave in Aug.: Need more time.
3. Fav locales: Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto range Japan, China, Curaçao, historical/ancient Greece, Charleston SC, Maryland, Susquehanna River, Arizona.

Eggs Thanks for joining in! 📚✈️🗺 1mo
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Ice Crown | Andre Norton
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Pickpick

A neat and fun, adventurous, quaint combination of vintage science fiction and fantasy. It reminded me of Lord of the Rings, Earthsea, with elements of Star Trek themes (though probably written before it) like research of less advanced societies and planets, and policy similar to Starfleet's Prime Directive noninterference. Best of both worlds/genres. So we get some discussion of ethics and what to do or how to consider once broken. Conceptual.

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Jackpot | Stuart Woods, Bryon Quertermous
Mehso-so

Though characterization was shallow, I like the way most of the characters were made. The three women were the best of the bunch. The casino owner seemed sort of like a Trump character. The dynamics between Teddy Fay and two of the women were good and set up for future partnerships, I hope. I thought the side story with the Chinese daughter giving testimony should've been expanded. Quality pick w/ Macau. The denouement was too quick/lackluster.

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Summer Cannibals | Melanie Hobson
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@egg #artfulaugust #floralcover

Not sure if you can see, but there's a floral pattern on the Jane Healy book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💚 1mo
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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles

A joke is a way of dominating a language. You must have timing and fluidity, like a fine musician...This is what happens when you move to a foreign place: either you recoil into yourself, becoming a quiet, tense listener, or you make a show of your errors, flaunting them for all to see. Both are attempts to make people comfortable with your otherness. Forgettable, or entertaining.

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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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Sit beside me now, at the riverbank
hear my voice, loud and strong.
Wade into these sweet waters with me,
let me open your heart with a song.

Now we're both pulled under, friend,
singing the same refrain:
Dive back, again, to the lace you once loved
and you'll find it's never the same.
. . .
Now, I wish for the early, chaotic part of my life to return to me, even with its cruelty, its sacrifice, its missteps, its misdeeds. My misdeeds.

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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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#two4tuesdays @TheSpineView
1. Philosophy or miscellaneous non-fiction? Even for fiction, what I go for is probably too vague to fit one genre.
I'd probably be driven insane like The Joker if I had this restriction. I constantly crave and live off of novelty and variety.
2. Most of the books I pick up and read are half-started and unfinished. No other way to be.

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The Dante Club: A Novel | Matthew Pearl
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#weekendreading @Andrew65

Appreciation for this late-19th-century academic atmosphere/setting following the Harvard Poets of Lowell, Longfellow, and Holmes, Sr. Reminds of the literary references and quoting in the letters between Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg I'd briefly dabbled in. Now I just need some evening rains for it, instead of lingering but unyielding clouds!

Andrew65 Sounds perfect for weekend reading. 2mo
Ladygodiva7 I have this one on my shelf, been there for years…….. 2mo
tokorowilliamwallace @Ladygodiva7 Just depends on what you like in your historical mysteries; I don't think it'll be for everyone. It's not fast paced, but it is very referential and atmospheric in like a dark academia kind of way. 2mo
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Licence to Kill | John Gardner
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #thealphabetgame #letterL

To raise a martini glass to the 60th for the James Bond film franchise, I nominate the adaptation, Licence to Kill to the game. I hope to get to it soon.

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The Daughters of Ys | M. T. Anderson
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Attempting to create and start my own monthly TBR game, combining features from multiple ones from here, bookstagram, YouTube. 30 spaces, 3 TBR jars to roll in picking from, 5 rolls for picks to start off with. Location acquired prompt jar, genre prompt jar, miscellaneous prompt jar; considering adding a specific titles I've purchased prompt jar and a library loans titles prompt jar, too. See how it goes for me, if it helps me choose and focus.

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THE GREEK | Pierre Rey
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@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
My #artfulaugust #boats features:

Literary essays, "Adrift in Sunlight Night"
A 1973 publication in translation about two rival billionaire global shipping magnates.

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 2mo
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My updated #alphabetgame #letterd !
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Tagged by @PageShifter

Which ones should I get to next?

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#thealphabetgame #letterd
Not yet read and not fiction. Don't Unplug by Chris Fancy

I often require the stimulation dabbling in miscellaneous subjects & nonfiction. Maybe I could make this my follow-up after I finish the journey of a career journalist into the realm of working in start-up tech during the second boom, a definite learning experience, Disrupted by Lyons (also a 'd').

Let's tag @paperwitchs @puzzledbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2mo
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Mehso-so

First graphic novel read in a while. It's neat that the author also provided her own illustrations (or maybe it started the other way around), which was definitely one of the highlights. The artwork was immersive and simple, like news comics, Curious George, Matilda; but I liked it included word bubbles. Second and fourth stories were the best, though all were atmospheric, experiential, the collection's strength. Brothers Grimm + Japanese horror

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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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I dreamt I woke up on a boat
A rocking boat
A quiet boat
On a smooth black sea we float
Away, away
away
I dreamt a Captain dressed in grey
I dreamt I wore a long white coat
I dreamt a stone caught in my throat
I dreamt I choked
and choked
and choked
I dreamt my legs were long and pale
made of smoke
I choked and choked
And when I woke I wrote and wrote
as though it might all float away.

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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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And she was awoken by a soft song: I married my love in the springtime,
But by the summer he'd locked me away.
He'd murdered me dead by the autumn,
& by winter I was naught but decay.
It's cold where I am and so lonely,
but in loneliness I will remain,
Unloved, unavenged, & forgotten,
until I am whole once again.

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Saudi | Laurie Devine
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August #roll100
22-100-17
Kelly Barnhill - The Witch's Boy (middle-grade fantasy)
David Gilbert - & Sons (literary/domestic drama)
Laurie Devine - Saudi (historical fiction fantasy romance adventure drama, 1984)

I think I got these all from the same resale charity shoppe! The middle-grade and Saudi will be the priorities, but I likely won't be able to get through the latter.

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PuddleJumper Charity shops are great for finding books 2mo
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Dark Corners: A Novel | Ruth Rendell
Mehso-so

How about that? Finished another book which triggered me early on, causing a long hiatus in reading it. Themes of delusion and paranoia, abuse of situations and relationships (emotional), spiraling---Kafkaesque and Hitchcockian in tension. It did have odd Singin' in the Rain contrasts in characterization. This genre probably stresses me out so I don't think I could adequately judge its character properly, or recs. Prob the type in genre for me.

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They say that freedom is a constant struggle.
They say that freedom is a constant struggle.
They say that freedom is a constant struggle.
O Lord, we've struggled so long.
We must be free, we must be free.
. . .
They say freedom is a constant dying/we've died so long we must be free.
. . .
We've struggled so long/we've cried so long/we've sorrowed so long/we've mourned so long/we must be free, we must be free.
- 20th century Freedom Movement

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The Listener | Taylor Caldwell
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He sat a long time, listening, looking up at the carved face which seemed to be true flesh, both pallid and flushed, crowned with agony, listening, yet silently speaking in sonorous accents like the sound of remembered thunder...He himself listened, catching his breath sharply at intervals, nodding, turning his face eagerly, nodding, clasping his hands vehemently together. Listening.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #julyjam listening day

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👌🏻👂📚 3mo
Eggs Beautiful 💕👂🏻👏🏻 3mo
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It rose, seemingly endlessly, and came to rest across Voldemort's shoulders: it's neck the thickness of a man's thigh; it's eyes, with their vertical slots for pupils, unblinking. Voldemort stroked the creature absently with long thin fingers...

#julyjam snake day
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Well done 🖤🐍🖤 3mo
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Mehso-so

Way to be, first reading of author via novella of the character's retirement and a recent brief return to an old signature character. The dialogue/banter was almost like a play; most of the slim book consisted of it. There was some gumshoe private investigator stuff, with a shift in narration tone. Learning about the equivalent of AA for 'working women' and some of the dialogue, observations were the best parts. Still too masculine, outdated tone.

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Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters | Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg

But this is all speculation, mediation, nay, emasculation...I find in you a kindred absorption with identity, dramatic meaning, classic unity, and immortality: you pace a stage, yet sit in the boxes and watch. You seek identity in the midst of indistinguishable chaos, in sprawling nameless reality. Like myself, you deserve the Adlerian verdict...He who seeks all knowledge, and then all life and all power...He is egocentric. How paltry is the def.

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#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

1. Organizational method: genre, theme, subject, provenance/source, rotating TBR/currently reading piles/stacks, Litsy/Instagram prep, reading/stack challenges

2. Across 4 houses, piles and in bags/boxes in vehicle, in out-of-state storage, in stacks on the floor

3. Prefer used + mass market paperback, but there's a lot of hardcover nonfiction. Physical is what I read. Free e-book, heavily reduced Kindle sits

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[T]he fact paralyses the intention, gives it something like a malaise producing immobility: in order to make it innocent, it freezes it. This is because myth is speech stolen and restored. Only, speech which is restored is no longer quite that which was stolen: when it was brought back, it was not put exactly in its place. It is this brief act of larceny, this.moment taken for surreptitious faking, which gives mystical speech a benumbed look.

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In a single day, how many non-signifying fields do we cross? Very few, sometimes none. Here I am, before the sea; it is true that it bears no message. But the beach, what material for semiology! Flags, slogans, signals, sign-boards, clothes, suntan even, which are so many messages to me.

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Sorry not sorry, I'll be here heavy on the thematic dabbling these next few days. I'm starting with making some more progress on my current Ludlum conspiracy espionage read, then probably move on to some nonfiction. I do aim to finish the tagged book in this time---sober up with some untaught historical perspective. Then, in the middle of the week, back to focus on finishing a couple I'm furthest in.

Leftcoastzen Love the photo! I love a good old wooden porch. 3mo
tokorowilliamwallace Yeah, old front porches are the best. I enjoy reading out there. 3mo
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In Memory of Junior | Clyde Edgerton
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My #bookspin and #doublespin options, though the bottom one has already been started, so by library summer reading bingo rules doesn't count.

The categories for this spin to pick from were a specific little free street library haul to start reading from (top two); and historical fiction/women's fiction genre/subgenres I'm hoping to expand my exposure, experience, and awareness in (bottom two, subject to change).

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Goodbye, Paris: A Novel | Anstey Harris
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Here was the joke of a July hopefuls stack I mentioned, @Eggs

Library loan priorities, books I need to finish already, slim pulpy vintage/older books, #foodandlit options (I'd rather read others, but they're longer and less likely to be finished), Australian authors, short story collections, picks in daily reading moods I went over to the library to satisfy, sprinkled with some Cancer sign trait-themed picks not pictured here, &c.

Eggs Wow 😯 Where to begin??? 3mo
tokorowilliamwallace @Eggs, you tell me. What do you think? I'm notoriously indecisive and wouldn't mind taking input or ideas. 3mo
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After the Quake: Stories | Haruki Murakami

There was an announcement: *Lettuce angel men. We aren't countering some tah bulence.*

#firstlinefridays

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After the Quake: Stories | Haruki Murakami

So Masakichi got his paws full of honey---way more honey than he could eat himself---and he put it in a bucket, and do-o-o-wn the mountain he went, all the way to the town to sell his honey.

#firstlinefridays

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#julyjam #jokeday Quite the shade being thrown at the startup tech boom industry here from a career journalist taking a stint job in one. Also, grammatical, punctuation, and language humor. Also, me posting a hopefuls stack, as if I can finish them!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good luck 👍🏻 📚 3mo
Eggs You can do it👍🏼🤩🙌🏻 3mo
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We Are the Brennans | Tracey Lange
Pickpick

This one hit too close to home for comfort, and I'm sure I'll have to process for this a while; it will probably be the most impactful, bringing up nostalgia and heart heaviness for a while, until another one with its themes articulated in a similar way comes along. It was sad to watch these reactions and interactions, and a sad mirror of our society and sexist relationship assumptions we have to work on. Recommended for men to read for reflection

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After the Quake: Stories | Haruki Murakami
Pickpick

Meditative, both sad to follow, as well as inspirational and hopeful ultimately in its humanity and grace. What stands out w/Murakami is his sense of dynamic life and relationships, causality, serendipity, and whirlwind of discovery of the unexpected with just meeting people, even if just briefly for transient resonance. The value of the fleeting and of the moment. This was full of heart. Bill Murray's Lost in Translation accomplished this, too.

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We Are the Brennans | Tracey Lange
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Four books I had 50 pages or less to complete that I finished in June (this week). One I already gave away to a little free street library (Ed McBain's 1957 standalone, Vanishing Girls). 2 books at 4.5 stars for impact and accomplishment in depicting life; 1 at 2.5 stars; 1 not sure how to rate. 2 contemporary, 2 mid-century noir.Getting back into the library system didn't help to focus me in the end. Not very impressive but there it is.

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Third Man (Anniversary) | Graham Greene
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Mehso-so

A clean, witty banter-filled Hollywoodsy dialogue; quality cityscape atmosphere; nostalgic; campy but fun characterization; sprinkled with cynical, existential quips of pathos and observation. But I read this in a scattered fashion across 15 months; this is probably not the kind of pulp novel for such habitual reading methods. So it didn't make much of an impression and seemed very nebulous and vague as to what was going on. Come for vibes only.

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Vanishing Ladies | Ed McBain
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Panpan

The manner in which the set-up and the sketchy character gaslighting for such plot purposes just didn't come to me in a good mental state, so was just too triggering at the time. The middle section of the book improved this and was the best, with its dialogue and characterization. The ending was quick, anticlimactic, and didn't really answer my questions of context and character contradiction satisfactorily. I almost DNF'd this early on. 66ish%

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Kingmaker | Christian Cantrell

#two4tuesday

1. I'm not sure about this, maybe more in a high epic fantasy setting, but I don't believe I've read too much fiction concerning royalty. I'm interested in royalty as nonfiction, and the psychosocial which keeps our fascinations and curiosities on it.

2. I'm dabbling in George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones and will begin Kate Elliott's Crown of Stars parallel medieval universe series this year. Plus the tagged book.

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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3mo
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In a perfect world, they would have been. In a perfect world, they would have been allowed to have their little rebellions and take their little risks, and nothing would ever have touched them. We don't live in a perfect world. We never have. And on nights like this one, it seems like we never will...people try to dilute it...but the end result is always the same: dependency leads to craving, craving leads to madness, and madness, inexorably death

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With your history and your constitution, that combination is bad. Very bad. You ain't gonna make it. Now another history with that constitution, it might get by. Or another constitution with that history. But your combination---no way.

#bookspin #doublespin

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The Tequila Worm | Viola Canales
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OK, so I can't find two of my July #roll100 hits---a genre-blending Verso Books London Jenny Hval volume, and a guide through the economic depression of the 1990s by an analyst from India---so, here's some other progressive economics I either need to get to finish (one of them just ordered from 7Stories Press); and my third hit, #75, a middle-grade by a Latina author. And some library loans.

@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper 😂😂 Hopefully you'll find them 3mo
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Other Side of Midnight | Sidney Sheldon
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#royalty #bookmood @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Picked up three Sidney Sheldon conspiracy suspense recently thrifting and secondhand; in the mood for the theme/genre/author because of other books and media I'm consuming, but haven't been able to decide which to begin with (chronologically, switch themes?). Currently in a financial/investment crime conspiracy kick, or the alternative BBB---badder business bureau (more accurate, right?).

Eggs Perfect 🤩 3mo
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