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Dlirons avec Lon | Annie Groovie
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1️⃣ How about my son's library books, due Saturday?
2️⃣ From tagged and pictured "Quel est l'insecte qui marche sur la tête? Le pou" *rim shot*
3️⃣ A very mild 0ºC and overcast.
@eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs How are you doing? 19h
tournevis @Eggs Ok. It's busy, with the end of semester and all of the things! 19h
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La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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1️⃣ Of course. Who doesn't?
2️⃣ When my urge to fling it to the wall is near impossible to contain.
@TheSpineView #two4tuesday

TheSpineView I have never thrown a book... but I have thought about it. 😋 2d
tournevis @TheSpineView I've done it. It's tempting! Much. Having an e-reader gives me pause, naturally, so I now stop reading before any flinging needs to occur. 2d
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La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Back to the drudgery.

What did I miss? Please tell me.

julesG Earth shattering reviews that made me want to change my card PINs to blindly chosen numbers so I cannot buy any more books. Also, we're having a new round of #JolabokaflodSwap organised by @MaleficentBookDragon - sign up might still be open. Other than that? Books were read, coffee/tea was drunk, pets petted,... 😁 2d
tournevis @julesG 😆☺️😁 Thank you! 2d
ljuliel It‘ll be good to have you back. 💕 2d
tournevis @ljuliel Glad to be back. 2d
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Cerebral Hemorrhage | Liang-Fu Zhou, Guohua Xi, Xian-Cheng Chen, Richard F. Keep, Feng-Ping Huang, Ya Hua, Yi-Cheng Lu, Karin Muraszko
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After a very long 6 days, my mother left us about 22:25 last night. A cousin and her daughter were on watch, playing boardgames. She stopped breathing in between two moves. We are all releaved. Now begins the marathon toward her funeral, which will be as well attended as her personality was large.

I must THANK YOU ALL for your good words and your warm thoughts over the last week. You are too numerous to thank each personally. You were a boon 😘😘

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So sorry for your loss 4d
CoffeeK8 So sorry for your loss 4d
llwheeler I'm so sorry for your loss 4d
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DGRachel I‘m sorry for your loss. Sending gentle {{hugs}} and much love. 4d
Trashcanman Words fail at times like these, may the happy memories shared bring you solace in this difficult time. Hugs to you. 4d
Lovesbooks87 So sorry for your loss 4d
ljuliel I‘m sorry for your loss ❤️ 4d
Jerdencon So sorry for your loss 4d
Nute There are never enough words at moments like this, but there is abundant affection, love and prayers. Thinking of you and your family and praying for peace and comfort! {{{HUGS}}} 4d
BethM I‘m so sorry for your loss. Lots of hugs. 4d
DHill So sorry for your loss. 4d
JacqMac Sorry for your loss. Much love to you. 💕 4d
squirrelbrain Sorry for your loss, sending love to you and your family. 4d
Amiable A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts; through us, they live on. My condolences to you and your family, and may the memories of your mother comfort and console you. (edited) 4d
robinb So very sorry for the loss of your mom. Sending you prayers for comfort, peace and strength in the days ahead. 🙏💕 4d
Leftcoastzen Sorry for your loss ,hugs to you and your family. 4d
emilyhaldi ❤️❤️❤️ 4d
Schnoebs I‘m so sorry for your loss 😔 4d
Owlizabeth So sorry for your loss, you‘ll be in my thoughts. 💞💞💞 4d
xicanti I‘m so sorry for your loss, but I‘m relieved her passing came before you had to return home. Many, many hugs to you and your family. 4d
Redwritinghood So sorry for your loss. 4d
rabbitprincess Will be thinking of you this week ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 4d
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 4d
Meaw_catlady Sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and love your way ❤️ 4d
batsy I am so sorry. May you all find some peace in these coming days and weeks ❤️ 4d
BlameJennyJane So terribly sorry for your loss. 4d
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime I'm so sorry for your loss 💔🙏 😢 4d
readordierachel So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family ❤ 4d
teebe So sorry, condolences to you and your family 💕 4d
Lauram I am so sorry for your loss. 4d
Eggs So sorry for your loss❤️❤️❤️ 2d
Sace So sorry. My condolences. 1d
CarolynM I've not been around much for a bit, so I'm only seeing this now. Sending love and hugs and my condolences to you and your family💕 now
tournevis @CarolynM 😘😘 now
4thhouseontheleft I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💙💜 now
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Cerebral Hemorrhage | Liang-Fu Zhou, Guohua Xi, Xian-Cheng Chen, Richard F. Keep, Feng-Ping Huang, Ya Hua, Yi-Cheng Lu, Karin Muraszko
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Against all odds and to everyone's dismay, my mother is still with us. Hopefully, it will not be long, because I have to leave Monday and I would hate to go of she's still here. It's hard, hardest on my father. There's nothing else to do but wait.

Eggs Thinking of you dear ❤️😘❤️😞❤️ 5d
dariazeoli I‘m so sorry. Thinking of you and hoping your mom‘s transition is peaceful. 5d
Meaw_catlady Sending warm hugs and positive thoughts. ❤️ 5d
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TrishB Thinking of you ❤️ 5d
Alfoster Virtual hugs coming your way❤️❤️❤️ 5d
Sace I am thinking of you. Virtual hugs. 5d
TheSpineView Sending 💜hugs💜 5d
CaitlinR Sending strength to you and yours. 5d
twohectobooks Sorry you‘re going through this, and hope things work out so you don‘t have to leave your family before it‘s time. 5d
Megabooks Sending you strength. 💜💜 5d
ljuliel ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
readordierachel ❤❤❤ 5d
Tamra Been there. Take care of yourself and each other. 5d
Velvetfur Oh gosh, I'm sorry to hear of this situation.... Sending you lots of love xxx 5d
Come-read-with-me @tournevis My heart breaks for you. Know that no matter when you leave she will know you are with her. You have given both she and your Dad the loving support they need. Be gentle with yourself. You‘re a wonderful child to them. ❤️ 5d
youneverarrived ♥️♥️♥️ 5d
batsy I can't imagine how difficult this must be. Sending love ❤️ Take care. 4d
CarolynM Such a difficult time for all of you. Sending love and strength 💕 {{hugs}} 4d
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Cerebral Hemorrhage | Liang-Fu Zhou, Guohua Xi, Xian-Cheng Chen, Richard F. Keep, Feng-Ping Huang, Ya Hua, Yi-Cheng Lu, Karin Muraszko
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Still with us. It's a long wait, but it is her passage and we are only there to accompany her.

Lcsmcat ❤️ and 🤗 1w
DGRachel {{hugs}} 1w
Megabooks Sending strength. 💙 1w
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CarolynM {{hugs}} 1w
LauraBeth I just saw your posts about your mother. I‘ll be thinking of you and your family. ❤️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sending love to you and your family ❤️❤️ 1w
wanderinglynn {hugs} 💜 1w
xicanti ❤️ 1w
Gissy ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
BlameJennyJane 🤗🤗 1w
Nute ❤️{{{HUGS}}} 4d
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Cerebral Hemorrhage | Liang-Fu Zhou, Guohua Xi, Xian-Cheng Chen, Richard F. Keep, Feng-Ping Huang, Ya Hua, Yi-Cheng Lu, Karin Muraszko
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As stubburn in death as in life, my mother is still with us. She has been off life saving apparatuses since Sunday night but hangs on. She is quite comfortable and with family round the clock. We sang for her, 11 of us sisters, cousins and spouses, and for all of the ICU as well. From her life signs, it should be today. Her last moments awake were doing her favourite thing ever: clothes shopping. She make a killing too!

Meaw_catlady sending good energy healing and love to you and your family at this time ! 1w
Smrloomis Like @Meaw_catlady said 💕💕💕 Good that you could all be together in one place 🌈☀️⭐️ 1w
TrishB Sending hugs ❤️ 1w
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Insightsintobooks Sending you hugs. I'm so sorry. 1w
vivastory I'm so sorry you're going through this 1w
hannah-leeloo Prayers to you and your family 🙏🏻❤️ 1w
megzlynn Praying for you! 1w
TheSpineView Sending hugs and prayers 1w
Eggs ((((Hugs)))) and prayers 🙏🏻 1w
Jerdencon Sending hugs 🙏 1w
Butterfinger Prayers 1w
AmyG Thinking of you and your family. 1w
ljuliel ♥️♥️♥️ 1w
Redwritinghood 💕💕 1w
LeahBergen Sending ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Aimeesue Thinking of you. ❤️ 1w
AprilMae Sending you so much ❤❤❤❤ 1w
youneverarrived Sending you all love ❤️❤️ 1w
CarolynM Sending ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
arubabookwoman I‘m so sorry to hear about your Mom.❤️ 1w
tracey38 Sending many hugs and lots of thoughts your way. ❤❤❤ 1w
Chelsea.Poole ♥️♥️♥️ 1w
Lcsmcat I‘m glad you made it in time. Sending lots of love your way. ❤️ 1w
Ddzmini Awe 😨😰 good thoughts and hugs sent your way 🙏 1w
batsy Much love to you all ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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Cerebral Hemorrhage | Liang-Fu Zhou, Guohua Xi, Xian-Cheng Chen, Richard F. Keep, Feng-Ping Huang, Ya Hua, Yi-Cheng Lu, Karin Muraszko
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300 km from Qc, no news yet.

I want to thank all those sending good thoughts and love on my previous post. Not in a position to answer all of you individually, but I am overwhelmed by the love and support. Thank you! 😘😘😘😘😘

FantasyChick Thinking of you!! *hugs* 2w
Texreader Safe travels and take care. 2w
squirrelbrain Didn‘t see your previous post until just now. Sending love and travel safely. 2w
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook So sorry to read about this! Thinking of you 💜 2w
Megabooks 💙💙 2w
emilyhaldi Take care ❤️ 2w
Lcsmcat Sending love. ❤️ 2w
Eggs Thinking of you - be safe 💕💕 2w
xicanti I‘m so sorry. I‘ll be thinking of you and your family. ❤️ 2w
mcipher Oh, i just saw this - thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts for making it through this as best you can. 💜 2w
batsy ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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Cerebral Hemorrhage | Liang-Fu Zhou, Guohua Xi, Xian-Cheng Chen, Richard F. Keep, Feng-Ping Huang, Ya Hua, Yi-Cheng Lu, Karin Muraszko
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When it rains, it pours. My mother ⬆️ is on her death bed. We are leaving tomorrow morning for Québec City and will likely not be back until after the funeral. I have no idea how often I'll be on here, with *everything* that'll need to be done in the coming days, but please know that my world is made better by all you #littens and the books we share. You are the best.

Oneward and forward.

Am I missing a metaphore or eight?

Butterflyamore I‘m so sorry! 2w
sherryvdh So sorry to hear you are going through this. We will be thinking and praying for you. 💙 2w
MidnightBookGirl I am so sorry and sending all the love! 2w
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wanderinglynn I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts. 💜 2w
SamAnne Safe travels and strength. 2w
twohectobooks Oh no :( 2w
Lcsmcat I am so sorry! 💔 Peace be with you in this difficult time. 2w
vivastory I'm so sorry to hear about this 2w
CoffeeCatsBooks I am so sorry. My thought are with you. 2w
ShelleyBooksie So sorry to hear about this difficult time. 2w
BookwormAHN So sorry to hear that 💚 2w
JacqMac I so sorry. I went through this a few years ago and it‘s a bumpy ride. Much love to you. We will be here when you need a soft and happy place. 💕 2w
Amiable Sending virtual hugs and condolences to you and your family. 2w
Tamra Take care of yourself! 2w
Leftcoastzen It‘s so hard . Please take care of yourself too. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family. 2w
TheLibrarian I‘m so sorry. *hugs* 2w
Aimeesue I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. ❤️ 2w
Libby1 ❤️ 2w
FlowerFairy I‘m so very sorry your family is going through this. 2w
BethM Im so sorry. Hugs and love 💕 2w
audraelizabeth Im so sorry. 2w
rabbitprincess You and your mom are in my thoughts. Take care ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2w
GidgetsTreasures75 I‘m so sorry you have to go through this. I wouldn‘t wish it on anyone. 💖 (edited) 2w
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m so sorry. You and your family will be in my thoughts. 2w
BookDragonNotWorm Sending hugs and comfort. 2w
Librarybelle I am so sorry. Hugs! 2w
Hooked_on_books I‘m so sorry about your mom. 2w
Redwritinghood So sorry to hear this. 2w
Billypar Very sorry to hear this! 2w
Megabooks My thoughts and heart are with you during this difficult time. I‘m so sorry you are going through this. ❤️ 2w
batsy I am so sorry 😔 Much love to you and your family ❤️ 2w
LeahBergen I‘m so sorry to hear this. Sending love! ❤️❤️ 2w
Lizpixie Oh lovely, I‘m so sorry. My thoughts & love are with you & your family.❤️💔❤️ 2w
Susanita I'm sorry about your mom. *hugs* 2w
Susanita I'm sorry about your mom. *hugs* 2w
Eggs Aww honey so sorry to hear about your mom-sending hugs and prayers 💗🙏🏻 2w
CarolynM I'm so sorry. What a very difficult time for you and your family. I'll be thinking of you💕 2w
youneverarrived I am so sorry. Thinking of you ♥️ 2w
sudi So sorry to hear that, hope you find the strength to get through this tough time ❤ 2w
ljuliel Sorry to hear that. Will be thinking of you and your family ♥️ 2w
Lauram I‘m so sorry you‘re going through this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts. 2w
Gissy So sorry to hear that😔This is the time to be near family and friends! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
CocoReads You and your family will be in my thoughts. 2w
rubyslippersreads I‘m so sorry. Sending ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
DGRachel I‘m so sorry. {{hugs}} to you and your family. 2w
Suzze Today would have been my mom‘s birthday. They are always in our hearts. I‘ll keep yours in mine today too. ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Chrissyreadit I hope you arrive safely ❤️and find solace and comfort whenever it is needed. 2w
4thhouseontheleft I missed your posts, and just saw them now. Your mother sounds like she was an incredible person, your family is in my thoughts. Big hugs to you. now
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1️⃣ Multiplayer, Tokaido; solo, Mr. Cabbagehead's Garden.
2️⃣ Antarctica.
3️⃣ Very well, because I had not set any!
4️⃣ I can't think of one right now.
5️⃣ How's the weather?
@howjessreads #friyayintro

Susanita Cold! 2w
tournevis @Susanita Here too! 2w
ImperfectCJ It's November and I live in San Diego, so I avoid talking about the weather with people who live elsewhere. 🤫 2w
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UnidragonFrag Clear with cold wind. 2w
Jerdencon Too cold for November 2w
tournevis @UnidragonFrag @Jerdencon Overcast here and normal cold. 2w
tournevis @ImperfectCJ *snort snort snort* 2w
vivastory Way too cold for typical November weather here. It's usually in the 50s still around Thanksgiving & we've already had accumulating snow. If I wanted to be this cold in the beginning of Nov I could have stayed in Minneapolis. 2w
tournevis @vivastory *translates Fahrenheit into Celcius* Ok, so it's fall weather. 😜 😜 😜 😜 😜 Kidding. If it's cold to you, it's too cold. It's below freezing here. 2w
gradcat Wow! I don‘t know any of your games!! My weather? Still too humid & temps are just starting to drop...into the 60s (Fahrenheit)! Too warm still for me. Ugh! 😑 2w
Crimson613 i wanna go to Antarctica too!! one day. the weather is CHILLY. it looks like a nice fall day but it's been very cold lately, today we're at 27F 2w
tournevis @Crimson613 It would be great to go there, IFF it's not a cause for further pollution. Which it might be. It's freezing outside since Wednesday. Winter has come. 2w
wanderinglynn It‘s been really nice because it‘s been sunny. Temps in the mid-50s F during the day, low 40s/high 30s at night. 2w
xicanti It‘s snowing, which has me UPSET, but at least the temperature‘s risen to -3. It was -14 earlier. 😭 2w
tournevis @wanderinglynn @xicanti It's winter! ❄️☃️🌨️😕 2w
wanderinglynn @xicanti that‘s cold! 🥶 Come out to the Pacific Northwest! It‘s rather mild here. I‘m just in a long-sleeve tee and a fleece jacket today. 2w
tournevis @wanderinglynn @xicanti That would be cheating! 😆😆😆 2w
xicanti @wanderinglynn it‘s °C, so it may not be as cold as you‘re envisioning, but yeah. I‘d much rather be on the west coast. 2w
wanderinglynn @xicanti Nope, that is cold. I really dislike anything below 40F/4C. I miss living in Southern California where 50F/10C was considered cold. 😂 2w
xicanti @wanderinglynn I loved wintering in Auckland, NZ, where it never dropped below 4°C. Everyone born there moaned, but I had the best winter ever! 2w
tournevis @wanderinglynn @xicanti I was thinking it was nice today with the -4ºC today. Cooler than average, sure, but quite nice still. 10ºC, that's the high life! 2w
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Making Comics | Lynda Barry
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#bookmail Ever since Lynda Barry published the amazing Syllabus, I've been fascinated with her experiential approach to course building and teaching. I've only read a few pages so far, but there is meat on these bones. I will say that her approach ignores disabilities, but that's for me to correct on my side when I teach. Really like this overall.

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Snow. And a sad doggo who hates snow. He's been grumping at it since he woke up. *gnuff gnuff gnuff*

#petsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy #schnauzersoflitsy

MuddyPuddle I‘m with him all the way! 2w
FantasyChick I agree with him. We haven't seen snow yet but my grumpy face is ready for when it happens 2w
batsy Aww! 2w
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tournevis @MuddyPuddle @FantasyChick @batsy He's adorable. And a grumpy old man. 2w
Jerdencon I‘m with him! Just the sight of other people‘s snow makes me sad! 2w
tournevis @Jerdencon He was harrumphing! 2w
throwmeabook That makes two of us! It‘s coming down here now but fortunately not sticking yet. 2w
tournevis @throwmeabook It's sticking here! It's making the trains late! 2w
Hooked_on_books Poor doggo! Though that‘s really cute. 🐶💙 2w
rabbitprincess @tournevis Yep! Why would they design a light rail system that can cope with snow? It never snows here, right?? 2w
tournevis @rabbitprincess At least it's no longer slipping off the tracks when at full speed like it was this summer! 😆 2w
AlaMich I thought all dogs love snow! 6d
tournevis @AlaMich Not him, nope! 6d
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Thanks to @MrBook for the tag and to @ljuliel for the reflection.

1️⃣ The Community, there are so few asshats here! I've had to block like two people since I've been here. It's two a week on other places.
2️⃣ So many things! But nothing about Litsy.
3️⃣ A qualified pick and a not-for-me buttons.
4️⃣ RL is insane right now, so 1 or 2 a day only. I miss it.
5️⃣ Yes to all 4, even if I lack time.
6️⃣ Make the Android app on par with the iOS app.

ljuliel I always like your To The Point Approach. I‘m glad we have less Asshats here 😊. And your answer #2 was very direct. I‘m assuming you‘d like mostly bookish posts ? Thank you for the answers. Always a pleasure. 💕 2w
tournevis @ljuliel I mean in my whole life, there are so many things I dislike. I did not think it was a Litsy only question. I love everything here. And you too. I have very few critiques, save the buttons and the app, which are annoyances rather than dislikes. 2w
ljuliel Oh, ok ! 😂. Sorry, I misunderstood your answer. I‘m glad you‘re content with Litsy. I hope things in your life improve. 2w
MrBook @tournevis Glad Litsy is an oasis for you in the sea of life‘s discomfitures. 🤗 2w
tournevis @MrBook Said so well! Thank you! 😘 2w
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L'Empire savant | Pierre-Marie Desmarest
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Oh boy, is it ever racist! Common and expected for the time period and the kind of person Desmarets was, but damn! This said, once he gets to the Empire of Knowledge, he starts excoriating French culture and the French state, so he's just a sad, angry, bitter old man by that point. I'm still having fun, but it's not for the easily offended. Oof.

L'Empire savant | Pierre-Marie Desmarest
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Exhausted. Grumpy. Should be writing courses, but nope. I'm reading. Tagged book is one of the earliest science fiction ever written, 1815,, though published last year for the first time. A mix of classical travel narrative that veers into secret white African advanced civilization, but 50 years before it was fashionable. It's fun for what it is so far.

CarolynM 💐 3w
tournevis @CarolynM 😘😘😘 3w
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Done with #inktober2019! Happy to be done. Highlights from today and yesterday.

26. Boketto, gazing from afar.
29. Kilig, the excitment felt when one is first in love.
30. Crown, not an obscure word.
31. Catharsis, the liberation of supressed tension or emotion.

squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
tournevis @squirrelbrain 😘😘😘 3w
Clare-Dragonfly That donut looks delicious. 😋 3w
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Meaw_catlady So lovely! I really want to eat that donut! 🖤 3w
tournevis @Meaw_catlady Shhh! It's supposed to be a crown! Shh. 3w
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly It's a crown, don't you know! 3w
Meaw_catlady I will wear it on my head... then eat it 3w
Clare-Dragonfly I figured it was a donut crowned with frosting 😝 3w
tournevis @Meaw_catlady 😆😆😆 3w
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly 😆😆😆 3w
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1️⃣ Ketchup flavoured chips. Crunch!
2️⃣ No. Someone reading to be puts me to sleep.
3️⃣ End of semester
4️⃣ Two.
5️⃣ 🖤⚫⬛💜🟣🟪
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Susanita Ketchup flavored chips?!? What new devilry is this? 3w
Megabooks Ketchup chips are one of my favorite Canadian things! 3w
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tournevis @Megabooks In my belly!!! 3w
Susanita You can keep them! 3w
rubyslippersreads Glad I‘m not the only one who feels that way about audiobooks. I only listen when I have insomnia. 😏 2w
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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I am not finishing #inktober2019 in October, but I got five done today. This is my favourite.

28. Nyctophilia, prefering the night or darkness.

TorieStorieS Beautiful!!!! 3w
xicanti I love it. 3w
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Come-read-with-me @tournevis This is lovely! You have an amazing talent. 2w
tournevis @Come-read-with-me Thank you ☺️😘 2w
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Best Halloween decoration EVER! I love it!


Sace That's brilliant! 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🤣🤣🤣🤣 3w
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Gah! Evaluating potentially plagiarised papers is the bane of my existence. Explaining to students that they plagiarised is the single worse part of my job. They even complain when we apply a reduced penalty. Gah! Have a concerned Michael Shanks. I'm going back to my computer.

Crazeedi That sucks! Hang in there!! 3w
tournevis @Crazeedi 😘😘😘 3w
Suet624 Oh that stinks. 3w
tournevis @Suet624 That it does 3w
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La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Sadly, on a train again. What I can tell you is that 1) I've not read anything fictional in 8 days, and 2) Not going to read fiction any time soon, because course writing, and 3) Not going to finish Inktober in actual October.

Please tell me fun bookish things!

LA_Mead You could pretend you‘re on the train to Hogwarts? 🧙🏻‍♀️ 3w
tournevis @LA_Mead Not enough pre-teens and too many crying babies, unfortunately. 😆 3w
Suet624 😳😳😭😭 3w
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MyBookSwapClub Due to time constraint I reverted to audiobook :) 3w
tournevis @MyBookSwapClub I truly tried audio books, but they lull me to sleep. 3w
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Miniature Schnauzers | Beverly Pisano, Gloria Lewis
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Hi! I'm Igrec. I just want to let you know that She, my human, is too busy to play with me and has been running around and gesticulating for two days. It's really boring.

Karkar Oh no you poor thing. Here are some long distance scratches ❤️🐾❤️ 4w
Sace You poor ignored thing! 4w
Lcsmcat 🦴 for you, Igrec! 4w
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Slajaunie Poor baby!! 4w
hannah-leeloo Poor Igrec a cuddle from me until you get attention sweet 🤗❤️ 4w
batsy 😍😍 4w
tournevis @Karkar @Sace @Lcsmcat @Slajaunie @hannah-leeloo @batsy Sad, She is still running around flailing! Look at meeeee! 4w
hannah-leeloo @tournevis come on give her a biiiiig cuddle lol. It's OK Igrec I've got your back hehe 🐾❤️ 4w
tournevis @hannah-leeloo I hugged him and he harrumphed. Honest to goodness! 4w
Slajaunie 😂😂😂 4w
kspenmoll 🤣🤣 3w
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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The trip to the Muji store was marvelous. I bought a lot of things (haul tomorrow). Now ready to leave for home. I managed to do two #inktober drawings today.

15. Petrichor, the smell of the soil after rain;
18. Monachopsis, feeling like one is not in one's rightful place.

Aimeesue I love that earthworm! 1mo
tournevis @Aimeesue Thank you! 1mo
batsy I love Muji 💜 1mo
tournevis @batsy I bought a lot of things, but they were out of a lot of what I was looking for, sadly. 1mo
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Bloodwork! More bloodwork!

Smrloomis Hopefully routine? 😣 1mo
DGRachel Ugh. I hope you get answers soon. ❤ 1mo
wanderinglynn Sending healing thoughts. 💚 1mo
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tournevis @Smrloomis @DGRachel @wanderinglynn All new bloodwork! New things to test for! 1mo
ljuliel I hope you get answers soon. I know how stressful that is, waiting in those waiting rooms for more visits and tests . The ONLY plus I see is that it makes you think a bit while there , about all the thousands of people all over the country that are sitting in chairs just like that, waiting for news and answers. I rarely think about them on a daily basis, but a trip to the doc or hospital makes me stop and remember others are facing scary days too 1mo
Smrloomis Ah 😞 hope it will be helpful 🤞🏽 1mo
tournevis @Smrloomis Knock on wood! 1mo
tournevis @ljuliel Agreed! 1mo
Come-read-with-me @tournevis Be well ! 🎈 1mo
tournevis @Come-read-with-me 😘😘😘 1mo
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Rethinking Canada: the promise of women's history | Veronica Jane Strong-Boag, Anita Clair Fellman
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Environmental Health Clinic in Toronto. So many forms to fill!!!

Eggs Hope everything is good with you 💕 1mo
tournevis @Eggs It was a good consult. New paths of investigation have been opened. 1mo
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La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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End of day, another train, this time in first class, which I almost never do. Onward and forward to Toronto. I am exhausted!

rabbitprincess Looks like a full house, or close to it! 1mo
tournevis @rabbitprincess It is. Packed. 1mo
Jaimelire I love trains. 1mo
tournevis @Jaimelire Me too, but I'd rather be home 1mo
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La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Gloomy traveler on a gloomy train day. Forgot my lunch bag at home. Heading to uni for a full teaching day, then taking another train to Toronto, where I have a specialist appointment tomorrow morning. After which, I'm going to the Muji store to buy All. The. Stationary!!! Then another train home. Too much marking and lecture writing to do for getting any reading done. We'll see. *sigh*

teebe Oohh that Muji store. I follow them on Instagram and I want all the things 1mo
marleed I hope it‘s a good anyway! 1mo
tournevis @teebe I will be getting many of the things. I am not habitually one to use capitalism and consumerism as a coping mecanism, but chocolate is off the list until I talk to my allergist again. So stationary it is. 1mo
tournevis @marleed Knock on wood! 1mo
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Something wrong with Litsy web today? Anybody else having issues? I did not change anything on my end.

@LitsyTips @Litsy

TheEllieMo I‘ve not been able to get on Litsy the web all day 1mo
tournevis @TheEllieMo Good to know it's not just me. 👍 1mo
rabbitprincess Same here, same error message. 1mo
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tournevis @rabbitprincess Good, it's not us. 1mo
Sace I have only been using the android app today. 1mo
squirrelbrain Yes, I had the same issue earlier too.....I don‘t often use the web version but wanted to post a link onto Netgalley and couldn‘t. I noticed (much) earlier today that someone had posted about issues with the web so I knew it wasn‘t just me! 1mo
tournevis @Sace @squirrelbrain It's not us. Many are reporting issues now. From the error message, I'm guessing the DNS table is wonky, somehow. 1mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Last for today, super ultra cliché.

16. Ephemeral, which does not last

#inktober2019 #inktober #obscutober #ObscureWords

squirrelbrain Loving these gorgeous little sketches! ❤️ 1mo
tournevis @squirrelbrain 😊☺️ 1mo
Come-read-with-me @tournevis Your illustrations rare all exquisite. I am impressed. 1mo
tournevis @Come-read-with-me 😊☺️😘 1mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Perhaps not quite finished.

20. Eccedentisiast, one who smiles to hide one's discomfort.

#inktober #inktober2019 #obscutober #ObscureWords

TorieStorieS I love this one!!!!🥰 1mo
tournevis @TorieStorieS 😘😘😘 1mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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14. Dormiveglia, the state between sleep and wakefulness.

#inktober #inktober2019 #obscutober #ObscureWords

readordierachel Lovely 1mo
youneverarrived Your drawings are brilliant 👌 3w
tournevis @youneverarrived 😘😘😘 3w
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Got very much behind in doing #inktober2019. Will have to do a few a day to get back on track. Here is a glimpse.

13. Lotus, sacred flower;
17. Eternal, which has no end (concept from my 9yo son);
19. Anhedonia, inability to feel pleasure or joy.

OnlyYoo These are beautiful! 1mo
tournevis @OnlyYoo Thank you! 1mo
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Happiness Is a Warm Puppy | Charles M. Schulz
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Home. What did I miss?

La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Québec City bound. I'm teaching a class at Université Laval tomorrow. (This time, I'm travelling 1st class 😉)

LA_Mead Ooh that‘s exciting! 1mo
tournevis @LA_Mead It's a good class. I've given it before. Let's just hope that this time, there won't be a medical ermergency like last time 1mo
rabbitprincess Bon voyage! Hope you have a good time in Québec and that your train trip is uneventful! 1mo
tournevis @rabbitprincess It went well! Class tomorrow! 1mo
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A History of the Vote in Canada | Elections Canada, Canada. Public Works and Government Services Canada
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Done did.

twohectobooks I went last night! 1mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Missed a few days of #Inktober2019, so I'm only posting #day12 #ObscureWords

Nephetibata : One who has one's head in the clouds.

Come-read-with-me @tournevis This is a lovely illustration for the definition. You really do own this! 1mo
tournevis @Come-read-with-me I shamelessly copied Magritte, but thank you! 😘 1mo
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Dreams of the Sea | Elisabeth Vonarburg
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1️⃣ The Tyranaël Cycle by Élisabeth Vonarburg.
2️⃣ Star Trek : TOS
3️⃣ Nope!
4️⃣ No idea. I still don't know what I can eat at all, so...
5️⃣ Sure does!
@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

Great Medical Mysteries | Richard Gordon
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Do you know who is fed up about New Fun Medical Issues™? Me. I spent half the night in the ER under observation, again, for severe chest pain, classic presenting. My heart is fine again. The pain was severe and was propably esophageal spasms. Why? No clue. Maybe triggered by the new food allergies or by the exhaustion they caused. One more thing to add to the new list of medical investigations. I'm exhausted and enraged. Fed up. 🤬🤬🤬

ErinSueMreads I'm so sorry my friend! 1mo
tournevis @ErinSueMreads 😘😘😘 1mo
RachelO I‘m so sorry - it sounds like a complete nightmare! Wishing you a restful weekend and some resolution to it all. 🌻 1mo
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tournevis @RachelO 😘😘😘 1mo
ljuliel I know what you mean. It gets very discouraging, doesn‘t it ? Every time you go to the Dr you get more bad news on top of what you already have. It‘s frightening . I‘m never afraid to go to the hospital, just afraid to hear what they find next. Do you have any problems with panic attacks/ anxiety ? Sometimes your body reacts to too much stress in those ways. Rapid heartbeat, chest pain, and I usually have trouble breathing. No fun being ill. ☹️ (edited) 1mo
batsy Much love and strength ❤️❤️ 1mo
Meaw_catlady I‘m sorry you are going through this right now! Sending love , hugs and healing your way! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ugh, you‘ve been dealing with so much! Hope you feel better soon. 1mo
cobwebmoth I'm so sorry you're having to deal with so much. *hugs* 1mo
tournevis @Meaw_catlady @Clare-Dragonfly @cobwebmoth 😘😘😘😘 1mo
xicanti Crap. I‘m sorry you‘ve had to deal with so much of this recently. 1mo
tournevis @xicanti I've had it, as you can imagine. 😘 1mo
readordierachel I'm so sorry. Sending good thoughts your way ❤ 1mo
tournevis @readordierachel Thank you 😘 1mo
LeahBergen Gahhhh! 😩 1mo
Redwritinghood Ugh! Again?! 1mo
tournevis @Redwritinghood Again. 😩 1mo
JoScho 😔 1mo
Librarybelle 😔 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Oh dear. So familiar to me, too! Severe heartburn. Pretty green eyes you have, though 😊! Hope you‘re feeling completely better soon. 1mo
Ddzmini I‘ve had stomach problems for a few years now... the took my appendix out because it was about to burst.. I‘ve had sharp upper stomach pains and they keep saying I should get a upper GI but no one actually goes through with getting the authorization 🖐🏼🙄 so I really hope you get the help you need sending get better and happy Doctor appointments your way 🥰🥰🥰 1mo
Erofan 😔💕 1mo
Gissy I hope you fell better soon! ❤️❤️❤️I really hope you can find a treatment that make you feel better and stabilize your allergies. 1mo
tournevis @ValerieAndBooks @Ddzmini @Erofan @Gissy Right now, I have to carefully try the food down the list and see what I've because sensitive to, and make notes. I've already discovered that 😭 cinnamon is now on this list. In two month, I see the allergist and hope I'm a good canditate for desensitization. Cause I'm not living the rest of my life like this. 1mo
Gissy It will be better with changes in what you eat but as soon as they know of what you are allergic to (all of the food) it will be better. ❤️ 1mo
tournevis @Gissy I'll get shots! So many shots! And then I'll be able to eat most of what I want. 1mo
Ddzmini They didn‘t offer me that option ... but my daughter has allergies and she had the test done and shots... now she‘s just allergic to Bees, Trees, and Grass which was bad when she played soccer but now that she‘s old it‘s just 🐝 she has to watch out for. I hope you have the same luck she‘s had because they do work... 1mo
tournevis @Ddzmini I have insurance, so I'm going to insist if I'm a good candidate. I better be a good candidate. 1mo
Ddzmini Yea we have great insurance so let‘s hope you don‘t have as many allergies and that the shots help you recover quickly 🙌🏽💁🏼‍♀️ 1mo
tournevis @Ddzmini Not before next year, butI'm knocking on wood.😘 1mo
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The New York Public Library Literature Companion | Staff of The New York Public Library
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For anyone interested, NYPL is doing great things.


Starlings | Jo Walton
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I'm heart broken. I was planning to go to Scintillation Convention this weekend and hang out with my writerly friends, but my doc recommended I stay put and rest to make sure I'm fit for work in the long term. I've been looking forward to it for a year. That's disability for you, having to sacrifice life for health. I miss Jo, I miss Su, I miss Jon, and I'll miss them more.

Here is a photo of my dog Igrec. He's lovely.

Reviewsbylola I‘m sorry, that‘s super frustrating. ♥️ 1mo
Lcsmcat 😢 1mo
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cobwebmoth I'm sorry. *hugs* 1mo
JoScho I‘m so sorry 1mo
JacqMac I‘m sorry. I‘m glad you have some company though. He looks up to the task. 1mo
tournevis @Reviewsbylola @Clare-Dragonfly @Lcsmcat @cobwebmoth @JoScho Especially Jon. He's elderly and lives in California. How many times is he going to make the trip again? @JacqMac Yes, Igrec is up to the task. He's already cleaned my ears real well. 1mo
Lizpixie I completely feel you. I have missed so many events, parties & get togethers over the years, my extended family sometimes forget I even exist! The hurt, regret, guilt & frustration can be overwhelming😞 1mo
Redwritinghood Sorry to hear that. Hopefully it‘s worth it in the long run. 1mo
tournevis @Lizpixie 😘😘😘 It does hurt. 1mo
Slajaunie So sorry to hear it. Enjoy a weekend reading instead. 📖💙 1mo
tournevis @Slajaunie I'll endeavour to do so! 😘 1mo
LeahBergen Well, that sucks. 😞 1mo
batsy That's a bummer. Take care of yourself. Igrec is a charmer 🥰 1mo
tournevis @LeahBergen @batsy I got worse! I'll post about it when I'm fully awake. 1mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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#inktober2019 #obscutober #ObscureWords

Spiral: A curve which emanates from a point, moving farther away as it revolves around the point.

Clare-Dragonfly Spiral is an obscure word? 1mo
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly I guess? It's on Nikolas Tower's list. 🤷 1mo
Come-read-with-me @tournevis Beautiful drawing! 1mo
tournevis @Come-read-with-me Too kind! 😘 1mo
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Allergy results. I have what is called Oral Allergy Syndrome, in my case related to an allergy to birch made worse by the wasp sting. My reaction to the wasp seems to have been a systemic toxin reaction and not a venim allergy, which is good, but needs to be confirmed by blood tests. In the mean time, I need to cook more the foods that cause reactions and the strawberries in the fruit bar were probably not cooked enough. Information is power.

GypsyKat Allergies suck! Good luck to you! 1mo
batsy Glad to hear you're getting the information you need. 1mo
tournevis @GypsyKat @batsy Allergies suck, but these won't kill me, which is what is important. 1mo
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GypsyKat @tournevis Definitely. My husband has a fatal allergy to raw apples. He has to be really careful this time of year. 1mo
tournevis @GypsyKat Wow. That's hard. 1mo
Itchyfeetreader Information is power good luck getting to the bottom of it 1mo
tournevis @Itchyfeetreader We are getting there. 1mo
GypsyKat @tournevis It is. He developed it suddenly a few years ago. He‘s always loved apples so he really misses them. We keep an epipen on hand just in case. He can eat cooked apples or pasteurized cider, but anything raw or unpasteurized could kill him. It makes me nervous. 1mo
tournevis @GypsyKat Is he sensitive to birch in the spring? Because the allergist told me it's the same protein. 1mo
GypsyKat @tournevis Oh yes. He‘s got a class four allergy to birch and a few other trees as well. 1mo
tournevis @GypsyKat Well, there you go. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks I have allergies to nearly every tree there is (found out after moving to a heavily wooded property lol) and so my allergist told me to watch out for similar-protein fruits and veggies. He said for me, microwaving anything raw for 30 seconds would be adequate. Others might need to be more cautious, though. 1mo
tournevis @ValerieAndBooks In my case, I already know that chard, kale, spinach and tea are no-gos, no matter how cooked. I just can't ever have any. Same with most berries. Does not look good now, new things have popped up. Strawberries have been a huge no since I've been about ten. What's funny is that I was told I was not allergic to them. The surprise is lobster. I had never reacted to it EVER until today's test. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Yikes. At least you know what to avoid now! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m glad you have more of an explanation! I hope it‘s not too much of a change to your lifestyle to cook your fruits. I‘d be heartbroken to have to give up fresh fruit. 1mo
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly I'll adapt. In the end, it's not a major thing, like a leg or an eye. It's just cooking. The lobster thing will certainly be the hardest to give up. 1mo
Lcsmcat It‘s hard to make these kinds of changes! But I‘m glad you‘re getting some answers. 1mo
tournevis @Lcsmcat I can be, but most of the foods I can't eat were already out of my diet. I'll adapt. I'd rather have Nutella in my life, but I don't need Nutella, for example. 1mo
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Great Medical Mysteries | Richard Gordon
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Fun time allergy time.

MrBook Nooooo!!! 😳😱😱😱🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈 1mo
tournevis @MrBook Actually, those were good reactions to have. Most of these tests are negative! 1mo
JacqMac That looks pretty promising. 1mo
tournevis @JacqMac It is. Information is power. 1mo
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Great Medical Mysteries | Richard Gordon
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Allergist appointement! See you on the other side.

julesG Fingers crossed! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Good luck!! 1mo
Suet624 Good luck! 1mo
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Linsy You got this! 1mo
tournevis @Linsy What I got, turns out, is Oral Allergy Syndrome. But that's good news, so not complaning one bit. 1mo
Suet624 Wow! 1mo
tournevis @Suet624 Answers were had! 1mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Glipse of what I did today for #inktober. I got behind and had to do three, but my hands are shaking enough that I had to keep things simpler than I like. I'm happy with the ideas. #ObscureWords
Tacenda : things left unsaid
Kalopsia : thinking one is better looking than in reality
Paroxysm : sudden or violent emotion or reaction

Purrsistently Love!!! 1mo
Crazeedi These are marvelous 1mo
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Meaw_catlady Amazing as usual!! 🖤 1mo
tournevis @Meaw_catlady Much too kind! 😘 1mo
Come-read-with-me @tournevis Simply stunning! 1mo
tournevis @Come-read-with-me Much to kind! 😘 1mo
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La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Off to work today, despite having had an allergic reaction to prosciutto last night. Had to take an antihistamine which means my meeting with the allergist tomorrow is compromised, which means my travel this weekend is compromised too. Hate my life!

jpmcwisemorgan Boo! I hope it works out but most importantly, I hope you‘re ok. (edited) 1mo
tournevis @jpmcwisemorgan 😘😘😘 I'm ok. Not quite well, and rather down, but I'm ok. 1mo
twohectobooks So sorry you‘re dealing with this :( 1mo
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Come-read-with-me @tournevis Feel better. 💗 1mo
tournevis @twohectobooks @Come-read-with-me 😘😘😘😘 1mo
Crazeedi Feel better soon, sending a litsy hug!❤ 1mo
tournevis @Crazeedi They are the best hugs. 😘 1mo
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Ok, now I'm angry. They *fridged* the *girlfriend*!!!! In 2019. I thought they were going to handle her murder better, but no. It's plain old fridging. Shouldn't Henson Co know better? I expected better. I'm still going to watch, but it's one big strike right there.

IndyHannaJones I had not thought if th 1mo
IndyHannaJones Of this that way* 1mo
tournevis @IndyHannaJones I did not realize it until he was spurned into action because of her death and they it clicked. It's classic fridging. Not happy about it. 1mo
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IndyHannaJones @tournevis uggggghhhhhhhhhhhh she got fridged. Speaking of which, have you read the Refrigerator Monologues? 1mo
tournevis @LibrarianRyan That's not really a spoiler, I have to say. That part is all over the internet. I did not want to believe it, but it was there for me to see. 1mo
tournevis @IndyHannaJones In passing and in sections. What bits I read of it were very good. 1mo
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly I know! 1mo
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Finally getting around to watching it. Dark Crystal : The Age of Resistance.

Ddzmini The library 🙌🏽📚📚📚💁🏼‍♀️👍🏼 1mo
tournevis @Ddzmini I see the little munching creature and I cringe! 1mo
Ddzmini Yes but I really think the library is great @tournevis 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
tournevis @Ddzmini I know! 1mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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And now for something different.

#day5 of #inktober2019 ObscureWords

Nautilus : Mollusk, genus of cephalopods in the family Nautilidae, with four extant species.

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First overnight freeze of the season and despite the heay being on, somebody is cold. I'll be a church widow all day, so I don't know how much reading I'll get done. It's rather far down the list.