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Joined November 2016

I'm not wise, but I read a lot of novels-Elena Ferrante
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Sleeping Beauties, Vol. 1 | Stephen King, Rio Youers, Owen King
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The novel that this graphic novel is based on is one of my favorites of the year. In fact in my current King rankings it stands at # 7. I loved the imaginative & unique story. The pacing of the book was flawless,it was epic in scope but perfectly executed & Stephen & Owen King did a phenomenal job of balancing a memorable cast of characters. In my review after finishing it I said that it delivers in several ways that The Stand simply doesn't.👇

vivastory Four months later I still stand behind this statement. The graphic novel makes the mammoth mistake of attempting to adapt a 700+ page novel into 2 slim volumes. What a disaster! This is like the Cliff Notes to the Reader's Digest version of the novel. It would have been a better idea for them to have created an entirely new story that happened the same day as the Aurora sickness, rather than mercilessly edit the book down. (edited) 1d
vivastory I will not waste my time with vol. 2. Just substitute “The Graphic Novel“ for “The Movie“ & the meme could have basically been my review 😂 (edited) 1d
Nute Brilliant review! This is always the problem with any type of adaptation of his work. Forget about trying to condense it. Better to leave it alone or run a series or like you said, do a tag along story. 1d
TrishB I‘m not a graphic novel fan but occasionally buy for hubby so I definitely won‘t get this one! 1d
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I was motivated to join #cloakanddaggerchristmas after seeing @merelybookish post. Initially I was aiming for only 4 prompts, but when I saw that 1 prompt is the easily completed one of watching a mystery show I added that. Then I was tempted by the fact that completion of six prompts earns me Police Inspector Level, Here are the 6 prompts including multiple choices for the same prompt so I can pick & choose:👇

vivastory 💀Agatha Raisin: (Clarke's Girl 11; Rinehart's Miss Pinkerton)
🔪Tommy & Tuppence (Osman's Thursday Murder Club; Horowitz's Word is Murder)
🕵Kinsey Milhone (B is for Burglar; Joe Ide's Hi Five)
📺Columbo:(Mare of Easttown; Sherlock feat Cumberbatch earlier seasons)
🌍Detective Galileo: (PD James' Mistletoe Murders; Jane Harper's Survivors; Mukherjee's Rising Man)
🔍Flavia de Luce: (Raman's Will to Kill Barron's Blood Standard)
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vivastory I might use some of the unused books from a certain prompt for a different prompt if the mood strikes me (ie Mukherjee's Rising Man could also be used for the Flavia prompt & Thursday Murder Club could be used for Agatha Raisin. I have a lot of good options here.) Here is a link for more info for anyone that's interested:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CWTbYSFrp2B/?utm_medium=copy_link
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RaeLovesToRead Oh wow! If only there were more days in the week... I would love to do this challenge 😶 2d
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vivastory @RaeLovesToRead You definitely should! You can use the same book for multiple prompts & it runs for the entire month of Dec. There is a level for meeting 3 prompts 2d
RaeLovesToRead Very tempted. Mystery fiction is my favourite 🕵‍♀️🧐 2d
Hooked_on_books I love how you gradually talked yourself into more prompts. That‘s absolutely something I would do. 😂 2d
vivastory @Hooked_on_books It would have bugged me if I was only prompt away from reaching another level 😂 2d
Laughterhp This looks like a fun challenge. 2d
vivastory @Laughterhp You should join in. You can't go wrong with mystery & the holidays! 🕵 2d
merelybookish 👏👏 Yay! Finding options for the different prompts is not hard! I also have a few that could work in a few different categories. I'm excited! I picked up a few holds at the library today. 1d
vivastory @merelybookish I will be making a library run tomorrow 📚📚 1d
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The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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I have heard nothing but praise for Von Arnim's novel. I look forward to finally reading it. Hopefully sooner than later. #Enchanted #GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Soubhiville Ooo, I love this cover! 2d
vivastory @Soubhiville It really is lovely. NYRB wins again! 2d
Kdgordon88 It‘s the April #SundayBuddyRead with @TheBookHippie if you‘re interested in reading along with a group. 1d
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vivastory @Kdgordon88 I will definitely keep that in mind. Thanks! 1d
LeahBergen It‘s so good! I hope you enjoy it. 😊 1d
vivastory @LeahBergen Thanks! I'm trying to remember if anyone in NYRB has nominated it 🤔 1d
Eggs Beautiful cover🌲🧡🌲 1d
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Untitled | Unknown
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Have a great day 🍷🥧📚
If you celebrate, or not, I hope it's a special day.
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Leftcoastzen My kind of pie! 2d
LeahBergen And to you, too! ❤️ 2d
Megabooks Happy thanksgiving to you! 🦃 2d
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kplovesbooks Best pie ever!! 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Hope you had some pies! 1d
vivastory @erzascarletbookgasm I did! A piece of delicious pecan pie. Did you have any? 1d
erzascarletbookgasm No! We don‘t celebrate anyway. It was a good Thursday 👍 1d
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Night | Elie Wiesel
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“Everybody around us was weeping. Someone began to recite Kaddish, prayer for the dead. I don't know whether, during the history of the Jewish people, men have ever before recited Kaddish for themselves.“
Over the past couple of years I have read a few memorable books about WW2 (Kean's Bastard Brigade & Ohler's Blitzed spring to mind) & I have a vivid memory of reading the Diary of Anne Frank in high school. Yet, thanks to a recent post by @nute👇

vivastory I was reminded of a gap in my reading: Wiesel's “Night.“ Wiesel begins by telling of his adolescent experience in Hungary & how he & his family were first sent to a ghetto & subsequently to Auschwitz. Night is a modern day Book of Job. What Wiesel describes when his father & him first reach Birkenau ranks among the most chilling & harrowing pages that I have ever read. In fact the book features several such passages. I am not one for saying that 2d
vivastory such & such book should be read by everyone, but I do have exceptions. Wiesel's is one such exception. It should be read by everyone. Reader & non-reader alike. It still has much to say about the exploitation of power, man's capacity for evil towards his fellow man & it stands as a remarkable testimony of the Holocaust. #NonfictionNovember 2d
sarahbarnes I agree. I didn‘t read it until I was an adult either. 2d
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vivastory @sarahbarnes When I was in high school we read & watched a lot of WW2 related materials. It was when Schindler's list was released & I think that the Holocaust museum had just opened. I do think that Night should be taught in schools, but maybe not until junior or senior level. It's chilling. I just remembered that there's an exhibit about Auschwitz at Union Station currently. I'm going to try to visit before it leaves. 2d
tealwish My 10th grader just had to read it in English class. We had a good talk after he finished it, and I am glad it was required reading for him. 2d
vivastory @tealwish I'm glad to hear that he read it. I imagine it will stick with him for a long time! 2d
Nute “A modern day Book Of Job.” Brilliant. The existence of evil in the world to what purpose? So that the good and pure nature of divinity can be vindicated? You given me much to deliberate. 1d
Goleemn A book I love to teach. An eye-opener for students and it hits home because they are about the same age. Books still have power! 13h
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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This book, in fact this author, has been on my TBR for eons. This is one of the first covers to come to mind when I think of #chilly #GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

melissajayne I quite liked it 2d
bookaholic1 Such a good book 2d
Prairiegirl_reading I love that book. 2d
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Eggs This has been on my TBR 4-ever!! 2d
quietjenn I was just eyeing this one the other day! I really loved the author's other book, so not sure why I haven't read this yet. 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s on mine too!! 2d
StaceGhost I just finished it and it was incredible! One of my favorite reads of the year 2d
tpixie This is a lovely Russian fairy tale retelling. 2d
RaeLovesToRead I have this too. I've heard it's pretty special! Might shuffle it right up the TBR 😊 2d
Amandajoy I just started reading this! I convinced my book club to make this our December pick because I wanted to read it! 2d
vivastory @melissajayne @bookaholic1 @Prairiegirl_reading @staceghost @tpixie
All of your praise for the book has definitely convinced me to put it on my TBR pile for sometime over the next couple of months. Looking forward to it!
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vivastory @quietjenn I have that one too. If I remember correctly her other one has a unique format. Epistolary? 2d
vivastory @Eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @raelovestoread All of the praise in this thread is motivating me to read it soon. I think it'll be a great seasonal read! 2d
vivastory @Amandajoy Nice! I will keep an eye out for your review. 2d
quietjenn @vivastory yes! Journal entries, letters, lots of printed ephemera. I found it entirely engrossing. 2d
vivastory @quietjenn That's 💯 my wheelhouse. Thanks 👍 2d
bookaholic1 @vivastory 👍👍👍 2d
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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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1) Today I'd have to say: King, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson.
2) Morag Gunn from The Diviners, Veruca Salt, Uriah Heep (Dickens had the best character names), Ignatius Reilly, Macon Dead AKA Milkman (so many great names in Song of Solomon)
3) Loads were added this morning upon finding out that the annual Book Concierge has been released:
https://apps.npr.org/best-books/#view=covers&year=2021

#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Eggs #2 - great names❣️❣️ 2d
LeahBergen Morag Gunn! 😊 2d
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Golden State | Ben Winters
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Golden State features an odd couple team sent to investigate what starts as a routine accidental death & soon becomes much more. As the Washington Post review noted of Laszlo's detecting skills, “The novel‘s narrator Laszlo Ratesic, is a member of the state‘s Speculative Service, the law-enforcement body charged with ferreting out lies and liars and with sorting “accidental infelicities” from “purposeful misrepresentations.” Like other members👇

vivastory of the service, Laszlo has a sixth sense for mendacity. It produces a physical reaction in him, like an allergy.“ For some reason I recall Laszlo having a fondness for pie, I don't recall if this included #pumpkin pie. This is the 6th Winters book that I have read & although not my favorite of his it was well worth reading. #GratefulHarvest @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs (edited) 4d
Suet624 I read this for the TOB. I remember really liking it until the end. It kind of went off the rails. 4d
BkClubCare Yes!! #PieinLit. My notes mention Blueberry Pie at the House of Pie 😄 4d
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vivastory @Suet624 I agree about the end 4d
vivastory @BkClubCare Thanks for the reminder! I knew there was something distinct about the scene where he eats pie, just couldn't remember what 4d
BarbaraBB I really really likes this one. 4d
Megabooks I almost ordered this from BOTM half a dozen times. Perhaps I should have. 🤔 3d
vivastory @Megabooks I would start with his Last Policeman trilogy first, if you haven't read them. 3d
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Harvest HOme | Thomas Tryon
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Tryon's The Other is hands down one of my favorite evil child stories of all time 🍷 I have also heard good things about #Harvest Home. Maybe one day I'll get around to it! #GratefulHarvest @eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

LeahBergen I really want to read this one, too! 4d
vivastory @LeahBergen Twisted minds think alike 😅 4d
KathyWheeler I read this way back when and loved it. 4d
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Cathythoughts Great cover (edited) 4d
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve already stacked this! I really liked The Other. 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤☠️🤍 4d
vivastory @KathyWheeler I'll have to read it soon! 4d
vivastory @Cathythoughts Isn't it? Gives me Bradbury vibes 4d
vivastory @erzascarletbookgasm I read The Other twice & liked it even more the second time around 4d
Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 4d
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Very sad news about Robert Bly. I was fortunate enough to attend a few readings while living in Minneapolis. Two in particular stand out: shortly after Tomas Transtromer won the Nobel there was a reading of his work at a large church downtown in the middle of winter. Transtromer wasn't able to be present, but Bly a prominent translator & close friend of Transtromer's, was there. It ended up being standing room. He read & reminisced for 2 hours.👇

vivastory The other memorable event was at the same church, but thankfully during the summer. Poet Jane Hirshfield was there. I was unaware that Bly would be present. Hirshfield had published a book of translations of the works of Mirabai with Bly. They took turns reading from the book. Each adding commentary about the process. The pictured book, co-edited by Bly, is easily one of my favorite poetry anthologies. The scope & quality is hard to beat. 5d
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1) The tagged book. It's the first book that I've read by James. I just read the first two stories & am really liking it so far.
2) Side dishes, especially stuffing & green bean casserole!
3) Tana French's The Likeness & Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca.
#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

Ruthiella I love green bean casserole and only eat it during the holidays .😋 5d
LeahBergen I went to hear PD James read once and she was already pretty old by then but …wow, she was fascinating!! 5d
Bklover Side dishes. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5d
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vivastory @Ruthiella I can't wait to have some later this week! 5d
vivastory @LeahBergen That must have been incredible! I imagine you have seen a lot of incredible authors. Do you have any favorites? 5d
vivastory @Bklover They're the best 💙 5d
LeahBergen Of the authors I‘ve seen? Hmm… I once went to a David Sedaris reading here during Stanley Cup season when our hockey team was doing really well. It was spontaneously planned, held in the corner of a local bookshop, and about 12 people showed up. He thanked us for coming out to see him on such an important night. 🤣🤣 5d
LeahBergen I‘ve seen Margaret Atwood numerous times since the ‘90s and she‘s always brilliant. It‘s not always the big names, though; I saw Sarah Waters on one of her first book tours (for Fingersmith) and have loved her ever since. 😊 5d
vivastory @LeahBergen Sedaris has been here numerous times & I always mean to go but haven't. All of the stories that I've heard about him I know it'd be a blast. I would love to see Atwood. Sarah Waters would likewise be incredible. I miss live readings so much. 5d
LeahBergen So do I! 😩 5d
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Imagine Wanting Only This | Kristen Radtke
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I have read enough graphic memoirs by now to know what I am looking for & Radtke's checks all of the boxes & more! Kristen's beloved uncle Dan dies while she's in college at the same time that she has become progressively more interested in ruins & urban exploration. What initially appeared to be a straightforward grief memoir morphs into a reflection on the power of art during times of loss & ends with some of the most powerful final pages👇

vivastory that I have come across in a graphic memoir this year. Having lost 2 family members in '21 I was profoundly moved by Radtke's work & I also appreciated that it didn't become saccharine either. The artwork is crisp & frequently breathtaking & the ideas behind the book will resonate with me for a long time. One of the best books I've read this year. #NonFictionNovember I will definitely be adding Radtke's Seek You to my #NYWD January TBR @megabooks 6d
vivastory I lucked out because I had forgotten it is on hold for me at the library & my hold arrived today! 6d
Megabooks She has a thoughtful precision to her words and art, and I really appreciate that in a graphic memoirist. In Seek You, she was able to draw in and out from larger and smaller ideas seamlessly. I‘m going to look for this one! Thanks for the tag. I hope you enjoy Seek You. 6d
vivastory @Megabooks I completely agree. She really is a master at conveying so much with so little. There's one moment in the book that was so well-executed that it was almost literally breathtaking. Imagine Wanting etc is so difficult to classify but all of her ideas worked perfectly. I'm really looking forward to Seek You 6d
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Imagine Wanting Only This | Kristen Radtke
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This book!

vivastory @Megabooks I'm writing my review now. I'm going to tag you 6d
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Michel Faber fans, & appreciaters of creative baking, check out these iced biscuits from Jen Campbells IG! For non Litsy social media Jen's is one of my favorite follows around the holidays.

Nute Way cool! 6d
LeahBergen Ooo! 😍 6d
Eyelit Awesomeness! 6d
batsy I love her! 5d
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Free Day | Ins Cagnati
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I could have used a few books for today's prompt, but I immediately thought of the tagged book read for #NYRBBookClub For some reason the passage about the multicolored #scarf that our narrator's friend bought her always stuck with me. It was a splash of color in an otherwise relentlessly bleak book. This book has continued to stay with me since reading it, one of the surprises of the year. #GratefulHarvest @eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Leftcoastzen Nice pick ! I think of it too , haunted by it. 6d
Eggs Beautiful 🧣🙌🏻 6d
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Falling | T J Newman
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To be clear this is a very soft pick for me. I just spent a solid 10 minutes ranting to my brother about something that our MC, Bill, does in the book. This is a bit of a throwback to the 90s blockbusters like Speed & Air Force One. An entertaining popcorn thriller with some issues that I simply cannot ignore, as much as I try.

Addison_Reads I felt the same about this one. 6d
vivastory @Addison_Reads After I posted this review I looked at a few on Goodreads. Roxane Gay's made me chuckle, “Then there are the tics. For example, whenever a character is surprised, their jaw drops. There were so many dropping jaws throughout the novel. A pandemic of dropped jaws. Bill's jaw dropped at least four times. “ 6d
Reggie Lol love the collage. I forget which book it was but I was wondering how many times the characters needed to push their hair back and whether it needed to be written that many times. 6d
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vivastory @Reggie Little tics like that really drive me crazy sometimes. How in the world does it get past an editor... 6d
Megabooks I could not get past the unbelievability of this book. Popcorn thriller is right! 6d
vivastory @Megabooks The fact that Bill throws the gas canister into the cabin of the plane but manages to keep his job. Really?!! 🙄 6d
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Falling | T J Newman
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I have about 80 pages left in the tagged. Winslow calls it "Jaws at 35,000 feet." I honestly keep thinking of the show 24.

kplovesbooks 😂 But, best show ever, IMHO. 6d
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LeahBergen 😆😆 7d
Leftcoastzen Yes, indeed! 7d
merelybookish 😂🤣 7d
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Ruthiella 😆😆😆 7d
Eggs 💛📚🤣 7d
Cupcake12 So true! 🤣 7d
Cathythoughts 😂 love it 6d
batsy Ha! Perfect 😆 6d
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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When I found out that the GR awards were posted a few days ago I was at dinner with a friend. I lamented the fact that I would be unable to vote in several categories as the majority of the new books that I read are still backlist from at least a couple of years ago. Talk about serious FOMO! Luckily, @monalyisha gave me a stellar match featuring numerous 2021 books on my TBR! This will be my third year of #NewYearWhoDis & am happy to be matched👇

vivastory with my longtime Litsy pal @megabooks The only books that I have read on her list (loved both of them) are # 5 & 7. I already had # 11 on my Dec TBR & tentatively # 16 as well. The four pictured in my collage are the selections that I will read for sure in January. (edited) 7d
AmyG Matrix is great! 7d
vivastory @AmyG I'm planning on making it my first book of 2022. It seems like a good one to kick off the year with 7d
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monalyisha I would read all of these (and have, in fact, read Cultish). I hope you enjoy! 🌟 7d
vivastory @monalyisha I had already planned on buying both the Bourdain bio & Matrix at my local indie with holiday gift cards, so it works out! 7d
Nute Seems like a perfect match for both of you!🙂 7d
vivastory @Nute Agreed! I always look forward to end of the year/beginning of the year reading & this makes it even more special 7d
Leftcoastzen I loved the Bourdain ! 7d
squirrelbrain Such a great list! I‘ve read 8 (!) of them, and loved them all… 7d
Cinfhen Great list from @Megabooks Happy Reading 🥰 7d
vivastory @Leftcoastzen I've heard great things. It seems like oral biographies have really taken off the past couple of years 7d
vivastory @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen I'm looking forward to it. Meg has great taste 📚📚 7d
Cinfhen A bunch of Meg‘s books made my list too 😉 7d
Megabooks What‘s so wonderful about @monalyisha ‘s match is that I was hoping to get someone with a lot of backlist titles! 😃 Matrix may have surpassed Station 11 as my all-time fav. Great book to kick off the year! Bourdain was amazing. Really interested to see if you love it as much. There are two documentaries on my TBW list that go well with Cultish - the LuLaRoe one on Amazon and the Weigh Down one on HBO. Cultish really changed my thinking ⬇️ 7d
Megabooks ⬆️ about MLMs for sure. Just fascinating. Nightbitch is one that I think about every day. It brings up so many questions about art and life and motherhood in a very creative way. So glad you picked those. Enjoy! 7d
Megabooks Hopefully I didn‘t over-explain things!! 😬😂 I have a tendency to do that. 7d
vivastory @Megabooks I have high hopes for all 4 & I don't imagine I'll be disappointed. I will definitely check out the documentaries after finishing Cultish. Another one that would supplement it well is Generation Hustle on HBO Max. Speaking of documentaries there are a couple I plan on watching after reading Empire of Pain. If my BP can handle it. Looking forward to diving into these! 7d
BarbaraBB Fab list please read 1 and 9 too, you‘ll love both 💜 7d
Megabooks @vivastory I loved Generation Hustle! As far as the opiates, Crime of Century on HBO was great. Keefe is also on it. It is also about Subsys, and I‘m dying to read this Jan 2022 release about that debacle. 7d
vivastory @BarbaraBB Both of them are on my TBR. Honestly there's not a single book on the list I'm not interested in. 7d
Cathythoughts I‘m in the middle of Matrix .. ❤️💫 6d
squirrelbrain We‘ve just watched the LuLaRoe doc (I‘ve read Cultish too) and thought it was fascinating…. @Megabooks I‘ll look out for the opiate docs too, @vivastory but unfortunately we don‘t get HBO over here. (edited) 6d
Chelsea.Poole @Megabooks I‘m loving your list! 👯‍♀️ We have several similar titles and one I regret NOT putting on mine popped up on yours. You make me more and more curious about 6d
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole so hard to narrow it down. I think you‘d enjoy Nightbitch. 👍🏻 6d
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A recent additions to my nonfiction TBR is Riedel's book of how a series of successful 90s shows saved & reinvented Broadway. One of the shows mentioned-Rent is one of my favorite musicals of all time & I've had the privilege to see it live. One of the iconic songs from the production is Light My Candle.
#candlelight #GratefulHarvest
https://open.spotify.com/album/1HsvK3RNYq8I61Orf6OQ8D?highlight=spotify:track:6J...

Megabooks Rent was the soundtrack to my freshman year of college. Great that you saw it live. 1w
vivastory @Megabooks I think I have probably listened to it more than any other musical with the possible exception of Hamilton. There is an excellent Broadway production of it available for purchase for very cheap on amazon prime. 1w
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Megabooks Thank for the heads up! I‘ll check it out. 1w
Chrissyreadit I love Rent! And was incredibly lucky to see it with original bway cast! 1w
Eggs Well done 🕯 !!! 1w
mom2bugnbee My daughter just watched Tick Tick Boom & LOVED it. Of course, she loves Jonathan Larson and Andrew Garfield. ☺ 1w
vivastory @mom2bugnbee For some reason that one escaped me. I just googled it & it's at the very top of my watch list. Thanks!! 1w
vivastory @Chrissyreadit That would have been incredible! There's only one Broadway production that I saw the original cast in. When I saw the Producers it was right after Broderick left 1w
Chrissyreadit @vivastory I‘m sure it was still amazing. I saw so many shows when student tickets were available. I don‘t think Broadway does that anymore. 1w
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One of my favorite lines from Tyrion Lannister, one of my favorite characters in Martin's series. A motto to aspire to, yet this week I couldn't wait to #snuggle up in my bed & pass out. Work has been really been draining lately, leaving little energy for reading. Definitely looking forward to this weekend AND the holiday weekend to get some quality reading in. 📚📚📚
#GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

sarahbarnes I hate it when I feel like that. I hope you get some time to recharge this weekend and next week! 1w
vivastory @sarahbarnes Thanks! I hope you have a great weekend too 📚🍻 1w
RaeLovesToRead Sorry work has been stressful for you. Hope you have a lovely weekend and get plenty reading done 😊 1w
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vivastory @RaeLovesToRead Thanks! I appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well 1w
Eggs I feel that way about work too—sometimes just too peopley. Long days. Then it‘s jammies and a 📚 1w
TheLibrarian I feel you on the work front. Hopefully things start getting better for you soon and enjoy your weekend! 1w
vivastory @Eggs Too peopley is a good description 👍 I just need to recharge 1w
vivastory @TheLibrarian Thanks! I hope it's temporary setback from recent reassignment of job duties. Hopefully your work situation improves. Have a good weekend 📚🍻 1w
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I just stumbled across this graphic memoir while browsing at the library. The bright #yellow cover isn't the only thing about it that caught my attention. In addition to being intrigued by blurbs from Malcolm Gladwell & Nicole Krauss, I was also interested in the imaginative take on the subjects. #GratefulHarvest @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Looks good 💛💛 1w
Cortg I just read an article today that Marjane Satrapi (author of Persepolis)is working on a film of this book. I‘ll have to read this one! https://bookriot.com/what-happened-to-some-well-known-authors/ 1w
vivastory @Cortg I had no idea! Now I'm even more excited to read it! 1w
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LeahBergen Oh, cool! 1w
Cortg @vivastory I just put a library hold on it! 1w
Bookzombie @Cortg If you have Amazon Prime, the movie is available on there. I haven‘t got to it yet. I also stacked this book. 🙂 1w
BookBosomed1 I received this as a gift last year. It‘s a beautiful book. 1w
Vansa This is an absolutely stunning book, it's both a work of art and beautifully written. My husband and I exchanged books, along with rings,at our engagement ( because we met at a literature pub quiz), and this was the book he gave me, so it has additional emotional resonance for me😀The movie...isn't too good, really. 1w
Cortg @Bookzombie Thanks! I rarely watch TV/movies so I had no idea. I do have Amazon Prime, I‘ll check it out after I read the book ❤️ 1w
vivastory @Vansa That's a wonderful story about how you & your husband met! I'll manage my expectations with the movie, but am definitely looking forward to it as I love Satrapi 1w
vivastory @Bookzombie Thanks for the heads up! 1w
vivastory @BookBosomed1 I love all of the comments on this thread about receiving this as a 🎁📚 1w
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Memed, My Hawk | Ya?ar Kemal, Edouard Roditi
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Three novels on my TBR by authors from #Turkey that I look forward to reading. Will I read them soon? Who knows! #GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Brilliant 🦃 1w
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From Rivka Galchen's intro. I never heard of the penguins in the Nelson-Atkins, despite it being my local museum:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6buz-qJsNQ

I have to say that I side with their pref for Caravaggio, over Monet

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The Chestnut Man: A Novel | Soren Sveistrup
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It defies explanation: a dead body in the trunk of a car submerged in a lake, a freshly built snowman standing watch over a corpse, or a chestnut man if snow is in short supply. Regardless, it's bleak in more ways than one & the least that a Scandinavian detective can do is throw on a #sweater before heading to their next crime scene! Below is a link to a humorous brief video Every Single Scandinavian Crime Drama & a link to 6 Nordic Noir

vivastory Series from Crime By the Book (one of my fave IG thriller accounts):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OOpZitfd0

http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2019/10/25/6-nordic-noir-series-to-read-this-fall

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p.s.-If you haven't watched The Killing, you really should!
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BarbaraBB The Killing is so good! Sarah Lund! How is Chestnut Man? Have you watched it? I enjoyed the book a lot. 2w
vivastory @BarbaraBB I also really liked the book. I started to watch it & couldn't get into it. I turned it off halfway through the first episode. 2w
BarbaraBB Okay, so no need to hurry for me! 2w
Eggs Well done 🧶 🔪 🖤 2w
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The Diviners | Margaret Laurence
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If you happened to be my neighbor, once a year you would hear approximately 10 minutes of Queen music (We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions) & the sound of a few books knocked from their shelves as I dance with abandon around my apartment with a glass of wine. The occasion? Meeting my yearly GR reading challenge, of course. I would then proceed to be quiet as a...well, bookworm for another year.

kplovesbooks 200! 🤯🤯 That's amazing! 2w
Soubhiville Yay, congratulations! 2w
vivastory @kplovesbooks Thanks! I'm honestly surprised I made it bc it was a very difficult yr for me 2w
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vivastory @Soubhiville Thanks! I'll be curious to see what next year brings. I hope you have had a great reading year (edited) 2w
kplovesbooks @vivastory I'm sorry to hear that!! 💔 Meeting this goal is truly impressive though! I'm only at 27... trying hard to hit 30! 🤦 2w
vivastory @kplovesbooks 30 is a good number! Even if you don't reach it 27 is still a good number. I'm sure you read some great books this yr 2w
kplovesbooks @vivastory I did in fact! I'll consider the quality and forget about the low quantity then. 😂 2w
Twainy Congratulations 🎉 2w
BiblioLitten Congratulations! 👏🏼👏🏼 2w
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 🥳 2w
Trashcanman Wooot!!!🎉🎉🎉 2w
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳 What an awesome way to celebrate. 🎶🕺🏻 And now I feel the need to up my celebration game. 😉 2w
Ruthiella Congratulations! 📚🥳 2w
Jas16 🙌🏽 2w
kspenmoll Congrats!!! Perfect way to celebrate!!! 2w
JessClark78 Congratulations! 2w
MaureenMc Woot! 👏👏 2w
Megabooks Fantastic! 2w
TrishB Great stuff 👍🏻 2w
batsy Amazing!! 2w
merelybookish Love it! 🎸🕺🎉🎉 2w
rmaclean4 Fantastic!! Congrats 👏👏👏 2w
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 I like how you celebrate! Congratulations! 2w
britt_brooke 😂 I love it! Congratulations on meeting your goal! One more book and I‘m at 200 with ya! (edited) 2w
Flaneurette Holy crap dude! I‘ll be lucky to break 60 this year. Way to go! 2w
RaeLovesToRead Congratulations!!! 👏👏👏 200 books is just incredible.. I was feeling fairly smug approaching my goal of 70! Do you have a link so I can add you on GR? 2w
vivastory @Twainy @BiblioLitten @Bookzombie @Trashcanman @Ruthiella @Jas16 @kspenmoll @JessClark78 @MaureenMc @Megabooks @TrishB @batsy @merelybookish @rmaclean4 @LeahBergen @Flaneurette Thanks for the kind words 📚 It's oddly satisfying to reflect on the past year of reading. I hope that your year in books has been great, too! There's still a month & a half left to get a few more favorites in. 📚👏🎉 2w
vivastory @wanderinglynn I highly recommend a challenge completion ritual. It's pretty satisfying 🍷📚 2w
vivastory @britt_brooke Congratulations! I have thought of raising my goal, but 200 seems to be what has worked well for me for the past couple of years. It'll be interesting to see what numbers we end the year with. 2w
Twainy MWA HAHAHA 46 days!! We shall see!! 2w
Reggie Wow, Congrats, Scott! 2w
britt_brooke @vivastory I always set mine to an easily attainable number, so 150 this year. But I‘m going over 200 for 2 straight years, so maybe I‘ll raise it in 2022. 😄 2w
RaeLovesToRead I see you are also doing 1001 books to read before you die 🧐 You are doing a lot better than me! I need to make a shelf too! (Although, in fairness, I have a couple of different thousand book lists / books) 😅 2w
vivastory @RaeLovesToRead I have been tempted to tackle the full 1,011 but I don't think I will. I do love the books though. I have several editions & am curious about the forthcoming edition. I'll be interested to find out what is added/removed 1w
RaeLovesToRead I'm always starting challenges I probably won't finish. At least I'll get lots of new recommendations from all these books of books! I decided earlier today that I was going to try to compile my own miscellany / book about books. 1w
vivastory @RaeLovesToRead That's wonderful! I bet you would have a unique perspective on books on books 1w
RaeLovesToRead Aww thanks!! 😁😊 1w
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The Diviners | Margaret Laurence
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I was planning on finishing this tomorrow, but I simply couldn't stop reading. What a book! I'm going to have to think about this one for a bit before posting my review #Manawakans @merelybookish @LeahBergen @batsy @BarbaraBB

merelybookish Wow, you read fast!! But I look forward to reading your thoughts once I finish which may be a few days. 🙂 2w
vivastory @merelybookish I was completely absorbed & luckily had no other obligations today so I was able to read about half of it today. I look forward to discussing! The read through & discussion of these 5 books rank high among my favorite Litsy buddy reads 2w
merelybookish @vivastory Agreed! I have loved reading these novels with some of my favourite people on Litsy! ❤️ 2w
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BarbaraBB That was fast! It makes me want to pick it up again! Aarch! I‘m so restless! 2w
vivastory @BarbaraBB It took me a little bit to get into it, but once I did I thought it was great 2w
batsy Well done! I'm enjoying this reread but I'm going a bit slow this time because life. And I agree, this is one of my favourite buddy reads :) 2w
LeahBergen Ooo, you‘re speedy! I‘ll probably be done sometime this week. And yes, this has been one of my favourite buddy reading experiences here, too. ❤️❤️ 2w
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It's me 📚📚📚

squirrelbrain Yep, me too! 2w
Soubhiville 🙋 yep! 2w
BarbaraBB Thanks 😉 2w
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kezzlou85 They are now my girls point blank refuse to be photographed 2w
Bookzombie 🙋🏼‍♀️ Me too! 2w
Centique Yup! 3d
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The Diviners | Margaret Laurence
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"Nutty as crunchy peanut butter." I have found a new vocab phrase.
#Manawakans @batsy @merelybookish @BarbaraBB @LeahBergen

merelybookish Crunchy peanut butter is nuttier. 😁 2w
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The Crucible | Arthur Miller
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I read Miller's play in school & lately have thought of rereading it. If I do I will probably buy it in the wonderful Penguin #Orange edition. The only Penguin Orange that I own is Shirley Jackson's & there are a few others that I'd like to collect.
#GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

kspenmoll Lovely edition! Went to Salem MA this past which has stone slab seats commemorating each persons death. October & visited The Witches Memorial 2w
vivastory @kspenmoll I was there years ago. It was really interesting. 2w
Eggs 🧡🖤🧡 2w
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I have signed up for a Jólabókaflód exchange for the upcoming holiday season & I have the feeling it's going to become a favorite #tradition I mean 🍫+📚 What's not to love?!
#GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

LeahBergen Me, too! 2w
Cathythoughts Me three !!! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🙌🏻 2w
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Eggs I did it one year! It was fun 🤩 2w
vivastory @Eggs I've meant to sign up before, so I'm looking forward to it 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It's a fave! 📖🍫 2w
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The Diviners | Margaret Laurence
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I've had a strange reading week. I wasn't able to start this one until Thursday night, but I'm now at the halfway point. So far I'm really enjoying it. Morag seems to have a lot of conflict & I'm interested to see how Laurence addresses it. Christie reminds me of characters in past Laurence novels, but he definitely stands out as a favorite. And although it's still early, I'm getting the sense that Brooke is a schmuck. #manawakans

vivastory I also noticed that this novel has fewer lyrical passages than say Fire Dwellers or Stone Angel, so I may not post about it regularly. I will post my thoughts as I proceed though. 2w
batsy Yes, I'm struck by the difference in prose style in this! I read The Diviners many years ago for a class but it's interesting now to compare to Jest of God & Fire Dwellers. 2w
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BarbaraBB I‘m sorry to say I haven‘t started yet, even though this is the one I had most looked forward to (it‘s one of the #1001books!). I read so little at the moment 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
LeahBergen I‘m only 60 pages or so into it right now but what I‘m struck with is just how different the narrative voice is for every book in the Manawaka Cycle! @vivastory @batsy @merelybookish @BarbaraBB 2w
batsy @LeahBergen Yes! It's quite the feat 🙌🏾 2w
merelybookish @BarbaraBB No need to apologize. We've all been there! This one feels so much denser than her others, like a collage (or album?) It's still one narrative voice but it's constantly shifting what it's doing. @LeahBergen @batsy @vivastory 2w
vivastory @BarbaraBB No worries! Hopefully you're able to read as much as you want soon. I somehow forgot that it's a 1001 book. 2w
vivastory @LeahBergen That's so true & Laurence inhabits each character so memorably that it makes it difficult for me to have a favorite. 2w
vivastory @batsy It definitely stands on it's own, but I'm so glad that I'm reading it right after her other books. I think it adds a different perspective on it 2w
vivastory @merelybookish That's a great point. Switching from present day narrative to her memory movies to Christie's stories. It's stylistically her most ambitious but feels very unified. A great way to portray Morag's different registers of consciousness. 2w
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In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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With the majority of the votes Janet Malcolm's In the Freud Archives will be the #NYRBBookClub January selection. Join @merelybookish & I in the new year as we read & discuss Malcolm's story of "infatuation and disappointment, betrayal and revenge". I have heard great things about Malcolm's work & it looks like it'll make for an interesting discussion!

LeahBergen 👍🏻 2w
merelybookish I am excited to read some Malcolm too! But I didnt think anyone else would want to read this. 😁 2w
batsy I'm looking forward to reading Malcolm, as well. I've enjoyed a lot of the essays I've come across. Her New Yorker piece on the Gossip Girl novels still stands out! 2w
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Described as “twelve enthralling stories of skullduggery“ by one of the greats. Yes, please:
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/news-and-features/articles/patrick-radden-keefe-an...

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This was my Litsy post after attending the pictured reading over 4 years ago. Although her book remains TBR, Williams reading has remained with me years later.
#Nature #GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

ReadingRachael I‘ve really enjoyed reading her work. My personal favourite of her‘s is “When Women We‘re Birds.” 2w
vivastory @ReadingRachael I've heard great things about that one. Nature writing is a genre that I would like to explore more of & she seems to be a good starting point 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds interesting 💚 2w
Eggs This sounds awesome 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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The Martian Chronicles | Ray Bradbury
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One of my favorite books of the year tackles the notion of #home in a memorable & creative way. This ranks alongside Something Wicked This Way Comes & Fahrenheit 451 as my favorite Bradbury.
#GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

RaeLovesToRead I loved the Martian Chronicles! 2w
AvidReader25 I loved this one! 2w
Eggs Love Martian Chronicles ❤️❤️ 2w
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Note to self: do not read Brian Evenson before going to sleep.

wanderinglynn That sounds like a horrifying thing to read before bed! 😳 2w
vivastory @wanderinglynn The opening story is about the captain of a ship who is able to detach her leg & it changes shapes. It becomes a Philip K. Dick/mini-horror story. Definitely fever dream kind of stories. The above story has an element that reminded me of Ania Ahlborn 2w
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Twice! Youngkin's son attempted election fraud twice! It's a good thing I live close to a hospital, bc I may have strained an eye muscle after rolling them. *Sigh* 🙄🙄

sprainedbrain But, Scott, there‘s a lot of confusion about 17-year-olds voting! Didn‘t you know? 🙄🙄🙄 2w
vivastory @sprainedbrain I don't know to laugh or cry? So I will sip my wine & just sigh 🍷😒 2w
marleed But he only tried the second time because his illegal vote didn‘t work the first time. His intent was not to illegally vote twice ;). Omg! 2w
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SamanthaMarie Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh 2w
Leftcoastzen Grrrrr 2w
Hooked_on_books Maybe certain people expect to find election fraud because they themselves would not hesitate to commit it? Just lobbing ideas into the dark. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
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I was enormously disappointed to learn that this is dream casting & not a project in the works. Buscemi was born for this role.

Leftcoastzen 😄agree! 2w
vivastory @Leftcoastzen Now I'm trying to dream cast for Camus & De Beauvoir 2w
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Leftcoastzen Catherine Keener? 2w
JamieArc @Leftcoastzen Catherine Keener does bear a striking resemblance to De Beauvoir! 2w
batsy Oh, I saw one of Brody as Lukacs and thought it was real for a moment too! 2w
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I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would! I was reminded of Twilight Zone trivia that I had forgotten & learned new facts (ie Serling is a co-writer for the '68 Planet of the Apes). I was thoroughly relieved to see the TZ writers, esp Matheson & Beaumont, receive due credit. This gn presents Serling as a man of integrity at odds with commercial interests & tv executives. I'm not sure how accurate this portrayal is, but it doesn't👇

vivastory seem to be a stretch of the imagination. It seems that the real difficulty was that Serling was one of the early champions of a once unusual format, now common. That of the anthology series. That he made it one of the most iconic speaks volumes Early in the pandemic I had a plan to watch TZ from beginning to end on Netflix. I made it through most of season 1 & it now appears that it has been removed. This is a project definitely worth finishing. 2w
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I have posted a few times of my love for graphic memoirs. One of the most recent that I have read is Bechdel's latest. Her work is a blend between fitness memoir, professional autobiography, metaphysical adventure & portrait of a fraught #family relationship. I have had a couple of people ask why I love graphic memoirs so much & it dawns on me that some of the more memorable family portraits that I have read have been in this format. I can👇

vivastory add that to the several other reasons for enjoying graphic memoirs. #GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs 2w
Eggs Sounds good! 2w
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vivastory @Leftcoastzen I still need to read that one! 2w
BookBosomed1 ❤️ the tagged book of the author 2w
vivastory @BookBosomed1 It's been on my TBR. I've even listened to the Broadway recording 😬 2w
Bookzombie I loved Fun Home, but could not get into the one I tagged. Maybe I should give it another try. 2w
Bookzombie I haven‘t seen the show, but also love the Broadway recording. 💗 Ring of Keys 🎶 2w
vivastory @Bookzombie Rings of Keys is one of my faves. I was listening to it earlier today. I *almost* picked up Are You My Mother when I stopped by the library today. I should just read FH first 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds great! 2w
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Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide | Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras, Atlas Obscura
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The latest installment in the delightful Atlas Obscura series is this international guide to culinary customs & food adventures. Kyle Maclachlan couldn't have praised it higher when he said, ““Thumbing through this exquisite guide kept me at the breakfast #table until dinner time.“ The Atlas Obscura book is one of my fave coffee table books & I look forward to getting this volume. #GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Looks so good!! 2w
LeahBergen I‘ve been eyeballing this one! 2w
vivastory @LeahBergen It looks delightful! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover!! 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Ohh that looks good. 2w
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As I have not yet read this one, I'm not sure in what ways the story has to do with #giving beyond what is hinted at in the title. What intrigued me about Powers' novel is that there seems to be a similar subplot in his latest involving science & questions of what makes us the people that we are. It seems that this is a common theme for Powers, a writer that I keep meaning to read. #GratefulHarvest @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Billypar Absolutely and he looks at identity through different scientific lenses with each novel: genetics in Generosity, neuroscience in The Echo Maker, and AI in Galatea 2.2. I really like how he writes about complicated questions and still has memorable characters and dramatic moments - not easy to find that complete package. 2w
vivastory @Billypar I had no idea how many books he had published until recently. It seems like he wasn't getting a ton of attention until The Overstory. I'm definitely intrigued, what's your favorite? 2w
Billypar I think it's The Echo Maker, but Plowing the Dark is a close second (tackles VR in 2000, but it's pretty prescient). I haven't read his more recent stuff - he was one author I somehow stumbled on when I first started reading more and only knew a handful of authors. But I definitely want to try Overstory and his new one. 2w
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vivastory @Billypar Thanks for the recommendations! I've added them to my TBR 2w
Billypar Also, @Leftcoastzen swears by his debut, but I still need to try it: 2w
Hooked_on_books I read and loved his latest two, which prompted me to pick up some of his backlist in my recent Powell‘s haul. I love when authors noodle around with science. 2w
vivastory @Hooked_on_books I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed his most recent books. I've heard positive things about Bewilderment, but mixed reviews on Overstory. I hope to read him soon. 2w
Hooked_on_books They‘re very different books from each other. Overstory is long and has multiple storylines, so I would say go into it when you have a lot of time to really dig in, otherwise I think it‘s a harder book to enjoy. Bewilderment is shorter and a single storyline, so it requires less planning. 2w
vivastory @Hooked_on_books Thanks for the info 👍 For some reason I haven't been in the mood for big books lately, so I think Overstory will have to wait 2w
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I'm a little less than a third into the tagged book & Struwwelpeter has been mentioned by 3 or 4 different authors so far. The Long-Legged Scissor Man seems to be one of the most well known tales. According to the informative, & interesting, NYPL article below Struwwelpeter is the highest selling German children's book, except for Grimms' Fairy Tales:
nypl.org/blog/2013/05/15/influence-struwwelpeter

LeahBergen And yet it‘s one I‘ve never read … and I see it mentioned so often in my “books about books” ! 2w
julesG One of my, and my kids' favourite children's books. Very cautionary tales with very gruesome outcomes at times, but due to the rhymes and the pictures it just sticks with you. The favourite story here is the one with the matchsticks. @LeahBergen - Read it. I'm sure you can find a copy at the library. 2w
charl08 Family friend sent this to me when I continued to suck my thumb as a pre-teen. I don't think it worked though! 2w
LeahBergen @julesG I will hunt down a copy! I want to find one with good old illustrations. 😄 2w
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Half Price Books - Westport | Kansas City, MO (Bookstore)
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I stopped by the tagged bookstore this morning. Not pictured is my special order of Alice in Wonderland with Dali illustrations. The McSweeney's is one of the most unusual formatted books in my personal library.

Soubhiville I‘ve never seen anything like that. Cool! 3w
vivastory @Soubhiville There were several other McSweeney's volumes. I'm a little tempted to grab 1 or 2 when I pick up my special order next week! 3w
erinreads I subscribed to McSweeney‘s for awhile a little over 10 years ago and some of the volumes are so neatly designed! I believe I have this one, too. 3w
LeahBergen Well that‘s cool! 😮 2w
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1) The Last Bookstore in LA, City Lights, Parnassus, Powell's, Birchbark Books. I lived in Minneapolis for 4 years but somehow never visited.
2) It depends. Sometimes I go with 1 or 2 in mind, other times (like today) I might have one but will browse & see what serendipity brings.
Thanks for the tag @Nute 📚📚 I *still* try not to take bookstores for granted. Remember the sheer joy of visiting one for the first time after covid closures?

Nute I wonder what‘s behind the name, The Last Bookstore in LA? I‘m definitely not visiting bookstores as frequently as preCOVID times so now every trip and every book purchase feels like a special treat especially after the news report regarding expected decreased publication quantity. 3w
vivastory @Nute I've always wondered about the name, too. It's a very unusual name. I think that I go as frequently now as I used to but I don't spend as long per visit as I did pre-pandemic. I still don't feel comfortable enough to sit in an corner for a few hours sipping on a hot coffee & reading. 3w
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School for Love | Olivia Manning
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Due to the final weekend of the month being a holiday weekend in the states, the discussion for the November #NYRBBookClub selection will be 12/5 12PM MT. Join @leftcoastzen & I as we discuss Olivia Manning's novel. Thanks for co-hosting the Oct selection @leahbergen & thanks to everyone for a wonderful discussion of a strange, yet memorable, novel! I look forward to your nominations for the first selection of 2022 @merelybookish

LeahBergen I‘m looking forward to this one. 👍 3w
batsy I'm really excited to read Olivia Manning! (I watched the BBC adaptation of Fortunes of War & it was so good; I've been meaning to read her since.) 3w
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merelybookish Oh wow! My turn to pick? I'll try to post later today. 3w
Billypar Sorry to have missed Vet's Daughter, but it sounded like a good one. I'll be back for School for Love - looking forward to it! 3w
vivastory @Billypar If you have the opportunity to read the Comyns, I definitely recommend. It seems like one that you'd like. 3w
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Monstress Volume 4 | Marjorie Liu
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This is a review for volumes 4 & 5 of Monstress. I read Monstress Book 1 at the end of July. Book 1 collects the first 3 volumes of the series. Three months later & it remains my favorite graphic novel series of the year. Monstress is a unique & genre bending work with unforgettable artwork. It is a dark fantasy with elements of cosmic horror & sci-fi. I see that volume 6 was released a couple of months ago. I will be dropping by my library at👇

vivastory some point tomorrow to pick it up. 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!! 📚📚📚 3w
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