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October Light | John Gardner
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John Gardners New York Times bestselling, National Book Critics Circle Awardwinning metafictional novel centering on the tumultuous relationship of two elderly siblings James is a cantankerous and conservative seventy-two-year-old who has spent his life caring for the animals on his farm. His widowed older sister, Sally, has strong liberal ideals and a propensity for debate. When Sallys bankruptcy forces her to move in with her brother, their lifelong feud quickly escalatesand Sally becomes a prisoner in her own room with nothing to survive on but apples and a trashy novel about marijuana smugglers. As Sally becomes immersed in the book, the story envelops the narrative of the siblings dysfunctional relationship, and Gardner explores a wide array of themes from human autonomy to self-definition to political extremism. The result is a tour de force of Gardners unique literary style at the height of his protean creative powers. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.
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October Light | John Gardner
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This month I read 8 books and 2,893 pages. Was a pretty good reading month and I‘m happy with myself for getting 8. Favorites for the month would have to be 1. Serpent and dove and 2. These witches don‘t burn. #halloweenwrapup #spooktober #octoberwrapup

Eggs Great readings!! 3mo
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October Light | John Gardner
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While I‘m more partial to spring and summer, there‘s something very special about the light in autumn.

To my surprise, in the midst of attending 8 playoff games and 3 watch parties, as well as being stupid busy at work, I managed to read 6 books this month.
-The Brutal Telling (Penny)??
-Goldie Vance (Larson) ?
-Dog on it (Quinn) ?
-Gaudy Night (Sayers) ?
-The Chessmen (May) ???????
-Bruja Born (Córdova) ?‍♀️

#wrapup #fallisbooked

OriginalCyn620 Awesome job! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊🙌🏻🥳 3mo
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October Light | John Gardner
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collegecatlady It only got up to 55 here in Monterey! It was 45 most of the morning. Crazy! 4mo
Clwojick lovely! 4mo
Booksnchill @collegecatlady great to have fall finally! 4mo
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October Light | John Gardner
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Well, we‘ve got snow in TBay. 😅 That was a short autumn... as per usual in Ontario. What‘s your weather like #TeamSlaughter?

Share a pic for a participation point!

AWildMandaPanda I miss Autumn in Ontario.. it‘s fairly rainy and overcast here on the east coast... 4mo
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PurpleyPumpkin Ack, snow already??? We're dealing with rain today in Southern Ontario. I'm hoping the snow will wait until early November.🤞🏽 4mo
candyturbo Finally low 70's and gorgeous. 4mo
madamereadsalot1 I'll post a pic later! I'm fixing to put my book down and start getting dressed! Houston is a wonderful 55 degrees right now and I can not wait to run all my errands in the loveliness! 4mo
Eggs Lucky ❄️❄️ 4mo
EadieB 59 and Sunny in Perkasie, PA 4mo
Lizpixie You wouldn‘t see much at the moment, it‘s 1.30am! It‘s been raining on and off but not right now. Sunday(today)will be overcast & 17C(63F)But it‘s warming up to mid 20sC next week.☀️ 4mo
mdm139 It snowed in my home town in the Midwest last night too. I would love an actual cold day. Here it will be right around 80 degrees Fahrenheit all week. 4mo
Carissa-Green-Reads Just coming out of a two-day blizzard in ND 4mo
Sarahreadstoomuch Dreary misty Saturday morning in New Hampshire 🌧 if I move off my couch, I‘ll take a pic for you! Lol 4mo
Meaw_catlady Aww cute selfie! 😻 looks chilly! 4mo
Rissa1 42°F and breezy in Illinois. 4mo
sharread Cold but no snow. 🤪 4mo
Bookwormjillk Dry here. Just posted a pic. 4mo
LokiDokey Foggy, wet and chilly 4mo
kezzlou85 Currently it's dark and rainy. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft The high today was 85F (30C) in Charlotte today. Felt like another summer day, but not as bad as the 90‘s last week. Tomorrow is thankfully going to be much cooler! Hasn‘t rained in 2 months, except for one very brief storm a couple weeks ago. 4mo
SomedayAlmost Finally fall in Texas! First day of true boot weather! (edited) 4mo
SaturnDoo Beautiful selfie 💜❤💜 4mo
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October Light | John Gardner
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My planned October #tbr books 📚
Starting 4 new series. Mike Lockyer, D.D Warren, Bill Hodges and Cat Connolly. 7 series books in total for October ❤

October Light | John Gardner
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#ThisOrThat #TuesdayTidBits
Thanks to @Rudis for tagging me

1. I do like some kind of horror, but l generally prefer thrillers
2. Never tasted a pumpkin pie, so l'd like to try it. But l could eat any kind of apple pie
3. Don't have a preference. I'll read any good character
4. I'll never resist a haunted house!
5. Definitely Psycho
6. Everyone! Be my guest!

Rudis If you try pumpkin pie, may I recommend putting maple syrup on it? So good! 1y
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October Light | John Gardner
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UPDATE:: day 5 is BIG books.
Join me in a bookish photo challenge for the month of October! We‘ll be starting with “Currently reading” on Monday! I haven‘t hosted a photo challenge in ages, so it felt like time again!
#31bookpics @howjessreads @LitsyHappenings

Airykah13 Haha I tried searching for you since I missed friyayintro (again) and couldn‘t find you! I was afraid you left 😂 1y
Airykah13 Also, I‘m down for this challenge! 1y
howjessreads @Airykah13 Woohoo! Glad you found me again. 😏 1y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook Okay I'm on board with the name change now too 1y
SilversReviews I will be joining in when I can...looks great!! THANKS. 1y
sprainedbrain Yay! I‘m in for this one. 😃 1y
EadieB @howjessreads did you know that 5 and 20 are the same? 1y
howjessreads @EadieB DOOM. This is what I get for doing it late at night. Hmmm. Too late to change?? 1y
EadieB @howjessreads changing it is up to you or you could just add a note and let the ones who participate know what the change is. 1y
howjessreads @Airykah13 @SilversReviews @MommyWantsToReadHerBook @sprainedbrain @EadieB - glad you‘re in! I did have a mistake on day 5, so see my updated post — the prompt is now BIG books! 1y
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October Light | John Gardner
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@4thhouseontheleft is organising the secondo #Screamathon which takes place through October.
Choose a few spooky reads (horror, paranormal, creepy, but also particularly chilling thrillers if you like, this is a very flebile readalong), post your plans before October and let the usual readalong crazyness begin! 😆🙌🙌🙌

I'm currently choosing my reads 😄

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🔸 6 completed
🔸 6 others in progress

... and several are secrets that I can‘t spoil on account of our awesome book clubs! 🙊

October Light | John Gardner
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#Repost @RealLifeReading

So excited to join in this challenge after watching everybody's awesome #somethingforseptember posts! Woohoo!

read_diverse_books Yep, I'm so in! I never joined these kinds of challenges on IG. But I feel motivated to so it on Litsy. 3y
8little_paws I'm going to try it too! My first time... We'll see how it goes 3y
RealLifeReading Thanks for reposting this!! 3y
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October Light | John Gardner
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Oh wow it's the last day of September and it finally feels like fall. (We had a few scorchers this week here in the Bay Area). I'm posting this again in case you didn't see it. Hope you will all join in for another month of book photos! Loved seeing everyone's great posts this month!! #booktober
And don't forget @LibrarianRyan 's photo challenge too!

MMenefee Thank you for pulling this together! I enjoy thinking about what I'm going to post, and I love to read about everyone's reads. 3y
Varshitha Wow,, two photo challenges for October ❤️.. Thanks for getting this together.. I am ready for #scaretober .. 3y
read_diverse_books Count me in. I'll do as many of them as possible! 3y
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rachelm This looks ammmaaaazing :) 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess I am in! Thank you!😀 3y
the-flashley Definitely planning on posting. It sounds great! 😊 3y
MeganMarieWrites Yay! I was hoping there'd be one for October!! 3y
Lizpixie I'm in, I love these challenges. Makes me remember books I'd forgotten in my library. 3y
TrishB Sorry, new here, is this a post for each day? Thanks 3y
DragonSadhana I'm going to try and actually participate this month. My books are still in boxes, but maybe if I start rifling through them and leaving piles around the house, my husband will finally build those bookcases he promised! Lol! 3y
IndyHannaJones I'm going to try damnit! 3y
bookwrm526 @TrishB Yes! It's a challenge to post a pic/pics of your faves that fit the categories. It's quite fun and I've found it a good way to rediscover things that have been hiding on my shelves. The hashtag lets people search for posts relating to the challenge 3y
Zelma I faltered at the end of September and may not be able to play at the beginning of October, but I will definitely participate. Thanks, @RealLifeReading 3y
TrishB @bookwrm526 thank you 😀 3y
RealLifeReading @read_diverse_books @Graciouswarriorprincess @The-Flashley look forward to seeing your posts! 3y
RealLifeReading @Zelma no worries! Post when you can! 3y
RealLifeReading @bookwrm526 thanks for replying to @TrishB also take a screenshot and save it in your phone! And I think the best part about photo challenges is checking out everyone else's posts! 3y
RealLifeReading @Hyaeger @DragonSadhana hope you guys join in! 3y
Aseleener This is really fun! Thank you! 3y
CoffeeAndABook Yes!! 🙌 I'm ready 📸📚🎃 3y
TK-421 Thank you for doing this! I'm loving the photo challenges! 3y
AreeshaBilal The curse of being in university and having all your books back home 😭😭 3y
Laalaleighh I'm finally going to do one of these challenges this month. 3y
lisakoby Thanks for doing this...I can't tell you how much fun this is for me. Just love it. 3y
Eyelit ❤️ that you're doing this again! Will you do one in November? If so, taking suggestions? 3y
RealLifeReading @TK-421 hooray! @AreeshaBilal ugh! You could always see what your library has!! 3y
RealLifeReading @Laalaleighh hurrah!! @lisakoby you're v welcome! 3y
RealLifeReading @Eyelit suggestions? Sure!! I just realized that I accidentally repeated a prompt this month!! Gaaaahhh 3y
AreeshaBilal @RealLifeReading now THERE'S an idea. (It'll give me an excuse to be there more often as well 😂 ) 3y
Eyelit I was thinking of these: tales retold, anthropomorphic characters, homages/pastiches (aka published fan fiction), out of this world, and tv to book or vice versa (because movie to book has already been done) 3y
Eyelit Haha nm on out of this world cause I just saw you already had it for this month! I need to pay closer attention apparently 3y
Eyelit Also: spy novels (I spy? 😁) or photography books would be good options too 3y
RealLifeReading Great suggestions @Eyelit! Will definitely add some of these in! 3y
Pinkmeghan @CareBear here it is! 3y
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