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Spoon River Anthology
Spoon River Anthology | Edgar Lee Masters
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Spoon River Anthology, by Edgar Lee Masters, is a collection of short free-form poems that collectively describe the life of the fictional small town of Spoon River, named after the real Spoon River that ran near Masters' home town. The collection includes two hundred and twelve separate characters, all providing two-hundred forty-four accounts of their lives and losses
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Lcsmcat
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TheSpineView 😊 1mo
Leftcoastzen Love spoon river! 1mo
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DarcysMom
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GatheringBooks
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#SeasonsReadings Day 13: My #CupOfCheer is this porridge with century egg from Tim Ho Wan to steer clear of the Western hot choco or eggnog or frappuccino as expected. 🧚🏼‍♀️🍵 Granted it looks more like a bowl than a cup. 😂🤣😭 So far, still not loving the book. There are a few snippets that make me think, but as a whole, still meh.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yum!! Looks delicious!! 5mo
Kaye Those look like cornbread muffins. It‘s weird when you grow up in Hooterville. We never see any unusual foods here. Plain old meat and potatoes. . 5mo
GatheringBooks @kaye those are tim ho wan‘s famous pork buns. melt in your mouth goodness. 5mo
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Kaye Who is Tim Ho Wan ? A chef or a restaurant ? And there‘s pork in them ? Are they spicy 🌶? 5mo
GatheringBooks @kaye Tim Ho Wan is a famous restaurant in Hong Kong - now has branches all over Asia, including Singapore where I am based. the pork buns are not spicy, a smidgen sweet and super tasty. 5mo
Kaye I am missing out on a whole world of food. I am hardly starving to death. I could possibly pick up my car and throw it if I needed to. The most exotic thing we have here is Pizza Hut. And we ARE getting a Mexican restaurant in one week. 5mo
GatheringBooks @kaye you should visit Asia! :) it‘s a gastronomic delight, especially singapore. :) 🧚🏼‍♀️ we are on our way now to kuala lumpur, malaysia for a long weekend of book hunting. food is cheaper and even more diverse! :) 5mo
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Lcsmcat
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I didn‘t appreciate this when I was introduced to it in high school, but I‘m glad I kept my old copy. It‘s grown on me. #secrets #poetrymatters @LazyDays

Tamra Read this eons ago but remember really enjoying it. I too think I‘d get more out of it now. 8mo
DarcysMom It is one of my favorites! I picked up a nice hardback on Friday for $1.25 from the Friends of the Library store. 😊 8mo
Lcsmcat @DarcysMom Score! 8mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Growing up in central Illinois, we read this book in school. It‘s a fictionalized account of small town life drawn from the names & dates found on headstones in a graveyard. Told in free verse & based on the communities Masters grew up near, the stories remain as funny, horrifying, surprising, & poignant as ever. And, since we are passing the Spoon River on our trip, I brought it along to read with the family. Love this note about the author!

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Bkwurm
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Sitting by the fire, taking my time with the ghosts of Spoon River. #poetry ❤️

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SleepyDragon
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Possibly the most damaged book in my TBR pile. When she was a year old or so and teething, my daughter kept taking off with this book. It was her favorite teething toy. Hence the folded and ripped cover and bitten edges. On the plus side, I didn't feel bad using a pen to underline and mark up pages as I read. Lol
#MtTBRchallenge #RtC

Here is a review by Denise: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2251393214

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StephanieGeiser
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SleepyDragon
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#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

1.I will probably be in the room when it's on, so I guess.
2. 78°F and I hate it.
3. Spoon River (PB) and Fire and Fury (ebook from Overdrive)
4. Anywhere but here. The US is a pretty shitty place right now.
5. 🖐

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SleepyDragon
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"The tongue may be an unruly member--
But silence poisons the soul."

#RtC #poetry #speakingout #Resist #Persist #hearMEroar

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SleepyDragon
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I'm not only a multi-platform reader, I'm a multi-platform organizer. With my daughter on my lap and an iced coffee at hand, I decided to make a secondary tracker in the Notebooks app on my Kindle. I wrote my master list in my journal, but I thought it would be easier to track current reads with deadlines on my device. And yes, I also made a key. Are we ever going to have a Litsy app for Kindle? #MtTBRchallenge #LitsyappforKindle #Please? #journal

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Bkwurm
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Do you have a favorite quote you can recite from memory?

This is one of my favorite quotes ever. Lucinda Matlock says it straight. #quotsy #Poetry

DivineDiana I need to get one! 😉 1y
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Lara.nycity
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Back of every soldier is a woman

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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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1. I should probably take a screen shot every time I mark my card for #tbrbingo. Redoing the stickers is time consuming 😂 @WhatDeeReads

2. So the book started out great and I really was liking it. Then around the halfway mark it started to feel like word salad. Poetry still isn't my thing I guess.

WhatDeeReads Word salad! 🤣 2y
MinDea Hahaha. Love that "word salad" ?? 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @WhatDeeReads @MinDea I wish I could take credit for the phrase. I have a friend who uses is to describe bad dialogue on TV. 2y
nicholemers As much as I love it, and this is my favorite, I always read SRA in between other books and in small sections. Love "word salad!" ? 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @nicholemers I think I made a mistake in trying to read it cover to cover like a novel. I am going to try it again some day and I'm going to try your method. 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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🍁Pic: My reclined self in front of the TV (and reading of course)
🍁Junk food: pizza and movie theater popcorn
🍁Most looking forward to FOOTBALL
🍁 Yes to audiobooks
🍁 I'm not sure I have a favorite book to movie adaptations.

#friYAYintro @Jess7

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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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#fallintobooks @RealLifeReading
#awesomeautumnbooks @Jess7

My September most anticipated? A long weekend, #litsypartyofone and a #tbrbingo marathon! These are a few books on this weekend's #TBR.

Jess7 I want to read this one. I've heard good things: 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Jess7 My DAUGHTER @imajod picked it as her BOTM way back when. I asked her to bring it with her in our last visit. 😁 2y
Jess7 I hope it's good! 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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The weekend can't get here fast enough. I swear this school year is kicking my ass and it's only the second week! The kids are wonderful and my lessons are going rather smoothly, but back to school night week one and duty rotation week two have hit me hard. I'm declaring a #minimarathon and a #mangathon this weekend.

Reviewsbylola My kids have definitely struggled with a routine this week, even though they love school. I'm hoping hey can recharge over the weekend too! 2y
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nicholemers
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Happy Birthday to Edgar Lee Masters who was born Aug 23, 1868
Today I will be spending time with what I consider to be the greatest volume of poetry ever written 💛 Spoon River Anthology

maich Nice picture. I like this shadows😍 2y
nicholemers @maich thank you!! It felt fitting 😉 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder I have to agree with you. I'm also reading this right now and it's amazing. It doesn't get enough love in English curricula. 2y
nicholemers @RestlessFickleBookSlut 🙌🏼🙌🏼 I try to convince every book-loving friend I have that they should give it a chance. 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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*sob* I pulled it out of my purse too quickly! 😢😔😢😭😔😢😭

CoverToCoverGirl 😱😩 2y
Megabooks 😭😭😭 2y
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Julsmarshall Nooooooo! 😩 2y
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EllieDottie I hate when stuff like that happens! 😡😱😢 2y
Lmstraubie It will be okay 😢 It will be okay 😢 2y
BibliophileMomma 😰😫 I hate when that happens. 2y
Reviewsbylola 😬🙈😭😭😭 2y
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minkyb I have 2 and they really do protect the books! 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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So... I have my books everywhere, no organization, no rhyme or reason to my shelves. For the most part I know what books I have. Still it's always and adventure looking for a particular book and I always feel victorious when I find the book. It's even better when I find it about where I thought I remembered putting it 10 years earlier.

Such was the case this morning.

SharonGoforth I'm exactly the same way 😊 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @SharonGoforth it's nice to know that I'm not the only one being fast and loose with organizing. 😁 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks I love Spoon River, such a great collection. 2y
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Martta
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So here are my final selection of #24in48 books and I even have 16 minutes left before the start! I feel like I might add some other books on the way. I think there might be a free space for some classic here. Not sure yet... But anyway I'm going for a good mix of classic/contemporary/English/Finnish/Poem -literature. I think this will work for me!

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There is never a time where I am not reading this one...I will read Spoon River Anthology hundreds of times, dissecting every morsel. 💛📖💛 my absolute favorite.

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TheHangingTree
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"Scampato alle sciagure del domani"

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Martta
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I visited a used books store today. Found this. Spoon river anthology was one of my favourite books when I was at school. It's been years since I've read this last time. I hope it's as good as I remember.

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Chiara1978
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Bkwurm
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"At ninety-six I had lived enough, that is all, & passed to a sweet repose."

This book tells the stories of all the inhabitants of Spoon River; murderers, judges, politicians, parents, poor, wealthy, miserable and joyous. It's all in here, told through poetic epitaphs on gravestones. #poemoftheday

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This 1915 collection of poetry compiles the free-verse monologues of former residents of Spoon River...from the grave. Each poem is essentially an epithet that gives us some insight into real thoughts and feelings of each former townsperson.

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