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Graywacke
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Alas, I‘ve started volume 2. Should take me two months to crawl through it.

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Graywacke
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Mehso-so

No clue what I‘m doing awake at 1:30 am, even the cats asleep, but I finished the first volume of Plutarch‘s Lives. 49 hours of reading over two months and 4 days. I can‘t say I recommend it, but it does end at the best part - Crassus‘s loss of his life and entire army to the Parthian horsemen in the Battle of Carrhae in 53 bce.

pdever With all due respect (and advance apology) to classicists ... that sounds like a real project! 3w
Graywacke @pdever a strange one too. 🙂 3w
rretzler 😻 3w
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BekaReid
The Echo of Greece | Edith Hamilton
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I'm traveling for business and found a fabulous little bookstore while exploring the local area this evening. Picked up a few gems! It's probably good that I was limited to what I can fit in my carry on.

LiteraryinLititz Cool! Will you be back in PA on Saturday for Indie Bookstore Day? If so, we should meet up at Aaron‘s. 1mo
BekaReid If my flight doesn't get canceled! It's been delayed 3 times already. But yes, I was planning to make a visit to Aaron's tomorrow. 😊 I'll let you know once I get ba k to PA. 1mo
BekaReid @LiteraryinLititz I meant to tag you in the above comment! 😉 1mo
LiteraryinLititz @BekaReid Awesome. Travel safely! 1mo
BekaReid @LiteraryinLititz I made it back to PA!! Is there a good time for you to meet at Aaron's? We were thinking late morning or early afternoon. 1mo
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shanaqui
The Bull of Minos | Leonard Cottrell
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Best part about being self-employed. Done enough for the day? Okay! Bathtime!

Gonna finish The Bull of Minos today. The author is such a fanboy about Schliemann and Evans -- not all that surprising given this was published in the 50s, and perhaps we've swung too far the other way in criticising their archaeology compared to now...

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shanaqui
The Bull of Minos | Leonard Cottrell

Not unpleasant reading, but definitely rather less about the Minoans and more a paean to the archaeological work of Schliemann and Evans. Not quite what I was looking for.

TimSpalding I think it's a little dated. There was a crazy for things Minoan a few decades ago, much of it based on misconceptions (e.g. that the Minoans were peaceful, non-violent, ruled by women, etc.) I'm not sure what's replaced it, although this tweet might be the current winner https://twitter.com/e_pe_me_ri/status/933104690824339456 2mo
shanaqui @TimSpalding Very dated! Not sure who recced me it, but oh well. It had its moments! 2mo
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Litsy
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Before, when you search or click a hashtag, Litsy showed posts tagged with that hashtag

Now, for some hashtags, like #cozies, #paranormal or #AmericanHistory you also get posts on books that ARE that tag—paranormal books, horror books, American history books.

• This is a GREAT way to find people who read the genres you love!
• Tags are drawn from LibraryThing's 140m user-added tags.
• No posts are removed; most Litsy hashtags are unaffected.

Litsy Discuss here, or on the Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnwardLitsy/ 2mo
umbrellagirl Thank you! 2mo
TimSpalding There are a lot of wrinkles here, if anyone is interested. For my part, this has made Litsy much more useful, because I can search for genres and topics I care about. Absent this, I was lost trying to find my tribe on Litsy. Now I can search for hashtags like #AncientHistory #GreekHistory #Archaeology #EarlyChurch #Turkish and find lots of posts about books I care about, and the people who write them. (edited) 2mo
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TimSpalding In other words, whether YOU like it or not, I LOVE it. [runs from the room] (edited) 2mo
saresmoore Super cool! 2mo
JennyM Awesome! Thanks guys 2mo
speljamr I like this and will be exploring this more. 2mo
Crazeedi Great!! 2mo
gilroyc I'd rather the two searches be separate. Genre isn't the same as hashtags. 2mo
TimSpalding 1/So, we had a choice. A new feature along those lines would take a lot of work and therefore cost a lot of money. And where would it go? Or perhaps we could tell people to use ## instead of #. Or we could have a setting that turned it off and on. But Litsy is an aggressively simple application, and I think it's worth keeping it such. To reverse it, when you search for #horror, do you really only want posts tagged that way? (edited) 2mo
TimSpalding 2/ I think most of the time you're interested in horror generally, and if it surfaces posts about horror books—some tagged horror by the posters and some not—that's good. 2mo
TimSpalding 3/ I'm interested to hear cases where it falls down, if any. We might also add a line at the end of posts like: This book was tagged #horror by other users so you know why. Or even list a few such tags. And, yes, we can add a setting to turn it off. But I need to see significant examples where it's worse before we add complexity. 2mo
rretzler Hmmm. Now I just need to try to figure out what hashtags are applicable to the books I like since I don‘t use any particular hashtags on LT 2mo
BarbaraBB Thank you!! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Great. Thank you. 2mo
LazyDays You all are awesome! So much hard work for a free app, Thank you! 2mo
SW-T Awesome! Thanks 😊😊😊 2mo
xxjenadanxx This is going to make such a difference! 2mo
MoonWitch94 So great! 2mo
Madison91 Can we also get a grid view 🙋🏽‍♀️😂 2mo
CouronneDhiver 👍🏽 2mo
LeahBergen Oh, this is exciting! 👏🏻 2mo
Litsy @Madison91 What are you looking for a grid view of? 2mo
Madison91 @Litsy peoples pages, or is there already a way to do that? 2mo
TimSpalding @Madison91 Your point of reference on grid views is Instagram here, right? 2mo
Madison91 @TimSpalding yes! Saves me time on scrolling 😅 2mo
Stephjotsdown Hi, I just discovered Litsy and i am loving it. But when I was updating my books, i find that quite a number of titles cannot be found in Litsy. How can I alert Litsy to add these books?
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rwmg
Pickpick

Focuses on emtional bonding rather than who does what to whom.

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rwmg
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You cannot simply refuse to be in love, close your heart. Love is like a deafening noise that keeps you awake or an overwhelming smell. It is not like a brilliant spectacle you might nevertheless fall asleep in front of.

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Graywacke
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I‘m not entirely sure what I‘m doing by voluntarily reading this, but I do appreciate the opening sentence (there‘s a period in there eventually)

Mtroiano Good luck! 3mo
Graywacke @Mtroiano thanks! 😳 (😊) 3mo
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