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Poems of Nazim Hikmet | Nâzım Hikmet, Randy Blasing
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“To live like a tree in solitude and
free and like a forest in solidarity”

I‘ve spent day 1 of #bookfitnesschallenge in Marmaris, Turkey. Meeting my 60000 weekly steps will be much more challenging when I‘m back at my desk in Week2!

I‘m reading Gone With The Wind (taking chunksters on holiday is obviously the way to go!) but this statue with a quote from a Turkish poet caught my eye while we were walking along the waterfront.

Eyelit Lovely! 2w
TrishB Enjoy ❤️ 2w
Wife 🌹 2w
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Velvetfur Gorgeous statue! And I'd love to go to Turkey so I'm jealous, haha! Have a great hol 😊 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2w
BookwormAHN Fantastic 💚 2w
Bookwormjillk Beautiful! I totally agree about chunksters on holiday. 2w
4thhouseontheleft Beautiful picture! Enjoy your trip! 2w
Kaye 💖 2w
Chrissyreadit Wow! Enjoy!!!!! 2w
Clwojick This is simply stunning! Enjoy your trip, and safe travels. 2w
Cathythoughts Beautiful quote 2w
BarbaraJean Love it! Traveling is fantastic for getting that step count up, right?! 2w
Caterina Wonderful! I always get a ton of steps in while traveling too. 👍 2w
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My Name Is Red | Orhan Pamuk
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My Name Is Red | Orhan Pamuk
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Not sure it's not true...


My Name Is Red | Orhan Pamuk
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Just started this as my next #ReadHarder book. It's strange and it'll take a while to get my head around it... But in the meantime, there are some very nice turns of phrase


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#Hunsakermountain #ReadingtheWorld
April book of the month.

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The last part of the story, the train ride, really had me captivated. What I liked about the book was the setting; Turkey and France; the time period, World War II; and religion, Muslim and Judaism. But I also thought it was a romanticized view of the Holocaust. The author's note at the end did reveal she did a fair amount of research for the book. Overall glad to have read the book.

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1. Road trip around the US
2. Secretary at a county jury commission
3. American Quartet by Warren Adler
4. The Dagger by Pam Anders
5. @whatsthEStorey @wanderinglynn @Betty

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! ☺️ 2mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗🎉👏🏻 2mo
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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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Poems of Nazim Hikmet | Nâzım Hikmet, Randy Blasing
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“Most animals are like people-
and like good people, too.

DivineDiana Love this quote! 3mo
Bookwomble @DivineDiana It's from Hikmet's ""Elegy for Satan", his beloved dog ? 3mo
DivineDiana Thank you! I am looking forward to reading it! 3mo
Bookwomble @DivineDiana I loved reading his poems. Some beautiful images 😊 3mo
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