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Apple in the Middle | Dawn Quigley
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Poems of William Blake | William Blake
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Pickpick

My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/mR1CPDuzQiA

Enjoy!

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TheKidUpstairs
Turtle Diary | Russell Hoban
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“Nothing was different or better and I didn't think I was either, but I didn't mind being alive at the moment.“

On the surface, this is a book about two strangers who come together to free the sea turtles from the London Zoo. But really, that is just a catalyst for a thoughtful story about lonely people discovering their loneliness and perhaps finding a way to be a little less so. A genuine, human, quiet look at connection.

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TheKidUpstairs I initially was drawn to the intriguing combination of NYRB and the author of Bread and Jam for Frances, and found myself totally entranced by the writing very early on. Then I discovered all the Litsy love already out there for this one! I will gladly join the party, it was a delightful book that goes far deeper than its quirky premise would suggest.

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TheKidUpstairs The writing largely feels timeless, but its age shows on occasion. There were a few sections I had some qualms with, particularly some homophobic remarks delivered in a very casual, throwaway manner. And some unnecessary sexualization, coupled with an oddly out of place group therapy experience . These elements felt disconcerting, as a modern reader, in a book that seemed to feel so deeply for those who sort of fade into the woodwork of society. 3mo
Aimeesue Great review! 3mo
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TheKidUpstairs
Turtle Diary | Russell Hoban
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“I'll never cease to be amazed by the fact that people uncomfortable in themselves can give comfort to other people.“

This book is so unendingly quotable.

Photo has nothing to do with the book, just the lovely semi-frozen lake out behind my library from today's lunch break

DocBrown Beautiful! Whereabouts? 3mo
batsy It's an excellent book with lots of insight. Loved it. 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @DocBrown Lake Scugog in the little town of Port Perry. We're about an hour outside of Toronto 3mo
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TheKidUpstairs
Turtle Diary | Russell Hoban
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Maybe our constant fear is that a generation of children will come along and say: "This is not a world, this is nothing, there's no way to live at all."

lil1inblue Oof. Excellent quote. 3mo
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gossamerchild
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This was fabulous! If you enjoyed The Soul of an Octopus I HIGHLY recommend this.

#Nonfiction

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TheKidUpstairs
Turtle Diary | Russell Hoban
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"I don't know whether I can keep going. A turtle doesn't have to decide every morning whether to keep on bothering, it just carries on. Maybe that's why man kills everything: envy."

Gissy Beautiful photo 🐢 I see some turtles when I go swimming in the area of San Juan. I also can see manatee and beautiful fish 🐠 🐟 4mo
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TheKidUpstairs
Turtle Diary | Russell Hoban
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"Sometimes I think that the biggest difference between men and women is that more men need to seek out some terrible lurking thing in existence and hurl themselves upon it like Ahab with the White Whale. Women know where it lives but they can let it alone. Even in matriarchal societies, I doubt there were ever female Beowulfs. Women lie with gods and demons but they don't go looking for monsters to fight with."

Art: Nicola Durrant