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Liz_M
The Tunnel | Dorothy Richardson
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I am moving. Again. I have been in my current rent-stabilized apartment only since Feb 2018, but it turned out to be a sh*thole--persistent pest problems and water damage in the kitchen wall with the paint bubbling and festering for 5 months. The management company only fixed it after I filed a complaint with the city. But, I won a housing lottery and am moving to a rent-stabilized unit in a brand new luxury building next week! #GimmeShelter

Liz_M The tagged book is relevant because I was reading it at the same time I was looking at the new apartment and the novel opens with the main character viewing/moving into a rented room. 5mo
Theaelizabet Congratulations on your new digs! 5mo
BarbaraBB Moving again, That‘s quite a challenge. But the good thing is that you can arrange your books again 😉. Wishing you lots of happy times in the new place 💚🍀 5mo
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RidgewayGirl Good luck with the move, that all will go smoothly. May you enjoy many happy years in your new digs. 5mo
Liz_M @Theaelizabet Thank you! 5mo
Liz_M @RidgewayGirl It could be much worse -- I'm only moving two miles; not between two countries. 😁 5mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB Yes, moving IN, finding the exact whatsit for the new space, and getting everything arranged will be fun. I do realize I owe you a pic of my nyrb shelves when they are unpacked. 😁 5mo
Liz_M Oh! I forgot to add that this post was brought to you courtesy of the new Web App: www.litsy.com 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Sea Prayer | Khaled Hosseini
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This is written to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Alan Kurdi, the 3-yr-old Syrian boy who drowned while attempting to reach Greece in 2015. Till today, people continue to attempt this journey. ‘Since Alan‘s death, at least 8,500 refugees and migrants have died or gone missing‘ trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to seek shelter from war and persecution.

#MayMovieMagic #GimmeShelter

Cinfhen So sad 😞 6mo
Kalalalatja 💔💔💔 6mo
Leftcoastzen Heartbreaking! 6mo
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Cathythoughts It is heartbreaking. Just as @Leftcoastzen says. 6mo
rohit-sawant 💔💔 6mo
batsy 😔 6mo
KellyHunsakerReads I recommend the book 5mo
Eggs 😢😢 5mo
mrp27 💔💔💔 5mo
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LeahBergen
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James Lees-Milne worked for The National Trust in its early days and travelled around, staying with aristos and trying to get them to sign over their properties.

This small book is excerpts from his super catty and gossipy diary of that period and it‘s a riot. He definitely gets bonus points from me for being great friends with the Mitford Girls (he was in love with their brother).

#GimmeShelter (in a country house, please).

#MayMovieMagic

gossamerchild That sounds like a fun read! 6mo
HardcoverHearts MUST READ!!! Thank you for posting! 6mo
Cinfhen Where is @rubyslippersreads and the Dargusch gang??? I feel like this book is calling them @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola 6mo
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rohit-sawant Such a fascinating book! Stacking! 6mo
CarolynM 👏👏👏 Great choice! 6mo
LauraJ Historical cattiness is so fun! 6mo
Susannah Oh, this sounds awesome! 6mo
batsy This sounds great! I'd love to take shelter in a country house myself 😆 6mo
saresmoore I don‘t think you could have possibly blurbed this in a way that would make me want to read it more! 5mo
Moray_Reads I love these editions, they're gorgeous! 5mo
rubyslippersreads @Cinfhen Here I am! This sounds right up my alley. 😊 5mo
LeahBergen @gossamerchild @HardcoverHearts @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant @CarolynM @LauraJ @Susannah @batsy @saresmoore @rubyslippersreads I‘ve been meaning to hunt down his full published diaries ever since reading this slim volume. He‘s quite the character. 5mo
LeahBergen @Moray_Reads Aren‘t they? I only have this one from the series. 5mo
Moray_Reads @LeahBergen I only have one too, but I love the covers 5mo
Mdargusch You‘re right @Cinfhen Stacking! 5mo
Melissa_J I love the cover! 5mo
Reviewsbylola Hahaha it‘s been a wild week!! @Cinfhen 5mo
emilyhaldi Well that was an easy stack 5mo
Aimeesue Slightly Foxed had a piece on him if I remember correctly. 5mo
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gradcat
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#MayMovieMagic

(Day 8 - #GimmeShelter)

*Written in 1969, the Rolling Stones‘ song was illustrative of the uprisings around the world that saw huge protests in 1968. There was something pretty powerful going on in 1968, and it‘s worth reading about—movements in Chicago, London, Belfast, Paris and Rome; Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki; Brazil and Mexico City. Even Moscow saw a protest of eight students, who were quickly beaten and arrested.

Cinfhen Sometimes I really appreciate a political song ~ this is one of those times ❣️🙌🏻 6mo
rohit-sawant 💜💜 6mo
gradcat @rohit-sawant Thanks for responding—I really appreciate it. And you, too, @Cinfhen ...plus, I was wondering if I might get your help with something...could I email you, for example? 6mo
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Cinfhen Sure! Cindyh666 at iCloud dot com 6mo
gradcat Thank you so much! Going to email you now. 6mo
batsy Great post 💜 6mo
gradcat @batsy Thank you very much! ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
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Megabooks
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Pickpick

This was a great choice for a #BOTMchallenge reread. I fully blame @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola and @emilyhaldi for my newfound true crime addiction!

C‘mon please Accommack County, #gimmeshelter! So many old, deserted places were burned down by Charlie and Tonya, including the Whispering Pines resort, pictured. It‘s great that no one died, but I really feel for the volunteer firefighters called out night after night during the arson spree. 4⭐️

Mdargusch I 🖤 true crime! This one had me googling and stalking on FB! 6mo
emilyhaldi I‘m due for a good true crime read!!! The best! 6mo
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Megabooks @emilyhaldi Try this one. Cindy recommended it, and I‘m enjoying it. 6mo
Megabooks @Mdargusch oooo...find anything juicy?? I‘m not on fb. This is a really fascinating book!! 6mo
Cinfhen I just requested a whole slew of new True Crime books from NetGalley 😬 @emilyhaldi @Megabooks so far I‘ve been approved for 6mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Someday I‘m going to get on Net Galley! It sounds fun! (edited) 6mo
EadieB @cinfhen @megabooks @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch
I just requested this month from LibraryThing this true crime book to review:
Trace: Who Killed Maria James? by Brown, Rachael
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Mdargusch Sounds good @cinched. I‘ll be waiting for your review. 5mo
Mdargusch I will be waiting for your review too @EadieB 5mo
EadieB @Mdargusch Gotta wait for it to come in the mail so might be awhile! 5mo
Reviewsbylola True crime rocks! And could their pictures be any creepier?! Holy hell! 😣 5mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I know! I don‘t know which is worse, the Halloween picture or the mugshots? That is some eyeliner!!!! 5mo
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Billypar
How to Be Safe | Tom McAllister
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#gimmeshelter #MayMovieMadness
I think the Stones song was written about Vietnam and violence in general during that era, but the lyrics could apply to school shootings. HTBS occurs in the aftermath of a school shooting: I haven't read any other novels or nonfiction on the subject, so I'm curious to try one. Tough to even consider in a time like this when we've just had another one in the U.S., but maybe that means I should read it sooner.

Cinfhen I‘ve previously stacked this book, but don‘t remember hearing much about it. Thanks for the reminder 6mo
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merelybookish
Huckleberry Finn | Mark Twain
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#Gimmeshelter made me think of Huck and Jim, travelling down the river. Then it made me think the point of their journey is to get away from shelter. Then I wondered if what they knew could be called shelter. Then I thought I should re-read Huck Finn since now I'm not sure if I've ever read it. So many thoughts! 🤔
Sorry to make you read them @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant 😆
@maymoviemagic

rohit-sawant Gosh, this has been on my TBR for over a decade now! 6mo
Cinfhen Glad to share those moments with you 😁😘 6mo
britt_brooke It‘s so good. 💚 5mo
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LiterRohde
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“What if you suddenly saw a two-ton great white shark barreling through the air toward your face? Such a sight defies all logic. ‘That‘s fake,‘ you mumble. Your brain shorts out. Your legs won‘t move. Without this book, the best you can hope for is to be killed in a dry pair of underwear.”

#MayMovieMagic | 8: #GimmeShelter

📷: Made with Typorama

rohit-sawant Sharknado is one my fave guilty pleasure movies 😆 6mo
Cinfhen Sharknado makes me think of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 🎶and this book 6mo
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Andrew65
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A bit of lateral thinking for #MayMovieMagic today.
#GimmeShelter is the opening track from the Rolling Stones Album ‘LET IT BLEED‘ and that is the title of the seventh book in the wonderful Rebus Series by Ian Rankin. I loved this book and gave it 5 stars.

Itchyfeetreader Wow that‘s some mental gymnastics - like your style! 6mo
Andrew65 @Itchyfeetreader Thanks. If memory serves me correctly I think he said he named the book after the album. (edited) 6mo
rohit-sawant Great interpretation! 👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
Cinfhen Well done 🙌🏻❣️ 6mo
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