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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. 2w
Theaelizabet Congratulations on your new digs! 2w
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 💚🍀 2w
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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. 2w
Liz_M @Theaelizabet Thank you! 2w
Liz_M @RidgewayGirl It could be much worse -- I'm only moving two miles; not between two countries. 😁 2w
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. 😁 2w
Liz_M Oh! I forgot to add that this post was brought to you courtesy of the new Web App: www.litsy.com 2w
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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 😞 2w
Kalalalatja 💔💔💔 2w
Leftcoastzen Heartbreaking! 2w
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Cathythoughts It is heartbreaking. Just as @Leftcoastzen says. 2w
rohit-sawant 💔💔 2w
batsy 😔 2w
Hunsakermountain I recommend the book 2w
Eggs 😢😢 2w
mrp27 💔💔💔 2w
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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).


gossamerchild That sounds like a fun read! 2w
HardcoverHearts MUST READ!!! Thank you for posting! 2w
Cinfhen Where is @rubyslippersreads and the Dargusch gang??? I feel like this book is calling them @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola 2w
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rohit-sawant Such a fascinating book! Stacking! 2w
CarolynM 👏👏👏 Great choice! 2w
LauraJ Historical cattiness is so fun! 2w
Susannah Oh, this sounds awesome! 2w
batsy This sounds great! I'd love to take shelter in a country house myself 😆 2w
saresmoore I don‘t think you could have possibly blurbed this in a way that would make me want to read it more! 2w
Moray_Reads I love these editions, they're gorgeous! 2w
rubyslippersreads @Cinfhen Here I am! This sounds right up my alley. 😊 2w
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. 2w
LeahBergen @Moray_Reads Aren‘t they? I only have this one from the series. 2w
Moray_Reads @LeahBergen I only have one too, but I love the covers 2w
Mdargusch You‘re right @Cinfhen Stacking! 2w
Melissa_J I love the cover! 2w
Reviewsbylola Hahaha it‘s been a wild week!! @Cinfhen 1w
emilyhaldi Well that was an easy stack 1w
Aimeesue Slightly Foxed had a piece on him if I remember correctly. 1w
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(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 ❣️🙌🏻 2w
rohit-sawant 💜💜 2w
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? 2w
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Cinfhen Sure! Cindyh666 at iCloud dot com 2w
gradcat Thank you so much! Going to email you now. 2w
batsy Great post 💜 2w
gradcat @batsy Thank you very much! ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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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! 2w
emilyhaldi I‘m due for a good true crime read!!! The best! 2w
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Megabooks @emilyhaldi Try this one. Cindy recommended it, and I‘m enjoying it. 2w
Megabooks @Mdargusch oooo...find anything juicy?? I‘m not on fb. This is a really fascinating book!! 2w
Cinfhen I just requested a whole slew of new True Crime books from NetGalley 😬 @emilyhaldi @Megabooks so far I‘ve been approved for 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Someday I‘m going to get on Net Galley! It sounds fun! (edited) 2w
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
Mdargusch Sounds good @cinched. I‘ll be waiting for your review. 2w
Mdargusch I will be waiting for your review too @EadieB 2w
EadieB @Mdargusch Gotta wait for it to come in the mail so might be awhile! 2w
Reviewsbylola True crime rocks! And could their pictures be any creepier?! Holy hell! 😣 1w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I know! I don‘t know which is worse, the Halloween picture or the mugshots? That is some eyeliner!!!! 1w
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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 2w
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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 😆

rohit-sawant Gosh, this has been on my TBR for over a decade now! 2w
Cinfhen Glad to share those moments with you 😁😘 2w
britt_brooke It‘s so good. 💚 1w
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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 😆 2w
Cinfhen Sharknado makes me think of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 🎶and this book 2w
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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! 2w
Andrew65 @Itchyfeetreader Thanks. If memory serves me correctly I think he said he named the book after the album. (edited) 2w
rohit-sawant Great interpretation! 👏🏼👏🏼 2w
Cinfhen Well done 🙌🏻❣️ 2w
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