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LibrarianRyan
Because I Love You So Much | Guido Van Genechten
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Mehso-so

3 ⭐ This book has very few pages but lots of words. It starts with a mommy bear and a baby bear and the baby‘s asking questions. The baby tells us everything they already know but then ask mommy when they don‘t know something. These answers get long and while accurate a bit boring. This book wasn‘t bad but it‘s not something to add to my collection

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TheSpineView
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LibrarianRyan i love when willy wonka sings this in Charlie and the chocolate factory. 13h
TheSpineView @LibrarianRyan Yes, and I had totally forgotten about that. Great memory! 11h
45 likes2 comments
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merelybookish
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I don't like Carver's fiction but I do like his poetry. 🤷
#rough #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

Graywacke That is terrific 2d
TheSpineView Wonderful!💜 1d
merelybookish @Graywacke Any poem I find by him is pretty great! 9h
26 likes3 comments
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batsy
I Am the Brother of XX | Fleur Jaeggy
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Letter I

Pared down, minimalist, glacial stories about love and especially its absence, madness, and loneliness. I know, here I go again ? At some point I'll try to think of a "happy" book.

A quote from one of Jaeggy's stories, translated from the Italian by Gini Alhadeff:

"Families are so strong. They have all of advertising on their side. But a person alone is nothing but a shipwreck."

Graywacke Another new to me. Noting! 2d
Lindy I‘m sold on the quote alone. 👍 2d
batsy @Graywacke I am really drawn to her style. I've got this one waiting for me 2d
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batsy @Lindy It's something, isn't it? Every story has sentences that just make you sit up and stop for a bit. 2d
Lindy @batsy my favourite kind of writing 👍 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
BarbaraBB This one is new to me too. Stacking of course! 1d
batsy @BarbaraBB The good thing is that they're really short short stories! A bit like poetry to be read bit by bit imo 🙂 1d
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Maria514626
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For Instant Happiness, Grab a Book and Head Outside
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/06/books/review/reading-outside-pastime.html?ref...

“This summer, The New York Times sent photographers to beaches, parks, courtyards and cafes across the country to document our intrepid tradition of enjoying words and nature at the same time. Their pictures are a reminder of the magnificence and magic of this combination.”
❤️☀️❤️☀️❤️☀️

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LoverOfLearning
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I'm sorry but this has to be my pick!

Oh man, I loved reading only the super embarrassing stories and then just laughing and celebrating that it wasn't me in that situation!

This and the teen magazines were life. 😅

#letterC #alphebetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Louise
Damascus Nights | Rafik Schami
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Pickpick

What a delightful celebration of storytelling! This book contains stories within stories within stories and is filled with charm and quirky characters. It is told in the tradition of Syrian storytelling and gives a few nods to Scheherazade. Book 3 in my #readoutloud project, in which I read aloud to my mother. We both enjoyed it very much, and the story gained something through being “spoken”. #readaroundtheworld #Syria

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shawnmooney
Collected Stories | Elizabeth Bowen
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Blueberry
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One of the last paperbacks I've read.

#PaperbackBkDay #JulyJam
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs I enjoyed this one 🙌🏻 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙📚💛 2w
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AshleyHoss820
Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts | Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose
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Pickpick

I was leaning towards a so-so rating. I felt like the stories could have used more space to grow. The different styles of artwork worked well for me. I went with a pick because Bourdain explained that he wanted to pay homage to the pre-comics code era of Tales From the Crypt et al. It definitely fits the bill. I wish he knew how much we appreciated him. I found this because I was looking for Kitchen Confidential on Scrib‘d. This was a nice bonus.