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Alt-culture vulture. Solitudinarian. Ethical vegan. Thrift store virtuoso. Budget bibliophile.
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Provenance by Ann Leckie
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Snap by Belinda Bauer
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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
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Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
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The Answers: A Novel by Catherine Lacey
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Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King, Owen King
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It by Stephen King
The Resident Witch | Marian Templeton Place
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Watch out, @WeeziesBooks! Something wicked this way comes...

#witchpleaseswap @monalyisha

monalyisha Thanks for the tag! 🖤🔮 5y
WeeziesBooks Yay, thank you! Did you get yours today? Tracking said it was delivered. 5y
2BR02B @WeeziesBooks I'm actually out of town this week, so I won't be able to check until the weekend. 😬 5y
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vivastory Is everything okay? I've missed seeing your posts. Hope everything is going well. 5y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Hope all is well. You're missed around these parts. 5y
Trashcanman Where'd you go hope all is well 5y
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I am trying to explain to my boyfriend how I am writing an erotic fanfiction based on a metafictional YA fantasy novel that's a spinoff of a different YA novel that is a love letter to Harry Potter fandom and he's been sitting here with Michael Keaton eyebrows for at least five minutes now.

I guess I'll need to wait until he's somewhat less stoned. Or attempt to draw him a diagram.

I guess this is my life now.

saresmoore Bahahahaha! Yeah, I wanna read that. I get it. (edited) 5y
britt_brooke 😆 5y
tournevis Don't worry. I get it too. 5y
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GripLitGrl 😄😄 5y
BlameJennyJane Maybe a teensy less stoned and an infographic would do the trick! 🤣 5y
Leftcoastzen 👏😂 5y
kyraleseberg If he's stoned he just needs like an extra 20 minutes to think through it. Or a Snickers. 😂 5y
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 5y
Trashcanman Where ya been? 5y
TheRiehlDeal So… how‘s the book coming along? He still giving you that stare? 😆 2y
Nute 😆OMG! I love this post. Did you finish your book? 2y
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Baz: So far, dating Simon Snow hasn't been the erotic gropefest I imagined...

Me, opening a Word document: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED


tournevis Ha! 5y
SkeletonKey 😍😍😍 5y
Branwen *SWOONS* 😍 5y
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Reggie Lol 5y
BookwormAHN 😻😸😻 5y
sprainedbrain 😍😍😍 5y
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Um, wow. So, what exactly characterizes a "Schwarzenegger dick?" Is it vaguely European? Ostentatiously muscular? A futuristic cyborg penis covered in human skin?

This is one of the most hilariously baffling descriptors I've read in recent memory.

jpmcwisemorgan Um, what?! 5y
Burghbookaddict Def the last one. 5y
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wanderinglynn I‘m so confused & maybe a little horrified. 😳 But since she used the word “plowed”, I‘m guessing the latter. 5y
llwheeler ... does he have different ones to choose from? That the narrator needs to specify? Lol editorial notes on this section would be interesting to see 5y
GondorGirl @llwheeler 😂😂😂 5y
2BR02B @llwheeler right? I have so many questions! 5y
tournevis I'd bet it's tiny because of all the steroids. 5y
SkeletonKey Whaaaaaat 😂 5y
julesG @tournevis 😂😂😂😂 5y
kyraleseberg 😂😂😂😂 5y
Reggie I loved this book!!!! 5y
CouronneDhiver Cyborg, for sure. Lol 5y
britt_brooke Dying. 😆😆😆 5y
monalyisha Ha! I took this in stride. Registered it as “beefy & veiny” & moved on. 😅 5y
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I brought up Dunning-Kruger Effect during the Q&A, then explained what it was, and Ling Ma wrote this nice message in my book. 😍


AmyG Nice! 5y
britt_brooke Very cool! 5y
LazyDays That's awesome. 5y
RebelGrrrl So cool! Also I heart this book so much! 5y
monalyisha Nice! 🙌🏻 Curious about the rest of your question! 5y
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The Glass Menagerie | Tennessee Williams
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I laughed way too hard at this.

DGRachel 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 5y
LauraBeth 😂😂😂 5y
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tjwill 🙌🏽 Puns! 5y
Q84 Hahaha! 5y
vivastory 😂😂 5y
LeahBergen 😂😂 5y
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After hearing Rebecca Traister reference her admiration for this book and Cooper 2-3 times, I knew I needed my own copy. Serendipitously, my local indie was selling remaindered copies for half price! 🤘

Branwen So awesome! 😀 5y
mrozzz Yay!! Enjoy! It‘s excellent. 5y
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Amazing turnout for Rebecca Traister's talk tonight. #WIBookFest

mrozzz L U C K Y!!! 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I am so jealous!! 5y
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The Tiger's Daughter | K. Arsenault Rivera
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I picked up these two novels after seeing K Arsenault Rivera speak at #WIBookFest this morning. She was witty and entertaining, and I'm really excited to dig into these Mongolian-inspired fantasy with two lesbian MCs. #queerbooks

Leftcoastzen I was wondering if anyone on Litsy was there.Looks like they have a good lineup. 5y
2BR02B @Leftcoastzen it was really fun! I went to six author talks, but there were others (Rebecca Makkai, Lucy Tan) I would have loved to have seen as well. 5y
Leftcoastzen I love book festivals . If I got my stuff together I‘d go to more . Been to LA , SF more than once, Tucson once.Always so much to do,hard to choose. 5y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘ve got the first book but it‘s still TBR. The cover art for these is so amazing. 5y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I really enjoyed seeing Chloe Benjamin speak at #WIBookFest last night. Particularly about her struggles with anxiety and how they influenced her conceptualization of the Gold siblings- each trying to decide how to live with the knowledge of when they will die. I'm only about a quarter of the way through the book, but I can tell knowing more about her writing process will enrich my reading experience.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I really enjoyed this book! 5y
2BR02B @JanuarieTimewalker13 I'm into it so far, though I did find Simon's section to be a bit abrupt. 5y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I read it over 2 months ago...I don‘t remember Simon‘s part being short but I just take things as they come..not sure I would notice that.I think I liked his section the best, although they were all good...I think Simon is first, right? The first sister she writes about is really interesting too...forgot her name..she was the magician. The way that story unfolded was really interesting. (edited) 5y
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Give Me Your Hand | Megan E Abbott
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Though I like thrillers in theory, in practice I often feel let down by their depictions of women- even at the hands of female authors. Women obsessed with marriage, childbirth, and interpersonal drama are difficult for me to relate to as I've never desired any of those things. The women of this book are a different breed entirely: intelligent, ambitious, morally nuanced. It's a breath of fresh air, and sure to please the feminist INTPs out there.

Leftcoastzen Sounds good ! 5y
Clare-Dragonfly Two picks in a row for this book on my Litsy feed! 5y
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WHEREAS: Poems | Layli Long Soldier
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Two more Native authors from my TBR- a collection of poetry and a memoir, both recommended to me by Tommy Orange.


vivastory If you haven't read it, I highly recommend 5y
Redwritinghood These are both really good. Hope you enjoy them. 5y
2BR02B @vivastory that sounds fantastic! Stacking. 5y
vivastory It's one of my favorite poetry collections of the post few years. 5y
TieDyeDude Heart Berries blew me away! 5y
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay!

For a little TBR inspiration, Rebecca Roanhorse published this list of five Indigenous speculative fiction authors you should be reading: https://www.tor.com/2018/06/27/five-indigenous-speculative-fiction-authors-you-s...

Robothugs Ohh thank you so much for posting this list! 5y
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Planning to start this one this week. Hoping it will provide some wisdom/perspective useful in processing recent events. 🤞

(Side note: Jerry Brown? Really?)

vivastory I find myself adopting a stoic attitude more than I'd like to admit 5y
2BR02B @vivastory there's a time and a place for that- when interviewing for a job on the Supreme Court, for instance. 5y
saresmoore @2BR02B Ha! Yeah... 5y
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Leftcoastzen On Jerry,his original track was Jesuit, and he did go to Japan to study zen in the 1980s. 5y
5280reader Curious to know how it is... I need some political zen. 5y
2BR02B @Leftcoastzen that explains a lot about the song "California Uber Alles." 5y
Leftcoastzen Brown has definitely given mixed messages during his political career and his “off time”. 5y
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Here's my #bookhaul from yesterday's #librarysale. Not bad for $9!

Leftcoastzen Very nice! 5y
RadicalReader @2BR02B what‘s the tattoo on your wrist say? 5y
saresmoore Excellent! 5y
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AmyG Nice haul! 5y
goodbyefrancie Wish we had Zinn's voice to add to the world now. Great stack! 5y
2BR02B @RadicalReader It's my name in Sanskrit (Dana). In Buddhism it refers to the practice of cultivating generosity. 5y
2BR02B @goodbyefrancie I know. I've been thinking of him often recently. 5y
RadicalReader @2BR02B such a wonderful idea for a tattoo so marvelously terrifically talented 5y
Valink My library book sale is coming up in a few weeks. I‘m going to try not to buy anything else until the sale, we‘ll see if I stick to it! 5y
tammysue Nice! 5y
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It's #SelfCareSaturday!

I spent the morning browsing my local library sale (haul post forthcoming). Now I'm getting solo brunch and starting the tagged novel, recommended to me by @readordierachel. Hope you're all having a lovely Saturday.

jpmcwisemorgan I started this one but got distracted. I‘m trying to finish all the books I‘ve started and set aside for something new and shiny do I can start next year fresh. 5y
sprainedbrain I love this book! The audio is fantastic, too. 👌🏻 5y
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It | Stephen King
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And the award for parent of the year goes to...

Bookgirl 😂😂 5y
IamIamIam This is beyond fantastic!!!! 5y
kamoorephoto Oh shIT, this is BLOODY AWESOME. 5y
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bibliobliss Too much 😂 5y
ju.ca.no Brilliant😂😂 5y
BookwormAHN That is fantastic 🎈 5y
Elisa This is way too awesome!! 5y
kspenmoll Wonderful!!! 5y
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The Death of Truth | Michiko Kakutani
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Some of her conclusions seemed slightly specious to me (I think Jacques Derrida, for one, would take umbrage with being indirectly blamed for the Trump administration), but I definitely think this is worth reading. One of the most salient points is where Kakutani draws attention to how Trump&Co strategically deploy a constant onslaught of misinformation in order to overwhelm and exhaust their opposition. It's a good reminder to stay engaged, 👇

2BR02B no matter how tempting it is to tune out current events. Your feelings of helplessness are what they're counting on. Don't give it to them. 5y
Leftcoastzen Thank you for your insightful post ✊Stay strong. 5y
Susannah Overwhelm and exhaust indeed. Thank you for the reminder that giving in to it is what they want. 5y
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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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I officially met the Goodreads reading goal I set at the beginning of the year, so I decided to increase my goal by 30. Last year I read 135 books, so this would also be an all-time personal record. 😁


Librarybelle Congratulations! 5y
InLibrisVeritas Congrats and good luck on your new goal. 5y
Branwen Whoo hoo! Congrats! 5y
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wanderinglynn Wow! Way to go! 👏🏻🎉 5y
TheSpineView Way to go! 5y
ErikasMindfulShelf 🎉🎉👏👏 5y
sprainedbrain Woohoo! You go! 🎉🎉🎉 5y
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 5y
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Short story author Kelly Link has been named one of 25 recipients of this year's MacArthur Genius Grant!

She's an author I'm convinced I'd love if I ever got around to reading her work. It might be time to bump her to the top of my TBR list. Are you a fan?

2BR02B Side note: I know Octavia Butler is the only science fiction author to win the prize to date, but is Link the first fantasy author to do so? 5y
Beachesnbooks Love her! That‘s awesome! 5y
readordierachel She's fantastic. I started with this one and I'm a fan for life 5y
2BR02B @readordierachel do you have a favorite story of hers? 5y
readordierachel Some favorites are "The Surfer," "Monsters," "The Specialist's Hat," and "Pretty Monsters." She does weird really well. Sorry I couldn't pick just one :) 5y
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#recommendsday request: between the current news cycle and personal tragedy, I've had a hard time concentrating on reading this past week. If anyone could recommend me something light and feel-good to read, I'd be most obliged. Thank you!

hlgreenfield I'm sorry you are having a hard time lately! Hope you feel better ☺️ as for light reads, my comfort reads are usually re-reading Harry potter or Jane Austen so I may not be very helpful! 5y
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare Sorry to hear. I always turn to Jeeves and Wooster when I want to take a break from the world with something easy and fun to read. If you're unfamiliar with them, you can dive in anywhere, but The World of Jeeves is a collection of short stories if you want to dip your toe in the water and see if you like it (edited) 5y
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BibliOphelia Sorry to hear. I‘m much in the same boat and so listening to Northanger Abbey on audio. Recently finished the tagged book, which was a light distraction. Good luck! 5y
saresmoore So sorry, friend. I‘m terrible at recommending light reads, but I really enjoyed this silly gem. 5y
CatLass007 Sorry to hear... I recommend the first in the Phryne Fisher Mysteries 5y
CatLass007 Beautiful kitty. 5y
2BR02B @DivineDiana yes, it was a really fun read! 5y
2BR02B @Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare I think I actually have My Man Jeeves on my kindle. Perhaps I'll give it a shot. Thanks! 5y
2BR02B @BibliOphelia I read that one a couple of years ago. Almost wish I had saved it now, as you're right, it was a fun distraction. 5y
2BR02B @saresmoore that sounds delightful. Stacking! 5y
2BR02B @CatLass007 I have the audiobook for Cocaine Blues. I'll give it a listen. Thanks! 5y
DaveNeufeld Sadly it‘s still 3 weeks out, but it‘s the memoir you‘ve been waiting your whole life for, if I‘m not mistaken 😂 5y
CatLass007 You‘re welcome. 5y
readordierachel Sorry to hear things have been tough. This just came out and from the little bit I've read, is delightful 5y
Reggie John and Hazel‘s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren. It‘s hilarious and nice, and has a happy ending. 5y
2BR02B @DaveNeufeld 😂😂 I can't wait to never read that! 5y
2BR02B @readordierachel looks like fun. Do I need to read the prequel first? 5y
readordierachel I don't think you absolutely need to, but the main character is introduced there, so it wouldn't hurt if you're so inclined. The first one is delightful too. 5y
2BR02B @Reggie looks right up my alley. Stacked! 👍 5y
Mollyanna Sorry to hear that things are not great right now! Sending positive thoughts. I would say anything by Christopher Moore! He cracks me up every time. Or for a go get‘em gal with attitude 5y
Velvetfur Lots of love and healing vibes to you, I hope things start to improve for you soon xxx I would suggest 'Roccoco' by Adriana Triggiani, as it's such a cute little feel-good story, she writes characters so well and with humour too 😊 5y
2BR02B @Mollyanna I've already read all the Parasol Protectorate books, but diving into her YA series (Finishing School, I believe?) might be fun. 5y
Mollyanna I‘ve heard great things about the YA series! Hope it helps. 5y
2BR02B @Velvetfur thank you! ❤ I've never read anything by Adriana Trigiani, but that sounds interesting. 5y
2BR02B @Dragon I liked The Rosie Project a lot! Do you know if the sequel is as good? 5y
Crazeedi @Velvetfur @2BR02B I love Adrianna ! (edited) 5y
Linsy I‘m a bit late, but if you haven‘t tried Where‘d You Go Bernadette? or The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, both of those books lifted my spirits. The first in a more overtly hilarious way and the second in a feel-good way. Hope you find a book that helps! 5y
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Black Cat | Edgar Allen Poe
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It's been a difficult few days. I had to say goodbye to my sweet Nox on Saturday, after he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. The blood transfusions he would have likely needed for the rest of his life to stay healthy were too much of a financial burden at $1200-$2200 each and I made the heartbreaking decision to put him to sleep. I only took him in a year ago, so our time together was brief, but he brightened every day with 👇

2BR02B his charming, affable personality. He deserved more time on Earth than his two short years, but I'm happy to have had the privilege of knowing him. 5y
Lel2403 So sorry to hear of your loss. A virtual hug x 5y
2BR02B @Lel2403 thank you so much. ❤ 5y
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Bookzombie I‘m so sorry. That is such a hard decision to make. Big hugs. 5y
TheSpineView So sorry for your loss. 5y
Suzze I‘m sure your heart is broken. Hugs. 5y
hissingpotatoes I'm so sorry. It's never easy. ❤ 5y
wanderinglynn I‘m so sorry for your loss. 🌈❤️🐱 5y
Susanita I‘m so sorry. He looks like a real sweetheart. 😢💔 5y
Shae_Purcell Oh I am so so sorry. ☹️ 5y
Erofan 😢 5y
Mdargusch I‘m so sorry. 😥 5y
Thndrstd I‘m so sorry 5y
IamIamIam Awww, so sorry for you! 5y
GypsyKat I am so, so very sorry for your loss. It‘s been almost two months since we lost our dog, Rocky but I still cry every day. Pets are family. They leave their paw prints on our hearts forever. 💙💙💙 5y
Lreads I‘m so sorry for your loss. 😢💔 5y
AnneCecilie I'm so sorry 😢 5y
Redwritinghood 💔💔💕💕 5y
MinDea I'm so sorry for your loss. 💙💙 5y
DGRachel I‘m so sorry for your loss. {{hugs}} 5y
llwheeler So sorry for your loss 5y
vivastory I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure he knew that he was loved. 5y
julesG I'm sorry for your loss. 5y
Eyelit So very sorry for your loss. Take good care 💙💙💙 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im so sorry. Take comfort in the time you had together. ❤️ 5y
Susannah Oh, I‘m so sorry. I lost four kitties in the space of 2-1/2 years (lucky for me, they were all seniors). It always hurts your heart. 5y
Leftcoastzen That is heartbreaking,so sorry for your loss.💙💔 5y
LeahBergen Oh, I‘m so sorry! 💔 5y
quietlycuriouskate I'm so sorry. He looks a lovely cat. ❤ 5y
Soubhiville 😢 I‘m sorry. It‘s never easy. May you find peace in your memory of him. 5y
2BR02B @GypsyKat that is so true. I feel very fortunate to have my two other cats. Their presence has been a real comfort this week. 5y
Tamra 💜 5y
Reggie I‘m so sorry. 5y
2BR02B @Tamra @Reggie thank you both. 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s a tough decision! I‘m so sorry. ♥️♥️ 5y
Birdsong28 So sorry for your loss ❤️😘📚📖 5y
BookwormAHN So sorry, hugs 😿 5y
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 5y
readordierachel So sorry for your loss 5y
Clare-Dragonfly Oh no, I‘m so sorry 😿❤️ 5y
Graciouswarriorprincess I am so sorry! 5y
Purrfectpages I‘m so sorry for your loss! 5y
Jas16 I am so sorry 5y
ErikasMindfulShelf I‘m so sorry for your loss 💕 5y
britt_brooke I‘m so sorry, sweetie. 💔 5y
Crazeedi Oh my heart is breaking for you, my daughter has a kitty with FEV and she's just waiting.... sending my heartfelt prayers for comfort for you in your loss, what a sweet kitty, I'm sure you made his days special (edited) 5y
2BR02B @Crazeedi how awful for your daughter and her cat. 😔 I hope for the best possible outcome. Thank you for your kind thoughts. 5y
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Hey, you. You know who you are.

Be kind to yourself today. Take solace in the fact that if there is a hell, a special place is surely reserved for white male Republicans who apologize to an accused sex abuser for everything he's been through after not being able to look his accuser in the face.

I'm going to smoke a bowl and power down for the evening. Goodnight all.

sammisho 👏👏👏 Amen. 5y
Leftcoastzen Couldn‘t say it better myself.👏👏👏👏👏 5y
MicrobeMom Truth! 5y
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Chrissyreadit That was an embarrassment to watch. Unreal that this individual is considered quality by anyone. Dr Ford on the other hand is my hero. 5y
JamieArc Thank you ❤️💜💙🖤 5y
mrozzz 💗💗💗💗💗 5y
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Friends With Benefits | Kelly Jamieson
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I mean... 🤷‍♀️

wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 5y
jpmcwisemorgan Seems reasonable to me. 5y
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Cathythoughts 👍🏻😂 5y
thereadingowlvina 😂😂😂 5y
bibliobliss Yes!! 5y
Amiable 😄👍🏼 5y
LibrarianRyan 😜😜😜😝😝🤪🤪 5y
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Things I learned from hearing Tommy Orange speak at #WIBookFest:
1. He doesn't enjoy public speaking, but does it well nonetheless.
2. He loves both Nick Drake and MF Doom.
3. He once pulled a set of spider legs out of his own leg, and decided to include the freaky occurrence in his novel.

DGRachel #3 🤢🤢 5y
LeahBergen No! 🤮 5y
emilyhaldi The spider leg story has me SO confused!!!! 5y
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BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi Me too! I couldn‘t believe it‘s real! 5y
Clare-Dragonfly OH NO. Is he sure they weren‘t ingrown hairs?! 5y
vivastory Nick Drake AND MF Doom?! My kind of eclectic! 5y
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The Goblin Emperor | Katherine Addison
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Rereading one of my favorite fantasy novels for my spec fic book club this week. Here's hoping it's as delightful as I remember! 🤞

readordierachel Cool pic! 5y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk My favorite book I read last year! And definitely one I will revisit again. Pro tip: the audio is fantastic as well and makes those names a little easier to process. 5y
vivastory Insert meme: One does not simply delay reading a book praised by both @TobeyTheScavengerMonk & @2BR02B 5y
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Stacy_31 🤢😭🤢😭🤢😭 5y
Carolhreads Ew ew ew!!!!! Omg! Stop it!!! 😢😳🤮🤢😷 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😦😧😱🤮😵 5y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im going to be giving that book the side-eye now. It‘s in my TBR. 5y
tammysue A great book I enjoyed but that part.. yuck! 🤢 5y
DGRachel Wait. What?? 🤢 5y
LazyDays 😄 5y
Reggie Lol 5y
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I almost swore off Ruth Ware after the disappointment that was The Lying Game. I'm glad I didn't, because her most recent novel is also her best. Setting is always paramount in a Ware novel- the cabin in the woods, the cruise ship, the boarding school- but none are so thoroughly suffused with gothic menace as Trepassen House. A tense, twisty read highly recommended for fans of Christie, Highsmith, et al.

MinDea I really enjoyed The Death of Mrs Westaway too! 5y
saresmoore I‘m intrigued! 5y
Alfoster It was good!!😍😍 5y
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Tamra I liked it too! 5y
larah17 Is this the book cover? It‘s so eerie 👀 5y
802Librarian That is a creepy picture. 👍 5y
2BR02B @larah17 Nope, just a pic from Google images that I thought represented the book well. 5y
larah17 @2BR02B that picture has made me want to read the book now 😁 5y
CouronneDhiver I heard something about a paranormal element here... true? That‘s the reason I haven‘t read it so far 5y
2BR02B @CouronneDhiver there's not really a paranormal element. The protagonist reads tarot cards for a living, but the cards are never represented as having mystical powers- quite the opposite, in fact. 5y
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I spent the weekend in a cabin on the lake in rural Wisconsin. The weather was gorgeous, but 3G was spotty and I missed my Litsy friends. I must say not being able to compulsively refresh my news feed did a world of good for my mental health, though. Coming back to reality was difficult.

Happy Monday, Littens! I just finished the tagged book- review forthcoming. 😁

Mollyanna Sounds very relaxing! 5y
AmyG I love having no wi-fi. Not knowing the news is glorious. And yes...coming back to reality is not glorious at all. Sounds like a lovely time. 5y
Thndrstd I‘m jealous 5y
AlaMich Where in Wisconsin? I live in Chicago and I‘m always eager to hear about vacation spots within a reasonable drive. 5y
2BR02B @AlaMich it was Lake Montello, about an hour's drive north of Madison. 5y
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Friday | Robert A. Heinlein
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1. Presented without comment.
2. Why did the Norwegian navy add barcodes to the sides of their ships? So they could scan-da-navi-an.

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

BarbaraTheBibliophage 🤣🤣👻👻 5y
BarbaraJean 😂🤣👏🏼 5y
LeahBergen 😂😂 to both! 5y
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Cathythoughts So crazy 😜😂 5y
howjessicareads 😂😂 5y
Ddzmini 👻🤣🤣🤣 5y
DoonTheGoon I laughed way too hard at this. 5y
sprainedbrain Oh my. Can‘t stop laughing! 5y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Yandy.com, originator of such classic Halloween mainstays as "sexy pizza rat" and "sexy corn," have now released a sexy Handmaid's Tale costume and I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

Valink Ugh 🤦‍♀️ 5y
vivastory Uhhh....just when I thought I couldn't be surprised by anymore examples of irony is dead 5y
Susannah Ew 5y
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Leftcoastzen That is disgusting! 5y
Amanda.T 🤦🏻‍♀️ And I thought that I couldn‘t be any more disgusted with all of the “sexy fill-in-the-blank” options out there. 5y
Jas16 😱 5y
Crystalblu Barf! 🤢🤮 5y
Branwen We meed to move off planet. Like now! 😵🤢 5y
xicanti My god. 5y
alysonimagines Ironic much? 😵 5y
Kappadeemom Pantyhose not included..people still wear those? 5y
ElleSkel 😢 5y
britt_brooke 🙈🙈🙈 5y
Leftcoastzen I agree with @Branwen 5y
moarbookspleaze Oy vey. 5y
Bklover 😫😫😫🤮 5y
bookandcat Over his eye, since the skirt is definitely not underneath it. 5y
TheBookbabeblog84 😒 This definitely made me want to scream today. 5y
SkeletonKey 😰 5y
emilyhaldi Lol 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai 😂🤷‍♂️ 5y
BekahB 🤦‍♀️ 5y
LibrarianRyan Ughhhhhhhhh 5y
TheWordJar “Brave Red Maiden”! Princess Bride is running through my head now—“I do not think it means what you think it means.” 🤦🏻‍♀️ 5y
Oryx Ugh 5y
shaynarae Can‘t. Even. 5y
Soubhiville Well. That‘s bizarre and totally missing the point. 5y
Clare-Dragonfly 🤯🤢 5y
CoffeeCatsBooks 😱😱😱 5y
Lisaw13 Seriously?! Ugh.... 5y
MicheleinPhilly Save me a seat on the next rocket ship outta here. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬 5y
Lisaw13 Just saw this in the news: "Probably because “sexy oppression” is a tough sell to most, Yandy‘s top brass reversed course soon after the backlash picked up steam, removing the item from its online storefront." 5y
staci.reads 🤬😡 5y
staci.reads @TheWordJar 🤣 I've been using that line all too frequently lately...especially when watching the news 😒 5y
TK421 WOW... 5y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Energize transporter.

LauraBeth That makes what the NYC subway looked like in the 90s 😂 5y
Reviewsbylola Wow! Love it. 5y
night_shift I've never seen this before. I ride transit all the time and I've only seen like two people reading actual books. It's a shame. 5y
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Night Soil | Dale Peck
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Today's #libraryhaul includes a pair of recently published novels, as well as efforts to redress my cinematic illiteracy via film recommendations from @vivastory and @TobeyTheScavengerMonk.

vivastory I hope you enjoy it! I watched it again a few years ago & it seemed to have aged fairly well. 5y
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Has this book been successful as a conversation-starter? I think so. Is it destined to go down as a literary classic? I seriously doubt it.

Like many debut novels, Vox suffers from an identity crisis. It spends the first three quarters cribbing a great deal from Atwood, both conceptually and stylistically. For the last quarter, it makes an abrupt tonal shift and starts reading like a conspiracy-laden political thriller. It's jarring. 👇

2BR02B Dalcher's prose is also nowhere near as polished as Atwood's. Among its flaws is an over-reliance on modern cultural touchstones that shows a lack of imagination and is bound to make the novel seem dated within a decade or two. 5y
Reviewsbylola This sounds like what I expected. I still haven‘t decided if I‘m going to read it. 5y
2BR02B Although the main character, Jean, seems to be a polarizing figure in terms of likability and relatability, one thing the novel does well is her introspection. Rather than blaming right-wing Christians or men as a whole for her predicament, Jean acknowledges her own contribution by failing to participate in social activism. 5y
2BR02B In this way, the book is not just a cautionary tale, but a clarion call for all types of social justice. One that I think is highly prescient in our current administration. So while I can see myself recommending this book to many people, it will likely be with the caveat that they shouldn't expect to love it. 5y
2BR02B @Reviewsbylola that's a tough call. If you're looking for a book that will stir you to civic involvement, this could be it? But in terms of dystopian cautionary tales I would definitely recommend The Handmaid's Tale or Parable of the Sower over this. 5y
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I have a review for this novel forthcoming, but I'd like to make a comment first.

Presently, the top review for this book on Goodreads can be summarized in three words: "not all Christians." If I had any doubts about the plausibility of Dalcher's premise, this reviewer successfully dispelled them- though I doubt that was his intent. Denying privilege, disowning responsibility, downplaying systemic issues as "a few bad apples"... ?

2BR02B These are textbook methods to avoid engaging with the forces of oppression. To remain silent, and therefore complicit. Don't be like this- if this book offends or otherwise makes you feel uncomfortable, ask yourself why. 5y
2BR02B And don't chalk it up to "Christian persecution." In a country that is 70% Christian that concept is no less disingenuous than "reverse racism" or "misandry." 5y
UrsulaMonarch 👏👏👏 5y
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UrsulaMonarch Can‘t wait for your review! 5y
saresmoore Aaaand stacked! 5y
kyraleseberg I wasn't a huge fan of the book because I thought the ending was a bit too neat and convenient but Dalcher was completely successful in starting a dialogue on how easily this could happen and starting some heated debates, especially where religion is concerned. I appreciate a book that opens discussion and makes people uncomfortable. I'm looking forward to your review! 5y
BibliOphelia Hear, hear! 5y
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Book: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Author: N.K. Jemisin
Movie: La jetée
TV Show: Jessica Jones
Food: jackfruit

#manicmonday #letterJ @JoScho

DivineDiana Watching the Jonathan Strange TV series now and absolutely loving it! 5y
Guildedearlobe @DivineDiana I‘ve been thinking about watching the show but haven‘t taken the plunge yet. I‘m glad to hear its good 5y
EchoLogical N.K. Jemisin! 5y
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tournevis Jemisin! La Jetée!!! 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I ❤️Jonathan Strange!! I wish she‘d written another book . . . 5y
Morr_Books Ugh....I forgot about Jessica Jones. Good call! 5y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk La jetée! Tracked that one down when I found out that it inspired 12 Monkeys. 5y
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The Soldier's Scoundrel | Cat Sebastian
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I found plenty to like with this one: one of the protagonists is disabled, but doesn't allow it to define him. The fact that the characters experience an immediate physical attraction, but their romance is more of a slow burn struck me as very realistic to the period. I also enjoyed the mystery aspect- it gave the characters something to do and helped move the plot along. I'll definitely be reading more by this author. #queerbooks

TsundokuAleax I keep seeing this one and a few others. Now that reviews are starting to show up on my feed, I may finally give them a go. 5y
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Angela Carter has been on my bucket list of authors to try for years, so there's no way I'm saying no to this #audibledailydeal.

vivastory She's brilliant! 5y
Ubookquitous Yep! Saw it and hit the button so fast! This is a favorite and to now have the audiobook version read by two great actors (not just voice), so no brainer 5y
Burghbookaddict I bought this one too! 5y
rachelsbrittain Ohh same thanks for the heads up! 5y
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At my local pagan pride fest shopping for my #witchpleaseswap swapmate, and I couldn't resist taking a photo of this banner. 😆


AmyG 🖤 5y
sprainedbrain I wish I had something local like this!! 5y
monalyisha YESSS! 5y
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Craftylikefox Love it! That sounds like a really great event 5y
LibrarianRyan That is awesome. 5y
CampbellTaraL Yay! The best 😄 5y
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The premise of this romance- two women who fall in love over a D&D campaign- really appealed to me, and I loved the geeky references sprinkled throughout (even though the author committed the cardinal sin of- gasp- mixing up Star Wars and Star Trek. 🤦‍♀️) It was a sweet and poignant story, but I wish the characters had been a bit more developed, and that there had been a little more conflict to overcome. #queerbooks

Crystalblu I kind of want to read it just to get pissed about the Trek/Wars mix up 😜 5y
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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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When #botm sent me a replacement for The Line That Held Us, they also included a second copy of this for whatever reason. Anyone up for a #BOTMBookSwap?

ErikasMindfulShelf What are you looking for? I would love to swap. 5y
ErikasMindfulShelf My most recent ones are The Dinner List and Still Lives but I have a lot. 5y
2BR02B @irre is The Dinner List any good? I already have Still Lives. 5y
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2BR02B I'm also interested in The Summer Wives, The Book of Essie, Our Kind of Cruelty, and Other People's Houses. 5y
ErikasMindfulShelf The dinner list was ok. Didn‘t love it. I have to check if I have Our Kind of Cruelty. Not a BOTM copy but think I have a regular copy. 5y
2BR02B @irre I'll take it if you've got it! 5y
ErikasMindfulShelf @2BR02B I have it. Email me erikaloiacono at yahoo and I‘ll mail it out media mail. 5y
ErikasMindfulShelf It‘s in the mail and should arrive by Thursday. 5y
2BR02B @irre I mailed yours this morning. ETA is Tuesday, 10/2. 5y
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Playin' catch up:

Book: Ice Planet Barbarians
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Movie: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
TV show: I Shouldn't Be Alive
Food: Iced soy latte

#manicmonday #letterI @JoScho

2BR02B Also, if anyone (like @vivastory or @TobeyTheScavengerMonk for instance) wants to use my answer to the movie prompt as an excuse to rank their favorite Terry Gilliam films, I wouldn't complain. 5y
JoScho 💛💛💛 5y
vivastory Challenge accepted! 5y
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vivastory Monty Python & Holy Grail, Twelve Monkeys, Fear & Loathing, Brazil, Tideland, Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, Time Bandits, Zero Theorem, Brothers Grimm 5y
vivastory What are your rankings? 5y
2BR02B @vivastory what about Baron Munchausen? 5y
vivastory I haven't seen it yet 😬 5y
2BR02B @vivastory fair enough. I've never seen Twelve Monkeys. 5y
vivastory It's one of the very few movies that I immediately rewatched as soon as it was over. The only other time I recall doing that is after watching Primer 5y
2BR02B Brazil > Monty Python and the Holy Grail > The Adventures of Baron Munchausen > Time Bandits > Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas > The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus > The Brothers Grimm > Zero Theorem > Tideland 5y
2BR02B @vivastory I'm putting in a library hold for the dvd so I can correct this oversight immediately. 5y
vivastory Even though I rated it last, I always felt like Brothers Grimm was underappreciated. I will definitely be checking out Baron Munchausen, especially after your high rating! 5y
2BR02B @vivastory that's because much like Wes Anderson, the worst Terry Gilliam film is still much better than the majority of cinematic fare. 5y
vivastory You speak the truth, my friend 5y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Sorry it has taken me awhile! It‘s been running in the back of my brain and has been a great way to get my mind off hurricane prep. @vivastory You must watch Munchausen! And both of you need to watch The Fisher King!!! Go to imdb and look at that cast! Okay, here we go: 5y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk The Adventures of Baron Munchausen > Monty Python and the Holy Grail > The Fisher King > 12 Monkeys > Brazil > The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus > Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas > The Brother‘s Grimm > Jabberwocky 5y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Also @vivastory I love Primer so so so much. 5y
vivastory @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Did you have to evacuate? I hope you are somewhere safe! I definitely plan on remedying the Munchausen oversight. Ditto The Fisher King. Primer is pretty much flawless, one of the few time travel films that doesn't talk down to the audience. Genius film. 5y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk We are up on the Virginia line and well away from the coast, but basically the whole state is going to get some level of intense weather. Not much of a chance of flooding unless things get really crazy, but long-term power loss is kind of hanging over our heads. 5y
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HECK YES. I've been reading disproportionate amounts of heavy stuff lately, so I'm adding tons of these to my immediate TBR for palate cleansers. I hope they do a followup list of must-read F/F romance titles. #queerbooks


HOTPock3tt Yes!! ❤️Please post and let us know if they do a F/F version of the list!! ☺️#Queerbooks (edited) 5y
dylanisreading I need the f/f version! 5y
Reggie Thanks for this!!! 5y
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My Extreme Reading black belt is on display right next to my gold medal for Competitive Loafing.


wanderinglynn Mine‘s beside my gold for zealous procrastination. 5y
Ddzmini @wanderinglynn gold belt... good one ... black belt 🥋 for reading... great great 🤣🤣🤣 5y
Cathythoughts Brilliant 😂😂🤣 5y
LRSmith My version of a triathlon: endurance reading on the sofa; sprint to kitchen for coffee/gin (time o‘ day dependent); the piano for upper body workout. 5y
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1. 112 so far
2. 120. Clearly I'm going to need to bump it up to 150 or thereabouts.
3. I'm a broken record at this point, but the tagged book.
4. My Sister the Serial Killer, White Dancing Elephants


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For @TCLinrow, here's a picture of my Siamese twins Feli (R) and Fran (L) as wee tykes. ❤

CouronneDhiver Pretty eyes 👀 5y
BookwormAHN Adorable 😺 5y
Mdargusch They are gorgeous! 💙💙💙 5y
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AmyG They are so beautiful. 5y
wanderinglynn They‘re beautiful! ❤️🐱 5y
Velvetfur Oh gosh such beautiful puddies! 💜 😍 5y
TCLinrow They are so stunning! 😻😻 5y
Soubhiville Oh, what cuties! 5y
kspenmoll Such gorgeous kitties! 😻😻 5y
Leftcoastzen Ohhhh so cute! 5y
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The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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Spending my lunch hour today with hammock chairs and picturesque country views. #WhereIRead #WorkplaceEdition

RinaBrahmbhattBarot Omg..where's this beautiful place? Enjoy :) 5y
TheDaysGoBy That‘s awesome! 5y
Tanisha_A Hammock chairs! 😍 5y
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2BR02B @MyBookSwapClub it's the software company where I work, Epic Systems. 5y
RinaBrahmbhattBarot @2BR02B I've heard about them. My sis is RN :) 5y
Velvetfur Love that view! 5y
sammisho Oh Epic! How I wish our hospital would upgrade to Epic! 5y
LeahBergen Ooooh, lovely! 😍 5y
BibliOphelia My sister is right up the road in Mt. Horeb. Such a lovely campus at Epic. My daughter‘s boyfriend turned a job there down after meeting her on the flight out to interview and deciding he was head over heels and didn‘t want to move half a country away! 😳😍 5y
2BR02B @BibliOphelia Wow, he must be a diehard romantic! ❤ 5y
BibliOphelia He introduced himself with an origami rose. 😂🤣 He‘s very sweet and we‘re thrilled for her. 5y
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At #Vegan Fest, there's a BBQ joint inspired by Kurt Vonnegut. 😍

Chrissyreadit Where is this? 5y
2BR02B @Chrissyreadit Vegan Fest in Madison, WI. 5y
tpixie Lol! 5y
Chrissyreadit Yummmm!!! 5y
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1. I always seem to be recommending Jenny Lawson, so I'll switch it up this time with the tagged book.
2. February
3. Just three kitties. Love seeing all the adorable pics Littens with kiddos share, but I'm satisfied with appreciating them at a distance.
4. (From my pre-vegan days) Snyder of Hanover's Honey Mustard Onion Pretzel Pieces, or as I was fond of abbreviating them, H.M.O.P.P.s.
5. Will do! 🎉

@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

TheDaysGoBy I see everyone mentioning their pets as kids and I totally didn‘t think about my kitty 😂 5y
MicheleinPhilly Those pretzels are the BEST. 5y
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Moray_Reads Loved it ❤️ 5y
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