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Andrea4

Joined March 2017

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I finished this #audiobook this morning and quite enjoyed it. Much like The Night Sister I couldn't necessarily guess the ending though I didn't find this as creepy.
Quite enjoyed it, will be looking in to more McMahon.

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Late for #WondrousWednesday but @DannyHattan tagged me so it only seemed fair. Lol @Eggs

1. Mood 100% ok sometimes sheer chance.
2. Always!!!
3. Do we mean in general? Or while I'm actively reading what pulls my attention? B/c if it's a good book not much. But in general, then all the other hobbies I have, work, life, lol!
4. Probably coffee, water, and/or tea and I'm not a big snack while I read person.
5. Newbies 🤔 @cwheeler ?

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🌸🤗📚 3d
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The Night Sister: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Considering the 3 generation story and switching POV, I'd thought this would be confusing as an #audiobook or in general but it wasn't at all! I loved the eeriness and how, honestly, this kept me guessing and ended up surprising me. I'd spun out a bunch of different, plausible "solutions" and turns out it was the one I least suspected. I'm excited now for The Winter People!

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The Night Sister: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Ok, guys, it takes a lot to make me jumpy with a book but last night coming home I freaked out (about a dryer ball 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️) and this morning, in broad, sunny daylight, I'm getting chills!
Also, Trixie Belden was just mentioned so props to McMahon!
#audiobooks

Tamra I just downloaded this yesterday - glad to hear it‘s engaging! 1w
JacqMac Downloading it now. I loved 1w
Andrea4 @Tamra hope you enjoy it as much as I am! 1w
Andrea4 @JacqMac I'm on to The Winter People right when I finish this! 1w
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Legit this playlist on Spotify exists, guys!
And I DL the songs I liked best so far- rediscovering some good ones (Jolene, Parton of course) and finding new ones to love (Misguided ghosts, Paramore)- turns out the Roanoke girls have good taste, but are we really surprised by this?!
😉😊😊😊

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The Night Sister: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Started this basically today- has hooked me from the get go which is good because I have The winter People lined up and waiting in the queue!
#audiobooks FTW!

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So who's the fool for taking so long to look through these beautiful editions!!🤦‍♀️
And who's going to be making some playlists on Spotify soon?! 🤣🤣🤣 Mal's looks awesome- I already love a bunch of these!!!

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I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1 | Skottie Young
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Well finished this on a mixed bag sorta day.
But, in the spirit of Gert, at least I got to be a Mother Puffin Disney-esque princess today!!!!

rretzler 💕🐦 2w
Tamra 💚 2w
wanderinglynn That‘s so cool! 💚 2w
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Soubhiville Wow! 2w
Andrea4 @wanderinglynn it was pretty cool! Also ...I pet an owl!!!!!🤩🤩🤩🤩 2w
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I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1 | Skottie Young
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Taking my first stroll through Fairyland before work.
I'm exhausted, so something this loud & colourful should keep me awake, no?

DannyHattan Yeah and read it out really loud ........ that will help ....... 😂😂😂 2w
Andrea4 @DannyHattan 🤣🤣🤣 can you imagine? I was sitting in a coffee shop too! 🤣 2w
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Finished this engrossing #audiobook trilogy on a cooler morning :)
I don't read many trilogies but this wrapped up like I would like them too- not saccharine but not in a devastating-all-is-ended-forever way, which makes sense IMO because I dont think that's how anything works.
I believe the 2nd and 3rd were my favourites- less whiney, annoying Q.C. 🤣

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Saga Vol. 9 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Even in our darkest, most violent times, we can still fine humor, happiness, and love.

😢💔💗

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I have been one little busy bee with my plants again today! And I have zoomed through about 6 or 7 hours of this! I'm very much enjoying this story and my cleaned up front porch with it's new-attractive-to- bees flowers, my new kitchen herbs, and getting the rest of my plants hung!!

🌿🌱🌵🥀🌻🌼⚘☘🌿

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Saga Vol. 9 | Brian K. Vaughan
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😥😢😭😭😭😭😭

Maybe it's all the cider ( @DannyHattan 🤣) but this almost got me!!!

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Saga Vol. 8 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Of course amazing! And really kind of punch in the stomach, right from that very first page! Feels, so many feels.
But, guys, there is a Ghüs stuffy out there and I think I NEED it!!!

Bookishaf I love him! He‘s one of my favorites! And I totally need this! 3w
Andrea4 @Bookishaf right??!!! He's one of my faves too! And so loveable- I'd squeeze him forever!!! Lol 3w
TK421 There is a flocked Funko Pop of him as well. 😊 3w
Andrea4 @TK421 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 3w
Bookishaf @Andrea4 100% loveable. I love how feisty he can be. Going to be on the lookout! Thanks @TK421 3w
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Saga Vol. 8 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Who the hell doesn't want to have an adventure?

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It might not look like much but Stompot is one of my FAVE childhood comfort foods!!! #audiobooking while #audiocooking
😁😁😁😁

tournevis Kale. Nope, allergic. 3w
Andrea4 @tournevis well you could make it with endive? 3w
tournevis @Andrea4 Oooh, that's better. 3w
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Tamra What is it? 3w
Andrea4 @Tamra mashed potatoes with cooked kale. I was taught to add sausage too. And then when served, I put (more) butter on it and white vinegar. It sounds odd, the vinegar part, but totally makes it!! 3w
Tamra That sounds delicious - I love vinegar. 😊 3w
Andrea4 @Tamra you should give it a go then! Super simple. Cooked mashed potatoes how you like, cook some kale (I steamed it above the potatoes), cook sausage how you like. Add all together or just kale and potatoes and eat sausage on the side and serve with butter and vinegar! 3w
Andrea4 @tournevis 👍👍👍 3w
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Saga Vol. 8 | Brian K. Vaughan
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OMG *SQUEEEEE* where does one even start!!???
Yea for free comics and sales!!!

LibrarianRyan I will now have to look for Mechanica and Jem at my next stop. 3w
Andrea4 @LibrarianRyan looking forward to Lady Mechanica and I ADORE Jem!!! 3w
LibrarianRyan @Andrea4 no such luck. The last and biggest comic shop was closed. Apparently it moving into the mall. 3w
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llwheeler Those look awesome! 3w
Bookishaf I love I Hate Fairyland! So much fun. 3w
Andrea4 @Bookishaf 🙌so looking forward to jumping into that one 3w
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Rat Queens Vol. 2 #2 | Kurtis J Wiebe
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Accidentally stumbling on graphic novel/comic sale? Hell yes👍🙌
#DTK indie store

@llwheeler

mcipher Nice!!! 3w
CareBear I wish I could find a bookstore with that type of graphic novel selection! 😍 3w
Andrea4 @CareBear AND they have great prices, often better than Indigo. Also I got 3 free comics and bought 3 graphic novels so they gave me 2 more free comics!!! 3w
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CareBear Awesome score! 3w
llwheeler Awesome! Was that looking for heroes? 3w
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Saga Vol. 7 | Brian K. Vaughan
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1. Me & Ajax. Me & Wimpy
2. Best🤔 Saga vol 7
3. Well, chill night tonight-home alone. Tomorrow is market, Etsy market with mom, then who knows. Sunday is 🤷‍♀️ chill? More caretaking plants perhaps?🌿🌱🌵
4. Today was grey with some rain. Getting a teency bit warmer.
5. Pizza and cider. (And chocolate for dessert)🙌
#friYAYintro @howjessreads

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
DannyHattan 2 lots of chilling, pizza and cider. Throw in a good audiobook and your set!!! 3w
Andrea4 @DannyHattan well I've got the third book in The Magician's trilogy all set to go, though a good thriller might be nice. But, I'm gonna need more cider 🤣 3w
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DannyHattan Either way the cider is integral 😂 are the books good? 3w
Andrea4 @DannyHattan 100% and yes, they are good- you should definitely give it a go and see how you like them compared to the show! I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts 3w
mdhughes72 ❤️ the pics! 3w
Andrea4 @mdhughes72 thanks! I love puppies!!!💗💗💗 3w
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Well finishing this #audiobook fit in perfectly with #MayMadness @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader
Just started watching TV adaptation & i hate it. Well, hate's a strong word but it's def a slog. Books however are great! I think I enjoyed this one more than the 1st & love the features of an epic/ hero story #classicistsoflitsy
TW: rape scene- guess it seemed "fitting" given general story line but hard to listen to/ unexpected for me

DannyHattan I‘ve not read any of the books but love the TV Series 🤦🏻‍♂️😂😂 3w
Andrea4 @DannyHattan Haha sorry! Maybe if I didn't know the books, I'd like the series...or maybe it will get better??? Lots of people have the reverse opinion of mine so, you know, to each their own! 3w
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Saga Vol. 7 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Wow. Don't mind me, just over here 😭😭😭😭😭😭
Damn. That shit got dark. If the earlier quote didn't tip anyone off...I have to agree with the ending sentiment of this volume though; relationships that end before they begin are the hardest to understand.

😥😥😥

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Saga Vol. 7 | Brian K. Vaughan
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llwheeler Disagree, I'd say... too cynical, yes, and also if true, not a great base for a trusting relationship... 4w
DannyHattan Strongly disagree!!! 👊🏻😡 no foundation was built on lying. 4w
Lindy Depends on your definition of ‘love‘… 4w
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Clwojick Disagree.... unless you‘re talking about how many books I‘ve bought in a single day😅😅😅. I have been known to tell a little white lie about that. Shhhhhhh they‘re mostly library books right? 4w
Clwojick All kidding aside though, I 100% disagree 4w
BookishTrish I took it to mean when we first fall in love we present a curated version of ourselves that may not be true 4w
Andrea4 @Clwojick @llwheeler @DannyHattan @Lindy I disagree too if this is done purposefully, but like @BookishTrish suggested, it isn't always intentional. I think, especially in this case, it's about a lot of the promises that get made in complete honesty but over time can't hold and thus could be considered lies. 4w
Mdargusch So cynical! No! I totally disagree. 4w
FantasyChick I agree 100%. Like @BookishTrish said, it isn't intentional but I do believe there are only a rare few that show their true selves during the "falling in love" stage. Instead, we tend to show a self that is more toned down or complimentary to our other half. Again, probably non-intentional but all too common. 4w
Eggs In love I‘d say it‘s more ‘illusion‘!?! 3w
Andrea4 @Mdargusch @FantasyChick @Eggs I LOVE that this has spawned all these thoughts! 3w
mdhughes72 Disagree. 3w
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Fuck reality, baby! Let's go save the universe!

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Starting an early and somewhat anxious feeling wake up with my #audiobook to bake bread and put away laundry.
Besides the weird anxiety I woke up with, a wonderful, quiet, sort of meditative morning. The kind where you don't realise you have flour all over your shirt or face until you look in the mirror hahaha.

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Saga Vol. 6 | Brian K. Vaughan
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When you can't sleep....
What can I say that hasn't been said before?!! Awesome, diverse characters who are all brave and strong and don't back down when shit gets scary; fun, twisty storyline that keeps you intrigued; real-feels moments that punch you in your guts; lots of laughs! And, this too @DannyHattan is a whole series I'd save if some crazy person set fire to my library😋🤪😂

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100 Love Sonnets | Pablo Neruda
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#WhatWouldYouDo
@DannyHattan
Stating for the record that this was NOT easy!
1. Neruda...can I assume there to be a complete works in a bilingual edition for me to save?! I could go classic and say The Iliad...? Ugh! So difficult!!
2. Crash, Catcher In the Rye, Lord of the Flies...yes...eff all those- into the fire they go!
3. Hmmm depends really on how good that chocolate is ;)

@llwheeler @BookishTrish @FantasyChick @mdhughes72

DannyHattan Assume away, its your Library. Or was 😂😂😂 1mo
Andrea4 @DannyHattan 😯 you're terrible!!! 😂 4w
mdhughes72 My relationship with books has changed as I‘ve gotten older. I can‘t think of any one particular book that I‘d feel compelled to save. I‘ve got a basement full of books right now that I‘m completely indifferent toward, and an office full of books that I adore but wouldn‘t be unable to live without. They‘re *just* things. 3w
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Started this #audiobook yesterday walking and in the first 2 min had to hold back a peal of laughter as the difference between a bunny and hare was explained; oh back to first year of the PhD and Xenophon's treatise on hunting 🤦‍♀️🤣
At least I can be certain of identifying a hare should I ever come across one!
#classicistsofLitsy

GrilledCheeseSamurai Fun books! I love the tv series too. 🤗 1mo
Andrea4 @GrilledCheeseSamurai I'm excited to be able to watch the series after this! 1mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Andrea4 it strays from the books a bit at times...but enough of the source material is still there that it's okay by me. It's also a little 'teeny' feeling but matures as the series goes. I mean...i guess the books are like that as well. 🤷‍♂️ 1mo
Andrea4 @GrilledCheeseSamurai yea, I figured as much but the books are a bit teeny too and sometimes, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!! 1mo
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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Loved this book!!! LOVED!💙💙
Weaving reality and myth, time and space. Asking what you are made of, to whom do you belong, what is a soulmate?

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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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I am loving this #audiobook 🥰 such a wonderful weaving of fairytale and reality.
It also made me wonder the other day- if you were made of an element (fire, earth, wind, water, metal, wood, etc) which would you consider yourself to be made of? And why?
#RandomReflections 🤣
@llwheeler @Clwojick @BookishTrish @FantasyChick @Jabberwocky @DannyHattan @Mdargusch @mdhughes72
Tag someone? Play? Lol 🤣

llwheeler Ooh, good question! Will make a good break from work to ponder and post in a little bit 🙂 1mo
Mdargusch Hmmm. I need to ponder this. 🤔 1mo
Andrea4 @llwheeler @Mdargusch 👍 in case you were wondering, our golem friend is made of earth and our jinni of fire! 1mo
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DannyHattan I‘m going with Earth, so much you can do with it 😂 @LibrarianRyan 1mo
DannyHattan Oh and what are you choosing @Andrea4 🤗 1mo
Andrea4 @DannyHattan I've thought about that often...what powers the different elements might yield. I feel strongly that I would either be made of earth or wind. I don't know what it is about standing in gusting wind, but it makes me feel free. 1mo
Andrea4 @DannyHattan and what exactly would you "do" if you were made of earth? 1mo
DannyHattan @Andrea4 consume everything!!! 😂 it‘s brilliant watching nature reclaim developed parts of the world. Love seeing that. 1mo
LibrarianRyan @DannyHattan toss up. Fire, because as I have the power to destroy, I also have the power to create. I can be effected by the changing winds of time, but also venerable to the elements. But then I also think metal. All are strong, but some flexible, moldable. It can be changed as needs demand. Yes metal can be used for war, but also for protection. So no easy answer. 1mo
Mdargusch I am drawn to water so I‘m going with that. It‘s gives life but there is a power behind it too. 1mo
Andrea4 @DannyHattan best answer! Slow 👏 1mo
Andrea4 @LibrarianRyan if you had to choose between metal and fire, do you have a gut reaction? 1mo
Andrea4 @Mdargusch water is lovely! And so mercurial, though really so are all the elements. 1mo
LibrarianRyan @Andrea4 I think my gut says metal. Josh says fire. 1mo
Andrea4 @LibrarianRyan 🤣👍 1mo
mdhughes72 In the words of Norman Maclean, I am haunted by waters. 1mo
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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On this extremely dreary, quiet Easter Friday, I'm being kept company by the golem and the jinni ❤
Lovely that I can go on such amusing walks in my mind.

Mdargusch It‘s gloomy here too. At least the birds are singing! 1mo
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
1. Either Hannah from Rat Queens or April from Lumberjanes 🤣
2. Well, I agree with others, Umbridge was pretty bad but also maybe Holden Caufield...f*ck that guy annoys me!!
3. A Second Look- DTK :)
4. @llwheeler @cwheeler
@DannyHattan thanks for the tag!

wordslinger42 So glad I'm not the only one who can't stand Holden 😂 1mo
llwheeler Yay Second Look! 1mo
Andrea4 @wordslinger42 definitely not!! 1mo
Eggs 💗💗💗💗 1mo
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Roll Deep: Poems | Major Jackson
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#poemaday

I will never soothe the pagan in me
💜

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I don't normally share these types of things so publicly due to fear of ridicule etc but I'm taking a chance here as I know there are a few like minded people and that in general, Littens are supportive and kind. Anyway, I've had this book for ages but am reacquainting myself with it this year & of all the tarot books I've read I like this one the best. On top of being a great beginner/intermediate choice it introduces you to a lot of cool decks.

AmyG Tarot is fascinating. I don‘t know much about it and have always wanted to. Enjoy! 1mo
Cortg Tarot cards are fascinating! My daughter is really into astrology but hasn‘t dabbled in tarot...yet. My grandmother used to see a tarot reader on a regular basis! I don‘t know much about it but I think it‘s cool. (edited) 1mo
tournevis As a rule, divination is not something I ascribe to. Nothing supernatural exists IMO. But, as importantly, when used as a self-discovery tool, tarot is really good. Same when used as a meditative practice. And I respect and defend all those who use it, divination or no, so long as they are not using it to exploit others, as we all know those people exist, sadly. That's not you. So much history in tarot. 1mo
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ShyBookOwl Kudos to @tournevis . That's how I feel too, and the history and artwork is so interesting. 1mo
Andrea4 @AmyG I find it's a great tool for self exploration and it's pretty user friendly, can be cheaper than other things, and very easy to find for sure. 1mo
Andrea4 @Cortg I love astrology too! Short jump to tarot lol! 1mo
Andrea4 @tournevis yes, those who exploit other make me angry and honestly very sad. I do tarot readings for others (friends, family), I also help dream interpretations or do cleansings for people but I never charge. Gifts like that, imo, should be given freely. And as for divination or no, which is always a longer convo, it also depends on your definition of those things but I concur with you. 1mo
Andrea4 @ShyBookOwl the artwork is GORGEOUS! so many wonderfully talented and creative people have interpreted the tarot deck and made their own and it's fascinating to me!! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Andrea4 agreed! I have a friend who collects them for the art 1mo
Eggbeater I have a friend who does this. She has the most beautiful decks. 1mo
Weaponxgirl @tournevis I‘m with you. I can‘t stand people who take advantage of vulnerable people! I do use tarot because it‘s both gorgeous and as a way of looking at things from a new perspective. It‘s kind of a part of my own self care routine 1mo
tournevis @Weaponxgirl That makes perfect sense to me. 1mo
Andrea4 @Weaponxgirl I use it in what sounds like the exact same way!!! And there are certainly some gorgeous decks- I love my crystal tarot deck the most!!! 1mo
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1. Rat Queens, baby- gonna join the adventuring crew!
2. Palisade, because that's where all the fun starts!
3. Mage University- yawn!!!
4. @llwheeler @cwheeler

#WhatWouldYouDo (kick some ass, clearly! 😉)
@DannyHattan

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...Antigone | Sophocles
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#HelloThursday even though you're almost done! @wanderinglynn
1. Always. dont need to keep a journal b/c I trained myself young- not always a good thing.
2. Dog, no llama or alpaca. But I really want a goat. & a fox. & an owl & a bat 🤦‍♀️
3. Penelope or Antigone.
4. Probably middle earth, the shire specifically, of course! Or maybe the Lumberjanes camp lol!
5. I don't know if I'll see/talk to any kids but I'll try!!
I'm so bad with decisions!

wanderinglynn Great answers! 👍🏻 You sounds like me—love all the animals. Thanks for playing! 💜 1mo
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The sun is setting on my time here in Chile and I'm honestly not ready to go home tomorrow 😥 but alas, what can you do? So I finished this #audiobook while packing and I quite enjoyed it overall, beginning was better than the end I feel; parts were predictable but still enjoyable.

mdhughes72 Gorgeous sunset. Should I visit Chile 🇨🇱? 2mo
Andrea4 @mdhughes72 of course!!! But it's an expensive country to travel, keep in mind but it really has something for everyone! 2mo
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This was the 2nd book I downloaded for my trip and I was hooked at the start! I was listening to it during our #roadtrip to Pucon today :D
It's beautiful here in the more southern parts of Chile , so green with the rain and humidity! My mom and I found a secret path to a suprise waterfall and eventually the beach from our cabaña. I don't think I'm ready yet to return to Canada.

llwheeler Wow that is so beautiful 2mo
Andrea4 @llwheeler IT IS! 2mo
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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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Finished in my afternoon of grape washing and picking- having the time of my life right now!
This got dark towards the end; not magical dark but PTSD dark. It is, like many other reviews say, a mash of various magical realms we've visited before and I love it. I shall definitely continue this trilogy.
(Oh yea, I also made a baby scorpion friend today!)

TobeyTheScavengerMonk One of the few trilogies where each book increases in quality. Enjoy. 2mo
Andrea4 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Perfect! Love to hear that- I rarely do trilogies. 2mo
mdhughes72 Love the photos, including the new profile pic! They‘re luminous. 2mo
Andrea4 @mdhughes72 oh thanks! I think I agree with the sun ;) 2mo
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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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Fruit of my labour.
🤣🤣🤣🤣

#audiobook

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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Finally got the #audiobook back which is good because The Golem and The Jinni returned way before I could finish lol and someone put a hold on it!
So just going to wash our greda and pick and wash our grapes for juicemaking while listening to this in the beautiful sunshine.

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Pardon My Heart: Poems | Marcus Jackson
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Title: Letting the Emptiness Become My Government
#poemaday
Sorry, Litsy friends! I've been so absent lately! Still reading but posting less in what feels like has been such a chaotic few months and now I'm in Chile, loving being fairly disconnected from things. But I remembered the other night, Litsy is fun to peruse in downtime b/c it's filled with awesome, positive people! Anyway, here's a poem. I am off to Las Trancas for the day!

mdhughes72 Miss you! Enjoy! 2mo
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How did I not know this was a book for so long and how did I not rush out to read it when I found out it was!!!??
This was such a timely read though, in many ways.
And this line! A lesson i am still trying to learn, to practice.

#bookclub @llwheeler

llwheeler I finished today. Really good! 2mo
mdhughes72 I‘ve missed you @Andrea4! Were you away on your trip? And yes, adults do not have to explain themselves to other adults. I read that in a book somewhere. 2mo
Andrea4 @mdhughes72 oh! Missed this till right now! I've not gone yet, just been absolutely swamped with work so I feel I barely have had time to do anything! 2mo
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mdhughes72 I L😍VE to cook!! 3mo
Andrea4 @mdhughes72 that's awesome!!! I honestly think everyone should know how to cook a few good meals!! 3mo
mdhughes72 It‘s very therapeutic. I‘d love to take some classes. 3mo
Andrea4 @mdhughes72 I totally agree. It is a good way for me to relax and just sink in to the moment. It's all very sensual once you start really paying attention-so great for grounding yourself. And I think the more you put into it, the more you get out of it! My sis just took some knife skill classes and a pasta class- loved it!! 3mo
mdhughes72 Wow, sounds great, I‘m so jealous! I totally agree with you about how cooking can help you feel present and grounded. And yes, sensual — the sights and smells, and even sounds! 3mo
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Men Without Women | Haruki Murakami
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First Murakami and I enjoyed it. As often goes for short story collections, some more than others. I feel like Murakami's writing is for me a bit like when others read poetry, that is to say, you like it or you don't but can't necessarily explain why or even say if you "get it." I think some of the stories need more time than others to sink in.

mdhughes72 No more Pablo? 3mo
Andrea4 @mdhughes72 I'll get back to it, I promise! Lately I've been speaking a lot more Spanish with people and I've had so many headaches I think I was kind of taking a break. Actually, fun news - I'm going to Chile in less than a month so spanish overload will happen and hopefully Neruda overload too!!!😁😁😁🌞🌞 3mo
mdhughes72 Okay, now I‘m REALLY jealous! I hope you have a wonderful trip!! Didn‘t you say you have an abuelo there? 3mo
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Andrea4 @mdhughes72 hahaha thank you! And I did, my grandparents' farm is still there but they are passed. My uncle has more or less lived there since my abuelo's passing. It's time to clear out the house though or at least make a start at it. 3mo
mdhughes72 Sounds like a bittersweet trip then. Still, a great opportunity — I‘d trade places with you! 3mo
Andrea4 @mdhughes72 maybe a little but I think enough time has passed that it's still more sweet. I miss is there and I REALLY miss the sun and heat!!!!! 3mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I can relate, not by actually having a twin but by the fact that me and my cousin started referring...at some point....to each other this way and now it's more difficult to think of her by her name.

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I felt like this growing up. After I was "grown," I continued to feel like this in other areas. Eventually I learned not to speak up. Then I had to learn to use my voice, that I was allowed to, and to hell with those who didn't want me to.
Having voiced the stress in my life A LOT, I think my body is coming off some sort of stress high. Feeling all pressure headachey, exhausted, tight. So if I fall asleep in this bath, I hope no one wakes me! ?

Andrea4 @llwheeler thanks for listening 💙💙💙💙 3mo
llwheeler @Andrea4 ❤️ always. 3mo
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Oh, guys, I already know how much I'm going to love this book!!!!
But, I am very tired and a wee headachey so I think after reading who's in the cast, I'm now going to call it a night.
💤⭐🌚🌟

mdhughes72 Good luck! I hung in there through History of Seven Killings but now wonder if it was worth it. 3mo
Andrea4 @mdhughes72 oh yea? Why is that? 3mo
mdhughes72 Well for starters, there was nothing Brief about it. And then just the fact that it seemed to go nowhere, slowly. Biggest disappointment since 3mo
Andrea4 @mdhughes72 hahHaha 3mo
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Saga Vol. 6 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Hello, hotnesses
😍☺