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Just finished book 5 in Powell‘s Dance to the Music of Time- almost 1/2 way through my one a month reading project to finish these 12 volumes this year. Casanova‘s Chinese Restaurant follows the gang- less Widmerpool and more Moreland/Lovell/erridge and Quiggin through marriages begun and ended, what feels like the end of frivolity and the drumbeats of the approaching war. This volume was originally published in 1960 and set in London 1933-37.

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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A very powerful novel- Mennonite women in the town of Molotschna climb into a hayloft while the men are in town raising money to bail out the men of the town who have been drugging and raping the women- some as young as 4- in the night. Until one woman caught her attacker the men had told the women they were being visited by the devil. The women discuss among themselves what to do- stay and fight, leave or do nothing. This happened.Read it.5⭐️

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Excellent non-fiction work using the actual scroll recounting the investigation of the murder of Louis, of the house of Orleans by (nope no spoilers here) well if you are familiar with 14th century France and the 100 years war and Joan of Arc you may know. A bloody time full of mad kings, vengance (why is it usually taken out on peasant women) ending with Joan of Arc after the House of Orleans finally gets its revenge. Read by Rene Auberjonois4⭐️

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Black Swan Green: A Novel | David Mitchell
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@tjwill How much do I love Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck😍 This is what is in my head!!!!

julesG 😁 2w
tjwill What a fantastic character! I‘m definitely imagining her as Maggie Smith now! 1w
Booksnchill @tjwill wait a minute!!!! She‘s a NAZI????? 1w
tjwill I think that‘s the implication! Maybe she was innocent? Also, weird that the husband let Jason think he was the butler! 1w
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Artist's Way | Julia Cameron
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I just finished the 12 week program set out in this book on creativity. I confess I have owned it for many years and, after a New York Times profile on Julia Cameron I picked it up and decided to go through the 12 weeks- I enjoyed it ( all but the reading deprivation week😱) and it taught me alot about creativity. Recommended for creatives or those who want to be.

SkeletonKey I was doing so well until that reading deprivation week and then I quit 😂 Darn. 2w
Booksnchill @SkeletonKey It was a bit terrible but I did get alot done around the house! 2w
batsy @SkeletonKey I had the same response when I read this, years ago 😆 I love the morning pages idea; only problem is I've stopped 🙈 2w
SkeletonKey @batsy - Me too! Should try to pick it up again. 2w
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Black Swan Green: A Novel | David Mitchell
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@tjwill now I want a rookery with koi! “I want to kick this moronic bloody world in the bloody teeth over and over till it bloody understands that not hurting people is ten bloody thousand times more bloody important than being right”- loving Taylor💖

tjwill This makes me want a rockery too. I have been thinking of building a pond in the backyard, but had never heard it called a rockery before. The tension between his mom and dad feels so real. I keep wondering about whether questions raised in each chapter will be answered, because it's not really a continuous story. 2w
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Thanks to Penguin Random House for this ARC of a novel about Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel that releases on June 25. Looks like a great summer read!

LeslieO Oh this sounds good! 2w
Booksnchill @LeslieO 👗👠💍💎 2w
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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My library hold came in for this one and just 21 pages in and I can tell I‘m gonna need more wine! #WomenTalking #IsAnyoneListening

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Well littens it is raining this Sunday morning so Whiskey is very happy about that as you can see! Instead we are going to catch up on our back issues of the NYRB- let‘s see ...the lovely art issue or the Mueller report...hmm which to choose??? 🤔Have a great Sunday littens and may your day be filled with abundance💖🌸🎨📚🐾 #DogsOfLitsy

JohannaRose What a cutie! 🥰 3w
Booksnchill @JohannaRose 😘🐾💖 3w
Traci1 Aw that face. ❤ 3w
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Leftcoastzen He is so adorable! 3w
Booksnchill @Traci1 he can be opinionated!!🤣🐾💖 3w
Booksnchill @Leftcoastzen 🐾🥃💖 3w
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Black Swan Green: A Novel | David Mitchell
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@tjwill I am a bit- ok, very, confused!!! Finished chapter 1 and first 1/2 of 2 and WHAT Happened to Sour Aunt??? Who is her brother and how did Taylor end up back home? Are we dreaming? Is he- there is a reference to a nightmare but his grandfather‘s watch is broken. Hmmm. However I do feel inside the angst of a 13 year old boy!

tjwill I am wondering if the sour aunt and her brother are like the siblings in Slade House. However, it didn‘t seem like they were luring him in. I think they are even older than they appear, and that the story will return to them later. I‘m not sure how he got out, but I think we will find out. Maybe something similar will happen later. I liked how we found out more about him through his thoughts on his stammering in chapter 2. 3w
Booksnchill @tjwill i am loving the conversations with Uncle Bob- I hear DM‘s dialogue in my head as they speak- family dinner and visiting cousins💖 3w
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Black Swan Green: A Novel | David Mitchell
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Ok @tjwill I have my book marked and ready to go for May 1 and our buddy read- excited to get back in to the world of David Mitchell!

tjwill Yes! I started too! I have it as an ebook though. I love your cover! 3w
Booksnchill @tjwill i like it too- love getting back to David Mitchell‘s quirkiness!!! 3w
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#Gettbr @Liberty is my fabulous concierge and she wowwed me with this 3 nonfiction book selection of books I cannot wait to read! Great service and it supports Print Independent Bookstore! Off I go to explore!

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Happy Independent Bookstore Day!!!!

tournevis Did you see where in the store it says Shakespeare & Co? I'm trying to verify something in the book I'm reading. I know the façade of S & Co says City Lights Books on the left most window already, from memory. 4w
Booksnchill @tournevis so sorry, I just saw this and won‘t be back but I‘ll look at my pictures and see if I caught it 4w
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City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology | Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Happy Indy Bookstore Day from City Lights in San Francisco!!!!

Leftcoastzen Yay!A drink at Vesuvio or a coffee at Caffe Trieste would go with those books you find.😀 4w
tournevis This bookstore is talked about repeatedly in the book I'm currently reading. That and Shakespeare & Co. which apparently there's a sign somewhere in City Lights that says Shakespeare & Co. I know City Lights is written on S & C's façade. 4w
Booksnchill @Leftcoastzen already at Vesuvio 4w
Leftcoastzen Hahaha ! Enjoy! 4w
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Look what I found in the Conservatory of Flowers at Golden Gate Park!!!

RadicalReader Seriously so adorable 1mo
Leftcoastzen Adorable.I miss SF every day! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Are you still there for bookstore day? Green Apple 6th and Clement or City Lights? 1mo
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Booksnchill @Leftcoastzen planning City Lights 1mo
Leftcoastzen 👍 1mo
Leftcoastzen Epic 1mo
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Chinatown Beat | Henry Chang
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Sketching in Chinatown, San Francisco

Moony Yeah cool #urbansketching! 1mo
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Spring | Ali Smith
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Hoppy Spring and Happy Easter all- have a beautiful day! 💖🌺🌸🐣🐰🐥🌷

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I am packing and preparing for my annual one week painting trip- this time to my favorite place to vacation in the USA, San Francisco. Rewatching my SFmovies and packing my books- have read and listened to and watched the Tales of the City series but Mr. Penumbra is a first time read for me. I will be there on the 27th for Independent Bookstore Day so although I will be missing the day at Parnassus my second favorite is within walking distance😍📚

AlaMich Enjoy!! Don‘t forget warm clothes!! 🥶 1mo
Booksnchill @AlaMich ready for cold, fog, wind and rain- one day in Sonoma but otherwise mostly near the ocean! 1mo
AlaMich I grew up just north, and I know that you will (almost) never go wrong assuming SF will be cold, no matter the time of year. 1mo
kalinichta I miss San Francisco (and City Lights) so much. 💜 1mo
Leftcoastzen @kalinichta Me too!! I love Green Apple and Book Passage and Alexander Book Company and..... 1mo
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On May 5, 1840 Lord William Russell was most fouly murdered in his bed. Amidst the public craze for Newgate novels and plays proliferating after the publication of the “Jack Sheppard” book by W. H. Ainsworth- that charismatic, unrepentant criminal speaking in the “criminal dialect” and spawning songs and even satire among all classes, this murder caught the imaginations of the public, the Queen, WM Thackeray and Charles Dickens. So good on audio!

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I have been waiting on this hold to come in from the library. Although I read Hillbilly Elegy and view it as one white man‘s story, I balk at the idea those not from Appalachia might view it as a larger signifier of the experiences of the people of Appalachia(who are not homogenous). I grew up in West Virginia- our state mascot is the Mountaineer but usually we are called hillbillies. I have been waiting for this response from WVU Press. Speak.

stacybmartin Ooh this looks really interesting! I‘m from Kentucky and went to UK - definitely gonna have to check this out. 1mo
Booksnchill @stacybmartin i went to Transylvania University undergrad 1mo
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stacybmartin @Booksnchill - such a small world! Have you read White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America? I just finished the audio and it was pretty good. An in-depth look at class from the founding of America right up to Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty. 🤣 1mo
Booksnchill @stacybmartin have not read it but will check out the audio!🦆 1mo
Booksnchill @stacybmartin Just found it on audio on Scribd so I‘ll check it out, thanks 1mo
ChasingOm Where did you grow up in WV? (I always forget who the WVian Littens are! 🤦🏻‍♀️) 1mo
Booksnchill @ChasingOm charleston - George Washington HS 1mo
ChasingOm I grew up in Hurricane and live in Barboursville now. 😊 My dad went to GW too. 😄 1mo
Booksnchill @ChasingOm my brother lives in Phillipi. When did your dad graduate GW? 1mo
ChasingOm He graduate in 1976. And was very curious as to why I randomly texted him to ask him that this morning. 😂 1mo
Booksnchill He was only a bit before me- I was 1981! 1mo
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I continue with my 2019 project of reading the 12 volumes of The Dance- one per month. At Lady Molly‘s takes Widmerpool through engagement and end of engagement and Nick through a barely mentioned courtship to engagement himself. All our old friends and new relations introduced- time dances on, inevitably to war. Love these quiet volumes so far.

BarbaraBB Oh yes, this was such an experience. I‘ll never forget Widmerpool 1mo
Booksnchill @BarbaraBB i am loving it so far- like a year with friends! 1mo
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I recently joined Scribd and am very impressed with the audio selections. This is my next up- non-fiction about a sensational murder in London at the time of Dickens. Excellent narration and under 8 hours- 2019 release in the US.

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Mallory O‘Meara has a deeply personal connection to her subject. Milicent Patrick was a pioneer- a woman in 1950‘s Hollywood who was beautiful and full of artistry- she designed the Creature for Universal, lived at Hearst Castle, animated for Disney and was denied credit for her talent because, well, men. This is a feminist shout with a very Sarah Vowell vibe- O‘Meara is a great storyteller, seeking Patrick‘s story and telling her own. 5🌟Audio

Kaye I like her hair. Pretty ! 1mo
Booksnchill @kaye she narrates her book very well- her hair has a bit part🤣 1mo
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At Parnassus Books waiting for Ruth Reichl and @ferskner !

DogEaredBooks So jealous! Have fun! 1mo
Christine Aww, wonderful!! 1mo
Booksnchill @DogEaredBooks @christine it was so great to hear her in conversation with Ann Patchett who wrote for her at Gourmet Magazine and who blurbed the book - fascinating! 1mo
Christine That‘s fantastic! I had no idea until reading the book that Ann Patchett had written so much for Gourmet. Now I want to track some of those articles down! 1mo
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Grabbing my Sunday walk between thunderstorms- last night‘s storms created the natural obstacle course shown above- or maybe it was created by the Creature!! Listening to this great audiobook narrated by the author about Millicent Patrick who created the creature for the 1954 film then disappeared because, well, men. The author narrates and is very reminiscent of Sarah Vowell- not the voice but the tone and the wry humor. @HeatherBookNerd 👍 🧟‍♂️

HeatherBookNerd Sounds like a fun one! 1mo
Booksnchill @HeatherBookNerd one for the audio list for sure! 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Just finished this- it will make a fine “Behind the Music” movie or TV series but don‘t think this is a novel. Not bad- but I found it very easy to put down. I also listened to about 1/2 of it on audio and Jennifer Beals and Benjamin Bratt do a good job as the main characters it‘s just that all the voices and cut aways really took me out of the story. 2.5-3🌟 @britt_brooke

britt_brooke I think all the switching voices causes a lack of connection. I‘ll probably finish it tomorrow, but I don‘t care about these characters at all. (edited) 1mo
Booksnchill @britt_brooke ending was a bit of blah I thought. This was NOT Fleetwood Mac 1mo
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The Pisces: A Novel | Melissa Broder
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What the Fish was that about??? On the Women‘s Prize Longlist- huh??? My #NashvillePosse know I have a limit- this was unnecessary! If you think you will enjoy merman sex this is the read for you- along with sex and drug addiction, destructive interpersonal behaviors, abusing the poor dog🤬, lots of suicide attempts and scenes dragging a merman across the sand to get him to your sister‘s white (yes that matters) couch. Not for me🧜🏻‍♂️!

Hollie Ummm what in the world? Not for me, either it sounds like. 2mo
Booksnchill @Hollie decidedly a departure for the Women‘s Prize I think- might be satire but if so it was lost on me🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Love the “what the fish”😂😂 2mo
Booksnchill @Leftcoastzen that‘s me- keepin it clean- saline but clean😜 2mo
britt_brooke 😆 You lost me at merman sex. How does that even .... never mind. 🙅🏼‍♀️🧜🏻‍♂️ 2mo
britt_brooke This book definitely sounds unnecessary. Hard pass. 2mo
EKonrad I hated this book with a passion! Can not understand why people liked it. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2mo
julesG This book was so strange. Maybe it's on the short list because of all the gross stuff. 2mo
Booksnchill @britt_brooke I 100% hate that I could answer that question...😱 2mo
Booksnchill @EKonrad Agreed🤔 2mo
Booksnchill @julesG Just on the longlist so far🤞 2mo
julesG @Booksnchill Oh yes, you're right. I forgot. 2mo
britt_brooke @Booksnchill 😆😩🙉🙊 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Your comment about the white couch made me LOL. We just got rid of our white couches and it is glorious! I‘m like “Pickles, go nuts on the non-white couch!” 2mo
Booksnchill @MicheleinPhilly 🤣I don‘t think Pickles would do this to your white couch but yes, a non white couch is freeing!!! 2mo
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The next book up in my 2019 creativity reading project is this book from Bill Gates‘ top 5 list. I have the book but am listenening to Andy Puddicombe read it and am enjoying that very much. A real life approach to meditation and mindfulness and integrating the skills into your life. Not far in but I approve so far. Happy Mindful Monday☔️🌸

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This is a short book (2 hours on audio narrated by Lynch) on his experiences with Meditation and by extension, the reason for his foundation for funding meditation in education. They are very short snippets- definitions really- of key concepts and his take on them and how they have worked in his creative life. Much from the Upanishads. I enjoyed it as a short work for my 2019 creativity readings project. Available on Libby at my library.

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Starting this one- Gamache and Three Pines- like a cafe au late and a warm baguette....and a duck🦆🌲🌲🌲

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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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Thanks to @ferskner for passing on the ARC of this book! I also listened on audio (Nashville Public Library). I was hooked early! A stand alone from the author the the Ruth Galloway and Magic Men series this is set at a school where a famous author penned a gothic story and his study is still on the top floor (haunted natch). Murders ensue. Several points of view, all well done, I did not guess the resolution and the gothic touches are👍4🌟

ferskner I just finished it too! Soooooooooo fun and exactly what I needed to get me out of my reading rut 2mo
Booksnchill @HeatherBookNerd this is an excellent audio with multiple narrators. 2mo
Booksnchill @ferskner i tore through it- audio was really special and I did both so it went extra fast! 2mo
HeatherBookNerd @Booksnchill you know I love a good audiobook!!! 2mo
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Spring | Ali Smith
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Sorry US publisher but the UK wins on covers for the Ali Smith seasons books hands down! Thanks book depository! 💖🌸🌼🌺📚

JacqMac I almost always prefer the UK covers. 2mo
Booksnchill @JacqMac me too- love book depository! 2mo
DefLeppard Only read Autumn so far. I need to catch up. 😊 2mo
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Theaelizabet Yep, that‘s a great cover. Just finished Winter, looking forward to Spring. 2mo
Booksnchill @DefLeppard yes I have loved all so far! 2mo
Booksnchill @Theaelizabet me too- so glad it‘s here! 2mo
Abailliekaras Love. 😍 1mo
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#WondrousWednesday
1. A trip to see all the existing Vermeer paintings (I have seen 4)
2. Besides babysitting, a fry cook at a state park
3. I don‘t bail, I just say I “didn‘t really start” the book until I am about 20% in🤣 so I didn‘t really start The Name of the Wind (I know, don‘t hate me, I may try again)
4. The Stranger Diaries new from Elly Griffiths- a stand alone and sort of a pastiche of a modern gothic set in a school environment

BarbaraBB Love your first! Have you been in the Netherlands? 2mo
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Booksnchill @BarbaraBB no that‘s the big trip!!! 2mo
BarbaraBB @Booksnchill They are gorgeous (the three I‘ve seen of them here ). I hope you will make the trip! 💕 (edited) 2mo
Booksnchill @BarbaraBB I have that down as my next overseas trip!!! 2mo
Eggs 🤗 daydream💗 2mo
ferskner I LOVE Vermeer. I love that we're friends!!! 2mo
Booksnchill @ferskner i love the serendipity!!! 2mo
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Had to cancel a massage but so worth it- I have my ticket for the Parnassus reading and a signed book!

Booksnchill Also second harvest food bank is a great charity! @britt_brooke 2mo
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ferskner Oh I'm going! Let's me up! 2mo
ferskner And by "me" I mean "meet"... sigh... 2mo
britt_brooke Second Harvest is fantastic! Wish I could go, but weekdays are difficult. I‘m going to make a donation to the food bank in honor of this. That‘s awesome! I‘m also getting this book. 2mo
Booksnchill @ferskner i would love to me you!!! 2mo
ferskner HAHA! 2mo
Booksnchill @britt_brooke cool- I love her books! 2mo
britt_brooke @Booksnchill I‘ve never read her. Clearly, I need to fix this! 2mo
ferskner @britt_brooke she is sooooo good! She's how I got into food writing. The audiobook for Garlic and Sapphires is great and I've listened to it several times. 2mo
britt_brooke @ferskner I‘m a sucky cook, but I love food writing. stacked 2mo
ferskner @britt_brooke your cake pops and their fans beg to differ! 2mo
Booksnchill Yes her books in audio are great! She is an excellent food writer 2mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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Ok one more from the New Yorker- couldn‘t resist!!!

LeahBergen 😆😆 2mo
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Ok my New Yorker post for this Sunday is an article on “Spark Birds” and highlights a 13 part documentary series on 2 birder brothers who caught the spark when watching a peregrine falcon out the window of their Bronx homeless shelter. The series is available on topic.com for free and it is fun to watch- called “Birds of North America”. Lovely for Sunday Morning 🦅🦉

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Ok here comes an #UnpopularOpinion so brace yourselves... this is the 5th on the Women‘s prize longlist I have read and it also won the ToB rooster this week so I was ready to LOVE this book. By now everyone has heard the plot- set in Lagos, Ayoola is beautiful and has no real morals. Sister Korede, a nurse, has always protected her. Plot ensues. Nothing new in my humble opinion- it was a fine debut book but not in contention for prize winning 3🌟

Cathythoughts I absolutely agree. I bailed. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Booksnchill @Cathythoughts Short so I perservered- kept thinking the “fresh” take would be around the next page- alas... 2mo
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Finished this audiobook- the third in the anthology series of Holmes pastiches edited by Laurie R. King. My favorite of this set was “Hounded” by Zoe King adding removing Mrs. Strickland from her abusive husband as part of the Baskerville story. Love a good retribution in the Grimpen Mire! Whiskey and I love this walk on the Stones River Battlefield and brave the cannons among the redoubt reinforcements. Beautiful morning🐾🌺🌞#dogsoflitsy

Nute Whiskey has such a cute face! The morning looks beautiful in your neck of the woods. It‘s a snowy morning here. 2mo
Booksnchill @Nute thanks- we are headed for storms today but pretty now. We had almost no snow all winter- I missed it but not in springtime! 2mo
Leftcoastzen He is such a darling boy!Beautiful place for a walk! 2mo
Booksnchill @Leftcoastzen 🐾💖☺️ 2mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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My fourth read from the Women‘s Prize Long List and longlisted for the Booker Prize this year. Undoubtedly Rooney can write. This 260 page novel flows moving effortlessly through time with several months condensed in her opening sentences for each chapter. The 2 characters are Connell and Marianne living in Carricklea and this work takes them through their undergraduate and University years. This isn‘t a favorite but the skill is undeniable. 4🌟

Cathythoughts Great review... it does move effortlessly through time ... well put ♥️👍🏻 2mo
Booksnchill @Cathythoughts thank you. I certainly appreciated her skill- have you read Conversations with Friends? I am thinking about trying it. 2mo
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39 Steps | John Buchan
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I freely admit I love the bbc remake of this book and picked this up for the cover and a reread. I do like Richard Hannay but the plot is a bit of a mess. Still- nostalgia counts for something!

ManyWordsLater The Hitchcock film is so great and suspenseful! It was that last film he made in the UK. 2mo
Booksnchill @ManyWordsLater i agree I love that film but I thought the remake with the female spy was great as well! All the love for both of them! 2mo
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My next “creativity” read for my 2019 goal- this one from 2 brothers and blurbed by Daniel Pink, Charlie Rose and Brene Brown. Let‘s get creative! Happy Monday!🌺🌼🌸

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The 39 Steps | John Buchan
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Continuing with my #litsyWalk #Audiobook

xicanti 😍 2mo
Simona Nice view, looks very calming. 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Beautiful!! 2mo
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Debdeb Stunning! 2mo
hermyknee Gorgeous! 2mo
Booksnchill @xicanti it is lovely 2mo
Booksnchill @Simona it is my favorite walk 5 miles from my home 2mo
Booksnchill @Jee_HookedOnBookz it has that spring look today! 2mo
Booksnchill @Debdeb Yes, my happy place 2mo
Booksnchill @hermyknee my local greenway, a favorite spot 2mo
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Sometimes The New Yorker articles seem to be calling out to me saying- “you are alright, you can keep all your books, Marie Kondo is a crazy woman...she doesn‘t know the joy of clutter. We love you, we are your haphazard looking but basically stable security in this uncertain world- come live with us, we will keep you safe and sane... “ hmmm may be time to get out of the house 🤣🤫😳📚

BooksTeasAndBookishThings It is like she is in my head. My soul. It just makes sense. 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This needed to be said 👍 2mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 I like organized book shelves, it makes me feel better. I hope to be donating more books for my library sale by end of April. 2mo
Booksnchill @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I do love a dose of validation!!! 2mo
Booksnchill @BooksTeasAndBookishThings My tribe calls to me! 2mo
Booksnchill @JanuarieTimewalker13 donation is a great thing! 2mo
diananissan3 Is this an article I can read? 2mo
Booksnchill @diananissan3 it is in the March 25 edition of the New Yorker magazine- might be available somewhere online 2mo
Leftcoastzen @diananissan3 Usually New Yorker site lets people read a few articles for free per month on its website 2mo
Booksnchill @Zelma 👍👏👏👏 2mo
diananissan3 @Zelma thanks so much!! 2mo
Booksnchill @diananissan3 @zelma Littens are the friendliest most helpful folks! 2mo
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Once again Sunday morning finds me catching up on The New Yorker and this article on Miriam Toews is wonderful and will make me move this Mennonite born Canadian author up my list. I have heard amazing things about Women Talking. Important note, her last name rhymes with “saves”- I have not heard it pronounced that way yet so that is new - also the Plautdietsch term( her parents‘ first language) schputting- irreverance of serious or sacred things.

Hoopiefoot Looking this article up now. I loved 2mo
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The Origins of Creativity | Edward O. Wilson
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My latest read in my year-long study of Creativity. Edward O. Wilson, winner of the Pulitzer and biologist and naturalist particularly enamored of ants, posits that in this age of science we need to restore the humanities in order to fully understand the origin of our species- the role of language and other creative expression is a necessary key, with science but not lesser than, to our full understanding of why we are what we are. Fascinating.

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Hunting Game | Helene Tursten
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This is the new series from Tursten featuring a minor character from an Irene Huss novel. Trigger warnings if you do not want to read depictions of actual hunting- moose in this case. There are a series of accidents then murders during the hunting season and detective Embla- a prizewinning boxer and police officer, as part of the hunt, is on scene. The book is short (around 280) and translated from Danish. I prefer her Irene Huss series. 3🌟

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So I finished sketching and was in the area (well just a few miles😜) and I thought, well, don‘t mind if I do! #TreatYoShelf #ParnassusBooks

BookNAround A few miles is totally right there in the area! If you have to buy road trip snacks, it‘s no longer in the area according to my calculus. 😂 2mo
Booksnchill Ha! I ate my snacks while sketching!🤦‍♀️ 2mo
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The 39 Steps | John Buchan
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Sketching at Centennial Park and listening to my audiobook- ahhh sunshine!

Moony Yeah I love #urbansketching 2mo
BarbaraBB Great sketch! 2mo
Booksnchill @Moony ☀️🎨 2mo
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Hunting Game | Helene Tursten
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Hold came in for this new series from Helene Tursten featuring Embla Nystrom - right now the gang are hunting Moose but things are afoot.

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Kindle sale on this women‘s prize longlisted title