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CarolynOliver

CarolynOliver

Joined August 2016

Bring me all the paper and ink you have. [rosemaryandreadingglasses.com]
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Arden Shakespeare Complete Works | William Shakespeare, David Scott Kastan, Richard Proudfoot, Ann Thompson
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Happy birthday Shakespeare!

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Float | Anne Carson
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Finally going for it. #poetry

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Fantastic Mr. Fox | Roald Dahl
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Front yard picnic with my son today. Totally delightful. I'm especially attached to this copy of Fantastic Mr Fox, which I bought at Shakespeare & Co in Paris 11 years ago.

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WHEREAS: Poems | Layli Long Soldier
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Searing, necessary, beautiful. And so many forms! #poetry

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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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Last week's reading, April 2-8.

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I admit I saw this book and started humming the ST:TNG theme.

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No Exit: A Play in One Act | Jean-Paul Sartre
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Yes Books in Portland, Maine

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Fortune's Pawn | Rachel Bach
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Perfect palate cleanser: this fun, action-packed sci-fi novel (with a bit of romance), featuring a heroine who's Ripley crossed with Starbuck. Already have the rest of the series on hold at the library, since I want to find out what happens next.

Hamlet Ripley & Starbuck cross? Say no more! 2y
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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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Alllll the library holds! My intrepid husband headed out in the snow to pick these up for me. He's a dear.

DivineDiana Snow! Where are you! 3y
CarolynOliver @DivineDiana Central Massachusetts--ice, slush, snow, and rain since yesterday. 3y
DivineDiana Oh my! Sending 🌷🌹🌸! 😉 3y
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Reviewsbylola Great month! 👏🏻 3y
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Saga, Volume 7 | Brian K Vaughan
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Yes. (aka, my library has six holds for me but was unexpectedly closed and my husband suggested the comics shop)

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WHEREAS: Poems | Layli Long Soldier
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Stellar #bookmail from @Graywolfpress today!

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A Separation: A Novel | Katie Kitamura
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Library reading this morning.

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Othello | James Earl Jones
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Pretty great stack from a used bookstore today. I had 20 minutes, so I spent it in the poetry & drama section.

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These poems were so good that as soon as I returned the book to the library I ordered my own copy.

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Last week's reading--finally finished SPQR! Full reviews here: https://rosemaryandreadingglasses.com/2017/03/21/last-weeks-reading-march-12-18/

(March 12-18; posting late!)

LectricSheep Way to go with SPQR! I tried but couldn't do it. 😪 It was super interesting, but it was such slow going that I stopped about halfway through to return it to the library (I ran out of renewals!). I think I should just buy it and commit to the long haul like (it sounds like) you did! 3y
CarolynOliver @LectricSheep It took me two months, but it was worth it! 3y
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"Our culture is foolish to keep science and poetry separated: they are two tools to open our eyes to the complexity and beauty of the world."

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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey
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I loved this book about three astronauts who don't go to space but still leave people behind. Gorgeous. Full review here: https://rosemaryandreadingglasses.com/2017/03/16/recommended-reading-the-wandere...

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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A re-read for me, but the first time reading this edition; I read the original 8 or 10 years ago. Such a weird, gross-yet-fun book.

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Ten Thousand Things | Maria Dermot
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Hey, thanks Littens! 💜📚💜

Hamlet Congratulations, you sure do move quickly through books. As a slow reader, I envy your speed. 3y
Dragon 👍🎉😀 3y
KarenUK 🙌🙌💕 3y
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annahenke 📚🤗 3y
moranadatter Congrats!🎉🎂 3y
BibliophileMomma Congrats!! 🎈🎉🎊🍾 3y
susanw 🎉📚🏅 3y
LeahBergen 🎉🎉🎉 3y
Shemac77 Congratulations! 3y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
DebinHawaii Congratulations!!! 🎉👍🎉👍🎉😀 3y
CarolynOliver Thanks friends! 3y
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RIP Derek Walcott. I met him twice (sitting in on one of his classes for playwrights; a chance passing in the BU English Dept. building)--he was very gracious.

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The library is updating and donating old books or sending them home with volunteers. I have mixed feelings about that (what out of print gems might disappear?), but couldn't resist bringing these home.

redphoto3 Omg Island of the Blue Dolphins. Defining book of my youth. 3y
Rebonkula Island of the Blue Dolphins! I loved that book. 3y
Jannychan A Proud Taste for Scarlett and Miniver. Probably began my life long addiction to well written historical fiction. 3y
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Volunteering at my son's elementary school library today--always fun to see what the kids are into.

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Library ftw!

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Last week's reading (March 5-11). Loved all of these. Mini reviews here: https://rosemaryandreadingglasses.com/2017/03/14/last-weeks-reading-march-5-11/

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Baptism of Desire: Poems | Louise Erdrich
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So good. I'm pretty sure Louise Erdrich can do no wrong.

rachellayown Agreed. I haven't read her poetry and will start with this collection. 3y
CarolynOliver @rachellayown It's great! Jacklight is her first collection, which I also loved (this is her second). 3y
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Baptism of Desire: Poems | Louise Erdrich
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A little late-night #poetry.

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Last week's reading (Feb. 26-March 4). Plus one e-book, not pictured. As always, mini-reviews at Rosemary & Reading Glasses.

LeahBergen I really enjoyed Nabokov's Butterfly. 3y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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So excited for this one!

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I ❤ visiting other people's bookshelves! These rainbow shelves, filled with #lgbtq history books, belong to my sisters-in-law. Sarah is the author of the book Queer, There, and Everywhere (LGBTQ history for teens) coming out (no pun intended) this May!

ValerieAndBooks How cool! (Both that her book is coming out and the shelves)! 3y
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The Chicago Manual of Style | University of Chicago. Press
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Oh dear. I'm at my desk in my (home) office, so the book closest to me is the CMS! 😂

Thanks @Liberty for the #funfridayphoto prompt!

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Love these #endpapers!

LeahBergen I loved this book. 💗 3y
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous. 3y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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February by the numbers!

Maike 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Reviewsbylola Great job! 🎉🎉 3y
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As an object, this book is flawless (heavy paper, perfect font, gorgeous full-page photos). In other respects, I was disappointed. If you already know quite a bit about Fortuny & Morris, I think you'll enjoy this, but as someone without that background I thought the multi-part essay was too scattered. Writing is lovely as usual though.

CherylDeFranceschi ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Been looking for this pin, and today found it where I left it: attached to my winter coat's lapel.

Texreader 👍😊 3y
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Last week's reading (February 12-18). Mini reviews here: https://rosemaryandreadingglasses.com/2017/02/22/last-weeks-reading-february-12-...

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Library holds today are 💯

Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Yeah, so. It lives up to the hype. Loved it.

Flaneurette Yep, it does 😁 3y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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The result of attempting to take a picture in the incredible sunshine this afternoon.

Also btw I am 60 pages in & have cried three times so . . .

Reviewsbylola I need to get a copy of this! 3y
BookInMyHands Sun? I want to come read with you! I'm in NW Oregon and I've forgotten what it looks like. 3y
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The Oxford English Dictionary | J. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner
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Hanging out with the OED. You know, typical Saturday.

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 | G Willow Wilson
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Late afternoon reading -- I know I'm late to the party on this one!

Jessisreading That just means there's more to read now instead of having to wait! 3y
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Since reading Elizabeth Bishop‘s poems as a teenager, I‘ve always enjoyed my encounters with her work, but felt the poet was inscrutable, always at arm‘s length, despite the fact that I live in the city where she was born and where she‘s buried. I don‘t feel that way anymore, thanks to Megan Marshall‘s Elizabeth Bishop: Miracle for Breakfast,* a smooth-reading, revelatory new biography of one of the twentieth century‘s best and most private poets.

mcipher I love Elizabeth Bishop! Definitely reading this. 3y
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Thrall: Poems | Natasha Trethewey
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LectricSheep Natasha Trethewey! ❤️ Have you read Native Guard? 3y
CarolynOliver @LectricSheep I haven't yet--I started with Domestic Work (💯)--but it's on my list! She's fantastic. 3y
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Arrival | Ted Chiang
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Our Valentine's Day tradition is to watch sci-fi, and tonight I can't wait to see Arrival, based on "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang, included in this collection. Such a wide-ranging mind! The whole collection is recommended.

ephemeralwaltz Really enjoyed the movie - interesting focus 3y
Ms.Story Just watched the movie this week! Enjoy!! 3y
KVanRead Loved this movie so much. Stacking the book! 3y
Librarianaut The movie was soooooo good!!! 3y
CarolynOliver @ephemeralwaltz @BrittanysBookshelf @KVanRead @Librarianaut You were all so right! I loved the movie. 💜 3y
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Desire: Poems | Frank Bidart
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Happy Valentine's Day!

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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I cannot lie: I bought this book for the cover and it was a very good call (about 1/3 through and I am enchanted).

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Don't blame you! That is gorgeous ❤ 3y
britt_brooke Beautiful! 3y
Reviewsbylola It's been on my TBR for a long time, mostly because of the cover! 3y
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mcipher Same here - I love the cover so I put it in my TBR. 3y
CarolynOliver @BooksTeasAndBookishThings @britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola @mcipher I broke down and bought a UK copy because I couldn't wait for it to be released here! 3y
Reviewsbylola I think I am going to buy the U.K. Version too but the paperback edition is being released in April so I think I will hold out for that. 3y
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Amplitude | Tess Gallagher
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Happy Galentine's Day! Over on Rosemary & Reading Glasses you'll find 13 poems on female friendship: https://rosemaryandreadingglasses.com/2017/02/13/13-poems-celebrate-ladyfriends-... #poetry

Eyelit Yes! 3y
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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Current nightstand stack.

susanw Animators is excellent! 3y
CarolynOliver @susanw I'm so glad you liked it! I'm just a few pages in. 3y
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