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Croissonter

Croissonter

Joined June 2018

🇦🇺. Marketing Advisor. Word Creep. Runner. Sleeper. Photogenic, obviously🤪
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“Because the closing of the eyes was not something he wanted and the remaining human was” p.204

After months and months of a COVID-19 free state, we‘ve just been thrown into lockdown. Wearing a mask is new, so I thought I‘d make mine a statement, something in stark contrast to my little green town.

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Rabbits for Food | Binnie Kirshenbaum
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“Generally speaking, I am a headache of a person who is not easy to like” p.32

This perfectly captures how I‘ve felt about myself over the past 2 years. It is so frustratingly accurate!

Annl Just picked this book up aa a kindle deal and can hardly wait to start it! 12mo
Croissonter @Annl I hope you enjoy it! 12mo
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Rising Strong | Bren Brown
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Every time I say yes to something, it‘s a no to something else

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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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“A person does not belong to a place until there is someone dead under the ground.“

Cathythoughts I remember this quote ❤️ 10mo
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“If hope is a thing with feathers, then libraries are wings”👌🏼

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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs 🙂

1. My home, definitely

2. Kick, Push by Lupe Fiasco

3. I don‘t like chocolate, but I‘ll eat it just so people don‘t find out and freak out!!

I tag @SamAnne, @RachelO and @batsy 😄

#wondrouswednesday

rockpools Thank you for the tag 😊 2y
batsy Thanks for the tag :) 2y
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻🥳 2y
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TheKidUpstairs Great song choice! I saw Lupe Fiasco live years ago, he puts on an incredible show. 2y
Croissonter @Eggs thanks! That was my first time tagged (unless I missed one!) 2y
Croissonter @TheKidUpstairs that would have been an amazing gig!! 2y
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Bring Up the Bodies | Hilary Mantel
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“Repetition of false teachings does not make them true.”

batsy Gorgeous photo! 2y
Croissonter @batsy 😊 thanks! 2y
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“Depression is a normal response to abnormal life experiences.”

I hope that this quote finds you if you need it.

Depression is the symptom, not the problem. It‘s the smoke, not the fire.
There‘s a big difference - as I‘m learning from this book!

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“...being disconnected from the people around you had the same effect on your health as being obese —which was, until then, considered the biggest health crisis the developed world faced.” P.129

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Treasure Island and The Ebb-Tide | Robert Louis Stevenson
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“Dead men don‘t bite”

Getting the last few chestnuts from my tree while I can😍

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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“Nobody‘s heart is perfect”

Maybe this hungry little guy‘s heart is though, right?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww precious ❤️❤️ 2y
rockpools You have some wonderful photos going on here! 2y
Croissonter @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks he‘s a sweet, sweet boy 2y
Croissonter @RachelO thanks! Living in the country in Western Australia provides me with plenty of photo opportunities 😁 2y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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“Timidity creates nothing”

Welcome to my veg... errr... weeds garden😬

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“When you apologise, however, you may begin healing yourself. It is not for us. It is for you. I recommend it.”

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Emma | Austen Jane
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“Poor Emma”

SamAnne Oh is that a border collie to the left? 2y
Croissonter @SamAnne yep! He‘s a 4 year old border collie sook😆 the other is a staffy x Dalmatian. Together they are hilariously naughty but too cute to tell off🥰 2y
SamAnne Aww...I have an 8 year old border collie. Action Jackson. Love the breed. 2y
Croissonter @SamAnne A very sweet breed. I‘ll keep an eye out for Action Jackson in your posts! 2y
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“Self-discipline improves self-esteem”

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression | Zindel V Segal, J Mark G Williams, John D Teasdale
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“We were examining the same problem, namely, how depression alters people‘s thinking in a way that first gets things stuck, then makes things worse” p.3

Photo of the sky tonight from my my little patch in Western Australia, reminding me to chill out, be kind and take more conscious breaths every day.

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This book is set in the North Island of New Zealand, but it‘s just as picturesque in the South Island 😍

Here‘s another Glenorchy shot - the last one I promise - from a helicopter that took us from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Amazing

#Glenorchy #NewZealand #helicopter

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“Between the hay shed and the olive grove, as the sun beats down, I stand there, straddling a sheep, laughing.”

My face in this pic matches how it must have looked when I came across this line😁

#newzealand #glenorchy

BarbaraBB Great pic! Where are you? 2y
Croissonter @BarbaraBB the South Island of New Zealand, in a town called Glenorchy. My favourite spot so far😍 2y
BarbaraBB It looks gorgeous 😍😍 2y
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Can‘t look at the book with views like this in front of me #newzealand

TheSpineView Beautiful! 💜 2y
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“New Zealand‘s history is filled with adventurous souls...”

Reading books about places while I‘m traveling through them is my favourite thing😍 hopefully more (and better) pics to come!

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I want to finish this book but I‘m struggling so much with the non-stop violence and abuse. I need reasons to finish!

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“The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.” P.169

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The Overstory | Richard Powers
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“What you make from a tree should be at least as miraculous as what you cut down.”

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Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
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“It is intolerable for a human being to go on doing any task as a penance, under duress. No matter what the work is, one must spiritualise it‘s in some way.” P.13

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“What will be, will be”

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The Midwich Cuckoos | John Wyndham
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I‘ll have a book hangover for a while after this!

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This Oliver Sacks guy is a genius.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Today‘s reading location is Lancelin ☀️

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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“If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I‘m neurotic as hell.” P.98

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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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“...all crimes are only ‘a variety of theft.‘” P.289

Cathythoughts One of my favorite books 👍 2y
Croissonter It‘s so good! I even have to force myself to read slowly so I can enjoy it longer. 2y
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“All wisdom is healed pain” 🙏

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“Everything ends; nothing lasts”

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The Shape of Water | Guillermo del del Toro
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“What would feeling like somebody feel like? To suddenly exist not only in your world, but someone else‘s as well?”

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“‘...but briefing is not reading. In fact it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up.‘” (P22)

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Anna Karenina | Tolstoy, Leo
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“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow”

kricheal Great picture! 2y
Croissonter ☺️Thanks!! it‘s easy to get good photos when you have such cute subjects 😁 2y
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So relatable

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“What was it about the illustrated carnival owner‘s silences that spoke thousands of violent, corrupt, and crippling words?” P.166

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Tuesdays with Morrie | Mitch Albom
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“Love wins. Love always wins.”

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“If we don‘t accept the notion that there‘s no re-do... our pasts will keep us stuck.” (p.98)

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Gorky Park | Martin Cruz Smith
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“Schmidt showed a smile as hard as a car grille.” (P.53)

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The Plague Stones | James Brogden
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“Of course he didn‘t believe in ghosts”. Why do they never believe in ghosts?? #bookabuy

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Museum of Modern Love | Heather Rose
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“There wasn‘t time to linger on what might be. There was what had to be”

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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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”Take no heed of her... she reads a lot of books”

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“Emptiness is vast and astonishing, the Buddhist approach insists; it does not have to be toxic” p.20

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Happiness comes from letting go

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This is every reader's catch-22: the more you read, the more you realize you haven't read; the more you yearn to read more, the more you understand that you have, in fact, read nothing. There is no way to finish, and perhaps that shouldn't be the goal.

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Alone, alone! Long she would recall the strangeness of the word, an echo aerated by melancholy vowels—alone.

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“I allowed my mind to wander. I‘ve found this to be a very effective way of passing the time; you take a situation or a person and start to imagine nice things that might happen. You can make anything happen, anything at all, inside a daydream.”

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“...as long as I know there is a woman who loves reading for reading‘s sake, I can convince myself that the world continues” (p.240)

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“Everyone imitates before they can innovate” 🤙