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Crowcrumbs

Joined January 2018

Nonfiction 4-eva; Illustrator at crowcrumbs.com; black cat owner; Instagram: @crowcrumbs
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Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson
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Good Omens by Gaiman, Neal
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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There‘s an interesting discussion of “Good Omens” on the podcast “Black Mass Appeal” where members of The Satanic Temple talk about why they love the book. It‘s episode 25: “The omening” on itunes or at blackmassappeal.com

mariaku21 That sounds interesting. I might listen to that! 13mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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A recurring gag is witch hunter Sergeant Shadwell's obsession with counting nipples. I found the likely significance of this is that Shadwell is based on the real 17th century Matthew Hopkins, who investigated women accused of witchcraft. Investigations included searching the accused for teats at which it was believed the devil's imps came to suckle. Unnatural marks of some kind were almost always found, further damning the accused.

Anna40 Oh my goodness! 😖 14mo
Crowcrumbs @Anna40 this book is full of little history and cultural jokes and Easter eggs. I‘m sure I don‘t even understand half of them. I can see why this book makes it to some college course reading lists. 13mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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When a good book you always meant to read is being made into a movie...you better burn some pages quick!

Readergrrl I. Cannot. Wait!!!!! 14mo
Crowcrumbs @Readergrrl Meeee either! 14mo
Aims42 I loved the book and the cast has me optimistic I‘ll love the show 🤞🏼 Don‘t let me down, Neil Gaiman 😬 14mo
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KathyWheeler I cannot wait for this to come out! Good Omens was my first Gaiman and my first Pratchett. 14mo
Crowcrumbs @Aims42 had Neil ever let us down?!😂 I mean even the stuff that isn‘t my cup of tea has always been “good”. 14mo
Aims42 @Crowcrumbs haha, true!! 14mo
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Weirdly wonderful. Like a morbid fairy tale set in 18th century France.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Looooove this movie. Still need to read it. 1y
Crowcrumbs @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I now how the opposite problem. 😂 The book was badass (!) and now I really want to track down the movie. 14mo
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Kurt Cobain said in an interview this book inspired him and some of his music. Should be a weird summer read!

britt_brooke Interesting! 1y
JackOBotts Enjoy! A colleague recommended this to me a while back, and I really dug it! 👍🏼 1y
readordierachel That's a fun fact! I just picked up a used copy of this not too long ago, now I'm stoked. 1y
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The Bread Bible | Rose Levy Beranbaum
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“Take the dough for a ride around town in the back of the car. Dough loves the gentle motion and warmth of the automobile.” ...People get weird about bread/baking tips. Why do they have to make it so complicated?!

Kaye I just buy the freshest loaf in the bread aisle. I take the easy route. 1y
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Living Stories of the Cherokee | Barbara R. Duncan, Davey Arch
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...And one boy said, “I want an Indian with the big beautiful feathers on.” I said, “Oh, you‘re not looking for an Indian, you‘re looking for something else. I said I was full-blooded Cherokee Indian, I didn‘t say I was a chicken.”

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Living Stories of the Cherokee | Barbara R. Duncan, Davey Arch

Ya‘ll in one of the stories a swarm of beautiful butterflies suffocates a woman! 😨

Trashcanman That's how my cousin Rae-Rae died. 1y
Crowcrumbs Poor Rae-Rae! Why didn‘t a good Cherokee warn her what happens to frivolous women who follow hunky men on adventures?! 🦋 1y
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Paper Girls Vol. 4 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Still going strong with a great story and characters, right down to the baby boomer with those cherry red framed glasses.

Crowcrumbs @KathyWheeler I know you are a fan! So have ya read it yet?! :-) 1y
KathyWheeler @Crowcrumbs Yes, I am, and no I haven‘t! I‘m going to check my library‘s Hoopla when I get home to see if they have it yet. 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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1) I collect art made by friends 2) I like to be mysterious- I read naked books. 3) I usually get my books from the library or from @Quasifesto #Tripletuesday @MelAnn

MelAnn That‘s an awesome thing to collect! Very personal and meaningful! 🌼 thank you for playing along! 2y
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Giant Days #5 | John Allison
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Too cute for me, but probably great for pre college or mature JR high kid.

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Pride of Baghdad | Brian K. Vaughan
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Both great and sad.

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Who else is in the Slow Reading Club? 👋

ofbooksandme Me! Specially because I usually read in languages that are not my native tongue and no matter how well I know it, it slows me down. 2y
GirlChandler I‘m such a slow reader. Glad to know I‘m not alone! 2y
Quasifesto Me. I subvocalize and I prefer it that way. That‘s why I‘m such a good proofreader. I catch every mistake. 2y
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Crowcrumbs @Starbeast22 that is exactly why I posted :) Good to see fellow slow readers! I just like to generally take my time. In most of life I‘m slow and thoughtful. 2y
Crowcrumbs @ofbooksandme I‘m always impressed with anyone who can speak or read in more than one language. What languages do you know or study? 2y
QuietlyLaura Me, too! I like taking my time. I generally move at a slower pace and I'm happy with that. Except when I drive! 😉 2y
ofbooksandme @Crowcrumbs Spanish is my mother tongue. And I study English and French. 2y
CSeydel Over here 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
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“...the most obscene figures are not the ignorant ranting racists, but the legal minds who front for them, who ‘invent‘ for them the legislative proposals and the propaganda bulletins. They deliberately choose to foster distortions, always under the guise of patriotism, upon a people who have no means of checking the facts. “ -1962 J Griffin, Black Like Me

AmyG And also disguised as religion. 😪 2y
Crowcrumbs @AmyG Sadly, that too. 2y
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I‘m a little over halfway through and finding this (sadly) as much relevant to today as it is a good history lesson.

rustoryhuf I loved that book. Read it in the mid 1970s. 2y
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My modern day Frankenstein.

Crowcrumbs I just realized the colors and gradient I used in the background might have been influenced by The Paper Girls vol 1 cover! 😆😊 (edited) 2y
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100 Love Sonnets | Pablo Neruda
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Ten years ago @Quasifesto created a Valentine‘s Day scavenger hunt for me in the library, and this was one of the book-clues he sent me to. Each book (philosophy, anatomy...) contained a hand written note musing the value of love from each discipline and the next clue. In the old card catalog I found a key to a study room. Therein the hunt ended with a proposal, which I happily accepted.

CherryPie Aw. Congrats on the anniversary of your proposal! 2y
SandyW Your husband sounds incredibly romantic. 💞 2y
Zelma Love, love love! 💕 2y
Crowcrumbs Thanks @CherryPie @SandyW @Zelma Can you believe my husband says he isn‘t romantic! The truth is he‘s way more romantic than me! 2y
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Paper Girls, Volume 3 | Brian K Vaughan
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Urmmmm....When does Vol 4 come out!??

KathyWheeler I can‘t wait for it! 2y
Crowcrumbs @KathyWheeler me either! I just discovered and devoured 1-3 today. After a binge, I hate to have to wait! 2y
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Paper Girls #1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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@Quasifesto turned me on to this graphic novel written by the author of “Y”. Best thing since Tank Girl! Can‘t wait to read the rest of the series. Art is good, easter eggs are fun, nostalgic 80s references, and I‘m a fan of time travel story lines.

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“We can choose to create systems that can be opened without breaking; that tolerate deviance without collapsing; that regard the unfamiliar not as a threat, but as an opportunity.” Loved the way this book weaved the history of US copyright through the story of Aaron Swartz‘s life and advocacy.

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I heard Mark Twain really loved cats, so I included a little kitten in my illustration of him as “the king of satire”.

readinginthedark 😆❤️ 2y
Cinfhen That's fabulous ❣️ 2y
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tpixie You drew this yourself? ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
tpixie Welcome! Check out @LitsyHappenings 2y
minkyb Wow! 2y
Crowcrumbs @tpixie I did indeed draw this one. :) Litsy is inspiring me to do O Wilde next. Thanks for the welcome and LitsyHappenongs tip! 2y
Crowcrumbs @Cinfhen thanks! Glad you like it! 2y
tpixie @Crowcrumbs wow!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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I like Dove chocolates, but they need to hire someone else to write their inspirational musings! 😮📚

Ubookquitous No, no, no, no... 😡 2y
WhovianNerd Although I did enjoy the Dove chocolate wrapper that told me to visit a bookstore...but yes, this one is terrible. Start at the beginning! 2y
Crowcrumbs @Quasifesto says there are people who really DO read the last page first. If you do, why? I need to understand. 🙃 2y
readinginthedark 🙈🙈🙈 2y
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The Wild Girls | Ursula K. Le Guin
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@Quasifesto found this awesome PM press deal! Get it at: https://secure.pmpress.org

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That one time I accidentally met Neil Gaiman back stage at a nerdy librarian thing...

kamoorephoto 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 2y
Clwojick I think that @TricksyTails might loose her mind a little bit over this. 🤯🤯🤯 2y
TricksyTails 😍♥️😍♥️😍♥️😍♥️😍♥️😍♥️😍 2y
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Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy! 2y
cobwebmoth Welcome to Litsy! (I'm super jealous!) 2y
TricksyTails @Clwojick You know me too well! My heart is exploding! 💥 2y
TricksyTails Oh! And welcome to Litsy!! Sorry was distracted by the gentleman to your right! 👏😆🎉📚 2y
TricksyTails My right! Your left! Hahahahaha Gaiman gets me all kerfuffled!! 😍😍😍 2y
Ingerella Welcome to Litsy! So jealous of this picture! 2y
AmyG Wow! 2y
GirlChandler Welcome—Husband and I used to live in Marfa, so I was like, “Hey, the Big Bend Sentinel!” 2y
Clwojick Hahahah!Oh look at you @TricksyTails I can see you blushing from here. ( all the way over in Canada) 😂☺️😍 2y
LittleWonder Amazing!!! Hello and welcome to Litsy! ☺️ 2y
TricksyTails @Clwojick 😂 Blushing so hard I‘m not even red. I‘m purple! 💜 2y
Leniverse @TricksyTails I'm swooning a bit over here too. You're not alone. 😂 Actually, I think most of Litsy start fanning themselves when they see pictures like that. 2y
Leniverse @Crowcrumbs Welcome to Litsy, and that's exactly the kind of picture to post to get you off to a flying start. 👍 You'll fit in great. 😃 We're all dying with envy here. 2y
Crowcrumbs @TricksyTails He was so sweet and I was almost too shy to ask him for the photo! 😊 2y
Crowcrumbs @Leniverse haha thanks! I was hoping this would please the Litten crowd. 😁😊 Thanks for the welcome! 2y
Crowcrumbs @LittleWonder thank you 😁😊 2y
Crowcrumbs @Lcsmcat thank you! I like it here! 2y
Crowcrumbs @cobwebmoth thanks! 😁 2y
Crowcrumbs @Starbeast22 Hey! A Marfan! Good to meet you. It‘s beautiful country. My husband @Quasifesto and I used to live in Alpine. Even got married in Terlingua. Do you ever go back out to visit? 2y
SandyW I'm having a jealous fan-girlie moment here too @TricksyTails @Crowcrumbs . 2y
readinginthedark 😲😲😲😲 2y
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Does anyone else like to peek under the dusk jacket book cover? The Idealist is a pretty blue with silver foil stamp on the binding.

carlyyougoonie I love finding something unexpectedly colorful underneath. 2y
bookloo I do this all the time! ♥️ 2y
RaimeyGallant Now I will. :) Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 2y
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Clwojick Always! 😍 2y
Branwen I do the same thing all the time! You never know what treasures are underneath! 2y
CherryPie Every time. Welcome! 2y
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