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DePaepe

DePaepe

Joined November 2018

Geographer, lover of the written word, aspiring painter and writer, recycled cosmic droppings.
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Dune by Frank Herbert
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The Factory | Hiroko Oyamada
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A fun story about the absurdity of the modern workplace. Kafka would be proud.

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I read the description of this book online and knew immediately that I wanted to read it. I found the short story that inspired the novel and read that first. After finishing the short story I went to a local used book store and bought this copy. I went outside and turn to the cover page and noticed I had found a signed copy! Lucky day! I put this copy on my shelf and checked out the ebook from my library. It was quite an enjoyable read.

wanderinglynn How awesome! 2w
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Dead Astronauts | Jeff VanderMeer
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Holy moly! I‘m speechless.. I absolutely love these gifts! I‘ve been wanting to read this since it came out. I‘ve been waiting patiently for my library to get their copies in for months now. The wait is over! Fantastic book, super scrumptious chocolate (that I couldn‘t resist trying before I took my picture), and a Krampus card!? Thank you so much @bridge12 for the gifts! And thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing! Happy #Jolabokaflod

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This cover is awesome, I can't stop looking at it. Great haul! 4w
DePaepe @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego the inside cover is great too! I‘ll make another post showing it soon 4w
bridge12 Yeah I‘m happy you‘re excited about all of it, it was a delight picking gifts for you! I hope you have the happiest jolabokaflod! 4w
Mynameisacolour Awesome card! 4w
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Got my package today! Super excited for opening day! Thank you @bridge12 #jolabokaflodswap

bridge12 Yeah! I was worried with all the snow we got here it would take WAY longer. Happy it arrived safely to you 1mo
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Got my match for the #jolabokaflodswap. Super stoked to pick out and send you some chocolate and a book @Callemarie Thank you kindly for hosting @MaleficentBookDragon @MaleficentBookDragon

Callemarie Yay!!!!! 1mo
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Jitterbug Perfume | Tom Robbins
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Borscht, homemade kombucha with beet juice and Jitterbug Perfume for lunch today at work. Goodness I love books and beets and books with beets.

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Snail on the Slope | Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Olena Bormashenko
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Strange, surreal and full of symbolism, The Snail On the Slope, was a fun ride through two narratives that meditate on the meaning and purpose of society and how we perceive its future.

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I enjoyed this short book and will most likely finish the trilogy at sime point. I don't think it will be immediately. This story had a very Lovecraftian feel and definitely fits the name of its genre, "new weird". If you don't like vague descriptions and need all your questions answered this is not for you. If you enjoy pondering and wondering after a story and using your imagination to fill in details, give it a shot.

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Exhalation: Stories | Ted Chiang
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"Comtemplate the marvel that is existence, and rejoice that youare able to do so."

from the story 'Exhalation'

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The Talisman: A Novel | Stephen King, Peter Straub
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This tome has been fun so far!

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Sometime absurd and humorous, sometimes surreal and magical, at times having a touch of horror, the stories in this book made the bus rides to and from work a lot more enjoyable this week. A nice weird collection.

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The Miner | Soseki Natsume
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"There are, in other words, many contradictions in the human character- so many, in fact, that it makes no difference whether we conclude that character exists or doesn't exist."

"..destiny is a thing that uses its magical powers to toy with an innocent youth."

I really enjoyed this novel of thought by #Soseki

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The Miner | Soseki Natsume
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"...I walk one step deeper into anxiety. Pursued by anxiety from behind, drawn on by anxiety ahead, I have to keep moving, but I can walk and walk and walk, and nothing is going to be solved. I'll go on waking through an anxiety that will stay unsettled as long as I live."

Looking forward to this unusual novel by Soseki.

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"As long as the winds blew, the rivers flowed, and the seas stirred, sand would be born grain by grain from the earth, and like a living being it would creep everywhere. The sands never rested. Gently but surely they invaded and destroyed the surface of the earth."

"The beauty of sand, in other words, belonged to death. It was the beauty of death that ran through the magnificence of its ruins and its great power of destruction."

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Quick read into the world of Soseki. Ten small stories of dreams that were quite fun to delve into. It would be a nice introduction to his prose.

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Earth fails,
All grows old and worn.
Flash is dust- however it's adorned.

This was a pleasant read for the commute today.

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Uzumaki (Deluxe) | Junji Ito
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Excited to spiral into this.

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After Dark | Haruki Murakami
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This has immediately become one my favorites by #Murakami. I can't put it down. I've read over 3/4 of this novel in two bus rides.

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Kokoro | Natsume Soseki
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This was my first time reading Soseki. I really enjoyed the story and felt that it painted an honest portrayal of the end od the Meiji era in Japan. I look forward to reading more works by one of the founders of modern Japanese literature. This left me with a strong feeling of melancholy at the same time a longing for continued attempts at compassion and understanding.

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Kokoro | Natsume Soseki
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Starting this today while setting up for a farm party and doing laundry.

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All of the little themes of everything I have read by Murakami come together in this book. I absolutely loved it, page after to page. I had trouble putting it down and am sad it is over. #BigInJapan #WanderingJune

Cinfhen Lots of love for this book!! 8mo
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After the Quake: Stories | Haruki Murakami
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"You know, Jun," he said, "a fire can be any shape it wants to be. It's free. So it can look like anything at all depending on what's inside the person looking at it. If you get this deep, quiet kind of feeling when you look at a fire, that's because it's showing you the deep, quiet kind of feeling you have inside yourself. You know what I mean?"

From the short story 'landscape with flatiron'

Megabooks Fantastic cover and a cute pup! 8mo
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MONDAY STARTS ON SATURDAY | Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
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“Like all science, our work deals with human happiness.”

(picture of my doggo for bonus points)

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Solaris | Stanis?aw Lem, Joanna Kilmartin, Steve Cox
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"Human beings set out to encounter other worlds, other civilizations, without having fully gotten to know their own hidden recesses, their blind alleys, well shafts, dark barricaded doors."

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Solaris | Stanis?aw Lem, Joanna Kilmartin, Steve Cox
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"We don‘t need other worlds. We need mirrors. We don‘t know what to do with other worlds. One world is enough, even there we feel stifled. We desire to find our own idealized image; they‘re supposed to be globes, civilizations more perfect than ours; in other worlds we expect to find the image of our own primitive past."

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The Ark Sakura | K?b? Abe
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"However much you may move around, as long as the motion is circular you haven't really gone anywhere; the important is to maintain a tranquil inner core."

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A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel | Haruki Murakami
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"Loneliness wasn't such a bad feeling. It was like the stillness of the pin oak after the little birds had flown off."

This one was a little harder to get through. That said, the last quarter of the book was great. This #Murakami finishes clean rounds off the story so well. I felt fulfilled after the last page.

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Poetry as Insurgent Art | Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Got this today at Ferlinghetti's City Lights in San Francisco. Just a few days after Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday. I read this my first semester in college and fell in love. My professor had let me borrow her copy. I now have my own.

Happy Birthday Lawrence! Thank you for all that you've done and continue to do!

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Ficciones | Jorge Luis Borges
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Just finished the first story in this collection. Highly imaginative as to be expected. On to the next.. #litsypartyofone

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Tales of Moonlight and Rain | Akinari Ueda, Anthony H. Chambers
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I read a different translation than the one tagged but couldn't find the one by Hamada on here so I'll tag this one.

I really enjoyed these stories by Ueda Akinari. They have a real charm to them. I'd recommend them to any fan of #folktales.

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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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I may not share the same beliefs of the author but I found this book to be charming and insightful. It reads quickly and left pleasant thoughts with me as I read page after page.

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Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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Loved this one by #Murakami. It was magical from the beginning. Definitely one of my favorites by him. It's a nice dive into magical realism and meditates heavily on identity. If you've never read Murakami before, this would be a decent place to start.

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Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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"Like deep-sea creatures rule the ocean depths, in the forest trees reign supreme."

Really enjoying this one by #Murakami. It's been as weird as I want it to be from the start.

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Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts | Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose
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@kellyann28 this is one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever received. Literally brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas!! Cant wait to dive in and cook some of these recipes. And the new home for my brushes is so awesome! ❤️❤️❤️#christmasbookswap 🎄🎄🎄

kellyann28 @DePaepe I am so glad you like it! Once I stumbled across the paint brush roll I KNEW that's what I had to get! Merry Christmas new Litten Friend! ❤🎄🎁 I'll open mine tomorrow, so excited! 13mo
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The Christmasaurus | Tom Fletcher
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#christmasbookswap @kellyann28 I got your package today! I'm glad I know my postman. I gave you my old address and he called me this morning saying it was there and about to get shipped back. Looking forward to Christmas and opening the gifts!

kellyann28 Oh no! I'm glad you know your postman too! 😂 USPS has been on top of their game delivering these packages early. Please let me know what you think of it when you open it! 🎄 13mo
DePaepe I sure will! The suspense is fun! It'll get opened on Christmas eve or day depending on when we have our get together. Can't wait to see what's inside 😊🎄🎁@kellyann28 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 13mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 13mo
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@kellyann28 your package is on its way 📦🎁😊🎄

kellyann28 Woo hoo! Can't wait! Yours is due to arrive on Friday 😄 13mo
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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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Tonight's festivities. Dinner and #Murakami. Schubert plays in the background. I love listening to the music mentioned in Murakami's books while I read. Sets the mood. Oh, and in case you didn't know rice taste better in a ball 😜#dinnerandabook

Velvetfur That's so cool, all of it! I'll try that with the music next time I read a Murakami (I still have yet to read IQ84!) 😊 13mo
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#tbr what I own already. Tbh I have way more tbr than what's on my list and is rather on my shelves. I've a habit of squirreling away books for the future. #usedbookaddiction

DePaepe Realized I forgot to add Quest by George Dibbern to the stack. Which is a shame as it was a hard book to come across. 14mo
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"The best books... are those that tell you what you already know."

One of my prized possessions. I got this copy at our local used books and rarities store. This book opened my perspective as a teenager. I've been an #Orwell fan ever since. #1984 #foodforthought

CoffeeNBooks Great book! I've read it several times, and I've taught it in my AP Literature class a few times. 14mo
DePaepe @CoffeeNBooks definitely a good choice for students. I recommend it all the time. I feel everyone should read this at least once. 14mo
CoffeeNBooks @DePaepe I agree! 14mo
tealwish That's a gorgeous volume! Big Brother as a fist in the sky - I love it! 14mo
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Roadside Picnic | Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
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I read #RoadsidePicnic in one sitting during a camping trip in Minnesota this year. It has quickly become one of my favorite #scifi stories. It takes place after a visit from an unknown #alien species and the impact of their coming and going. A unique read from the #StrugatskyBrothers who went through a lot to have this work published in Soviet Russia. It was the inspiration for the film #Stalker by #Tarkovsky, which I also recommend. Please read.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 14mo
DePaepe @CoffeeNBooks Thank ye kindly. Happy to be here ☺️ 14mo
tpixie Welcome!!! You will find many book friends here! 14mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻 I lived in Minnesota my first 29 years! 14mo
DePaepe @Eggs I absolutely love Minnesota. I've been in Alabama most of my life and MN is home away from away. 14mo
Eggs Yes MN has the most special place in my heart, from the smallest towns to Mpls-St Paul! I try to visit once a year. Every autumn my sisters and I stay in a cabin on the Mississippi River 14mo
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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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Can't wait to dive into this after dinner. Read the sample this morning and got super excited to read more. #Murakami may be my favorite author alive today.

zsuzsanna_reads Welcome to Litsy! 14mo
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I found out about this book through Henry Miller's Stand Still Like the Hummingbird. It has been a wild ride every time I've picked it up. I've yet to finish it but I definitely will. For those who are into #surrealist works I suggest giving this a gander.

DePaepe @LitsyWelcomeWagon not sure how to hop on the welcome wagon, but I'm really interested in this site and interacting with everyone. 14mo
RaimeyGallant You did it! Welcome! #litsywelcomewagon 14mo
DePaepe @RaimeyGallant good to know! Thank ye 😊 14mo
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