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Away | Amy Bloom
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Took a book with me to read while getting my hair done, but couldn‘t resist taking a look at these beautiful magazines. 🤷🏼‍♀️

LapReader I love to get a magazine fix while I have my hair done. 9m
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Collected Poems | Jane Kenyon
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In Several Colors

Every morning, cup of coffee
in hand, I look out at the mountain.
Ordinarily, it‘s blue, but today
it‘s the color of an eggplant.

#poemsbeforephones

Cinfhen 🤩😍 8h
Freespirit Wow😍 8h
suzisteffen Love Jane Kenyon, and what a perfect photo to go with that poem! 7h
Redwritinghood What a stunning view she has! 4h
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Fascinating author talk at a local bookstore- Main Point Books, about the current state of gun laws, the NRA and what can be done to reach an agreement between the Parties. Hopeful. #signedbook

LapReader I can‘t believe the gun laws in America so different to Australia. 16h
DivineDiana @LapReader We need to learn from what works in other parts of the world. 8h
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Today should have been a gym day, but my car stopped running last night and is being repaired. Thank goodness for AAA! So, I walked instead. Also,my body is telling me that my hike in the woods yesterday used different muscles, so kind of like a gym visit! 😉 Also finished 2 books this week! 3 ongoing!

Weekly goals:
Walks: 3
Accomplished: 5

Gym: 2
Accomplished: a hike in the woods

Feeling good! Ready for Week 3! #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge

jb72 Good job! 22h
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 22h
Leftcoastzen Pretty! 21h
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VanChocStrawberry 👏👏 21h
TheSpineView Fantastic! 21h
wanderinglynn Way to go! Fantastic week 2! 🙌🏻 19h
Chrissyreadit So good!!!! 18h
TheEllieMo Well done! 10h
rohit-sawant That's awesome! 🙌🏼 5h
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Went for a hike through the woods with a friend, so no #audiowalk , but a challenging fitness walk! #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge

TheSpineView Exercise is exercise! Keep up the good work! 2d
readordierachel Pretty spot! 2d
RachelO Looks lovely! 2d
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Lynnsoprano Absolutely gorgeous! I'm looking forward to our vacation next month in the mountains, because it's been almost a year since I've had a chance to hike in the woods.
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DivineDiana @TheSpineView Thank you! 😀 (edited) 2d
DivineDiana @readordierachel @RachelO It was! 💚💚 (edited) 2d
DivineDiana @Lynnsoprano Won‘t be long! So peaceful in the woods! 💚 2d
Clwojick Lovely! 2d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2d
BookwormAHN Lovely walk 👏🏻 2d
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Daisies

At my feet the white-petaled daisies display
the small suns of their center-piece, their - if you don‘t
mind me saying so-their hearts. Of course
I could be wrong,perhaps their hearts are pale and
narrow and hidden in the roots. What do I know,
But this:it is heaven itself to take what is given,
to see what is plain; what the sun
lights up willingly...
#poemsbeforephones

TheHeartlandBookFairy My favorite flower! 2d
monalyisha Perfect! ☀️ 2d
Bibliogeekery Beautiful! 2d
AmyG Daisies are my favorite flower, too. 2d
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Walked at Stoneleigh, a property owned by The Natural Lands Trust. It was bequeathed to the township by the Haas Family. Haas translates to hare in German. The family had this tree sculpture of hares representing their family. Now, it is decorated seasonally. #bfc #audiowalk #bookfitnesschallenge

Caterina Looks like a fun place to walk! Way to go! 👏 3d
wanderinglynn Great progress on your goals! 🙌🏻 3d
Reecaspieces Wow! Lovely 3d
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BethM Lovely! Great job! 3d
Clwojick This looks like a great place to go for sunny afternoon walks! ♥️💜💚 3d
Megabooks Cool!! 😎😎 3d
TheEllieMo I love finding interesting things like that on a walk! Well done 👍🏻 2d
dariazeoli Nice job and fun landmark! 2d
kspenmoll What fun!!! 2d
DivineDiana @dariazeoli Thank you! It‘s a favorite! 🐰 1d
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Ardrossan is an estate near my home. If you ever saw the movie, The Philadelphia Story, either version (one with Katherine Hepburn or one with the Grace Kelly), the character Tracy Lord was based on Hope Montgomery Scott who lived here. The author is a member of the family and just published a memoir about her father. She discussed her book at the estate in an intimate setting. These are some paintings in the House. It was magnificent!

Dragon Love both movies but I confess the Cary Grant/ Katherine Hepburn version is my favourite. I had no idea that Tracy was based on a real person! So cool 😎 3d
DivineDiana @Dragon It was dreamlike actually being in the house, sitting on a sofa in front of the fireplace. 3d
Dragon Very awesome! 👍🐉 3d
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One

How blue is the sea,how blue is the sky,
how blue and tiny and redeemable everything is, even you,
even your eyes, even your imagination.

#poemsbeforephones

monalyisha This is new to me and I love it so much!!! 😭🌊💙 3d
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Found a tomato patch on today‘s #audiowalk. #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge

BethM Fun! 4d
monalyisha Pretty flowers! 4d
rohit-sawant How lovely! 4d
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BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 4d
RachelO Nice! 3d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3d
dariazeoli Maybe when the challenge is over they‘ll be ripe for salsa 💃 Nice walk! 3d
Laughterhp How cool! Great job! 👏🏻 3d
guinsgirlreads Love all of this! 👏🏻 3d
Caterina Beautiful flowers! Great job getting out there! 🙌 3d
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Song of the Builders

Near me, I saw
a single cricket;
it was moving the grains of the hillside

this way and that way.
How great was its energy,
how humble its effort.
Let us hope

It will always be like this,
each of us going on
in our inexplicable ways
building the universe.

#poemsbeforephones

monalyisha I love waking up to your Mary Oliver posts! 4d
DivineDiana @monalyisha So sweet! I love waking up reading Mary Oliver, and I really have you to thank for that! #poemsbeforephones💗 4d
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Some animal sightings during my #audiowalk! #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #litsywalkers

BethM Awesome! 5d
ErinC Way to go! 5d
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Bookwormjillk Cute frogs 5d
VanChocStrawberry I‘ve been trying to keep my eyes open for pretty things, too! 5d
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 5d
DivineDiana @VanChocStrawberry You‘ll find them! 👍🏻 5d
Clwojick 💜💙💚 5d
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 5d
dariazeoli Good job! Nice animal cameos 😉 4d
Caterina Looks like it was a beautiful day for a walk! Nice job! 🙌 4d
DivineDiana @dariazeoli ❤️🐸🐦 (edited) 4d
DivineDiana @caterina Thank you! It was! ❤️ 4d
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Mindful

Every day
I see or I hear
something
that more or less

kills me
with delight,
that leaves me
like a needle

in the haystack of light.

#poemsbeforephones

Bradleygirl 😍😍😍😍 5d
Weaponxgirl ❤️ 5d
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Especially Father | Gladys Taber
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When a friend knows you are an avid reader and decides to loan you books from a favorite author, you say thank you. That was last December. Finally have a window when I can fit one in! #bookclubbooksfinishedforthemonth

Blueberry Exactly! 6d
Graywacke Some pretty awesome bookends 6d
DivineDiana @Blueberry 👍🏻❤️📚 6d
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DivineDiana @Graywacke Thank you! 6d
Tanisha_A Love them bookends! 6d
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Found these adorable ducks splashing in the water during my #audiowalk. #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC

BookwormAHN Nice walk 🌻 7d
wanderinglynn Aw, how lovely! And great walk! 🙌🏻 7d
VanChocStrawberry My walks would be way more fun with views like that! 7d
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BarbaraJean Gotta love a walk that has ducks included! 😁 7d
DivineDiana @BarbaraJean ❤️🦆🚶‍♀️ 6d
Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 💚💜💙 5d
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The Morning I Watched the Deer

The morning I watched the deer
with beautiful lips touching the tips
of the cranberries, setting their hooves down
in the dampness carelessly, isn‘t it after all
the carpet of their house,their home,whose roof is the sky?

#poemsbeforephones

monalyisha Wow! What a perfect photo find! 1w
Redwritinghood Lovely! 1w
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YMCA | Katie Marsico
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Core and Strength Workout- 45 minutes!
#BFC #bookfitnesschallenge

Weekly Goals:
3 walks ✅
2 Gym Workouts ✅
2 audio books in progress and 2 print books

Not counting points, only goals. 😀

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 1w
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 1w
phatsallylee You had a great week! 1w
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guinsgirlreads Awesome! 👏🏻 1w
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 1w
kspenmoll Fantastic! 1w
Bookwormjillk Nicely done ✅ 1w
CoverToCoverGirl Well done! 1w
BooknerdsLife Great job! 👏🏼👏🏼 1w
Reggie Great job!!! 1w
catebutler Great job on your first week! 👏🏼 1w
britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Looks like a nice Y! 1w
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This World

As for spiders, how the dew hangs in their webs
even if they say nothing,or seem to say nothing.
So fancy is the world, who knows, maybe they sing.

#poemsbeforephones

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Today‘s sights while I took my #audiowalk. #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge #litsywalkers

Chrissyreadit Those roses 😍😍😍😍 1w
OrangeMooseReads Way to go! (Also what app do you use for the map and timer) 1w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And I love the tea pot. Was it part of a water feature or just decorative? 1w
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DivineDiana @Chrissyreadit The roses were such a beautiful color! 1w
DivineDiana @OrangeMooseReads I use MapMyWalk! 1w
DivineDiana @wanderinglynn Just decorative. So whimsical! 1w
TheSpineView Awesome! 1w
Erin7 Looks like you had a lovely walk🌺 1w
Clwojick Looks like a great walking route! I love those whimsical gardens. 1w
BookwormAHN Lovely walk, nice job 👏🏻 1w
OrangeMooseReads @DivineDiana awesome thanks 😊 1w
monalyisha What a gorgeous color on those blooms! 1w
DivineDiana @monalyisha I thought so too! 🌹 1w
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Look and See

This afternoon a gull sailing over
our house was casually scratching
its stomach of white feathers with one
pink foot as it flew.

Oh Lord, how shining and festive is your gift to us, if we,
only look, and see.

#poemsbeforephones

monalyisha I saw this earlier today & meant to tell you that I loved it! I just came back to it & only now am seeing that it‘s Mary Oliver. OF COURSE it is. 💙 1w
DivineDiana @monalyisha She was a gift to humanity. 💗 1w
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Walking through the raindrops. Happy to see there are some flowers blooming despite the cold temperatures. #bfc #bookfitness challenge #audiowalk

BookwormAHN Nice walk 👏🏻 1w
BarbaraJean Pretty flowers!! 1w
wanderinglynn Way to stick with it despite the weather! 🙌🏻 1w
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Caterina Pretty flowers! Great job getting out there despite the rain! 🙌 1w
Wife 🌹 1w
guinsgirlreads Good stuff! 👍🏻👍🏻 1w
Megabooks Awesome! 😎 1w
Soubhiville Lovely! 1w
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Pretty Revenge | Emily Liebert
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Now, this was a pleasant surprise in my email box this morning!

Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Ericalambbrown I love it when that happens! Congrats 🎉 1w
Jas16 🙌🏽 1w
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LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
CassiT83 Well done! 5d
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Why I Wake Early

“Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and crotchety-“

Although, I have not seen the sun for days, these words allow me to feel its power.
#poemsbeforephones

Suet624 You and me both. 🤨 snow expected tonight. Thank you for Mary. 1w
DivineDiana @Suet624 Oh no! I‘m glad Mary helped. It helped me! Where are you? I am just dealing with rain and cold, here in the suburbs of Philadelphia. 1w
Suet624 I‘m in Northern Vermont. This is the longest winter! Daffodils are out though so there‘s some hope. We tend to go from winter straight to summer around here. 🤨 1w
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DivineDiana Yes, some blooming flowers are a sign! 🌷🌼🌸 1w
kspenmoll Just love this poem- and you are right so little sun so this makes me yearn... 1w
DivineDiana @kspenmoll I do as well! 🌞 1w
MicheleinPhilly I see the sun!!!! I‘m just going to go outside and point my face directly towards it for an hour. 1w
DivineDiana @MicheleinPhilly I see it too! Will be joining you! 😀 1w
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As part of my Mother‘s Day celebration, my daughter and I visited a new independent book store- A Novel Idea. Small, well curated collection. You might notice a missing book on the shelves. That is because I purchased the tagged book!

Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾 2w
BooknerdsLife Sounds like a perfect Mothers Day 🤗📚💕🌸 2w
Reggie Lol Novel idea, lol. Happy Mother‘s Day!!! 2w
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DivineDiana @Reggie Yes, I love the name! I did talk about Litsy! 😉 (edited) 2w
ValerieAndBooks Where is this?! Looks like a good Mother‘s Day for you 💖! 1w
DivineDiana It is in the Bella Vista area in Philadelphia on Passyunk! It was! Hope you had a good one too! 💗 1w
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“In former times the Morocco rascals used to coast along the Spanish Main in their boats till a safe opportunity seemed to present itself, and then dart in and capture a Spanish village and carry off all the pretty women they could find. It was a pleasant business, and was very popular.”
😲😱😲

Velvetfur Ooer! I'm sure it wasn't a 'pleasant business' for the women who were captured! 😲 2w
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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Starting a new book for another #IRL Book Club!

DebReads4fun Such an excellent book! I loved it! 2w
DivineDiana @DebReads4fun I am looking forward to it! 💗 2w
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The Fly Girls (a term coined by a man who promoted flying competitions) were fearless women who were passionate about piloting planes. Often shunned or denigrated for wanting to fly, they persisted. Many lost their lives as safety issues were rampant. I was humbled by the bravery of these women (and the men) during the early days of the aviation industry. Interesting that now our biggest concern is getting the best price! #nonfiction

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Started the #bookfitnesschallenge with a yoga class at the gym! There was this new addition that I absolutely love! Treated myself to a salad in a jar. Also started the tagged audiobook! #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn That‘s cool. I was wishing the other day that there were healthy options in the work vending machine instead of all junk food. 2w
dariazeoli Salad in a jar would be so much better than the chips tempting me from feet away. Nice choice! 👍 2w
Hestapleton OMG THIS IS AMAZING. Wish this was at my office! 2w
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Simona 😍😍😍 What a great idea! 2w
BookwormAHN Cool 💙 2w
4thhouseontheleft That is incredible! 2w
DivineDiana @wanderinglynn It was so nice! Even offered overnight oats and kombucha! 2w
DivineDiana @dariazeoli Agree! 😉 2w
Kaye 💖 2w
LapReader I would love one of those at my workplace. Good luck with your journey. 2w
Chrissyreadit Woah!!! I want one of those!!!! 2w
Clwojick Whattttt!?! This is the coolest vending machine I have ever seen! 🙈 2w
Wife I would buy that! 🥬🍅🥒🥕🥑 2w
DivineDiana @LapReader Right! Thank you! 2w
DivineDiana @Chrissyreadit @Clwojick @Wife I hope we start seeing more of these! 💗💗💗 2w
TheSpineView Cool!💜 2w
Caterina Nice!! And great job with the yoga, that's a great workout. 😊 2w
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It starts tomorrow! You can sign up with @wanderinglynn !

My goals:
Walk at least 3x a week
Gym 2x a week
Read 4 books

Good luck to all the participants! 👏🏻🚶‍♀️☘️

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Current Book Club read. So many reserves on this one! Lucky to score a Kindle at one of the local Libraries! #nonfiction

bedandabook I really, really enjoyed this one. Hope you find it as captivating! 2w
DivineDiana @bedandabook It is a remarkable story! 2w
CocoReads That‘s my next book group book too 2w
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DivineDiana @CocoReads 👏🏻👍🏻📚Did you have trouble getting it too? (edited) 2w
CocoReads @DivineDiana no I bought it on sale at b&n with Christmas cash. I haven‘t started it yet but probably will next week 2w
DivineDiana @CocoReads Great! Sounds like a plan! 2w
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April | Mari Kesselring
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A bit late. Nevertheless, my April reads.
3 audio books
2 books of poetry
2 diverse reads
4 Library loans
2 Mt #TBR
2 women authors
1 book in translation (Russian)

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This was a Book Club choice and it was perfect timing for Mothers‘s Day! A chapter dedicated to each US President‘s mother from FDR to Clinton. A focus on the positive (which many of the group did not like! 🤔) As for me, I enjoyed the glimpse into their lives and found it inspiring! Two of my favorites were Lillian Carter (top photo)and Dorothy Walker Bush. Reading was taught at an early age and books were a major part of their lives. #nonfiction

Crazeedi Looks like a great book! 2w
DivineDiana @Crazeedi The author worked for Time magazine and did extensive research. 2w
MicheleinPhilly Are you in a book club with a bunch of grumps? 😉 2w
DivineDiana @MicheleinPhilly I wouldn‘t say that exactly. 🙂 You know, the types that want the good, the bad and the ugly. Rose Kennedy was repeatedly attacked as not being a good mother. (edited) 2w
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My Ex-Life | Stephen McCauley
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Leaving the Library with a new “car” read!

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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A few of my purchases from the mammoth weekend Garage Sale!

marleed I read There There in January (actually paid full price for the book so good find for you!). It‘s not an enjoyable book but I do think it‘s an important read. I would imagine book clubs would have some meaningful conversations of it. 3w
DivineDiana Thank you @marleed . Will have to position it between some lighter reads. (edited) 3w
DivineDiana @we4blu Oh, good! I am intrigued! 3w
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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I listened to this on audio in my car, and I was so invested that I wished that I had copies in multiple formats! Sharing is caring is one of the mottos of the technology company known as The Circle. And we certainly do already live in a world of likes, smiles and comments. What if one company had the power to take all the data for the country and use it to achieve their goals? Did not see the movie. Finished4/30. #booked2019 #socialmediafocus

Cinfhen Great choice for this prompt!!! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m debating whether to read this one or another for this prompt. Glad to have your review, because I‘ve heard mixed things about this one. And the other— 3w
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I have had this on my #TBR bookshelves for years. It is most definitely a #longandwindingroad until I actually read it! 🙄#beatlemaynia #beatlesmaynia

Eggs I liked this one. Good as a reference later on too 🤗👍🏼 3w
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Anna Akhmatova (1899-1966) first came into prominence as a Romantic poet, but it was her poetry about the horrors of the Russian Revolution that brought her fame. She endured decades of persecution. Her first husband, also a poet, was executed and her son imprisoned. She watched many of her artist friends die by suicide or execution. The poems talk of a history that I know very little. Serious, sad, intelligent and I want to know more.

gradcat I love the cover art, if that IS the cover...anyway, it‘s beautiful. 😍 3w
DivineDiana @gradcat It is the cover art for the Penguin edition. Could not find out the artist. 🤔 3w
gradcat Really nice cover 👍...love it! 3w
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I misjudged the dates for Book Club. This one is due this Wednesday, whereas “First Mothers”, which I have only one chapter to go isn‘t due to the following week! Fast and furious reading to follow! #nonfiction

Catt If you like this, check out “Happy Bottom Riding Club” by Lauren Kessler. Tells story of one particularly fascinating woman Pancho Barnes who was in early flying (compatriot of Amelia Earheart) and who opened a dude ranch that became like the frat house for the supersonic pilots and future astronauts you see in “The Right Stuff.” (edited) 2w
DivineDiana Thanks for the recommendation, @Catt ! I did like the book! 2w
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Obverse
XVIII

“If an angel had stooped in its flight
Home to El Greco‘s heaven
To explain to me wordlessly
But with a summer smile
That more than all the seven
Deadly sins he was forbidden me.”
Painting- El Greco

#poemsbeforephones

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Anne of Green Gables | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Opening day for the mammoth Church Garage Sale, and I thought I had seen every book on the tables. Wrong. One more to go home with me. I have a paperback copy, but could not resist a “good as new” hardback edition! #toomanybooks 😬

GypsyKat 💚💚💚 4w
Sjoanns Love that whole series. Each time I read the books I am taken back in time to when I would watch the movies with my grandma ♥️ 4w
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Sacred Songs, No | Ira D. Sankey
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For the past 10 days, I have been working feverishly to prepare for a massive Church Garage Sale. My joy is that I am working in the Book Department. There are hundreds of books! This is one that I salvaged from the garbage. It certainly has seen better days, but there is just something wonderful to me about holding a book published in 1896.

Cinfhen That‘s amazing 🙏🏻 4w
Lcsmcat Cool book! I‘m glad you rescued it. 4w
whatshesreadingnow Wow happy you found it! 4w
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batsy Great find! 4w
Debdeb I don‘t understand how people can throw books away, pass them on yes, but not putting them in the bin 4w
DivineDiana @Debdeb I know! 😢 4w
Suet624 That‘s so great! 4w
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Currently reading my choice for #booked2019 #socialmediafocus. I am enthralled!

Cinfhen So funny... I hated this book but so many people I know really liked it a lot. Glad you‘re enjoying 4w
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Happy Earth Day! Enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature as I took an #audiowalk at a public garden. Listening to a podcast interviewing Wangari Maathai, an Kenyan woman author, biologist and activist who planted thousands of trees. She was the first African woman and the first environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Want to read the selected book written by her. #litsywalkers

erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful! So much greenery 🌳🌱 1mo
Soubhiville So pretty! 1mo
Wife 🌹 1mo
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Set in an indeterminate future, the characters are expecting a crisis. Cedar Hawke Songmaker was adopted and raised by a hippie couple.She knows that her heritage is Ojibwe.Now that she is pregnant, she travels to visit her birth mother to find out if she needs to worry about inherited medical conditions. Meanwhile, pregnant women are being rounded up by the government, and that begins Cedar‘s flight to save her baby. #indigenousauthor #booked2019

DivineDiana Artist: Louisa Rivera 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ve seen such mixed reviews but your synopsis and the above art makes me want to read this book!!! 1mo
ephemeralwaltz I've had this on the TBR for some time! It might be time to pick it up. 1mo
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DivineDiana @Cinfhen The artwork was used to illustrate a book review for O magazine. I listened to the audio which was well done. Frightening and interesting with some loose ends. I read that the author was asked to cut quite a bit, so the publisher could release it ASAP. 1mo
Reggie Nice review, I‘ve been on the fence. 1mo
DivineDiana @Reggie Thank you. On the fence about whether you liked it or reading it? 🤔 (edited) 1mo
Reggie About reading it. 1mo
DivineDiana @Reggie Got it! I‘m thinking you might like it. 😀 1mo
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The influence of Rebekah Baines Johnson‘s commitment to education resulted in the Education Act of 1965. President Johnson‘s comments to a group of educators included, “I am glad in our time we are talking about how to improve the soul and improve the mind and improve the body and to live and learn and expand.”

Izai.Amorim A bygone era, when the US government tried hard to improve people‘s lives... 1mo
DivineDiana @Izai.Amorim Exactly what I thought. 1mo
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Alexander at Thebes

“Put it all to the fire! There were wonders-gate
And tower and temples-everywhere the king searched,
But suddenly his face brightened with a thought:
‘Be sure that the house of the Poet is not touched‘.”

#poemsbeforephones

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“Could Beatrice write with Dante‘s passion,
Or Laura have glorified love‘s pain?
Women poets- I set the fashion...
Lord, how to shut them up again!”

#poemsbeforephones

Painting of Anna Akhmatova by Olga Della-Vos-Kardovskaysa

batsy Such a stunning painting 😍 1mo
monalyisha Heck yeah! 😉🌸💪🏻 1mo
OleAnder I love those Russian names 1mo
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Cathythoughts Great post ✨✨✨✨✨ 1mo
DivineDiana @monalyisha ❤️ (edited) 1mo
DivineDiana @batsy @OleAnder @Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 1mo
readordierachel Love this! 💙 1mo
kspenmoll Love the verse & painting. The poet Jane Kenyon first introduced me to this poet in her book of writings called 3w
DivineDiana @kspenmoll How interesting! I plan on reading Jane Kenyon for my next book of poetry! 3w
kspenmoll @DivineDiana I love her work. Share your thoughts! 3w
DivineDiana @kspenmoll I plan on sharing, but my current problem is locating my book amidst my towering stacks!!! Not where I thought it would be! 🤔 3w
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The Turner House | Angela Flournoy
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The Turner Family live on Yarrow Street in Detroit for over 50 years. The father has died, and the mother has moved in with her eldest, Cha Cha. The haint, that he had first seen as a child, has returned, and he is tormented. There are 13 siblings, and the time has come to decide on the fate of the family Home. A story of love, growing up and figuring out what is real. As a member of a large family, I related to the siblings interaction.

mdhughes72 I‘ve been using this in my Families and Society course the past couple years. My students have been enjoying it and they help me see things I wouldn‘t have noticed on my own. 1mo
DivineDiana @mdhughes72 Great idea! There was a lot covered on that topic! It was my Book Club‘s choice, and I missed the meeting because I hadn‘t finished it. Had been looking forward to the discussion. 1mo
Cathythoughts Brilliant quote 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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In Dreams

Black and enduring separation
I share equally with you.
Why weep? Give me your hand,
Promise me you will come again.
You and I are like high
Mountains and we can‘t move closer.
Just send me word
At midnight sometime through the stars.

#poemsbeforephones

Izai.Amorim Great poem and gorgeous picture. 1mo
DivineDiana @Izai.Amorim ❤️ 1mo
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Life | Keith Richards
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Went to the Library to pick up my reserve. Lo and behold, a “buy one get one free”coupon for the Library Book Store was being offered for Library Week! How could I refuse? #libraryweek