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Drocchio03

Drocchio03

Joined January 2019

Getting back to reading in earnest in 2019. Good for the mind and soul.
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani
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Gimmick alert 🚨 Based on the title I knew this listen would be schtick - but, really. The entire book was common sense delivered via contrived “rules for success”. The content wasn‘t helped by narrator Henry Jones, who was much to earnest for this jokey material.

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Airport book purchase needed to supplement current book on hand. Three hour delay and cross-country flight = lots of reading time. 📚 ✈️

kristincatastrophic I just finished that last night. I loved it, so funny 2w
tessavi Thats a positive way to look at the delay 😅 2w
BooknerdsLife Good book choice for a delay flight! Have a great trip 🙌🏼💕 2w
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So. Good. Sometimes funny, sometimes hopeful, often heartbreaking. Eleanor is a deep and rich character that you cautiously root for. On a more personal level, I‘m grateful to have read this book at this particular moment. It‘s funny how the right book finds you when you need it.

BooknerdsLife Beautiful review! 🙌🏼💕 I love this book! 2w
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“I noticed that it smelled lemony...I didn‘t normally notice my surroundings, I realized...when you took a moment to see what was around you, noticed all the little things, it made you feel...lighter.”

readordierachel So true 💕 2w
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“She wasn‘t actually chewing gum, but her demeanour was very much that of a gum chewer.” Eleanor, I absolutely know what you mean.

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Six hour to San Diego. Time for both a nap and a good read.

bookseller_cate Safe travels! You‘ve picked a good read, from what I hear. (edited) 2w
Bookwormjillk Happy traveling! 2w
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The Death of Truth | Michiko Kakutani
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Only a third through and can tell this is a book that needs to be read multiple times to fully appreciate the absolutely frightening time in which we live. It also cries for discussion; strongly recommend reading with a friend or club.

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Yes in every way possible. Characters are full and complex. The story is griping, emotional and suspenseful. The writing itself is beautiful and transports you. By far my favorite read this year thus far. A must add to your TBR pile.

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Amy starts the book talking about how much she hated writing said book and how hard the process was. It showed. If you are a Poehler fan, I beg you to skip this read / listen. You may like her now; it‘s unlikely you still will after getting through Yes Please.

RamsFan1963 Too late, I've already read it and had pretty much the same reaction. If you haven't read it yet, Tina Fey's Bossypants is 100 times better and laugh out loud funny 3w
rretzler I second Fey‘s Bossypants! 3w
Jilly6183 I heard it was better as an audiobook because you get a better sense of when she is joking. I read it the old fashioned way and thought it came off as “look how many famous people I, a famous person, hang out with.” And I love Amy, but ugh. And I agree with the others, Bossypants is great! 3w
OrangeMooseReads I did not like this either. Bossypants is AWESOME though. 3w
Drocchio03 @RamsFan1963 @rretzler @Jilly6183 @OrangeMooseReads Thanks for all of the feedback; looks like I need to add Bossypants to my TBR pile! 3w
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Reading poolside. What a perfect day.

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Disliking Amy more and more. She tells a story of a severely delayed apology for an SNL skit that mocked children with disabilities. Then later remembers fondly how her and her brother used to pretend to be deaf so people would feel bad for their family. Another story has her recounting how she received the hilarious gift of picture showing a smiling Amy hugging a child rapist whose face was super imposed over Seth Myers. i might have to bail...

PurpleyPumpkin How disappointing! I had heard only good things about this book. Too bad. ☹️ 3w
cherinium I was not a big fan of this one. 3w
Theaelizabet I‘ve heard this from a lot of folks. 3w
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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It‘s kind of breaking my heart that the more I listen to this audiobook, the less I like Amy Poehler. Having Seth Meyers narrate the chapter he wrote was fabulous, but her delivery is falling flat and it‘s all seeming like a poorly executed vanity project. Hoping my opinion changes as I continue to listen.

ShyBookOwl 😐 bummer 3w
aquariusnat Felt the same way when I read it ! 3w
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Weekend goals + listening to the tagged book while out and about. ❤️📚☀️

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Illustrations produced on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil by Mark Scheibmayr; posted on dobbernationloves.com

I didn‘t love Plums as much as Garlic & Sapphires (being a restaurant critic seems like more fun than a magazine editor), but still thoroughly enjoyed Reich‘s zany stories of being thrown into the limelight while trying to reimagine a dated publication, manage absurd personalities and enjoy the benefits of an even more absurd expense account.

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Thoreau at Walden | John Porcellino, Center for Cartoon Studies
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Select passages from Walden accompanied by simple illustrations that respect and elevate his message. This sort-of graphic novel covers why he went to Walden, his understanding of humankind, briefly touches on the beginnings of Civil Disobedience and ends with his return to Concord. An excellent introduction to Thoreau / Walden; enjoyed it so much I‘m considering purchasing it so that I can refer back when I need a little grounding.

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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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Just Kids is the love story of Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, their art and New York in the late 60s through early 70s. In the audiobook, performed by Patti, you are completely transported and can experience the love and pain nearly first hand. This is a highly atypical pick for me, but must recommend. It‘s masterfully done and will be a sure favorite for anyone familiar with what NYC used to be.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa This one has been on my to read list for awhile, I really need to grab the audiobook and listen soon. 1mo
Drocchio03 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I am not a fan of audiobooks, but I couldn‘t imagine accessing the content any other way. 1mo
readordierachel Love this book. Her narration is mesmerizing. 1mo
Drocchio03 @readordierachel Mesmorizing. That is the perfect word to describe it. 1mo
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Unanticipated express (10 day) loan from my latest library hall. Thoroughly enjoyed the antics described in Garlic and Sapphires; excited to jump into this sumptuous read!

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Thoreau at Walden | John Porcellino, Center for Cartoon Studies
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“...my life itself was become my amusement and never ceased to be novel...”

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Kierkegaard For Beginners | Donald D. Palmer
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Great concept, but maybe Kierkegaard‘s philosophy and concepts are so complex that they can‘t be distilled into a primer filled with cartoons? Or maybe the author/illustrator were using Kierkegaard‘s concept of indirect communication and I missed the whole point?! Either way, I know more now than I did before - but not as much as I would have hoped. #nonfiction2019 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa #maymadness #graphicnovels @Clwojick @RadicalReader

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Litten parents: saw this at the library and thought it may be of interest!

rretzler This makes me a little sad. I used to read aloud every night to my 2 sons until the older was a freshman in HS. He will be entering his senior year and the younger will be entering HS this fall. I miss reading to them so much! I‘m going to try to bring it back this summer, but I‘m not sure how it will go over. It was wonderful for the 14 years it lasted! 1mo
LibrarianJen #Zeek tested at 95th percentile for vocabulary recently. Reading out loud really is super beneficial. Plus it‘s a bonding time. Even if he and Charlotte can‘t sit still or don‘t seem to be paying attention, they are still benefiting from me reading to them. 💖 1mo
LibrarianJen @rretzler do it!!!! Even if they moan and groan. Or, have them read out loud to you! 1mo
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Welp. You really can‘t judge a book by its cover. I thought this was going to be a fun quick female-empowerment themed read. I was right only about the quick part. I didn‘t hate it - but it felt like the author was trying to hard to deliver a message and be funny(?) at the same time. I didn‘t hate it, but can‘t really recommend it either.

Freespirit Nice reading spot😍 1mo
Drocchio03 @Freespirit Was in Phoenix and it was glorious. ☀️🙂 1mo
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Book read, podcast listened to and documentary watched. I still don‘t understand how brilliant, worldly investors (individuals and companies alike) were duped out of hundreds of millions of dollars. I also find it a bit sickening that nearly all employees were complacent in the fraud that endangered thousands of patients‘ lives. #nonfiction2019 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

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Continuing the nonfiction kick and loving it. Reading poolside also helps. 😊🌴☀️

Swe_Eva Anything poolside is great! 😂 1mo
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Reading won out over inflight entertainment this time and I read this book from beginning to end. Absolutely loved the first 80%. Agnostic to the next 10% and hated the last 10%. Really, by the end I didn‘t care where Bernadette went. With that said - the first portion was so good (laugh out loud funny good) this one still gets a pick from me.

LeeRHarry Exactly how I felt about this one 😊 1mo
Drocchio03 @LeeRHarry Right?! I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 1mo
MrBook Great review! 1mo
deargentlebookworm Great review. I agree with you. I enjoyed it over all, but by the very, very end, I was just so ready for it to be over 4w
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Kierkegaard For Beginners | Donald D. Palmer
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Updated #bingo board! Reading tagged booked for #somethingwithpictures
On a big #nonfiction kick and loving it!

#nonfiction2019

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good for you! 1mo
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The Innocent Man | John Grisham
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Compulsively readable true crime about two murders in a small town and the miscarriages of justice that allowed for innocent men to be imprisoned, with one headed to death row. First half leading up to the trial was a bit slower; second half moved quickly, though it was a bit difficult to keep all the different players in the story straight. Overall, very much a pick.

#nonfiction2019
#somethingaboutsurvival
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds intriguing! 1mo
Drocchio03 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It was so good. I now have to binge watch the Netflix series! 1mo
Kaye If you‘re interested, there was another book about a different murder that occurred in this same town around the same time. It‘s very good ! 1mo
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stacybmartin My lab does a lot of work with the Innocence Projects (particularly Ohio‘s) - it‘s very inspirational. You should check out 1mo
Drocchio03 @Kaye Thanks for recommendation. Dreams is mentioned and Grisham covers (to a lesser extent) the kidnapping/murder on which it‘s focused. I plan to check it out! 1mo
Drocchio03 @stacybmartin Thanks for the recommendation. Your work must be very interesting - and rewarding. 1mo
MrBook Added! 1mo
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Day 1: A little mid-morning meditation to keep me going. Hoping to get a walk in this afternoon if the weather holds. #audiobookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn That‘s a great idea to do a mini-meditation session mid-day. 🙌🏻 1mo
Drocchio03 @wanderinglynn It had a tremendously positive and immediate effect. And I used the mantra later in the day during a *trying* meeting. 🙂 1mo
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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Walks around the office building when I need to get a fresh perspective and a moment away; realizing it‘s okay to take a minute for myself! #maymadness #newtome #personalchallenge

Clwojick this is stunning :) 1mo
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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Torn over this one. Content is completely out of my typical norm and definitely #newtome. Proud that I‘m expanding my scope and interested to listen to Patti‘s music and see Robert‘s exhibit at the Guggenheim.

Unsure if I should finish book first and then listen/see, or learn more about them as artists and their careers to have a greater appreciation for the story.

#maymadness
@Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

QueenJen Listen while you read? 1mo
Drocchio03 @QueenJen I‘m listening to the audiobook, but I think I‘m going to mix in some of her tunes. I‘m not usually keen on audiobooks, but enjoy hearing her tell her own story. 1mo
QueenJen @Drocchio03 🤦‍♀️ You would think that I would've noticed that it was an audiobook!! (It's almost like I got 2 Monday's this week 😉🥃) 1mo
Drocchio03 @QueenJen Funny enough - I tried to put the headphone sticker over the picture but felt it covered too much of the title/author. All is good. 😊 1mo
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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“Just Kids by Patti Smith has been chosen as this year's One Book, One New York winner...Smith will appear at Symphony Space, as part of the PEN America World Voices Festival on May 10 in a conversation and will be introduced by last year's One Book winning author, Jennifer Egan. Smith will also appear at the Center for Fiction the week of September 16-20.” https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mome/industries/1book1ny.page

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The Godfather | Mario Puzo
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Sometimes the movie is just as good, if not better than, the book. These two definitely fall into that category. It‘s been over ten years since I‘ve read either. No desire to pick them up again, but am now definitely in the mood for some Pacino and Deniro. Maybe I skip both The Godfather and Goodfellas (based on Wiseguy) and go straight to the best: The Godfather Part II! 🍿 🎥

#maymadness #booktomovie @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Clwojick We just watched The Goodfellas last month. ♥️ 1mo
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I‘m in love with (and in desperate need of) this type of challenge.

@wanderinglynn Can I participate from afar? I‘d post updates and such, but not count points nor be eligible for a prize. I don‘t want to over commit with so much work travel coming up. With your okay, my goals are:

Five books 📚
Dedicated five minutes of meditation daily 📿
20 min of yoga or brisk walking 4x/week 🧘‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️

🙏 😊 #audiobookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn Of course! Everyone‘s invited to participate. ☺️ Welcome aboard! 1mo
Drocchio03 @wanderinglynn Thank you! This is the exact boost / commitment / accountability I need right now! 1mo
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The Innocent Man | John Grisham
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Proving to be a terrifying read illustrating our (in)justice system. #maymadness #booktomovie @Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

Kaye Excellent book. I wish he‘d write more true crime, but don‘t think it‘ll happen. I heard him on an interview, say that he‘d never write another true crime because it‘s the hardest he‘s ever had to work on a book, because you have to interview people and do so much background research and make sure everything is truthful and exact . He prefers fiction so he can make things up and they won‘t have to be strictly facts. 1mo
Drocchio03 @Kaye Interesting. I wonder if he would feel differently if he approached the matter from another angle. Having just come off of Midnight of the Garden...I would guess that author felt as if the book wrote itself. But when you focus on legal proceedings vs a colourful array of characters (and have a more stringent commitment to the truth) - the process for Grisham was much more gruelling. 1mo
Kaye @Drocchio03 I‘m not sure. From the interviews I‘ve heard Grisham do, he seems like he‘d want to do everything exactly perfect if he were writing nonfiction, not making any errors. I think it might be hard for him to write in the same manner as Berendt did. I really enjoyed both books , but I‘m partial to true crime so I like most of them. 👍🏼 1mo
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This book reminds me of a This American Life podcast that centers around InspiroBot. “The software that Peder Jørgensen and Jesper Sundnes created generates slogans that are sometimes funny but often weirdly insightful and – is this a bad word to use? – sort of profound.” There were certainly nuggets that were borderline profound, but did I need to read a book that could have been easily created by a bot? ??

Drocchio03 https://www.thisamericanlife.org/extras/why-i-love-inspirobot /// And as other readers have mentioned, it‘s basically The Secret with sass and without the odd old-timey layout. Lastly, her take on money is ... interesting. (edited) 1mo
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Last few days of my scenery at Torrey Pines - which provided the peace and sense of gratitude for a very relaxed point of view! #maymadness #personalchallenge @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader

Clwojick This is stunning! ♥️ 1mo
Drocchio03 @Clwojick It was beyond. If you ever find yourself in the San Diego area you must make the visit. It‘s only 20 minutes away and can be “done” in as little as a few hours, or can take the whole day if you‘re like me and sat and read at various lookouts! 1mo
RadicalReader Beautiful collage 1mo
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Trying to catch up on my updates post-business trip! In love with my last read (here) and look forward to watching the movie tonight. I‘ve been warned it‘s not that great 🤔.

Realizing another current read, The Innocent Man, also falls into this category. AND, it was finally my turn for Bad Blood from the library. I have a lot of reading and watching to do his week! 🎥 📚

#maymadness #booktomovie @Clwojick @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I can‘t wait to hear what you think post movies! 1mo
Drocchio03 @Clwojick Oh my god this movie is terrible. Started it last night, trying to finish it this morning. Even Lady Chablis couldn‘t save it. 👎🏻 1mo
Clwojick 👎 😂 I hate how often movies let us down. 1mo
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Has anyone read this or any other “Classical Comics” interpretations? Other than Maus read in middle school, I‘m a newbie to graphic novels. I‘ve committed to “Kierkegaard for Beginners” and “Thoreau at Walden” - and am curious about revisiting old favorites in a new format. 🙂

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I ❤️ my library. This is just one of their rotating displays. Books nominated by libraries in cities through the world for the International Dublin Literary Award. 📚🥇

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The Innocent Man | John Grisham
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Plan is to dive into this, if I can (a) be strong and avoid the inflight entertainment and (b) stay awake!

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Good lord, yes. I *loved* this book. Crazy characters, beautiful Savannah, murder and mystery - and it‘s all (mostly) true. Midnight is a true page turner. But be warned. The end leaves you wanting more of the Hostess City - so much more I‘m considering a weekend getaway! #nonfiction2019 #somethingwithadeath @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Kappadeemom One of my “go-to” recommends since I live in Georgia ❤️ 2mo
Drocchio03 It‘s fabulous. I‘ve been to Savannah once, briefly, on business. I‘m very seriously considering a weekend trip down to fully enjoy the city. 2mo
Zelma I loved this book too. Just stay away from the movie. It‘s pretty bad, imho. 2mo
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jb72 Love this book! 2mo
Drocchio03 @Zelma I saw on Rotten Tomatoes - but I don‘t think I‘ll be able to resist. And I love John Cusack. 2mo
Drocchio03 @Zelma I didn‘t heed your advice. “Pretty bad” is being pretty generous. That movie is awful. Painfully awful! (edited) 1mo
Zelma @Drocchio03 😂 well, at least it only wasted about 2 hours of your life! 1mo
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Couldn‘t be more relaxed. Good book, warm sun and a cool breeze.

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About to get five hours of uninterrupted reading time. Will be wrapping up Badass and diving into the tagged book. Woohoo!

NikkiRobson73 Atlanta airport ? 1mo
Drocchio03 @NikkiRobson73 you would think with all the Delta planes. It was JFK going to San Diego. ☀️ 1mo
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“The moment you decide to forgive and let your negative feelings melt away, you are onthe road to freedom.”

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Finding a few gems between the grossly colloquial writing and lazy use of tropes.

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I typically lookup words I don‘t know. Now I‘m sorry I did.

Noun. coprophiliac (plural coprophiliacs) someone with a marked interest in excrement, especially the use of feces or filth for sexual excitement.

...and he was a notorious one at that. 😶

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CouronneDhiver Gross 😳 2mo
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Kappadeemom Ugh. 💩 2mo
Reecaspieces 🤢🤮 2mo
AnneFindsJoy I‘m going to try to NOT think about that 🤢 2mo
LibrarianJen Wow 2mo
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Getting a bad ass haircut while learning how to be and even *bigger and better* badass. 👊🏻

CouronneDhiver 👍🏽 2mo
jb72 I just finished this book. 2mo
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“More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.” Chopra.com

Excited to join the challenge and open my reading horizons!

#nonfiction2019 #somethingwithscience
@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Amiable Welcome to the challenge! 2mo
Drocchio03 Thank you!! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa So glad you are joining us! 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Hello! Can someone direct me to the original posts for #booked2019 and current #bingo challenges? I see so many updates from “players” and want in on the fun! Thank you! 😊

Cinfhen Thanks @Chrissyreadit I shared the info on @AsYouWish post because she was sweet and able to share the prompts!!! 2mo
Cinfhen Also, I‘m pretty sure @BookishMarginalia is hosting the Litsy Bingo card 💜💜💜 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, and @Riveted_Reader_Melissa is hosting a NF bingo challenge #NonFiction2019 😁 2mo
Drocchio03 @Chrissyreadit Thank you for making the connections! 2mo
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I won‘t say run to the library, but it‘s still worth a read. Each brief chapter opens a portal into a character‘s life - all of them intertwined by the English newspaper out of Rome for which they work. Thinking this would have been a nice book club read; I would have liked to delve deeper with fellow readers into the characters‘ personalities and motivations.

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Looking forward to finishing over the weekend. Happy Friday, fellow Littens. 🙂

wanderinglynn Happy Friday! 👋🏻😀 2mo
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