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Faibka

Joined May 2016

Can't be left unsupervised in a bookstore
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The Cellist of Sarajevo | Steven Galloway
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Today‘s finds :)

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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“So he had the cat at last, and he got it to sleep with him at night. By day he caressed it and fussed over it. Soon it was no longer shy, and it curled up in his skirts or cuddled with him so nicely that he really did become very fond of it. He was lying against a pillar near the veranda, lost in thought, when it came to him going Meow! Meow! ever so sweetly.”

Image:"Asakusa Rice Fields and Festival of Torinomachi," Utagawa Hiroshige, 1857

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GingerAntics Is that Spock doing yoga? 2mo
Faibka @GingerAntics Yes 😂 and doing a better job than me, lol 2mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 2mo
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Hamlet | William Shakespeare
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I absolutely love tiny books and this one is gorgeous! Very well made, with the full play in small print but still legible. It even has it‘s own cute little slip case to keep it safe :)
@GingerAntics I‘m so sorry I‘ve been missing in action but work has been awful crazy! Just thought you might like this cute little book of our favorite play 😊 I think Will would approve

GingerAntics I am so in love with that cute little book!!! 2mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I got it on Etsy https://etsy.me/2EPGEbh it‘s a bit pricey but totally worth it! I love miniatures in general but especially books you can actually read! Macbeth will be next 😆 2mo
GingerAntics That seems totally worth it, though. 2mo
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Faibka @GingerAntics yes! They have others, like Alice in Wonderland with illustrations! On a side note, I got a promotion :) So I feel like splurging a little, in books of course! 📚📚 2mo
GingerAntics Seems like a logical choice. 2mo
Faibka @GingerAntics yes, my tiny Spock agrees, lol 2mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 2mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Happy Friday Littens!
#teaandbooks

jveezer I love this book. I think a lot about what happens when there is no there, there anymore. The ending is surreal and unnerving. 📖🤓❤️ 3mo
Faibka @jveezer oh my gosh, I loved it! 2mo
jveezer @Faibka 😌❤️ 2mo
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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Happy Birthday Jim!

“Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting ourselves.”

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“If we do not know how to take care of ourselves and to love ourselves, we cannot take care of the people we love. Loving oneself is the foundation for loving another person.”

Lindy Beautiful bread. 😍 4mo
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“We believe that happiness is possible only in the future. The conditions for our happiness are already sufficient. We only need to allow ourselves to be in the present moment, and we will be able to touch them.”

#catsoflitsy

Dragon 😻 4mo
Faibka @Dragon he‘s an expert snuggler 😸 4mo
Dragon 😀🐉 4mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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Ha! Kind of what I think about this book so far, lol.

#Genji #Genji6

RachelO That sounds just about right! 4mo
saresmoore True! 4mo
batsy Yes, exactly! 4mo
Daisey Agreed! 4mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“What do I care if she is still only a little girl? Just wait and see how much I love her: more than anyone ever!”

Ugh, no just no. This chapter about an 18yo man kidnapping a 10yo little girl he has become infatuated with, was so difficult to read. Granted, this was written a thousand years ago but it doesn‘t make it less appalling, also when you think this still goes on today. I‘m much disgusted with this character and still have 1000p to go...

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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“His thoughts would turn of an autumn evening to the one who so constantly stirred his heart, and he surely thirsted more than ever for any relation of hers.”

I‘m having a hard time distinguishing who he‘s talking about in some instances, is it Utsemi? Fujitsubo? Seems like has three or four to whom he has pledged his undying love, lol. But seriously, does he have a one constant true love? I can‘t figure it out.

#Genji #Genji5
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Lindy Fujitsubo is the one he has loved constantly, from the time he first saw her when he was a boy (because she reminded him of his mother). Murasaki, the 10-year-old, is Fujitsubo‘s niece and looks just like her. 4mo
Faibka @Lindy Thanks! I‘m up to chapter 9 now and you‘re right, it is Fujitsubo. I guess there‘s some Freudian issues going on there, lol. And thanks for clearing up who Murasaki is. Sometimes I get confused with so many characters! 4mo
Lindy @Faibka Yes, it‘s a big cast. And it seems that Genji has slept with half of them. 4mo
Faibka @Lindy 😂 it certainly does! It‘s hard to keep up 4mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“What home is ours forever?”

#Genji #Genji4

mhillis 😻😻😻 4mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“... and he who had never before spied on women going about their daily lives would have liked to watch these two forever, despite his guilt at heaving them in plain view without their knowledge.”

Already learning to be a perv, Lol. And this has been going on for more than a thousand years...

#Genji #Genji3

GingerAntics Men spying on women? Seriously? 4mo
batsy Lol, this pic in relation to the quote is killing me. 4mo
Lindy Perfect quote & photo combo! 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics Long ago, in an office far away where I used to work, there was a big scandal when it was found out while doing some repair work in the ladies restroom that someone had placed a hidden camera in the ceiling. Needless to say, we were mortified and felt paranoid when going to the restroom after that. 4mo
Faibka @batsy @Lindy this is the image that came to mind when I read it 😂 4mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“Never mind now pursuing the lady he had come for, because she would only evade him again (...) but if this is that pretty girl in the lamplight, he decided, then so be it! -which was no tribute to his seriousness of character.”

Yeah no kidding, ugh he‘s such a flake. I‘m loving the little illustrations included throughout the book.
#Genji #Genji3
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BookishMarginalia Beautiful pic and gorgeous kitty! #CatsofLitsy 4mo
Lindy Is that the “I could pee on this” kitty? 4mo
Daisey I agree about the illustrations. 4mo
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Faibka @BookishMarginalia thank you! 😸 4mo
Faibka @Lindy Lol, yup, he‘s the culprit! 4mo
Faibka @Daisey I‘ve also found them very helpful in illustrating some some of the instruments and other items 4mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“It infuriated him that her amazing resistance, far from disappearing, had instead risen to this pitch, and he was beside himself with outrage and injury, although he knew perfectly well that strength of character was what had attracted him to her in the first place”
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Genji, no means no, dude. And shame on you for using a kid to pimp out his sister. She knows she has everything to loose and has already explained it to you, you selfish goon.

Lindy Fortunately, Genji‘s behaviour improves as he gets older. It doesn‘t improve much, but still. 4mo
Faibka @Lindy that‘s good to know because I‘m seriously getting frustrated with him, lol 4mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“No footsteps seem to have disturbed the fallen leaves in your garden.”
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Ha! What a poetic way to indicate that no other person has visited her. When I read it I loved the image it created in my mind of fallen autumn leaves. This stock foto I found of somewhere in Japan improves greatly upon than image.

#Genji #Genji2
#autumn
#Japan
#amilleniuminbooks

Lindy 😍 4mo
Daisey This type of phrasing is beautiful and it‘s making me think more carefully about what I‘m reading. 4mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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From Persia to Japan, finally can relax and continue reading this XI century, 1182 page book where people communicate through poems and behind curtains, while I enjoy this wonderful Bavarian malty beer. What better way to spend a Saturday night! Cheers 🍻
@Lindy

#Genji #Genji2
#booksandbrews
#amillenniuminbooks

batsy Perfect 😍 4mo
Lindy Persia to Japan plus Bavaria. 🍻 4mo
jveezer Ooh! That one‘s on my shelf waiting to be read too! 4mo
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Faibka @batsy it truly was! I‘ve never tasted that beer before and it was really good, lol 4mo
Faibka @Lindy yup! and later occurred to me that the bookmark is from Canada and the glass from New York 😜 4mo
Faibka @jveezer go for It! We‘re doing a readalong hosted by @Lindy They‘re on chapter 13 and though I‘m behind I‘m loving reading the comments 4mo
Faibka @jveezer and I think I might be out of my mind to tackle this 1100+ page monster while also trying to read Finnegans Wake 🙃 I might be in over my head, lol 4mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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Ok just one last picture... a hole has been dug up in the forest and Zahhak waits in the dark for his victim to fall. Such a fun way to tell a story!

batsy Wow! 4mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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This a Persian tale set in the form of a pop up book with stunningly beautiful artwork and intricately detailed scenes that follow the story of evil King Zahhak (please see related posts for content photos). Little booklets on the side of certain pages open up to reveal even more surprises as you follow the story. It‘s truly a beautiful, creative, unique book and I highly recommend it.

#beautifulbooks
#uniquebooks

readingjedi I've loved pop up books from being a little girl & this one looks amazing! 4mo
Faibka @readingjedi me too! It is quite spectacular, I keep opening the pages again and again, lol. Beautiful and fun. 4mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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Ok, I‘m in love with this book. Look at the cute feather on the top of Feraydun‘s turban! My grandmother used to have Guinea hens and as a child I loved collecting their polka dotted feathers from their nest and use them as bookmarks :) I just thought they were so unique and beautiful like this book!

GingerAntics The detail is just stunning. 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics It is! It‘s hard to tell in this picture, but there‘s little fish swimming around, delicate purple and blue little flowers growing on the banks of the river, and even a super cute duck flying over the rocks 4mo
GingerAntics Oh wow 4mo
batsy Oh, this is so delightful! 4mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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“King Zahhak was frightened. He ordered his soldiers to go far and wide to find and kill all the infant boys in Persia.”

This story sounds familiar...

GingerAntics It really does? What is with kings killing baby boys? 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I know, right? And completely pointless because the prophecy still gets fulfilled 4mo
GingerAntics EVER. SINGLE. TIME!!! You would think after the first couple guys did it and the prophecy still came true, they wouldn‘t try anymore, but there is always the thought that somehow this new guy thinks he‘s special and he‘s going to get it done. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Notice, you don‘t hear about queens killing all the babies. It‘s always the kings. 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics Yes, exactly! Seriously, when in the history of all prophecies has one not been fulfilled in one way or another? lol. And yes, because rarely women are paranoid psychopaths, though I do sometimes dread going to family reunions 😂 4mo
GingerAntics @Faibka women tend to be scary in other ways. At least that‘s how my family is (we have A LOT of women). I don‘t fear any of them are going to be paranoid psychopaths. lol 4mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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“Zahhak marched his army to Iran and the Persians crowned him their king.”

The artwork is so beautiful and detailed, a visual delight while you read the story!

GingerAntics They really have put a lot of detail into it. The images are just beautiful. 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics Yes, I just keep turning the pages over and over noticing more things I didn‘t see before. It‘s truly a work of art 4mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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“Suddenly, King Zahhak writhed and twitched and screamed in horror as two large, vicious serpents sprang forth from his shoulders.”

I can‘t describe how much fun this book is

#beautifulbooks
#uniquebooks

GingerAntics Is that a pop up book?! That‘s just awesome!!! 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics yes! It‘s amazing, I can‘t get over it and can‘t recommend it enough though I haven‘t even read the story, lol. It also has little booklets that open up to reveal more surprises while you read. I love it! 4mo
GingerAntics Okay, officially I need to get my hands on a copy of this. I‘m going to have to check all of the libraries. 4mo
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Faibka @GingerAntics you‘re going to love it, it‘s so worth it! It has pieces that even move around, others have artwork around them so you have to turn the book, and there‘s some parts you slide to reveal something or change the scenery. It‘s pretty cool 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I really hope you find it! 4mo
GingerAntics I don‘t even know what the story is about, and I don‘t even care. The art has won me over completely. lol 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I know! At first I didn‘t even notice that there was a story in print at the bottom, lol. I basically got it because of the artwork 4mo
Faibka @Lola I know you like beautiful, artful, unique books so I thought this one might interest you. It‘s a pop up and the artwork and creativity is truly amazing! I‘ve posted a few other pictures if you want to check them out :) 4mo
GingerAntics It‘s understandable. The art is just wonderful. 4mo
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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King | Hamid Rahmanian, Simon Arizpe
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I‘m totally blown away by the stunning artwork of this pop-up book which narrates the Persian Legend of the Serpent King. The creativity that went into it is amazing! I haven‘t even read the story, I‘m just so captivated by the beautiful artwork.
#beautifulbooks
#uniquebooks

8little_paws That's very cool 4mo
charl08 Wow! I'd be afraid to let it near anyone else! 4mo
Faibka @8little_paws it is! I‘m just blown away, it‘s so beautiful 4mo
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Faibka @charl08 I know! I wasn‘t careful enough when I opened one of the pages and a small part of the cardboard got thorn 😭 it‘s so beautiful but very delicate 4mo
Chrissyreadit Stunning! 4mo
Faibka @Chrissyreadit yes, it‘s truly amazing 4mo
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Finnegans Wake | James Joyce
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“The fall (bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!) of a once wallstrait oldparr is retaled early in bed and later on life down through all christian minstrelsy.”

BarbaraBB You‘re reading this??!? 4mo
Faibka @BarbaraBB yes! There‘s a Facebook group (Blotty Words) that will be reading one page per day (starting today) and discussing it as well as providing all sorts of information and artwork along the way so I couldn‘t resist! I don‘t think I could tackle it on my own tbh so this is a good opportunity :) 4mo
BarbaraBB Wow. I‘ll be following your thoughts. It‘s one of the #1001books I have decided NOT to read, although that FB group idea sounds almost as if it is doable! 4mo
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matthieumcintosh Mmm, I‘ve got a healthy stack of Wake scholarship on my shelves...which I‘ve admittedly read more of than the Wake itself. But! The language is so rich and fun on its own that sometimes scholarship is overrated, ya know? 4mo
Faibka @BarbaraBB and it‘s actually going to be a page per week! Which suits me fine, I‘m in no hurry to thoroughly enjoy this book :) 4mo
Faibka @matthieumcintosh judging from this first page, I agree it‘s going to be a fun ride! I‘ve read Ulysses, A Portrait and Dubliners but I‘m a total neophyte to FW, I know nothing about it other than reading this first page. I‘m hoping the FB group will help in filling in some of the gaps but for now, just enjoying the language which seems to have sprung a life of its own with that thunderous long word! 4mo
jveezer Yay! Looking forward to a close reading of the Wake!!! 📖🤓❤️ 4mo
Faibka @jveezer Yes! Thank you again for letting me know about the group! I wouldn‘t have known how Joyce used different words in different languages to convey the same meaning while also creating an epic onomatopoeic type word. A true master of his craft! 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics 🤗 I think I can only tackle this book with group support, lol 4mo
GingerAntics He wrote it in multiple languages? Why?! The other concern I have is, has everyone agreed on an edition? One page in one addiction could be only part of a page or more than a page in another edition based on type face, formatting, size, etc. 4mo
jveezer @GingerAntics i think most editions follow the original pagination. If you have 628 pages, you‘re golden. I‘m actually reading from an edition hat has been reset so I cross reference to the online version at finnegansweb.com to stay on the same page‘ish. 4mo
GingerAntics @jveezer oh that makes sense. Interesting they‘ve kept the same pagination all this time. I‘ve never heard of that. 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics sorry for not replying sooner, I was offline all day preparing for a test at work but I‘m glad @jveezer was able to answer your question :) 4mo
GingerAntics @Faibka hope the test went okay 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics thank you! It didn‘t go as well as I would‘ve wanted but I‘m glad it‘s over and done, lol. 4mo
GingerAntics @Faibka that always seems to be the way with tests, doesn‘t it? Then again, I find I‘ve done better on tests when I feel that way than when I feel confident about them. 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics True, true. I‘ll never forget one time in college when I was so confident I was going to get a perfect grade on a very difficult exam, already making plans to celebrate and ended up barely passing it 😂 we‘ll see, hopefully I did better than I think 4mo
GingerAntics Oh I hate when that happens. Yeah, if I feel confident I‘m usually positive I‘ve failed. I‘d rather be worried about it. 🤞🏻 Fingers crossed for a good result. 4mo
Faibka @GingerAntics thanks! 😊 4mo
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Happy Sunday!

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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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“The path I would rather take is the one that leads to life”
Starting late for the readalong and still on #Genji1
A funny thing happened, when I took my copy off the low bookshelf I discovered that one of my cats had actually “marked it” 😓 he was in a weird phase marking all over the place and sadly this was a casualty. Had to get a new copy as the other one is ruined.
Covering XI century on my #amillenniuminbooks challenge
@Lindy

Redwritinghood What is that you‘re eating? Looks good. 4mo
Faibka @Redwritinghood it‘s a traditional bread eaten in Mexico only for this day to celebrate the three wise men that brought gifts to baby Jesus. That‘s why it‘s called “Rosca de Reyes” which roughly translates as Kings ring/wreath. Though I‘m not very religious it‘s a family tradition and the bread is delicious! (edited) 4mo
Faibka @Redwritinghood I should add that I didn‘t bake it! Lol, I wish I knew how. 4mo
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Daisey Fascinated by this bread and love the photo! 4mo
Faibka @Daisey and this is just a very small one, I‘m always amazed at the size of some of them for large families. My favorite are the ones with caramel filling 😋 4mo
Lindy Too bad about your original copy of Genji. What a naughty cat! I‘m glad you got a new copy and some special bread as a treat. 😊 4mo
Faibka @Lindy thank you! I‘m sad that I‘m very far behind but will do my best to catch up, it‘s such a fascinating read! 4mo
Lindy @Faibka We are only on chapter 6 and a couple of the chapters are quite short. You can do it! 4mo
Faibka @Lindy I‘m finding that it‘s impossible for me to do a chapter a day (during the work week I scarcely have half hour to read :( ) I‘m so far behind that I don‘t think I can catch up so I hope it‘s ok if I post late and comment on previous posts. I‘m loving the book but I‘m going to have to go on my own pace if that‘s ok :) 4mo
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This is a lovely book that provides a little something to ponder over each day until the end of the year :)

Suet624 They are always there. 😂 4mo
tpixie What a lovely reading! I shared with my family on our thread! 4mo
Faibka @tpixie I‘m very happy you liked it! 4mo
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Watching the New Years Twilight Zone marathon and my favorite episode! Time at last... if only! 📚📚📚
Happy readings!

Suzze I‘m watching too. It‘s not fair! It‘s not fair! 5mo
Faibka @Suzze 😭😭😭 5mo
tpixie Hmm I‘ll have to see if it‘s on YouTube! 4mo
Faibka @tpixie I hope you find it! It showcases every bookworm‘s dream and nightmare 4mo
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Happy New Year!!!! 🎊🎈🍻
May the New Year bring joy and great reads! ✌️📚📚📚

Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 🎉🎉🎊🎊 5mo
Anna40 Happy New Year to you too! 5mo
batsy That's a beautiful sentiment. Happy New Year 🎉💫 5mo
Faibka @Redwritinghood @Anna40 @batsy thank you, may this new cycle bring wonderful reads and great friendships :) 4mo
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“The barometer of his emotional nature was set for a spell of riot.”

What a phrase! Well, my barometer today was set for a spell of reading! 😆 it‘s been so long since I‘ve finally had the chance to spend a few hours reading, it‘s been great!

GingerAntics Just added this to my reading list. Haven‘t read much of Joyce, but I love Ireland and I‘m always game for some short stories. 5mo
Faibka @GingerAntics great! I think you‘ll love this book and Joyce‘s work in general. He really makes turn of the century Dublin and its people come alive with all their virtues and follies. This is the most accessible of his books I‘ve read so far and the language is beautiful, he‘s able to convey so much meaning in a few pages! Ulysses was at the top of my reading bucket list and finally got to tackle it at the beginning of the year, so worth it! ✌️ 5mo
batsy I love this book @GingerAntics and I second what @Faibka says! I need to re-read this at some point; I think I need to get this lovely edition, as well 😉 5mo
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GingerAntics @Faibka @batsy I downloaded a free version of it on Apple Books and found the audiobook at the library, so this is happening soon. Maybe it will be my first read for 2019. 5mo
Faibka @batsy so happy to hear you loved it so much! I haven‘t finished it yet and already adding it to my re-read list, lol. And yes, when I saw this edition I had to have it! The inside jackets and the back showcase more artwork from a couple of the stories. Highly recommend it! 5mo
Faibka @GingerAntics that‘s great! What a wonderful way to start the year 😊✌️I hope you enjoy it! 5mo
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Mortality | Christopher Hitchens
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“Always prided myself on my reasoning faculty and my stoic materialism. I don‘t have a body, I am a body. Yet consciously and regularly acted as if this was not true or as if an exception would be made in my case.”

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Mortality | Christopher Hitchens
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“To the dumb question ‘Why me?‘ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: Why not?”

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Snow Country | Yasunari Kawabata
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“It was a stern night landscape. The sound of the freezing of snow over the land seemed to roar deep into the earth.”

Photo is from earlier today, first snow of winter! Sadly it all melted away already.

#catsoflitsy
#petsoflitsy

Reviewsbylola Your cat doesn‘t look too impressed. 😂 5mo
Faibka @Reviewsbylola lol! He sure wasn‘t, he was like “screw this” and immediately went back inside 😂 5mo
Dragon 😻 5mo
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“She sat at the window watching the evening invade the avenue.”

Gorgeous imagery contained in such a modest sentence

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Ha! What does this remind me of? 🤔 Lol

8little_paws Makes homer something something? 5mo
Faibka @8little_paws 😂😂😂 Lol, I almost spat my tea, yes another great reference! (edited) 5mo
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“As we count up the memories from one journey, we head off on another.”

What a beautiful book! I was not prepared though, for this kind of heartbreaking beauty but such is the nature of existence. A journey into kindness, empathy, compassion and the connections that both human and feline characters make along the way through life, sacrifice and love. Deeply touching and endearing, it will certainly tug at your heartstrings...

Desha What a cute kitty!! ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Faibka @Desha thank you! I‘m taking him to the vet tomorrow, he‘s not doing very well. Maybe that‘s why I was even more emotional reading this book. It‘s so beautiful but also very sad 😢 5mo
Faibka @EmilyChristine highly recommend the book! It‘s really beautiful, but it‘s so heartbreaking, tissues are required 😿 5mo
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EmilyChristine 😭😭 Just like the movie Haichi about the dog. Makes me cry every time. 5mo
Faibka @EmilyChristine 😭 yes and they actually made a film adaptation of this book which I‘ll never watch, I can‘t go though all of that again! Lol. But still it is a really worthwhile read for everyone but especially cat lovers 5mo
Desha @Faibka I‘m so sorry to hear that...I understand how heart wrenching it is when our fur babies don‘t feel well. I‘m sending good thoughts for her and for you. 💖 5mo
Faibka @Desha thank you! 💕 yes, I‘ve been stressed about it but vet visit went well, we‘ll have a follow up on Monday. 5mo
Desha I‘m glad to hear that! Yay! Will keep sending good thoughts your way! 5mo
Faibka @Desha thank you so much! ☺️ my kitty and I appreciate it 5mo
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Planning to end the year the way I started it, reading Joyce! ❤️

RavenLovelyReads That‘s a beautiful edition!! 5mo
BookishMarginalia Love that cover! 5mo
TheWordJar Lovely cover! 😍 5mo
Faibka @RavenLovelyReads @BookishMarginalia @TheWordJar I love it too, the penguin deluxe editions are the best! 5mo
batsy Mug and beautiful edition 😍 5mo
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“Cats the world over prefer to discover things they like on their own and rarely go for anything that‘s been provided for them.”

So true! I‘ve been robbed of my favorite blanket and spot on the couch by this little feline even though he has had a variety of kitty beds which he never uses 😹

#catsoflitsy
#petsoflitsy

squirrelbrain He looks so blissed out though! You can‘t possibly move him.... 5mo
Faibka @squirrelbrain oh yes, when he‘s in kitty bliss I dare not disturb him 😸 5mo
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“She must be disgusted with her husband, who had never been able to stand up to his father. Kosuke had a habit of swallowing whatever he wanted to say. Repeated patterns of childhood behavior have long-term consequences.”

I‘m already crying, this is more than a book with a feline narrator, it has some carefully weaved in touching human stories. Brian agrees!

MrBook 😻 5mo
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This whole dialogue is adorable

tpixie So funny! 5mo
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Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics | Stephen Greenblatt
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@batsy @GingerAntics I just bought this book and since we‘re on a Shakespearian streak I though it might interest you :) if you‘ve already read it I would love to know what you think!

GingerAntics I haven‘t read this one, but Greenblat is a well respected Shakespeare scholar. I‘m definitely going to have to look this up. 5mo
TheBookHippie I need this book!!! 5mo
batsy Ooh! I havent read it! Don't need further convincing #stacked 😂 5mo
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Faibka @GingerAntics great! 👍 I want to finish reading the plays he references so I can get to it soon 5mo
Faibka @TheBookHippie that‘s exactly what I said when I saw it! go for it 😃 5mo
GingerAntics You don‘t even need that. He explains what you need to know to understand. I‘d read it now. It will help inform your reading of the play. You can reread it after that to get the second layer of info. My favourite of his is Hamlet in Purgatory. 5mo
Faibka @batsy awesome! 👏 always happy to contribute to others tbr piles 😁 5mo
GingerAntics This book is happening...just as soon as I have the money. 5mo
Faibka @GingerAntics you make a good point and are making me reconsider... it would be nice to be reading the play and think back on his analysis. I read Hamlet long ago and have seen a few adaptations, so far my favorite play! so definitely adding Hamlet in Purgatory to my tbr. 5mo
GingerAntics Hamlet is my favourite as well!!! I‘ve found that anytime I read one of his books (even a third or fourth time) I get something else out of it, so you‘ll probably enjoy multiple readings. I got Hamlet in Purgatory from an inter library loan, so I haven‘t been able to read it in a while. I think it‘s time to just buy it already. lol 5mo
Faibka @GingerAntics yeah! Go for it. I still have a few bookish commitments to get to but you‘ve convinced me to start reading it as soon as I can :) 5mo
GingerAntics @Faibka @TheBookHippie I won‘t be able to get them until March, but these are definitely happening. 5mo
Faibka @GingerAntics I‘m more than convinced in getting Hamlet in Purgatory! Maybe we should reconvene in March and read and discuss them :) 5mo
GingerAntics @Faibka lol I won‘t be able to get them until late March at the earliest (I get paid on the last business day of the month), so probably April. lol 5mo
GingerAntics For some reason, my library has absolutely NOTHING by Greenblat about Shakespeare. They only have “The Swerve” and “The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve.” 5mo
Faibka @GingerAntics 😢 well, we can wait for April then 😆 gives me time to get HiP (lol, that sounded funny with the acronym) 5mo
GingerAntics Fingers crossed I can get my hands on some copies!!! I‘ll keep you posted. 5mo
Faibka @GingerAntics ok! 👍 5mo
GingerAntics I‘m going to check with the library at the college I work at. Hopefully they‘ll have a copy, but don‘t know if they have much Shakespeare going on. We‘ll see. 5mo
Faibka @GingerAntics cool! I hope they have it! :) 5mo
GingerAntics Fingers crossed. I‘m trying to think if we even teach a Shakespeare class. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I‘m just going to check when I‘m in there getting information from the librarians for a presentation on conducting research. 5mo
Faibka @GingerAntics oh my gosh a Shakespeare class! I would love to take one. Hoping you find the books! 🤞 5mo
GingerAntics In grad school I took 2. That school had several really great Shakespeare classes. This school, I don‘t think they have any. 5mo
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“-Sometimes I get the feeling he can understand what people are saying. He‘s pretty bright-
Humans who think we don‘t understand them are the stupid ones.”
Lol, love this book so far.

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“Human beings are basically huge monkeys that walk upright, but they can be pretty full of themselves. They leave their cars exposed to the elements, but a few paw prints on the paintwork and they go ballistic.”

🐾 in need of a heartwarming read and this might just do the trick.

matthieumcintosh I loved this one! Nana even sent me a letter for reviewing the ARC. 5mo
Faibka @matthieumcintosh aww that‘s lovely! 😸 I‘m loving it so far, but I‘m pretty sure I‘m going to cry at some point. Why is he getting rid of Nana 😿 I‘ll have to read on to find out 5mo
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Selected Poems of Rumi | Jalalu'l-Din Rumi
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“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I‘ll meet you there.”

Love, love this quote!

DivineDiana As do I! 5mo
batsy I love that one, too ❤️ 5mo
Tamra Now that‘s a cute S & P set, if that‘s what is..... 5mo
Faibka @DivineDiana @batsy Awesome! 😎 5mo
Faibka @Tamra yes it is! Thank you, I bought the set a long time ago and put it out every Christmas :) 5mo
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Selected Poems of Rumi | Jalalu'l-Din Rumi
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❤️

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Selected Poems of Rumi | Jalalu'l-Din Rumi
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Several of Rumi‘s writing draws upon on these types of contrasts and comparisons on how everything manifests in relation to another and everything, both good and bad, is therefore necessary. An interesting point of view.

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Dragon Ball | Akira Toriyama
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@Dragon I saw this on Facebook and thought of you. Cool idea for next year :) 🎄

Dragon So very cool! 👍💚🐉🐲 5mo
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Selected Poems of Rumi | Jalalu'l-Din Rumi
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“Sit with your friends; don‘t go back to sleep.
Don‘t sink like a fish to the bottom of the sea.”

Nothing to do but stay warm and read.
Happy Holidays everyone!!! 🎄❤️

tpixie You look so cozy!!! Merry Christmas!!! 🎄🎁 5mo
Dragon Happy holidays 🎉! 💚🐉 5mo
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Redwritinghood Happy holidays! 5mo
Faibka @tpixie thanks ☺️ love to just curl up in a blanket and read! 5mo
Faibka @Dragon @batsy @Redwritinghood my favorite time to catch up on reading 😉 hope your holiday season is going great! ❤️ 5mo
tpixie @Faibka yes!! Another reason I wish my mom was around! I could sit and cuddle and read as opposed to doing all the cooking and cleaning!! ♥️😍 but glad for the rest of the family!! I had to go into work today and so my son helped make the rub for the pork roast we‘re having tomorrow! (edited) 5mo
Faibka @tpixie sounds yummy! Bummer that you had to go to work but good of your son to help out! And yes, today again I‘m shameless lounging around wearing a Santa hat and reading. I worked so hard the whole year, I think I deserve it 😜 5mo
tpixie @Faibka yes! You do!!! 5mo
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