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Fridameetslucy

Fridameetslucy

Joined March 2019

Artist teacher knitter train travelor Cookbook lover and always reading a few books at the same time.
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The Best American Food Writing 2018 by Ruth Reichl, Silvia Killingsworth
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Gingerbread: A Novel by Helen Oyeyemi
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Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
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How To Fight by Thich Nhat Hanh
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Belly of Paris by Emile Zola
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Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
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I went to the Grolier Club in nyc (private club of rare book collectors) - One of many Amazing exhibits on Whitman in celebration of his 200th birthday. So far I still have one free ticket for sat June 1st symposium in Whitman at grolier if anybody is interested - let me know ASAP

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I have one free ticket to the June 1st all day symposium. There are no tickets left and i have to give it up if nobody wants it. The grolier needs a name to hold the ticket under. If you‘re interested let me know ASAP.

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Might have broken my foot so I‘m going to seriously veg out with vicarious bad ass cook books and 2 fun novels

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Im so glad that I‘m listening to this on audible. It‘s steeped with exactly the sort of stay on your toes type of details that has me suspending everything (except easy knitting projects and sipping a cuppa) I am so impressed by how this biography contectualizes Gorey in lgbtq culture and aesthetic

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How To Fight | Thich Nhat Hanh

I fell at work yesterday (leaning on a table with a broken leg that collapsed) and while I was laying on the floor terrified that I had broken a bone and waiting for EMS my co workers went by and laughed at me. This is what comes from perpetuating systems of injustice and poverty - this is what I witness everyday toward fragile special needs children. I am gutted and reaching hard to find what Thict nhat Hanh calls “the pause“.

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Between my predatory landlord and my awful job , I need a smerky and vicarious dose of justice. I know smerky isn‘t a real word but it fits the read

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I remember reading a letter from Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo in which he said that he was suffering under a lack of role models. How brave and lonely Vincent was. I am here at some crossroads and ready for new mentors in my life. This book was a gentle sign that they are closer than I think.

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Note the people around you. Do they want you to grow? Or do they stagnate or diminish ? Observe them. What do they want you to be? You may not need to eliminate them from your life, but you will need to renegotiate ...

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The Important Book | Margaret Wise Brown
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Big gratitude for the litsylove that came this week. It‘s weird actually getting cards/letters bc while I love writing them my friends usually respond by phone or email. This was so appreciated!! #litsylove. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie @whatsthEStorey @Stacypatrice @Canndor

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 💗💗💗 3w
Fridameetslucy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks seriously touched. Already responded and hoping my card choices fit n delight 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Fridameetslucy they will be perfect!!! 😘 3w
Stacypatrice 😀💛💌 3w
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I wish I worked with Russell brand. I wished he was my BFF. Instead I work in a corrupt immoral inner city public school with mean people who rarely show kindness toward children. Harsh reality. But it is the reality. Brand brings my focus back to me - yes there‘s the dilemma of fighting for concrete change (yesterday the school breakfast was still frozen moldy blueberry pancakes) and finding answers to essentially spiritual questions.

Lindy 😳😠…those pancakes 3w
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The Belly of Paris | Emile Zola

I left my copy someplace on vacation so im finishing it on audible. It is absolutely steeped with food culture like no other book I know

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So I am sitting in Central Park in a rock thinking about burial plots (no surprise from picture prompt) and remembered that there are only 2 available plots on the island of Manhattan. There were 3 but Ed Koch bought the one with the best location ;). I love how this book has lifted the ordinary to circus level fun

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Rissreads You sound like a very interesting person! 😊 1mo
kgriffith Would love to know more about 16 🤓 4w
Fridameetslucy @kgriffith I taught undergrad courses on cultural patrimony and memory (cultural property/cultural memory ), fairytales as cultural discourse and the design history of childhood. Plus a zillion years ago I taught the first design history of tattoo course in NYC (a weird claim to fame) you can see my work on Instagram under same name as in Litsy. (edited) 4w
kgriffith @Fridameetslucy I would register for all of those classes! 4w
Fridameetslucy @kgriffith ME TOO!! But then I always realized that I had to teach them :) I‘ve been updating and writing up my lectures from my “fairytales as cultural discourse” lectures to turn them into a blog or a book. Would love to hear your thoughts on a few chapters (edited) 4w
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Day 1 vacation - I‘m basically mansplaining my coffee books and knitting on the much coveted open window ledge of cosmos laundry mat (fits one) and laughing out loud that maybe I am living out a would be passage of this book :)

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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 1mo
Lindy My #KnittersofLitsy solution: knit while listening to an audiobook. 😉 4w
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I think I‘m Too much of a modernist because I‘m Having a hard time with reading this gothic language and what feels like a constant descent into shadow and darkness. I get the impression that there is some sort of balance that Shelley strives for between nature and human action. Switching over to audible to finish it.

Theaelizabet Do you know whether or not the Audible version is the 1818 text? I also have the 1818 text, and want to read it, but I am likely too much of a modernist, too. 1mo
Fridameetslucy I bought the Dan Stevens narration on Audible bc I really liked his voice and I thought it was more nuanced than the other narrators. But it doesn‘t say if it‘s 1818. I did follow alone at one point so I would say it is probable the 1818 version. @Theaelizabeth (edited) 1mo
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Finishing up this book. She brings BIG wide expansive questions about early childhood trauma, mental illness, “ love, loss and longing “ and her process of writing. I feel simultaneously bruised by witnessing what happened to her and glad I got through it. #readnsubway

Theaelizabet Love Winterson. 1mo
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Apparently Nosrat‘s book is somebody else‘s happy place #saltfatacidheat

rretzler Welcome to Litsy. 😻Beautiful kitty 1mo
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Stunning account of growing through early childhood trauma. She is the queen of staccato poignancy but I am now a third into the book and find myself asking if it‘s possible to write about so much trauma without the sense of detachment I hear in her voice. It ends up sort of normalizing the abnormal.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 1mo
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Reading this at same time I‘m doing a close read of David copperfield - I think that there‘s equally “a gap” that the reader brings to the story. Different but still a place where we can bring our silences #dickens #winterson

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Sitting here with THE Cynthia - the huntress in this passage

cathysaid Welcome! Check out the pages of @Chelleo & @RaimeyGallant for links to Litsy tips/hints. Also, today is the last day for a major book swap sign-up, so visit @BookishMarginalia ‘s page for details. 1mo
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Fridameetslucy @cathysaid Thank you. I am thinking about joining it but I need to get better acquainted with the app. That‘s my only apprehension 1mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
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David Copperfield | Dickens Charles
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Another reread of my first edition David copperfield , a cuppa with Michelle Obama and red toenails!! Good day here

kgriffith Welcome to Litsy 😀 2mo
Fridameetslucy @kgriffith I‘m trying to find my book tribe. Queer femme Me 2mo
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