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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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I‘ve been reading a chapter before work all week. And in every chapter there is always some gentle kind sentiment that I carry with me during the day. Ty to thebookhippie for this practice ! #catsoflitsy. #thebookhippie

TheBookHippie ❤️ 2mo
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When Oscar Wilde visited Walt Whitman he saw a book that Whitman had inscribed for a friend. This is now on exhibit at the Morgan Lubrary in NYC. I am so touched that Wilde wanted to leave something that indelible connected the two. He wrote”The spirit who living so blamelessly yet dared to kiss the smitten mouth of his own century” #pride

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On the Move: A Life | Oliver Sacks
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I worried that I could‘t find common ground with OS as he motorcycled across America. So free, without fear or economic limitations. But then I realized I, like him with his patients, had to find our commonality. Our being human together through his shyness and a separateness that he wished he didn‘t have but used to do his work. It is said of his father that he was considered one of the 36 “hidden righteous whose goodness sustains the world.”

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Where the Wild Things Are | Maurice Sendak
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There‘s a Sendak exhibit at the Morgan Library in NYC. The first two pieces on display as you enter are little sculptures he made as a child - here is Little Red Robin Hood. I was astounded by how delicate his lines and colors are, how diminuative the scale of the work is and how the work is contained within drawn borders

Theaelizabet Thanks for sharing the pics. I love the Morgan. 3mo
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On the Move: A Life | Oliver Sacks
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I picked up a copy of his book Gratitude (for my Litsy swap group selection) but figured I would first read this memoir rspecially since it‘s been on my TBR pile for the past year. Nothing like mellow nighttime reading.

rwmg Excellent book. My book club read it last year. 3mo
Fridameetslucy @rwmg Yes im enjoying it on many levels. I am also struck by how absolutely alien so much of his story of traveling solo back and forth between Canada and America is to me. He could do this, often welcomed and traveling in the company of men, because he was a man. There seems to be a universe of men that Sacks lived in - I dont think he is even aware of the priveledges assiciated. (edited) 3mo
rwmg @Fridameetslucy He probably wasn't any more than he was conscious that for so many people the possibilities for earning a living and supporting a family preclude that sort of lifestyle. 3mo
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Panpan

I‘m bailing on this one. It‘s a little too light and slow going. I feel badly but I‘m getting psyched for my summer reading group books ...

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Devotion | Patti Smith

I can‘t resist The temptation to carry patti smiths diminuative small press books around with me. They easily fit into a pocket and feel oh so perfectly cupped by my hands.

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I couldn‘t get through this book without crying. I feel like the world lost a light that is much needed now. I feel like I lost a dear friend. There is a beautiful photo in the book of Bourdain and Jacque Pepin their smiles say it all - in his remberence Pepin says that bourdain “was a caring , democratic soul”. Obama says he made us “a little less afraid of the unknown”

Sward7 So so very sad... a huge loss 3mo
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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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Sorry for delay in getting this. I don‘t know pic collage Here‘s my choices in no special order - 1) City of Girls (Gilbert) . 2) Gratitude. (Sacks) 3) Little Fires 4) immortalists. @Sward7 @Lidia @mrsmarch

mrsmarch I would really like to read Oliver Sacks. I haven‘t read his work but I‘ve heard many of his radio interviews. 3mo
Fridameetslucy Ok then I choose Gratitude by Oliver sacks. @mrsmarch @Sward7 @Lidia 3mo
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Woo hoo!!! Planning another birthday trip to London. Please Littens send me recommendations for book stores, and off the beaten path artisan shops and must see moments.

catebutler How exciting! I can‘t wait to see pictures and hear all about your trip! 3mo
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Chelsea Girls | Eileen Myles

I saw her read about 9 years ago with Kate Millet. Making this my part of my countdown to Pride.

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About to begin this book. Her first book , especially the audible performance of it, held my interest. Hope this one does too.

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I love Edward Gorey‘s Work- the gothic inspired drawings, the camp and Dada texts that celebrate folks like me who prefer to paint night skies over skies of eternal sunshine. This is very current biography of Gorey which contextualizes him within lgbtq aesthetics and culture. Gorey is allowed to be enigmatic in his identity choices (gay but non sexual) and as open ended as his work . After all he intended his epitaph to read “ not really”

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A mindless diverting easy peasy read inbetween drawing knitting and icing.

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Loving this audible version. Home from work with fractured foot so I‘m doing my daily commute listen n init on the couch ! Woot woot.

Theaelizabet Take care! 4mo
Tadams4 I hope you foot heals quickly! Enjoy the downtime! 4mo
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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!!! 💗💗💗 5mo
Fridameetslucy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks seriously touched. Already responded and hoping my card choices fit n delight 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Fridameetslucy they will be perfect!!! 😘 5mo
Stacypatrice 😀💛💌 5mo
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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 5mo
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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! 😊 5mo
kgriffith Would love to know more about 16 🤓 5mo
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) 5mo
kgriffith @Fridameetslucy I would register for all of those classes! 5mo
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) 5mo
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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 :)

CoffeeNBooks I just started reading this book today, and I've been laughing so much! 4mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 5mo
Lindy My #KnittersofLitsy solution: knit while listening to an audiobook. 😉 5mo
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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. 5mo
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) 5mo
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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. 5mo
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Apparently Nosrat‘s book is somebody else‘s happy place #saltfatacidheat

rretzler Welcome to Litsy. 😻Beautiful kitty 5mo
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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 📖💖 5mo
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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. 5mo
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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 5mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
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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 😀 5mo
Fridameetslucy @kgriffith I‘m trying to find my book tribe. Queer femme Me 5mo
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