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HLouiseM

HLouiseM

Joined May 2016

Morticia Addams as a Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl. TkTK/Insta: @HLouiseM13. Slytherins are people too. 🐍💚
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The Library Book by Susan Orlean
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My oldest just texted me from the paternal grandparents‘. I love that our relationship is one that they can describe something as non-euclidean and I know they mean a geometrically unsettling nightmare a la H. P. Lovecraft. 🥰 #raisingreaders

Rachel.Rencher Love it 👏👏 1mo
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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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Holy Shitballs! In the time since I‘ve been on here, I: lost my apartment; moved back to my hometown in Idaho from Boston; finalized a divorce;[we all] passed 2 waves of pandemic; moved to Homer,AK; worked at a rare book store; had all my worldly possessions stollen; got home; saw my mom through cancer; started a podcast; got published in the Boston Globe; became a bartender; went back to AK; made it home; became a librarian; & READ A LOT!

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Watched the Brad Pitt adaptation of Moneyball (first time)with my dude and his family last night. He had two A‘s hats we Had to wear. It was a blast.

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One thing that has got me through this year is my membership to Harvard Bookstore‘s Signed First Editions Club. When I got stuck in my hometown during quarantine, they happily shipped me my backlog; Christmas in June!

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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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So a little more than a year and a half ago, my ex and I split. Then things really started to happen...

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The Dharma Bums | Jack Kerouac
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I can‘t believe how long it‘s been and what‘s transpired. As part of carving a new life for myself, I got a tattoo of a man that changed my life at 17. Flawed genius, right where I can see him remind me to tell the f*cking story.

Chrissyreadit That sounds like a novel or autobiography in the making. 2y
Chrissyreadit Welcome back! 2y
HLouiseM @Chrissyreadit Thank you! 2y
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I saw the documentary, “The Center Will Not Hold,” And recommended YMT to my mother. She started and finished it before I even got a copy. I read it as fast as I could, first to catch up to her, then because I couldn‘t stop!
Pic: My father.

emilyhaldi Such a beautiful, sad story 💙 4y
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Work day turned Girls Day.

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When your nerdisms cross, the effect is often a bad pun. Sorry, not sorry. #LorePodcast #PokemonGo

TobeyTheScavengerMonk This is some AP level nerdery right here. 4y
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HLouiseM @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Haha You got it! 4y
DebbieGrillo @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I added you! I'm a newbie. 4y
DebbieGrillo @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Thanks for the add and the gift! 4y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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There are so many good things about this book. There are some things that made me think, “Wait, THAT‘S the thesis?” “That‘s the binding thing?” There were two loose ends- one I could only reconcile because they were a side character. Anyway, it was a good read. The writing was good and I highly enjoyed the story.

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This book is required reading, & I don‘t say that lightly. Keefe takes a handful of braided lives to weave one masterful story that happens to work like a celluloid cypher to so many global issues. This is the kind of book that changes the reader‘s history to, “Before I read...” and, “After I read...”

BethM So true. 4y
Suet624 That last sentence of yours...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4y
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Utopia | Thomas More
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I was looking for something else when Utopia caught my eye. I asked myself, “Why buy it when it‘s on the public domain, though? Then I saw who wrote the intro and essays and I was done for.
-What makes you buy a book you could read for free?

readordierachel That would do it! 4y
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Nutcracker: Complete Ballet in Full Score | Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
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It‘s been a busy season (more articles, fewer novels) but I couldn‘t be prouder of our hardworking girl. She wanted a part in the Nutcracker & she went & got it! #WorthIt

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Winter's Tale | Mark Helprin
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Snuggling up post-festivities is one of the best parts. #merrybooksmas

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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“Being married to a bibliophile sure makes gift giving easier.” - @SensitivePenguin

Merry Booksmas! Happy Holidays! #bookhaul

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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😍😍🤩🤩😍😍🤩🤩💖💖💖💖💖

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Of all the praises I could give this book, the most important is this: Get it in audio!!! The dialogue and dialect are too savory for the eyes to do justice. Listen!

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Ella Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine
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Happiness is: Leaving new books by their beds & waking to squeals of joy & gratitude- “Eeeee! Thanks, Mom!” Nailed it!

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The Color of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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I promised I wouldn‘t get anything new for myself till I finished what I‘m on...but that doesn‘t mean I won‘t get books for THEM!

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I‘m almost too excited for this one💙💜💗.

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A new, better fit apartment in an old neighborhood that, we all agree, is home. Next step: A Forever House.

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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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This was a lot more fun than I thought it would be, in that I‘d heard disparaging reviews about the writing quality. But I hardly found a hiccup and over all enjoyed it very much!
So tell me: why the hell didn‘t someone give this too me as a kid?! Haha

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Winter's Tale | Mark Helprin
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As if being sick as hell didn‘t put me in a melodramatic mood already, my PCP‘s office is, literally, in a Belle Epoch “high rise” building. #toopretty #consumptivemaiden

GypsyKat I hope you feel better soon! 5y
HLouiseM @GypsyKat Thank you! 5y
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True Love is when you‘re too sick to sit up, so they get a new audiobook to listen to together, then syncs the playback on your phones before getting up to make you soul food.

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Winter's Tale | Mark Helprin
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A new perspective that reading has brought to this privileged child: what happened to the people who came to U. S. Customs between 1880-1920 & were turned away?

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Between the snowstorms last week and The Cold From Hell this weekend, I should be freaking DaVinci by now.

Did anyone else do this challenge with the podcast?

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On Cats | Charles Bukowski
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Watson approves.

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The Shining | Stephen King
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Finishing The Shining from my In-Laws' cabin. Behind the whiteness are the Sawtooth Mountains. I swear this was unplanned.

LeahBergen Eeee! 😬 5y
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War All the Time | Charles Bukowski
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I missed #nationalcatday because I was caring for my Sherlock. The vet was blunt about his survival odds, but we were vigilant, & today he's almost 100% again. He's a strong kitty. He reminded me of my favorite Bukowski poem, "The History of a Tough Motherfucker."
- (Sherlock is white; Watson is B&W)

CouronneDhiver You didn‘t miss it at all... you were busy being a cat momma. 🖤 Glad he‘s doing better! 5y
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Everything is Holy!

I was busy all day yesterday, so Happy Howl Day today!

CoffeeBooksRepeat Gorgeous view! 5y
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October Country | Ray Bradbury
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Happy Autumn Equinox!!! 🍁🍂🐿🕸🦉🦇🌽🍎🖤🎃👻

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The descriptions were pristine. Rachman paints layer upon layer so subtly that I could ALMOST overlooked the complete absence of a plot.
Then he killed off the dog- the only likable character of the whole mess.
But, just maybe, the very pointlessness of the whole damned thing was it's point. I guess if I am asking myself that, the book has succeeded...

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At this point I'm finishing this out of spite...

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I know this is a month old, but knowing Stephen King loves Rancid & similar bands makes me so happy! #goodtaste

http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/stephen_king_spotted_at_rancid_concert

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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Bees always bring me hope & optimism. Saw this guy & more at the park...

GypsyKat I love bees! 💗🐝 6y
susanhgrover Love that book 5y
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The Essential Feminist Reader | Estelle B. Freedman
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Watson knows what's good.
Seriously though, cat knows exactly when I'll have a book to rub every day.
https://instagram.com/p/BWUKJZBDXF7/

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Saga Vol. 5 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Salt water and books. #HiarchOfNeeds

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This was the perfect escapist novel. I couldn't imagine a greater counter weight to the news cycle than a sassy, sympathetic MacGyver uniting planet Earth. Throw in a righteous rebellion by his team & you've got a hook. Weir does a good job of showing a lot of characters w/ depth. Dr. Neil D. Tyson might rip up the science, but it's fine for a story. Enjoy.

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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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Pharmacist: Is that your member card?
Me:(searching wallet) Oh, that's my library card.
Pharmacist: I didn't know people still went to the library!
Me: (Thinking) Should I be taking drugs from this person??? #actualconvo

LauraBeth I always find it so strange when people make comments like this! 6y
Zelma I'm a librarian and you wouldn't believe the number of people who ask me why I would be one, aren't libraries obsolete, what do I do all day... 🙄 6y
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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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Audiobook: "I glued my hand to the helmet,"
Me: [giggles]
Audiobook:"Stop laughing." #4thWall

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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TFW you're in a book deep, & your very-in-demand-hold comes in...

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O.W. argues that we relate to the emotions of characters, & the rest should be escapism...🤔

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I'm blowing you all kisses- mwah, mwah, mwah!! Thank you! #milestones

Tanzy13 🎉 6y
LeahBergen Yay!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
CoffeeBooksRepeat 🎉🎉🎉 6y
Smrloomis 🎉🎉🎉👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 6y
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The Mists of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley
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I have to take a break from this one for a bit. I'm in a sensitive mood. Also, unrelated, I really dislike Vivian. I pity her, but I still dislike her. To be continued...

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OMG I'm salivating to read this book now! Excellent interview.

CAGirlReading I know! Not a book I would typically take interest in but the author gave a great interview! One more thing to add to my TBR 📚📚📚📚📚😔 6y
BooksForEmpathy What is the podcast?? Maybe I'll have to add it?? 6y
HLouiseM The podcast is "Longform." They interview writers about behind-the-scenes. 6y
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Spoiled for Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to all the Nurturers!

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The Mists of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Seriously...

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Last week we finished HP7 & it was even better than I remembered. They've grown so much & I couldn't be prouder, but I was apprehensive (it's hard to let go of 5 yrs). But reading the end together was so full of heart, & they insisted we have to start all over again soon; I don't think we've lost a drop of the magic. ⚡️💚

EloisaJames Your children are adorable!! I'll never forget reading the first three aloud 3 times as we waited for book 4 to come out. Happiness!! 6y
HLouiseM Thank you @EloisaJames! (edited) 6y
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