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Heatheringheights

Heatheringheights

Joined December 2016

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Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Sleeping through the suspense. #dogandbook

BookMaven407 💜🐶 11mo
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Colossus of Maroussi | Henry Miller
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#summerreading and beyond to #summertravels ‼️🇬🇷🛫

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So many good reads passed on at the Carrollwood #freelittlelibrary this morning. #shortfiction #essays #classics #travelwriting

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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Fenrir judges my present involvement with three books at the same time. They‘re different genres, Fen. Relax. #dogandbooks

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Illness as metaphor | Susan Sontag
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My #LitsyAvatar is me taking a selfie to see how sick I look before going out to a wine event I was still too ill to drink at. It did not convince my friends to allow me to beg off to stay home and read.

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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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Sunday couch potatoes. #bookmarks #rainydayreading

Reecaspieces Awe🐶 1y
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Cold weather is only encouraging my indulgence in wonderful reading gifts from wonderful friends and family. #bookishgifts

Heatheringheights @schmia ❤️💕💜 2y
schmia I own those socks too! ❤️❤️☺️ 2y
therealdealbeall I found that book at Half Price awhile ago. I'm a fan of Glaspell, so the title got my attention. 1y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Cozy, cozy, cozy. #bookanddog

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What We See When We Read | Peter Mendelsund
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Reminded of this #tbr in The Getty bookstore.

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Watching Fenrir enjoy the dog park while starting a new audiobook. #britishaccentsforthewin

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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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"You're entirely bonkers...All the best people are."

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Amerikanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Being super American (except for the whole leisure reading part). #itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear

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Bellevue Square | Michael Redhill
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"'Have you heard a band called A Band Called?'...'They're good, but you have to like caterwauling.'"

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Los Angeles Noir | Denise Hamilton
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Found another copy of the book I accidentally left on the plane in #TheLastBookStore for half the price I bought it for in NYC. #bookadventures

BookMaven407 😍😍 2y
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Books on a plane. #checkedbaggagefullofbooks

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Fenrir naps with his Gram while I catch up on my nonfiction reading. #nonfiction #sciencepluspoetry #translations

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Strawberry iced tea and a good book. #sundayfunday

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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The balcony is all clear for morning coffee and reading enjoyment. #coffeeandbooks #bookerprize #Fenrir #dogsandbooks

BookMaven407 🐶💕 2y
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Hemingway's Cats | Carlene Brennen
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All safe here in FL. Catching up on reading by daylight and flashlight.

rubyslippersreads So glad! 😸 2y
JazzFeathers Good! 😸 2y
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1. FL 🏝 2. Impossible! 3. The Neapolitan Novels 🇮🇹 4. Annie Hall 🗽5. Twin Peaks ☕️ 6. Okkervil River 🎸 7. 💙8. Sci-fi 🚀 9. High School English Teacher 👩‍🏫 10. Fenrir the 🦇🐖 @maich 💯#meetthelittens

maich O teacher👍❤ 2y
Eyelit Okkervil River 👍 2y
Nat_Reads I'm a teacher deeply in love with Annie Hall and Maddaddam! 👏⭐️👍 2y
UnidragonFrag I keep trying to watch Twin Peaks in anticipation of the new season! 2y
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World's Largest Man: A Memoir | Harrison Scott Key
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Giving this one a so-so because there are a few funny lines (like above) despite many of the jokes being the same joke reworded in every chapter. Also because I am somewhat biased since I don't generally like the memoir genre and was compelled to read this for a now disbanded book club. #memoir #bookclub

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The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies | Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
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From a 2015 New Yorker article by Ceridven Dovey on the therapeutic benefits of reading. The main book discussed is the A-Z guide to what novel to read organized by ailment and written by two bibliotherapists. #newcareergoal #recommendsday

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The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Chris Adrian: "Sid and I are both at Columbia and meeting for the first time today." S. Mukherjee: "And that's New York City." Fascinating talk from two oncologist writers. #authortalk #nonfiction #science

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Vivid descriptions of art (fictional but based upon paintings of the Dutch Golden Age). Interesting peek into art restoration. Loved the beginning and the end. Tension could have been handled better in between. But still a great read (or listen).

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Julius Caesar | William Shakespeare
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Beware the ides of March, y'all. - a Southern soothsayer #Shakespeare #shelfie

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Don't Cry: Stories | Mary Gaitskill
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From "Mirrorball" #shortfiction

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Don't Cry: Stories | Mary Gaitskill
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The end of each of these stories made me want to pause, journal, and discuss at length. "Mirrorball" and the title story were my favorites. The only one I didn't like was the first. I didn't see how the main character was supposedly strong; everyone in that story seemed spoiled, petty, and uninteresting. Don't stop there though. The rest are complex and rewarding. #shortfiction #dogsoflitsy

Zelma Great photo caption! 😆 2y
Heatheringheights @Zelma thanks! 💙 2y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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"There's the idea that if you have a ghost in the house, you ask the ghost what year it is. It says, 1847. You show it a newspaper and it instantly vanishes. Helpful tip for the audience." George Saunders is my favorite ghostbuster. #authortalk #tbr

rachelm 🙌 2y
RadicalReader @Heatheringheights is it a parody of withering heights?!! 2y
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You couldn't help but love this terribly flawed, terribly brazen narrator. My favs, which aren't ☠️spoilers but you may not want to know, are when Yunior tells the girlfriend he has cheated on ☠️a) that the documentary evidence is just part of his novel in progress, and b) that she should not blame him but the patriarchy. #booksandbeer

RadicalReader @Heatheringheights absolutely loving with books and booze 2y
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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I liked the satiric send up of the Anna Karenina principle. I did not like the lazy and reductive resort to genetic determinism. Sorry wealthy white dudes, you and your children aren't violent assholes because of some ☠️unnamed inheritable mental disorder ☠️ahem Aspergers ☠️ahem, doesn't work like that #translations

B.Reader Thank you for being so articulate about what I didn't like about this book!! 2y
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The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs | The New Yorker Magazine
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Fenrir is not making it to the end of this party. But I made it to the end of this large collection of things dog related published in The New Yorker over an 80-year period. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cartoons--all about dogs. I recommend this as a coffee table book you peruse over an extended period of time. #litsypartyofone #dogsoflitsy

DebinHawaii So sweet! 🐶❤️ 2y
Pruzy I totally get where Fenrir comes from now after reading Gaiman's Norse Mythology! 2y
Heatheringheights @Pruzy yes! I tell him about his god + giantess parentage as a bedtime story. Can't wait to read Gaiman's telling of Norse myths. 2y
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Pruzy @Heatheringheights Awwww. And it's a great read! 2y
bookishkris Is Fenrir a Frenchie or a Pug? 2y
Heatheringheights @bookishkris He's a Frenchie. 2y
bookishkris @Heatheringheights he's very handsome :) 2y
josie281 ❤️ 🐶 2y
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The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs | The New Yorker Magazine
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Reading book about dogs with dog. #litsypartyofone #dogsoflitsy

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Strange Library | Haruki Murakami
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#mylocallibrary is a beautiful building with a port themed reading room. It started out as a bank in 1926, closed due to the depression, and was converted into a library through the efforts of the local Woman's Club in 1951. #bookriot @bookriot

AshleyHoss820 WOW!! 😱😍 2y
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Wow. What a stunning, poetic short novel. This copy is from the library, but I'll be buying my own. It demands to be reread. Crow is better than a therapist.

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Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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Open it, says Fenrir. We are behind on our new releases from 2016. Gotta get to that Chabon. #dogsoflitsy #bookmail

Megabooks 💕💕 2y
BkClubCare Fenrir is adorable. 2y
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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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So glad I finally got around to this witty and moving graphic memoir of a childhood in Iran in the wake of the Islamic Revolution, experience as an outsider in Western Europe, and return to a homeland sunk deeper into authoritarianism. The courage of so many of those depicted is inspiring. #graphicmemoir #translations #bildungsroman

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Munro is a master. Nearly all of these stories have elusive yet satisfying endings. As in life, people wander in and out never fully aware of their effect on others. All her praise and awards are deserved. #shortfiction #dogsoflitsy #movingtocanada

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The Strange Library | Haruki Murakami
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A tortured sheep-man, a secret labyrinth, an ethereal mystery girl--Murakami short does not mean Murakami light. It's all there to be unfolded (literally) alongside haunting illustrations. #magic #fantasy #yalit #translations

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Swamplandia! | Karen Russell
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I want to run away and live in Karen Russell's imagination. #signed #readjanuary

mcctrish Yep 2y
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The time for tears is over. So long as we can plot, #allisnotlost

B.Reader 💕💕 2y
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The Last Wolf & Herman | László Krasznahorkai
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Although these are short fiction, the writing style requires some patience (yes, the first is a 68-page single sentence). However, once you're acclimated, these unique stories howl to be reread and pondered over. #translations #shortfiction

specificity It's on my TBR as well!! 2y
Heatheringheights @specificity I definitely recommend reading The Last Wolf straight through in one sitting. You'd lose the feel of it (and likely the sense) otherwise. Enjoy! 2y
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Bright Lights, Big City | Jay McInerney
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This book has been on my #tbr since I was born. #highexpectations The introduction delivers: it's amazing. Then the "Bolivian marching powder" wears off, as does one's awe of the writer. What follows is disappointingly ordinary, hollowly naive, and oh so quaint--a print fiction magazine employing a fleet of full-time writers, HA! If you love #NYC it's still a must-read. Just be aware that the most sympathetic character is a ferret.

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Despite containing the above vicious libel, Fenrir and I found this graphic memoir most entertaining. Brosh is simply hilarious in her total weirdness and unsparing self-awareness. Fenrir now wants a helper dog. #graphicmemoir #dogsoflitsy #humor

Reecaspieces Pugs are real characters....especially about moving....THEY DO NOT WANT TO MOVE!! 🐶😂 2y
Heatheringheights @Reecaspieces Fenrir's a frenchie. But he's definitely like a pug in not wanting to move until it pleases him! 2y
Reecaspieces @Heatheringheights well he is adorable 2y
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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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I agree 100% with the review of @emilymorgan 💗I would add that I loved the above quote and that the book inspired me to rediscover New Wave. #yalit #1980s

emilymorgan @Heatheringheights I know right?! I didn't even go to high school until the early 2000s but it literally felt like high school. Insane. Also by new wave, do you mean the feminist group? 2y
Heatheringheights @emilymorgan same here--the book inspired nostalgia for a time I wasn't even old enough to experience culturally. By New Wave I meant many of the music references--Joy Division, Elvis Costello, The Smiths. 🎧 2y
emilymorgan @Heatheringheights Oh! Of course 😂😂😂 I guess I've been reading too many political articles lately. 2y
HeatherBookNerd @Heatheringheights I was actually in high school in 1986. (I think Rainbow Rowell and I are about the same age.) I felt immediately sucked back to being a teen in the 80s. she absolutely conjures that time in the most perfect ways - the mix tapes, waiting for phone calls, the music. It's one of my favorite books ever. 2y
Heatheringheights @HeatherBookNerd that's awesome to hear. Love the music from that time. 2y
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Anyone lacking overwrought nostalgia for her study abroad jaunt in Britain will likely find this book intolerable. It certainly fails the test of time: Today 99% of the narrative would be obliterated with the sentence, "Then I consulted my iPhone and all was well." #travelmemoir #expat #overthepond

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The Last Wolf & Herman | László Krasznahorkai
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Woohoo! First #24in48 #readathon completed! The London Fogs and Fenrir's company were the keys to my success.

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🎊🎊🎊 2y
mhillis Congratulations 🥂 2y
CoffeeAndABook Wow 🤘Great job 📚👑🍭🏆 2y
DebinHawaii Awesome! You did it!! 🎉📚👍 2y
Simona Wow! Congrats 🍾🎈🎊🎉I didn't managed to read for 24. Impressive‼️ 2y
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Car travel interrupted the end of Eleanor & Park. Believe it or not, this is my first audiobook ever. Loving it! #24in48 #audiobook

irre One of my favorite audiobooks!! 2y
Heatheringheights @irre I'm loving it. I can't imagine reading it as text. The audiobook really makes it come alive. 2y
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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Needed a change of setting for my next read. #readingoutdoors #24in48 #dogsoflitsy

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Starting off #24in48 with an #ebook! Let's do this!